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



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.

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


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.

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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



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! 

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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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Storytime for 3 - 5 year olds


This winter we will enjoy stories, games, songs, and crafts about sea creatures. The session runs 5 weeks, weather permitting (no storytime on 1/21/19, Martin Luther King Jr. Day). 

Each storytime includes about 30 minutes of stories, finger-plays, songs and games related to that week’s theme, followed by a craft project and a snack; the total storytime runs approximately 60 minutes.

This program is crafted specifically for the attention span and interest level of 3-5 year olds. If your child is younger than 3 or may not be up for sitting and listening to 4-5 stories with 1-2 song or game breaks in between you may want to consider our storytime for 2-3 year olds, which runs on Wednesdays at 10am, or our Kangaroo Time program, which runs on Thursdays at 10am. 

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Excel Intro, How Spreadsheets Can Simplify Your Life

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Excel is one of Microsoft’s most powerful tools. Learn the basics about how to create and use spreadsheets with cells, formulas and charts. Space is limited, please register at the circulation desk or by calling 583-3408.

Presenter: Pat McGowan, Libary Director


Sing With Me! Music Program for Preschoolers & Their Grown-ups

10:30am - 11:00am

If you have a little one who loves music, this program is for you! Join us for a half-hour of adult-&-child singing, clapping, and stomping along to favorite kids’ songs, with occasional musical instruments or accompanying books thrown in! No need to register, just drop in! Please note that adult participation is expected for this program - and it's fun!

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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