ChibiCon 2020 Online

Join our our annual celebration of anime and comics culture. | All Ages

Monday November 2 – Saturday November 7
All Ages

ChibiCon, our annual celebration of anime and comics culture, is back in an all-online format!

Details below – and be sure to follow our Facebook and Instagram for more on the con!

Events All Week

Art Contest

  • Art can be from any fandom or an original character
  • Art may be any medium
  • Art must be rated PG 13 or less
  • Artists should tag their art with any character names or property names that will help the judges identify what fandom they belong to
  • If the art is of original characters, please tag with #0riginalcharacter
  • Artists will post the image of their art on Instagram and tag with #Chibicon2020
  • Winners will be announced by tagging the winners on Instagram. We will then contact you for information to send your prize.
  • You may post your art anytime between Monday Nov 2, 9 A.M. ET, and Saturday Nov 7, 9 P.M. ET.
  • LOCATION REQUIREMENT?

Cosplay Contest

  • Cosplay can be from any fandom or an original character
  • Cosplay must be rated PG 13 or less
  • Cosplayers should tag pic(s) with any character names or property names that will help the judges identify what fandom they belong to
  • If the cosplay is an original character, please tag with #0riginalcharacter
  • Cosplayers will post the image of their art on Instagram and tag with #Chibicon2020
  • Winners will be announced by tagging the winners on Instagram. We will then contact you for information to send your prize.
  • You may post your cosplay anytime between Monday Nov 2, 9 A.M. ET, and Saturday Nov 7, 9 P.M. ET.
  • LOCATION REQUIREMENT?

Monday November 2

To Be Announced

Tuesday November 3

3:30-4:30 Chibicon Trivia Contest

Show your knowledge of all things Geek! The triumphant team will win the title of Chibicon Champions. (Teen)

Wednesday November 4

10:00-10:30 Stories with Queen Ramonda of Wakanda.

Join Actress Dee Cross as she brings the Queen Mother of Wakanda to life to share some favorite stories from around the world. (Children)

3:00-4:00  Attack of the Mary Sues: Fanfiction 101.

What’s a fan who truly loves their fandom to do when the property itself just isn’t enough? Write your own stories based on the fandom of course! In this workshop, we start with talking about the history of fan fiction in America, and move on to legal issues, critique, and avoiding the pitfalls of writing. Presented by Springfield City Library’s own Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe. (Teen)

Thursday November 5

All Day – Avengers Assemble Virtual Escape Room

Do you have what it takes to help the Earth’s Mightiest heroes? Test your skills in our escape room, and help save the world from the forces of evil. (All Ages)

Friday November 6

10:00-10:30 Stories with Queen Ramonda of Wakanda

Join Actress Dee Cross as she brings the Queen Mother of Wakanda to life to share some favorite stories from around the world. (Children)

2:00-3:00pm A talk with voice actress Danielle McRae

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be the voice of your favorite characters? How do you get into the voice acting business anyway? Actress Danielle McRae has voiced characters in properties such as League of Legends, Sword Art Online, Pokemon Journeys, and World of Warcraft: Cataclysm.  Come and find out all about the world of voice acting. (Teen)

6:00-7:00 Geek Mad Libs

“Your mom vs the Noobs is on ESPN!” A phrase like this could only come out of an Otaku-themed game of Mad Libs.  Come join the fun as we fill-in-the-blanks and create some memorable stories that may or may not be rooted in reality.  Hosted by McKenzie Barton, manga librarian and staff member of Popculture Anime Con. (Teen)

Saturday November 7

10:00-10:30 Stories with Queen Ramonda of Wakanda

Join Actress Dee Cross as she brings the Queen Mother of Wakanda to life to share some favorite stories from around the world. (Children)

2:00-3:00pm A Talk With Voice Actress Kari Wahlgren

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be the voice of your favorite characters? How do you get into the voice acting business anyway? Actress Kari Wahlgren can be heard in works from Marvel, DC, Disney, Netflix, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and a host of anime and video games.  You may know her as Tayuya in NARUTO, Zatanna in DC Superhero Girls, or Jessica and Rick’s Ship in Rick and Morty. She’s here to talk about the art of voice acting, and to answer your questions! (Teen)

 

Scattergories for Teens – Online

Play games remotely with the group via Zoom!

ONLINE VIA ZOOM

Join us on Zoom for a heated battle of Scattergories! Test out your vocab and trivia knowledge to see if you’ll come out on top as winner. Register to receive the Zoom link! Ages 13-19

Tuesday October 27 | 6-7 PM | Teens 13-19

Register for October 27 Scattergories

Tuesday November 10 | 6-7 PM | Teens 13-19

Register for November 10 Scattergories

 

Digital Skills for Job Seekers

Register for an online Digital Skills for Job Seekers class series.

ONLINE VIA ZOOM

This is a three-part, teleconference series for job seekers. Sign-up for one or all three, the series is perfect for those new to the job market, or recently returning to the job-seeking process.

CREATING RESUMES
Thursday October 22 | 11 AM – 12 pM | Adults 18+

Register for October 22 Class

ONLINE JOB SEARCHING
Thursday October 29 | 11 AM – 12 pM | Adults 18+

Register for October 29 Class

APPLYING FOR JOBS ONLINE
Thursday November 5 | 11 AM – 12 pM | Adults 18+

Register for November 5 Class


You may sign-up for individual classes or the whole series.  Please register by at least one week in advance of each class.

Please register by contacting the librarians at  askalibrarian@springfieldlibrary.org, or call 413-263-6828, ext. 213.

Participants will need access to the internet with a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Each class will include video, discussion, and a special guest speaker involved with employment and career exploration.


This series is supported by United Personnel, and the Friends of the Library.

LEGO Clubs

LEGO enthusiasts let your imagination run wild! Drop in for freestyle building and browse the library’s many LEGO themed books. | Children

East Forest Park Branch, Children’s Room
Every Day | Open Hours | Ages 5-12
Drop in any time we’re open for freestyle building, meeting new friends, and browsing the library’s many Lego-themed books. Name your creation and display it in our Children’s Room. Ideal for children ages 5-12, but all are welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Indian Orchard Branch
Tuesdays | 3:30-5:00 PM | Children
Let your imagination run wild!

Library Express at Pine Point Branch
Wednesdays | 5:00-5:45 PM | Ages 5-10
Join us on Wednesday each week as we have fun while strengthening creativity and engineering skills with LEGOs. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Sixteen Acres Branch
Mondays | 1:00-5:00 PM | Ages 5-10
Drop in for freestyle building, meeting new friends, and browsing the library’s many Lego-themed books. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Minecraft Clubs

Build, play, and create – and battle zombies, of course! | Children

Library Express at Pine Point
Every Friday, from 1:30 – 4:30 PM | Ages 8 and up

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. This club meets every week.

Indian Orchard Branch
Every Saturday, from 12 – 2:30 PM | Ages 8 and up

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space is limited to 8 participants so come early.

 

Any Book Club, a Discussion Group

Join our Any Book Club and share your recent reads. Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres. | Adults

Library Express at Pine Point
Second and fourth Wednesday of the month, starting at 10 – 12 PM

Come to our Any Book Club (ABC) and share your recent reads at this lively and long-running book group, and gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres. We’re always open to new members – join us! For more information, contact Ann Keefe at 413-263-6828 ext 294 or by email at akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org.

East Springfield Branch
First Wednesday of the month, from 12 – 1:30 PM

Come to our Any Book Club (ABC) and your recent reads at this lively book group. Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres. We’re always open to new members – join us! For more information, contact the branch at 413-263-6840.

 

Free Citizenship Classes

The Read/Write/Now Center is accepting reservations for free citizenship classes.

Library Express at Pine Point

A new round of Free Citizenship Classes will be starting soon. The Read/Write/Now Center will provide the study materials and instructional support. Please contact Janet Kelly for more information at 413-263-6839 or email jkelly@springfieldlibrary.org

These classes are brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.