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The library will be closed on Monday, January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 

The children’s room will be closed Thursday, January 23 and Friday, January 24 for the installation of new signs and decorative artwork. Programs for children and teens that have been scheduled for those dates will not be cancelled. Children below high school age who are not accompanied by a responsible adult cannot be accommodated in the adult services department during the two days. Parents should make other arrangements for children who are accustomed to coming to the library during after school hours.

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Chaucer Reimagined: Illustrations by Members of the Book Arts Roundtable
Monday, April 01, 2019

“Chaucer Reimagined: Illustrations by Members of the Book Arts Roundtable” will be on display in the Donald B. Palmer Museum of the Springfield Free Public Library April 1-30.

The pieces in the exhibit are part of a seventeen-member collaboration that depicts contemporary versions of pilgrims included in Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Each piece is created on Rives BFK paper in a variety of different media, including drawing, printmaking, gel transfer, and college. In addition to the “portrait,” each work includes a brief text that explains the character referenced.

Founded in 2000, The Book Arts Roundtable is based at the Baird Community Center in South Orange. Members participate in at least one themed collaborative project per year. The group welcomes new members who are interested in exploring the art and craft of handmade books. More information about the group is available at http://www.bookartsroundtable.com