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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
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
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 closed 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
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Staffing Network Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Paul Winspeare   413-461-3110   pwinspeare@staffingnetwork.com
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
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 Art Central: 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
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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
 
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 is 1 space 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
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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
 
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: Mason Square
 
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
Friday June 3, 2016 -  Saturday June 11, 2016 Go To Top
rec_walking-hiker Our Neighborhood Through Our Eyes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Community Art Walk. Photographs that fifth grade students from Sumner Avenue Elementary School have taken will be displayed in several Forest Park neighborhood locations including the Forest Park Branch Library, The Drama Studio, Food Zone, Forest Park Eye Care and Trinity United Methodist Church.. Pick up a booklet with a map at any location and view the photographs they chose to take that captured the beauty of the Forest Park neighborhood and why they chose them.

Sponsored by the Sumner Avenue Elementary School, Trinity United Methodist Church and the Springfield City Library.

Art & Photography Exhibits    
    Location: Forest Park
Friday June 3, 2016 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   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
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Doula Task Force Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Glenda Datsko   413-548-6415   mdwf4life@yahoo.com
    Location: Mason Square
 
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
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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
 
elect_camera 5:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Our Neighborhood Through Our Eyes Community Art Walk and Reception Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Opening Reception and Community Art Walk. Come celebrate the beauty of the Forest Park neighborhood. Fifth grade students from Sumner Avenue Elementary School have taken photographs that remind them of how beautiful Forest Park truly is. Join us at the Forest Park Branch Library at 5:30 p.m. to hear from students and community leaders. Enjoy some light refreshments and then walk together to visit each of the seven sites in the neighborhood that have displayed the photographs.

Participants completing the entire Art Walk can enter a raffle for a gift certificate.  Businesses participating in the Art Walk include: The Forest Park Branch Library, The Drama Studio, Food Zone, Forest Park Eye Care and Trinity United Methodist Church. The exhibit will continue through June 11.

Sponsored by the Sumner Avenue Elementary School, Trinity United Methodist Church and the Friends of the Springfield Library.

Art & Photography Exhibits    
    Location: 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
 
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 closed on Sundays during the summer through Labor Day.

    Location: Central Library
Monday June 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Census Bureau Job Recruiting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cynthia Bunnell   413-374-4098   cynthia.bunnell@census.gov
   

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday June 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Talking with Children About Money Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luba Feigenberg   617-596-5509   luba_feigenberg@gse.harvard.edu
   

Focus group sponsored by Making Caring Common Project.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
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
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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
 
rec_baseballglove 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Author Talk: Dingers, the 101 Most Memorable Homeruns by Tom Shea Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

If you are a baseball fan you cannot miss a memorable book signing by local author Tom Shea. The avid baseball expert’s latest gem is a book co-authored with Joshua Shifrin titled Dingers: The 101 Most Memorable Home Runs in Baseball History and what a great idea it is for a book. It tells the stories of the authors’ choices of the top 100 homers and how each affected the game of baseball. Whether it’s “The Shot Heard ’Round the World” or Hank Aaron’s 715th blast, readers will get an inside scoop on some of the most famous moments that now live in baseball lore. If you haven’t seen Tom in a while or are just looking for a memorable sports program, come by and join the fun. Shea will do a reading from Dingers and participants may purchase signed copies of the book.

Local Authors    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
        There are 24 spaces available.
 
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
 
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 2 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
 
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
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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
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:00 PM Strengthening Families Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anitza Guadarrama-Tiernan   617-502-8751   
   

Program sponsored by the Children's Trust. Not a library event.

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Springfield
        There are 5 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
 
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
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Preventing the School to Prison Pipeline Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Zaida Govan   413-301-2533   zaida.govan@yahoo.com
   

Building a movement to end the School to prison pipeline in Springfield and beyond. What do we need to know? Who do we need involved? What will it take?

At this program, we hope to answer some of these questions and to identify a group of committed individuals to see this work though.

If not you, then who?

Light dinner and refreshments will be served. Not library sponsored.

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
Monday June 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM COWNT Coalition Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brenda Evans   413-787-6756   bevans@springfieldcityhall.com
   

PV AHEC/COWNT Coalition training.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
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   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Election of Officers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leon Moultrie   413-626-6661   
   

Ward 5 Democratic Committee meeting. Not library sponsored.

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

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

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
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   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Read/Write/Now
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
rec_soccer 3:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Ready, Set, SCORE.....Soccer Craft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Ready, set, GOAL! Make your very own foosball game to take home. All supplies provided.

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

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

    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   rwilson@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.

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Springfield
        There are 5 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@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Orchard Reads is a new book discussion group meeting on the third Thursday of each month. Group members select a book per month to read and discuss. Join us and widen your book-reading horizons! For more information, contact Peggy at 413-263-6846.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_scissors&glue 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   
   

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
nat_sun 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Summer Reading Club Kickoff Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Come to our Summer Kickoff Party in the Quad! Join us on Saturday, June 18, 12-3 p.m., and enjoy free entertainment, games and fun! Sign up for our Summer Reading Club. All ages welcome!

 

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
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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 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 closed on Sundays during the summer through Labor Day.

    Location: Central Library
Monday June 20, 2016 -  Saturday June 25, 2016 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Scavenger Hunt at all Locations Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

It's an Olympic year! Let's get fit! Exercise your brain by solving clues whose answers rhyme with the word "fit." Grab a clue sheet, search the room for the answers, bring the sheet to the desk, and claim your prize! At all Springfield Library locations during all open hours. Ages 5-12.

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

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

    Location: All Library Locations
Monday June 20, 2016 -  Saturday June 25, 2016 Go To Top
rec_generic 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Fantasy Team Pennant Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Create a banner to support your favorite team or sport, either real or imaginary. Use your imagination!  For ages 4 and up. During all open hours in the Children's Room.

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

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 2 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.
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Documentary Film: Heroin Cape Cod, U.S.A. Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Opiate addiction and lethal overdoses are on the rise, causing concern for parents and citizens across the nation. This riveting film explores the phenomenon, and highlights that the crisis affects wealthy and poorer communities alike. U.S. Representative Richard Neal’s office was instrumental in enabling the Sixteen Acres Branch Library to secure a copy of this HBO DVD for showing.

Following the film will be an open discussion with Michael Harrigan, Neighborhood Watch Coordinator from the Hampden County Sheriff's Office. The film and discussion are intended for an adult audience only.

Health & Fitness    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
        There are 30 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
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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
 
food_ice cream cone 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Adult Summer Reading Club Ice Cream Social Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Take a break, and enjoy a sampling of ice cream. Elizabeth Roman, a reporter for The Republican and an ice cream expert, is excited to share stories about working for the region's largest newspaper, and discussing all things ice cream. The Friends of the Library will have a range of ice cream flavors to taste and help us beat the summer's heat.

You can also take the opportunity to learn more about the Adult Summer Reading Club this year!

    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
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 5 spaces available.
 
misc_tshirt 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sharpie Tie-Dye T-Shirts for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Learn how easy it is to make a tie-dyed shirt with Sharpies! A limited number of T-shirts will be provided, so please bring your own if possible. This program is suggested for ages 11 to 19.

    Location: Mason Square
 
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.
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anim_dog1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Fireman on the Go with Sparky the Fire Dog Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meet the Springfield L3 firefighting team plus Sparky the Fire Dog! Check out special equipment on a real fire truck. Learn safety tips and the importance of fire escape plans. You'll be able to ask questions and enjoy free ice cream! All ages welcome.

This event will be held outside in the branch parking lot.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
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
 
rec_baseballglove 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Author Talk: Dingers, the 101 Most Memorable Homeruns by Tom Shea Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

If you are a baseball fan you cannot miss a memorable book signing by local author Tom Shea. The avid baseball expert’s latest gem is a book co-authored with Joshua Shifrin titled Dingers: The 101 Most Memorable Home Runs in Baseball History and what a great idea it is for a book. It tells the stories of the authors’ choices of the top 100 homers and how each affected the game of baseball. Whether it’s “The Shot Heard ’Round the World” or Hank Aaron’s 715th blast, readers will get an inside scoop on some of the most famous moments that now live in baseball lore. If you haven’t seen Tom in a while or are just looking for a memorable sports program, come by and join the fun. Shea will do a reading from Dingers and participants may purchase signed copies of the book.

The East Springfield talk will be held outdoors, weather permitting.

Local Authors    
    Location: East Springfield
        There are 24 spaces available.
 
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 -  Friday July 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_usflag Ready, Set, Salute our Veterans Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: East Forest Park
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   rwilson@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.

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Springfield
        There are 5 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
 
office_meeting1 1:00 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
 
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.
 
rec_scissors&glue 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Bubble Mania Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make some AMAZINGLY BIG bubbles using regular household items, outside on the library lawn. After making your bubbles grab some ice cream to cool off. For children ages 4 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
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misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Home Health Provider Outreach Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michael Johnson   508-856-7536   Michael.Johnson@UMassmed.edu
   

Community outreach sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_games 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Summer Games: Jacks Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Learn to play Jacks, an old fashioned game of skill. Best for children, 6-12.

    Location: Forest Park 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_games 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Summer Games: Jacks Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Learn how to play the old fashioned game of jacks!  Each player will receive a set of jacks and a ball to keep.

    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 June 25, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  3:00 PM CPR for PCAs Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Edwin Lara   617-284-1286   edwin.lara@1199funds.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Lady Boss WEC Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katerina Kekalo   802-291-1934   ladybossclub@gmail.com
   

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
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 closed on Sundays during the summer through Labor Day.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday 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
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.
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Windows on History Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Emily Bouvier   413-588-5981   ebouvier@collaborative.org
   

Library of Congress workshop sponsored by the Collaborative for Educational Services.

    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: 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 5 spaces available.
 
rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Minute to Win It Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Mason Square
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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
 
rec_aerobics 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Yardstick Launchers at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Put on your engineering cap and create a Yardstick Launcher! We'll create simple machines (levers) with yardsticks, coffee cans, and more! Then, we'll test our machines by using body power and the levers to launch things! 

    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
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Public Hearing: Regulation Reform Asbestos Phase 1 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Catherine V. Skiba   413-755-2119   Catherine.Skiba@state.ma.us
   

Public hearing sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Thursday 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 CANCELLED: Minute to Win It Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

We regret that this program has been cancelled.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Bubble Mania Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us to make some Amazing Bubbles using regular household items. For children ages 5-10 years old.

    Location: Brightwood 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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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 9 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 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Preschool Graduation Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tabitha Desplaines   413-263-6500, x6520   mary@springfieldpartnersinc.com
   

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

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

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

    Location: East Springfield
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday July 3, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

    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
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Refugee Youth Art Camp Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susannah Crolius   413-348-2385   s.crolius@diospringfield.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Jubilant Jewelry Making for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Brightwood
        There are 8 spaces available.
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lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM East Springfield Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit One, Read Too Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Refugee Youth Art Camp Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susannah Crolius   413-348-2385   s.crolius@diospringfield.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Thursday July 7, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Hi!Tech: Getting Started with Computers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 14 spaces available.
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lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Parent Education Advocacy workshop presented by Stand for Children.

Not a library-sponsored program.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    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
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   
Join us at the Indian Orchard branch for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space limited to 8 participants, and preregistration is encouraged. For more information, contact the branch.
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Not library sponsored.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
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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
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Refugee Youth Art Camp Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susannah Crolius   413-348-2385   s.crolius@diospringfield.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday July 9, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch Bunch at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Lady Boss WEC Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katerina Kekalo   802-291-1934   ladybossclub@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
Monday July 11, 2016 -  Friday September 9, 2016 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette Artworks at the Library: The Paintings of Newell Murri and Robert Waleryszak Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Art & Photography Exhibits    
    Location: Central Library
 
rec_paintpalette Artworks at the Library: The Paintings of Newell Murri and Robert Waleryszak Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   rpotter@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Art & Photography Exhibits    
    Location: Forest Park
Monday July 11, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   
Join us for stories, songs, a craft, and playtime. Registration required IF you bring more than 3 children. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.
Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_trowel 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Sandtray Play Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

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

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

 

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

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Noon Hour Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lipshires   413-263-6828 ext 395   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

This month's selection is: A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler (2015) fiction.

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

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

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

Learn how to make a tasty afterschool snack. 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
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
 
rec_aerobics 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Indoor Games at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    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   
   

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

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

Parent Education Advocacy workshop presented by Stand for Children.

Not a library-sponsored program.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   
Join us at the Indian Orchard branch for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space limited to 8 participants, and preregistration is encouraged. For more information, contact the branch.
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
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Friday July 15, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

Locations and Hours    
    Location: Central Library
 
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Equality Before the Law Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Emily Bouvier   413-588-5981   ebouvier@collaborative.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_aerobics 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Summer Games Training Camp Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday July 17, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Central Library
Monday July 18, 2016 -  Saturday July 23, 2016 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Scavenger Hunt at all Locations Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 EXT 201   
   

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

    Location: All Library Locations
Monday July 18, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   
Join us for stories, songs, a craft, and playtime. Registration required IF you bring more than 3 children. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.
Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
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elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM CANCELLED: 3D Printer Demo Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

We regret that this program has been cancelled.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM CANCELLED: Designing with Tinkercad Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

We regret that this program has been cancelled.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Brightwood
        There are 8 spaces available.
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rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit One, Read Too Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Mason Square
 
rec_scissors&glue 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen MakerLab at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in and try out a new project, including technology, arts and crafts, sewing, and more. Share your "maker" skills and learn from other teens.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_tennis 4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Badminton at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come join us for a game or two of badminton. If you don’t know how to play this is the perfect opportunity to learn. If it rains that day that’s okay as we can play an indoor game of balloon badminton instead. Light refreshments will be served.

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Orchard Reads is a new book discussion group meeting on the third Thursday of each month. Group members select a book per month to read and discuss. Join us and widen your book-reading horizons! For more information, contact Peggy at 413-263-6846.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_baseballglove 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Get In the Game: Marshmallow Toss Challenge! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
rec_paintpalette 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Brushless Painting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   MAust-Anastasi@SpringfieldLibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   
Join us at the Indian Orchard branch for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space limited to 8 participants, and preregistration is encouraged. For more information, contact the branch.
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

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

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

 

Concerts    
    Location: Forest Park
Friday July 22, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

Locations and Hours    
    Location: Central Library
 
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_paintpalette 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Brushless Painting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 8 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: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday July 24, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
Monday July 25, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   
Join us for stories, songs, a craft, and playtime. Registration required IF you bring more than 3 children. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.
Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_computer3 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Hi!Tech Computer Clinic: Focus on Email Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
misc_trowel 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Sandtray Play Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday July 26, 2016 Go To Top
rec_walking-hiker 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Walkabout East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

 

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 10 spaces available.
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elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Hi!Tech: Introduction to Facebook, Twitter, and more Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

 

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_e_reader.GIF 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM 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.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_rocks2 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sharpie Zen Stones Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Can you meet the building challenge?

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

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

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

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

    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
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rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Minute to Win It Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker.
  
The East Forest Park Book Discussion Group meets every month from 6 - 7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month. We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book will be available at the branch. Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday July 28, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
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elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   
Join us at the Indian Orchard branch for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space limited to 8 participants, and preregistration is encouraged. For more information, contact the branch.
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
Friday July 29, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
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 July 31, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
office_meeting1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Advisory Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday August 3, 2016 Go To Top
rec_walking-hiker 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Walkabout Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood
        There are 8 spaces available.
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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_rocks2 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sharpie Zen Stones for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
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
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   
Join us at the Indian Orchard branch for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space limited to 8 participants, and preregistration is encouraged. For more information, contact the branch.
    Location: Indian Orchard
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rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Art & Photography Exhibits    
    Location: Forest Park
Friday August 5, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

Locations and Hours    
    Location: Central Library
 
rec_walking-hiker 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Walkabout Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday August 6, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch Bunch at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Lady Boss WEC Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katerina Kekalo   802-291-1934   ladybossclub@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: All Library Locations
Monday August 8, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   
Join us for stories, songs, a craft, and playtime. Registration required IF you bring more than 3 children. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.
Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_trowel 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Sandtray Play Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Noon Hour Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lipshires   413-263-6828 ext 395   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 14 spaces available.
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elect_video_camera2 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game ON! Video Gaming for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Learn how to make a tasty afterschool snack. 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
Wednesday August 10, 2016 Go To Top
rec_walking-hiker 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Walkabout Brightwood