Find Great Reads & Friendships in a Book Club

Joining a book club in your community is a great way to find new reads and broaden your reading interests. It’s also a great way to meet the people in your community. Whether or not everyone in the book club enjoys a book, you can be sure there will be lively discussion. Cass County Public Library offers book clubs at most branches.

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Library Funding in Jeopardy

MO Secretary of State, Jay Ashcroft, says that libraries “expand opportunity and unleash potential” in their communities. This year, funding for Missouri libraries faces deep cuts at both the state and federal levels. State funding, through the state library, and federal funding, through the IMLS, helps libraries provide adequate internet connections, materials, and many other services that our communities need.

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Snapshot Day at the Library

We recently participated in a state-wide project to record and document a typical day in the life of a public library. On that day, library staff members made a special effort to take pictures of anything and everything going on in the library. Our staff took photos of many typical activities – patrons using the wireless internet, children making crafts, a group discussing a book, staff behind the circulation desk, a library courier sorting books in the garage – and posted it all on Facebook with the hashtag #molibraries.

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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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