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

Author to Join Noon Book Group Discussion

Noon Hour Book Group Tuesday, May 13, 12 noon Central Library Community Room Come join us for a discussion of Springfield during the 1940s. Our book discussion group is reading Waitin’ for the Train to Come In: a novel of … Continued

Sister Stories at Mason Square on May 17

Sister Stories: Education–Empowering Girls and Women Saturday, May 17, 2014, 1-3 pm, Mason Square Branch Library Despite advances, mothers, women, and girls still face obstacles to achieving all they are capable of, worldwide and here at home. How do education, … Continued

May is National Pet Month

The library is celebrating with a donation program for the Thomas J. O’Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center and with pet-related programs throughout the month. National Pet Month is a celebration of the benefits that pets bring to people’s lives … Continued

Comic Book Day is May 3!

And we’re celebrating! Free Comic Book Day at Forest Park Branch, Saturday, May 3, 11 am – 3 pm Celebrate Free Comic Book Day at the Forest Park Branch Library! Drop by and pick up your free comic book while … Continued