Best-seller “Circe” Author Madeline Miller to Speak April 11
Family rivalry. Palace intrigue. Love. Loss. Vengeance. Hope. It’s all there in the 2019 One Read title, “Circe,” by Madeline Miller, who will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11, on the main floor of the Library Center. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Gods and Monsters: An Evening with Madeline Miller, will be an interview-style presentation conducted by William Garvin, director of Drury University’s F.W. Olin Library.
Adults are invited to attend Pushing Back: From Circe to #MeToo at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, at the Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library, 2214 Brentwood Blvd.
The stories of Circe, Captain Marvel and the #MeToo movement all revolve around women speaking up and fighting back. Join Missouri State University professors Dr. Erin Kenny, Michael Frizell and Dr. Holly Holladay, as they connect centuries-old powerful female deities, modern American-made superheroines and current movements in the media for a stirring discussion of female power and where we go from here.
Sample regional Greek wines! Watch authentic Greek dancing! It’s going to be One Big Party to benefit The Library Foundation of the Springfield-Greene County Library District on Saturday, March 2, 7-9 p.m.
The event for guests age 21 and older will be at The Annex By Arris' Pizza, 1332 E. Republic Road. Tickets are $50 per person. Buy tickets online at yourlibraryfoundation.org, or call 616-0586.
Channel your inner god – or goddess – at the photo booth, and join in authentic Greek dancing, featuring the St. Thomas the Apostle Greek Festival Dancers.