The south entrance to the Library Station parking lot will be closed September 11-17 due to MoDOT sidewalk construction. The entrances north of the bus stop remain open.

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Find Romance at the Station, Brush Up on iPhone and Job Skills and Attend a Community Listening Session

Our readers love romance. Consider: The library has 10,000 romance titles in circulation. So we’re feeding your guilty pleasure with a day full of romance on Sept. 28:  Romancing the Station. The Library Station, that is, 2535 N. Kansas Expressway.

The Ozarks Romance Writers will offer talks about the genre, staff will share their favorite picks and provide some romance crafts.

From 10-11 a.m., attend a Writers Workshop on the State of Publishing with Holly Atkinson. That’s the only session requiring registration by calling 616-0683.

Come and go at the rest of the day’s events from noon-4 p.m. Meet author Renee George from noon-12:45 p.m.; Lori Copeland from 1-1:45 p.m.; and enjoy an Author Meet & Greet from 2-4 p.m. Books will be available for sales and signing. The day’s events are sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
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iPhone Security is the topic of the next iPhone Class for Seniors from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the Schweitzer Brentwood Branch, 2214 Brentwood Blvd. Veteran instructor Julie Mahaffey teaches this free beginner class for adults who want to master their mobile technology. Bring your iPhone or iPad. Classes are every second and fourth Tuesday of the month. For details call 883-1974.
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Do you know a job seeker who needs a few more skills first? Suggest they register now for a Sept. 17 Job Seekers Workshop at the Edge Community Technology Center in the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library, 397 E. Central St. Choose a session from 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m. by registering at 837-5011. Using Google tools, they’ll learn essential digital skills, how to build a resume and how to search for a job using online tools.
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The staff counts on library users to tell us how we can serve your needs better. We especially invite your thoughts at the next Community Listening Session from 5-6 p.m. Sept. 16 in the Library Center auditorium, 4653 S. Campbell Ave. Your ideas and opinions will help us write a strategic plan for a library district that works for you. Can’t make it? More sessions are coming. For details call 616-0564.

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

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