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Monday June 22, 2015 -  Wednesday July 29, 2015 Go To Top
trans_car Superhero Box Car Challenge Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Calling all Superheroes. Be a part of this exciting family event. Between June 22 and July 29 convert a cardboard box into a Superhero Box Car. This fun family project will provide hours of amusement together. Bring your completed boxcar to the East Forest Park Branch Library on Wednesday, July 29 and take it out for a spin in our parade. Come check out our displayed sample of a Superhero Box Car at the East Forest Park Branch Library. Boxes/supplies not provided by the library.

    Location: East Forest Park
Monday June 22, 2015 -  Friday July 31, 2015 Go To Top
rec_origami_crane Traveling Heroes Paper Dolls Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make a paper doll hero and choose a recipient/address to mail it to or we’ll choose one for you.  The recipient will take photos with the hero over the course of a week and will mail back the hero to the library with photos of their activities. We will then display the returned heroes and photos of their travels here at the library.

    Location: East Springfield
Monday June 22, 2015 -  Saturday August 22, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_red Adult Summer Reading Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The Adult Summer Reading Club returns in 2015 with a new twist. In addition to the usual chances to read books, attend library programs, write and read reviews, and win prizes, this year's program will also include a new bingo game. Stop by any library branch to pick up your bingo card and speak with a librarian to review how the game works. Join us, your friends and neighbors in this fun and fascinating program throughout the summer!

Adult Summer Reading Club    
    Location: All Library Locations
Monday June 22, 2015 -  Saturday August 29, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading Children's Summer Reading Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Earn prizes when you read this summer, and go back to school ready to take on the next grade! Stop by any library location to sign up!

Summer Reading Club    
    Location: All Library Locations
 
lib_book3 Teen Summer Reading Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   
   

Pick up a Teen Summer Events brochure containing a bingo sheet and a list of teen programs from any Springfield Library location. Complete bingo squares by doing different kinds of reading – books, comics, magazines and online – and by attending library programs. Five completed squares in a row is bingo! Completed bingo sheets bring prizes and other tickets to fun!

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: All Library Locations
Thursday June 25, 2015 -  Wednesday July 29, 2015 Go To Top
nat_house_landscaping.GIF Forest Park Architecture: A Photography Exhibit Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   rduprey@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The Springfield Preservation Trust Preservation Awards honor the people and organizations that are helping to restore historic structures in Springfield. Every year the Trust showcases exemplary properties that represent the best preservation in Springfield over the previous year. Awardees are presented with a plaque that includes images of their restored home and the reasons for the award. Preservation awards are commonly given to properties that have restored the historic look of a building by removing inappropriate siding, repairing or replicating original details, or generally bringing back a building that was in disrepair.

Forest Park Branch Library is happy to exhibit several of the photographs from this year's awards, as well as some from previous years. The exhibit will continue in the Forest Park Community Room (on the lower level) through July 29. Please stop by!

Arts & Photography Exhibits    
    Location: Forest Park
 
nat_house_landscaping.GIF Forest Park Gallery: Changing Architecture and Landscapes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   rduprey@springfieldlibrary.org
   

"Changing Architecture and Landscapes" is an exhibition of architectural and landscape paintings by Janet Stupak, displaying her range of styles and techniques, and photography by Jim Sharrard.

Janet Stupak, Library Community Relations Coordinator, is known for her abstract paintings and is also an accomplished realist painter.

Jim Sharrard is a photographer who lives in Forest Park. His work has been featured in the Springfield Preservation Trust’s calendar, and he has exhibited often in the Springfield area. Some of his works are posted here on Flickr.

An opening reception with light refreshments will be held on June 25 from 6-7:30 p.m.

 

Arts & Photography Exhibits    
    Location: Forest Park
Monday July 6, 2015 -  Friday July 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag Local Heroes: Saluting our Veteran and Active Duty Military Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make a card to show your appreciation to veteran and active duty military. Drop in during open hours and create a handmade thank you card. All ages.

    Location: Brightwood
Monday July 6, 2015 -  Saturday July 11, 2015 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 3D Printer Exploration - and More! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop by the branch this week to learn about the Springfield City Library's new 3D printer. Get pointers on how to make simple objects using our materials, and discover how you can become a "maker" by designing your own projects. Check the calendar or call the branch library for more programs for future engineers and designers this week.

    Location: Mason Square
Monday July 6, 2015 -  Wednesday July 22, 2015 Go To Top
rec_painters_palette.GIF You're My Hero Art Contest for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

What comes to mind when you hear the word “hero?” Your favorite superhero, an anime hero, or a character in a great teen novel? Someone who’s been a hero by helping youth or saving lives in Springfield? Can you find your own inner hero – everyone has some greatness within!

Contribute to our You’re My Hero art contest by creating a drawing or painting on the theme of heroism. All art works will be displayed in the library, and we’ll have prizes for winners in a variety of categories. Use the library's art materials or your own. Entrants should be between the ages of 11 and 19. For more information, call the branch.

    Location: Brightwood
 
rec_paintpalette You're My Hero Art Contest for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

What comes to mind when you hear the word “hero?” Your favorite superhero, an anime hero, or a character in a great teen novel? Someone who’s been a hero by helping youth or saving lives in Springfield? Can you find your own inner hero – everyone has some greatness within!

Contribute to our You’re My Hero art contest by creating a drawing or painting on the theme of heroism. All art works will be displayed in the library, and we’ll have prizes for winners in a variety of categories. Use the library's art materials or your own. Entrants should be between the ages of 11 and 19. For more information, call 413-263-6828 ext 425.

    Location: Central Library
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF You're My Hero Art Contest for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

What comes to mind when you hear the word “hero?” Your favorite superhero, an anime hero, or a character in a great teen novel? Someone who’s been a hero by helping youth or saving lives in Springfield? Can you find your own inner hero – everyone has some greatness within!

Contribute to our You’re My Hero art contest by creating a drawing or painting on the theme of heroism. All art works will be displayed in the library, and we’ll have prizes for winners in a variety of categories. Use the library's art materials or your own. Entrants should be between the ages of 11 and 19. For more information, call 413-263-6843.

    Location: Forest Park
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rec_paintpalette You're My Hero Art Contest for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

What comes to mind when you hear the word “hero?” Your favorite superhero, an anime hero, or a character in a great teen novel? Someone who’s been a hero by helping youth or saving lives in Springfield? Can you find your own inner hero – everyone has some greatness within!

Contribute to our You’re My Hero art contest by creating a drawing or painting on the theme of heroism. All art works will be displayed in the library, and we’ll have prizes for winners in a variety of categories. Use the library's art materials or your own. Entrants should be between the ages of 11 and 19. For more information, call the branch.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF You're My Hero Art Contest for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

What comes to mind when you hear the word “hero?” Your favorite superhero, an anime hero, or a character in a great teen novel? Someone who’s been a hero by helping youth or saving lives in Springfield? Can you find your own inner hero – everyone has some greatness within!

Contribute to our You’re My Hero art contest by creating a drawing or painting on the theme of heroism. All art works will be displayed in the library, and we’ll have prizes for winners in a variety of categories. Use the library's art materials or your own. Entrants should be between the ages of 11 and 19. For more information, call the branch.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
Tuesday July 7, 2015 Go To Top
anim_lion1 Heroic Animal Feats Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Animals have some amazing qualities that make them stand out.  For example, do you know what the most venomous animal living in the water is?  Complete this hunt to see!  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
 
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Hi!Tech: Getting Started with Computers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
nat_lightning 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Light Painting for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrate Independence Day by making your own fireworks! Create beautiful designs in the dark with flashlights, rope lighting, and light-up toys and learn to photograph them with the app LongExpo!

Sign up online or call the branch. This program is suggested for ages 11-18.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Pivot - The Next Step in Animation Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   MAust-Anastasi@SpringfieldLibrary.org
   

If you are ready to take your animations to the next level come to the Indian Orchard branch on Tuesdays in July. We will be experimenting with PIVOT, the next level in animation programs. For intermediate animators. We will have laptops available for you start your animations, but you are welcome to bring your own. Reservations required. For tweens and teens ages 11 and up. Limited to 7 participants. Preregistration NECESSARY. Please come to the branch to fill out an Animation Entrance Exam. 

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_new_white 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM 3D Printer Demo Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ted McCoy   413-263-6853   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Get to know the Cube 3D printer, the library’s latest piece of technology. The Cube prints three-dimensional objects using compostable plastic. Drop in and watch as the printer creates a 3D object and learn more about 3D prototyping.

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Make Your Own Superhero Cape Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make and decorate your own superhero cape.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
office_meeting1 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Job Seeker Support Workshops Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Springfield City Library and Opportunity Services will offer a 10 week series of workshops designed to support those returning or reentering the workforce. Sustainable employment happens when individuals are empowered to manage their emotions and are able to choose the right attitude needed for any situation. These workshops will offer a supportive and structured environment for participants to explore the emotional intelligence needed to gain and sustain employment!

Participants will learn how to manage anger/anxiety issues, job performance, build confidence, and learn to create flexible, healthy relationships with employers and coworkers.

Participants should be able to commit to attending all 10 workshops. Please preregister for these free workshops by calling Sixteen Acres at 413-263-6858 or by filling out the form provided online.

Job Seeker Support Workshops    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
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Wednesday July 8, 2015 Go To Top
anim_lion1 Heroic Animal Feats Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Animals have some amazing qualities that make them stand out.  For example, do you know what the most venomous animal living in the water is?  Complete this hunt to see!  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
 
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
ent_masks_color 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Unmask: Make A Superhero Mask Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come and expose your inner secret by designing your own superhero felt mask.  Who will you become when your mask is on?  Be as creative as you would like when doing this activity.  Come on and be a superhero for a day.  This program is for teens and tweens.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make Your own Avatar with Wikki Stix! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make Your Own Avatar using Wikki Stix! What are Wikki Stix? Wikki Stix are made of hand-knitting yarn enhanced with a non-toxic wax, the kind used in bubble gum and lipstick. Sticky yarn! This event is for tweens and teens ages 11 and up. Preregistration is not required however supplies will be limited. First come, first served! For more information please call the branch.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_camera 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Unmasked: Maskmaking and Photo Shoot for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Unmask your inner hero (or villain) as you create a mask using our materials. Grab some costume elements and props from our collection (or bring your own); pose for a photo or two to post in the library or share on social media if you like! Suggested for ages 12-19.

    Location: Mason Square
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Steampunk Superheroes: Make a Superhero/Heroine Medallion Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Using a variety of materials and your imagination, honor your favorite superhero or heroine by creating a medallion. All materials including steampunk paraphernalia will be provided, however, please feel free to bring any "gadgets" you like. Sign up online or call Martha at 413-263-6828 ext 425.

Medallion from DeviantArt.net

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Superhero LEGO Creations Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Dive into our collection of LEGO bricks to create a superhero for display at the library. What will they look like? What are their powers? For ages 5-12.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_swords.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Percy Jackson Celebration 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 celebration of the Percy Jackson stories with games, snacks, and a costume contest! Come dressed as your favorite Percy Jackson character or figure from Greek mythology. Registration recommended, as space is limited. Call 413-263-6840 for more information. Ages 9 and up.

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday July 9, 2015 Go To Top
anim_lion1 Heroic Animal Feats Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Animals have some amazing qualities that make them stand out.  For example, do you know what the most venomous animal living in the water is?  Complete this hunt to see!  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luis Manzi   413-747-0090, x201   lmanzi@newnorthcc.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Hi!Tech: Continuing with Computers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 4 spaces available.
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Job Fair Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorie Anderson   978-567-3125   loretta.anderson@state.ma.us
   

Fire Academy Instructor Recruitment Job Fair sponsored by the MA Department of Fire Services.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Comics Hullabaloo at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres    413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us to make your own comics and pick up a free comic book! Supplies are limited; call the branch to register. For ages 5-12.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM The Artist's Way at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron in a twelve-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 in alternation by Phyllis St. George, Springfield editor, poet, and writing coach; Ellen Rivers, local actor/director; and Alice Kelly, a seasoned spiritual coach and exponent of The Artist’s Way.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 19 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Blender - The Ultimate in Animation Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Blender is a free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation. If you are ready to take your animations to the next level try Blender. We will have laptops available, but you are free to bring your own. Reservations REQUIRED . For tweens and teens ages 11 and up. Limited to 7 participants.  Please drop by the branch to complete an Animation Entrance Exam. 

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM HeroCon 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   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us to celebrate your favorite superheroes at HeroCon. Dress up like your favorite super hero, comic book character or fictional character. Show off your super-human intelligence, play superhero trivia and other fun games. No registration. For ages 5 – 12.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM YOU Can Be a Superhero! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make your very own superhero cape and mask to take home. Take your picture in front of our cityscape backdrop and more!

    Location: Mason Square
 
school_chemistry2 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Super Mad Lab: Bubble Mania Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Calling bubble scientists! Can you bounce a soap bubble? Have you tried a foamerator? Join us in the Reading Garden to experiment with soap bubbles, the perfect summer fun.

If the weather is rainy, we will meet in the Community Room.

    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   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Friday July 10, 2015 Go To Top
anim_lion1 Heroic Animal Feats Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Animals have some amazing qualities that make them stand out.  For example, do you know what the most venomous animal living in the water is?  Complete this hunt to see!  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.

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

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
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misc_kapow.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Print Your Own Super Hero Power Ring Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ted McCoy   413-263-6853   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Browse through Thingiverse, the Internet’s largest library of 3D printable files, to discover your own inner super hero! Use the library’s new 3D printers to print out your own super hero power ring in this interactive workshop. Please register online or call the branch at 413-263-6853. This program is for teens and tweens, age 11-18.

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday July 11, 2015 Go To Top
anim_lion1 Heroic Animal Feats Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Animals have some amazing qualities that make them stand out.  For example, do you know what the most venomous animal living in the water is?  Complete this hunt to see!  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Comics Hullabaloo at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   kmcguirl@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us to make your own comics and pick up a free comic book! Supplies are limited; call the branch to register. For ages 5-12.

    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Scholarship Interviews Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: James H. Lightfoot III   413-426-1043   jhlightfoot3@gmail.com
   

Sponsored by the Lee B. Revels Scholarship & Mentoring Foundation. Principal speaker: James Lightfoot.

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mason Square Paints Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Calling all crafty kids, artists, and appreciators of the outdoors!

Join us in the Mason Square Branch’s reading garden for a series of free painting sessions. Get in touch with your creative side under the shade of an umbrella. Draw inspiration from the garden’s new blooms, the branch’s collection of art books, or whatever you like! Visitors of all ages are encouraged to join in the fun.

Paper and watercolor paints will be provided.

Tea provided for refreshment.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday July 13, 2015 Go To Top
ent_manga_girl.GIF Drop-In Craft: Superheroes Roam the City Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

What would your day be like if you met a superhero on the street?   Make your own 3-D superhero scene and find out!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Leadership Team Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Ready, Sit, Read! at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We encourage 3-5 year olds (siblings too!) with a parent/caregiver to come in and enjoy seasonal rhymes, songs, finger plays, book-based activities, and - as always - the best in children's books! A staff member from the Home-City-Families organization will provide a craft and share parenting tips. Drop in - no registration necessary. For more information call the branch.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Stained Glass...without the Glass Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Color some beautiful stained “glass” to hang in your windows. This coloring uses vellum paper and sharpies, and goes beyond your ordinary coloring book.  Mondays in July from 11 am - 2 pm. For teens ages 12 and up. Drop in, but supplies are limited so first come first served. For more information please call the branch.

    Location: Indian Orchard
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misc_scissors 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Unmask a Superhero Chair Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Unmask the inner beauty of an ordinary chair and turn it into a superhero chair you will be proud of.  Using fabric and other materials you will uncover a one-of-a-kind superhero chair that will be displayed in the library for others to see and enjoy.  Come and take part of this creation. You can even take pictures in your finished product. All participants' names will be displayed on a poster in the library.   

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Learn Scratch in a Jiff Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations. Come to the Indian Orchard branch MONDAYS, July 6, 13, 20, 27 to join the Scratch community. We will have laptops available for you start your animations, but feel free to bring your own. Reservations required. For tweens and teens ages 11 and up. Limited to 7 participants. Please call 413-263-6846 to save your spot.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_new_white 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM 3D Printer Demo Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 x425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Get to know the Cube 3D printer, the library’s latest piece of technology. The Cube prints three-dimensional objects using compostable plastic. Drop in and watch as the printer creates a 3D object and enjoy a “making” craft with traditional materials, too.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Youth Cultural Education Organization Committee Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Julia Ortiz   413-262-7729   blackcollegetourYCEO@yahoo.com
   

Youth Cultural Education Organization - Martin L. King, Jr. Family Services.  Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama Storytime 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 your pajamas and join us for stories, songs, and a snack!  Fun for the whole family.  Stuffed animal friends welcome!  Ages 3-10.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday July 14, 2015 Go To Top
ent_manga_girl.GIF Drop-In Craft: Superheroes Roam the City Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

What would your day be like if you met a superhero on the street?   Make your own 3-D superhero scene and find out!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Noon Hour Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris Kasputis   413-263-6828 x442   ckasputis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

This month's selection is One Plus One: a novel by Jojo Moyes (2014) fiction. 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
anim_dog1 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Local Heroes: Visit with a Police Dog Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   kmcguirl@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Neighborhood Police Officer Mark Kenney will visit the library with one of the dogs from the Police Department's K-9 unit. All ages.

    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_new_white 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM 3D Printer Demo Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 x425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Get to know the Cube 3D printer, the library’s latest piece of technology. The Cube prints three-dimensional objects using compostable plastic. Drop in and watch as the printer creates a 3D object and enjoy a “making” craft with traditional materials, too.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Every Hero Needs a Cape! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make and decorate your own superhero cape. Use paint, markers, glue and felt to make a one-of-a-kind cape. All materials will be provided. For children ages 2-11. Materials are limited, so first come, first served. For more information please call the branch.

    Location: Indian Orchard
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elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Pivot - The Next Step in Animation Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   MAust-Anastasi@SpringfieldLibrary.org
   

If you are ready to take your animations to the next level come to the Indian Orchard branch on Tuesdays in July. We will be experimenting with PIVOT, the next level in animation programs. For intermediate animators. We will have laptops available for you start your animations, but you are welcome to bring your own. Reservations required. For tweens and teens ages 11 and up. Limited to 7 participants. Preregistration NECESSARY. Please come to the branch to fill out an Animation Entrance Exam. 

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
food_salad 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Tasty Tuesdays at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Learn how to make a tasty snack. For tweens and teens. While supplies last.

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_star_white_in_red 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Local Hero in Your Life Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Is there someone special in your life you feel is a hero and you would like to make a small gift for and present it?  Well, here's your chance, come into the library and enjoy making a small gift for that person.  You can bring it home and have the pleasure of presenting a gift you made with your very own hands.  Show someone special that you care!  This program is for ages 5-12 but older kids are welcome while supplies last.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
office_meeting1 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Job Seeker Support Workshops Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Springfield City Library and Opportunity Services will offer a 10 week series of workshops designed to support those returning or reentering the workforce. Sustainable employment happens when individuals are empowered to manage their emotions and are able to choose the right attitude needed for any situation. These workshops will offer a supportive and structured environment for participants to explore the emotional intelligence needed to gain and sustain employment!

Participants will learn how to manage anger/anxiety issues, job performance, build confidence, and learn to create flexible, healthy relationships with employers and coworkers.

Participants should be able to commit to attending all 10 workshops. Please preregister for these free workshops by calling Sixteen Acres at 413-263-6858 or by filling out the form provided online.

Job Seeker Support Workshops    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday July 15, 2015 Go To Top
ent_manga_girl.GIF Drop-In Craft: Superheroes Roam the City Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

What would your day be like if you met a superhero on the street?   Make your own 3-D superhero scene and find out!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime at Mason Square Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Steampunk Superheroes: Make a Superhero/Heroine Medallion Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Using a variety of materials and your imagination, honor your favorite superhero or heroine by creating a medallion. All materials including steampunk paraphernalia will be provided, however, please feel free to bring any "gadgets" you like. Sign up online or call the branch.

Medallion from DeviantArt.net

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Comics Hullabaloo at Brightwood Branch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us to make your own comics and pick up a free comic book! Supplies are limited; call the branch to register. For ages 5-12.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_new_white 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Designing in 3D with Tinkercad Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 x425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Learn how to build and print your own 3D creations in this interactive workshop! Tinkercad is an easy-to-use, browser-based CAD (Computer-aided design) program that lets you turn ideas into a 3D printable file. As many as possible of participants' designs will be printed at the conclusion of the program. This program is for teens and tweens, age 11-18. and space is limited. To register, call the Library at 413-263-6828 x425 or email mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
ent_masks_color 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Make Your Own Superhero Mask Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Have you ever dreamed of being a superhero? You can look like one by designing your very own superhero mask. This program is for ages 4 - 18. Come unmask your creativity and make a mask to take home, using our super materials. Superheroes can inspire us to be greater and be the do-gooders in the world. Materials are  limited, so first come, first served.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
office_pencil 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Fifteen Shades of Gray - A Drawing Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Enjoy this art class for adults of all skill levels working on line drawing, sketching and shading techniques using charcoal and pencil. An art teacher--Mariza Graziano--will use still life arrangements as the subjects to draw. All art supplies will be provided.

Arts & Crafts    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There is 1 space available.
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Thursday July 16, 2015 Go To Top
ent_manga_girl.GIF Drop-In Craft: Superheroes Roam the City Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

What would your day be like if you met a superhero on the street?   Make your own 3-D superhero scene and find out!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
 
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Hi!Tech: Introduction to the Web Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 7 spaces available.
 
nat_lightning 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Light Painting for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Get ready to celebrate Independence Day by making your own fireworks!  Create beautiful designs in the dark with flashlights, rope lighting, and light-up toys and learn to photograph the with the app LongExpo!

Sign up online or call the branch. This program is suggested for ages 11-18.

 

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM The Artist's Way at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron in a twelve-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 in alternation by Phyllis St. George, Springfield editor, poet, and writing coach; Ellen Rivers, local actor/director; and Alice Kelly, a seasoned spiritual coach and exponent of The Artist’s Way.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
misc_new_white 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Designing in 3D with Tinkercad Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 x425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Learn how to build and print your own 3D creations in this interactive workshop! Tinkercad is an easy-to-use, browser-based CAD (Computer-aided design) program that lets you turn ideas into a 3D printable file. As many as possible of participants' designs will be printed at the conclusion of the program. This program is for teens and tweens, age 11-18. and space is limited. To register, call the Library at 413-263-6828 x425 or email mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Blender - The Ultimate in Animation Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Blender is a free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation. If you are ready to take your animations to the next level try Blender. We will have laptops available, but you are free to bring your own. Reservations REQUIRED . For tweens and teens ages 11 and up. Limited to 7 participants.  Please drop by the branch to complete an Animation Entrance Exam. 

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

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

    Location: Mason Square
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Comics Hullabaloo 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 to make your own comics and pick up a free comic book! Supplies are limited; call the branch to register. For ages 5-12.

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM PJ Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Families are invited to celebrate long summer evenings and share great stories, fun and a bedtime snack.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
Friday July 17, 2015 Go To Top
ent_manga_girl.GIF Drop-In Craft: Superheroes Roam the City Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

What would your day be like if you met a superhero on the street?   Make your own 3-D superhero scene and find out!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday July 18, 2015 Go To Top
ent_manga_girl.GIF Drop-In Craft: Superheroes Roam the City Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

What would your day be like if you met a superhero on the street?   Make your own 3-D superhero scene and find out!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  3:00 PM PCA Workshop: Adult First Aid/CPR/AED Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linnea Rego   617-284-1216   linnea.rego@1199funds.org
   

1199SEIU TUF Homecare Training Benefit. Principal speaker: Red Cross. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
ent_filmproj 12:00 PM  -  2:15 PM Page to Screen: To Kill a Mockingbird Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrate the release of Go Set a Watchman, the long-awaited sequel to Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning autobiographical novel To Kill a Mockingbird, with a screening of the 1962 film adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird.

Set in a small Alabama town in the 1930s, the story focuses on scrupulously honest, highly respected lawyer Atticus Finch, magnificently embodied by Gregory Peck. Finch puts his career on the line when he agrees to represent Tom Robinson (Brock Peters), a black man accused of rape. The trial and the events surrounding it are seen through the eyes of Finch's six-year-old daughter Scout (Mary Badham).

Light refreshments will be served. Copies of Go Set a Watchman and To Kill a Mockingbird will be available for checkout after the screening.

 

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday July 20, 2015 Go To Top
food_ice cream cone Scavenger Hunt: Saving the World? Savor a Treat! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263.6828 ext 201   
   

How well do you know your summer treats?  For example, which treat is sweet and creamy and can be found in a cone?  Come in and identify them all!  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Ready, Sit, Read! at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We encourage 3-5 year olds (siblings too!) with a parent/caregiver to come in and enjoy seasonal rhymes, songs, finger plays, book-based activities, and - as always - the best in children's books! A staff member from the Home-City-Families organization will provide a craft and share parenting tips. Drop in - no registration necessary. For more information call the branch.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Stained Glass...without the Glass Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Color some beautiful stained “glass” to hang in your windows. This coloring uses vellum paper and sharpies, and goes beyond your ordinary coloring book.  Mondays in July from 11 am - 2 pm. For teens ages 12 and up. Drop in, but supplies are limited so first come first served. For more information please call the branch.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Public Stakeholder Session on Mass Health Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Donna Kymalainen   617-886-8247   
   

Open meeting for Mass. state residents on Mass Health programs, sponsored by UMass Medical School on behalf of Mass Medical. Principal speaker: Daniel Tsai, Assistant Secretary.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Learn Scratch in a Jiff Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations. Come to the Indian Orchard branch MONDAYS, July 6, 13, 20, 27 to join the Scratch community. We will have laptops available for you start your animations, but feel free to bring your own. Reservations required. For tweens and teens ages 11 and up. Limited to 7 participants. Please call 413-263-6846 to save your spot.

    Location: Indian Orchard
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Afri(k)que: Empowering Females Through Handmade Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karina Dise   413-386-7563   
   

African jewelry workshop for all ages sponsored by Afri(k)que Limited. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama Storytime 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 your pajamas and join us for stories, songs, and a snack!  Fun for the whole family.  Stuffed animal friends welcome!  Ages 3-10.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
elect_computer3 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Hi!Tech: Computers for Book Lovers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

See many ways in which the computer can aid your reading interests. We'll review the basics of the library's online catalog, introduce ourselves to the online component of the Adult Summer Reading Club, explore ebooks, and more in this practical, hands-on workshops for book lovers. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are assumed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Matthew.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 11 spaces available.
Tuesday July 21, 2015 Go To Top
food_ice cream cone Scavenger Hunt: Saving the World? Savor a Treat! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263.6828 ext 201   
   

How well do you know your summer treats?  For example, which treat is sweet and creamy and can be found in a cone?  Come in and identify them all!  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_clock_alarm 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Minute to Win It Challenge for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Unmask your hidden talents! Try these fun, fast-paced challenges using household items and discover what you can do!

This program is intended for teens and tweens. Register online or call the branch.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
food_salad 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Tasty Tuesdays at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood    413-263-6805   
   

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Pivot - The Next Step in Animation Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   MAust-Anastasi@SpringfieldLibrary.org
   

If you are ready to take your animations to the next level come to the Indian Orchard branch on Tuesdays in July. We will be experimenting with PIVOT, the next level in animation programs. For intermediate animators. We will have laptops available for you start your animations, but you are welcome to bring your own. Reservations required. For tweens and teens ages 11 and up. Limited to 7 participants. Preregistration NECESSARY. Please come to the branch to fill out an Animation Entrance Exam. 

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: 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
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Make Your Own Superhero Bracelet or Cuffs Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make and decorate your own superhero or superheroine wristbands!

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
office_meeting1 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Job Seeker Support Workshops Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Springfield City Library and Opportunity Services will offer a 10 week series of workshops designed to support those returning or reentering the workforce. Sustainable employment happens when individuals are empowered to manage their emotions and are able to choose the right attitude needed for any situation. These workshops will offer a supportive and structured environment for participants to explore the emotional intelligence needed to gain and sustain employment!

Participants will learn how to manage anger/anxiety issues, job performance, build confidence, and learn to create flexible, healthy relationships with employers and coworkers.

Participants should be able to commit to attending all 10 workshops. Please preregister for these free workshops by calling Sixteen Acres at 413-263-6858 or by filling out the form provided online.

Job Seeker Support Workshops    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
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Wednesday July 22, 2015 Go To Top
food_ice cream cone Scavenger Hunt: Saving the World? Savor a Treat! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263.6828 ext 201   
   

How well do you know your summer treats?  For example, which treat is sweet and creamy and can be found in a cone?  Come in and identify them all!  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
 
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Heroes on Screen: Guardians of the Galaxy Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us in the Community Room for a screening of Guardians of the Galaxy!

Watch as a group of interstellar outlaws team up to save the galaxy from a villain who seeks ultimate power in this comic book space adventure from Marvel Studios. Rated PG-13.

Popcorn will be served!

 

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Springfield Food Policy Council Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Johnetta Baymon   413-263-6500, x6539   johnettab@springfieldpartnersinc.com
   

Springfield Food Policy Copuncil monthly steering committee meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM HeroCon at Brightwood Branch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us to celebrate your favorite superheroes at HeroCon. Dress up like your favorite super hero, comic book character or fictional character. Show off your super-human intelligence, play superhero trivia and other fun games. No registration. For ages 5 – 12.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Superhero Training Camp at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Show off your superhero skills! Pass tests of superior strength and dazzling intelligence! When your training is complete, create your superhero I.D. card to make your super status official. Call the branch to register. For ages 5 – 12.

    Location: East Springfield
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Make Your Own Superhero Cape Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maureen Tipton   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

No superhero is complete without a cape. So come in and pick out a cape and personalize it as the superhero you want to be. Unmask your creativity and make your very own superhero cape to fly home in. You can be a superhero with style. Materials are limited, so first come, first served. For ages 4-11.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_new_white 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM 3D Printer Demo Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kerry McGuirl   413-263-6840   kmcguirl@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Teens - get to know the Cube 3D printer, the library’s latest piece of technology. The Cube prints three-dimensional objects using compostable plastic. Come by and watch as the printer creates a chess piece and learn more about 3D prototyping in this drop-in demo.

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday July 23, 2015 Go To Top
food_ice cream cone Scavenger Hunt: Saving the World? Savor a Treat! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263.6828 ext 201   
   

How well do you know your summer treats?  For example, which treat is sweet and creamy and can be found in a cone?  Come in and identify them all!  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
 
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Hi!Tech: Introduction to Word Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Practice word processing in this hands-on workshop. Learn standard aspects of formatting and style including bold, italics, spacing, and more. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Chris.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM The Artist's Way at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron in a twelve-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 in alternation by Phyllis St. George, Springfield editor, poet, and writing coach; Ellen Rivers, local actor/director; and Alice Kelly, a seasoned spiritual coach and exponent of The Artist’s Way.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 20 spaces available.
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office_meeting1 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Circle in the Square at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

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

Come share your memories and hopes for the future.

Coffee and doughnuts served.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Blender - The Ultimate in Animation Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Blender is a free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation. If you are ready to take your animations to the next level try Blender. We will have laptops available, but you are free to bring your own. Reservations REQUIRED . For tweens and teens ages 11 and up. Limited to 7 participants.  Please drop by the branch to complete an Animation Entrance Exam. 

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM HeroCon at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres    413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us to celebrate your favorite superheroes at HeroCon. Dress up like your favorite super hero, comic book character or fictional character. Show off your super-human intelligence, play superhero trivia and other fun games. No registration. For ages 5 – 12.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
elect_camera 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Unmasked: Maskmaking and Photo Shoot for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Unmask your inner hero (or villain) as you create a mask using our materials. Grab some costume elements and props from our collection (or bring your own); pose for a photo or two to post in the library or share on social media if you like! Suggested for ages 12-19.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
rec_scissors&glue 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Amazing Sound-Effect Headbands Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-2633-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come in and enjoy making your own amazing sound effect headbands.  Using poster paper, markers, paint and other materials, create a unique comics-inspired headband – you’ll look FANTASTIC!! This great program is for teens and tweens.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_tshirt 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Make Your Own Incredibles Costume Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Transform yourself into an "Incredibles" superhero! Wear a red shirt or come as you are. Make a felt logo, attach it to your shirt, put on your mask and get ready to defend the world! For ages 5-12.

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

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

    Location: Mason Square
 
office_pencil 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM How to Write a Book Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Two-Part Writing Workshop

Join us for two writing workshops led by Haven Williams, MSEd & author of Perforated Fiber, and designed for people interested in writing a book from start to finish. Both workshops will feature practical writing exercises to get the creativity flowing.

The first workshop (Part 1 on July 23) will focus on developing ideas, outlining your work, and organizing a story.

Part 2 (July 30) will focus on developing characters, setting, and story scenes.

Writers of all levels of experiences encouraged to attend!

Program will meet in the Children's Workroom. Registration is required. Sign up online or call the branch.

 

    Location: Mason Square
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Super Team: The Incredibles Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6828   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

There are a lot of lone wolves in the world of superheroes, but every once in a while a hero movie comes along that reminds us of the awesome value of teamwork.

Join us at the Mason Square Branch for a three-part movie series featuring three different groups of heroes as they battle against evil.

We'll be showing The Incredibles as part two of the series. Watch as a family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world  Rated PG.

Free popcorn served.

Watch the preview here.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM UIP Organizing Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Taylor DiSantis   413-464-4909   tdisantis@unitedindependent.org
   

United Independent Party organizing meeting. Principal speaker: Evan Falchuk.  Not library sponsored.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
Friday July 24, 2015 Go To Top
food_ice cream cone Scavenger Hunt: Saving the World? Savor a Treat! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263.6828 ext 201   
   

How well do you know your summer treats?  For example, which treat is sweet and creamy and can be found in a cone?  Come in and identify them all!  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.

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

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
ent_masks_color 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make Your Own Superhero Mask Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Have you ever dreamed of being a superhero? You can look like one by designing your very own superhero mask. All supplies provided. For ages 4-18. This program is designed for tweens and teens as well.

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday July 25, 2015 Go To Top
food_ice cream cone Scavenger Hunt: Saving the World? Savor a Treat! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263.6828 ext 201   
   

How well do you know your summer treats?  For example, which treat is sweet and creamy and can be found in a cone?  Come in and identify them all!  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.

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

Are you a teen or tween who likes to read fiction? Join other reading fans once a month to discuss your favorite books. The book for July is The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente. You can sign up ahead of time by calling the branch or just drop in. Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk.

Description of The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making: Twelve-year-old September's ordinary life in Omaha turns into adventure when a Green Wind takes her to Fairyland to retrieve a talisman the new and fickle Marquess wants from the enchanted woods.

Note: The East Forest Park Branch Library's Fiction Book Club for Teens and Tweens will not be meeting in the month of August; it will resume its usual schedule on the last Saturday of September.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
z_cust_mcteen 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Design in 3D with Tinkercad Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kerry McGuirl   413-263-6840   kmcguirl@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Teens - learn how to build and print your own 3D creations in this interactive workshop! Tinkercad is an easy-to-use, browser-based CAD (Computer-aided design) program that lets you turn ideas into a 3D printable file. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to print their creations at the conclusion of the program. Limit 6 participants  - please call 413-263-6840 or stop by the reference desk at the East Springfield Branch to register.

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mason Square Paints Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Calling all crafty kids, artists, and appreciators of the outdoors!

Join us in the Mason Square Branch’s reading garden for a series of free-painting sessions. Get in touch with your creative side under the shade of an umbrella. Draw inspiration from the garden’s new blooms, the branch’s collection of art books, or whatever you like! Visitors of all ages are encouraged to join in the fun.

Paper and watercolor paints will be provided.

Tea provided for refreshment.

Arts & Crafts    
    Location: Mason Square
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Springfield Carnival Committee Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Vera O'Connor     veraocon@aol.com
   

Not library sponsored.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday July 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_balloons Drop-In Craft: Escape! (in a Hot Air Balloon!) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Who needs to escape: the Hero or the Villain?  Make a hot air balloon and decide for yourself!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
Monday July 27, 2015 -  Saturday August 1, 2015 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 3D Printer Exploration - and More! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop by the branch this week to learn about the Springfield City Library's new 3D printer. Get pointers on how to make simple objects using our materials, and discover how you can become a "maker" by designing your own projects. Check the calendar or call the branch library for more programs for future engineers and designers this week.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
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Monday July 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Room is Unavailable
    Location: Large 4th floor Conference Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Ready, Sit, Read! at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We encourage 3-5 year olds (siblings too!) with a parent/caregiver to come in and enjoy seasonal rhymes, songs, finger plays, book-based activities, and - as always - the best in children's books! A staff member from the Home-City-Families organization will provide a craft and share parenting tips. Drop in - no registration necessary. For more information call the branch.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Stained Glass...without the Glass Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Color some beautiful stained “glass” to hang in your windows. This coloring uses vellum paper and sharpies, and goes beyond your ordinary coloring book.  Mondays in July from 11 am - 2 pm. For teens ages 12 and up. Drop in, but supplies are limited so first come first served. For more information please call the branch.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_computer3 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Computer Clinic: Focus on Resumes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Learn how to put together a resume using word processing templates and then how to upload and send your completed resume to potential employees online.

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Public Stakeholder Session on Mass Health Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Donna Kymalainen   617-886-8247   
   

Open meeting for Mass. state residents on Mass Health programs, sponsored by UMass Medical School on behalf of Mass Medical. Principal speaker: Daniel Tsai, Assistant Secretary.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Make a Superhero Bracelet or Cuffs Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibary.org
   

Every hero has his or her own colors. Make a bracelet or cuff with your own superhero colors! Open to all children and teens ages 5 and up.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Learn Scratch in a Jiff Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations. Come to the Indian Orchard branch MONDAYS, July 6, 13, 20, 27 to join the Scratch community. We will have laptops available for you start your animations, but feel free to bring your own. Reservations required. For tweens and teens ages 11 and up. Limited to 7 participants. Please call 413-263-6846 to save your spot.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama Storytime 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 your pajamas and join us for stories, songs, and a snack!  Fun for the whole family.  Stuffed animal friends welcome!  Ages 3-10.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday July 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_balloons Drop-In Craft: Escape! (in a Hot Air Balloon!) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Who needs to escape: the Hero or the Villain?  Make a hot air balloon and decide for yourself!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_e_reader.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Hi!Tech: Movies, Music, eBooks, and More for Your Cellphone or Tablet Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The library has thousands of downloadable songs, movies, and ebooks available to you. Let staff help you navigate the choices to load free songs, movies, or ebooks onto your device. Be sure to bring your current library card, and to have an active email account with password. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Karen.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 9 spaces available.
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elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Pivot - The Next Step in Animation Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   MAust-Anastasi@SpringfieldLibrary.org
   

If you are ready to take your animations to the next level come to the Indian Orchard branch on Tuesdays in July. We will be experimenting with PIVOT, the next level in animation programs. For intermediate animators. We will have laptops available for you start your animations, but you are welcome to bring your own. Reservations required. For tweens and teens ages 11 and up. Limited to 7 participants. Preregistration NECESSARY. Please come to the branch to fill out an Animation Entrance Exam. 

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
z_cust_mcteen 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Make Your Mark: Carve a Superhero Stamp Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every hero needs a symbol! Teens are invited to learn the art of stamp carving, and make a stamp of your favorite super hero logo…or design your own! You’ll be able to take the stamp you make home! Preregistration is required. Call 413-263-6840 for more information.

    Location: East Springfield
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Superhero LEGO Creations Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Dive into our collection of LEGO bricks to create a superhero for display at the library. What will they look like? What are their powers? For ages 5-12.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
office_meeting1 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Job Seeker Support Workshops Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Springfield City Library and Opportunity Services will offer a 10 week series of workshops designed to support those returning or reentering the workforce. Sustainable employment happens when individuals are empowered to manage their emotions and are able to choose the right attitude needed for any situation. These workshops will offer a supportive and structured environment for participants to explore the emotional intelligence needed to gain and sustain employment!

Participants will learn how to manage anger/anxiety issues, job performance, build confidence, and learn to create flexible, healthy relationships with employers and coworkers.

Participants should be able to commit to attending all 10 workshops. Please preregister for these free workshops by calling Sixteen Acres at 413-263-6858 or by filling out the form provided online.

Job Seeker Support Workshops    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday July 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_balloons Drop-In Craft: Escape! (in a Hot Air Balloon!) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Who needs to escape: the Hero or the Villain?  Make a hot air balloon and decide for yourself!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime at Mason Square Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Upcycled Comics Cuffs Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come in and enjoy making a comic book super hero plastic bangle bracelet.  Wear it and unmask your inner super powers.  All that’s required for this activity is plastic bottles, pictures of your choice, glue or clear nail polish and scissors. This is a fun and easy no cost craft boys and girls will enjoy making and wearing home. Come on show off those super powers.  This program is designed for Teens and Tweens.   

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM HeroCon 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 to celebrate your favorite superheroes at HeroCon. Dress up like your favorite super hero, comic book character or fictional character. Show off your super-human intelligence, play superhero trivia and other fun games. No registration. For ages 5 – 12.

    Location: Mason Square
 
lib_book3 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM East Forest Park Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Grodofsky   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss The Orphans of Race Point by Patry Francis.
  
The East Forest Park Book Discussion Group meets every month from 5:30 - 7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month. We select a new book to discuss every month. Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
trans_car 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Superhero Box Car Parade Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Be a part of this fun family summer event. Bring in and enter your own homemade Superhero Box Car and be part of the parade on Wednesday, July 29. Refreshments to follow parade.

    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday July 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_balloons Drop-In Craft: Escape! (in a Hot Air Balloon!) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Who needs to escape: the Hero or the Villain?  Make a hot air balloon and decide for yourself!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
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elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Hi!Tech: Introduction to Excel Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Excel can help manage household and small business budgets and with creating address books, membership lists, and much more. This class covers the basics of spreadsheets, formulas, and data entry. Basic computer knowledge is assumed. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are assumed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Anna.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM The Artist's Way at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron in a twelve-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 in alternation by Phyllis St. George, Springfield editor, poet, and writing coach; Ellen Rivers, local actor/director; and Alice Kelly, a seasoned spiritual coach and exponent of The Artist’s Way.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Springfield Parent Academy City Wide Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Melissa Burrage   413-787-6941   burragem@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Blender - The Ultimate in Animation Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Blender is a free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation. If you are ready to take your animations to the next level try Blender. We will have laptops available, but you are free to bring your own. Reservations REQUIRED . For tweens and teens ages 11 and up. Limited to 7 participants.  Please drop by the branch to complete an Animation Entrance Exam. 

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make a Superhero Bracelet or Cuffs Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every hero has his or her own colors. Make a bracelet or cuff with your own super hero colors! Open to all children and teens ages 5 and up. Supplies are limited, so come early! For more information please call the branch.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Superhero Training Camp at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Show off your superhero skills! Pass tests of superior strength and dazzling intelligence! When your training is complete, create your superhero I.D. card to make your super status official. Call the branch to register. For ages 5 – 12.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 30 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   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Mason Square
 
ent_filmproj 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Heroes on Screen: The Dark Knight Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Mason Square Branch for a three-part superhero film series.

The series kicks off with Christopher Nolan's Gotham City epic, The Dark Knight, featuring Batman's battle against the Joker. Rated PG-13.

Pizza and popcorn served for free.

Check out the preview here.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Springfield Food Policy Council Film Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Johnetta Baymon   413-263-6500, x6539   johnettab@springfieldpartnersinc.com
   

Sponsored by Springfield Food Policy Council.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
office_pencil 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM How to Write a Book Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Two-Part Writing Workshop

Join us for two writing workshops led by Haven Williams, MSEd & author of Perforated Fiber, and designed for people interested in writing a book from start to finish. Both workshops will feature practical writing exercises to get the creativity flowing.

The first workshop (Part 1 on July 23) will focus on developing ideas, outlining your work, and organizing a story.

Part 2 (July 30) will focus on developing characters, setting, and story scenes.

Writers of all levels of experiences encouraged to attend!

Program will meet in the Children's Workroom. Registration is required. Sign up online or call the branch.

 

    Location: Mason Square
        There are 6 spaces available.
Friday July 31, 2015 Go To Top
misc_balloons Drop-In Craft: Escape! (in a Hot Air Balloon!) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Who needs to escape: the Hero or the Villain?  Make a hot air balloon and decide for yourself!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday August 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_balloons Drop-In Craft: Escape! (in a Hot Air Balloon!) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Who needs to escape: the Hero or the Villain?  Make a hot air balloon and decide for yourself!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:30 PM APA-E-Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: James H. Lightfoot, III   413-426-1043   jhlightfoot3@gmail.com
   

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Board planning meeting. Principal speakers: James Lightfoot/Jeffrey Johnson. Not library sponsored.

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday August 3, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_witch_hat.GIF A Hero or a Villain? Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Someone helped Little Red Riding Hood get out of the wolf’s belly.  Who was it?  Was that person a hero or a villain?  Come identify these well-known storybook characters and decide for yourself!  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
Monday August 3, 2015 -  Saturday August 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag Local Heroes: Saluting our Veteran and Active Duty Military Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make a card to show your appreciation to veteran and active duty military. Drop in during open hours and create a handmade thank you card. All ages.

    Location: East Springfield
Monday August 3, 2015 -  Saturday August 29, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 Use Your Super Powers! Guess this Book Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Using your innate super powers, guess either the title or author of the shredded book-in-a-jar to win a small prize. Drawing will be held August 31st. Open to teens ages 12 and up.

 

    Location: Forest Park
 
lib_book3 Use Your Super Powers! Guess this Book Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Using your innate super powers, guess either the title or author of the shredded book-in-a-jar to win a small prize. Drawing will be held August 31st. Open to teens ages 12 and up.

 

 

    Location: Indian Orchard
Monday August 3, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Ready, Sit, Read! at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We encourage 3-5 year olds (siblings too!) with a parent/caregiver to come in and enjoy seasonal rhymes, songs, finger plays, book-based activities, and - as always - the best in children's books! A staff member from the Home-City-Families organization will provide a craft and share parenting tips. Drop in - no registration necessary. For more information call the branch.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_new_white 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM 3D Printer Demo Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Anastasi   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Get to know the Cube 3D printer, the library’s latest piece of technology. The Cube prints three-dimensional objects using compostable plastic. Drop in and watch as the printer creates a 3D object and enjoy a “making” craft with traditional materials, too. Please call the branch for more information. 

    Location: Indian Orchard
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rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Superhero LEGO Creations Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Dive into our collection of LEGO bricks to create a superhero for display at the library. What will they look like? What are their powers? For ages 5-12.

August 3,10,17, 24, 2-3 pm at Indian Orchard Branch Library

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama Storytime 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 your pajamas and join us for stories, songs, and a snack!  Fun for the whole family.  Stuffed animal friends welcome!  Ages 3-10.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday August 4, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_witch_hat.GIF A Hero or a Villain? Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Someone helped Little Red Riding Hood get out of the wolf’s belly.  Who was it?  Was that person a hero or a villain?  Come identify these well-known storybook characters and decide for yourself!  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
 
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Hi!Tech: Getting Started with Computers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
ent_masks_color 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Super Style: Make a mask for you and your plush animal friend Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

What is your superhero style? Bring your favorite plush animal or doll and make a mask for yourself and your pal.

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

Unmask your inner hero (or villain) as you create a mask using our materials. Grab some costume elements and props from our collection (or bring your own); pose for a photo or two to post in the library or share on social media if you like! Suggested for ages 12-19.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
z_cust_mcteen 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Make Your Mark: Carve a Superhero Stamp Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every hero needs a symbol! Teens are invited to learn the art of stamp carving, and make a stamp of your favorite super hero logo…or design your own! You’ll be able to take the stamp you make home! Preregistration is required. Call 413-263-6840 for more information.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
office_meeting1 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Job Seeker Support Workshops Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Springfield City Library and Opportunity Services will offer a 10 week series of workshops designed to support those returning or reentering the workforce. Sustainable employment happens when individuals are empowered to manage their emotions and are able to choose the right attitude needed for any situation. These workshops will offer a supportive and structured environment for participants to explore the emotional intelligence needed to gain and sustain employment!

Participants will learn how to manage anger/anxiety issues, job performance, build confidence, and learn to create flexible, healthy relationships with employers and coworkers. Participants should be able to commit to attending all 10 workshops.

Please preregister for these free workshops by calling Sixteen Acres at 413-263-6858 or by filling out the form provided online.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday August 5, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_witch_hat.GIF A Hero or a Villain? Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Someone helped Little Red Riding Hood get out of the wolf’s belly.  Who was it?  Was that person a hero or a villain?  Come identify these well-known storybook characters and decide for yourself!  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
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lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime at Mason Square Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

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

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

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

 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
elect_e_reader.GIF 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Hi!Tech: Movies, Music, eBooks, and More for Your Cellphone or Tablet Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reggie Wilson   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The library has thousands of downloadable songs, movies, and ebooks available to you. Let staff help you navigate the choices to load free songs, movies, or ebooks onto your device. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Reggie.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
misc_new_white 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Designing in 3D with Tinkercad Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Anastasi   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Learn how to build and print your own 3D creations in this interactive workshop! Tinkercad is an easy-to-use, browser-based CAD (Computer-aided design) program that lets you turn ideas into a 3D printable file. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to print their creations at the conclusion of the program. To register call the branch at (413) 263-6846. This program is for teens and tweens, age 11-18. 

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make Your own Avatar with Wikki Stix! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make Your Own Avatar using Wikki Stix! What are Wikki Stix? Wikki Stix are made of hand-knitting yarn enhanced with a non-toxic wax, the kind used in bubble gum and lipstick. Sticky yarn! This event is for tweens and teens ages 11 and up. Preregistration is not required however supplies will be limited. First come, first served! For more information please call the branch.

    Location: Mason Square
 
trans_car 4:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Superhero Box Car Parade at East Springfiedl Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Stop into the library between 4 and 5 p.m. and convert a cardboard box into a Superhero Box Car.  At 6 p.m. we'll take them out for a spin during our Superhero Box Car Parade!

    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_tshirt 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Paint a Super Hero T-shirt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Ever feel envious that super heroes get all the good costumes? With fabric paint, create a T-shirt that expresses your own super abilities. A limited number of T-shirts will be provided, so please try to bring your own. For ages 10-19. Preregister online or call the branch.

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 12 spaces available.
Thursday August 6, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_witch_hat.GIF A Hero or a Villain? Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Someone helped Little Red Riding Hood get out of the wolf’s belly.  Who was it?  Was that person a hero or a villain?  Come identify these well-known storybook characters and decide for yourself!  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luis Manzi   413-747-0090, x201   lmanzi@newnorthcc.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Hi!Tech: Continuing with Computers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_new_white 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM 3D Printer Demo Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Anastasi   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Get to know the Cube 3D printer, the library’s latest piece of technology. The Cube prints three-dimensional objects using compostable plastic. Drop in and watch as the printer creates a 3D object and enjoy a “making” craft with traditional materials, too. 

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM The Artist's Way at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron in a twelve-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 in alternation by Phyllis St. George, Springfield editor, poet, and writing coach; Ellen Rivers, local actor/director; and Alice Kelly, a seasoned spiritual coach and exponent of The Artist’s Way.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 20 spaces available.
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misc_candle_1.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Comics Candle Holders for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for this day of crafting your own heroic signal! Teens will take old comics and modge-podge and make them into a beautiful work of art and light! Preregistration is recommended. Sign up online or call the branch.

    Location: East Springfield
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_balloons 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Balloons Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Who is your favorite crime-fighting Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle? Create your own by decorating a balloon to take home. No registration. For ages 5-12.

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

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

    Location: Mason Square
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Super Team: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: C. Kelley   413-263-6828   
   

Hold for series of three hero-themed movies for kids:

There are a lot of lone wolves in the world of super-heroes, but every once in a while a hero movie comes along that reminds us of the awesome value of teamwork.

Join us at the Mason Square Branch for a three-part movie series featuring three different groups of heroes as they battle against evil.

Part 3 of the series features The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2007). When the world is threatened by an ancient evil, the four adolescent turtles must reunite and overcome their faults in order to stand against it. Rated PG.

Popcorn Served for free.

Watch a preview here.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday August 7, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_witch_hat.GIF A Hero or a Villain? Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Someone helped Little Red Riding Hood get out of the wolf’s belly.  Who was it?  Was that person a hero or a villain?  Come identify these well-known storybook characters and decide for yourself!  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday August 8, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_witch_hat.GIF A Hero or a Villain? Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Someone helped Little Red Riding Hood get out of the wolf’s belly.  Who was it?  Was that person a hero or a villain?  Come identify these well-known storybook characters and decide for yourself!  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
 
lib_book3 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Horror Fiction Book Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Are you a teen or tween who likes to read horror fiction? Once a month join other horror fans to discuss your favorite books. The book for August is The Hunted by Charlie Higson. You may sign up ahead of time by calling the branch, or just drop in. Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk.

Description of The Hunted: The sickness struck everyone sixteen and older. First it twisted their minds; next it ravaged their bodies. Now the sickos roam the streets, crazed and hungry for young flesh. Ella's friends had told her that the country would be safer than the city. They were dead wrong.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_legoguy 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Superhero LEGO Creations Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Dive into our collection of LEGO bricks to create a superhero for display at the library. What will they look like? What are their powers? For ages 5-12.

Every Saturday in August.

    Location: Mason Square
 
rec_scissors&glue 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Make a Superhero Peep Diorama Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you have a superhero Peep? Put it into its own diorama. Flying over the city! Saving the Peep in distress! Your imagination is the limit. Open to childen ages 11 and older. Supplies are limited so come early. Dioramas will be displayed in the library until the first week of school. For more information please call the branch.

 

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday August 10, 2015 Go To Top
ent_sock_puppet.GIF Drop-In Craft: Villains! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

What does a villain look like to you?  Come make a puppet and show the world!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
Monday August 10, 2015 -  Saturday August 22, 2015 Go To Top
elect_camera Superhero Photo Shoot at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop by the library wearing your superhero gear to have your picture taken against a special backdrop. If you don’t have any superhero costume pieces or a camera, we’ll provide some. All ages.  Drop in activity through August 22.

    Location: East Forest Park
Monday August 10, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Ready, Sit, Read! at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We encourage 3-5 year olds (siblings too!) with a parent/caregiver to come in and enjoy seasonal rhymes, songs, finger plays, book-based activities, and - as always - the best in children's books! A staff member from the Home-City-Families organization will provide a craft and share parenting tips. Drop in - no registration necessary. For more information call the branch.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Superhero LEGO Creations Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Dive into our collection of LEGO bricks to create a superhero for display at the library. What will they look like? What are their powers? For ages 5-12.

August 3,10,17, 24, 2-3 pm at Indian Orchard Branch Library

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Youth Cultural Education Organization Committee Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Julia Ortiz   413-262-7729   blackcollegetourYCEO@yahoo.com
   

Youth Cultural Education Organization - Martin L. King, Jr. Family Services.  Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_computer3 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Hi!Tech: Introduction to Ancestry.com Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Donna Goldthwaite   413-263-6828, x437   dgoldthwaite@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Want to learn more about your family history? See how Ancestry.com can help you find information about relatives, trace birth, death, and marriage records, and more in this hands-on workshop. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech attendance raffle drawing. Led by Donna.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama Storytime 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 your pajamas and join us for stories, songs, and a snack!  Fun for the whole family.  Stuffed animal friends welcome!  Ages 3-10.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday August 11, 2015 Go To Top
ent_sock_puppet.GIF Drop-In Craft: Villains! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

What does a villain look like to you?  Come make a puppet and show the world!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
 
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Hi!Tech: Introduction to the Web Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Noon Hour Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris Kasputis   413-263-6828 ext 442   ckasputis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

This month's selection is The Widower's Tale by Julia Glass.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
food_salad 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Tasty Tuesdays at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Learn how to make a tasty snack. For tweens and teens. While supplies last.

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
office_meeting1 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Job Seeker Support Workshops Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Springfield City Library and Opportunity Services will offer a 10 week series of workshops designed to support those returning or reentering the workforce. Sustainable employment happens when individuals are empowered to manage their emotions and are able to choose the right attitude needed for any situation. These workshops will offer a supportive and structured environment for participants to explore the emotional intelligence needed to gain and sustain employment!

Participants will learn how to manage anger/anxiety issues, job performance, build confidence, and learn to create flexible, healthy relationships with employers and coworkers. Participants should be able to commit to attending all 10 workshops.

Please preregister for these free workshops by calling Sixteen Acres at 413-263-6858 or by filling out the form provided online.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday August 12, 2015 Go To Top
ent_sock_puppet.GIF Drop-In Craft: Villains! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

What does a villain look like to you?  Come make a puppet and show the world!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
Wednesday August 12, 2015 -  Saturday August 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_new_white 3D Printer Exploration - and More! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Grodofsky/Lisa Lipshires   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the branch to learn about the Springfield City Library's new 3D printer. Get pointers on how to make simple objects using our materials, and discover how you can become a "maker" by designing your own projects. Check the calendar or call the branch library for more programs for future engineers and designers this week.

    Location: East Forest Park
Wednesday August 12, 2015 Go To Top
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 2:00 AM  -  5:00 AM HeroCon at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at your local Springfield City Library to celebrate your favorite superheroes at HeroCon. Everyone is encouraged to dress up like their favorite superhero, comic book character, or fictional character, with cool prizes for the best costume! Show off your super-human intelligence by playing superhero trivia and other cool games, and so much more! Ages 5-12. For more information, contact the branch at 263-6846.

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make a Superhero Bracelet or Cuffs Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every hero has his or her own colors. Make a bracelet or cuff with your own superhero colors! Open to all children and teens ages 5 and up. Supplies are limited, so come early! For more information please call the branch.

    Location: Mason Square
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Super Team: The Incredibles Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Join us in the Community Room for a screening of The Incredibles.

Watch as a family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world  Rated PG.

Popcorn will be served!

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
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misc_new_white 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM 3D Printer Demo Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lipshires   (413) 263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Get to know the Cube 3D printer, the library’s latest piece of technology. The Cube prints three-dimensional objects using compostable plastic. Drop in and watch as the printer creates a 3D object and enjoy a “making” craft with traditional materials, too. 

    Location: East Forest Park
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Superhero Thirst Quencher Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

Make and enjoy a refreshing super tasty drink. Possible ingredients include Kool-Aid, punch, soda, fruit, lemonade, Capri Sun, and apple juice. Popcorn will also be served. Come feel the power! Costumes optional.  All ages.

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday August 13, 2015 Go To Top
ent_sock_puppet.GIF Drop-In Craft: Villains! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

What does a villain look like to you?  Come make a puppet and show the world!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM The Artist's Way at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron in a twelve-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 in alternation by Phyllis St. George, Springfield editor, poet, and writing coach; Ellen Rivers, local actor/director; and Alice Kelly, a seasoned spiritual coach and exponent of The Artist’s Way.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Comics Hullabaloo at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us to make your own comics and pick up a free comic book! Supplies are limited; call the Children's Room to register. For ages 5-12.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_kite 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Super Mad Lab: Kites Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Build and decorate your own heroic kite.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 15 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   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Mason Square
 
ent_filmproj 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Heroes on Screen: The Amazing Spider-Man Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for the second installment of the Heroes on Screen series, featuring The Amazing Spiderman.

After Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider, he gains newfound, spider-like powers and ventures out to solve the mystery of his parent's mysterious deaths. Rated PG-13.

Pizza and popcorn served for free.

Watch the preview here.

    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
Friday August 14, 2015 Go To Top
ent_sock_puppet.GIF Drop-In Craft: Villains! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

What does a villain look like to you?  Come make a puppet and show the world!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday August 15, 2015 Go To Top
ent_sock_puppet.GIF Drop-In Craft: Villains! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

What does a villain look like to you?  Come make a puppet and show the world!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  3:00 PM PCA Workshop: Adult First Aid/CPR/AED Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linnea Rego   617-284-1216   linnea.rego@1199funds.org
   

1199SEIU TUF Homecare Training Benefit. Principal speaker: Red Cross. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Superhero LEGO Creations Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Dive into our collection of LEGO bricks to create a superhero for display at the library. What will they look like? What are their powers? For ages 5-12.

Every Saturday in August.

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday August 17, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Heroes have to make good choices every day.  Kids, as heroes-in-training, make good choices too!  Do you do something special before answering your teacher’s question in school?  Come discover the heroic choices you make every day.  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Ready, Sit, Read! at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We encourage 3-5 year olds (siblings too!) with a parent/caregiver to come in and enjoy seasonal rhymes, songs, finger plays, book-based activities, and - as always - the best in children's books! A staff member from the Home-City-Families organization will provide a craft and share parenting tips. Drop in - no registration necessary. For more information call the branch.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Superhero LEGO Creations Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Dive into our collection of LEGO bricks to create a superhero for display at the library. What will they look like? What are their powers? For ages 5-12.

August 3,10,17, 24, 2-3 pm at Indian Orchard Branch Library

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama Storytime 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 your pajamas and join us for stories, songs, and a snack!  Fun for the whole family.  Stuffed animal friends welcome!  Ages 3-10.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday August 18, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Heroes have to make good choices every day.  Kids, as heroes-in-training, make good choices too!  Do you do something special before answering your teacher’s question in school?  Come discover the heroic choices you make every day.  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
 
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Hi!Tech: Intermediate Word Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This hands-on workshop quickly reviews basic word processing skills, and continues with more complex aspects of word processing such as adding page numbers, changing spacing, working with images, tables, and more. Experience with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Matthew.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 14 spaces available.
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lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
food_salad 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Tasty Tuesdays at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood    413-263-6805   
   

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
elect_camera 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Unmasked: Maskmaking and Photo Shoot for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Unmask your inner hero (or villain) as you create a mask using our materials. Grab some costume elements and props from our collection (or bring your own); pose for a photo or two to post in the library or share on social media if you like! Suggested for ages 12-19.

Sign up online or call the branch.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
office_meeting1 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Job Seeker Support Workshops Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Springfield City Library and Opportunity Services will offer a 10 week series of workshops designed to support those returning or reentering the workforce. Sustainable employment happens when individuals are empowered to manage their emotions and are able to choose the right attitude needed for any situation. These workshops will offer a supportive and structured environment for participants to explore the emotional intelligence needed to gain and sustain employment!

Participants will learn how to manage anger/anxiety issues, job performance, build confidence, and learn to create flexible, healthy relationships with employers and coworkers. Participants should be able to commit to attending all 10 workshops.

Please preregister for these free workshops by calling Sixteen Acres at 413-263-6858 or by filling out the form provided online.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday August 19, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Heroes have to make good choices every day.  Kids, as heroes-in-training, make good choices too!  Do you do something special before answering your teacher’s question in school?  Come discover the heroic choices you make every day.  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime at Mason Square Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_rocks3 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Superhero Rocks Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make your own superhero out of rocks. No registration. All supplies provided. For ages 5-12 and their families.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Superhero Capes at East Springfield Branch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

Make and decorate your own superhero cape!

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday August 20, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Heroes have to make good choices every day.  Kids, as heroes-in-training, make good choices too!  Do you do something special before answering your teacher’s question in school?  Come discover the heroic choices you make every day.  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Advisory Council Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz Szarkowski   413-858-3119   
   

Square One Healthy Families meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
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office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM The Artist's Way at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron in a twelve-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 in alternation by Phyllis St. George, Springfield editor, poet, and writing coach; Ellen Rivers, local actor/director; and Alice Kelly, a seasoned spiritual coach and exponent of The Artist’s Way.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Superhero Thirst Quencher Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make and enjoy a refreshing super tasty drink. Possible ingredients include Kool-Aid, punch, soda, fruit, lemonade, Capri Sun, and apple juice. Popcorn will also be served. Come feel the power! Costumes optional.  All ages.

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

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

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM PJ Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Families are invited to celebrate long summer evenings and share great stories, fun and a bedtime snack.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
Friday August 21, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Heroes have to make good choices every day.  Kids, as heroes-in-training, make good choices too!  Do you do something special before answering your teacher’s question in school?  Come discover the heroic choices you make every day.  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday August 22, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Heroes have to make good choices every day.  Kids, as heroes-in-training, make good choices too!  Do you do something special before answering your teacher’s question in school?  Come discover the heroic choices you make every day.  During all open hours.  Ages 5-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
 
rec_legoguy 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Superhero LEGO Creations Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Dive into our collection of LEGO bricks to create a superhero for display at the library. What will they look like? What are their powers? For ages 5-12.

Every Saturday in August.

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday August 24, 2015 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue Drop-In Craft: Snails Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Slow and Steady Makes a Hero!  Even heroes-in-training must return to school and learn new things, though it seems to take a long time to grow up and save the world.  Celebrate slow and make a farewell-to-summer snail!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Early Literacy Coalition meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Superhero LEGO Creations Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Dive into our collection of LEGO bricks to create a superhero for display at the library. What will they look like? What are their powers? For ages 5-12.

August 3,10,17, 24, 2-3 pm at Indian Orchard Branch Library

    Location: Indian Orchard
Tuesday August 25, 2015 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue Drop-In Craft: Snails Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Slow and Steady Makes a Hero!  Even heroes-in-training must return to school and learn new things, though it seems to take a long time to grow up and save the world.  Celebrate slow and make a farewell-to-summer snail!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
 
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Hi!Tech: Introduction to Social Media Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Enjoy an introduction to the leading social media websites including Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Anna.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_tshirt 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Paint a Super Hero T-shirt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Ever feel envious that super heroes get all the good costumes? With fabric paint, create a T-shirt that expresses your own super abilities. A limited number of T-shirts will be provided, so please try to bring your own. For ages 10-19. Preregister online or call the branch.

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
office_meeting1 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Job Seeker Support Workshops Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Springfield City Library and Opportunity Services will offer a 10 week series of workshops designed to support those returning or reentering the workforce. Sustainable employment happens when individuals are empowered to manage their emotions and are able to choose the right attitude needed for any situation. These workshops will offer a supportive and structured environment for participants to explore the emotional intelligence needed to gain and sustain employment!

Participants will learn how to manage anger/anxiety issues, job performance, build confidence, and learn to create flexible, healthy relationships with employers and coworkers. Participants should be able to commit to attending all 10 workshops.

Please preregister for these free workshops by calling Sixteen Acres at 413-263-6858 or by filling out the form provided online.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday August 26, 2015 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue Drop-In Craft: Snails Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Slow and Steady Makes a Hero!  Even heroes-in-training must return to school and learn new things, though it seems to take a long time to grow up and save the world.  Celebrate slow and make a farewell-to-summer snail!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
 
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Springfield Food Policy Council Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Johnetta Baymon   413-263-6500, x6539   johnettab@springfieldpartnersinc.com
   

Springfield Food Policy Copuncil monthly steering committee meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_book3 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM East Forest Park Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Grodofsky   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters.
  
The East Forest Park Book Discussion Group meets every month from 5:30  - 7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month. We select a new book to discuss every month. Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
food_pizza 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Word Girl Spelling Bee & Pizza Party Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a Word Girl-themed spelling bee with words chosen from popular children’s books, and a back-to-school pizza party. For ages 5-12.

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday August 27, 2015 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue Drop-In Craft: Snails Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Slow and Steady Makes a Hero!  Even heroes-in-training must return to school and learn new things, though it seems to take a long time to grow up and save the world.  Celebrate slow and make a farewell-to-summer snail!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
 
office_meeting1 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Circle in the Square at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

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

Come share your memories and hopes for the future.

Coffee and doughnuts served.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Superhero LEGO Creations Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Dive into our collection of LEGO bricks to create a superhero for display at the library. What will they look like? What are their powers? For ages 5-12.

    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   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Mason Square
Friday August 28, 2015 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue Drop-In Craft: Snails Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Slow and Steady Makes a Hero!  Even heroes-in-training must return to school and learn new things, though it seems to take a long time to grow up and save the world.  Celebrate slow and make a farewell-to-summer snail!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
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Saturday August 29, 2015 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue Drop-In Craft: Snails Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   263-6828 ext 201   
   

Slow and Steady Makes a Hero!  Even heroes-in-training must return to school and learn new things, though it seems to take a long time to grow up and save the world.  Celebrate slow and make a farewell-to-summer snail!  During all open hours.  Ages 3-12.

    Location: All Library Locations
 
rec_legoguy 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Superhero LEGO Creations Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Dive into our collection of LEGO bricks to create a superhero for display at the library. What will they look like? What are their powers? For ages 5-12.

Every Saturday in August.

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday August 31, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Computer Clinic: Focus on Online Shopping Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Grodofsky   413 263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This open session starts with a 20-minute lesson on safe online shopping, and then proceeds to free exploration or guided instruction as needed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. led by Linda

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 4 spaces available.
Tuesday September 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
office_meeting1 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Job Seeker Support Workshops Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Springfield City Library and Opportunity Services will offer a 10 week series of workshops designed to support those returning or reentering the workforce. Sustainable employment happens when individuals are empowered to manage their emotions and are able to choose the right attitude needed for any situation. These workshops will offer a supportive and structured environment for participants to explore the emotional intelligence needed to gain and sustain employment!

Participants will learn how to manage anger/anxiety issues, job performance, build confidence, and learn to create flexible, healthy relationships with employers and coworkers. Participants should be able to commit to attending all 10 workshops.

Please preregister for these free workshops by calling Sixteen Acres at 413-263-6858 or by filling out the form provided online.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday September 2, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime at Mason Square Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

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

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

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

 

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

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

Library Commissioners    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Thursday September 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luis Manzi   413-747-0090, x201   lmanzi@newnorthcc.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
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ent_filmproj 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Heroes on Screen: Man of Steel Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Mason Square Branch for the last installment of the Heros on Screen Series, featuring Man of Steel.

Clark Kent, one of the last of an extinguished race disguised as an unremarkable human, is forced to reveal his identity when Earth is invaded by an army of survivors who threaten to bring the planet to the brink of destruction. Rated PG-13.

Pizza and popcorn served for free.

Watch the preview here.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday September 4, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday September 5, 2015 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday September 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag Labor Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

 

    Location: All Library Locations
Tuesday September 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Noon Hour Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris Kasputis   413-263-6828 ext 442   ckasputis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

This month's selection is Mandela: My Prisoner, My Friend by Christo Brand.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM SRC Public Quarterly Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elaine McHugh   617-204-3665   elaine.mchugh@mrc.state.ma.us
   

State Rehabilitation Council quarterly business meeting. Principal Speaker: Alan Greene, SRC Chair. Not a library sponsored event.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday September 9, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Thursday September 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM 'Community Check-Up' - Mason Square Health Task Force Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beatrice Dewberry   413-206-5513   bdewberry@springfieldy.org
   

Mason Square Helath Task Force quarterly meeting:  community organizations present the health happenings in Mason Square. 

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

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

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday September 12, 2015 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday September 13, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_libgraphic 12:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Central Library Open on Sundays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Central Library will re-open on Sundays beginning the first week after Labor Day through Memorial Day in May.

    Location: Central Library
Tuesday September 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Wednesday September 16, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime at Mason Square Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
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misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Read Aloud Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maria DeAngelis   413-787-7016   deangelism@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Springfield School Volunteers training. Not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Read Aloud Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maria DeAngelis   413-787-7016   deangelism@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Springfield School Volunteers training. Not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Thursday September 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM SSV Mentor Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maria DeAngelis   413-787-7016   deangelism@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Springfield School Volunteers mentor training. Principal speakers: Judy Kelly and Maria DeAngelis.

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday September 18, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Mentor Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maria DeAngelis   413-787-7016   deangelism@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Springfield School Volunteers Mentor Training. Not library sponsored.

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday September 19, 2015 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Writing Workshop Series: Finding Your Voice Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is the first of four fun writing workshops perfect for the novice or more experienced writer. In Finding Your Voice, you'll write free-form from visual prompts to find and enliven your unique voice as a writer. Led by Phyllis St. George. This series is partially funded by the Springfield Cultural Council.

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

SPECIAL THIS WEEK!  Make, Take, and Play--join us for an extra-special activity after storytime.  This month we are making Hanging Structures.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday September 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Improved Health and Behavior for Children Through Diet Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Romaniec   508-615-2521   mary.romaniec@taca.org
   

Sponsored by Talk About Curing Autusm (TACA). Principal speaker: Jennifer Giustra-Kozek, psythotherapist, author. 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday September 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
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elect_video_camera2 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game ON! Video Gaming for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday September 23, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Thursday September 24, 2015 Go To Top
office_meeting1 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Circle in the Square at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

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

Come share your memories and hopes for the future.

Coffee and doughnuts served.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Mentor Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maria DeAngelis   413-787-7016   deangelism@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Springfield School Volunteers Mentor Training. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday September 25, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday September 26, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Fiction Book Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Are you a teen or tween who likes to read fiction? Join other reading fans once a month to discuss your favorite books. The book for September is The Ruby Key by Holly Lisle. You can sign up ahead of time by calling the branch or just drop in. Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk.

Description of The Ruby Key: In a world where an uneasy peace binds Humans and Nightlings, fourteen-year-old Genna and her twelve-year-old brother Dan learn of their uncle's plot to gain immortality in exchange for human lives. The two strike their own bargain with the Nightling lord, which sets them on a dangerous journey in search of a key.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Pastel Painting: Scarlet Poppies and Realism Made Easy Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

With Georgia O’Keeffe’s scarlet poppies as a guide, participants in this expressive and fun workshop will easily learn painting techniques used to recreate the style. All materials are being supplied by artist and teacher Greg Maichack.

Arts & Crafts    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are 16 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Writing Workshop Series: Super Sentences Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Strengthen your grasp on basic sentence structure, form, and grammar. Review standard syntax, and enjoy building a better writing style and vocabulary. Led by Phyllis St. George. This series is partially funded by the Springfield Cultural Council.

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
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lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday September 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_book3 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM East Forest Park Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Grodofsky   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert.
  
The East Forest Park Book Discussion Group meets every month from 5:30 - 7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month. We select a new book to discuss every month. Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday October 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luis Manzi   413-747-0090, x201   lmanzi@newnorthcc.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Friday October 2, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday October 3, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Writing Workshop Series: Editing Your Own Writing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

In this interactive and dynamic workshop, participants will review the writing of one another and offer helpful and sensitive feedback aimed at increasing awareness of  effective grammar, vocabulary, and style. Led by Phyllis St. George. This series is partially funded by the Springfield Cultural Council.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday October 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
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Wednesday October 7, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime at Mason Square Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

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

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

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

 

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

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

Library Commissioners    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Thursday October 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Community Police Team Sector A Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Brown   413-787-6359   kbrown@springfieldpolice.net
   

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Friday October 9, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday October 10, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Writing Workshop Series: Reading to Find Your Own Voice Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The best writers are also readers! Bring in a few pages of a favorite book, story or essay and, using the Amherst Writers Method as a model, write an imitation with your own characters. Feedback on the writing will focus on what is enjoyable and strong. Led by Phyllis St. George. This series is partially funded by the Springfield Cultural Council.

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday October 12, 2015 Go To Top
trans_mayflower Columbus Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

 

    Location: All Library Locations
Tuesday October 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Noon Hour Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris Kasputis   413-263-6828 ext 442   ckasputis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

This month's selection is The Secret Place by Tana French.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday October 14, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Thursday October 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Community Police Team Sector Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Brown   413-787-6359   kbrown@springfieldpolice.net
   

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday October 16, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday October 17, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday October 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Wednesday October 21, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime at Mason Square Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday October 23, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday October 24, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday October 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Early Literacy Coalition meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday October 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_video_camera2 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game ON! Video Gaming for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday October 28, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_book3 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM East Forest Park Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Grodofsky   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.
  
The East Forest Park Book Discussion Group meets every month from 5:30 - 7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month. We select a new book to discuss every month. Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Friday October 30, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday October 31, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Fiction Book Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Are you a teen or tween who likes to read fiction? Join other reading fans once a month to discuss your favorite books. The book for October is The Princess Bride by William Goldman. You can sign up ahead of time by calling the branch or just drop in. Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk.

Description of The Princess Bride: This classic fairy tale romance tells the tale of a drunken swordsman, a gentle giant, a man seeking revenge, and a princess in dire need of a rescue.

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

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

 

SPECIAL THIS WEEK!  Make, Take, and Play--join us for an extra-special activity after storytime.  This month we are making Tops.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday November 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

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