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

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

Imagine a Peace-Full City

Inspired by the Interfaith Council of Western Massachusetts’s “Imagine a Peace-Full City” prayer flag project, from October 29–November 20, 2014, the Springfield City Library offered residents a number of opportunities to come together and discuss ways that Springfield could become … Continued

What is steampunk?

Monday, April 14, 5 – 6 pm Central Library Community Room Have you been wondering what Steampunk is? Have you visited the Steampunk exhibits at the Springfield Museums and now you’d like to know more? Come to a lively talk … Continued