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.

Thursday, March 5, 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.

Friday, March 6, 2015

  • First Friday Art Talk
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    Fine arts students from Ozarks Technical Community College will discuss their Impressionist and Post-Impressionist master studies.
  • First Friday Art Walk
    7:00 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: Master Studies of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Works created by Fine Arts Students at Ozarks Technical Community College.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

  • Weekend Walk-In Theater
    5:00 pm to 8:30 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Spartacus," rated PG-13.

Thursday, March 12, 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, March 14, 2015

  • Celtic Fire Irish Dancing Performance
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm for all ages.
    Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the Celtic Fire Irish Dancing group as they perform traditional Irish dances and clog dances along with Irish stories and songs.
  • 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! "King Arthur," rated PG-13.

Thursday, March 19, 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, March 21, 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! "Gettysburg," rated PG.

Monday, March 23, 2015

  • Coasting Into Spring
    5:00 pm to 6:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Make psychedelic coasters with sharpies. Materials will be provided.

Thursday, March 26, 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, March 28, 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! "Hidalgo," rated PG-13.

Thursday, April 2, 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.

Friday, April 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: One Read: Visual Interpretations of "The Giver" by artists Nathan Gamel, Gary Bedell, Old Mr. Bones, Meganne Rosen O'Neal and Christiano Bellotti. Some of the artists will be at the event from 6-8 p.m. to talk about their visual interpretations of the One Read Flash Fiction Contest winning submissions in celebration of "The Giver," the title for this year's one book, one community initiative. A One Read event.

Saturday, April 4, 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 Mummy," rated PG-13, 1999.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

  • National Draw a Bird Day
    5:30 pm to 6:30 pm for age 16 and older.
    April 8 is National Draw a Bird Day. Try your hand at painting a bird during this hour-long class hosted by a representative from RSVPaint. All artists, aspiring artists and bird enthusiasts are welcome. Materials will be provided. Registration is required, so call early to reserve your spot.
    Registration starts March 02; call 831-1342.

Thursday, April 9, 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, April 11, 2015

  • 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! "The Librarian: Quest for the Spear," not rated.

Thursday, April 16, 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, April 18, 2015

  • 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! "Beautiful Creatures," rated PG-13.

Thursday, April 23, 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, April 25, 2015

  • Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:15 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "National Treasure," rated PG.

Thursday, April 30, 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.

Friday, May 1, 2015

  • Japanese Children's Day Celebration
    5:00 pm to 7:00 pm for age 5 and older.
    Join us for a traditional Japanese Children's Day Celebration. 5 p.m. Craft traditional carp kites, materials will be provided, and try samples of non-alcoholic amazake, a traditional drink made from fermented rice. 6 p.m. Kizuna: Japan-America Friendship Group will perform several traditional Japanese dances and provide a kimono workshop.
  • 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: Sumi-e Japanese Painting and Prints by Allen Lee.
  • First Friday Art Talk
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm for adults.
    Artist Allen Lee will discuss Samurai Swords of the 1500s and display pieces from his collection.

Saturday, May 2, 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! "Frankenstein," 1931, and "The Bride of Frankenstein," both films not rated.

Thursday, May 7, 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 9, 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 Mummy," 1932, and "The Mummy's Hand," both films not rated.

Thursday, May 14, 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 16, 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! "The Creature from the Black Lagoon," rated G, and "The Return of Swamp Thing," rated PG-13.

Thursday, May 21, 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 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.
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