Thursdays, 10 a.m. for all ages. Join us monthly for a virtual intergenerational experience for individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia, and their families and friends. During this friendly Zoom gathering we’ll share thematic movie clips for a fun and relaxed way to socialize and reminisce together. Sponsored by the Republic Branch Library. Register to attend this program by emailing email@example.com. A link and password to access the virtual event will be shared with registered participants.
January 21: Humor. Registration accepted January 6–January 20.
February 18: Romance. Registration accepted February 3–17.
You can choose what you want to learn and go at your own speed with our self-paced tutorials. We provide the computer and you select from a wide variety of lessons designed specifically for individual learning. Topics include basic skills, Windows 10, Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, Gmail, Photoshop and more. Both interactive and video tutorials are available to fit your learning style. We also offer computer-instructed keyboarding lessons to help you learn to type or improve your typing skills. Prerequisites: Some experience using keyboard and mouse. For adults.
Northwest Project maintenance classes meet in the Library following community dinner in the gymnasium. Childcare provided.
The goal of The Northwest Project is to pilot strategies over a five-year period to help families overcome the challenges that have kept them living in poverty and sustain their long-term success in emerging from those circumstances. The project includes a focus on 10 key areas for stability. Areas include: accountability, parent training, reliable transportation, affordable housing, quality childcare, budgeting/banking, financial planning, job training/education, resolved legal issues, and health and wellbeing.
The Community Foundation of the Ozarks selected northwest Springfield for this project because much of the area exceeds the city’s overall 25.6 percent poverty rate. In addition, the privately funded Northwest Project will take place in concert with the City of Springfield’s focus on improving public safety, infrastructure and chronic nuisance properties in this geographic area.
The Northwest Project is a collaboration among Missouri State University, Drury University, and Drew Lewis Foundation.
Thursdays, 7 p.m. In the Library, good cooks take their cues from books in the Dewey Decimal 641s. But we’re taking you to the virtual aisle to visit with chefs at popular restaurants in Springfield to learn the secrets of one of their signature dishes. Winter is the perfect time to fire up the cooktop or preheat the oven for sweet or savory delectable goodies. Watch on our YouTube channel, youtube.com/SpringfieldGreene, or visit thelibrary.org/programs before the event for details to access it.
January 14: Soup. Jenny Russo is the force behind the great soups and other delicious dishes at Russo’s St. Michael’s restaurant in downtown Springfield. Learn one of her favorite recipes for a belly-warming soup to tide you over this winter.
January 21: Main Course. Joe Gidman, of Van Gogh’s Eeterie on historic Commercial Street, created his menu after living in the Netherlands. He’ll show us how to make Meatball Zuurkool: two Dutch meatballs with brandied brown gravy served over “zuurkool stamppot,” golden potatoes mashed with sauerkraut and bacon.
• January 28: Dessert. Eleanor Taylor of Prairie Pie began baking in her grandmother’s kitchen and she’s been providing restaurants and bakeries in Springfield and New York City with custom desserts since she was 16. She’ll show us how to make the perfect pie crust from scratch, and offer ideas for delicious fillings.