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Kids’ Fun, Fishin’ Magicians, Music and Poetry Slam Headline First Night Events at Park Central Branch Dec. 31

December 20, 2012 —  The Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, will be filled with kids’ activities and more for Springfield’s First Night festivities from 5:30-10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31.

 Here’s the schedule:
• 5:30-10 p.m.: Hands-on activities for kids including face painting,  balloon twisting and Chinese name painting
• 5:30-7:30 p.m.: The Fishin’ Magicians
• 7:30-9 p.m.: Music by Lyal Strickland
• 9-10:30 p.m.: MO Poetry Slam

First Night is a family-friendly New Year’s Eve event that takes place at 10 locations around downtown Springfield. This year’s First Night features more than 20 performances and a fireworks finale with entertaiment by America’s Got Talent contestant Jake Wesley Rogers.

Tickets are $8 each or $30 for a family four-pack in advance. Tickets purchased at the event are $10 each, or $35 for a family four-pack. Children age 3 and under admitted free.

Tickets are available at the Library Center, Library Station, Brentwood Branch and the Park Central Branch libraries. They are also available at Kum & Go stores, Price Cutter, The Creamery Arts Center and Urban District Alliance.


Kathleen O'Dell
Community Relations Director
(417) 616-0564
Sarah Jane Rosendahl
(417) 616-0566

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