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Monday May 1, 2017 -  Thursday June 29, 2017
     Art Central: Paintings by Gloria Caballer-Arce  
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library

Monday June 12, 2017 -  Saturday August 26, 2017
     Blackout Poetry and Art Contest  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Teens, here's a chance to show off your creative side by entering the Blackout Poetry & Art Contest. It's fun and simple to do. Prizes will be awarded for best blackout poem and for best blackout art. Please call Emma at the branch for more details. This program is for teens ages 11-18. 

    Location: Sixteen Acres

Monday June 12, 2017 -  Saturday August 26, 2017
     Neighbor Care Cards for the YWCA Shelter Families  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Build a better world with a message of care to our neighbors in need!
Join us throughout the summer to create handmade welcome cards to be distributed to families in need coming into the Springfield YWCA family shelter. Stop by our branch at any time during open hours and create your card. Give it to the librarian to be sent to the YWCA, and earn a treat! All supplies will be provided. During all open hours. This program is suggested for teens ages 11 to 18, but all ages are welcome to participate.

    Location: Indian Orchard

Monday June 12, 2017 -  Saturday August 26, 2017
     Neighbor Care Cards for the YWCA Shelter Families  
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Build a better world with a message of care to our neighbors in need!
Join us throughout the summer to create handmade welcome cards to be distributed to families in need coming into the Springfield YWCA family shelter. Stop by our branch at any time during open hours and create your card. Give it to the librarian to be sent to the YWCA, and earn a treat! All supplies will be provided. During all open hours. This program is suggested for teens ages 11 to 18, but all ages are welcome to participate.

    Location: East Springfield

Monday June 12, 2017 -  Saturday August 26, 2017
     Neighbor Care Cards for the YWCA Shelter Families  
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   
   

Build a better world with a message of care to our neighbors in need!
Join us throughout the summer to create handmade welcome cards to be distributed to families in need coming into the Springfield YWCA family shelter. Stop by our branch at any time during open hours and create your card. Give it to the librarian to be sent to the YWCA, and earn a treat! All supplies will be provided. During all open hours. This program is suggested for teens ages 11 to 18, but all ages are welcome to participate.

    Location: East Forest Park

Monday June 12, 2017 -  Saturday August 26, 2017
     Summer Reading Club  
   

The Summer Reading Club is an amazing opportunity to earn all kinds of raffles and prizes - just by reading! All ages can participate, from newborns to adults. To join, stop by any of our library locations.

Read To Me (for infants, toddlers, and pre-readers) Pick up a reading log at any branch. Color it in as you read with your child. When the log is full, bring it in and exchange it for a prize!

Children (for grades K-5 and independent readers) Pick up a reading log at any branch. Color in a section of the log for every day you read 20 minutes or more. When the log is full, bring it in and claim your “brag beads” and other prizes. Completing your first two reading logs will earn you a free book!

Teen (for grades 6-12) Register online or pick up a paper reading log. Log every day that you read for at least 30 minutes; you’ll win prizes after reading for 7 days, 28 days, and 56 days. Teens: when you sign up for the Summer Reading Club, be sure to ask your librarian about a special teen fine forgiveness program we have this summer!

Adult Earn raffle tickets for nineteen valuable prizes by reading books and writing reviews, entering our essay program Build a Better World, Write All About It, or attending book-related events over the summer.  Raffle drawings will be held at the Ice Cream Social and Adult Summer Reading Club Finale.

    Location: All Library Locations

Monday June 12, 2017 -  Saturday August 26, 2017
     This Book Changed My World  
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

What book did you read that changed how you saw the world? Come in and (1) draw a picture that shows what your world-changing book is about or (2) write a short paragraph about your book. We’ll display them all the summer, and inspire others to try these stories that might also change their world. Come in at any time during our open hours to participate. This program is suggested for ages 9 to 19.

    Location: East Springfield

Sunday June 25, 2017
     Central Library Closed  
   

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

    Location: Central Library

Monday June 26, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Rep. Williams Office Hours  
    Contact: Office of Bud Williams   413-739-8547   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Coding Club: Make Music  
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Create your own digital music and sounds! Use Google CS First coding tool to design your own music, create your own instruments and music videos, and learn how technology is used in the music industry. No previous computer experience is necessary. Explore storytelling, game design and other CS First options as time allows. This program is a four-day series running each afternoon June 26-29. Space is limited to six participants, so register early. For ages 11 to 19.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Board Game Night @ Central Library  
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sodonnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun evening of games!  We’ll provide board games, card games, and more.  Try a new game or play an old favorite!  For children ages 3-12.  Siblings welcome. Held every Monday through August 21.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room

Tuesday June 27, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting  
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Coding Club: Make Music  
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Create your own digital music and sounds! Use Google CS First coding tool to design your own music, create your own instruments and music videos, and learn how technology is used in the music industry. No previous computer experience is necessary. Explore storytelling, game design and other CS First options as time allows. This program is a four-day series running each afternoon June 26-29. Space is limited to six participants, so register early. For ages 11 to 19.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Community Prayer and Bible Study Fellowship  
    Contact: Pastor Mattie Johnson   413-686-7996   jmattiep19@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game On! Video Gaming for Teens at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in and play your favorite Wii games in the community room! Snacks provided. For ages 12-18.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Comic Book & Manga Club  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you love comic books, graphic novels, or manga? Do you have strong opinions on DC vs. Marvel, or what makes a true superhero? Check out the Forest Park Comic Book & Manga Club! We will meet every month to discuss selected readings and pick a new book for the following month. Snacks provided. Held on the last Tuesday of the month. For ages 12-18.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   4:15 PM  -  5:45 PM Teen Readers Advisory Panel  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Calling All Teens.  Here's your chance to meet regularly the last Tuesday of the month to share ideas about improving library programming for your age group, plan events, give input for materials selection and other fun activities. Light refreshments will be served. This program is suggested for teens ages11-18.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Democratic Committee Ward 1  
    Contact: Luis Arzola    413-265-9950   LArzola@CHD.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room

Wednesday June 28, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BYOB, A Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Mason Square  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Make A Read Bead  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Hey, Summer Reading Club members! Come to the library and make a special bead for your collection out of model magic. Decorate and paint it! Better yet, make two and swap with your reading bestie. Not a reading club member? Now's the time to join in on the fun!

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sen. Jim Welch Office Hours  
    Contact: Office of Jim Welch   413 737-7756   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Sen. Welch holds office hours at the Indian Orchard Library every fourth Wednesday from 1-3 p.m.

    Location: Indian Orchard Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Coding Club: Make Music  
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Create your own digital music and sounds! Use Google CS First coding tool to design your own music, create your own instruments and music videos, and learn how technology is used in the music industry. No previous computer experience is necessary. Explore storytelling, game design and other CS First options as time allows. This program is a four-day series running each afternoon June 26-29. Space is limited to six participants, so register early. For ages 11 to 19.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Make A Read Bead  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Hey, Summer Reading Club members! Come to the library and make a special bead for your collection out of model magic. Decorate and paint it! Better yet, make two and swap with your reading bestie. Not a reading club member? Now's the time to join in on the fun!

    Location: Indian Orchard
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Enchanted Engineering: Billy Goat Boat  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Instead of crossing the Troll's bridge, the goats will float across the river. Help them build a boat and stay afloat.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Build A Better World - Clay Sculpture  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Build a better world one piece at a time, using your own two hands and clay. In this program, teens age 11 and up will have a chance to express their ideas by hand modeling and sculpting all purpose air-drying clay.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Cookies and Canvas  
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Calling all young Picassos (and its okay if you don't consider yourself one):  Join us for a fun afternoon of special painting.  While your masterpiece is drying, enjoy some sweet treats. All supplies will be provided. Supplies limited, please register in advance. Appropriate for ages 5 -12 years old.

    Location: East Forest Park
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM DIY Donations for the Animal Shelter: Pet Beds  
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let's DIY Donations. Help us make some soft upcycled pet beds that will be donated to Thomas J O'Connor Animal Shelter. For teens ages 11 to 19.

    Location: East Springfield
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point  
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, June 7 – August 30, 4:15-5 p.m. Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
   5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM LEGO Club at Pine Point  
    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
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Gaming Club at Central Library  
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Play computer games and make friends at the Gaming Club!  We will be playing games that encourage collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.  The games included in this weekly program are Minecraft, Roblox, Scratch, and Makey Makey.  Limited to 10 kids. Sign in begins at 5:15 p.m. each Wednesday. Ages 8-12.  This program runs through August 23rd.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM PVP Parent/Educator Meeting  
    Contact: Heather LaPenn   202-679-1264   hlapenn@nea.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

A meeting of parents and teachers who want to plan an educational event for Springfield parents and community members

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson.

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

    Location: East Forest Park

Thursday June 29, 2017
   1:30 AM  -  3:00 AM Make A Read Bead  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Hey, Summer Reading Club members! Come to the library and make a special bead for your collection out of model magic. Decorate and paint it! Better yet, make two and swap with your reading bestie. Not a reading club member? Now's the time to join in on the fun!

    Location: Brightwood
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, June 6 - June 20, 1:30-2:30 p.m.,  Thursdays, June 29 - August 24, 10:30-11:30 p.m. Community Room. Join us 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.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Choices: Steps Toward Health  
    Contact: Arlene Iraola   413-737-0236 ext.102   airaola@umext.umass.edu
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

UMASS Extension is offering a free nutrition class promoting healthy eating and physical activity. 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Arise for Social Justice fundraising group  
    Contact: Ann Ferguson   413-367-2310   ferguson3638@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Arise is a low income rights community organizing group in Springfield seeking economic, environmental, racial and social justice.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Continuing The Artist's Way Journey  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   aoconnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Coding Club: Make Music  
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Create your own digital music and sounds! Use Google CS First coding tool to design your own music, create your own instruments and music videos, and learn how technology is used in the music industry. No previous computer experience is necessary. Explore storytelling, game design and other CS First options as time allows. This program is a four-day series running each afternoon June 26-29. Space is limited to six participants, so register early. For ages 11 to 19.

    Location: Central Library - Rice Hall
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Summer Family Book Club  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Bring the whole family for fun with books and get a free book to take home. Recommended for families with kids 6 and under, siblings welcome. Sponsored by Home City Families. For more information, call or stop by the branch.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM PEAT Working Group  
    Contact: Richard Pedraza   413-750-2065   rpedraza@springfieldcityhall.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Addressing Non Medical Use of Prescription Drugs Among High School Aged Youth

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Committee to Elect School Committee Members  
    Contact: Stephanie Brown   413-348-4389   smurbro@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The committee will be meeting to discuss issues, in the Springfield Public Schools. 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Teen T-Shirt Totes  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Help save our planet from plastic by bringing reusable bags wherever you go. Come to this workshop to learn how to make your own reusable tote bag from an old t-shirt. T-shirts will be provided, but bring your own if you'd like.
 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Democratic Committee Ward 1  
    Contact: Luis Arzola    413 265-9950   LArzola@CHD.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room

Friday June 30, 2017
     Central Library Closed on Fridays  
   

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

    Location: Central Library
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Canvas Cafe  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Here's the perfect paint party for the Early Bird! Join us for coffee, bagels and -- brushes! We'll spend the morning in the beautiful, air-conditioned meeting room creating a painting you will be proud to hang; and have you out and about before lunch! Supplies and refreshments provided. Painting TBD. Please dress for spills.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.
 

    Location: East Springfield
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Forest Park  
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fridays, June 2, June 16-July 28th, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and a craft or activity. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome. Facilitated and sponsored by Home City Families.

    Location: East Forest Park
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rep. Williams Office Hours  
    Contact: Office of Bud Williams   413-739-8547   
   

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

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.

    Location: East Forest Park
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Beginnings Early Education and Care Preschool Graduation  
    Contact: Tabitha Desplaine   413-263-6500   tabithad@springfieldpartnersinc.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

New Beginnings Early Education and Care Preschool Graduation

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Pine Point Minecrafters  
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point

Saturday July 1, 2017 -  Thursday August 31, 2017
     Art Central Presents the Photographic Art of Max Fehr  
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

On display for the summer months in Art Central  are the photographic artworks of Max Fehr. Combining the artist's love for poetry and photography, his art pieces include stunning landscapes, portraits, and still lifes coupled with a companion poem. His work is at once stark and dramatic, and offers insight into human experiences and natural beauty. Perfect for a moment's contemplation or an hour of careful thought, his fine quality work are excellent for a summer's repose. All ages.

    Location: Central Library

Saturday July 1, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Introduction to Publisher  
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Create simple yet attractive flyers and brochures with Publisher, a convenient desktop publishing software package. We'll look at making multipaged handouts and multifold brochures using Publisher's powerful templates. Skill with a keyboard and mouse is needed for success in this workshop. Light refreshments, compliments of the Friends of the Library, will be provided. Led by Matthew

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
   11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Ragin Bulls Funday  
    Contact: Temetrius murray   413-222-8048   murraytemetrius29@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Funday for the local 4th grade Ragin Bulls basketball team, affliated with the Dunbar community center, as they are trying to get to A big tournament out in Maryland.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   12:00 PM  -  12:00 PM DIY Donations for the Animal Shelter : Dog Toys  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let's DIY Donations. Help us make some upcycled braided dog toys that will be donated to Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Shelter. This program is suggested for teens ages 11 to 18.

    Location: Indian Orchard
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Saturday afternoon 1:00 - 2:30  p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Learn Ukulele Workshop  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This event has been rescheduled from an earlier date.

Have you always wanted to learn to play an instrument? Come to the library for this workshop, and you'll be on your way to playing a mean ukulele! This program is for ages 10 through adult and open to the first 20 participants. Register by stopping by or calling the branch. Instruments will be provided.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Central  
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room

Sunday July 2, 2017
     Central Library Closed  
   

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

    Location: Central Library

Monday July 3, 2017 -  Friday July 28, 2017
     Brightwood Gallery Presents the Photographic Art of Max Fehr  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

On display for the month of July at the Brightwood Branch Library are the photographic artworks of Max Fehr. Combining the artist's love for poetry and photography, his art pieces include stunning landscapes, portraits, and still lifes coupled with a companion poem. His work is at once stark and dramatic, and offers insight into human experiences and natural beauty. Perfect for a moment's contemplation or an hour of careful thought, his fine quality work are excellent for a summer's repose. All ages.

    Location: Brightwood

Monday July 3, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Attention LEGO enthusiasts!  Drop in 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
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Register to Work at MGM!  
    Contact: Caitlin Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Board Game Night @ Central Library  
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sodonnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun evening of games!  We’ll provide board games, card games, and more.  Try a new game or play an old favorite!  For children ages 3-12.  Siblings welcome. Held every Monday through August 21.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room

Tuesday July 4, 2017
     Independence Day: All Libraries Closed  
    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

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

    Location: All Library Locations

Wednesday July 5, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Mason Square  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM BYOB Book Discussion Group  
    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.

    Location: East Springfield
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Rep. Williams Office Hours  
    Contact: Office of Bud Williams   413-739-8547   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point  
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, June 7 – August 30, 4:15-5 p.m. Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
   5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM LEGO Club at Pine Point  
    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
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Gaming Club at Central Library  
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Play computer games and make friends at the Gaming Club!  We will be playing games that encourage collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.  The games included in this weekly program are Minecraft, Roblox, Scratch, and Makey Makey.  Limited to 10 kids. Sign in begins at 5:15 p.m. each Wednesday. Ages 8-12.  This program runs through August 23rd.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Books & Brew Book Club  
    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. This program is intended for 20-30 somethings, but all are welcome!

For our next meeting we will be discussing Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories by Alice Munro.                                         

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.

    Location: East Forest Park

Thursday July 6, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, June 6 - June 20, 1:30-2:30 p.m.,  Thursdays, June 29 - August 24, 10:30-11:30 p.m. Community Room. Join us 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.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Rep. Williams Office Hours  
    Contact: Office of Bud Williams   413-739-8547   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Continuing The Artist's Way Journey  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   aoconnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Summer Family Book Club  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Bring the whole family for fun with books and get a free book to take home. Recommended for families with kids 6 and under, siblings welcome. Sponsored by Home City Families. For more information, call or stop by the branch.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   aoconnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This month the Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss My name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout.

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Game On! Video Gaming for Teens at Forest Park  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in and play your favorite tabletop and Wii games in the Community Room! Snacks provided. Monthly every 1st Thursday. Ages 12-18.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Stand for Children Information Session  
    Contact: Amneris Narvaez   617-320-1007   anarvaez@stand.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Stand for Children will be hosting an info session to promote our early literacy campaign. 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Adults and teens welcome!

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom

Friday July 7, 2017
     Central Library Closed on Fridays  
   

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

    Location: Central Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.
 

    Location: East Springfield
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Forest Park  
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fridays, June 2, June 16-July 28th, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and a craft or activity. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome. Facilitated and sponsored by Home City Families.

    Location: East Forest Park
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.

    Location: East Forest Park
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Pine Point Minecrafters  
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point

Saturday July 8, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chestnut Towers Tenant Meeting  
    Contact: Lisa Darga   413-734-4948   lisa5149@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Organizing Tenant Union for Chestnut Community

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Ward 6 Democratic Committee Mtg  
    Contact: Matt Szafranski   413-335-2536   ward6demsspfd@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Join The Ward 6 Democratic Committee for our June Regular Meeting.

We will discuss our agenda moving forward, vote in new members, brief on the State Convention and organizing new events.

(Agenda Available on Discussion Board of Facebook event).

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch Bunch at Forest Park  
    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.

Note: The July program will beheld on July 8 because of the July 4 holiday.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Saturday afternoon 1:00 - 2:30  p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Literary Spotlight: Creative Readings by Local Writers  
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Enjoy the readings of local writers in this showcase of recently published book writers. Featured writers include novelists and nonfiction writers, perfect for those looking for a good summer read. Participating readers are Kevin Allen, Michael DeStefano, Michael Dialessi, Gerry Garner, Jack Hess, Umm Juwayriya, Kaolin, and Randy Purinton. Following the readings will be an open mic for local poets. Refreshments and a free attendance raffle for all who attend are compliments of the Friends of the Library. This program is intended for people aged 18 years or older.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Central  
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room

Sunday July 9, 2017
     Central Library Closed  
   

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

    Location: Central Library

Monday July 10, 2017 -  Saturday July 15, 2017
     Neighbor Care Cards for the YWCA Shelter Families  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Build a better world with a message of care to our neighbors in need!
Join us throughout the summer to create handmade welcome cards to be distributed to families in need coming into the Springfield YWCA family shelter. Stop by our branch at any time during open hours and create your card. Give it to the librarian to be sent to the YWCA, and earn a treat! All supplies will be provided. During all open hours.

All ages welcome!

    Location: Mason Square

Monday July 10, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Rep. Williams Office Hours  
    Contact: Office of Bud Williams   413-739-8547   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Attention LEGO enthusiasts!  Drop in 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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Coding Club: Storytelling and More  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   
Create and share your own digital stories! Use Google CS First coding tool to design your own stories, create and share your own animations, and learn how technology is used in the film and media industry
No previous computer experience is necessary. Explore game design, music or other CS First options as time allows. This program is a five-day series running each afternoon July 10-14. For teens ages 11 to 19.

 

    Location: Indian Orchard
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Game On! Video Gaming for Teens  
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join other teens to play some games on the Wii (and enjoy some snacks) in the Central Library's air conditioned community room. Bring some games for the Wii if you like. For ages 11-19.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Board Game Night @ Central Library  
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sodonnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun evening of games!  We’ll provide board games, card games, and more.  Try a new game or play an old favorite!  For children ages 3-12.  Siblings welcome. Held every Monday through August 21.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Chestnut Towers Tenant Meeting  
    Contact: Lisa Darga   413-734-4948   lisa5149@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Central Library Community Room

Tuesday July 11, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Walkabout East Forest Park  
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meet at the library for a weekly, leisurely walk with your neighbors.  A great way to enjoy the summer, stay fit and socialize with people in your community.  Library staff will lead these strolls, providing bottled water, local information and good cheer. Bottled water compliments of the Friends of the Library. This program is intended for peopleaged 18 years or older.

    Location: East Forest Park
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Census Bureau Training  
    Contact: Cynthia Bunnell   413-374-4098   cynthia.bunnell@census.gov
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting  
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Family Literacy Fun!  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group  
    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: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi (2016) nonfiction.

 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM City Hall All Staff Meeting  
    Contact: Soloe Dennis   413-787-6761   sdennis@springfieldcityhall.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Staff Meeting for department of Health and Human Services

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Coding Club: Storytelling and More  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   
Create and share your own digital stories! Use Google CS First coding tool to design your own stories, create and share your own animations, and learn how technology is used in the film and media industry
No previous computer experience is necessary. Explore game design, music or other CS First options as time allows. This program is a five-day series running each afternoon July 10-14. For teens ages 11 to 19.

 

    Location: Indian Orchard
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game On! Video Gaming for Teens at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in and play your favorite Wii games in the community room! Snacks provided. For ages 11-19.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Forest Park  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join your fellow brick enthusiasts and meet the monthly building challenge.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mental Health Awareness Support  
    Contact: Bishop Neal Boyd   413-222-0255   bishopnealanthony@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

NAMI Western Ma is letting the community know about free mental health support groups for families who are in need of support for their loved ones.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room

Wednesday July 12, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BYOB Book Discussion Group  
    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. 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Mason Square  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rep. Williams Office Hours  
    Contact: Office of Bud Williams   413-739-8547   
   

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

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Please call Emma at 413-263-6858 if you have knitting supplies to donate. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. and is intended people aged 18 years or older.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   1:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Census Bureau Training  
    Contact: Cynthia Bunnell   413-374-4098   cynthia.bunnell@census.gov
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Indian Orchard Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Coding Club: Storytelling and More  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   
Create and share your own digital stories! Use Google CS First coding tool to design your own stories, create and share your own animations, and learn how technology is used in the film and media industry
No previous computer experience is necessary. Explore game design, music or other CS First options as time allows. This program is a five-day series running each afternoon July 10-14. For teens ages 11 to 19.

 

    Location: Indian Orchard
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Rapunzel Puppet Show  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   
   

Purple Rock Productions presents an adaptation of the classic tale, "Rapunzel," based on the Italian version called "Petrosinella."  Recommended for families with children 4 - 7 years old.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Enchanted Engineering: Can't Blow This House Down  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Design a house for all three little pigs and see which stands strongest.
Recommended for ages 7 and up.

 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM DIY Donations for the Animal Shelter: Pet Beds  
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let's DIY Donations. Help us make some soft upcycled pet beds that will be donated to Thomas J O'Connor Animal Shelter. This program is suggested for teens ages 11 to 18.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tabletop Tennis at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Magic The Gathering Club  
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a monthly club of Magic the Gathering players to meet and enjoy playing. Bring your own cards, or use the cards we will have provided for players. Don't know how to play? Thats okay, our club leader Aaron is ready to teach you! This program is suggested for ages 9 to 19.

    Location: East Springfield
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point  
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, June 7 – August 30, 4:15-5 p.m. Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
   5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM LEGO Club at Pine Point  
    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
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Gaming Club at Central Library  
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Play computer games and make friends at the Gaming Club!  We will be playing games that encourage collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.  The games included in this weekly program are Minecraft, Roblox, Scratch, and Makey Makey.  Limited to 10 kids. Sign in begins at 5:15 p.m. each Wednesday. Ages 8-12.  This program runs through August 23rd.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Family Craft Night Summer Edition  
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Help build a better world by creating special crafts for Community Heroes.

July: Make a survival kit for our local police officers.

August: Make a toy or pet bed for a local animal shelter.

This program is for all ages, but the activities may be best suited for ages 9 and up.

    Location: East Springfield

Thursday July 13, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM U.S. Census Bureau Training  
    Contact: Cynthia Bunnell   413-374-4098   cynthia.bunnell@census.gov
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

We will be conducting a refresher training for approx. 15  field representives for the US Census Bureau.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Hi!Tech: Getting Started with Computers  
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, June 6 - June 20, 1:30-2:30 p.m.,  Thursdays, June 29 - August 24, 10:30-11:30 p.m. Community Room. Join us 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.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Continuing The Artist's Way Journey  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   aoconnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This is an in-depth exploration of the book Finding Water: the Art of Perserverance, by Julia Cameron. It is a thirteen-week series where each week participants will review a chapter and respond with written and/or spoken exercises. The series extends the ideas developed in an earlier workshop series called The Artists' Way, though new and returning members are equally welcomed. The series develops new and aspiring artists by sharpening the artist-spiritual connection, and promises to be a highly personal and exciting journey. Workshops will be led by Phyllis St. George, published poet and editor, and exponent of The Artist’s Way. This program is intended people aged 18 years or older.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Summer Family Book Club  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Bring the whole family for fun with books and get a free book to take home. Recommended for families with kids 6 and under, siblings welcome. Sponsored by Home City Families. For more information, call or stop by the branch.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Coding Club: Storytelling and More  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   
Create and share your own digital stories! Use Google CS First coding tool to design your own stories, create and share your own animations, and learn how technology is used in the film and media industry
No previous computer experience is necessary. Explore game design, music or other CS First options as time allows. This program is a five-day series running each afternoon July 10-14. For teens ages 11 to 19.

 

    Location: Indian Orchard
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM No Cooking Cooking Class: Deviled Egg Edition  
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Back by popular demand: Come and experiment with the classic party finger food known as Deviled Eggs. Learn how to make the basic recipe, and then see how variations in ingredients and spices can make each version a whole new dish. Eggs will already be cooked, but an instruction sheet on how to hard-boil and peel the perfect egg for devils will be given to all participants. This program is for teens ages11-18.

    Location: East Springfield
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Adults and teens welcome!

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
   5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Movies at Mason Square: The Secret Life of Pets  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Mason Square Branch's Community Room for The Secret Life of Pets.

For their fifth fully-animated feature-film collaboration, Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures present The Secret Life of Pets, a comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. Comedy superstars Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart make their animated feature-film debuts in the film, which co-stars Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Jenny Slate, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress and Albert Brooks. Rated PG.

Light refreshments served.

All ages welcome!

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Community Police Team Sector A Meeting  
    Contact: Kathleen Brown   413-787-6359   kbrown@springfieldpolice.net
   

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Concert in the Courtyard, Barrett Anderson and the Blues  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The Forest Park Branch Library is excited to bring blues musician Barrett Anderson to its courtyard for an evening of music and the stories of the people and culture that produced one of America's great contributions to the world -- the blues. The concert promises to be an engaging and exciting evening filled with toe-tapping music and a joy-filled performance that will help teach the world where the blues began. Refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library. This program is good for all ages.

The concert will be held in the Forest Park Reading Garden. In the event of rain, it will be held in the Forest Park Community Room.

    Location: Forest Park

Friday July 14, 2017
     Central Library Closed on Fridays  
   

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

    Location: Central Library
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Census Bureau Training  
    Contact: Cynthia Bunnell   413-374-4098   cynthia.bunnell@ census.gov
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Brightwood
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.
 

    Location: East Springfield
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Forest Park  
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fridays, June 2, June 16-July 28th, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and a craft or activity. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome. Facilitated and sponsored by Home City Families.

    Location: East Forest Park
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.

    Location: East Forest Park
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Coding Club: Storytelling and More  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   
Create and share your own digital stories! Use Google CS First coding tool to design your own stories, create and share your own animations, and learn how technology is used in the film and media industry
No previous computer experience is necessary. Explore game design, music or other CS First options as time allows. This program is a five-day series running each afternoon July 10-14. For teens ages 11 to 19.

 

    Location: Indian Orchard
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Pine Point Minecrafters  
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Register to Work at MGM!  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

This program is for adults.

    Location: Mason Square

Saturday July 15, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Community Clean Up Days  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The Mason Square Branch Library, Keep Springfield Beautiful, and C3 Mason Square will host three community clean-up days at three different park locations in the Square. 

Saturday, June 24th---Mason Square Basketball Monument: 765 State St - in front of the library and on the corner of Hawley St.

Saturday, July 15th---Hennessey Park: At the junction of Oak Grove Ave and Kenyon St.

Saturday, July 29th---Magazine Park: At the junction between Magazine St. and St. James Ave.

Come out, spend some time in the sun with your neighbors, and help us do a nice thing in the Mason Square community! We'll provide gloves, garbage bags, bottles of water, and pb&j's.

    Location: Mason Square
   9:00 AM  -  3:30 PM Adult First Aid/CPR/AED  
    Contact: Edwin Lara   617-284-1286   edwin.lara@1199funds.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Training for personal care attendants.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   11:30 AM  -  2:00 PM Risk Management Training  
    Contact: Pamela Westmoreland   413-222-3957   sacyouthprograms@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Risk Management Training for volunteers working with DST Youth Programs.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Forest Park Minecraft Club  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Miners and crafters! Come to the Library's Minecraft Club to build, play, and create--and battle zombies, of course. Space is limited, so please come early. Ages 12-18.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Saturday afternoon 1:00 - 2:30  p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Central  
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room

Sunday July 16, 2017
     Central Library Closed  
   

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

    Location: Central Library

Monday July 17, 2017 -  Saturday July 22, 2017
     Ooh La La : Build the Eiffel Tower  
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Take a trip to France and build your own Eiffel Tower with straws and toothpicks. All supplies will be provided. During all open hours.

    Location: East Forest Park

Monday July 17, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Rep. Williams Office Hours  
    Contact: Office of Bud Williams   413-739-8547   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Monday from 1:30-3 p.m., and is intended people aged 18 years or older.

    Location: Indian Orchard
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Attention LEGO enthusiasts!  Drop in 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
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM DIY Donations for the Animal Shelter : Cat Toys  
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point    413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let's DIY Donations. Help us make some fun catnip mice that will be donated to Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Shelter. This program is for teens ages11-18.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Board Game Night @ Central Library  
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sodonnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun evening of games!  We’ll provide board games, card games, and more.  Try a new game or play an old favorite!  For children ages 3-12.  Siblings welcome. Held every Monday through August 21.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room

Tuesday July 18, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Walkabout East Forest Park  
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meet at the library for a weekly, leisurely walk with your neighbors.  A great way to enjoy the summer, stay fit and socialize with people in your community.  Library staff will lead these strolls, providing bottled water, local information and good cheer. This program is intended for people aged 18 years or older. Bottled water compliments of the Friends of the Library.

    Location: East Forest Park
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM SOC Parent Council  
    Contact: Justin Chellman   413-787-6724   jchellman@springfieldcityhall.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting  
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Refugee Women's Support Group  
    Contact: Sylvia Staub     sylviastaub@earthlink.net
   

Not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Tasty Tuesday: Build a Solar Oven  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a special Tasty Tuesday in which we'll make 'smores and build our own solar ovens! Weather permitting. 3rd Tuesday of every month. Ages 12-18.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM DIY Donations for the Animal Shelter : Dog Toys  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let's DIY Donations. Help us make some upcycled braided dog toys that will be donated to Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Shelter. This program is for teens ages11-18.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Tasty Tuesday at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Experience a new flavor.  Learn how to make a tasty snack.  For ages 11-18.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Register to Work at MGM!  
    Contact: C. Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   6:15 PM  -  7:15 PM U.S. History Book and Media Discussion Group  
    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.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room

Wednesday July 19, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Mason Square  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Rep. Williams Office Hours  
    Contact: Office of Bud Williams   413-739-8547   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Please call Emma at 413-263-6858 if you have knitting supplies to donate. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Wednesday from 1-3 p.m., and is intended people aged 18 years or older.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM DIY Donations for the Animal Shelter : Cat Toys  
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let's DIY Donations. Help us make some fun catnip mice that will be donated to Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Shelter. This program is suggested for teens ages 11 to 18.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM DIY Donations for the Animal Shelter: Cat Toys  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let's DIY Donations. Help us make some fun catnip mice that will be donated to Thomas J O'Connor Animal Shelter. This program is suggested for teens ages 11 to 18.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM DIY Donations for the Animal Shelter: Pet Beds  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let's DIY Donations. Help us make some soft pet beds that will be donated to Thomas J O'Connor Animal Shelter. This program is suggested for teens ages 11 to 18

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM American Girl Club Summer Edition  
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Based on the American Girl Books, this free club is for ages 6 to 14. Come join us for the Summer edition of the American Girl Club. Come make a craft and enjoy a snack based on the time period of the girl chosen each month. Preregistration is encouraged. Call or stop by the branch.

    Location: East Springfield
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM DIY Donations for the Animal Shelter: Pet Toys  
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let's DIY Donations. Help us construct pet toys that will be donated to Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Shelter. Basic hand sewing will be taught as part of the program. This program is suggested for teens ages11-18.

    Location: East Springfield
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point  
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, June 7 – August 30, 4:15-5 p.m. Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
   5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM LEGO Club at Pine Point  
    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
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Gaming Club at Central Library  
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Play computer games and make friends at the Gaming Club!  We will be playing games that encourage collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.  The games included in this weekly program are Minecraft, Roblox, Scratch, and Makey Makey.  Limited to 10 kids. Sign in begins at 5:15 p.m. each Wednesday. Ages 8-12.  This program runs through August 23rd.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Adult Summer Reading Club Ice Cream Social  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Adult Summer Reading Club members and their guests get to join in on the fun at this ice cream social and prize ceremony! Local newspaper columnist Elizabeth Roman will be on hand to lead an engaging conversation about all things ice cream, and active Adult Summer Reading Club participants earn an additional three raffle tickets just by attending. Prizes include a $30 gift card to Stop & Shop and more. Speak with a librarian for details.

    Location: Indian Orchard Community Room

Thursday July 20, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Hi!Tech: Continuing with Computers  
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, June 6 - June 20, 1:30-2:30 p.m.,  Thursdays, June 29 - August 24, 10:30-11:30 p.m. Community Room. Join us 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.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Choices: Steps Toward Health  
    Contact: Arlene Iraola   413-328-8672   airaola@umext.umass.edu
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

UMASS Extension is offering a free nutrition class promoting healthy eating and physical activity.  The topic is Choices: Steps Towards Health.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Summer Family Book Club  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Bring the whole family for fun with books and get a free book to take home. Recommended for families with kids 6 and under, siblings welcome. Sponsored by Home City Families. For more information, call or stop by the branch.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM SummerLab at Forest Park  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Build a better summer by exploring science through designing, modeling, observing and experimenting while having fun.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Adults and teens welcome!

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Community Police Team Sector F Meeting  
    Contact: Magda Rodriguez   413-787-6359   Mrodriguez4@springfieldpolice.net
   

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room

Friday July 21, 2017
     Central Library Closed on Fridays  
   

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

    Location: Central Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.
 

    Location: East Springfield
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Forest Park  
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fridays, June 2, June 16-July 28th, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and a craft or activity. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome. Facilitated and sponsored by Home City Families.

    Location: East Forest Park
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.

    Location: East Forest Park
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Rep. Williams Office Hours  
    Contact: Office of Bud Williams   413-739-8547   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Cookies and Canvas  
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Calling all young artists (and its okay if you don't consider yourself one): join us for a fun afternoon of painting. While your Masterpiece is drying enjoy some sweet treats. For ages 7 to 14.

    Location: East Springfield
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Pine Point Minecrafters  
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM DIY Donations for the Animal Shelter: Braided Cat Mats  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let's DIY Donations. Help us make some braided mats that our furry friends at Thomas J O'Connor Animal Shelter would love to use for a cat nap. This program is suggested for teens ages 11 to 18.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room

Saturday July 22, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chestnut Towers Tenant Meeting  
    Contact: Lisa Darga   413-734-4948   lisa5149@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Saturday afternoon 1:00 - 2:30  p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Central  
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room

Sunday July 23, 2017
     Central Library Closed  
   

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

    Location: Central Library

Monday July 24, 2017
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Computer Clinic: Focus on Email  
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you need an email account, or have questions about how to better manage the one you have? From organizing folders to keeping spam in check, this workshop can help you use email effectively and efficiently. Basic keyboard and mouse skills are needed. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle. This program is intended for people aged 18 years or older. Led by Linda.

    Location: East Forest Park
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rep. Williams Office Hours  
    Contact: Office of Bud Williams   413-739-8547   
   

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

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

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

    Location: East Forest Park
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Monday from 1:30-3 p.m., and is intended people aged 18 years or older.

    Location: Indian Orchard
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Attention LEGO enthusiasts!  Drop in 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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM DIY Donations for the Animal Shelter: Cat Toys  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let's DIY Donations. Help us make some fun catnip mice that will be donated to Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Shelter. This program is suggested for teens ages11-18.

    Location: Indian Orchard
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM DIY Donations for the Animal Shelter : Dog Toys  
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let's DIY Donations. Help us make some upcycled braided dog toys that will be donated to Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Shelter. This program is suggested for teens ages11-18.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Board Game Night @ Central Library  
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sodonnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun evening of games!  We’ll provide board games, card games, and more.  Try a new game or play an old favorite!  For children ages 3-12.  Siblings welcome. Held every Monday through August 21.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room

Tuesday July 25, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Walkabout East Forest Park  
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meet at the library for a weekly, leisurely walk with your neighbors.  A great way to enjoy the summer, stay fit and socialize with people in your community.  Library staff will lead these strolls, providing bottled water, local information and good cheer. Adults, 18+. Bottled water compliments of the Friends of the Library.

    Location: East Forest Park
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting  
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Refugee Women's Support Group  
    Contact: Sylvia Staub     sylviastaub@earthlink.net
   

Not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game On! Video Gaming for Teens at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in and play your favorite Wii games in the community room! Snacks provided. For ages 11-18.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Comic Book & Manga Club  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you love comic books, graphic novels, or manga? Do you have strong opinions on DC vs. Marvel, or what makes a true superhero? Check out the Forest Park Comic Book & Manga Club! We will meet every month to discuss selected readings and pick a new book for the following month. Snacks provided. Held on the last Tuesday of the month. For ages 12-18.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   4:15 PM  -  5:45 PM Teen Readers Advisory Panel  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Calling All Teens.  Here's your chance to meet regularly the last Tuesday of the month to share ideas about improving library programming for your age group, plan events, give input for materials selection and other fun activities. Light refreshments will be served. This program is suggested for teens ages11-18.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres  
    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+.

    Location: Sixteen Acres

Wednesday July 26, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BYOB, A Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Mason Square  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Rep. Williams Office Hours  
    Contact: Office of Bud Williams   413-739-8547   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Edible Building  
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

See what you can build with an assortment of materials supplied: toothpicks, straws, gum drops, marshallows and other edible items.

    Location: East Forest Park
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM We're Going on a Treasure Hunt!  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Reading really is an adventure!  Join us for a pretend, guided trek through the wilds of the library! Climb steep mountains, cross raging rivers, meet exotic animals and much more just by tapping into your imagination. We'll end with a crafty "treasure" to design and bring home.  For children ages 3-6 accompanied by a participating adult. Siblings welcome. Please register online or by calling the branch library.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM DIY Donations for the Animal Shelter : Dog Toys  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let's DIY Donations.  Help us make some upcycled braided dog toys that will be donated to Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Shelter. This program is for teens ages 11 to 18.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM DIY Donations for the Animal Shelter: Cat Toys  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let's DIY Donations. Help us make some fun catnip mice that will be donated to Thomas J O'Connor Animal Shelter. This program is suggested for teens ages 11 to 18.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point  
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, June 7 – August 30, 4:15-5 p.m. Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
   5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM LEGO Club at Pine Point  
    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
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Gaming Club at Central Library  
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Play computer games and make friends at the Gaming Club!  We will be playing games that encourage collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.  The games included in this weekly program are Minecraft, Roblox, Scratch, and Makey Makey.  Limited to 10 kids. Sign in begins at 5:15 p.m. each Wednesday. Ages 8-12.  This program runs through August 23rd.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss Siracusa by Delia Ephron.

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

    Location: East Forest Park

Thursday July 27, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Hi!Tech: Introduction to the Web  
    Contact: Reference Desk   413-263-6828 ext 213   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, June 6 - June 20, 1:30-2:30 p.m.,  Thursdays, June 29 - August 24, 10:30-11:30 p.m. Community Room. Join us 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.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Summer Family Book Club  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Bring the whole family for fun with books and get a free book to take home. Recommended for families with kids 6 and under, siblings welcome. Sponsored by Home City Families. For more information, call or stop by the branch.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Maker Lab: Dog Toys and Braided Cat Mats  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in and try out a new project, including arts and crafts, sewing, and technology. Show off your "maker" skills and learn from other teens. Monthly every 4th Thursday. For ages 12-18.

This week, let's DIY Donations. Help us make some upcycled braided dog toys and cat mats that will be donated to Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Shelter.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Adults and teens welcome!

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Corn, Cow, Plate: A Documentary Series on Food in America  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The Mason Square Branch and the Mason Square Health Taskforce (MSHT) are partnering to present a three-part documentary series that focuses on nutrition and the food industry, as well as farming and food production in America.  Before the movies begin, the Taskforce's Peer Health Advocates will talk about the outreach that they do in the community promoting healthy eating, physical activity and advocating for the tobacco 21 policy.

Thursday, August 3rd
Fed Up: A look at the food industry examines whether it is responsible for an increase in childhood obesity around the globe. The documentary also explores the industry's public-relations efforts and lobbying pressure.

Healthy snacks will be provided!

Adults and teens welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room

Friday July 28, 2017
     Central Library Closed on Fridays  
   

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

    Location: Central Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.
 

    Location: East Springfield
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Forest Park  
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Fridays, June 2, June 16-July 28th, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and a craft or activity. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome. Facilitated and sponsored by Home City Families.

    Location: East Forest Park
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.

    Location: East Forest Park
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Rep. Williams Office Hours  
    Contact: Office of Bud Williams   413-739-8547   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Pine Point Minecrafters  
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM DIY Donations for the Animal Shelter : Dog Toys  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Let's DIY Donations. Help us make some upcycled braided dog toys that will be donated to Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Shelter. This program is suggested for teens ages 11 to 18.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room

Saturday July 29, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Community Clean Up Days  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The Mason Square Branch Library, Keep Springfield Beautiful, and C3 Mason Square will host three community clean-up days at three different park locations in the Square. 

Saturday, June 24th---Mason Square Basketball Monument: 765 State St - in front of the library and on the corner of Hawley St.

Saturday, July 15th---Hennessey Park: At the junction of Oak Grove Ave and Kenyon St.

Saturday, July 29th---Magazine Park: At the junction between Magazine St. and St. James Ave.

Come out, spend some time in the sun with your neighbors, and help us do a nice thing in the Mason Square community! We'll provide gloves, garbage bags, bottles of water, and pb&j's.

    Location: Mason Square
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Crafting with Delphine -- It's a Grownup Thing  
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   dray@springfieldlibrary.org
   

By popular demand we will offer a series of craft programs for adults, led by our creative staff member, Delphine. Delphine will lead the group in an awesome summertime decorative craft. 

    Location: East Forest Park
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Saturday afternoon 1:00 - 2:30  p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Central  
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room

Sunday July 30, 2017
     Central Library Closed  
   

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

    Location: Central Library

Monday July 31, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Early Literacy Coalition Meeting  
    Contact: Corey Ferguson   413-263-6828 ext.201   cferguson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Attention LEGO enthusiasts!  Drop in 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
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Craft Your Cares Away  
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come to "Craft Your Cares Away" with Tricia. We will be relaxing, socializing, and making Dreamcatchers 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.

    Location: East Springfield
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Board Game Night @ Central Library  
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sodonnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun evening of games!  We’ll provide board games, card games, and more.  Try a new game or play an old favorite!  For children ages 3-12.  Siblings welcome. Held every Monday through August 21.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room

Tuesday August 1, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Walkabout East Forest Park  
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meet at the library for a weekly, leisurely walk with your neighbors.  A great way to enjoy the summer, stay fit and socialize with people in your community.  Library staff will lead these strolls, providing bottled water, local information and good cheer. Ages 18+.

    Location: East Forest Park
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting  
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Refugee Women's Support Group  
    Contact: Sylvia Staub     sylviastaub@earthlink.net
   

Not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres  
    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+.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Book Club  
    Contact: Anne Cesan   413-782-7702   a126chocolate@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Club Meeting  
    Contact: Anne Cesan   413-782-7702   a126chocolate@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room

Wednesday August 2, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Mason Square  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM BYOB Book Discussion Group  
    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.

    Location: East Springfield
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Rock on! Build your own Creature  
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Build and create your own rock creature with an assortment of rocks supplied. Paint, name and take your rock creature home with you. All supplies provided.

    Location: East Forest Park
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Enchanted Engineering: Rescuing Rapunzel  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Can you design a slide for Rapunzel to use to escape her tower? Recommended for kids 7 and up.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point  
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, June 7 – August 30, 4:15-5 p.m. Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
   5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM LEGO Club at Pine Point  
    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
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Gaming Club at Central Library  
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Play computer games and make friends at the Gaming Club!  We will be playing games that encourage collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.  The games included in this weekly program are Minecraft, Roblox, Scratch, and Makey Makey.  Limited to 10 kids. Sign in begins at 5:15 p.m. each Wednesday. Ages 8-12.  This program runs through August 23rd.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Books & Brew Book Club  
    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. This program is intended for 20-30 somethings, but all are welcome!

For our next meeting we will be discussing Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan.                                           

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.

    Location: East Forest Park

Thursday August 3, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, June 6 - June 20, 1:30-2:30 p.m.,  Thursdays, June 29 - August 24, 10:30-11:30 p.m. Community Room. Join us 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.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   aoconnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This month the Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss A separation, by Katie Kitamura.

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   3:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Immigration Forum  
    Contact: Gloria Scarlett   413-693-3343   scarlettg51@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This event is a part of the Caribbean weeks of activities. This is open to the public.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Game On! Video Gaming for Teens at Forest Park  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-623-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in and play your favorite tabletop and Wii games in the Community Room! Snacks provided. Monthly every 1st Thursday. For ages 12-19.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Adults and teens welcome!

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Corn, Cow, Plate: A Documentary Series on Food in America  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The Mason Square Branch and the Mason Square Health Taskforce (MSHT) are partnering to present a three-part documentary series that focuses on nutrition and the food industry, as well as farming and food production in America.  Before the movies begin, the Taskforce's Peer Health Advocates will talk about the outreach that they do in the community promoting healthy eating, physical activity and advocating for the tobacco 21 policy.

Thursday, August 3rd
Fed Up: A look at the food industry examines whether it is responsible for an increase in childhood obesity around the globe. The documentary also explores the industry's public-relations efforts and lobbying pressure.

Healthy snacks will be provided!

Adults and teens welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM WalkBike Springfield Meeting  
    Contact: Betsy Johnson   413-301-5387   betsy@bgjohnson.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Regular meeting of WalkBike Springfield, a group of residents working to improve walking and bicycling in Springfield.  Agenda includes Complete Streets update and Monthly Ride and Riverwalk Reopening planning.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room

Friday August 4, 2017
     Central Library Closed on Fridays  
   

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

    Location: Central Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.
 

    Location: East Springfield
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Tai Chi  
    Contact: East Springfield   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.
 

    Location: East Springfield
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.

    Location: East Forest Park
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Pine Point Minecrafters  
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point

Saturday August 5, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch Bunch at Forest Park  
    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.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Saturday afternoon 1:00 - 2:30  p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Central  
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room

Sunday August 6, 2017
     Central Library Closed  
   

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

    Location: Central Library

Monday August 7, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Cosmic Crystal Stars  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make a beautiful crystal star out of Borax and pipe cleaners. You will make the star on Monday and pick them up on Friday or Saturday. For ages11 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Coding Club: Video Game Design  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make. Play. Game. Create your own video games! Design and program your own video games using Google CS First coding tool. Learn important gaming concepts while building racing games, mazes, and other fun games. No previous computer experience is necessary. Explore music, storytelling or other CS First coding options as time allows. For ages 11 to 18. This program is a four-day series running each afternoon August 7-10. Space is limited, so register early.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Attention LEGO enthusiasts!  Drop in 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
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Register to Work at MGM!  
    Contact: C. Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Central Library - Rice Hall
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Board Game Night @ Central Library  
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sodonnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun evening of games!  We’ll provide board games, card games, and more.  Try a new game or play an old favorite!  For children ages 3-12.  Siblings welcome. Held every Monday through August 21.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room

Tuesday August 8, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Walkabout East Forest Park  
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meet at the library for a weekly, leisurely walk with your neighbors.  A great way to enjoy the summer, stay fit and socialize with people in your community.  Library staff will lead these strolls, providing bottled water, local information and good cheer. Ages 18+.

    Location: East Forest Park
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting  
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Refugee Women's Support Group  
    Contact: Sylvia Staub     sylviastaub@earthlink.net
   

Not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group  
    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: Jam on the Vine by LaShonda Katrice Barnett (2015) fiction.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Coding Club: Art and Design  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-623-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Create your own digital works of art! Use Google CS First coding tool to design your own animations, create a paint editor tool, and learn how technology is used in the art world.
No previous experience is necessary. Explore game design, music or other CS First options as time allows. This is a four-part series running Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, August 8-17. Space is limited, so please register early. For ages 11-18.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Coding Club: Video Game Design  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make. Play. Game. Create your own video games! Design and program your own video games using Google CS First coding tool. Learn important gaming concepts while building racing games, mazes, and other fun games. No previous computer experience is necessary. Explore music, storytelling or other CS First coding options as time allows. For ages 11 to 18. This program is a four-day series running each afternoon August 7-10. Space is limited, so register early.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Write Your Way to a Better World  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Inspire a teen with your favorite sayings!  Create  a personalized jar with beautiful paper, markers, ribbon and string.  All materials will be provided.  Completed jars will be donated to the Open Pantry Teen Living Program. During all open hours.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game On! Video Gaming for Teens at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in and play your favorite Wii games in the community room! Snacks provided. For ages 11-19.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Forest Park  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join your fellow brick enthusiasts and meet the monthly building challenge.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres  
    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+.

    Location: Sixteen Acres

Wednesday August 9, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BYOB Book Discussion Group  
    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. 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Mason Square  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Coding Club: Video Game Design  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make. Play. Game. Create your own video games! Design and program your own video games using Google CS First coding tool. Learn important gaming concepts while building racing games, mazes, and other fun games. No previous computer experience is necessary. Explore music, storytelling or other CS First coding options as time allows. For ages 11 to 18. This program is a four-day series running each afternoon August 7-10. Space is limited, so register early.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Magic The Gathering Club  
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: East Springfield
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point  
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, June 7 – August 30, 4:15-5 p.m. Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
   5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM LEGO Club at Pine Point  
    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
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Gaming Club at Central Library  
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Play computer games and make friends at the Gaming Club!  We will be playing games that encourage collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.  The games included in this weekly program are Minecraft, Roblox, Scratch, and Makey Makey.  Limited to 10 kids. Sign in begins at 5:15 p.m. each Wednesday. Ages 8-12.  This program runs through August 23rd.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Family Craft Night Summer Edition  
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Help build a better world by creating special crafts for Community Heroes.

July: Make a survival kit for our local police officers.

August: Make a toy or pet bed for a local animal shelter.

 

    Location: East Springfield
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Extreme Couponing  
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6841   sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Want to save money and find the best deals on products? Come get advice and coupon swap with expert Tammy and start couponing like a pro! Light refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library.

    Location: East Springfield

Thursday August 10, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Support Network Support Group  
    Contact: Cynthia Santiago   413-218-5055   csantiago@wmtcinfo.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Support group for Parent/Grandparents/Caregivers whom have children with Social, Emotiona, and Behavioral Challenges.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, June 6 - June 20, 1:30-2:30 p.m.,  Thursdays, June 29 - August 24, 10:30-11:30 p.m. Community Room. Join us 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.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Coding Club: Art and Design  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-623-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Create your own digital works of art! Use Google CS First coding tool to design your own animations, create a paint editor tool, and learn how technology is used in the art world.
No previous experience is necessary. Explore game design, music or other CS First options as time allows. This is a four-part series running Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, August 8-17. Space is limited, so please register early. For ages 11-18.

 

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Coding Club: Video Game Design  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Make. Play. Game. Create your own video games! Design and program your own video games using Google CS First coding tool. Learn important gaming concepts while building racing games, mazes, and other fun games. No previous computer experience is necessary. Explore music, storytelling or other CS First coding options as time allows. For ages 11 to 18. This program is a four-day series running each afternoon August 7-10. Space is limited, so register early.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Springfield Young Children’s System of Care Meeting  
    Contact: Justin Chellman   413-787-6724   jchellman@springfieldcityhall.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Adults and teens welcome!

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Community Police Team Sector A Meeting  
    Contact: Kathleen Brown   413-787-6359   kbrown@springfieldpolice.net
   

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Corn, Cow, Plate: A Documentary Series on Food in America  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

The Mason Square Branch and the Mason Square Health Taskforce (MSHT) are partnering to present a three-part documentary series that focuses on nutrition and the food industry, as well as farming and food production in America.  Before the movies begin, the Taskforce's Peer Health Advocates will talk about the outreach that they do in the community promoting healthy eating, physical activity and advocating for the tobacco 21 policy.

Thursday, August 3rd
Fed Up: A look at the food industry examines whether it is responsible for an increase in childhood obesity around the globe. The documentary also explores the industry's public-relations efforts and lobbying pressure.

Healthy snacks will be provided!

Adults and teens welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room

Friday August 11, 2017
     Central Library Closed on Fridays  
   

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

    Location: Central Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.
 

    Location: East Springfield
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Tai Chi  
    Contact: East Springfield   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.
 

    Location: East Springfield
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.

    Location: East Forest Park
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Pine Point Minecrafters  
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Register to Work at MGM!  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

This program is for adults.

    Location: Mason Square

Saturday August 12, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Forest Park Minecraft Club  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Miners and crafters! Come to the Library's Minecraft Club to build, play, and create--and battle zombies, of course. Space is limited, so please come early. This program is suggested for teens ages 11 to 18.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Saturday afternoon 1:00 - 2:30  p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Central  
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room

Sunday August 13, 2017
     Central Library Closed  
   

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

    Location: Central Library

Monday August 14, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Attention LEGO enthusiasts!  Drop in 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
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Board Game Night @ Central Library  
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sodonnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun evening of games!  We’ll provide board games, card games, and more.  Try a new game or play an old favorite!  For children ages 3-12.  Siblings welcome. Held every Monday through August 21.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Summer Reading Club Skate Party  
    Contact: Anne Hrobsky   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrate your summer reading at Interskate 91 for Springfield City Library's annual Summer Reading Club Skate Party. Readers will be issued a coupon for free entrance to Interskate 91 at their favorite library branch.

    Location: Interskate 91

Tuesday August 15, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Walkabout East Forest Park  
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meet at the library for a weekly, leisurely walk with your neighbors.  A great way to enjoy the summer, stay fit and socialize with people in your community.  Library staff will lead these strolls, providing bottled water, local information and good cheer. Ages 18+.

    Location: East Forest Park
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM SOC Parent Council  
    Contact: Justin Chellman   413-787-6724   jchellman@springfieldcityhall.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting  
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Refugee Women's Support Group  
    Contact: Sylvia Staub     sylviastaub@earthlink.net
   

Not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Coding Club: Art and Design  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-623-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Create your own digital works of art! Use Google CS First coding tool to design your own animations, create a paint editor tool, and learn how technology is used in the art world.
No previous experience is necessary. Explore game design, music or other CS First options as time allows. This is a four-part series running Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, August 8-17. Space is limited, so please register early. For ages 11-18.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Tasty Tuesday at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Experience a new flavor.  Learn how to make a tasty snack.  For ages 11-18.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Register to Work at MGM!  
    Contact: C. Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres  
    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+.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   6:15 PM  -  7:15 PM U.S. History Book and Media Discussion Group  
    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.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room

Wednesday August 16, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Mason Square  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Build A Better World - Clay Sculpture  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Build a better world one piece at a time, using your own two hands and clay. In this program, teens age 11 and up will have a chance to express their ideas by hand modeling and sculpting all purpose air-dry clay.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM American Girl Club Summer Edition  
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Based on the American Girl Books, this free club is for ages 6 to 14. Come join us for the Summer edition of the American Girl Club. Come make a craft and enjoy a snack based on the time period of the girl chosen each month. Preregistration is encouraged. Call or stop by the branch.

    Location: East Springfield
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point  
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, June 7 – August 30, 4:15-5 p.m. Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
   4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM No Cooking Cooking Class: Change Your Food, Change Your World  
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: East Springfield
   5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM LEGO Club at Pine Point  
    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
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Gaming Club at Central Library  
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Play computer games and make friends at the Gaming Club!  We will be playing games that encourage collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.  The games included in this weekly program are Minecraft, Roblox, Scratch, and Makey Makey.  Limited to 10 kids. Sign in begins at 5:15 p.m. each Wednesday. Ages 8-12.  This program runs through August 23rd.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Comic Book Creation: Intensive Workshop  
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for an afternoon of comics at East Forest Park! Learn how to tell your story visually as local author Haven Williams guides you through the process of creating panels for your comic book. The program will be geared to both writers and artists. This program is suggested for ages 9 to 19.

    Location: East Forest Park
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM We're Going on a Treasure Hunt!  
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Reading really is an adventure!  Join us for a pretend, guided trek through the wilds of the library! Climb steep mountains, cross raging rivers, meet exotic animals and much more just by tapping into your imagination. We'll end with a crafty "treasure" to design and bring home.  For children ages 3-6 accompanied by a participating adult. Siblings welcome. Please register online or by calling the branch library.

    Location: East Springfield

Thursday August 17, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, June 6 - June 20, 1:30-2:30 p.m.,  Thursdays, June 29 - August 24, 10:30-11:30 p.m. Community Room. Join us 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.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Coding Club: Art and Design  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-623-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Create your own digital works of art! Use Google CS First coding tool to design your own animations, create a paint editor tool, and learn how technology is used in the art world.
No previous experience is necessary. Explore game design, music or other CS First options as time allows. This is a four-part series running Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, August 8-17. Space is limited, so please register early.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM SummerLab at Forest Park  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Adults and teens welcome!

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Community Police Team Sector F Meeting  
    Contact: Magda Rodriguez   413-787-6359   Mrodriguez4@springfieldpolice.net
   

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room

Friday August 18, 2017
     Central Library Closed on Fridays  
   

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

    Location: Central Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.
 

    Location: East Springfield
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.

    Location: East Forest Park
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Cookies and Canvas  
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Calling all young artists (and its okay if you don't consider yourself one):  join us for a fun afternoon of painting. While your Masterpiece is drying enjoy some sweet treats. For ages 7 to 14.

    Location: East Springfield
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Pine Point Minecrafters  
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point

Saturday August 19, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  3:30 PM Adult First Aid/CPR/AED  
    Contact: EDWIN LARA   617-284-1286   edwin.lara@1199funds.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Training for personal care attendants

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Family Matters Meeting  
    Contact: Zaida Govan     zaida.govan@yahoo.com
   

Not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Saturday afternoon 1:00 - 2:30  p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Central  
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room

Sunday August 20, 2017
     Central Library Closed  
   

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

    Location: Central Library

Monday August 21, 2017
   7:30 AM  -  4:00 PM SPS Meeting  
    Contact: Jeff Welch   413-787-7121   welchje@springfieldpublicschools.com
    Location: Central Library Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Attention LEGO enthusiasts!  Drop in 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
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Solar Eclipse Party  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Can we see the solar eclipse? Try out the model of the solar eclipse. Enjoy a celestial treat.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Solar Eclipse Party  
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the library today to view the partial eclipse. We will have activities and sun-inspired snacks.Try out the model of a solar eclipse.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Solar Eclipse Party  
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the library today to view the partial eclipse. We will have activities and sun-inspired snacks.Try out the model of a solar eclipse.

    Location: East Forest Park
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Board Game Night @ Central Library  
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sodonnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun evening of games!  We’ll provide board games, card games, and more.  Try a new game or play an old favorite!  For children ages 3-12.  Siblings welcome. Held every Monday through August 21.

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room

Tuesday August 22, 2017
   7:30 AM  -  4:00 PM SPS Meeting  
    Contact: Jeff Welch   413-787-7121   welchje@springfieldpublicschools.com
    Location: Central Library Community Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Walkabout East Forest Park  
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Meet at the library for a weekly, leisurely walk with your neighbors.  A great way to enjoy the summer, stay fit and socialize with people in your community.  Library staff will lead these strolls, providing bottled water, local information and good cheer. Ages 18+.

    Location: East Forest Park
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting  
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Refugee Women's Support Group  
    Contact: Sylvia Staub     sylviastaub@earthlink.net
   

Not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park
   1:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Write Your Way to a Better World  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Write a letter to your future self!   Bring your hopes and dreams and we’ll supply plenty of stationery and stickers. During all open hours.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game On! Video Gaming for Teens at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in and play your favorite Wii games in the community room! Snacks provided. For ages 11-19.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Tasty Tuesday at Forest Park  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-623-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres  
    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+.

    Location: Sixteen Acres

Wednesday August 23, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BYOB, A Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Mason Square  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Smoothie Party  
    Contact: Martha Coons   413-263-6828 ext 425   mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
   

 Make your own smoothies at our party marking the end of another great Summer Reading Club. We'll also get out the library's button maker -- make a statement with buttons you've made yourself or express yourself with a beautiful design. For ages 11-19.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tabletop Tennis at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point  
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, June 7 – August 30, 4:15-5 p.m. Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
   5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM LEGO Club at Pine Point  
    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
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Gaming Club at Central Library  
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Play computer games and make friends at the Gaming Club!  We will be playing games that encourage collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.  The games included in this weekly program are Minecraft, Roblox, Scratch, and Makey Makey.  Limited to 10 kids. Sign in begins at 5:15 p.m. each Wednesday. Ages 8-12.  This program runs through August 23rd.

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab

Thursday August 24, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, June 6 - June 20, 1:30-2:30 p.m.,  Thursdays, June 29 - August 24, 10:30-11:30 p.m. Community Room. Join us 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.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
   2:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Immigration Forum  
    Contact: Gloria Scarlett   413-693-3343   scarlettg51@yahoo.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This event is open to the public.An Immigration lawyer will be available to present important information to attendees and to answer questions.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Maker Lab  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-623-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in and try out a new project, including arts and crafts, sewing, and technology. Show off your "maker" skills and learn from other teens. Monthly every 4th Thursday. For ages 11-18.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Kindness Rocks  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@gmail.com
   

Come decorate some stones with pictures, inspirational quotes, or just a kind word. Leave these stones in gardens, on walking paths, or give them to a neighbor to help spread kindness in your community. All ages welcome!

    Location: Mason Square
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Adults and teens welcome!

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
   5:30 PM  -  7:20 PM Movies at Mason Square: The LEGO Batman Movie  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Mason Square Branch for The LEGO Batman Movie!

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The LEGO Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble, LEGO Batman stars in his own big screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker's hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up. Rated. PG.

Snacks will be served!

All ages welcome!

    Location: Mason Square Community Room

Friday August 25, 2017
     Central Library Closed on Fridays  
   

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

    Location: Central Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.
 

    Location: East Springfield
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.

    Location: East Forest Park
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
   3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Pine Point Minecrafters  
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point

Saturday August 26, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Indian Orchard Minecrafters  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every Saturday afternoon 1:00 - 2:30  p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 10 and up.

    Location: Indian Orchard
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Central  
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room

Sunday August 27, 2017
     Central Library Closed  
   

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

    Location: Central Library

Monday August 28, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres

Tuesday August 29, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime at Forest Park  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting  
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Refugee Women's Support Group  
    Contact: Sylvia Staub     sylviastaub@earthlink.net
   

Not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Comic Book & Manga Club  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Do you love comic books, graphic novels, or manga? Do you have strong opinions on DC vs. Marvel, or what makes a true superhero? Check out the Forest Park Comic Book & Manga Club! We will meet every month to discuss selected readings and pick a new book for the following month. Snacks provided. Held on the last Tuesday of the month.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   4:15 PM  -  5:45 PM Teen Readers Advisory Panel  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Calling All Teens.  Here's your chance to meet regularly the last Tuesday of the month to share ideas about improving library programming for your age group, plan events, give input for materials selection and other fun activities. Light refreshments will be served. This program is suggested for teens ages11-18.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres  
    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+.

    Location: Sixteen Acres

Wednesday August 30, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime at Mason Square  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   
   

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

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Storytime at Pine Point  
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, June 7 – August 30, 4:15-5 p.m. Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
   5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM LEGO Club at Pine Point  
    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
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald.

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

    Location: East Forest Park
   6:15 PM  -  7:45 PM Adult Summer Reading Club Finale  
    Contact: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith   413-263-6828 ext 221   mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrate the end of the season at the Summer Reading Club Finale. We’ll have free desert and entertainment for club members to enjoy, and the review board will be unveiled with a selection of the best reviews. Raffle winners from Build a Better World, Write All About It and for all nine library locations will be drawn. Prizes include gift baskets from Frigo’s, Main Street Market, and more. Earn 5 additional raffle tickets just for attending!

    Location: Sixteen Acres

Thursday August 31, 2017
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Adults and teens welcome!

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Movies at Mason Square: Moana  
    Contact: Caitlin Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Mason Square Branch Library for a screening of Moana!

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who is inspired to leave the safety and security of her island on a daring journey to save her people. Inexplicably drawn to the ocean, Moana (voice of Auli?i Cravalho) convinces the mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson) to join her mission, and he reluctantly helps her become a wayfinder like her ancestors who sailed before her. Together, they voyage across the open ocean on an action-packed adventure, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills her quest and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity.Rateg PG.

Snacks will be served.

All ages welcome!

    Location: Mason Square Community Room

Friday September 1, 2017
     Central Library Closed on Fridays  
   

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

    Location: Central Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.
 

    Location: East Springfield
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.

    Location: East Forest Park
   3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Pine Point Minecrafters  
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point

Saturday September 2, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Central  
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room

Sunday September 3, 2017
     Central Library Closed  
   

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

    Location: Central Library

Monday September 4, 2017
     Labor Day: All Libraries Closed  
    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

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

    Location: All Library Locations

Tuesday September 5, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting  
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Refugee Women's Support Group  
    Contact: Sylvia Staub     sylviastaub@earthlink.net
   

Not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres  
    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+.

    Location: Sixteen Acres

Wednesday September 6, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM BYOB Book Discussion Group  
    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.

    Location: East Springfield
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Library Commission Meeting  
    Contact: Carol Leaders   413-263-6828 ext 290   cleaders@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Books & Brew Book Club  
    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. This program is intended for 20-30 somethings, but all are welcome!

For our next meeting we will be discussing                                                 

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.

    Location: East Forest Park

Thursday September 7, 2017
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   aoconnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This month the Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Game On! Video Gaming for Teens at Forest Park  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-623-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in and play your favorite tabletop and Wii games in the Community Room! Snacks provided. Monthly every 1st Thursday. For ages 12-19.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Adults and teens welcome!

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom

Friday September 8, 2017
     Central Library Closed on Fridays  
   

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

    Location: Central Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.
 

    Location: East Springfield
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.

    Location: East Forest Park
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Register to Work at MGM!  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

This program is for adults.

    Location: Mason Square
   3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Pine Point Minecrafters  
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point

Saturday September 9, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Forest Park Minecrafters  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Miners and crafters! Come to the Library's Minecraft Club to build, play, and create--and battle zombies, of course. Space is limited, so please come early.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Central  
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room

Sunday September 10, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Central Library Open on Sundays  
    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

The Central Library will re-open on Sundays beginning the first week after Labor Day through May 20, 2018.

    Location: Central Library

Monday September 11, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres

Tuesday September 12, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting  
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Refugee Women's Support Group  
    Contact: Sylvia Staub     sylviastaub@earthlink.net
   

Not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group  
    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: West with the Night by Beryl Markham (1942) nonfiction.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM City Hall All-Staff Meeting  
    Contact: Soloe Dennis   413-787-6761   sdennis@springfieldcityhall.com
   

This is not a library-sposored program.

Staff meeting for the Department of Health and Human Services.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game On! Video Gaming for Teens at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres  
    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+.

    Location: Sixteen Acres

Wednesday September 13, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BYOB Book Discussion Group  
    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. 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tabletop Tennis at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Magic The Gathering Club  
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: East Springfield

Thursday September 14, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Support Network Support Group  
    Contact: Cynthia Santiago   413-218-5055   csantiago@wmtcinfo.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Support group for Parent/Grandparents/Caregivers whom have children with Social, Emotiona, and Behavioral Challenges.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Springfield Young Children’s System of Care Meeting  
    Contact: Justin Chellman   413-787-6724   jchellman@springfieldcityhall.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Adults and teens welcome!

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Community Police Team Sector A Meeting  
    Contact: Kathleen Brown   413-787-6359   kbrown@springfieldpolice.net
   

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room

Friday September 15, 2017
     Central Library Closed on Fridays  
   

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

    Location: Central Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.
 

    Location: East Springfield
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.

    Location: East Forest Park
   3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Pine Point Minecrafters  
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point

Saturday September 16, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Horizons for Homeless Children Playspace Activity Leader Training  
    Contact: Joanna Berube   413-562-0467   jberube@horizonschildren.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Playspace Program: Horizons for Homeless Children created the Playspace Program with the belief that play is essential to healthy childhood development, and every child has the right to play.                                                                                     

To make healthy play possible for children living in shelters in Massachusetts, regional staff build and maintain developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed, “kid-friendly” spaces and stocks them with books, toys, games and arts materials. These Playspace provide the opportunity for children to have a safe place to play, use their imaginations, heal from trauma, and just have fun.

Our volunteers, called Playspace Activity Leaders (PALs), have a wonderful opportunity to make a difference in the children’s lives by providing them opportunities for play that are critical for learning and growth. 

This is a new volunteer training to support our Springfield Playspace Programs.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Central  
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room

Monday September 18, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres

Tuesday September 19, 2017
   6:00 AM  -  9:00 PM City Preliminary Elections  
   

Reserved for the Election Commission. 

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
   6:00 AM  -  9:00 PM City Preliminary Elections  
   

Reserved for the Election Commission

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
   6:00 AM  -  9:00 PM City Preliminary Elections  
   

Reserved for the Election Commission. 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting  
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Refugee Women's Support Group  
    Contact: Sylvia Staub     sylviastaub@earthlink.net
   

Not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Tasty Tuesday at Forest Park  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-623-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Experience a new flavor and learn how to make a tasty snack! For ages 12-18. Monthly every 3rd Tuesday.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Tasty Tuesday at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Experience a new flavor.  Learn how to make a tasty snack.  This program is for teens.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Register to Work at MGM!  
    Contact: C. Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres  
    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+.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   6:15 PM  -  7:15 PM U.S. History Book and Media Discussion Group  
    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.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Club Meeting  
    Contact: Anne Cesan   413-782-7702   a126chocolate@gmail.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room

Wednesday September 20, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres

Thursday September 21, 2017
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Adults and teens welcome!

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Community Police Team Sector F Meeting  
    Contact: Magda Rodriguez   413-787-6359   Mrodriguez4@springfieldpolice.net
   

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room

Friday September 22, 2017
     Central Library Closed on Fridays  
   

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

    Location: Central Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.
 

    Location: East Springfield
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.

    Location: East Forest Park
   3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Pine Point Minecrafters  
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point

Saturday September 23, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Pastel Paint the 45-Million-Dollar Flower  
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Greg Maichack will lead a free, adult-audience painting workshop on how to pastel paint flowers using an easy-to-follow model that the participants will recreate. Good for even the beginner, this guided workshop will give adult learners a realistic painting to take home and an enjoyable learning experience. Sponsored in part by the Springfield Cultural Council.

    Location: East Forest Park
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Central  
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room

Monday September 25, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Early Literacy Coalition Meeting  
    Contact: Corey Ferguson   413-263-6828 ext.201   cferguson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres

Tuesday September 26, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting  
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Refugee Women's Support Group  
    Contact: Sylvia Staub     sylviastaub@earthlink.net
   

Not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mayor's Commission on Disabilities Monthly Meeting  
    Contact: Elizabeth Leak   413-787-6757   ELeak@springfieldcityhall.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The MOCD is an ongoing focus group comprised of 5 residents, selected by Mayors Office, that meet once monthly to consider, address, and solve issues specific to Springfield's handicap and disabled population.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game On! Video Gaming for Teens at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   4:15 PM  -  5:45 PM Teen Readers Advisory Panel  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Calling All Teens.  Here's your chance to meet regularly the last Tuesday of the month to share ideas about improving library programming for your age group, plan events, give input for materials selection and other fun activities. Light refreshments will be served. This program is suggested for teens ages11-18.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres  
    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+.

    Location: Sixteen Acres

Wednesday September 27, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BYOB, A Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Ann Keefe   413-263-6828 ext 294   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.

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

    Location: East Forest Park

Thursday September 28, 2017
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Maker Lab  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-623-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in and try out a new project, including arts and crafts, sewing, and technology. Show off your "maker" skills and learn from other teens. Monthly every 4th Thursday. For ages 11-18.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Adults and teens welcome!

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom

Friday September 29, 2017
     Central Library Closed on Fridays  
   

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

    Location: Central Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.
 

    Location: East Springfield
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.

    Location: East Forest Park
   3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Pine Point Minecrafters  
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point

Saturday September 30, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Central  
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room

Monday October 2, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Attention LEGO enthusiasts!  Drop in 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
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Register to Work at MGM!  
    Contact: C. Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Central Library - Rice Hall

Tuesday October 3, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting  
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Refugee Women's Support Group  
    Contact: Sylvia Staub     sylviastaub@earthlink.net
   

Not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM HHS All-Staff Meeting  
    Contact: Soloe Dennis   413-787-6761   sdennis@springfieldcityhall.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

 

Staff Meeting for the Department of Health and Human Services,

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Brightwood Teen Advisory Board  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres  
    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+.

    Location: Sixteen Acres

Wednesday October 4, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM BYOB Book Discussion Group  
    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.

    Location: East Springfield
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Library Commission Meeting  
    Contact: Carol Leaders   413-263-6828 ext 290   cleaders@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Books & Brew Book Club  
    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. This program is intended for 20-30 somethings, but all are welcome!

For our next meeting we will be discussing                                                 

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.

    Location: East Forest Park

Thursday October 5, 2017
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   aoconnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This month the Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Game On! Video Gaming for Teens at Forest Park  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-623-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in and play your favorite tabletop and Wii games in the Community Room! Snacks provided. Monthly every 1st Thursday. For ages 12-19.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Adults and teens welcome!

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom

Friday October 6, 2017
     Central Library Closed on Fridays  
   

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

    Location: Central Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.
 

    Location: East Springfield
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.

    Location: East Forest Park
   3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Pine Point Minecrafters  
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point

Saturday October 7, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Central  
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room

Monday October 9, 2017
     Columbus Day: All Libraries Closed  
    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

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

    Location: All Library Locations

Tuesday October 10, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting  
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Refugee Women's Support Group  
    Contact: Sylvia Staub     sylviastaub@earthlink.net
   

Not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group  
    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: Once We Were Brothers by Ronald H. Balson (2013) fiction. 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres  
    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+.

    Location: Sixteen Acres

Wednesday October 11, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BYOB Book Discussion Group  
    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. 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tabletop Tennis at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Magic The Gathering Club  
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: East Springfield

Thursday October 12, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Support Network Support Group  
    Contact: Cynthia Santiago   413-218-5055   csantiago@wmtcinfo.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Support group for Parent/Grandparents/Caregivers whom have children with Social, Emotiona, and Behavioral Challenges.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Springfield Young Children’s System of Care Meeting  
    Contact: Justin Chellman   413-787-6724   jchellman@springfieldcityhall.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Adults and teens welcome!

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Community Police Team Sector A Meeting  
    Contact: Kathleen Brown   413-787-6359   kbrown@springfieldpolice.net
   

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room

Friday October 13, 2017
     Central Library Closed on Fridays  
   

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

    Location: Central Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.
 

    Location: East Springfield
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.

    Location: East Forest Park
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Register to Work at MGM!  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

This program is for adults.

    Location: Mason Square
   3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Pine Point Minecrafters  
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point

Saturday October 14, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Central  
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room

Monday October 16, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres

Tuesday October 17, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting  
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Refugee Women's Support Group  
    Contact: Sylvia Staub     sylviastaub@earthlink.net
   

Not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Tasty Tuesday at Forest Park  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-623-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Experience a new flavor and learn how to make a tasty snack! For ages 12-18. Monthly every 3rd Tuesday.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Tasty Tuesday at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Experience a new flavor.  Learn how to make a tasty snack.  This program is for teens.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Register to Work at MGM!  
    Contact: C. Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres  
    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+.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   6:15 PM  -  7:15 PM U.S. History Book and Media Discussion Group  
    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.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room

Wednesday October 18, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres

Thursday October 19, 2017
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Adults and teens welcome!

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Community Police Team Sector F Meeting  
    Contact: Magda Rodriguez   413-787-6359   Mrodriguez4@springfieldpolice.net
   

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room

Friday October 20, 2017
     Central Library Closed on Fridays  
   

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

    Location: Central Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.
 

    Location: East Springfield
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.

    Location: East Forest Park
   3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Pine Point Minecrafters  
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point

Saturday October 21, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Forest Park Minecrafters  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Miners and crafters! Come to the Library's Minecraft Club to build, play, and create--and battle zombies, of course. Space is limited, so please come early.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Central  
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room

Monday October 23, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres

Tuesday October 24, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting  
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Refugee Women's Support Group  
    Contact: Sylvia Staub     sylviastaub@earthlink.net
   

Not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game On! Video Gaming for Teens at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   4:15 PM  -  5:45 PM Teen Readers Advisory Panel  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Calling All Teens.  Here's your chance to meet regularly the last Tuesday of the month to share ideas about improving library programming for your age group, plan events, give input for materials selection and other fun activities. Light refreshments will be served. This program is suggested for teens ages11-18.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres  
    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+.

    Location: Sixteen Acres

Wednesday October 25, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BYOB Book Discussion Group  
    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. 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.

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

    Location: East Forest Park

Thursday October 26, 2017
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Maker Lab  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-623-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in and try out a new project, including arts and crafts, sewing, and technology. Show off your "maker" skills and learn from other teens. Monthly every 4th Thursday. For ages 11-18.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Adults and teens welcome!

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom

Friday October 27, 2017
     Central Library Closed on Fridays  
   

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

    Location: Central Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.
 

    Location: East Springfield
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.

    Location: East Forest Park
   3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Pine Point Minecrafters  
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point

Saturday October 28, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Central  
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room

Monday October 30, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres

Tuesday October 31, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting  
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Refugee Women's Support Group  
    Contact: Sylvia Staub     sylviastaub@earthlink.net
   

Not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mayor's Commission on Disabilities Monthly Meeting  
    Contact: Elizabeth Leak   413-787-6757   ELeak@springfieldcityhall.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The MOCD is an ongoing focus group comprised of 5 residents, selected by the Mayor’s office, that meet monthly to consider, address, and solve issues specific to Springfield’s handicap and disabled population.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres  
    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+.

    Location: Sixteen Acres

Wednesday November 1, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM BYOB Book Discussion Group  
    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.

    Location: East Springfield
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Library Commission Meeting  
    Contact: Carol Leaders   413-263-6828 ext 290   cleaders@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Books & Brew Book Club  
    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. This program is intended for 20-30 somethings, but all are welcome!

For our next meeting we will be discussing                                                 

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.

    Location: East Forest Park

Thursday November 2, 2017
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   aoconnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This month the Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Game On! Video Gaming for Teens at Forest Park  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-623-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in and play your favorite tabletop and Wii games in the Community Room! Snacks provided. Monthly every 1st Thursday. For ages 12-19.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Adults and teens welcome!

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom

Friday November 3, 2017
     Central Library Closed on Fridays  
   

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

    Location: Central Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.
 

    Location: East Springfield
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.

    Location: East Forest Park
   3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Pine Point Minecrafters  
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point

Saturday November 4, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Central  
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room

Monday November 6, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Attention LEGO enthusiasts!  Drop in 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
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Register to Work at MGM!  
    Contact: C. Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Central Library - Rice Hall

Tuesday November 7, 2017
   6:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Municipal Elections  
   

Reserved for the Election Commission. 

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
   6:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Municipal Elections  
   

Reserved for the Election Commission.

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point
   6:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Municipal Elections  
   

Reserved for the Election Commission. 

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting  
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Refugee Women's Support Group  
    Contact: Sylvia Staub     sylviastaub@earthlink.net
   

Not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM HHS All Staff Meeting  
    Contact: Soloe Dennis   413-787-6761   sdennis@springfieldcityhall.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Staff meeting for the Department of Health and Human Services.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Brightwood Teen Advisory Board  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres  
    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+.

    Location: Sixteen Acres

Wednesday November 8, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BYOB Book Discussion Group  
    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. 

Due to holiday scheduling, meetings in November and December will be held on November 8 and 29 and December 13.

 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Magic The Gathering Club  
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: East Springfield

Thursday November 9, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Support Network Support Group  
    Contact: Cynthia Santiago   413-218-5055   csantiago@wmtcinfo.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Support group for Parent/Grandparents/Caregivers whom have children with Social, Emotiona, and Behavioral Challenges.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Adults and teens welcome!

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Community Police Team Sector A Meeting  
    Contact: Kathleen Brown   413-787-6359   kbrown@springfieldpolice.net
   

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room

Friday November 10, 2017
     Veterans' Day: All Libraries Closed  
    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

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

    Location: All Library Locations

Saturday November 11, 2017
     Veterans' Day: All Libraries Closed  
    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

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

    Location: All Library Locations

Monday November 13, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres

Tuesday November 14, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting  
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Refugee Women's Support Group  
    Contact: Sylvia Staub     sylviastaub@earthlink.net
   

Not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group  
    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: Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood by Alexandra Fuller (2001) nonfiction.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game On! Video Gaming for Teens at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres  
    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+.

    Location: Sixteen Acres

Wednesday November 15, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres

Thursday November 16, 2017
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Adults and teens welcome!

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Community Police Team Sector F Meeting  
    Contact: Magda Rodriguez   413-787-6359   Mrodriguez4@springfieldpolice.net
   

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room

Friday November 17, 2017
     Central Library Closed on Fridays  
   

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

    Location: Central Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.
 

    Location: East Springfield
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.

    Location: East Forest Park
   3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Pine Point Minecrafters  
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point

Saturday November 18, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Forest Park Minecrafters  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Miners and crafters! Come to the Library's Minecraft Club to build, play, and create--and battle zombies, of course. Space is limited, so please come early.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Central  
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room

Monday November 20, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres

Tuesday November 21, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting  
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Refugee Women's Support Group  
    Contact: Sylvia Staub     sylviastaub@earthlink.net
   

Not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Tasty Tuesday at Forest Park  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-623-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Experience a new flavor and learn how to make a tasty snack! For ages 12-18. Monthly every 3rd Tuesday.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Tasty Tuesday at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Experience a new flavor.  Learn how to make a tasty snack.  This program is for teens.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Register to Work at MGM!  
    Contact: C. Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres  
    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+.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   6:15 PM  -  7:15 PM U.S. History Book and Media Discussion Group  
    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.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room

Wednesday November 22, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Thanksgiving Eve: All Libraries Close at 5 pm; Central Library open 9-5  
   

All Springfield City Library locations will close at 5 pm on Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve.

The Central Library will be open from 9 am - 5 pm.

 

    Location: All Library Locations
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres

Thursday November 23, 2017
     Thanksgiving Day: All Libraries Closed  
    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

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

    Location: All Library Locations
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Maker Lab  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-623-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in and try out a new project, including arts and crafts, sewing, and technology. Show off your "maker" skills and learn from other teens. Monthly every 4th Thursday. For ages 11-18.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den

Friday November 24, 2017
     Central Library Closed on Fridays  
   

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

    Location: Central Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.
 

    Location: East Springfield
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.

    Location: East Forest Park
   1:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Pine Point Minecrafters  
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point

Saturday November 25, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Central  
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room

Monday November 27, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Early Literacy Coalition Meeting  
    Contact: Corey Ferguson   413-263-6828 ext.201   cferguson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres

Tuesday November 28, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting  
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Refugee Women's Support Group  
    Contact: Sylvia Staub     sylviastaub@earthlink.net
   

Not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mayor's Commission on Disabilities Monthly Meeting  
    Contact: Elizabeth Leak   413-787-6757   ELeak@springfieldcityhall.com
   

~~The MOCD is an ongoing focus group comprised of 5 residents, selected by the Mayor’s office, that meet monthly to consider, address, and solve issues specific to Springfield’s handicap and disabled population.

   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game On! Video Gaming for Teens at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   4:15 PM  -  5:45 PM Teen Readers Advisory Panel  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Calling All Teens.  Here's your chance to meet regularly the last Tuesday of the month to share ideas about improving library programming for your age group, plan events, give input for materials selection and other fun activities. Light refreshments will be served. This program is suggested for teens ages11-18.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres  
    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+.

    Location: Sixteen Acres

Wednesday November 29, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BYOB Book Discussion Group  
    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. 

Due to holiday scheduling, meetings in November and December will be held on November 8 and 29 and December 13.

 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.

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 starting time) on the last Wednesday of the month.

    Location: East Forest Park

Thursday November 30, 2017
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Adults and teens welcome!

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom

Friday December 1, 2017
     Central Library Closed on Fridays  
   

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

    Location: Central Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.
 

    Location: East Springfield
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.

    Location: East Forest Park
   3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Pine Point Minecrafters  
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point

Saturday December 2, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Central  
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room

Monday December 4, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Register to Work at MGM!  
    Contact: Caitlin Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Central Library Computer Lab

Tuesday December 5, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting  
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Refugee Women's Support Group  
    Contact: Sylvia Staub     sylviastaub@earthlink.net
   

Not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM HHS All Staff Meeting  
    Contact: Soloe Dennis   413-787-6761   sdennis@springfieldcityhall.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Staff meeting for the Department of Health and Human Services

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Brightwood Teen Advisory Board  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres  
    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+.

    Location: Sixteen Acres

Wednesday December 6, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM BYOB Book Discussion Group  
    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.

    Location: East Springfield
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Library Commission Meeting  
    Contact: Carol Leaders   413-263-6828 ext 290   cleaders@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Books & Brew Book Club  
    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. This program is intended for 20-30 somethings, but all are welcome!

For our next meeting we will be discussing                                                 

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.

    Location: East Forest Park

Thursday December 7, 2017
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   aoconnell@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This month the Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss

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

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Game On! Video Gaming for Teens at Forest Park  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-623-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in and play your favorite tabletop and Wii games in the Community Room! Snacks provided. Monthly every 1st Thursday. For ages 12-19.

    Location: Forest Park Community Room
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Adults and teens welcome!

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom

Friday December 8, 2017
     Central Library Closed on Fridays  
   

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

    Location: Central Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.
 

    Location: East Springfield
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.

    Location: East Forest Park
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Register to Work at MGM!  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Mason Square
   3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Pine Point Minecrafters  
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point

Saturday December 9, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Central  
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room

Monday December 11, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard

Tuesday December 12, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting  
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Refugee Women's Support Group  
    Contact: Sylvia Staub     sylviastaub@earthlink.net
   

Not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Lisa Lipshires   413-263-6828 ext 395   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

This month's selection is: The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri (2003) fiction.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game On! Video Gaming for Teens at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres  
    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+.

    Location: Sixteen Acres

Wednesday December 13, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BYOB Book Discussion Group  
    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. 

Due to holiday scheduling, meetings in November and December will be held on November 8 and 29 and December 13.

 

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Magic The Gathering Club  
    Contact: East Springfield   413-263-6840   shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: East Springfield

Thursday December 14, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Support Network Support Group  
    Contact: Cynthia Santiago   413-218-5055   csantiago@wmtcinfo.org
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Support group for Parent/Grandparents/Caregivers whom have children with Social, Emotiona, and Behavioral Challenges.

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Adults and teens welcome!

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Community Police Team Sector A Meeting  
    Contact: Kathleen Brown   413-787-6359   kbrown@springfieldpolice.net
   

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room

Friday December 15, 2017
     Central Library Closed on Fridays  
   

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

    Location: Central Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.
 

    Location: East Springfield
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.

    Location: East Forest Park
   3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Pine Point Minecrafters  
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point

Saturday December 16, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Forest Park Minecrafters  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-263-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Miners and crafters! Come to the Library's Minecraft Club to build, play, and create--and battle zombies, of course. Space is limited, so please come early.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Central  
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room

Monday December 18, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Indian Orchard   413-263-6846   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Indian Orchard

Tuesday December 19, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM SOC Parent Council  
    Contact: Justin Chellman   413-787-6724   jchellman@springfieldcityhall.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

    Location: Central Library Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting  
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Refugee Women's Support Group  
    Contact: Sylvia Staub     sylviastaub@earthlink.net
   

Not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Tasty Tuesday at Forest Park  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-623-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Experience a new flavor and learn how to make a tasty snack! For ages 12-18. Monthly every 3rd Tuesday.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Tasty Tuesday at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Experience a new flavor.  Learn how to make a tasty snack.  This program is for teens.

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Register to Work at MGM!  
    Contact: C. Kelley   413-263-6853   ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres  
    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+.

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   6:15 PM  -  7:15 PM U.S. History Book and Media Discussion Group  
    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.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room

Wednesday December 20, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres

Thursday December 21, 2017
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Adults and teens welcome!

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Community Police Team Sector F Meeting  
    Contact: Magda Rodriguez   413-787-6359   Mrodriguez4@springfieldpolice.net
   

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room

Friday December 22, 2017
     Central Library Closed on Fridays  
   

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

    Location: Central Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.
 

    Location: East Springfield
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.

    Location: East Forest Park

Saturday December 23, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Central  
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room

Sunday December 24, 2017
     Christmas Eve: All Libraries Closed  
    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

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

    Location: All Library Locations

Monday December 25, 2017
     Christmas Day: All Libraries Closed  
    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

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

    Location: All Library Locations

Tuesday December 26, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM C 3 Weekly Community Meeting  
    Contact: Trooper Brian Clapprood   413-387-3680   brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Refugee Women's Support Group  
    Contact: Sylvia Staub     sylviastaub@earthlink.net
   

Not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Forest Park
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mayor's Commission on Disabilities Monthly Meeting  
    Contact: Elizabeth Leak   413-787-6757   ELeak@springfieldcityhall.com
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The MOCD is an ongoing focus group comprised of 5 residents, selected by the Mayor’s office, that meet monthly to consider, address, and solve issues specific to Springfield’s handicap and disabled population.

    Location: Mason Square Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game On! Video Gaming for Teens at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood Community Room
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club for Teens  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   4:15 PM  -  5:45 PM Teen Readers Advisory Panel  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Calling All Teens.  Here's your chance to meet regularly the last Tuesday of the month to share ideas about improving library programming for your age group, plan events, give input for materials selection and other fun activities. Light refreshments will be served. This program is suggested for teens ages11-18.

    Location: Sixteen Acres Community Room
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres  
    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+.

    Location: Sixteen Acres

Wednesday December 27, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    Contact: Sixteen Acres   413-263-6858   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Sixteen Acres
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: East Forest Park   413-263-6836   Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
   

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan.

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.

    Location: East Forest Park

Thursday December 28, 2017
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club at Brightwood  
    Contact: Brightwood   413-263-6805   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Brightwood
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Maker Lab  
    Contact: Forest Park   413-623-6843   bbastron@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Drop in and try out a new project, including arts and crafts, sewing, and technology. Show off your "maker" skills and learn from other teens. Monthly every 4th Thursday. For ages 11-18.

    Location: Forest Park Program Den
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club at Mason Square  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups  
    Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Adults and teens welcome!

    Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom

Friday December 29, 2017
     Central Library Closed on Fridays  
   

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

    Location: Central Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.
 

    Location: East Springfield
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitters  
    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.

    Location: East Forest Park
   1:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Pine Point Minecrafters  
    Contact: Library Express at Pine Point   413-263-6855   akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Library Express at Pine Point

Saturday December 30, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Storytime at Central  
    Contact: Children's Room   413-263-6828 ext 201   
   

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

    Location: Central Library Children's Program Room

Sunday December 31, 2017
     New Year's Eve: Central Library Closed  
    Contact: Director's Office   413-263-6828 ext 290   
   

The Central Library will be closed on Sunday, December 31, New Year's Eve.

    Location: All Library Locations

Tuesday January 2, 2018
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres  
    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+.

    Location: Sixteen Acres

Tuesday January 9, 2018
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres  
    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+.

    Location: Sixteen Acres

Tuesday January 16, 2018
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres  
    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+.

    Location: Sixteen Acres

Tuesday January 23, 2018
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres  
    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+.

    Location: Sixteen Acres

Tuesday January 30, 2018
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess at Sixteen Acres  
    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+.

    Location: Sixteen Acres

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