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Monday June 22, 2015 -  Saturday August 29, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading Children's Summer Reading Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Earn prizes when you read this summer, and go back to school ready to take on the next grade! Stop by any library location to sign up!

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: All Library Locations
 
lib_book3 Teen Summer Reading Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   
   

Pick up a Teen Summer Events brochure containing a bingo sheet and a list of teen programs from any Springfield Library location. Complete bingo squares by doing different kinds of reading – books, comics, magazines and online – and by attending library programs. Five completed squares in a row is bingo! Completed bingo sheets bring prizes and other tickets to fun!

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: All Library Locations
Monday August 3, 2015 -  Saturday August 29, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 Use Your Super Powers! Guess this Book Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Using your innate super powers, guess either the title or author of the shredded book-in-a-jar to win a small prize. Drawing will be held August 31st. Open to teens ages 12 and up.

 

    Location: Forest Park
 
lib_book3 Use Your Super Powers! Guess this Book Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Using your innate super powers, guess either the title or author of the shredded book-in-a-jar to win a small prize. Drawing will be held August 31st. Open to teens ages 12 and up.

 

 

    Location: Indian Orchard
Friday August 28, 2015 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

Locations and Hours    
    Location: Central Library
 
rec_scissors&glue Drop-In Craft: Snails Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Slow and Steady Makes a Hero!  Even heroes-in-training must return to school and learn new things, though it seems to take a long time to grow up and save the world.  Celebrate slow and make a farewell-to-summer snail!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
 
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
 
food_carrot.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Go Fresh Springfield Farmer's Market Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

The Go Fresh Mobile Farmer’s Market brings affordable, fresh fruits and vegetables to local neighborhoods every week. They accept SNAP, Cash, Credit/Debit, WIC and Farmer’s Market coupons.

The Farmer's Market will be held outside the East Springfield Branch Library every Friday from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. until October 30.

Mobile Farmer's Market    
    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 August 29, 2015 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue Drop-In Craft: Snails Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Slow and Steady Makes a Hero!  Even heroes-in-training must return to school and learn new things, though it seems to take a long time to grow up and save the world.  Celebrate slow and make a farewell-to-summer snail!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
 
rec_legoguy 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Superhero LEGO Creations Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Dive into our collection of LEGO bricks to create a superhero for display at the library. What will they look like? What are their powers? For ages 5-12.

Every Saturday in August.

    Location: Mason Square
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lib_teddybear_reading 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-9, siblings welcome.

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

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

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

In this literary showcase of local and regional writers, preregistered literary artists (18+) will share a seven-minute reading of their writing from any genre of their choosing. The public (18+) is invited to come and 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. NOTE: This has been rescheduled from Saturday, August 8th.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday August 31, 2015 -  Saturday September 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Back-to-School 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
   

Track down the back-to-school items hidden in the library and earn a chance to win them!

    Location: East Springfield
Monday August 31, 2015 Go To Top
elect_computer3 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Computer Clinic: Focus on Online Shopping Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This open session starts with a 20-minute lesson on safe online shopping, and then proceeds to free exploration or guided instruction as needed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Linda

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
lib_book3 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM International Dot Day at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrate the publication of Peter Reynolds inspiring picture book. Join the after school celebration featuring a reading of The Dot, related art activities and games.

    Location: East Springfield
Tuesday September 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Resiliency in Action Workgroup Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jenise Katalina   413-858-3122   jkatalina@sdn.org
   

Meeting for community agency leaders sponsored by Square One. Not a library event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_book3 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM International Dot Day at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrate the publication of Peter Reynolds inspiring picture book. Join the after school celebration featuring a reading of The Dot, related art activities and games.

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Drop in between 3:30 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 7 and up.

    Location: Forest Park
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lib_book3 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM My Beloved World: Book Discussion of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s Memoir Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Canosa Albano   413-263-6828 ext 291   
   

This summer, everyone is encouraged to read My Beloved World, the memoir of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, in advance of her speech at the Springfield Public Forum. Gather with other readers to discuss the book at the Brightwood Branch Library, 359 Plainfield St., on Tuesday, September 1, at 5:30 pm OR Thursday, September 3, also at 5:30 pm. Participants on September 1 or September 3 will be invited to sit as a group at the Justice’s speech on Wednesday, September 9 at the MassMutual Center.

Please note: Justice Sotomayor will NOT be in attendance at the library book discussions.

Copies of her book in English, Spanish and as ebooks and audiobooks are available to be borrowed from the Springfield City Library. Thank you to the Springfield Public Forum for providing us with extra copies of the book to add to our collections: http://bit.ly/1cKBfAZ. Search under "My Beloved World" or "Mi Mundo Adorado."

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
   
 
office_meeting1 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Job Seeker Support Workshops Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Springfield City Library and Opportunity Services will offer a 10 week series of workshops designed to support those returning or reentering the workforce. Sustainable employment happens when individuals are empowered to manage their emotions and are able to choose the right attitude needed for any situation. These workshops will offer a supportive and structured environment for participants to explore the emotional intelligence needed to gain and sustain employment!

Participants will learn how to manage anger/anxiety issues, job performance, build confidence, and learn to create flexible, healthy relationships with employers and coworkers. Participants should be able to commit to attending all 10 workshops.

Please preregister for these free workshops by calling Sixteen Acres at 413-263-6858 or by filling out the form provided online.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday September 2, 2015 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Hi!Tech: Getting Started with Computers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   kmcguirl@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Springfield
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, 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
 
food_ice cream cone 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Welcome Back Ice Cream Social Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

Join us on the lawn at the Indian Orchard Branch for a "Welcome Back" Ice Cream Social. Make ice cream in a can, with all the fixings! Quantities are limited so do come early! Rain date is September 9th. 

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
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
 
office_notepad 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Design a Notebook at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Design a notebook while enjoying an end-of-summer treat!

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday September 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luis Manzi   413-747-0090, x201   lmanzi@newnorthcc.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Humanities in Social Science Education Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris Etchechury   978-478-7910   chris.etchechury@pearson.com
   

Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies educational meeting. Principal speaker: Christopher Etchechury, M.Ed.  Not library sponsored.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
elect_video_camera2 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Game ON! Video Gaming for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
ent_filmproj 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Heroes on Screen: Man of Steel 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 for the last installment of the Heros on Screen Series, featuring Man of Steel.

Clark Kent, one of the last of an extinguished race disguised as an unremarkable human, is forced to reveal his identity when Earth is invaded by an army of survivors who threaten to bring the planet to the brink of destruction. Rated PG-13.

Pizza and popcorn served for free.

Watch the preview here.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_book3 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM My Beloved World: Book Discussion of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s Memoir SESSION TWO Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Canosa Albano   413-263-6828 ext 291   
   

This summer, everyone is encouraged to read My Beloved World, the memoir of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, in advance of her speech at the Springfield Public Forum. Gather with other readers to discuss the book at the Brightwood Branch Library, 359 Plainfield St., on Tuesday, September 1, at 5:30 pm OR Thursday, September 3, also at 5:30 pm. Participants on September 1 or September 3 will be invited to sit as a group at the Justice’s speech on Wednesday, September 9 at the MassMutual Center.

Please note: Justice Sotomayor will NOT be in attendance at the library book discussions.

Copies of her book in English, Spanish and as ebooks and audiobooks are available to be borrowed from the Springfield City Library. Thank you to the Springfield Public Forum for providing us with extra copies of the book to add to our collections: http://bit.ly/1cKBfAZ. Search under "My Beloved World" or "Mi Mundo Adorado."

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Contracts Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Terry jackson   413-731-7966   tjackson@clarendonees.org
   

Clarendon Early Education Services meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
Friday September 4, 2015 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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
 
food_carrot.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Go Fresh Springfield Farmer's Market Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

The Go Fresh Mobile Farmer’s Market brings affordable, fresh fruits and vegetables to local neighborhoods every week. They accept SNAP, Cash, Credit/Debit, WIC and Farmer’s Market coupons.

The Farmer's Market will be held outside the East Springfield Branch Library every Friday from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. until October 30.

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday September 5, 2015 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Caribbean American Cultural Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Vera O'Connor     veraocon@aol.com
   

Meeting. Not library sponsored.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday September 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag Labor Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

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

    Location: All Library Locations
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Tuesday September 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_vote.gif 7:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Polling Place: Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

The Forest Park Branch will be a polling place for the September 8 primary election. The branch will be open to the public for its usual hours.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
misc_vote.gif 7:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Polling Place: Library Express at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   
   

The Library Express at Pine Point will be a polling place for the September 8 primary election. The branch will be open to the public for its usual hours.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
misc_vote.gif 7:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Polling Place: Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

The Mason Square Branch will be a polling place for the September 8 primary election. The branch will be open to the public for its usual hours.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Bilingual Toddler Storytime at Forest Park / Hora de cuentos bilingües en la Biblioteca Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and playtime. Registration required IF you bring more than three children. Space is limited to 15 toddlers with an adult. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 12-36 months, siblings welcome.

Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. Requiere inscripción previa SOLO si lleva más de 3 niños. Plazas limitadas a 15 niños con un adulto. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. Para niños de 12 meses a 36 meses de edad, los hermanos son bienvenidos.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square
 
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 Mandela: My Prisoner, My Friend by Christo Brand.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM SRC Public Quarterly Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elaine McHugh   617-204-3665   elaine.mchugh@mrc.state.ma.us
   

State Rehabilitation Council quarterly business meeting. Principal Speaker: Alan Greene, SRC Chair. Not a library sponsored event.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Drop in between 3:30 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 7 and up.

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
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Wednesday September 9, 2015 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Hi!Tech: Continuing with Computers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   kmcguirl@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Our step 2 workshop builds on the first by reviewing basic aspects of computing including saving, printing, file organization, and more. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed. To sign up for the class, register online, call the branch, or visit us in person!  Led by Sarah and Kerry.

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Springfield
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM MOVA VOCA Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brittney Rizo   617-586-1363   brittney.rizo@massmail.state.ma.us
   

Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance VOCA training. Not a library event.

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

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
lib_book3 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM International Dot Day at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrate the publication of Peter Reynolds inspiring picture book. Join the after school celebration featuring a reading of The Dot, related art activities and games.

    Location: Brightwood
 
lib_book3 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM International Dot Day at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrate the publication of Peter Reynolds inspiring picture book. Join the after school celebration featuring a reading of The Dot, related art activities and games.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Minecraft for Educators Working Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join librarians, teachers, parents, and other interested adults in a monthly discussion on using the popular game Minecraft as a teaching tool. We will share tips and lesson plans on using Minecraft to teach STEM concepts, incorporating cooperative learning and social skills in a Minecraft club, and other ideas! Just like Minecraft, the possibilities are limited only by our imagination. Please register for this free program by calling the Indian Orchard branch at 413-263-6846 or filling out the form online. 

    Location: Indian Orchard
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Pajama Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

    Location: East Springfield
 
office_pencil 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Comic Book Writing Group for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Second Wednesday of every month, beginning September 9, 2015.

 

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Urban Youth Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Glen D. Turpin   413-310-3970   JustUsForSocialJustice@aol.com
   

Event to educate the public on crime prevention sponsored by Just-us for Social Justice. Not a library event.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
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
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Thursday September 10, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Manga and More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   chenriquez@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
elect_laptop.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM 'Community Check-Up' - Mason Square Health Task Force Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beatrice Dewberry   413-206-5513   bdewberry@springfieldy.org
   

Mason Square Helath Task Force quarterly meeting:  community organizations present the health happenings in Mason Square. 

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Friday September 11, 2015 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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
 
food_carrot.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Go Fresh Springfield Farmer's Market Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

The Go Fresh Mobile Farmer’s Market brings affordable, fresh fruits and vegetables to local neighborhoods every week. They accept SNAP, Cash, Credit/Debit, WIC and Farmer’s Market coupons.

The Farmer's Market will be held outside the East Springfield Branch Library every Friday from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. until October 30.

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday September 12, 2015 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday September 13, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_libgraphic 12:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Central Library Open on Sundays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Central Library
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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, preregistered literary artists (18+) will share a seven-minute reading of their writing from any genre of their choosing. The public (18+) is invited to come and 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.

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Monday September 14, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, a craft, and playtime. Registration required IF you bring more than three children. Space is limited to 15 children. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_party1 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Welcome Back Snacks and Videogames for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Check in with your friends and meet some new ones at our Welcome Back party for teens. Make some creative snacks and enjoy games using our Wii system - bring your own games to share if you like. For ages 11-18; call 413-263-6828 ext 425 for more information.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday September 15, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Bilingual Toddler Storytime at Forest Park / Hora de cuentos bilingües en la Biblioteca Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and playtime. Registration required IF you bring more than three children. Space is limited to 15 toddlers with an adult. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 12-36 months, siblings welcome.

Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. Requiere inscripción previa SOLO si lleva más de 3 niños. Plazas limitadas a 15 niños con un adulto. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. Para niños de 12 meses a 36 meses de edad, los hermanos son bienvenidos.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
office_dollarsign 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Introduction to Proposal Writing for Nonprofits Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Donna Goldthwaite   413-263-6828 ext 437   dgoldthwaite@springfieldlibrary.org
   

If you are new to proposal writing, you may be wondering: What are the key components of a proposal to a foundation or corporation? Who should sign a grant request? How should the proposal be packaged? Should you contact a funder if your proposal is turned down? Where can you find more information on proposal writing, including sample proposals? Introduction to Proposal Writing, an overview of the process for new proposal writers, will give you some answers! Led by librarian Donna Goldthwaite.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 21 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: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Drop in between 3:30 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 7 and up.

    Location: Forest Park
 
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 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_tshirt 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Tie-Dye! Make it, Take it Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Sharpie tie-dye lets you be as creative as you want without the mess. Bring your own prewashed 100% cotton t-shirt or use a cotton square provided by the library.  Multi-color sharpies will be provided.  This is a fun, creative activity!

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
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 Time and Again by Jack Finney. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
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Wednesday September 16, 2015 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Hi!Tech: Introduction to Web Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   kmcguirl@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Explore the web and consider standard web conventions to help you find and understand the information you need. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed. To sign up for the class, register online, call the branch, or visit us in person!  Led by Sarah and Kerry.

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Springfield
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Read Aloud Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maria DeAngelis   413-787-7016   deangelism@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Springfield School Volunteers training. Not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_handshake 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Dress for Success & Suit Up Springfield Presentation Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reggie Wilson   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Finding employment can be challenging, especially in today’s ever-evolving job market.  But don't worry, Dress for Success and Suit Up Springfield have got you covered. “How to Get Attention in Today’s Job Market” helps job seekers better align their skills, experience, and goals with employer expectations. This workshop offers insights on how to complete online applications, dress for your interview, and highlights strategies to stick out among fellow job candidates.  We’ll also share cutting-edge interviewing techniques and advice on how to handle the most common interview questions.

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

Looking for work in the Springfield area? Join us for our semi-annual Let's Get to Work Springfield job and career fair at the Central Library on Wednesday, September 16, from 1 - 5 pm! Bring your resume and talk with area employers about working for their company.  Invited agencies include:  AMR, Bank North, Command Security, Springfield Public Schools, TD Bank, The City of Springfield Human Resources Dept., Dept. of Elder Affairs, F. L. Roberts, Griffin Staffing Agency, Home Instead Senior Care, Launch, Performance Food Group, Porch Light Home Care, Reliable Temps, Sears, Sodexo, and United Personnel.

1:00-2:00 PM

Dress for Success & Suit Up Springfield Presentation (In the Community Room) - Members of Dress for Success (for women) and Suit Up Springfield (for men) agencies will do an informative session on proper attire in the workplace and what to expect during important job interviews.

2:00-4:00 PM

Resume Critique (In Wellman Hall)

Bring your resume and have it examined by our expert reference staff.  We’ll help you to create a great resume that is vital for finding a terrific job.

3:00-5:00 PM

Meet the Area's Best Employment and College Admissions Personnel (In the Rotunda)

Bring your resume and talk with area employers about working for their company.  Invited agencies are:  AMR, Command Security, Springfield Public Schools, TD Bank, The City of Springfield Human Resources Dept., Dept. of Elder Affairs, F. L. Roberts, Griffin Staffing Agency, Home Instead Senior Care, Porch Light Home Care, Reliable Temps, Sears, Sodexo, and United Personnel.

Come talk to representatives from major career planning and training agencies:  Dress for Success, Future Works, The Job Corps,

Meet with Area College Admission Counselors (In the Rotunda).

Come talk to representative from the major area colleges and universities.  Bay Path University, Holyoke Community College, Job Corps, Springfield College, and Springfield Technical Community College will attend.

 

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

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
elect_computer3 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Hi!Tech: Getting Started with Computers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6828   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This hands-on workshop reviews basic keyboarding and mousing, and other introductory parts of the computer to get you comfortably started, plus more. No experience necessary. To sign up for the class, register online, call the branch, or visit us in person!

Computer Classes    
    Location: Mason Square
   
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Read Aloud Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maria DeAngelis   413-787-7016   deangelism@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Springfield School Volunteers training. Not a library sponsored event.

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

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

    Location: East Springfield
 
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6853   
   

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

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

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

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday September 17, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
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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 Funding Information Network's comprehensive funding research tool.  This session provides an introduction to FIN'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.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_treasurechest 2:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Constitution Treasure Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrate Constitution Day! Join the treasure hunt and make a revolutionary craft.

Sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

    Location: Forest Park
 
rec_scissors&glue 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Design Your Own Memo Board Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Teens, here's a craft to help you stay organized just in time for the start of the new school year. Using cardboard, fabric, ribbons, buttons, and other craft supplies you can have fun creating your own memo board.  Bring your memo board home to proudly display or hang in your own room.  Come and enjoy customizing your own board, be as creative as you like. 

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM SSV Mentor Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maria DeAngelis   413-787-7016   deangelism@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Springfield School Volunteers mentor training. Principal speakers: Judy Kelly and Maria DeAngelis.

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

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
elect_laptop.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_handshake 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Meet the New Branch Supervisor Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop by our Mason Square Branch and meet Ted McCoy, the new branch library supervisor!  Share your thoughts about the library and community in an informal setting, and get involved with your neighborhood library. Light refreshments will be served.

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday September 18, 2015 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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
 
food_carrot.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Go Fresh Springfield Farmer's Market Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

The Go Fresh Mobile Farmer’s Market brings affordable, fresh fruits and vegetables to local neighborhoods every week. They accept SNAP, Cash, Credit/Debit, WIC and Farmer’s Market coupons.

The Farmer's Market will be held outside the East Springfield Branch Library every Friday from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. until October 30.

Mobile Farmer's Market    
    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Mentor Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maria DeAngelis   413-787-7016   deangelism@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Springfield School Volunteers Mentor Training. Not library sponsored.

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday September 19, 2015 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Gumdrop Building Challenge Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Have fun learning how to build structures with just toothpicks, gumdrops, and marshmallows. For ages 8 to 18. All supplies will be provided.

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
rec_scissors&glue 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Can We Nail It? Craft Challenges 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
   

Are you ever too scared to try something because you were afraid of failing? Don’t worry! We will be tackling impossible crafts that others have failed at. Even if we succeed we will have failed because we will have failed to fail! We will be using Pinterest Fails for inspiration. Supplies will be limited so come early! For tweens and teens ages 11+. 

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_bookpurple 12:30 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
   

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Writing Workshop Series: Finding Your Voice Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is the first of four fun writing workshops perfect for the novice or more experienced writer. In Finding Your Voice, you'll write free-form from visual prompts to find and enliven your unique voice as a writer. Led by Phyllis St. George. This series is partially funded by the Springfield Cultural Council.

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday September 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Improved Health and Behavior for Children Through Diet Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Romaniec   508-615-2521   mary.romaniec@taca.org
   

Sponsored by Talk About Curing Autusm (TACA). Principal speaker: Jennifer Giustra-Kozek, psythotherapist, author. 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Monday September 21, 2015 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Process not Product: Breaking Free From Traditional Crafts Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maeleah Carlisle   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tired of cutting out a million little pieces of paper for your storytime crafts? Looking for more open-ended projects to do with preschoolers? Wondering if there is life after paper bag puppets?  Join Children's Librarian Amy Greil for an exploration of process art and break free from "crafts."  You'll learn why process art is important for children's development, see lots of examples from Amy's own programs and get a chance to make some art of your own!  We'll be making art, please dress accordingly!
 
Amy Greil has been a Librarian since 1997, working in public and academic libraries in Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts.  She is currently the Children's Librarian at the Plainville Public Library, where she designs programs for babies through tweens.
 
 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, a craft, and playtime. Registration required IF you bring more than three children. Space is limited to 15 children. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Kids’ Picture Book Group at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   cferguson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

You’re never too old for a good picture book. Join us as we read a terrific picture book together, followed by a creative activity inspired by the story. No quizzes, no reports – just fun!

Ages 8-12; siblings welcome. Space is limited, and registration is recommended. Please call the children’s room at 413-263-6828 ext. 201.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday September 22, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Bilingual Toddler Storytime at Forest Park / Hora de cuentos bilingües en la Biblioteca Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and playtime. Registration required IF you bring more than three children. Space is limited to 15 toddlers with an adult. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 12-36 months, siblings welcome.

Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. Requiere inscripción previa SOLO si lleva más de 3 niños. Plazas limitadas a 15 niños con un adulto. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. Para niños de 12 meses a 36 meses de edad, los hermanos son bienvenidos.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
office_dollarsign 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Grant Proposal: an Explanation of Its Components Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Donna Goldthwaite   413-263-6828 ext 437   dgoldthwaite@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Review the elemental components of a grant proposal to understand their distinctions, purposes, and organization. The group will be guided through an overview of the components and in-depth look at one or two of the components to offer examples and specific suggestions for how best to craft them. The targeted components include the Abstract/Summary, Introduction, Organization Description, Statement of Need, Goals and Objectives, Project Activities and Outcomes, Evaluation, Dissemination, and Budget. Led by Deborah Koch, author of How to Say It: Grantwriting, Write Proposals that Grantwriters Want to Fund.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 20 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 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Drop in between 3:30 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 7 and up.

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday September 23, 2015 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Hi!Tech: Computers for Job Seekers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield    413-263-6840   kmcguirl@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Get help setting up an email account for online job applications and learn how to use the most popular private and government job search sites. Led by Sarah and Kerry.

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Springfield
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, 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 Storytime at Brightwood / Hora de cuentos bilingües en la Biblioteca Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 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
   

Springfield Food Policy Council monthly steering committee meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
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elect_computer3 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Hi!Tech: Continuing With Computers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6828   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Our step 2 workshop builds on the first by reviewing basic aspects of computing including saving, printing, file organization, and more. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed. To sign up for the class, register online, call the branch, or visit us in person!

Computer Classes    
    Location: Mason Square
   
 
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6853   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
lib_book3 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Book and Build at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Did you know that books are like video games?  Come hear a book (or a chapter) then work together to three-dimensionally recreate the scene.  Ages 8-12.

    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   
   

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

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday September 24, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
office_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_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 Funding Information Network's comprehensive funding research tool.  This session provides an introduction to FIN'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.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Homemade Puffy Paint Art Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Using simple household products like flour, salt, food coloring and water, children make beautiful art pictures.  Art is microwaved for 10-30 seconds to get puffed up results.  This is a huge hit for kids. Join us for this fun activity.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Mentor Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maria DeAngelis   413-787-7016   deangelism@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Springfield School Volunteers Mentor Training. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Urban Youth Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Glenn D Turpin   413-310-3970   JustUsForSocialJustice@aol.com
   

Event to educate the public on crime prevention sponsored by Just-us for Social Justice. Not a library event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_dance2 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Dance Salsa! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Dance teachers Dina DelBuono and David Bovat will present an introductory class in salsa dancing. Bring yourself, a comfortable pair of shoes, and get ready to have fun with invigorating and healthy dancing. Be prepared to move, and bring a friend, though partners will be provided if you do not have one. No prior dance experience is necessary. Recommended for ages 18+.

 

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 25 spaces available.
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Friday September 25, 2015 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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
 
food_carrot.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Go Fresh Springfield Farmer's Market Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

The Go Fresh Mobile Farmer’s Market brings affordable, fresh fruits and vegetables to local neighborhoods every week. They accept SNAP, Cash, Credit/Debit, WIC and Farmer’s Market coupons.

The Farmer's Market will be held outside the East Springfield Branch Library every Friday from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. until October 30.

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday September 26, 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 September is The Ruby Key by Holly Lisle. 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 Ruby Key: In a world where an uneasy peace binds Humans and Nightlings, fourteen-year-old Genna and her twelve-year-old brother Dan learn of their uncle's plot to gain immortality in exchange for human lives. The two strike their own bargain with the Nightling lord, which sets them on a dangerous journey in search of a key.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Pastel Painting: Scarlet Poppies and Realism Made Easy Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

With Georgia O’Keeffe’s scarlet poppies as a guide, participants in this expressive and fun workshop will easily learn painting techniques used to recreate the style. All materials are being supplied by artist and teacher Greg Maichack.

Arts & Crafts    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Writing Workshop Series: Super Sentences Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Strengthen your grasp on basic sentence structure, form, and grammar. Review standard syntax, and enjoy building a better writing style and vocabulary. Led by Phyllis St. George. This series is partially funded by the Springfield Cultural Council.

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday September 28, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, a craft, and playtime. Registration required IF you bring more than three children. Space is limited to 15 children. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_computer3 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Computer Clinic, Focus on Email Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Create a new email account, or learn how to better manage your existing one. Beginner and experienced computer users are welcomed. Led by Linda.

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_scissors 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen MakerLab at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
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lib_teddybear_reading 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Kids’ Picture Book Group at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   cferguson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

You’re never too old for a good picture book. Join us as we read a terrific picture book together, followed by a creative activity inspired by the story. No quizzes, no reports – just fun!

Ages 8-12; siblings welcome. Space is limited, and registration is recommended. Please call the children’s room at 413-263-6828 ext. 201.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday September 29, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Bilingual Toddler Storytime at Forest Park / Hora de cuentos bilingües en la Biblioteca Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and playtime. Registration required IF you bring more than three children. Space is limited to 15 toddlers with an adult. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 12-36 months, siblings welcome.

Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. Requiere inscripción previa SOLO si lleva más de 3 niños. Plazas limitadas a 15 niños con un adulto. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. Para niños de 12 meses a 36 meses de edad, los hermanos son bienvenidos.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:00 PM  -  5:30 PM 3D Printer Exploration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Get to know the Cube 3D printer, the library’s latest piece of technology. The Cube prints three-dimensional objects using compostable plastic. Come by and watch as the printer creates a chess piece and learn more about 3D prototyping in this drop-in demo.

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Drop in between 3:30 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 7 and up.

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday September 30, 2015 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Hi!Tech: Introduction to Excel Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   kmcguirl@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Excel can help manage household and small business budgets and create address books, membership lists, and much more. This class covers the basics of spreadsheets, formulas, and data entry. Basic computer knowledge including basic mouse and keyboarding skills are assumed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Matthew.

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Springfield
        There is 1 space available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

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

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
elect_computer3 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Hi!Tech: Introduction to the Web Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6828   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Explore the web and consider standard web conventions to help you find and understand the information you need. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed. To sign up for the class, register online, call the branch, or visit us in person!

Computer Classes    
    Location: Mason Square
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM 3D Printer Exploration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Designing in 3D with Tinkercad

Learn how to build and print your own 3D creations in this interactive workshop! Tinkercad is an easy-to-use, browser-based CAD (Computer-aided design) program that lets you turn ideas into a 3D printable file. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to have their creations printed. Please preregister for this free class by calling the branch at 413-263-6805 or filling out the form provided online.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
        There are 6 spaces available.
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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM MassDEP Listening Session for EO562 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Catherine V. Skiba   413-755-2119   Catherine.Skiba@state.ma.us
   

MassDEP listening session for the Governor's Executive Order EO562. Principal speaker: Commissioner Martin Suuberg. Not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6853   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
lib_book3 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Book and Build at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Did you know that books are like video games?  Come hear a book (or a chapter) then work together to three-dimensionally recreate the scene.  Ages 8-12.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
lib_book3 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM East Forest Park Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Grodofsky   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert.
  
The East Forest Park Book Discussion Group meets every month from 5:30 - 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
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Pajama Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday October 1, 2015 -  Friday October 30, 2015 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 Brightwood Gallery: Miriam Mateo and Juan Rodriguez Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

The Brightwood Gallery will display throughout October the paintings of Miriam Mateo and Juan Rodriguez. Miriam is a dedicated amateur who works with acrylic and oils. Juan is an art teacher for the Springfield Public Schools.

Arts & Photography Exhibits    
    Location: Brightwood
Thursday October 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luis Manzi   413-747-0090, x201   lmanzi@newnorthcc.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM 3D Printer Exploration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Get to know the Cube 3D printer, the library’s latest piece of technology. The Cube prints three-dimensional objects using compostable plastic. Come by and watch as the printer creates a chess piece and learn more about 3D prototyping in this drop-in demo.

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

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
Friday October 2, 2015 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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
 
food_carrot.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Go Fresh Springfield Farmer's Market Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

The Go Fresh Mobile Farmer’s Market brings affordable, fresh fruits and vegetables to local neighborhoods every week. They accept SNAP, Cash, Credit/Debit, WIC and Farmer’s Market coupons.

The Farmer's Market will be held outside the East Springfield Branch Library every Friday from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. until October 30.

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday October 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM SIHR Chapter Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ed Norris   781-466-2973   norris.ed@comcast.net
   

Historical information meeting sponsored by the Society for International Hockey Research. Not a library event.

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_walking-hiker 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Walking Tour of Indian Orchard's Heritage Sites Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Downtown Indian Orchard is rich in history! Explore some of the well-known historical and architectural landmarks in and around Main Street in this guided walking tour. Local historian and author Gerry O’Brien will lead this fascinating walk highlighting local landmarks and buildings. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes. Rain date is Sunday, October 4th starting at 1 p.m.

    Location: Indian Orchard
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Writing Workshop Series: Editing Your Own Writing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

In this interactive and dynamic workshop, participants will review the writing of one another and offer helpful and sensitive feedback aimed at increasing awareness of  effective grammar, vocabulary, and style. Led by Phyllis St. George. This series is partially funded by the Springfield Cultural Council.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday October 5, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, a craft, and playtime. Registration required IF you bring more than three children. Space is limited to 15 children. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
office_meeting1 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Beauties to Behold Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Beauties to Behold is a holistic leadership development program for girls 7th-9th grade. Since 2011, its mission has been to help turn inner city girls into world class leaders. The philosophy underlying Beauties is this: by raising the standards, awareness and perception of our young girls, we can have a positive impact and social change not just for them but for our community. By changing the way girls define and understand beauty we will liberate them to be comfortable in their own skin. This workshop series will utilize teens' own creative talents and skills such as music, poetry and art to instill an understanding of self, soft skills and etiquette. The series runs for six weeks; call 413-263-6828 ext 425 for more information or to sign up, or sign up online.

Signing up for the October 5 class will sign you up for all subsequent classes.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
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lib_teddybear_reading 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Kids’ Picture Book Group at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   cferguson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

You’re never too old for a good picture book. Join us as we read a terrific picture book together, followed by a creative activity inspired by the story. No quizzes, no reports – just fun!

Ages 8-12; siblings welcome. Space is limited, and registration is recommended. Please call the children’s room at 413-263-6828 ext. 201.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday October 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_computer3 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Hi!Tech: Continuing with Computers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Anime Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This club provides a great opportunity for anime fans to share their enthusiasm and joy about the world of Anime.  The group will meet the first Tuesday of the month to talk about their favorite manga, draw and enjoy other fun activities.  Light refreshments are served. This club is for Teens and Tweens.

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Drop in between 3:30 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 7 and up.

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday October 7, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, 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 Storytime at Brightwood / Hora de cuentos bilingües en la Biblioteca Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6853   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
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elect_laptop.GIF 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Minecraft for Educators Working Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join librarians, teachers, parents, and other interested adults in a monthly discussion on using the popular game Minecraft as a teaching tool. We will share tips and lesson plans on using Minecraft to teach STEM concepts, incorporating cooperative learning and social skills in a Minecraft club, and other ideas! Just like Minecraft, the possibilities are limited only by our imagination. Please register for this free program by calling the Indian Orchard branch at 413-263-6846 or filling out the form online. 

    Location: Indian Orchard
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
lib_book3 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Book and Build at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Did you know that books are like video games?  Come hear a book (or a chapter) then work together to three-dimensionally recreate the scene.  Ages 8-12.

    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   
   

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

    Location: East Springfield
 
nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Coloring for Grownups -- It's Not Just a Kid Thing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you remember how much fun coloring was as a child?  Now adults are rediscovering this creative activity, finding it relaxing and a great stress reliever.  Become part of this popular trend as we color as a group, listen to soothing music, eat snacks and chat.  Join us at the East Forest Park Branch as we gather to express our colors and ourselves.  Art supplies, music and refreshments will be provided.

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 16 spaces available.
Thursday October 8, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
elect_computer3 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Hi!Tech: Introduction to the Web Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Manga and More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   chenriquez@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
elect_laptop.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
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
 
rec_paintpalette 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Brightwood Gallery: Reception for the Artists Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Haydee Hodis   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Throughout the month of October the Brightwood Branch Library Gallery, 359 Plainfield Street, will feature paintings by Miriam Mateo and Juan Rodriguez. Miriam is a dedicated amateur who works with acrylic and oils. Juan is an art teacher for the Springfield Public Schools.

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month there will be an Opening Reception on Tuesday, October 8 at 6:30 p.m.  Stop by, meet the artists and talk to them about their work at this free event open to all.  As a special bonus, one artwork will be raffled off to those in attendance. The free raffle and refreshments are provided through the generosity of the Friends of the Springfield Library. 

Arts & Photography Exhibits    
    Location: Brightwood
Friday October 9, 2015 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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
 
food_carrot.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Go Fresh Springfield Farmer's Market Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

The Go Fresh Mobile Farmer’s Market brings affordable, fresh fruits and vegetables to local neighborhoods every week. They accept SNAP, Cash, Credit/Debit, WIC and Farmer’s Market coupons.

The Farmer's Market will be held outside the East Springfield Branch Library every Friday from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. until October 30.

Mobile Farmer's Market    
    Location: East Springfield
 
office_money_bills_coins 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Protect Yourself from Elder Fraud Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Financial abuse and scams against the elderly are on the rise, but you can protect yourself.  Milagros Johnson, Director of The Mayor's Office of Consumer Information, will review common financial tricks and scams that target the elderly, and point you towards resources that can help you avoid or report abuse.

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit-Alongs at East Forest Park Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday October 10, 2015 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Can We Nail It? Craft Challenges 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
   

Are you ever too scared to try something because you were afraid of failing? Don’t worry! We will be tackling impossible crafts that others have failed at. Even if we succeed we will have failed because we will have failed to fail! We will be using Pinterest Fails for inspiration. Supplies will be limited so come early! For tweens and teens ages 11+. 

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Writing Workshop Series: Reading to Find Your Own Voice Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The best writers are also readers! Bring in a few pages of a favorite book, story or essay and, using the Amherst Writers Method as a model, write an imitation with your own characters. Feedback on the writing will focus on what is enjoyable and strong. Led by Phyllis St. George. This series is partially funded by the Springfield Cultural Council.

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Minecraft at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Mason Square Library, where we mine and craft in our realm. Space limited to 8 participants, and registration is required. For more information, contact Ted McCoy at emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org or 413-263-6853.

    Location: Mason Square
        There are 8 spaces available.
Monday October 12, 2015 Go To Top
trans_mayflower Columbus Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

 

    Location: All Library Locations
Tuesday October 13, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, and a craft. Registration required IF you bring more than three children. Space is limited to 15. Ages 18-36 months, siblings welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Drop in between 3:30 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 7 and up.

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Make Your Mark: Carve a Rubber Stamp Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come and learn the art of stamp carving; use a template or design your own! You’ll be able to take the stamp you make home! Preregistration is encouraged; sign up online or call 413-263-6858.  Limited to 8 participants.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
ent_microphone1 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Author Talk: Suzanne Strempek Shea Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a talk and book signing with gifted local author Suzanne Strempek Shea.  Suzanne will give fans of her splendid novels the latest news about her numerous writing projects and will also sign copies of her books that will be available to purchase, including her latest novel,  Making a Wish but not for Money.

Don’t miss this special afternoon with Suzanne Strempek Shea  

Author Talks    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
        There are 48 spaces available.
Wednesday October 14, 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 Preschool Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

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

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
lib_book3 4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
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z_cust_mphplchildsrp 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6853   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
lib_book3 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Book and Build at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Did you know that books are like video games?  Come hear a book (or a chapter) then work together to three-dimensionally recreate the scene.  Ages 8-12.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_ballet_box.gif 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Candidates Forum Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Canosa-Albano   413-263-6828 ext 291   jcanosa@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Learn about the candidates for Springfield Mayor and City Council at this moderated forum.  You can also register to vote and check your polling place. Springfield City Library’s Civic and Community Engagement Team is partnering with the Springfield Elections Office to sponsor this event.

 

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

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

    Location: East Springfield
 
office_pencil 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Comic Book Writing Group for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Second Wednesday of every month.

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

Monthly all-ages craft night. Come have fun!

    Location: East Springfield
 
holiday_ghost 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Boo! Presentations about the Paranormal Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

GHOSTOLOGY 101, A GENERAL STUDY OF THE PARANORMAL: This is the first in a series of programs designed to both entertain and educate the general public about the world of the paranormal. We'll explore the basics of paranormal investigations, EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena), spirit photography and video, as well as “ghost hunting” skills and more. This program serves as basic training for any investigators on the Agawam Paranormal team. Good for teens and adults, it is the perfect choice just in time for Halloween.

    Location: Indian Orchard
        There are 12 spaces available.
Thursday October 15, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Practice word processing in this hands-on workshop. Learn standard aspects of formatting and style including bold, italics, spacing, and more. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Chris.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
rec_scissors&glue 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Super Cool School Locker Magnets Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

How cool would it be to design your own school locker magnet?  Come and enjoy putting your own personal touches on a magnet you'll be proud to display in your school locker.  This activity is for teens and tweens.  All materials provided.

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

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
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elect_laptop.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
nat_leaf_fall 4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Fall Family Celebration at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The Mason Square Branch will host an outdoor autumnal-themed family activity day in the Reading Garden.  Activities will include:

Meet some farm animals from the Forest Park Zoo!

Doughnut on a string contest

Beanbag toss

Corn cob print-making

And storytime in the garden at dusk

 

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday October 16, 2015 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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
 
food_carrot.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Go Fresh Springfield Farmer's Market Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

The Go Fresh Mobile Farmer’s Market brings affordable, fresh fruits and vegetables to local neighborhoods every week. They accept SNAP, Cash, Credit/Debit, WIC and Farmer’s Market coupons.

The Farmer's Market will be held outside the East Springfield Branch Library every Friday from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. until October 30.

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

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday October 17, 2015 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Caribbean American Cultural Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Vera O'Connor     veraocon@aol.com
   

Meeting. Not library sponsored.

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

Add style and pizzazz to your presentations with this powerful and popular program. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Matthew.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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Sunday October 18, 2015 Go To Top
ent_microphone1 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM 7 Minutes: Literary Arts Spotlight Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

In this literary showcase of local and regional writers, preregistered literary artists (18+) will share a seven-minute reading of their writing from any genre of their choosing. The public (18+) is invited to come and 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.

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Monday October 19, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, a craft, and playtime. Registration required IF you bring more than three children. Space is limited to 15 children. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  3:00 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
 
lib_book01 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Journal Decorating for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop by the Teen Room, pick up a journal to decorate and personalize. We will supply all the art supplies. Supplies are limited so come early. For tweens and teens ages 11 and up. Please call the branch for more information.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
office_meeting1 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Beauties to Behold Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Beauties to Behold is a holistic leadership development program for girls 7th-9th grade. Since 2011, its mission has been to help turn inner city girls into world class leaders. The philosophy underlying Beauties is this: by raising the standards, awareness and perception of our young girls, we can have a positive impact and social change not just for them but for our community. By changing the way girls define and understand beauty we will liberate them to be comfortable in their own skin. This workshop series will utilize teens' own creative talents and skills such as music, poetry and art to instill an understanding of self, soft skills and etiquette. The series runs for six weeks; call 413-263-6828 ext 425 for more information or to sign up, or sign up online.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Kids’ Picture Book Group at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   cferguson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

You’re never too old for a good picture book. Join us as we read a terrific picture book together, followed by a creative activity inspired by the story. No quizzes, no reports – just fun!

Ages 8-12; siblings welcome. Space is limited, and registration is recommended. Please call the children’s room at 413-263-6828 ext. 201.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday October 20, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, and a craft. Registration required IF you bring more than three children. Space is limited to 15. Ages 18-36 months, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_book01 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Journal Decorating for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop by the Teen Room, pick up a journal to decorate and personalize. We will supply all the art supplies. Supplies are limited so come early. For tweens and teens ages 11 and up. Please call the branch for more information.

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Drop in between 3:30 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 7 and up.

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
office_lightbulb 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Entrepreneurial Dreams: From Wondering to Knowing if You Should Start a Business in 21 Days Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Indian Orchard Branch Library for a workshop on starting a small business with Angela Lussier. Many business books tell you how to start a business, but they don’t focus on answering the most important question of all: Should I start a business? The thought of business ownership is a promising one if you’re dealing with a boss who makes you want to scream, a job that is less than exciting, or a career path that doesn’t look promising. The idea of “doing what you love” is enticing as the tools to start—and build—a business are more accessible than ever. However, what does it actually mean to do what you love? What is a day in the life of a business owner really like, and what does it take to build a profitable business, not just tinker with your favorite hobby and make an occasional sale? In this workshop, you will complete two self-assessments to get you moving from wondering to knowing. This talk is an introduction to Angela’s new book, Who’s With Us? From Wondering to Knowing if You Should Start a Business in 21 Days. Rather than ponder this path for a lifetime, attend this workshop and go from “Would it work?” to “I know what I’m going to do next.”

Angela Lussier is an award-winning speaker, business coach, and CEO of Angela Lussier Enterprises. She is the creator of the Do+Make Business District, an online school and community for business owners. Angela is the author of The Anti-Resume Revolution and Do+Make, The Handbook for Starting Your Very Own Business. Her advice has been featured on ABC, NBC, Yahoo!, About.com, The Ladders, Entrepreneur.com, and CBS Money. She is a recipient of the 40 Under Forty award from Business West and mentors startups through Valley Venture Mentors in Springfield. 

 

    Location: Indian Orchard
        There are 24 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, and a craft. No registration required. Adult must accompany children 7 and under. Ages 3-9, siblings (and stuffed animals!) welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
holiday_ghost 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Boo! Presentations about the Paranormal Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

GHOSTOLOGY 101, A GENERAL STUDY OF THE PARANORMAL: This is the first in a series of programs designed to both entertain and educate the general public about the world of the paranormal. We'll explore the basics of paranormal investigations, EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena), spirit photography and video, as well as “ghost hunting” skills and more. This program serves as basic training for any investigators on the Agawam Paranormal team. Good for teens and adults, it is the perfect choice just in time for Halloween.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
        There are 25 spaces available.
Wednesday October 21, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, 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_book01 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Journal Decorating for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop by the Teen Room, pick up a journal to decorate and personalize. We will supply all the art supplies. Supplies are limited so come early. For tweens and teens ages 11 and up. Please call the branch for more information.

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

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 3:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Minions at the Library! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   MAust-Anastasi@SpringfieldLibrary.org
   

Join Kevin, Stuart and Bob at the Indian Orchard Library for a Minion Party! Crafts, games and Minion Snacks! Come dressed as your favorite minion. Preregistration. strongly encouraged. For children 7+.

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

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

    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_book3 4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6853   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
lib_book3 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Book and Build at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Did you know that books are like video games?  Come hear a book (or a chapter) then work together to three-dimensionally recreate the scene.  Ages 8-12.

    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   
   

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

    Location: East Springfield
 
holiday_ghost 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Boo! Presentations about the Paranormal Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Ghostology 201, the Darker Side Revealed: This, the second in the Boo! series, discusses Demons, Angels, Necromancy, Exorcism, Possession, and other darker aspects of the paranormal.  The Agawam Paranormal Team tries to remove fact from fiction to see how it all ties together. As time allows, we’ll have hands-on practice with some of the tools used on haunting investigations. This segment is designed for an adult audience and may not be suitable for children.

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 12 spaces available.
Thursday October 22, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Discover what Google cannot find for you, and learn special searching techniques to maximize your results. Practice completing online forms, and more. Completion of Introduction to the Web is recommended, and skill with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Donna.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
lib_book01 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Journal Decorating for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop by the Teen Room, pick up a journal to decorate and personalize. We will supply all the art supplies. Supplies are limited so come early. For tweens and teens ages 11 and up. Please call the branch for more information.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_laptop.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
Friday October 23, 2015 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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
 
food_carrot.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Go Fresh Springfield Farmer's Market Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

The Go Fresh Mobile Farmer’s Market brings affordable, fresh fruits and vegetables to local neighborhoods every week. They accept SNAP, Cash, Credit/Debit, WIC and Farmer’s Market coupons.

The Farmer's Market will be held outside the East Springfield Branch Library every Friday from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. until October 30.

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

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
lib_book01 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Journal Decorating for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop by the Teen Room, pick up a journal to decorate and personalize. We will supply all the art supplies. Supplies are limited so come early. For tweens and teens ages 11 and up. Please call the branch for more information.

    Location: Indian Orchard
Saturday October 24, 2015 Go To Top
ent_manga_girl.GIF 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Chibiconn 2015 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Springfield City Library’s celebration of Anime and Comics culture is back and better than ever! This year we will continue to offer the best in animated entertainment Saturday will feature some of your favorites in animation in our film festival, and special guest surprises! Sunday will include our famous art and costume contests, and many other surprises and special events! Snacks will be provided both days, and best of all -- its completely free!

 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
anim_dog1 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Reading with Ralph the Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you know a beginning reader or reader needing practice? Sign up for a ten-minute time slot to read to a chocolate Labrador, Ralph the Reading Therapy Dog!  Ralph is a sweet natured dog specially trained to listen and loves a good book!

Please call the branch or stop by to sign up?

    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 laptops or use one of the library's six computers to build, play, and create. For ages 10 and up. 

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Urban Youth Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Glenn D Turpin   413-310-3970   JustUsForSocialJustice@aol.com
   

Event to educate the public on crime prevention sponsored by Just-us for Social Justice. Not a library event.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Minecraft at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Mason Square Library, where we mine and craft in our realm. Space limited to 8 participants, and registration is required. For more information, contact Ted McCoy at emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org or 413-263-6853.

    Location: Mason Square
        There are 8 spaces available.
Sunday October 25, 2015 Go To Top
ent_manga_girl.GIF 12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chibiconn 2015 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Springfield City Library’s celebration of Anime and Comics culture is back and better than ever! This year we will continue to offer the best in animated entertainment Saturday will feature some of your favorites in animation in our film festival, and special guest surprises! Sunday will include our famous art and costume contests, and many other surprises and special events! Snacks will be provided both days, and best of all -- its completely free!

 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
ent_microphone2 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Inspirations: a Public Reading of Recent Writings Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Springfield has talent!  Writers from the library's 2015 writing groups and others from Writers Spring Forth will share brief reading samples from their recent poems and prose. Enjoy their inspired creations in this public reading suitable for all ages. Hosted by writing coach Phyllis St. George. This program is partially funded by the Springfield Cultural Council.

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: Central Library Rotunda
Monday October 26, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, a craft, and playtime. Registration required IF you bring more than three children. Space is limited to 15 children. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_computer3 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM HiTech@ East Forest Park: Focus on Resumes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you need help creating a resume?  Attend this computer clinic and learn to use computer software and databases to create a resume. Also learn how to submit your resume online with an online job application.

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 4 spaces available.
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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
 
misc_scissors 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen MakerLab at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
office_meeting1 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Beauties to Behold Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Beauties to Behold is a holistic leadership development program for girls 7th-9th grade. Since 2011, its mission has been to help turn inner city girls into world class leaders. The philosophy underlying Beauties is this: by raising the standards, awareness and perception of our young girls, we can have a positive impact and social change not just for them but for our community. By changing the way girls define and understand beauty we will liberate them to be comfortable in their own skin. This workshop series will utilize teens' own creative talents and skills such as music, poetry and art to instill an understanding of self, soft skills and etiquette. The series runs for six weeks; call 413-263-6828 ext 425 for more information or to sign up, or sign up online.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Kids’ Picture Book Group at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   cferguson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

You’re never too old for a good picture book. Join us as we read a terrific picture book together, followed by a creative activity inspired by the story. No quizzes, no reports – just fun!

Ages 8-12; siblings welcome. Space is limited, and registration is recommended. Please call the children’s room at 413-263-6828 ext. 201.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday October 27, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, and a craft. Registration required IF you bring more than three children. Space is limited to 15. Ages 18-36 months, siblings welcome.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Drop in between 3:30 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 7 and up.

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday October 28, 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 Preschool Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

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

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 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
   

Springfield Food Policy Council monthly steering committee meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
anim_cat 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Visit with Toto the Tornado Kitty Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

By popular demand, Toto the Tornado Kitty will be visiting the East Forest Park Branch Library with his caretaker, EMT Jonathan Hall. Come admire and meet one of the coolest cats and hear Jonathan read and tell the story about Toto's remarkable rescue after the tornado in June 2011. Jonathan will read from his books Toto the Tornado Kitten and Oh Toto! Where did you go?  Both books will be for sale. This is a family orientated program. All ages welcome.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
lib_book3 4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6853   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
lib_book3 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Book and Build at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Did you know that books are like video games?  Come hear a book (or a chapter) then work together to three-dimensionally recreate the scene.  Ages 8-12.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
lib_book3 5:30 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 All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.
  
The East Forest Park Book Discussion Group meets every month from 5:30 - 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
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Pajama Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

    Location: East Springfield
 
holiday_ghost 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Fright Night Storytelling 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
   

Did you always want to sit around a campfire telling scary stories? Join other teens and tweens for a storytelling circle game in which everyone is invited to participate. Though the library can't provide a campfire, delicious S'Mores will be served.

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
holiday_ghost 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Haunted New England Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

There’s nothing quite like a New England ghost story. From Peter Rugg’s ghostly carriage ride to the haunting of the Sterling Opera House there is a wealth of  spooky tales that are told all over the Northeast. Come hear the cases of some of New England’s most famous hauntings, and decide for yourself if you ought to be sleeping with the lights on. Local author Christine Black will be on-hand to discuss her book Whispers from the Beyond. This program, good for teens, tweens, and adults, is led by Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe, Library Associate.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 30 spaces available.
Thursday October 29, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
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elect_computer3 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Hi!Tech: Introduction to Social Media Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Enjoy an introduction to the leading social media websites including Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Completion of Introduction to the Web is recommended, and skill with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Anna.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
rec_scissors&glue 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Create a Sugar Skull for Dia de los Muertos Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Honor the ones that have gone before by turning a skull made of craft foam into a fabulous Sugar Skull for the Day of the Dead holiday. Each skull will be uniquely decorated using paint, beads, seqins and other craft materials. For tweens and teens ages 11 and up. For more information, call the branch at 413-263-6805.

 

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
holiday_ghost 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Boo! Presentations about the Paranormal Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   dgallagher@springfieldlibrary.org
   

GHOSTOLOGY 301, LOCAL LORE: The team from Agawam Paranormal will review local haunts the likes of which could be West Springfield's Backyard Bar & Grill, Southwick's Town Hall and Library, and the Tap Room Bar & Grill in Wilbraham, or others. Good for teens and adults, be sure to stop-by for a spooky good time.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 20 spaces available.
Friday October 30, 2015 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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
 
food_carrot.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Go Fresh Springfield Farmer's Market Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

The Go Fresh Mobile Farmer’s Market brings affordable, fresh fruits and vegetables to local neighborhoods every week. They accept SNAP, Cash, Credit/Debit, WIC and Farmer’s Market coupons.

The Farmer's Market will be held outside the East Springfield Branch Library every Friday from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. until October 30.

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

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday October 31, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Create a Sugar Skull for Dia de los Muertos Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Honor the ones that have gone before by turning a skull made of craft foam into a fabulous Sugar Skull for the Day of the Dead holiday. Each skull will be uniquely decorated using paint, beads, seqins and other craft materials. Open to tweens and teens 11 years old and older. Supplies are limited so come early. For more information please call the branch at 413-263-6846.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
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 October is The Princess Bride by William Goldman. 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 Princess Bride: This classic fairy tale romance tells the tale of a drunken swordsman, a gentle giant, a man seeking revenge, and a princess in dire need of a rescue.

    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 laptops or use one of the library's six computers to build, play, and create. For ages 10 and up. 

    Location: Indian Orchard
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Caribbean American Cultural Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Vera O'Connor     veraocon@aol.com
   

Meeting. Not library sponsored.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday November 2, 2015 -  Sunday November 29, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading StoryWalk at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

A StoryWalk is a short walk with stops to read the framed pages of a book.  In celebration of Family Literacy Month, the Springfield City Library presents The Mitten, adapted by Jan Brett.

In this story, Nicki begs for a pair of mittens as white as the snow.  Although his Grandmother is afraid that white mittens will be lost in the snow, Nicki is certain he won't lose them.  Nicki and Grandma are both right, but what happens while Nicki is outside will surprise and delight you!

Return to the Children's Room desk after completing the StoryWalk to pick up an activity to go with the story.

During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

    Location: Central Library Children's Room
Monday November 2, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, a craft, and playtime. Registration required IF you bring more than three children. Space is limited to 15 children. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
office_meeting1 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Beauties to Behold Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Beauties to Behold is a holistic leadership development program for girls 7th-9th grade. Since 2011, its mission has been to help turn inner city girls into world class leaders. The philosophy underlying Beauties is this: by raising the standards, awareness and perception of our young girls, we can have a positive impact and social change not just for them but for our community. By changing the way girls define and understand beauty we will liberate them to be comfortable in their own skin. This workshop series will utilize teens' own creative talents and skills such as music, poetry and art to instill an understanding of self, soft skills and etiquette. The series runs for six weeks; call 413-263-6828 ext 425 for more information or to sign up, or sign up online.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Kids’ Picture Book Group at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   cferguson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

You’re never too old for a good picture book. Join us as we read a terrific picture book together, followed by a creative activity inspired by the story. No quizzes, no reports – just fun!

Ages 8-12; siblings welcome. Space is limited, and registration is recommended. Please call the children’s room at 413-263-6828 ext. 201.

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

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday November 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_vote.gif 7:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Polling Place: Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

The Forest Park Branch will be a polling place for the November 3 general election. The branch will be open to the public for its usual hours.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
misc_vote.gif 7:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Polling Place: Library Express at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   
   

The Library Express at Pine Point will be a polling place for the November 3 general election. The branch will be open to the public for its usual hours.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
misc_vote.gif 7:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Polling Place: Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6855   
   

The Mason Square Branch will be a polling place for the November 3 general election. The branch will be open to the public for its usual hours.

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

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, and a craft. Registration required IF you bring more than three children. Space is limited to 15. Ages 18-36 months, siblings welcome.

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

This club provides a great opportunity for anime fans to share their enthusiasm and joy about the world of Anime.  The group will meet the first Tuesday of the month to talk about their favorite manga, draw and enjoy other fun activities.  Light refreshments are served. This club is for Teens and Tweens.

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Drop in between 3:30 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 7 and up.

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday November 4, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, 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 Storytime at Brightwood / Hora de cuentos bilingües en la Biblioteca Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
lib_book3 4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6853   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Minecraft for Educators Working Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join librarians, teachers, parents, and other interested adults in a monthly discussion on using the popular game Minecraft as a teaching tool. We will share tips and lesson plans on using Minecraft to teach STEM concepts, incorporating cooperative learning and social skills in a Minecraft club, and other ideas! Just like Minecraft, the possibilities are limited only by our imagination. Please register for this free program by calling the Indian Orchard branch at 413-263-6846 or filling out the form online. 

    Location: Indian Orchard
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
lib_book3 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Book and Build at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Did you know that books are like video games?  Come hear a book (or a chapter) then work together to three-dimensionally recreate the scene.  Ages 8-12.

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

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

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

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

    Location: East Springfield
 
office_pencil 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Comic Book Writing Group for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Note change in date due to to holiday.

 

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 15 spaces available.
Thursday November 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luis Manzi   413-747-0090, x201   lmanzi@newnorthcc.org
   

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Battle 2 the Beat Committee Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stephannie Kirby   413-386-0377   
   

Committee meeting for community fundraiser. Not library sponsored.

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

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

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
Friday November 6, 2015 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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 Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    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
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Saturday November 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM DIY Tech Tools for Museums and Historic Sites Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maggie Humberston   413-314-6411   mhumberston@springfieldmuseums.org
   

Pioneer Valley History Network Tech Workshop. Principal speaker: Hollington Lee. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM DIY Tech Tools for Museums and Historic Sites Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maggie Humberston   413-263-6800   MHumberston@springfieldmuseums.org
   

Not library sponsored.

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Minecraft at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Mason Square Library, where we mine and craft in our realm. Space limited to 8 participants, and registration is required. For more information, contact Ted McCoy at emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org or 413-263-6853.

    Location: Mason Square
        There are 8 spaces available.
Monday November 9, 2015 -  Saturday November 21, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_turkey Thanksgiving Cards for Meals on Wheels Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Enjoy a special family activity while reaching out to your neighbors. Youth and their families are welcome to drop in at any library location to make greeting cards for a local organization. The library provides all the materials and will hand deliver your homemade creation in time for the holiday.

 

    Location: All Library Locations
Monday November 9, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, a craft, and playtime. Registration required IF you bring more than three children. Space is limited to 15 children. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
office_meeting1 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Beauties to Behold Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Beauties to Behold is a holistic leadership development program for girls 7th-9th grade. Since 2011, its mission has been to help turn inner city girls into world class leaders. The philosophy underlying Beauties is this: by raising the standards, awareness and perception of our young girls, we can have a positive impact and social change not just for them but for our community. By changing the way girls define and understand beauty we will liberate them to be comfortable in their own skin. This workshop series will utilize teens' own creative talents and skills such as music, poetry and art to instill an understanding of self, soft skills and etiquette. The series runs for six weeks; call 413-263-6828 ext 425 for more information or to sign up, or sign up online.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Kids’ Picture Book Group at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   cferguson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

You’re never too old for a good picture book. Join us as we read a terrific picture book together, followed by a creative activity inspired by the story. No quizzes, no reports – just fun!

Ages 8-12; siblings welcome. Space is limited, and registration is recommended. Please call the children’s room at 413-263-6828 ext. 201.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Urban Youth Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Glen D. Turpin   413-310-3970   JustUsForSocialJustice@aol.com
   

Event to educate the public on crime prevention sponsored by Just-us for Social Justice. Not a library event.

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

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, and a craft. Registration required IF you bring more than three children. Space is limited to 15. Ages 18-36 months, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
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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 All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Drop in between 3:30 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 7 and up.

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_paintbucket 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Henna Tattoo! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Choose from over 20 beautiful tattoo patterns!  A tradition in many ancient cultures and most associated with India today, henna creates a beautiful dark orange to maroon design that is temporary and completely safe when painted on the skin.   Preregistration is required; sign up online or call 413-263-6858.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
Wednesday November 11, 2015 Go To Top
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