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Wednesday March 1, 2017 -  Thursday April 27, 2017 Go To Top
elect_camera Art Central: Photography of the Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

On display in Art Central through April 27 are photographs of the Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club including shots of their many activities and newly redeveloped docking area in the North End. Photographs of their youth lessons and rowing on the Connecticut River, including the perennially popular Dragon Boat Festival and more, give the viewer a fascinating glimpse into some of the many wonderful things they do here in Springfield and beyond.

Art & Photography Exhibits    
    Location: Central Library
Friday March 24, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
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   
   

Fridays, December 2, 2016 -  March 31, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and a craft. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Writers' Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kerry McGuirl   978-727-9359   klmcguirl@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

 

Creative writing group for adults (18+) affected by homelessness.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_computer3 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Drop-In Resume and Writing Assistance Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Need help writing a resume? A cover letter? Do you want help proof-reading an essay for school or a scholarship application? Come down to the Mason Square Branch Library on Fridays between 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. for one-on-one writing assistance with library intern, Samantha.

Writing a resume or cover letter from scratch? We'll get you set up on a computer in the branch.

Already have something written out? Save the document to your email or bring it to the library on a flash drive. Limit 6 pages.

Resources for Jobseekers    
    Location: Mason Square
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Friday afternoon from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday March 25, 2017 Go To Top
office_filecabinet 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Not Your Mother's Job Search: Resume Writing 101 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Up-to-date resumes can help you land the job you want. In this workshop, you'll learn what has changed in resume writing, how to tailor your resume using key words, how to submit your resume online and more. Cover letter writing will also be presented in this interactive workshop and presentation. This is part 1 of the three-part series Not Your Mother's Job Search! Led by Barbara Foster, Career Development Counselor at Holyoke Community College. Funded in part by the Friends of the Library.

Resources for Jobseekers    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
misc_trowel 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Gardening Workshop: Soil Health and Soil Testing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This workshop will cover topics on soil health, particularly soil restoration in cities and the importance of soil testing. Though we will talk about how to take a soil sample at the workshop, participants are encouraged to bring soil samples from their gardens with them. Samples will be tested at no cost by UMass' Stockbridge School of Agriculture.

Part of the Springfield Food Policy Council's ongoing gardening workshop series. Please see their website for additional information.

This program was funded in part by Health in the Square, a grant received from the National Library of Medicine

Weather permitting, this workshop will be held in the Mason Square Branch Community Garden. If conditions are particularly cold or inhospitable, it will be held in the Children's Workroom.

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
rec_games 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Games Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tabletop Games. Board Games. Card Games. Join us for an afternoon of games and fun. Bring your own game or try one of ours. No experience necessary.

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
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misc_trowel 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Community Gardeners Gathering Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come join the Springfield Food Policy Council, the Mason Square Community Garden and the Mason Square Branch Library as we look forward to the growing season and share our experience, strength, and hope in urban gardening.

It is amazing what can happen when like-minded people come together.

Did you have some great successes in the last few years? Did you struggle with something? What do you want to know about but were always unwilling to ask?  This is the place to answer all these questions.

Light refreshments will be served.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Forest Park Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Miners and crafters! Come to the Library's new Minecraft Club to build, play, and create--and battle zombies, of course. For ages 12-18.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters - Saturday Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shanekha Young   413-221-7098   malaya114@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This run a workshop for Sorority members

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
lib_book_bunch1 3:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Film Screening with Discussion of the Documentary The Castro Tapes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Please join us for a free showing and discussion of a terrific PBS documentary, The Fidel Castro Tapes.  According to the producer: "To some an icon of resistance and to others the very face of dictatorial oppression, Fidel Castro was one of the most provocative political figures of the 20th century. The Fidel Castro Tapes  chronicles how his drive and charisma catapulted him to power in Cuba and how he used these traits to maintain control of his country for nearly five decades and capture the attention of the world."  There will be a discussion after the documentary that will feature a special guest, Sixteen Acres resident and former Springfield City Councilor Clodo Concepcion.  Clodo grew up in Cuba, the  second of 12 children, on a tobacco farm under the Batista government.  He came to the United States in 1956. 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
Sunday March 26, 2017 Go To Top
ent_note 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Rotunda Rhythms Presents The Softer Side of Celtic: Music and Stories Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The Softer Side of Celtic brings the stories of music from Scotland, Ireland and England into a program that will keep the audience on the edge of their seats. There will be singing, laughing, clapping, and perhaps a few tears, as he tells the songs' stories. Jeff Snow is a highly regarded guitarist who also plays the autoharp, bouzouki, and other instruments. His relaxed presentation is warm and friendly, perfect for children, teens, and adults. Attendees earn a chance to win the free raffle sponsored by the Friends of the Library. This program is sponsored in part by the Springfield Cultural Council.

Music & Entertainment    
    Location: Central Library Rotunda
Monday March 27, 2017 Go To Top
elect_computer3 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Computer Clinic: Focus on Spreadsheets Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Spreadsheets like Microsoft Excel help us with basic budgeting, tracking numbers, organizing mailing lists, making charts, and more. Working with them can be tricky, though, so let librarian Linda Grodofsky help you get started. Basic keyboard and mouse skills are needed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's programming raffle. Led by Linda.

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Forest Park
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
rec_paintbucket 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Messy Mondays for Wee Ones! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Get your hands - and clothes - messy during Messy Mondays. We will finger paint, use kinetic sand and clay. We will have smocks but please wear clothes you can get dirty. For ages 3 and up. Siblings welcome. Space is limited to 10 so please come early.

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

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

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

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Monday from 1:30-3 PM.

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
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rec_dance2 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Snacks and Karaoke for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Teens, come sing and dance along to your favorite hits - it's a sure cure for cabin fever! We'll also try out some quick snack recipes to add to the fun. For ages 11 to 18.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
nat_summertime 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Sandtray Play at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Play with miniatures in a personal-size sandtray and make up your own stories. Ages 3-12

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM DCM Girls Who Code Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Baymon   413-214-3665   jbaymon1023@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

We will be teaching pre-teen and teen girls to code using the curriculum of Girls Who Code. We hope to spark an interest for young woman to desire to enter the world of Computer Science.

Event held by Deliverance Center Ministries.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Tuesday March 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Division Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Director's Office     
   

City Hall Division Meeting 

    Location: Central Library 4th Fl. Conference Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Music Together at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, March 7 – April 11, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Home City Families presents to you GREATER SPRINGFIELD MUSIC TOGETHER!!
Come enjoy this 5 week series of music and movement with your child! Children birth to 5 years old & their parents.
SPACE IS LIMITED! Registration is required; call 413-886-5158.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM 2017 Family Engagement Summit planning team meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Justin Chellman   413-787-6724   jchellman@springfieldcityhall.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

A subcommittee meeting to discuss and plan for the 2017 Family Engagement Summit (scheduled to take place on June 10th 2017).

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, March 7 -  May 30, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Calling all parents with children birth to 5 years old! We invite you along with your child for a fun-filled hour of stories, songs, crafts and more.  No sign up required, just drop in!

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
elect_computer3 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Foundation Center: Introduction to Finding Funders Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Donna Goldthwaite   413-263-6828 ext 437   dgoldthwaite@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This workshop is an overview of the Foundation Center Database, a powerful tool for the nonprofit community, providing access to 90,000+ U.S. foundations, grant making public charities, and corporate givers, with links to over 7,000 grant maker and corporate websites and IRS 990-PF and 990 returns. The workshop will review tips and tricks for searching and how to best use the database’s interface. An introduction to the Grantspace website—another powerful resource for grantmakers—will also be covered. Reserved seating is limited to representatives of area nonprofit and grassroots organizations. Led by librarian Donna Goldthwaite.

Note: If you bring a laptop we can accommodate you in the back of the lab if we are overbooked.

Funding Information Network    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
   
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM International Outreach Ministries Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mattie Johnson   413-686-7996   jmattiep19@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event. 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_video_camera2 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game ON! Video Gaming for Teens 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Massachusetts Parents United focus group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Hanoi Reyes   617-750-6889   hanoi@discoverasg.com
   

Focus groups to find challenges that parents face in their communities.

Not a library-sponsored program

Ana Vivas is also a contact

 
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Club Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: anne cesan   413-782-7702   a126chocolate@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This group will review the next book selected.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday March 29, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, ongoing, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Mason Square Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and playtime. Registration required for large groups. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_computer3 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Introduction to Computers, Part 2 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lipshires   413-263-6828 ext 395   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The Web is everywhere and skill with it is needed for much of what we do in work and at play. Learn the basics in this hands-on workshop on how to find the websites you want, use search engines effectively, work well with web forms, and more. Experience with a keyboard and mouse is needed for success in this practical  workshop. Participants earn a chance to win this month's programming raffle. Led by Lisa.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Read/Write/Now
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Please call Emma at 413-263-6858 if you have knitting supplies to donate. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Wednesday from 1-3 PM.

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

School getting you stressed? Join our Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens. We supply the artist quality crayons, pencils and pens, and coloring pages to spark your creativity. Just drop by and color your stress away. Display your artwork in the Teen Room if you would like. Every Wednesday.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM The Center After School Program Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Althea Haines   413-734-3106   centerafterschool@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
rec_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   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
lib_teddybear_reading 5:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Family Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

Wednesdays, November 30 – March 29, 5:30 – 6 p.m. Join us for stories. No registration required. Ages 5-9, siblings welcome.

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

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies by Ross King.

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Gaming Club at Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Play computer games and make friends at the Gaming Club!  We will be playing games that encourage collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.  The games included in this program are Minecraft, Roblox, Scratch, and Makey Makey. Limited to 10 kids.  Sign in begins at 5:15 p.m. weekly. Ages 8-12.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
ent_microphone1 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Katherine Kraver Author Talk Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reggie Wilson   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrate International Children’s Book Day!  Join us for a special family event featuring local author and educator Katherine Kraver.   A globetrotter who has visited Jordan, Haiti and two dozen other countries, she is dedicated to raising awareness about the plight of refugees and hardships that children face across the globe.

She will be reading from her newest book, The Boy with the Red Shoes. This moving story centers on the hardships that a young boy goes through in Haiti whose home and community is destroyed by an earthquake.

The program will also include crafts, a slide show on the author’s travels and writing process, and a book signing.  $1.00 from the sale of each of her books will be donated to The Red Cross to help children. 

Writing, Reading & Author Talks    
    Location: East Springfield
Thursday March 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Springfield Honors Academy: Introduction to Families Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Grace Howard-Donlin   774-402-0462   howard-donling@springfieldpublicschools.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Springfield Public Schools and the Springfield Empowerment Zone are bringing a new high school option to the city for the Fall of 2017. This event will allow for family members to hear more about this opportunity for their student(s) as well as meet the Founding Director. Light refreshments will be offered.

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

Thursdays, March 2 – May 25, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
office_pencil 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Artist's Way Discussion and Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron in a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with writing and spoken exercises. The Artist’s Way develops new and aspiring artists by sharpening the artist-spiritual connection, and promises to be a highly personal and exciting journey. Workshops will be led by Phyllis St. George, published poet and editor, and exponent of The Artist’s Way.

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

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

    Location: Brightwood
 
ent_guitar01 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Learn Ukulele Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This event has been rescheduled from an earlier date.

Have you always wanted to learn to play an instrument? Come to the library for this workshop, and you'll be on your way to playing a mean ukulele! This program is for ages 10 through adult and open to the first 20 participants. Instruments will be provided.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

 

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

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

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

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

Arts & Crafts    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
office_meeting1 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM My Beloved Springfield: Honoring Pioneering Librarians and Women's Leadership Panel Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Canosa Albano   413-263-6828 ext 291   
   

Explore local leadership development opportunities aimed at women at our information fair (5:30 to 6 p.m.), then join us as we honor two pioneering librarians, Mrs. Bettye Webb and Mrs. Sylvia Humphrey-Spann, who led the Mason Square (formerly Winchester Square) Branch Library and made it a welcoming, educational, and motivational cultural center for neighborhood residents, particularly young people. After they are honored, be inspired by a panel of other local women as they tell us about their different paths to leadership. Time for questions and answers as well as light refreshments will be included.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are 117 spaces available.
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office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

Locations and Hours    
    Location: Central Library
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misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM POAH HUD Public Information Session Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jeanette Wilson   413-733-3316   jwilson@poahcommunities.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

POAH Communities want to hold an information session regarding the opening of our waiting list for Affordable Housing under the HUD program.

This meeting is to info the public regarding our new lottery process and produres.

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
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   
   

Fridays, December 2, 2016 -  March 31, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and a craft. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
elect_computer3 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Drop-In Resume and Writing Assistance Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Need help writing a resume? A cover letter? Do you want help proof-reading an essay for school or a scholarship application? Come down to the Mason Square Branch Library on Fridays between 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. for one-on-one writing assistance with library intern, Samantha.

Writing a resume or cover letter from scratch? We'll get you set up on a computer in the branch.

Already have something written out? Save the document to your email or bring it to the library on a flash drive. Limit 6 pages.

Resources for Jobseekers    
    Location: Mason Square
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Friday afternoon from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday April 1, 2017 -  Saturday April 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_globe Poems For Peace Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

What are the hopes and dreams that all people, everywhere, share? What wishes do you have for our planet and the people who live here? Come to any library during open hours and write a poem or note to your neighbors on earth. Decorate a cutout of a kid just like you, and pass your poem of peace on. We will have some haiku poetry examples if you need some inspiration for your writing. All artwork and notes will be collected and displayed at a special program "I'm Your Neighbor" at the Central Library on Sunday, April 30.

    Location: All Library Locations
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misc_handshake 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Not Your Mother's Job Search: Interview with Confidence Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Preparation is key to handling a job interview well. In this workshop, participants will practice how to handle those difficult questions and learn how to deal with various types of interview styles and formats including telephone and Skype interviews. This is part 2 of the three-part series Not Your Mother's Job Search! Led by Barbara Foster, Career Development Counselor at Holyoke Community College. Funded in part by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Springfield Carnival Association Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gloria Scarlett   413-693-3343   scarlettg51@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Meeting is open to the public.

The Springfield Carnival Association meets to plan for all the up coming events for this year's 2017.

The main focus will be on the Scholarship Award Dinner, Beach Trip and the Health fair. Committee will be formed to command the different events.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  2:30 PM DST Youth Programs Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pamela Westmoreland   413-222-3957   sacyouthprograms@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Spring activity for Delta Academy and GEMS

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 11:45 AM  -  12:45 PM Meet Author Karen Dachsel Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Meet author Karen Dachsel, born in Springfield. She will read from her children's books and lead guests in an activity.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
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rec_games 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Games Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tabletop Games. Board Games. Card Games. Join us for an afternoon of games and fun. Bring your own game or try one of ours. No experience necessary.

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
ent_microphone1 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Katherine Kraver Author Talk Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reggie Wilson   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrate International Children’s Book Day!  Join us for a special family event featuring local author and educator Katherine Kraver.   A globetrotter who has visited Jordan, Haiti and two dozen other countries, she is dedicated to raising awareness about the plight of refugees and hardships that children face across the globe.
 
She will be reading from her newest book, The Boy with the Red Shoes. This moving story centers on the hardships that a young boy goes through in Haiti whose home and community is destroyed by an earthquake.

The program will also include crafts, a slide show on the author’s travels and writing process, and a book signing.  $1.00 from the sale of each of her books will be donated to The Red Cross to help children.  

Writing, Reading & Author Talks    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch Bunch at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Music Together at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   
   

Saturdays, April 1 – April 29, 1:00 p.m. Join us for a 5-week series of music and movement. Registration is required, call 413-886-5158. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 10 children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth-5 years.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters - Saturday Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shanekha Young   413-221-7098   malaya114@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This is to conduct a workshop for new sorority members

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday April 2, 2017 Go To Top
ent_microphone1 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Literary Spotlight: Creative Readings by Local Writers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Enjoy the readings of local writers in this showcase of local literary talent. Featured writers offer a sampling of their creative writing in brief segments, some of which will be accompanied by slide-show visuals. Following the scheduled readings will be an open mic as time allows.

This month’s readers includes Jacqueline Sheehan (novelist), author of The Tiger in the House; Melissa Volker (novelist), author of Delilah of Sunhats and Swans and others; Everett Decker (poet), author of haiku Emily!; and Lisa Zarcone (memoirist), author of The Unspoken Truth; plus four children’s book writers including Mo MacPhail, author of Little Blue; Albert Garner, author of The Adventures of Dimi; Milagros Johnson, author of Lolita’s Rainy Day and Jacqueline Williams-Hines, author of Joshua, That’s Sooo Slimming and others.

Refreshments and free attendance raffle compliments of the Friends of the Library is offered for all who attend.

Rescheduled from an earlier date.

Writing, Reading & Author Talks    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shanekha Young   413-221-7098   malaya114@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This is to conduct a workshop for new members

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Monday April 3, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintbucket 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Messy Mondays for Wee Ones! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Get your hands - and clothes - messy during Messy Mondays. We will finger paint, use kinetic sand and clay. We will have smocks but please wear clothes you can get dirty. For ages 3 and up. Siblings welcome. Space is limited to 10 so please come early.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Rep. Williams Office Hours Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Office of Bud Williams   413-739-8547   
   

Representative Bud Williams and his office announced a spring office hours schedule, with meetings to be held throughout the district starting in April.

Constituents and town officials are invited to attend and express any concerns, ideas and issues they have.

As always, constituents are welcome to schedule an appointment if the scheduled meeting times are not convenient by calling Rep. Williams' district office at 413-739-8547.

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

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Monday from 1:30-3 PM.

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_handshake 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Register to Work at MGM! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: C. Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Central Library - Rice Hall
 
nat_summertime 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Sandtray Play at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Play with miniatures in a personal-size sandtray and make up your own stories. Ages 3-12

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday April 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Homecare Training Benefit - BBP Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Edwin Lara   617-284-1286   edwin.lara@1199funds.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Bloodborne Pathogens training for PCAs

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

Tuesdays, March 7 – April 11, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Home City Families presents to you GREATER SPRINGFIELD MUSIC TOGETHER!!
Come enjoy this 5 week series of music and movement with your child! Children birth to 5 years old & their parents.
SPACE IS LIMITED! Registration is required; call 413-886-5158.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
elect_computer3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Gaining Confidence with the Web Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The Web is everywhere and skill with it is needed for much of what we do in work and at play. Learn the basics in this hands-on workshop on how to find the websites you want, use search engines effectively, work well with web forms, and more. Experience with a keyboard and mouse is needed for success in this practical workshop. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Lisa.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
   
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Sen. Lesser Office Hours Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joel McAuliffe   413-204-2061   joel.mcauliffe@masenate.gov
   

This is a non library sponsored event.

Senator Eric P. Lesser and his District Director, Joel McAuliffe, will hold office hours throughout the district starting in March. Constituents and town officials are invited to meet with Lesser and McAuliffe to express any concerns, ideas and issues they have. Walk-ins are welcome, but to set up an appointment you can email McAuliffe at Joel.McAuliffe@masenate.gov or call Sen. Lesser’s district office at 413-526-6501.

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

Tuesdays, March 7 -  May 30, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Calling all parents with children birth to 5 years old! We invite you along with your child for a fun-filled hour of stories, songs, crafts and more.  No sign up required, just drop in!

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
office_meeting1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Brightwood Teen Advisory Board Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meet the monthly building challenge with fellow LEGO builders. Held on the first Tuesday of the month.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Questers of Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Union Local 3556 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-sopnsored event.

Meeting with members to discuss union business.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday April 5, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, ongoing, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Mason Square Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and playtime. Registration required for large groups. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Team Meeting - BMCHP Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jeanmarie Javorski   413-730-4843   jeanmarie.javorsk@BMCHP-wellsense.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Meeting room needed for approximatly 14 people - Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_computer3 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Introduction to Computers, Part 3 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 word processing to help you get an advantage at work and at home. Practice formatting resumes, basic signs and handouts, and other print-based documents to help give your reports, letters, and signs good style, balance, and attractive editing. Experience with a keyboard and mouse is needed for success in this hands-on workshop. Participants earn a chance to win this month's programming raffle. Led by Matthew.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Read/Write/Now
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Please call Emma at 413-263-6858 if you have knitting supplies to donate. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Wednesday from 1-3 PM.

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Videogaming for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_e_reader.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Podcast Club for Teens and Adults Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

A good podcast is hard to find, and when you find one, it's sometimes hard to find other fans! This club will highlight a new podcast each month, listen to one episode and then discuss. Club members will also have the chance to suggest their favorite podcasts to the club! All podcasts, fiction and non-fiction alike will be considered for meetings.

    Location: East Springfield
        There are 15 spaces available.
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med_bag2 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teddy Bear Clinic at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

East Forest Park Library is hosting a Teddy Bear Clinic. Come learn about what happens when you visit the Doctor's Office. And join us in a special teddy bear craft.

MedExpress on Boston Road in Springfield will be facilitating the Teddy Bear Clinic. MedExpress Urgent Care's Teddy Bear Clinic, a free community outreach program, teaches children about healthcare treatments and healthy habits. Their warm friendly staff will lead classes and groups of children as they observe and learn about hand washing, X-rays, splinters, and much more. No need for children to bring in their own stuffed friend, their MedExpress employee will bring their own teddy helper to the clinic.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

School getting you stressed? Join our Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens. We supply the artist quality crayons, pencils and pens, and coloring pages to spark your creativity. Just drop by and color your stress away. Display your artwork in the Teen Room if you would like. Every Wednesday.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
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   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
lib_teddybear_reading 5:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Family Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

Wednesdays, March 1 – May 31, 5:30 – 6 p.m. Join us for stories. No registration required. Ages 5-9, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Gaming Club at Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Play computer games and make friends at the Gaming Club!  We will be playing games that encourage collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.  The games included in this program are Minecraft, Roblox, Scratch, and Makey Makey. Limited to 10 kids.  Sign in begins at 5:15 p.m. weekly. Ages 8-12.

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

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

Library Commissioners    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_bookshelf 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Books & Brew Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lmeier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Cure your mid-week blues with a lively book discussion and some brew at Nathan Bill's Bar and Restaurant. This program is intended for 20-30 somethings, but all are welcome!

For our April meeting, we will be discussing Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari. Copies of this title will be available for pickup at the East Forest Park Library. No sign up is required, however, please email lmeier@springfieldlibrary.org or call 413-263-6836 if you have any questions.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday April 6, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, March 2 – May 25, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
office_pencil 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Artist's Way Discussion and Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron in a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with writing and spoken exercises. The Artist’s Way develops new and aspiring artists by sharpening the artist-spiritual connection, and promises to be a highly personal and exciting journey. Workshops will be led by Phyllis St. George, published poet and editor, and exponent of The Artist’s Way.

Writing Workshops    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
lib_book3 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   aoconnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This month the Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss The Widow by Fiona Barton.

We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book will be available at the branch. Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome. This group meets meets every month from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month. 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
nat_stars2 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Cosmic Crystal Stars Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulczycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make a beautiful crystal star out of Borax and pipe cleaners. We will make our stars on Thursday and pick them up on Saturday. For ages 9 and up.

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood
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rec_games 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Game On! at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in and play your favorite tabletop and Wii games in the community room! Snacks provided. For ages 12-18. First Thursday of every month.

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Arts & Crafts    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
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 meeting of WalkBike Springfield, working to improve conditions for walking and bicycling in Springfield.  Speical guest: Michael Custodio, Director Property Initiatives for MGM Springfield, will attend to provide an update on the pedestrian and bicycling improvements that are part of the MGM project.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
Friday April 7, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
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   
   

Fridays, March 3 – May 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and a craft. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
elect_computer3 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Drop-In Resume and Writing Assistance Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Need help writing a resume? A cover letter? Do you want help proof-reading an essay for school or a scholarship application? Come down to the Mason Square Branch Library on Fridays between 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. for one-on-one writing assistance with library intern, Samantha.

Writing a resume or cover letter from scratch? We'll get you set up on a computer in the branch.

Already have something written out? Save the document to your email or bring it to the library on a flash drive. Limit 6 pages.

Resources for Jobseekers    
    Location: Mason Square
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Friday afternoon from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Meet Award-Winning Children's Book Illustrator Frank Morrison Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Canosa Albano   413-263-6828 ext 291   
   

Children and families are invited to drop in any time to meet award-winning children's book illustrator and fine artist Frank Morrison. Hear his inspirational story from graffiti artist to dancer to painter. Participate in interactive activities, a book reading, book signings, and demonstrations of Mr. Morrison's work. Light refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by a grant from the Springfield Cultural Council, a local agency that receives funding from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the Friends of the Springfield Library, Inc.

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
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office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Fan Fiction Writing Group at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lmeier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This group is for fans of popular movies, TV series, books, manga, and comic books who want to create stories about their favorite characters in their favorite universes. Members will be supplied with writing prompts and will have a chance to get positive feedback if they want to share their work. Meeting times will be every first and third Friday from 4-4:45.

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 10 spaces available.
Saturday April 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_handshake 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Not Your Mother's Job Search: Job Search Strategies Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Employees need a variety of strategies to succeed in today's challenging job market. Networking, attending job fairs, performing informational interviews, and using your social media network can all help. How to stay motivated despite the challenges is also covered in this interactive workshop and more. This is part 3 of the three-part series Not Your Mother's Job Search! Led by Barbara Foster, Career Development Counselor at Holyoke Community College. Funded in part by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Rep. Williams Office Hours Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Office of Bud Williams   413-739-8547   
   

Representative Bud Williams and his office announced a spring office hours schedule, with meetings to be held throughout the district starting in April.

Constituents and town officials are invited to attend and express any concerns, ideas and issues they have.

As always, constituents are welcome to schedule an appointment if the scheduled meeting times are not convenient by calling Rep. Williams' district office at 413-739-8547.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_games 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Games Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tabletop Games. Board Games. Card Games. Join us for an afternoon of games and fun. Bring your own game or try one of ours. No experience necessary.

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
rec_scissors&glue 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Crafting with Delphine -- It's a Grownup Thing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   dray@springfieldlibrary.org
   

By popular demand we will offer a series of craft programs for adults, led by our creative staff member, Delphine. Craft project to be determined by attendees' request.

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Music Together at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   
   

Saturdays, April 1 – April 29, 1:00 p.m. Join us for a 5-week series of music and movement. Registration is required, call 413-886-5158. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 10 children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth-5 years.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters - Saturday Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Springfield, MA Resistance meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Lartigue   413-636-1468   rebecca.lartigue@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Action Organizing Meeting:  Springfield, MA Resistance is a group of progressives in and around Springfield, MA, who began meeting and working together after the 2016 election. We are interested in organizing and participating in actions that support our goals; in allying with the members of other local, state, and national organizations who share our commitments; and in amplifying progressive messages.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shanekha Young   413-221-7098   malaya114@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This is to conduct workshop for new members

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday April 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shanekha Young   423-221-7098   malaya114@yahoo.com
   

This to run a workshop and presentation for new members of our Sorority

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Polemic Peoples Grants Panel Discussion Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Terrance Mack   413-949-3609   busytdm@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

A panel discussion on how to financially back your buisness ideas. Hosted by Polemic Peoples.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
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Monday April 10, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintbucket 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Messy Mondays for Wee Ones! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Get your hands - and clothes - messy during Messy Mondays. We will finger paint, use kinetic sand and clay. We will have smocks but please wear clothes you can get dirty. For ages 3 and up. Siblings welcome. Space is limited to 10 so please come early.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Rep. Williams Office Hours Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Office of Bud Williams   413-739-8547   
   

Representative Bud Williams and his office announced a spring office hours schedule, with meetings to be held throughout the district starting in April.

Constituents and town officials are invited to attend and express any concerns, ideas and issues they have.

As always, constituents are welcome to schedule an appointment if the scheduled meeting times are not convenient by calling Rep. Williams' district office at 413-739-8547.

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

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Monday from 1:30-3 PM.

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
nat_summertime 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Sandtray Play at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Play with miniatures in a personal-size sandtray and make up your own stories. Ages 3-12

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

Tuesdays, March 7 – April 11, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Home City Families presents to you GREATER SPRINGFIELD MUSIC TOGETHER!!
Come enjoy this 5 week series of music and movement with your child! Children birth to 5 years old & their parents.
SPACE IS LIMITED! Registration is required; call 413-886-5158.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
elect_computer3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Use the Web Like an Expert Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   ao'connell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Search the web with confidence, and find better results quickly. Attend this workshop to bring your web skills up a notch with improved searching strategies, stronger search results, and greater skill in getting the information you want. The workshop will also cover working with images so you can import web pictures into your social media easily. Tips for managing email efficiently is also included to help make sure your handing your web correspondence correctly and competently. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Arlene.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lipshires   413-263-6828 ext 395   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Due to a snow day cancellation in March, we will be discussing two books in April: Sidonia's Thread: The Secrets of a Mother and Daughter Sewing a New Life in America by Hanna Perlstein Marcus (2012) nonfiction AND Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea (2009) fiction.



 

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

Tuesdays, March 7 -  May 30, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Calling all parents with children birth to 5 years old! We invite you along with your child for a fun-filled hour of stories, songs, crafts and more.  No sign up required, just drop in!

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
elect_video_camera2 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game ON! Video Gaming for Teens 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.

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

Experience a new flavor and learn how to make a tasty snack! For ages 12-18.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM DST Youth Programs Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pamela Westmoreland   413-222-3957   sacyouthprograms@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Regular planning meeting for youth activities of Springfield Alumnae DST

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday April 12, 2017 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
   

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

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

Wednesdays, ongoing, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Mason Square Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and playtime. Registration required for large groups. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

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

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Please call Emma at 413-263-6858 if you have knitting supplies to donate. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Wednesday from 1-3 PM.

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Community Room Ribbon-Cutting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join us in officially opening our new community room! There’s a new place to meet and build community in the Orchard. Join neighbors, representatives of area organizations, and elected officials for the ribbon cutting. For information on booking a Community Room, please visit the website: http://www.springfieldlibrary.org/library/services/meeting-rooms/

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Book Bingo Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the library after school and play Bingo for Books! Winners can choose from a variety of books. Snacks will be provided.  Grades K - 5 but tweens & teens welcome too!

    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_wizard_hat 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Magic The Gathering Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a monthly club of Magic the Gathering players to meet and enjoy playing. Bring your own cards, or use the cards we will have provided for players. Don't know how to play? Thats okay, our club leader Aaron is ready to teach you!

    Location: East Springfield
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

School getting you stressed? Join our Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens. We supply the artist quality crayons, pencils and pens, and coloring pages to spark your creativity. Just drop by and color your stress away. Display your artwork in the Teen Room if you would like. Every Wednesday.

    Location: Indian Orchard
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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   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
lib_teddybear_reading 5:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Family Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

Wednesdays, March 1 – May 31, 5:30 – 6 p.m. Join us for stories. No registration required. Ages 5-9, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Gaming Club at Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Play computer games and make friends at the Gaming Club!  We will be playing games that encourage collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.  The games included in this program are Minecraft, Roblox, Scratch, and Makey Makey. Limited to 10 kids.  Sign in begins at 5:15 p.m. weekly. Ages 8-12.

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Craft Night at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday April 13, 2017 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Examining Your Health Online Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Finding reliable information on the web can be tricky with aggressive advertisements and hard-to-detect biases. Let the librarians help you identify some of the best health and medical information online in this interactive workshop. Together, the group will explore health topics that interest them in a variety of quality websites including some of the library’s subscription services. Register early so staff can identify the best resources for you. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Ellen.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, March 2 – May 25, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Rep. Williams Office Hours Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Office of Bud Williams   413-739-8547   
   

Representative Bud Williams and his office announced a spring office hours schedule, with meetings to be held throughout the district starting in April.

Constituents and town officials are invited to attend and express any concerns, ideas and issues they have.

As always, constituents are welcome to schedule an appointment if the scheduled meeting times are not convenient by calling Rep. Williams' district office at 413-739-8547.

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
office_pencil 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Artist's Way Discussion and Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron in a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with writing and spoken exercises. The Artist’s Way develops new and aspiring artists by sharpening the artist-spiritual connection, and promises to be a highly personal and exciting journey. Workshops will be led by Phyllis St. George, published poet and editor, and exponent of The Artist’s Way.

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Mason Square
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misc_trowel 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Gardening Workshop: Bring Your Soil For Testing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Part 2 of the Soil Health Workshop.

Part of the Springfield Food Policy Council's ongoing gardening workshop series. Please see their website for additional information.

Weather permitting, this program will be held in the Mason Square Community Garden. If it is rainy or cold, the program will be relocated to the Children's Workroom.

This program was funded in part by Health in the Square, a grant received from the National Library of Medicine

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

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

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

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

Arts & Crafts    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
ent_filmproj 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies at Mason Square: Star Wars, The Force Awakens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come down to the Mason Square Branch Library for Star Wars, The Force Awakens.

In this thrilling continuation of the epic space opera, ex-stormtrooper Finn (John Boyega), scrappy desert dweller Rey (Daisy Ridley), and droid companion BB-8 get caught up in a galactic war when they come across a map containing the whereabouts of the vanished Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). They soon embark on an epic adventure that brings them face-to-face with heroes from the past, as well as new villains such as Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order, a fascist regime that has emerged from the ashes of the old Empire. Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Peter Mayhew, and Anthony Daniels return to reprise their roles as, respectively, Leia Organa, Han Solo, Chewbacca, and C-3PO. Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Gwendoline Christie co-star. Rated PG-13.

Movie will be screened in the branch's community room. Popcorn provided.

Into outer space? Check back later in the month for galaxy tie-dye and a stargazing party on April 27th!

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
ent_microphone1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Poetry Cafe at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ao'connell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you have a favorite poem? Do you write poetry? Bring your favorite verse and help us celebrate National Poetry Month and National Library Week! Refreshments and a cafe ambiance will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. All poems must be family friendly.

Writing, Reading & Author Talks    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
Friday April 14, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
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   
   

Fridays, March 3 – May 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and a craft. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
elect_computer3 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Drop-In Resume and Writing Assistance Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Need help writing a resume? A cover letter? Do you want help proof-reading an essay for school or a scholarship application? Come down to the Mason Square Branch Library on Fridays between 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. for one-on-one writing assistance with library intern, Samantha.

Writing a resume or cover letter from scratch? We'll get you set up on a computer in the branch.

Already have something written out? Save the document to your email or bring it to the library on a flash drive. Limit 6 pages.

Resources for Jobseekers    
    Location: Mason Square
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Friday afternoon from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_handshake 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Register to Work at MGM! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday April 15, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Pastel Paint the 45-Million-Dollar Flower Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Arts Workshops    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM East Forest Park Teen Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   LMeier@SpringfieldLibrary.org
   

Are you a teen interested in discussing books? Check out the East Forest Park Teen Book Club! This month, we will be discussing The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron. Copies of the book will be available at the Reference Desk. You can sign up ahead of time or just drop in. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
rec_games 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Games Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tabletop Games. Board Games. Card Games. Join us for an afternoon of games and fun. Bring your own game or try one of ours. No experience necessary.

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Music Together at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   
   

Saturdays, April 1 – April 29, 1:00 p.m. Join us for a 5-week series of music and movement. Registration is required, call 413-886-5158. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 10 children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth-5 years.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters - Saturday Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
office_meeting1 1:15 PM  -  1:45 PM East Forest Park Teen Advisory Board Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lmeier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday April 16, 2017 Go To Top
relig_easter3 Easter Sunday: Central Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

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

Locations and Hours    
    Location: Central Library
Monday April 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_usflag Patriots' 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 Patriots' Day (Massachusetts holiday).

Locations and Hours    
    Location: All Library Locations
Tuesday April 18, 2017 -  Thursday April 20, 2017 Go To Top
ent_anime_naruto.GIF Naruto Scavenger Hunt at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

After a recent mission, Naruto has gone missing! Use your manga knowledge and ninja library skills to follow the clues, solve his disappearance, and claim your prize. During all open hours.

    Location: Forest Park
Tuesday April 18, 2017 -  Friday April 21, 2017 Go To Top
office_pencil Blackout Poetry Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop into the library all through April Vacation and turn recycled pages into works of art. We will provide pages from old books, magazines, and other written media. We’ll provide markers. With these tools, you will create works of your own poetry by blacking out words and sentences you don’t want to use. Take your creation home, or give it to us to be displayed in the library. Come in and see an example, and we’ll get you started. But be warned: its addicting! Once you start creating, you might not be able to stop!  During all open hours.

    Location: East Springfield
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Tuesday April 18, 2017 -  Sunday April 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Scavenger Hunt at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Grab a clue sheet, search the room for the answers, bring the sheet to the desk, and claim your prize!  

    Location: Central Library
Tuesday April 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  3:30 PM AIC School of Education Retreat Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Kelliher, School Liaison/PD Director   413-654-1744   Margaret.Kelliher@aic.edu
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

American International College School of Education will hold a one-day retreat for its staff (25 people) to prepare for a visit from the Department of Education to review the School's programs.

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

Tuesdays, April 18 – May 30, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den.
Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_computer3 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Art. Design. Coding: a Creative Coding Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Create your own digital works of art! Use the computer to design your own animations, create a paint editor tool, and learn how technology is used in the art world.
Bring your friends! No previous computer experience is necessary. Call Ellen at Mason Square to sign up.

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

Tuesdays, March 7 -  May 30, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Calling all parents with children birth to 5 years old! We invite you along with your child for a fun-filled hour of stories, songs, crafts and more.  No sign up required, just drop in!

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
nat_stars2 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Cosmic Crystal Stars! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make a beautiful crystal star out of Borax and pipecleaners. We will make them on Tuesday and you can pick them up on Friday or Saturday. For ages 9 and up. Space is limited so please come early.

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

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

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

Experience a new flavor.  Learn how to make a tasty snack.  This is a teen program.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Springfield Climate Action Plan Community Engagement Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jesse Lederman   413-351-6785   jesselederman2016@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Join Arise for Social Justice, Partners for a Healthier Community, and the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission to give your input on the Springfield Climate Action Plan. Help us identify local sources of pollution, public health impacts, and talk about how the Springfield Climate Action Plan can help your neighborhood. Dinner, childcare, and spanish language translation provided. 

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday April 19, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, ongoing, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Mason Square Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and playtime. Registration required for large groups. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM FGP In-service Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andrew Cade   413-739-7211 ext.110   Andrew6503@aol.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event. 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
ent_magic 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM The Magic of PJ Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

PJ Pinsonnault’s magic has been described as incredible, mind-blowing, hilarious, and unbelievable. He is one of the premiere sleight-of-hand artists in New England. Forget what you know about magic and magicians. You have never seen anything quite like this. This show is especially tailored to a preteen and teen audience ages 10 to 19.

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

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Please call Emma at 413-263-6858 if you have knitting supplies to donate. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Wednesday from 1-3 PM.

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
elect_computer3 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Art. Design. Coding: a Creative Coding Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Create your own digital works of art! Use the computer to design your own animations, create a paint editor tool, and learn how technology is used in the art world.
Bring your friends! No previous computer experience is necessary. Call Ellen at Mason Square to sign up.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_book3 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Open House for National Library Week Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica Blasko   413-263-6828   jblasko@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Everyone is invited to our Open House celebrations, held at each branch today from 2-4 p.m. 

In honor of National Library Week, we'll provide light refreshments and free swag. The Friends of the Library will provide officially branded library bookbags, for sale at each branch.

Stop by the library and see what's new - we just may suprise you!

    Location: All Library Locations
 
rec_scissors&glue 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM DIY Buttons for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make a statement with buttons you've made yourself using the library's new button making machine. Clips from old comics, fingerprint art, and Sharpies make cool buttons, and be sure to add a quote of your choice. This event will take place in Teen Central in Rice Hall, second floor, and is for teens ages 11 to 19.

    Location: Central Library - Rice Hall
 
nat_tulip.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Paint and Plant a Flower Pot Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Welcome Spring by painting your own flower pot.  Participants will learn about plants, decorate a flower pot, and plant flower seeds to grow their very own garden. Take it home and watch it grow! This is a family event. All supplies provided.

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

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

    Location: East Springfield
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

School getting you stressed? Join our Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens. We supply the artist quality crayons, pencils and pens, and coloring pages to spark your creativity. Just drop by and color your stress away. Display your artwork in the Teen Room if you would like. Every Wednesday.

    Location: Indian Orchard
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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   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
ent_magic 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM The Magic of PJ Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6858   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

PJ Pinsonnault’s magic has been described as incredible, mind-blowing, hilarious, and unbelievable. He is one of the premiere sleight-of-hand artists in New England. Forget what you know about magic and magicians. You have never seen anything quite like this. This show is especially tailored to a preteen and  teen audience ages 10 to 19.

    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 5:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Family Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

Wednesdays, March 1 – May 31, 5:30 – 6 p.m. Join us for stories. No registration required. Ages 5-9, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Gaming Club at Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Play computer games and make friends at the Gaming Club!  We will be playing games that encourage collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.  The games included in this program are Minecraft, Roblox, Scratch, and Makey Makey. Limited to 10 kids.  Sign in begins at 5:15 p.m. weekly. Ages 8-12.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Thursday April 20, 2017 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM The Web for Fun and Entertainment Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Need a break from the grind? Have a little fun on the web! In this workshop we'll take a look at some of the leading recreational websites like Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram as well as one of the library's free services for getting online movies, music, and more. You'll need a library card in good standing, as well as an active email account in order to take full advantage of this interactive and fun workshop. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Sarah.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Choices: Steps Toward Health Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Arlene Iraola   413-737-0236 ext.102   airaola@umext.umass.edu
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

UMASS Extension is offering a free nutrition class promoting healthy eating and physical activity.  The topic is CHOICES: Steps Towards Health. 

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

Thursdays, March 2 – May 25, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
elect_computer3 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Art. Design. Coding: a Creative Coding Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Create your own digital works of art! Use the computer to design your own animations, create a paint editor tool, and learn how technology is used in the art world.
Bring your friends! No previous computer experience is necessary. Call Ellen at Mason Square to sign up.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Continuing The Artist's Way Journey Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   aoconnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book Finding Water: the Art of Perserverance, by Julia Cameron. It is a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with written and/or spoken exercises. The series extends the ideas developed in an earlier workshop series called The Artists' Way, though new and returning members are equally welcomed. The series develops new and aspiring artists by sharpening the artist-spiritual connection, and promises to be a highly personal and exciting journey. Workshops will be led by Phyllis St. George, published poet and editor, and exponent of The Artist’s Way.

Writing Workshops    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
trans_space_shuttle 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Launch an Astronaut into Space! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

How far can you launch an astronaut using one cup, one astronaut, one spoon, six Popsicle sticks, two rubber bands, two feet of tape and two feet of string? Weather permitting we will be on the lawn. For ages 7 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Rep. Williams Office Hours Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Office of Bud Williams   413-739-8547   
   

Representative Bud Williams and his office announced a spring office hours schedule, with meetings to be held throughout the district starting in April.

Constituents and town officials are invited to attend and express any concerns, ideas and issues they have.

As always, constituents are welcome to schedule an appointment if the scheduled meeting times are not convenient by calling Rep. Williams' district office at 413-739-8547.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_chefshat 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM No Cooking Cooking Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Have you ever gotten home to discover you’re hungry, but you just don’t have the time to cook? Join us and learn some delicious and healthy recipes that don’t require cooking at all. We’ll create the dishes with the help of all attendees, and everyone will have the chance to taste each dish. Participants will also get a copy of each recipe to take home so they can recreate them anytime they want.

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

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

    Location: Brightwood
 
school_chemistry2 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM MadLab at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Have some fun exploring science, technology and the arts at our monthly club of curious and inventive kids, 6 - 12 years old.

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday April 21, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
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   
   

Fridays, March 3 – May 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and a craft. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
elect_computer3 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Art. Design. Coding: a Creative Coding Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Create your own digital works of art! Use the computer to design your own animations, create a paint editor tool, and learn how technology is used in the art world.
Bring your friends! No previous computer experience is necessary. Call Ellen at Mason Square to sign up.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Pine Point Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
trans_space_shuttle 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Launch an Astronaut into Space! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

How far can you launch an astronaut using one cup, one astronaut, one spoon, six Popsicle sticks, two rubber bands, two feet of tape and two feet of string? Weather permitting we will be on the lawn. For ages 7 and up.

    Location: East Springfield
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elect_computer3 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Drop-In Resume and Writing Assistance Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Need help writing a resume? A cover letter? Do you want help proof-reading an essay for school or a scholarship application? Come down to the Mason Square Branch Library on Fridays between 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. for one-on-one writing assistance with library intern, Samantha.

Writing a resume or cover letter from scratch? We'll get you set up on a computer in the branch.

Already have something written out? Save the document to your email or bring it to the library on a flash drive. Limit 6 pages.

Resources for Jobseekers    
    Location: Mason Square
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Friday afternoon from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Fan Fiction Writing Group at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lmeier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This group is for fans of popular movies, TV series, books, manga, and comic books who want to create stories about their favorite characters in their favorite universes. Members will be supplied with writing prompts and will have a chance to get positive feedback if they want to share their work. Meeting times will be every first and third Friday from 4-4:45.

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 10 spaces available.
Saturday April 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Adult First Aid/CPR/AED Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Edwin Lara   617-284-1286   edwin.lara@1199funds.org
   

CPR training for Personal Care Attendants (PCAs).

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rep. Williams Office Hours Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Office of Bud Williams   413-739-8547   
   

Representative Bud Williams and his office announced a spring office hours schedule, with meetings to be held throughout the district starting in April.

Constituents and town officials are invited to attend and express any concerns, ideas and issues they have.

As always, constituents are welcome to schedule an appointment if the scheduled meeting times are not convenient by calling Rep. Williams' district office at 413-739-8547.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_games 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Games Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tabletop Games. Board Games. Card Games. Join us for an afternoon of games and fun. Bring your own game or try one of ours. No experience necessary.

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
food_teapot.GIF 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM An Unfortunate Event Tea Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a most abhorrent (a word here that means “Not at all fun”) afternoon of unfortunate tea. Much like the Baudelaire children, you will experience tedious trivia, gruesome games, foul food, and maybe even a paper cut. If you are inventive like Violet, intelligent like Klaus, or simply like to bite things like Sunny you may in fact survive the experience. Feel free to come dressed in your gloomy best. There will be no fires, but we cannot promise that Count Olaf will not kidnap you and try and steal your fortune.

    Location: East Springfield
        There are 25 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Music Together at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   
   

Saturdays, April 1 – April 29, 1:00 p.m. Join us for a 5-week series of music and movement. Registration is required, call 413-886-5158. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 10 children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth-5 years.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Forest Park Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Miners and crafters! Come to the Library's new Minecraft Club to build, play, and create--and battle zombies, of course. For ages 12-18.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters - Saturday Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Springfield Carnival Caribbean Heritage Scholarship Committee Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gloria Scarlett   413-693-3343   scarlettg51@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The committee of the Springfield Carnival Heritage Scholarship Committee meet several times over a period of 2 months to organize and plan the event.

The scholarships are given to Springfield Scholars graduating from high school and will be attending college

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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Sunday April 23, 2017 Go To Top
ent_note 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Rotunda Rhythms Presents the Cabaret Art of Vickie Phillips Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

A master of her craft, Vickie Phillips has been entertaining audiences coast-to-coast for decades. Back from recent performances in NYC, she returns home with her cabaret show featuring selections of great American standards. On piano is Springfield pianist Michael Rheault, composer of The Birth and Fabulous!  Read more about Vickie's award winning show on MassLive. Free attendance raffle compliments of the Friends of the Library to all of those who attend this concert.

Music & Entertainment    
    Location: Central Library Rotunda
Monday April 24, 2017 -  Friday April 28, 2017 Go To Top
nat_stars2 Constellation Craft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop by the Mason Square Branch Library Children's Department and decorate your own star to put on our night sky wall. During all open hours.

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
Monday April 24, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintbucket 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Messy Mondays for Wee Ones! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Get your hands - and clothes - messy during Messy Mondays. We will finger paint, use kinetic sand and clay. We will have smocks but please wear clothes you can get dirty. For ages 3 and up. Siblings welcome. Space is limited to 10 so please come early.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_star_white_in_red 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Volunteer Event Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Raeshaun Holmes   413-263-6839   rholmes@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Springfield City Library annual volunteer recognition event.

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

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Monday from 1:30-3 PM.

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
nat_summertime 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Sandtray Play at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Play with miniatures in a personal-size sandtray and make up your own stories. Ages 3-12

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday April 25, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, April 18 – May 30, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den.
Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, March 7 -  May 30, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Calling all parents with children birth to 5 years old! We invite you along with your child for a fun-filled hour of stories, songs, crafts and more.  No sign up required, just drop in!

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Music Together at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Tuesdays, April 25 - May 23, 1:30 p.m. Join us for a 5-week series of music and movement. Registration is required, call 413-886-5158. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 10 children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth-5 years.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
elect_video_camera2 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game ON! Video Gaming for Teens 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event. 

Novel book club monthly meeting.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday April 26, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BYOB, A 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
   

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

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

Wednesdays, ongoing, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Mason Square Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and playtime. Registration required for large groups. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

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

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Please call Emma at 413-263-6858 if you have knitting supplies to donate. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Wednesday from 1-3 PM.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
nat_stars 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Galaxy Tie Dye Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

You don't have to be a master crafter to create a shirt that is out-of-this-world. Make your own galaxy design on a white tee shirt you bring from home, or use one of ours. Space is limited; first come, first served. This program is for teens.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

School getting you stressed? Join our Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens. We supply the artist quality crayons, pencils and pens, and coloring pages to spark your creativity. Just drop by and color your stress away. Display your artwork in the Teen Room if you would like. Every Wednesday.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
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   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
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lib_teddybear_reading 5:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Family Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

Wednesdays, March 1 – May 31, 5:30 – 6 p.m. Join us for stories. No registration required. Ages 5-9, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Gaming Club at Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Play computer games and make friends at the Gaming Club!  We will be playing games that encourage collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.  The games included in this program are Minecraft, Roblox, Scratch, and Makey Makey. Limited to 10 kids.  Sign in begins at 5:15 p.m. weekly. Ages 8-12.

    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 month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert.

We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book are available at the branch.  Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome. This group meets every month from 6 - 7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday April 27, 2017 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM The Web and Work: Finding the Job You Want Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Are you looking for work? Let the web help you. This workshop reviews online job advertisements, where to find them, and how to take advantage of their many features. It'll also introduce some of the library's online resources for jobseekers that can help you get a competitive edge, and more. Basic experience with a keyboard and mouse is needed for success in this interactive workshop. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Matthew.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 7 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, March 2 – May 25, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Continuing The Artist's Way Journey Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   aoconnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book Finding Water: the Art of Perserverance, by Julia Cameron. It is a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with written and/or spoken exercises. The series extends the ideas developed in an earlier workshop series called The Artists' Way, though new and returning members are equally welcomed. The series develops new and aspiring artists by sharpening the artist-spiritual connection, and promises to be a highly personal and exciting journey. Workshops will be led by Phyllis St. George, published poet and editor, and exponent of The Artist’s Way.

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

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

    Location: Brightwood
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Maker Lab at Forest Park: Luminaries Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in and try out a new project, including arts and crafts, sewing, and technology. Show off your "maker" skills and learn from other teens. Every fourth Thursday of the month.

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Arts & Crafts    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
nat_stars 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Galaxy Tie Dye Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

You don't have to be a master crafter to create a shirt that is out-of-this-world. Make your own galaxy design on a white tee shirt you bring from home, or use one of ours. Space is limited; first come, first served.

    Location: Mason Square
 
nat_stars 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Star Party, Star Gazing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Join us at the Mason Square Branch for a night of stargazing!

Alan Rifkin of the Springfield STARS Club will bring telescopes to the branch so that adults and children of all ages can get a close-up look at the craters of the moon, galaxies, satellites, and stars. Learn about telescopes and some basic astronomy! No prior experience necessary.

If it's cloudy or rainy that evening, then Alan will give a presentation in the Community Room on the Great American Solar Eclipse. The eclipse, occurring on August 21st, is the first total eclipse since 1991!

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
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Friday April 28, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
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   
   

Fridays, March 3 – May 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and a craft. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Friday afternoon from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Rep. Williams Office Hours Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Office of Bud Williams   413-739-8547   
   

Representative Bud Williams and his office announced a spring office hours schedule, with meetings to be held throughout the district starting in April.

Constituents and town officials are invited to attend and express any concerns, ideas and issues they have.

As always, constituents are welcome to schedule an appointment if the scheduled meeting times are not convenient by calling Rep. Williams' district office at 413-739-8547.

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday April 29, 2017 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 9:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Recyclables Maker Lab Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Earth Day was last week but let's keep the momentum going!  Join us for creative fun when you make something new out of recycled materials.

Ideal for ages 8-12 but all youth and their families are welcome.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Rep. Williams Office Hours Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Office of Bud Williams   413-739-8547   
   

Representative Bud Williams and his office announced a spring office hours schedule, with meetings to be held throughout the district starting in April.

Constituents and town officials are invited to attend and express any concerns, ideas and issues they have.

As always, constituents are welcome to schedule an appointment if the scheduled meeting times are not convenient by calling Rep. Williams' district office at 413-739-8547.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
nat_stars2 11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Marshmallow Constellations Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Have you ever seen the Big Dipper in the night sky? How about Orion?
Visit Mason Square Branch Library on April 29th and build your favorite constellations with mini marshmallows and toothpicks!

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
z_cust_mcteen 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Unlock the Secrets of the Rubik's Cube Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lmeier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Have you ever wondered how to solve a Rubik’s cube? Now’s your chance! Come to East Forest Park to learn how to crack the code and beat the cube from our resident Rubik’s Cube expert, Zach Coutu. At the end of our program we will have a timed Rubik's Cube Challenge, so come test your mettle against the reigning champion, Zach, for endless cube glory! Bring your own Rubik’s Cube or use the ones we will provide.

For ages 11-18.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_games 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Games Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tabletop Games. Board Games. Card Games. Join us for an afternoon of games and fun. Bring your own game or try one of ours. No experience necessary.

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
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misc_none 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Springfield Climate Action Plan Community Engagement Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jesse Lederman   413-351-6785   jesselederman2016@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Join Arise for Social Justice, Partners for a Healthier Community, and the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission to give your input on the Springfield Climate Action Plan. Help us identify local sources of pollution, public health impacts, and talk about how the Springfield Climate Action Plan can help your neighborhood. Dinner, childcare, and spanish language translation provided. 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Music Together at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   
   

Saturdays, April 1 – April 29, 1:00 p.m. Join us for a 5-week series of music and movement. Registration is required, call 413-886-5158. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 10 children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth-5 years.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters - Saturday Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

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

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

Celebrate National Poetry Month with this reading by some of the Valley’s most visible poets. Whether reading from their published chapbooks or drawing on their successes from area open mics, the roster includes Crystal Senter Brown, Lori Desrosiers, Howie Faenstien, LD Green, Paul Richmond, Connolly Ryan, and Tommy Twilite.  A special performance by singer/songwriter Carolyn Walker will open and close the reading and refreshments will be offered compliments of the Friends of the Library.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday April 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_handshake 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM I'm Your Neighbor Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Canosa Albano   413-263-6828 ext 291   
   

Living together in diverse neighborhoods gives us the opportunity to come together, celebrate our similarities, and appreciate our differences. Activities include a reading of the book, I Am New Here by Anne Sibley O'Brien; an art project exploring Our Grandmothers/Nuestras Abuelas; and other activities that foster understanding and acceptance among everyone in our community. Art and notes from the Library's Peace Poem project will be on display. Refreshments will be served. Presented in collaboration with the Interfaith Council of Western Massachusetts.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Monday May 1, 2017 -  Thursday June 29, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette Art Central: Paintings by Gloria Caballer-Arce Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

On display this season are selected paintings by Springfield artist Dr. Gloria Caballer-Arce. New works in her trademark style of bold colors, interweaving lines, and abstract shapes will enliven and inspire with their beauty and strength. A public reception in honor of the artist and her works is scheduled for Monday May 1st starting at 6:30 p.m.

Art & Photography Exhibits    
    Location: Central Library
Monday May 1, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintbucket 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Messy Mondays for Wee Ones! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Get your hands - and clothes - messy during Messy Mondays. We will finger paint, use kinetic sand and clay. We will have smocks but please wear clothes you can get dirty. For ages 3 and up. Siblings welcome. Space is limited to 10 so please come early.

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

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Monday from 1:30-3 PM.

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_handshake 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Register to Work at MGM! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: C. Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Central Library - Rice Hall
 
nat_summertime 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Sandtray Play at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Play with miniatures in a personal-size sandtray and make up your own stories. Ages 3-12

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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rec_paintpalette02 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Reception for Art Central's Paintings by Gloria Caballer-Arce Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meet the artist, and enjoy her inspired creations now on display at the Central Library through the end of June. Join her and others at this public reception to see her latest paintings, as well as a selection of her handmade jewelry and painted plates. Dr. Gloria Caballer-Arce is a retired Springfield Public Schools administrator, and has displayed her artworks widely in the Greater Springfield area and beyond. Refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library with free attendance raffle to all who participate.

Art & Photography Exhibits    
    Location: Central Library
Tuesday May 2, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, April 18 – May 30, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Sen. Lesser Office Hours Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joel McAuliffe   4132042061   joel.mcauliffe@masenate.gov
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Senator Eric P. Lesser and his office announced a spring office hours schedule, with meetings to be held throughout the district starting in March. Constituents and town officials are invited to attend and express any concerns, ideas and issues they have. As always, constituents are welcome to schedule an appointment if the scheduled meeting times are not convenient by emailing Sen. Lesser’s District Director, Joel McAuliffe, at Joel.McAuliffe@masenate.gov or calling Sen. Lesser’s district office at 413-526-6501.

http://senatorlesser.com/    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, March 7 -  May 30, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Calling all parents with children birth to 5 years old! We invite you along with your child for a fun-filled hour of stories, songs, crafts and more.  No sign up required, just drop in!

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Music Together at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Tuesdays, April 25 - May 23, 1:30 p.m. Join us for a 5-week series of music and movement. Registration is required, call 413-886-5158. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 10 children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth-5 years.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM City Hall All-Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Soloe Dennis    413-787-6761   sdennis@springfieldcityhall.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
office_meeting1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Brightwood Teen Advisory Board Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meet the monthly building challenge with fellow LEGO builders. Held on the first Tuesday of the month.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Questers of Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
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Wednesday May 3, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, ongoing, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Mason Square Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and playtime. Registration required for large groups. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

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

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

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

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Please call Emma at 413-263-6858 if you have knitting supplies to donate. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Wednesday from 1-3 PM.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Mass Service Alliance Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: LaTonia Naylor   413-693-0215   lnaylor@uwpv.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Mass Service Alliance will partner with the United Way of Pioneer Valley to bring Associated Grantmakers in to do a three hour grantwriting workshop.

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

School getting you stressed? Join our Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens. We supply the artist quality crayons, pencils and pens, and coloring pages to spark your creativity. Just drop by and color your stress away. Display your artwork in the Teen Room if you would like. Every Wednesday.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
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   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
lib_teddybear_reading 5:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Family Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

Wednesdays, March 1 – May 31, 5:30 – 6 p.m. Join us for stories. No registration required. Ages 5-9, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Gaming Club at Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Play computer games and make friends at the Gaming Club!  We will be playing games that encourage collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.  The games included in this program are Minecraft, Roblox, Scratch, and Makey Makey. Limited to 10 kids.  Sign in begins at 5:15 p.m. weekly. Ages 8-12.

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

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

Library Commissioners    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_bookshelf 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Books & Brew Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lmeier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Cure your mid-week blues with a lively book discussion and some brew at Nathan Bill's Bar and Restaurant. This program is intended for 20-30 somethings, but all are welcome!

For our May meeting, we will be discussing The Circle by Dave Eggers. 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 email lmeier@springfieldlibrary.org or call 413-263-6836 if you have any questions.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday May 4, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, March 2 – May 25, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
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office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Continuing The Artist's Way Journey Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   aoconnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book Finding Water: the Art of Perserverance, by Julia Cameron. It is a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with written and/or spoken exercises. The series extends the ideas developed in an earlier workshop series called The Artists' Way, though new and returning members are equally welcomed. The series develops new and aspiring artists by sharpening the artist-spiritual connection, and promises to be a highly personal and exciting journey. Workshops will be led by Phyllis St. George, published poet and editor, and exponent of The Artist’s Way.

Writing Workshops    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
lib_book3 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   aoconnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This month the Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss The Two-Family House, by Lynda Cohen Loigman.

We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book will be available at the branch. Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome. This group meets meets every month from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month. 

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

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

    Location: Brightwood
 
rec_games 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Game On! at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in and play your favorite tabletop and Wii games in the community room! Snacks provided. For ages 12-18. First Thursday of every month.

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Arts & Crafts    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
Friday May 5, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
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   
   

Fridays, March 3 – May 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and a craft. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Friday afternoon from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
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ent_anime_naruto.GIF Free Comic Book Day! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lizzie Meier   413-263-6836   lmeier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Springfield City Library branches will make free comic books available on Free Comic Book Day.  These comics will be available one to a patron on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. FCBD builds awareness around comics, local comic shops, and other participating institutions, so come out, show your comic book love, and support your local libraries!

During all open hours at all library locations (except Brightwood and Library Express at Pine Point) while supplies last.

    Location: All Library Locations
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Homecare Training Benefit - CPR Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: EDWIN LARA   617-284-1286   edwin.lara@1199funds.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event. 

Adult First Aid/CPR/AED training for PCAs

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Rep. Williams Office Hours Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Office of Bud Williams   413-739-8547   
   

Representative Bud Williams and his office announced a spring office hours schedule, with meetings to be held throughout the district starting in April.

Constituents and town officials are invited to attend and express any concerns, ideas and issues they have.

As always, constituents are welcome to schedule an appointment if the scheduled meeting times are not convenient by calling Rep. Williams' district office at 413-739-8547.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_games 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Games Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tabletop Games. Board Games. Card Games. Join us for an afternoon of games and fun. Bring your own game or try one of ours. No experience necessary.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters - Saturday Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday May 7, 2017 Go To Top
ent_note 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Rotunda Rhythms Presents Friction Farm Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Friction Farm is guitarist/vocalist Aidan Quinn and bassist/vocalist Christine Stay. They are avid readers who have turned their love of great books into song! Literary inspirations include popular novels like The Cellist of Sarajevo, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, The Glass Castle, and well known nonfiction such as Charles Darwin’s The Voyage of the Beagle, Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi, A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson, and more. Join them for a fun and fascinating look at some of your favorite books, and be inspired by their passions and insights into others you have yet to read. “Friction Farm’s live performance is full of funny and poignant stories, spontaneous diversions, audience participation, good music, and lots of fun.” Pine Island Eagle

Attendees earn a chance to win the free raffle sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Music & Entertainment    
    Location: Central Library Rotunda
Monday May 8, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintbucket 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Messy Mondays for Wee Ones! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Get your hands - and clothes - messy during Messy Mondays. We will finger paint, use kinetic sand and clay. We will have smocks but please wear clothes you can get dirty. For ages 3 and up. Siblings welcome. Space is limited to 10 so please come early.

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

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Monday from 1:30-3 PM.

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
nat_summertime 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Sandtray Play at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Play with miniatures in a personal-size sandtray and make up your own stories. Ages 3-12

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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Tuesday May 9, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, April 18 – May 30, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lipshires   413-263-6828 ext 395   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

This month's selection is: Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family by Amy Ellis Nutt (2015) nonfiction.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 1:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Free Comic Book Day at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

Free Comic Book Day for most branches is Saturday, May 6th during open hours.  Brightwood Branch will celebrate Free Comic Book Day on Tuesday May 9th during open hours. 

Brightwood Branch Library will make free comic books available on Free Comic Book Day.  These comics will be available one to a patron on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.  FCBD builds awareness around comics, local comic shops, and other participating institutions, so come out, show your comic book love, and support our branch library.    

    Location: Brightwood
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, March 7 -  May 30, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Calling all parents with children birth to 5 years old! We invite you along with your child for a fun-filled hour of stories, songs, crafts and more.  No sign up required, just drop in!

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Music Together at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Tuesdays, April 25 - May 23, 1:30 p.m. Join us for a 5-week series of music and movement. Registration is required, call 413-886-5158. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 10 children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth-5 years.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Union Local 3556 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.

Meeting for our union members

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday May 10, 2017 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
   

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

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

Wednesdays, ongoing, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Mason Square Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and playtime. Registration required for large groups. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

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

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Please call Emma at 413-263-6858 if you have knitting supplies to donate. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Wednesday from 1-3 PM.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_wizard_hat 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Magic The Gathering Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a monthly club of Magic the Gathering players to meet and enjoy playing. Bring your own cards, or use the cards we will have provided for players. Don't know how to play? Thats okay, our club leader Aaron is ready to teach you!

    Location: East Springfield
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

School getting you stressed? Join our Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens. We supply the artist quality crayons, pencils and pens, and coloring pages to spark your creativity. Just drop by and color your stress away. Display your artwork in the Teen Room if you would like. Every Wednesday.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
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   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
misc_frog 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Come Help Us Celebrate National Pet Month Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come help us celebrate National Pet Month at East Springfield!

Join us as we welcome some furry or not so furry animals from Forest Park Zoo on the Go. Learn about their habitats, behavior, diets and status in the wild. Afterwards make a special animal craft during our monthly Family Craft Night. Preregistration is strongly encouraged as space is limited. For more information please contact the branch.

    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 5:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Family Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

Wednesdays, March 1 – May 31, 5:30 – 6 p.m. Join us for stories. No registration required. Ages 5-9, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Gaming Club at Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Play computer games and make friends at the Gaming Club!  We will be playing games that encourage collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.  The games included in this program are Minecraft, Roblox, Scratch, and Makey Makey. Limited to 10 kids.  Sign in begins at 5:15 p.m. weekly. Ages 8-12.

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Craft Night at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday May 11, 2017 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Hi!Tech: Getting Started with Computers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This hands-on workshop reviews basic keyboarding and mousing and more to get you comfortably started. No experience necessary. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Shadd & Sarah.

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Springfield
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, March 2 – May 25, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
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office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Continuing The Artist's Way Journey Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   aoconnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book Finding Water: the Art of Perserverance, by Julia Cameron. It is a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with written and/or spoken exercises. The series extends the ideas developed in an earlier workshop series called The Artists' Way, though new and returning members are equally welcomed. The series develops new and aspiring artists by sharpening the artist-spiritual connection, and promises to be a highly personal and exciting journey. Workshops will be led by Phyllis St. George, published poet and editor, and exponent of The Artist’s Way.

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Arts & Crafts    
    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: Kathleen Brown   413-787-6359   kbrown@springfieldpolice.net
   

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Friday May 12, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
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   
   

Fridays, March 3 – May 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and a craft. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Friday afternoon from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_handshake 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Register to Work at MGM! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday May 13, 2017 Go To Top
rec_games 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Games Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tabletop Games. Board Games. Card Games. Join us for an afternoon of games and fun. Bring your own game or try one of ours. No experience necessary.

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters - Saturday Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Paint and Plant a Flower Pot Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

 Come to the East Springfield Branch Library and paint your own flowerpot just in time for Mother's Day. Plant some seeds in it and take it home to watch them grow.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday May 15, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintbucket 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Messy Mondays for Wee Ones! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Get your hands - and clothes - messy during Messy Mondays. We will finger paint, use kinetic sand and clay. We will have smocks but please wear clothes you can get dirty. For ages 3 and up. Siblings welcome. Space is limited to 10 so please come early.

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

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Monday from 1:30-3 PM.

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
nat_summertime 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Sandtray Play at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Play with miniatures in a personal-size sandtray and make up your own stories. Ages 3-12

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday May 16, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, April 18 – May 30, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
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lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, March 7 -  May 30, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Calling all parents with children birth to 5 years old! We invite you along with your child for a fun-filled hour of stories, songs, crafts and more.  No sign up required, just drop in!

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Music Together at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Tuesdays, April 25 - May 23, 1:30 p.m. Join us for a 5-week series of music and movement. Registration is required, call 413-886-5158. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 10 children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth-5 years.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
food_salad 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Tasty Tuesday at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Experience a new flavor and learn how to make a tasty snack! For ages 12-18.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
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lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, ongoing, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Mason Square Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and playtime. Registration required for large groups. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM FGP In-service Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andrew Cade   413-739-7211 ext.110   Andrew6503@aol.com
   

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: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Please call Emma at 413-263-6858 if you have knitting supplies to donate. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Wednesday from 1-3 PM.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: East Springfield
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

School getting you stressed? Join our Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens. We supply the artist quality crayons, pencils and pens, and coloring pages to spark your creativity. Just drop by and color your stress away. Display your artwork in the Teen Room if you would like. Every Wednesday.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
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   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
lib_teddybear_reading 5:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Family Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

Wednesdays, March 1 – May 31, 5:30 – 6 p.m. Join us for stories. No registration required. Ages 5-9, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Gaming Club at Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Play computer games and make friends at the Gaming Club!  We will be playing games that encourage collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.  The games included in this program are Minecraft, Roblox, Scratch, and Makey Makey. Limited to 10 kids.  Sign in begins at 5:15 p.m. weekly. Ages 8-12.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
food_meal 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Let's Get Cooking at East Forest Park