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Author Talks, Books, Readings, Writing And More


Fiction On Order

This is a list of new fiction titles ordered for the Springfield City Library this month.

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Write-up Springfield! Monthly at Central

Calling all creative writers! A new group has started to workshop your writing. | Adults

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The Author Fair

Come to the Fair to meet recently published authors and enjoy their works in this showcase of local talent and achievement. | March 30

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The Business Side of Poetry – April 27

Are you feeling unsure about where to send your poems for publication? | Adults

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Lost Springfield: It’s History in Photographs and Stories – April 4

Join local history enthusiasts and take a walk down memory lane. | Adults

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Book Groups


Books & Brew Book Club at Nathan Bill’s

Cure your mid-week blues with a lively book discussion and some brew at Nathan Bill’s Bar and Restaurant. | Adults

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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Groups

A traditional book discussion group where everyone reads and discusses the same book. | Adults

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What’s Cooking Cookbook Club at Central Library

Do you enjoy cooking, or would you like to improve your cooking skills?  | Adults

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BYOB, a Book Discussion Group

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads. Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres. | Adults

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Cafe Christo: A Bookish Breakfast

Meets on the third Wednesday of every month. | Adults

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U.S. History Book and Media Discussion Group at Sixteen Acres

Members are encouraged to share any conversation-provoking history books that they are reading with the group. | Adults

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