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Resolving to Improve Your Life in 2014? Begin at the Library

Whether you're making resolutions or just want to learn a new skill in 2014, the Library is your source for career upgrades, help with a new electronic gadget, computer skills and, yes, even better grades in school!  More...
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Kids Can Shop Big with Small Budgets at Annual Holiday Store Starting Nov. 30

 The annual Holiday Store for kids begins Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Library Center. Kids can find holiday gifts priced at 25 cents to $5 for  friends and family members. Get in on more fun and photos with Santa that morning at the Holiday Open House.    More...
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World War I Program, Research, Will Tell Greene County's and Missouri's Stories

 A Sunday program, a new blog and an upcoming website will help tell the story of Greene County's and  Missouri's sons and daughters who served in World War I abroad and at home.  More...
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Now You Can Stream Films, Shorts, Documentaries with IndieFlix

 The Library now offers a free, streaming movie service, IndieFlix, that gives you unlimited access to thousands of independent films, shorts and documentaries from more than 50 countries.
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Brentwood Branch Renovation Timeline Moves Ahead

 The effort to reduce, reuse and recycle everything possible from an empty Library property is nearly complete, as the Brentwood Branch renovation plans move forward.
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Expanded Collection of Hobby and Craft Books Captures All Interests

Look for an expanded library collection of new and exciting books for crafters and hobbyists, thanks to a recent $10,000 grant. From pottery to whittling to sock art, the Library has something for everyone.
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Geezer Returns for Spring Concert May 18 at Library Center

 Geezer, our favorite classic rock cover band, returns for Geezerfest Spring Fling  Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 18, on the Library Center patio.  More...
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Friends of the Library Spring Sale Tops $115,488

 The Friends of the Library book-selling machine wowed us again, thanks to the region's book and music lovers and buyers. The Friends hit its third-highest sales record in the week-long event.  More...
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Mid-America Singers Will Fill Library Center with Sound of Music

The Springfield Mid-America Singers will give a free, after-library-hours concert at 6:30 p.m. today, Feb. 24, in the Library Center concourse to benefit the Brentwood Branch Library planned renovation.  More...
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Get Real Answers from Real Librarians with Live Chat and Live Text

Reference librarians and reliable information are now just a chat or a text away with Live Chat and Live Text service at thelibrary.org.  More...
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Stumped for Ideas? Let the Library Entertain Your Holiday Guests

If you run out of ways to entertain your houseguests, the Library can help! Christmas week offers free movies, storytimes, brain teaser programs, gingerbread-building and more.   More...
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Find the Historical, Serious and Quirky on Fold3

From census records to Civil War photos to UFO sightings -- students, genealogists and historians will love mining a new electronic resource, Fold3, for reliable historical documents.   More...
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Friends of the Library Pledge $300,000 Toward Brentwood Branch Library Renovation

The real campaign hasn't yet begun, but the Friends of the Library has pledged a major gift -- $300,000 over three years -- for a major renovation of the 41-year-old Brentwood Branch Library.  More...
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Big Momma's Opens Kiosk at Midtown Carnegie Branch Library

While you're in the Midtown neighborhood, grab a coffee, espresso or a bite of lunch at the new Big Momma's cafe kiosk now open in the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.  More...
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Record a Loved One's Story on National Day of Listening

Record a loved one's story, StoryCorps-style, at home or at the Library Center on Nov. 23 as a family keepsake on the National Day of Listening.  More...
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Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale Hits $125,779.01 All-time High

The Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale hit an all-time high with sales of $125,779.01 during its Oct. 23-28 event, thanks to support from an army of volunteers, businesses and eager Ozarks shoppers.  More...
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Grab Some Great Bargains at the Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale Oct. 23-28

The Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale Oct. 23-28 includes CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, puzzles, games and great reads for all ages and interests. Join your friends at Remington's for this fun, annual event.  More...
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Author's Success: Another Dream Fulfilled Through the Library

 Springfield author Perry Posey's journey to fulfill his writing dream began when he turned to the Library to learn the skills and use the tools he needed to get the job done. What do you need to reach your goals?  More...
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A Writer and a Playwright Share Through Lecture and Live Theater

Writers on their craft: Author ReShonda Tate Billingsley will talk about her work on July 11, Sandy Asher's one-woman script "Walking Toward America" will be performed live July 14 and 15 at Library Center.  More...
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Children's author Caroline Starr Rose Will Speak May 16 at Library Center

If “Little House on the Prairie” books are among your favorites, you’ll want to hear Caroline Starr Rose, author of the young readers' book, “May B,” during her visit to the Library Center  at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 16. Her talk in the Story Hour Room is open to all ages.  More...
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American Library Association Releases Top 10 List of Challenged Books of 2011

"The Hunger Games" book series was among the list of 10 most frequently challenged books in 2011, according to the American Library Association.  More...
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Author Bruce Hale Offers Hope for Young, Reluctant Readers

Children's book author Bruce Hale, coming to the Library Center April 12, says exposure to the right book or book series can turn a non-reader into a book lover -- and even a writer.   More...
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“The Border Between Them” Book Talk features author Jeremy Neely and Civil War Panel March 5

Civil War historian Jeremy Neely will discuss his book, "The Border Between Them: Violence and Reconciliation on the Kansas-Missouri Line," at 6:30 p.m. March 5 in Meyer Library.
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Slam Poetry, Soup Dinner, Films and More Drive Civility Series

The Library and community partners will bring discussions about civility, compassion and community to the front beginning March 2 in Building Common Ground series.  More...
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Community, Civility and Compassion Topics of March Series

The Library, Civility Project of Springfield-Greene County and other partners plan a series of March programs, "Building Common Ground: Discussions of Community, Civility and Compassion.  More...
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Find Low-cost, Used Books at Library Gift Shops

Can't wait until the big Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale April 24-29? You can find some of their bargain-priced, used books at the Between Friends Gift Shops any day.
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Authors and artists enjoy center stage at the Library

It's more than a place to store books! The Library shines a spotlight on regional authors and artists every week of every month.  More...
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Shoppers Fill Home Shelves with Friends Book Sale Bargains

The Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale is drawing bargain shoppers from across the region, and many are returning the next day for more. The prices and selection are too good to go just once.  More...
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Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale is Oct. 18-23

The big annual Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale, offering bargain-priced books, DVDs, CDs and more in all genres for all age groups, kicks off with Friends Night Preview Sale Monday, Oct. 17.  More...
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Authors Sarah Ockler, Chris Crutcher Lead Banned Books Week Events

Authors Sarah Ockler, Chris Crutcher and Kurt Vonnegut expert Dr. William "Rodney" Allen will headline a week of panels, lectures and a Read-Out during Banned Books Week at the Springfield-Greene County Libraries. 
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Fog City Coffee brews convenience for Library visitors

Fog City Coffee is serving up its signature coffees, snacks, salads and sandwiches at a new kiosk in the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.  More...
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Libraries Provide Drop-off Sites for Joplin Aid; Free Computer Use for Joplin-area Residents

Springfield-Greene County Libraries are drop-off sites for donations of Care Kits for Children of the Joplin Metro Area through June 6. 
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Learn a New Language with the Library's New Online Program

A fun, effective self-study program, Mango Languages, helps you learn up to 34 languages through an online program offered through the Library.
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Library Early Learning Centers Help Kids Succeed in School

New early learning centers and materials at the Library help children develop the skills they need to succeed early in school.  More...
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"Voices of Conflict" Reveal Human Dimension of Civil War

KSMU's recordings of Civil War letter excerpts show a sobering, human side of the Civil War.  More...
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