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: Summer Reading Club 2022

Discover Your Summer: Read and Win Prizes!

Join the Summer Reading Club 2022 for kids, teens, and adults at Springfield City Library! | All Ages

Let's Talk Money! Financial Literacy Series

Let’s Talk Money! Financial Literacy Series

Attend our workshops to help instill positive personal finance habits, while follow-up sessions include working with an expert one-on-one to boost your financial skills. | East Forest Park | Adults

Watercolor Birch Trees Workshop

Watercolor Birch Trees Workshop – Sept 7 & 17

Take a break from the last of the summer heat in our wintry watercolor workshop! | East Forest Park | Teens & Adults

Say Their Names: Finding African American Ancestors

Say Their Names: Finding African American Ancestors

Learn about the new resources and tools that can help Black people piece together the lives of their ancestors and reclaim their stories. | Central Library | Adults

Introduction to Sewing

Introduction to Sewing – September & October

We will cover the basic functions and techniques common to all sewing machines, as well as how to read a pattern. | East Forest Park | Adults

Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga – Fall Classes

Using gentle stretching while seated, chair yoga allows adults of all abilities to improve flexibility and balance. | Indian Orchard & Mason Square | Adults

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. | East Springfield & 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

Canvas Cafe

Canvas Café: Summer Edition – Aug 20

Join us for a morning of fun and friendship as we complete a step-by-step summer-themed painting using unusual techniques and tools. | Mason Square | Adults

Watercolor Birch Trees Workshop

Watercolor Birch Trees Workshop – Sept 7 & 17

Take a break from the last of the summer heat in our wintry watercolor workshop! | East Forest Park | Teens & Adults

Introduction to Sewing

Introduction to Sewing – September & October

We will cover the basic functions and techniques common to all sewing machines, as well as how to read a pattern. | East Forest Park | Adults

A Call to Arms: Author Talk with Haven Williams

A Call to Arms: A Virtual Author Event with Haven Williams – Sept 10 & Oct 8

Local author presents a discussion on how slavery, racism, and occupational power intersect. | East Forest Park | 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

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


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Discover Dungeons & Dragons

Curious about D&D but don’t know how to get started? Meet us for a beginner-friendly adventure every month! | Central | Adults


Computer Classes

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Computer Literacy Skills

Take part in weekly beginner or intermediate classes to learn how to use a computer. | Mason Square | Adults

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Free Computer Classes for Beginners

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

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

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

What’s Cooking Cookbook Club – Online

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


Book Groups

Raymond Jordan Senior Center Book Club

Raymond Jordan Senior Center Book Club

Come join us for a fascinating book club at the Raymond Jordan Senior Center! | Adults

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