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Monday January 11, 2016 -  Sunday February 21, 2016 Go To Top
nat_snow_02 Winter Reading Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join the Winter Reading Club and earn prizes for reading for fun! Adults, teens, and children, stop by any Springfield City Library location and pick up your reading log.

Call 413-263-6853 or 413-263-6828 ext. 201 for more information.

Winter Reading Club    
    Location: All Library Locations
Monday January 25, 2016 -  Friday February 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_basket Share the Love Food Drive Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   kshugrue@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Donate a can of food or other nonperishable food item at the Library Express at Pine Point and you'll receive a raffle ticket to win a beautiful basket of books, plus a few more surprises! All food items will be donated to Open Pantry for distribution this cold winter. Through February 12.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Monday February 1, 2016 -  Friday February 12, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_heart2 Count the Candy Hearts at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Check out two items from the library and earn a chance to guess at the number of candy hearts in the jar.  The person who guesses closest to the number of hearts wins a special prize. Limit - once chance per day. During all open hours.

    Location: East Springfield
Monday February 1, 2016 -  Saturday February 13, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_heart2 Hearts for Sweethearts 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
   

Express your love and affection for your significant other, friends or family members by creating your very own homemade Valentine’s Day card. Give it your own personal touch and demonstrate to the special people in your life how you feel about them by designing a personalized Valentine’s Day card.

    Location: East Forest Park
Monday February 1, 2016 -  Monday February 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF SpongeBob SquarePants Scavenger Hunt at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Find SpongeBob SquarePants hidden in the library and win a special treat! During all open hours.

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday February 11, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. Birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Molly Fogarty, Library Director     
    Location: Large 4th floor Conference Room
 
nat_sun 3:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Amazing Suncatcher Crafts Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Add beauty to your yard, patio or window with these illuminating suncatchers! Kids will love creating various patterns with glass gems of different colors. These transluscent glass gems brilliantly glow when hit by the sun!  This is the perfect craft project for all ages and skill level.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 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 second Thursday of each month. Snacks provided.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters 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 for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space limited to 8 participants, and preregistration is required. For more information, contact the branch at 413-263-6846 or maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Green Streets: The X Design Process Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: David Bloniarz   413-537-3748   dbloniarz@regreenspringfield.org
   

Regreen Springfield public informational presentation. Principal speaker: David Bloniarz.

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

Join us every Thursday for LEGO Club! Let your imagination run wild!

 

    Location: Mason Square
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office_pencil 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Feel-Good February: Coloring for Adults Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Has winter got you down? Feeling like you need to de-stress? Tense from shoveling snow? Come down to the Mason Square Branch and color. Yes! Color! It turns out that adult coloring, one of the biggest trends of the year, has proven to be both relaxing and therapeutic. We’ll provide beautiful adult coloring sheets, colored pencils, and some healthy snacks. Every Thursday in February.

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

    Location: Mason Square
 
ent_microphone1 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Family Court Basics Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us in the Mason Square Branch’s Community Room for a presentation overview of Family Court basics by Hampden County Law library’s head librarian, Nick Wolkowicz, and Karen Duffy, manager at the Court Service Center.

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Friday February 12, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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. Many of the items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea is provided.  For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, crafts, playtime and snacks.  No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages birth-36 months, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit-Alongs at East Forest Park Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday February 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 8:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Ways with Words Training for Family Childcare Educators Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Preschool Enrichment Team   413-736-3900   
   

Family Childcare Educators will learn how to build the language and literacy skills of our youngest children with tips on how to use 22 books to promote learning and have fun; information about how children learn to talk, read and write; weekend book-bags and literacy activities to share with families; and hands-on homework assignments. Preregistration is required at http://preschoolenrichmentteam.org; contact the Preschool Enrichment Team, a Program of Valley Opportunity Council, at 413-736-3900 for more information.

Preschool Enrichment Team    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
eth_indian 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Dream Catchers for Everyone Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Dream catchers are used by the Ojibwe, also known as the Anishinaabe, and the Lakota Sioux tribes to insure good dreams. Good dreams would pass through and slide down the feathers to the sleeper. Bad dreams would stay in the net, disappearing with the light of day. Sweet dreams! For children ages 5 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Vera O'Connor     
   

Not library sponsored.

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

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

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

Join us for stories, songs, and a craft. No registration required. Ages 3-10, siblings welcome.  

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday February 14, 2016 Go To Top
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
   

This two-hour public reading by literary writers and poets welcomes scheduled readers for the first hour in seven-minute blocks, and is open to impromptu readings during the second hour's open mic. To register for the first hour, please contact María Luisa Arroyo (mlarroyo67@hotmail.com); to register for a five-minute slot during the open mic, please arrive by 12:45 p.m. and sign up on the day of the event. Every genre is welcomed, and the writings may be original or written by another.  Audience members (18+) are welcomed and do not need to preregister.  Maria Luisa Arroyo, Springfield’s first Poet Laureate and an award-winning, multilingual poet, leads the program.

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Monday February 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_usflag Presidents' Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

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

    Location: All Library Locations
Tuesday February 16, 2016 -  Saturday February 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Minion Scavenger Hunt 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
   

Grab a clue sheet and search for the characters in The Minions movie. Bring the sheet to the desk when done with the scavenger hunt and claim your prize.

    Location: East Forest Park
Tuesday February 16, 2016 -  Sunday February 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Scavenger Hunt at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

    Location: Central Library Children's Room
Tuesday February 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Employment Processing/Candidate Registration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Paul A. N. Winspeare   413-461-3110   pwinspeare@stafingnetwork.com
   

Sponsored by Staffing Network/QPA. 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_golfclub 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Library Links: Mini Golf at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Practice your putting skills on the classical miniature golf holes created by students and staff from Roger L. Putnam Vocational-Technical Academy.

    Location: Forest Park
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, and a craft. Registration required IF you bring more than 3 children. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 14. Ages 18-36 months, siblings welcome.

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

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:45 PM HCS Head Start Parent Cafe Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Yasmin Ibrahim   413-788-6522   ibrahimy@headstart.org
   

Holyoke Chicopee Springfield Head Start meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Homeschool Girls DIY and Fun Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Stefaniak   413-265-9014   jenabeejo@yahoo.com
   

Homeschool girls participate in do it yourself arts and crafts and other skill building activities. Not a library sponsored program.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard LEGO Questers 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.

    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 Letters to the Lost by Iona Grey. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday February 17, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, 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
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit One, Read Too Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Knit One, Read Too is a drop-in craft for those who knit or crochet.  Experienced needleworkers are welcomed to share their knowledge with beginners in hopes that everyone will find inspiration in seeing new needlework projects. Bring your needles or hooks and enjoy the company of your fellow yarn lovers. New members are always welcome.  Please call Emma at 413-263-6858 if you have knitting supplies to donate. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.

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

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 12 months–6 years, siblings welcome.

Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, los hermanos son bienvenidos.

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM LEGO Club at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Join your fellow builders at the Forest Park Brickyard for a building challenge.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
ent_stage1 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Talent Show Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
ent_note 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Rock the Stacks!: Hip Hop at the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come together for hip hop at the library! Join the Mason Square Library and the Community Music School of Springfield for a six-week community-based after school music arts program. Young people will develop their voice and self-confidence with their ability to freestyle and rhyme, spit lyrics, and develop beats. Ages 6-14.

Rock the Stacks    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are 40 spaces available.
 
nat_snow 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Shrek! Celebration and Winter Reading Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Join the Shrek cast for games, telling stories, craft projects, and select songs from the production! The Jewish Community Center Actors' Repertory Theater (J-ART) will bring their production of “Shrek the Musical” to Western Massachusetts this spring.  

Remember to bring your Winter Reading Club reading logs to the library to get Golden Reading tickets.

Winter Reading Club    
    Location: East Forest Park
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lib_book3 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM American Girl Club 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 is for ages 6 to 14.  Come make a craft and enjoy a snack based on the time period of the American Girl chosen for the month. Preregistration is encouraged.  Stop by the branch or call 413-263-6840.

    Location: East Springfield
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

School getting you stressed? Join our drop-in Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens. Sophisticated, bold, unusual. These are not your ordinary coloring pages. We supply the crayons, pencils and pens, and coloring pages with intricate, teen-style designs. Just drop by and color your stress away. In the teen room 4-7 pm on Wednesdays.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Program Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Althea Haines   413-734-3106   centerafterschool@yahoo.com
   

The Center Afterschool Program Inc. computer literacy curriculum. Not a library event.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
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   
   

Join us for stories, songs, and movement. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-10, siblings (and stuffed animals!) welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
 
nat_snow_02 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Snowflake Craft at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in and make your very own snowflake from various everyday household items.

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday February 18, 2016 Go To Top
anim_dog1 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Pet Care Presentation at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Families are invited during school vacation week to come visit the library for a special pet care presentation with Jessecah Gower from the Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Adoption Center. This special program will educate families on how to not only care for pets, but how to meet and greet another person's pet. There will be a few dogs present for demonstration purposes.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. Birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Stand for Children Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amneris Narvaez   617-320-1007   anarvaez@stand.org
   

Family/member appreciation event. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_book3 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Orchard Reads! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Orchard Reads is a new book discussion group meeting on the third Thursday of each month.  Group members read on their own in any genre they like, and come to the discussion to share a summary of what the book is about and their reactions to it.  Join us and widen your book-reading horizons!  For more information, contact Peggy at 413-263-6846.

For February 18th:  The group has chosen to read together:  The Verdict by Nick Stone.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
food_pizza 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Pizza and Karaoke Party for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

It's a pizza-karaoke party for teens during school vacation week. Have fun expressing yourself through music -- individual or group performances welcome!  Let's get the party started. This program is for teens and tweens.

 

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters 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 for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space limited to 8 participants, and preregistration is required. For more information, contact the branch at 413-263-6846 or maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_scissors&glue 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen MakerLab Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in and try out a new project, including arts and crafts, sewing, and technology. Show off your "maker" skills and learn from other teens. This program is for teens and tweens. 

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
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nat_snow 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Shrek! Celebration and Winter Reading Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   
   

Join the Shrek cast for games, telling stories, craft projects, and select songs from the production! The Jewish Community Center Actors' Repertory Theater (J-ART) will bring their production of “Shrek the Musical” to Western Massachusetts this spring.  

Remember to bring your Winter Reading Club reading logs to the library to get Golden Reading tickets.

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

Join us every Thursday for LEGO Club! Let your imagination run wild!

 

    Location: Mason Square
 
office_pencil 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Feel-Good February: Coloring for Adults Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Has winter got you down? Feeling like you need to de-stress? Tense from shoveling snow? Come down to the Mason Square Branch and color. Yes! Color! It turns out that adult coloring, one of the biggest trends of the year, has proven to be both relaxing and therapeutic. We’ll provide beautiful adult coloring sheets, colored pencils, and some healthy snacks. Every Thursday in February.

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

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
holiday_heart1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Eat for the Beat: Heart Health and Nutrition Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

February is Heart Month! Though there are a number of risk factors for coronary heart disease, many of them can be controlled. Learn more about it at the Mason Square Branch Library. We’ll be hosting free blood pressure screenings, discussing heart-healthy eating, and providing patrons with information about health insurance.

Baystate Medical Center’s Community Outreach Librarian, Margot Malachowski, will be on hand to talk about healthy eating, local food, trustworthy health resources, and stress-free meal planning as technicians from Walgreens conduct free blood pressure screenings.

In addition, representatives from Caring Health Center will offer Navigator services for those seeking Health Connector or Mass Health insurance for themselves and their families. They will be on site to answer questions, schedule appointments, and will have information readily available for those that need it.

Participants will receive a meal planning guide full of heart-healthy recipes.

The Friends of the Library will provide a nutritious snack and one lucky participant will win a door prize!

Health & Fitness    
    Location: Mason Square
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Neighbor to Neighbor Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jafet Robles   413-654-0055   jafet@N2NMA.org
   

Monthly membership meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Friday February 19, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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. Many of the items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea is provided.  For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
anim_dog1 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Pet Care Presentation 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 are invited during school vacation week to come visit the library for a special pet care presentation with Jessecah Gower from the Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Adoption Center. This special program will educate families on how to not only care for pets, but how to meet and greet another person's pet. There will be a few dogs present for demonstration purposes.

 

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

Join us for stories, songs, crafts, playtime and snacks.  No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages birth-36 months, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit-Alongs at East Forest Park Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: East Forest Park
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Saturday February 20, 2016 Go To Top
nat_snow 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Take a Play-cation: A Reward for Reading! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Read to your child and turn in at least one 2016 Winter Reading Club log to receive a family ticket to a very special “Play-cation.” Come play at the beach, visit an artist’s studio, rock out at a dance party, go on a dragon hunt, and buy snacks and souvenirs – all indoors on a cold winter day!  Then take some of these ideas home to make imaginative play come alive for your child. Recommended for toddlers, preschool and kindergarten children and their families. Winter Reading Club runs from January 11 - February 21, 2016.

 

Winter Reading Club    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Adult First Aid CPR Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linnea Rego   617-284-1216   linnea.rego@1199funds.org
   

1199 SEIU Workshop for PCA. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_scissors 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Make a No-Sew Fleece Scarf: A Workshop 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
   

Come make a warm and comfortable fleece scarf, and put an end to the winter chill. No sewing involved! All supplies will be provided. Call the branch to preregister or sign up online. For ages 10-18.

    Location: East Forest Park
   
 
nat_snowman 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Make Sock Monsters (or Snowmen) at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make your very own sock monster or snowman!

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

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

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

Join us for stories, songs, and a craft. No registration required. Ages 3-10, siblings welcome.  

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:30 PM  -  2:45 PM Minecraft at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Mason Square Library, where we mine and craft in our realm. Space limited to 8 participants, and registration is required. Call or stop by the branch to preregister.

    Location: Mason Square
Sunday February 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New England Basset Hound Rescue Organization Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Donfried   413-698-3135   Lisa@Donfried.com
   

Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
ent_note 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rotunda Rhythms: Singer/Songwriter Kat Kennedy Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Kat Kennedy is a singer/songwriter who found her folk/pop sound while attending the Berklee College of Music in Boston. A solo acoustic artist, Kat performs original songs as well as crowd favorites by artists like Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, and Peter, Paul and Mary. Her debut E.P., Perspective was released in 2015. Kat has shared the stage with many performing artists and opened for national touring artists. For more information, visit her website . Concert goers earn a chance to win our attendance raffle too, compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Rotunda Rhythms    
    Location: Central Library Rotunda
Monday February 22, 2016 -  Saturday February 27, 2016 Go To Top
anim_penguin Percy and Pixie the Penguin Craft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Penguins don’t wear tuxedos to make a fashion statement: their coats provide camouflage while swimming. Families are invited to create a classic winter craft -- a penguin named Percy or Pixie. During all open hours.

    Location: East Forest Park
Monday February 22, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, a craft, and playtime. Registration required IF you bring more than 3 children. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Early Literacy Coalition Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Corey Ferguson   413-263-6828 ext.201   cferguson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
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misc_scissors 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen MakerLab at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in and try out a new project, including technology, arts and crafts, sewing, and more. Show off your "maker" skills and learn from other teens. This program is for teens and tweens. Call 413-263-6828 ext 425 for more information. 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Maker Mondays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext.201   cferguson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come explore and construct with a wide variety of found and recycled materials. What can you build? For ages 6-12, siblings welcome. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday February 23, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, and a craft. Registration required IF you bring more than 3 children. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 14. Ages 18-36 months, siblings welcome.

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

Social media is changing the world. Come see how it works in this introduction to the leading social media websites including Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Skill with a keyboard and mouse is needed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Anna.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Basics of Alzheimer's Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Vanessa Martinez   413-787-1113   vmartinez@alz.org
   

The Western MA Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association presents a one hour educational program. To register please call 1-800-272-3900. Principal speaker: Vanessa Martinez. Not a library event.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:45 PM HCS Head Start Parent Cafe Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Yasmin Ibrahim   413-788-6522   ibrahimy@headstart.org
   

Holyoke Chicopee Springfield Head Start meeting. Not library sponsored.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard LEGO Questers 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.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Springfield Republican City Committee Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tiffany Harbridge   413-233-6722   tharbridge@gmail.com
   

Monthly meeting.  Not library sponsored.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday February 24, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit One, Read Too Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Knit One, Read Too is a drop-in craft for those who knit or crochet.  Experienced needleworkers are welcomed to share their knowledge with beginners in hopes that everyone will find inspiration in seeing new needlework projects. Bring your needles or hooks and enjoy the company of your fellow yarn lovers. New members are always welcome.  Please call Emma at 413-263-6858 if you have knitting supplies to donate. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.

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

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 12 months–6 years, siblings welcome.

Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, los hermanos son bienvenidos.

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Refugee Youth Leadership Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susannah Crolius   413-348-2385   wmriccoord@gmail.com
   

Weekly youth leadership development program for middle and high school refugee youth. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
ent_note 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Rock the Stacks!: Hip Hop at the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come together for hip hop at the library! Join the Mason Square Library and the Community Music School of Springfield for a six-week community-based after school music arts program. Young people will develop their voice and self-confidence with their ability to freestyle and rhyme, spit lyrics, and develop beats. Ages 6-14.

Rock the Stacks    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are 40 spaces available.
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

School getting you stressed? Join our drop-in Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens. Sophisticated, bold, unusual. These are not your ordinary coloring pages. We supply the crayons, pencils and pens, and coloring pages with intricate, teen-style designs. Just drop by and color your stress away. In the teen room 4-7 pm on Wednesdays.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_book3 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM East Forest Park Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss The Dinner by Herman Koch.
  
The East Forest Park Book Discussion Group meets every month from 5:30 - 7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month. We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book will be available at the branch. Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 5:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Teaching Strategies GOLD Cohort Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Ward   413-588-5573   nward@collaborative.org
   

Cohort of early educators using GOLD assessment tool. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
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   
   

Join us for stories, songs, and movement. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-10, siblings (and stuffed animals!) welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
Thursday February 25, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. Birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
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 handouts. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is needed. 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.
 
office_meeting1 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Circle in The Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you remember Buckingham Junior High? The Strand Theater? King’s Department Store? If so, join us at 1:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month, for our continuing chat about our memories of growing up in the neighborhoods surrounding Winchester Square, now known as Mason Square.

We invite you to chat about shops, schools, friends, and teachers from the old days in “the Square.” Join us for lively conversation as you share your memories with your peers and your old school friends. Bring your own photos and mementos to spark memories and conversation, if you’d like. We’ll gather in the Community Room.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
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elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters 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 for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space limited to 8 participants, and preregistration is required. For more information, contact the branch at 413-263-6846 or maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org.

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

Join us every Thursday for LEGO Club! Let your imagination run wild!

 

    Location: Mason Square
 
office_pencil 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Feel-Good February: Coloring for Adults Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Has winter got you down? Feeling like you need to de-stress? Tense from shoveling snow? Come down to the Mason Square Branch and color. Yes! Color! It turns out that adult coloring, one of the biggest trends of the year, has proven to be both relaxing and therapeutic. We’ll provide beautiful adult coloring sheets, colored pencils, and some healthy snacks. Every Thursday in February.

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

    Location: Mason Square
 
nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Community Garden Planning Party Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Calling all Mason Square neighbors, gardeners, park appreciators, health enthusiasts, and community advocates!

Share your ideas as the Mason Square Branch Library and partners American International College, Baystate Health, the Old Hill Neighborhood Council, and the Springfield Food Policy Council work towards transforming the grassy lot beside the branch into a park and community garden to be enjoyed by all. With plans for an ongoing health series, gardening workshops, a seed lending library, a tool lending library, raised garden beds, and outdoor community events, we hope to have something for everybody. Learn more about this exciting project to see what we can build together!

During the event we aim to identify community participants, potential volunteers, and stakeholders. Bring your friends, family, and anyone else interested in creating positive changes for their neighborhood. Refreshments will be served and all participants will be entered to win a raffle prize at the end of the evening.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday February 26, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

Locations and Hours    
    Location: Central Library
 
rec_scissors&glue 1:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Family Craft Fun at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres     
   

No school today! Spend your day off getting crafty at the library! Drop in anytime during the program for a variety of seasonal crafts. Ages 4-12, no registration necessary.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
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   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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. Many of the items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea is provided.  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   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_chefshat 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kitchen Crafts! Gingerbread Playdough at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in and learn how to make your very own gingerbread playdough.

    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday February 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 8:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Ways with Words Training for Family Childcare Educators Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Preschool Enrichment Team   413-736-3900   
   

Family Childcare Educators will learn how to build the language and literacy skills of our youngest children with tips on how to use 22 books to promote learning and have fun; information about how children learn to talk, read and write; weekend book-bags and literacy activities to share with families; and hands-on homework assignments. Preregistration is required at preschoolenrichmentteam.org; contact the Preschool Enrichment Team, a Program of Valley Opportunity Council, at 413-736-3900 for more information.

Preschool Enrichment Team    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
office_meeting1 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Teen Advisory Board Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Would you like to brainstorm fun and educational library programs for teens and tweens? Would you also like to advise the library on which books and media to purchase for young people? On the last Saturday of every month, meet with other teens and tweens for the East Forest Park Branch Library Teen Advisory Board where everyone can make their voices and choices heard.

    Location: East Forest Park
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misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Books and Brunch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erika Slocumb   413-386-3622   erika@wmasswc.org
   

Western Mass Women's Collective community event. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Fiction Book Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   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 Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy. 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 Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom: Exiled from their castles when they are rejected by the princesses they love, the prince rescuers of Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel discover an evil plot that threatens all of their kingdoms.

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

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

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

Join us for stories, songs, and a craft. No registration required. Ages 3-10, siblings welcome.  

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday February 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM League of Women Voters Monthly Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda O'Connell   413-655-1837   springfieldlwv@gmail.com
   

Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Monday February 29, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, a craft, and playtime. Registration required IF you bring more than 3 children. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_computer3 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Hi!Tech: Computer Clinic, Focus Spreadsheets Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Practice the basics of Microsoft Excel to learn how spreadsheets work. Excel is great for maintaining mailing lists, managing household budgets, and more. Beginner and experienced computer users are welcomed.  Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Linda.

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Forest Park
   
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM COWNT Coalition Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brenda Evans   413-787-6756   bevans@springfieldcityhall.com
   

COWNT Coalition/PV AHEC meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM National Black HIV Awareness Day Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Will Naylor   413-747-5755   willnaylor604@yahoo.com
   

New North Citizen's Council event. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Green Streets: The X Design Process Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: David Bloniarz   413-537-3748   dbloniarz@regreenspringfield.org
   

Follow up of Regreen Springfield public informational presentation. Principal speaker: David Bloniarz.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Maker Mondays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext.201   cferguson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come explore and construct with a wide variety of found and recycled materials. What can you build? For ages 6-12, siblings welcome. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday March 1, 2016 -  Friday March 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Dr. Seuss Scavenger Hunt 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
   

Pick up a clue sheet and look for pictures of characters in Dr. Seuss’s books. After your sheet is completed, you will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win specially themed Dr. Seuss prizes! During all open hours.

    Location: East Forest Park
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Tuesday March 1, 2016 -  Saturday March 12, 2016 Go To Top
anim_cat Cat in the Hat Scavenger Hunt at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Where oh where could the Cat in the Hat be??? Search high, search low – where did he go?  Let us know where the clever cat went to receive a treat. During all open hours.

    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_scissors&glue Spectacular Dr. Seuss Craft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

In honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday on Wednesday, March 2, we will celebrate by incorporating a special craft for all ages. There will also be some really cool, quirky Dr. Seuss activity sheets for all to have fun with. During all open hours.

    Location: East Forest Park
Tuesday March 1, 2016 -  Thursday March 17, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_shamrock St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt and Crafts Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come in during open hours and have fun making St. Patrick's Day Crafts and going on a daily scavenger hunt to locate where the leprechaun is hiding out each day in our library.  Find him and earn a gold coin to add to your lucky pot.  Earn 10 gold coins and win a small prize.  Come on laddies, find me if you can!  Top o' the morning to ya.  

    Location: Brightwood
Tuesday March 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_vote.gif 7:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Forest Park: Poll Location for Primary Election Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

The Forest Park Branch Library will be open as a Presidential primary election polling location from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The library will be open its usual hours.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
misc_vote.gif 7:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Library Express at Pine Point: Poll Location for Primary Election Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   
   

The Library Express at Pine Point Branch Library will be open as a Presidential primary election polling location from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
misc_vote.gif 7:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Mason Square: Poll Location for Primary Election Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

The Mason Square Branch Library will be open as a Presidential primary election polling location from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The library will be open its usual hours.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, and a craft. Registration required IF you bring more than 3 children. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 14. Ages 18-36 months, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Homeschool Girls DIY and Fun Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Stefaniak   413-265-9014   jenabeejo@yahoo.com
   

Homeschool girls participate in do it yourself arts and crafts and other skill building activities. Not a library sponsored program.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 3:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Jubilant Jewelry Making for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Hooks, pins, and spacers, Oh My!  Design and create earrings or a bracelet using findings, beads, wire and elastic.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 3:30 PM  -  4:30 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
   

Meet the challenge with your fellow builders!

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
office_meeting1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Advisory Board Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Calling All Teens.  Here's your chance to meet regularly the first Tuesday of the month to share ideas about improving library programming for teens and tweens, plan events, book discussions, give input for materials selection and other fun activities.  Light refreshments will be served. 

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
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rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard LEGO Questers 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.

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday March 2, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Advisory Council Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elizabeth Szarkowski   413-858-3119   lszarkowski@sdn.org
   

Springfield Healthy Families program. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library 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_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit One, Read Too Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Knit One, Read Too is a drop-in craft for those who knit or crochet.  Experienced needleworkers are welcomed to share their knowledge with beginners in hopes that everyone will find inspiration in seeing new needlework projects. Bring your needles or hooks and enjoy the company of your fellow yarn lovers. New members are always welcome.  Please call Emma at 413-263-6858 if you have knitting supplies to donate. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.

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

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 12 months–6 years, siblings welcome.

Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, los hermanos son bienvenidos.

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
elect_computer3 1:30 PM  -  3:00 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. This class will be held in the Read/Write/Now Computer Lab at the Library Express at Pine Point.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Read/Write/Now
        There are 7 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Refugee Youth Leadership Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susannah Crolius   413-348-2385   wmriccoord@gmail.com
   

Weekly youth leadership development program for middle and high school refugee youth. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
ent_note 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Rock the Stacks!: Latin Rhythms at the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come together for Latin rhythms at the library! Join the Mason Square Library and the Community Music School of Springfield for a six-week community-based after school music arts program. Learn basic rhythms and musical literacy while focusing on elements of Latin music and celebrating the cultural roots of Springfield. Recorders will be provided to all students. Ages 6-14.

Rock the Stacks    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are 40 spaces available.
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

School getting you stressed? Join our drop-in Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens. Sophisticated, bold, unusual. These are not your ordinary coloring pages. We supply the crayons, pencils and pens, and coloring pages with intricate, teen-style designs. Just drop by and color your stress away. In the teen room 4-7 pm on Wednesdays.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Wacky Art Wednesdays at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

On the first Wednesday of the month join us, in the Teen Area, to make Wacky Art. What will be pulled out of the art closet? Paint? Glue? Glitter? Pipe cleaners? Straws? Paper? Pencils? What can you make with odds and ends and bits and pieces? Let your imagination run wild. For ages 9 and up. 

Jan 6, Feb. 3, March 2, April 6, May 4.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   
   

Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 3-10, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
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misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Program Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Althea Haines   413-734-3106   centerafterschool@yahoo.com
   

The Center Afterschool Program Inc. computer literacy curriculum. Not a library event.

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

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

Library Commissioners    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
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   
   

Join us for stories, songs, and movement. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-10, siblings (and stuffed animals!) welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_questionmark_blue 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Movie Trivia Night at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun evening of movie trivia games, prizes, and snacks. We will also talk about the recent Oscar award winners and controversies, share our favorite films, and find new and old movies to view from the library's collection. 

    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday March 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 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 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Hi!Tech: Getting Started with Computers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   kmcguirl@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 Sarah and Kerry.

    Location: East Springfield
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. Birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
elect_video_camera2 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Game ON! Video Gaming for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters 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 for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space limited to 8 participants, and preregistration is required. For more information, contact the branch at 413-263-6846 or maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org.

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

Join us every Thursday for LEGO Club! Let your imagination run wild!

 

    Location: Mason Square
 
ent_filmproj 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies at Mason Square: Night at the Oscars! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

To celebrate the 88th annual Academy Awards winners, the Mason Square Branch Library will screen an Oscar-awarded film. Patrons will be encouraged to dress up for the red carpet—and sign photo release forms for a Facebook album—and will be given “swag bags” containing the library event calendar, some candy, and information about other upcoming programs at area organizations. Light refreshments will be provided.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday March 4, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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. Many of the items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea is provided.  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   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_handshake 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Career Clinic: Get Help With Your Resume Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

Need help creating a resume? Drop in to the Indian Orchard Branch Library between 2 and 4 pm on the first Friday of the month for assistance. A librarian will help you update your current resume or help you create one. Basic keyboarding skills and familiarity with Microsoft Word are recommended.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday March 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_party1 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Dr. Seuss' 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 with a special Seuss craft—then go see what the Museums are doing!

    Location: Central Library Children's Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Ward 6 Democratic Caucus Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matt Szafranski   413-335-2536   ward6demsspfd@gmail.com
   

Caucus for convention and regular meeeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
misc_party1 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come join us for an afternoon of fun as we celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday.  Will there be green eggs and ham? Or another Seuss-style treat?  Games and crafts are a must! Come on over to East Whoville to see what’s happening. 

    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Buy Now Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura   413-531-3520   
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch Bunch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come and enjoy a fun interactive story, an engaging activity and a free light lunch. Recommended for children ages 5-12. Sponsored by Faith United Church.

 

    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 laptops or use one of the library's six computers to build, play and create. For ages 10 and up.

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

Join us for stories, songs, and a craft. No registration required. Ages 3-10, siblings welcome.  

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:30 PM  -  2:45 PM Minecraft at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Mason Square Library, where we mine and craft in our realm. Space limited to 8 participants, and registration is required. Call or stop by the branch to preregister.

    Location: Mason Square
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Monday March 7, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, a craft, and playtime. Registration required IF you bring more than 3 children. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Create It @Your Library: 3D Printer Demo Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Kick off Teen Tech Week by getting to know the Cube 3D printer! The Cube prints three-dimensional objects using compostable plastic. Drop in and watch as the printer creates a 3D object and enjoy a “making” craft with traditional materials, too.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
elect_camera 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Create It @Your Library: Jazzed Up Selfies Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

It's Teen Tech Week -- make a jazzed up self-portrait. We'll have cameras, laptops (loaded with Photoshop Elements) and a variety of art materials for you to use, plus your choice of music and snacks to inspire you!. Space is limited; sign up online or call 413-263-6828 ext 425.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 8 spaces available.
Tuesday March 8, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, and a craft. Registration required IF you bring more than 3 children. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 14. Ages 18-36 months, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Noon Hour Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris Kasputis   413-263-6828 ext 442   ckasputis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

This month's selection is Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig (2015) fiction.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Initiative Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Callanan   617-742-7452   mcallanan@mamh.org
   

Massachusetts Association for Mental Health state stakeholder meeting. Not library sponsored.

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

It's Teen Tech Week - 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 Create It @Your Library: Tasty Tuesdays at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Learn how to make a tasty afterschool snack. For tweens and teens. While supplies last.

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Falcons Visit from Screech Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 x201   
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard LEGO Questers 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.

    Location: Indian Orchard
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rec_dance2 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Line Dancing for Exercise and Fun Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come enjoy a free class that combines healthy exercise and fun. Line dancing is a class led by Deborah Tracy, a certified instructor with 25 years of experience. It provides a low impact workout that is good for the mind and body as you move to the rhythms of county, Latin, traditional, and popular music. Solid footwear like well fitting sneakers is recommended.

 

Health & Fitness    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
        There are 16 spaces available.
 
rec_dance2 5:15 PM  -  6:15 PM Line Dancing for Exercise and Fun 2 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come enjoy a free class that combines healthy exercise and fun. Line dancing is a class led by Deborah Tracy, a certified instructor with 25 years of experience. It provides a low impact workout that is good for the mind and body as you move to the rhythms of county, Latin, traditional, and popular music. Solid footwear like well fitting sneakers is recommended.

 

Health & Fitness    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
        There are 16 spaces available.
Wednesday March 9, 2016 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 Preschool Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit One, Read Too Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Knit One, Read Too is a drop-in craft for those who knit or crochet.  Experienced needleworkers are welcomed to share their knowledge with beginners in hopes that everyone will find inspiration in seeing new needlework projects. Bring your needles or hooks and enjoy the company of your fellow yarn lovers. New members are always welcome.  Please call Emma at 413-263-6858 if you have knitting supplies to donate. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.

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

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 12 months–6 years, siblings welcome.

Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, los hermanos son bienvenidos.

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
elect_computer3 1:30 PM  -  3:00 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. This class will be held in the Read/Write/Now Center at Library Express at Pine Point.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Read/Write/Now
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Refugee Youth Leadership Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susannah Crolius   413-348-2385   wmriccoord@gmail.com
   

Weekly youth leadership development program for middle and high school refugee youth. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Create It @Your Library: Designing with Tinkercad Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

It's Teen Tech Week!  Learn how to design your own 3D creations in this interactive workshop. Tinkercad is an easy-to-use, browser-based CAD (Computer-aided design) program that lets you turn ideas into a 3D printable file. If time allows, participants will have the opportunity to print their creations. Preregistration is required. Please sign up online or call the branch. This program is for teens and tweens, age 13-18.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
ent_note 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Rock the Stacks!: Latin Rhythms at the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come together for Latin rhythms at the library! Join the Mason Square Library and the Community Music School of Springfield for a six-week community-based after school music arts program. Learn basic rhythms and musical literacy while focusing on elements of Latin music and celebrating the cultural roots of Springfield. Recorders will be provided to all students. Ages 6-14.

Rock the Stacks    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are 40 spaces available.
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

School getting you stressed? Join our drop-in Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens. Sophisticated, bold, unusual. These are not your ordinary coloring pages. We supply the crayons, pencils and pens, and coloring pages with intricate, teen-style designs. Just drop by and color your stress away. In the teen room 4-7 pm on Wednesdays.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   
   

Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 3-10, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
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ent_manga_girl.GIF 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Night with Springfield Conservatory of the Arts Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Springfield Conservatory of the Arts Family Night, featuring activities presented by the SCA Anime Club. 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Night with Springfield Conservatory of the Arts Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   
   

Family Night with Springfield Conservatory of the Arts, featuring activities presented by the SCA Anime Club.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
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   
   

Join us for stories, songs, and movement. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-10, siblings (and stuffed animals!) welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
 
office_pencil 6:00 PM  -  7:15 PM Create It @Your Library: Comic Book Writing Group 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
   

Have you ever dreamed of writing a comic book? Learn how to create your own comic book characters and build a story about them. Guest artists will visit occasionally. For ages 8-19.

Second Wednesday of every month.

 

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
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 10, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Hi!Tech: Continuing with Computers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   kmcguirl@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 Kerry and Sarah.

    Location: East Springfield
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. Birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM National Women & Girls HIV Awareness Day Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Will Naylor   413-747-5755   willnaylor604@yahoo.com
   

New North Citizen's Council HIV awareness activity. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 3:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Create It @Your Library: Mosaic CD Photo Frame Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

It's Teen Tech Week, and here’s a perfect craft for teens and tweens: make a Mosaic CD Frame. Using old CDs that have been cut up into different pieces, inexpensive photo frames or cardboard, tacky glue, fabric paint and scissors, create a design that will make you the envy of your friends.  All materials provided – take your frame home and enjoy!

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 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 second Thursday of each month. Snacks provided.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Create It @Your Library: Indian Orchard Minecrafters 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 for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space limited to 8 participants, and preregistration is required. For more information, contact the branch at 413-263-6846 or maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org.

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

Join us every Thursday for LEGO Club! Let your imagination run wild!

 

    Location: Mason Square
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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 March 11, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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. Many of the items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea is provided.  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   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday March 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 8:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Ways with Words Training for Family Childcare Educators Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Preschool Enrichment Team   413-736-3900   
   

Family Childcare Educators will learn how to build the language and literacy skills of our youngest children with tips on how to use 22 books to promote learning and have fun; information about how children learn to talk, read and write; weekend book-bags and literacy activities to share with families; and hands-on homework assignments. Preregistration is required at preschoolenrichmentteam.org; contact the Preschool Enrichment Team, a Program of Valley Opportunity Council, at 413-736-3900 for more information.

Preschool Enrichment Team    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_camera 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Create It @Your Library: Jazzed Up Selfies Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

It's Teen Tech Week -- make a jazzed up self-portrait. We'll have cameras, laptops (loaded with Photoshop Elements) and a variety of art materials for you to use, plus your choice of music and snacks to inspire you! Space is limited; sign up online or call 413-263-6836 to register.

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

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

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

Join us for stories, songs, and a craft. No registration required. Ages 3-10, siblings welcome.  

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday March 13, 2016 Go To Top
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
   

This two-hour public reading by literary writers and poets welcomes scheduled readers for the first hour in seven-minute blocks, and is open to impromptu readings during the second hour's open mic. To register for the first hour, please contact María Luisa Arroyo (mlarroyo67@hotmail.com); to register for a five-minute slot during the open mic, please arrive by 12:45 p.m. and sign up on the day of the event. Every genre is welcomed, and the writings may be original or written by another.  Audience members (18+) are welcomed and do not need to preregister.  Maria Luisa Arroyo, Springfield’s first Poet Laureate and an award-winning, multilingual poet, leads the program.

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Monday March 14, 2016 -  Saturday March 19, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_shamrock St. Patrick Scavenger Hunt 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
   

March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day. Come in to the East Forest Park Branch Library and try your luck out with our St. Patrick’s themed scavenger hunt. Find the leprechaun’s pot of gold, four-leaf clover and other treasures and win a surprise. Patrons will have an opportunity to learn some fun facts about Irish culture. May the Luck o' the Irish be with you! During all open hours.

 

    Location: East Forest Park
 
holiday_shamrock St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in and search for St. Patrick’s Day symbols and a chance to win a treat. During all open hours.

    Location: East Springfield
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Monday March 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_treasurechest 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Idea and Supply Swap Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Corey Ferguson   413-263-6828 ext 201   cferguson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

For staff working with children ages 0-8.

We know our staff members have a wealth of great ideas - let’s share that wealth! Please bring an idea to demonstrate, and get inspired by the ideas your colleagues share. Your idea can be a particular read-aloud, an amazing activity, your favorite storytime song, a wildly successful craft...anything that has gone well for you and your patrons. Each participant will have up to 10 minutes to present their idea.

After swapping ideas, we’ll have an opportunity to exchange craft and other supplies. Please bring any leftover, unused, or unwanted materials. One librarian’s glut of brown paper may be another librarian’s treasure! (Note: any unclaimed supplies will return to their original branches.)

Coffee and refreshments will be served. 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 40 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, a craft, and playtime. Registration required IF you bring more than 3 children. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
Tuesday March 15, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, and a craft. Registration required IF you bring more than 3 children. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 14. Ages 18-36 months, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Homeschool Girls DIY and Fun Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Stefaniak   413-265-9014   jenabeejo@yahoo.com
   

Homeschool girls participate in do it yourself arts and crafts and other skill building activities. Not a library sponsored program.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
office_pencil 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Get Started: A Checklist for New Nonprofits Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Donna Goldthwaite   413-263-6828 ext 437   dgoldthwaite@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This class will provide you with a step-by-step checklist approach to help increase your organization's readiness for foundation fundraising, addressing such questions as:

  • What groundwork do I have to have in place before approaching foundations for funding?
  • What are the steps to obtaining incorporation and nonprofit status and where can I get some help to do so?
  • What are the characteristics of successful nonprofits?

This course is geared towards representatives of community groups without nonprofit status or new nonprofits with very little experience in grantseeking in general.

Foundation Center    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard LEGO Questers 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.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
office_telephone 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Business Smart Workshop at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Looking to start up a small business? Come hear how the Small Business Administration (SBA) can help you start up your own or expand your existing business. This FREE workshop will help you gain a better understanding of the various SBA programs and services that are available to prospective or current entrepreneurs who need assistance in starting or expanding their businesses. Presented by Oreste Valera, branch manager for the Small Business Association. 

Jobseekers Page    
    Location: Indian Orchard
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
lib_book01 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Learn to Make an Upcycled Journal Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Learn how to design an upcycled journal with local craftswoman and art teacher Christie Hester-Moore.  This workshop will include teaching tips and is for teachers, librarians, and parents of homeschoolers.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 6 spaces available.
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lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
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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
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit One, Read Too Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Knit One, Read Too is a drop-in craft for those who knit or crochet.  Experienced needleworkers are welcomed to share their knowledge with beginners in hopes that everyone will find inspiration in seeing new needlework projects. Bring your needles or hooks and enjoy the company of your fellow yarn lovers. New members are always welcome.  Please call Emma at 413-263-6858 if you have knitting supplies to donate. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Agile Leadership Through Action Learning Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lily Truong   413-923-2914   
   

Action learning is not only an effective problem solving process but also has been valuable to a growing number of organizations worldwide as a powerful tool for developing leaders, teams and organizations. In this session, participants will discover the six essential components for successful action learning programs, explore the steps and processes of implementing action learning, and have the opportunity of practicing action learning in groups of 4-8 members. 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood / Hora de cuentos bilingües en la Biblioteca Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 12 months–6 years, siblings welcome.

Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, los hermanos son bienvenidos.

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
elect_computer3 1:30 PM  -  3:00 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. This class will be held in the Read/Write/Now Center at Library Express at Pine Point.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Read/Write/Now
        There are 7 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Refugee Youth Leadership Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susannah Crolius   413-348-2385   wmriccoord@gmail.com
   

Weekly youth leadership development program for middle and high school refugee youth. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
ent_note 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Rock the Stacks!: Latin Rhythms at the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come together for Latin rhythms at the library! Join the Mason Square Library and the Community Music School of Springfield for a six-week community-based after school music arts program. Learn basic rhythms and musical literacy while focusing on elements of Latin music and celebrating the cultural roots of Springfield. Recorders will be provided to all students. Ages 6-14.

Rock the Stacks    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are 40 spaces available.
 
lib_book3 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM American Girl Club 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 is for ages 6 to 14.  Come make a craft and enjoy a snack based on the time period of the American Girl chosen for the month. Preregistration is encouraged.  Stop by the branch or call 413-263-6840.

    Location: East Springfield
 
food_cupcake.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Leprechaun Cupcake Decorating Party Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Lucky you, we are hosting a special St. Patrick’s Day Cupcake Party. Families are invited to come visited the East Forest Park Branch Library and dress up some yummy cupcakes in the St. Paddy’s festive theme. All supplies will be provided.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

School getting you stressed? Join our drop-in Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens. Sophisticated, bold, unusual. These are not your ordinary coloring pages. We supply the crayons, pencils and pens, and coloring pages with intricate, teen-style designs. Just drop by and color your stress away. In the teen room 4-7 pm on Wednesdays.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   
   

Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 3-10, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Program Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Althea Haines   413-734-3106   centerafterschool@yahoo.com
   

The Center Afterschool Program Inc. computer literacy curriculum. Not a library event.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
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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   
   

Join us for stories, songs, and movement. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-10, siblings (and stuffed animals!) welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Downtown Innovation Center/Valley Venture Mentors Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carol Costa   413-636-9550   carolonmac@aol.com
   

Armoury-Quadrangle Civic Association sponsored event to inform the community about programs from Mass Development and Develop Springfield. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Thursday March 17, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Hi!Tech: Introduction to the Web Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   kmcguirl@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 Kerry and Sarah.

    Location: East Springfield
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. Birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
lib_book3 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Orchard Reads! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Orchard Reads is a new book discussion group meeting on the third Thursday of each month.  Group members read on their own in any genre they like, and come to the discussion to share a summary of what the book is about and their reactions to it.  Join us and widen your book-reading horizons!  For more information, contact Peggy at 413-263-6846.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_computer3 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Foundation Center: Introduction to Finding Funders Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Donna Goldthwaite   413-263-6828 ext 437   dgoldthwaite@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Learn to find funders for your nonprofit with the Funding Information Network's comprehensive funding research tool.  This session provides an introduction to  FIN's comprehensive online database, Foundation Directory Online Professional. Learn how to create customized searches to develop targeted lists of foundations that will match your organization's funding needs. We will spend time exploring Power Search, which allows you to search across nine Foundation Center databases - grantmakers, grants, companies, 990s, news, jobs, RFPs, nonprofit literature, and IssueLab reports. We will also present an introduction to the GrantSpace website as time permits.

 

Foundation Center    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters 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 for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space limited to 8 participants, and preregistration is required. For more information, contact the branch at 413-263-6846 or maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_scissors&glue 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen MakerLab Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in and try out a new project, including arts and crafts, sewing, and technology. Show off your "maker" skills and learn from other teens. This program is for teens and tweens. 

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

Join us every Thursday for LEGO Club! Let your imagination run wild!

 

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Community Garden Goal Setting & Soil Testing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    413-214-1237   diegonisa@hotmail.com
   

Springfield Food Policy Council community garden workshop. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square
Friday March 18, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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. Many of the items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea is provided.  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   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday March 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  2:30 PM She Got HERS Conference Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Latoya Bosworth   413-218-0418   brendaschild@brendaschild.com
   

Brenda's Child Informational session for young women 18-24. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_trowel 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Garden Tool Drive Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Have an old shovel that could use a new home or an extra trowel lying around? Want to contribute something to the community?

Donate your gently used tools to the Mason Square Branch Library. We will be collecting basic gardening tools, including hand trowels, rakes, hand pruners, shears, and hand rakes to be used in the Branch's Community Garden and tool lending library.

Donated tools may be dropped off at any one of three library branch locations including Brightwood, Indian Orchard, and Mason Square on Saturday, March 19th and on a continuing basis at the Mason Square Branch Library.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
office_pencil 12:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Author Fair: a Showcase of Local Writers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the Fair to meet local authors and enjoy their works in this showcase of local talent and achievement. Authors will be on hand to discuss their books, their work as published writers, and to sell and sign copies of their books to interested readers. A wide range of books will be on display including novels, poetry, nonfiction, children’s books and more. Come to the Fair and take stock in the pride of Western Massachusetts!

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

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

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

Join us for stories, songs, and a craft. No registration required. Ages 3-10, siblings welcome.  

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:30 PM  -  2:45 PM Minecraft at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Mason Square Library, where we mine and craft in our realm. Space limited to 8 participants, and registration is required. Call or stop by the branch to preregister.

    Location: Mason Square
Sunday March 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Eastern USA Spring Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ed Norris   781-264-3618   norris.ed@comcast.net
   

Society of International Hockey Research Meeting. The history of hockey. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
ent_note 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rotunda Rhythms: the Solstice Sackbuts Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let the Solstice Sackbuts take you on an international tour with a program of folk and pop music from around the world. From calypsos to tangos as well as rock, jazz, and more, there's something here for everyone. The Sackbuts are Leslie Havens, Alan Johnson, and Springfield’s own Jim Messbauer. This concert is supported in part by a grant from the Springfield Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Rotunda Rhythms    
    Location: Central Library Rotunda
Monday March 21, 2016 -  Saturday March 26, 2016 Go To Top
anim_rabbit Honey Bunny Craft 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
   

To welcome in the beginning of Spring (March 20, 2016), we will be doing a bunny craft with an assortment of colorful supplies. During all open hours.

    Location: East Forest Park
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Monday March 21, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, a craft, and playtime. Registration required IF you bring more than 3 children. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
Tuesday March 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Conversations About Dementia Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Vanessa Martinez   413-787-1113   vmartinez@alz.org
   

The Western MA Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association presents a one hour educational program. Principal speaker:  Vanessa Martinez. To register please call 1-800-272-3900.  Not a library event.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, and a craft. Registration required IF you bring more than 3 children. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 14. Ages 18-36 months, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_video_camera2 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game ON! Video Gaming for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard LEGO Questers 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.

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

Calling All Teens.  Here's your chance to meet regularly the last Tuesday of the month to share ideas about improving library programming for teens and tweens, plan events and book discussions, give input for materials selection and other fun activities. Light refreshments will be served. 

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Buy Now Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura   413-531-3520   
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Wednesday March 23, 2016 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 Preschool Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit One, Read Too Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Knit One, Read Too is a drop-in craft for those who knit or crochet.  Experienced needleworkers are welcomed to share their knowledge with beginners in hopes that everyone will find inspiration in seeing new needlework projects. Bring your needles or hooks and enjoy the company of your fellow yarn lovers. New members are always welcome.  Please call Emma at 413-263-6858 if you have knitting supplies to donate. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.

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

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 12 months–6 years, siblings welcome.

Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, los hermanos son bienvenidos.

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
elect_computer3 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Hi!Tech: Continuing with the Web Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Discover what Google cannto find for you, and learn special searching tricks to maximize your results. Practice completing online forms and more in this interactive exploration of web services. Completion of Introduction to the Web is recommended. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. This class will be held in the Read/Write/Now Computer Lab at Library Express at Pine Point.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Read/Write/Now
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Life Reimagined Checkup Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Masters   617-305-0564   lisamasters6@gmail.com
   

AARP Massachusetts Community Outreach program. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Refugee Youth Leadership Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susannah Crolius   413-348-2385   wmriccoord@gmail.com
   

Weekly youth leadership development program for middle and high school refugee youth. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
ent_note 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Rock the Stacks!: Latin Rhythms at the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come together for Latin rhythms at the library! Join the Mason Square Library and the Community Music School of Springfield for a six-week community-based after school music arts program. Learn basic rhythms and musical literacy while focusing on elements of Latin music and celebrating the cultural roots of Springfield. Recorders will be provided to all students. Ages 6-14.

Rock the Stacks    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are 40 spaces available.
 
office_notepad 4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Fun with Washi Tape! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Washi tape is a paper-based tape that originated in Japan. It is strong and comes in a variety of patterns and colors. Decorate a washi tape notebook and pencil or a washi tape storage tin.  For tweens and teens ages 10 and above.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

School getting you stressed? Join our drop-in Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens. Sophisticated, bold, unusual. These are not your ordinary coloring pages. We supply the crayons, pencils and pens, and coloring pages with intricate, teen-style designs. Just drop by and color your stress away. In the teen room 4-7 pm on Wednesdays.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Program Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Althea Haines   413-734-3106   centerafterschool@yahoo.com
   

The Center Afterschool Program Inc. computer literacy curriculum. Not a library event.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
misc_none 5:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Teaching Strategies GOLD Cohort Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Ward   413-588-5573   nward@collaborative.org
   

Cohort of early educators using GOLD assessment tool. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
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   
   

Join us for stories, songs, and movement. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-10, siblings (and stuffed animals!) welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Life Reimagined Checkup Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Masters   617-305-0564   lisamasters6@gmail.com
   

AARP Massachusetts Community Outreach program. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Thursday March 24, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Hi!Tech: Computers for Jobseekers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   kmcguirl@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Get help setting up an email account for online job applications and learn how to use the most popular private and government job search sites. Led by Kerry and Sarah.

    Location: East Springfield
        There are 5 spaces available.
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lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. Birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
office_meeting1 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Circle in The Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you remember Buckingham Junior High? The Strand Theater? King’s Department Store? If so, join us at 1:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month, for our continuing chat about our memories of growing up in the neighborhoods surrounding Winchester Square, now known as Mason Square.

We invite you to chat about shops, schools, friends, and teachers from the old days in “the Square.” Join us for lively conversation as you share your memories with your peers and your old school friends. Bring your own photos and mementos to spark memories and conversation, if you’d like. We’ll gather in the Community Room.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters 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 for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space limited to 8 participants, and preregistration is required. For more information, contact the branch at 413-263-6846 or maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
school_chemistry2 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Mad Lab: Deep Sea Diver Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Think like an ocean engineer and design a model deep sea diver.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
        There are 16 spaces available.
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us every Thursday for LEGO Club! Let your imagination run wild!

 

    Location: Mason Square
 
ent_filmproj 5:00 PM  -  7:40 PM Family Film and Craft: Minions! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come down to the Mason Square Branch for Minions!, the most recent movie in the Despicable Me series.

Evolving from single-celled yellow organisms at the dawn of time, Minions live to serve, but find themselves working for a continual series of unsuccessful masters, from T. Rex to Napoleon. Without a master to grovel for, the Minions fall into a deep depression. But one minion, Kevin, has a plan; accompanied by his pals Stuart and Bob, Kevin sets forth to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. Their search leads them to Scarlet Overkill, the world's first-ever super-villainess. Rated PG. Watch a preview: here.

Make a Minions craft in the children's room, then grab some popcorn and watch the movie at 6:00.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday March 25, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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. Many of the items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea is provided.  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   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday March 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Bloodborne Pathogens for PCAs Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linnea Rego   617-284-1216   linnea.rego@1199funds.org
   

1199 SEIU Workshop for PCA. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
office_meeting1 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Teen Advisory Board Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Would you like to brainstorm fun and educational library programs for teens and tweens? Would you also like to advise the library on which books and media to purchase for young people? On the last Saturday of every month, meet with other teens and tweens for the East Forest Park Branch Library Teen Advisory Board where everyone can make their voices and choices heard.

    Location: East Forest Park
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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 Golden Compass by Philip Pullman. 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 Golden Compass: Accompanied by her daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subject of gruesome experiments in the Far North.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
ent_filmproj 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Calling All Superheroes! Batman vs. Spiderman Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Help us celebrate the new Batman vs. Superman movie! Superhero crafts, Superhero games, Superhero food.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
office_pencil 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Crayon Sculptures at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Did you know you could make sculptures out of crayons? Join us as we make our very own sculptures. Children younger than eight years old will require help from a parent or caregiver.

    Location: East Springfield
        There are 25 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

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

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

Join us for stories, songs, and a craft. No registration required. Ages 3-10, siblings welcome.  

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday March 27, 2016 Go To Top
anim_rabbit Easter Sunday: Central Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

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

    Location: Central Library
Monday March 28, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, a craft, and playtime. Registration required IF you bring more than 3 children. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_computer3 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Hi!Tech: Computer Clinic, Focus on Email Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Need to set up an email account?  Do you want to better manage your current email account including saving messages or creating folders, etc?  Attend this small size class and get answers to all of your email questions.

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_scissors 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen MakerLab at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in and try out a new project, including technology, arts and crafts, sewing, and more. Show off your "maker" skills and learn from other teens. This program is for teens and tweens. Call 413-263-6828 ext 425 for more information. 

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

Clarendon Early Education and Care training. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday March 29, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, and a craft. Registration required IF you bring more than 3 children. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 14. Ages 18-36 months, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
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misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Homeschool Girls DIY and Fun Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Stefaniak   413-265-9014   jenabeejo@yahoo.com
   

Homeschool girls participate in do it yourself arts and crafts and other skill building activities. Not a library sponsored program.

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard LEGO Questers 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.

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday March 30, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit One, Read Too Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Knit One, Read Too is a drop-in craft for those who knit or crochet.  Experienced needleworkers are welcomed to share their knowledge with beginners in hopes that everyone will find inspiration in seeing new needlework projects. Bring your needles or hooks and enjoy the company of your fellow yarn lovers. New members are always welcome.  Please call Emma at 413-263-6858 if you have knitting supplies to donate. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.

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

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 12 months–6 years, siblings welcome.

Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, los hermanos son bienvenidos.

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
elect_computer3 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Hi!Tech: Introduction to Word Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Learn basic aspects of word processing in this hands-on workshop to help you create and edit standard text documents. Basic skill with a mouse and keyboarding are needed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. This class will be held in the Read/Write/Now Computer Lab at Library Express at Pine Point.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Read/Write/Now
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Refugee Youth Leadership Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susannah Crolius   413-348-2385   wmriccoord@gmail.com
   

Weekly youth leadership development program for middle and high school refugee youth. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
ent_note 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Rock the Stacks!: Latin Rhythms at the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come together for Latin rhythms at the library! Join the Mason Square Library and the Community Music School of Springfield for a six-week community-based after school music arts program. Learn basic rhythms and musical literacy while focusing on elements of Latin music and celebrating the cultural roots of Springfield. Recorders will be provided to all students. Ages 6-14.

Rock the Stacks    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are 40 spaces available.
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

School getting you stressed? Join our drop-in Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens. Sophisticated, bold, unusual. These are not your ordinary coloring pages. We supply the crayons, pencils and pens, and coloring pages with intricate, teen-style designs. Just drop by and color your stress away. In the teen room 4-7 pm on Wednesdays.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   
   

Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 3-10, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Program Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Althea Haines   413-734-3106   centerafterschool@yahoo.com
   

The Center Afterschool Program Inc. computer literacy curriculum. Not a library event.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
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lib_book3 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM East Forest Park Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss The Paris Winter by Imogen Robertson.
  
The East Forest Park Book Discussion Group meets every month from 5:30 - 7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month. We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book will be available at the branch. Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
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   
   

Join us for stories, songs, and movement. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-10, siblings (and stuffed animals!) welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
 
office_pencil 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Crayon Sculptures at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Did you know you could make sculptures out of crayons? Join us as we make our very own sculptures. Children younger than eight years old will require help from a parent or caregiver.

    Location: East Springfield
        There are 20 spaces available.
Thursday March 31, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Hi!Tech: Stand-out Resumes with Brainfuse Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

There are excellent, free online resources designed especially for jobseekers available on the Springfield City Library's website. This session will show you how to use Brainfuse to create resumes that will open the door to your employment. The powerful program links job seekers to an expert online tutor who will send back valuable feedback to help you create a perfect, targetd resume and cover letter. The program also provides updated nationwide and local job listings. Brainfuse also includes many easy to follow skill-building videos to improve your workd processing and Excel skills. Basic skill with a mouse and keyboarding are needed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. Birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters 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 for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space limited to 8 participants, and preregistration is required. For more information, contact the branch at 413-263-6846 or maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org.

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

Join us every Thursday for LEGO Club! Let your imagination run wild!

 

    Location: Mason Square
Friday April 1, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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. Many of the items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea is provided.  For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, crafts, playtime and snacks.  No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages birth-36 months, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit-Alongs at East Forest Park Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_handshake 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Career Clinic: Get Help With Your Resume Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

Need help creating a resume? Drop in to the Indian Orchard Branch Library between 2 and 4 pm on the first Friday of the month for assistance. A librarian will help you update your current resume or help you create one. Basic keyboarding skills and familiarity with Microsoft Word are recommended.

    Location: Indian Orchard
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rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday April 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 8:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Ways with Words Training for Family Childcare Educators Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Preschool Enrichment Team   413-736-3900   
   

Family Childcare Educators will learn how to build the language and literacy skills of our youngest children with tips on how to use 22 books to promote learning and have fun; information about how children learn to talk, read and write; weekend book-bags and literacy activities to share with families; and hands-on homework assignments. Pre-registration is required at preschoolenrichmentteam.org; contact the Preschool Enrichment Team, a Program of Valley Opportunity Council, at 413-736-3900 for more information.

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

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

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

Join us for stories, songs, and a craft. No registration required. Ages 3-10, siblings welcome.  

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:30 PM  -  2:45 PM Minecraft at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Mason Square Library, where we mine and craft in our realm. Space limited to 8 participants, and registration is required. Call or stop by the branch to preregister.

    Location: Mason Square
Monday April 4, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, a craft, and playtime. Registration required IF you bring more than 3 children. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
Tuesday April 5, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, and a craft. Registration required IF you bring more than 3 children. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 14. Ages 18-36 months, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 3:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Jubilant Jewelry Making for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Hooks, pins, and spacers, Oh My!  Design and create earrings or a bracelet using findings, beads, wire and elastic.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
office_meeting1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Advisory Board Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Calling All Teens.  Here's your chance to meet regularly the first Tuesday of the month to share ideas about improving library programming for teens and tweens, plan events, book discussions, give input for materials selection and other fun activities.  Light refreshments will be served. 

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard LEGO Questers 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.

    Location: Indian Orchard
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Wednesday April 6, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, 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_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit One, Read Too Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Knit One, Read Too is a drop-in craft for those who knit or crochet.  Experienced needleworkers are welcomed to share their knowledge with beginners in hopes that everyone will find inspiration in seeing new needlework projects. Bring your needles or hooks and enjoy the company of your fellow yarn lovers. New members are always welcome.  Please call Emma at 413-263-6858 if you have knitting supplies to donate. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.

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

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 12 months–6 years, siblings welcome.

Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, los hermanos son bienvenidos.

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Refugee Youth Leadership Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susannah Crolius   413-348-2385   wmriccoord@gmail.com
   

Weekly youth leadership development program for middle and high school refugee youth. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
ent_note 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Rock the Stacks!: Latin Rhythms at the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come together for Latin rhythms at the library! Join the Mason Square Library and the Community Music School of Springfield for a six-week community-based after school music arts program. Learn basic rhythms and musical literacy while focusing on elements of Latin music and celebrating the cultural roots of Springfield. Recorders will be provided to all students. Ages 6-14.

Rock the Stacks    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are 40 spaces available.
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

School getting you stressed? Join our drop-in Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens. Sophisticated, bold, unusual. These are not your ordinary coloring pages. We supply the crayons, pencils and pens, and coloring pages with intricate, teen-style designs. Just drop by and color your stress away. In the teen room 4-7 pm on Wednesdays.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Wacky Art Wednesdays at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

On the first Wednesday of the month join us, in the Teen Area, to make Wacky Art. What will be pulled out of the art closet? Paint? Glue? Glitter? Pipe cleaners? Straws? Paper? Pencils? What can you make with odds and ends and bits and pieces? Let your imagination run wild. For ages 9 and up. 

Jan 6, Feb. 3, March 2, April 6, May 4.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   
   

Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 3-10, siblings welcome.

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

This program invites up to ten patrons to participate in informal Minecraft play.  The game promotes collaboration, problem solving, and creativity.

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! 

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

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

Library Commissioners    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
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   
   

Join us for stories, songs, and movement. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-10, siblings (and stuffed animals!) welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
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Thursday April 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 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  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. Birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
elect_video_camera2 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Game ON! Video Gaming for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters 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 for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space limited to 8 participants, and preregistration is required. For more information, contact the branch at 413-263-6846 or maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org.

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

Join us every Thursday for LEGO Club! Let your imagination run wild!

 

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

Join us in the Mason Square Branch Library's Community Room for Goosebumps!

Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach's comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange... he is a prisoner of his own imagination - the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town, it's suddenly up to Stine, Zach, and Hannah to get all of them back in the books where they belong.

Rated PG. Check out a preview here.

Popcorn will be served

 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday April 8, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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. Many of the items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea is provided.  For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, crafts, playtime and snacks.  No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages birth-36 months, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit-Alongs at East Forest Park Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday April 9, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Adult First Aid CPR Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linnea Rego   617-284-1216   linnea.rego@1199funds.org
   

1199 SEIU Workshop for PCA. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Buy Now Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura   413-531-3520   
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

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

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

Join us for stories, songs, and a craft. No registration required. Ages 3-10, siblings welcome.  

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday April 11, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, a craft, and playtime. Registration required IF you bring more than 3 children. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
Tuesday April 12, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, and a craft. Registration required IF you bring more than 3 children. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 14. Ages 18-36 months, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Noon Hour Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   
   

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 Orchardist by Amanda Coplin (2012) fiction.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Homeschool Girls DIY and Fun Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Stefaniak   413-265-9014   jenabeejo@yahoo.com
   

Homeschool girls participate in do it yourself arts and crafts and other skill building activities. Not a library sponsored program.

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

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

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

Learn how to make a tasty afterschool snack. For tweens and teens. While supplies last.

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard LEGO Questers 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.

    Location: Indian Orchard
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misc_hammer 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Make it, Take it! Beginner Woodworking for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

An experienced woodworker and instructor will teach basic woodworking skills for beginners. These skills will include the proper use of tools including hammers, drills and saws as well as basic carpentry math and measuring techniques.  Projects completed may be book ends, a bird house, or a sculpture. No experience is necessary.  Please sign up for either one or both workshops (April 12 & 19).

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
Wednesday April 13, 2016 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 Preschool Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, 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
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit One, Read Too Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Knit One, Read Too is a drop-in craft for those who knit or crochet.  Experienced needleworkers are welcomed to share their knowledge with beginners in hopes that everyone will find inspiration in seeing new needlework projects. Bring your needles or hooks and enjoy the company of your fellow yarn lovers. New members are always welcome.  Please call Emma at 413-263-6858 if you have knitting supplies to donate. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.

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

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 12 months–6 years, siblings welcome.

Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, los hermanos son bienvenidos.

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Cultural Investment Portfolio (CIP) Small Shop Convening Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michael Ibrahim   617-858-2737   Michael.Ibrahim@art.state.ma.us
   

Nonprofit Organization Workshop sponsored by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Principal speaker: Michael Ibrahim.  

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Refugee Youth Leadership Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susannah Crolius   413-348-2385   wmriccoord@gmail.com
   

Weekly youth leadership development program for middle and high school refugee youth. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

School getting you stressed? Join our drop-in Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens. Sophisticated, bold, unusual. These are not your ordinary coloring pages. We supply the crayons, pencils and pens, and coloring pages with intricate, teen-style designs. Just drop by and color your stress away. In the teen room 4-7 pm on Wednesdays.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   
   

Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 3-10, siblings welcome.

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

This program invites up to ten patrons to participate in informal Minecraft play.  The game promotes collaboration, problem solving, and creativity.

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! 

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
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   
   

Join us for stories, songs, and movement. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-10, siblings (and stuffed animals!) welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
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office_pencil 6:00 PM  -  7:15 PM Comic Book Writing Group 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
   

Have you ever dreamed of writing a comic book? Learn how to create your own comic book characters and build a story about them. Guest artists will visit occasionally. For ages 8-19.

Second Wednesday of every month.

 

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
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 14, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. Birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 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 second Thursday of each month. Snacks provided.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters 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 for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space limited to 8 participants, and preregistration is required. For more information, contact the branch at 413-263-6846 or maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org.

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

Join us every Thursday for LEGO Club! Let your imagination run wild!

 

    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
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Room is Unavailable
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday April 15, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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. Many of the items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea is provided.  For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, crafts, playtime and snacks.  No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages birth-36 months, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit-Alongs at East Forest Park Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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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rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday April 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 8:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Ways with Words Training for Family Childcare Educators Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Preschool Enrichment Team   413-736-3900   
   

Family Childcare Educators will learn how to build the language and literacy skills of our youngest children with tips on how to use 22 books to promote learning and have fun; information about how children learn to talk, read and write; weekend book-bags and literacy activities to share with families; and hands-on homework assignments. Pre-registration is required at preschoolenrichmentteam.org; contact the Preschool Enrichment Team, a Program of Valley Opportunity Council, at 413-736-3900 for more information.

Preschool Enrichment Team    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_thread 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM More Sewing Survival Skills 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
   

Would you know what to do if you tore a hole in your shirt or if you bought a pair of pants that were too long? Let experienced members of the East Forest Park Seniors Group guide you through some basic sewing techniques such as sewing up holes and hemming clothing. For ages 10-19; space is limited to 15 people. All supplies will be provided. No sewing experience necessary to participate. Call the branch to register or sign up online.

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

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

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

Join us for stories, songs, and a craft. No registration required. Ages 3-10, siblings welcome.  

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:30 PM  -  2:45 PM Minecraft at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Mason Square Library, where we mine and craft in our realm. Space limited to 8 participants, and registration is required. Call or stop by the branch to preregister.

    Location: Mason Square
Sunday April 17, 2016 Go To Top
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
   

This two-hour public reading by literary writers and poets welcomes scheduled readers for the first hour in seven-minute blocks, and is open to impromptu readings during the second hour's open mic. To register for the first hour, please contact María Luisa Arroyo (mlarroyo67@hotmail.com); to register for a 5-minute slot during the open mic, please arrive by 12:45 p.m. and sign-up on the day of the event. Every genre is welcomed, and the writings may be original or someone else's. Audience members (18+) are welcomed and do not need to pre-register.  Maria Luisa Arroyo, Springfield’s first Poet Laureate and an award-winning, multilingual poet, leads the program.

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Monday April 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_usflag Patriots' Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of Patriots' Day (Massachusetts holiday).

    Location: All Library Locations
Tuesday April 19, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, and a craft. Registration required IF you bring more than 3 children. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 14. Ages 18-36 months, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  3:00 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
   

Meet the challenge with your fellow builders.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard LEGO Questers 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.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_hammer 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Make it, Take it! Beginner Woodworking for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

An experienced woodworker and instructor will teach basic woodworking skills for beginners. These skills will include the proper use of tools including hammers, drills and saws as well as basic carpentry math and measuring techniques. Projects completed may be book ends, a bird house, or a sculpture. No experience is necessary. Please sign up for either one or both workshops (April 12 & 19).

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
Wednesday April 20, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit One, Read Too Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Knit One, Read Too is a drop-in craft for those who knit or crochet.  Experienced needleworkers are welcomed to share their knowledge with beginners in hopes that everyone will find inspiration in seeing new needlework projects. Bring your needles or hooks and enjoy the company of your fellow yarn lovers. New members are always welcome.  Please call Emma at 413-263-6858 if you have knitting supplies to donate. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.

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

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 12 months–6 years, siblings welcome.

Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, los hermanos son bienvenidos.

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Refugee Youth Leadership Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susannah Crolius   413-348-2385   wmriccoord@gmail.com
   

Weekly youth leadership development program for middle and high school refugee youth. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
lib_book3 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM American Girl Club 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 is for ages 6 to 14.  Come make a craft and enjoy a snack based on the time period of the American Girl chosen for the month. Preregistration is encouraged.  Stop by the branch or call 413-263-6840.

    Location: East Springfield
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

School getting you stressed? Join our drop-in Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens. Sophisticated, bold, unusual. These are not your ordinary coloring pages. We supply the crayons, pencils and pens, and coloring pages with intricate, teen-style designs. Just drop by and color your stress away. In the teen room 4-7 pm on Wednesdays.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   
   

Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 3-10, siblings welcome.

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

This program invites up to ten patrons to participate in informal Minecraft play.  The game promotes collaboration, problem solving, and creativity.

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! 

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
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   
   

Join us for stories, songs, and movement. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-10, siblings (and stuffed animals!) welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
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Thursday April 21, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. Birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters 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 for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space limited to 8 participants, and preregistration is required. For more information, contact the branch at 413-263-6846 or maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_scissors&glue 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM MakerLab Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Drop in and try out a new "maker" craft! The project may include art, technology, science, and more! This program is for ages 8-18.

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

Join us every Thursday for LEGO Club! Let your imagination run wild!

 

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday April 22, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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. Many of the items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea is provided.  For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield