New Year Cards for Meals on Wheels – December 1-29

Make a Card and Send Your Good Wishes! | Children

All library locations
December 1-29 | During open hours | Children

Youth and their families are welcome to drop in at any Springfield City Library location to make New Year cards for homebound Meals on Wheels recipients. The library provides all the materials and will hand deliver your homemade creation in early January.

LEGO Clubs

LEGO enthusiasts let your imagination run wild! Drop in for freestyle building – meet new friends, and browse the library’s many LEGO themed books. | Children

Forest Park Branch
Mondays | 3:30-4:45 PM | Children
LEGO builders are invited to join the Forest Park Brickyard for a weekly after school open building session. LEGO bricks provided! What can you invent?

Sixteen Acres Branch
Mondays | 1:30-4:30 PM | Ages 5-10
Attention LEGO enthusiasts! Drop in on Mondays for freestyle building, meet new friends, and browse the library’s many LEGO themed books.

Indian Orchard Branch
Tuesdays | 3:30-5:00 PM | Children
Let your imagination run wild!

Library Express at Pine Point Branch
Wednesdays | 5:00-5:45 PM | Ages 5-10
Join us on Wednesday each week as we have fun while strengthening creativity and engineering skills with LEGOs.

Mason Square Branch
Thursdays | 5:00-6:00 PM | Children
Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday in the Children’s Workroom.

Color My World – Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups

Feeling like you need to de-stress? Want to do something creative? Just need a break? | Thursdays

Mason Square Branch
Thursdays | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Adults and Teens

Take a break and feel the stress ease away with creative coloring. The library has a collection of attractive coloring sheets and coloring pencils you can use to find your inner artist and make something beautiful. For the children, the library runs its LEGO Club at the same time allowing you and your children to enjoy the hour.

Both programs are underwritten by the Friends of the Library.

Teen Nerd Trivia Night – Dec 13

How well do you know Hogwarts? | Teens

Mason Square Branch
Thursday, December 13 | 5-7 PM | Ages 12-18

Would your knowledge help you survive the Zombie Apolocalypse? Do you know the comics as well as you think you do? Join us after school for our Teen Nerd Trivia Night. The winners will receive Robux gift cards for Roblox. Sparkling cider and pizza will be served.

FriDIY: Crafty Fridays at Mason Square

Join us for all sorts of fun crafts. | Children & Teens

Mason Square Branch
Every Friday in December & January | 2:30 – 4 PM | For children and teens

FriDIY means crafts for the whole family! Stop by Children’s and Teens area at the back of the library for this week’s craft any time after 2:30 on Friday. Some crafts will be based on children’s books, others on holidays, some on natural science, and twice a year we will make slime!

December 14: Venus Fly Trap Puppets
December 21: Book Page Snowflakes
December 28: Bubblegum Self-Portraits

January 4: Pom Pom Hats
January 11: Snowflake Slime
January 18: Snowman Masks
January 25: Snowman Garland

Simple Home Remedies – Jan 10

Local herbalist and botanical educator Claire Brodhead will lead these hands-on wellness workshops. | Adults

Mason Square Branch
6-7 PM | Adults

Thursday, January 10
Tea Blending for Beginners – When there’s a chill to the air, there’s nothing better than curling up with a good book and a hot cup of tea. In this workshop, learn how to make your own herbal blend.

Thursday, January 31
Herbs for Sleep, Stress and Anxiety – Learn how to combat the winter blues and holiday stress naturally.

Funding provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Snow Creature Building Competition – Jan 11

Snow Creatures are like snowmen, but better. | All Ages

Mason Square Branch
Friday, January 11 | 1-3 PM | All Ages

School is out! Come to the Mason Square Branch Library’s Community Garden on this day off from school for a SNOW CREATURE BUILDING COMPETITION! Make sure to wear your boots, jacket, hats, and gloves!

Come inside after and warm up at our weekly FriDIY Crafty Fridays table! Hot cider and donuts will be served and a few pairs of gloves to borrow will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Springfield City Library.

Since this is a light-hearted competition, winners (or winning teams) will get to pick three free books or DVDs from the library’s Primus Used Book Store, and a $5 Dunkin Donuts Gift Card.

There will be winners for four categories:

Biggest Snow Creature
Most Literary Snow Creature
Most Creative Snow Creature
Cutest Snow Creature

Snow Date: Friday February 22 from 1-3 (School Vacation Week)