array
1
struct
ARTICLE_DATE 2012-02-27 08:20:00.0
ARTICLE_DESCRIPTION The Library and community partners will bring discussions about civility, compassion and community to the front beginning March 2 in Building Common Ground series.
ARTICLE_ID 1793
ARTICLE_LABELS
array
1
struct
GROUPDIR libnews
ICON_URL /images/blog/blog_libnews.jpg
LABEL_ID 63
LABEL_NAME Library News
LABEL_URL /blogs/
2
struct
GROUPDIR libnews
ICON_URL /images/press/press.gif
LABEL_ID 66
LABEL_NAME Press Info
LABEL_URL /press/
ARTICLE_STATUS published
ARTICLE_TEXT <p>&ldquo;Civility&rdquo; has been getting a lot of attention lately, as we&rsquo;ve seen stunning examples of both incivility and civility here and nationally.</p> <p><br /> Beginning Thursday, (MARCH 1) the Library will offer a series of programs that invite you to consider the importance of civility, compassion and community in your own life.</p> <p><br /> But this series may not be what you&rsquo;d expect. It features slam poetry, a community-written poem, a movie and a soup dinner, among other things. It&rsquo;s called&nbsp;&nbsp; Building Common Ground: Discussions of Community, Civility and Compassion. Our partners in this series are the Interfaith Alliance of the Ozarks, Community Foundation of the Ozarks and the Springfield-Greene County Civility Project, which celebrates its one-year anniversary with this project.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br /> &nbsp;</p> <p>The project is made possible by support from the American Library Association and the Fetzer Institute, a national initiative to enhance the quality of life and learning within the community through library programs.&nbsp; <br /> &nbsp;</p> <p>We invite you to be a part of the conversation.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p>&bull; &ldquo;The Civically Engaged Reader&rdquo; Book Discussion, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, March 1, 15 and 29, Brentwood Branch. Drury University English professor Randall Fuller will lead discussions on &ldquo;The Civically Engaged Reader: A Diverse Collection of Short Provocative Readings on Civic Activity.&rdquo;&nbsp; Call 883-1974.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p>&bull; Charter for Compassion, 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, Park Central Branch, for all ages. Members of MO Poetry Slam Springfield will perform and help create the community&rsquo;s own &ldquo;Poem for Compassion;&rdquo; watch a film on the Charter for Compassion and sign the charter (charterforcompassion.org). The 10 Tenets of Civility Photo Contest entries will be displayed.</p> <p><br /> &bull; Community, Civility &amp; Compassion &ndash; An Interfaith Discussion and soup dinner, 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in the Library Center auditorium, ages 18 and older. Enjoy a free soup dinner by the Cook&rsquo;s Kettle. Members of Interfaith Alliance of the Ozarks will discuss how the cultures and traditions of diverse faiths offer different approaches to address poverty, hunger, domestic violence and sexual abuse. Registration required, call 882-0714.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p>&bull; &ldquo;Forgiveness: A Time to Love and a Time to Hate,&rdquo; Film and Discussion, 5 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the Moxie, for all ages. Watch excerpts of the PBS documentary exploring a range of stories of personal betrayal to global reconciliation after genocide. The Rev. Mark Struckhoff, Council of Churches of the Ozarks, will lead a discussion about forgiveness. <br /> &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
ARTICLE_TITLE Slam Poetry, Soup Dinner, Films and More Drive Civility Series
ARTICLE_TYPE_ID 4
FILE article.cfm
NEW_USERID 40
USERFNAME Kathleen
USERID 44
USERNAME kathleeno
Slam Poetry, Soup Dinner, Films and More Drive Civility Series

All Library branches will be closed and the Mobile Library will not make its regularly scheduled stops on Monday, May 29, for Memorial Day.

The Library Center and Schweitzer Brentwood branch libraries will not have phone service Monday, May 29-Tuesday, May 30, due to maintenance. Please call (417) 865-1340 for assistance.

Slam Poetry, Soup Dinner, Films and More Drive Civility Series

February 27, 2012 — “Civility” has been getting a lot of attention lately, as we’ve seen stunning examples of both incivility and civility here and nationally.


Beginning Thursday, (MARCH 1) the Library will offer a series of programs that invite you to consider the importance of civility, compassion and community in your own life.


But this series may not be what you’d expect. It features slam poetry, a community-written poem, a movie and a soup dinner, among other things. It’s called   Building Common Ground: Discussions of Community, Civility and Compassion. Our partners in this series are the Interfaith Alliance of the Ozarks, Community Foundation of the Ozarks and the Springfield-Greene County Civility Project, which celebrates its one-year anniversary with this project.    
 

The project is made possible by support from the American Library Association and the Fetzer Institute, a national initiative to enhance the quality of life and learning within the community through library programs. 
 

We invite you to be a part of the conversation.
 

• “The Civically Engaged Reader” Book Discussion, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, March 1, 15 and 29, Brentwood Branch. Drury University English professor Randall Fuller will lead discussions on “The Civically Engaged Reader: A Diverse Collection of Short Provocative Readings on Civic Activity.”  Call 883-1974.
 

• Charter for Compassion, 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, Park Central Branch, for all ages. Members of MO Poetry Slam Springfield will perform and help create the community’s own “Poem for Compassion;” watch a film on the Charter for Compassion and sign the charter (charterforcompassion.org). The 10 Tenets of Civility Photo Contest entries will be displayed.


• Community, Civility & Compassion – An Interfaith Discussion and soup dinner, 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in the Library Center auditorium, ages 18 and older. Enjoy a free soup dinner by the Cook’s Kettle. Members of Interfaith Alliance of the Ozarks will discuss how the cultures and traditions of diverse faiths offer different approaches to address poverty, hunger, domestic violence and sexual abuse. Registration required, call 882-0714.
 

• “Forgiveness: A Time to Love and a Time to Hate,” Film and Discussion, 5 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the Moxie, for all ages. Watch excerpts of the PBS documentary exploring a range of stories of personal betrayal to global reconciliation after genocide. The Rev. Mark Struckhoff, Council of Churches of the Ozarks, will lead a discussion about forgiveness.
 

 

PRESS CONTACTS

Kathleen O'Dell
Community Relations Director
kathleeno@thelibrary.org
(417) 616-0564
Sarah Jane Rosendahl
Copywriter
sarahr@thelibrary.org
(417) 616-0566
Press Info > Press Release

Find this article at

Free wi-fi

Friends of the library

The Library Foundation

Bookmark and Share

Sign up for the newsletter

© Springfield-Greene County Library District