Fantasy Writing: Build a World, Create a Legend at the Springfield Public Library

Build a fantasy world of your own with this hands-on workshop!  Fantasy Writing: Build a World, Create a Legend offers all participants the opportunity to build a unique fantasy world and create a legend based on real life issues. You will be creating and confronting monsters, finding allies, discovering mentors, overcoming obstacles, and discovering transformative solutions to your own personal legends. Bring your imagination and an open heart and let’s begin! Attendees are welcome to bring pens, markers, and colored pencils to help with their creation process.

Instructor Rachael Pruitt is an award-winning author, teacher, and storyteller with a passion for empowering creativity—both inside and outside of the traditional classroom. Her work in fantasy-writing and teaching has garnered praise by the Smithsonian Institute as “not simply enrichment, but an example of the way we should be teaching our young people”.

Each month, the Springfield Public Library hosts a free writing workshop for the public, presented by Wordcrafters in Eugene. All are welcome to join the free writing workshops. Adult library events are made possible by a sponsorship from the Springfield Public Library Foundation.

All events are free and open to the public.

What: Fantasy Writing: Build a World, Create a Legend at the Springfield Public Library

When:  5:30-7:30 p.m., Monday, September 16

Where:  Springfield Public Library, 225 5th St, Springfield OR 97477

Additional Information: Mark Riddle, 541.726.2238, mriddle@springfield-or.gov

 

Game Day

We’ve got big screen video games, board games and more. Come play a favorite or learn a new game. Teens – join us at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 17 in the Library Meeting Room at Springfield Public Library, 225 5th St, Springfield.  Free!

The Library offers a weekly gathering for teens every Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. Join us to hang out, enjoy a snack, learn new skills and have fun. This event is free and intended for teens ages 12 and up.  Teen programs are made possible by our generous Friends of the Springfield Library.

What: Teen Game Day

When:  4:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 17

Where:  Library Meeting Room, Springfield Public Library, 225 5th Street, Springfield OR 97477

Additional Information: Cara Kinsey, 541.726.4653, ckinsey@springfield-or.gov

 

 

Spanish Language Book Group at the Springfield Library

The Springfield Public Library is offering a monthly Spanish Language Book Group. Pick up a copy of the book now and attend from 3-5 p.m., Saturday, September 21 to discuss “Las Venas Abiertas de América Latina“ by renowned Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano. Library Journal describes the book as a “classic historical work about Latin America that focuses on its cultural, social, and political economy from the beginning of colonization.” Isabel Allende wrote that “after the military coup of 1973 I could not take much with me: some clothes, family pictures, a small bag of dirt from my garden, and two books: an old edition of the Odes by Pablo Neruda and the book with the yellow cover, Las Venas Abiertas de América Latina.”

This book group is open to the public and free copies of the book can be borrowed by participants who preregister at the library. The group will meet two times to discuss Galeano’s book: September 21 and October 5, 2019. Preregistration is suggested, but not required. To preregister, or for any questions, visit the library or call 541.726.3766. This program is made possible by a generous sponsorship from Joan Gray and Harris Hoffman.

What: Spanish Language Book Group/Grupo de Lectura: “Las Venas Abiertas de América Latina” by Eduardo Galeano

When:  3 p.m., Saturdays, September 21 and October 5

Where:  Library Meeting Room, Springfield Public Library, 225 5th Street, Springfield OR 97477

Additional Information: Kristen Curé, 541.726.2232, kcure@springfield-or.gov

 

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