Springfield Library Foundation
Arts, Culture & Education
Programs for Adults
June 13 through August 31, 2013 -- stop by the library and pick up a playing card.
Grand Prize -- A Kindle Fire HD. Additional prizes: $25 Willamalane gift cards, books and other prizes. Sponsored by the Springfield Library Foundation and Willamlane Park & Recreation District.
Standing at the Water's Edge: Bob Straub's Battle for the Soul of Oregon
Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 3pm
A man of intelligence, drive, creativity, and fascinating contradictions, Governor Straub overcame personal challenges and inevitable comparisons to his charismatic predecessor and friendly Republican rival, Tom McCall, to have a lasting impact on Oregon and the nation. Author Charles K. Johnson will be discussing his book, Standing at the Water's Edge, which chronicles the life and work of former Oregon Governor Bob Straub. Joining Mr. Johnson for the discussion will be Dr. Mark Henkels, professor of political science at Western Oregon University.
Willamalibrary Book Group: Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation
by Cokie Roberts
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 10:30am
Cokie Roberts sheds new light on the generation of heroines, reformers, and visionaries who helped shape our nation with this blend of biographical portraits and behind-the-scenes vignettes chronicling women's public roles and private responsibilities. Join us for the discussion!
I Dig Your Bones: A Presentation by Criminal Anthropologist Dr. Nici Vance
Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 3pm
Dr. Vance works for the State Crime Lab and will present on her adventures in forensic anthropology. Because of the graphic nature of Dr. Vance's work, the program is suggested for those high school age and up.
Willamalibrary Book Group: Ava's Man by Rick Bragg
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 10:30am
Rick Bragg's personal history of the Deep South in this masterly family chronicle so vivid one can smell the cornbread and whiskey.
Free admission to all programs thanks to the sponsorship and support of the Springfield Library Foundation.