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From Jazz Band to AI and it’s positive and negative impact, all at the Library

The Silly Grandpa will perform family fun songs on Saturday, September 16, at 10 a.m. in the Library Center auditorium. Michael ‘Supe’ Grandpa of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils will perform songs from his new album, “Lucky Number,” where the songs are silly, but the grooves are serious. Silly Grandpa’s motto is, “We’re serious about our silliness”!
As we look to the future, the buzzword seems to be “AI” and its impact on business and our personal lives. The Library’s Bagels with the Better Business Bureau series will present ‘AI: The Pros and Cons for your Business’ on September 26 at 8:00 a.m. at the Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library. Like any tool, Generative AI has both positive and negative aspects. Chris Jarrett from Revel Advertising will talk about AI basics and how it can be helpful to your team. Pamela Hernandez, Regional Director with the Better Business Bureau, will discuss how scammers are using AI as a new way to catch your business in old scams.
Are you looking to add more than a book to your family? Please stop by the Library Center patio on Saturday, October 7, from 9 a.m. to noon, as we welcome Havaheart Rescue, Castaway Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E) and Watching over Whiskers for an adoption event. Before you adopt, visit our pet book display for books and DVDs on caring for pets, dog training and even books to read to your new friend.
Enjoy jazz? The Brueggeman Gouge Jazz Band, led by trumpeter Mark Brueggeman and percussionist Jeff Gouge, will play small group jazz that ranges from the works of the Benny Goodman quartet to those of Miles Davis. This concert is free in the Library Center auditorium on Sunday, October 8, at 2 p.m. In addition, they perform many Great American Songbook tunes sung by artists such as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Ella Fitzgerald. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
For more information on these and other great programs, visit Vickie Hicks is the community relations director of the Springfield-Greene County Library District. She can be reached at

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