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Live Performances Planned at Library Chautauqua April 28-30

“Voices Remembered: The 2011 Chautauqua” Planned April 28-30 at the Library Center and Republic Branch Library

Musicians and actors will perform the ballads, personalities and words of the men and women who witnessed the American Civil War during a three-day Chautauqua in the Springfield-Greene County Library District.

"Chautauqua" (shuh-TAW-kwuh) is the Library's version of the series of cultural and educational performances popular during the early 1900's.

This series caps the Library’s April 2011 Big Read celebration, which features literature and programs for all ages on the theme of “Voices of Conflict: The American Civil War.” All programs are free and open to the public. A library card is not required to attend.

For a complete schedule of the April events, go to, and click on “events.”

The Big Read 2011 event partners: Friends of the Library, Missouri State University; KSMU Radio Station/MSU; Springfield Public Schools, Victory Trade School, Video Billboards of the Ozarks/Steve Stith, Missouri Neon Sign Co./Steve Raper, Journal Broadcasting Group/KTTS, KSGF


Kathleen O'Dell is community relations director for the Springfield-Greene County Library District. She can be reached at

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