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Monday May 1, 2017 -  Thursday June 29, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette Art Central: Paintings by Gloria Caballer-Arce Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

On display this season are selected paintings by Springfield artist Dr. Gloria Caballer-Arce. New works in her trademark style of bold colors, interweaving lines, and abstract shapes will enliven and inspire with their beauty and strength. A public reception in honor of the artist and her works is scheduled for Monday, May 1st starting at 6:30 p.m.

Art & Photography Exhibits    
    Location: Central Library
Monday June 12, 2017 -  Saturday August 26, 2017 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
   

Teens, here's a chance to show off your creative side by entering the Blackout Poetry & Art Contest. It's fun and simple to do. Prizes will be awarded for best blackout poem and for best blackout art. Please call Emma at the branch for more details. This program is for teens ages 11-18. 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_house.GIF Neighbor Care Cards for the YWCA Shelter Families Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Build a better world with a message of care to our neighbors in need!
Join us throughout the summer to create handmade welcome cards to be distributed to families in need coming into the Springfield YWCA family shelter. Stop by our branch at any time during open hours and create your card. Give it to the librarian to be sent to the YWCA, and earn a treat! All supplies will be provided. During all open hours. This program is suggested for teens ages 11 to 18, but all ages are welcome to participate.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_house.GIF Neighbor Care Cards for the YWCA Shelter Families Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Build a better world with a message of care to our neighbors in need!
Join us throughout the summer to create handmade welcome cards to be distributed to families in need coming into the Springfield YWCA family shelter. Stop by our branch at any time during open hours and create your card. Give it to the librarian to be sent to the YWCA, and earn a treat! All supplies will be provided. During all open hours. This program is suggested for teens ages 11 to 18, but all ages are welcome to participate.

    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_house.GIF Neighbor Care Cards for the YWCA Shelter Families Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Build a better world with a message of care to our neighbors in need!
Join us throughout the summer to create handmade welcome cards to be distributed to families in need coming into the Springfield YWCA family shelter. Stop by our branch at any time during open hours and create your card. Give it to the librarian to be sent to the YWCA, and earn a treat! All supplies will be provided. During all open hours. This program is suggested for teens ages 11 to 18, but all ages are welcome to participate.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
nat_summertime Summer Reading Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Summer Reading Club is an amazing opportunity to earn all kinds of raffles and prizes - just by reading! All ages can participate, from newborns to adults. To join, stop by any of our library locations.

Read To Me (for infants, toddlers, and pre-readers) Pick up a reading log at any branch. Color it in as you read with your child. When the log is full, bring it in and exchange it for a prize!

Children (for grades K-5 and independent readers) Pick up a reading log at any branch. Color in a section of the log for every day you read 20 minutes or more. When the log is full, bring it in and claim your “brag beads” and other prizes. Completing your first two reading logs will earn you a free book!

Teen (for grades 6-12) Register online or pick up a paper reading log. Log every day that you read for at least 30 minutes; you’ll win prizes after reading for 7 days, 28 days, and 56 days. Teens: when you sign up for the Summer Reading Club, be sure to ask your librarian about a special teen fine forgiveness program we have this summer!

Adult Earn raffle tickets for nineteen valuable prizes by reading books and writing reviews, entering our essay program Build a Better World, Write All About It, or attending book-related events over the summer.  Raffle drawings will be held at the Ice Cream Social and Adult Summer Reading Club Finale.

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: All Library Locations
 
lib_book3 This Book Changed My World Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

What book did you read that changed how you saw the world? Come in and (1) draw a picture that shows what your world-changing book is about or (2) write a short paragraph about your book. We’ll display them all the summer, and inspire others to try these stories that might also change their world. Come in at any time during our open hours to participate. This program is suggested for ages 9 to 19.

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: East Springfield
Thursday June 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 1:30 AM  -  3:00 AM Make A Read Bead Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Hey, Summer Reading Club members! Come to the library and make a special bead for your collection out of model magic. Decorate and paint it! Better yet, make two and swap with your reading bestie. Not a reading club member? Now's the time to join in on the fun!

    Location: Brightwood
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, June 6 - June 20, 1:30-2:30 p.m.,  Thursdays, June 29 - August 24, 10:30-11:30 p.m. Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM CANCELLED: Choices: Steps Toward Health Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Arlene Iraola   413-737-0236 ext.102   airaola@umext.umass.edu
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

UMASS Extension is offering a free nutrition class promoting healthy eating and physical activity. 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Arise for Social Justice fundraising group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Ferguson   413-367-2310   ferguson3638@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Arise is a low income rights community organizing group in Springfield seeking economic, environmental, racial and social justice.

Ferguson    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Continuing The Artist's Way Journey Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   aoconnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book Finding Water: the Art of Perserverance, by Julia Cameron. It is a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with written and/or spoken exercises. The series extends the ideas developed in an earlier workshop series called The Artists' Way, though new and returning members are equally welcomed. The series develops new and aspiring artists by sharpening the artist-spiritual connection, and promises to be a highly personal and exciting journey. Workshops will be led by Phyllis St. George, published poet and editor, and exponent of The Artist’s Way.

Writing Workshops    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
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elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Coding Club: Make Music Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Create your own digital music and sounds! Use Scratch and Google CS First starter projects to design your own music, create your own instruments and music videos, and learn how technology is used in the music industry. No previous computer experience is necessary. Explore storytelling, game design and other CS First options as time allows. This program is a four-day series running each afternoon June 26-29. Space is limited to six participants, so register early. For ages 11 to 19.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Summer Family Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Bring the whole family for fun with books and get a free book to take home. Recommended for families with kids 6 and under, siblings welcome. Sponsored by Home City Families. For more information, call or stop by the branch.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM PEAT Working Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richard Pedraza   413-750-2065   rpedraza@springfieldcityhall.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Addressing Non Medical Use of Prescription Drugs Among High School Aged Youth

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you love LEGOS? Join us every Thursday for building fun! Share your ideas and brick vision with other LEGO lovers- let your imagination run wild!

    Location: Brightwood
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Committee to Elect School Committee Members Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stephanie Brown   413-348-4389   smurbro@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The committee will be meeting to discuss issues, in the Springfield Public Schools. 

    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   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Feeling like you need to de-stress? Want to do something creative? Just need a break?

Come down to the library and color. Yes! Color! It turns out that adult coloring, one of the biggest trends of the year, has proven to be both relaxing and therapeutic. We’ll provide beautiful adult coloring sheets and colored pencils. Every Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in the Children's Workroom.

Got kids? Our LEGO Club will be running at the same time.
 
 

Arts & Crafts    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
misc_tshirt 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Teen T-Shirt Totes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Help save our planet from plastic by bringing reusable bags wherever you go. Come to this workshop to learn how to make your own reusable tote bag from an old t-shirt. T-shirts will be provided, but bring your own if you'd like.
 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
Friday June 30, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Central Library, 220 State Street, is closed on Fridays.

Locations and Hours    
    Location: Central Library
 
rec_paintpalette02 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Canvas Cafe Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Here's the perfect paint party for the Early Bird! Join us for coffee, bagels and -- brushes! We'll spend the morning in the beautiful, air-conditioned meeting room creating a painting you will be proud to hang; and have you out and about before lunch! Supplies and refreshments provided. Painting TBD. Please dress for spills.

Arts & Crafts    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
   
 
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Friday from 10-11:30 AM.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant/Toddler 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
   

Fridays, June 2, June 16-July 28th, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and a craft or activity. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome. Facilitated and sponsored by Home City Families.

    Location: East Forest Park
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rep. Williams Office Hours Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Office of Bud Williams   413-739-8547   
   

Representative Bud Williams and his office announced a spring office hours schedule, with meetings to be held throughout the district.

Constituents and town officials are invited to attend and express any concerns, ideas and issues they have.

As always, constituents are welcome to schedule an appointment if the scheduled meeting times are not convenient by calling Rep. Williams' district office at 413-739-8547.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. This group meets every Friday from 1-2:30 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Beginnings Early Education and Care Preschool Graduation Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tabitha Desplaine   413-263-6500   tabithad@springfieldpartnersinc.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

New Beginnings Early Education and Care Preschool Graduation

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Friday afternoon from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Pine Point Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft every Friday! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. Ages 8-18.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday July 1, 2017 -  Thursday August 31, 2017 Go To Top
elect_camera Art Central Presents the Photographic Art of Max Fehr Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

On display for the summer months in Art Central  are the photographic artworks of Max Fehr. Combining the artist's love for poetry and photography, his art pieces include stunning landscapes, portraits, and still lifes coupled with a companion poem. His work is at once stark and dramatic, and offers insight into human experiences and natural beauty. Perfect for a moment's contemplation or an hour of careful thought, his fine quality work are excellent for a summer's repose. All ages.

Art & Photography Exhibits    
    Location: Central Library
Saturday July 1, 2017 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Introduction to Publisher Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Create simple yet attractive flyers and brochures with Publisher, a convenient desktop publishing software package. We'll look at making multipaged handouts and multifold brochures using Publisher's powerful templates. Skill with a keyboard and mouse is needed for success in this workshop. Light refreshments, compliments of the Friends of the Library, will be provided. Led by Matthew

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
   
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Ragin Bulls Funday Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Temetrius murray   413-222-8048   murraytemetrius29@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Funday for the local 4th grade Ragin Bulls basketball team, affliated with the Dunbar community center, as they are trying to get to A big tournament out in Maryland.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
anim_dog1 12:00 PM  -  12:00 PM DIY Donations for the Animal Shelter : Dog Toys Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let's DIY Donations. Help us make some upcycled braided dog toys that will be donated to Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Shelter. This program is suggested for teens ages 11 to 18.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Saturday afternoon 1:00 - 2:30  p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
ent_guitar01 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Learn Ukulele Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This event has been rescheduled from an earlier date.

Have you always wanted to learn to play an instrument? Come to the library for this workshop, and you'll be on your way to playing a mean ukulele! This program is for ages 10 through adult and open to the first 20 participants. Register by stopping by or calling the branch. Instruments will be provided.

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

Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Children’s Program Room. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft.  No registration required.  Siblings welcome! 

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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Sunday July 2, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Central Library is closed on Sundays during the summer through Labor Day.

Locations and Hours    
    Location: Central Library
Monday July 3, 2017 -  Friday July 28, 2017 Go To Top
elect_camera Brightwood Gallery Presents the Photographic Art of Max Fehr Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

On display for the month of July at the Brightwood Branch Library are the photographic artworks of Max Fehr. Combining the artist's love for poetry and photography, his art pieces include stunning landscapes, portraits, and still lifes coupled with a companion poem. His work is at once stark and dramatic, and offers insight into human experiences and natural beauty. Perfect for a moment's contemplation or an hour of careful thought, his fine quality work are excellent for a summer's repose. All ages.

Art & Photography Exhibits    
    Location: Brightwood
Monday July 3, 2017 Go To Top
rec_knitting 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Monday from 1:30-3 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Attention LEGO enthusiasts!  Drop in for freestyle building, meeting new friends, and browsing the library's many LEGO-themed books. This program is ideal for children ages 5-10, but all are welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_handshake 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Register to Work at MGM! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Caitlin Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Want to get a job at the casino? MGM Springfield will conduct its hiring using an online program known as SkillSmart. 

Now you can get help setting up a SkillSmart profile in three different library locations. Kat Mangiafico, of Opportunity Services, will hold monthly SkillSmart Registration drop-in sessions at the Central Library, and the Mason Square and Sixteen Acres branch libraries.

Once you have a profile in SkillSmart, you will automatically receive notifications on job openings, educational opportunities, and other important MGM Springfield employment updates. 

No registration is required. Bring a friend and tell your family! This is brought to you by the Springfield City Library and Opportunity Services, Inc. 

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
rec_games 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Board Game Night @ Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sodonnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun evening of games!  We’ll provide board games, card games, and more.  Try a new game or play an old favorite!  For children ages 3-12.  Siblings welcome. Held every Monday through August 21.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday July 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_usflag Independence Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

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

Locations and Hours    
    Location: All Library Locations
Wednesday July 5, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, ongoing, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Mason Square Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and playtime. Registration required for large groups. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

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

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads at this lively book group. Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres. We're always open to new members - join us! This group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at noon.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Rep. Williams Office Hours Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Office of Bud Williams   413-739-8547   
   

Representative Bud Williams and his office announced a summer office hours schedule, with meetings to be held throughout the district.

Constituents and town officials are invited to attend and express any concerns, ideas and issues they have.

As always, constituents are welcome to schedule an appointment if the scheduled meeting times are not convenient by calling Rep. Williams' district office at 413-739-8547.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Please call Emma at 413-263-6858 if you have knitting supplies to donate. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Wednesday from 1-3 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
Wednesdays, ongoing, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome. 

Hora de cuentos bilingües en la Biblioteca Brightwood
Todos los miércoles, 1:30 a 2:30 p.m., Salón ComunitarioAcompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Plazas limitadas a 12 niños con un adulto. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, y los hermanos son bienvenidos.

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
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lib_teddybear_reading 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, June 7 – August 30, 4:15-5 p.m. Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM LEGO Club at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us on Wednesday each week as we have fun while strengthening creativity and engineering skills with LEGOs. Ages 5-10.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Gaming Club at Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Play computer games and make friends at the Gaming Club!  We will be playing games that encourage collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.  The games included in this weekly program are Minecraft, Roblox, Scratch, and Makey Makey.  Limited to 10 kids. Sign in begins at 5:15 p.m. each Wednesday. Ages 8-12.  This program runs through August 23rd.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
lib_bookshelf 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Books & Brew Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Cure your mid-week blues with a lively book discussion and some brew at Nathan Bill's Bar and Restaurant, 110 Island Pond Road. This program is intended for 20-30 somethings, but all are welcome!

For our next meeting we will be discussing Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories by Alice Munro.                                         

Copies of this title will be available for pickup at the East Forest Park Library prior to the meeting. No sign up is required, however, please contact the branch if you have any questions.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday July 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Becket Family of Services Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Magela Cloutier   978-503-7799   magela.cloutier@becket.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

 

 

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

Tuesdays, June 6 - June 20, 1:30-2:30 p.m.,  Thursdays, June 29 - August 24, 10:30-11:30 p.m. Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Rep. Williams Office Hours Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Office of Bud Williams   413-739-8547   
   

Representative Bud Williams and his office announced a summer office hours schedule, with meetings to be held throughout the district.

Constituents and town officials are invited to attend and express any concerns, ideas and issues they have.

As always, constituents are welcome to schedule an appointment if the scheduled meeting times are not convenient by calling Rep. Williams' district office at 413-739-8547.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Continuing The Artist's Way Journey Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   aoconnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book Finding Water: the Art of Perserverance, by Julia Cameron. It is a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with written and/or spoken exercises. The series extends the ideas developed in an earlier workshop series called The Artists' Way, though new and returning members are equally welcomed. The series develops new and aspiring artists by sharpening the artist-spiritual connection, and promises to be a highly personal and exciting journey. Workshops will be led by Phyllis St. George, published poet and editor, and exponent of The Artist’s Way.

Writing Workshops    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Summer Family Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Bring the whole family for fun with books and get a free book to take home. Recommended for families with kids 6 and under, siblings welcome. Sponsored by Home City Families. For more information, call or stop by the branch.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
lib_book3 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   aoconnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This month the Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss My name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout.

We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book will be available at the branch. Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome. This group meets meets every month from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month. 

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you love LEGOS? Join us every Thursday for building fun! Share your ideas and brick vision with other LEGO lovers- let your imagination run wild!

    Location: Brightwood
 
elect_laptop.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Game On! Video Gaming for Teens at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in and play your favorite tabletop and Wii games in the Community Room! Snacks provided. Monthly every 1st Thursday. Ages 12-18.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Stand for Children Information Session Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amneris Narvaez   617-320-1007   anarvaez@stand.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Stand for Children will be hosting an info session to promote our early literacy campaign. 

    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   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Feeling like you need to de-stress? Want to do something creative? Just need a break?

Come down to the library and color. Yes! Color! It turns out that adult coloring, one of the biggest trends of the year, has proven to be both relaxing and therapeutic. We’ll provide beautiful adult coloring sheets and colored pencils. Every Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in the Children's Workroom.

Got kids? Our LEGO Club will be running at the same time.
 

Adults and teens welcome!

Arts & Crafts    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
Friday July 7, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Central Library, 220 State Street, is closed on Fridays.

Locations and Hours    
    Location: Central Library
 
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Friday from 10-11:30 AM.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant/Toddler 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
   

Fridays, June 2, June 16-July 28th, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and a craft or activity. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome. Facilitated and sponsored by Home City Families.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. This group meets every Friday from 1-2:30 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Friday afternoon from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Pine Point Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. Ages 8-18.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday July 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chestnut Towers Tenant Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Darga   413-734-4948   lisa5149@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Organizing Tenant Union for Chestnut Community

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Ward 6 Democratic Committee Mtg Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matt Szafranski   413-335-2536   ward6demsspfd@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Join The Ward 6 Democratic Committee for our June Regular Meeting.

We will discuss our agenda moving forward, vote in new members, brief on the State Convention and organizing new events.

(Agenda Available on Discussion Board of Facebook event).

Facebook Event    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch Bunch 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 a fun interactive story, an engaging activity and a free light lunch. Recommended for children ages 5-12. Sponsored by Faith United Church. Held the first Saturday of the month.

Note: The July program will beheld on July 8 because of the July 4 holiday.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
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elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Saturday afternoon 1:00 - 2:30  p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
ent_microphone1 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Literary Spotlight: Creative Readings by Local Writers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Enjoy the readings of local writers in this showcase of recently published book writers. Featured writers include novelists and nonfiction writers, perfect for those looking for a good summer read. Participating readers are Kevin Allen, Michael DeStefano, Michael Dialessi, Gerry Garner, Jack Hess, Umm Juwayriya, Kaolin, and Randy Purinton. Following the readings will be an open mic for local poets. Refreshments and a free attendance raffle for all who attend are compliments of the Friends of the Library. This program is intended for people aged 18 years or older.

Writing, Reading & Author Talks    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Children’s Program Room. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft.  No registration required.  Siblings welcome! 

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday July 9, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Central Library is closed on Sundays during the summer through Labor Day.

Locations and Hours    
    Location: Central Library
Monday July 10, 2017 -  Saturday July 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_house.GIF Neighbor Care Cards for the YWCA Shelter Families Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Build a better world with a message of care to our neighbors in need!
Join us throughout the summer to create handmade welcome cards to be distributed to families in need coming into the Springfield YWCA family shelter. Stop by our branch at any time during open hours and create your card. Give it to the librarian to be sent to the YWCA, and earn a treat! All supplies will be provided. During all open hours.

All ages welcome!

    Location: Mason Square
Monday July 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Rep. Williams Office Hours Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Office of Bud Williams   413-739-8547   
   

Representative Bud Williams and his office announced a summer office hours schedule, with meetings to be held throughout the district.

Constituents and town officials are invited to attend and express any concerns, ideas and issues they have.

As always, constituents are welcome to schedule an appointment if the scheduled meeting times are not convenient by calling Rep. Williams' district office at 413-739-8547.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_knitting 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Monday from 1:30-3 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Attention LEGO enthusiasts!  Drop in for freestyle building, meeting new friends, and browsing the library's many LEGO-themed books. This program is ideal for children ages 5-10, but all are welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Coding Club: Storytelling and More Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   
Create and share your own digital stories! Use Scratch and Google CS First starter projects to design your own stories, create and share your own animations, and learn how technology is used in the film and media industry
No previous computer experience is necessary. Explore game design, music or other CS First options as time allows. This program is a five-day series running each afternoon July 10-14. For teens ages 11 to 19.

 

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_laptop.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Game On! Video Gaming for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join other teens to play some games on the Wii (and enjoy some snacks) in the Central Library's air conditioned community room. Bring some games for the Wii if you like. For ages 11-19.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_games 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Board Game Night @ Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sodonnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun evening of games!  We’ll provide board games, card games, and more.  Try a new game or play an old favorite!  For children ages 3-12.  Siblings welcome. Held every Monday through August 21.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Chestnut Towers Tenant Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Darga   413-734-4948   lisa5149@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
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Tuesday July 11, 2017 Go To Top
rec_walking-hiker 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Walkabout East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meet at the library for a weekly, leisurely walk with your neighbors.  A great way to enjoy the summer, stay fit and socialize with people in your community.  Library staff will lead these strolls, providing bottled water, local information and good cheer. Bottled water compliments of the Friends of the Library. This program is intended for peopleaged 18 years or older.

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Census Bureau Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cynthia Bunnell   413-374-4098   cynthia.bunnell@census.gov
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, June 6 - August 29, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Family Literacy Fun! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Parents from non-English speaking families are invited to the library to enjoy stories, crafts and activities. Families will leave with books and activities to do at home!

Presented in partnership with Home City Families. Call 413-886-5158 for more information or to sign up.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lipshires   413-263-6828 ext 395   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book are available at the Second Level (Rotunda) Circulation Desk  Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome. This group meets on the second Tuesday of each month from noon to 1:00 p.m. 

This month's selection is: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi (2016) nonfiction.

 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM City Hall All Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Soloe Dennis   413-787-6761   sdennis@springfieldcityhall.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Staff Meeting for department of Health and Human Services

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Coding Club: Storytelling and More Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   
Create and share your own digital stories! Use Scratch and Google CS First starter projects to design your own stories, create and share your own animations, and learn how technology is used in the film and media industry
No previous computer experience is necessary. Explore game design, music or other CS First options as time allows. This program is a five-day series running each afternoon July 10-14. For teens ages 11 to 19.

 

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_video_camera2 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game On! Video Gaming for Teens at Brightwood 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 ages 11-19.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join your fellow brick enthusiasts and meet the monthly building challenge.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mental Health Awareness Support Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bishop Neal Boyd   413-222-0255   bishopnealanthony@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

NAMI Western Ma is letting the community know about free mental health support groups for families who are in need of support for their loved ones.

http://www.namiwm.org    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
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Wednesday July 12, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BYOB Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads at this lively and long-running book group, and gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres. We're always open to new members - join us! This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month. 

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

Wednesdays, ongoing, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Mason Square Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and playtime. Registration required for large groups. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rep. Williams Office Hours Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Office of Bud Williams   413-739-8547   
   

Representative Bud Williams and his office announced a summer office hours schedule, with meetings to be held throughout the district.

Constituents and town officials are invited to attend and express any concerns, ideas and issues they have.

As always, constituents are welcome to schedule an appointment if the scheduled meeting times are not convenient by calling Rep. Williams' district office at 413-739-8547.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Please call Emma at 413-263-6858 if you have knitting supplies to donate. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. and is intended people aged 18 years or older.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Census Bureau Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cynthia Bunnell   413-374-4098   cynthia.bunnell@census.gov
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
Wednesdays, ongoing, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome. 

Hora de cuentos bilingües en la Biblioteca Brightwood
Todos los miércoles, 1:30 a 2:30 p.m., Salón ComunitarioAcompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Plazas limitadas a 12 niños con un adulto. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, y los hermanos son bienvenidos.

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Coding Club: Storytelling and More Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   
Create and share your own digital stories! Use Scratch and Google CS First starter projects to design your own stories, create and share your own animations, and learn how technology is used in the film and media industry
No previous computer experience is necessary. Explore game design, music or other CS First options as time allows. This program is a five-day series running each afternoon July 10-14. For teens ages 11 to 19.

 

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
ent_stage1 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Rapunzel Puppet Show Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Purple Rock Productions presents an adaptation of the classic tale, "Rapunzel," based on the Italian version called "Petrosinella."  Recommended for families with children 4 - 7 years old.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
misc_house.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Enchanted Engineering: Can't Blow This House Down Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Design a house for all three little pigs and see which stands strongest.
Recommended for ages 7 and up.

 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
anim_dog1 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM DIY Donations for the Animal Shelter: Pet Beds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let's DIY Donations. Help us make some soft upcycled pet beds that will be donated to Thomas J O'Connor Animal Shelter. This program is suggested for teens ages 11 to 18.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_tennis 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tabletop Tennis at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tabletop tennis anyone?  Teens are invited to join us for an afternoon of fun playing tabletop tennis/ping pong.  Two or four players can play at a time.  Play for bragging rights or just for fun; plus it's a great exercise workout!  Can you meet the challenge? Paddles, balls, nets and tables provided by the library. For ages 11-18.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_wizard_hat 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Magic The Gathering Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a monthly club of Magic the Gathering players to meet and enjoy playing. Bring your own cards, or use the cards we will have provided for players. Don't know how to play? Thats okay, our club leader Aaron is ready to teach you! This program is suggested for ages 9 to 19.

    Location: East Springfield
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lib_teddybear_reading 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, June 7 – August 30, 4:15-5 p.m. Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM LEGO Club at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us on Wednesday each week as we have fun while strengthening creativity and engineering skills with LEGOs. Ages 5-10.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Gaming Club at Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Play computer games and make friends at the Gaming Club!  We will be playing games that encourage collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.  The games included in this weekly program are Minecraft, Roblox, Scratch, and Makey Makey.  Limited to 10 kids. Sign in begins at 5:15 p.m. each Wednesday. Ages 8-12.  This program runs through August 23rd.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Family Craft Night Summer Edition Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Help build a better world by creating special crafts for Community Heroes.

July: Make a survival kit for our local police officers.

August: Make a toy or pet bed for a local animal shelter.

This program is for all ages, but the activities may be best suited for ages 9 and up.

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday July 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM U.S. Census Bureau Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cynthia Bunnell   413-374-4098   cynthia.bunnell@census.gov
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

We will be conducting a refresher training for approx. 15  field representives for the US Census Bureau.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
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 reviews basic keyboarding and mousing and more to get you comfortably started. No experience necessary. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffleThis program is intended for people aged 18 years or older. Led by Anna.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 7 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, June 6 - June 20, 1:30-2:30 p.m.,  Thursdays, June 29 - August 24, 10:30-11:30 p.m. Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Continuing The Artist's Way Journey Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   aoconnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book Finding Water: the Art of Perserverance, by Julia Cameron. It is a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with written and/or spoken exercises. The series extends the ideas developed in an earlier workshop series called The Artists' Way, though new and returning members are equally welcomed. The series develops new and aspiring artists by sharpening the artist-spiritual connection, and promises to be a highly personal and exciting journey. Workshops will be led by Phyllis St. George, published poet and editor, and exponent of The Artist’s Way. This program is intended people aged 18 years or older.

Writing Workshops    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Summer Family Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Bring the whole family for fun with books and get a free book to take home. Recommended for families with kids 6 and under, siblings welcome. Sponsored by Home City Families. For more information, call or stop by the branch.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Coding Club: Storytelling and More Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   
Create and share your own digital stories! Use Scratch and Google CS First starter projects to design your own stories, create and share your own animations, and learn how technology is used in the film and media industry
No previous computer experience is necessary. Explore game design, music or other CS First options as time allows. This program is a five-day series running each afternoon July 10-14. For teens ages 11 to 19.

 

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_chefshat 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM No Cooking Cooking Class: Deviled Egg Edition Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Back by popular demand: Come and experiment with the classic party finger food known as Deviled Eggs. Learn how to make the basic recipe, and then see how variations in ingredients and spices can make each version a whole new dish. Eggs will already be cooked, but an instruction sheet on how to hard-boil and peel the perfect egg for devils will be given to all participants. This program is for teens ages11-18.

    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you love LEGOS? Join us every Thursday for building fun! Share your ideas and brick vision with other LEGO lovers- let your imagination run wild!

    Location: Brightwood
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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   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Feeling like you need to de-stress? Want to do something creative? Just need a break?

Come down to the library and color. Yes! Color! It turns out that adult coloring, one of the biggest trends of the year, has proven to be both relaxing and therapeutic. We’ll provide beautiful adult coloring sheets and colored pencils. Every Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in the Children's Workroom.

Got kids? Our LEGO Club will be running at the same time.
 

Adults and teens welcome!

Arts & Crafts    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
ent_filmproj 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Movies at Mason Square: The Secret Life of Pets 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's Community Room for The Secret Life of Pets.

For their fifth fully-animated feature-film collaboration, Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures present The Secret Life of Pets, a comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. Comedy superstars Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart make their animated feature-film debuts in the film, which co-stars Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Jenny Slate, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress and Albert Brooks. Rated PG.

Light refreshments served.

All ages welcome!

    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
 
ent_note 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Concert in the Courtyard, Barrett Anderson and the Blues Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The Forest Park Branch Library is excited to bring blues musician Barrett Anderson to its courtyard for an evening of music and the stories of the people and culture that produced one of America's great contributions to the world -- the blues. The concert promises to be an engaging and exciting evening filled with toe-tapping music and a joy-filled performance that will help teach the world where the blues began. Refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library. This program is good for all ages.

The concert will be held in the Forest Park Reading Garden. In the event of rain, it will be held in the Forest Park Community Room.

Music & Entertainment    
    Location: Forest Park
Friday July 14, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Central Library, 220 State Street, is closed on Fridays.

Locations and Hours    
    Location: Central Library
 
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Census Bureau Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cynthia Bunnell   413-374-4098   cynthia.bunnell@ census.gov
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Brightwood
 
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Friday from 10-11:30 AM.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant/Toddler 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
   

Fridays, June 2, June 16-July 28th, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and a craft or activity. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome. Facilitated and sponsored by Home City Families.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. This group meets every Friday from 1-2:30 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Coding Club: Storytelling and More Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   
Create and share your own digital stories! Use Scratch and Google CS First starter projects to design your own stories, create and share your own animations, and learn how technology is used in the film and media industry
No previous computer experience is necessary. Explore game design, music or other CS First options as time allows. This program is a five-day series running each afternoon July 10-14. For teens ages 11 to 19.

 

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Friday afternoon from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
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elect_laptop.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Pine Point Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. Ages 8-18.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
misc_handshake 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Register to Work at MGM! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Want to get a job at the casino? MGM Springfield will conduct its hiring using an online program known as SkillSmart. 

Now you can get help setting up a SkillSmart profile in three different library locations! Kat Mangiafico, of Opportunity Services, will hold monthly Skillsmart Registration drop-in sessions at the Central Library, the Mason Square Branch, and the Sixteen Acres Branch.

Once you have a profile in SkillSmart, you will automatically receive notifications on job openings, educational opportunities, and other important MGM Springfield employment updates. 

No registration required. Bring a friend and tell your family! Brought to you by Springfield City Library and Opportunity Services, Inc. 

This program is for adults.

    Location: Mason Square
Saturday July 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_black_garbage_bag.GIF 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Community Clean Up Days Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The Mason Square Branch Library, Keep Springfield Beautiful, and C3 Mason Square will host three community clean-up days at three different park locations in the Square. 

Saturday, June 24th---Mason Square Basketball Monument: 765 State St - in front of the library and on the corner of Hawley St.

Saturday, July 15th---Hennessey Park: At the junction of Oak Grove Ave and Kenyon St.

Saturday, July 29th---Magazine Park: At the junction between Magazine St. and St. James Ave.

Come out, spend some time in the sun with your neighbors, and help us do a nice thing in the Mason Square community! We'll provide gloves, garbage bags, bottles of water, and pb&j's.

    Location: Mason Square
 
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  3:30 PM Adult First Aid/CPR/AED Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Edwin Lara   617-284-1286   edwin.lara@1199funds.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Training for personal care attendants.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  2:00 PM Risk Management Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pamela Westmoreland   413-222-3957   sacyouthprograms@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Risk Management Training for volunteers working with DST Youth Programs.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Forest Park Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Miners and crafters! Come to the Library's Minecraft Club to build, play, and create--and battle zombies, of course. Space is limited, so please come early. Ages 12-18.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Saturday afternoon 1:00 - 2:30  p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Children’s Program Room. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft.  No registration required.  Siblings welcome! 

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday July 16, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Central Library is closed on Sundays during the summer through Labor Day.

Locations and Hours    
    Location: Central Library
Monday July 17, 2017 -  Saturday July 22, 2017 Go To Top
eth_france Ooh La La : Build the Eiffel Tower Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Take a trip to France and build your own Eiffel Tower with straws and toothpicks. All supplies will be provided. During all open hours.

    Location: East Forest Park
Monday July 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Rep. Williams Office Hours Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Office of Bud Williams   413-739-8547   
   

Representative Bud Williams and his office announced a summer office hours schedule, with meetings to be held throughout the district.

Constituents and town officials are invited to attend and express any concerns, ideas and issues they have.

As always, constituents are welcome to schedule an appointment if the scheduled meeting times are not convenient by calling Rep. Williams' district office at 413-739-8547.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_knitting 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Monday from 1:30-3 p.m., and is intended people aged 18 years or older.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Indian Orchard
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rec_legoguy 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Attention LEGO enthusiasts!  Drop in for freestyle building, meeting new friends, and browsing the library's many LEGO-themed books. This program is ideal for children ages 5-10, but all are welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
anim_cat 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM DIY Donations for the Animal Shelter : Cat Toys Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point    413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let's DIY Donations. Help us make some fun catnip mice that will be donated to Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Shelter. This program is for teens ages11-18.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
rec_games 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Board Game Night @ Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sodonnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun evening of games!  We’ll provide board games, card games, and more.  Try a new game or play an old favorite!  For children ages 3-12.  Siblings welcome. Held every Monday through August 21.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday July 18, 2017 Go To Top
rec_walking-hiker 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Walkabout East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meet at the library for a weekly, leisurely walk with your neighbors.  A great way to enjoy the summer, stay fit and socialize with people in your community.  Library staff will lead these strolls, providing bottled water, local information and good cheer. This program is intended for people aged 18 years or older. Bottled water compliments of the Friends of the Library.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, June 6 - August 29, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Refugee Women's Support Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sylvia Staub     sylviastaub@earthlink.net
   

Not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park
 
food_salad 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Tasty Tuesday: Build a Solar Oven Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a special Tasty Tuesday in which we'll make 'smores and build our own solar ovens! Weather permitting. 3rd Tuesday of every month. Ages 12-18.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
anim_dog1 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM DIY Donations for the Animal Shelter : Dog Toys Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let's DIY Donations. Help us make some upcycled braided dog toys that will be donated to Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Shelter. This program is for teens ages11-18.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
food_salad 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Tasty Tuesday at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Experience a new flavor.  Learn how to make a tasty snack.  For ages 11-18.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_handshake 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Register to Work at MGM! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: C. Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Want to get a job at the casino? MGM Springfield will conduct its hiring using an online program known as SkillSmart. 

Now you can get help setting up a SkillSmart profile in three different library locations! Kat Mangiafico, of Opportunity Services, will hold monthly Skillsmart Registration drop-in sessions at the Central Library, the Mason Square Branch, and the Sixteen Acres Branch.

Once you have a profile in SkillSmart, you will automatically receive notifications on job openings, educational opportunities, and other important MGM Springfield employment updates. 

No registration required. Bring a friend and tell your family! Brought to you by Springfield City Library and Opportunity Services, Inc. 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
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misc_usflag 6:15 PM  -  7:15 PM U.S. History Book and Media Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

If you love discussing important issues concerning American history, we have good news for you. A United States history discussion group that focuses on American history books and documentaries will meet monthly at the Sixteen Acres Branch Library on the third Tuesday of the month.  Members will be encouraged to share with the group any conversation-provoking history book that they are reading.  We will also view critically acclaimed documentaries on a number of history topics. The books and documentaries are guaranteed to spark lively discussions.  We will also have guest speakers at some meetings. Refreshments will be available.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday July 19, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, ongoing, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Mason Square Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and playtime. Registration required for large groups. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Rep. Williams Office Hours Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Office of Bud Williams   413-739-8547   
   

Representative Bud Williams and his office announced a summer office hours schedule, with meetings to be held throughout the district.

Constituents and town officials are invited to attend and express any concerns, ideas and issues they have.

As always, constituents are welcome to schedule an appointment if the scheduled meeting times are not convenient by calling Rep. Williams' district office at 413-739-8547.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Please call Emma at 413-263-6858 if you have knitting supplies to donate. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Wednesday from 1-3 p.m., and is intended people aged 18 years or older.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
Wednesdays, ongoing, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome. 

Hora de cuentos bilingües en la Biblioteca Brightwood
Todos los miércoles, 1:30 a 2:30 p.m., Salón ComunitarioAcompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Plazas limitadas a 12 niños con un adulto. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, y los hermanos son bienvenidos.

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
anim_cat 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM DIY Donations for the Animal Shelter : Cat Toys Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let's DIY Donations. Help us make some fun catnip mice that will be donated to Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Shelter. This program is suggested for teens ages 11 to 18.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
anim_cat 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM DIY Donations for the Animal Shelter: Cat Toys Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let's DIY Donations. Help us make some fun catnip mice that will be donated to Thomas J O'Connor Animal Shelter. This program is suggested for teens ages 11 to 18.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
anim_dog1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM DIY Donations for the Animal Shelter: Pet Beds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let's DIY Donations. Help us make some soft pet beds that will be donated to Thomas J O'Connor Animal Shelter. This program is suggested for teens ages 11 to 18

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
nat_sun 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM American Girl Club Summer Edition 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 is for ages 6 to 14. Come join us for the Summer edition of the American Girl Club. Come make a craft and enjoy a snack based on the time period of the girl chosen each month. Preregistration is encouraged. Call or stop by the branch.

    Location: East Springfield
 
anim_dog1 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM DIY Donations for the Animal Shelter: Pet Toys Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let's DIY Donations. Help us construct pet toys that will be donated to Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Shelter. Basic hand sewing will be taught as part of the program. This program is suggested for teens ages11-18.

    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, June 7 – August 30, 4:15-5 p.m. Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM LEGO Club at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us on Wednesday each week as we have fun while strengthening creativity and engineering skills with LEGOs. Ages 5-10.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
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elect_laptop.GIF 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Gaming Club at Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Play computer games and make friends at the Gaming Club!  We will be playing games that encourage collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.  The games included in this weekly program are Minecraft, Roblox, Scratch, and Makey Makey.  Limited to 10 kids. Sign in begins at 5:15 p.m. each Wednesday. Ages 8-12.  This program runs through August 23rd.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
food_ice cream cone 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Adult Summer Reading Club Ice Cream Social Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Adult Summer Reading Club members and their guests get to join in on the fun at this ice cream social and prize ceremony! Local newspaper columnist Elizabeth Roman will be on hand to lead an engaging conversation about all things ice cream, and active Adult Summer Reading Club participants earn an additional three raffle tickets just by attending. Prizes include a $30 gift card to Stop & Shop and more. Speak with a librarian for details.

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Indian Orchard Community Room
        There are 46 spaces available.
Thursday July 20, 2017 Go To Top
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 computer use including file management, text editing, and more. 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 raffleThis program is intended for people aged 18 years or older. Led by Alison.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 7 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, June 6 - June 20, 1:30-2:30 p.m.,  Thursdays, June 29 - August 24, 10:30-11:30 p.m. Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Choices: Steps Toward Health Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Arlene Iraola   413-328-8672   airaola@umext.umass.edu
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

UMASS Extension is offering a free nutrition class promoting healthy eating and physical activity.  The topic is Choices: Steps Towards Health.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Summer Family Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Bring the whole family for fun with books and get a free book to take home. Recommended for families with kids 6 and under, siblings welcome. Sponsored by Home City Families. For more information, call or stop by the branch.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you love LEGOS? Join us every Thursday for building fun! Share your ideas and brick vision with other LEGO lovers- let your imagination run wild!

    Location: Brightwood
 
school_chemistry2 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM SummerLab at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Build a better summer by exploring science through designing, modeling, observing and experimenting while having fun.

    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   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Feeling like you need to de-stress? Want to do something creative? Just need a break?

Come down to the library and color. Yes! Color! It turns out that adult coloring, one of the biggest trends of the year, has proven to be both relaxing and therapeutic. We’ll provide beautiful adult coloring sheets and colored pencils. Every Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in the Children's Workroom.

Got kids? Our LEGO Club will be running at the same time.
 

Adults and teens welcome!

Arts & Crafts    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Community Police Team Sector F Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Magda Rodriguez   413-787-6359   Mrodriguez4@springfieldpolice.net
   

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Democratic Committee Ward 1 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luis Arzola    413 265-9950   LArzola@CHD.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
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Friday July 21, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Central Library, 220 State Street, is closed on Fridays.

Locations and Hours    
    Location: Central Library
 
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Friday from 10-11:30 AM.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant/Toddler 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
   

Fridays, June 2, June 16-July 28th, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and a craft or activity. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome. Facilitated and sponsored by Home City Families.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. This group meets every Friday from 1-2:30 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Rep. Williams Office Hours Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Office of Bud Williams   413-739-8547   
   

Representative Bud Williams and his office announced a summer office hours schedule, with meetings to be held throughout the district.

Constituents and town officials are invited to attend and express any concerns, ideas and issues they have.

As always, constituents are welcome to schedule an appointment if the scheduled meeting times are not convenient by calling Rep. Williams' district office at 413-739-8547.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_paintpalette02 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Cookies and Canvas Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Calling all young artists (and its okay if you don't consider yourself one): join us for a fun afternoon of painting. While your Masterpiece is drying enjoy some sweet treats. For ages 7 to 14.

    Location: East Springfield
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Friday afternoon from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Pine Point Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. Ages 8-18.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM DIY Donations for the Animal Shelter: Braided Cat Mats Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let's DIY Donations. Help us make some braided mats that our furry friends at Thomas J O'Connor Animal Shelter would love to use for a cat nap. This program is suggested for teens ages 11 to 18.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Saturday July 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chestnut Towers Tenant Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Darga   413-734-4948   lisa5149@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Saturday afternoon 1:00 - 2:30  p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Children’s Program Room. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft.  No registration required.  Siblings welcome! 

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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Sunday July 23, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Central Library is closed on Sundays during the summer through Labor Day.

Locations and Hours    
    Location: Central Library
Monday July 24, 2017 Go To Top
elect_computer3 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Computer Clinic: Focus on Email Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you need an email account, or have questions about how to better manage the one you have? From organizing folders to keeping spam in check, this workshop can help you use email effectively and efficiently. Basic keyboard and mouse skills are needed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. This program is intended for people aged 18 years or older. Led by Linda.

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Forest Park
   
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rep. Williams Office Hours Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Office of Bud Williams   413-739-8547   
   

Representative Bud Williams and his office announced a summer office hours schedule, with meetings to be held throughout the district.

Constituents and town officials are invited to attend and express any concerns, ideas and issues they have.

As always, constituents are welcome to schedule an appointment if the scheduled meeting times are not convenient by calling Rep. Williams' district office at 413-739-8547.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_knitting 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Monday from 1:30-3 p.m., and is intended people aged 18 years or older.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Attention LEGO enthusiasts!  Drop in for freestyle building, meeting new friends, and browsing the library's many LEGO-themed books. This program is ideal for children ages 5-10, but all are welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
anim_cat 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM DIY Donations for the Animal Shelter: Cat Toys Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let's DIY Donations. Help us make some fun catnip mice that will be donated to Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Shelter. This program is suggested for teens ages11-18.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
anim_dog1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM DIY Donations for the Animal Shelter : Dog Toys Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let's DIY Donations. Help us make some upcycled braided dog toys that will be donated to Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Shelter. This program is suggested for teens ages11-18.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
rec_games 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Board Game Night @ Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sodonnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun evening of games!  We’ll provide board games, card games, and more.  Try a new game or play an old favorite!  For children ages 3-12.  Siblings welcome. Held every Monday through August 21.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday July 25, 2017 Go To Top
rec_walking-hiker 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Walkabout East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meet at the library for a weekly, leisurely walk with your neighbors.  A great way to enjoy the summer, stay fit and socialize with people in your community.  Library staff will lead these strolls, providing bottled water, local information and good cheer. Adults, 18+. Bottled water compliments of the Friends of the Library.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, June 6 - August 29, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Refugee Women's Support Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sylvia Staub     sylviastaub@earthlink.net
   

Not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park
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elect_video_camera2 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game On! Video Gaming for Teens at Brightwood 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 ages 11-18.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Comic Book & Manga Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you love comic books, graphic novels, or manga? Do you have strong opinions on DC vs. Marvel, or what makes a true superhero? Check out the Forest Park Comic Book & Manga Club! We will meet every month to discuss selected readings and pick a new book for the following month. Snacks provided. Held on the last Tuesday of the month. For ages 12-18.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
office_meeting1 4:15 PM  -  5:45 PM Teen Readers Advisory Panel Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Calling All Teens.  Here's your chance to meet regularly the last Tuesday of the month to share ideas about improving library programming for your age group, plan events, give input for materials selection and other fun activities. Light refreshments will be served. This program is suggested for teens ages11-18.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience! Adults, age 18+.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Citizens' Climate Lobby / Springfield Chapter Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: MJ Eustace   413-433-9718   mjeustace@msn.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday July 26, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BYOB, A Book Discussion 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 Preschool Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, ongoing, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Mason Square Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and playtime. Registration required for large groups. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Rep. Williams Office Hours Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Office of Bud Williams   413-739-8547   
   

Representative Bud Williams and his office announced a summer office hours schedule, with meetings to be held throughout the district.

Constituents and town officials are invited to attend and express any concerns, ideas and issues they have.

As always, constituents are welcome to schedule an appointment if the scheduled meeting times are not convenient by calling Rep. Williams' district office at 413-739-8547.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Please call Emma at 413-263-6858 if you have knitting supplies to donate. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Wednesday from 1-3 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
Wednesdays, ongoing, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome. 

Hora de cuentos bilingües en la Biblioteca Brightwood
Todos los miércoles, 1:30 a 2:30 p.m., Salón ComunitarioAcompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Plazas limitadas a 12 niños con un adulto. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, y los hermanos son bienvenidos.

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Edible Building Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

See what you can build with an assortment of materials supplied: toothpicks, straws, gum drops, marshallows and other edible items.

    Location: East Forest Park
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misc_treasurechest 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM We're Going on a Treasure Hunt! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Reading really is an adventure!  Join us for a pretend, guided trek through the wilds of the library! Climb steep mountains, cross raging rivers, meet exotic animals and much more just by tapping into your imagination. We'll end with a crafty "treasure" to design and bring home.  For children ages 3-6 accompanied by a participating adult. Siblings welcome. Please register online or by calling the branch library.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
anim_dog1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM DIY Donations for the Animal Shelter : Dog Toys Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let's DIY Donations.  Help us make some upcycled braided dog toys that will be donated to Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Shelter. This program is for teens ages 11 to 18.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
anim_cat 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM DIY Donations for the Animal Shelter: Cat Toys Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let's DIY Donations. Help us make some fun catnip mice that will be donated to Thomas J O'Connor Animal Shelter. This program is suggested for teens ages 11 to 18.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, June 7 – August 30, 4:15-5 p.m. Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM LEGO Club at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us on Wednesday each week as we have fun while strengthening creativity and engineering skills with LEGOs. Ages 5-10.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Gaming Club at Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Play computer games and make friends at the Gaming Club!  We will be playing games that encourage collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.  The games included in this weekly program are Minecraft, Roblox, Scratch, and Makey Makey.  Limited to 10 kids. Sign in begins at 5:15 p.m. each Wednesday. Ages 8-12.  This program runs through August 23rd.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
lib_book3 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss Siracusa by Delia Ephron.

We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book are available at the branch.  Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome. This group meets every month from 6 - 7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday July 27, 2017 Go To Top
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   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Develop the skill you need to explore and use the web confidently and competently. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is needed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffleThis program is intended for people aged 18 years or older. Led by Lisa.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, June 6 - June 20, 1:30-2:30 p.m.,  Thursdays, June 29 - August 24, 10:30-11:30 p.m. Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Summer Family Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Bring the whole family for fun with books and get a free book to take home. Recommended for families with kids 6 and under, siblings welcome. Sponsored by Home City Families. For more information, call or stop by the branch.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you love LEGOS? Join us every Thursday for building fun! Share your ideas and brick vision with other LEGO lovers- let your imagination run wild!

    Location: Brightwood
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Maker Lab: Dog Toys and Braided Cat Mats Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in and try out a new project, including arts and crafts, sewing, and technology. Show off your "maker" skills and learn from other teens. Monthly every 4th Thursday. For ages 12-18.

This week, let's DIY Donations. Help us make some upcycled braided dog toys and cat mats that will be donated to Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Shelter.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
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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   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Feeling like you need to de-stress? Want to do something creative? Just need a break?

Come down to the library and color. Yes! Color! It turns out that adult coloring, one of the biggest trends of the year, has proven to be both relaxing and therapeutic. We’ll provide beautiful adult coloring sheets and colored pencils. Every Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in the Children's Workroom.

Got kids? Our LEGO Club will be running at the same time.
 

Adults and teens welcome!

Arts & Crafts    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
food_grocery 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Corn, Cow, Plate: A Documentary Series on Food in America Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The Mason Square Branch and the Mason Square Health Taskforce (MSHT) are partnering to present a three-part documentary series that focuses on nutrition and the food industry, as well as farming and food production in America.  Before the movies begin, the Taskforce's Peer Health Advocates will talk about the outreach that they do in the community promoting healthy eating, physical activity and advocating for the tobacco 21 policy.

Thursday, August 3rd
Fed Up: A look at the food industry examines whether it is responsible for an increase in childhood obesity around the globe. The documentary also explores the industry's public-relations efforts and lobbying pressure.

Healthy snacks will be provided!

Adults and teens welcome!

 

Health & Fitness    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday July 28, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Central Library, 220 State Street, is closed on Fridays.

Locations and Hours    
    Location: Central Library
 
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Friday from 10-11:30 AM.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant/Toddler 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
   

Fridays, June 2, June 16-July 28th, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and a craft or activity. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome. Facilitated and sponsored by Home City Families.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. This group meets every Friday from 1-2:30 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Rep. Williams Office Hours Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Office of Bud Williams   413-739-8547   
   

Representative Bud Williams and his office announced a summer office hours schedule, with meetings to be held throughout the district.

Constituents and town officials are invited to attend and express any concerns, ideas and issues they have.

As always, constituents are welcome to schedule an appointment if the scheduled meeting times are not convenient by calling Rep. Williams' district office at 413-739-8547.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Friday afternoon from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Pine Point Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. Ages 8-18.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
anim_dog1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM DIY Donations for the Animal Shelter : Dog Toys Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let's DIY Donations. Help us make some upcycled braided dog toys that will be donated to Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Shelter. This program is suggested for teens ages 11 to 18.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Saturday July 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_black_garbage_bag.GIF 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Community Clean Up Days Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The Mason Square Branch Library, Keep Springfield Beautiful, and C3 Mason Square will host three community clean-up days at three different park locations in the Square. 

Saturday, June 24th---Mason Square Basketball Monument: 765 State St - in front of the library and on the corner of Hawley St.

Saturday, July 15th---Hennessey Park: At the junction of Oak Grove Ave and Kenyon St.

Saturday, July 29th---Magazine Park: At the junction between Magazine St. and St. James Ave.

Come out, spend some time in the sun with your neighbors, and help us do a nice thing in the Mason Square community! We'll provide gloves, garbage bags, bottles of water, and pb&j's.

    Location: Mason Square
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rec_scissors&glue 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Crafting with Delphine -- It's a Grownup Thing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   dray@springfieldlibrary.org
   

By popular demand we will offer a series of craft programs for adults, led by our creative staff member, Delphine. Delphine will lead the group in an awesome summertime decorative craft. 

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Saturday afternoon 1:00 - 2:30  p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Children’s Program Room. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft.  No registration required.  Siblings welcome! 

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday July 30, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Central Library is closed on Sundays during the summer through Labor Day.

Locations and Hours    
    Location: Central Library
Monday July 31, 2017 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
    Contact: Corey Ferguson   413-263-6828 ext.201   cferguson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_knitting 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Monday from 1:30-3 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Attention LEGO enthusiasts!  Drop in for freestyle building, meeting new friends, and browsing the library's many LEGO-themed books. This program is ideal for children ages 5-10, but all are welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Craft Your Cares Away Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come to "Craft Your Cares Away" with Tricia. We will be relaxing, socializing, and making Dreamcatchers to take your mind off your everyday worries for an hour. All necessary supplies will be available at no cost, and light refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library will be offered too.

    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_games 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Board Game Night @ Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sodonnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun evening of games!  We’ll provide board games, card games, and more.  Try a new game or play an old favorite!  For children ages 3-12.  Siblings welcome. Held every Monday through August 21.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday August 1, 2017 Go To Top
rec_walking-hiker 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Walkabout East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meet at the library for a weekly, leisurely walk with your neighbors.  A great way to enjoy the summer, stay fit and socialize with people in your community.  Library staff will lead these strolls, providing bottled water, local information and good cheer. Ages 18+.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, June 6 - August 29, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Refugee Women's Support Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sylvia Staub     sylviastaub@earthlink.net
   

Not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_chess_knight 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience! Adults, age 18+.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Cesan   413-782-7702   a126chocolate@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Club Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Cesan   413-782-7702   a126chocolate@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday August 2, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, ongoing, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Mason Square Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and playtime. Registration required for large groups. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

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

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads at this lively book group. Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres. We're always open to new members - join us! This group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at noon.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Please call Emma at 413-263-6858 if you have knitting supplies to donate. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Wednesday from 1-3 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
Wednesdays, ongoing, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome. 

Hora de cuentos bilingües en la Biblioteca Brightwood
Todos los miércoles, 1:30 a 2:30 p.m., Salón ComunitarioAcompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Plazas limitadas a 12 niños con un adulto. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, y los hermanos son bienvenidos.

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_rocks1 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Rock on! Build your own Creature Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Build and create your own rock creature with an assortment of rocks supplied. Paint, name and take your rock creature home with you. All supplies provided.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_lighthouse_02 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Enchanted Engineering: Rescuing Rapunzel Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Can you design a slide for Rapunzel to use to escape her tower? Recommended for kids 7 and up.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, June 7 – August 30, 4:15-5 p.m. Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
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rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM LEGO Club at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us on Wednesday each week as we have fun while strengthening creativity and engineering skills with LEGOs. Ages 5-10.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Gaming Club at Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Play computer games and make friends at the Gaming Club!  We will be playing games that encourage collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.  The games included in this weekly program are Minecraft, Roblox, Scratch, and Makey Makey.  Limited to 10 kids. Sign in begins at 5:15 p.m. each Wednesday. Ages 8-12.  This program runs through August 23rd.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
lib_bookshelf 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Books & Brew Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Cure your mid-week blues with a lively book discussion and some brew at Nathan Bill's Bar and Restaurant, 110 Island Pond Road. This program is intended for 20-30 somethings, but all are welcome!

For our next meeting we will be discussing Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan.                                           

Copies of this title will be available for pickup at the East Forest Park Library prior to the meeting. No sign up is required, however, please contact the branch if you have any questions.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday August 3, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, June 6 - June 20, 1:30-2:30 p.m.,  Thursdays, June 29 - August 24, 10:30-11:30 p.m. Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
lib_book3 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   aoconnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This month the Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss A separation, by Katie Kitamura.

We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book will be available at the branch. Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome. This group meets meets every month from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month. 

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Immigration Forum Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gloria Scarlett   413-693-3343   scarlettg51@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This event is a part of the Caribbean weeks of activities. This is open to the public.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you love LEGOS? Join us every Thursday for building fun! Share your ideas and brick vision with other LEGO lovers- let your imagination run wild!

    Location: Brightwood
 
elect_laptop.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Game On! Video Gaming for Teens at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-623-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in and play your favorite tabletop and Wii games in the Community Room! Snacks provided. Monthly every 1st Thursday. For ages 12-19.

    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   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Feeling like you need to de-stress? Want to do something creative? Just need a break?

Come down to the library and color. Yes! Color! It turns out that adult coloring, one of the biggest trends of the year, has proven to be both relaxing and therapeutic. We’ll provide beautiful adult coloring sheets and colored pencils. Every Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in the Children's Workroom.

Got kids? Our LEGO Club will be running at the same time.
 

Adults and teens welcome!

Arts & Crafts    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
food_grocery 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Corn, Cow, Plate: A Documentary Series on Food in America Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The Mason Square Branch and the Mason Square Health Taskforce (MSHT) are partnering to present a three-part documentary series that focuses on nutrition and the food industry, as well as farming and food production in America.  Before the movies begin, the Taskforce's Peer Health Advocates will talk about the outreach that they do in the community promoting healthy eating, physical activity and advocating for the tobacco 21 policy.

Thursday, August 3rd
Fed Up: A look at the food industry examines whether it is responsible for an increase in childhood obesity around the globe. The documentary also explores the industry's public-relations efforts and lobbying pressure.

Healthy snacks will be provided!

Adults and teens welcome!

 

Health & Fitness    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM WalkBike Springfield Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betsy Johnson   413-301-5387   betsy@bgjohnson.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Regular meeting of WalkBike Springfield, a group of residents working to improve walking and bicycling in Springfield.  Agenda includes Complete Streets update and Monthly Ride and Riverwalk Reopening planning.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
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Friday August 4, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Central Library, 220 State Street, is closed on Fridays.

Locations and Hours    
    Location: Central Library
 
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Friday from 10-11:30 AM.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_yoga 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Tai Chi Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tai Chi is a slow motion, low impact form of exercise that is suitable for people of any age.
Tai Chi is often referred to as “Moving Meditation” and can be practiced by almost anyone.
Event will take place outside on the lawn at East Springfield Library, weather permitting.
 

    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. This group meets every Friday from 1-2:30 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Friday afternoon from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Pine Point Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. Ages 8-18.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday August 5, 2017 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to Word Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Having good word processing skills is fundamental to achieving success at the computer. Come to this two-hour, hands-on workshop for an introduction to the most popular word processing program, Microsoft Word, and sharpen your skills with standard formatting and editing tools. Skill with a keyboard and mouse is needed for success in this workshop. Light refreshments, compliments of the Friends of the Library, will be provided.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch Bunch 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 a fun interactive story, an engaging activity and a free light lunch. Recommended for children ages 5-12. Sponsored by Faith United Church. Held the first Saturday of the month.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Saturday afternoon 1:00 - 2:30  p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Children’s Program Room. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft.  No registration required.  Siblings welcome! 

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday August 6, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Central Library is closed on Sundays during the summer through Labor Day.

Locations and Hours    
    Location: Central Library
Monday August 7, 2017 Go To Top
nat_stars2 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Cosmic Crystal Stars Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make a beautiful crystal star out of Borax and pipe cleaners. You will make the star on Monday and pick them up on Friday or Saturday. For ages11 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
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elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Coding Club: Video Game Design Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make. Play. Game. Create your own video games! Design and program your own video games using Scratch and Google CS First starter projects. Learn important gaming concepts while building racing games, mazes, and other fun games. No previous computer experience is necessary. Explore music, storytelling or other CS First coding options as time allows. For ages 11 to 18. This program is a four-day series running each afternoon August 7-10. Space is limited, so register early.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
rec_knitting 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Monday from 1:30-3 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Attention LEGO enthusiasts!  Drop in for freestyle building, meeting new friends, and browsing the library's many LEGO-themed books. This program is ideal for children ages 5-10, but all are welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_handshake 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Register to Work at MGM! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: C. Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Want to get a job at the casino? MGM Springfield will conduct its hiring using an online program known as SkillSmart. 

Now you can get help setting up a SkillSmart profile in three different library locations! Kat Mangiafico, of Opportunity Services, will hold monthly Skillsmart Registration drop-in sessions at the Central Library's Rice Hall, the Mason Square Branch, and the Sixteen Acres Branch.

Once you have a profile in SkillSmart, you will automatically receive notifications on job openings, educational opportunities, and other important MGM Springfield employment updates. 

No registration required. Bring a friend and tell your family! Brought to you by Springfield City Library and Opportunity Services, Inc. 

    Location: Central Library - Rice Hall
 
rec_games 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Board Game Night @ Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sodonnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun evening of games!  We’ll provide board games, card games, and more.  Try a new game or play an old favorite!  For children ages 3-12.  Siblings welcome. Held every Monday through August 21.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday August 8, 2017 Go To Top
rec_walking-hiker 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Walkabout East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meet at the library for a weekly, leisurely walk with your neighbors.  A great way to enjoy the summer, stay fit and socialize with people in your community.  Library staff will lead these strolls, providing bottled water, local information and good cheer. Ages 18+.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, June 6 - August 29, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Refugee Women's Support Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sylvia Staub     sylviastaub@earthlink.net
   

Not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lipshires   413-263-6828 ext 395   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book are available at the Second Level (Rotunda) Circulation Desk  Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome. This group meets on the second Tuesday of each month from noon to 1:00 p.m. 

This month's selection is: Jam on the Vine by LaShonda Katrice Barnett (2015) fiction.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Coding Club: Art and Design Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-623-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Create your own digital works of art! Use Scratch and  Google CS First starter projects to design your own animations, create a paint editor tool, and learn how technology is used in the art world.
No previous experience is necessary. Explore game design, music or other CS First options as time allows. This is a four-part series running Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, August 8-17. Space is limited, so please register early. For ages 11-18.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Coding Club: Video Game Design Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make. Play. Game. Create your own video games! Design and program your own video games using Scratch and Google CS First starter projects. Learn important gaming concepts while building racing games, mazes, and other fun games. No previous computer experience is necessary. Explore music, storytelling or other CS First coding options as time allows. For ages 11 to 18. This program is a four-day series running each afternoon August 7-10. Space is limited, so register early.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
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office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Write Your Way to a Better World Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Inspire a teen with your favorite sayings!  Create  a personalized jar with beautiful paper, markers, ribbon and string.  All materials will be provided.  Completed jars will be donated to the Open Pantry Teen Living Program. During all open hours.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
elect_video_camera2 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game On! Video Gaming for Teens at Brightwood 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 ages 11-19.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join your fellow brick enthusiasts and meet the monthly building challenge.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
rec_chess_knight 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience! Adults, age 18+.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday August 9, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BYOB Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads at this lively and long-running book group, and gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres. We're always open to new members - join us! This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month. 

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

Wednesdays, ongoing, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Mason Square Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and playtime. Registration required for large groups. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Please call Emma at 413-263-6858 if you have knitting supplies to donate. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Wednesday from 1-3 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Coding Club: Video Game Design Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make. Play. Game. Create your own video games! Design and program your own video games using Scratch and Google CS First starter projects. Learn important gaming concepts while building racing games, mazes, and other fun games. No previous computer experience is necessary. Explore music, storytelling or other CS First coding options as time allows. For ages 11 to 18. This program is a four-day series running each afternoon August 7-10. Space is limited, so register early.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
Wednesdays, ongoing, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome. 

Hora de cuentos bilingües en la Biblioteca Brightwood
Todos los miércoles, 1:30 a 2:30 p.m., Salón ComunitarioAcompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Plazas limitadas a 12 niños con un adulto. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, y los hermanos son bienvenidos.

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_wizard_hat 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Magic The Gathering Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a monthly club of Magic the Gathering players to meet and enjoy playing. Bring your own cards, or use the cards we will have provided for players. Don't know how to play? Thats okay, our club leader Aaron Douville is ready to teach you!

    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, June 7 – August 30, 4:15-5 p.m. Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
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rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM LEGO Club at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us on Wednesday each week as we have fun while strengthening creativity and engineering skills with LEGOs. Ages 5-10.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Gaming Club at Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Play computer games and make friends at the Gaming Club!  We will be playing games that encourage collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.  The games included in this weekly program are Minecraft, Roblox, Scratch, and Makey Makey.  Limited to 10 kids. Sign in begins at 5:15 p.m. each Wednesday. Ages 8-12.  This program runs through August 23rd.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Family Craft Night Summer Edition Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Help build a better world by creating special crafts for Community Heroes.

July: Make a survival kit for our local police officers.

August: Make a toy or pet bed for a local animal shelter.

 

    Location: East Springfield
 
food_grocery 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Extreme Couponing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6841   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Want to save money and find the best deals on products? Come get advice and coupon swap with expert Tammy and start couponing like a pro! Light refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library.

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday August 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Support Network Support Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cynthia Santiago   413-218-5055   csantiago@wmtcinfo.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Support group for Parent/Grandparents/Caregivers whom have children with Social, Emotiona, and Behavioral Challenges.

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

Tuesdays, June 6 - June 20, 1:30-2:30 p.m.,  Thursdays, June 29 - August 24, 10:30-11:30 p.m. Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Coding Club: Art and Design Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-623-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Create your own digital works of art! Use Scratch and  Google CS First starter projects to design your own animations, create a paint editor tool, and learn how technology is used in the art world.
No previous experience is necessary. Explore game design, music or other CS First options as time allows. This is a four-part series running Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, August 8-17. Space is limited, so please register early. For ages 11-18.

 

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Coding Club: Video Game Design Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make. Play. Game. Create your own video games! Design and program your own video games using Scratch and Google CS First starter projects. Learn important gaming concepts while building racing games, mazes, and other fun games. No previous computer experience is necessary. Explore music, storytelling or other CS First coding options as time allows. For ages 11 to 18. This program is a four-day series running each afternoon August 7-10. Space is limited, so register early.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Springfield Young Children’s System of Care Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Justin Chellman   413-787-6724   jchellman@springfieldcityhall.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The Springfield Young Children’s System of Care meeting is a collaborative space to strengthen a new system of care by bringing together the professionals and family members who care for, serve, and support children ages 0-8.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Edible Architecture: World Buildings Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Johnston   413-263-6828 x 293   jjohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Marshmallow and pretzel Eiffel Tower, sugar wafer Pyramids....come join us as we build structures from around the world with all sorts of sweet treats!  

 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you love LEGOS? Join us every Thursday for building fun! Share your ideas and brick vision with other LEGO lovers- let your imagination run wild!

    Location: Brightwood
 
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   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
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rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Feeling like you need to de-stress? Want to do something creative? Just need a break?

Come down to the library and color. Yes! Color! It turns out that adult coloring, one of the biggest trends of the year, has proven to be both relaxing and therapeutic. We’ll provide beautiful adult coloring sheets and colored pencils. Every Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in the Children's Workroom.

Got kids? Our LEGO Club will be running at the same time.
 

Adults and teens welcome!

Arts & Crafts    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
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
 
food_grocery 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Corn, Cow, Plate: A Documentary Series on Food in America Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The Mason Square Branch and the Mason Square Health Taskforce (MSHT) are partnering to present a three-part documentary series that focuses on nutrition and the food industry, as well as farming and food production in America.  Before the movies begin, the Taskforce's Peer Health Advocates will talk about the outreach that they do in the community promoting healthy eating, physical activity and advocating for the tobacco 21 policy.

Thursday, August 3rd
Fed Up: A look at the food industry examines whether it is responsible for an increase in childhood obesity around the globe. The documentary also explores the industry's public-relations efforts and lobbying pressure.

Healthy snacks will be provided!

Adults and teens welcome!

 

Health & Fitness    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday August 11, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Central Library, 220 State Street, is closed on Fridays.

Locations and Hours    
    Location: Central Library
 
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Friday from 10-11:30 AM.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_yoga 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Tai Chi Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tai Chi is a slow motion, low impact form of exercise that is suitable for people of any age.
Tai Chi is often referred to as “Moving Meditation” and can be practiced by almost anyone.
Event will take place outside on the lawn at East Springfield Library, weather permitting.
 

    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. This group meets every Friday from 1-2:30 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Friday afternoon from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Pine Point Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. Ages 8-18.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
misc_handshake 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Register to Work at MGM! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Want to get a job at the casino? MGM Springfield will conduct its hiring using an online program known as SkillSmart. 

Now you can get help setting up a SkillSmart profile in three different library locations! Kat Mangiafico, of Opportunity Services, will hold monthly Skillsmart Registration drop-in sessions at the Central Library, the Mason Square Branch, and the Sixteen Acres Branch.

Once you have a profile in SkillSmart, you will automatically receive notifications on job openings, educational opportunities, and other important MGM Springfield employment updates. 

No registration required. Bring a friend and tell your family! Brought to you by Springfield City Library and Opportunity Services, Inc. 

This program is for adults.

    Location: Mason Square
Saturday August 12, 2017 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Forest Park Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Miners and crafters! Come to the Library's Minecraft Club to build, play, and create--and battle zombies, of course. Space is limited, so please come early. This program is suggested for teens ages 11 to 18.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Saturday afternoon 1:00 - 2:30  p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
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lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Children’s Program Room. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft.  No registration required.  Siblings welcome! 

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday August 13, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Central Library is closed on Sundays during the summer through Labor Day.

Locations and Hours    
    Location: Central Library
Monday August 14, 2017 Go To Top
rec_knitting 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Monday from 1:30-3 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Attention LEGO enthusiasts!  Drop in for freestyle building, meeting new friends, and browsing the library's many LEGO-themed books. This program is ideal for children ages 5-10, but all are welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_games 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Board Game Night @ Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sodonnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun evening of games!  We’ll provide board games, card games, and more.  Try a new game or play an old favorite!  For children ages 3-12.  Siblings welcome. Held every Monday through August 21.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
rec_skate 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Summer Reading Club Skate Party Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Hrobsky   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrate your summer reading at Interskate 91 for Springfield City Library's annual Summer Reading Club Skate Party. Readers will be issued a coupon for free entrance to Interskate 91 at their favorite library branch.

    Location: Interskate 91
Tuesday August 15, 2017 Go To Top
rec_walking-hiker 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Walkabout East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meet at the library for a weekly, leisurely walk with your neighbors.  A great way to enjoy the summer, stay fit and socialize with people in your community.  Library staff will lead these strolls, providing bottled water, local information and good cheer. Ages 18+.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, June 6 - August 29, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM SOC Parent Council Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Justin Chellman   413-787-6724   jchellman@springfieldcityhall.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The Parent Council is a group of parents receiving services within the system of care.  It is a parent only group facilitated by Springfield Department of Health and Human Services and Gandara CSA staff.  The focus of the council, while dictated by the parent members, must include early childhood mental health and wellness.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Refugee Women's Support Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sylvia Staub     sylviastaub@earthlink.net
   

Not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Coding Club: Art and Design Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-623-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Create your own digital works of art! Use Scratch and  Google CS First starter projects to design your own animations, create a paint editor tool, and learn how technology is used in the art world.
No previous experience is necessary. Explore game design, music or other CS First options as time allows. This is a four-part series running Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, August 8-17. Space is limited, so please register early. For ages 11-18.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
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rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
food_salad 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Tasty Tuesday at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Experience a new flavor.  Learn how to make a tasty snack.  For ages 11-18.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_handshake 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Register to Work at MGM! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: C. Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Want to get a job at the casino? MGM Springfield will conduct its hiring using an online program known as SkillSmart. 

Now you can get help setting up a SkillSmart profile in three different library locations! Kat Mangiafico, of Opportunity Services, will hold monthly Skillsmart Registration drop-in sessions at the Central Library, the Mason Square Branch, and the Sixteen Acres Branch.

Once you have a profile in SkillSmart, you will automatically receive notifications on job openings, educational opportunities, and other important MGM Springfield employment updates. 

No registration required. Bring a friend and tell your family! Brought to you by Springfield City Library and Opportunity Services, Inc. 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_chess_knight 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience! Adults, age 18+.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_usflag 6:15 PM  -  7:15 PM U.S. History Book and Media Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

If you love discussing important issues concerning American history, we have good news for you. A United States history discussion group that focuses on American history books and documentaries will meet monthly at the Sixteen Acres Branch Library on the third Tuesday of the month.  Members will be encouraged to share with the group any conversation-provoking history book that they are reading.  We will also view critically acclaimed documentaries on a number of history topics. The books and documentaries are guaranteed to spark lively discussions.  We will also have guest speakers at some meetings. Refreshments will be available.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday August 16, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, ongoing, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Mason Square Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and playtime. Registration required for large groups. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Please call Emma at 413-263-6858 if you have knitting supplies to donate. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Wednesday from 1-3 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
Wednesdays, ongoing, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome. 

Hora de cuentos bilingües en la Biblioteca Brightwood
Todos los miércoles, 1:30 a 2:30 p.m., Salón ComunitarioAcompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Plazas limitadas a 12 niños con un adulto. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, y los hermanos son bienvenidos.

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
z_cust_mcteen 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Build A Better World - Clay Sculpture Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Build a better world one piece at a time, using your own two hands and clay. In this program, teens age 11 and up will have a chance to express their ideas by hand modeling and sculpting all purpose air-dry clay.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
nat_sun 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM American Girl Club Summer Edition 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 is for ages 6 to 14. Come join us for the Summer edition of the American Girl Club. Come make a craft and enjoy a snack based on the time period of the girl chosen each month. Preregistration is encouraged. Call or stop by the branch.

    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, June 7 – August 30, 4:15-5 p.m. Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
food_salad 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM No Cooking Cooking Class: Change Your Food, Change Your World Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a cooking class that will show you how healthy eating can make you feel better and still be delicious. Best of all, you don’t need a stove or a microwave to make these tasty treats. And of course, after we learn to make these dishes…we eat them!

    Location: East Springfield
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rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM LEGO Club at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us on Wednesday each week as we have fun while strengthening creativity and engineering skills with LEGOs. Ages 5-10.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Gaming Club at Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Play computer games and make friends at the Gaming Club!  We will be playing games that encourage collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.  The games included in this weekly program are Minecraft, Roblox, Scratch, and Makey Makey.  Limited to 10 kids. Sign in begins at 5:15 p.m. each Wednesday. Ages 8-12.  This program runs through August 23rd.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
office_pencil 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Comic Book Creation: Intensive Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for an afternoon of comics at East Forest Park! Learn how to tell your story visually as local author Haven Williams guides you through the process of creating panels for your comic book. The program will be geared to both writers and artists. This program is suggested for ages 9 to 19.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_treasurechest 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM We're Going on a Treasure Hunt! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Reading really is an adventure!  Join us for a pretend, guided trek through the wilds of the library! Climb steep mountains, cross raging rivers, meet exotic animals and much more just by tapping into your imagination. We'll end with a crafty "treasure" to design and bring home.  For children ages 3-6 accompanied by a participating adult. Siblings welcome. Please register online or by calling the branch library.

    Location: East Springfield
        There are 20 spaces available.
Thursday August 17, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, June 6 - June 20, 1:30-2:30 p.m.,  Thursdays, June 29 - August 24, 10:30-11:30 p.m. Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Coding Club: Art and Design Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-623-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Create your own digital works of art! Use Scratch and Google CS First starter projects to design your own animations, create a paint editor tool, and learn how technology is used in the art world.
No previous experience is necessary. Explore game design, music or other CS First options as time allows. This is a four-part series running Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, August 8-17. Space is limited, so please register early.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  7:30 PM 4th Annual Community Festival Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: C. Kelley   413-263-6853   
   

 Join us for a free, family-oriented celebration! Over the course of the day there will be music and dance performances by local artists, a used book sale, balloon twisting, bean bag toss, and free food off the grill.

    Location: Mason Square
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you love LEGOS? Join us every Thursday for building fun! Share your ideas and brick vision with other LEGO lovers- let your imagination run wild!

    Location: Brightwood
 
school_chemistry2 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM SummerLab at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Have some fun exploring science, technology and the arts at our monthly club of curious and inventive kids, 6 - 12 years old.

    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   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Feeling like you need to de-stress? Want to do something creative? Just need a break?

Come down to the library and color. Yes! Color! It turns out that adult coloring, one of the biggest trends of the year, has proven to be both relaxing and therapeutic. We’ll provide beautiful adult coloring sheets and colored pencils. Every Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in the Children's Workroom.

Got kids? Our LEGO Club will be running at the same time.
 

Adults and teens welcome!

Arts & Crafts    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Community Police Team Sector F Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Magda Rodriguez   413-787-6359   Mrodriguez4@springfieldpolice.net
   

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
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Friday August 18, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Central Library, 220 State Street, is closed on Fridays.

Locations and Hours    
    Location: Central Library
 
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Friday from 10-11:30 AM.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. This group meets every Friday from 1-2:30 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_paintpalette02 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Cookies and Canvas Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Calling all young artists (and its okay if you don't consider yourself one):  join us for a fun afternoon of painting. While your Masterpiece is drying enjoy some sweet treats. For ages 7 to 14.

    Location: East Springfield
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Friday afternoon from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Pine Point Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. Ages 8-18.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday August 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  3:30 PM Adult First Aid/CPR/AED Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: EDWIN LARA   617-284-1286   edwin.lara@1199funds.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Training for personal care attendants

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to Excel Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel, the world's leading desktop spreadsheet. Excel is used both at home and in the office to help with a wide range of personal and business management services including basic bookkeeping and accounting, to maintaining mailing lists and more. Skill with a keyboard and mouse is needed for success in this workshop. Light refreshments, compliments of the Friends of the Library, will be provided. Led by Anna

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
   
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Family Matters Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Zaida Govan     zaida.govan@yahoo.com
   

Not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Saturday afternoon 1:00 - 2:30  p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Children’s Program Room. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft.  No registration required.  Siblings welcome! 

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday August 20, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Central Library is closed on Sundays during the summer through Labor Day.

Locations and Hours    
    Location: Central Library
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Monday August 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:30 AM  -  4:00 PM SPS Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jeff Welch   413-787-7121   welchje@springfieldpublicschools.com
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_knitting 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Monday from 1:30-3 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Attention LEGO enthusiasts!  Drop in for freestyle building, meeting new friends, and browsing the library's many LEGO-themed books. This program is ideal for children ages 5-10, but all are welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
nat_sun 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Solar Eclipse Party Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the library today to view the partial eclipse. We will have activities and sun-inspired snacks.Try out the model of a solar eclipse.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
nat_sun 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Solar Eclipse Party Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Can we see the solar eclipse? Try out the model of the solar eclipse. Enjoy a celestial treat.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
nat_sun 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Solar Eclipse Party Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the library today to view the partial eclipse. We will have activities and sun-inspired snacks.Try out the model of a solar eclipse.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
rec_games 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Board Game Night @ Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sodonnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun evening of games!  We’ll provide board games, card games, and more.  Try a new game or play an old favorite!  For children ages 3-12.  Siblings welcome. Held every Monday through August 21.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
elect_computer3 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Introduction to Publisher Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Create simple yet attractive flyers and brochures with MS Publisher, a convenient desktop publishing software package. We'll look at making multipaged handouts and multifold brochures using Publisher's powerful templates. Skill with a keyboard and mouse is needed for success in this workshop. Light refreshments, compliments of the Friends of the Library, will be provided. Led by Matthew

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 8 spaces available.
Tuesday August 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:30 AM  -  4:00 PM SPS Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jeff Welch   413-787-7121   welchje@springfieldpublicschools.com
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_walking-hiker 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Walkabout East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meet at the library for a weekly, leisurely walk with your neighbors.  A great way to enjoy the summer, stay fit and socialize with people in your community.  Library staff will lead these strolls, providing bottled water, local information and good cheer. Ages 18+.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, June 6 - August 29, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Refugee Women's Support Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sylvia Staub     sylviastaub@earthlink.net
   

Not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Write Your Way to a Better World Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Write a letter to your future self!   Bring your hopes and dreams and we’ll supply plenty of stationery and stickers. During all open hours.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
elect_video_camera2 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game On! Video Gaming for Teens at Brightwood 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 ages 11-19.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
food_salad 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Tasty Tuesday at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-623-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Experience a new flavor and learn how to make a tasty snack! For ages 12-18.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_chess_knight 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience! Adults, age 18+.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday August 23, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BYOB, A Book Discussion 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 Preschool Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, ongoing, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Mason Square Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and playtime. Registration required for large groups. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Please call Emma at 413-263-6858 if you have knitting supplies to donate. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Wednesday from 1-3 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
Wednesdays, ongoing, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome. 

Hora de cuentos bilingües en la Biblioteca Brightwood
Todos los miércoles, 1:30 a 2:30 p.m., Salón ComunitarioAcompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Plazas limitadas a 12 niños con un adulto. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, y los hermanos son bienvenidos.

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
food_strawberry 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Smoothie Party Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

 Make your own smoothies at our party marking the end of another great Summer Reading Club. We'll also get out the library's button maker -- make a statement with buttons you've made yourself or express yourself with a beautiful design. For ages 11-19.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_tennis 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tabletop Tennis at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tabletop tennis anyone?  Teens are invited to join us for an afternoon of fun playing tabletop tennis/ping pong.  Two or four players can play at a time.  Play for bragging rights or just for fun; plus it's a great exercise workout!  Can you meet the challenge? Paddles, balls, nets and tables provided by the library. For ages 11-18.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
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lib_teddybear_reading 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, June 7 – August 30, 4:15-5 p.m. Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM LEGO Club at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us on Wednesday each week as we have fun while strengthening creativity and engineering skills with LEGOs. Ages 5-10.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Gaming Club at Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Play computer games and make friends at the Gaming Club!  We will be playing games that encourage collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.  The games included in this weekly program are Minecraft, Roblox, Scratch, and Makey Makey.  Limited to 10 kids. Sign in begins at 5:15 p.m. each Wednesday. Ages 8-12.  This program runs through August 23rd.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Thursday August 24, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, June 6 - June 20, 1:30-2:30 p.m.,  Thursdays, June 29 - August 24, 10:30-11:30 p.m. Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Immigration Forum Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gloria Scarlett   413-693-3343   scarlettg51@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This event is open to the public.An Immigration lawyer will be available to present important information to attendees and to answer questions.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you love LEGOS? Join us every Thursday for building fun! Share your ideas and brick vision with other LEGO lovers- let your imagination run wild!

    Location: Brightwood
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Maker Lab Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-623-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in and try out a new project, including arts and crafts, sewing, and technology. Show off your "maker" skills and learn from other teens. Monthly every 4th Thursday. For ages 11-18.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_rocks3 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Kindness Rocks Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@gmail.com
   

Come decorate some stones with pictures, inspirational quotes, or just a kind word. Leave these stones in gardens, on walking paths, or give them to a neighbor to help spread kindness in your community. All ages welcome!

    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   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Feeling like you need to de-stress? Want to do something creative? Just need a break?

Come down to the library and color. Yes! Color! It turns out that adult coloring, one of the biggest trends of the year, has proven to be both relaxing and therapeutic. We’ll provide beautiful adult coloring sheets and colored pencils. Every Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in the Children's Workroom.

Got kids? Our LEGO Club will be running at the same time.
 

Adults and teens welcome!

Arts & Crafts    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
ent_filmproj 5:30 PM  -  7:20 PM Movies at Mason Square: The LEGO Batman Movie 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 The LEGO Batman Movie!

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The LEGO Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble, LEGO Batman stars in his own big screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker's hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up. Rated. PG.

Snacks will be served!

All ages welcome!

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday August 25, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Central Library, 220 State Street, is closed on Fridays.

Locations and Hours    
    Location: Central Library
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rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Friday from 10-11:30 AM.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. This group meets every Friday from 1-2:30 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Friday afternoon from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Pine Point Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. Ages 8-18.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday August 26, 2017 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Saturday afternoon 1:00 - 2:30  p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Children’s Program Room. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft.  No registration required.  Siblings welcome! 

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday August 27, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Central Library is closed on Sundays during the summer through Labor Day.

Locations and Hours    
    Location: Central Library
Monday August 28, 2017 Go To Top
rec_knitting 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Monday from 1:30-3 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Attention LEGO enthusiasts!  Drop in for freestyle building, meeting new friends, and browsing the library's many LEGO-themed books. This program is ideal for children ages 5-10, but all are welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
elect_computer3 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Introduction to PowerPoint Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

MS PowerPoint is everywhere! This powerful software package is used at home and at work for organizing slides and photos, and helping people give great presentations. In this hands-on workshop, we'll make multipaged, basic PowerPoint files complete with edited images and enhanced with stylish templates giving you the skill needed for success with this popular program. Skill with a keyboard and mouse is assumed. Light refreshments, compliments of the Friends of the Library, will be provided. Led by Matthew

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 8 spaces available.
Tuesday August 29, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, June 6 - August 29, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Refugee Women's Support Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sylvia Staub     sylviastaub@earthlink.net
   

Not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Comic Book & Manga Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you love comic books, graphic novels, or manga? Do you have strong opinions on DC vs. Marvel, or what makes a true superhero? Check out the Forest Park Comic Book & Manga Club! We will meet every month to discuss selected readings and pick a new book for the following month. Snacks provided. Held on the last Tuesday of the month.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
office_meeting1 4:15 PM  -  5:45 PM Teen Readers Advisory Panel Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Calling All Teens.  Here's your chance to meet regularly the last Tuesday of the month to share ideas about improving library programming for your age group, plan events, give input for materials selection and other fun activities. Light refreshments will be served. This program is suggested for teens ages11-18.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience! Adults, age 18+.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday August 30, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, ongoing, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Mason Square Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and playtime. Registration required for large groups. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Please call Emma at 413-263-6858 if you have knitting supplies to donate. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Wednesday from 1-3 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
Wednesdays, ongoing, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome. 

Hora de cuentos bilingües en la Biblioteca Brightwood
Todos los miércoles, 1:30 a 2:30 p.m., Salón ComunitarioAcompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Plazas limitadas a 12 niños con un adulto. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, y los hermanos son bienvenidos.

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, June 7 – August 30, 4:15-5 p.m. Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM LEGO Club at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us on Wednesday each week as we have fun while strengthening creativity and engineering skills with LEGOs. Ages 5-10.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point