Link to Springfield City Library Home Page
Springfield City Library

Springfield, Massachusetts

Calendar of Events

EventKeeper, your web calendar solution, has some questions about your browser.
Please click here.
[Home Page]
My Registrations
Tell a Friend    Print Version    Help [Monthly Calendar View]
[Weekly Calendar View]
    Search for Events
Spacer Image
Tuesday April 1, 2014 -  Wednesday April 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF Baby Days @ Your Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Did you know that babies need books? The foundations for success in reading begin at birth! Come register your baby (ages birth through age 2) for their own library card, any time during the month of April, and see what the library has for you! The first 200 families will receive a free gift (while supplies last).

All branch locations will be offering Baby Days Open Houses during the month of April. Storytimes for babies will take place throughout the month. On Tuesday, April 22 at 10:30 am, award-winning musician and Early Childhood Music Educator Ellen Allard will perform at the Forest Park Branch. By the end of the program, you'll understand why it's so important to sing and dance and move and bounce with your child.

Can't make any of these special events? Just stop by with your baby at any Springfield Library location and sign up for a library card any day this month.

 

Baby Days    
    Location: All Library Locations
Tuesday April 22, 2014 -  Friday April 25, 2014 Go To Top
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM So You Think You Can Draw! Cartoon Mania! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

In this class we will start out by addressing basic drawing skills (perspective, shading, proportions, etc.) and how it relates to cartoons. The rest of the class will be dedicated to the process of cartooning.

We will learn tricks and tips of the cartoon world; how to create characters, how to design and draw cartoons and where and how to sell them.

The focus of this class is on each individual’s personal style with a lot of one-on-one instruction! If you have never drawn cartoons before, this is the place to learn- if you’re already drawing cartoons then we can take your cartooning to the next level.

 Sketch books and pencils included.

TUESDAY-FRIDAY 1:00-2:30. Please call 413-263-6846 and talk to Meg to preregister. Preregistration REQUIRED. Limited to 10 participants.

So You Think You Can...    
    Location: Indian Orchard
Thursday April 24, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM First Steps Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Especially for children birth-36 months with a parent or caregiver. Join us in the Central Library Children’s Room for stories and songs and playtime! This is a great opportunity to help your baby or young toddler acquire those critical language and social skills.  No registration required--just drop in!

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
anim_owl 1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Zoo on the Go at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   dmadsen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Zoo on the Go and get a one on one personal experience with animals from our very own Zoo at Forest Park! Only 30 people will be able to attend each session, so register early!

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
elect_computer1 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Hi!Tech: Introduction to Excel Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
   
 
anim_owl 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Zoo on the Go at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   dmadsen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Zoo on the Go, and get a one on one personal experience with animals from our very own Zoo at Forest Park! Only 30 people will be able to attend each session, so register early!

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
office_meeting1 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Circle in the Square at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

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


 

Mason Square    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
ent_stage1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM So You Think You Can. . .? Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   CAmatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Show us your stuff at the Forest Park Branch talent show! We want to see your unique talent, no matter what it is! Feeling shy? Just drop in and watch the show.

 

So You Think You Can...    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
ent_filmproj 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Classic Films at Mason Square: Dr. No Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

The Mason Square Community Room turns into a movie palace every fourth Thursday in our Classic Films series, showcasing pictures from Hollywood's Golden Age.

Join us this Thursday for Dr. No, the original James Bond film directed by Terence Young in 1962. Sean Connery sets the standard as the insouciant and devil-may-care British Secret Service Agent 007 in this fast-paced, tongue-in-cheek film that sets the tone for the rest of the popular series.

Free Popcorn!

Mason Square    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
office_notepad 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Creative Writing for a Library Online Newsletter Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbes@springfieldlibrary.org
   

So You Think You Can....Be a Writer!

Teens and kids 10 and up, join Springfield College intern Dylan Tully in creating an online newsletter of creative writing (and drawing). Spend some time with Dylan writing a poem or story, review a movie, book or video game -- whatever interests you. You can also bring in something you have already written or drawn, and it will be included in this new publication that's just for Springfield area youth.

So You Think You Can...    
    Location: East Springfield
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime and Manga Club at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Chat about your favorite manga and anime! Crafts, snacks and conversation. Drop in at any time. Open to tweens and teens; suggested ages 10 to 14.

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
ent_filmproj 5:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Good Food Film Festival Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

A nutrition-focused TED Talk Series sponsored by the Springfield Department of Health and Human Services. Drop in for one talk or stay for the whole thing!  Talks included are: Can We Eat to Starve Cancer?; Teach Every Child About Food; How Food Shapes Our Cities; and Broccoli - The DNA Food Whisperer. The event will also feature  a poster display/lecture by UMass Extension Nutrition Education Program nutritionist, Sarifa Khan.

Popcorn will be served.

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

Families with childrens ages 3 - 8 are invited to come to the "Family Place" to enjoy some bedtime stories, songs, rhymes, and a bedtime snack.  Please preregister by calling 413-263-6843.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_baby.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Baby Days Open House Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

Meet some new friends, sample some treats, and sign your baby up for a library card at our Baby Days Open House! This is a great opportunity to learn how you can be your baby's first teacher.

Baby Days    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Friday April 25, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM ESOL Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Housing Authority of Springfield hosts an English as a Second Language class on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10 am until noon at the Brightwood Branch Library Community Room for registered students. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
school_chemistry1 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Fire and Ice at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Children will be dazzled and entertained as they interact with our Mad Scientists!  Foggy dry ice storms, giant beach balls floating in the air and even a special Mad Science “burp” potion will amaze children as they learn about chemical reactions, air pressure and the states of matter.

 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are 32 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
 
anim_owl 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Zoo on the Go at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Zoo on the Go, and get a one on one personal experience with animals from our very own Zoo at Forest Park! Two 30 minute sessions are available, at 1:30 or 2:00.  Call the East Forest Park Branch at 413-263-6836 or e-mail mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org with a request for the 1:30 or 2:00 session.

    Location: East Forest Park
   
 
anim_owl 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Zoo on the Go at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Zoo on the Go, and get a one on one personal experience with animals from our very own Zoo at Forest Park! Two 30 minute sessions are available, at 1:30 or 2:00.  Call the East Forest Park Branch at 413-263-6836 or e-mail mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org with a request for the 1:30 or 2:00 session.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Lego Building with the Lego Lady! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   GCaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join Jean Daley, the Lego Lady, for an afternoon of fun and creativity building with Legos!

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
elect_video_camera 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM So You Think You Can... Direct! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Direct your own movie in this two-part workshop. We'll learn how to write, shoot, and edit short films using Flip cameras and iMovie. Actors, writers, and directors welcome!

Wednesday and  Friday 2:00-3:30. Please call 263-6853 or sign up online to pre-register. Pre-registration REQUIRED. Limited to 10 participants. This program is for teens and tweens.

Signing up for the first class on Wednesday includes the Friday class.

 

So You Think You Can...    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kid Flicks 380 at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us in at the Forest Park Branch Library to watch the award winning animated movie, Frozen.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
rec_games 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Drop In Games for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   kshugrue@springfieldlibrary.org
   
Drop in Games for Teens and Tweens at the Library Express at Pine Point every Monday and Friday through June 6! Come to the library and play some classic board games in our nice new cozy library. Become an ace at chess, backgammon, checkers, chinese checkers, card games, and more.
 
 
Library Express at Pine Point    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday April 26, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Family Child Care Language & Literacy Project Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Canosa Albano   413-263-6828 ext 291   
   

Family Child Care Educators will learn how to build the language and literacy skills of our youngest children with tips on how to use 25 books to promote learning and have fun; information about how children learn to talk, read and write; weekend book-bags and literacy activities to share with families; and hands-on homework assignments. Pre-registration is required; contact Cindy Hutcheson at the Preschool Enrichment Team. a Program of Valley Opportunity Council. 413-736-3900. Offered in Spanish.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM First Steps Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

Join us for a new program that includes stories and songs and playtime from 11-12:00.  This is a great opportunity to help your baby or young toddler acquire those critical language and social skills.  Especially for children birth-36 months with a parent or caregiver.  No registration required--just drop in!

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Baby Days Open House Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park Branch   413-263-6836   
   

Meet some new friends, sample some treats, and sign your baby up for a library card at our Baby Days Open House! This is a great opportunity to find out more about how you can be your baby's first teacher.

Baby Days    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Baby Days Open House Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres    413-263-6858   
   

Meet some new friends, sample some treats, and sign your baby up for a library card at our Baby Days Open House! This is a great opportunity to find out more about how you can be your baby's first teacher.

Baby Days    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Sci-Fi 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 science fiction? Join other sci-fi fans on the last Saturday of every month to discuss your favorite books. The book for April is Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. You can sign up ahead of time or just drop in. Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk. Description of Ender's Game: Brilliant young strategist Ender Wiggin rises to the top of his class in Battle School while training to defend Earth against hostile aliens intent on exterminating the entire human race.                                                                           

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
rec_Scrabble 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Scrabble at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

Hooked on Words With Friends or Scrabble® online? Join other wordsmiths for a live game of Scrabble on the fourth Saturday of every month. Bring a friend or two, and enjoy hot beverages while you play, courtesy of Friends of the Library.

East Springfield    
    Location: East Springfield
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Good Food Film Festival at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

A screening of Soul Food Junkies sponsored by the Springfield Department of Health and Human Services

Food traditions are hard to change, especially when they're passed on from generation to generation. Baffled by his dad's unwillingness to change his traditional soul food diet in the face of a health crisis, filmmaker Byron Hurt sets out to learn more about this rich culinary tradition and its relevance to black cultural identity.   

A trailer of the film can be viewed here.

Light refreshments will be served.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday April 27, 2014 Go To Top
ent_note 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rotunda Rhythms: Bel Canto String Quartet Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828, x221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Bel Canto String Quartet returns to Rotunda Rhythms with a varied and sure-to-please program. Whether you like the classics or more contemporary popular numbers, Bel Canto will have something for you. The Allodola Singers will join them for a warm reading of Beethoven's Eligisher Gesang. Bring a friend, make it a date, and welcome the spring with Bel Canto!

Rotunda Rhythms Concerts    
    Location: Central Library Rotunda
Monday April 28, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wee Ones Storytime at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   43-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come and enjoy some stories, songs, and fun rhymes. Recommended for children 1 to 2 years old and their parents and/or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6846 to preregister.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_computer1 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Hi!Tech: Computer Clinic 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
   

Do you have a question about using a computer, whether it be email, word processing, or something you saw on the web? Have you long wanted to learn the computer but did not know where to begin? Drop by the East Forest Park Branch Library and meet with Linda to have your questions addressed, or to start anew. Beginners and experienced computer users are welcomed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle.

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Forest Park
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Early Literacy Coalition meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Introduction to Word at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Indian Orchard    
    Location: Indian Orchard
   
 
rec_games 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Drop In Games for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   kshugrue@springfieldlibrary.org
   
Drop in Games for Teens and Tweens at the Library Express at Pine Point every Monday and Friday through June 6!

Come to the library and play some classic board games in our nice new cozy library. Become an ace at chess, backgammon, checkers, chinese checkers, card games, and more.
 
 
Library Express at Pine Point    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime and Manga Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pyzsnik   263-6828 ext 471   gpyzsnik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We'll discuss the latest anime and manga, work on manga drawing, and more. Meetings in Teen Central will be informal drop-in opportunities for discussion and sharing of favorite books and DVDs. Occasional meetings in the Community Room allow us to watch anime episodes.

Anime & Manga    
    Location: Central Library
 
misc_kidsreading 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Stories Galore: Stories and More! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for great stories you haven't heard yet!  Each week we'll share a sample of a different book.  Reading time is followed by a fun activity inspired by the story. (Plus a snack!) No quizzes, no reports, just fun!  Ages 8-12.  Space is limited and registration is recommended. Please call the children's room at 413-263-6828, ext. 201. This is not a tutoring program, but the more time you spend with books, the better you get at reading!  

Central Library    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday April 29, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldibrary.org
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Seedlings: Baby Lapsit at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Join us for a new program that includes 20 minutes of interactive songs, rhymes, stories and fun to share with your baby followed by time to visit with other parents and for babies to play. Seedlings will meet for four weeks (April 1, April 8, April 15, and April 29).

For newborns to 18 months with a parent or caregiver.  No registration required--just drop in!

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

 For ages 3-5 years, and siblings welcome. Join us in the Central Library Community Room for stories, songs, and a craft! Preregistration required if bringing more than four children.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Community Advocacy Board Provider Resource Fair debriefing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean   ext. 291   
   

Follow-up from April 11

    Location: Central Library Conference 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 10 Questers. Tuesdays from 4-5pm.

LEGO Questers    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_trowel 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Container Vegetable Gardening : Making it Work in Small Spaces Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   dmadsen@springfieldlibrary.org
   
Join us on April 29th and May 3rd to learn how to build a garden to suit whatever space you're looking to fill. This introductory course will review the types of containers, soils and fertilizers that are good for your containers, how to read those pesky information tags, and how to grow, combine, and maintain veggies and flowers in your pots. 
 
On April 29 at the Sixteen Acres Branch we will be concentrating on vegetable container gardening. On May 3 at the East Springfield Branch we will be concentrating on flower container gardening.
 
Tam Fricke is a longtime gardening enthusiast with more than 5 years professional landscaping and gardening experience.
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 7 spaces available.
Wednesday April 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM ESOL Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Housing Authority of Springfield hosts an English as a Second Language class on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10 am until 12 pm in the Brightwood Branch Library Community Room for registered students. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime at Mason Square Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Lego and Learning Lounge Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 x201   
   

Drop in and dig into our huge collection of legos!  Take a break from building and play a game!  The choice is yours.  For ages 12 and under.  Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.  No registration is required.

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM PJ 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 a fun, family PJ storytime.  We will read stories, make a craft and have a bedtime snack.  Dress in your pajamas and slippers and bring your favorite bedtime stuffed animal or blanket (or both).  For ages 3-8.  All family members welcome for this cozy evening activity.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Literacy Night: Family Child Care Language & Literacy Project Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Canosa Albano   413-263-6828 ext 291   
   

Family Child Care Educators taking the Language & Literacy Project class will offer presentations on what they have learned and how they are implementing it in their classrooms. There will also be a guest speaker, presenter, or performer. Offered in Spanish.

Pre-registration is welcome, but walk-in registration is ok. For registration, contact Cindy Hutcheson at the Preschool Enrichment Team. a Program of Valley Opportunity Council. 413-736-3900.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Thursday May 1, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM First Steps Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Especially for children birth-36 months with a parent or caregiver. Join us in the Central Library Children’s Room for stories and songs and playtime! This is a great opportunity to help your baby or young toddler acquire those critical language and social skills.  No registration required--just drop in!

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
elect_computer1 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 4 spaces available.
 
elect_video_camera 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Game ON! Video Gaming for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   CAmatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Chat about your favorite manga and anime! Crafts, snacks and conversation. Drop in at any time. Open to tweens and teens; suggested ages 10 to 14.

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Family PJ Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   AHrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Families with childrens ages 3 - 8 are invited to come to the "Family Place" to enjoy some bedtime stories, songs, rhymes, and a bedtime snack.  Please preregister by calling 413-263-6843.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Your Hopes/Dreams for Your Child's Education Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brigitte Smyth   860-605-3818   bsmyth@springfieldcollege.edu
   

Community meeting sponsored by the Pioneer Valley Project.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday May 2, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM ESOL Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Housing Authority of Springfield hosts an English as a Second Language class on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10 am until noon at the Brightwood Branch Library Community Room for registered students. Not library sponsored.

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_games 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Drop In Games for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   kshugrue@springfieldlibrary.org
   
Drop in Games for Teens and Tweens at the Library Express at Pine Point every Monday and Friday through June 6! Come to the library and play some classic board games in our nice new cozy library. Become an ace at chess, backgammon, checkers, chinese checkers, card games, and more.
 
 
Library Express at Pine Point    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday May 3, 2014 Go To Top
ent_anime_naruto.GIF Free Comic Book Day! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day at the library! Drop by and pick up your free comic book while supplies last. One book per person.

    Location: Forest Park
 
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Family Child Care Language & Literacy Project Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Canosa Albano   413-263-6828 ext 291   
   

Family Child Care Educators will learn how to build the language and literacy skills of our youngest children with tips on how to use 25 books to promote learning and have fun; information about how children learn to talk, read and write; weekend book-bags and literacy activities to share with families; and hands-on homework assignments. Pre-registration is required; contact Cindy Hutcheson at the Preschool Enrichment Team. a Program of Valley Opportunity Council. 413-736-3900. Offered in Spanish.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM First Steps Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

Join us for a new program that includes stories and songs and playtime from 11-12:00.  This is a great opportunity to help your baby or young toddler acquire those critical language and social skills.  Especially for children birth-36 months with a parent or caregiver.  No registration required--just drop in!

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Delta Academy/Gems Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gail Walls   413-427-3933   
   

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. youth program. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
nat_flower01 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Container Flower Gardening : Making it Work in Small Spaces Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   dmadsen@springfieldlibrary.org
   
Join us on April 29th and May 3rd to learn how to build a garden to suit whatever space you're looking to fill. This introductory course will review the types of containers, soils and fertilizers that are good for your containers, how to read those pesky information tags, and how to grow, combine and maintain veggies and flowers in your pots. 
 
On April 29 at the Sixteen Acres Branch we will be concentrating on vegetable container gardening. On May 3 at the East Springfield Branch we will be concentrating on flower container gardening.
 
Tam Fricke is a longtime gardening enthusiast with more than five years of professional landscaping and gardening experience.
    Location: East Springfield
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Monday May 5, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wee Ones Storytime at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Aust-Anastasi   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come and enjoy some stories, songs, and fun rhymes. Recommended for children 1 to 2 years old and their parents and/or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6846 to preregister.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_games 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Drop In Games for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   kshugrue@springfieldlibrary.org
   
Drop in Games for Teens and Tweens at the Library Express at Pine Point every Monday and Friday through June 6!

Come to the library and play some classic board games in our nice new cozy library. Become an ace at chess, backgammon, checkers, chinese checkers, card games, and more.
 
 
Library Express at Pine Point    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime and Manga Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pyzsnik   263-6828 ext 471   gpyzsnik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We'll discuss the latest anime and manga, work on manga drawing, and more. Meetings in Teen Central will be informal drop-in opportunities for discussion and sharing of favorite books and DVDs. Occasional meetings in the Community Room allow us to watch anime episodes.

Anime & Manga    
    Location: Central Library
 
misc_kidsreading 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Stories Galore: Stories and More! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for great stories you haven't heard yet!  Each week we'll share a sample of a different book.  Reading time is followed by a fun activity inspired by the story. (Plus a snack!) No quizzes, no reports, just fun!  Ages 8-12.  Space is limited and registration is recommended. Please call the children's room at 413-263-6828, ext. 201. This is not a tutoring program, but the more time you spend with books, the better you get at reading!  

Central Library    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
z_cust_familyplace 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Understanding Children with Special Needs and Their Families Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

For Early Childhood Professionals: A greater number of children with special needs are entering early education and care programs. In order to support these children and their families, it is imperative to learn about the individual child including the child’s needs and those of his/her family, as well as the educational and therapeutic services s/he typically receives. This offers an introduction to supporting children with special needs. Videos, hands-on activities, and resources will be part of this session. Initial and mid levels QRIS category 1, level 2. 5 EEC hours, .5 CEU. Attendees must attend both sessions in order to get credits. Sponsored by the Early Childhood Resource Center, Department of Early Education and Care.

Early Childhood Resource Center    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
   
Tuesday May 6, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldibrary.org
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

 For ages 3-5 years, and siblings welcome. Join us in the Central Library Community Room for stories, songs, and a craft! Preregistration required if bringing more than four children.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_computer1 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 Peggy.
 

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There is 1 space available.
 
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 10 Questers. Tuesdays from 4-5pm.

LEGO Questers    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_aerobics 5:15 PM  -  6:15 PM Zumba at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

Zumba! Come join us for an hour-long fitness program with a licensed Zumba instructor.  These excercises include music with fast and slow rhythms as well as resistance training.  Classes will be taught for appropriate levels of age and exertion.  Zumba is for everyone.  Call the Brightwood Branch. 413-263-6805.  For Teens and Adults.

Yoga & Fitness Programs    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
office_pencil 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Writers Series: Finding Your Voice Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   llajoie@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This workshop is a fun introduction to writing beyond grammar, spelling, and punctuation. The participants write free form from prompts given by the workshop leader who is trained in the Amherst Writers and Artists' philosophy of running workshops.  Emphasis is on finding a writer’s unique voice using the free form exercises.  This workshop is great for the novice and the experienced, and also for those where English is a second language.

Writers Series    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Your Hopes/Dreams for Your Child's Education Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brigitte Smyth   860-605-3818   bsmyth@springfieldcollege.edu
   

Community meeting sponsored by the Pioneer Valley Project.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Wednesday May 7, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM ESOL Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Housing Authority of Springfield hosts an English as a Second Language class on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10 am until 12 pm in the Brightwood Branch Library Community Room for registered students. Not library sponsored.

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

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Children's Bilingual Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

 

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

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

East Springfield    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Chess Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   CAmatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Introducing our new Chess Club for teens and tweens! Develop amazing skills by playing with your friends. Beginners and advanced players are welcome! The club will meet on the first and third Wednesday of the month.

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

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

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Lego and Learning Lounge Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 x201   
   

Drop in and dig into our huge collection of legos!  Take a break from building and play a game!  The choice is yours.  For ages 12 and under.  Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.  No registration is required.

Central Library    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
office_meeting1 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Library Commissioners Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carol   413-263-6828 x290   
   

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

Library Commission    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
office_pencil 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Fiction Writing Group at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join a group of fiction writers seeking inspiration or encouragement for projects they are working on.  Prompts will be provided along with a friendly critiquing environment.  Meets monthly, first Wednesday of the month.

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday May 8, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM First Steps Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Especially for children birth-36 months with a parent or caregiver. Join us in the Central Library Children’s Room for stories and songs and playtime! This is a great opportunity to help your baby or young toddler acquire those critical language and social skills.  No registration required--just drop in!

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime and Manga Club at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Chat about your favorite manga and anime! Crafts, snacks and conversation. Drop in at any time. Open to tweens and teens; suggested ages 10 to 14.

Anime & Manga    
    Location: Indian Orchard
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Family PJ Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   AHrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Families with childrens ages 3 - 8 are invited to come to the "Family Place" to enjoy some bedtime stories, songs, rhymes, and a bedtime snack.  Please preregister by calling 413-263-6843.

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Family Film Event: Tangled at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Join us in the Mason Square Community Room for a screening of Disney's Tangled!

When the kingdom's most wanted-and most charming-bandit Flynn Rider hides out in a mysterious tower, he's taken hostage by Rapunzel, a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn's curious captor, who's looking for her ticket out of the tower where she's been locked away for years, strikes a deal with the handsome thief and the unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gruff gang of pub thugs.

The film is rated PG.

Catch a trailer of the movie here.

Popcorn and refreshments will be served for free.

Mason Square    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Your Hopes/Dreams for Your Child's Education Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brigitte Smyth   860-605-3818   bsmyth@springfieldcollege.edu
   

Community meeting sponsored by the Pioneer Valley Project.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
Friday May 9, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM ESOL Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Housing Authority of Springfield hosts an English as a Second Language class on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10 am until noon at the Brightwood Branch Library Community Room for registered students. Not library sponsored.

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_games 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Drop In Games for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   kshugrue@springfieldlibrary.org
   
Drop in Games for Teens and Tweens at the Library Express at Pine Point every Monday and Friday through June 6! Come to the library and play some classic board games in our nice new cozy library. Become an ace at chess, backgammon, checkers, chinese checkers, card games, and more.
 
 
Library Express at Pine Point    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday May 10, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM SEIU Training Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linnea Rego   617-284-1216   linnea.rego@1199funds.org
   

Workshop sponsored by 1199 SEIU. Not a library program.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
office_pencil 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Vitamin P for Poetry: a Poetry Writing Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 x213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Poetry Classes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Monday May 12, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wee Ones 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
   

Come and enjoy some stories, songs, and fun rhymes. Recommended for children 1 to 2 years old and their parents and/or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6846 to preregister.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_games 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Drop In Games for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   kshugrue@springfieldlibrary.org
   
Drop in Games for Teens and Tweens at the Library Express at Pine Point every Monday and Friday through June 6!

Come to the library and play some classic board games in our nice new cozy library. Become an ace at chess, backgammon, checkers, chinese checkers, card games, and more.
 
 
Library Express at Pine Point    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime and Manga Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pyzsnik   263-6828 ext 471   gpyzsnik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We'll discuss the latest anime and manga, work on manga drawing, and more. Meetings in Teen Central will be informal drop-in opportunities for discussion and sharing of favorite books and DVDs. Occasional meetings in the Community Room allow us to watch anime episodes.

Anime & Manga    
    Location: Central Library
 
misc_kidsreading 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Stories Galore: Stories and More! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for great stories you haven't heard yet!  Each week we'll share a sample of a different book.  Reading time is followed by a fun activity inspired by the story. (Plus a snack!) No quizzes, no reports, just fun!  Ages 8-12.  Space is limited and registration is recommended. Please call the children's room at 413-263-6828, ext. 201. This is not a tutoring program, but the more time you spend with books, the better you get at reading!  

Central Library    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
z_cust_familyplace 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Understanding Children with Special Needs and Their Families Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

For Early Childhood Professionals: A greater number of children with special needs are entering early education and care programs. In order to support these children and their families, it is imperative to learn about the individual child including the child’s needs and those of his/her family, as well as the educational and therapeutic services s/he typically receives. This offers an introduction to supporting children with special needs. Videos, hands-on activities, and resources will be part of this session. Initial and mid levels QRIS category 1, level 2. 5 EEC hours, .5 CEU. Attendees must attend both sessions in order to get credits. Sponsored by the Early Childhood Resource Center, Department of Early Education and Care.

Early Childhood Resource Center    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday May 13, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldibrary.org
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

 For ages 3-5 years, and siblings welcome. Join us in the Central Library Community Room for stories, songs, and a craft! Preregistration required if bringing more than four children.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Noon Hour Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris Kasputis   413-263-6828 x442   ckasputis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

This month's selection is Waitin’ for the Train to Come In: a novel of World War II by David Garnes (2013). Mr. Garnes will be here to discuss his book and what Springfield was like during the 1940s. 
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_computer1 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 4 spaces available.
 
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   
   

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

Forest Park    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
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 10 Questers. Tuesdays from 4-5pm.

LEGO Questers    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Stories and Art for After School Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   
   

Stories for ages 4-8 to encourage active listening and looking by reading a special book and completing an exciting art activity. Parents will be expected to attend with their children. Held the second Tuesday of the month in the Sixteen Acres Community Room.

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
office_pencil 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Writers Series: Taming Grisly Grammar, Punchy Punctuation, and Surly Spelling Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   llajoie@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The workshop leader will describe many resources on the internet and in the library to use when looking up issues with your writing as you edit your work. Common grammar mistakes will be reviewed using a handout provided.  A guide to grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary resources (online and print) will be provided to all participants.  The leader will provide two examples of writing from published books and review these pages in the workshop.  The group will do at least one free writing piece from a prompt and discuss what part of their writing is their most difficult to edit.  Constructive feedback will be provided by the leader and the group.

Writers Series    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 8 spaces available.
Wednesday May 14, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM ESOL Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Housing Authority of Springfield hosts an English as a Second Language class on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10 am until 12 pm in the Brightwood Branch Library Community Room for registered students. Not library sponsored.

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

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

Note: All meetings from March through June will be held at the Library Express at Pine Point, 204 Boston Road.

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

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

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

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

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

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood
 
rec_aerobics 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Get Fit: Yoga for You! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Limber up and watch the stress melt away! Join your friends and neighbors in this introduction to hatha yoga, a gentle yet strengthening practice of postures and flowing sequences. Good for new practitioners as well as more experienced yogis, these workshops are a great way to stay fit, build coordination, and relax. Yoga for You! is led by Carleen Sarno, an experienced and popular yoga teacher here in Hampden County.

 

Free Classes & Workshops    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Monthly District Meeting of the SPS Librarians Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Danuta S. Lysy   413.568.7639   lysyd@sps.springfield.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Weekly Storytime at Pine Point Express Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-268-6855   kshugrue@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Lego and Learning Lounge Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 x201   
   

Drop in and dig into our huge collection of legos!  Take a break from building and play a game!  The choice is yours.  For ages 12 and under.  Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.  No registration is required.

Central Library    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teaching Strategies GOLD Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Teaching Strategies GOLD sponsored by the Preschool Enrichment Team. Not library sponsored.

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

Get crafty at the East Springfield Branch Library! Try a new creative project on the second Wednesday of every month. Enjoy making things with the whole family, and let us do the cleaning up.

East Springfield    
    Location: East Springfield
Thursday May 15, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM First Steps Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Especially for children birth-36 months with a parent or caregiver. Join us in the Central Library Children’s Room for stories and songs and playtime! This is a great opportunity to help your baby or young toddler acquire those critical language and social skills.  No registration required--just drop in!

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM COWNT Coalition Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brenda Evans   413-787-6756   bevans@springfieldcityhall.com
   

COWNT Coalition Lunch-Time Lecture Series. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime and Manga Club at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Chat about your favorite manga and anime! Crafts, snacks and conversation. Drop in at any time. Open to tweens and teens; suggested ages 10 to 14.

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

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

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Family PJ Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Families with childrens ages 3 - 8 are invited to come to the "Family Place" to enjoy bedtime stories, songs, rhymes, and a bedtime snack.  Please preregister by calling the branch at  413-263-6843.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_watercan 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Garden Management III at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Sign up for one or more sessions of Garden Management with farmer Daniel Staub, each with different topics.

The final program, Garden Management III, includes pest control, trellising, weed control, watering and harvesting.

Urban Gardening    
    Location: Mason Square
        There are 10 spaces available.
Friday May 16, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM ESOL Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Housing Authority of Springfield hosts an English as a Second Language class on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10 am until noon at the Brightwood Branch Library Community Room for registered students. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
elect_computer1 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Cyber Café and Computer Petting Zoo Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Are you getting better at using the computer, but still hitting the occasional snag? Or maybe you're learning a new program? Formatting a resume? Trying to figure out if a tablet is best for you? Interested in the library's free version of Netflix?

Come down to Mason Square for our first Cyber Cafe and Computer Petting Zoo!

The library will be open early to computer users only. Come work on a project, set up an e-mail address, or try using one of our Mac laptops or iPads. The branch's two reference librarians will aid patrons with any questions they might have and will also demonstrate Hoopla, the library's new free video and music streaming service.

Coffee and pastries will be served.

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_games 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Drop In Games for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   kshugrue@springfieldlibrary.org
   
Drop in Games for Teens and Tweens at the Library Express at Pine Point every Monday and Friday through June 6! Come to the library and play some classic board games in our nice new cozy library. Become an ace at chess, backgammon, checkers, chinese checkers, card games, and more.
 
 
Library Express at Pine Point    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday May 17, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM SEIU Training Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linnea Rego   617-284-1216   linnea.rego@1199funds.org
   

Workshop sponsored by 1199 SEIU. Not a library program.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
lib_book01 11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Adventures in Upcycling: Making Journals from Repurposed Materials Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   dmadsen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

With artist and crafter, Candace Bradbury-Carlin, learn to make blank journals that are easy to construct yet have huge creative potential. Inside pages will also act as pockets, making the books serve many purposes.  We will include recycled materials that can be found around the house or from a walk in the woods.  Be prepared to get creative and have fun!  All supplies provided.

All materials you will need will be supplied, but the instructor has suggested that if you have any supplies you might want to bring to personalize your journal that is totally up to you. The list is below:

1) Flat items: Old greeting cards, postcards, magazines, envelopes, books you are okay taking apart, sheet music, photographs, maps, wrapping paper, wallpaper, contact paper, fabric, etc

2) 3D objects for embellishment: Pieces of jewelry, ribbon, buttons, coins, hardware, game pieces, flat stones, shells, twigs, feathers, etc, etc...any collected or found objects that you are drawn to using to embellish your book.

The instructor will have a wide array of odd supplies so don't feel pressured to assemble a collection of materials. 

 
 

Arts & Crafts Workshops    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday May 18, 2014 Go To Top
ent_note 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rotunda Rhythms:Too Human Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tap your feet and sway to the beat of American songbook favorites, plus a sprinkling of Too Human originals. Jazz, Latin, rhythm & blues, and folk styles firmly ground the vocals, guitar, percussion, and upright bass of Too Human's fresh and innovative songs. As one reviewer said, "Too Human put smiles on our faces." Too Human hails from Springfield, Mass. and consists of Ellen and Roger Bruno with guests.

Rotunda Rhythms Concerts    
    Location: Central Library Rotunda
Monday May 19, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wee Ones 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
   

Come and enjoy some stories, songs, and fun rhymes. Recommended for children 1 to 2 years old and their parents and/or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6846 to preregister.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  3:30 PM COWNT Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brenda Evans   413-787-6756   bevans@springfieldcityhall.com
   

Coalition lunch time lecture services

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_computer1 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Hi!Tech: Computer Clinic, Creating Resumes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop by the East Forest Park Branch Library and learn how to compose a resume on the computer.  We will examine different formats, using Microsoft Word and resume templates that are available on the computer.  We will look at different books and databases that present resume formats.  Beginners and experienced computer users are welcome. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle.

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
rec_games 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Drop In Games for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   kshugrue@springfieldlibrary.org
   
Drop in Games for Teens and Tweens at the Library Express at Pine Point every Monday and Friday through June 6!

Come to the library and play some classic board games in our nice new cozy library. Become an ace at chess, backgammon, checkers, chinese checkers, card games, and more.
 
 
Library Express at Pine Point    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime and Manga Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pyzsnik   263-6828 ext 471   gpyzsnik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We'll discuss the latest anime and manga, work on manga drawing, and more. Meetings in Teen Central will be informal drop-in opportunities for discussion and sharing of favorite books and DVDs. Occasional meetings in the Community Room allow us to watch anime episodes.

Anime & Manga    
    Location: Central Library
 
misc_kidsreading 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Stories Galore: Stories and More! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for great stories you haven't heard yet!  Each week we'll share a sample of a different book.  Reading time is followed by a fun activity inspired by the story. (Plus a snack!) No quizzes, no reports, just fun!  Ages 8-12.  Space is limited and registration is recommended. Please call the children's room at 413-263-6828, ext. 201. This is not a tutoring program, but the more time you spend with books, the better you get at reading!  

Central Library    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday May 20, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

 For ages 3-5 years, and siblings welcome. Join us in the Central Library Community Room for stories, songs, and a craft! Preregistration required if bringing more than four children.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_computer1 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
   

Explore the deep web and discover what Google cannot find for you. Learn special searching tricks to maximize your search results, take a tour of eBooks, review online forms, and more.  Experience with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed, and completion of Introduction to the Web is recommended. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Donna.
 

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
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 10 Questers. Tuesdays from 4-5pm.

LEGO Questers    
    Location: Indian Orchard
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
rec_aerobics 5:15 PM  -  6:15 PM Zumba at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

Zumba! Come join us for an hour-long fitness program with a licensed Zumba instructor.  These excercises include music with fast and slow rhythms as well as resistance training.  Classes will be taught for appropriate levels of age and exertion.  Zumba is for everyone.  Call the Brightwood Branch. 413-263-6805.  For Teens and Adults.

Yoga & Fitness Programs    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
office_pencil 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Writers Series: Editing Your Own Writing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   llajoie@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Participants will bring in their work or send it in prior to the workshop for review.  Every participant gives 3 to 4 pages of their work to the leader who then describes common grammar mistakes and provides a guide to grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary resources (online and print). The group will review each participant's work for basic grammar, punctuation, spelling, and style issues. This workshop is for writers who are currently working on a project and / or who are ready to share their work with others. If time permits, the group will rewrite the pages they brought.

Writers Series    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 8 spaces available.
Wednesday May 21, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM ESOL Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Housing Authority of Springfield hosts an English as a Second Language class on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10 am until 12 pm in the Brightwood Branch Library Community Room for registered students. Not library sponsored.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Chess Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   CAmatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Introducing our new Chess Club for teens and tweens! Develop amazing skills by playing with your friends. Beginners and advanced players are welcome! The club will meet on the first and third Wednesday of the month.

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

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

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
lib_book_quill 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM American Girls Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every month fans of the American Girls books and dolls get together to discuss the books and learn about historical events featured by playing games, making crafts, having a snack, and seeing other library materials related to the era portrayed in the book. Girls aged 6 to 14 are welcome to join the Club.

    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Lego and Learning Lounge Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 x201   
   

Drop in and dig into our huge collection of legos!  Take a break from building and play a game!  The choice is yours.  For ages 12 and under.  Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.  No registration is required.

Central Library    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Thursday May 22, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM First Steps Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Especially for children birth-36 months with a parent or caregiver. Join us in the Central Library Children’s Room for stories and songs and playtime! This is a great opportunity to help your baby or young toddler acquire those critical language and social skills.  No registration required--just drop in!

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
office_meeting1 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Circle in the Square at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

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


 

Mason Square    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime and Manga Club at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Chat about your favorite manga and anime! Crafts, snacks and conversation. Drop in at any time. Open to tweens and teens; suggested ages 10 to 14.

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

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

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

Join us in the Mason Square Community Room for classic Disney film, The Jungle Book.

In the last animated film produced by Walt Disney himself, a young baby is discovered in the jungle by Bagheera, a panther. The strong-willed boy, Mowgli, is raised by Baloo, the bear and the two paternal animals try to keep him safe and raise him right as he meets with misadventures that involve swing-dancing monkeys, hypnotic snakes, and fearsome tigers.

Watch a trailer of the movie here.

Free popcorn and refreshments will be served.

Mason Square    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday May 23, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM ESOL Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Housing Authority of Springfield hosts an English as a Second Language class on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10 am until noon at the Brightwood Branch Library Community Room for registered students. Not library sponsored.

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_games 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Drop In Games for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   kshugrue@springfieldlibrary.org
   
Drop in Games for Teens and Tweens at the Library Express at Pine Point every Monday and Friday through June 6! Come to the library and play some classic board games in our nice new cozy library. Become an ace at chess, backgammon, checkers, chinese checkers, card games, and more.
 
 
Library Express at Pine Point    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday May 24, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday May 25, 2014 Go To Top
z_cust_libgraphic 12:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Last Sunday Opening at Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Central Library will be closed on Sundays through summer until the Sunday after Labor Day. The last Sunday opening is Sunday, May 25 (12 noon - 5 pm).

    Location: Central Library
Monday May 26, 2014 Go To Top
misc_usflag Memorial Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

 


 

    Location: All Library Locations
Tuesday May 27, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer1 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Hi!Tech: Intermediate Word 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 quickly reviews basic word processing skills, and explores some other more complex ones too such as adding page numbers, changing spacing, working with images, tables, and more. Experience 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 4 spaces available.
 
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 10 Questers. Tuesdays from 4-5pm.

LEGO Questers    
    Location: Indian Orchard
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
office_pencil 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Writers Series: Reading to Find Your Own Voice Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   llajoie@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The best writers are people who read. Writers often read the same type of books that they write. Each participant is asked to bring in a few pages from a favorite book, story, or essay  which we will then workshop so that they can write an imitation of the passage using their own characters and style writing free form in the Amherst Writers and Artists method.  If participants do not have pages or are beginners, the leader will have examples to choose from.  Feedback on the writing will focus on what is enjoyable and strong.

Writers Series    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 8 spaces available.
Wednesday May 28, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM ESOL Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Housing Authority of Springfield hosts an English as a Second Language class on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10 am until 12 pm in the Brightwood Branch Library Community Room for registered students. Not library sponsored.

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

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

Note: All meetings from March through June will be held at the Library Express at Pine Point, 204 Boston Road.


 

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Foster Grandparent Program Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andrew Cade   413.739.7211   
   

In-service meeting sponsored by The Urban League of Springfield, Inc.

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

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

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

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood
 
rec_aerobics 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Get Fit: Yoga for You! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Limber up and watch the stress melt away! Join your friends and neighbors in this introduction to hatha yoga, a gentle yet strengthening practice of postures and flowing sequences. Good for new practitioners as well as more experienced yogis, these workshops are a great way to stay fit, build coordination, and relax. Yoga for You! is led by Carleen Sarno, an experienced and popular yoga teacher here in Hampden County.

Free Classes & Workshops    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Weekly Storytime at Pine Point Express Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-268-6855   kshugrue@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

 

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

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell.

 

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teaching Strategies GOLD FCC Cohort Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marcela Simpson     marcelamsimpson@gmail.com
   

Preschool Enrichment Team (PET) supporting FCC providers to fulfill requirements for QRIS Level 2. Not library sponsored. 

Principal speaker: Marcela M. Simpson

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Thursday May 29, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  3:30 PM COWNT Coalition Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brenda Evans   413-787-6756   bevans@springfieldcityhall.com
   

COWNT Coalition Lunch-Time Lecture Series. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime and Manga Club at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Chat about your favorite manga and anime! Crafts, snacks and conversation. Drop in at any time. Open to tweens and teens; suggested ages 10 to 14.

Anime & Manga    
    Location: Indian Orchard
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM PJ StoryTime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Hrobsky   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Families with childrens ages 3 - 8 are invited to come to the "Family Place" to enjoy bedtime stories, songs, rhymes, and a bedtime snack.  Please preregister by calling 413-263-6843.

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM ESOL Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Housing Authority of Springfield hosts an English as a Second Language class on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10 am until noon at the Brightwood Branch Library Community Room for registered students. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Cyber Café and Computer Petting Zoo Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Are you getting better at using the computer, but still hitting the occasional snag? Or maybe you're learning a new program? Formatting a resume? Trying to figure out if a tablet is best for you? Interested in the library's free version of Netflix?

Come down to Mason Square for our first Cyber Cafe and Computer Petting Zoo!

The library will be open early to computer users only. Come work on a project, set up an e-mail address, or try using one of our Mac laptops or iPads. The branch's two reference librarians will aid patrons with any questions they might have and will also demonstrate Hoopla, the library's new free video and music streaming service.

Coffee and pastries will be served.

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_games 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Drop In Games for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   kshugrue@springfieldlibrary.org
   
Drop in Games for Teens and Tweens at the Library Express at Pine Point every Monday and Friday through June 6! Come to the library and play some classic board games in our nice new cozy library. Become an ace at chess, backgammon, checkers, chinese checkers, card games, and more.
 
 
Library Express at Pine Point    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday May 31, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:30 PM SEIU Training Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linnea Rego   617-284-1216   linnea.rego@1199funds.org
   

Workshop sponsored by 1199 SEIU. Not a library program.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Sci-Fi Book Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lipshires   413-263-6836   llipshires@SpringfieldLibrary.org
   

Are you a teen or tween who likes to read science fiction? Join other sci-fi fans once a month to discuss your favorite books. The book for May is SYLO by D.J. MacHale. You can sign up ahead of time or just drop in. Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk. Description of SYLO:  When everyone is quarantined on a once-peaceful island off the coast of Maine,14-year-od Tucker Pierce questions a secret branch of the military claiming that residents have been infected by a deadly virus.                                                                           

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday June 2, 2014 Go To Top
rec_games 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Drop In Games for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   kshugrue@springfieldlibrary.org
   
Drop in Games for Teens and Tweens at the Library Express at Pine Point every Monday and Friday through June 6!

Come to the library and play some classic board games in our nice new cozy library. Become an ace at chess, backgammon, checkers, chinese checkers, card games, and more.
 
 
Library Express at Pine Point    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime and Manga Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pyzsnik   263-6828 ext 471   gpyzsnik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We'll discuss the latest anime and manga, work on manga drawing, and more. Meetings in Teen Central will be informal drop-in opportunities for discussion and sharing of favorite books and DVDs. Occasional meetings in the Community Room allow us to watch anime episodes.

Anime & Manga    
    Location: Central Library
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Tuesday June 3, 2014 Go To Top
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 10 Questers. Tuesdays from 4-5pm.

LEGO Questers    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_aerobics 5:15 PM  -  6:15 PM Zumba at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

Zumba! Come join us for an hour-long fitness program with a licensed Zumba instructor.  These excercises include music with fast and slow rhythms as well as resistance training.  Classes will be taught for appropriate levels of age and exertion.  Zumba is for everyone.  Call the Brightwood Branch. 413-263-6805.  For Teens and Adults.

Yoga & Fitness Programs    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
lib_book3 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Novel Ideas Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Cesan   413.782.7702   
   

An informal gathering of bibliophiles interested in sharing a love of books, favorite authors, and info on book-related news and events. Tonight's selection is "River of Doubt  by Candace Millard. Not a library sponsored program.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday June 4, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM ESOL Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Housing Authority of Springfield hosts an English as a Second Language class on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10 am until 12 pm in the Brightwood Branch Library Community Room for registered students. Not library sponsored.

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

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Children's Bilingual Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

Library Commission    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
office_pencil 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Fiction Writing Group at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join a group of fiction writers seeking inspiration or encouragement for projects they are working on.  Prompts will be provided along with a friendly critiquing environment.  Meets monthly, first Wednesday of the month.

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday June 5, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM How to Incorporate Spirituality into Family Support Practice Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anitza Guadarrama-Tiernan   617-502-8751   anitza.guadarrama-tiernan@state.ma.us
   

Free training for family support professionals sponsored by the Children's Trust.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime and Manga Club at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Chat about your favorite manga and anime! Crafts, snacks and conversation. Drop in at any time. Open to tweens and teens; suggested ages 10 to 14.

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park
Friday June 6, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM ESOL Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Housing Authority of Springfield hosts an English as a Second Language class on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10 am until noon at the Brightwood Branch Library Community Room for registered students. Not library sponsored.

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_games 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Drop In Games for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   kshugrue@springfieldlibrary.org
   
Drop in Games for Teens and Tweens at the Library Express at Pine Point every Monday and Friday through June 6! Come to the library and play some classic board games in our nice new cozy library. Become an ace at chess, backgammon, checkers, chinese checkers, card games, and more.
 
 
Library Express at Pine Point    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday June 7, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:30 PM Components of Individualization/ Diverse Cultures and Languages Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joanna Doyle   781-275-2433, x622   jdoyle@clarendonfdc.org
   

A Clarendon Early Education Services program. Not library sponsored. 

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday June 9, 2014 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime and Manga Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pyzsnik   263-6828 ext 471   gpyzsnik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We'll discuss the latest anime and manga, work on manga drawing, and more. Meetings in Teen Central will be informal drop-in opportunities for discussion and sharing of favorite books and DVDs. Occasional meetings in the Community Room allow us to watch anime episodes.

Anime & Manga    
    Location: Central Library
Tuesday June 10, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Noon Hour Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris Kasputis   413-263-6828 x442   ckasputis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

This month's selection is Claire of the Sea Light (fiction) by Edwidge Danticat (2013).
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library 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 10 Questers. Tuesdays from 4-5pm.

LEGO Questers    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Summer Sign ups for Youth Football Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Crystal Mendoza   413-301-8381   cmendoza179@comcast.net
   

Springfield Wildcats youth football sign ups. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Wednesday June 11, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM ESOL Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Housing Authority of Springfield hosts an English as a Second Language class on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10 am until 12 pm in the Brightwood Branch Library Community Room for registered students. Not library sponsored.

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

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

Note: All meetings from March through June will be held at the Library Express at Pine Point, 204 Boston Road.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM DOR Small Business Outreach Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Ewall-Wice   617-626-2113   ewallwices@dor.state.ma.us
   

MA Department of Revenue small business outreach meeting. Not library sponsored.

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

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

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

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood
 
rec_aerobics 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Get Fit: Yoga for You! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Limber up and watch the stress melt away! Join your friends and neighbors in this introduction to hatha yoga, a gentle yet strengthening practice of postures and flowing sequences. Good for new practitioners as well as more experienced yogis, these workshops are a great way to stay fit, build coordination, and relax. Yoga for You! is led by Carleen Sarno, an experienced and popular yoga teacher here in Hampden County.

Free Classes & Workshops    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Monthly District Meeting of the SPS Librarians Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Danuta S. Lysy   413.568.7639   lysyd@sps.springfield.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Weekly Storytime at Pine Point Express Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-268-6855   kshugrue@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teaching Strategies GOLD Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marcela M. Simpson     marcelamsimpson@gmail.com
   

Teaching Strategies GOLD sponsored by the Preschool Enrichment Team. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Thursday June 12, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  3:30 PM COWNT Coalition Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brenda Evans   413-787-6756   bevans@springfieldcityhall.com
   

COWNT Coalition Lunch-Time Lecture Series. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime and Manga Club at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Chat about your favorite manga and anime! Crafts, snacks and conversation. Drop in at any time. Open to tweens and teens; suggested ages 10 to 14.

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

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

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

Mason Square Health Task Force meeting. Not library sponsored.

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Friday June 13, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM ESOL Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Housing Authority of Springfield hosts an English as a Second Language class on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10 am until noon at the Brightwood Branch Library Community Room for registered students. Not library sponsored.

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday June 14, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_teaching 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Reading in the Rotunda: A Celebration of Poetry Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 x213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join your friends and neighbors for this public poetry reading as they share their inspired poetry. Local poets will share their work in this family-friendly, bilingual event (Spanish and English). Copies of the poets' books and audio materials will be available for sale at the reading. Preregistration is required for all poets who would like to read. The emcee will accept as many entries as she can accommodate in two hours. Please preregister by calling (413) 263-6828, x213 or sign up online. Facilitated by local award-winning multilingual poet and educator, María Luisa Arroyo.

Poetry Classes    
    Location: Central Library Rotunda
        There are 13 spaces available.
Monday June 16, 2014 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime and Manga Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pyzsnik   263-6828 ext 471   gpyzsnik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We'll discuss the latest anime and manga, work on manga drawing, and more. Meetings in Teen Central will be informal drop-in opportunities for discussion and sharing of favorite books and DVDs. Occasional meetings in the Community Room allow us to watch anime episodes.

Anime & Manga    
    Location: Central Library
Tuesday June 17, 2014 Go To Top
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 10 Questers. Tuesdays from 4-5pm.

LEGO Questers    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_aerobics 5:15 PM  -  6:15 PM Zumba at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

Zumba! Come join us for an hour-long fitness program with a licensed Zumba instructor.  These excercises include music with fast and slow rhythms as well as resistance training.  Classes will be taught for appropriate levels of age and exertion.  Zumba is for everyone.  Call the Brightwood Branch. 413-263-6805.  For Teens and Adults.

Yoga & Fitness Programs    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Wednesday June 18, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM ESOL Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Housing Authority of Springfield hosts an English as a Second Language class on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10 am until 12 pm in the Brightwood Branch Library Community Room for registered students. Not library sponsored.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Foster Grandparent Program Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andrew Cade   413.739.7211   
   

In-service meeting sponsored by The Urban League of Springfield, Inc.

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
lib_book_quill 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM American Girls Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every month fans of the American Girls books and dolls get together to discuss the books and learn about historical events featured by playing games, making crafts, having a snack, and seeing other library materials related to the era portrayed in the book. Girls aged 6 to 14 are welcome to join the Club.

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday June 19, 2014 Go To Top
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime and Manga Club at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Chat about your favorite manga and anime! Crafts, snacks and conversation. Drop in at any time. Open to tweens and teens; suggested ages 10 to 14.

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

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

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

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

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
Friday June 20, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM ESOL Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Housing Authority of Springfield hosts an English as a Second Language class on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10 am until noon at the Brightwood Branch Library Community Room for registered students. Not library sponsored.

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Saturday June 21, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday June 23, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Early Literacy Coalition meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime and Manga Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pyzsnik   263-6828 ext 471   gpyzsnik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We'll discuss the latest anime and manga, work on manga drawing, and more. Meetings in Teen Central will be informal drop-in opportunities for discussion and sharing of favorite books and DVDs. Occasional meetings in the Community Room allow us to watch anime episodes.

Anime & Manga    
    Location: Central Library
Wednesday June 25, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM ESOL Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Housing Authority of Springfield hosts an English as a Second Language class on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10 am until 12 pm in the Brightwood Branch Library Community Room for registered students. Not library sponsored.

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

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

Note: All meetings from March through June will be held at the Library Express at Pine Point, 204 Boston Road.


 

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

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

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

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

 

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

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls.

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teaching Strategies GOLD FCC Cohort Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marcela Simpson     marcelamsimpson@gmail.com
   

Preschool Enrichment Team (PET) supporting FCC providers to fulfill requirements for QRIS Level 2. Not library sponsored. 

Principal speaker: Marcela M. Simpson

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Thursday June 26, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  3:30 PM COWNT Coalition Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brenda Evans   413-787-6756   bevans@springfieldcityhall.com
   

COWNT Coalition Lunch-Time Lecture Series. Not library sponsored.

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

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


 

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Friday June 27, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM ESOL Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Housing Authority of Springfield hosts an English as a Second Language class on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10 am until noon at the Brightwood Branch Library Community Room for registered students. Not library sponsored.

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday June 28, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday June 30, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer1 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Hi!Tech: Computer Clinic - E-mail Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Grodofsky   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Learn how to sign up for an e-mail account, compose e-mail messages, open messages and add attachments Beginners and experienced computer users are welcome. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle.

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime and Manga Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pyzsnik   263-6828 ext 471   gpyzsnik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We'll discuss the latest anime and manga, work on manga drawing, and more. Meetings in Teen Central will be informal drop-in opportunities for discussion and sharing of favorite books and DVDs. Occasional meetings in the Community Room allow us to watch anime episodes.

Anime & Manga    
    Location: Central Library
Tuesday July 1, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Pioneer Valley AHEC Pre-Health Summer Academic Enrichment Program Orientation Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brenda Evans   413-787-6757   bevans@springfieldcityhall.com
   

Springfield Department of Health and Human Services orientation. 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_aerobics 5:15 PM  -  6:15 PM Zumba at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

Zumba! Come join us for an hour-long fitness program with a licensed Zumba instructor.  These excercises include music with fast and slow rhythms as well as resistance training.  Classes will be taught for appropriate levels of age and exertion.  Zumba is for everyone.  Call the Brightwood Branch. 413-263-6805.  For Teens and Adults.

Yoga & Fitness Programs    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Wednesday July 2, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM East Springfield Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Pioneer Valley AHEC Pre-Health Summer Academic Enrichment Program Orientation Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brenda Evans   413-787-6757   bevans@springfieldcityhall.com
   

Springfield Department of Health and Human Services orientation. 

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

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

East Springfield    
    Location: East Springfield
 
school_chemistry1 3:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Decorate East Springfield Library with Salt Crystals Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia   413-263-684   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Help decorate the library with salt crystal art in a jar!

With just a few simple ingredients, we will make and grow our own salt crystals.

For ages 8 to 14

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

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

Library Commission    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Thursday July 3, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park
Friday July 4, 2014 Go To Top
misc_usflag Independence Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

 


 

    Location: All Library Locations
Saturday July 5, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Summer Sign ups for Football & Cheerleading Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Crystal Mendoza   413-301-8381   cmendoza179@comcast.net
   

Springfield Wildcats youth football and cheerleading sign ups. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
Monday July 7, 2014 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime and Manga Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pyzsnik   263-6828 ext 471   gpyzsnik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We'll discuss the latest anime and manga, work on manga drawing, and more. Meetings in Teen Central will be informal drop-in opportunities for discussion and sharing of favorite books and DVDs. Occasional meetings in the Community Room allow us to watch anime episodes.

Anime & Manga    
    Location: Central Library
Tuesday July 8, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Noon Hour Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris Kasputis   413-263-6828 x442   ckasputis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

This month's selection is The Sandcastle Girls: a novel by Chris Bohjalian (2012).
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Homemade Puffy Paint Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Lajoie   413-263-6858   llajoie@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Experiemnt with household ingredients to creat great art and fun with children 5 - 10 years old. Please register by calling Sixteen Acres Branch Library at 263-6858.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday July 9, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Family Craft Night Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

During this month's Family Craft Night we will be making Oobleck (Green Slime) and Quick Sand!

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday July 10, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

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

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mad Lab: Ice Cream Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Hrobsky   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Can we make ice cream using simple materials found in many kitchens? Can we eat our experiments? Children 5 - 11 years old are invited to register by call the Forest Park Branch at 263-6843. This program is limited to 15 participants.

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

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday July 12, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Homebuyer Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jacqueline Maldonado   413-788-6220   
   

NACA sponsored homebuyer workshop.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Summer Sign ups for Football & Cheerleading Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Crystal Mendoza   413-301-8381   cmendoza179@comcast.net
   

Springfield Wildcats youth football and cheerleading sign ups. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
Monday July 14, 2014 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime and Manga Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pyzsnik   263-6828 ext 471   gpyzsnik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We'll discuss the latest anime and manga, work on manga drawing, and more. Meetings in Teen Central will be informal drop-in opportunities for discussion and sharing of favorite books and DVDs. Occasional meetings in the Community Room allow us to watch anime episodes.

Anime & Manga    
    Location: Central Library
Tuesday July 15, 2014 Go To Top
rec_aerobics 5:15 PM  -  6:15 PM Zumba at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

Zumba! Come join us for an hour-long fitness program with a licensed Zumba instructor.  These excercises include music with fast and slow rhythms as well as resistance training.  Classes will be taught for appropriate levels of age and exertion.  Zumba is for everyone.  Call the Brightwood Branch. 413-263-6805.  For Teens and Adults.

Yoga & Fitness Programs    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Wednesday July 16, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM State Sen. James Welch Office Hours at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: James Welch   413-737-7756   vanessa.ford@mass.senate.gov
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
Thursday July 17, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Summer Slime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Lajoie   413-263-6858   llajoie@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Experiment with simple household ingredients to make slime.

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

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

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mad Lab: Who Sank the Boat? Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Hrobsky   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Experiment with boat building using simple household materials. Whose boat holds the most cargo? Children 5 - 11 years old are invited to register by calling the Forest Park Branch Library at 263-6843.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
Friday July 18, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
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 July 19, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Summer Sign ups for Football & Cheerleading Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Crystal Mendoza   413-301-8381   cmendoza179@comcast.net
   

Springfield Wildcats youth football and cheerleading sign ups. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
Monday July 21, 2014 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime and Manga Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pyzsnik   263-6828 ext 471   gpyzsnik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We'll discuss the latest anime and manga, work on manga drawing, and more. Meetings in Teen Central will be informal drop-in opportunities for discussion and sharing of favorite books and DVDs. Occasional meetings in the Community Room allow us to watch anime episodes.

Anime & Manga    
    Location: Central Library
Wednesday July 23, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

 


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Thursday July 24, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM U.S. Census Bureau Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cynthia Bunnell   413-783-6695   
   

U.S. Census Bureau annual refresher training. Not library sponsored.

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM PJ StoryTime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne hrobsky   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
Friday July 25, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM U.S. Census Bureau Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cynthia Bunnell   413-783-6695   
   

U.S. Census Bureau annual refresher training. Not library sponsored.

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

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Monday July 28, 2014 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime and Manga Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pyzsnik   263-6828 ext 471   gpyzsnik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We'll discuss the latest anime and manga, work on manga drawing, and more. Meetings in Teen Central will be informal drop-in opportunities for discussion and sharing of favorite books and DVDs. Occasional meetings in the Community Room allow us to watch anime episodes.

Anime & Manga    
    Location: Central Library
Wednesday July 30, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM East Forest Park Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Grodofsky   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Thursday July 31, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mad lab: Blast Off Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Hrobsky   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make a rocket with simple household materials. Children 5 - 11 years old are invited to reigster by calling the Forest Park Branch Library at 263-6843.

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

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Monday August 4, 2014 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime and Manga Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pyzsnik   263-6828 ext 471   gpyzsnik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We'll discuss the latest anime and manga, work on manga drawing, and more. Meetings in Teen Central will be informal drop-in opportunities for discussion and sharing of favorite books and DVDs. Occasional meetings in the Community Room allow us to watch anime episodes.

Anime & Manga    
    Location: Central Library
Wednesday August 6, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM East Springfield Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_Scrabble 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Scrabble Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

Library Commission    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Thursday August 7, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park
Friday August 8, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
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
Monday August 11, 2014 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime and Manga Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pyzsnik   263-6828 ext 471   gpyzsnik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We'll discuss the latest anime and manga, work on manga drawing, and more. Meetings in Teen Central will be informal drop-in opportunities for discussion and sharing of favorite books and DVDs. Occasional meetings in the Community Room allow us to watch anime episodes.

Anime & Manga    
    Location: Central Library
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Tuesday August 12, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Noon Hour Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris Kasputis   413-263-6828 x442   ckasputis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Wednesday August 13, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Family Craft Night Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This month's family craft night features giant bubbles!

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Thursday August 14, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Bubble Mania: Mad Lab Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Experiment making bubbles large and small.

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
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
Monday August 18, 2014 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime and Manga Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pyzsnik   263-6828 ext 471   gpyzsnik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We'll discuss the latest anime and manga, work on manga drawing, and more. Meetings in Teen Central will be informal drop-in opportunities for discussion and sharing of favorite books and DVDs. Occasional meetings in the Community Room allow us to watch anime episodes.

Anime & Manga    
    Location: Central Library
Thursday August 21, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

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

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

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

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

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
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
Monday August 25, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Early Literacy Coalition meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime and Manga Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pyzsnik   263-6828 ext 471   gpyzsnik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We'll discuss the latest anime and manga, work on manga drawing, and more. Meetings in Teen Central will be informal drop-in opportunities for discussion and sharing of favorite books and DVDs. Occasional meetings in the Community Room allow us to watch anime episodes.

Anime & Manga    
    Location: Central Library
Wednesday August 27, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

 


 

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

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday August 28, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park
Friday August 29, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
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
Monday September 1, 2014 Go To Top
misc_usflag Labor Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

 


 

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

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


 

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

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

Library Commission    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Thursday September 4, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

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

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

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Sunday September 7, 2014 Go To Top
z_cust_libgraphic 12:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Central Library Open on Sundays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM State Rehabilitation Council Quarterly Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elaine McHugh   617.204.3665   
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Wednesday September 10, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Thursday September 11, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

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

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

Mason Square Health Task Force meeting. Not library sponsored.

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

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

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Wednesday September 24, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

 


 

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday September 25, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

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

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

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Wednesday October 1, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM East Springfield Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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


 

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

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

Library Commission    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Thursday October 2, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

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

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

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Wednesday October 8, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Thursday October 9, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

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

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
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
Monday October 13, 2014 Go To Top
trans_mayflower Columbus Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

 


 

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

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Thursday October 16, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

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

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

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

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

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

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

 


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Thursday October 23, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

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

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

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Monday October 27, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Early Literacy Coalition meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park
Friday October 31, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Wednesday November 5, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Library Commissioners Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carol   413-263-6828 x290   
   

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Friday November 7, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Tuesday November 11, 2014 Go To Top
misc_usflag Veterans' Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

 


 

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Thursday November 13, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

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

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

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

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Wednesday November 19, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM East Forest Park Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Grodofsky   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
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
Wednesday November 26, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_turkey Thanksgiving Day Eve: All Libraries Close at 5 pm Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

 


 

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

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Wednesday December 3, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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


 

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

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

Library Commission    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Thursday December 4, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

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

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

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

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

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