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Library News

Genealogy Research at Your Library

Tim Dollens

Have you been curious about whether any of your ancestors fought in the Civil War or where your family first settled upon arriving in the United States? Maybe you have questions you’d love to answer, but you just don’t know where to begin. There are plenty of resources to get you started at your library. Read more »

Literary Links: Brain/Mind/Change

Craving by Omar Manajwala

Every year we begin with the best of intentions. We vow to drop our bad habits, start exercising and do other good things. Yet, according to Forbes magazine (January 2013), just 8% of people achieve their New Year’s resolutions. Most of us stop following them within a few weeks or months. Why do we give up so easily? What makes our cravings for sweets, alcohol and other indulgences overcome our willpower? Read more »

2014 Book Cover Contest Winners

2013 Book Cover Contest

Each year, the DBRL Outreach Department asks first through sixth graders in communities served by our bookmobile to make new covers for their favorite books. Thanks to all who participated! Here are this year's winning entries. Read more »

Interview With Trustee Gena Scott

Trustee Gena Scott

A Mid-Missouri native, an MU graduate and an avid reader Gena Scott currently works as the director of development for University Scholarships and the Chancellor’s Fund for Excellence at the University of Missouri and has been with the Office of Development and Alumni Relations for thirteen years. This past summer she and two of her children travelled to Peru, which she describes as an experience of a lifetime. In addition to reading and traveling, Gena also loves to watch movies, hook rugs and spend time with family and friends. Read more »

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