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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: All Library Locations
 
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Hi!Tech: Introduction to Excel Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Springfield Parent Academy City Wide Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Melissa Burrage   413-787-6941   burragem@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_new_white 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Designing in 3D with Tinkercad Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Learn how to build and print your own 3D creations in this interactive workshop! Tinkercad is an easy-to-use, browser-based CAD (Computer-aided design) program that lets you turn ideas into a 3D printable file. As many as possible of participants' designs will be printed at the conclusion of the program. This program is for teens and tweens, age 11-18. and space is limited. To register, call the branch at 413-263-6858 or email epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org.

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

Blender is a free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation. If you are ready to take your animations to the next level try Blender. We will have laptops available, but you are free to bring your own. Reservations REQUIRED . For tweens and teens ages 11 and up. Limited to 7 participants.  Please drop by the branch to complete an Animation Entrance Exam. 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 28 spaces available.
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rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

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

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

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

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

Pizza and popcorn served for free.

Check out the preview here.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Springfield Food Policy Council Film Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Johnetta Baymon   413-263-6500, x6539   johnettab@springfieldpartnersinc.com
   

Sponsored by Springfield Food Policy Council.

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

Two-Part Writing Workshop

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

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

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

Writers of all levels of experiences encouraged to attend!

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mobile Farmer's Market    
    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM CHD Early Intervention Program Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erinne Gorneault   413-348-5655   egorneault@chd.org
   

Center for Human Development Early Intervention session. Not library sponsored.

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

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


 

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

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

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

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

    Location: All Library Locations
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:30 PM APA-E-Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: James H. Lightfoot, III   413-426-1043   jhlightfoot3@gmail.com
   

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Board planning meeting. Principal speakers: James Lightfoot/Jeffrey Johnson. Not library sponsored.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

 

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_new_white 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM 3D Printer Demo Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Get to know the Cube 3D printer, the library’s latest piece of technology. The Cube prints three-dimensional objects using compostable plastic. Drop in and watch as the printer creates a 3D object and enjoy a “making” craft with traditional materials, too. Please call the branch for more information. 

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Superhero LEGO Creations Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

August 3,10,17, 24, 2-3 pm at Indian Orchard Branch Library

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama Storytime at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday August 4, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_witch_hat.GIF A Hero or a Villain? Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

    Location: All Library Locations
 
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Hi!Tech: Getting Started with Computers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 8 spaces available.
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lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
ent_masks_color 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Super Style: Make a mask for you and your plush animal friend Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

What is your superhero style? Bring your favorite plush animal or doll and make a mask for yourself and your pal.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Youth Voter Empowerment Event Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shaitia Spruell   413-386-7256   
   

Sponsored by T.R.Y.B.E. Force for Peace.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_camera 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Unmasked: Maskmaking and Photo Shoot for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
z_cust_mcteen 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Make Your Mark: Carve a Superhero Stamp Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

Please preregister for these free workshops by calling Sixteen Acres at 413-263-6858.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday August 5, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_witch_hat.GIF A Hero or a Villain? Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

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

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

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

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

 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
elect_e_reader.GIF 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Hi!Tech: Movies, Music, eBooks, and More for Your Cellphone or Tablet Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reggie Wilson   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The library has thousands of downloadable songs, movies, and ebooks available to you. Let staff help you navigate the choices to load free songs, movies, or ebooks onto your device. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Reggie.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
        There are 6 spaces available.
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misc_new_white 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Designing in 3D with Tinkercad Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Learn how to build and print your own 3D creations in this interactive workshop! Tinkercad is an easy-to-use, browser-based CAD (Computer-aided design) program that lets you turn ideas into a 3D printable file. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to print their creations at the conclusion of the program. To register call the branch at 413-263-6846. This program is for teens and tweens, age 11-18. 

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make Your own Avatar with Wikki Stix! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Mason Square
 
trans_car 4:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Superhero Box Car Parade at East Springfiedl Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Stop into the library between 4 and 5 p.m. and convert a cardboard box into a Superhero Box Car.  At 6 p.m. we'll take them out for a spin during our Superhero Box Car Parade!

    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_tshirt 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Paint a Super Hero T-shirt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Ever feel envious that super heroes get all the good costumes? With fabric paint, create a T-shirt that expresses your own super abilities. A limited number of T-shirts will be provided, so please try to bring your own. For ages 10-19. Preregister online or call the branch.

    Location: East Forest Park
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
office_money_bills_coins 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Protect Yourself From Identity Theft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft: Identity theft is a serious crime with real costs. Victims of identity theft may lose significant money or time, and may find their reputation or credit rating damaged. Learn how to protect yourself, and avoid being a victim.

Led by Milagros Johnson of the Mayor's Office of Consumer Information.

Consumer Help    
    Location: Indian Orchard
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Springfield Regional Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rosany Santiago   413-364-0490   fccup@seiu509.org
   

SEIU Local 509 public orientation for Family Child Care Providers. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Thursday August 6, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_witch_hat.GIF A Hero or a Villain? Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

    Location: All Library Locations
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luis Manzi   413-747-0090, x201   lmanzi@newnorthcc.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Hi!Tech: Continuing with Computers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_new_white 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM 3D Printer Demo Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Get to know the Cube 3D printer, the library’s latest piece of technology. The Cube prints three-dimensional objects using compostable plastic. Drop in and watch as the printer creates a 3D object and enjoy a “making” craft with traditional materials, too. 

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

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

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
misc_candle_1.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Comics Candle Holders for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for this day of crafting your own heroic signal! Teens will take old comics and modge-podge and make them into a beautiful work of art and light! Preregistration is recommended. Sign up online or call the branch.

    Location: East Springfield
        There are 10 spaces available.
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misc_balloons 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Balloons Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Who is your favorite crime-fighting Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle? Create your own by decorating a balloon to take home. No registration. For ages 5-12.

    Location: Mason Square
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM International Academy of Western Massachusetts Charter School - Information Session Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jeff Londraville   413-219-7023   jlondrdaville@sabis.net
   

Sponsored by SABIS Educational Systems.

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

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

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

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

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

Part 3 of the series features The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2007). When the world is threatened by an ancient evil, the four adolescent turtles must reunite and overcome their faults in order to stand against it. Rated PG.

Popcorn Served for free.

Watch a preview here.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday August 7, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_witch_hat.GIF A Hero or a Villain? Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
office_money_bills_coins 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Elder Fraud Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Consumer Help    
    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
food_carrot.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Go Fresh Springfield Farmer's Market Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday August 8, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_witch_hat.GIF A Hero or a Villain? Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

    Location: All Library Locations
 
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM New Homeschoolers Meeting and Curriculum Share Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Stefaniak   413-265-9014   jenabeejo@yahoo.com
   

Western Mass Homeschoolers meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
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lib_book3 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Horror Fiction Book Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Are you a teen or tween who likes to read horror fiction? Once a month join other horror fans to discuss your favorite books. The book for August is The Hunted by Charlie Higson. You may sign up ahead of time by calling the branch, or just drop in. Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk.

Description of The Hunted: The sickness struck everyone sixteen and older. First it twisted their minds; next it ravaged their bodies. Now the sickos roam the streets, crazed and hungry for young flesh. Ella's friends had told her that the country would be safer than the city. They were dead wrong.

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

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

Every Saturday in August.

    Location: Mason Square
 
rec_scissors&glue 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Make a Superhero Peep Diorama Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you have a superhero Peep? Put it into its own diorama. Flying over the city! Saving the Peep in distress! Your imagination is the limit. Open to childen ages 11 and older. Supplies are limited so come early. Dioramas will be displayed in the library until the first week of school. For more information please call the branch.

 

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
ent_note 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Liberty Winds Concert Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The 215th Army Band returns to Springfield to offer a free concert of chamber music by Liberty, their new chamber winds ensemble. Join them and your neighbors for a refreshing hour of delightful classical favorites and popular arrangements good for the entire family. Lemonade and cookies compliments of the Friends of the Library. Attend and earn a chance to win two free Tanglewood tickets.

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

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

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

In this literary showcase of local and regional writers, preregistered literary artists (18+) will share a seven-minute reading of their writing from any genre of their choosing. The public (18+) is invited to come and listen. Books and other literary materials will be available for sale and for autographs. Springfield’s first Poet Laureate and award-winning, multilingual poet María Luisa Arroyo will host this monthly event. Please contact María Luisa (mlarroyo67@hotmail.com) for registration information.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday August 10, 2015 Go To Top
ent_sock_puppet.GIF Drop-In Craft: Villains! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

What does a villain look like to you?  Come make a puppet and show the world!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
Monday August 10, 2015 -  Saturday August 22, 2015 Go To Top
elect_camera Superhero Photo Shoot at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop by the library wearing your superhero gear to have your picture taken against a special backdrop. If you don’t have any superhero costume pieces or a camera, we’ll provide some. All ages.  Drop in activity through August 22.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Superhero LEGO Creations Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

August 3,10,17, 24, 2-3 pm at Indian Orchard Branch Library

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Youth Cultural Education Organization Committee Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Julia Ortiz   413-262-7729   blackcollegetourYCEO@yahoo.com
   

Youth Cultural Education Organization - Martin L. King, Jr. Family Services.  Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
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elect_computer3 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Hi!Tech: Introduction to Ancestry.com Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Donna Goldthwaite   413-263-6828, x437   dgoldthwaite@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Want to learn more about your family history? See how Ancestry.com can help you find information about relatives, trace birth, death, and marriage records, and more in this hands-on workshop. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech attendance raffle drawing. Led by Donna.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama Storytime at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday August 11, 2015 Go To Top
ent_sock_puppet.GIF Drop-In Craft: Villains! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

What does a villain look like to you?  Come make a puppet and show the world!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
 
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Hi!Tech: Introduction to the Web Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

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

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

This month's selection is The Widower's Tale by Julia Glass.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday August 12, 2015 Go To Top
ent_sock_puppet.GIF Drop-In Craft: Villains! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

What does a villain look like to you?  Come make a puppet and show the world!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
Wednesday August 12, 2015 -  Saturday August 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_new_white 3D Printer Exploration - and More! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: East Forest Park
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Wednesday August 12, 2015 Go To Top
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 2:00 AM  -  5:00 AM HeroCon at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at your local Springfield City Library to celebrate your favorite superheroes at HeroCon. Everyone is encouraged to dress up like their favorite superhero, comic book character, or fictional character, with cool prizes for the best costume! Show off your super-human intelligence by playing superhero trivia and other cool games, and so much more! Ages 5-12. For more information, contact the branch at 263-6846.

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make a Superhero Bracelet or Cuffs Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Mason Square
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Super Team: The Incredibles Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Join us in the Community Room for a screening of The Incredibles.

Watch as a family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world  Rated PG.

Popcorn will be served!

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
misc_new_white 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM 3D Printer Demo Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Get to know the Cube 3D printer, the library’s latest piece of technology. The Cube prints three-dimensional objects using compostable plastic. Drop in and watch as the printer creates a 3D object and enjoy a “making” craft with traditional materials, too. 

    Location: East Forest Park
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Superhero Thirst Quencher Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

Make and enjoy a refreshing super tasty drink. Possible ingredients include Kool-Aid, punch, soda, fruit, lemonade, Capri Sun, and apple juice. Popcorn will also be served. Come feel the power! Costumes optional.  All ages.

    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_book01 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Webster's Dictionary of 1864: the Invention of the Modern Dictionary Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join John Morse, President and Publisher of Merriam-Webster, as he speaks about this revolution in dictionary making and how it reflected the world in which it was created, the Civil War era United States.  Mr. Morse will also speak about the lessons it has for today’s editors at Merriam-Webster as they once again take on the task of revising the Unabridged Dictionary.

Author Talks    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 50 spaces available.
Thursday August 13, 2015 Go To Top
ent_sock_puppet.GIF Drop-In Craft: Villains! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

What does a villain look like to you?  Come make a puppet and show the world!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

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

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

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Comics Hullabaloo at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_kite 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Super Mad Lab: Kites Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Build and decorate your own heroic kite.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
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rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

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

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

Join us for the second installment of the Heroes on Screen series, featuring The Amazing Spiderman.

After Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider, he gains newfound, spider-like powers and ventures out to solve the mystery of his parent's mysterious deaths. Rated PG-13.

Pizza and popcorn served for free.

Watch the preview here.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_house.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Tenancy Rights and Responsibilities Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tenants have rights, and enjoy protections in Massachusetts. From sanitation codes to discrimination laws and more the Commonwealth helps tenants maintain safe, clean, and fair housing. Led by the Milagros Johnson of the Mayor’s Office of Consumer Information.

Consumer Help    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
        There are 30 spaces available.
 
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
Friday August 14, 2015 Go To Top
ent_sock_puppet.GIF Drop-In Craft: Villains! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

What does a villain look like to you?  Come make a puppet and show the world!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday August 15, 2015 Go To Top
ent_sock_puppet.GIF Drop-In Craft: Villains! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

What does a villain look like to you?  Come make a puppet and show the world!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

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

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

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

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

Every Saturday in August.

    Location: Mason Square
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misc_new_white 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Designing in 3D with Tinkercad Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Learn how to build and print your own 3D creations in this interactive workshop! Tinkercad is an easy-to-use, browser-based CAD (Computer-Aided Design) program that lets you turn ideas into a 3D printable file. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to print their creations at the conclusion of the program. Please call the branch, 413-263-6836, to sign up. This program is for teens and tweens, ages 11-18.

 

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday August 17, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Heroes have to make good choices every day.  Kids, as heroes-in-training, make good choices too!  Do you do something special before answering your teacher’s question in school?  Come discover the heroic choices you make every day.  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Ready, Sit, Read! at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Superhero LEGO Creations Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

August 3,10,17, 24, 2-3 pm at Indian Orchard Branch Library

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama Storytime at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday August 18, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Heroes have to make good choices every day.  Kids, as heroes-in-training, make good choices too!  Do you do something special before answering your teacher’s question in school?  Come discover the heroic choices you make every day.  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
 
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Hi!Tech: Intermediate Word Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This hands-on workshop quickly reviews basic word processing skills, and continues with more complex aspects of word processing such as adding page numbers, changing spacing, working with images, tables, and more. Experience with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Matthew.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
food_salad 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Tasty Tuesdays at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood    413-263-6805   
   

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
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elect_camera 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Unmasked: Maskmaking and Photo Shoot for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Sign up online or call the branch.

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

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

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

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

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

Please preregister for these free workshops by calling Sixteen Acres at 413-263-6858.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday August 19, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Heroes have to make good choices every day.  Kids, as heroes-in-training, make good choices too!  Do you do something special before answering your teacher’s question in school?  Come discover the heroic choices you make every day.  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM MRC Advanced Auto Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Terry Hodur   413-736-7296   theresa.hodur@mrc.state.ma.us
   

Training for cashier/driver jobs sponsored by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC). Principal speakers: Owen Humphries/MRC and Kathy Connolly/Advanced Auto.  Not a library event.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fallon Total Care Member Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Judy Roark-Mackey   508-368-9668   judy.mackey@fchp.org
   

Health information and help with enrollments sponsored by Fallon Total Care and Commonwealth Medicine/MassHealth.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM MRC Advanced Auto Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Terry Hodur   413-736-7296   theresa.hodur@mrc.state.ma.us
   

Training for cashier/driver jobs sponsored by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC). Principal speakers: Owen Humphries/MRC and Kathy Connolly/Advanced Auto.  Not a library event.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_rocks3 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Superhero Rocks Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make your own superhero out of rocks. No registration. All supplies provided. For ages 5-12 and their families.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
elect_laptop.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Festival of Makers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrate our city’s future engineers and designers in a showcase of teen projects made or designed using Tinkercad, our 3D printer, or other resources. Pizza and snacks will be served at 5:30, followed at 6:00 by an opportunity for our young makers to explain their projects. 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Superhero Capes at East Springfield Branch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

Make and decorate your own superhero cape!

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday August 20, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Heroes have to make good choices every day.  Kids, as heroes-in-training, make good choices too!  Do you do something special before answering your teacher’s question in school?  Come discover the heroic choices you make every day.  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
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misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Advisory Council Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz Szarkowski   413-858-3119   
   

Square One Healthy Families meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM MRC Advanced Auto Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Terry Hodur   413-736-7296   theresa.hodur@mrc.state.ma.us
   

Training for cashier/driver jobs sponsored by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC). Principal speakers: Owen Humphries/MRC and Kathy Connolly/Advanced Auto.  Not a library event.

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

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

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM MRC Advanced Auto Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Terry Hodur   413-736-7296   theresa.hodur@mrc.state.ma.us
   

Training for cashier/driver jobs sponsored by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC). Principal speakers: Owen Humphries/MRC and Kathy Connolly/Advanced Auto.  Not a library event.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
ent_note 2:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Second Annual Community Picnic and Farm Festival Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

In honor of Annie G. Curran, whose financial contributions helped make the Mason Square Branch what it is today, the branch will host the Second Annual Community Picnic and Farm Festival. The branch will collaborate with Gardening the Community to provide neighborhood residents with a fun, family-friendly afternoon of games, fresh food, and music. Expected engagements include a range of all-ages activities such as face painting, chalk drawing, story reading, a bike safety demo, and the like. Early in the day patrons will be able enjoy the FOL book sale, while later in the day there will be live music and a free buffet.

Scheduled musical groups  are LaDawn & RSVP and Smack.

Rain date:  Thursday, September 10, 2015.

 

Commmunity Picnic and Farm Festival    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Superhero Thirst Quencher Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make and enjoy a refreshing super tasty drink. Possible ingredients include Kool-Aid, punch, soda, fruit, lemonade, Capri Sun, and apple juice. Popcorn will also be served. Come feel the power! Costumes optional.  All ages.

    Location: Brightwood 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   
   

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

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

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

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
Friday August 21, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Heroes have to make good choices every day.  Kids, as heroes-in-training, make good choices too!  Do you do something special before answering your teacher’s question in school?  Come discover the heroic choices you make every day.  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday August 22, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Heroes have to make good choices every day.  Kids, as heroes-in-training, make good choices too!  Do you do something special before answering your teacher’s question in school?  Come discover the heroic choices you make every day.  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.

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

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

Every Saturday in August.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday August 24, 2015 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue Drop-In Craft: Snails Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

    Location: All Library Locations
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Early Literacy Coalition meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Superhero LEGO Creations Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

August 3,10,17, 24, 2-3 pm at Indian Orchard Branch Library

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_ballet_box.gif 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Meet and Greet the Candidates: Central Library Rotunda, Front Lobby and Community Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Canosa Albano   413-263-6828 ext 291   jcanosa@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Get to know the candidates for City Council and Mayor and find out where they stand on the issues before you cast your vote in the Primary Election. Information tables will be set up at the Central Library, 220 State Street, in the Community Room, Rotunda, and the front lobby, and candidates will be available to answer your questions and hear your concerns. You can also register to vote and check your polling place. Springfield City Library’s Civic and Community Engagement Team is partnering with the Springfield Election Commission Office to sponsor this event.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday August 25, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

    Location: All Library Locations
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elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Hi!Tech: Introduction to Social Media Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_tshirt 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Paint a Super Hero T-shirt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Ever feel envious that super heroes get all the good costumes? With fabric paint, create a T-shirt that expresses your own super abilities. A limited number of T-shirts will be provided, so please try to bring your own. For ages 10-19. Preregister online or call the branch.

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

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

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

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

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

Please preregister for these free workshops by calling Sixteen Acres at 413-263-6858.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday August 26, 2015 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue Drop-In Craft: Snails Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
food_pizza 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Word Girl Spelling Bee & Pizza Party Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a Word Girl-themed spelling bee with words chosen from popular children’s books, and a back-to-school pizza party. For ages 5-12.

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday August 27, 2015 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue Drop-In Craft: Snails Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

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

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

Come share your memories and hopes for the future.

Coffee and doughnuts served.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Superhero LEGO Creations Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

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

    Location: 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   
   

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

    Location: Mason Square
 
lib_book3 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Adult Summer Reading Club Finale 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 community room to celebrate the Adult Summer Reading Club finale!

Enjoy food, prizes, and games alongside fellow readers, program attendees, and library lovers.

In addition to the annual raffle,  this year's finale will also feature a game of jeopardy.  Participants will break into teams and compete in categories such as:  this year's best sellers, summer blockbusters, classic literature,  Springfield history, and more. The top three teams will win a prize! Jeopardy begins at 6:30.

 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday August 28, 2015 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue Drop-In Craft: Snails Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Every Saturday in August.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday August 31, 2015 -  Saturday September 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Back-to-School Scavenger Hunt at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
lib_book3 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM International Dot Day at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 pm on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

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

This summer, everyone is encouraged to read My Beloved World, the memoir of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, in advance of her speech at the Springfield Public Forum. Copies of her book are available to be borrowed in English, Spanish and as ebooks and audiobooks from the Springfield City Library.

Gather with other readers to discuss the book at the Brightwood Branch Library, 359 Plainfield St., on Tuesday, September 1, at 5:30 pm. A limited number of free copies of the book (English and Spanish) are available by calling Jean Canosa Albano at 413-263-6828, ext. 291, courtesy of the Springfield Public Forum. Participants on September 1 will be invited to sit as a group at the Justice’s speech on Wednesday, September 9 at the MassMutual Center.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
        There are 19 spaces available.
 
office_meeting1 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Job Seeker Support Workshops Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Join us at the Mason Square Branch for the last installment of the Heros on Screen Series, featuring Man of Steel.

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

Pizza and popcorn served for free.

Watch the preview here.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday September 4, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday September 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag Labor Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

 

    Location: All Library Locations
Tuesday September 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Noon Hour Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris Kasputis   413-263-6828 ext 442   ckasputis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

This month's selection is Mandela: My Prisoner, My Friend by Christo Brand.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 pm on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
office_pencil 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Comic Book Writing Group for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

 

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Urban Youth Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Glen D. Turpin   413-310-3970   JustUsForSocialJustice@aol.com
   

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Thursday September 10, 2015 Go To Top
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Manga and More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   chenriquez@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In this literary showcase of local and regional writers, preregistered literary artists (18+) will share a seven-minute reading of their writing from any genre of their choosing. The public (18+) is invited to come and listen. Books and other literary materials will be available for sale and for autographs. Springfield’s first Poet Laureate and award-winning, multilingual poet María Luisa Arroyo will host this monthly event. Please contact María Luisa (mlarroyo67@hotmail.com) for registration information.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
Tuesday September 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 pm on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
lib_book3 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Novel Ideas Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Cesan   413-782-7702   
   

An informal gathering of bibliophiles interested in sharing a love of books, favorite authors, and info on book-related news and events. Tonight's selection is Time and Again by Jack Finney. Not library sponsored.

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

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

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

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

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

Springfield School Volunteers training. Not a library sponsored event.

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

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

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

Springfield School Volunteers training. Not a library sponsored event.

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

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

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday September 17, 2015 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Design Your Own Memo Board Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday September 18, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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

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

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

Springfield School Volunteers Mentor Training. Not library sponsored.

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

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


 

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
rec_scissors&glue 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Can We Nail It? Craft Challenges for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 19 spaces available.
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lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
Tuesday September 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_video_camera2 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game ON! Video Gaming for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 pm on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Mason Square
        There are 4 spaces available.
Thursday September 24, 2015 Go To Top
office_meeting1 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Circle in the Square at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

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

Come share your memories and hopes for the future.

Coffee and doughnuts served.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
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rec_painters_palette.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Homemade Puffy Paint Art Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

Springfield School Volunteers Mentor Training. Not library sponsored.

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 29 spaces available.
Friday September 25, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday September 26, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Fiction Book Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Description of The Ruby Key: In a world where an uneasy peace binds Humans and Nightlings, fourteen-year-old Genna and her twelve-year-old brother Dan learn of their uncle's plot to gain immortality in exchange for human lives. The two strike their own bargain with the Nightling lord, which sets them on a dangerous journey in search of a key.

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

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

Arts & Crafts    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

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

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

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

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
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lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
Tuesday September 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:00 PM  -  5:30 PM 3D Printer Exploration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 pm on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Designing in 3D with Tinkercad

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
lib_book3 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM East Forest Park Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Grodofsky   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM 3D Printer Exploration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
Friday October 2, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday October 3, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Writing Workshop Series: Editing Your Own Writing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
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Tuesday October 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Anime Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 pm on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
office_meeting1 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Library Commission Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carol Leaders   413-263-6828 ext 290   cleaders@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

Library Commissioners    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Thursday October 8, 2015 Go To Top
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Manga and More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   chenriquez@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
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Friday October 9, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday October 10, 2015 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Can We Nail It? Craft Challenges for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday October 12, 2015 Go To Top
trans_mayflower Columbus Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

 

    Location: All Library Locations
Tuesday October 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Noon Hour Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris Kasputis   413-263-6828 ext 442   ckasputis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

This month's selection is The Secret Place by Tana French.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 pm on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Don’t miss this special afternoon with Suzanne Strempek Shea  

Author Talks    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
        There are 50 spaces available.
Wednesday October 14, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_ballet_box.gif 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Candidates Forum Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Canosa-Albano   413-263-6828 ext 291   jcanosa@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

 

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

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

Second Wednesday of every month.

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 15 spaces available.
Thursday October 15, 2015 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Super Cool School Locker Magnets Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
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Friday October 16, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday October 17, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

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

In this literary showcase of local and regional writers, preregistered literary artists (18+) will share a seven-minute reading of their writing from any genre of their choosing. The public (18+) is invited to come and listen. Books and other literary materials will be available for sale and for autographs. Springfield’s first Poet Laureate and award-winning, multilingual poet María Luisa Arroyo will host this monthly event. Please contact María Luisa (mlarroyo67@hotmail.com) for registration information.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
Tuesday October 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 pm on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday October 22, 2015 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
Friday October 23, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday October 25, 2015 Go To Top
ent_manga_girl.GIF 12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chibiconn 2015 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

 

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Early Literacy Coalition meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_scissors 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen MakerLab at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
Tuesday October 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_video_camera2 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game ON! Video Gaming for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 pm on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday October 28, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_book3 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM East Forest Park Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Grodofsky   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.
  
The East Forest Park Book Discussion Group meets every month from 5:30 - 7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month. We select a new book to discuss every month. Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
holiday_ghost 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Fright Night Storytelling for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413- 263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 15 spaces available.
Thursday October 29, 2015 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Day of The Dead Skulls Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

In keeping with the tradition of the Day of the Dead holiday, teens and tweens will have fun painting and decorating their own skull to bring home and enjoy. Each skull will be uniquely decorated using paint, beads, seqins and other craft materials.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday October 31, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Fiction Book Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Description of The Princess Bride: This classic fairy tale romance tells the tale of a drunken swordsman, a gentle giant, a man seeking revenge, and a princess in dire need of a rescue.

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
Tuesday November 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 pm on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
office_meeting1 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Library Commission Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carol Leaders   413-263-6828 ext 290   cleaders@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

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

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

Note change in date due to to holiday.

 

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

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

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

Committee meeting for community fundraiser. Not library sponsored.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
Friday November 6, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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


 

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

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

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

Not library sponsored.

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Urban Youth Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Glen D. Turpin   413-310-3970   JustUsForSocialJustice@aol.com
   

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday November 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Noon Hour Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris Kasputis   413-263-6828 ext 442   ckasputis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

This month's selection is All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 pm on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
Wednesday November 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag Veterans' Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

 

    Location: All Library Locations
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