Fiesta Del Verano/Summer Festival

Teens can get artistic in the sun this summer! From 2-4 p.m. on Friday, August 20, join Springfield Public Library’s IN PERSON event on the Fountain Plaza at 225 5th St, Springfield. This free event is for teens ages 12+.  Please note, the Library closes at 3 p.m., but the festival continues until 4 p.m.  Springfield City Hall is open until 5 p.m.

Focusing on art, activities will include tie-dying t-shirts, traditional leather working with Antonio Huerta from Comunidad y Herencia Cultural, and more! Eat snacks, enjoy good company, take home a masterpiece, and have fun.

This program is supported in whole or part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the State Library of Oregon.

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 program lineup!

What: Fiesta Del Verano para adolescentes/Summer Festival for Teens

When:  2-4 p.m., Friday, August 20

Where:  Fountain Plaza, Springfield Public Library, 225 5th Street, Springfield OR 97477

Additional Information: Cara Kinsey, 541.726.4653,


Outdoor Bilingual Family Music with Evan & Vanessa

Kids and their families are invited to the sweetest bilingual kids’ concert ever with Evan & Vanessa on the Springfield Public Library Fountain Plaza at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday August 25.  This event is expected to run between 40 and 60 minutes and is perfect for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, but the whole family will enjoy relaxing to the tunes. The Springfield Public Library recommends bringing sunscreen and plenty of water. Join Food for Lane County on the Fountain Plaza immediately following this event at 11:30 a.m., for free lunches for kids and teens aged 1 – 18.  Library masking/Covid-19 guidelines match that of OSHA and the State of Oregon.

Questions? Call the Springfield Public Library at 541.726.3766 or email This event is made possible by a grant from the Oregon Community Foundation.

All events are free and open to the community.

What: Outdoor Bilingual Family Music with Evan and Vanessa

When:  10:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 25

Where:  Fountain Plaza, Springfield Public Library, 225 5th Street, Springfield OR 97477

Additional Information: Taylor Worley,, 541.726.3766 x2243


Spanish Language Book Group at the Springfield Library

The Springfield Public Library is offering a monthly Spanish Language Book Group. Register online to reserve a copy of the book (or check out the digital copy on Library2Go) and attend the virtual discussion from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Friday, August 27 to discuss Cuentos Completos by Elena Garro.

After Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Mexican literature was relatively barren until well into the 19th century, and even then continued to be lacking in works created by women until Elena Garro came on the scene. Get a copy of the book, start reading and see why Garro is considered one of the best Mexican writers of the twentieth century.

This book group is open to the public. Digital copies of the book are available to Oregon library card holders through Free book group copies (printed paper) of the book can be borrowed by participants who preregister online or over the phone. Preregistration is suggested, but not required. To preregister, or for any questions, call 541.726.3766. This program is made possible by a generous sponsorship from Joan Gray and Harris Hoffman.

What: Spanish Language Book Group/Grupo de Lectura: “Cuentos Completos” Elena Garro

When:   5:30 p.m., August 27

Where:  Zoom (link sent to registered participants)

Additional Information: Kristen Curé, 541.726.3766,


Grupo de Lectura en Español en la Biblioteca de Springfield

¡Lea con nosotros! Vamos a leer “Cuentos completos” por Elena Garro y charlar sobre su obra. Acompáñanos entre las 5:30pm y las 7:30 p.m., el viernes, 27 de agosto.

“Luego de Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, la literatura mexicana fue un yermo hasta bien entrado el siglo xix, y aun entonces siguió siéndolo en cuanto a obra creada por mujeres hasta que llegó Elena Garro. Así de grande es la autora de La semana de colores, Andamos huyendo Lola, El accidente y otros cuentos.” Reciba su copia del libro, lea un rato, y vea porque se considera Garro unos de los escritores mexicanos más importantes del siglo XX.

Este programa es un programa virtual: vamos a usar ZOOM para las reuniones virtuales. Hay que registrarse una semana antes de cada reunión con un correo electrónico para recibir el enlace de la reunión virtual.

¡Lea con nosotros! Hay copias electrónicas del libro on También, hay copias imprimidas del libro para participantes del grupo. Si tenga preguntas, si quiere pedir prestado una copia del libro, o para apuntarse escribe a Kristen Curé a o llame 541.726.3766. El grupo está patrocinado por una donación de Joan Gray y Harris Hoffman.

Qué: Grupo de Lectura: “Cuentos Completos” Elena Garro

Cuándo: 5:30 p.m., 27 de agosto

Dónde:  Zoom

Para más información: Kristen Curé, 541.726.3766,


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