Plotter or Panster?

If you are planning to write a novel for NaNoWriMo come to an online class on at 6 p.m., Monday, October 12 to learn some new tips and tricks. Each year the Springfield Public Library teams up with Wordcrafters in Eugene to provide a ‘starting block’ of writer’s tools to help NaNoWriMo participants.  Wordcrafters’ Director Daryll Lynne Evans said “Whether you’re a plotter or a pantser, this fast-paced plotting mashup gives you more than a mere outline. Using Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey, 3-act structure, and a screen-writing card trick, you will learn how structure works as the framework of your story, and you’ll get tools to plan out your novel ahead of time or guide your story discovery as you go.” Wordcrafters and Springfield Public Library will then team up again to provide virtual Come Write In sessions from 2-4 p.m., every Saturday in November. These sessions are a great help in getting your word count up and joining with other like-minded writers.

The workshop is provided by Wordcrafters in Eugene and will be presented by Ms. Evans who began her writing career as a playwright with the Performing Arts Conservatory in Colorado, where she also taught theatre and play writing to youth. She has an MFA in fiction from Purdue University.

All events are free and open to the community.

What: Plot your Novel for NaNoWriMo at the Springfield Public Library

When:  6 p.m., Monday, October 12

Where:  Online –

Additional Information: Mark Riddle, 541.726.2238,


Box of Lies and True Facts

Virtual Teen Tuesdays at 4:30 pm continues weekly this fall. Teens are invited to log into GoToMeeting and join the discussion.  Join other teens in social games during the virtual program at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 13. Free, for teens ages 12 and older.

In Box of Lies, you have something in your hands and you tell the group around it.  The group votes on whether they think you’re describing the object, or lying!  True Facts allows you to share something about yourself and we try to guess which fact goes with which player.  These games are fun ways to get to know each other and laugh up a storm. No preparation is needed, but if you want to look around your house for bizarre objects ahead of time, feel free.

From regular virtual programming to homework help, from book club to volunteer opportunities, there’s still a lot for teens to do at Springfield Public Library. Follow us on Facebook, check out our online library calendar, or reach out to our Teen Services Librarian Cara Kinsey for more information.

Thanks to the Teen Advisory Board for helping choose our virtual program lineup!

What: Box of Lies and True Facts

When:  4:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 13

Where:  GoToMeeting

Additional Information: Cara Kinsey, 541.726.4653,


Cuentos Bilingual Virtual Storytime

Springfield Public Library offers a weekly online storytime. Librarian Kristen will be presenting  Cuentos bilingual storytime at 10 a.m., Wednesday, October 14 with Spanish and English language books, bilingual games, and songs.

La biblioteca de Springfield ofrecerá Cuentos con Kristen a las 10 a.m., el miércoles, el 14 de octubre para leer libros en español e inglés, hacer actividades bilingües, juegos y canciones bilingües.

Families of all ages are welcome! ¡Se invita a las familias con niños de todas las edades!

What: Cuentos Bilingual Storytime/Cuentos Bilingües

When:  10 a.m., Wednesday, October 14

Where:  GoToMeeting

Additional Information: Kristen Curé, 541.726.2232,


Spanish Language Book Group at the Springfield Library

The Springfield Public Library is offering a monthly Spanish Language Book Group. Pick up a copy of the book now and attend at 5:30 p.m., Friday, October 16 to discuss “Las Palabras Andantes” by the Uruguayan  author Eduardo Galeano. This beautiful and enjoyable book incorporates folklore from Latin America into its stories. This book group is open to the public and free book group copies of the book can be borrowed by participants who preregister at the library. 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: Las Palabras Andantes”

When:  5:30 p.m., Friday, October 16

Where: online with GoToMeeting

Additional Information: Kristen Curé, 541.726.2232,


Grupo de Lectura en Español con la Biblioteca de Springfield

Ven a la reunión virtual del grupo de lectura en español para charlar sobreLas Palabras Andantes” por Eduardo Gale

La Biblioteca Pública de Springfield ofrece un grupo de lectura en español para adultos. Contacta la biblioteca para prestar una copia del libro “Las Palabras Andantes” por el destacado escritor uruguayo Eduardo Galeano. ​Como dicen, este es un libro para leer y releer y para regalar. Es un libro hermoso y divertido que contiene varios cuentos que incorporan el folclor de la América Latina.  Acompáñenos al a reunión el viernes, el 16 de octubre, 5:30 p.m. para charlar sobre el libro y para conocer a otras personas en la comunidad quienes quieren explorar libros en español.

Qué: Grupo de Lectura: Las Palabras Andantes”

Cuándo:  5:30 p.m., viernes, 16 de octubre

Dónde:  en línea por GoToMeeting

Para más información: Kristen Curé, 541.726.2232,



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