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March

Plank Town Presents: Springfilm's "Made in Oregon” series featuring Drugstore Cowboy

Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 6:30pm at the Wildish Theater, 630 Main Street

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

Drugstore Cowboy is a crime drama based on an autobiograhical novel by James Fogle. The film centers on a pharmacy-robbing drug fiend and his crew as they pop pills and evade the law. Drugstore Cowboy was filmed mainly around Portland, Oregon, including in an area of the Pearl District that used to be a railyard with a viaduct going over it. The LoveJoy Columns, which formerly held up the viaduct and were a site of outsider artwork, are featured in the movie.

Starring Matt Dillon, Kelly Lynch, James Le Gros; directed by Gus Van Sant; 1-2 minutes; 1989.

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.

Willama-Library Book Group
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 10:30am

Library Conference Room

Discuss The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.

City Hall Gallery Reception (part of Downtown Springfield Second Friday Art Walk)
Friday, March 10, 2017 at 5:00-7:00pm

City Hall Lobby (outside the Library)

Come view the art, enjoy a live musical performance, and light refreshments. The Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale will be happening until 6:00pm this day.

Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale
Friday, March 10 and Saturday March 11, 2017

City Hall Lobby (outside the Library) and Library Meeting Room

Support the library by buying gently used and near-new books, audiobooks, movies and more.

Wordcrafters Writing Workshop

Ways of Seeing: Exploring Image, Detail, and Place
Monday, March 13, 2017, 5:30-7:30pm

Library Meeting Room
Join instructors Katie Haemmerle and Leah Gomez for an engaging workshop that will help you sharpen your language and descriptions in poetry and prose by practicing methods of gathering images and sensory details. Pre-registration encouraged: call 541-726-3766 or sign-up at library.

Conversation Project

The Space Between Us: Immigrants, Refugees, and Oregon

Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 5:30pm

Library Meeting Room

Manuel Padilla will lead participants in a conversation that explores international migration and asks participants to consider questions of uprootedness, hospitality, identity, perception, and integration.

The Conversation Project brings Oregonians together to talk--across differences, beliefs, and backgrounds--about important issues and ideas. A series of Conversation Project events will be hosted by the City of Springfield's Committee for Diversity and Inclusion and Springfield Library on the third Wednesday of the month, January through April 2017. Thank you to the Springfield Library Foundation for their generous support and for Oregon Humanities for making these events possible. Oregon Humanities is an independent nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and a partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust. More information can be found at www.oregonhumanities.org

Saturday Book Group

Saturday, March 18, 2017, 1:00pm

Library Conference Room

This newly formed book discussion group aims to make discussing literature more accessible to adults not available during weekday mornings.

Discuss The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett, the NEA Big Read pick for the Eugene/Springfield community. Community events are planned in conjunction with the NEA Big Read, including presentations, theater performances, Radio Redux, movie nights, and more.

April

Willama-Library Book Group
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 10:30am

Library Conference Room

Discuss The Maltese Falcon by Dashiel Hammett, the NEA Big Read pick for the Eugene/Springfield community. Community events are planned in conjunction with the NEA Big Read, including presentations, theater performances, Radio Redux, movie nights, and more.

Spring Poetry Reading
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 7:00pm

Adult Reading Room (inside the Library)

The Springfield Library Foundation sponsors an evening of shared verse at Springfield Public Library featuring Oregon Poet Laureate Elizabeth Woody as well as the poets Joe Wilkins and A. Molotkov. Refreshments provided.

Plank Town Presents: Springfilm's "Made in Oregon” series featuring Sometimes a Great Notion

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

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

Sometimes a Great Notion tells the story of a family of fiercely independent Oregon loggers as they struggle to keep the family business alive amidst changing times. The movie was filmed in Lincoln County; specific filming locations include Kernville, the Siletz River, Yaquina Bay and River, and Newport.

Starring Paul Newman, Hnery Fonda, and Lee Remick; directed by Paul Newman; 114 minutes; 1970.

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, April 14, 2017 at 5:00pm

City Hall Lobby (outside the Library)

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

Wordcrafters Writing Workshop

Topic TBD
Monday, April 17, 2017, 5:30-7:30pm

Library Meeting Room
Pre-registration encouraged: call 541-726-3766 or sign-up at library.

Conversation Project

Understanding Disability: Family and Community Stories

Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 5:30pm

Library Meeting Room

The disability community accounts for 12 percent of the US population and almost 14 percent of the population of Oregon. Writer and activist Jill Crawford Hurt will lead participants in a conversation that explores experiences and perceptions of disability and offers us an opportunity to rethink our perceptions.

The Conversation Project brings Oregonians together to talk--across differences, beliefs, and backgrounds--about important issues and ideas. A series of Conversation Project events will be hosted by the City of Springfield's Committee for Diversity and Inclusion and Springfield Library on the third Wednesday of the month, January through April 2017. Thank you to the Springfield Library Foundation for their generous support and for Oregon Humanities for making these events possible. Oregon Humanities is an independent nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and a partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust. More information can be found at www.oregonhumanities.org

 

Money Smart Week April 22-29

This is the first year that Springfield Public Library is participating in Money Smart Week. Learn more at www.moneysmartweek.org.

Medicare 101

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 1:00-3:00pm

Library Meeting Room

New to Medicare?

Explore all Medicare has to offer. Medicare Parts A, B, and D will be reviewed, as well as Medicare Advantage/Part C plans and Medigap Supplements.Discover federal and state programs available to help low-income beneficiaries with Medicare costs. Fraud prevention, enrollment periods, and prescription drug plans are discussed. Presenter: from SHIBA (Senior Helath Insurance Benefits Assistance), a volunteer-based program that provides unbiased information about Medicare and health insurance.

Please register in advance by calling the library at 541-726-3766. Program takes place in the Library Meeting Room. Part of Money Smart Week 2017.

 

 

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