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January-June 2015


Several of our upcoming programs are listed below. View all programs by branch, audience, or subject by clicking the links at left.


Thursday, April 2, 2015

  • Explore
    Library Station
    10:30 am to 11:30 am in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Explore is an ongoing, inclusive series aimed at developmentally challenged adults. Not just a storytime, this program is a quest for fun and learning as we cover topics of interest with stories, images, crafts and sensory activities.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    Brentwood Branch Library
    10:30 am for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Explore
    Library Station
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Explore is an ongoing, inclusive series aimed at developmentally challenged adults. Not just a storytime, this program is a quest for fun and learning as we cover topics of interest with stories, images, crafts and sensory activities.
  • Teen Thursday
    Willard Branch Library
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    If it's Thursday afternoon at the Willard Branch, it's Teen Thursday! Stop by for games, crafts and movies (rated PG-13 or under) and special events!
  • Now Serving Raspberry Pi
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    3:15 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Learn programming on Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room! Spend some time experimenting with one of the fastest-growing personal computing devices in the country. Yes, it's Pi not pie, although there will be snacks.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Brentwood Branch Library
    3:30 pm for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Crafts for a Cause
    Strafford Branch Library
    3:30 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 5-12.
    Give back to the community by making dog collars to donate to C.A.R.E., a no-kill animal shelter in Springfield. Materials will be provided.
  • Park Central TV Night
    Park Central Branch Library
    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.
  • "My Salinger Year"
    Evening Book Discussion
    Brentwood Branch Library
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By Joanna Rakoff.
  • An Evening with "The Giver" Author Lois Lowry
    Offsite
    7:00 pm to 9:30 pm Springfield Art Museum for all ages.
    Lois Lowry, author of the "The Giver," is the keynote speaker for the Library’s April 2015 One Read. The annual one book, one community celebration focuses on Lowry’s haunting story set in a dystopian society. The book was the subject of a major motion picture in 2014. A troupe from the Springfield Little Theatre Education Series, under the direction of Rachel Jamieson, will present scenes from their production of "The Giver" as a introduction to the author's presentation. The event is free. After the event, the author will sign her books, available for purchase that night. A One Read event.

Friday, April 3, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    Library Station
    10:00 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    Library Center
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Library Center
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Library Station
    11:15 am in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
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