Fascinating Folks, Fun Conversations: Brittiny Raine

Want to make a difference in your community? At 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 13 join the Virtual Teen Tuesday event and have a fun conversation with the fascinating Brittiny Raine, cofounder of CORE Eugene – Community Outreach Through Radical Empowerment. This event is for teens, ages 12+, free.

CORE Eugene seeks to catch people who fall through the cracks. Their mission is “supporting, empowering and advocating for young people in Lane County”. Many of the youth they serve are unhoused. Teens can learn about local youth activism opportunities and be inspired to join the cause or lead the charge for a cause of their own.

Follow the Springfield Public Library on Facebook, check out the Library website, or reach out to Teen Services Librarian Cara Kinsey for more information about ongoing Library offerings for teens, including free online tutoring, weekly programs, monthly book club, and volunteer opportunities. Thanks to the Teen Advisory Board for helping choose our virtual program lineup!

What: Fascinating Folks, Fun Conversations: Brittiny Raine

When:  4:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 13

Where:  Check the Library calendar for the Zoom link and details at https://springfield-or.libcal.com/calendar

Additional Information: Cara Kinsey, 541.726.4653, ckinsey@springfield-or.gov


SpringFilm ‘Wit’

An Emmy and Peabody Award winning movie starring two-time Oscar winner Emma Thompson and directed by the renowned Mike Nichols, ‘Wit’, is coming to SpringFilm at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 15. Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize winning play by Margaret Edson, Wit follows English Literature Professor Vivian Bearing (Thompson) coming to terms with being diagnosed with metastatic stage IV ovarian cancer. Both Thompson and Nichols (The Graduate, Catch-22, and The Birdcage) were widely applauded for their roles in creating the film. Following the showing attendees can take part in a lively discussion.

If you don’t wish to join the watch party, ‘Wit’ can be seen right now on the Library’s streaming video service AVOD: https://avod.infobase.com/p_ViewVideo.aspx?xtid=210857&tScript=0

or join the ZOOM Live Stream at the link below.

Starring Emma Thompson and Christopher Lloyd, directed by Mike Nichols; 109 mins; PG-13.

All attendees will go into a drawing for a fantastic virtual door prize! For more information or for help accessing Infobase AVOD or ZOOM please phone 541.726.3766, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

All events are free and open to the community.

What: SpringFilm: ‘Wit’ – Live Stream and Film Discussion

When:  6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 15

Where: https://zoom.us/j/94990771841 (Online)

Additional Information: Mark Riddle, 541.726.2238, mriddle@springfield-or.gov


Springfield Celebrates Authors 2021:  Ken Kesey Award Finalists

Join the five 2021 Oregon Book Award finalists for the Ken Kesey Award at Springfield Celebrates Authors. Authors Chelsea Beiker (Godshot), Genevieve Hudson (Boys of Alabama), Mark Savage (Fictional Film Club), Vanessa Veselka (The Great Offshore Grounds) and Lidia Yuknuvitch (Verge) will all appear at a special online reading via ZOOM at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 17.

Programs for Writers Literary Arts Director Susan Moore said, “Literary Arts is thrilled to honor these Oregon authors as part of this year’s Oregon Book Awards. We are excited to be partnering with the Springfield Public Library to present these authors.”

Springfield Public Library Director Emily David, said, “Springfield Celebrates Authors has already highlighted local authors Bill Sullivan, Kim Johnson and Suzi Prozanski this year and we can’t wait to host these authors from further afield as well.”

The events highlighting ‘Hiking Trails of the Pacific Northwest’ and ‘Brigadoon of the Sixties’ are also available now on the Springfield Public Library YouTube channel.

Oregon Book Award finalists were selected by a panel of out-of-state judges, with winners being announced on the Literary Arts radio show, The Archive Project, on OPB on May 2.

Springfield Celebrates Authors is an annual series presented by the Springfield Public Library highlighting local, national and international authors.

All events are free and open to the community.

What: Springfield Celebrates Authors: Ken Kesey Award Finalists

When:  2 p.m., Saturday, April 17

Where: ONLINE  https://zoom.us/j/94136199868?pwd=R3doR3BzSjBHcFNtaS9sZ0ZWSlQwZz09

Additional Information: Mark Riddle, 541.726.2238, mriddle@springfield-or.gov


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