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Monday February 29, 2016 -  Monday May 30, 2016 Go To Top
nat_flower02 Spring Outside Teen/Tween Reading Challenge at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Ms. Meg challenges YOU to read. Choose from three different challenges, read ten books, at least. Can you do it? The prize? Ms. Meg will dye her hair any color, chosen by vote of teens who complete the challenge. Those completing the challenge will also be invited to an after-hours pizza and game night on Saturday, June 18th. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Open to youth ages 9 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
Thursday April 28, 2016 -  Tuesday May 31, 2016 Go To Top
rec_painters_palette.GIF FPMS Shines: Art by Forest Park Middle School Students Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in to the Forest Park Branch Library to see what the talented students of Forest Park Middle School have created this year! The art exhibit runs through May 31, 2016.

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

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

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Housing, Homelessness & Health Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shirley Rodriguez   413-794-7739   srodriguez@partnersforahealthiercommunity.org
   

Sponsored by Partners for a Healthier Community.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
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
 
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 April 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 8:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Ways with Words Training for Family Childcare Educators Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Preschool Enrichment Team   413-736-3900   
   

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

Preschool Enrichment Team    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Hi!Tech: Introduction to PowerPoint Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Add style and organization to your presentations with this powerful and popular program. The workshop is great for learning basic image editing too. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Matthew.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
   
 
ent_microphone1 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Springfield Speaks Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

People have a lot to say about the City of Homes, its struggles, successes, and its future. This April, city residents will have the opportunity to tell their stories and share their experiences of living in Springfield. On Saturdays, April 23 and April 30, you are encouraged to join us in the Mason Square Branch’s Community Room where City Library volunteers will conduct brief oral history interviews focusing on life in Springfield. These interviews will be compiled and presented in an online anthology later this summer. Do you have photographs of the city, your neighborhood, or Springfield events? Feel free to share. We’ll add photographs to the anthology as well.

Please note: all participants will have to sign off on a permission slip, so that we may use the content provided during the program.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are 19 spaces available.
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elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
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 May 2, 2016 -  Saturday May 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Children's Book Week Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrate Children’s Book Week with a challenging scavenger hunt. Find 12 picture book illustrations hidden around the library and receive a prize!  Drop in during open hours.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
holiday_heart2 Mother's Day Cards at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8! Children stopping in to the library will have an opportunity to express their appreciation and affection to their mothers by creating a personalized Mother’s Day card. All supplies provided -

 

    Location: East Forest Park
Monday May 2, 2016 -  Friday May 27, 2016 Go To Top
elect_camera Artwork at the Library: The Angel on My Shoulder Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Kicking off the Central Library's new art gallery is The Angel on My Shoulder, a photographic journal of the life of Rumer, a pit bull terrier, by Jolene Mercadante. Meet the author/photographer at the Wednesday May 11 reception, as well as listen to a reading from the her book The Angel on My Shoulder. Attendees earn a chance to win a free raffle prize of a framed artwork of Rumer.

Our new gallery, ART CENTRAL, is located in the second floor Periodical area. The exhibit will move to the Brightwood Branch Library in June.  This project is made possible with funds from the Springfield Cultural Council and the Friends of the Library.

Art & Photography Exhibits    
    Location: Central Library
 
elect_camera Brightwood Gallery: Birds of the Northeast Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a display of full-color bird photographs including both portraits and action shots (flying, feeding, bathing, singing, etc.). Photographers from the Allen Bird Club (a Springfield-based birding group) and beyond will display their works in this month-long exhibit.

The exhibit will move to the Central Library in June.

Art & Photography Exhibits    
    Location: Brightwood
Monday May 2, 2016 -  Saturday May 28, 2016 Go To Top
anim_dog1 National Pet Month Donation Drive Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

In honor of National Pet Month, the East Forest Park Branch Library will have a drop off donation box for animal care supplies. Help give back to the community and drop off some animal supplies at our library for animals in need at a local animal shelter. It's a very easy, simple way to make a contribution and make a difference in your community. During all open hours.

    Location: East Forest Park
Monday May 2, 2016 -  Tuesday May 31, 2016 Go To Top
anim_cat Exploring Animals through Crafts Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

In keeping with our May animal theme, children are invited to participate in animal crafts throughout the month of May. To put an educational spin on these drop-in crafts, they will also learn fun facts about the animals included. All ages welcome!

    Location: East Forest Park
Monday May 2, 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
 
rec_legoguy 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen MakerLab: LEGOs Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Today's project: LEGOs.

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

Come explore and construct with a wide variety of found and recycled materials. What can you build? Ages 6 - 12. Siblings welcome! Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday May 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Staffing Network - Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Paul A. N. Winspeare   413-461-3110   pwinspeare@stafingnetwork.com
   

Employment processing sponsored by Staffing Network. 

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime with the Museums 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 an activity!  Ages birth - age 5.  No registration required.

*Note: this program alternates between the Museums and the Children's Room at the Library.  This week we meet at the MUSEUM.  We'll gather in the Welcome Center at 10:15 a.m.  Be prepared to show your proof of Springfield residency or your Museum Membership to get in free.  Running late?  Welcome Center staff will direct you to our group.  

    Location: Central Library
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 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
 
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
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard LEGO Questers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
ent_drum1 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Rock the Stacks: Bucket Drumming at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come together for drumming at the library! Join the Brightwood Library and the Community Music School of Springfield for a six-week community-based after school music arts program. Learn a musical instrument, have fun, and find new ways to express yourself, while fostering whole brain engagement, self-discipline, stronger math and language arts skills, and more. Ages 6-14.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Wednesday May 4, 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
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit One, Read Too Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_handshake 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Let's Get to Work Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reggie Wilson   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

1:00-2:00  How to Dress for and Ace your Job Interview

How to Get Attention in Today’s Job Market

2:00-2:30  What it Takes to Succeed in the Workplace is not What You Think!

Maintaining a Positive Attitude for Job Seekers

2:00-3:00 Resume Critique (Wellman Hall)

Librarians from the City Library will take a look at your resume and provide valuable feedback to help you create an impressive resume.  Our expert staff is also very knowledgeable concerning any classes, databases, or services that the library has to help job seekers find employment.

Job Fair    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
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misc_handshake 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Let's Get to Work Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reggie Wilson   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

3:00-5:00 PM CAREER FAIR (In the Rotunda)

Bring your resume and talk with area employers about working for their company! Read our blog post for the complete list.

STOP IN AND MEET WITH REPRESENTATIVES FROM (In the Rotunda):

Springfield Technical Community College – “STCC is devoted to helping individuals achieve their goals. STCC has a remarkably extensive selection of degree programs, degree options and certificate programs (over 100, as a matter of fact!) - many of which are not available anywhere else in the region.”

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
ent_drum1 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Rock the Stacks! Bucket Drumming at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come together for drumming at the library! Join the Mason Square Library and the Community Music School of Springfield for a six-week community-based after school music arts program. Learn a musical instrument, have fun, and find new ways to express yourself, all while fostering whole brain engagement, self-discipline, stronger math and language arts skills, and more. Ages 6-14.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at 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   
   

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

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

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! 

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

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
Thursday May 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luis Manzi   413-747-0090, x201   lmanzi@newnorthcc.org
   

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

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

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Artist's Way Discussion and Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6843   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron in a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with writing and spoken exercises. The Artist’s Way develops new and aspiring artists by sharpening the artist-spiritual connection, and promises to be a highly personal and exciting journey. Workshops will be led by Louise White, a local painter, retired school teacher, and winner of the Hallmark Award for Art, and Alice Kelly, a seasoned spiritual coach and exponent of The Artist’s Way, with supplemental support by Phyllis St. George, Springfield editor, poet, and writing coach.

Writing Workshops    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
nat_flower01 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Paint a Flower Pot for Mother's Day! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Just in time for Spring, teens and tweens will have fun painting and creating a decorative pot to give to someone for Mother's Day. A plain terra cotta pot is transformed into something beautiful. A small flower is also added to complete the right touch. All supplies provided.      

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

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Indian Orchard branch for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space limited to 8 participants, and preregistration is required. For more information, contact the branch at 413-263-6846 or maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
ent_drum1 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Rock the Stacks!: Bucket Drumming at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   AHrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come together for drumming at the library! Join the Forest Park Library and the Community Music School of Springfield for a six-week community-based after school music arts program. Learn a musical instrument, have fun, and find new ways to express yourself, while fostering whole brain engagement, self-discipline, stronger math and language arts skills, and more. Ages 6-14. Community Music School of Springfield Instructor Rick Marshall will lead these programs. Rick has been a force on the Springfield music scene for more than 30 years. He has toured the country with Matt “Guitar” Murphy of the Blues Brothers fame, and played and recorded internationally with numerous renowned musical groups. Rick teaches drumming and drumming history, leads drumming workshops throughout New England and leads several of Community Music School of Springfield’s Community Partnership programs.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 30 spaces available.
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

 

    Location: Mason Square
 
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_filmproj 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Movies at Mason Square: Pan Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us in the Mason Square Branch's community room for Pan!

Living a bleak existence at a London orphanage, 12-year-old Peter (Levi Miller) finds himself whisked away to the fantastical world of Neverland. Adventure awaits as he meets new friend James Hook (Garrett Hedlund) and the warrior Tiger Lily (Rooney Mara). They must band together to save Neverland from the ruthless pirate Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman). Along the way, the rebellious and mischievous boy discovers his true destiny, becoming the hero forever known as Peter Pan.

Rated PG. Check out a preview of the movie here.

Popcorn will be served for free.

    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 May 6, 2016 Go To Top
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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
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
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 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mass Health Waiver Stakeholder Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Donna Kymalainen   617-886-8247   
   

Mass Health Stakeholder meeting sponsored by UMass Medical School/State of MA Medical Office. 

    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: 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 May 7, 2016 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue Celebrate Mothers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make a card to give to your mother! Craft materials will be supplied. During all open hours.

    Location: Forest Park
 
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
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Springfield Writes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Share your story! Join others and record your experiences about your life in Springfield. All writing backgrounds are invited to take part in this free, two-part memoir writing workshop led by local author Haven Williams. On May 7th we'll review what a memoir is and how to get started. Participants will try practice exercises to develop a focus in their writing. Then on May 14th participants will bring in samples of their writing and help each other with assistance from Mr. Williams and librarian Caitlin Kelley.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
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 May 8, 2016 Go To Top
ent_microphone1 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM 7 Minutes: Literary Arts Spotlight Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
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Monday May 9, 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
 
rec_scissors&glue 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Maker Mondays at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Come explore and construct with a wide variety of found and recycled materials. What can you build? Ages 6 - 12. Siblings welcome! Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday May 10, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Hi!Tech: Continuing with Computers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This hands-on workshop builds on Getting Started with Computers by reviewing basic aspects of 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 7 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime with the Museums 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 an activity!  Ages birth - age 5.  No registration required.

*Note:  This program alternates between the Museums and the Children's Room at the Library.  This week we'll meet in the LIBRARY.

    Location: Central Library Children's Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Noon Hour Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: 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 Hanging Judge by Michael Ponsor (2013) fiction.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM BUILD Health Site Visit Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Goddard   413-233-1640   sgoddard@haphousing.org
   

Meeting sponsored by HAP Housing. Principal speaker: Sarah Page. Not a library event.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An informal gathering of bibliophiles interested in sharing a love of books, favorite authors, and info on book-related news and events. Tonight's selection is Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday May 11, 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_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
 
food_cake 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Smoothies and Snacks for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrate spring! Stop by the Central Library Community Room to whip up a tasty smoothie and some seasonal snacks.

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

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

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
ent_drum1 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Rock the Stacks! Bucket Drumming at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come together for drumming at the library! Join the Mason Square Library and the Community Music School of Springfield for a six-week community-based after school music arts program. Learn a musical instrument, have fun, and find new ways to express yourself, all while fostering whole brain engagement, self-discipline, stronger math and language arts skills, and more. Ages 6-14.

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
misc_kids 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Japanese Carp Wind Sock Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   kshugrue@springfieldlibrary.org
   

It's all about kite flying, and learning a bit about Japanese culture, as we create beautiful wind socks. 

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM LEGO Club at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   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
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elect_laptop.GIF 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Minecraft at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! 

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Pajama Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
 
office_pencil 6:00 PM  -  7:15 PM Comic Book Writing Group for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Second Wednesday of every month.

 

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Craft Night at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Monthly all-ages craft night. Come have fun!

    Location: East Springfield
 
elect_camera 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Reception for The Angel on My Shoulder Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Kicking off the Central Library's new art gallery is The Angel on My Shoulder, a photographic journal of the life of Rumer, a pit bull terrier. The reception on Wednesday May 11th will unveil the photography, as well as a reading from the artist's book The Angel on My Shoulder. Attendees earn a chance to win a free raffle prize of a framed artwork of Rumer.

This project is made possible with funds from the Springfield Cultural Council and the Friends of the Library.

Art & Photography Exhibits    
    Location: Central Library
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM MassHealth Family Forum Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Hallisey   617-847-1262   jennifer.hallisey@state.ma.us
   

Family Forum for feedback on MassHealth Children's Behavioral Health Services. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Thursday May 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  5:00 PM Strategies for Trauma Awareness Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Janeen Smith   617-695-2436   jsmith@massmentors.org
   

Capacity Building Training sponsored by Mass Mentoring Partnership. Principal speakers: Nate Baum and Janeen Smith, Managers of Training and Technical Assistance. 

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Artist's Way Discussion and Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6843   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron in a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with writing and spoken exercises. The Artist’s Way develops new and aspiring artists by sharpening the artist-spiritual connection, and promises to be a highly personal and exciting journey. Workshops will be led by Louise White, a local painter, retired school teacher, and winner of the Hallmark Award for Art, and Alice Kelly, a seasoned spiritual coach and exponent of The Artist’s Way, with supplemental support by Phyllis St. George, Springfield editor, poet, and writing coach.

Writing Workshops    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
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
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Manga and More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   chenriquez@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Indian Orchard branch for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space limited to 8 participants, and preregistration is required. For more information, contact the branch at 413-263-6846 or maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org.

    Location: Indian Orchard
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ent_drum1 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Rock the Stacks!: Bucket Drumming at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   AHrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come together for drumming at the library! Join the Forest Park Library and the Community Music School of Springfield for a six-week community-based after school music arts program. Learn a musical instrument, have fun, and find new ways to express yourself, while fostering whole brain engagement, self-discipline, stronger math and language arts skills, and more. Ages 6-14. Community Music School of Springfield Instructor Rick Marshall will lead these programs. Rick has been a force on the Springfield music scene for more than 30 years. He has toured the country with Matt “Guitar” Murphy of the Blues Brothers fame, and played and recorded internationally with numerous renowned musical groups. Rick teaches drumming and drumming history, leads drumming workshops throughout New England and leads several of Community Music School of Springfield’s Community Partnership programs.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 30 spaces available.
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

 

    Location: Mason Square
 
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_filmproj 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Movies at Mason Square: The Good Dinosaur Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us in the Mason Square Branch's community room for The Good Dinosaur!

"The Good Dinosaur" asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.

Rated PG. Check out a preview of the movie here

    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 May 13, 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
 
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 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mass Health Waiver Stakeholder Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Donna Kymalainen   617-886-8247   
   

Mass Health Stakeholder meeting sponsored by UMass Medical School/State of MA Medical Office. 

    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: 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 May 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Bloodborne Pathogens for PCAs Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linnea Rego   617-284-1216   linnea.rego@1199funds.org
   

1199 SEIU Workshop for PCA. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
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elect_e_reader.GIF 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Teens Teaching Tech to Adults Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The technology world is taking over. Teens want to help adults bridge technology, helping them to become more tech savvy. Teen volunteers will teach adults how to use their phones and tablets to connect with family and friends.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Mother & Daughter Soiree Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stacey Taylor   312-730-0095   stacey@igniteone.org
   

Mother, daughter recruitment event sponsored by Ignite One/STYLE Girls Mentoring Program.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
ent_microphone1 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Author Talk: Kate Anderson and Her New Book Hospital Hill Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Please join us for a book signing featuring local author Kate Anderson. She has written a terrific, page-turning novel, Hospital Hill, with Northampton Hospital for the Insane as its frightening locale. “In 1959 Valerie Martin takes a job on the wards of Northampton State Hospital for the Insane where she spends the next twenty years climbing the ranks. When the hospital closes she leaves for good, or so she thinks. Weeks away from retirement, she is called back to complete one last task and finds a disturbing trend amongst some of the female patients and she has a hunch: these women were murdered.” Ms. Anderson's signing will include a slideshow of historic Northampton State Hospital photographs and she will display a collection of fascinating artifacts. Refreshments will follow, compliments of the Friends of the Library.

    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
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Springfield Writes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Share your story! Join others and record your experiences about your life in Springfield. All writing backgrounds are invited to take part in this free, two-part memoir writing workshop led by local author Haven Williams. On May 7th we'll review what a memoir is and how to get started. Participants will try to practice exercises to develop a focus in their writing. Then on May 14th participants will bring in samples of their writing and help each other with assistance from Mr. Williams and librarian Caitlin Kelley.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
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 May 15, 2016 Go To Top
ent_note 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rotunda Rhythms: Meadow Flutes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Springfield based Meadow Flutes return with their lovely program of popular and classical arrangements for flute quartet. With lilting lines and soothing sounds Meadow Flutes offer music that is both relaxing and charming, yielding a delightful hour of easily enjoyed chamber songs.

This concert is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Friends of the Library.

Rotunda Rhythms    
    Location: Central Library Rotunda
Monday May 16, 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  -  2:30 PM COWNT Coalition Network Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brenda Evans   413-787-6756   bevans@springfieldcityhall.com
   

Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Mass Health Stakeholder Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Donna Kymalainen   617-886-8247   
   

Sponsored by UMass Medical School on behalf of Mass Health.

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

Come explore and construct with a wide variety of found and recycled materials. What can you build? Ages 6 - 12. Siblings welcome! Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday May 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Mass Virtual Academy Testing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sue Powers     
   

MCAS Testing for the Massachusetts Virtual Academy (MAVA).

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime with the Museums 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 an activity!  Ages birth - age 5.  No registration required.

*Note: this program alternates between the Museums and the Children's Room at the Library.  This week we meet at the MUSEUM.  We'll gather in the Welcome Center at 10:15.  Be prepared to show your proof of Springfield residence or your Museum Membership to get in free.  Running late?  Welcome Center staff will direct you to our group.  

    Location: Central Library
 
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
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard LEGO Questers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 5:15 PM  -  7:15 PM AFSCME 3556 Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ruth Canning   413-262-9883   local3556@gmail.com
   

Not a library event.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
elect_camera 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Reception for the Brightwood Gallery Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meet the Brightwood Gallery’s featured photographers at this public reception for its new display Birds of the Northeast. Refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library will be offered, as will a free raffle for a finished art piece by bird photographer Joe Oliverio.

Art & Photography Exhibits    
    Location: Brightwood
Wednesday May 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Mass Virtual Academy Testing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sue Powers     
   

MCAS Testing for the Massachusetts Virtual Academy (MAVA).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
misc_house.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Landlord and Tenant Law: What You Need to Know Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

A panel of lawyers will be available to you to answer questions about apartment leases, evictions, rental disputes, and other matters concerning residential landlord/tenant issues. Questions will be fielded one at time in this public forum designed for the general public, and are limited to ten minutes. Please sign up early so that staff can budget time for your question. This program is presented in conjunction with the Hampden County Bar Association.

    Location: Mason Square
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
ent_drum1 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Rock the Stacks! Bucket Drumming at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come together for drumming at the library! Join the Mason Square Library and the Community Music School of Springfield for a six-week community-based after school music arts program. Learn a musical instrument, have fun, and find new ways to express yourself, all while fostering whole brain engagement, self-discipline, stronger math and language arts skills, and more. Ages 6-14.

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

Based on the American Girl books, this free club is for ages 6 to 14.  Come make a craft and enjoy a snack based on the time period of the American Girl chosen for the month. Preregistration is encouraged.  Stop by the branch or call 413-263-6840.

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

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

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

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

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! 

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Pajama Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mandated Reporting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joanna Doyle   781-275-2433, x622   jdoyle@clarendonfdc.org
   

Clarendon Early Education and Care training. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Thursday May 19, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Hi!Tech: Introduction to the Web Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Artist's Way Discussion and Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6843   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron in a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with writing and spoken exercises. The Artist’s Way develops new and aspiring artists by sharpening the artist-spiritual connection, and promises to be a highly personal and exciting journey. Workshops will be led by Louise White, a local painter, retired school teacher, and winner of the Hallmark Award for Art, and Alice Kelly, a seasoned spiritual coach and exponent of The Artist’s Way, with supplemental support by Phyllis St. George, Springfield editor, poet, and writing coach.

Writing Workshops    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Mass Health Stakeholder Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Donna Kymalainen   617-886-8247   
   

Sponsored by UMass Medical School on behalf of Mass Health.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
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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
   

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.

    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 required. For more information, contact the branch at 413-263-6846 or maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org.

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Mason Square
 
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 May 20, 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
 
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  5:00 PM Special Education Transition Day Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jeannine Ryan   413-787-2900   
   

Special education transition day sponsored by the Springfield Public Schools.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   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
 
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
 
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 May 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_smiley 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Beantown Jumpers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come see a competitive Double Dutch team from the Boston area perform a “Fusion” music presentation followed by a demonstration of the jumping styles needed for competitions. This includes speed, compulsory (25-second dance routine) and a free-style (tricks) routine.  After the presentation, boys and girls from grade 2 through high school area encouraged to try it out.  Wear your sneakers and learn how to jump in, turn the ropes and share some of their jump rope tricks!  Registration is recommended but not required. Please sign up by calling the branch or sign up online.  Groups, please call ahead to make arrangements.

The Beantown Jumpers team has continued to have National Jumpers and State Champions jumpers in many grades every year. In June 2015, their 4th grade girls team placed in the top three in the 10 year old division at the USA National Jumprope Competition in Orlando, Florida. In June 2014, their 8th grade team placed 3rd at the World ADDL Invitational Tournament in S.C. In June, 2012 at the 39th World Invitational Tournament their 7th grade doubles team placed 3rd. For more information about the team, check out their website www.beantownjumpers.com

Funding provided by the Forest Park Civic Association , Mass Cultural Council and the Friends of the Springfield Library.

Please NOTE: Program will be held at the Clodo Concepcion Community Center behind the Sixteen Acres Branch Library.

 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
        There are 98 spaces available.
 
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: 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
 
misc_smiley 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Beantown Jumpers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come see a competitive Double Dutch team from the Boston area perform a “Fusion” music presentation followed by a demonstration of the jumping styles needed for competitions.  This includes speed, compulsory (25-second dance routine) and a free-style (tricks) routine.  After the presentation, boys and girls from grade 2 through high school area encouraged to try it out.  Wear your sneakers and learn how to jump in, turn the ropes and share some of their jump rope tricks!  Registration is recommended but not required. Please sign up by calling the branch or sign up online.  Groups, please call ahead to make arrangements.

The Beantown Jumpers team has continued to have National Jumpers and State Champions jumpers in many grades every year. In June 2015, their 4th grade girls team placed in the top three in the 10 year old division at the USA National Jumprope Competition in Orlando, Florida. In June 2014, their 8th grade team placed 3rd at the World ADDL Invitational Tournament in S.C. In June, 2012 at the 39th World Invitational Tournament their 7th grade doubles team placed 3rd. For more information about the team, check out their website www.beantownjumpers.com.

Funding provided by the Forest Park Civic Association , Mass Cultural Council and the Friends of the Springfield Library

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 50 spaces available.
 
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 May 22, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_libgraphic Central Library: Last Sunday Opening Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

May 22 is the last Sunday opening at the Central Library. The Central Library will be closed on Sundays during the summer through Labor Day.

    Location: Central Library
Monday May 23, 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 Resumes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Learn how to compose a resume using templates available online at the library. We will explore different resume resources in a small group setting.   

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Forest Park
   
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Mass Health Stakeholder Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Donna Kymalainen   617-886-8247   
   

Sponsored by UMass Medical School on behalf of Mass Health.

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

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
rec_scissors&glue 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Maker Mondays at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Come explore and construct with a wide variety of found and recycled materials. What can you build? Ages 6 - 12. Siblings welcome! Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday May 24, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Hi!Tech: Introduction to Word Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Learn basic aspects of word processing in this hands-on workshop to help you create and edit standard text documents. Basic skill with a mouse and keyboarding are needed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Matthew.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 12 spaces available.
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lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime with the Museums 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 an activity!  Ages birth - age 5.  No registration required.

*Note:  This program alternates between the Museums and the Children's Room at the Library.  This week we'll meet in the LIBRARY.

    Location: Central Library Children's Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Launch of WGBY DVD Collection Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Homeschool Girls DIY and Fun Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Stefaniak   413-265-9014   jenabeejo@yahoo.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday May 25, 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
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Mass Health Stakeholder Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Donna Kymalainen   617-886-8247   
   

Sponsored by UMass Medical School on behalf of Mass Health.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM LEGO Animal Creations at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The East Forest Park Branch Library will be hosting a LEGO event, "Creating Animals." Children ages 4-12 will be encouraged to build with our enormous LEGO collection. This program enhances social interaction skills and creativity. An exhibit of the children’s creations will be showcased with their names and ages.

 

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Pajama Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  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
 
ent_note 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Celtic Lore and Song by Jeff Snow Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

A solo performance by Jeff Snow who will recite stories of Celtic history, culture, and lore punctuated by Celtic song and music. He sings and performs with plucked and strummed stringed instruments and small percussion. A treat for the whole family.

 

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

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin.

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 are 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 May 26, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Hi!Tech: Introduction to Excel Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Build a basic spreadsheet and see how Excel can help you with household budgeting, record keeping, and data organization. Basic skill with a mouse and keyboarding are 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  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 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
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Artist's Way Discussion and Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6843   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron in a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with writing and spoken exercises. The Artist’s Way develops new and aspiring artists by sharpening the artist-spiritual connection, and promises to be a highly personal and exciting journey. Workshops will be led by Louise White, a local painter, retired school teacher, and winner of the Hallmark Award for Art, and Alice Kelly, a seasoned spiritual coach and exponent of The Artist’s Way, with supplemental support by Phyllis St. George, Springfield editor, poet, and writing coach.

Writing Workshops    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
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office_meeting1 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Circle in The Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Indian Orchard branch for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space limited to 8 participants, and preregistration is required. For more information, contact the branch at 413-263-6846 or maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
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_note 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Jazz Fest at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Our second annual food and music festival celebrating the musical and culinary traditions of jazz. The event will feature two bands and a Cajun-influenced buffet.

    Location: Mason Square
Friday May 27, 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
 
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  5:00 PM Special Education Transition Day Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jeannine Ryan   413-787-2900   
   

Special education transition day sponsored by the Springfield Public Schools.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   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
 
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
 
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 May 28, 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
Sunday May 29, 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 on Sundays during the summer through Labor Day.

    Location: Central Library
Monday May 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_usflag Memorial 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 Memorial Day.

    Location: All Library Locations
Tuesday May 31, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Music Together 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 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: 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
 
rec_legoguy 3:45 PM  -  5:30 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 compete to win a free copy of the LEGO Ideas Book: Unlock Your Imagination by Daniel Lipkowitz.

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday June 1, 2016 -  Thursday June 30, 2016 Go To Top
elect_camera Artwork at the Library: The Angel on My Shoulder Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The Angel on My Shoulder, a photographic journal of the life of Rumer, a pit bull terrier, will move to the Brightwood Branch Library in June.

This project is made possible with funds from the Springfield Cultural Council and the Friends of the Library.

Art & Photography Exhibits    
    Location: Brightwood
 
elect_camera Central Library Gallery: Birds of the Northeast Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a display of full-color bird photographs including both portraits and action shots (flying, feeding, bathing, singing, etc.). Photographers from the Allen Bird Club (a Springfield-based birding group) and beyond will display their works in this month-long exhibit.

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

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

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

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

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

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

This hands-on workshop for computer novices reviews basic keyboarding and mousing, introduces the desktop, and more to get you started using the computer. No experience necessary! Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. This class will be held in the Read/Write/Now Computer Lab at the Library Express at Pine Point.

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

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

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
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 June 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luis Manzi   413-747-0090, x201   lmanzi@newnorthcc.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup 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, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
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
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Artist's Way Discussion and Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6843   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron in a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with writing and spoken exercises. The Artist’s Way develops new and aspiring artists by sharpening the artist-spiritual connection, and promises to be a highly personal and exciting journey. Workshops will be led by Louise White, a local painter, retired school teacher, and winner of the Hallmark Award for Art, and Alice Kelly, a seasoned spiritual coach and exponent of The Artist’s Way, with supplemental support by Phyllis St. George, Springfield editor, poet, and writing coach.

Writing Workshops    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Life Reimagined Checkup Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Masters   617-305-0564   lisamasters6@gmail.com
   

AARP Massachusetts Community Outreach program. Not library sponsored.

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

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

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
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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anim_spider 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Bug Off! Dealing with Mosquitoes, Ticks, and Other Insects Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

With warm summer days come insect pests that can impact your health, your home, and your garden. Luckily, with a little bit of knowledge, you can protect yourself from bugs and their ill effects. Join us to learn about the health risks posed by bugs, the natural ways to repel them, and how to differentiate between good bugs and bad ones.

Baystate Medical Center’s librarian Margot Malachowski will be on hand to talk about bug-borne illness spread by ticks and mosquitoes, including the Zika Virus and Lyme Disease, and Sister Anna Muhammad, of the Springfield Food Policy Council, will discuss different recipes for natural bug repellent and describe which “pests” are worth keeping around.

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

AARP Massachusetts Community Outreach program. Not library sponsored.

    Location: 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 June 3, 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
 
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 2:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Magnification Tools for Today and Tomorrow Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen McNamara   413-537-9240   lomartha@comcast.net
   

Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) Library of MA new technology training for teachers of visually impaired students. 

    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: 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 June 4, 2016 Go To Top
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
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elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
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 June 5, 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 on Sundays during the summer through Labor Day.

    Location: Central Library
Tuesday June 7, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Music Together 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 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: 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
 
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
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama 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 in your pajamas for stories, songs and a bedtime snack!

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday June 8, 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_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
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elect_computer3 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Hi!Tech: Continuing with Computers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This hands-on workshop builds on Getting Started with Computers by reviewing basic aspects of computing. It is the perfect class for new computer users who have a good understanding of using a mouse and the keyboard already. Completion of Getting Started with Computers is recommended. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. This class will be held in the Read/Write/Now Center at Library Express at Pine Point.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Read/Write/Now
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Graduation Setup Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Geneva Caffee   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Reserved all day for Graduation Setup

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

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

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
lib_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
 
misc_trowel 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Planting Day! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6846   kshugrue@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us as we sow some seeds in our little Pine Point Planters, anticipating yummy vegetables to come.  

    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. ( No Lego Club June 15 and July 13.)

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
office_pencil 6:00 PM  -  7:15 PM Comic Book Writing Group for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Second Wednesday of every month.

 

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 15 spaces available.
Thursday June 9, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Hi!Tech: Getting Started with Computers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   kmcguirl@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Springfield
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup 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, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Artist's Way Discussion and Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6843   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron in a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with writing and spoken exercises. The Artist’s Way develops new and aspiring artists by sharpening the artist-spiritual connection, and promises to be a highly personal and exciting journey. Workshops will be led by Louise White, a local painter, retired school teacher, and winner of the Hallmark Award for Art, and Alice Kelly, a seasoned spiritual coach and exponent of The Artist’s Way, with supplemental support by Phyllis St. George, Springfield editor, poet, and writing coach.

Writing Workshops    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
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
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Manga and More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   chenriquez@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Friday June 10, 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
 
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
 
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 June 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Basic Garden Techniques Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    413-214-1237   diegonisa@hotmail.com
   

Springfield Food policy community garden workshop. Principal speaker: Ms. Bettye Frederic. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Printmaking Family Program Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop-in and create your own unique artwork! Visit our three printmaking stations for innovative yet easy projects using crayons, markers, paint and common household recyclables. Youth of all ages are welcome, from toddlers to teens. Please dress for (a little bit of ) mess.

This is a great opportunity to make a birthday, graduation, or Father’s Day gift for a special person in your life!

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_paintpalette02 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: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@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: East Forest Park
        There are 7 spaces available.
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elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

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

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

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 June 12, 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 on Sundays during the summer through Labor Day.

    Location: Central Library
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 Writing 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
   

Submit an original piece of fiction from any genre. Piece should be between 500-2500 words. First place winner will win a gift certificate and second place winner 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
 
office_pencil Poetry Writing 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
   

Submit an original poem (includes writing in verse). Piece should be up to 500 words. First place winner will win a gift certificate and second place winner 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
Tuesday June 14, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Music Together 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 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: 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 Round House by Louise Erdrich (2012) fiction.

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

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

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

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

    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 June 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Advisory Council Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elizabeth Szarkowski   413-858-3119   lszarkowski@sdn.org
   

Springfield Healthy Families program. Not library sponsored.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Explore the web and how it is set up by looking at popular websites, reviewing key web terms and services, as well as learning basic web navigation and effective searching. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are assumed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. This class will be held in the Read/Write/Now Center at Library Express at Pine Point.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Read/Write/Now
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
lib_book3 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM American Girl Club at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Based on the American Girl books, this free club is for ages 6 to 14.  Come make a craft and enjoy a snack based on the time period of the American Girl chosen for the month. Preregistration is encouraged.  Stop by the branch or call 413-263-6840.

    Location: East Springfield
 
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
Thursday June 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Basic Rights in Special Education/Turning 3 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anitza Guadarrama-Tiernan   617-502-8751   anitza.guadarrama-tiernan@state.ma.us
   

Training for professionals sponsored by the Children's Trust. Principal speaker: Federation for Children with Special Needs.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Hi!Tech: Continuing with Computers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   kmcguirl@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Springfield
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup 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, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Artist's Way Discussion and Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6843   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron in a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with writing and spoken exercises. The Artist’s Way develops new and aspiring artists by sharpening the artist-spiritual connection, and promises to be a highly personal and exciting journey. Workshops will be led by Louise White, a local painter, retired school teacher, and winner of the Hallmark Award for Art, and Alice Kelly, a seasoned spiritual coach and exponent of The Artist’s Way, with supplemental support by Phyllis St. George, Springfield editor, poet, and writing coach.

Writing Workshops    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 10 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
   

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.

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Mason Square
 
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 June 17, 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
 
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
 
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 June 18, 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
Sunday June 19, 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 on Sundays during the summer through Labor Day.

    Location: Central Library
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.

    Location: All Library Locations
Monday June 20, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer3 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM HiTech: Computer Clinic Focus on Spreadsheetss Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM 3D Printer Demo Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Get to know the Cube 3D printer, the library’s latest piece of technology. The Cube prints three-dimensional objects using compostable plastic. Drop in and watch as the printer creates a 3D object and enjoy a “making” craft with traditional materials, too.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 6 spaces available.
Tuesday June 21, 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.

 

    Location: East Forest Park
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Music Together 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 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: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 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
 
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
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama 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 in your pajamas for stories, songs and a bedtime snack!

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
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Wednesday June 22, 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.

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

Discover what Google cannot find for you, and learn special searching tricks to maximize your results. Practice completing online forms and more in this interactive exploration of web services. Completion of Introduction to the Web is recommended. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. This class will be held in the Read/Write/Now Computer Lab at Library Express at Pine Point.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Read/Write/Now
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Designing with Tinkercad Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Learn how to design your own 3D creations in this interactive workshop! Tinkercad is an easy-to-use, browser-based CAD (Computer-aided design) program that lets you turn ideas into a 3D printable file. If time allows, workshop participants may have the opportunity to print their creations at the conclusion of the program. Please register online or call 413-263-6828 ext 425. This program is for teens and tweens, age 11-18.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 6 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. 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. ( No Lego Club June 15 and July 13.)

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
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 Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner. *Please note that this month we will meet on the fourth Wednesday instead of the last Wednesday.

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
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Behavioral Health Services Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joanna Doyle   781-275-2433, x622   jdoyle@clarendonfdc.org
   

Clarendon Early Education and Care training. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Thursday June 23, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Hi!Tech: Introduction to the Web Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   kmcguirl@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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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office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Artist's Way Discussion and Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6843   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron in a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with writing and spoken exercises. The Artist’s Way develops new and aspiring artists by sharpening the artist-spiritual connection, and promises to be a highly personal and exciting journey. Workshops will be led by Louise White, a local painter, retired school teacher, and winner of the Hallmark Award for Art, and Alice Kelly, a seasoned spiritual coach and exponent of The Artist’s Way, with supplemental support by Phyllis St. George, Springfield editor, poet, and writing coach.

Writing Workshops    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
office_meeting1 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Circle in The Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
food_salad 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Power Food Challenge! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Only the bravest gourmet will remain standing! We will have a selection of healthy foods to try. Get through a taste of all our powerful food and win a prize!

    Location: East Springfield
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

 

    Location: Mason Square
 
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: Brightwood Community Room
 
ent_note 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Summer Concert: Too Human Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   rpotter@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrate the arrival of summer with our first garden concert. The June concert will feature Too Human in an hour’s performance of popular songs (singing, guitar, percussion) including covers and originals and will be held out-of-doors on the southwest lawn in the new garden, weather permitting. The program is good for all ages.

Concerts    
    Location: Forest Park
Friday June 24, 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. 

    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
 
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
 
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 June 25, 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
 
food_pizza 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Spring Outside Reading Challenge Pizza Party Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mcaust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Teens and tweens completing the Spring Outside Reading Challenge at Indian Orchard are invited to an After Hours Pizza and Gaming Party.  For ages 9-18. For more information, call 413-263-6846.

    Location: Indian Orchard
Sunday June 26, 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 on Sundays during the summer through Labor Day.

    Location: Central Library
Monday June 27, 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 June 28, 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.

 

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Music Together 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 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: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_video_camera2 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game ON! Video Gaming for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
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Wednesday June 29, 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.

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

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

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

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

Learn basic aspects of word processing in this hands-on workshop to help you create and edit standard text documents. Basic skill with a mouse and keyboarding are needed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Matthew.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Read/Write/Now
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Minute to Win It Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Normand   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!

    Location: Mason Square
 
misc_kapow.GIF 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Giant Jenga! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

If you thought regular Jenga was fun, wait until you try Giant Jenga! Crashing fun four feet high!  Be the last one to pull out the block before it all comes crashing down. 

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

Join us for 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. ( No Lego Club June 15 and July 13.)

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Thursday June 30, 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_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Artist's Way Discussion and Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6843   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron in a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with writing and spoken exercises. The Artist’s Way develops new and aspiring artists by sharpening the artist-spiritual connection, and promises to be a highly personal and exciting journey. Workshops will be led by Louise White, a local painter, retired school teacher, and winner of the Hallmark Award for Art, and Alice Kelly, a seasoned spiritual coach and exponent of The Artist’s Way, with supplemental support by Phyllis St. George, Springfield editor, poet, and writing coach.

Writing Workshops    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_questionmark_blue 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Minute to Win It Challenge Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Get in the game! Try these fun, fast-paced challenges using household items and discover what you can do! This program will be held on the front lawn, weather permitting. This program is intended for teens and tweens. Register online or call the branch.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

 

    Location: Mason Square
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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
 
elect_e_reader.GIF 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Using Library Ebooks Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   rpotter@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Did you know that the library has free ebooks for you to use with your smartphone, tablet, or laptop computer? Let us show you what we have and how to use them in this quick tour of our digital collections.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
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
 
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 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Pool Noodle Hockey at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia LaBroad   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    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 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 on Sundays during the summer through Labor Day.

    Location: Central Library
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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 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.

 

    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
 
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 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.

    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 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Bubbles and Sidewalk Chalk Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Normand   413-263-6853   
   

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

    Location: Mason Square
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misc_kids 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
 
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. ( No Lego Club June 15 and July 13.)

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
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 July 7, 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 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Amazing Bubbles at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Normand   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.

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

Drop in and play Wii games, board games, card games, and more! Snacks will be provided while supplies last.

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

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

 

    Location: Mason Square
 
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
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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. 

    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 July 9, 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
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 on Sundays during the summer through Labor Day.

    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
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.

 

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 10 spaces available.
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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
 
food_salad 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Tasty Tuesdays at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Teens and tweens can learn how to make a tasty snack. While supplies last.

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_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.

    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
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Indoor Games: Tic-Tac-Toe and Hopscotch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Normand   413-263-6853   
   

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

    Location: Mason Square
 
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.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
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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 Commun