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Help Chart Future of Library at a Community Listening Session

The Brentwood Branch renovation. Self-service checkout. Enhanced security. New carpeting. The Library Express West 24-hour kiosk.

If you’ve enjoyed any of these changes in the last few years, you saw the more visible results of your library district’s five-year strategic plan. We have more work ahead before the plan ends in mid-2020, but we’re already gathering ideas for the next plan, and we’re asking for your help.

What do you want your library district and library branches to do for you in the next five years?

You’re invited to give your thoughts at a casual Community Listening Session planned at library branches across the Springfield-Greene County Library District.

The goal is to collect ideas and opinions to help chart the near-future course of your Springfield-Greene County Library District, says Executive Director Regina Greer Cooper.

During the one-hour moderated sessions, we will ask:

All ages are invited to attend one or more of these one-hour sessions:

Refreshments will be served. If you can’t attend any of those dates, more sessions are being planned for September.

For more information, call Community Relations at 616-0564.
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 Don't miss these upcoming adult programs.

The Brown Bag Travelogue at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the Schweitzer Brentwood Branch goes into the wild in Piranhas to Penguins: Bill and Maggie Crowe’s Excellent Adventure. The Crowes will share adventures from their 68-day cruise around South America and the Antarctic aboard Holland America’s Prinsendam. Feel free to bring a sack lunch. For details call 883-1974.

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The Midtown Workshop Series for adults at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, in the Midtown Carnegie Branch upstairs meeting room offers a lesson on cupcake decorating from an expert at The Urban Cup. We’ll go from basics to perfect piping.

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

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