John Hunter has plenty of blessings to count this time of year.
He survived the May 2011 tornado and beat a subsequent fungal infection that many have assumed was caused by the storm. He also is a survivor of thyroid cancer.
But Hunter, director of the library at Ozark Christian College, has a new reason to be thankful this year. It's a painting that he has desired in the 47 years since he starred in his high school's fall show, and although it's a minor blessing compared with others, it's no less meaningful to him.
"The painting was just kind of a relic, memorabilia from that play," he said.
Since joining the UMSL Libraries team earlier this year, Lena Marvin has launched the university’s Institutional Repository Library, nicknamed IRL. It’s set to become a digital showcase of research by UMSL scholars. (Photo by August Jennewein)
New York Times-bestselling author April Henry knows how to kill you in a two dozen different ways. She makes up for a peaceful childhood in an intact home by killing off fictional characters. There was one detour on April’s path to destruction: when she was 12 she sent a short story about a six-foot tall frog who loved peanut butter to noted children’s author Roald Dahl. He liked it so much he showed it to his editor, who asked if she could publish it in an international children’s magazine.
After a two-hour executive session on Tuesday, the commission overseeing the Tulsa City-County Library unanimously approved naming the system’s second-in-command to lead the public agency starting Jan. 1.
Southeast Missouri State University’s Kent Library and Information Technology recently opened a Family-Friendly Computer Study Room to allow student-parents a comfortable place to study with their children.
(West Plains) – Members of the Friends of the Garnett Library Executive Committee sit in comfortable, tech-friendly furnishings recently purchased with funds raised by the organization for the Garnett Library, located on the campus of Missouri State University-West Plains.
Students can now enjoy two booth seating arrangements with easy access to USB and electrical outlets, as well as four lounge chairs with tablet arms.
Do you have a favorite glass dish passed down in your family? Have you discovered something in the attic or at an estate sale and wonder what it’s worth? The Christian County Library Foundation is hosting an Antiques Appraisal Fair, sponsored by Cookie’s Antique World of Highlandville and the Avant Garde’n in Ozark.
The event is Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m-1 p.m. in the Netzer Room at the Christian County Library. Bring your items to appraise for just $5 per item, or purchase advanced appraisal tickets at the Christian County Library anytime.