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Monday July 21, 2014 -  Saturday July 26, 2014 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Summer Spots Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 x201   
   

Can you guess some of our favorite spots to visit in the Summer?  Here's a clue:  "Looking for excitement and lots of fun rides?  This spot has it all: carousels, coasters, and slides!"  Know the answer?  Come on in and find the picture!  Complete the other nine clues and claim your prize!  Ages 5-12.

Children's Summer Reading Club    
    Location: All Library Locations
Wednesday July 23, 2014 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 2:00 AM  -  4:00 AM 18 Minute Marshmallow Challenge at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The task is simple: in eighteen minutes, teams must build the tallest free-standing structure out of 20 sticks of spaghetti, one yard of tape, one yard of string, and one marshmallow. The marshmallow needs to be on top. Are you up for the challenge? Open to youth 10-18. You may work in teams or by yourself. Preregistration is strongly encouraged - call 413-263-6846.

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

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

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

Join us at Mason Square every Wednesday morning for stories, songs, and crafts. For ages 3 to 8, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Children's Bilingual Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

HELLO! HOLA! Would your children like to join our young bilingual story club, English-Spanish? We'll be meeting on Wednesdays from 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm beginning April 2, 2014. Bring your little ones to the library to sing, dance, play and meet new friends. Best of all participants will have the opportunity to listen to some very good stories! This new 30-minute program is appropriate for children 2 - 4 years old, accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Please call 413-263-6805 to sign up. See you at the library!

HOLA! HELLO! Le gustaria que sus niños participen en el Club de lectura bilingue, English-Español?. Vamos a reunirnos los Miercoles de 1:30 - 2:00 pm empezando el 2 de Abril. Traiga a sus niñitos a la biblioteca a cantar, bailar, jugar y conocer nuevos amiguitos. Lo mas importante es que los participantes tendran la oportunidad de escucharan cuentos muy buenos. Este nuevo programa de 30 minutos es apropiado para niños de 2 a 4 años de edad, acompañados de un padre o su niñera. Para registrarse, por favor llame al 413-263-6805. Nos vemos en la biblioteca!

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood
 
elect_multimedia 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Digital Media Mini-camp -- Audacity Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Teens will spend two afternoons (July 22 and 23) learning to create an audio recording in Audacity, and can submit their finished projects to be showcased at the Teen Digital Media Festival on August 20.

Earn credit toward Teen Summer Reading Club prizes for participating and for entering your project in the Teen Digital Media Festival.

Signing up for the first class includes the second.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
food_ice cream cone 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mad Lab: Ice Cream at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Make ice cream in a tin can, plastic bag or a special ice cream making ball. Rain or shine. For ages 5 to 15.

Children's Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Mason Square
 
rec_legoguy 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Let's Get Spacey with Legos at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Blast off with Legos and set your navigation controls for deep space.  You are invited to join this space Lego mission. Children will explore shapes, sizes, and colors combined with a space fantasy using their imagination with Legos.  They can build space stations, spaceships, aliens, ray guns, futuristic landscapes and beyond.  First 12 registrants will receive a free mini Lego Robot.  Free program for ages 5 -12. Call the East Forest Park Branch Library at 413-263-6836 to sign up.

Children's Summer Reading Club    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Weekly Storytime at Pine Point Express Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-268-6855   kshugrue@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us in our  colorful and cozy library every Wednesday afternoon at 4:00 for stories and an easy craft. For ages 3-8, siblings welcome. No registration needed.

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
food_ice cream cone 4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Mad Lab: Ice Cream at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make ice cream in a tin can, plastic bag or a special ice cream making ball. Rain or shine. For ages 5 to 15.

Children's Summer Reading Club    
    Location: East Springfield
 
school_chemistry1 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Science Squad at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This series of programs will explore eight different scientific areas with engaging, hands-on activities tailored to school-aged children. Each program will include a brief discussion of scientific principles, getting hands-on by making models or examples, and “science in action,” where Science Squad members conduct experiments and work with their models. Ages 8-12. To register, please call the Children's Room.

Week 5: Catapult Science – We will launch marshmallows through the air with our own simple catapults, having fun while learning about engineering.

 

Science Squad    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM How to Create a Blog on Tumblr: A Workshop for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

In this hands-on workshop, writer and editor Molly McArdle will show you how to create your own blog on Tumblr. Molly will demonstrate how to upload photos to your blog, how to add text, and how to style your Tumblr blog to your individual taste.

Molly McArdle is a published writer who serves as the Tumblr Editor for The Rumpus, a literary blog.

 

 

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 6 spaces available.
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Thursday July 24, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Hi!Tech: Introduction to Publisher Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Learn the basics of home-based desktop publishing in this hands-on workshop. Explore Publisher’s powerful templates to help you make professional-looking brochures. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Donna.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
   
 
office_meeting1 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Circle in the Square at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Do you remember Buckingham Junior High, King’s Department Store and the Strand Theater? Join us for a continuing chat about our memories of growing up in the neighborhoods surrounding Winchester Square, now known as Mason Square. Bring photos or mementos to spark conversation. Light refreshments served. Please drop in!


 

Mason Square    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM 18 Minute Marshmallow Challenge at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

The task is simple: in eighteen minutes, teams must build the tallest free-standing structure out of 20 sticks of spaghetti, one yard of tape, one yard of string, and one marshmallow. The marshmallow needs to be on top. Are you up for the challenge? Open to youth ages 10-18. You may work in teams or by yourself. Preregistration is strongly encouraged.  Call 413-263-6843 to preregister.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Forest Park
 
nat_sun 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Ice Tunnels at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

What will happen when we combine salt, watercolors, ice, and summer sunlight? Try this unbelievable science experiment and find out! The program may be held outdoors, weather permitting.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Mason Square
 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Crime Scene Investigation for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   
   

Have you ever wondered how crime scene investigators do their work? Let forensic science expert Amanda Sarrasin show you how to dust for fingerprints, analyze blood spatters, and investigate a mock crime scene. For ages 12-19. Space is limited to 20.

 

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 17 spaces available.
 
office_document_tack 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Make Your Own Artist Trading Cards: Transfer Prints for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make your own Artist Trading Cards using image transfer techniques with printmaker Esther White. Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) are miniature works of art, perfect for collecting and sharing with friends. We'll be making our own ATCs using image transfers from photocopies, magazines, and newspapers. It's a whole new way to collage! For teens ages 12-19.

Esther S White is an artist living and working in Northampton, MA.

 

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_bookman 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Brightwood Branch library for our weekly Minecraft club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Participants need to have a Minecraft account. Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

    Location: Brightwood
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Steampunk Craft: Catapult-Making Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Do you like launching marbles, pennies, or balls of paper through the air? Join us to make popsicle-stick catapults. It's fun for all ages!

To complement Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City at the Springfield Museums, the Mason Square Branch Library will host a series of three steampunk inspired movies and crafts. Make a catapult and stay for the film. All supplies will be provided.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Do you want to learn to knit or crochet, or need help with a yarn project you have started? Bring a pair of #8 or #9 needles and a ball of worsted weight yarn, or a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook and a ball of worsted weight yarn to the Forest Park Branch Library and our talented volunteer, Lynn, will help you. Teens, adults and families are encouraged to stop in and give it a try! You'll be able to check out new items at the Library as well as visit with others interested in the crafts of knitting and crocheting. It's great for beginning or advanced knitters. The "Knit-n-More" group meets Thursdays from 5 -6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Anne at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park
 
ent_film-reel 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies @ Mason Square: The Films of Steampunk Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

To complement Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City at the Springfield Museums, the Mason Square Branch will host a series of three steampunk inspired movies and crafts. This week's screening is hosted by Cynthia Miller, co-author of Undead in the West, with a discussion and questions and answers following the movie.

Van Helsing

Vampires, adventure, and epic fight scenes! Van Helsing, the notorious monster hunter, is sent to Transylvania to stop Count Dracula who is using Dr. Frankenstein's research for sinister purposes. Rated PG-13.

Popcorn and pizza will be served!

Watch the movie trailer here.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM PJ Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Put on your jammies, brush your teeth and come to Forest Park Branch Library for bedtime stories, songs and fun followed by a bedtime snack. This family program is best for families with children ages 3 - 8 years old.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
lib_book3 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Local Authors @ Your Library: Spotlight on African-American Writers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

July is local author month at the Mason Square Branch Library!

On the first four Thursdays from 6-7:30 p.m. the branch will feature recently-published local authors who will be available to meet-and-greet the public, sell-and-sign copies of their book, and answers questions about writing, publishing, and more. Stop by and see what stories they have for you!

This Thursday will feature:

Blanche Jackson-Hill: Wilbraham resident, Blanche Jackson-Hill's book, Straight to the Point Financing: A Quick & Easy Guide to Managing Your Money, has been lauded as the guide that will "revolutionize the finances of the common man." In her dedication, Jackson Hill notes that the book is for "the younger generation, who has not yet developed any bad financial habits but also has not established a solid foundation for good habits to manage money. For those who find themselves trying to get out of debt, you will hopefully find that these guidelines are easy to adopt. This book gets right to the subject at hand, making it very suitable for people who really do not enjoy reading. Therefore, this book is for everyone." You can find her book in the catalog here.

Local Authors    
    Location: Mason Square
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Friday July 25, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_legoguy 1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Fun at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in Legos: What will you build or make? Come join us for an afternoon of fun with Legos.

Children's Summer Reading Club    
    Location: East Springfield
Saturday July 26, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Fiction Book Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Are you a teen or tween who likes to read fiction? Join other reading fans once a month to discuss your favorite books. The book for July is Dangerous by Shannon Hale. You can sign up ahead of time by calling the branch or just drop in. Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk.

Description of Dangerous: When aspiring astronaut Maisie Danger Brown, who was born without a right hand, and the other space camp students get the opportunity to do something amazing in space, Maisie must prove how dangerous she can be and how far she is willing to go to protect everything she has ever loved..

    Location: East Forest Park
 
ent_microphone1 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Poetry Slam at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Poets, are you ready to compete? Bring your best, original rhymes and spoken word to a Springfield Poetry Slam and show us what you’ve got. Be there at 12:30 p.m. for your chance to compete. And audience members: don’t think you’re just there to watch---you may be selected to be the judge for the day. Winners will compete in our final slam in October. Our goal: form a Springfield Slam Team to compete nationally!

Springfield Poetry Slams will be coordinated by Maurice “Soulfighter” Taylor. 

Poetry Slam    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are 39 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime 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 a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday July 28, 2014 -  Saturday August 2, 2014 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue Summer Reading Craft: Rainbow Wind Sock Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Drop in to any library location during open hours this week and complete a windsock craft. Make and decorate your wind sock using colorful crepe paper streamers, yarn, ribbon and markers. Hang it up at home and watch it move with the breeze! Ages 3-12.

Children's Summer Reading Club    
    Location: All Library Locations
Monday July 28, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer1 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Computer Clinic: Focus on Online Shopping Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Grodofsky   413-263-6836 or 6843   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you have a question about using a computer whether it be email, word processing, or something you saw on the web? Drop by the East Forest Park Branch Library and meet with Linda to have your questions addressed, or to start anew. Beginners and experienced computer users are welcomed. The workshop will begin with a twenty-minute overview of online shopping. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle.

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Forest Park
   
 
elect_video_camera 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Digital Media Mini Camp -- iMovie Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Teens will spend two afternoons (July 28 and 29) learning to create a video in iMovie, and can submit their finished projects to be showcased at the Teen Digital Media Festival on August 20.

Earn credit toward Teen Summer Reading Club prizes for participating and for entering your project in the Teen Digital Media Festival!

Signing up for the first class includes the second.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
ent_note 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Make Music out of Water at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Did you know you can make music out of water?  You can experiment with your own music by turning glasses of water into instruments. Ages 5 to 12.

Children's Summer Reading Club    
    Location: East Springfield
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pyzsnik   263-6828 ext 471   gpyzsnik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Occasional meetings in the community room allow us to watch anime episodes.

Teen Time at the Central Library    
    Location: Central Library
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Come in your pajamas and enjoy bedtime stories and songs!  We'll finish with a tasty snack.  Ages 3-8, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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Tuesday July 29, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for stories, songs, and a craft!  Preregistration required only if you are bringing more than 4 children.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_video_camera 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Digital Media Mini Camp -- iMovie Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Teens will spend two afternoons (July 28 and 29) learning to create a video in iMovie, and can submit their finished projects to be showcased at the Teen Digital Media Festival on August 20.

Earn credit toward Teen Summer Reading Club prizes for participating and for entering your project in the Teen Digital Media Festival!

Signing up for the first class includes the second.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Artbots! at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

Come to the Brightwood branch and learn how to make a working robot out of a pool noodle and an electric toothbrush! Bring your robot to life and see what it can do!

This program is for older children and teens. Please preregister!

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM 18 Minute Marshmallow Challenge at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   
   

The task is simple: in eighteen minutes, teams must build the tallest free-standing structure out of 20 sticks of spaghetti, one yard of tape, one yard of string, and one marshmallow. The marshmallow needs to be on top. Are you up for the challenge? Open to youth 10-18. You may work in teams or by yourself. Preregistration is strongly encouraged.  Call 413-263-6843 to preregister.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday July 30, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime at Mason Square Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

Join us at Mason Square every Wednesday morning for stories, songs, and crafts. For ages 3 to 8, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_camera 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Light Painting at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Make beautiful designs in the dark with flashlights, rope lighting, and light-up toys and learn to photograph them with the app LongExpo. This program is for teens and tweens.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
food_ice cream cone 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mad Lab: Ice Cream at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make ice cream in a tin can…or a plastic bag! Yum! Enjoy more summer treats on our lawn. From 2 pm until we run out.  Open to children 5 years and older.

Children's Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Mad Lab: Egg Drop at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Using everyday items to create a safety suit for an egg, we will see if the safety suit works.

Children's Summer Reading Club    
    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Crime Scene Investigation for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Have you ever wondered how crime scene investigators do their work? Let forensic science expert Amanda Sarrasin show you how to dust for fingerprints, analyze blood spatters, and investigate a mock crime scene. For ages 12-19.

 

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 26 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Weekly Storytime at Pine Point Express Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-268-6855   kshugrue@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us in our  colorful and cozy library every Wednesday afternoon at 4:00 for stories and an easy craft. For ages 3-8, siblings welcome. No registration needed.

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
school_chemistry1 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Science Squad at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This series of programs will explore eight different scientific areas with engaging, hands-on activities tailored to school-aged children. Each program will include a brief discussion of scientific principles, getting hands-on by making models or examples, and “science in action,” where Science Squad members conduct experiments and work with their models. Ages 8-12. To register, please call the Children's Room.

Week 6: Rocket Science – Learn about rocket design and flight, then create and fly your own awesome rocket creation!

Science Squad    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
lib_book3 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM East Forest Park Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Grodofsky   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz.
  
The East Forest Park Book Discussion Group meets every month from 6 - 7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month. We select a new book to discuss every month. Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
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Thursday July 31, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Hi!Tech: Introduction to Excel Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Excel can help manage household and small business budgets and with creating address books, membership lists, and much more. This class covers spreadsheets, formulas, and data entry. Basic computer knowledge is assumed. Participants earn a raffle ticket for this month's Hi!Tech drawing. Led by Emma.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
   
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Summer Leadership Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maryalice Foisy   413-530-1741   
   

Summer meeting with local PTA Units. Not library sponored.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM 18 Minute Marshmallow Challenge at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

The task is simple: in eighteen minutes, teams must build the tallest free-standing structure out of 20 sticks of spaghetti, one yard of tape, one yard of string, and one marshmallow. The marshmallow needs to be on top. Are you up for the challenge? Open to youth 10-18. You may work in teams or by yourself. Preregistration is strongly encouraged.  Call 413-263-6805 to preregister.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_bookman 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Brightwood Branch library for our weekly Minecraft club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Participants need to have a Minecraft account. Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

    Location: Brightwood
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Steampunk Craft: Paper Airplanes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Try out your flying-machine skills! Fold and throw all different types of paper airplanes in the Mason Square Garden.

To complement Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City, at the Springfield Museums, the Mason Square branch will host a series of three steampunk inspired movies and crafts. Fold some planes, then stay for the film. All supplies will be provided. This program is good for teens and adults.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Mason Square
 
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Do you want to learn to knit or crochet, or need help with a yarn project you have started? Bring a pair of #8 or #9 needles and a ball of worsted weight yarn, or a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook and a ball of worsted weight yarn to the Forest Park Branch Library and our talented volunteer, Lynn, will help you. Teens, adults and families are encouraged to stop in and give it a try! You'll be able to check out new items at the Library as well as visit with others interested in the crafts of knitting and crocheting. It's great for beginning or advanced knitters. The "Knit-n-More" group meets Thursdays from 5 -6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Anne at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Community Conversation Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Canosa Albano   413-263-6828 ext 291   
   

Civic & Community Engagement Team holding a conversation with residents and others interested in the Mason Square area. Held in the Children's Program Room.

    Location: Mason Square
 
ent_filmproj 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies @ Mason Square: The Films of Steampunk Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

To complement Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial Cityat the Springfield Museums, the Mason Square branch will host a series of three steampunk inspired movies and crafts. This week's screening is hosted by Sarah Hodge-Wetherbee, steampunk aficionado and City librarian, with a discussion and questions and answers following the movie.

Around the World In 80 Days

A bet sends a British inventor, a Chinese thief, and a French artist on a worldwide adventure that they can circle the globe in 80 days. Rated PG.

Pizza and popcorn will be served!

Watch the trailer here.

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

Make a rocket with simple household materials. Children 5 - 11 years old are invited to register by calling the branch.

Children's Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
Friday August 1, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday August 2, 2014 Go To Top
office_pencil 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Vitamin P for Poetry: a Poetry Writing Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 x213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Once a month, get a dose of poetry. In the first hour, come prepared to read and to discuss poems by established poets. In the second hour, engage in writing prompts inspired by the very poems we read together and then share aloud your ideas for new poems. Facilitated by local award-winning multilingual poet and educator, María Luisa Arroyo.

Poetry Classes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
        There are 15 spaces available.
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lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime 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 a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday August 4, 2014 -  Saturday August 9, 2014 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Outer Space Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Drop in to any library branch during open hours and try our Outer Space scavenger hunt.  Do you know which planet has rings around it?  Come find the picture hidden in the library!  Complete all ten clues and earn a prize!  Ages 5-12.

Children's Summer Reading Club    
    Location: All Library Locations
Monday August 4, 2014 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pyzsnik   263-6828 ext 471   gpyzsnik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Occasional meetings in the community room allow us to watch anime episodes.

Teen Time at the Central Library    
    Location: Central Library
 
elect_computer3 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Hi!Tech: Getting Started with Computers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
   
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Come in your pajamas and enjoy bedtime stories and songs!  We'll finish with a tasty snack.  Ages 3-8, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday August 5, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for stories, songs, and a craft!  Preregistration required only if you are bringing more than 4 children.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_tshirt 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Sharpie Tie-dye T-shirts! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Learn how easy it is to make a tie-dyed shirt with Sharpies! A limited number of T-shirts will be provided, so please try to bring your own. Preregister online or call 413-263-6843.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Taxpayer Focus Groups Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Ewall-Wice   617-626-2113   ewallwices@dor.state.ma.us
   

MA Department of Revenue & UMass Boston sponsored taxpayer focus groups.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_video_camera 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Digital Media Mini-camp -- iMovie Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6853   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Teens will spend two afternoons (August 5 and 6) learning to create a video in iMovie, and can submit their finished projects to be showcased at the Teen Digital Media Festival on August 20.

Teens will earn credit toward Summer Reading Club prizes for attending and for submitting a project to the Festival.

Signing up for the first class includes the second

 

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 8 spaces available.
Wednesday August 6, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime at Mason Square Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

Join us at Mason Square every Wednesday morning for stories, songs, and crafts. For ages 3 to 8, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Red Cross Blood Drive Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Caitlin Foley   413-537-5150   caitlin.foley@redcross.org
   

Sponsored by the Red Cross.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM East Springfield Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

The East Springfield Book Group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at noon at the East Springfield Branch Library, 21 Osborne Terrace. In this informal roundtable, members talk about what they're reading and share recommendations in any genre. Join us and widen your book-reading horizons! For more information, contact the branch.


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
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misc_none 12:30 PM  -  4:00 PM SNAP Training for Volunteers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sash Goldberg   617/901-2157   sgoldberg@aarp.org
   

AARP and the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts are hosting this Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) volunteer training session.  The principal speaker is Mary Loughlin. 

This is not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_Scrabble 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Scrabble Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

Join other wordsmiths for a casual game of Scrabble on the first Wednesday of every month at the East Springfield Branch. Make new friends, and increase your word power! Enjoy a hot beverage while you play, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

East Springfield    
    Location: East Springfield
 
elect_video_camera 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Digital Media Mini-camp -- iMovie Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jeff Lambert   413-263-6853   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Teens will spend two afternoons (August 5 and 6) learning to create a video in iMovie, and can submit their finished projects to be showcased at the Teen Digital Media Festival on August 20.

Teens will earn credit toward Summer Reading Club prizes for attending and for submitting a project to the Festival.

Signing up for the first class includes the second.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM 18 Minute Marshmallow Challenge at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Can you put together a free standing structure in 18 minutes with marshmallows, 20 sticks of spaghetti, one yard of tape and one yard of string?

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Weekly Storytime at Pine Point Express Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-268-6855   kshugrue@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us in our  colorful and cozy library every Wednesday afternoon at 4:00 for stories and an easy craft. For ages 3-8, siblings welcome. No registration needed.

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
elect_computer3 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Hi!Tech: Continuing with Computers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 2 spaces available.
Thursday August 7, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Taxpayer Focus Groups Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Ewall-Wice   617-626-2113   ewallwices@dor.state.ma.us
   

MA Department of Revenue & UMass Boston sponsored taxpayer focus groups.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM ArtBots! at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Come to the Mason Square branch and learn how to make a working robot out of a pool noodle and an electric toothbrush! Bring your robot to life and see what it can do!

This program is for older children and teens. Please call or come in to  preregister!

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
elect_video_camera 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Game ON! Video Gaming for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   CAmatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Play your favorite video games for teens and tweens! Drop in! Snacks provided.

Forest Park    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
misc_bookman 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Brightwood Branch library for our weekly Minecraft club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Participants need to have a Minecraft account. Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

    Location: Brightwood
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Steampunk Craft: Calder Mobiles Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Create a beautiful, steampunk-i-fied Calder mobile out of recycled materials to hang in your home.

To complement Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City, at the Springfield Museums, the Mason Square branch will host a series of three steampunk inspired movies and crafts. Construct a mobile, then stay for the film! All materials will be provided. This program is good for teens and adults.

 

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Do you want to learn to knit or crochet, or need help with a yarn project you have started? Bring a pair of #8 or #9 needles and a ball of worsted weight yarn, or a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook and a ball of worsted weight yarn to the Forest Park Branch Library and our talented volunteer, Lynn, will help you. Teens, adults and families are encouraged to stop in and give it a try! You'll be able to check out new items at the Library as well as visit with others interested in the crafts of knitting and crocheting. It's great for beginning or advanced knitters. The "Knit-n-More" group meets Thursdays from 5 -6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Anne at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park
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ent_filmproj 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies @ Mason Square: The Films of Steampunk Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

To complement Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City, at the Springfield Museums, the Mason Square branch will host a series of three steampunk inspired movies and crafts. This week's screening is hosted by Dr. Bowdoin Van Riper, co-author of Undead in the West, II with a discussion and questions and answers following the movie.

Wild Wild West

"Will Smith and Kevin Kline join forces as James T. West and Artemus Gordon, the most sophisticated government agents of the 1860's, in the film adaptation of The Wild Wild West. West and Gordon represent two opposite ends of the personality scale: West is a smooth-talking charmer and man of action who prefers to shoot first and ask questions much, much later; while Gordon is intensely methodical and cerebral, with a genius for gadgets and steampunk mechanical innovations. They're brought together by no less an authority than the President of the United States to track down an evil genius named Dr. Arliss Loveless." Rated PG-13

Watch the trailer here.

Pizza and popcorn will be served!

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday August 8, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
anim_dragon 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Sciencetellers at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Sciencetellers End-of-Summer Reading Club program! 

Dragons & Dreams:  With castles, kings, a dragon keeper, an ice sorceress, the horn of fire, two villagers, and a daring journey to save the entire kingdom, enjoy this spectacular adventure as we're swept away to a world where dragons are real, dreams come true and only the most daring people will survive to tell the tale!  Join us as we learn about the science of Fire & Ice by telling a tale of Dragons & Dreams using experiments of flash paper, exploding bottles, "cool" dry ice and much more.  Wouldn't dragon's breath be an amazing sight?

Children's Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
anim_dragon 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Sciencetellers at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Sciencetellers End-of-SRC program!  Dragons & Dreams:  With castles, kings, a dragon keeper, an ice sorceress, the horn of fire, two villagers, and a daring journey to save the entire kingdom, enjoy this spectacular adventure as we're swept away to a world where dragons are real, dreams come true and only the most daring people will survive to tell the tale!  Join us as we learn about the science of Fire & Ice by telling a tale of Dragons & Dreams using experiments of flash paper, exploding bottles, "cool" dry ice and much more.  Wouldn't dragon's breath be an amazing sight?

Children's Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit-Alongs at East Forest Park Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
anim_dragon 3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Sciencetellers at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Sciencetellers End-of-SRC program! 

Dragons & Dreams:  With castles, kings, a dragon keeper, an ice sorceress, the horn of fire, two villagers, and a daring journey to save the entire kingdom, enjoy this spectacular adventure as we're swept away to a world where dragons are real, dreams come true and only the most daring people will survive to tell the tale!  Join us as we learn about the science of Fire & Ice by telling a tale of Dragons & Dreams using experiments of flash paper, exploding bottles, "cool" dry ice and much more.  Wouldn't dragon's breath be an amazing sight?

Children's Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Indian Orchard
Saturday August 9, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM CPR Course for PCAs Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linnea Rego   617-284-1216   linnea.rego@1199funds.org
   

Red Cross course for 1199 SEIU Homecare Training Benefit. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM NACA Homebuyer Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jacqueline Maldonado   413-788-6220   jmaldonado@naca.com
   

Not a Library-sponsored event.  Chris Lee is the presenter.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Build a Hovercraft at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Build your very own hovercraft using an old DVD, a balloon and a few other supplies.

Children's Summer Reading Club    
    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime 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 a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday August 11, 2014 -  Saturday August 16, 2014 Go To Top
anim_turtle Summer Reading Craft: Turtles Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Drop in to any library location during open hours this week and complete a turtle craft. Using paper bowls, paper tissue scraps, crayons, glue and googly eyes you'll create a turtle to take home. Make a very quiet pet!  Ages 3-12.

Children's Summer Reading Club    
    Location: All Library Locations
Monday August 11, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer3 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Computer Basics at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   pdialessi@comcast.net
   

Computer Basics:  This hands on workshop for beginners will review the basics of keyboarding and mousing, and introduce additional aspects of basic computing.  Learn about icons, files, and how to save documents during a small group session tailored to your questions about how to get started with computers.  Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle.

    Location: Indian Orchard
        There is 1 space available.
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office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pyzsnik   263-6828 ext 471   gpyzsnik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Occasional meetings in the community room allow us to watch anime episodes.

Teen Time at the Central Library    
    Location: Central Library
 
misc_ballet_box.gif 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Meet the Candidates Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Canosa Albano   413-263-6828 ext 291   
   

Sponsored by the Civic and Community Engagement Team. All candidates for local (Springfield) and statewide offices are invited to meet voters. Staff from the Springfield Board of Elections will be present to help voters get registered and check their voting status.

Meet the Candidates    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Come in your pajamas and enjoy bedtime stories and songs!  We'll finish with a tasty snack.  Ages 3-8, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday August 12, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for stories, songs, and a craft!  Preregistration required only if you are bringing more than 4 children.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Noon Hour Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris Kasputis   413-263-6828 x442   ckasputis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

This month's selection is The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: a novel by Rachel Joyce (2012).
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Drive to End Hunger Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Loughlin   413-247-9738, x142   maryl@foodbankwma.org
   

AARP and The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts SNAP application assistance program. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
food_salad 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Tasty Tuesdays at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

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

Forest Park    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
anim_turtle 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Raves for Reptiles at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

Meet reptiles eye-to-eye and discover their characteristics.

Children's Summer Reading Club    
    Location: East Springfield
 
anim_turtle 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Raves for Reptiles at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   
   

Meet reptiles eye-to-eye and discover their characteristics.

Children's Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday August 13, 2014 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 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
   

This month's family craft night features giant bubbles!

Children's Summer Reading Club    
    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Join us at Mason Square every Wednesday morning for stories, songs, and crafts. For ages 3 to 8, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
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elect_computer3 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Robotics Demonstration at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

 Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s 1st Robotics Team will demonstrate their fabulous competitive robot.

Children's Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Weekly Storytime at Pine Point Express Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-268-6855   kshugrue@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us in our  colorful and cozy library every Wednesday afternoon at 4:00 for stories and an easy craft. For ages 3-8, siblings welcome. No registration needed.

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
elect_computer3 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Hi!Tech: Introduction to the Web Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
elect_computer3 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Robotics Demonstration at Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

 Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s 1st Robotics Team will demonstrate their fabulous competitive robot.

Children's Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Thursday August 14, 2014 Go To Top
elect_video_camera 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Digital Media Mini-camp -- iMovie Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Join other teens for a fun introductory session on how to film and edit digital movies with iMovie. Teens will spend two afternoons (July 7 and 9) learning to create a video in iMovie or an audio recording in Audacity, and can submit their finished projects to be showcased at the Teen Digital Media Festival on August 20.

Earn credit toward Teen Summer Reading Club prizes for participating and for entering your project in the Teen Digital Media Festival.

Signing up for the first class includes the second.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
food_fastfood 2:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Community Picnic and Farm Festival @ Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

In honor of Mason Square resident and library benefactor, Annie G. Curran,

The Mason Square branch is hosting a Community Picnic and Farm Festival!

Join us in our newly transformed community space for a day of good food, fun games, and free live music! Bring a blanket, meet your neighbors, and stay all day!

This event, a collaboration with the Stone Soul Festival, has been generously aided by the support and guidance afforded the library by PPS, Redbox, and OCLC's Outside the Box grant.

Singer, LaDawn, will perform at 6:00 pm.

    Location: Mason Square
 
misc_bookman 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Brightwood Branch library for our weekly Minecraft club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Participants need to have a Minecraft account. Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

    Location: Brightwood
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Do you want to learn to knit or crochet, or need help with a yarn project you have started? Bring a pair of #8 or #9 needles and a ball of worsted weight yarn, or a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook and a ball of worsted weight yarn to the Forest Park Branch Library and our talented volunteer, Lynn, will help you. Teens, adults and families are encouraged to stop in and give it a try! You'll be able to check out new items at the Library as well as visit with others interested in the crafts of knitting and crocheting. It's great for beginning or advanced knitters. The "Knit-n-More" group meets Thursdays from 5 -6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Anne at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Mad Lab: Bubblemania at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Have fun with the science of WATER! Make huge bubbles and your own rainbows. Ages 5-12.

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Friday August 15, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
elect_computer1 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Cyber Café and Computer Petting Zoo Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   
Are you getting better at using the computer, but still hitting the occasional snag? Or maybe you’re learning a new program? Formatting a resume? Trying to figure out if a tablet is best for you? Interested in the library’s free version of Netflix? Come down to Mason Square for our Cyber Café and Computer Petting Zoo!
 
The library will be open early to computer users only. Come work on a project, set up an e-mail address, or try using one of our Mac laptops or iPads. The branch’s two reference librarians will aid patrons with any questions they might have and will also demonstrate hoopla, the library’s new free video and music streaming service.
 
Coffee and pastries will be served.
Computer Classes    
    Location: Mason Square
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elect_video_camera 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Digital Media Mini-camp -- iMovie Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join other teens for a fun introductory session on how to film and edit digital movies with iMovie. Teens will spend two afternoons (July 7 and 9) learning to create a video in iMovie or an audio recording in Audacity, and can submit their finished projects to be showcased at the Teen Digital Media Festival on August 20.

Earn credit toward Teen Summer Reading Club prizes for participating and for entering your project in the Teen Digital Media Festival.

Signing up for the first class includes the second.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit-Alongs at East Forest Park Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday August 16, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime 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 a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday August 18, 2014 -  Saturday August 23, 2014 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Amusement Parks Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Can you guess some of our favorite spots to visit in the Summer? Come on in and find the picture! Complete the clues and claim your prize! Ages 5-12.

Children's Summer Reading Club    
    Location: All Library Locations
Monday August 18, 2014 Go To Top
misc_tshirt 3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Sharpie Tye-Dye T-Shirts at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   kshugrue@springfield library.org
   

Learn how easy it is to make a tie-dyed shirt with Sharpies! A limited number of T-shirts will be provided, so please try to bring your own.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pyzsnik   263-6828 ext 471   gpyzsnik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Occasional meetings in the community room allow us to watch anime episodes.

Teen Time at the Central Library    
    Location: Central Library
 
rec_joystick.GIF 4:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Summer Reading Smoothie Party for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons5@hotmail.com
   

Teens, come enjoy smoothies and video games to celebrate another great Summer Reading Club.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 20 spaces available.
Tuesday August 19, 2014 Go To Top
elect_camera 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Light Painting at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Make beautiful designs in the dark with flashlights, rope lighting, and light-up toys and learn to photograph them with the app LongExpo. This program is for teens and tweens.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
food_salad 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Tasty Tuesdays at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood    413-263-6805   
   

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

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
lib_book3 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Novel Ideas Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Cesan   413-782-7702   
   

An informal gathering of bibliophiles interested in sharing a love of books, favorite authors, and info on book-related news and events. Tonight's selection is The Hundred Year House by Rebecca Malkai. Not a library sponsored program.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday August 20, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime at Mason Square Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

Join us at Mason Square every Wednesday morning for stories, songs, and crafts. For ages 3 to 8, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM State Sen. James Welch Office Hours at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: James Welch   413-737-7756   vanessa.ford@mass.senate.gov
   

State Senator James T. Welch will hold community office hours for constituents on the third Wednesday of every month from 1-3 pm at the Indian Orchard Branch Library.

    Location: Indian Orchard
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school_chemistry1 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Soda Tasting at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

So you think you know soda? Sign up to see! Preregistration is required.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: East Springfield
        There are 25 spaces available.
 
anim_turtle 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Razzle Dazzle: Reptiles and Amphibians Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-268-6855   
   

Meet reptiles and amphibians and learn what makes each unique and what they have in common.

Children's Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Weekly Storytime at Pine Point Express Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-268-6855   kshugrue@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us in our  colorful and cozy library every Wednesday afternoon at 4:00 for stories and an easy craft. For ages 3-8, siblings welcome. No registration needed.

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
elect_computer3 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Hi!Tech: Introduction to Word Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Learn word processing basics in this hands-on workshop. Standard features like highlighting, bold, font, and pitch size will be covered as well as more complicated features such as copy and paste, etc. Experience with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed. Led by Linda. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
elect_multimedia 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Digital Media Festival Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Springfield teens will showcase videos and audio recordings that they've made during the Library's Digital Media Mini-camps or on their own. Come celebrate our young people's creativity and tech skills as they "Spark a Reaction" with their digital artworks!

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
anim_turtle 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Razzle Dazzle: Reptiles and Amphibians Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Meet reptiles and amphibians and learn what makes each unique and what they have in common.

Children's Summer Reading Club    
    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday August 21, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Connecting Resources Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Aretha Simmons   413-746-5756   stronguprogram@gmail.com
   

Community Agency referral gathering sponsored buy the Strong U Program.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_bookman 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Brightwood Branch library for our weekly Minecraft club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Participants need to have a Minecraft account. Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

    Location: Brightwood
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Do you want to learn to knit or crochet, or need help with a yarn project you have started? Bring a pair of #8 or #9 needles and a ball of worsted weight yarn, or a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook and a ball of worsted weight yarn to the Forest Park Branch Library and our talented volunteer, Lynn, will help you. Teens, adults and families are encouraged to stop in and give it a try! You'll be able to check out new items at the Library as well as visit with others interested in the crafts of knitting and crocheting. It's great for beginning or advanced knitters. The "Knit-n-More" group meets Thursdays from 5 -6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Anne at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Community Police Team Sector Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Brown   413-787-6359   kbrown@springfieldpolice.net
   

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM PJ Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Put on your jammies, brush your teeth and come to Forest Park Branch Library for bedtime stories, songs and fun followed by a bedtime snack. This family program is best for families with children ages 3 - 8 years old.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
Friday August 22, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_legoguy 1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Fun at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in Legos: What will you build or make? Come join us for an afternoon of fun with Legos.

Children's Summer Reading Club    
    Location: East Springfield
Saturday August 23, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM NACA Homebuyer Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Not a library sponsored event.  Chris Lee is the presenter.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
ent_microphone1 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Poetry Slam at Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   jcanosa@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Poets, are you ready to compete? Bring your best, original rhymes and spoken word to a Springfield Poetry Slam and show us what you’ve got. Be there at 12:30 for your chance to compete. And audience members: don’t think you’re just there to watch---you may be selected to be the judge for the day. Winners will compete in our final slam in October. Our goal: form a Springfield Slam Team to compete nationally!

Springfield Poetry Slams will be coordinated by Maurice “Soulfighter” Taylor. 

 

Poetry Slam    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 39 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime 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 a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday August 25, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer3 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Computer Clinic: Focus on Word Processing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Grodofsky   413-263-6836 or 6843   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you have a question about using a computer whether it be email, word processing, or something you saw on the web? Drop by the East Forest Park Branch Library and meet with Linda to have your questions addressed, or to start anew. Beginners and experienced computer users are welcomed. The workshop will begin with a twenty-minute review of basic word processing techniques. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle.

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Forest Park
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Early Literacy Coalition meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_computer3 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Introduction to Word at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   pdialessi@comcast.net
   

Introduction to Word:  Learn word processing basics in this hands on workshop.  Standard features like italics, bold, font and pitch size will be covered as well as more complicated features such as copy and paste, etc.  Experience with a keyboard and mouse is assumed.

    Location: Indian Orchard
   
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pyzsnik   263-6828 ext 471   gpyzsnik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Occasional meetings in the community room allow us to watch anime episodes.

Teen Time at the Central Library    
    Location: Central Library
Tuesday August 26, 2014 Go To Top
ent_note 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Summer Songs in Sixteen Acres: The Art of the Violin Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 x221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   
Solo violinist Lani Bortfeld and pianist David Pulliam offer an hour of enchanting violin favorites in this sure-to-please program of Latin, blues, and lighter classical music. Repertoire will range from song transcriptions to violin encores and crowd-pleasers, making for an entertaining and diverse program which will highlight the expressive range of the violin and the artistry of the performers. Bring a date and enjoy the romance of the violin!
 
 
Music Programs    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday August 27, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Join us at Mason Square every Wednesday morning for stories, songs, and crafts. For ages 3 to 8, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
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rec_games 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Let's Play Board Games at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

The whole family is invited to the East Forest Park Branch Library to play board games, including Monopoly, Sorry, Boggle, Chutes and Ladders, Backgammon, Checkers, Hello Kitty, Memory Game and other matching games. We will provide some yummy snacks to keep you energized!

    Location: East Forest Park
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Weekly Storytime at Pine Point Express Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-268-6855   kshugrue@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us in our  colorful and cozy library every Wednesday afternoon at 4:00 for stories and an easy craft. For ages 3-8, siblings welcome. No registration needed.

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
lib_book3 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM East Forest Park Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Grodofsky   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss Zeitoun by Dave Eggers.

The East Forest Park Book Discussion Group meets every month from 6 - 7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month. We select a new book to discuss every month. Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
elect_computer3 6:00 PM  -  7:15 PM Hi!Tech: Introduction to Ancestry.com Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Want to learn more about your family history?  See how Ancestry.com can help you find relatives, trace birth, death, and marriage records, and more in this hands-on workshop. Discover your family's lost history, and share what you learn with the rest of your clan! Basic familiarity with the web and use of a mouse is assumed.

Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Donna.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 9 spaces available.
Thursday August 28, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Circle in the Square at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Do you remember Buckingham Junior High, King’s Department Store and the Strand Theater? Join us for a continuing chat about our memories of growing up in the neighborhoods surrounding Winchester Square, now known as Mason Square. Bring photos or mementos to spark conversation. Light refreshments served. Please drop in!


 

Mason Square    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_bookman 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Brightwood Branch library for our weekly Minecraft club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Participants need to have a Minecraft account. Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

    Location: Brightwood
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Do you want to learn to knit or crochet, or need help with a yarn project you have started? Bring a pair of #8 or #9 needles and a ball of worsted weight yarn, or a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook and a ball of worsted weight yarn to the Forest Park Branch Library and our talented volunteer, Lynn, will help you. Teens, adults and families are encouraged to stop in and give it a try! You'll be able to check out new items at the Library as well as visit with others interested in the crafts of knitting and crocheting. It's great for beginning or advanced knitters. The "Knit-n-More" group meets Thursdays from 5 -6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Anne at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park
 
ent_film-reel 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Family Film Event: Brave Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Join us in the Mason Square Community Room for a screening of Disney's Brave.

Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse. Rated PG.

Watch a preview of the movie here.

Free popcorn and refreshments.

 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
food_strawberry 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Adult Summer Reading Club's Finale Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Enjoy some strawberry shortcake, see who won the final six raffle drawings, and have some laughs with comic Eric Norman. Awards for Most Reviews Written (first and second place) will be awarded too at the Finale. Attendance at the Finale is for ASRC participants only.

Adult Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Friday August 29, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
elect_computer1 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Cyber Café and Computer Petting Zoo Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   
Are you getting better at using the computer, but still hitting the occasional snag? Or maybe you’re learning a new program? Formatting a resume? Trying to figure out if a tablet is best for you? Interested in the library’s free version of Netflix?  Come down to Mason Square for our Cyber Café and Computer Petting Zoo.
 
The library will be open early to computer users only. Come work on a project, set up an e-mail address, or try using one of our Mac laptops or iPads. The branch’s two reference librarians will aid patrons with any questions they might have and will also demonstrate hoopla, the library’s new free video and music streaming service.
 
Coffee and pastries will be served.
Computer Classes    
    Location: Mason Square
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit-Alongs at East Forest Park Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
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Saturday August 30, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Fiction Book Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Are you a teen who likes to read fiction? Join other reading fans once a month to discuss your favorite books. The book for August is The Enemy, a zombie novel by Charlie Higson. You can sign up ahead of time by calling the branch or just drop in. Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk.

Description of The Enemy: After a disease turns everyone over sixteen into brainless, decomposing, flesh-eating creatures, a group of teenagers leave their shelter and set out of a harrowing journey across London to the safe haven of Buckingham Palace.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime 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 a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday September 1, 2014 Go To Top
misc_usflag Labor Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

 


 

    Location: All Library Locations
Wednesday September 3, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM East Springfield Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

The East Springfield Book Group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at noon at the East Springfield Branch Library, 21 Osborne Terrace. In this informal roundtable, members talk about what they're reading and share recommendations in any genre. Join us and widen your book-reading horizons! For more information, contact the branch.


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Help with SNAP Applications Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Too often people don’t apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, because they don’t realize they are eligible. You may be eligible for SNAP even if you are earning an income from wages, Social Security, SSI, and Retirement or have money in the bank. You could also be eligible if you own a home or a car.

Want to find out if you’re eligible? A SNAP Associate will be at the library to provide prescreening and if eligible, help you apply for SNAP. Reservations are requested, but not required.

Please call 800-247-9632 to reserve your spot, and check on the list of verifications you will need to apply.

    Location: Forest Park
 
office_meeting1 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Library Commissioners Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carol   413-263-6828 x290   
   

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

Library Commission    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Thursday September 4, 2014 Go To Top
elect_video_camera 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Game ON! Video Gaming for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   CAmatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Forest Park    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
misc_bookman 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Brightwood Branch library for our weekly Minecraft club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Participants need to have a Minecraft account. Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

    Location: Brightwood
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Do you want to learn to knit or crochet, or need help with a yarn project you have started? Bring a pair of #8 or #9 needles and a ball of worsted weight yarn, or a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook and a ball of worsted weight yarn to the Forest Park Branch Library and our talented volunteer, Lynn, will help you. Teens, adults and families are encouraged to stop in and give it a try! You'll be able to check out new items at the Library as well as visit with others interested in the crafts of knitting and crocheting. It's great for beginning or advanced knitters. The "Knit-n-More" group meets Thursdays from 5 -6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Anne at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park
Friday September 5, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday September 6, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime 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 a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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Sunday September 7, 2014 Go To Top
z_cust_libgraphic 12:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Central Library Open on Sundays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Central Library
Monday September 8, 2014 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
Tuesday September 9, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Noon Hour Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris Kasputis   413-263-6828 x442   ckasputis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

This month's selection is The Death of Santini: the Story of a Father and His Son (non-fiction) by Pat Conroy (2013).
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM State Rehabilitation Council Quarterly Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elaine McHugh   617-204-3665   
   

Meeting. Not library sponsored.

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

Learn how to make a tasty afterschool snack!

This program is for tweens and teens. While supplies last.

Forest Park    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
lib_book01 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Back to School: Composition Book Cover Craft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

Using various styles of composition note books, fabric, paper, buttons, elastic hair bands, liquid stitch and other materials, teens and tweens will have fun creating a unique composition book cover for school and home.  This is a no-sew craft. Call the branch or stop in to register.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Wednesday September 10, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Monthly District Meeting of the SPS Librarians Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachele Centore   413-787-7447   centorer@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Monthly District meeting of the Springfield Public Schools Librarians. Not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Express Yourself: Collage-making for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

 Join other teens and tweens for a fun, informal collage-making session. A collage—an artwork that is made by gluing pictures, scraps of fabric, or other items to a flat surface—is a great way to express your thoughts, feelings, and opinions. All supplies will be provided, but you are invited to bring your own photos, magazine clippings, pieces of fabric, or unique creative materials. For ages 10-19. Sign up online or call the branch to register.

 

East Forest Park    
    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 15 spaces available.
Thursday September 11, 2014 Go To Top
misc_bookman 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Brightwood Branch library for our weekly Minecraft club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Participants need to have a Minecraft account. Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

    Location: Brightwood
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:45 PM  -  5:00 PM Executive Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Springfield Federation of Paraprofessionals union meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Do you want to learn to knit or crochet, or need help with a yarn project you have started? Bring a pair of #8 or #9 needles and a ball of worsted weight yarn, or a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook and a ball of worsted weight yarn to the Forest Park Branch Library and our talented volunteer, Lynn, will help you. Teens, adults and families are encouraged to stop in and give it a try! You'll be able to check out new items at the Library as well as visit with others interested in the crafts of knitting and crocheting. It's great for beginning or advanced knitters. The "Knit-n-More" group meets Thursdays from 5 -6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Anne at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park
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misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Community Check-Up Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Wanda Givens   413-206-5512   wgivens@mshtf.org
   

Mason Square Health Task Force meeting. Not library sponsored.

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Friday September 12, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday September 13, 2014 Go To Top
ent_microphone2 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Vitamin P for Poetry: Reading Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard    413-263-6846   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join your friends and neighbors as they share their inspired poetry in this public reading. Local poets will share their work in this family-friendly, bilingual event (Spanish & English). Copies of the poets' books and audio materials will be available for sale at the reading. Preregistration is required for all poets who would like to read. The emcee, award winning poet Maria Luisa Arroyo, will accept as many entries as can be accommodated in this two hour reading. Please preregister by calling 413-263-6846, or sign up online.

 

 

Poetry Classes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime 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 a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday September 15, 2014 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Renewed Hope Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Waleska Estrada   413/205-6237   westrada@springfieldcollege.edu
   

Renewed Hope of Springfield College will host a Community Assessment Forum whose main speaker will be Denise Hurst. 

This is not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday September 16, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Intro to Email Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Drop by the Forest Park Branch Library and learn how to get an email account.  We will talk about how to keep passwords safe, and how to use email in business correspondence.  Beginners and experienced computer users are welcome.

    Location: Forest Park
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Community Images Photography Display Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marcel Mangual   413-739-4743   
   

Display of a select group of drawings and photographs done by the Boys and Girls Club Family Center. Mason Square Branch Library window display from September 16 - October 10, 2014.

    Location: Mason Square
Wednesday September 17, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM State Sen. James Welch Office Hours at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: James Welch   413-737-7756   vanessa.ford@mass.senate.gov
   

State Senator James T. Welch will hold community office hours for constituents on the third Wednesday of every month from 1-3 pm at the Indian Orchard Branch Library.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Button Jewelry Making for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   dray@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Did you know you can make all kinds of jewelry from buttons? With expert guidance from experienced crafter Delphine Ray, you will create your own ring, bracelet, or earrings from buttons old and new. All supplies will be provided, but you are invited to bring your own buttons. For ages 12-19.

 

East Forest Park    
    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 10 spaces available.
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Thursday September 18, 2014 Go To Top
misc_bookman 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Brightwood Branch library for our weekly Minecraft club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Participants need to have a Minecraft account. Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

    Location: Brightwood
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Do you want to learn to knit or crochet, or need help with a yarn project you have started? Bring a pair of #8 or #9 needles and a ball of worsted weight yarn, or a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook and a ball of worsted weight yarn to the Forest Park Branch Library and our talented volunteer, Lynn, will help you. Teens, adults and families are encouraged to stop in and give it a try! You'll be able to check out new items at the Library as well as visit with others interested in the crafts of knitting and crocheting. It's great for beginning or advanced knitters. The "Knit-n-More" group meets Thursdays from 5 -6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Anne at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Community Police Team Sector Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Brown   413-787-6359   kbrown@springfieldpolice.net
   

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday September 19, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday September 20, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime 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 a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday September 22, 2014 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
Wednesday September 24, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_book3 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM East Forest Park Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Grodofsky   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus.
  
The East Forest Park Book Discussion Group meets every month from 6 - 7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month. We select a new book to discuss every month. Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday September 25, 2014 Go To Top
misc_bookman 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Brightwood Branch library for our weekly Minecraft club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Participants need to have a Minecraft account. Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

    Location: Brightwood
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Do you want to learn to knit or crochet, or need help with a yarn project you have started? Bring a pair of #8 or #9 needles and a ball of worsted weight yarn, or a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook and a ball of worsted weight yarn to the Forest Park Branch Library and our talented volunteer, Lynn, will help you. Teens, adults and families are encouraged to stop in and give it a try! You'll be able to check out new items at the Library as well as visit with others interested in the crafts of knitting and crocheting. It's great for beginning or advanced knitters. The "Knit-n-More" group meets Thursdays from 5 -6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Anne at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Storytelling Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Come and learn about the art of telling stories! Bring a story to share with a group. Some possible stories are: family stories, anecdotes and funny things that happened to you. The Springfield Storytellers will be on hand to help you! Call 413-263-6843 for more information. 

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
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Friday September 26, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday September 27, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Fiction Book Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Are you a teen or tween who likes to read fiction? Join other reading fans once a month to discuss your favorite books. The book for September is Holes by Louis Sachar. You can sign up ahead of time by calling the branch or just drop in. Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk.

Description of Holes: As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a nightmarish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_paintpalette 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM How to Pastel Paint as Impressionists Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Participants in this expressive and fun workshop will easily learn Impressionist painting concepts including color harmonies, Impressionist Shimmer, and more. If you love color, this is the workshop for you. We'll use Vincent van Gogh's Cafe Terrace as a study piece for copying and inspiration. All materials are being supplied. Led by artist and teacher Greg Maichack.

Arts & Crafts Workshops    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are 19 spaces available.
 
ent_microphone1 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Poetry Slam at Central Library Community Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Central Library   413-263-6828 ext 213   
   

Poets, are you ready to compete? Bring your best, original rhymes and spoken word to a Springfield Poetry Slam and show us what you’ve got. Be there at 12:30 for your chance to compete. And audience members: don’t think you’re just there to watch---you may be selected to be the judge for the day. Winners will compete in our final slam in October. Our goal: form a Springfield Slam Team to compete nationally!

Springfield Poetry Slams will be coordinated by Maurice “Soulfighter” Taylor. 

Poetry Slam    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 40 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime 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 a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday September 29, 2014 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
Tuesday September 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Drive to End Hunger Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Loughlin   413-247-9738, x 142   maryl@foodbankwma.org
   

Representatives from AARP and the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts will be available to assist attendees in completing the SNAP application.  

Not a library sponsored event. 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Wednesday October 1, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM East Springfield Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

The East Springfield Book Group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at noon at the East Springfield Branch Library, 21 Osborne Terrace. In this informal roundtable, members talk about what they're reading and share recommendations in any genre. Join us and widen your book-reading horizons! For more information, contact the branch.


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Help with SNAP Applications Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Too often people don’t apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, because they don’t realize they are eligible. You may be eligible for SNAP even if you are earning an income from wages, Social Security, SSI, and Retirement or have money in the bank. You could also be eligible if you own a home or a car.

Want to find out if you’re eligible? A SNAP Associate will be at the library to provide prescreening and if eligible, help you apply for SNAP. Reservations are requested, but not required.

Please call 800-247-9632 to reserve your spot, and check on the list of verifications you will need to apply.

    Location: Forest Park
 
office_meeting1 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Library Commissioners Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carol   413-263-6828 x290   
   

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

Library Commission    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Thursday October 2, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Game ON! Video Gaming for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Amatrudo   413-263-6843   
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
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misc_bookman 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Brightwood Branch library for our weekly Minecraft club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Participants need to have a Minecraft account. Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

    Location: Brightwood
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Do you want to learn to knit or crochet, or need help with a yarn project you have started? Bring a pair of #8 or #9 needles and a ball of worsted weight yarn, or a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook and a ball of worsted weight yarn to the Forest Park Branch Library and our talented volunteer, Lynn, will help you. Teens, adults and families are encouraged to stop in and give it a try! You'll be able to check out new items at the Library as well as visit with others interested in the crafts of knitting and crocheting. It's great for beginning or advanced knitters. The "Knit-n-More" group meets Thursdays from 5 -6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Anne at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park
Friday October 3, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday October 4, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime 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 a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday October 6, 2014 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
Wednesday October 8, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Monthly District Meeting of the SPS Librarians Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachele Centore   413-787-7447   centorer@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Monthly District meeting of the Springfield Public Schools Librarians. Not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Thursday October 9, 2014 Go To Top
misc_bookman 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Brightwood Branch library for our weekly Minecraft club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Participants need to have a Minecraft account. Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

    Location: Brightwood
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Do you want to learn to knit or crochet, or need help with a yarn project you have started? Bring a pair of #8 or #9 needles and a ball of worsted weight yarn, or a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook and a ball of worsted weight yarn to the Forest Park Branch Library and our talented volunteer, Lynn, will help you. Teens, adults and families are encouraged to stop in and give it a try! You'll be able to check out new items at the Library as well as visit with others interested in the crafts of knitting and crocheting. It's great for beginning or advanced knitters. The "Knit-n-More" group meets Thursdays from 5 -6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Anne at the branch.
 

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Friday October 10, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday October 11, 2014 Go To Top
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Vitamin P for Poetry: Exphrasis Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This creative workshop allows poets to find inspiration from displayed paintings, sculpture, and/or other visual arts to then write poetry in response to that inspiration. It’s fun, and always very popular. Adult poets of all stages are welcome including novices. Facilitated by local award-winning multilingual poet and educator, María Luisa Arroyo.

Poetry Classes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime 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 a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday October 13, 2014 Go To Top
trans_mayflower Columbus Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

 


 

    Location: All Library Locations
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
Tuesday October 14, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Noon Hour Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris Kasputis   413-263-6828 x442   ckasputis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

This month's selection is White Dog Fell from the Sky (fiction) by Eleanor Morse (2013).
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Wednesday October 15, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM State Sen. James Welch Office Hours at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: James Welch   413-737-7756   vanessa.ford@mass.senate.gov
   

State Senator James T. Welch will hold community office hours for constituents on the third Wednesday of every month from 1-3 pm at the Indian Orchard Branch Library.

    Location: Indian Orchard
Thursday October 16, 2014 Go To Top
misc_bookman 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Brightwood Branch library for our weekly Minecraft club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Participants need to have a Minecraft account. Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

    Location: Brightwood
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Do you want to learn to knit or crochet, or need help with a yarn project you have started? Bring a pair of #8 or #9 needles and a ball of worsted weight yarn, or a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook and a ball of worsted weight yarn to the Forest Park Branch Library and our talented volunteer, Lynn, will help you. Teens, adults and families are encouraged to stop in and give it a try! You'll be able to check out new items at the Library as well as visit with others interested in the crafts of knitting and crocheting. It's great for beginning or advanced knitters. The "Knit-n-More" group meets Thursdays from 5 -6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Anne at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Community Police Team Sector Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Brown   413-787-6359   kbrown@springfieldpolice.net
   

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday October 17, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
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Saturday October 18, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime 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 a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday October 20, 2014 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
Tuesday October 21, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Creating a Resume Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Drop by the Forest Park Branch Library and learn how to compose a resume on the computer.  We will examine different formats, using Microsoft Word and resume templates that are available on the computer.  We will look at different books and databases that present resume formats.  Beginners and experienced computer users are welcome.

    Location: Forest Park
Wednesday October 22, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Learn About Adopting a Child from Foster Care Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maurine Albano   413-452-3431   maurine.albano@state.ma.us
   

Open to the public. Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange informational session about adoption from foster care. Not a library sponsored event.

http://www.mareinc.org    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Thursday October 23, 2014 Go To Top
misc_bookman 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Brightwood Branch library for our weekly Minecraft club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Participants need to have a Minecraft account. Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

    Location: Brightwood
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
anim_dino01 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Incredible Creatures: Beaded Lizard Craft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Mason Square is celebrating incredible creatures this fall with a four-part craft and film series!

This Thursday, use beads and thread to create a lizard key-chain!

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Appropriate for tweens and teens over ten.

All materials provided!

    Location: Mason Square
 
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Do you want to learn to knit or crochet, or need help with a yarn project you have started? Bring a pair of #8 or #9 needles and a ball of worsted weight yarn, or a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook and a ball of worsted weight yarn to the Forest Park Branch Library and our talented volunteer, Lynn, will help you. Teens, adults and families are encouraged to stop in and give it a try! You'll be able to check out new items at the Library as well as visit with others interested in the crafts of knitting and crocheting. It's great for beginning or advanced knitters. The "Knit-n-More" group meets Thursdays from 5 -6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Anne at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park
 
ent_film-reel 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Incredible Creatures: Family Film and Craft Series Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Mason Square is celebrating incredible creatures this fall with a four-part craft and film series!

Family Film: Jurassic Park

Join us in the Mason Square community room for Steven Spielberg's phenomenally successful sci-fi adventure thriller. The film follows two dinosaur experts -- Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) -- as they are invited by eccentric millionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) to preview his new amusement park on an island off Costa Rica. By cloning DNA harvested from prehistoric insects, Hammond has been able to create living dinosaurs for his new Jurassic Park, an immense animal preserve housing real brachiosaurs, dilophosaurs, triceratops, velociraptors, and a Tyrannosaur Rex. Rated PG-13.

Watch the trailer here.

Free popcorn will be served!

 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Strengthening Your Voice on Your Child's IEP Team Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maureen Blazejewski   781-254-4184   mblazejewski@mdsc.org
   

Parent workshop sponsored by the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Friday October 24, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
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Saturday October 25, 2014 Go To Top
ent_microphone1 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Poetry Slam at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Poets, are you ready to compete? Winners from our previous slams will bring their best, original rhymes and spoken word to the Springfield Poetry Slam series finale and show us what they’ve got. And audience members: don’t think you’re just there to watch---you may be selected to be the judge for the day. Our goal: form a Springfield Slam Team to compete nationally! 

Springfield Poetry Slams will be coordinated by Maurice “Soulfighter” Taylor. 

 

Poetry Slam    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 40 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime 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 a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday October 27, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Early Literacy Coalition meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
Wednesday October 29, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM East Forest Park Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Grodofsky   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson.
  
The East Forest Park Book Discussion Group meets every month from 6 - 7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month. We select a new book to discuss every month. Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday October 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_bookman 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Brightwood Branch library for our weekly Minecraft club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Participants need to have a Minecraft account. Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

    Location: Brightwood
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
anim_flyingbird 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Incredible Creatures: Birdcage Illusion Craft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Mason Square is celebrating incredible creatures this fall with a four-part craft and film series!

This Thursday, use make your own optical illusion craft with vintage animal images!

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For ages 5 and up.

All materials provided.

    Location: Mason Square
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Mad Lab: What is an Automata? Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Calling builders 8-12 years old to experiment building automatas with simple materials.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Do you want to learn to knit or crochet, or need help with a yarn project you have started? Bring a pair of #8 or #9 needles and a ball of worsted weight yarn, or a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook and a ball of worsted weight yarn to the Forest Park Branch Library and our talented volunteer, Lynn, will help you. Teens, adults and families are encouraged to stop in and give it a try! You'll be able to check out new items at the Library as well as visit with others interested in the crafts of knitting and crocheting. It's great for beginning or advanced knitters. The "Knit-n-More" group meets Thursdays from 5 -6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Anne at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park
 
ent_film-reel 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Incredible Creatures: Family Film and Craft Series Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Mason Square is celebrating incredible creatures this fall with a four-part craft and film series!

Family Film: Mighty Joe Young

Join us in the Mason Square Community Room! After being discovered in the African outback, a twenty-foot ape and his young woman companion escape to Los Angeles where they become an instant sensation. Rated PG.

Watch a trailer of the movie here.

 

Free popcorn will be served!

 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday October 31, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
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Saturday November 1, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime 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 a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday November 3, 2014 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
Wednesday November 5, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Help with SNAP Applications Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Too often people don’t apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, because they don’t realize they are eligible. You may be eligible for SNAP even if you are earning an income from wages, Social Security, SSI, and Retirement or have money in the bank. You could also be eligible if you own a home or a car.

Want to find out if you’re eligible? A SNAP Associate will be at the library to provide prescreening and if eligible, help you apply for SNAP. Reservations are requested, but not required.

Please call 800-247-9632 to reserve your spot, and check on the list of verifications you will need to apply.

    Location: Forest Park
 
office_meeting1 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Library Commissioners Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carol   413-263-6828 x290   
   

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

Library Commission    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Thursday November 6, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Game ON! Video Gaming for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Amatrudo   413-263-6843   
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
anim_dino01 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Incredible Creatures: Dinosaur Bones Craft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Mason Square is celebrating incredible creatures this fall with a four-part craft and film series!

This Thursday, make a dinosaur bones picture with Q-tips!

 

For ages 3 to 7.

All materials provided.

    Location: Mason Square
 
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Do you want to learn to knit or crochet, or need help with a yarn project you have started? Bring a pair of #8 or #9 needles and a ball of worsted weight yarn, or a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook and a ball of worsted weight yarn to the Forest Park Branch Library and our talented volunteer, Lynn, will help you. Teens, adults and families are encouraged to stop in and give it a try! You'll be able to check out new items at the Library as well as visit with others interested in the crafts of knitting and crocheting. It's great for beginning or advanced knitters. The "Knit-n-More" group meets Thursdays from 5 -6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Anne at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park
 
ent_film-reel 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Incredible Creatures Film: The Land Before Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Mason Square is celebrating incredible creatures this fall with a four-part craft and film series!

Family Film: The Land Before Time

Join us in the Mason Square Community Room! In this feature-length carton by Steven Spielberg and Don Bluth a brontosaurus child, named Littlefoot, must fend for himself when his mother is killed. With several other orphaned dinosaurs, Littlefoot seeks out the fabled Great Valley, where food and shelter is plentiful. Along the way, the kiddie dinos learn several vital life lessons, all the while keeping themselves scarce whenever the fierce tyrannosauri gallumph into view. Rated G.

Watch a trailer of the movie here.

 

Free popcorn will be served!

 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday November 7, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday November 8, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Community Classroom Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tasha Moultrie-Phillips   413-206-5505   tmoultriephillips@mshtf.org
   

Financial literacy program with Springfield Partners for Community Action staff sponsored by the Mason Square Health Task Force.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime 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 a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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Monday November 10, 2014 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
Tuesday November 11, 2014 Go To Top
misc_usflag Veterans' Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

 


 

    Location: All Library Locations
Wednesday November 12, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Monthly District Meeting of the SPS Librarians Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachele Centore   413-787-7447   centorer@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Monthly District meeting of the Springfield Public Schools Librarians. Not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Thursday November 13, 2014 Go To Top
ent_sock_puppet.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Incredible Creatures: Paper Bag Puppets Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Mason Square is celebrating incredible creatures this fall with a four-part craft and film series!

This Thursday, make a paper-bag puppet of a creature from your imagination!

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For ages 3 to 7.

All materials provided.

    Location: Mason Square
 
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Do you want to learn to knit or crochet, or need help with a yarn project you have started? Bring a pair of #8 or #9 needles and a ball of worsted weight yarn, or a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook and a ball of worsted weight yarn to the Forest Park Branch Library and our talented volunteer, Lynn, will help you. Teens, adults and families are encouraged to stop in and give it a try! You'll be able to check out new items at the Library as well as visit with others interested in the crafts of knitting and crocheting. It's great for beginning or advanced knitters. The "Knit-n-More" group meets Thursdays from 5 -6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Anne at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park
 
ent_film-reel 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Incredible Creatures Film: Monsters Inc. Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Mason Square is celebrating incredible creatures this fall with a four-part craft and film series!

Family Film: Monsters Inc.

Join us in the Mason Square community room!  In Pixar's fourth feature-length film, monsters generate their city's power by scaring children, but they are terribly afraid themselves of being contaminated by children, so when one enters Monstropolis, top scarer Sulley finds his world disrupted. Rated G.

Watch a trailer of the movie here.

 

Free popcorn will be served!

 

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Friday November 14, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday November 15, 2014 Go To Top
office_pencil 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Vitamin P for Poetry: a Poetry Writing Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Once a month, get a dose of poetry. In the first hour, come prepared to read and to discuss poems by established poets. In the second hour, engage in writing prompts inspired by the very poems we read together and then share aloud your ideas for new poems. Facilitated by local award-winning multilingual poet and educator, María Luisa Arroyo.

Poetry Classes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime 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 a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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Monday November 17, 2014 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
Tuesday November 18, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:00 PM !*#%! Computers! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Are you frustrated by computers? Let us shoot those troubles away! Come with your questions or fears and we lend a helping hand, leading you toward greater computer control. Beginners and experienced computer users are welcomed.

    Location: Forest Park
Wednesday November 19, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM State Sen. James Welch Office Hours at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: James Welch   413-737-7756   vanessa.ford@mass.senate.gov
   

State Senator James T. Welch will hold community office hours for constituents on the third Wednesday of every month from 1-3 pm at the Indian Orchard Branch Library.

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

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss  Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson.

Note: meeting date changed from last Wednesday because of holiday.
  
The East Forest Park Book Discussion Group meets every month from 6 - 7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month. We select a new book to discuss every month. Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday November 20, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Do you want to learn to knit or crochet, or need help with a yarn project you have started? Bring a pair of #8 or #9 needles and a ball of worsted weight yarn, or a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook and a ball of worsted weight yarn to the Forest Park Branch Library and our talented volunteer, Lynn, will help you. Teens, adults and families are encouraged to stop in and give it a try! You'll be able to check out new items at the Library as well as visit with others interested in the crafts of knitting and crocheting. It's great for beginning or advanced knitters. The "Knit-n-More" group meets Thursdays from 5 -6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Anne at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Community Police Team Sector Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Brown   413-787-6359   kbrown@springfieldpolice.net
   

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM PJ Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne hrobsky   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Share the time honored tradition of bedtime stories and snack at our monthly family event. No registration is needed.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
Friday November 21, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday November 22, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime 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 a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday November 24, 2014 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
Wednesday November 26, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_turkey Thanksgiving Day Eve: All Libraries Close at 5 pm Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All Springfield City Library locations will close at 5 pm on Thanksgiving Day Eve.
 

    Location: All Library Locations
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Thursday November 27, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_turkey Thanksgiving Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

 


 

    Location: All Library Locations
Friday November 28, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday November 29, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime 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 a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday December 1, 2014 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
Wednesday December 3, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM East Springfield Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

The East Springfield Book Group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at noon at the East Springfield Branch Library, 21 Osborne Terrace. In this informal roundtable, members talk about what they're reading and share recommendations in any genre. Join us and widen your book-reading horizons! For more information, contact the branch.


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
office_meeting1 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Library Commissioners Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carol   413-263-6828 x290   
   

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

Library Commission    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Thursday December 4, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Game ON! Video Gaming for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Amatrudo   413-263-6843   
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Do you want to learn to knit or crochet, or need help with a yarn project you have started? Bring a pair of #8 or #9 needles and a ball of worsted weight yarn, or a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook and a ball of worsted weight yarn to the Forest Park Branch Library and our talented volunteer, Lynn, will help you. Teens, adults and families are encouraged to stop in and give it a try! You'll be able to check out new items at the Library as well as visit with others interested in the crafts of knitting and crocheting. It's great for beginning or advanced knitters. The "Knit-n-More" group meets Thursdays from 5 -6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Anne at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park
Friday December 5, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
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Saturday December 6, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime 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 a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday December 8, 2014 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
Tuesday December 9, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Noon Hour Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris Kasputis   413-263-6828 x442   ckasputis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

This month's selection is Sweet Tooth: a novel by Ian McEwan (2012).
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Wednesday December 10, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Monthly District Meeting of the SPS Librarians Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachele Centore   413-787-7447   centorer@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Monthly District meeting of the Springfield Public Schools Librarians. Not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Thursday December 11, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Do you want to learn to knit or crochet, or need help with a yarn project you have started? Bring a pair of #8 or #9 needles and a ball of worsted weight yarn, or a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook and a ball of worsted weight yarn to the Forest Park Branch Library and our talented volunteer, Lynn, will help you. Teens, adults and families are encouraged to stop in and give it a try! You'll be able to check out new items at the Library as well as visit with others interested in the crafts of knitting and crocheting. It's great for beginning or advanced knitters. The "Knit-n-More" group meets Thursdays from 5 -6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Anne at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Community Check-Up Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Wanda Givens   413-206-5512   wgivens@mshtf.org
   

Mason Square Health Task Force meeting. Not library sponsored.

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Friday December 12, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday December 13, 2014 Go To Top
ent_microphone2 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Vitamin P for Poetry: Reading Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard    413-263-6846   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join your friends and neighbors as they share their inspired poetry in this public reading. Local poets will share their work in this family-friendly, bilingual event (Spanish & English). Copies of the poets' books and audio materials will be available for sale at the reading. Preregistration is required for all poets who would like to read. The emcee, award winning poet Maria Luisa Arroyo, will accept as many entries as can be accommodated in this two hour reading. Please preregister by calling 413-263-6846, or sign up online.

 

 

Poetry Classes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime 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 a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday December 15, 2014 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
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Wednesday December 17, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM State Sen. James Welch Office Hours at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: James Welch   413-737-7756   vanessa.ford@mass.senate.gov
   

State Senator James T. Welch will hold community office hours for constituents on the third Wednesday of every month from 1-3 pm at the Indian Orchard Branch Library.

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

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple.

Note: meeting date changed from last Wednesday because of holiday.
  
The East Forest Park Book Discussion Group meets every month from 6 - 7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month. We select a new book to discuss every month. Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday December 18, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Do you want to learn to knit or crochet, or need help with a yarn project you have started? Bring a pair of #8 or #9 needles and a ball of worsted weight yarn, or a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook and a ball of worsted weight yarn to the Forest Park Branch Library and our talented volunteer, Lynn, will help you. Teens, adults and families are encouraged to stop in and give it a try! You'll be able to check out new items at the Library as well as visit with others interested in the crafts of knitting and crocheting. It's great for beginning or advanced knitters. The "Knit-n-More" group meets Thursdays from 5 -6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Anne at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Community Police Team Sector Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Brown   413-787-6359   kbrown@springfieldpolice.net
   

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday December 19, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday December 20, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime 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 a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday December 22, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Early Literacy Coalition meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
Wednesday December 24, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_xmastree Christmas Eve: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of Christmas Eve.

 


 

    Location: All Library Locations
Thursday December 25, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_xmastree Christmas Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

 


 

    Location: All Library Locations
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Friday December 26, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday December 27, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime 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 a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday December 29, 2014 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
Wednesday December 31, 2014 Go To Top
misc_party1 New Year's Eve: All Libraries Closed at 5 pm Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All Springfield City Library locations will be closed at 5 pm on New Year's Eve.
 

    Location: All Library Locations
Thursday January 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_party1 New Year's Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of New Year's Day.

 

    Location: All Library Locations
Monday January 5, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
Monday January 12, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
Wednesday January 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Monthly District Meeting of the SPS Librarians Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachele Centore   413-787-7447   centorer@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Monthly District meeting of the Springfield Public Schools Librarians. Not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Monday January 19, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_MLK_face.GIF Martin Luther King Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

 

    Location: All Library Locations
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
Monday January 26, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
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Monday February 2, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
Monday February 9, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
Wednesday February 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Monthly District Meeting of the SPS Librarians Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachele Centore   413-787-7447   centorer@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Monthly District meeting of the Springfield Public Schools Librarians. Not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Monday February 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag Presidents' Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

 

    Location: All Library Locations
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
Monday February 23, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
Monday March 2, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
Monday March 9, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
Wednesday March 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Monthly District Meeting of the SPS Librarians Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachele Centore   413-787-7447   centorer@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Monthly District meeting of the Springfield Public Schools Librarians. Not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Monday March 16, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
Monday March 23, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
Monday March 30, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
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Sunday April 5, 2015 Go To Top
relig_easter3 Easter Sunday: Central Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

 

    Location: Central Library
Monday April 6, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
Wednesday April 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Monthly District Meeting of the SPS Librarians Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachele Centore   413-787-7447   centorer@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Monthly District meeting of the Springfield Public Schools Librarians. Not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Monday April 13, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
Monday April 20, 2015 Go To Top
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All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of Patriot's Day (Massachusetts holiday).

 

    Location: All Library Locations
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
Monday April 27, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
Monday May 4, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
Monday May 11, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
Wednesday May 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Monthly District Meeting of the SPS Librarians Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachele Centore   413-787-7447   centorer@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Monthly District meeting of the Springfield Public Schools Librarians. Not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Monday May 18, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
Sunday May 24, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_libgraphic 12:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Last Sunday Opening at Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Central Library will be closed on Sundays through summer until the Sunday after Labor Day. The last Sunday opening is Sunday, May 24 (12 noon - 5 pm).

    Location: Central Library
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Monday May 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag Memorial Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

 

    Location: All Library Locations
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
Monday June 1, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
Monday June 8, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
Wednesday June 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Monthly District Meeting of the SPS Librarians Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachele Centore   413-787-7447   centorer@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Monthly District meeting of the Springfield Public Schools Librarians. Not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Monday June 15, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
Monday June 22, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
Monday June 29, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
Friday July 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag Independence Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

 

    Location: All Library Locations
Saturday July 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag Independence Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

 

    Location: All Library Locations
Monday September 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag Labor Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

 

    Location: All Library Locations
Sunday September 13, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_libgraphic 12:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Central Library Open on Sundays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Central Library
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Monday October 12, 2015 Go To Top
trans_mayflower Columbus Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

 

    Location: All Library Locations
Wednesday November 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag Veterans' Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

 

    Location: All Library Locations
Wednesday November 25, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_turkey 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Thanksgiving Eve: All Libraries Close at 5 pm Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All Springfield City Library locations will close at 5 pm on Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve.

 

    Location: All Library Locations
Thursday November 26, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_turkey Thanksgiving Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

 

    Location: All Library Locations
Thursday December 24, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_wreath Christmas Eve: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of Christmas Eve.

 

    Location: All Library Locations
Friday December 25, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_wreath Christmas Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

 

    Location: All Library Locations
Thursday December 31, 2015 Go To Top
misc_party1 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM New Year's Eve: All Libraries Close at 5 pm Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All Springfield City Library locations will close at 5 pm on New Year's Eve.

 

    Location: All Library Locations
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