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Monday September 1, 2014 Go To Top
misc_usflag Labor Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

 


 

    Location: All Library Locations
Tuesday September 2, 2014 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Indian Orchard Lego Questers for Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Become a LEGO Quester by completing 52 LEGO Quests (or build your own!). Open to children ages 7-12. Space is limited to 15 Questers. Meets Tuesdays from 4-5 pm.

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday September 3, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime at Mason Square Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
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: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
   
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM East Springfield Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

The East Springfield Book Group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at noon at the East Springfield Branch Library, 21 Osborne Terrace. In this informal roundtable, members talk about what they're reading and share recommendations in any genre. Join us and widen your book-reading horizons! For more information, contact the branch.


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM SNAP Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Ziemba   413-247-9738, x150   bethz@foodbankwma.org
   

SNAP application assistance sponsored by The Food Bank of Western MA. 

    Location: Forest Park
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Story Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m., September 3 – October 29, ages 2-4

HELLO! HOLA! Would your children like to join our young bilingual story club, English-Spanish? We’ll be meeting on Wednesdays from 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm beginning April 2, 2014. Bring your little ones to the library to sing, dance, play, and meet new friends. Best of all participants will have the opportunity to listen to some very good stories! This new 30-minutes program is appropriate for children 2 – 4 years old, accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Please call 413-263-6805 to sign up. See you at the library!

HOLA! HELLO! Le gustaria que sus niños participen en el Club de lectura bilingue, English-Español?. Vamos a reunirnos los Miercoles de 1:30 – 2:00 pm empezando el 2 de Abril. Traiga a sus niñitos a la biblioteca a cantar, bailar, jugar y conocer nuevos amiguitos. Lo mas importante es que los participantes tendran la oportunidad de escucharan cuentos muy buenos. Este nuevo programa de 30 minutos es apropiado para niños de 2 a 4 años de edad, acompañados de un padre o su niñera. Para registrarse, por favor llame al 413-263-6805. Nos vemos en la biblioteca!

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Lego Lounge Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the library to have fun and build incredible creations with Legos! Every Wednesday from August 6 through September 24. Ages 7-12.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
office_meeting1 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Library Commissioners Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carol   413-263-6828 x290   
   

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

Library Commission    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
office_pencil 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Fiction Writing Group for Adults and Young Adults Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join a new group of fiction writers seeking inspiration or encouragement for projects they are working on. Prompts will be provided along with a friendly critiquing environment. Meets monthly on the first Wednesday from 6 – 7:30 pm at the East Forest Park Branch.

 

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday September 4, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luis Manzi   413-747-0090, x201   lmanzi@newnorthcc.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_bookman 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Brightwood Branch Library for our weekly Minecraft Club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Participants need to have a Minecraft account. Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
        There are 4 spaces available.
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rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Do you want to learn to knit or crochet, or need help with a yarn project you have started? Bring a pair of #8 or #9 needles and a ball of worsted weight yarn, or a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook and a ball of worsted weight yarn to the Forest Park Branch Library and our talented volunteer, Lynn, will help you. Teens, adults and families are encouraged to stop in and give it a try! You'll be able to check out new items at the Library as well as visit with others interested in the crafts of knitting and crocheting. It's great for beginning or advanced knitters. The "Knit-n-More" group meets Thursdays from 5 -6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Anne at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Forum for Latino Mothers Regarding Anti-Harassment and Sex Education Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nakia Dewberry   917-744-7557   nakia@verdantmulticulturalmedia.com
   

Forum sponsored by Verdant Multicultural Media. Principal speaker: Natalie Munoz. Not a library sponsored event. 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday September 5, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday September 6, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM NACA Homebuyer Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jacqueline Maldonado   413-788-6220 ext. 0   jmaldonado@naca.com
   

Not a library sponsored event.  Principal speaker: Michelle Mitchell.

Location: Central Library Community Room.

 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Saturday Stories and Snacks at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Moms and Dads, sons and daughters, and family members of all kinds, join Miss Meg in the Children’s Room for stories and yummy snacks (and coffee for the adults). For ages 3-5. Space is limited so preregistration is encouraged; call 413-263-6846.

September 6, October 18, November 8, and December 20.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Community Enrichment/Alpha Kappa Alpha Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rhonda M. Brace   413-627-6127   RMBHATHOR@aol.com
   

The Community Enrichment, Inc., and Xi Xi Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority are hosting this meeting to discuss present and future programs. This is not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Writers Series: Finding Your Voice Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This workshop is a fun introduction to writing beyond grammar, spelling, and punctuation. The participants write free form from prompts given by the workshop leader who is trained in the Amherst Writers and Artists' philosophy of running workshops.  Emphasis is on finding a writer’s unique voice using the free form exercises.  This workshop is great for the novice and the experienced, and also for those where English is a second language.

Writers Series    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday September 7, 2014 Go To Top
z_cust_libgraphic 12:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Central Library Open on Sundays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Central Library
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Classical High School 50th Reunion Planning Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Harry Hersh   508-397-0020   hhersh@comcast.net
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Monday September 8, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wee Ones Storytime at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come enjoy some stories, songs, and fun rhymes. Recommended for children 1-2 years old and their parents and/or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6846 to preregister.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
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elect_computer3 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Computer Basics at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

Computer Basics:  This hands on workshop for beginners will review the basics of keyboarding and mousing, and introduce additional aspects of basic computing.  Learn about icons, files, and how to save documents during a small group session tailored to your questions about how to get started with computers.  Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle.

    Location: Indian Orchard
        There is 1 space available.
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in between 3 and 5 pm on Mondays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
 
misc_none 6:15 PM  -  8:00 PM Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joanna Doyle   781-879-2926   jdoyle@clarendonfdc.org
   

Clarendon Early Education Services training. Principal speaker: Joanna Doyle.  Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday September 9, 2014 Go To Top
misc_vote.gif 6:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Primary Elections Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

The Forest Park Community Room will be used as a polling place for the primary election. Polls open at 6:30 am; voting begins at 7 am.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
misc_vote.gif 6:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Primary Elections Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

The Library Express at Pine Point will be used as a polling place for the primary election. Polls open at 6:30 am; voting begins at 7 am.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
misc_vote.gif 6:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Primary Elections Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

The Mason Square Community Room will be used as a polling place for the primary election. Polls open at 6:30 am; voting begins at 7 am.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Stories at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Share rhymes, songs and stories with your baby, 0 - 17 months old, during this 20 minute lapsit program. Time to visit and play will follow.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Noon Hour Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris Kasputis   413-263-6828 x442   ckasputis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

This month's selection is The Death of Santini: the Story of a Father and His Son (non-fiction) by Pat Conroy (2013).
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM State Rehabilitation Council Quarterly Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elaine McHugh   617-204-3665   
   

Meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in between 3 and 5 pm on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

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

Learn how to make a tasty afterschool snack!

This program is for tweens and teens. While supplies last.

Forest Park    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
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lib_book01 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Back to School: Composition Book Cover Craft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Using various styles of composition note books, fabric, paper, buttons, elastic hair bands, liquid stitch and other materials, teens and tweens will have fun creating a unique composition book cover for school and home.  This is a no-sew craft. Call the branch or stop in to register.

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

Become a LEGO Quester by completing 52 LEGO Quests (or build your own!). Open to children 7-12. Space is limited to 15 Questers. Tuesdays from 4-5pm.

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday September 10, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
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: Sixteen Acres   413-263-858   epterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
   
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Monthly District Meeting of the SPS Librarians Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachele Centore   413-787-7447   centorer@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Monthly District meeting of the Springfield Public Schools Librarians. Not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_book01 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Back to School: Composition Book Cover Craft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Using various styles of composition note books, fabric, paper, buttons, elastic hair bands, liquid stitch and other materials teens and tweens will have fun creating a unique composition book cover for school and home.  This is a no-sew craft. Call 413-263-6828 ext 425 to preregister.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_games 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Gaming, Unplugged! at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Board games galore- such as Apples to Apples, Settlers of Catan, Candyland, Chess and more! Play games of luck from your childhood, or games of strategy, or perhaps try a new game.  Drop in with your friends. Space is limited so come early!

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Lego Lounge Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the library to have fun and build incredible creations with Legos! Every Wednesday from August 6 through September 24. Ages 7-12.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community Forum Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Angelina Ramirez   413-781-5555   aramirez@stavros.org
   

Forum for Massachusetts Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing sponsored by the Stavros Center for Independent Living.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Pajama Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

All ages welcome to come and enjoy stories and songs in their pajamas. Stuffed animals also welcome.

 On September 10th we'll kick off the storytime series with a stuffed animal sleepover following the story. Leave your stuffed animal at the library overnight, so they can enjoy a sleepover with their stuffed animal friends. We'll see what stuffed animal hijinks our cameras pick up through the night!

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Express Yourself: Collage-making for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

 Join other teens and tweens for a fun, informal collage-making session. A collage—an artwork that is made by gluing pictures, scraps of fabric, or other items to a flat surface—is a great way to express your thoughts, feelings, and opinions. All supplies will be provided, but you are invited to bring your own photos, magazine clippings, pieces of fabric, or unique creative materials. For ages 10-19. Sign up online or call the branch to register.

 

East Forest Park    
    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 14 spaces available.
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM GOLD Cohort Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cindy Hutcheson   413-374-6331   chutcheson@valleyopp.com
   

Training educators in use of the GOLD online assessment tool. Preschool Enrichment Team training ECE teachers in GOLD assessment. Not library sponsored. 

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Thursday September 11, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM SPA Quarterly City-Wide Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jeff Welch   413-787-7121   welchje@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Meeting sponsored by the Springfield Parent Academy. 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_bookman 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Brightwood Branch Library for our weekly Minecraft Club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Participants need to have a Minecraft account. Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Do you want to learn to knit or crochet, or need help with a yarn project you have started? Bring a pair of #8 or #9 needles and a ball of worsted weight yarn, or a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook and a ball of worsted weight yarn to the Forest Park Branch Library and our talented volunteer, Lynn, will help you. Teens, adults and families are encouraged to stop in and give it a try! You'll be able to check out new items at the Library as well as visit with others interested in the crafts of knitting and crocheting. It's great for beginning or advanced knitters. The "Knit-n-More" group meets Thursdays from 5 -6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Anne at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Community Check-Up Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Wanda Givens   413-206-5512   wgivens@mshtf.org
   

Mason Square Health Task Force meeting. Not library sponsored.

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Friday September 12, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday September 13, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM LittleFest Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

The Springfield Museums at the Quadrangle and the Springfield City Library will host the annual “LittleFest” event to promote a love of reading in young children, on Saturday, September 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

LittleFest is presented in conjunction with WGBY Public Television for Western New England. The event is sponsored by the Irene E. and George A. Davis Foundation.  Activities are free with the price of museum admission. Admission is free for members of WGBY, Springfield Museum members, and Springfield residents with proof of address.  

Ongoing Activities

  • Special, limited appearances by Curious George (10 am-3 pm, Science Workshop, 2nd floor, Springfield Science Museum.)
  • Free books for the first 400 families, Blake Court, D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, courtesy of WGBY. One book per family while supplies last.
  • Strolling magic by Ed Popielarczyk’s Magical Moments (10:30 am-2:30 pm, Springfield Science Museum)
  • Art Activities – Art Discovery Center, G.W.V. Smith Art Museum, (noon-4 p.m.) and at Central Library Children’s Room, (10 a.m.-4 p.m.)
  • Family-friendly lunches available for purchase at the Blake House Café.

Scheduled Performances:

  • Bubbleology: The Secret World of Bubbles (two performances: 10:30 a.m. & 12:45 p.m., Davis Auditorium, D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts). As seen on Discovery Channel's "Time Warp", National Geographic TV, Keith Michael Johnson enchants audiences of all ages with the art and science of soap bubbles. 
  • The Tale of Juan Bobo (two performances: 11:30 am & 1:45 p.m, Community Room, Lower Level, Central Library). CactusHead Puppets bring to life his classic Puerto Rican folktale about a trickster for whom even the smallest task can lead to the silliest of results.

The Central Library is located at 220 State Street and the adjacent Springfield Museums are located on the Quadrangle at 21 Edwards Street in downtown Springfield. Free onsite parking is available.  Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturdays; City Library Hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturdays. Museum admission is $18 for adults, $12 for seniors and college students, $9.50 for children 3-17, and free for children under three. Museum and WGBY members must show proof of membership to receive free admission. For information, call 413-263-6800 ext. 488 or visit www.springfieldmuseums.org.

LittleFest    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM NACA Homebuyer Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jacqueline Maldonado   413-788-6220 ext. 0   jmaldonado@naca.com
   

This homebuyer workshop is hosted by NACA.  It is a non-library sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
ent_microphone2 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Vitamin P for Poetry: Reading Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard    413-263-6846   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join your friends and neighbors as they share their inspired poetry in this public reading. Local poets will share their work in this family-friendly, bilingual event (Spanish & English). Copies of the poets' books and audio materials will be available for sale at the reading. Preregistration is required for all poets who would like to read. The emcee, award winning poet Maria Luisa Arroyo, will accept as many entries as can be accommodated in this two hour reading. Please preregister by calling 413-263-6846, or sign up online.

 

 

Poetry Classes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Writers Series: Taming Grisly Grammar, Punchy Punctuation, and Surly Spelling Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The workshop leader will describe many resources on the Internet and in the library to use when looking up issues with your writing as you edit your work. Common grammar mistakes will be reviewed using a handout provided.  A guide to grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary resources (online and print) will be provided to all participants.  The leader will provide two examples of writing from published books and review these pages in the workshop.  The group will do at least one free writing piece from a prompt and discuss what part of their writing is the most difficult to edit.  Constructive feedback will be provided by the leader and the group.

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

Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday September 15, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wee Ones Storytime at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come enjoy some stories, songs, and fun rhymes. Recommended for children 1-2 years old and their parents and/or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6846 to preregister.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_teddybear_reading 3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Dot Day at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

 International Dot Day celebrates Peter Reynolds' fabulous book, The Dot. Join us for an afternoon of "dotty" activities, games and fun.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
lib_teddybear_reading 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Dot Day at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

Come and join us to celebrate Peter Reynold's picture book The Dot. We'll feature a reading of the book plus related art activities such as a Seurat picture and color paddles and The Dot Game.

 

    Location: Brightwood
 
lib_teddybear_reading 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Dot Day at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   TLABROAD@SPRINGFIELDLIBRARY.ORG
   

Come help us celebrate International Dot Day and Peter Reynolds' fabulous book The Dot, with an afternoon of fun! We will have all sorts of "dotty" activites and a dot treat.

    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Dot Day at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come celebrate International Dot Day with us at Indian Orchard. Listen as Ms. Meg reads The Dot by Peter Reynolds and enjoy eating dotty treats, and making dotty crafts. Display your creativity by leaving your mark on our super dot that will be displayed for the month of September at our branch.

 

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in between 3 and 5 pm on Mondays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
 
lib_book_pencil 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Kids' Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

We'll read a few chapters of an awesome book together, followed by a creative activity inspired by the story.  Each week we'll sample a new book (and snack!).  No quizzes, no reports, just fun!  Space is limited; preregistration is recommended. Call the Children's Room at 413-263-6828 ext 201. September 15 - November 17.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Renewed Hope Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Waleska Estrada   413/205-6237   westrada@springfieldcollege.edu
   

Renewed Hope of Springfield College will host a Community Assessment Forum whose main speaker will be Denise Hurst. 

This is not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday September 16, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Stories at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Share rhymes, songs and stories with your baby, 0 - 17 months old, during this 20 minute lapsit program. Time to visit and play will follow.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
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elect_computer3 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Intro to Email at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Drop by the Forest Park Branch Library and learn how to get an email account.  We will talk about how to keep passwords safe, and how to use email in business correspondence.  Beginners and experienced computer users are welcome.

    Location: Forest Park
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Community Images Photography Display Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marcel Mangual   413-739-4743   
   

Display of a select group of drawings and photographs done by the Boys and Girls Club Family Center. Mason Square Branch Library window display from September 16 - October 10, 2014.

    Location: Mason Square
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in between 3 and 5 pm on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

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

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

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

Become a LEGO Quester by completing 52 LEGO Quests (or build your own!). Open to children 7-12. Space is limited to 15 Questers. Tuesdays from 4-5pm.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_book3 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Novel Ideas Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Cesan   413-782-7702   
   

An informal gathering of bibliophiles interested in sharing a love of books, favorite authors, and info on book-related news and events. Tonight's selection is The Hundred Year Journey by Richard Morais. Not a library sponsored program.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday September 17, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime at Mason Square Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
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: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
   
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Foster Grandparent Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andrew R. Cade   413-739-7211 x 110   Andrew6503@aol.com
   

Foster grandparent in-service training sponsored by the Urban League. Not a library sponsored event. 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM State Sen. James Welch Office Hours at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: James Welch   413-737-7756   vanessa.ford@mass.senate.gov
   

State Senator James T. Welch will hold community office hours for constituents on the third Wednesday of every month from 1-3 pm at the Indian Orchard Branch Library.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_book_red 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM American Girl Club at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   TLABROAD@SPRINGFIELDLIBRARY.ORG
   

Based on the American Girl books, this free club for ages 6 to 14 meets monthly on the third Wednesday. Come make a craft and enjoy a snack based on the time period of the girl chosen each month!

    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Lego Lounge Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the library to have fun and build incredible creations with Legos! Every Wednesday from August 6 through September 24. Ages 7-12.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Pajama Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

All ages welcome to come and enjoy stories and songs in their pajamas. Stuffed animals also welcome.

Stop by or call the branch to preregister.

 

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Button Jewelry Making for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   dray@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Did you know you can make all kinds of jewelry from buttons? With expert guidance from experienced crafter Delphine Ray, you will create your own ring, bracelet, or earrings from buttons old and new. All supplies will be provided, but you are invited to bring your own buttons. For ages 12-19.

 

East Forest Park    
    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Dot Day at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come celebrate International Dot Day with us at East Forest Park. Listen as a staff member reads The Dot by Peter Reynolds and enjoy eating dotty treats. Display your creativity by leaving your mark on our super dot that will be displayed for the month of September at our branch.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Preschool Enrichment Team Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marcela Simpson   413-336-3255   marcelamsimpson@gmail.com
   

The CDA Info Session is for Spanish-speaking educators.  This is not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Thursday September 18, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tiny Tots Storytime at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for songs, stories, and play!  Especially for families with children aged 3-36 months.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_bookman 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Brightwood Branch Library for our weekly Minecraft Club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Participants need to have a Minecraft account. Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Do you want to learn to knit or crochet, or need help with a yarn project you have started? Bring a pair of #8 or #9 needles and a ball of worsted weight yarn, or a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook and a ball of worsted weight yarn to the Forest Park Branch Library and our talented volunteer, Lynn, will help you. Teens, adults and families are encouraged to stop in and give it a try! You'll be able to check out new items at the Library as well as visit with others interested in the crafts of knitting and crocheting. It's great for beginning or advanced knitters. The "Knit-n-More" group meets Thursdays from 5 -6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Anne at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Community Police Team Sector Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Brown   413-787-6359   kbrown@springfieldpolice.net
   

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

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

It's Pajama Time! Share the time honored tradition of bedtime stories and snack at our monthly family event. No registration is needed.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM History Talk and Discussion Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susannah Crolius   413-348-2385   
   

Western Mass Refugee and Immigrant Consortium history talk and discussion. Principal speaker: Frances Gagnon.  Not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
Friday September 19, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
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Saturday September 20, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Gifted Diva Showcase Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Latoya Bosworth   413-218-0418   brendaschild@brendaschild.com
   

KYDS Diva Showcase interviews. Not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_book_quill 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Author Fair Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the Fair to meet local authors and enjoy their works in this showcase of local talent and achievement. Authors will be on-hand to discuss their books, their work as published authors, and to sign and sell copies to interested readers. Authors at this Fair come from Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties but most are from Springfield. Many genres will be on display including adult fiction and nonfiction, poetry, novels for teens, and more. Come to the Fair and take stock in the pride of western Massachusetts!

The Fair brings together readers and writers so that readers will find books that interest them, and so that writers can better understand their audiences. It is also a service for book collectors who have an interest in small press books and signed copies. Writers are encouraged to network with one another.

Local Authors    
    Location: Central Library Rotunda
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Writers Series: Editing Your Own Writing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Participants will bring in their work or send it in prior to the workshop for review.  Every participant gives three to four pages of their work to the leader who then describes common grammar mistakes and provides a guide to grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary resources (online and print). The group will review each participant's work for basic grammar, punctuation, spelling, and style issues. This workshop is for writers who are currently working on a project and/or who are ready to share their work with others. If time permits, the group will rewrite the pages they brought.

Writers Series    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday September 22, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wee Ones Storytime at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come enjoy some stories, songs, and fun rhymes. Recommended for children 1-2 years old and their parents and/or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6846 to preregister.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in between 3 and 5 pm on Mondays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  7:30 PM PCA Workshop - Bloodborne Pathogens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linnea Rego   617-284-1216   linnea.rego@1199funds.org
   

1199 SEIU Training. Not Library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_book_pencil 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Kids' Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

We'll read a few chapters of an awesome book together, followed by a creative activity inspired by the story.  Each week we'll sample a new book (and snack!).  No quizzes, no reports, just fun!  Space is limited; preregistration is recommended. Call the Children's Room at 413-263-6828 ext 201. September 15 - November 17.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday September 23, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Stories at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Share rhymes, songs and stories with your baby, 0 - 17 months old, during this 20 minute lapsit program. Time to visit and play will follow.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
office_money_bills_coins 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Grant Proposal Writing Basics for Nonprofits Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   dgoldthwaite@springfieldlibrary.org
   

If you are new to proposal writing, you may be wondering: What are the key components of a proposal to a foundation or corporation? Who should sign a grant request? How should the proposal be packaged? Should you contact a funder if your proposal is turned down? Where can you find more information on proposal writing, including sample proposals? Proposal Writing Basics, an introductory overview of the process for new proposal writers, will give you some answers! Led by librarian Donna Goldthwaite.

Funding Information Network    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 5 spaces available.
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rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in between 3 and 5 pm on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

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

Become a LEGO Quester by completing 52 LEGO Quests (or build your own!). Open to children 7-12. Space is limited to 15 Questers. Tuesdays from 4-5pm.

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday September 24, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_computer3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Hi!Tech: Introduction to Word Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Learn word processing basics in this hands-on workshop. Standard features like highlighting, bold, font, and pitch size will be covered as well as more complicated features such as copy and paste, etc. Experience with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed. Led by Linda.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
   
 
food_coffeecup 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM East Springfield Police Meet & Greet Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield    413-263-6840   TLABROAD@SPRINGFIELDLIBRARY.ORG
   

Get to know your neighborhood police officers while enjoying coffee and treats at the East Springfield branch.library. Stop in anytime between 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_legoguy 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Library Club for Kids Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come join the East Forest Park Branch Library on the last Wednesday of every month starting September 24, from 3:30 -5:30 p.m.. We will explore a different Lego theme every month.  Children ages 5-12 are encouraged to build a creation based on a suggested theme.This program would enhance social interaction skills and creativity. Children's creations will be displayed each month at the library.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
food_coffeecup 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM East Springfield Police Meet & Greet Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   TLABROAD@SPRINGFIELDLIBRARY.ORG
   

Get to know your neighborhood police officers while enjoying coffee and treats at the East Springfield branch library. Stop in anytime between 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM amd 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Lego Lounge Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the library to have fun and build incredible creations with Legos! Every Wednesday from August 6 through September 24. Ages 7-12.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Pajama Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

All ages welcome to come and enjoy stories and songs in their pajamas. Stuffed animals also welcome.

Stop by or call the branch to preregister.

 

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

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus.
  
The East Forest Park Book Discussion Group meets every month from 6 - 7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month. We select a new book to discuss every month. Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM WMAEYC Networking Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kay Lisseck   413-335-5171   klisseck@collaborative.org
   

Western Massachusetts Association for the Education of Young Children meeting to engage early educators and share information.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
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Thursday September 25, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tiny Tots Storytime at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for songs, stories, and play!  Especially for families with children aged 3-36 months.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Introduction to Finding Funders Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   dgoldthwaite@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This workshop is an overview of Foundation Directory Online database, a powerful tool for the nonprofit community, providing access to 100,000+ U.S. foundations, grant making public charities, and corporate givers, with links to over 7,000 grant maker and corporate websites and IRS 990-PF and 990 returns. The workshop will review tips and tricks for searching and how to best use the database’s interface. An introduction to the Grantspace website—another powerful resource for grantmakers—will also be covered. Reserved seating is limited to representatives of area nonprofit and grassroots organizations. Led by librarian Donna Goldthwaite.

Funding Information Network    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
   
 
misc_globe 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Hands-On STEM Career Exploration for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join STCC representatives for an afternoon of hands-on activities and learn about careers in technology and science from students and professionals. On Thursday, September 25, from 2:30 to 4:30 pm, Peter Chirichiello, STCC Career Linkage Coordinator, will offer a STEM program for middle schoolers at Forest Park Branch Library. Representatives from STCC’s Engineering, Laser Optics, and Computer Science Engineering Technology departments will provide hands-on opportunities for participants to explore the many facets of STEM careers. 

    Location: Forest Park
 
misc_bookman 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Brightwood Branch Library for our weekly Minecraft Club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Participants need to have a Minecraft account. Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Do you want to learn to knit or crochet, or need help with a yarn project you have started? Bring a pair of #8 or #9 needles and a ball of worsted weight yarn, or a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook and a ball of worsted weight yarn to the Forest Park Branch Library and our talented volunteer, Lynn, will help you. Teens, adults and families are encouraged to stop in and give it a try! You'll be able to check out new items at the Library as well as visit with others interested in the crafts of knitting and crocheting. It's great for beginning or advanced knitters. The "Knit-n-More" group meets Thursdays from 5 -6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Anne at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park
 
rec_legoguy 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Family Film Night: LEGO Movie Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Join us in the Mason Square Community Room for The LEGO Movie!

An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied 'Special,' is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis. Watch a preview of the movie here.

Popcorn will be served!

Love building with LEGOs? Stay tuned for Mason Square's LEGO Club!

 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_teaching 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Storytelling Workshop at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Come and learn about the art of telling stories! Bring a story to share with a group. Some possible stories are: family stories, anecdotes and funny things that happened to you. The Springfield Storytellers will be on hand to help you! Call 413-263-6843 for more information. 

Storytelling    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
Friday September 26, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
elect_camera 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Managing Photos Online at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   
Have photos that you want to share or store online, but not sure the best way to go about it? This class is for people who have a basic understanding of computers and social media, but want to take their skills to the next level.
 
In this class participants will:
  • Go over three different photo-sharing websites: Facebook, Instagram, and Shutterfly.
  • Learn the basics of uploading and sharing photographs on computers and on mobile devices.
 
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knit-Alongs at East Forest Park Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday September 27, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Fiction Book Club for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Description of Holes: As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a nightmarish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_paintpalette 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM How to Pastel Paint as Impressionists Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   jlambert@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Participants in this expressive and fun workshop will easily learn Impressionist painting concepts including color harmonies, Impressionist Shimmer, and more. If you love color, this is the workshop for you. We'll use Vincent van Gogh's Cafe Terrace as a study piece for copying and inspiration. All materials are being supplied. Led by artist and teacher Greg Maichack.

Arts & Crafts Workshops    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are 18 spaces available.
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ent_microphone1 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Poetry Slam at Central Library Community Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Central Library   413-263-6828 ext 213   
   

Poets, are you ready to compete? Bring your best, original rhymes and spoken word to a Springfield Poetry Slam and show us what you’ve got. Be there at 12:30 for your chance to compete. And audience members: don’t think you’re just there to watch---you may be selected to be the judge for the day. Winners will compete in our final slam in October. Our goal: form a Springfield Slam Team to compete nationally!

Springfield Poetry Slams will be coordinated by Maurice “Soulfighter” Taylor. 

Poetry Slam    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 40 spaces available.
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Writers Series: Reading to Find Your Own Voice Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The best writers are people who read. Writers often read the same type of books that they write. Each participant is asked to bring in a few pages from a favorite book, story, or essay  which we will then workshop so that they can write an imitation of the passage using their own characters and style writing free form in the Amherst Writers and Artists method.  If participants do not have pages or are beginners, the leader will have examples to choose from.  Feedback on the writing will focus on what is enjoyable and strong.

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

Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday September 28, 2014 Go To Top
ent_tuba 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rotunda Rhythms: Trombone Concert Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Enjoy this varied concert of trombone music from the sixteenth century to the present, performed by the Solstice Sackbuts. Famous composers, including Mozart, Gershwin, Herbie Hancock, Dave Brubeck, and more will be showcased in this engaging and educational program good for the entire family. Funding provided by the Springfield Cultural Council.

Rotunda Rhythms Concerts    
    Location: Central Library Rotunda
Monday September 29, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wee Ones Storytime at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come enjoy some stories, songs, and fun rhymes. Recommended for children 1-2 years old and their parents and/or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6846 to preregister.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_computer1 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Computer Clinic : Focus on E-mail Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

In this hands-on workshop we will learn how to set up an E-mail account   We will talk about how to keep passwords safe, how to use e-mail to stay in touch with friends and family, and how to use it for job applications and business correspondence.Beginners and experienced computer users are welcomed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle.

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
elect_computer3 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Introduction to MS Word at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

Introduction to Word:  Learn word processing basics in this hands on workshop.  Standard features like italics, bold, font and pitch size will be covered as well as more complicated features such as copy and paste, etc.  Experience with a keyboard and mouse is assumed.

    Location: Indian Orchard
   
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in between 3 and 5 pm on Mondays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
 
lib_book_pencil 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Kids' Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

We'll read a few chapters of an awesome book together, followed by a creative activity inspired by the story.  Each week we'll sample a new book (and snack!).  No quizzes, no reports, just fun!  Space is limited; preregistration is recommended. Call the Children's Room at 413-263-6828 ext 201. September 15 - November 17.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday September 30, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Stories at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Share rhymes, songs and stories with your baby, 0 - 17 months old, during this 20 minute lapsit program. Time to visit and play will follow.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Drive to End Hunger Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Loughlin   413-247-9738, x 142   maryl@foodbankwma.org
   

Representatives from AARP and the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts will be available to assist attendees in completing the SNAP application.  

Not a library sponsored event. 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Introduction to Finding Funders Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   dgoldthwaite@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This workshop is an overview of Foundation Directory Online database, a powerful tool for the nonprofit community, providing access to 100,000+ U.S. foundations, grant making public charities, and corporate givers, with links to over 7,000 grant maker and corporate websites and IRS 990-PF and 990 returns. The workshop will review tips and tricks for searching and how to best use the database’s interface. An introduction to the Grantspace website—another powerful resource for grantmakers—will also be covered. Reserved seating is limited to representatives of area nonprofit and grassroots organizations. Led by librarian Donna Goldthwaite.

Funding Information Network    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
rec_games 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Gaming, Unplugged! at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Are you an expert gamer? Take a break from video games and challenge yourself with strategy board games like Settlers of Catan, Chess, and Risk! Learn a new game or teach others to play a game you already know!

 Drop in with your friends.  Space is limited, so come early!

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in between 3 and 5 pm on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

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

Become a LEGO Quester by completing 52 LEGO Quests (or build your own!). Open to children 7-12. Space is limited to 15 Questers. Tuesdays from 4-5pm.

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday October 1, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime at Mason Square Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

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

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

The East Springfield Book Group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at noon at the East Springfield Branch Library, 21 Osborne Terrace. In this informal roundtable, members talk about what they're reading and share recommendations in any genre. Join us and widen your book-reading horizons! For more information, contact the branch.


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM SNAP Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Ziemba   413-247-9738, x150   bethz@foodbankwma.org
   

SNAP application assistance sponsored by The Food Bank of Western MA. 

    Location: Forest Park
 
school_chemistry1 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Science Squad at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This series of programs will explore eight different scientific areas with engaging, hands-on activities tailored to school-aged children. Each program will include a brief discussion of scientific principles, getting hands-on by making models or examples, and “science in action,” where Science Squad! members conduct experiments and work with their models. Ages 8-12.

Week 1: Food Science – We will explore the science of taste and cooking, with cool food science experiments, including making our own ice cream!

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
office_meeting1 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Library Commissioners Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carol   413-263-6828 x290   
   

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

Library Commission    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Pajama Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

All ages welcome to come and enjoy stories and songs in their pajamas. Stuffed animals also welcome.

Stop by or call the branch to preregister.

 

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
 
office_pencil 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Fiction Writing Group for Adults and Young Adults Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join a new group of fiction writers seeking inspiration or encouragement for projects they are working on. Prompts will be provided along with a friendly critiquing environment. Meets monthly on the first Wednesday from 6 – 7:30 pm at the East Forest Park Branch.

 

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: East Forest Park
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Thursday October 2, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luis Manzi   413-747-0090, x201   lmanzi@newnorthcc.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tiny Tots Storytime at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for songs, stories, and play!  Especially for families with children aged 3-36 months.

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

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
office_money_bills_coins 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Grant Proposal: an Explanation of Its Components Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   dgoldthwaite@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Review the elemental components of a grant proposal to understand their distinctions, purposes, and organization. The group will be guided through an overview of the components and an in-depth look at one or two of the components to offer examples and specific suggestions for how best to craft them. The targeted components include the Abstract/Summary, Introduction, Organization Description, Statement of Need, Goals and Objectives, Project Activities and Outcomes, Evaluation, Dissemination, and Budget and Continuation Funding. Bring your proposal drafts to the class for possible discussion as it relates to the proposal components. Led by Deborah Koch, Director of Grants at Springfield Technical Community College, and author of How to Say It: Grantwriting, Write Proposals that Grantwriters Want to Fund.

Funding Information Network    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Game ON! Video Gaming for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Amatrudo   413-263-6843   
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
misc_bookman 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Brightwood Branch Library for our weekly Minecraft Club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Participants need to have a Minecraft account. Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Do you want to learn to knit or crochet, or need help with a yarn project you have started? Bring a pair of #8 or #9 needles and a ball of worsted weight yarn, or a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook and a ball of worsted weight yarn to the Forest Park Branch Library and our talented volunteer, Lynn, will help you. Teens, adults and families are encouraged to stop in and give it a try! You'll be able to check out new items at the Library as well as visit with others interested in the crafts of knitting and crocheting. It's great for beginning or advanced knitters. The "Knit-n-More" group meets Thursdays from 5 -6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Anne at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park
Friday October 3, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday October 4, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Emergency Preparedness Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bettye Anderson Frederic   413-787-6761   
   

Springfield Dept. of Health and Human Services.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Emergency Preparedness Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bettye Anderson Frederic   413-787-6761   
   

Springfield Dept. of Health and Human Services.

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

Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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Monday October 6, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wee Ones Storytime at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come enjoy some stories, songs, and fun rhymes. Recommended for children 1-2 years old and their parents and/or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6846 to preregister.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in between 3 and 5 pm on Mondays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
 
lib_book_pencil 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Kids' Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

We'll read a few chapters of an awesome book together, followed by a creative activity inspired by the story.  Each week we'll sample a new book (and snack!).  No quizzes, no reports, just fun!  Space is limited; preregistration is recommended. Call the Children's Room at 413-263-6828 ext 201. September 15 - November 17.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday October 7, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in between 3 and 5 pm on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

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

Become a LEGO Quester by completing 52 LEGO Quests (or build your own!). Open to children 7-12. Space is limited to 15 Questers. Tuesdays from 4-5pm.

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday October 8, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Monthly District Meeting of the SPS Librarians Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachele Centore   413-787-7447   centorer@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Monthly District meeting of the Springfield Public Schools Librarians. Not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_games 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Gaming, Unplugged! at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Board games galore- such as Apples to Apples, Settlers of Catan, Candyland, Chess and more! Play games of luck from your childhood, or games of strategy, or perhaps try a new game.  Drop in with your friends. Space is limited so come early!

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  7:45 PM PCA Workshop - Dementia and Alzheimer's Care Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linnea Rego   617-284-1216   linnea.rego@1199funds.org
   

1199 SEIU Training. Not Library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
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trans_car 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Science Squad at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This series of programs will explore eight different scientific areas with engaging, hands-on activities tailored to school-aged children. Each program will include a brief discussion of scientific principles, getting hands-on by making models or examples, and “science in action,” where Science Squad! members conduct experiments and work with their models. Ages 8-12.

Week 2: "Speed Racer" Science – Learn all about the science of speeding vehicles and build your own speed racer to race against friends!

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Pajama Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

All ages welcome to come and enjoy stories and songs in their pajamas. Stuffed animals also welcome.

Stop by or call the branch to preregister.

 

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM GOLD Cohort Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cindy Hutcheson   413-374-6331   chutcheson@valleyopp.com
   

Training educators in use of the GOLD online assessment tool. Preschool Enrichment Team training ECE teachers in GOLD assessment. Not library sponsored. 

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Thursday October 9, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tiny Tots Storytime at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for songs, stories, and play!  Especially for families with children aged 3-36 months.

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

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_bookman 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Brightwood Branch Library for our weekly Minecraft Club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Participants need to have a Minecraft account. Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Do you want to learn to knit or crochet, or need help with a yarn project you have started? Bring a pair of #8 or #9 needles and a ball of worsted weight yarn, or a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook and a ball of worsted weight yarn to the Forest Park Branch Library and our talented volunteer, Lynn, will help you. Teens, adults and families are encouraged to stop in and give it a try! You'll be able to check out new items at the Library as well as visit with others interested in the crafts of knitting and crocheting. It's great for beginning or advanced knitters. The "Knit-n-More" group meets Thursdays from 5 -6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Anne at the branch.
 

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Friday October 10, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday October 11, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM State Treasurer's Money Conference - Streaming Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Live streaming of the Mass State Treasurer's Money Conference. 

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Vitamin P for Poetry: Exphrasis Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This creative workshop allows poets to find inspiration from displayed paintings, sculpture, and/or other visual arts to then write poetry in response to that inspiration. It’s fun, and always very popular. Adult poets of all stages are welcome including novices. Facilitated by local award-winning multilingual poet and educator, María Luisa Arroyo.

Poetry Classes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 14 spaces available.
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lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday October 13, 2014 Go To Top
trans_mayflower Columbus Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

 


 

    Location: All Library Locations
Tuesday October 14, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Come and enjoy moving to music, learning some new rhymes and songs and hearing a story. Recommended for children 1 1/2 - 3 years old and their parents or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6843 to preregister.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Noon Hour Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris Kasputis   413-263-6828 x442   ckasputis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

This month's selection is White Dog Fell from the Sky (fiction) by Eleanor Morse (2013).
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_paintpalette 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Read Week: Dreams Into Reality Art Days Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop by the teen area and use our art materials to make a poster or a three dimensional creation expressing the Teen Read Week theme "Turn Your Dreams Into Reality." Put your artwork on display at the Library and earn an energy bar to get you going in making your dreams come true!

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_paintpalette 1:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Read Week: Dreams Into Reality Art Days Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop by the teen area and use our art materials to make a poster or a three dimensional creation expressing the Teen Read Week theme "Turn Your Dreams Into Reality."  Put your artwork on display at the Library and earn an energy bar to get you going in making your dreams come true!

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in between 3 and 5 pm on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

    Location: Brightwood
 
rec_paintpalette 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Read Week: Dreams Into Reality Art Days Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop by the teen area and use our art materials to make a poster or a three dimensional creation expressing the Teen Read Week theme "Turn Your Dreams Into Reality." Put your artwork on display at the Library and earn an energy bar to get you going in making your dreams come true!

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

Learn how to make a tasty afterschool snack!

This program is for tweens and teens. While supplies last.

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

Become a LEGO Quester by completing 52 LEGO Quests (or build your own!). Open to children 7-12. Space is limited to 15 Questers. Tuesdays from 4-5pm.

    Location: Indian Orchard
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Wednesday October 15, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime at Mason Square Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Foster Grandparent Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andrew R. Cade   413-739-7211 x 110   Andrew6503@aol.com
   

Foster grandparent in-service training sponsored by the Urban League. Not a library sponsored event. 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM State Sen. James Welch Office Hours at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: James Welch   413-737-7756   vanessa.ford@mass.senate.gov
   

State Senator James T. Welch will hold community office hours for constituents on the third Wednesday of every month from 1-3 pm at the Indian Orchard Branch Library.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_paintpalette 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Read Week: Dreams Into Reality Art Days Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop by the teen area and use our art materials to make a poster or a three dimensional creation expressing the Teen Read Week theme "Turn Your Dreams Into Reality." Put your artwork on display at the Library and earn an energy bar to get you going in making your dreams come true!

    Location: Brightwood
 
rec_paintpalette 1:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Read Week: Dreams Into Reality Art Days Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop by the teen area and use our art materials to make a poster or a three dimensional creation expressing the Teen Read Week theme "Turn Your Dreams Into Reality." Put your artwork on display at the Library and earn an energy bar to get you going in making your dreams come true!

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_paintpalette 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Read Week: Dreams Into Reality Art Days Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop by the teen area and use our art materials to make a poster or a three dimensional creation expressing the Teen Read Week theme "Turn Your Dreams Into Reality."  Put your artwork on display at the Library and earn an energy bar to get you going in making your dreams come true!

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
rec_paintpalette 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Read Week: Dreams Into Reality Art Days Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop by the teen area and use our art materials to make a poster or a three dimensional creation expressing the Teen Read Week theme "Turn Your Dreams Into Reality." Put your artwork on display at the Library and earn an energy bar to get you going in making your dreams come true!

    Location: Central Library
 
lib_book_red 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM American Girl Club Meetings Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia   413-263-6840   TLABROAD@SPRINGFIELDLIBRARY.ORG
   

Based on the American Girl books, this free club for ages 6 to 14 meets monthly on the third Wednesday. Come make a craft and enjoy a snack based on the time period of the girl chosen each month!

    Location: East Springfield
 
school_chemistry1 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Science Squad at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This series of programs will explore eight different scientific areas with engaging, hands-on activities tailored to school-aged children. Each program will include a brief discussion of scientific principles, getting hands-on by making models or examples, and “science in action,” where Science Squad! members conduct experiments and work with their models. Ages 8-12.

Week 3: Slime Science – We will examine the science of a substance acting like two different types of matter, and make our own slime!

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Pajama Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

All ages welcome to come and enjoy stories and songs in their pajamas. Stuffed animals also welcome.

Stop by or call the branch to preregister.

 

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
 
holiday_ghost 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Ghostology 101: A General Study of the Paranormal Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is the first in a series of programs designed and intended to both entertain and educate the general public about the world of the paranormal. The program will explore the basics of paranormal investigations starting with terminology, equipment, EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena), spirit photography & video as well as “ghost hunting” skills and suggestions. Led by local experts from the Agawam Paranormal team, this fun & fascinating presentation is good for older teens and adults alike.

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 15 spaces available.
Thursday October 16, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Mentoring Train the Trainer Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portia D. Allen   413-693-1236   pallen@uwpv.org
   

Train the Trainer sponsored by the United Way of Pioneer Valley. Principal speaker: Mass Mentoring Partnership. 

http://www.uwpv.org    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
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lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tiny Tots Storytime at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for songs, stories, and play!  Especially for families with children aged 3-36 months.

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

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   
   

Thursdays, 10:30 a.m., October 16 - December 4, ages 3-5, Sixteen Acres Community Room. 

Come enjoy some stories, songs, and rhymes.  Recommended for ages 3-5.  Please preregister by calling the branch at 413-263-6858.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
rec_paintpalette 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Read Week: Dreams Into Reality Art Days Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop by the teen area and use our art materials to make a poster or a three dimensional creation expressing the Teen Read Week theme "Turn Your Dreams Into Reality." Put your artwork on display at the Library and earn an energy bar to get you going in making your dreams come true!

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_paintpalette 1:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Read Week: Dreams Into Reality Art Days Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop by the teen area and use our art materials to make a poster or a three dimensional creation expressing the Teen Read Week theme "Turn Your Dreams Into Reality." Put your artwork on display at the Library and earn an energy bar to get you going in making your dreams come true!

    Location: Brightwood
 
rec_paintpalette 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Read Week: Dreams Into Reality Art Days Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop by the teen area and use our art materials to make a poster or a three dimensional creation expressing the Teen Read Week theme "Turn Your Dreams Into Reality." Put your artwork on display at the Library and earn an energy bar to get you going in making your dreams come true!

    Location: Central Library
 
misc_bookman 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Brightwood Branch Library for our weekly Minecraft Club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Participants need to have a Minecraft account. Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Family Storytime at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Families with children ages 3-8 are invited to come enjoy fun stories and crafts. No registration required.  Call 413-263-6836 for more information.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
school_graduate 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Introducing Khan Academy Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join Springfield Public Schools educator Scott Wohlers for a demonstration of Khan Academy. Khan Academy is a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere.  Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge. The program at the Brightwood Branch Library is meant for youth ages 11-18, and will provide teens a chance to register for and work on some of the educational materials at the Academy. Please preregister for this free program. Space is limited to 10 participants.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Do you want to learn to knit or crochet, or need help with a yarn project you have started? Bring a pair of #8 or #9 needles and a ball of worsted weight yarn, or a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook and a ball of worsted weight yarn to the Forest Park Branch Library and our talented volunteer, Lynn, will help you. Teens, adults and families are encouraged to stop in and give it a try! You'll be able to check out new items at the Library as well as visit with others interested in the crafts of knitting and crocheting. It's great for beginning or advanced knitters. The "Knit-n-More" group meets Thursdays from 5 -6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Anne at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Community Police Team Sector Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Brown   413-787-6359   kbrown@springfieldpolice.net
   

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday October 17, 2014 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Teen Read Week: Dreams Into Reality Art Days Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop by the teen area and use our art materials to make a poster or a three dimensional creation expressing the Teen Read Week theme "Turn Your Dreams Into Reality." Put your artwork on display at the Library and earn an energy bar to get you going in making your dreams come true!

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

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_paintpalette 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Read Week: Dreams Into Reality Art Days Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop by the teen area and use our art materials to make a poster or a three dimensional creation expressing the Teen Read Week theme "Turn Your Dreams Into Reality." Put your artwork on display at the Library and earn an energy bar to get you going in making your dreams come true!

    Location: Indian Orchard
Saturday October 18, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  3:30 PM PCA Workshop - Adult First Aid / CPR Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linnea Rego   617-284-1216   linnea.rego@1199funds.org
   

1199 SEIU Training. Not Library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Saturday Stories and Snacks at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Moms and Dads, sons and daughters, and family members of all kinds, join Miss Meg in the Children’s Room for stories and yummy snacks (and coffee for the adults). For ages 3-5. Space is limited so preregistration is encouraged. Preregister by calling 413-263-6846.

September 6, October 18, November 8, and December 20.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  2:00 PM Gold Rush Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tiffany Tolbert-Wright   413-887-8453   ttolbertwright5912@gmail.com
   

Informational meeting about Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. sponsored by the sorority.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
school_graduate 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Live Your College Dreams: A Workshop for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you know what you want to do in life, but are not sure how to make it happen? Or are you trying to figure out what you want to do? Come to this workshop and learn from college experts how to focus on your dreams and turn them into a reality. Sign up ahead of time or just drop in.

Performer/Presenter Information:  Andrew Fletcher is the Learning Resource Coordinator of the Center for Academic Program Support (CAPS) at Holyoke Community College. Richard Powers is the Coordinator of the Center for Career Development at Holyoke Community College. Erica Rose is the Program Director of the uAspire Springfield Promise Program.  

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 25 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday October 20, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wee Ones Storytime at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come enjoy some stories, songs, and fun rhymes. Recommended for children 1-2 years old and their parents and/or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6846 to preregister.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in between 3 and 5 pm on Mondays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
 
lib_book_pencil 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Kids' Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

We'll read a few chapters of an awesome book together, followed by a creative activity inspired by the story.  Each week we'll sample a new book (and snack!).  No quizzes, no reports, just fun!  Space is limited; preregistration is recommended. Call the Children's Room at 413-263-6828 ext 201. September 15 - November 17.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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school_graduate 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Introducing Khan Academy Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join Springfield Public Schools educator Scott Wohlers for a demonstration of Khan Academy. Khan Academy is a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, or adult returning to the classroom after 20 years. Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge. The program at the Central Library will provide an overview of the Academy and an opportunity to register for and sample the available resources.  It is meant for students of all ages, and their coaches, including parents and teachers.

 

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 14 spaces available.
Tuesday October 21, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Come and enjoy moving to music, learning some new rhymes and songs and hearing a story. Recommended for children 1 1/2 - 3 years old and their parents or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6843 to preregister.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Creating a Resume Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Drop by the Forest Park Branch Library and learn how to compose a resume on the computer.  We will examine different formats, using Microsoft Word and resume templates that are available on the computer.  We will look at different books and databases that present resume formats.  Beginners and experienced computer users are welcome.

    Location: Forest Park
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in between 3 and 5 pm on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

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

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

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

Become a LEGO Quester by completing 52 LEGO Quests (or build your own!). Open to children 7-12. Space is limited to 15 Questers. Tuesdays from 4-5pm.

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday October 22, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_handshake 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM How to Dress for Success and Ace Your Job Interview Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Dress for Success Boutique Director Sally Rueli will do an informative session on proper attire in the workplace and for job interviews.  Dress for Success Western MA (located at 503 Worthington St., Spfld. MA) is a nonprofit agency that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and life.

For the program, Dress for Success will present past clients who will model their work garments.  The various vendors who contribute to the “new, professional look” will be highlighted. Don’t miss this great opportunity to get valuable insider information on business dress from Ms. Rueli and have her answer your questions concerning the anxiety filled interview process.  According to a Forbes Magazine article, “What you wear to your next job interview might be more important than you think. Why? Whether you like it or not, your appearance is the first thing people notice about you–and first impressions are usually formed within the first 30 seconds.”                                                              

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are 50 spaces available.
 
nat_leaf_fall 1:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Fall Fest at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   kmcguirl@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come enjoy the branch’s annual celebration of its neighborhood with musical performances, refreshments, baking contests, fall-themed crafts and games, pumpkin decorating contest, costume parade, and more.

    Location: East Springfield
 
trans_plane1 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Science Squad at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This series of programs will explore eight different scientific areas with engaging, hands-on activities tailored to school-aged children. Each program will include a brief discussion of scientific principles, getting hands-on by making models or examples, and “science in action,” where Science Squad! members conduct experiments and work with their models. Ages 8-12.

Week 4: Airplane Science – We’ll dig into the science of flight, with lots of opportunities for making and flying paper airplanes to explore scientific principles behind flight.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Pajama Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

All ages welcome to come and enjoy stories and songs in their pajamas. Stuffed animals also welcome.

Stop by or call the branch to preregister.

 

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Learn About Adopting a Child from Foster Care Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maurine Albano   413-452-3431   maurine.albano@state.ma.us
   

Open to the public. Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange informational session about adoption from foster care. Not a library sponsored event.

http://www.mareinc.org    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
holiday_ghost 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Ghostology 201: The Darker Side Revealed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is the second in the series and gets into more advanced subject matters including demons, angels, necromancy, exorcism and possession. While it is believed that only a very small percentage of paranormal activity is caused by demons or their like, it is undeniably a very popular topic with today’s public. Here we will try to remove fact from fiction and see just how it all ties together. The program will include some hands-on experiments with the tools used by paranormal investigators including EMF meters, temperature work, and spirit photography. Updated for 2014, this segment is designed for an adult audience and really is not suited for children. Presented by the Agawam Paranormal team.

    Location: Indian Orchard
        There are 10 spaces available.
Thursday October 23, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tiny Tots Storytime at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for songs, stories, and play!  Especially for families with children aged 3-36 months.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Hi!Tech: Continuing with the Web Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Explore the deep web and discover what Google cannot find for you. Learn special searching tricks to maximize your search results, take a tour of eBooks, review online forms, and more.  Experience with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed, and completion of Introduction to the Web is recommended. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are assumed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Donna.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   
   

Thursdays, 10:30 a.m., October 16 - December 4, ages 3-5, Sixteen Acres Community Room. 

Come enjoy some stories, songs, and rhymes.  Recommended for ages 3-5.  Please preregister by calling the branch at 413-263-6858.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
misc_bookman 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Brightwood Branch Library for our weekly Minecraft Club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Participants need to have a Minecraft account. Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Family Storytime at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Families with children ages 3-8 are invited to come enjoy fun stories and crafts. No registration required.  Call 413-263-6836 for more information.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
anim_dino01 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Incredible Creatures: Beaded Lizard Craft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Mason Square is celebrating incredible creatures this fall with a four-part craft and film series!

This Thursday, use beads and thread to create a lizard key-chain!

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Appropriate for tweens and teens over ten.

All materials provided!

    Location: Mason Square
 
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Do you want to learn to knit or crochet, or need help with a yarn project you have started? Bring a pair of #8 or #9 needles and a ball of worsted weight yarn, or a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook and a ball of worsted weight yarn to the Forest Park Branch Library and our talented volunteer, Lynn, will help you. Teens, adults and families are encouraged to stop in and give it a try! You'll be able to check out new items at the Library as well as visit with others interested in the crafts of knitting and crocheting. It's great for beginning or advanced knitters. The "Knit-n-More" group meets Thursdays from 5 -6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Anne at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park
 
ent_film-reel 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Incredible Creatures: Family Film and Craft Series Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Mason Square is celebrating incredible creatures this fall with a four-part craft and film series!

Family Film: Jurassic Park

Join us in the Mason Square community room for Steven Spielberg's phenomenally successful sci-fi adventure thriller. The film follows two dinosaur experts -- Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) -- as they are invited by eccentric millionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) to preview his new amusement park on an island off Costa Rica. By cloning DNA harvested from prehistoric insects, Hammond has been able to create living dinosaurs for his new Jurassic Park, an immense animal preserve housing real brachiosaurs, dilophosaurs, triceratops, velociraptors, and a Tyrannosaur Rex. Rated PG-13.

Watch the trailer here.

Free popcorn will be served!

 

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

Share the time honored tradition of bedtime stories and snack at our monthly family event. No registration is needed.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Strengthening Your Voice on Your Child's IEP Team Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maureen Blazejewski   781-254-4184   mblazejewski@mdsc.org
   

Parent workshop sponsored by the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Friday October 24, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday October 25, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Emergency Preparedness Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bettye Anderson Frederic   413-787-6761   
   

Springfield Dept. of Health and Human Services.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Emergency Preparedness Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bettye Anderson Frederic   413-787-6761   
   

Springfield Dept. of Health and Human Services.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
med_caduceus 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease: The Basics Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   
Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. This program provides information about the disease and related dementias, the benefits of early detection, causes and risk factors, treatment, and services offered by the Alzheimer's Association. Presented by Melissa Grenier, LCSW, Program Coordinator for the Alzheimer's Assocation, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter.
    Location: Indian Orchard
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
ent_microphone1 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Poetry Slam at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   camatrudo@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Poets, are you ready to compete? Winners from our previous slams will bring their best, original rhymes and spoken word to the Springfield Poetry Slam series finale and show us what they’ve got. And audience members: don’t think you’re just there to watch---you may be selected to be the judge for the day. Our goal: form a Springfield Slam Team to compete nationally! 

Springfield Poetry Slams will be coordinated by Maurice “Soulfighter” Taylor. 

 

Poetry Slam    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 40 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday October 27, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wee Ones Storytime at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come enjoy some stories, songs, and fun rhymes. Recommended for children 1-2 years old and their parents and/or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6846 to preregister.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
elect_computer1 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Computer Clinic: Focus on Online Shopping Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Grodofsky   413-263-6836 or 6843   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you have a question about using a computer, whether it be email, word processing, or something you saw on the web? Have you long wanted to learn the computer but did not know where to begin? Drop by the East Forest Park Branch Library and meet with Linda to have your questions addressed, or to start anew. Beginners and experienced computer users are welcomed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle.

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Early Literacy Coalition meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in between 3 and 5 pm on Mondays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
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office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
 
lib_book_pencil 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Kids' Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

We'll read a few chapters of an awesome book together, followed by a creative activity inspired by the story.  Each week we'll sample a new book (and snack!).  No quizzes, no reports, just fun!  Space is limited; preregistration is recommended. Call the Children's Room at 413-263-6828 ext 201. September 15 - November 17.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday October 28, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Come and enjoy moving to music, learning some new rhymes and songs and hearing a story. Recommended for children 1 1/2 - 3 years old and their parents or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6843 to preregister.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_games 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Gaming, Unplugged! at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Are you an expert gamer? Take a break from video games and challenge yourself with strategy board games like Settlers of Catan, Chess, and Risk! Learn a new game or teach others to play a game you already know!

Drop in with your friends.  Space is limited, so come early!

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in between 3 and 5 pm on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

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

Become a LEGO Quester by completing 52 LEGO Quests (or build your own!). Open to children 7-12. Space is limited to 15 Questers. Tuesdays from 4-5pm.

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday October 29, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime at Mason Square Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Story Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m., September 3 – October 29, ages 2-4

HELLO! HOLA! Would your children like to join our young bilingual story club, English-Spanish? We’ll be meeting on Wednesdays from 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm beginning April 2, 2014. Bring your little ones to the library to sing, dance, play, and meet new friends. Best of all participants will have the opportunity to listen to some very good stories! This new 30-minutes program is appropriate for children 2 – 4 years old, accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Please call 413-263-6805 to sign up. See you at the library!

HOLA! HELLO! Le gustaria que sus niños participen en el Club de lectura bilingue, English-Español?. Vamos a reunirnos los Miercoles de 1:30 – 2:00 pm empezando el 2 de Abril. Traiga a sus niñitos a la biblioteca a cantar, bailar, jugar y conocer nuevos amiguitos. Lo mas importante es que los participantes tendran la oportunidad de escucharan cuentos muy buenos. Este nuevo programa de 30 minutos es apropiado para niños de 2 a 4 años de edad, acompañados de un padre o su niñera. Para registrarse, por favor llame al 413-263-6805. Nos vemos en la biblioteca!

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_construction 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Science Squad at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This series of programs will explore eight different scientific areas with engaging, hands-on activities tailored to school-aged children. Each program will include a brief discussion of scientific principles, getting hands-on by making models or examples, and “science in action,” where Science Squad! members conduct experiments and work with their models. Ages 8-12.

Week 5: Bridge Science – Examine the science of bridges, and apply what you’ve learned by building the strongest bridge possible using top-secret materials.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Pajama Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

All ages welcome to come and enjoy stories and songs in their pajamas. Stuffed animals also welcome.

Stop by or call the branch to preregister.

 

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

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson.
  
The East Forest Park Book Discussion Group meets every month from 6 - 7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month. We select a new book to discuss every month. Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday October 30, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tiny Tots Storytime at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for songs, stories, and play!  Especially for families with children aged 3-36 months.

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

Learn word processing basics in this hands-on workshop. Standard features like highlighting, bold, font, and pitch size will be covered as well as more complicated features such as copy and paste, etc. Experience with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Linda.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   
   

Thursdays, 10:30 a.m., October 16 - December 4, ages 3-5, Sixteen Acres Community Room. 

Come enjoy some stories, songs, and rhymes.  Recommended for ages 3-5.  Please preregister by calling the branch at 413-263-6858.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
misc_bookman 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Brightwood Branch Library for our weekly Minecraft Club, where we mine, craft, and trade tips! Participants need to have a Minecraft account. Space is limited to 6 participants, and preregistration is required.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
eth_mexican_flag.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Create a Sugar Skull for Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Honor the ones that have gone before by making a Sugar Skull. Open to youth 11 years old and older. Friday,  October 31st. 4-5 pm. Supplies are limited so come early. Drop in or call the branch to preregister.

 

 

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
eth_mexican_flag.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Create a Sugar Skull for Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Honor the ones that have gone before by making a Sugar Skull. Open to youth 11 years old and older. Supplies are limited so come early.

 

 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Family Storytime at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Families with children ages 3-8 are invited to come enjoy fun stories and crafts. No registration required.  Call 413-263-6836 for more information.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
anim_flyingbird 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Incredible Creatures: Birdcage Illusion Craft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Mason Square is celebrating incredible creatures this fall with a four-part craft and film series!

This Thursday, use make your own optical illusion craft with vintage animal images!

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For ages 5 and up.

All materials provided.

    Location: Mason Square
 
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Do you want to learn to knit or crochet, or need help with a yarn project you have started? Bring a pair of #8 or #9 needles and a ball of worsted weight yarn, or a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook and a ball of worsted weight yarn to the Forest Park Branch Library and our talented volunteer, Lynn, will help you. Teens, adults and families are encouraged to stop in and give it a try! You'll be able to check out new items at the Library as well as visit with others interested in the crafts of knitting and crocheting. It's great for beginning or advanced knitters. The "Knit-n-More" group meets Thursdays from 5 -6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Anne at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park
 
ent_film-reel 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Incredible Creatures: Family Film and Craft Series Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Mason Square is celebrating incredible creatures this fall with a four-part craft and film series!

Family Film: Mighty Joe Young

Join us in the Mason Square Community Room! After being discovered in the African outback, a twenty-foot ape and his young woman companion escape to Los Angeles where they become an instant sensation. Rated PG.

Watch a trailer of the movie here.

 

Free popcorn will be served!

 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday October 31, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
eth_mexican_flag.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Create a Sugar Skull for Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Honor the ones that have gone before by making a Sugar Skull. Open to youth 11 years old and older. Supplies are limited so come early.

 

 

    Location: Indian Orchard
Saturday November 1, 2014 -  Thursday November 20, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_turkey Meals on Wheels Card Drive Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Brighten Thanksgiving Day for a Meals on Wheels recipient by creating a beautiful greeting card.  Ages 3-12.  Drop in anytime during open hours at all library locations through November 20.

    Location: All Library Locations
Saturday November 1, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:45 PM PCA Workshop - Communications and Boundary Setting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linnea Rego   617-284-1216   linnea.rego@1199funds.org
   

1199 SEIU Training. Not Library sponsored.

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

Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday November 3, 2014 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in between 3 and 5 pm on Mondays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
 
lib_book_pencil 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Kids' Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

We'll read a few chapters of an awesome book together, followed by a creative activity inspired by the story.  Each week we'll sample a new book (and snack!).  No quizzes, no reports, just fun!  Space is limited; preregistration is recommended. Call the Children's Room at 413-263-6828 ext 201. September 15 - November 17.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday November 4, 2014 Go To Top
misc_vote.gif 6:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Election Day Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

The Forest Park Community Room will be used as a polling place on Election Day. Polls open at 6:30 am; voting begins at 7 am.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
misc_vote.gif 6:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Election Day Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

The Mason Square Community Room will be used as a polling place on Election Day. Polls open at 6:30 am; voting begins at 7 am.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Come and enjoy moving to music, learning some new rhymes and songs and hearing a story. Recommended for children 1 1/2 - 3 years old and their parents or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6843 to preregister.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
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lib_book3 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Get Wimpy: A Diary of a Wimpy Kid Celebration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

We’re having a Diary of a Wimpy Kid celebration to mark the release of The Long Haul, the brand-new book in the series. Enjoy Wimpy Kid-related games, including making masks based on series’ characters, toilet paper races (pairing up and seeing who can wrap their partner up in toilet paper the fastest), and Wimpy Kid bingo. Enter our raffle for a chance to win a copy of the brand new Wimpy Kid book. Light refreshments will be served. Ages 7-12.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in between 3 and 5 pm on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

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

Become a LEGO Quester by completing 52 LEGO Quests (or build your own!). Open to children 7-12. Space is limited to 15 Questers. Tuesdays from 4-5pm.

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday November 5, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime at Mason Square Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM SNAP Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Ziemba   413-247-9738, x150   bethz@foodbankwma.org
   

SNAP application assistance sponsored by The Food Bank of Western MA. 

    Location: Forest Park
 
trans_plane1 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Science Squad at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This series of programs will explore eight different scientific areas with engaging, hands-on activities tailored to school-aged children. Each program will include a brief discussion of scientific principles, getting hands-on by making models or examples, and “science in action,” where Science Squad! members conduct experiments and work with their models. Ages 8-12.

Week 6: Parachute Science – Get into the science of parachutes, and build and experiment with your own parachute design!

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
office_meeting1 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Library Commissioners Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carol   413-263-6828 x290   
   

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

Library Commission    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Pajama Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

All ages welcome to come and enjoy stories and songs in their pajamas. Stuffed animals also welcome.

Stop by or call the branch to preregister.

 

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
 
office_pencil 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Fiction Writing Group for Adults and Young Adults Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join a new group of fiction writers seeking inspiration or encouragement for projects they are working on. Prompts will be provided along with a friendly critiquing environment. Meets monthly on the first Wednesday from 6 – 7:30 pm at the East Forest Park Branch.

 

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday November 6, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luis Manzi   413-747-0090, x201   lmanzi@newnorthcc.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tiny Tots Storytime at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for songs, stories, and play!  Especially for families with children aged 3-36 months.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   
   

Thursdays, 10:30 a.m., October 16 - December 4, ages 3-5, Sixteen Acres Community Room. 

Come enjoy some stories, songs, and rhymes.  Recommended for ages 3-5.  Please preregister by calling the branch at 413-263-6858.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Game ON! Video Gaming for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Amatrudo   413-263-6843   
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Family Storytime at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Families with children ages 3-8 are invited to come enjoy fun stories and crafts. No registration required.  Call 413-263-6836 for more information.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
anim_dino01 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Incredible Creatures: Dinosaur Bones Craft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Mason Square is celebrating incredible creatures this fall with a four-part craft and film series!

This Thursday, make a dinosaur bones picture with Q-tips!

 

For ages 3 to 7.

All materials provided.

    Location: Mason Square
 
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Do you want to learn to knit or crochet, or need help with a yarn project you have started? Bring a pair of #8 or #9 needles and a ball of worsted weight yarn, or a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook and a ball of worsted weight yarn to the Forest Park Branch Library and our talented volunteer, Lynn, will help you. Teens, adults and families are encouraged to stop in and give it a try! You'll be able to check out new items at the Library as well as visit with others interested in the crafts of knitting and crocheting. It's great for beginning or advanced knitters. The "Knit-n-More" group meets Thursdays from 5 -6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Anne at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park
 
ent_film-reel 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Incredible Creatures Film: The Land Before Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Mason Square is celebrating incredible creatures this fall with a four-part craft and film series!

Family Film: The Land Before Time

Join us in the Mason Square Community Room! In this feature-length carton by Steven Spielberg and Don Bluth a brontosaurus child, named Littlefoot, must fend for himself when his mother is killed. With several other orphaned dinosaurs, Littlefoot seeks out the fabled Great Valley, where food and shelter is plentiful. Along the way, the kiddie dinos learn several vital life lessons, all the while keeping themselves scarce whenever the fierce tyrannosauri gallumph into view. Rated G.

Watch a trailer of the movie here.

 

Free popcorn will be served!

 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday November 7, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Beautiful, Beautiful Math Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marcy DeJesus   585-329-5739   mdejesus@elschools.org
   

Expeditionary Learning Workshop. Principal Speaker: Marcy DeJesus. Not a library sponsored event.

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

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday November 8, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Beautiful, Beautiful Math Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marcy DeJesus   585-329-5739   mdejesus@elschools.org
   

Expeditionary Learning Workshop. Principal Speaker: Marcy DeJesus. Not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Saturday Stories and Snacks at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Moms and Dads, sons and daughters, and family members of all kinds, join Miss Meg in the Children’s Room for stories and yummy snacks (and coffee for the adults). For ages 3-5. Space is limited so preregistration is encouraged. Preregister by calling 413-263-6846.

September 6, October 18, November 8, and December 20.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Community Classroom Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tasha Moultrie-Phillips   413-206-5505   tmoultriephillips@mshtf.org
   

Financial literacy program with Springfield Partners for Community Action staff sponsored by the Mason Square Health Task Force.

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

Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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Monday November 10, 2014 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in between 3 and 5 pm on Mondays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
 
lib_book_pencil 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Kids' Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

We'll read a few chapters of an awesome book together, followed by a creative activity inspired by the story.  Each week we'll sample a new book (and snack!).  No quizzes, no reports, just fun!  Space is limited; preregistration is recommended. Call the Children's Room at 413-263-6828 ext 201. September 15 - November 17.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday November 11, 2014 Go To Top
misc_usflag Veterans' Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

 


 

    Location: All Library Locations
Wednesday November 12, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_handshake 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM How to Dress for Success and Ace Your Job Interview Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reggie Wilson   413-263-6843   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Dress for Success Boutique Director Sally Rueli will do an informative session on proper attire in the workplace and for job interviews.  Dress for Success Western MA (located at 503 Worthington St., Spfld. MA) is a nonprofit agency that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and life.

For the program, Dress for Success will present past clients who will model their work garments.  The various vendors who contribute to the “new, professional look” will be highlighted. Don’t miss this great opportunity to get valuable insider information on business dress from Ms. Rueli and have her answer your questions concerning the anxiety filled interview process.  According to a Forbes Magazine article, “What you wear to your next job interview might be more important than you think. Why? Whether you like it or not, your appearance is the first thing people notice about you–and first impressions are usually formed within the first 30 seconds.”                                                                        

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
        There are 50 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Monthly District Meeting of the SPS Librarians Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachele Centore   413-787-7447   centorer@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Monthly District meeting of the Springfield Public Schools Librarians. Not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_games 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Gaming, Unplugged! at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Board games galore- such as Apples to Apples, Settlers of Catan, Candyland, Chess and more! Play games of luck from your childhood, or games of strategy, or perhaps try a new game.  Drop in with your friends. Space is limited so come early!

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
school_chemistry1 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Science Squad at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This series of programs will explore eight different scientific areas with engaging, hands-on activities tailored to school-aged children. Each program will include a brief discussion of scientific principles, getting hands-on by making models or examples, and “science in action,” where Science Squad! members conduct experiments and work with their models. Ages 8-12.

Week 7: Volcano Science – Get messy with the science of volcanoes, and show off what you’ve learned by building your own volcano!

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM GOLD Cohort Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cindy Hutcheson   413-374-6331   chutcheson@valleyopp.com
   

Training educators in use of the GOLD online assessment tool. Preschool Enrichment Team training ECE teachers in GOLD assessment. Not library sponsored. 

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Thursday November 13, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tiny Tots Storytime at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for songs, stories, and play!  Especially for families with children aged 3-36 months.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   
   

Thursdays, 10:30 a.m., October 16 - December 4, ages 3-5, Sixteen Acres Community Room. 

Come enjoy some stories, songs, and rhymes.  Recommended for ages 3-5.  Please preregister by calling the branch at 413-263-6858.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Family Storytime at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Families with children ages 3-8 are invited to come enjoy some stories, songs and crafts. No registration required.  Call 263-6836 for more information.

 

Storytimes    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
ent_sock_puppet.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Incredible Creatures: Paper Bag Puppets Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Mason Square is celebrating incredible creatures this fall with a four-part craft and film series!

This Thursday, make a paper-bag puppet of a creature from your imagination!

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For ages 3 to 7.

All materials provided.

    Location: Mason Square
 
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Do you want to learn to knit or crochet, or need help with a yarn project you have started? Bring a pair of #8 or #9 needles and a ball of worsted weight yarn, or a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook and a ball of worsted weight yarn to the Forest Park Branch Library and our talented volunteer, Lynn, will help you. Teens, adults and families are encouraged to stop in and give it a try! You'll be able to check out new items at the Library as well as visit with others interested in the crafts of knitting and crocheting. It's great for beginning or advanced knitters. The "Knit-n-More" group meets Thursdays from 5 -6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Anne at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park
 
ent_film-reel 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Incredible Creatures Film: Monsters Inc. Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   
   

Mason Square is celebrating incredible creatures this fall with a four-part craft and film series!

Family Film: Monsters Inc.

Join us in the Mason Square community room!  In Pixar's fourth feature-length film, monsters generate their city's power by scaring children, but they are terribly afraid themselves of being contaminated by children, so when one enters Monstropolis, top scarer Sulley finds his world disrupted. Rated G.

Watch a trailer of the movie here.

 

Free popcorn will be served!

 

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Friday November 14, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday November 15, 2014 Go To Top
office_pencil 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Vitamin P for Poetry: a Poetry Writing Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Once a month, get a dose of poetry. In the first hour, come prepared to read and to discuss poems by established poets. In the second hour, engage in writing prompts inspired by the very poems we read together and then share aloud your ideas for new poems. Facilitated by local award-winning multilingual poet and educator, María Luisa Arroyo.

Poetry Classes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday November 17, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wee Ones Storytime at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come enjoy some stories, songs, and fun rhymes. Recommended for children 1-2 years old and their parents and/or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6846 to preregister.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in between 3 and 5 pm on Mondays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
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office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  7:45 PM PCA Workshop - Medication Safety Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linnea Rego   617-284-1216   linnea.rego@1199funds.org
   

1199 SEIU Training. Not Library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_book_pencil 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Kids' Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

We'll read a few chapters of an awesome book together, followed by a creative activity inspired by the story.  Each week we'll sample a new book (and snack!).  No quizzes, no reports, just fun!  Space is limited; preregistration is recommended. Call the Children's Room at 413-263-6828 ext 201. September 15 - November 17.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday November 18, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Come and enjoy moving to music, learning some new rhymes and songs and hearing a story. Recommended for children 1 1/2 - 3 years old and their parents or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6843 to preregister.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:00 PM !*#%! Computers! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Are you frustrated by computers? Let us shoot those troubles away! Come with your questions or fears and we lend a helping hand, leading you toward greater computer control. Beginners and experienced computer users are welcomed.

    Location: Forest Park
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in between 3 and 5 pm on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

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

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

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

Become a LEGO Quester by completing 52 LEGO Quests (or build your own!). Open to children 7-12. Space is limited to 15 Questers. Tuesdays from 4-5pm.

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday November 19, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime at Mason Square Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Foster Grandparent Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andrew R. Cade   413-739-7211 x 110   Andrew6503@aol.com
   

Foster grandparent in-service training sponsored by the Urban League. Not a library sponsored event. 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM State Sen. James Welch Office Hours at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: James Welch   413-737-7756   vanessa.ford@mass.senate.gov
   

State Senator James T. Welch will hold community office hours for constituents on the third Wednesday of every month from 1-3 pm at the Indian Orchard Branch Library.

    Location: Indian Orchard
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lib_book_red 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM American Girl Club Meetings Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia   413-263-6840   TLABROAD@SPRINGFIELDLIBRARY.ORG
   

Based on the American Girl books, this free club for ages 6 to 14 meets monthly on the third Wednesday. Come make a craft and enjoy a snack based on the time period of the girl chosen each month!

    Location: East Springfield
 
school_chemistry1 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Science Squad at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   emccoy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This series of programs will explore eight different scientific areas with engaging, hands-on activities tailored to school-aged children. Each program will include a brief discussion of scientific principles, getting hands-on by making models or examples, and “science in action,” where Science Squad! members conduct experiments and work with their models. Ages 8-12.

Week 8: Egg Drop Science – Explore the world of gravity, engineering, and more, and design your own container to see how far you can drop an egg without it smashing!

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Pajama Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

All ages welcome to come and enjoy stories and songs in their pajamas. Stuffed animals also welcome.

Stop by or call the branch to preregister.

 

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

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss  Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson.

Note: meeting date changed from last Wednesday because of holiday.
  
The East Forest Park Book Discussion Group meets every month from 6 - 7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month. We select a new book to discuss every month. Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday November 20, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tiny Tots Storytime at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for songs, stories, and play!  Especially for families with children aged 3-36 months.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   
   

Thursdays, 10:30 a.m., October 16 - December 4, ages 3-5, Sixteen Acres Community Room. 

Come enjoy some stories, songs, and rhymes.  Recommended for ages 3-5.  Please preregister by calling the branch at 413-263-6858.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Family Storytime at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Families with children ages 3-8 are invited to come enjoy some stories, songs and crafts. No registration required.  Call 263-6836 for more information.

 

Storytimes    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Do you want to learn to knit or crochet, or need help with a yarn project you have started? Bring a pair of #8 or #9 needles and a ball of worsted weight yarn, or a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook and a ball of worsted weight yarn to the Forest Park Branch Library and our talented volunteer, Lynn, will help you. Teens, adults and families are encouraged to stop in and give it a try! You'll be able to check out new items at the Library as well as visit with others interested in the crafts of knitting and crocheting. It's great for beginning or advanced knitters. The "Knit-n-More" group meets Thursdays from 5 -6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Anne at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Community Police Team Sector Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Brown   413-787-6359   kbrown@springfieldpolice.net
   

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

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

Share the time honored tradition of bedtime stories and snack at our monthly family event. No registration is needed.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
Friday November 21, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
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Saturday November 22, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday November 24, 2014 -  Sunday November 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Scavenger Hunt at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Come in during any open hours this week, grab a clue sheet, search the room for the pictures that answer the clues, bring your sheet to the desk, and claim your prize!  Ages 5-12.

    Location: Central Library Children's Room
Monday November 24, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wee Ones Storytime at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come enjoy some stories, songs, and fun rhymes. Recommended for children 1-2 years old and their parents and/or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6846 to preregister.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in between 3 and 5 pm on Mondays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
Tuesday November 25, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Come and enjoy moving to music, learning some new rhymes and songs and hearing a story. Recommended for children 1 1/2 - 3 years old and their parents or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6843 to preregister.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in between 3 and 5 pm on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

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

Become a LEGO Quester by completing 52 LEGO Quests (or build your own!). Open to children 7-12. Space is limited to 15 Questers. Tuesdays from 4-5pm.

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday November 26, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_turkey Thanksgiving Day Eve: All Libraries Close at 5 pm Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All Springfield City Library locations will close at 5 pm on Thanksgiving Day Eve.
 

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
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Thursday November 27, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_turkey Thanksgiving Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

 


 

    Location: All Library Locations
Friday November 28, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday November 29, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saturday Storytime at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday December 1, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wee Ones Storytime at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come enjoy some stories, songs, and fun rhymes. Recommended for children 1-2 years old and their parents and/or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6846 to preregister.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in between 3 and 5 pm on Mondays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  7:45 PM PCA Workshop - Nutrition and Diabetes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linnea Rego   617-284-1216   linnea.rego@1199funds.org
   

1199 SEIU Training. Not Library sponsored.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday December 2, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Come and enjoy moving to music, learning some new rhymes and songs and hearing a story. Recommended for children 1 1/2 - 3 years old and their parents or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6843 to preregister.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in between 3 and 5 pm on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

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

Become a LEGO Quester by completing 52 LEGO Quests (or build your own!). Open to children 7-12. Space is limited to 15 Questers. Tuesdays from 4-5pm.

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday December 3, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

The East Springfield Book Group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at noon at the East Springfield Branch Library, 21 Osborne Terrace. In this informal roundtable, members talk about what they're reading and share recommendations in any genre. Join us and widen your book-reading horizons! For more information, contact the branch.


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
office_meeting1 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Library Commissioners Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carol   413-263-6828 x290   
   

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

Library Commission    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
office_pencil 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Fiction Writing Group for Adults and Young Adults Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join a new group of fiction writers seeking inspiration or encouragement for projects they are working on. Prompts will be provided along with a friendly critiquing environment. Meets monthly on the first Wednesday from 6 – 7:30 pm at the East Forest Park Branch.

 

Poetry & Writing Workshops    
    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday December 4, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luis Manzi   413-747-0090, x201   lmanzi@newnorthcc.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   
   

Thursdays, 10:30 a.m., October 16 - December 4, ages 3-5, Sixteen Acres Community Room. 

Come enjoy some stories, songs, and rhymes.  Recommended for ages 3-5.  Please preregister by calling the branch at 413-263-6858.

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Game ON! Video Gaming for Teens and Tweens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Amatrudo   413-263-6843   
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Do you want to learn to knit or crochet, or need help with a yarn project you have started? Bring a pair of #8 or #9 needles and a ball of worsted weight yarn, or a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook and a ball of worsted weight yarn to the Forest Park Branch Library and our talented volunteer, Lynn, will help you. Teens, adults and families are encouraged to stop in and give it a try! You'll be able to check out new items at the Library as well as visit with others interested in the crafts of knitting and crocheting. It's great for beginning or advanced knitters. The "Knit-n-More" group meets Thursdays from 5 -6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Anne at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park
Friday December 5, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knit Lits at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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


 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday December 6, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Runes and Nordic Legends Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Find out about one of the most ancient alphabets! Runes were used in northern Europe for centuries before Latin. Runic magic was very important to the Vikings. J.R.R. Tolkien developed his own system of runes for his book, "The Hobbit".

All ages are welcome.

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

Join us for stories and a craft!  Perfect for ages 3-8, siblings are welcome.  No registration required.

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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Monday December 8, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wee Ones Storytime at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come enjoy some stories, songs, and fun rhymes. Recommended for children 1-2 years old and their parents and/or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6846 to preregister.

Storytimes    
    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in between 3 and 5 pm on Mondays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Time at the Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828 ext 471   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fun, casual, drop-in time to talk about what's on your mind, including anime, manga, computer stuff, favorite books and DVDs. Monthly video game events and other activities will take place in the community room.

Teen Summer Reading Club    
    Location: Central Library
Tuesday December 9, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Come and enjoy moving to music, learning some new rhymes and songs and hearing a story. Recommended for children 1 1/2 - 3 years old and their parents or caregivers. Please call 413-263-6843 to preregister.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Noon Hour Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris Kasputis   413-263-6828 x442   ckasputis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

This month's selection is Sweet Tooth: a novel by Ian McEwan (2012).
 

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Play Chess at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   ljohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in between 3 and 5 pm on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for children ages 7 and up.

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

Learn how to make a tasty afterschool snack!

This program is for tweens and teens. While supplies last.

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

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

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

Become a LEGO Quester by completing 52 LEGO Quests (or build your own!). Open to children 7-12. Space is limited to 15 Questers. Tuesdays from 4-5pm.

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday December 10, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime at Mason Square Branch Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square    413-263-6853   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Monthly District Meeting of the SPS Librarians Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachele Centore   413-787-7447   centorer@sps.springfield.ma.us
   

Monthly District meeting of the Springfield Public Schools Librarians. Not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
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rec_games 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Gaming, Unplugged! at Indian Orchard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   maust-anastasi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Board games galore- such as Apples to Apples, Settlers of Catan, Candyland, Chess and more! Play games of luck from your childhood, or games of strategy, or perhaps try a new game.  Drop in with your friends. Space is limited so come early!

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM GOLD Cohort Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cindy Hutcheson   413-374-6331   chutcheson@valleyopp.com
   

Training educators in use of the GOLD online assessment tool. Preschool Enrichment Team training ECE teachers in GOLD assessment. Not library sponsored. 

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Thursday December 11, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Knit-n-More at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Do you want to learn to knit or crochet, or need help with a yarn project you have started? Bring a pair of #8 or #9 needles and a ball of worsted weight yarn, or a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook and a ball of worsted weight yarn to the Forest Park Branch Library and our talented volunteer, Lynn, will help you. Teens, adults and families are encouraged to stop in and give it a try! You'll be able to check out new items at the Library as well as visit with others interested in the crafts of knitting and crocheting. It's great for beginning or advanced knitters. The "Knit-n-More" group meets Thursdays from 5 -6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Anne at the branch.
 

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Community Check-Up Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Wanda Givens   413-206-5512   wgivens@mshtf.org
   

Mason Square Health Task Force meeting. Not library sponsored.

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