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Upcoming Events

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This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Art Beyond the Beaten Path

All Day 7/5 - 7/30
Library Branch: Lincoln Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program

Part of Summer Reading 2022: Read Off the Beaten Path

Event Details:
See wondrous works by local artists displayed at Lincoln Library!  Art exhibits change every two weeks throughout Summer, and can be found on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floor of Lincoln Library.    ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Paint Your Own Birdhouse

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Multipurpose Room
Registration
Library Branch: Lincoln Library
Room: Multipurpose Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Summer Reading Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0

Summer Reading Program

Part of Summer Reading 2022: Read Off the Beaten Path

Event Details:
Paint your own beautiful birdhouse for our feathered friends. Supplies are limited and registration is required.  ...
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Movie Night: Thor: Ragnarok (PG-13)

5:00pm - 8:00pm
Carnegie North
Library Branch: Lincoln Library
Room: Carnegie North
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Summer Reading Program, Movie

Movie

Enjoy a movie with digital surround sound at the Lincoln Library.

Event Details:
Come in from the summer heat and watch a movie in our air-conditioned theater. We’ll bring the popcorn! ...
This event is in the "Infants" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Pre-K" group.
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Infants, Toddlers, Pre-K
Program Type: Summer Reading Program, Storytime

Summer Reading Program

Part of Summer Reading 2022: Read Off the Beaten Path

Event Details:
Join us on the lawn of Lincoln’s Home Site (located directly across from Lincoln Library on Capitol Avenue) for sun-soaked stories, songs and movement! This storytime has something for everyone! DROP INS WELCOME! Note: In the case of inclement weathe...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Summer Reading Program
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: Unlimited

Summer Reading Program

Part of Summer Reading 2022: Read Off the Beaten Path

Event Details:
Paint in the park with local Springfield artist, Jeff C. Williams, from Dim Art House. This is a chance to experience a paintbrush in your hand while surrounded in the beautiful nature that is Lincoln Park. Whether you are a novice or experienced pai...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program

Part of Summer Reading 2022: Read Off the Beaten Path

Event Details:
Let’s get outside for our Walk & Talk Book Club! Join us to talk about your favorite books, what you’ve been reading recently, and to discover new books while we walk in Springfield’s most beautiful parks! We’ll be meeting at the pavilion by t...

Statewide Independent Living Council of Illinois

10:00am - 12:00pm
Carnegie North
Library Branch: Lincoln Library
Room: Carnegie North
Purpose of Meeting
The Statewide Independent Living Council of Illinois (SILC) will be conducting public forums across the state to present an opportunity for individuals with disabilities, their family members, and care providers to tell the federal government what we...
This event is in the "Pre-K" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Monday Movie - Luca (PG)

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Carnegie North
Library Branch: Lincoln Library
Room: Carnegie North
Age Group: Pre-K, Children
Program Type: Summer Reading Program, Movie

Movie

Enjoy a movie with digital surround sound at the Lincoln Library.

Event Details:
Hey, kids, escape the heat! Come on in for our weekly Monday Movie Matinee! We'll bring the popcorn!  ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

The Capitol Avenue Amble

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lincoln Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Summer Reading Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9

Summer Reading Program

Part of Summer Reading 2022: Read Off the Beaten Path

Event Details:
Join City Historian Curtis Mann for a guided tour of Capitol Avenue from Lincoln Library to the Illinois State Capitol and back.  Mann will discuss the history of the avenue, its many buildings, past and present and the story of the State Capito...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.

Glittering Galaxy Jars

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Multipurpose Room
Registration
Library Branch: Lincoln Library
Room: Multipurpose Room
Age Group: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Crafts, Summer Reading Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0

Summer Reading Program

Part of Summer Reading 2022: Read Off the Beaten Path

Event Details:
Be mesmerized by your customized galaxy sensory jar! Supplies are limited and registration is required. Younger children may need caregiver assistance to complete the activity.  ...
This event is in the "Infants" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Pre-K" group.
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Infants, Toddlers, Pre-K
Program Type: Summer Reading Program, Storytime

Summer Reading Program

Part of Summer Reading 2022: Read Off the Beaten Path

Event Details:
Join us on the lawn of Lincoln’s Home Site (located directly across from Lincoln Library on Capitol Avenue) for sun-soaked stories, songs and movement! This storytime has something for everyone! DROP INS WELCOME! Note: In the case of inclement weathe...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Rube Goldberg Machine Challenge

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Multipurpose Room
Registration
Library Branch: Lincoln Library
Room: Multipurpose Room
Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Rube Goldberg machines use a chain reaction of different actions to carry out a simple task–like popping a balloon–in the most complicated way possible. In this program, we’ll challenge you to think outside the box and create your own Rube Goldberg m...
This event is in the "Adults 21+" group.
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults 21+
Program Type: Social

Social

Connect with friends at the Lincoln Library.

Event Details:
Join us at Buzz Bomb Brewing Co. for a downtown Springfield night of beer and board games! We'll have a wide-ranging collection of board games to choose from, from old classics to modern euro games! If you want to try out a new game, we can help teac...
This event is in the "Pre-K" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: Lincoln Library
Room: Carnegie North
Age Group: Pre-K, Children
Program Type: Summer Reading Program, Movie

Movie

Enjoy a movie with digital surround sound at the Lincoln Library.

Event Details:
Hey, kids, escape the heat! Come on in for our weekly Monday Movie Matinee! We'll bring the popcorn!  ...
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Friendship Bracelet/Lanyard Making!

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Storytime Room
Library Branch: Lincoln Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Crafts, Make and Take, Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program

Part of Summer Reading 2022: Read Off the Beaten Path

Event Details:
Make these classic summer camp crafts, friendship bracelets and lanyards. We have colorful strings to make them for your friends (or yourself)! ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Amateur Writer's Guild

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Multipurpose Room
Registration
Library Branch: Lincoln Library
Room: Multipurpose Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Come together with other writers for feedback on anything you have written, or answers to questions you might have! Join via Zoom here --> https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84501777792?pwd=WkNLUk9FeHFBRWc1U1Z2QUlMSHBndz09 ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Summer Reading Program, Book Club

Summer Reading Program

Part of Summer Reading 2022: Read Off the Beaten Path

Event Details:
Let’s get outside for our Walk & Talk Book Club! Join us to talk about your favorite books, what you’ve been reading recently, and to discover new books while we walk in Springfield’s most beautiful parks! We’ll be meeting at the IDOT parking ...
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Tweens, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Summer Reading Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0

Summer Reading Program

Part of Summer Reading 2022: Read Off the Beaten Path

Event Details:
Join City Historian Curtis Mann for a guided walk through the southeast section of the cemetery.  Mann will discuss the history of the cemetery, interesting monuments and many of the families buried in this portion of the cemetery. Note: This is...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Make Your Own Ice Cream

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Multipurpose Room
Registration
Library Branch: Lincoln Library
Room: Multipurpose Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Summer Reading Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0

Summer Reading Program

Part of Summer Reading 2022: Read Off the Beaten Path

Event Details:
Stop by and learn how to make homemade ice cream, afterwards enjoy the deliciousness with an array of ice cream toppings, YUM! ...