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Friday September 22, 2017 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.

This adult group meets every Friday from 10-11:30 AM.
 

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

Fridays, September 1 - December 29th, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Room. 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 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM MAVA Massachusetts Virtual Academy at Greenfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alison Kinsey   719-355-9939   akinsey@GCVS.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Bright beginnings parent orientation.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. This group meets every Friday from 1-2:30 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SPS Math Department Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: LaTasha Green   413-787-7112   greenl@springfieldpublicschools.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Particpants will have the opportunity to review district wide math initiatives.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard Branch Library   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space limited to 8 participants so come early.

This club meets every Friday afternoon from 1:30-4:30 p.m.  Ages 8 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Pine Point Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. This club meets every week. Ages 8-18.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday September 23, 2017 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Girls Who Code Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Girls Who Code is an organization dedicated to teaching coding and programming skills to middle and high school girls. Join us in the Forest Park Activity Den to learn about computer science and apply your new skills to game creation, animation, web design, art, music, fashion, and more. Different levels of coding are available to cater to both beginners and advanced participants. This is a 20-week course that meets most Saturdays through January 2018. At the first club meeting, holidays and vacations will be discussed to determine an official last club date. Please register early to reserve a spot. This club is for girls 11-18 years of age. Happy coding!

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Littlefest Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   cferguson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Performers and special activities available in the Central Library and at the Museums! See official Littlefest flyer for complete details. Ages 2-12.

    Location: Central Library
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Communication & Boundary Setting Training for PCAs Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Edwin Lara   617-284-1286   edwin.lara@1199funds.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Community Enrichment Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rhonda Brace   (413) 627-6127   rmbhathor@aol.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Community Enrichment, Inc. for planning community service programs. Light refreshments will be served.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
ent_piano 11:45 AM  -  12:45 PM Littlefest: Keith Munslow Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   cferguson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

An award-winning performer who combines rock-solid piano playing, soulful singing, hilarious stories, and lightning-fast cartooning! Ages 5-12, siblings welcome.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
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rec_paintpalette 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Pastel Paint the 45-Million-Dollar Flower 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 flowers 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 painting to take home and an enjoyable learning experience. Sponsored in part by the Springfield Cultural Council.

Arts Workshops    
    Location: East Forest Park
   
 
elect_laptop.GIF 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfiedllibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips!

Every Saturday afternoon 12:00 - 2:30  p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 8 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM True Daddy Father's Forum Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lakia Baymon   413-330-3609   lakia.baymon@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

True Daddy, an organization for fathers, by fathers, is sponsoring a father's forum where fathers share advice, stories and wisdom with each other.

http://www.truedaddy.org    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
ent_piano 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Littlefest: Keith Munslow Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   cferguson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

An award-winning performer who combines rock-solid piano playing, soulful singing, hilarious stories, and lightning-fast cartooning! Ages 5-12, siblings welcome.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Sunday September 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  5:00 PM LWV/Springfield: Improved Medicare for All Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Matys O'Connell   413-306-5468   springfieldlwv@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

With health care an issue of critical importance, the League of Women Voters/Springfield will explore "Improved Medicare for All," often known as single-payer health care in its first fall meeting. Come learn about this concept and the legislation pending in the Massachusetts' State House. Also, get an update on election information for the November general election in Springfield and our work on police accountability.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Monday September 25, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Galbreath   (413)263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families.

Every Monday. Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome.

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

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_knitting 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.

This adult group meets every Monday from 1:30-3 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Attention LEGO enthusiasts!  Drop in for freestyle building, meeting new friends, and browsing the library's many LEGO-themed books. This program is ideal for children ages 5-10, but all are welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
ent_note 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Family Dance Party Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext.201   sodonnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Show us your best moves at the Family Dance Party! We'll dance, sing, play games, and find new ways to explore music every week. Ages 3-12, siblings welcome. Every Monday through November 13.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_handshake 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Starting a Small Business Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   amessier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Looking to start up a small business? Come hear how the Small Business Administration (SBA) can help you start up your own or expand your existing business. This FREE workshop will help you gain a better understanding of the various SBA programs and services that are available to prospective or current entrepreneurs who need assistance in starting or expanding their businesses. Ages 18+.

Resources for Jobseekers    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday September 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 AM  -  5:00 AM Voter Registration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gillian   413-219-8491   chuncku@comcast.net
   

National Voters Registration Day

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. is registering people to vote at the Mason Square Branch Library. Get prepared for upcoming elections!
 

    Location: Mason Square
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misc_none 9:00 AM  -  3:30 PM Promoting Integrated Literacy Learning in Grades 4–12 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tracey Martineau   413-519-8426   tmartineau@doe.mass.edu
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This meeting is sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Infant/Toddler Playgroup at Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Corey Ferguson   413-263-6828 ext 201   cferguson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, September 19-November 14, 2017, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Children's Program Room. Drop in and join us for stories, songs, movement, and multi-sensory playtime. Adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. No registration required. Ages birth-36 months, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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
   

Tuesdays, September 5 - December 19th, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Refugee Women's Support Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sylvia Staub     sylviastaub@earthlink.net
   

Not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Community Prayer and Bible Study Fellowship Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pastor Mattie Johnson   413-686-7996   jmattiep19@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Community prayer and bible study promoting spiritual unity and personal development.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM 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 in the Community Room 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 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mayor's Commission on Disabilities Monthly Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elizabeth Leak   413-787-6757   ELeak@springfieldcityhall.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The MOCD is an ongoing focus group comprised of 5 residents, selected by Mayors Office, that meet once monthly to consider, address, and solve issues specific to Springfield's handicap and disabled population.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_video_camera2 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game On! Video Gaming for Teens at Brightwood 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 ages 11-19.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens 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 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let your imagination run wild!

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Center After School Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Althea Haines   413-734-3106   centerafterschool@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
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office_meeting1 4:30 PM  -  5:45 PM Teen Readers Advisory Panel Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Here's your chance to meet regularly the last Tuesday of the month to share ideas about improving library programming for teens, plan events, give input for materials selection and other fun activities. Light refreshments will be served. This program is suggested for teens ages 13-19. If interested, please register online or in person and a librarian will contact you about the application process.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience! Adults, age 18+ and offered every Tuesday.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
lib_book_signing 6:15 PM  -  7:30 PM Author Talk: Close to Home Sixteen Acres, by Patricia Banusewicz Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reggie Wilson   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for an author talk about the remarkable Sixteen Acres neighborhood. Author and local resident Patricia Banusewicz has written a new book "Close to Home Sixteen Acres" which traces both the neighborhood's history and offers nostalgia. The book centers on early Sixteen Acres history, but the discussion will probably include the days when residents shopped at Grants, House of Television and got great deals at Caldors. You could dine at Mykonos III or the Wilbraham Road Friendly's after taking in a movie at the Springfield Cinemas. In 2004 you could see Ella Enchanted or Kill Bill II there and all seats were a mere $2.00! Refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library. Autographed copies of the book will be on sale.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Sojourner Truth School Pioneer Valley Witness: Film It Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lily Lombard     registrar@truthschool.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Pioneer Valley Witness: See It, Film It, Change It--This is a three part series with trainer George Aguiar, open source Software Engineer--The goal of this class is to build a cadre of Valley activists trained to use video safely, thically and effectively to expose human rights abuses and fight for change.

Please register online at: truthschool.org

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Wednesday September 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_scissors 3:30 AM  -  5:00 AM Creation Station Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   (413)263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come explore the world of creativity! Every week we will experiment with different materials, methods and media guaranteed to unleash your inner maker. If you love to make and do, Creation Station is for you! Grades K-5. 

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BYOB, A Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Preschool Storytime at Mason Square
Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
 

Wednesdays, ongoing, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Mason Square Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and playtime. Registration required for large groups. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Springfield Public Schools Parent Engagement Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sharon Maylor   413-787-6959   maylors@springfieldpublicschools.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This training is for Springfield Public Schools staff.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_computer3 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Introduction to Computers, pt. 2 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lipshires   413-263-6828 ext 395   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The Web is everywhere and skill with it is needed for much of what we do in work and at play. Learn the basics in this hands-on workshop on how to find the websites you want, use search engines effectively, work well with web forms, and more. Experience with a keyboard and mouse is needed for success in this practical workshop. led by Lisa

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
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rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be 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.

This adult group meets every Wednesday from 1-3 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
lib_book3 3:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Teens Reconnect! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

It's a new school year. Join us for an afternoon of meeting other teens to enjoy food, music, and games! It's a chance to socialize and get together with old friends and make new ones. Looking for a way to get involved at your branch library? Meet teens who have participated in Brightwood's Teen Advisory Board, which meets monthly after school to plan future programs, suggest books and movies for the collections, and give input about ways to improve the library. For ages 11-18.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Cookies and Canvas Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maureen Tipton   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Calling all young artists (and it's okay if you don't consider yourself one): join us for a fun afternoon of painting. While your masterpiece is drying, enjoy some sweet treats. All supplies will be provided. Supplies limited, please register in advance. Ages 5 - 14.

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

Wednesdays, September 6 - November 29, 4:15-5 p.m. Join us for stories and a 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 Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Springfield Food Policy Council Steering Committee Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betsy Johnson   413-301-5387   betsy@bgjohnson.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Regular meeting of the Springfield Food Policy Council Steering Committee.  Open to the public.  Discussion of activities related to improving school food, creating community gardens, managing the Mason Square Farmers' Market, and more.  Planning of 2017 Food Day on October 26. 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_paintpalette 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Art Party! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, September 20th - November 15, 5:30, Central Library Children's Program Room.  Join us for Art Party, where we will make art with different surprise supplies each week. See what you can create using everything from crayons, markers, and clay to mud, foam, marshmallows, and more!  Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.  Ages 6 - 12, siblings welcome.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
rec_games 5:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Game Night! at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop by Wellman Hall on the second floor and enjoy any one of many different games and puzzles! Bring a friend, or make a new one while playing chess, Scrabble, dominoes, or checkers. For those who prefer playing alone, the library will have brainteasers you can use such as word find and crossword puzzles, sudoku, and even a set of coloring books to complete. Bring your library card as you'll need that to check out the items while in use. 18+

    Location: Central Library
 
lib_book3 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Afterthoughts Book Discussion 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 Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.

We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book are available at the branch.  Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome. This group meets every month from 6 - 7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Computer Skills PLC Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cindy Hutcheson   413-736-3900 ext.218   chutcheson@valleyopp.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Basic computer Skill development for Spanish Speaking Family Child Care Providers.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Thursday September 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_scissors 3:30 AM  -  5:00 AM Creation Station Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   (413)263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come explore the world of creativity! Every week we will experiment with different materials, methods and media guaranteed to unleash your inner maker. If you love to make and do, Creation Station is for you!

    Location: Brightwood
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, September 21st - November 16th, 10:30, Central Library Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.   Ages 3 - 5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library 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   413-263-6828   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM MPU Candidate interviews Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Rivera   413-504-8618   zeerarules@aol.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you love LEGOS? Join us every Thursday for building fun! Share your ideas and brick vision with other LEGO lovers- let your imagination run wild!  All ages welcome!

    Location: Brightwood
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misc_handshake 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Know Your Rights: An Information Session about Applying for Jobs with a Criminal Record Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

 

An information session for job seekers with criminal records by Anne Keyworth, AmeriCorps Attorney with Community Legal Aid, and Susan Garcia Nofi, Staff Attorney with the Central West Justice Center.

Come to the Mason Square Library to get information about applicant's rights and protections during the job seeking process. Community Legal Aid attorneys will talk about criminal record sealing, the different types of background checks and level of access employers have to records, handling open cases, understanding case dispositions, and self-advocacy. We will also cover the Mass Gaming Commission's requirements for employment at MGM's casino, and some additional common employment barriers.

This is an informational session and no individual advice will be given during the event.

 

Resources for Jobseekers    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM PEAT Coalition Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richard Pedraza   413-750-2065   rpedraza@springfieldcityhall.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Community group addressing NMUPD (non medical use of prescription drugs) among high school aged youth.

Work on how to desiminate Parent education around safe storage and disposal of prescription drugs.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Center After School Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Althea Haines   413-734-3106   centerafterschool@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
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 for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups 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 library 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 7:00 PM in the Children's Workroom. Adults and teens welcome!

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

Book & Craft Clubs    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Rise Up Western Mass Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jacqueline Neiman   413-348-2111   jackie@riseupwesternmass.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Rise Up Western Mass - is a local political action group that is part of the National Indivisible Group.  We are not a campaign group nor are we affiliated with any candidate.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
food_cake 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Healthy and Allergen Free Baking 101 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen Sulzycki   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Healthy and Allergen Free Baking 101

Are you thinking that now is the time to begin eating healthier, but you don’t want to give up those desserts you really enjoy? Do food allergies or dietary restrictions prevent your family members from enjoying the sweets they crave?  Would you like to know how to adapt your favorite baked recipes to accommodate almost any food need you and your family have? Come learn the “secrets” to substituting ingredients in recipes to create desserts which not only are healthier for you but delicious tasting, too.        

Through her personal experience and her knowledge from cooking for family owned restaurants, Paula Castner has almost forty years of familiarity with food allergies and almost twenty years of experience with hypoglycemic and diabetic requirements. Unwilling to give up the treats she likes to eat, she has spent years discovering and perfecting the best ways to make cakes, cookies, breads, and more which meet a variety of dietary needs but also satisfy the desire for something tasty and sweet.

Adults are invited to join us in the Mason Square Branch Community Room for Paula's fun, informational, and delicious workshop!

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Springfield Ward 1 Democratic Committee Elections Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luis Arzola   413-265-9950   spfldward1dems@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Join us Thursday September 28 at the Brightwood Library the Springfield Ward 1 Democratic Commitee on their Commitee Elections. For mor iniformation contact: Ivette Hernandez or Luis Arzola.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Friday September 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  3:30 PM SPS Benchmark Assessment Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Mendes   413-668-8968   mendesl@springfieldpublicschools.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Springfield Public Schools will train new elementary educators on the use of the Fountas and Pinnell Benchamark Assessment System to inform reading instruction.

Mendes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.

This adult group meets every Friday from 10-11:30 AM.
 

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

Fridays, September 1 - December 29th, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Room. 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 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

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

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. This group meets every Friday from 1-2:30 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM MA Parents United Nonprofit Networking Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Rivera   413-504-8618   kim@maparents.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard Branch Library   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space limited to 8 participants so come early.

This club meets every Friday afternoon from 1:30-4:30 p.m.  Ages 8 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Pine Point Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. This club meets every week. Ages 8-18.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
rec_games 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Gaming @Your Library After Hours Party Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Board games, music and food! Join your friends for a party at the library. We will turn up the tunes, bring out your favorite games, both board and online and eat yummy food. For ages 11-18.

Preregistration is strongly encouraged, either online or at the branch. 

    Location: Indian Orchard
        There are 19 spaces available.
Saturday September 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:00 PM HOBY Region B Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kevin Grace   818-851-3980 ext 305   gracek@hoby.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

HOBY is a national not for profit youth leadership development program.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Girls Who Code- Not Meeting This Day Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Girls Who Code is an organization dedicated to teaching coding and programming skills to middle and high school girls. Join us in the Forest Park Activity Den to learn about computer science and apply your new skills to game creation, animation, web design, art, music, fashion, and more. Different levels of coding are available to cater to both beginners and advanced participants. This is a 20-week course that meets most Saturdays through January 2018. At the first club meeting, holidays and vacations will be discussed to determine an official last club date. Please register early to reserve a spot. This club is for girls 11-18 years of age. Happy coding!

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Sojourner Truth School Inner and Outer Elements of Fundraising for Social Change Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lily Lombard     registrar@truthschool.org
   

This is not a library-sonsored event.

In this class we will turn our fundraising blocks into strengths as we learn to raise money and support organizations we believe in.

Please register at http://www.truthschool.org

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfiedllibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips!

Every Saturday afternoon 12:00 - 2:30  p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 8 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Ward 6 Democratic Committee Mtg Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matt Szafranski   413-335-2536   ward6demsspfd@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Join the Ward 6 Democratic Committee for its regular meeting.

Topics will include

*Organizing efforts to turn out the vote in Springfield's (nonpartisan) elections.

*Discussion of fundraising efforts

*Preparation for the upcoming elections next year

https://www.facebook.com/Ward6SpfldDems/    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Children’s Program Room. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft.  No registration required.  Siblings welcome! 

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday October 2, 2017 -  Monday October 23, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_pumpkin I Spy Mr. Pumpkin Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maureen Tipton   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

I Spy with my little eye Olaf or Bob the Minion. Come visit the East Forest Park Library and search for one of the decorated pumpkins hidden on our shelves. Once found, you'll receive a treat and a raffle ticket to win one of these special pumpkins. The raffle will be pulled on Tuesday, October 24. This event is for children.

    Location: East Forest Park
Monday October 2, 2017 -  Saturday October 28, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_pumpkin I Spy Mr. Pumpkin Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trish LaBroad   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come to East Springfield Library throughout the month of October to look for Mr. Pumpkin on our shelves.  Where is Mr. Pumpkin? If you spy him in the library, you'll get a treat- and a chance to win Mr. Pumpkin! Raffles will be held weekly .

    Location: East Springfield
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Monday October 2, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Galbreath   (413)263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families.

Every Monday. Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shadd Jamison   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Recommended for ages 12 months-4 years, siblings welcome.

    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Monday from 1:30-3 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Attention LEGO enthusiasts!  Drop in for freestyle building, meeting new friends, and browsing the library's many LEGO-themed books. This program is ideal for children ages 5-10, but all are welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
ent_note 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Family Dance Party Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext.201   sodonnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Show us your best moves at the Family Dance Party! We'll dance, sing, play games, and find new ways to explore music every week. Ages 3-12, siblings welcome. Every Monday through November 13.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
school_graduate 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM You Can Do College! Information for Teens and Families Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 x425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Are you a teen who would like to go to college, but are not sure how to go about it? Are you ready to get started applying for college, but you are concerned that you won't be accepted or can't afford the cost? Find out how YOU can launch your college career at this workshop with Xiomara Albán DeLobato, Associate Director of Admission at Elms College. Pizza and accompaniments will be served. For teens and their families and friends.

 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Financial Aid Night Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joseph W Paige   413-388-2426   paigej@springfieldpublicschools.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Purpose of event is to assist Springfield Public School High School seniors in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Paige    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Tuesday October 3, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Infant/Toddler Playgroup at Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Corey Ferguson   413-263-6828 ext 201   cferguson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, September 19-November 14, 2017, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Children's Program Room. Drop in and join us for stories, songs, movement, and multi-sensory playtime. Adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. No registration required. Ages birth-36 months, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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
   

Tuesdays, September 5 - December 19th, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Refugee Women's Support Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sylvia Staub     sylviastaub@earthlink.net
   

Not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM 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 in the Community Room for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM HHS All-Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Soloe Dennis   413-787-6761   sdennis@springfieldcityhall.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

 

Staff Meeting for the Department of Health and Human Services,

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
office_meeting1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Advisory Board at Brightwood 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. For ages 11-18.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens 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 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let your imagination run wild!

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Jubilant Jewelry Making 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. This workshop is best suited for ages 9-19, however children 7-9 who are accompanied by an adult are welcome.  Space is limited to 10-12 participants and priority is given to those who have registered.  This workshop is held the first Tuesday of the month through June, 2018.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There is 1 space available.
 
rec_chess_knight 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience! Adults, age 18+ and offered every Tuesday.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday October 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_scissors 3:30 AM  -  5:00 AM Creation Station Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   (413)263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come explore the world of creativity! Every week we will experiment with different materials, methods and media guaranteed to unleash your inner maker. If you love to make and do, Creation Station is for you!

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM BYOB Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads at this lively book group. Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres. We're always open to new members - join us!

This adult group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at noon.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
elect_computer3 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Introduction to Computers, pt. 3 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Grodofsky   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Learn the basics of word processing to help you get an advantage at work and at home. Practice formatting resumes, basic signs and handouts, and other print-based documents to help give your reports, letters, and signs good style, balance, and attractive editing. Experience with a keyboard and mouse is needed for success in this hands-on workshop. led by Linda

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be 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.

This adult group meets every Wednesday from 1-3 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
lib_book_pencil 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teens Volunteer at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 x425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Each Wednesday during October and November, teens ages 12-18 who want to gain work experience, earn community service hours, or just help to make the library a better place will meet in Teen Central to work on a volunteer project. Interested teens must have permission of a parent or guardian and, if age 14 or over, complete a CORI check following the first meeting. Sign up online or call Martha at 413-263-6828 ext. 425. Application forms and more information on volunteering at the library are found here: http://www.springfieldlibrary.org/library/about/volunteer/.

 

    Location: Central Library - Rice Hall
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, September 6 - November 29, 4:15-5 p.m. Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
rec_paintpalette 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Art Party! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, September 20th - November 15, 5:30, Central Library Children's Program Room.  Join us for Art Party, where we will make art with different surprise supplies each week. See what you can create using everything from crayons, markers, and clay to mud, foam, marshmallows, and more!  Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.  Ages 6 - 12, siblings welcome.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
food_grocery 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Extreme Couponing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shadd Jamison   413-263-6841   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Want to save money and find the best deals on products? Come get advice and coupon swap with expert Tammy and start couponing like a pro! Light refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library.

    Location: East Springfield
 
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
 
rec_games 5:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Game Night at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop by Wellman Hall on the second floor and enjoy any one of many different games and puzzles! Bring a friend, or make a new one while playing chess, Scrabble, dominoes, or checkers. For those who prefer playing alone, the library will have brainteasers you can use such as word find and crossword puzzles, sudoku, and even a set of coloring books to complete. Bring your library card as you'll need that to check out the items while in use. 18+

    Location: Central Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Springfield Education Association Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maureen Colgan Posner   413-782-8300   contact@seateachers.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Parents, community members and teachers will be gathering to view a movie about standardized testing.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
lib_bookshelf 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Books & Brew Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Cure your mid-week blues with a lively book discussion and some brew at Nathan Bill's Bar and Restaurant, 110 Island Pond Road. All are welcome!

For our next meeting we will be discussing Ross Poldark by Winston Graham.  This is the book that started it all for the hit PBS TV Series, Poldark.                                              

Copies of this title will be available for pickup at the East Forest Park Library prior to the meeting. No sign up is required, however, please contact the branch if you have any questions.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday October 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Soil Health Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Muhammad   413-214-1237   
   

Soil Health Workshop led by NRS and the Springfield Food Policy.

This program will be held outside, weather permitting.

    Location: Mason Square
 
misc_scissors 3:30 AM  -  5:00 AM Creation Station Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   (413)263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come explore the world of creativity! Every week we will experiment with different materials, methods and media guaranteed to unleash your inner maker. If you love to make and do, Creation Station is for you!

    Location: Brightwood
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, September 21st - November 16th, 10:30, Central Library Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.   Ages 3 - 5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library 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   413-263-6828   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
lib_book3 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   efilios@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This month the Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss Moonglow by Michael Chabon

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. This group meets meets every month from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month. 

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
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misc_globe 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Register to Work at MGM! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Caitlin Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Would you like to get a job at the casino? MGM Springfield will conduct its hiring using an online program known as SkillSmart. 

Now you can get help setting up a SkillSmart profile in three different library locations. Kat Mangiafico, of Opportunity Services, will hold monthly Skillsmart Registration drop-in sessions at the Central Library, as well as at the Mason Square and the Sixteen Acres branch libraries Once you have a profile in SkillSmart, you will automatically receive notifications on job openings, educational opportunities, and other important MGM Springfield employment updates. 

No registration required. This training is brought to you by Springfield City Library and Opportunity Services, Inc. 

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you love LEGOS? Join us every Thursday for building fun! Share your ideas and brick vision with other LEGO lovers- let your imagination run wild!

    Location: Brightwood
 
rec_bicycle.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Bike Repair Workshop for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Hrobsky   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Learn do-it-yourself bike repair and maintenance by local bike experts from RadSpringfield. Bring your bike or just your questions.

This series will take place every Thursday in October. For ages 12-18.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Rob Kelly City Council for Ward 4 Campaign Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rob Kelly   413-374-9654   rkelly118@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This a meeting to encourage and organize anyone in the public who wants to work on the campaign to elect Robert J. Kelly to the city council for Ward 4.  Rob Kelly is looking to bring about a change to our political process in the community and needs your help to make that possible.  There are number of ways you can help, come hear how, sign up, and be ready to work.  

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

Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups 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 library 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 7:00 PM in the Children's Workroom. Adults and teens welcome!

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

Book & Craft Clubs    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
lib_book3 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Food for Thought Cookbook Club: Focus on Diabetes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Johnston   413-263-6828 ext 293   jjohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

If you love to cook and try new recipes, then this is the group for you! A cook book is chosen by the group and put on display at the circulation desk. You can choose a recipe to make and bring it the night of the event to share with everyone.It is a great way to share a love of cooking and recipes! The group will meet on the first Thursday of the month.

This Thursday will feature a special presentation by chef, Peter Langlois, on cooking for those with diabetes.

Eating well-balanced meals is an essential part of taking better care of yourself and managing diabetes. Learn what foods affect your blood sugar, how to portion your meals, and how to eat what you want without without breaking your diet. 

Peter Langlois- With over thirty years of experience, Peter Langlois is a career chef and restauranteur. Owner of Smithsonian Chowder House, he also operates a catering business out of Hatfield.

Ages 18+

 

Book & Craft Clubs    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Ward 1 Democratic Committee Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ivette Hernandez   413-328-4141   ivettehernandez33@hotmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Friday October 6, 2017 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.

This adult group meets every Friday from 10-11:30 AM.
 

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

Fridays, September 1 - December 29th, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Room. 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 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

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

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. This group meets every Friday from 1-2:30 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard Branch Library   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space limited to 8 participants so come early.

This club meets every Friday afternoon from 1:30-4:30 p.m.  Ages 8 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
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rec_paintpalette 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Explorations for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Galbreath   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Teens will be exploring a variety of art media in our monthly Friday afternoon sessions at Indian Orchard. We will use sharpies, watercolors, and tissue paper and more to explore portraiture, landscapes and abstract art. For ages 11 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Pine Point Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. This club meets every week. Ages 8-18.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday October 7, 2017 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Girls Who Code Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Girls Who Code is an organization dedicated to teaching coding and programming skills to middle and high school girls. Join us in the Forest Park Activity Den to learn about computer science and apply your new skills to game creation, animation, web design, art, music, fashion, and more. Different levels of coding are available to cater to both beginners and advanced participants. This is a 20-week course that meets most Saturdays through January 2018. At the first club meeting, holidays and vacations will be discussed to determine an official last club date. Please register early to reserve a spot. This club is for girls 11-18 years of age. Happy coding!

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Conference Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pastor Mattie Johnson   413-686-7996   jmattiep19@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Ond day confrence for spiritual and personal development.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfiedllibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips!

Every Saturday afternoon 12:00 - 2:30  p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 8 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Duplo Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trish LaBroad   413-263-6840   
   

Calling all families of children birth - 5!  Learn, play and meet new friends at this fun neighborhood gathering.  We'll have plenty of Duplo blocks (a bigger, child safe version of Legos) available to encourage building and exploration.

Older siblings are welcome.  An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.  No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program.

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

Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Children’s Program Room. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft.  No registration required.  Ages 3-10, siblings welcome! 

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday October 9, 2017 Go To Top
trans_mayflower Columbus 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 Columbus Day.

Locations and Hours    
    Location: All Library Locations
Tuesday October 10, 2017 -  Saturday October 14, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_ghost Boo Craft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maureen Tipton   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Booooooooo! Come create your own ghastly ghost. Frightfully fun family craft.

    Location: East Forest Park
Tuesday October 10, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Infant/Toddler Playgroup at Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Corey Ferguson   413-263-6828 ext 201   cferguson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, September 19-November 14, 2017, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Children's Program Room. Drop in and join us for stories, songs, movement, and multi-sensory playtime. Adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. No registration required. Ages birth-36 months, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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
   

Tuesdays, September 5 - December 19th, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Refugee Women's Support Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sylvia Staub     sylviastaub@earthlink.net
   

Not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Afterthoughts 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
   

We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book are available at the Second Level (Rotunda) Circulation Desk  Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome. This group meets on the second Tuesday of each month from noon to 1:00 p.m. 

This month's selection is: Once We Were Brothers by Ronald H. Balson (2013) fiction. 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM 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 in the Community Room for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Health Department Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Soloe Dennis   413-787-6761   sdennis@springfieldcityhall.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_video_camera2 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game On! Video Gaming for Teens at Brightwood 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 ages 11-19.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Engineering and Architectural Design with ULS Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Greg Ellerbee   413-886-9254   GregEllerbee@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The Urban League of Springfield is hosting this program encourage young urban youth to seek different avenues in architectural design and in engineering or manufacturing. Open to kids and teens ages 11 to 18.

http://ulspringfield.org/    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens 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 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let your imagination run wild!

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_chess_knight 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience! Adults, age 18+ and offered every Tuesday.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Bass Pond Club Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Felicia Gregory   413-342-7636   fgregory87@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday October 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_scissors 3:30 AM  -  5:00 AM Creation Station Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   (413)263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come explore the world of creativity! Every week we will experiment with different materials, methods and media guaranteed to unleash your inner maker. If you love to make and do, Creation Station is for you!

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BYOB Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads at this lively and long-running book group, and gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres. We're always open to new members - join us! This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month. 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
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rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be 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.

This adult group meets every Wednesday from 1-3 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_tennis 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tabletop Tennis at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tabletop tennis anyone?  Teens are invited to join us for 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. For ages 11-18

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
anim_dog1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Read to Momo: a Dog Who Loves to Listen Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maeleah Carlisle   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Children are invited to read to Momo, a Bright Spot Therapy Dog. Call 263-6843 to register for a 10 minute slot ahead of time or drop by and see what is available.

We will host this program on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30pm, beginning Oct. 11th, 2017.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
lib_book_pencil 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teens Volunteer at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 x425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Each Wednesday during October and November, teens ages 12-18 who want to gain work experience, earn community service hours, or just help to make the library a better place will meet in Teen Central to work on a volunteer project. Interested teens must have permission of a parent or guardian and, if age 14 or over, complete a CORI check following the first meeting. Sign up online or call Martha at 413-263-6828 ext. 425. Application forms and more information on volunteering at the library are found here: http://www.springfieldlibrary.org/library/about/volunteer/.

 

    Location: Central Library - Rice Hall
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_wizard_hat 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Magic The Gathering Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a monthly club of Magic the Gathering players to meet and enjoy playing. Bring your own cards, or use the cards we will have provided for players. Don't know how to play? Thats okay, we can teach you!

    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   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, September 6 - November 29, 4:15-5 p.m. Join us for stories and a 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 Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
rec_paintpalette 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Art Party! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, September 20th - November 15, 5:30, Central Library Children's Program Room.  Join us for Art Party, where we will make art with different surprise supplies each week. See what you can create using everything from crayons, markers, and clay to mud, foam, marshmallows, and more!  Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.  Ages 6 - 12, siblings welcome.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
rec_games 5:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Game Night! at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop by Wellman Hall on the second floor and enjoy any one of many different games and puzzles! Bring a friend, or make a new one while playing chess, Scrabble, dominoes, or checkers. For those who prefer playing alone, the library will have brainteasers you can use such as word find and crossword puzzles, sudoku, and even a set of coloring books to complete. Bring your library card as you'll need that to check out the items while in use. 18+

    Location: Central Library
 
misc_kapow.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Comic Book Creation for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Theresa Boulrice   413-263-6836   tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you love comic books, graphic novels or webcomics? Did you ever want to create your own? Whether you are an artist or a writer, come work on your project with fellow enthusiasts. Prompts will be provided to help your creative juices. There will also be opportunities for writers and artists to team up to create stories together and, occasionally, guest artists and writers will visit. Snacks will be provided. For ages 11-18.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
ent_microphone1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM School Committee Candidates Forum Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Candidates for School Commitee At Large and District seats will answer questions in this moderated forum.

Sponsored by the Library's Civic & Community Engagement Team, the Sprinfield Board of Elections, and the League of Women Voters/Springfield.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Writing and Drawing Your Own Graphic Novel Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Theresa Boulrice   413-263-6836   tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the East Forest Park Library for a three-part workshop series on writing and drawing graphic novels, led by local author Haven Williams. These programs are part of the Comics Creation group for ages 11-18.

Workshop 1 - Oct.11: Learn about drawing basic shapes and faces and creating page layout.

Workshop 2 - Nov. 8: Work on shading and learn about writing dialogue balloons,  bubbles, and sound effects.

Workshop 3 - Dec.13: Learn how to create motion in your drawings, how to choose color, and work on developing the characteristics of your heroes and villains.

 

    Location: East Forest Park
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Computer Skills PLC Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cindy Hutcheson   413-736-3900 ext.218   chutcheson@valleyopp.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Basic computer skills training for Spanish Speaking Family Child Care Providers

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

Monthly all-ages craft night. Come have fun and let us clean up the mess! Held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. All Ages.

 

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday October 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_scissors 3:30 AM  -  5:00 AM Creation Station Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   (413)263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come explore the world of creativity! Every week we will experiment with different materials, methods and media guaranteed to unleash your inner maker. If you love to make and do, Creation Station is for you!

    Location: Brightwood
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Support Network Support Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cynthia Santiago   413-218-5055   csantiago@wmtcinfo.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Support group for Parent/Grandparents/Caregivers whom have children with Social, Emotiona, and Behavioral Challenges.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, September 21st - November 16th, 10:30, Central Library Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.   Ages 3 - 5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library 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   413-263-6828   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Springfield Young Children’s System of Care Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Justin Chellman   413-787-6724   jchellman@springfieldcityhall.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The Springfield Young Children’s System of Care meeting is a collaborative space to strengthen a new system of care by bringing together the professionals and family members who care for, serve, and support children ages 0-8.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you love LEGOS? Join us every Thursday for building fun! Share your ideas and brick vision with other LEGO lovers- let your imagination run wild!

    Location: Brightwood
 
rec_bicycle.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Bike Repair Workshop for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Hrobsky   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Learn do-it-yourself bike repair and maintenance by local bike experts from RadSpringfield. Bring your bike or just your questions.

This series will take place every Thursday in October. For ages 12-18.

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

Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups 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 library 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 7:00 PM in the Children's Workroom. Adults and teens welcome!

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

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
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food_meal 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Unsticking America's Favorite Sandwich with Alan Rifkin Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: E. Sulzycki   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Unsticking America's Favorite Sandwich with Alan Rifkin

Everybody loves a peanutbutter and jelly sandwich, but not all sandwiches are made the same! Astronomer and food enthusiast, Alan Rifkin, will show how corporate America is changing the food we eat using the pb&j as a model. Adults are welcome to join us in the Mason Square Branch Library Community Room for this flavorful discussion.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday October 13, 2017 -  Friday October 27, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_pumpkin Guess the Pumpkin's Weight Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   (413)263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Say, how much DOES that pumpkin weigh? Come to the library during open hours, and take a guess. The person who comes closest to the weight without going over will win the pumpkin- and a child-safe carving set!

    Location: Brightwood
 
holiday_pumpkin Guess the Pumpkin's Weight Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trish LaBroad   (413)263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Say, how much DOES that pumpkin weigh? Come to the library during open hours, and take a guess. The person who comes closest to the weight without going over will win the pumpkin- and a child-safe carving set!

    Location: East Springfield
 
holiday_pumpkin Guess the Pumpkin's Weight Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   (413)263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Say, how much DOES that pumpkin weigh? Come to the library during open hours, and take a guess. The person who comes closest to the weight without going over will win the pumpkin- and a child-safe carving set!

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
holiday_pumpkin Guess the Pumpkin's Weight Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   (413)263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Say, how much DOES that pumpkin weigh? Come to the library during open hours, and take a guess. The person who comes closest to the weight without going over will win the pumpkin- and a child-safe carving set!

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Friday October 13, 2017 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.

This adult group meets every Friday from 10-11:30 AM.
 

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

Fridays, September 1 - December 29th, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Room. 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 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

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

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. This group meets every Friday from 1-2:30 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard Branch Library   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space limited to 8 participants so come early.

This club meets every Friday afternoon from 1:30-4:30 p.m.  Ages 8 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_handshake 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Register to Work at MGM! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Want to get a job at the casino? MGM Springfield will conduct its hiring using an online program known as SkillSmart. 

Now you can get help setting up a SkillSmart profile in three different library locations! Kat Mangiafico, of Opportunity Services, will hold monthly Skillsmart Registration drop-in sessions at the Central Library, the Mason Square Branch, and the Sixteen Acres Branch.

Once you have a profile in SkillSmart, you will automatically receive notifications on job openings, educational opportunities, and other important MGM Springfield employment updates. 

No registration required. Bring a friend and tell your family! Brought to you by Springfield City Library and Opportunity Services, Inc. 

This program is for adults.

    Location: Mason Square
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Pine Point Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. This club meets every week. Ages 8-18.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday October 14, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Family Storytime at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for stories and art at a special family storytime, part of the Springfield Museums' Children's Literature Festival. No registration required. Ages 3-10, siblings welcome! A second family storytime will also be available at 2:00 p.m.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
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elect_laptop.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Girls Who Code - Not Meeting This Day Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Girls Who Code is an organization dedicated to teaching coding and programming skills to middle and high school girls. Join us in the Forest Park Activity Den to learn about computer science and apply your new skills to game creation, animation, web design, art, music, fashion, and more. Different levels of coding are available to cater to both beginners and advanced participants. This is a 20-week course that meets most Saturdays through January 2018. At the first club meeting, holidays and vacations will be discussed to determine an official last club date. Please register early to reserve a spot. This club is for girls 11-18 years of age. Happy coding!

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to Excel Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel, the world's leading desktop spreadsheet. Excel is used both at home and in the office to help with a wide range of personal and business management services including basic bookkeeping and accounting, to maintaining mailing lists and more. Skill with a keyboard and mouse is needed for success in this workshop. Light refreshments, compliments of the Friends of the Library, will be provided. This program is for adults. Led by Matthew.

This program is part of the October HiTech series, which includes:

10/14 Introduction to Microsoft Excel, 10am-12pm at the Central Library

10/17 Getting Started with Computers, 10:30am-12pm at the East Springfield Branch Library

10/24 Continuing with Computers, 10:30am-12pm at the East Springfield Branch Library

10/26 Computer Clinic: Introduction to Email, 10-11am at the Central Library

10/31 Introduction to the Web,10:30-noon at the East Springfield Branch Library

 

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
    The registration period has ended.
 
lib_bookpurple 11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Craft a Stylish Bookmark Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Emma Peterson   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make reading even more special with a beautiful, handmade bookmark.  This simple DIY project produces a beautiful keepsake you'll enjoy for years to come or may even want go give as a gift. For ages 8 - adult, all welcome.  Teen volunteers will be on hand to provide assistance.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
food_teapot.GIF 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Fancy Nancy at Your Library! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Galbreath   (413) 263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wear your fanciest clothing, bring your very best manners, and eat the fanciest food. Games, crafts and give aways based on the Fancy Nancy books. For girls AND boys! Preregistration strongly encouraged. Please sign up at the branch. For ages 6-10.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_bookpurple 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Fashionably Upcycled: Making Purses from Old Books Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alexandra Remy   413-263-6836   aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Using old books, participants will be able to make purses and clutches to take home. Books will be supplied as well as other crafting supplies, but patrons are welcome to bring their own books to utilize. This is a fun and fashionable (not to mention environmentally friendly) way to craft your own accessories. These also make great gifts!

For ages 12-18 in celebration of Teen Read Week. Parents welcome as well!

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfiedllibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips!

Every Saturday afternoon 12:00 - 2:30  p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 8 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
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. Held the first Saturday of the month.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Family Storytime at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for stories and art at a special family storytime, part of the Springfield Museums' Children's Literature Festival. No registration required. Ages 3-10, siblings welcome! 

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
ent_microphone2 3:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Karaoke in Costume Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Emma Peterson   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Dress up in costume and join us for some Karaoke fun!  This program is intended for ages 12-19.  Costumes are optional.  Songs will be screened for appropriate content.  Light refreshments will be served.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
Sunday October 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Alpha Kappa Alpha Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Johnson   413-237-7107   Deslee00@aol.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This will be an informational session to describe our organization to women who may be interested in joining our organization.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  5:00 PM League of Women Voters/Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Matys O'Connell   413-655-1837   springfieldlwv@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Western New England Law School Associate Dean Sudha Setty speaks about the subject of her recent book "National Security Secrecy" and explores the implications in the current environment.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Monday October 16, 2017 -  Saturday October 21, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_pumpkin Mr. Pumpkin Craft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maureen Tipton   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come join the fun and create a silly or scary pumpkin craft. All ages welcomed!

    Location: East Forest Park
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Monday October 16, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Galbreath   (413)263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families.

Every Monday. Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shadd Jamison   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Recommended for ages 12 months-4 years, siblings welcome.

    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.

This adult group meets every Monday from 1:30-3 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Attention LEGO enthusiasts!  Drop in for freestyle building, meeting new friends, and browsing the library's many LEGO-themed books. This program is ideal for children ages 5-10, but all are welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
ent_note 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Family Dance Party Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext.201   sodonnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Show us your best moves at the Family Dance Party! We'll dance, sing, play games, and find new ways to explore music every week. Ages 3-12, siblings welcome. Every Monday through November 13.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Financial Aid Night Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joseph W Paige   413-388-2426   joepaige1988@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Purpose is to assist Springfield Public Schools seniors and families with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

http://www.fafsa.ed.gov    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Citizens' Climate Lobby / Springfield Chapter Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Jane Eustace   413-433-9718   ccl.springfield.ma@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Come and join us!  Newcomers are welcome to come early (6 pm) for an introduction to what Citizens' Climate Lobby is and what we do.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change. Our consistently respectful, non-partisan approach to climate education is designed to create a broad, sustainable foundation for climate action across all geographic regions and political inclinations. By building upon shared values rather than partisan divides, and empowering our supporters to work in keeping with the concerns of their local communities, we work towards the adoption of fair, effective, and sustainable climate change solutions. In order to generate the political will necessary for passage of our Carbon Fee and Dividend proposal we train and support volunteers to build relationships with elected officials, the media and their local community.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday October 17, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Infant/Toddler Playgroup at Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Corey Ferguson   413-263-6828 ext 201   cferguson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, September 19-November 14, 2017, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Children's Program Room. Drop in and join us for stories, songs, movement, and multi-sensory playtime. Adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. No registration required. Ages birth-36 months, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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
   

Tuesdays, September 5 - December 19th, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
elect_computer3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Hi!Tech: Getting Started with Computers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shadd Jamison   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This hands-on workshop reviews basic keyboarding and mousing and more to get you comfortably started. No experience necessary. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffleThis program is intended for people aged 18 years or older.

This program is part of the October HiTech series, which includes:

10/14 Introduction to Microsoft Excel, 10am-12pm at the Central Library

10/17 Getting Started with Computers, 10:30am-12pm at the East Springfield Branch Library

10/24 Continuing with Computers, 10:30am-12pm at the East Springfield Branch Library

10/26 Computer Clinic: Introduction to Email, 10-11am at the Central Library

10/31 Introduction to the Web,10:30-noon at the East Springfield Branch Library

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Springfield
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Refugee Women's Support Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sylvia Staub     sylviastaub@earthlink.net
   

Not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park
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lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM 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 in the Community Room 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
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens 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 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let your imagination run wild!

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
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 ages 11-18.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_handshake 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Register to Work at MGM! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: C. Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Want to get a job at the casino? MGM Springfield will conduct its hiring using an online program known as SkillSmart. 

Now you can get help setting up a SkillSmart profile in three different library locations! Kat Mangiafico, of Opportunity Services, will hold monthly Skillsmart Registration drop-in sessions at the Central Library, the Mason Square Branch, and the Sixteen Acres Branch.

Once you have a profile in SkillSmart, you will automatically receive notifications on job openings, educational opportunities, and other important MGM Springfield employment updates. 

No registration required. Bring a friend and tell your family! Brought to you by Springfield City Library and Opportunity Services, Inc. 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_chess_knight 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience! Adults, age 18+ and offered every Tuesday.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_usflag 6:15 PM  -  7:15 PM U.S. History Book and Media Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

If you love discussing important issues concerning American history, we have good news for you. A United States history discussion group that focuses on American history books and documentaries will meet monthly at the Sixteen Acres Branch Library on the third Tuesday of the month.  Members will be encouraged to share with the group any conversation-provoking history book that they are reading.  We will also view critically acclaimed documentaries on a number of history topics. The books and documentaries are guaranteed to spark lively discussions.  We will also have guest speakers at some meetings. Refreshments will be available.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
lib_book3 6:15 PM  -  7:45 PM Author Talk: Ed Orzechowski and His Book You'll Like It Here Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

You’ll Like it Here: The Story of Donald Vitkus is a gripping, true story by author Ed Orzechowski that chronicles the story of Belchertown State School patient #3394 Donald Vitkus.  Vitkus became a ward of the state as an infant after being abandoned by his mother.  He was bounced around to a few foster homes, and was misdiagnosed with an I.Q. of 41.  At age 6 he was committed to Belchertown State Hospital.   The book traces his wretched treatment in B.S.H. and how he triumphed later in life.  After leaving the infamous institution at age 17, Vitkus served in Vietnam, earned an associate degree, and raised a family. Refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Reception for the Brightwood Gallery Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Haydee C. Hodis   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for the following event: BRIGHTWOOD SCHOOL ART SHOW: A TEACHER AND STUDENT EXHIBIT. A family evening celebrating art followed by a reception compliments of the Friends of the Library. Robert Bard, art teacher at the Brightwood School will feature their works celebrating Hispanic heritage and culture. All ages are welcomed.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Wednesday October 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_scissors 3:30 AM  -  5:00 AM Creation Station Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   (413)263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come explore the world of creativity! Every week we will experiment with different materials, methods and media guaranteed to unleash your inner maker. If you love to make and do, Creation Station is for you!

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be 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.

This adult group meets every Wednesday from 1-3 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Fall Harvest Fest at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maureen or Linda   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Families are invited to our Fall Harvest Fest.  Welcome Autumn with games, crafts, seasonal snacks, a family basket raffle and friendly cheer for all ages. Special musical appearance by singer Jeff Snow, from 7-7:30 p.m., as he entertains with Celtic lore and song.  Attention all bakers -- Enter our apple pie contest, judging at 6:00 p.m. 

    Location: East Forest Park
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM SPS Nursing Meeting Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Webb Barrett   4123-787-6826   webbv@springfieldpublicschools.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
anim_dog1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Read to Momo: a Dog Who Loves to Listen Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maeleah Carlisle   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Children are invited to read to Momo, a Bright Spot Therapy Dog. Call 263-6843 to register for a 10 minute slot ahead of time or drop by and see what is available.

We will host this program on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30pm, beginning Oct. 11th, 2017.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
office_meeting1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Advisory Board at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join the Mason Square Teen Advisory Board and share your ideas on improving teen programs, library materials, and everything else that will make our branch an even better place for young adults. The group is also a fun way to meet new friends, get community service hours and build your resume! Light refreshments will be served.

We will meet once a month and your time spent contributing to the Teen Advisory Board can count for volunteer hours.

If you are interested in joining Mason Square TAB, attend an upcoming meeting or contact Librarian Ellen Sulzycki at esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org or 413-263-6853.

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teens Volunteer at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 x425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Each Wednesday during October and November, teens ages 12-18 who want to gain work experience, earn community service hours, or just help to make the library a better place will meet in Teen Central to work on a volunteer project. Interested teens must have permission of a parent or guardian and, if age 14 or over, complete a CORI check following the first meeting. Sign up online or call Martha at 413-263-6828 ext. 425. Application forms and more information on volunteering at the library are found here: http://www.springfieldlibrary.org/library/about/volunteer/.

 

    Location: Central Library - Rice Hall
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
lib_book3 4:00 PM  -  5:00 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 Girls 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 girl chosen each month. Preregistration is encouraged. Third Wednesday of the every month.

    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   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, September 6 - November 29, 4:15-5 p.m. Join us for stories and a 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 Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
rec_paintpalette 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Art Party! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, September 20th - November 15, 5:30, Central Library Children's Program Room.  Join us for Art Party, where we will make art with different surprise supplies each week. See what you can create using everything from crayons, markers, and clay to mud, foam, marshmallows, and more!  Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.  Ages 6 - 12, siblings welcome.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
rec_games 5:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Game Night! at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop by Wellman Hall on the second floor and enjoy any one of many different games and puzzles! Bring a friend, or make a new one while playing chess, Scrabble, dominoes, or checkers. For those who prefer playing alone, the library will have brainteasers you can use such as word find and crossword puzzles, sudoku, and even a set of coloring books to complete. Bring your library card as you'll need that to check out the items while in use. 18+

    Location: Central Library
Thursday October 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_scissors 3:30 AM  -  5:00 AM Creation Station Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   (413)263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come explore the world of creativity! Every week we will experiment with different materials, methods and media guaranteed to unleash your inner maker. If you love to make and do, Creation Station is for you!

    Location: Brightwood
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, September 21st - November 16th, 10:30, Central Library Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.   Ages 3 - 5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library 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   413-263-6828   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
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nat_leaf_fall 3:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Fall Festival at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come celebrate fall at the Mason Square Branch Library with music, animals, cider, and pie!

We'll have lots of fun activities for kids and adults, including a visit from the Forest Park Zoo, a  workshop by a Master Gardener, apple print-making, and music by Shiprock and Anchordog.

    Location: Mason Square
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you love LEGOS? Join us every Thursday for building fun! Share your ideas and brick vision with other LEGO lovers- let your imagination run wild!

    Location: Brightwood
 
rec_bicycle.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Bike Repair Workshop for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Hrobsky   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Learn do-it-yourself bike repair and maintenance by local bike experts from RadSpringfield. Bring your bike or just your questions.

This series will take place every Thursday in October. For ages 12-18.

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

Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups 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 library 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 7:00 PM in the Children's Workroom. Adults and teens welcome!

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

Book & Craft Clubs    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Community Police Team Sector F Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Magda Rodriguez   413-787-6359   Mrodriguez4@springfieldpolice.net
   

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday October 20, 2017 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.

This adult group meets every Friday from 10-11:30 AM.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Mass Senior Action Council: Bridge the Gap Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tracey Carpenter   413-328-4659   tcarpenter@masssenioraction.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The Mass Senior Action Council is made up of more than 1,300 senior citizen activists and leaders across the state. We have chapters in Boston, Cambridge\Somerville, North Shore, Metro North, Bristol County and the Greater Springfield area. We work together to organize, unite our voices, protect and expand the rights and well-being of seniors. We are committed to empowering seniors and others to act collectively to promote the rights and well-being of all people; but particularly vulnerable seniors.

Currently, MSAC is working to organize a forum for legislators on seniors health care access and affordability. 

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

Fridays, September 1 - December 29th, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Room. 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 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

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

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. This group meets every Friday from 1-2:30 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard Branch Library   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space limited to 8 participants so come early.

This club meets every Friday afternoon from 1:30-4:30 p.m.  Ages 8 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Pine Point Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. This club meets every week. Ages 8-18.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
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Saturday October 21, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Canvas Cafe Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come join us for an morning of fun and relaxation as we complete a painting from start to finish, and get you out before lunch! Even if you have never painted before, you will leave with something to be proud of. Supplies will be provided.  Limited to 12 participants, so please preregister. Morning refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Indian Orchard Community Room
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Let's Read and Create Art Together Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Johnston   413-263-6828 x 293   jjohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Families with children grades 2-5/ages 7-12 are welcomed to foster a joy of reading in English and Spanish and of creating fun art!  Come listen as Springfield’s own multilingual poet María Luisa Arroyo reads the bilingual book-of-the-month in English and in Spanish. Then have fun creating an art project linked with the book.  No art experience necessary for the creative art projects. Space is limited so sign up early!

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Girls Who Code - Not Meeting This Day Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Girls Who Code is an organization dedicated to teaching coding and programming skills to middle and high school girls. Join us in the Forest Park Activity Den to learn about computer science and apply your new skills to game creation, animation, web design, art, music, fashion, and more. Different levels of coding are available to cater to both beginners and advanced participants. This is a 20-week course that meets most Saturdays through January 2018. At the first club meeting, holidays and vacations will be discussed to determine an official last club date. Please register early to reserve a spot. This club is for girls 11-18 years of age. Happy coding!

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Teen Book Club at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alexandra Remy   413-263-6836   aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Are you a teen who likes to read? Do you enjoy sharing your thoughts and opinions about books with other teens? Join the East Forest Park Teen Book Club each third Saturday of the month to talk about our current book choice and help choose a book for next month. Refreshments served. For ages 13-18.  This month we will be reading The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
elect_laptop.GIF 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfiedllibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips!

Every Saturday afternoon 12:00 - 2:30  p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 8 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
office_meeting1 1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Teen Advisory Board at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alexandra Remy   413-263-6836   aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Would you like to make change in the library?  The East Forest Park Branch Library Teen Advisory Board will meet immediately after Teen Book Club on the third Saturday of every month. Come talk about things YOU would like to see happen in the library, such as advising on which books and media to purchase for young adults, as well as brainstorming different ideas for programs. For ages 11-19. Refreshments served.

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

Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Children’s Program Room. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft.  No registration required.  Ages 3-10, siblings welcome! 

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday October 23, 2017 -  Saturday October 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Mr. Bones Craft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maureen Tipton   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Rattle on down to East Forest Park Library and create a silly skeleton.....Mr. Bones! This event is for children.

    Location: East Forest Park
Monday October 23, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Galbreath   (413)263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families.

Every Monday. Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shadd Jamison   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Recommended for ages 12 months-4 years, siblings welcome.

    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.

This adult group meets every Monday from 1:30-3 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Attention LEGO enthusiasts!  Drop in for freestyle building, meeting new friends, and browsing the library's many LEGO-themed books. This program is ideal for children ages 5-10, but all are welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
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rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Craft Your Cares Away Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come to "Craft Your Cares Away" with Tricia. We will be relaxing, socializing, and making crafts to take your mind off your everyday worries for an hour. All necessary supplies will be available at no cost, and light refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library will be offered too. Ages 18+.

    Location: East Springfield
 
food_meal 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Monday Munchies: Quick Cooking for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Teens, try out some quick and delicious recipes and expand your palate with some new, tasty ingredients. For ages 11-19.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
ent_note 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Family Dance Party Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext.201   sodonnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Show us your best moves at the Family Dance Party! We'll dance, sing, play games, and find new ways to explore music every week. Ages 3-12, siblings welcome. Every Monday through November 13.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Financial Aid Night Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joseph W Paige   413-388-2426   joepaige1988@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The purpose of the meeting is to assist Springfield Public School seniors and families with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

http://www.fafsa.ed.gov    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Infertility Support Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erin Chrusciel   413-348-0505   erin@erinchrusciel.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Please join us at this peer-led, open forum group & meet others who are facing similar challenges, in a relaxed and confidential setting. Topics of discussion may include current treatment, dealing with friends and family, and coping strategies. The group is open to women & men, individuals & couples, who are struggling with infertility. $5 optional donation for non- Resolve members

Please register at admin@resolvenewengland.org or 781-890-2250 so that we may contact you if there are cancelations

http://www.resolvenewengland.org/

 

Resolve New England    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday October 24, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Infant/Toddler Playgroup at Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Corey Ferguson   413-263-6828 ext 201   cferguson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, September 19-November 14, 2017, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Children's Program Room. Drop in and join us for stories, songs, movement, and multi-sensory playtime. Adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. No registration required. Ages birth-36 months, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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
   

Tuesdays, September 5 - December 19th, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
elect_computer3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Hi!Tech: Continuing with Computers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shadd Jamison   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This hands-on workshop builds on Getting Started with Computers by reviewing basic aspects of computer use including file management, text editing, and more. 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 raffleThis program is intended for people aged 18 years or older.

This program is part of the October HiTech series, which includes:

10/14 Introduction to Microsoft Excel, 10am-12pm at the Central Library

10/17 Getting Started with Computers, 10:30am-12pm at the East Springfield Branch Library

10/24 Continuing with Computers, 10:30am-12pm at the East Springfield Branch Library

10/26 Computer Clinic: Introduction to Email, 10-11am at the Central Library

10/31 Introduction to the Web,10:30-noon at the East Springfield Branch Library

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Springfield
   
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Refugee Women's Support Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sylvia Staub     sylviastaub@earthlink.net
   

Not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM 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 in the Community Room 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_video_camera2 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game On! Video Gaming for Teens at Brightwood 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 ages 11-19.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
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rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens 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 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let your imagination run wild!

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
office_meeting1 4:30 PM  -  5:45 PM CANCELED - Teen Readers Advisory Panel Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience! Adults, age 18+ and offered every Tuesday.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Policing the Police Documentary Screening Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Johnston   413-263-6828   jjohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Club Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Cesan   413-782-7702   a126chocolate@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday October 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_scissors 3:30 AM  -  5:00 AM Creation Station Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   (413)263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come explore the world of creativity! Every week we will experiment with different materials, methods and media guaranteed to unleash your inner maker. If you love to make and do, Creation Station is for you!

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BYOB Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads at this lively and long-running book group, and gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres. We're always open to new members - join us! This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month. 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Springfield Public Schools Parent Engagement Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sharon Maylor   413-787-6959   maylors@springfieldpublicschools.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This trainings will build the capacity of school staff to effectively work with parent groups and improve their facilitation skill while increasing knowledge regarding best practices to effectively engage families.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be 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.

This adult group meets every Wednesday from 1-3 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Design a Creepy Skull Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Geneva Caffee   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come in and have fun designing a creepy skull.to bring home and enjoy.  Each skull made of craft foam will be uniquely decorated using paint, beads, sequins and other craft materials. This teen program is for ages 11-18.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
anim_dog1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Read to Momo: a Dog Who Loves to Listen Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maeleah Carlisle   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Children are invited to read to Momo, a Bright Spot Therapy Dog. Call 263-6843 to register for a 10 minute slot ahead of time or drop by and see what is available.

We will host this program on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30pm, beginning Oct. 11th, 2017.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
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misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teens Volunteer at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 x425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Each Wednesday during October and November, teens ages 12-18 who want to gain work experience, earn community service hours, or just help to make the library a better place will meet in Teen Central to work on a volunteer project. Interested teens must have permission of a parent or guardian and, if age 14 or over, complete a CORI check following the first meeting. Sign up online or call Martha at 413-263-6828 ext. 425. Application forms and more information on volunteering at the library are found here: http://www.springfieldlibrary.org/library/about/volunteer/.

 

    Location: Central Library - Rice Hall
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, September 6 - November 29, 4:15-5 p.m. Join us for stories and a 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 Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
rec_paintpalette 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Art Party! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, September 20th - November 15, 5:30, Central Library Children's Program Room.  Join us for Art Party, where we will make art with different surprise supplies each week. See what you can create using everything from crayons, markers, and clay to mud, foam, marshmallows, and more!  Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.  Ages 6 - 12, siblings welcome.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
rec_games 5:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Game Night! at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop by Wellman Hall on the second floor and enjoy any one of many different games and puzzles! Bring a friend, or make a new one while playing chess, Scrabble, dominoes, or checkers. For those who prefer playing alone, the library will have brainteasers you can use such as word find and crossword puzzles, sudoku, and even a set of coloring books to complete. Bring your library card as you'll need that to check out the items while in use. 18+

    Location: Central Library
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Armoury Quadrangle Civic Association Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betsy Johnson   413-301-5387   betsy@bgjohnson.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The monthly meeting of the Armoury Quadrangle Civic Association will feature a presentation on Springfield's Complete Streets policy and a discussion about pedestrian safety -- including the problematic crossing to the Central Library, other difficult intersections in the neighborhood, initiatives to control traffic speed, and Halloween safety. 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_book3 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Afterthoughts Book Discussion 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 A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.

We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book are available at the branch.  Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome. This group meets every month from 6 - 7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Computer Skill PLC Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cindy Hutcheson   413-736-3900   chutcheson@valleyopp.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Basic Computer skill development for Spanish speaking Family Child care Providers.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
lib_book3 6:15 PM  -  7:45 PM Author Talk: Ed Orzechowski and His Book You'll Like It Here Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

You’ll Like it Here: The Story of Donald Vitkus is a gripping, true story by author Ed Orzechowski that chronicles the story of Belchertown State School patient #3394 Donald Vitkus.  Vitkus became a ward of the state as an infant after being abandoned by his mother.  He was bounced around to a few foster homes, and was misdiagnosed with an I.Q. of 41.  At age 6 he was committed to Belchertown State Hospital.   The book traces his wretched treatment in B.S.H. and how he triumphed later in life.  After leaving the infamous institution at age 17, Vitkus served in Vietnam, earned an associate degree, and raised a family. Refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
Thursday October 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_scissors 3:30 AM  -  5:00 AM Creation Station Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   (413)263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come explore the world of creativity! Every week we will experiment with different materials, methods and media guaranteed to unleash your inner maker. If you love to make and do, Creation Station is for you!

    Location: Brightwood
 
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Computer Clinic: Introduction to Email Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Grodofsky   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

From attachments and downloads to folders, spam, and more, this workshop can help you use email effectively and efficiently. Participants need an active email account to attend this workshop.  led by Linda

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, September 21st - November 16th, 10:30, Central Library Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.   Ages 3 - 5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
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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   413-263-6828   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you love LEGOS? Join us every Thursday for building fun! Share your ideas and brick vision with other LEGO lovers- let your imagination run wild!

    Location: Brightwood
 
rec_bicycle.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Bike Repair Workshop for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Hrobsky   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Learn do-it-yourself bike repair and maintenance by local bike experts from RadSpringfield. Bring your bike or just your questions.

This series will take place every Thursday in October. For ages 12-18.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
holiday_pumpkin 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM MadLab: Pumpkins Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Hrobsky   413-263-6843   
   

Bring your best estimation skills to the library. How many seeds do you think are in our pumpkin? How much do you think our pumpkin weighs?

Then, let’s find out whose estimate is the most accurate! Kids 5 - 12 are invited to some gooey fun.

 
    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 for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups 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 library 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 7:00 PM in the Children's Workroom. Adults and teens welcome!

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

Book & Craft Clubs    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
ent_filmproj 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Movies at Mason Square: Rock Dog Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen Sulzicki     
   

Join us in the Mason Square Branch Community Room for Rock Dog!

For the Tibetan mastiffs on Snow Mountain, a dog's life has a simple riff -- guard a peaceful village of sheep from the thuggish wolf Linnux and his rabid pack. To avoid distractions, mastiff leader Khampa forbids all music. However, when his son Bodi discovers a radio that fell from the sky, it takes just a few guitar licks for the lad's fate to be sealed. Wanting to be a rock 'n' roll star, Bodi heads to the city to locate Angus Scattergood, a legendary musician who needs to write a new song.

Rated PG.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Rise Up Western Mass Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jacqueline Neiman   413-348-2111   jackie@riseupwesternmass.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
ent_guitar01 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Arroz con Leche/Rice Pudding Contest Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Haydee C. Hodis   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

traditional and popular dessert throughout Hispanic America, arroz con leche was originally from Spanish and Arabic cultures, and was brought to the Americas in Colonial times. These days each country has its own version. Join us to taste this delicious dessert and select a contest winner. Call the branch at 413-263-6805 for more information about the contest. Music provided by Daniel “Choco” Garza and family.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Friday October 27, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Canvas Cafe Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come join us for an morning of fun and relaxation as we complete a painting from start to finish, and get you out before lunch! Even if you have never painted before, you will leave with something to be proud of. Supplies will be provided.  Limited to 12 participants, so please preregister. Morning refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.

This adult group meets every Friday from 10-11:30 AM.
 

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

Fridays, September 1 - December 29th, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Room. 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 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

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

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. This group meets every Friday from 1-2:30 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard Branch Library   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space limited to 8 participants so come early.

This club meets every Friday afternoon from 1:30-4:30 p.m.  Ages 8 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Pine Point Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. This club meets every week. Ages 8-18.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday October 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Adult First Aid/CPR/AED for PCAs Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Edwin Lara   617-284-1286   edwin.lara@1199funds.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Adult First Aid/CPR/AED for Personal Care Attendants.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Girls Who Code Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Girls Who Code is an organization dedicated to teaching coding and programming skills to middle and high school girls. Join us in the Forest Park Activity Den to learn about computer science and apply your new skills to game creation, animation, web design, art, music, fashion, and more. Different levels of coding are available to cater to both beginners and advanced participants. This is a 20-week course that meets most Saturdays through January 2018. At the first club meeting, holidays and vacations will be discussed to determine an official last club date. Please register early to reserve a spot. This club is for girls 11-18 years of age. Happy coding!

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
lib_bookpurple 11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Craft a Stylish Bookmark Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Emma Peterson   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make reading even more special with a beautiful, handmade bookmark.  This simple DIY project produces a beautiful keepsake you'll enjoy for years to come or may even want go give as a gift. For ages 8 - adult, all welcome.  Teen volunteers will be on hand to provide assistance.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfiedllibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips!

Every Saturday afternoon 12:00 - 2:30  p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 8 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Cookies and Canvas Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trish Labroad   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Calling all young artists (and it's okay if you don't consider yourself one): join us for a fun afternoon of painting. While your masterpiece is drying, enjoy some sweet treats. All supplies will be provided. Supplies limited, please register in advance. Ages 5 - 14.

This program will be featured again on Saturday, December 16th.

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

Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Children’s Program Room. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft.  No registration required.  Ages 3-10, siblings welcome! 

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday October 30, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Galbreath   (413)263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families.

Every Monday. Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shadd Jamison   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Recommended for ages 12 months-4 years, siblings welcome.

    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Monday from 1:30-3 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Indian Orchard
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rec_legoguy 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Attention LEGO enthusiasts!  Drop in for freestyle building, meeting new friends, and browsing the library's many LEGO-themed books. This program is ideal for children ages 5-10, but all are welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
ent_note 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Family Dance Party Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext.201   sodonnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Show us your best moves at the Family Dance Party! We'll dance, sing, play games, and find new ways to explore music every week. Ages 3-12, siblings welcome. Every Monday through November 13.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Financial Aid Night Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joseph W Paige   413-388-2426   joepaige1988@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The purpose is to assist Springfield Public School seniors and families with the Free Applicaiton for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

http://www.fafsa.ed.gov    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Tuesday October 31, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Infant/Toddler Playgroup at Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Corey Ferguson   413-263-6828 ext 201   cferguson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, September 19-November 14, 2017, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Children's Program Room. Drop in and join us for stories, songs, movement, and multi-sensory playtime. Adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. No registration required. Ages birth-36 months, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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
   

Tuesdays, September 5 - December 19th, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
elect_computer3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Hi!Tech: Introduction to the Web Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shadd Jamison   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Develop the skill you need to explore and use the web confidently and competently. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is needed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffleThis program is intended for people aged 18 years or older.

This program is part of the October HiTech series, which includes:

10/14 Introduction to Microsoft Excel, 10am-12pm at the Central Library

10/17 Getting Started with Computers, 10:30am-12pm at the East Springfield Branch Library

10/24 Continuing with Computers, 10:30am-12pm at the East Springfield Branch Library

10/26 Computer Clinic: Introduction to Email, 10-11am at the Central Library

10/31 Introduction to the Web,10:30-noon at the East Springfield Branch Library

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Springfield
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Refugee Women's Support Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sylvia Staub     sylviastaub@earthlink.net
   

Not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM 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 in the Community Room 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 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mayor's Commission on Disabilities Monthly Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elizabeth Leak   413-787-6757   ELeak@springfieldcityhall.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The MOCD is an ongoing focus group comprised of 5 residents, selected by the Mayor’s office, that meet monthly to consider, address, and solve issues specific to Springfield’s handicap and disabled population.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
holiday_ghost 3:15 PM  -  3:15 PM Spooky Slime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Hrobsky   413-263-6843   
   

The witching hour is about to begin! Ever wanted to concoct your very own potion? Indulge in a bit of DIY Science and make some customized SLIME just in time for Halloween!

Children 6 and up are invited to join us in the Mason Square Children's workroom for an afternoon of sticky mixing.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
holiday_ghost 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Spooky Slime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The witching hour is about to begin! Ever wanted to concoct your very own potion? Indulge in a bit of DIY Science and make some customized SLIME just in time for Halloween!

Children 6 and up are invited to join us in the Mason Square Children's workroom for an afternoon of sticky mixing.

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
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rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens 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 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let your imagination run wild!

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_chess_knight 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience! Adults, age 18+ and offered every Tuesday.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday November 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_scissors 3:30 AM  -  5:00 AM Creation Station Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   (413)263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come explore the world of creativity! Every week we will experiment with different materials, methods and media guaranteed to unleash your inner maker. If you love to make and do, Creation Station is for you!

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM BYOB Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads at this lively book group. Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres. We're always open to new members - join us!

This adult group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at noon.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be 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.

This adult group meets every Wednesday from 1-3 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
holiday_pumpkin 1:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Fall Fest Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shadd Jamison   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

It's that wonderful time of the year when East Springfield celebrates fall in our neighborhood! Even though it is November 1st we will still be in the Halloween mood. Wearing costumes is strongly encouraged. You can also enter our baking contest and you might be crowned top baker! Entertainment will be provided by PJ the Magician, musician Jon Hollywood, and Toto the Tornado Kitten with his companion Jonathan. Free samples by Chickie D's Grill and Chicken from near-by Carew St., and other refreshments from the Friends of the Library.

    Location: East Springfield
 
anim_dog1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Read to Momo: a Dog Who Loves to Listen Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maeleah Carlisle   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Children are invited to read to Momo, a Bright Spot Therapy Dog. Call 263-6843 to register for a 10 minute slot ahead of time or drop by and see what is available.

We will host this program on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30pm, beginning Oct. 11th, 2017.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teens Volunteer at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 x425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Each Wednesday during October and November, teens ages 12-18 who want to gain work experience, earn community service hours, or just help to make the library a better place will meet in Teen Central to work on a volunteer project. Interested teens must have permission of a parent or guardian and, if age 14 or over, complete a CORI check following the first meeting. Sign up online or call Martha at 413-263-6828 ext. 425. Application forms and more information on volunteering at the library are found here: Volunteer.

 

    Location: Central Library - Rice Hall
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, September 6 - November 29, 4:15-5 p.m. Join us for stories and a 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 Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
rec_paintpalette 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Art Party! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, September 20th - November 15, 5:30, Central Library Children's Program Room.  Join us for Art Party, where we will make art with different surprise supplies each week. See what you can create using everything from crayons, markers, and clay to mud, foam, marshmallows, and more!  Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.  Ages 6 - 12, siblings welcome.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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food_grocery 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Extreme Couponing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shadd Jamison   413-263-6841   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Want to save money and find the best deals on products? Come get advice and coupon swap with expert Tammy and start couponing like a pro. Light refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library.

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

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

Library Commissioners    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_bookshelf 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Books & Brew Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Cure your mid-week blues with a lively book discussion and some brew at Nathan Bill's Bar and Restaurant, 110 Island Pond Road. All are welcome!

For our next meeting we will be discussing                                                 

Copies of this title will be available for pickup at the East Forest Park Library prior to the meeting. No sign up is required, however, please contact the branch if you have any questions.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday November 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_scissors 3:30 AM  -  5:00 AM Creation Station Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   (413)263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come explore the world of creativity! Every week we will experiment with different materials, methods and media guaranteed to unleash your inner maker. If you love to make and do, Creation Station is for you!

    Location: Brightwood
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, September 21st - November 16th, 10:30, Central Library Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.   Ages 3 - 5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library 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   413-263-6828   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
lib_book3 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   efilios@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This month the Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss Evicted: Poverty and Profit in ther American City by Matthew Desmond

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. This group meets meets every month from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month. 

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_globe 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Register to Work at MGM! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Caitlin Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Would you like to get a job at the casino? MGM Springfield will conduct its hiring using an online program known as SkillSmart. 

Now you can get help setting up a SkillSmart profile in three different library locations. Kat Mangiafico, of Opportunity Services, will hold monthly Skillsmart Registration drop-in sessions at the Central Library, as well as at the Mason Square and the Sixteen Acres branch libraries Once you have a profile in SkillSmart, you will automatically receive notifications on job openings, educational opportunities, and other important MGM Springfield employment updates. 

No registration required. This training is brought to you by Springfield City Library and Opportunity Services, Inc. 

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM 3D Printing Exploration for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Toysinbox associates will introduce teens to the 3D printing world. Participants will learn how 3D printers work and then use a Makerbot 3D printer to make a 3D object in multiple colors to take home for themselves. This program is for ages 12-18. Space is limited to 20.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you love LEGOS? Join us every Thursday for building fun! Share your ideas and brick vision with other LEGO lovers- let your imagination run wild!

    Location: Brightwood
 
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 for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups 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 library 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 7:00 PM in the Children's Workroom. Adults and teens welcome!

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

Book & Craft Clubs    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
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lib_book3 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Food for Thought Cookbook Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Johnston   413-263-6828 ext 293   jjohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

If you love to cook and try new recipes, then this is the group for you! A cook book is chosen by the group and put on display at the circulation desk. You can choose a recipe to make and bring it the night of the event to share with everyone.It is a great way to share a love of cooking and recipes! The group will meet on the first Thursday of the month. Ages 18+

Book & Craft Clubs    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM WalkBike Springfield meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betsy Johnson   413-301-5387   betsy@bgjohnson.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Regular meeting of residents working to improve conditions for walking and bicycling in Springfield

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
Friday November 3, 2017 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.

This adult group meets every Friday from 10-11:30 AM.
 

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

Fridays, September 1 - December 29th, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Room. 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 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_yoga 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Tai Chi for Everyone Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shadd Jaimison   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tai Chi is a slow motion, low impact form of exercise that is suitable for people of any age. Tai Chi is often referred to as “Moving Meditation” and can be practiced by almost anyone. Event will take place outside on the lawn at East Springfield Library, weather permitting. Ages 10-seniors.
 

    Location: East Springfield
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. This group meets every Friday from 1-2:30 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard Branch Library   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space limited to 8 participants so come early.

This club meets every Friday afternoon from 1:30-4:30 p.m.  Ages 8 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_paintpalette 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Explorations for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Galbreath   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Teens will be exploring a variety of art media in our monthly Friday afternoon sessions at Indian Orchard. We will use sharpies, watercolors, and tissue paper and more to explore portraiture, landscapes and abstract art. For ages 11 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Pine Point Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. This club meets every week. Ages 8-18.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday November 4, 2017 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Girls Who Code Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Girls Who Code is an organization dedicated to teaching coding and programming skills to middle and high school girls. Join us in the Forest Park Activity Den to learn about computer science and apply your new skills to game creation, animation, web design, art, music, fashion, and more. Different levels of coding are available to cater to both beginners and advanced participants. This is a 20-week course that meets most Saturdays through January 2018. At the first club meeting, holidays and vacations will be discussed to determine an official last club date. Please register early to reserve a spot. This club is for girls 11-18 years of age. Happy coding!

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:30 PM Jack and Jill Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pamela Westmoreland   413-222-3957   misspjw@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Working meeting for Jack and Jill group (grades 3-5) to work on modules for organization.  Western Massachusetts Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfiedllibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips!

Every Saturday afternoon 12:00 - 2:30  p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 8 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
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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. Held the first Saturday of the month.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
rec_legoguy 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Duplo Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trish LaBroad   413-263-6840   
   

Calling all families of children birth - 5!  Learn, play and meet new friends at this fun neighborhood gathering.  We'll have plenty of Duplo blocks (a bigger, child safe version of Legos) available to encourage building and exploration.

Older siblings are welcome.  An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.  No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program.

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

Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Children’s Program Room. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft.  No registration required.  Ages 3-10, siblings welcome! 

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday November 6, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Galbreath   (413)263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families.

Every Monday. Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shadd Jamison   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Recommended for ages 12 months-4 years, siblings welcome.

    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Monday from 1:30-3 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Attention LEGO enthusiasts!  Drop in for freestyle building, meeting new friends, and browsing the library's many LEGO-themed books. This program is ideal for children ages 5-10, but all are welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
ent_note 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Family Dance Party Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext.201   sodonnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Show us your best moves at the Family Dance Party! We'll dance, sing, play games, and find new ways to explore music every week. Ages 3-12, siblings welcome. Every Monday through November 13.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday November 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Municipal Elections Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Reserved for the Election Commission. 

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
misc_none 6:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Municipal Elections Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Reserved for the Election Commission.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
misc_none 6:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Municipal Elections Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Reserved for the Election Commission. 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Infant/Toddler Playgroup at Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Corey Ferguson   413-263-6828 ext 201   cferguson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, September 19-November 14, 2017, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Children's Program Room. Drop in and join us for stories, songs, movement, and multi-sensory playtime. Adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. No registration required. Ages birth-36 months, siblings welcome.

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

Tuesdays, September 5 - December 19th, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Refugee Women's Support Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sylvia Staub     sylviastaub@earthlink.net
   

Not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM 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 in the Community Room for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM HHS All Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Soloe Dennis   413-787-6761   sdennis@springfieldcityhall.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Staff meeting for the Department of Health and Human Services.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
food_turnip 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Food Fear Factor Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Teens, do you have the nerve to try strange and new foods? Get through our whole selection, and you'll win a treat to reward your tongue for being so brave! For ages 11-19.

    Location: East Springfield
 
office_meeting1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Advisory Board at Brightwood 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. For ages 11-18

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens 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 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let your imagination run wild!

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Jubilant Jewelry Making 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. This workshop is best suited for ages 9-19, however children 7-9 who are accompanied by an adult are welcome.  Space is limited to 10-12 participants and priority is given to those who have registered.  This workshop is held the first Tuesday of the month through June, 2018.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
rec_chess_knight 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience! Adults, age 18+ and offered every Tuesday.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Local Union 3556 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brenda Bates   413-787-7254   batesb@springfieldpublicschools.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Meeting to discuss union business with Springfield School Department clerks.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
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Wednesday November 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_scissors 3:30 AM  -  5:00 AM Creation Station Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   (413)263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come explore the world of creativity! Every week we will experiment with different materials, methods and media guaranteed to unleash your inner maker. If you love to make and do, Creation Station is for you!

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BYOB Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads at this lively and long-running book group, and gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres. We're always open to new members - join us! This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month. 

Due to holiday scheduling, meetings in November and December will be held on November 8 and 29 and December 13.

 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be 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.

This adult group meets every Wednesday from 1-3 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_tennis 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tabletop Tennis at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tabletop tennis anyone?  Teens are invited to join us for 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. For ages 11-18.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
anim_dog1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Read to Momo: a Dog Who Loves to Listen Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maeleah Carlisle   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Children are invited to read to Momo, a Bright Spot Therapy Dog. Call 263-6843 to register for a 10 minute slot ahead of time or drop by and see what is available.

We will host this program on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30pm, beginning Oct. 11th, 2017.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
office_meeting1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Advisory Board at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join the Mason Square Teen Advisory Board and share your ideas on improving teen programs, library materials, and everything else that will make our branch an even better place for young adults. The group is also a fun way to meet new friends, get community service hours and build your resume! Light refreshments will be served.

We will meet once a month and your time spent contributing to the Teen Advisory Board can count for volunteer hours.

If you are interested in joining Mason Square TAB, attend an upcoming meeting or contact Librarian Ellen Sulzycki at esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org or 413-263-6853.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teens Volunteer at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 x425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Each Wednesday during October and November, teens ages 12-18 who want to gain work experience, earn community service hours, or just help to make the library a better place will meet in Teen Central to work on a volunteer project. Interested teens must have permission of a parent or guardian and, if age 14 or over, complete a CORI check following the first meeting. Sign up online or call Martha at 413-263-6828 ext. 425. Application forms and more information on volunteering at the library are found here: http://www.springfieldlibrary.org/library/about/volunteer/.

 

    Location: Central Library - Rice Hall
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_wizard_hat 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Magic The Gathering Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a monthly club of Magic the Gathering players to meet and enjoy playing. Bring your own cards, or use the cards we will have provided for players. Don't know how to play? Thats okay, we can teach you!

    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   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, September 6 - November 29, 4:15-5 p.m. Join us for stories and a 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 Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
rec_paintpalette 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Art Party! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, September 20th - November 15, 5:30, Central Library Children's Program Room.  Join us for Art Party, where we will make art with different surprise supplies each week. See what you can create using everything from crayons, markers, and clay to mud, foam, marshmallows, and more!  Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.  Ages 6 - 12, siblings welcome.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Comic Book Creation for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Theresa Boulrice   413-263-6836   tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you love comic books, graphic novels or webcomics? Did you ever want to create your own? Whether you are an artist or a writer, come work on your project with fellow enthusiasts. Prompts will be provided to help your creative juices. There will also be opportunities for writers and artists to team up to create stories together and, occasionally, guest artists and writers will visit. Snacks will be provided. For ages 11-18.

    Location: East Forest Park
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Writing and Drawing Your Own Graphic Novel Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Theresa Boulrice   413-263-6836   tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the East Forest Park Library for a three-part workshop series on writing and drawing graphic novels, led by local author Haven Williams. These programs are part of the Comics Creation group for ages 11-18.

Workshop 1 - Oct.11: Learn about drawing basic shapes and faces and creating page layout.

Workshop 2 - Nov. 8: Work on shading and learn about writing dialogue balloons,  bubbles, and sound effects.

Workshop 3 - Dec.13: Learn how to create motion in your drawings, how to choose color, and work on developing the characteristics of your heroes and villains.

 

    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Technology PLC Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cindy Hutcheson   413-736-3900 X218   chutcheson@valleyopp.com
   

This is not a ibrary-sponsored event.

Professional Learning Community (PLC) in basic computer technology for Spanish Speaking Family Child Care Providers.

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

Monthly all-ages craft night. Come have fun and let us clean up the mess! Held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. All Ages.

 

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday November 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_scissors 3:30 AM  -  5:00 AM Creation Station Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   (413)263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come explore the world of creativity! Every week we will experiment with different materials, methods and media guaranteed to unleash your inner maker. If you love to make and do, Creation Station is for you!

    Location: Brightwood
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Support Network Support Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cynthia Santiago   413-218-5055   csantiago@wmtcinfo.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Support group for Parent/Grandparents/Caregivers whom have children with Social, Emotiona, and Behavioral Challenges.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, September 21st - November 16th, 10:30, Central Library Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.   Ages 3 - 5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library 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   413-263-6828   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Springfield Young Children’s System of Care Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Justin Chellman   413-787-6724   jchellman@springfieldcityhall.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The Springfield Young Children’s System of Care meeting is a collaborative space to strengthen a new system of care by bringing together the professionals and family members who care for, serve, and support children ages 0-8.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you love LEGOS? Join us every Thursday for building fun! Share your ideas and brick vision with other LEGO lovers- let your imagination run wild!

    Location: Brightwood
 
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 for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups 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 library 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 7:00 PM in the Children's Workroom. Adults and teens welcome!

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

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
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Friday November 10, 2017 Go To Top
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    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of Veterans' Day (observed).

Locations and Hours    
    Location: All Library Locations
Saturday November 11, 2017 Go To Top
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    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

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

Locations and Hours    
    Location: All Library Locations
 
elect_laptop.GIF 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfiedllibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips!

Every Saturday afternoon 12:00 - 2:30  p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 8 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
Monday November 13, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Galbreath   (413)263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families.

Every Monday. Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shadd Jamison   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Recommended for ages 12 months-4 years, siblings welcome.

    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Monday from 1:30-3 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Attention LEGO enthusiasts!  Drop in for freestyle building, meeting new friends, and browsing the library's many LEGO-themed books. This program is ideal for children ages 5-10, but all are welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
ent_note 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Family Dance Party Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext.201   sodonnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Show us your best moves at the Family Dance Party! We'll dance, sing, play games, and find new ways to explore music every week. Ages 3-12, siblings welcome. Every Monday through November 13.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Resolve Infertility Support Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erin Chrusciel   413-348-0505   erin@erinchrusciel.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Please join us at this peer-led, open forum group & meet others who are facing similar challenges, in a relaxed and confidential setting. Topics of discussion may include current treatment, dealing with friends and family, and coping strategies. The group is open to women & men, individuals & couples, who are struggling with infertility. $5 optional donation for non- Resolve members.

Please register at admin@resolvenewengland.org or 781-890-2250 so that we may contact you if there are cancelations

http://www.resolvenewengland.org/    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday November 14, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Infant/Toddler Playgroup at Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Corey Ferguson   413-263-6828 ext 201   cferguson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, September 19-November 14, 2017, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Children's Program Room. Drop in and join us for stories, songs, movement, and multi-sensory playtime. Adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. No registration required. Ages birth-36 months, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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
   

Tuesdays, September 5 - December 19th, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Refugee Women's Support Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sylvia Staub     sylviastaub@earthlink.net
   

Not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Afterthoughts 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
   

We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book are available at the Second Level (Rotunda) Circulation Desk  Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome. This group meets on the second Tuesday of each month from noon to 1:00 p.m.

This month's selection is: Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood by Alexandra Fuller (2001) nonfiction.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM 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 in the Community Room for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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