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"'Tis impossible to be sure of any thing but Death and Taxes," wrote Christopher Bullock in "The Cobbler of Preston" (1716) -- a quote often attributed to Mark Twain or Benjamin Franklin. And while taxes have fluctuated since the origin of the adage, Bullock, Twain and Franklin were right: death remains a constant.
A series of programs at the Library in October examines our relationship with death and end-of-life issues.
More Latin American authors are often considered the originators of magical realism. A slew of contemporary authors writing from the south continue to produce fantastic, boundary-pushing fiction.
More The iconic Beatle was shot in front of his Manhattan apartment building 34 years ago December 8, but his legacy lives on. Check out these books and DVDs to learn more about the musician's life and work. More It's time for Best of 2013 lists! Since no one knows books quite like librarians, we asked staff members from across the Springfield-Greene County Library District to choose their year-end favorites. Read on to discover our picks. More My Congressional District, a new interactive tool from the U.S. Census Bureau, makes it easier to find the statistics you need. Simply select your district and instantly view information on American jobs, education, housing, and more. Then, share it on your Facebook or embed it on your webpage for easy access. More Taking the time to research an employer's history, values and goals, and recent achievements can give you the knowledge you need to feel extra confident going into the big interview -- or prevent you from wasting your time applying at a company that isn't the right fit.
More Job hunting is tough. What makes it even tougher is when you lack the skills required for the position you want. Don't get overwhelmed -- get empowered. The Library is here to help! More It's easy to get bogged down by the challenges of creating a great resume, but don't overlook the importance of a strong cover letter. More Use social media sites such as LinkedIn and Twitter to efficiently market yourself, network with others in your field, and land the job of your dreams.
More Think you know what poetry's all about? Think again. Long gone are the days of sleepy verses describing the weather and dense epics in Old English. Contemporary poets push the boundaries of the genre and help us see our lives in new light -- all in a language that is accessible and fun. In honor of National Poetry Month, why not give the new wave of poets a chance?
More Nervous about a big job interview? Decrease your stress level by planning ahead. More Chocolate has long been associated with love and luxury. This Valentine's Day, impress your amour -- or treat yourself -- to a decadent dessert or entree featuring the Food of the Gods with these cocoa-heavy cookbooks and (fat free!) chocolate lore.
More How you dress and present yourself physically can have a big effect on the outcome of a job interview -- for better or for worse. More Holiday music provides a sentimental soundtrack for the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Years -- even a Grinch's heart melts a little when Judy Garland sings "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." Check out the Library's collection of sheet music and CDs to get in the holiday mood! More Tired of reading the same old thing? Looking for a new genre to explore? Feeling sort of…strange? Slipstream Fiction might be for you. More