Plot Your Novel at the Springfield Public Library

Prepare your novel just in time for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) with this novel plotting class at 5:30 p.m., Monday, October 21! Whether you’re a plotter or a pantser, this fast-paced plotting mashup gives you more than a mere outline. Using Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey, 3-act structure, and a screen-writing card trick, participants will learn how structure works as the framework of their story, and receive tools to plan out their novel ahead of time or guide their story discovery as they go.

Instructor Daryll Lynne Evans began her writing career as a playwright with the Performing Arts Conservatory in Colorado, where she also taught theatre and play writing to youth. She has an MFA in fiction from Purdue University, where she taught creative writing and worked with Sycamore Review. She has taught writing workshops as part of the Loose Leaf Writing Series in Indiana, and for the Mid-Valley chapter of Willamette Writers in Eugene, and had been a presenter at Wordcrafters, Willamette Writers, and South Coast Writers conferences. She directs Wordcrafters in Eugene.

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 community.

What: Plot Your Novel at the Springfield Public Library

When:  5:30-7:30 p.m., Monday, October 21

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

Additional Information: Mark Riddle, 541.726.2238,


Sock Monsters

Create a creepy creature, a cozy familiar, a monstrous design . . . your very own sock monster at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 22, at Springfield Public Library, 225 5th St, Springfield.

We’ll have socks and stuffing and sewing materials.  Feel free to bring your own socks, sweaters, or old knit material to use if you want a special look for your creature.  Free! Basic supplies provided.

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. Teen programs are made possible by our generous Friends of the Springfield Library.

What: Sock Monsters for teens

When:  4:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 22

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

Additional Information: Cara Kinsey, 541.726.4653,


Día De Los Muertos Celebration Featuring Award-Winning Author Yuyi Morales

The community is invited to celebrate the Latin American Day of the Dead at the Springfield Public Library on Saturday, October 26 from 1-3:30 p.m. Festivities open with special guest, award-winning author and illustrator Yuyi Morales, who will give a presentation to be followed by a book signing and celebration with music presented by El Taller de son Jarocho.

Traditionally, this holiday is observed on November 1 and 2 in many Latin American countries as a way to honor those who have passed away. Springfield’s celebration will include elements from many different countries including storytelling and musical performances. Attendees can make cascarones (festive confetti-filled eggshells), decorate sugar skulls and participate in other fun family-friendly crafts. Each family can receive a free Yuyi Morales book, while supplies last. The event is free, for all ages, and will be held in the lobby just outside of the library. Event brought to you by a sponsorship from Joan Gray and Harris Hoffman.

What: Day of the Dead Celebration

When:  1-3:30 p.m., Saturday, October 26

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

Additional Information: Kristen Curé, 541.726.2232,


Celebración Del Día De Los Muertos con Autora Destacada Yuyi Morales

La comunidad está invitada a celebrar el Día de los Muertos en La Biblioteca Pública de Springfield, el sábado, el 26 de octubre, de  1-3:30 pm. La fiesta empieza con una presentación dinámica de la autora e ilustradora destacada Yuyi Morales. La celebración incluirá música presentada por el Taller de son Jarocho y manualidades para todos.

La celebración de Springfield combinará elementos de varios países latinoamericanos donde observan el Día de los Muertos (1 y 2 de noviembre) incluyendo presentaciones de cuentos. Los asistentes pueden hacer cascarones, decorar calaveras de azúcar y participar en otras actividades divertidas para las familias. Cada familia se puede recibir un libro gratis escrito por Yuyi Morales. Este evento es gratuito, para todas las edades, y se llevará a cabo en el vestíbulo afuera de la biblioteca. Patrocinado por: Joan Gray y Harris Hoffman.

Qué: Celebración de Día de los Muertos

Cuándo: 1-3:30 p.m., Saturday, October 26

Dónde: La Biblioteca Pública de Springfield, 225 5th St, Springfield OR 97477

Para más información: Kristen Curé, 541.726.2232,


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