Programs

Adult Programs

The Springfield City Library offers free adult classes, workshops, and programs across all of our library locations. Listed below are just a few of our ongoing programs. Please sign up for our monthly brochure, check out our event calendar, or visit your local branch library page for a list of all of our upcoming programs.

Adult Programs

Arts & Crafts


Color My World – Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups

Feeling like you need to de-stress? Want to do something creative? Just need a break?

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East Springfield – Craft Your Cares Away

Come “Craft Your Cares Away” with Tricia. | Adults

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Knot Just Knitters

Grab some needles and yarn, then come join us! Newcomers always welcome. | Adults

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Book Groups


U.S. History Book and Media Discussion Group at Sixteen Acres

Members are encouraged to share any conversation-provoking history books that they are reading with the group. | Adults

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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Groups

A traditional book discussion group where everyone reads and discusses the same book. | Adults

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BYOB, a Book Discussion Group

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads. Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres. | Adults

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Books & Brew Book Club at Nathan Bill’s

Cure your mid-week blues with a lively book discussion and some brew at Nathan Bill’s Bar and Restaurant. | Adults

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Computer Classes


Springfield Codes! Meetup – Mason Square

Want to learn to code but don’t know where to start? Already have the skills and willing to help others?

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Hi!Tech COmputer Classes for Adults

HI!TECH – Free Computer Classes For Adults

Hands-on workshops including: Getting Started with Computers, Continuing with Computers, and Introduction to the Web. | Adults

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Introduction to Microsoft Office at the Central Library

Get started with the basics – Microsoft Office computer classes including: Word, Publisher, PowerPoint and Excel | Adults

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Women’s Coding Club – Central Library

Bring your curiosity, enthusiasm, and ideas about what you want to learn, and we’ll all teach each other! This is a club for those who enjoy self-directed learning. | 18 +

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Games


Tuesdays at Sixteen Acres – Chess

Improve your skills or just enjoy a game. | Adults

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Games & Puzzles available for loan! at the Central Library

Games & puzzles available for loan! | Adults & Teens

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Exhibits


Art Central: Artworks by Ryan Murray

Showing at the Central Library in the months of September and October are the spray-paint stencils of Springfield artist Ryan Murray. | All Ages

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Brightwood Gallery: Valley Images

See the Connecticut River Valley through the eyes of photographer Stephen Woronecki. | All Ages

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Film


Documentary and Discussion: Blackout in Puerto Rico

September 20th marks a year since Puerto Rico experienced its worst natural disaster. | Ages 13+

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Health & Fitness


Chair Yoga – East Springfield

Chair yoga is suitable for all fitness levels and physical conditions.

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Tai Chi for Everyone at East Springfield

Tai Chi is often referred to as “Moving Meditation” and can be practiced by almost anyone. | All Ages

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Music


Rotunda Rhythms: the Spanish Guitar of Tony Silva – October 14

Award winning composer and guitarist Tony Silva performs the music of Spain, October 14. | All Ages

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Talks, Readings & Workshops


Author Talk 10|18 – Sunrise Over Spain: Hiking the Camino de Santiago

The Camino de Santiago, a five hundred mile hiking pilgrimage, has been followed by both the devout and the adventurous for over a thousand years.

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Sixteen Acres Talk: Attract Butterflies and Hummingbirds to Your Garden

October 3rd is National Butterfly & Hummingbird Day. | Ages 13+

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Write-up Springfield! at Central

Calling all creative writers! A new group has started to workshop your writing. | Adults

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