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April

Registration opens for Money Smart Week e-Learning Portal
Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 10:00am

Register at the library or by calling 541-726-3766 any time during the month of April to participate in free online learning on a range of topics related to financial literacy and personal finance during Money Smart Week, April 22-29, 2017.

Use the library's computers with your library card or your own personal device (no library card required) to engage in self-paced online learning through Econ Lowdown's free online videos and courses. Econ Lowdown is an award-winning online learning portal provided at no cost by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis to aid in the study of money, banking, and personal finance topics. The e-learning classroom will be facilitated by Librarian Thea Hart. Participants must have an email address to register to participate.

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 andenjoy a live musical performance and light refreshments.

Wordcrafters Writing Workshop

Step Into Poetry
Monday, April 17, 2017, 5:30-7:30pm

Library Meeting Room
Take a poetic deep dive into place as we compose poems that celebrate or otherwise consider the experience of living in the Eugene/Springfield area---past, present, or future. 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. The series of programs below are part of our Money Smart Week events this year. Learn more at www.moneysmartweek.org.

Money Smart Week e-Learning Portal opens
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Register at the library or by calling 541-726-3766 any time during the month of April to participate in free online learning on a range of topics related to financial literacy and personal finance during Money Smart Week, April 22-29, 2017.

Use the library's computers with your library card or your own personal device (no library card required) to engage in self-paced online learning through Econ Lowdown's free online videos and courses. Econ Lowdown is an award-winning online learning portal provided at no cost by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis to aid in the study of money, banking, and personal finance topics. The e-learning classroom will be facilitated by Librarian Thea Hart. Participants must have an email address to register to participate.

Dealing with the Debt Monster
Monday, April 24, 2017 at 6:00pm

Dealing with the Debt Monster provides information designed to help you develop strategies for controlling and eliminating debt. Participants learn strategies to reduce debt and turn debt into manageable expenses. Forms and exercises are provided to enable participants to develop their own customized plan to eliminate debt and defeat the debt monster. Please register in advance at the library or by calling 541-726-3766. Thank you to the Prosperity Program of Goodwill Industries of Lane and South Coast Counties for offering this program. Thank you to United Way for providing the grant funding that makes this program possible. Workshop from 6-7:30pm and includes time for Q&A. Program takes place in the Library Meeting Room.

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.

Save Money by Budgeting
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 6:00pm

Please join us for a free presentation on budgeting from Certified Financial Planner Aimee K. Butler. Please register in advance at the library or by calling 541-726-3766. Room TBD.

Find the Right Career
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 11:00am

Learn more about which career to purse to have the lifestyle you want. What are your expenses and which job will help you meet expenses and save money for a rainy day? Will Summers, Workforce Analyst from the Oregon Employment Department, will present on career trends in Oregon and will be available to answer your questions. Please register in advance at the library or by calling 541-726-3766. Program takes place in the Library Meeting Room.

Ready, Set, Start Your Business
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 4:00pm

Begin your business the right way. You have the idea, now it's timke to get started! Cover the basics in two hours and decide if running a business is right for you. Thank you to Lane Small Business Development Center for providing this workshop. Please register in advance at the library or by calling 541-726-3766. Program takes place in the Library Meeting Room.

Social Security 101
Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 1:00pm

Learn about social security programs and how to qualify for them. Information handouts provided; please bring your questions! Thank you to Kimberly Herrmann, Public Affairs Specialist at the Social Security Administration, for providing this free presentation. Please register in advance at the library or by calling 541-726-3766. Program takes place in the Library Meeting Room.

Talk with a Financial Professional

Eight 1-on-1 sessions offered each day
Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 3:30-5:30pm

Friday, April 28, 2017 from 3:30-5:30pm

Meet one-on-one with a volunteer from the Financial Planners Association for a free 30-minute personalized session to review your financial goals and help you develop strategies to meet them. Sessions limited to 8 on Thursday and 8 on Friday. Please register in advance at the Library or by calling 541-726-3766 to reserve your time. Thank you to the Financial Planning Association of Mid-Oregon and the Foundation for Financial Planning for supporting pro bono financial planning opportunities in our community. Thank you to United Way for providing the grant funding that makes this event possible and to the Prosperity Program of Goodwill Industries of Lane and South Coast Counties for coordinating this event. Check in with Library staff when you arrive for your appointment. Sessions take place in the Library Conference Room.

May

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

Library Conference Room

Discuss The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan. Program takes place in the Library Conference Room.

Plank Town Presents: Springfilm's "Made in Oregon” series featuring The River Wild

Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 6:30pm at the Wildish Theater, 630 Main Street

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

In the River Wild, rafting expert Gail takes on a pair of armed killers while navigating a spectacularly violent river. Parts of The River Wild were filmed on the Upper Rogue River and in Grants Pass.

Starring Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, and David Stratham; directed by Curtis Hanson; 111 minutes; 1994.

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, May 12, 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, May 13, 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 title TBD.

Wordcrafters Writing Workshop

Show and Tell: Make Body Language Work for your Story
Monday, May 15, 2017, 5:30-7:30pm

Library Meeting Room
Most writers are familiar with the mantra, "show, don't tell." Seems easy, right? But how to show a character is angry, happy, confused, in love without telling the reader? In face-to-face conversations, we rely heavily on body language to understand the speaker's true mesage. The characters in our story are no different. Injecting body language will work wonders for your story. Speculative fiction author M. K. Martin teaches this workshop that will help you use body language to improve your dialogue, reveal your characters' hidden feelings, and help the reader visualize the scene, making your story more immersive. Pre-registration encouraged: call 541-726-3766 or sign-up at library.

 

 

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

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