Ladies and gentlemen, are you ready for a cabinet meeting? The Special Collections department at Mizzou is currently featuring an exhibit on our favorite short-tempered protean creator of the Coast Guard: Alexander Hamilton. Meet us inside our reading room to explore the life – and afterlife – of the ten dollar founding father without a father. Don’t throw away your shot to learn from the primary documents that tell his story, from everything he wrote like he was running out of time to his torrid affair – we have it all right there! Come join us in this room where it happens and see the... read more
ABC 17 News confirmed a fire is under control after lightning hit part of Reeves Library at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo. early Tuesday.
Officials believe the original strike happened around 6 a.m., before it rekindled that same morning.
ABC 17 News learned the school was already renovating that part of the building, and only a small section was affected. All of the books had already been removed, and most of the damage was contained to the attic.
The city's fire department later said the damages will cost about $50,000.
“Hamilton” on Broadway is fetching $350-plus for show tickets, but you can see the real Hamilton for free from Aug. 8-Sept. 4 at the Library Center.
It’s a multi-panel exhibit, “Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America.” There’s no hip-hop soundtrack or dancing chorus, but plenty of surprising and inspiring insights into the man.
Scholars agree that Hamilton’s vision in the Founding period shaped the America we live in, 200 years after his death. The exhibit reveals the man who guided the financial, political, social, journalistic, foreign policy and legal systems... read more
Kim Johnson’s love of libraries began when she was growing up in the Bronx borough of New York City, as she would often visit her local library and dream about places she might never have the opportunity to visit.
“I’ve been a library user my whole life,” Johnson said. “I have always been extremely passionate about all the ways libraries change lives, so it is exciting that technology has not only afforded us the opportunity to reach more people and made the library more accessible.”
Now she’s bringing that opportunity to dream to young Tulsans.
It’s no surprise she is... read more
The Missouri Library Association has selected the Springfield-Greene County Library District as the 2016 Library of the Year. MLA will feature the Library at the Thursday, Oct. 6 awards reception during the 2016 MLA Conference in October in Springfield.
The nomination effort was kept a secret from Executive Director Regina Cooper, who learned about the award on Tuesday, July 19, when the MLA called her.
“I was so surprised and pleased to get the phone call this week telling me the Springfield-Greene County Library District is Library of the Year for MLA,” she said. “Although... read more