Origami Crane Mobile Class – December 10 and 17

Create a beautiful, cascading mobile with colorful origami cranes and simple materials. | Adults

Forest Park Branch
Tuesday December 10 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM | Adults
Tuesday December 17 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM | Adults

Part 1: December 10 – Learn how to create origami cranes 
Part 2: December 17 – Learn how to construct and balance a mobile 

Make an Origami Crane Mobile. Create a beautiful, cascading mobile with colorful origami cranes and simple materials. See how to fold origami cranes, and learn how to make and balance a mobile. No prior experience is required. This is a two part program.

Supplies provided by the Friends of Springfield City Library. Adults.

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.

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.

Author Talk: The Arts and Crafts Houses of Massachusetts – November 14

Heli Meltsner talks about Massachusetts’ Arts and Crafts architecture. | Adults and Teens

Forest Park Branch
Thursday November 14 | 6:30 – 7:30 PM | Adults and Teens

Heli Meltsner’s new book, The Arts and Crafts Houses of Massachusetts, focuses on the state’s Arts and Crafts architecture. Her talk identifies qualities of this difficult-to-describe movement, and includes discussion of examples found in the Forest Park neighborhood in Springfield.

Heli Meltsner, a historic preservation expert, has served on the Cambridge Historical Society Council and was the Society’s Curator. She has also written the book The Poorhouses of Massachusetts: A Cultural and Architectural History

Copies of her new book will be available for purchase following the program.  Adults and Teens 13+.

Yoga with Heyda

Yoga for kids and teens at Forest Park Branch.

Forest Park Branch
Tuesdays | 3:30 – 4:30 PM | Ages 5-18

Join us with yogi Heyda Martinez as she teaches youth breathing and stretching techniques as well as the importance of mindfulness. Drop in at any time during the hour session for a little relaxation!

For ages 5 – 18. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by a parent.

Weird Science

Explore the weird world of science. | Children

Forest Park Branch
Monday October 14
Tuesday November 12
Monday December 9
4:00 – 4:45 PM | Ages 3-11

Things wiggle. Things bubble. Things turn pink. Some things you can even eat. We’ll be exploring the weird world of science doing simple activities that create art, food, moving things, and more!

Ages 3-11. All children under the age of 7 are required to be supervised by a parent.

Introduction to Pour Painting – November 14

Create a wild and abstract painting using acrylic pouring. | Teems

Forest Park Branch
Thursday November 14 | 4:00 – 5:00 PM | Teens

Create a wild and abstract painting using acrylic pouring. Teens will learn the basics of this easy painting method and will be able to take their creation home. Come prepared to get messy!

Registration required. Seats are limited. Ages 14-18.

Register here starting October 14:    Register

 

A Quirky and Contemporary Book Club

Let’s get weird in this unusual book club focused on quirky and odd tales. | Adults

Forest Park Branch
Second Thursday of every month | 6:00 – 7:00 PM | 18+

Let’s get weird in this unusual book club of quirky and odd tales. This one is for those who are looking for something outside of the bestsellers list, and are unafraid of trying new books! Join if you dare!

Book selections:
DATE CHANGE – now October 17th: The Last Policeman, by Ben H. Winters
CANCELED – November 14th: Ten Dead Comedians, by Fred Van Lente
December 12th: Borne, by Jeff VanderMeer