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Thursday March 19, 2015 -  Friday May 22, 2015 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette Forest Park Gallery: Local Women Artists Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   rduprey@springfieldlibrary.org
   

In celebration of National Women's History Month, the Forest Park Gallery presents an exhibit of local women artists. Artists include photographer Denise Mari Stewart, painters Joyce Belliveau and Virginia White, collage artists Amy Sackman and Gineen Cooper, quilter Barbara Stroup, jeweler Delphine Ray and printmaker Gert Joffe, among others.

The exhibit continues through May 22.

    Location: Forest Park
Wednesday April 1, 2015 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   
   

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
 
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., through May 27, ages 1-4.

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 – 2:30 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 one hour program is appropriate for children 1 – 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 – 2:30 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 escuchara cuentos muy buenos. Este nuevo programa de 60 minutos es apropiado para niños de 1 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 Health and Housing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Regina Viqueira   413-233-1637   rviqueira@haphousing.org
   

HAP Housing meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_computer3 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Minecraft at the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Central Library for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space limited to 10 participants, and registration is required. Ages 8-12. For more information, contact the Children’s Room.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM LEGO Club 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   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGOs!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required. (Note the new day and end time!)

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
office_meeting1 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM CANCELLED: Library Commission Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carol Leaders   413-263-6828 ext 290   cleaders@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The April 1  meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners has been cancelled. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 6.
 

Library Commissioners    
    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   kmcguirl@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teaching Strategies GOLD Cohort Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marcela M. Simpson   413-336-3255   marcelamsimpson@gmail.com
   

Preschool Enrichment Team Technical Assistance. Not library sponosred.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Thursday April 2, 2015 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
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tiny Tots at Central 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
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elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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 is 1 space 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   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Artist’s Way: a workshop series for developing writers and artists Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   rduprey@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron in a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with writing and spoken exercises. The Artist’s Way develops artists by sharpening their artist-spiritual connection, and promises to be a highly personal and exciting journey. Workshops will be led in alteration by Phyllis St. George, Springfield editor, poet, & writing coach; Ellen Rivers, local actor / director; and Alice Kelly, a seasoned spiritual coach and exponent of The Artist’s Way.

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: Forest Park 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: 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
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Indian Orchard Branch Library for our weekly Minecraft Club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_kids 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Here a Chick, There a Chick at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Yay! It's spring! Time to celebrate with little chicks to make and take !

    Location: Mason Square
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Mason Square Library for our LEGO Club! Let your imagination run wild every Thursday from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Children's Programming Room. This program is appropriate for ages 6 and up.

    Location: Mason Square
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Grief Through Story Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Aphrodite Easton   413-348-3120   aeaston@smith.edu; katie.ricksplace@gmail.com
   

Rick's Place Inc. event to introduce the use of literature as an effective tool in talking with youth about death, dying, and grief. Principal speaker: Aphrodite Easton. Not a library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies at Mason Square: Wreck-It Ralph Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Mason Square Branch to watch Wreck-It Ralph, rated PG.

A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives.

Check out a preview of the movie here.

Popcorn served for free!

 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
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
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Fun Fridays Storytime at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun Fridays Storytime is for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers.  We will read stories, sing songs, eat a healthy snack and enjoy some free playtime.  A fun, social experience for all!  We hope this Storytime will become a positive first impression of the library for your child.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_cellphone 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Open Lab at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Want to set up an e-mail address?  Need to work on a resume or apply for a job?  Want to use the computer uninterrupted?

The Mason Square Branch will be open early for patrons who want to use our computers or learn about other types of digital technology.

Librarians will be available to answer your questions and offer assistance one-on-one.

Want to practice typing? All of our computers are equipped with Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing!

Coffee and pastries served for free.

    Location: Mason Square
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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
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Forest Park Family Film: Big Hero 6 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us in the community room for a screening of the movie Big Hero 6!

When a criminal plot threatens the hi-tech metropolis of San Fransokyo, brilliant young robotics whiz Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter) leaps into action with his tech-savvy friends, and his robot companion Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit) in Disney Animation's adaptation of the popular Marvel Comics series. Rated PG.

Popcorn will be served!

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess 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
   

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 pm on Fridays to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for ages 9 - 19.

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday April 4, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Ekphrasis: Writing Poetry in Response to Art Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Always a popular workshop, local and regional visual artists come and share their art as poets of all levels learn or refresh their knowledge of ekphrastic poetry. In the first hour, all participants, including the artists, are welcome to discuss ekphrastic poems inspired by poets. In the second hour, all participants then view the art on display, free-write socs (streams-of-consciousness) in response to the art, and then share aloud their drafts. Facilitated by award-winning multilingual poet and Springfield's first Poet Laureate María Luisa Arroyo.  [18+]

In celebration of National Poetry Month.

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are 17 spaces available.
 
rec_legoguy 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM LEGO Library Club at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Saturday afternoon, drop in and create something really cool with our enormous selection of LEGOs! This program for children ages 4 -12 would enhance social interaction skills and creativity. Children's creations will be displayed afterwords.

No registration required.

 

    Location: East Forest Park
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

Minecraft players of all skill levels are welcome to bring their laptops or use one of the library's six computers to build, play, and create. For ages 10 and up. 

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at Central 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.

*Five weeks only!  Join us for our usual storytime fun, plus create some extra-special projects made possible by a grant from Home City Families! 

Special guidelines apply for this five-week series:  Adults and children must stay together during the entire program.  Families must be on time in order to participate.  No registration is required, but space is very limited.  Don't miss out!

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Ready, Sit, Read! at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We encourage 3-5 year olds (siblings too!) with a parent/caregiver to come in and enjoy seasonal rhymes, songs, finger plays, book-based activities, and - as always - the best in children's books! A staff member from the Home-City-Families organization will provide a craft and share parenting tips.
 Drop in - no registration necessary. For more information call the branch.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

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: Forest Park
 
lib_teddybear_reading 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Fun with Junie B. Jones! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Let's spend some time with beloved chapter book character Junie B. Jones!  We'll read about her ups and downs as she navigates the school bus, friends, teachers and much more. Junie B. loves an exciting project, so we'll finish off with an educational game or craft. Participants will also be given a weekly activity packet for home use.  For children in grades K - 4. Parents welcome to attend!

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Grief Through Story Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Aphrodite Easton   413-348-3120   aeaston@smith.edu; katie.ricksplace@gmail.com
   

Rick's Place Inc. event to introduce the use of literature as an effective tool in talking with youth about death, dying, and grief. Principal speaker: Aphrodite Easton. Not a library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
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Tuesday April 7, 2015 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   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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.

*Four weeks only!  Join us for our usual movement fun, plus take home some extra special creations and materials made possible by a grant from Hom City Families!  Space is limited.

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.  Registration required only if you are bringing more than four children.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Brightwood Branch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood Branch   413-263-6805   
   

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: Brightwood
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Anime and Manga Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

A monthly fun, casual, drop-in time that allows teens and tweens who are are Anime/Manga enthusiasts to meet others who share the same passion for discussions, activities and games, to draw, create their own art, and plan programs. So join us! Snacks served. Meetings held the first Tuesday of the month.

    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@gmail.com
   

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
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:15 PM Living Wages: We All Need Them! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michaelann Bewsee   413-734-4948   michaelannb@gmail.com
   

Arise for Social Justice meeting to organize a Living Wage Campaign in Springfield. Principal speaker: Kitty Callaghan. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
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
 
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 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., through May 27, ages 1-4.

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 – 2:30 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 one hour program is appropriate for children 1 – 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 – 2:30 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 escuchara cuentos muy buenos. Este nuevo programa de 60 minutos es apropiado para niños de 1 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 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_bell 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Putnam Student Showcase Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Teachers Joyce Calhoun, Cathy Boyle and students from the Cosmetology Department at Putnam High School will showcase their cosmetology skills at the Central Library, talking to patrons about what they do and presenting a demo in roller sets. This fantastic program for Teens and Tweens will allow some audience participation. Come and enjoy Putnam's finest.  

 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
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elect_computer3 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Minecraft at the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Central Library for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space limited to 10 participants, and registration is required. Ages 8-12. For more information, contact the Children’s Room.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM LEGO Club 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   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGOs!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required. (Note the new day and end time!)

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Springfield Food Policy Council Film Festival Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Johnetta Baymon   413-263-6800, x6539   johnettab@springfieldpartnersinc.com
   

Not library sponsored.

    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 April 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Crafting Class for Springfield Area Homeschoolers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alegre Hall Moon   413-733-1396   
   

Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tiny Tots at Central 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: 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 Alison.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 2 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   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Artist’s Way: a workshop series for developing writers and artists Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   rduprey@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron in a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with writing and spoken exercises. The Artist’s Way develops artists by sharpening their artist-spiritual connection, and promises to be a highly personal and exciting journey. Workshops will be led in alteration by Phyllis St. George, Springfield editor, poet, & writing coach; Ellen Rivers, local actor / director; and Alice Kelly, a seasoned spiritual coach and exponent of The Artist’s Way.

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
lib_book3 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Magic Tree House Book Club at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join Jack and Annie on their adventures, and enjoy crafts and activities based on each month’s book.  The Magic Tree House series, written by Mary Pope Osborne, has fun and educational themes for Level 2 readers. This month we will be exploring book #17: Tonight on the Titanic. Jack and Annie are in for an exciting, scary adventure when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the decks of the Titanic. Will they be able to save anyone? Will they be able to save themselves?.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Indian Orchard Branch Library for our weekly Minecraft Club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

    Location: Indian Orchard
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elect_computer3 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM 3D Printing @ Your Library! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join STCC representatives for an afternoon of hands-on 3D printing activities and learn about careers in the fields of technology and science. See a demonstration of STCC’s 3D printers by Steven Sinkwich, Staff Assistant in the Mechanical Engineering Department, and try out the Springfield City Library’s new 3D printing resources. 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_kids 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Make a Monster at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

Monster or Critter, you choose what to make from an assortment of neat stuff to recycle.

    Location: Mason Square
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Mason Square Library for our LEGO Club! Let your imagination run wild every Thursday from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Children's Programming Room. This program is appropriate for ages 6 and up.

    Location: Mason Square
 
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
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies at Mason Square: Monsters University Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Mason Square Branch to watch Monsters University, rated G.

This movie follows the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University -- when they weren't necessarily the best of friends..

Check out a preview of the movie here.

Popcorn served for free!

 

    Location: Mason Square 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
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Fun Fridays Storytime at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun Fridays Storytime is for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers.  We will read stories, sing songs, eat a healthy snack and enjoy some free playtime.  A fun, social experience for all!  We hope this Storytime will become a positive first impression of the library for your child.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
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
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Gandara Employee Awards Ceremony Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Abrah Orth   413-846-0445, x359   aorth@gandaracenter.org
   

Gandara Center employee awards ceremony. Not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_chefshat 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Putnam Student Showcase Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Chef Matthew West and students from Putnam High School's Culinary Department will showcase their culinary skills at Forest Park Branch Library talking to patrons about what they do and presenting a demo on cupcake decorating.  This hands on program is for Teens and Tweens.  Come and enjoy Putnam's finest.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess 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
   

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 pm on Fridays to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for ages 9 - 19.

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday April 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  3:30 PM Strengthening Families - Spanish Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cindy Hutcheson   413-786-0487   chutcheson@valleyopp.com
   

Preschool Enrichment Team training for ECE. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
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lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Dads and Kids Book Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Help your children develop a love of reading by joining the Dads & Kids Book Club!  Designed for preschool children ages 2.9 years —5 years old (siblings welcome) the Dads & Kids Book Club will provide opportunities for fathers/father-figures to help their children  develop a love of reading.  Once a month, children will be introduced to books with a storytime, an arts & craft activity, a snack, and time for dads to meet other dads.  For more information please call Jeff at 413-263-6853 or Ted at 413-263-6828, ext. 201. Offered in collaboration with Home City Families and the HCS Head Start Dads Make a Difference Committee.

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_book3 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Horror 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 horror fiction? Once a month join other horror fans to discuss your favorite books. The book for April is the historical novel Blood on the River: James Town 1607 by Elisa Carbone. 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 Blood on the River: James Town 1607: Traveling to the New World in 1606 as the page to Captain John Smith, twelve-year-old orphan Samuel Collier settles in the new colony of James Town, where he must quickly learn to distinguish between friend and foe.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Western Mass Intertribal Council Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: George May   413-657-4105   
   

Not library sponsored.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
anim_dog1 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Reading with Ralph the Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you know a beginning reader or a reader needing some reading practice? Sign up for a special ten minute time slot to read to Ralph the Reading Therapy Dog. Ralph is a chocolate labrador who is specially trained to listen and he loves a good book!  Young readers will benefit from reading practice. This opportunity would be especially helpful for beginning or reluctant readers who just need some positive reading practice. Call or stop in at the East Forest Park Branch Library to secure a ten minute slot.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_yoga.GIF 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Family Fit Zumba Class at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

As part of Springfield’s Public Health Month initiative, “Let’s make Springfield the healthiest city in one generation,” the Mason Square Branch will host a free, family-oriented Zumba class with instructor, Victoria Harley. Harley will teach Zumba basics and emphasize the importance of staying active as a family.

Participants will receive a healthy snacks recipe booklet at the end of class.

Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

 

Health and Fitness    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM LEGO Library Club at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Saturday afternoon, drop in and create something really cool with our enormous selection of Legos! This program for children ages 4 -12 would enhance social interaction skills and creativity. Children's creations will be displayed afterwords. No registration required.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

Minecraft players of all skill levels are welcome to bring their laptops or use one of the library's six computers to build, play, and create. For ages 10 and up. 

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at Central 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.

*Five weeks only!  Join us for our usual storytime fun, plus create some extra-special projects made possible by a grant from Home City Families! 

Special guidelines apply for this five-week series:  Adults and children must stay together during the entire program.  Families must be on time in order to participate.  No registration is required, but space is very limited.  Don't miss out!

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday April 12, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The ABCs of Publishing Poetry Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

How do I put together a chapbook? Are entering poems into fee-based poetry contests the only way I can get published? How do I learn which markets are best for my poems? If I have enough poems for a full-length book, how do I approach publishers?  In this engaging workshop facilitated by award-winning multilingual poet and Springfield's first Poet Laureate  María Luisa Arroyo, bring all of your questions and a few poems in order to begin or continue your poetry publishing career. [18+]

In celebration of National Poetry Month.

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 16 spaces available.
Monday April 13, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Ready, Sit, Read! at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We encourage 3-5 year olds (siblings too!) with a parent/caregiver to come in and enjoy seasonal rhymes, songs, finger plays, book-based activities, and - as always - the best in children's books! A staff member from the Home-City-Families organization will provide a craft and share parenting tips.
 Drop in - no registration necessary. For more information call the branch.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

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: Forest Park
 
lib_teddybear_reading 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Fun with Junie B. Jones! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Let's spend some time with beloved chapter book character Junie B. Jones!  We'll read about her ups and downs as she navigates the school bus, friends, teachers and much more. Junie B. loves an exciting project, so we'll finish off with an educational game or craft. Participants will also be given a weekly activity packet for home use.  For children in grades K - 4. Parents welcome to attend!

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Room
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misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Gardening the Community Information Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Toussaint Paskins   413-693-5340   toussaint@gardeningthecommunity.org
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday April 14, 2015 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   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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.

*Four weeks only!  Join us for our usual movement fun, plus take home some extra special creations and materials made possible by a grant from Hom City Families!  Space is limited.

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.  Registration required only if you are bringing more than four children.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
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 ext 442   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 Lisette’s List by Susan Vreeland (2014) fiction. 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Best Practices for Related Service Providers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cheryl Lilley   413-787-7039   
   

SPS professional development. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Reliable Temps Inc. Job Fair Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meighan Williams   413-786-9941   
   

Job Fair. 

    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 Branch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood Branch   413-263-6805   
   

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: 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@gmail.com
   

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 April 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM MA Dept. of Public Health Training for Shelter Staff Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Scannell   617-624-6041   deborah.scannell@state.ma.us
   

Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
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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 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
 
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., through May 27, ages 1-4.

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 – 2:30 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 one hour program is appropriate for children 1 – 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 – 2:30 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 escuchara cuentos muy buenos. Este nuevo programa de 60 minutos es apropiado para niños de 1 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
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Manga and More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   chenriquez@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Teens! Whether you love anime, manga, and comics or you are just learning of them for the first time, come join us in the activity den for discussions, activities, games, and more! Make new friends who share your interests. We meet the third Wednesday of each month. Snacks provided.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
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_book3 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM American Girl Club Meetings at East Springfield 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
 
elect_computer3 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Minecraft at the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Central Library for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space limited to 10 participants, and registration is required. Ages 8-12. For more information, contact the Children’s Room.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM LEGO Club 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   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGOs!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required. (Note the new day and end time!)

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Springfield Food Policy Council Film Festival Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Johnetta Baymon   413-263-6800, x6539   johnettab@springfieldpartnersinc.com
   

Not library sponsored.

    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   kmcguirl@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
Thursday April 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM MassHealth Dental Program Updates Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Daniel Archambault   617-835-4955   daniel.archambault@dentaquest.com
   

Education of dental providers in the Springfield area. Principal speaker: Daniel Archambault. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tiny Tots at Central 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
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elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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 3 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   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Artist’s Way: a workshop series for developing writers and artists Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   rduprey@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron in a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with writing and spoken exercises. The Artist’s Way develops artists by sharpening their artist-spiritual connection, and promises to be a highly personal and exciting journey. Workshops will be led in alteration by Phyllis St. George, Springfield editor, poet, & writing coach; Ellen Rivers, local actor / director; and Alice Kelly, a seasoned spiritual coach and exponent of The Artist’s Way.

    Location: Forest Park 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
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Indian Orchard Branch Library for our weekly Minecraft Club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_kids 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Daffodil Still Art at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Make a simple, pretty, mosaic inspired paper work of art to welcome the flowers that April showers bring !

    Location: Mason Square
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Mason Square Library for our LEGO Club! Let your imagination run wild every Thursday from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Children's Programming Room. This program is appropriate for ages 6 and up.

    Location: Mason Square
 
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
 
misc_ballet_box.gif 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Elections 101: For Voters and Candidates Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Canosa Albano   413-263-6828 ext 291   jcanosa@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Learn about elections from A to Z in this interactive presentation by Springfield Election Commissioner Gladys Oyola. Topics include, Why should I register to vote, and who has the right to vote? How do candidates get on the ballot? How can they learn more about potential voters? How do I file an initiative petition? Audience questions are welcome. Special guests: former elected officials will give their perspectives on being a candidate and the importance of being an active voter.  Elections staff will be on hand to register Springfield residents and help them check their voter status.

 

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 80 spaces available.
 
ent_microphone1 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM An Evening of Poetry / Noche de Poesia Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for an evening of bilingual poetry (English and Spanish) featuring local poets including Isabel Marcheselli, Sheldon Alexander, Mayra Rohena, and others. Tonight's emcee is Damaris Perez-Pizarro, writer for El Pueblo Latino.

Poetry    
    Location: Brightwood
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
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Fun Fridays Storytime at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun Fridays Storytime is for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers.  We will read stories, sing songs, eat a healthy snack and enjoy some free playtime.  A fun, social experience for all!  We hope this Storytime will become a positive first impression of the library for your child.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Forest Park
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misc_cellphone 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Open Lab at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Want to set up an e-mail address?  Need to work on a resume or apply for a job? Having a hard time setting up your tablet? Want to use the computer uninterrupted?

The Mason Square Branch will be open early for patrons who want to use our computers or learn about other types of digital technology.

Librarians will be available to answer your questions and offer assistance one-on-one.

Want to practice typing? All of our computers are equipped with Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing!

Coffee and pastries served for free.

    Location: Mason Square
 
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
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess 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
   

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 pm on Fridays to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for ages 9 - 19.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_party1 5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sip and Savor, Rhythm and Rhymes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Janet Stupak   413-263-6828 ext 422   jstupak@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Friends of the Library National Library Week Celebration! Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and mingling with friends in the glorious Central Library Rotunda.

Buy your tickets online!

Sip and Savor    
    Location: Central Library Rotunda
Saturday April 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  3:00 PM NACA Purchase Program Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris Lee   413-788-6220, x1499   clee@naca.com
   

Neighborhood Assistance Corp. of America homebuyer workshop. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_golfclub 11:30 AM  -  2:30 PM Library Mini Golf at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make up your foursome and demonstrate your style at the Forest Park Branch Library Mini Golf Course created by students and staff at Putnam Vocational-Technical Academy. Celebrating National Library Week.

    Location: Forest Park
 
rec_legoguy 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM LEGO Library Club at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Saturday afternoon, drop in and create something really cool with our enormous selection of LEGOs! This program for children ages 4 -12 would enhance social interaction skills and creativity. Children's creations will be displayed afterwords. No registration required.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
lib_book01 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Make an Origami Mini Book Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make one of these adorable mini books for yourself or others.  For teens and tweens. Sign up online or call the branch.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

Minecraft players of all skill levels are welcome to bring their laptops or use one of the library's six computers to build, play, and create. For ages 10 and up. 

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at Central 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.

*Five weeks only!  Join us for our usual storytime fun, plus create some extra-special projects made possible by a grant from Home City Families! 

Special guidelines apply for this five-week series:  Adults and children must stay together during the entire program.  Families must be on time in order to participate.  No registration is required, but space is very limited.  Don't miss out!

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday April 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag Patriots' 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 Patriots' Day (Massachusetts holiday).

 

    Location: All Library Locations
Tuesday April 21, 2015 -  Sunday April 26, 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   
   

Grab a clue sheet, search the room for the answers, bring the sheet back to the desk, and claim your prize!  Ages 5-12. During all open hours.

    Location: Central Library Children's Room
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Tuesday April 21, 2015 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   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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.  Registration required only if you are bringing more than four children.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Tuesday April 21, 2015 -  Friday April 24, 2015 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Learn Scratch! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations. Come to the Indian Orchard Branch from 12-1 p.m. Tuesday - Friday to join the Scratch community! We'll have laptops available for you to start your animations. This event is for tweens and teens ages 11 and up, and reservations are required.  Please call 413-263-6846 or sign up online to save your spot.

    Location: Indian Orchard
        There are 6 spaces available.
Tuesday April 21, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch Bunch Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   
Listen to some stories, engage in a fun activity and enjoy a simple lunch.  Preregistration is highly recommended. This program is intended for ages 5-13. First come, first serve while supplies last.
 
Sponsored by Faith United Church of Springfield.
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
nat_tulip.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Paint a Pot for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Welcome Spring by painting your own colorful pot.  If you like, come back on Friday to pick out and plant your seeds. Sign up online or call the branch.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Brightwood Branch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood Branch   413-263-6805   
   

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: 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
 
office_dollarsign 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Creating a Basic Budget: And Sticking To It! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join a representative from Hampden Bank to learn how to create—and stick to—a basic budget! This program is for teens and adults. Please preregister for this free program online or by calling the branch.

    Location: Indian Orchard
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
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@gmail.com
   

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 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
 
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 every Wednesday morning for stories, songs, and crafts. For ages 3 to 8, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
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misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Jewelry Making for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Learn how to make earrings or a bracelet using findings, beads and wire and elastic. Sign up online or call the branch.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
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., through May 27, ages 1-4.

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 – 2:30 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 one hour program is appropriate for children 1 – 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 – 2:30 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 escuchara cuentos muy buenos. Este nuevo programa de 60 minutos es apropiado para niños de 1 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
 
ent_sock_puppet.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Making Cents Puppet Show Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   rduprey@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a special Puppet Show, teaching Financial Literacy to young minds of all ages.

Presented by Purple Rock Productions.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Springfield Food Policy Council Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Johnetta Baymon   413-263-6500, x6539   johnettab@springfieldpartnersinc.com
   

Springfield Food Policy Copuncil monthly steering committee meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
anim_flyingbird 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Bird Feeder Craft at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is a fun and easy way to make a bird feeder that kids will enjoy making for birds to feed on all year long.  This inexpensive craft is made using peanut butter, paper rolls, string, bird seeds and various other craft material.  Come on kids! Make a fun craft during April Vacation Week to bring home.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
nat_tulip.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Paint a Flower Pot at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   kmcguirl@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Welcome Spring by painting your own plant pot. You'll take home a pot filled with soil and seeds. Watch your flowers grow! This is a free, family program. All supplies will be provided.

    Location: East Springfield
 
nat_tulip.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Paint a Flower Pot at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Welcome Spring by painting your own plant pot. You'll take home a pot filled with soil and seeds. Watch your flowers grow! This is a free, family program. All supplies will be provided.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
elect_computer3 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Minecraft at the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Central Library for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space limited to 10 participants, and registration is required. Ages 8-12. For more information, contact the Children’s Room.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM LEGO Club 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   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGOs!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required. (Note the new day and end time!)

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Springfield Food Policy Council Film Festival Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Johnetta Baymon   413-263-6800, x6539   johnettab@springfieldpartnersinc.com
   

Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
nat_tulip.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Paint a Flower Pot at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   kmcguirl@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Welcome Spring by painting your own plant pot. You'll take home a pot filled with soil and seeds. Watch your flowers grow! This is a free, family program. All supplies will be provided.

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday April 23, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Crafting Class for Springfield Area Homeschoolers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alegre Hall Moon   413-733-1396   
   

Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
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lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tiny Tots at Central 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: Continuing with the Web Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Discover what Google cannot find for you, and learn special searching techniques to maximize your results. Practice completing online forms, and more.  Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Donna.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 5 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   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Artist’s Way: a workshop series for developing writers and artists Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   rduprey@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron in a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with writing and spoken exercises. The Artist’s Way develops artists by sharpening their artist-spiritual connection, and promises to be a highly personal and exciting journey. Workshops will be led in alteration by Phyllis St. George, Springfield editor, poet, & writing coach; Ellen Rivers, local actor / director; and Alice Kelly, a seasoned spiritual coach and exponent of The Artist’s Way.

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
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_money_bills_coins 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Preventing Identity Theft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   
   

Identity theft is a serious crime, and all too often, seniors are targets. Identity theft occurs when personal information is stolen and used without a person's knowledge to commit fraud or other crimes. Learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones from identity theft, email scams, and other types of consumer fraud with Milagros Johnson.

Milagros Johnson is affiliated with the Mayor’s Office of Consumer Information in Springfield, Massachusetts.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
nat_tulip.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Spring Fling for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

It's time for a Spring Fling for Teens and Tweens.  Come in and have fun expressing yourself doing an art activity, Wii games, songs (with karaoke machine) along with other fun stuff. Make your own ice cream sundae as a treat.  It's a fun time to get together with other teens after a long winter! 

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
ent_stage1 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Talent Show at Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Can you sing, dance, play an instrument, juggle, or tell jokes? Show us your unique talent, no matter what it is! Sign up online or call 413-263-6828 ext 425.

Feeling shy? Just drop by and watch the show!

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Indian Orchard Branch Library for our weekly Minecraft Club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
anim_flyingbird 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Birds of a Feather at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrate spring by making bird finger puppets and other bird-brained crafts.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_kids 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Flower Power at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

Tissue paper flowers are always fun to make !

    Location: Mason Square
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Mason Square Library for our LEGO Club! Let your imagination run wild every Thursday from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Children's Programming Room. This program is appropriate for ages 6 and up.

    Location: Mason Square
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office_dollarsign 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Building Good Credit Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Many employers now require credit checks for job candidates. Let the library help you build a credit history! A representative from Hampden Bank will teach adults and teens how to start building good credit, and how to start repairing past mistakes. Please register for this free program online or by calling the branch.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Grief Through Story Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Aphrodite Easton   413-348-3120   aeaston@smith.edu; katie.ricksplace@gmail.com
   

Rick's Place Inc. event to introduce the use of literature as an effective tool in talking with youth about death, dying, and grief. Principal speaker: Aphrodite Easton. Not a library sponsored.

    Location: Forest Park 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
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Fun Fridays Storytime at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun Fridays Storytime is for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers.  We will read stories, sing songs, eat a healthy snack and enjoy some free playtime.  A fun, social experience for all!  We hope this Storytime will become a positive first impression of the library for your child.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
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
 
nat_tulip.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Plant a Pot for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Using your own pot or the pot you painted on Tuesday, start a plant. You can choose from a variety of seeds. All materials will be provided. Sign up online or call the branch.

 

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
lib_book01 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Upcycled Journal Making 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
   

In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to create their own one-of-a-kind journal using upcycled materials such as discarded book jackets, magazines and cardboard cereal boxes. We will also discuss the different uses and types of journals. This workshop is intended for ages 8 to 18.

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
office_dollarsign 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Opening a Checking Account Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Opening a checking account can be your first steps to financial responsibility. Join a representative from Hampden Bank at the Mason Square Branch Library and learn how to open an account, what documents you may need, and how to manage your money. This program is meant for adults and teens. Please register for this free program online or by calling the branch.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess 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
   

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 pm on Fridays to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for ages 9 - 19.

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday April 25, 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: 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 April is Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson. 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 Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians: On his thirteenth birthday, foster child Alcatraz Smedry receives a bag of sand, which is immediately stolen by the evil Librarians who are trying to take over the world. Alcatraz is also introduced to his own special talent and is told that he must use it to save civilization.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_scissors&glue 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Upcycled Art for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make beautiful art out of found objects. For youth 11 and up. Supplies are limited so come in early. Preregistration is encouraged, but not necessary. Please call the branch to preregister.

April 25 - Colorful Pour Pots for your plants.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM LEGO Library Club at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Saturday afternoon, drop in and create something really cool with our enormous selection of LEGOs! This program for children ages 4 -12 would enhance social interaction skills and creativity. Children's creations will be displayed afterwords. No registration required

    Location: East Forest Park
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elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

Minecraft players of all skill levels are welcome to bring their laptops or use one of the library's six computers to build, play, and create. For ages 10 and up. 

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Words of Inspiration: The Poetry of Laura Chagnon Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Please join us during National Poetry Month for a poetry reading and book signing by local poet Laura Chagnon.  Despite a brutal assault that left her legally blind and a quadriplegic, Ms. Chagnon's love of poetry inspired her to learn the wonderful art form and create her own works.  Laura’s zeal for poetry comes from her love of sharing her words with others.  Laura Chagnon said in a May 20, 2014 MassLive article, “I hope people feel amazed and inspired by the poetry I have written,” she said. “After reading my words and knowing what I have overcome, perhaps others will learn it is possible to do anything if they put their heart into it.”

Preregistration is requested but not required.

 

Poetry    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 19 spaces available.
 
ent_microphone1 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM 7 Minutes: Literary Arts Spotlight Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

In this literary showcase of local and regional writers, pre-registered literary artists (18+) will share a seven-minute reading of their writing from ANY genre. The public (18+) is invited to come listen. Books and other literary materials will be available for sale and for autographs.

Springfield’s first Poet Laureate and award-winning, multilingual poet María Luisa Arroyo will host this monthly event. Please contact María Luisa (mlarroyo67@hotmail.com) for registration information.

This series will run on the last Saturday of each month through June.

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at Central 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 3-10, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday April 26, 2015 Go To Top
ent_note 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rotunda Rhythms: Vickie Phillips Sings! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Award-winning cabaret artist Vickie Phillips shares her exciting song interpretations in this hour of theatrical music making. From Jacques Brel to Sheldon Harnick Ms. Phillips enchants with heart-felt songs delivered like a master. “Vickie Phillips is a Hope Diamond in the world of cabaret singers….Every facet of her voice and show fits together into one incredibly entertaining and moving whole.” Black Tie Magazine.

Rotunda Rhythms Concerts    
    Location: Central Library Rotunda
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM New England Basset Hound Rescue Organization Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Donfried   413-698-3135   Lisa@Donfried.com
   

Planning for annual fundraiser. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Monday April 27, 2015 -  Saturday May 2, 2015 Go To Top
nat_tulip.GIF Colorful Tissue Flowers at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Spring has definitely sprung. Come celebrate this spring season at the East Forest Park Library all week and create some beautiful, colorful flowers out of tissue paper. This simple craft will brighten up your day. For all ages.

    Location: East Forest Park
Monday April 27, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Ready, Sit, Read! at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We encourage 3-5 year olds (siblings too!) with a parent/caregiver to come in and enjoy seasonal rhymes, songs, finger plays, book-based activities, and - as always - the best in children's books! A staff member from the Home-City-Families organization will provide a craft and share parenting tips.
 Drop in - no registration necessary. For more information call the branch.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_computer3 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Computer Clinic: Focus on Online Shopping Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you have a question about using a computer but do not know whom to ask? Drop by the East Forest Park Branch Library and let Linda help you. This workshop begins with a twenty-minute overview of online shopping, and then is opened to questions and free exploration. Beginners and experienced computer users are welcomed.

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
lib_book01 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Early Literacy Coalition Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Canosa-Albano   413-263-6828 ext 291   jcanosa@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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 Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

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: Forest Park
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  7:30 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
   

PCA Workshop Series sponsored by 1199 SEIU.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
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lib_teddybear_reading 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Fun with Junie B. Jones! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Let's spend some time with beloved chapter book character Junie B. Jones!  We'll read about her ups and downs as she navigates the school bus, friends, teachers and much more. Junie B. loves an exciting project, so we'll finish off with an educational game or craft. Participants will also be given a weekly activity packet for home use.  For children in grades K - 4. Parents welcome to attend!

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Room
 
holiday_MLK_face.GIF 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Civil Rights in Springfield: Conversation and Photo Exhibition Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The Mason Square Branch of the Springfield City Library will host a conversation and photo exhibition focusing on civil rights activism in the City of Springfield, past and present.

Join us in the Mason Square community room for an intergenerational dialogue with civil rights activists and advocates, State Rep. Benjamin Swan, former State Rep. Raymond Jordan, Councilor E. Henry Twiggs, and Rev. Karen Rucks. They will discuss the events and conditions that incited Springfield's civil rights activism in the 1960s, the strategies employed to further the cause, and the leadership necessary to make a movement and inspire the community. Contemporary civil rights issues in Springfield will also be discussed. Participants are encouraged to contribute and bring their own questions.

 

The conversation will be followed by a light reception highlighting the branch’s recently-acquired prints that depict the civil rights rallies and marches against police brutality that swept the city following the Octagon Lounge Incident in July, 1965. The photographs were generously donated by The Republican.

 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Tuesday April 28, 2015 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   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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.  Registration required only if you are bringing more than four children.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square 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 Branch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood Branch   413-263-6805   
   

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: 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@gmail.com
   

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
 
z_cust_mcteen 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Make Your Mark: Create Your Own Rubber Stamp Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come and learn the art of stamp carving; use a template or design your own! You’ll be able to take the stamp you make home! Preregistration is required; sign up online or call the branch.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
Wednesday April 29, 2015 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   
   

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 SBIRT Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brenda Evans   413-787-6756   bevans@springfieldcityhall.com
   

COWNT Coalition training. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library 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., through May 27, ages 1-4.

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 – 2:30 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 one hour program is appropriate for children 1 – 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 – 2:30 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 escuchara cuentos muy buenos. Este nuevo programa de 60 minutos es apropiado para niños de 1 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
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elect_computer3 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Minecraft at the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Central Library for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space limited to 10 participants, and registration is required. Ages 8-12. For more information, contact the Children’s Room.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM LEGO Club 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   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGOs!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required. (Note the new day and end time!)

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Springfield Food Policy Council Film Festival Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Johnetta Baymon   413-263-6800, x6539   johnettab@springfieldpartnersinc.com
   

Not library sponsored.

    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   kmcguirl@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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 Love and Treasure by Ayelet Waldman.
  
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 April 30, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tiny Tots at Central 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 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 the basics of spreadsheets, formulas, and data entry. Basic computer knowledge is assumed. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are 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 6 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   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Artist’s Way: a workshop series for developing writers and artists Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   rduprey@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron in a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with writing and spoken exercises. The Artist’s Way develops artists by sharpening their artist-spiritual connection, and promises to be a highly personal and exciting journey. Workshops will be led in alteration by Phyllis St. George, Springfield editor, poet, & writing coach; Ellen Rivers, local actor / director; and Alice Kelly, a seasoned spiritual coach and exponent of The Artist’s Way.

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Indian Orchard Branch Library for our weekly Minecraft Club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
eth_mexican_flag.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Ojo de Dios Medallions at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   kshugrue@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Ojo de Dios (Eye of God) --  Join us in creating a beautiful traditional Mexican craft to celebrate the upcoming Cinco de Mayo!  This program is appropriate for ages 8 and up.

    Location: Mason Square
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Mason Square Library for our LEGO Club! Let your imagination run wild every Thursday from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Children's Programming Room. This program is appropriate for ages 6 and up.

    Location: Mason Square
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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
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess 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
   

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 pm on Fridays to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for ages 9 - 19.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
lib_book3 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Feed Your Hungry Mind Teen Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The awards have been handed out. Share YOUR award winners (the BEST), and the worst (the DUDS). Feed your body with yummy snacks and your mind with a fun book discussion and a raffle for door prizes. We’ll have copies of the award winners to share. Open to tweens and teens ages 12+. Space is limited, please preregister by calling the branch.

    Location: Indian Orchard
Saturday May 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Enrichment/Alpha Kappa Alpha Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rhonda Brace   413-627-6127   rmbhathor@aol.com
   

Meeting to discuss present and future programs, sponsored by Community Enrichment Inc. and Xi Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

Minecraft players of all skill levels are welcome to bring their laptops or use one of the library's six computers to build, play, and create. For ages 10 and up. 

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at Central 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 3-10, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday May 4, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Ready, Sit, Read! at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We encourage 3-5 year olds (siblings too!) with a parent/caregiver to come in and enjoy seasonal rhymes, songs, finger plays, book-based activities, and - as always - the best in children's books! A staff member from the Home-City-Families organization will provide a craft and share parenting tips.
 Drop in - no registration necessary. For more information call the branch.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

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: Forest Park
 
lib_teddybear_reading 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Fun with Junie B. Jones! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Let's spend some time with beloved chapter book character Junie B. Jones!  We'll read about her ups and downs as she navigates the school bus, friends, teachers and much more. Junie B. loves an exciting project, so we'll finish off with an educational game or craft. Participants will also be given a weekly activity packet for home use.  For children in grades K - 4. Parents welcome to attend!

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Room
Tuesday May 5, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Stories at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Sing, talk, read and play with your baby, 0 - 18 months old. This lapsit program will be followed by an opportunity for your babies to play and you to visit with other parents/caregivers. Reigstration is not necessary.

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.  Registration required only if you are bringing more than four children.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community 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 14 spaces available.
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Brightwood Branch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood Branch   413-263-6805   
   

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: Brightwood
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Anime and Manga Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

A monthly fun, casual, drop-in time that allows teens and tweens who are are Anime/Manga enthusiasts to meet others who share the same passion for discussions, activities and games, to draw, create their own art, and plan programs. So join us! Snacks served. Meetings held the first Tuesday of the month.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
nat_poppy 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Paper Flower Making for Mother's Day Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Say it with flowers!  Beautiful paper and materials will be available to create a single flower or a bouquet especially for Mom.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
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@gmail.com
   

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 May 6, 2015 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   
   

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
 
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., through May 27, ages 1-4.

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 – 2:30 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 one hour program is appropriate for children 1 – 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 – 2:30 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 escuchara cuentos muy buenos. Este nuevo programa de 60 minutos es apropiado para niños de 1 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
 
elect_computer3 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Minecraft at the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Central Library for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space limited to 10 participants, and registration is required. Ages 8-12. For more information, contact the Children’s Room.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM LEGO Club 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   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGOs!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required. (Note the new day and end time!)

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
office_meeting1 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Library Commission Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carol Leaders   413-263-6828 ext 290   cleaders@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

Library Commissioners    
    Location: Central Library Community 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   kmcguirl@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Free Comic Book Day 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
   

Join us at the Central Library to celebrate Free Comic Book Day. You can make your own comic, dress up in your best superhero costume, get a free comic book, and more. Supplies are limited, so get here early! Ages 5-12. For more information, contact the Children’s Room.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teaching Strategies GOLD Cohort Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marcela M. Simpson   413-336-3255   marcelamsimpson@gmail.com
   

Preschool Enrichment Team Technical Assistance. Not library sponosred.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Thursday May 7, 2015 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
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tiny Tots at Central 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
 
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   
   

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

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 Alison.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Parenting Skills Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jason Pope   413-654-1317   jpope@chd.org
   

Center for Human Development and DYS sponsored program.

    Location: Mason Square 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: 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
 
elect_computer3 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM 3D Printing @ Your Library! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join STCC representatives for an afternoon of hands-on 3D printing activities and learn about careers in technology and science. See a demonstration of STCC’s 3D printers by Steven Sinkwich, Staff Assistant in the Mechanical Engineering Department, and try out the Springfield City Library’s new 3D printing resources.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
nat_tulip.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Paint a Flower Pot at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Welcome Spring by painting your own plant pot. You'll take home a pot filled with soil and seeds. Watch your flowers grow! This is a free, family program just in time for Mother's Day! All supplies will be provided.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Mason Square Library for our LEGO Club! Let your imagination run wild every Thursday from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Children's Programming Room. This program is appropriate for ages 6 and up.

    Location: Mason Square
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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
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess 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
   

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 pm on Fridays to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for ages 9 - 19.

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday May 9, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Dads and Kids Book Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Help your children develop a love of reading by joining the Dads & Kids Book Club!  Designed for preschool children ages 2.9 years —5 years old (siblings welcome) the Dads & Kids Book Club will provide opportunities for fathers/father-figures to help their children  develop a love of reading.  Once a month, children will be introduced to books with a storytime, an arts & craft activity, a snack, and time for dads to meet other dads.  For more information please call Jeff at 413-263-6853 or Ted at 413-263-6828, ext. 201. Offered in collaboration with Home City Families and the HCS Head Start Dads Make a Difference Committee.

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_book3 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Horror 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 horror fiction? Once a month join other horror fans to discuss your favorite books. The book for May is the graphic novel Dead Space by Antony Johnston. 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 Dead Space: As the dead begin to rise as horrific monsters, can P-SEC Sgt. Abraham Neumann contain the threat? What role does the mysterious Church of Unitology have in all of this? And can any of them make it out alive...?

    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_legoguy 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM LEGO Library Club at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in and create something really cool with our enormous selection of LEGOs! This program for children ages 4 -12 would enhance social interaction skills and creativity. Children's creations will be displayed afterwords.

No registration required.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

Minecraft players of all skill levels are welcome to bring their laptops or use one of the library's six computers to build, play, and create. For ages 10 and up. 

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at Central 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 3-10, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday May 11, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Ready, Sit, Read! at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We encourage 3-5 year olds (siblings too!) with a parent/caregiver to come in and enjoy seasonal rhymes, songs, finger plays, book-based activities, and - as always - the best in children's books! A staff member from the Home-City-Families organization will provide a craft and share parenting tips.
 Drop in - no registration necessary. For more information call the branch.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

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: Forest Park
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Bristle Bots for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wish you had a robot to do your kitchen chores? Build this tiny one yourself using a small scrub brush and some basic electronic parts.  This program will take place in Teen Central on the second floor of the Central Library; suggested for ages 11 and up.

    Location: Central Library
        There are 8 spaces available.
Tuesday May 12, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Stories at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Sing, talk, read and play with your baby, 0 - 18 months old. This lapsit program will be followed by an opportunity for your babies to play and you to visit with other parents/caregivers. Reigstration is not necessary.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
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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.  Registration required only if you are bringing more than four children.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
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 ext 442   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 Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng (2014) fiction.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library 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 14 spaces available.
 
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 Branch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood Branch   413-263-6805   
   

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: 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
 
misc_scissors 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Silhouette Self Portraits for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you like the idea of creating a portrait of yourself that shows who you really are? Come make an outline of your own silhouette and fill it in with collage materials, drawings, paint, or whatever you like. All supplies will be provided, including an outline of your head in profile. For ages 10-19.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 16 spaces available.
 
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@gmail.com
   

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 Ruby by Cynthia Bond. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday May 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM MA Dept. of Public Health Training for Shelter Staff Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Scannell   617-624-6041   deborah.scannell@state.ma.us
   

Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
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
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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 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., through May 27, ages 1-4.

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 – 2:30 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 one hour program is appropriate for children 1 – 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 – 2:30 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 escuchara cuentos muy buenos. Este nuevo programa de 60 minutos es apropiado para niños de 1 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 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
 
elect_computer3 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Minecraft at the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Central Library for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space limited to 10 participants, and registration is required. Ages 8-12. For more information, contact the Children’s Room.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM LEGO Club 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   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGOs!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required. (Note the new day and end time!)

    Location: Central Library Children's Program 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
 
office_pencil 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Writing Workshop Series: Finding Your Voice Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is the first of four fun writing workshops perfect for the novice or more experienced writer. In Finding Your Voice, you'll write free-form from visual prompts to find and enliven your unique voice as a writer. Led by Phyllis St. George. This series is partially funded by the Springfield Cultural Council.

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
Thursday May 14, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tiny Tots at Central 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
 
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   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Mason Square Library for our LEGO Club! Let your imagination run wild every Thursday from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Children's Programming Room. This program is appropriate for ages 6 and up.

    Location: Mason Square
 
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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ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies at Mason Square: Annie Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Mason Square Branch for a screening of Annie.

Ever since her parents left her as a baby, little Annie (Quvenzhané Wallis) has led a hard-knock life with her calculating foster mother, Miss Hannigan. However, all that changes when hard-nosed billionaire and mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) takes her in on the recommendation of his advisers (Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale). Stacks believes that he's Annie's guardian angel, but the plucky youngster's confidence and sunny outlook may mean that Annie will save Will instead. Rated PG.

Popcorn served for free.

Watch the preview here.

 

    Location: Mason Square 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
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess 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
   

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 pm on Fridays to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for ages 9 - 19.

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday May 16, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 12:30 AM  -  2:30 AM Create Your Own Comic Book Character Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Learn from talented artists Gianina Velez and Rose Jimenez how to create your own comic book character using a variety of styles. All supplies will be provided. For ages 8-19. Sign up online or call the branch.

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Hi!Tech: Introduction to PowerPoint Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Add style and pizazz to your presentations with this powerful and popular program. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is 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 14 spaces available.
 
rec_scissors&glue 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Upcycled Art for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make beautiful art out of found objects. For youth 11 and up. Supplies are limited so come in early. Preregistration is encouraged, but not necessary. Please call the branch to preregister.

May 16 - Frosted Candle Holder

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

Minecraft players of all skill levels are welcome to bring their laptops or use one of the library's six computers to build, play, and create. For ages 10 and up. 

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_paintpalette02 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mason Square Paints Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Calling all crafty kids, artists, and appreciators of the outdoors!

Join us in the Mason Square Branch’s Reading Garden for a series of free painting sessions. Get in touch with your creative side under the shade of an umbrella. Draw inspiration from the garden’s new blooms, the branch’s collection of art books, or whatever you like! Patrons of all ages are encouraged to join in the fun.

Paper and watercolor paints will be provided.

Tea provided for refreshment.

Arts & Crafts    
    Location: Mason Square
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at Central 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 3-10, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday May 18, 2015 -  Saturday May 30, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil Blackout Poetry and Art Contest Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

1. Photocopy a page from your favorite book, grab a news article, or ask a librarian for books that have been discarded.

2. Find words to create a poem.  Circle them, keeping in mind that the reading will go from left to right, up to down.

3. Use dark paint or markers to blackout the rest of the page and (if you choose) blackout an image from the page.

A gift certificate will be awarded for Best Blackout Poetry and/or Best Blackout Art.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
Monday May 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:30 AM  -  2:30 PM SPS Special Ed. Dept. Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Retchin   413-787-7172   retchinn@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
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lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Ready, Sit, Read! at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We encourage 3-5 year olds (siblings too!) with a parent/caregiver to come in and enjoy seasonal rhymes, songs, finger plays, book-based activities, and - as always - the best in children's books! A staff member from the Home-City-Families organization will provide a craft and share parenting tips.
 Drop in - no registration necessary. For more information call the branch.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_computer3 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Computer Clinic: Focus on Word Processing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Learn or improve your word processing skills in this hands-on class.  Microsoft Word is a popular program used for creating letters, resumes, flyers, invitations, and the like.  We will go over basic features and focus on your specific needs during the workshop's first half, and then open it up to your own computer questions about this or other topics.  Basic keyboarding and mouse skills are helpful.

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

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: Forest Park
 
food_carrot.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Food Art Contest for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We supply the food, and you use it to make art! Your creation can win an award in categories like Most Colorful, Greatest Number of Foods Used, Grossed Combination, and many more. No registration required, call 413-263-6828 ext 425 for more information.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Are You Ready for a Review? Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joanna Doyle   781-275-2433, x622   jdoyle@clarendonees.org
   

Clarendon Early Education Services training. Principal speaker: Jean Bianchi-Sharkey. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday May 19, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Stories at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Sing, talk, read and play with your baby, 0 - 18 months old. This lapsit program will be followed by an opportunity for your babies to play and you to visit with other parents/caregivers. Reigstration is not necessary.

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.  Registration required only if you are bringing more than four children.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_computer3 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Hi!Tech: Introduction to Social Media Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Enjoy an introduction to the leading social media websites including Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse 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 14 spaces available.
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Brightwood Branch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood Branch   413-263-6805   
   

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: 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@gmail.com
   

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
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misc_usflag 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM What’s It Like to Hold Political Office?: For Voters and Candidates Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Canosa Albano   413-263-6828 ext 291   jcanosa@springfieldlibrary.org
   

What’s it like to be a candidate? Once you’ve won the election, what’s it like to be in office? Candidates and voters are invited to this moderated panel to hear about grassroots campaigning, learning about issues important to voters, fundraising, constituent work, using social media, and audience questions. Elections staff will be on hand to register Springfield residents and help them check their voter status.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
        There are 80 spaces available.
Wednesday May 20, 2015 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   
   

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
 
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., through May 27, ages 1-4.

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 – 2:30 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 one hour program is appropriate for children 1 – 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 – 2:30 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 escuchara cuentos muy buenos. Este nuevo programa de 60 minutos es apropiado para niños de 1 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
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Manga and More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   chenriquez@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Teens! Whether you love anime, manga, and comics or you are just learning of them for the first time, come join us in the activity den for discussions, activities, games, and more! Make new friends who share your interests. We meet the third Wednesday of each month. Snacks provided.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
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_book3 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM American Girl Club Meetings at East Springfield 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
 
elect_computer3 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Minecraft at the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Central Library for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space limited to 10 participants, and registration is required. Ages 8-12. For more information, contact the Children’s Room.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM LEGO Club 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   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGOs!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required. (Note the new day and end time!)

    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   kmcguirl@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
 
office_pencil 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Fifteen Shades of Gray - A Drawing Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Enjoy this art class for adults of all skill levels working on line drawing, sketching and shading techniques using charcoal and pencil. An art teacher--Mariza Graziano--will use still life arrangements as the subjects to draw. All art supplies will be provided, and refreshments are offered compliments of the Friends of the Library.  

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
office_pencil 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Writing Workshop Series: Super Sentences Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Strengthen your grasp on basic sentence structure, form, and grammar. Review standard syntax, and enjoy building a better writing style and vocabulary. Led by Phyllis St. George. This series is partially funded by the Springfield Cultural Council.

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
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Thursday May 21, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tiny Tots at Central 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
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM PCA Workshop - Bloodborne Pathogens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linnea Rego   617-284-1216   linnea.rego@1199funds.org
   

PCA Workshop Series sponsored by 1199 SEIU.

    Location: Central Library 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
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Mason Square Library for our LEGO Club! Let your imagination run wild every Thursday from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Children's Programming Room. This program is appropriate for ages 6 and up.

    Location: Mason Square
 
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
 
school_graduate 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Eliminate D.E.B.T.: Student Loan Debt and For-Profit Schools Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Eliminate D.E.B.T.—the Massachusetts Attorney General’s initiative to increase awareness of Deceptive Education Business Tactics used by some for-profit schools.

Join Morgan Callahan for a presentation on the deceptive tactics used by some for-profit schools. The Massachusetts Attorney General’s office found that some for-profit schools target individuals who are more likely than others to use federal student aid dollars to pay for their schooling, such as veterans, single mothers, ESL learners and low-income families. Learn how to spot these deceptive tactics and protect yourself and your loved ones.

Morgan Callahan is a representative of the Massachusetts Attorney General's Community Information & Education Division.

A presentation to Read/Write/Now class and open to members of the general public

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
        There are 30 spaces available.
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
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess 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
   

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 pm on Fridays to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for ages 9 - 19.

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday May 23, 2015 Go To Top
food_teapot.GIF 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Downton Abbey Tea at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The East Springfield Branch Library invites fans of Downton Abbey to join us for tea, trivia, and discussion. Hats encouraged. Refreshments served.

    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_legoguy 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM LEGO Library Club at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in and create something really cool with our enormous selection of LEGOs! This program for children ages 4 -12 would enhance social interaction skills and creativity. Children's creations will be displayed afterwords.

No registration required.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
lib_book3 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch Bunch Book Club at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Listen to some stories, engage in a fun activity and enjoy a simple lunch.  Preregistration is highly recommended. This program is intended for ages 5-13. First come, first serve while supplies last.

Sponsored by Faith United Church of Springfield.

 

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
        There are 20 spaces available.
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elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

Minecraft players of all skill levels are welcome to bring their laptops or use one of the library's six computers to build, play, and create. For ages 10 and up. 

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
ent_microphone1 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM 7 Minutes: Literary Arts Spotlight Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

In this literary showcase of local and regional writers, pre-registered literary artists (18+) will share a seven-minute reading of their writing from ANY genre. The public (18+) is invited to come listen. Books and other literary materials will be available for sale and for autographs.

Springfield’s first Poet Laureate and award-winning, multilingual poet María Luisa Arroyo will host this monthly event. Please contact María Luisa (mlarroyo67@hotmail.com) for registration information.

This series will run on the last Saturday of each month through June.

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at Central 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 3-10, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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
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All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.

 

    Location: All Library Locations
Tuesday May 26, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Stories at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Sing, talk, read and play with your baby, 0 - 18 months old. This lapsit program will be followed by an opportunity for your babies to play and you to visit with other parents/caregivers. Reigstration is not necessary.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Attachment and Nurturing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anitza Guadarrama-Tiernan   617-502-8751   anitza.guadarrama-tiernan@state.ma.us
   

Training sponsored by the Children's Trust. Principal speaker: Lee Mackinnon.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square 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 Branch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood Branch   413-263-6805   
   

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: 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@gmail.com
   

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 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
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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 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., through May 27, ages 1-4.

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 – 2:30 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 one hour program is appropriate for children 1 – 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 – 2:30 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 escuchara cuentos muy buenos. Este nuevo programa de 60 minutos es apropiado para niños de 1 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 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Springfield Food Policy Council Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Johnetta Baymon   413-263-6500, x6539   johnettab@springfieldpartnersinc.com
   

Springfield Food Policy Copuncil monthly steering committee meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square 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   kmcguirl@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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 The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.
  
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
 
office_pencil 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Writing Workshop Series: Editing Your Own Writing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

In this interactive and dynamic workshop, participants will review the writing of one another and offer helpful and sensitive feedback aimed at increasing awareness of effective grammar, vocabulary, and style. Led by Phyllis St. George. This series is partially funded by the Springfield Cultural Council.

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
Thursday May 28, 2015 Go To Top
elect_computer3 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Hi!Tech: Introduction to Publisher Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Create attractive flyers, brochures and more with this popular desktop publishing software. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Donna.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 14 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
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Mason Square Library for our LEGO Club! Let your imagination run wild every Thursday from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Children's Programming Room. This program is appropriate for ages 6 and up.

    Location: Mason Square
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Grief Through Story Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Aphrodite Easton   413-348-3120   aeaston@smith.edu; katie.ricksplace@gmail.com
   

Rick's Place Inc. event to introduce the use of literature as an effective tool in talking with youth about death, dying, and grief. Principal speaker: Aphrodite Easton. Not a library sponsored. 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday May 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SPS Special Ed. Dept. Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Retchin   413-787-7172   retchinn@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Not library sponsored.

    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
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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
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess 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
   

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 pm on Fridays to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for ages 9 - 19.

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday May 30, 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: 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 May is The Sisters Grimm: The Fairy Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley. 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 Sisters Grimm: The Fairy Tale Detectives: Orphans Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are sent to live with an eccentric grandmother that they have always believed to be dead.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

Minecraft players of all skill levels are welcome to bring their laptops or use one of the library's six computers to build, play, and create. For ages 10 and up. 

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_paintpalette 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mason Square Paints Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Calling all crafty kids, artists, and appreciators of the outdoors!

Join us in the Mason Square Branch’s Reading Garden for a series of free painting sessions. Under the shade of an umbrella you can get in touch with your creative side.  Draw inspiration from the garden’s new blooms, the branch’s collection of art books, or whatever you like!  Patrons of all ages are encouraged to join in the fun.

Paper and watercolor paints will be provided.

Tea provided for refreshment.

Arts & Crafts    
    Location: Mason Square
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at Central 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 3-10, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday June 1, 2015 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

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: Forest Park
Tuesday June 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM SNAP Outreach Event Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carol Dupre   413-247-9738, x125   carold@foodbankwma.org
   

Outreach event sponsored by the Food Bank of Western MA and AARP.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Brightwood Branch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood Branch   413-263-6805   
   

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: Brightwood
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Anime and Manga Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

A monthly fun, casual, drop-in time that allows teens and tweens who are are Anime/Manga enthusiasts to meet others who share the same passion for discussions, activities and games, to draw, create their own art, and plan programs. So join us! Snacks served. Meetings held the first Tuesday of the month.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Wednesday June 3, 2015 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   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
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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  -  7:30 PM Library Commission Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carol Leaders   413-263-6828 ext 290   cleaders@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

Library Commissioners    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teaching Strategies GOLD Cohort Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marcela M. Simpson   413-336-3255   marcelamsimpson@gmail.com
   

Preschool Enrichment Team Technical Assistance. Not library sponosred.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Thursday June 4, 2015 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 1:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Night at the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Blanche Martin   413-693-0203   bmartin@uwpv.org
   

The United Way of Pioneer Valley and various agencies from the neighborhood share information with the community.

    Location: Mason Square 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: 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
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Mason Square Library for our LEGO Club! Let your imagination run wild every Thursday from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Children's Programming Room. This program is appropriate for ages 6 and up.

    Location: Mason Square
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
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess 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
   

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 pm on Fridays to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for ages 9 - 19.

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday June 6, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch Bunch Book Club at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Listen to some stories, engage in a fun activity and enjoy a simple lunch.  Preregistration is highly recommended. This program is intended for ages 5-13. First come, first serve while supplies last.

Sponsored by Faith United Church of Springfield.

 

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

Minecraft players of all skill levels are welcome to bring their laptops or use one of the library's six computers to build, play, and create. For ages 10 and up. 

    Location: Indian Orchard
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lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at Central 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 3-10, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday June 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Infant and Toddler Development: What the Research is Telling Us Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anitza Guadarrama-Tiernan   617-502-8751   anitza.guadarrama-tiernan@state.ma.us
   

Training sponsored by the Children's Trust. Principal speaker: Lee Mackinnon.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
office_money_bills_coins 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Campaign Finance Rules & Regulations: For Voters and Candidates Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Canosa Albano   413-263-6828 ext 291   jcanosa@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Candidates and elected officials are required to file paperwork with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts detailing their campaign fundraising and expenditures. Jason Tait, Director of Communications and Public Education for the state’s Department of Office of Campaign and Political Finance will offer training and information to those running for office on filing requirements and document preparation in compliance with the state’s campaign finance laws as well as the role of public employees and officials in campaigns.  Voters can learn how to research the database that is compiled from these documents.

Open to candidates, elected officials, and residents of Springfield and surrounding towns with a Fall election season. Elections staff will be on hand to register Springfield residents and help them check their voter status.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 80 spaces available.
Tuesday June 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
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 ext 442   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 Tell the Wolves I’m Home  by Carol Brunt (2012) fiction. 

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
 
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
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
 
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 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
 
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
 
office_pencil 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Writing Workshop Series: Reading to Find Your Own Voice Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The best writers are also readers! Bring in a few pages of a favorite book, story or essay and, using the Amherst Writers Method as a model, write an imitation with your own characters. Feedback on the writing will focus on what is enjoyable and strong. Led by Phyllis St. George. This series is partially funded by the Springfield Cultural Council.

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
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Thursday June 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Becoming a Dynamic Group Facilitator Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anitza Guadarrama-Tiernan   617-502-8751   anitza.guadarrama-tiernan@state.ma.us
   

Training sponsored by the Children's Trust. Principal speaker: Haji Shearer.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Mason Square Library for our LEGO Club! Let your imagination run wild every Thursday from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Children's Programming Room. This program is appropriate for ages 6 and up.

    Location: Mason Square
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM 'Community Check-Up' - Mason Square Health Task Force Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beatrice Dewberry   413-206-5513   bdewberry@springfieldy.org
   

Mason Square Helath Task Force quarterly meeting:  community organizations present the health happenings in Mason Square. 

    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 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
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess 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
   

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 pm on Fridays to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for ages 9 - 19.

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday June 13, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Horror 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 horror fiction? Once a month join other horror fans to discuss your favorite books. There are 2 books for May: one is the graphic novel (manga) Death Note, volume 1, by Tsugumi Ohba. The other is Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. You may sign up for the book club ahead of time by calling the branch, or just drop in. Copies of the books will be available at the circulation desk.

Description of Death Note, volume 1: When high school student Light Yagami finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a Shinigami death god, he discovers that any person whose name is written in it dies, so Light decides to use the notebook to rid the world of evil.

Description of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: After a family tragedy, Jacob feels compelled to explore an abandoned orphanage on an island off the coast of Wales, discovering disturbing facts about the children who were kept there.

Note: The East Forest Park Branch Library's Horror Fiction Book Club for Teens and Tweens will not be meeting in the month of July; it will resume its usual schedule on the second Saturday of August.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Reading Garden Party Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a Wonderland Tea Party to celebrate the planting of the Reading Garden.

    Location: Forest Park
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Pastel Painting: Scarlet Poppies and Realism Made Easy Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

With Georgia O’Keeffe’s scarlet poppies as a guide, participants in this expressive and fun workshop will easily learn painting techniques used to recreate the style. All materials are being supplied by artist and teacher Greg Maichack.

Arts & Crafts    
    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

Minecraft players of all skill levels are welcome to bring their laptops or use one of the library's six computers to build, play, and create. For ages 10 and up. 

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at Central 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 3-10, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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Tuesday June 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
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 June 17, 2015 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   
   

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
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Manga and More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   chenriquez@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Teens! Whether you love anime, manga, and comics or you are just learning of them for the first time, come join us in the community room for discussions, activities, games, and more! Make new friends who share your interests. We meet the third Wednesday of each month. Snacks provided.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
lib_book3 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM American Girl Club Meetings at East Springfield 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
Thursday June 18, 2015 Go To Top
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
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Mason Square Library for our LEGO Club! Let your imagination run wild every Thursday from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Children's Programming Room. This program is appropriate for ages 6 and up.

    Location: Mason Square
 
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
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess 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
   

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 pm on Fridays to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for ages 9 - 19.

    Location: East Forest Park
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Saturday June 20, 2015 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

Minecraft players of all skill levels are welcome to bring their laptops or use one of the library's six computers to build, play, and create. For ages 10 and up. 

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at Central 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 3-10, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday June 22, 2015 Go To Top
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.

Contact: Jean Canosa Albano, 413-263-6828, ext. 291

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM School Age Activities Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joanna Doyle   781-275-2433, x622   jdoyle@clarendonees.org
   

Clarendon Early Education Services training. Principal speaker: Joanna Doyle. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday June 23, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square 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
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
 
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 every Wednesday morning for stories, songs, and crafts. For ages 3 to 8, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Springfield Food Policy Council Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Johnetta Baymon   413-263-6500, x6539   johnettab@springfieldpartnersinc.com
   

Springfield Food Policy Copuncil monthly steering committee meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
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 The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer.
  
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 June 25, 2015 Go To Top
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
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Mason Square Library for our LEGO Club! Let your imagination run wild every Thursday from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Children's Programming Room. This program is appropriate for ages 6 and up.

    Location: Mason Square
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Friday June 26, 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
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess 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
   

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 pm on Fridays to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for ages 9 - 19.

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday June 27, 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: 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 June is The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart. 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 Mysterious Benedict Society: After passing a series of mind-bending tests, four children are selected for a secret mission that requires them to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules.
 

    Location: East Forest Park
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

Minecraft players of all skill levels are welcome to bring their laptops or use one of the library's six computers to build, play, and create. For ages 10 and up. 

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
ent_microphone1 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM 7 Minutes: Literary Arts Spotlight Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

In this literary showcase of local and regional writers, pre-registered literary artists (18+) will share a seven-minute reading of their writing from ANY genre. The public (18+) is invited to come listen. Books and other literary materials will be available for sale and for autographs.

Springfield’s first Poet Laureate and award-winning, multilingual poet María Luisa Arroyo will host this monthly event. Please contact María Luisa (mlarroyo67@hotmail.com) for registration information.

This series will run on the last Saturday of each month through June.

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at Central 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 3-10, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday June 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
nat_lightning 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Light Painting for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Get ready to celebrate Independence Day by making your own fireworks! Create beautiful designs in the dark with flashlights, rope lighting, and light-up toys and learn to photograph them with the app LongExpo!

Sign up online or call Martha. This program is suggested for ages 11-18.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
Wednesday July 1, 2015 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   
   

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  -  7:30 PM Library Commission Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carol Leaders   413-263-6828 ext 290   cleaders@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

Library Commissioners    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
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Thursday July 2, 2015 Go To Top
nat_lightning 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Light Painting for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Get ready to celebrate Independence Day by making your own fireworks!  Create beautiful designs in the dark with flashlights, rope lighting, and light-up toys and learn to photograph the with the app LongExpo!

Sign up online or call the branch. This program is suggested for ages 11-18.

 

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
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: 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
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square