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Books & Authors

Autumn Crafting

As fall begins rolling in, many of us love to stay home and craft!   Whether you're an old pro or wanting to try your hand at something new, The Library has plenty of titles for crafters at any level.  More...
Books & Authors, Health & Wellness

Yes You "Can": Preserving Food Through Canning

Canning food isn't just a memory you share with your grandmother, it's actually a very economical way to enjoy the freshness of summer all year round!    More...
Books & Authors

Spring Cleaning

You can't organize clutter.  So why is it so hard to get rid of it? 
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Books & Authors

President's Day

Presidents Day is February 16th. This federal holiday was established in 1879 as an opportunity to celebrate the lineage of men who have made this country great. Historically, however, many people associate Presidents Day with two men - Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, both born in February.
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Education

Research Paper Basics: MLA Style

Having trouble understanding the MLA style of research writing?  We're here to help.  More...
History & Biography

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

This year will mark the 87th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.  The celebration will feature over 50 of the parade's trademark large balloons as well as musical performances and Broadway dance numbers.  Read all about the humble beginnings of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.  More...
Education

Help! I've Got Homework!

It's hard to believe that school is already back in session but alas, here it is.  And with it? Homework.    More...
History & Biography

Why We Should Thank Johannes Gutenberg

Ah, the humble printing press.  This seemingly archaic little invention has actually had a profound impact on modern society.  More...
Teens

Have you heard this track from the Hunger Games?


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Community Matters, Health & Wellness, Missouri & Ozarks

Joplin Tornado Relief Efforts

On May 22 a tornado hit Joplin, Mo., causing immeasurable damage to homes and businesses. Residents had a mere 20-minute warning to find shelter before the storms hit. At time of publication, the death toll sits at 122 as citizens of Joplin sort through the wreckage.    More...
Health & Wellness

The Ban on Drop-Side Cribs

On December 15, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced new federal crib standards that will stop the sale, manufacture, resale, and distribution of drop-side cribs.  More...
Community Matters, Health & Wellness, Missouri & Ozarks

Shop Local, Eat Local

Greene County citizens are rapidly becoming "locavores" -- those who seek out goods produced within a 100-mile radius of their hometown. When you live somewhere as bountiful as the Ozarks, it's easy to find local produce and meat if you know where to look.   More...
Community Matters, Government, Missouri & Ozarks

Census 2010: Why It Matters

Do you know what the census is? Did you know that a census every 10 years is required by our Constitution? This is a census year and there are a few things you might want to know about this very important process.  More...
Community Matters, Health & Wellness

Crisis in Haiti: What You Can Do To Help

On January 12th, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 rocked the small nation of Haiti, forever changing the structure of their country and their population.  In the aftermath, individuals and organizations from all over the world are pitching in to do what they can to aid this devastated area.  More...
Community Matters, Health & Wellness

Forget the Fads: Make Health Resolutions that Stick in 2010

Every year it's the same old song and dance - you'll resolve to "lose weight" and "be healthy," and by February, you'll be on the couch wearing sweatpants and eating bonbons.  Instead of making vague, unrealistic goals, resolve this year to take charge of your personal health and inform yourself.  More...

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