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Friday January 2, 2015 -  Saturday January 31, 2015 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue DIY Craft Table at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Try your hand at a new craft, or make a simple gift for a friend.  This drop-in changing set of craft activities for teens will be available during the month of January.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
lib_teddybear_reading Tell Me a Story Coloring Contest Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Hey Kids! Enter the East Forest Park Branch Library Tell Me a Story/Coloring Contest. Children ages 4 - 11 years old are invited to show their coloring and writing creativity by entering our Winter Wonderland contest. Entry coloring sheets can be picked up at the East Forest Park Library.  All entries must be submitted by Saturday, January 31, 2015.

    Location: East Forest Park
Monday January 5, 2015 -  Saturday February 14, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 Teen Winter Reading Club at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join our first ever Teen Winter Reading Club!  Teens ages 11-18 can win prizes by reading books, comics, and magazines, doing online research, attending library programs, and more!

To get started, drop by the branch and ask for your Teen Winter Reading Club bingo sheet. Visit the Teen Winter Reading Club page for a complete description of the rules.

Teen Winter Reading Club    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
lib_book3 Teen Winter Reading Club at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join our first ever Teen Winter Reading Club!  Teens ages 11-18 can win prizes by reading books, comics, and magazines, doing online research, attending library programs, and more!

To get started, drop by the branch and ask for your Teen Winter Reading Club bingo sheet. Visit the Teen Winter Reading Club page for a complete description of the rules.

Teen Winter Reading Club    
    Location: Forest Park
Monday January 5, 2015 -  Sunday February 15, 2015 Go To Top
nat_snowman Winter Reading Club for Children Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Celebrate the fun of reading by helping connect children to their libraries, recognizing them for their reading, and encouraging them to try cool new things at museums and the library! Participants can win free hockey tickets, LEGO sets, and other prizes.  Grades K-5. All open hours at all library locations.

Winter Reading Club for Kids    
    Location: All Library Locations
Thursday January 15, 2015 -  Saturday February 28, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_MLK_face.GIF Rewards of Freedom Photography Exhibit Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   rduprey@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the Forest Park Branch Library and experience the photography featured in the book, The Struggle for Freedom: The History of African Americans in Western Massachusetts. Photographs in the exhibit include local heroes and dignitaries, as well as moments of Springfield's rich history. Special thanks to the Springfield Republican, Wayne Phaneuf, and Marianna McKee for providing the photographs for the exhibit.

The exhibit will run from Thursday, January 15 through the end of February, 2015.

Rewards of Freedom Exhibit    
    Location: Forest Park
Wednesday January 21, 2015 -  Saturday February 7, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_heart2 Valentines for Vets Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Send some kindness and appreciation to veterans in Greater Springfield.  Youth of all ages and their families are welcome to drop in during open hours and create a handmade valentine.  The collected cards will be distributed to the  Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke in time for Valentine’s Day.

    Location: All Library Locations
Monday January 26, 2015 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library closes at 5 pm Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Central Library will close at 5 pm today due to the impending storm. All Springfield City Library locations will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, January 27.

    Location: Central Library
Monday January 26, 2015 -  Saturday January 31, 2015 Go To Top
rec_puzzle_piece Puzzle Me This at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

January 26 is National Puzzle Day. The benefits of doing puzzles are great for your child's development - increasing problem solving skills, improving hand-eye coordination and developing fine motor skills. All are welcome to come in and do puzzles from easy to hard puzzles, animal puzzles, Disney puzzles, landscape puzzles. Once you start a puzzle you won't want to stop until it's finished! Snacks will be provided. This is a drop-in family program for the entire week.

    Location: East Forest Park
Monday January 26, 2015 Go To Top
elect_computer3 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Computer Clinic: Focus on Word Processing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Computer Clinic, Focus on Word Processing: Do you have a question about using a computer whether it be email, word processing, or something you saw on the web? Drop by the East Forest Park Branch Library and let Linda help you. The workshop begins with a twenty-minute overview of word processing, and then is opened to questions and free exploration. Beginners and experienced computer users are welcomed.

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

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

    Location: Forest Park
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room. This week we will partner with youth workers from the Gandara Center to create art works expressing teens' concerns about substance abuse in our community. All welcome to participate!

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
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Tuesday January 27, 2015 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Libraries CLOSED Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All Springfield City Library locations will be closed today due to the storm.

    Location: All Library Locations
Wednesday January 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 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_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Story Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m., January 7 - February 25, ages 1-4.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM LEGO Club at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGOs!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Pajama Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   kmcguirl@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday January 29, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres Branch   413-263-6858   
   

Come enjoy some stories, songs, and rhymes.  Recommended for ages 3-5.  Please preregister by calling the branch at 413-263-6858.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Minecraft Club 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
   

Join us at the Indian Orchard Branch Library for our weekly Minecraft Club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

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

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

    Location: Mason Square
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Feel Good Thursdays Film Series at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Banish the winter blues! Join us at the Mason Square Branch for a three-part series of feel-good films.

This week we'll be showing Good Deeds, rated PG13.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday January 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  3:30 PM Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cheryl Lilley   413-787-7039   
   

Springfield Public Schools workshop. Not library sponsored.

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

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
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 January 31, 2015 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LEGO Club at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Build and create using LEGO bricks with your friends and family at the Forest Park Branch Library.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  3:00 PM NACA Purchase Program Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris Lee   413-788-6220, x1499   clee@naca.com
   

Free Homebuyer Workshop sponsored by NACA.

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

Are you a teen or tween who likes to read fiction? Join other reading fans once a month to discuss your favorite books. The book for January is Z-Rex by Stephen Cole. 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 Z-Rex: From Santa Fe, New Mexico, to Edinburgh, Scotland, thirteen-year-old Adam Adlar must elude police while being hunted by a dinosaur come-to-life from a virtual reality game invented by his father, who has gone missing.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_legoguy 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM LEGO Library Club at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGOs! This program for children ages 5 -12 would enhance social interaction skills and creativity. Children's creations will be displayed afterwords. No registration required.

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

Minecraft players of all skill levels are welcome to bring their own laptops, or are welcome to use one of the library’s 6 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, pre-registered literary artists (18+) will share a seven-minute reading of their writing from ANY genre. The public (18+) is invited to come listen. Books and other literary materials will be available for sale and for autographs.

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday February 2, 2015 -  Thursday February 26, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_MLK_face.GIF Brightwood Gallery: Artwork by Gina Beavers and Earskin Sloan Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

In celebration of African American History Month the Springfield City Library is showcasing the artworks of two Springfield artists, painter Gina Beavers and photographer Earskin Sloan. Gina’s bold colors and strong images remain powerful while highlighting the subject’s beauty, and Earskin's diverse photography captures excitement, introspection, and community spirit with remarkable balance, clarity, and focus.

The exhibit is on display throughout February at the Brightwood Branch Library, and will move to the Central Library in March.

Artwork of Gina Beavers and Earskin Sloan    
    Location: Brightwood
Monday February 2, 2015 -  Friday February 27, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_MLK_face.GIF Black History Month Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come and visit the library during the month of February during open hours and participate in a scavenger hunt honoring important Black Americans. We'll provide you with a clue sheet and you'll search for the matching answers.

    Location: Brightwood
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Monday February 2, 2015 -  Saturday February 28, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_quill Love Your Library? at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come visit the East Forest Park Branch Library and pick up an entry form for our short writing/coloring contest. Share with us why you love the library and what the library means to you. Ages 4-11.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
lib_book_quill Love Your LIbrary? at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come visit the Indian Orchard Branch Library and pick up an entry form for our short writing/coloring contest. Share with us why you love the library and what the library means to you. Ages 4-11.

 

    Location: Indian Orchard
Monday February 2, 2015 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

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

    Location: Forest Park
 
nat_lightning2 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Light Painting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Would you like to make your own fireworks! Create beautiful designs in the dark with flashlights, rope lighting, and light-up toys, and then learn to photograph them with the app LongExpo! This program is for teens and tweens.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM LEGO Club at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGOs!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required. 

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Smaller Cities / Greener Futures Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Priscilla Novitt   413-369-4044, ext. 7   novitt@csid.edu
   

Public lecture by Greg Watson, former Commissioner of Agriculture for the state of Massachussetts, sponsored by the Conway School of Landscape Design. 

Commissioner Watson served as Agriculture Commissioner for Governors Patrick, Dukakis and Weld. His major accomplishments included the promulgation of innovative groundwater protection regulations designed to prevent contamination of aquifer recharge areas; outreach program to farmers to adopt integrated pest management techniques; working to make Massachusetts the first state to establish a dairy pricing system; and clarification of acceptable agriculture practices under the Wetlands Protection Act.

Most recently, Commissioner Watson was engaged as the Senior Advisor for Clean Energy Technology within the Executive Office of Environmental Affairs. He was on loan from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center – the agency that administers the Commonwealth's Renewable Energy Trust. Commissioner Watson serves on the boards of the U.S. Offshore Wind Collaborative, the Buckminster Fuller Institute, and Ocean Arks International. 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday February 3, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Forest Park Monthly Matinee: 42 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us in the community room for a screening of the film 42.

Jackie Robinson's story is told in this biopic from writer/director Brian Helgeland. Robinson paved a new road for minorities by being the first African American to play in Major League Baseball since the racial barrier was put in place in the late 1800s. Rated PG-13.

Refreshments will be served.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
elect_computer3 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Hi!Tech: Getting Started with Computers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Brightwood Branch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood Branch Library   413-263-6805   
   

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

    Location: Brightwood
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Anime and Manga Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

A monthly fun, casual, drop-in time that allows teens and tweens who are are Anime/Manga enthusiasts to meet others who share the same passion for discussions, activities and games, to draw, create their own art, and plan programs. So join us! Snacks served. Meetings held the first Tuesday of the month.

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
holiday_MLK_face.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Brightwood Gallery Opening Reception Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

In celebration of African American History Month the Springfield City Library is showcasing the art works of two Springfield artists, painter Gina Beavers and photographer Earskin Sloan. Enjoy meeting the artists, viewing their works, and celebrating local African American culture in this public reception.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. Snow date is Tuesday, February 10.

Artwork of Gina Beavers and Earskin Sloan    
    Location: Brightwood
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Celebration of Hair Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Migyon Forbes   413-433-2291   trubymi@gmail.com
   

International Women's Day Celebration sponsored program.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday February 4, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime at Mason Square Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

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

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

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

 

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

Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m., January 7 - February 25, ages 1-4.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
holiday_heart2 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Happy Hearts Party Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Roses are red and violets are blue, come join the library where a party awaits you.  We will be hosting a Happy Hearts Party for ages 5 - 11. Drop in and play some Valentine Bingo, and a special Mad Libs game. Sweet refreshments will be served.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM LEGO Club at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGOs!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required.

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

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

Library Commissioners    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Pajama Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   kmcguirl@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_bookshelf 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM New Words from Old Books: Blackout Poetry for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join other teens and tweens in creating poetry from pages of recycled books. Use markers to cover up the words you don’t want, letting your newly created poem stand out. You can also draw on the book pages: let your imagination run wild! All supplies will be provided. For ages 11-19.

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teaching Strategies GOLD Cohort Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marcela M. Simpson   413-336-3255   marcelamsimpson@gmail.com
   

Preschool Enrichment Team Technical Assistance. Not library sponosred.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
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Thursday February 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luis Manzi   413-747-0090, x201   lmanzi@newnorthcc.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres Branch   413-263-6858   
   

Come enjoy some stories, songs, and rhymes.  Recommended for ages 3-5.  Please preregister by calling the branch at 413-263-6858.

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

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Artist’s Way: a workshop series for developing writers and artists Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   rduprey@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

The Artist's Way Workshops    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM National African American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Will Naylor   413-747-5755   
   

HIV/AIDS awareness activity sponsored by the New North Citizens Council., Inc.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Minecraft Club 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
   

Join us at the Indian Orchard Branch Library for our weekly Minecraft Club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
nat_snowman 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Artsy Winter Thursday Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   kshugrue@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Painting with Q-Tips! Paint fanciful snowman with a ! Using q-tips as our brushes we’ll create “Seurat” like snowmen and winter scenes. You’ll make an impression with this artwork :) Fun for all ages.

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

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

    Location: Mason Square
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Union Membership Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brooks Ballenger   413-534-7600   brooks@uaw2322.org
   

UAW 2322 union membership meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Feel Good Thursdays Film Series at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Banish the winter blues! Join us at the Mason Square Branch for a three-part series of feel-good films.

This week we'll be showing Think Like A Man, rated PG13.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday February 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
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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 February 7, 2015 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LEGO Club at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Build and create using LEGO bricks with your friends and family at the Forest Park Branch Library.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
ent_microphone1 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Authors in the Orchard: Celebrating African American History Month Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Authors in the Orchard is celebrating African American History Month by showcasing the talents of local African American authors.  Featured writers for this week include Jacqueline Williams-Hines, author of The Adventures of Suther Joshua from Planet Yethican, and Albert Garner, author of The Adventures of Dimi. Stop by and see what they have for you!

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday February 9, 2015 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

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

    Location: Forest Park
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Cosplay Party for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Anime and comics fans -- join us at our Cosplay Party. Dress as your favorite character or create your own character. We'll have prizes for the best costumes, play games on the Wii (bring a game to share if you like) and make some party snacks. Online registration is suggested but not required.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 28 spaces available.
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM LEGO Club at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGOs!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required. 

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday February 10, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
lib_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 Good Lord Bird by James McBride (2013) fiction.

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

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

    Location: Brightwood
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holiday_MLK_face.GIF 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM The Rewards of Freedom: A Craft for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrate Black History Month! Here’s your chance to add your own art work to the Rewards of Freedom exhibit!  Draw inspiration from the exhibit, which features photos from the book, The Struggle for Freedom: The History of African Americans in Western Massachusetts to create a collage that represents what freedom means to you. All completed projects will be displayed in the library!

All materials will be provided. Preregistration is appreciated, but not required. Sign up online or call the branch. This program is for teens and tweens.

Rewards of Freedom Exhibit    
    Location: Brightwood
 
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!

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

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday February 11, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m., January 7 - February 25, ages 1-4.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM School Nursing Updates Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michele Foley   413-787-7643   foleymi@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Springfield Public Schools Nursing Department extended day. Not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
holiday_MLK_face.GIF 4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Rewards of Freedom: A Craft for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrate Black History Month! Here’s your chance to add your own art work to the Rewards of Freedom exhibit!  Draw inspiration from the exhibit, which features photos from the book, The Struggle for Freedom: The History of African Americans in Western Massachusetts to create a collage that represents what freedom means to you. All completed projects will be displayed in the library!

All materials will be provided. Preregistration is appreciated, but not required. Sign up online or call the branch. This program is for teens and tweens.

Rewards of Freedom Exhibit    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM LEGO Club at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGOs!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
ent_masks_color 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Children's Mardi Gras Party Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join in the fun! Mardi Gras-themed food and crafts for kids.

    Location: East Springfield
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holiday_heart2 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Crazy Hearts : Make a Heart Pendant Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Calling all adult creative crafters!  To celebrate Valentine's Day we will design a heart shaped pin with beads, wire, and other decorative items. East Forest Park's Delphine, an accomplished jewelry artist,  will show you how to create a beautiful piece to wear or give as a gift.

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM GOLD Cohort Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cindy Hutcheson   413-374-6331   chutcheson@valleyopp.com
   

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

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Thursday February 12, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres Branch   413-263-6858   
   

Come enjoy some stories, songs, and rhymes.  Recommended for ages 3-5.  Please preregister by calling the branch at 413-263-6858.

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

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Artist’s Way: a workshop series for developing writers and artists Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   rduprey@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

The Artist's Way Workshops    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
holiday_MLK_face.GIF 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM The Rewards of Freedom: A Craft for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6846   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrate Black History Month! Here’s your chance to add your own art work to the Rewards of Freedom exhibit!  Draw inspiration from the exhibit, which features photos from the book, The Struggle for Freedom: The History of African Americans in Western Massachusetts to create a collage that represents what freedom means to you. All completed projects will be displayed in the library!

All materials will be provided. Preregistration is appreciated, but not required. Sign up online or call the branch. This program is for teens and tweens.

Rewards of Freedom Exhibit    
    Location: Mason Square
 
lib_book3 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Magic Tree House Book Club at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join Jack and Annie on their adventures, and enjoy crafts and activities based on each month’s book.  The Magic Tree House series, written by Mary Pope Osborne, has fun and educational themes for Level 2 readers.  We will start with the first book in the series, Dinosaurs Before Dark.  We will explore the world of dinosaurs by discussing this book, looking at other dinosaur books, and doing related hands-on activities. Preregister by calling the branch.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
holiday_MLK_face.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM The Rewards of Freedom: A Craft for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Here’s your chance to add your own art work to the Rewards of Freedom exhibit!  Draw inspiration from the exhibit, which features photos from the book, The Struggle for Freedom: The History of African Americans in Western Massachusetts to create a collage that represents what freedom means to you. All completed projects will be displayed in the library!

All materials will be provided. Preregistration is appreciated, but not required. Sign up online or call the branch. This program is for teens and tweens.

Rewards of Freedom Exhibit    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Minecraft Club 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
   

Join us at the Indian Orchard Branch Library for our weekly Minecraft Club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
holiday_heart2 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Valentine Mail Bag Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   kshugrue@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come join us on a cozy Thursday afternoon to create a fancy Valentine for someone special! You may even play postman and “mail” it to another patron if they are present at our “Mason Square Post Office.”

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

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

    Location: Mason Square
 
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 February 13, 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
 
holiday_ghost 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM It’s Your Lucky Day! Friday the 13th Scavenger Hunt and Crafts Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Try your hand making Fortune Tellers, Mis-Fortune Cookies and finding our 13 object scavenger hunt. If you’re lucky you might win a prize!

    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
 
holiday_ghost 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM It’s Your Lucky Day! Friday the 13th Scavenger Hunt and Crafts Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Are you lucky? Try your hand making Fortune Tellers and finding our 13 object scavenger hunt. 

If you’re lucky you might win a prize!

    Location: Forest Park
 
holiday_ghost 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM It’s Your Lucky Day! Friday the 13th Scavenger Hunt and Crafts Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

Are you lucky? Try your hand making Fortune Tellers, Mis-Fortune Cookies and finding our 13 object scavenger hunt. If you’re lucky you might win a prize!

All day, just drop in!

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday February 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alice Maltbie   518-463-6582   alicemaltbie@yahoo.com
   

Meeting to study techniques and video tape.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Dads and Kids Book Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Help your children develop a love of reading by joining the Dads & Kids Book Club!  Designed for preschool children ages 2.9 years —5 years old (siblings welcome) the Dads & Kids Book Club will provide opportunities for fathers/father-figures to help their children  develop a love of reading.  Once a month, children will be introduced to books with a storytime, an arts & craft activity, a snack, and time for dads to meet other dads.  For more information please call Jeff at 413-263-6853 or Ted at 413-263-6828, ext. 201. Offered in collaboration with Home City Families and the HCS Head Start Dads Make a Difference Committee.

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
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 February is A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. 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 A Monster Calls: Thirteen-year-old Conor awakens one night to find a monster outside his bedroom window, but not the one from the recurring nightmare when his mother became ill--an ancient, wild creature that wants him to face the truth about loss.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_legoguy 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LEGO Club at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Build and create using LEGO bricks with your friends and family at the Forest Park Branch Library.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
ent_microphone1 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Authors in the Orchard: Celebrating African American History Month Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Authors in the Orchard is celebrating African American History Month by showcasing the talents of local African Amercian authors.  Featured writers for this week include Lucy Lewis, author of  I Am: Renewal from Within the Garden, and Eric Durham, author of the newly published Giving Up The Game: Revealing the Games That Men Play. Stop by and see what they have for you!

Local Authors    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Islam in the African American Experience Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maryam A. Sullivan   413-244-5764   msulli80@hotmail.com
   

Covered Girls Collective Black History Month program. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
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rec_legoguy 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM LEGO Library Club at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let your imagination run wild with this free style LEGO Club. Children ages 5-12 are encouraged to build with our enormous LEGO collection. This program enhances social interaction skills and creativity. All children's creations will be displayed at our library.

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

Minecraft players of all skill levels are welcome to bring their own laptops, or are welcome to use one of the library’s 6 computers to build, play, and create. For ages 10 and up.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday February 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag Presidents' 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 Presidents' Day.

 

    Location: All Library Locations
Tuesday February 17, 2015 -  Friday February 20, 2015 Go To Top
nat_snowman Puffy the Snowman at Brightwood Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood Branch Library   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Is your family looking for something fun to do during school vacation week?  Come to the Brightwood Branch and make Puffy the Snowman- a Snowman that will never melt and will be your forever friend no matter what the weather is! Drop in throughout the week.

    Location: Brightwood
Tuesday February 17, 2015 -  Saturday February 21, 2015 Go To Top
nat_snowman Puffy the Snowman at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Families looking for something fun to do during school vacation week?  Come make Puffy the Snowman, a Snowman that will never melt and will be your forever friend no matter what the weather is. Drop in throughout the week.

    Location: East Forest Park
Tuesday February 17, 2015 -  Sunday February 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Scavenger Hunt at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Grab a clue sheet, search the room for the answers, bring your sheet to the desk, and claim your prize!  Ages 5-12. During all open hours.

    Location: Central Library Children's Room
Tuesday February 17, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
lib_book3 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch Bunch Book Club at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Enjoy a simple lunch while listening to I Survived: The Shark Attacks of 1916 by Lauren Tarshis. Registration is required for up to 15 participants, ages 5 - 12 years old. Please call the branch.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
lib_book3 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Upcycle Journals for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

In this workshop participants will have the opportunity to create their own one of a kind journal using upcycled material such as discarded book jackets, magazines and cardboard cereal boxes. We will also discuss the different uses and types of journals. This workshop is intended for third grade and up. Registration suggested, but not required.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
anim_bee.GIF 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Get Wild in the Library: Teaching Creatures Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Learn all about incredible animal defense with this live animal program featuring a hedgehog, milk snake, and much more! Sure to inspire curiosity and wonder, while teaching respect for all living creatures and the Earth we share.

Program presenter requests an audience of no more than 30 children, so arrive early to reserve your spot.

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

Drop in between 3 and 5 p.m. on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 9 and up.

    Location: Brightwood
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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 for Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@gmail.com
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
anim_bee.GIF 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Get Wild in the Library: Teaching Creatures Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   
   

Learn all about incredible animal defense with this live animal program featuring a hedgehog, milk snake, and much more! Sure to inspire curiosity and wonder, while teaching respect for all living creatures and the Earth we share.

Program presenter requests an audience of no more than 30 children, so arrive early to reserve your spot.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Springfield Falcons Booster Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Patricia Devine   413-593-3816   
   

Monthly meeting. Not Library sponsored.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday February 18, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime at Mason Square Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
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 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Computer Clinic: Focus on Email Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Grodofsky   413-263-68   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you have a question about using a computer but do not know whom to ask? Drop by the East Forest Park Branch Library and let Linda help you. This workshop begins with a twenty-minute overview of email, and then is opened to questions and free exploration. Beginners and experienced computer users are welcomed.

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
lib_book3 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch Bunch Book Club at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Enjoy a simple lunch while listening to I Survived: The Shark Attacks of 1916 by Lauren Tarshis. Registration is required for up to 15 participants, ages 5 - 12 years old. Please call the branch.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Story Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m., January 7 - February 25, ages 1-4.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Newspaper Writing for Homeschoolers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Stefaniak   413-265-9014   jenabeejo@yahoo.com
   

Western Mass Homeschoolers newspaper writing class. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
ent_masks_color 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Improv Comedy Workshop for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The Phantom Sheep Comedy troupe will entertain teens and tweens with their own improv and sketch comedy, then bring everyone into the action by helping teens learn to create their own comedy. There will be a few warm-up exercises followed by games that are as much fun to play as they are to watch, all in a very encouraging environment. Students will get a chance to shine as they work alongside and “on stage” with the troupe member-instructors themselves. 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 25 spaces available.
 
anim_beaver 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Get Wild in the Library: Animal Adventures Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Make some new animal friends over the course of a one-hour session. Meet eight to ten animals, hear interesting stories and information about them, and get up close and personal. A fun and unique learning experience to be enjoyed by all!

Program presenter requests an audience of no more than 30 children, so arrive early to reserve your spot.

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

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

    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM LEGO Club at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGOs!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Learning Center Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Melissa Renaud   413-747-3757   
   

Playful Minds staff development meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Pajama Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   kmcguirl@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: East Springfield
 
anim_beaver 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Get Wild in the Library: Animal Adventures Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

Make some new animal friends over the course of a one-hour session. Meet eight to ten animals, hear interesting stories and information about them, and get up close and personal. A fun and unique learning experience to be enjoyed by all!

Program presenter requests an audience of no more than 30 children, so arrive early to reserve your spot.

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday February 19, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres Branch   413-263-6858   
   

Come enjoy some stories, songs, and rhymes.  Recommended for ages 3-5.  Please preregister by calling the branch at 413-263-6858.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
lib_book3 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch Bunch Book Club at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Enjoy a simple lunch while listening to I Survived: The Shark Attacks of 1916 by Lauren Tarshis. Registration is required for up to 15 participants, ages 5 - 12 years old. Please call the branch.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
elect_computer3 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM HiTech: Introduction to Word Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Learn word processing basics in this hands-on workshop. Standard features like italics, bold, font, and pitch size will be covered as well as more complicated features such as copy and paste, etc. Experience with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle.  Led by Chris.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Artist’s Way: a workshop series for developing writers and artists Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   rduprey@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

The Artist's Way Workshops    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
anim_beaver 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Get Wild in the Library: Curious Creatures Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Get up close and personal with a dynamic, educational live animal program designed to be fun and interesting with an emphasis on teaching respect and appreciation for all animals.

Program presenter requests an audience of no more than 30 children, so arrive eary to reserve your spot.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
rec_dance1 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Stadium of Dance Group Performance Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Back by popular demand, The Stadium of Dance Group will entertain teens and tweens with their creative and award-winning dance skills.  This dance group, well-known in our area for winning awards, will bring about ten students from their dance family to perform in three of our branch library locations during February School Vacation Week in celebration of Black History Month. They will perform different styles of dance routines including Afro, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Salsa, Tap, and Tumbling. They will invite the audience to come up and dance with the group by teaching them some of the group's easy dance techniques. Come and enjoy the experience!

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Minecraft Club 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
   

Join us at the Indian Orchard Branch Library for our weekly Minecraft Club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

    Location: Indian Orchard
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anim_beaver 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Get Wild in the Library: Curious Creatures Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

Get up close and personal with a dynamic, educational live animal program designed to be fun and interesting with an emphasis on teaching respect and appreciation for all animals.

Program presenter requests an audience of no more than 30 children, so arrive eary to reserve your spot.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
z_cust_sheeptacular 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Welcome the Year of the Sheep! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   kshugrue@springfieldlibrary.org
   

To recognize the Chinese New Year we will be making simple paper Chinese lanterns identifying the Year of the Sheep, with a fortune cookie to enjoy.

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

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

    Location: Mason Square
 
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 February 20, 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
 
anim_beaver 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Get Wild in the Library: Curious Creatures Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6805   
   

Get up close and personal with a dynamic, educational live animal program designed to be fun and interesting with an emphasis on teaching respect and appreciation for all animals.

Program presenter requests an audience of no more than 30 children, so arrive eary to reserve your spot.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_dance1 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Stadium of Dance Group Performance Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Back by popular demand, The Stadium of Dance Group will entertain teens and tweens with their creative and award-winning dance skills.  This dance group, well-known in our area for winning awards, will bring about 10 students from their dance family to perform in three of our branch library locations during February School Vacation Week in celebration of Black History Month. They will perform different styles of dance routines including Afro, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Salsa, Tap, and Tumbling. They will invite the audience to come up and dance with the group by teaching them some of the group's easy dance techniques. Come and enjoy the experience.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
holiday_MLK_face.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Make an African Print Photo Frame Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrate Black History Month by using decoupage and African print fabrics to make your own photo frame. This is a free family program. All supplies will be provided. 
 
 

    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 February 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  2:30 PM PCA Workshop- CPR Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linnea Rego   617-284-1216   linnea.rego@1199funds.org
   

PCA Workshop Series sponsored by 1199 SEIU.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LEGO Club at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Build and create using LEGO bricks with your friends and family at the Forest Park Branch Library.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
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ent_microphone1 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Authors in the Orchard: Celebrating African American History Month Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Authors in the Orchard is celebrating African American History Month by showcasing the talents of local African American authors.  Featured writers for this week include novelist Maryam Sullivan, author of The Size of a Mustard Seed  and  Oliver Akamnonu, author of Suppers of Many Dishes and many others. Stop by and see what they have for you!

Local Authors    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_scissors&glue 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Upcycled Art 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
   

Make beautiful art out of found objects. For youth ages 11 and up. Supplies are limited so come in early. Preregistration is encouraged, but not necessary; please call the branch.

February 21 -  Fun with Duct Tape: Duct tape bowties and wallets.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday February 22, 2015 Go To Top
ent_note 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rotunda Rhythms: Rising Tide Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Relive the folk-rock hits from the 1960's & 1970's with Rising Tide. The quartet's blend of singing, guitar and percussion with a twist of violin make for an exciting sound covering the top hits of the Eagles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and more. Rising Tide is Brad Alm, Jacques Hooten, Steve Saunders, and Ann-Marie Messbauer.

Rotunda Rhythms Concerts    
    Location: Central Library Rotunda
Monday February 23, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Early Literacy Coalition meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Forest Park
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM LEGO Club at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGOs!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required. 

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:15 PM  -  8:00 PM ASQ Updates Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joanna Doyle   781-879-2926   jdoyle@clarendonees.org
   

Clarendon Early Education Services, Inc. training. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday February 24, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
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 Among School Children by Tracy Kidder. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday February 25, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m., January 7 - February 25, ages 1-4.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
nat_summertime 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Nautical Nonsense: A Spongebob Squarepants Celebration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the Central Library to celebrate Spongebob, Patrick, and all your friends from Bikini Bottom! We’ll make our very own Spongebobs, play games, and enjoy a snack. Ages 5-10.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Newspaper Writing for Homeschoolers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Stefaniak   413-265-9014   jenabeejo@yahoo.com
   

Western Mass Homeschoolers newspaper writing class. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
elect_video_camera2 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM School's Out! Snacks and Games for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

No school today! Join us at the library to prepare some tasty snacks and play some games on the Wii.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 25 spaces available.
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM LEGO Club at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGOs!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Pajama Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   kmcguirl@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday February 26, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres Branch   413-263-6858   
   

Come enjoy some stories, songs, and rhymes.  Recommended for ages 3-5.  Please preregister by calling the branch at 413-263-6858.

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

Excel can help manage household and small business budgets and with creating address books, membership lists, and much more. This class covers 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 9 spaces available.
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Artist’s Way: a workshop series for developing writers and artists Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   rduprey@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

The Artist's Way Workshops    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
office_meeting1 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Circle in the Square at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

The Circle in the Square program has been meeting every fourth Thursday from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm for over three years. Most participants currently live 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
 
office_meeting1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Advisory Group at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Minecraft Club 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
   

Join us at the Indian Orchard Branch Library for our weekly Minecraft Club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

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

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

    Location: Mason Square
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Slavery by Another Name Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rashad Fardan   413-531-3513   
   

Black History Month video presentation plus moderator sponsored by the Al-Baqi Islamic Center.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday February 27, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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


 

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
 
lib_book3 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Feed Your Hungry Mind Teen Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The awards have been handed out. Share YOUR award winners (the BEST), and the worst (the DUDS). Feed your body with yummy snacks and your mind with a fun book discussion and a raffle for door prizes. We’ll have copies of the award winners to share. Open to tweens and teens ages 12+. Space is limited, please preregister by calling the branch.

    Location: Indian Orchard
Saturday February 28, 2015 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LEGO Club at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Build and create using LEGO bricks with your friends and family at the Forest Park Branch Library.

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

Are you a teen or tween who likes to read fiction? Join other reading fans once a month to discuss your favorite books. The book for February is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. 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 Book Thief: Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_legoguy 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM LEGO Library Club at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Come join the East Forest Park Branch Library on Saturday 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Let your imagination run wild with this free style LEGO Club. Children ages 5-12 are encouraged to build with our enormous LEGO collection. This program enhances social interaction skills and creativity. All children's creations will be displayed at our library.

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

Minecraft players of all skill levels are welcome to bring their own laptops, or are welcome to use one of the library’s 6 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, pre-registered literary artists (18+) will share a seven-minute reading of their writing from ANY genre. The public (18+) is invited to come listen. Books and other literary materials will be available for sale and for autographs.

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday March 2, 2015 -  Thursday March 26, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_MLK_face.GIF Rotunda Gallery: Artwork by Gina Beavers and Earskin Sloan Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   
   

In celebration of African-American History Month the Springfield City Library is showcasing the artworks of two Springfield artists, painter Gina Beavers and photographer Earskin Sloan. Gina’s bold colors and strong images remain powerful while highlighting the subject’s beauty, and Earskin's diverse photography captures excitement, introspection, and community spirit with remarkable balance, clarity, and focus.

The exhibit is on display throughout the month of March in the Rotunda at the Central Library.

Artwork of Gina Beavers and Earskin Sloan    
    Location: Central Library Rotunda
Monday March 2, 2015 -  Tuesday March 31, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading Citywide Seussabration! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Seussabration!

Daily, March 2 – March 31, during open hours, all library branches

Former Springfield resident Betty MacLeod created a wonderful Dr. Seuss quilt and donated it to the Library for a special raffle!  A lucky Springfield reader will be the recipient—could it be you?

This month, any child who reads a Dr. Seuss book in any Springfield City Library, or who checks out a Dr. Seuss book to take home, will receive a raffle ticket.  It is okay to enter more than once!  The winner will be drawn on Monday, April 6, 2015.  For Springfield readers aged birth through age 12. 

    Location: All Library Locations
Monday March 2, 2015 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard LEGO Questers for Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@gmail.com
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  7:30 PM PCA Workshop - Alzheimer's Dementia Care Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linnea Rego   617-284-1216   linnea.rego@1199funds.org
   

PCA Workshop Series sponsored by 1199 SEIU.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM LEGO Club at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGOs!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required. 

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday March 3, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
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rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Brightwood Branch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood Branch Library   413-263-6805   
   

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

    Location: Brightwood
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Anime and Manga Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

A monthly fun, casual, drop-in time that allows teens and tweens who are are Anime/Manga enthusiasts to meet others who share the same passion for discussions, activities and games, to draw, create their own art, and plan programs. So join us! Snacks served. Meetings held the first Tuesday of the month.

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday March 4, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime at Mason Square Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Newspaper Writing for Homeschoolers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Stefaniak   413-265-9014   jenabeejo@yahoo.com
   

Western Mass Homeschoolers newspaper writing class. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM LEGO Club at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGOs!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required.

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

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

Library Commissioners    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Pajama Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   kmcguirl@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Preschool Enrichment Team Technical Assistance. Not library sponosred.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Thursday March 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luis Manzi   413-747-0090, x201   lmanzi@newnorthcc.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
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misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Engaging Youth in Public Health Advocacy. You Can Do It! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Aleya Martin   617-279-2228   amartin@hria.org
   

Description: In this training participants will have the opportunity to learn about the youth engagement  and youth development  as it relates to coalition building and advocacy. We will explore strategies for recruitment, engagement, and sustainability, particularly focusing on advocacy and policy change issues. The workshop will be interactive and engaging, and address specific challenges of the participants. Learning Objectives: By the end of the training, participants will be able to

  • Understand the youth development approach and why youth engagement improves program outcomes
  • Identify tips for building relationships for working  with youth and supporting youth
  • Explore strategies to increase youth-adult collaboration, particularly in the advocacy and policy change arena
  • Identify barriers and solutions for next steps

Trainer: Lauri Jo Wallace, Director of Training and Capacity Building, HRiA. Sponsored by Health Resources in Action/Community Health Training Institute.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres Branch   413-263-6858   
   

Come enjoy some stories, songs, and rhymes.  Recommended for ages 3-5.  Please preregister by calling the branch at 413-263-6858.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Artist’s Way: a workshop series for developing writers and artists Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   rduprey@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Minecraft Club 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
   

Join us at the Indian Orchard Branch Library for our weekly Minecraft Club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

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

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

    Location: Mason Square
Friday March 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  3:30 PM Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cheryl Lilley   413-787-7039   
   

Springfield Public Schools workshop. Not library sponsored.

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday March 7, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Dr. Seuss's Birthday 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   
   

Celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday by making a special Seuss-themed craft!  Ages 3-12. During open hours.

    Location: Central Library Children's Room
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM PCA Workshop - Body Mechanics Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linnea Rego   617-284-1216   linnea.rego@1199funds.org
   

PCA Workshop Series sponsored by 1199 SEIU.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LEGO Club at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Build and create using LEGO bricks with your friends and family at the Forest Park Branch Library.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
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rec_legoguy 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM LEGO Library Club at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Every Saturday afternoon, drop in and create something really cool with our enormous selection of LEGOs! This program for children ages 4 -12 would enhance social interaction skills and creativity. Children's creations will be displayed afterwords. No registration required.

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

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

In celebration of Dr. Seuss's birthday, the Cat in the Hat will make a special appearance.  Come meet him and get your photo taken!

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday March 9, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM LEGO Club at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGOs!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required. 

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday March 10, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
lib_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 World We Found: a novel by Thrity Umrigar (2012) fiction. 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM National African American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Will Naylor   413-747-5755   
   

HIV/AIDS awareness activity sponsored by the New North Citizens Council., Inc.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Brightwood
 
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!

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

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday March 11, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Newspaper Writing for Homeschoolers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Stefaniak   413-265-9014   jenabeejo@yahoo.com
   

Western Mass Homeschoolers newspaper writing class. Not library sponsored.

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

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

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM LEGO Club at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGOs!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required.

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

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

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

Monthly all-ages craft night. Come have fun!

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday March 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Engaging Youth in Public Health Advocacy. You Can Do It! SNOW DATE Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Aleya Martin   617-279-2228   amartin@hria.org
   

Description: In this training participants will have the opportunity to learn about the youth engagement  and youth development  as it relates to coalition building and advocacy. We will explore strategies for recruitment, engagement, and sustainability, particularly focusing on advocacy and policy change issues. The workshop will be interactive and engaging, and address specific challenges of the participants. Learning Objectives: By the end of the training, participants will be able to

  • Understand the youth development approach and why youth engagement improves program outcomes
  • Identify tips for building relationships for working  with youth and supporting youth
  • Explore strategies to increase youth-adult collaboration, particularly in the advocacy and policy change arena
  • Identify barriers and solutions for next steps

Trainer: Lauri Jo Wallace, Director of Training and Capacity Building, HRiA. Sponsored by Health Resources in Action/Community Health Training Institute.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres Branch   413-263-6858   
   

Come enjoy some stories, songs, and rhymes.  Recommended for ages 3-5.  Please preregister by calling the branch at 413-263-6858.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Artist’s Way: a workshop series for developing writers and artists Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   rduprey@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron in a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with writing and spoken exercises. The Artist’s Way develops artists by sharpening their artist-spiritual connection, and promises to be a highly personal and exciting journey. Workshops will be led in alteration by Phyllis St. George, Springfield editor, poet, & 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
 
lib_book3 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Magic Tree House Book Club at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join Jack and Annie on their adventures, and enjoy crafts and activities based on each month’s book.  The Magic Tree House series, written by Mary Pope Osborne, has fun and educational themes for Level 2 readers. This month we will be exploring book #43: Leprechaun in Late Winter. Jack and Annie meet an Irish girl and go on a magical adventure that changes the girl's life.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Minecraft Club 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
   

Join us at the Indian Orchard Branch Library for our weekly Minecraft Club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

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

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

    Location: Mason Square
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Join or Start a Community Garden Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Zaida Govan   413-301-2533   
   

Organizing a community garden sponsored by Bay St. Community Garden.

    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 March 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Library Legislative Breakfast Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: John Ramsay   413-263-6828 ext 290   
    Location: Central Library Rotunda
 
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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


 

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday March 14, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Dads and Kids Book Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Help your children develop a love of reading by joining the Dads & Kids Book Club!  Designed for preschool children ages 2.9 years —5 years old (siblings welcome) the Dads & Kids Book Club will provide opportunities for fathers/father-figures to help their children  develop a love of reading.  Once a month, children will be introduced to books with a storytime, an arts & craft activity, a snack, and time for dads to meet other dads.  For more information please call Jeff at 413-263-6853 or Ted at 413-263-6828, ext. 201. Offered in collaboration with Home City Families and the HCS Head Start Dads Make a Difference Committee.

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
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 March is Num8ers by Rachel Ward. 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 Num8ers: Fifteen-year-old Jem knows when she looks at someone the exact date they will die, so she avoids relationships, but when she meets a boy named Spider and they plan a day out together, they become more involved than either of them had planned.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_legoguy 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LEGO Club at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Build and create using LEGO bricks with your friends and family at the Forest Park Branch Library.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
rec_scissors&glue 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Upcycled Art 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
   

Make beautiful art out of found objects. For youth 11 and up. Supplies are limited so come in early. Preregistration is encouraged, but not necessary. Please call the branch to preregister.

March 14 - Decoupage Super Hero boxes.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
ent_filmproj 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Film: The Boxtrolls 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 Boxtrolls!

The Boxtrolls are a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised a human boy named Eggs in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher, comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnie. Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family. Rated PG.

Popcorn will be served!

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
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rec_legoguy 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM LEGO Library Club at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Saturday afternoon, drop in and create something really cool with our enormous selection of LEGOs! This program for children ages 4 -12 would enhance social interaction skills and creativity. Children's creations will be displayed afterwords. No registration required.

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

Minecraft players of all skill levels are welcome to bring their own laptops, or are welcome to use one of the library’s 6 computers to build, play, and create. For ages 10 and up.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday March 16, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM LEGO Club at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGOs!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required. 

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday March 17, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Brightwood Branch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood Branch Library   413-263-6805   
   

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

    Location: Brightwood
 
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 for Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@gmail.com
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday March 18, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime at Mason Square Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

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

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
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misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Newspaper Writing for Homeschoolers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Stefaniak   413-265-9014   jenabeejo@yahoo.com
   

Western Mass Homeschoolers newspaper writing class. Not library sponsored.

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

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM School Nursing Updates Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michele Foley   413-787-7643   foleymi@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Springfield Public Schools Nursing Department extended day. Not a library sponsored event.

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

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

    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM LEGO Club at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGOs!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Pajama Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   kmcguirl@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Silhouette Self Portraits for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you like the idea of creating a portrait of yourself that shows who you really are? Come make an outline of your own silhouette and fill it in with collage materials, drawings, paint, or whatever you like. All supplies will be provided, including an outline of your head in profile. For ages 10-19.

 

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 16 spaces available.
Thursday March 19, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Artist’s Way: a workshop series for developing writers and artists Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   rduprey@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron in a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with writing and spoken exercises. The Artist’s Way develops artists by sharpening their artist-spiritual connection, and promises to be a highly personal and exciting journey. Workshops will be led in alteration by Phyllis St. George, Springfield editor, poet, & 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
 
office_meeting1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Advisory Group at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Minecraft Club 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
   

Join us at the Indian Orchard Branch Library for our weekly Minecraft Club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

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

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

    Location: Mason Square
 
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 March 20, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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


 

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday March 21, 2015 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LEGO Club at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Build and create using LEGO bricks with your friends and family at the Forest Park Branch Library.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
rec_legoguy 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM LEGO Library Club at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Saturday afternoon, drop in and create something really cool with our enormous selection of LEGOs! This program for children ages 4 -12 would enhance social interaction skills and creativity. Children's creations will be displayed afterwords. No registration required.

 

    Location: East Forest Park
 
school_graduate 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Introducing Khan Academy Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join Springfield Public Schools educator Scott Wohlers for a demonstration of Khan Academy. Khan Academy is a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere.  Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge. The program at the Indian Orchard Branch is meant for youth ages 11-18, and will provide teens a chance to register for and work on some of the educational materials at the Academy. Please preregister for this free program. Space is limited to 8 participants.

    Location: Indian Orchard
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

*Five weeks only!  Join us for our usual storytime fun, plus create some extra-special projects made possible by a grant from Home City Families! 

Special guidelines apply for this five-week series:  Adults and children must stay together during the entire program.  Families must be on time in order to participate.  No registration is required, but space is very limited.  Don't miss out!

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday March 22, 2015 Go To Top
ent_note 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rotunda Rhythms: Music from Marengo Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Music from Marengo is a one-man-band performing an intriguing mix of musical selections from American roots, jazz standards, and country ballads. A variety of instruments are showcased including lap steel guitar, clarinet, and mandolin ensuring an interesting and eclectic mix of sound, technique, and musical variety. Good for the entire family, this is a fun and educational program performed by Joel Meginsky, Springfield Symphony Orchestra member and retired Springfield music teacher. Funding provided by the Springfield Cultural Council.

Rotunda Rhythms Concerts    
    Location: Central Library Rotunda
Monday March 23, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  7:30 PM PCA Workshop - Nutrition Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linnea Rego   617-284-1216   linnea.rego@1199funds.org
   

PCA Workshop Series sponsored by 1199 SEIU.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Fun with Junie B. Jones! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Let's spend some time with beloved chapter book character Junie B. Jones!  We'll read about her ups and downs as she navigates the school bus, friends, teachers and much more. Junie B. loves an exciting project, so we'll finish off with an educational game or craft. Participants will also be given a weekly activity packet for home use.  For children in grades K - 4. Parents welcome to attend!

    Location: Central Library Children's Room
Tuesday March 24, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

*Four weeks only!  Join us for our usual movement fun, plus take home some extra special creations and materials made possible by a grant from Hom City Families!  Space is limited.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
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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.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday March 25, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Newspaper Writing for Homeschoolers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Stefaniak   413-265-9014   jenabeejo@yahoo.com
   

Western Mass Homeschoolers newspaper writing class. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Silhouette Self Portraits for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you like the idea of creating a portrait of yourself that shows who you really are? Come make an outline of your own silhouette and fill it in with collage materials, drawings, paint, or whatever you like. All supplies will be provided, including an outline of your head in profile. For ages 10-19.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
        There are 16 spaces available.
 
elect_computer3 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Minecraft at the 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 at the Central Library for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space limited to 10 participants, and registration is required. Ages 8-12. For more information, contact the Children’s Room.

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

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGOs!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required. (Note the new day and end time!)

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Pajama Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   kmcguirl@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mandated Reporting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joanna Doyle   781-275-2433, x622   jdoyle@clarendonees.org
   

Clarendon Early Education and Care Training. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Thursday March 26, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tiny Tots at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for songs, stories, and play!  Especially for families with children aged 3-36 months.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Artist’s Way: a workshop series for developing writers and artists Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   rduprey@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron in a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with writing and spoken exercises. The Artist’s Way develops artists by sharpening their artist-spiritual connection, and promises to be a highly personal and exciting journey. Workshops will be led in alteration by Phyllis St. George, Springfield editor, poet, & 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
 
office_meeting1 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Circle in the Square at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

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

Come share your memories and hopes for the future.

Coffee and doughnuts served.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Minecraft Club 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
   

Join us at the Indian Orchard Branch Library for our weekly Minecraft Club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

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

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

    Location: Mason Square
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies at Mason Square: Divergent 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 to watch Divergent, rated PG13.

In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she's Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it's too late.

Check out a preview of the movie here.

Popcorn served for free!

 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday March 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  4:00 PM UMASS 180 Day Teacher Program Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elizabeth Rustic   413-750-2333x1111   rustice@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Interview day. Not a library sponsored event.

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
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lib_book3 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Feed Your Hungry Mind Teen Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The awards have been handed out. Share YOUR award winners (the BEST), and the worst (the DUDS). Feed your body with yummy snacks and your mind with a fun book discussion and a raffle for door prizes. We’ll have copies of the award winners to share. Open to tweens and teens ages 12+. Space is limited, please preregister by calling the branch.

    Location: Indian Orchard
Saturday March 28, 2015 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LEGO Club at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Build and create using LEGO bricks with your friends and family at the Forest Park Branch Library.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
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 March is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. 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 Hunger Games: Volunteering to take the place of her beloved sister, sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen joins the annual Hunger Games, a competition hosted by the Capitol where young boys and girls are pitted against one another in a televised fight to the death.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
office_pencil 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Author Fair: A Showcase of Local Writers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the Fair to meet local authors and enjoy their works in this showcase of local talent and achievement. Authors will be on hand to discuss their books, their work as published writers, and to sign and sell copies of their books to interested readers. Throughout the afternoon many of the authors will offer short public readings from their recent books too. A wide range of books will be on display for adults, teens, and children to enjoy. Come to the Fair and take stock in the pride of western Massachusetts!

Local Authors    
    Location: Central Library Rotunda
 
rec_legoguy 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM LEGO Library Club at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Saturday afternoon, drop in and create something really cool with our enormous selection of LEGOs! This program for children ages 4 -12 would enhance social interaction skills and creativity. Children's creations will be displayed afterwords. No registration required.

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

Minecraft players of all skill levels are welcome to bring their own laptops, or are welcome to use one of the library’s 6 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, pre-registered literary artists (18+) will share a seven-minute reading of their writing from ANY genre. The public (18+) is invited to come listen. Books and other literary materials will be available for sale and for autographs.

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

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

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

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

*Five weeks only!  Join us for our usual storytime fun, plus create some extra-special projects made possible by a grant from Home City Families! 

Special guidelines apply for this five-week series:  Adults and children must stay together during the entire program.  Families must be on time in order to participate.  No registration is required, but space is very limited.  Don't miss out!

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday March 30, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
 
lib_teddybear_reading 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Fun with Junie B. Jones! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Let's spend some time with beloved chapter book character Junie B. Jones!  We'll read about her ups and downs as she navigates the school bus, friends, teachers and much more. Junie B. loves an exciting project, so we'll finish off with an educational game or craft. Participants will also be given a weekly activity packet for home use.  For children in grades K - 4. Parents welcome to attend!

    Location: Central Library Children's Room
Tuesday March 31, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

*Four weeks only!  Join us for our usual movement fun, plus take home some extra special creations and materials made possible by a grant from Hom City Families!  Space is limited.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday April 1, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime at Mason Square Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
elect_computer3 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Minecraft at the 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 at the Central Library for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space limited to 10 participants, and registration is required. Ages 8-12. For more information, contact the Children’s Room.

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

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGOs!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required. (Note the new day and end time!)

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

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

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

Preschool Enrichment Team Technical Assistance. Not library sponosred.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Thursday April 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luis Manzi   413-747-0090, x201   lmanzi@newnorthcc.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tiny Tots at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for songs, stories, and play!  Especially for families with children aged 3-36 months.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Artist’s Way: a workshop series for developing writers and artists Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   rduprey@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron in a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with writing and spoken exercises. The Artist’s Way develops artists by sharpening their artist-spiritual connection, and promises to be a highly personal and exciting journey. Workshops will be led in alteration by Phyllis St. George, Springfield editor, poet, & 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
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elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Minecraft Club 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
   

Join us at the Indian Orchard Branch Library for our weekly Minecraft Club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

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

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

    Location: Mason Square
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies at Mason Square: Wreck-It Ralph Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: C. Kelley   413-263-6853   
   

Join us at the Mason Square Branch to watch Wreck-It Ralph, rated PG.

A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives.

Check out a preview of the movie here.

Popcorn served for free!

 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday April 3, 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 April 4, 2015 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LEGO Club at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Build and create using LEGO bricks with your friends and family at the Forest Park Branch Library.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
office_pencil 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Ekphrasis: Writing Poetry in Response to Art Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

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

In celebration of National Poetry Month.

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
rec_legoguy 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM LEGO Library Club at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Saturday afternoon, drop in and create something really cool with our enormous selection of LEGOs! This program for children ages 4 -12 would enhance social interaction skills and creativity. Children's creations will be displayed afterwords.

No registration required.

 

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

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

*Five weeks only!  Join us for our usual storytime fun, plus create some extra-special projects made possible by a grant from Home City Families! 

Special guidelines apply for this five-week series:  Adults and children must stay together during the entire program.  Families must be on time in order to participate.  No registration is required, but space is very limited.  Don't miss out!

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday April 5, 2015 Go To Top
relig_easter3 Easter Sunday: Central Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Central Library will be closed in observance of Easter Sunday.

 

    Location: Central Library
Monday April 6, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
 
lib_teddybear_reading 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Fun with Junie B. Jones! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Let's spend some time with beloved chapter book character Junie B. Jones!  We'll read about her ups and downs as she navigates the school bus, friends, teachers and much more. Junie B. loves an exciting project, so we'll finish off with an educational game or craft. Participants will also be given a weekly activity packet for home use.  For children in grades K - 4. Parents welcome to attend!

    Location: Central Library Children's Room
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Tuesday April 7, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

*Four weeks only!  Join us for our usual movement fun, plus take home some extra special creations and materials made possible by a grant from Hom City Families!  Space is limited.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Brightwood
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Anime and Manga Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

A monthly fun, casual, drop-in time that allows teens and tweens who are are Anime/Manga enthusiasts to meet others who share the same passion for discussions, activities and games, to draw, create their own art, and plan programs. So join us! Snacks served. Meetings held the first Tuesday of the month.

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday April 8, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_computer3 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Minecraft at the 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 at the Central Library for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space limited to 10 participants, and registration is required. Ages 8-12. For more information, contact the Children’s Room.

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

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGOs!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required. (Note the new day and end time!)

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Springfield Food Policy Council Film Festival Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Johnetta Baymon   413-263-6800, x6539   johnettab@springfieldpartnersinc.com
   

Not library sponsored.

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

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

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

Monthly all-ages craft night. Come have fun!

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday April 9, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tiny Tots at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for songs, stories, and play!  Especially for families with children aged 3-36 months.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Artist’s Way: a workshop series for developing writers and artists Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   rduprey@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron in a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with writing and spoken exercises. The Artist’s Way develops artists by sharpening their artist-spiritual connection, and promises to be a highly personal and exciting journey. Workshops will be led in alteration by Phyllis St. George, Springfield editor, poet, & 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
 
lib_book3 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Magic Tree House Book Club at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join Jack and Annie on their adventures, and enjoy crafts and activities based on each month’s book.  The Magic Tree House series, written by Mary Pope Osborne, has fun and educational themes for Level 2 readers. 

    Location: East Forest Park
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Minecraft Club 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
   

Join us at the Indian Orchard Branch Library for our weekly Minecraft Club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

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

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

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies at Mason Square: Monsters University Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: C. Kelley   413-263-6853   
   

Join us at the Mason Square Branch to watch Monsters University, rated G.

This movie follows the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University -- when they weren't necessarily the best of friends..

Check out a preview of the movie here.

Popcorn served for free!

 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday April 10, 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 April 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  3:30 PM Strengthening Families - Spanish Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cindy Hutcheson   413-786-0487   chutcheson@valleyopp.com
   

Preschool Enrichment Team training for ECE. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
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lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Dads and Kids Book Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Help your children develop a love of reading by joining the Dads & Kids Book Club!  Designed for preschool children ages 2.9 years —5 years old (siblings welcome) the Dads & Kids Book Club will provide opportunities for fathers/father-figures to help their children  develop a love of reading.  Once a month, children will be introduced to books with a storytime, an arts & craft activity, a snack, and time for dads to meet other dads.  For more information please call Jeff at 413-263-6853 or Ted at 413-263-6828, ext. 201. Offered in collaboration with Home City Families and the HCS Head Start Dads Make a Difference Committee.

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LEGO Club at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Build and create using LEGO bricks with your friends and family at the Forest Park Branch Library.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
rec_legoguy 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM LEGO Library Club at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Saturday afternoon, drop in and create something really cool with our enormous selection of Legos! This program for children ages 4 -12 would enhance social interaction skills and creativity. Children's creations will be displayed afterwords. No registration required.

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

Minecraft players of all skill levels are welcome to bring their own laptops, or are welcome to use one of the library’s 6 computers to build, play, and create. For ages 10 and up.

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

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

*Five weeks only!  Join us for our usual storytime fun, plus create some extra-special projects made possible by a grant from Home City Families! 

Special guidelines apply for this five-week series:  Adults and children must stay together during the entire program.  Families must be on time in order to participate.  No registration is required, but space is very limited.  Don't miss out!

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday April 12, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The ABCs of Publishing Poetry Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

How do I put together a chapbook? Are entering poems into fee-based poetry contests the only way I can get published? How do I learn which markets are best for my poems? If I have enough poems for a full-length book, how do I approach publishers?  In this engaging workshop facilitated by award-winning multilingual poet and Springfield's first Poet Laureate  María Luisa Arroyo, bring all of your questions and a few poems in order to begin or continue your poetry publishing career. [18+]

In celebration of National Poetry Month.

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 20 spaces available.
Monday April 13, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teens    
    Location: Central Library
 
lib_teddybear_reading 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Fun with Junie B. Jones! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Let's spend some time with beloved chapter book character Junie B. Jones!  We'll read about her ups and downs as she navigates the school bus, friends, teachers and much more. Junie B. loves an exciting project, so we'll finish off with an educational game or craft. Participants will also be given a weekly activity packet for home use.  For children in grades K - 4. Parents welcome to attend!

    Location: Central Library Children's Room
Tuesday April 14, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

*Four weeks only!  Join us for our usual movement fun, plus take home some extra special creations and materials made possible by a grant from Hom City Families!  Space is limited.

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

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Noon Hour Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris Kasputis   413-263-6828 ext 442   ckasputis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

This month's selection is Lisette’s List by Susan Vreeland (2014) fiction. 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday April 15, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime at Mason Square Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM School Nursing Updates Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michele Foley   413-787-7643   foleymi@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Springfield Public Schools Nursing Department extended day. Not a library sponsored event.

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

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

    Location: East Springfield
 
elect_computer3 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Minecraft at the 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 at the Central Library for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space limited to 10 participants, and registration is required. Ages 8-12. For more information, contact the Children’s Room.

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

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGOs!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required. (Note the new day and end time!)

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Springfield Food Policy Council Film Festival Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Johnetta Baymon   413-263-6800, x6539   johnettab@springfieldpartnersinc.com
   

Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Thursday April 16, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tiny Tots at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for songs, stories, and play!  Especially for families with children aged 3-36 months.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Artist’s Way: a workshop series for developing writers and artists Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   rduprey@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron in a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with writing and spoken exercises. The Artist’s Way develops artists by sharpening their artist-spiritual connection, and promises to be a highly personal and exciting journey. Workshops will be led in alteration by Phyllis St. George, Springfield editor, poet, & 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
 
office_meeting1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Advisory Group at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Minecraft Club 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
   

Join us at the Indian Orchard Branch Library for our weekly Minecraft Club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

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

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

    Location: Mason Square
 
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 April 17, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends of the Library National Library Week Celebration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Janet Stupak   413-263-6828, x422   jstupak@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Enjoy h'ordeuvres, cocktails and mingling with friends in the glorious Central Library Rotunda.

    Location: Central Library Rotunda
Saturday April 18, 2015 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LEGO Club at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Build and create using LEGO bricks with your friends and family at the Forest Park Branch Library.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
rec_legoguy 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM LEGO Library Club at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Saturday afternoon, drop in and create something really cool with our enormous selection of LEGOs! This program for children ages 4 -12 would enhance social interaction skills and creativity. Children's creations will be displayed afterwords. No registration required.

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

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

*Five weeks only!  Join us for our usual storytime fun, plus create some extra-special projects made possible by a grant from Home City Families! 

Special guidelines apply for this five-week series:  Adults and children must stay together during the entire program.  Families must be on time in order to participate.  No registration is required, but space is very limited.  Don't miss out!

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday April 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag Patriot's 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 Patriot's Day (Massachusetts holiday).

 

    Location: All Library Locations
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Tuesday April 21, 2015 -  Sunday April 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Scavenger Hunt 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 a clue sheet, search the room for the answers, bring the sheet back to the desk, and claim your prize!  Ages 5-12. During all open hours.

    Location: Central Library Children's Room
Tuesday April 21, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Brightwood
 
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!

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

Forest Park    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
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
 
office_dollarsign 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Creating a Basic Budget: And Sticking To It! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join a representative from Hampden Bank to learn how to create—and stick to—a basic budget! This program is for teens and adults. Please preregister for this free program online or by calling the branch.

    Location: Indian Orchard
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard LEGO Questers for Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@gmail.com
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday April 22, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
elect_computer3 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Minecraft at the 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 at the Central Library for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space limited to 10 participants, and registration is required. Ages 8-12. For more information, contact the Children’s Room.

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

Drop in and create with our enormous selection of LEGOs!  Ages 5-12.  No registration required. (Note the new day and end time!)

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Springfield Food Policy Council Film Festival Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Johnetta Baymon   413-263-6800, x6539   johnettab@springfieldpartnersinc.com
   

Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
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lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tiny Tots at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for songs, stories, and play!  Especially for families with children aged 3-36 months.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Artist’s Way: a workshop series for developing writers and artists Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   rduprey@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron in a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with writing and spoken exercises. The Artist’s Way develops artists by sharpening their artist-spiritual connection, and promises to be a highly personal and exciting journey. Workshops will be led in alteration by Phyllis St. George, Springfield editor, poet, & 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
 
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
 
office_money_bills_coins 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Preventing Identity Theft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858