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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.
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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.

Learn in Motion Educational Gross Motor Program

10:00am - 11:00am
Mason Square Branch
Library Location: Mason Square Branch
Room: MS Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes & Playgroups
Event Details:

Learn in Motion a gross motor program for children 1-5 helping children being active, practicing important life skill such as listening, following directions, sharing, taking turns and overcoming challenges with other children.

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.

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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.

Home City Families: Family Storytime

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 "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.

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

Discover Henna

1:00pm - 3:00pm
East Forest Park Branch
Library Location: East Forest Park Branch
Room: EFP Community Room
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Community Events
Event Details:

Join us as we welcome Carolyn from Magic Tree Henna who will be giving out free henna tattoos during our Summer Reading Kickoff Event. Come enjoy this amazing art form from a truly skilled artist.

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

Discover Read-Aloud Fun

2:30pm - 4:30pm
Sixteen Acres Branch
Library Location: Sixteen Acres Branch
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytimes & Playgroups
Event Details:

Reading aloud to young children is not only an important foundation for learning and development - it is also so much fun!  Join us on the first two days of Discover Your Summer for the funniest, silliest storytimes ever.

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 African Drumming and Movement Class

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Forest Park Branch
Registration Open
Registration
Library Location: Forest Park Branch
Room: FP Community Room
Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Community Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 28
Event Details:

Visit the library for a musical performance!

African dance and drumming bring people together in joy! In this class series, we will practice West African dance and drumming from Guinea and Mali, while having fun and playing together as a group.

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.

First Time Home Buyer Seminar

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

First Time Home Buyer Seminar / Understanding Credit Seminar

1199SEIU NHO1

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Central Library
This is not a library sponsored event.
Library Location: Central Library
Room: Computer Lab
Purpose of Meeting

New Hire Orientation 1 for PCAs

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 "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.

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

Home City Families Playgroup

10:30am - 11:30am
Forest Park Branch
Library Location: Forest Park Branch
Room: Program Den
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 "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Stompers Storytime

10:30am - 11:30am
Central Library
Library Location: Central Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes & Playgroups
Event Details:

Wee Ones is a special storytime developed for toddlers that encourages  interaction through stories, music and play. Come have fun while building early literacy and social skills. For children and their caregivers.

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 "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 "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Home City Families Playgroup

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Sixteen Acres Branch
Library Location: Sixteen Acres Branch
Room: SA Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes & Playgroups
Event Details:

Parents and their children are invited to join us for stories, songs, and activities! This is a great opportunity to meet other parents and give your child the opportunity to socialize with other children their age.

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 "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.