Springfield-Greene County 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

Second Annual Schweitzer-Brentwood Library Talent Show

‘The Second Annual Schweitzer Brentwood’s Got Talent: A Neighborhood Talent Show for All Ages’ Sept. 23 at Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library

Patrons of all ages are invited to attend The Second Annual Schweitzer Brentwood’s Got Talent: A Neighborhood Talent Show for All Ages from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23, at the Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library, 2214 Brentwood Blvd.

Celebrate the talent in our community as you watch your friends and neighbors perform in our neighborhood talent show! Prizes will be awarded to the winning acts in each age category.

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Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library

An Evening with Poets: Marcus Cafagna, David L. Harrison, and Guests

Adults are invited to attend An Evening with Poets: Marcus Cafagna, David L. Harrison and Guests at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7, in Library Center meeting room B, 4653 S. Campbell Ave.

When a poet/professor joins forces with one of Missouri’s only two children’s poets, what happens? An evening of entertainment! Add the voices of Brandon Henry and Ali Geren, two up-and-coming poets, and this special event gets even better. Come to enjoy good poetry, ask questions, and take notes. Bring friends.

For more information on this free program call 882-0714.

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The Library Center

Library Con

LibraryCon

Geek out with fellow fans and cosplayers at our 3rd annual LibraryCon! The day will include a Geeky Storytime, Draw-alongs with illustrators, fandom meet-ups, a Comic Illustrators and Authors Panel, Self-publishing Panel, Tabletop Gaming Demo room, Getting Started in Cosplay and more. Family-friendly cosplay is welcome.

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Springfield-Greene County Library Center