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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.
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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.

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
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Summer Reading Kickoff

12:00pm - 3:00pm
East Forest Park Branch
Library Location: East Forest Park Branch
Room: EFP Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Community Events
Event Details:

Join us for our Summer Reading Kickoff Party!  All ages are invited for a FREE fun filled event for the whole family!

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This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
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This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
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Discover Your Summer Kickoff Party

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Indian Orchard Branch
Library Location: Indian Orchard Branch
Room: IO Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Community Events, Book Groups & Reading
Event Details:

Celebrate the beginning of our Summer Reading Program with bubbles on the lawn, popsicles, a summer scavenger hunt and a summer craft. There will be activities for the entire family while you sign up for summer reading club.

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

Discover the Makerspace

6:00pm - 7:30pm
East Forest Park Branch
Library Location: East Forest Park Branch
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Technology
Event Details:

The EFP Makerspace is open on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month!

This event is in the "Adults" group.

What's Cooking Cookbook Club

10:00am - 11:00am
Online
Virtual Event
Library Location: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Groups & Reading, Food & Cooking
Event Details:

Join the Cookbook Club’s monthly discussion to improve your cooking skills, share great recipes, hear about the latest new cookbooks, and more. 

Every month we make the same dish and compare how it was made. The third Tuesday of each month online via zoom - click to join!

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Ask a Law Librarian

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Online
Virtual Event
Library Location: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Event Details:

Join us on Zoom every Tuesday from 1-2 pm to ask a Hampden County Law Librarian your legal research questions.

The Springfield City Library is delighted to partner with the Hampden County Law Library to offer the public the opportunity to talk with a Law Librarian from the Hampden County Courts.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Knot Just Knitters

1:30pm - 3:00pm
East Forest Park Branch
Library Location: East Forest Park Branch
Room: Café Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch, or crewel, these groups are the place for you.

New members are welcome, and current members are often willing to share their skills. Some yarn and needles can be provided, but donations are always welcome.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Knot Just Knitters

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Central Library
Library Location: Central Library
Room: CL Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch, or crewel, these groups are the place for you.

New members are welcome, and current members are often willing to share their skills. Some yarn and needles can be provided, but donations are always welcome.

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.

Open Studio Tuesdays

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

Join us for our day-time, Open Studio session! You can bring a project to work on, or an idea to bounce off of other makers.

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

Job Corps Information Table

3:00pm - 6:00pm
Brightwood Branch
Library Location: Brightwood Branch
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Work & Careers
Event Details:

Stop by to learn about Job Corps. Job Corps is a free residential and job training program that helps both young adults as well as adults 25 years and older who have a disability to gain employment.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Eager Readers Book Group

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Sixteen Acres Branch
Library Location: Sixteen Acres Branch
Room: SA Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Groups & Reading
Event Details:

Join this long-running book group of reading enthusiasts! Newcomers welcome. 

The group reads mostly contemporary novels, although occasionally historical fiction, adventures, and some non-fiction. The book club members jointly choose upcoming books. No registration required, just drop by.

Juneteenth

All Day
All Branches
Closing
Branches:
Central Library, Brightwood Branch, East Forest Park Branch, East Springfield Branch, Forest Park Branch, Indian Orchard Branch, Library Express at Pine Point, Mason Square Branch, Sixteen Acres Branch, Off Site, Online, Special Events
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Closed for the holiday

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Raymond Jordan Senior Center Book Club

10:00am - 11:00am
Off Site
Offsite Event
Library Location: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Groups & Reading
Event Details:

Come join us for a book club at the Raymond Jordan Senior Center! 

Love to read? If so, then meet us at the Raymond Jordan Senior Center for our monthly Book Club, where we delve into the heart of historical fiction, non-fiction, and even memoir. Adults 18+

This event is in the "Adults" group.

STCC Information Table

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Central Library
Library Location: Central Library
Room: Rotunda
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Work & Careers
Event Details:

Stop by to learn about free job training and adult education classes offered by Springfield Technical Community College. 

Free classes include 

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.

Sew Fun! Drop-In

2:00pm - 5:00pm
East Forest Park Branch
Library Location: East Forest Park Branch
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

Drop-in for our weekly studio session. From sewing a button or hemming pants, to following a pattern to construct a garment using a sewing machine, our sewing volunteer can help you get started!

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Virtual Event
Library Location: Online
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Community Events, Book Groups & Reading
Event Details:

From TikTok stardom to full-blown author, join us virtually on June 20th at 7:00 PM as we welcome famous trans handywoman, Mercury Stardust!

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Registration Required

Registration for this event is required.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Knot Just Knitters

10:00am - 11:30am
East Springfield Branch
Library Location: East Springfield Branch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch, or crewel, these groups are the place for you.

New members are welcome, and current members are often willing to share their skills. Some yarn and needles can be provided, but donations are always welcome.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Chair Yoga

11:00am - 11:45am
Mason Square Branch
Library Location: Mason Square Branch
Room: MS Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Event Details:

Using gentle stretching while seated, chair yoga allows adults of all abilities to improve flexibility and balance. 

Join us for 45 minutes of chair yoga. Using gentle stretching while seated, chair yoga allows adults of all abilities to improve flexibility and balance. Instructor Cindy Senk, a certified accessible yoga teacher, will lead the class.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Knot Just Knitters

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Mason Square Branch
Library Location: Mason Square Branch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch, or crewel, these groups are the place for you.

New members are welcome, and current members are often willing to share their skills. Some yarn and needles can be provided, but donations are always welcome.

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

Open Sew

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Mason Square Branch
Library Location: Mason Square Branch
Age Group: Tweens, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

Develop your sewing skills, make new friends, and have fun!

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.

Switch Gaming On Fridays

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Indian Orchard Branch
Library Location: Indian Orchard Branch
Room: IO Community Room
Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Games
Event Details:

Come Switch it up at the library and play your choice of games.

On Fridays we will play Mario Kart, Mario Party and Super Smash Bros Ultimate, on our brand new Switch. Bring your own controllers for 2+ multiplayer games. 3-5pm.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Stonewall and the Mafia

11:00am - 12:30pm
Central Library
Registration Open
Registration
Library Location: Central Library
Room: CL Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 49
Event Details:

Come join us at the Springfield Central Library for a fascinating event exploring the intersection of the Stonewall uprising and the mafia.

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Registration Optional

Registration for this event is encouraged, but optional.