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Monday September 12, 2016 -  Friday December 16, 2016 Go To Top
nat_stars2 Reading Stars at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@SpringfieldLibrary.org
   

Turn the Children’s Room into the Milky Way Galaxy!

Calling all Reading “Stars.” For every book you read, add a star to our constellations in the Children’s Room. Every star gets a drawing in a raffle for an astronomy-oriented prize. The more books you read, the more chances you get to win. Open to all independent readers.

 

    Location: Indian Orchard
Monday October 3, 2016 -  Thursday December 15, 2016 Go To Top
elect_camera Springfield My Home Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

For the months of October, November and December, Art Central and the Brightwood Gallery will display Springfield My Home, a photography exhibit portraying what residents love about living in Springfield. The displays features full-color photographs of the people, places, and events of Springfield celebrating its diversity, beauty, and interest. Visit our webpage for more information. Funded by the Springfield Cultural Council and the Friends of the Library.

Springfield, My Home    
    Location: Central Library
Monday October 3, 2016 -  Friday December 16, 2016 Go To Top
elect_camera Springfield My Home Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

For the months of October, November and December, Art Central and the Brightwood Gallery will display Springfield My Home, a photography exhibit portraying what residents love about living in Springfield. The displays features full-color photographs of the people, places, and events of Springfield celebrating its diversity, beauty, and interest. Visit our webpage for more information. Funded by the Springfield Cultural Council and the Friends of the Library.

Springfield, My Home    
    Location: Brightwood
Thursday December 1, 2016 -  Friday December 23, 2016 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Elf on the Shelf Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come visit the East Springfield Branch Library during the month of December and look for the Elf on the Shelf, which is hidden in the library. Once the Elf is found, you will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a special prize.

    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Elf on the Shelf Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come visit the Brightwood Branch Library during open hours the month of December and look for the Elf on the Shelf, which is hidden in the library. Once the Elf is found, you will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a special prize.

    Location: Brightwood
 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Elf on the Shelf Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come visit the East Forest Park Branch Library during open hours the month of December and look for the Elf on the Shelf, which is hidden in the library. Once the Elf is found, you will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a special prize.

    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday December 1, 2016 -  Saturday December 31, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_xmastree Mitten Tree Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Donations of new mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves may be added to the Mitten Tree in any library location. Donated items will be distributed throughout Springfield in the month of January. Thank you!

    Location: All Library Locations
Monday December 5, 2016 -  Saturday December 10, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_xmastree Candy Cane Reindeer Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Candy Cane Reindeer are cute as holiday decorations, gifts or party favors! These Candy Cane Reindeers are easy to make and fun for the entire family. Drop in craft during all open hours.

    Location: East Forest Park
Tuesday December 6, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, December 6, 2016  – March 28, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, November 29 - March 28 (no program December 27) , 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Calling all parents with children birth to 5 years old! We invite you along with your child for a fun-filled hour of stories, songs, crafts and more.  No sign up required, just drop in!

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Your local library is the logical place for you to enjoy this popular craze, coloring for grown-ups.  Come to East Forest Park Branch every Tuesday afternoon at 3:00.  We will provide the latest coloring books and sheets, a variety of colored pencils and markers, tea, coffee and conversation.

This will be a great time to get away from your busy day and to meet people in the neighborhood.

    Location: East Forest Park
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rec_legoguy 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join your fellow builders in conquering a building challenge! Best for 5 - 14 year olds. First Tuesday of the month.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
office_meeting1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Advisory Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Calling All Teens.  Here's your chance to meet regularly the first Tuesday of the month to share ideas about improving library programming for teens and tweens, plan events, book discussions, give input for materials selection and other fun activities.  Light refreshments will be served. 

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

Hooks, pins, and spacers, Oh My!  Design and create earrings or a bracelet using findings, beads, wire and elastic. This workshop is best suited for ages 9-19, however children 7-9 who are accompanied by an adult are welcome. 

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Questers of Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday December 7, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Wednesdays, ongoing, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Mason Square Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

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

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

 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knit One, Read Too Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Knit One, Read Too is a drop-in craft for those who knit or crochet which meets every Wednesday.  Experienced needleworkers are welcomed to share their knowledge with beginners in hopes that everyone will find inspiration in seeing new needlework projects. Bring your needles or hooks and enjoy the company of your fellow yarn lovers. New members are always welcome.  Please call Emma at 413-263-6858 if you have knitting supplies to donate. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
Wednesdays, ongoing, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome. 

Hora de cuentos bilingües en la Biblioteca Brightwood
Todos los miércoles, 1:30 a 2:30 p.m., Salón ComunitarioAcompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Plazas limitadas a 12 niños con un adulto. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, y los hermanos son bienvenidos.

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Anime at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join the Central Library's anime fans for some anime episodes and movies. Cosplay is encouraged but optional! Snacks will be served.  For ages 12 and up.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_computer3 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Hi!Tech: Continuing with Computers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Read/Write/Now
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

School getting you stressed? Join our Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens. We supply the artist quality crayons, pencils and pens, and coloring pages to spark your creativity. Just drop by and color your stress away. Display your artwork in the Teen Room if you would like. Every Wednesday.

    Location: Indian Orchard
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lib_teddybear_reading 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   
   

Wednesdays, November 2 – January 18, 2017, 4:15-5:00 p.m.  Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-8, siblings welcome.

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM The Center After School Program Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Althea Haines   413-734-3106   centerafterschool@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM LEGO Club at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   kshugrue@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
lib_teddybear_reading 5:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Family Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

Wednesdays, November 30 – March 29, 5:30 – 6 p.m. Join us for stories. No registration required. Ages 5-9, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM FREE FAFSA Help for Springfield Public School Seniors & Families Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: María Luisa Arroyo   (413) 285-2925   arroyom@springfieldpublicschools.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event. 

Hosted by: Springfield Promise Program, Springfield Public Schools

 

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
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 December 8, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, December 1 - March 30 (no program December 29), 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
office_pencil 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Artist's Way Discussion and Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6843   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron in a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with writing and spoken exercises. The Artist’s Way develops new and aspiring artists by sharpening the artist-spiritual connection, and promises to be a highly personal and exciting journey. Workshops will be led by Tina Payne-Brissette, published writer and public relations specialist, and Alice Kelly, a seasoned spiritual coach and exponent of The Artist’s Way.

Writing Workshops    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Springfield Young Children's System of Care meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Justin Chellman   413-787-6724   jchellman@springfieldcityhall.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored program.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Thursday afternoon from 3:00-4:30 p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_knitting 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Crochet Scarf-making Workshop for Beginners Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   Dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Always wanted to learn to crochet? Join us at Brightwood Branch, where we will learn the basics while making a simple infinity scarf. All materials will be provided. Come join us for an hour of creative fun -- and learn a new skill. Teens and adults welcome for this six-week class.

    Location: Brightwood
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Adult Coloring at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   Dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Feeling like you need to de-stress? Want to do something creative? Just need a break?

Come down to the Brightwood Branch and color. Yes! Color! It turns out that adult coloring, one of the biggest trends of the year, has proven to be both relaxing and therapeutic. We’ll provide beautiful adult coloring sheets and colored pencils. Every Thursday from 4-5 in the library.

Got kids? Our LEGO Club will be running at the same time.
  

    Location: Brightwood
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rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you love LEGOS? Join us every Thursday for building fun! Share your ideas and brick vision with other LEGO lovers- let your imagination run wild!

    Location: Brightwood
 
ent_saxaphone 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Medley of Songs by Chestnut Middle School Band Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for an afternoon of entertainment as the Chestnut Middle School Band, led by Music Teacher Ms. Rivard, performs in the Brightwood Branch Library Community Room. A group of 30 band members willl perform a medley of songs for the public's enjoyment. All are welcome to attend.

Music & Entertainment    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_games 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Game On! at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in and play your favorite tabletop and Wii games in the community room! Snacks provided. For ages 12-18.

    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   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us every Thursday for LEGO Club! Let your imagination run wild!

 

    Location: Mason Square
 
rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Holiday Paper Crafts: Embossed Cards Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

For three Thursdays in December the time slot that is usually reserved for Adult Coloring will be used instead for holiday paper crafts.

This Thursday, we'll be making embossed cards. Using rubber stamps and embossing powder, participants will create their own unique cards to give to family and friends or keep!

This program will be held in the Children's Workroom in the back.

 

    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 December 9, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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. Many of the items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea is provided.  For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Fridays, December 2, 2016 -  March 31, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and a craft. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

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

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
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Pine Point Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. Ages 8-18.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday December 10, 2016 Go To Top
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 12:30 PM  -  2:45 PM Anime at the Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come enjoy a showing from Funimation with other anime enthusiasts.  We will be showing Hetalia World Series.  Click here for more information.

“Prussia thinks revealing the contents of his diary will force the anime studio to give him more appearances on screen. Later, America and Canada decide to play a game of catch. There’s only one problem: Canada can’t catch."    Hetalia - World Series: Episode 1." Funimation. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 July 2016.

Cosplay is optional. Light refreshments will be served. Please be advised that the rating for this is 14+.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
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elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM McKnight Neighborhood Council Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Paul Swenson     prswenson@comcast.net
   

A meeting of the McKnight Neighborhood Council.

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

Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., ongoing, Children’s Program Room. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft.  No registration required.  Siblings welcome! 

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday December 12, 2016 -  Saturday December 17, 2016 Go To Top
nat_snow Flurry of Fun: Snowflake Craft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come create a unique snowflake ornament. We will have an array of craft supplies to make your snowflake extra special. Hang it in your window or give it as a gift this Holiday season.

Drop in craft at all library locations except Central Library during all open hours.

 

    Location: All Library Locations
 
holiday_xmastree Holiday Ornament Crafts Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tis the season to get into the spirit of the holidays and make your own holiday ornaments with pine cones and other craft supplies.  All ages are welcomed and supplies will be provided. Drop in craft during all open hours.

 

    Location: East Forest Park
Monday December 12, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Mondays, December 5, 2017  – March 29, 2017 (except holidays), 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, a craft, and playtime. Registration required IF you bring more than 3 children. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_knitting 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you knit or crochet? Is cross-stitch or crewel your passion? Drop in every Monday with your project and join other needlecrafters for fun and fellowship. Novices are welcome. Refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Fun at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Attention LEGO enthusiasts! Drop in on Monday afternoons for freestyle building, meeting new friends, and browsing the library’s many LEGO themed books.

This program is ideal for children ages 5-10, but all are welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM SkillSmart Registration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Layla Johnston     ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Interested in applying for a job at MGM Springfield? MGM Springfield will conduct its hiring using an online program known as SkillSmart. Get help setting up a SkillSmart profile in the Central Library computer lab! Once you have a profile in SkillSmart, you will automatically receive notifications on job openings, educational opportunities, and other important MGM Springfield employment updates. No registration required. Bring a friend and tell your family! Brought to you by Springfield City Library and Opportunity Services, Inc. 

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Tuesday December 13, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, December 6, 2016  – March 28, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Noon Hour Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lipshires   413-263-6828 ext 395   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

This month's selection is The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks (2015) fiction.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
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lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, November 29 - March 28 (no program December 27) , 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Calling all parents with children birth to 5 years old! We invite you along with your child for a fun-filled hour of stories, songs, crafts and more.  No sign up required, just drop in!

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Your local library is the logical place for you to enjoy this popular craze, coloring for grown-ups.  Come to East Forest Park Branch every Tuesday afternoon at 3:00.  We will provide the latest coloring books and sheets, a variety of colored pencils and markers, tea, coffee and conversation.

This will be a great time to get away from your busy day and to meet people in the neighborhood.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
elect_video_camera2 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game ON! Video Gaming for Teens 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. This program is for teens.

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

Experience a new flavor and learn how to make a tasty snack! For ages 12-18.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
food_salad 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Tasty Tuesday at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This week we will focus on how to incorporate carbohydrates into a healthy diet. Participants will learn how to prepare bruschetta- a tasty itallian snack of tomatoes and basil served on bread.
Children and their families are invited after school to learn how to prepare healthy and well balanced snacks. At the same time, we will emphasize the science behind nutrition and utilize math skills by measuring and calculating nutritional content.
Limited to 15 participants. Tasty Tuesday at Mason Square is recommended for children 9-12.

This project has been funded in whole or in part with federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, under Cooperative Agreement UG4LM012347-01 with the University of Massachusetts, Worcester.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens 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 LEGO Questers of Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Commerce High School Community Conversation Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: LaTonia Naylor   413-693-0215   lnaylor@uwpv.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored program.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday December 14, 2016 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!

Due to holiday scheduling, meetings in November and December will be held on November 9, November 30 and December 14.

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

Wednesdays, ongoing, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Mason Square Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM FGP In-service Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andrew Cade   413-739-7211 ext.110   Andrew6503@aol.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event. 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knit One, Read Too Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Knit One, Read Too is a drop-in craft for those who knit or crochet which meets every Wednesday.  Experienced needleworkers are welcomed to share their knowledge with beginners in hopes that everyone will find inspiration in seeing new needlework projects. Bring your needles or hooks and enjoy the company of your fellow yarn lovers. New members are always welcome.  Please call Emma at 413-263-6858 if you have knitting supplies to donate. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
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lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
Wednesdays, ongoing, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome. 

Hora de cuentos bilingües en la Biblioteca Brightwood
Todos los miércoles, 1:30 a 2:30 p.m., Salón ComunitarioAcompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Plazas limitadas a 12 niños con un adulto. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, y los hermanos son bienvenidos.

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
elect_computer3 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Hi!Tech: Introduction to the Web Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   llipshires@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 Lisa.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Read/Write/Now
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
rec_tennis 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tabletop Tennis at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tabletop tennis anyone?  Teens are invited to join us for an afternoon of fun playing tabletop tennis/ping pong.  Two or four players can play at a time.  Play for bragging rights or just for fun; plus it's a great exercise workout!  Can you meet the challenge? Paddles, balls, nets and tables provided by the library.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
ent_microphone1 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Law at the Library: Landlord and Tenant Law Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come meet a panel of lawyers who will answer YOUR questions about apartment leases, evictions, rental disputes, and other matters concerning residential landlord/tenant issues.

Sign up early so that staff can budget time for your question. Questions will be discussed for up to ten minutes each.

This program is presented in conjunction with the Hampden County Bar Association.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

School getting you stressed? Join our Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens. We supply the artist quality crayons, pencils and pens, and coloring pages to spark your creativity. Just drop by and color your stress away. Display your artwork in the Teen Room if you would like. Every Wednesday.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   
   

Wednesdays, November 2 – January 18, 2017, 4:15-5:00 p.m.  Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-8, siblings welcome.

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM The Center After School Program Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Althea Haines   413-734-3106   centerafterschool@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM LEGO Club at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   kshugrue@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
lib_teddybear_reading 5:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Family Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

Wednesdays, November 30 – March 29, 5:30 – 6 p.m. Join us for stories. No registration required. Ages 5-9, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM FREE FAFSA Help for Springfield Public School Seniors & Families Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: María Luisa Arroyo   (413) 285-2925   arroyom@springfieldpublicschools.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event. 

Hosted by: Springfield Promise Program, Springfield Public Schools

 

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
office_pencil 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Comic Book Creation for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you love comic books, graphic novels or webcomics? Did you ever want to create your own? Whether you are an artist or a writer, come work on your project with fellow enthusiasts. Prompts will be provided to help your creative juices. There will also be opportunities for writers and artists to team up to create stories together and, occasionally, guest artists and writers will visit. Snacks will be provided. For ages 8 - 19.

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Craft Night at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come join us for a variety of fun-filled craft activities!  This program is appropriate for all ages.

    Location: East Springfield
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Thursday December 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM PCBH Leadership Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Beauregard   413-301-9474   anne.beauregard@bhninc.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event. 

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

Thursdays, December 1 - March 30 (no program December 29), 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
office_pencil 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Artist's Way Discussion and Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6843   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron in a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with writing and spoken exercises. The Artist’s Way develops new and aspiring artists by sharpening the artist-spiritual connection, and promises to be a highly personal and exciting journey. Workshops will be led by Tina Payne-Brissette, published writer and public relations specialist, and Alice Kelly, a seasoned spiritual coach and exponent of The Artist’s Way.

Writing Workshops    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
anim_dog1 3:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Reading Buddy at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Bright Spot Therapy Dog Cassie and her owner Nancy will be visiting Mason Square Branch Library. If you are a new reader, or want to practice reading aloud, come by the library and read to Cassie -- she is a great listener!
 

    Location: Mason Square
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Thursday afternoon from 3:00-4:30 p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
nat_snow_02 3:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Winter Book Sale and Bake Sale 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 our annual book sale and bake sale!

Grab a complimentary hot chocolate and browse fiction, nonfiction, junior fiction, and more. There's something for ever kind of reader. Paperbacks and children's books will go for $0.50 each, hardcovers are $1.00, or you can fill a bag for just $5.00!

We'll also sell a variety of cookies, brownies, and chocolate fudge!

All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library.

Want to contribute an item to the bake sale? Call branch supervisor, Caitlin Kelley, at 413-263-6853.

    Location: Mason Square
 
rec_knitting 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Crochet Scarf-making Workshop for Beginners Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   Dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Always wanted to learn to crochet? Join us at Brightwood Branch, where we will learn the basics while making a simple infinity scarf. All materials will be provided. Come join us for an hour of creative fun -- and learn a new skill. Teens and adults welcome for this six-week class.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Adult Coloring at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   Dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Feeling like you need to de-stress? Want to do something creative? Just need a break?

Come down to the Brightwood Branch and color. Yes! Color! It turns out that adult coloring, one of the biggest trends of the year, has proven to be both relaxing and therapeutic. We’ll provide beautiful adult coloring sheets and colored pencils. Every Thursday from 4-5 in the library.

Got kids? Our LEGO Club will be running at the same time.
  

    Location: Brightwood
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you love LEGOS? Join us every Thursday for building fun! Share your ideas and brick vision with other LEGO lovers- let your imagination run wild!

    Location: Brightwood
 
school_chemistry2 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM MadLab at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

MadLab scientists explore science through designing, modeling, observating and experimenting, while having fun. All materials are provided. This free program is best for children 5 - 12 years old.

    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   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us every Thursday for LEGO Club! Let your imagination run wild!

 

    Location: Mason Square
 
rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Holiday Paper Crafts: Origami Box-making Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   Ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

For three Thursdays in December the time slot that is usually reserved for Adult Coloring will be used instead for holiday paper crafts.

Join us this Thursday to fold and decorate beautful origami gift boxes!

This program will be held in the Children's Workroom in the back.

 

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday December 16, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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. Many of the items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea is provided.  For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Fridays, December 2, 2016 -  March 31, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and a craft. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

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

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 2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM Speech and OT Session Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chelsey Craig   413-887-1699   craigc@springfieldpublicschools.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event. 

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Pine Point Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. Ages 8-18.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Springfield School Volunteers School-based Mentoring Program Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betsy Hogan   413-787-7015   hoganb@springfieldpublicschools.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event. 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Saturday December 17, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM East Forest Park Teen Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   LMeier@SpringfieldLibrary.org
   

Are you a teen interested in discussing books? Check out the East Forest Park Teen Book Club! Meetings will be held on the third Saturday of the month. This month we will be discussing the first volume of the classic manga, Full Metal Alchemist. Alchemy! Crime-fighting! The Philosopher's Stone! To find out about all these things and more, come to book club! Copies of the book will be available at the Reference Desk. You can sign up ahead of time or just drop in. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
food_teapot.GIF 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Winter Wonderland Tea Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

It's Tea Time in our Winter Wonderland. Dress in your best and come join us for some treats. Bring some mittens for our mitten tree and receive a raffle ticket for a special prize.

    Location: East Springfield
        There are 25 spaces available.
 
office_meeting1 1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM East Forest Park Teen Advisory Board Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lmeier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Would you like to make change in the library?  The East Forest Park Branch Library Teen Advisory Board will meet immediately after Teen Book Club on the third Saturday of every month. Come talk about things YOU would like to see happen in the library, such as advising on which books and media to purchase for young adults, as well as brainstorming different ideas for programs. For ages 11-19. Excellent snacks will be provided.

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 15 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
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM McKnight Neighborhood Council Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Paul Swenson     prswenson@comcast.net
   

A meeting of the McKnight Neighborhood Council.

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

Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., ongoing, Children’s Program Room. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft.  No registration required.  Siblings welcome! 

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday December 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM More Volunteer Management - Food Bank of Western Mass Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michelle Geoffrey   413-247-9738 ext.148   michelleg@foodbankwma.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event. 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Mondays, December 5, 2017  – March 29, 2017 (except holidays), 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, a craft, and playtime. Registration required IF you bring more than 3 children. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_computer3 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Computer Clinic: Focus on Word Processing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Develop skill creating basic text documents like letters, resumes, reports, and papers. Keyboard and mouse skills are needed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Linda.

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Forest Park
   
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM PASRR (Preadmission Screening Resident Review) Overview Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sina Eam   617-948-5473   sinaeam@maximus.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event. 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_knitting 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you knit or crochet? Is cross-stitch or crewel your passion? Drop in every Monday with your project and join other needlecrafters for fun and fellowship. Novices are welcome. Refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Fun at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Attention LEGO enthusiasts! Drop in on Monday afternoons for freestyle building, meeting new friends, and browsing the library’s many LEGO themed books.

This program is ideal for children ages 5-10, but all are welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM SkillSmart Registration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Layla Johnston     ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Interested in applying for a job at MGM Springfield? MGM Springfield will conduct its hiring using an online program known as SkillSmart. Get help setting up a SkillSmart profile in the Central Library computer lab! Once you have a profile in SkillSmart, you will automatically receive notifications on job openings, educational opportunities, and other important MGM Springfield employment updates. No registration required. Bring a friend and tell your family! Brought to you by Springfield City Library and Opportunity Services, Inc. 

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Tuesday December 20, 2016 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_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, November 29 - March 28 (no program December 27) , 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Calling all parents with children birth to 5 years old! We invite you along with your child for a fun-filled hour of stories, songs, crafts and more.  No sign up required, just drop in!

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Your local library is the logical place for you to enjoy this popular craze, coloring for grown-ups.  Come to East Forest Park Branch every Tuesday afternoon at 3:00.  We will provide the latest coloring books and sheets, a variety of colored pencils and markers, tea, coffee and conversation.

This will be a great time to get away from your busy day and to meet people in the neighborhood.

    Location: East Forest Park
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rec_scissors&glue 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Maker Lab: Duct Tape Mania! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop by the Library's Maker Lab and make cool crafts with duct tape: flowers, wallets, bow ties... The possibilities are endless! For ages 12-18.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens 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 Tuesday at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Experience a new flavor.  Learn how to make a tasty snack.  This program is for teens.

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_usflag 6:15 PM  -  7:15 PM U.S. History Book and Media Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

If you love discussing important issues concerning American history, we have good news for you. A United States history discussion group that focuses on American history books and documentaries will meet monthly at the Sixteen Acres Branch Library.  Members will be encouraged to share with the group any conversation-provoking history book that they are reading.  We will also view critically acclaimed documentaries on a number of history topics. The books and documentaries are guaranteed to spark lively discussions.  We will also have guest speakers at some meetings. Refreshments will be available.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
Wednesday December 21, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Wednesdays, ongoing, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Mason Square Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knit One, Read Too Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Knit One, Read Too is a drop-in craft for those who knit or crochet which meets every Wednesday.  Experienced needleworkers are welcomed to share their knowledge with beginners in hopes that everyone will find inspiration in seeing new needlework projects. Bring your needles or hooks and enjoy the company of your fellow yarn lovers. New members are always welcome.  Please call Emma at 413-263-6858 if you have knitting supplies to donate. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
Wednesdays, ongoing, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome. 

Hora de cuentos bilingües en la Biblioteca Brightwood
Todos los miércoles, 1:30 a 2:30 p.m., Salón ComunitarioAcompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Plazas limitadas a 12 niños con un adulto. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, y los hermanos son bienvenidos.

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_candle_1.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Make a Festive Frosted Candle Holder Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Teens, take your handmade textured, frosted candle holder home to transport you and your family to a magical place! Create this beautiful winter wonderland decoration by adding epsom salt crystals, shiny ribbons and silvery accents to a simple jar. All supplies provided.  For ages 11-18.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM School Nurse Team Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marianne Wagner   413-787-7567   wagnerm@springfieldpublicschools. com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

Based on the American Girl books this free club is for ages 6 to 14. Come make a craft and enjoy a snack based on the time period of the girl chosen each month. Preregistration is encouraged.

    Location: East Springfield
 
nat_stars 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Celebrate the Winter Solstice Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Light up the longest night of the year with other teens at our Winter Solstice celebration. Create a luminarium, help prepare some warming treats, and relax with some board games and music as we prepare for the chilly days ahead. For ages 11-19.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 14 spaces available.
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office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

School getting you stressed? Join our Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens. We supply the artist quality crayons, pencils and pens, and coloring pages to spark your creativity. Just drop by and color your stress away. Display your artwork in the Teen Room if you would like. Every Wednesday.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
holiday_santa_hat 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Awesome Edibles - Reindeer Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   kshugrue@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This month's wonderfully awesome edible is a candy cane reindeer!  Join us to make a yummy fun treat.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   
   

Wednesdays, November 2 – January 18, 2017, 4:15-5:00 p.m.  Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-8, siblings welcome.

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM The Center After School Program Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Althea Haines   413-734-3106   centerafterschool@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM LEGO Club at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   kshugrue@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
lib_teddybear_reading 5:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Family Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

Wednesdays, November 30 – March 29, 5:30 – 6 p.m. Join us for stories. No registration required. Ages 5-9, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
Thursday December 22, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, December 1 - March 30 (no program December 29), 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
office_meeting1 1:15 PM  -  3:00 PM Circle in The Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you remember Buckingham Junior High? The Strand Theater? King’s Department Store? If so, join us at 1:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month, for our continuing chat about our memories of growing up in the neighborhoods surrounding Winchester Square, now known as Mason Square.

We invite you to chat about shops, schools, friends, and teachers from the old days in “the Square.” Join us for lively conversation as you share your memories with your peers and your old school friends. Bring your own photos and mementos to spark memories and conversation, if you’d like. We’ll gather in the Community Room.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Thursday afternoon from 3:00-4:30 p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_knitting 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Crochet Scarf-making Workshop for Beginners Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   Dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Always wanted to learn to crochet? Join us at Brightwood Branch, where we will learn the basics while making a simple infinity scarf. All materials will be provided. Come join us for an hour of creative fun -- and learn a new skill. Teens and adults welcome for this six-week class.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Adult Coloring at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   Dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Feeling like you need to de-stress? Want to do something creative? Just need a break?

Come down to the Brightwood Branch and color. Yes! Color! It turns out that adult coloring, one of the biggest trends of the year, has proven to be both relaxing and therapeutic. We’ll provide beautiful adult coloring sheets and colored pencils. Every Thursday from 4-5 in the library.

Got kids? Our LEGO Club will be running at the same time.
  

    Location: Brightwood
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you love LEGOS? Join us every Thursday for building fun! Share your ideas and brick vision with other LEGO lovers- let your imagination run wild!

    Location: Brightwood
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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   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us every Thursday for LEGO Club! Let your imagination run wild!

 

    Location: Mason Square
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Commerce High School Community Conversation Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: LaTonia Naylor   413-693-0215   lnaylor@uwpv.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored program.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Holiday Paper Crafts: Wrapping Paper Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

For three Thursdays in December the time slot that is usually reserved for Adult Coloring will be used instead for holiday paper crafts.

This Thursday, participants will make print wrapping paper sheets using a variety of stamps and decorations!

This program will be held in the Children's Workroom in the back.

 

    Location: Mason Square
 
ent_filmproj 5:30 PM  -  7:45 PM ELF Movie Night Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a screening of the family favorite movie- Elf. After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity. Rated PG.

Check out the Children's Department before the movie starts for a fun candy scavenger hunt!

 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday December 23, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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. Many of the items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea is provided.  For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Fridays, December 2, 2016 -  March 31, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and a craft. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

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

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
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Pine Point Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. Ages 8-18.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday December 24, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_wreath Christmas Eve: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

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

    Location: All Library Locations
Sunday December 25, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_wreath Christmas Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

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

    Location: All Library Locations
Monday December 26, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_wreath Christmas Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

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

    Location: All Library Locations
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Tuesday December 27, 2016 -  Saturday December 31, 2016 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF Minecraft Mania at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Want to spend a winter afternoon playing Minecraft? We will have our Minecraft laptops up and running during all open hours for the Vacation Week. Space is limited, therefore we will be taking reservations for one hour session per day. Call 413-263-6846 to reserve your session. Light refreshments will be served.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Scavenger Hunt at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Grab a clue sheet, search the room for the answers, bring the sheet to the desk, and claim your prize!

Ages 5-12, siblings welcome.  Available during all open hours.

    Location: Central Library
Tuesday December 27, 2016 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
Tuesday December 27, 2016 -  Friday December 30, 2016 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Make. Code. Music: A Creative Coding Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Nothing planned for winter break? Come to the library and create your own digital music and sounds!  This coding club is designed by Google CS First and we will be using Scratch to code and design our own music, build instruments and create music videos! Earn badges for each activity completed, and learn about real world applications for computer coding. No previous computer experience is necessary and the club activities are self-paced.

Have your friends join too - the CS First Music & Sound club is social and fun! Space is limited, and participants are encouraged to participate in all four sessions.

Call Ellen at Mason Square to sign up! 413-263-6853

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Tuesday December 27, 2016 Go To Top
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Your local library is the logical place for you to enjoy this popular craze, coloring for grown-ups.  Come to East Forest Park Branch every Tuesday afternoon at 3:00.  We will provide the latest coloring books and sheets, a variety of colored pencils and markers, tea, coffee and conversation.

This will be a great time to get away from your busy day and to meet people in the neighborhood.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
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 Tuesday at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This week we will focus on citamins; how they help your body and what foods you find them in. Participants will learn how to prepare mango salsa.
Children and their families are invited after school to learn how to prepare healthy and well balanced snacks. At the same time, we will emphasize the science behind nutrition and utilize math skills by measuring and calculating nutritional content.
Limited to 15 participants. Tasty Tuesday at Mason Square is recommended for children 9-12.

This project has been funded in whole or in part with federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, under Cooperative Agreement UG4LM012347-01 with the University of Massachusetts, Worcester.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens 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 LEGO Questers of Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
office_meeting1 4:15 PM  -  5:45 PM Teen Readers Advisory Panel Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Calling All Teens.  Here's your chance to meet regularly the last Tuesday of the month to share ideas about improving library programming for teens and tweens, plan events, give input for materials selection and other fun activities. Light refreshments will be served. 

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
ent_note 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Boris Kogan and Sofya Shainskaya in Concert Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reggie Wilson   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Springfield Symphony cellist Boris Kogan and his wife Sofya Shainskaya of the Springfield Community Music School entertain in an hour of music and conversation. Playing classical favorites from the Baroque and Romantic eras and more, Boris and Sophya are masterful musicians who bring a personal warmth to their performances with stories of their earlier life in Russia.

Music & Entertainment    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
        There are 29 spaces available.
Wednesday December 28, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Wednesdays, ongoing, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Mason Square Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
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rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knit One, Read Too Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Knit One, Read Too is a drop-in craft for those who knit or crochet which meets every Wednesday.  Experienced needleworkers are welcomed to share their knowledge with beginners in hopes that everyone will find inspiration in seeing new needlework projects. Bring your needles or hooks and enjoy the company of your fellow yarn lovers. New members are always welcome.  Please call Emma at 413-263-6858 if you have knitting supplies to donate. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
Wednesdays, ongoing, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome. 

Hora de cuentos bilingües en la Biblioteca Brightwood
Todos los miércoles, 1:30 a 2:30 p.m., Salón ComunitarioAcompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Plazas limitadas a 12 niños con un adulto. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, y los hermanos son bienvenidos.

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
elect_clock_alarm 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Take-A-Part Party Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point    413-263-6855   kshugrue@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Ever wonder what's inside a blender? an iron? a clock? Join us as we delve into the insides of some small appliances. We"ll learn what makes then "tick"  then use the parts to make amazing robots over the winter! A fun STEM activity.

 

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Gaming at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the library to enjoy some snacks and play some games on the Wii. Bring your own Wii games if you like. For ages 11 - 19.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 19 spaces available.
 
food_cupcake.GIF 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM School Vacation Cupcake Decorating Party Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Calling all cupcake lovers. Families are invited to come join in on the fun decorating and eating some tasty cupcakes. This is a drop in program.

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

School getting you stressed? Join our Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens. We supply the artist quality crayons, pencils and pens, and coloring pages to spark your creativity. Just drop by and color your stress away. Display your artwork in the Teen Room if you would like. Every Wednesday.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   
   

Wednesdays, November 2 – January 18, 2017, 4:15-5:00 p.m.  Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-8, siblings welcome.

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM The Center After School Program Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Althea Haines   413-734-3106   centerafterschool@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM LEGO Club at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   kshugrue@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
lib_teddybear_reading 5:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Family Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

Wednesdays, November 30 – March 29, 5:30 – 6 p.m. Join us for stories. No registration required. Ages 5-9, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_book3 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM East Forest Park Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Feral.  
  
The East Forest Park Book Discussion Group meets every month from 6 - 7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month. We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book are available at the branch.  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
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Hot Chocolate and Board Games for Teens at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lmeier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come hang out to play some classic board games and drink hot cocoa over December vacation! Whether you like Checkers, Clue, or Monopoly, we've got the games for you. For teens ages 11 and up. Register online or just drop by! Snacks and drinks will be provided.

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 15 spaces available.
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Thursday December 29, 2016 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Adult Coloring at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   Dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Feeling like you need to de-stress? Want to do something creative? Just need a break?

Come down to the Brightwood Branch and color. Yes! Color! It turns out that adult coloring, one of the biggest trends of the year, has proven to be both relaxing and therapeutic. We’ll provide beautiful adult coloring sheets and colored pencils. Every Thursday from 4-5 in the library.

Got kids? Our LEGO Club will be running at the same time.
  

    Location: Brightwood
 
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   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us every Thursday for LEGO Club! Let your imagination run wild!

 

    Location: Mason Square
 
rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Adult Coloring at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Feeling like you need to de-stress? Want to do something creative? Just need a break?

Come down to the Mason Square Branch and color. Yes! Color! It turns out that adult coloring, one of the biggest trends of the year, has proven to be both relaxing and therapeutic. We’ll provide beautiful adult coloring sheets and colored pencils. Every Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00PM in the Children's workroom.

Got kids? Our LEGO Club will be running at the same time.
 
 

    Location: Mason Square
Friday December 30, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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. Many of the items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea is provided.  For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Fridays, December 2, 2016 -  March 31, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and a craft. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

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

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
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Minecraft Mania at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Want to spend a winter afternoon playing Minecraft? We will have our Minecraft laptops up and running during our open hours.  Contact the branch ahead of time to reserve a one-hour playing or observing spot, with additional time available if possible. Light refreshments will be served.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday December 31, 2016 Go To Top
misc_party1 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Noon Time New Year's Eve Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you love New Year's Eve but can never stay up till midnight? Then join us at our noontime celebration, and bring your family! We'll have a countdown to noon with a new year's toast with your choice of sparkling grape juice or ginger ale, and party hors d'oeuvres! Test your knowledge of new year's traditions with our trivia quiz, or your skills at any of our traditional new year's games!

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

Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., ongoing, Children’s Program Room. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft.  No registration required.  Siblings welcome! 

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday January 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_party1 New Year's Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

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

Locations and Hours    
    Location: All Library Locations
Monday January 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_party1 New Year's Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

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

Locations and Hours    
    Location: All Library Locations
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Tuesday January 3, 2017 -  Thursday February 23, 2017 Go To Top
elect_camera Art Central: Photography of Maria LaPorte Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Now showing through February 23 at both Art Central and the Brightwood Gallery is The Photographic Artistry of Maria LaPorte. Enjoy her stunning photography of flowers and flower-loving wildlife at the Central Library, and visit the Brightwood Gallery for a calming display of seascapes. Good for all ages, this is an inspiring show with beauty, interest, and great artistry.

Art & Photography Exhibits    
    Location: Central Library
 
elect_camera Brightwood Gallery: Photography of Maria LaPorte Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Now showing through February 23 at both Art Central and the Brightwood Gallery is The Photographic Artistry of Maria LaPorte. Enjoy her stunning photography of flowers and flower-loving wildlife at the Central Library, and visit the Brightwood Gallery for a calming display of seascapes. Good for all ages, this is an inspiring show with beauty, interest, and great artistry.

Art & Photography Exhibits    
    Location: Central Library
Tuesday January 3, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, December 6, 2016 – March 28, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, November 29 - March 28, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Calling all parents with children birth to 5 years old! We invite you along with your child for a fun-filled hour of stories, songs, crafts and more.  No sign up required, just drop in!

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Your local library is the logical place for you to enjoy this popular craze, coloring for grown-ups.  Come to East Forest Park Branch every Tuesday afternoon at 3:00.  We will provide the latest coloring books and sheets, a variety of colored pencils and markers, tea, coffee and conversation.

This will be a great time to get away from your busy day and to meet people in the neighborhood.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
office_meeting1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Brightwood Teen Advisory Board Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Calling All Teens.  Here's your chance to meet regularly the first Tuesday of the month to share ideas about improving library programming for teens and tweens, plan events, book discussions, give input for materials selection and other fun activities.  Light refreshments will be served. 

    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
 
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Jubilant Jewelry Making Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Hooks, pins, and spacers, Oh My!  Design and create earrings or a bracelet using findings, beads, wire and elastic. This workshop is best suited for ages 9-19, however children 7-9 who are accompanied by an adult are welcome. 

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meet the monthly building challenge with fellow LEGO builders.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
Wednesday January 4, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, ongoing, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Mason Square Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and playtime. Registration required for large groups. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

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

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

 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
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rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knit One, Read Too Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Knit One, Read Too is a drop-in craft for those who knit or crochet.  Experienced needleworkers are welcomed to share their knowledge with beginners in hopes that everyone will find inspiration in seeing new needlework projects. Bring your needles or hooks and enjoy the company of your fellow yarn lovers. New members are always welcome.  Please call Emma at 413-263-6858 if you have knitting supplies to donate. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
Wednesdays, ongoing, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome. 

Hora de cuentos bilingües en la Biblioteca Brightwood
Todos los miércoles, 1:30 a 2:30 p.m., Salón ComunitarioAcompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Plazas limitadas a 12 niños con un adulto. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, y los hermanos son bienvenidos.

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM STEM Challenge at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

How tall can you build a tower made only of marshmallows and spaghetti? Can you build a table using only newspaper that supports your weight?

We challenge you to engineer creative designs in our STEM Building Challenge. Join us for a fun afternoon of thinking, building and fun.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_e_reader.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Podcast Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

A good podcast is hard to find, and when you find one its sometimes hard to find other fans! This club will highlight a new podcast each month, listen to one episode and then discuss. Club members will also have the chance to suggest their favorite podcasts to the club! All podcasts, fiction and non-fiction alike will be considered for meetings.

    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_candle_1.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Decorative Tea Lights Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Brighten up your winter by creating your own fancy tea light luminaries. While supplies last.

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

School getting you stressed? Join our Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens. We supply the artist quality crayons, pencils and pens, and coloring pages to spark your creativity. Just drop by and color your stress away. Display your artwork in the Teen Room if you would like. Every Wednesday.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   
   

Wednesdays, November 2 – January 18, 2017, 4:15-5:00 p.m.  Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-8, siblings welcome.

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
nat_snowman 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Snowman Night Light Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Express Library at Pine Point    413-263-6855   kshugrue@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us to make a Snowman Night Light to keep you company on cold winter nights!

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
lib_teddybear_reading 5:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Family Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

Wednesdays, November 30 – March 29, 5:30 – 6 p.m. Join us for stories. No registration required. Ages 5-9, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    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
 
lib_bookshelf 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Books & Brew Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lmeier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Cure your mid-week blues with a lively book discussion and some brew at Nathan Bill's Bar and Restaurant. This program is intended for 20-30 somethings, but all are welcome. Join us for our kick-off meeting on Wednesday, January 4th at 7:30 pm. Ages 21+

The East Forest Park Branch will have copies of each month’s title available for checkout. For our first meeting, we will vote on titles for the next three months, and the February title will be available to be picked up at the East Forest Park Branch in the days after the book group meets. No sign up is required, however, please email lmeier@springfieldlibrary.org if you have any questions.

Nathan Bill's is located at 110 Island Pond Rd, Springfield, MA 01118.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday January 5, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, December 1 - March 30, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
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lib_book3 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Adult Book Discussion Group at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   aoconnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This month the Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss The things we keep, by Sally Hepworth

The Forest Park Book Discussion Group meets every month from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month. We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book will be available at the branch. Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
nat_snowman 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Snowman Night Light Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us to make a Snowman Night Light to keep you company on cold winter nights !

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_games 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Game On! at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in and play your favorite tabletop and Wii games in the community room! Snacks provided. For ages 12-18. First Thursday of every month.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Commerce High School Community Conversation Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: LaTonia Naylor   413-693-0215   lnaylor@uwpv.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored program.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Walk Bike Springfield Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betsey Johnson   413-301-5387   betsy@bgjohnson.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event. 

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
Friday January 6, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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. Many of the items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea is provided.  For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Fridays, December 2, 2016 -  March 31, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and a craft. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

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

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
 
elect_clock_alarm 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Take-A-Part Party Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Ever wonder what's inside a blender? an iron? a clock? Join us as we delve into the insides of some small appliances. We"ll learn what makes then "tick"  then use the parts to make amazing robots over the winter! A fun STEM activity.

 

    Location: East Springfield
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Friday afternoon from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Pine Point Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. Ages 8-18.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
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rec_games 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM TEEN GAMES @ Your Library! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

~~~~~ RESCHEDULED FROM NOVEMBER 18, 2016~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

All of your favorite games - Pandemic, Apples to Apples, Fluxx and Picktura. All these and more (including pizza and soda) at our after-hours teen only gaming night. We'll turn up the tunes, eat pizza and play games. For teens ages 12 and up. Space is limited so preregistration is strongly encouraged. Please call or stop by the branch.

    Location: Indian Orchard
        There are 15 spaces available.
Saturday January 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Adult First Aid/CPR/AED Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Edwin Lara   617-284-1286   edwin.lara@1199funds.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

CPR training for Personal Care Attendants (PCAs)

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
school_microscope 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Science at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in anytime during 12-2:30 p.m. and visit our inventive STEM stations!  Build your brain with a special engineering project and other fun activities. Ideal for children in grades 3-8 but all youth are welcome.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch Bunch at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a story, an activity and a free light lunch. Recommended for children ages 5-12. Sponsored by Faith United Church. Held the first Saturday of the month.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters - Saturday Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

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

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

Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Children’s Program Room. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft.  No registration required.  Siblings welcome! 

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday January 8, 2017 Go To Top
ent_microphone1 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Literary Spotlight: Creative Readings by Local Writers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Enjoy the readings of local writers in this showcase of active area writers. Featured writers include poets, novelists, and children's book writers, all of whom will offer a sample from their creative writing.

Participating readers are Jane Schneeloch, Springfield poet; Don Fisher, Chicopee poet; Price Van Ray, South Hadley poet and novelist; Jacqueline Lynch, Chicopee novelist; Peter Cianciolo, Springfield author of A Father's Love; Maria Kamoulakou-Marangoudakis, Springfield author of Sky Cloud City; Patrick Shanahan, Holyoke author of The Bird Song, and Betsy Sheehan, East Longmeadow author of Grace O'Malley, the Queen of the Sea. Refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library, with a free attendance raffle for all who attend.

Writing, Reading & Author Talks    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Monday January 9, 2017 -  Saturday January 14, 2017 Go To Top
nat_snowman Puffy the Snowman Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come make Puffy the Snowman. A snowman that will never melt and will be your forever friend no matter what the weather is. All supplies provided. During all open hours.

    Location: East Forest Park
Monday January 9, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Mondays, December 5, 2017  – March 29, 2017 (except holidays), 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, a craft, and playtime. Registration required IF you bring more than 3 children. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_knitting 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you knit or crochet? Is cross-stitch or crewel your passion? Drop in every Monday with your project and join other needlecrafters for fun and fellowship. Novices are welcome. Refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Fun at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Attention LEGO enthusiasts! Drop in on Monday afternoons for freestyle building, meeting new friends, and browsing the library’s many LEGO themed books.

This program is ideal for children ages 5-10, but all are welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM SkillSmart Registration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Layla Johnston     ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Interested in applying for a job at MGM Springfield? MGM Springfield will conduct its hiring using an online program known as SkillSmart. Get help setting up a SkillSmart profile in the Central Library computer lab! Once you have a profile in SkillSmart, you will automatically receive notifications on job openings, educational opportunities, and other important MGM Springfield employment updates. No registration required. Bring a friend and tell your family! Brought to you by Springfield City Library and Opportunity Services, Inc. 

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
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Tuesday January 10, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, December 6, 2016 – March 28, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Noon Hour Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lipshires   413-263-6828 ext 395   llipshires@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 selections are: The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin and  Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, November 29 - March 28, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Calling all parents with children birth to 5 years old! We invite you along with your child for a fun-filled hour of stories, songs, crafts and more.  No sign up required, just drop in!

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Your local library is the logical place for you to enjoy this popular craze, coloring for grown-ups.  Come to East Forest Park Branch every Tuesday afternoon at 3:00.  We will provide the latest coloring books and sheets, a variety of colored pencils and markers, tea, coffee and conversation.

This will be a great time to get away from your busy day and to meet people in the neighborhood.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
elect_video_camera2 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game ON! Video Gaming for Teens 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. This program is for teens.

    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
Wednesday January 11, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Wednesdays, ongoing, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Mason Square Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and playtime. Registration required for large groups. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM ADHD parent support group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kimberly Walker   860-371-47-15   klafortune
   

This is not a library-sponsored event. 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knit One, Read Too Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Knit One, Read Too is a drop-in craft for those who knit or crochet.  Experienced needleworkers are welcomed to share their knowledge with beginners in hopes that everyone will find inspiration in seeing new needlework projects. Bring your needles or hooks and enjoy the company of your fellow yarn lovers. New members are always welcome.  Please call Emma at 413-263-6858 if you have knitting supplies to donate. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
Wednesdays, ongoing, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome. 

Hora de cuentos bilingües en la Biblioteca Brightwood
Todos los miércoles, 1:30 a 2:30 p.m., Salón ComunitarioAcompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Plazas limitadas a 12 niños con un adulto. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, y los hermanos son bienvenidos.

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
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rec_tennis 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tabletop Tennis at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tabletop tennis anyone?  Teens are invited to join us for an afternoon of fun playing tabletop tennis/ping pong.  Two or four players can play at a time.  Play for bragging rights or just for fun; plus it's a great exercise workout!  Can you meet the challenge? Paddles, balls, nets and tables provided by the library.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM STEM Challenge at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

How tall can you build a tower made only of marshmallows and spaghetti? Can you build a table using only newspaper that supports your weight? We challenge you to engineer creative designs in our STEM Building Challenge. Join us for a fun afternoon of thinking, building and fun.

 

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

School getting you stressed? Join our Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens. We supply the artist quality crayons, pencils and pens, and coloring pages to spark your creativity. Just drop by and color your stress away. Display your artwork in the Teen Room if you would like. Every Wednesday.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   
   

Wednesdays, November 2 – January 18, 2017, 4:15-5:00 p.m.  Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-8, siblings welcome.

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
nat_snowman 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Awesome Edibles: Snowman Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   kshugrue@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This month's wonderfully awesome edible is a marshmellow Olaf!  Join us to make a yummy fun treat.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
nat_snowman 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Snowman Night Light Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us to make a Snowman Night Light to keep you company on cold winter nights!

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 5:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Family Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

Wednesdays, November 30 – March 29, 5:30 – 6 p.m. Join us for stories. No registration required. Ages 5-9, siblings welcome.

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

Do you love comic books, graphic novels or webcomics? Did you ever want to create your own? Whether you are an artist or a writer, come work on your project with fellow enthusiasts. Prompts will be provided to help your creative juices. There will also be opportunities for writers and artists to team up to create stories together and, occasionally, guest artists and writers will visit. Snacks will be provided. For ages 8 - 19.

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Craft Night at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come join us for a variety of fun-filled craft activities!  This program is appropriate for all ages.

    Location: East Springfield
 
elect_camera 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Reception for Photographer Maria Laporte Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828, x221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

In honor of the show The Photographic Artistry of Maria LaPorte, the Central Library will host a reception for friends, family, and the admiring public which will include light refreshments and an attendance raffle.

Refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Art & Photography Exhibits    
    Location: Central Library
Thursday January 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Public Hearing on Proposed Changes to 760 CMR 49.00 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cecilia Woodworth   617-573-1141   cecilia.woodworth@state.ma.us
   

This is not a library-sponsored event. 

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

Thursdays, December 1 - March 30, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
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misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Springfield Young Children's System of Care meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Justin Chellman   413-787-6724   jchellman@springfieldcityhall.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored program.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_clock_alarm 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Take-A-Part Party Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Ever wonder what's inside a blender? an iron? a clock? Join us as we delve into the insides of some small appliances. We"ll learn what makes then "tick"  then use the parts to make amazing robots over the winter! A fun STEM activity.

 

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Libertas Academy Info Table Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karla Camacho     camachokarla111@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    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 January 13, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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. Many of the items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea is provided.  For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Fridays, December 2, 2016 -  March 31, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and a craft. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

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

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
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Friday afternoon from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Pine Point Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. Ages 8-18.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday January 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM MassIT Interview Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michael Baker   857-236-4078   michaeljbaker@outlook.com
   


This is not a library-sponsored program.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters - Saturday Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

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

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

Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Children’s Program Room. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft.  No registration required.  Siblings welcome! 

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday January 16, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_MLK_face.GIF Martin Luther King Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

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

Locations and Hours    
    Location: All Library Locations
Tuesday January 17, 2017 -  Friday February 24, 2017 Go To Top
nat_snow_02 Winter Reading Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Call Your Branch Library     
   

Winter Reading Club
January 17 – February 24, all library locations.
Everyone aged 0 – 99 is invited to curl up with a good book—and maybe win a prize! Complete details for your age group are available at your branch.  

    Location: All Library Locations
Tuesday January 17, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, December 6, 2016 – March 28, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, November 29 - March 28, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Calling all parents with children birth to 5 years old! We invite you along with your child for a fun-filled hour of stories, songs, crafts and more.  No sign up required, just drop in!

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Your local library is the logical place for you to enjoy this popular craze, coloring for grown-ups.  Come to East Forest Park Branch every Tuesday afternoon at 3:00.  We will provide the latest coloring books and sheets, a variety of colored pencils and markers, tea, coffee and conversation.

This will be a great time to get away from your busy day and to meet people in the neighborhood.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
food_salad 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Tasty Tuesday at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Experience a new flavor and learn how to make a tasty snack! For ages 12-18. Third Tuesday of the month.

    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
 
food_salad 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Tasty Tuesday at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Novel Book Club meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Cesan   413-782 7702   a126chocolate@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event. 

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday January 18, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, ongoing, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Mason Square Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and playtime. Registration required for large groups. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
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misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM FGP In-service Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andrew Cade   413-739-7211 ext.110   Andrew6503@aol.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event. 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knit One, Read Too Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Knit One, Read Too is a drop-in craft for those who knit or crochet.  Experienced needleworkers are welcomed to share their knowledge with beginners in hopes that everyone will find inspiration in seeing new needlework projects. Bring your needles or hooks and enjoy the company of your fellow yarn lovers. New members are always welcome.  Please call Emma at 413-263-6858 if you have knitting supplies to donate. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
Wednesdays, ongoing, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome. 

Hora de cuentos bilingües en la Biblioteca Brightwood
Todos los miércoles, 1:30 a 2:30 p.m., Salón ComunitarioAcompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Plazas limitadas a 12 niños con un adulto. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, y los hermanos son bienvenidos.

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Maker Lab for Teens at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Teens, here's a chance for teens to be a "maker" as you experiment with technology tools, craft materials, and hands-on activities of all kinds. Something different every month -- check out this group if you like to design, build and create! For ages 12 to 19.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM STEM Challenge at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

How tall can you build a tower made only of marshmallows and spaghetti? Can you build a table using only newspaper that supports your weight? We challenge you to engineer creative designs in our STEM Building Challenge. Join us for a fun afternoon of thinking, building and fun.

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

Based on the American Girl books this free club is for ages 6 to 14. Come make a craft and enjoy a snack based on the time period of the girl chosen each month. Preregistration is encouraged.

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

School getting you stressed? Join our Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens. We supply the artist quality crayons, pencils and pens, and coloring pages to spark your creativity. Just drop by and color your stress away. Display your artwork in the Teen Room if you would like. Every Wednesday.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   
   

Wednesdays, November 2 – January 18, 2017, 4:15-5:00 p.m.  Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-8, siblings welcome.

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Commerce High School Community Conversation Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: LaTonia Naylor   413-693-0215   lnaylor@uwpv.org
   
This is not a library-sponsored event.
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 5:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Family Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

Wednesdays, November 30 – March 29, 5:30 – 6 p.m. Join us for stories. No registration required. Ages 5-9, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
 
food_meal 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Let's Get Cooking at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Calling all Foodies - the library is now a place for you!  The East Forest Park Branch Library will be starting a Cooking Group which will focus on your food interests.  We will pick a theme for each meeting, provide cookbooks and recipes to choose from, and then meet and eat.  We will present our dishes and discuss the challenges and delights of our recipes. Future sessions may include guest speakers to discuss local restaurants, farmers markets and the food-to-table movement, culinary trends, new kitchen essentials, nutritional tips and whatever is recommended by the group.  Whether you are a gourmet chef or a person who only heats up take-out food in the microwave, this will be a fun, useful and social group to help improve your cooking skills.  Please contact Linda at the East Forest Park Branch with any questions.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 15 spaces available.
Thursday January 19, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, December 1 - March 30, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
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misc_candle_1.GIF 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Create a Luminary Candle Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Create a colorful candle-lit luminary with jar, paper, and a tea candle. Staff will show you how to make this light which will bring a warm, attractive glow into any winter's night.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
anim_dog1 3:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Reading Buddy at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Bright Spot Therapy Dog Cassie and her owner Nancy will be visiting Mason Square Branch Library. If you are a new reader, or want to practice reading aloud, come by the library and read to Cassie -- she is a great listener!
 

    Location: Mason Square
 
elect_clock_alarm 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Take-A-Part Party Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Ever wonder what's inside a blender? an iron? a clock? Join us as we delve into the insides of some small appliances. We"ll learn what makes then "tick"  then use the parts to make amazing robots over the winter! A fun STEM activity.

 

    Location: Mason Square
 
elect_clock_alarm 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Take-A-Part Party Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Ever wonder what's inside a blender? an iron? a clock? Join us as we delve into the insides of some small appliances. We"ll learn what makes then "tick"  then use the parts to make amazing robots over the winter! A fun STEM activity.

 

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Community Police Team Sector F 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 January 20, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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. Many of the items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea is provided.  For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Fridays, December 2, 2016 -  March 31, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and a craft. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

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

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_candle_1.GIF 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Create a Luminary Candle Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   aoconnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Create a colorful candle-lit luminary with jar, paper, and a tea candle. Staff will show you how to make this light which will bring a warm, attractive glow into any winter's night.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Friday afternoon from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_paintpalette02 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Horrible Art Afternoon: Creation and Competition Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

A freestyle craft event for tweens and teens. Everyone has access to a pile of ridiculous craft and art material. The “worst” piece of art will win a hideously tacky trophy and crown at the end of the afternoon.

Participants can make as many pieces of “Bad Art” (sculptures, paintings, collages, etc.) as they wish, and in the final twenty minutes we will set up a Bad Art Exhibition. Everyone can browse and cast three votes for their favorite pieces of Bad Art. The winner gets the trophy. For ages 12 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
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elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Pine Point Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. Ages 8-18.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday January 21, 2017 Go To Top
school_microscope 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Science at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in anytime during 12-2:30 p.m. and visit our inventive STEM stations!  Build your brain with a special engineering project and other fun activities. Ideal for children in grades 3-8 but all youth are welcome.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters - Saturday Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

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

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

Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Children’s Program Room. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft.  No registration required.  Siblings welcome! 

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday January 23, 2017 -  Saturday February 4, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_heart2 Valentines for Vets Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Create a beautiful Valentine to thank a local veteran for their service!  Cards will be delivered on Valentine's Day. Drop in craft during all open hours.

    Location: All Library Locations
Monday January 23, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Mondays, December 5, 2017  – March 29, 2017 (except holidays), 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, a craft, and playtime. Registration required IF you bring more than 3 children. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_knitting 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you knit or crochet? Is cross-stitch or crewel your passion? Drop in every Monday with your project and join other needlecrafters for fun and fellowship. Novices are welcome. Refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Fun at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Attention LEGO enthusiasts! Drop in on Monday afternoons for freestyle building, meeting new friends, and browsing the library’s many LEGO themed books.

This program is ideal for children ages 5-10, but all are welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM SkillSmart Registration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Layla Johnston     ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Interested in applying for a job at MGM Springfield? MGM Springfield will conduct its hiring using an online program known as SkillSmart. Get help setting up a SkillSmart profile in the Central Library computer lab! Once you have a profile in SkillSmart, you will automatically receive notifications on job openings, educational opportunities, and other important MGM Springfield employment updates. No registration required. Bring a friend and tell your family! Brought to you by Springfield City Library and Opportunity Services, Inc. 

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Tuesday January 24, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, December 6, 2016 – March 28, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, November 29 - March 28, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Calling all parents with children birth to 5 years old! We invite you along with your child for a fun-filled hour of stories, songs, crafts and more.  No sign up required, just drop in!

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
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office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Your local library is the logical place for you to enjoy this popular craze, coloring for grown-ups.  Come to East Forest Park Branch every Tuesday afternoon at 3:00.  We will provide the latest coloring books and sheets, a variety of colored pencils and markers, tea, coffee and conversation.

This will be a great time to get away from your busy day and to meet people in the neighborhood.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
elect_video_camera2 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game ON! Video Gaming for Teens 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. This program is for teens.

    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
Wednesday January 25, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Wednesdays, ongoing, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Mason Square Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and playtime. Registration required for large groups. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knit One, Read Too Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Knit One, Read Too is a drop-in craft for those who knit or crochet.  Experienced needleworkers are welcomed to share their knowledge with beginners in hopes that everyone will find inspiration in seeing new needlework projects. Bring your needles or hooks and enjoy the company of your fellow yarn lovers. New members are always welcome.  Please call Emma at 413-263-6858 if you have knitting supplies to donate. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
Wednesdays, ongoing, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome. 

Hora de cuentos bilingües en la Biblioteca Brightwood
Todos los miércoles, 1:30 a 2:30 p.m., Salón ComunitarioAcompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Plazas limitadas a 12 niños con un adulto. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, y los hermanos son bienvenidos.

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM STEM Challenge at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

How tall can you build a tower made only of marshmallows and spaghetti? Can you build a table using only newspaper that supports your weight?

We challenge you to engineer creative designs in our STEM Building Challenge. Join us for a fun afternoon of thinking, building and fun.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_clock_alarm 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Take-A-Part Party Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Ever wonder what's inside a blender? an iron? a clock? Join us as we delve into the insides of some small appliances. We"ll learn what makes then "tick"  then use the parts to make amazing robots over the winter! A fun STEM activity.

 

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

School getting you stressed? Join our Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens. We supply the artist quality crayons, pencils and pens, and coloring pages to spark your creativity. Just drop by and color your stress away. Display your artwork in the Teen Room if you would like. Every Wednesday.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   
   

Wednesdays, November 2, 2016 – February 22, 2017, 4:15-5:00 p.m.  Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-8, siblings welcome.

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
lib_teddybear_reading 5:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Family Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

Wednesdays, November 30 – March 29, 5:30 – 6 p.m. Join us for stories. No registration required. Ages 5-9, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
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lib_book3 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM East Forest Park Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday January 26, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, December 1 - March 30, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Maker Lab at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in and try out a new project, including arts and crafts, sewing, and technology. Show off your "maker" skills and learn from other teens. This month we'll be making our own custom notebooks and journals. For ages 12-18.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Gardener's Gathering Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Mason Square Community Gardeners meet with other community garden groups in Springfield for a potluck and discussion about the upcoming season. Feb 2 is snow date. Not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Libertas Academy Charter School Information Session Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karla Camacho   413-276-1232   camachokarla111@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event. 

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Friday January 27, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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. Many of the items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea is provided.  For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Fridays, December 2, 2016 -  March 31, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and a craft. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

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

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
 
elect_computer3 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Drop-In Resume and Writing Assistance Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Need help writing a resume? A cover letter? Do you want help proof-reading an essay for school or a scholarship application? Come down to the Mason Square Branch Library on Fridays between 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. for one-on-one writing assistance with library intern, Samantha.

Writing a resume or cover letter from scratch? We'll get you set up on a computer in the branch.

Already have something written out? Save the document to your email or bring it to the library on a flash drive. Limit 6 pages.

Resources for Jobseekers    
    Location: Mason Square
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Friday afternoon from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Pine Point Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. Ages 8-18.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
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Saturday January 28, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM East Forest Park Teen Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   LMeier@SpringfieldLibrary.org
   

Are you a teen interested in discussing books? Check out the East Forest Park Teen Book Club! Meetings will be held on the third Saturday of the month. This month we will be discussing Kumiko Suekane's Afterschool Charisma, a manga about a high school full of clones of famous people throughout history. Intrigued? Copies of the book will be available at the Reference Desk. You can sign up ahead of time or just drop in! Snacks and drinks will be provided.

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Forest Park Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Miners and crafters! Come to the Library's new Minecraft Club to build, play, and create--and battle zombies, of course. For ages 12-18.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters - Saturday Group 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_meeting1 1:15 PM  -  1:45 PM East Forest Park Teen Advisory Board Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lmeier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Would you like to make change in the library?  The East Forest Park Branch Library Teen Advisory Board will meet immediately after Teen Book Club on the third Saturday of every month. Come talk about things YOU would like to see happen in the library, such as advising on which books and media to purchase for young adults, as well as brainstorming different ideas for programs. For ages 11-19. Excellent snacks will be provided.

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

Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Children’s Program Room. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft.  No registration required.  Siblings welcome! 

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday January 30, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Mondays, December 5, 2017  – March 29, 2017 (except holidays), 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, a craft, and playtime. Registration required IF you bring more than 3 children. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Early Literacy Coalition Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Corey Ferguson   413-263-6828 ext.201   cferguson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_knitting 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you knit or crochet? Is cross-stitch or crewel your passion? Drop in every Monday with your project and join other needlecrafters for fun and fellowship. Novices are welcome. Refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Fun at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Attention LEGO enthusiasts! Drop in on Monday afternoons for freestyle building, meeting new friends, and browsing the library’s many LEGO themed books.

This program is ideal for children ages 5-10, but all are welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM SkillSmart Registration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Layla Johnston     ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Interested in applying for a job at MGM Springfield? MGM Springfield will conduct its hiring using an online program known as SkillSmart. Get help setting up a SkillSmart profile in the Central Library computer lab! Once you have a profile in SkillSmart, you will automatically receive notifications on job openings, educational opportunities, and other important MGM Springfield employment updates. No registration required. Bring a friend and tell your family! Brought to you by Springfield City Library and Opportunity Services, Inc. 

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Tuesday January 31, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, December 6, 2016 – March 28, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
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lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, November 29 - March 28, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Calling all parents with children birth to 5 years old! We invite you along with your child for a fun-filled hour of stories, songs, crafts and more.  No sign up required, just drop in!

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Your local library is the logical place for you to enjoy this popular craze, coloring for grown-ups.  Come to East Forest Park Branch every Tuesday afternoon at 3:00.  We will provide the latest coloring books and sheets, a variety of colored pencils and markers, tea, coffee and conversation.

This will be a great time to get away from your busy day and to meet people in the neighborhood.

    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: 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 4:15 PM  -  5:45 PM Teen Readers Advisory Panel Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Calling All Teens.  Here's your chance to meet regularly the last Tuesday of the month to share ideas about improving library programming for teens and tweens, plan events, give input for materials selection and other fun activities. Light refreshments will be served. 

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday February 1, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, ongoing, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Mason Square Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and playtime. Registration required for large groups. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

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

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

 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knit One, Read Too Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Knit One, Read Too is a drop-in craft for those who knit or crochet.  Experienced needleworkers are welcomed to share their knowledge with beginners in hopes that everyone will find inspiration in seeing new needlework projects. Bring your needles or hooks and enjoy the company of your fellow yarn lovers. New members are always welcome.  Please call Emma at 413-263-6858 if you have knitting supplies to donate. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
Wednesdays, ongoing, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome. 

Hora de cuentos bilingües en la Biblioteca Brightwood
Todos los miércoles, 1:30 a 2:30 p.m., Salón ComunitarioAcompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Plazas limitadas a 12 niños con un adulto. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, y los hermanos son bienvenidos.

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_yoga 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Qigong and Tai Chi for Everyone Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Qigong and Tai Chi are ancient healing practices popular throughout Asia and beyond. Proponents of the exercises claim that they release the natural powers of self-healing by strengthening the spirit and balancing in the body. Qigong and tai chi are easy to learn and perform, and these exercise sessions are designed for all ages, 7-70 years old. People with physical limitations can practice seated, though others may prefer a traditional standing stance. Dr. Emanuel Brown is certified and trained in both from the Kripalu Center in Lenox, Mass.

Health & Fitness    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
elect_e_reader.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Podcast Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

A good podcast is hard to find, and when you find one its sometimes hard to find other fans! This club will highlight a new podcast each month, listen to one episode and then discuss. Club members will also have the chance to suggest their favorite podcasts to the club! All podcasts, fiction and non-fiction alike will be considered for meetings.

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

School getting you stressed? Join our Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens. We supply the artist quality crayons, pencils and pens, and coloring pages to spark your creativity. Just drop by and color your stress away. Display your artwork in the Teen Room if you would like. Every Wednesday.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   
   

Wednesdays, November 2, 2016 – February 22, 2017, 4:15-5:00 p.m.  Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-8, siblings welcome.

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
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lib_teddybear_reading 5:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Family Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

Wednesdays, November 30 – March 29, 5:30 – 6 p.m. Join us for stories. No registration required. Ages 5-9, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    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
 
lib_bookshelf 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Books & Brew Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lmeier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Cure your mid-week blues with a lively book discussion and some brew at Nathan Bill's Bar and Restaurant. This program is intended for 20-30 somethings, but all are welcome.

The East Forest Park Branch will have copies of each month’s title available for checkout. For our first meeting, we will vote on titles for the next three months, and the February title will be able to be picked up at the East Forest Park Branch in the days after the book group meets. No sign up is required, however, please email lmeier@springfieldlibrary.org if you have any questions.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday February 2, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, December 1 - March 30, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
lib_book3 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Adult Book Discussion Group at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   aoconnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This month the Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss

The Forest Park Book Discussion Group meets every month from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month. We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book will be available at the branch. Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
rec_games 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Game On! at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in and play your favorite tabletop and Wii games in the community room! Snacks provided. For ages 12-18. First Thursday of every month.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
office_pencil 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Zine Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Write. Draw. Collage. Paste.

Zines are self-published books that everyone can make. Come make your very own at our Teen Zine Workshop. This workshop is a safe creative space for youth to make zines and explore expression.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Walk Bike Springfield Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betsey Johnson   413-301-5387   betsy@bgjohnson.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event. 

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
Friday February 3, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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. Many of the items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea is provided.  For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Fridays, December 2, 2016 -  March 31, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and a craft. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
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elect_computer3 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Drop-In Resume and Writing Assistance Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Need help writing a resume? A cover letter? Do you want help proof-reading an essay for school or a scholarship application? Come down to the Mason Square Branch Library on Fridays between 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. for one-on-one writing assistance with library intern, Samantha.

Writing a resume or cover letter from scratch? We'll get you set up on a computer in the branch.

Already have something written out? Save the document to your email or bring it to the library on a flash drive. Limit 6 pages.

Resources for Jobseekers    
    Location: Mason Square
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Friday afternoon from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Pine Point Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. Ages 8-18.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday February 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Adult First Aid/CPR/AED Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Edwin Lara   617-284-1286   edwin.lara@1199funds.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

CPR training for Personal Care Attendants (PCAs).

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch Bunch at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a story, an activity and a free light lunch. Recommended for children ages 5-12. Sponsored by Faith United Church. Held the first Saturday of the month.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters - Saturday Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

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

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

Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Children’s Program Room. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft.  No registration required.  Siblings welcome! 

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday February 6, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Mondays, December 5, 2017  – March 29, 2017 (except holidays), 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, a craft, and playtime. Registration required IF you bring more than 3 children. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_knitting 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you knit or crochet? Is cross-stitch or crewel your passion? Drop in every Monday with your project and join other needlecrafters for fun and fellowship. Novices are welcome. Refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Fun at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Attention LEGO enthusiasts! Drop in on Monday afternoons for freestyle building, meeting new friends, and browsing the library’s many LEGO themed books.

This program is ideal for children ages 5-10, but all are welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM SkillSmart Registration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Layla Johnston     ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Interested in applying for a job at MGM Springfield? MGM Springfield will conduct its hiring using an online program known as SkillSmart. Get help setting up a SkillSmart profile in the Central Library computer lab! Once you have a profile in SkillSmart, you will automatically receive notifications on job openings, educational opportunities, and other important MGM Springfield employment updates. No registration required. Bring a friend and tell your family! Brought to you by Springfield City Library and Opportunity Services, Inc. 

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Tuesday February 7, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, December 6, 2016 – March 28, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, November 29 - March 28, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Calling all parents with children birth to 5 years old! We invite you along with your child for a fun-filled hour of stories, songs, crafts and more.  No sign up required, just drop in!

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Your local library is the logical place for you to enjoy this popular craze, coloring for grown-ups.  Come to East Forest Park Branch every Tuesday afternoon at 3:00.  We will provide the latest coloring books and sheets, a variety of colored pencils and markers, tea, coffee and conversation.

This will be a great time to get away from your busy day and to meet people in the neighborhood.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
office_meeting1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Brightwood Teen Advisory Board Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Calling All Teens.  Here's your chance to meet regularly the first Tuesday of the month to share ideas about improving library programming for teens and tweens, plan events, book discussions, give input for materials selection and other fun activities.  Light refreshments will be served. 

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Puzzle Competition Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Attention youth chess players! During the month of February, keep the fun going by competing in our take home contest. Just pick up an activity sheet during our regular Tuesday afternoon chess program. If you can solve the puzzle(s) in 2-3 moves, return your sheet to our chess instructor. If there is more than one person who solves all six sheets, the contestants will face off by doing additional puzzles at the library. The grand winner will be a awarded a chess book to keep!

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Jubilant Jewelry Making Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Hooks, pins, and spacers, Oh My!  Design and create earrings or a bracelet using findings, beads, wire and elastic. This workshop is best suited for ages 9-19, however children 7-9 who are accompanied by an adult are welcome. 

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meet the monthly building challenge with fellow LEGO builders. Held on the first Tuesday of the month.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
Wednesday February 8, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Wednesdays, ongoing, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Mason Square Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and playtime. Registration required for large groups. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knit One, Read Too Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Knit One, Read Too is a drop-in craft for those who knit or crochet.  Experienced needleworkers are welcomed to share their knowledge with beginners in hopes that everyone will find inspiration in seeing new needlework projects. Bring your needles or hooks and enjoy the company of your fellow yarn lovers. New members are always welcome.  Please call Emma at 413-263-6858 if you have knitting supplies to donate. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
Wednesdays, ongoing, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome. 

Hora de cuentos bilingües en la Biblioteca Brightwood
Todos los miércoles, 1:30 a 2:30 p.m., Salón ComunitarioAcompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Plazas limitadas a 12 niños con un adulto. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, y los hermanos son bienvenidos.

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
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rec_yoga 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Qigong and Tai Chi for Everyone Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Qigong and Tai Chi are ancient healing practices popular throughout Asia and beyond. Proponents of the exercises claim that they release the natural powers of self-healing by strengthening the spirit and balancing in the body. Qigong and tai chi are easy to learn and perform, and these exercise sessions are designed for all ages, 7-70 years old. People with physical limitations can practice seated, though others may prefer a traditional standing stance. Dr. Emanuel Brown is certified and trained in both from the Kripalu Center in Lenox, Mass.

Health & Fitness    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
rec_tennis 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tabletop Tennis at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tabletop tennis anyone?  Teens are invited to join us for an afternoon of fun playing tabletop tennis/ping pong.  Two or four players can play at a time.  Play for bragging rights or just for fun; plus it's a great exercise workout!  Can you meet the challenge? Paddles, balls, nets and tables provided by the library.

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

School getting you stressed? Join our Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens. We supply the artist quality crayons, pencils and pens, and coloring pages to spark your creativity. Just drop by and color your stress away. Display your artwork in the Teen Room if you would like. Every Wednesday.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   
   

Wednesdays, November 2, 2016 – February 22, 2017, 4:15-5:00 p.m.  Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-8, siblings welcome.

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
holiday_heart1 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Awesome Edibles: Make a Valentine Cookie Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Express Library at Pine Point    413-263-6855   
   

Join us to decorate a cookie heart for your sweetheart, or yourself!

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
holiday_heart1 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Awesome Edibles: Make a Valentine Cookie Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us to decorate a cookie heart for your sweetheart, or yourself!

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 5:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Family Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

Wednesdays, November 30 – March 29, 5:30 – 6 p.m. Join us for stories. No registration required. Ages 5-9, siblings welcome.

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

Do you love comic books, graphic novels or webcomics? Did you ever want to create your own? Whether you are an artist or a writer, come work on your project with fellow enthusiasts. Prompts will be provided to help your creative juices. There will also be opportunities for writers and artists to team up to create stories together and, occasionally, guest artists and writers will visit. Snacks will be provided. For ages 8 - 19.

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Craft Night at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come join us for a variety of fun-filled craft activities!  This program is appropriate for all ages.

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday February 9, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, December 1 - March 30, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Springfield Young Children's System of Care meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Justin Chellman   413-787-6724   jchellman@springfieldcityhall.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored program.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
holiday_heart1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Awesome Edibles: Make a Valentine Cookie Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us to decorate a cookie heart for your sweetheart, or yourself!

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
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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 February 10, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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. Many of the items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea is provided.  For more information, call Tricia at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Fridays, December 2, 2016 -  March 31, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and a craft. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

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

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
 
elect_computer3 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Drop-In Resume and Writing Assistance Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Need help writing a resume? A cover letter? Do you want help proof-reading an essay for school or a scholarship application? Come down to the Mason Square Branch Library on Fridays between 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. for one-on-one writing assistance with library intern, Samantha.

Writing a resume or cover letter from scratch? We'll get you set up on a computer in the branch.

Already have something written out? Save the document to your email or bring it to the library on a flash drive. Limit 6 pages.

Resources for Jobseekers    
    Location: Mason Square
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Friday afternoon from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Pine Point Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. Ages 8-18.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday February 11, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_heart1 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Awesome Edibles: Make a Valentine Cookie Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us to decorate a cookie heart for your sweetheart, or yourself!

    Location: East Springfield
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters - Saturday Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

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

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

Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Children’s Program Room. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft.  No registration required.  Siblings welcome! 

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday February 13, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Mondays, December 5, 2017  – March 29, 2017 (except holidays), 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, a craft, and playtime. Registration required IF you bring more than 3 children. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
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rec_knitting 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you knit or crochet? Is cross-stitch or crewel your passion? Drop in every Monday with your project and join other needlecrafters for fun and fellowship. Novices are welcome. Refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Fun at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Attention LEGO enthusiasts! Drop in on Monday afternoons for freestyle building, meeting new friends, and browsing the library’s many LEGO themed books.

This program is ideal for children ages 5-10, but all are welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM SkillSmart Registration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Layla Johnston     ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Interested in applying for a job at MGM Springfield? MGM Springfield will conduct its hiring using an online program known as SkillSmart. Get help setting up a SkillSmart profile in the Central Library computer lab! Once you have a profile in SkillSmart, you will automatically receive notifications on job openings, educational opportunities, and other important MGM Springfield employment updates. No registration required. Bring a friend and tell your family! Brought to you by Springfield City Library and Opportunity Services, Inc. 

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Tuesday February 14, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, December 6, 2016 – March 28, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Noon Hour Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lipshires   413-263-6828 ext 395   llipshires@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: Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf (2015) fiction.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, November 29 - March 28, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Calling all parents with children birth to 5 years old! We invite you along with your child for a fun-filled hour of stories, songs, crafts and more.  No sign up required, just drop in!

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Your local library is the logical place for you to enjoy this popular craze, coloring for grown-ups.  Come to East Forest Park Branch every Tuesday afternoon at 3:00.  We will provide the latest coloring books and sheets, a variety of colored pencils and markers, tea, coffee and conversation.

This will be a great time to get away from your busy day and to meet people in the neighborhood.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
elect_video_camera2 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game ON! Video Gaming for Teens 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. This program is for teens.

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

Experience a new flavor and learn how to make a tasty snack! For ages 12-18. Third Tuesday of the month.

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Puzzle Competition Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Attention youth chess players! During the month of February, keep the fun going by competing in our take home contest. Just pick up an activity sheet during our regular Tuesday afternoon chess program. If you can solve the puzzle(s) in 2-3 moves, return your sheet to our chess instructor. If there is more than one person who solves all six sheets, the contestants will face off by doing additional puzzles at the library. The grand winner will be a awarded a chess book to keep!

    Location: Sixteen Acres
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Wednesday February 15, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, ongoing, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Mason Square Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and playtime. Registration required for large groups. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM FGP In-service