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Tolkien Festival 2012

 "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit...." In 1937, an Oxford professor of Anglo-Saxon published a childrens' book about a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins and his unlikely adventures in the mythical land of Middle-earth. Destined to become a literary classic, "The Hobbit" has entertained generations of children and adults. Come join in the all-things-Tolkienian festivities this fall at your local Springfield-Greene County Library.
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Books & Authors

The Luminous Life of Ray Bradbury

 Beloved author Ray Bradbury passed away on Tuesday, June 5 at the age of 91.  A Grand Master of Science Fiction, Bradbury wrote "The Martian Chronicles,"  "Something Wicked This Way Comes" and many other novels and stories.  More
History & Biography

A Night to Remember: RMS Titanic

On April 15, 1912 the "unsinkable" Titanic slipped beneath the frigid waters of the North Atlantic after it struck an iceberg, taking with it over 1,500 souls. One hundred years later the story of the doomed luxury liner still fascinates us. More
History & Biography

The Lost Princess

Who was the auburn-haired young woman in the portrait sold at Christie's in 1998? Could  "La Bella Principessa" be a lost masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci?  More