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Books & Authors 

Our Favorite Books of 2013

It's time for Best of 2013 lists! Since no one knows books quite like librarians, we asked staff members from across the Springfield-Greene County Library District to choose their year-end favorites. Read on to discover our picks.   More...
Funding & Nonprofits Government Missouri & Ozarks 

Search Census Data with My Congressional District

My Congressional District, a new interactive tool from the U.S. Census Bureau, makes it easier to find the statistics you need. Simply select your district and instantly view information on American jobs, education, housing, and more. Then, share it on your Facebook or embed it on your webpage for easy access.  More...
Find a Job 

Find a Job Online Using Social Media

Use social media sites such as LinkedIn and Twitter to efficiently market yourself, network with others in your field, and land the job of your dreams.
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Books & Authors 

National Poetry Month

Think you know what poetry's all about? Think again. Long gone are the days of sleepy verses describing the weather and dense epics in Old English. Contemporary poets push the boundaries of the genre and help us see our lives in new light -- all in a language that is accessible and fun. In honor of National Poetry Month, why not give the new wave of poets a chance?
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Art 

All You Need is Love...But a Little Chocolate Now and Then Doesn’t Hurt

Chocolate has long been associated with love and luxury. This Valentine's Day, impress your amour -- or treat yourself -- to a decadent dessert or entree featuring the Food of the Gods with these cocoa-heavy cookbooks and (fat free!) chocolate lore. 
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Art History & Biography 

Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree: Holiday Music from the Library!

Holiday music provides a sentimental soundtrack for the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Years -- even a Grinch's heart melts a little when Judy Garland sings "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." Check out the Library's collection of sheet music and CDs to get in the holiday mood!  More...
Books & Authors 

Adventures in Slipstream Fiction

Tired of reading the same old thing? Looking for a new genre to explore?  Feeling sort of…strange? Slipstream Fiction might be for you.  More...
Books & Authors 

From the Page to the Small Screen

Did you know that many of this fall's most popular television series are based on books? Whether you prefer the forensic mystery of Bones, the grotesque zombies of The Walking Dead, or the Prohibition-era drama of Boardwalk Empire, this article will help you find the books that started it all.   More...
Books & Authors Missouri & Ozarks 

Bike to Work Week

Whether you’re planning to take a leisurely ride through your own neighborhood, pedal five miles through traffic to get to work, or pack up your belongings for an adventurous two-wheeled tour of Missouri, the Library has plenty of resources that will prepare you to hit the streets.  More...
History & Biography 

Celebrating Black History

Every year in February we celebrate Black History Month. This article offers suggestions for those wanting to take a closer look at events and people of note in African American history, as well as issues and trends affecting the modern population.
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