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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 "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.

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

Discover Your Kitchen for Kids!

3:00pm - 4:00pm
East Forest Park Branch
Library Location: East Forest Park Branch
Room: EFP Community Room
Age Group: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Food & Cooking
Event Details:

Are you a kid who wants to be more independent and find ways to cook for yourself? Come learn how to make fun meals, drinks, and snacks. For kids ages 6-11. 

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

Creative Tuesdays

3:00pm - 4:30pm
East Springfield Branch
Library Location: East Springfield Branch
Age Group: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

Stop by for an afternoon of crafting fun at the library! We bring the supplies and snacks, you bring the creativity. 

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.

Lego Questers of Indian Orchard

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Indian Orchard Branch
Library Location: Indian Orchard Branch
Age Group: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Games
Event Details:

Are you up to the LEGO Challenge? Join other LEGO Questers in building our Challenge of the month, or build your own. Tuesdays, 3-5 pm. Indian Orchard branch. For ages 5 and up. 

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 "Children" group.

Crafternoon for Kids

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Forest Park Branch
Library Location: Forest Park Branch
Room: Program Den
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

Visit the Forest Park Branch library each month to try out a new craft! Craft your cares away together by trying new projects and learning new skills. Learn the basics of sewing, make a memorizing glitter bottle, or start a family of pet rocks.

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 "Teens" group.

Teen Book Club - BYOB

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Sixteen Acres Branch
Library Location: Sixteen Acres Branch
Room: SA Community Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Groups & Reading
Event Details:

BYOB - Bring Your Own Book!!

There are no set titles - read whatever you want!! If you liked the book please let the club know so we can all try it!

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
Description:

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+

Shoe Clinic

10:00am - 4:00pm
Sixteen Acres Branch
This is not a library sponsored event.
Library Location: Sixteen Acres Branch
Room: SA Community Room
Purpose of Meeting

diabetic footwear for Medicare beneficiaries

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

Wiggle Worms Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Central Library
Library Location: Central Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes & Playgroups
Event Details:

Join us each week for a quiet and sensory friendly storytime for babies and toddlers who are not yet walking. 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.

Circle Time Fun

10:30am - 11:30am
Sixteen Acres Branch
Library Location: Sixteen Acres Branch
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes & Playgroups
Event Details:

Join us for songs, rhymes and a story or two at Circle Time Fun.

Come join us for education fun and learning at a librarian facilitated playgroup!  An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.  No registration required, just drop in. Birth to 5 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.

Family Yoga

11:30am - 12:30pm
East Forest Park Branch
This is not a library sponsored event.
Library Location: East Forest Park Branch
Room: EFP Community Room
Purpose of Meeting

family yoga class.

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

Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club

1:00pm - 5:00pm
Indian Orchard Branch
Library Location: Indian Orchard Branch
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

Want to hang out with other artists? Join our Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club. 

We supply the artist-quality crayons, pencils and pens and coloring pages, to spark your creativity. Just drop by The Homework Center and color your stress away. For tweens and teens. 

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 "All Ages" group.

Chalk the Walk

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mason Square Branch
Library Location: Mason Square Branch
Room: Mason Square Branch
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

Celebrate the First Day of Summer! Express your voice through art as we decorate the sidewalk outside the Library's State Street entrance with sidewalk chalk. We provide the chalk; you provide the art. All ages.

 

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 "Children" group.

Discover the Ocean and Swim with Rainbow Fish

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Brightwood Branch
Library Location: Brightwood Branch
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

Inspired by The Rainbow Fish book series, swim on into the Brightwood Branch to create your very own underwater friend!

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

Recycle Mania in the Library

3:30pm - 4:30pm
East Springfield Branch
Library Location: East Springfield Branch
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

Come join for an afternoon of recycling art! We'll provide the old books, and the instructions to make crafts and blackout poetry from their pages! For Teens 12-18.

Sector F Meeting

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Mason Square Branch
This is not a library sponsored event.
Library Location: Mason Square Branch
Room: MS Community Room
Purpose of Meeting

The primary purpose of the beat community meeting is to allow beat residents, other community stakeholders, and police to discuss chronic problems on the beat and to engage in problem-solving.

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!

Disclaimer(s)

Registration Required

Registration for this event is required.