Adult Events

For event information contact the Circulation Desk at 583-3408 Ext. 2

 

1/24/2019

Getting started on your family history project

6:30pm - 7:30pm

An informal presentation on the basics of genealogy, including strategies for getting started, techniques, and resources available. We'll include a brief discussion of how genetics and DNA analysis have revolutionized the field. Hear stories and lessons learned from our presenter with more than 40 years of genealogical research experience.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Please register by stopping by the circulation desk or by calling 583-3408.  

Presented by: Cliff McCarthy of the Genealogy and Local History Library, Wood Museum of Springfield History, Springfield Museums

 

1/26/2019

Local Author visit: Stepping out in love with Gayle Suzanne

11:00am - 12:30pm

There is nothing easy about going through a divorce. Stepping Out in Love is a collection of over 50 short stories that help guide you through the pain of a divorce, learning to live on your own, the highs and lows of dating, and finding love again. This is a simple, honest, funny, relatable book packed with wisdom and practical tools to give hope to the heartbroken.  Copies of the book will be for sale at the event.

Please register by stopping by the circulation desk or by calling 583-3408.

Presenter: Gayle Suzanne, Life Coach & Author

 

1/28/2019

Excel Intro, How Spreadsheets Can Simplify Your Life

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Excel is one of Microsoft’s most powerful tools. Learn the basics about how to create and use spreadsheets with cells, formulas and charts. Space is limited, please register at the circulation desk or by calling 583-3408.

Presenter: Pat McGowan, Libary Director

1/29/2019

Friends of the Library Monthly Meeting

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Friends of the Library Monthly Meeting

The Friends of the Library meet the last Tuesday of the month at 7 pm.  The Friends fund programs for children, teens, and adults, as well as portions of the library's popular Museum Pass program, furnishings, and other library equipment. You are invited to become a member, active members needed.  Please contact the library director, Pat McGowan at 583-3408 ext. 110 for more information.

 

1/30/2019

Table-top Games Club

1:30pm - 5:00pm

Join the Games Club for an afternoon of role play, stragegy, co-op, pvp & board game fun!  Meet up, make new friends and play RPGs like D&D or card and board games weekly! Don’t own games, no worries, we do!  This club is ideal for 20 and 30 somethings, though any adult is welcome.  We also have a games club available for people under 18 known as the Pop Culture Collective. 

 

 

1/31/2019

History of Friendly’s Ice Cream

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Hear about Friendly’s founders, the evolution of its ice cream, menu and restaurants, and the company’s influence on the state and popular culture. Freebies!

  

Happy Hour Book Club discusses Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

6:45pm - 7:55pm

The Happy Hour Book Club meets to discuss the national bestseller "Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI" by David Grann.  

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2/06/2019

Excel Part II, Tools to Analyze Everyday Information

11:00am - 12:30pm

Building on lessons learned in Excel Intro class. You will create a home budget sheet. Also includes: formatting cells, expanded formula application and auto fill.  Space is limited, please register at the circulation desk or by calling 583-3408.

 

 

Table-top Games Club

1:30pm - 5:00pm

Join the Games Club for an afternoon of role play, stragegy, co-op, pvp & board game fun!  Meet up, make new friends and play RPGs like D&D or card and board games weekly! Don’t own games, no worries, we do!  This club is ideal for 20 and 30 somethings, though any adult is welcome.  We also have a games club available for people under 18 known as the Pop Culture Collective. 

 

 

2/07/2019

Who picked this book? Book Club discusses Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Reading guide available : Unsheltered