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Fiction in the Garden
These books can be enjoyed whether or not you’ve got a green thumb for spring. Places where things grow, gardens and orchards, play a central role. Visit forgotten gardens, go behind the scenes at flourishing nurseries and greenhouses, and tag along with sleuthing landscapers. These books are best read on a park bench or near an open window.
Experts Talk About Environmental Dangers April 23 and 25; Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale Starts with Preview Night April 30
Springfield author and activist Todd Parnell speaks passionately about the dangers of industrial farming to the Buffalo and our Ozarks waterways. He and others will talk about those dangers April 23 and 25 at the Library Center.
The Green Book
For many Americans, the 1950's were a golden age of driving. For African Americans, travel along Route 66 was a challenge that required them to pack their own provisions because they could not count on receiving goods or services, regardless of how much money they had.