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Rich Glauber’s Family Music Time

Families are invited to a fun evening of songs and silliness at the Springfield Public Library at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 29 for Rich Glauber’s Family Music Time. Rich is famous in libraries and schools for his energetic, fun, and engaging performances. He gets kids (and adults!) up and dancing, singing, and playing. Guitar, accordion, and percussion mean it’s going to be one noisy party. Join in the fun!

This event is part of our Summer Reading Program: A Universe of Stories. Our program is generously funded by the Cressey Family Charitable Trust, the Ready to Read Grant managed by the State Library of Oregon, Joan Gray & Harris Hoffman, the Friends of the Springfield Public Library, the Springfield Arts Commission, and the Springfield Utility Board.

What: Rich Glauber’s Family Music Time

When:  6 p.m., Monday, July 29

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

Additional Information: Taylor Worley, 541.726.2243, tworley@springfield-or.gov


Camp Putt

Teens play a round of mini golf at Camp Putt on Tuesday, July 30. Participants may walk from the library with a group, or meet the group at the Camp Putt entrance.  We’ll be meeting to start the walk from the Springfield Public Library at 4:15 p.m. and expect to be at Camp Putt about 4:30 p.m. Walk back to the library too. The walking group expects to return to the library shortly after 6 p.m. The mini golf is free and so is the walk!

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: Camp Putt mini-golf for teens

When:  walk begins at 4:15 p.m., Tuesday, July 30

Where: meet at Front Desk, Springfield Public Library, 225 5th Street, Springfield OR 97477. Camp Putt is located at 4006 Franklin Boulevard

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


Plank Town Presents: Springfilm On the Move August Free Film Into the Wild

The biographical survival film ‘Into the Wild’ follows the trials of living off the grid in the Alaskan wilderness experienced by Christopher McCandless in the 1990s. Written and directed by Sean Penn, ‘Into the Wild’ will be shown at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, August 1 at the Wildish Theater as the final Springfilm On the Move title. Springfilm will return with a new theme in September! The film is based on a nonfiction title of the same name about the actual journey across America taken by McCandless (Emile Hirsch).  In the early 1990s McCandless surprised his friends and family by giving away nearly all his money to Oxfam and deciding to drive across America to live in the wild.  The journey and its attendant tribulations and disasters took him across America before he decided to live in a remote part of Alaska in an abandoned school bus.  Roger Ebert described the film as “spellbinding” and commended Hirsch on a “hypnotic performance”.  The film was nominated for several national and international awards, and won the Best Original Song at the Golden Globe Awards for the song ‘Guaranteed’, written by Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder.

Starring Emile Hirsch, Marcia Gay Harden, William Hurt and Jena Malone; written and directed by Sean Penn; 148 minutes; 2007; Rated R.

Watch the film and stay for a short after-film discussion! The movie and discussion are free to attend. The ongoing film series is presented by Plank Town Restaurant and Brewery and coordinated by a partnership between the Springfield Library, the Springfield Library Foundation, and Willamalane Park& Recreation District.

Springfilm On the Move concludes on August 1, 2019 with Into the Wild. The new theme and film schedule from September 2019 to August 2019 will be announced soon!

What: Plank Town presents: Springfilm, “On the Move,” free screening of Sean Penn’s Into the Wild

When:  6:30 p.m., Thursday, August 1

Where:  Wildish Theater, 630 Main Street, Springfield OR 97477

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


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