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Wednesday November 1, 2017 -  Wednesday November 22, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_turkey Tommy the Turkey Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   413 263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

It's almost Thanksgiving, and Tommy Turkey is hiding from Farmer Brown! He's hiding out in the library. Every day, Tommy will be reading a different book. If you can find him, write down the title of the book he's reading; let us know and you'll get a treat!

    Location: Brightwood
 
holiday_turkey Tommy the Turkey Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia LaBroad   413 263-6840   labroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

It's almost Thanksgiving, and Tommy Turkey is hiding from Farmer Brown! He's hiding out in the library. Every day, Tommy will be reading a different book. If you can find him, write down the title of the book he's reading; let us know and you'll get a treat!

    Location: East Springfield
 
holiday_turkey Tommy the Turkey Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   413 263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

It's almost Thanksgiving, and Tommy Turkey is hiding from Farmer Brown! He's hiding out in the library. Every day, Tommy will be reading a different book. If you can find him, write down the title of the book he's reading; let us know and you'll get a treat!

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday November 1, 2017 -  Thursday November 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_earth Celebrate World Kindness Month Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   413 263 6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

World Kindness Day is November 13- celebrate all month long! Stop by during open hours and write anonymous words of kindness on a leaf that we'll display in the library. Participants will be entered in a raffle, which will be drawn on December 1. November 1-30.

    Location: Brightwood
 
misc_earth Celebrate World Kindness Month Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia LaBroad   413 263 6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

World Kindness Day is November 13- celebrate all month long! Stop by during open hours and write anonymous words of kindness on a leaf that we'll display in the library. Participants will be entered in a raffle, which will be drawn on December 1. November 1-30.

    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_earth Celebrate World Kindness Month Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Hrobsky   413 263 6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

World Kindness Day is November 13- celebrate all month long! Stop by during open hours and write anonymous words of kindness on a leaf that we'll display in the library. Participants will be entered in a raffle, which will be drawn on December 1. November 1-30.

    Location: Forest Park
 
misc_earth Celebrate World Kindness Month Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Galbreath   413 263 6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

World Kindness Day is November 13- celebrate all month long! Stop by during open hours and write anonymous words of kindness on a leaf that we'll display in the library. Participants will be entered in a raffle, which will be drawn on December 1. November 1-30.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_earth Celebrate World Kindness Month Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413 263 6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

World Kindness Day is November 13- celebrate all month long! Stop by during open hours and write anonymous words of kindness on a leaf that we'll display in the library. Participants will be entered in a raffle, which will be drawn on December 1. November 1-30.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Wednesday November 1, 2017 -  Thursday December 28, 2017 Go To Top
rec_painters_palette.GIF Art Central: The Paintings of Anne-Marie Taylor Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828, x221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Now displaying through the end of 2017 are the oil paintings of Anne-Marie Taylor, an Amherst based artist. Her still lifes employ Classical drawing techniques with an Impressionistic sense of light yielding a shimmering beauty and balance that is vital yet serene.  For more information, visit her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/annemarietaylorart.

    Location: Central Library
Wednesday November 15, 2017 -  Sunday December 31, 2017 Go To Top
nat_snow_02 Mitten Tree Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Corey Ferguson   413 263-6828   cferguson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: All Library Locations
Monday November 20, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Galbreath   (413)263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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.

Every Monday. Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shadd Jamison   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Recommended for ages 12 months-4 years, siblings welcome.

    Location: East Springfield
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rec_legoguy 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Attention LEGO enthusiasts!  Drop in 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_legoguy 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM LEGO Club: Forest Park Brickyard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Hrobsky   413-263-6843   
   

 LEGO builders are invited to join the Forest Park Brickyard for an after school open building session. LEGO bricks provided! What can you invent?

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
ent_filmproj 6:15 PM  -  8:00 PM Film Screening: JFK, The Final Hours Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reggie Wilson   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a free showing of the National Geographic documentary JFK:  The Final Hours.  There are hundreds of books and documentaries on the brutal assassination of President John Kennedy.  This informative film, unlike many others focuses on President Kennedy's ambitious 2-day campaign swing through the Dallas Texas area in November 1963. Kennedy was campaigning fervently to get reelected to a second term.  The rare footage captures the many warm receptions by the public for a personable John Kennedy and wife beautiful and intelligent wife Jackie.  During the many campaign rallies, Kennedy laid out his vision for a better America before he was gunned down on November 22, 1963.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday November 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_teens 3:30 AM  -  4:45 PM Kindergarten Day for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Ever wish you could go back to the days when school meant drawing pictures, and playing with toys? Kindergärtners just don't know how good they have it! Don't worry! Unwind by coming to the library and reliving those days for a little while. Play with Play-dough. Draw pictures. Color. Finger paint. Build with Legos. Have some fun, and let go of your worries for a little bit. For ages 11-18.

    Location: East Springfield
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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, September 5 - December 19th, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Refugee Women's Support Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sylvia Staub     sylviastaub@earthlink.net
   

Not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM MASS Association of the Blind Support Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Annette Davis Harris   413-783-6612   davisharris@verizon.net
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    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
   

Join us in the Community Room 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  -  3:30 PM Community Prayer and Bible Study Fellowship Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pastor Mattie Johnson   413-686-7996   jmattiep19@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Community prayer and bible study facilitated by International Outreach Ministries, Inc., Pastor Mattie Johnson

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Stop Access Drug Free Communities Coalition Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sharon Hall-Smith   413-733-9024   shall-smith@gandaracenter.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Monthly meeting of the Stop Access Drug Fee Communities Coalition, part of the Gandara Center- working to bring community members together to reduce underage drinking and substance use, particularly focused on Forest Park, the South End & Maple High/Six Corners.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
misc_handshake 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Respecting Ourselves: a Teen Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Hrobsky   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This series of group discussions and activities for teens12-16, led by Kim Garrity, MSW, LCSW of the YWCA's Consolidated Youth Project, aims to help teens develop healthy relationships and self-esteem. The group will enjoy crafts and snacks as they explore boundary setting, consent, cyber safety, conflict resolution and nonviolence. For ages 12-18.

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_legoguy 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let your imagination run wild!

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

Experience a new flavor.  Learn how to make a tasty snack.  This program is for teens. For ages 11-18

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

* Note: The date for this program has been changed to Wednesday, November 22.

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

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

Once you have a profile in SkillSmart, you will automatically receive notifications on job openings, educational opportunities, and other important MGM Springfield employment updates. 

No registration required. Bring a friend and tell your family! Brought to you by Springfield City Library and Opportunity Services, Inc. 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Center After School Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Althea Haines   413-734-3106   centerafterschool@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
rec_chess_knight 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience! Adults, age 18+ and offered every Tuesday.

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday November 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_scissors 3:30 AM  -  5:00 AM Creation Station Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   (413)263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come explore the world of creativity! Every week we will experiment with different materials, methods and media guaranteed to unleash your inner maker. If you love to make and do, Creation Station is for you!

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
holiday_turkey 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Thanksgiving Eve: All Libraries Close at 5 pm; Central Library open 9-5 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All Springfield City Library locations will close at 5 pm on Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve.

The Central Library will be open from 9 am - 5 pm.

 

Locations and Hours    
    Location: All Library Locations
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Room is Unavailable
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Please call Emma at 413-263-6858 if you have knitting supplies to donate. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.

This adult group meets every Wednesday from 1-3 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
lib_teddybear_reading 3:15 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, September 6 - November 29, 4:15-5 p.m. Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
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anim_dog1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Momo is on Vacation Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maeleah Carlisle   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come back next week to visit Momo.

 

 

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM LEGO Club at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Deep Thinkers Anonymous Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Raquel S Grady   413-221-2998   grady583@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

If you have thoughts and opinions but never feel like you have the ability to express them then this group is for you. Deep Thinkers Anonymous is a safe place for like minded people. We will respectful discussions on a variety of topics and any and everyone is welcome to join.

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

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

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

Once you have a profile in SkillSmart, you will automatically receive notifications on job openings, educational opportunities, and other important MGM Springfield employment updates. 

No registration required. Bring a friend and tell your family! Brought to you by Springfield City Library and Opportunity Services, Inc. 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
Thursday November 23, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_turkey Thanksgiving 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 Thanksgiving Day.

Locations and Hours    
    Location: All Library Locations
Friday November 24, 2017 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

This adult group meets every Friday from 10-11:30 AM.
 

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

Infant/Toddler Storytime will not be held today due to the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend.  We will resume our regular Home City Families storytime schedule next week, December 1, 2017.

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM ESOL Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Glenn Yarnell    413-734-6696   adulteducation@grayhouse.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This is an ESOL class offered by The Gray House. At this time, enrollment is restricted to the Nepali community.

 

Yarnell    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Write from the Heart: Create a Gift for Someone Special Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come nurture you imagination and writing (or pre-writing!) skills while making a beautiful keepsake gift.  Create a card, letter, book or something entirely unique. We'll supply colorful paper, ribbon, stickers, markers, pencils and crayons.  ALL youth and their families are welcome, including toddlers and preschoolers. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by a supervising adult.

 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Pine Point Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
holiday_turkey 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM No Cooking Cooking Class: Leftovers Edition Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Thanksgiving is over, and you know what that means! LEFTOVERS! What to do with the food still in your fridge! Come and learn some recipes you can make that will give the stove a rest for a few days after the big feast! For ages 11-19. Please register online so that we have plenty of samples to share.

    Location: East Springfield
        There are 9 spaces available.
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Saturday November 25, 2017 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Girls Who Code Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Girls Who Code is an organization dedicated to teaching coding and programming skills to middle and high school girls. Join us in the Forest Park Activity Den to learn about computer science and apply your new skills to game creation, animation, web design, art, music, fashion, and more. Different levels of coding are available to cater to both beginners and advanced participants. This is a 20-week course that meets most Saturdays through January 2018. At the first club meeting, holidays and vacations will be discussed to determine an official last club date. Please register early to reserve a spot. This club is for girls 11-18 years of age. Happy coding!

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
elect_laptop.GIF 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfiedllibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips!

Every Saturday afternoon 12:00 - 2:30  p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 8 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_treasurechest 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Family Treasure Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Hrobsky   413-263-6843   
   

Calling all preschool age treasure hunters. Let's set out to explore the library and see if we can find the treasure box.

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

Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Children’s Program Room. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft.  No registration required.  Ages 3-10, siblings welcome! 

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday November 27, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Galbreath   (413)263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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.

Every Monday. Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome.

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

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shadd Jamison   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Recommended for ages 12 months-4 years, siblings welcome.

    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_legoguy 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Attention LEGO enthusiasts!  Drop in 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 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Craft Your Cares Away Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come to "Craft Your Cares Away" with Tricia. We will be relaxing, socializing, and making crafts to take your mind off your everyday worries for an hour. All necessary supplies will be available at no cost, and light refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library will be offered too. Ages 18+.

    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_legoguy 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM LEGO Club: Forest Park Brickyard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Hrobsky   413-263-6843   
   

 LEGO builders are invited to join the Forest Park Brickyard for an after school open building session. LEGO bricks provided! What can you invent?

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
food_meal 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Monday Munchies: Quick Cooking for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Teens, try out some quick and delicious recipes and expand your palate with some new, tasty ingredients. For ages 11-19.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Citizens' Climate Lobby / Springfield Chapter Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Jane Eustace   413-433-9718   ccl.springfield.ma@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Come and join us!  Newcomers are welcome to come early (6 pm) for an introduction to what Citizens' Climate Lobby is and what we do.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change. Our consistently respectful, non-partisan approach to climate education is designed to create a broad, sustainable foundation for climate action across all geographic regions and political inclinations. By building upon shared values rather than partisan divides, and empowering our supporters to work in keeping with the concerns of their local communities, we work towards the adoption of fair, effective, and sustainable climate change solutions. In order to generate the political will necessary for passage of our Crbon Fee and Dividend proposal we train and support volunteers to build relationships with elected officials, the media and their local community.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
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Tuesday November 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  3:30 PM Promoting Integrated Literacy Learning in Grades 4–12 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tracey Martineau     tmartineau@doe.mass.edu
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Network meeting for educators to deepen their understanding of the 2017 Curriculum Framework.

    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, September 5 - December 19th, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Refugee Women's Support Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sylvia Staub     sylviastaub@earthlink.net
   

Not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park
 
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
   

Join us in the Community Room 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  -  3:00 PM Community Prayer and Bible Study Fellowship Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pastor Mattie Johnson   413-686-7996   jmattiep19@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Community prayer and bible study facilitated by International Outreach Ministries, Inc., Pastor Mattie Johnson

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mayor's Commission on Disabilities Monthly Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elizabeth Leak   413-787-6757   ELeak@springfieldcityhall.com
   

~~The MOCD is an ongoing focus group comprised of 5 residents, selected by the Mayor’s office, that meet monthly to consider, address, and solve issues specific to Springfield’s handicap and disabled population.

 
elect_video_camera2 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game On! Video Gaming for Teens at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in and play your favorite Wii games in the community room! Snacks provided. This program is for teens. For ages 11-18

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_handshake 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Respecting Ourselves: a Teen Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Hrobsky   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This series of group discussions and activities for teens12-16, led by Kim Garrity, MSW, LCSW of the YWCA's Consolidated Youth Project, aims to help teens develop healthy relationships and self-esteem. The group will enjoy crafts and snacks as they explore boundary setting, consent, cyber safety, conflict resolution and nonviolence. For ages 12-18.

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_legoguy 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let your imagination run wild!

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Center After School Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Althea Haines   413-734-3106   centerafterschool@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
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office_meeting1 4:30 PM  -  5:45 PM Teen Readers Advisory Panel Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Here's your chance to meet regularly the last Tuesday of the month to share ideas about improving library programming for teens, plan events, give input for materials selection and other fun activities. Light refreshments will be served. This program is suggested for teens ages 13-19. If interested, please register online or in person and a librarian will contact you about the application process.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience! Adults, age 18+ and offered every Tuesday.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday November 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_scissors 3:30 AM  -  5:00 AM Creation Station Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   (413)263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come explore the world of creativity! Every week we will experiment with different materials, methods and media guaranteed to unleash your inner maker. If you love to make and do, Creation Station is for you!

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BYOB Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Due to holiday scheduling, meetings in November and December will be held on November 8 and 29 and December 13.

 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
ent_sock_puppet.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Fuzznogginz at the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen Sulzycki   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The Fuzznogginz Show!

November is National Family Literacy Month and we are celebrating different kinds of storytelling. Puppets spark creativity and excitement in the hearts of children everywhere and on November 29th and 30th Mason Square will be hosting The Fuzznogginz! Come to the library for a funny puppets performance, lively storytelling, silly antics and lots of audience participation.

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

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Please call Emma at 413-263-6858 if you have knitting supplies to donate. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.

This adult group meets every Wednesday from 1-3 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
anim_dog1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Read to Momo: a Dog Who Loves to Listen Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maeleah Carlisle   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Children are invited to read to Momo, a Bright Spot Therapy Dog, in a small group setting. Call 263-6843 for more information.

 

 

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
lib_book_pencil 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teens Volunteer at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 x425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Each Wednesday during October and November, teens ages 12-18 who want to gain work experience, earn community service hours, or just help to make the library a better place will meet in Teen Central to work on a volunteer project. Interested teens must have permission of a parent or guardian and, if age 14 or over, complete a CORI check following the first meeting. Sign up online or call Martha at 413-263-6828 ext. 425. Application forms and more information on volunteering at the library are found here: Volunteer.

 

    Location: Central Library - Rice Hall
        There are 10 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   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, September 6 - November 29, 4:15-5 p.m. Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
lib_book3 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.

We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book are available at the branch.  Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome. This group meets every month from 5:30-6:30 p.m (earlier Winter starting time) on the last Wednesday of the month.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
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Thursday November 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_scissors 3:30 AM  -  5:00 AM Creation Station Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   (413)263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come explore the world of creativity! Every week we will experiment with different materials, methods and media guaranteed to unleash your inner maker. If you love to make and do, Creation Station is for you!

    Location: Brightwood
 
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   413-263-6828   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come join us for fun and learning at a playgroup facilitated by the Branch Children's Librarian.  Meet other families, chat with the librarian about great books for your child, enjoy the toys in our Activity Center, try out art projects, and so much more!

No registration required, just drop-in any time during the program. Birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.  An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Artist's Way Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Phyllis St. George   413-531-5023   
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist's Way, by Julia Cameron in a thirteen-week series. Each week participants review a chapter of the book and respond with written 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 for those who participate.

“This is not a library-sponsored event”

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

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

    Location: Brightwood
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM NBIB Interview Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Neil Colello   845-702-6270   neil.colello@csra.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Colello    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Center After School Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Althea Haines   413-734-3106   centerafterschool@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Sojourner Truth School Who's Who in Local Government and How do We Reach Them Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lily Lombard   413-575-6168   registrar@truthschool.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This class will be taught in spanish with trainer Natalia Munoz, multimedia journalist and communications consultant. In this workshop we will learn the names of the people who work in City Hall, and how to reach them via phone and email. We will learn what committees residents can volunteer for, and how we can be more influential in local government. This workshop will be conversational, with hand-outs to take home and refer to in the future.

Please register at: http://www. truthschool.org

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
ent_sock_puppet.GIF 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Fuzznogginz at the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen Sulzycki   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The Fuzznogginz Show!

November is National Family Literacy Month and we are celebrating different kinds of storytelling. Puppets spark creativity and excitement in the hearts of children everywhere and on November 29th and 30th Mason Square will be hosting The Fuzznogginz! Come to the library for a funny puppets performance, lively storytelling, silly antics and lots of audience participation.

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

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

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Book & Craft Clubs    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
Thursday November 30, 2017 -  Wednesday December 6, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_sale 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book and Bake Sale to Benefit the Friends of the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Caitlin Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The Mason Square Branch will host a used book sale and bake sale (Nov. 30-Dec.1 only)  in the branch. Prices will remain consistent with past book sales: $5 for a bag full of books, $1 for hardcovers, and $0.50 for paperbacks and kids’ books. Baked goods will be bagged and priced individually. Branch staff will  serve hot cocoa for free on the 30th. Proceeds go to the Friends of the Library.

Interested in contributing to the bake sale? We'll be accepting individually wrapped baked goods on Wednesday, 11/29 and Thursday, 11/30. Please include a list of ingredients. 

Have questions? Feel free to contact branch supervisor, Caitlin Kelley, at 413-263-6853.

    Location: Mason Square
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM WalkBike Springfield Meeting 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.

Regular meeting of WalkBike Springfield, working to improve conditions for walking and bicycling in Springfield.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
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Friday December 1, 2017 -  Saturday December 30, 2017 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue Happy New Year Cards for Meals on Wheels Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Enjoy a special family activity while reaching out to your neighbors.  Youth and their families are welcome to drop in at any location to make New Year cards for homebound Meals on Wheels recipients.  The library provides all the materials and will hand deliver your homemade creation in early January.

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

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

This adult group meets every Friday from 10-11:30 AM.
 

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

Fridays, September 1 - December 29th, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_yoga 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Tai Chi for Everyone Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shadd Jamison   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tai Chi is a slow motion, low impact form of exercise that is suitable for people of any age. Tai Chi is often referred to as “Moving Meditation” and can be practiced by almost anyone. Event will take place outside on the lawn at East Springfield Library, weather permitting. Ages 10-seniors.
 

    Location: East Springfield
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM ESOL Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Glenn Yarnell    413-734-6696   adulteducation@grayhouse.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This is an ESOL class offered by The Gray House.

 

Yarnell    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Write from the Heart: Create a Gift for Someone Special Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come nurture you imagination and writing (or pre-writing!) skills while making a beautiful keepsake gift.  Create a card, letter, book or something entirely unique. We'll supply colorful paper, ribbon, stickers, markers, pencils and crayons.  ALL youth and their families are welcome, including toddlers and preschoolers. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by a supervising adult.

 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_paintpalette 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Explorations for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Galbreath   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Teens will be exploring a variety of art media in our monthly Friday afternoon sessions at Indian Orchard. We will use sharpies, watercolors, and tissue paper and more to explore portraiture, landscapes and abstract art. For ages 11 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Pine Point Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
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elect_laptop.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Girls Who Code Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Girls Who Code is an organization dedicated to teaching coding and programming skills to middle and high school girls. Join us in the Forest Park Activity Den to learn about computer science and apply your new skills to game creation, animation, web design, art, music, fashion, and more. Different levels of coding are available to cater to both beginners and advanced participants. This is a 20-week course that meets most Saturdays through January 2018. At the first club meeting, holidays and vacations will be discussed to determine an official last club date. Please register early to reserve a spot. This club is for girls 11-18 years of age. Happy coding!

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
anim_dragon 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM The Dragon's Lair: Dungeons & Dragons Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alexandra Remy   413-263-6836   aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you wish you could live in Narnia, Hogwarts, Westeros, or Middle Earth? Does adventure and exploration call to you? Then look no further than Dungeons & Dragons, the infamous role playing game that allows you to brave dangers and conquer evil from the comforts of your library! Fight goblins and dragons. See worlds unfathomable to the Earthly mind. Become the hero of legends or the villain of mythical nightmares. Challenge your creativity and test your wits with fellow travelers and heroes on the road to greatness.  Meet like minded people in the community and create a whole world yet to be discovered. Do you dare enter the lair? This program is suggested for teens and young adults ages 14-21.

 

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 7 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfiedllibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips!

Every Saturday afternoon 12:00 - 2:30  p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 8 and up.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
ent_note 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Cello Recital: The Artistry of Boris & Sophia Kogan Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reggie Wilson   413-263-6868   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Boris and Sofya will talk about their experiences as musicians and coming to the U.S. from Russia. They will play a wide variety of classical music (Boris on cello, Sofya on piano). The concert will highlight the major classical styles including the Romantic, and Baroque styles and more. Composers they are sure to present are J.S. Bach, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, and Saint-Saens. Refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
        There are 27 spaces available.
 
rec_legoguy 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Duplo Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trish LaBroad   413-263-6840   
   

Calling all families of children birth - 5!  Learn, play and meet new friends at this fun neighborhood gathering.  We'll have plenty of Duplo blocks (a bigger, child safe version of Legos) available to encourage building and exploration.

Older siblings are welcome.  An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.  No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program.

    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM General Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gloria Scarlett   413-693-3343   scarlettg51@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Children’s Program Room. 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 December 3, 2017 Go To Top
ent_gclef 2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Holiday Sing-Along Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828, x221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Sing-along to your favorite holiday songs with the students of STEP. STEP trains talented local youth in the Suzuki method, and they’re coming to the Central Library this season to celebrate the holidays. From snappy dreidel songs, to Christmas favorites in both Spanish and English there's something for everyone to enjoy. All ages.

    Location: Central Library Rotunda
Monday December 4, 2017 -  Saturday December 9, 2017 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue Candy Cane Reindeers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maureen Tipton   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Candy Cane Reindeer are cute as holiday decorations, gifts or party favors! These Candy Cane Reindeers are easy and fun to make for the entire family.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_scissors&glue Candy Cane Reindeers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trish LaBroad   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Candy Cane Reindeer are cute as holiday decorations, gifts or party favors! These Candy Cane Reindeers are easy and fun to make for the entire family.

    Location: East Springfield
Monday December 4, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Galbreath   (413)263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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.

Every Monday. Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shadd Jamison   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Recommended for ages 12 months-4 years, siblings welcome.

    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Angel Tree Holiday Party Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shauna Carmichael   413-355-5225   scarmichael@publiccounsel.net
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Bean Mosaic Art for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us and make beautiful art with beans! Be inspired by our examples of tile work in art through the ages, or create your own original pattern with dried beans, backing and glue. For ages 11-19.

    Location: East Springfield
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rec_legoguy 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM LEGO Club: Forest Park Brickyard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Hrobsky   413-263-6843   
   

 LEGO builders are invited to join the Forest Park Brickyard for an after school open building session. LEGO bricks provided! What can you invent?

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_hammer 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Hack Attack! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jinnie Trabulsi   413-263-6828 x201   jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us as we break things apart and put them back together! Create monster toys, disassemble machines, and work on special wild card projects. Ages 8-12, limited to ten kids on a first come basis. Caregiver participation encouraged. Every Monday evening through February 26th, 2018 (excluding holidays).

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday December 5, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, September 5 - December 19th, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Refugee Women's Support Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sylvia Staub     sylviastaub@earthlink.net
   

Not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Community Prayer and Bible Study Fellowship Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pastor Mattie Johnson   413-686-7996   jmattiep19@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Community and prayer meeting promoting personal and spiritual development.

    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
   

Join us in the Community Room for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM HHS All Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Soloe Dennis   413-787-6761   sdennis@springfieldcityhall.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Staff meeting for the Department of Health and Human Services

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_handshake 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Respecting Ourselves: a Teen Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Hrobsky   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This series of group discussions and activities for teens12-16, led by Kim Garrity, MSW, LCSW of the YWCA's Consolidated Youth Project, aims to help teens develop healthy relationships and self-esteem. The group will enjoy crafts and snacks as they explore boundary setting, consent, cyber safety, conflict resolution and nonviolence. For ages 12-18.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
office_meeting1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Advisory Board at Brightwood 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. For ages 11-18

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_legoguy 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let your imagination run wild!

    Location: Indian Orchard
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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.  Space is limited to 10-12 participants and priority is given to those who have registered.  This workshop is held the first Tuesday of the month through June, 2018.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
   
 
rec_chess_knight 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience! Adults, age 18+ and offered every Tuesday.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Local 3556 Union Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brenda Bates   413-787-7254   batesb@springfieldpublicschools.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This is a meeting of Springfield School Department clerks.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
office_pencil 6:15 PM  -  7:45 PM Write Your Memoir Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reggie Wilson   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

You have a story to tell, let us help you write the story of your life!  Join local author and educator Haven Williams in this two-part writing workshop designed to help you find your focus and write a concise memoir. Refine your writing skill with in-class exercises and group editing. Good for beginning and intermediate level writers. 18+

    Location: Sixteen Acres
        There are 10 spaces available.
Wednesday December 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_scissors 3:30 AM  -  5:00 AM Creation Station Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   (413)263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come explore the world of creativity! Every week we will experiment with different materials, methods and media guaranteed to unleash your inner maker. If you love to make and do, Creation Station is for you!

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads at this lively book group. Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres. We're always open to new members - join us!

This adult group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at noon.

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

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Please call Emma at 413-263-6858 if you have knitting supplies to donate. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.

This adult group meets every Wednesday from 1-3 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
anim_flyingbird 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Seeds for Songbirds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen Sulzycki   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Feed our flying friends by making them a sweet treat. Children and their families are invited to make pinecone bird feeders for our flying friends! We will be using pine cones, sunflower seed butter, and wild bird seed. All ages welcome. 

    Location: Mason Square
 
anim_dog1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Read to Momo: a Dog Who Loves to Listen Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maeleah Carlisle   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Children are invited to read to Momo, a Bright Spot Therapy Dog, in a small group setting. Call 263-6843 for more information.

 

 

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Mass Cultural Council Info Session Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sara Glidden   617-858-2710   sara.glidden@art.state.ma.us
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Mass Cultural Council information session on grant programs for Gateway and Projects grants.

 

 

Mass Cultural Council grant programs    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, September 6 - November 29, 4:15-5 p.m. Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
food_grocery 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Extreme Couponing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shadd Jamison   413-263-6841   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Want to save money and find the best deals on products? Come get advice and coupon swap with expert Tammy and start couponing like a pro. Light refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library.

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

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

Library Commissioners    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_bookshelf 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Books & Brew Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Cure your mid-week blues with a lively book discussion and some brew at Nathan Bill's Bar and Restaurant, 110 Island Pond Road. All are welcome!

For our next meeting we will be discussing In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O'Brien. Please note the earlier start time, 7:00 p.m.                                         

Copies of this title will be available for pickup at the East Forest Park Library prior to the meeting. No sign up is required, however, please contact the branch if you have any questions.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday December 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_scissors 3:30 AM  -  5:00 AM Creation Station Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   (413)263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come explore the world of creativity! Every week we will experiment with different materials, methods and media guaranteed to unleash your inner maker. If you love to make and do, Creation Station is for you!

    Location: Brightwood
 
elect_laptop.GIF 10:00 AM  -  2:30 PM Get Ready to Work: Microsoft Office and Job Seeker Workshop Series Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Caitlin Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Looking for a new job? Want to increase your computer skills? Looking to impress during an interview?

The Springfield City Library is partnering with the Hampden County Sheriff's Department's Workforce Team to provide a free two-part training program for jobseekers featuring Microsoft Office classes and job seeker workshops.

Held on three consecutive Thursdays, the Microsoft Office classes are scheduled in the computer lab from 10:00am to 12:00pm and job seeker workshops are scheduled in the community room from 1:00pm to 2:30pm. A light lunch will be served between sessions.

Registrants should plan to attend all three sessions. Those who complete the program will receive a certificate and a referral for a either a free suit or interview outfit, courtesy of Suit Up Springfield or Dress for Success.

Registration is limited.

Thursday, December 7

Microsoft Word 10:00-12:00 : Having good word processing skills is fundamental to achieving success at the computer. Come to this two-hour, hands-on workshop for an introduction to the most popular word processing program, Microsoft Word, and sharpen your skills with standard formatting and editing tools.

Lunch 12:00-1:00

Finding a Job 1:00-2:30 What you need to do before you start your job search, job-search strategies, and local resources and organizations that can help with the job-search process.

For more information and the schedule of the entire workshop series click HERE.

*Note: This program is for adults with keyboard and mouse skills.

Register for all three sessions ONLINE or by phone 413-263-6828 or 413-263-6853

Location: Central Library Computer Lab

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
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   413-263-6828   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come join us for fun and learning at a playgroup facilitated by the Branch Children's Librarian.  Meet other families, chat with the librarian about great books for your child, enjoy the toys in our Activity Center, try out art projects, and so much more!

No registration required, just drop-in any time during the program. Birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.  An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Artist's Way Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Phyllis St. George   413-531-5023   
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist's Way, by Julia Cameron in a thirteen-week series. Each week participants review a chapter of the book and respond with written 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 for those who participate.

 

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
lib_book3 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   efilios@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This month the Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss The Mammy by Brendan O'Carroll.

We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book will be available at the branch. Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome. This group meets meets every month from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month. 

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_globe 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Register to Work at MGM! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Caitlin Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Now you can get help setting up a SkillSmart profile in three different library locations. Kat Mangiafico, of Opportunity Services, will hold monthly Skillsmart Registration drop-in sessions at the Central Library, as well as at the Mason Square and the Sixteen Acres branch libraries Once you have a profile in SkillSmart, you will automatically receive notifications on job openings, educational opportunities, and other important MGM Springfield employment updates. 

No registration required. This training is brought to you by Springfield City Library and Opportunity Services, Inc. 

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
misc_house.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen MakerLab: Gingerbread Houses Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Hrobsky   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Bring your creative skills to build and decorate a "Gingerbread House". Supplies will be provided while they last. This session is for ages 11-18.

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

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

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

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

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Book & Craft Clubs    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
office_envelope 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Holiday Craft Series Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen Sulzycki   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the Mason Square Branch for a series of drop-in, holiday craft programs. All ages.

Thursday, December 7th: Embossed card making
 

    Location: Mason Square
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Springfield Ward 1 Democratic Committee Monthly Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luis Arzola   413-265-9950   arzolamultimedia@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The Springfield Ward 1 Democratic Comittee (W1DC) is now meeting on the first Thursday of every mont from 6 -8 PM

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Rise Up Western Mass Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jacqueline Neiman   413-348-2111   jackie@riseupwesternmass.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
Friday December 8, 2017 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

This adult group meets every Friday from 10-11:30 AM.
 

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

Fridays, September 1 - December 29th, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

Once you have a profile in SkillSmart, you will automatically receive notifications on job openings, educational opportunities, and other important MGM Springfield employment updates. 

No registration required. Bring a friend and tell your family! Brought to you by Springfield City Library and Opportunity Services, Inc. 

    Location: Mason Square
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Pine Point Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday December 9, 2017 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Girls Who Code Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Girls Who Code is an organization dedicated to teaching coding and programming skills to middle and high school girls. Join us in the Forest Park Activity Den to learn about computer science and apply your new skills to game creation, animation, web design, art, music, fashion, and more. Different levels of coding are available to cater to both beginners and advanced participants. This is a 20-week course that meets most Saturdays through January 2018. At the first club meeting, holidays and vacations will be discussed to determine an official last club date. Please register early to reserve a spot. This club is for girls 11-18 years of age. Happy coding!

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Girl Scouts Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Heather Mulrooney    413-799-8544   msheathertheprincess@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM City Soul Farmers Market Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz O'Gilvie   413-244-5859   citysoulmarket@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Indoor Winter Farmers Market with local organic produce, fresh baked breads, cakes and pies, made from scratch soups and crafts by Springfield area small business owners.

http://www.citysoulmarket.org    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Fashionably Upcycled: From Books to Beads Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alexandra Remy   413-263-6836   aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Looking for an accessory to match your newly made book purse? In this installment of Fashionably Upcycled, use pages from old books, magazines, and other ephemera to create paper beaded jewelry. Design and produce your own unique and eco-friendly literary themed jewelry accessories. Carry the words of the world with you wherever you go!

This program is for teens 12-19, but parents are welcome as well.

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfiedllibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips!

Every Saturday afternoon 12:00 - 2:30  p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 8 and up.

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

Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Children’s Program Room. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft.  No registration required.  Ages 3-10, siblings welcome! 

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday December 10, 2017 -  Sunday December 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_teens The AbruptlyEnding Story: a Very Short Story Competition Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alexandra Remy   413-263-6836   aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Can you write a story as short as a tweet?  Teens can enter our seasonal competition by writing a 140 character short story. It might revolve around the theme of winter or the holidays, or choose another theme. Turn your entry in, with your name and phone number or email address, at any branch library. The most creative submission will win a teen literature prize pack including a poster signed by fourteen YA authors and accompanying signed novel "The Timekeeper" by Tara Sim. The winner will be announced in early January. Suggested for ages 12-19.

 

    Location: All Library Locations
Monday December 11, 2017 -  Saturday December 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_ribbon Holiday Ornaments Crafts Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maureen Tipton   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tis the season to get into the spirit of the holidays and make your own holiday ornaments with pine cones and other craft supplies provided. All ages are welcome!

    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_ribbon Holiday Ornaments Crafts Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trish LaBroad   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tis the season to get into the spirit of the holidays and make your own holiday ornaments with pine cones and other craft supplies provided. All ages are welcome!

    Location: East Springfield
Monday December 11, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Galbreath   (413)263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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.

Every Monday. Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
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   413-263-6828   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come join us for fun and learning at a playgroup facilitated by the Branch Children's Librarian.  Meet other families, chat with the librarian about great books for your child, enjoy the toys in our Activity Center, try out art projects, and so much more!

No registration required, just drop-in any time during the program. Birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.  An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shadd Jamison   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Recommended for ages 12 months-4 years, siblings welcome.

    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_legoguy 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM LEGO Club: Forest Park Brickyard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Hrobsky   413-263-6843   
   

 LEGO builders are invited to join the Forest Park Brickyard for an after school open building session. LEGO bricks provided! What can you invent?

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_hammer 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Hack Attack! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jinnie Trabulsi   413-263-6828 x201   jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us as we break things apart and put them back together! Create monster toys, disassemble machines, and work on special wild card projects. Ages 8-12, limited to ten kids on a first come basis. Caregiver participation encouraged. Every Monday evening through February 26th, 2018 (excluding holidays).

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Resolve Infertility Support Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erin Chrusciel   413-348-0505   erin@erinchrusciel.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Please join us at this peer-led, open forum group & meet others who are facing similar challenges, in a relaxed and confidential setting. Topics of discussion may include current treatment, dealing with friends and family, and coping strategies. The group is open to women & men, individuals & couples, who are struggling with infertility. $5 optional donation for non- Resolve members.

Please register at admin@resolvenewengland.org or 781-890-2250 so that we may contact you if there are cancelations

http://www.resolvenewengland.org/    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday December 12, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, September 5 - December 19th, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Refugee Women's Support Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sylvia Staub     sylviastaub@earthlink.net
   

Not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lipshires   413-263-6828 ext 395   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

This month's selection is: The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri (2003) 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
   

Join us in the Community Room for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Health Department Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Soloe Dennis   413-787-6761   sdennis@springfieldcityhall.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

Drop in and play your favorite Wii games in the community room! Snacks provided. This program is for teens ages 11-18.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_handshake 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Respecting Ourselves: a Teen Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Hrobsky   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This series of group discussions and activities for teens12-16, led by Kim Garrity, MSW, LCSW of the YWCA's Consolidated Youth Project, aims to help teens develop healthy relationships and self-esteem. The group will enjoy crafts and snacks as they explore boundary setting, consent, cyber safety, conflict resolution and nonviolence. For ages 12-18.

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_legoguy 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let your imagination run wild!

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_chess_knight 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience! Adults, age 18+ and offered every Tuesday.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
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misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Every Child Reads Info Session Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amneris Narvaez   617-320-1007   anarvaez@stand.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Information on literacy rates across the state and what parents can do to support reading and advocate for more supports.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
office_pencil 6:15 PM  -  7:45 PM Write Your Memoir Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reggie Wilson   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

You have a story to tell, let us help you write the story of your life!  Join local author and educator Haven Williams in this two-part writing workshop designed to help you find your focus and write a concise memoir. Refine your writing skill with in-class exercises and group editing. Good for beginning and intermediate level writers. 18+

    Location: Sixteen Acres
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Club Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Cesan   413-782-7702   a126chocolate@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday December 13, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BYOB Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Due to holiday scheduling, the only meeting in December will be December 13.

 

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

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Please call Emma at 413-263-6858 if you have knitting supplies to donate. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.

This adult group meets every Wednesday from 1-3 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
nat_poppy 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Scents-Sational Aromatherapy 101: Educational Make and Take Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reggie Wilson   413-263-6858   
   

Klassic Kreation's Kim Larkin will do a full presentation highlighting the history and health benefits of essential oils and healing botanicals. Patrons will then craft and assemble their own aromatherapy dream pillow, bath salts, soaps to take home for their own use!

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

Tabletop tennis anyone?  Teens are invited to join us for an afternoon of fun playing tabletop tennis/ping pong.  Two or four players can play at a time.  Play for bragging rights or just for fun; plus it's a great exercise workout!  Can you meet the challenge? Paddles, balls, nets and tables provided by the library. For ages 11-18.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
anim_dog1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Read to Momo: a Dog Who Loves to Listen Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maeleah Carlisle   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Children are invited to read to Momo, a Bright Spot Therapy Dog, in a small group setting. Call 263-6843 for more information.

 

 

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
office_meeting1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Advisory Board at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join the Mason Square Teen Advisory Board and share your ideas on improving teen programs, library materials, and everything else that will make our branch an even better place for young adults. The group is also a fun way to meet new friends, get community service hours and build your resume! Light refreshments will be served.

We will meet once a month and your time spent contributing to the Teen Advisory Board can count for volunteer hours.

If you are interested in joining Mason Square TAB, attend an upcoming meeting or contact Librarian Ellen Sulzycki at esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org or 413-263-6853.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
nat_snowman 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Snowman Night Light Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   413 263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop by and make a Snowman Night Light. This cheerful snowman will brighten the long winter nights until spring!

    Location: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
misc_teens 4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM Game On! Video Gaming for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext.425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Wednesdays, September 6 - November 29, 4:15-5 p.m. Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Comic Book Creation for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Theresa Boulrice   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 11-18.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
nat_poppy 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Scents-Sational Aromatherapy 101: Educational Make and Take Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shadd Jamison   413-263-6840   
   

Klassic Kreation's Kim Larkin will do a full presentation highlighting the history and health benefits of essential oils and healing botanicals. Patrons will then craft and assemble their own aromatherapy dream pillow, bath salts, soaps to take home for their own use!

http://klassickreations.weebly.com    
    Location: East Springfield
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Writing and Drawing Your Own Graphic Novel Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Theresa Boulrice   413-263-6836   tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the East Forest Park Library for a three-part workshop series on writing and drawing graphic novels, led by local author Haven Williams. These programs are part of the Comics Creation group for ages 11-18.

Workshop 1 - Oct.11: Learn about drawing basic shapes and faces and creating page layout.

Workshop 2 - Nov. 8: Work on shading and learn about writing dialogue balloons,  bubbles, and sound effects.

Workshop 3 - Dec.13: Learn how to create motion in your drawings, how to choose color, and work on developing the characteristics of your heroes and villains.

 

    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Trains in the Valley Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Marie Townsend     trainsinthevalley@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

"The Hartford Line"

Starting in May the Connecticut Department of Transportation will launch enhanced rail service between New Haven and Springfield.  The enhanced service will increase the frequency of trains from the current 6 round trips per day to 17 round trips per day between New Haven and Hartford and 12 round trips per day between Hartford and Springfield.  Fast convenient service will provide residents along the corridor with increased access to jobs, will provide employers with a more mobile workforce, and will promote Transit Oriented Developments that will attract a population that is seeking livable and walkable communities close to transit.   

This program will feature  John E. Bernick, P.E, Assistant Rail Administrator for Rail Design, Construction and Maintenance of Way at the Connecticut Department of Transportation and information on rail initiatives in the region. 

Trains in the Valley is an organization that wants rail passengers and rail activists to have easy access to public information on the past, present and potential future of rail service in our area. Our hope is that TrainsInTheValley.org increases overall transparency on local and regional rail issues.

https://trainsinthevalley.org/

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

Monthly all-ages craft night. Come have fun and let us clean up the mess! Held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. All Ages.

 

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday December 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_scissors 3:30 AM  -  5:00 AM Creation Station Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   (413)263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come explore the world of creativity! Every week we will experiment with different materials, methods and media guaranteed to unleash your inner maker. If you love to make and do, Creation Station is for you!

    Location: Brightwood
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Support Network Support Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cynthia Santiago   413-218-5055   csantiago@wmtcinfo.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Support group for Parent/Grandparents/Caregivers whom have children with Social, Emotiona, and Behavioral Challenges.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 10:00 AM  -  2:30 PM Get Ready to Work: Microsoft Office and Job Seeker Workshop Series Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Caitlin Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Looking for a new job? Want to increase your computer skills? Looking to impress during an interview?

The Springfield City Library is partnering with the Hampden County Sheriff's Department's Workforce Team to provide a free two-part training program for jobseekers featuring Microsoft Office classes and job seeker workshops.

Held on three consecutive Thursdays, the Microsoft Office classes are scheduled in the computer lab from 10:00am to 12:00pm and job seeker workshops are scheduled in the community room from 1:00pm to 2:30pm. A light lunch will be served between sessions.

Registrants should plan to attend all three sessions. Those who complete the program will receive a certificate and a referral for a either a free suit or interview outfit, courtesy of Suit Up Springfield or Dress for Success.

Registration is limited.

Thursday, December 14

Microsoft Powerpoint 10:00-12:00: PowerPoint is everywhere! This powerful software package is used at home and at work for organizing slides and photos, and helping people give great presentations. In this hands-on workshop, we'll make multipaged, basic PowerPoint files complete with edited images and enhanced with stylish templates giving you the skill needed for success with this popular program.

Lunch 12:00-1:00

Getting a Job 1:00-2:30 This workshop focuses on cover letter basics, resumes, and interviewing skills.

For more information and the schedule of the entire workshop series click HERE.

*Note: This program is for adults with keyboard and mouse skills.

Register for all three sessions ONLINE or by phone 413-263-6828 or 413-263-6853

Location: Central Library Computer Lab

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6828   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come join us for fun and learning at a playgroup facilitated by the Branch Children's Librarian.  Meet other families, chat with the librarian about great books for your child, enjoy the toys in our Activity Center, try out art projects, and so much more!

No registration required, just drop-in any time during the program. Birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.  An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Artist's Way Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Phyllis St. George   413-531-5023   
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist's Way, by Julia Cameron in a thirteen-week series. Each week participants review a chapter of the book and respond with written 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 for those who participate.

“This is not a library-sponsored event”

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
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misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Springfield Young Children’s System of Care Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Justin Chellman   413-787-6724   jchellman@springfieldcityhall.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
nat_snowman 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Snowman Night Light Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   413 263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop by and make a Snowman Night Light. This cheerful snowman will brighten the long winter nights until spring!

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

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

    Location: Brightwood
 
misc_house.GIF 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM MadLab: Gingerbread Houses Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Hrobsky   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Bring your creative skills to bu9ild and decorate a "Gingerbread House". Supplies will be provided while they last.

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

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

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Book & Craft Clubs    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
rec_scissors&glue 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Holiday Craft Series Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen Sulzycki   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the Mason Square Branch for a series of three drop-in, holiday craft programs. All ages.

Thursday, December 14th: Make an ornament
 

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Friday December 15, 2017 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

This adult group meets every Friday from 10-11:30 AM.
 

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

Fridays, September 1 - December 29th, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Pine Point Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
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Saturday December 16, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Let's Read and Create Art Together Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Johnston   413-263-6828 x 293   jjohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Families with children grades 2-5/ages 7-12 are welcomed to foster a joy of reading in English and Spanish and of creating fun art!  Come listen as Springfield’s own multilingual poet María Luisa Arroyo reads the bilingual book-of-the-month in English and in Spanish. Then have fun creating an art project linked with the book.  No art experience necessary for the creative art projects. Space is limited so sign up early!

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Girls Who Code Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Girls Who Code is an organization dedicated to teaching coding and programming skills to middle and high school girls. Join us in the Forest Park Activity Den to learn about computer science and apply your new skills to game creation, animation, web design, art, music, fashion, and more. Different levels of coding are available to cater to both beginners and advanced participants. This is a 20-week course that meets most Saturdays through January 2018. At the first club meeting, holidays and vacations will be discussed to determine an official last club date. Please register early to reserve a spot. This club is for girls 11-18 years of age. Happy coding!

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Kwanzaa Bazaar Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ayanna   413-886-9089   acconsultingandmedia@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

 This is a community event with vendors, speaker, entertainment and activities for the children! 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Community Enrichment Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rhonda Brace    413-627-6127   Rmbhathor@aol.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Workshop and community service planning.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Teen Book Club at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alexandra Remy   413-263-6836   aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Are you a teen who likes to read? Do you enjoy sharing your thoughts and opinions about books with other teens? Join the East Forest Park Teen Book Club each third Saturday of the month to talk about our current book choice and help choose a book for next month. Refreshments served. For ages 11-18.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
elect_laptop.GIF 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfiedllibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips!

Every Saturday afternoon 12:00 - 2:30  p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 8 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_paintpalette02 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Cookies and Canvas Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trish Labroad   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Calling all young artists (and it's okay if you don't consider yourself one): join us for a fun afternoon of painting. While your masterpiece is drying, enjoy some sweet treats. All supplies will be provided. Supplies limited, please register in advance. Ages 5 - 14.

    Location: East Springfield
 
office_meeting1 1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Teen Advisory Board at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alexandra Remy   413-263-6836   aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM DCF Family Matters Resource Day Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christina Mondesir   413-693-8187   cmondesiro74@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Educate the community on available resourses, for families dealing with Department of Childrens and Families (DCF).  Learn the resources in your comm unity to help you during and after your involvement with DCF.

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

Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Children’s Program Room. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft.  No registration required.  Ages 3-10, siblings welcome! 

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday December 18, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Galbreath   (413)263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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.

Every Monday. Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shadd Jamison   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Recommended for ages 12 months-4 years, siblings welcome.

    Location: East Springfield
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rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Craft Your Cares Away Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come to "Craft Your Cares Away" with Tricia. We will be relaxing, socializing, and making crafts to take your mind off your everyday worries for an hour. All necessary supplies will be available at no cost, and light refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library will be offered too. Ages 18+.

    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_scissors&glue 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Sharpie Stained Glass Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Galbreath   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make beautiful holiday themed stained glass with Sharpies and photographic paper. For teens ages 11 and up. 

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM LEGO Club: Forest Park Brickyard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Hrobsky   413-263-6843   
   

 LEGO builders are invited to join the Forest Park Brickyard for an after school open building session. LEGO bricks provided! What can you invent?

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
food_coffee 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Teen Coffee House and Open Mic Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 x425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Share your poetry or other writing or perform music in our cozy coffee house. Feeling shy? just drop in to listen. We'll have hot beverages and some special sweets to warm you on the long nights of the Winter Solstice season. Suggested for ages 12-19. Writings may be on any topic, including personal and social themes, but language should be appropriate for a mixed-age audience.

    Location: Central Library
        There are 25 spaces available.
 
misc_hammer 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Hack Attack! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jinnie Trabulsi   413-263-6828 x201   jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us as we break things apart and put them back together! Create monster toys, disassemble machines, and work on special wild card projects. Ages 8-12, limited to ten kids on a first come basis. Caregiver participation encouraged. Every Monday evening through February 26th, 2018 (excluding holidays).

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday December 19, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, September 5 - December 19th, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Refugee Women's Support Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sylvia Staub     sylviastaub@earthlink.net
   

Not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM MASS Support Group for the Blind Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Annette Davis Harris   413-783-6612   davisharris@verizon.net
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    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
   

Join us in the Community Room 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 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Community Prayer and Bible Study Fellowship Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pastor Mattie Johnson   413-686-7996   jmattiep19@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Community and prayer meeting promoting personal and spiritual development.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
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food_salad 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Tasty Tuesday at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alexandra Remy   (413) 263-6843   aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tasty Tuesday will feature a healthy and easy recipe for the teens to learn how to make. Teens will make a delicious after school snack as well as learning useful life skills and meal planning. Teens should come hungry and ready to get their hands messy!

Ages 12-19 welcome.

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_legoguy 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let your imagination run wild!

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

Experience a new flavor.  Learn how to make a tasty snack.  This program is for teens. For ages 11-18.

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

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

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

Once you have a profile in SkillSmart, you will automatically receive notifications on job openings, educational opportunities, and other important MGM Springfield employment updates. 

No registration required. Bring a friend and tell your family! Brought to you by Springfield City Library and Opportunity Services, Inc. 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_chess_knight 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience! Adults, age 18+ and offered every Tuesday.

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday December 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_scissors 3:30 AM  -  5:00 AM Creation Station Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   (413)263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come explore the world of creativity! Every week we will experiment with different materials, methods and media guaranteed to unleash your inner maker. If you love to make and do, Creation Station is for you!

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
    Join us for stories, songs, movement, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Urban League Grandparent's Inservice Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andrew Cade   413-262-1429   andrew6503@aol.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Cade    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Please call Emma at 413-263-6858 if you have knitting supplies to donate. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.

This adult group meets every Wednesday from 1-3 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_candle_1.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Frosted Candle Holder Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Geneva Caffee   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make your own textured frosted candle holder to bring home and enjoy.  Create a beautiful winter wonderland decoration using epsom salt crystals, shinny ribbons, candles and silvery accents and let this simple idea take you to a magical place.  Great to give as a gift. For teens 11-18.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM SPS Monthly Nursing Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Webb Barrett   413-478-5369   webbv@springfieldpublicschools.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
anim_dog1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Read to Momo: a Dog Who Loves to Listen Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maeleah Carlisle   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Children are invited to read to Momo, a Bright Spot Therapy Dog, in a small group setting. Call 263-6843 for more information.

 

 

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
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 Girls 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. Third Wednesday of the every month.

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

Wednesdays, September 6 - November 29, 4:15-5 p.m. Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
anim_mouse_01 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Winter Wildlife Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Corey Ferguson   413-263-6828 x201   cferguson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us as we explore how animals survive in winter with the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge. Learn about wildlife adaptations and survival skills, complete with hands-on activities, skins, and skulls! Ages 5-12.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Pioneer Valley DSA General Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Edward McCoy   512-947-2828   edwardmccoy@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Join us for the monthly meeting of the Pioneer Valley Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). All are welcome.

McCoy    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Thursday December 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_scissors 3:30 AM  -  5:00 AM Creation Station Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   (413)263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come explore the world of creativity! Every week we will experiment with different materials, methods and media guaranteed to unleash your inner maker. If you love to make and do, Creation Station is for you!

    Location: Brightwood
 
elect_laptop.GIF 10:00 AM  -  2:30 PM Get Ready to Work: Microsoft Office and Job Seeker Workshop Series Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Caitlin Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Looking for a new job? Want to increase your computer skills? Looking to impress during an interview?

The Springfield City Library is partnering with the Hampden County Sheriff's Department's Workforce Team to provide a free two-part training program for jobseekers featuring Microsoft Office classes and job seeker workshops.

Held on three consecutive Thursdays, the Microsoft Office classes are scheduled in the computer lab from 10:00am to 12:00pm and job seeker workshops are scheduled in the community room from 1:00pm to 2:30pm. A light lunch will be served between sessions.

Registrants should plan to attend all three sessions. Those who complete the program will receive a certificate and a referral for a either a free suit or interview outfit, courtesy of Suit Up Springfield or Dress for Success.

Registration is limited.

Thursday, December 21

Microsoft Excel 10:00-12:00: Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel, the world's leading desktop spreadsheet. Excel is used both at home and in the office to help with a wide range of personal and business management services including basic bookkeeping and accounting, to maintaining mailing lists and more.

Lunch 12:00-1:00

Keeping a Job 1:00-2:30:This workshop will go over work/life balance and the skills needed for the modern work environment.

For more information and the schedule of the entire workshop series click HERE.

*Note: This program is for adults with keyboard and mouse skills.

Register for all three sessions ONLINE or by phone 413-263-6828 or 413-263-6853

Location: Central Library Computer Lab

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6828   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come join us for fun and learning at a playgroup facilitated by the Branch Children's Librarian.  Meet other families, chat with the librarian about great books for your child, enjoy the toys in our Activity Center, try out art projects, and so much more!

No registration required, just drop-in any time during the program. Birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.  An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_star_white_in_red 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Decorate a Delicious Cookie! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   413 263 6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us to decorate cookies. How creative can you be? Come satisfy your sweet tooth, and have some fun. Quantities are limited, so come early! For children and teens ages 5 and up.

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

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

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

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

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Book & Craft Clubs    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Community Police Team Sector F Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Magda Rodriguez   413-787-6359   Mrodriguez4@springfieldpolice.net
   

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
holiday_gift 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Holiday Craft Series Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen Sulzycki   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the Mason Square Branch for a series of drop-in, holiday craft programs. All ages.

Thursday, December 21: Make your own wrapping paper

    Location: Mason Square
Friday December 22, 2017 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

This adult group meets every Friday from 10-11:30 AM.
 

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

Fridays, September 1 - December 29th, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Pine Point Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday December 23, 2017 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Girls Who Code - Not Meeting This Day Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Girls Who Code is an organization dedicated to teaching coding and programming skills to middle and high school girls. Join us in the Forest Park Activity Den to learn about computer science and apply your new skills to game creation, animation, web design, art, music, fashion, and more. Different levels of coding are available to cater to both beginners and advanced participants. This is a 20-week course that meets most Saturdays through January 2018. At the first club meeting, holidays and vacations will be discussed to determine an official last club date. Please register early to reserve a spot. This club is for girls 11-18 years of age. Happy coding!

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
elect_laptop.GIF 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfiedllibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips!

Every Saturday afternoon 12:00 - 2:30  p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 8 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Community Prayer and Bible Study Fellowship Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pastor Mattie Johnson   413-686-7996   jmattiep19@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsred event.

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

Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Children’s Program Room. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft.  No registration required.  Ages 3-10, siblings welcome! 

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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Sunday December 24, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_wreath Christmas Eve: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

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

Locations and Hours    
    Location: All Library Locations
Monday December 25, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_wreath Christmas Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

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

Locations and Hours    
    Location: All Library Locations
Tuesday December 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Refugee Women's Support Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sylvia Staub     sylviastaub@earthlink.net
   

Not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park
 
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
   

Join us in the Community Room 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
 
nat_snow_02 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Wonderful Winter Wands Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Emma Peterson   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Get together with other teens to make a wand, snowflake or other wintry craft.  Everyone is welcome to join!  If you're not feeling crafty, it's fine to come anyway and enjoy a stressfree time.  This event is intended for 11-19 year olds.  Hot chocolate will be served.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mayor's Commission on Disabilities Monthly Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elizabeth Leak   413-787-6757   ELeak@springfieldcityhall.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The MOCD is an ongoing focus group comprised of 5 residents, selected by the Mayor’s office, that meet monthly to consider, address, and solve issues specific to Springfield’s handicap and disabled population.

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

Drop in and play your favorite Wii games in the community room! Snacks provided. This program is for teens ages 11-18.

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_legoguy 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let your imagination run wild!

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
office_meeting1 4:30 PM  -  5:45 PM Teen Readers Advisory Panel Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Here's your chance to meet regularly the last Tuesday of the month to share ideas about improving library programming for teens, plan events, give input for materials selection and other fun activities. Light refreshments will be served. This program is suggested for teens ages 13-19. If interested, please register online or in person and a librarian will contact you about the application process.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience! Adults, age 18+ and offered every Tuesday.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
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Wednesday December 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_scissors 3:30 AM  -  5:00 AM Creation Station Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   (413)263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come explore the world of creativity! Every week we will experiment with different materials, methods and media guaranteed to unleash your inner maker. If you love to make and do, Creation Station is for you!

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
    Join us for stories, songs, movement, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Please call Emma at 413-263-6858 if you have knitting supplies to donate. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.

This adult group meets every Wednesday from 1-3 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, September 6 - November 29, 4:15-5 p.m. Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
holiday_wreath 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Decorate a Delicious Cookie! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Galbreath   413 263 6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Decorate a Delicious Cookie! Have a sweet tooth that needs soothing? Come to the Teen Area and we will have sugar cookies and all of the fixings. Quantities will be limited so come early. For children and teens ages 5 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
misc_candle_1.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Decorative Tea Lights Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maureen Tipton   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Brighten up your winter by creating your own tea light luminary. This decorative jar luminary will bring a warm, attractive glow into any winter's night. Available while supplies last.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_star_white_in_red 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Chocolate Celebration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a celebration of all things chocolate! We'll have games that celebrate our favorite candy, and lots of samples on hand to taste test. See who can make the tallest Oreo tower. Who can sort M&M's the fastest? How many chocolate kisses can you unwrap in a minute? Brave our blindfolded test to see if you can identify the various chocolate candies we'll offer! For ages 11-19.

    Location: East Springfield
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
lib_book3 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan.

We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book are available at the branch.  Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome. This group meets every month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. (earlier Winter start time) on the last Wednesday of the month.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday December 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_scissors 3:30 AM  -  5:00 AM Creation Station Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   (413)263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come explore the world of creativity! Every week we will experiment with different materials, methods and media guaranteed to unleash your inner maker. If you love to make and do, Creation Station is for you!

    Location: Brightwood
 
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   413-263-6828   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come join us for fun and learning at a playgroup facilitated by the Branch Children's Librarian.  Meet other families, chat with the librarian about great books for your child, enjoy the toys in our Activity Center, try out art projects, and so much more!

No registration required, just drop-in any time during the program. Birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.  An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_games 1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Gaming Afternoon Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a casual afternoon of gaming. We'll have multiple games available to play. Some will be familiar. Some may be completely new to you. Don't worry, we'll teach you to play! Hot chocolate and cookies will also be provided while you play. For ages 11-19.

    Location: East Springfield
        There are 25 spaces available.
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rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Book & Craft Clubs    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
Friday December 29, 2017 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

This adult group meets every Friday from 10-11:30 AM.
 

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

Fridays, September 1 - December 29th, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

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

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

This adult group meets every Friday from 1-2:30 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Pine Point Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

This program is for ages 8-18 and is held every week.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
lib_book_mag 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Juice Bar Trivia Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Teens, you may have heard of Bar Trivia. Well, join us for Juice Bar Trivia! Enjoy free snacks and soft drinks, and test your knowledge in our trivia contest. Prizes will be awarded for the most questions answered right! For ages 11-19.

    Location: East Springfield
        There are 10 spaces available.
Saturday December 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM ADULT FIRST AID/CPR/AED Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Edwin Lara   617-271-1123   edwin.lara@1199funds.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Girls Who Code Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Girls Who Code is an organization dedicated to teaching coding and programming skills to middle and high school girls. Join us in the Forest Park Activity Den to learn about computer science and apply your new skills to game creation, animation, web design, art, music, fashion, and more. Different levels of coding are available to cater to both beginners and advanced participants. This is a 20-week course that meets most Saturdays through January 2018. At the first club meeting, holidays and vacations will be discussed to determine an official last club date. Please register early to reserve a spot. This club is for girls 11-18 years of age. Happy coding!

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
elect_laptop.GIF 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfiedllibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips!

Every Saturday afternoon 12:00 - 2:30  p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 8 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
food_teapot.GIF 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM A Holiday Tea at Hogwarts Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a magical holiday celebration! Its the winter holidays here at Hogwarts, and you've just received an owl inviting you to come! We'll have the best wizarding foods you could hope for, as well as games and Trivia. You're welcome to come in your Hogwarts best, or even use a  Polyjuice Potion to come looking like your favorite character! Professor McGonagal will be waiting to welcome you! For teens and their friends and families; suggested for ages 8 and up.

    Location: East Springfield
        There are 25 spaces available.
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lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Children’s Program Room. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft.  No registration required.  Ages 3-10, siblings welcome! 

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday December 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_party1 New Year's Eve: Central Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

The Central Library will be closed on Sunday, December 31, New Year's Eve.

Locations and Hours    
    Location: All Library Locations
Monday January 1, 2018 Go To Top
misc_party1 New Year's Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

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

Locations and Hours    
    Location: All Library Locations
Tuesday January 2, 2018 -  Sunday February 25, 2018 Go To Top
elect_camera Art Central: Memories from Mexico and the Caribbean Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828, x221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

See Hispanic America through the eyes of art photographer Susan Holmes. Her bright and vivid reflections of people and places capture the joy, beauty, and uniqueness of life lived in the Caribbean. From stunning seascapes to playful portraits Susan's works are a personal yet powerful introduction to Hispanic culture and tropical life.

    Location: Central Library
Tuesday January 2, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    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
   

Join us in the Community Room for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM City Hall Health Department Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Soloe Dennis   413-787-6761   sdennis@springfieldcityhall.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
office_meeting1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Advisory Board at Brightwood 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. For ages 11-18

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Emma Peterson   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 -18.

 

    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. First Tuesday of the month through June 2018.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
    Registration will begin on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Delta Sigma Theta Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: LaTasha Green   413-221-3439   latashagreen@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience! Adults, age 18+ and offered every Tuesday.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
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Wednesday January 3, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM BYOB Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Gaming Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sara Deignan   413-263-6828   sdeignan@springfieldibrary.org
   

Play computer games and make friends at the Gaming Club! We will be playing games that encourage collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking, including Minecraft, Roblox, Scratch, and Makey Makey. Limited to 5 kids. Ages 8-12. Sign-ups begin at 5:15 p.m. weekly. Every Wednesday, January 3rd - February 28th. 

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

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners. All meetings unless otherwise noted will be held on the first Wednesday of the month in the Community Room of the Central Library, 220 State Street, and begin at 5:30 pm. No meetings in July and August.
 

Library Commissioners    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_bookshelf 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Books & Brew Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Cure your mid-week blues with a lively book discussion and some brew at Nathan Bill's Bar and Restaurant, 110 Island Pond Road. All are welcome!

For our next meeting we will be discussing  Wishin' and Hopin': A Christmas Story by Wally Lamb.                                              

Copies of this title will be available for pickup at the East Forest Park Library prior to the meeting. No sign up is required, however, please contact the branch if you have any questions.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday January 4, 2018 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   413-263-6828   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come join us for fun and learning at a playgroup facilitated by the Branch Children's Librarian.  Meet other families, chat with the librarian about great books for your child, enjoy the toys in our Activity Center, try out art projects, and so much more!

No registration required, just drop-in any time during the program. Birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.  An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Artist's Way Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Phyllis St. George   413-531-5023   
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist's Way, by Julia Cameron in a thirteen-week series. Each week participants review a chapter of the book and respond with written 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 for those who participate.

“This is not a library-sponsored event”

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
lib_book3 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   efilios@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This month the Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss Daughters of the Samurai by Janice P. Nimura

We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book will be available at the branch. Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome. This group meets meets every month from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month. 

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_globe 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Register to Work at MGM! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Caitlin Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Once you have a profile in SkillSmart, you will automatically receive notifications on job openings, educational opportunities, and other important MGM Springfield employment updates. 

No registration required. Bring a friend and tell your family! Brought to you by Springfield City Library and Opportunity Services, Inc. 



Location: Central Library - Rice Hall

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

Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday in the Children's Workroom.

All ages welcome!

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Book & Craft Clubs    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM WalkBike Springfield 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.

Regular meeting of WalkBike Springfield, working to improve conditions for walking and bicycling in Springfield.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
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Friday January 5, 2018 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_yoga 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Tai Chi for Everyone Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shadd Jamison   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tai Chi is a slow motion, low impact form of exercise that is suitable for people of any age. Tai Chi is often referred to as “Moving Meditation” and can be practiced by almost anyone. Event will take place outside on the lawn at East Springfield Library, weather permitting. Ages 10-seniors.
 

    Location: East Springfield
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday January 6, 2018 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Girls Who Code Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Girls Who Code is an organization dedicated to teaching coding and programming skills to middle and high school girls. Join us in the Forest Park Activity Den to learn about computer science and apply your new skills to game creation, animation, web design, art, music, fashion, and more. Different levels of coding are available to cater to both beginners and advanced participants. This is a 20-week course that meets most Saturdays through January 2018. At the first club meeting, holidays and vacations will be discussed to determine an official last club date. Please register early to reserve a spot. This club is for girls 11-18 years of age. Happy coding!

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
rec_legoguy 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Duplo Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trish LaBroad   413-263-6840   
   

Calling all families of children birth - 5!  Learn, play and meet new friends at this fun neighborhood gathering.  We'll have plenty of Duplo blocks (a bigger, child safe version of Legos) available to encourage building and exploration.

Older siblings are welcome.  An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.  No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program.

    Location: East Springfield
Monday January 8, 2018 Go To Top
misc_hammer 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Hack Attack! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jinnie Trabulsi   413-263-6828 x201   jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us as we break things apart and put them back together! Create monster toys, disassemble machines, and work on special wild card projects. Ages 8-12, limited to ten kids on a first come basis. Caregiver participation encouraged. Every Monday evening through February 26th, 2018 (excluding holidays).

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Infertility Support Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erin Chrusciel   413-348-0505   erin@erinchrusciel.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Our peer-led support groups are available to women, men, individuals and couples currently struggling with infertility. This open forum enables you to meet others who are facing similar challenges, in a relaxed and confidential setting. Topics of discussion may include current treatment, dealing with friends & family, and coping strategies. 1 in 8 couples in the US struggle with infertility. You are not alone.

http://www.resolvenewengland.org/support/#springfi    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday January 9, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lipshires   413-263-6828 ext 395   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

This month's selection is:

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_computer3 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Hi!Tech: Getting Started with Computers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Mickelsen   413-263-6828, x442   amickelsen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This hands-on workshop reviews basic keyboarding and mousing and more to get you comfortably started. No experience necessary. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffleThis program is intended for people aged 18 years or older.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
    Registration will begin on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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
   

Join us in the Community Room for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM City Hall Health Department Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Soloe Dennis   413-787-6761   sdennis@springfieldcityhall.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

Drop in and play your favorite Wii games in the community room! Snacks provided. This program is for teens ages 11-18.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Emma Peterson   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 -18.

 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_chess_knight 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience! Adults, age 18+ and offered every Tuesday.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday January 10, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BYOB Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Tabletop tennis anyone?  Teens are invited to join us for an afternoon of fun playing tabletop tennis/ping pong.  Two or four players can play at a time.  Play for bragging rights or just for fun; plus it's a great exercise workout!  Can you meet the challenge? Paddles, balls, nets and tables provided by the library. For ages 11-18.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Gaming Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sara Deignan   413-263-6828   sdeignan@springfieldibrary.org
   

Play computer games and make friends at the Gaming Club! We will be playing games that encourage collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking, including Minecraft, Roblox, Scratch, and Makey Makey. Limited to 5 kids. Ages 8-12. Sign-ups begin at 5:15 p.m. weekly. Every Wednesday, January 3rd - February 28th. 

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Comic Book Creation for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Theresa Boulrice   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 11-18.

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

Monthly all-ages craft night. Come have fun and let us clean up the mess! Held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. All Ages.

 

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday January 11, 2018 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   413-263-6828   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come join us for fun and learning at a playgroup facilitated by the Branch Children's Librarian.  Meet other families, chat with the librarian about great books for your child, enjoy the toys in our Activity Center, try out art projects, and so much more!

No registration required, just drop-in any time during the program. Birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.  An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Artist's Way Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Phyllis St. George   413-531-5023   
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist's Way, by Julia Cameron in a thirteen-week series. Each week participants review a chapter of the book and respond with written 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 for those who participate.

“This is not a library-sponsored event”

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Springfield Young Children’s System of Care Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Justin Chellman   413-787-6724   jchellman@springfieldcityhall.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday in the Children's Workroom.

All ages welcome!

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Friday January 12, 2018 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

Once you have a profile in SkillSmart, you will automatically receive notifications on job openings, educational opportunities, and other important MGM Springfield employment updates. 

No registration required. Bring a friend and tell your family! Brought to you by Springfield City Library and Opportunity Services, Inc. 

This program is for adults.

    Location: Mason Square
Saturday January 13, 2018 Go To Top
eth_pottery 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Fighting the Flu with Essential Oils Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marisa Reichert   413-263-6828, x395   mreichert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

What's all the fuss about essential oils? Do you DIY (do it yourself) or want to try? This hands-on workshop will explain the buzz behind homemade remedies and walk you through making your own hand sanitizer and chest rub!

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Girls Who Code Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Girls Who Code is an organization dedicated to teaching coding and programming skills to middle and high school girls. Join us in the Forest Park Activity Den to learn about computer science and apply your new skills to game creation, animation, web design, art, music, fashion, and more. Different levels of coding are available to cater to both beginners and advanced participants. This is a 20-week course that meets most Saturdays through January 2018. At the first club meeting, holidays and vacations will be discussed to determine an official last club date. Please register early to reserve a spot. This club is for girls 11-18 years of age. Happy coding!

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM City Soul Winter Market Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz O'Gilvie   413-244-5859   citysoulmarket@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Indoor market featuring fall & winter produce, fresh baked goods, natural products and crafts by local farms and businesses.

SNAP and HIP welcomed.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Monday January 15, 2018 Go To Top
holiday_MLK_face.GIF Martin Luther King Jr Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

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

Locations and Hours    
    Location: All Library Locations
Tuesday January 16, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  3:30 PM Promoting Integrated Literacy Learning in Grades 4–12 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tracey Martineau   413-519-8426   tmartineau@doe.mass.edu
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.Network meeting for educators to deepen their understanding of the integration the curriculum frameworks.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
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elect_computer3 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Hi!Tech: Continuing with Computers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alison Messier   413-263-6828, x426   amessier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This hands-on workshop builds on Getting Started with Computers by reviewing basic aspects of computer use including file management, text editing, and more. It is the perfect class for someone new to the computer but can use 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 raffleThis program is intended for people aged 18 years or older.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
    Registration will begin on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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
   

Join us in the Community Room 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 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Emma Peterson   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 -18.

 

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

Experience a new flavor.  Learn how to make a tasty snack.  This program is for teens. For ages 11-18.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_handshake 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Register to Work at MGM! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Once you have a profile in SkillSmart, you will automatically receive notifications on job openings, educational opportunities, and other important MGM Springfield employment updates. 

No registration required. Bring a friend and tell your family! Brought to you by Springfield City Library and Opportunity Services, Inc. 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_chess_knight 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience! Adults, age 18+ and offered every Tuesday.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday January 17, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Urban League Grandparent's Inservice Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andrew Cade   413-262-1429   andrew6503@aol.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

Based on the American Girls 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. Third Wednesday of the every month.

    Location: East Springfield
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Gaming Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sara Deignan   413-263-6828   sdeignan@springfieldibrary.org
   

Play computer games and make friends at the Gaming Club! We will be playing games that encourage collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking, including Minecraft, Roblox, Scratch, and Makey Makey. Limited to 5 kids. Ages 8-12. Sign-ups begin at 5:15 p.m. weekly. Every Wednesday, January 3rd - February 28th. 

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
food_chili.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Chili Night at East Forest Park Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Grodofsky   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Cook up your favorite chili recipe - Beef, Chicken, Vegetarian, Ground Turkey, White Bean, Fire Engine Hot – or experiment with something new.  Bring enough for people to taste and share (figure on ¼ cup per person with about 12 people in attendance). Bring the recipe so that we may copy and share it, too.  We will spice up the East Forest Park Library with a fun and tasty evening!! Beverages and cornbread will be provided.

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 16 spaces available.
Thursday January 18, 2018 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   413-263-6828   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come join us for fun and learning at a playgroup facilitated by the Branch Children's Librarian.  Meet other families, chat with the librarian about great books for your child, enjoy the toys in our Activity Center, try out art projects, and so much more!

No registration required, just drop-in any time during the program. Birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.  An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Artist's Way Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Phyllis St. George   413-531-5023   
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist's Way, by Julia Cameron in a thirteen-week series. Each week participants review a chapter of the book and respond with written 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 for those who participate.

“This is not a library-sponsored event”

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

Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday in the Children's Workroom.

All ages welcome!

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Book & Craft Clubs    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Community Police Team Sector F Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Magda Rodriguez   413-787-6359   Mrodriguez4@springfieldpolice.net
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday January 19, 2018 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday January 20, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Let's Read and Create Art Together Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Johnston   413-263-6828 x 293   jjohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Families with children grades 2-5/ages 7-12 are welcomed to foster a joy of reading in English and Spanish and of creating fun art!  Come listen as Springfield’s own multilingual poet María Luisa Arroyo reads the bilingual book-of-the-month in English and in Spanish. Then have fun creating an art project linked with the book.  No art experience necessary for the creative art projects. Space is limited so sign up early!

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Girls Who Code Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Girls Who Code is an organization dedicated to teaching coding and programming skills to middle and high school girls. Join us in the Forest Park Activity Den to learn about computer science and apply your new skills to game creation, animation, web design, art, music, fashion, and more. Different levels of coding are available to cater to both beginners and advanced participants. This is a 20-week course that meets most Saturdays through January 2018. At the first club meeting, holidays and vacations will be discussed to determine an official last club date. Please register early to reserve a spot. This club is for girls 11-18 years of age. Happy coding!

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Poetry for Truth Ancient and New Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Julie Rose   413-238-1280   registration@truthschool.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This workshop will explore the poetic and energetic offerings of truth-seekers, ancient and new. It is open to everyone--all levels, all experiences. No writing or movment experience required. 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Monday January 22, 2018 -  Wednesday February 7, 2018 Go To Top
holiday_heart2 Valentines for Vets Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413 263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Enjoy a special family activity while honoring local veterans.  Youth and their families are welcome to drop in at any location to make a Valentine card for residents of the Holyoke Soldiers Home.  The library provides all the materials and will hand deliver your homemade creation in time for the holiday. During open hours.

    Location: All Library Locations
Monday January 22, 2018 Go To Top
food_meal 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Monday Munchies: Quick Cooking for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Teens, try out some quick and delicious recipes and expand your palate with some new, tasty ingredients. For ages 11-19.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_hammer 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Hack Attack! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jinnie Trabulsi   413-263-6828 x201   jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us as we break things apart and put them back together! Create monster toys, disassemble machines, and work on special wild card projects. Ages 8-12, limited to ten kids on a first come basis. Caregiver participation encouraged. Every Monday evening through February 26th, 2018 (excluding holidays).

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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Tuesday January 23, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_computer3 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Hi!Tech: Introduction to the Web Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lipshires   413-263-6828, x395   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Develop the skill you need to explore and use the web confidently and competently. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is needed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffleThis program is intended for people aged 18 years or older.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
    Registration will begin on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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
   

Join us in the Community Room for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

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

Drop in and play your favorite Wii games in the community room! Snacks provided. This program is for teens ages 11-18.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Emma Peterson   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 -18.

 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_chess_knight 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience! Adults, age 18+ and offered every Tuesday.

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

 
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday January 24, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BYOB Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Springfield Public Schools Parent Engagement Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sharon Maylor   413-787-6959   maylors@springfieldpublicschools.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This trainings will build the capacity of school staff to effectively work with parent groups and improve their facilitation skill while increasing knowledge regarding best practices to effectively engage families.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Gaming Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sara Deignan   413-263-6828   sdeignan@springfieldibrary.org
   

Play computer games and make friends at the Gaming Club! We will be playing games that encourage collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking, including Minecraft, Roblox, Scratch, and Makey Makey. Limited to 5 kids. Ages 8-12. Sign-ups begin at 5:15 p.m. weekly. Every Wednesday, January 3rd - February 28th. 

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Thursday January 25, 2018 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   413-263-6828   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come join us for fun and learning at a playgroup facilitated by the Branch Children's Librarian.  Meet other families, chat with the librarian about great books for your child, enjoy the toys in our Activity Center, try out art projects, and so much more!

No registration required, just drop-in any time during the program. Birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.  An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Artist's Way Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Phyllis St. George   413-531-5023   
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist's Way, by Julia Cameron in a thirteen-week series. Each week participants review a chapter of the book and respond with written 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 for those who participate.

“This is not a library-sponsored event”

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

Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday in the Children's Workroom.

All ages welcome!

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
rec_paintpalette 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Book & Craft Clubs    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
Friday January 26, 2018 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM ESOL Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Glenn Yarnell    413-734-6696   adulteducation@grayhouse.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This is an ESOL class offered by The Gray House. At this time, enrollment is restricted to the Nepali community.

 

Yarnell    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM ESOL Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Glenn Yarnell    413-734-6696   adulteducation@grayhouse.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This is an ESOL class offered by The Gray House.

 

Yarnell    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
Saturday January 27, 2018 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Girls Who Code Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Girls Who Code is an organization dedicated to teaching coding and programming skills to middle and high school girls. Join us in the Forest Park Activity Den to learn about computer science and apply your new skills to game creation, animation, web design, art, music, fashion, and more. Different levels of coding are available to cater to both beginners and advanced participants. This is a 20-week course that meets most Saturdays through January 2018. At the first club meeting, holidays and vacations will be discussed to determine an official last club date. Please register early to reserve a spot. This club is for girls 11-18 years of age. Happy coding!

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
Sunday January 28, 2018 Go To Top
ent_note 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Rotunda Rhythms: Carol Daggs in Song Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828, x221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Welcome in the New Year with friend and neighbor Carol Daggs!  Enjoy her mix of favorite cover songs and originals featuring her delightful voice and stiring compositions. Good for the entire family, this is sure to please. Free attendance raffle to all those who attend. Funding provided by the Friends of the Library and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. All ages.

    Location: Central Library Rotunda
Monday January 29, 2018 Go To Top
misc_hammer 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Hack Attack! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jinnie Trabulsi   413-263-6828 x201   jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us as we break things apart and put them back together! Create monster toys, disassemble machines, and work on special wild card projects. Ages 8-12, limited to ten kids on a first come basis. Caregiver participation encouraged. Every Monday evening through February 26th, 2018 (excluding holidays).

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday January 30, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_computer3 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Hi!Tech: Using Email Like a Pro Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Grodofsky   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

From attachments and downloads to folders, spam, and more, this workshop can help you use email effectively and efficiently. Participants need an active email account to attend this workshop, and attendees earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech.  led by Linda

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
    Registration will begin on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
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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
   

Join us in the Community Room 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 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mayor's Commission on Disabilities Monthly Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elizabeth Leak   413-787-6757   ELeak@springfieldcityhall.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Meeting of the Mayor's Commission on Disability Board members. 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Emma Peterson   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 -18.

 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
office_meeting1 4:30 PM  -  5:45 PM Teen Readers Advisory Panel Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Here's your chance to meet regularly the last Tuesday of the month to share ideas about improving library programming for teens, plan events, give input for materials selection and other fun activities. Light refreshments will be served. This program is suggested for teens ages 13-19. If interested, please register online or in person and a librarian will contact you about the application process.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info