///February Library Programming

February Library Programming

Springfield Public Library Closures

Springfield Public Library will be closed on Monday, February 18 to observe Presidents Day. The book drop will be open to receive returned items. The library will reopen at 10 a.m., Tuesday, February 19 and resume regular hours.

The library’s regular hours are: Mondays and Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. The library is closed Sundays.

What: Library to be closed for holiday observance

When:  closed Monday, February 18

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

Additional Information: Carrie Schindele-Cupples, 541.726.2237, scupples@springfield-or.gov

 

Free Movie for Teens

Come watch the classic movie based on the holiday, Groundhog Day. Teens are invited to watch the movie at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 19, at Springfield Public Library, 225 5th St, Springfield.

This movie is rated PG. Popcorn will be served. Admission is free! Non-teens must be accompanied by a teen to attend.

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

What: Free Teen Movie

When:  4:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 19

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

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

 

Family Fun with Cuentos Bilingual Storytime

Come to Saturday Cuentos at 11 a.m., February 23. Join us as we read Spanish and English language books and play bilingual games, sing songs and do a craft.

Acompáñenos para Cuentos Sabatinos el sábado, el 23 de febrero a las 11 am para leer libros en español e inglés, hacer actividades bilingües,  juegos y canciones bilingües, y hacer manualidades. Families of all ages are welcome! ¡Se invita a las familias con niños de todas las edades!

What: Cuentos Bilingual Storytime/Cuentos Bilingües

When:  11 a.m., Saturday, February 23

Where:  Children’s Reading Corner, Springfield Public Library, 225 5th Street, Springfield OR 97477

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

 

Springfield Celebrates Authors: Wendy Willis and ‘These are strange times, My Dear’

Many people would agree that we are living in interesting times and at 2 p.m., Saturday, February 23, you can hear from award winning poet, essayist and former Springfield resident Wendy Willis as she reads from her latest book of essays on modern life:  These Are Strange Times, My Dear: Field Notes From The Republic. These essays explore modern topics such as personal resistance, civic loneliness, the exploitation of personal data, the ongoing opioid crisis and more. Winner of the Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize, Willis, who now lives in Portland, has previously published two books of poetry and in journals including New England ReviewOregon HumanitiesPoetry NorthwestThe RumpusZócalo Public Square, and ZYZZYVA. Willis is a lawyer, the executive director of the Deliberative Democracy Consortium, and the founder and director of Oregon’s Kitchen Table. Books will be available for purchase from Smith Family Bookstore.

Springfield Celebrates Authors is an annual series presented by the Springfield Public Library highlighting local, national and international authors. Over the course of five months patrons can hear from published trail guides, essayists, poets, Young Adult Authors and Sports Journalists. The next Springfield Celebrates Authors event will feature Will Ritter, author of the Jackaby and Oddmire series at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 2.

All events are free and open to the public.

What: Springfield Celebrates Authors: Wendy Willis and These Are Strange Times, My Dear

When:  2 p.m., Saturday, February 23

Where:  Library Conference 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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