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Monday December 1, 2014 -  Wednesday December 31, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_wreath Elf on the Shelf at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

Come visit the Brightwood Branch Library during the month of December and look for the Elf on the Shelf, which is hidden in the library. Once the Elf is found, you will receive a raffle ticket to win a prize. There will be a total of three special prizes to win in December.

    Location: Brightwood
 
holiday_wreath Elf on the Shelf at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Come visit the East Forest Park Branch Library during the month of December and look for the Elf on the Shelf, which is hidden in the library. Once the Elf is found, you will receive a raffle ticket to win a prize. One of the special prizes is the book Where is Little Elf? a look and find storybook. There will be a total of three special prizes to win in December.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
holiday_wreath Elf on the Shelf at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come visit the East Springfield Branch Library during the month of December and look for the Elf on the Shelf, which is hidden in the library. Once the Elf is found, you will receive a raffle ticket to win a prize.  There will be a total of three special prizes to win in December.

    Location: East Springfield
 
anim_cat Pete the Cat...on the Shelf at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come visit the Indian Orchard Branch Library during the month of December and look for Pete the Cat on the Shelf, which is hidden in the Children’s Room.  Come every day to find Pete and win a raffle ticket for a Pete the Cat puppet and book.

    Location: Indian Orchard
Thursday December 4, 2014 -  Saturday January 10, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_xmastree Mitten Tree at all Library Locations Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Donate new or homemade mittens, scarves, and hats for our neighbors in need!  Hang them on the tree in the Children’s Room or in any branch library during any open hours.

    Location: All Library Locations
Monday December 15, 2014 -  Saturday December 20, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_wreath Elf on the Shelf at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   
   

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

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

1199 SEIU Training. Not Library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 11:00 AM  -  12:00 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
   

Build and create using Lego bricks with your friends and family at the Forest Park Branch Library.

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Authors at the Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Two recently published area authors will be onsite to meet and greet the public, sell and sign copies of their books, and answers questions about writing, publishing, and more.  Featured writers include novelist Pat Morrison, author of America's Perfect Rose, and Jeanne Probst, author of The Fifteen Houses. Stop by and see what they have for you!

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

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

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

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

Hardcovers will sell for $1.00 --

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

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
holiday_xmastree 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Gingerbread Cookie Decorating Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come decorate your own gingerbread cookies while enjoying seasonal music and hot chocolate.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
 
nat_snow 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Festive Solstice Snacks for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrate the Winter Solstice -- warm up the night by making some hearty snacks and playing some board games.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Lego Club at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of Legos!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


 

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

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

 


 

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

    Location: Central Library Children's Room
Saturday December 27, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leon Thorne   413-330-9461   
   

Meeting to  talk about establishing a nonprofit organization. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 11:00 AM  -  12:00 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
   

Build and create using Lego bricks with your friends and family at the Forest Park Branch Library.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday December 29, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM SEIU 888 Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joe Perry   413-896-9802   
   

Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_computer3 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Hi! Tech Computer Clinic: Focus on Email Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Grodofsky   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

In this hands-on workshop we will learn how to set up an e-mail account   We will talk about how to keep passwords safe, how to use e-mail to stay in touch with friends and family, and how to use it for job applications and business correspondence. Beginners and experienced computer users are welcomed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle.

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
nat_snow 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Crystal Snowflake and Winter Story Program Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make a crystal snowflake or icicle to hang in your window and listen to a winter story.

    Location: East Springfield
 
food_cupcake.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Decorate Holiday Cupcakes at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make a sweet treat to celebrate the holidays. For tweens and teens. Supplies are limited so preregistration is strongly encouraged. Preregister online or call the branch.

    Location: Indian Orchard
        There are 23 spaces available.
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

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

    Location: Forest Park
 
nat_lightning2 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Light Painting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Get ready to celebrate the New Year by making your own fireworks! Create beautiful designs in the dark with flashlights, rope lighting, and light-up toys and learn to photograph them with the app LongExpo! This program is for teens and tweens.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Lego Club at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of Legos!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required. 

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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Tuesday December 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM U.S. Census Bureau Hiring Event Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cynthia Bunnell   413-374-4098   cynthia.bunnell@census.gov
   

Recruiting event for the US Census Bureau. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
nat_lightning2 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Light Painting at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

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

Sign up online or call the branch. This program is for teens and tweens.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
rec_scissors&glue 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Gumdrop Building Challenge Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

What can you build using just gumdrops and toothpicks? Work by yourself or with your friends to build a castle, a bridge, or anything else you can imagine!

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

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

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

All Springfield City Library locations will be closed at 5 pm on New Year's Eve.

The Central Library will be open on this Wednesday from 9 am - 5 pm.
 

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

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

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

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

Note change in time on New Year's Eve.

    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday January 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_party1 New Year's Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

 

    Location: All Library Locations
Friday January 2, 2015 -  Saturday January 31, 2015 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue DIY Craft Table at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Try your hand at a new craft, or make a simple gift for a friend.  This drop-in changing set of craft activities for teens will be available during the month of January.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
lib_teddybear_reading Tell Me a Story Coloring Contest Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Hey Kids! Enter the East Forest Park Branch Library Tell Me a Story/Coloring Contest. Children ages 4 - 11 years old are invited to show their coloring and writing creativity by entering our Winter Wonderland contest. Entry coloring sheets can be picked up at the East Forest Park Library.  All entries must be submitted by Saturday, January 31, 2015.

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

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
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Saturday January 3, 2015 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 11:00 AM  -  12:00 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
   

Build and create using Lego bricks with your friends and family at the Forest Park Branch Library.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Community Enrichment/Alpha Kappa Alpha Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rhonda M. Brace   413-627-6127   rmbhathor@aol.com
   

Meeting to discuss present and future programs. 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lego Library Club at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of Legos! This program for children ages 5 -12 would enhance social interaction skills and creativity. Children's creations will be displayed afterwords. No registration required.

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

Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-10, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday January 5, 2015 -  Saturday February 14, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 Teen Winter Reading Club at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join our first ever Teen Winter Reading Club!  Teens ages 11-18 can win prizes by reading books, comics, and magazines, doing online research, attending library programs, and more!

To get started, drop by the branch and ask for your Teen Winter Reading Club bingo sheet. Visit the Teen Winter Reading Club page for a complete description of the rules.

Teen Winter Reading Club    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
lib_book3 Teen Winter Reading Club at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join our first ever Teen Winter Reading Club!  Teens ages 11-18 can win prizes by reading books, comics, and magazines, doing online research, attending library programs, and more!

To get started, drop by the branch and ask for your Teen Winter Reading Club bingo sheet. Visit the Teen Winter Reading Club page for a complete description of the rules.

Teen Winter Reading Club    
    Location: Forest Park
Monday January 5, 2015 -  Sunday February 15, 2015 Go To Top
nat_snowman Winter Reading Club for Children Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Celebrate the fun of reading by helping connect children to their libraries, recognizing them for their reading, and encouraging them to try cool new things at museums and the library! Participants can win free hockey tickets, Lego sets, and other prizes.  Grades K-5.

    Location: All Library Locations
Monday January 5, 2015 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

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

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

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

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Lego Club at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of Legos!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required. 

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday January 6, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Stories at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Monthly Matinee: The Hundred Foot Journey Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us in the community room for a screening of the film The Hundred Foot Journey.

An Indian teen in France goes to work for his father's culinary adversary in this drama based on the bestselling novel by Richard C. Morais. Put young Hassan Kadam in a kitchen, and he's bound to emerge with a dish that will dazzle. When Hassan's family is forced to move from their native India, his Papa relocates to the south of France. Determined to give his new neighbors a little taste of home, Papa decides to open an Indian restaurant in the village, and names it Maison Mumbai. Meanwhile, across the street at the traditional French restaurant Le Saule Pleureu, uptight proprietor Madame Mallory doesn't exactly welcome the competition. When Madame Mallory ignites a bitter feud that quickly escalates, the only hope for a peaceful resolution lies in Hassan's talent for French haute cuisine, and his growing affections for Mme. Mallory's pretty young sous chef Marguerite. Rated PG.

Refreshments will be served.

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

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Anime and Manga Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood
 
holiday_wreath 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Make a Winter Wreath at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Participants will create and design their own unique winter wreath to take home using yarn, fabric, tissue paper, ribbons, pipe cleaner, coffee filters, paper tubes, cotton balls, paint, various art supplies and other scrap materials.  All supplies will be provided.

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_book3 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Upcycle Journals for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

In this workshop participants will have the opportunity to create their own one of a kind journal using upcycled material such as discarded book jackets, magazines and cardboard cereal boxes. We will also discuss the different uses and types of journals. This workshop is intended for third grade and up. Registration suggested, but not required.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
ent_microphone1 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Lasting Peace in the Middle East: a talk by Ambassador Mark Hambley Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Due to unavoidable circumstances, the lecture has been postponed. We will post a notice when the event has been rescheduled.

 

The majority of stories coming from the Middle East that dominate America’s news media have not been good news. The headlines and images during many bloody decades of wars have been filled with extreme violence, religious intolerance, poverty, frightened refugees, and battle scarred towns and cities. 

Springfield resident Mark Hambley, former American ambassador in the Middle East, who still visits frequently in the context of his current duties, will share some of his thoughts about this very troubled area of the world.

Read more...    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
        There are 38 spaces available.
Wednesday January 7, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime at Mason Square Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

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

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

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

 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
office_lightbulb 12:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Invention Day at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

School is closed!  Drop in and see if you can match inventors with their inventions just by reading our clues!  Tell us about an invention you would like to make and use our craft materials to make a prototype.  Ages 5-12.

    Location: Central Library Children's Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Story Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m., January 7 - February 25, ages 1-4.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Job Fair Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meighan Williams   413-786-9941   meighan@reliabletemps.com
   

Job Fair with Reliable Temps, Inc. 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Lego Club at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of Legos!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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Thursday January 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luis Manzi   413-747-0090, x201   lmanzi@newnorthcc.org
   

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

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

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Indian Orchard Branch Library for our weekly Minecraft Club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required. Register for the first meeting on January 8.

    Location: Indian Orchard
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Lego Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Mason Square Library for our NEW Lego Club! Let your imagination run wild every Thursday from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. in the Children's Programming Room. This program is appropriate for ages 6 and up.

    Location: Mason Square
 
rec_hockey 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Winter Reading Club Kick-Off Party Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come kick off our first annual Winter Reading Club with games, refreshments, and a special raffle for Springfield Falcons hockey tickets! Register to enter the Club to win lots of cool prizes, and hang out with Falcons hockey players and Screech the Falcon.

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
elect_computer3 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Cyber Cafe at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Is your laptop, tablet, or smart phone giving you trouble? Do you need extra help with e-mail, the internet, resumes, or word processing? Bring your own computer or use the ones at the branch, and stop-by the Cyber Café to let the librarians help you one-on-one. Coffee and doughnuts will be served, compliments of the Friends of the Library.

 

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

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


 

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

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

Meetings will be held January 10, February 14, March 14, April 11, and May 9.

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_book3 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Horror Fiction Book Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Description of The Graveyard Book: After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own. If Bod (short for Nobody) leaves the graveyard, he will come under attack by Jack, the man who killed Bod's family.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_legoguy 11:00 AM  -  12:00 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
   

Build and create using Lego bricks with your friends and family at the Forest Park Branch Library.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
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lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Upcycle Journals for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

In this workshop participants will have the opportunity to create their own one of a kind journal using upcycled material such as discarded book jackets, magazines and cardboard cereal boxes. We will also discuss the different uses and types of journals. This workshop is intended for third grade and up. Registration required. Please call 413-263-6846 to preregister or register online.

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

Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-10, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday January 12, 2015 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

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

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

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

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Health Care Enrollment Assistance Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sydney Asbury   207-522-7319   sydney@northwindstrategies.com
   

Program sponsored by CeltiCare Health Plans. Principal speaker:  Isabel Cardona.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Lego Club at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of Legos!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required. 

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday January 13, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Stories at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

This month's selection is The Oracle of Stamboul by Michael Lukas (fiction). 

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

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
elect_video_camera2 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game ON! Video Gaming for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Learn how to make a tasty afterschool snack!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m., January 7 - February 25, ages 1-4.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Lego Club at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of Legos!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:50 PM Cookie Rally Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tiffany Holmes   413-224-4028   tholmes@gscwm.org
   

Girl Scouts of Central & Western Massachusetts Financial Literacy Program. Principal speaker: Tiffany Holmes. To ensure enough materials for everyone attending, girls must RSVP to Tiffany by phone or email by Monday, January 12 in order to participate. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
food_soup 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Soup's On! Swap and Share Soups Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

In celebration of National Soup Month we will have an organized soup swap. Participants will prepare a favorite soup recipe at home, pour soup into 6 plastic freezer containers (each 1 pint), freeze them, then bring the 6 frozen soup containers into the library at the time of the event.  Each pint will be labeled with the type of soup, its ingredients, and the recipe for its preparation.  Any potential allergens will be noted (such as tree nuts, peanuts, shellfish, dairy, gluten, etc.) Each chef participant will then make a brief presentation about the soup’s preparation, answering any questions posed by the other cooks.  All participants will then put their name into a “bowl” and we will draw names to see who gets to pick a soup container first, second, third, etc. We will have multiple rounds of selecting soups.  If you bring 6 containers, you go home with 6 containers.

We will also have a few crockpots filled with fresh made soups prepared by our long-time volunteer and our community partner/neighbor restaurant.  Bread and beverages will accompany the soups.  Soup cookbooks will be on display.  We will also ask participants to bring a can of soup into the library to donate to the local food pantry.  We will provide the 6 frozen soup containers to all people who register for the event.

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM GOLD Cohort Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cindy Hutcheson   413-374-6331   chutcheson@valleyopp.com
   

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

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

Monthly all-ages craft night. Come have fun!

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday January 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Springfield Parent Academy City-Wide Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jeff Welch   413-787-7121   welchje@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Springfield Public Schools/Springfield Parent Academy City-Wide Quarterly meeting.

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Lego Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Mason Square Library for our NEW Lego Club! Let your imagination run wild every Thursday from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. in the Children's Programming Room. This program is appropriate for ages 6 and up.

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_camera 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM The Rewards of Freedom Exhibit Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

The Rewards of Freedom Exhibit opens tonight! Come experience photography featured in the book, The Struggle for Freedom: The History of African Americans in Western Massachusetts. Photographs in the exhibit include local heroes and dignitaries, as well as moments of Springfield's rich history. Special thanks to the Springfield Republican, Wayne Phaneuf, and Marianna McKee for providing the photographs for the exhibit.

The exhibit will run from Thursday, January 15 through the end of February, 2015.

 

 

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

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday January 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:30 PM Martin Luther King Fire Prevention Program Service Day Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Yolanda Dacosta-Nwosu   413-210-0136   
   

Volunteer Day of Service/Orientation.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 11:00 AM  -  12:00 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
   

Build and create using Lego bricks with your friends and family at the Forest Park Branch Library.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
food_cupcake.GIF 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Cupcake Decorating for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   dray@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Are you a teen who has always wanted to learn how to decorate cakes as the professionals do? Try your hand at decorating cupcakes under the skilled artistic guidance of Delphine Ray. All supplies, including frosting and cupcakes, will be provided. For ages 12-19. Space is limited to 8 participants, and registration is required. Register online or call the branch.

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

Minecraft players of all skill levels are welcome to bring their own laptops, or are welcome to use one of the library’s 6 computers to build, play, and create. For ages 10 and up.

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

Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-10, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday January 19, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_MLK_face.GIF Martin Luther King Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

 

    Location: All Library Locations
Tuesday January 20, 2015 -  Saturday January 24, 2015 Go To Top
nat_snow_02 Winter Wonderland Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

East Forest Park Branch Library is having a winter wonderland Scavenger Hunt. Chill out and look for real winter theme items in our library like a ski boot, snow shovel, more. After finishing this activity you will win a special treat. This is a drop in activity all week.

 

    Location: East Forest Park
Tuesday January 20, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Stories at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
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elect_computer3 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Hi!Tech: Introduction to Social Media Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Social media has changed the web, the ways we do business, and even the ways we socialize. Come see what the excitement is all about and explore three of the web’s leading social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Anna.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
food_salad 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Tasty Tuesdays at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Geneva Caffee   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday January 21, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime at Mason Square Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

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

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

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

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

Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m., January 7 - February 25, ages 1-4.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_book3 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM American Girl Club Meetings at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Lego Club at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of Legos!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM UST and Stage 1 Vapor Recovery Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Caroline Ganley   617-654-6575   caroline.ganley@state.ma.us
   

Mass Department of Environmental Protection public workshop on new regulations for underground storage tanks.  Principal Speaker: Tom DeNormandie. Not a library sponsored event. 

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

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

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday January 22, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres Branch   413-263-6858   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
office_meeting1 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Circle in the Square at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

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

Come share your memories and hopes for the future.

Coffee and doughnuts served.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
nat_flower02 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Making Scented Potpourri and Herbal Sachets Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Participants will enjoy creating their own sachets using different ingredients such as rosemary, cinnamon, cloves, lavender flowers, dried rose buds and petals, peppermint leaves, a few drops of essential oils and other items.  Sachets can be placed in drawers with clothes, hung on hangers, put in suitcases or placed around the house to give them a beautiful scent.  These draw string bags can also be decorated.  This is a great activity for Teens and Tweens.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Lego Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Mason Square Library for our NEW Lego Club! Let your imagination run wild every Thursday from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. in the Children's Programming Room. This program is appropriate for ages 6 and up.

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

Banish the winter blues! Join us at the Mason Square Branch for a three-part series of feel-good films.

The series kicks off with The Single Moms Club rated PG13.

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

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Games @ Your Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

All of your favorite games - Pandemic, Apples to Apples, Fluxx and Picktura. All these and more (including pizza and soda) at our after-hours teen only gaming night. We'll turn up the tunes, eat pizza and play games.

    Location: Indian Orchard
        There are 15 spaces available.
Saturday January 24, 2015 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 11:00 AM  -  12:00 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
   

Build and create using Lego bricks with your friends and family at the Forest Park Branch Library.

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

Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-10, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday January 25, 2015 Go To Top
ent_note 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rotunda Rhythms: Criollo Clasico Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Criollo Clasico's energized music is sure to entertain. Drawing on Puerto Rican traditions, this trio excites with envigorating riffs, haunting melodies, and rousing selections. Shake off the winter blues and bring the family to this fun-filled concert. "Your outstanding performance...made for one of the finest concerts we've held at the library." - Carol Eymen, Nashua Public Library.

Rotunda Rhythms Concerts    
    Location: Central Library Rotunda
Monday January 26, 2015 -  Saturday January 31, 2015 Go To Top
rec_puzzle_piece Puzzle Me This at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

January 26 is National Puzzle Day. The benefits of doing puzzles are great for your child's development - increasing problem solving skills, improving hand-eye coordination and developing fine motor skills. All are welcome to come in and do puzzles from easy to hard puzzles, animal puzzles, Disney puzzles, landscape puzzles. Once you start a puzzle you won't want to stop until it's finished! Snacks will be provided. This is a drop-in family program for the entire week.

    Location: East Forest Park
Monday January 26, 2015 -  Thursday February 5, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_heart2 Valentines for Vets Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Brighten Valentine's Day for a local veteran by creating a beautiful Valentine! All library locations.

    Location: All Library Locations
Monday January 26, 2015 Go To Top
elect_computer3 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Computer Clinic: Focus on Word Processing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Lego Club at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of Legos!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required. 

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:15 PM  -  8:00 PM Updating Your EEC PQR and Quality Program Manager Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joanna Doyle   781-879-2926   jdoyle@clarendonees.org
   

Clarendon Early Education Services, Inc. training session. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Tuesday January 27, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Stories at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
elect_computer3 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Hi!Tech: Introduction to Publisher Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Learn the basics of home-based desktop publishing in this hands-on workshop. Explore Publisher’s powerful templates to help you make professional-looking brochures. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Donna.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
elect_video_camera2 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game ON! Video Gaming for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Volunteer Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Raeshaun Holmes   413-263-6839   rholmes@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Training new library volunteers.

    Location: 4th floor Conference Room
Wednesday January 28, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m., January 7 - February 25, ages 1-4.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Lego Club at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of Legos!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM UST and Stage 1 Vapor Recovery Workshop - SNOW DATE Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Caroline Ganley   617-654-6575   caroline.ganley@state.ma.us
   

Mass Department of Environmental Protection public workshop on new regulations for underground storage tanks.  Principal Speaker: Tom DeNormandie. Not a library sponsored event. Needed only if January 21 event must be postponed due to bad weather.

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

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

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

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin.
  
The East Forest Park Book Discussion Group meets every month from 6 - 7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month. We select a new book to discuss every month. Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Volunteer Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Raeshaun Holmes   413-263-6839   rholmes@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Training new library volunteers.

    Location: 4th floor Conference Room
Thursday January 29, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres Branch   413-263-6858   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Lego Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Mason Square Library for our NEW Lego Club! Let your imagination run wild every Thursday from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. in the Children's Programming Room. This program is appropriate for ages 6 and up.

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

Banish the winter blues! Join us at the Mason Square Branch for a three-part series of feel-good films.

This week we'll be showing Good Deeds, rated PG13.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday January 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  3:30 PM Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cheryl Lilley   413-787-7039   
   

Springfield Public Schools workshop. Not library sponsored.

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

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday January 31, 2015 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 11:00 AM  -  12:00 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
   

Build and create using Lego bricks with your friends and family at the Forest Park Branch Library.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Fiction Book Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of Legos! This program for children ages 5 -12 would enhance social interaction skills and creativity. Children's creations will be displayed afterwords. No registration required.

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

Minecraft players of all skill levels are welcome to bring their own laptops, or are welcome to use one of the library’s 6 computers to build, play, and create. For ages 10 and up.

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

In this literary showcase of local writers, authors will share a seven-minute reading of their writing whether it be poetry or prose, new or old, fiction, biography, or nonfiction. All writers (18 +) are welcomed to read, and the general public is invited to join them and listen. Springfield's first Poet Laureate and award-winning, multilingual poet María Luisa Arroyo will emcee this monthly event. Preregistration for readers is required.

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

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-10, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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Monday February 2, 2015 -  Saturday February 28, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_quill Love Your Library? at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come visit the East Forest Park Branch Library and pick up an entry form for our short writing/coloring contest. Share with us why you love the library and what the library means to you. Ages 4-11.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
lib_book_quill Love Your LIbrary? at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come visit the Indian Orchard Branch Library and pick up an entry form for our short writing/coloring contest. Share with us why you love the library and what the library means to you. Ages 4-11.

 

    Location: Indian Orchard
Monday February 2, 2015 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

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

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

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

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Lego Club at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of Legos!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required. 

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday February 3, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come and enjoy moving to music, learning some new rhymes and songs and hearing a story. Recommended for children 1 1/2 - 3 years old and their parents or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6843 to preregister.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Forest Park Monthly Matinee: 42 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us in the community room for a screening of the film 42.

Jackie Robinson's story is told in this biopic from writer/director Brian Helgeland. Robinson paved a new road for minorities by being the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball since the racial barrier was put in place in the late 1800s. Rated PG-13.

Refreshments will be served.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Volunteer Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Raeshaun Holmes   413-263-6839   rholmes@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Training new library volunteers.

    Location: 4th floor Conference Room
Wednesday February 4, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime at Mason Square Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

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

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

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

 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
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lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Story Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m., January 7 - February 25, ages 1-4.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Lego Club at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of Legos!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required.

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

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

    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_bookshelf 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM New Words from Old Books: Blackout Poetry for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join other teens and tweens in creating poetry from pages of recycled books. Use markers to cover up the words you don’t want, letting your newly created poem stand out. You can also draw on the book pages: let your imagination run wild! All supplies will be provided. For ages 11-19.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Volunteer Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Raeshaun Holmes   413-263-6839   rholmes@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Training new library volunteers.

    Location: 4th floor Conference Room
Thursday February 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luis Manzi   413-747-0090, x201   lmanzi@newnorthcc.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
nat_snowman 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Artsy Winter Thursday Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   kshugrue@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Painting with Q-Tips! Paint fanciful snowman with a ! Using q-tips as our brushes we’ll create “Seurat” like snowmen and winter scenes. You’ll make an impression with this artwork :) Fun for all ages.

    Location: Mason Square
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Lego Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Mason Square Library for our NEW Lego Club! Let your imagination run wild every Thursday from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. in the Children's Programming Room. This program is appropriate for ages 6 and up.

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

Banish the winter blues! Join us at the Mason Square Branch for a three-part series of feel-good films.

This week we'll be showing Think Like A Man, rated PG13.

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

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday February 7, 2015 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 11:00 AM  -  12:00 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
   

Build and create using Lego bricks with your friends and family at the Forest Park Branch Library.

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

Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-10, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday February 9, 2015 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 30 spaces available.
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Lego Club at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of Legos!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required. 

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday February 10, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come and enjoy moving to music, learning some new rhymes and songs and hearing a story. Recommended for children 1 1/2 - 3 years old and their parents or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6843 to preregister.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Noon Hour Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris Kasputis   413-263-6828 ext 442   ckasputis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

This month's selection is The Good Lord Bird by James McBride (2013) fiction.

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
holiday_MLK_face.GIF 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM The Rewards of Freedom: A Craft for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrate Black History Month! Here’s your chance to add your own art work to the Rewards of Freedom exhibit!  Draw inspiration from the exhibit, which features photos from the book, The Struggle for Freedom: The History of African Americans in Western Massachusetts to create a collage that represents what freedom means to you. All completed projects will be displayed in the library!

All materials will be provided. Preregistration is appreciated, but not required. Sign up online or call the branch. This program is for teens and tweens.

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Volunteer Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Raeshaun Holmes   413-263-6839   rholmes@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Training new library volunteers.

    Location: 4th floor Conference Room
Wednesday February 11, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m., January 7 - February 25, ages 1-4.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
holiday_MLK_face.GIF 4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Rewards of Freedom: A Craft for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrate Black History Month! Here’s your chance to add your own art work to the Rewards of Freedom exhibit!  Draw inspiration from the exhibit, which features photos from the book, The Struggle for Freedom: The History of African Americans in Western Massachusetts to create a collage that represents what freedom means to you. All completed projects will be displayed in the library!

All materials will be provided. Preregistration is appreciated, but not required. Sign up online or call the branch. This program is for teens and tweens.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Lego Club at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of Legos!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required.

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

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

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Volunteer Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Raeshaun Holmes   413-263-6839   rholmes@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Training new library volunteers.

    Location: 4th floor Conference Room
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Thursday February 12, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres Branch   413-263-6858   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
holiday_MLK_face.GIF 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM The Rewards of Freedom: A Craft for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6846   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrate Black History Month! Here’s your chance to add your own art work to the Rewards of Freedom exhibit!  Draw inspiration from the exhibit, which features photos from the book, The Struggle for Freedom: The History of African Americans in Western Massachusetts to create a collage that represents what freedom means to you. All completed projects will be displayed in the library!

All materials will be provided. Preregistration is appreciated, but not required. Sign up online or call the branch. This program is for teens and tweens.

    Location: Mason Square
 
holiday_MLK_face.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM The Rewards of Freedom: A Craft for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Here’s your chance to add your own art work to the Rewards of Freedom exhibit!  Draw inspiration from the exhibit, which features photos from the book, The Struggle for Freedom: The History of African Americans in Western Massachusetts to create a collage that represents what freedom means to you. All completed projects will be displayed in the library!

All materials will be provided. Preregistration is appreciated, but not required. Sign up online or call the branch. This program is for teens and tweens.

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
holiday_heart2 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Valentine Mail Bag Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   kshugrue@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come join us on a cozy Thursday afternoon to create a fancy Valentine for someone special! You may even play postman and “mail” it to another patron if they are present at our “Mason Square Post Office.”

    Location: Mason Square
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Lego Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Mason Square Library for our NEW Lego Club! Let your imagination run wild every Thursday from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. in the Children's Programming Room. This program is appropriate for ages 6 and up.

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

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

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday February 14, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Dads and Kids Book Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_book3 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Horror Fiction Book Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Description of A Monster Calls: Thirteen-year-old Conor awakens one night to find a monster outside his bedroom window, but not the one from the recurring nightmare when his mother became ill--an ancient, wild creature that wants him to face the truth about loss.

    Location: East Forest Park
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rec_legoguy 11:00 AM  -  12:00 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
   

Build and create using Lego bricks with your friends and family at the Forest Park Branch Library.

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

Let your imagination run wild with this free style Lego Club. Children ages 5-12 are encouraged to build with our enormous Lego collection. This program enhances social interaction skills and creativity. All children's creations will be displayed at our library.

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

Minecraft players of all skill levels are welcome to bring their own laptops, or are welcome to use one of the library’s 6 computers to build, play, and create. For ages 10 and up.

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

Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-10, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday February 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag Presidents' Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

 

    Location: All Library Locations
Tuesday February 17, 2015 -  Friday February 20, 2015 Go To Top
nat_snowman Puffy the Snowman at Brightwood Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood Branch Library   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Families looking for something fun to do during school vacation week?  Come make Puffy the Snowman, a Snowman that will never melt and will be your forever friend no matter what the weather is. Drop in throughout the week.

    Location: Brightwood
Tuesday February 17, 2015 -  Saturday February 21, 2015 Go To Top
nat_snowman Puffy the Snowman at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Families looking for something fun to do during school vacation week?  Come make Puffy the Snowman, a Snowman that will never melt and will be your forever friend no matter what the weather is. Drop in throughout the week.

    Location: East Forest Park
Tuesday February 17, 2015 -  Sunday February 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Scavenger Hunt at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

    Location: Central Library Children's Room
Tuesday February 17, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come and enjoy moving to music, learning some new rhymes and songs and hearing a story. Recommended for children 1 1/2 - 3 years old and their parents or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6843 to preregister.

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

Learn how to make a tasty afterschool snack!

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
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Wednesday February 18, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime at Mason Square Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

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

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

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

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

Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m., January 7 - February 25, ages 1-4.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
lib_book3 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM American Girl Club Meetings at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Lego Club at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of Legos!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required.

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

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

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday February 19, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres Branch   413-263-6858   
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Lego Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Mason Square Library for our NEW Lego Club! Let your imagination run wild every Thursday from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. in the Children's Programming Room. This program is appropriate for ages 6 and up.

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

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

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday February 21, 2015 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 11:00 AM  -  12:00 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
   

Build and create using Lego bricks with your friends and family at the Forest Park Branch Library.

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

Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-10, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday February 22, 2015 Go To Top
ent_note 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rotunda Rhythms: Rising Tide Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Re-live the folk-rock hits from the 1960's & 1970's with Rising Tide. The quartet's blend of singing, guitar and percussion with a twist of violin make for an exciting sound covering the top hits of the Eagles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and more. Rising Tide is Brad Alm, Jacques Hooten, Steve Saunders, and Ann-Marie Messbauer.

Rotunda Rhythms Concerts    
    Location: Central Library Rotunda
Monday February 23, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Early Literacy Coalition meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Lego Club at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of Legos!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required. 

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday February 24, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come and enjoy moving to music, learning some new rhymes and songs and hearing a story. Recommended for children 1 1/2 - 3 years old and their parents or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6843 to preregister.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m., January 7 - February 25, ages 1-4.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
nat_summertime 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Nautical Nonsense: A Spongebob Squarepants Celebration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the Central Library to celebrate Spongebob, Patrick, and all your friends from Bikini Bottom! We’ll make our very own Spongebobs, play games, and enjoy a snack. Ages 5-10.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Lego Club at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of Legos!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required.

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

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

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday February 26, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres Branch   413-263-6858   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
office_meeting1 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Circle in the Square at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

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

Come share your memories and hopes for the future.

Coffee and doughnuts served.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
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rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Lego Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Mason Square Library for our NEW Lego Club! Let your imagination run wild every Thursday from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. in the Children's Programming Room. This program is appropriate for ages 6 and up.

    Location: Mason Square
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Slavery by Another Name Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rashad Fardan   413-531-3513   
   

Black History Month video presentation plus moderator sponsored by the Al-Baqi Islamic Center.

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
Saturday February 28, 2015 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 11:00 AM  -  12:00 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
   

Build and create using Lego bricks with your friends and family at the Forest Park Branch Library.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Fiction Book Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Come join the East Forest Park Branch Library on Saturday 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Let your imagination run wild with this free style Lego Club. Children ages 5-12 are encouraged to build with our enormous Lego collection. This program enhances social interaction skills and creativity. All children's creations will be displayed at our library.

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

Minecraft players of all skill levels are welcome to bring their own laptops, or are welcome to use one of the library’s 6 computers to build, play, and create. For ages 10 and up.

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

In this literary showcase of local writers authors will share a seven-minute reading of their writing whether it be poetry or prose, new or old, fiction, biography, or non-fiction. All writers (18 +) are welcomed to read, and the general public is invited to join them and listen.  Springfield's first Poet Laureate and award-winning, multilingual poet María Luisa Arroyo will emcee this monthly event. Preregistration for readers is required.

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

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-10, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday March 2, 2015 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard Lego Questers for Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Lego Club at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of Legos!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required. 

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday March 3, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come and enjoy moving to music, learning some new rhymes and songs and hearing a story. Recommended for children 1 1/2 - 3 years old and their parents or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6843 to preregister.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday March 4, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime at Mason Square Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

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

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

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

 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Lego Club at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of Legos!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required.

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

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

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday March 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luis Manzi   413-747-0090, x201   lmanzi@newnorthcc.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
Friday March 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  3:30 PM Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cheryl Lilley   413-787-7039   
   

Springfield Public Schools workshop. Not library sponsored.

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

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday March 7, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading Dr. Seuss's Birthday at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday by making a special Seuss-themed craft!  Ages 3-12.

    Location: Central Library Children's Room
 
rec_legoguy 11:00 AM  -  12:00 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
   

Build and create using Lego bricks with your friends and family at the Forest Park Branch Library.

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

Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-10, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday March 9, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Lego Club at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of Legos!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required. 

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday March 10, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come and enjoy moving to music, learning some new rhymes and songs and hearing a story. Recommended for children 1 1/2 - 3 years old and their parents or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6843 to preregister.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Noon Hour Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris Kasputis   413-263-6828 ext 442   ckasputis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

This month's selection is The World We Found: a novel by Thrity Umrigar (2012) fiction. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Lego Club at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of Legos!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required.

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

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

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

Monthly all-ages craft night. Come have fun!

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday March 12, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres Branch   413-263-6858   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

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

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday March 14, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Dads and Kids Book Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_book3 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Horror Fiction Book Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413- 263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Description of Numbers: Fifteen-year-old Jem knows when she looks at someone the exact date they will die, so she avoids relationships, but when she meets a boy named Spider and they plan a day out together, they become more involved than either of them had planned.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_legoguy 11:00 AM  -  12:00 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
   

Build and create using Lego bricks with your friends and family at the Forest Park Branch Library.

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

Minecraft players of all skill levels are welcome to bring their own laptops, or are welcome to use one of the library’s 6 computers to build, play, and create. For ages 10 and up.

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

Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-10, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday March 16, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Lego Club at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of Legos!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required. 

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday March 17, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come and enjoy moving to music, learning some new rhymes and songs and hearing a story. Recommended for children 1 1/2 - 3 years old and their parents or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6843 to preregister.

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

Learn how to make a tasty afterschool snack!

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday March 18, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime at Mason Square Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_book3 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM American Girl Club Meetings at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Pajama Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   kmcguirl@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday March 19, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Artist’s Way: a workshop series for developing writers and artists Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   rduprey@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

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

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday March 21, 2015 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 11:00 AM  -  12:00 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
   

Build and create using Lego bricks with your friends and family at the Forest Park Branch Library.

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

Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-10, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday March 23, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
Tuesday March 24, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come and enjoy moving to music, learning some new rhymes and songs and hearing a story. Recommended for children 1 1/2 - 3 years old and their parents or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6843 to preregister.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Pajama Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   kmcguirl@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
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Thursday March 26, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Artist’s Way: a workshop series for developing writers and artists Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   rduprey@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
office_meeting1 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Circle in the Square at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

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

Come share your memories and hopes for the future.

Coffee and doughnuts served.

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
Friday March 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  4:00 PM UMASS 180 Day Teacher Program Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elizabeth Rustic   413-750-2333x1111   rustice@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Interview day. Not a library sponsored event.

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
Saturday March 28, 2015 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 11:00 AM  -  12:00 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
   

Build and create using Lego bricks with your friends and family at the Forest Park Branch Library.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Fiction Book Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Minecraft players of all skill levels are welcome to bring their own laptops, or are welcome to use one of the library’s 6 computers to build, play, and create. For ages 10 and up.

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

In this literary showcase of local writers authors will share a seven-minute reading of their writing whether it be poetry or prose, new or old, fiction, biography, or non-fiction. All writers (18 +) are welcomed to read, and the general public is invited to join them and listen.  Springfield's first Poet Laureate and award-winning, multilingual poet María Luisa Arroyo will emcee this monthly event. Preregistration for readers is required.

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

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-10, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

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

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

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
Tuesday March 31, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come and enjoy moving to music, learning some new rhymes and songs and hearing a story. Recommended for children 1 1/2 - 3 years old and their parents or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6843 to preregister.

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday April 1, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime at Mason Square Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

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

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

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

 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
Thursday April 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luis Manzi   413-747-0090, x201   lmanzi@newnorthcc.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday April 4, 2015 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 11:00 AM  -  12:00 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
   

Build and create using Lego bricks with your friends and family at the Forest Park Branch Library.

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

Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-10, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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Sunday April 5, 2015 Go To Top
relig_easter3 Easter Sunday: Central Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

 

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

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

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
Tuesday April 7, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come and enjoy moving to music, learning some new rhymes and songs and hearing a story. Recommended for children 1 1/2 - 3 years old and their parents or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6843 to preregister.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monthly all-ages craft night. Come have fun!

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday April 9, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Artist’s Way: a workshop series for developing writers and artists Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   rduprey@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

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

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday April 11, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Dads and Kids Book Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 11:00 AM  -  12:00 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
   

Build and create using Lego bricks with your friends and family at the Forest Park Branch Library.

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

Minecraft players of all skill levels are welcome to bring their own laptops, or are welcome to use one of the library’s 6 computers to build, play, and create. For ages 10 and up.

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

Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-10, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday April 13, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday April 14, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come and enjoy moving to music, learning some new rhymes and songs and hearing a story. Recommended for children 1 1/2 - 3 years old and their parents or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6843 to preregister.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Noon Hour Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris Kasputis   413-263-6828 ext 442   ckasputis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

This month's selection is Lisette’s List by Susan Vreeland (2014) fiction. 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday April 15, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime at Mason Square Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_book3 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM American Girl Club Meetings at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday April 16, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Artist’s Way: a workshop series for developing writers and artists Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   rduprey@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

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

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday April 18, 2015 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 11:00 AM  -  12:00 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
   

Build and create using Lego bricks with your friends and family at the Forest Park Branch Library.

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

Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-10, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday April 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag Patriot's Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of Patriot's Day (Massachusetts holiday).

 

    Location: All Library Locations
Tuesday April 21, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come and enjoy moving to music, learning some new rhymes and songs and hearing a story. Recommended for children 1 1/2 - 3 years old and their parents or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6843 to preregister.

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

Learn how to make a tasty afterschool snack!

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday April 22, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Thursday April 23, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Artist’s Way: a workshop series for developing writers and artists Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   rduprey@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
office_meeting1 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Circle in the Square at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

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

Come share your memories and hopes for the future.

Coffee and doughnuts served.

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
Friday April 24, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday April 25, 2015 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 11:00 AM  -  12:00 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
   

Build and create using Lego bricks with your friends and family at the Forest Park Branch Library.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Fiction Book Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Minecraft players of all skill levels are welcome to bring their own laptops, or are welcome to use one of the library’s 6 computers to build, play, and create. For ages 10 and up.

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

In this literary showcase of local writers authors will share a seven-minute reading of their writing whether it be poetry or prose, new or old, fiction, biography, or non-fiction. All writers (18 +) are welcomed to read, and the general public is invited to join them and listen.  Springfield's first Poet Laureate and award-winning, multilingual poet María Luisa Arroyo will emcee this monthly event. Preregistration for readers is required.

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

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201