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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Putting Your Affairs in Order: A Workshop on Making Final Arrangements

To speak of death and dying isn’t an easy thing to do for most people. But young and old alike should plan ahead for the unexpected. Take advantage of this no-pressure opportunity to learn about options to consider.

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Cass County history in a famous painting

Did you know that one the most famous and renowned 19th century American painters, George Caleb Bingham, painted a work titled “Order No. 11” depicting a crucial moment in Cass County’s history? View this video for a closer look at the painting. The video is part of a series combining digital images of Bingham’s paintings with original string compositions inspired by the paintings.

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Imaging workshop sponsored by the Genealogy Branch

All of us should be concerned about preserving our heritage. If you are the caretaker of your parents’ and grandparents’ pictures, how will you preserve them? If you take pictures now and want your great-great-grandchildren to see them, how will you make sure they will be able to see them?

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