Free Movie for Teens

Come watch the newest movie in the Fantastic Beasts Harry Potter Franchise. Teens are invited to watch the movie at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 9, at Springfield Public Library, 225 5th Street, Springfield.

This movie is rated PG-13. 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, April 9

Where:  Library Meeting Room, Springfield Public Library

Additional Information: Cara Kinsey, 541.726.4653,


Plank Town Presents: Springfilm On the Move April Free Film Rain Man

In 1989, Barry Levinson’s Rain Man picked up Oscars for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a lead role for Dustin Hoffman. At 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 11, please join us at the Wildish Theater to see the highest-grossing film of 1988, Rain Man. The film follows Tom Cruise as the selfish wheeler-dealer Charlie, who discovers that his multi-millionaire father left his entire fortune to his brother Ray (Dustin Hoffman), an autistic savant who Charlie did not know existed. Needing money in a hurry, Charlie takes his new-found brother on a road-trip trying to find a way to get his hands on his father’s estate and learning more about his brother along the way.  As well as winning four Academy Awards the film was nominated in a further four categories, picked up two Golden Globes and was awarded the Golden Bear at the 39th Berlin International Film Festival. Starring Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman and Valeria Golino; directed by Barry Levinson; 133 minutes; 1988; 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 May 2, 2019 with Captain Fantastic. 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 Barry Levinson’s Rain Man

When:  6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 11

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

Additional Information: Kristen Curé, 541.726.2232,


Springfield Celebrates Authors: Erica Goss presents a Workshop and Open Mic

The Springfield Public Library is proud to offer an open invitation to both adults and teens to take part in a workshop with award winning poet Erica Goss and then sharing your work at an Open Mic (or just listen if you prefer!) With support from the Springfield Library Foundation and the Oregon Poetry Association, Goss will present an opportunity to “explore what keeps us up at night – i.e. what worries us, what excites us, what we look forward to, and what we don’t. Through writing, we will create poetry from themes and fears that recur in our lives”.  Following the workshop participants will be able to take part in a short Open Mic.

Erica Goss served as Poet Laureate of Los Gatos, California from 2013-2016. Her latest poetry collection, Night Court, won the 2016 Lyrebird Prize from Glass Lyre Press. She is the author of Wild Place (2012, Finishing Line Press) and Vibrant Words: Ideas and Inspirations for Poets (2014, Pushpen Press). Her work is featured in numerous anthologies and journals, including Pearl, Ekphrasis, Main Street Rag, Café Review, Perigee and many others. She is the co-founder of Media Poetry Studio, a poetry-and-film camp for teen girls. In 2018, Erica founded Digital Storytelling of the Pacific Northwest, an arts education program for teens and adults. Erica lives in Eugene, Oregon, and teaches classes in poetry, memoir and video.

Springfield Celebrates Authors is an annual series presented by the Springfield Public Library highlighting local, national and international authors. The next Springfield Celebrates Authors event will feature Austin Meek, sports journalist at The Register Guard at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 11.

All events are free and open to the community.

What: Springfield Celebrate Authors: Erica Goss presents a Workshop and Open Mic

When:  2 p.m., Saturday, April 13

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

Additional Information: Kristen Curé, 541.726.2232,


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