Decorate Holiday Cookies for Toddlers – December 17

Celebrate the winter holidays with us as we decorate gingerbread cookies. | Toddlers

Forest Park Branch
Tuesday December 17 | 10:30 – 11:30 PM | Children ages 6-11

Celebrate the winter holidays with us as we decorate gingerbread cookies to take home (or eat right away if you just can’t wait!). We’ll also enjoy some hot chocolate with marshmallows to dip our cookies in!

Supplies will be limited so it will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Ages 2-5. All children under the age of 7 are required to be supervised by a parent.

Decorate Holiday Cookies for Teens – December 10

Celebrate the winter holidays with us as we decorate gingerbread cookies. | Teens

Forest Park Branch
Tuesday December 10 | 3:30 – 4:30 PM | Teens

Celebrate the winter holidays with us as we decorate gingerbread cookies to take home (or eat right away if you just can’t wait!). We’ll also enjoy some hot chocolate with marshmallows to dip our cookies in!

Supplies will be limited so it will be on a first come, first serve basis. Ages 12-19.

Origami Crane Mobile Class – December 10 and 17

Create a beautiful, cascading mobile with colorful origami cranes and simple materials. | Adults

Forest Park Branch
Tuesday December 10 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM | Adults
Tuesday December 17 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM | Adults

Part 1: December 10 – Learn how to create origami cranes 
Part 2: December 17 – Learn how to construct and balance a mobile 

Make an Origami Crane Mobile. Create a beautiful, cascading mobile with colorful origami cranes and simple materials. See how to fold origami cranes, and learn how to make and balance a mobile. No prior experience is required. This is a two part program.

Supplies provided by the Friends of Springfield City Library. Adults.

Decorate Holiday Cookies for Children – December 12

Celebrate the winter holidays with us as we decorate gingerbread cookies. | Children

Forest Park Branch
Thursday December 12 | 4:30 – 5:30 PM | Children ages 6-11

Celebrate the winter holidays with us as we decorate gingerbread cookies to take home (or eat right away if you just can’t wait!). We’ll also enjoy some hot chocolate with marshmallows to dip our cookies in!

Supplies will be limited so it will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Ages 6-11. All children under the age of 7 are required to be supervised by a parent.

Scavenger Hunt!

The library has a different scavenger hunt every month! | Children

All Library Locations
During Open Hours | Children
November 12-23

December 9-21
January 6-18

Love scavenger hunts? The library has a different scavenger hunt every month! Pick up a clue sheet at the desk. When you find all the clues, you can pick a prize from our treasure box! During open hours.

Thanksgiving Cards for Meals on Wheels

Make Thanksgiving cards for homebound Meals on Wheels recipients. | Children

All Library Locations
November 4-23 | During Open Hours | Children and their families

Enjoy a special family activity while reaching out to your neighbors. Youth and their families are welcome to drop in at any location to make Thanksgiving cards for homebound Meals on Wheels recipients.

The library provides all the materials and will hand deliver your homemade creation in November.

Yoga with Heyda

Yoga for kids and teens at Forest Park Branch.

Forest Park Branch
Tuesdays | 3:30 – 4:30 PM | Ages 5-18

Join us with yogi Heyda Martinez as she teaches youth breathing and stretching techniques as well as the importance of mindfulness. Drop in at any time during the hour session for a little relaxation!

For ages 5 – 18. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by a parent.

Weird Science

Explore the weird world of science. | Children

Forest Park Branch
Monday October 14
Tuesday November 12
Monday December 9
4:00 – 4:45 PM | Ages 3-11

Things wiggle. Things bubble. Things turn pink. Some things you can even eat. We’ll be exploring the weird world of science doing simple activities that create art, food, moving things, and more!

Ages 3-11. All children under the age of 7 are required to be supervised by a parent.

A Quirky and Contemporary Book Club

Let’s get weird in this unusual book club focused on quirky and odd tales. | Adults

Forest Park Branch
Second Thursday of every month | 6:00 – 7:00 PM | 18+

Let’s get weird in this unusual book club of quirky and odd tales. This one is for those who are looking for something outside of the bestsellers list, and are unafraid of trying new books! Join if you dare!

Book selections:
DATE CHANGE – now October 17th: The Last Policeman, by Ben H. Winters
CANCELED – November 14th: Ten Dead Comedians, by Fred Van Lente
December 12th: Borne, by Jeff VanderMeer