Make Your Own Hot Cocoa Mix – December 16

Make and package your own hot cocoa mix. | Teens

Central Library
Monday December 16  | 3:30 – 4:30 PM | Teens

Join us in the Central Library Community Room as we make and package our own hot cocoa mix! Whether you’re looking for a last minute gift for a friend or just want some yummy cocoa mix to take home, this is the event for you. For ages 12-18. No registration required.

Holiday Sing Along! – December 8

Sing-along to your favorite holiday songs with the students of STEP. | All Ages

Central Library, Rotunda
Sunday December 8 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM | All Ages

Sing-along to your favorite holiday songs with the students of STEP. STEP trains talented local youth in the Suzuki method, and they’re coming to the Central Library this season to celebrate the holidays.

From snappy dreidel songs, to Christmas favorites in both Spanish and English, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

Funding provided by the Friends of the Library. All ages.

STEP Sing Along Photo

Teen Book Swap – December 3

Join us in Teen Central and leave with a FREE book. | Teens

Central Library
Tuesday December 3 | 3:00 – 4:00 PM | Teens

Join us in Teen Central and leave with a FREE book! Browse a selection of both old and new titles curated by the Teen Librarian, and choose one book you would like to keep. Then, swap us a review of your chosen book by the end of the month!

For ages 13-18. No registration required.

Scavenger Hunt!

The library has a different scavenger hunt every month! | Children

All Library Locations
During Open Hours | Children
November 12-23

December 9-21
January 6-18

Love scavenger hunts? The library has a different scavenger hunt every month! Pick up a clue sheet at the desk. When you find all the clues, you can pick a prize from our treasure box! During open hours.

Art Central: Color and Light – November 2 – December 29

Artists of Springfield MA presents “Color and Light,” a show of original works. | All ages.

Central Library
November 2 – December 29 | During Open Hours | All Ages

Artists of Springfield MA presents “Color and Light,” a show of original works by four artists living, working, or contributing to the arts community in Springfield. Participating artists include illustrator Mary Blaxland, painters Ellen Pollock and José Gamaliel Crespo Rosado, and photographer Wanda Dávila.

Included in the display will be the original artwork used to produce Springfield artist notecards, a continuous project that serves to raise the visibility of Springfield artists and promote Springfield’s artist community to the rest of the region. For more information about the notecard series, find Artists of Springfield MA on Facebook and Instagram, or email artistsofspringfieldMA@gmail.com.

Meet the artists at the free public reception on Sunday, November 3rd from 2-4 p.m. at the Central Library (level 2).

Thanksgiving Cards for Meals on Wheels

Make Thanksgiving cards for homebound Meals on Wheels recipients. | Children

All Library Locations
November 4-23 | During Open Hours | Children and their families

Enjoy a special family activity while reaching out to your neighbors. Youth and their families are welcome to drop in at any location to make Thanksgiving cards for homebound Meals on Wheels recipients.

The library provides all the materials and will hand deliver your homemade creation in November.

NaNoWriMo Write In

Work on your novel-in-progress for NaNoWriMo. | Teens

Central Library, Teen Central (Rice Hall)
Tuesdays in November | 3:00 – 4:00 PM| Ages 12-19

Come write in! Join us in Teen Central on Tuesdays in November as we celebrate National Novel Writing Month. Bring your WIP and write with friends, or play a writing game to spark your creativity! Snacks will be provided. Ages 12-19 welcome.

A World of Maps

Four week program to learn about maps. | Children

Central Library, Children’s Room 
4 Tuesdays – Oct 29, November 5, 12, 19 | 12:30 – 1:30 PM | Ages 8-14

Even in the age of GPS, map-reading is an important skill for children to master. Join us for a four-week program to learn about the history of maps an atlases, the many kinds of maps, how to read maps, and a class on using online mapping programs. Ages 8-14.

Teen Nights at Central Library

Join us in Teen Central every Wednesday night for games, crafts, and more! | Teens

Central Library, Teen Central (Rice Hall)
Wednesdays| 5:30 – 7:30 PM| Ages 13-18

Starts October 2!

Join us in Teen Central every Wednesday night for games, crafts, and more! Bring a friend and play a board game, create something new using supplies from our Art Cart, or grab a book to read.

No registration required. For teens ages 13-18.