Winter Reading at Springfield Library

Adults, teens, kids, and families are invited to participate in Winter Reading! Register for Winter Reading through our website: wheremindsgrow.beanstack.org. If you participated last year, there is no need to create a new account – just sign on and opt-in to this year’s program. If you haven’t participated before, or in a few years, an account is quick, easy, and free. The whole family shares an account, so no need to fuss with lots of passwords. Forgot your log-in information? We can help!

All ages, adults included, earn rewards by logging their reading and participating in challenges and activities. Raffle tickets are electronic. Don’t forget to assign them to a drawing after you earn them!  At the end of the winter, we’ll draw grand prizes from all our participants. The more you participate, the better your chances to win! Having trouble assigning the tickets?  We can help!

Questions? Contact the library at 541.726.3766 or library@springfield-or.gov. This program is available for pre-registration, and the program runs from December 9 through February 22. This program is offered in English and Spanish.

Special thanks to the Friends of the Springfield Public Library and Territorial Seed Company for providing prizes!

What: Winter Reading Program

When:  December 9-February22

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

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

 

Hour of Code: Perler Bead Code Jewelry 

Coding in binary, but not in a traditional way! Teens – come join us and make Perler Bead jewelry with secret codes embedded in the design at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 10 in the Library Meeting Room at Springfield Public Library, 225 5th St, Springfield.  Free!

Perler beads are those plastic beads that you iron together to create shapes.  You probably grew up using them, but you probably never coded messages into the design!  Now is your chance!

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 Hour of Code

When:  4:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 10

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 offers a monthly Spanish Language Book Group. Pick up a copy of the book now and attend from 3-5 p.m., Saturday, December 14 to discuss “El libro secreto de Frida Kahlo” by one of Mexico’s most celebrated new novelists, F.G. Haghenbeck. Haghenbeck was inspired to write this fictional account of Kahlo’s life after the recent discovery of unpublished notebooks of the artist. This novel explores one notebook, imagined by Haghenbeck to be “The Sacred Herbs Book,” as a way to revisit the extraordinary artist’s life through the Day of the Dead recipes, memories and insights the notebook contains.

This book group is open to the public and free book group copies of the book can be borrowed by participants who preregister at the library. The group will meet two times to discuss Haghenbeck’s book: November 16 and December 14, 2019. Preregistration is suggested, but not required. To pre-register, 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: “El libro secreto de Frida Kahlo” by F. G. Haghenbeck

When:  3 p.m., Saturday, December 14

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

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

 

Saturday Stories

Winter Rocks! Come explore the Rock exhibit at the Springfield Museum with your family. Springfield Public Library’s Saturday Stories family storytime will be meeting in the museum for great stories, songs, activities and a rock dig. Everyone will get to start their own rock collection. Bring the whole family to our Saturday storytime with Librarian LuCinda. The stories and activities are preschool appropriate, but all ages are welcome.

 

What: Saturday Stories Family Storytime

When: 11 a.m., Saturday, December 21

Where:   Springfield Museum, 590 Main Street, Springfield OR 97477

Additional Information: LuCinda Gustavson, 541.726.2287, lgustavson@springfield-or.gov

 

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