Friday September 24, 2021
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Back to School Fun

Stop by and do a fun Back to School activity. Can't stay? Take the fun home with you! Suitable for kids in elementary school. While supplies last.

CONTACT:  Mayra Quiñones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Back to School Fun

Stop by and do a fun Back to School activity. Can't stay? Take the fun home with you! Suitable for kids in elementary school. While supplies last.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Back to School Fun

Stop by and do a fun Back to School activity. Can't stay? Take the fun home with you! Suitable for kids in elementary school. While supplies last.

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  (413)263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
 
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Book in a Jar Contest

Guess the book title from the jar of book confetti for a chance to win a prize. One jar for each age group: kids, teens and adult. Test your book smarts! It might be easy, it might be tricky…but it's sure to be fun! Winners will be contacted Oct. 1st. All ages.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263- 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
food_soup.png
Book in a Jar Contest

Guess the book title from the jar of book confetti for a chance to win a prize. One jar for each age group: kids, teens and adult. Test your book smarts! It might be easy, it might be tricky…but it's sure to be fun! Winners will be contacted Oct. 1st. All ages.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413 263- 6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
food_soup.png
Book in a Jar Contest

Guess the book title from the jar of book confetti for a chance to win a prize. One jar for each age group: kids, teens and adult. Test your book smarts! It might be easy, it might be tricky…but it's sure to be fun! Winners will be contacted Oct. 1st. All ages.

CONTACT:  Tricia LaBroad  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Deluxe Paper Bag Puppet Kit

Paper bag puppets are a simple but super fun way to get creative. Take your puppet making to the next level with our deluxe kits! We'll provide several bags plus a variety of clothes and accessories. You provide tape or glue and your amazing imagination. Be sure to put on puppet shows for family and friends! 

CONTACT:  Mayra Quiñones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
anim_dino.png
Deluxe Paper Bag Puppet Kit

Paper bag puppets are a simple but super fun way to get creative. Take your puppet making to the next level with our deluxe kits! We'll provide several bags plus a variety of clothes and accessories. You provide tape or glue and your amazing imagination. Be sure to put on puppet shows for family and friends! 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Hispanic Heritage Month Take and Make

Stop by and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Grab one of our activity bags to complete either at the library,or at home. Supplies are limited.

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6805  GMitchell@SpringfieldLibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Knot Just Knitters
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:    413-263-6840  
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:    413-263-6836  
LOCATION: East Forest Park Cafe
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Saturday September 25, 2021
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Back to School Fun

Stop by and do a fun Back to School activity. Can't stay? Take the fun home with you! Suitable for kids in elementary school. While supplies last.

CONTACT:  Mayra Quiñones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
lib_school.png
Back to School Fun

Stop by and do a fun Back to School activity. Can't stay? Take the fun home with you! Suitable for kids in elementary school. While supplies last.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
lib_school.png
Back to School Fun

Stop by and do a fun Back to School activity. Can't stay? Take the fun home with you! Suitable for kids in elementary school. While supplies last.

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  (413)263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
 
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Book in a Jar Contest

Guess the book title from the jar of book confetti for a chance to win a prize. One jar for each age group: kids, teens and adult. Test your book smarts! It might be easy, it might be tricky…but it's sure to be fun! Winners will be contacted Oct. 1st. All ages.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263- 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
food_soup.png
Book in a Jar Contest

Guess the book title from the jar of book confetti for a chance to win a prize. One jar for each age group: kids, teens and adult. Test your book smarts! It might be easy, it might be tricky…but it's sure to be fun! Winners will be contacted Oct. 1st. All ages.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413 263- 6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
food_soup.png
Book in a Jar Contest

Guess the book title from the jar of book confetti for a chance to win a prize. One jar for each age group: kids, teens and adult. Test your book smarts! It might be easy, it might be tricky…but it's sure to be fun! Winners will be contacted Oct. 1st. All ages.

CONTACT:  Tricia LaBroad  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Creation Station

Daily during open hours, visit the Central Library Children's Room and check out our Creation Station! We will create art with different materials, methods, and media guaranteed to unleash your inner artist. If you love to make and to do, Creation Station is for you! For children of all ages.

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6853 x201  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
 
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Deluxe Paper Bag Puppet Kit

Paper bag puppets are a simple but super fun way to get creative. Take your puppet making to the next level with our deluxe kits! We'll provide several bags plus a variety of clothes and accessories. You provide tape or glue and your amazing imagination. Be sure to put on puppet shows for family and friends! 

CONTACT:  Mayra Quiñones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Deluxe Paper Bag Puppet Kit

Paper bag puppets are a simple but super fun way to get creative. Take your puppet making to the next level with our deluxe kits! We'll provide several bags plus a variety of clothes and accessories. You provide tape or glue and your amazing imagination. Be sure to put on puppet shows for family and friends! 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Scavenger Hunt

Love scavenger hunts? The library has a different scavenger hunt every month! Pick up a clue sheet at the desk and search the Children's Room for clues. When you finish, you can pick a prize from our treasure box! Daily during open hours.

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828 x201  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
 
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Family Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Children of all ages and their families are invited to our weekly storytime featuring books, songs, activities, and crafts. No registration required.

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828 x201  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
 
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Knot Just Knitters
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:    413-263-6843  
LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
 
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Romance Book Club - ONLINE
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for the new Romance Book Club! We'll alternate months reading your own choice and reading the group's choice. Our Romance collection librarian will tell you all about exciting additions to the collection, and we'll get your input on what you'd like to see more of. One Saturday a month, 3-4 pm, online via Zoom. Register if you'd like to be added to our email list, but no registration is required - just join us at the Zoom link. For adults 18+.

For August, we will be reading a romance to be announced at the August meeting. If you don't have time to read the book, that's ok - join us anyway!

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry    emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.
Sunday September 26, 2021
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Creation Station

Daily during open hours, visit the Central Library Children's Room and check out our Creation Station! We will create art with different materials, methods, and media guaranteed to unleash your inner artist. If you love to make and to do, Creation Station is for you! For children of all ages.

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6853 x201  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
 
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Scavenger Hunt

Love scavenger hunts? The library has a different scavenger hunt every month! Pick up a clue sheet at the desk and search the Children's Room for clues. When you finish, you can pick a prize from our treasure box! Daily during open hours.

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828 x201  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
Monday September 27, 2021
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Back to School Fun

Stop by and do a fun Back to School activity. Can't stay? Take the fun home with you! Suitable for kids in elementary school. While supplies last.

CONTACT:  Mayra Quiñones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Back to School Fun

Stop by and do a fun Back to School activity. Can't stay? Take the fun home with you! Suitable for kids in elementary school. While supplies last.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Back to School Fun

Stop by and do a fun Back to School activity. Can't stay? Take the fun home with you! Suitable for kids in elementary school. While supplies last.

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  (413)263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
 
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Book in a Jar Contest

Guess the book title from the jar of book confetti for a chance to win a prize. One jar for each age group: kids, teens and adult. Test your book smarts! It might be easy, it might be tricky…but it's sure to be fun! Winners will be contacted Oct. 1st. All ages.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263- 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Book in a Jar Contest

Guess the book title from the jar of book confetti for a chance to win a prize. One jar for each age group: kids, teens and adult. Test your book smarts! It might be easy, it might be tricky…but it's sure to be fun! Winners will be contacted Oct. 1st. All ages.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413 263- 6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Book in a Jar Contest

Guess the book title from the jar of book confetti for a chance to win a prize. One jar for each age group: kids, teens and adult. Test your book smarts! It might be easy, it might be tricky…but it's sure to be fun! Winners will be contacted Oct. 1st. All ages.

CONTACT:  Tricia LaBroad  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Creation Station

Daily during open hours, visit the Central Library Children's Room and check out our Creation Station! We will create art with different materials, methods, and media guaranteed to unleash your inner artist. If you love to make and to do, Creation Station is for you! For children of all ages.

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6853 x201  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
 
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Deluxe Paper Bag Puppet Kit

Paper bag puppets are a simple but super fun way to get creative. Take your puppet making to the next level with our deluxe kits! We'll provide several bags plus a variety of clothes and accessories. You provide tape or glue and your amazing imagination. Be sure to put on puppet shows for family and friends! 

CONTACT:  Mayra Quiñones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Deluxe Paper Bag Puppet Kit

Paper bag puppets are a simple but super fun way to get creative. Take your puppet making to the next level with our deluxe kits! We'll provide several bags plus a variety of clothes and accessories. You provide tape or glue and your amazing imagination. Be sure to put on puppet shows for family and friends! 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Hispanic Heritage Month Take and Make

Stop by and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Grab one of our activity bags to complete either at the library,or at home. Supplies are limited.

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6805  GMitchell@SpringfieldLibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Scavenger Hunt

Love scavenger hunts? The library has a different scavenger hunt every month! Pick up a clue sheet at the desk and search the Children's Room for clues. When you finish, you can pick a prize from our treasure box! Daily during open hours.

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828 x201  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
Tuesday September 28, 2021
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Back to School Fun

Stop by and do a fun Back to School activity. Can't stay? Take the fun home with you! Suitable for kids in elementary school. While supplies last.

CONTACT:  Mayra Quiñones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
lib_school.png
Back to School Fun

Stop by and do a fun Back to School activity. Can't stay? Take the fun home with you! Suitable for kids in elementary school. While supplies last.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
lib_school.png
Back to School Fun

Stop by and do a fun Back to School activity. Can't stay? Take the fun home with you! Suitable for kids in elementary school. While supplies last.

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  (413)263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
 
food_soup.png
Book in a Jar Contest

Guess the book title from the jar of book confetti for a chance to win a prize. One jar for each age group: kids, teens and adult. Test your book smarts! It might be easy, it might be tricky…but it's sure to be fun! Winners will be contacted Oct. 1st. All ages.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263- 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
food_soup.png
Book in a Jar Contest

Guess the book title from the jar of book confetti for a chance to win a prize. One jar for each age group: kids, teens and adult. Test your book smarts! It might be easy, it might be tricky…but it's sure to be fun! Winners will be contacted Oct. 1st. All ages.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413 263- 6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
food_soup.png
Book in a Jar Contest

Guess the book title from the jar of book confetti for a chance to win a prize. One jar for each age group: kids, teens and adult. Test your book smarts! It might be easy, it might be tricky…but it's sure to be fun! Winners will be contacted Oct. 1st. All ages.

CONTACT:  Tricia LaBroad  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
objects_scissors.png
Creation Station

Daily during open hours, visit the Central Library Children's Room and check out our Creation Station! We will create art with different materials, methods, and media guaranteed to unleash your inner artist. If you love to make and to do, Creation Station is for you! For children of all ages.

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6853 x201  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
 
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Deluxe Paper Bag Puppet Kit

Paper bag puppets are a simple but super fun way to get creative. Take your puppet making to the next level with our deluxe kits! We'll provide several bags plus a variety of clothes and accessories. You provide tape or glue and your amazing imagination. Be sure to put on puppet shows for family and friends! 

CONTACT:  Mayra Quiñones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
anim_dino.png
Deluxe Paper Bag Puppet Kit

Paper bag puppets are a simple but super fun way to get creative. Take your puppet making to the next level with our deluxe kits! We'll provide several bags plus a variety of clothes and accessories. You provide tape or glue and your amazing imagination. Be sure to put on puppet shows for family and friends! 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Hispanic Heritage Month Take and Make

Stop by and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Grab one of our activity bags to complete either at the library,or at home. Supplies are limited.

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6805  GMitchell@SpringfieldLibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Scavenger Hunt

Love scavenger hunts? The library has a different scavenger hunt every month! Pick up a clue sheet at the desk and search the Children's Room for clues. When you finish, you can pick a prize from our treasure box! Daily during open hours.

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828 x201  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
 
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Hora de Cuentos / Spanish Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Vengan y participen todos los martes en una hora de cuentos en español: cuentos, cancioncitas, rimas, y actividades manuales. Compartan con amiguitos y refrescos. Edades 1-5, familias bienvenidas.

Come and join us every Tueday for a story time in Spanish: stories, songs, rhymes, and crafts. Make new friends and enjoy snacks. Ages 1-5, families welcome.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Wee Ones: Storytime and Playgroup
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Storytime plays an important role in building early literacy and social skills. Join us for an interactive storytime featuring books, songs, and playtime for babies and toddlers birth to five with social time for caregivers.

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6853 x201  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
Wednesday September 29, 2021
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Back to School Fun

Stop by and do a fun Back to School activity. Can't stay? Take the fun home with you! Suitable for kids in elementary school. While supplies last.

CONTACT:  Mayra Quiñones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
lib_school.png
Back to School Fun

Stop by and do a fun Back to School activity. Can't stay? Take the fun home with you! Suitable for kids in elementary school. While supplies last.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
lib_school.png
Back to School Fun

Stop by and do a fun Back to School activity. Can't stay? Take the fun home with you! Suitable for kids in elementary school. While supplies last.

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  (413)263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
 
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Book in a Jar Contest

Guess the book title from the jar of book confetti for a chance to win a prize. One jar for each age group: kids, teens and adult. Test your book smarts! It might be easy, it might be tricky…but it's sure to be fun! Winners will be contacted Oct. 1st. All ages.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263- 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
food_soup.png
Book in a Jar Contest

Guess the book title from the jar of book confetti for a chance to win a prize. One jar for each age group: kids, teens and adult. Test your book smarts! It might be easy, it might be tricky…but it's sure to be fun! Winners will be contacted Oct. 1st. All ages.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413 263- 6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
food_soup.png
Book in a Jar Contest

Guess the book title from the jar of book confetti for a chance to win a prize. One jar for each age group: kids, teens and adult. Test your book smarts! It might be easy, it might be tricky…but it's sure to be fun! Winners will be contacted Oct. 1st. All ages.

CONTACT:  Tricia LaBroad  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Creation Station

Daily during open hours, visit the Central Library Children's Room and check out our Creation Station! We will create art with different materials, methods, and media guaranteed to unleash your inner artist. If you love to make and to do, Creation Station is for you! For children of all ages.

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6853 x201  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
 
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Deluxe Paper Bag Puppet Kit

Paper bag puppets are a simple but super fun way to get creative. Take your puppet making to the next level with our deluxe kits! We'll provide several bags plus a variety of clothes and accessories. You provide tape or glue and your amazing imagination. Be sure to put on puppet shows for family and friends! 

CONTACT:  Mayra Quiñones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
anim_dino.png
Deluxe Paper Bag Puppet Kit

Paper bag puppets are a simple but super fun way to get creative. Take your puppet making to the next level with our deluxe kits! We'll provide several bags plus a variety of clothes and accessories. You provide tape or glue and your amazing imagination. Be sure to put on puppet shows for family and friends! 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Hispanic Heritage Month Take and Make

Stop by and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Grab one of our activity bags to complete either at the library,or at home. Supplies are limited.

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6805  GMitchell@SpringfieldLibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Scavenger Hunt

Love scavenger hunts? The library has a different scavenger hunt every month! Pick up a clue sheet at the desk and search the Children's Room for clues. When you finish, you can pick a prize from our treasure box! Daily during open hours.

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828 x201  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413 263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Thursday September 30, 2021
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Back to School Fun

Stop by and do a fun Back to School activity. Can't stay? Take the fun home with you! Suitable for kids in elementary school. While supplies last.

CONTACT:  Mayra Quiñones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
lib_school.png
Back to School Fun

Stop by and do a fun Back to School activity. Can't stay? Take the fun home with you! Suitable for kids in elementary school. While supplies last.

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  (413)263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
 
lib_school.png
Back to School Fun

Stop by and do a fun Back to School activity. Can't stay? Take the fun home with you! Suitable for kids in elementary school. While supplies last.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
food_soup.png
Book in a Jar Contest

Guess the book title from the jar of book confetti for a chance to win a prize. One jar for each age group: kids, teens and adult. Test your book smarts! It might be easy, it might be tricky…but it's sure to be fun! Winners will be contacted Oct. 1st. All ages.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263- 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
food_soup.png
Book in a Jar Contest

Guess the book title from the jar of book confetti for a chance to win a prize. One jar for each age group: kids, teens and adult. Test your book smarts! It might be easy, it might be tricky…but it's sure to be fun! Winners will be contacted Oct. 1st. All ages.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413 263- 6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
food_soup.png
Book in a Jar Contest

Guess the book title from the jar of book confetti for a chance to win a prize. One jar for each age group: kids, teens and adult. Test your book smarts! It might be easy, it might be tricky…but it's sure to be fun! Winners will be contacted Oct. 1st. All ages.

CONTACT:  Tricia LaBroad  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Creation Station

Daily during open hours, visit the Central Library Children's Room and check out our Creation Station! We will create art with different materials, methods, and media guaranteed to unleash your inner artist. If you love to make and to do, Creation Station is for you! For children of all ages.

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6853 x201  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
 
anim_dino.png
Deluxe Paper Bag Puppet Kit

Paper bag puppets are a simple but super fun way to get creative. Take your puppet making to the next level with our deluxe kits! We'll provide several bags plus a variety of clothes and accessories. You provide tape or glue and your amazing imagination. Be sure to put on puppet shows for family and friends! 

CONTACT:  Mayra Quiñones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Deluxe Paper Bag Puppet Kit

Paper bag puppets are a simple but super fun way to get creative. Take your puppet making to the next level with our deluxe kits! We'll provide several bags plus a variety of clothes and accessories. You provide tape or glue and your amazing imagination. Be sure to put on puppet shows for family and friends! 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Hispanic Heritage Month Take and Make

Stop by and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Grab one of our activity bags to complete either at the library,or at home. Supplies are limited.

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6805  GMitchell@SpringfieldLibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Scavenger Hunt

Love scavenger hunts? The library has a different scavenger hunt every month! Pick up a clue sheet at the desk and search the Children's Room for clues. When you finish, you can pick a prize from our treasure box! Daily during open hours.

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828 x201  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
 
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Circle Time Fun
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for songs, rhymes and a story or two. "Circle time" is a fun experience for your child and also a great way to be ready for preschool and kindergarten. We'll stay safe by meeting outdoors and encouraging social distancing. Families are welcome to bring their own blankets and sunscreen. (In event of rain, program will be canceled.) Ages 0-5, older siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Knot Just Knitters
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Friday October 1, 2021
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Comics Zone

Pick up a comic book kit (templates and pencils) starting on Oct 1. Drop your finished comic (with your name and contact info on the back) off at your participating branch before Oct 31, 2021. It will become part of a Springfield City Library comic book. Copies will be printed for all participants. Art should be in Black and White. Patrons ages 11-18 are welcome. Call 413-263-6846 for more information.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Comics Zone

Pick up a comic book kit (templates and pencils) starting on Oct 1. Drop your finished comic (with your name and contact info on the back) off at your participating branch before Oct 31, 2021. It will become part of a Springfield City Library comic book. Copies will be printed for all participants. Art should be in Black and White. Patrons ages 11-18 are welcome. Call 413-263-6846 for more information.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Comics Zone

Pick up a comic book kit (templates and pencils) starting on Oct 1. Drop your finished comic (with your name and contact info on the back) off at your participating branch before Oct 31, 2021. It will become part of a Springfield City Library comic book. Copies will be printed for all participants. Art should be in Black and White. Patrons ages 11-18 are welcome. Call 413-263-6846 for more information.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Comics Zone

Pick up a comic book kit (templates and pencils) starting on Oct 1. Drop your finished comic (with your name and contact info on the back) off at your participating branch before Oct 31, 2021. It will become part of a Springfield City Library comic book. Copies will be printed for all participants. Art should be in Black and White. Patrons ages 11-18 are welcome. Call 413-263-6846 for more information.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Decorate a Fall Pumpkin

Decorate a small styrofoam pumpkin with the supplies we give you or better yet add things from your own home. Send us a photo at tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org with the subject Pumpkin Contest to be entered in a raffle to win a small prize. While supplies last!

CONTACT:  Tricia Labroad  413 263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Deluxe Paper Bag Puppet Kit

Paper bag puppets are a simple but super fun way to get creative. Take your puppet making to the next level with our deluxe kits! We'll provide several bags plus a variety of clothes and accessories. You provide tape or glue and your amazing imagination. Be sure to put on puppet shows for family and friends! 

CONTACT:  Mayra Quiñones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Deluxe Paper Bag Puppet Kit

Paper bag puppets are a simple but super fun way to get creative. Take your puppet making to the next level with our deluxe kits! We'll provide several bags plus a variety of clothes and accessories. You provide tape or glue and your amazing imagination. Be sure to put on puppet shows for family and friends! 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Harvest Fun Activity

Stop by Mason Square for a bit of Autumn fun. We'll have a different craft weekly to celebrate fall. For children grades K-5.

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413 263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
 
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Hispanic Heritage Month Take and Make

Stop by and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Grab one of our activity bags to complete either at the library,or at home. Supplies are limited.

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6805  GMitchell@SpringfieldLibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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I Spy Mr. Pumpkin

Come to our library and look for the hidden decorated pumpkin hidden. Once you find it, you'll receive a treat, plus a raffle ticket to get a chance to win the pumpkin! All ages. During open hours.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413 263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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I Spy Mr. Pumpkin

Come to our library and look for the hidden decorated pumpkin hidden. Once you find it, you'll receive a treat, plus a raffle ticket to get a chance to win the pumpkin! All ages. During open hours.

CONTACT:  Maureen Tipton  413 263-6836  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Children's Room
 
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I Spy Mr. Pumpkin

Come to our library and look for the hidden decorated pumpkin hidden. Once you find it, you'll receive a treat, plus a raffle ticket to get a chance to win the pumpkin! All ages. During open hours.

CONTACT:  Tricia LaBroad  413 263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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I Spy Mr. Pumpkin

Come to our library and look for the hidden decorated pumpkin hidden. Once you find it, you'll receive a treat, plus a raffle ticket to get a chance to win the pumpkin! All ages. During open hours.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Inktober: Draw Something!

It's Inktober! Visit us for a low-key, zero-pressure table with lots of supplies and a quiet place to draw and be inspired. Get your artistic flow on with prompts for a different drawing each day, or just draw what you like! Take a photo and tag your drawing to be featured on our social media! For adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Inktober: Draw Something!

It's Inktober! Visit us for a low-key, zero-pressure table with lots of supplies and a quiet place to draw and be inspired. Get your artistic flow on with prompts for a different drawing each day, or just draw what you like! Take a photo and tag your drawing to be featured on our social media! For teens and adults. Open hours.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Inktober: Draw Something!

It's Inktober! Visit us for a low-key, zero-pressure table with lots of supplies and a quiet place to draw and be inspired. Get your artistic flow on with prompts for a different drawing each day, or just draw what you like! Take a photo and tag your drawing to be featured on our social media! For adults 18+

CONTACT:  Chelsea Bell  (413)263-6858  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Lego Samplers

Does your child like to create and would enjoy trying out Legos for the first time? Or are they a Lego expert who would like some new pieces? Stop by for a sampler bag of Lego bricks and get building! Available during open hours throughout the month of October for ages 3+.  Drop by in person or call for curbside pickup.

 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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QR Code Challenge for Teens

Can you find all the answers in our QR Challenge? Pull out your phones and find the clues all around (inside and out) the library. Complete the challenge and claim your prize. For teens 12-18.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Knot Just Knitters
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:    413-263-6840  
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:    413-263-6836  
LOCATION: East Forest Park Cafe
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
 
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Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

School getting you stressed? Join our Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club. We supply the artist-quality crayons, pencils and pens and coloring pages, to spark your creativity. Just drop by and color your stress away. In the teen room, Friday afternoons, 1-5pm. Ages 12-18.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Home City Families: Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Parents and their children are invited to join us for stories, songs, and activities! East Forest Park Branch Library Playgroup is a great opportunity to meet other parents and give your child the opportunity to socialize with other children their age. No registration required!

CONTACT:  Jennifer Teehan-Sanford    teehan-sanfordj@springfieldpublicschools.com
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room
Saturday October 2, 2021
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Comics Zone

Pick up a comic book kit (templates and pencils) starting on Oct 1. Drop your finished comic (with your name and contact info on the back) off at your participating branch before Oct 31, 2021. It will become part of a Springfield City Library comic book. Copies will be printed for all participants. Art should be in Black and White. Patrons ages 11-18 are welcome. Call 413-263-6846 for more information.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Comics Zone

Pick up a comic book kit (templates and pencils) starting on Oct 1. Drop your finished comic (with your name and contact info on the back) off at your participating branch before Oct 31, 2021. It will become part of a Springfield City Library comic book. Copies will be printed for all participants. Art should be in Black and White. Patrons ages 11-18 are welcome. Call 413-263-6846 for more information.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Comics Zone

Pick up a comic book kit (templates and pencils) starting on Oct 1. Drop your finished comic (with your name and contact info on the back) off at your participating branch before Oct 31, 2021. It will become part of a Springfield City Library comic book. Copies will be printed for all participants. Art should be in Black and White. Patrons ages 11-18 are welcome. Call 413-263-6846 for more information.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Comics Zone

Pick up a comic book kit (templates and pencils) starting on Oct 1. Drop your finished comic (with your name and contact info on the back) off at your participating branch before Oct 31, 2021. It will become part of a Springfield City Library comic book. Copies will be printed for all participants. Art should be in Black and White. Patrons ages 11-18 are welcome. Call 413-263-6846 for more information.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Decorate a Fall Pumpkin

Decorate a small styrofoam pumpkin with the supplies we give you or better yet add things from your own home. Send us a photo at tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org with the subject Pumpkin Contest to be entered in a raffle to win a small prize. While supplies last!

CONTACT:  Tricia Labroad  413 263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Deluxe Paper Bag Puppet Kit

Paper bag puppets are a simple but super fun way to get creative. Take your puppet making to the next level with our deluxe kits! We'll provide several bags plus a variety of clothes and accessories. You provide tape or glue and your amazing imagination. Be sure to put on puppet shows for family and friends! 

CONTACT:  Mayra Quiñones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
anim_dino.png
Deluxe Paper Bag Puppet Kit

Paper bag puppets are a simple but super fun way to get creative. Take your puppet making to the next level with our deluxe kits! We'll provide several bags plus a variety of clothes and accessories. You provide tape or glue and your amazing imagination. Be sure to put on puppet shows for family and friends! 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Harvest Fun Activity

Stop by Mason Square for a bit of Autumn fun. We'll have a different craft weekly to celebrate fall. For children grades K-5.

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413 263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
 
holiday_pumpkin_cute.png
I Spy Mr. Pumpkin

Come to our library and look for the hidden decorated pumpkin hidden. Once you find it, you'll receive a treat, plus a raffle ticket to get a chance to win the pumpkin! All ages. During open hours.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413 263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
holiday_pumpkin_cute.png
I Spy Mr. Pumpkin

Come to our library and look for the hidden decorated pumpkin hidden. Once you find it, you'll receive a treat, plus a raffle ticket to get a chance to win the pumpkin! All ages. During open hours.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
holiday_pumpkin_cute.png
I Spy Mr. Pumpkin

Come to our library and look for the hidden decorated pumpkin hidden. Once you find it, you'll receive a treat, plus a raffle ticket to get a chance to win the pumpkin! All ages. During open hours.

CONTACT:  Tricia LaBroad  413 263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
holiday_pumpkin_cute.png
I Spy Mr. Pumpkin

Come to our library and look for the hidden decorated pumpkin hidden. Once you find it, you'll receive a treat, plus a raffle ticket to get a chance to win the pumpkin! All ages. During open hours.

CONTACT:  Maureen Tipton  413 263-6836  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Children's Room
 
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Inktober: Draw Something!

It's Inktober! Visit us for a low-key, zero-pressure table with lots of supplies and a quiet place to draw and be inspired. Get your artistic flow on with prompts for a different drawing each day, or just draw what you like! Take a photo and tag your drawing to be featured on our social media! For adults.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413-263-6828 x213  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Wellman Hall
 
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Inktober: Draw Something!

It's Inktober! Visit us for a low-key, zero-pressure table with lots of supplies and a quiet place to draw and be inspired. Get your artistic flow on with prompts for a different drawing each day, or just draw what you like! Take a photo and tag your drawing to be featured on our social media! For adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Inktober: Draw Something!

It's Inktober! Visit us for a low-key, zero-pressure table with lots of supplies and a quiet place to draw and be inspired. Get your artistic flow on with prompts for a different drawing each day, or just draw what you like! Take a photo and tag your drawing to be featured on our social media! For teens and adults. Open hours.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
objects_pencil_brush.png
Inktober: Draw Something!

It's Inktober! Visit us for a low-key, zero-pressure table with lots of supplies and a quiet place to draw and be inspired. Get your artistic flow on with prompts for a different drawing each day, or just draw what you like! Take a photo and tag your drawing to be featured on our social media! For teens and adults. Open hours.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
objects_pencil_brush.png
Inktober: Draw Something!

It's Inktober! Visit us for a low-key, zero-pressure table with lots of supplies and a quiet place to draw and be inspired. Get your artistic flow on with prompts for a different drawing each day, or just draw what you like! Take a photo and tag your drawing to be featured on our social media! For adults 18+

CONTACT:  Chelsea Bell  (413)263-6858  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Lego Samplers

Does your child like to create and would enjoy trying out Legos for the first time? Or are they a Lego expert who would like some new pieces? Stop by for a sampler bag of Lego bricks and get building! Available during open hours throughout the month of October for ages 3+.  Drop by in person or call for curbside pickup.

 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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QR Code Challenge for Teens

Can you find all the answers in our QR Challenge? Pull out your phones and find the clues all around (inside and out) the library. Complete the challenge and claim your prize. For teens 12-18.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Family Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Children of all ages and their families are invited to our weekly storytime featuring books, songs, activities, and crafts. No registration required.

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828 x201  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
 
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Knot Just Knitters
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:    413-263-6843  
LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
 
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Decorate A Mug
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come down to the new teen room to make your own mug to take home. Art supplies, mugs, and snacks will be provided. 25 slots are available, so pre-register to be sure you have one. Walk in's are on a first come first serve basis. Ages 13-19 welcome. 

CONTACT:  Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe  413-263-6826 X425  shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Teen Area
There are 25 spaces available.
Sunday October 3, 2021
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Comics Zone

Pick up a comic book kit (templates and pencils) starting on Oct 1. Drop your finished comic (with your name and contact info on the back) off at your participating branch before Oct 31, 2021. It will become part of a Springfield City Library comic book. Copies will be printed for all participants. Art should be in Black and White. Patrons ages 11-18 are welcome. Call 413-263-6846 for more information.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
objects_pencil_brush.png
Inktober: Draw Something!

It's Inktober! Visit us for a low-key, zero-pressure table with lots of supplies and a quiet place to draw and be inspired. Get your artistic flow on with prompts for a different drawing each day, or just draw what you like! Take a photo and tag your drawing to be featured on our social media! For adults.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413-263-6828 x213  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Wellman Hall
Monday October 4, 2021
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Comics Zone

Pick up a comic book kit (templates and pencils) starting on Oct 1. Drop your finished comic (with your name and contact info on the back) off at your participating branch before Oct 31, 2021. It will become part of a Springfield City Library comic book. Copies will be printed for all participants. Art should be in Black and White. Patrons ages 11-18 are welcome. Call 413-263-6846 for more information.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
objects_pencil.png
Comics Zone

Pick up a comic book kit (templates and pencils) starting on Oct 1. Drop your finished comic (with your name and contact info on the back) off at your participating branch before Oct 31, 2021. It will become part of a Springfield City Library comic book. Copies will be printed for all participants. Art should be in Black and White. Patrons ages 11-18 are welcome. Call 413-263-6846 for more information.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
objects_pencil.png
Comics Zone

Pick up a comic book kit (templates and pencils) starting on Oct 1. Drop your finished comic (with your name and contact info on the back) off at your participating branch before Oct 31, 2021. It will become part of a Springfield City Library comic book. Copies will be printed for all participants. Art should be in Black and White. Patrons ages 11-18 are welcome. Call 413-263-6846 for more information.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
objects_pencil.png
Comics Zone

Pick up a comic book kit (templates and pencils) starting on Oct 1. Drop your finished comic (with your name and contact info on the back) off at your participating branch before Oct 31, 2021. It will become part of a Springfield City Library comic book. Copies will be printed for all participants. Art should be in Black and White. Patrons ages 11-18 are welcome. Call 413-263-6846 for more information.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
food_pumpkin.png
Decorate a Fall Pumpkin

Decorate a small styrofoam pumpkin with the supplies we give you or better yet add things from your own home. Send us a photo at tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org with the subject Pumpkin Contest to be entered in a raffle to win a small prize. While supplies last!

CONTACT:  Tricia Labroad  413 263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
anim_dino.png
Deluxe Paper Bag Puppet Kit

Paper bag puppets are a simple but super fun way to get creative. Take your puppet making to the next level with our deluxe kits! We'll provide several bags plus a variety of clothes and accessories. You provide tape or glue and your amazing imagination. Be sure to put on puppet shows for family and friends! 

CONTACT:  Mayra Quiñones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
anim_dino.png
Deluxe Paper Bag Puppet Kit

Paper bag puppets are a simple but super fun way to get creative. Take your puppet making to the next level with our deluxe kits! We'll provide several bags plus a variety of clothes and accessories. You provide tape or glue and your amazing imagination. Be sure to put on puppet shows for family and friends! 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
holiday_cornucopia.png
Harvest Fun Activity

Stop by Mason Square for a bit of Autumn fun. We'll have a different craft weekly to celebrate fall. For children grades K-5.

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413 263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
 
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Hispanic Heritage Month Take and Make

Stop by and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Grab one of our activity bags to complete either at the library,or at home. Supplies are limited.

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6805  GMitchell@SpringfieldLibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
holiday_pumpkin_cute.png
I Spy Mr. Pumpkin

Come to our library and look for the hidden decorated pumpkin hidden. Once you find it, you'll receive a treat, plus a raffle ticket to get a chance to win the pumpkin! All ages. During open hours.

CONTACT:  Maureen Tipton  413 263-6836  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Children's Room
 
holiday_pumpkin_cute.png
I Spy Mr. Pumpkin

Come to our library and look for the hidden decorated pumpkin hidden. Once you find it, you'll receive a treat, plus a raffle ticket to get a chance to win the pumpkin! All ages. During open hours.

CONTACT:  Tricia LaBroad  413 263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
holiday_pumpkin_cute.png
I Spy Mr. Pumpkin

Come to our library and look for the hidden decorated pumpkin hidden. Once you find it, you'll receive a treat, plus a raffle ticket to get a chance to win the pumpkin! All ages. During open hours.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413 263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
holiday_pumpkin_cute.png
I Spy Mr. Pumpkin

Come to our library and look for the hidden decorated pumpkin hidden. Once you find it, you'll receive a treat, plus a raffle ticket to get a chance to win the pumpkin! All ages. During open hours.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
objects_pencil_brush.png
Inktober: Draw Something!

It's Inktober! Visit us for a low-key, zero-pressure table with lots of supplies and a quiet place to draw and be inspired. Get your artistic flow on with prompts for a different drawing each day, or just draw what you like! Take a photo and tag your drawing to be featured on our social media! For teens and adults. Open hours.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Inktober: Draw Something!

It's Inktober! Visit us for a low-key, zero-pressure table with lots of supplies and a quiet place to draw and be inspired. Get your artistic flow on with prompts for a different drawing each day, or just draw what you like! Take a photo and tag your drawing to be featured on our social media! For adults 18+

CONTACT:  Chelsea Bell  (413)263-6858  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Inktober: Draw Something!

It's Inktober! Visit us for a low-key, zero-pressure table with lots of supplies and a quiet place to draw and be inspired. Get your artistic flow on with prompts for different drawing each day, or just draw what you like! Take a photo and tag your drawing to be featured on our social media! For adults.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Inktober: Draw Something!

It's Inktober! Visit us for a low-key, zero-pressure table with lots of supplies and a quiet place to draw and be inspired. Get your artistic flow on with prompts for a different drawing each day, or just draw what you like! Take a photo and tag your drawing to be featured on our social media! For adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Inktober: Draw Something!

It's Inktober! Visit us for a low-key, zero-pressure table with lots of supplies and a quiet place to draw and be inspired. Get your artistic flow on with prompts for a different drawing each day, or just draw what you like! Take a photo and tag your drawing to be featured on our social media! For adults.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413-263-6828 x213  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Wellman Hall
 
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Leaf Rubbing Art

With crayons, leaves and paper make a colorful art masterpiece. 

CONTACT:  Maureen Tipton  413-263-6836  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Children's Room
 
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Lego Samplers

Does your child like to create and would enjoy trying out Legos for the first time? Or are they a Lego expert who would like some new pieces? Stop by for a sampler bag of Lego bricks and get building! Available during open hours throughout the month of October for ages 3+.  Drop by in person or call for curbside pickup.

 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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QR Code Challenge for Teens

Can you find all the answers in our QR Challenge? Pull out your phones and find the clues all around (inside and out) the library. Complete the challenge and claim your prize. For teens 12-18.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Art Explorers - Mark Making
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Get messy and make some art! Artists will explore different materials and styles, learn some art history, and most importantly get their hands dirty and have fun! For art lovers 8-14, no art experience required.

This week we're trying all kinds of different mediums. So join us and make your mark! 

CONTACT:  Talin Linina, Sam Hoffman  4132636828 x395  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
There are 16 spaces available.
 
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Union Meeting
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Ukulele Strum-Along ONLINE
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come and strum with other ukulele enthusiasts in a fun and relaxed atmosphere guided by the Valley’s Ambassador of the Ukulele, Julie Stepanek. Use your own uke, or borrow one from the Central Library. This Zoom event is scheduled for the first Monday of each month from 7-8:00 p.m. 16+

Click here to join the Strum-Along.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828 ex.293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Tuesday October 5, 2021
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Comics Zone

Pick up a comic book kit (templates and pencils) starting on Oct 1. Drop your finished comic (with your name and contact info on the back) off at your participating branch before Oct 31, 2021. It will become part of a Springfield City Library comic book. Copies will be printed for all participants. Art should be in Black and White. Patrons ages 11-18 are welcome. Call 413-263-6846 for more information.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Comics Zone

Pick up a comic book kit (templates and pencils) starting on Oct 1. Drop your finished comic (with your name and contact info on the back) off at your participating branch before Oct 31, 2021. It will become part of a Springfield City Library comic book. Copies will be printed for all participants. Art should be in Black and White. Patrons ages 11-18 are welcome. Call 413-263-6846 for more information.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Comics Zone

Pick up a comic book kit (templates and pencils) starting on Oct 1. Drop your finished comic (with your name and contact info on the back) off at your participating branch before Oct 31, 2021. It will become part of a Springfield City Library comic book. Copies will be printed for all participants. Art should be in Black and White. Patrons ages 11-18 are welcome. Call 413-263-6846 for more information.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Comics Zone

Pick up a comic book kit (templates and pencils) starting on Oct 1. Drop your finished comic (with your name and contact info on the back) off at your participating branch before Oct 31, 2021. It will become part of a Springfield City Library comic book. Copies will be printed for all participants. Art should be in Black and White. Patrons ages 11-18 are welcome. Call 413-263-6846 for more information.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Decorate a Fall Pumpkin

Decorate a small styrofoam pumpkin with the supplies we give you or better yet add things from your own home. Send us a photo at tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org with the subject Pumpkin Contest to be entered in a raffle to win a small prize. While supplies last!

CONTACT:  Tricia Labroad  413 263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Deluxe Paper Bag Puppet Kit

Paper bag puppets are a simple but super fun way to get creative. Take your puppet making to the next level with our deluxe kits! We'll provide several bags plus a variety of clothes and accessories. You provide tape or glue and your amazing imagination. Be sure to put on puppet shows for family and friends! 

CONTACT:  Mayra Quiñones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Deluxe Paper Bag Puppet Kit

Paper bag puppets are a simple but super fun way to get creative. Take your puppet making to the next level with our deluxe kits! We'll provide several bags plus a variety of clothes and accessories. You provide tape or glue and your amazing imagination. Be sure to put on puppet shows for family and friends! 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Harvest Fun Activity

Stop by Mason Square for a bit of Autumn fun. We'll have a different craft weekly to celebrate fall. For children grades K-5.

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413 263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
 
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Hispanic Heritage Month Take and Make

Stop by and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Grab one of our activity bags to complete either at the library,or at home. Supplies are limited.

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6805  GMitchell@SpringfieldLibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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I Spy Mr. Pumpkin

Come to our library and look for the hidden decorated pumpkin hidden. Once you find it, you'll receive a treat, plus a raffle ticket to get a chance to win the pumpkin! All ages. During open hours.

CONTACT:  Maureen Tipton  413 263-6836  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Children's Room
 
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I Spy Mr. Pumpkin

Come to our library and look for the hidden decorated pumpkin hidden. Once you find it, you'll receive a treat, plus a raffle ticket to get a chance to win the pumpkin! All ages. During open hours.

CONTACT:  Tricia LaBroad  413 263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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I Spy Mr. Pumpkin

Come to our library and look for the hidden decorated pumpkin hidden. Once you find it, you'll receive a treat, plus a raffle ticket to get a chance to win the pumpkin! All ages. During open hours.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413 263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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I Spy Mr. Pumpkin

Come to our library and look for the hidden decorated pumpkin hidden. Once you find it, you'll receive a treat, plus a raffle ticket to get a chance to win the pumpkin! All ages. During open hours.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Inktober: Draw Something!

It's Inktober! Visit us for a low-key, zero-pressure table with lots of supplies and a quiet place to draw and be inspired. Get your artistic flow on with prompts for a different drawing each day, or just draw what you like! Take a photo and tag your drawing to be featured on our social media! For teens and adults. Open hours.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Inktober: Draw Something!

It's Inktober! Visit us for a low-key, zero-pressure table with lots of supplies and a quiet place to draw and be inspired. Get your artistic flow on with prompts for a different drawing each day, or just draw what you like! Take a photo and tag your drawing to be featured on our social media! For adults 18+

CONTACT:  Chelsea Bell  (413)263-6858  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Inktober: Draw Something!

It's Inktober! Visit us for a low-key, zero-pressure table with lots of supplies and a quiet place to draw and be inspired. Get your artistic flow on with prompts for different drawing each day, or just draw what you like! Take a photo and tag your drawing to be featured on our social media! For adults.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Inktober: Draw Something!

It's Inktober! Visit us for a low-key, zero-pressure table with lots of supplies and a quiet place to draw and be inspired. Get your artistic flow on with prompts for a different drawing each day, or just draw what you like! Take a photo and tag your drawing to be featured on our social media! For adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Inktober: Draw Something!

It's Inktober! Visit us for a low-key, zero-pressure table with lots of supplies and a quiet place to draw and be inspired. Get your artistic flow on with prompts for a different drawing each day, or just draw what you like! Take a photo and tag your drawing to be featured on our social media! For adults.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413-263-6828 x213  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Wellman Hall
 
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Leaf Rubbing Art

With crayons, leaves and paper make a colorful art masterpiece. 

CONTACT:  Maureen Tipton  413-263-6836  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Children's Room
 
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Lego Samplers

Does your child like to create and would enjoy trying out Legos for the first time? Or are they a Lego expert who would like some new pieces? Stop by for a sampler bag of Lego bricks and get building! Available during open hours throughout the month of October for ages 3+.  Drop by in person or call for curbside pickup.

 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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QR Code Challenge for Teens

Can you find all the answers in our QR Challenge? Pull out your phones and find the clues all around (inside and out) the library. Complete the challenge and claim your prize. For teens 12-18.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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You're Invited! Coffee Hour For Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

You're invited to stop by for a visit! Bring along your knitting,grab some books, or catch up with a friend over coffee and a puzzle. Every week, folks from the neighborhood, and those that provide services for Seniors will pop by to keep you informed and entertained. Refreshments provided. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs and the Federal Administration for Community Living.

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
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Hora de Cuentos / Spanish Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Vengan y participen todos los martes en una hora de cuentos en español: cuentos, cancioncitas, rimas, y actividades manuales. Compartan con amiguitos y refrescos. Edades 1-5, familias bienvenidas.

Come and join us every Tueday for a story time in Spanish: stories, songs, rhymes, and crafts. Make new friends and enjoy snacks. Ages 1-5, families welcome.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Wee Ones: Storytime and Playgroup
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Storytime plays an important role in building early literacy and social skills. Join us for an interactive storytime featuring books, songs, and playtime for babies and toddlers birth to five with social time for caregivers.

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6853 x201  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
 
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Homeschool Families Open House
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

We are so excited to welcome you back to the library! This open house is an opportunity to connect with old friends and new, learn about library resources, and share ideas with librarians about how we can support your homeschool family. Snacks and refreshments will be served. 

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828 x444  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
 
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Teen Tuesdays
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be after school, look no further.  Get inspired by a wide array of art and writing materials or play one of our many board games.  Enjoy the company of others or grab a quiet space for some precious alone time. Ages 12-18.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-427-9462  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday October 6, 2021
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Comics Zone

Pick up a comic book kit (templates and pencils) starting on Oct 1. Drop your finished comic (with your name and contact info on the back) off at your participating branch before Oct 31, 2021. It will become part of a Springfield City Library comic book. Copies will be printed for all participants. Art should be in Black and White. Patrons ages 11-18 are welcome. Call 413-263-6846 for more information.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Comics Zone

Pick up a comic book kit (templates and pencils) starting on Oct 1. Drop your finished comic (with your name and contact info on the back) off at your participating branch before Oct 31, 2021. It will become part of a Springfield City Library comic book. Copies will be printed for all participants. Art should be in Black and White. Patrons ages 11-18 are welcome. Call 413-263-6846 for more information.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Comics Zone

Pick up a comic book kit (templates and pencils) starting on Oct 1. Drop your finished comic (with your name and contact info on the back) off at your participating branch before Oct 31, 2021. It will become part of a Springfield City Library comic book. Copies will be printed for all participants. Art should be in Black and White. Patrons ages 11-18 are welcome. Call 413-263-6846 for more information.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Comics Zone

Pick up a comic book kit (templates and pencils) starting on Oct 1. Drop your finished comic (with your name and contact info on the back) off at your participating branch before Oct 31, 2021. It will become part of a Springfield City Library comic book. Copies will be printed for all participants. Art should be in Black and White. Patrons ages 11-18 are welcome. Call 413-263-6846 for more information.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Decorate a Fall Pumpkin

Decorate a small styrofoam pumpkin with the supplies we give you or better yet add things from your own home. Send us a photo at tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org with the subject Pumpkin Contest to be entered in a raffle to win a small prize. While supplies last!

CONTACT:  Tricia Labroad  413 263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Deluxe Paper Bag Puppet Kit

Paper bag puppets are a simple but super fun way to get creative. Take your puppet making to the next level with our deluxe kits! We'll provide several bags plus a variety of clothes and accessories. You provide tape or glue and your amazing imagination. Be sure to put on puppet shows for family and friends! 

CONTACT:  Mayra Quiñones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Deluxe Paper Bag Puppet Kit

Paper bag puppets are a simple but super fun way to get creative. Take your puppet making to the next level with our deluxe kits! We'll provide several bags plus a variety of clothes and accessories. You provide tape or glue and your amazing imagination. Be sure to put on puppet shows for family and friends! 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Harvest Fun Activity

Stop by Mason Square for a bit of Autumn fun. We'll have a different craft weekly to celebrate fall. For children grades K-5.

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413 263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
 
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Hispanic Heritage Month Take and Make

Stop by and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Grab one of our activity bags to complete either at the library,or at home. Supplies are limited.

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6805  GMitchell@SpringfieldLibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
holiday_pumpkin_cute.png
I Spy Mr. Pumpkin

Come to our library and look for the hidden decorated pumpkin hidden. Once you find it, you'll receive a treat, plus a raffle ticket to get a chance to win the pumpkin! All ages. During open hours.

CONTACT:  Tricia LaBroad  413 263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
holiday_pumpkin_cute.png
I Spy Mr. Pumpkin

Come to our library and look for the hidden decorated pumpkin hidden. Once you find it, you'll receive a treat, plus a raffle ticket to get a chance to win the pumpkin! All ages. During open hours.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413 263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
holiday_pumpkin_cute.png
I Spy Mr. Pumpkin

Come to our library and look for the hidden decorated pumpkin hidden. Once you find it, you'll receive a treat, plus a raffle ticket to get a chance to win the pumpkin! All ages. During open hours.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
holiday_pumpkin_cute.png
I Spy Mr. Pumpkin

Come to our library and look for the hidden decorated pumpkin hidden. Once you find it, you'll receive a treat, plus a raffle ticket to get a chance to win the pumpkin! All ages. During open hours.

CONTACT:  Maureen Tipton  413 263-6836  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Children's Room
 
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Inktober: Draw Something!

It's Inktober! Visit us for a low-key, zero-pressure table with lots of supplies and a quiet place to draw and be inspired. Get your artistic flow on with prompts for a different drawing each day, or just draw what you like! Take a photo and tag your drawing to be featured on our social media! For teens and adults. Open hours.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Inktober: Draw Something!

It's Inktober! Visit us for a low-key, zero-pressure table with lots of supplies and a quiet place to draw and be inspired. Get your artistic flow on with prompts for a different drawing each day, or just draw what you like! Take a photo and tag your drawing to be featured on our social media! For adults 18+

CONTACT:  Chelsea Bell  (413)263-6858  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Inktober: Draw Something!

It's Inktober! Visit us for a low-key, zero-pressure table with lots of supplies and a quiet place to draw and be inspired. Get your artistic flow on with prompts for different drawing each day, or just draw what you like! Take a photo and tag your drawing to be featured on our social media! For adults.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Inktober: Draw Something!

It's Inktober! Visit us for a low-key, zero-pressure table with lots of supplies and a quiet place to draw and be inspired. Get your artistic flow on with prompts for a different drawing each day, or just draw what you like! Take a photo and tag your drawing to be featured on our social media! For adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Inktober: Draw Something!

It's Inktober! Visit us for a low-key, zero-pressure table with lots of supplies and a quiet place to draw and be inspired. Get your artistic flow on with prompts for a different drawing each day, or just draw what you like! Take a photo and tag your drawing to be featured on our social media! For adults.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413-263-6828 x213  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Wellman Hall
 
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Leaf Rubbing Art

With crayons, leaves and paper make a colorful art masterpiece. 

CONTACT:  Maureen Tipton  413-263-6836  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Children's Room
 
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Lego Samplers

Does your child like to create and would enjoy trying out Legos for the first time? Or are they a Lego expert who would like some new pieces? Stop by for a sampler bag of Lego bricks and get building! Available during open hours throughout the month of October for ages 3+.  Drop by in person or call for curbside pickup.

 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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QR Code Challenge for Teens

Can you find all the answers in our QR Challenge? Pull out your phones and find the clues all around (inside and out) the library. Complete the challenge and claim your prize. For teens 12-18.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Home City Families: Gross Motor Playgroup
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Calling all parents with young children! We invite you along with your child for a fun filled hour of gross motor fun. This is a great opportunity to meet other parents and give your child the opportunity to socialize with other children their age. No registration required!

CONTACT:  Jennifer Teehan-Sanford    teehan-sanfordj@springfieldpublicschools.com
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413 263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Home City Families: Bilingual Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Whether Spanish is your primary language or you’re looking for your child to learn a little Spanish, this is the group for you! Brightwood Branch Library Playgroup is a bilingual group run in both English & Spanish! This is a great opportunity to meet other parents and give your child the opportunity to socialize with other children their age. No registration required!

CONTACT:  Jennifer Teehan-Sanford    teehan-sanfordj@springfieldpublicschools.com
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Mason Square Fall Fest
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Stop by and catch up with old friends. Play a game in the Reading Garden, treat yourself to pie and kettle corn, make a Fall-inspired craft, or join an outdoor scavenger hunt! Guess the Pumpkin's Weight and get a chance to take it home! For families.

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413 263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
 
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Molas: Fun Geometric Art
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Have you ever heard of molas? Molas are a geometric art form created through the fusion of the Guna and Spanish peoples' cultures. Stop by to create your own molas to bring home!

CONTACT:  Mayra Quinones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Read to Reimi a Therapy Dog
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children are invited to read to Reimi, a hypoallergenic Goldendoodle who loves everyone! Practice reading to her and become a confident reader. Ages 5 and up.

CONTACT:  Maureen Tipton  413-263-6836  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Children's Room
 
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Worry Dolls
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Worry not when you have your own worry doll! Worry dolls are small hand-made dolls that were first created thousands of years ago by the Guatemalan ancestors of the Mayans. When children feel worried, they can tell those worries to the doll to feel better. Create your own worry dolls to take home.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@SpringfieldLibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Kids Gaming Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Play computer games and make friends at the Gaming Club! We will be playing games that encourage collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. The games included in this program are Roblox, Minecraft, Scratch, and more. Limited to 10 kids. Sign in begins at 5:45 p.m. Ages 8-12.

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828 x444  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
 
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Books & Brew Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join a lively discussion with other book lovers, and enjoy your favorite brew too. Books & Brew meets on the first Wednesday of each month, Ages 18+, at Nathan Bill's Restaurant in Springfield.

This month's selection is Drawing Without an Eraser by Guy McLain. Guy McLain is a local author. In follow up, the November 2021 Books & Brew will be an author talk with Mr. McLain. Copies of the book will be available at the East Forest Park and Forest Park Branch Libraries.

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Offsite
Thursday October 7, 2021
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Comics Zone

Pick up a comic book kit (templates and pencils) starting on Oct 1. Drop your finished comic (with your name and contact info on the back) off at your participating branch before Oct 31, 2021. It will become part of a Springfield City Library comic book. Copies will be printed for all participants. Art should be in Black and White. Patrons ages 11-18 are welcome. Call 413-263-6846 for more information.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Comics Zone

Pick up a comic book kit (templates and pencils) starting on Oct 1. Drop your finished comic (with your name and contact info on the back) off at your participating branch before Oct 31, 2021. It will become part of a Springfield City Library comic book. Copies will be printed for all participants. Art should be in Black and White. Patrons ages 11-18 are welcome. Call 413-263-6846 for more information.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Comics Zone

Pick up a comic book kit (templates and pencils) starting on Oct 1. Drop your finished comic (with your name and contact info on the back) off at your participating branch before Oct 31, 2021. It will become part of a Springfield City Library comic book. Copies will be printed for all participants. Art should be in Black and White. Patrons ages 11-18 are welcome. Call 413-263-6846 for more information.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Comics Zone

Pick up a comic book kit (templates and pencils) starting on Oct 1. Drop your finished comic (with your name and contact info on the back) off at your participating branch before Oct 31, 2021. It will become part of a Springfield City Library comic book. Copies will be printed for all participants. Art should be in Black and White. Patrons ages 11-18 are welcome. Call 413-263-6846 for more information.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Decorate a Fall Pumpkin

Decorate a small styrofoam pumpkin with the supplies we give you or better yet add things from your own home. Send us a photo at tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org with the subject Pumpkin Contest to be entered in a raffle to win a small prize. While supplies last!

CONTACT:  Tricia Labroad  413 263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Deluxe Paper Bag Puppet Kit

Paper bag puppets are a simple but super fun way to get creative. Take your puppet making to the next level with our deluxe kits! We'll provide several bags plus a variety of clothes and accessories. You provide tape or glue and your amazing imagination. Be sure to put on puppet shows for family and friends! 

CONTACT:  Mayra Quiñones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Deluxe Paper Bag Puppet Kit

Paper bag puppets are a simple but super fun way to get creative. Take your puppet making to the next level with our deluxe kits! We'll provide several bags plus a variety of clothes and accessories. You provide tape or glue and your amazing imagination. Be sure to put on puppet shows for family and friends! 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Harvest Fun Activity

Stop by Mason Square for a bit of Autumn fun. We'll have a different craft weekly to celebrate fall. For children grades K-5.

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413 263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
 
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Hispanic Heritage Month Take and Make

Stop by and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Grab one of our activity bags to complete either at the library,or at home. Supplies are limited.

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6805  GMitchell@SpringfieldLibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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I Spy Mr. Pumpkin

Come to our library and look for the hidden decorated pumpkin hidden. Once you find it, you'll receive a treat, plus a raffle ticket to get a chance to win the pumpkin! All ages. During open hours.

CONTACT:  Maureen Tipton  413 263-6836  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Children's Room
 
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I Spy Mr. Pumpkin

Come to our library and look for the hidden decorated pumpkin hidden. Once you find it, you'll receive a treat, plus a raffle ticket to get a chance to win the pumpkin! All ages. During open hours.

CONTACT:  Tricia LaBroad  413 263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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I Spy Mr. Pumpkin

Come to our library and look for the hidden decorated pumpkin hidden. Once you find it, you'll receive a treat, plus a raffle ticket to get a chance to win the pumpkin! All ages. During open hours.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413 263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
holiday_pumpkin_cute.png
I Spy Mr. Pumpkin

Come to our library and look for the hidden decorated pumpkin hidden. Once you find it, you'll receive a treat, plus a raffle ticket to get a chance to win the pumpkin! All ages. During open hours.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Inktober: Draw Something!

It's Inktober! Visit us for a low-key, zero-pressure table with lots of supplies and a quiet place to draw and be inspired. Get your artistic flow on with prompts for a different drawing each day, or just draw what you like! Take a photo and tag your drawing to be featured on our social media! For teens and adults. Open hours.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Inktober: Draw Something!

It's Inktober! Visit us for a low-key, zero-pressure table with lots of supplies and a quiet place to draw and be inspired. Get your artistic flow on with prompts for a different drawing each day, or just draw what you like! Take a photo and tag your drawing to be featured on our social media! For adults 18+

CONTACT:  Chelsea Bell  (413)263-6858  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Inktober: Draw Something!

It's Inktober! Visit us for a low-key, zero-pressure table with lots of supplies and a quiet place to draw and be inspired. Get your artistic flow on with prompts for different drawing each day, or just draw what you like! Take a photo and tag your drawing to be featured on our social media! For adults.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Inktober: Draw Something!

It's Inktober! Visit us for a low-key, zero-pressure table with lots of supplies and a quiet place to draw and be inspired. Get your artistic flow on with prompts for a different drawing each day, or just draw what you like! Take a photo and tag your drawing to be featured on our social media! For adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Inktober: Draw Something!

It's Inktober! Visit us for a low-key, zero-pressure table with lots of supplies and a quiet place to draw and be inspired. Get your artistic flow on with prompts for a different drawing each day, or just draw what you like! Take a photo and tag your drawing to be featured on our social media! For adults.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413-263-6828 x213  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Wellman Hall
 
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Leaf Rubbing Art

With crayons, leaves and paper make a colorful art masterpiece. 

CONTACT:  Maureen Tipton  413-263-6836  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Children's Room
 
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Lego Samplers

Does your child like to create and would enjoy trying out Legos for the first time? Or are they a Lego expert who would like some new pieces? Stop by for a sampler bag of Lego bricks and get building! Available during open hours throughout the month of October for ages 3+.  Drop by in person or call for curbside pickup.

 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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QR Code Challenge for Teens

Can you find all the answers in our QR Challenge? Pull out your phones and find the clues all around (inside and out) the library. Complete the challenge and claim your prize. For teens 12-18.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Circle Time Fun
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for songs, rhymes and a story or two. "Circle time" is a fun experience for your child and also a great way to be ready for preschool and kindergarten. We'll stay safe by meeting outdoors and encouraging social distancing. Families are welcome to bring their own blankets and sunscreen. (In event of rain, program will be canceled.) Ages 0-5, older siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Knot Just Knitters
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Molas: Fun Geometric Art
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Have you ever heard of molas? Molas are a geometric art form created through the fusion of the Guna and Spanish peoples' cultures. Stop by  to create your own molas to bring home!

CONTACT:  Haydee Hodis  413-263-6805  HHodis@SpringfieldLibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
Friday October 8, 2021
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Comics Zone

Pick up a comic book kit (templates and pencils) starting on Oct 1. Drop your finished comic (with your name and contact info on the back) off at your participating branch before Oct 31, 2021. It will become part of a Springfield City Library comic book. Copies will be printed for all participants. Art should be in Black and White. Patrons ages 11-18 are welcome. Call 413-263-6846 for more information.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Comics Zone

Pick up a comic book kit (templates and pencils) starting on Oct 1. Drop your finished comic (with your name and contact info on the back) off at your participating branch before Oct 31, 2021. It will become part of a Springfield City Library comic book. Copies will be printed for all participants. Art should be in Black and White. Patrons ages 11-18 are welcome. Call 413-263-6846 for more information.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Comics Zone

Pick up a comic book kit (templates and pencils) starting on Oct 1. Drop your finished comic (with your name and contact info on the back) off at your participating branch before Oct 31, 2021. It will become part of a Springfield City Library comic book. Copies will be printed for all participants. Art should be in Black and White. Patrons ages 11-18 are welcome. Call 413-263-6846 for more information.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Comics Zone

Pick up a comic book kit (templates and pencils) starting on Oct 1. Drop your finished comic (with your name and contact info on the back) off at your participating branch before Oct 31, 2021. It will become part of a Springfield City Library comic book. Copies will be printed for all participants. Art should be in Black and White. Patrons ages 11-18 are welcome. Call 413-263-6846 for more information.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Decorate a Fall Pumpkin

Decorate a small styrofoam pumpkin with the supplies we give you or better yet add things from your own home. Send us a photo at tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org with the subject Pumpkin Contest to be entered in a raffle to win a small prize. While supplies last!

CONTACT:  Tricia Labroad  413 263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Deluxe Paper Bag Puppet Kit

Paper bag puppets are a simple but super fun way to get creative. Take your puppet making to the next level with our deluxe kits! We'll provide several bags plus a variety of clothes and accessories. You provide tape or glue and your amazing imagination. Be sure to put on puppet shows for family and friends! 

CONTACT:  Mayra Quiñones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Deluxe Paper Bag Puppet Kit

Paper bag puppets are a simple but super fun way to get creative. Take your puppet making to the next level with our deluxe kits! We'll provide several bags plus a variety of clothes and accessories. You provide tape or glue and your amazing imagination. Be sure to put on puppet shows for family and friends! 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Harvest Fun Activity

Stop by Mason Square for a bit of Autumn fun. We'll have a different craft weekly to celebrate fall. For children grades K-5.

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413 263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
 
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Hispanic Heritage Month Take and Make

Stop by and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Grab one of our activity bags to complete either at the library,or at home. Supplies are limited.

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6805  GMitchell@SpringfieldLibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
holiday_pumpkin_cute.png
I Spy Mr. Pumpkin

Come to our library and look for the hidden decorated pumpkin hidden. Once you find it, you'll receive a treat, plus a raffle ticket to get a chance to win the pumpkin! All ages. During open hours.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413 263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
holiday_pumpkin_cute.png
I Spy Mr. Pumpkin

Come to our library and look for the hidden decorated pumpkin hidden. Once you find it, you'll receive a treat, plus a raffle ticket to get a chance to win the pumpkin! All ages. During open hours.

CONTACT:  Maureen Tipton  413 263-6836  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Children's Room
 
holiday_pumpkin_cute.png
I Spy Mr. Pumpkin

Come to our library and look for the hidden decorated pumpkin hidden. Once you find it, you'll receive a treat, plus a raffle ticket to get a chance to win the pumpkin! All ages. During open hours.

CONTACT:  Tricia LaBroad  413 263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
holiday_pumpkin_cute.png
I Spy Mr. Pumpkin

Come to our library and look for the hidden decorated pumpkin hidden. Once you find it, you'll receive a treat, plus a raffle ticket to get a chance to win the pumpkin! All ages. During open hours.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Inktober: Draw Something!

It's Inktober! Visit us for a low-key, zero-pressure table with lots of supplies and a quiet place to draw and be inspired. Get your artistic flow on with prompts for a different drawing each day, or just draw what you like! Take a photo and tag your drawing to be featured on our social media! For adults 18+

CONTACT:  Chelsea Bell  (413)263-6858  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Inktober: Draw Something!

It's Inktober! Visit us for a low-key, zero-pressure table with lots of supplies and a quiet place to draw and be inspired. Get your artistic flow on with prompts for a different drawing each day, or just draw what you like! Take a photo and tag your drawing to be featured on our social media! For teens and adults. Open hours.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Inktober: Draw Something!

It's Inktober! Visit us for a low-key, zero-pressure table with lots of supplies and a quiet place to draw and be inspired. Get your artistic flow on with prompts for different drawing each day, or just draw what you like! Take a photo and tag your drawing to be featured on our social media! For adults.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Inktober: Draw Something!

It's Inktober! Visit us for a low-key, zero-pressure table with lots of supplies and a quiet place to draw and be inspired. Get your artistic flow on with prompts for a different drawing each day, or just draw what you like! Take a photo and tag your drawing to be featured on our social media! For adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Leaf Rubbing Art

With crayons, leaves and paper make a colorful art masterpiece. 

CONTACT:  Maureen Tipton  413-263-6836  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Children's Room
 
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Lego Samplers

Does your child like to create and would enjoy trying out Legos for the first time? Or are they a Lego expert who would like some new pieces? Stop by for a sampler bag of Lego bricks and get building! Available during open hours throughout the month of October for ages 3+.  Drop by in person or call for curbside pickup.

 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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QR Code Challenge for Teens

Can you find all the answers in our QR Challenge? Pull out your phones and find the clues all around (inside and out) the library. Complete the challenge and claim your prize. For teens 12-18.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Knot Just Knitters
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:    413-263-6840  
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:    413-263-6836  
LOCATION: East Forest Park Cafe
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
 
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Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

School getting you stressed? Join our Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club. We supply the artist-quality crayons, pencils and pens and coloring pages, to spark your creativity. Just drop by and color your stress away. In the teen room, Friday afternoons, 1-5pm. Ages 12-18.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Home City Families: Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Parents and their children are invited to join us for stories, songs, and activities! East Forest Park Branch Library Playgroup is a great opportunity to meet other parents and give your child the opportunity to socialize with other children their age. No registration required!

CONTACT:  Jennifer Teehan-Sanford    teehan-sanfordj@springfieldpublicschools.com
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room
Saturday October 9, 2021
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Comics Zone

Pick up a comic book kit (templates and pencils) starting on Oct 1. Drop your finished comic (with your name and contact info on the back) off at your participating branch before Oct 31, 2021. It will become part of a Springfield City Library comic book. Copies will be printed for all participants. Art should be in Black and White. Patrons ages 11-18 are welcome. Call 413-263-6846 for more information.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Comics Zone

Pick up a comic book kit (templates and pencils) starting on Oct 1. Drop your finished comic (with your name and contact info on the back) off at your participating branch before Oct 31, 2021. It will become part of a Springfield City Library comic book. Copies will be printed for all participants. Art should be in Black and White. Patrons ages 11-18 are welcome. Call 413-263-6846 for more information.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Comics Zone

Pick up a comic book kit (templates and pencils) starting on Oct 1. Drop your finished comic (with your name and contact info on the back) off at your participating branch before Oct 31, 2021. It will become part of a Springfield City Library comic book. Copies will be printed for all participants. Art should be in Black and White. Patrons ages 11-18 are welcome. Call 413-263-6846 for more information.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
objects_pencil.png
Comics Zone

Pick up a comic book kit (templates and pencils) starting on Oct 1. Drop your finished comic (with your name and contact info on the back) off at your participating branch before Oct 31, 2021. It will become part of a Springfield City Library comic book. Copies will be printed for all participants. Art should be in Black and White. Patrons ages 11-18 are welcome. Call 413-263-6846 for more information.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
food_pumpkin.png
Decorate a Fall Pumpkin

Decorate a small styrofoam pumpkin with the supplies we give you or better yet add things from your own home. Send us a photo at tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org with the subject Pumpkin Contest to be entered in a raffle to win a small prize. While supplies last!

CONTACT:  Tricia Labroad  413 263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
anim_dino.png
Deluxe Paper Bag Puppet Kit

Paper bag puppets are a simple but super fun way to get creative. Take your puppet making to the next level with our deluxe kits! We'll provide several bags plus a variety of clothes and accessories. You provide tape or glue and your amazing imagination. Be sure to put on puppet shows for family and friends! 

CONTACT:  Mayra Quiñones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
anim_dino.png
Deluxe Paper Bag Puppet Kit

Paper bag puppets are a simple but super fun way to get creative. Take your puppet making to the next level with our deluxe kits! We'll provide several bags plus a variety of clothes and accessories. You provide tape or glue and your amazing imagination. Be sure to put on puppet shows for family and friends! 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
holiday_cornucopia.png
Harvest Fun Activity

Stop by Mason Square for a bit of Autumn fun. We'll have a different craft weekly to celebrate fall. For children grades K-5.

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413 263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
 
holiday_pumpkin_cute.png
I Spy Mr. Pumpkin

Come to our library and look for the hidden decorated pumpkin hidden. Once you find it, you'll receive a treat, plus a raffle ticket to get a chance to win the pumpkin! All ages. During open hours.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413 263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
holiday_pumpkin_cute.png
I Spy Mr. Pumpkin

Come to our library and look for the hidden decorated pumpkin hidden. Once you find it, you'll receive a treat, plus a raffle ticket to get a chance to win the pumpkin! All ages. During open hours.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
holiday_pumpkin_cute.png
I Spy Mr. Pumpkin

Come to our library and look for the hidden decorated pumpkin hidden. Once you find it, you'll receive a treat, plus a raffle ticket to get a chance to win the pumpkin! All ages. During open hours.

CONTACT:  Tricia LaBroad  413 263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
holiday_pumpkin_cute.png
I Spy Mr. Pumpkin

Come to our library and look for the hidden decorated pumpkin hidden. Once you find it, you'll receive a treat, plus a raffle ticket to get a chance to win the pumpkin! All ages. During open hours.

CONTACT:  Maureen Tipton  413 263-6836  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Children's Room
 
objects_pencil_brush.png
Inktober: Draw Something!

It's Inktober! Visit us for a low-key, zero-pressure table with lots of supplies and a quiet place to draw and be inspired. Get your artistic flow on with prompts for a different drawing each day, or just draw what you like! Take a photo and tag your drawing to be featured on our social media! For teens and adults. Open hours.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
objects_pencil_brush.png
Inktober: Draw Something!

It's Inktober! Visit us for a low-key, zero-pressure table with lots of supplies and a quiet place to draw and be inspired. Get your artistic flow on with prompts for different drawing each day, or just draw what you like! Take a photo and tag your drawing to be featured on our social media! For adults.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
objects_pencil_brush.png
Inktober: Draw Something!

It's Inktober! Visit us for a low-key, zero-pressure table with lots of supplies and a quiet place to draw and be inspired. Get your artistic flow on with prompts for a different drawing each day, or just draw what you like! Take a photo and tag your drawing to be featured on our social media! For adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Inktober: Draw Something!

It's Inktober! Visit us for a low-key, zero-pressure table with lots of supplies and a quiet place to draw and be inspired. Get your artistic flow on with prompts for a different drawing each day, or just draw what you like! Take a photo and tag your drawing to be featured on our social media! For adults 18+

CONTACT:  Chelsea Bell  (413)263-6858  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Inktober: Draw Something!

It's Inktober! Visit us for a low-key, zero-pressure table with lots of supplies and a quiet place to draw and be inspired. Get your artistic flow on with prompts for a different drawing each day, or just draw what you like! Take a photo and tag your drawing to be featured on our social media! For adults.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413-263-6828 x213  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Wellman Hall
 
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Leaf Rubbing Art

With crayons, leaves and paper make a colorful art masterpiece. 

CONTACT:  Maureen Tipton  413-263-6836  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Children's Room
 
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Lego Samplers

Does your child like to create and would enjoy trying out Legos for the first time? Or are they a Lego expert who would like some new pieces? Stop by for a sampler bag of Lego bricks and get building! Available during open hours throughout the month of October for ages 3+.  Drop by in person or call for curbside pickup.

 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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QR Code Challenge for Teens

Can you find all the answers in our QR Challenge? Pull out your phones and find the clues all around (inside and out) the library. Complete the challenge and claim your prize. For teens 12-18.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Ward 7 Democratic Committee Monthly Meeting
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  George Sampson  413-237-8975  ward6demsspfd@gmail.com
LOCATION: East Forest Park Pergola Outdoors
 
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Family Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Children of all ages and their families are invited to our weekly storytime featuring books, songs, activities, and crafts. No registration required.

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828 x201  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
 
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Knot Just Knitters
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:    413-263-6843  
LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
 
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Write-Up Springfield
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Creative writers of all types are invited to Write-Up Springfield's monthly meeting of networking, writing exercise, and sharing. Led by Tara Dasso and Kateri M. Walsh, these hands-on workshops are a chance to hone your skill and hear from other western Massachusetts writers on creative writing. Newcomers welcomed, though please preregister at 413-263-6836 or mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org so we can properly plan.

Funding comes from the Friends of the Library and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6836  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Genealogy Help Drop-In Lab - ONLINE
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Drop-in online for help with genealogy questions. We can show you how to access the library's genealogy resources, get started with your family history, or tackle a stumbling block on your existing family history project. If you can't make it to the lab, call to make a one-on-one appointment with the librarian. 413-263-6828 x395, ask for Gary, or email gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org. 18+

Click for Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Gary Pysznik  413-263-6828, x395  gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Sunday October 10, 2021
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Comics Zone

Pick up a comic book kit (templates and pencils) starting on Oct 1. Drop your finished comic (with your name and contact info on the back) off at your participating branch before Oct 31, 2021. It will become part of a Springfield City Library comic book. Copies will be printed for all participants. Art should be in Black and White. Patrons ages 11-18 are welcome. Call 413-263-6846 for more information.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Inktober: Draw Something!

It's Inktober! Visit us for a low-key, zero-pressure table with lots of supplies and a quiet place to draw and be inspired. Get your artistic flow on with prompts for a different drawing each day, or just draw what you like! Take a photo and tag your drawing to be featured on our social media! For adults.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413-263-6828 x213  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Wellman Hall
Monday October 11, 2021
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Columbus Day: All Locations Closed

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

CONTACT:  Director's Office  413 263-6828 ext 290  
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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QR Code Challenge for Teens

Can you find all the answers in our QR Challenge? Pull out your phones and find the clues all around (inside and out) the library. Complete the challenge and claim your prize. For teens 12-18.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Tuesday October 12, 2021
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Comics Zone

Pick up a comic book kit (templates and pencils) starting on Oct 1. Drop your finished comic (with your name and contact info on the back) off at your participating branch before Oct 31, 2021. It will become part of a Springfield City Library comic book. Copies will be printed for all participants. Art should be in Black and White. Patrons ages 11-18 are welcome. Call 413-263-6846 for more information.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Comics Zone

Pick up a comic book kit (templates and pencils) starting on Oct 1. Drop your finished comic (with your name and contact info on the back) off at your participating branch before Oct 31, 2021. It will become part of a Springfield City Library comic book. Copies will be printed for all participants. Art should be in Black and White. Patrons ages 11-18 are welcome. Call 413-263-6846 for more information.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Comics Zone

Pick up a comic book kit (templates and pencils) starting on Oct 1. Drop your finished comic (with your name and contact info on the back) off at your participating branch before Oct 31, 2021. It will become part of a Springfield City Library comic book. Copies will be printed for all participants. Art should be in Black and White. Patrons ages 11-18 are welcome. Call 413-263-6846 for more information.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Comics Zone

Pick up a comic book kit (templates and pencils) starting on Oct 1. Drop your finished comic (with your name and contact info on the back) off at your participating branch before Oct 31, 2021. It will become part of a Springfield City Library comic book. Copies will be printed for all participants. Art should be in Black and White. Patrons ages 11-18 are welcome. Call 413-263-6846 for more information.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Decorate a Fall Pumpkin

Decorate a small styrofoam pumpkin with the supplies we give you or better yet add things from your own home. Send us a photo at tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org with the subject Pumpkin Contest to be entered in a raffle to win a small prize. While supplies last!

CONTACT:  Tricia Labroad  413 263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Deluxe Paper Bag Puppet Kit

Paper bag puppets are a simple but super fun way to get creative. Take your puppet making to the next level with our deluxe kits! We'll provide several bags plus a variety of clothes and accessories. You provide tape or glue and your amazing imagination. Be sure to put on puppet shows for family and friends! 

CONTACT:  Mayra Quiñones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Deluxe Paper Bag Puppet Kit

Paper bag puppets are a simple but super fun way to get creative. Take your puppet making to the next level with our deluxe kits! We'll provide several bags plus a variety of clothes and accessories. You provide tape or glue and your amazing imagination. Be sure to put on puppet shows for family and friends! 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres