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Monday June 13, 2016 -  Saturday August 27, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book3 Summer Reading Club for Kids and Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Kids: On your mark, get set, READ your way to a wonderful summer. Join the Springfield City Library’s Summer Reading Club for Kids, 4-14 years old. Visit your library branch to get your first reading log or join the library’s new online reading club. Be a winner! Read to earn books and prizes, solve the scavenger hunts, make crafts and attend library programs.  Readers finish first!

Teens: Get in the Game with the Teen Summer Reading Club. This summer, earn book prizes and chances toward raffle prizes for reading books and logging them online. Boost your chances of winning a gift certificate or the grand prize, a tablet, by completing weekly challenges from scavenger hunts and book reviews to attending library programs and visiting museums. Visiting  your library counts as a weekly challenge and earns you more chances in the prize drawing. Teen programs are happening all summer long -- visit your branch library for great reading, learning and fun with friends old and new! Sign up here to start logging your books and completing challenges.

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: All Library Locations
Monday June 13, 2016 -  Wednesday August 31, 2016 Go To Top
office_pencil Blackout Poetry & Art Contest for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Words and form unite to make interesting poetry that will impress all! See the library staff for details. 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
office_pencil Fiction and Poetry Writing Contests for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Submit an original piece of fiction from any genre. Piece should be between 500-2500 words. Or submit an original poem (includes writing in verse). Piece should be up to 500 words.

First place winners will win a gift certificate and second place winners will receive a writing journal. Winners will also receive a certificate of recognition.  All entries will be prominently displayed at the library. All entrants who also submit their work to TeenInk (http://www.teenink.com/submit) may claim a small prize at the Sixteen Acres Information Desk.  Please write name and contact information on back of entry. If piece is submitted to TeenInk, please print off proof of entry in order to receive your prize. Limited to 2 entries per person. Call the branch for more information.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
Monday July 11, 2016 -  Tuesday August 30, 2016 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette Artworks at the Library: The Paintings of Newell Murri and Robert Waleryszak Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Two celebrated Springfield painters, Newell Murri and Robert Waleryszak, are featured this summer in two displays hanging at the Forest Park and Central Libraries.

These programs are provided in part by a grant from the Springfield Cultural Council.

Art & Photography Exhibits    
    Location: Central Library
Monday July 11, 2016 -  Friday September 9, 2016 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette Artworks at the Library: The Paintings of Newell Murri and Robert Waleryszak Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   rpotter@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Two celebrated Springfield painters, Newell Murri and Robert Waleryszak, are featured this summer in two eight-week displays hanging at the Forest Park and Central Libraries.

These programs are provided in part by a grant from the Springfield Cultural Council.

Art & Photography Exhibits    
    Location: Forest Park
Monday August 22, 2016 -  Saturday August 27, 2016 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue Drop-In Craft at all Locations Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Feeling creative? Drop into any Springfield City Library location today and make something fun! 

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: All Library Locations
Monday August 22, 2016 -  Friday September 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 100 Acts Quilt Display Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Please join us in the Mason Square Branch's Community Room for a display of the quilt developed by 100 Acts of Kindness Towards Pregnant Women Campaign, a project by the Springfield Department of Health and Human Services.

What is this quilt?

Between April and August of 2015 Project Baby Springfield talked to almost 1,000 Springfield residents as part of our 100 of Acts of Kindness Towards Pregnant Women campaign.  Each of you wrote down one act of kindness that can support pregnant women, lower stress, and improve birth outcomes.  Some of those messages were made into this quilt!

For More Information

Please visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/safeinfantsleep/ or some of these local organizations: MotherWoman, Square One, WIC, Tapestry Health, Caring Health Center diaper bank. Or check out this video: https://vimeo.com/166700843

The quilt will be on display in the Mason Square Branch's Community Room from Monday, August 22nd to Friday, September 16th.

Art & Photography Exhibits    
    Location: Mason Square
Tuesday August 23, 2016 -  Friday September 23, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookshelf Book Reviews and Recommendations from the Adult Summer Reading Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Looking for a good book to read? Stop by the Brightwood Branch Library during regular library hours and browse a sampling of reviews from the Adult Summer Reading Club! On display are over 40 reviews from club members highlighting some of their favorite books from the summer. If you’re looking for a good novel, thriller, mystery, or other type of popular fiction this is the display for you!

    Location: Brightwood
Friday August 26, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

Locations and Hours    
    Location: Central Library
 
food_salad 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM GoFresh Springfield Mobile Farmer's Market Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield Dept of Elder Affairs   413-787-6785   
   

This is not a library-sponsored event, but members of the public are welcome to visit the GoFresh Springfield Mobile Farmer's Market. It will be parked outside the library from 10 - 11 a.m. on Friday mornings.

The Mobile Farmer's Market accepts payment in the forms of cash, credit/debit, SNAP, WIC and farmer's market coupons.

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Buy Now Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Merkman   413-787-7746   dmerkman@springfieldcityhall.com
   

Informational talk on how to buy a home, sponsored by Buy Springfield Now.

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
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   lgrodofsky@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
 
misc_baby.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM 100 Acts Quilt Reception Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Please join us in the Mason Square Branch's Community Room for a reception celebrating the display of the quilt developed by 100 Acts of Kindness Towards Pregnant Women Campaign, a project by the Springfield Department of Health and Human Services.

What is this quilt?

Between April and August of 2015 Project Baby Springfield talked to almost 1,000 Springfield residents as part of our 100 of Acts of Kindness Towards Pregnant Women campaign.  Each of you wrote down one act of kindness that can support pregnant women, lower stress, and improve birth outcomes.  Some of those messages were made into this quilt!

For More Information

Please visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/safeinfantsleep/ or some of these local organizations: MotherWoman, Square One, WIC, Tapestry Health, Caring Health Center diaper bank. Or check out this video: https://vimeo.com/166700843

The quilt will be on display in the Mason Square Branch's Community Room from Monday, August 22nd to Friday, September 16th.

Light refreshments will be served at the reception.

Art & Photography Exhibits    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Saturday August 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Bible Read Aloud Group for Children Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Claudette Wisdom   413-537-5668   claudettew333@aol.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Discovering African-American Entrepreneurship Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Desiree Stinson   413-930-5312   dsstinson@student.stcc.edu
   

This is not a library-sponsored event. 

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday August 28, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Central Library
Monday August 29, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer3 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Hi!Tech 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
   

Learn the basics of word processing in this hands-on workshop. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Linda.

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Forest Park
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Jewish Family Service Citizenship tutoring Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Radin   413-304-2187   r.radin@jfswm.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday August 31, 2016 Go To Top
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knit One, Read Too Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Male Nurses' Lived Experience With Lateral Violence in the Workplace Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joseph Bouret   508-415-6757   jbouret@comcast.net
   

This is not a library-sponsored event. 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
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: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday September 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM New North Citizens' Council, Inc. Manager's Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luis Manzi   413-747-0090 x201   lmanzi@newnorthcc.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored program.

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

Thursdays, Sept. 1 – Nov. 17, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Mason Square
Friday September 2, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

Locations and Hours    
    Location: Central Library
 
food_salad 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM GoFresh Springfield Mobile Farmer's Market Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield Dept of Elder Affairs   413-787-6785   
   

This is not a library-sponsored event, but members of the public are welcome to visit the GoFresh Springfield Mobile Farmer's Market. It will be parked outside the library from 10 - 11 a.m. on Friday mornings.

The Mobile Farmer's Market accepts payment in the forms of cash, credit/debit, SNAP, WIC and farmer's market coupons.

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

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

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
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Saturday September 3, 2016 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_games 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Back-to-School Bingo Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Enjoy a relaxing visit to the library when you family stops in for a fun game of Bingo.  This program is perfect for families with children in grades K-5, but youth of all ages are welcome. All children will receive prizes!

Bingo and other table games teach letter and number recognition, sequencing, and how to follow directions.  

 

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

Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., ongoing (except September 24), Children’s Program Room. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft.  No registration required.  Siblings welcome! 

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday September 4, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Central Library
Monday September 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_usflag Labor Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

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

    Location: All Library Locations
Tuesday September 6, 2016 -  Thursday September 29, 2016 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 Artworks at the Library: Paintings by Alvilda Sophia Anaya-Alegría Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for an art exhibit featuring the works of  Alvilda Sophia Anaya-Alegría in Art Central on the second floor of the Central Library in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. A reception will be held on Sunday, September 11.

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

Tuesdays, Sept. 6 – Dec. 13, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

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

Tuesdays, Sept. 6 – Nov. 15, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

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

Join your fellow builders in conquering a LEGO building challenge! Best for 5 - 14 year olds.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There is 1 space available.
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Questers of Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 5:15 PM  -  7:30 PM Springfield School Department Clerical Union Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brenda Bates   413-787-7254 ext1100   batesb@springfieldpublicschools.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
elect_computer3 1:30 PM  -  3:00 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. This class will be held in the Read/Write/Now Computer Lab at the Library Express at Pine Point.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Read/Write/Now
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
food_ice cream cone 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Welcome Back Ice Cream and Lawn Games Party! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   MAust-Anastasi@SpringfieldLibrary.org
   

Enjoy a cool snack and lawn games while we welcome you back to the library and school. Will be held on our lawn weather permitting. Familes encouraged. Rain date is September 14th. 

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

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

Library Commissioners    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Thursday September 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_vote.gif 7:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Forest Park: Poll Location for State Primary Election Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

The Forest Park Branch Library will be open as a state primary election polling location from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The library will be open its usual hours.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
misc_vote.gif 7:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Library Express at Pine Point: Poll Location for State Primary Election Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   
   

The Library Express at Pine Point Branch Library will be open as a state primary election polling location from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
misc_vote.gif 7:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Mason Square: Poll Location for State Primary Election Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

The Mason Square Branch Library will be open as a state primary election polling location from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The library will be open its usual hours.

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

Thursdays, Sept. 1 – Nov. 17, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Grant Funding Opportunities from Mass Humanities Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Abbye Meyer   413-584-8440 x102   ameyer@masshumanities.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored program.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM General Information About Health Insurance Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly Kelly   413-730-4842   kelly.kelly@bmchp.org
   

Health insurance can be confusing. A representative from Boston Medical Center Health Net Plan will be at the Indian Orchard Branch Library to answer questions and provide information on how to apply for low cost health insurance.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Benefits Meeting for New North Citizens Council Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karmen Morales   413-746-4885   klmorales@newnorthcc.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event. 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Mason Square
 
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
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM School to Prison Pipeline Planning Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Zaida Govan   413-301-2533   zaida.govan@yahoo.com
   

To be held in the Children's workroom.

Building a movement to end the School to prison pipeline in Springfield and beyond. What do we need to know? Who do we need involved?

What will it take? Our goal is to identify a group of committed individuals  to see this work through. If not you, then who?

 

Not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square
Friday September 9, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

Locations and Hours    
    Location: Central Library
 
food_salad 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM GoFresh Springfield Mobile Farmer's Market Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield Dept of Elder Affairs   413-787-6785   
   

This is not a library-sponsored event, but members of the public are welcome to visit the GoFresh Springfield Mobile Farmer's Market. It will be parked outside the library from 10 - 11 a.m. on Friday mornings.

The Mobile Farmer's Market accepts payment in the forms of cash, credit/debit, SNAP, WIC and farmer's market coupons.

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

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

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

Fridays, Sept. 9 – Oct. 14, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and a craft. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday September 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Springfield Cultural Council 2017 Grant Cycle Information Session Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Waleska Lugo-DeJesus, Vice President   413-231-2323   waleska155@comcast.net
   

Learn about the Springfield Cultural Council's 2017 grant opportunities.

Not a library sponsored program.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
food_teapot.GIF 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Tea and Talk Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for an afternoon of tea and goodies and a brief talk on the history of tea in Europe. This event is in partnership with the Springfield Tea Time Meetup.

    Location: East Springfield
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Buy Now Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Merkman   413-787-7746   dmerkman@springfieldcityhall.com
   

This is not a Library-sponsored program.

Informational talk on how to buy a home, sponsored by Buy Springfield Now.

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

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

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

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

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

This two-hour public reading by literary writers and poets welcomes scheduled readers for the first hour in seven-minute blocks, and is open to impromptu readings during the second hour's open mic. To register for the first hour, please contact María Luisa Arroyo (mlarroyo67@hotmail.com); to register for a 5-minute slot during the open mic, please arrive by 12:45 p.m. and sign up on the day of the event. Every genre is welcomed, and the writings may be original or someone else's. Audience members (18+) are welcomed and do not need to pre-register.  Maria Luisa Arroyo, Springfield’s first Poet Laureate and an award-winning, multilingual poet, leads the program.

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

Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., ongoing (except September 24), Children’s Program Room. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft.  No registration required.  Siblings welcome! 

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Lady Boss WEC Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katerina Kekalo   802-291-1934   ladybossclub@gmail.com
   

Lady Boss Women Entrepreneurial Club is a non-profit organization and community of women entrepreneurs and for women entrepreneurs. It was formed in June 2015 and now consists of over 300 women business owners in New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts. As of today we have eight chapters and are planning to open one in the Springfield area too. We meet once a month in each chapter to share our success stories, network, educate and support each other, as well as to help others to start and grow. Our meetings are always free and open to the public. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Sunday September 11, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_libgraphic 12:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Central Library Open on Sundays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

The Central Library will reopen on Sundays beginning the first week after Labor Day through May 21, 2017.

Locations and Hours    
    Location: Central Library
 
rec_paintpalette02 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Artworks at the Library: Reception for the Artist Alvilda Sophia Anaya-Alegría 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 Hispanic Heritage Month, join the artist as she shares Puerto Rican Pablo Casals Art Exhibit in Honor of His Mother Pilar Úrsula Defilló Amiguet. The exhibit includes three larger paintings including a new work Pablo Casals’ Mother Pilar Úrsula Defilló Amiguet, Mayaguez Puerto Rico. The artworks reference the great cellist Pablo Casals and explore his connection with Puerto Rico and celebrate the spirit of his mother Pilar Úrsula Defilló Amiguet. Performing in the style of Pablo Casals will be cellist Boris Kogan from 2:15-2:45 p.m. Refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Art & Photography Exhibits    
    Location: Central Library
Monday September 12, 2016 -  Saturday September 17, 2016 Go To Top
anim_dog_scottie Secret Life of Pets Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come join the fun and look for the cool pets from the popular movie Secret Life of Pets with a scavenger hunt at the East Forest Park Branch Library. Find all the pets on the clue sheet and receive a small prize. During all open hours.

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

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

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

 

    Location: Indian Orchard
Monday September 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Jewish Family Service Citizenship tutoring Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Radin   413-304-2187   r.radin@jfswm.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

Tuesdays, Sept. 6 – Dec. 13, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

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

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

This month's selection is: Excellent Women by Barbara Pym (1952) fiction.

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

Tuesdays, Sept. 6 – Nov. 15, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Quarterly Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elaine McHugh   617-204-3665   elaine.mchugh@mrc.state.ma.us
   

Mass State Rehabilitation Council quarterly business meeting. Not library sponsored.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Ward Five Democratic Meet Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leon Moultrie   413-626-6661   moultriesr@verizon.net
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday September 14, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_bell 1:00 PM  -  8:00 PM International Dot Day Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The Dot is the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to “make her mark.” What begins with a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage, igniting a journey of self-discovery and sharing, through a book which has gone on to inspire countless children and adults around the globe. Make Your Mark! at the Indian Orchard Branch. For children 3-10. Drop in any time.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
Wednesdays, Sept. 14 – Dec. 14, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome.

Hora de cuentos bilingües en la Biblioteca Brightwood
Los miércoles, del 14 de septiembre al 14 de diciembre, 1:30 a 2:30 p.m., Salón Comunitario.
Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Plazas limitadas a 12 niños con un adulto. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, y los hermanos son bienvenidos.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
elect_computer3 1:30 PM  -  3:00 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. This class will be held in the Read/Write/Now Center at Library Express at Pine Point.

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

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   
   

Wednesdays, Sept. 14 - Nov. 30, 4:15-5:00 p.m. Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-8, siblings welcome.

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
misc_none 5:25 PM  -  7:30 PM Gifted Diva Showcase Auditions Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Latoya Bosworth   413-218-0418   brendaschild@brandaschild.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Craft Night at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday September 15, 2016 -  Saturday October 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_thread Hispanic Textiles on Display Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15, 2016) the East Forest Park Branch Library will present an educational display about textiles produced in Central America by Mayan Indians.  Books and handwoven clothing and wall hangings from the highlands of Mexico and Guatemala will be highlighted.

Art & Photography Exhibits    
    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday September 15, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, Sept. 1 – Nov. 17, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
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lib_book3 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Orchard Reads! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Orchard Reads is a new book discussion group meeting on the third Thursday of each month. Group members select a book per month to read and discuss. Join us and widen your book reading horizons! For more information, contact Peggy at 413-263-6846.

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

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

Writing Workshops    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There is 1 space available.
 
rec_tennis 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tabletop Tennis at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Mason Square
 
misc_none 5:15 PM  -  8:00 PM WalkBike Springfield Meeting and WalkBoston Ped101 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betsy Johnson   413-301-5387   betsy@bgjohnson.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

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

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

Locations and Hours    
    Location: Central Library
 
food_salad 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM GoFresh Springfield Mobile Farmer's Market Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield Dept of Elder Affairs   413-787-6785   
   

This is not a library-sponsored event, but members of the public are welcome to visit the GoFresh Springfield Mobile Farmer's Market. It will be parked outside the library from 10 - 11 a.m. on Friday mornings.

The Mobile Farmer's Market accepts payment in the forms of cash, credit/debit, SNAP, WIC and farmer's market coupons.

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

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

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

Fridays, Sept. 9 – Oct. 14, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and a craft. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM MAVA Orientation Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alison Kinsey   413-475-3879 ext.29   akinsey@gcvs.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored program.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Saturday September 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Adult First Aid/CPR/AED Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Edwin Lara   617-284-1286   EDWIN.LARA@1199FUNDS.ORG
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Doula Information Session Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Glenda Datsko   413-369-6032   cbdispringfield@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored program.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_bookshelf 12:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Local Author Fair 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 and their writing, and to sell and sign copies of their books to interested readers. A wide range of styles will be on display including novels, poetry, nonfiction, children’s books and more. Come to the Local Author Fair and take stock in the pride of western Massachusetts!

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_games 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Back-to-School Bingo Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Enjoy a relaxing visit to the library when you family stops in for a fun game of Bingo.  This program is perfect for families with children in grades K-5, but youth of all ages are welcome. All children will receive prizes!

Bingo and other table games teach letter and number recognition, sequencing, and how to follow directions.  

 

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

Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., ongoing (except September 24), Children’s Program Room. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft.  No registration required.  Siblings welcome! 

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday September 19, 2016 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Fun at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Jewish Family Service Citizenship tutoring Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Radin   413-304-2187   r.radin@jfswm.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Maker Mondays at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., September 19 – November 14, Children’s Program Room.
Explore and construct with a wide variety of found and recycled materials.  What can you build? Siblings welcome.  Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.  Ages 6-12.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday September 20, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, Sept. 6 – Dec. 13, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

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

Tuesdays, Sept. 6 – Nov. 15, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
ent_microphone1 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Author Talk: Patricia Martin Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come join us for a book discussion and signing by experienced therapist, Patricia Peters Martin, PhD, who has written an enlightening book, The Other Couch: Discovering Women’s Wisdom in Therapy. More details available at YouTube.

Refreshments furnished by the Friends of the Library.

Author Talks    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
        There are 24 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Waitin' for the Train to Come in by David Grimes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Cesan   413-782-7702   a126chocolate@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Advisory Council for Square One Health Families Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elizabeth Szarkowski   413-858-3119   lszarkowski@sdn.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

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

Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
Wednesdays, Sept. 14 – Dec. 14, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome.

Hora de cuentos bilingües en la Biblioteca Brightwood
Los miércoles, del 14 de septiembre al 14 de diciembre, 1:30 a 2:30 p.m., Salón Comunitario.
Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Plazas limitadas a 12 niños con un adulto. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, y los hermanos son bienvenidos.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
elect_computer3 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Hi!Tech: Introduction to the Web Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Explore the web and how it is set up by looking at popular websites, reviewing key web terms and services, as well as learning basic web navigation and effective searching. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are assumed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. This class will be held in the Read/Write/Now Center at Library Express at Pine Point.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Read/Write/Now
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Creative Lab for Teens at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
misc_rocks2 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Secret Life of Pet Rocks Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Calling all pet lovers...looking for a no maintenance, loyal friend and the perfect pet. Come create your very own pet rock.  Pet rocks are loyal creatures who will be your forever friend. This is a drop-in family program for all ages.

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

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

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

Wednesdays, Sept. 14 - Nov. 30, 4:15-5:00 p.m. Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-8, siblings welcome.

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Minecraft at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., September 21 – November 16, Computer Lab.
Build and explore your own world with Minecraft!  Ten seats are available.  Sign-in begins at 5:15.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
misc_handshake 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Krosslink: Networking for Entrepreneurs Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Layla Johnston   413-263-6828 ext 293   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Krosslink collaborates with local public libraries to provide a program that nurtures aspiring entrepreneurs to connect and create. Members meet on the third Wednesday of every month to connect to other small business owners, share ideas, and socialize in a fun and informal setting. The September meeting will feature a presentation by Katerina Kekalo, president of the local chapter of Lady Boss Women Entrepreneurial Club.

Lady Boss Women Entrepreneurial Club is a nonprofit organization and community of women entrepreneurs and for women entrepreneurs. It was formed in June 2015 and now consists of over 300 women business owners in New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts. As of today Lady Boss WEC has eight chapters and are planning to open one in the Springfield area too. We meet once a month in each chapter to share our success stories, network, educate and support each other, as well as to help others to start and grow. Meetings are always free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. 

Information for Jobseekers    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 25 spaces available.
Thursday September 22, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, Sept. 1 – Nov. 17, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

Writing Workshops    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Springfield Young Children's System of Care meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Justin Chellman   413-787-6724   jchellman@springfieldcityhall.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored program.

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Mason Square
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ent_filmproj 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Latino Film Night at Mason Square 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 Library to celebrate Latino cinema! Our first showing is La Nana, a drama by Chilean director Sebastián Silva, about a maid trying to hold on to her position--by all means necessary-- after having served a family for 23 years.

Films are not rated. Puerto Rican treats compliments of the Friends of the Library.

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

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

Locations and Hours    
    Location: Central Library
 
food_salad 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM GoFresh Springfield Mobile Farmer's Market Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield Dept of Elder Affairs   413-787-6785   
   

This is not a library-sponsored event, but members of the public are welcome to visit the GoFresh Springfield Mobile Farmer's Market. It will be parked outside the library from 10 - 11 a.m. on Friday mornings.

The Mobile Farmer's Market accepts payment in the forms of cash, credit/debit, SNAP, WIC and farmer's market coupons.

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

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

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

Fridays, Sept. 9 – Oct. 14, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and a craft. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Komen Grant Informational Session Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katie Sullivan   860-321-7806   grants@komensouthernnewengland.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event. 

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday September 24, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Littlefest Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Performers and special art activities available in the Children’s Room and at the Museums!  See official Littlefest flyer (coming soon) for complete details.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_paintpalette 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM How to Pastel Paint Stunning Still Lifes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Caitlin Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Greg Maichack will lead a free, adult-audience painting workshop on how to pastel paint still lifes using an easy-to-follow model that the participants will recreate. Good for even the beginner, this guided workshop will give adult learners a realistic take-home painting and an enjoyable learning experience. Sponsored in part by the Springfield Cultural Council.

Arts Workshops    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
ent_microphone1 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Author Talk: Kate Anderson's Hospital Hill Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Please join us for a book signing featuring local author Kate Anderson as she discusses her page-turning novel, Hospital Hill, with Northampton State Hospital for the Insane as its frightening locale. “In 1959 Valerie Martin takes a job on the wards of Northampton State Hospital for the Insane where she spends the next twenty years climbing the ranks. When the hospital closes she leaves for good, or so she thinks. Weeks away from retirement, she is called back to complete one last task and finds a disturbing trend amongst some of the female patients and she has a hunch: these women were murdered.”  Ms. Anderson's signing will include a slideshow of historic Northampton State Hospital pictures and she’ll display a collection of fascinating artifacts. Refreshments will follow compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Author Talks    
    Location: East Springfield
        There are 19 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
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Sunday September 25, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sickle Cell Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karina Dise   413-386-7563   afrikque@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Monday September 26, 2016 -  Saturday October 1, 2016 Go To Top
anim_cat Secret Life of Pets Craft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come join the fun with us and create a special pet craft from one of characters in the movie Secret Life of Pets. We will provide all the supplies for this family craft. During all open hours.

    Location: East Forest Park
Monday September 26, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer3 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Hi!Tech Computer Clinic, Focus on Resumes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Learn how to create a resume or edit an existing one in this hands-on workshop.

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Early Literacy Coalition Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Corey Ferguson   413-263-6828 ext.201   cferguson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Jewish Family Service Citizenship tutoring Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Radin   413-304-2187   r.radin@jfswm.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Maker Mondays at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., September 19 – November 14, Children’s Program Room.
Explore and construct with a wide variety of found and recycled materials.  What can you build? Siblings welcome.  Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.  Ages 6-12.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday September 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bloodborne Pathogens - Training for PCAs Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Edwin Lara   617-284-1286   EDWIN.LARA@1199FUNDS.ORG
   

This is not a Library-sponsored event.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, Sept. 6 – Dec. 13, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

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

Tuesdays, Sept. 6 – Nov. 15, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday September 28, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
Wednesdays, Sept. 14 – Dec. 14, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome.

Hora de cuentos bilingües en la Biblioteca Brightwood
Los miércoles, del 14 de septiembre al 14 de diciembre, 1:30 a 2:30 p.m., Salón Comunitario.
Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Plazas limitadas a 12 niños con un adulto. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, y los hermanos son bienvenidos.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
elect_computer3 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Hi!Tech: 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 basic aspects of word processing in this hands-on workshop to help you create and edit standard text documents. Basic skill with a mouse and keyboarding are needed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Matthew.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Read/Write/Now
        There are 7 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   
   

Wednesdays, Sept. 14 - Nov. 30, 4:15-5:00 p.m. Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-8, siblings welcome.

 

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Minecraft at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., September 21 – November 16, Computer Lab.
Build and explore your own world with Minecraft!  Ten seats are available.  Sign-in begins at 5:15. Ages 8-12

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
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: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff.
  
The East Forest Park Book Discussion Group meets every month from 6 - 7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month. We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book will be available at the branch. Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
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lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Teddy Bear Sleepover Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the library with your stuffed animal friend to hear a bedtime story and have a bedtime snack. Don’t have a stuffed animal? Don’t worry! We have extras. We will decorate a name tag and a blanket for them. After we put them to sleep (SHHHHHH!) we will turn out the lights and hopefully they won’t get into too much trouble overnight. Pick them up on Thursday afternoon. We will make sure they have a good breakfast first. We’ll post pictures of their activities on our Facebook page. For children ages 3-7. Preregistration strongly required. Please call the branch with any questions.

    Location: Indian Orchard
Thursday September 29, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, Sept. 1 – Nov. 17, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

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

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

Writing Workshops    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
rec_tennis 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tabletop Tennis at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Mason Square
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Buy Now Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Merkman   413-787-7746   dmerkman@springfieldcityhall.com
   

Informational talk on how to buy a home, sponsored by Buy Springfield Now.

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

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

Locations and Hours    
    Location: Central Library
 
food_salad 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM GoFresh Springfield Mobile Farmer's Market Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield Dept of Elder Affairs   413-787-6785   
   

This is not a library-sponsored event, but members of the public are welcome to visit the GoFresh Springfield Mobile Farmer's Market. It will be parked outside the library from 10 - 11 a.m. on Friday mornings.

The Mobile Farmer's Market accepts payment in the forms of cash, credit/debit, SNAP, WIC and farmer's market coupons.

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

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

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

Fridays, Sept. 9 – Oct. 14, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and a craft. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
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Saturday October 1, 2016 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_games 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Back-to-School Bingo Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Enjoy a relaxing visit to the library when you family stops in for a fun game of Bingo.  This program is perfect for families with children in grades K-5, but youth of all ages are welcome. All children will receive prizes!

Bingo and other table games teach letter and number recognition, sequencing, and how to follow directions.  

 

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

Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., ongoing (except September 24), Children’s Program Room. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft.  No registration required.  Siblings welcome! 

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday October 3, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Mondays, Oct. 3 – Nov. 28, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, a craft, and playtime. Registration required IF you bring more than 3 children. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
lib_teddybear_reading 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Worry Dolls at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Children from the country of Guatemala tell their worries to their "Worry Dolls" before going to bed. The following morning when they wake up -- so the story goes -- their worries are gone. Come and learn the legend of these tiny dolls while you make your very own version of the traditional one.

Join us for some sweet treats and punch.

    Location: Brightwood
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Jewish Family Service Citizenship tutoring Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Radin   413-304-2187   r.radin@jfswm.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Maker Mondays at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., September 19 – November 14, Children’s Program Room.
Explore and construct with a wide variety of found and recycled materials.  What can you build? Siblings welcome.  Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.  Ages 6-12.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday October 4, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, Sept. 6 – Dec. 13, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

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

Tuesdays, Sept. 6 – Nov. 15, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

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

Join your fellow builders in conquering a LEGO building challenge! Best for 5 - 14 year olds.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Questers of Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday October 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Department of Elementary & Secondary Education Biannual Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Wands   413-787-6764   wandsj@springfieldpublicschools.com
   

New homeless liaison training. Principal speaker: Sarah Slatterback. Not a library event.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
Wednesdays, Sept. 14 – Dec. 14, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome.

Hora de cuentos bilingües en la Biblioteca Brightwood
Los miércoles, del 14 de septiembre al 14 de diciembre, 1:30 a 2:30 p.m., Salón Comunitario.
Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Plazas limitadas a 12 niños con un adulto. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, y los hermanos son bienvenidos.

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

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_bookman 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Creepy Clay Creatures Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   
   

Visit our library to make and take a small fantastic creature to frighten friends and family. Modeling Magic, a cool self-drying clay,  is a great medium for making 3D mini creatures. 

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
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elect_laptop.GIF 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Minecraft at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., September 21 – November 16, Computer Lab.
Build and explore your own world with Minecraft!  Ten seats are available.  Sign-in begins at 5:15. Ages 8-12

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

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

Library Commissioners    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Can: A Documentary about Living with Mental Illness Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Mental illness affects millions of Americans in subtle and profound ways. In support of National Mental Health Awareness Week, the Sixteen Acres Branch Library is hosting a free showing of the award-winning documentary Can, a gripping film that describes the puzzling effects of bipolar disease. Although the documentary is about a Vietnamese person’s determined struggle with the disease, the debilitating effects of bipolar disease are an equal opportunity disorder affecting people of all races, ethnic groups, and socio-economic backgrounds.  Refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
Thursday October 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM New North Citizens' Council, Inc. Manager's Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luis Manzi   413-747-0090 x201   lmanzi@newnorthcc.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored program.

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

Thursdays, Sept. 1 – Nov. 17, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

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

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

Writing Workshops    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
holiday_pumpkin 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Mason Square Fall Festival 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 celebrate the change of season at our Fall Festival! We present to you an exciting, all ages event for neighborhood residents that includes games, food, crafts and fun! Local balloon sculptor, Ed Popielarczyk, will be visiting with balloons for children ages 3 and up. There will be seasonal crafts and pumpkin-themed games. Complimentary pie and apple cider will be provided!

    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   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Mason Square
 
food_pancakes1 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Flan Contest at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, join us at the Brightwood Branch for a flan contest.

Flan, an international Latin treat, has been popular since the Middle Ages. Enjoy sampling a variety of flan desserts supplied by your neighbors, and vote on the best entries. First, second, and third place ribbons and awards will be given, compliments of the Friends of the Library. Please register your flan desert with Haydee Hodis, Branch Supervisor at 413-263-6805 by Tuesday October 4th.

    Location: Brightwood
Friday October 7, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

Locations and Hours    
    Location: Central Library
 
food_salad 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM GoFresh Springfield Mobile Farmer's Market Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield Dept of Elder Affairs   413-787-6785   
   

This is not a library-sponsored event, but members of the public are welcome to visit the GoFresh Springfield Mobile Farmer's Market. It will be parked outside the library from 10 - 11 a.m. on Friday mornings.

The Mobile Farmer's Market accepts payment in the forms of cash, credit/debit, SNAP, WIC and farmer's market coupons.

MassLive article    
    Location: East Springfield
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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   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Fridays, Sept. 9 – Oct. 14, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and a craft. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_house.GIF 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Open House for Homeschoolers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Calling all current and potential homeschooling parents! You and your children are invited to an afternoon of networking and information. Meet other families, chat with youth librarians about your family's educational goals, browse a showcase of books, magazines, multimedia, puppets, puzzles and manipulatives, and take a "tour" of online resources. This is also a great opportunity to provide input on the future materials and programs you want to find at the Sixteen Acres Branch Library.

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday October 8, 2016 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

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

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

Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., ongoing (except September 24), Children’s Program Room. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft.  No registration required.  Siblings welcome! 

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday October 10, 2016 Go To Top
trans_mayflower Columbus Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

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

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

Tuesdays, Sept. 6 – Dec. 13, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

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

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

This month's selection is: The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant (2014) fiction.

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

Tuesdays, Sept. 6 – Nov. 15, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Buy Now Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Merkman   413-787-7746   dmerkman@springfieldcityhall.com
   

Informational talk on how to buy a home, sponsored by Buy Springfield Now.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
ent_note 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Poemario: An Evening of Poetry and Music Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come visit the library for an entertaining evening of poetry and music in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Led by poet Shanny Magraner, the evening will feature an impressive list of local authors, musicians, and dancers offering Spanish-themed art enjoyable for the whole family. This is a Spanish-language program.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Wednesday October 12, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
Wednesdays, Sept. 14 – Dec. 14, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome.

Hora de cuentos bilingües en la Biblioteca Brightwood
Los miércoles, del 14 de septiembre al 14 de diciembre, 1:30 a 2:30 p.m., Salón Comunitario.
Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Plazas limitadas a 12 niños con un adulto. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, y los hermanos son bienvenidos.

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Minecraft at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., September 21 – November 16, Computer Lab.
Build and explore your own world with Minecraft!  Ten seats are available.  Sign-in begins at 5:15. Ages 8-12

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

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

Special Guest: Comics artist T.C.Ford will be on hand to present a workshop. T.C. Ford has been drawing since the age of 10. He currently publishes comics under his United Comics imprint.

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 15 spaces available.
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rec_scissors&glue 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Craft Night at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday October 13, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, Sept. 1 – Nov. 17, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

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

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

Writing Workshops    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Mason Square
 
ent_filmproj 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Latino Film Night at Mason Square 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 Library to celebrate Latino cinema!

Join us for Los Domirriqueños, a comedy by Dominican director Eduardo Ortíz in which Dominicans and Puerto Ricans living in the same community learn to put their differences aside to stop the demolition of their neighborhood basketball court by an unscrupulous businessman.

Films are not rated. Puerto Rican treats compliments of the Friends of the Library.

    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 October 14, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

Locations and Hours    
    Location: Central Library
 
food_salad 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM GoFresh Springfield Mobile Farmer's Market Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield Dept of Elder Affairs   413-787-6785   
   

This is not a library-sponsored event, but members of the public are welcome to visit the GoFresh Springfield Mobile Farmer's Market. It will be parked outside the library from 10 - 11 a.m. on Friday mornings.

The Mobile Farmer's Market accepts payment in the forms of cash, credit/debit, SNAP, WIC and farmer's market coupons.

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

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

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

Fridays, Sept. 9 – Oct. 14, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and a craft. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
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Saturday October 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Region B Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kevin Grace   818-851-3980, x305   gracek@hoby.org
   

Regional training session sponsored by Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY). Not a library event.

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

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

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

Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., ongoing (except September 24), Children’s Program Room. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft.  No registration required.  Siblings welcome! 

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday October 17, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Mondays, Oct. 3 – Nov. 28, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, a craft, and playtime. Registration required IF you bring more than 3 children. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Jewish Family Service Citizenship tutoring Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Radin   413-304-2187   r.radin@jfswm.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Maker Mondays at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., September 19 – November 14, Children’s Program Room.
Explore and construct with a wide variety of found and recycled materials.  What can you build? Siblings welcome.  Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.  Ages 6-12.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday October 18, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, Sept. 6 – Dec. 13, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

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

Tuesdays, Sept. 6 – Nov. 15, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
ent_microphone1 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Author Talk: Bob Backlund Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Bob Backlund is a retired champion professional wrestler inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame in 2013. He ran for public office and is an advocate of youth development. He’ll speak about his book and the experiences reflected in that work including his title as WWF champion (2008-2013). Copies of his book Backlund: From All-American Boy to Professional Wresting’s World Champion will be available for sale and signing.

Author Talks    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
        There are 20 spaces available.
Wednesday October 19, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

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

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

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

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

Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
Wednesdays, Sept. 14 – Dec. 14, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome.

Hora de cuentos bilingües en la Biblioteca Brightwood
Los miércoles, del 14 de septiembre al 14 de diciembre, 1:30 a 2:30 p.m., Salón Comunitario.
Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Plazas limitadas a 12 niños con un adulto. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, y los hermanos son bienvenidos.

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

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Yarn Art for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Using different colors of yarn, glue and cardboard, bring your colorful and creative vision to life. This program is intended for teens ages 11-18.

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

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

    Location: East Springfield
 
holiday_pumpkin 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Pumpkin Mania Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   kshugrue@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us as we continue our month long celebration of the pumpkin by decorating our own lovely squash. Guesstimate the number of seeds in our large pumpkin, and then we'll carve away!

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Minecraft at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., September 21 – November 16, Computer Lab.
Build and explore your own world with Minecraft!  Ten seats are available.  Sign-in begins at 5:15. Ages 8-12

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Thursday October 20, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, Sept. 1 – Nov. 17, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
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lib_book3 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Orchard Reads! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Orchard Reads is a new book discussion group meeting on the third Thursday of each month. Group members select a book per month to read and discuss. Join us and widen your book reading horizons! For more information, contact Peggy at 413-263-6846.

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

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

Writing Workshops    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
holiday_witch.GIF 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Howlarious Halloween with MaryJo Maichak Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Get ready for the spooky season by listening to creepy tales told by storyteller MaryJo Maichak.

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Mason Square
 
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 October 21, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

Locations and Hours    
    Location: Central Library
 
food_salad 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM GoFresh Springfield Mobile Farmer's Market Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield Dept of Elder Affairs   413-787-6785   
   

This is not a library-sponsored event, but members of the public are welcome to visit the GoFresh Springfield Mobile Farmer's Market. It will be parked outside the library from 10 - 11 a.m. on Friday mornings.

The Mobile Farmer's Market accepts payment in the forms of cash, credit/debit, SNAP, WIC and farmer's market coupons.

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

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

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_house.GIF 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Open House for Homeschoolers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Calling all current and potential homeschooling parents! You and your children are invited to an afternoon of networking and information. Meet other families, chat with youth librarians about your family's educational goals, browse a showcase of books, magazines, multimedia, puppets, puzzles and manipulatives, and take a "tour" of online resources. This is also a great opportunity to provide input on the future materials and programs you want to find at the Sixteen Acres Branch Library.

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
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Saturday October 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_star_white_in_red 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM All Things Pokémon! Pokémon Party Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   MAust-Anastasi@SpringfieldLibrary.org
   

Join us in a Pokémon scavenger hunt, make your own Pokeball, enjoy Pokémon cards and Pokémon trivia.  For children ages 7 and up. Preregistration encouraged but not required.

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

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

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

Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., ongoing (except September 24), Children’s Program Room. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft.  No registration required.  Siblings welcome! 

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday October 24, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Mondays, Oct. 3 – Nov. 28, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, a craft, and playtime. Registration required IF you bring more than 3 children. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Jewish Family Service Citizenship tutoring Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Radin   413-304-2187   r.radin@jfswm.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Maker Mondays at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., September 19 – November 14, Children’s Program Room.
Explore and construct with a wide variety of found and recycled materials.  What can you build? Siblings welcome.  Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.  Ages 6-12.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday October 25, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, Sept. 6 – Dec. 13, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

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

Tuesdays, Sept. 6 – Nov. 15, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
elect_video_camera2 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game ON! Video Gaming for Teens 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 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday October 26, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
Wednesdays, Sept. 14 – Dec. 14, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome.

Hora de cuentos bilingües en la Biblioteca Brightwood
Los miércoles, del 14 de septiembre al 14 de diciembre, 1:30 a 2:30 p.m., Salón Comunitario.
Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Plazas limitadas a 12 niños con un adulto. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, y los hermanos son bienvenidos.

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
food_apple 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Awesome Edibles - Apple Monsters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   kshugrue@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Minecraft at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., September 21 – November 16, Computer Lab.
Build and explore your own world with Minecraft!  Ten seats are available.  Sign-in begins at 5:15. Ages 8-12

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
holiday_pumpkin 5:45 PM  -  6:30 PM Science on the Go: Pumpkins Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Bring your best estimation skills to the library. How many seeds do you think are in our pumpkin? How much doyou think our pumpkin weighs?

Then, let's find out whose estimate is the most accurate! Kids 5-12 are invited to some gooey fun.

 

    Location: East Springfield
 
holiday_ghost 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM All Hallow’s Read, A Halloween Read Aloud Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

So what is All Hallow’s Read? All Hallow’s Read is a Hallowe’en tradition. It’s simply that in the week of Hallowe’en, or on the night itself, you give someone a scary book. We will read aloud super scary stories that aren’t for the faint of heart. Light snacks and a scary book for each participant will be offered. Preregistration strongly encouraged. For  teens ages 12 and up. Please call the branch to preregister.

    Location: Indian Orchard
        There are 9 spaces available.
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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: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday October 27, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, Sept. 1 – Nov. 17, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

Writing Workshops    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
holiday_pumpkin 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Science on the Go: Pumpkins Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Bring your best estimation skills to the library. How many seeds do you think are in our pumpkin? How much do you think our pumpkin weighs?

Then, let's find out whose estimate is the most accurate! Kids 5 - 12 are invited to some gooey fun.

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Mason Square
 
misc_handshake 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Trade Union Panel: Information for Job Seekers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Interested in learning about trade jobs at MGM Springfield? Join us in the Mason Square Branch Library’s Community Room for an information session with representatives from local trade unions working with MGM including: electrical workers, IBEW Local 7; painters and allied trades, District Council 35; laborers, Local 999; and more. Each rep will explain the process of joining their union, qualifications necessary to join, and more. A question and answer session will follow.

Jobseekers Page    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday October 28, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

Locations and Hours    
    Location: Central Library
 
misc_none Guess the Weight of the Pumpkin Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   4132636846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Just how much DOES that pumpkin weigh? Visit the library between October 17 and October 27 and take a guess. The person who guesses the weight without going over wins the pumpkin- and a child-friendly carving set!

    Location: Brightwood
 
food_salad 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM GoFresh Springfield Mobile Farmer's Market Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield Dept of Elder Affairs   413-787-6785   
   

This is not a library-sponsored event, but members of the public are welcome to visit the GoFresh Springfield Mobile Farmer's Market. It will be parked outside the library from 10 - 11 a.m. on Friday mornings.

The Mobile Farmer's Market accepts payment in the forms of cash, credit/debit, SNAP, WIC and farmer's market coupons.

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

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

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday October 29, 2016 Go To Top
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 12:30 PM  -  2:45 PM Anime at the Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come enjoy a showing from Funimation with other anime enthusiasts.  Our first showing will be The Devil is a Part-Timer.

“When the lord of demons and his horde waged war against the humans in their realm, a hero vanquished their army. Cornered, the Devil fled through an interdimensional portal to Earth. He vows to one day reign again, but until then... he needs a job!”  "The Devil Is a Part-Timer! - The Devil Arrives in Sasazuka." Funimation. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 July 2016.

Watch a preview here.   Cosplay is optional. Light refreshments will be served. Please be advised that the film rating for this is 14+.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Buy Now Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Merkman   413-787-7746   dmerkman@springfieldcityhall.com
   

Informational talk on how to buy a home, sponsored by Buy Springfield Now.

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

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

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

Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., ongoing (except September 24), Children’s Program Room. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft.  No registration required.  Siblings welcome! 

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday October 31, 2016 -  Saturday November 19, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_turkey Thanksgiving Card for Meals on Wheels Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Enjoy a special family activity while reaching out to your neighbors. Youth and their families are welcome to drop in at any location to make greeting cards for Meals on Wheels recipients.  The library provides all the materials and will hand deliver your homemade creation in time for the holiday. Youth organizations and classrooms are welcome to participate.

Available during all open hours.

    Location: All Library Locations
Monday October 31, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Mondays, Oct. 3 – Nov. 28, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, a craft, and playtime. Registration required IF you bring more than 3 children. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Jewish Family Service Citizenship tutoring Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Radin   413-304-2187   r.radin@jfswm.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Maker Mondays at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., September 19 – November 14, Children’s Program Room.
Explore and construct with a wide variety of found and recycled materials.  What can you build? Siblings welcome.  Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.  Ages 6-12.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday November 1, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, Sept. 6 – Dec. 13, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

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

Tuesdays, Sept. 6 – Nov. 15, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

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

Join your fellow builders in conquering a LEGO building challenge! Best for 5 - 14 year olds.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Questers of Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday November 2, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
Wednesdays, Sept. 14 – Dec. 14, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome.

Hora de cuentos bilingües en la Biblioteca Brightwood
Los miércoles, del 14 de septiembre al 14 de diciembre, 1:30 a 2:30 p.m., Salón Comunitario.
Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Plazas limitadas a 12 niños con un adulto. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, y los hermanos son bienvenidos.

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

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
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elect_laptop.GIF 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Minecraft at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., September 21 – November 16, Computer Lab.
Build and explore your own world with Minecraft!  Ten seats are available.  Sign-in begins at 5:15. Ages 8-12

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

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

Library Commissioners    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Thursday November 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM New North Citizens' Council, Inc. Manager's Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luis Manzi   413-747-0090 x201   lmanzi@newnorthcc.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored program.

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

Thursdays, Sept. 1 – Nov. 17, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

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

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

Writing Workshops    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Mason Square
Friday November 4, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday November 5, 2016 Go To Top
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Chibiconn 2016 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Chibiconn    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 75 spaces available.
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elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

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

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

Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., ongoing (except September 24), Children’s Program Room. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft.  No registration required.  Siblings welcome! 

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday November 6, 2016 Go To Top
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chibiconn 2016 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Chibiconn    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 75 spaces available.
Monday November 7, 2016 -  Saturday November 19, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading StoryWalk at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Take our StoryWalk (a short walk inside the library following the pages of a picture book), then complete an activity.

Ages 2-12, Children's Room. Available during all open hours.

    Location: Central Library
Monday November 7, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Mondays, Oct. 3 – Nov. 28, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, a craft, and playtime. Registration required IF you bring more than 3 children. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_scissors&glue 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Maker Mondays at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., September 19 – November 14, Children’s Program Room.
Explore and construct with a wide variety of found and recycled materials.  What can you build? Siblings welcome.  Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.  Ages 6-12.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday November 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_vote.gif 7:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Forest Park: Poll Location for Election Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

The Forest Park Branch Library will be open as an election polling location from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The library will be open its usual hours.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
misc_vote.gif 7:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Library Express at Pine Point: Poll Location for Election Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   
   

The Library Express at Pine Point Branch Library will be open as an election polling location from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
misc_vote.gif 7:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Mason Square: Poll Location for Election Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

The Mason Square Branch Library will be open as an election polling location from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The library will be open its usual hours.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, Sept. 6 – Dec. 13, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

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

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

This month's selection is When the Moon is Low by Nadia Hashimi (2016) fiction.

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

Tuesdays, Sept. 6 – Nov. 15, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday November 9, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
Wednesdays, Sept. 14 – Dec. 14, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome.

Hora de cuentos bilingües en la Biblioteca Brightwood
Los miércoles, del 14 de septiembre al 14 de diciembre, 1:30 a 2:30 p.m., Salón Comunitario.
Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Plazas limitadas a 12 niños con un adulto. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, y los hermanos son bienvenidos.

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Minecraft at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., September 21 – November 16, Computer Lab.
Build and explore your own world with Minecraft!  Ten seats are available.  Sign-in begins at 5:15. Ages 8-12

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 15 spaces available.
Thursday November 10, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, Sept. 1 – Nov. 17, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Advisory Council for Square One Health Families Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elizabeth Szarkowski   413-858-3119   lszarkowski@sdn.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

Writing Workshops    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Mason Square
 
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 November 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_usflag Veterans' Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

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

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

Come enjoy a showing from Funimation with other anime enthusiasts.  We will be showing Fruits Basket.

“The Sohmas are a family cursed, a curse which has led to their isolation for generations. When any single member of the family is embraced by a person of the opposite gender, they transform into an animal from the Chinese Zodiac! The Sohma's have managed to keep this embarrassing little secret hidden for many, many years…

That is, until young Tohru Honda stumbles into their life. Inspiring some and infuriating others, Tohru manages to turn life in this most unusual household upside down as Zodiac rivals clash. But above all, she must promise to keep their secret as one of her own… Or face the consequences!”

Watch a preview here.   Cosplay is optional. Light refreshments will be served. Please be advised that the film rating for this is 13+.

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

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

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

Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., ongoing (except September 24), Children’s Program Room. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft.  No registration required.  Siblings welcome! 

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday November 14, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Mondays, Oct. 3 – Nov. 28, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, a craft, and playtime. Registration required IF you bring more than 3 children. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_scissors&glue 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Maker Mondays at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., September 19 – November 14, Children’s Program Room.
Explore and construct with a wide variety of found and recycled materials.  What can you build? Siblings welcome.  Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.  Ages 6-12.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday November 15, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, Sept. 6 – Dec. 13, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

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

Tuesdays, Sept. 6 – Nov. 15, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday November 16, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

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

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

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

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

Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
Wednesdays, Sept. 14 – Dec. 14, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome.

Hora de cuentos bilingües en la Biblioteca Brightwood
Los miércoles, del 14 de septiembre al 14 de diciembre, 1:30 a 2:30 p.m., Salón Comunitario.
Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Plazas limitadas a 12 niños con un adulto. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, y los hermanos son bienvenidos.

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

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

    Location: East Springfield
 
holiday_turkey 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Awesome Edibles - Turkeys! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   kshugrue@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This month's wonderfully awesome edible is an M &M turkey! Join us to make a yummy fun treat.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Minecraft at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., September 21 – November 16, Computer Lab.
Build and explore your own world with Minecraft!  Ten seats are available.  Sign-in begins at 5:15. Ages 8-12

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Thursday November 17, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, Sept. 1 – Nov. 17, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
lib_book3 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Orchard Reads! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Orchard Reads is a new book discussion group meeting on the third Thursday of each month. Group members select a book per month to read and discuss. Join us and widen your book reading horizons! For more information, contact Peggy at 413-263-6846.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Family Services Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kimberlee West   413-523-3928   kimberlyw@headstart,org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

Writing Workshops    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Mason Square
 
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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