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Sunday March 1, 2015 -  Tuesday March 31, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 9:00 AM  -  8:00 PM It Pay$ to Read! - Read Off Your Fines Month for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

All this month, teens ages 12-19 who have overdue fines on their library cards have a chance to reduce those fines by reading. Sign in at the reference desk and make yourself comfortable nearby – $2 of your fines will be eliminated for each half hour you read, up to an hour and a half each day. (Bills for lost or damaged items are not covered by this program.) You can read books, graphic novels, magazines - whatever you enjoy reading!

    Location: All Library Locations
Monday March 2, 2015 -  Saturday March 7, 2015 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue Dr. Seuss Craft at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday on March 2, we will be celebrating by making a special craft for all ages.... a Cat in the Hat craft. There will also be some really cool, quirky Dr. Seuss activity sheets for all to have fun with. This is a drop-in activity during all open hours.

    Location: East Forest Park
Monday March 2, 2015 -  Thursday March 26, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_MLK_face.GIF Rotunda Gallery: Artwork by Gina Beavers and Earskin Sloan Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   
   

In celebration of African American History Month Springfield City Library is showcasing the artworks of two Springfield artists, painter Gina Beavers and photographer Earskin Sloan. Gina’s bold colors and strong images remain powerful while highlighting the subject’s beauty, and Earskin's diverse photography captures excitement, introspection and community spirit with remarkable balance, clarity and focus.

The exhibit is on display throughout the month of March in the Rotunda at the Central Library.

Artwork of Gina Beavers and Earskin Sloan    
    Location: Central Library Rotunda
Monday March 2, 2015 -  Tuesday March 31, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading Citywide Seussabration! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Seussabration!

Daily, March 2 – March 31, during open hours, all library branches

Former Springfield resident Betty MacLeod created a wonderful Dr. Seuss quilt and donated it to the Library for a special raffle!  A lucky Springfield reader will be the recipient—could it be you?

This month, any child who reads a Dr. Seuss book in any Springfield City Library, or who checks out a Dr. Seuss book to take home, will receive a raffle ticket.  It is okay to enter more than once!  The winner will be drawn on Monday, April 6, 2015.  For Springfield readers aged birth through age 12. 

    Location: All Library Locations
Monday March 2, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Ready, Sit, Read! at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We encourage 3-5 year olds (siblings too!) with a parent/caregiver to come in and enjoy seasonal rhymes, songs, finger plays, book-based activities, and - as always - the best in children's books!  Drop in - no registration necessary. For more information call the branch.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard LEGO Questers for Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@gmail.com
   

Become a LEGO Quester by completing 52 LEGO Quests (or build your own!). Open to children 7-12. Space is limited to 15 Questers. Tuesdays from 4-5pm.

    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 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.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  7:30 PM PCA Workshop - Alzheimer's Dementia Care Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linnea Rego   617-284-1216   linnea.rego@1199funds.org
   

PCA Workshop Series sponsored by 1199 SEIU.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM LEGO Club 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   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGOs!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required. 

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday March 3, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come and enjoy moving to music, learning some new rhymes and songs and hearing a story. Recommended for children 1 1/2 - 3 years old and their parents or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6843 to preregister.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
elect_computer3 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Hi!Tech: Getting Started with Computers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Brightwood Branch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood Branch Library   413-263-6805   
   

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

    Location: Brightwood
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ent_anime_naruto.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Anime and Manga Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

A monthly fun, casual, drop-in time that allows teens and tweens who are are Anime/Manga enthusiasts to meet others who share the same passion for discussions, activities and games, to draw, create their own art, and plan programs. So join us! Snacks served. Meetings held the first Tuesday of the month.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard LEGO Questers for Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@gmail.com
   

Become a LEGO Quester by completing 52 LEGO Quests (or build your own!). Open to children 7-12. Space is limited to 15 Questers. Tuesdays from 4-5pm.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Community Meeting/Call to Action! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jafet Robles   413-306-8224   jafet@n2nma.org
   

Neighbor to Neighbor meeting: voter registration, ending Mass. incarceration.  Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Wednesday March 4, 2015 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 every Wednesday morning for stories, songs, and crafts. For ages 3 to 8, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    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. 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
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Story Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m., through May 27, ages 1-4.

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 – 2:30 pm. 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 one hour program is appropriate for children 1 – 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 – 2:30 pm. 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 escuchara cuentos muy buenos. Este nuevo programa de 60 minutos es apropiado para niños de 1 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 Community Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Newspaper Writing for Homeschoolers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Stefaniak   413-265-9014   jenabeejo@yahoo.com
   

Western Mass Homeschoolers newspaper writing class. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM LEGO Club 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   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGOs!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required.

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

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

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

All ages are welcome to come in their pajamas and enjoy stories and songs. Stuffed animals also welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teaching Strategies GOLD Cohort Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marcela M. Simpson   413-336-3255   marcelamsimpson@gmail.com
   

Preschool Enrichment Team Technical Assistance. Not library sponosred.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Thursday March 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luis Manzi   413-747-0090, x201   lmanzi@newnorthcc.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
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misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Engaging Youth in Public Health Advocacy. You Can Do It! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Aleya Martin   617-279-2228   amartin@hria.org
   

Description: In this training participants will have the opportunity to learn about the youth engagement  and youth development  as it relates to coalition building and advocacy. We will explore strategies for recruitment, engagement, and sustainability, particularly focusing on advocacy and policy change issues. The workshop will be interactive and engaging, and address specific challenges of the participants. Learning Objectives: By the end of the training, participants will be able to

  • Understand the youth development approach and why youth engagement improves program outcomes
  • Identify tips for building relationships for working  with youth and supporting youth
  • Explore strategies to increase youth-adult collaboration, particularly in the advocacy and policy change arena
  • Identify barriers and solutions for next steps

Trainer: Lauri Jo Wallace, Director of Training and Capacity Building, HRiA. Sponsored by Health Resources in Action/Community Health Training Institute.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres Branch   413-263-6858   
   

Come enjoy some stories, songs, and rhymes.  Recommended for ages 3-5.  Please preregister by calling the branch at 413-263-6858.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
elect_computer3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Hi!Tech: Getting Started with Computers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
   
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Artist’s Way: a workshop series for developing writers and artists Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   rduprey@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron in a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with writing and spoken exercises. The Artist’s Way develops artists by sharpening their artist-spiritual connection, and promises to be a highly personal and exciting journey. Workshops will be led in alteration by Phyllis St. George, Springfield editor, poet, & writing coach; Ellen Rivers, local actor / director; and Alice Kelly, a seasoned spiritual coach and exponent of The Artist’s Way.

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Indian Orchard Branch Library for our weekly Minecraft Club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

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

Join us at the Mason Square Library for our LEGO Club! Let your imagination run wild every Thursday from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Children's Programming Room. This program is appropriate for ages 6 and up.

    Location: Mason Square
 
office_meeting1 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Alternatives to Violence Project Basic Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luz Lopez     luz.lopez@aol.com
   

You are invited!  Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) is working in collaboration with a team of partners to find solutions to challenges facing Springfield by developing skilled facilitators who can deliver non-violence training.  Completion of the Basic, Advanced, and Trainers AVP workshops will enable you to become an AVP apprentice facilitator and work with lead facilitators to bring AVP to your school, neighborhood, headquarters, youth program, community center, or social organization. Join the team!

Each workshop is 16-18 hours over 2 ½ days.

The Basic Workshop, which is a three-day workshop, is scheduled on:

Thursday, March 5th      5:00pm – 8:00pm     

Friday, March 6th           8:15am – 4:30pm                                                                                  

Saturday, March 7th      8:15am – 4:30pm

Meals provided.

To register for this workshop please e-mail: Luz @ luz.lopez@aol.com

AVP Flyer    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday March 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  3:30 PM Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cheryl Lilley   413-787-7039   
   

Springfield Public Schools workshop. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
office_meeting1 8:15 AM  -  4:30 PM Alternatives to Violence Project Basic Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luz Lopez     luz.lopez@aol.com
   

You are invited!  Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) is working in collaboration with a team of partners to find solutions to challenges facing Springfield by developing skilled facilitators who can deliver non-violence training.  Completion of the Basic, Advanced, and Trainers AVP workshops will enable you to become an AVP apprentice facilitator and work with lead facilitators to bring AVP to your school, neighborhood, headquarters, youth program, community center, or social organization. Join the team!

Previous attendance on Day One is required.

AVP Flyer    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
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Saturday March 7, 2015 Go To Top
office_meeting1 8:15 AM  -  4:30 PM Alternatives to Violence Project Basic Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luz Lopez     luz.lopez@aol.com
   

You are invited!  Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) is working in collaboration with a team of partners to find solutions to challenges facing Springfield by developing skilled facilitators who can deliver non-violence training.  Completion of the Basic, Advanced, and Trainers AVP workshops will enable you to become an AVP apprentice facilitator and work with lead facilitators to bring AVP to your school, neighborhood, headquarters, youth program, community center, or social organization. Join the team!

Previous attendance on Days One and Two is required.

AVP Flyer    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Dr. Seuss' Birthday 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   
   

Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday by making a special Seuss-themed craft!  Ages 3-12. During open hours.

    Location: Central Library Children's Room
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM PCA Workshop - Body Mechanics Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linnea Rego   617-284-1216   linnea.rego@1199funds.org
   

PCA Workshop Series sponsored by 1199 SEIU.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Authors at the Orchard: Celebrates March is Women's History Month Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Authors at the Orchard is celebrating Women's History Month by showcasing the talents of local women authors.  Featured writers for this week include poets Lori Desrosiers, and Jane Schneeloch. Stop by and see what they have for you!

Local Authors    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM LEGO Library Club at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Every Saturday afternoon, drop in and create something really cool with our enormous selection of LEGOs! This program for children ages 4 -12 would enhance social interaction skills and creativity. Children's creations will be displayed afterwords. No registration required.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
lib_book3 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM East Springfield Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Celebration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We’ll celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday with a visit from the Cat in the Hat, games, crafts, and cake!

    Location: East Springfield
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-10, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

In celebration of Dr. Seuss's birthday, the Cat in the Hat will make a special appearance.  Come meet him and get your photo taken!

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday March 9, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Ready, Sit, Read! at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We encourage 3-5 year olds (siblings too!) with a parent/caregiver to come in and enjoy seasonal rhymes, songs, finger plays, book-based activities, and - as always - the best in children's books!  Drop in - no registration necessary. For more information call the branch.

Storytimes    
    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 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.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM LEGO Club 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   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGOs!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required. 

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday March 10, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come and enjoy moving to music, learning some new rhymes and songs and hearing a story. Recommended for children 1 1/2 - 3 years old and their parents or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6843 to preregister.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
elect_computer3 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Hi!Tech: Getting Started with Computers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   jlambert@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 Jeff.

 
Computer Classes    
    Location: Mason Square
   
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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 ext 442   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 World We Found: a novel by Thrity Umrigar (2012) fiction. 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM National African American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Will Naylor   413-747-5755   
   

HIV/AIDS awareness activity sponsored by the New North Citizens Council., Inc.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
office_pencil 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Introduction to Proposal Budgeting for Nonprofits Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Donna Goldthwaite   413-263-6828 ext 437   dgoldthwaite@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Learn to prepare and present a budget in a grant proposal.

This session, geared to the novice grantseeker, will address budgeting questions such as:

  • What is included under the "personnel" section and how to calculate it?
  • What level of detail do you need to include for non-personnel expenses?
  • How do you determine reasonable costs?
  • What types of expenses are considered "overhead"?
  • What other financial documents will funders want to see?
Funding Information Network    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
elect_video_camera2 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game ON! Video Gaming for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Brightwood Branch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood Branch Library   413-263-6805   
   

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

    Location: Brightwood
 
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
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard LEGO Questers for Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@gmail.com
   

Become a LEGO Quester by completing 52 LEGO Quests (or build your own!). Open to children 7-12. Space is limited to 15 Questers. Tuesdays from 4-5pm.

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday March 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  2:30 PM MA Dept. of Public Health Training for Shelter Staff Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Scannell   617-624-6041   deborah.scannell@state.ma.us
   

Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
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 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  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Story Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m., through May 27, ages 1-4.

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 – 2:30 pm. 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 one hour program is appropriate for children 1 – 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 – 2:30 pm. 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 escuchara cuentos muy buenos. Este nuevo programa de 60 minutos es apropiado para niños de 1 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 Community Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Newspaper Writing for Homeschoolers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Stefaniak   413-265-9014   jenabeejo@yahoo.com
   

Western Mass Homeschoolers newspaper writing class. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
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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
 
holiday_shamrock 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM St. Patrick's Day Cupcake Party 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
   

Lucky you, we are hosting a special St. Patrick’s Day Cupcake Party. Families are invited to come visit the East Forest Park Branch Library and dress up some yummy cupcakes in the St. Paddy’s Day festive theme. All supplies will be provided.

 

 

    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM LEGO Club 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   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGOs!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM GOLD Cohort Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cindy Hutcheson   413-374-6331   chutcheson@valleyopp.com
   

Training educators in use of the GOLD online assessment tool. Preschool Enrichment Team training ECE teachers in GOLD assessment. Not library sponsored. 

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

Monthly all-ages craft night. Come have fun!

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday March 12, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres Branch   413-263-6858   
   

Come enjoy some stories, songs, and rhymes.  Recommended for ages 3-5.  Please preregister by calling the branch at 413-263-6858.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
elect_computer3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Hi!Tech: Continuing with Computers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Artist’s Way: a workshop series for developing writers and artists Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   rduprey@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron in a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with writing and spoken exercises. The Artist’s Way develops artists by sharpening their artist-spiritual connection, and promises to be a highly personal and exciting journey. Workshops will be led in alteration by Phyllis St. George, Springfield editor, poet, & writing coach; Ellen Rivers, local actor / director; and Alice Kelly, a seasoned spiritual coach and exponent of The Artist’s Way.

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM City-Wide Advisory Team Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Melissa Burrage   413-787-6941   burragem@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Springfield Parent Academy meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_computer3 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Introduction to Finding Funders Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Donna Goldthwaite   413-263-6828 ext 437   dgoldthwaite@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Learn to find funders for your nonprofit with the Foundation Center's comprehensive funding research tool.

This session provides an introduction to the Foundation Center's comprehensive online database, Foundation Directory Online Professional. Learn how to create customized searches to develop targeted lists of foundations that will match your organization's funding needs. We will spend time exploring Power Search, which allows you to search across nine Foundation Center databases - grantmakers, grants, companies, 990s, news, jobs, RFPs, nonprofit literature, and IssueLab reports. We will also present an introduction to the GrantSpace website as time permits.

Funding Information Network    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
   
 
lib_book3 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Magic Tree House Book Club 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
   

Join Jack and Annie on their adventures, and enjoy crafts and activities based on each month’s book.  The Magic Tree House series, written by Mary Pope Osborne, has fun and educational themes for Level 2 readers. This month we will be exploring book #43: Leprechaun in Late Winter. Jack and Annie meet an Irish girl and go on a magical adventure that changes the girl's life.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Indian Orchard Branch Library for our weekly Minecraft Club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

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

Join us at the Mason Square Library for our LEGO Club! Let your imagination run wild every Thursday from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Children's Programming Room. This program is appropriate for ages 6 and up.

    Location: Mason Square
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Join or Start a Community Garden Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Zaida Govan   413-301-2533   
   

Organizing a community garden sponsored by Bay St. Community Garden.

    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 March 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Library Legislative Breakfast Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: John Ramsay   413-263-6828 ext 290   
    Location: Central Library Rotunda
 
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
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Fun Fridays Storytime at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun Fridays Storytime is for children from birth to age 5 and their caregivers.  We will read stories, sing songs, eat a healthy snack and enjoy some free playtime.  A fun, social experience for all!  We hope this Storytime will become a positive first impression of the library for your child.

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_chefshat 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Putnam Student Showcase Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Chef Matthew West and students from Putnam High School's Culinary Department will showcase their culinary skills at Brightwood Branch Library, by talking to patrons about what they do and presenting a demonstration on cupcake decorating.  This hands-on program is for teens and tweens.  Come and enjoy Putnam's finest!

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday March 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Youth Symposium Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Natasha Sturdivant   413-272-8400   
   

Youth symposium/conference training sponsored by Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. Principal speaker: author Keshawn Dodds.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Dads and Kids Book Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Help your children develop a love of reading by joining the Dads & Kids Book Club!  Designed for preschool children ages 2.9 years —5 years old (siblings welcome) the Dads & Kids Book Club will provide opportunities for fathers/father-figures to help their children  develop a love of reading.  Once a month, children will be introduced to books with a storytime, an arts & craft activity, a snack, and time for dads to meet other dads.  For more information please call Jeff at 413-263-6853 or Ted at 413-263-6828, ext. 201. Offered in collaboration with Home City Families and the HCS Head Start Dads Make a Difference Committee.

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_book3 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Horror 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 horror fiction? Once a month join other horror fans to discuss your favorite books. The book for March is The Hot Zone by Richard Preston. You may 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 Hot Zone: In a departure from the club's usual horror fiction selections, The Hot Zone tells the true story of an outbreak of the Ebola virus among monkeys in a Washington, DC laboratory.

    Location: East Forest Park
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lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Authors at the Orchard: Celebrates March is Women's History Month Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Authors at the Orchard is celebrating Women's History Month by showcasing the talents of local women authors.  Featured writers for this week include Diane Darin, author of  And The Winner Is..., and Sandy Howell, author of Spirit of a Rare Breed. Stop by and see what they have for you!

Local Authors    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_scissors&glue 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Upcycled Art for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make beautiful art out of found objects. For youth 11 and up. Supplies are limited so come in early. Preregistration is encouraged, but not necessary. Please call the branch to preregister.

March 14 - Decoupage Super Hero boxes.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
ent_filmproj 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Film: The Boxtrolls Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Join us in the community room for a screening of The Boxtrolls!

The Boxtrolls are a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised a human boy named Eggs in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher, comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnie. Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family. Rated PG.

Popcorn will be served!

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM LEGO Library Club 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
   

Every Saturday afternoon, drop in and create something really cool with our enormous selection of LEGOs! This program for children ages 4 -12 would enhance social interaction skills and creativity. Children's creations will be displayed afterwords. No registration required.

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

Minecraft players of all skill levels are welcome to bring their own laptops, or are welcome to use one of the library’s 6 computers to build, play, and create. For ages 10 and up.

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

Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-10, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday March 16, 2015 -  Friday March 20, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_shamrock St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt 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
   

March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day. Come in to the East Forest Park Branch Library and try your luck with a St. Patrick’s theme scavenger hunt. Find the leprechaun’s pot of gold, four-leaf clover and other treasures and win a surprise. Patrons will have an opportunity to learn some fun facts about the Irish culture. May the Luck of the Irish be with you! A drop-in activity during open hours.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
holiday_shamrock St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day. Come in to the East Springfield Branch Library and try your luck out with a St. Patrick’s theme scavenger hunt. Find the Leprechaun’s pot of gold, 4 leaf clover and other treasures and win a surprise. Patrons will have an opportunity to learn some fun facts about the Irish culture. May the Luck of the Irish be with you!  A drop-in activity during open hours.

    Location: East Springfield
Monday March 16, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Ready, Sit, Read! at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We encourage 3-5 year olds (siblings too!) with a parent/caregiver to come in and enjoy seasonal rhymes, songs, finger plays, book-based activities, and - as always - the best in children's books!  Drop in - no registration necessary. For more information call the branch.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM COWNT Coalition Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brenda Evans   413-787-6756   bevans@springfieldcityhall.com
   

Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
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.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM LEGO Club 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   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGOs!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required. 

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Springfield Falcons Booster Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Patricia Devine   413-593-3816   
   

Monthly meeting. Not Library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday March 17, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come and enjoy moving to music, learning some new rhymes and songs and hearing a story. Recommended for children 1 1/2 - 3 years old and their parents or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6843 to preregister.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
elect_computer3 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Hi!Tech: Continuing with Computers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   jlambert@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: Mason Square
   
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Best Practices for Related Service Providers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cheryl Lilley   413-787-7039   
   

SPS professional development. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
office_notepad 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Selecting the Best Funders for Your Project Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Donna Goldthwaite   413-263-6828 ext 437   dgoldthwaite@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Many grant proposals are rejected because they are not a good match with the grantmaker.  This workshop will help grantseekers understand how to investigate funders to see if they are a good match for their projects.  Participants will learn to identify the good match indicators and how to determine a funder’s problem-solving approach, underlying beliefs, and political ideology.  Because this information affects what is presented and emphasized in a proposal, grantseekers will discover how to read between the lines and find the “hook” – the connection between one’s project and a prospective funder – and how to write their proposals in a way that the funder can hear.

Presented by Deborah Koch, Director of Grants at Springfield Technical Community College, and author of How to Say It: Grantwriting, Write Proposals that Grantwriters Want to Fund.

 

Funding Information Network    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Brightwood Branch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood Branch Library   413-263-6805   
   

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

    Location: Brightwood
 
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.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard LEGO Questers for Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@gmail.com
   

Become a LEGO Quester by completing 52 LEGO Quests (or build your own!). Open to children 7-12. Space is limited to 15 Questers. Tuesdays from 4-5pm.

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday March 18, 2015 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 every Wednesday morning for stories, songs, and crafts. For ages 3 to 8, siblings welcome.

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

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

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

Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m., through May 27, ages 1-4.

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 – 2:30 pm. 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 one hour program is appropriate for children 1 – 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 – 2:30 pm. 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 escuchara cuentos muy buenos. Este nuevo programa de 60 minutos es apropiado para niños de 1 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 Community Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Newspaper Writing for Homeschoolers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Stefaniak   413-265-9014   jenabeejo@yahoo.com
   

Western Mass Homeschoolers newspaper writing class. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
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ent_anime_naruto.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Manga and More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   chenriquez@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM School Nursing Updates Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michele Foley   413-787-7643   foleymi@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Springfield Public Schools Nursing Department extended day. Not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_bell 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Putnam Student Showcase Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Teachers Joyce Calhoun, Cathy Boyle and students from the Cosmetology Department at Putnam High School will showcase their cosmetology skills at Mason Square Library talking to patrons about what they do and presenting a demo in hair extensions.  This fantastic program for Teens and Tweens will allow some audience participation. Come and enjoy Putnam's finest.

 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Bristle Bots 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
   

Wish you had a robot to do your kitchen chores? Build this tiny one yourself using a small scrub brush and some basic electronic parts. Suggested for ages 11 and up.

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

Based on the American Girl books, this free club for ages 6 to 14 meets monthly on the third Wednesday. Come make a craft and enjoy a snack based on the time period of the girl chosen each month!

    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM LEGO Club 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   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGOs!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Pajama Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   kmcguirl@springfieldlibrary.org
   

All ages are welcome to come in their pajamas and enjoy stories and songs. Stuffed animals also welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Silhouette Self Portraits 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
   

Do you like the idea of creating a portrait of yourself that shows who you really are? Come make an outline of your own silhouette and fill it in with collage materials, drawings, paint, or whatever you like. All supplies will be provided, including an outline of your head in profile. For ages 10-19.

 

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 10 spaces available.
Thursday March 19, 2015 -  Friday May 22, 2015 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette Forest Park Gallery: Local Women Artists Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   rduprey@springfieldlibrary.org
   

In celebration of National Women's History Month, the Forest Park Gallery presents an exhibit of local women artists. Artists include photographer Denise Mari Stewart, painters Joyce Belliveau and Virginia White, collage artists Amy Sackman and Gineen Cooper, quilter Barbara Stroup, jeweler Delphine Ray and printmaker Gert Joffe, among others.

The exhibit continues through May 22.

    Location: Forest Park
Thursday March 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Knitting Class for Springfield Area Homeschoolers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alegre Hall Moon   413-733-1396   
   

Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_computer3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Hi!Tech: Introduction to the Web Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Explore the web and consider standard web conventions to help you better find the information you need. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Peggy.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
        There is 1 space available.
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Artist’s Way: a workshop series for developing writers and artists Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   rduprey@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron in a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with writing and spoken exercises. The Artist’s Way develops artists by sharpening their artist-spiritual connection, and promises to be a highly personal and exciting journey. Workshops will be led in alteration by Phyllis St. George, Springfield editor, poet, & writing coach; Ellen Rivers, local actor / director; and Alice Kelly, a seasoned spiritual coach and exponent of The Artist’s Way.

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
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elect_computer3 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Introduction to Finding Funders Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Donna Goldthwaite   413-263-6828 ext 437   dgoldthwaite@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Learn to find funders for your nonprofit with the Foundation Center's comprehensive funding research tool.

This session provides an introduction to the Foundation Center's comprehensive online database, Foundation Directory Online Professional. Learn how to create customized searches to develop targeted lists of foundations that will match your organization's funding needs. We will spend time exploring Power Search, which allows you to search across nine Foundation Center databases - grantmakers, grants, companies, 990s, news, jobs, RFPs, nonprofit literature, and IssueLab reports. We will also present an introduction to the GrantSpace website as time permits.

Funding Information Network    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
office_meeting1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Advisory Group at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you have ideas about the library's teen programs and collections? Join the new Teen Advisory Group at Forest Park and let your voice be heard! Don't miss this great opportunity to speak your mind, develop leadership skills, and make new friends! Call the branch for more information.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Indian Orchard Branch Library for our weekly Minecraft Club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

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

Join us at the Mason Square Library for our LEGO Club! Let your imagination run wild every Thursday from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Children's Programming Room. This program is appropriate for ages 6 and up.

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_paintpalette 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Reception for the Forest Park Gallery Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   rduprey@springfieldlibrary.org
   

In celebration of National Women's History Month, the Forest Park Gallery presents an exhibit of local women artists. Artists include photographer Denise Mari Stewart, painters Joyce Belliveau and Virginia White, collage artists Amy Sackman and Gineen Cooper, quilter Barbara Stroup, jeweler Delphine Ray and printmaker Gert Joffe, among others.

The opening reception also features folk artist Susan Urban demonstrating Polish paper cutting and Ukrainian egg decorating.

The exhibit runs through May 22. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Forest Park
Friday March 20, 2015 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
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Fun Fridays Storytime at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun Fridays Storytime is for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers.  We will read stories, sing songs, eat a healthy snack and enjoy some free playtime.  A fun, social experience for all!  We hope this Storytime will become a positive first impression of the library for your child.

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

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


 

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday March 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Healthy Choices, Happy Clients: Nutrition Training for Food Pantries & Meal Sites Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michelle Geoffroy   413-247-9738, x148   
   

Nutrition Workshop sponsored by the Food Bank of Western Mass. 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
ent_note 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Happy Bach Birthday at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Come enjoy the music of J.S. Bach on his birthday!

    Location: Forest Park
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lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Authors at the Orchard: Celebrates March is Women's History Month Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Authors in the Orchard is celebrating Women's History Month by showcasing the talents of local women authors.  Featured writers for this week include Joan Morris Reilly, author of  Other Voices, Other Times: Hungry Hill Remembered,  and Betel Arnold, author of  Buried Beneath The Words/Enterrada Bajo las Palabras . Stop by and see what they have for you!

Local Authors    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM LEGO Library Club 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
   

Every Saturday afternoon, drop in and create something really cool with our enormous selection of LEGOs! This program for children ages 4 -12 would enhance social interaction skills and creativity. Children's creations will be displayed afterwords. No registration required.

 

    Location: East Forest Park
 
school_graduate 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Introducing Khan Academy Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join Springfield Public Schools educator Scott Wohlers for a demonstration of Khan Academy. Khan Academy is a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere.  Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge. The program at the Indian Orchard Branch is meant for youth ages 11-18, and will provide teens a chance to register for and work on some of the educational materials at the Academy. Please preregister for this free program. Space is limited to 8 participants.

    Location: Indian Orchard
        There are 7 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

*Five weeks only!  Join us for our usual storytime fun, plus create some extra-special projects made possible by a grant from Home City Families! 

Special guidelines apply for this five-week series:  Adults and children must stay together during the entire program.  Families must be on time in order to participate.  No registration is required, but space is very limited.  Don't miss out!

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday March 22, 2015 Go To Top
ent_note 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rotunda Rhythms: Music from Marengo Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Music from Marengo is a one-man-band performing an intriguing mix of musical selections from American roots, jazz standards, and country ballads. A variety of instruments are showcased including the lap steel guitar and mandolin ensuring an interesting and eclectic mix of sound, technique, and musical variety. Good for the entire family, this is a fun and educational program performed by Joel Meginsky, Springfield Symphony Orchestra member and retired Springfield music teacher.

Rotunda Rhythms Concerts    
    Location: Central Library Rotunda
Monday March 23, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Ready, Sit, Read! at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We encourage 3-5 year olds (siblings too!) with a parent/caregiver to come in and enjoy seasonal rhymes, songs, finger plays, book-based activities, and - as always - the best in children's books!  Drop in - no registration necessary. For more information call the branch.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_computer3 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Computer Clinic: Focus on Resumes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-68   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you have a question about using a computer but do not know whom to ask? Drop by the East Forest Park Branch Library and let Linda help you. This workshop begins with a twenty-minute overview on formatting a resume, and then is opened to questions and free exploration. Beginners and experienced computer users are welcomed.

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 3 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 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.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  7:30 PM PCA Workshop - Nutrition Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linnea Rego   617-284-1216   linnea.rego@1199funds.org
   

PCA Workshop Series sponsored by 1199 SEIU.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Fun with Junie B. Jones! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Let's spend some time with beloved chapter book character Junie B. Jones!  We'll read about her ups and downs as she navigates the school bus, friends, teachers and much more. Junie B. loves an exciting project, so we'll finish off with an educational game or craft. Participants will also be given a weekly activity packet for home use.  For children in grades K - 4. Parents welcome to attend!

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Room
Tuesday March 24, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come and enjoy moving to music, learning some new rhymes and songs and hearing a story. Recommended for children 1 1/2 - 3 years old and their parents or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6843 to preregister.

*Four weeks only!  Join us for our usual movement fun, plus take home some extra special creations and materials made possible by a grant from Hom City Families!  Space is limited.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
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!  Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.  Registration required only if you are bringing more than four children.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
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elect_computer3 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Hi!Tech: Introduction to the Web Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   jlambert@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 Jeff.

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Brightwood Branch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood Branch Library   413-263-6805   
   

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

    Location: Brightwood
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard LEGO Questers for Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@gmail.com
   

Become a LEGO Quester by completing 52 LEGO Quests (or build your own!). Open to children 7-12. Space is limited to 15 Questers. Tuesdays from 4-5pm.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Springfield RCC Monthly Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tiffany Harbridge   413-233-6722   tharbridge@gmail.com
   

Not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday March 25, 2015 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 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  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Story Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m., through May 27, ages 1-4.

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 – 2:30 pm. 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 one hour program is appropriate for children 1 – 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 – 2:30 pm. 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 escuchara cuentos muy buenos. Este nuevo programa de 60 minutos es apropiado para niños de 1 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 Community Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Newspaper Writing for Homeschoolers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Stefaniak   413-265-9014   jenabeejo@yahoo.com
   

Western Mass Homeschoolers newspaper writing class. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Silhouette Self Portraits for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you like the idea of creating a portrait of yourself that shows who you really are? Come make an outline of your own silhouette and fill it in with collage materials, drawings, paint, or whatever you like. All supplies will be provided, including an outline of your head in profile. For ages 10-19.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
        There are 16 spaces available.
 
elect_computer3 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Minecraft at the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Central Library for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space limited to 10 participants, and registration is required. Ages 8-12. For more information, contact the Children’s Room.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM LEGO Club 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   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGOs!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required. (Note the new day and end time!)

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Pajama Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   kmcguirl@springfieldlibrary.org
   

All ages are welcome to come in their pajamas and enjoy stories and songs. Stuffed animals also welcome.

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

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss Euphoria by Lily King.
  
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
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mandated Reporting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joanna Doyle   781-275-2433, x622   jdoyle@clarendonees.org
   

Clarendon Early Education and Care Training. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Thursday March 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Knitting Class for Springfield Area Homeschoolers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alegre Hall Moon   413-733-1396   
   

Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tiny Tots at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for songs, stories, and play!  Especially for families with children aged 3-36 months.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
elect_computer3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Computers for Jobseekers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The library has some excellent computer resources designed especially for jobseekers. This workshop introduces their special features, and will help jobseekers improve their chances for finding work. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Reggie.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Artist’s Way: a workshop series for developing writers and artists Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   rduprey@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron in a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with writing and spoken exercises. The Artist’s Way develops artists by sharpening their artist-spiritual connection, and promises to be a highly personal and exciting journey. Workshops will be led in alteration by Phyllis St. George, Springfield editor, poet, & writing coach; Ellen Rivers, local actor / director; and Alice Kelly, a seasoned spiritual coach and exponent of The Artist’s Way.

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
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   
   

The Circle in the Square program has been meeting on every fourth Thursday from 1:30pm to 3:00pm for over three years. Most participants either live in or have lived in Mason Square or surrounding neighborhoods. Though occasionally the meetings feature speakers from local libraries, museums, or colleges, most conversation is generated by participants who are bound together by the common experience of having lived in the area.

Come share your memories and hopes for the future.

Coffee and doughnuts served.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Indian Orchard Branch Library for our weekly Minecraft Club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

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

Join us at the Mason Square Library for our LEGO Club! Let your imagination run wild every Thursday from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Children's Programming Room. This program is appropriate for ages 6 and up.

    Location: Mason Square
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Springfield Food Policy Council Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Johnetta Baymon   413-263-6500,x6539   johnettab@springfieldpartnersinc.com
   

Food access presentation sponsored by Springfield Food Policy Council. Principal speaker: Betsy Johnson.

 

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies at Mason Square: Divergent Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Mason Square Branch to watch Divergent, rated PG13.

In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she's Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it's too late.

Check out a preview of the movie here.

Popcorn served for free!

 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
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Friday March 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  4:00 PM UMASS 180 Day Teacher Program Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elizabeth Rustic   413-750-2333x1111   rustice@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Interview day. Not a library sponsored event.

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

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
 
lib_book3 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Feed Your Hungry Mind Teen Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The awards have been handed out. Share YOUR award winners (the BEST), and the worst (the DUDS). Feed your body with yummy snacks and your mind with a fun book discussion and a raffle for door prizes. We’ll have copies of the award winners to share. Open to tweens and teens ages 12+. Space is limited, please preregister by calling the branch.

    Location: Indian Orchard
Saturday March 28, 2015 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 March is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. 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 Hunger Games: Volunteering to take the place of her beloved sister, sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen joins the annual Hunger Games, a competition hosted by the Capitol where young boys and girls are pitted against one another in a televised fight to the death.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Authors at the Orchard: Celebrates March is Women's History Month Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Authors at the Orchard is celebrating Women's History Month by showcasing the talents of local women authors.  Featured writers for this week include  Catherine Black, author of Whispers From The Beyond,  Jacqueline Lynch, author of  Beside The Still Waters, and Gerry Garner, author of  Generations Build the Future!   Stop by and see what they have for you!

Local Authors    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
office_pencil 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Author Fair: A Showcase of Local Writers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the Fair to meet local authors and enjoy their works in this showcase of local talent and achievement. Authors will be on hand to discuss their books, their work as published writers, and to sign and sell copies of their books to interested readers. Throughout the afternoon many of the authors will offer short public readings from their recent books too. A wide range of books will be on display for adults, teens, and children to enjoy. Come to the Fair and take stock in the pride of western Massachusetts!

Local Authors    
    Location: Central Library Rotunda
 
rec_legoguy 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM LEGO Library Club 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
   

Every Saturday afternoon, drop in and create something really cool with our enormous selection of LEGOs! This program for children ages 4 -12 would enhance social interaction skills and creativity. Children's creations will be displayed afterwords. No registration required.

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

Minecraft players of all skill levels are welcome to bring their own laptops, or are welcome to use one of the library’s 6 computers to build, play, and create. For ages 10 and up.

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

In this literary showcase of local and regional writers, pre-registered literary artists (18+) will share a seven-minute reading of their writing from ANY genre. The public (18+) is invited to come listen. Books and other literary materials will be available for sale and for autographs.

Springfield’s first Poet Laureate and award-winning, multilingual poet María Luisa Arroyo will host this monthly event. Please contact María Luisa (mlarroyo67@hotmail.com) for registration information.

This series will run on the last Saturday of each month through June.

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

Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

*Five weeks only!  Join us for our usual storytime fun, plus create some extra-special projects made possible by a grant from Home City Families! 

Special guidelines apply for this five-week series:  Adults and children must stay together during the entire program.  Families must be on time in order to participate.  No registration is required, but space is very limited.  Don't miss out!

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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Monday March 30, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Ready, Sit, Read! at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We encourage 3-5 year olds (siblings too!) with a parent/caregiver to come in and enjoy seasonal rhymes, songs, finger plays, book-based activities, and - as always - the best in children's books!  Drop in - no registration necessary. For more information call the branch.

Storytimes    
    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 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.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM April Fool! Cosplay/Karaoke Party for teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

April Fool's day is only a couple of days away -- get in the mood at our cosplay party. Dress as your favorite anime or book character, or create your own character. We'll do some karaoke and have some foolish snacks like pizza cake and caramel apple grapes. Online registration is suggested but not required.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 30 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Fun with Junie B. Jones! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Let's spend some time with beloved chapter book character Junie B. Jones!  We'll read about her ups and downs as she navigates the school bus, friends, teachers and much more. Junie B. loves an exciting project, so we'll finish off with an educational game or craft. Participants will also be given a weekly activity packet for home use.  For children in grades K - 4. Parents welcome to attend!

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Room
Tuesday March 31, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come and enjoy moving to music, learning some new rhymes and songs and hearing a story. Recommended for children 1 1/2 - 3 years old and their parents or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6843 to preregister.

*Four weeks only!  Join us for our usual movement fun, plus take home some extra special creations and materials made possible by a grant from Hom City Families!  Space is limited.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
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!  Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.  Registration required only if you are bringing more than four children.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_computer3 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Hi!Tech: Introduction to Social Media Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Social media has changed the web, the ways we do business, and even the ways we socialize. Come see what the excitement is all about and explore three of the web’s leading social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Jeff.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Mason Square
   
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Best Practices for Related Service Providers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cheryl Lilley   413-787-7039   
   

SPS professional development. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Brightwood Branch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood Branch Library   413-263-6805   
   

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

    Location: Brightwood
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard LEGO Questers for Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@gmail.com
   

Become a LEGO Quester by completing 52 LEGO Quests (or build your own!). Open to children 7-12. Space is limited to 15 Questers. Tuesdays from 4-5pm.

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

An informal gathering of bibliophiles interested in sharing a love of books, favorite authors, and info on book-related news and events. Tonight's selection is The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday April 1, 2015 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 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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lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM East Springfield Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Story Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m., through May 27, ages 1-4.

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 – 2:30 pm. 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 one hour program is appropriate for children 1 – 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 – 2:30 pm. 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 escuchara cuentos muy buenos. Este nuevo programa de 60 minutos es apropiado para niños de 1 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 Community Room
 
elect_computer3 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Minecraft at the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Central Library for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space limited to 10 participants, and registration is required. Ages 8-12. For more information, contact the Children’s Room.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM LEGO Club 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   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGOs!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required. (Note the new day and end time!)

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

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

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

All ages are welcome to come in their pajamas and enjoy stories and songs. Stuffed animals also welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teaching Strategies GOLD Cohort Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marcela M. Simpson   413-336-3255   marcelamsimpson@gmail.com
   

Preschool Enrichment Team Technical Assistance. Not library sponosred.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Thursday April 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luis Manzi   413-747-0090, x201   lmanzi@newnorthcc.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tiny Tots at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for songs, stories, and play!  Especially for families with children aged 3-36 months.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   
   

Come enjoy some stories, songs, and rhymes.  Recommended for ages 3-5.  Please preregister by calling the branch.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Artist’s Way: a workshop series for developing writers and artists Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   rduprey@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron in a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with writing and spoken exercises. The Artist’s Way develops artists by sharpening their artist-spiritual connection, and promises to be a highly personal and exciting journey. Workshops will be led in alteration by Phyllis St. George, Springfield editor, poet, & writing coach; Ellen Rivers, local actor / director; and Alice Kelly, a seasoned spiritual coach and exponent of The Artist’s Way.

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
elect_video_camera2 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game ON! Video Gaming for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   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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elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Indian Orchard Branch Library for our weekly Minecraft Club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

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

Join us at the Mason Square Library for our LEGO Club! Let your imagination run wild every Thursday from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Children's Programming Room. This program is appropriate for ages 6 and up.

    Location: Mason Square
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies at Mason Square: Wreck-It Ralph Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Mason Square Branch to watch Wreck-It Ralph, rated PG.

A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives.

Check out a preview of the movie here.

Popcorn served for free!

 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday April 3, 2015 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
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Fun Fridays Storytime at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun Fridays Storytime is for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers.  We will read stories, sing songs, eat a healthy snack and enjoy some free playtime.  A fun, social experience for all!  We hope this Storytime will become a positive first impression of the library for your child.

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

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


 

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday April 4, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Ekphrasis: Writing Poetry in Response to Art Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Always a popular workshop, local and regional visual artists come and share their art as poets of all levels learn or refresh their knowledge of ekphrastic poetry. In the first hour, all participants, including the artists, are welcome to discuss ekphrastic poems inspired by poets. In the second hour, all participants then view the art on display, free-write socs (streams-of-consciousness) in response to the art, and then share aloud their drafts. Facilitated by award-winning multilingual poet and Springfield's first Poet Laureate María Luisa Arroyo.  [18+]

In celebration of National Poetry Month.

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are 18 spaces available.
 
rec_legoguy 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM LEGO Library Club 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
   

Every Saturday afternoon, drop in and create something really cool with our enormous selection of LEGOs! This program for children ages 4 -12 would enhance social interaction skills and creativity. Children's creations will be displayed afterwords.

No registration required.

 

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

Minecraft players of all skill levels are welcome to bring their own laptops, or use one of the library's 6 computers, to build, play, and create. For ages 10 and up.

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

Minecraft players of all skill levels are welcome to bring their laptops or use one of the library's 6 computers to build, play, and create. For ages 10 and up. 

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

Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

*Five weeks only!  Join us for our usual storytime fun, plus create some extra-special projects made possible by a grant from Home City Families! 

Special guidelines apply for this five-week series:  Adults and children must stay together during the entire program.  Families must be on time in order to participate.  No registration is required, but space is very limited.  Don't miss out!

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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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
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Ready, Sit, Read! at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We encourage 3-5 year olds (siblings too!) with a parent/caregiver to come in and enjoy seasonal rhymes, songs, finger plays, book-based activities, and - as always - the best in children's books!  Drop in - no registration necessary. For more information call the branch.

Storytimes    
    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 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.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
 
lib_teddybear_reading 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Fun with Junie B. Jones! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Let's spend some time with beloved chapter book character Junie B. Jones!  We'll read about her ups and downs as she navigates the school bus, friends, teachers and much more. Junie B. loves an exciting project, so we'll finish off with an educational game or craft. Participants will also be given a weekly activity packet for home use.  For children in grades K - 4. Parents welcome to attend!

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Room
Tuesday April 7, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come and enjoy moving to music, learning some new rhymes and songs and hearing a story. Recommended for children 1 1/2 - 3 years old and their parents or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6843 to preregister.

*Four weeks only!  Join us for our usual movement fun, plus take home some extra special creations and materials made possible by a grant from Hom City Families!  Space is limited.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
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!  Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.  Registration required only if you are bringing more than four children.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Brightwood Branch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood Branch Library   413-263-6805   
   

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

    Location: Brightwood
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Anime and Manga Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

A monthly fun, casual, drop-in time that allows teens and tweens who are are Anime/Manga enthusiasts to meet others who share the same passion for discussions, activities and games, to draw, create their own art, and plan programs. So join us! Snacks served. Meetings held the first Tuesday of the month.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard LEGO Questers for Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@gmail.com
   

Become a LEGO Quester by completing 52 LEGO Quests (or build your own!). Open to children 7-12. Space is limited to 15 Questers. Tuesdays from 4-5pm.

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday April 8, 2015 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 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  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Story Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m., through May 27, ages 1-4.

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 – 2:30 pm. 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 one hour program is appropriate for children 1 – 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 – 2:30 pm. 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 escuchara cuentos muy buenos. Este nuevo programa de 60 minutos es apropiado para niños de 1 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 Community Room
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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
 
misc_bell 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Putnam Student Showcase Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Teachers Joyce Calhoun, Cathy Boyle and students from the Cosmetology Department at Putnam High School will showcase their cosmetology skills at the Central Library, talking to patrons about what they do and presenting a demo in roller sets. This fantastic program for Teens and Tweens will allow some audience participation. Come and enjoy Putnam's finest.  

 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_computer3 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Minecraft at the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Central Library for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space limited to 10 participants, and registration is required. Ages 8-12. For more information, contact the Children’s Room.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM LEGO Club 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   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGOs!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required. (Note the new day and end time!)

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Springfield Food Policy Council Film Festival Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Johnetta Baymon   413-263-6800, x6539   johnettab@springfieldpartnersinc.com
   

Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM GOLD Cohort Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cindy Hutcheson   413-374-6331   chutcheson@valleyopp.com
   

Training educators in use of the GOLD online assessment tool. Preschool Enrichment Team training ECE teachers in GOLD assessment. Not library sponsored. 

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

Monthly all-ages craft night. Come have fun!

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday April 9, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tiny Tots at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for songs, stories, and play!  Especially for families with children aged 3-36 months.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   
   

Come enjoy some stories, songs, and rhymes.  Recommended for ages 3-5.  Please preregister by calling the branch.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Artist’s Way: a workshop series for developing writers and artists Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   rduprey@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron in a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with writing and spoken exercises. The Artist’s Way develops artists by sharpening their artist-spiritual connection, and promises to be a highly personal and exciting journey. Workshops will be led in alteration by Phyllis St. George, Springfield editor, poet, & writing coach; Ellen Rivers, local actor / director; and Alice Kelly, a seasoned spiritual coach and exponent of The Artist’s Way.

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
lib_book3 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Magic Tree House Book Club 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
   

Join Jack and Annie on their adventures, and enjoy crafts and activities based on each month’s book.  The Magic Tree House series, written by Mary Pope Osborne, has fun and educational themes for Level 2 readers. This month we will be exploring book #17: Tonight on the Titanic. Jack and Annie are in for an exciting, scary adventure when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the decks of the Titanic. Will they be able to save anyone? Will they be able to save themselves?.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Indian Orchard Branch Library for our weekly Minecraft Club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

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

Join us at the Mason Square Library for our LEGO Club! Let your imagination run wild every Thursday from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Children's Programming Room. This program is appropriate for ages 6 and up.

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies at Mason Square: Monsters University Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Mason Square Branch to watch Monsters University, rated G.

This movie follows the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University -- when they weren't necessarily the best of friends..

Check out a preview of the movie here.

Popcorn served for free!

 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday April 10, 2015 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
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Fun Fridays Storytime at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun Fridays Storytime is for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers.  We will read stories, sing songs, eat a healthy snack and enjoy some free playtime.  A fun, social experience for all!  We hope this Storytime will become a positive first impression of the library for your child.

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_chefshat 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Putnam Student Showcase Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Chef Matthew West and students from Putnam High School's Culinary Department will showcase their culinary skills at Forest Park Branch Library talking to patrons about what they do and presenting a demo on cupcake decorating.  This hands on program is for Teens and Tweens.  Come and enjoy Putnam's finest.

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday April 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  3:30 PM Strengthening Families - Spanish Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cindy Hutcheson   413-786-0487   chutcheson@valleyopp.com
   

Preschool Enrichment Team training for ECE. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Dads and Kids Book Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Help your children develop a love of reading by joining the Dads & Kids Book Club!  Designed for preschool children ages 2.9 years —5 years old (siblings welcome) the Dads & Kids Book Club will provide opportunities for fathers/father-figures to help their children  develop a love of reading.  Once a month, children will be introduced to books with a storytime, an arts & craft activity, a snack, and time for dads to meet other dads.  For more information please call Jeff at 413-263-6853 or Ted at 413-263-6828, ext. 201. Offered in collaboration with Home City Families and the HCS Head Start Dads Make a Difference Committee.

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_yoga.GIF 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Family Fit Zumba Class at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

As part of Springfield’s Public Health Month initiative, “Let’s make Springfield the healthiest city in one generation,” the Mason Square Branch will host a free, family-oriented Zumba class with instructor, Victoria Harley. Harley will teach Zumba basics and emphasize the importance of staying active as a family.

Participants will receive a healthy snacks recipe booklet at the end of class.

Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

 

Health and Fitness    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM LEGO Library Club 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
   

Every Saturday afternoon, drop in and create something really cool with our enormous selection of Legos! This program for children ages 4 -12 would enhance social interaction skills and creativity. Children's creations will be displayed afterwords. No registration required.

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

Minecraft players of all skill levels are welcome to bring their own laptops, or use one of the library's 6 computers, to build, play, and create. For ages 10 and up.

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

Minecraft players of all skill levels are welcome to bring their laptops or use one of the library's 6 computers to build, play, and create. For ages 10 and up. 

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

Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

*Five weeks only!  Join us for our usual storytime fun, plus create some extra-special projects made possible by a grant from Home City Families! 

Special guidelines apply for this five-week series:  Adults and children must stay together during the entire program.  Families must be on time in order to participate.  No registration is required, but space is very limited.  Don't miss out!

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday April 12, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The ABCs of Publishing Poetry Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

How do I put together a chapbook? Are entering poems into fee-based poetry contests the only way I can get published? How do I learn which markets are best for my poems? If I have enough poems for a full-length book, how do I approach publishers?  In this engaging workshop facilitated by award-winning multilingual poet and Springfield's first Poet Laureate  María Luisa Arroyo, bring all of your questions and a few poems in order to begin or continue your poetry publishing career. [18+]

In celebration of National Poetry Month.

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 18 spaces available.
Monday April 13, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Ready, Sit, Read! at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We encourage 3-5 year olds (siblings too!) with a parent/caregiver to come in and enjoy seasonal rhymes, songs, finger plays, book-based activities, and - as always - the best in children's books!  Drop in - no registration necessary. For more information call the branch.

Storytimes    
    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 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.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
 
lib_teddybear_reading 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Fun with Junie B. Jones! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Let's spend some time with beloved chapter book character Junie B. Jones!  We'll read about her ups and downs as she navigates the school bus, friends, teachers and much more. Junie B. loves an exciting project, so we'll finish off with an educational game or craft. Participants will also be given a weekly activity packet for home use.  For children in grades K - 4. Parents welcome to attend!

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Room
Tuesday April 14, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come and enjoy moving to music, learning some new rhymes and songs and hearing a story. Recommended for children 1 1/2 - 3 years old and their parents or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6843 to preregister.

*Four weeks only!  Join us for our usual movement fun, plus take home some extra special creations and materials made possible by a grant from Hom City Families!  Space is limited.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
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!  Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.  Registration required only if you are bringing more than four 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 ext 442   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 Lisette’s List by Susan Vreeland (2014) fiction. 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Best Practices for Related Service Providers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cheryl Lilley   413-787-7039   
   

SPS professional development. Not library sponsored.

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
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rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Brightwood Branch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood Branch Library   413-263-6805   
   

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

    Location: Brightwood
 
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
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard LEGO Questers for Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@gmail.com
   

Become a LEGO Quester by completing 52 LEGO Quests (or build your own!). Open to children 7-12. Space is limited to 15 Questers. Tuesdays from 4-5pm.

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday April 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM MA Dept. of Public Health Training for Shelter Staff Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Scannell   617-624-6041   deborah.scannell@state.ma.us
   

Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood 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 every Wednesday morning for stories, songs, and crafts. For ages 3 to 8, siblings welcome.

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

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

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

Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m., through May 27, ages 1-4.

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 – 2:30 pm. 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 one hour program is appropriate for children 1 – 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 – 2:30 pm. 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 escuchara cuentos muy buenos. Este nuevo programa de 60 minutos es apropiado para niños de 1 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 Community Room
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Manga and More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   chenriquez@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM School Nursing Updates Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michele Foley   413-787-7643   foleymi@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Springfield Public Schools Nursing Department extended day. Not a library sponsored event.

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

Based on the American Girl books, this free club for ages 6 to 14 meets monthly on the third Wednesday. Come make a craft and enjoy a snack based on the time period of the girl chosen each month!

    Location: East Springfield
 
elect_computer3 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Minecraft at the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Central Library for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space limited to 10 participants, and registration is required. Ages 8-12. For more information, contact the Children’s Room.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM LEGO Club 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   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGOs!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required. (Note the new day and end time!)

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Springfield Food Policy Council Film Festival Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Johnetta Baymon   413-263-6800, x6539   johnettab@springfieldpartnersinc.com
   

Not library sponsored.

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

All ages are welcome to come in their pajamas and enjoy stories and songs. Stuffed animals also welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
Thursday April 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM MassHealth Dental Program Updates Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Daniel Archambault   617-835-4955   daniel.archambault@dentaquest.com
   

Education of dental providers in the Springfield area. Principal speaker: Daniel Archambault. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tiny Tots at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for songs, stories, and play!  Especially for families with children aged 3-36 months.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   
   

Come enjoy some stories, songs, and rhymes.  Recommended for ages 3-5.  Please preregister by calling the branch.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Artist’s Way: a workshop series for developing writers and artists Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   rduprey@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron in a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with writing and spoken exercises. The Artist’s Way develops artists by sharpening their artist-spiritual connection, and promises to be a highly personal and exciting journey. Workshops will be led in alteration by Phyllis St. George, Springfield editor, poet, & writing coach; Ellen Rivers, local actor / director; and Alice Kelly, a seasoned spiritual coach and exponent of The Artist’s Way.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
office_meeting1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Advisory Group at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you have ideas about the library's teen programs and collections? Join the new Teen Advisory Group at Forest Park and let your voice be heard! Don't miss this great opportunity to speak your mind, develop leadership skills, and make new friends! Call the branch for more information.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Indian Orchard Branch Library for our weekly Minecraft Club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

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

Join us at the Mason Square Library for our LEGO Club! Let your imagination run wild every Thursday from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Children's Programming Room. This program is appropriate for ages 6 and up.

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
ent_microphone1 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM An Evening of Poetry / Noche de Poesia Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for an evening of bilingual poetry (English and Spanish) featuring local poets including Isabel Marcheselli, Sheldon Alexander, Mayra Rohena, and others. Tonight's emcee is Damaris Perez-Pizarro, writer for El Pueblo Latino.

Poetry    
    Location: Brightwood
Friday April 17, 2015 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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lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Fun Fridays Storytime at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun Fridays Storytime is for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers.  We will read stories, sing songs, eat a healthy snack and enjoy some free playtime.  A fun, social experience for all!  We hope this Storytime will become a positive first impression of the library for your child.

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

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


 

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_party1 5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sip and Savor, Rhythm and Rhymes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Janet Stupak   413-263-6828, x422   jstupak@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Friends of the Library National Library Week Celebration! Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and mingling with friends in the glorious Central Library Rotunda.

Sip and Savor    
    Location: Central Library Rotunda
Saturday April 18, 2015 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM LEGO Library Club 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
   

Every Saturday afternoon, drop in and create something really cool with our enormous selection of LEGOs! This program for children ages 4 -12 would enhance social interaction skills and creativity. Children's creations will be displayed afterwords. No registration required.

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

Minecraft players of all skill levels are welcome to bring their laptops or use one of the library's 6 computers to build, play, and create. For ages 10 and up. 

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

Minecraft players of all skill levels are welcome to bring their own laptops, or use one of the library's 6 computers, to build, play, and create. For ages 10 and up.

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

Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

*Five weeks only!  Join us for our usual storytime fun, plus create some extra-special projects made possible by a grant from Home City Families! 

Special guidelines apply for this five-week series:  Adults and children must stay together during the entire program.  Families must be on time in order to participate.  No registration is required, but space is very limited.  Don't miss out!

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday April 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag Patriot'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 Patriot's Day (Massachusetts holiday).

 

    Location: All Library Locations
Tuesday April 21, 2015 -  Sunday April 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Scavenger Hunt 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   
   

Grab a clue sheet, search the room for the answers, bring the sheet back to the desk, and claim your prize!  Ages 5-12. During all open hours.

    Location: Central Library Children's Room
Tuesday April 21, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come and enjoy moving to music, learning some new rhymes and songs and hearing a story. Recommended for children 1 1/2 - 3 years old and their parents or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6843 to preregister.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
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!  Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.  Registration required only if you are bringing more than four children.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
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rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Brightwood Branch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood Branch Library   413-263-6805   
   

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

    Location: Brightwood
 
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.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
office_dollarsign 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Creating a Basic Budget: And Sticking To It! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join a representative from Hampden Bank to learn how to create—and stick to—a basic budget! This program is for teens and adults. Please preregister for this free program online or by calling the branch.

    Location: Indian Orchard
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard LEGO Questers for Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@gmail.com
   

Become a LEGO Quester by completing 52 LEGO Quests (or build your own!). Open to children 7-12. Space is limited to 15 Questers. Tuesdays from 4-5pm.

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday April 22, 2015 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 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  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Story Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m., through May 27, ages 1-4.

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 – 2:30 pm. 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 one hour program is appropriate for children 1 – 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 – 2:30 pm. 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 escuchara cuentos muy buenos. Este nuevo programa de 60 minutos es apropiado para niños de 1 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 Community Room
 
elect_computer3 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Minecraft at the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Central Library for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space limited to 10 participants, and registration is required. Ages 8-12. For more information, contact the Children’s Room.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM LEGO Club 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   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGOs!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required. (Note the new day and end time!)

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Springfield Food Policy Council Film Festival Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Johnetta Baymon   413-263-6800, x6539   johnettab@springfieldpartnersinc.com
   

Not library sponsored.

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

All ages are welcome to come in their pajamas and enjoy stories and songs. Stuffed animals also welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
Thursday April 23, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tiny Tots at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for songs, stories, and play!  Especially for families with children aged 3-36 months.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   
   

Come enjoy some stories, songs, and rhymes.  Recommended for ages 3-5.  Please preregister by calling the branch.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Artist’s Way: a workshop series for developing writers and artists Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   rduprey@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron in a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with writing and spoken exercises. The Artist’s Way develops artists by sharpening their artist-spiritual connection, and promises to be a highly personal and exciting journey. Workshops will be led in alteration by Phyllis St. George, Springfield editor, poet, & writing coach; Ellen Rivers, local actor / director; and Alice Kelly, a seasoned spiritual coach and exponent of The Artist’s Way.

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
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   
   

The Circle in the Square program has been meeting on every fourth Thursday from 1:30pm to 3:00pm for over three years. Most participants either live in or have lived in Mason Square or surrounding neighborhoods. Though occasionally the meetings feature speakers from local libraries, museums, or colleges, most conversation is generated by participants who are bound together by the common experience of having lived in the area.

Come share your memories and hopes for the future.

Coffee and doughnuts served.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
office_money_bills_coins 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Preventing Identity Theft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   
   

Identity theft is a serious crime, and all too often, seniors are targets. Identity theft occurs when personal information is stolen and used without a person's knowledge to commit fraud or other crimes. Learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones from identity theft, email scams, and other types of consumer fraud with Milagros Johnson.

Milagros Johnson is affiliated with the Mayor’s Office of Consumer Information in Springfield, Massachusetts.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Indian Orchard Branch Library for our weekly Minecraft Club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

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

Join us at the Mason Square Library for our LEGO Club! Let your imagination run wild every Thursday from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Children's Programming Room. This program is appropriate for ages 6 and up.

    Location: Mason Square
 
office_dollarsign 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Building Good Credit Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Many employers now require credit checks for job candidates. Let the library help you build a credit history! A representative from Hampden Bank will teach adults and teens how to start building good credit, and how to start repairing past mistakes. Please register for this free program online or by calling the branch.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
Friday April 24, 2015 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
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Fun Fridays Storytime at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun Fridays Storytime is for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers.  We will read stories, sing songs, eat a healthy snack and enjoy some free playtime.  A fun, social experience for all!  We hope this Storytime will become a positive first impression of the library for your child.

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

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
 
office_dollarsign 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Opening a Checking Account Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Opening a checking account can be your first steps to financial responsibility. Join a representative from Hampden Bank at the Mason Square Branch Library and learn how to open an account, what documents you may need, and how to manage your money. This program is meant for adults and teens. Please register for this free program online or by calling the branch.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: East Forest Park
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Saturday April 25, 2015 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 April is Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson. 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 Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians: On his thirteenth birthday, foster child Alcatraz Smedry receives a bag of sand, which is immediately stolen by the evil Librarians who are trying to take over the world. Alcatraz is also introduced to his own special talent and is told that he must use it to save civilization.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_scissors&glue 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Upcycled Art for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make beautiful art out of found objects. For youth 11 and up. Supplies are limited so come in early. Preregistration is encouraged, but not necessary. Please call the branch to preregister.

April 25 -  Colorful Pour Pots for your plants.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM LEGO Library Club 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
   

Every Saturday afternoon, drop in and create something really cool with our enormous selection of LEGOs! This program for children ages 4 -12 would enhance social interaction skills and creativity. Children's creations will be displayed afterwords. No registration required

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

Minecraft players of all skill levels are welcome to bring their laptops or use one of the library's 6 computers to build, play, and create. For ages 10 and up. 

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

Minecraft players of all skill levels are welcome to bring their own laptops, or use one of the library's 6 computers, to build, play, and create. For ages 10 and up.

 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Words of Inspiration: The Poetry of Laura Chagnon Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Please join us during National Poetry Month for a poetry reading and book signing by local poet Laura Chagnon.  Despite a brutal assault that left her legally blind and a quadriplegic, Ms. Chagnon's love of poetry inspired her to learn the wonderful art form and create her own works.  Laura’s zeal for poetry comes from her love of sharing her words with others.  Laura Chagnon said in a May 20, 2014 MassLive article, “I hope people feel amazed and inspired by the poetry I have written,” she said. “After reading my words and knowing what I have overcome, perhaps others will learn it is possible to do anything if they put their heart into it.”

Preregistration is requested but not required.

 

Poetry    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
ent_microphone1 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM 7 Minutes: Literary Arts Spotlight Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

In this literary showcase of local and regional writers, pre-registered literary artists (18+) will share a seven-minute reading of their writing from ANY genre. The public (18+) is invited to come listen. Books and other literary materials will be available for sale and for autographs.

Springfield’s first Poet Laureate and award-winning, multilingual poet María Luisa Arroyo will host this monthly event. Please contact María Luisa (mlarroyo67@hotmail.com) for registration information.

This series will run on the last Saturday of each month through June.

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

Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-10, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday April 26, 2015 Go To Top
ent_note 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rotunda Rhythms: Vickie Phillips Sings! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Award-winning cabaret artist Vickie Phillips shares her exciting song interpretations in this hour of theatrical music making. From Jacques Brel to Sheldon Harnick Ms. Phillips enchants with heart-felt songs delivered like a master. “Vickie Phillips is a Hope Diamond in the world of cabaret singers….Every facet of her voice and show fits together into one incredibly entertaining and moving whole.” Black Tie Magazine.

Rotunda Rhythms Concerts    
    Location: Central Library Rotunda
Monday April 27, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Ready, Sit, Read! at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We encourage 3-5 year olds (siblings too!) with a parent/caregiver to come in and enjoy seasonal rhymes, songs, finger plays, book-based activities, and - as always - the best in children's books!  Drop in - no registration necessary. For more information call the branch.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Early Literacy Coalition meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

Contact: Jean Canosa Albano, 413-263-6828, ext. 291

    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.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
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misc_none 4:30 PM  -  7:30 PM PCA Workshop - Medication Safety Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linnea Rego   617-284-1216   linnea.rego@1199funds.org
   

PCA Workshop Series sponsored by 1199 SEIU.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Fun with Junie B. Jones! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Let's spend some time with beloved chapter book character Junie B. Jones!  We'll read about her ups and downs as she navigates the school bus, friends, teachers and much more. Junie B. loves an exciting project, so we'll finish off with an educational game or craft. Participants will also be given a weekly activity packet for home use.  For children in grades K - 4. Parents welcome to attend!

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Room
Tuesday April 28, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come and enjoy moving to music, learning some new rhymes and songs and hearing a story. Recommended for children 1 1/2 - 3 years old and their parents or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6843 to preregister.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
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!  Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.  Registration required only if you are bringing more than four children.

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Brightwood Branch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood Branch Library   413-263-6805   
   

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

    Location: Brightwood
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard LEGO Questers for Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@gmail.com
   

Become a LEGO Quester by completing 52 LEGO Quests (or build your own!). Open to children 7-12. Space is limited to 15 Questers. Tuesdays from 4-5pm.

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday April 29, 2015 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 every Wednesday morning for stories, songs, and crafts. For ages 3 to 8, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM SBIRT Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brenda Evans   413-787-6756   bevans@springfieldcityhall.com
   

COWNT Coalition training. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Story Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m., through May 27, ages 1-4.

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 – 2:30 pm. 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 one hour program is appropriate for children 1 – 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 – 2:30 pm. 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 escuchara cuentos muy buenos. Este nuevo programa de 60 minutos es apropiado para niños de 1 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 Community Room
 
elect_computer3 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Minecraft at the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Central Library for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space limited to 10 participants, and registration is required. Ages 8-12. For more information, contact the Children’s Room.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM LEGO Club 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   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGOs!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required. (Note the new day and end time!)

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Springfield Food Policy Council Film Festival Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Johnetta Baymon   413-263-6800, x6539   johnettab@springfieldpartnersinc.com
   

Not library sponsored.

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

All ages are welcome to come in their pajamas and enjoy stories and songs. Stuffed animals also welcome.

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

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss Love and Treasure by Ayelet Waldman.
  
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 April 30, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tiny Tots at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for songs, stories, and play!  Especially for families with children aged 3-36 months.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   
   

Come enjoy some stories, songs, and rhymes.  Recommended for ages 3-5.  Please preregister by calling the branch.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Artist’s Way: a workshop series for developing writers and artists Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   rduprey@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron in a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with writing and spoken exercises. The Artist’s Way develops artists by sharpening their artist-spiritual connection, and promises to be a highly personal and exciting journey. Workshops will be led in alteration by Phyllis St. George, Springfield editor, poet, & writing coach; Ellen Rivers, local actor / director; and Alice Kelly, a seasoned spiritual coach and exponent of The Artist’s Way.

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Indian Orchard Branch Library for our weekly Minecraft Club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

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

Join us at the Mason Square Library for our LEGO Club! Let your imagination run wild every Thursday from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Children's Programming Room. This program is appropriate for ages 6 and up.

    Location: Mason Square
Friday May 1, 2015 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_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: East Forest Park
 
lib_book3 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Feed Your Hungry Mind Teen Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The awards have been handed out. Share YOUR award winners (the BEST), and the worst (the DUDS). Feed your body with yummy snacks and your mind with a fun book discussion and a raffle for door prizes. We’ll have copies of the award winners to share. Open to tweens and teens ages 12+. Space is limited, please preregister by calling the branch.

    Location: Indian Orchard
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Saturday May 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

Minecraft players of all skill levels are welcome to bring their laptops or use one of the library's 6 computers to build, play, and create. For ages 10 and up. 

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

Minecraft players of all skill levels are welcome to bring their own laptops, or use one of the library's 6 computers, to build, play, and create. For ages 10 and up.

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

Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-10, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday May 4, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Ready, Sit, Read! at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We encourage 3-5 year olds (siblings too!) with a parent/caregiver to come in and enjoy seasonal rhymes, songs, finger plays, book-based activities, and - as always - the best in children's books!  Drop in - no registration necessary. For more information call the branch.

Storytimes    
    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 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.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
 
lib_teddybear_reading 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Fun with Junie B. Jones! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Let's spend some time with beloved chapter book character Junie B. Jones!  We'll read about her ups and downs as she navigates the school bus, friends, teachers and much more. Junie B. loves an exciting project, so we'll finish off with an educational game or craft. Participants will also be given a weekly activity packet for home use.  For children in grades K - 4. Parents welcome to attend!

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Room
Tuesday May 5, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Stories at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Sing, talk, read and play with your baby, 0 - 18 months old. This lapsit program will be followed by an opportunity for your babies to play and you to visit with other parents/caregivers. Reigstration is not necessary.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
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!  Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.  Registration required only if you are bringing more than four children.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Brightwood Branch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood Branch Library   413-263-6805   
   

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

    Location: Brightwood
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Anime and Manga Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

A monthly fun, casual, drop-in time that allows teens and tweens who are are Anime/Manga enthusiasts to meet others who share the same passion for discussions, activities and games, to draw, create their own art, and plan programs. So join us! Snacks served. Meetings held the first Tuesday of the month.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard LEGO Questers for Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@gmail.com
   

Become a LEGO Quester by completing 52 LEGO Quests (or build your own!). Open to children 7-12. Space is limited to 15 Questers. Tuesdays from 4-5pm.

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday May 6, 2015 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 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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lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM East Springfield Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Story Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m., through May 27, ages 1-4.

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 – 2:30 pm. 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 one hour program is appropriate for children 1 – 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 – 2:30 pm. 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 escuchara cuentos muy buenos. Este nuevo programa de 60 minutos es apropiado para niños de 1 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 Community Room
 
elect_computer3 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Minecraft at the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Central Library for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space limited to 10 participants, and registration is required. Ages 8-12. For more information, contact the Children’s Room.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM LEGO Club 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   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGOs!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required. (Note the new day and end time!)

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

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

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

All ages are welcome to come in their pajamas and enjoy stories and songs. Stuffed animals also welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Free Comic Book Day 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
   

Join us at the Central Library to celebrate Free Comic Book Day. You can make your own comic, dress up in your best superhero costume, get a free comic book, and more. Supplies are limited, so get here early! Ages 5-12. For more information, contact the Children’s Room.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teaching Strategies GOLD Cohort Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marcela M. Simpson   413-336-3255   marcelamsimpson@gmail.com
   

Preschool Enrichment Team Technical Assistance. Not library sponosred.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Thursday May 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luis Manzi   413-747-0090, x201   lmanzi@newnorthcc.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tiny Tots at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for songs, stories, and play!  Especially for families with children aged 3-36 months.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Infant and Toddler Development: What the Research is Telling Us Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anitza Guadarrama-Tiernan   617-502-8751   anitza.guadarrama-tiernan@state.ma.us
   

Training sponsored by the Children's Trust. Principal speaker: Lee Mackinnon.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   
   

Come enjoy some stories, songs, and rhymes.  Recommended for ages 3-5.  Please preregister by calling the branch.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
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elect_video_camera2 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game ON! Video Gaming for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   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_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Mason Square Library for our LEGO Club! Let your imagination run wild every Thursday from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Children's Programming Room. This program is appropriate for ages 6 and up.

    Location: Mason Square
Friday May 8, 2015 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_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday May 9, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Dads and Kids Book Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Help your children develop a love of reading by joining the Dads & Kids Book Club!  Designed for preschool children ages 2.9 years —5 years old (siblings welcome) the Dads & Kids Book Club will provide opportunities for fathers/father-figures to help their children  develop a love of reading.  Once a month, children will be introduced to books with a storytime, an arts & craft activity, a snack, and time for dads to meet other dads.  For more information please call Jeff at 413-263-6853 or Ted at 413-263-6828, ext. 201. Offered in collaboration with Home City Families and the HCS Head Start Dads Make a Difference Committee.

 

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

Minecraft players of all skill levels are welcome to bring their laptops or use one of the library's 6 computers to build, play, and create. For ages 10 and up. 

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

Minecraft players of all skill levels are welcome to bring their own laptops, or use one of the library's 6 computers, to build, play, and create. For ages 10 and up.

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

Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-10, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday May 11, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Ready, Sit, Read! at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We encourage 3-5 year olds (siblings too!) with a parent/caregiver to come in and enjoy seasonal rhymes, songs, finger plays, book-based activities, and - as always - the best in children's books!  Drop in - no registration necessary. For more information call the branch.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
Monday May 11, 2015 -  Monday May 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM hold for Pioneer Valley baystate bike week event Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: C. Kelley   413-263-6828   
   

Event TBA (PV Bike Week planning meetings begin 3/3)

    Location: Mason Square
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.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
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Tuesday May 12, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Stories at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Sing, talk, read and play with your baby, 0 - 18 months old. This lapsit program will be followed by an opportunity for your babies to play and you to visit with other parents/caregivers. Reigstration is not necessary.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
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!  Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.  Registration required only if you are bringing more than four 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 ext 442   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 Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng (2014) fiction.

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Brightwood Branch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood Branch Library   413-263-6805   
   

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

    Location: Brightwood
 
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
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard LEGO Questers for Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@gmail.com
   

Become a LEGO Quester by completing 52 LEGO Quests (or build your own!). Open to children 7-12. Space is limited to 15 Questers. Tuesdays from 4-5pm.

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday May 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM MA Dept. of Public Health Training for Shelter Staff Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Scannell   617-624-6041   deborah.scannell@state.ma.us
   

Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
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 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  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Story Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m., through May 27, ages 1-4.

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 – 2:30 pm. 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 one hour program is appropriate for children 1 – 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 – 2:30 pm. 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 escuchara cuentos muy buenos. Este nuevo programa de 60 minutos es apropiado para niños de 1 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 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
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elect_computer3 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Minecraft at the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Central Library for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space limited to 10 participants, and registration is required. Ages 8-12. For more information, contact the Children’s Room.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM LEGO Club 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   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGOs!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required. (Note the new day and end time!)

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM GOLD Cohort Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cindy Hutcheson   413-374-6331   chutcheson@valleyopp.com
   

Training educators in use of the GOLD online assessment tool. Preschool Enrichment Team training ECE teachers in GOLD assessment. Not library sponsored. 

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

Monthly all-ages craft night. Come have fun!

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday May 14, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tiny Tots at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for songs, stories, and play!  Especially for families with children aged 3-36 months.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   
   

Come enjoy some stories, songs, and rhymes.  Recommended for ages 3-5.  Please preregister by calling the branch.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
lib_book3 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Magic Tree House Book Club at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join Jack and Annie on their adventures, and enjoy crafts and activities based on each month’s book.  The Magic Tree House series, written by Mary Pope Osborne, has fun and educational themes for Level 2 readers. 

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

Join us at the Mason Square Library for our LEGO Club! Let your imagination run wild every Thursday from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Children's Programming Room. This program is appropriate for ages 6 and up.

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Friday May 15, 2015 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_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: East Forest Park
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Saturday May 16, 2015 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Upcycled Art for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make beautiful art out of found objects. For youth 11 and up. Supplies are limited so come in early. Preregistration is encouraged, but not necessary. Please call the branch to preregister.

May 16 - Frosted Candle Holder for Mother’s Day.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

Minecraft players of all skill levels are welcome to bring their laptops or use one of the library's 6 computers to build, play, and create. For ages 10 and up. 

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

Minecraft players of all skill levels are welcome to bring their own laptops, or use one of the library's 6 computers, to build, play, and create. For ages 10 and up.

 
rec_paintpalette02 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mason Square Paints Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Calling all crafty kids, artists, and appreciators of the outdoors!

Join us in the Mason Square Branch’s Reading Garden for a series of free painting sessions. Get in touch with your creative side under the shade of an umbrella. Draw inspiration from the garden’s new blooms, the branch’s collection of art books, or whatever you like! Patrons of all ages are encouraged to join in the fun.

Paper and watercolor paints will be provided for free. Supplies are limited, however, and will be provided on a first come, first serve basis.

Tea provided for refreshment.

Arts & Crafts    
    Location: Mason Square
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-10, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday May 18, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Ready, Sit, Read! at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We encourage 3-5 year olds (siblings too!) with a parent/caregiver to come in and enjoy seasonal rhymes, songs, finger plays, book-based activities, and - as always - the best in children's books!  Drop in - no registration necessary. For more information call the branch.

Storytimes    
    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 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.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
Tuesday May 19, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Stories at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Sing, talk, read and play with your baby, 0 - 18 months old. This lapsit program will be followed by an opportunity for your babies to play and you to visit with other parents/caregivers. Reigstration is not necessary.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
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!  Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.  Registration required only if you are bringing more than four children.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Brightwood Branch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood Branch Library   413-263-6805   
   

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

    Location: Brightwood
 
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.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard LEGO Questers for Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@gmail.com
   

Become a LEGO Quester by completing 52 LEGO Quests (or build your own!). Open to children 7-12. Space is limited to 15 Questers. Tuesdays from 4-5pm.

    Location: Indian Orchard
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Wednesday May 20, 2015 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 every Wednesday morning for stories, songs, and crafts. For ages 3 to 8, siblings welcome.

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

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

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

Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m., through May 27, ages 1-4.

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 – 2:30 pm. 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 one hour program is appropriate for children 1 – 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 – 2:30 pm. 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 escuchara cuentos muy buenos. Este nuevo programa de 60 minutos es apropiado para niños de 1 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 Community Room
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Manga and More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   chenriquez@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM School Nursing Updates Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michele Foley   413-787-7643   foleymi@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Springfield Public Schools Nursing Department extended day. Not a library sponsored event.

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

Based on the American Girl books, this free club for ages 6 to 14 meets monthly on the third Wednesday. Come make a craft and enjoy a snack based on the time period of the girl chosen each month!

    Location: East Springfield
 
elect_computer3 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Minecraft at the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Central Library for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space limited to 10 participants, and registration is required. Ages 8-12. For more information, contact the Children’s Room.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM LEGO Club 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   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGOs!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required. (Note the new day and end time!)

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Pajama Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   kmcguirl@springfieldlibrary.org
   

All ages are welcome to come in their pajamas and enjoy stories and songs. Stuffed animals also welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
Thursday May 21, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tiny Tots at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for songs, stories, and play!  Especially for families with children aged 3-36 months.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM PCA Workshop - Bloodborne Pathogens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linnea Rego   617-284-1216   linnea.rego@1199funds.org
   

PCA Workshop Series sponsored by 1199 SEIU.

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

Join us at the Mason Square Library for our LEGO Club! Let your imagination run wild every Thursday from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Children's Programming Room. This program is appropriate for ages 6 and up.

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday May 22, 2015 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