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September

Willama-Library Book Group
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 10:30am

Library Conference Room

Discuss Cabinet of Curiosities by Douglas J. Preston. Program takes place in the Library Conference Room.

Plank Town Presents: Springfilm's NEW                "Great Soundtracks” series featuring O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 6:30pm at the Wildish Theater,

630 Main Street

Join us each month through August 2018 for monthly free screening of a film with a great soundtrack.

See what Rolling Stone called a “wild, whacked-out wonder.” A well-loved Coen brother flick, this film follows three escaped convicts in the 1930s deep south. Oh Brother, Where Art Thou won the Grammy Award for the Best Compilation Soundtrack and indeed, all movie goers are in for a musical treat. The soundtrack features many top-notch bluegrass musicians

Starring George Clooney, John Turturro and Tim Blake Nelson; directed by Joel and Ethan Coen; 107 minutes; 2000.

Watch the film; stay for a discussion! The movie and discussion are free to attend and presented by Plank Town Restaurant and Brewery and coordinated by a partnership with the Springfield Library and Willamalane Park & Recreation District. Held at the beautiful Wildish Theater, 630 Main Street.

End of Summer Party
Friday, September 8, 2017 from 4:30-6:00pm

Library Meeting Room

Calling all adult summer reading BINGO challenge participants! Stop by the party to pick up your prize book. Every participant who turns in a card with at least one BINGO receives a free book. All other prize winners can pick up their prizes at this event. Don't miss our light refreshments and door prizes. Missed the deadline to turn in your BINGO card? Turn it in here for a prize book.

City Hall Gallery Reception (part of Downtown Springfield Second Friday Art Walk)
Friday, September 8, 2017 from 5:00-7:00pm

City Hall Lobby (outside the Library)

Come view the art and enjoy a live musical performance and light refreshments.

Wordcrafters Writing Workshop

"Step Into Plays"

Monday, September 11, 2017 at 5:30pm

Library Meeting Room

Pre-registration is encouraged to secure a seat. Call 541-726-3766 or sign up at the library.

Saturday Book Group

Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 1:00pm

Library Conference Room

The Saturday Book Group will meet to discuss Tenth of December: Stories. This collection of short stories by George Saunders was a finalist for the National Book Award. This meeting kicks off six months of book group discussions of collections of contemporary short fiction, through Febryary 2018. Community members may ask to borrow a copy of the book at the Library's Reference Desk; no library card is required.

The book discussion group is facilitated by Springfield Public Library staff with financial support from the Springfield Library Foundation.

Read an Ebook Day

Monday, September 11 through Monday, September 18

Library Reference Desk

Pre-registration is encouraged to secure a seat. Call 541-726-3766 or sign up at the library. Mark your calendar for September 18. Springfield Public Library is celebrating the fourth annual International Read an Ebook Day and you are invited to participate. You can come into the library starting Monday, September 11 to pledge to read an ebook and get an "I (heart) ebooks from my library button.

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October

Willama-Library Book Group
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 10:30am

Library Conference Room

Discuss This House of Sky by Ivan Doig. Program takes place in the Library Conference Room.

Plank Town Presents: Springfilm's NEW                "Great Soundtracks” series featuring Psycho

Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 6:30pm at the Wildish Theater, 630 Main Street

Join us each month through August 2018 for monthly free screening of a film with a great soundtrack.

Watch the film; stay for a discussion! The movie and discussion are free to attend and presented by Plank Town Restaurant and Brewery and coordinated by a partnership with the Springfield Library and Willamalane Park & Recreation District. Held at the beautiful Wildish Theater, 630 Main Street.

City Hall Gallery Reception (part of Downtown Springfield Second Friday Art Walk)
Friday, October 13, 2017 at 5:00-7:00pm

City Hall Lobby (outside the Library)

Come view the art and enjoy a live musical performance and light refreshments.

Saturday Book Group

Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 1:00pm

Library Conference Room

The Saturday Book Group will meet to discuss The Dark Dark: Stories by Samantha Hunt. This meeting is part of six months of book group discussions of collections of contemporary short fiction, through February 2018. Community members may ask to borrow a copy of the book at the Library's Reference Desk; no library card is required.

The book discussion group is facilitated by Springfield Public Library staff with financial support from the Springfield Library Foundation.

NaNoWriMo Plotting Party

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 5:30pm

Come to this event hosted by the Municipal Liaisons for National Novel Writing Month and get a head start on your November project.

Pre-registration is encouraged to secure a seat. Call 541-726-3766 or sign up at the library.

Wordcrafters Writing Workshop

Topic TBD

Monday, October 23, 2017 at 5:30pm

Pre-registration is encouraged to secure a seat. Call 541-726-3766 or sign up at the library.

 

 

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of the Springfield Library Foundation.

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