Upcoming genealogy workshops: Touring the Midwest Genealogy Center, discovering your Irish ancestry, using labor union records, and more!

The Genealogy Branch will provide a series of workshops this summer to help you with your own research. They include a guided tour of the Midwest Genealogy Center, a course on using Ancestry.com, a workshop on using labor union records, and tips for researching your Irish ancestry.

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Library Receives $22,000 Grant to Grow eBook Collection

We just invested over $22,000 of grant money into expanding and deepening our ebook and digital audiobook collections for you. So if you have tried our ebook collection before, we highly suggest you take a look again. We feel pretty sure you’ll find something you’ve been wanting to read that you can download immediately!

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Celebrate National Library Week!: A message from the library board president

In honor of National Library Week (April 12 – 18), several local papers published a column written by Cass County Public Library board president, Mary Dobson. The full column is reprinted below.

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An update on state budget cuts for libraries

We sounded the alarm a few weeks ago about looming budget shortfalls caused by Governor Nixon’s cuts to library funds. We would like to thank everyone who shared the article on social media, called to us to express your concern and took the time to sign the petition.

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State budget cuts loom over library

We need to let you know about a development in Jefferson City that has already impacted our budget this year and has the potential to create revenue shortfalls in future years.

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Holiday Hours for New Year’s Eve: 9am – 1pm

For New Years Eve (Wed, Dec 31, 2014) all locations of the library will close early at 1:00pm to celebrate the new year. The Bookmobile will be open 10:00am – 12:00pm at the Dollar General Store in Peculiar.

All locations of the library will be closed for New Years Day (Thur, Jan 1, 2015).

Have a Happy New Year!

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