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Friday May 1, 2015 -  Saturday May 30, 2015 Go To Top
anim_dog1 National Pet Month Donation Drive 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
   

In honor of National Pet Month, the East Forest Park Branch Library will have a drop off donation box for animal care supplies. Help give back to the community and drop off some supplies at our library for animals in need at Thomas J. O’Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center. It's a very easy, simple way to make a contribution and make a diffence in your community.

 

    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_kids Art and ABC's at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

All month long we’ll have drop-in crafts made with letters of the alphabet.

    Location: East Springfield
Monday May 18, 2015 -  Saturday May 30, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil Blackout Poetry and Art Contest Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

1. Photocopy a page from your favorite book, grab a news article, or ask a librarian for books that have been discarded.

2. Find words to create a poem.  Circle them, keeping in mind that the reading will go from left to right, up to down.

3. Use dark paint or markers to blackout the rest of the page and (if you choose) blackout an image from the page.

A gift certificate will be awarded for Best Blackout Poetry and/or Best Blackout Art.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
        There are 50 spaces available.
Tuesday May 26, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Stories at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Attachment and Nurturing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anitza Guadarrama-Tiernan   617-502-8751   anitza.guadarrama-tiernan@state.ma.us
   

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

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

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

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

Drop in between 3 and 5 pm on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday May 27, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

HOLA! HELLO! Le gustaria que sus niños participen en el Club de lectura bilingue, English-Español?. Vamos a reunirnos los Miercoles de 1:30 – 2:30 pm. Traiga a sus niñitos a la biblioteca a cantar, bailar, jugar y conocer nuevos amiguitos. Lo mas importante es que los participantes tendran la oportunidad de escuchara cuentos muy buenos. Este nuevo programa de 60 minutos es apropiado para niños de 1 a 4 años de edad, acompañados de un padre o su niñera. Para registrarse, por favor llame al 413-263-6805. Nos vemos en la biblioteca!

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Springfield Food Policy Council Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Johnetta Baymon   413-263-6500, x6539   johnettab@springfieldpartnersinc.com
   

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

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM LEGO Club at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGO bricks!  Ages 5-12.

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

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.
  
The East Forest Park Book Discussion Group meets every month from 5:30 - 7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month. We select a new book to discuss every month. Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Pajama Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   kmcguirl@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
 
anim_dog1 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM PAWS for Safety 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
   

The Springfield Kennel Club, which was formed in 1922, will be with us in honor of National Pet Month, and will provide a PAWS for SAFETY event. This program is intended as an outreach program within the East Forest Park community. One of the topics to be explored during this presentation will be the benefits of pet ownership. We will discuss the basics for safety with children when approaching and meeting a dog. Safety tips will be introduced as well as many different dog breeds. A couple of dog breeds will be on hand for a safety meet-and-greet demonstration specializing in dog and child/human interaction.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
office_pencil 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Writing Workshop Series: Editing Your Own Writing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 4 spaces available.
Thursday May 28, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   
   

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

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

Create attractive flyers, brochures and more with this popular desktop publishing software. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Donna.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There is 1 space 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   
   

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

Come share your memories and hopes for the future.

Coffee and doughnuts served.

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

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

    Location: Mason Square
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Grief Through Story Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Aphrodite Easton   413-348-3120   aeaston@smith.edu; katie.ricksplace@gmail.com
   

Rick's Place Inc. event to introduce the use of literature as an effective tool in talking with youth about death, dying, and grief. Principal speaker: Aphrodite Easton. Not a library sponsored. 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
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Friday May 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SPS Special Ed. Dept. Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Retchin   413-787-7172   retchinn@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Not library sponsored.

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday May 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Broken on All Sides - Documentary on Mass Incarceration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jafet Robles   413-654-0055   jafet@N2NMA.org
   

Sponsored by Neighbor to Neighbor.  Not a library event. 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Fiction Book Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Are you a teen or tween who likes to read fiction? Join other reading fans once a month to discuss your favorite books. The book for May is The Sisters Grimm: The Fairy Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley. You can sign up ahead of time by calling the branch or just drop in. Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk.

Description of The Sisters Grimm: The Fairy Tale Detectives: Orphans Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are sent to live with an eccentric grandmother that they have always believed to be dead.

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

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

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

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

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

Paper and watercolor paints will be provided.

Tea provided for refreshment.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday June 1, 2015 -  Tuesday June 30, 2015 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette Brightwood Gallery: Artworks from the Riverview Senior Center Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Throughout the month of June, the Brightwood Gallery will display several artworks, including paintings, by the members of the Riverview Senior Center.

Brightwood Gallery    
    Location: Brightwood
Monday June 1, 2015 Go To Top
elect_computer3 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Hi!Tech: Getting Started with Computers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This hands-on workshop reviews basic keyboarding and mousing, and other introductory parts of the computer to get you comfortably started, plus more. No experience necessary. Led by Karen.

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

Drop in between 3 and 5 pm on Mondays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

    Location: Forest Park
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Tuesday June 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM SNAP Outreach Event Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carol Dupre   413-247-9738, x125   carold@foodbankwma.org
   

Outreach event sponsored by the Food Bank of Western MA and AARP.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Creative Writing Quest for Homeschoolers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Stefaniak   413-265-9014   jenabeejo@yahoo.com
   

Western Mass Homeschoolers creative writing class. Not library sponsored.

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

Drop in between 3 and 5 pm on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

 

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_paintpalette02 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Reception for the Brightwood Gallery Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meet the artists from this month's art exhibit in this free reception open to the public. Paintings and drawings will be on display created by the members of the Riverview Senior Center. As a special bonus, one artwork will be raffled off to those in attendance compliments of the Friends of the Library. Refreshments will be furnished by the Department of Elder Affairs. Join us, and take stock in Springfield's abundant talent!

Brightwood Gallery    
    Location: Brightwood
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Cysters Support Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gricely Ruiz   413-505-3500   
   

Not library sponsored.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday June 3, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime at Mason Square Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

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

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

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

 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Hemp History Week, Bringing It Home: Documentary Screening and Signature Drive Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Frank Cincotta   413-886-7135   frankcinco413@gmail.com
   

Public screening of the 50 minute long documentary "Bring It Home," introduced by Frank Cincotta (Environmental Jiustice organizer) and followed by a short talk and signature collection for legislative campaign, as part of Hemp History Week, June 1-7. Sponsored by Arise for Social Justice.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM LEGO Club at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGO bricks!  Ages 5-12.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bring Your Comic Book Character to Life Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Have you created a comic book character or would you like to create one? Prepare your character for their story by learning how to build their personality. Allow experienced writer Theresa Boulrice to guide you through the process of bringing your character to life! For ages 8-19. Preregistration is encouraged but not required; register online or call the branch.

    Location: East Forest Park
        There is 1 space available.
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office_meeting1 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Library Commission Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carol Leaders   413-263-6828 ext 290   cleaders@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

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

Preschool Enrichment Team Technical Assistance. Not library sponosred.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Thursday June 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luis Manzi   413-747-0090, x201   lmanzi@newnorthcc.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Artist's Way at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
elect_video_camera2 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game ON! Video Gaming for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Mason Square
Friday June 5, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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


 

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday June 6, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch Bunch Book Club at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Listen to some stories, engage in a fun activity and enjoy a simple lunch.  Preregistration is highly recommended. This program is intended for ages 5-13. First come, first serve while supplies last.

Sponsored by Faith United Church of Springfield.

 

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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Monday June 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Infant and Toddler Development: What the Research is Telling Us Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anitza Guadarrama-Tiernan   617-502-8751   anitza.guadarrama-tiernan@state.ma.us
   

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_computer3 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Hi!Tech: Continuing with Computers: Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Our Step 2 workshop builds on the first by reviewing standard aspects of basic computing including saving, printing, file organization, and more. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed. Led by Karen.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Mason Square
   
 
office_money_bills_coins 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Campaign Finance Rules & Regulations: For Voters and Candidates Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Canosa Albano   413-263-6828 ext 291   jcanosa@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Candidates and elected officials are required to file paperwork with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts detailing their campaign fundraising and expenditures. Jason Tait, Director of Communications and Public Education for the state’s Department of Office of Campaign and Political Finance will offer training and information to those running for office on filing requirements and document preparation in compliance with the state’s campaign finance laws as well as the role of public employees and officials in campaigns. Voters can learn how to research the database that is compiled from these documents.

Open to candidates, elected officials, and residents of Springfield and surrounding towns with a Fall election season. Elections staff will be on hand to register Springfield residents and help them check their voter status.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 80 spaces available.
Tuesday June 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Noon Hour Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris Kasputis   413-263-6828 ext 442   ckasputis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

This month's selection is Tell the Wolves I’m Home  by Carol Brunt (2012) fiction. 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Creative Writing Quest for Homeschoolers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Stefaniak   413-265-9014   jenabeejo@yahoo.com
   

Western Mass Homeschoolers creative writing class. Not library sponsored.

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

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

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

Learn how to make a tasty snack!

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_handshake 6:00 PM  -  7:35 PM Job Seeker Support Series Kick-Off Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Springfield City Library and Opportunity Services will offer a 10 week series of workshops designed to support those entering the workforce. Sustainable employment happens when individuals are empowered to manage their emotions and are able to choose the right attitude needed for any situation. These workshops will offer a supportive and structured environment for participants to explore the emotional intelligence needed to gain and sustain employment! Participants will learn how to manage anger/anxiety issues, job performance, build confidence, and learn to create flexible, healthy relationships with employers and coworkers. Participants should be able to commit to attending all 10 workshops. Please preregister for these free workshops by calling Sixteen Acres at 413-263-6858 or by filling out the form provided online.

Kat Mangiafico, Supervisor of Supported Employment with Opportunity Services, will discuss the workshops in this kick-off event! Come ready to ask questions and receive answers. Light refreshments will be served.

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

An informal gathering of bibliophiles interested in sharing a love of books, favorite authors, and info on book-related news and events. Tonight's selection is The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday June 10, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM LEGO Club at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGO bricks!  Ages 5-12.

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

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

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
office_pencil 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Writing Workshop Series: Reading to Find Your Own Voice Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 7 spaces available.
Thursday June 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Becoming a Dynamic Group Facilitator Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anitza Guadarrama-Tiernan   617-502-8751   anitza.guadarrama-tiernan@state.ma.us
   

Training sponsored by the Children's Trust. Principal speaker: Haji Shearer.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_computer3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Hi!Tech: Getting Started with Computers at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   kmcguirl@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Springfield
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM The Artist's Way at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
lib_book3 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Magic Tree House Book Club at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join Jack and Annie on their adventures, and enjoy snacks and activities based on each month’s book. The Magic Tree House series, written by Mary Pope Osborne, has fun and educational themes for Level 2 readers. This month we will be exploring book #23 Twister on Tuesday. This adventure will blow you away. That's what Jack and Annie get when the Magic Tree House whisks them to a Midwestern prairie in the 1870's.They land near a one-room schoolhouse and they learn about the hard life of the pioneers. They meet a teenage schoolteacher, some cool kids, and a scary bully. But the biggest and scariest thing is yet to come! Your head will spin when you read Twister on Tuesday. We will also discuss the tornado and its path of fury through our community on June 1, 2011.

Tornadoes and twisters are the exact same thing. People who live in the Tornado Alley States such as Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas nickname tornadoes "twisters" because tornadoes happen a lot there. Twisters is the slang version of tornadoes and many people all over the world use the word twisters when talking about tornadoes. Twisters are weaker than tornadoes.

 

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

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

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

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

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
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Friday June 12, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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


 

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday June 13, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Horror Fiction Book Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Are you a teen or tween who likes to read horror fiction? Once a month join other horror fans to discuss your favorite books. There are 2 books for May: one is the graphic novel (manga) Death Note, volume 1, by Tsugumi Ohba. The other is Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. You may sign up for the book club ahead of time by calling the branch, or just drop in. Copies of the books will be available at the circulation desk.

Description of Death Note, volume 1: When high school student Light Yagami finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a Shinigami death god, he discovers that any person whose name is written in it dies, so Light decides to use the notebook to rid the world of evil.

Description of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: After a family tragedy, Jacob feels compelled to explore an abandoned orphanage on an island off the coast of Wales, discovering disturbing facts about the children who were kept there.

Note: The East Forest Park Branch Library's Horror Fiction Book Club for Teens and Tweens will not be meeting in the month of July; it will resume its usual schedule on the second Saturday of August.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
nat_tulip.GIF 11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Forest Park Reading Garden Party Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a Wonderland Tea Party to celebrate the planting of the Reading Garden.

    Location: Forest Park
 
misc_smiley 11:30 AM  -  2:30 PM Neighborhood Yankee Swap at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   kmcguirl@springfieldlibrary.org
   

What’s old is new again! Bring small, like-new items to swap with your neighbors in this free exchange of household decorations and miscellaneous items. On display will be books on yard sales, recycling, and upcycling as well. Refreshments, compliments of the Friends of the Library, will be offered.

    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Pastel Painting: Scarlet Poppies and Realism Made Easy Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Arts & Crafts    
    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday June 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM COWNT Coalition Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brenda Evans   413-787-6756   bevans@springfieldcityhall.com
   

Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_computer3 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Hi!Tech: Introduction to the Web Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Explore the web and consider standard web conventions to help you find and understand the information you need. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed. Led by Caitlin.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Mason Square
        There are 3 spaces available.
Tuesday June 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Small Business MTC Demos Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jovani Fox   617-626-2113   foxjov@dor.state.ma.us
   

Demonstration/Presentation sponsored by the MA Dept. of Revenue.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Creative Writing Quest for Homeschoolers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Stefaniak   413-265-9014   jenabeejo@yahoo.com
   

Western Mass Homeschoolers creative writing class. Not library sponsored.

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
food_salad 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Tasty Tuesdays at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood    413-263-6805   
   

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Wednesday June 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Read/Write/Now Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Janet Kelly   413-263-6839   jkelly@springfieldlibrary.org
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime at Mason Square Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: East Springfield
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM National Day of Making Celebration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Libraries across the country are becoming "makerspaces," and here in Springfield there are lot of opportunities for teens to create and build. Get introduced to our new 3D printer and software available on our laptops for digital media creation, and enjoy a "making" craft with traditional materials too. Refreshments served!

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM LEGO Club at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGO bricks!  Ages 5-12.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
rec_puzzle_piece 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Sadisticubes for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you enjoy solving puzzles and figuring things out? Join other teens and tweens in mastering the 3-D puzzle known as the sadisticube. Experienced teachers Haven Williams and Jean-Marie Magnier will lead you through the steps to sadisticube success! All supplies will be provided. For ages 8 to 19. Registration is encouraged but not required.

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 10 spaces available.
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office_meeting1 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM East Forest Park Community Night at the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The first of many jointly sponsored events of the East Forest Park Branch and the East Forest Park Civic Association. The three goals of this meeting will be:

1. Familiarize community members with Nextdoor East Forest Park, a social media program that allows neighborhood participation and communication online.  Using a PowerPoint presentation and then allowing for practice on library computers, laptops and other media devices, we will help people sign up and gain basic knowledge of the program.  People who run special interest groups will be present to briefly describe their groups (eg. Cooking, Gardening, Bartering Goods and Services, etc.)

2. Introduce neighborhood members to a new crime watch program for dog walkers and human walkers. The presentation will emphasize how important it is to get to know your neighbors as you walk, run, or bike, and it teaches you to recognize suspicious behavior as you go around the neighborhood. Law enforcement personnel will be present to lead this portion of the program

3. Kick-off participation in the East Forest Park National Night Out event on August 4.  Beth Hogan, East Forest Park Civic Association Vice President, will promote this popular summer event and solicit volunteers.  

Friends and neighbors can gather in the library for a social evening for the betterment of all!  Refreshments provided.

    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday June 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Credit Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stephannie Kirby   413-732-3121, x184   skirby@ywworks.org
   

YWCA of Western Mass credit focused workshop for the community. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_computer3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Hi!Tech: Continuing with Computers at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   kmcguirl@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 Sarah and Kerry.

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Springfield
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM The Artist's Way at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Superhero Training Camp at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Show off your superhero skills! Pass tests of superior strength and dazzling intelligence! When your training is complete, create your superhero I.D. card to make your super status official. Call the branch to register. For ages 5 – 12..

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

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

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

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

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday June 19, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luis Manzi   413-747-0090, x201   lmanzi@newnorthcc.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
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Saturday June 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  3:00 PM PCA Workshop: Adult First Aid/CPR/AED Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linnea Rego   617-284-1216   linnea.rego@1199funds.org
   

1199SEIU TUF Homecare Training Benefit. Principal speaker: Red Cross. Not library sponsored.

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Ekphrasis: Poetic Inspiration from Artworks Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

 

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday June 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF He-RO! Rhyming Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

All of the answers to this week’s clues rhyme with “hero.”  For example, what is something that is cold and white and came to Springfield lots of times last winter?  Come find them all!  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.  

    Location: All Library Locations
Monday June 22, 2015 -  Wednesday July 29, 2015 Go To Top
trans_car Superhero Box Car Challenge Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Calling all Superheroes. Be a part of this exciting family event. Between June 22 and July 29 convert a cardboard box into a Superhero Box Car. This fun family project will provide hours of amusement together. Bring your completed boxcar to the East Forest Park Branch Library on Wednesday, July 29 and take it out for a spin in our parade. Come check out our displayed sample of a Superhero Box Car at the East Forest Park Branch Library. Boxes/supplies not provided by the library.

    Location: East Forest Park
Monday June 22, 2015 -  Friday July 31, 2015 Go To Top
rec_origami_crane Traveling Heroes Paper Dolls Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make a paper doll hero and choose a recipient/address to mail it to or we’ll choose one for you.  The recipient will take photos with the hero over the course of a week and will mail back the hero to the library with photos of their activities. We will then display the returned heroes and photos of their travels here at the library.

    Location: East Springfield
Monday June 22, 2015 -  Saturday August 22, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_red Adult Summer Reading Club begins Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The Adult Summer Reading Club returns in 2015 with a new twist. In addition to the usual chances to read books, attend library programs, write and read reviews, and win prizes, this year's program will also include a new bingo game. Stop by any library branch to pick up your bingo card and speak with a librarian to review how the game works. Join us, your friends and neighbors in this fun and fascinating program throughout the summer!

Adult Summer Reading Club    
    Location: All Library Locations
Monday June 22, 2015 Go To Top
elect_computer3 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Computer Clinic: Focus on Email Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Early Literacy Coalition meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Public Stakeholder Session on Mass Health Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Donna Kymalainen   617-886-8247   
   

Open meeting for Mass. state residents on Mass Health programs, sponsored by UMass Medical School on behalf of Mass Medical. Principal speaker: Daniel Tsai, Assistant Secretary.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM School Age Activities Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joanna Doyle   781-275-2433, x622   jdoyle@clarendonees.org
   

Clarendon Early Education Services training. Principal speaker: Joanna Doyle. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
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Tuesday June 23, 2015 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF He-RO! Rhyming Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

All of the answers to this week’s clues rhyme with “hero.”  For example, what is something that is cold and white and came to Springfield lots of times last winter?  Come find them all!  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.  

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

Join us for stories, songs and a craft!  Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.  Registration required only if you are bringing more than four children.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Comics Hullabaloo 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 to make your own comics and pick up a free comic book! Supplies are limited; call the branch to register. For ages 5-12.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Creative Writing Quest for Homeschoolers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Stefaniak   413-265-9014   jenabeejo@yahoo.com
   

Western Mass Homeschoolers creative writing class. Not library sponsored.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Participants will learn how to manage anger/anxiety issues, job performance, build confidence, and learn to create flexible, healthy relationships with employers and coworkers.

Participants should be able to commit to attending all 10 workshops. Please preregister for these free workshops by calling Sixteen Acres at 413-263-6858 or by filling out the form provided online.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
        There are 13 spaces available.
Wednesday June 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF He-RO! Rhyming Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

All of the answers to this week’s clues rhyme with “hero.”  For example, what is something that is cold and white and came to Springfield lots of times last winter?  Come find them all!  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.  

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Comics Hullabaloo at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us to make your own comics and pick up a free comic book! Supplies are limited; call the branch to register. For ages 5-12.

    Location: Indian Orchard
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misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Springfield Food Policy Council Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Johnetta Baymon   413-263-6500, x6539   johnettab@springfieldpartnersinc.com
   

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

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
trans_firetruck2 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Local Heroes: Firefighters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meet the Springfield L3 firefighting team plus Sparky the Fire Dog! Check out special equipment on a real fire truck. Learn safety tips and the importance of fire escape plans. You’ll be able to ask questions and enjoy ice cream! All ages.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Springfield Health Dept. Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bettye Anderson Frederic   413-787-6761   bafrederic@springfieldcityhall.com
   

Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM LEGO Club at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGO bricks!  Ages 5-12.

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

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer.
  
The East Forest Park Book Discussion Group meets every month from 5:30  - 7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month. We select a new book to discuss every month. Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM HeroCon at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   kmcguirl@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us to celebrate your favorite superheroes at HeroCon. Dress up like your favorite super hero, comic book character or fictional character. Show off your super-human intelligence, play superhero trivia and other fun games. No registration. For ages 5 – 12.

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday June 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF He-RO! Rhyming Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

All of the answers to this week’s clues rhyme with “hero.”  For example, what is something that is cold and white and came to Springfield lots of times last winter?  Come find them all!  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.  

    Location: All Library Locations
Thursday June 25, 2015 -  Wednesday July 29, 2015 Go To Top
nat_house_landscaping.GIF Forest Park Architecture: A Photography Exhibit Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   rduprey@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The Springfield Preservation Trust Preservation Awards honor the people and organizations that are helping to restore historic structures in Springfield. Every year the Trust showcases exemplary properties that represent the best preservation in Springfield over the previous year. Awardees are presented with a plaque that includes images of their restored home and the reasons for the award. Preservation awards are commonly given to properties that have restored the historic look of a building by removing inappropriate siding, repairing or replicating original details, or generally bringing back a building that was in disrepair.

Forest Park Branch Library is happy to exhibit several of the photographs from this year's awards, as well as some from previous years. The exhibit will continue in the Forest Park Community Room (on the lower level) through July 29. Please stop by!

Arts & Photography Exhibits    
    Location: Forest Park
 
nat_house_landscaping.GIF Forest Park Gallery: Changing Architecture and Landscapes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   rduprey@springfieldlibrary.org
   

"Changing Architecture and Landscapes" is an exhibition of architectural and landscape paintings by Janet Stupak, displaying her range of styles and techniques, and photography by Jim Sharrard.

Janet Stupak, Library Community Relations Coordinator, is known for her abstract paintings and is also an accomplished realist painter.

Jim Sharrard is a photographer who lives in Forest Park. His work has been featured in the Springfield Preservation Trust’s calendar, and he has exhibited often in the Springfield area. Some of his works are posted here on Flickr.

An opening reception with light refreshments will be held on June 25 from 6-7:30 p.m.

 

Arts & Photography Exhibits    
    Location: Forest Park
Thursday June 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Credit Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stephannie Kirby   413-732-3121, x184   skirby@ywworks.org
   

YWCA of Western Mass credit focused workshop for the community. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_computer3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Hi!Tech: Introduction to the Web Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   kmcguirl@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 Sarah and Kerry.

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Springfield
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Artist's Way at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
        There are 12 spaces available.
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office_meeting1 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Circle in the Square at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

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

Come share your memories and hopes for the future.

Coffee and doughnuts served.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
ent_sock_puppet.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Build Your Own Baymax Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Create your own puppet of Baymax, from Big Hero 6. Then afterwards stay and enjoy the movie! No registration. For ages 5-12.

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

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

    Location: Mason Square
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Super Team: Big Hero 6 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6828   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

There are a lot of lone wolves in the world of superheroes, but every once in a while a hero movie comes along that reminds us of the awesome value of teamwork.

Join us at the Mason Square Branch for a three-part movie series featuring three different groups of heroes as they battle against evil.

The series starts with Big Hero 6. The movie highlights the special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who then team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes. Rated PG.

Free popcorn served.

Watch the preview here.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
nat_house_landscaping.GIF 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Forest Park Architecture: Its History, Styles, and Influences Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Robert McCarroll, coordinator of the Mattoon Street Arts Festival, and a board member of Springfield Preservation Trust, will be giving a presentation showing some of the unique details of Forest Park Architecture. In addition, there will be an exhibit of the award winners of the Springfield Trust Preservation Awards.

The Springfield Preservation Trust Preservation Awards honor the people and organizations that are helping to restore historic structures in Springfield. Every year the Trust showcases exemplary properties that represent the best preservation in Springfield over the previous year. Awardees are presented with a plaque that includes images of their restored home and the reasons for the award. Preservation awards are commonly given to properties that have restored the historic look of a building by removing inappropriate siding, repairing or replicating original details, or generally bringing back a building that was in disrepair.

Forest Park Branch Library is happy to exhibit several of the photographs from this year's awards, as well as some from previous years.

Arts & Photography Exhibits    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 20 spaces available.
Friday June 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF He-RO! Rhyming Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

All of the answers to this week’s clues rhyme with “hero.”  For example, what is something that is cold and white and came to Springfield lots of times last winter?  Come find them all!  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.  

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

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Preschool Graduation Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tabitha Desplaines   413-263-6500,x6521   tabithad@springfieldpartnersinc.com
   

New Beginnings Child Care Preschool Graduation. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Comic Book Readers' Theater Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Ever wanted to play a superhero? You can! Join us for a readers' theater afternoon. We will read comic book stories together with each reader taking a role in the story! Call 413-263-6840 for more information and to sign up. Preregister by June 17.

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday June 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF He-RO! Rhyming Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

All of the answers to this week’s clues rhyme with “hero.”  For example, what is something that is cold and white and came to Springfield lots of times last winter?  Come find them all!  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.  

    Location: All Library Locations
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lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Fiction Book Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Description of The Mysterious Benedict Society: After passing a series of mind-bending tests, four children are selected for a secret mission that requires them to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules.
 

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
ent_microphone1 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Lasting Peace in the Middle East: A Talk by Former Ambassador Mark Hambley Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The majority of stories coming from the Middle East that dominate America’s news media have not been good news. The headlines and images during many bloody decades of wars have been filled with extreme violence, religious intolerance, poverty, frightened refugees, and battle-scarred towns and cities.

Springfield resident Mark Hambley, former American ambassador in the Middle East, who still visits frequently in the context of his current duties, will share some of his thoughts about this very troubled area of the world.

Mark's impressive diplomatic resume includes representing America in numerous Middle Eastern countries including Qatar, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Libya, Tunisia, and Egypt. His current duties take him to these countries as well as Israel, Palestine, Turkey, Iraq, the Gulf, and on occasion, to Syria several times a year. For more information about Ambassador Hambley, please see this MassLive article.

Please join him for what we hope will be a valuable opportunity to ease your concerns or increase your disquiet -- and perhaps learn a bit more about important Middle Eastern issues than you currently see, hear, or read in the media. These issues include:

** Can Syria, Israel, Egypt, Afghanistan or Iraq have lasting peace?
** What conditions and political issues have led to the rise of the militant groups ISIS and Al-Qaeda?
** Is war with Iran inevitable?
** Can America and Western countries be part of the solution to bringing stability to the Middle East or have they been part of the problem?

A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

Lasting Peace in the Middle East    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
        There are 45 spaces available.
 
ent_microphone1 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM 7 Minutes: Literary Arts Spotlight Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday June 29, 2015 Go To Top
anim_fish_02 Drop-In Craft: Our Hero, Swimmy! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Remember Swimmy, who helped protect the other little fish?  Come design a heroic fish of your own!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
Monday June 29, 2015 -  Thursday July 2, 2015 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 3D Printer Exploration - and More! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop by the branch this week to learn about the Springfield City Library's new 3D printer. Get pointers on how to make simple objects using our materials, and discover how you can become a "maker" by designing your own projects. Check the calendar or call the branch library for more programs for future engineers and designers this week.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_usflag Local Heroes: Saluting our Veterans and Active Duty Military Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make a card to show your appreciation to veterans and active duty military. Drop in during open hours and create a handmade thank you card. All ages.

    Location: Mason Square
 
misc_usflag Local Heroes: Saluting our Veterans and Active Duty Military Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make a card to show your appreciation to veterans and active duty military. Drop in during open hours and create a handmade thank you card. All ages.

    Location: East Forest Park
Monday June 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Grantwriting/Agency Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michelle Geoffroy   413-247-9738   
   

The Food Bank of Western Mass. staff training. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Public Stakeholder Session on Mass Health Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Donna Kymalainen   617-886-8247   
   

Open meeting for Mass. state residents on Mass Health programs, sponsored by UMass Medical School on behalf of Mass Medical. Principal speaker: Daniel Tsai, Assistant Secretary.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_computer3 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Hi!Tech: Introduction to Word Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Mason Square
        There are 2 spaces available.
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misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Pioneer Valley AHEC Pre-Health Summer Academic Program Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kendel Jester   413-787-6757   kjester@springfieldcityhall.com
   

Springfield Department of Health and Human Services program orientation.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM How to Seal Your CORI Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jafet Robles   413-654-0055   jafet@N2NMA.org
   

Program to inform the public about CORI reform. Principal speaker: Anna M. Rice, Attorney, Dismas House of Massachusetts. Sponsored by Neighbor to Neighbor and Western New England College.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama 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   
   

Grab your pajamas and join us for stories, songs, and a snack!  Fun for the whole family.  Stuffed animal friends welcome!  Ages 3-10.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday June 30, 2015 Go To Top
anim_fish_02 Drop-In Craft: Our Hero, Swimmy! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Remember Swimmy, who helped protect the other little fish?  Come design a heroic fish of your own!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

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

Join us for stories, songs and a craft!  Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.  Registration required only if you are bringing more than four children.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_computer3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Hi!Tech: Job Search Basics at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   kmcguirl@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: East Springfield
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Pioneer Valley AHEC Pre-Health Summer Academic Program Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kendel Jester   413-787-6757   kjester@springfieldcityhall.com
   

Springfield Department of Health and Human Services program orientation.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Creative Writing Quest for Homeschoolers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Stefaniak   413-265-9014   jenabeejo@yahoo.com
   

Western Mass Homeschoolers creative writing class. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
misc_star_white_in_red 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Local Hero in Your Life Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Is there someone special in your life you feel is a hero and you would like to make a small gift for and present it?  Well, here's your chance, come into the library and enjoy making a small gift for that person.  You can bring it home and have the pleasure of presenting a gift you made with your very own hands.  Show someone special that you care!  This program is for ages 5-12 but older kids are welcome while supplies last.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
nat_lightning 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Light Painting for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Get ready to celebrate Independence Day by making your own fireworks! Create beautiful designs in the dark with flashlights, rope lighting, and light-up toys and learn to photograph them with the app LongExpo!

Sign up online or call Martha. This program is suggested for ages 11-18.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Participants will learn how to manage anger/anxiety issues, job performance, build confidence, and learn to create flexible, healthy relationships with employers and coworkers.

Participants should be able to commit to attending all 10 workshops. Please preregister for these free workshops by calling Sixteen Acres at 413-263-6858 or by filling out the form provided online.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday July 1, 2015 Go To Top
anim_fish_02 Drop-In Craft: Our Hero, Swimmy! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Remember Swimmy, who helped protect the other little fish?  Come design a heroic fish of your own!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

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

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

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

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

 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
anim_dog1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Local Heroes: Animal Adoption and Care Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

A volunteer from T J O’Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center will be visiting our branch to teach children and teens all about the adoption process and how to be a good pet parent. Miss Jessica will be bringing one of her ambassa-dogs for children to become acquainted with dogs and learn how to greet a dog properly. For  ages 10 and up. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM LEGO Club at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGO bricks!  Ages 5-12.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Stuffed Animal Superhero Costumes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stuffed animals are heroes, too!  Come make a superhero costume for your favorite stuffed animal!

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

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

Library Commissioners    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Find Your Inner Superhero Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Did you know that everyone is extraordinary in some way? Join other teens and tweens to figure out your own super abilities and then use pens, paint, collage, or words to create an image of yourself as a superhero. All supplies will be provided. For ages 10-19.

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 15 spaces available.
Thursday July 2, 2015 Go To Top
anim_fish_02 Drop-In Craft: Our Hero, Swimmy! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Remember Swimmy, who helped protect the other little fish?  Come design a heroic fish of your own!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Credit Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stephannie Kirby   413-732-3121, x184   skirby@ywworks.org
   

YWCA of Western Mass credit focused workshop for the community. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
nat_lightning 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Light Painting for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Get ready to celebrate Independence Day by making your own fireworks!  Create beautiful designs in the dark with flashlights, rope lighting, and light-up toys and learn to photograph the with the app LongExpo!

Sign up online or call the branch. This program is suggested for ages 11-18.

 

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
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office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Artist's Way at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
elect_video_camera2 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game ON! Video Gaming for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Mason Square
Friday July 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag Independence Day (Observed): All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

 

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

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

 

    Location: All Library Locations
Monday July 6, 2015 Go To Top
anim_lion1 Heroic Animal Feats Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Animals have some amazing qualities that make them stand out.  For example, do you know what the most venomous animal living in the water is?  Complete this hunt to see!  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
Monday July 6, 2015 -  Friday July 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag Local Heroes: Saluting our Veteran and Active Duty Military Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make a card to show your appreciation to veteran and active duty military. Drop in during open hours and create a handmade thank you card. All ages.

    Location: Brightwood
Monday July 6, 2015 -  Saturday July 11, 2015 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 3D Printer Exploration - and More! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop by the branch this week to learn about the Springfield City Library's new 3D printer. Get pointers on how to make simple objects using our materials, and discover how you can become a "maker" by designing your own projects. Check the calendar or call the branch library for more programs for future engineers and designers this week.

    Location: Mason Square
Monday July 6, 2015 -  Wednesday July 22, 2015 Go To Top
rec_painters_palette.GIF You're My Hero Art Contest for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

What comes to mind when you hear the word “hero?” Your favorite superhero, an anime hero, or a character in a great teen novel? Someone who’s been a hero by helping youth or saving lives in Springfield? Can you find your own inner hero – everyone has some greatness within!

Contribute to our You’re My Hero art contest by creating a drawing or painting on the theme of heroism. All art works will be displayed in the library, and we’ll have prizes for winners in a variety of categories. Use the library's art materials or your own. Entrants should be between the ages of 11 and 19. For more information, call the branch.

    Location: Brightwood
 
rec_paintpalette You're My Hero Art Contest for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

What comes to mind when you hear the word “hero?” Your favorite superhero, an anime hero, or a character in a great teen novel? Someone who’s been a hero by helping youth or saving lives in Springfield? Can you find your own inner hero – everyone has some greatness within!

Contribute to our You’re My Hero art contest by creating a drawing or painting on the theme of heroism. All art works will be displayed in the library, and we’ll have prizes for winners in a variety of categories. Use the library's art materials or your own. Entrants should be between the ages of 11 and 19. For more information, call 413-263-6828 ext 425.

    Location: Central Library
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF You're My Hero Art Contest for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

What comes to mind when you hear the word “hero?” Your favorite superhero, an anime hero, or a character in a great teen novel? Someone who’s been a hero by helping youth or saving lives in Springfield? Can you find your own inner hero – everyone has some greatness within!

Contribute to our You’re My Hero art contest by creating a drawing or painting on the theme of heroism. All art works will be displayed in the library, and we’ll have prizes for winners in a variety of categories. Use the library's art materials or your own. Entrants should be between the ages of 11 and 19. For more information, call 413-263-6843.

    Location: Forest Park
 
rec_paintpalette You're My Hero Art Contest for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

What comes to mind when you hear the word “hero?” Your favorite superhero, an anime hero, or a character in a great teen novel? Someone who’s been a hero by helping youth or saving lives in Springfield? Can you find your own inner hero – everyone has some greatness within!

Contribute to our You’re My Hero art contest by creating a drawing or painting on the theme of heroism. All art works will be displayed in the library, and we’ll have prizes for winners in a variety of categories. Use the library's art materials or your own. Entrants should be between the ages of 11 and 19. For more information, call the branch.

    Location: Indian Orchard
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rec_painters_palette.GIF You're My Hero Art Contest for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

What comes to mind when you hear the word “hero?” Your favorite superhero, an anime hero, or a character in a great teen novel? Someone who’s been a hero by helping youth or saving lives in Springfield? Can you find your own inner hero – everyone has some greatness within!

Contribute to our You’re My Hero art contest by creating a drawing or painting on the theme of heroism. All art works will be displayed in the library, and we’ll have prizes for winners in a variety of categories. Use the library's art materials or your own. Entrants should be between the ages of 11 and 19. For more information, call the branch.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
Monday July 6, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Ready, Sit, Read! at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We encourage 3-5 year olds (siblings too!) with a parent/caregiver to come in and enjoy seasonal rhymes, songs, finger plays, book-based activities, and - as always - the best in children's books! A staff member from the Home-City-Families organization will provide a craft and share parenting tips. Drop in - no registration necessary. For more information call the branch.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Stained Glass...without the Glass Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Color some beautiful stained “glass” to hang in your windows. This coloring uses vellum paper and sharpies, and goes beyond your ordinary coloring book.  Mondays in July from 11 am - 2 pm. For teens ages 12 and up. Drop in, but supplies are limited so first come first served. For more information please call the branch.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Learn Scratch in a Jif Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations. Come to the Indian Orchard branch MONDAYS, July 6, 13, 20, 27 to join the Scratch community. We will have laptops available for you start your animations, but feel free to bring your own. Reservations required. For tweens and teens ages 11 and up. Limited to 7 participants. Please call 413-263-6846 to save your spot.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama 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   
   

Grab your pajamas and join us for stories, songs, and a snack!  Fun for the whole family.  Stuffed animal friends welcome!  Ages 3-10.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday July 7, 2015 Go To Top
anim_lion1 Heroic Animal Feats Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Animals have some amazing qualities that make them stand out.  For example, do you know what the most venomous animal living in the water is?  Complete this hunt to see!  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.

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

Join us for stories, songs and a craft!  Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.  Registration required only if you are bringing more than four children.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
nat_lightning 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Light Painting for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrate Independence Day by making your own fireworks! Create beautiful designs in the dark with flashlights, rope lighting, and light-up toys and learn to photograph them with the app LongExpo!

Sign up online or call the branch. This program is suggested for ages 11-18.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Pivot - The Next Step in Animation Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   MAust-Anastasi@SpringfieldLibrary.org
   

If you are ready to take your animations to the next level come to the Indian Orchard branch on Tuesdays in July. We will be experimenting with PIVOT, the next level in animation programs. For intermediate animators. We will have laptops available for you start your animations, but you are welcome to bring your own. Reservations required. For tweens and teens ages 11 and up. Limited to 7 participants. Please call 413-263-6846 to save your spot.

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Make Your Own Superhero Cape Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make and decorate your own superhero cape.

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

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

Participants will learn how to manage anger/anxiety issues, job performance, build confidence, and learn to create flexible, healthy relationships with employers and coworkers.

Participants should be able to commit to attending all 10 workshops. Please preregister for these free workshops by calling Sixteen Acres at 413-263-6858 or by filling out the form provided online.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday July 8, 2015 Go To Top
anim_lion1 Heroic Animal Feats Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Animals have some amazing qualities that make them stand out.  For example, do you know what the most venomous animal living in the water is?  Complete this hunt to see!  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
ent_masks_color 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Unmask: Make A Superhero Mask Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come and expose your inner secret by designing your own superhero felt mask.  Who will you become when your mask is on?  Be as creative as you would like when doing this activity.  Come on and be a superhero for a day.  This program is for teens and tweens.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make Your own Avatar with Wikki Stix! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make Your Own Avatar using Wikki Stix! What are Wikki Stix? Wikki Stix are made of hand-knitting yarn enhanced with a non-toxic wax, the kind used in bubble gum and lipstick. Sticky yarn! This event is for tweens and teens ages 11 and up. Preregistration is not required however supplies will be limited. First come, first served! For more information please call the branch.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_camera 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Unmasked: Maskmaking and Photo Shoot for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Unmask your inner hero (or villain) as you create a mask using our materials. Grab some costume elements and props from our collection (or bring your own); pose for a photo or two to post in the library or share on social media if you like! Suggested for ages 12-19.

    Location: Mason Square
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Steampunk Superheroes: Make a Superhero/Heroine Medallion Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Using a variety of materials and your imagination, honor your favorite superhero or heroine by creating a medallion. All materials including steampunk paraphernalia will be provided, however, please feel free to bring any "gadgets" you like. Sign up online or call Martha at 413-263-6828 ext 425.

Medallion from DeviantArt.net

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Superhero LEGO Creations Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Week 1: Shocking Circuitry Science – Get amped up to explore electricity and circuits, then put what you know into practice with your very own electrical creations.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
rec_swords.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Percy Jackson Celebration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a celebration of the Percy Jackson stories with games, snacks, and a costume contest! Come dressed as your favorite Percy Jackson character or figure from Greek mythology. Registration recommended, as space is limited. Call 413-263-6840 for more information. Ages 9 and up.

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday July 9, 2015 Go To Top
anim_lion1 Heroic Animal Feats Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Animals have some amazing qualities that make them stand out.  For example, do you know what the most venomous animal living in the water is?  Complete this hunt to see!  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
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ent_manga_girl.GIF 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Comics Hullabaloo at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres    413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us to make your own comics and pick up a free comic book! Supplies are limited; call the branch to register. For ages 5-12.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Artist's Way at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Blender - The Ultimate in Animation Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Blender is a free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation. If you are ready to take your animations to the next level try Blender. We will have laptops available, but you are free to bring your own. Reservations required. For tweens and teens ages 11 and up. Limited to 7 participants.  Please call 413-263-6846 to save your spot.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM HeroCon at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us to celebrate your favorite superheroes at HeroCon. Dress up like your favorite super hero, comic book character or fictional character. Show off your super-human intelligence, play superhero trivia and other fun games. No registration. For ages 5 – 12.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM YOU Can Be a Superhero! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make your very own superhero cape and mask to take home. Take your picture in front of our cityscape backdrop and more!

    Location: Mason Square
 
school_chemistry2 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Super Mad Lab: Bubble Mania Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Calling bubble scientists! Can you bounce a soap bubble? Have you tried a foamerator? Join us in the Reading Garden to experiment with soap bubbles, the perfect summer fun.

If the weather is rainy, we will meet in the Community Room.

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

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

    Location: Mason Square
 
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 July 10, 2015 Go To Top
anim_lion1 Heroic Animal Feats Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Animals have some amazing qualities that make them stand out.  For example, do you know what the most venomous animal living in the water is?  Complete this hunt to see!  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
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Saturday July 11, 2015 Go To Top
anim_lion1 Heroic Animal Feats Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Animals have some amazing qualities that make them stand out.  For example, do you know what the most venomous animal living in the water is?  Complete this hunt to see!  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM DIY Tech Tools for Museums and Historic Sites Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maggie Humberston   413-314-6411   mhumberston@springfieldmuseums.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM DIY Tech Tools for Museums and Historic Sites Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maggie Humberston   413-263-6800   MHumberston@springfieldmuseums.org
   

Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Comics Hullabaloo at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   kmcguirl@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us to make your own comics and pick up a free comic book! Supplies are limited; call the branch to register. For ages 5-12.

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

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

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

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

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

Paper and watercolor paints will be provided.

Tea provided for refreshment.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday July 13, 2015 Go To Top
ent_manga_girl.GIF Drop-In Craft: Superheroes Roam the City Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

What would your day be like if you met a superhero on the street?   Make your own 3-D superhero scene and find out!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
Monday July 13, 2015 -  Saturday July 18, 2015 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 3D Printer Exploration - and More! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop by the branch this week to learn about the Springfield City Library's new 3D printer. Get pointers on how to make simple objects using our materials, and discover how you can become a "maker" by designing your own projects. Check the calendar or call the branch library for more programs for future engineers and designers this week.

    Location: Central Library
Monday July 13, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Ready, Sit, Read! at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We encourage 3-5 year olds (siblings too!) with a parent/caregiver to come in and enjoy seasonal rhymes, songs, finger plays, book-based activities, and - as always - the best in children's books! A staff member from the Home-City-Families organization will provide a craft and share parenting tips. Drop in - no registration necessary. For more information call the branch.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Stained Glass...without the Glass Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Color some beautiful stained “glass” to hang in your windows. This coloring uses vellum paper and sharpies, and goes beyond your ordinary coloring book.  Mondays in July from 11 am - 2 pm. For teens ages 12 and up. Drop in, but supplies are limited so first come first served. For more information please call the branch.

    Location: Indian Orchard
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misc_scissors 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Unmask a Superhero Chair Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Unmask the inner beauty of an ordinary chair and turn it into a superhero chair you will be proud of.  Using fabric and other materials you will uncover a one-of-a-kind superhero chair that will be displayed in the library for others to see and enjoy.  Come and take part of this creation. You can even take pictures in your finished product. All participants' names will be displayed on a poster in the library.   

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Learn Scratch in a Jif Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations. Come to the Indian Orchard branch MONDAYS, July 6, 13, 20, 27 to join the Scratch community. We will have laptops available for you start your animations, but feel free to bring your own. Reservations required. For tweens and teens ages 11 and up. Limited to 7 participants. Please call 413-263-6846 to save your spot.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama 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   
   

Grab your pajamas and join us for stories, songs, and a snack!  Fun for the whole family.  Stuffed animal friends welcome!  Ages 3-10.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday July 14, 2015 Go To Top
ent_manga_girl.GIF Drop-In Craft: Superheroes Roam the City Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

What would your day be like if you met a superhero on the street?   Make your own 3-D superhero scene and find out!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

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

Join us for stories, songs and a craft!  Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.  Registration required only if you are bringing more than four children.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Noon Hour Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris Kasputis   413-263-6828 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 One Plus One: a novel by Jojo Moyes (2014) fiction. 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
food_salad 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Tasty Tuesdays at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Learn how to make a tasty snack!

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

Forest Park    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
anim_dog1 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Local Heroes: Visit with a Police Dog Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   kmcguirl@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Neighborhood Police Officer Mark Kenney will visit the library with one of the dogs from the Police Department's K-9 unit. All ages.

    Location: East Springfield
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Every Hero Needs a Cape! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make and decorate your own superhero cape. Use paint, markers, glue and felt to make a one-of-a-kind cape. All materials will be provided. For children ages 2-11. Materials are limited, so first come, first served. For more information please call the branch.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Pivot - The Next Step in Animation Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   MAust-Anastasi@SpringfieldLibrary.org
   

If you are ready to take your animations to the next level come to the Indian Orchard branch on Tuesdays in July. We will be experimenting with PIVOT, the next level in animation programs. For intermediate animators. We will have laptops available for you start your animations, but you are welcome to bring your own. Reservations required. For tweens and teens ages 11 and up. Limited to 7 participants. Please call 413-263-6846 to save your spot.

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_star_white_in_red 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Local Hero in Your Life Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Is there someone special in your life you feel is a hero and you would like to make a small gift for and present it?  Well, here's your chance, come into the library and enjoy making a small gift for that person.  You can bring it home and have the pleasure of presenting a gift you made with your very own hands.  Show someone special that you care!  This program is for ages 5-12 but older kids are welcome while supplies last.

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

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

Participants will learn how to manage anger/anxiety issues, job performance, build confidence, and learn to create flexible, healthy relationships with employers and coworkers.

Participants should be able to commit to attending all 10 workshops. Please preregister for these free workshops by calling Sixteen Acres at 413-263-6858 or by filling out the form provided online.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday July 15, 2015 Go To Top
ent_manga_girl.GIF Drop-In Craft: Superheroes Roam the City Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

What would your day be like if you met a superhero on the street?   Make your own 3-D superhero scene and find out!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Steampunk Superheroes: Make a Superhero/Heroine Medallion Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Using a variety of materials and your imagination, honor your favorite superhero or heroine by creating a medallion. All materials including steampunk paraphernalia will be provided, however, please feel free to bring any "gadgets" you like. Sign up online or call the branch. Sign up online or call the branch.

Medallion from DeviantArt.net

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Comics Hullabaloo at Brightwood Branch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us to make your own comics and pick up a free comic book! Supplies are limited; call the branch to register. For ages 5-12.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
ent_masks_color 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Make Your Own Superhero Mask Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Have you ever dreamed of being a superhero? You can look like one by designing your very own superhero mask. This program is for ages 4 - 18. Come unmask your creativity and make a mask to take home, using our super materials. Superheroes can inspire us to be greater and be the do-gooders in the world. Materials are  limited, so first come, first served.

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

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

Week 2: Construction Science – We will delve into the workings of engineering and structural design, and then test ourselves with colossal building challenges.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Thursday July 16, 2015 Go To Top
ent_manga_girl.GIF Drop-In Craft: Superheroes Roam the City Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

What would your day be like if you met a superhero on the street?   Make your own 3-D superhero scene and find out!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Artist's Way at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Blender - The Ultimate in Animation Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Blender is a free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation. If you are ready to take your animations to the next level try Blender. We will have laptops available, but you are free to bring your own. Reservations required. For tweens and teens ages 11 and up. Limited to 7 participants.  Please call 413-263-6846 to save your spot.

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

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

    Location: Mason Square
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Comics Hullabaloo at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us to make your own comics and pick up a free comic book! Supplies are limited; call the branch to register. For ages 5-12.

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

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

Families are invited to celebrate long summer evenings and share great stories, fun and a bedtime snack.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
Friday July 17, 2015 Go To Top
ent_manga_girl.GIF Drop-In Craft: Superheroes Roam the City Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

What would your day be like if you met a superhero on the street?   Make your own 3-D superhero scene and find out!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday July 18, 2015 Go To Top
ent_manga_girl.GIF Drop-In Craft: Superheroes Roam the City Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

What would your day be like if you met a superhero on the street?   Make your own 3-D superhero scene and find out!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  3:00 PM PCA Workshop: Adult First Aid/CPR/AED Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linnea Rego   617-284-1216   linnea.rego@1199funds.org
   

1199SEIU TUF Homecare Training Benefit. Principal speaker: Red Cross. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
ent_filmproj 12:00 PM  -  2:15 PM Page to Screen: To Kill a Mockingbird Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrate the release of Go Set a Watchman, the long-awaited sequel to Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning autobiographical novel To Kill a Mockingbird, with a screening of the 1962 film adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird.

Set in a small Alabama town in the 1930s, the story focuses on scrupulously honest, highly respected lawyer Atticus Finch, magnificently embodied by Gregory Peck. Finch puts his career on the line when he agrees to represent Tom Robinson (Brock Peters), a black man accused of rape. The trial and the events surrounding it are seen through the eyes of Finch's six-year-old daughter Scout (Mary Badham).

Light refreshments will be served. Copies of Go Set a Watchman and To Kill a Mockingbird will be available for checkout after the screening.

 

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday July 20, 2015 Go To Top
food_ice cream cone Scavenger Hunt: Saving the World? Savor a Treat! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263.6828 ext 201   
   

How well do you know your summer treats?  For example, which treat is sweet and creamy and can be found in a cone?  Come in and identify them all!  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
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Monday July 20, 2015 -  Saturday July 25, 2015 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 3D Printer Exploration - and More! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop by the branch this week to learn about the Springfield City Library's new 3D printer. Get pointers on how to make simple objects using our materials, and discover how you can become a "maker" by designing your own projects. Check the calendar or call the branch library for more programs for future engineers and designers this week.

    Location: East Springfield
Monday July 20, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Ready, Sit, Read! at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We encourage 3-5 year olds (siblings too!) with a parent/caregiver to come in and enjoy seasonal rhymes, songs, finger plays, book-based activities, and - as always - the best in children's books! A staff member from the Home-City-Families organization will provide a craft and share parenting tips. Drop in - no registration necessary. For more information call the branch.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Stained Glass...without the Glass Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Color some beautiful stained “glass” to hang in your windows. This coloring uses vellum paper and sharpies, and goes beyond your ordinary coloring book.  Mondays in July from 11 am - 2 pm. For teens ages 12 and up. Drop in, but supplies are limited so first come first served. For more information please call the branch.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Public Stakeholder Session on Mass Health Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Donna Kymalainen   617-886-8247   
   

Open meeting for Mass. state residents on Mass Health programs, sponsored by UMass Medical School on behalf of Mass Medical. Principal speaker: Daniel Tsai, Assistant Secretary.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Learn Scratch in a Jif Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations. Come to the Indian Orchard branch MONDAYS, July 6, 13, 20, 27 to join the Scratch community. We will have laptops available for you start your animations, but feel free to bring your own. Reservations required. For tweens and teens ages 11 and up. Limited to 7 participants. Please call 413-263-6846 to save your spot.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama 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   
   

Grab your pajamas and join us for stories, songs, and a snack!  Fun for the whole family.  Stuffed animal friends welcome!  Ages 3-10.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday July 21, 2015 Go To Top
food_ice cream cone Scavenger Hunt: Saving the World? Savor a Treat! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263.6828 ext 201   
   

How well do you know your summer treats?  For example, which treat is sweet and creamy and can be found in a cone?  Come in and identify them all!  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.

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

Join us for stories, songs and a craft!  Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.  Registration required only if you are bringing more than four children.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_clock_alarm 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Minute to Win It Challenge for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Unmask your hidden talents! Try these fun, fast-paced challenges using household items and discover what you can do!

This program is intended for teens and tweens. Register online or call the branch.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Pivot - The Next Step in Animation Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   MAust-Anastasi@SpringfieldLibrary.org
   

If you are ready to take your animations to the next level come to the Indian Orchard branch on Tuesdays in July. We will be experimenting with PIVOT, the next level in animation programs. For intermediate animators. We will have laptops available for you start your animations, but you are welcome to bring your own. Reservations required. For tweens and teens ages 11 and up. Limited to 7 participants. Please call 413-263-6846 to save your spot.

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
food_salad 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Tasty Tuesdays at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood    413-263-6805   
   

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
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ent_manga_girl.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Make Your Own Superhero Bracelet or Cuffs Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make and decorate your own superhero or superheroine wristbands!

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

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

Participants will learn how to manage anger/anxiety issues, job performance, build confidence, and learn to create flexible, healthy relationships with employers and coworkers.

Participants should be able to commit to attending all 10 workshops. Please preregister for these free workshops by calling Sixteen Acres at 413-263-6858 or by filling out the form provided online.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday July 22, 2015 Go To Top
food_ice cream cone Scavenger Hunt: Saving the World? Savor a Treat! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263.6828 ext 201   
   

How well do you know your summer treats?  For example, which treat is sweet and creamy and can be found in a cone?  Come in and identify them all!  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Heroes on Screen: Guardians of the Galaxy Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us in the Community Room for a screening of Guardians of the Galaxy!

Watch as a group of interstellar outlaws team up to save the galaxy from a villain who seeks ultimate power in this comic book space adventure from Marvel Studios. Rated PG-13.

Popcorn will be served!

 

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Springfield Food Policy Council Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Johnetta Baymon   413-263-6500, x6539   johnettab@springfieldpartnersinc.com
   

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

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM HeroCon at Brightwood Branch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us to celebrate your favorite superheroes at HeroCon. Dress up like your favorite super hero, comic book character or fictional character. Show off your super-human intelligence, play superhero trivia and other fun games. No registration. For ages 5 – 12.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Superhero Training Camp at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Show off your superhero skills! Pass tests of superior strength and dazzling intelligence! When your training is complete, create your superhero I.D. card to make your super status official. Call the branch to register. For ages 5 – 12.

    Location: East Springfield
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Make Your Own Superhero Cape Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maureen Tipton   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

No superhero is complete without a cape. So come in and pick out a cape and personalize it as the superhero you want to be. Unmask your creativity and make your very own superhero cape to fly home in. You can be a superhero with style. Materials are limited, so first come, first served. For ages 4-11.

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

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

Week 3: Bubble Science – Explore the states of matter of air and gas with bubbles, and experiment with your own crazy bubble activities.

 

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Thursday July 23, 2015 Go To Top
food_ice cream cone Scavenger Hunt: Saving the World? Savor a Treat! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263.6828 ext 201   
   

How well do you know your summer treats?  For example, which treat is sweet and creamy and can be found in a cone?  Come in and identify them all!  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
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office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Artist's Way at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
        There are 12 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   
   

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

Come share your memories and hopes for the future.

Coffee and doughnuts served.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_computer3 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Hi!Tech: Introduction to Word Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828, x213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Mason Square
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Blender - The Ultimate in Animation Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Blender is a free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation. If you are ready to take your animations to the next level try Blender. We will have laptops available, but you are free to bring your own. Reservations required. For tweens and teens ages 11 and up. Limited to 7 participants.  Please call 413-263-6846 to save your spot.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM HeroCon at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres    413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us to celebrate your favorite superheroes at HeroCon. Dress up like your favorite super hero, comic book character or fictional character. Show off your super-human intelligence, play superhero trivia and other fun games. No registration. For ages 5 – 12.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
elect_camera 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Unmasked: Maskmaking and Photo Shoot for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Unmask your inner hero (or villain) as you create a mask using our materials. Grab some costume elements and props from our collection (or bring your own); pose for a photo or two to post in the library or share on social media if you like! Suggested for ages 12-19.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
rec_scissors&glue 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Amazing Sound-Effect Headbands Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-2633-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come in and enjoy making your own amazing sound effect headbands.  Using poster paper, markers, paint and other materials, create a unique comics-inspired headband – you’ll look FANTASTIC!! This great program is for teens and tweens.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_tshirt 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Make Your Own Incredibles Costume Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Transform yourself into an "Incredibles" superhero! Wear a red shirt or come as you are. Make a felt logo, attach it to your shirt, put on your mask and get ready to defend the world! For ages 5-12.

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

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

    Location: Mason Square
 
office_pencil 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM How to Write a Book Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Two-Part Writing Workshop

Join us for two writing workshops led by Haven Williams, MSEd & author of Perforated Fiber, and designed for people interested in writing a book from start to finish. Both workshops will feature practical writing exercises to get the creativity flowing.

The first workshop (Part 1 on July 23) will focus on developing ideas, outlining your work, and organizing a story.

Part 2 (July 30) will focus on developing characters, setting, and story scenes.

Writers of all levels of experiences encouraged to attend!

Program will meet in the Children's Workroom. Registration is required. Sign up online or call the branch.

 

    Location: Mason Square
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Super Team: The Incredibles Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6828   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

There are a lot of lone wolves in the world of superheroes, but every once in a while a hero movie comes along that reminds us of the awesome value of teamwork.

Join us at the Mason Square Branch for a three-part movie series featuring three different groups of heroes as they battle against evil.

We'll be showing The Incredibles as part two of the series. Watch as a family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world  Rated PG.

Free popcorn served.

Watch the preview here.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday July 24, 2015 Go To Top
food_ice cream cone Scavenger Hunt: Saving the World? Savor a Treat! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263.6828 ext 201   
   

How well do you know your summer treats?  For example, which treat is sweet and creamy and can be found in a cone?  Come in and identify them all!  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
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
 
ent_masks_color 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make Your Own Superhero Mask Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Have you ever dreamed of being a superhero? You can look like one by designing your very own superhero mask. All supplies provided. For ages 4-18. This program is designed for tweens and teens as well.

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday July 25, 2015 Go To Top
food_ice cream cone Scavenger Hunt: Saving the World? Savor a Treat! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263.6828 ext 201   
   

How well do you know your summer treats?  For example, which treat is sweet and creamy and can be found in a cone?  Come in and identify them all!  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Fiction Book Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Are you a teen or tween who likes to read fiction? Join other reading fans once a month to discuss your favorite books. The book for July is The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente. You can sign up ahead of time by calling the branch or just drop in. Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk.

Description of The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making: Twelve-year-old September's ordinary life in Omaha turns into adventure when a Green Wind takes her to Fairyland to retrieve a talisman the new and fickle Marquess wants from the enchanted woods.

Note: The East Forest Park Branch Library's Fiction Book Club for Teens and Tweens will not be meeting in the month of August; it will resume its usual schedule on the last Saturday of September.

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

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

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

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

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

Paper and watercolor paints will be provided.

Tea provided for refreshment.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday July 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_balloons Drop-In Craft: Escape! (in a Hot Air Balloon!) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Who needs to escape: the Hero or the Villain?  Make a hot air balloon and decide for yourself!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
Monday July 27, 2015 -  Saturday August 1, 2015 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 3D Printer Exploration - and More! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop by the branch this week to learn about the Springfield City Library's new 3D printer. Get pointers on how to make simple objects using our materials, and discover how you can become a "maker" by designing your own projects. Check the calendar or call the branch library for more programs for future engineers and designers this week.

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

We encourage 3-5 year olds (siblings too!) with a parent/caregiver to come in and enjoy seasonal rhymes, songs, finger plays, book-based activities, and - as always - the best in children's books! A staff member from the Home-City-Families organization will provide a craft and share parenting tips. Drop in - no registration necessary. For more information call the branch.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
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nat_rainbow_2.GIF 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Stained Glass...without the Glass Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Color some beautiful stained “glass” to hang in your windows. This coloring uses vellum paper and sharpies, and goes beyond your ordinary coloring book.  Mondays in July from 11 am - 2 pm. For teens ages 12 and up. Drop in, but supplies are limited so first come first served. For more information please call the branch.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Public Stakeholder Session on Mass Health Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Donna Kymalainen   617-886-8247   
   

Open meeting for Mass. state residents on Mass Health programs, sponsored by UMass Medical School on behalf of Mass Medical. Principal speaker: Daniel Tsai, Assistant Secretary.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Make a Superhero Bracelet or Cuffs Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibary.org
   

Every hero has his or her own colors. Make a bracelet or cuff with your own superhero colors! Open to all children and teens ages 5 and up.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Learn Scratch in a Jif Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations. Come to the Indian Orchard branch MONDAYS, July 6, 13, 20, 27 to join the Scratch community. We will have laptops available for you start your animations, but feel free to bring your own. Reservations required. For tweens and teens ages 11 and up. Limited to 7 participants. Please call 413-263-6846 to save your spot.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama 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   
   

Grab your pajamas and join us for stories, songs, and a snack!  Fun for the whole family.  Stuffed animal friends welcome!  Ages 3-10.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday July 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_balloons Drop-In Craft: Escape! (in a Hot Air Balloon!) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Who needs to escape: the Hero or the Villain?  Make a hot air balloon and decide for yourself!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

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

Join us for stories, songs and a craft!  Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.  Registration required only if you are bringing more than four children.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Pivot - The Next Step in Animation Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   MAust-Anastasi@SpringfieldLibrary.org
   

If you are ready to take your animations to the next level come to the Indian Orchard branch on Tuesdays in July. We will be experimenting with PIVOT, the next level in animation programs. For intermediate animators. We will have laptops available for you start your animations, but you are welcome to bring your own. Reservations required. For tweens and teens ages 11 and up. Limited to 7 participants. Please call 413-263-6846 to save your spot.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
z_cust_mcteen 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Make Your Mark: Carve a Superhero Stamp Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every hero needs a symbol! Teens are invited to learn the art of stamp carving, and make a stamp of your favorite super hero logo…or design your own! You’ll be able to take the stamp you make home! Preregistration is required. Call 413-263-6840 for more information.

    Location: East Springfield
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Superhero LEGO Creations Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Participants will learn how to manage anger/anxiety issues, job performance, build confidence, and learn to create flexible, healthy relationships with employers and coworkers.

Participants should be able to commit to attending all 10 workshops. Please preregister for these free workshops by calling Sixteen Acres at 413-263-6858 or by filling out the form provided online.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
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Wednesday July 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_balloons Drop-In Craft: Escape! (in a Hot Air Balloon!) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Who needs to escape: the Hero or the Villain?  Make a hot air balloon and decide for yourself!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Upcycled Comics Cuffs Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come in and enjoy making a comic book super hero plastic bangle bracelet.  Wear it and unmask your inner super powers.  All that’s required for this activity is plastic bottles, pictures of your choice, glue or clear nail polish and scissors. This is a fun and easy no cost craft boys and girls will enjoy making and wearing home. Come on show off those super powers.  This program is designed for Teens and Tweens.   

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM HeroCon at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us to celebrate your favorite superheroes at HeroCon. Dress up like your favorite super hero, comic book character or fictional character. Show off your super-human intelligence, play superhero trivia and other fun games. No registration. For ages 5 – 12.

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

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

Week 4: Rocket Science – Learn about rocket design and flight, then create and fly your own awesome rocket creation!

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

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss The Orphans of Race Point by Patry Francis.
  
The East Forest Park Book Discussion Group meets every month from 5:30 - 7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month. We select a new book to discuss every month. Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
trans_car 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Superhero Box Car Parade Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Be a part of this fun family summer event. Bring in and enter your own homemade Superhero Box Car and be part of the parade on Wednesday, July 29. Refreshments to follow parade.

    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday July 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_balloons Drop-In Craft: Escape! (in a Hot Air Balloon!) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Who needs to escape: the Hero or the Villain?  Make a hot air balloon and decide for yourself!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Artist's Way at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Blender - The Ultimate in Animation Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Blender is a free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation. If you are ready to take your animations to the next level try Blender. We will have laptops available, but you are free to bring your own. Reservations required. For tweens and teens ages 11 and up. Limited to 7 participants.  Please call 413-263-6846 to save your spot.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make a Superhero Bracelet or Cuffs Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every hero has his or her own colors. Make a bracelet or cuff with your own super hero colors! Open to all children and teens ages 5 and up. Supplies are limited, so come early! For more information please call the branch.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Superhero Training Camp at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Show off your superhero skills! Pass tests of superior strength and dazzling intelligence! When your training is complete, create your superhero I.D. card to make your super status official. Call the branch to register. For ages 5 – 12.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 30 spaces available.
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rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Mason Square
 
ent_filmproj 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Heroes on Screen: The Dark Knight Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Mason Square Branch for a three-part superhero film series.

The series kicks off with Christopher Nolan's Gotham City epic, The Dark Knight, featuring Batman's battle against the Joker. Rated PG-13.

Pizza and popcorn served for free.

Check out the preview here.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
office_pencil 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM How to Write a Book Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Two-Part Writing Workshop

Join us for two writing workshops led by Haven Williams, MSEd & author of Perforated Fiber, and designed for people interested in writing a book from start to finish. Both workshops will feature practical writing exercises to get the creativity flowing.

The first workshop (Part 1 on July 23) will focus on developing ideas, outlining your work, and organizing a story.

Part 2 (July 30) will focus on developing characters, setting, and story scenes.

Writers of all levels of experiences encouraged to attend!

Program will meet in the Children's Workroom. Registration is required. Sign up online or call the branch.

 

    Location: Mason Square
        There are 11 spaces available.
Friday July 31, 2015 Go To Top
misc_balloons Drop-In Craft: Escape! (in a Hot Air Balloon!) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Who needs to escape: the Hero or the Villain?  Make a hot air balloon and decide for yourself!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday August 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_balloons Drop-In Craft: Escape! (in a Hot Air Balloon!) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Who needs to escape: the Hero or the Villain?  Make a hot air balloon and decide for yourself!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday August 3, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_witch_hat.GIF A Hero or a Villain? Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Someone helped Little Red Riding Hood get out of the wolf’s belly.  Who was it?  Was that person a hero or a villain?  Come identify these well-known storybook characters and decide for yourself!  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
Monday August 3, 2015 -  Saturday August 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag Local Heroes: Saluting our Veteran and Active Duty Military Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make a card to show your appreciation to veteran and active duty military. Drop in during open hours and create a handmade thank you card. All ages.

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

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

 

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

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

 

 

    Location: Indian Orchard
Monday August 3, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Ready, Sit, Read! at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We encourage 3-5 year olds (siblings too!) with a parent/caregiver to come in and enjoy seasonal rhymes, songs, finger plays, book-based activities, and - as always - the best in children's books! A staff member from the Home-City-Families organization will provide a craft and share parenting tips. Drop in - no registration necessary. For more information call the branch.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Superhero LEGO Creations Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

August 3,10,17, 24, 2-3 pm at Indian Orchard Branch Library

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama 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   
   

Grab your pajamas and join us for stories, songs, and a snack!  Fun for the whole family.  Stuffed animal friends welcome!  Ages 3-10.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday August 4, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_witch_hat.GIF A Hero or a Villain? Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Someone helped Little Red Riding Hood get out of the wolf’s belly.  Who was it?  Was that person a hero or a villain?  Come identify these well-known storybook characters and decide for yourself!  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.

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

Join us for stories, songs and a craft!  Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.  Registration required only if you are bringing more than four children.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
ent_masks_color 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Super Style: Make a mask for you and your plush animal friend Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

What is your superhero style? Bring your favorite plush animal or doll and make a mask for yourself and your pal.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
elect_camera 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Unmasked: Maskmaking and Photo Shoot for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Unmask your inner hero (or villain) as you create a mask using our materials. Grab some costume elements and props from our collection (or bring your own); pose for a photo or two to post in the library or share on social media if you like! Suggested for ages 12-19.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
z_cust_mcteen 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Make Your Mark: Carve a Superhero Stamp Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every hero needs a symbol! Teens are invited to learn the art of stamp carving, and make a stamp of your favorite super hero logo…or design your own! You’ll be able to take the stamp you make home! Preregistration is required. Call 413-263-6840 for more information.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday August 5, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_witch_hat.GIF A Hero or a Villain? Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Someone helped Little Red Riding Hood get out of the wolf’s belly.  Who was it?  Was that person a hero or a villain?  Come identify these well-known storybook characters and decide for yourself!  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.

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

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

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

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

 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make Your own Avatar with Wikki Stix! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make Your Own Avatar using Wikki Stix! What are Wikki Stix? Wikki Stix are made of hand-knitting yarn enhanced with a non-toxic wax, the kind used in bubble gum and lipstick. Sticky yarn! This event is for tweens and teens ages 11 and up. Preregistration is not required however supplies will be limited. First come, first served! For more information please call the branch.

    Location: Mason Square
 
trans_car 4:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Superhero Box Car Parade at East Springfiedl Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Stop into the library between 4 and 5 p.m. and convert a cardboard box into a Superhero Box Car.  At 6 p.m. we'll take them out for a spin during our Superhero Box Car Parade!

    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_tshirt 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Paint a Super Hero T-shirt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Ever feel envious that super heroes get all the good costumes? With fabric paint, create a T-shirt that expresses your own super abilities. A limited number of T-shirts will be provided, so please try to bring your own. For ages 10-19. Preregister online or call the branch.

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM LEGO Club at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGO bricks!  Ages 5-12.

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

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

Library Commissioners    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Thursday August 6, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_witch_hat.GIF A Hero or a Villain? Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Someone helped Little Red Riding Hood get out of the wolf’s belly.  Who was it?  Was that person a hero or a villain?  Come identify these well-known storybook characters and decide for yourself!  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Artist's Way at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_candle_1.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Comics Candle Holders for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for this day of crafting your own heroic signal! Teens will take old comics and modge-podge and make them into a beautiful work of art and light! Preregistration is recommended. Sign up online or call the branch.

    Location: East Springfield
        There are 10 spaces available.
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misc_balloons 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Balloons Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Who is your favorite crime-fighting Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle? Create your own by decorating a balloon to take home. No registration. For ages 5-12.

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

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

    Location: Mason Square
Friday August 7, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_witch_hat.GIF A Hero or a Villain? Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Someone helped Little Red Riding Hood get out of the wolf’s belly.  Who was it?  Was that person a hero or a villain?  Come identify these well-known storybook characters and decide for yourself!  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday August 8, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_witch_hat.GIF A Hero or a Villain? Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Someone helped Little Red Riding Hood get out of the wolf’s belly.  Who was it?  Was that person a hero or a villain?  Come identify these well-known storybook characters and decide for yourself!  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
 
lib_book3 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Horror Fiction Book Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Are you a teen or tween who likes to read horror fiction? Once a month join other horror fans to discuss your favorite books. The book for August is The Hunted by Charlie Higson. You may sign up ahead of time by calling the branch, or just drop in. Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk.

Description of The Hunted: The sickness struck everyone sixteen and older. First it twisted their minds; next it ravaged their bodies. Now the sickos roam the streets, crazed and hungry for young flesh. Ella's friends had told her that the country would be safer than the city. They were dead wrong.

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

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

Every Saturday in August.

    Location: Mason Square
 
rec_scissors&glue 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Make a Superhero Peep Diorama Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you have a superhero Peep? Put it into its own diorama. Flying over the city! Saving the Peep in distress! Your imagination is the limit. Open to childen ages 11 and older. Supplies are limited so come early. Dioramas will be displayed in the library until the first week of school. For more information please call the branch.

 

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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Monday August 10, 2015 Go To Top
ent_sock_puppet.GIF Drop-In Craft: Villains! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

What does a villain look like to you?  Come make a puppet and show the world!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
Monday August 10, 2015 -  Saturday August 22, 2015 Go To Top
elect_camera Superhero Photo Shoot at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop by the library wearing your superhero gear to have your picture taken against a special backdrop. If you don’t have any superhero costume pieces or a camera, we’ll provide some. All ages.  Drop in activity through August 22.

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

We encourage 3-5 year olds (siblings too!) with a parent/caregiver to come in and enjoy seasonal rhymes, songs, finger plays, book-based activities, and - as always - the best in children's books! A staff member from the Home-City-Families organization will provide a craft and share parenting tips. Drop in - no registration necessary. For more information call the branch.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Superhero LEGO Creations Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

August 3,10,17, 24, 2-3 pm at Indian Orchard Branch Library

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama 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   
   

Grab your pajamas and join us for stories, songs, and a snack!  Fun for the whole family.  Stuffed animal friends welcome!  Ages 3-10.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday August 11, 2015 Go To Top
ent_sock_puppet.GIF Drop-In Craft: Villains! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

What does a villain look like to you?  Come make a puppet and show the world!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

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

Join us for stories, songs and a craft!  Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.  Registration required only if you are bringing more than four children.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Noon Hour Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris Kasputis   413-263-6828 ext 442   ckasputis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

This month's selection is The Widower's Tale by Julia Glass.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
food_salad 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Tasty Tuesdays at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Learn how to make a tasty snack!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
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Wednesday August 12, 2015 Go To Top
ent_sock_puppet.GIF Drop-In Craft: Villains! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

What does a villain look like to you?  Come make a puppet and show the world!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 2:00 AM  -  5:00 AM HeroCon at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at your local Springfield City Library to celebrate your favorite superheroes at HeroCon. Everyone is encouraged to dress up like their favorite superhero, comic book character, or fictional character, with cool prizes for the best costume! Show off your super-human intelligence by playing superhero trivia and other cool games, and so much more! Ages 5-12. For more information, contact the branch at 263-6846.

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make a Superhero Bracelet or Cuffs Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every hero has his or her own colors. Make a bracelet or cuff with your own superhero colors! Open to all children and teens ages 5 and up. Supplies are limited, so come early! For more information please call the branch.

    Location: Mason Square
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Super Team: The Incredibles Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Join us in the Community Room for a screening of The Incredibles.

Watch as a family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world  Rated PG.

Popcorn will be served!

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM LEGO Club at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGO bricks!  Ages 5-12.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Superhero Thirst Quencher Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

Make and enjoy a refreshing super tasty drink. Possible ingredients include Kool-Aid, punch, soda, fruit, lemonade, Capri Sun, and apple juice. Popcorn will also be served. Come feel the power! Costumes optional.  All ages.

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday August 13, 2015 Go To Top
ent_sock_puppet.GIF Drop-In Craft: Villains! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

What does a villain look like to you?  Come make a puppet and show the world!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Artist's Way at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Comics Hullabaloo at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us to make your own comics and pick up a free comic book! Supplies are limited; call the Children's Room to register. For ages 5-12.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_kite 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Super Mad Lab: Kites Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Build and decorate your own heroic kite.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
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rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Mason Square
 
ent_filmproj 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Heroes on Screen: The Amazing Spider-Man Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for the second installment of the Heroes on Screen series, featuring The Amazing Spiderman.

After Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider, he gains newfound, spider-like powers and ventures out to solve the mystery of his parent's mysterious deaths. Rated PG-13.

Pizza and popcorn served for free.

Watch the preview here.

    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 August 14, 2015 Go To Top
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