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Discover New Recipes

All Day 6/1 - 8/31
East Forest Park Branch
Library Location: East Forest Park Branch
Age Group: Tweens, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Food & Cooking
Event Details:

Is it time to explore some new recipes? Do you have a favorite recipe that you want to share with others? Come to the East Forest Park library to share your favorite recipe or pick up a new one!

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Discover Your Summer

All Day 6/17 - 8/24
Special Events
Virtual Event
Library Location: Special Events
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Community Events, Book Groups & Reading
Event Details:

Discover YOUR Summer at the Springfield City Library. Learn a skill. Be crafty. Find your passion. Attend free concerts and fun-filled events; or just read a good book! Win prizes for participation.

CPR Training

9:30am - 2:30pm
Central Library
This is not a library sponsored event.
Library Location: Central Library
Room: CL Community Room
Purpose of Meeting

CPR TRAINING

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Campfire Storytime with Ranger Susan

10:00am - 11:00am
Central Library
Library Location: Central Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes & Playgroups
Event Details:

Ranger Susan from the Springfield Armory Museum will lead storytimes with activities.  The themes will be based on Nature, animals and the Outdoors.  

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Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Read with Cadence the Dog

11:00am - 12:00pm
Sixteen Acres Branch
Library Location: Sixteen Acres Branch
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Book Groups & Reading
Event Details:

Come to a special  experience for pre-readers  and practiced readers of all ages. Our guests Megan and her certified therapy dog Cadence will share  some fun stories with you.

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Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Bee The Change Award Ceremony

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mason Square Branch
This is not a library sponsored event.
Library Location: Mason Square Branch
Room: MS Community Room
Purpose of Meeting

This event is to honor organizations and individuals that make a difference in the community. We want to highlight those specific impacts made by organizations making a positive impact in the community.

This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Discover Painting with Plants

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sixteen Acres Branch
Library Location: Sixteen Acres Branch
Room: SA Community Room
Age Group: Tweens, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

Plant real succulents in a design inspired by the old master paintings

This event is in the "Children" group.

Discover STEM

1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sixteen Acres Branch
Library Location: Sixteen Acres Branch
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Technology
Event Details:

Drop in all week to enjoy our big table of Legos and to receive a Work It Out Wombat backpack filled with a book, toy and other fun surprises.  While supplies last. 

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This is not a library sponsored event.
Library Location: Mason Square Branch
Room: MS Community Room
Purpose of Meeting

Providing a listening forum space for the Springfield Recovery community to share insights on their perceptions, understandings, opportunities and needs of a recovery cafe in Springfield.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen RPG Club

2:00pm - 4:30pm
Central Library
At Capacity
Registration
Library Location: Central Library
Room: Teen Area
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Games
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:

Do you love creating stories? Do you imagine yourself the hero in your favorite stories? Do you like games where you tackle a problem as a group? Then table top RPG may be for you!

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Registration Required

Registration for this event is required due to space constraints. 

This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Discover Ocean Friends Jewelry

All Day 7/22 - 7/24
East Forest Park Branch
Library Location: East Forest Park Branch
Room: Teen Room
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

Drop into the Teen Room during open hours to make your own Ocean Friends Jewelry. We will have sea glass beads and ocean animal beads for your to create a personalized summer souvenir. For ages 10+.

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Home City Families Playgroup

10:30am - 11:30am
Indian Orchard Branch
Library Location: Indian Orchard Branch
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytimes & Playgroups
Event Details:

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft and playtime. 

No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. For ages 12 mos. - 6 years, siblings welcome.

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.

Discover the Musical Petting Zoo

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Brightwood Branch
Library Location: Brightwood Branch
Age Group: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Event Details:

The Musical Petting Zoo is a fun and informative hands-on traveling exhibit of musical instruments. After an introduction to the instruments, participants get a chance to bow a violin, blow a horn or tap out a rhythm on a drum.

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Discover Mysteries

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Sixteen Acres Branch
Library Location: Sixteen Acres Branch
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes & Playgroups
Event Details:

Everyone can be a detective!  Join us for a mystery themed storytime following by making your own pretend binoculars.  We'll keep the fun going by sending you home with a packet of word games and puzzles.

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Discover Domino Makers Club!

2:00pm - 3:00pm
East Forest Park Branch
Library Location: East Forest Park Branch
Room: EFP Community Room
Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games
Event Details:

Join us to build and create with Dominoes! This program is open to kids in grades 2nd-8th and will teach kids some basic domino-building skills, as well as give them an opportunity to build on their own!

This event is in the "Children" group.

Monday Funday

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Central Library
Library Location: Central Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Games
Event Details:

Discover how fun Monday afternoons can be! Join us this summer for a different Monday Funday activity each week! We'll play, build, craft, and create! Geared for children ages 5 and up. 

This week we're making DIY Ice Cream! 

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Code Builders 2.0

2:00pm - 4:30pm
East Forest Park Branch
Cancelled
Library Location: East Forest Park Branch
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Technology
Event Details:

Welcome to Code Builders 2.0 - our all ages, drop-in club where you can explore robotics, coding languages (like Scratch and Python), and even 3D design & printing!

This club is open to aspiring coders of all ages.

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Discover Tom Knight Musical Puppet Show "Library Boogie"

3:00pm - 4:00pm
East Forest Park Branch
Library Location: East Forest Park Branch
Room: Children's Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Performances
Event Details:

Move and groove with Tom Knight, in this fun, interactive puppet show about all things library! Tom will have you out of your seat and rockin' away, and humming tunes long after you've gone home. 

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

CPR Training

4:00pm - 7:30pm
Central Library
This is not a library sponsored event.
Library Location: Central Library
Room: CL Community Room
Purpose of Meeting

CPR TRAINING

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Chess Knights

4:30pm - 6:00pm
Central Library
Library Location: Central Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games
Event Details:

Family friendly chess club for kids to come learn and sharpen their skills in a supportive environment.

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Budding Bookworms Storytime

10:30am - 11:30am
East Forest Park Branch
Library Location: East Forest Park Branch
Room: Children's Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytimes & Playgroups
Event Details:

Come listen to your new favorite stories and songs followed by free play with new pals!

Every Tuesday morning. Geared toward children pre-k and under with accompanying adults, but older siblings welcome!

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.