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Monday July 2, 2018 -  Thursday August 30, 2018 Go To Top
elect_camera Art Central: Historic Homes of Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828, x221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

One of Springfield's many assets is its wonderful housing stock. See the beautiful homes painstakingly restored by scores of its residents. From Queen Ann Victorians to Colonial Revivals and many more styles, there is great variety and beauty. On display are the 2017 and 2018 award winners as selected by the Springfield Preservation Trust, a local advocacy group for historic preservation. www.springfieldpreservation.org

    Location: Central Library
Monday August 20, 2018 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue Art and Recyclables Makerspace Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Monday | During Open Hours | Children

Drop in to learn and explore at our makerspace!  This creative space for kids and their families is chock full of art supplies and recycled stuff waiting to be transformed into something new.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
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
   

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

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.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Monday | Ages 5-10

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 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Hrobsky   413-263-6843   
   

Every Monday | Best for children ages 5 - 12

Join your fellow LEGO fans for an afternoon of building. What can you create?

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
Tuesday August 21, 2018 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Hi!Tech: Introduction to the Web Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lipshires   413-263-6828, x395   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Develop the skill you need to explore and use the web confidently and competently in this interactive and hands-on workshop. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is needed. Led by Lisa. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. 18+

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
   
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maeleah Carlisle   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 AM | Recommended for ages 1-3 1/2 years old, siblings welcome.

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.

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_Scrabble 1:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Teen Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Emma Peterson   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be this summer, look no further.  Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you’ve been pondering or play one of our many board games -- and let’s not forget all the inspiration that rests right on our shelves.  Enjoy the company of others or grab a quiet space for some precious alone time.  This activity is for teens ages 12-18.

    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: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
    Every Tuesday | Ages birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

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.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 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
   

Every Tuesday | Ages 7-18

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 p.m. to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time!

    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: Meg Galbreath   (413) 263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Tuesday | Children

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
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food_salad 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Tasty Tuesday at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
    Meets the second Tuesday of every month | For teens, ages 11-18

Experience a new flavor.  Learn how to make a tasty snack.

    Location: Brightwood 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: Emma   Peterson   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
    Tuesdays | Adults, age 18+

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!

    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
   

Meets on the third Tuesday of every month | Adults

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 meets monthly at the Sixteen Acres Branch Library.  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 August 22, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BYOB Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month, except December 26 | Adults

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!

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  5:00 PM Nursing Fair Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Mistivar   413-992-7106   amistivar@stcc.edu
   

This is not a library event.

This event is for nurses, wanting to learn about nursing school and work.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Wellspring Harvest Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Emily Kawano   413-461-8203   emilykawano@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Wellspring Harvest training workshop

    Location: Indian Orchard 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: Emma Peterson   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
    Meets every Wednesday | Adults

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.

 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Hora de cuentos bilingues Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Los miércoles 1:30 a 2:30 p.m. Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, y los hermanos son bienvenidos.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_sound 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sensory Play Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sara Deignan   413-263-6828 x.201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, August 22, Thursday August 23rd, Wednesday August 29, and Thursday August 30.

2:00- 3:00 pm. 

Join us for Sensory Play! Sensory play helps develop children's social, cognitive and physical abilities and stimulation of the five senses encourages brain development. We will play with kinetic sand, make music, blow bubbles, and create sensory art. Come all four days for different activities! Ages 3 - 10, siblings welcome.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_chefshat 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fun With Food Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shadd Jamison   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come join us as we make crafts out of food for kids and teens.

Every Wednesday from June 27 - August 22.

    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_scissors&glue 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Fabulous Suncatchers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Geneva Caffee   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come in for an afternoon of making this creative and fun activity using gems, beads, feathers and other craft materials.  All materials will be provided.  Bring completed items home to display in your window and enjoy all summer long.  This program is for ages 11-18.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_watercan 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Water Games At East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe   4132636840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Its late summer! Its hot! What better way to cool down than to take your place for the water games at East Springfield! On Aug 22, 2018 join us at 3:00 on the front lawn of the library.  We'll have water based fun for all!  Wear clothes you don't mind getting wet in, and bring a towel! Snacks will be served. For teens 11-18.

(Raindate will be Aug 29, from 3:00-4:30)

    Location: East Springfield
        There are 14 spaces available.
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food_ice cream cone 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Ice Cream Instagram Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext.425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for an Instagram scavenger hunt and ice cream party. The rules of the hunt are simple: take a selfie at each scavenger hunt location and tag the Library on Instagram. Complete the hunt and come to the Community Room for ice cream bars and other snacks. (A social-media ice cream social?) This program is intended for teens and young adults age 12 and up, but all are welcome.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_kite 3:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Let's Go Fly a Kite Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Theresa Boulrice   413-263-6836   tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come join us for a last summer fling before school starts. Create a Korean shield kite and send it soaring.  
For ages 8 and up.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_knitting 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   413 263 6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
    Meets every Wednesday | Adults

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

 

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Womens United of Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Minnie Galloway   413-233-8924   
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Helping  seniors, children and neighborhoods with information on available resources

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
lib_book_pencil 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Upcycle Journal Making Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Galbreath   (413) 263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Artist and crafter Christie Hester-More will offer a workshop where participants will have the opportunity to create their own one of a kind journal using upcycled materials such as discarded book sleeves and cardboard cereal boxes. We will also discuss the different uses and types of journals. For ages 9 and up. Space is limited to 12 participants.  Preregistration strongly encouraged. Please call (413) 263-6846 to reserve your spot.

    Location: Indian Orchard 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, 4:15-5 PM | Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required.

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
   

Every Wednesday | Ages 5-10

Join us each week as we have fun while strengthening creativity and engineering skills with LEGOs.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM STEM for Educators -Clarendon EES Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rosemary M Hernandez    413-731-7966   rhernandez@clarendonees.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Monthly themed meeting for Family Child Care educators.  This month we will be exploring STEM and water activities for summer curriculum.
 

    Location: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
lib_book01 6:15 PM  -  8:00 PM Author Talk: Death of an Altar Boy Book, by E.J. Fleming Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reggie Wilson   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

E. J. Fleming reviews his explosive new book "Death of an Altar Boy: The Unsolved Murder of Danny Croteau and the Culture of Abuse in the Catholic Church" in this engaging presentation.  According to the publisher "The tragic death of 13-year-old Danny Croteau in 1972 faded from headlines and memories for 20 years until the Boston abuse scandal—a string of assaults within the Catholic Church—exploded in the early 2000's. Despite numerous indications, including 40 claims of sexual misconduct with minors, pointing to him as Croteau’s killer, the Reverend Richard R. Lavigne remains “innocent.” A question and answer period will follow the talk. 18+

Copies of this and other griping books by Mr. Fleming, such as "Tread Softly: Bullying and the Death of Phoebe Prince" will be available for sale and signing. Refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   
Thursday August 23, 2018 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: Lori Chasen   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.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Vaccine Reimbursement Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meghan Bierenbroodspot   617-886-8322   meghan.bierenbroodspot@umassmed.edu
   

This is not a ilbrary-sponsored event.

We are the Commonwealth Medicine, Umass Medical School a State agency/non profit that provides a public service open to public health providers in MA. This program trains nurses on the process for receiving reimbursement for immunization services that they offer in their communities.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_sound 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sensory Play Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sara Deignan   413-263-6828 x.201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, August 22, Thursday August 23rd, Wednesday August 29, and Thursday August 30.

2:00- 3:00 pm. 

Join us for Sensory Play! Sensory play helps develop children's social, cognitive and physical abilities and stimulation of the five senses encourages brain development. We will play with kinetic sand, make music, blow bubbles, and create sensory art. Come all four days for different activities! Ages 3 - 10, siblings welcome.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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lib_book_quill 4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Your Legal Questions Answered: Landlord/Tenant Forum Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Caitlin Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

To begin the program, local lawyers will discuss apartment leases, 14- or 30-day Notices to Quit, evictions, rental disputes, and other matters concerning residential landlord/tenant issues.  In the later portion of the program, a volunteer lawyer will meet with audience members privately to discuss their questions discretely. Pizza & juice compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Please fill out the attached form if you would like to participate.

    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: Laura Normand   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Thursday | All ages welcome!

Join us in the Children's Workroom for LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild!

 

    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
    Every Thursday in the Children's Workroom | Adults and teens welcome

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.

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  -  8:00 PM COMPLY Group Discussion Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Latoya Bosworth   413-218-0418   brendaschild@brendaschild.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Group facilitation discussion for research purposes.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Friday August 24, 2018 Go To Top
food_coffeemaker 9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Come For Coffee! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   413 263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop by Brightwood Branch Friday mornings for coffee and conversation. We'll have the morning paper out, as well as crosswords and puzzles. Bring along your knitting or crochet projects and meet a friend for a hour of small talk and socializing. Coffee and tea generously provided by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Brightwood
 
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, 10:30-11:30 AM | Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

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.

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
    Meets every Friday | Adults

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.

Book & Craft Groups    
    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 Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
    Meets every Fridays | Adults

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.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_kite 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Fun Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come join us as we play outdoor lawn games at East Springfield such as Badminton, Bubbles and anything in-between. (Weather Permitting)

Every Friday from June 29 - August 24.

    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_kidsreading 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Shake, Rattle & Read! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Rock out with educators from the Eric Carle Museum in this program celebrating music and dance! Families will enjoy an interactive storytime followed by opportunities to move, play, and explore art materials.  Ages 2 and up. Children must be accompanied by a supervising adult.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  5:00 PM DIY: The Fairest Mirror On the Wall Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trinette Falls    602-312-2153   Seworityorg@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This event is for the community!

Nonprofit Sewority and Decor Kadosh LLC are putting together a DIY workshop. This is an arts and craft style event. Guests are limited to no more than 12 guest at a time. Supplies are provided. Small refreshments will be provided. Finger foods that will not melt and do not require refrigeration. 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:00 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
    Meets Every Friday | Ages 8-18

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
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misc_star_white_in_red 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Cookie Decorating for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We'll provide the cookies, frosting, and candy to decorate. All you need is your decorating skills, and a big appetite for cookies! You will not want to miss this delicious afternoon! For teens 11-18.

    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_book_pencil 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Upcycle Journal Making Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Ortiz   (413) 263-6836   bortiz@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Artist and crafter Christie Hester-More will offer a workshop where participants will have the opportunity to create their own one of a kind journal using upcycled materials such as discarded book sleeves and cardboard cereal boxes. We will also discuss the different uses and types of journals. For ages 9 and up. Space is limited to 10 participants.  Preregistration strongly encouraged. Please call (413) 263-6836 to reserve your spot.

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 9 spaces available.
Saturday August 25, 2018 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to Excel Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel, the world's leading desktop spreadsheet. Excel is used both at home and in the office to help with a wide range of personal and business management services including basic bookkeeping and accounting, to maintaining mailing lists and more. Skill with a keyboard and mouse is needed for success in this hands-on workshop. Coffee and donuts compliments of the Friends of the Library. 18+

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Family Matters Helping Homeless Youth Event Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luis Arzola   413-265-9950   LArzola@chd.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM PD planning Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rosemary M Hernandez   413-731-7966   rhernandez@clarendonees.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This peer support group for FCC educators is having a meeting to plan for PD options in the fall for educators in spanish.  This is a great opportunity to meet EEC regulations and get credit for your professional development requirements.  We can even help you complete your FAFSA for the fall. 

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
rec_knitting 11:15 AM  -  12:45 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Harper   413-623-6843   aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meets every Saturday | Open to teens and adults, 13 and up

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. 

    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: Meg Galbreath   413 263 6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Saturday | 12:00 - 2:30 PM | Ages 8 and up

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips!  Space limited to 8 participants so come early.

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

Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday August 27, 2018 Go To Top
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    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Monday | During Open Hours | Children

Drop in to learn and explore at our makerspace!  This creative space for kids and their families is chock full of art supplies and recycled stuff waiting to be transformed into something new.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
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
   

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

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.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Monday | Ages 5-10

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 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Hrobsky   413-263-6843   
   

Every Monday | Best for children ages 5 - 12

Join your fellow LEGO fans for an afternoon of building. What can you create?

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
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Tuesday August 28, 2018 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Hi!Tech: Continuing with the Web Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828, x221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

See how cloud computing and the deep web can help you succeed in the modern world, and review other aspects of web services like downloads, streaming, online forms, and more to help you get the edge. Completion of the Basics Series or the equivalent is needed for success workshop. Led by Matthew. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. 18+

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maeleah Carlisle   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 AM | Recommended for ages 1-3 1/2 years old, siblings welcome.

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.

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_Scrabble 1:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Teen Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Emma Peterson   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be this summer, look no further.  Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you’ve been pondering or play one of our many board games -- and let’s not forget all the inspiration that rests right on our shelves.  Enjoy the company of others or grab a quiet space for some precious alone time.  This activity is for teens ages 12-18.

    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: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
    Every Tuesday | Ages birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

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.

    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.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_video_camera 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 and takes place every second and fourth Tuesday of the month.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 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
   

Every Tuesday | Ages 7-18

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 p.m. to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time!

    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: Meg Galbreath   (413) 263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Tuesday | Children

Do you love LEGOS? Join us for building fun! Share your ideas and brick vision with other LEGO lovers- 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: Emma Peterson   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meets the last Tuesday of every month | Suggested for teens age 13-19

Here's your chance to meet regularly to share ideas about improving library programming for your age group, plan events, give input for materials selection and other fun activities. Light refreshments will be served. This program is  If interested, please fill in the online application here or contact the young adult reference librarian.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Community Enrichment Planning Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Carmicheal-Keel   860-978-2194   nicolekeel@cox.net
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Fall planning meeting of the executive board for community projects-501c3.

Community Enrichment Inc.  a 501c3 organization in collaboration of Alpha Kappa Alpha a non-profit organization. 

 

    Location: Brightwood 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: Emma   Peterson   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
    Tuesdays | Adults, age 18+

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!

    Location: Sixteen Acres
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Wednesday August 29, 2018 Go To Top
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Emma Peterson   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
    Meets every Wednesday | Adults

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.

 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Hora de cuentos bilingues Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Los miércoles 1:30 a 2:30 p.m. Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, y los hermanos son bienvenidos.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_sound 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sensory Play Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sara Deignan   413-263-6828 x.201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, August 22, Thursday August 23rd, Wednesday August 29, and Thursday August 30.

2:00- 3:00 pm. 

Join us for Sensory Play! Sensory play helps develop children's social, cognitive and physical abilities and stimulation of the five senses encourages brain development. We will play with kinetic sand, make music, blow bubbles, and create sensory art. Come all four days for different activities! Ages 3 - 10, siblings welcome.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
rec_knitting 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   413 263 6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
    Meets every Wednesday | Adults

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

 

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
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, 4:15-5 PM | Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required.

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
   

Every Wednesday | Ages 5-10

Join us each week as we have fun while strengthening creativity and engineering skills with LEGOs.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
lib_book3 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Grodofsky   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meets on the last Wednesday of every month | Adults

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck.

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.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sahaja Yoga Meditation Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Manish Jaysingh Patel   480-274-2738   symanish@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The Love America project is coming to Hartford, CT from August 18th, 2018 to August 20th 2018 to help youth, organizations, professionals and community members, improve their life balance and reduce daily stress, improve concentration and focus through meditation. We are offering free workshops to organizations as a community service, and we would like to invite you to join us for a session.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Thursday August 30, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   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.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_sound 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sensory Play Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sara Deignan   413-263-6828 x.201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, August 22, Thursday August 23rd, Wednesday August 29, and Thursday August 30.

2:00- 3:00 pm. 

Join us for Sensory Play! Sensory play helps develop children's social, cognitive and physical abilities and stimulation of the five senses encourages brain development. We will play with kinetic sand, make music, blow bubbles, and create sensory art. Come all four days for different activities! Ages 3 - 10, siblings welcome.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM PVTA bench placement project for community input Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: David Edwards   413-777-6270   jgleckel@publichealthwm.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

PVTA and Live Well Springfield Age Friendly City Project is looking for community input on new benches to be placed in at least 10 locations around the city of Springfield. Live Well Springfield will use this time to gather input from community attendees. 

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

Every Thursday | All ages welcome!

Join us in the Children's Workroom for LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild!

 

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

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.

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

Book & Craft Clubs    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Springfield State Senate Debate Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Johnnie Mcknight   413-214-4576   mcknight380@yahoo.com
   

Ward 6 Democratic Committe is hosting a State Senate Debate 

This is not a library-sponsored program.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday August 31, 2018 Go To Top
food_coffeemaker 9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Come For Coffee! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   413 263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop by Brightwood Branch Friday mornings for coffee and conversation. We'll have the morning paper out, as well as crosswords and puzzles. Bring along your knitting or crochet projects and meet a friend for a hour of small talk and socializing. Coffee and tea generously provided by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Brightwood
 
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, 10:30-11:30 AM | Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

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.

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
    Meets every Friday | Adults

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.

Book & Craft Groups    
    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 Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
    Meets every Fridays | Adults

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.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_book_red 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
    Meets on the last Friday of the month | Adults

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads.  Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres! 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:00 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
    Meets Every Friday | Ages 8-18

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday September 1, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM True Daddy Fatherhood Forum Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brandon Baymon   413-356-8802   bbaymon@truedaddy.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

True Daddy is non profit organization geared towards empowering fathers to serve their families. We are hosting a fatherhood forum where fathers from all walks of life come together to discuss issues relevant to them and receive wisdom and guidance from other fathers.

https://www.facebook.com/truedaddy.org/    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_knitting 11:15 AM  -  12:45 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Harper   413-623-6843   aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meets every Saturday | Open to teens and adults, 13 and up

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. 

    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: Meg Galbreath   413 263 6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Saturday | 12:00 - 2:30 PM | Ages 8 and up

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips!  Space limited to 8 participants so come early.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
school_chemistry2 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Mad Science Labs Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia LaBroad   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Held the 1st Saturday of the Month | Children

Drop in to try some fun and innovative science experiments at the East Springfield Library. 

    Location: East Springfield
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lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Time - Imagine Explore Create Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday September 3, 2018 Go To Top
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    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

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

Locations and Hours    
    Location: All Library Locations
Tuesday September 4, 2018 -  Wednesday October 31, 2018 Go To Top
elect_camera Art Central: Artworks by Ryan Murray Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828, x221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
    All ages

Now showing for the months of September and October are the spray-paint stencils of Springfield artist Ryan Murray. Using a backdrop of both traditional canvases and LP’s, Mr. Murray’s paintings include urban scenes, portrait, caricature, and satire in bold, statements of contemporary life and fantasy. Meet the artist on Wednesday, September 12 in a public reception complete with free raffle and refreshment compliments of the Friends of the Library..

    Location: Central Library
Tuesday September 4, 2018 Go To Top
misc_ballet_box.gif 7:00 AM  -  8:00 PM State Primary - Polling Location Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

September 4th, 2018 - Voting - State Primary

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
misc_ballet_box.gif 7:00 AM  -  8:00 PM State Primary - Polling Location Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

September 4th, 2018 - Voting - State Primary

Located in the Read/Write/Now Adult Literacy Lobby

 
misc_ballet_box.gif 7:00 AM  -  8:00 PM State Primary - Polling Location Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

September 4th, 2018 - Voting - State Primary

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

Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 AM | Recommended for ages 1-3 1/2 years old, siblings welcome.

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.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: 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 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Tuesday | Ages birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

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.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Department of Health & Human Services All-Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Yaitza Osorio   413-886-5018   Yosorio@springfieldcityhall.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Monthly all-staff meeting.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 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
   

Every Tuesday | Ages 7-18

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 p.m. to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time!

    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: Meg Galbreath   (413) 263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Tuesday | Children

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM CEI Meeting and Program 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.

Meeting to plan community service projects and programming for the Springfield Community. Group hosting this meeting is Community Enrichment, Inc.

 

    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: Emma   Peterson   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
    Tuesdays | Adults, age 18+

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!

    Location: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday September 5, 2018 -  Friday September 28, 2018 Go To Top
elect_camera Brightwood Gallery: Valley Images Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
    During Open Hours | All ages

Local photographer Stephen Woronecki captures images of the Connecticut River Valley, including wildlife in their natural habitat, in and around Windsor, Connecticut.

    Location: Brightwood
Wednesday September 5, 2018 Go To Top
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   
   

Meets on the first Wednesday of each month | Adults

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!

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: Emma Peterson   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
    Meets every Wednesday | Adults

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.

 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays  | 1:30 - 2:30 PM | Ages 12 months - 6 years

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. No registration required. Space is limited to 12.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Hora de cuentos bilingues Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Los miércoles | 1:30 a 2:30 PM | Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, y los hermanos son bienvenidos

Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
elect_computer3 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Hi!Tech: Getting Started with Computers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marisa Reichert   413-263-6828, c395   mreichert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Ages 18 and up

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 raffle.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Snapchat Filter Creation Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext.425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
    Central Library's Teen Central | Ages 13 - 19

Learn how to make face filters in Snapchat's Lens Studio!  In this workshop you will learn how to make a filter that distorts your face and a filter that puts your face into a famous painting.  We will have some laptops and a tablet available, but feel free to bring a laptop with Lens Studio downloaded and/or a smartphone with Snapchat downloaded.  

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

Every Wednesday

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_kapow.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Pokemon Go Meetup Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Calling all trainers between the ages of 11-18!

We'll be meeting at the East Springfield Branch library to battle at our gym, make new trainer friends, and trade some Pokemon.  We'll have Poké Snacks to keep your energy up!

    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, 4:15-5 PM | Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required.

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
   

Every Wednesday | Ages 5-10

Join us each week as we have fun while strengthening creativity and engineering skills with LEGOs.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM CHD Clinician Reservation Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: ERICA DONAHUE   413-335-5814   edonahue@chd.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
ent_microphone1 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Springfield Mayor's Office of Consumer Information - Workshops - Identity Theft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shadd Jamison   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The Mayor’s Office of Consumer Information (MOCI) is a Local Consumer Program funded by and working in cooperation with the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General  to help consumers resolve complaints who otherwise have to seek legal recourse through the court system. It serves residents of the City of Springfield and its surrounding cities and towns throughout Hampden County, and parts of Worcester County.

The goal of the MOCI is to empower consumers with knowledge of their rights and to educate them on ways to protect themselves from becoming a victim of a scam, fraud or identity theft. MOCI firmly believes in its motto, "Education is the Best Prevention."

It provides education, referral and consumer advocacy services at no cost to consumers. By advocating for consumers it allows consumers and businesses the opportunity to address and resolve disputes, although no legal advice or services are provided. The consumer specialists are trained and also have many years of experience and knowledge on consumer protection rights.

MOCI will be discussing Identity Theft -  Identity Theft does not discriminate against anyone, making us all vulnerable to the epidemic. Learn how to protect your personal information and what action to take if you become a victim.  

MOCI    
    Location: East Springfield
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
office_meeting1 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Library Commission Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carol Leaders   413-263-6828 ext 290   cleaders@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners. 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_bookflipping 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Holly Black: From Black Cats to Cruel Princes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alexandra Remy   413-263-6843   aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

For all ages, of special interest to teens.

Join us and young adult author Holly Black for an evening discussing her newest book, "The Cruel Prince" and upcoming sequel "The Wicked King". She'll also touch topics such as writing and the world of fantasy. Time will be allotted for book signing and Odyssey Bookshop will be present selling copies of her newest novel as well as pre-orders for "The Wicked King" and backlist titles.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
lib_bookshelf 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Books & Brew Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Ortiz   413-263-6836   bortiz@springfieldlibrary.org
    First Wednesday of the month, starting at 7:00 PM | This program is intended for 20-30 somethings, but all are welcome!

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

For our next meeting we will be discussing When the Astors Owned New York: Blue Bloods and Grand Hotels in a Gilded Age by Justin Kaplan.                                             

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 September 6, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Sensory Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen Sulzycki   413-263-6853 x201   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Thursday (except November 22), from 10:00 AM | Recommended for children under 10

Sensory Storytime is an inclusive storytime for all children. Come and enjoy stories, songs, movement activities, and hands-on sensory play. Everyone is welcome!

Please contact Ellen at 413-263-6828 x 444 if you have any questions about special accommodations for your child.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Thursdays | Birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

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. An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
ent_filmproj 3:30 PM  -  6:30 PM LEGO NINJAGO Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Normand   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The event starts at 3:30, the movie starts at 4:30 | All ages are welcome!

Join us at the Mason Square Community Room for LEGO themed crafts and coloring pages, followed by a screening of the LEGO NINJAGO movie!  Complimentary food and beverages will be provided by the Friends of the Springfield City Library.

 

    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: Laura Normand   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Thursday | All ages welcome!

Join us in the Children's Workroom for LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild!

 

    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
    Every Thursday in the Children's Workroom | Adults and teens welcome

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.

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 Linking Latino Educators Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rosemary M Hernandez   413-731-7966   rhernandez@clarendonees.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

FCC Educators come and find out what is happening in early childhood education and support in each other in your language. 

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
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misc_none 6:30 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 monthly meeting of WalkBike Springfield, residents working to improve walking and bicycling conditions in Springfield -- Complete Streets, Bike/Skate Park, McKnight Trail, Riverwalk, and more.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday September 7, 2018 Go To Top
food_coffeemaker 9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Come For Coffee! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   413 263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Friday, through December 28 | 18+

Stop-by the Brightwood Branch Library Friday mornings for coffee and conversation. We'll have the morning paper out, as well as crosswords, puzzles, and more. Bring along your knitting or crochet projects, or meet a friend for an hour of socializing. Coffee and tea generously provided by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Brightwood
 
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, 10:30-11:30 AM | Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

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.

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
   

Meets on the 1st Friday of every month | Ages 10 and up

Tai Chi is a slow motion, low impact form of exercise suitable for people of any age. It is often referred to as “moving meditation” and has been widely practiced in the Far East for thousands of years. Enjoy its graceful flow, and experience the benefits it can bring to balance, coordination, focus, and calm. Tai Chi for Everyone will take place outside on the lawn weather permitting.

    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
    Meets every Friday | Adults

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.

Book & Craft Groups    
    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 Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meets every Friday | Adults

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.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:00 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
   

Meets Every Friday | Ages 8-18

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
office_meeting1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Advisory Board at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shadd Jamison   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meets on the first Friday of every month | For Teens ages 13-18

Teens, shouldn't you have a say in what your library does?

We want you to join our Teen Advisory Board. Share what programs and materials you want. Talk about your ideas to make the library a better place for you. Come and enjoy refreshments while you meet new friends, and make your voice heard.

    Location: East Springfield
Saturday September 8, 2018 Go To Top
rec_knitting 11:15 AM  -  12:45 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Harper   413-623-6843   aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meets every Saturday | Open to teens and adults, 13 and up

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. 

    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: Meg Galbreath   413 263 6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Saturday | 12:00 - 2:30 PM | Ages 8 and up

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips!  Space limited to 8 participants so come early.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
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
   

Held the first Saturday of every month | Recommended for children ages 5-12

Note: In September we will be meeting on 9/8 and October on 10/13.

Come and enjoy a fun interactive story, an engaging activity and a free light lunch. Sponsored by Faith United Church.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
lib_book_signing 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Write-Up Springfield! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tara Dasso   413-244-8982   tdasso@gmail.com
   

Meets Monthly | Ages 18 and up

Calling all creative writers! A new group has started to workshop your writing, and network on creative writing opportunities, techniques, and styles.The group meets once a month, and always welcomes new members. Funding provided by the Friends of the Library. 

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

Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
office_meeting1 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Teen Readers Advisory Panel Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Ortiz   413 263-6836   bortiz@springfieldlibrary.org
    Meeting dates for this school year are September 8 and November 10, 2018, and January 12, March 9, and May 11, 2019 | Teens

Here's your chance to meet regularly, every other month on the 2nd Saturday, to share ideas about improving library programming for your age group, plan events, give input for materials selection and other fun activities. Light refreshments will be served. This program is suggested for teen ages 13-19. If interested, please contact the young adult reference librarian.

 

    Location: East Forest Park
Monday September 10, 2018 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue Art and Recyclables Makerspace Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Monday | During Open Hours | Children

Drop in to learn and explore at our makerspace!  This creative space for kids and their families is chock full of art supplies and recycled stuff waiting to be transformed into something new.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
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
   

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

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.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Monday | Ages 5-10

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 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Hrobsky   413-263-6843   
   

Every Monday | Best for children ages 5 - 12

Join your fellow LEGO fans for an afternoon of building. What can you create?

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
school_chemistry2 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Mad Science Monday Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jinnie Trabulsi   413-263-6828   jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Monday, September 10-October 1 | STEM program for children age 8-12.

The program is designed to expose kids ot a variety of scientific concepts. Specific sessions include geology, animal biology, the scientific method, and chemistry.

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Infertility can be lonely but you are not alone

1 in 8 couples struggle with infertility. Study after study links infertility with depression & anxiety. While the internet is helpful for research, there is great value sitting beside someone who can say, “Yes, me too.”           

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. 

Group start time is 6:30.

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

 

Reister here at Resolve.org    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday September 11, 2018 Go To Top
rec_yoga 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chair Yoga Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shadd Jamison   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
    Meets on the second Tuesday of every month | Ages 18 and up

Chair Yoga is a unique. It's a yoga style that adapts yoga positions and poses while incorporating the use of a chair. The chair replaces the yoga mat, and becomes an extension of the body. The student is able to warm-up the body safely, and perform yoga poses with more support and stability. Poses are done seated on the chair, or the chair is used for support during  poses, bends, extensions, balances, and stretches. Chair yoga is suitable for all fitness levels and physical conditions. Led by Nicole Ferraro, a certified yoga instructor.

    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:30 PM HIC Arbitration Hearing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jacqui Chandler   617-973-8732   jacqui.chandler@mass.gov
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The Office of Consumer Affairs and Business regulation provides arbitration services to resolves disputes and reserve meeting rooms at local libraries and city/town halls for hearings.

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

Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 AM | Recommended for ages 1-3 1/2 years old, siblings welcome.

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.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: 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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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
   

Meets on the second Tuesday of each month | 12 - 1 PM | Adults

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 month's selection is: A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki (2013) fiction.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
ent_guitar01 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Art In Motion Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jinnie Trabulsi   413-263-6828   jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Tuesday, September 11 - October 2 | Collaborative arts program for grades 1 & 2 (ages 5-8)

The program is designed to expose children to creative collaboration and problem-solving. Specific sessions planned are theater games, storytelling, mural creation, and rhythmic music-making. 

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Tuesday | Ages birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

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.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM PET Professional Learning Community Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jeanne E Regnier   860.882.4614   jeanne.regnierepscoach@gmail.com
   

This is not a library sposored event.

The Preschool Enrichment team will be providing opportunities for Early Childhood Educators to come together and discuss best practices in the field of early childhood. 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_video_camera 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
   

Monthly on the second and fourth Tuesday | For Ages 11-18

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_joystick.GIF 3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Nerf This! Gaming Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alexandra Remy   (413) 263-6843   aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every month on the second Tuesday | Ages 11-18

Join us for gaming at the library. Every month the games will change and anything from Monopoly to Super Smash Brothers will be available for play. Game on!

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
rec_chess_knight 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
   

Every Tuesday | Ages 7-18

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 p.m. to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time!

    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: Meg Galbreath   (413) 263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Tuesday | Children

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_star_white_in_red 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Super Cool Stress Balls! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Emma Peterson   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
    For ages 13-19

It's the beginning of another school year, and you might be feeling a little stressed.  Come in meet and greet some new friends and enjoy making some super cool squishy stress balls.  They stretch, they squeeze, you can toss them and are so much fun. 

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
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: Emma   Peterson   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
    Tuesdays | Adults, age 18+

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!

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Ward 1 Democratic Committee Monthly Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luis Arzola   413-265-9950   LArzola@chd.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

Meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month, except December 26 | Adults

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!

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
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misc_none 11:30 AM  -  3:00 PM MPU Western Ma Resource Collaboration Initiative Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Rivera   413-504-8618   kim@maparents.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

 
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Emma Peterson   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
    Meets every Wednesday | Adults

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.

 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays  | 1:30 - 2:30 PM | Ages 12 months - 6 years

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. No registration required. Space is limited to 12.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Hora de cuentos bilingues Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Los miércoles | 1:30 a 2:30 PM | Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, y los hermanos son bienvenidos

Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
elect_computer3 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Hi!Tech: Continuing with Computers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828, x221   mjaquith@SpringfieldLibrary.org
   

Ages 18 and up

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 raffle.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
anim_dog1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Read to Momo: a Dog Who Listens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maeleah Carlisle   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Wednesday

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 Tabletop Tennis and Air Hockey for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meets the second Wednesday of every month | For ages 11-18

Tabletop tennis, anyone? How about air hockey? Teens are invited to join us for an afternoon of fun playing tabletop tennis/ping pong and air hockey. Play for bragging rights or just for fun; plus it's a great exercise workout!  Can you meet the challenge? 

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_star_white_in_red 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Make a Medallion Pendant Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext.425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Ages 11-19

Express yourself by creating a beautiful medallion on a cord. Decorate with steampunk paraphernalia, paint a symbol that honors your favorite superhero, or use your imagination! All materials will be provided.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
anim_dragon 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Fantastical Beasts Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Ortiz   (413) 263-6836   bortiz@springfieldlibrary.org
    Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month | Ages 11-18

We will choose a different mythological, magical, or folk-loric creature to investigate each month. Read, watch, listen, draw, or write your own! history or stories, and then compare notes. First month focuses on Chupacabra!  August 8th we will research Banshees, and on September 12th Mer-People. Fans of Grimm, Lore, Brandon Sanderson, and Harry Potter more than welcome!

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 15 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, 4:15-5 PM | Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
misc_kapow.GIF 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Comics Club at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe   413-263-6840   SHodge-Wetherbe@SpringfieldLibrary.org
   

Club meets on the second Wednesday of every month | For teens 12-18

Do you wait on the edge of your seat for the next Marvel movie? Do you think Mikasa Akerman from AOT is the coolest character in anime? Then this is the club for you! Join us here at East Springfield as we share our favorites in anime, manga, and American comics.  Members will help shape how the club progresses, and what events we hold every month! Come and geek out with us!

    Location: East Springfield
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
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
   

Every Wednesday | Ages 5-10

Join us each week as we have fun while strengthening creativity and engineering skills with LEGOs.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
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ent_microphone1 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Springfield Mayor's Office of Consumer Information - Workshops - Credit Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shadd Jamison   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The Mayor’s Office of Consumer Information (MOCI) is a Local Consumer Program funded by and working in cooperation with the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General  to help consumers resolve complaints who otherwise have to seek legal recourse through the court system. It serves residents of the City of Springfield and its surrounding cities and towns throughout Hampden County, and parts of Worcester County.

The goal of the MOCI is to empower consumers with knowledge of their rights and to educate them on ways to protect themselves from becoming a victim of a scam, fraud or identity theft. MOCI firmly believes in its motto, "Education is the Best Prevention."

It provides education, referral and consumer advocacy services at no cost to consumers. By advocating for consumers it allows consumers and businesses the opportunity to address and resolve disputes, although no legal advice or services are provided. The consumer specialists are trained and also have many years of experience and knowledge on consumer protection rights.

MOCI will be discussing Credit. Credit is given where credit is due. It’s a simple but accurate statement. Learn how to build and maintain a good credit standing, and reach a higher credit score.

 

MOCI    
    Location: East Springfield
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
misc_kapow.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
    Held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month | For ages 10-18

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

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
food_apple 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Let's Get Cooking with Baked Seasonal Breads Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Grodofsky   413 263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

For ages 15 and up

Autumn is coming, and the markets are showing their bountiful pumpkins, zucchinis, apples, and other Fall delights.  Bake your favorite seasonal bread (sweet or savory), and if you have a jam or preserve that you have put up, that would be welcome, too.  We will taste and compare at our gathering of bakers. Young bakers are welcome to bring in their creations as well. Please be prepared to share your ingredients and recipes. Contact Linda at East Forest Park Branch with any questions - lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org or call 413 263-6836.

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sahaja Yoga Meditation Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Manish Jaysingh Patel   480-274-2738   symanish@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_camera 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Art Central: Reception for the Artist Ryan A. Murray Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828, x221   413-263-6828, x221
   

Meet the artist Ryan A. Murray whose spray-paint stencils are on display this fall at the Central Library. Admire his works, enjoy socializing with friends, family, and art lovers, and enter the free raffle available to all who attend. Raffle and refreshments are compliments of the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Central Library
 
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
    Held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month | All Ages

Monthly all-ages craft night. Come have fun and let us clean up the mess!

 

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday September 13, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM PET Professional Learning Community Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jeanne E Regnier   860-882-4614   jeanne.regnierepscoach@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

A Professional Learning Community provided for Early Childhood Directors and administrators in Hampden County. 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Sensory Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen Sulzycki   413-263-6853 x201   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Thursday (except November 22), from 10:00 AM | Recommended for children under 10

Sensory Storytime is an inclusive storytime for all children. Come and enjoy stories, songs, movement activities, and hands-on sensory play. Everyone is welcome!

Please contact Ellen at 413-263-6828 x 444 if you have any questions about special accommodations for your child.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Thursdays | Birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

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. An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
lib_book3 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Harper   413-263-6843   aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
    Meets the second Thursday of every month | Adults

We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book will be available at the branch. For September we will be reading: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
lib_bookflipping 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Horrible History! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sara Deignan   413-263-6828 x.201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, September 13th - October 4th, 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Central Library Children's Program Room. 

Join us to learn about real events in history that are strange, gross, and funny! Each Thursday afternoon, we will read stories about history and do an activity inspired by the stories. Come learn about the pyramids, knights, ninjas, and much more! Ages 6 - 10, siblings welcome.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
ent_film-reel 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Emperor's New Groove Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Victoria Palmatier   413-263-6853   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The event starts at 3:30, the movie starts at 4:00 | Open to all ages!

Pull the lever, Kronk! Join us at the Mason Square Community Room for a laughter-filled afternoon of llama themed crafts and coloring pages, followed by a screening of the Emperor's New Groove!  Complimentary food and beverages will be provided by the Friends of the Springfield City Library.

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

Every Thursday | All ages welcome!

Join us in the Children's Workroom for LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild!

 

    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
    Every Thursday in the Children's Workroom | Adults and teens welcome

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.

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
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 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 (6pm) 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 Carbon Fee and Dividend proposal we train and support volunteers to build relationships with elected officials, the media and their local community.

 
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday September 14, 2018 Go To Top
food_coffeemaker 9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Come For Coffee! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   413 263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Friday, through December 28 | 18+

Stop-by the Brightwood Branch Library Friday mornings for coffee and conversation. We'll have the morning paper out, as well as crosswords, puzzles, and more. Bring along your knitting or crochet projects, or meet a friend for an hour of socializing. Coffee and tea generously provided by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Brightwood
 
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Day Hab Program Reg Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Danielle McKnight   617-222-7491   danielle.mcknight@state.ma.us
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

MassHealth will be hosting a training on the new Day Habilition Program Regs

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
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, 10:30-11:30 AM | Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

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.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
anim_camel 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Llama Llama Loves the Library! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood Branch   413 263 6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

For Families and Children ages 2-7

~~Llama Llama loves the library, especially during National Library Card Month! Llama Llama will be visiting the library where we will have llama inspired stories, activities, crafts and more! It's a llamapalooza!

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

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.

Book & Craft Groups    
    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 Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meets every Friday | Adults

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.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:00 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
   

Meets Every Friday | Ages 8-18

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
lib_bookflipping 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Adventures in Reading Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Theresa Boulrice   413 263-6836   tboulrice@springfield
   

Held on the 2nd Friday of every month | Ages 8-10

Calling all reading adventurers! Want to explore different kinds of books? Join us as we read our way through fantasy, biography, historical fiction and more. We will meet every second Friday of the month to discuss our book, followed by a craft to continue the fun.  You can pick up a copy each month's book at the East Forest Park Library. 

    Location: East Forest Park
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misc_kapow.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Steven Universe Celebration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

3:30-4:45 | For ages 11-18

Calling all Crystal Gems (and humans too!) Come to East Springfield on September 14 as we celebrate all things Steven Universe! Design your own crystal gem! Learn about what your gemstone means! Show how much you know about the show in our trivia contest! Join us in a sing along of all your favorite songs! Costumes are welcome!

    Location: East Springfield
Saturday September 15, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Women’s Empowerment Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Keila Delacruz    413-330-6234   Kmdelacruz92@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

A meeting designed to empower and educate women about self love and self improvement. 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_knitting 11:15 AM  -  12:45 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Harper   413-623-6843   aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meets every Saturday | Open to teens and adults, 13 and up

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. 

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
ent_microphone1 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Trans Talk Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marisa Reichert   413-263-6828, x395   MReichert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

For ages 13 and up

Transgender people and issues are more visible today than ever, but understanding the issues can be confusing. Do we use she, hir, he, or s/he? What is the transition process like, and how does it work? Jillian Celentano transitioned two years ago, and is committed to advocacy and education about transgender concerns. She's visiting Springfield to offer a down-to-earth talk on transgender perspectives and experiences, and to answer your questions. Free pizza, compliments of the Friends of the Library. Walk-ins are always welcomed, though registering online helps the library make sure there’s enough room and pizza for everyone.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 25 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: Meg Galbreath   413 263 6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Saturday | 12:00 - 2:30 PM | Ages 8 and up

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips!  Space limited to 8 participants so come early.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
ent_microphone1 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Youth Mental Health: Challenges, Treatments, and Resources Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shadd Jamison   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Ages 18+

Youth can suffer from ill-mental health, and the impact on their lives can be great. NAMI, the National Alliance of Mental Health, is dedicated to increasing awareness about mental health, and is proud to present Christine Edwards, LICSW, to speak about the mental health challenges facing youth today and their treatments.  On the lawn and under the tent, a light lunch is provided courtesy of the Friends of the Library and others.

    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Time - Imagine Explore Create Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday September 16, 2018 Go To Top
ent_note 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Rotunda Rhythms: Raise Your Voice with Singing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828, x221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

All ages.

Rotunda Rhythms returns with Raise Your Voice with Singing, an upbeat and inspiring collection of songs and singers. From musical theater, cabaret, and singing comedy this group delivers with a diverse selection of solo songs and quartets great for the entire family. Performers include Amanda Johnson (soprano), Holly Joy Pearson (mezzo-soprano), librarian Matthew Vasquez Jaquith (tenor), and Larry Picard (bass) with Scott Bailey on piano.  Free attendance raffle to all those who stay for the concert, and with funding from the Friends of the Library and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

 

    Location: Central Library Rotunda
Monday September 17, 2018 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue Art and Recyclables Makerspace Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Monday | During Open Hours | Children

Drop in to learn and explore at our makerspace!  This creative space for kids and their families is chock full of art supplies and recycled stuff waiting to be transformed into something new.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
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
   

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

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.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
anim_camel 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Llama Llama Loves the Library! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard Branch   413 263 6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
    For Families and Children ages 2-7

~~Llama Llama loves the library, especially during National Library Card Month! Llama Llama will be visiting the library where we will have llama inspired stories, activities, crafts and more! It's a llamapalooza!

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Monday | Ages 5-10

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
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rec_legoguy 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Hrobsky   413-263-6843   
   

Every Monday | Best for children ages 5 - 12

Join your fellow LEGO fans for an afternoon of building. What can you create?

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
food_salad 4:00 PM  -  5:15 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
   

For ages 11-19.

Join other teens as we try out some simple recipes, with an emphasis on new, tasty ingredients.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
school_chemistry2 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Mad Science Monday Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jinnie Trabulsi   413-263-6828   jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Monday, September 10-October 1 | STEM program for children age 8-12.

The program is designed to expose kids ot a variety of scientific concepts. Specific sessions include geology, animal biology, the scientific method, and chemistry.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
ent_film-reel 6:15 PM  -  8:00 PM Black Out Puerto Rico, Documentary and Discussion Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reggie Wilson   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Ages 13 and up

September 20 marks a year since Puerto Rico experienced their worst natural disaster when it was devastated by the 10th most intense Atlantic hurricane on record.  Join us for a showing of the powerful documentary Black Out Puerto Rico.  According to the documentary's producer, "Blackout in Puerto Rico...investigate the humanitarian and economic crisis in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. The film examines how the federal response, Wall Street, and years of neglect have left the island struggling to survive." Western Mass News Meteorologist Jacob Wycoff will be at Sixteen Acres Branch to talk about what conditions causes hurricanes and will answer audience questions following the film.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Citizen's Climate Lobby Meeting 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
Tuesday September 18, 2018 Go To Top
anim_camel 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Llama Llama Loves the Library! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Hrobsky   413 263 6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

For Families and Children ages 2-7

~~Llama Llama loves the library, especially during National Library Card Month! Llama Llama will be visiting the library where we will have llama inspired stories, activities, crafts and more! It's a llamapalooza!

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maeleah Carlisle   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 AM | Recommended for ages 1-3 1/2 years old, siblings welcome.

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.

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
ent_guitar01 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Art In Motion Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jinnie Trabulsi   413-263-6828   jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Tuesday, September 11 - October 2 | Collaborative arts program for grades 1 & 2 (ages 5-8)

The program is designed to expose children to creative collaboration and problem-solving. Specific sessions planned are theater games, storytelling, mural creation, and rhythmic music-making. 

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Tuesday | Ages birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

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.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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
   

Meets on the third Thursday of every month | Ages 12-19

Note: This program will not be held in October

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!

 

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
rec_chess_knight 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
   

Every Tuesday | Ages 7-18

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 p.m. to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time!

    Location: Sixteen Acres
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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: Meg Galbreath   (413) 263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
    Every Tuesday | Children

Do you love LEGOS? Join us for building fun! Share your ideas and brick vision with other LEGO lovers- 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
    Meets the second Tuesday of every month | For teens, ages 11-18

Experience a new flavor.  Learn how to make a tasty snack.

    Location: Brightwood 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: Emma   Peterson   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
    Tuesdays | Adults, age 18+

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!

    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
   

Meets on the third Tuesday of every month | Adults

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 meets monthly at the Sixteen Acres Branch Library.  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 September 19, 2018 Go To Top
anim_camel 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Llama Llama Loves the Library! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square Branch   413 263 6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
    For Families and Children ages 2-7

~~Llama Llama loves the library, especially during National Library Card Month! Llama Llama will be visiting the library where we will have llama inspired stories, activities, crafts and more! It's a llamapalooza!

    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: Emma Peterson   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
    Meets every Wednesday | Adults

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.

 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays  | 1:30 - 2:30 PM | Ages 12 months - 6 years

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. No registration required. Space is limited to 12.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Hora de cuentos bilingues Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Los miércoles | 1:30 a 2:30 PM | Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, y los hermanos son bienvenidos

Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
elect_computer3 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Hi!Tech: Introduction to the Web Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Peggy Dialessi   413-263-6846   pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Ages 18 and up

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 raffle. 18+

Computer Classes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
anim_dog1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Read to Momo: a Dog Who Listens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maeleah Carlisle   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Wednesday

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_star_white_in_red 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Super Cool Stress Balls! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Geneva Caffee   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
    3:30 - 4:30 PM | For ages 11-19.

It's the beginning of another school year, and you might be feeling a little stressed.  Come in meet and greet some new friends and enjoy making some super cool squishy stress balls.  They stretch, they squeeze, you can toss them and are so much fun. 

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

Held on the third Wednesday of every month | Ages 6-14

This free club is based on the American Girls books. Come make a craft and enjoy a snack based on the time period of the girl chosen each month. Preregistration is encouraged.

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

Wednesdays, 4:15-5 PM | Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required.

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
   

Every Wednesday | Ages 5-10

Join us each week as we have fun while strengthening creativity and engineering skills with LEGOs.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
ent_microphone1 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Springfield Mayor's Office of Consumer Information - Workshops - Home Improvement Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shadd Jamison   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The Mayor’s Office of Consumer Information (MOCI) is a Local Consumer Program funded by and working in cooperation with the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General  to help consumers resolve complaints who otherwise have to seek legal recourse through the court system. It serves residents of the City of Springfield and its surrounding cities and towns throughout Hampden County, and parts of Worcester County.

The goal of the MOCI is to empower consumers with knowledge of their rights and to educate them on ways to protect themselves from becoming a victim of a scam, fraud or identity theft. MOCI firmly believes in its motto, "Education is the Best Prevention."

It provides education, referral and consumer advocacy services at no cost to consumers. By advocating for consumers it allows consumers and businesses the opportunity to address and resolve disputes, although no legal advice or services are provided. The consumer specialists are trained and also have many years of experience and knowledge on consumer protection rights.

MOCI will be discussing Home Improvement. Home Improvement can be costly, but even costlier if you don’t do your homework before hiring the right contractor. Learn what action to take before you sign on a dotted line or hand over any money. 

MOCI    
    Location: East Springfield
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
lib_book_pencil 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM What-Ifs & Fix-Its: A Fanfiction Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Azinne Zarrabi   413-263-6836   azarrabi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Held on the 3rd Thursday of every month | For teens ages 11-18.

Are you disappointed about the way The Hunger Games ended? Do you think your favorite classic novel would be better if it had dragons? Do you honestly think you can write a better love story than Twilight? Then join us at the East Forest Park Library on the third Wednesday of every month, where pop-culture fans of every kind can explore their favorite characters and create stories of their own, through the marvelous world of fanfiction. We’ll have advice sessions for beginning authors and writing prompts to inspire new ideas—you’ll even have an opportunity to submit your work to the library’s blog!
 

 

    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday September 20, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Sensory Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen Sulzycki   413-263-6853 x201   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Thursday (except November 22), from 10:00 AM | Recommended for children under 10

Sensory Storytime is an inclusive storytime for all children. Come and enjoy stories, songs, movement activities, and hands-on sensory play. Everyone is welcome!

Please contact Ellen at 413-263-6828 x 444 if you have any questions about special accommodations for your child.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Thursdays | Birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

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. An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
anim_camel 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Llama Llama Loves the Library! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Room   413 263 6828 ext 201   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
    For Families and Children ages 2-7

~~Llama Llama loves the library, especially during National Library Card Month! Llama Llama will be visiting the library where we will have llama inspired stories, activities, crafts and more! It's a llamapalooza!

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
lib_bookflipping 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Horrible History! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sara Deignan   413-263-6828 x.201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, September 13th - October 4th, 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Central Library Children's Program Room. 

Join us to learn about real events in history that are strange, gross, and funny! Each Thursday afternoon, we will read stories about history and do an activity inspired by the stories. Come learn about the pyramids, knights, ninjas, and much more! Ages 6 - 10, siblings welcome.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
school_chemistry2 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM MadLab Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Hrobsky   413 263-6843   
   

Third Thursday of the month, until December 20 | Ages 6 - 12

Join in some experimentation and exploration designed for fun and learning. 

    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: Laura Normand   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Thursday | All ages welcome!

Join us in the Children's Workroom for LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild!

 

    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
    Every Thursday in the Children's Workroom | Adults and teens welcome

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.

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

Book & Craft Clubs    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Fundraising: Focusing Your Questions Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lindsey P   978-430-7531   lindsey@truthschool.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

An offering of the Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership, this class is led by trainers Jennifer Ladd, Donor Organizer and Co-Founder of Class Action; and Liz Wills-O’Gilvie, Board Chair of Gardening the Community in Springfield, Chair of the Springfield Food Policy Council

In this class on fundraising, Liz Wills-O’Gilvie and Jennifer Ladd will give each person (or each team) the opportunity for specific coaching, brainstorming, and input from others to help you with your particular fundraising questions and issues.  We encourage teams of people to come together from an organiztion, and we also welcome those who come individually and want to listen and share.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
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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
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Springfield Codes! Meetup Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Sheridan     ksheridan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meets on the third Thursday of every month | Ages 18-35

Want to learn to code but don’t know where to start? Already have the skills and willing to help others? This meetup was created to help young professionals in the Greater Springfield area learn to code and gain new skills in web development and tech. Join us monthly for free workshops, info sessions, and tech talks focused on building new skills and growing your career. Want to meet others in the Springfield area with the same interests? Join us for our first meeting September 20, from 5:30-7:30, and help us build a Meetup group focused on what we want to learn.

    Location: Mason Square
Friday September 21, 2018 Go To Top
food_coffeemaker 9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Come For Coffee! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   413 263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Friday, through December 28 | 18+

Stop-by the Brightwood Branch Library Friday mornings for coffee and conversation. We'll have the morning paper out, as well as crosswords, puzzles, and more. Bring along your knitting or crochet projects, or meet a friend for an hour of socializing. Coffee and tea generously provided by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Brightwood
 
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, 10:30-11:30 AM | Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

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.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
anim_camel 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Llama Llama Loves the Library! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413 263 6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

For Families and Children ages 2-7

~~Llama Llama loves the library, especially during National Library Card Month! Llama Llama will be visiting the library where we will have llama inspired stories, activities, crafts and more! It's a llamapalooza!

    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
    Meets every Friday | Adults

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.

Book & Craft Groups    
    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 Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meets every Friday | Adults

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.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:00 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
   

Meets Every Friday | Ages 8-18

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
school_chemistry2 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Make a Lava Lamp Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Theresa Boulrice   413-263-6836   TBoulrice@SpringfieldLibrary.org
   

For Ages 6-12

Discover the science behind density as we mix ingredients to create colorful lava lamps. Join us at East Forest Park Library from 3:30-4:30 on September 21st for this fun STEM activity. No registration required, while supplies last.

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday September 22, 2018 Go To Top
rec_knitting 11:15 AM  -  12:45 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Harper   413-623-6843   aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meets every Saturday | Open to teens and adults, 13 and up

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. 

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
anim_camel 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Llama Llama Loves the Library! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413 263 6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
    For Families and Children ages 2-7

~~Llama Llama loves the library, especially during National Library Card Month! Llama Llama will be visiting the library where we will have llama inspired stories, activities, crafts and more! It's a llamapalooza!

    Location: East Springfield
 
food_teapot.GIF 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Hobbit Day Afternoon Tea Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe   413.263.6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

For Teens

There's nothing more splendid than tea at a hobbit house. Join us at the East Springfield to celebrate Hobbit Day. Starting at noon, there will be fine foods, and tea of course, as well as some other treats. Test your knowledge of J.R.R Tolkien's world as seen in "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" with our trivia contest. Play parlor games as you enjoy tea. Come in your middle earth clothing, and you might win a prize for best costume!

    Location: East Springfield
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rec_paintpalette02 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Monet’s Magic: Pastel Paint Monet’s Wondrous Water Lilies Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Grodofsky   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

For Ages 18 and up

Artist and instructor Greg Maichack retuns with his popular pastel painting workshop. Using his easy-to-follow method of how to use pastels, participants will recreate Monet's wondrous water lilies with striking likeness! Good for even the beginner, this guided workshop will give adult learners a realistic take-home painting and an enjoyable learning experience. This program is made possible by funds from the Springfield Cultural Council.

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 9 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: Meg Galbreath   (413) 263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Saturday | 12:00 - 2:30 PM | Ages 8 and up

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips!  Space limited to 8 participants so come early.

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

Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday September 23, 2018 -  Saturday September 29, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_red Banned Books Readathon Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marisa Reichert   413-263-6828, x395   mreichert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Ages 8 to adult

Expand your mind, combat censorship, and enjoy reading banned books! The challenge: read three banned books of your choice in a week. Sign up, and tell us what you plan on reading. For each book you finish, you get one entry into a raffle to win some cool prizes! Challenge yourself and bone-up on classics old and new. Like Isaac Asimov said: "If a book is worth banning, it's worth reading!" Please register at a service desks.

    Location: Central Library
Monday September 24, 2018 Go To Top
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    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Monday | During Open Hours | Children

Drop in to learn and explore at our makerspace!  This creative space for kids and their families is chock full of art supplies and recycled stuff waiting to be transformed into something new.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
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
   

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

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.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Monday | Ages 5-10

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 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Hrobsky   413-263-6843   
   

Every Monday | Best for children ages 5 - 12

Join your fellow LEGO fans for an afternoon of building. What can you create?

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
school_chemistry2 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Mad Science Monday Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jinnie Trabulsi   413-263-6828   jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Monday, September 10-October 1 | STEM program for children age 8-12.

The program is designed to expose kids ot a variety of scientific concepts. Specific sessions include geology, animal biology, the scientific method, and chemistry.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
lib_book3 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Banned Books Trivia Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marisa Reichert   413-263-6828 x395   MReichert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Ages 14-Adult, please pre-register.

Think you know your rabble-rousing books and authors? Show us! Stop in for a few rounds of Banned Book Trivia, and see if you can name titles, authors, and facts about the ways in which they were challenged for removal from public spaces. Compete solo or in teams of up to four; you'll be given lists of frequently banned titles, but cellphone "research" is a no-no! There'll be prizes and, of course the most important thing, bragging rights! Free pizza compliments of the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday September 25, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maeleah Carlisle   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 AM | Recommended for ages 1-3 1/2 years old, siblings welcome.

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.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: 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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ent_guitar01 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Art In Motion Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jinnie Trabulsi   413-263-6828   jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Tuesday, September 11 - October 2 | Collaborative arts program for grades 1 & 2 (ages 5-8)

The program is designed to expose children to creative collaboration and problem-solving. Specific sessions planned are theater games, storytelling, mural creation, and rhythmic music-making. 

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Tuesday | Ages birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

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.

    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.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_video_camera 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
   

Monthly on the second and fourth Tuesday | For Ages 11-18

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 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
   

Every Tuesday | Ages 7-18

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 p.m. to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time!

    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: Meg Galbreath   (413) 263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
    Every Tuesday | Children

Do you love LEGOS? Join us for building fun! Share your ideas and brick vision with other LEGO lovers- 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: Emma Peterson   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meets the last Tuesday of every month | Suggested for teens age 13-19

Here's your chance to meet regularly to share ideas about improving library programming for your age group, plan events, give input for materials selection and other fun activities. Light refreshments will be served. This program is  If interested, please fill in the online application here or contact the young adult reference librarian.

    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: Emma   Peterson   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
    Tuesdays | Adults, age 18+

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!

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
ent_film-reel 6:15 PM  -  8:00 PM Black Out Puerto Rico, Documentary and Discussion Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Haydee Hodis   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Ages 13 and up

September 20 marks a year since Puerto Rico experienced its worst natural disaster. On that date, Hurricn Maria struck the island; the 10th- most intense hurricane on record.  Join us for the showing of the powerful documentary Black Out Puerto Rico.  According to the producer, "Blackout in Puerto Rico...investigates the humanitarian and economic crisis in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. The film examines how the federal response, Wall Street, and years of neglect have left the island struggling to survive." Holyoke city councilor Jossie Valentin will moderate discussion after the documentary.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Cesan   413-782-7702   a126chocolate@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

 
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday September 26, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BYOB Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month, except December 26 | Adults

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!

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: Emma Peterson   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
    Meets every Wednesday | Adults

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.

 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
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lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays  | 1:30 - 2:30 PM | Ages 12 months - 6 years

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. No registration required. Space is limited to 12.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Hora de cuentos bilingues Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Los miércoles | 1:30 a 2:30 PM | Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, y los hermanos son bienvenidos

Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
elect_computer3 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Hi!Tech: Introduction to Microsoft Word Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Grodofsky   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Ages 18 and up

Having good word processing skills is fundamental to achieving success with the computer. This workshop reviews the most popular word processing program, Microsoft Word, to help you sharpen your formatting and editing skills. Skill with a keyboard and mouse is needed for success in this workshop. 18+

Computer Classes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
anim_dog1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Read to Momo: a Dog Who Listens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maeleah Carlisle   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Wednesday

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
 
rec_joystick.GIF 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Arcade on Wheels Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shadd Jamison   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
    Suggested for ages 10-18

The East Springfield Branch Library is bringing the Arcade on Wheels to your neighborhood! Arcade on Wheels is a state of the art, climate controlled, self-powered mobile arcade. The Arcade is a full size mobile arcade full of games that kids go on board to play, in which all games are set on free play. Some of the games on board include Ferrari Simulator, Airline Pilots, Grid, Vortex V3 (virtual reality), Terminator Salvation, Ghost Squad, Ultrapin, Ultracade (250 classic games in 1) 18 Wheeler, Star Wars and more!

For this special event, the Arcade on Wheels will be located in the parking lot of Genden's Auto Parts up the street from the library, at the corner of Osborne Terrace and Page Boulevard. Thanks to our generous community partner for sharing their lot!

Arcade On Wheels    
    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, 4:15-5 PM | Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required.

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
   

Every Wednesday | Ages 5-10

Join us each week as we have fun while strengthening creativity and engineering skills with LEGOs.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Basic Computer Skills Course for FCC Programs Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marcela M Simpson   413.336.3255   marcelamsimpson@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

If you are looking for basic computer skills or to upgrade computer skills you already have, you will not want to miss this four-session cohort. Relevant topics to discuss include, creating a newsletter, designing a format for a weekly plan, create e-mail account (Gmail), search for early childhood resources in the internet, using Google applications, like Google Drive and Google Hangouts, and navigating the EEC provider LEAD portal. 

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
lib_book3 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
    This group meets the last Wednesday of the month, from 6:00-7:00 PM | Adults

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann.

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. 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday September 27, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM PET Professional Learning Community Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jeanne E Regnier   860-882-4614   jeanne.regnierepscoach@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

A Professional Learning Community for Early Childhood Directors and Administrators.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Sensory Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen Sulzycki   413-263-6853 x201   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Thursday (except November 22), from 10:00 AM | Recommended for children under 10

Sensory Storytime is an inclusive storytime for all children. Come and enjoy stories, songs, movement activities, and hands-on sensory play. Everyone is welcome!

Please contact Ellen at 413-263-6828 x 444 if you have any questions about special accommodations for your child.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Thursdays | Birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

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. An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
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lib_bookflipping 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Horrible History! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sara Deignan   413-263-6828 x.201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, September 13th - October 4th, 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Central Library Children's Program Room. 

Join us to learn about real events in history that are strange, gross, and funny! Each Thursday afternoon, we will read stories about history and do an activity inspired by the stories. Come learn about the pyramids, knights, ninjas, and much more! Ages 6 - 10, siblings welcome.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
rec_bicycle.GIF 4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Bike Repair Clinic for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alexandra Remy   413-263-6843   aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Thursdays from Septemeber 27 - October 25 (Note: No clinic on October 11) | Ages 10-18

Join us as RADSpringfield returns for another teen Bike Repair Clinic at Forest Park Library. The bicycle experts from RADSpringfield, our local mobile, nonprofit bike shop, will be hosting a weekly event that teaches teens how to maintain and repair their bikes. This class is perfect for any skill level and will provide professional guidance in all things bike related!

 

    Location: Forest Park
 
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: Laura Normand   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Thursday | All ages welcome!

Join us in the Children's Workroom for LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild!

 

    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
    Every Thursday in the Children's Workroom | Adults and teens welcome

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.

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

Book & Craft Clubs    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
Friday September 28, 2018 Go To Top
food_coffeemaker 9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Come For Coffee! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   413 263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Friday, through December 28 | 18+

Stop-by the Brightwood Branch Library Friday mornings for coffee and conversation. We'll have the morning paper out, as well as crosswords, puzzles, and more. Bring along your knitting or crochet projects, or meet a friend for an hour of socializing. Coffee and tea generously provided by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Brightwood
 
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, 10:30-11:30 AM | Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

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.

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
    Meets every Friday | Adults

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.

Book & Craft Groups    
    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 Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meets every Friday | Adults

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.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_book_red 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
    Meets on the last Friday of the month | Adults

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads.  Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres! 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:00 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
   

Meets Every Friday | Ages 8-18

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
rec_chess_knight 3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Community Chess for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alexandra Remy   (413) 263-6843   aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Ages 11-18

Try your hand at chess and join us for a game with a community police officer. Kids are invited to come to the Forest Park Branch Library for a chess lesson where they can meet members of their local police unit and ask questions about, well, anything! Food will be provided.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
rec_legoguy 3:30 PM  -  4:30 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
   

For ages 11-18

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.

    Location: East Springfield
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misc_bingo 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Games @ Your Library After Hours Party Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Galbreath   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Call 413 263-6846 to reserve your space or register below | Ages 12-18

Board games, music and food! Join your friends for a party at the library. We will turn up the tunes, bring out your favorite games, both board and online and eat yummy food. Preregistration is strongly encouraged, either online or at the branch.

    Location: Indian Orchard
        There are 15 spaces available.
Saturday September 29, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Parent Village Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ayanna Crawford    413-886-9089   acconsultingandmedia@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_knitting 11:15 AM  -  12:45 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Harper   413-623-6843   aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meets every Saturday | Open to teens and adults, 13 and up

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. 

    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: Meg Galbreath   413 263 6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Saturday | 12:00 - 2:30 PM | Ages 8 and up

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips!  Space limited to 8 participants so come early.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_book_bunch1 12:30 PM  -  3:30 PM The Author Fair Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828, x221   
   

Come to the Fair to meet recently published authors and enjoy their works in this showcase of local talent and achievement. Authors will be on-hand to meet the public, discuss their books,  and sell and sign copies of them to interested readers. A wide range of reading genres will be on display including memoirs, novels, nonfiction, children's books, and more. With such a wide selection, there's likely to be something for readers of all ages! 14+

    Location: Central Library Rotunda
 
lib_book_red 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM DIY Book Covers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marisa Reichert   413-263-6828, x395   mreichert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Ages 13 and up

You have the right to read freely...which means it's no one's business what you read! Protect your privacy, and your books from damage, by joining us for a crafting session to make your own no-sew and reusable book covers with fabric and glue. Feel free to bring your own fabric or choose from our selection. Please pre-register so we can plan supplies accordingly.

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

Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Canceled - Women's Coding Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Sheridan     ksheridan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Ages 18 and up

Have you ever wanted to learn high-tech skills but thought you couldn't? In today's world, e-mail, web browsing, and spreadsheets are just the tip of the iceberg, and more complex skills are increasingly useful even outside of tech careers. If you've ever wanted to make your own website, build your own app, or secure your smartphone against unwanted prying, join us! Our coding club for women is for all women, ages 18 to 98, who want to learn and experiment in a low-pressure, highly collaborative environment.

We can't promise you'll be a "leet hacker", but if you ever wanted to give beyond-the-basic computer skills a try, bring your curiosity, enthusiasm, and ideas about what you want to learn, and we'll all teach each other! This is a club for those who enjoy self-directed learning.

Club meets monthly, light snacks provided, please pre-register.

Questions? Please contact Kim (ksheridan@springfieldlibrary.org) or Marisa (mreichert@springfieldlibrary.org)

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Monday October 1, 2018 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue Art and Recyclables Makerspace Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Monday | During Open Hours | Children

Drop in to learn and explore at our makerspace!  This creative space for kids and their families is chock full of art supplies and recycled stuff waiting to be transformed into something new.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
Monday October 1, 2018 -  Saturday October 13, 2018 Go To Top
holiday_pumpkin Guess the Pumpkin's Weight Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Hrobsky   413 263-6853   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

During Open Hours | For Families and Children

Say, how much does that pumpkin weigh? Come into the library and take a guess. The person who comes the closest wins the pumpkin just in time for fall festivities! All are welcome to take a guess during open hours.

    Location: Forest Park
Monday October 1, 2018 -  Wednesday October 31, 2018 Go To Top
elect_camera Brightwood Gallery: A Walk in Our Woods, Photographs by Nick Borges Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828, x221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

All ages

See the New England forest through the eyes of art photographer Nick Borges. His contemplative imagery reflects the beauty, calm, and magical order of the forest while personalizing it through his sensitive lens. From miniature close-ups to bold sunrises, Nick’s works are a personal yet powerful reminder of how much natural beauty we can find when simply walking through the woods.

    Location: Brightwood
Monday October 1, 2018 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
   

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

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.

    Location: Indian Orchard
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rec_legoguy 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Monday | Ages 5-10

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 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Hrobsky   413-263-6843   
   

Every Monday | Best for children ages 5 - 12

Join your fellow LEGO fans for an afternoon of building. What can you create?

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
school_chemistry2 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Mad Science Monday Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jinnie Trabulsi   413-263-6828   jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Monday, September 10-October 1 | STEM program for children age 8-12.

The program is designed to expose kids ot a variety of scientific concepts. Specific sessions include geology, animal biology, the scientific method, and chemistry.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday October 2, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maeleah Carlisle   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 AM | Recommended for ages 1-3 1/2 years old, siblings welcome.

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.

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
ent_guitar01 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Art In Motion Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jinnie Trabulsi   413-263-6828   jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Tuesday, September 11 - October 2 | Collaborative arts program for grades 1 & 2 (ages 5-8)

The program is designed to expose children to creative collaboration and problem-solving. Specific sessions planned are theater games, storytelling, mural creation, and rhythmic music-making. 

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Tuesday | Ages birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

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.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Department of Health & Human Services All-Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Yaitza Osorio   413-886-5018   Yosorio@springfieldcityhall.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Monthly all-staff meeting.

    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
   

Meets on the first Tuesday of every month | For ages 11-18

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

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

Every Tuesday | Ages 7-18

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 p.m. to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time!

    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: Meg Galbreath   (413) 263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
    Every Tuesday | Children

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 5:00 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.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
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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: Emma   Peterson   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
    Tuesdays | Adults, age 18+

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!

    Location: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday October 3, 2018 Go To Top
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   
    Meets on the first Wednesday of each month | Adults

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!

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: Emma Peterson   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
    Meets every Wednesday | Adults

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.

 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays  | 1:30 - 2:30 PM | Ages 12 months - 6 years

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. No registration required. Space is limited to 12.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Hora de cuentos bilingues Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Los miércoles | 1:30 a 2:30 PM | Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, y los hermanos son bienvenidos

Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños.

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

Every Wednesday

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_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, 4:15-5 PM | Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required.

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
   

Every Wednesday | Ages 5-10

Join us each week as we have fun while strengthening creativity and engineering skills with LEGOs.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
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
 
ent_microphone1 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Trans Talk Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shadd Jamison   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

For ages 13 and up

Transgender people and issues are more visible today than ever, but understanding the issues can be confusing. Do we use she, hir, he, or s/he? What is the transition process like, and how does it work? Jillian Celentano transitioned two years ago, and is committed to advocacy and education about transgender concerns. She's visiting Springfield to offer a down-to-earth talk on transgender perspectives and experiences, and to answer your questions. Free pizza, compliments of the Friends of the Library. Walk-ins are always welcomed, though registering online helps the library make sure there’s enough room and pizza for everyone.

    Location: East Springfield
    Registration will begin on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
anim_butterfly_02 6:15 PM  -  8:00 PM Attract Butterflies and Hummingbirds to Your Garden Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reggie Wilson   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Ages 13 and up

October 3rd is National Butterfly & Hummingbird Day.  Join us for a presentation by Sixteen Acres Branch Library Manager Reggie Wilson on how to attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden.  Learn about the popular plants that attract butterflies and hummingbirds, and see how to design a beautiful garden similar to the one at the library.  Following the talk will be a free showing of the award winning, family documentary First Flight: A Mother Hummingbird's Story that will touch your heart and inspire you to attract these beautiful creatures. Light refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library will be available.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
lib_bookshelf 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Books & Brew Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Ortiz   413-263-6836   bortiz@springfieldlibrary.org
   

First Wednesday of the month, starting at 7:00 PM | This program is intended for 20-30 somethings, but all are welcome!

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

For our next meeting we will be discussing In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware.                                             

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
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Thursday October 4, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Sensory Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen Sulzycki   413-263-6853 x201   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Thursday (except November 22), from 10:00 AM | Recommended for children under 10

Sensory Storytime is an inclusive storytime for all children. Come and enjoy stories, songs, movement activities, and hands-on sensory play. Everyone is welcome!

Please contact Ellen at 413-263-6828 x 444 if you have any questions about special accommodations for your child.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Thursdays | Birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

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. An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
lib_bookflipping 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Horrible History! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sara Deignan   413-263-6828 x.201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, September 13th - October 4th, 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Central Library Children's Program Room. 

Join us to learn about real events in history that are strange, gross, and funny! Each Thursday afternoon, we will read stories about history and do an activity inspired by the stories. Come learn about the pyramids, knights, ninjas, and much more! Ages 6 - 10, siblings welcome.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
rec_bicycle.GIF 4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Bike Repair Clinic for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alexandra Remy   413-263-6843   aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Thursdays from Septemeber 27 - October 25 (Note: No clinic on October 11) | Ages 10-18

Join us as RADSpringfield returns for another teen Bike Repair Clinic at Forest Park Library. The bicycle experts from RADSpringfield, our local mobile, nonprofit bike shop, will be hosting a weekly event that teaches teens how to maintain and repair their bikes. This class is perfect for any skill level and will provide professional guidance in all things bike related!

 

    Location: Forest Park
 
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: Laura Normand   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Thursday | All ages welcome!

Join us in the Children's Workroom for LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild!

 

    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
    Every Thursday in the Children's Workroom | Adults and teens welcome

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.

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  -  7:00 PM Girl Scouts Earn and Learn Night Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Donovan Reynolds   413-224-4028   dreynolds@gscwm.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Attend this Girl Scout Information event to learn about Girl Scouts. Troops for girls in grades K-12 are now forming. Leaders and volunteers needed.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Linking Latino Educators Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rosemary M Hernandez   413-731-7966   rhernandez@clarendonees.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

FCC Educators come and find out what is happening in early childhood education and support in each other in your language.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
Friday October 5, 2018 Go To Top
food_coffeemaker 9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Come For Coffee! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   413 263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Ages 18 and up

Stop-by the Brightwood Branch Library Friday mornings for coffee and conversation. We'll have the morning paper out, as well as crosswords, puzzles, and more. Bring along your knitting or crochet projects, or meet a friend for a hour of friendly socializing. Coffee and tea generously provided by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Brightwood
 
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, 10:30-11:30 AM | Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

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.

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
    Meets on the 1st Friday of every month | Ages 10 and up

Tai Chi is a slow motion, low impact form of exercise suitable for people of any age. It is often referred to as “moving meditation” and has been widely practiced in the Far East for thousands of years. Enjoy its graceful flow, and experience the benefits it can bring to balance, coordination, focus, and calm. Tai Chi for Everyone will take place outside on the lawn weather permitting.

 

    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
    Meets every Friday | Adults

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.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
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rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meets every Friday | Adults

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.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:00 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
   

Meets Every Friday | Ages 8-18

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
office_meeting1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Advisory Board at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shadd Jamison   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meets on the first Friday of every month | For Teens ages 13-18

Teens, shouldn't you have a say in what your library does?

We want you to join our Teen Advisory Board. Share what programs and materials you want. Talk about your ideas to make the library a better place for you. Come and enjoy refreshments while you meet new friends, and make your voice heard.

    Location: East Springfield
Saturday October 6, 2018 Go To Top
rec_knitting 11:15 AM  -  12:45 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Harper   413-623-6843   aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meets every Saturday | Open to teens and adults, 13 and up

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. 

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_tshirt 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Sharpie Tie-Dye T Shirts Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Galbreath   413 263 6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Using sharpies and rubbing alchohol we will make gorgeous t-shirts. For ages 11 and up. Preregistration is strongly recomended, space is limited. Please call (413) 263- 6846 to save your space. Either bring your own shirt (white preferred) or we will supply one.

    Location: Indian Orchard Community Room
    Registration will begin on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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: Meg Galbreath   413 263 6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Saturday | 12:00 - 2:30 PM | Ages 8 and up

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips!  Space limited to 8 participants so come early.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
school_chemistry2 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Mad Science Labs Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia LaBroad   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Held the 1st Saturday of the Month | Children

Drop in to try some fun and innovative science experiments at the East Springfield Library. 

    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Time - Imagine Explore Create Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday October 7, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  5:00 PM We Will Not Be Divided: Jews and Allies Standing Together Against Anti-Semitism Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lindsey P   978-430-7531   lindsey@truthschool.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

A training offered by the Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership. This is the first of a three part series to help us, Jews and allies, stand together against anti-semitism. 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Monday October 8, 2018 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue Art and Recyclables Makerspace Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Monday | During Open Hours | Children

Drop in to learn and explore at our makerspace!  This creative space for kids and their families is chock full of art supplies and recycled stuff waiting to be transformed into something new.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
trans_mayflower Columbus Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

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

Locations and Hours    
    Location: All Library Locations
Monday October 8, 2018 -  Saturday October 13, 2018 Go To Top
holiday_ghost Boo Craft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maureen Tipton   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

During Open Hours | For Families and Children

Booooooo! Come create your own ghastly ghost with this frightfully fun family craft.

    Location: East Forest Park
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Monday October 8, 2018 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Monday | Ages 5-10

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
Tuesday October 9, 2018 Go To Top
rec_yoga 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chair Yoga Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shadd Jamison   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
    Meets on the second Tuesday of every month | Ages 18 and up

Chair Yoga is a unique. It's a yoga style that adapts yoga positions and poses while incorporating the use of a chair. The chair replaces the yoga mat, and becomes an extension of the body. The student is able to warm-up the body safely, and perform yoga poses with more support and stability. Poses are done seated on the chair, or the chair is used for support during  poses, bends, extensions, balances, and stretches. Chair yoga is suitable for all fitness levels and physical conditions. Led by Nicole Ferraro, a certified yoga instructor.

    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maeleah Carlisle   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 AM | Recommended for ages 1-3 1/2 years old, siblings welcome.

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.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: 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
   

Meets on the second Tuesday of every month | Adults

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 month's selection is: Outwitting History: The Amazing Adventures of a Man Who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books by Aaron Lanksy (2004) nonfiction.

Book & Craft Groups    
    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: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Tuesday | Ages birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

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.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM PET Professional Learning Community Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jeanne E Regnier   860.882.4614   jeanne.regnierepscoach@gmail.com
   

This is not a library sponsored event.

The Preschool Enrichment team will be providing opportunities for Early Childhood Educators to come together and discuss best practices in the field of early childhood. 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_video_camera 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
   

Monthly on the second and fourth Tuesday | For Ages 11-18

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
trans_space_shuttle 3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM To Infinity and Beyond! Water Bottle Rockets Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alexandra Remy   (413) 263-6843   aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

For ages 12-18

Using a little bit of chemistry and a lot of fun, we'll be making and launching water bottle rockets in celebration of Teen Read Week. With some vinegar, baking soda, and determination, we'll be taking off to the stars. The Forest Park Library space race is on!

Location: Forest Park Reading Garden weather permitting.

    Location: Forest Park
 
rec_chess_knight 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
   

Every Tuesday | Ages 7-18

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 p.m. to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time!

    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: Meg Galbreath   (413) 263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
    Every Tuesday | Children

Do you love LEGOS? Join us for building fun! Share your ideas and brick vision with other LEGO lovers- 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: Emma   Peterson   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
    Tuesdays | Adults, age 18+

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!

    Location: Sixteen Acres
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Ward 1 Democratic Committee Monthly Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luis Arzola   413-265-9950   LArzola@chd.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

 
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Wednesday October 10, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BYOB Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month, except December 26 | Adults

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!

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: Emma Peterson   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
    Meets every Wednesday | Adults

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.

 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays  | 1:30 - 2:30 PM | Ages 12 months - 6 years

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. No registration required. Space is limited to 12.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Hora de cuentos bilingues Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Los miércoles | 1:30 a 2:30 PM | Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, y los hermanos son bienvenidos

Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños.

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

Every Wednesday

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 Tabletop Tennis and Air Hockey for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meets the second Wednesday of every month | For ages 11-18

Tabletop tennis, anyone? How about air hockey? Teens are invited to join us for an afternoon of fun playing tabletop tennis/ping pong and air hockey. Play for bragging rights or just for fun; plus it's a great exercise workout!  Can you meet the challenge? 

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

Wednesdays, 4:15-5 PM | Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
misc_kapow.GIF 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Comics Club at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe   413-263-6840   SHodge-Wetherbe@SpringfieldLibrary.org
   

Club meets on the second Wednesday of every month | For teens 12-18

Do you wait on the edge of your seat for the next Marvel movie? Do you think Mikasa Akerman from AOT is the coolest character in anime? Then this is the club for you! Join us here at East Springfield as we share our favorites in anime, manga, and American comics.  Members will help shape how the club progresses, and what events we hold every month! Come and geek out with us!

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

Every Wednesday | Ages 5-10

Join us each week as we have fun while strengthening creativity and engineering skills with LEGOs.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Basic Computer Skills Course for FCC Programs Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marcela M Simpson   413.336.3255   marcelamsimpson@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

If you are looking for basic computer skills or to upgrade computer skills you already have, you will not want to miss this four-session cohort. Relevant topics to discuss include, creating a newsletter, designing a format for a weekly plan, create e-mail account (Gmail), search for early childhood resources in the internet, using Google applications, like Google Drive and Google Hangouts, and navigating the EEC provider LEAD portal. 

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
misc_kapow.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
    Held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month | For ages 10-18

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

    Location: East Forest Park
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rec_scissors&glue 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Craft Night at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
    Held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month | All Ages

Monthly all-ages craft night. Come have fun and let us clean up the mess!

 

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday October 11, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Sensory Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen Sulzycki   413-263-6853 x201   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Thursday (except November 22), from 10:00 AM | Recommended for children under 10

Sensory Storytime is an inclusive storytime for all children. Come and enjoy stories, songs, movement activities, and hands-on sensory play. Everyone is welcome!

Please contact Ellen at 413-263-6828 x 444 if you have any questions about special accommodations for your child.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Thursdays | Birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

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. An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
office_money_bills_coins 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Is It A Good Match? Learning How to Approach and Write to the Right Funders for Your Project Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Truth School - Lindsey   413-238-1280   Lindsey@TruthSchool.org
   

Many grant proposals are rejected because they are not a good match with the grantmaker. Participants will learn how to identify the good match indicators and how to determine a funder’s problem-solving approach, underlying beliefs, and political ideology. Because this information affects what is presented and emphasized in a proposal, grantseekers will discover how to read between the lines and find the “hook” – the connection between one’s project and a prospective funder – and how to write their proposals in a way that the funder can hear.

An offering of the Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership and the Springfield City Library's Foundation Center Funding Information Network, this class is led by trainer Deborah Koch, Author of How to Say It: Grantwriting: Write ProposalsThat Grantmakers Want to Fund. Deborah Koch is an accomplished trainer, writer, and grantseeker, raising millions of dollars for higher education and community nonprofits, and teaching hundreds of people how to do the same.

Click the link to register for this class 

 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_book3 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Harper   413-263-6843   aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meets the second Thursday of every month | Adults

We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book will be available at the branch.  For October we will be reading "Less", Author: Andrew Greer.

Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
school_chemistry2 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Gross Science with SLIME! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Galbreath   413 263 6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

For ages 7-12

What IS slime!? What kind of slime is the fluffiest? The stickiest? The slimy-est? Find out at our SLIME lab! Space is limited so come early, and be ready to get messy.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
nat_stars2 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM It's Written in the Stars: StarLab Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alexandra Remy   (413) 263-6843   aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

For ages 11-18

Leave Earth with us as the Springfield Science Museum StarLab will be at the Forest Park Library with their portable planetarium. Explore the widest reaches of the universe in celebration of Teen Read Week and learn about all of the mysteries of space.

Presentation start times will be at 4PM and at 5PM.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
rec_bicycle.GIF 4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Bike Repair Clinic for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alexandra Remy   413-263-6843   aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Thursdays from Septemeber 27 - October 25 (Note: No clinic on October 11) | Ages 10-18

Join us as RADSpringfield returns for another teen Bike Repair Clinic at Forest Park Library. The bicycle experts from RADSpringfield, our local mobile, nonprofit bike shop, will be hosting a weekly event that teaches teens how to maintain and repair their bikes. This class is perfect for any skill level and will provide professional guidance in all things bike related!

 

    Location: Forest Park
 
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: Laura Normand   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Thursday | All ages welcome!

Join us in the Children's Workroom for LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild!

 

    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
    Every Thursday in the Children's Workroom | Adults and teens welcome

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.

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 October 12, 2018 Go To Top
food_coffeemaker 9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Come For Coffee! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   413 263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Ages 18 and up

Stop-by the Brightwood Branch Library Friday mornings for coffee and conversation. We'll have the morning paper out, as well as crosswords, puzzles, and more. Bring along your knitting or crochet projects, or meet a friend for a hour of friendly socializing. Coffee and tea generously provided by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Brightwood
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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, 10:30-11:30 AM | Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

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.

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
    Meets every Friday | Adults

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.

Book & Craft Groups    
    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 Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meets every Friday | Adults

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.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_paintpalette 2:00 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
   

Monthly on the 2nd Friday | Ages 11 and up

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. 

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:00 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
   

Meets Every Friday | Ages 8-18

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
lib_bookflipping 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Adventures in Reading Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Theresa Boulrice   413 263-6836   tboulrice@springfield
   

Held on the 2nd Friday of every month | Ages 8-10

Calling all reading adventurers! Want to explore different kinds of books? Join us as we read our way through fantasy, biography, historical fiction and more. We will meet every second Friday of the month to discuss our book, followed by a craft to continue the fun.  You can pick up a copy each month's book at the East Forest Park Library. 

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday October 13, 2018 Go To Top
misc_thread 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Make It! Embroidered Felt Bag Charm Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Ages 12 to adults

Do you love to hand stitch, but don't have the time to finish anything? You can craft a bag charm or two at one sitting. Make a cute felt house, mushroom, or fox design, adorned with simple embroidery techniques. These charms will add a touch of whimsy to your handbag or key chain, or could be a personable yet inexpensive gift.

    Location: Indian Orchard Community Room
    Registration will begin on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to PowerPoint Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Microsoft PowerPoint is everywhere. PowerPoint 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 PowerPoint. This class is for adults with keyboard and mouse skills. Light refreshments, compliments of the Friends of the Library, will be provided. 18+

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
    Registration will begin on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
rec_knitting 11:15 AM  -  12:45 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Harper   413-623-6843   aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meets every Saturday | Open to teens and adults, 13 and up

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. 

    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: Meg Galbreath   413 263 6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Saturday | 12:00 - 2:30 PM | Ages 8 and up

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips!  Space limited to 8 participants so come early.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
eth_mexican_flag.GIF 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Mason Movies Presents... COCO! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Victoria Palmatier   413-263-6853   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This event is for children, although family members of children are encouraged to attend!

Join us at the Mason Square Library Community Room for a screening of Disney/Pixar's Coco! Watch as Miguel, a young boy from Mexico with big dreams of becoming a famous musician, goes on an amazing journey to meet his ancestors during Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). There will also be Coco themed coloring pages, snacks, and drinks. The program will start at 11:30 and will wrap up around 2:30. Food and beverages will be generously provided by the Friends of the Library.

"I have to sing. I have to play. The music is...it's not just in me! It is me. When life gets me down, I play my guitar. The rest of the world may follow the rules, but I must follow my heart. You know that feeling, like there's a song in the air and it's playing just for you? A feeling so close you will reach out and touch it? I never knew I could want something so much, but it's true. Never underestimate the power of music!" - Ernesto de la Cruz in Coco

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

Held the first Saturday of every month | Recommended for children ages 5-12

Note: In September we will be meeting on 9/8 and October on 10/13.

Come and enjoy a fun interactive story, an engaging activity and a free light lunch. Sponsored by Faith United Church.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
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lib_book_signing 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Write-Up Springfield! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tara Dasso   413-244-8982   tdasso@gmail.com
   

Meets Monthly | Ages 18 and up

Calling all creative writers! A new group has started to workshop your writing, and network on creative writing opportunities, techniques, and styles.The group meets once a month, and always welcomes new members. Funding provided by the Friends of the Library.

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

Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday October 14, 2018 Go To Top
ent_guitar01 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Rotunda Rhythms: the Spanish Guitar of Tony Silva Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828, x221   mjaquith@springfieildlibrary.org
   

All Ages

Award winning composer and guitarist Tony Silva performs the music of Spain. From colorful tarantellas to passionate flamenco, Mr. Silva covers it all in a diverse, educational, and thrilling program of great Spanish guitar music. Free attendance raffle to all those who stay for the concert, and with funding from the Friends of the Library and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

    Location: Central Library Rotunda
Monday October 15, 2018 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue Art and Recyclables Makerspace Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Monday | During Open Hours | Children

Drop in to learn and explore at our makerspace!  This creative space for kids and their families is chock full of art supplies and recycled stuff waiting to be transformed into something new.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
Monday October 15, 2018 -  Saturday October 27, 2018 Go To Top
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    Contact: Diane Houle   413263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
    During Open Hours | For Families and Children

Say, how much does that pumpkin weigh? Come into the library and take a guess. The person who comes the closest wins the pumpkin just in time for fall festivities! All are welcome to take a guess during open hours.

    Location: Brightwood
 
holiday_pumpkin Guess the Pumpkin's Weight Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trish LaBroad   413263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
    During Open Hours | For Families and Children

Say, how much does that pumpkin weigh? Come into the library and take a guess. The person who comes the closest wins the pumpkin just in time for fall festivities! All are welcome to take a guess during open hours.

    Location: East Springfield
 
holiday_pumpkin Guess the Pumpkin's Weight Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   413 263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

During Open Hours | For Families and Children

Say, how much does that pumpkin weigh? Come into the library and take a guess. The person who comes the closest wins the pumpkin just in time for fall festivities! All are welcome to take a guess during open hours.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
holiday_pumpkin Guess the Pumpkin's Weight Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413263-6836   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
    During Open Hours | For Families and Children

Say, how much does that pumpkin weigh? Come into the library and take a guess. The person who comes the closest wins the pumpkin just in time for fall festivities! All are welcome to take a guess during open hours.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Monday October 15, 2018 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
   

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

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.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM hold for early literacy coalition Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen Sulzycki   4132636828   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every Monday | Ages 5-10

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 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Hrobsky   413-263-6843   
   

Every Monday | Best for children ages 5 - 12

Join your fellow LEGO fans for an afternoon of building. What can you create?

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
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office_dollarsign 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Crowdfunding for Small Business Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alison Messier   413-263-6828 x426   amessier@spri