Cold Iron Chef – November 27

We provide ingredients, you make a dish! Who will be left standing with the title of Cold Iron Chef? | Teens

Central Library – Community Room
Saturday, November 27 | 1-3 pm | Teens

We provide the ingredients! You create your best dishes for the judges to try! Who will be left standing with the title of Cold Iron Chef!

Open to teens 13-19.

Monday Munchies

Join us to try out unique snacks and different foods from the around the world. | Teens

East Springfield Branch
3rd Monday monthly | 3-4 PM | Ages 11-19 – Starts November 15!

Are you an adventurous eater? Do you like to try out new foods?

Join us on the third Monday of every month when we will try out unique snacks and different foods from the around the world.

 

Convince Us! The Reader Challenge

Every month bring your FAVORITE book, and persuade others to read it. Can you? | Teens

Indian Orchard Branch – Teen Room
2nd Wednesday monthly | 6-7 PM | Ages 12-18 – Starts November 10!

Is there a book you totally ADORE? or completely DETEST? Convince your fellow readers to read it (or avoid it).

Every month bring your FAVORITE book, and persuade others to read it. Can you?

Snacks will be served.

Chibicon 2021 – November 13-14

Join our our annual celebration of anime and comics culture! | All Ages

Central Library
Saturday, November 13 | 9:30 am -4:30 pm – Register!
Sunday, November 14 | 12:30 – 4:30 pm – Register!

ChibiCon, 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- it’s completely free!

Details coming soon – stay tuned!

Self Care 101 for Teens

Make your own calming tea blend, an aromatherapy scrub, and learn journaling skills at this fun session. | Teens

Central Library – Teen Area
Wednesday, November 3 | 4-6 pm | Teens

Forest Park Branch
November 8-12 | 3-5 pm | Teens
November 13 | 1-3 pm | Teens

Sixteen Acres Branch
Tuesday, November 9 | 4-6 pm | Teens – CANCELED

East Springfield Branch
Wednesday, November 10| 4-6 pm | Teens

Self care is especially important as we head into the colder times of the year. Make your own calming tea blend, make an aromatherapy scrub, and learn journaling skills that can help you organize your thoughts.

Open to teens 13-19, first come first serve, while supplies last.

 

Cooking for Beginners

Start your culinary journey with our Cooking for Beginners course – separate classes for Teens and Adults! Join us monthly and learn to cook easy meals.

Cooking For Beginners – Teen Edition

Sixteen Acres Branch
3rd Tuesday every month
Nov 16, Dec 21, Jan 18, Feb 15, Mar 15, Apr 19, May 17, Jun 21, Jul 19, Aug 16, Sep 20
6:00 – 7:30 pm | Ages 13-17

Start your culinary journey with our Cooking for Beginners course. Teens will learn meals and snacks that you’ll be able to recreate at home in no time. Come ready to learn and enjoy some tasty morsels at the end of the class!

The lesson for each month will be shared ahead of time. Pre-registration is required with a limit of 10 people per class.

Register on our online calendar.


Cooking for Beginners – Adults

Sixteen Acres Branch
1st Tuesday every month
Nov 2, Dec 7, Jan 4, Feb 1, Mar 1, Apr 5, May 3, Jun 7, Jul 5, Aug 2, Sep 6
6:00 – 7:30 pm | Ages 18+

Start your culinary journey with our Cooking for Beginners course.

Reference librarian Chelsea will teach the class to make meals and snacks that you’ll be able to recreate at home in no time. Come ready to learn and enjoy some tasty morsels at the end of the class.

The lesson for each month will be shared ahead of time. Pre-registration is required with a limit of 10 people per class.


These programs are funded by a grant from LSTA.

Halloween Party with Live Family-Friendly DJ

Join us out on the Museum Quad behind the Central Library for an afternoon of family friendly tunes spun by local Springfield DJ Boogy! All ages.

Central Library – Museum Quad
Saturday, October 30 | 1-4 pm | All Ages

Join us out on the Museum Quad behind the Central Library for an afternoon of family friendly tunes spun by local Springfield DJ Boogy!

We’ll have dancing for all ages, and a costume contest for teens! Join us at the Mad Scientist photo booth, and visit the museums as well for all the trick-or-treating you could want!

(In case of weather, the party will move into the Rotunda.)

Horror Story Challenge – October 27

Drop in, write a horror story, and compete for prizes! | Teens

Central Library – Teen Room
October 27 | 5-7 PM | Teens

Check in at the teen room anytime between 5-7 pm on the contest day for the writing prompts and write a short horror story using one of the themes. Story cannot be more than 1,500 words (that’s around 3 pages) but can be shorter.

Prizes will be awarded! Refreshments and writing supplies will be provided in the room!

All stories must be given to the teen librarian by no later than 7pm on the same day.