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​​Black History: The Journey Continues

by Gwen Marshall, UniteNews Contributing Writer Every February, people in the United States celebrate the achievements and history of African Americans as part of Black History Month. Black History Month honors all Black people from all periods of U.S. history, from the early 17th century to African Americans living in

Access resources and say yes to starting your business in 2024

By Nicki Donnelson UniteNews Contributing Writer Selecting a word of the year can be a way to incorporate New Year’s resolutions into your life with more mindfulness and intention. It’s also a way to focus your efforts and clarify decision-making and prioritization. Can we propose a word for you? Let’s

The Literary Calm Chat Club

Written by: Whitney Mosley, Education Manager, History Museum On The Square In 1928, a group of women, many of whom were current or former educators at Springfield’s Lincoln School, formed the Literary Calm Chat Club to support education, literacy, and the arts in the Black community. The educators at Lincoln

Bookmark Contest and Celebrating Black Brilliance Storytime at the Library

Our 25th Annual Design-a-Bookmark Contest! Contest Starts February 1 • Deadline for Entries March 15 Since 1999, the library has been asking youth to share original designs that promote and inspire literacy, and we have received thousands of amazing submissions over the years. To honor all of the talented participants,

Artificial Intelligence (AI) – 2024 and beyond

by Heather Noggle, UniteNews Contributing Writer   ChatGPT celebrated a birthday in November of 2023. If you haven’t tried it out, now is a good time to interact with the free version. You can find it at chat, openai.com. You’ll have to register the first time you use it. The

Tips for Back to School After Winter Break

by Gwen Marshall, UniteNews Contributing Writer Winter break is upon us bringing holidays and celebrations galore— like Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa— which adds color and fun into an otherwise dull, cold time of year. These different merriments are a time of laughter, joy and family fulfillment that can induce a

Connect students with opportunities in your organization

By Nicki Donnelson UniteNews Contributing Writer No matter where you are in an organization – from the intern to the CEO – you got your start by being offered an opportunity. Maybe it was a chance to excel in the classroom. Maybe it was at a lemonade stand where you

Baseball and Silver Springs Park in Segregated Springfield

Written by Joan Hampton-Porter The 13.8-acre Silver Springs Park was purchased in 1918 for the sum of $7,043 as the park for Black Springfieldians. When Silver Springs was purchased, it was described as having an ever-flowing spring, Silver Spring, being heavily wooded, and having Jordan Creek flowing through the park.

2024 Winter Reading Challenge at the Library

Join Us at the Library in January Adults: Take the 2024 Winter Reading Challenge The Winter Reading Challenge returns for adults, especially those who love a challenge. The Library’s fifth cold-weather adult reading event runs from Jan. 2 to Feb. 29. Pick up a Winter Reading Challenge form at any

​​Black History: The Journey Continues

by Gwen Marshall, UniteNews Contributing Writer Every February, people in the United States celebrate the achievements and history of African Americans as part of Black History Month. Black History Month honors all Black people from all periods of U.S. history, from the early 17th century to African Americans living in

Access resources and say yes to starting your business in 2024

By Nicki Donnelson UniteNews Contributing Writer Selecting a word of the year can be a way to incorporate New Year’s resolutions into your life with more mindfulness and intention. It’s also a way to focus your efforts and clarify decision-making and prioritization. Can we propose a word for you? Let’s

The Literary Calm Chat Club

Written by: Whitney Mosley, Education Manager, History Museum On The Square In 1928, a group of women, many of whom were current or former educators at Springfield’s Lincoln School, formed the Literary Calm Chat Club to support education, literacy, and the arts in the Black community. The educators at Lincoln

Bookmark Contest and Celebrating Black Brilliance Storytime at the Library

Our 25th Annual Design-a-Bookmark Contest! Contest Starts February 1 • Deadline for Entries March 15 Since 1999, the library has been asking youth to share original designs that promote and inspire literacy, and we have received thousands of amazing submissions over the years. To honor all of the talented participants,

Artificial Intelligence (AI) – 2024 and beyond

by Heather Noggle, UniteNews Contributing Writer   ChatGPT celebrated a birthday in November of 2023. If you haven’t tried it out, now is a good time to interact with the free version. You can find it at chat, openai.com. You’ll have to register the first time you use it. The

Tips for Back to School After Winter Break

by Gwen Marshall, UniteNews Contributing Writer Winter break is upon us bringing holidays and celebrations galore— like Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa— which adds color and fun into an otherwise dull, cold time of year. These different merriments are a time of laughter, joy and family fulfillment that can induce a

Connect students with opportunities in your organization

By Nicki Donnelson UniteNews Contributing Writer No matter where you are in an organization – from the intern to the CEO – you got your start by being offered an opportunity. Maybe it was a chance to excel in the classroom. Maybe it was at a lemonade stand where you

Baseball and Silver Springs Park in Segregated Springfield

Written by Joan Hampton-Porter The 13.8-acre Silver Springs Park was purchased in 1918 for the sum of $7,043 as the park for Black Springfieldians. When Silver Springs was purchased, it was described as having an ever-flowing spring, Silver Spring, being heavily wooded, and having Jordan Creek flowing through the park.

2024 Winter Reading Challenge at the Library

Join Us at the Library in January Adults: Take the 2024 Winter Reading Challenge The Winter Reading Challenge returns for adults, especially those who love a challenge. The Library’s fifth cold-weather adult reading event runs from Jan. 2 to Feb. 29. Pick up a Winter Reading Challenge form at any