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Everything from concert memories to gardening tips to a Storywalk® At The Library

The Springfield-Greene County Library still has excellent free activities as the summer winds down. You can enjoy everything from concert memories to gardening tips to a Storywalk® in August. Be sure to check or the Bookends magazine for free, family-friendly activities. Consider downloading our mobile app to have information right at your fingertips.

For decades, artists like Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, Tina Turner, and the Eagles have entertained audiences throughout the Ozarks. Join us for On Tour: Great Concerts in the Ozarks on Thursday, August 17, at 7 p.m. in the Library Center Auditorium. Local History Associate Michael Price will discuss memorable musical performances from Hammons Student Center to Branson.

On Saturday, August 26, we will host two great garden programs. We start with the Three Sister Garden Tour, 10 a.m.-noon at The Fairbanks, 1126 N Broadway Ave. See firsthand how corn, beans, and squash plants grow together & depend on each other with a tour of the American Indian Center of Springfield’s garden at the Fairbanks Envision Center. This tour is handicap-accessible. This program is provided in partnership with the American Indian Center of Springfield and Springfield Community Gardens.
Then join us for Get Cooking at the Library: Stored for Freshness, 2-4 p.m. at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library. Are you tired of wasting produce? Learn some tested methods for getting a longer life from your fruits, vegetables, and herbs.
Consider a StoryWalk®, August 17-30 at Miller Farm Park, 1001 S Hunt Road, Willard. It’s an excellent opportunity to get out, enjoy nature, exercise, and enjoy a special book all at the same time! Perfect for infants to age 9. The August walk will feature “A Frog in the Bog” by Karma Wilson. Please note that this walk is along an unpaved path.

Vickie Hicks is the community relations director of the Springfield-Greene County Library District. She can be reached at

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