Events

For information about adult events contact the Circulation Desk at 583-3408 Ext. 2

 

For information about events for kids and teens contact the Children's / Youth Services Department at 583-3408 Ext. 3

All Events

1/22/2019

Pop Culture Collective

3:00pm - 6:00pm

Unite for an afternoon of broad-spectrum fandom! Each week will have a different theme - anime, Pokemon, Steven Universe, Star Wars, cosplay, superheroes, & more - discuss, play, watch, and geek out! 

This club is open to ages 16 - 22, and all are welcome!

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1/23/2019

Story-and-Play for 2-3 year olds

10:00am

This winter we will enjoy stories, games, songs, and crafts about sea creatures. The 45 minute storytime includes 15 minutes for free play, 15 minutes of stories, fingerplays & songs, and 15 minutes of craft and snacktime. The session runs 6 weeks, weather permitting. 

This program is crafted specifically for the attention span and interest level of toddlers. If your child is older than 3 or has a greater capacity for sitting and listening to stories you may want to consider our storytime for 3-5 year olds, which runs on Mondays at 10am. 

Please click below to register.

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Word Part II, Visually Enhancing your Documents

11:00am - 12:30pm

Building on lessons learned in the Word introductory class, you will format a more extensive document including paragraph formatting, AutoCorrect, and tables.  Please register at the circulation desk or by calling 583-3408.  Space is limited.

Presenter: Pat McGowan, Library Director

 

Table-top Games Club

1:30pm - 5:00pm

Join the Games Club for an afternoon of role play, stragegy, co-op, pvp & board game fun!  Meet up, make new friends and play RPGs like D&D or card and board games weekly! Don’t own games, no worries, we do!  This club is ideal for 20 and 30 somethings, though any adult is welcome.  We also have a games club available for people under 18 known as the Pop Culture Collective. 

 

 

1/24/2019

KANGAROO TIME!

10:00am - 10:30am

This program is for the bounciest, wiggliest, most active little ones! Movement, music and games are mixed in with quick, interactive books for a rollicking good time, with no sitting-still required! Adult participation is expected in this program.

Please click below to register.

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Ready-To-Read Storytime for 5 - 8 year olds

4:00pm

Children who have entered grade school journey towards being readers, but they still love listening to stories! This program is designed to support your emergent reader by sharing a sample of stories & series that are geared toward various levels of early readers, & get them excited to use their new reading skills on the sequels later. Stories are followed by a craft, and we finish up the 60 minute session with a snack.

Please click below to register.

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Getting started on your family history project

6:30pm - 7:30pm

An informal presentation on the basics of genealogy, including strategies for getting started, techniques, and resources available. We'll include a brief discussion of how genetics and DNA analysis have revolutionized the field. Hear stories and lessons learned from our presenter with more than 40 years of genealogical research experience.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Please register by stopping by the circulation desk or by calling 583-3408.  

Presented by: Cliff McCarthy of the Genealogy and Local History Library, Wood Museum of Springfield History, Springfield Museums

 

1/25/2019

Anime "T & T" Club

3:30pm - 5:00pm

A club for Tweens & Teens ("T & T") who are fans of anime & manga! Meet every Friday afternoon to watch & talk about anime - with free snacks! 

Please click below for more information and to register.

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1/26/2019

Local Author visit: Stepping out in love with Gayle Suzanne

11:00am - 12:30pm

There is nothing easy about going through a divorce. Stepping Out in Love is a collection of over 50 short stories that help guide you through the pain of a divorce, learning to live on your own, the highs and lows of dating, and finding love again. This is a simple, honest, funny, relatable book packed with wisdom and practical tools to give hope to the heartbroken.  Copies of the book will be for sale at the event.

Please register by stopping by the circulation desk or by calling 583-3408.

Presenter: Gayle Suzanne, Life Coach & Author

 

Minecraft Club

11:00am - 1:00pm

Minecraft players of all skill levels can bring their own devices, or may use one of the library’s eight computers to build, play & create. For elementary & up.  Registration required; please click below to register.

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