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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Mason Square
Monday February 19, 2018 Go To Top
misc_lincoln Presidents' Day: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM M.A.B. Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Annette Davis-Harris   413-783-6612   Davisharris@verizon.net
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Information & support for visually imparied persons.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Disaster Preparation Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joseph Sparks   413-262-2185   mhrf@msn.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Hosted by Aspen University.

Within recent memory, Springfield has had to go without power due to a tornado and due to an early snowstorm.
This presentation helps attendees make their homes and vehicles ready for a natural disaster using Red Cross and FEMA guidelines.
Disaster readiness will be covered for people who have health and/or mobility problems WITHOUT spending a lot of money

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

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

Ages 12-19 welcome.

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

Let your imagination run wild!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Center After School Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Althea Haines   413734-3106   centerafterschool@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Stop Access Drug Free Communities Coalition Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sharon Hall-Smith   413-733-9024   shall-smith@gandaracenter.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The Stop Access Coalition brings together multiple sectors of the community to promote youth success through substance use prevention, particulaly in the Forest Park, South End and Maple High/Six Corners Neighborhoods. Please join us to be part of the solution!

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM United Way Basic Needs Grant Info Session 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.

Meeting to inform public and interested parties about the Basic Needs Request for Funding.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
rec_knitting 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   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 adult group meets every Wednesday from 3:30-4:45

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Central Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Springifield Republican Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kency Gilet   413-883-7603   KencyGilet@Outlook.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

GOP convention delagates meeting.

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
        There are 10 spaces available.
Thursday February 22, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM United Way Basic Needs Grant Info Session 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.

Public meeting to share information on the Basic Needs Request for Funding.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
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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   413-263-6828   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: East Springfield
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_thread 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Drop-in Sewing Crafts for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext.425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Brightwood
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Center After School Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Althea Haines   413734-3106   centerafterschool@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

The Radical Play Instutite will be held every Thursday from February 1st - March 1st, 2018.

For ages 12-18, parental permission required.

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

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

All ages welcome!

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

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

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

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

Book & Craft Clubs    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
ent_note 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Mason Square Jazz Fest Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Caitlin Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

Refreshments will be provided at the reception.

 

 

 

    Location: Mason Square
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM NEW LOCATION: Rebecca Johnson School /Community Conversation with City Councilor Jesse Lederman Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: City Councilor Jesse Lederman   413-285-3041   CouncilorLederman@gmail.com
   

NEW LOCATION: Rebecca Johnson School, 55 Catharine Street, Springfield MA 01109

www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/02/springfield_city_councilors_sl.html

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Women's Empowerment Through Salsa Dancing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Delmarina Lopez   413-351-8014   delmarinalopez@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The purpose of this workshop series is to lead women into a more empowered state: spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically through the healing power of movement. Salsa Dancing is incredibly fun, deeply rooted in the Latino culture, and a great way to fellowship with others. The workshops will be two parted. The first part of each session is focused on fellowship and dancing. The second part focuses on different topics surrounding Women Empowerment. Safe space, open to women of our community.

FB: Women's Empowerment Through Salsa Dancing    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Friday February 23, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

 

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

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

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

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

This event is for teens only.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Pine Point Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:30 PM Jack and Jill Activity Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jamina Scippio-McFadden   850-567-2314   jsipmac@aol.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Western Massachusetts chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. will be hosting a meeting for new members and their children.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Community Enrichment Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rhonda Brace   413-627-6127   rmbhathor@aol.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Meeting for planning community service programs and events for Community Enrichment, Inc.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Planned Parenthood Action Forum Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shanique Spalding   857-231-0415   sspalding@pplm.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This Action Forum is for all Planned Parenthood supporters, allies, and activist. Come learn about our legislative agenda for this session and how you can help support our bills and electoral process this year.

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afri(K)que Board and Volunteers Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karina Dise      afrikque@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Sunday February 25, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Catching the Sun Film Screening Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Jane Eustace   413-433-9718   mjeustace@msn.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Through the stories of workers and entrepreneurs in the U.S. and China, the documentary film "Catching the Sun" captures the global race to lead the clean energy future.  Over the course of a solar jobs training program, the film follows unemployed American workers seeking jobs in the solar industry.  With countries like China investing in innovative technologies and capitalizing on this trillion-dollar opportunity.  "Catching the Sun" tells the story of the global energy transition from the perspective of workers and entrepreneurs building solutions to income inequality and climate change with their own hands.  

"Catching the Sun" premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival and was named a 2016 New York Times Critics' Pick.  It's also part of American Film Showcase, shown at U.S. embassies and diplomatic missions around the world.  The film released globally on Netflix with Executive Producer Leonard DiCaprio on Earth Day 2016.  The film was nominated by the Environmental Media Association for the 2016 EMA Award for Best Documentary.

The Springfield Chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby invites you to join us for a viewing of the documentary followed by a discussion.  All are welcome.  

Eustace    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Monday February 26, 2018 -  Saturday March 3, 2018 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Celebrate the birthday of Springfield's own, Dr. Seuss! Make a "Thing 1" or "Thing 2" bookmark, estimate how many fish are in the bowl and/or visit our Dr. Seuss photo booth.

    Location: Forest Park
Monday February 26, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Galbreath   413 263 6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Baystate Medical Center RFP General Info Session Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Annamarie Golden   413-794-7622   annamarie.golden@baystatehealth.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

BMC is releasing an RFP for grants.  This session will provide an overview of the application, guidelines, application, post-grant requirements, etc. 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Craft Your Cares Away Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come to "Craft Your Cares Away" with Tricia. We will be relaxing, socializing, and making crafts to take your mind off your everyday worries for an hour. All necessary supplies will be available at no cost, and light refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library will be offered too. Ages 18+.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

Let your imagination run wild!

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Center After School Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Althea Haines   413734-3106   centerafterschool@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM North End Girl Scout Troop Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Victoria Ann Rodriguez   413-262-3552   vamrod522@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Springfield Food Policy Council/UMASS Healthy Cooking Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elizabeth O'Gilvie   413-244-5859   springfieldfoodpolicycouncil@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

7 week healthy cooking class for parents/guardians of Rebecca Johnson and DeBerry Elementary School Students.

Participants will learn easy, tasy, nutritious recipes, receive a stiped and gift certificate for a healthy grocery shopping trip.

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

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

 

 

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
rec_knitting 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   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 adult group meets every Wednesday from 3:30-4:45

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Springfield Food Policy Council Film Series Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betsy Johnson   413-301-5387   betsy@bgjohnson.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Central Library
Thursday March 1, 2018 -  Saturday March 10, 2018 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue Cat in the Hat Craft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maureen Tipton   413 263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop by and make a Cat in the Hat craft in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday. During open hours.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_scissors&glue Cat in the Hat Craft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413 263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop by and make a Cat in the Hat craft in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday. During open hours.

    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_treasurechest Dr. Seuss Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Hrobsky   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Test you knowledge of Dr. Seuss and win a trip to the prize box. During open hours.

    Location: All Library Locations
Thursday March 1, 2018 -  Friday March 30, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_pencil Mad Libs in March Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Geneva Caffee   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in for word game hilarity!  We'll have lots of humorous fill-in-the-blank stories for kids try out with their friend, sibling or accompanying grownup. Mad Libs are not just lots of fun, but also a great way for kids to practice vocabulary skills and learn about parts of speech.

Available during all open hours.

    Location: Brightwood
 
lib_book_pencil Mad Libs in March Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in for word game hilarity!  We'll have lots of humorous fill-in-the-blank stories for kids try out with their friend, sibling or accompanying grownup. Mad Libs are not just lots of fun, but also a great way for kids to practice vocabulary skills and learn about parts of speech.

Available during all open hours.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_book_pencil Mad Libs in March Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in for word game hilarity!  We'll have lots of humorous fill-in-the-blank stories for kids try out with their friend, sibling or accompanying grownup. Mad Libs are not just lots of fun, but also a great way for kids to practice vocabulary skills and learn about parts of speech.

Available during all open hours.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
Thursday March 1, 2018 -  Saturday March 31, 2018 Go To Top
misc_scissors Creation Station Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen Sulzycki   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop into the children's department at Mason Square during the month of March and come explore the world of creativity! Every week we will experiment with different materials, methods and media guaranteed to unleash your inner maker. If you love to make, and to do, Creation Station is for you!

    Location: Mason Square
 
misc_scissors 3:30 AM  -  4:30 AM Creation Station Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop into the Brightwood Library during the month of March and come explore the world of creativity! Every week we will experiment with different materials, methods and media guaranteed to unleash your inner maker. If you love to make, and to do, Creation Station is for you!

    Location: Brightwood
Thursday March 1, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM LEaDER Commencement Ceremony Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Murphy   413-233-1673   LMurphy@WayFindersma.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This will be a celebration of the Way Finders' staff who have participated in the LEaDER Initiative.  An internal leadership development program.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Location: Central Library - Rice Hall

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

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

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

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

The Radical Play Instutite will be held every Thursday from February 1st - March 1st, 2018.

For ages 12-18, parental permission required.

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

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

All ages welcome!

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

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

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

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Women's Empowerment Through Salsa Dancing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Delmarina Lopez   413-351-8014   delmarinalopez@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The purpose of this workshop series is to lead women into a more empowered state: spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically through the healing power of movement. Salsa Dancing is incredibly fun, deeply rooted in the Latino culture, and a great way to fellowship with others. The workshops will be two parted. The first part of each session is focused on fellowship and dancing. The second part focuses on different topics surrounding Women Empowerment. Safe space, open to women of our community.

FB: Women's Empowerment Through Salsa Dancing    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Friday March 2, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_yoga 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Tai Chi for Everyone Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shadd Jamison   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Central Library
Saturday March 3, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Girl Scout Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Heather Mulrooney    413-799-8544   msheathertheprincess@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
misc_wizard_hat 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM A Day at Hogwarts Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext.425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Are you a Harry Potter fan? You've just received an owl inviting you to come to our Day at Hogwarts! We'll have the best wizarding foods you could hope for, as well as games and Trivia. You're welcome to come in your Hogwarts best, or even use a  Polyjuice Potion to come looking like your favorite character. For teens and their friends and families; suggested for ages 10 and up.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Galbreath   413 263 6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM General Meeting 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.

This is a planning meeting for up coming events that will be taking place beginning May 11, 2018. The public is invited to attend.

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM RED Subcommittee Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katie Byrne   617-312-7926   katie.byrne@state.ma.us
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Monthly subcommittee meeting for Hampden County JDAI RED group

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
lib_bookpurple 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Fun with Pinkalicious and Peterrific Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Haydee Hodis   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you love Pinkalicious and her loyal brother Peter? Join us for a read-aloud of the original Pinkalicious book as well as the new book Peterrific. Storytime will be followed by a freestyle building project using recycled materials AND a freestyle pink craft. We'll use the power of imagination to learn and play - just like Pinkalicious and Peter!  Ideal for ages 3-7 but all are welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by a supervising adult. 

    Location: Brightwood
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
rec_legoguy 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM LEGO Club: Forest Park Brickyard Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Hrobsky   413-263-6843   
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Social Etiquette on the Rise Info Session Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stephanie Burgess   413-883-7686   stephanieburgess33@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This is a youth enrichment program open to all youth aged 11-16 yrs old.

 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_hammer 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Build-a-Challenge Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sara O'Donnell or Jinnie Trabulsi   413-263-6828 ext 201   sodonnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

How tall can you build a tower using only gum drops and toothpicks?  Can you make a working catapult with popsicle sticks and rubber bands?  Test yourself on these and other challenges!  We'll have a different activity with new materials every week.  Program runs every Monday (except holidays) through April 30.  Ages 5-12, siblings welcome.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday March 6, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Promoting Integrated Literacy Learning in Grades 4–12 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tracey Martineau   413-519-8426   tmartineau@doe.mass.edu
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Network meeting for educators to deepen their knowledge of the 2017 ELA frameworks.

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

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_earth 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Mad Science Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jinnie Trabulsi   413-263-6828   jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

STEM education for grades 1 & 2 (ages 5-8). The program is designed to expose children to many different branches of science. Specific sessions include earth science, atmospheric science, botony, animal biology, human biology, chemistry, astronomy, and engineering. Every Tuesday, March 6-May 1.



Location: Central Library

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

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

Let your imagination run wild!

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
    Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
rec_chess_knight 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Citizens' Climate Lobby / Springfield Chapter Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Jane Eustace   413-433-9718   ccl.springfield.ma@gmail.com
   
This is not a library-sponsored event.
 
Come and join us!  Newcomers are welcome to come early (6 pm) for an introduction to what Citizens' Climate Lobby is and what we do.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Springfield Food Policy Council/UMASS Healthy Cooking Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elizabeth O'Gilvie   413-244-5859   springfieldfoodpolicycouncil@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

7 week healthy cooking class for parents/guardians of Rebecca Johnson and DeBerry Elementary School Students.

Participants will learn easy, tasy, nutritious recipes, receive a stiped and gift certificate for a healthy grocery shopping trip.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
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misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Active Parenting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Megan Walsh   413-787-6959   walshme@springfieldpublicschools.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Home City Families is facilitating a 4-week parenting workshop series for parents with children under 5 years old.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
elect_computer3 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Hi!Tech: Getting Started with Computers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Vickie Palmatier   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This hands-on workshop reviews basic keyboarding and mousing and more to get you comfortably started. No experience necessary. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffleThis program is intended for people aged 18 years or older.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
anim_dog1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Read to Momo: a Dog Who Loves to Listen Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maeleah Carlisle   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

 

 

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
office_meeting1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Advisory Board at Mason Square Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen Sulzycki   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Would you like to make changes at the library?

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

 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
rec_knitting 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   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 adult group meets every Wednesday from 3:30-4:45

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_paintpalette 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Adventures in Art Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Caitin Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you want to be a creator? A maker? An artist?

Art After School is a six-week art program for 4th and 5th graders. Using techniques learned while studying at Bennington College, artist and educator Ryan Jobb will teach kids to create artworks using a variety of mediums. Projects, such as drawing from sound, drawing with rubbings, creating an alternate artist identity, and more, emphasize the importance of creation, imagination, and creativity over the need to create a finished product.

Participants are welcome to come over with their parent or guardian right after school. We'll serve snacks from 3:30 to 4:00

Ryan will start the art lesson at 4:00

Space is limited, so sign up early!

This is a children's program

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Foster Care Informational Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Jones   413-452-3396   Deborah.Jones@state.ma.us
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For our next meeting we will be discussing The Witch's Daughter by Paula Brackston.                                               

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Springfield Women Organize Press for Progress International Women's Day Celebration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shanique Spalding   857-231-0415   shaniqueaspalding@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Join Springfield Women Organize second annual International Women's Day event. Here some inspirational speeches from local women leaders, honor some key Greater Springfield Women leaders and pick up some great swag and information about women lead/ serving orgs in our area and learn how you can help Press for Progress.

Spalding    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM National Woman and Girls HIV Awareness Day Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rev. Will Naylor   413-271-4197   willnaylor604@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

New North Citzens Council Inc Deborah Hunt Health and Education Center will be hosting this educational event

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_hammer 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Take Apart Party Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen Sulzycki   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Ever wonder what's inside a blender? an iron? a clock? Join us as we delve into the insides of some small appliances. We'll learn what makes them work, then use the parts later in the month to construct some unique crafts!

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
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: Laura Normand   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

All ages welcome!

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

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

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

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Women's Empowerment Through Salsa Dancing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Delmarina Lopez   413-351-8014   delmarinalopez@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The purpose of this workshop series is to lead women into a more empowered state: spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically through the healing power of movement. Salsa Dancing is incredibly fun, deeply rooted in the Latino culture, and a great way to fellowship with others. The workshops will be two parted. The first part of each session is focused on fellowship and dancing. The second part focuses on different topics surrounding Women Empowerment. Safe space, open to women of our community.

FB: Women's Empowerment Through Salsa Dancing    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
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lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

 

Yarnell    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
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lib_bookpurple 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Fun with Pinkalicious and Peterrific Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you love Pinkalicious and her loyal brother Peter? Join us for a read-aloud of the original Pinkalicious book as well as the new book Peterrific. Storytime will be followed by a freestyle building project using recycled materials AND a freestyle pink craft. We'll use the power of imagination to learn and play - just like Pinkalicious and Peter!  Ideal for ages 3-7 but all are welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by a supervising adult. 

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
misc_handshake 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Register to Work at MGM! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

This program is for adults.

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
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elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Girls Who Code Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alexandra Remy   413-263-6843   aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Girls Who Code is an organization dedicated to teaching coding and programming skills to middle and high school girls. Join us in the Forest Park Activity Den to learn about computer science and apply your new skills to game creation, animation, web design, art, music, fashion, and more.  This is a 20-week course that meets 2 hours every Saturday. Please register early to reserve a spot. Happy coding! For ages 12-18/

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM City Soul Winter Market Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz O'Gilvie   413-244-5859   citysoulmarket@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_bookpurple 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Fun with Pinkalicious and Peterrific Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trish LaBroad   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you love Pinkalicious and her loyal brother Peter? Join us for a read-aloud of the original Pinkalicious book as well as the new book Peterrific. Storytime will be followed by a freestyle building project using recycled materials AND a freestyle pink craft. We'll use the power of imagination to learn and play - just like Pinkalicious and Peter!  Ideal for ages 3-7, but all are welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by a supervising adult.

    Location: East Springfield
        There are 19 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Central Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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ent_note 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Rotunda Rhythms Songs from the Heart Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828, x221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

You're in for a treat with the exciting music of Kat, Merrill, and Faith. Three rising talents from the greater Springfield area, Kat, Faith, and Merrill impress with skill and style.  Playing both covers and originals, they accompany themselves on guitar or keyboard to offer a soulful mix of pop-rock songs sure to please. All in attendance can enter the free raffle. Funding provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Friends of the Library. All ages.

    Location: Central Library Rotunda
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  5:00 PM League of Women Voters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Matys O'Connell   610-295-3125   springfieldLWV@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_hammer 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Build-a-Challenge Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sara O'Donnell or Jinnie Trabulsi   413-263-6828 ext 201   sodonnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

How tall can you build a tower using only gum drops and toothpicks?  Can you make a working catapult with popsicle sticks and rubber bands?  Test yourself on these and other challenges!  We'll have a different activity with new materials every week.  Program runs every Monday (except holidays) through April 30.  Ages 5-12, siblings welcome.

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

Group start time is 6:30.

 

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

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

This month's selection is: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (2016) fiction.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_earth 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Mad Science Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jinnie Trabulsi   413-263-6828   jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

STEM education for grades 1 & 2 (ages 5-8). The program is designed to expose children to many different branches of science. Specific sessions include earth science, atmospheric science, botony, animal biology, human biology, chemistry, astronomy, and engineering. Every Tuesday, March 6-May 1.



Location: Central Library

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

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

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Creator's Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alexandra Remy   413-263-6843   aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop in the library for an after school arts and crafts session. Each month, a new arts and crafts project will be taught for participants to create and take home! Come create and discover something new! Ages 12-18 welcome.

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

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

 

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

 

Let your imagination run wild!

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM North End Girl Scout Troop Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Victoria Ann Rodriguez   413-262-3552   vamrod522@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Wednesday March 14, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BYOB Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Springfield Food Policy Council/UMASS Healthy Cooking Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elizabeth O'Gilvie   413-244-5859   springfieldfoodpolicycouncil@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

7 week healthy cooking class for parents/guardians of Rebecca Johnson and DeBerry Elementary School Students.

Participants will learn easy, tasy, nutritious recipes, receive a stiped and gift certificate for a healthy grocery shopping trip.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Active Parenting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Megan Walsh   413-787-6959 x49108   walshme@springfieldpublicschools.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Home City Families is facilitating a 4-week parenting workshop series for parents with children under 5 years old.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
elect_computer3 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Hi!Tech: Continuing with Computers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828, x221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
rec_tennis 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tabletop Tennis at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
rec_knitting 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   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 adult group meets every Wednesday from 3:30-4:45

    Location: Indian Orchard
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rec_paintpalette 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Adventures in Art Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Caitin Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you want to be a creator? A maker? An artist?

Art After School is a six-week art program for 4th and 5th graders. Using techniques learned while studying at Bennington College, artist and educator Ryan Jobb will teach kids to create artworks using a variety of mediums. Projects, such as drawing from sound, drawing with rubbings, creating an alternate artist identity, and more, emphasize the importance of creation, imagination, and creativity over the need to create a finished product.

Participants are welcome to come over with their parent or guardian right after school. We'll serve snacks from 3:30 to 4:00

Ryan will start the art lesson at 4:00

Space is limited, so sign up early!

This is a children's program

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
ent_microphone1 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM My Beloved Springfield Women's Leadership Panel Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Canosa Albano   413-263-6828 ext 291   
   

Explore local leadership development opportunities aimed at women at our information fair (5:30 to 6), then join us to be inspired by a panel of prominent local women as they tell us about their different paths to leadership. Time for questions and answers as well as light refreshments will be included. Co-sponsored by the Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 100 spaces available.
 
rec_chess_knight 5:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Game Night for Grown Ups Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828, x221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday March 15, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM US Census Bureau Recruiting/Testing session Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cynthia Bunnell   413-374-4098   cynthia.bunnell@census.gov
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
office_lightbulb 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Tinker Lab Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen Sulzycki   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let you imagination soar as you experiment with all types of building materials. Design, construct, and explore everything in our inventor's box. Collaborate on a project, or work on your own. For curious minds aged 6 and up.

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
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: Laura Normand   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

All ages welcome!

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

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

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

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

Book & Craft Clubs    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Allies in Action Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Julie Rose   413-238-1280   registration@truthschool.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This workshop will begin with a discussion of contemporary examples of allies in action. We will then explore the important and tangible work white allies can do to support communities of color, and how heterosexual allies can work with LGBTQ communities to effect change.

 

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Women's Empowerment Through Salsa Dancing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Delmarina Lopez   413-351-8014   delmarinalopez@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The purpose of this workshop series is to lead women into a more empowered state: spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically through the healing power of movement. Salsa Dancing is incredibly fun, deeply rooted in the Latino culture, and a great way to fellowship with others. The workshops will be two parted. The first part of each session is focused on fellowship and dancing. The second part focuses on different topics surrounding Women Empowerment. Safe space, open to women of our community.

FB: Women's Empowerment Through Salsa Dancing    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
Friday March 16, 2018 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

 

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

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

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

Families with children grades 2-5/ages 7-12 are welcomed to foster a joy of reading in English and Spanish and of creating fun art!  Come listen as Springfield’s own multilingual poet María Luisa Arroyo reads the bilingual book-of-the-month in English and in Spanish. Then have fun creating an art project linked with the book.  No art experience necessary for the creative art projects. Space is limited so sign up early! Saturdays, February 17, March 17, April 21, May 26, and June 16.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Girls Who Code Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alexandra Remy   413-263-6843   aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Girls Who Code is an organization dedicated to teaching coding and programming skills to middle and high school girls. Join us in the Forest Park Activity Den to learn about computer science and apply your new skills to game creation, animation, web design, art, music, fashion, and more.  This is a 20-week course that meets 2 hours every Saturday. Please register early to reserve a spot. Happy coding! For ages 12-18/

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM MOCHA Presents Selma Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jeffery Markham Jr   413-218-7373   jmarkham@umass.edu
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Men of Color Health Awareness (MOCHA), a program of the City of Springfield Health and Human Services Dept., will be hosting a screening and community conversation around the Ava Duvernay film Selma.  

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday March 19, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Galbreath   413 263 6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_hammer 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Build-a-Challenge Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sara O'Donnell or Jinnie Trabulsi   413-263-6828 ext 201   sodonnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

How tall can you build a tower using only gum drops and toothpicks?  Can you make a working catapult with popsicle sticks and rubber bands?  Test yourself on these and other challenges!  We'll have a different activity with new materials every week.  Program runs every Monday (except holidays) through April 30.  Ages 5-12, siblings welcome.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday March 20, 2018 Go To Top
rec_yoga 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chair Yoga at East Springfield Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shadd Jamison   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come and enjoy free  Chair Yoga at the East Springfield Library. Chair Yoga is a unique yoga style that adapts yoga positions and poses through creative use of a yoga chair. The chair replaces the yoga mat and becomes an extension of the body. The student is able to warm up the body safely and perform yoga poses with more support and stability. Poses are done seated on the chair or the chair is used for support during standing poses, forward and backward bends, side extensions, balancing, and leg and arm stretches. Chair Yoga is suitable for all ages, fitness levels and physical conditions. Class is first come, first serve! Class will be instructed by Certified Yoga Instructor Nicole Ferraro. Adults | Seniors

    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maeleah Carlisle   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_earth 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Mad Science Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jinnie Trabulsi   413-263-6828   jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

STEM education for grades 1 & 2 (ages 5-8). The program is designed to expose children to many different branches of science. Specific sessions include earth science, atmospheric science, botony, animal biology, human biology, chemistry, astronomy, and engineering. Every Tuesday, March 6-May 1.



Location: Central Library

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mass. Assoc for the Blind Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Annette Davis-Harris   413-783-6612   Davisharris@verizon.net
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Information & support for visually impaired persons.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
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office_dollarsign 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM FIN - Grant Writing 101: Intro to Finding Grants Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Sheridan   413 263-6828   ksheridan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Funding Information Network - Grant Writing 101 series

March 20 - Intro to Finding Grants

Learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants including: who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations; what do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding; and how to identify potential funders and make the first approach.

*Note: See Also: March 22 and March 29 -- Hands-On Workshop - Tips & Tricks: Searching Foundation Directory Online and March 27 -- Intro to Proposal Writing

    Location: Central Library Community Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
food_salad 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Tasty Tuesday at Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alexandra Remy   (413) 263-6843   aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Ages 12-19 welcome.

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

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

 

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

 

Let your imagination run wild!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday March 21, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Springfield Public Schools Parent Engagement Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sharon Maylor   413-787-6959   maylors@springfieldpublicschools.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Moving to Work 2018 Annual Plan Hearing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joanne McKenna   617-573-1196   joanne.mckenna@state.ma.us
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The MA Department of Housing and Community Development is required to hold Public Hearings to collect comments on our Moving to Work Annual Plan. 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Urban League Grandparent's Inservice Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andrew Cade   413-262-1429   andrew6503@aol.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Active Parenting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Megan Walsh   413-787-6959 x49108   walshme@springfieldpublicschools.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Home City Families is facilitating a 4-week parenting workshop series for parents with children under 5 years old.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
elect_computer3 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Hi!Tech: Introduction to the Web Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lipshires   413-263-6828, x395   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
anim_dog1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Read to Momo: a Dog Who Loves to Listen Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maeleah Carlisle   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

 

 

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
rec_knitting 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   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 adult group meets every Wednesday from 3:30-4:45

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_paintpalette 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Adventures in Art Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Caitin Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you want to be a creator? A maker? An artist?

Art After School is a six-week art program for 4th and 5th graders. Using techniques learned while studying at Bennington College, artist and educator Ryan Jobb will teach kids to create artworks using a variety of mediums. Projects, such as drawing from sound, drawing with rubbings, creating an alternate artist identity, and more, emphasize the importance of creation, imagination, and creativity over the need to create a finished product.

Participants are welcome to come over with their parent or guardian right after school. We'll serve snacks from 3:30 to 4:00

Ryan will start the art lesson at 4:00

Space is limited, so sign up early!

This is a children's program

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
lib_book3 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM American Girl Club at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
misc_star_white_in_red 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Girl Power! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Corey Ferguson   413-263-6828 x201   cferguson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

In honor of Women's History Month, please join us for a special evening celebrating strong and amazing women - including you! Visit our Hall of Fame to learn about world-changing women, make art, hear inspiring stories, and get ideas about what to read or do to learn more. Participants will also have the chance to enter a raffle for an awesome Girl Power Gift Basket. Especially for girls ages 5-12, but all are welcome!

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

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

    Location: Central Library
 
lib_book_pencil 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM What-Ifs & Fix-Its: A Fanfiction Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Azinne Zarrabi   413-263-6836   azarrabi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Are you disappointed about the way The Hunger Games ended? Do you think your favorite classic novel would be better if it had dragons? Do you honestly think you can write a better love story than Twilight? Then join us at the East Forest Park Library on the third Wednesday of every month, where pop-culture fans of every kind can explore their favorite characters and create stories of their own, through the marvelous world of fanfiction. We’ll have advice sessions for beginning authors and writing prompts to inspire new ideas—you’ll even have an opportunity to submit your work to the library’s blog! For teens ages 11-18. 
 

 

    Location: East Forest Park
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misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Infant/Toddler Playgroup Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Corey Ferguson   413-263-6828 x201   
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, and multi-sensory playtime. Adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. No registration required. Ages birth-36 months, siblings welcome. Sponsored by the Early Childhood Resource Center and the Department of Early Education and Care. Every Thursday, March 22-May 17.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6828   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
office_document_tack 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Get to work with SkillSmart Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Emma Peterson   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Springfield Works is here to link you with a job, career or skills training.  Come learn how to use SkillSmart: an easy online resource to help you identify your strengths and efficiently apply for positions at some of Greater Springfield's largest organizations.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
ent_note 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Greater Springfield Music Together! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Galbreath   4132636846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Did you know that all children are musical? Have you ever wondered what you can do to nurture the musical growth of your child, regardless of your own musical ability? Music Together is a music and movement approach to early childhood music development for infant, toddler, preschool and kindergarten children and their parents, teachers and other primary caregivers. Our classes are guided and encouraged by dedicated, nurturing teachers who promote your child's,and your own, music-making and music competence. Offered in conjunction with Home City Families. Space is limited to 10, registration required. Call 413-787-6959 x8 to register. Participation in all sessions strongly encouraged. 

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
office_dollarsign 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM FIN - Grant Writing 101: Hands-On Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Sheridan   413 263-6828   ksheridan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Funding Information Network - Grant Writing 101 series

March 22 - Hands-On Workshop - Tips & Tricks: Searching Foundation Directory Online Learn how to identify grantmakers most likely to fund your project. Use the database tools to search for funders and recipients.

*Note: See Also: March 29 -- Hands-On Workshop - Tips & Tricks: Searching Foundation Directory Online and March 27 -- Intro to Proposal Writing

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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
 
school_chemistry2 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM MadLab Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Hrobsky   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

STEAM explorations for kids, 5 - 12.

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

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

All ages welcome!

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

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

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

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

Book & Craft Clubs    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Women's Empowerment Through Salsa Dancing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Delmarina Lopez   413-351-8014   delmarinalopez@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The purpose of this workshop series is to lead women into a more empowered state: spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically through the healing power of movement. Salsa Dancing is incredibly fun, deeply rooted in the Latino culture, and a great way to fellowship with others. The workshops will be two parted. The first part of each session is focused on fellowship and dancing. The second part focuses on different topics surrounding Women Empowerment. Safe space, open to women of our community.

FB: Women's Empowerment Through Salsa Dancing    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
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Friday March 23, 2018 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

 

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday March 24, 2018 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Girls Who Code Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alexandra Remy   413-263-6843   aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Girls Who Code is an organization dedicated to teaching coding and programming skills to middle and high school girls. Join us in the Forest Park Activity Den to learn about computer science and apply your new skills to game creation, animation, web design, art, music, fashion, and more.  This is a 20-week course that meets 2 hours every Saturday. Please register early to reserve a spot. Happy coding! For ages 12-18/

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Now We No Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Desiree Muhammad   413-539-0308   newstuffdjm@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Now We No is the campaign that is informing men and women all over the world about the harmful effects that some of today's sanitary napkins and tampons may have on women's bodies.

 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
ent_gclef 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Zydeco Revelators in Concert! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reggie Wilson   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The spirit of Mardi Gras continues into March with the rousing music of the Zydeco Revelators. This five-piece band traveling from central New Jersey will entertain with accordion, washboard, guitar, drums, and other exciting sounds to give everyone a toe-tapping good time. Free Mardi Gras beads to all who attend, compliments of the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM From Passionate Political Idealism to Concrete Action Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Julie Rose   413-238-1280   registration@truthschool.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This workshop will focus on learning the skills and spirit it takes to bring an idea to dynamic group action. We will work together to clarify specific projects to help individuals become more effective community leaders, such as group lobbyingaction, political education, campaign funding and more. Come with ideas and questions.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Craft Your Cares Away Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come to "Craft Your Cares Away" with Tricia. We will be relaxing, socializing, and making crafts to take your mind off your everyday worries for an hour. All necessary supplies will be available at no cost, and light refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library will be offered too. Ages 18+.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_hammer 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Build-a-Challenge Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sara O'Donnell or Jinnie Trabulsi   413-263-6828 ext 201   sodonnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

How tall can you build a tower using only gum drops and toothpicks?  Can you make a working catapult with popsicle sticks and rubber bands?  Test yourself on these and other challenges!  We'll have a different activity with new materials every week.  Program runs every Monday (except holidays) through April 30.  Ages 5-12, siblings welcome.

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_earth 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Mad Science Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jinnie Trabulsi   413-263-6828   jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

STEM education for grades 1 & 2 (ages 5-8). The program is designed to expose children to many different branches of science. Specific sessions include earth science, atmospheric science, botony, animal biology, human biology, chemistry, astronomy, and engineering. Every Tuesday, March 6-May 1.



Location: Central Library

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
office_dollarsign 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM FIN - Grant Writing 101: Intro to Proposal Writing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Sheridan   413 263-6828   ksheridan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Funding Information Network - Grant Writing 101 series

March 27 - Intro to Proposal Writing

A quick overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. It will include: the basic elements of a proposal; the "do's" and "don'ts" of writing and submitting a proposal; and how to follow up whether the answer is yes or no.

*Note: See Also: March 29 -- Hands-On Workshop - Tips & Tricks: Searching Foundation Directory Online 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mayor's Commission on Disabilities Monthly Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elizabeth Leak   413-787-6757   ELeak@springfieldcityhall.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
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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 ages 11-18.

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

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

 

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

 

Let your imagination run wild!

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM North End Girl Scout Troop Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Victoria Ann Rodriguez   413-262-3552   vamrod522@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
food_chili.GIF 5:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Teens Tasting Around the World Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Emma Peterson   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Would you like to learn about the cuisines of different cultures?  Here's a chance to try that out.  Teens are invited to bring a dish representing their cultural heritage. (But all dishes are welcome!) Please bring a note listing all ingredients in order to accommodate those with special dietary needs.   Plates, silverware, napkins and drinks will be provided. For teens ages 12-19.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
med_bag1 6:15 PM  -  7:45 PM Things about Diabetes You Probably Didn't Know Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reggie Wilson   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The American Diabetes Association declares March 27 Diabetes Alert Day.  Experts estimate that 12% of Springfield adults have diabetes.  Join local author and  diabetes activist Chet Galaska as he reviews his story about living with the disease and his outstanding book The Diabetes Book: What Everyone Should Know.   The book also includes the struggles of other diabetics and provides current information from medical professionals. His book clearly "presents the facts for both non-diabetics and those who have the disease so we can understand it and each other better."   Refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Springfield Food Policy Council/UMASS Healthy Cooking Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elizabeth O'Gilvie   413-244-5859   springfieldfoodpolicycouncil@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

7 week healthy cooking class for parents/guardians of Rebecca Johnson and DeBerry Elementary School Students.

Participants will learn easy, tasy, nutritious recipes, receive a stiped and gift certificate for a healthy grocery shopping trip.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Active Parenting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Megan Walsh   413-787-6959 x49108   walshme@springfieldpublicschools.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Home City Families is facilitating a 4-week parenting workshop series for parents with children under 5 years old.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
elect_computer3 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Hi!Tech: Introduction to Microsoft Word Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Grodofsky   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Having good word processing skills is fundamental to achieving success with the computer. This workshop reviews the most popular word processing program, Microsoft Word, to help you sharpen your formatting and editing skills. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffleThis program is intended for people aged 18 years or older.

Computer Classes    
    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
nat_lightning 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Roller Derby! Keep Calm and Jam On Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alexandra Remy   (413) 263-6843   aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Pioneer Valley Roller Derby will be skating by the Forest Park Library to show teens the finer points of the sport of roller derby on Wednesday, March 28th! Join us while we watch roller derby in action and participate in activities lead by the players from PVRD. Keep calm and jam on!

Ages 13-18.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
nat_flower02 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Painted Flower Pot for Spring! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Geneva Caffee   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Just in time for Spring come in and get creative painting your own one of a kind flower pot to bring home.  Soil and seeds will also be provided for your beautiful pot.  This teen program is for ages 11-18.

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

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

 

 

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
rec_knitting 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   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 adult group meets every Wednesday from 3:30-4:45

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
rec_paintpalette 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Adventures in Art Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Caitin Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you want to be a creator? A maker? An artist?

Art After School is a six-week art program for 4th and 5th graders. Using techniques learned while studying at Bennington College, artist and educator Ryan Jobb will teach kids to create artworks using a variety of mediums. Projects, such as drawing from sound, drawing with rubbings, creating an alternate artist identity, and more, emphasize the importance of creation, imagination, and creativity over the need to create a finished product.

Participants are welcome to come over with their parent or guardian right after school. We'll serve snacks from 3:30 to 4:00

Ryan will start the art lesson at 4:00

Space is limited, so sign up early!

This is a children's program

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

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

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
ent_note 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Celtic Celebration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Peggy Dialessi   413-263-6846   pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Enjoy an evening of Celtic music and storytelling featuring the Valley's very own Jeff Snow.  Back by popular demand, Jeff will perform from 6-7 p.m. to entertain with Celtic stories and music on the autoharp, bouzouki, and bodhran. There’ll be Celtic decorations and refreshments to enjoy compliments of the Friends of the Library too. All ages are welcomed!

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Springfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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

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

    Location: Central Library
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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 Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, in celebration of the book's publication 150 years ago.  

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday March 29, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Infant/Toddler Playgroup Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Corey Ferguson   413-263-6828 x201   
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, and multi-sensory playtime. Adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. No registration required. Ages birth-36 months, siblings welcome. Sponsored by the Early Childhood Resource Center and the Department of Early Education and Care. Every Thursday, March 22-May 17.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6828   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
ent_note 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Greater Springfield Music Together! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Galbreath   4132636846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Did you know that all children are musical? Have you ever wondered what you can do to nurture the musical growth of your child, regardless of your own musical ability? Music Together is a music and movement approach to early childhood music development for infant, toddler, preschool and kindergarten children and their parents, teachers and other primary caregivers. Our classes are guided and encouraged by dedicated, nurturing teachers who promote your child's,and your own, music-making and music competence. Offered in conjunction with Home City Families. Space is limited to 10, registration required. Call 413-787-6959 x8 to register. Participation in all sessions strongly encouraged. 

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
office_dollarsign 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM FIN - Grant Writing 101: Hands-On Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Sheridan   413 263-6828   ksheridan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Funding Information Network - Grant Writing 101 series

March 29 - Hands-On Workshop - Tips & Tricks: Searching Foundation Directory Online Learn how to identify grantmakers most likely to fund your project. Use the database tools to search for funders and recipients.

 

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There is 1 space available.
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Suggested for ages 14-19.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Garden Planning the Easy Way Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Muhammad     diegonisa@hotmail.com
   

The Springfield Food Policy Council's Community Garden Coordinator, Sis. Anna Muhammad, will teach participants how to make the most of their vegetable garden.

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

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

All ages welcome!

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

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

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

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

Book & Craft Clubs    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
ent_film-reel 6:15 PM  -  7:45 PM Mountain Park Memories, Documentary Showing and Discussion Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reggie Wilson   413-263-6840   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

When Mountain Park in Holyoke closed in 1987, it left a huge void throughout the area.  Join us for a nostalgic program on the history of this wonderful park that is gone but not forgotten by many.  It will feature a film showing of a special PBS documentary Mountain Park Memories that will take you back in time.  A discussion will follow the film so bring all your memories. Refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library.

    Location: East Springfield
        There are 18 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Women's Empowerment Through Salsa Dancing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Delmarina Lopez   413-351-8014   delmarinalopez@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The purpose of this workshop series is to lead women into a more empowered state: spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically through the healing power of movement. Salsa Dancing is incredibly fun, deeply rooted in the Latino culture, and a great way to fellowship with others. The workshops will be two parted. The first part of each session is focused on fellowship and dancing. The second part focuses on different topics surrounding Women Empowerment. Safe space, open to women of our community.

FB: Women's Empowerment Through Salsa Dancing    
    Location: Brightwood Community Room
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Friday March 30, 2018 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

 

Yarnell    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
lib_book_red 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM BYOB, A Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads.  Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres!  Meets regularly on the last Friday of the month. | Adults

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
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elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Girls Who Code Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alexandra Remy   413-263-6843   aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Girls Who Code is an organization dedicated to teaching coding and programming skills to middle and high school girls. Join us in the Forest Park Activity Den to learn about computer science and apply your new skills to game creation, animation, web design, art, music, fashion, and more.  This is a 20-week course that meets 2 hours every Saturday. Please register early to reserve a spot. Happy coding! For ages 12-18/

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Ward 6 Dems Regular Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Szafranski   413-335-2536   ward6demsspfd@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The Ward 6 Dems will hold their regular meeting to discuss organizing activities, statewide Democratic campaigns, Ward 6-sponsored events and community involvement.

Check out the event Facebook event for updates.

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
ent_microphone2 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Poetry Reading and Open Mic Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828, x221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Spend the afternoon with Springfield's inspired poets! Eight local poets will read or recite their favorite poems in ten-minute spots, and we'll offer an open mic for audience members to join in too in shorter spots. The featured poets include Don Fisher, LD Green, Richard Horton, Jeanneclaire Probst, Gabriela Ruiz-Flores, Narelle Thomas, Jerry Walker, and Kateri M. Walsh. Refreshments and free attendance raffle available to all who attend compliments of the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Women's Coding Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim or Marisa   413-263-6828 ext.437   
   

Have you ever wanted to learn high-tech skills but thought you couldn't? In today's world, e-mail, web browsing, and spreadsheets are just the tip of the iceberg, and more complex skills are increasingly useful even outside of tech careers. If you've ever wanted to make your own website, build your own app, or secure your smartphone against unwanted prying, join us! Our coding club for women (name to be decided at first meeting) is for all women ages 18 to 98 who want to learn and experiment in a low-pressure, highly collaborative environment. We can't promise you'll be a "leet hacker", but if you ever wanted to give beyond-the-basic computer skills a try, bring your curiosity, enthusiasm, and ideas about what you want to learn, and we'll all teach each other! Club meets monthly, light snacks provided, please pre-register.

Questions? Please contact Kim (ksheridan@springfieldlibrary.org) or Marisa (mreichert@springfieldlibrary.org)

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
        There are 10 spaces available.
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Sunday April 1, 2018 Go To Top
anim_rabbit Easter: All Libraries Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Register with Springfield WORKS: A Jobseekers' Workshop for Youth Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lipshires   (413) 263-6828 x395   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Are you a young person who is looking for a job? Come learn from job experts Pamela White and Krizia Valentino how to register with the Springfield WORKS Career Portal to find positions that match your interests and skills. This workshop is open to people ages 16 to 26. Registration is encouraged, though not required. Light refreshments will be served.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
misc_hammer 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Build-a-Challenge Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sara O'Donnell or Jinnie Trabulsi   413-263-6828 ext 201   sodonnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

How tall can you build a tower using only gum drops and toothpicks?  Can you make a working catapult with popsicle sticks and rubber bands?  Test yourself on these and other challenges!  We'll have a different activity with new materials every week.  Program runs every Monday (except holidays) through April 30.  Ages 5-12, siblings welcome.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Springfield Public Forum Documentary Screening Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michelle Morash   413-977-2771   mmorash@springfieldpublicforum.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The Springfield Public Forum will be screening the documentary "Girls Rising" in advance of a keynote lecture to be held at Springfield Symphony Hall on 4/25. Free and open to the public.

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

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_earth 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Mad Science Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jinnie Trabulsi   413-263-6828   jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

STEM education for grades 1 & 2 (ages 5-8). The program is designed to expose children to many different branches of science. Specific sessions include earth science, atmospheric science, botony, animal biology, human biology, chemistry, astronomy, and engineering. Every Tuesday, March 6-May 1.



Location: Central Library

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

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

Let your imagination run wild!

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
    Registration will begin on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
rec_chess_knight 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Local Union 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.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday April 4, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM BYOB Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Springfield Food Policy Council/UMASS Healthy Cooking Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elizabeth O'Gilvie   413-244-5859   springfieldfoodpolicycouncil@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

7 week healthy cooking class for parents/guardians of Rebecca Johnson and DeBerry Elementary School Students.

Participants will learn easy, tasy, nutritious recipes, receive a stiped and gift certificate for a healthy grocery shopping trip.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
misc_pride_flag 3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Out Now! at the LIbrary Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alex Remy   413-263-6843   aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Forest Park Branch Library and Out Now are partnering up to bring the community of Forest Park an interactive and informative workshop about youth and the LGBTQ+ community. Open to participants ages 11-18, this workshop will be provided by Out Now of Springfield and give teens the opportunity to explore and learn about the challenges facing the LGBTQ+ community, as well as how to be an ally. All are welcome for some educational fun!

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
rec_knitting 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   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 adult group meets every Wednesday from 3:30-4:45

    Location: Indian Orchard
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rec_paintpalette 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Adventures in Art Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Caitin Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you want to be a creator? A maker? An artist?

Art After School is a six-week art program for 4th and 5th graders. Using techniques learned while studying at Bennington College, artist and educator Ryan Jobb will teach kids to create artworks using a variety of mediums. Projects, such as drawing from sound, drawing with rubbings, creating an alternate artist identity, and more, emphasize the importance of creation, imagination, and creativity over the need to create a finished product.

Participants are welcome to come over with their parent or guardian right after school. We'll serve snacks from 3:30 to 4:00

Ryan will start the art lesson at 4:00

Space is limited, so sign up early!

This is a children's program

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Foster Care Informational Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Jones   413-452-3396   Deborah.Jones@state.ma.us
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Your Best Resume Ever: A Jobseekers' Workshop for Youth Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lipshires   (413) 263-6828 x395   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Are you a young person who is looking for a job? Come learn from Phylis Gedeon of YouthWorks and from Springfield's librarians how to build a resume that is creative, organized, and appealing to employers. This workshop is open to people ages 16 to 26. Registration is encouraged, though not required. Light refreshments will be served.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
rec_scissors&glue 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Art Party! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sara Deignan   413-263-6828 x.201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Art Party, where we will make art with different surprise supplies each week. See what you can create using everything from crayons, markers, and clay to mud, foam, marshmallows, and more! Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 6-12, siblings welcome. Every Wednesday, April 4-May 16.

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

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

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

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

For our next meeting we will be discussing Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami.                                               

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Forest Park
Thursday April 5, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Becoming a Dynamic Group Facilitator Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Thomas Blackler   Thomas Blackler   thomas.blackler@state.ma.us
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This is a free training being held by Children's Trust, a non-profit State agency from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Infant/Toddler Playgroup Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Corey Ferguson   413-263-6828 x201   
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, and multi-sensory playtime. Adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. No registration required. Ages birth-36 months, siblings welcome. Sponsored by the Early Childhood Resource Center and the Department of Early Education and Care. Every Thursday, March 22-May 17.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6828   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
ent_note 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Greater Springfield Music Together! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Galbreath   4132636846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Did you know that all children are musical? Have you ever wondered what you can do to nurture the musical growth of your child, regardless of your own musical ability? Music Together is a music and movement approach to early childhood music development for infant, toddler, preschool and kindergarten children and their parents, teachers and other primary caregivers. Our classes are guided and encouraged by dedicated, nurturing teachers who promote your child's,and your own, music-making and music competence. Offered in conjunction with Home City Families. Space is limited to 10, registration required. Call 413-787-6959 x8 to register. Participation in all sessions strongly encouraged. 

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

This month the Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss The House at Sugar Beach by Helene Cooper.

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

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

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

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

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

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



Location: Central Library - Rice Hall

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

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

All ages welcome!

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

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

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

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

Book & Craft Clubs    
    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
ent_film-reel 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Slavery By Another Name Documentary Showing & Discussion Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Caitlin Kelley     ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Women's Empowerment Through Salsa Dancing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Delmarina Lopez   413-351-8014   delmarinalopez@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The purpose of this workshop series is to lead women into a more empowered state: spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically through the healing power of movement. Salsa Dancing is incredibly fun, deeply rooted in the Latino culture, and a great way to fellowship with others. The workshops will be two parted. The first part of each session is focused on fellowship and dancing. The second part focuses on different topics surrounding Women Empowerment. Safe space, open to women of our community.

FB: Women's Empowerment Through Salsa Dancing    
    Location: Forest Park Community Room
Friday April 6, 2018 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday April 7, 2018 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Girls Who Code Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alexandra Remy   413-263-6843   aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Girls Who Code is an organization dedicated to teaching coding and programming skills to middle and high school girls. Join us in the Forest Park Activity Den to learn about computer science and apply your new skills to game creation, animation, web design, art, music, fashion, and more.  This is a 20-week course that meets 2 hours every Saturday. Please register early to reserve a spot. Happy coding! For ages 12-18/

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Youth Enrichment Program Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stephanie Burgess   413-883-7686   stephanieburgess33@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This is a 12 weeks beginning youth enrichment program open to all youth aged 11-16 yrs old.  We will meet each week on Saturday mornings beginning April 7th.  We will discuss areas of etiquette such as Social Etiquette, Safe Social Media, Culture, Grace & the Arts, Health & Beauty, Plan for Success, Budgeting, Finance & Entrepreneurship, Community Outreach and Heritage.  We expect to have visiting presenters as well.
Please note that these sessions are sometimes held at the Mason Square Branch Library and sometimes at the Central Library. Please check the online library calendar if you're not sure of the location that week.
 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_trowel 11:30 AM  -  2:30 PM Mason Square Community Garden Get Together Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Caitlin Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Calling all Gardeners! Come join the Mason Square Community Gardeners and the Mason Square Branch Library as we look forward to the growing season and share our experience, strength and hope in urban gardening.

What was your great success in the last few years? Did you struggle with something? What do you want to know but were always unwilling to ask?  Come get answers to your questions. First time gardeners welcome!!

Local gardeners will give presentations on composting, carbon sequestration, cover crops, and pest control.

Finally, it's a potluck, so feel free to bring a snack.

 

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
school_chemistry2 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Mad Science Labs Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia LaBroad   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in to try some fun and innovative science experiments every 1st Saturday of the month at the East Springfield Library. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
lib_book_signing 3:15 PM  -  5:00 PM What Really Happened on Chappaquiddick? Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reggie Wilson   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Chappaquiddick, one of the most headlined stories in Massachusetts history, sent shock waves through New England politics and haunted the late Senator Ted Kennedy during his entire career. Massachusetts author Donald Nelson, a veteran researcher, is certain he knows what happened during the 1969 tragedy and captures those theories in his book “Chappaquiddick Tragedy:  Kennedy's Second Passenger Revealed".  Visiting Springfield from Worcester, Mr. Nelson reviews his book and reveals other related information about the Kennedys, politics, and the Chapaquiddick tragedy that took the life of Mary Jo Kopechne.  Books will be available for sale and signing, and refreshments are compliments of the Friends of the Library.

The Martha's Vineyard Times article: Donald Nelson pitches a new theory on the ‘Chappaquiddick Tragedy'

NOTE: This is an after-hours program. Please sign-up online or with staff at the Sixteen Acres Branch Library at 413-263-6858.

 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Sunday April 8, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  5:00 PM League of Women Voters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Matys O'Connell   610-295-3125   springfieldLWV@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
Monday April 9, 2018 Go To Top
misc_crown 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Awesome Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   413 263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come experience rhymes, puppets, dance and song. A sheer delight, even for the adult who appreciates language. Ukulele and recorder, with Mother Goose in costume, and Tillie the Goose by her side.

    Location: Indian Orchard
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lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Galbreath   413 263 6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
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