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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 and pastel 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
Monday April 9, 2018 -  Saturday April 21, 2018 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping National Library Week Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   413 263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Recognize any of these characters from classic children's books? Match the character with the book covers hidden in the library. Find them all, and win a trip to the prize box! - Children

During Open Hours

    Location: East Springfield
 
lib_bookflipping National Library Week Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   413 263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Recognize any of these characters from classic children's books? Match the character with the book covers hidden in the library. Find them all, and win a trip to the prize box! - Children

During Open Hours

    Location: Forest Park
 
lib_bookflipping National Library Week Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   413 263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Recognize any of these characters from classic children's books? Match the character with the book covers hidden in the library. Find them all, and win a trip to the prize box! - Children

During Open Hours

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
lib_bookflipping National Library Week Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   413 263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Recognize any of these characters from classic children's books? Match the character with the book covers hidden in the library. Find them all, and win a trip to the prize box! - Children

During Open Hours

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
lib_bookflipping National Library Week Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   413 263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Recognize any of these characters from classic children's books? Match the character with the book covers hidden in the library. Find them all, and win a trip to the prize box! - Children

During Open Hours

    Location: Mason Square
 
lib_bookflipping National Library Week Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   413 263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Recognize any of these characters from classic children's books? Match the character with the book covers hidden in the library. Find them all, and win a trip to the prize box! - Children

During Open Hours

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
lib_bookflipping National Library Week Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   413 263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Recognize any of these characters from classic children's books? Match the character with the book covers hidden in the library. Find them all, and win a trip to the prize box! - Children

During Open Hours

    Location: Brightwood
 
lib_bookflipping National Library Week Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   413 263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Recognize any of these characters from classic children's books? Match the character with the book covers hidden in the library. Find them all, and win a trip to the prize box! - Children

During Open Hours

    Location: East Forest Park
Tuesday April 17, 2018 -  Saturday April 21, 2018 Go To Top
nat_poppy Flower Friends Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maureen Tipton   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Looking for something fun to do school vacation week ? Come visit the East Forest Park Library and create your own Flower Friends with a colorful assortment of supplies.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_scissors&glue Recyclables Maker Lab Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-567-0417   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for creative learning when you build something new out of recycled materials. Drop-in during open hours | For children

    Location: Sixteen Acres
Saturday April 21, 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
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM I O Food Truck Festival Planning Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Zaida Govan   413-301-2533   zeerarules@aol.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Food truck festival planning committee meeting of the Indian Orchard Citizens Council. 

    Location: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
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: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Parent Focus Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Patricia A Carney   413-717-2058   patcarney11@comcast.net
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This is a semi-structured group interview with parents of students with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
nat_flower01 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Paint a Pot Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Galbreath   413 263 6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Welcome Spring by painting your own flower pot.  Participants will take home a flower pot they decorated filled with soil and flower seeds. They will be able to watch their flowers grow at home. This is a free family program. All supplies will be provided. They also will learn about the parts of a plant. Doing this program helps also to recognize & celebrate Earth Day which is on April 22. For all ages. 

    Location: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
nat_flower01 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Paint a Pot Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia LaBroad   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Welcome Spring by painting your own flower pot. Participants will take home a flower pot they decorated filled with soil and flower seeds. They will be able to watch their flowers grow at home. This is a free family program. All supplies will be provided. Doing this program helps also to recognize & celebrate Earth Day which is on April 22.

    Location: East Springfield
 
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  -  3:00 PM New England Basset Hound Rescue Fundraising Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jillian Bamford   413-347-2276   jillian.nebhr@gmail.com
   

New England Basset Hound Rescue Fundraising Meeting

This is not a library-sponsored event.

We are planning our event Bassetpalooza 2018.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_earth 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Things You Can Do for a Cleaner Environment Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reggie Wilson   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Members from the local Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL) will review the work they do on behalf of our home, planet Earth, and invite residents to join their group. CCL, a non-profit, non-partisan grassroots advocacy group, is focused on building policies that address climate change and a help make a cleaner enviroment. This program is open to teens and adults.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
    The registration period has ended.
 
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
 
nat_flower01 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Growing Plants from Seeds Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reggie Wilson   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Avid gardener Judy Cmero from the Springfield Garden Club (SGC) demonstrates how to start plants from seeds to beautify the earth. The SGC recently celebrated its 100th birthday and continues it mission to "create interest in the art of gardening." Membership information and a list of their outstanding, upcoming events will be available. This program is open to teens and adults.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
    The registration period has ended.
Sunday April 22, 2018 Go To Top
ent_note 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Rotunda Rhythms Presents Beautiful Voices in Jazz Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828, x221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Jason Schwartz returns to Rotunda Rhythms with an exciting and new jazz trio. Joining him in Beautiful Voices in Jazz is Atla and Matt DeChamplain with their unique tribute to jazz women singers. The styles and songs of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, and more are all showcased in this artistic review of the great women of jazz. Interested audience members are entered into the free raffle. Funding provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Friends of the Library. All ages.

    Location: Central Library Rotunda
Monday April 23, 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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ent_note 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Greater Springfield Music Together! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   4132636805   dhoule@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 fun music and movement approach to early childhood music development kids ages 0-6 and their 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: Brightwood Community Room
 
office_document_tack 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Get a Job with SkillSmart Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Haydee Hodis   413-263-6805   hhodis@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. For ages 18 and up.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
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
 
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 Republican City Committee 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.

Monthly meeting of the Springfield Republican City Committee

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Tuesday April 24, 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
 
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 and takes place every second and fourth Tuesday of the month.

    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 Program Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Althea Haines   413-734-3106   centerafterschool@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
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
Wednesday April 25, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BYOB Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:15 PM Webinar viewing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Canosa Albano   413-263-6828 ext 291   
    Location: Central Library 4th Fl. Conference 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
 
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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nat_flower01 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Paint a Pot Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen Sulzycki   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Welcome Spring by painting your own flower pot. Participants will take home a flower pot they decorated filled with soil and flower seeds. They will be able to watch their flowers grow at home. This is a free family program. All supplies will be provided. Doing this program helps also to recognize & celebrate Earth Day which is on April 22.

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
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
 
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
 
nat_flower01 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Paint a Pot Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maureen Tipton   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Welcome Spring by painting your own flower pot. Participants will learn about plants, decorate a flower pot and plant flower seeds. Take it home and watch it grow! All supplies provided.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Women of Greater Springfield United Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Minnie Wright   413-750-2873   
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Our group works together with supporting women issues in Springfield.

    Location: Sixteen Acres 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
 
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
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Girl Scouts Information Night Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ashley Batlle   413-224-4028   abatlle@gscwm.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Picture this: a safe no-limits place where she can be inspired, try new things, take on challenges, build community, and inspire others!  That’s Girl Scouts. A place where “Can I?” quickly turns into “I will!” Where your G.I.R.L. (Go-Getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, Leader)TM can transform her ideas into action, turn her questions into adventure, and grow her confidence through practice.

 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
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 Louisa:The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams by Louisa Thomas.

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
 
misc_house.GIF 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Spring Cleaning! Less Is More: Clearing Your Mind By Clearing Your Space Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shadd Jamison   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: East Springfield
        There are 17 spaces available.
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Thursday April 26, 2018 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Introduction to Excel Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
   
 
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: Linda Grodofsky   413 263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Home City Families presents MUSIC TOGETHER! Come enjoy this 4 week series of music and movement with your child! Children birth to 5 years old and their parents. SPACE IS LIMITED! Registration is required. Call Megan Walsh at Home City Families, 413-787-6959 x8.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Volunteer Management Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michelle Geoffroy   413-247-9738   michelleg@foodbankwma.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Service Alliance are co-hosting this 2.5 hour training for members of our respective networks, in which we will share best practices for finding and retaining reliable volunteers.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
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 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Center After School Program Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Althea Haines   413-734-3106   centerafterschool@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  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
 
med_bag1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM The Challenge Diabetes Program: Learn About It From People Who Have It Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Caitlin Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

A free, three-part series on understanding and managing diabetes with Chet Galaska, author of The Diabetes Book: What Everyone Should Know. Chet has lived with diabetes since 1981 and has made it his mission to help others with the disease. This program was developed in partnership with the YMCA of Greater Springfield and Springfield College

April 26, Week 1 of the Challenge Diabetes Program (CDP). The first class will cover a description of diabetes. What it is? How does one get it? How does it work? How can you deal with it? The class is for those with diabetes, their friends and family, and the general public.

May 3, Week 2 of the Challenge Diabetes Program (CDP). This is the second of three classes in this series with author Chet Galaska. The second class will cover: What Can I Eat? How food affects blood glucose levels, how to improve without turning your life upside-down. Make a difference by working around the edges. The class is for those with diabetes, their friends and family, and the general public..

May 10, Week 3 of the Challenge Diabetes Program (CDP). This is the third of three classes in this series with author Chet Galaska. The third class will cover: The Magic Bullet: The most underrated, effective and free way to lower your blood glucose level. It will also go over why physical movement is so powerful and ways you can improve starting right now. Participants will learn basic chair exercises from a YMCA instructor. The class is for those with diabetes, their friends and family, and the general public.

Participants who opt to sign up to be a part of Springfield college’s clinical trial and complete all three sessions of the course will receive a pedometer and wristband on the last session. To learn more about the clinical trial--which is completely optional--and its requirements, please contact Chet Galaska cwgalaska@gmail.com or 413-567-0660

 

This program is for adults.

    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 April 27, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Library Closed for Staff Development Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All locations of the Springfield City Library will be closed for Staff Development on Friday, April 27.

Please visit our website to use online resources there, including research databases, streaming movies, and ebooks. http://www.springfieldlibrary.org/library/elibrary/

    Location: All Library Locations
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lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Cancelled Today - 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.

STORYTIME IS CANCELLED TODAY, FRIDAY, APRIL 27, DUE TO THE LIBRARY BEING CLOSED FOR A PROFESSIONAL STAFF DAY.

Storytimes    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
lib_book_red 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM POSTPONED TO MAY 4 - 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
Saturday April 28, 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: 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
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Community Enrichment Oratorical Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ciara Cosby   413-384-9131   xixiomega.oratorical@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Community Enrichment, Inc. is hosting a public speaking workshop for middle and high school girls participating in an upcoming oratorical competition.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
 
ent_note 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rising Tide in Concert Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reggie Wilson   413-263-6840   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Re-live the folk-rock hits from the 1960's & 1970's with Rising Tide. The quartet's blend of singing, guitar, & percussion with a twist of violin make for an exciting sound covering the top hits of the Eagles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and more. Rising Tide is Brad Alm, Jacques Hooten, Steve Saunders, and Ann-Marie Messbauer. Funding provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Friends of the Library.

Note: The concert will take place at the East Springfield Neighborhood Council Building which is located behind the Pottenger School at 1437 Carew Street. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. 

Concert in cooperation with the East Springfield Neighborhood Council.

 

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Springfield Carnival Caribbean Heritage Scholarship Committee Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gloria Scarlett   413-693-3343   scarlettg51@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Meeting to finalize business aspect and reveal scholarship awardees.

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 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
   
Monday April 30, 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
 
ent_note 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Greater Springfield Music Together! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   4132636805   dhoule@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 fun music and movement approach to early childhood music development kids ages 0-6 and their 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: Brightwood Community Room
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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
 
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
 
rec_paintpalette02 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Monet’s Magic: Pastel Paint Monet’s Wondrous Water Lilies Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reggie Wilson   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Artist and instructor Greg Maichack retuns with his popular pastel painting workshop. Using his easy-to-follow method of how to use pastels, participants will recreate Monet's wondrous water lilies with striking likeness! Good for even the beginner, this guided workshop will give adult learners a realistic take-home painting and an enjoyable learning experience. This program is made possible by funds from the Springfield Cultural Council. Ages 18+.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Tuesday May 1, 2018 -  Saturday May 12, 2018 Go To Top
nat_flower02 Make A Mothers Day Card Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   413 263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Is there a special woman in your life that you'd like to thank? Make a card for Mom, Abuela, or Auntie, and let them know how much you care. All supplies will be provided. During open hours.

    Location: Brightwood
 
nat_flower02 Make A Mothers Day Card Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   413 263-6828   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Is there a special woman in your life that you'd like to thank? Make a card for Mom, Abuela, or Auntie, and let them know how much you care. All supplies will be provided. During open hours.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
nat_flower02 Make A Mothers Day Card Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Hrobsky   413 263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Is there a special woman in your life that you'd like to thank? Make a card for Mom, Abuela, or Auntie, and let them know how much you care. All supplies will be provided. During open hours.

    Location: Forest Park
 
nat_flower02 Make A Mothers Day Card Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Galbreath   413 263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Is there a special woman in your life that you'd like to thank? Make a card for Mom, Abuela, or Auntie, and let them know how much you care. All supplies will be provided. During open hours.

    Location: Indian Orchard
Tuesday May 1, 2018 -  Wednesday May 30, 2018 Go To Top
anim_paw National Pet Month Donation Drive Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maureen Tipton   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

In honor of National Pet Month, the East Forest Park Branch Library will have a donation box for you to drop off animal care supplies for a local animal shelter. Give back to the community and drop off some animal supplies at our library for animals in need. It's an easy way to make a contribution to our furry friends and make a pawsitive difference in our community. For all ages.

    Location: East Forest Park
Tuesday May 1, 2018 -  Thursday June 28, 2018 Go To Top
elect_camera Art Central: A Walk in Our Woods, Photgraphs by Nick Borges Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828, x221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

See the New England forest through the eyes of art photographer Nick Borges. His contemplative imagery reflects the beauty, calm, and magical order of the woods while personalizing it through his sensitive lens. From miniature close-ups to bold sunrises, Nick’s works are a personal yet powerful reminder of how much natural beauty we can find when simply walking through the woods.

    Location: Central Library
Tuesday May 1, 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
   

Tuesdays, 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. Recommended for ages 1-3 1/2 years old, siblings welcome.

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

STEM education for grades 1 & 2 (ages 5-8). The program is designed to expose children to many different branches of science. Specific sessions include earth science, atmospheric science, botony, animal biology, human biology, chemistry, astronomy, and engineering. 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: Geneva Caffee   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
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
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 Union Local 3556 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brenda Bates   413-783-0260   batesb@springfieldpublicschools.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Meeting for our union members for the Springfield clerical staff.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday May 2, 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_megaphone.GIF 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Springfield Central Library Tour Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ed Lonergan   413 263-6828 X 423   ELonergan@SpringfieldLibrary.org
   

Since 1912, the Central Library has served as the cornerstone of Springfield's Quadrangle, a unique grouping of cultural resources. A tour of the library will cover its history and architecture, and will feature the Rotunda, one of Springfield's grandest public spaces. We will also visit parts of the library not usually open to the public in order to view architectural details more closely. Tour starts in the 2nd floor Rotunda.

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

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. Ages 12 months to 6 years. 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
 
anim_dog1 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Read to Cassie a Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maureen Tipton   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

In honor of National Pet Month, Cassie a Bright Spot Therapy Dog will be visiting the East Forest Park children's room. Children are invited to read to Cassie their favorite story.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
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
 
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 is interested in learning more about being a foster parent with DCF.  Public is 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
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Paperwork Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Angela Rietvelt   413-221-7224   arietvelt@chd.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
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  The Door by Magda Szabo.                                              

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 May 3, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kapow.GIF Free Comic Book Day Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Come to the library to get your FREE COMIC. All Springfield City Library locations will have a selection of comics for kids, teens, and adults as long as they last (one per person). It's all part of Free Comic Book Day, a national event in which comics shops and other participating institutions offer unique comics by your favorite artists and writers, published just for this special day.

Thank you to Comics N' More in Easthampton MA for assisting the library in obtaining the comics.

    Location: Brightwood
 
misc_kapow.GIF Free Comic Book Day Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Come to the library to get your FREE COMIC. All Springfield City Library locations will have a selection of comics for kids, teens, and adults as long as they last (one per person). It's all part of Free Comic Book Day, a national event in which comics shops and other participating institutions offer unique comics by your favorite artists and writers, published just for this special day.

Thank you to Comics N' More in Easthampton MA for assisting the library in obtaining the comics.

    Location: Forest Park
 
misc_kapow.GIF Free Comic Book Day Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Come to the library to get your FREE COMIC. All Springfield City Library locations will have a selection of comics for kids, teens, and adults as long as they last (one per person). It's all part of Free Comic Book Day, a national event in which comics shops and other participating institutions offer unique comics by your favorite artists and writers, published just for this special day.

Thank you to Comics N' More in Easthampton MA for assisting the library in obtaining the comics.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Live Well Springfield Coalition Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathy Wicks   413-794-2546   kwicks@publichealthwm.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    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
 
lib_book3 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

This month the Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews.

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
 
ent_note 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Greater Springfield Music Together Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Grodofsky   413 263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Home City Families presents MUSIC TOGETHER! Come enjoy this 4 week series of music and movement with your child! Children birth to 5 years old and their parents. SPACE IS LIMITED! Registration is required. Call Megan Walsh at Home City Families, 413-787-6959 x8.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
nat_lightning 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Star Wars Light Saber Craft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Normand   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

May the force be with you, on the third! Come by the children's room and make your own light saber!

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
rec_bicycle.GIF 4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Bike Repair Workshop for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alex Remy   413-263-6843   aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us as RADSpringfield returns for another bike repair clinic at Forest Park Library. The bicycle experts from RADSpringfield will be hosting a weekly event through the month of May that teaches teens how to maintain and repair their bikes. This class is perfect for any skill level and will provide professional guidance in all things bike related!

Every Thursday through the month of May, ages 11-18.

    Location: Forest Park
 
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
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med_bag1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM The Challenge Diabetes Program: Learn About It From People Who Have It Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Caitlin Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

A free, three-part series on understanding and managing diabetes with Chet Galaska, author of The Diabetes Book: What Everyone Should Know. Chet has lived with diabetes since 1981 and has made it his mission to help others with the disease. This program was developed in partnership with the YMCA of Greater Springfield and Springfield College

April 26, Week 1 of the Challenge Diabetes Program (CDP). The first class will cover a description of diabetes. What it is? How does one get it? How does it work? How can you deal with it? The class is for those with diabetes, their friends and family, and the general public.

May 3, Week 2 of the Challenge Diabetes Program (CDP). This is the second of three classes in this series with author Chet Galaska. The second class will cover: What Can I Eat? How food affects blood glucose levels, how to improve without turning your life upside-down. Make a difference by working around the edges. The class is for those with diabetes, their friends and family, and the general public..

May 10, Week 3 of the Challenge Diabetes Program (CDP). This is the third of three classes in this series with author Chet Galaska. The third class will cover: The Magic Bullet: The most underrated, effective and free way to lower your blood glucose level. It will also go over why physical movement is so powerful and ways you can improve starting right now. Participants will learn basic chair exercises from a YMCA instructor. The class is for those with diabetes, their friends and family, and the general public.

Participants who opt to sign up to be a part of Springfield college’s clinical trial and complete all three sessions of the course will receive a pedometer and wristband on the last session. To learn more about the clinical trial--which is completely optional--and its requirements, please contact Chet Galaska cwgalaska@gmail.com or 413-567-0660

 

This program is for adults.

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Regular meeting of WalkBike Springfield, residents working to improve conditions for walking and bicycling in Springfield.  Focus on Complete Streets implementation, Complete Streets Demo on May 19 and planning for summer and fall walks and rides.

    Location: Forest Park 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 May 4, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kapow.GIF Free Comic Book Day Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Come to the library to get your FREE COMIC. All Springfield City Library locations will have a selection of comics for kids, teens, and adults as long as they last (one per person). It's all part of Free Comic Book Day, a national event in which comics shops and other participating institutions offer unique comics by your favorite artists and writers, published just for this special day.

Thank you to Comics N' More in Easthampton MA for assisting the library in obtaining the comics.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
food_coffeemaker 9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Come For Coffee! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   413 263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop by Brightwood Branch Friday mornings for coffee and conversation. We'll have the morning paper out, as well as crosswords and puzzles. Bring along your knitting or crochet projects and meet a friend for a hour of small talk and socializing. Coffee and tea generously provided by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Brightwood
 
rec_paintpalette 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Canvas Cafe Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for coffee- and canvas! Enjoy a relaxing cup of coffee, while we create a beautiful spring floral painting step-by-step. For adults 18 and older. Space is limited to 12 participants.

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

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

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: East Forest Park
 
rec_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
 
lib_book01 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM RESCHEDULED FROM APRIL 27 - BYOB 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

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
ent_note 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Music Together Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Megan Walsh   413-787-6959 x8   walshme@springfieldpublicschools.com
   

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: Mason Square Children's Workroom
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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
 
misc_kapow.GIF 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Free Comic Book Day at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Theresa Boulrice   413-263-6836   tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the library to get your FREE COMIC. All Springfield City Library locations will have a selection of comics for kids, teens, and adults as long as they last (one per person). It's all part of Free Comic Book Day, a national event in which comics shops and other participating institutions offer unique comics by your favorite artists and writers, published just for this special day.

Join us at the East Forest Park Library 2:00-5:00 p.m. to get your free comic  and make a comic book themed magnet. Come in your favorite comic book character costume! 

Thank you to Comics N' More in Easthampton MA for assisting the library in obtaining the comics.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
nat_lightning 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM May the Fourth Be With You: Star Wars Craft Afternoon Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us to celebrate all things Star Wars, with an afternoon of crafting and snacks. We'll be making Star Wars theme cards that you can give for any occasion, including Mothers Day for a Force-loving mom! We'll also enjoy Wookie Cookies as we craft! Suggested for ages 11-18.

    Location: East Springfield
 
office_meeting1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Advisory Board at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shadd Jamison   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Teens, shouldn't you have a say in what your library does?

We want you to join our Teen Advisory Board. Share what programs and materials you want. Talk about your ideas to make the library a better place for you. Come and enjoy refreshments while you meet new friends, and make your voice heard.

For Teens 13-18

    Location: East Springfield
 
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
 
ent_film-reel 4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM May the Fourth Be With You: The Last Jedi Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Normand   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

May the fourth be with you! Come by the Mason Square Branch on Friday, May 4th for a Star Wars pizza party and screening of The Last Jedi.

We'll start with pizza and Star Wars Trivia and play the movie at 5:15.

Come early to take a selfie with a storm trooper!

This program is open to all ages.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Saturday May 5, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kapow.GIF Free Comic Book Day Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Come to the library to get your FREE COMIC. All Springfield City Library locations will have a selection of comics for kids, teens, and adults as long as they last (one per person). It's all part of Free Comic Book Day, a national event in which comics shops and other participating institutions offer unique comics by your favorite artists and writers, published just for this special day.

Thank you to Comics N' More in Easthampton MA for assisting the library in obtaining the comics.

    Location: Central Library
 
misc_kapow.GIF Free Comic Book Day Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the library to get your FREE COMIC. All Springfield City Library locations will have a selection of comics for kids, teens, and adults as long as they last (one per person). It's all part of Free Comic Book Day, a national event in which comics shops and other participating institutions offer unique comics by your favorite artists and writers, published just for this special day.

At the East Springfield Branch Library, we'll celebrate Free Comic Book Day with a number of activities. Come find your favorite heroes in our scavenger hunt, create your own super hero, design your own super hero mask, and claim your free comic!

Thank you to Comics N' More in Easthampton MA for assisting the library in obtaining the comics.

    Location: East Springfield
 
misc_kapow.GIF Free Comic Book Day Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Come to the library to get your FREE COMIC. All Springfield City Library locations will have a selection of comics for kids, teens, and adults as long as they last (one per person). It's all part of Free Comic Book Day, a national event in which comics shops and other participating institutions offer unique comics by your favorite artists and writers, published just for this special day.

Thank you to Comics N' More in Easthampton MA for assisting the library in obtaining the comics.

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_kapow.GIF Free Comic Book Day Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Come to the library to get your FREE COMIC. All Springfield City Library locations will have a selection of comics for kids, teens, and adults as long as they last (one per person). It's all part of Free Comic Book Day, a national event in which comics shops and other participating institutions offer unique comics by your favorite artists and writers, published just for this special day.

Thank you to Comics N' More in Easthampton MA for assisting the library in obtaining the comics.

    Location: Mason Square
 
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_computer3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to Word Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
   
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Springfield Carnival 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.

Springfield Carnival General Meeting. Open to the public

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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_none 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Family Matters Initiative Introduction Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luis Arzola   413-265-9950   LArzola@chd.org
   

This is not a library sponsored event.

Purpose of initiative:

´Provide families with an alternative source of support; when dealing with the Department of Children and Families.
´Educate, advocate and trouble shoot difficult cases involving DCF (discrimination, unethical practices, etc...)
´Connect clients with resources and other services needed to successfully complete a D.C.F service plan
´Educate clients on the expectations and policies of the Department of Children and Family.
 
Come visit us on 5/5/18 at the Mason Square Library
11 AM - 1PM 
for an introduction of the Family Matters Initiative and resource provider presentations
for more information follow the familiy matters Initiative @facebook.com
    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_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_yoga 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Stress Buster Yoga for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reggie Wilson   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The constant demands of school and life's pressures can create a very stressful time for teens.  Yoga instructor Lesha can provide young adults with valuable skills that will help them to relax.  Learning yoga can also improve fitness, optimism, focus, self-esteem, creativity, and discipline. For ages 12-19. Two sessions April 10 and May 5. Come to one or both.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
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
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Talent showcase rehearsal Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mattie Jenkins    413-896-4760   jenkinsma@springfieldpublicschools.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Monday May 7, 2018 Go To Top
ent_note 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Greater Springfield Music Together! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   4132636805   dhoule@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 fun music and movement approach to early childhood music development kids ages 0-6 and their 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: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Hampden Seeing 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 Seeing RED subcommittee of JDAI meeting.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
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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
 
food_pizza 4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM Teen Pizza Party and Suggestion Session Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext.425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
misc_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 May 8, 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
   

Tuesdays, 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. Recommended for ages 1-3 1/2 years old, siblings welcome.

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
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: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman (2014) fiction.

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

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 and takes place every second and fourth Tuesday of the month.

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

This is not a library sponsored event.

Learn about the steps in being a licensed foster parent for the Department of Children and Families. 

    Location: Mason Square 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_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 May 9, 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   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. Ages 12 months to 6 years. 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
 
rec_tennis 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tabletop Tennis at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Geneva Caffee   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 and meets every second Wednesday of the month.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
nat_tulip.GIF 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Blossom into Spring Decorative Jar Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maureen Tipton   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Looking for a special gift to give your Mom for Mother's Day or a craft to brighten up your Spring. Come to the East Forest Park Branch Library and create a fancy tea light jar. While supplies last.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
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
 
elect_laptop.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Looking for a Job? Sign up with Skillsmart! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Caitlin Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Learn how to sign up with Skillsmart, the job-seeker website designed to match your skills to careers in greater Springfield. 

This program is for adults 18 and up.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
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
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rec_legoguy 5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM LEGO Club at Pine Point Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   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
 
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
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Girl Scouts Information Night Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ashley Batlle   413-224-4028   abatlle@gscwm.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Picture this: a safe no-limits place where she can be inspired, try new things, take on challenges, build community, and inspire others!  That’s Girl Scouts. A place where “Can I?” quickly turns into “I will!” Where your G.I.R.L. (Go-Getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, Leader)TM can transform her ideas into action, turn her questions into adventure, and grow her confidence through practice.

 

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday May 10, 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: Linda Grodofsky   413 263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Home City Families presents MUSIC TOGETHER! Come enjoy this 4 week series of music and movement with your child! Children birth to 5 years old and their parents. SPACE IS LIMITED! Registration is required. Call Megan Walsh at Home City Families, 413-787-6959 x8.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
anim_bee.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Flowers, Butterflies, and Bees in Your Garden Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Caitlin Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Bees and butterflies carryout the important work of pollination, which plants need to produce fruits and vegetables. By planting perennial flowers that are attractive to these pollinators, you can ensure that your garden will thrive. During this family-friendly program, Springfield Garden Club members will talk about which perennials are best for attracting butterflies, bees, and even hummingbirds. We'll learn by doing, planting a small perennial garden, so wear clothes that can get a little dirt on them. Participants will bring home a first-time garden kit with flower seeds, generously funded the Massachusetts Master Gardener Association and High Mowing Organic Seeds. 18+, teens, and children with guardians.

Rain date: Thursday, May 17 from 4-5:30 p.m.

    Location: Mason Square
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
rec_bicycle.GIF 4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Bike Repair Workshop for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alex Remy   413-263-6843   aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us as RADSpringfield returns for another bike repair clinic at Forest Park Library. The bicycle experts from RADSpringfield will be hosting a weekly event through the month of May that teaches teens how to maintain and repair their bikes. This class is perfect for any skill level and will provide professional guidance in all things bike related!

Every Thursday through the month of May, ages 11-18.

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
med_bag1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM The Challenge Diabetes Program: Learn About It From People Who Have It Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Caitlin Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

A free, three-part series on understanding and managing diabetes with Chet Galaska, author of The Diabetes Book: What Everyone Should Know. Chet has lived with diabetes since 1981 and has made it his mission to help others with the disease. This program was developed in partnership with the YMCA of Greater Springfield and Springfield College

April 26, Week 1 of the Challenge Diabetes Program (CDP). The first class will cover a description of diabetes. What it is? How does one get it? How does it work? How can you deal with it? The class is for those with diabetes, their friends and family, and the general public.

May 3, Week 2 of the Challenge Diabetes Program (CDP). This is the second of three classes in this series with author Chet Galaska. The second class will cover: What Can I Eat? How food affects blood glucose levels, how to improve without turning your life upside-down. Make a difference by working around the edges. The class is for those with diabetes, their friends and family, and the general public..

May 10, Week 3 of the Challenge Diabetes Program (CDP). This is the third of three classes in this series with author Chet Galaska. The third class will cover: The Magic Bullet: The most underrated, effective and free way to lower your blood glucose level. It will also go over why physical movement is so powerful and ways you can improve starting right now. Participants will learn basic chair exercises from a YMCA instructor. The class is for those with diabetes, their friends and family, and the general public.

Participants who opt to sign up to be a part of Springfield college’s clinical trial and complete all three sessions of the course will receive a pedometer and wristband on the last session. To learn more about the clinical trial--which is completely optional--and its requirements, please contact Chet Galaska cwgalaska@gmail.com or 413-567-0660

 

This program is for adults.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday May 11, 2018 Go To Top
food_coffeemaker 9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Come For Coffee! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   413 263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop by Brightwood Branch Friday mornings for coffee and conversation. We'll have the morning paper out, as well as crosswords and puzzles. Bring along your knitting or crochet projects and meet a friend for a hour of small talk and socializing. Coffee and tea generously provided by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Brightwood
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Breastfeeding Support Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Moryn Mendoza   413-306-7150   mmendoza@tapestryhealth.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Breastfeeding support group for pregnant and breastfeeding moms.

All are welcome. English/Spanish.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
ent_note 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Music Together Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Megan Walsh   413-787-6959 x8   walshme@springfieldpublicschools.com
   

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: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
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
 
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to Publisher Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
   
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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_none 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Deberry School Talent Showcase Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mattie Jenkins    413-896-4706   jenkinsma@springfieldpublicschools.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Forest Park Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alexandra Remy   (413) 263-6843   aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come punch some trees and build some cabins at the Forest Park Library Minecraft Club. Designed for teens, this club allows kids to join forces and create their own world in Minecraft with other video game enthusiasts.

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
 
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 Public Speaking Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ayanna Crawford   413-886-9089   acconsultingandmedia@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Public speaking workshop for educators, lawyers, elected officials, and community leaders.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
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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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ent_note 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Greater Springfield Music Together! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   4132636805   dhoule@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 fun music and movement approach to early childhood music development kids ages 0-6 and their 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: Brightwood Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Chasen   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_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.

Infertility can be lonely but you are not alone

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
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Tuesday May 15, 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
   

Tuesdays, 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. Recommended for ages 1-3 1/2 years old, siblings welcome.

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
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_house.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM National Chocolate Chip Day Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us as we celebrate National Chocolate Chip Day! We'll host a chocolate tasting, guess how many chocolate kisses are in a jar, and make our own chocolate candy houses. 

    Location: East Springfield
 
rec_chess_knight 3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Community Chess for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alexandra Remy   413-263-6843   aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Try your hand at chess and join us for a game with a community police officer. Teens ages 11-18 are invited to come to the Forest Park Library for a chess lesson where they can meet members of their local police unit and ask questions about, well, anything! Snacks will be provided.

 

    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, ages 11-18 and meets every second Tuesday of the month.

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

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

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday May 16, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM BYOB Nonfiction Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gary Pysznik   413-263-6828, x395   gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make new friends while learning about great new nonfiction books! Book club members meet monthly to review the nonfiction books they have read recently in a casual yet informative discussion. Come as often as your schedule allows; newcomers are always welcomed. Coffee provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
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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
 
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   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. Ages 12 months to 6 years. 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
 
anim_dog1 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Read to Cassie a Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maureen Tipton   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

In honor of National Pet Month, Cassie a Bright Spot Therapy Dog will be visiting the East Forest Park children's room. Children are invited to read to Cassie their favorite story.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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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Thursday May 17, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Tots and Teddies Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Bring your family to the library lawn for a morning of fun. There will be a special storytime, music, snacks and more! Don't forget to bring a teddy or your favorite stuffed friend! Kids ages 3-6 and their families are welcome.Event will be held in the Brightwood Library Community Room in case of rain.

    Location: Brightwood 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
 
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_bicycle.GIF 4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Bike Repair Workshop for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alex Remy   413-263-6843   aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us as RADSpringfield returns for another bike repair clinic at Forest Park Library. The bicycle experts from RADSpringfield will be hosting a weekly event through the month of May that teaches teens how to maintain and repair their bikes. This class is perfect for any skill level and will provide professional guidance in all things bike related!

Every Thursday through the month of May, ages 11-18.

    Location: Forest Park
 
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  -  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
 
ent_film-reel 6:15 PM  -  7:45 PM Documentary: Viva Puerto Rico Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reggie Wilson   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Viva Puerto Rico follows the work of three conservationists who restore island populations of the most endangered species: the Puerto Rican Amazon parrot, the leatherback turtle, and the manatee.  According to the producer of this family film "there is important conservation effort underway in Puerto Rico to protect its endangered native wildlife from extinction on land and sea.” Refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library. All ages.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
Friday May 18, 2018 Go To Top
food_coffeemaker 9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Come For Coffee! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   413 263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop by Brightwood Branch Friday mornings for coffee and conversation. We'll have the morning paper out, as well as crosswords and puzzles. Bring along your knitting or crochet projects and meet a friend for a hour of small talk and socializing. Coffee and tea generously provided by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Brightwood
 
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
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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
 
ent_note 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Music Together Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Megan Walsh   413-787-6959 x8   walshme@springfieldpublicschools.com
   

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: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
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 May 19, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM CES ASQ Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Valaree Bedell   413-588-5563   vbedell@collaborative.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

CES will be training programs on how to administer the ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2. These tools are screening tools to monitor children's development. This grant is funded by the EEC. 

    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
 
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
   
 
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: 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
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Black Panther Party Historical Display Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dr. Ishmael K. Ali   413-342-7842   
   

Dr. Ishmael K. Ali will be displaying a historical collection of Black Panther Party artifacts from 1966-1982 in honor of Armed Forces Day.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_globe 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Ending School Gun Violence Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reggie Wilson   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for an important discussion about the escalation of gun violence in Americans schools.  Wilbraham Minnechaug High School student Jamison Rohan and Springfield Sabis International Charter School student Trevaughn Smith will be our special guests.  Rohan and Smith helped lead spirited, peaceful rallies in their hometowns to seek meaningful gun reform.  They hope to send a message to Washington that safe schools is of upmost importance and for the public to continue to talk about ending gun violence.  People are encouraged to come, express their views and help seek solutions.  Suggested for ages 11 and up. 

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
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 May 20, 2018 Go To Top
ent_note 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Rotunda Rhythms Presents the Pamela Means Band Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828, x221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

With musicality and stirring passion the Pamela Means Band delivers with their folk-rock mix of high-spirited originals and groovy covers, all by artists of color. The Worcester Telegram says: "Means has a way of capturing a slow-burn of emotion, a smoldering of heartbreak and wistfulness that's practically tangible." Performers include Pamela Means (guitar & vocals), Cinamon Blair (bass & vocals), and Irene Shaikly (percussion & vocals).  Funding provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Friends of the Library. All ages.

 

    Location: Central Library Rotunda
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Monday May 21, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Tots and Teddies Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Bring your family to the library lawn for a morning of fun. There will be a special storytime, music, snacks and more! Don't forget to bring a teddy or your favorite stuffed friend! Kids ages 3-6 and their families are welcome.Event will be held in the library in case of rain.

    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
Tuesday May 22, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  3:30 PM MA Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office for Food and Nutrition Programs Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shannon Raymond   781-338-6471   shannon.raymond@doe.mass.edu
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MA ESE), Office for Food and Nutrition Programs will host a training event at the Springfield Public Library. The purpose of this training is to educate new sponsoring organizations or program staff to the USDA Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). The training will address program requirements and regulations, as well as best practices for program success. Registration will be required for the event (registration link to be provided), but is available to any organization interested in participating in the SFSP.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Taxes in Retirement 567 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: McKena Wood   248-330-3835   mckena.wood@567workshops.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Free and educational workshop on Taxes in Retirement, free and open to the public. 

Wood    
    Location: Forest Park 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
   

Tuesdays, 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. Recommended for ages 1-3 1/2 years old, siblings welcome.

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
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 and takes place every second and fourth Tuesday of the month.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
 
anim_spiderweb 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Worldwide Goth Day 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 creepy candle holder craft, and a spooky snack as we celebrate all things Goth! Then, test your knowledge of all things strange and unusual in our scavenger hunt. Suggested for ages 12 and up.

    Location: East Springfield
 
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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nat_sun 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Don't Retire, Rewire! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Caitlin Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Attention Boomers! 

Are you wondering how you will fill the 2080 hours per year you’ve spent at your full-time job when you retire? Boomers aren’t retiring, they are “rewiring” by pursuing satisfying self-employment, part-time jobs, volunteering, or taking college classes. 

In this interactive workshop you’ll complete a series of exercises, do some self-assessments, and reflect and brainstorm with others to create an action plan to help you transition into a satisfying new chapter of your life.  You’ll also leave with a variety of valuable resources. 

People who are contemplating retirement or have already retired will benefit from these workshops.

This is a program for adults and seniors

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
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 Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Cesan   413-782-7702   a126chocolate@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

 
    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday May 23, 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   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. Ages 12 months to 6 years. 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
 
anim_dog1 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Read to Cassie a Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maureen Tipton   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

In honor of National Pet Month, Cassie a Bright Spot Therapy Dog will be visiting the East Forest Park children's room. Children are invited to read to Cassie their favorite story.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
anim_starfish 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Large Sea Shell Art Designs Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Geneva Caffee   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Using large sea shells, paint, sharpies and decorative materials, participants can go wild creating beautiful shell masterpieces to bring home and display.  All materials will be provided.

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

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

 

 

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
office_meeting1 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.
 
This program is for teens.

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
 
misc_handshake 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Interacting Safely with Law Enforcement Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lipshires   (413) 263-6828, x395   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Community member Kevin J. Dumpson, Executive Director of Suit Up Springfield and founder of Pro-Active on Purpose, will share his experiences and wisdom on how to safely and sensibly interact with law enforcement. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers. Free pizza, compliments of the Friends of the Library, will be served. Registration for this event is encouraged, though not required.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 42 spaces available.
 
ent_masks_color 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Liking My Looks, 'Normal' Must Be So Boring! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reggie Wilson   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Adventures in Liking My Looks is a funny, spirited, sometimes poignant one woman play that explores how all bodies—even “non-normal” ones--are beautiful. Written and performed by Susan Cummings, the actress/playwright travels from New York City and London to art therapy, dance lessons and more in an adventure of finding self-acceptance and love. “I hope the show nudges and inspires the audience to realize that each of their bodies is uniquely beautiful, (and) that all of our bodies are part of the beautiful human palette.” “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.” 18+

    Location: Sixteen Acres
Thursday May 24, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6828   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Teddy Bear Picnic Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen Sulzycki   413-263-6853   esulzycki@gmail.com
   

Join us for a teddy bear picnic in the reading garden. There will be a special storytime, snacks, prizes and more. Don't forget to bring a teddy or your favorite stuffed friend for the teddy bear parade! Kids ages 5-8 and their families are welcome.

    Location: Mason Square
 
rec_bicycle.GIF 4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Bike Repair Workshop for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alex Remy   413-263-6843   aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us as RADSpringfield returns for another bike repair clinic at Forest Park Library. The bicycle experts from RADSpringfield will be hosting a weekly event through the month of May that teaches teens how to maintain and repair their bikes. This class is perfect for any skill level and will provide professional guidance in all things bike related!

Every Thursday through the month of May, ages 11-18.

    Location: Forest Park
 
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 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
Friday May 25, 2018 Go To Top
food_coffeemaker 9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Come For Coffee! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Houle   413 263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Stop by Brightwood Branch Friday mornings for coffee and conversation. We'll have the morning paper out, as well as crosswords and puzzles. Bring along your knitting or crochet projects and meet a friend for a hour of small talk and socializing. Coffee and tea generously provided by the Friends of the Library.

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

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

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: East Springfield
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lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Forest Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   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
 
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
 
ent_note 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Music Together Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Megan Walsh   413-787-6959 x8   walshme@springfieldpublicschools.com
   

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: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
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 May 26, 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_computer3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to Excel Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

Computer Classes    
    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  2:30 PM Rhoer Round-Up Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Darryen Gripes   860-922-1566   lbs.ra.pa@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This is an informational meeting for an auxiliary group of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc.

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

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Deberry Elementary School Talent Show Rehearsal Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mattie Jenkins   1-413-896-4760   JENKINSMA@SPRINGFIELDPUBLICSCHOOLS.COM
   

This is not a library sponsored event.

Angela Trueheart and Mattie Jenkins will be meeting with Deberry Elementary Scholars for a Talent Show rehearsal.

 

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
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elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 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 8 spaces available.
Monday May 28, 2018 Go To Top
misc_usflag Memorial 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 Memorial Day.

Locations and Hours    
    Location: All Library Locations
Tuesday May 29, 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
   

Tuesdays, 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. Recommended for ages 1-3 1/2 years old, siblings welcome.

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square 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 your age group, plan events, give input for materials selection and other fun activities. Light refreshments will be served. This program is suggested for teen ages 13-19. If interested, please register online or at the reference desk and the 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
 
ent_sock_puppet.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama Puppet Show Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Emma Peterson   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Our Teen Readers Advisory Panel will be presenting an adaptaion of The Very Hungry Caterpillar for children ages 0-7.  In honor of Eric Carle, we will be offering a watercolor craft. Children are welcome to wear their pajamas!

    Location: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday May 30, 2018 Go To Top
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. Ages 12 months to 6 years. 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
 
anim_dog1 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Read to Cassie a Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maureen Tipton   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

In honor of National Pet Month, Cassie a Bright Spot Therapy Dog will be visiting the East Forest Park children's room. Children are invited to read to Cassie their favorite story.

    Location: East Forest Park
 
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_painters_palette.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Art Exploration for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext.425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join other teens in exploring a variety of art media for an afternoon of creativity. We will have tissue paper, watercolors, drawing pencils, and more along with some new ideas for making art. Snacks served! For ages 11-18.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
        There are 15 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
 
elect_camera 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Our Neighborhood Through Our Eyes 2018: a Community Art Walk and Reception Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maeleah Carlisle   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come celebrate the talent of the Sumner Avenue School Students. This exhibit features photographs taken by and essays written by fourth grade students that reflect their view of community and the Forest Park  neighborhood.  Several students will talk about their photos and the essay contest winners will be awarded. Then join us as we walk to each of the sites to view the photographs and conclude at Trinity United Methodist church for refreshments. Photographs will continue to be on display at the Forest Park Branch Library, Drama Studio, Food Zone,  Forest Park Eye Care, Cafe Christo's, and Trinity United Methodist Church until June 9, 2018.  Special thanks to our community and business partners and the C3 Forest Park Police Unit.

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

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan.

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
 
eth_pyramid.GIF 6:15 PM  -  8:00 PM Documentary and Discussion: Egypt's Struggle for Peace Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reggie Wilson   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

When we think of Egypt, images of its impressive past and majestic pyramids are what we see, not its fragile social politics. Join us for the powerful PBS documentary "Egypt in Crisis" to better understand the politics.  A discussion following the film will be facilitated by local author R. A. Migeed whose new book "Fate and Choices" tells the story of his emigration from Egypt to America.  It also shares his struggle to understand the momentous political changes occurring in  Egypt as it moves towards a better future.  Mr. Migeed's books will be available for sale, and refreshments are compliments of the Friends of the Library.

NOTE: This is an after hours program.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Public Hearing MassDEP CO2 Budget Trading Program Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Catherine V. Skiba   413-755-2119   catherine.skiba@state.ma.us
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

MassDEP and MassDOER will hold a Public Hearing to accept comments from the public regarding proposed Amendments to 310 CMR 7.70 COBudget Trading Program wiithin the Massachusetts 310 CMR 7.00 Air Pollution Control regulation.

Skiba    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Thursday May 31, 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
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rec_bicycle.GIF 4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Bike Repair Workshop for Teens Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alex Remy   413-263-6843   aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us as RADSpringfield returns for another bike repair clinic at Forest Park Library. The bicycle experts from RADSpringfield will be hosting a weekly event through the month of May that teaches teens how to maintain and repair their bikes. This class is perfect for any skill level and will provide professional guidance in all things bike related!

Every Thursday through the month of May, ages 11-18.

    Location: Forest Park
 
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 Mason Square Movie Night: Wonder Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen Sulzycki   413-263-6853   
   

Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.The film stars Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and Jacob Tremblay. Rated PG.

Popcorn will be served. Come an hour early for a Wonder-inspired craft!

This program is for kids and teens.

 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
Friday June 1, 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
 
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
 
office_meeting1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Advisory Board at East Springfield Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shadd Jamison   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Teens, shouldn't you have a say in what your library does?

We want you to join our Teen Advisory Board. Share what programs and materials you want. Talk about your ideas to make the library a better place for you. Come and enjoy refreshments while you meet new friends, and make your voice heard.

For Teens 13-18

    Location: East Springfield
 
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 June 2, 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_none 11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Deberry School Talent Showcase Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mattie Jenkins    413-896-4706   jenkinsma@springfieldpublicschools.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
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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
 
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 June 4, 2018 Go To Top
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
Tuesday June 5, 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
   

Tuesdays, 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. Recommended for ages 1-3 1/2 years old, siblings welcome.

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
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
 
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
 
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, May 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Foster Care Informational Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Jones   413-452-3396   Deborah.Jones@state.ma.us
   

This is not a library sponsored event.

Learn the steps to becoming a foster parents for the Department of Children and Families. 

    Location: Mason Square 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 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Girl Scouts Information Night Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ashley Batlle   413-224-4028   abatlle@gscwm.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Picture this: a safe no-limits place where she can be inspired, try new things, take on challenges, build community, and
inspire others!  That’s Girl Scouts. A place where “Can I?” quickly turns into “I will!” Where your G.I.R.L. (Go-Getter,
Innovator, Risk-Taker, Leader)TM can transform her ideas into action, turn her questions into adventure, and grow her
confidence through practice.

 

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
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Wednesday June 6, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM BYOB Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   
   

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

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

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

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

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

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. Ages 12 months to 6 years. 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
 
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 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 Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Heiligman.                                               

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 June 7, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book3 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

This month the Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss A House of My Own by Sandra Cisneros.

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_none 4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Still Standing: Stories from the African American Community Navigating the Turbulent Terrain Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Natalia Munoz   413-204-0899   natalia@nataliamunoz.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

"Still Standing: Stories from the African American Community: Navigating the Turbulent Terrain"

In this gathering, Dr. Shirley Jackson Whitaker will highlight various means and techniques to survive these turbulent times.  Relying on the strength from her African American ancestors who endured 400 years of brutality and terrorism, Dr. Whitaker will weave together stories and lessons to provide hope, insight, and inspiration.  Following Dr. Whitaker’s presentation, Natalia Munoz will facilitate a question and answer period with the gathered group.

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The monthly meeting of WalkBike Springfield, residents working to improve conditions for walking and bicycling in Springfield.  All welcome.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
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Friday June 8, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Breastfeeding Support Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Moryn Mendoza   413-306-7150   mmendoza@tapestryhealth.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Breastfeeding support group for pregnant and breastfeeding moms.

All are welcome. English/Spanish.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday June 9, 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
 
rec_paintpalette02 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Release Your Inner Artist with Pastel Painting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828, x221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This workshop gives aspiring visual artists a practical strategy for getting started with painting. After a slide show presenting the concepts and demonstrating the process, students create their own paintings using pastels. The instructor helps everyone apply the techniques and paint the subject in a variety of tones, focusing on details toward the end. Everyone leaves with a completed artwork, and equipped with strategies for continued painting. Paper, paints, and other supplies are provided. Wear clothing suitable for painting. Funding provided by the Springfield Cultural Council and the Friends of the Library. Ages 18+.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
    Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Forest Park Minecrafters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alexandra Remy   (413) 263-6843   aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come punch some trees and build some cabins at the Forest Park Library Minecraft Club. Designed for teens, this club allows kids to join forces and create their own world in Minecraft with other video game enthusiasts.

Ages 12-18.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Deberry School Talent Showcase Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mattie Jenkins    413-896-4706   jenkinsma@springfieldpublicschools.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday June 11, 2018 Go To Top
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
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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_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.

Infertility can be lonely but you are not alone

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.

Please register at admin@resolvenewengland.org or 781-890-2250 so that we may contact you if there are cancelations

 

Click here to register    
    Location: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday June 12, 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
   

Tuesdays, 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. Recommended for ages 1-3 1/2 years old, siblings welcome.

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
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: American Phoenix: The Remarkable Story of William Skinner, a Man Who Turned Disaster Into Destiny by Sarah S. Kilborne (2012) nonfiction.

Book & Craft Groups    
    Location: Central Library 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 and takes place every second and fourth Tuesday of the month.

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Club 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 June 13, 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
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lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. Ages 12 months to 6 years. 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
 
rec_tennis 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tabletop Tennis at Brightwood Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Geneva Caffee   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 and meets every second Wednesday of the month.
 

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

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

 

 

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
 
office_meeting1 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.
 
This program is for teens.

 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Looking for a Job? Sign up with Skillsmart! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Caitlin Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Learn how to sign up with Skillsmart, the job-seeker website designed to match your skills to careers in greater Springfield. 

This program is for adults 18 and up.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Impact of Trauma on Adopted Children Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Tomaz   617-875-6951   dianet@mareinc.org
   

This is not a Library sponsored event.

This training will provide an overview of the impact of trauma on development and will include concrete strategies of effective ways to respond, instead of react,  to challenging behaviors.  In addition, we will discuss how to promote healing and growth through principles of trauma informed parenting.

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: East Springfield
Thursday June 14, 2018 Go To Top
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
 
nat_poppy 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Edible Wild Plants of the Northeast Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Caitlin Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the Mason Square Branch and learn about edible plants from New England--chances are there's something tasty growing in your back yard!

Naturalist, John Root, will present an introduction to the identification and uses of wild plants for food and beverage. During the program he will go over distinguishing characteristics, seasons of availability, habitats, methods of preparation, and nutritional and medicinal value of our region’s most common and appealing wild plants.

Illustrated pamphlets with plant descriptions, guidelines for responsible and safe foraging, and a bibliography for further study are distributed as well.

This program is for adults and teens.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
    Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Community Police Team Sector A Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Magda Rodriguez   413-787-6359   Mrodriguez4@springfieldpolice.net
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
Friday June 15, 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
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday June 16, 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: Mason Square Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Speak up Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: ANNETTE SIMMONS SANDERS   413-883-4476   msanders33@comcast.net
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Domestic violence  abuse program for battered women and abused Men. we shall have a panel of experts speak about abuse and how to leave without getting hurt. 

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

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday June 18, 2018 Go To Top
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 <