Springfield-Greene County Library

The Library Presents: The Ukulele In Word & Song Virtual

Hear the story of the ukulele and its importance in U.S. music and culture over the past 150 years. Rick and Karen Maxson of Uke 66 will lead you through the history of the small instrument with words and song, including the Missouri connection to a popular ukulele performer who later became the voice of a beloved Disney character. Watch on the Library's YouTube channel, youtube.com/SpringfieldGreene.

The Livestream starts at 7pm.

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Online Event
Virtual Event

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