October Crafts for Children, Teens, and Families

Crafts and activities at the library in October! | Children, Teens, and Families

I Spy Mr. Pumpkin

Brightwood BranchEast Springfield Branch, Indian Orchard Branch
October 1-31 | Open Hours | All Ages

During the month of October, stop by each week to find a decorated hidden pumpkin. When you find it, let us know so you can enter into a raffle to win the pumpkin!

Guess the Candy Corn Weight

East Springfield Branch
October 1st – 29th| Open Hours| Children

Can you guess how much our special pumpkin container filled with Candy Corn weighs. Who ever comes closest without going over wins the Candy Corn.

Teen Closet Cleaning Crafts

Indian Orchard Branch
Wednesday, October 5 | 4:00-6:00 PM | Teens

What can you create with our grab bag of crafting goodies? We will have available a variety or crafting supplies – felt, foam, embroidery floss, paint, paper, markers, beads, SPARKLY stickers….. Your imagination is the limit! For ages 11-18. The first Wednesday of the month, from 4-6 pm. Indian Orchard Library. For more information please call 413-263-6846.

Pumpkin Painting

Central Library
Thursday, October 27 | 3:00-4:30 PM | Teens

Come to the teen room, pick your pumpkin and paint it into a masterpiece! All supplies provided, while they last. We’ll phototgraph your pumpkin for social media, and then you take it home! Teens 12-19 welcome!

Monster Mashup

Mason Square Branch
Thursday, October 27 | 4:00-5:00 PM | Children & Families

Celebrate all things monster! Enjoy stories and a monster mash-up craft.

Raymond Jordan Senior Center Book Club

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

Raymond Jordan Senior Center
Third Thursday of the Month | 10:00-11:00 AM | Adults

Come join us for a fascinating book club at the Raymond Jordan Senior Center! Do you love to read about real life events? Are you intrigued by learning more about others’ stories and experiences – whether in the present or the past? If so, then meet us at the Raymond Jordan Senior Center for our monthly Book Club, where we delve into the heart of historical fiction, non-fiction, and even memoir.

Mysterious Massachusetts: The Escape Room – October 29

Learn about local legends, while trying to discover a hidden secret left behind by a missing author! | Central | Teens

Central Library – Teen Area
Saturday, October 29 | 12:00-1:30 PM | Ages 12-19

Do you love a good mystery? Do you like an eerie story? Then come to the teen room, and see if you can beat our escape room! You will learn about local legends, while trying to discover a hidden secret left behind by a missing author!

Charming Chainmaille – October 4 & 18

Join us in Central Library’s Community Room to make chainmaille bracelets! | Central Library | Teens & Adults

Central Library – Community Room
Tuesdays: October 4, 18 | 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm | Teens & Adults

Register on our online calendar!

Join us in Central Library’s Community Room to make chainmaille bracelets! Each time we will make a new pattern of chainmaille, no expertise needed! Supplies are limited, so registration is required.

Photograph of sparkling chainmaille jewelry

ChibiCon 2022

Springfield City Library’s celebration of Anime and Comics culture is back and better than ever! | Central Library | All Ages

Saturday, November 5th & Sunday, November 6th

9:30-4:30 PM | All Ages | Central Library

Registration Begins October 10th at noon!

Springfield City Library’s celebration of Anime and Comics culture is back and better than ever! This year we will continue to offer the best in animated entertainment.

Saturday will feature some of your favorites in animation in our film festival, and other surprises. Sunday will include our famous art, and costume contests, and much more.

Snacks will be provided both days, and best of all- its completely free!

Stay tuned for updates as events are confirmed for the weekend.

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

Central Library – Rice Hall Mezzanine
Saturdays: October 1, November 12, December 10
9:30-11:30 AM | 18+

Curious about Dungeons & Dragons but don’t know how to get started? Meet us on the mezzanine in Rice Hall for a beginner-friendly adventure every month. No equipment, commitment, or experience is required. If you only stop by a couple times or want to play every month, the real treasure will be the friends we make along the way!

Registration is optional, but encouraged. Register via our online calendar!

Teen Choice Day

Suggest YOUR program idea that you would like to see at the library. Then join us for the fun! | Teens

Join us for YOUR choice in teen programming! We’re inviting all 13-19 year-olds to suggest super fun activities they would like to see at the library. Talk with your local branch librarian or connect with us through polls, suggestion boxes and more.

Central Library
2nd Monday of each month, 4-5:30 pm

East Springfield Branch
2nd Wednesday of each month, 4-5:30 pm

Art Explorers Classes

Artists will explore different materials and styles, learn some art history, and have fun! No art experience required. | Central | Children

Central Library
Mondays beginning October 17th
5-6 pm | Ages 8-14

Get messy and make some art! Artists will explore different materials and styles, learn some art history, and most importantly get their hands dirty and have fun! For art lovers 8-14, no art experience required.

Registration is required, but participants are welcome to sign up for as many or as few sessions as desired.

Click the link to see our calendar to register for sessions.