Teen Program at Springfield Public Library

Teens, come join us to learn basic financial literacy skills at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 30 in the Library Conference Room at Springfield Public Library, 225 5th St., Springfield.

Do you have a job, but wish somebody had told you how best to handle your money?  Do you not have much money and need help budgeting what little you have? Want to understand what you’re really going to take home at the end of a paycheck? Many adults wish they had been given financial literacy skills as teens. This is your chance!

This program is free and intended for teens. Programs at Springfield Public Library are generously supported by the Friends of Springfield Library.

What: Adulteen 101: Financial Literacy

When:  4:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 30

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

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


Plank Town Presents: Springfilm On the Move: May Free Film Captain Fantastic

Films often show the journey of protagonists heading out to explore the wilderness but the next Springfilm free offering, Captain Fantastic, does the exact opposite. At 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 2 please join us at the Wildish Theatre for the Springfilm On the Move free screening of Captain Fantastic.  The film follows a family who has spent their lives being raised in the Washington wilderness by their former anarchist activist parents Ben (Viggo Mortensen) and Leslie (Trin Miller).  Following the death of their mother, the six children and Ben take a road trip out of the wilderness and back to ‘regular’ American life.   Mortensen’s portrayal of Ben has been lauded as one of his best roles by Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers who said Mortensen: “gets under the skin of this loving father who is unafraid to face the world naked and yet touchingly ready to grapple the possibility that his arrogant, free spirit might actually do harm to his children. The film doesn’t take sides, but it does fairly, subtly and movingly represent them. Captain Fantastic takes a piece out of you.”

Starring Viggo Mortensen, Frank Langella, Kathryn Hann, Trin Miller and Steve Zahn; written and directed by Matt Ross; 118 minutes; 2016; Rated R.

Watch the film and stay for a short after-film discussion! The movie and discussion are free to attend. The ongoing film series is presented by Plank Town Restaurant and Brewery and coordinated by a partnership between the Springfield Library, the Springfield Library Foundation, and Willamalane Park& Recreation District.

Springfilm On the Move continues on June 13, 2019 (please note the new date) with The Motorcycle Diaries. Through August 2019, Springfilm will feature a monthly free screening of a film where travel is part of the plot.

What: Plank Town presents: Springfilm, “On the Move,” free screening of Matt Ross’ Captain Fantastic

When:  6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 2

Where:  Wildish Theater, 630 Main Street, Springfield OR 97477

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


Family Fun with Cuentos Bilingual Storytime

Come to Saturday Cuentos at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 4. 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 4 de Mayo a las 11 a.m. 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, May 4

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


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