Community Picnic and Farm Festival at Mason Square

Community Picnic and Farm Festival Mason Square Branch Thursday, August 14, 2- 8 pm Does this spot look familiar? Patrons of the Mason Square Branch of the Springfield City Library will recognize this space as the overgrown, trash-strewn, vacant lot … Continued

Meet & greet candidates for local, state offices

Library, Elections Office co-sponsor civic engagement event The Springfield City Library is partnering with the City’s Election Commission to offer Springfield residents an opportunity to meet candidates for local and statewide offices. Participants can bring their concerns, ask questions and … Continued

Steampunk Filmfest at Mason Square

Movies @ Mason Square: The Films of Steampunk To complement Steampunk Springfield at the Springfield Museums, the Mason Square Branch will host a series of three steampunk inspired movies. A special craft event will precede each film showing. Each screening … Continued

Digital Media Mini-camps for Teens

Teens! Spend two afternoons learning to create a video in iMovie or an audio recording in Audacity, and submit your finished project to be showcased at the Teen Digital Media Festival on August 20. You will earn credit toward Summer … Continued

Local Authors @ Your Library

July is local author month at the Mason Square Branch Library. On the first four Thursdays in July from 6-7:30 p.m. the Mason Square Branch will feature recently-published local authors who will be available to meet and greet the public, … Continued

Read to your children, say doctors

The American Academy of Pediatrics is joining with other organizations to call for parents to read aloud to their children — from birth — to foster literacy and social skills. A recent article from NPR highlights a new initiative by … Continued

Science Squad at the Central Library

Central Library Children’s Program Room Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, beginning June 25 This series of programs will explore eight different scientific areas with engaging, hands-on activities tailored to school-aged children. Each program will include a brief discussion of scientific … Continued

Home: A Reception and Exhibit of Handmade Quilts

Forest Park Branch Thursday, June 12, 6:30 – 7:30 pm Home is an exhibit of quilts made by Springfield residents. Come see the variety of quilts displayed, and meet the quilters who created them! A wide variety of quilting techniques … Continued

Mad about Mysteries with Sisters in Crime

Central Library Community Room Wednesday, June 25, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. A special mysteries program for the Adult Summer Reading Club presented by members of Sisters in Crime New England! In this panel, three authors whose books run the … Continued