Springfield Public Library Closures

Springfield Public Library services will be closed on Monday, February 15 to observe the Presidents Day holiday. The book drop will be open to receive returned items. The Library will resume limited services on Tuesday, February 16. Visit the website at wheremindsgrow.org or call 541.726.3766 for more information.

What: Library services to be closed for holiday observance

When:  closed Monday, February 15

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

Additional Information: Carrie Schindele-Cupples, 541.726.2237, scupples@springfield-or.gov


Springfilm Celebrates Black History Month

Join Springfilm for a live watch party and discussion of ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, February 18. Henrietta Lacks was an African-American woman whose cervical cancer cells, harvested without her knowledge or consent in 1951, are the source of the HeLa line – an important source of medical data to this day. The film tells the story of Henrietta’s daughter, Deborah Lacks’ (Oprah Winfrey) quest to discover more about her mother and the life-saving medical breakthroughs that came from the HeLa line.  Deborah was aided by journalist Rebecca Skloot (Rose Byrne), who wrote the best-selling book of the same name that brought the story to public attention. Following the film attendees can take part in a fun, lively discussion.


If you don’t want to join the watch party ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ can be seen right now on the library’s streaming video service Access Video On Demand (AVOD): https://avod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=107094&xtid=189941

or join the ZOOM Live Stream at the link below.

Starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne, directed by George C. Wolfe; 93 mins; TV-MA.

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: ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ – Live Stream and Film Discussion

When:  6:30 p.m., Thursday, February 18

Where:  https://zoom.us/j/95505800244?pwd=L0MrRVVKcmJscFh4aEo1cGIzK0RmZz09 (Online)

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

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