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

Join us for an art exhibit featuring the works of  Alvilda Sophia Anaya-Alegría in Art Central on the second floor of the Central Library in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

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

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

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

 

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

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

Hispanic Heritage Month    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday September 24, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Littlefest Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Performers and special art activities available in the Children’s Room and at the Museums! 

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Art Activity at the Library: Stand Up Self Portraits

11:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Performances at the Library – Mike Bent, Dream Big Magic Show  The Dream BIG! Magic Show is an inspirational, 45-minute program geared to elementary school age children that illustrates the importance and fun that a love of reading can bring to their lives. Using storytelling, magic, music and puppets, Mike tells the stories of some people and characters who dared to dream big and features the following books: The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss, The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick, Jim Henson: The Guy Who Played with Puppets by Kathleen Krull, Tony and the Pizza Champions by Tony Gemigani, Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, First Dog by J. Patrick Lewis and Houdini the Amazing Caterpillar by Janet Pedersen

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

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

Arts Workshops    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are 17 spaces available.
 
ent_microphone1 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Author Talk: Kate Anderson's Hospital Hill Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Author Talks    
    Location: East Springfield
        There are 18 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
Sunday September 25, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sickle Cell Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karina Dise   413-386-7563   afrikque@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

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

This is not a Library-sponsored event.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sgt. Devon Williams   413-654-7288   dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Affordable Housing Preservation Project Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Darga   (413) 539-7721   lisa5149@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Delta Sigma Theta Youth Programs Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pamela Westmoreland   413-222-3957   SACYouthPrograms@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Learn basic aspects of word processing in this hands-on workshop to help you create and edit standard text documents. Basic skill with a mouse and keyboarding are needed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Matthew.

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

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

 

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
lib_book3 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM East Forest Park Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

******POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 5th**********

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Documented: A Film by an Undocumented American Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Canosa Albano   413-263-6828 ext 291   
   

In 2011, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in the New York Times Magazine. 'Documented' chronicles his journey to America from the Philippines as a child; his journey through America as an immigration reform activist/provocateur; and his journey inward as he reconnects with his mother, whom he hasn't seen in 20 years. Watch the trailer here.

Join us to view and discuss this documentary as a follow-up to the Springfield Public Forum's special event on September 20, "The Future of Immigration," with guest speaker Gov. Bill Richardson.  More information about Public Forum speakers.

Presented in collaboration with the Springfield Public Forum.

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

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

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

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

Writing Workshops    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Thursday afternoon from 3:00-4:30 p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday October 1, 2016 -  Wednesday October 19, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_cornucopia Fall Harvest Basket Raffle...It's a Family Thing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Each day a patron of any age borrows one book they will receive a raffle ticket to be entered into this fabulous Fall Family Basket raffle…filled with many special surprises (books too) for the whole family.  The raffle ticket winner will be chosen at our Fall Harvest Festival on Wednesday, October 19. Patrons do not need to be present to win. Limit: one raffle ticket per day.
 

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday October 1, 2016 -  Monday October 24, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_pumpkin I Spy Mr. Pumpkin Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

I Spy with my little eye Olaf the Pumpkin. Come visit the East Forest Park Branch Library and search for one of the decorated pumpkins hidden on our shelves. Once found, you’ll receive a treat and a raffle ticket to win one of the cool pumpkins.

 

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday October 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  2:30 PM Delta Academy and Delta GEMS Kickoff (Registration) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pamela Westmoreland   413-222-3957   SACYouthPrograms@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
food_teapot.GIF 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Calling All Princes and Princesses Tea Party! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Calling all Princes and Princesses from across the Kingdom! Wear your very best finery. Decorate your crown. Learn how to set a table for a king or queen. Enjoy a fine feast with delectable snacks. Don't forget your manners! For children ages 5-9. Preregistration strongly encouraged; the Royal Cook doesn't want to run out of food. Stop by or call the branch to preregister.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday October 2, 2016 Go To Top
ent_note 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rotunda Rhythms: Words Meet Music Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary
   

A delightful meeting of music and poetry ranging from Maya Angelou to Shakespeare. In the style of a chamber jazz duo, Chris (vibraphone and percussion) and Colleen (cello and voice) combine poetry, exquisite music, and visual images for a rich and unique multimedia experience. Poetry and music lovers alike will love this program!

"....the audience was transfixed.  We all felt we experienced something very special and unique….What a remarkable fusion of literature and music. "

    Location: Central Library Rotunda
Monday October 3, 2016 -  Wednesday November 30, 2016 Go To Top
elect_camera Springfield My Home Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

For the months of October and November, Art Central and the Brightwood Gallery will display Springfield My Home, a photography exhibit portraiting what residents love about living in Springfield. The displays features full-color photographs of the people, places, and events of Springfield celebrating its diversity, beauty, and interest. Visit our webpage for more information. Funded by the Springfield Cultural Council and the Friends of the Library.

Springfield, My Home    
    Location: Brightwood
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elect_camera Springfield My Home Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

For the months of October and November, Art Central and the Brightwood Gallery will display Springfield My Home, a photography exhibit portraiting what residents love about living in Springfield. The displays features full-color photographs of the people, places, and events of Springfield celebrating its diversity, beauty, and interest. Visit our webpage for more information. Funded by the Springfield Cultural Council and the Friends of the Library.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Comics and Manga Drawing for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you enjoy drawing comics or manga style? Would like you like to get some tips and share your interest with other teens? This drop-in group meets in Teen Central in Rice Hall each Monday afternoon. It is led by library staff member Carlos Henriquez, who has been perfecting his Marvel- and DC-style characters since he was a teen himself.

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

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

Join us for some sweet treats and punch.

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Springfield Republican City Committee meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tiffany Harbridge   413-233-6722   Tharbridge@comcast.net
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday October 4, 2016 Go To Top
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 Matthew.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Springfield EIPP Parent group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marie Peirent   413-783-5500   mpeirent@thomchild.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

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

Join your fellow builders in conquering a LEGO building challenge! Best for 5 - 14 year olds. First Tuesday of the month.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM EZ Pass Transponder Distribution Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation will visit the Mason Square branch from 10 am to 2 pm on Wednesday, October 5 to distribute EZ pass transponders. In October, the state of Massachusetts will switch to all-electronic toll collection. Drivers who currently have no E-ZPass transponder are encouraged to obtain one. Applicants must bring vehicle registration, $20 (credit card or check only) to open an E-ZPass account and photo identification. The transponders are issued free and the $20 account will be used to pay Massachusetts Turnpike charges. Not library sponsored.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

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

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

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

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

Library Commissioners    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Teddy Bear Sleepover Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
holiday_witch.GIF 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Haunted New England Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

There’s nothing quite like a New England ghost story. From Peter Rugg’s ghostly carriage ride to the haunting of the Sterling Opera House, there is a wealth of spooky tales that are told all over the Northeast. Come hear the cases of some of New England’s most famous hauntings, and decide for yourself if you ought to sleep with the lights on. This program, good for teens, tweens, and adults, is led by Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe, Library Associate.

    Location: Indian Orchard
        There are 18 spaces available.
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Can: A Documentary about Living with Mental Illness Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored program.

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

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

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

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

Writing Workshops    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Thursday afternoon from 3:00-4:30 p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

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

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

    Location: Brightwood
 
holiday_pumpkin 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Mason Square Fall Festival Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Mason Square branch to celebrate the change of season at our Fall Festival! We present to you an exciting, all ages event for neighborhood residents that includes games, food, crafts and fun! Local balloon sculptor, Ed Popielarczyk, will be visiting with balloons for children ages 3 and up. There will be seasonal crafts and pumpkin-themed games. Complimentary pie and apple cider will be provided!

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: All Library Locations
Tuesday October 11, 2016 -  Saturday October 15, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_ghost Boo Craft at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Boooooo! Come create your own spooky ghost. Frightfully fun family craft. During all open hours.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Springfield EIPP Parent group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marie Peirent   413-783-5500   mpeirent@thomchild.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park 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: Lisa Lipshires   413-263-6828 ext 395   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hispanic Heritage Month    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
ent_microphone1 6:15 PM  -  7:45 PM Eleanor Roosevelt: Celebrating Her Life and Public Service Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Former town councilman Donald Blais, Palmer, Mass., will speak about the life and influences of Eleanor Roosevelt, the nation's longest serving First Lady, and a champion of woman's and human rights. Refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Writing, Reading & Author Talks    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
        There are 24 spaces available.
Wednesday October 12, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
misc_ballet_box.gif 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Slots, Pots, Veal, and School: Learn about the Ballot Questions Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Canosa Albano   413-263-6828 ext 291   
   

Learn about what “yes” and “no” votes mean on each ballot question. Hear from speakers on both sides of the issues, then ask them questions. Register to vote, check your registration status, and verify your polling place. The election is on Tuesday, November 8.

This event is sponsored by the Library's Civic & Community Engagement Team, the League of Women Voters/Springfield, and the Springfield Board of Elections.

Read about the ballot questions here.

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

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Craft Night at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: East Springfield
 
holiday_ghost 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Ghostology 201: The Darker Side Revealed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Get spooked with a discussion of demons, necromancy, exorcism and possession spanning the darker side of the paranormal. Caution: this segment is designed for an adult audience and is not suited for children. The presentation will include a hands-on experience with some of the tools used for paranormal investigation including EMF meters, temperature work, and spirit photography. Presented by Agawam Paranormal.

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 15 spaces available.
Thursday October 13, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Writing Workshops    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Thursday afternoon from 3:00-4:30 p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Mason Square
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ent_filmproj 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Latino Film Night at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Mason Square Branch Library to celebrate Latino cinema!

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

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

Hispanic Heritage Month    
    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
 
med_bag2 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Learning About Lead Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We all know that high levels of lead in the body can lead to harmful side effects, especially for children, but how much is too much and how do you prevent poisoning to begin with?

Join us at the library to learn more! The Mason Square Branch will host an information table to give patrons a chance to learn more about lead and its risks and to ask any questions that you might have about it.

Baystate Community Outreach Librarian, Margot Malachowski, will be on hand to discuss identifying the possible sources of lead in your household, lead's harmful effects, and ways to get rid of lead once it's found in your home.

    Location: Mason Square
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM WalkBike Springfield Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betsy Johnson   413-301-5387   betsy@bgjohnson.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
Friday October 14, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM YWCA's Empower Your Life Financial Round Robin Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stephannie Kirby    413.732.3121 ext 184   skirby@ywworks.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event. 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Saturday October 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Region B Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kevin Grace   818-851-3980, x305   gracek@hoby.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM East Forest Park Teen Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lizzie Meier   413-263-6836   LMeier@SpringfieldLibrary.org
   

Are you a teen interested in discussing books? The East Forest Park Teen Book Club is back in action! In honor of Teen Read Week (Oct. 9 - Oct. 15), drop by the library on Saturday, October 15th to talk about books you read over the summer, and choose a book for next month’s meeting. Stay after to participate in our Teen Advisory Board and brainstorm about what you want to see happen in the library. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday October 17, 2016 -  Saturday October 22, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_pumpkin Mr. Pumpkin Craft at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come join the fun and create a silly or scary pumpkin craft. During all open hours.

    Location: East Forest Park
Monday October 17, 2016 -  Friday October 28, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_pumpkin Guess the Weight of the Pumpkin Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Say, how much does that pumpkin weigh anyway? Visit the branch between October 17 and October 28 and take a guess. The person who comes closest without going over wins the pumpkin -- and a child-friendly carving set!

    Location: Brightwood
 
holiday_pumpkin Guess the Weight of the Pumpkin Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Say, how much does that pumpkin weigh anyway? Visit the branch between October 17 and October 28 and take a guess. The person who comes closest without going over wins the pumpkin -- and a child-friendly carving set!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Comics and Manga Drawing for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you enjoy drawing comics or manga style? Would like you like to get some tips and share your interest with other teens? This drop-in group meets in Teen Central in Rice Hall each Monday afternoon. It is led by library staff member Carlos Henriquez, who has been perfecting his Marvel- and DC-style characters since he was a teen himself.

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday October 18, 2016 Go To Top
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   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 8 spaces available.
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lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Springfield EIPP Parent group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marie Peirent   413-783-5500   mpeirent@thomchild.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
holiday_pumpkin 3:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Fall Harvest Fest at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Families are invited to our Fall Harvest Fest. This special event will offer yummy refreshments, family basket raffle, a seasonal craft, music, games and activities, plus a special guest appearance by our District Attorney Anthony Gulluni.

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

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

    Location: East Springfield
 
office_dollarsign 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Law at the Library: Information Panel on Bankruptcy and Collections Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the Mason Square Branch Library to learn about the laws regarding bankruptcy and collections from a panel of local attorneys.

This program is presented in conjunction with the Hampden County Bar Association.

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    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
holiday_pumpkin 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Pumpkin Mania Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   kshugrue@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

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

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

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

Krosslink collaborates with local public libraries to provide a program that nurtures aspiring entrepreneurs to connect and create. Samalid Hogan, founder of CoWork Springfield, will describe what coworking is and how it benefits entrepreneurs. In addition, Colleen Moynihan of New England Business Associates (NEBA) will join us this month to share information on the services provided by NEBA for small business owners. Members meet on the third Wednesday of every month to connect to other small business owners, share ideas, and socialize in a fun and informal setting. Light refreshments will be served. 

 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Thursday October 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 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@springfieldpublicschools.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored program. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Writing Workshops    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
anim_dog1 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Reading Buddy at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Bright Spot Therapy Dog Cassie and her owner Nancy will be visiting Mason Square Branch Library. If you are a new reader, or want to practice reading aloud, come by the library and read to Cassie -- she is a great listener!
 

    Location: Mason Square
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Thursday afternoon from 3:00-4:30 p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

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

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

    Location: Brightwood
 
holiday_witch.GIF 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Howlarious Halloween with MaryJo Maichak Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM YWCA's Empower Your Life Financial Round Robin Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stephannie Kirby    413.732.3121 ext 184   skirby@ywworks.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday October 24, 2016 -  Monday October 31, 2016 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue Mr. Bones Craft at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Rattle on down to East Forest Park Library and create a silly skeleton.....Mr. Bones. Fun for all ages! During all open hours.

    Location: East Forest Park
Monday October 24, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_computer3 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Hi!Tech Computer Clinic: Focus on Word Processing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Forest Park
        There is 1 space available.
 
rec_knitting 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
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ent_manga_girl.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Comics and Manga Drawing for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you enjoy drawing comics or manga style? Would like you like to get some tips and share your interest with other teens? This drop-in group meets in Teen Central in Rice Hall each Monday afternoon. It is led by library staff member Carlos Henriquez, who has been perfecting his Marvel- and DC-style characters since he was a teen himself.

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday October 25, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Hi!Tech: Introduction to Publisher Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Learn the basics of desktop publishing to make colorful brochures, advertisements, calendars, and more. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are assumed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Donna.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Springfield EIPP Parent group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marie Peirent   413-783-5500   mpeirent@thomchild.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
misc_ballet_box.gif 2:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Early Voting for Springfield Residents Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Election Office Staff   413-787-6190   
   

You don't have to wait until November 8 to vote. Come to the library during announced times where staff of the Springfield Election Office will be available to help you cast your ballot. It doesn't matter where you usually vote. You can go to any of the Early Voting sites and your vote will count as always.

This is the first time that registered voters can take advantage of the new Early Voting law. See a list of all Early Voting places here: http://www.springfield-ma.gov/cos/index.php?id=2199

For more information on voting in the City of Springfield please visit the webpage for the Election Office.

To check your polling location, voter registration status, and more, visit the webpage for the Secretary of the Commonwealth.

    Location: Brightwood
 
misc_ballet_box.gif 2:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Early Voting for Springfield Residents Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Election Office Staff   413-787-6190   
   

You don't have to wait until November 8 to vote. Come to the library during announced times where staff of the Springfield Election Office will be available to help you cast your ballot. It doesn't matter where you usually vote. You can go to any of the Early Voting sites and your vote will count as always.

This is the first time that registered voters can take advantage of the new Early Voting law. See a list of all Early Voting places here: http://www.springfield-ma.gov/cos/index.php?id=2199

For more information on voting in the City of Springfield please visit the webpage for the Election Office.

To check your polling location, voter registration status, and more, visit the webpage for the Secretary of the Commonwealth.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
misc_none 6:15 PM  -  8:00 PM Bass Pond Club Annual Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Felicia Gregory   413-342-7636   fgregory87@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
holiday_pumpkin 1:00 PM  -  8:00 PM East Springfield Annual Fall Fest Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Its that wonderful time of the year when East Springfield celebrates Fall in our neighborhood! Enter our baking contest and you might be crowned top baker! Come in your fall best, or your favorite costume and take a picture at our mysterious masquerade station! Hear fun fall stories! Submit art or photography to be displayed  in our neighborhood art show! Refreshments will be served! Other games, performers and events to be announced!

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

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_ballet_box.gif 2:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Early Voting for Springfield Residents Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Election Office staff   413-787-6190   
   

You don't have to wait until November 8 to vote. Come to the library during announced times where staff of the Springfield Election Office will be available to help you cast your ballot. It doesn't matter where you usually vote. You can go to any of the Early Voting sites and your vote will count as always.

This is the first time that registered voters can take advantage of the new Early Voting law. See a list of all Early Voting places here: http://www.springfield-ma.gov/cos/index.php?id=2199

For more information on voting in the City of Springfield please visit the webpage for the Election Office.

To check your polling location, voter registration status, and more, visit the webpage for the Secretary of the Commonwealth.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
misc_ballet_box.gif 2:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Early Voting for Springfield Residents Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Election Office Staff   413-787-6190   
   

You don't have to wait until November 8 to vote. Come to the library during announced times where staff of the Springfield Election Office will be available to help you cast your ballot. It doesn't matter where you usually vote. You can go to any of the Early Voting sites and your vote will count as always.

This is the first time that registered voters can take advantage of the new Early Voting law. See a list of all Early Voting places here: http://www.springfield-ma.gov/cos/index.php?id=2199

For more information on voting in the City of Springfield please visit the webpage for the Election Office.

To check your polling location, voter registration status, and more, visit the webpage for the Secretary of the Commonwealth.

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

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

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

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Ages and Stages/Raising a Reader Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joanna Doyle   781-275-2433 x622   jdoyle@clarendonees.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event,

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
lib_book3 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM East Forest Park Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Writing Workshops    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_ballet_box.gif 2:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Early Voting for Springfield Residents Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Election Office Staff   413-787-6190   
   

You don't have to wait until November 8 to vote. Come to the library during announced times where staff of the Springfield Election Office will be available to help you cast your ballot. It doesn't matter where you usually vote. You can go to any of the Early Voting sites and your vote will count as always.

This is the first time that registered voters can take advantage of the new Early Voting law. See a list of all Early Voting places here: http://www.springfield-ma.gov/cos/index.php?id=2199

For more information on voting in the City of Springfield please visit the webpage for the Election Office.

To check your polling location, voter registration status, and more, visit the webpage for the Secretary of the Commonwealth.

    Location: Mason Square
 
misc_ballet_box.gif 2:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Early Voting for Springfield Residents Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Election Office Staff   413-787-6190   
   

You don't have to wait until November 8 to vote. Come to the library during announced times where staff of the Springfield Election Office will be available to help you cast your ballot. It doesn't matter where you usually vote. You can go to any of the Early Voting sites and your vote will count as always.

This is the first time that registered voters can take advantage of the new Early Voting law. See a list of all Early Voting places here: http://www.springfield-ma.gov/cos/index.php?id=2199

For more information on voting in the City of Springfield please visit the webpage for the Election Office.

To check your polling location, voter registration status, and more, visit the webpage for the Secretary of the Commonwealth.

    Location: Forest Park
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elect_laptop.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Thursday afternoon from 3:00-4:30 p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
holiday_pumpkin 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Science on the Go: Pumpkins Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Mason Square
 
food_wineglass.GIF 5:15 PM  -  7:30 PM Nonprofit Mingle and Networking Event Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Donna Goldthwaite   413-263-6828 ext 437   dgoldthwaite@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the Library and meet fellow representatives of local nonprofits and grassroots organizations in a social atmosphere. Hear about the Library's Foundation Center Funding Information Network and how it can help you in your work. Meet representatives of local foundations. Bring your business card for a special raffle! Finger foods and wine will be served.

Preregistration is required. Register online or by calling the Reference Desk at 413-263-6828 ext 213.

Please note that the library will be closed to the public at that time, so you should enter by the street level door on the right of the building on the State Street side. Free parking is available in the parking lot across the street (between the Classical High Condos and the old School Department building).

Foundation Center    
    Location: Central Library Rotunda
        There are 75 spaces available.
 
misc_handshake 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Trade Union Panel: Information for Job Seekers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM YWCA's Empower Your Life Financial Round Robin Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stephannie Kirby    413.732.3121 ext 184   skirby@ywworks.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event. 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
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Saturday October 29, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Hi!Tech: Introduction to PowerPoint Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Jazz up your presentations with PowerPoint. Good for students, public speakers, and anyone looking to deepen their computer skills.  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.
 
ent_microphone1 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Author Talk: Kate Anderson's Hospital Hill Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Writing, Reading & Author Talks    
    Location: Indian Orchard
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
holiday_witch_hat.GIF 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Monster Mash Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come join us for an afternoon of crafts, games, monster stories, and special treats. Costumes are encouraged but not required.

    Location: East Springfield
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 12:30 PM  -  2:45 PM Anime at the Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM You Can Write a Novel Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Have you always wanted to write a book? November is National Novel Writing Month! Often shortened to NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month is a creative writing challenge to compose a full novel of 50,000 words between November 1st and November 31st. To support those interested in writing a book, the Mason Square Branch Library will host two writing workshops led by local author, Haven Williams, as well as three Write In days.

Getting Started on a Book
The first workshop, on Saturday, October 29th, will focus on brainstorming ideas for starting a book. Williams will discuss both character and setting development.

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

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

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

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

Available during all open hours.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
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ent_manga_girl.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Comics and Manga Drawing for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you enjoy drawing comics or manga style? Would like you like to get some tips and share your interest with other teens? This drop-in group meets in Teen Central in Rice Hall each Monday afternoon. It is led by library staff member Carlos Henriquez, who has been perfecting his Marvel- and DC-style characters since he was a teen himself.

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday November 1, 2016 -  Wednesday November 23, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_cornucopia A Month of Gratitude at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

What are you grateful for? Fill out our Attitude of Gratitude form and post it on our Gratitude Wall. Every submission will be an entry into a drawing for a $25 WalMart gift card. One entry per person, please. All ages encouraged to participate. Drawing will be on November 23rd. Our way of saying Thank You!

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Early Voting for Springfield Residents Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Election Office staff   413-787-6190   
   

You don't have to wait until November 8 to vote. Come to the library during announced times where staff of the Springfield Election Office will be available to help you cast your ballot. It doesn't matter where you usually vote. You can go to any of the Early Voting sites and your vote will count as always.

This is the first time that registered voters can take advantage of the new Early Voting law. See a list of all Early Voting places here: http://www.springfield-ma.gov/cos/index.php?id=2199

For more information on voting in the City of Springfield please visit the webpage for the Election Office: http://www.springfield-ma.gov/elections/.

To check your polling location, voter registration status, and more, visit the webpage for the Secretary of the Commonwealth at: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleidx.htm.

    Location: Brightwood
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Early Voting for Springfield Residents Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Election Office staff   413-787-6190   
   

You don't have to wait until November 8 to vote. Come to the library during announced times where staff of the Springfield Election Office will be available to help you cast your ballot. It doesn't matter where you usually vote. You can go to any of the Early Voting sites and your vote will count as always.

This is the first time that registered voters can take advantage of the new Early Voting law. See a list of all Early Voting places here: http://www.springfield-ma.gov/cos/index.php?id=2199

For more information on voting in the City of Springfield please visit the webpage for the Election Office: http://www.springfield-ma.gov/elections/.

To check your polling location, voter registration status, and more, visit the webpage for the Secretary of the Commonwealth at: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleidx.htm.

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

Join your fellow builders in conquering a LEGO building challenge! Best for 5 - 14 year olds. First Tuesday of the month.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Early Voting for Springfield Residents Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Election Office staff   413-787-6190   
   

You don't have to wait until November 8 to vote. Come to the library during announced times where staff of the Springfield Election Office will be available to help you cast your ballot. It doesn't matter where you usually vote. You can go to any of the Early Voting sites and your vote will count as always.

This is the first time that registered voters can take advantage of the new Early Voting law. See a list of all Early Voting places here: http://www.springfield-ma.gov/cos/index.php?id=2199

For more information on voting in the City of Springfield please visit the webpage for the Election Office: http://www.springfield-ma.gov/elections/.

To check your polling location, voter registration status, and more, visit the webpage for the Secretary of the Commonwealth at: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleidx.htm.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Early Voting for Springfield Residents Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Election Office staff   413-787-6190   
   

You don't have to wait until November 8 to vote. Come to the library during announced times where staff of the Springfield Election Office will be available to help you cast your ballot. It doesn't matter where you usually vote. You can go to any of the Early Voting sites and your vote will count as always.

This is the first time that registered voters can take advantage of the new Early Voting law. See a list of all Early Voting places here: http://www.springfield-ma.gov/cos/index.php?id=2199

For more information on voting in the City of Springfield please visit the webpage for the Election Office: http://www.springfield-ma.gov/elections/.

To check your polling location, voter registration status, and more, visit the webpage for the Secretary of the Commonwealth at: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleidx.htm.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

Library Commissioners    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
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elect_camera 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Art Central: Reception and Awards for Springfield My Home Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meet the photographers and enjoy their creations in this public reception for Springfield My Home, a photography display depicting what Springfield residents love about living in Springfield. Awards for Best Springfield Spirit and more will be announced. The reception will be held near Art Central on the main level adjacent to the microfilm collection. Funding for the exhibit is provided by the Springfield Cultural Council, and the reception will have refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library.

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

This is not a library-sponsored program.

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

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

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

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

Writing Workshops    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Early Voting for Springfield Residents Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Election Office staff   413-787-6190   
   

You don't have to wait until November 8 to vote. Come to the library during announced times where staff of the Springfield Election Office will be available to help you cast your ballot. It doesn't matter where you usually vote. You can go to any of the Early Voting sites and your vote will count as always.

This is the first time that registered voters can take advantage of the new Early Voting law. See a list of all Early Voting places here: http://www.springfield-ma.gov/cos/index.php?id=2199

For more information on voting in the City of Springfield please visit the webpage for the Election Office: http://www.springfield-ma.gov/elections/.

To check your polling location, voter registration status, and more, visit the webpage for the Secretary of the Commonwealth at: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleidx.htm.

    Location: Mason Square
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Thursday afternoon from 3:00-4:30 p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
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misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM YWCA's Empower Your Life Financial Round Robin Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stephannie Kirby    413.732.3121 ext 184   skirby@ywworks.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event. 

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

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

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

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

Chibiconn    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 75 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch Bunch at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM You Can Write a Novel, Part 2 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Plotting It Out
During the second workshop, on Saturday, November 5th, Williams will go over strategies for plot development. The group will discuss pacing and the way that different plot structures work for different genres.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
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ent_manga_girl.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Comics and Manga Drawing for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you enjoy drawing comics or manga style? Would like you like to get some tips and share your interest with other teens? This drop-in group meets in Teen Central in Rice Hall each Monday afternoon. It is led by library staff member Carlos Henriquez, who has been perfecting his Marvel- and DC-style characters since he was a teen himself.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
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Wednesday November 9, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Due to holiday scheduling, meetings in November and December will be held on November 9, November 30 and December 14.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

Writing Workshops    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Thursday afternoon from 3:00-4:30 p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
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rec_knitting 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Crochet Scarf-making Workshop for Beginners Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   Dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Always wanted to learn to crochet? Join us at Brightwood Branch, where we will learn the basics while making a simple infinity scarf. All materials will be provided. Come join us for an hour of creative fun -- and learn a new skill. Teens and adults welcome for this six-week class.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Friday November 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_usflag Veterans' Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

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

    Location: All Library Locations
Saturday November 12, 2016 Go To Top
office_pencil 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM NaNoWriMo at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come Write In!

On Saturdays November 12th, 19th, and 26th, the Branch's Community Room will become a Write In space. Writers working on their NaNoWriMo books--or any bit of composition really--can grab a coffee and get down to writing.

Need some inspiration? The Branch will provide writing worksheets and author pep talks for free!

Writing, Reading & Author Talks    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 12:30 PM  -  2:45 PM Anime at the Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come enjoy a showing from Funimation with other anime enthusiasts.  We will be showing Fruits Basket.

“The Sohmas are a family cursed, a curse which has led to their isolation for generations. When any single member of the family is embraced by a person of the opposite gender, they transform into an animal from the Chinese Zodiac! The Sohma's have managed to keep this embarrassing little secret hidden for many, many years…

That is, until young Tohru Honda stumbles into their life. Inspiring some and infuriating others, Tohru manages to turn life in this most unusual household upside down as Zodiac rivals clash. But above all, she must promise to keep their secret as one of her own… Or face the consequences!”

Watch a preview here.   Cosplay is optional. Light refreshments will be served. Please be advised that the film rating for this is 13+.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday November 14, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Comics and Manga Drawing for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you enjoy drawing comics or manga style? Would like you like to get some tips and share your interest with other teens? This drop-in group meets in Teen Central in Rice Hall each Monday afternoon. It is led by library staff member Carlos Henriquez, who has been perfecting his Marvel- and DC-style characters since he was a teen himself.

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

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

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday November 15, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 5:15 PM  -  7:30 PM Clerical Union Local 3556 Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brenda Bates   413-787-7254, Ext. 1   batesb@springfieldpublicschools.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday November 16, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

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

This month's wonderfully awesome edible is an M &M turkey! Join us to make a yummy fun treat.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Thursday November 17, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Family Services Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kimberlee West   413-523-3928   kimberlyw@headstart,org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

Writing Workshops    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Thursday afternoon from 3:00-4:30 p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
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rec_knitting 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Crochet Scarf-making Workshop for Beginners Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   Dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Always wanted to learn to crochet? Join us at Brightwood Branch, where we will learn the basics while making a simple infinity scarf. All materials will be provided. Come join us for an hour of creative fun -- and learn a new skill. Teens and adults welcome for this six-week class.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM WalkBike Springfield Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betsy Johnson   413-301-5387   betsy@bgjohnson.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
Friday November 18, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Games Night @Your Library! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

All of your favorite games - Pandemic, Apples to Apples, Fluxx and Picktura. All these and more (including pizza and soda) at our after-hours teen only gaming night. We'll turn up the tunes, eat pizza and play games. For teens ages 12 and up. Space is limited so peregistration is strongly encouraged. Please call or stop by the branch.

 
    Location: Indian Orchard
        There are 15 spaces available.
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Saturday November 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Future Prep 101: How to Prepare Teens for Design Careers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Aisha Densmore-Bey   857-225-5107   emailaisha@aishadb.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored program. 

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

Are you a teen interested in discussing books? Check out the East Forest Park Teen Book Club! Meetings will be held on the third Saturday of the month. Copies of the book to be discussed will be available at the Reference Desk. You can sign up ahead of time or just drop in. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
office_pencil 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM NaNoWriMo at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come Write In!

On Saturdays November 12th, 19th, and 26th, the Branch's Community Room will become a Write In space. Writers working on their NaNoWriMo books--or any bit of composition really--can grab a coffee and get down to writing.

Need some inspiration? The Branch will provide writing worksheets and author pep talks for free!

Writing, Reading & Author Talks    
    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
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM PVHN Catablog Focus Group Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Penni Martorell   413-559-9007   pen@justpen.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event. 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Monday November 21, 2016 -  Sunday November 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Scavenger Hunt at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

Ages 5-12, siblings welcome.  Available during all open hours.

    Location: Central Library
Monday November 21, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Comics and Manga Drawing for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you enjoy drawing comics or manga style? Would like you like to get some tips and share your interest with other teens? This drop-in group meets in Teen Central in Rice Hall each Monday afternoon. It is led by library staff member Carlos Henriquez, who has been perfecting his Marvel- and DC-style characters since he was a teen himself.

    Location: Central Library
Tuesday November 22, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday November 23, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_turkey 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Thanksgiving Eve: All Libraries Close at 5 pm; Central Library open 9-5 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Thursday November 24, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_turkey Thanksgiving Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

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

    Location: All Library Locations
Friday November 25, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday November 26, 2016 Go To Top
office_pencil 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM NaNoWriMo at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come Write In!

On Saturdays November 12th, 19th, and 26th, the Branch's Community Room will become a Write In space. Writers working on their NaNoWriMo books--or any bit of composition really--can grab a coffee and get down to writing.

Need some inspiration? The Branch will provide writing worksheets and author pep talks for free!

Writing, Reading & Author Talks    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Buy Now Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Merkman   413-787-7746   dmerkman@springfieldcityhall.com
   

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

    Location: 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 Family Storytime at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday November 28, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Comics and Manga Drawing for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you enjoy drawing comics or manga style? Would like you like to get some tips and share your interest with other teens? This drop-in group meets in Teen Central in Rice Hall each Monday afternoon. It is led by library staff member Carlos Henriquez, who has been perfecting his Marvel- and DC-style characters since he was a teen himself.

    Location: Central Library
Tuesday November 29, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday November 30, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Due to holiday scheduling, meetings in November and December will be held on November 9, November 30 and December 14.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
lib_book3 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM East Forest Park Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored program.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
office_pencil 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Artist's Way Discussion and Workshop