Local Author Fair September 20

This Saturday is our Ninth Local Author Fair, and we have a very good roster lined up. Many of the authors are from Springfield, most are from Hampden County, with just a trio from towns further afield. Represented are novelists, … Continued

LittleFest on Saturday, September 13

LittleFest 2014 The Springfield Museums at the Quadrangle and the Springfield City Library will host the annual “LittleFest” event to promote a love of reading in young children, on Saturday, September 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. LittleFest is … Continued

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

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