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Monday May 1, 2017 -  Thursday June 29, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette Art Central: Paintings by Gloria Caballer-Arce Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

On display this season are selected paintings by Springfield artist Dr. Gloria Caballer-Arce. New works in her trademark style of bold colors, interweaving lines, and abstract shapes will enliven and inspire with their beauty and strength. A public reception in honor of the artist and her works is scheduled for Monday, May 1st starting at 6:30 p.m.

Art & Photography Exhibits    
    Location: Central Library
Monday May 15, 2017 -  Saturday May 27, 2017 Go To Top
anim_cat Oodles of Animal Crafts Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

May is National Pet Month. To celebrate our four-legged furry friends we will be offering some cool animal crafts. Drop in craft during all open hours.

    Location: East Forest Park
Monday May 22, 2017 -  Saturday May 27, 2017 Go To Top
anim_dog1 Towel Day Towel Drive Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Peggy Dialessi   413-263-6846   pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

May 25th is known as Towel Day in recognition of Douglas Adam's world-famous book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. As all good intergalactic hitchhikers know, towels are necessary for successful star traveling, but local animal shelters need them too! Bring in your clean but reusable old towels between Monday May 22 and Saturday May 27th, and staff will have them delivered to the Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Adoption Center for use as animal bedding. Each accepted towel will earn you a raffle ticket to win a $25 gift card to Bed, Bath, and Beyond. See your librarian for details. Stop by during all open hours at all library locations. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: All Library Locations
Tuesday May 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Mass Virtual Academy MCAS testing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Wheeler   413-475-3879   jwheeler@gcvs.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

http://mava.k12.com/    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
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, April 18 – May 30, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Family Literacy Fun! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Parents from non-English speaking families are invited to the library to enjoy stories, crafts and activities. Families will leave with books and activities to do at home!

Presented in partnership with Home City Families. Call 413-886-5158 for more information or to sign up.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
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, March 7 -  May 30, 1:30-2:30 p.m. 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
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Music Together at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Tuesdays, April 25 - May 23, 1:30 p.m. Join us for a 5-week series of music and movement. Registration is required, call 413-886-5158. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 10 children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth-5 years.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Community Prayer Meeting and Bible Study Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pastor Mattie Johnson   413-686-7996   jmattiep19@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_video_camera2 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game On! Video Gaming for Teens at Brightwood 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 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
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misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM PVPA Tutoring Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bill Fogel     
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM *Rescheduled for June 7th* Gardening 101 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sis. Anna Muhammad   413-214-1237   
   

This program has been re-scheduled for Wednesday, June 7th at 4:00.

    Location: Mason Square
 
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   mgalbreath@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 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
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  7:30 PM SAC Youth Programs Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pamela Westmoreland   413-222-3957   sacyouthprograms@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Planning for youth and arts and letters programming for Springfield Alumnae, DST

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
ent_microphone1 6:15 PM  -  7:30 PM Author Talk: Derek Strahan and His Book Lost Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join local author Derek Strahan as he launches his new book Lost Springfield, an excellent glimpse back into Springfield's history.  The book reflects many of Springfield's beautiful, historically significant buildings that have been lost.  Mr. Strahan will also talk about pioneering industrialists and new businesses in the mid-1800's that helped Springfield rise to become the economic center of the region.  Derek Strahan is a graduate of Westfield State University, teaches English in Connecticut, and actively participates in the online blog #Lost New England."

Writing, Reading & Author Talks    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
        There are 41 spaces available.
Wednesday May 24, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BYOB, A Book Discussion 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_handshake 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Job Seeker Workshop Series: Finding, Getting, and Keeping a Job Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Janet Kelly   413-263-6839   jkelly@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Are you looking for work, but don't know how to get started or where to look? Want to brush up on your interviewing skills? Want to make sure you keep the next job that you get?

Join us at the Read/Write/Now Center for a free three-part job seeker workshop series led by Workforce Team educators from the Hampden County Sheriff's Department's After Incarceration Support Systems program.

Wednesday, May 24th: Finding the job: This workshop will cover topics such as: what you need to do before you start your job search, job search strategies, and local resources and organizations that can help with the job search process.

Wednesday, May 31st: Getting the job: This workshop will survey cover letter basics and interviewing skills.

Wednesday, June 7th: Keeping the job: This workshop will focus on work/life balance and the soft skills necessary to do well in a work environment.

 

Jobseeker Resources    
    Location: Read/Write/Now
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be 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. This group meets every Wednesday from 1-3 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sen. Welch Office Hours Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Office of Senator Welch   413 737-7756   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

State Senator Jim Welch will hold office hours at the Indian Orchard Library every fourth Wednesday from 1-3 p.m.

    Location: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Men of MY FATHERS' HOUSE Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adolph Forbes II   860-513-8208   aef2mfh65@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Men of FATHERS HOUSE; ACES SUMMIT Committee Meeting; CASTING CALL performing artists and various other talents.

 

ACES Summit    
    Location: Central Library 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
 
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
 
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   akeefe@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, March 1 – May 31, 5:30 – 6 p.m. Join us for stories. No registration required. Ages 5-9, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_book3 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Afterthoughts Book Discussion 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 Bridge Ladies by Betsy Lerner.

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. This group meets every month from 6 - 7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month, although this month we will meet on May 24, the fourth Wednesday of the month.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
ent_note 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM The Softer Side of Celtic: Music and Stories Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The Softer Side of Celtic brings the stories of music from Scotland, Ireland and England into a program that will keep the audience on the edge of their seats. There will be singing, laughing, clapping, and perhaps a few tears, as he tells the songs' stories. Jeff Snow is a highly regarded guitarist who also plays the autoharp, bouzouki, and other instruments. His relaxed presentation is warm and friendly, perfect for children, teens, and adults. Attendees earn a chance to win the free raffle sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Music & Entertainment    
    Location: East Springfield
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM American Legion Auxiliary Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carolyn Baranowski   413-348-6029   cabsmad56@comcast.net
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Meeting for for the Department President Banquet.

    Location: Indian Orchard Community Room
Thursday May 25, 2017 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Hi!Tech: Continuing with Computers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This hands-on workshop builds on Getting Started with Computers by reviewing basic aspects of computer use including file management, text editing, and more. 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 Shadd & Sarah.

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Springfield
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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, March 2 – May 25, 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
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Advisory Council for Square One Health Families Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elizabeth Szarkowski   413-858-3119   lszarkowski@sdn.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

This is an in-depth exploration of the book Finding Water: the Art of Perserverance, by Julia Cameron. It is a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with written and/or spoken exercises. The series extends the ideas developed in an earlier workshop series called The Artists' Way, though new and returning members are equally welcomed. The series 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 Phyllis St. George, published poet and editor, and exponent of The Artist’s Way.

Writing Workshops    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
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_scissors&glue 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Maker Lab at Forest Park: Sharpie Tie-Dye 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. Every fourth Thursday of the month.

    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 for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups 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 library 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 7:00 PM in the Children's Workroom.

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

Arts & Crafts    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Crushing Self-Doubt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brenda's Child   413-729-4377   brendaschild@brendaschild.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Facilitated by Brenda's Child, the Queen of Self-esteem, women and teen girls will learn strategies for eliminating negative self-talk and doubt and building confidence and self-worth. Participants will design and create their own affirmations to take with them. Register online at www.brendachild.com by May 18th. Refreshments and materials will be provided.

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Parent Meeting - MPU Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Hanoi K. Reyes   617-419-6989   hanoi@discoverasg.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Massachusetts Parents United will be hosting a parent meeting with community parents as part of efforts to find out what are the challenges that they face in their communities. Massachusetts Parents United (MPU) is a new, parent-led advocacy organization that’s fighting for one thing, and one thing only: the Commonwealth’s children. MPU is organizing parents to advocate for safe communities, stable homes and high quality schools that allow our children to realize their full potential.

 

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Friday May 26, 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
 
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Men of MY FATHERS' HOUSE Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adolph Forbes II   860-513-8208   aef2mfh65@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Men of MY FATHERS' HOUSE; ACES SUMMIT Committee Meeting. CASTING CALL

ACES Summit    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Friday from 10-11:30 AM.
 

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, March 3 – May 26, 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 Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. This group meets every Friday from 1-2:30 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Rep. Williams Office Hours Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Office of Bud Williams   413-739-8547   
   

Representative Bud Williams and his office announced a spring office hours schedule, with meetings to be held throughout the district starting in May.

Constituents and town officials are invited to attend and express any concerns, ideas and issues they have.

As always, constituents are welcome to schedule an appointment if the scheduled meeting times are not convenient by calling Rep. Williams' district office at 413-739-8547.

    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
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elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:45 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 May 27, 2017 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to Excel Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel, the world's leading desktop spreadsheet. Excel is used both at home and in the office to help with a wide range of personal and business management services including basic bookkeeping and accounting, to maintaining mailing lists and more. Skill with a keyboard and mouse is needed for success in this workshop. Light refreshments, compliments of the Friends of the Library, will be provided. Led by Matthew

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
rec_games 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Games Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tabletop Games. Board Games. Card Games. Join us for an afternoon of games and fun. Bring your own game or try one of ours. No experience necessary.

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
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
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Springfield Carnival Caribbean Heritage Scholarship Committee Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gloria Scarlett   413-693-3343   scarlettg51@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

To meeting is final one before the award ceremony, which will be on June 1st at the Barney Estate in Forest park.

At this meeting deligation of duties will be done and all parts of the planning must come together.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM ACLU Volunteers Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erin Smith   413-297-4257   eesmithma@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Organizing local ACLU Massachusetts volunteers, set goals, and brainstorm ideas.

This is a private event not open to the public.

    Location: Central Library 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., 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 May 28, 2017 Go To Top
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The Central Library is closed on Sundays during the summer through Labor Day.

Locations and Hours    
    Location: Central Library
Monday May 29, 2017 Go To Top
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    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

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

Locations and Hours    
    Location: All Library Locations
Tuesday May 30, 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, April 18 – May 30, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Family Literacy Fun! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Parents from non-English speaking families are invited to the library to enjoy stories, crafts and activities. Families will leave with books and activities to do at home!

Presented in partnership with Home City Families. Call 413-886-5158 for more information or to sign up.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
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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, March 7 -  May 30, 1:30-2:30 p.m. 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
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Community Prayer Meeting and Bible Study Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pastor Mattie Johnson   413-686-7996   jmattiep19@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square 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
 
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   mgalbreath@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 your age group, plan events, give input for materials selection and other fun activities. Light refreshments will be served. 

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Club 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 May 31, 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_handshake 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Job Seeker Workshop Series: Finding, Getting, and Keeping a Job Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Janet Kelly   413-263-6839   jkelly@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Are you looking for work, but don't know how to get started or where to look? Want to brush up on your interviewing skills? Want to make sure you keep the next job that you get?

Join us at the Read/Write/Now Center for a free three-part job seeker workshop series led by Workforce Team educators from the Hampden County Sheriff's Department's After Incarceration Support Systems program.

Wednesday, May 24th: Finding the job: This workshop will cover topics such as: what you need to do before you start your job search, job search strategies, and local resources and organizations that can help with the job search process.

Wednesday, May 31st: Getting the job: This workshop will survey cover letter basics and interviewing skills.

Wednesday, June 7th: Keeping the job: This workshop will focus on work/life balance and the soft skills necessary to do well in a work environment.

 

Jobseeker Resources    
    Location: Read/Write/Now
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM New England Regional Lean Summit Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Paul Keegan   802-595-1225   paul.keegan@vermont.gov
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Rep. Williams Office Hours Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Office of Bud Williams   413-739-8547   
   

Representative Bud Williams and his office announced a spring office hours schedule, with meetings to be held throughout the district starting in May.

Constituents and town officials are invited to attend and express any concerns, ideas and issues they have.

As always, constituents are welcome to schedule an appointment if the scheduled meeting times are not convenient by calling Rep. Williams' district office at 413-739-8547.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be 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. This group meets every Wednesday from 1-3 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
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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
 
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   akeefe@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, March 1 – May 31, 5:30 – 6 p.m. Join us for stories. No registration required. Ages 5-9, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Godfrey Triangle Revitalize Committee Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Zaida Govan   413-301-2533   zaida.govan@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The IOCC is organizing a committee to work on the revitalization of the Godfrey Triangle. This meeting will begin the process of growing the committee and coming up with plans to raise funds to do this.

    Location: Indian Orchard Community Room
Thursday June 1, 2017 -  Saturday June 17, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_heart1 Make A Card for Father's Day Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop by the library during open hours and make a card for dear ol' dad. Supplies and templates will be provided so that you can craft a card that will bring a smile to the lips of Pop, Grampa, and Uncle Joe. Available during all open hours at all library locations except Central Library.

 

    Location: All Library Locations
Thursday June 1, 2017 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Hi!Tech: Introduction to the Web Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6830   sjamison@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 Shadd & Sarah.

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Springfield
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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, June 1 – June 22, 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
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Rep. Williams Office Hours Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Office of Bud Williams   413-739-8547   
   

Representative Bud Williams and his office announced a spring office hours schedule, with meetings to be held throughout the district starting in May.

Constituents and town officials are invited to attend and express any concerns, ideas and issues they have.

As always, constituents are welcome to schedule an appointment if the scheduled meeting times are not convenient by calling Rep. Williams' district office at 413-739-8547.

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

This is an in-depth exploration of the book Finding Water: the Art of Perserverance, by Julia Cameron. It is a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with written and/or spoken exercises. The series extends the ideas developed in an earlier workshop series called The Artists' Way, though new and returning members are equally welcomed. The series 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 Phyllis St. George, published poet and editor, and exponent of The Artist’s Way.

Writing Workshops    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
lib_book3 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group 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 Do not say we have nothing, by Madeleine Thien.

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. This group meets meets every month from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month. 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
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
 
rec_games 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Game On! Video Gaming for Teens 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
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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 for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups 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 library 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 7:00 PM in the Children's Workroom.

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

Arts & Crafts    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
Friday June 2, 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 Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Friday from 10-11:30 AM.
 

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

Fridays, June 2, June 16-July 28th, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and a craft or activity. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome. Facilitated and sponsored by Home City Families.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Day of Caring Informational Luncheon Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris Woods   413-693-0236   cwoods@uwpv.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This is an informational luncheon to discuss registration, teams, and deadlines leading up to Day of Caring.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. This group meets every Friday from 1-2:30 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:45 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 every Friday! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. Ages 8-18.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday June 3, 2017 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Introduction to Word Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Having good word processing skills is fundamental to achieving success at the computer. Come to this two-hour, hands-on workshop for an introduction to the most popular word processing program, Microsoft Word, and sharpen your skills with standard formatting and editing tools. Skill with a keyboard and mouse is needed for success in this workshop. Light refreshments, compliments of the Friends of the Library, will be provided.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
   
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LaTonia Monroe Naylor School committee campaign meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: LaTonia Monroe Naylor   413-636-1546   latoniamnaylor@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This committee will discuss community concerns and community planning for the School Committee campaign taking place for LaTonia Monroe Naylor. 

 

 

    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
   

Come and enjoy a fun interactive story, an engaging 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
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM CANCELLED Graphic Novel Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This program has been cancelled due to unforseen circumstances and may be re-scheduled in the future.

 

Join us at the Mason Square Branch Library for a three-part workshop series on writing and drawing graphic novels, led by local author Haven Williams and artist Carlos Henriquez.

Workshop 1: Learn about drawing basic shapes and faces and creating page layout.

Workshop 2: Work on shading and learn about writing dialogue balloons,  bubbles, and sound effects.

Workshop 3: Learn how to create motion in your drawings, how to choose color, and work on developing the characteristics of your heroes and villains.

 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
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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 June 4, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Central Library is closed on Sundays during the summer through Labor Day.

Locations and Hours    
    Location: Central Library
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM League of Women Voters/Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Matys O'Connell   413-655-1837   SpringfieldLWV@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The League of Women Voters / Springfield invites members and supporters to hear about an innovative "ranked choice voting" method of conducting elections and to disucss the League's plans to inform voters for the upcoming Springfield city elections in the fall of 2017.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1747747472183657/    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Monday June 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Men of MY FATHERS' HOUSE Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adolph Forbes II   860-513-8208   aef2mfh65@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Men of MY FATHERS' HOUSE: ACES SUMMIT Committee Meeting. 

ACES Summit    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Rep. Williams Office Hours Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Office of Bud Williams   413-739-8547   
   

Representative Bud Williams and his office announced a spring office hours schedule, with meetings to be held throughout the district.

Constituents and town officials are invited to attend and express any concerns, ideas and issues they have.

As always, constituents are welcome to schedule an appointment if the scheduled meeting times are not convenient by calling Rep. Williams' district office at 413-739-8547.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:30 PM MCAS Testing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sue Powers   413-475-3879 X24   Spowers@gcvs.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Reserved to administer the state required MCAS test to local students.

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

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Monday from 1:30-3 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club 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
 
misc_handshake 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Register to Work at MGM! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: C. Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Want to get a job at the casino? MGM Springfield will conduct its hiring using an online program known as SkillSmart. 

Now you can get help setting up a SkillSmart profile in three different library locations! Kat Mangiafico, of Opportunity Services, will hold monthly Skillsmart Registration drop-in sessions at the Central Library's Rice Hall, the Mason Square Branch, and the Sixteen Acres Branch.

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 - Rice Hall
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Getting Springfield Back to Work! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kat Mangiafico   413-302-1939   kathleenm@oppserv.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Hosted by Opportunity Services.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Tuesday June 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM MCAS Testing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sue Powers   413-475-3879 X24   Spowers@gcvs.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Reserved to administer the state required MCAS test to local students.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
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misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM MassHealth EVV Listening Session Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Whitney Moyer   617-222-7481   whitney.moyer@state.ma.us
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

MassHealth is hosting a public listening session to discuss upcoming changes to the PCA Program. Beginning in 2018, MassHealth will start requiring consumers and PCAs to use an electronic visit verification (EVV) system instead of paper timesheets to record services and receive payment for those services. During this listening session, MassHealth will provide information about EVV, as well as listen to questions and concerns from community members. MassHealth looks forward to meeting with PCA consumers and PCAs. 

 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
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, June 6 - August 29, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Family Literacy Fun! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Parents from non-English speaking families are invited to the library to enjoy stories, crafts and activities. Families will leave with books and activities to do at home!

Presented in partnership with Home City Families. Call 413-886-5158 for more information or to sign up.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Sen. Lesser Office Hours Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joel McAuliffe   4132042061   joel.mcauliffe@masenate.gov
   

This is a non library sponsored event.

Senator Eric P. Lesser and his office announced a spring office hours schedule, with meetings to be held throughout the district starting in March. Constituents and town officials are invited to attend and express any concerns, ideas and issues they have. As always, constituents are welcome to schedule an appointment if the scheduled meeting times are not convenient by emailing Sen. Lesser’s District Director, Joel McAuliffe, at Joel.McAuliffe@masenate.gov or calling Sen. Lesser’s district office at 413-526-6501.

http://senatorlesser.com/    
    Location: Sixteen Acres 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, June 6 - June 20, 1:30-2:30 p.m.,  Thursdays, June 29 - August 24, 10:30-11:30 p.m. Community Room. 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 Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM City Hall All-Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Soloe Dennis    413-787-6761   sdennis@springfieldcityhall.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
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 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 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 our summer building challenges and get to know your fellow LEGO engineers. Held on the first Tuesday of the month.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
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   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Community Preservation Committee Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bob McCarroll   413-736-0629   bobmccarroll@verizon.net
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The Springfield Community Preservation Committee is a new city board which oversees the Community Preservation Act in Springfield. Its first task is to undertake an assessment of status and needs for open/recreations space, historic resources, and housing in the city.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
ent_filmproj 6:15 PM  -  7:30 PM Every Minute Counts: A Documentary about Alzheimer's Disease Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

June is Alzheimer's Awareness Month.  Please join us for a free showing of an informative Public Broadcasting Service documentary "Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts."  According to the producer, the film is “an urgent wake-up call about the national threat posed by Alzheimer’s disease.”  A Forbes Magazine article from Jan. 23, 2017 stated, “Due to the length of time people live with the illness and need care, it’s the most expensive medical condition in the U.S. and perhaps the most costly disease in medical history. Future costs for Alzheimer’s threaten to bankrupt Medicare, Medicaid and the life savings of millions of Americans.”   Home Instead Senior Care, who provided funding to produce the documentary, will be on hand to answer questions concerning this devastating disorder.  

Health & Fitness    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday June 7, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Teddy Bear Picnic Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Bring a blanket, snack and your favorite stuffed friend to the Indian Orchard Branch lawn for stories, songs and surprises! This program is geared for preschoolers and their caregivers, but younger siblings are welcome. If it threatens rain, we'll picnic indoors!

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
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 BYOB Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads at this lively book group. Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres. We're always open to new members - join us! This group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at noon.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_handshake 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Job Seeker Workshop Series: Finding, Getting, and Keeping a Job Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Janet Kelly   413-263-6839   jkelly@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Are you looking for work, but don't know how to get started or where to look? Want to brush up on your interviewing skills? Want to make sure you keep the next job that you get?

Join us at the Read/Write/Now Center for a free three-part job seeker workshop series led by Workforce Team educators from the Hampden County Sheriff's Department's After Incarceration Support Systems program.

Wednesday, May 24th: Finding the job: This workshop will cover topics such as: what you need to do before you start your job search, job search strategies, and local resources and organizations that can help with the job search process.

Wednesday, May 31st: Getting the job: This workshop will survey cover letter basics and interviewing skills.

Wednesday, June 7th: Keeping the job: This workshop will focus on work/life balance and the soft skills necessary to do well in a work environment.

 

Jobseeker Resources    
    Location: Read/Write/Now
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be 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. This group meets every Wednesday from 1-3 PM.

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_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Evenings at AIC Tabling Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Barry   413-205-3932   Jennifer.Barry1@aic.edu
   

Staff from AIC will be tabling with information about their new Evenings at AIC program.

Not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM *Rescheduled for 6/7* Basic Gardening 101 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Muhammad   413-214-1237   sfpcgardens@gmail.com
   

This workshop will provide basic gardening techniques that can be used inside and outside. Presented by the Springfield Food Poilicy Council and the Mason Square Community Garden Group.

Workshop will be held outside. In the case of rain, we'll move into the branch's community room.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
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   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, June 7 – August 30, 4:15-5 p.m. Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM LEGO Club at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@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
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office_meeting1 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Library Commission Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carol Leaders   413-263-6828 ext 290   cleaders@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

Library Commissioners    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Every Minute Counts: A Documentary about Alzheimer's Disease Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

June is Alzheimer's Awareness Month.  Please join us for a free showing of an informative Public Broadcasting Service documentary "Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts."  According to the producer, the film is “an urgent wake-up call about the national threat posed by Alzheimer’s disease.”  A Forbes Magazine article from Jan. 23, 2017 stated, “Due to the length of time people live with the illness and need care, it’s the most expensive medical condition in the U.S. and perhaps the most costly disease in medical history. Future costs for Alzheimer’s threaten to bankrupt Medicare, Medicaid and the life savings of millions of Americans.”   Home Instead Senior Care, who provided funding to produce the documentary, will be on hand to answer questions concerning this devastating disorder.  

Health & Fitness    
    Location: East Springfield
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
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   mtipton@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!

For our June meeting, we will be discussing The Husband's Secret by Lianna Moriarty. Copies of this title will be available for pickup at the East Forest Park Library prior to the meeting. No sign up is required, however, please email mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org or call 413-263-6836 if you have any questions.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday June 8, 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, June 1 – June 22, 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 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Continuing The Artist's Way Journey Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   aoconnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book Finding Water: the Art of Perserverance, by Julia Cameron. It is a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with written and/or spoken exercises. The series extends the ideas developed in an earlier workshop series called The Artists' Way, though new and returning members are equally welcomed. The series 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 Phyllis St. George, published poet and editor, and exponent of The Artist’s Way.

Writing Workshops    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:30 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.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The Springfield Young Children’s System of Care meeting is a collaborative space to strengthen a new system of care by bringing together the professionals and family members who care for, serve, and support children ages 0-8.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
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
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM STEM to STEAM Workshop with ECT Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Julia Guazzo   413 977-9121   jguazzo@startatsquareone.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This event is for parents and children. They will engage in activities lead by Enchanted Circle Theater to promote STEM To STEAM learning.

This is funded by the Springfield CFCE, and will benefit all children enrolled in the SCOOP program. It is a collaboration between SCOOP (Springfield Cooperative Preschool program), ECT and CFCE (Home, City, Famillies) state funded Coordinated Family Community Engagement program.

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

Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups 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 library 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 7:00 PM in the Children's Workroom.

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

Arts & Crafts    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
elect_camera 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Our Neighborhood Through Our Eyes 2017: A Community Art Walk and Reception Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come participate in a community art walk to view photographs taken by fourth grade students from the Sumner Avenue Elementary School.  Each photo reminds them of something special in the Forest Park neighborhood. The opening reception will begin at 5:30 pm at the Forest Park Branch Library. During this reception, participants will hear from some of the student artists and community leaders. The photographs will remain on display until June 17th.

Then neighbors and friends are invited to walk together to each of the sites in the neighborhood and conclude at the Drama Studio with refreshments. Local partners include Cafe Christo, The Food Zone, Forest Park Eye Care, Trinity United Methodist Church, and the C-3 Forest Park Unit.

This event is made possible through the partnership of the Sumner Avenue Elementary School, Trinity United Methodist Church and the Friends of the Springfield Library.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
ent_filmproj 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies at Mason Square: Fences Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@gmail.com
   

Join us in the Mason Square Branch Community Room for a screening of Fences.

Denzel Washington directed and stars in this adaptation of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, which centers on a black garbage collector named Troy Maxson in 1950s Pittsburgh. Bitter that baseball's color barrier was only broken after his own heyday in the Negro Leagues, Maxson is prone to taking out his frustrations on his loved ones. Both Washington and co-star Viola Davis won Tonys for their performances in the 2010 revival of the play. Davis also won an Oscar for the screen adaption. Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, and Mykelti Williamson round out the supporting cast. Rated PG-13.

Light refreshments served.

    Location: Mason Square 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 June 9, 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
 
office_closedsign.GIF 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM All Libraries Closed for Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

All branch locations will be closed until 1 pm on Friday, June 9, for an all staff meeting.

    Location: All Library Locations
 
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM CANCELLED: Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Note: This meeting will be cancelled due to all staff meeting.

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Friday from 10-11:30 AM.
 

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

Fridays, June 2, June 16-July 28th, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and a craft or activity. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome. Facilitated and sponsored by Home City Families.

Please note: There will not be a Storytime this morning, June 9, since the library will be closed for an all staff meeting.  Please join us next week for our regular, fun storytime!

    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Day of Caring Informational Luncheon Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris Woods   413-693-.236   cwoods@uwpv.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This is an informational luncheon to discuss registration, teams, and deadlines leadiong up to Day of Caring.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. This group meets every Friday from 1-2:30 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Rep. Williams Office Hours Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Office of Bud Williams   413-739-8547   
   

Representative Bud Williams and his office announced a spring office hours schedule, with meetings to be held throughout the district.

Constituents and town officials are invited to attend and express any concerns, ideas and issues they have.

As always, constituents are welcome to schedule an appointment if the scheduled meeting times are not convenient by calling Rep. Williams' district office at 413-739-8547.

    Location: Mason Square
 
misc_handshake 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Register to Work at MGM! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Want to get a job at the casino? MGM Springfield will conduct its hiring using an online program known as SkillSmart. 

Now you can get help setting up a SkillSmart profile in three different library locations! Kat Mangiafico, of Opportunity Services, will hold monthly Skillsmart Registration drop-in sessions at the Central Library, the Mason Square Branch, and the Sixteen Acres Branch.

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: Mason Square
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:45 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 every Friday! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. Ages 8-18.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday June 10, 2017 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Introduction to Publisher Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Create simple yet attractive flyers and brochures with Publisher, a convenient desktop publishing software package. We'll look at making multipaged handouts and multifold brochures using Publisher's powerful templates. Skill with a keyboard and mouse is needed for success in this workshop. Light refreshments, compliments of the Friends of the Library, will be provided. Led by Matthew

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
   
 
misc_treasurechest 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM We're Going on a Treasure Hunt! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Reading really is an adventure!  Join us for a pretend, guided trek through the wilds of the library! Climb steep mountains, cross raging rivers, meet exotic animals and much more just by tapping into your imagination. We'll end with a crafty "treasure" to design and bring home.  For children ages 3-6 accompanied by a participating adult. Siblings welcome. Please register online or by calling the branch library.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
        There are 20 spaces available.
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  2:30 PM Special Education Surrogate Parent Orientation Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Danielle Hardin   617-399-8342   dhardin@fcsn.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event. 

Volunteer to Become a Special Education Surrogate Parent

Are you interested in supporting students in your community?

You can help by volunteering to become a Special Education Surrogate Parent (SESP) for a student in state care that requires special education supports and whose parents are unknown or unavailable. These children depend on SESPs to protect their legal right to a free and appropriate education.

SESPs serve as appointed decision makers that have the legal authority of a parent or legal guardian to attend and participate in special education team meetings, approve or reject Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and if necessary, file complains or appeals. On average, the time commitment is only 30-40 hours a year.

RTSC hosts FREE Orientation Trainings throughout the state where you will learn about the role of an SESP, how traumatic experiences can impact learning and how to incorporate the appropriate supports into the IEP. Register to attend this training or visit our website at www.fcsn.org/rtsc/ to view our current training schedule for other opportunities.  

Registration is required.

You can register online at http://fcsn.org/rtsc/orientations/ or contact Danielle Hardin at dhardin@fcsn.org or 617-399-8342. (PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR CONTACT PHONE NUMBER.)

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Crafting with Delphine -- It's a Grownup Thing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   dray@springfieldlibrary.org
   

By popular demand we will offer a series of craft programs for adults, led by our creative staff member, Delphine.  Craft project to be determined by attendees' request.

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM CANCELLED Graphic Novel Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This program has been cancelled due to unforseen circumstances and may be re-scheduled in the future.

 

Join us at the Mason Square Branch Library for a three-part workshop series on writing and drawing graphic novels, led by local author Haven Williams and artist Carlos Henriquez.

Workshop 1: Learn about drawing basic shapes and faces and creating page layout.

Workshop 2: Work on shading and learn about writing dialogue balloons,  bubbles, and sound effects.

Workshop 3: Learn how to create motion in your drawings, how to choose color, and work on developing the characteristics of your heroes and villains.

 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
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 June 11, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Central Library is closed on Sundays during the summer through Labor Day.

Locations and Hours    
    Location: Central Library
Monday June 12, 2017 -  Saturday June 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_usflag Independence Day Cards for Meals on Wheels Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Enjoy a patriotic family activity while reaching out to your neighbors! Youth and their families are welcome to drop in at any location to create Independence Day cards. Participants are encouraged to make two cards, one for friends or family and one for a Meals on Wheels recipient.  The library provides all the materials and will hand deliver your card to Meals on Wheels in time for the holiday. Drop in craft during all open hours.

    Location: All Library Locations
Monday June 12, 2017 -  Saturday August 26, 2017 Go To Top
office_pencil Blackout Poetry and Art Contest Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Teens, here's a chance to show off your creative side by entering the Blackout Poetry & Art Contest. It's fun and simple to do. Prizes will be awarded for best blackout poem and for best blackout art. Please call Emma at the branch for more details.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_house.GIF Neighbor Care Cards for the YWCA Shelter Families Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Build a better world with a message of care to our neighbors in need!
Join us throughout the summer to create handmade welcome cards to be distributed to families in need coming into the Springfield YWCA family shelter. Stop by our branch at any time during open hours and create your card. Give it to the librarian to be sent to the YWCA, and earn a treat! All supplies will be provided. During all  open hours.

    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_house.GIF Neighbor Care Cards for the YWCA Shelter Families Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Build a better world with a message of care to our neighbors in need!
Join us throughout the summer to create handmade welcome cards to be distributed to families in need coming into the Springfield YWCA family shelter. Stop by our branch at any time during open hours and create your card. Give it to the librarian to be sent to the YWCA, and earn a treat! All supplies will be provided. During all open hours.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_house.GIF Neighbor Care Cards for the YWCA Shelter Families Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Build a better world with a message of care to our neighbors in need!
Join us throughout the summer to create handmade welcome cards to be distributed to families in need coming into the Springfield YWCA family shelter. Stop by our branch at any time during open hours and create your card. Give it to the librarian to be sent to the YWCA, and earn a treat! All supplies will be provided. During all  open hours.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_book3 This Book Changed My World Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

What book did you read that changed how you saw the world? Come in and (1) draw a picture that shows what your world-changing book is about or (2) write a short paragraph about your book. We’ll display them all the summer, and inspire others to try these stories that might also change their world. Come in at any time during our open hours to participate.

    Location: East Springfield
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Monday June 12, 2017 Go To Top
rec_knitting 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Monday from 1:30-3 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club 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
Tuesday June 13, 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, June 6 - August 29, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Afterthoughts 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
   

We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book are available at the Second Level (Rotunda) Circulation Desk  Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome. This group meets on the second Tuesday of each month from noon to 1:00 p.m.

This month's selection is: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline (2013) 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, June 6 - June 20, 1:30-2:30 p.m.,  Thursdays, June 29 - August 24, 10:30-11:30 p.m. Community Room. 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 Community Room
 
elect_video_camera2 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game On! Video Gaming for Teens at Brightwood 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 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_paintpalette02 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Build a Better Summer Reading Club: Messy Art Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrate the start of Summer Reading and help paint our Summer Reading Club signs. Be prepared to be messy.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
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   mgalbreath@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 4:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Springfield Climate Justice Coalition Full Coalition Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jesse Lederman   413-351-6785   jesselederman2016@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The Springfield Climate Justice Coalition is an alliance of 40 community organization in Springfield working together to spearheads campaigns that improve our environment and public health. 

Four times a year the full coalition gathers to discuss our ongoing campaigns and set goals for the coming months. This quarters meeting will focus on the soon to be released Springfield Climate Action and Resilience Plan, including feedback and input into the plan.

Dinner and childcare will be provided. For more information contact Jesse Lederman at 413-351-6785 

 

 

 

 

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Wednesday June 14, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Teddy Bear Picnic Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Bring a blanket, snack and your favorite stuffed friend to the Indian Orchard Branch lawn for stories, songs and surprises! This program is geared for preschoolers and their caregivers, but younger siblings are welcome. If it threatens rain, we'll picnic indoors!

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

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads at this lively and long-running book group, and gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres. We're always open to new members - join us! This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month. 

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 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Rep. Williams Office Hours Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Office of Bud Williams   413-739-8547   
   

Representative Bud Williams and his office announced a spring office hours schedule, with meetings to be held throughout the district.

Constituents and town officials are invited to attend and express any concerns, ideas and issues they have.

As always, constituents are welcome to schedule an appointment if the scheduled meeting times are not convenient by calling Rep. Williams' district office at 413-739-8547.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be 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. This group meets every Wednesday from 1-3 PM.

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_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_wizard_hat 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Magic The Gathering Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a monthly club of Magic the Gathering players to meet and enjoy playing. Bring your own cards, or use the cards we will have provided for players. Don't know how to play? Thats okay, our club leader Aaron is ready to teach you!

    Location: East Springfield
 
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   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, June 7 – August 30, 4:15-5 p.m. Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM LEGO Club at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@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
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Ashley Blom - How to Eat a Lobster and Other Culinary Enigmas Explained Book Release Party Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ashley Blom   512-962-0189   ablom10@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Join Ashley Blom for a celebration of a dream 24 years in the making--the publishing of her first book! You can order the book on Amazon, or find it in your local bookseller after April 4th.

There will be FOOD! 


Info about the book:
Sometimes an evening is going great . . . until the crawfish arrive. Then what do you do? (Answer: Twist and snap off the head. Peel the tail and pull out the meat. Then suck the juices from the head. Seriously: you’re supposed to!)

For every tricky dining situation you can imagine (and a few you can’t), How to Eat a Lobster will show you how to navigate the meal with grace, style, and minimal splatter. With easy-to-follow instructions and helpful illustrations, you’ll learn the answers to 50 food-related questions you’ve been afraid to ask. Equal parts cheat sheet and cheerleader, How to Eat a Lobster not only shows you how to open a coconut—it shows that you can!

Link to Facebook Event    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
office_pencil 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Comic Book Creation for Teens 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.

    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 June 15, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, June 1 – June 22, 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 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Continuing The Artist's Way Journey Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   aoconnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book Finding Water: the Art of Perserverance, by Julia Cameron. It is a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with written and/or spoken exercises. The series extends the ideas developed in an earlier workshop series called The Artists' Way, though new and returning members are equally welcomed. The series 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 Phyllis St. George, published poet and editor, and exponent of The Artist’s Way.

Writing Workshops    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
misc_rocks1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kindness Rocks Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come decorate some stones with pictures, inspirational quotes or just a kind word. Leave the these stones in gardens, by walking paths, or give them to a neighbor to help spread kindness in your community. For teens ages 11 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM RED subcommittee (JDAI) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katie Byrne    617-312-7926   Katie.byrne@state.ma.us
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

DYS's initiative called JDAI is convening a subcommittee meeting for Hampden county stakeholders.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_trowel 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Grow a Better World Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for an afternoon of gardening! Learn the basics of planning, both in pots and in your own backyard. You’ll get to plant your own seeds and take the pot home!

    Location: East Springfield
 
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 SummerLab at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Have some fun exploring science, technology and the arts at our monthly club of curious and inventive kids, 6 - 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 for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups 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 library 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 7:00 PM in the Children's Workroom.

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

Arts & Crafts    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
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: Magda Rodriguez   413-787-6359   Mrodriguez4@springfieldpolice.net
   

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_handshake 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Volunteer Fair at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Looking to give back to your community?
Need to complete service hours?
Want to help a cause dear to your heart?
Come connect with local nonprofit organizations. Get involved and make a difference!

    Location: Mason Square
Friday June 16, 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
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rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Friday from 10-11:30 AM.
 

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

Fridays, June 2, June 16-July 28th, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and a craft or activity. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome. Facilitated and sponsored by Home City Families.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. This group meets every Friday from 1-2:30 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Rep. Williams Office Hours Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Office of Bud Williams   413-739-8547   
   

Representative Bud Williams and his office announced a spring office hours schedule, with meetings to be held throughout the district.

Constituents and town officials are invited to attend and express any concerns, ideas and issues they have.

As always, constituents are welcome to schedule an appointment if the scheduled meeting times are not convenient by calling Rep. Williams' district office at 413-739-8547.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:45 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 every Friday! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. Ages 8-18.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday June 17, 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.

Adult First Aid/CPR/AED Training for PCAs

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_computer3 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Introduction to PowerPoint Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

PowerPoint is everywhere! This powerful software package is used at home and at work for organizing slides and photos, and helping people give great presentations. In this hands-on workshop, we'll make multipaged, basic PowerPoint files complete with edited images and enhanced with stylish templates giving you the skill needed for success with this popular program. Skill with a keyboard and mouse is assumed. Light refreshments, compliments of the Friends of the Library, will be provided. Led by Matthew

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  2:00 PM Risk Management Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pamela Westmoreland   413-222-3957   sacyouthprograms@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Risk Management Training for SAC Youth Programs Volunteers

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
ent_note 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Too Human in Concert Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a free. hour-long concert at 16 Acres Branch Library by the band Too Human.  They have performed at The Kennedy Center, The Bushnell Theater, and Bottom Line with such great artists as 10,000 Manics and Janis Ian.  The band performs music for all ages and most musical styles. Refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Music & Entertainment    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM CANCELLED Graphic Novel Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This program has been cancelled due to unforseen circumstances and may be re-scheduled in the future.

 

Join us at the Mason Square Branch Library for a three-part workshop series on writing and drawing graphic novels, led by local author Haven Williams and artist Carlos Henriquez.

Workshop 1: Learn about drawing basic shapes and faces and creating page layout.

Workshop 2: Work on shading and learn about writing dialogue balloons,  bubbles, and sound effects.

Workshop 3: Learn how to create motion in your drawings, how to choose color, and work on developing the characteristics of your heroes and villains.

 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Forest Park Minecraft Club 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
 
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
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Sunday June 18, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Central Library is closed on Sundays during the summer through Labor Day.

Locations and Hours    
    Location: Central Library
Monday June 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Rep. Williams Office Hours Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Office of Bud Williams   413-739-8547   
   

Representative Bud Williams and his office announced a spring office hours schedule, with meetings to be held throughout the district.

Constituents and town officials are invited to attend and express any concerns, ideas and issues they have.

As always, constituents are welcome to schedule an appointment if the scheduled meeting times are not convenient by calling Rep. Williams' district office at 413-739-8547.

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

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Monday from 1:30-3 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club 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
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Getting Springfield Back to Work! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kat Mangiafico   413-302-1939   kathleenm@oppserv.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Hosted by Opportunity Services.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Tuesday June 20, 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, June 6 - August 29, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM SOC Parent Council Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Justin Chellman   413-787-6724   jchellman@springfieldcityhall.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The Parent Council is a group of parents receiving services within the system of care.  It is a parent only group facilitated by Springfield Department of Health and Human Services and Gandara CSA staff.  The focus of the council, while dictated by the parent members, must include early childhood mental health and wellness.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    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, June 6 - June 20, 1:30-2:30 p.m.,  Thursdays, June 29 - August 24, 10:30-11:30 p.m. Community Room. 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 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
 
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. 

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
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misc_handshake 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Register to Work at MGM! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: C. Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Want to get a job at the casino? MGM Springfield will conduct its hiring using an online program known as SkillSmart. 

Now you can get help setting up a SkillSmart profile in three different library locations! Kat Mangiafico, of Opportunity Services, will hold monthly Skillsmart Registration drop-in sessions at the Central Library, the Mason Square Branch, and the Sixteen Acres Branch.

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: Sixteen Acres
 
trans_train 5:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Celebrating the Grand Reopening of Springfield's Union Station Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a preview of the long awaited grand reopening of the revitalized Union Station.  The featured speaker will be Christopher J. Moskal, executive director of the Springfield Redevelopment Authority, who is in charge of overseeing the $95 million "from the ground up" construction of the 91-year-old building.  The opening of both a new $950-million MGM casino in downtown Springfield along with the stunning renovation of Union Station will help bring much needed jobs, economic development, student mobility,  and tourism to the city.  The new station will include a 377-space garage, food services, retail space, a 27-bay bus terminal and 64,000 square feet of office space.

 The program will also have Josh Rickman, Pioneer Valley Transit Authority Manager of Operations & Planning to talk about their move into Union Station. He will also talk about their futuristic, fuel efficient electric buses.

Also discussed will be a progress report on the possibility of future expansion of Boston to Springfield passenger train service.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
        There are 29 spaces available.
 
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 on the third Tuesday of the month.  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.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday June 21, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Teddy Bear Picnic Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Bring a blanket, snack and your favorite stuffed friend to the Indian Orchard Branch lawn for stories, songs and surprises! This program is geared for preschoolers and their caregivers, but younger siblings are welcome. If it threatens rain, we'll picnic indoors!

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
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 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 Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be 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. This group meets every Wednesday from 1-3 PM.

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
 
anim_dog1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Building Community Relationships with Firefighters & Sparky the Fire Dog Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meet the Springfield L3 firefighting team plus Sparky the Fire Dog! Check out special equipment on a real fire truck. Learn safety tips and the importance of fire escape plans. Enjoy some free yummy ice cream.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Youth Permanecy Connection Recognition Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gladys Y. Rivera   413-586-2303   grivera@csrox.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The Youth Permanency Connetions for Adolescents is a program from Childrens Services for Roxbury ( Northampton office) it is a not profit organization. The program wanted to recognized the volunteers that gave their time to the children in foster care.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game On! Video Gaming 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
   

Join other teens to play some games on the Wii (and enjoy some snacks) in the Central Library's air conditioned community room. Bring some games for the Wii if you like. For ages 11-19.

    Location: Central Library 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
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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   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, June 7 – August 30, 4:15-5 p.m. Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
nat_house_landscaping.GIF 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Build A Fairy House Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Love Fairies and Fairy Lore? Celebrated Storyteller  Mary Jo Maichack will enchant you with a tale of fairies, and guide you in building a fairy house from acorns, bark, and other natural materials gathered from the forests.

    Location: East Springfield
 
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   vpalmatier@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
 
office_pencil 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Zine Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Write. Draw. Collage. Paste.
Zines are self-published books that everyone can make. Come make your very own at our East Forest Park Teen Zine Workshop.

    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday June 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Conversation Map Training - Diabetes Education Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Megan Brown   312-607-5622   mbrown@healthyinteractions.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This is a free, educational session for diabetes patients being offered through a local clinic.

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

Thursdays, June 1 – June 22, 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 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Continuing The Artist's Way Journey Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   aoconnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book Finding Water: the Art of Perserverance, by Julia Cameron. It is a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with written and/or spoken exercises. The series extends the ideas developed in an earlier workshop series called The Artists' Way, though new and returning members are equally welcomed. The series 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 Phyllis St. George, published poet and editor, and exponent of The Artist’s Way.

Writing Workshops    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Summer Family Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Bring the whole family for fun with books and get a free book to take home. Recommended for families with kids 6 and under, siblings welcome. Sponsored by Home City Families. For more information, call or stop by the branch.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
anim_dog1 2:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Free Vaccination Clinic for Dogs Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Keep your pup safe from parvo and rabies!

The Dakin Humane Society will host a free parvo/distemper and rabies vaccination clinic for dogs in the branch's back parking lot. Veterinarians will be only be able to serve the first 300 dogs, so come early to get a spot in line! Feel free to bring records of prior vaccinations with you.

This clinic was made possible by generous funding from the Rotary Club.

For questions about vaccinations, please call the Dakin Humane Society at 413-781-4019.

 

    Location: Mason Square
 
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
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM STEM to STEAM with ECT Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Julie Guazzo   413-977-9121   jguazzo@startatsquareone.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This event is for parents and children from the SCOOP program to engage with eh ECT teaching artists to learn how to incorporate STEM to STEAM activities in the home. This is a collaboratin between SCOOP, CFCE and ECT. See activity listed for June 8th. This is a two part series.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
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. Every fourth Thursday of the month. For ages 12-18.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
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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 for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups 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 library 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 7:00 PM in the Children's Workroom.

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

Arts & Crafts    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
misc_black_garbage_bag.GIF 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Reduce Reuse Recycle Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

CET EcoFellows will be at the Mason Square Library at 5:30 on June 8 to offer a fun and interactive presentation for kids on how to reduce, reuse and recycle in their schools, homes and community, how this effects our environment, and what happens to the things we recycle.

The Center for EcoTechnology is an environmental nonprofit organization with offices in Northampton and Pittsfield MA. We also operate the largest building materials reuse store in the region, EcoBuilding Bargains in Springfield. For over 40 years, we’ve been helping people and businesses save energy and reduce waste to create a better community, economy, and environment!

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday June 23, 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 Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Friday from 10-11:30 AM.
 

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

Fridays, June 2, June 16-July 28th, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and a craft or activity. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome. Facilitated and sponsored by Home City Families.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rep. Williams Office Hours Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Office of Bud Williams   413-739-8547   
   

Representative Bud Williams and his office announced a spring office hours schedule, with meetings to be held throughout the district. 

Constituents and town officials are invited to attend and express any concerns, ideas and issues they have.

As always, constituents are welcome to schedule an appointment if the scheduled meeting times are not convenient by calling Rep. Williams' district office at 413-739-8547.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
nat_house_landscaping.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Build A Fairy House Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Love Fairies and Fairy Lore? Celebrated Storyteller Mary Jo Maichack will enchant you with a tale of fairies, and guide you in building a fairy house from acorns, bark, and other natural materials gathered from the forests.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. This group meets every Friday from 1-2:30 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:30 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 every Friday! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. Ages 8-18.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday June 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_black_garbage_bag.GIF 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Community Clean Up Days Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The Mason Square Branch Library, Keep Springfield Beautiful, and C3 Mason Square will host three community clean-up days at three different park locations in the Square. 

Saturday, June 24th---Mason Square Basketball Monument: 765 State St - in front of the library and on the corner of Hawley St.

Saturday, July 15th---Hennessey Park: At the junction of Oak Grove Ave and Kenyon St.

Saturday, July 29th---Magazine Park: At the junction between Magazine St. and St. James Ave.

Come out, spend some time in the sun with your neighbors, and help us do a nice thing in the Mason Square community! We'll provide gloves, garbage bags, bottles of water, and pb&j's.

    Location: Mason Square
 
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
   

Adult First Aid/CPR/AED training for Personal Care Attendants

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elect_computer3 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Introduction to Excel Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel, the world's leading desktop spreadsheet. Excel is used both at home and in the office to help with a wide range of personal and business management services including basic bookkeeping and accounting, to maintaining mailing lists and more. Skill with a keyboard and mouse is needed for success in this workshop. Light refreshments, compliments of the Friends of the Library, will be provided. Led by Anna

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
nat_summertime 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Summer Reading Club Kickoff Event Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulczycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

A fun event to kick off Springfield City Library's Summer Reading Club!

Join us in kicking-off our annual summer reading program!
Start your summer off right with music, crafts, food and fun.
Sign up for the library's summer reading club and earn prizes for reading

Paint a flower pot.
Learn about composting.
Try a delicious yogurt snack.

Don't forget to join us the rest of the summer with more fun events and activities.

 

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Ragin Bulls Funday Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Temetrius Murray   413-222-8048   murraytemetrius29@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Funday for the local 4th grade Ragin Bulls basketball team, affliated with the Dunbar community center, as they are trying to get to A big tournament out in Maryland.

    Location: Sixteen Acres 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., 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 June 25, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Central Library is closed on Sundays during the summer through Labor Day.

Locations and Hours    
    Location: Central Library
Monday June 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Rep. Williams Office Hours Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Office of Bud Williams   413-739-8547   
   

Representative Bud Williams and his office announced a spring office hours schedule, with meetings to be held throughout the district. 

Constituents and town officials are invited to attend and express any concerns, ideas and issues they have.

As always, constituents are welcome to schedule an appointment if the scheduled meeting times are not convenient by calling Rep. Williams' district office at 413-739-8547.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Coding Club: Make Music Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Create your own digital music and sounds! Use Google CS First coding tool to design your own music, create your own instruments and music videos, and learn how technology is used in the music industry. No previous computer experience is necessary. Explore storytelling, game design and other CS First options as time allows. Space is limited to six participants, so register early. For ages 11 to 19.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
rec_knitting 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Monday from 1:30-3 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club 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
 
rec_games 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Board Game Night @ Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sodonnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun evening of games!  We’ll provide board games, card games, and more.  Try a new game or play an old favorite!  For children ages 3-12.  Siblings welcome. Held every Monday through August 21.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday June 27, 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, June 6 - August 29, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
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elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Coding Club: Make Music Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Create your own digital music and sounds! Use Google CS First coding tool to design your own music, create your own instruments and music videos, and learn how technology is used in the music industry. No previous computer experience is necessary. Explore storytelling, game design and other CS First options as time allows. Space is limited to six participants, so register early. For ages 11 to 19.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_video_camera2 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game On! Video Gaming for Teens at Brightwood 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
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Comic Book & Manga Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you love comic books, graphic novels, or manga? Do you have strong opinions on DC vs. Marvel, or what makes a true superhero? Check out the Forest Park Comic Book & Manga Club! We will meet every month to discuss selected readings and pick a new book for the following month. Snacks provided. Held on the last Tuesday of the month. 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
 
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 your age group, plan events, give input for materials selection and other fun activities. Light refreshments will be served. 

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday June 28, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BYOB, A Book Discussion 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 Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be 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. This group meets every Wednesday from 1-3 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Make A Read Bead Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Hey, Summer Reading Club members! Come to the library and make a special bead for your collection out of model magic. Decorate and paint it! Better yet, make two and swap with your reading bestie. Not a reading club member? Now's the time to join in on the fun!

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sen. Jim Welch Office Hours Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Office of Jim Welch   413 737-7756   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Sen. Welch holds office hours at the Indian Orchard Library every fourth Wednesday from 1-3 p.m.

    Location: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Coding Club: Make Music Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Create your own digital music and sounds! Use Google CS First coding tool to design your own music, create your own instruments and music videos, and learn how technology is used in the music industry. No previous computer experience is necessary. Explore storytelling, game design and other CS First options as time allows. Space is limited to six participants, so register early. For ages 11 to 19.

    Location: Central Library 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
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misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Make A Read Bead Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Hey, Summer Reading Club members! Come to the library and make a special bead for your collection out of model magic. Decorate and paint it! Better yet, make two and swap with your reading bestie. Not a reading club member? Now's the time to join in on the fun!

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_hammer 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Enchanted Engineering: Billy Goat Boat Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Instead of crossing the Troll's bridge, the goats will float across the river. Help them build a boat and stay afloat.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
z_cust_mcteen 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Build A Better World - Clay Sculpture Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Build a better world one piece at a time, using your own two hands and clay. In this program, teens age 11 and up will have a chance to express their ideas by hand modeling and sculpting all purpose air-drying clay.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_paintpalette 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Cookies and Canvas Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Calling all young Picassos (and its okay if you don't consider yourself one):  Join us for a fun afternoon of special painting.  While your masterpiece is drying, enjoy some sweet treats. All supplies will be provided. Supplies limited, please register in advance. Appropriate for ages 5 -12 years old.

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
anim_dog1 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM DIY Donations for the Animal Shelter: Pet Beds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let's DIY Donations. Help us make some soft upcycled pet beds that will be donated to Thomas J O'Connor Animal Shelter. For teens ages 11 to 19.

    Location: East Springfield
 
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   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, June 7 – August 30, 4:15-5 p.m. Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM LEGO Club at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@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
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Gaming Club at Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Play computer games and make friends at the Gaming Club!  We will be playing games that encourage collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.  The games included in this weekly program are Minecraft, Roblox, Scratch, and Makey Makey.  Limited to 10 kids. Sign in begins at 5:15 p.m. each Wednesday. Ages 8-12.  This program runs through August 23rd.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
lib_book3 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Afterthoughts Book Discussion 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 Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson.

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. This group meets every month from 6 - 7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday June 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 1:30 AM  -  3:00 AM Make A Read Bead Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Hey, Summer Reading Club members! Come to the library and make a special bead for your collection out of model magic. Decorate and paint it! Better yet, make two and swap with your reading bestie. Not a reading club member? Now's the time to join in on the fun!

    Location: Brightwood
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 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, June 6 - June 20, 1:30-2:30 p.m.,  Thursdays, June 29 - August 24, 10:30-11:30 p.m. Community Room. 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 Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Choices: Steps Toward Health Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Arlene Iraola   413-737-0236 ext.102   airaola@umext.umass.edu
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

UMASS Extension is offering a free nutrition class promoting healthy eating and physical activity. 

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

This is an in-depth exploration of the book Finding Water: the Art of Perserverance, by Julia Cameron. It is a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with written and/or spoken exercises. The series extends the ideas developed in an earlier workshop series called The Artists' Way, though new and returning members are equally welcomed. The series 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 Phyllis St. George, published poet and editor, and exponent of The Artist’s Way.

Writing Workshops    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Coding Club: Make Music Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Create your own digital music and sounds! Use Google CS First coding tool to design your own music, create your own instruments and music videos, and learn how technology is used in the music industry. No previous computer experience is necessary. Explore storytelling, game design and other CS First options as time allows. Space is limited to six participants, so register early. For ages 11 to 19.

    Location: Central Library - Rice Hall
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Summer Family Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Bring the whole family for fun with books and get a free book to take home. Recommended for families with kids 6 and under, siblings welcome. Sponsored by Home City Families. For more information, call or stop by the branch.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM PEAT Working Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richard Pedraza   413-750-2065   rpedraza@springfieldcityhall.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Addressing Non Medical Use of Prescription Drugs Among High School Aged Youth

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
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
 
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 for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups 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 library 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 7:00 PM in the Children's Workroom.

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

Arts & Crafts    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
misc_tshirt 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Teen T-Shirt Totes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Help save our planet from plastic by bringing reusable bags wherever you go. Come to this workshop to learn how to make your own reusable tote bag from an old t-shirt. T-shirts will be provided, but bring your own if you'd like.
 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
Friday June 30, 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_paintpalette02 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Canvas Cafe Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Here's the perfect paint party for the Early Bird! Join us for coffee, bagels and -- brushes! We'll spend the morning in the beautiful, air-conditioned meeting room creating a painting you will be proud to hang; and have you out and about before lunch! Supplies and refreshments provided. Painting TBD. Please dress for spills.

Arts & Crafts    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Friday from 10-11:30 AM.
 

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

Fridays, June 2, June 16-July 28th, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and a craft or activity. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome. Facilitated and sponsored by Home City Families.

    Location: East Forest Park
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rep. Williams Office Hours Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Office of Bud Williams   413-739-8547   
   

Representative Bud Williams and his office announced a spring office hours schedule, with meetings to be held throughout the district.

Constituents and town officials are invited to attend and express any concerns, ideas and issues they have.

As always, constituents are welcome to schedule an appointment if the scheduled meeting times are not convenient by calling Rep. Williams' district office at 413-739-8547.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. This group meets every Friday from 1-2:30 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Beginnings Early Education and Care Preschool Graduation Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tabitha Desplaine   413-263-6500   tabithad@springfieldpartnersinc.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

New Beginnings Early Education and Care Preschool Graduation

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:30 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 every Friday! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. Ages 8-18.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday July 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Ragin Bulls Funday Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Temetrius murray   413-222-8048   murraytemetrius29@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Funday for the local 4th grade Ragin Bulls basketball team, affliated with the Dunbar community center, as they are trying to get to A big tournament out in Maryland.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
anim_dog1 12:00 PM  -  12:00 PM DIY Donations for the Animal Shelter : Dog Toys Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let's DIY Donations. Help us make some upcycled braided dog toys that will be donated to Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Shelter.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
ent_guitar01 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Learn Ukulele Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This event has been rescheduled from an earlier date.

Have you always wanted to learn to play an instrument? Come to the library for this workshop, and you'll be on your way to playing a mean ukulele! This program is for ages 10 through adult and open to the first 20 participants. Register by stopping by or calling the branch. Instruments will be provided.

    Location: Sixteen Acres 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., 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 July 2, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Central Library is closed on Sundays during the summer through Labor Day.

Locations and Hours    
    Location: Central Library
Monday July 3, 2017 Go To Top
rec_knitting 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Monday from 1:30-3 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_handshake 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Register to Work at MGM! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: C. Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Want to get a job at the casino? MGM Springfield will conduct its hiring using an online program known as SkillSmart. 

Now you can get help setting up a SkillSmart profile in three different library locations! Kat Mangiafico, of Opportunity Services, will hold monthly Skillsmart Registration drop-in sessions at the Central Library's Rice Hall, the Mason Square Branch, and the Sixteen Acres Branch.

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 - Rice Hall
 
rec_games 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Board Game Night @ Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sodonnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun evening of games!  We’ll provide board games, card games, and more.  Try a new game or play an old favorite!  For children ages 3-12.  Siblings welcome. Held every Monday through August 21.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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Tuesday July 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_usflag Independence 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 Independence Day.

Locations and Hours    
    Location: All Library Locations
Wednesday July 5, 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 BYOB Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads at this lively book group. Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres. We're always open to new members - join us! This group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at noon.

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

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be 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. This group meets every Wednesday from 1-3 PM.

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
 
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   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, June 7 – August 30, 4:15-5 p.m. Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM LEGO Club at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@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
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Gaming Club at Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Play computer games and make friends at the Gaming Club!  We will be playing games that encourage collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.  The games included in this weekly program are Minecraft, Roblox, Scratch, and Makey Makey.  Limited to 10 kids. Sign in begins at 5:15 p.m. each Wednesday. Ages 8-12.  This program runs through August 23rd.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Thursday July 6, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 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, June 6 - June 20, 1:30-2:30 p.m.,  Thursdays, June 29 - August 24, 10:30-11:30 p.m. Community Room. 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 Community Room
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Continuing The Artist's Way Journey Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   aoconnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book Finding Water: the Art of Perserverance, by Julia Cameron. It is a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with written and/or spoken exercises. The series extends the ideas developed in an earlier workshop series called The Artists' Way, though new and returning members are equally welcomed. The series 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 Phyllis St. George, published poet and editor, and exponent of The Artist’s Way.

Writing Workshops    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Summer Family Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Bring the whole family for fun with books and get a free book to take home. Recommended for families with kids 6 and under, siblings welcome. Sponsored by Home City Families. For more information, call or stop by the branch.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
lib_book3 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group 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

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. This group meets meets every month from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month. 

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
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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
 
elect_laptop.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Game On! Video Gaming for Teens 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. Monthly every 1st Thursday.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Stand for Children Information Session Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amneris Narvaez   617-320-1007   anarvaez@stand.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Stand for Children will be hosting an info session to promote our early literacy campaign. 

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

Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups 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 library 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 7:00 PM in the Children's Workroom.

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

Adults and teens welcome!

Arts & Crafts    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
Friday July 7, 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 Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Friday from 10-11:30 AM.
 

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

Fridays, June 2, June 16-July 28th, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and a craft or activity. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome. Facilitated and sponsored by Home City Families.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. This group meets every Friday from 1-2:30 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:30 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 July 8, 2017 Go To Top
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
   

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

Note: The July program will beheld on July 8 because of the July 4 holiday.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
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
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Sunday July 9, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Central Library is closed on Sundays during the summer through Labor Day.

Locations and Hours    
    Location: Central Library
Monday July 10, 2017 -  Saturday July 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_house.GIF Neighbor Care Cards for the YWCA Shelter Families Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Build a better world with a message of care to our neighbors in need!
Join us throughout the summer to create handmade welcome cards to be distributed to families in need coming into the Springfield YWCA family shelter. Stop by our branch at any time during open hours and create your card. Give it to the librarian to be sent to the YWCA, and earn a treat! All supplies will be provided. During all open hours.

All ages welcome!

    Location: Mason Square
Monday July 10, 2017 Go To Top
rec_knitting 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Monday from 1:30-3 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Coding Club: Storytelling and More Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   
Create and share your own digital stories! Use Google CS First coding tool to design your own stories, create and share your own animations, and learn how technology is used in the film and media industry
No previous computer experience is necessary. Explore game design, music or other CS First options as time allows. For teens ages 11 to 19.
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_laptop.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Game On! Video Gaming for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join other teens to play some games on the Wii (and enjoy some snacks) in the Central Library's air conditioned community room. Bring some games for the Wii if you like. For ages 11-19.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_games 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Board Game Night @ Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sodonnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun evening of games!  We’ll provide board games, card games, and more.  Try a new game or play an old favorite!  For children ages 3-12.  Siblings welcome. Held every Monday through August 21.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Getting Springfield Back to Work! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kat Mangiafico   413-302-1939   kathleenm@oppserv.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Hosted by Opportunity Services.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Tuesday July 11, 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, June 6 - August 29, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Afterthoughts 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
   

We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book are available at the Second Level (Rotunda) Circulation Desk  Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome. This group meets on the second Tuesday of each month from noon to 1:00 p.m. 

This month's selection is: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi (2016) nonfiction.

 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Coding Club: Storytelling and More Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   
Create and share your own digital stories! Use Google CS First coding tool to design your own stories, create and share your own animations, and learn how technology is used in the film and media industry
No previous computer experience is necessary. Explore game design, music or other CS First options as time allows. For teens ages 11 to 19.
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_video_camera2 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game On! Video Gaming for Teens at Brightwood 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
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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 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 brick enthusiasts and meet the monthly building challenge.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mental Health Awareness Support Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bishop Neal Boyd   413-222-0255   bishopnealanthony@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Nami Westren Ma is letting the community know about free mental health support groups for families who are in need of support for their love ones.

http://www.namiwm.org    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Wednesday July 12, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BYOB Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads at this lively and long-running book group, and gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres. We're always open to new members - join us! This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month. 

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 Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be 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. This group meets every Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. and is intended people aged 18 years or older.

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
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Coding Club: Storytelling and More Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   
Create and share your own digital stories! Use Google CS First coding tool to design your own stories, create and share your own animations, and learn how technology is used in the film and media industry
No previous computer experience is necessary. Explore game design, music or other CS First options as time allows. For teens ages 11 to 19.
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
ent_stage1 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Rapunzel Puppet Show Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Purple Rock Productions presents an adaptation of the classic tale, "Rapunzel," based on the Italian version called "Petrosinella."

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
misc_house.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Enchanted Engineering: Can't Blow This House Down Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Design a house for all three little pigs and see which stands strongest.
Recommended for ages 7 and up.

 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
anim_dog1 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM DIY Donations for the Aninal Shelter: Pet Beds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let's DIY Donations. Help us make some soft upcycled pet beds that will be donated to Thomas J O'Connor Animal Shelter. For teens ages 11 to 19.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
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
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misc_wizard_hat 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Magic The Gathering Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a monthly club of Magic the Gathering players to meet and enjoy playing. Bring your own cards, or use the cards we will have provided for players. Don't know how to play? Thats okay, our club leader Aaron is ready to teach you!

    Location: East Springfield
 
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   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, June 7 – August 30, 4:15-5 p.m. Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM LEGO Club at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@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
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Gaming Club at Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Play computer games and make friends at the Gaming Club!  We will be playing games that encourage collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.  The games included in this weekly program are Minecraft, Roblox, Scratch, and Makey Makey.  Limited to 10 kids. Sign in begins at 5:15 p.m. each Wednesday. Ages 8-12.  This program runs through August 23rd.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Family Craft Night Summer Edition Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Help build a better world by creating special crafts for Community Heroes.

July: Make a survival kit for our local police officers.

August: Make a toy or pet bed for a local animal shelter.

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday July 13, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 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, June 6 - June 20, 1:30-2:30 p.m.,  Thursdays, June 29 - August 24, 10:30-11:30 p.m. Community Room. 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 Community Room
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Continuing The Artist's Way Journey Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   aoconnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book Finding Water: the Art of Perserverance, by Julia Cameron. It is a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with written and/or spoken exercises. The series extends the ideas developed in an earlier workshop series called The Artists' Way, though new and returning members are equally welcomed. The series 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 Phyllis St. George, published poet and editor, and exponent of The Artist’s Way. This program is intended people aged 18 years or older.

Writing Workshops    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:30 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.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The Springfield Young Children’s System of Care meeting is a collaborative space to strengthen a new system of care by bringing together the professionals and family members who care for, serve, and support children ages 0-8.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Summer Family Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Bring the whole family for fun with books and get a free book to take home. Recommended for families with kids 6 and under, siblings welcome. Sponsored by Home City Families. For more information, call or stop by the branch.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Coding Club: Storytelling and More Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   
Create and share your own digital stories! Use Google CS First coding tool to design your own stories, create and share your own animations, and learn how technology is used in the film and media industry
No previous computer experience is necessary. Explore game design, music or other CS First options as time allows. For teens ages 11 to 19.
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
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
 
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 for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
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rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups 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 library 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 7:00 PM in the Children's Workroom.

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

Adults and teens welcome!

Arts & Crafts    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
ent_filmproj 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Movies at Mason Square: The Secret Life of Pets 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's Community Room for The Secret Life of Pets.

For their fifth fully-animated feature-film collaboration, Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures present The Secret Life of Pets, a comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. Comedy superstars Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart make their animated feature-film debuts in the film, which co-stars Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Jenny Slate, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress and Albert Brooks. Rated PG.

Light refreshments served.

All ages welcome!

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Friday July 14, 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 Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Friday from 10-11:30 AM.
 

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

Fridays, June 2, June 16-July 28th, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and a craft or activity. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome. Facilitated and sponsored by Home City Families.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. This group meets every Friday from 1-2:30 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Coding Club: Storytelling and More Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   
Create and share your own digital stories! Use Google CS First coding tool to design your own stories, create and share your own animations, and learn how technology is used in the film and media industry
No previous computer experience is necessary. Explore game design, music or other CS First options as time allows. For teens ages 11 to 19.
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:30 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_handshake 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Register to Work at MGM! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Want to get a job at the casino? MGM Springfield will conduct its hiring using an online program known as SkillSmart. 

Now you can get help setting up a SkillSmart profile in three different library locations! Kat Mangiafico, of Opportunity Services, will hold monthly Skillsmart Registration drop-in sessions at the Central Library, the Mason Square Branch, and the Sixteen Acres Branch.

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. 

This program is for adults.

    Location: Mason Square
Saturday July 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_black_garbage_bag.GIF 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Community Clean Up Days Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The Mason Square Branch Library, Keep Springfield Beautiful, and C3 Mason Square will host three community clean-up days at three different park locations in the Square. 

Saturday, June 24th---Mason Square Basketball Monument: 765 State St - in front of the library and on the corner of Hawley St.

Saturday, July 15th---Hennessey Park: At the junction of Oak Grove Ave and Kenyon St.

Saturday, July 29th---Magazine Park: At the junction between Magazine St. and St. James Ave.

Come out, spend some time in the sun with your neighbors, and help us do a nice thing in the Mason Square community! We'll provide gloves, garbage bags, bottles of water, and pb&j's.

    Location: Mason Square
 
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  3:30 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.

Training for personal care attendants.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
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misc_none 11:30 AM  -  2:00 PM Risk Management Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pamela Westmoreland   413-222-3957   sacyouthprograms@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Risk Management Training for volunteers working with DST Youth Programs.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Forest Park Minecraft Club 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 Minecraft Club to build, play, and create--and battle zombies, of course. Space is limited, so please come early.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
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 July 16, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Central Library is closed on Sundays during the summer through Labor Day.

Locations and Hours    
    Location: Central Library
Monday July 17, 2017 -  Saturday July 22, 2017 Go To Top
eth_france Ooh La La : Build the Eiffel Tower Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Take a trip to France and build your own Eiffel Tower with straws and toothpicks. All supplies will be provided. During all open hours.

    Location: East Forest Park
Monday July 17, 2017 Go To Top
rec_knitting 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Monday from 1:30-3 p.m., and is intended people aged 18 years or older.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
anim_cat 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM DIY Donations for the Animal Shelter : Cat Toys Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point    413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let's DIY Donations. Help us make some fun catnip mice that will be donated to Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Shelter.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
rec_games 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Board Game Night @ Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sodonnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun evening of games!  We’ll provide board games, card games, and more.  Try a new game or play an old favorite!  For children ages 3-12.  Siblings welcome. Held every Monday through August 21.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday July 18, 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, June 6 - August 29, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM SOC Parent Council Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Justin Chellman   413-787-6724   jchellman@springfieldcityhall.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The Parent Council is a group of parents receiving services within the system of care.  It is a parent only group facilitated by Springfield Department of Health and Human Services and Gandara CSA staff.  The focus of the council, while dictated by the parent members, must include early childhood mental health and wellness.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
food_salad 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Tasty Tuesday: Build a Solar Oven Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a special Tasty Tuesday in which we'll make 'smores and build our own solar ovens! Weather permitting.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
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anim_dog1 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM DIY Donations for the Animal Shelter : Dog Toys Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let's DIY Donations. Help us make some upcycled braided dog toys that will be donated to Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Shelter.

    Location: Sixteen Acres 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
 
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
 
misc_handshake 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Register to Work at MGM! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: C. Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Want to get a job at the casino? MGM Springfield will conduct its hiring using an online program known as SkillSmart. 

Now you can get help setting up a SkillSmart profile in three different library locations! Kat Mangiafico, of Opportunity Services, will hold monthly Skillsmart Registration drop-in sessions at the Central Library, the Mason Square Branch, and the Sixteen Acres Branch.

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: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday July 19, 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
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be 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. This group meets every Wednesday from 1-3 p.m., and is intended people aged 18 years or older.

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
 
anim_cat 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM DIY Donations for the Animal Shelter : Cat Toys Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let's DIY Donations. Help us make some fun catnip mice that will be donated to Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Shelter.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
anim_cat 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM DIY Donations for the Animal Shelter: Cat Toys Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let's DIY Donations. Help us make some fun catnip mice that will be donated to Thomas J O'Connor Animal Shelter.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
anim_dog1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM DIY Donations for the Animal Shelter: Pet Beds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let's DIY Donations. Help us make some soft pet beds that will be donated to Thomas J O'Connor Animal Shelter. For teens ages 11 to 19.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
nat_sun 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM American Girl Club Summer Edition 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 join us for the Summer edition of the American Girl Club. Come make a craft and enjoy a snack based on the time period of the girl chosen each month. Preregistration is encouraged. Call or stop by the branch.

    Location: East Springfield
 
anim_dog1 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM DIY Donations for the Animal Shelter: Pet Toys Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let's DIY Donations. Help us construct pet toys that will be donated to Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Shelter. Basic hand sewing will be taught as part of the program.

    Location: East Springfield
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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   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, June 7 – August 30, 4:15-5 p.m. Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM LEGO Club at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@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
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Gaming Club at Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Play computer games and make friends at the Gaming Club!  We will be playing games that encourage collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.  The games included in this weekly program are Minecraft, Roblox, Scratch, and Makey Makey.  Limited to 10 kids. Sign in begins at 5:15 p.m. each Wednesday. Ages 8-12.  This program runs through August 23rd.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
food_ice cream cone 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Adult Summer Reading Club Ice Cream Social Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Adult Summer Reading Club members and their guests get to join in on the fun at this ice cream social and prize ceremony! Local newspaper columnist Elizabeth Roman will be on hand to lead an engaging conversation about all things ice cream, and active Adult Summer Reading Club participants earn an additional three raffle tickets just by attending. Prizes include a $30 gift card to Stop & Shop and more. Speak with a librarian for details.

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Indian Orchard Community Room
        There are 50 spaces available.
Thursday July 20, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 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, June 6 - June 20, 1:30-2:30 p.m.,  Thursdays, June 29 - August 24, 10:30-11:30 p.m. Community Room. 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 Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Choices: Steps Toward Health Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Arlene Iraola   413-328-8672   airaola@umext.umass.edu
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

UMASS Extension is offering a free nutrition class promoting healthy eating and physical activity.  The topic is Choices: Steps Towards Health.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Summer Family Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Bring the whole family for fun with books and get a free book to take home. Recommended for families with kids 6 and under, siblings welcome. Sponsored by Home City Families. For more information, call or stop by the branch.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
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 SummerLab at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Build a better summer by exploring science through designing, modeling, observing and experimenting while having fun.

    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