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See Tim Ernst April 5 at Library Center; Turn Lunch Into a Learning Experience at Library Programs

  Nationally known nature photographer Tim Ernst packs the house when he presents his annual slide shows at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center, so you’ll want to reserve a spot now to see his presentation, “Yellowstone in Winter,” at 7 p.m. April 5 in the Library Center auditorium.

The event is free but auditorium seating is limited. Register now by calling 882-0714.
Tim blends music with dozens of images of Yellowstone National Park taken during "the photographic trip of a lifetime." He will also sell and sign his books after the presentation.

Tim has written more than a dozen hiking trail guidebooks for the Buffalo National River and Ozark Highlands Trail; a daily blog, Cloudland Journal; 14 collections of wilderness photographs. His work has appeared in numerous national publications including National Geographic and Audubon.

His visit is part of April’s Big Read, the Library's one book, one community celebration of a selected title. This year's featured book is "The Call of the Wild." We encourage all ages to read the book, talk about it and attend some of the many outdoor-themed events and authors we have scheduled. Learn about all Big Read events at, or get a copy of Bookends at any library branch or Mobile Library.
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Got baseball fever? If you follow the Cardinals, you may want to join the Brown Bag Travelogue for adults at noon on Wednesday, March 19, at the Brentwood Branch Library. Reference librarian Rebecca Clark has returned from Jupiter, Fla., to give her perspective on the St. Louis Cardinals’ annual spring training camp. Feel free to bring a sack lunch. For details call 883-1974.

If Civil War history is your favorite pastime, instead, plan to bring your lunch to the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library at noon on Wednesday. The library’s informal lecture series will feature “The Civil War in the Trans-Mississippi Theater” with Brian Grubbs, the library’s Local History and Genealogy Department manager.

That region refers to everything from the Mississippi River west to the Pacific Ocean, but most of the significant events occurred in Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, the Indian Territory (modern Oklahoma), Louisiana and Texas, and included battles at Wilson’s Creek, Pea Ridge, Prairie Grove, Westport, Cabin Creek, and many others.

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