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Tuesday January 2, 2018 -  Wednesday January 31, 2018 Go To Top
anim_harpseal_1 Arctic Animal Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop at any library location during the month of January and trek to discover the arctic animals hidden throughout the library. Finish the hunt successfully, and be awarded a small prize!

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

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

    Location: Central Library
Monday January 8, 2018 -  Saturday February 17, 2018 Go To Top
food_pizza Easy as Pie Teen Reading Challenge Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alex Remy   413-263-6843   aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fruit pie, chocolate pie, even pizza pie! Everyone loves pie, especially teens, and the only way to make pie better is to make it free! From Monday Jan 8- Saturday Feb 17, each week that you read at least two hours just for pleasure, you’ll earn a piece of paper pie on your reading pie chart. Read what you like and for the fun of it!  Earn 6 pieces of paper pie, and you’ll win a free ticket to our pie party on Saturday Feb. 24! We’ll have pizza and sweet pies for everyone to share.
This program for teens ages 11-18.

    Location: Forest Park
 
food_pizza Easy as Pie Teen Reading Challenge Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fruit pie, chocolate pie, even pizza pie! Everyone loves pie, especially teens, and the only way to make pie better is to make it free! From Monday Jan 8- Saturday Feb 17, each week that you read at least two hours just for pleasure, you’ll earn a piece of paper pie on your reading pie chart. Read what you like and for the fun of it!  Earn 6 pieces of paper pie, and you’ll win a free ticket to our pie party on Friday, Feb. 23! We’ll have pizza and sweet pies for everyone to share.
This program for teens ages 11-18.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
food_pizza Easy as Pie Teen Reading Challenge Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen Sulzycki   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fruit pie, chocolate pie, even pizza pie! Everyone loves pie, especially teens, and the only way to make pie better is to make it free! From Monday Jan 8- Saturday Feb 17, each week that you read at least two hours just for pleasure, you’ll earn a piece of paper pie on your reading pie chart. Read what you like and for the fun of it!  Earn 6 pieces of paper pie, and you’ll win a free ticket to our pie party on Saturday Feb. 24! We’ll have pizza and sweet pies for everyone to share.
This program for teens ages 11-18.

    Location: Mason Square
 
food_pizza Easy as Pie Teen Reading Challenge Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Geneva Caffee   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fruit pie, chocolate pie, even pizza pie! Everyone loves pie, especially teens, and the only way to make pie better is to make it free! From Monday Jan 8- Saturday Feb 17, each week that you read at least two hours just for pleasure, you’ll earn a piece of paper pie on your reading pie chart. Read what you like and for the fun of it!  Earn 6 pieces of paper pie, and you’ll win a free ticket to our pie party on Friday, Feb. 23! We’ll have pizza and sweet pies for everyone to share.
This program for teens ages 11-18.

    Location: Brightwood
 
food_pizza Easy as Pie Teen Reading Challenge Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext.425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fruit pie, chocolate pie, even pizza pie! Everyone loves pie, especially teens, and the only way to make pie better is to make it free! From Monday Jan 8- Saturday Feb 17, each week that you read at least two hours just for pleasure, you’ll earn a piece of paper pie on your reading pie chart. Read what you like and for the fun of it!  Earn 6 pieces of paper pie, and you’ll win a free ticket to our pie party on Saturday Feb. 24! We’ll have pizza and sweet pies for everyone to share.
This program for teens ages 11-18.

    Location: Central Library - Rice Hall
 
food_pizza Easy as Pie Teen Reading Challenge Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fruit pie, chocolate pie, even pizza pie! Everyone loves pie, especially teens, and the only way to make pie better is to make it free! From Monday Jan 8- Saturday Feb 17, each week that you read at least two hours just for pleasure, you’ll earn a piece of paper pie on your reading pie chart. Read what you like and for the fun of it!  Earn 6 pieces of paper pie, and you’ll win a free ticket to our pie party on Saturday Feb. 24! We’ll have pizza and sweet pies for everyone to share.
This program for teens ages 11-18.

    Location: East Springfield
Tuesday January 16, 2018 -  Friday January 19, 2018 Go To Top
nat_snow_02 Learn the Art of Polish Gwiazdy (Snowflake Folding) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Galbreath   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Note: January 17th program has been cancelled due to bad weather.

3:00pm - 4:30pm

Learn the art of Polish snowflake folding (Gwiazdy). All you need is paper and scissors. For ages 11-19. We will have the templates to get you started. For ages 12-19, younger with supervision; offered each open day January 16-19.

    Location: Indian Orchard
Tuesday January 16, 2018 -  Saturday January 20, 2018 Go To Top
nat_snow Learn the Art of Polish Gwiazdy (Snowflake Folding) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext.425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Note: January 17th program has been cancelled due to bad weather.

3:00pm - 5:00pm

Learn the art of Polish snowflake folding (Gwiazdy). All you need is paper and scissors. For ages 11-19. We will have the templates to get you started. For ages 12-19, younger with supervision; offered each open day January 16-20.

    Location: Central Library - Rice Hall
Tuesday January 16, 2018 -  Friday February 16, 2018 Go To Top
nat_snow Chill Out with a Good Book Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen Sulzycki   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Every day you read for 20 minutes or have a book read to you, color in a penguin. When you read for a whole week, give your log to a librarian and receive a raffle ticket for cool prizes!

    Location: All Library Locations
Wednesday January 17, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Urban League Grandparent's Inservice Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andrew Cade   413-262-1429   andrew6503@aol.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Cade    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
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rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Cancelled - Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Cancelled due to bad weather.

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

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

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

Cancelled due to bad weather.

Join us for stories,songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft and playtime. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families.

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

Cancelled due to bad weather.

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Stop Access Drug Free Communities Coalition Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sharon Hall-Smith   413-733-9024   shall-smith@gandaracenter.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The Stop Access Drug Free Communities Coalition is a city-wide coalition of residents and organizations, managed by the Gandara Center, working together to promote youth success by preventing and reducing underage drinking and marijuana use, specifically in the South End, Maple High / Six Corners, and Forest Park neighborhoods. Drug Free Communities Coalitions include representation from 12 sectors of the community working to develop comprehensive strategies to reduce youth drug and alcohol use. Stop Access is funded by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Cancelled - Yarn Art Painting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Geneva Caffee   413-263-6825   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Cancelled due to bad weather.

Have fun being creative using different colors of yarn, glue and a piece of cardboard to design wonderful art work. Art design can be traced then using glue and yarn bring your art vision to life.  This program is intended for teens and tweens but kids 8 and up are welcome.  Frames will be provided for completed art work for easy display at home.

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

Cancelled due to bad weather.

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

 

 

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Hydroponic Growing Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jacqueline E Farrow    413-221-7090   jfarrow@stavros.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This is a hydroponic workshop sponsered by Wellspring Harvest and Berkshire Bank.   

    Location: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
lib_book3 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Cancelled - 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
   

Cancelled due to bad weather.

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

    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Foster Care Informational Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Jones   413-452-3396   Deborah.jones@state.ma.us
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Department of Children and Families - Informational meeting open to the public for anyone would like information on being a foster parent for DCF. 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Cancelled - Family Storytime at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Cancelled due to bad weather.

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

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

Cancelled due to bad weather.

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 Cancelled - Gaming Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sara Deignan   413-263-6828   sdeignan@springfieldibrary.org
   

Cancelled due to bad weather.

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

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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rec_chess_knight 5:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Cancelled - Game Night for Grown Ups Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828, x221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Cancelled due to bad weather.

Stop-by Wellman Hall and enjoy any one of many different games and puzzles. Bring a friend, or make a new one while playing chess, Scrabble, dominoes, or checkers. For those who prefer playing alone, the library will have sheets of brainteasers you can use such as word find and crossword puzzles, suduko, and even a set of coloring books to complete. Bring your library card as you'll need that to check-out the items while in use. 18+

    Location: Central Library
 
food_chili.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Rescheduled - Chili Night Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Grodofsky   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Cook up your favorite chili recipe - Beef, Chicken, Vegetarian, Ground Turkey, White Bean, Fire Engine Hot – or experiment with something new.  Bring enough for people to taste and share (figure on ¼ cup per person with about 12 people in attendance). Bring the recipe so that we may copy and share it, too.  We will spice up the East Forest Park Library with a fun and tasty evening!! Beverages and cornbread will be provided. DUE TO THE ANTICIPATED SNOW STORM, CHILI NIGHT HAS BEEN RESCHUDULED TO WED., JANUARY 24th.

    Location: East Forest Park
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Public Health Council Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Yaitza Osorio   413-886-5018   YOsorio@springfieldcityhall.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Public Health Council regular monthly meeting

(Syringe Access Hearing)

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Thursday January 18, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6828   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist's Way, by Julia Cameron in a thirteen-week series. Each week participants review a chapter of the book and respond with written and spoken exercises. The Artist's Way develops new and aspiring artists by sharpening the artist-spiritual connection, and promises to be a highly personal and exciting journey for those who participate.

“This is not a library-sponsored event”

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

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

    Location: Brightwood
 
misc_scissors 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Madlab: Take-a-party Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Hrobsky   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Young sceintists, 5- 12 years old, will explore the innards of small electronics. What makes a coffeemaker work?

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

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

All ages welcome!

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

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

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

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

Book & Craft Clubs    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
anim_harpseal_1 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Winter Wildlife Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen Sulzycki   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Who left those tracks in the snow? Join us as we learn about animals in our own back yard with the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge. Ages 5-12.

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Mass Teacher Legislative Update Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Goonan   413-544-1483   cgoonan@massteacher.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

A meeting with local house represetaives to discuss the bills currently being voted on for paid family medical leave, minimum wage, and education for higher ed and K-12.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Springfield Ward 1 Democratic committee elections and reorganizational meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luis Arzola   413-265-9950   LArzola@chd.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Attention All registered Ward 1 democratic voters:

The Springfield Ward 1 Democratic committee elections and reorganizational meeting will take place Tuesday 1/16/18 from 6 PM to 8 PM at the Brightwood Branch Library. There will be commitee elections performed that day... please make sure your voice is heard by attending the meeting and participate on the elections of the board... feel to inbox us for more information.

Sincerely,
Interim Springfield Ward 1 Democratic Committee

@Ivette Hernandez (Interim Chair)
Luis Arzola (Interim Secretary)
@Carlos Diaz (Interim treasurer

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Friday January 19, 2018 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday January 20, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Let's Read and Create Art Together Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Johnston   413-263-6828 x 293   jjohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
ent_note 11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Little Notes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maureen Tipton   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us with Community Music School of Springfield for an enriching and engaging community music experience for the young child and their caregiver. This is your little one’s introduction to the wonder and joy of music. This fun program includes elements of storytelling and an exposure to a variety of instruments. Music is an extraordinary tool in aiding the development of language and communication skills as well as social development. We will be exploring fine and gross motor skills – Hand and finger play, full body movement with use of parachutes and scarves, and ball-rolling are paired with appropriate songs to encourage coordination and dexterity. Basic Rhythmic concepts are used to guide children through new physical experiences.All classes are designed for children infant to 5 years old.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Harvard School of Public Health Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bhuwan Gautam   413-231-8363   gautam@hsph.harvard.edu
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Community Advisory Board meeting

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

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Saturday afternoon 12:00 - 2:30  p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 8 and up

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

Join us every Saturday for stories, songs, and a craft. No registration required. Ages 3-10, siblings welcome! 

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Poetry for Truth Ancient and New Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Julie Rose   413-238-1280   registration@truthschool.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This workshop will explore the poetic and energetic offerings of truth-seekers, ancient and new. It is open to everyone--all levels, all experiences. No writing or movment experience required. 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
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Sunday January 21, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book3 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Literary Spotlight: Readings by Local Authors Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Enjoy the readings of local writers in this showcase of active novelists and poets writing for both teens and adults. Featured writers include Michele Barker, Scotti Jones, Jennifer Provost, Oliver Akamnonu, Shane Robitaille, Christine Thibodeau, and Ellen Meeropol. Refreshments and a free attendance raffle are compliments of the Friends of the Library to all who attend.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Monday January 22, 2018 -  Wednesday February 7, 2018 Go To Top
holiday_heart2 Valentines for Vets Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413 263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Enjoy a special family activity while honoring local veterans.  Youth and their families are welcome to drop in at any location to make a Valentine card for residents of the Holyoke Soldiers Home.  The library provides all the materials and will hand deliver your homemade creation in time for the holiday. During open hours.

    Location: All Library Locations
Monday January 22, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Galbreath   413 263 6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM MassHealth Provider Outreach Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Cusson   774-455-5192   susanj.cusson@umassmed.edu
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

MassHealth Recruitment for Day Service Providers

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

Attention Lego enthusiasts!  Drop in on Mondays for freestyle building, meeting new friends, and browsing the library's many Lego themed books.  This program is ideal for children ages 5-10, but all are welcome.  Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Springfield RCC Monthly Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kency Gilet   413-883-7603   kencygilet@outlook.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This is the monthly meeting of the Springfield Republican City Committee

Facebook Event Page    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday January 23, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maeleah Carlisle   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children.  Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_computer3 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Hi!Tech: Introduction to the Web Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lipshires   413-263-6828, x395   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Develop the skill you need to explore and use the web confidently and competently. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is needed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffleThis program is intended for people aged 18 years or older.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
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lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 pm on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time!  This program is intended for ages 9 -18.

 

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

 

Let your imagination run wild!

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

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

 
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday January 24, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BYOB Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Springfield Public Schools Parent Engagement Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sharon Maylor   413-787-6959   maylors@springfieldpublicschools.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This trainings will build the capacity of school staff to effectively work with parent groups and improve their facilitation skill while increasing knowledge regarding best practices to effectively engage families.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

Join us for stories,songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft and playtime. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families.

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Springfield Food Policy Council Film Series 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.

Expanding opportunites for growing one's own food in Springfield is a goal of the Springfield Food Policy Council.  Come watch PBS's Food Forward to see how this is happening in other communities.  Discussion to follow.  Light refreshments

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

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

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
rec_chess_knight 5:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Game Night for Grown Ups Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828, x221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop-by Wellman Hall and enjoy any one of many different games and puzzles. Bring a friend, or make a new one while playing chess, Scrabble, dominoes, or checkers. For those who prefer playing alone, the library will have sheets of brainteasers you can use such as word find and crossword puzzles, suduko, and even a set of coloring books to complete. Bring your library card as you'll need that to check-out the items while in use. 18+

    Location: Central Library
 
food_chili.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Chili Night Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Grodofsky   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Cook up your favorite chili recipe - Beef, Chicken, Vegetarian, Ground Turkey, White Bean, Fire Engine Hot – or experiment with something new.  Bring enough for people to taste and share (figure on ¼ cup per person with about 12 people in attendance). Bring the recipe so that we may copy and share it, too.  We will spice up the East Forest Park Library with a fun and tasty evening!! Beverages and cornbread will be provided.

    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday January 25, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6828   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_house.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Less is more: clearing your mind by clearing your space Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Caitlin Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

In this presentation Stephanie Baird, LMHC, will discuss her 8 month long process of using the KonMari method of decluttering, as outlined in the bestselling book, Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo, to clear her home of items that no longer "spark joy." 

Not only did she remove around 60 trash bags of items, but she was able to sell a vast amount of these items on eBay, Facebook, Craigslist, and to local clothing, book, cd, and comic stores, making over $2500. What she did not sell she had picked up for donation or  trash/recycling. Since doing this process, she has marveled at how much her consumption has decreased as a result of becoming much more discriminating. Every object remaining has a purpose and place, and is pleasing to own. 

During this presentation she will outline the KonMari steps, discuss and provide resources on how to responsibly dispose of your items, and discuss the benefits of clearing your space to clear your mind.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Artist's Way Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Phyllis St. George   413-531-5023   
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist's Way, by Julia Cameron in a thirteen-week series. Each week participants review a chapter of the book and respond with written and spoken exercises. The Artist's Way develops new and aspiring artists by sharpening the artist-spiritual connection, and promises to be a highly personal and exciting journey for those who participate.

“This is not a library-sponsored event”

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

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

    Location: Brightwood
 
misc_kapow.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM OMG Otaku!: Anime for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alexandra Remy   413-263-6843   aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Get ready for a night of everything Otaku. Feast on Japanese snacks while watching a mini- marathon featuring Anime such as Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Tokyo ESP, Sailor Moon Crystal, and more!

Suggested for ages 14-19.

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

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

All ages welcome!

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

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

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

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

Book & Craft Clubs    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
Friday January 26, 2018 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday January 27, 2018 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Girls Who Code Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_earth 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Apply for a Passport/Renew a Passport Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Canosa Albano   413-263-6828 ext 291   
   

Springfield City Library and the United States Postal Service® have
teamed-up to offer you a convenient and time-saving opportunity.
SNOW DATE: Saturday, February 3rd 2018  Time: 10:00a.m.-2:00p.m.

Documents needed for the passport fair:
Application
• First-time applicants must complete form DS-11.
• Renewal applicants must complete form DS-82.
• Evidence of Citizenship
• First-time applicants must provide a certified birth certificate, a naturalization certificate or a consular report of birth abroad.
• Renewal applicants must provide their most recent passport.
• Photo copy of citizenship front and back single sided.
• Two Forms of ID
• Driver’s license or state ID and work ID or student ID
• Passport-compliant photo
• Have a photo taken at the fair. Photo services will be available for $15.
• Payment
o Checks or money orders only. No credit cards.
o First-time applicants must bring two checks or money orders:
• One check or money order for the passport application fee made payable to “U.S. Department of State”
• A second check or money order for the $25 execution fee – add $15 for a photo if applicable – made payable to “Postmaster”
Adults:
Children under the Age of 16:
o Renewal applicants must bring two checks or money orders:
• One check or money order for the passport application fee made payable to “U.S. Department of State”
• A second check or money order for $15 made payable to “Postmaster” for the optional passport photo

*Typical Processing Time for Passports is 4-6 Weeks*

For questions regarding Passports please contact The National Passport information line at 1-877-487-2778 or visit Travel.State.Gov

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Jack and Jill Mother's Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jamina Scippio-McFadden   850-567-2314   jsipmac@aol.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Regular monthly meeting of Western Massachusetts Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Ward 6 Dems Regular Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matt Szafranski   413-335-2536   ward6demsspfd@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Join your friends and neighbors of the Springfield Ward 6 Democratic Committee for their monthly meeting.

-Learn how you can participate in the upcoming Caucus on February 24 to elect delegates to the State Democratic Nominating Convention in Worcester June 1-2. (Governor, Lt. Governor & Secretary of State nominations are all contested this year)

-Join our efforts to organize Ward 6 and the Forest Park/East Forest Park communities to turn out in elections.

-Help us plan events to educate voters, residents, friends and neighbors about local and state candidates and our Democratic values.

Check out our Facebook link for more updates and agenda.

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

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Saturday afternoon 12:00 - 2:30  p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 8 and up

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

Join us every Saturday for stories, songs, and a craft. No registration required. Ages 3-10, siblings welcome! 

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday January 28, 2018 Go To Top
ent_note 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Rotunda Rhythms: Carol Daggs in Song Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828, x221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Welcome in the New Year with friend and neighbor Carol Daggs!  Enjoy her mix of favorite cover songs and originals featuring her delightful voice and stiring compositions. Good for the entire family, this is sure to please. Free attendance raffle to all those who attend. Funding provided by the Friends of the Library and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. All ages.

    Location: Central Library Rotunda
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Monday January 29, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Galbreath   413 263 6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Attention Lego enthusiasts!  Drop in on Mondays for freestyle building, meeting new friends, and browsing the library's many Lego themed books.  This program is ideal for children ages 5-10, but all are welcome.  Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
ent_filmproj 6:15 PM  -  7:55 PM Slavery By Another Name Documentary Showing & Discussion Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reggie Wilson   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a free showing of Slavery by Another Name that is based on the Pulitizer Prize winning book.  This excellent film captures the history of Jim Crow laws of discrimination against Blacks after the Civil War in Alabama and The South.  A full frontal attack was launched by Rev. Martin Luther King in Birmingham, Alabama on April 3, 1963 that included sit-ins and marches to topple entrenched segregation.  King was later arrested and wrote his impassioned plea for human rights and dignity in his famous Notes from a Birmingham Jail.  

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

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children.  Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_computer3 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Hi!Tech: Using Email Like a Pro Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Grodofsky   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

From attachments and downloads to folders, spam, and more, this workshop can help you use email effectively and efficiently. Participants need an active email account to attend this workshop, and attendees earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech.  led by Linda

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM MassHealth Provider Forum Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Abigail Newton   617-222-7479   abigail.newton@state.ma.us
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

MassHealth providers are invited to attend this public forum to learn how to use the new online portal.  Attendence is expected to be at capacity.  MassHealth can bring their own laptop, but will need a way to connect this to a projector.

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

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Meeting of the Mayor's Commission on Disability Board members. 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_kapow.GIF 3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Super Smash Brothers Tournament Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alexandra Remy   (413) 263-6843   aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Play for keeps in this vintage inspired Super Smash Brothers Tournament. Players will compete in fierce head to head battle with other teens using an "old fashioned" Nintendo GameCube. Players will be bracketed in four contender rounds until it's only one person standing. Winner will take all and will be awarded a trophy and prize. Online sign-up is required. Please see the librarian for details.

For ages 12-18.

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

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 pm on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time!  This program is intended for ages 9 -18.

 

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

 

Let your imagination run wild!

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday January 31, 2018 Go To Top
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

Join us for stories,songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft and playtime. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families.

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

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  8:30 PM BRIGHTWOOD/LINCOLN COMMUNITY MEETING Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lydia Martinez   413-348-6184   martinezl@springfieldpublicschools.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

A community meeting regarding the merger of Lincoln and Brightwood elementary schools.

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

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

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

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

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

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss Nutshell by Ian McEwan.

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

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

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

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
rec_chess_knight 5:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Game Night for Grown Ups Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828, x221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop-by Wellman Hall and enjoy any one of many different games and puzzles. Bring a friend, or make a new one while playing chess, Scrabble, dominoes, or checkers. For those who prefer playing alone, the library will have sheets of brainteasers you can use such as word find and crossword puzzles, suduko, and even a set of coloring books to complete. Bring your library card as you'll need that to check-out the items while in use. 18+

    Location: Central Library
Thursday February 1, 2018 -  Wednesday February 14, 2018 Go To Top
holiday_heart1 Count the Candy Hearts Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

How many candy hearts are in the jar? Check out an item, and take your best guess. The guess that comes closest wins the hearts! Share them with someone you love. Winner will be drawn on February 14.

    Location: All Library Locations
Thursday February 1, 2018 -  Wednesday February 28, 2018 Go To Top
misc_zodiac_aries.GIF Chinese Zodiac Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood Branch   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop into the library during the month of February and learn about the Chinese Zodiac by doing a scavenger hunt. Finish the hunt successfully, and be awarded a small prize!

    Location: Brightwood
 
misc_zodiac_aries.GIF Chinese Zodiac Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield Branch   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop into the library during the month of February and learn about the Chinese Zodiac by doing a scavenger hunt. Finish the hunt successfully, and be awarded a small prize!

    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_zodiac_aries.GIF Chinese Zodiac Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park Branch   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop into the library during the month of February and learn about the Chinese Zodiac by doing a scavenger hunt. Finish the hunt successfully, and be awarded a small prize!

    Location: Forest Park
 
misc_zodiac_aries.GIF Chinese Zodiac Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard Branch   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop into the library during the month of February and learn about the Chinese Zodiac by doing a scavenger hunt. Finish the hunt successfully, and be awarded a small prize!

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_zodiac_aries.GIF Chinese Zodiac Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen Sulzycki   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop into the library during the month of February and learn about the Chinese Zodiac by doing a scavenger hunt. Finish the hunt successfully, and be awarded a small prize!

    Location: Mason Square
Thursday February 1, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6828   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist's Way, by Julia Cameron in a thirteen-week series. Each week participants review a chapter of the book and respond with written and spoken exercises. The Artist's Way develops new and aspiring artists by sharpening the artist-spiritual connection, and promises to be a highly personal and exciting journey for those who participate.

“This is not a library-sponsored event”

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

This month the Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi.

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

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

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

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

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

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



Location: Central Library - Rice Hall

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

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

    Location: Brightwood
 
elect_computer1 4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Radical Play Institute Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alexandra Remy   413-263-6843   aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you love video games? Have you ever wondered how video games interact with your life or what your gaming habits say about you as an individual? Have you ever wanted to explore the career options video games can offer? Join us at the library with UMASS Amherst professor TreaAndrea Russworm as we play and explore our way through these questions.

For ages 12-18, parental permission required.

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

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

All ages welcome!

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

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

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

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

Book & Craft Clubs    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
ent_filmproj 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Born in China Movie Night Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen Sulzycki   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldibrary.org
   

Venturing into the wilds of China, "Born in China" captures intimate moments with a panda and her growing cub, a young golden monkey who feels displaced by his baby sister, and a mother snow leopard struggling to raise her two cubs.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday February 2, 2018 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: East Springfield
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

 

Yarnell    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Exploration for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Galbreath   413 263 6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
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Saturday February 3, 2018 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Girls Who Code Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to Word Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Having good word processing skills is fundamental to achieving success at the computer. Come to this two-hour, hands-on workshop for an introduction to the most popular word processing program, Microsoft Word, and sharpen your skills with standard formatting and editing tools. Skill with a keyboard and mouse is needed for success in this workshop. This class is for adults. Light refreshments, compliments of the Friends of the Library, will be provided.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
   
 
elect_laptop.GIF 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Galbreath   413 263 6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Saturday afternoon 12:00 - 2:30  p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 8 and up

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Empowering Women's Health Cervical Cancer Prevention & Awareness Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trish Lyons     trishlyons34@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

Join us every Saturday for stories, songs, and a craft. No registration required. Ages 3-10, siblings welcome! 

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday February 4, 2018 Go To Top
misc_globe 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Chocolate: Taste and Learn! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marisa Reichert   413-263-6828, x395   MReichert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

From Mars to Hershey, Cadbury to Nestle, chocolate is a big business. The history of chocolate is fascinating, and it's future is dramatic. Come learn about chocolate's origins, how it's made, and why we eat it the way we do now. Enjoy sampling the varieties discussed, and find out what famous candymaker thought chocolate was not a candy but a nutritious food, what snack was invented to give soldiers a sugar fix, and what kind of illegal chocolate is routinely seized from smugglers at the border. Funding from the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   
Monday February 5, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Galbreath   413 263 6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Attention Lego enthusiasts!  Drop in on Mondays for freestyle building, meeting new friends, and browsing the library's many Lego themed books.  This program is ideal for children ages 5-10, but all are welcome.  Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Rise Up Western Mass Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jacqueline Neiman   413-348-2111   Jackie@riseupwesternmass.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday February 6, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maeleah Carlisle   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children.  Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
elect_computer3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Hi!Tech: Getting Started with Computers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shadd Jamison   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This hands-on workshop reviews basic keyboarding and mousing and more to get you comfortably started. No experience necessary. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. 18+

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Springfield
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

Calling All Teens.  Here's your chance to meet regularly the first Tuesday of the month to share ideas about improving library programming for teens and tweens, plan events, book discussions, give input for materials selection and other fun activities.  Light refreshments will be served. For ages 11-18

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

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 pm on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time!  This program is intended for ages 9 -18.

 

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

 

Let your imagination run wild!

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

Hooks, pins, and spacers, Oh My!  Design and create earrings or a bracelet using findings, beads, wire and elastic. This workshop is best suited for ages 9-19, however children 7-9 who are accompanied by an adult are welcome. First Tuesday of the month through June 2018.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
    Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
rec_chess_knight 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
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Wednesday February 7, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM BYOB Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  4:30 PM National African American HIV Awareness Day 2018 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rev. Will Naylor   413-271-4197   willnaylor604@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

New North Citizens Council Inc. Deborah Hunt Health and Education Center will be hosting this national annual event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

Join us for stories,songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft and playtime. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families.

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

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_tshirt 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Stencil Heart T-Shirt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Geneva Caffee   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Just in time for Valentines Day come in and be creative applying heart designs on a T-Shirt using stencils and fabric paints.  Finished product is yours to bring home.  All materials provided. Ages 11-18.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Foster Care Informational Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Jones   413-452-3396   Deborah.Jones@state.ma.us
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Department of Children and Families - informational meeting for anyone who would like more information on being a foster parent.  Public Welcome, no registration required. 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
food_teapot.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Mix Your Own Tea Afternoon Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us to learn how to make your very own, one-of-a-kind tea blend. We will talk about herb flavors, sweeteners, and how to store tea to make it last. Best of all, we will drink the teas we make! For teens ages 11-19.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Library Commissioners    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 5:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Game Night for Grown Ups Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828, x221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop-by Wellman Hall and enjoy any one of many different games and puzzles. Bring a friend, or make a new one while playing chess, Scrabble, dominoes, or checkers. For those who prefer playing alone, the library will have sheets of brainteasers you can use such as word find and crossword puzzles, suduko, and even a set of coloring books to complete. Bring your library card as you'll need that to check-out the items while in use. 18+

    Location: Central Library
 
eth_chinese_lantern.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Chinese Lantern Craft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trish LaBroad   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrate the Year of the Dog with this cute lantern. May its red glow bring you health and prosperity this Chinese New Year.

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

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

For our next meeting we will be discussing Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer.                                            

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday February 8, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6828   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist's Way, by Julia Cameron in a thirteen-week series. Each week participants review a chapter of the book and respond with written and spoken exercises. The Artist's Way develops new and aspiring artists by sharpening the artist-spiritual connection, and promises to be a highly personal and exciting journey for those who participate.

“This is not a library-sponsored event”

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
eth_chinese_lantern.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chinese Lantern Craft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrate the Year of the Dog with this cute lantern. May its red glow bring you health and prosperity this Chinese New Year.

    Location: Brightwood
 
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
 
elect_computer1 4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Radical Play Institute Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alexandra Remy   413-263-6843   aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you love video games? Have you ever wondered how video games interact with your life or what your gaming habits say about you as an individual? Have you ever wanted to explore the career options video games can offer? Join us at the library with UMASS Amherst professor TreaAndrea Russworm as we play and explore our way through these questions.

For ages 12-18, parental permission required.

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

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

All ages welcome!

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

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

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

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

Book & Craft Clubs    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
eth_chinese_lantern.GIF 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Chinese Lantern Craft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen Sulzycki   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Craft a lantern with us to celebrate the Chinese New Year- this is a special time to celebrate with friends and wish “good fortune” for the year ahead. We will be using jars and tissue paper to create a special light for you to bring home. May its red glow bring you health and prosperity this Chinese New Year. Suitable for ages 7-12.

    Location: Mason Square
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Community Police Team Sector A Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Magda Rodriguez   413-787-6359   Mrodriguez4@springfieldpolice.net
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Friday February 9, 2018 Go To Top
misc_chefshat 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Learn How to Make Chocolate Truffles Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come and indulge in a variety of chocolate--from milk to extra dark--while making your own chocolate truffles. Together we will make a variety of truffles for participants to take home. Be brave and try something news! Hot chocolate will be served compliments of the Friends of the Library.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

 

Yarnell    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM HCS Family Services Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kimberly West   413-523-3928   kimberlyw@headstart.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

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

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

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

This program is for adults.

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday February 10, 2018 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Girls Who Code Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to Publisher Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Create simple yet attractive flyers and brochures with Microsoft Publisher, a convenient destop publishing software package. We'll look at making multipage handouts and multifold brochures using Publisher's powerful templates and explore basic aspects of working with images, shapes, and more.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM City Soul Winter Market Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz O'Gilvie   413-244-5859   citysoulmarket@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Become a Special Education Surrogate Parent! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Danielle Hardin   617-399-8342   dhardin@fcsn.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Are you interested in supporting students in your community? You can help by volunteering to become a Special Education Surrogate Parent (SESP) for a student in state care that requires special education supports and whose parents are unknown or unavailable. These children depend on SESPs to protect their legal right to a free and appropriate education.

SESPs serve as appointed decision makers that have the legal authority of a parent or legal guardian to attend and participate in special education team meetings, approve or reject Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and if necessary, file complaints or appeals. On average, the time commitment is only 30-40 hours a year.

RTSC hosts FREE Orientation Trainings throughout the state where you will learn about the role of an SESP, how traumatic experiences can impact learning and how to incorporate the appropriate supports into the IEP. Register to attend this training or visit our website at www.fcsn.org/rtsc/ to view our current training schedule for other opportunities.  

Registration is required.

You can register online at http://fcsn.org/rtsc/orientations/ or contact Danielle Hardin at dhardin@fcsn.org or 617-399-8342. (PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR CONTACT PHONE NUMBER.)

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
misc_kapow.GIF 11:30 AM  -  2:30 PM Yugioh Tournament for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext.425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Yugioh fans can compete with other teens and older kids in a tournament using Monster Mash decks. There will be a pizza lunch for all and prizes for winners. Pre-registration is required. This is a Monster Mash tournament: All Monster Card decks only may be used. No spells or traps cards are allowed in your deck. Call 413-263-6828 ext.425 to register or for more information.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 16 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Galbreath   413 263 6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Saturday afternoon 12:00 - 2:30  p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 8 and up

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

Join us every Saturday for stories, songs, and a craft. No registration required. Ages 3-10, siblings welcome! 

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday February 11, 2018 Go To Top
ent_note 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Rotunda Rhythms Presents Judy Handler & Mark Levesque Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828, x221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Experience an exuberant celebration of cultures with this exceptional program of music from around the world for guitars and mandolin. Handler & Levesque blend Latin, gypsy, jazz, classical, and folk musics to create unique and expressive arrangements. Interested audience members are entered into the free raffle. Funding provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Friends of the Library. All ages.

    Location: Central Library Rotunda
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  5:00 PM League of Women Voters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Matys O'Connell   413-655-1837   SpringfieldLWV@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The League of Women Voters/Springfield holds its montly meeting. The public is invited.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Monday February 12, 2018 -  Saturday February 17, 2018 Go To Top
anim_dragon Dragon Puppet Craft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

In Chinese culture, it is said that dragons bring luck in the new year. Drop into the library during open hours to make your very own dancing dragon puppet for the Chinese New Year. Suitable for ages 5-12

    Location: Forest Park
Monday February 12, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Galbreath   413 263 6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Attention Lego enthusiasts!  Drop in on Mondays 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_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM I <3 Classic Movies: Roman Holiday Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Caitlin Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Mason Square Branch for a full week of swoon-worthy classic films.

On Monday, check out Roman Holiday. In this timeless classic, Audrey Hepburn is at her transcendent best as a sheltered princess who falls for an American newsman in Rome.

Popcorn will be served.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

Our peer-led support groups are available to women, men, individuals and couples currently struggling with infertility. This open forum enables you to meet others who are facing similar challenges, in a relaxed and confidential setting. Topics of discussion may include current treatment, dealing with friends & family, and coping strategies.

Group start time is 6:30.

http://www.resolvenewengland.org/support/#springfi    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday February 13, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maeleah Carlisle   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children.  Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
elect_computer3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Hi!Tech: Continuing with Computers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shadd Jamison   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This hands-on workshop builds on Getting Started with Computers by reviewing basic aspects of computer use including file management, text editing, and more. It is the perfect class for someone new to the computer but can use a mouse and the keyboard already. Completion of Getting Started with Computers is recommended. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. 18+

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Springfield
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

This month's selection is: The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu and Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts by Joshua Hammer (2016) nonfiction.

 

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM I <3 Classic Movies: West Side Story Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Caitlin Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Mason Square Branch for a full week of swoon-worthy classic films.

On Tuesday we'll show West Side Story. This romantic musical update of 'Romeo and Juliet' won ten Oscars. The tale of a turf war between rival teenage gangs in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen and the two lovers who cross battle lines has captivated audiences for four decades. The Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein score is just one of the reasons.

Popcorn will be served.

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Creator's Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alexandra Remy   413-531-5023   aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop in to the library for an after school arts and crafts session. Each month, a new arts and crafts project will be taught for participants to create and take home! Come create and discover something new!

Ages 12-18 welcome.

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

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 pm on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time!  This program is intended for ages 9 -18.

 

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

 

Let your imagination run wild!

    Location: Indian Orchard
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misc_none 4:30 PM  -  8:00 PM LWV Police Oversight Forum Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Matys O'Connell   610-295-3125   springfieldLWV@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

With the issue of reinstating a police commission in Springfield still unresolved, the League of Women Voters invites citizens to February forums to explore the options for civilian oversight of our police department. We will present various models from around the nation and use the National Issues Forums (NIF), format to offer the opportunity to join together to deliberate, to make choices with others about ways to approach this difficult issue, and to work toward creating reasoned public judgment to share with our elected officials.

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday February 14, 2018 Go To Top
anim_dragon Dragon Puppet Craft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

In Chinese culture, it is said that dragons bring luck in the new year. Drop into the library to make your very own dancing dragon puppet for the Chinese New Year. Suitable for ages 5-12

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  8:00 PM MassDEP VW Stakeholder Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Lyon   617-556-1101   susan.lyon@state.ma.us
   

Leadership Pioneer Valley Alumni

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) is holding a series of meetings across the Commonwealth to solicit input from the public on how to spend the funds the state will receive from the legal settlement with Volkswagen.

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

Join us for stories,songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft and playtime. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families.

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM I <3 Classic Movies: Casablanca Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Caitlin Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Mason Square Branch for a full week of swoon-worthy classic films.

Wednesday we'll screen CasablancaOne of the most beloved American films, this captivating wartime adventure of romance and intrigue from director Michael Curtiz defies standard categorization.

Popcorn will be served.

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

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
office_meeting1 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Advisory Board Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen Sulzycki   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Teen Advisory Board

Would you like to make changes at the library?
Join our Teen Advisory Board and share your ideas on improving teen programs, library materials, and everything else that will make our branch an even better place for young adults. The group is also a fun way to meet new friends, get community service hours and build your resume! Light refreshments will be served.
If you are interested in joining Mason Square TAB, attend an upcoming meeting or contact Librarian Ellen Sulzycki at esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org or 413-263-6853.
Come talk about things YOU would like to see happen in the library, such as advising on which books and media to purchase for young adults, as well as brainstorming different ideas for programs.
Second Wednesday of every month, with some exceptions.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
rec_chess_knight 5:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Game Night for Grown Ups Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828, x221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop-by Wellman Hall and enjoy any one of many different games and puzzles. Bring a friend, or make a new one while playing chess, Scrabble, dominoes, or checkers. For those who prefer playing alone, the library will have sheets of brainteasers you can use such as word find and crossword puzzles, suduko, and even a set of coloring books to complete. Bring your library card as you'll need that to check-out the items while in use. 18+

    Location: Central Library
 
misc_kapow.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Comic Book Creation for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Theresa Boulrice   413-263-6836   tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you love comic books, graphic novels or webcomics? Did you ever want to create your own? Whether you are an artist or a writer, come work on your project with fellow enthusiasts. Prompts will be provided to help your creative juices. There will also be opportunities for writers and artists to team up to create stories together and, occasionally, guest artists and writers will visit. Snacks will be provided. For ages 11-18.

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

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

 

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday February 15, 2018 Go To Top
anim_dragon Dragon Puppet Craft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood Library   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

In Chinese culture, it is said that dragons bring luck in the new year. Drop into the library to make your very own dancing dragon puppet for the Chinese New Year. Suitable for ages 5-12

    Location: Brightwood
 
anim_dragon Dragon Puppet Craft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen Sulzycki   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

In Chinese culture, it is said that dragons bring luck in the new year. Drop into the library to make your very own dancing dragon puppet for the Chinese New Year. Suitable for ages 5-12

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM I <3 Classic Movies: For the Love of Ivy Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Caitlin Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Mason Square Branch for a full week of swoon-worthy classic films.

On Thursday we'll show For the Love of Ivy. In this romantic comedy by Sidney Poitier, a drifting gambler falls in love with Ivy Moore, the maid for the Austin family who is being driven crazy by her employers

 

Popcorn will be served.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
eth_chinese_lantern.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Chinese Lantern Craft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Hrobsky   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrate the Year of the Dog with this cute lantern. May its red glow bring you health and prosperity this Chinese New Year.

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

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

    Location: Brightwood
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elect_computer1 4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Radical Play Institute Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alexandra Remy   413-263-6843   aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you love video games? Have you ever wondered how video games interact with your life or what your gaming habits say about you as an individual? Have you ever wanted to explore the career options video games can offer? Join us at the library with UMASS Amherst professor TreaAndrea Russworm as we play and explore our way through these questions.

For ages 12-18, parental permission required.

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

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

All ages welcome!

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

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

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

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

Book & Craft Clubs    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM WMBNA Nurses meeting Nurses Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Mistivar   413-992-7106   amistivar@stcc.edu
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This meeting will provide nurses with an opportunity to learn about the Western Mass Black nurses in the community.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Community Police Team Sector F Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Magda Rodriguez   413-787-6359   Mrodriguez4@springfieldpolice.net
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday February 16, 2018 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

 

Yarnell    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM I <3 Classic Movies: Pillow Talk Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Caitlin Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Mason Square Branch for a full week of swoon-worthy classic films.

On Friday we'll show Pillow Talk. When telephone lines are crossed, complete strangers meet and fall in love. Split screen sequences and songs spice up this light romantic comedy starring Doris Day and Rock Hudson.

Popcorn will be served.

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday February 17, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Let's Read and Create Art Together Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Johnston   413-263-6828 x 293   jjohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to Excel Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel, the world's leading desktop spreadsheet. Excel is used both at home and in the office to help with a wide range of personal and business management services including basic bookkeeping and accounting, to maintaining mailing lists and more. Skill with a keyboard and mouse is needed for success in this adult workshop. Light refreshments, compliments of the Friends of the Library, will be provided.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
   
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  2:30 PM Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority,Inc. Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shanekha Young   413-221-7098   Malaya114@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Informational Workshop

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Galbreath   413 263 6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Saturday afternoon 12:00 - 2:30  p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 8 and up

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
eth_chinese_lantern.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chinese Lantern Craft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Galbreath   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Craft a lantern with us to celebrate the Chinese New Year- this is a special time to celebrate with friends and wish “good fortune” for the year ahead. We will be using jars and tissue paper to create a special light for you to bring home. May its red glow bring you health and prosperity this Chinese New Year. Suitable for ages 7-12.

    Location: Indian Orchard 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   
   

Join us every Saturday for stories, songs, and a craft. No registration required. Ages 3-10, siblings welcome! 

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Tahirah For Congress Community Listening Tour Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kamali Bey   413-206-9839   tahirahaw@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Candidate for the First Congressional District, Attorney Tahirah Amatul-Wadud of Springfield, is inviting the community to offer feedback on what they believe are the pressing issues facing us today. Input is welcomed on all issues, including experiences with Medicare, Social Security, thoughts on health care, immigration, drug policy and criminal justice and the building a strong and hopeful community for the district's children. 

This event is free and open to the public. For planning purposes RSVP's are requested. 

This event is paid for by the Committee to Elect Tahirah Amatul-Wadud, Yasmin Tempro Treasurer. 

https://www.TahirahForCongress.com    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Monday February 19, 2018 Go To Top
misc_lincoln Presidents' 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 Presidents' Day.

Locations and Hours    
    Location: All Library Locations
Tuesday February 20, 2018 -  Saturday February 24, 2018 Go To Top
rec_hotairballoon 12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chocolate Break Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jinnie Trabulsi   4132636828   jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The Children's Room will be offering chocolate-themed activities during Spring Break week from the Springfield Public Schools. During open hours. Ages 3-12.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday February 20, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maeleah Carlisle   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children.  Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
elect_computer3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Hi!Tech: Introduction to the Web Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shadd Jamison   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Develop the skill you need to explore and use the web confidently and competently. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is needed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. 18+

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
misc_thread 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Drop-in Sewing Crafts for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext.425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop by Teen Central and try your hand at some fun sewing crafts. Make a glove zombie, sock puppet, cat toy, potpourri sachet, or other simple project. For ages 11 and up.

    Location: Central Library - Rice Hall
 
rec_Scrabble 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Library Games - Family and Friends Game Day Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen Sulzycki   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Enjoy time with family and friends over February vacation. Play all your old favorites and some new exciting ones! Many board games to choose from. Snacks will be served. This is an all ages event.

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

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

Ages 12-19 welcome.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
ent_sock_puppet.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Sock Puppets for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come and make a sock puppet with us! We'll give a brief simple sewing lesson and provide all the materials you need. Make a zombie sock puppet. Make a sock puppet that looks just like your pet. Turn your favorite fictional character into a sock puppet - the possibilities are endless! For teens 11-19.

    Location: East Springfield
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Emma Peterson   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 pm on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time!  This program is intended for ages 9 -18.

 

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

 

Let your imagination run wild!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM LWV Police Oversight Forum Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Matys O'Connell   610-295-3125   springfieldLWV@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

With the issue of reinstating a police commission in Springfield still unresolved, the League of Women Voters invites citizens to February forums to explore the options for civilian oversight of our police department. We will present various models from around the nation and use the National Issues Forums (NIF), format to offer the opportunity to join together to deliberate, to make choices with others about ways to approach this difficult issue, and to work toward creating reasoned public judgment to share with our elected officials.

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

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

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

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday February 21, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Urban League Grandparent's Inservice Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andrew Cade   413-262-1429   andrew6503@aol.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Cade    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

Join us for stories,songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft and playtime. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families.

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_smiley 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Library Games - Skill Toys Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext.425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Can you juggle? How about yo-yo? Learn to impress your friends by learning various unique skills while having fun playing with toys! Virtual and in-person instruction. Ages 10 and up.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
misc_star_white_in_red 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Button Making for Teens at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Galbreath   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make a statement with buttons you've made yourself using the library's button maker. For teens ages 11 and up. Supplies are limited so come early.

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
ent_guitar01 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Library Games - Wii Gaming Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen Sulzycki   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Chill and play video games on our Nintendo Wii system. Rock Band, Just Dance, and everything Mario is waiting for you. Snacks will be served. This event is teens only.

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

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

 

 

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

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

    Location: East Springfield
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misc_thread 4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Drop-in Sewing Crafts for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext.425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop by Teen Central and try your hand at some fun sewing crafts. Make a glove zombie, sock puppet, cat toy, potpourri sachet, or other simple project. For ages 11 and up.

    Location: Central Library - Rice Hall
 
anim_paw 5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM Zoo on the Go Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maureen Tipton   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Zoo on the Go, during school vacation week. Meet special live animals from Forest Park Zoo and learn about each animal and what makes them unique and special.

 

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

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

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
rec_chess_knight 5:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Game Night for Grown Ups Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828, x221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop-by Wellman Hall and enjoy any one of many different games and puzzles. Bring a friend, or make a new one while playing chess, Scrabble, dominoes, or checkers. For those who prefer playing alone, the library will have sheets of brainteasers you can use such as word find and crossword puzzles, suduko, and even a set of coloring books to complete. Bring your library card as you'll need that to check-out the items while in use. 18+

    Location: Central Library
 
misc_globe 6:15 PM  -  7:45 PM The Rise of ISIS and the Dangers Ahead Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reggie Wilson   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

A news columnist wrote that “the fight against radical Islamic terrorists and ISIS has been called the war of our times.”  What conditions led to the formation of ISIS in the Middle East?  What are the goals of ISIS?  Why should we be seriously concerned?  Join us for a lecture and discussion on the United States' relations with ISIS.  American International College International Business Chair Professor Gary Lefort will be the featured speaker, and refreshments are compliments of the Friends of the Library.  *Note: Snow date February 22

    Location: Sixteen Acres
        There are 10 spaces available.
Thursday February 22, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6828   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
food_grocery 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM No Cooking Cooking Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a cooking class that will show you how healthy eating can make you feel better and still be delicious. Best of all, you don’t need a stove or a microwave to make these tasty treats. And of course, after we learn to make these dishes…we eat them! For teens ages 11- 19.

    Location: East Springfield
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_thread 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Drop-in Sewing Crafts for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext.425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop by Teen Central and try your hand at some fun sewing crafts. Make a glove zombie, sock puppet, cat toy, potpourri sachet, or other simple project. For ages 11 and up.

    Location: Central Library - Rice Hall
 
school_chemistry2 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM MadLab: Brushbots Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Hrobsky   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Assemble a brushbot from readily available materials while supplies last. What can you design? What will it do? For elementary school ager children, ages 5 - 12.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_star_white_in_red 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Library Games - Skill Toys Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen Sulzycki   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Can you juggle? How about yo-yo? Learn to impress your friends by learning various unique skills while having fun playing with toys! Virtual and in-person instruction. Ages 10 and up.

    Location: Mason Square 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
 
elect_computer1 4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Radical Play Institute Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alexandra Remy   413-263-6843   aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you love video games? Have you ever wondered how video games interact with your life or what your gaming habits say about you as an individual? Have you ever wanted to explore the career options video games can offer? Join us at the library with UMASS Amherst professor TreaAndrea Russworm as we play and explore our way through these questions.

For ages 12-18, parental permission required.

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

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

All ages welcome!

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

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

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

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

Book & Craft Clubs    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Community Conversation with City Councilor Jesse Lederman Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: City Councilor Jesse Lederman   413-285-3041   CouncilorLederman@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Community forum to be held to provide an opportunity for area residents to meet with City Councilor Jesse Lederman and other elected officials. 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
ent_note 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Mason Square Jazz Fest Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Caitlin Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This Thursday the Mason Square Branch will transform from quiet library to concert hall. There will be music, amplified, so put down your paperback and join us for some live jazz!

5:30 p.m.: Reception. Local music legend and educator, Billy Arnold, will present his new book, "So, You Want to Be A Musician?"

6:00 p.m.: The Billy Arnold Trio, featuring Billy Arnold on drums, Chris Bakriges on piano, and Jimmy Daggs on bass

7:00 p.m.: The Khalif Neville Trio, featuring Khalif Neville on keyboard, Ian Haus on drums, and Hiroyuki Shido on bass

William E. Arnold, Jr. was born into a family of six in South Bend, Indiana. He started playing bongo drums at the age of 15 and became known as “Bongo Bill.” At 16, he started playing the drums and became known as “Mr. Clean” when he started his career playing with Motown recording artist “Junior Walker and the All Stars.” Billy credits his experiences in the U.S. Army Band as being his “college-conservatory” training. Billy has played with such Jazz greats as Teddy Wilson and Charlie Ventura.

Khalif's musical heritage runs deep; born into the first family of New Orleans music, the Nevilles have long been recognized as ambassadors for the city’s distinctive style of funk, soul and R&B. Khalif spent the first few years of his life steeping in the Crescent City's cultural gumbo, then moved to Western Massachusetts where he began voraciously studying music with his father, Charles Neville. Now in his early twenties, Khalif has earned his stripes as an accomplished pianist, composer, lyricist, and torch bearer of the New Orleans tradition.

Refreshments will be provided at the reception.

 

 

 

    Location: Mason Square
Friday February 23, 2018 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_Scrabble 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Board Game Favorites for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Emma Peterson   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come play some of your favorite board games at the library and hang out with other teens!  We'll have lots of classics including Uno, Trouble, and Yahtzee as well as a few you may not have tried yet. For ages 11-19.

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

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

 

Yarnell    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
misc_kapow.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Wakanda and Beyond: A Celebration of Black Superheroes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

To celebrate the release of Marvel's Black Panther film and Black History Month, East Springfield will host a day of activities and crafts that highlight black superheroes in film and in comics. Test your knowledge in our trivia contest. Create your own black superhero. Find your favorite heroes in our scavenger hunt.  Enjoy snacks. Check out our collection of comic titles that highlight characters such as Luke Cage, Storm, Green Lantern, Black Panther, and many others. For teens 11-19.

    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_puzzle_piece 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Library Games - Escape the Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen Sulzycki   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Work as a team to solve challenging puzzles and riddles before time runs out. Be prepared to think on your feet and make sure your register early (if you dare.)

This event is for teens only.

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
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Saturday February 24, 2018 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to PowerPoint Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

MS PowerPoint is everywhere! This powerful software package is used at home and at work for organizing slides and photos, and helping people give great presentations. In this hands-on workshop, we'll make multipaged, basic PowerPoint files complete with edited images and enhanced with stylish templates giving you the skill needed for success with this popular program. This class is for adults with keyboard and mouse skills. Light refreshments, compliments of the Friends of the Library, will be provided. Led by Matthew

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  2:00 PM Ward 6 Dems' Caucus to Elect Delegates to State Convention Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matt Szafranski   413-335-2536   ward6demsspfd@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

On June 2, Democrats from around the State will gather to nominate candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and secretary of state.* This is your opportunity to help decide who voters will choose from in the September primary. Join us February 24 for our annual caucus to elect delegates to the State Democratic Convention in Worcester.

All registered Dems in Ward 6 are welcome to vote and run for delegate to the convention. You can find your ward here.

Ward 6 elects 12 delegate (6 men and women each) and 4 alternates (2 men and women each). Youth, minority, LGBT & handicap and those w/ diabilities encouraged to participate. Those who will be 18 on or before September 18, 2018 can participate. Information will be available about add-on seats for those not elected, but still interested in attending the convention as a delegate. Full rules available here on the State Party Website

Doors will open at 11:45AM and the caucus shall begin no earlier than 12:15PM. For more info, check out our Facebook event.

*Contested offices are current as of 1/5/18

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

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Saturday afternoon 12:00 - 2:30  p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 8 and up

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

Join us every Saturday for stories, songs, and a craft. No registration required. Ages 3-10, siblings welcome! 

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday February 26, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Galbreath   413 263 6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Attention Lego enthusiasts!  Drop in on Mondays for freestyle building, meeting new friends, and browsing the library's many Lego themed books.  This program is ideal for children ages 5-10, but all are welcome.  Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday February 27, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maeleah Carlisle   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children.  Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
elect_computer3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Hi!Tech: Beyond the Basics - Introduction to Social Media Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Hodge-Wetherbee   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Facebook, Twitter, and other social media has changed the way we play, socialize, and do business. Enjoy this overview of how they work to see why they matter to you and everyone. Having an active email account will let you take full advantage of this mid-level workshop. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is needed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. 18+

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Springfield
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

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

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 pm on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time!  This program is intended for ages 9 -18.

 

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

 

Let your imagination run wild!

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday February 28, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BYOB Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

Join us for stories,songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft and playtime. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families.

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

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
school_microscope 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Series of Unfortunate Events Party Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Theresa Boulrice   413-263-6836   tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
   

 

If, you enjoy hunting dastardly villains, exploring strange topics like puttanesca sauce or herpetology, and learning new words (like dastardly) come to the East Forest Park Library where we will be serving peculiar treats and hot chocolate, and offering small prizes for those who risk coming. Be warned, you are in danger of having a good time! Children | 8-12

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Springfield Food Policy Council Film Series 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.

The Springfield Food Policy Council presents an episode of the PBS Food Forward series to be followed by a panel and audience discussion.  Light refreshments.

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

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.

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

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

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

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
rec_chess_knight 5:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Game Night for Grown Ups Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828, x221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop-by Wellman Hall and enjoy any one of many different games and puzzles. Bring a friend, or make a new one while playing chess, Scrabble, dominoes, or checkers. For those who prefer playing alone, the library will have sheets of brainteasers you can use such as word find and crossword puzzles, suduko, and even a set of coloring books to complete. Bring your library card as you'll need that to check-out the items while in use. 18+

    Location: Central Library
Thursday March 1, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6828   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

This month the Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss When Breath Becomes Air.

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

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

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

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

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

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



Location: Central Library - Rice Hall

    Location: Central Library
 
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
 
elect_computer1 4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Radical Play Institute Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alexandra Remy   413-263-6843   aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you love video games? Have you ever wondered how video games interact with your life or what your gaming habits say about you as an individual? Have you ever wanted to explore the career options video games can offer? Join us at the library with UMASS Amherst professor TreaAndrea Russworm as we play and explore our way through these questions.

For ages 12-18, parental permission required.

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

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

All ages welcome!

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

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

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

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

Book & Craft Clubs    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM WalkBike Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betsy Johnson   413-301-5387   betsy@bgjohnson.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Monthly meeting of WalkBike Springfield, residents working to improve conditions for walking and bicycling in Springfield

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday March 2, 2018 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

 

Yarnell    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Exploration for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Galbreath   413 263 6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday March 3, 2018 -  Sunday April 29, 2018 Go To Top
rec_painters_palette.GIF Art Central: The Paintings of Noreen Acconcio Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828, x221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Now showing for the months of March and April are the paintings of Noreen Acconcio. Retired from the Springfield Public Schools, Ms. Acconcio utilizes watercolor to create still lifes and seascapes rich with color and imagination. Join her and others for a public reception on Sunday March 4th to announce the show's opening.

    Location: Central Library
Saturday March 3, 2018 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Galbreath   413 263 6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Saturday afternoon 12:00 - 2:30  p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 8 and up

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_paintpalette 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Artist's Way Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Phyllis St. George   413-531-5023   
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist's Way, by Julia Cameron in a thirteen-week series. Each week participants review a chapter of the book and respond with written and spoken exercises. The Artist's Way develops new and aspiring artists by sharpening the artist-spiritual connection, and promises to be a highly personal and exciting journey for those who participate.

 

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch Bunch at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Join us every Saturday for stories, songs, and a craft. No registration required. Ages 3-10, siblings welcome! 

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday March 4, 2018 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Reception for The Paintings of Noreen Acconcio Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828, x221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join Springfield artist Noreen Acconcio in this public reception for her new art show now on display at Art Central through the end of April. The reception will include free refreshments and raffle of one of her art pieces for all of those who attend. Funding provided by the generosity of of the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Central Library
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Activism that Works Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lily Lombard   413-461-1363   registration@truthschool.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Trainer Betsy Leondar-Wright  will share 5 criteria for what makes public action effective. The criteria are drawn from research as well as her own social justice movement involvement over many years. Together the group will evaluate resistance efforts now in progress. Participants will leave with idea for action steps.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Monday March 5, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Galbreath   413 263 6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Attention Lego enthusiasts!  Drop in on Mondays 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 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM RED Subcommittee Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katie Byrne   617-312-7926   katie.byrne@state.ma.us
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Monthly subcommittee meeting for Hampden County JDAI RED group

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_bookpurple 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Fun with Pinkalicious and Peterrific Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Haydee Hodis   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you love Pinkalicious and her loyal brother Peter? Join us for a read-aloud of the original Pinkalicious book as well as the new book Peterrific. Storytime will be followed by a freestyle building project using recycled materials AND a freestyle pink craft. We'll use the power of imagination to learn and play - just like Pinkalicious and Peter!  Ideal for ages 3-7 but all are welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by a supervising adult. 

    Location: Brightwood
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
rec_legoguy 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM LEGO Club: Forest Park Brickyard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Hrobsky   413-263-6843   
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Social Etiquette on the Rise Info Session Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stephanie Burgess   413-883-7686   stephanieburgess33@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This is a youth enrichment program open to all youth aged 11-16 yrs old.

 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Tuesday March 6, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Promoting Integrated Literacy Learning in Grades 4–12 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tracey Martineau   413-519-8426   tmartineau@doe.mass.edu
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Network meeting for educators to deepen their knowledge of the 2017 ELA frameworks.

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

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children.  Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
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misc_earth 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Mad Science Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jinnie Trabulsi   413-263-6828   jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

STEM education for grades 1 & 2 (ages 5-8). The program is designed to expose children to many different branches of science. Specific sessions include earth science, atmospheric science, botony, animal biology, human biology, chemistry, astronomy, and engineering.



Location: Central Library

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

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

Calling All Teens.  Here's your chance to meet regularly the first Tuesday of the month to share ideas about improving library programming for teens and tweens, plan events, book discussions, give input for materials selection and other fun activities.  Light refreshments will be served. For ages 11-18

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

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 pm on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time!  This program is intended for ages 9 -18.

 

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

 

Let your imagination run wild!

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

Hooks, pins, and spacers, Oh My!  Design and create earrings or a bracelet using findings, beads, wire and elastic. This workshop is best suited for ages 9-19, however children 7-9 who are accompanied by an adult are welcome. First Tuesday of the month through June 2018.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
    Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
rec_chess_knight 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday March 7, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM BYOB Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

Join us for stories,songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft and playtime. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families.

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
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misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Active Parenting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Megan Walsh   413-787-6959   walshme@springfieldpublicschools.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Home City Families is facilitating a 4-week parenting workshop series for parents with children under 5 years old.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
elect_computer3 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Hi!Tech: Getting Started with Computers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Vickie Palmatier   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
    Registration will begin on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
anim_dog1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Read to Momo: a Dog Who Loves to Listen Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maeleah Carlisle   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

 

 

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

Teen Advisory Board

Would you like to make changes at the library?
Join our Teen Advisory Board and share your ideas on improving teen programs, library materials, and everything else that will make our branch an even better place for young adults. The group is also a fun way to meet new friends, get community service hours and build your resume! Light refreshments will be served.
If you are interested in joining Mason Square TAB, attend an upcoming meeting or contact Librarian Ellen Sulzycki at esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org or 413-263-6853.
Come talk about things YOU would like to see happen in the library, such as advising on which books and media to purchase for young adults, as well as brainstorming different ideas for programs.
Second Wednesday of every month, with some exceptions.

 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_paintpalette 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Adventures in Art Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Caitin Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you want to be a creator? A maker? An artist?

Art After School is a six-week art program for 4th and 5th graders. Using techniques learned while studying at Bennington College, artist and educator Ryan Jobb will teach kids to create artworks using a variety of mediums. Projects, such as drawing from sound, drawing with rubbings, creating an alternate artist identity, and more, emphasize the importance of creation, imagination, and creativity over the need to create a finished product.

Participants are welcome to come over with their parent or guardian right after school. We'll serve snacks from 3:30 to 4:00

Ryan will start the art lesson at 4:00

Space is limited, so sign up early!

This is a children's program

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Foster Care Informational Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Jones   413-452-3396   Deborah.Jones@state.ma.us
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Department of Children and Families-informational meeting for anyone would like information on being a foster parent with DCF.  Public Welcome, no registration is required. 

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

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

Library Commissioners    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 5:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Game Night for Grown Ups Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828, x221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop-by Wellman Hall and enjoy any one of many different games and puzzles. Bring a friend, or make a new one while playing chess, Scrabble, dominoes, or checkers. For those who prefer playing alone, the library will have sheets of brainteasers you can use such as word find and crossword puzzles, suduko, and even a set of coloring books to complete. Bring your library card as you'll need that to check-out the items while in use. 18+

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

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

For our next meeting we will be discussing The Witch's Daughter by Paula Brackston.                                               

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday March 8, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6828   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM National Woman and Girls HIV Awareness Day Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rev. Will Naylor   413-271-4197   willnaylor604@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

New North Citzens Council Inc Deborah Hunt Health and Education Center will be hosting this educational event

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

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

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

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

All ages welcome!

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

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

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

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

Book & Craft Clubs    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Community Police Team Sector A Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Magda Rodriguez   413-787-6359   Mrodriguez4@springfieldpolice.net
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Friday March 9, 2018 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

 

Yarnell    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
lib_bookpurple 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Fun with Pinkalicious and Peterrific Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you love Pinkalicious and her loyal brother Peter? Join us for a read-aloud of the original Pinkalicious book as well as the new book Peterrific. Storytime will be followed by a freestyle building project using recycled materials AND a freestyle pink craft. We'll use the power of imagination to learn and play - just like Pinkalicious and Peter!  Ideal for ages 3-7 but all are welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by a supervising adult. 

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
misc_handshake 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Register to Work at MGM! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

This program is for adults.

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday March 10, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM City Soul Winter Market Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz O'Gilvie   413-244-5859   citysoulmarket@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Galbreath   413 263 6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Saturday afternoon 12:00 - 2:30  p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 8 and up

    Location: Indian Orchard
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rec_paintpalette 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Artist's Way Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Phyllis St. George   413-531-5023   
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book The Artist's Way, by Julia Cameron in a thirteen-week series. Each week participants review a chapter of the book and respond with written and spoken exercises. The Artist's Way develops new and aspiring artists by sharpening the artist-spiritual connection, and promises to be a highly personal and exciting journey for those who participate.

 

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
lib_bookpurple 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Fun with Pinkalicious and Peterrific Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trish LaBroad   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you love Pinkalicious and her loyal brother Peter? Join us for a read-aloud of the original Pinkalicious book as well as the new book Peterrific. Storytime will be followed by a freestyle building project using recycled materials AND a freestyle pink craft. We'll use the power of imagination to learn and play - just like Pinkalicious and Peter!  Ideal for ages 3-7, but all are welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by a supervising adult.

    Location: East Springfield
        There are 19 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us every Saturday for stories, songs, and a craft. No registration required. Ages 3-10, siblings welcome! 

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday March 11, 2018 Go To Top
ent_note 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Rotunda Rhythms Songs from the Heart Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828, x221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

You're in for a treat with the exciting music of Kat, Merrill, and Faith. Three rising talents from the greater Springfield area, Kat, Faith, and Merrill impress with skill and style.  Playing both covers and originals, they accompany themselves on guitar or keyboard to offer a soulful mix of pop-rock songs sure to please. All in attendance can enter the free raffle. Funding provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Friends of the Library. All ages.

    Location: Central Library Rotunda
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  5:00 PM League of Women Voters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Matys O'Connell   610-295-3125   springfieldLWV@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The League of Women Voters/Springfield holds its montly meeting. The public is invited.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Monday March 12, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Galbreath   413 263 6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Attention Lego enthusiasts!  Drop in on Mondays for freestyle building, meeting new friends, and browsing the library's many Lego themed books.  This program is ideal for children ages 5-10, but all are welcome.  Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

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

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Infertility Support Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erin Chrusciel   413-348-0505   erin@erinchrusciel.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

Our peer-led support groups are available to women, men, individuals and couples currently struggling with infertility. This open forum enables you to meet others who are facing similar challenges, in a relaxed and confidential setting. Topics of discussion may include current treatment, dealing with friends & family, and coping strategies.

Group start time is 6:30.

 

http://www.resolvenewengland.org/support/#springfi    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday March 13, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info