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Plank Town Presents: Springfilm's "Made in Oregon” series featuring Paint Your Wagon

Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 6:30pm at the Wildish Theater,

630 Main Street

Join us each month through August 2017 for a film made in Oregon.

Paint Your Wagon tells the story of two unlikely prospector partners who share the same wife in a California gold rush mining town. Filming locations for Paint Your Wagon included the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest near Baker City in northeastern Oregon.

Starring Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood, and Jean Seberg; directed by Joshua Logan; 158 minutes; 1969.

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.

Memorial Day Author Event: Mike Pungercar & The Promise Kept

Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 2:00pm

In honor of Memorial Day, the Springfield Public Library will host an author event with local World War II historian Mike Pungercar. Mike Pungercar wrote The Promise Kept which is an account of the 8th Air Force, his father’s experiences as a radio operator on a B-17 and the experiences of seven other veterans who served on the B-17s in the WWII air war over Europe. In addition, Pungercar was instrumental in founding the South Willamette Valley Honor Flight program that began as a way to take Oregon WWII vets to Washington D.C. to visit the WWII memorial. Pungercar is a member of the 91st Bomb Group Memorial Association, a board member of the Oregon Chapter 8th air Force Hisotrical Society and a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association.

A book signing will follow. Free and open to the public.

Willama-Library Book Group
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 10:30am

Library Conference Room

Discuss Typical American by Gish Jen. Program takes place in the Library Conference Room.

City Hall Gallery Reception (part of Downtown Springfield Second Friday Art Walk)
Friday, June 9, 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.

Wordcrafters Writing Workshop

"Step into Comics"

Monday, June 19, 2017 at 5:30pm

Matt Brundage will lead this workshop. He is a respected illustrator, animator, & comic book artist.  He has illustrated iconic characters such as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Hulk, Spider Man, Daredevil, Wolverine Star Wars, The Simpsons & Judge Dredd  amongst others.

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

Summer Reading Signups Open!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Our summer reading theme this year is "Build a Better World." Sign up and learn more about summer reading events for adults and summer reading BINGO! Win great prizes and build a better world all summer long at your library.

Conversation Project

Discuss Creativity, Vulnerability, and Art

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Library Meeting Room

Our first adult summer reading event, this Conversation Project event follows the sucess of our series this spring. Does art "Build a Better World?" Discuss what we risk when we lay ourselves open through music, painting, or any other art form. What might we give up and what might we gain when we set out to craft something beautiful or provocative or expressive that the world did not presviously hold? Hosted by Springfield Public Library, this program is sponsored by Oregon Humanities and the Oregon Poetry Association and facilitated by Jason Graham, an Oregon-based artist and educator and the former slam poetry champion for the state of Oregon.



Free admission to all programs is thanks to the sponsorship and support
of the Springfield Library Foundation.

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