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Monday June 13, 2016 -  Saturday August 27, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book3 Summer Reading Club for Kids and Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Kids: On your mark, get set, READ your way to a wonderful summer. Join the Springfield City Library’s Summer Reading Club for Kids, 4-14 years old. Visit your library branch to get your first reading log or join the library’s new online reading club. Be a winner! Read to earn books and prizes, solve the scavenger hunts, make crafts and attend library programs.  Readers finish first!

Teens: Get in the Game with the Teen Summer Reading Club. This summer, earn book prizes and chances toward raffle prizes for reading books and logging them online. Boost your chances of winning a gift certificate or the grand prize, a tablet, by completing weekly challenges from scavenger hunts and book reviews to attending library programs and visiting museums. Visiting  your library counts as a weekly challenge and earns you more chances in the prize drawing. Teen programs are happening all summer long -- visit your branch library for great reading, learning and fun with friends old and new! Sign up here to start logging your books and completing challenges.

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: All Library Locations
Monday June 13, 2016 -  Wednesday August 31, 2016 Go To Top
office_pencil Blackout Poetry & Art Contest for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

4. Please write or attach a piece of paper with your name and contact information on the back of the piece.

A certificate of recognition will be awarded to first and second place winners for each contest.

Gift certificates will be awarded for Best Blackout Poetry and Best Blackout Art. Call the branch for more information.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
office_pencil Fiction and Poetry Writing Contests for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Submit an original piece of fiction from any genre. Piece should be between 500-2500 words. Or submit an original poem (includes writing in verse). Piece should be up to 500 words.

First place winners will win a gift certificate and second place winners will receive a writing journal. Winners will also receive a certificate of recognition.  All entries will be prominently displayed at the library. All entrants who also submit their work to TeenInk (http://www.teenink.com/submit) may claim a small prize at the Sixteen Acres Information Desk.  Please write name and contact information on back of entry. If piece is submitted to TeenInk, please print off proof of entry in order to receive your prize. Limited to 2 entries per person. Call the branch for more information.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
Saturday June 18, 2016 -  Thursday August 18, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book3 Adult Summer Reading Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Exercise Your Mind in the Adult Summer Reading Club! Read a book, write a review, and earn a chance to win one of eighteen raffle drawings throughout the summer. Grand Prizes for Most Books Read will be awarded too. Join club members at the Ice Cream Social to get things started, and come back mid-season for the exciting Jeopardy Game and Potluck. The program ends with the Finale with prizes, refreshments, and live music. As a special bonus, three library branches will host Walkabouts in their neighborhoods giving you a chance to exercise and meet other readers. Chess and Scrabble lessons or challenges will be offered too at all branch locations. Read and win all summer long in the Adult Summer Reading Club.

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: All Library Locations
Monday June 20, 2016 -  Thursday August 18, 2016 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight Exercise Your Mind with Chess or Scrabble Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Learn to play chess or Scrabble, or challenge the librarian in the game of your choice. Librarian Matthew Jaquith is available to play either game at any branch location during the summer months as part of this year's Adult Summer Reading Club. Exercise Your Mind with these fun and skills-building games. Call Matthew to schedule your game session.

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: All Library Locations
Thursday June 23, 2016 -  Friday July 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_usflag Ready, Set, Salute our Veterans Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Show your support and appreciation by making a July 4th greeting card to honor a veteran. Cards will be delivered for the Fourth of July.

    Location: East Forest Park
Monday June 27, 2016 -  Saturday July 2, 2016 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue Drop-In Craft at all Locations Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Feeling creative? Drop into any Springfield City Library location today and make something fun! 

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: All Library Locations
Monday June 27, 2016 -  Monday July 25, 2016 Go To Top
office_pencil Blackout Poetry & Art Contest for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   kshugrue@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Words and form unite to make interesting poetry that will impress all! See the library staff for details. 

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Friday July 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 Music Together 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 5-week series of music and movement. Registration is required, call 413-886-5158. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 10 children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth-5 years.

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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lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Music Together at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a 5-week series of music and movement. Registration is required, call 413-886-5158. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 10 children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth-5 years.

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Preschool Graduation Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tabitha Desplaines   413-263-6500, x6520   mary@springfieldpartnersinc.com
   

New Beginnings Early Education and Care preschool graduation. Not a library event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_hockey 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Pool Noodle Hockey at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Play a lively game of hockey using pool noodles and beach balls! And enjoy a healthy snack.

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: East Springfield
        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: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@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 July 2, 2016 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM 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 July 3, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Central Library
Monday July 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_usflag Independence Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

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

    Location: All Library Locations
Tuesday July 5, 2016 -  Saturday July 9, 2016 Go To Top
rec_aerobics Indoor Games at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   MAust-Anastasi@SpringfieldLibrary.org
   

Can't stand the heat? Play tic-tac-toe and hopscotch INSIDE the library! Drop in during all open hours!

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Scavenger Hunt at all Locations Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

The Olympic Games are all about sports, but there are plenty of other kinds of games to be played. How many can you remember? Grab a clue sheet, search the room for the answers, bring the sheet to the desk, and claim your prize! At all Springfield City Library locations during all open hours. Ages 5-12. 

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: All Library Locations
Tuesday July 5, 2016 Go To Top
rec_walking-hiker 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Walkabout East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let’s get fit! Join staff for a weekly walk through East Forest Park en route to Nathan Bill Park. In keeping with our Adult Summer Reading Club theme Exercise Your Mind, we can talk about books and movies as we stroll. The round-trip walk is 1.6 miles. Participants earn a chance to win a fitbit each time they attend. Refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library.

 

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

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Refugee Youth Art Camp Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susannah Crolius   413-348-2385   s.crolius@diospringfield.org
   

Sponsored by the Catholic Charities Office of Immigration, Migration and Refugee Services. Not a library event.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
office_meeting1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Advisory Club 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
 
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:30 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
 
misc_rocks2 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Marble Madness Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for rolling fun of all kinds, from constructing marble runs to playing traditional marble games. This program is ideal for children 8 and up. Children 7 and under must be consistently supervised by a parent or guardian.

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday July 6, 2016 Go To Top
rec_walking-hiker 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Walkabout Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Walking is great exercise! Get fit this summer, and join Brightwood Branch Library staff in a walk about the neighborhood. Bottled water, compliments of the Friends of the Library, will be provided for the walkers, and participants earn a chance to win a fitbit each time they attend. Exercise Your Mind as well as your body by joining in on a Walkabout as well as the Adult Summer Reading Club. Speak to a librarian for details.

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Brightwood
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
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 1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Refugee Youth Art Camp Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susannah Crolius   413-348-2385   s.crolius@diospringfield.org
   

Sponsored by the Catholic Charities Office of Immigration, Migration and Refugee Services. Not a library event.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
nat_sun 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Bubbles and Sidewalk Chalk Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the Mason Square Reading Garden for chalk drawing and AMAZING bubble making.

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Mason Square
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rec_paintpalette 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Brushless Painting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point    413-263-6855   kshugrue@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Using just a straw and some paint create marvelous monsters, awesome aliens or whatever your imagination dreams up!

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
anim_cat 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Toto the Tornado Kitten Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Toto the Tornado Kitten will be visiting us along with his caretaker/author of Toto’s books, EMT Jonathan Hall. Jonathan will be reading both of his books; following that there will be question and answer session and children will have a special opportunity to meet the star of the book, Toto! Come admire and meet one of the coolest cats and hear about Toto’s remarkable rescue after the tornado in June 2011. All ages welcome.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Balance Buddies at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Using bottle corks, toothpicks and other materials and decorations, create a fun toy to balance on your fingertips!

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

Join us for a story or two and an easy craft. No registration required. Ages 4-10, siblings welcome. No storytime July 13.

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

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

    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   
   

Join us for Minecraft, an online game that promotes collaboration, problem solving, and creativity.  Space is limited to ten participants.  Sign-in begins at 5:15 p.m. in the Children's Room.  Ages 8-12.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Thursday July 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Canosa Albano   413-263-6828 ext 291   
    Location: Large 4th floor Conference Room
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM New North Citizens' Council, Inc. Manager's Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luis Manzi   413-747-0090 x201   lmanzi@newnorthcc.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored program.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Hi!Tech: Getting Started with Computers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This hands-on workshop 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 Haven.

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

Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Stand for Children workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amneris Narvaez   617-320-1007   anarvaez@standforchildren.org
   

Parent Education Advocacy workshop presented by Stand for Children.

Not a library-sponsored program.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Refugee Youth Art Camp Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susannah Crolius   413-348-2385   s.crolius@diospringfield.org
   

Sponsored by the Catholic Charities Office of Immigration, Migration and Refugee Services. Not a library event.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
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rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Bubble Mania Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the Mason Square Branch Library and make some AMAZINGLY BIG bubbles using regular household items, outside on the library lawn.  After making your bubbles grab a cold treat to cool off. For children ages 4 and up.

    Location: Mason Square
 
rec_tennis 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Get In the Game: Tabletop Tennis Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM LEGO Design & Building Contest for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you enjoy designing and building with LEGOs?  You are welcome to share ideas for designing on paper and/or by using a free computer software program or app.  Build your creation and win a free copy of the LEGO Ideas Book: Unlock Your Imagination by Daniel Lipkowitz.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
rec_games 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM CANCELLED: Game ON! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

We regret that this program has been cancelled.

    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 encouraged. For more information, contact the branch.
    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
 
rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Adult Coloring at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Come down to the 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 and colored pencils. Every Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00PM in the Children's workroom.

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

    Location: Mason Square
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Buy Now Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Merkman   413-787-7746   dmerkman@springfieldcityhall.com
   

Informational talk on how to buy a home, sponsored by Buy Springfield Now.

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

Not library sponsored.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
Friday July 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_walking-hiker 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Walkabout Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We will meet at the Indian Orchard  Branch Library and leisurely walk along a neighborhood route. We will have a shortened route for people who are not accustomed to a longer distance and if the weather is extremely hot and humid.  Participants earn a chance to win a fitbit each time they attend. Water will be provided for all the walkers. 

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Indian Orchard
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
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
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rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit-Alongs at East Forest Park Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   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_none 1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Refugee Youth Art Camp Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susannah Crolius   413-348-2385   s.crolius@diospringfield.org
   

Sponsored by the Catholic Charities Office of Immigration, Migration and Refugee Services. Not a library event.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@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 July 9, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Bible Reading Program Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Claudette Wisdom   413-537-5668   claudettew333@aol.com
   

Bible reading group.

Not a library-sponsored program.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch Bunch at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    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
 
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
 
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
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Lady Boss WEC Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katerina Kekalo   802-291-1934   ladybossclub@gmail.com
   

Lady Boss Women Entrepreneurial Club is a non-profit organization and community of women entrepreneurs and for women entrepreneurs. It was formed in June 2015 and now consists of over 300 women business owners in New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts. As of today we have eight chapters and are planning to open one in the Springfield area too. We meet once a month in each chapter to share our success stories, network, educate and support each other, as well as to help others to start and grow. Our meetings are always free and open to the public. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Sunday July 10, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Central Library
Monday July 11, 2016 -  Saturday July 16, 2016 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue Drop-In Craft at all Locations Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Feeling creative? Drop into any Springfield City Library location today and make something fun! 

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: All Library Locations
 
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF Olympic Medal Necklace Craft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrate the Olympics this summer by creating your very own Olympic medal necklace at the library. Drop in craft all week long. All supplies provided.

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: East Forest Park
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Monday July 11, 2016 -  Friday September 9, 2016 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette Artworks at the Library: The Paintings of Newell Murri and Robert Waleryszak Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   rpotter@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Two celebrated Springfield painters, Newell Murri and Robert Waleryszak, are featured this summer in two eight-week displays hanging at the Forest Park and Central Libraries.

These programs are provided in part by a grant from the Springfield Cultural Council.

Art & Photography Exhibits    
    Location: Forest Park
 
rec_paintpalette Artworks at the Library: The Paintings of Newell Murri and Robert Waleryszak Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Two celebrated Springfield painters, Newell Murri and Robert Waleryszak, are featured this summer in two eight-week displays hanging at the Forest Park and Central Libraries.

These programs are provided in part by a grant from the Springfield Cultural Council.

Art & Photography Exhibits    
    Location: Central Library
Monday July 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
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Census Bureau Job Recruiting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cynthia Bunnell   413-374-4098   cynthia.bunnell@census.gov
   

U.S. Census Bureau program. Not a library event.

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

Use a personal-sized sandbox and toys to create your own adventure, then share your adventure with the rest of the group!  Ages 3-12.  Ages 3-7 must be accompanies by an adult.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday July 12, 2016 Go To Top
rec_walking-hiker 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Walkabout East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let’s get fit! Join staff for a weekly walk through East Forest Park en route to Nathan Bill Park. In keeping with our Adult Summer Reading Club theme Exercise Your Mind, we can talk about books and movies as we stroll. The round-trip walk is 1.6 miles. Participants earn a chance to win a fitbit each time they attend.  Refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library.

 

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Hi!Tech: Continuing with Computers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 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: Lisa Lipshires   413-263-6828 ext 395   llipshires@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: A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler (2015) fiction.

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

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

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

We regret that this program has been cancelled.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
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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
Wednesday July 13, 2016 Go To Top
rec_walking-hiker 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Walkabout Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Walking is great exercise! Get fit this summer, and join Brightwood Branch Library staff in a walk about the neighborhood. Bottled water, compliments of the Friends of the Library, will be provided for the walkers, and participants earn a chance to win a fitbit each time they attend. Exercise Your Mind as well as your body by joining in on a Walkabout as well as the Adult Summer Reading Club. Speak to a librarian for details.

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Brightwood
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
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
 
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_aerobics 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Indoor Games at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Can't stand the heat? Play tic-tac-toe and hopscotch INSIDE the library!

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Mason Square
 
rec_paintpalette 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Painting with Golf Balls Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make crazy pictures using golf balls, paint and a cardboard box. For kids ages 4 and up. Drop in to the Children's Room. For more information please call the branch.

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_paintpalette 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Painting with Golf Balls Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Have fun creating crazy pictures using golf balls, paint and a carboard box. For children ages 5 & up.

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_tennis 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Get In the Game: Tabletop Tennis Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
food_turnip 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Double Dare Food Challenge at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Spin the wheel and dare to try out a variety of different types of foods and drinks not typically served ‘these days’! Learn about foods in American history that used to be considered healthy choices but now, because of science, we know are not.

Sign up today by stopping by or calling the branch. Please let us know if you have food allergies.

    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:45 PM  -  5:45 PM Minute to Win It Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point    413-263-6855   kshugrue@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for an hour of fun as we challenge you with our "Minute to Win It" contests.What can you accomplish in one minute?  Will you be the ultimate winner? Try your hand at some fun challenges sure to make you laugh! A fun time should be had by all.

Summer Reading Club    
    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   
   

Join us for Minecraft, an online game that promotes collaboration, problem solving, and creativity.  Space is limited to ten participants.  Sign-in begins at 5:15 p.m. in the Children's Room.  Ages 8-12.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Stand for Children workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amneris Narvaez   617-320-1007   anarvaez@standforchildren.org
   

Parent Education Advocacy workshop presented by Stand for Children.

Not a library-sponsored program.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Thursday July 14, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Home & Community Based Services Waivers Outreach Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Snyder   508-856-7785   linda.snyder@umassmed.edu
   

UMass Medical School sponsored session to recruit providers to serve people with disabilities. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_tshirt 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Get In The Game! Design a Sports or Fitness Tee Shirt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Have fun designing and creating a sports or fitness tee shirt using paint and other materials. Work in a group or individually. Enter your tee shirt into our design contest; the winner will receive a small prize. This program is for teens and tweens.

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM General Information About Health Insurance Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly Kelly   413-730-4842   kelly.kelly@bmchp.org
   

Health insurance can be confusing. A representative from Boston Medical Center Health Net Plan will be at the Indian Orchard Branch Library to answer questions and provide information on how to apply for low cost health insurance.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
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 encouraged. For more information, contact the branch.
    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
 
rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Adult Coloring at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Come down to the 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 and colored pencils. Every Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00PM in the Children's workroom.

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

    Location: Mason Square
 
misc_balloons 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Adult Summer Reading Club Raffle and Jeopardy Potluck Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Mason Square Branch Library Community Room for the midsummer raffle drawing for the Adult Summer Reading Club! Enjoy food, prizes, and games alongside fellow readers, program attendees, and library lovers.

In addition to the raffle, the event will also feature a game of Jeopardy. Participants will break into teams and compete in categories such as: this year's best sellers, summer blockbusters, classic literature, Springfield history, and more. The top three teams will win a prize!

Summer Reading Club    
    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
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM PJ StoryTime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Put on your jammies, brush your teeth, and come to the Forest Park Branch Library for bedtime stories, songs and a light snack.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
Friday July 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
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misc_none 8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Equality Before the Law Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Emily Bouvier   413-588-5981   ebouvier@collaborative.org
   

Library of Congress workshop sponsored by the Collaborative for Educational Services. Principal speaker: Kelley Brown.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   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_aerobics 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Summer Games Training Camp Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for exercise, movement, fun, and teamwork! Games will include pool noodle ring toss and javelin, a newspaper relay race, and an obstacle course for younger children.

Summer Reading Club    
    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   lgrodofsky@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 July 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  3:00 PM CPR for PCAs Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Edwin Lara   617-284-1286   edwin.lara@1199funds.org
   

1199 SEIU Workshop for Personal Care Attendants. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Book Launch: Water's Edge - a 31 Day Devotional Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sharon Maylor   413-297-4006   sharonmaylor@hotmail.com
   

Book launch sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ (Apostolic) Inc of Springfield, Massachusetts. Principal speakers: Sharon Maylor and Dr. Sandra Bailey.

 

Not a library-sponsored program.

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM 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 July 17, 2016 Go To Top
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The Central Library is closed on Sundays during the summer through Labor Day.

    Location: Central Library
Monday July 18, 2016 -  Saturday July 23, 2016 Go To Top
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    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 EXT 201   
   

You may not like sports,but there are plenty of other fun ways to get some exercise. Can you think of any? Grab a clue sheet, search the room for the answers, bring the sheet to the desk, and claim your prize!  At all Springfield cITY Library locations during all open hours. Ages 5-12. 

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: All Library Locations
Monday July 18, 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
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elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM CANCELLED: 3D Printer Demo Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

We regret that this program has been cancelled.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
trans_plane1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Move Over, Paper Airplanes! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Challenge yourself to build a paper airplane out of a drinking straw and paper. How far will it go? For children 7 and up. We will also have a variety of paper airplane building books. For more information please call the branch.

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_trowel 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Sandtray Play Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Use a personal-sized sandbox and toys to create your own adventure, then share your adventure with the rest of the group!  Ages 3-12.  Ages 3-7 must be accompanies by an adult.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday July 19, 2016 Go To Top
rec_walking-hiker 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Walkabout East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let’s get fit! Join staff for a weekly walk through East Forest Park en route to Nathan Bill Park. In keeping with our Adult Summer Reading Club theme Exercise Your Mind, we can talk about books and movies as we stroll. The round-trip walk is 1.6 miles. Participants earn a chance to win a fitbit each time they attend.  Refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library.

 

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Hi!Tech: Introduction to the Web Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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 Lisa.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 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 SNAP Enrollment Assistance Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carol Dupre   413-247-9738 ext 125   carold@foodbankwma.org
   

Assistance with enrollment in the SNAP program.

Not a library-sponsored program.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM CANCELLED: Designing with Tinkercad Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

We regret that this program has been cancelled.

    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
 
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
 
misc_rocks2 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Marble Madness Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for rolling fun of all kinds, from constructing marble runs to playing traditional marble games. This program is ideal for children 8 and up. Children 7 and under must be consistently supervised by a parent or guardian.

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM The Edge of Lost by Kristina McMorris Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Cesan   413-782-7702   a126chocolate@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored program.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday July 20, 2016 Go To Top
rec_walking-hiker 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Walkabout Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Walking is great exercise! Get fit this summer, and join Brightwood Branch Library staff in a walk about the neighborhood. Bottled water, compliments of the Friends of the Library, will be provided for the walkers, and participants earn a chance to win a fitbit each time they attend. Exercise Your Mind as well as your body by joining in on a Walkabout as well as the Adult Summer Reading Club. Speak to a librarian for details.

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Brightwood
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Know Your Rights Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michaelann Bewsee   413-734-4948   michaelannb@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored program.

    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_aerobics 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Indoor Games at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Can't stand the heat? Play tic-tac-toe and hopscotch INSIDE the library!

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Mason Square
 
rec_scissors&glue 3:00 PM  -  4:30 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. Share your "maker" skills and learn from other teens.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_tennis 4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Badminton 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 a game or two of badminton. If you don’t know how to play this is the perfect opportunity to learn. If it rains that day that’s okay as we can play an indoor game of balloon badminton instead. Light refreshments will be served.

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

Join us for a story or two and an easy craft. No registration required. Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

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

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

    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   
   

Join us for Minecraft, an online game that promotes collaboration, problem solving, and creativity.  Space is limited to ten participants.  Sign-in begins at 5:15 p.m. in the Children's Room.  Ages 8-12.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Thursday July 21, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
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misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Day of Caring Technical Assistance Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

United Way of Pioneer Valley Day of Caring technical assistance training. Principal speaker: LaTonia Monroe Naylor. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library 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 select a book per month to read and discuss. Join us and widen your book-reading horizons! For more information, contact Peggy at 413-263-6846.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM CANCELLED: Maker Lab: Marshmallow Catapults Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We regret that this program has been cancelled.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
rec_baseballglove 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Get In the Game: Marshmallow Toss Challenge! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This crazy fun challenge game will consist of 4 - 5 teams, with one person from each team as the "catcher."  When we say "go!" the first person in line tosses his/her three marshmallows to their team's catcher, then goes to the back of the line. This continues until each person in the group has had a chance to toss their marshmallows. The catchers need to catch marshmallows using only their mouths and eat them. The team whose "catcher" catches and eats the most marshmallows wins! Plastic gloves are provided to handle marshmallows. Small groups prizes are awarded to the winning teams. This program is for teens and tweens.

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_paintpalette 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Brushless Painting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   MAust-Anastasi@SpringfieldLibrary.org
   

Using just a straw and some paint create marvelous monsters, awesome aliens or whatever your imagination dreams up!

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
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 encouraged. For more information, contact the branch.
    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
 
rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Adult Coloring at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Come down to the 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 and colored pencils. Every Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00PM in the Children's workroom.

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
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Gardening Workshop: Urban Pest Management Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sis. Anna Muhammad   413-214-1237   diegonisa@hotmail.com
   

Springfield Food policy community garden workshop. Not library sponsored.

To be held in the branch's community garden on the Hawley street side of the library.

    Location: Mason Square
 
ent_note 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Summer Concert Series: The Ethel Lee Trio Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   rpotter@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us in the Reading Garden at the Forest Park Branch Library to hear Ethel Lee sing pop songs, jazz standards, and r&b favorites, accompanied by her talented trio! Bring a blanket or chair to sit on the lawn.  The concert will be held in the Community Room in the event of inclement weather.

This concert is funded by the Springfield Cultural Council.

 

Concerts    
    Location: Forest Park
Friday July 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
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rec_walking-hiker 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Walkabout Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We will meet at the Indian Orchard  Branch Library and leisurely walk along a neighborhood route. We will have a shortened route for people who are not accustomed to a longer distance and if the weather is extremely hot and humid.  Participants earn a chance to win a fitbit each time they attend. Water will be provided for all the walkers. 

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Indian Orchard
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
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_paintpalette 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Brushless Painting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Using just a straw and some paint create marvelous monsters, awesome aliens or whatever your imagination dreams up!

    Location: Brightwood
 
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   lgrodofsky@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 July 23, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Hi!Tech: Introduction to Ancestry.com Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Discover your family's history! See how Ancestry.com can help you find relatives, trace birth, death, and marriage records, and more in this hands-on workshop. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is needed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Donna.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Bible Reading Program Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Claudette Wisdom   413-537-5668   claudettew333@aol.com
   

Bible reading group.

Not a library-sponsored program.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 12:10 PM  -  2:30 PM Meet & Make Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marian Tombri   413-433-3776   mtombri@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored program.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Buy Now Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Merkman   413-787-7746   dmerkman@springfieldcityhall.com
   

Informational talk on how to buy a home, sponsored by Buy Springfield Now.

    Location: Sixteen Acres 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
Sunday July 24, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Central Library
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Monday July 25, 2016 -  Saturday July 30, 2016 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue Drop-In Craft at all Locations Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Feeling creative? Drop into any Springfield City Library location today and make something fun! 

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: All Library Locations
 
rec_generic Fantasy Team Pennant Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

RAH, RAH, RAH!  Show your team spirit by creating your very own pennant to support your favorite team or sport. How about Team Read!? Drop in craft all week long. All supplies provided.

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: East Forest Park
Monday July 25, 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
   

Do you need to create an email account, or would you like help organizing your messages and folders? Let Linda help in this hands-on workshop designed to help you with using email well. Good for new and experienced computer users alike. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle.

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Forest Park
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_trowel 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Sandtray Play Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Use a personal-sized sandbox and toys to create your own adventure, then share your adventure with the rest of the group!  Ages 3-12.  Ages 3-7 must be accompanies by an adult.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
trans_train 6:15 PM  -  7:45 PM Creating High Speed Rail from Springfield to Boston Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

All aboard train travelers, the Sixteen Acres Branch Library is having a passenger train program that will examine the possibility of having truly high speed rail transit between Springfield and Boston, MA.

Topics explored will include the best trains to achieve higher speeds between Springfield and Boston: conventional (186 miles per hour maximum speed), the next generation of maglevs (286 mph) or Hyperloop trains (760 mph)?  What changes to rail infrastructure will have to be made to achieve those speeds?  How can the increased speeds between Springfield and Boston be a huge game changer for workforce and student mobility and tourism? 

Featured speaker will be Principle Planner/Transportation Manager Dana Roscoe of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission who will answer important questions on what it takes to create a high speed rail system.

There will also be a progress report on the ambitious renovation of Union Station expected to open in the fall.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
        There are 22 spaces available.
Tuesday July 26, 2016 Go To Top
rec_walking-hiker 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Walkabout East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let’s get fit! Join staff for a weekly walk through East Forest Park en route to Nathan Bill Park. In keeping with our Adult Summer Reading Club theme Exercise Your Mind, we can talk about books and movies as we stroll. The round-trip walk is 1.6 miles. Participants earn a chance to win a fitbit each time they attend. Refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library.

 

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Hi!Tech: Introduction to Facebook, Twitter, and more 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 11 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 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_e_reader.GIF 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM CANCELLED: Using Library Ebooks Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   rpotter@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We regret that this program has been cancelled.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
misc_rocks2 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sharpie Zen Stones Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

As places of quiet contemplation and reflection, Japanese Zen gardens seem the perfect counterbalance to the stresses of an always-on, hyper-connected existence. Zen stones offer the same benefits of relaxation. Make your own zen stone to bring home. For teens ages 11 and up.

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 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
   

Can you meet the building challenge?

    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
Wednesday July 27, 2016 Go To Top
rec_walking-hiker 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Walkabout Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Walking is great exercise! Get fit this summer, and join Brightwood Branch Library staff in a walk about the neighborhood. Bottled water, compliments of the Friends of the Library, will be provided for the walkers, and participants earn a chance to win a fitbit each time they attend. Exercise Your Mind as well as your body by joining in on a Walkabout as well as the Adult Summer Reading Club. Speak to a librarian for details.

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Brightwood
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
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
 
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_scissors&glue 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Minute to Win It Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Mason Square Branch's children's room for an hour of fun as we challenge you with our "Minute to Win It" contests. What can you accomplish in one minute?  Will you be the ultimate winner? Try your hand at some fun challenges sure to make you laugh! A fun time should be had by all as we celebrate the Summer Reading Program's sports theme!

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Mason Square
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Springfield Food Policy Council Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elizabeth O'Gilvie   413-263-6500   elizabeth.o'gilvie@baystatehealth.org
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_paintbucket 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Marble Painting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Express Library at Pine Point    413-263-646   kshugrue@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whoi needs a brush? Not us! Try your hand at painting with marbles to produce some unusual work!

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
misc_rocks2 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Sharpie Zen Stones for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

As places of quiet contemplation and reflection, Japanese Zen gardens seem the perfect counterbalance to the stresses of an always-on, hyper-connected existence. Zen stones offer the same benefits of relaxation. Make your own zen stone to bring home, or decorate a card with your zen design. Tea and Japanese sweets will be offered

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_questionmark_blue 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Giant Sized Memory Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Combine the brain power of your team to compete in the largest game of Memory ever held at the East Springfield Branch Library. That's right, it's the game you loved as a kid on a giant scale! Try to match the tiles on our outside memory board, and claim the championship if your team makes the most matches!

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: East Springfield
        There are 14 spaces available.
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lib_teddybear_reading 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   
   

Join us for a story or two and an easy craft. No registration required. Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

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

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

    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   
   

Join us for Minecraft, an online game that promotes collaboration, problem solving, and creativity.  Space is limited to ten participants.  Sign-in begins at 5:15 p.m. in the Children's Room.  Ages 8-12.

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

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker.
  
The East Forest Park Book Discussion Group meets every month from 6 - 7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month. We select a new book to discuss every month. 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
Thursday July 28, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
office_meeting1 1:15 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
 
rec_aerobics 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Indoor Hopscotch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us to play Hopscotch inside the Library. For kids ages 5 - 10 years old.

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Springfield Young Children's System of Care meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Justin Chellman   413-787-6724   jchellman@springfieldcityhall.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored program.

    Location: Sixteen Acres 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 encouraged. For more information, contact the branch.
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Mass. Department of Environmental Protection Public Hearing for proposed changes to the Environmenta Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica O'Donnell   617-574-6859   veronica.odonnell@state.ma.us
   

Mass. Department of Environmental Protection Public Hearing for proposed changes to the Environmental Results Program regulations

Not a library-sponsored program

 

 

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

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

 

    Location: Mason Square
 
rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Adult Coloring at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Come down to the 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 and colored pencils. Every Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00PM in the Children's workroom.

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

    Location: Mason Square
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ent_film-reel 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies at Mason Square: The Hunger Games Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

To complement the summer reading club theme, Get In The Game, the Mason Square branch will screen all four movies of the Hunger Games series, based off of the popular dystopian adventure books by Suzanne Collins.

The series kicks off on Thursday, July 28th with The Hunger Games, rated PG13. Watch a preview here.

"Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which "Tributes" must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she's ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love."

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Bubble Mania Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

A summer evening is perfect for exploring the world of soap bubbles. Have you made a Foamerator? Can you bounce a soap bubble? Will be held in the Reading Garden, weather permitting.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
Friday July 29, 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
 
trans_firetruck3 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Ice Cream Social and Fire Truck Visit at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for an ice cream social and a visit from a fire truck!

    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   lgrodofsky@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 July 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  3:00 PM CPR for PCAs Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Edwin Lara   617-284-1286   edwin.lara@1199funds.org
   

1199 SEIU Workshop for Personal Care Attendants. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Bible Reading Program Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Claudette Wisdom   413-537-5668   claudettew333@aol.com
   

Bible reading group.

Not a library-sponsored program.

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM 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 July 31, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Central Library
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Monday August 1, 2016 -  Saturday August 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Scavenger Hunt at all Locations Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

It's almost time! The Olympics start on August 5. Do you know how much the Olympics have in common with your sports team? Come find out! Grab a clue sheet, search the room for the answers, bring the sheet to the desk, and claim your prize! At all Springfield City Library locations during all open hours. Ages 5-12. 

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: All Library Locations
Monday August 1, 2016 -  Saturday August 13, 2016 Go To Top
rec_aerobics Indoor Games at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Beat the heat and play some of your favorite sidewalk games inside the library!  These friendly games encourage sharing and cooperation, number and pattern awareness, and physical coordination. Drop in during our open hours. All ages welcome.

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
Monday August 1, 2016 -  Saturday August 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_balloons 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Ready, Set POP! Balloon Rocket Races Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you like to race? Come join the outdoor fun with our balloon rocket races. This activity is available to do all week between 2 - 4 p.m. Prizes for all participants.

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: East Forest Park
Monday August 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_trowel 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Sandtray Play Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Use a personal-sized sandbox and toys to create your own adventure, then share your adventure with the rest of the group!  Ages 3-12.  Ages 3-7 must be accompanies by an adult.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday August 2, 2016 Go To Top
rec_walking-hiker 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Walkabout East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let’s get fit! Join staff for a weekly walk through East Forest Park en route to Nathan Bill Park. In keeping with our Adult Summer Reading Club theme Exercise Your Mind, we can talk about books and movies as we stroll. The round-trip walk is 1.6 miles. Participants earn a chance to win a fitbit each time they attend. Refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library.

 

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

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 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
 
office_meeting1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Advisory Club 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
Wednesday August 3, 2016 Go To Top
rec_walking-hiker 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Walkabout Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Walking is great exercise! Get fit this summer, and join Brightwood Branch Library staff in a walk about the neighborhood. Bottled water, compliments of the Friends of the Library, will be provided for the walkers, and participants earn a chance to win a fitbit each time they attend. Exercise Your Mind as well as your body by joining in on a Walkabout as well as the Adult Summer Reading Club. Speak to a librarian for details.

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Brightwood
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
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
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misc_rocks2 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sharpie Zen Stones for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

As places of quiet contemplation and reflection, Japanese Zen gardens seem the perfect counterbalance to the stresses of an always-on, hyper-connected existence. Zen stones offer the same benefits of relaxation. Make your own zen stone to bring home. For teens ages 11 and up.

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Mason Square
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Snacks and Videogames for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrate summer! Come to the library to make some cool snacks and play some games on the Wii. Bring your own Wii games if you like. For ages 11 - 19.

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Maker Lab: Marshmallow Catapults Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@SpringfieldLibrary.org
   

How far can you make a marshmallow go?  Find out by making a marshmallow catapult out of various materials provided. After we are finished making them we will test them out. Light refreshments will be served.

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

Join us for a story or two and an easy craft. No registration required. Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

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

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

    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   
   

Join us for Minecraft, an online game that promotes collaboration, problem solving, and creativity.  Space is limited to ten participants.  Sign-in begins at 5:15 p.m. in the Children's Room.  Ages 8-12.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Thursday August 4, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

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

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
rec_games 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM CANCELLED: Game ON! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

We regret that this program has been cancelled.

    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 encouraged. For more information, contact the branch.
    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
 
rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Adult Coloring at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Come down to the 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 and colored pencils. Every Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00PM in the Children's workroom.

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

    Location: Mason Square
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ent_film-reel 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies at Mason Square: Catching Fire Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

To complement the summer reading club theme, Get In The Game, the Mason Square branch will screen all four movies of the Hunger Games series, based off of the popular dystopian adventure books by Suzanne Collins.

Join us on Thursday, August 4th for part two of the series, Catching Fire. Rated PG13. Watch a preview here.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever.

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_paintpalette 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Reception for Artworks at the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Two celebrated Springfield painters--Newell Murri and Robert Waleryszak--are featured this summer in two eight-week displays hanging at the Forest Park and Central Libraries. Meet the artists, enjoy their creations, and toast their accomplishments in a public reception with refreshments by the Friends of the Library.

Art & Photography Exhibits    
    Location: Forest Park
Friday August 5, 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_walking-hiker 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Walkabout Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We will meet at the Indian Orchard  Branch Library and leisurely walk along a neighborhood route. We will have a shortened route for people who are not accustomed to a longer distance and if the weather is extremely hot and humid.  Participants earn a chance to win a fitbit each time they attend. Water will be provided for all the walkers. 

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Indian Orchard
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
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   lgrodofsky@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 August 6, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch Bunch at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    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
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Lady Boss WEC Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katerina Kekalo   802-291-1934   ladybossclub@gmail.com
   

Lady Boss Women Entrepreneurial Club is a non-profit organization and community of women entrepreneurs and for women entrepreneurs. It was formed in June 2015 and now consists of over 300 women business owners in New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts. As of today we have eight chapters and are planning to open one in the Springfield area too. We meet once a month in each chapter to share our success stories, network, educate and support each other, as well as to help others to start and grow. Our meetings are always free and open to the public. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Sunday August 7, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Central Library
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Monday August 8, 2016 -  Saturday August 13, 2016 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue Drop-In Craft at all Locations Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Feeling creative? Drop into any Springfield City Library location today and make something fun! 

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: All Library Locations
Monday August 8, 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_trowel 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Sandtray Play Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Use a personal-sized sandbox and toys to create your own adventure, then share your adventure with the rest of the group!  Ages 3-12.  Ages 3-7 must be accompanies by an adult.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Buy Now Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Merkman   413-787-7746   dmerkman@springfieldcityhall.com
   

Informational talk on how to buy a home, sponsored by Buy Springfield Now.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_skate 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Skate Party for Summer Reading Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join the fun at Interskate 91 as we celebrate all your summer reading!

Get started in the Summer Reading Club to receive your invitation to our roller skating party! Children K-6 complete one tracking sheet; teens, read and log one book. Invitations allow the entire family to attend. Skate rental fees apply so if you have your own skates, do bring them! All ages.

Interskate 91 is located at 2043 Boston Rd, Wilbraham, MA 01095.

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Interskate 91
Tuesday August 9, 2016 Go To Top
rec_walking-hiker 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Walkabout East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let’s get fit! Join staff for a weekly walk through East Forest Park en route to Nathan Bill Park. In keeping with our Adult Summer Reading Club theme Exercise Your Mind, we can talk about books and movies as we stroll. The round-trip walk is 1.6 miles. Participants earn a chance to win a fitbit each time they attend. Refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library.

 

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

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 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: Lisa Lipshires   413-263-6828 ext 395   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

This month's selection is: The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl  by Timothy Egan (2005) nonfiction.

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

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

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

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

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

We regret that this program has been cancelled.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
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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
Wednesday August 10, 2016 Go To Top
rec_walking-hiker 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Walkabout Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Walking is great exercise! Get fit this summer, and join Brightwood Branch Library staff in a walk about the neighborhood. Bottled water, compliments of the Friends of the Library, will be provided for the walkers, and participants earn a chance to win a fitbit each time they attend. Exercise Your Mind as well as your body by joining in on a Walkabout as well as the Adult Summer Reading Club. Speak to a librarian for details.

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Brightwood
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
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
 
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
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Paint the Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us in the Mason Square Reading Garden to participate in a community art project! Grab some markers, a paintbrush, colored pencils, or a sheet of finger-painting paper and create a work of art to be displayed the following week at the Third Annual Community Picnic.

    Location: Mason Square
 
lib_book01 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teens - Create Your Own Unique Journal! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Some may call it a "junk journal" or "smash book." For sure it's not a regular journal, an art journal, scrapbook or a photo album. And it isn't an altered book. However, it can have elements of all those things...and it's a creation all your own! For teens ages 12 and up. Preregistration strongly suggested but not required.

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Indian Orchard
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
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 a story or two and an easy craft. No registration required. Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

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

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

    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   
   

Join us for Minecraft, an online game that promotes collaboration, problem solving, and creativity.  Space is limited to ten participants.  Sign-in begins at 5:15 p.m. in the Children's Room.  Ages 8-12.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
rec_tent 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Indoor Camping Party Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Did you know you can have a camping party in your house? Learn how to make a tent, tepee or fort inside. Play camp games and make s'mores while sitting beside our "camp fire."

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: East Springfield
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Comic Book Challenge Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Challenge your storytelling skills by writing or sketching a 1 -5 page comic book script, using the theme of games. Raffle prizes and all supplies will be included. For ages 8-19.

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 15 spaces available.
Thursday August 11, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
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rec_aerobics 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Summer Games Training Camp Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Are you ready to challenge yourself to amazing feats of prowess?

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM General Information About Health Insurance Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly Kelly   413-730-4842   kelly.kelly@bmchp.org
   

Health insurance can be confusing. A representative from Boston Medical Center Health Net Plan will be at the Indian Orchard Branch Library to answer questions and provide information on how to apply for low cost health insurance.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
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 encouraged. For more information, contact the branch.
    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
 
rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Adult Coloring at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Come down to the 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 and colored pencils. Every Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00PM in the Children's workroom.

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

    Location: Mason Square
 
ent_film-reel 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies at Mason Square: Mockingjay-Part 1 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

To complement the summer reading club theme, Get In The Game, the Mason Square branch will screen all four movies of the Hunger Games series, based off of the popular dystopian adventure books by Suzanne Collins.

Join us on Thursday, August 11th for our series' third installment: Mockingjay-Part 1. Rated PG13. Watch a preview here

The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage.

Summer Reading Club    
    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 August 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
 
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   lgrodofsky@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 August 13, 2016 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
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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
 
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 August 14, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Central Library
Monday August 15, 2016 -  Saturday August 20, 2016 Go To Top
rec_baseballglove Little Rookie Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Time for fall call ups. Make a cool Little Rookie baseball player to keep you company while watching your favorite baseball team. Drop-in craft all week long.

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Scavenger Hunt at all Locations Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Summer is fading, but there are still plenty of fun things to do in Springfield before the snow flies. Complete this scavenger hunt to get some great ideas! Grab a clue sheet, search the room for the answers, bring the sheet to the desk, and claim your prize! At all Springfield City Library locations during all open hours. Ages 5-12. 

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: All Library Locations
Monday August 15, 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_smiley 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Emoji Ornaments Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

What are cooler than Emojis? Your own Emoji ornaments. Hang on a tree, hang in your locker. For children ages 10 and up. Supplies will be limited so come early. 

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_trowel 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Sandtray Play Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Use a personal-sized sandbox and toys to create your own adventure, then share your adventure with the rest of the group!  Ages 3-12.  Ages 3-7 must be accompanies by an adult.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday August 16, 2016 Go To Top
rec_walking-hiker 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Walkabout East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let’s get fit! Join staff for a weekly walk through East Forest Park en route to Nathan Bill Park. In keeping with our Adult Summer Reading Club theme Exercise Your Mind, we can talk about books and movies as we stroll. The round-trip walk is 1.6 miles. Participants earn a chance to win a fitbit each time they attend. Refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library.

 

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

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 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_tshirt 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM CANCELLED: Sharpie Tie-dye T-shirts Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

We regret that this program has been cancelled.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
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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
Wednesday August 17, 2016 Go To Top
rec_walking-hiker 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Walkabout Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Walking is great exercise! Get fit this summer, and join Brightwood Branch Library staff in a walk about the neighborhood. Bottled water, compliments of the Friends of the Library, will be provided for the walkers, and participants earn a chance to win a fitbit each time they attend. Exercise Your Mind as well as your body by joining in on a Walkabout as well as the Adult Summer Reading Club. Speak to a librarian for details.

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Brightwood
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
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
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Paint the Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us in the Mason Square Reading Garden to participate in a community art project! Grab some markers, a paintbrush, colored pencils, or a sheet of finger-painting paper and create a work of art to be displayed the following day at the Third Annual Community Picnic.

    Location: Mason Square
 
elect_video_camera 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Dubsmash Video Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Dubsmash is the video making app that allows users to download audio clips and make mini-videos lip synching with the clip.

Join us for an afternoon of making Dubsmash videos. We’ll provide props, and space, and with parents' permission we’ll post the results on the Library Facebook Teen page.

    Location: East Springfield
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
rec_scissors&glue 3:00 PM  -  4:30 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. Share your "maker" skills and learn from other teens.

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

Join us for a story or two and an easy craft. No registration required. Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

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

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

    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   
   

Join us for Minecraft, an online game that promotes collaboration, problem solving, and creativity.  Space is limited to ten participants.  Sign-in begins at 5:15 p.m. in the Children's Room.  Ages 8-12.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Thursday August 18, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
elect_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   llipshires@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 Lisa.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 13 spaces available.
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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 select a book per month to read and discuss. Join us and widen your book-reading horizons! For more information, contact Peggy at 413-263-6846.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM CANCELLED: MakerLab at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

We regret that this program has been cancelled.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
ent_note 3:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Annie Curran Community Picnic and Farm Festival Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

In honor of Annie G. Curran, whose financial contributions helped make the Mason Square Branch what it is today, the branch will host its Third Annual Community Picnic on the front lawn. In partnership with Gardening the Community, the Forest Park zoo, the Springfield Election Commission, the Friends of the Library, and others this will be an exciting, all-ages picnic for neighborhood residents that includes games, fresh food, a book sale, zoo animals, music, and more.

 

    Location: Mason Square
 
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 encouraged. For more information, contact the branch.
    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
 
rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Adult Coloring at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Come down to the 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 and colored pencils. Every Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00PM in the Children's workroom.

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
Friday August 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_walking-hiker 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Walkabout Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We will meet at the Indian Orchard  Branch Library and leisurely walk along a neighborhood route. We will have a shortened route for people who are not accustomed to a longer distance and if the weather is extremely hot and humid.  Participants earn a chance to win a fitbit each time they attend. Water will be provided for all the walkers. 

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Indian Orchard
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
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   lgrodofsky@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 August 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  3:00 PM CPR for PCAs Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Edwin Lara   617-284-1286   edwin.lara@1199funds.org
   

1199 SEIU Workshop for Personal Care Attendants. Not library sponsored.

    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
Sunday August 21, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Central Library
Monday August 22, 2016 -  Saturday August 27, 2016 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue Drop-In Craft at all Locations Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Feeling creative? Drop into any Springfield City Library location today and make something fun! 

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: All Library Locations
Monday August 22, 2016 -  Friday September 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 100 Acts Quilt Display Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Please join us in the Mason Square Branch's Community Room for a display of the quilt developed by 100 Acts of Kindness Towards Pregnant Women Campaign, a project by the Springfield Department of Health and Human Services.

What is this quilt?

Between April and August of 2015 Project Baby Springfield talked to almost 1,000 Springfield residents as part of our 100 of Acts of Kindness Towards Pregnant Women campaign.  Each of you wrote down one act of kindness that can support pregnant women, lower stress, and improve birth outcomes.  Some of those messages were made into this quilt!

For More Information

Please visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/safeinfantsleep/ or some of these local organizations: MotherWoman, Square One, WIC, Tapestry Health, Caring Health Center diaper bank. Or check out this video: https://vimeo.com/166700843

The quilt will be on display in the Mason Square Branch's Community Room from Monday, August 22nd to Friday, September 16th.

    Location: Mason Square
Monday August 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_trowel 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Sandtray Play Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Use a personal-sized sandbox and toys to create your own adventure, then share your adventure with the rest of the group!  Ages 3-12.  Ages 3-7 must be accompanies by an adult.

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

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 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_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
   

Can you meet the building challenge?

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
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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
 
lib_book3 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Adult Summer Reading Club Finale Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Exercise Your Mind and join the Adult Summer Reading Club! Club members are invited to the Finale, a celebration of their participation. For 2016 we'll have live music, fresh summer pies, and lots of raffle prizes plus the announcement of the two grand prize winners. The more you read, the greater your chances to win so sign up soon, read and win!

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Wednesday August 24, 2016 Go To Top
rec_knitting 4:30 AM  -  5:30 AM CD Weaving Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   kshugrue@comcast.net
   

Create beautiful suncatchers by weaving yarn over old CDs. The results are spectacular, a great upcycling craft!

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
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
 
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 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 a story or two and an easy craft. No registration required. Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

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

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

    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   
   

Join us for Minecraft, an online game that promotes collaboration, problem solving, and creativity.  Space is limited to ten participants.  Sign-in begins at 5:15 p.m. in the Children's Room.  Ages 8-12.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Meet Authors Patricia Larsted and Bob Larsted Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nina Del Vecchio and Ann Silver   617-542-7860, x205   conference@ppal.net
   

Sponsored by Parent Professional Advocacy League (PPAL). Celebrating 25 years of advocacy for children and yourh mental health by hosting monthly events. Principal speakers: father  and daughter team: Patricia Larsted and Bob Larsted. Not a library program.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Thursday August 25, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

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

Build a basic spreadsheet and see how Excel can help you with household budgeting, record keeping, and data organization. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are assumed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Anna.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
office_meeting1 1:15 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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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
 
rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Adult Coloring at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Come down to the 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 and colored pencils. Every Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00PM in the Children's workroom.

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

    Location: Mason Square
 
ent_film-reel 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies at Mason Square: Mockingjay-Part 2 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

To complement the summer reading club theme, Get In The Game, the Mason Square branch will screen all four movies of the Hunger Games series, based off of the popular dystopian adventure books by Suzanne Collins.

Join us on Thursday, August 25th for the final installment of the series, Mockingjay-Part 2. Rated PG13. Watch a preview here.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 opens with Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) healing from an attack by Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), who she saved in the first Hunger Games and was subsequently captured and brainwashed (with brutal techniques, we discover) by Snow. She carries the guilt of his torture with the rest of her burdens. It’s not exaggeration to say that Jennifer Lawrence (no relation to the director) has centered and sustained the ever-sprawling saga as Katniss Everdeen, the reluctant rebel who became a revolutionary Joan of Arc, an inspirational figure that rouses the oppressed peoples to rise up against injustice. She’s a battle-scarred survivor, an authentic hero, and a teenage girl shouldering a responsibility she never wanted but can’t decline, and Lawrence captures all of those dimensions and more in her performance.

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM PJ StoryTime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Put on your jammies, brush your teeth, and come to the Forest Park Branch Library for stories, songs, fun and a light bedtime snack.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
Friday August 26, 2016 Go To Top
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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
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Buy Now Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Merkman   413-787-7746   dmerkman@springfieldcityhall.com
   

Informational talk on how to buy a home, sponsored by Buy Springfield Now.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
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   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_baby.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM 100 Acts Quilt Reception Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Please join us in the Mason Square Branch's Community Room for a reception celebrating the display of the quilt developed by 100 Acts of Kindness Towards Pregnant Women Campaign, a project by the Springfield Department of Health and Human Services.

What is this quilt?

Between April and August of 2015 Project Baby Springfield talked to almost 1,000 Springfield residents as part of our 100 of Acts of Kindness Towards Pregnant Women campaign.  Each of you wrote down one act of kindness that can support pregnant women, lower stress, and improve birth outcomes.  Some of those messages were made into this quilt!

For More Information

Please visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/safeinfantsleep/ or some of these local organizations: MotherWoman, Square One, WIC, Tapestry Health, Caring Health Center diaper bank. Or check out this video: https://vimeo.com/166700843

The quilt will be on display in the Mason Square Branch's Community Room from Monday, August 22nd to Friday, September 16th.

Light refreshments will be served at the reception.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Saturday August 27, 2016 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM 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
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Sunday August 28, 2016 Go To Top
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The Central Library is closed on Sundays during the summer through Labor Day.

    Location: Central Library
Monday August 29, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer3 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Hi!Tech Computer Clinic: Focus on Word Processing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Learn the basics of word processing in this hands-on workshop. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Linda.

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 4 spaces available.
Tuesday August 30, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 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
Wednesday August 31, 2016 Go To Top
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_book3 6:00 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 My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante.
  
The East Forest Park Book Discussion Group meets every month from 6 - 7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month. We select a new book to discuss every month. 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
Thursday September 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM New North Citizens' Council, Inc. Manager's Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luis Manzi   413-747-0090 x201   lmanzi@newnorthcc.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored program.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Neighborhood Playgroup Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@comcast.net
   

Come join us for fun and learning at a playgroup facilitated by the branch Children’s Librarian.  Meet other families, chat with the librarian about great books for your child, enjoy the toys in our Activity Center, try out art projects, and so much more!

 

No registration required, just drop-in any time during the program.  Birth-5 years, siblings welcome. An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.

 

For more information, please contact 413-263-6858 or lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org

    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
 
rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Adult Coloring at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Come down to the 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 and colored pencils. Every Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00PM in the Children's workroom.

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

    Location: Mason Square
Friday September 2, 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
Saturday September 3, 2016 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM 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 September 4, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Central Library
Monday September 5, 2016 Go To Top
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    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

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

    Location: All Library Locations
Tuesday September 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Hrobsky   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join your fellow builders in conquering a building challenge! Best for 5 - 14 year olds.

    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
 
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:30 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
Wednesday September 7, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM East Springfield Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
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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
 
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
Thursday September 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_vote.gif 7:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Forest Park: Poll Location for State 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 state 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 State 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 state 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 State 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 state 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
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Neighborhood Playgroup Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@comcast.net
   

Come join us for fun and learning at a playgroup facilitated by the branch Children’s Librarian.  Meet other families, chat with the librarian about great books for your child, enjoy the toys in our Activity Center, try out art projects, and so much more!

 

No registration required, just drop-in any time during the program.  Birth-5 years, siblings welcome. An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.

 

For more information, please contact 413-263-6858 or lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM General Information About Health Insurance Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly Kelly   413-730-4842   kelly.kelly@bmchp.org
   

Health insurance can be confusing. A representative from Boston Medical Center Health Net Plan will be at the Indian Orchard Branch Library to answer questions and provide information on how to apply for low cost health insurance.

    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
 
rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Adult Coloring at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Come down to the 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 and colored pencils. Every Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00PM in the Children's workroom.

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

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Friday September 9, 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
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rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit-Alongs at East Forest Park Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   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
Saturday September 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Springfield Cultural Council 2017 Grant Cycle Information Session Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Waleska Lugo-DeJesus, Vice President   413-231-2323   waleska155@comcast.net
   

Learn about the Sprinfield Cultural Council's 2017 grant opportunities.

Not a library sponsored program.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Buy Now Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Merkman   413-787-7746   dmerkman@springfieldcityhall.com
   

Informational talk on how to buy a home, sponsored by Buy Springfield Now.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch Bunch at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    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
 
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
 
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 September 11, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_libgraphic 12:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Central Library Open on Sundays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

The Central Library will re-open on Sundays beginning the first week after Labor Day through Memorial Day in May.

    Location: Central Library
Tuesday September 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Noon Hour Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lipshires   413-263-6828 ext 395   llipshires@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: Excellent Women by Barbara Pym (1952) fiction.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Quarterly Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elaine McHugh   617-204-3665   elaine.mchugh@mrc.state.ma.us
   

Mass State Rehabilitation Council quarterly business meeting. Not library sponsored.

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
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rec_chess_knight 3:30 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
Wednesday September 14, 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
 
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
Thursday September 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Neighborhood Playgroup Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@comcast.net
   

Come join us for fun and learning at a playgroup facilitated by the branch Children’s Librarian.  Meet other families, chat with the librarian about great books for your child, enjoy the toys in our Activity Center, try out art projects, and so much more!

 

No registration required, just drop-in any time during the program.  Birth-5 years, siblings welcome. An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.

 

For more information, please contact 413-263-6858 or lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org

    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 select a book per month to read and discuss. Join us and widen your book-reading horizons! For more information, contact Peggy at 413-263-6846.

Book & Craft Groups    
    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
 
rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Adult Coloring at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Come down to the 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 and colored pencils. Every Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00PM in the Children's workroom.

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
Friday September 16, 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
Saturday September 17, 2016 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
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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
Tuesday September 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
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
Wednesday September 21, 2016 Go To Top
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
 
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   llipshires@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
Thursday September 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Neighborhood Playgroup Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@comcast.net
   

Come join us for fun and learning at a playgroup facilitated by the branch Children’s Librarian.  Meet other families, chat with the librarian about great books for your child, enjoy the toys in our Activity Center, try out art projects, and so much more!

 

No registration required, just drop-in any time during the program.  Birth-5 years, siblings welcome. An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.

 

For more information, please contact 413-263-6858 or lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
office_meeting1 1:15 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
 
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
 
rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Adult Coloring at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Come down to the 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 and colored pencils. Every Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00PM in the Children's workroom.

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

    Location: Mason Square
Friday September 23, 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
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rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit-Alongs at East Forest Park Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   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
Saturday September 24, 2016 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM How to Pastel Paint Stunning Still Lifes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Greg Maichack will lead a free, adult-audience painting workshop on how to pastel paint still lifes using an easy-to-follow model that the participants will recreate. Good for even the beginner, this guided workshop will give adult learners a realistic take-home painting and an enjoyable learning experience.

Arts Workshops    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are 17 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
Monday September 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Early Literacy Coalition Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Corey Ferguson   413-263-6828 ext.201   cferguson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday September 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_video_camera2 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game ON! Video Gaming for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
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
 
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
Wednesday September 28, 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
 
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_book3 6:00 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 Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff.
  
The East Forest Park Book Discussion Group meets every month from 6 - 7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month. We select a new book to discuss every month. 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
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Thursday September 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Neighborhood Playgroup Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@comcast.net
   

Come join us for fun and learning at a playgroup facilitated by the branch Children’s Librarian.  Meet other families, chat with the librarian about great books for your child, enjoy the toys in our Activity Center, try out art projects, and so much more!

 

No registration required, just drop-in any time during the program.  Birth-5 years, siblings welcome. An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.

 

For more information, please contact 413-263-6858 or lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org

    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
 
rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Adult Coloring at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Come down to the 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 and colored pencils. Every Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00PM in the Children's workroom.

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

    Location: Mason Square
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Buy Now Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Merkman   413-787-7746   dmerkman@springfieldcityhall.com
   

Informational talk on how to buy a home, sponsored by Buy Springfield Now.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday September 30, 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