Crafts and activities at the library in October! | Children, Teens, and Families
I Spy Mr. Pumpkin
Brightwood Branch, East 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.
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!
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.
Join us for a (pretend) campfire, s’mores, and spooky stories! | Central | Children
Central Library – Children’s Room
Saturday, October 8 | 3:00-4:30 PM | Ages 6-10 | Register
Calling all goblin, ghoul, and ghost fans! Join us for a (pretend) campfire, s’mores, and spooky stories! Recommended for kids ages 6-10.
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.
Create a beverage, and answer trivia about Halloween, scary legends, creepy pasta, and horror movies! | Central | Teens
Central Library – Teen Area
Tuesday, October 6 | 3:00-4:30 PM | Ages 12-19
‘Tis the season to get creepy! Create a beverage, and answer trivia about Halloween, scary legends, creepy pasta, and horror movies!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
2nd Monday of each month, 4-5:30 pm
East Springfield Branch
2nd Wednesday of each month, 4-5:30 pm
Artists will explore different materials and styles, learn some art history, and have fun! No art experience required. | Central | Children
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.