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

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Mitten Tree

Donations of new mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves accepted for the mitten tree at all library locations. | All Ages

Classical Music Recital

Classical Music Performed by Boris & Sofya – December 4

Enjoy a wonderful classical music concert with cello and piano. | All Ages

English Conversation Circle

English Conversation Circle

Come practice your English conversation with a small group of peers and your local librarians. | 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. | Senior Adults

Genealogy Drop-In Help

Genealogy Help Online Drop-In

Drop in online for help with family history, for beginners and experts alike.


Readings, Writing, Arts, & Crafts

Festive Painted Bottles

Festive Painted Bottles – December 4 and 11

Join us for a relaxing craft for adults as we make lighted bottles for holiday decor. | Adults

Simple Crafts for Adults

Simple Crafts for Adults

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

Out Spoken Words Poetry Workshops

Out/Spoken Words: Workshops with Springfield’s Poet Laureate

Join a master class with Springfield’s Poet Laureate, Magdalena Gómez, for an introduction to writing and performing poetry! | Teens and Adults

Knitting and Fiber Crafts

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. | Adults


Music & Films

Ukulele Strum Along

Ukulele Strum-Along – Online

Play along with other ukulele enthusiasts online, in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. | Teens and Adults

Classical Music Recital

Classical Music Performed by Boris & Sofya – December 4

Enjoy a wonderful classical music concert with cello and piano. | All Ages


Computer Classes

Free Computer Classes For Adults

Hands-on workshops including: Using the Internet, File Management, and Online Resources. | Adults

Introduction to Microsoft Office

Free Microsoft Office computer classes including: Word, Publisher, PowerPoint and Excel | 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! | Adults

Cooking for Beginners

Cooking for Beginners

Start your culinary journey with our Cooking for Beginners course – separate classes for Teens and Adults! Join us monthly and learn to cook easy meals.

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! | Children and Adults

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Now You’re Cooking! – Sixteen Acres

Share your favorite recipes at the cooking club | Adults

What’s Cooking Cookbook Club at Central Library

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


Book Groups

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! | Adults

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Romance Book Club

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

Books & Brew Book Club

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

Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group

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

What’s Cooking Cookbook Club at Central Library

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

Any Book Club

Any Book Club (ABC)

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

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


Online Programs and Events

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Romance Book Club

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

Genealogy Drop-In Help

Genealogy Help Online Drop-In

Drop in online for help with family history, for beginners and experts alike.

Ukulele Strum Along

Ukulele Strum-Along – Online

Play along with other ukulele enthusiasts online, in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. | Teens and Adults

Write-Up Springfield!

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

Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group

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

What’s Cooking Cookbook Club at Central Library

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