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

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

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

What are the hopes and dreams that all people, everywhere, share? What wishes do you have for our planet and the people who live here? Come to any library during open hours and write a poem or note to your neighbors on earth. Decorate a cutout of a kid just like you, and pass your poem of peace on. We will have some haiku poetry examples if you need some inspiration for your writing. All artwork and notes will be collected and displayed at a special program "I'm Your Neighbor" at the Central Library on Sunday, April 30, 1 to 3.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Springfield City Library annual volunteer recognition event.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM WOCL Gathering Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Azizah Yasin   617-980-6970   aymtsabet@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event. 

Periodic meeting for members of the Women of Color in the Law professional networking organization.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM International Outreach Ministries Bible Study Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pastor Mattie Johnson   413-686-7996   jmattiep19@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Community Prayer and Bible Study Fellowship with International Outreach Ministries Inc., Church Without Walls:  Prayer and Bible Study Fellowship group meetings sponsored by Pastor Mattie Johnson. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Public Information Meeting - Springfield North End Pedestrian Path Construction Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michael Papadopoulos   (857)368-9334   michael.papadopoulos@state.ma.us
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

25% Design Public Hearing for the Springfield North End Pedestrian Path Construction.

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

This is not a library-sponsored event. 

Novel book club monthly meeting.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday April 26, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BYOB, A Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Men Of My Fathers House Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adolph Forbes II   860-513-8208   menofmyfathershouse@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

 

http://www.menofmyfathershouse@gmail.com    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 5:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Family Storytime at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday April 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversation Map Session - Diabetes Education Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Megan Brown   312-607-5622   mbrown@healthyinteractions.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This is a free, educational session for diabetes patients being offered through a local clinic.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
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elect_computer3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM The Web and Work: Finding the Job You Want Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There is 1 space available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Danielle Marrow   413-205-0646   
   

This is not a library-sponsored event

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Creative writing group for adults affected by homelessness in our community. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For ages 11-18.

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

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
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misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM POAH HUD Public Information Session Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jeanette Wilson   413-733-3316   jwilson@poahcommunities.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Monday May 1, 2017 -  Friday May 12, 2017 Go To Top
office_pencil Mother's Day Cards Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14. Kids will have an opportunity to express their appreciation and affection to their mothers by creating a personalized Mother’s Day card. All supplies provided. During all open hours.

    Location: Brightwood
Monday May 1, 2017 -  Saturday May 13, 2017 Go To Top
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    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldcitylibrary.org
   

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14. Kids will have an opportunity to express their appreciation and affection to their mothers by creating a personalized Mother’s Day card. All supplies provided. during all open hours.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
office_pencil Mother's Day Cards Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maureen Tipton   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14. Kids will have an opportunity to express their appreciation and affection to their mothers by creating a personalized Mother’s Day card. All supplies provided. During all open hours.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
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    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14. Kids will have an opportunity to express their appreciation and affection to their mothers by creating a personalized Mother’s Day card. All supplies provided. During all open hours.

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

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

Art & Photography Exhibits    
    Location: Central Library
Monday May 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM SOLE Union Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Livingston   413-263-6828 ext 204   clivingston@springfieldlibrary.org
   

SOLE Union Meeting

    Location: Central Library Community Room
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rec_paintbucket 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Messy Mondays for Wee Ones! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Central Library - Rice Hall
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Men Of My Fathers House Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adolph Forbes II   860-513-8208   menofmyfathershouse@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

http://www.menofmyfathershouse@gmail.com    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
nat_summertime 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Sandtray Play at the Children's Room Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Family Literacy Fun! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Parents from non-English speaking families are invited to the library to enjoy stories, crafts and activities. Families will leave with books and activities to do at home!

Presented in partnership with Home City Families. Call 413-886-5158 for more information or to sign up.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Sen. Lesser Office Hours Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joel McAuliffe   4132042061   joel.mcauliffe@masenate.gov
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
anim_owl 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Birds of Prey Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join Tom Ricardi, retired Fish and Wildlife game warden and licensed wildlife rehabilitator, for an interactive presentation featuring live birds of prey. Educational and entertaining!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

Library Commissioners    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM American Legion Auxiliary Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carolyn A. Baranowski   413-348-6029   cabsmad56@comcast.net
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Meeting to plan a banquet for the American Legion Auxiliary Department President. 

 

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

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

For our May meeting, we will be discussing The Circle by Dave Eggers. Copies of this title will be available for pickup at the East Forest Park Library prior to the meeting. No sign up is required, however, please email lmeier@springfieldlibrary.org or call 413-263-6836 if you have any questions.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Arts & Crafts    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
anim_bee.GIF 5:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Bee Movie Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Barry B. Benson, a bee just graduated from college, is disillusioned at his lone career choice: making honey. On a special trip outside the hive, Barry's life is saved by Vanessa, a florist in New York City. As their relationship blossoms, he discovers humans actually eat honey, and subsequently decides to sue them.

Rated PG. Runs 1h31m.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM WalkBike Springfield Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betsy Johnson   413-301-5387   betsy@bgjohnson.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Monthly meeting of WalkBike Springfield -- residents working to improving conditions for walking and bicycling in Springfield.  https://www.facebook.com/BikeWalkSpringfield/?fref=nf

Join our monthly Explore Springfield by Bicycle ride - Sunday May 7 at 1 PM

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
Friday May 5, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday May 6, 2017 Go To Top
ent_anime_naruto.GIF Free Comic Book Day! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lizzie Meier   413-263-6836   lmeier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event. 

Adult First Aid/CPR/AED training for PCAs

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

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

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

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

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_book_pencil 11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Mini Comic Book Challenge Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lmeier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Challenge yourself to make a comic book start to finish over the course of our library’s open hours on May 6th, 2017. Pick up your own free comics for Free Comic Book Day, get inspired, and create something of your own to take home! Snacks and materials will be provided.

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

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

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Delta Academy and GEMS Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pamela Westmoreland   413-222-3957   sacyouthprograms@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Wrap up session for middle and high school girls mentoring program with Delta SigmaTheta Sorority, Inc., Springfield Alumnae Chapter.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Chestnut Towers Tenant Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Darga   413-734-4948   lisa5149@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

VISTA Affordable Housing Preservation Project and the tenants of Chestnut Towers will be meeting to discuss Tenant Rights, how to form a tenant union, how to keep their rents affordable, etc.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Family Literacy Fun! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Parents from non-English speaking families are invited to the library to enjoy stories, crafts and activities. Families will leave with books and activities to do at home!

Presented in partnership with Home City Families. Call 413-886-5158 for more information or to sign up.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_games 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Gaming with C3 Officers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-623-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Challenge a C3 Officer to a game of your choice and enjoy some snacks.

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Union Local 3556 Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brenda Bates   413-787-7254   batesb@springfieldpublicschools.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Meeting for our union members

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday May 10, 2017 Go To Top
anim_bee.GIF Bumble Bands Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop into the Mason Square Branch Library anytime during the day to make a Bumble Band.

What's a bumble band? It's a strip of paper with seeds for bee-friendly plants glued to them. Bee-friendly plants can provide pollen and nectar to help counteract habitat loss. Save The Bees! During all open hours.

 

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM BMCHP team Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jeanmarie Javorski   413-730-4843   jeanmarie.javorsk@BMCHP-wellsense.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
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food_pizza 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Pizza Party and Suggestion Session Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Teens, the Central Library is looking for your input, and our pizza party is a way to celebrate spring and share your suggestions at the same time. What activities and opportunities would you like to see the Library offer? What can the Library do for you? Come by for pizza and tell us how we can do a better job of serving teens. Sign up online, or just drop by. For ages 11 to 19.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
misc_wizard_hat 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Magic The Gathering Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_house.GIF 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Your Public Library, Your Second Home Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

Join your neighbors at the Indian Orchard Branch Library for an afternoon of fun! There will be a scavenger hunt, craft activities, a book giveaway for families, and more.  Come discover your public library!

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Mother's Day Wind Chimes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Create this simple wind chime for the garden that can be hung outside during the summer months and produces a lovely fairy sound. For ages 4 and up.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
misc_frog 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Celebrate National Pet Month Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come help us celebrate National Pet Month at East Springfield!

Join us as we welcome some furry or not so furry animals from Forest Park Zoo on the Go. Learn about their habitats, behavior, diets and status in the wild. Afterwards make a special animal craft during our monthly Family Craft Night. Preregistration is strongly encouraged as space is limited. For more information please contact the branch.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Craft Night at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday May 11, 2017 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Hi!Tech: Getting Started with Computers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Springfield
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
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lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_trowel 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Mother's Day Terrarium Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come and enjoy creating a lovely plant terrarium just in time for Mother's Day. Add your own special touch to this hands on activity and enjoy presenting it to a special someone as a gift. All materials are provided. This program is for teens.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Arts & Crafts    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
anim_bee.GIF 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Vanishing of the Bees Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This documentary takes a piercing investigative look at the economic, political and ecological implications of the worldwide disappearance of the honeybee. The film examines our current agricultural landscape and celebrates the ancient and sacred connection between man and the honeybee. The story highlights the positive changes that have resulted due to the tragic phenomenon known as "Colony Collapse Disorder." To empower the audience, the documentary provides viewers with tangible solutions they can apply to their everyday lives. Vanishing of the Bees unfolds as a dramatic tale of science and mystery, illuminating this extraordinary crisis and its greater meaning about the relationship between humankind and Mother Earth. The bees have a message - but will we listen?

    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 May 12, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday May 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  3:00 PM ADULT FIRST AID/CPR/AED Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Edwin Lara   617-284-1286   edwin.lara@1199funds.org
   

This is not a library-sponsred event.

Adult First Aid/CPR/AED for PCAs

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

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

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Springfield Carnival Association Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gloria Scarlett   413-693-3343   scarlettg51@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The Springfield Carnival Association General Meeting. This meeting is open to the public. Matters to be dscussed are :

  1. Annual Beach Trip
  2. Health fair / Taste of the Caribbean
  3. Proclamation Day
  4. Immigration Forum.

 

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

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

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
misc_kidsreading 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Bubble Play in the Reading Garden Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@gmail.com
   

Visit the Mason Square Branch Library Reading Garden for an afternoon of bubble fun. Play with different kinds of bubbles and watch them float away. Make your own bubble wand. How big of a bubble can you blow?

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
nat_flower01 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Paint and Plant a Flower Pot Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

 Come to the East Springfield Branch Library and paint your own flowerpot just in time for Mother's Day. Plant some seeds in it and take it home to watch them grow.

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Scholarship Award Committee will be meeting  to discuss and make necessary arrangements for theScholarship award dinner

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday May 15, 2017 -  Saturday May 27, 2017 Go To Top
anim_cat Oodles of Animal Crafts Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

May is National Pet Month. To celebrate our four-legged furry friends we will be offering some cool animal crafts. Drop in craft during all open hours.

    Location: East Forest Park
Monday May 15, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintbucket 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Messy Mondays for Wee Ones! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Rep. Williams Office Hours Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Office of Bud Williams   413-739-8547   
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday May 16, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM SOC Parent Council Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Justin Chellman   413-787-6724   jchellman@springfieldcityhall.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The Parent Council is a group of parents receiving services within the early childhood system of care.  It is a parent only group, facilitated by Springfield Department of Health and Human Services and Gandara CSA staff.  The focus of the council, while dictated by the parent members, must include early childhood mental health and wellness.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Family Literacy Fun! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Parents from non-English speaking families are invited to the library to enjoy stories, crafts and activities. Families will leave with books and activities to do at home!

Presented in partnership with Home City Families. Call 413-886-5158 for more information or to sign up.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Experience a new flavor.  Learn how to make a tasty snack. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday May 17, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event. 

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

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
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misc_none 2:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Conversation Map Session - Diabetes Education Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Megan Brown   312-607-5622   mbrown@healthyinteractions.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This is a free, educational session for diabetes patients being offered through a local clinic.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
food_meal 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Let's Get Cooking at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Calling all Foodies - the library is now a place for you!  The East Forest Park Branch Library will be starting a Cooking Group which will focus on your food interests.  We will pick a theme for each meeting, provide cookbooks and recipes to choose from, and then meet and eat.  We will present our dishes and discuss the challenges and delights of our recipes. Future sessions may include guest speakers to discuss local restaurants, farmers markets and the food-to-table movement, culinary trends, new kitchen essentials, nutritional tips and whatever is recommended by the group.  Whether you are a gourmet chef or a person who only heats up take-out food in the microwave, this will be a fun, useful and social group to help improve your cooking skills.  Please contact Linda at the East Forest Park Branch with any questions.

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_teaching 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Taking Action: Responding to Teen Dating Violence Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Did you know 1 in 3 teens will experience dating violence? Intervention when dating violence occurs is so important, yet only 46% of people who say they know someone who has experienced dating violence has intervened. Let’s change that! Join the YWCA of Western Massachusetts for an interactive workshop about teen dating violence, where we’ll learn more about warning signs, healthy versus unhealthy relationships, what YOU can do, and community resources available. We want to empower you to be the change for youth and young adults experiencing intimate partner violence in our communities.

This workshop is geared towards parents, families, and caregivers of youth. Find out more about the YWCA's dating violence work by calling (413) 732-3121 x107 or checking their website .

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 40 spaces available.
Thursday May 18, 2017 Go To Top
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: East Springfield   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This hands-on workshop builds on Getting Started with Computers by reviewing basic aspects of computer use including file management, text editing, and more. It is the perfect class for 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 Shadd & Sarah.

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Springfield
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday May 19, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Rep. Williams Office Hours Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Office of Bud Williams   413-739-8547   
   

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

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
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Saturday May 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rep. Williams Office Hours Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Office of Bud Williams   413-739-8547   
   

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

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

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

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

Are you a teen interested in discussing books? Check out the East Forest Park Teen Book Club! This month, we will be discussing The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol. 1 by Ryan North, Steve Ditko, Erica Henderson, Will Murray and Dan Slott. Copies of the book will be available at the Reference Desk. You can sign up ahead of time or just drop in. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

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

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

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
anim_flyingbird 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Milk Carton Birdhouses Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Welcome our feathered friends back with a milk carton birdhouse. Hang it in a tree or off a bush. They will appreciate having a safe place to build a nest. For ages 7 and up.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_paintpalette02 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Release Your Inner Artist Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This workshop is designed to give aspiring visual artists a practical strategy for getting started on painting and creating impactful works of art. After viewing a slide show presenting the concepts and demonstrating the process, students create their own paintings of a projected image using pastels. Janet helps everyone apply the techniques and paint the subject in darks, lights, and midtones, focusing on details and toward the end using pastels. Everyone leaves very excited about their artworks, equipped with strategies and some tools to continue painting! This program is made possible by funds from the Springfield Cultural Council and is presented by Janet Schwartz.

Arts & Crafts    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 18 spaces available.
 
office_meeting1 1:15 PM  -  1:45 PM East Forest Park Teen Advisory Board Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lmeier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday May 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Group Positions Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicolas DeFeo   (413) 478-5594   Dnick84@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

dnick84@yahoo.com    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Last Sunday Opening at Central Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

Today is the last Sunday opening at the Central Library until the fall.

The Central Library will be closed on Sundays for the summer, from May 28 through September 4.

Locations and Hours    
    Location: Central Library
Monday May 22, 2017 -  Saturday May 27, 2017 Go To Top
anim_dog1 Towel Day Towel Drive Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Peggy Dialessi   413-263-6846   pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

May 25th is known as Towel Day in recognition of Douglas Adam's world-famous book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. As all good intergalactic hitchhikers know, towels are necessary for successful star traveling, but local animal shelters need them too! Bring in your clean but reusable old towels between Monday May 22 and Saturday May 27th, and staff will have them delivered to the Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Adoption Center for use as animal bedding. Each accepted towel will earn you a raffle ticket to win a $25 gift card to Bed, Bath, and Beyond. See your librarian for details. Stop by during all open hours at all library locations. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: All Library Locations
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Monday May 22, 2017 Go To Top
elect_computer3 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Computer Clinic: Focus on Email Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you need an email account, or have questions about how to better manage the one you have? From organizing folders to keeping spam in check, this workshop can help you use email effectively and efficiently. Basic keyboard and mouse skills are needed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. Led by Linda.

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Early Literacy Coalition Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Corey Ferguson   413-263-6828 x201   cferguson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
Tuesday May 23, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Choices: Steps Towards Health Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Arlene Iraola   413-737-0236 ext.102   airaola@umext.umass.edu
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Family Literacy Fun! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Parents from non-English speaking families are invited to the library to enjoy stories, crafts and activities. Families will leave with books and activities to do at home!

Presented in partnership with Home City Families. Call 413-886-5158 for more information or to sign up.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
ent_microphone1 6:15 PM  -  7:30 PM Author Talk: Derek Strahan and His Book Lost Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join local author Derek Strahan as he launches his new book Lost Springfield, an excellent glimpse back into Springfield's history.  The book reflects many of Springfield's beautiful, historically significant buildings that have been lost.  Mr. Strahan will also talk about pioneering industrialists and new businesses in the mid-1800's that helped Springfield rise to become the economic center of the region.  Derek Strahan is a graduate of Westfield State University, teaches English in Connecticut, and actively participates in the online blog #Lost New England."

Writing, Reading & Author Talks    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
        There are 44 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Club Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: anne cesan   413-782-7702   a126chocolate@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday May 24, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BYOB, A Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_handshake 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Job Seeker Workshop Series: Finding, Getting, and Keeping a Job Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Janet Kelly   413-263-6839   jkelly@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Are you looking for work, but don't know how to get started or where to look? Want to brush up on your interviewing skills? Want to make sure you keep the next job that you get?

Join us at the Read/Write/Now Center for a free three-part job seeker workshop series led by Workforce Team educators from the Hampden County Sheriff's Department's After Incarceration Support Systems program.

Wednesday, May 24th: Finding the job: This workshop will cover topics such as: what you need to do before you start your job search, job search strategies, and local resources and organizations that can help with the job search process.

Wednesday, May 31st: Getting the job: This workshop will survey cover letter basics and interviewing skills.

Wednesday, June 7th: Keeping the job: This workshop will focus on work/life balance and the soft skills necessary to do well in a work environment.

 

Jobseeker Resources    
    Location: Read/Write/Now
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss The Bridge Ladies by Betsy Lerner.

We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book are available at the branch.  Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome. This group meets every month from 6 - 7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month, although this month we will meet on May 24, the fourth Wednesday of the month.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
ent_note 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM The Softer Side of Celtic: Music and Stories Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Music & Entertainment    
    Location: East Springfield
        There are 19 spaces available.
Thursday May 25, 2017 Go To Top
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: East Springfield   413-263-6830   sjamison@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 Shadd & Sarah.

Computer Classes    
    Location: East Springfield
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Arts & Crafts    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Crushing Self-Doubt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brenda's Child   413-729-4377   brendaschild@brendaschild.com
   

This is not a ilbrary-sponsored event.

Facilitated by Brenda's Child, the Queen of Self-esteem, women and teen girls will learn strategies for eliminating negative self-talk and doubt and building confidence and sel-worth,. Participants will design and create their own affirmations to take with them. Register online at www.brendachild.com by May 18th. Refreshments and materials will be provided.

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
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Friday May 26, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Rep. Williams Office Hours Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Office of Bud Williams   413-739-8547   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday May 27, 2017 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to Excel Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
rec_games 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Games Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters - Saturday Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

To meeting is final one before the award ceremony, which will be on June 1st at the Barney Estate in Forest park.

At this meeting deligation of duties will be done and all parts of the planning must come together.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Central Library is closed on Sundays during the summer through Labor Day.

Locations and Hours    
    Location: Central Library
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    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Family Literacy Fun! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Parents from non-English speaking families are invited to the library to enjoy stories, crafts and activities. Families will leave with books and activities to do at home!

Presented in partnership with Home City Families. Call 413-886-5158 for more information or to sign up.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday May 31, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_handshake 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Job Seeker Workshop Series: Finding, Getting, and Keeping a Job Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Janet Kelly   413-263-6839   jkelly@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Are you looking for work, but don't know how to get started or where to look? Want to brush up on your interviewing skills? Want to make sure you keep the next job that you get?

Join us at the Read/Write/Now Center for a free three-part job seeker workshop series led by Workforce Team educators from the Hampden County Sheriff's Department's After Incarceration Support Systems program.

Wednesday, May 24th: Finding the job: This workshop will cover topics such as: what you need to do before you start your job search, job search strategies, and local resources and organizations that can help with the job search process.

Wednesday, May 31st: Getting the job: This workshop will survey cover letter basics and interviewing skills.

Wednesday, June 7th: Keeping the job: This workshop will focus on work/life balance and the soft skills necessary to do well in a work environment.

 

Jobseeker Resources    
    Location: Read/Write/Now
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Rep. Williams Office Hours Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Office of Bud Williams   413-739-8547   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: East Springfield
Thursday June 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Rep. Williams Office Hours Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Office of Bud Williams   413-739-8547   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

This month the Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss Do not say we have nothing, by Madeleine Thien.

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
rec_games 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Game On! Video Gaming for Teens at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Healthy Living - Healthy Hill Initiative Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Wilhelmina Humphries   413-333-7262   whumphries@wayfindersma.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The Healthy Hill Initiative along with Wayfinders (formally HAPHousing) hold a monthly workshop for the Old Hill Residents.  Each moth we have a different topic on Healthy tips on how to live Healthier Happier lives.  During the school year we would hold our workshops at Deberry Elementary school, however now that summer has arrived we have to chang our location. We set up at 5:00 wilth a free light dinner at 5:30 and the presentation will begin at 6:00 - 7:45 followed by questions and answers.  By 7:00 - 7:15 we begin our clean-up and are normally done by 7:30 - 8:00.

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Arts & Crafts    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
Friday June 2, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday June 3, 2017 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Introduction to Word Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch Bunch at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
Sunday June 4, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Central Library is closed on Sundays during the summer through Labor Day.

Locations and Hours    
    Location: Central Library
Monday June 5, 2017 Go To Top
rec_knitting 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Central Library - Rice Hall
Tuesday June 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM MassHealth EVV Listening Session Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Whitney Moyer   617-222-7481   whitney.moyer@state.ma.us
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

MassHealth is hosting a public listening session to discuss upcoming changes to the PCA Program. Beginning in 2018, MassHealth will start requiring consumers and PCAs to use an electronic visit verification (EVV) system instead of paper timesheets to record services and receive payment for those services. During this listening session, MassHealth will provide information about EVV, as well as listen to questions and concerns from community members. MassHealth looks forward to meeting with PCA consumers and PCAs. 

 

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

Tuesdays, June 6 - August 29, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Family Literacy Fun! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Parents from non-English speaking families are invited to the library to enjoy stories, crafts and activities. Families will leave with books and activities to do at home!

Presented in partnership with Home City Families. Call 413-886-5158 for more information or to sign up.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Sen. Lesser Office Hours Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joel McAuliffe   4132042061   joel.mcauliffe@masenate.gov
   

This is a non library sponsored event.

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

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

TBD

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meet our summer building challenges and get to know your fellow LEGO engineers. Held on the first Tuesday of the month.

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
Wednesday June 7, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Teddy Bears Picnic Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Bring a blanket, snack and your favorite stuffed friend to the Indian Orchard Branch lawn for stories, songs and surprises! This program is geared for preschoolers and their caregivers, but younger siblings are welcome. If it threatens rain, we'll picnic indoors!

    Location: Indian Orchard
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Partnership Development Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Zainab Ilumoka    617-695-1200   zilumoka@massmentors.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This training is for local mentoring and youth serving organizations to develop skills and knowledge to develop philanthropic and community partnerships to support their work.

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_handshake 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Job Seeker Workshop Series: Finding, Getting, and Keeping a Job Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Janet Kelly   413-263-6839   jkelly@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Are you looking for work, but don't know how to get started or where to look? Want to brush up on your interviewing skills? Want to make sure you keep the next job that you get?

Join us at the Read/Write/Now Center for a free three-part job seeker workshop series led by Workforce Team educators from the Hampden County Sheriff's Department's After Incarceration Support Systems program.

Wednesday, May 24th: Finding the job: This workshop will cover topics such as: what you need to do before you start your job search, job search strategies, and local resources and organizations that can help with the job search process.

Wednesday, May 31st: Getting the job: This workshop will survey cover letter basics and interviewing skills.

Wednesday, June 7th: Keeping the job: This workshop will focus on work/life balance and the soft skills necessary to do well in a work environment.

 

Jobseeker Resources    
    Location: Read/Write/Now
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

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

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

For our June meeting, we will be discussing The Husband's Secret by Lianna Moriarty. Copies of this title will be available for pickup at the East Forest Park Library prior to the meeting. No sign up is required, however, please email lmeier@springfieldlibrary.org or call 413-263-6836 if you have any questions.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday June 8, 2017 Go To Top
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Continuing The Artist's Way Journey Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   aoconnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM STEM to STEAM Workshop with ECT Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Julia Guazzo   413 977-9121   jguazzo@startatsquareone.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This event is for parents and children. They will engage in activities lead by Enchanted Chircle Theater to promote STEM To STEAM learning.

This is funded by the Springfield CFCE, and will benefit all children enrolled in the SCOOP program. It is a collaboration between SCOOP (Springfield Cooperative Preschool program), ECT and CFCE.(Home, City, Famillies) state funded Coordinated Family Community Engagement program.

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Friday June 9, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_handshake 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Register to Work at MGM! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday June 10, 2017 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Introduction to Publisher Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Create simple yet attractive flyers and brochures with Publisher, a convenient desktop publishing software package. We'll look at making multipaged handouts and multifold brochures using Publisher's powerful templates. Skill with a keyboard and mouse is needed for success in this workshop. Light refreshments, compliments of the Friends of the Library, will be provided. Led by Matthew

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_treasurechest 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM We're Going on a Treasure Hunt! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Reading really is an adventure!  Join us for a pretend, guided trek through the wilds of the library! Climb steep mountains, cross raging rivers, meet exotic animals and much more just by tapping into your imagination. We'll end with a crafty "treasure" to design and bring home.  For children ages 3-6 accompanied by a participating adult. Siblings welcome. Please register online or by calling the branch library.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  2:30 PM Special Education Surrogate Parent Orientation Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Danielle Hardin   617-399-8342   dhardin@fcsn.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event. 

Volunteer to Become a Special Education Surrogate Parent

Are you interested in supporting students in your community?

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

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

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

Registration is required.

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

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 12 spaces available.
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elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters - Saturday Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   
   

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday June 11, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Central Library is closed on Sundays during the summer through Labor Day.

Locations and Hours    
    Location: Central Library
Monday June 12, 2017 -  Saturday June 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_usflag Independence Day Cards for Meals on Wheels Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Enjoy a patriotic family activity while reaching out to your neighbors! Youth and their families are welcome to drop in at any location to create Independence Day cards. Participants are encouraged to make two cards, one for friends or family and one for a Meals on Wheels recipient.  The library provides all the materials and will hand deliver your card to Meals on Wheels in time for the holiday. Drop in craft during all open hours.

    Location: All Library Locations
Monday June 12, 2017 -  Saturday August 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_house.GIF Neighbor Care Cards for the YWCA Shelter Families Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Build a better world with a message of care to our neighbors in need!
Join us throughout the summer to create handmade welcome cards to be distributed to families in need coming into the Springfield YWCA family shelter. Stop by our branch at any time during open hours and create your card. Give it to the librarian to be sent to the YWCA, and earn a treat! All supplies will be provided. During all  open hours.

    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_house.GIF Neighbor Care Cards for the YWCA Shelter Families Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lmeier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Build a better world with a message of care to our neighbors in need!
Join us throughout the summer to create handmade welcome cards to be distributed to families in need coming into the Springfield YWCA family shelter. Stop by our branch at any time during open hours and create your card. Give it to the librarian to be sent to the YWCA, and earn a treat! All supplies will be provided. During all open hours.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_house.GIF Neighbor Care Cards for the YWCA Shelter Families Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Build a better world with a message of care to our neighbors in need!
Join us throughout the summer to create handmade welcome cards to be distributed to families in need coming into the Springfield YWCA family shelter. Stop by our branch at any time during open hours and create your card. Give it to the librarian to be sent to the YWCA, and earn a treat! All supplies will be provided. During all  open hours.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_book3 This Book Changed My World Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

What book did you read that changed how you saw the world? Come in and (1) draw a picture that shows what your world-changing book is about or (2) write a short paragraph about your book. We’ll display them all the summer, and inspire others to try these stories that might also change their world. Come in at any time during our open hours to participate.

    Location: East Springfield
Monday June 12, 2017 Go To Top
rec_knitting 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
Tuesday June 13, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, June 6 - August 29, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

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

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

This month's selection is: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline (2013) fiction.

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

TBD

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_paintpalette02 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Build a Better Summer Reading Club: Messy Art Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrate the start of Summer Reading and help paint our Summer Reading Club signs. Be prepared to be messy.

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Union Local 3556 Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brenda Bates   413-787-7254   batesb@springfieldpublicschools.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

 

Meeting with members to discuss union business.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday June 14, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Teddy Bears Picnic Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Bring a blanket, snack and your favorite stuffed friend to the Indian Orchard Branch lawn for stories, songs and surprises! This program is geared for preschoolers and their caregivers, but younger siblings are welcome. If it threatens rain, we'll picnic indoors!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Ashley Blom - How to Eat a Lobster and Other Culinary Enigmas Explained Book Release Party Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ashley Blom   512-962-0189   ablom10@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Join Ashley Blom for a celebration of a dream 24 years in the making--the publishing of her first book! You can order the book on Amazon, or find it in your local bookseller after April 4th.

There will be FOOD! 


Info about the book:
Sometimes an evening is going great . . . until the crawfish arrive. Then what do you do? (Answer: Twist and snap off the head. Peel the tail and pull out the meat. Then suck the juices from the head. Seriously: you’re supposed to!)

For every tricky dining situation you can imagine (and a few you can’t), How to Eat a Lobster will show you how to navigate the meal with grace, style, and minimal splatter. With easy-to-follow instructions and helpful illustrations, you’ll learn the answers to 50 food-related questions you’ve been afraid to ask. Equal parts cheat sheet and cheerleader, How to Eat a Lobster not only shows you how to open a coconut—it shows that you can!

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Craft Night at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday June 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, June 2 – June 22, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    

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

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

Writing Workshops    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
misc_rocks1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kindness Rocks Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come decorate some stones with pictures, inspirational quotes or just a kind word. Leave the these stones in gardens, by walking paths, or give them to a neighbor to help spread kindness in your community. For teens ages 11 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_trowel 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Grow a Better World Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for an afternoon of gardening! Learn the basics of planning, both in pots and in your own backyard. You’ll get to plant your own seeds and take the pot home!

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday June 16, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed on Fridays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
Saturday June 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  3:00 PM ADULT FIRST AID/CPR/AED Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Edwin Lara   617-284-1286   edwin.lara@1199funds.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Adult First Aid/CPR/AED Training for PCAs

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_computer3 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Introduction to PowerPoint Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM East Forest Park Teen Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   LMeier@SpringfieldLibrary.org
   

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

    Location: East Forest Park
 
elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Forest Park Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday June 18, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Central Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Central Library is closed on Sundays during the summer through Labor Day.

Locations and Hours    
    Location: Central Library
Monday June 19, 2017 Go To Top
rec_knitting 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Indian Orchard
Tuesday June 20, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, June 6 - August 29, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Storytimes    
    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM SOC Parent Council Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Justin Chellman   413-787-6724   jchellman@springfieldcityhall.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The Parent Council is a group of parents receiving services within the system of care.  It is a parent only group facilitated by Springfield Department of Health and Human Services and Gandara CSA staff.  The focus of the council, while dictated by the parent members, must include early childhood mental health and wellness.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

TBD

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

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info