Make and enjoy a super hero drink – but this time for the villains! | Children and Teens
East Springfield Branch
Friday February 21 | 1:00-2:30 PM | Ages 7-16
Come join us & have fun making and enjoying a super hero drink – but this time for the villains! Experience the taste and see if you feel like a super hero or villain. All drinks made with kid friendly products. Cookies will also be served. Ages 7-16.
Learn about a wide variety of mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, and more! | All Ages
East Forest Park Branch, Community Room
Wednesday February 19 | 3:30 – 4:30 PM | All Ages
Zoo on the Go is an exciting, hands-on program that is an interactive, fun and educational way for children and adults to learn about a wide variety of mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians etc. Knowledgeable Zoo staff will lead you through a presentation of each Zoo animal’s background, diet, habitats, and more!
Try several different hot chocolate mixes, milk options, and marshmallow toppings. | Children, Teens, and Families
Tuesday February 18 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM | Children, Teens, and Families
What is the best hot chocolate you’ve ever tasted? Join us as we try several different mixes, milk options, and marshmallow toppings to find the best. YOU get to be the judge! This program is for children, teens, and families.
Join your friends and learn how to make and customize your very own slime. | Children and Teens
Tuesday February 18 | 2:00 – 4:00 PM | Children and Teens
Are you bored during winter break? Join your friends and learn how to make your very own slime! You will have the option to customize the slime with glitter and food coloring. While supplies last! | Ages 10-18
Boycott Valentine’s Day with Anti-Valentine’s Day cards, songs, and snacks. | Teens
Central Library, Community Room
Thursday February 13 | 3:30 – 4:30 PM | Teens
Let’s boycott Valentine’s Day! Join us in the Central Library Community Room as we make Anti-Valentine’s Day cards, sing Anti-Valentine’s Day songs, eat Anti-Valentine’s Day snacks, and more! For ages 11-18.
Make art with different surprise supplies each week. | All Ages
Mason Square Branch
Wednesdays February 5, 12, 19, 26 | 3:30 – 4:30 PM | All Ages
Join us for Art Party, where we will make art with different surprise supplies each week. See what you can create! Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. All ages.
Practice your figure drawing, explore a new technique, or work on a personal project. | Teens
Central Library, Teen Central (Rice Hall)
1st and 3rd Tuesdays | 3:00 – 4:00 PM | Ages 13-18
Starts February 5th!
Do you love to draw? So do we! Join us in Teen Central and practice your figure drawing, explore a new technique, or work on a personal project. Bring your own tools, or use some of ours! Drawing Club meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. For ages 13-18.
Three-part video screening series presented by Springfield’s Earth Optimism Coalition focusing on climate change. | Teens and Adults
Central Library, Community Room
For Adults and Teens
Monday, February 10 | 6:00-8:00 PM
An Inconvenient Truth – This powerful documentary is a wake-up call that cuts through myths and misconceptions to deliver the message that global warming is a real and present danger. It presents former Vice President Al Gore’s persuasive argument that we must act now to save the earth. Winner of Best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards. Rated PG.
Saturday, February 15 | 3:00-5:00 PM
TED Talks featuring Majora Carter, Jim Hanson, Katherine Wilkinson, and Greta Thunberg – This is a set of TED Talks on climate change including Greening The Ghetto by Marjora Carter, Why I Must Speak Out on Climate Change by Jim Hanson, How Empowering Women and Girls Can Help Stop Global Warming by Katharine Wilkinson,
and The Disarming Case to Act Right Now on Climate Change by Greta Thunberg. Not rated.
Wednesday, February 19 | 6:00-8:00 PM
Normal Is Over – Award-winning feature documentary about humanity’s wisest responses to climate change, species extinction, resource depletion, income inequality and the connection between these issues. A film connecting the dots: A look at the financial and economical paradigm underlying our planetary problems, while offering various solutions to reverse the path of global decline. Movie is unrated.
Refreshments are compliments of the Friends of the Library. Ages 16+
Work with others to unlock the box and discover the identity of your secret Valentine. | Teens
Indian Orchard Branch
Saturday February 8 | 4:00 – 6:00 PM | Teens
Happy Valentine’s Day! Your secret Valentine has been locked in a mysterious box. Work with others to unlock the box and discover the identity of your secret Valentine. For ages 12-18.
This is an after hours event, so please arrive promptly at 4:00 pm. Doors will close at 4:15 pm and will not reopen.
Preregister online or at the branch. Register Here
Pizza and snacks will be served. **FEBRUARY 15 is the SNOW DATE**
Explore the ancient Japanese art of paper folding: origami! | All Ages
Sixteen Acres Branch
3rd Saturdays | 12:00 – 2:00 PM | Ages 8-Adults, under 7 with adult supervision
Explore the ancient Japanese art of origami with an experienced teacher. We typically teach beginner through intermediate, although all levels of experience are welcome. Origami paper is provided. Come fold paper with us!
This workshop is intended for ages 8-adults. Younger children may participate assisted by a parent.
Origami usually meets the third Saturday of the month from noon to 2 p.m. Occasionally dates may differ, so please call 263-6858 to confirm.