Programs

Adult Programs

The Springfield City Library offers free adult classes, workshops, and programs across all of our library locations. Please sign up for our email newsletter, check out our event calendar, or visit your local branch library page for a list of all of our upcoming programs.

Adult Programs


Special Events & Miscellaneous Classes

Discover Your Summer: Events & Activities 2022

Discover Your Summer Events & Activities

Join us for Discover Your Summer: Summer Reading decorating events, kickoff parties, crafts, and more! | All Ages

Celebrating Poetry Month with Magdalena Gómez

Celebrating Poetry Month with Magdalena Gómez – June 9

Join us for a night of poetry with Magdalena Gómez, Springfield’s Poet Laureate. | Brightwood | Adults

Discover Dungeons & Dragons

Discover Dungeons & Dragons

Curious about D&D but don’t know how to get started? Meet us for a beginner-friendly adventure every month! No equipment, commitment, or experience necessary. | Central | Adults

English Conversation Circle

English Conversation Circle

Venga a practicar su inglés en conversación con un grupo pequeño y sus bibliotecarias locales! | Forest Park | Adults and Families

You're Invited Coffee Hour For Seniors

You’re Invited! Coffee Hour For Seniors

Seniors are invited to stop by for a visit! Bring along your knitting, grab some books, or catch up with a friend over coffee and a puzzle. | Indian Orchard | Senior Adults

Genealogy Help by Appointment

Genealogy Help

Get help with family history, for beginners and experts alike. | Central Library

Mason Square Seed Library

Seed Library at Mason Square

Free seed library with organic non-GMO seeds for the Springfield community. Request some today from our Mason Square Branch!


Readings, Writing, Arts, & Crafts

Celebrating Poetry Month with Magdalena Gómez

Celebrating Poetry Month with Magdalena Gómez – June 9

Join us for a night of poetry with Magdalena Gómez, Springfield’s Poet Laureate. | Brightwood | Adults

Amateur Photography Club

Amateur Photography Club

Participate in monthly photo challenges as a part of the Amateur Photography Club! | East Springfield | Teens & Adults

Houseplant Hangout

Houseplant Hangout

Make DIY pots, repot plants together, learn cool plant hacks, and meet others in the area with this hobby! | Forest Park | All Ages

Makerspace Collaboratory Drop-In

Makerspace Collaboratory Drop-In

There will be a variety of projects and experiments to get you and your family started exploring and creating! | East Forest Park | All Ages

Model Makers Club

Model Makers Club

Join us in the Makerspace at the East Forest Park Branch for our monthly model building meet-up. Bring a project to work on, or just stop in to talk shop. | East Forest Park | Teens & Adults

Simple Crafts for Adults

Simple Crafts for Adults

Join other adults for low-pressure, simple crafts you can complete in an evening. | Central | Adults

Soothing Adult Coloring

Soothing Adult Coloring

Need a chance to unwind, color beautiful designs, and leave your stress behind? Join us every month for coloring for adults. | Central Library & East Springfield | Adults

Knot Just Knitters

Knot Just Knitters

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

Write-Up Springfield!

Calling all creative writers! Join a group to workshop your writing. | Forest Park | Adults


Music & Films

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Computer Classes

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Free Computer Classes

Hands-on workshops to build basic computer skills | Central | Adults

Introduction to Microsoft Word & Excel

Free Microsoft Office computer classes covering both Microsoft Word and Excel | Central | Adults


Cooking, Health, & Fitness

413 Gourmet Club

413 Gourmet Club

A cooking class meets book club series for those who love to cook at home. Cook together – hands-on and in-person! | Sixteen Acres | Adults

Cooking for Beginners

Cooking for Beginners

Learn to cook easy meals with our Cooking for Beginners course – separate classes for Teens and Adults! | Sixteen Acres

Lunch Bunch Cooking Classes

Lunch Bunch Cooking Classes

Join us for cooking classes for tweens and for parents to learn to make easy healthy lunches! | Sixteen Acres | Children and Adults

What’s Cooking Cookbook Club – Online

Do you enjoy cooking, or would you like to improve your cooking skills? | Online | Adults


Book Groups

Eager Readers Book Club

Eager Readers Book Club

The book group for reading enthusiasts reads mostly contemporary novels, although occasionally historical fiction, adventures, and some non-fiction. | Sixteen Acres | Adults

413 Gourmet Club

413 Gourmet Club

A cooking class meets book club series for those who love to cook at home. Cook together – hands-on and in-person! | Sixteen Acres | Adults

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Romance Book Club – Online

Get your Happily Ever After fix from the Romance Book Club! | Online | Adults

Books & Brew Book Club

Cure your mid-week blues with a lively book discussion. | Adults

Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group

Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group – Online

A traditional book discussion group where everyone reads and discusses the same book. Join us! | Online | Adults

What’s Cooking Cookbook Club – Online

Do you enjoy cooking, or would you like to improve your cooking skills? | Online | Adults

Any Book Club

Any Book Club (ABC)

Join our Any Book Club and share your recent reads. | East Forest Park | Adults


Online Programs and Events

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Romance Book Club – Online

Get your Happily Ever After fix from the Romance Book Club! | Online | Adults

Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group

Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group – Online

A traditional book discussion group where everyone reads and discusses the same book. Join us! | Online | Adults

What’s Cooking Cookbook Club – Online

Do you enjoy cooking, or would you like to improve your cooking skills? | Online | Adults