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Art on the Wild Side Makes a Show at December Library Displays

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Friends of the Library Present Winter Concerts to Warm You Up

 Shake off the winter blues with a concert series funded by the Friends of the Library.  More...
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WWII Symposium Answers: What Did You Do in the War, Grandpa?

Heroes of World War II will talk about their roles in the war, unusual events and life lessons learned at a two-hour symposium 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, in the Library Center auditorium.  More...
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Library Sponsors Useful Workshop for Nonprofits

A free workshop Aug. 27 will provide useful tips and roadmaps for nonprofits to stay on top of fundraising and communication trends to help them be successful.  More...
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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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Author Dan Brown Stars in Live Stream Event at Libraries

Join a live stream event at three libraries May 15 to see author Dan Brown.   More...
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Get Quick Online Answers with Live Chat and Live Text

Now you can get reliable answers from the experts -- librarians -- even when you're not at the Library. Use our new Live Chat and Live Text services.  More...
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Let Edgar Allan Poe Inspire You: Join The Big Bleed

Do something good for your community -- donate blood and be a partner with the Library and CBCO. Poe would be proud!  More...
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Partners Team Up To Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Home for Library Project

Habitat for Humanity and Ozarks Green Building Coalition are partnering with the Library District to reduce, reuse and recycle a home in April to make way for the Brentwood Branch Library renovation.   More...
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Kids and Teens: Catch a Movie, Games and Parties during Spring Break at the Library

Kids and teens can catch a movie, a craft program or a party at the Library March 11-15 during Spring Break.
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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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Library's Food For Fines Week Returns Jan. 27-Feb. 2

Have some overdue book fines hanging over your head? Start out the new year right by donating to Ozarks Food Harvest and wipe out those fines during Food For Fines week at the Library.
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Dake Wells Architecture Chosen to Design Brentwood Branch Library Renovation

Springfield firm will take lead in a major renewal of the busy, 41-year-old neighborhood library.  More...
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Kids’ Fun, Fishin’ Magicians, Music and Poetry Slam Headline First Night Events at Park Central Branch Dec. 31

Kids and adults can get in on New Year's Eve celebrations at the Park Central Branch Library from 5:30-10 p.m. Dec. 31  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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Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale Runs Oct. 23-28

The huge Friends of the Library Fall  Books Sale, offering thousands of bargain-priced books, CDs, DVDs and more for all ages, runs Oct. 23-28, with the Friends Night Preview Sale on Monday, Oct. 22 at Remington's  More...
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Indie Rock Musician Presents "Musicology" for Teens Sept. 28 and 29

Indie rock musician Philip Dickey will talk about the music industry, touring and getting your music published during teen programs at the Library Station and Library Center.  More...
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"Outcasts United" Author Featured at Lecture and Book Signings

The author of "Outcasts United," Warren St. John, will give a lecture and book signing Oct. 9 in Hammons Hall, and a special book signing Oct. 10 at the Library Center. 
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Library Foundation Elects New Officers

Empire Bank Marketing Manager is new Library Foundation Board President.  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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NAACP Awardee and Author to Speak July 11 at the Library Center

Author ReShonda Billingsley will talk about her path to best-selling author, and her newest release, "The Secret She Kept."  More...
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An Evening of Original Acoustic Music with Mark Bilyeu June 23 at the Library Center

Musician Mark Bilyeu will perform his original works under the stars on the Library Center patio Saturday, June 23.  More...
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Kids Invited to "Nature Dreams" June 22 at Springfield Conservation Nature Center

While you're sleeping, an entire world is happening outside your window. Visit "Nature Dreams" to find out what you're missing.  More...
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Babaloo Rocks the Library Summer Reading Program

Kids can catch a one-man musical comedy act with Babaloo this summer at the Library.
 
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Barty Shakes Presents Green Eggs and Hamlet and You!

The Springfield Summer Festival Project returns to the Park Central Branch Library with two free performances June 2 and 9.  More...
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"The Age of Miracles" Author to Visit Libraries Via Skype

Book discussions at the Brentwood Branch Library and Library Center on June 7 will feature a visit from the book's author via Skype.
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Murder and Mystery Drive New Masterpiece Book & Film Club

A new book and film club at the Library Station beginning June 4 appeals to fans of PBS Masterpiece series.  More...
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Concert, Stargazing, Movies Highlight Adult Summer Reading Program Events

The Library's Summer Reading Program isn't just for kids. The Library also has a variety of  activities to delight and entertain adults all summer.  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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Born2Learn Makes Learning a Downtown Family Event

The Library and other groups are launching a new resource for early learners and their families. Born2Learn feataures free Family Passports to downtown sites where participants  can practice fun, easy activities to helping children develop language, cognitive, creative and physical skills.
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