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Wednesday October 1, 2014 -  Friday October 31, 2014 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF STEAM Discovery Table at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Charge  "Fall STEAM Ahead" and  try your hand at a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) activity.

This drop-in, changing set of activities will be available during the month of October.

    Location: Forest Park
 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF STEAM Discovery Table at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Charge  "Fall STEAM Ahead" and  try your hand at a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) activity.

This drop-in, changing set of activities will be available during the month of October.

    Location: Mason Square
Saturday October 25, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_pumpkin I Spy Mr. Pumpkin at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Mr. Pumpkin is hidden in the library! Visit the East Forest Park Branch Library during the month of October to look for Mr. Pumpkin on one of our shelves. Once found, you'll receive a treat and a raffle ticket to win Mr. Pumpkin.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
holiday_pumpkin I Spy Mr. Pumpkin at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

Mr. Pumpkin is hidden in the library! Visit the East Springfield Branch Library during the month of October to look for Mr. Pumpkin on one of our shelves. Once found, you'll receive a treat and a raffle ticket to win Mr. Pumpkin.

    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_legoguy 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Forest Park Lego Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We provide the blocks. You bring your creativity and share your building talents. The Forest Park Lego Club is an open build program for chiuldren 6-12 years old.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Bass Pond Club Annual Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Bullen   413-455-6990   
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Fiction Book Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Are you a teen or tween who likes to read fiction? Once a month join other reading fans to discuss your favorite books. The book for October is Abarat by Clive Barker. You may sign up ahead of time by calling the branch, or just drop in. Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk.

Description of Abarat: Candy Quackenbush of Chickentown, Minnesota, one day finds herself on the edge of a foreign world that is populated by strange creatures, and her life is forever changed.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
med_caduceus 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease: The Basics Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   
Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. This program provides information about the disease and related dementias, the benefits of early detection, causes and risk factors, treatment, and services offered by the Alzheimer's Association. Presented by Melissa Grenier, LCSW, Program Coordinator for the Alzheimer's Assocation, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter.
    Location: Indian Orchard
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
ent_microphone1 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Poetry Slam at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Poets, are you ready to compete? Winners from our previous slams will bring their best, original rhymes and spoken word to the Springfield Poetry Slam series finale and show us what they’ve got. And audience members: don’t think you’re just there to watch---you may be selected to be the judge for the day. Our goal: form a Springfield Slam Team to compete nationally! 

Springfield Poetry Slams will be coordinated by Maurice “Soulfighter” Taylor. 

 

Poetry Slam    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 38 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday October 27, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_pumpkin I Spy Mr. Pumpkin at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Mr. Pumpkin is hidden in the library! Visit the East Forest Park Branch Library during the month of October to look for Mr. Pumpkin on one of our shelves. Once found, you'll receive a treat and a raffle ticket to win Mr. Pumpkin.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
holiday_pumpkin I Spy Mr. Pumpkin at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

Mr. Pumpkin is hidden in the library! Visit the East Springfield Branch Library during the month of October to look for Mr. Pumpkin on one of our shelves. Once found, you'll receive a treat and a raffle ticket to win Mr. Pumpkin.

    Location: East Springfield
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lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wee Ones Storytime at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come enjoy some stories, songs, and fun rhymes. Recommended for children 1-2 years old and their parents and/or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6846 to preregister.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_computer1 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Computer Clinic: Focus on Online Shopping Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Grodofsky   413-263-6836 or 6843   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you have a question about using a computer, whether it be email, word processing, or something you saw on the web? Have you long wanted to learn the computer but did not know where to begin? Drop by the East Forest Park Branch Library and meet with Linda to have your questions addressed, or to start anew. Beginners and experienced computer users are welcomed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle.

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Early Literacy Coalition meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Bimonthly meeting of community-based organizations focusing on improving early literacy practices and outcomes in Springfield.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in between 3 and 5 pm on Mondays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
 
lib_book_pencil 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Kids' Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

We'll read a few chapters of an awesome book together, followed by a creative activity inspired by the story.  Each week we'll sample a new book (and snack!).  No quizzes, no reports, just fun!  Space is limited; preregistration is recommended. Call the Children's Room at 413-263-6828 ext 201. September 15 - November 17.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday October 28, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_pumpkin I Spy Mr. Pumpkin at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Mr. Pumpkin is hidden in the library! Visit the East Forest Park Branch Library during the month of October to look for Mr. Pumpkin on one of our shelves. Once found, you'll receive a treat and a raffle ticket to win Mr. Pumpkin.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
holiday_pumpkin I Spy Mr. Pumpkin at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

Mr. Pumpkin is hidden in the library! Visit the East Springfield Branch Library during the month of October to look for Mr. Pumpkin on one of our shelves. Once found, you'll receive a treat and a raffle ticket to win Mr. Pumpkin.

    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Celebrate Family Literacy Month at the Forest Park Branch Library!  Come and enjoy moving to music, learning some new rhymes and songs and hearing a story. Recommended for children 1 1/2 - 3 years old and their parents or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6843 to preregister.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for stories, songs, and a craft!  Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.  Preregistration required only if you are bringing more than four children.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_video_camera2 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game ON! Video Gaming for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in and play your favorite Wii games in the community room! Snacks provided. For teens and tweens.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_games 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Gaming, Unplugged! at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Are you an expert gamer? Take a break from video games and challenge yourself with strategy board games like Settlers of Catan, Chess, and Risk! Learn a new game or teach others to play a game you already know!

Drop in with your friends.  Space is limited, so come early!

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Young Men Matter, Too! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: James H. Lightfoot, III   413-426-1043   jlightfoot@massteenpregnancy.org
   

Male engagement partner meeting sponsored by the Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy Youth First?Youth Leadership Team.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in between 3 and 5 pm on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

    Location: Brightwood
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard Lego Questers for Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Become a LEGO Quester by completing 52 LEGO Quests (or build your own!). Open to children 7-12. Space is limited to 15 Questers. Tuesdays from 4-5pm.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_book3 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Novel Ideas Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Cesan   413-782-7702   
   

An informal gathering of bibliophiles interested in sharing a love of books, favorite authors, and info on book-related news and events. Tonight's selection is The Soloist by Steve Perez. Not a library sponsored program.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday October 29, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_pumpkin I Spy Mr. Pumpkin at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Mr. Pumpkin is hidden in the library! Visit the East Forest Park Branch Library during the month of October to look for Mr. Pumpkin on one of our shelves. Once found, you'll receive a treat and a raffle ticket to win Mr. Pumpkin.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
holiday_pumpkin I Spy Mr. Pumpkin at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

Mr. Pumpkin is hidden in the library! Visit the East Springfield Branch Library during the month of October to look for Mr. Pumpkin on one of our shelves. Once found, you'll receive a treat and a raffle ticket to win Mr. Pumpkin.

    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime at Mason Square Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

Join us at Mason Square every Wednesday morning for stories, songs, and crafts. For ages 3 to 8, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Story Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m., September 3 – October 29, ages 2-4.

HELLO! HOLA! Would your children like to join our young bilingual story club, English-Spanish? We’ll be meeting on Wednesdays from 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm. Bring your little ones to the library to sing, dance, play, and meet new friends. Best of all participants will have the opportunity to listen to some very good stories! This new 30-minutes program is appropriate for children 2 – 4 years old, accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Please call 413-263-6805 to sign up. See you at the library!

HOLA! HELLO! Le gustaria que sus niños participen en el Club de lectura bilingue, English-Español?. Vamos a reunirnos los Miercoles de 1:30 – 2:00 pm. Traiga a sus niñitos a la biblioteca a cantar, bailar, jugar y conocer nuevos amiguitos. Lo mas importante es que los participantes tendran la oportunidad de escucharan cuentos muy buenos. Este nuevo programa de 30 minutos es apropiado para niños de 2 a 4 años de edad, acompañados de un padre o su niñera. Para registrarse, por favor llame al 413-263-6805. Nos vemos en la biblioteca!

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Arise for Social Justice Press Conference Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz Bewsee   413-234-4948   liz@arisespringfield.org
   

Release of 2 Housing Waite Papers.  Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
ent_filmproj 3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kid Flicks 380: King Kong vs. Godzilla Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Join us in the Program Den for a screening of this 1962 monster movie. It's the most colossal conflict the screen has ever known! A pharmaceutical company captures King Kong and brings him to Japan, where he escapes from captivity and battles a recently released Godzilla. Not rated.

Popcorn will be served!

 

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
rec_legoguy 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Library Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park    413-263-6836   
   

Come to the East Forest Park Branch Library on the last Wednesday of the month from 3:30-5:30 p.m. as we explore a different Lego theme every month. Children ages 5-12 are encouraged to build a creation based on a suggested theme;  the creations will be displayed each month at the Library. (This program can enhance social interaction skills and creativity.)

    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_construction 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Science Squad at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This series of programs will explore eight different scientific areas with engaging, hands-on activities tailored to school-aged children. Each program will include a brief discussion of scientific principles, getting hands-on by making models or examples, and “science in action,” where Science Squad! members conduct experiments and work with their models. Ages 8-12.

Week 5: Bridge Science – Examine the science of bridges, and apply what you’ve learned by building the strongest bridge possible using top-secret materials.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Pajama Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

All ages welcome to come and enjoy stories and songs in their pajamas. Stuffed animals also welcome.

Stop by or call the branch to preregister.

 

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_book3 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM East Forest Park Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Grodofsky   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson.
  
The East Forest Park Book Discussion Group meets every month from 6 - 7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month. We select a new book to discuss every month. Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
holiday_ghost 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Mysterious Massachusetts Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Reports of UFO’s, alien abductions, sea serpent sightings, haunted houses and the like abound in Massachusetts. Join library staff member Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe in this hour long review of weirdly fascinating paranormal activity in the Commonwealth. This program is good for teens and adults.

Boo!    
    Location: East Springfield
        There are 9 spaces available.
Thursday October 30, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_pumpkin I Spy Mr. Pumpkin at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Mr. Pumpkin is hidden in the library! Visit the East Forest Park Branch Library during the month of October to look for Mr. Pumpkin on one of our shelves. Once found, you'll receive a treat and a raffle ticket to win Mr. Pumpkin.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
holiday_pumpkin I Spy Mr. Pumpkin at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

Mr. Pumpkin is hidden in the library! Visit the East Springfield Branch Library during the month of October to look for Mr. Pumpkin on one of our shelves. Once found, you'll receive a treat and a raffle ticket to win Mr. Pumpkin.

    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tiny Tots Storytime at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for songs, stories, and play!  Especially for families with children aged 3-36 months.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Hi!Tech: Introduction to Word Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Learn word processing basics in this hands-on workshop. Standard features like highlighting, bold, font, and pitch size will be covered as well as more complicated features such as copy and paste, etc. Experience with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Linda.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   
   

Thursdays, 10:30 a.m., October 16 - December 4, ages 3-5, Sixteen Acres Community Room. 

Come enjoy some stories, songs, and rhymes.  Recommended for ages 3-5.  Please preregister by calling the branch at 413-263-6858.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
eth_mexican_flag.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Create a Sugar Skull for Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Honor the ones that have gone before by making a Sugar Skull. Open to youth 11 years old and older. Thursday,  October 30, 3:30-5 pm. Supplies are limited so come early.

 

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
eth_mexican_flag.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Create a Sugar Skull for Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Honor the ones that have gone before by making a Sugar Skull. Open to youth 11 years old and older. Supplies are limited so come early.

 

 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Family Storytime at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Families with children ages 3-8 are invited to come enjoy fun stories and crafts. No registration required.  Call 413-263-6836 for more information.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
anim_flyingbird 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Incredible Creatures: Birdcage Illusion Craft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Mason Square is celebrating incredible creatures this fall with a four-part craft and film series!

This Thursday, use make your own optical illusion craft with vintage animal images!

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For ages 5 and up.

All materials provided.

    Location: Mason Square
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rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Mad Lab: What is an Automata? Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Calling builders 8-12 years old to experiment building automatas with simple materials.

Cardboard Automata are a playful way to explore simple mechanical elements such as cams, levers, and linkages, while creating a moving sculpture. This activity is easy to start but may become more and more complex as you become familiar with possible motions and imagine ways to artistically decorate your contraption. Cardboard automata use levers, cams, cam followers, linkages, and other mechanisms to make unique personalized creations.

 

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
ent_film-reel 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Incredible Creatures: Family Film and Craft Series Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Mason Square is celebrating incredible creatures this fall with a four-part craft and film series!

Family Film: Mighty Joe Young

Join us in the Mason Square Community Room! After being discovered in the African outback, a twenty-foot ape and his young woman companion escape to Los Angeles where they become an instant sensation. Rated PG.

Watch a trailer of the movie here.

Free popcorn will be served!

 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday October 31, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_pumpkin I Spy Mr. Pumpkin at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Mr. Pumpkin is hidden in the library! Visit the East Forest Park Branch Library during the month of October to look for Mr. Pumpkin on one of our shelves. Once found, you'll receive a treat and a raffle ticket to win Mr. Pumpkin.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
holiday_pumpkin I Spy Mr. Pumpkin at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

Mr. Pumpkin is hidden in the library! Visit the East Springfield Branch Library during the month of October to look for Mr. Pumpkin on one of our shelves. Once found, you'll receive a treat and a raffle ticket to win Mr. Pumpkin.

    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

A group of avid knitters and crocheters, "The Knit Lits," meets every Friday from 10 - 11:30 am at the East Springfield Branch Library. New members are welcome and the current members are willing to teach knitting and crochet. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee is provided and the members take turns bringing in a treat. For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit-Alongs at East Forest Park Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Beginning and advanced knitters and crocheters are invited to share ideas and learn a new skill. Bring a knitting or crochet project you are currently working on. Complete beginner or clueless? Bring a ball of worsted weight yarn and a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook, or a pair of size 8 or 10 knitting needles and we will show you the basics. Projects for donating to area organizations will also be created. The Knit-alongs meet every Friday at 1 pm. For more information, contact Linda at the branch.


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
eth_mexican_flag.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Create a Sugar Skull for Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Honor the ones that have gone before by making a Sugar Skull. Open to youth 11 years old and older. Supplies are limited so come early.

 

 

    Location: Indian Orchard
Saturday November 1, 2014 -  Thursday November 20, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_turkey Meals on Wheels Card Drive Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia LaBroad   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrate Family Literacy Month at the Springfield City Library!  Brighten Thanksgiving Day for a Meals on Wheels recipient by creating a beautiful greeting card.  Ages 3-12.  Drop in anytime during open hours at all library locations through November 20.

    Location: All Library Locations
Saturday November 1, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:45 PM PCA Workshop - Communications and Boundary Setting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linnea Rego   617-284-1216   linnea.rego@1199funds.org
   

1199 SEIU Training. Not Library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Native American Intertribal Council Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: George May   413-657-4105   
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Celebrate Family Literacy Month @ the Springfield City Library!  Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday November 2, 2014 Go To Top
ent_microphone2 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Poetry & Prose: a Reading of Recent Works Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 x221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Springfield has talent! Enjoy listening as local poets and prose writers share their recent creations. From adventure to love to self-discovery and nature,  there's something here for everyone to enjoy. Hosted by writing coach Phyllis St. George. Funding provided by the Springfield Cultural Council.

    Location: Central Library Rotunda
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Monday November 3, 2014 -  Wednesday November 26, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_turkey Tommy Turkey Scavenger Hunt at Brightwood Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tommy is having a bad month.  It's almost Thanksgiving and Farmer Brown is on the hunt for his Thanksgiving Day meal.  What's a turkey to do?  Tommy Turkey decides to hide out in the library hoping to be safe from the farmer.  Each day he can be found reading a different book somewhere in the library hoping he can avoid being caught.  Have fun finding Tommy  Turkey's daily location, write the title of the book down, win a small prize and enjoy making a fun craft

    Location: Brightwood
 
holiday_turkey Tommy Turkey Scavenger Hunt at East Springfield Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tommy is having a bad month. It's almost Thanksgiving and Farmer Brown is on the hunt for his Thanksgiving Day meal. What's a turkey to do? Tommy Turkey decides to hide out in the library hoping to be safe from the farmer. Each day he can be found reading a different book somewhere in the library hoping he can avoid being caught. Have fun finding Tommy Turkey's daily location, write down the title of the book down, receive a small treat and enjoy making a fun craft.

    Location: East Springfield
Monday November 3, 2014 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in between 3 and 5 pm on Mondays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Cosplay Party for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Anime and comics fans -- get ready for Chibiconn at our Cosplay Party. Dress as your favorite character or create your own character. We'll have prizes for the best costumes, play games on the Wii (bring a game to share if you like) and make some party snacks.  Online registration is suggested but not required.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 30 spaces available.
 
lib_book_pencil 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Kids' Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Celebrate Family Literacy Month @ the Springfield City Library!  We'll read a few chapters of an awesome book together, followed by a creative activity inspired by the story.  Each week we'll sample a new book (and snack!).  No quizzes, no reports, just fun!  Space is limited; preregistration is recommended. Call the Children's Room at 413-263-6828 ext 201. September 15 - November 17.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday November 4, 2014 Go To Top
misc_vote.gif 6:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Election Day Voting at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

The Forest Park Community Room will be used as a polling place on Election Day. Polls open at 6:30 a.m.; voting begins at 7 a.m.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
misc_vote.gif 6:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Election Day Voting at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

The Mason Square Community Room will be used as a polling place on Election Day. Polls open at 6:30 a.m.; voting begins at 7 a.m.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Celebrate Family Literacy Month at the Forest Park Branch Library!  Come and enjoy moving to music, learning some new rhymes and songs and hearing a story. Recommended for children 1 1/2 - 3 years old and their parents or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6843 to preregister.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Celebrate Family Literacy Month at the Springfield City Library!  Join us for stories, songs, and a craft!  Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.  Preregistration required only if you are bringing more than four children.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_treasurechest 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Make, Take, Play: Easy Homemade Toys Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Libraries are not just places to borrow books – they are places for play and learning for all ages, even babies! With winter coming, come explore all your library has to offer to help those long days become short and full of fun.

Celebrate Family Literacy Month during November at the Springfield City Library by bringing your children ages 0-5 to Make, Take, Play: Easy Homemade Toys! Play with our toys, make some of your own to take home,* and learn how you can create even more simple, inexpensive toys. Stop by to enjoy playing, singing, talking, and more! For families with children ages 0-5.

*Materials provided while supplies last.

    Location: Central Library Children's Room
 
elect_computer3 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Hi!Tech: Getting Started with Computers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This hands-on workshop for computer novices reviews basic keyboarding and mousing, introduces the desktop and more to get you started using the computer. No experience necessary! Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Karen.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 9 spaces available.
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lib_book3 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Get Wimpy: A Diary of a Wimpy Kid Celebration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrate Family Literacy Month at the Springfield City Library!  We’re having a Diary of a Wimpy Kid celebration to mark the release of The Long Haul, the brand-new book in the series. Enjoy Wimpy Kid-related games, including making masks based on series’ characters, toilet paper races (pairing up and seeing who can wrap their partner up in toilet paper the fastest), and Wimpy Kid bingo. Enter our raffle for a chance to win a copy of the brand new Wimpy Kid book. Light refreshments will be served. Ages 7-12.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in between 3 and 5 pm on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

    Location: Brightwood
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard Lego Questers for Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Become a LEGO Quester by completing 52 LEGO Quests (or build your own!). Open to children 7-12. Space is limited to 15 Questers. Tuesdays from 4-5pm.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_dance1 5:15 PM  -  6:15 PM Zumba! at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

Join us for Zumba, a dance fitness program, on the first and third Tuesday of the month, beginning October 21!

Zumba incorporates the choreography and music of hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue, reggaeton, flamenco, tango, mambo and martial arts. Squats and lunges are also included. The exercises include music with fast and slow rhythms, as well as resistance training. Zumba is for everyone! - Free! -

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Wednesday November 5, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime at Mason Square Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

Celebrate Family Literacy Month at the Mason Square Branch Library!  Join us every Wednesday morning for stories, songs, and crafts. For ages 3 to 8, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM SNAP Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Ziemba   413-247-9738, x150   bethz@foodbankwma.org
   

SNAP application assistance sponsored by The Food Bank of Western MA. 

    Location: Forest Park
 
trans_plane1 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Science Squad at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This series of programs will explore eight different scientific areas with engaging, hands-on activities tailored to school-aged children. Each program will include a brief discussion of scientific principles, getting hands-on by making models or examples, and “science in action,” where Science Squad! members conduct experiments and work with their models. Ages 8-12.

Week 6: Parachute Science – Get into the science of parachutes, and build and experiment with your own parachute design!

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
office_meeting1 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Library Commissioners Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carol   413-263-6828 x290   
   

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

Library Commission    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Pajama Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrate Family Literacy Month at the East Springfield Branch Library!  All ages welcome to come in their pajamas and enjoy stories and songs. Stuffed animals also welcome.

Stop by or call the branch to preregister.

 

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
 
office_pencil 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Fiction Writing Group for Adults and Young Adults Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join a new group of fiction writers seeking inspiration or encouragement for projects they are working on. Prompts will be provided along with a friendly critiquing environment. Meets monthly on the first Wednesday from 6 – 7:30 pm at the East Forest Park Branch.

The November meeting will be the last meeting for the group.

 

 

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
holiday_ghost 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Ghostology 301: Local Haunts Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Get the lowdown on local haunted places and other paranormal activity in Springfield and its surrounding towns! This fun and exciting presentation is good for all ages, but is intended primarily for adults and older teens.

Boo!    
    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 13 spaces available.
Thursday November 6, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luis Manzi   413-747-0090, x201   lmanzi@newnorthcc.org
   

New North Citizen's Council staff meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
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lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tiny Tots Storytime at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Celebrate Family Literacy Month at the Springfield City Library!  Join us for songs, stories, and play!  Especially for families with children aged 3-36 months.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_treasurechest 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Make, Take, Play: Easy Homemade Toys Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Libraries are not just places to borrow books – they are places for play and learning for all ages, even babies! With winter coming, come explore all your library has to offer to help those long days become short and full of fun.

Celebrate Family Literacy Month during November at the Springfield City Library by bringing your children ages 0-5 to Make, Take, Play: Easy Homemade Toys! Play with our toys, make some of your own to take home,* and learn how you can create even more simple, inexpensive toys. Stop by to enjoy playing, singing, talking, and more! For families with children ages 0-5.

*Materials provided while supplies last.

    Location: Central Library Children's Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   
   

Celebrate Family Literacy Month @ the Sixteen Acres Branch Library!  Come enjoy some stories, songs, and rhymes.  Recommended for ages 3-5.  Please preregister by calling the branch at 413-263-6858.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
elect_computer3 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Hi!Tech: Continuing with Computers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This hands-on workshop builds on Getting Started with Computers by reviewing basic aspects of computing. It is the perfect class for new computer users who have a good understanding of using a mouse and the keyboard already. Completion of Getting Started with Computers is recommended. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Matthew.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
elect_video_camera 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Game ON! Video Gaming for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Drop in and play your favorite Wii games in the community room! Snacks provided. For teens and tweens.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Family Storytime at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Celebrate Family Literacy Month @ the East Forest Park Branch Library!  Families with children ages 3-8 are invited to come enjoy fun stories and crafts. No registration required.  Call 413-263-6836 for more information.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
anim_dino01 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Incredible Creatures: Dinosaur Bones Craft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Mason Square is celebrating incredible creatures this fall with a four-part craft and film series!

This Thursday, make a dinosaur bones picture with Q-tips!

 

For ages 3 to 7.

All materials provided.

    Location: Mason Square
 
ent_film-reel 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Incredible Creatures Film: The Land Before Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Mason Square is celebrating incredible creatures this fall with a four-part craft and film series!

Family Film: The Land Before Time

Join us in the Mason Square Community Room! In this feature-length carton by Steven Spielberg and Don Bluth a brontosaurus child, named Littlefoot, must fend for himself when his mother is killed. With several other orphaned dinosaurs, Littlefoot seeks out the fabled Great Valley, where food and shelter is plentiful. Along the way, the kiddie dinos learn several vital life lessons, all the while keeping themselves scarce whenever the fierce tyrannosauri gallumph into view. Rated G.

Watch a trailer of the movie here.

Free popcorn will be served!

 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_treasurechest 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Make, Take, Play: Easy Homemade Toys Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

Libraries are not just places to borrow books – they are places for play and learning for all ages, even babies! With winter coming, come explore all your library has to offer to help those long days become short and full of fun.

Celebrate Family Literacy Month during November at the Springfield City Library by bringing your children ages 0-5 to Make, Take, Play: Easy Homemade Toys! Play with our toys, make some of your own to take home,* and learn how you can create even more simple, inexpensive toys. Stop by to enjoy playing, singing, talking, and more! For families with children ages 0-5.

*Materials provided while supplies last.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
med_caduceus 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Reiki: A Tool for Healing at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Reiki is an ancient Eastern method of healing. It is a soft touch that assists people to let go of stress and tension. Christine Bailey, a Reiki practitioner with the Feeding Hills Wellness Center, will give an introductory presentation on this unique form of therapy.

 

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 19 spaces available.
Friday November 7, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

A group of avid knitters and crocheters, "The Knit Lits," meets every Friday from 10 - 11:30 am at the East Springfield Branch Library. New members are welcome and the current members are willing to teach knitting and crochet. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee is provided and the members take turns bringing in a treat. For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit-Alongs at East Forest Park Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Beginning and advanced knitters and crocheters are invited to share ideas and learn a new skill. Bring a knitting or crochet project you are currently working on. Complete beginner or clueless? Bring a ball of worsted weight yarn and a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook, or a pair of size 8 or 10 knitting needles and we will show you the basics. Projects for donating to area organizations will also be created. The Knit-alongs meet every Friday at 1 pm. For more information, contact Linda at the branch.


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
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Saturday November 8, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Saturday Stories and Snacks at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrate Family Literacy Month @ the Indian Orchard Branch Library!  Moms and Dads, sons and daughters, and family members of all kinds, join Miss Meg in the Children’s Room for stories and yummy snacks (and coffee for the adults). For ages 3-5. Space is limited so preregistration is encouraged. Preregister by calling 413-263-6846.

September 6, October 18, November 8, and December 20.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_book3 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Zombie Fiction Book Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lipshires   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Are you a teen or tween who likes to read fiction about zombies? Once a month join other zombie novel fans to discuss your favorite books. November’s novel, which is the fourth in The Enemy series by Charlie Higson, is The Sacrifice. You may sign up ahead of time by calling the branch, or just drop in. Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk.

Description of The Sacrifice: The sickness has either killed or turned into a zombie everyone sixteen and older. Small Sam and The Kid have survived, but Sam is desperate to find his sister. Their search for Ella means Sam and The Kid must cross the forbidden zone into something more terrifying than any of the horrors they've suffered so far.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_treasurechest 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Make, Take, Play: Easy Homemade Toys Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Libraries are not just places to borrow books – they are places for play and learning for all ages, even babies! With winter coming, come explore all your library has to offer to help those long days become short and full of fun.

Celebrate Family Literacy Month during November at the Springfield City Library by bringing your children ages 0-5 to Make, Take, Play: Easy Homemade Toys! Play with our toys, make some of your own to take home,* and learn how you can create even more simple, inexpensive toys. Stop by to enjoy playing, singing, talking, and more! For families with children ages 0-5.

*Materials provided while supplies last.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Community Classroom Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tasha Moultrie-Phillips   413-206-5505   tmoultriephillips@mshtf.org
   

Financial literacy program with Springfield Partners for Community Action staff sponsored by the Mason Square Health Task Force.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_treasurechest 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Make, Take, Play: Easy Homemade Toys Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   
   

Libraries are not just places to borrow books – they are places for play and learning for all ages, even babies! With winter coming, come explore all your library has to offer to help those long days become short and full of fun.

Celebrate Family Literacy Month during November at the Springfield City Library by bringing your children ages 0-5 to Make, Take, Play: Easy Homemade Toys! Play with our toys, make some of your own to take home,* and learn how you can create even more simple, inexpensive toys. Stop by to enjoy playing, singing, talking, and more! For families with children ages 0-5.

*Materials provided while supplies last.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Celebrate Family Literacy Month @ the Springfield City Library!  Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday November 9, 2014 Go To Top
ent_note 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rotunda Rhythms: Cabaret Classics Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Enjoy an array of Broadway hits in this cabaret review of show-tune favorites. From Richard Rodgers to Stephen Schwartz, and love ballads to dramatic showstoppers there's something here for everyone. Make it a date, or bring the entire family! Singers include Sue Dziura, Topher Keene, Lisa Woods, and Springfield librarian Matthew Jaquith with Abby Thomsen on piano.

Rotunda Rhythms Concerts    
    Location: Central Library Rotunda
Monday November 10, 2014 Go To Top
misc_treasurechest 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make, Take, Play: Easy Homemade Toys Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

Libraries are not just places to borrow books – they are places for play and learning for all ages, even babies! With winter coming, come explore all your library has to offer to help those long days become short and full of fun.

Celebrate Family Literacy Month during November at the Springfield City Library by bringing your children ages 0-5 to Make, Take, Play: Easy Homemade Toys! Play with our toys, make some of your own to take home,* and learn how you can create even more simple, inexpensive toys. Stop by to enjoy playing, singing, talking, and more! For families with children ages 0-5.

*Materials provided while supplies last.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
office_meeting1 12:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Workshop: Effective Communication Techniques Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Emma Peterson   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Designed to train various community leaders from Springfield, this workshop will give participants effective communication techniques.   This workshop is based on the work of Marshall Rosenberg’s book, Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life.  Each person will receive a free copy of this book.  Refreshments will be served. Registration is required.

Effective Communication Workshop    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
       
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in between 3 and 5 pm on Mondays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
 
lib_book_pencil 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Kids' Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Celebrate Family Literacy Month @ the Springfield City Library!  We'll read a few chapters of an awesome book together, followed by a creative activity inspired by the story.  Each week we'll sample a new book (and snack!).  No quizzes, no reports, just fun!  Space is limited; preregistration is recommended. Call the Children's Room at 413-263-6828 ext 201. September 15 - November 17.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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misc_none 5:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Writing Science Arguments Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leslie Skantz-Hodgson   413-374-6701   lscskantz@gmail.com
   

Western Mass Writing Project monthly Science Writing Group. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday November 11, 2014 Go To Top
misc_usflag Veterans' Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of Veterans' Day.

 


 

    Location: All Library Locations
Wednesday November 12, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Share your recent reads at this lively and long-running book group, and gain exposure to new authors and titles. We're always open to new members - join us!

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime at Mason Square Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

Celebrate Family Literacy Month at the Mason Square Branch Library!  Join us every Wednesday morning for stories, songs, and crafts. For ages 3 to 8, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_handshake 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM How to Dress for Success and Ace Your Job Interview Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reggie Wilson   413-263-6843   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Dress for Success Boutique Director Sally Rueli will do an informative session on proper attire in the workplace and for job interviews.  Dress for Success Western MA (located at 503 Worthington St., Spfld. MA) is a nonprofit agency that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and life.

For the program, Dress for Success will present past clients who will model their work garments.  The various vendors who contribute to the “new, professional look” will be highlighted. Don’t miss this great opportunity to get valuable insider information on business dress from Ms. Rueli and have her answer your questions concerning the anxiety filled interview process.  According to a Forbes Magazine article, “What you wear to your next job interview might be more important than you think. Why? Whether you like it or not, your appearance is the first thing people notice about you–and first impressions are usually formed within the first 30 seconds.”                                                                        

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 49 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Monthly District Meeting of the SPS Librarians Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachele Centore   413-787-7447   centorer@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Monthly District meeting of the Springfield Public Schools Librarians. Not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
anim_cat 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Visit with Toto the Tornado Kitty Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Celebrate Family Literacy Month at the East Forest Park Branch Library!  By popular demand, Toto the Tornado Kitty will be visiting with his caretaker and author of Toto's books, Jonathan Hall. EMT Jonathan Hall will be reading his newest book Oh Toto! Where Did You Go?  After his reading, Jonathan will have a question and answer session and, most importantly, children will be able to meet the star of the book, Toto! Come admire and meet one of the coolest cats and hear about Toto's remarkable rescue after the tornado in June 2011. Jonathan's books Toto the Tornado Kitten and Oh Toto! Where Did You Go? will be for sale.


 

    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_games 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Gaming, Unplugged! at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Board games galore -- such as Apples to Apples, Settlers of Catan, Candyland, Chess and more! Play games of luck from your childhood, or games of strategy, or perhaps try a new game.  Drop in with your friends. Space is limited so come early!

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
school_chemistry1 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Science Squad at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This series of programs will explore eight different scientific areas with engaging, hands-on activities tailored to school-aged children. Each program will include a brief discussion of scientific principles, getting hands-on by making models or examples, and “science in action,” where Science Squad! members conduct experiments and work with their models. Ages 8-12.

Week 7: Volcano Science – Get messy with the science of volcanoes, and show off what you’ve learned by building your own volcano!

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Jewelry Making for Adults Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   dray@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Enjoy a social evening at East Forest Park as Delphine Ray teaches basic jewelry making.  All supplies will be provided for free, including beads, chains, clasps - just bring your creative ideas!

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_treasurechest 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Make, Take, Play: Easy Homemade Toys Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

Libraries are not just places to borrow books – they are places for play and learning for all ages, even babies! With winter coming, come explore all your library has to offer to help those long days become short and full of fun.

Celebrate Family Literacy Month during November at the Springfield City Library by bringing your children ages 0-5 to Make, Take, Play: Easy Homemade Toys! Play with our toys, make some of your own to take home,* and learn how you can create even more simple, inexpensive toys. Stop by to enjoy playing, singing, talking, and more! For families with children ages 0-5.

*Materials provided while supplies last.

    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM GOLD Cohort Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cindy Hutcheson   413-374-6331   chutcheson@valleyopp.com
   

Training educators in use of the GOLD online assessment tool. Preschool Enrichment Team training ECE teachers in GOLD assessment. Not library sponsored. 

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
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rec_scissors&glue 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Craft Night at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Monthly all-ages craft night. Come have fun!

    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM QRIS Updates Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joanna Doyle   781-879-2926   jdoyle@clarendonfdc.org
   

Clarendon Early Education Training. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Thursday November 13, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:30 AM SPS Dept. of Transitional Assistance Parent Volunteer Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sharon Maylor   413-787-7910   maylors@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Sponsored by the Springfield Public Schools Department of Transitional Assistance.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tiny Tots Storytime at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Celebrate Family Literacy Month at the Springfield City Library!  Join us for songs, stories, and play!  Especially for families with children aged 3-36 months.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   
   

Celebrate Family Literacy Month @ the Sixteen Acres Branch Library!  Come enjoy some stories, songs, and rhymes.  Recommended for ages 3-5.  Please preregister by calling the branch at 413-263-6858.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
elect_computer3 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Hi!Tech: Introduction to the Web Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Explore the web and how it is set up by looking at popular websites, reviewing key web terms and services, as well as learning basic web navigation and effective searching. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are assumed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Matthew.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Family Storytime at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Celebrate Family Literacy Month @ the East Forest Park Branch Library!  Families with children ages 3-8 are invited to come enjoy some stories, songs and crafts. No registration required.  Call 263-6836 for more information.

 

Storytimes    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_kidsreading 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Massachusetts Children's Book Award Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrate Family Literacy Month @ the Springfield City Library!  4th, 5th and 6th graders and your caregivers are invited to a new book club based on the books nominated for the 2014-2015 Massachusetts Children's Book Award. Today we will explore and share our opinions about The Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck by E. Fairlie.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
ent_sock_puppet.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Incredible Creatures: Paper Bag Puppets Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Mason Square is celebrating incredible creatures this fall with a four-part craft and film series!

This Thursday, make a paper-bag puppet of a creature from your imagination!

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For ages 3 to 7.

All materials provided.

    Location: Mason Square
 
rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Learn to Paint for Kids with Gifted Tones Studio Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Local artists Alberto Navarro and Karlos Torruela will teach you how to paint a masterpiece, even if you don’t have any experience painting or drawing! Alberto and Karlos are the owners of Gifted Tones, a studio that teaches artists of all levels of ability how to tap their creativity. Participants will listen to upbeat music while creating a beautiful painting to take home. This program is meant for children ages 7 and up. Refreshments will be served. Brought to you in part by Hampden Bank. 

    Location: Indian Orchard
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
ent_film-reel 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Incredible Creatures Film: Monsters Inc. Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Mason Square is celebrating incredible creatures this fall with a four-part craft and film series!

Family Film: Monsters Inc.

Join us in the Mason Square community room!  In Pixar's fourth feature-length film, monsters generate their city's power by scaring children, but they are terribly afraid themselves of being contaminated by children, so when one enters Monstropolis, top scarer Sulley finds his world disrupted. Rated G.

Watch a trailer of the movie here.

Free popcorn will be served!

 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Community Police Team Sector A Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Brown   413-787-6359   kbrown@springfieldpolice.net
   

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
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Friday November 14, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Offender Employment Specialist Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dilia L. Ramirez   617-727-5944   dramirez@cedac.org
   

Training for Workforce Development Professionals sponsored by CEDAC/Commonwealth Workforce Coalition (CWC).

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

A group of avid knitters and crocheters, "The Knit Lits," meets every Friday from 10 - 11:30 am at the East Springfield Branch Library. New members are welcome and the current members are willing to teach knitting and crochet. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee is provided and the members take turns bringing in a treat. For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit-Alongs at East Forest Park Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Beginning and advanced knitters and crocheters are invited to share ideas and learn a new skill. Bring a knitting or crochet project you are currently working on. Complete beginner or clueless? Bring a ball of worsted weight yarn and a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook, or a pair of size 8 or 10 knitting needles and we will show you the basics. Projects for donating to area organizations will also be created. The Knit-alongs meet every Friday at 1 pm. For more information, contact Linda at the branch.


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday November 15, 2014 Go To Top
ent_manga_girl.GIF 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Springfield Library Chibiconn Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

9:30-10:30   Sugar a little snow fairy episodes 1-2

Season Fairies create and control the weather using special musical instruments. Sugar, an apprentice Snow Fairy, and her friends Salt and Pepper, all want to become full-fledged Season Fairies. They enlist the somewhat unwilling help of Saga, a human girl who can see Season Fairies.  (Ages 10+)

10:30-11:30 Eyeshield 21 episodes 1-2

Kobayakawa Sena is a little guy who always get picked on by the bullies in school. To avoid them, he has become swift and fast in his movements. Coincidentally, Hiruma Youichi and Kurita Ryukan are looking for a fast running back for their American Football team  and want to put Sena in the team.  (Ages 13+)

11:30-12:30 Somedays Dreamers episodes 1-2

Yume is a 15-year old girl from the countryside of Japan. The only thing unusual about this ordinary girl is her ability to use magic! This summer, Yume reached the age required by the government to begin an apprenticeship to harness her natural talents and become a licensed wizard  (Ages 13+)

12:30-1:30 TBA Anime Presentation

1:30-3:00 Chibiconn Trivia contest

Do you know everything there is to know about Attack on Titan? Can you tell us Tony Stark’s middle name? Then you’ll want to join us for the Chibiconn Trivia contest! Come show off your knowledge off all things geek! Prizes will be awarded

3:00-4:30 North East Ghostbusters Alliance: Taskforce Ecto

The members of N.E.G.A.T.E  will be joining us at Chibiconn this year to talk about their adventures touring the events circuit, what it takes to create their equipment, and most important of all……why they aint afraid of no ghost! Who you gonna call for fun? The Ghostbusters!

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  3:00 PM NACA Homebuyer Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jacqueline Maldonado   413-788-6220   jmaldonado@naca.com
   

Not a library sponsored event.

 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_treasurechest 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Make, Take, Play: Easy Homemade Toys Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Libraries are not just places to borrow books – they are places for play and learning for all ages, even babies! With winter coming, come explore all your library has to offer to help those long days become short and full of fun.

Celebrate Family Literacy Month during November at the Springfield City Library by bringing your children ages 0-5 to Make, Take, Play: Easy Homemade Toys! Play with our toys, make some of your own to take home,* and learn how you can create even more simple, inexpensive toys. Stop by to enjoy playing, singing, talking, and more! For families with children ages 0-5.

*Materials provided while supplies last.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
office_pencil 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Vitamin P for Poetry: a Poetry Writing Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Once a month, get a dose of poetry. In the first hour, come prepared to read and to discuss poems by established poets. In the second hour, engage in writing prompts inspired by the very poems we read together and then share aloud your ideas for new poems. Facilitated by local award-winning multilingual poet and educator, María Luisa Arroyo.

Poetry Classes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Celebrate Family Literacy Month @ the Springfield City Library!  Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_treasurechest 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Make, Take, Play: Easy Homemade Toys Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Libraries are not just places to borrow books – they are places for play and learning for all ages, even babies! With winter coming, come explore all your library has to offer to help those long days become short and full of fun.

Celebrate Family Literacy Month during November at the Springfield City Library by bringing your children ages 0-5 to Make, Take, Play: Easy Homemade Toys! Play with our toys, make some of your own to take home,* and learn how you can create even more simple, inexpensive toys. Stop by to enjoy playing, singing, talking, and more! For families with children ages 0-5.

*Materials provided while supplies last.

    Location: Central Library Children's Room
Sunday November 16, 2014 Go To Top
ent_manga_girl.GIF 12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Springfield Library Chibiconn Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

12:30-1:00 Open social time

1:00-2:30pm Speaker Aaron Wood

Aaron Wood is a graphic designer currently residing in the state of Massachusetts. The artist on the comic "Captain Drew and His Crew of Two", he is also known for his work with his art that has a social media or pop culture angle to it. When not working on a project, he is to be found cooking up a plot to score some lobster.

2:30-3:30: Cosplay is for Everyone presentation

Come and talk cosplay with some of New England’s friendliest convention cosplayers.

3:30-4:30 Cosplay Contest

Join us to show Chibiconn your latest cosplay creation. Prizes will be awarded!

4:30  Art contest Judging

Throughout the weekend, enter our art contest and have your work displayed for all to see. Prizes will be awarded at this time.

 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Monday November 17, 2014 -  Saturday November 22, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_turkey Tommy Turkey Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres    413-263-6858   llajoie@springfieldlibrary.org
   

It's almost Thanksgiving and Farmer Brown is on the hunt for his Thanksgiving Day meal.  What's a turkey to do?  Come visit the Sixteen Acres Branch Library during the week of November 17-22 and look for Tommy Turkey in the Children’s Department where he decides to hide out hoping he will be safe from the farmer.  Have fun finding Tommy Turkey's location,  win a small prize and a raffle ticket to enter our book raffle.

 
    Location: Sixteen Acres
Monday November 17, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wee Ones Storytime at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrate Family Literacy Month @ the Indian Orchard Branch Library!  Come enjoy some stories, songs, and fun rhymes. Recommended for children 1-2 years old and their parents and/or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6846 to preregister.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
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misc_usflag 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Hire a Veteran Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reggie Wilson   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

On Monday, November 17, from 1:30 to 4:30 pm, Springfield City Library will host Hire a Veteran Springfield at the Concepcion (Greenleaf) Community Center, 1187 1/2 Parker St. Hire a Veteran Springfield will feature opportunities for veterans and non-military job seekers to talk to a variety of area employers about job offerings at their companies. Participants can also find out from highly trained professionals what benefits and opportunities are available for veterans. Admissions personnel from area colleges and vocational schools will be on hand to provide career guidance and information on programs available for veterans.

The Concepcion (Greenleaf) Center is located next door to the Sixteen Acres Branch Library.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in between 3 and 5 pm on Mondays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wellspring Cooperative Corporation Membership Assembly Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fred Rose   413-522-2204   frose@pubpol.umass.edu
   

Membership meeting of the Wellspring Cooperative Corporation. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  7:45 PM PCA Workshop - Medication Safety Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linnea Rego   617-284-1216   linnea.rego@1199funds.org
   

1199 SEIU Training. Not Library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_book_pencil 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Kids' Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Celebrate Family Literacy Month @ the Springfield City Library!  We'll read a few chapters of an awesome book together, followed by a creative activity inspired by the story.  Each week we'll sample a new book (and snack!).  No quizzes, no reports, just fun!  Space is limited; preregistration is recommended. Call the Children's Room at 413-263-6828 ext 201. September 15 - November 17.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday November 18, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Hi!Tech: Help with Online Shopping Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Using the web for shopping can be fun & convenient, but has some complications too. Review key websites for online shopping, their good use, and security issues to help make sure your shopping experiences are useful and safe. Experience with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed, and completion of Introduction to the Web is recommended. Led by Linda.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Celebrate Family Literacy Month at the Forest Park Branch Library!  Come and enjoy moving to music, learning some new rhymes and songs and hearing a story. Recommended for children 1 1/2 - 3 years old and their parents or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6843 to preregister.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Celebrate Family Literacy Month at the Springfield City Library!  Join us for stories, songs, and a craft!  Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.  Preregistration required only if you are bringing more than four children.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_computer3 11:00 AM  -  11:00 PM !*#%! Computers! at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Are you frustrated by computers? Let us shoot those troubles away! Come with your questions or fears and we will lend a helping hand, leading you toward greater computer control. Beginners and experienced computer users are welcomed.

    Location: Forest Park
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in between 3 and 5 pm on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

    Location: Brightwood
 
food_salad 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Tasty Tuesdays at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood    413-263-6805   
   

Experience a new flavor. Learn how to make a tasty snack. For tweens and teens.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
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rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard Lego Questers for Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Become a LEGO Quester by completing 52 LEGO Quests (or build your own!). Open to children 7-12. Space is limited to 15 Questers. Tuesdays from 4-5pm.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_dance1 5:15 PM  -  6:15 PM Zumba! at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

Join us for Zumba, a dance fitness program, on the first and third Tuesday of the month, beginning October 21!

Zumba incorporates the choreography and music of hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue, reggaeton, flamenco, tango, mambo and martial arts. Squats and lunges are also included. The exercises include music with fast and slow rhythms, as well as resistance training. Zumba is for everyone! - Free! -

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Wednesday November 19, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime at Mason Square Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

Celebrate Family Literacy Month at the Mason Square Branch Library!  Join us every Wednesday morning for stories, songs, and crafts. For ages 3 to 8, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_treasurechest 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Make, Take, Play: Easy Homemade Toys Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Libraries are not just places to borrow books – they are places for play and learning for all ages, even babies! With winter coming, come explore all your library has to offer to help those long days become short and full of fun.

Celebrate Family Literacy Month during November at the Springfield City Library by bringing your children ages 0-5 to Make, Take, Play: Easy Homemade Toys! Play with our toys, make some of your own to take home,* and learn how you can create even more simple, inexpensive toys. Stop by to enjoy playing, singing, talking, and more! For families with children ages 0-5.

*Materials provided while supplies last.

    Location: Mason Square
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Foster Grandparent Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andrew R. Cade   413-739-7211 x 110   Andrew6503@aol.com
   

Foster grandparent in-service training sponsored by the Urban League. Not a library sponsored event. 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM State Sen. James Welch Office Hours at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: James Welch   413-737-7756   vanessa.ford@mass.senate.gov
   

State Senator James T. Welch will hold community office hours for constituents on the third Wednesday of every month from 1-3 pm at the Indian Orchard Branch Library.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
ent_circ_tentsm 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Building Circus for Teens at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Join us for an afternoon of circus! Professional performers will be visiting the library to share their talents and teach their tricks: come learn to juggle, spin plates, bounce flower sticks, and much, much more. You won't believe what you can do!

Building Circus is a nonprofit group made up of professional circus performers and educators in the Boston area. 

 

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM School Nursing Updates Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michele Foley   413-787-7643   foleymi@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Springfield Public Schools Nursing Department extended day. Not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_book_red 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM American Girl Club Meetings Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrate Family Literacy Month @ the East Springfield Branch Library!  Based on the American Girl books, this free club for ages 6 to 14 meets monthly on the third Wednesday. Come make a craft and enjoy a snack based on the time period of the girl chosen each month!

    Location: East Springfield
 
school_chemistry1 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Science Squad at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This series of programs will explore eight different scientific areas with engaging, hands-on activities tailored to school-aged children. Each program will include a brief discussion of scientific principles, getting hands-on by making models or examples, and “science in action,” where Science Squad! members conduct experiments and work with their models. Ages 8-12.

Week 8: Egg Drop Science – Explore the world of gravity, engineering, and more, and design your own container to see how far you can drop an egg without it smashing!

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Pajama Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrate Family Literacy Month at the East Springfield Branch Library!  All ages welcome to come in their pajamas and enjoy stories and songs. Stuffed animals also welcome.

Stop by or call the branch to preregister.

 

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_book3 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM East Forest Park Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Grodofsky   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss  Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson.

Note: meeting date changed from last Wednesday because of holiday.
  
The East Forest Park Book Discussion Group meets every month from 6 - 7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month. We select a new book to discuss every month. Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
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rec_games 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Board Game Night Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

The whole family is invited to the East Forest Park Branch Library to play some cool, classic board games including Candy Land, Connect Four, Sorry, Chutes and Ladders, Monoploy, Boggle Jr., Checkers and other fun board games. Board games enhance math and communication skills as well as sportsmanship. It's a great way to spend some quality time with your family. We will provide some yummy snacks to keep you energized!

    Location: East Forest Park
 
ent_circ_tentsm 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Building Circus for Teens at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   
   

Join us for an evening of circus! Professional performers will be visiting the library to share their talents and teach their tricks: come learn to juggle, spin plates, bounce flower sticks, and much, much more. You won't believe what you can do!

Building Circus is a nonprofit group made up of professional circus performers and educators in the Boston area.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Thursday November 20, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tiny Tots Storytime at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Celebrate Family Literacy Month at the Springfield City Library!  Join us for songs, stories, and play!  Especially for families with children aged 3-36 months.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   
   

Celebrate Family Literacy Month @ the Sixteen Acres Branch Library!  Come enjoy some stories, songs, and rhymes.  Recommended for ages 3-5.  Please preregister by calling the branch at 413-263-6858.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
elect_computer3 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Hi!Tech: Introduction to Excel Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Excel can help manage household and small business budgets and with creating address books, membership lists, and much more. This class covers spreadsheets, formulas, and data entry. Basic computer knowledge is assumed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Anna.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 7 spaces available.
 
office_meeting1 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Circle in the Square at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

The Circle in the Square program has been meeting on every fourth Thursday from 1:30pm to 3:00pm for over three years. Most participants either live in or have lived in Mason Square or surrounding neighborhoods. Though occasionally the meetings feature speakers from local libraries, museums, or colleges, most conversation is generated by participants who are bound together by the common experience of having lived in the area.

Come share your memories and hopes for the future.

Coffee and doughnuts served.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
office_meeting1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Advisory Group at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you have ideas about the library's teen programs and collections? Join the new Teen Advisory Group at Forest Park and let your voice be heard! Don't miss this great opportunity to speak your mind, develop leadership skills, and make new friends! Call the branch for more information.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Family Storytime at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Celebrate Family Literacy Month @ the East Forest Park Branch Library!  Families with children ages 3-8 are invited to come enjoy some stories, songs and crafts. No registration required.  Call 263-6836 for more information.

 

Storytimes    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
lib_book3 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Get Wimpy: A Diary of a Wimpy Kid Celebration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrate Family Literacy Month @ the Mason Square Branch Library!  We’re having a Diary of a Wimpy Kid celebration to mark the release of The Long Haul, the brand-new book in the series. Enjoy Wimpy Kid-related games, including making masks based on series’ characters, toilet paper races (pairing up and seeing who can wrap their partner up in toilet paper the fastest), and Wimpy Kid bingo. Enter our raffle for a chance to win a copy of the brand new Wimpy Kid book. Light refreshments will be served. Ages 6-12.

    Location: Mason Square
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Community Police Team Sector Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Brown   413-787-6359   kbrown@springfieldpolice.net
   

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM PJ Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrate Family Literacy Month @ the Forest Park Branch Library!  Share the time honored tradition of bedtime stories and snack at our monthly family event. No registration is needed.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
Friday November 21, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Offender Employment Specialist Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dilia L. Ramirez   617-727-5944   dramirez@cedac.org
   

Training for Workforce Development Professionals sponsored by CEDAC/Commonwealth Workforce Coalition (CWC).

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
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misc_none 9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM REFORMA Northeast Chapter Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Haydee C. Hodis   (413) 263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Hosting the Reforma Northeast Chapter (MA RI CT NY NJ PA) Bi-monthly membership meeting.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

A group of avid knitters and crocheters, "The Knit Lits," meets every Friday from 10 - 11:30 am at the East Springfield Branch Library. New members are welcome and the current members are willing to teach knitting and crochet. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee is provided and the members take turns bringing in a treat. For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit-Alongs at East Forest Park Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Beginning and advanced knitters and crocheters are invited to share ideas and learn a new skill. Bring a knitting or crochet project you are currently working on. Complete beginner or clueless? Bring a ball of worsted weight yarn and a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook, or a pair of size 8 or 10 knitting needles and we will show you the basics. Projects for donating to area organizations will also be created. The Knit-alongs meet every Friday at 1 pm. For more information, contact Linda at the branch.


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday November 22, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Celebrate Family Literacy Month @ the Springfield City Library!  Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday November 24, 2014 -  Sunday November 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Scavenger Hunt at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Celebrate Family Literacy Month @ the Springfield City Library!  Come in during any open hours this week, grab a clue sheet, search the room for the pictures that answer the clues, bring your sheet to the desk, and claim your prize!  Ages 5-12.

    Location: Central Library Children's Room
Monday November 24, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wee Ones Storytime at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrate Family Literacy Month @ the Indian Orchard Branch Library!  Come enjoy some stories, songs, and fun rhymes. Recommended for children 1-2 years old and their parents and/or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6846 to preregister.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_computer1 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Hi!Tech: Computer Clinic Focus on Resumes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Grodofsky   413-263-6836 or 6843   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you have a question about using a computer whether it be email, word processing, or something you saw on the web? Drop by the East Forest Park Branch Library and let Linda help you. The workshop begins with a twenty-minute overview of creating a resume, and then is opened to questions and free exploration. New and experienced computer users are welcomed.

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in between 3 and 5 pm on Mondays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
Tuesday November 25, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Celebrate Family Literacy Month at the Forest Park Branch Library!  Come and enjoy moving to music, learning some new rhymes and songs and hearing a story. Recommended for children 1 1/2 - 3 years old and their parents or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6843 to preregister.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Celebrate Family Literacy Month at the Springfield City Library!  Join us for stories, songs, and a craft!  Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.  Preregistration required only if you are bringing more than four children.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_video_camera2 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game ON! Video Gaming for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in and play your favorite Wii games in the community room! Snacks provided. For teens and tweens.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
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rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in between 3 and 5 pm on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

    Location: Brightwood
 
holiday_cornucopia 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Tasty Tuesdays at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

It's a special Thanksgiving Tasty Tuesday!  Stop by and make a pre-Thanksgiving treat to celebrate the season!

This program is for teens and tweens. Food will be available while supplies last.

    Location: Forest Park
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard Lego Questers for Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Become a LEGO Quester by completing 52 LEGO Quests (or build your own!). Open to children 7-12. Space is limited to 15 Questers. Tuesdays from 4-5pm.

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday November 26, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_turkey 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Thanksgiving Day Eve: All Libraries Close at 5 pm Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All Springfield City Library locations will close at 5 pm on Thanksgiving Day Eve. The Central Library will be open on this Wednesday from 9 am - 5 pm.
 

    Location: All Library Locations
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime at Mason Square Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

Celebrate Family Literacy Month at the Mason Square Branch Library!  Join us every Wednesday morning for stories, songs, and crafts. For ages 3 to 8, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kid Flicks 380: Jumanji Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Join us in the community room for a screening of Jumanji.

When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped in it for decades and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game. Starring Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, Bonnie Hunt. Rated PG.

Popcorn will be served!

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Lego Library Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park    413-263-6836   
   

Come join the East Forest Park Branch Library on the last Wednesday of every month from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.. We will explore a different Lego theme every month.  Children ages 5-12 are encouraged to build a creation based on a suggested theme.This program would enhance social interaction skills and creativity. Children's creations will be displayed each month at the library.

    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday November 27, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_turkey Thanksgiving Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving.

 


 

    Location: All Library Locations
Friday November 28, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

A group of avid knitters and crocheters, "The Knit Lits," meets every Friday from 10 - 11:30 am at the East Springfield Branch Library. New members are welcome and the current members are willing to teach knitting and crochet. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee is provided and the members take turns bringing in a treat. For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit-Alongs at East Forest Park Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Beginning and advanced knitters and crocheters are invited to share ideas and learn a new skill. Bring a knitting or crochet project you are currently working on. Complete beginner or clueless? Bring a ball of worsted weight yarn and a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook, or a pair of size 8 or 10 knitting needles and we will show you the basics. Projects for donating to area organizations will also be created. The Knit-alongs meet every Friday at 1 pm. For more information, contact Linda at the branch.


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday November 29, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Fiction Book Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Are you a teen or tween who likes to read fiction? Join other reading fans once a month to discuss your favorite books. The book for November is Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliet. You can sign up ahead of time by calling the branch or just drop in. Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk.

Description of Chasing Vermeer: When strange and seemingly unrelated events start to happen and a precious Vermeer painting disappears, eleven-year-olds Petra and Calder combine their talents to try to solve an international art scandal.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Celebrate Family Literacy Month @ the Springfield City Library!  Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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Monday December 1, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wee Ones Storytime at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come enjoy some stories, songs, and fun rhymes. Recommended for children 1-2 years old and their parents and/or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6846 to preregister.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in between 3 and 5 pm on Mondays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  7:45 PM PCA Workshop - Nutrition and Diabetes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linnea Rego   617-284-1216   linnea.rego@1199funds.org
   

1199 SEIU Training. Not Library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday December 2, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Celebrate Family Literacy Month at the Forest Park Branch Library!  Come and enjoy moving to music, learning some new rhymes and songs and hearing a story. Recommended for children 1 1/2 - 3 years old and their parents or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6843 to preregister.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in between 3 and 5 pm on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

    Location: Brightwood
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard Lego Questers for Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Become a LEGO Quester by completing 52 LEGO Quests (or build your own!). Open to children 7-12. Space is limited to 15 Questers. Tuesdays from 4-5pm.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_dance1 5:15 PM  -  6:15 PM Zumba! at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

Join us for Zumba, a dance fitness program, on the first and third Tuesday of the month, beginning October 21!

Zumba incorporates the choreography and music of hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue, reggaeton, flamenco, tango, mambo and martial arts. Squats and lunges are also included. The exercises include music with fast and slow rhythms, as well as resistance training. Zumba is for everyone! - Free! -

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Wednesday December 3, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Share your recent reads at this lively and long-running book group, and gain exposure to new authors and titles. We're always open to new members - join us!

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime at Mason Square Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

Celebrate Family Literacy Month at the Mason Square Branch Library!  Join us every Wednesday morning for stories, songs, and crafts. For ages 3 to 8, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM East Springfield Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

The East Springfield Book Group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at noon. In this informal roundtable, members talk about what they're reading and share recommendations in any genre. Join us and widen your book-reading horizons! For more information, contact the branch.


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
office_meeting1 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Library Commissioners Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carol   413-263-6828 x290   
   

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

Library Commission    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
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Thursday December 4, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luis Manzi   413-747-0090, x201   lmanzi@newnorthcc.org
   

New North Citizen's Council staff meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM OST (Out of School Time) Cohort Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathy Coleman   413-427-1959   kacoleman55@gmail.com
   

Preschool Enrichment Team meeting with local after school program directors. Not a Library sponsored event.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   
   

Thursdays, 10:30 a.m., October 16 - December 4, ages 3-5, Sixteen Acres Community Room. 

Come enjoy some stories, songs, and rhymes.  Recommended for ages 3-5.  Please preregister by calling the branch at 413-263-6858.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Game ON! Video Gaming for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Amatrudo   413-263-6843   
   

Drop in and play your favorite Wii games in the community room! Snacks provided. For teens and tweens.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Public Hearing on Final Charter School Application Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lee DeLorenzo   781-338-3224   ldelorenzo@doe.mass.edu
   

MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education public hearing. Not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Friday December 5, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Offender Employment Specialist Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dilia L. Ramirez   617-727-5944   dramirez@cedac.org
   

Training for Workforce Development Professionals sponsored by CEDAC/Commonwealth Workforce Coalition (CWC).

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

A group of avid knitters and crocheters, "The Knit Lits," meets every Friday from 10 - 11:30 am at the East Springfield Branch Library. New members are welcome and the current members are willing to teach knitting and crochet. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee is provided and the members take turns bringing in a treat. For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit-Alongs at East Forest Park Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Beginning and advanced knitters and crocheters are invited to share ideas and learn a new skill. Bring a knitting or crochet project you are currently working on. Complete beginner or clueless? Bring a ball of worsted weight yarn and a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook, or a pair of size 8 or 10 knitting needles and we will show you the basics. Projects for donating to area organizations will also be created. The Knit-alongs meet every Friday at 1 pm. For more information, contact Linda at the branch.


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday December 6, 2014 Go To Top
misc_rocks1 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Runes and Nordic Legends Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Find out about one of the most ancient alphabets! Runes were used in northern Europe for centuries before Latin, and Runic magic was very important to the Vikings. Learn more about this enchanting system, and be entertained by its magic, beauty, and interest.
Led by Anthony McPherson, this presentation is good for older teens and adults.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday December 8, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wee Ones Storytime at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come enjoy some stories, songs, and fun rhymes. Recommended for children 1-2 years old and their parents and/or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6846 to preregister.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in between 3 and 5 pm on Mondays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
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office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
Tuesday December 9, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Celebrate Family Literacy Month at the Forest Park Branch Library!  Come and enjoy moving to music, learning some new rhymes and songs and hearing a story. Recommended for children 1 1/2 - 3 years old and their parents or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6843 to preregister.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Noon Hour Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris Kasputis   413-263-6828 x442   ckasputis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The Noon Book Group meets at the Springfield City Library, 220 State Street in the lower level Community Room on the second Tuesday of each month from noon to 1:00 p.m. Newcomers are always welcome. Ask for a copy of the book at the Second Level (Rotunda) Circulation Desk. Copies of each book are kept at the desk during the month prior to the selection discussion.

This month's selection is Sweet Tooth: a novel by Ian McEwan (2012).
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_video_camera2 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game ON! Video Gaming for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in and play your favorite Wii games in the community room! Snacks provided. For teens and tweens.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in between 3 and 5 pm on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

    Location: Brightwood
 
food_salad 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Tasty Tuesdays at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Learn how to make a tasty afterschool snack!

This program is for tweens and teens. While supplies last.

Forest Park    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard Lego Questers for Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Become a LEGO Quester by completing 52 LEGO Quests (or build your own!). Open to children 7-12. Space is limited to 15 Questers. Tuesdays from 4-5pm.

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday December 10, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime at Mason Square Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

Celebrate Family Literacy Month at the Mason Square Branch Library!  Join us every Wednesday morning for stories, songs, and crafts. For ages 3 to 8, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Monthly District Meeting of the SPS Librarians Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachele Centore   413-787-7447   centorer@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Monthly District meeting of the Springfield Public Schools Librarians. Not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_games 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Gaming, Unplugged! at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Board games galore -- such as Apples to Apples, Settlers of Catan, Candyland, Chess and more! Play games of luck from your childhood, or games of strategy, or perhaps try a new game.  Drop in with your friends. Space is limited so come early!

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM GOLD Cohort Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cindy Hutcheson   413-374-6331   chutcheson@valleyopp.com
   

Training educators in use of the GOLD online assessment tool. Preschool Enrichment Team training ECE teachers in GOLD assessment. Not library sponsored. 

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Craft Night at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Monthly all-ages craft night. Come have fun!

    Location: East Springfield
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Thursday December 11, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Massachusetts Childrens Book Award Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

4th, 5th and 6th graders and your caregivers are invited to a new book club based on the books nominated for the 2014-2015 Massachusetts Children's Book Award.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Community Check-Up Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Wanda Givens   413-206-5512   wgivens@mshtf.org
   

Mason Square Health Task Force meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Community Police Team Sector A Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Brown   413-787-6359   kbrown@springfieldpolice.net
   

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Friday December 12, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

A group of avid knitters and crocheters, "The Knit Lits," meets every Friday from 10 - 11:30 am at the East Springfield Branch Library. New members are welcome and the current members are willing to teach knitting and crochet. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee is provided and the members take turns bringing in a treat. For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit-Alongs at East Forest Park Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Beginning and advanced knitters and crocheters are invited to share ideas and learn a new skill. Bring a knitting or crochet project you are currently working on. Complete beginner or clueless? Bring a ball of worsted weight yarn and a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook, or a pair of size 8 or 10 knitting needles and we will show you the basics. Projects for donating to area organizations will also be created. The Knit-alongs meet every Friday at 1 pm. For more information, contact Linda at the branch.


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday December 13, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM NACA Homebuyer Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jacqueline Maldonado   413-788-6220   jmaldonado@naca.com
   

Not a library sponsored event.

 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_book3 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Zombie Fiction Book Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lipshires   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Are you a teen or tween who likes to read fiction about zombies? Once a month join other zombie novel fans to discuss your favorite books. December’s novel, which is the fifth in The Enemy series by Charlie Higson, is The Fallen. You may sign up ahead of time by calling the branch, or just drop in. Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk.

Description of The Fallen: Hiding in London's Natural History Museum from a brutal disease that has transformed adults into zombies, the Holloway kids desperately search for medical supplies that will provide a cure.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
ent_microphone2 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Vitamin P for Poetry: Reading Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard    413-263-6846   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join your friends and neighbors as they share their inspired poetry in this public reading. Local poets will share their work in this family-friendly, bilingual event (Spanish & English). Copies of the poets' books and audio materials will be available for sale at the reading. Preregistration is required for all poets who would like to read. The emcee, award winning poet Maria Luisa Arroyo, will accept as many entries as can be accommodated in this two hour reading. Please preregister by calling 413-263-6846, or sign up online.

 

 

Poetry Classes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday December 14, 2014 Go To Top
ent_note 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rotunda Rhythms: La Dawn Owens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Singing diva La Dawn Owens will entertain with an exciting selection of rhythm & blues favorites. Good for the entire family, La Dawn brings energy, enthusiam, and power to all of her cover songs adding electricity and style to every stage.

Rotunda Rhythms Concerts    
    Location: Central Library Rotunda
Monday December 15, 2014 -  Saturday December 20, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Elf on the Shelf Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Come visit the Sixteen Acres Branch Library during the week of December 15-20 and look for the Elf on the Shelf, which is hidden in the Children's Department.   Once the Elf is found, receive a small prize and a raffle ticket to enter our book raffle.

Monday December 15, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wee Ones Storytime at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come enjoy some stories, songs, and fun rhymes. Recommended for children 1-2 years old and their parents and/or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6846 to preregister.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
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rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in between 3 and 5 pm on Mondays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
Tuesday December 16, 2014 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in between 3 and 5 pm on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

    Location: Brightwood
 
food_salad 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Tasty Tuesdays at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood    413-263-6805   
   

Experience a new flavor. Learn how to make a tasty snack. For tweens and teens.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard Lego Questers for Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Become a LEGO Quester by completing 52 LEGO Quests (or build your own!). Open to children 7-12. Space is limited to 15 Questers. Tuesdays from 4-5pm.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_dance1 5:15 PM  -  6:15 PM Zumba! at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

Join us for Zumba, a dance fitness program, on the first and third Tuesday of the month, beginning October 21!

Zumba incorporates the choreography and music of hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue, reggaeton, flamenco, tango, mambo and martial arts. Squats and lunges are also included. The exercises include music with fast and slow rhythms, as well as resistance training. Zumba is for everyone! - Free! -

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Wednesday December 17, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Share your recent reads at this lively and long-running book group, and gain exposure to new authors and titles. We're always open to new members - join us.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime at Mason Square Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

Celebrate Family Literacy Month at the Mason Square Branch Library!  Join us every Wednesday morning for stories, songs, and crafts. For ages 3 to 8, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Foster Grandparent Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andrew R. Cade   413-739-7211 x 110   Andrew6503@aol.com
   

Foster grandparent in-service training sponsored by the Urban League. Not a library sponsored event. 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM State Sen. James Welch Office Hours at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: James Welch   413-737-7756   vanessa.ford@mass.senate.gov
   

State Senator James T. Welch will hold community office hours for constituents on the third Wednesday of every month from 1-3 pm at the Indian Orchard Branch Library.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM School Nursing Updates Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michele Foley   413-787-7643   foleymi@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Springfield Public Schools Nursing Department extended day. Not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_book_red 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM American Girl Club Meetings Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Based on the American Girl books, this free club for ages 6 to 14 meets monthly on the third Wednesday. Come make a craft and enjoy a snack based on the time period of the girl chosen each month!

    Location: East Springfield
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lib_book3 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM East Forest Park Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Grodofsky   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple.

Note: meeting date changed from last Wednesday because of holiday.
  
The East Forest Park Book Discussion Group meets every month from 6 - 7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month. We select a new book to discuss every month. Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday December 18, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Introduction to the Web Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Peggy Dialessi   413-263-6846   pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Introduction to the Web: Explore the web and how it is set-up by looking at popular websites; reviewing key web terms, navigation, and web services; practicing effective searching, and more. Experience with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed. Led by Peggy.

    Location: Indian Orchard
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
office_meeting1 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Circle in the Square at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

The Circle in the Square program has been meeting on every fourth Thursday from 1:30pm to 3:00pm for over three years. Most participants either live in or have lived in Mason Square or surrounding neighborhoods. Though occasionally the meetings feature speakers from local libraries, museums, or colleges, most conversation is generated by participants who are bound together by the common experience of having lived in the area.

Come share your memories and hopes for the future.

Coffee and doughnuts served.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 5:15 PM  -  8:15 PM Read/Write/Now Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Janet Kelly   413-263-6839   jkelly@springfieldlibrary.org
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Community Police Team Sector Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Brown   413-787-6359   kbrown@springfieldpolice.net
   

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM PJ Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Share the time honored tradition of bedtime stories and snack at our monthly family event. No registration is needed.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
Friday December 19, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

A group of avid knitters and crocheters, "The Knit Lits," meets every Friday from 10 - 11:30 am at the East Springfield Branch Library. New members are welcome and the current members are willing to teach knitting and crochet. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee is provided and the members take turns bringing in a treat. For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit-Alongs at East Forest Park Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Beginning and advanced knitters and crocheters are invited to share ideas and learn a new skill. Bring a knitting or crochet project you are currently working on. Complete beginner or clueless? Bring a ball of worsted weight yarn and a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook, or a pair of size 8 or 10 knitting needles and we will show you the basics. Projects for donating to area organizations will also be created. The Knit-alongs meet every Friday at 1 pm. For more information, contact Linda at the branch.


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday December 20, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:45 PM PCA Workshop - Body Mechanics Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linnea Rego   617-284-1216   linnea.rego@1199funds.org
   

1199 SEIU Training. Not Library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Saturday Stories and Snacks at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Moms and Dads, sons and daughters, and family members of all kinds, join Miss Meg in the Children’s Room for stories and yummy snacks (and coffee for the adults). For ages 3-5. Space is limited so preregistration is encouraged. Preregister by calling 413-263-6846.

September 6, October 18, November 8, and December 20.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
nat_snow 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Holiday Used Book Sale at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Need to finish your holiday shopping? Join us in the Mason Square Community Room for a used book sale.

We'll be serving hot chocolate and selling books of all kinds -- novels, mysteries, urban fiction, how-to's, YA, children's books and more.

Paperbacks and children's books will cost $.50 each --

Hardcovers will sell for $1.00 --

Or buy a Friends' tote bag for $5.00 and fill with it as many books as you can!

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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Monday December 22, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wee Ones Storytime at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come enjoy some stories, songs, and fun rhymes. Recommended for children 1-2 years old and their parents and/or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6846 to preregister.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Early Literacy Coalition meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Bimonthly meeting of community-based organizations focusing on improving early literacy practices and outcomes in Springfield.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
Tuesday December 23, 2014 Go To Top
elect_video_camera2 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game ON! Video Gaming for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in and play your favorite Wii games in the community room! Snacks provided. For teens and tweens.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard Lego Questers for Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Become a LEGO Quester by completing 52 LEGO Quests (or build your own!). Open to children 7-12. Space is limited to 15 Questers. Tuesdays from 4-5pm.

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday December 24, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_xmastree Christmas Eve: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of Christmas Eve.

 


 

    Location: All Library Locations
Thursday December 25, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_xmastree Christmas Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of Christmas.

 


 

    Location: All Library Locations
Friday December 26, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

A group of avid knitters and crocheters, "The Knit Lits," meets every Friday from 10 - 11:30 am at the East Springfield Branch Library. New members are welcome and the current members are willing to teach knitting and crochet. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee is provided and the members take turns bringing in a treat. For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit-Alongs at East Forest Park Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Beginning and advanced knitters and crocheters are invited to share ideas and learn a new skill. Bring a knitting or crochet project you are currently working on. Complete beginner or clueless? Bring a ball of worsted weight yarn and a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook, or a pair of size 8 or 10 knitting needles and we will show you the basics. Projects for donating to area organizations will also be created. The Knit-alongs meet every Friday at 1 pm. For more information, contact Linda at the branch.


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday December 27, 2014 -  Sunday January 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Scavenger Hunt at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Come in during any open hours through January 4, grab a clue sheet, search the room for the pictures that answer the clues, bring the sheet to the desk, and claim your prize!  Ages 5-12.

    Location: Central Library Children's Room
Saturday December 27, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday December 29, 2014 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
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Tuesday December 30, 2014 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard Lego Questers for Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Become a LEGO Quester by completing 52 LEGO Quests (or build your own!). Open to children 7-12. Space is limited to 15 Questers. Tuesdays from 4-5pm.

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday December 31, 2014 Go To Top
misc_party1 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM New Year's Eve: All Libraries Closed at 5 pm Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All Springfield City Library locations will be closed at 5 pm on New Year's Eve. The Central Library will be open on this Wednesday from 9 am - 5 pm.
 

    Location: All Library Locations
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime at Mason Square Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

Celebrate Family Literacy Month at the Mason Square Branch Library!  Join us every Wednesday morning for stories, songs, and crafts. For ages 3 to 8, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Thursday January 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_party1 New Year's Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of New Year's Day.

 

    Location: All Library Locations
Friday January 2, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

A group of avid knitters and crocheters, "The Knit Lits," meets every Friday from 10 - 11:30 am at the East Springfield Branch Library. New members are welcome and the current members are willing to teach knitting and crochet. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee is provided and the members take turns bringing in a treat. For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit-Alongs at East Forest Park Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Beginning and advanced knitters and crocheters are invited to share ideas and learn a new skill. Bring a knitting or crochet project you are currently working on. Complete beginner or clueless? Bring a ball of worsted weight yarn and a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook, or a pair of size 8 or 10 knitting needles and we will show you the basics. Projects for donating to area organizations will also be created. The Knit-alongs meet every Friday at 1 pm. For more information, contact Linda at the branch.


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Monday January 5, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
Wednesday January 7, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM East Springfield Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

The East Springfield Book Group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at noon. In this informal roundtable, members talk about what they're reading and share recommendations in any genre. Join us and widen your book-reading horizons! For more information, contact the branch.

 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
Thursday January 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Community Police Team Sector A Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Brown   413-787-6359   kbrown@springfieldpolice.net
   

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Friday January 9, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

A group of avid knitters and crocheters, "The Knit Lits," meets every Friday from 10 - 11:30 am at the East Springfield Branch Library. New members are welcome and the current members are willing to teach knitting and crochet. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee is provided and the members take turns bringing in a treat. For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit-Alongs at East Forest Park Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Beginning and advanced knitters and crocheters are invited to share ideas and learn a new skill. Bring a knitting or crochet project you are currently working on. Complete beginner or clueless? Bring a ball of worsted weight yarn and a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook, or a pair of size 8 or 10 knitting needles and we will show you the basics. Projects for donating to area organizations will also be created. The Knit-alongs meet every Friday at 1 pm. For more information, contact Linda at the branch.


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Monday January 12, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
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Tuesday January 13, 2015 Go To Top
food_salad 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Tasty Tuesdays at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood    413-263-6805   
   

Experience a new flavor. Learn how to make a tasty snack. For tweens and teens.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Wednesday January 14, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Share your recent reads at this lively and long-running book group, and gain exposure to new authors and titles. We're always open to new members - join us!

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Monthly District Meeting of the SPS Librarians Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachele Centore   413-787-7447   centorer@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Monthly District meeting of the Springfield Public Schools Librarians. Not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM GOLD Cohort Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cindy Hutcheson   413-374-6331   chutcheson@valleyopp.com
   

Training educators in use of the GOLD online assessment tool. Preschool Enrichment Team training ECE teachers in GOLD assessment. Not library sponsored. 

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Craft Night at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Monthly all-ages craft night. Come have fun!

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday January 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 5:15 PM  -  8:15 PM Read/Write/Now Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Janet Kelly   413-263-6839   jkelly@springfieldlibrary.org
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Community Police Team Sector Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Brown   413-787-6359   kbrown@springfieldpolice.net
   

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday January 16, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

A group of avid knitters and crocheters, "The Knit Lits," meets every Friday from 10 - 11:30 am at the East Springfield Branch Library. New members are welcome and the current members are willing to teach knitting and crochet. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee is provided and the members take turns bringing in a treat. For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit-Alongs at East Forest Park Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Beginning and advanced knitters and crocheters are invited to share ideas and learn a new skill. Bring a knitting or crochet project you are currently working on. Complete beginner or clueless? Bring a ball of worsted weight yarn and a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook, or a pair of size 8 or 10 knitting needles and we will show you the basics. Projects for donating to area organizations will also be created. The Knit-alongs meet every Friday at 1 pm. For more information, contact Linda at the branch.


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Monday January 19, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_MLK_face.GIF Martin Luther King Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

 

    Location: All Library Locations
Wednesday January 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Foster Grandparent Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andrew R. Cade   413-739-7211 x 110   Andrew6503@aol.com
   

Foster grandparent in-service training sponsored by the Urban League. Not a library sponsored event. 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM School Nursing Updates Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michele Foley   413-787-7643   foleymi@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Springfield Public Schools Nursing Department extended day. Not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
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Friday January 23, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

A group of avid knitters and crocheters, "The Knit Lits," meets every Friday from 10 - 11:30 am at the East Springfield Branch Library. New members are welcome and the current members are willing to teach knitting and crochet. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee is provided and the members take turns bringing in a treat. For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit-Alongs at East Forest Park Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Beginning and advanced knitters and crocheters are invited to share ideas and learn a new skill. Bring a knitting or crochet project you are currently working on. Complete beginner or clueless? Bring a ball of worsted weight yarn and a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook, or a pair of size 8 or 10 knitting needles and we will show you the basics. Projects for donating to area organizations will also be created. The Knit-alongs meet every Friday at 1 pm. For more information, contact Linda at the branch.


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Monday January 26, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
Wednesday January 28, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Share your recent reads at this lively and long-running book group, and gain exposure to new authors and titles. We're always open to new members - join us!

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Friday January 30, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

A group of avid knitters and crocheters, "The Knit Lits," meets every Friday from 10 - 11:30 am at the East Springfield Branch Library. New members are welcome and the current members are willing to teach knitting and crochet. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee is provided and the members take turns bringing in a treat. For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit-Alongs at East Forest Park Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Beginning and advanced knitters and crocheters are invited to share ideas and learn a new skill. Bring a knitting or crochet project you are currently working on. Complete beginner or clueless? Bring a ball of worsted weight yarn and a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook, or a pair of size 8 or 10 knitting needles and we will show you the basics. Projects for donating to area organizations will also be created. The Knit-alongs meet every Friday at 1 pm. For more information, contact Linda at the branch.


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday January 31, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Fiction Book Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lipshires   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Are you a teen or tween who likes to read fiction? Join other reading fans once a month to discuss your favorite books. The book for January is Z-Rex by Stephen Cole. You can sign up ahead of time by calling the branch or just drop in. Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk.

Description of Z-Rex: From Santa Fe, New Mexico, to Edinburgh, Scotland, thirteen-year-old Adam Adlar must elude police while being hunted by a dinosaur come-to-life from a virtual reality game invented by his father, who has gone missing.

    Location: East Forest Park
Monday February 2, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
Wednesday February 4, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM East Springfield Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

The East Springfield Book Group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at noon. In this informal roundtable, members talk about what they're reading and share recommendations in any genre. Join us and widen your book-reading horizons! For more information, contact the branch.

 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
Friday February 6, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

A group of avid knitters and crocheters, "The Knit Lits," meets every Friday from 10 - 11:30 am at the East Springfield Branch Library. New members are welcome and the current members are willing to teach knitting and crochet. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee is provided and the members take turns bringing in a treat. For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit-Alongs at East Forest Park Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Beginning and advanced knitters and crocheters are invited to share ideas and learn a new skill. Bring a knitting or crochet project you are currently working on. Complete beginner or clueless? Bring a ball of worsted weight yarn and a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook, or a pair of size 8 or 10 knitting needles and we will show you the basics. Projects for donating to area organizations will also be created. The Knit-alongs meet every Friday at 1 pm. For more information, contact Linda at the branch.


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Monday February 9, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
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ent_anime_naruto.GIF 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Cosplay Party for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Anime and comics fans -- get ready for Chibiconn at our Cosplay Party. Dress as your favorite character or create your own character. We'll have prizes for the best costumes, play games on the Wii (bring a game to share if you like) and make some party snacks.  Online registration is suggested but not required.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Wednesday February 11, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Share your recent reads at this lively and long-running book group, and gain exposure to new authors and titles. We're always open to new members - join us!

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Monthly District Meeting of the SPS Librarians Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachele Centore   413-787-7447   centorer@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Monthly District meeting of the Springfield Public Schools Librarians. Not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM School Nursing Updates Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michele Foley   413-787-7643   foleymi@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Springfield Public Schools Nursing Department extended day. Not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM GOLD Cohort Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cindy Hutcheson   413-374-6331   chutcheson@valleyopp.com
   

Training educators in use of the GOLD online assessment tool. Preschool Enrichment Team training ECE teachers in GOLD assessment. Not library sponsored. 

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Craft Night at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Monthly all-ages craft night. Come have fun!

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday February 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Community Police Team Sector A Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Brown   413-787-6359   kbrown@springfieldpolice.net
   

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Save for gallery opening and civil rights panel Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: C. Kelley     ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

more to come.

    Location: Mason Square
Friday February 13, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

A group of avid knitters and crocheters, "The Knit Lits," meets every Friday from 10 - 11:30 am at the East Springfield Branch Library. New members are welcome and the current members are willing to teach knitting and crochet. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee is provided and the members take turns bringing in a treat. For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit-Alongs at East Forest Park Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Beginning and advanced knitters and crocheters are invited to share ideas and learn a new skill. Bring a knitting or crochet project you are currently working on. Complete beginner or clueless? Bring a ball of worsted weight yarn and a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook, or a pair of size 8 or 10 knitting needles and we will show you the basics. Projects for donating to area organizations will also be created. The Knit-alongs meet every Friday at 1 pm. For more information, contact Linda at the branch.


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Monday February 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag Presidents' Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of Presidents' Day.

 

    Location: All Library Locations
Wednesday February 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Foster Grandparent Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andrew R. Cade   413-739-7211 x 110   Andrew6503@aol.com
   

Foster grandparent in-service training sponsored by the Urban League. Not a library sponsored event. 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
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Thursday February 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 5:15 PM  -  8:15 PM Read/Write/Now Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Janet Kelly   413-263-6839   jkelly@springfieldlibrary.org
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Community Police Team Sector Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Brown   413-787-6359   kbrown@springfieldpolice.net
   

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday February 20, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

A group of avid knitters and crocheters, "The Knit Lits," meets every Friday from 10 - 11:30 am at the East Springfield Branch Library. New members are welcome and the current members are willing to teach knitting and crochet. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee is provided and the members take turns bringing in a treat. For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit-Alongs at East Forest Park Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Beginning and advanced knitters and crocheters are invited to share ideas and learn a new skill. Bring a knitting or crochet project you are currently working on. Complete beginner or clueless? Bring a ball of worsted weight yarn and a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook, or a pair of size 8 or 10 knitting needles and we will show you the basics. Projects for donating to area organizations will also be created. The Knit-alongs meet every Friday at 1 pm. For more information, contact Linda at the branch.


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Monday February 23, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
Wednesday February 25, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Share your recent reads at this lively and long-running book group, and gain exposure to new authors and titles. We're always open to new members - join us!

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Friday February 27, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

A group of avid knitters and crocheters, "The Knit Lits," meets every Friday from 10 - 11:30 am at the East Springfield Branch Library. New members are welcome and the current members are willing to teach knitting and crochet. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee is provided and the members take turns bringing in a treat. For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit-Alongs at East Forest Park Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Beginning and advanced knitters and crocheters are invited to share ideas and learn a new skill. Bring a knitting or crochet project you are currently working on. Complete beginner or clueless? Bring a ball of worsted weight yarn and a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook, or a pair of size 8 or 10 knitting needles and we will show you the basics. Projects for donating to area organizations will also be created. The Knit-alongs meet every Friday at 1 pm. For more information, contact Linda at the branch.


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday February 28, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Fiction Book Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lipshires   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Are you a teen or tween who likes to read fiction? Join other reading fans once a month to discuss your favorite books. The book for February is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. You can sign up ahead of time by calling the branch or just drop in. Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk.

Description of The Book Thief: Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.

    Location: East Forest Park
Monday March 2, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
Wednesday March 4, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM East Springfield Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

The East Springfield Book Group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at noon. In this informal roundtable, members talk about what they're reading and share recommendations in any genre. Join us and widen your book-reading horizons! For more information, contact the branch.

 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
Friday March 6, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

A group of avid knitters and crocheters, "The Knit Lits," meets every Friday from 10 - 11:30 am at the East Springfield Branch Library. New members are welcome and the current members are willing to teach knitting and crochet. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee is provided and the members take turns bringing in a treat. For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
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rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit-Alongs at East Forest Park Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Beginning and advanced knitters and crocheters are invited to share ideas and learn a new skill. Bring a knitting or crochet project you are currently working on. Complete beginner or clueless? Bring a ball of worsted weight yarn and a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook, or a pair of size 8 or 10 knitting needles and we will show you the basics. Projects for donating to area organizations will also be created. The Knit-alongs meet every Friday at 1 pm. For more information, contact Linda at the branch.


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Monday March 9, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Cosplay Party for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Anime and comics fans -- get ready for Chibiconn at our Cosplay Party. Dress as your favorite character or create your own character. We'll have prizes for the best costumes, play games on the Wii (bring a game to share if you like) and make some party snacks.  Online registration is suggested but not required.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Wednesday March 11, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Share your recent reads at this lively and long-running book group, and gain exposure to new authors and titles. We're always open to new members - join us!

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Monthly District Meeting of the SPS Librarians Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachele Centore   413-787-7447   centorer@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Monthly District meeting of the Springfield Public Schools Librarians. Not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM GOLD Cohort Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cindy Hutcheson   413-374-6331   chutcheson@valleyopp.com
   

Training educators in use of the GOLD online assessment tool. Preschool Enrichment Team training ECE teachers in GOLD assessment. Not library sponsored. 

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Craft Night at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Monthly all-ages craft night. Come have fun!

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday March 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Community Police Team Sector A Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Brown   413-787-6359   kbrown@springfieldpolice.net
   

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Friday March 13, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

A group of avid knitters and crocheters, "The Knit Lits," meets every Friday from 10 - 11:30 am at the East Springfield Branch Library. New members are welcome and the current members are willing to teach knitting and crochet. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee is provided and the members take turns bringing in a treat. For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit-Alongs at East Forest Park Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Beginning and advanced knitters and crocheters are invited to share ideas and learn a new skill. Bring a knitting or crochet project you are currently working on. Complete beginner or clueless? Bring a ball of worsted weight yarn and a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook, or a pair of size 8 or 10 knitting needles and we will show you the basics. Projects for donating to area organizations will also be created. The Knit-alongs meet every Friday at 1 pm. For more information, contact Linda at the branch.


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Monday March 16, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
Wednesday March 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Foster Grandparent Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andrew R. Cade   413-739-7211 x 110   Andrew6503@aol.com
   

Foster grandparent in-service training sponsored by the Urban League. Not a library sponsored event. 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM School Nursing Updates Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michele Foley   413-787-7643   foleymi@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Springfield Public Schools Nursing Department extended day. Not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Thursday March 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 5:15 PM  -  8:15 PM Read/Write/Now Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Janet Kelly   413-263-6839   jkelly@springfieldlibrary.org
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Community Police Team Sector Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Brown   413-787-6359   kbrown@springfieldpolice.net
   

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday March 20, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

A group of avid knitters and crocheters, "The Knit Lits," meets every Friday from 10 - 11:30 am at the East Springfield Branch Library. New members are welcome and the current members are willing to teach knitting and crochet. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee is provided and the members take turns bringing in a treat. For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit-Alongs at East Forest Park Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Beginning and advanced knitters and crocheters are invited to share ideas and learn a new skill. Bring a knitting or crochet project you are currently working on. Complete beginner or clueless? Bring a ball of worsted weight yarn and a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook, or a pair of size 8 or 10 knitting needles and we will show you the basics. Projects for donating to area organizations will also be created. The Knit-alongs meet every Friday at 1 pm. For more information, contact Linda at the branch.


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Monday March 23, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
Wednesday March 25, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Share your recent reads at this lively and long-running book group, and gain exposure to new authors and titles. We're always open to new members - join us!

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Friday March 27, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

A group of avid knitters and crocheters, "The Knit Lits," meets every Friday from 10 - 11:30 am at the East Springfield Branch Library. New members are welcome and the current members are willing to teach knitting and crochet. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee is provided and the members take turns bringing in a treat. For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit-Alongs at East Forest Park Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Beginning and advanced knitters and crocheters are invited to share ideas and learn a new skill. Bring a knitting or crochet project you are currently working on. Complete beginner or clueless? Bring a ball of worsted weight yarn and a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook, or a pair of size 8 or 10 knitting needles and we will show you the basics. Projects for donating to area organizations will also be created. The Knit-alongs meet every Friday at 1 pm. For more information, contact Linda at the branch.


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday March 28, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Fiction Book Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lipshires   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Are you a teen or tween who likes to read fiction? Join other reading fans once a month to discuss your favorite books. The book for March is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. You can sign up ahead of time by calling the branch or just drop in. Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk.

Description of The Hunger Games: Volunteering to take the place of her beloved sister, sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen joins the annual Hunger Games, a competition hosted by the Capitol where young boys and girls are pitted against one another in a televised fight to the death.

    Location: East Forest Park
Monday March 30, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
Wednesday April 1, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM East Springfield Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

The East Springfield Book Group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at noon. In this informal roundtable, members talk about what they're reading and share recommendations in any genre. Join us and widen your book-reading horizons! For more information, contact the branch.

 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
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Friday April 3, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

A group of avid knitters and crocheters, "The Knit Lits," meets every Friday from 10 - 11:30 am at the East Springfield Branch Library. New members are welcome and the current members are willing to teach knitting and crochet. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee is provided and the members take turns bringing in a treat. For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit-Alongs at East Forest Park Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Beginning and advanced knitters and crocheters are invited to share ideas and learn a new skill. Bring a knitting or crochet project you are currently working on. Complete beginner or clueless? Bring a ball of worsted weight yarn and a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook, or a pair of size 8 or 10 knitting needles and we will show you the basics. Projects for donating to area organizations will also be created. The Knit-alongs meet every Friday at 1 pm. For more information, contact Linda at the branch.


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Sunday April 5, 2015 Go To Top
relig_easter3 Easter Sunday: Central Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Central Library will be closed in observance of Easter Sunday.

 

    Location: Central Library
Monday April 6, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
Wednesday April 8, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Share your recent reads at this lively and long-running book group, and gain exposure to new authors and titles. We're always open to new members - join us!

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Monthly District Meeting of the SPS Librarians Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachele Centore   413-787-7447   centorer@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Monthly District meeting of the Springfield Public Schools Librarians. Not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM GOLD Cohort Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cindy Hutcheson   413-374-6331   chutcheson@valleyopp.com
   

Training educators in use of the GOLD online assessment tool. Preschool Enrichment Team training ECE teachers in GOLD assessment. Not library sponsored. 

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Craft Night at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Monthly all-ages craft night. Come have fun!

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday April 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Community Police Team Sector A Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Brown   413-787-6359   kbrown@springfieldpolice.net
   

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Friday April 10, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

A group of avid knitters and crocheters, "The Knit Lits," meets every Friday from 10 - 11:30 am at the East Springfield Branch Library. New members are welcome and the current members are willing to teach knitting and crochet. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee is provided and the members take turns bringing in a treat. For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit-Alongs at East Forest Park Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Beginning and advanced knitters and crocheters are invited to share ideas and learn a new skill. Bring a knitting or crochet project you are currently working on. Complete beginner or clueless? Bring a ball of worsted weight yarn and a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook, or a pair of size 8 or 10 knitting needles and we will show you the basics. Projects for donating to area organizations will also be created. The Knit-alongs meet every Friday at 1 pm. For more information, contact Linda at the branch.


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Monday April 13, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
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ent_anime_naruto.GIF 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Cosplay Party for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Anime and comics fans -- get ready for Chibiconn at our Cosplay Party. Dress as your favorite character or create your own character. We'll have prizes for the best costumes, play games on the Wii (bring a game to share if you like) and make some party snacks.  Online registration is suggested but not required.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Wednesday April 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Foster Grandparent Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andrew R. Cade   413-739-7211 x 110   Andrew6503@aol.com
   

Foster grandparent in-service training sponsored by the Urban League. Not a library sponsored event. 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM School Nursing Updates Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michele Foley   413-787-7643   foleymi@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Springfield Public Schools Nursing Department extended day. Not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Thursday April 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 5:15 PM  -  8:15 PM Read/Write/Now Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Janet Kelly   413-263-6839   jkelly@springfieldlibrary.org
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Community Police Team Sector Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Brown   413-787-6359   kbrown@springfieldpolice.net
   

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday April 17, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

A group of avid knitters and crocheters, "The Knit Lits," meets every Friday from 10 - 11:30 am at the East Springfield Branch Library. New members are welcome and the current members are willing to teach knitting and crochet. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee is provided and the members take turns bringing in a treat. For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit-Alongs at East Forest Park Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Beginning and advanced knitters and crocheters are invited to share ideas and learn a new skill. Bring a knitting or crochet project you are currently working on. Complete beginner or clueless? Bring a ball of worsted weight yarn and a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook, or a pair of size 8 or 10 knitting needles and we will show you the basics. Projects for donating to area organizations will also be created. The Knit-alongs meet every Friday at 1 pm. For more information, contact Linda at the branch.


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Monday April 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag Patriot's Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of Patriot's Day (Massachusetts holiday).

 

    Location: All Library Locations
Wednesday April 22, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Share your recent reads at this lively and long-running book group, and gain exposure to new authors and titles. We're always open to new members - join us!

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Friday April 24, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

A group of avid knitters and crocheters, "The Knit Lits," meets every Friday from 10 - 11:30 am at the East Springfield Branch Library. New members are welcome and the current members are willing to teach knitting and crochet. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee is provided and the members take turns bringing in a treat. For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit-Alongs at East Forest Park Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Beginning and advanced knitters and crocheters are invited to share ideas and learn a new skill. Bring a knitting or crochet project you are currently working on. Complete beginner or clueless? Bring a ball of worsted weight yarn and a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook, or a pair of size 8 or 10 knitting needles and we will show you the basics. Projects for donating to area organizations will also be created. The Knit-alongs meet every Friday at 1 pm. For more information, contact Linda at the branch.


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Monday April 27, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
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Friday May 1, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

A group of avid knitters and crocheters, "The Knit Lits," meets every Friday from 10 - 11:30 am at the East Springfield Branch Library. New members are welcome and the current members are willing to teach knitting and crochet. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee is provided and the members take turns bringing in a treat. For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit-Alongs at East Forest Park Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Beginning and advanced knitters and crocheters are invited to share ideas and learn a new skill. Bring a knitting or crochet project you are currently working on. Complete beginner or clueless? Bring a ball of worsted weight yarn and a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook, or a pair of size 8 or 10 knitting needles and we will show you the basics. Projects for donating to area organizations will also be created. The Knit-alongs meet every Friday at 1 pm. For more information, contact Linda at the branch.


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Monday May 4, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
Wednesday May 6, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM East Springfield Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

The East Springfield Book Group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at noon. In this informal roundtable, members talk about what they're reading and share recommendations in any genre. Join us and widen your book-reading horizons! For more information, contact the branch.

 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
Friday May 8, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

A group of avid knitters and crocheters, "The Knit Lits," meets every Friday from 10 - 11:30 am at the East Springfield Branch Library. New members are welcome and the current members are willing to teach knitting and crochet. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee is provided and the members take turns bringing in a treat. For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit-Alongs at East Forest Park Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Beginning and advanced knitters and crocheters are invited to share ideas and learn a new skill. Bring a knitting or crochet project you are currently working on. Complete beginner or clueless? Bring a ball of worsted weight yarn and a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook, or a pair of size 8 or 10 knitting needles and we will show you the basics. Projects for donating to area organizations will also be created. The Knit-alongs meet every Friday at 1 pm. For more information, contact Linda at the branch.


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Monday May 11, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Cosplay Party for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Anime and comics fans -- get ready for Chibiconn at our Cosplay Party. Dress as your favorite character or create your own character. We'll have prizes for the best costumes, play games on the Wii (bring a game to share if you like) and make some party snacks.  Online registration is suggested but not required.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Wednesday May 13, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Share your recent reads at this lively and long-running book group, and gain exposure to new authors and titles. We're always open to new members - join us!

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Monthly District Meeting of the SPS Librarians Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachele Centore   413-787-7447   centorer@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Monthly District meeting of the Springfield Public Schools Librarians. Not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM GOLD Cohort Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cindy Hutcheson   413-374-6331   chutcheson@valleyopp.com
   

Training educators in use of the GOLD online assessment tool. Preschool Enrichment Team training ECE teachers in GOLD assessment. Not library sponsored. 

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Craft Night at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Monthly all-ages craft night. Come have fun!

    Location: East Springfield
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Thursday May 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Community Police Team Sector A Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Brown   413-787-6359   kbrown@springfieldpolice.net
   

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Friday May 15, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

A group of avid knitters and crocheters, "The Knit Lits," meets every Friday from 10 - 11:30 am at the East Springfield Branch Library. New members are welcome and the current members are willing to teach knitting and crochet. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee is provided and the members take turns bringing in a treat. For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit-Alongs at East Forest Park Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Beginning and advanced knitters and crocheters are invited to share ideas and learn a new skill. Bring a knitting or crochet project you are currently working on. Complete beginner or clueless? Bring a ball of worsted weight yarn and a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook, or a pair of size 8 or 10 knitting needles and we will show you the basics. Projects for donating to area organizations will also be created. The Knit-alongs meet every Friday at 1 pm. For more information, contact Linda at the branch.


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Monday May 18, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
Wednesday May 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Foster Grandparent Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andrew R. Cade   413-739-7211 x 110   Andrew6503@aol.com
   

Foster grandparent in-service training sponsored by the Urban League. Not a library sponsored event. 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM School Nursing Updates Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michele Foley   413-787-7643   foleymi@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Springfield Public Schools Nursing Department extended day. Not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Thursday May 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 5:15 PM  -  8:15 PM Read/Write/Now Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Janet Kelly   413-263-6839   jkelly@springfieldlibrary.org
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Community Police Team Sector Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Brown   413-787-6359   kbrown@springfieldpolice.net
   

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday May 22, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

A group of avid knitters and crocheters, "The Knit Lits," meets every Friday from 10 - 11:30 am at the East Springfield Branch Library. New members are welcome and the current members are willing to teach knitting and crochet. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee is provided and the members take turns bringing in a treat. For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit-Alongs at East Forest Park Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Beginning and advanced knitters and crocheters are invited to share ideas and learn a new skill. Bring a knitting or crochet project you are currently working on. Complete beginner or clueless? Bring a ball of worsted weight yarn and a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook, or a pair of size 8 or 10 knitting needles and we will show you the basics. Projects for donating to area organizations will also be created. The Knit-alongs meet every Friday at 1 pm. For more information, contact Linda at the branch.


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Sunday May 24, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_libgraphic 12:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Last Sunday Opening at Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Central Library will be closed on Sundays through summer until the Sunday after Labor Day. The last Sunday opening is Sunday, May 24 (12 noon - 5 pm).

    Location: Central Library
Monday May 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag Memorial Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.

 

    Location: All Library Locations
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Wednesday May 27, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Share your recent reads at this lively and long-running book group, and gain exposure to new authors and titles. We're always open to new members - join us!

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Friday May 29, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

A group of avid knitters and crocheters, "The Knit Lits," meets every Friday from 10 - 11:30 am at the East Springfield Branch Library. New members are welcome and the current members are willing to teach knitting and crochet. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee is provided and the members take turns bringing in a treat. For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit-Alongs at East Forest Park Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Beginning and advanced knitters and crocheters are invited to share ideas and learn a new skill. Bring a knitting or crochet project you are currently working on. Complete beginner or clueless? Bring a ball of worsted weight yarn and a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook, or a pair of size 8 or 10 knitting needles and we will show you the basics. Projects for donating to area organizations will also be created. The Knit-alongs meet every Friday at 1 pm. For more information, contact Linda at the branch.


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Monday June 1, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
Wednesday June 3, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM East Springfield Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

The East Springfield Book Group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at noon. In this informal roundtable, members talk about what they're reading and share recommendations in any genre. Join us and widen your book-reading horizons! For more information, contact the branch.

 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
Friday June 5, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

A group of avid knitters and crocheters, "The Knit Lits," meets every Friday from 10 - 11:30 am at the East Springfield Branch Library. New members are welcome and the current members are willing to teach knitting and crochet. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee is provided and the members take turns bringing in a treat. For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit-Alongs at East Forest Park Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Beginning and advanced knitters and crocheters are invited to share ideas and learn a new skill. Bring a knitting or crochet project you are currently working on. Complete beginner or clueless? Bring a ball of worsted weight yarn and a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook, or a pair of size 8 or 10 knitting needles and we will show you the basics. Projects for donating to area organizations will also be created. The Knit-alongs meet every Friday at 1 pm. For more information, contact Linda at the branch.


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Monday June 8, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Cosplay Party for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Anime and comics fans -- get ready for Chibiconn at our Cosplay Party. Dress as your favorite character or create your own character. We'll have prizes for the best costumes, play games on the Wii (bring a game to share if you like) and make some party snacks.  Online registration is suggested but not required.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Wednesday June 10, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Share your recent reads at this lively and long-running book group, and gain exposure to new authors and titles. We're always open to new members - join us!

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Monthly District Meeting of the SPS Librarians Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachele Centore   413-787-7447   centorer@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Monthly District meeting of the Springfield Public Schools Librarians. Not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM GOLD Cohort Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cindy Hutcheson   413-374-6331   chutcheson@valleyopp.com
   

Training educators in use of the GOLD online assessment tool. Preschool Enrichment Team training ECE teachers in GOLD assessment. Not library sponsored. 

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
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Thursday June 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Community Police Team Sector A Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Brown   413-787-6359   kbrown@springfieldpolice.net
   

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Friday June 12, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

A group of avid knitters and crocheters, "The Knit Lits," meets every Friday from 10 - 11:30 am at the East Springfield Branch Library. New members are welcome and the current members are willing to teach knitting and crochet. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee is provided and the members take turns bringing in a treat. For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit-Alongs at East Forest Park Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Beginning and advanced knitters and crocheters are invited to share ideas and learn a new skill. Bring a knitting or crochet project you are currently working on. Complete beginner or clueless? Bring a ball of worsted weight yarn and a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook, or a pair of size 8 or 10 knitting needles and we will show you the basics. Projects for donating to area organizations will also be created. The Knit-alongs meet every Friday at 1 pm. For more information, contact Linda at the branch.


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Monday June 15, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
Wednesday June 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Foster Grandparent Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andrew R. Cade   413-739-7211 x 110   Andrew6503@aol.com
   

Foster grandparent in-service training sponsored by the Urban League. Not a library sponsored event. 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Thursday June 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 5:15 PM  -  8:15 PM Read/Write/Now Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Janet Kelly   413-263-6839   jkelly@springfieldlibrary.org
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Community Police Team Sector Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Brown   413-787-6359   kbrown@springfieldpolice.net
   

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday June 19, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

A group of avid knitters and crocheters, "The Knit Lits," meets every Friday from 10 - 11:30 am at the East Springfield Branch Library. New members are welcome and the current members are willing to teach knitting and crochet. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee is provided and the members take turns bringing in a treat. For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit-Alongs at East Forest Park Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Beginning and advanced knitters and crocheters are invited to share ideas and learn a new skill. Bring a knitting or crochet project you are currently working on. Complete beginner or clueless? Bring a ball of worsted weight yarn and a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook, or a pair of size 8 or 10 knitting needles and we will show you the basics. Projects for donating to area organizations will also be created. The Knit-alongs meet every Friday at 1 pm. For more information, contact Linda at the branch.


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Monday June 22, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
Wednesday June 24, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Share your recent reads at this lively and long-running book group, and gain exposure to new authors and titles. We're always open to new members - join us!

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Friday June 26, 2015