All Library branches will be closed and the Mobile Library will not make its scheduled stops on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day.

PARK CENTRAL BRANCH PROGRAMS

Take Center Stage at Park Central
Are you an acoustic musician, poet or thespian? Perhaps you're a comic, mime or ventriloquist looking for a place to try new material? What better place than the community stage at the Park Central Branch Library? There's already a performance schedule in place and it's free! Drop by the branch, or call 831-1342 for more information.

Visit the Library on First Friday
Make the new Park Central Branch Library part of your First Friday Artwalk festivities. The District's ninth facility, situated in the heart of downtown Springfield, will display works by area artists along with other galleries and businesses downtown. Take a stroll to the southwest corner of the Square -- where arts, entertainment and information meet.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

  • Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "The Wolfman," 1941, and "Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman," both films not rated.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

  • Park Central TV Night
    5:00 pm to 6:30 pm for age 14 and older.
    Get your couch potato on at the Library as we watch two episodes of "Supernatural," rated TV-14, featuring Sam and Dean Winchester's demon-hunting adventures. Snacks will be provided.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

  • Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Dracula," not rated, 1931.

Friday, June 5, 2015

  • First Friday Art Walk
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for all ages.
    Join the Park Central Branch Library and other art lovers for First Friday Art Walk. On Display: Encaustic Mono-Prints by Kat Allie. 6 p.m. Kat will give a live demonstration on how to make mono-prints. Join others to play "Magic: The Gathering" at 7 p.m.
  • "Magic: The Gathering" Game Night
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm for age 12 and older.
    Want to learn to play "Magic: The Gathering"? Already a skilled magician? All levels of experience are welcome as we learn the difference between standard and modern play, and how to play tournament level games, from experienced players.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

  • Super-Powered Animals
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm for all ages.
    Peter Parker was a typical teenager until he tangled with a radioactive spider and acquired the arachnid’s great powers. In the realm of comic books, many superheroes and villains draw inspiration from the animal kingdom. Whether they can soar through the air, lift heavy objects with ease, transform themselves with camouflage or heal with regeneration, animals use their powers every day just to survive. Join our friends from the Dickerson Park Zoo as we learn all about animal superpowers.
  • Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Singin' in the Rain," rated G.

Friday, June 12, 2015

  • "Magic: The Gathering" Game Night
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm for age 12 and older.
    Want to learn to play "Magic: The Gathering"? Already a skilled magician? All levels of experience are welcome as we learn the difference between standard and modern play, and how to play tournament level games, from experienced players.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

  • Beginning and Intermediate Crochet
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for age 12 and older.
    Want to learn to crochet? Whether you know a little or are starting from scratch, mother and daughter duo Rebeka and Tamra Armstrong will help you develop your crochet skills. Basic yarn and needles will be provided.
    Registration starts May 30; call 831-1342.
  • Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:00 pm to 9:00 am for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Camelot," rated G.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

  • Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:30 pm to 9:00 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Oliver," rated G.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

  • Beginning and Intermediate Crochet
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for age 12 and older.
    Want to learn to crochet? Whether you know a little or are starting from scratch, mother and daughter duo Rebeka and Tamra Armstrong will help you develop your crochet skills. Basic yarn and needles will be provided.
    Registration starts June 13; call 831-1342.
  • Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," rated G.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

  • Uncle Sam Hat Making
    5:30 pm to 6:30 pm for grades 2-5.
    Celebrate the 4th of July in style by making your very own Uncle Sam-style hat. Materials and step-by-step instructions will be provided for creating this fun and patriotic holiday accessory.
    Registration starts June 01; call 831-1342.

Friday, July 3, 2015

  • First Friday Art Walk
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for all ages.
    Join the Park Central Branch Library and other art lovers for First Friday Art Walk. On Display: Pen and Ink Drawings by Eric Ray. 6 p.m.: Learn how to use string to creatively embroider standard headphones to keep them from getting tangled. String will be provided, bring your own ear buds.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

  • Natural Soap Making
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm for age 12 and older.
    Experienced soap maker Gina Taylor will demonstrate how to make soap using herbs, essential oils and other premium ingredients. Participants will leave the program with helpful instructions on how to make natural soaps at home.
  • Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Yankee Doodle Dandy," not rated.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

  • Beginning and Intermediate Crochet
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for age 12 and older.
    Want to learn to crochet? Whether you know a little or are starting from scratch, mother and daughter duo Rebeka and Tamra Armstrong will help you develop your crochet skills. Basic yarn and needles will be provided.
    Registration starts June 27; call 831-1342.
  • Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:30 pm to 9:00 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "1776," rated G.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

  • Beginning and Intermediate Crochet
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for age 12 and older.
    Want to learn to crochet? Whether you know a little or are starting from scratch, mother and daughter duo Rebeka and Tamra Armstrong will help you develop your crochet skills. Basic yarn and needles will be provided.
    Registration starts July 11; call 831-1342.
  • Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:00 pm to 8:45 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "How the West Was Won," rated G.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

  • Upcycle to Make a Difference
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for age 12 and older.
    Join our crafting series as we weave sleeping mats from plastic bags. All completed mats will be donated to local charity The Kitchen, Inc. Some bags will be provided, but feel free to bring clean plastic grocery bags to use.
  • Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "The Fifth Element," rated PG-13.

Friday, August 7, 2015

  • First Friday Art Walk
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for all ages.
    Join the Park Central Branch Library and other art lovers for First Friday Art Walk. On Display: "I Knew Not Where I Was," Paintings by Joey Borovicka. 7-8 p.m.: Enjoy the original music of Two Wheel Neil.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

  • Upcycle to Make a Difference
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for age 12 and older.
    Join our crafting series as we weave sleeping mats from plastic bags. All completed mats will be donated to local charity The Kitchen, Inc. Some bags will be provided, but feel free to bring clean plastic grocery bags to use.
  • Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:45 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," rated PG.

Friday, August 14, 2015

  • Springfield on the Go
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for age 13 and older.
    Start the Route 66 celebration early as John Sellars, executive director of the History Museum on the Square, explores the role that transportation played in the development of the City of Springfield.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

  • Upcycle to Make a Difference
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for age 12 and older.
    Join our crafting series as we weave sleeping mats from plastic bags. All completed mats will be donated to local charity The Kitchen, Inc. Some bags will be provided, but feel free to bring clean plastic grocery bags to use.
  • Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Wall-E," rated G.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

  • Upcycle to Make a Difference
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for age 12 and older.
    Join our crafting series as we weave sleeping mats from plastic bags. All completed mats will be donated to local charity The Kitchen, Inc. Some bags will be provided, but feel free to bring clean plastic grocery bags to use.
  • Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Serenity," rated PG-13.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

  • Upcycle to Make a Difference
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for age 12 and older.
    Join our crafting series as we weave sleeping mats from plastic bags. All completed mats will be donated to local charity The Kitchen, Inc. Some bags will be provided, but feel free to bring clean plastic grocery bags to use.
  • Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Guardians of the Galaxy," rated PG-13.
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