Springfield-Greene County Library

Springfield-Greene County Libraries offering Programming To-Go!

The Library has two ways to send fun home with you, since programs are on hold this fall.

First, try some Library Takeout.

Visit any branch anytime between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, September-November, and pick up a Library Takeout kit filled with materials for an activity to keep families with children in grades K-4 learning and reading this fall. Available while supplies last.

For adults, it’s Program in a Bag.

Springfield-Greene County Library Online Resources for Self-Distancing

Your favorite Library programs may be canceled, or you’re staying indoors to protect your health during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but you can do and see a lot through the Springfield-Greene County Libray’s 24-hour library – thelibrary.org. The Library website and your library card give you access to great digital entertainment including e-books, magazines, movies, music, audiobooks and children’s entertainment. All ages can research popular topics, get homework help or read major newspapers online, too.

Body Art Basics at Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library

Body Art Basics’ Feb. 9 at Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library

Adults and teens are invited to attend Body Art Basics at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9, at the Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library, 2214 Brentwood Blvd.

Are you ready for ink or body jewelry? Before you make it permanent, get firsthand information from the professionals at Kaleidoscope.

For more information on this free program call 883-1974.

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Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library

Community Listening Session

Community Listening Session in Springfield, MO

The Library District is asking for your input as they chart a course for the future. Tell them what you like, how they can improve and what should they add.

During the one-hour moderated session, they’ll ask you:

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Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library

Springfield-Greene County Library Needs Your Input

Help Chart Future of Library at a Community Listening Session

The Library invites all ages to attend one of several Community Listening Sessions planned this fall. The goal is to collect ideas and opinions to help chart the near-future course of the Springfield-Greene County Library District, said Executive Director Regina Greer Cooper.

The public is invited to attend one or more of these one-hour sessions:

· Thursday, Aug. 15, 10 a.m., Ash Grove Branch

· Wednesday, Aug. 21, 5 p.m., Fair Grove Branch

· Friday, Aug. 23, 10 a.m., Strafford Branch

The Journey Continues: African-American History of Springfield

Adults are invited to attend “The Journey Continues” African-American History of Springfield from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13, in the Library Station Frisco Room, 2535 N. Kansas Expressway.

Missouri State University sociology professors Lyle Foster and Tim Knapp will discuss their project, “The Journey Continues,” which examines the experiences of African-Americans living in Springfield. Information gathered from interviews, letters, photos, and other sources provides a new understanding of the African-American history of Springfield.

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The Library Station

Courthouse Chorale Concert

Adults are invited to attend Celebrate the Holidays with Courthouse Chorale at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14, at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library, 397 E. Central St.

Enjoy light refreshments on the first floor while this vocal ensemble of Greene County officials and employees performs holiday favorites.

For more information on this free program call 862-0135.

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Midtown Carnegie Branch Library

Sunday Concert Series: The Shandies

Adults are invited to attend Sunday Sounds: The Shandies at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28, in the Library Station Frisco Room, 2535 N. Kansas Expressway.

This female duo has a blend of unique musical backgrounds that makes for a distinctive and entertaining listening experience. They’ll play an eclectic mix of folk, pop, country and rock with an Ozarks twist! This program is sponsored by Friends of the Library.

For more information on this free program call 865-1340.

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The Library Station

Local Author Book Signing: Pig Farm

Todd Parnell “Pig Farm” Book Signing Oct. 27 at Library Center

Author and former Drury University president Todd Parnell will sell and sign copies of his latest book, “Pig Farm,” from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, in the Library Center concourse, 4653 S. Campbell Ave.

“Pig Farm” unfolds a sweeping and rollicking historical tall tale set in the context of a real-life environmental tragedy on the Buffalo National River in northwest Arkansas.

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The Library Center