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Game Day

We’ve got big screen video games, board games and more. Come play a favorite or learn a new game. Teens – join us at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 7 in the Library Meeting Room at Springfield Public Library, 225 5th St, Springfield.  Free!

If you’re interested in trying out the Virtual Reality Lab, we’ve booked the entire evening (6-7:45 p.m.) as a teen-only drop-in after the regular Game Day ends. No reservations necessary! So you can spend the entire afternoon/evening gaming at the library!

The Library offers a weekly gathering for teens at 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Join us to hang out, enjoy a snack, learn new skills, and have fun. This event is free and intended for teens ages 12 and up. Teen programs are made possible by our generous Friends of the Springfield Library.

What: Teen Game Day

When:  4:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 7

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

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

 

Family Fun with Cuentos Bilingual Storytime

Come to Saturday Cuentos at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 11. Join us as we read Spanish and English language books and play bilingual games, sing songs and do a craft.

Acompáñenos para Cuentos Sabatinos el sábado, a las 11 am el 11 de enero para leer libros en español e inglés, hacer actividades bilingües,  juegos y canciones bilingües, y hacer manualidades.

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

What: Cuentos Bilingual Storytime/Cuentos Bilingües

When:  11 a.m., Saturday, January 11

Where:  Children’s Reading Corner, Springfield Public Library, 225 5th Street, Springfield OR 97477

Additional Information: Kristen Curé, 541.726.2232, kcure@springfield-or.gov

 

Spanish Language Book Group at the Springfield Library

The Springfield Public Library is offering monthly a Spanish Language Book Group. Pick up a copy of the book now and attend from 3-5 p.m., Saturday, January 11 to discuss “Puñalada trapera,” a collection of short stories by contemporary Columbian authors including Luis Noriega (Premio Hispanoamericano de cuento Gabriel García Márquez, 2016), Patricia Engel (Premio Biblioteca de Narrativa Colombiana, 2017), Margarita García Robayo y Juan Cárdenas. This collection of stories showcases the rich diversity of modern Columbian literature and features work by 22 different authors.

This book group is open to the community and free book group copies of the book can be borrowed by participants who preregister at the library. The group will meet two times to discuss the book: January 11 and February 29. Preregistration is suggested, but not required. To preregister, or for any questions, visit the library or 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: “Puñalada trapera”

When:  3 p.m., Saturday, January 11 and February 29

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

Additional Information: Kristen Curé, 541.726.2232, kcure@springfield-or.gov

 

Springstitch: Let’s Make Things

Kick off 2020 with a Vintage Book Cover Journal! Make your own journal at the next Springstitch crafting group, at 2 p.m., Saturday, January 11 at the Springfield Public Library in the Library Conference Room. We will be binding our own blank books using vintage book covers. All materials and supplies will be provided. This program is intended for adults.

Explore a different craft with us each month. Feel free to bring your own project to share and work on!  Drop-ins are welcome, no registration required.

Busy in January? Check us out on February 1, when Springstitch presents handmade Valentine’s Day cards.

What: Springstitch: Let’s Make Things

When:  2 p.m., Saturday, January 11

Where:  Springfield Public Library, 225 Main Street, Springfield OR 97477

Additional Information: Amy Orre, 541.726.2246, aorre@springfield-or.gov

 

Grupo de Lectura en Español en la Biblioteca de Springfield

La Biblioteca Pública de Springfield ofrece un grupo de lectura en español para adultos. Venga a la biblioteca para prestar una copia del libro “Puñalada trapera,” una colección de cuentos colombianos contemporáneos escritos por 22 autores. Acompáñenos al a reunión at las 3-5 p.m., el sábado, el 11 de enero, para charlar sobre el libro y para conocer a otras personas en la comunidad quienes quieren explorar libros en español.

“Algunos nombres conocidos en la antología son: Luis Noriega (Premio Hispanoamericano de cuento Gabriel García Márquez, 2016), Patricia Engel (Premio Biblioteca de Narrativa Colombiana, 2017), Margarita García Robayo y Juan Cárdenas. Esta selección de cuentos, realizada por Juan Fernando Hincapié (autor de Gramática pura, 2015), recoge figuras nuevas e interesantes de la literatura de Columbia. La gran diversidad narrativa de Puñalada trapera es una apuesta por el cuento colombiano, por revigorizar el género en Colombia y por la propuesta de 22 autores contemporáneos.”

Rey Naranjo Editores

Durante la reunión, vamos a ofrecerles una meriendita y también, vamos a tener actividades para los niños si sus hijos van a venir con ustedes. Si sus hijos van a asistir, por favor avisa a Kristen Curé.

¡Lea con nosotros! Vamos a reunir dos veces con el mismo libro: el 11 de enero y el 29 de febrero a las 3-5 p.m. Si tenga preguntas o para apuntarse visite a la biblioteca de Springfield o llame 541.726.3766.El grupo está patrocinado por una donación de Joan Gray y Harris Hoffman.

Qué: Grupo de Lectura: “Puñalada trapera”

Cuándo: 3 p.m., dos sábados, el 11 de enero y el 29 de febrero

Dónde:  Library Meeting Room, Springfield Public Library, 225 5th Street, Springfield OR 97477

Para más información: Kristen Curé, 541.726.2232, kcure@springfield-or.gov

 

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