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Business Reading and Research

Whether you’re starting a business, running a business, or advancing yourself as a professional, this list will provide the books and resources The Library has to help you achieve your goals.

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Read Living Poets

April is National Poetry Month! Whether you’re a lifelong poetry reader, looking to pick the habit back up or ready to introduce yourself or someone else for the first time, this list will help you find the right book to celebrate!

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Missouri Food

Whether you’re looking to grow it, cook it, or just eat it, here’s a slew of books to help get you in the Missouri food mood. More
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Classic Nonfiction Comics

Many of the first wave of comics (or graphic novels) to be taken seriously have been nonfiction. Here's a list of both classic and contemporary reads of the genre. More
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The American Experience in Words

In poetry, first-hand accounts, and retrospective examinations of our culture and history, read how these authors put their American experience into words to share across space and time. More
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World War One in Retrospect

From the individuals that served to the nations and leaders setting agendas, the immediate and long-term results of this near-forgotten war laid the groundwork for the Modern world. Browse these titles for well-curated examples of primary resources from the war, and well-researched interpretations of its impact then and now. More
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Read into Recently Published Poetry

Discover new books from up-and-coming writers Joshua Bennet and Jana Prikryl, and former U.S. Poet Laureates Rita Dove and Robert Pinsky. Plus links to just a few of the Literary Journals available through the Library's website. More
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About the Movies

Prep for the Oscars and a whole new year of movies with these books and DVDs on the history of the art form. Maybe even find a new flick to check out.  More
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Remembering Ourselves

You can’t think about the future without thinking about the past, and with a new year ahead it’s a perfect time to revisit the lessons of history. From Springfield, to the Ozarks, to the United States and beyond, you will find it in this list.  More
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Books to get you Ready for NaNoWriMo

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) ... Participants of all ages work to complete a full length novel over the course of the month (or at least get a good start!). Get some inspirtation and advice before it all kicks off with these great books! More