Friday April 16, 2021
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A Poem With Your Pick Up

April is National Poetry Month! All curbside pickups throughout April will include an age-appropriate poem (children, teens, adults). A new poem every week!

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6805  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Beading Fun Take and Make

Looking for a fresh craft idea?  We have "bead-iful" fun just waiting for you! Children can make wristbands and necklaces to wear while practicing patterns, counting and fine motor skills.  We'll provide a bag full of plastic and wooden beads along with a variety of string, yarn and pipe cleaners.  Ideal for children ages 3-8 with older children welcome. Call for convenient curbside pickup.

At the following locations: Brightwood Branch, East Springfield Branch, Forest Park Branch,  Sixteen Acres Branch

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Color Scavenger Hunt

What colored items can you find outside this spring? Pick up a scavenger hunt curbside, or download and print from online! Head outside to find what's on the list. Return the list during curbside hours to claim a prize. Take pictures of what you find and share them with us!

Available online or at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Kate Potatpova  413 263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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The Lorax Take and Make

Do you speak for the trees? Celebrate Earth Day with the Lorax! Pick up a Take and Make Bag curbside to make a Lorax of your own. Ages 5-10.

At the following locations: Brightwood Branch, East Springfield Branch and Mason Square Branch

CONTACT:  Kate Potapova  4132636853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
Saturday April 17, 2021
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A Poem With Your Pick Up

April is National Poetry Month! All curbside pickups throughout April will include an age-appropriate poem (children, teens, adults). A new poem every week!

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6805  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Beading Fun Take and Make

Looking for a fresh craft idea?  We have "bead-iful" fun just waiting for you! Children can make wristbands and necklaces to wear while practicing patterns, counting and fine motor skills.  We'll provide a bag full of plastic and wooden beads along with a variety of string, yarn and pipe cleaners.  Ideal for children ages 3-8 with older children welcome. Call for convenient curbside pickup.

At the following locations: Brightwood Branch, East Springfield Branch, Forest Park Branch,  Sixteen Acres Branch

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Color Scavenger Hunt

What colored items can you find outside this spring? Pick up a scavenger hunt curbside, or download and print from online! Head outside to find what's on the list. Return the list during curbside hours to claim a prize. Take pictures of what you find and share them with us!

Available online or at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Kate Potatpova  413 263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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The Lorax Take and Make

Do you speak for the trees? Celebrate Earth Day with the Lorax! Pick up a Take and Make Bag curbside to make a Lorax of your own. Ages 5-10.

At the following locations: Brightwood Branch, East Springfield Branch and Mason Square Branch

CONTACT:  Kate Potapova  4132636853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
Sunday April 18, 2021
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A Poem With Your Pick Up

April is National Poetry Month! All curbside pickups throughout April will include an age-appropriate poem (children, teens, adults). A new poem every week!

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6805  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Color Scavenger Hunt

What colored items can you find outside this spring? Pick up a scavenger hunt curbside, or download and print from online! Head outside to find what's on the list. Return the list during curbside hours to claim a prize. Take pictures of what you find and share them with us!

Available online or at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Kate Potatpova  413 263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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The Lorax Take and Make

Do you speak for the trees? Celebrate Earth Day with the Lorax! Pick up a Take and Make Bag curbside to make a Lorax of your own. Ages 5-10.

At the following locations: Brightwood Branch, East Springfield Branch and Mason Square Branch

CONTACT:  Kate Potapova  4132636853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
Monday April 19, 2021
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Color Scavenger Hunt

What colored items can you find outside this spring? Pick up a scavenger hunt curbside, or download and print from online! Head outside to find what's on the list. Return the list during curbside hours to claim a prize. Take pictures of what you find and share them with us!

Available online or at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Kate Potatpova  413 263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Patriot's 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
Tuesday April 20, 2021
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A Poem With Your Pick Up

April is National Poetry Month! All curbside pickups throughout April will include an age-appropriate poem (children, teens, adults). A new poem every week!

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6805  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Beading Fun Take and Make

Looking for a fresh craft idea?  We have "bead-iful" fun just waiting for you! Children can make wristbands and necklaces to wear while practicing patterns, counting and fine motor skills.  We'll provide a bag full of plastic and wooden beads along with a variety of string, yarn and pipe cleaners.  Ideal for children ages 3-8 with older children welcome. Call for convenient curbside pickup.

At the following locations: Brightwood Branch, East Springfield Branch, Forest Park Branch,  Sixteen Acres Branch

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Color Scavenger Hunt

What colored items can you find outside this spring? Pick up a scavenger hunt curbside, or download and print from online! Head outside to find what's on the list. Return the list during curbside hours to claim a prize. Take pictures of what you find and share them with us!

Available online or at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Kate Potatpova  413 263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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The Lorax Take and Make

Do you speak for the trees? Celebrate Earth Day with the Lorax! Pick up a Take and Make Bag curbside to make a Lorax of your own. Ages 5-10.

At the following locations: Brightwood Branch, East Springfield Branch and Mason Square Branch

CONTACT:  Kate Potapova  4132636853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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What's Cooking Cookbook Club - ONLINE
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join the Cookbook Club’s discussion to improve your cooking skills, share great recipes, hear about the latest new cookbooks, and more.

The group meets online via Zoom. If you would like to be a part of the discussion, please contact librarian Gary Pysznik at gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org for information on how to join.

CONTACT:  Gary Pysznik  413-263-6828 x395  gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Teen Check-in - ONLINE
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come hang out with us on Zoom! Relax, play games, and get to know other Springfield area teens. Register to get the Zoom link. Ages 13-18.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday April 21, 2021
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A Poem With Your Pick Up

April is National Poetry Month! All curbside pickups throughout April will include an age-appropriate poem (children, teens, adults). A new poem every week!

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6805  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Beading Fun Take and Make

Looking for a fresh craft idea?  We have "bead-iful" fun just waiting for you! Children can make wristbands and necklaces to wear while practicing patterns, counting and fine motor skills.  We'll provide a bag full of plastic and wooden beads along with a variety of string, yarn and pipe cleaners.  Ideal for children ages 3-8 with older children welcome. Call for convenient curbside pickup.

At the following locations: Brightwood Branch, East Springfield Branch, Forest Park Branch,  Sixteen Acres Branch

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Color Scavenger Hunt

What colored items can you find outside this spring? Pick up a scavenger hunt curbside, or download and print from online! Head outside to find what's on the list. Return the list during curbside hours to claim a prize. Take pictures of what you find and share them with us!

Available online or at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Kate Potatpova  413 263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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The Lorax Take and Make

Do you speak for the trees? Celebrate Earth Day with the Lorax! Pick up a Take and Make Bag curbside to make a Lorax of your own. Ages 5-10.

At the following locations: Brightwood Branch, East Springfield Branch and Mason Square Branch

CONTACT:  Kate Potapova  4132636853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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The Any Book Club (ABC) - ONLINE
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Any Book Club (ABC) meets bi-monthly to share stories about their recent reads. Each member gets 5-10 minutes to review the books they've read recently so others can learn about what's great and, sometimes, what's not! Those who enjoy adult fiction will feel especially at home, but all adult readers are welcomed.

To help keep the program energized and focused, each session is limited to ten readers so please sign-up early to save your seat. The Zoom link will be emailed to each registered person.

The ABC Book Group meets on the 3rd Wednesday and 4th Tuesday of each month from 10-11:00 a.m. on Zoom. Members can attend either or both as space allows. 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6836  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Knot Just Knitters Live at Lunchtime - ONLINE
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Calling all crocheters and kniters! Drop-by during the lunch hour to do a few rows of needlework. Learn new techniques or helpful tricks of the trade. Visit old friends and make new ones. All skill levels welcome. 18+

No registration required. Please click here to join the Zoom session.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Drawn Together Mini Session: Art Journaling for Teens ONLINE
3:00 PM

Feeling stressed? Overwhelmed? Peaceful? Happy? Join librarians Meg and Lee on Zoom as we Art Journal our feelings! At these mini sessions, we will create art based on a weekly solo prompt. Solo prompts can be found on our website and on Instagram. We will have journals and art supplies available for curbside pick up. Supplies are limited so sign up early! For ages 12-18.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 19 spaces available.
Thursday April 22, 2021
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A Poem With Your Pick Up

April is National Poetry Month! All curbside pickups throughout April will include an age-appropriate poem (children, teens, adults). A new poem every week!

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6805  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Beading Fun Take and Make

Looking for a fresh craft idea?  We have "bead-iful" fun just waiting for you! Children can make wristbands and necklaces to wear while practicing patterns, counting and fine motor skills.  We'll provide a bag full of plastic and wooden beads along with a variety of string, yarn and pipe cleaners.  Ideal for children ages 3-8 with older children welcome. Call for convenient curbside pickup.

At the following locations: Brightwood Branch, East Springfield Branch, Forest Park Branch,  Sixteen Acres Branch

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Color Scavenger Hunt

What colored items can you find outside this spring? Pick up a scavenger hunt curbside, or download and print from online! Head outside to find what's on the list. Return the list during curbside hours to claim a prize. Take pictures of what you find and share them with us!

Available online or at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Kate Potatpova  413 263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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The Lorax Take and Make

Do you speak for the trees? Celebrate Earth Day with the Lorax! Pick up a Take and Make Bag curbside to make a Lorax of your own. Ages 5-10.

At the following locations: Brightwood Branch, East Springfield Branch and Mason Square Branch

CONTACT:  Kate Potapova  4132636853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Virtual Gardening Workshops - ONLINE
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Anna Muhammad of the Northeast Organic Farmers Association's Massachusetts chapter for a series of informative gardening workshops. There are workshops for both beginning gardeners and experienced gardeners. Ages 18+.

April 22nd, 7 pm, live on Zoom - link coming soon
Importance of Soil Testing – How it can help with Safety and Soil Health
This session will cover what information is found on the UMASS test and how gardeners can use it to determine soil safety, and how to add basic amendments.  Participants will also look at a Logan Labs test, compare the differences and how learn how to make basic amendment calculations to add soil amendments.

CONTACT:  Sara Deignan  413-263-6853  sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Friday April 23, 2021
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A Poem With Your Pick Up

April is National Poetry Month! All curbside pickups throughout April will include an age-appropriate poem (children, teens, adults). A new poem every week!

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6805  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Beading Fun Take and Make

Looking for a fresh craft idea?  We have "bead-iful" fun just waiting for you! Children can make wristbands and necklaces to wear while practicing patterns, counting and fine motor skills.  We'll provide a bag full of plastic and wooden beads along with a variety of string, yarn and pipe cleaners.  Ideal for children ages 3-8 with older children welcome. Call for convenient curbside pickup.

At the following locations: Brightwood Branch, East Springfield Branch, Forest Park Branch,  Sixteen Acres Branch

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Color Scavenger Hunt

What colored items can you find outside this spring? Pick up a scavenger hunt curbside, or download and print from online! Head outside to find what's on the list. Return the list during curbside hours to claim a prize. Take pictures of what you find and share them with us!

Available online or at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Kate Potatpova  413 263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Saturday April 24, 2021
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A Poem With Your Pick Up

April is National Poetry Month! All curbside pickups throughout April will include an age-appropriate poem (children, teens, adults). A new poem every week!

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6805  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Beading Fun Take and Make

Looking for a fresh craft idea?  We have "bead-iful" fun just waiting for you! Children can make wristbands and necklaces to wear while practicing patterns, counting and fine motor skills.  We'll provide a bag full of plastic and wooden beads along with a variety of string, yarn and pipe cleaners.  Ideal for children ages 3-8 with older children welcome. Call for convenient curbside pickup.

At the following locations: Brightwood Branch, East Springfield Branch, Forest Park Branch,  Sixteen Acres Branch

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Color Scavenger Hunt

What colored items can you find outside this spring? Pick up a scavenger hunt curbside, or download and print from online! Head outside to find what's on the list. Return the list during curbside hours to claim a prize. Take pictures of what you find and share them with us!

Available online or at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Kate Potatpova  413 263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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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, to be added soon. For adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry    emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.
Sunday April 25, 2021
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A Poem With Your Pick Up

April is National Poetry Month! All curbside pickups throughout April will include an age-appropriate poem (children, teens, adults). A new poem every week!

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6805  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Color Scavenger Hunt

What colored items can you find outside this spring? Pick up a scavenger hunt curbside, or download and print from online! Head outside to find what's on the list. Return the list during curbside hours to claim a prize. Take pictures of what you find and share them with us!

Available online or at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Kate Potatpova  413 263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Monday April 26, 2021
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A Poem With Your Pick Up

April is National Poetry Month! All curbside pickups throughout April will include an age-appropriate poem (children, teens, adults). A new poem every week!

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6805  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Beading Fun Take and Make

Looking for a fresh craft idea?  We have "bead-iful" fun just waiting for you! Children can make wristbands and necklaces to wear while practicing patterns, counting and fine motor skills.  We'll provide a bag full of plastic and wooden beads along with a variety of string, yarn and pipe cleaners.  Ideal for children ages 3-8 with older children welcome. Call for convenient curbside pickup.

At the following locations: Brightwood Branch, East Springfield Branch, Forest Park Branch,  Sixteen Acres Branch

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Color Scavenger Hunt

What colored items can you find outside this spring? Pick up a scavenger hunt curbside, or download and print from online! Head outside to find what's on the list. Return the list during curbside hours to claim a prize. Take pictures of what you find and share them with us!

Available online or at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Kate Potatpova  413 263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Tuesday April 27, 2021
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A Poem With Your Pick Up

April is National Poetry Month! All curbside pickups throughout April will include an age-appropriate poem (children, teens, adults). A new poem every week!

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6805  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Beading Fun Take and Make

Looking for a fresh craft idea?  We have "bead-iful" fun just waiting for you! Children can make wristbands and necklaces to wear while practicing patterns, counting and fine motor skills.  We'll provide a bag full of plastic and wooden beads along with a variety of string, yarn and pipe cleaners.  Ideal for children ages 3-8 with older children welcome. Call for convenient curbside pickup.

At the following locations: Brightwood Branch, East Springfield Branch, Forest Park Branch,  Sixteen Acres Branch

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Color Scavenger Hunt

What colored items can you find outside this spring? Pick up a scavenger hunt curbside, or download and print from online! Head outside to find what's on the list. Return the list during curbside hours to claim a prize. Take pictures of what you find and share them with us!

Available online or at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Kate Potatpova  413 263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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The Any Book Club (ABC) - ONLINE
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Any Book Club (ABC) meets bi-monthly to share stories about their recent reads. Each member gets 5-10 minutes to review the books they've read recently so others can learn about what's great and, sometimes, what's not! Those who enjoy adult fiction will feel especially at home, but all adult readers are welcomed.

To help keep the program energized and focused, each session is limited to ten readers so please sign-up early to save your seat. The Zoom link will be emailed to each registered person.

The ABC Book Group meets on the 3rd Wednesday and 4th Tuesday of each month from 10-11:00 a.m. on Zoom. Members can attend either or both as space allows. 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6836  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Teen Advisory Board (TAB) - ONLINE
4:00 PM

The Springfield City Library is thrilled to offer a virtual Teen Advisory Board (TAB) that is designed to get input from you! TAB members help librarians develop and promote virtual programs and events and work together to create a safe space to gather, create, and lead. Visit our website for more information about the application process and what it means to be a TAB member. TAB meetings are always the last Tuesday of the month. Ages 13-18.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday April 28, 2021
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A Poem With Your Pick Up

April is National Poetry Month! All curbside pickups throughout April will include an age-appropriate poem (children, teens, adults). A new poem every week!

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6805  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Beading Fun Take and Make

Looking for a fresh craft idea?  We have "bead-iful" fun just waiting for you! Children can make wristbands and necklaces to wear while practicing patterns, counting and fine motor skills.  We'll provide a bag full of plastic and wooden beads along with a variety of string, yarn and pipe cleaners.  Ideal for children ages 3-8 with older children welcome. Call for convenient curbside pickup.

At the following locations: Brightwood Branch, East Springfield Branch, Forest Park Branch,  Sixteen Acres Branch

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Color Scavenger Hunt

What colored items can you find outside this spring? Pick up a scavenger hunt curbside, or download and print from online! Head outside to find what's on the list. Return the list during curbside hours to claim a prize. Take pictures of what you find and share them with us!

Available online or at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Kate Potatpova  413 263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Knot Just Knitters Live at Lunchtime - ONLINE
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Calling all crocheters and kniters! Drop-by during the lunch hour to do a few rows of needlework. Learn new techniques or helpful tricks of the trade. Visit old friends and make new ones. All skill levels welcome. 18+

No registration required. Please click here to join the Zoom session.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Drawn Together Mini Session: Art Journaling for Teens ONLINE
3:00 PM

Feeling stressed? Overwhelmed? Peaceful? Happy? Join librarians Meg and Lee on Zoom as we Art Journal our feelings! At these mini sessions, we will create art based on a weekly solo prompt. Solo prompts can be found on our website and on Instagram. We will have journals and art supplies available for curbside pick up. Supplies are limited so sign up early! For ages 12-18.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 19 spaces available.
Thursday April 29, 2021
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A Poem With Your Pick Up

April is National Poetry Month! All curbside pickups throughout April will include an age-appropriate poem (children, teens, adults). A new poem every week!

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6805  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Beading Fun Take and Make

Looking for a fresh craft idea?  We have "bead-iful" fun just waiting for you! Children can make wristbands and necklaces to wear while practicing patterns, counting and fine motor skills.  We'll provide a bag full of plastic and wooden beads along with a variety of string, yarn and pipe cleaners.  Ideal for children ages 3-8 with older children welcome. Call for convenient curbside pickup.

At the following locations: Brightwood Branch, East Springfield Branch, Forest Park Branch,  Sixteen Acres Branch

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Color Scavenger Hunt

What colored items can you find outside this spring? Pick up a scavenger hunt curbside, or download and print from online! Head outside to find what's on the list. Return the list during curbside hours to claim a prize. Take pictures of what you find and share them with us!

Available online or at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Kate Potatpova  413 263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Friday April 30, 2021
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A Poem With Your Pick Up

April is National Poetry Month! All curbside pickups throughout April will include an age-appropriate poem (children, teens, adults). A new poem every week!

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6805  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Beading Fun Take and Make

Looking for a fresh craft idea?  We have "bead-iful" fun just waiting for you! Children can make wristbands and necklaces to wear while practicing patterns, counting and fine motor skills.  We'll provide a bag full of plastic and wooden beads along with a variety of string, yarn and pipe cleaners.  Ideal for children ages 3-8 with older children welcome. Call for convenient curbside pickup.

At the following locations: Brightwood Branch, East Springfield Branch, Forest Park Branch,  Sixteen Acres Branch

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Color Scavenger Hunt

What colored items can you find outside this spring? Pick up a scavenger hunt curbside, or download and print from online! Head outside to find what's on the list. Return the list during curbside hours to claim a prize. Take pictures of what you find and share them with us!

Available online or at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Kate Potatpova  413 263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Saturday May 1, 2021
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Easy Collage Kits

Encourage your child's brain building with this highly creative, no-fuss activity! Collage making teaches fine motor skills and develops an understanding of textures, shapes, and patterns. Pick up a kit containing oversize paper and a glue stick plus plenty of pre-cut tissue paper, cellophane, yarn, stickers, ribbon, and more. Ideal for ages 3-5 with younger and older children welcome. Call for a convenient curbside pickup!

At the following locations: Sixteen Acres, Forest Park, East Forest Park, Brightwood

 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchase@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Make Your Own Fairy or Gnome Garden

Welcome Spring with your own Fairy, or Gnome Garden. Using natural and supplied figures create a magical space for a gnome or fairy. For ages 12-18.

Please call the library at (413) 263-6846 to pick up your supplies curbside at Indian Orchard Branch. Take a picture of your garden to share and email it to mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org, and we will share it on our Instagram!

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
There are many spaces available.
 
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Mother's Day Cards Take and Make

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 9th! Express your affection and admiration for that special woman in your life with a personalized card made by you!  All supplies provided. Pick up curbside. Ages 4-18.

At the following locations: Brightwood, East Forest Park, East Springfield, Indian Orchard, Forest Park, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Maureen Tipton  413 263-6836  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Rainbow Ribbon Dancers

Celebrate May with these colorful ribbon accessories.The Take and Make bag includes everything that you need to make a Rainbow Ribbon Dancer - pick it up at curbside! Decorate your wrist cuff with colorful ribbons, then wear your finished Rainbow Ribbon Dancers when you dance and play!  Ages 4-8.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, East Springfield, Forest Park, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Spring Fun Bag Take and Make

Looking for fun this Spring? Look no further! We have exciting, inspiring and fun activities and crafts in the bag! Make your own ball launcher! Plant a flower garden! And more! There's also a few surprises, so make sure to stop by and get your bag curbside. Ages 5-10.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, Central Library, East Springfield, Indian Orchard, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413 263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
Sunday May 2, 2021
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Spring Fun Bag Take and Make

Looking for fun this Spring? Look no further! We have exciting, inspiring and fun activities and crafts in the bag! Make your own ball launcher! Plant a flower garden! And more! There's also a few surprises, so make sure to stop by and get your bag curbside. Ages 5-10.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, Central Library, East Springfield, Indian Orchard, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413 263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
Monday May 3, 2021
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Easy Collage Kits

Encourage your child's brain building with this highly creative, no-fuss activity! Collage making teaches fine motor skills and develops an understanding of textures, shapes, and patterns. Pick up a kit containing oversize paper and a glue stick plus plenty of pre-cut tissue paper, cellophane, yarn, stickers, ribbon, and more. Ideal for ages 3-5 with younger and older children welcome. Call for a convenient curbside pickup!

At the following locations: Sixteen Acres, Forest Park, East Forest Park, Brightwood

 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchase@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Make Your Own Fairy or Gnome Garden

Welcome Spring with your own Fairy, or Gnome Garden. Using natural and supplied figures create a magical space for a gnome or fairy. For ages 12-18.

Please call the library at (413) 263-6846 to pick up your supplies curbside at Indian Orchard Branch. Take a picture of your garden to share and email it to mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org, and we will share it on our Instagram!

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
There are many spaces available.
 
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Mother's Day Cards Take and Make

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 9th! Express your affection and admiration for that special woman in your life with a personalized card made by you!  All supplies provided. Pick up curbside. Ages 4-18.

At the following locations: Brightwood, East Forest Park, East Springfield, Indian Orchard, Forest Park, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Maureen Tipton  413 263-6836  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Rainbow Ribbon Dancers

Celebrate May with these colorful ribbon accessories.The Take and Make bag includes everything that you need to make a Rainbow Ribbon Dancer - pick it up at curbside! Decorate your wrist cuff with colorful ribbons, then wear your finished Rainbow Ribbon Dancers when you dance and play!  Ages 4-8.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, East Springfield, Forest Park, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Spring Fun Bag Take and Make

Looking for fun this Spring? Look no further! We have exciting, inspiring and fun activities and crafts in the bag! Make your own ball launcher! Plant a flower garden! And more! There's also a few surprises, so make sure to stop by and get your bag curbside. Ages 5-10.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, Central Library, East Springfield, Indian Orchard, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413 263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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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 May 4, 2021
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Easy Collage Kits

Encourage your child's brain building with this highly creative, no-fuss activity! Collage making teaches fine motor skills and develops an understanding of textures, shapes, and patterns. Pick up a kit containing oversize paper and a glue stick plus plenty of pre-cut tissue paper, cellophane, yarn, stickers, ribbon, and more. Ideal for ages 3-5 with younger and older children welcome. Call for a convenient curbside pickup!

At the following locations: Sixteen Acres, Forest Park, East Forest Park, Brightwood

 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchase@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Make Your Own Fairy or Gnome Garden

Welcome Spring with your own Fairy, or Gnome Garden. Using natural and supplied figures create a magical space for a gnome or fairy. For ages 12-18.

Please call the library at (413) 263-6846 to pick up your supplies curbside at Indian Orchard Branch. Take a picture of your garden to share and email it to mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org, and we will share it on our Instagram!

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
There are many spaces available.
 
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Mother's Day Cards Take and Make

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 9th! Express your affection and admiration for that special woman in your life with a personalized card made by you!  All supplies provided. Pick up curbside. Ages 4-18.

At the following locations: Brightwood, East Forest Park, East Springfield, Indian Orchard, Forest Park, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Maureen Tipton  413 263-6836  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Rainbow Ribbon Dancers

Celebrate May with these colorful ribbon accessories.The Take and Make bag includes everything that you need to make a Rainbow Ribbon Dancer - pick it up at curbside! Decorate your wrist cuff with colorful ribbons, then wear your finished Rainbow Ribbon Dancers when you dance and play!  Ages 4-8.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, East Springfield, Forest Park, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Spring Fun Bag Take and Make

Looking for fun this Spring? Look no further! We have exciting, inspiring and fun activities and crafts in the bag! Make your own ball launcher! Plant a flower garden! And more! There's also a few surprises, so make sure to stop by and get your bag curbside. Ages 5-10.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, Central Library, East Springfield, Indian Orchard, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413 263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Lapsit Storytime - ONLINE
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a special Lapsit Storytime every Tuesday in May! Every week we'll read books, sing songs, and do lap bounces together over zoom. Pick up a take home bag at curbside to follow along at home with your little one (while supplies last). This event is for families and caregivers with children ages 0-3.

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  4132636828 x201  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Teen Check-in - ONLINE
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come hang out with us on Zoom! Relax, play games, and get to know other Springfield area teens. Register to get the Zoom link. Ages 13-18.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday May 5, 2021
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Easy Collage Kits

Encourage your child's brain building with this highly creative, no-fuss activity! Collage making teaches fine motor skills and develops an understanding of textures, shapes, and patterns. Pick up a kit containing oversize paper and a glue stick plus plenty of pre-cut tissue paper, cellophane, yarn, stickers, ribbon, and more. Ideal for ages 3-5 with younger and older children welcome. Call for a convenient curbside pickup!

At the following locations: Sixteen Acres, Forest Park, East Forest Park, Brightwood

 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchase@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Forest Park Library Plant Swap

Visit Forest Park Library from May 5-7 and drop off any plants you want to swap (labeled if possible) in exchange for a ticket to the Plant Swap on Saturday May 8th from 11am - 2pm. Swap out a different plant for each one you brought in, and consult with a local Master Gardener if you have questions! Your ticket will also get you entered into a raffle for a chance to win more plants and gardening related items! For more information contact the library at (413)263-6843. All participants get a free flower starter and take-home craft kit! All ages welcome.

Co-sponsors: Springfield Garden Club

CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch   (413) 263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Make Your Own Fairy or Gnome Garden

Welcome Spring with your own Fairy, or Gnome Garden. Using natural and supplied figures create a magical space for a gnome or fairy. For ages 12-18.

Please call the library at (413) 263-6846 to pick up your supplies curbside at Indian Orchard Branch. Take a picture of your garden to share and email it to mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org, and we will share it on our Instagram!

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
There are many spaces available.
 
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Mother's Day Cards Take and Make

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 9th! Express your affection and admiration for that special woman in your life with a personalized card made by you!  All supplies provided. Pick up curbside. Ages 4-18.

At the following locations: Brightwood, East Forest Park, East Springfield, Indian Orchard, Forest Park, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Maureen Tipton  413 263-6836  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Rainbow Ribbon Dancers

Celebrate May with these colorful ribbon accessories.The Take and Make bag includes everything that you need to make a Rainbow Ribbon Dancer - pick it up at curbside! Decorate your wrist cuff with colorful ribbons, then wear your finished Rainbow Ribbon Dancers when you dance and play!  Ages 4-8.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, East Springfield, Forest Park, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Spring Fun Bag Take and Make

Looking for fun this Spring? Look no further! We have exciting, inspiring and fun activities and crafts in the bag! Make your own ball launcher! Plant a flower garden! And more! There's also a few surprises, so make sure to stop by and get your bag curbside. Ages 5-10.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, Central Library, East Springfield, Indian Orchard, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413 263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Drawn Together: Art Journaling for Teens ONLINE
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Feeling stressed? Overwhelmed? Peaceful? Happy? Join librarians Meg and Lee on Zoom as we Art Journal our feelings! We will share a prompt and create art together on the first Wednesday of the month from 3:00 - 4:00 pm. Follow the link below to register. We will have journals and art supplies available for curbside pick up. Supplies are limited so sign up early!  For ages 12-18.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Books & Brew Discussion Group -- ONLINE
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join a lively Zoom discussion with other book lovers, and bring your favorite brew too. To get the Zoom link, please contact librarian Ann Harper at aharper@springfieldlibrary.org. Books & Brew meets on the first Wednesday of each month. Ages 18+.

Copies of the book will be available at the East Forest Park and Forest Park Branch Libraries, and most often are available via Hoopla with a Springfield City Library library card too. If Hoopla is new to you, check out this tutorial. The online discussion works best with an internet connected laptop or desktop computer, but you can use your smartphone too, or even call-in with a regular telephone.

This month's selection is Dominicana by Angie Cruz (audiobook on Hoopla).

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Thursday May 6, 2021
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Easy Collage Kits

Encourage your child's brain building with this highly creative, no-fuss activity! Collage making teaches fine motor skills and develops an understanding of textures, shapes, and patterns. Pick up a kit containing oversize paper and a glue stick plus plenty of pre-cut tissue paper, cellophane, yarn, stickers, ribbon, and more. Ideal for ages 3-5 with younger and older children welcome. Call for a convenient curbside pickup!

At the following locations: Sixteen Acres, Forest Park, East Forest Park, Brightwood

 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchase@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Forest Park Library Plant Swap

Visit Forest Park Library from May 5-7 and drop off any plants you want to swap (labeled if possible) in exchange for a ticket to the Plant Swap on Saturday May 8th from 11am - 2pm. Swap out a different plant for each one you brought in, and consult with a local Master Gardener if you have questions! Your ticket will also get you entered into a raffle for a chance to win more plants and gardening related items! For more information contact the library at (413)263-6843. All participants get a free flower starter and take-home craft kit! All ages welcome.

Co-sponsors: Springfield Garden Club

CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch   (413) 263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Make Your Own Fairy or Gnome Garden

Welcome Spring with your own Fairy, or Gnome Garden. Using natural and supplied figures create a magical space for a gnome or fairy. For ages 12-18.

Please call the library at (413) 263-6846 to pick up your supplies curbside at Indian Orchard Branch. Take a picture of your garden to share and email it to mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org, and we will share it on our Instagram!

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
There are many spaces available.
 
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Mother's Day Cards Take and Make

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 9th! Express your affection and admiration for that special woman in your life with a personalized card made by you!  All supplies provided. Pick up curbside. Ages 4-18.

At the following locations: Brightwood, East Forest Park, East Springfield, Indian Orchard, Forest Park, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Maureen Tipton  413 263-6836  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Rainbow Ribbon Dancers

Celebrate May with these colorful ribbon accessories.The Take and Make bag includes everything that you need to make a Rainbow Ribbon Dancer - pick it up at curbside! Decorate your wrist cuff with colorful ribbons, then wear your finished Rainbow Ribbon Dancers when you dance and play!  Ages 4-8.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, East Springfield, Forest Park, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Spring Fun Bag Take and Make

Looking for fun this Spring? Look no further! We have exciting, inspiring and fun activities and crafts in the bag! Make your own ball launcher! Plant a flower garden! And more! There's also a few surprises, so make sure to stop by and get your bag curbside. Ages 5-10.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, Central Library, East Springfield, Indian Orchard, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413 263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
Friday May 7, 2021
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Easy Collage Kits

Encourage your child's brain building with this highly creative, no-fuss activity! Collage making teaches fine motor skills and develops an understanding of textures, shapes, and patterns. Pick up a kit containing oversize paper and a glue stick plus plenty of pre-cut tissue paper, cellophane, yarn, stickers, ribbon, and more. Ideal for ages 3-5 with younger and older children welcome. Call for a convenient curbside pickup!

At the following locations: Sixteen Acres, Forest Park, East Forest Park, Brightwood

 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchase@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Forest Park Library Plant Swap

Visit Forest Park Library from May 5-7 and drop off any plants you want to swap (labeled if possible) in exchange for a ticket to the Plant Swap on Saturday May 8th from 11am - 2pm. Swap out a different plant for each one you brought in, and consult with a local Master Gardener if you have questions! Your ticket will also get you entered into a raffle for a chance to win more plants and gardening related items! For more information contact the library at (413)263-6843. All participants get a free flower starter and take-home craft kit! All ages welcome.

Co-sponsors: Springfield Garden Club

CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch   (413) 263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Make Your Own Fairy or Gnome Garden

Welcome Spring with your own Fairy, or Gnome Garden. Using natural and supplied figures create a magical space for a gnome or fairy. For ages 12-18.

Please call the library at (413) 263-6846 to pick up your supplies curbside at Indian Orchard Branch. Take a picture of your garden to share and email it to mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org, and we will share it on our Instagram!

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
There are many spaces available.
 
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Mother's Day Cards Take and Make

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 9th! Express your affection and admiration for that special woman in your life with a personalized card made by you!  All supplies provided. Pick up curbside. Ages 4-18.

At the following locations: Brightwood, East Forest Park, East Springfield, Indian Orchard, Forest Park, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Maureen Tipton  413 263-6836  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Rainbow Ribbon Dancers

Celebrate May with these colorful ribbon accessories.The Take and Make bag includes everything that you need to make a Rainbow Ribbon Dancer - pick it up at curbside! Decorate your wrist cuff with colorful ribbons, then wear your finished Rainbow Ribbon Dancers when you dance and play!  Ages 4-8.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, East Springfield, Forest Park, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Spring Fun Bag Take and Make

Looking for fun this Spring? Look no further! We have exciting, inspiring and fun activities and crafts in the bag! Make your own ball launcher! Plant a flower garden! And more! There's also a few surprises, so make sure to stop by and get your bag curbside. Ages 5-10.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, Central Library, East Springfield, Indian Orchard, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413 263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
Saturday May 8, 2021
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Easy Collage Kits

Encourage your child's brain building with this highly creative, no-fuss activity! Collage making teaches fine motor skills and develops an understanding of textures, shapes, and patterns. Pick up a kit containing oversize paper and a glue stick plus plenty of pre-cut tissue paper, cellophane, yarn, stickers, ribbon, and more. Ideal for ages 3-5 with younger and older children welcome. Call for a convenient curbside pickup!

At the following locations: Sixteen Acres, Forest Park, East Forest Park, Brightwood

 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchase@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Forest Park Library Plant Swap
Come by the Forest Park library from 11am - 2pm to swap out any plant(s) for different ones! Please bring them in a pot and labelled if possible. We will have a Master Gardener from the Springfield Garden Club present to answer your questions, and you will also be entered into a raffle for a chance to win more plants and gardening related items! For more information contact the library at (413)263-6843. All participants get a free flower starter and take-home craft kit! All ages welcome.

Co-sponsors: Springfield Garden Club

CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch   (413) 263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Make Your Own Fairy or Gnome Garden

Welcome Spring with your own Fairy, or Gnome Garden. Using natural and supplied figures create a magical space for a gnome or fairy. For ages 12-18.

Please call the library at (413) 263-6846 to pick up your supplies curbside at Indian Orchard Branch. Take a picture of your garden to share and email it to mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org, and we will share it on our Instagram!

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
There are many spaces available.
 
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Mother's Day Cards Take and Make

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 9th! Express your affection and admiration for that special woman in your life with a personalized card made by you!  All supplies provided. Pick up curbside. Ages 4-18.

At the following locations: Brightwood, East Forest Park, East Springfield, Indian Orchard, Forest Park, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Maureen Tipton  413 263-6836  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Rainbow Ribbon Dancers

Celebrate May with these colorful ribbon accessories.The Take and Make bag includes everything that you need to make a Rainbow Ribbon Dancer - pick it up at curbside! Decorate your wrist cuff with colorful ribbons, then wear your finished Rainbow Ribbon Dancers when you dance and play!  Ages 4-8.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, East Springfield, Forest Park, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Spring Fun Bag Take and Make

Looking for fun this Spring? Look no further! We have exciting, inspiring and fun activities and crafts in the bag! Make your own ball launcher! Plant a flower garden! And more! There's also a few surprises, so make sure to stop by and get your bag curbside. Ages 5-10.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, Central Library, East Springfield, Indian Orchard, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413 263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Everything Grows Storytime - ONLINE
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

April showers bring May flowers - and this wonderful storytime about gardening and growing! Caregivers and their little ones are invited to join Grace and Ellen for stories and songs on Zoom for this special springtime event. Ages 0-5.

CONTACT:  Grace Larochelle  413-263-6836  glarochelle@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Write-Up Springfield! -- ONLINE
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Western Mass. creative writers are invited to Write-Up Springfield's monthly meeting of networking, writing exercise, and collegial support. Members share writing samples for constructive comments in this lively, skills-building workshop. Newcomers welcomed. 18+

This is an online Zoom session. Contact librarian Matthew Jaquith at 413-263-6836 or mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org for more information including the Zoom link. 

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

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6836  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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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 May 9, 2021
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Spring Fun Bag Take and Make

Looking for fun this Spring? Look no further! We have exciting, inspiring and fun activities and crafts in the bag! Make your own ball launcher! Plant a flower garden! And more! There's also a few surprises, so make sure to stop by and get your bag curbside. Ages 5-10.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, Central Library, East Springfield, Indian Orchard, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413 263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
Monday May 10, 2021
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Easy Collage Kits

Encourage your child's brain building with this highly creative, no-fuss activity! Collage making teaches fine motor skills and develops an understanding of textures, shapes, and patterns. Pick up a kit containing oversize paper and a glue stick plus plenty of pre-cut tissue paper, cellophane, yarn, stickers, ribbon, and more. Ideal for ages 3-5 with younger and older children welcome. Call for a convenient curbside pickup!

At the following locations: Sixteen Acres, Forest Park, East Forest Park, Brightwood

 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchase@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Make Your Own Fairy or Gnome Garden

Welcome Spring with your own Fairy, or Gnome Garden. Using natural and supplied figures create a magical space for a gnome or fairy. For ages 12-18.

Please call the library at (413) 263-6846 to pick up your supplies curbside at Indian Orchard Branch. Take a picture of your garden to share and email it to mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org, and we will share it on our Instagram!

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
There are many spaces available.
 
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Mystery Detective Take and Make

May is Mystery Month so we've created a take and make kit for budding Private Investigators. Activites include honing observation skills, cracking codes, fingrprint identification, and more! For ages 8-12. Available during curbside hours.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, East Springfield

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6828 x201  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Rainbow Flowers Craft

This fun, easy Spring craft is great for all ages to make. Pick up a Take and Make bag kit at our curbside that will include the supplies needed to make this fun family craft. For children of all ages.

CONTACT:  Maureen Tipton  413-263-6836  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
 
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Rainbow Ribbon Dancers

Celebrate May with these colorful ribbon accessories.The Take and Make bag includes everything that you need to make a Rainbow Ribbon Dancer - pick it up at curbside! Decorate your wrist cuff with colorful ribbons, then wear your finished Rainbow Ribbon Dancers when you dance and play!  Ages 4-8.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, East Springfield, Forest Park, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Spring Fun Bag Take and Make

Looking for fun this Spring? Look no further! We have exciting, inspiring and fun activities and crafts in the bag! Make your own ball launcher! Plant a flower garden! And more! There's also a few surprises, so make sure to stop by and get your bag curbside. Ages 5-10.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, Central Library, East Springfield, Indian Orchard, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413 263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
Tuesday May 11, 2021
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Easy Collage Kits

Encourage your child's brain building with this highly creative, no-fuss activity! Collage making teaches fine motor skills and develops an understanding of textures, shapes, and patterns. Pick up a kit containing oversize paper and a glue stick plus plenty of pre-cut tissue paper, cellophane, yarn, stickers, ribbon, and more. Ideal for ages 3-5 with younger and older children welcome. Call for a convenient curbside pickup!

At the following locations: Sixteen Acres, Forest Park, East Forest Park, Brightwood

 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchase@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Make Your Own Fairy or Gnome Garden

Welcome Spring with your own Fairy, or Gnome Garden. Using natural and supplied figures create a magical space for a gnome or fairy. For ages 12-18.

Please call the library at (413) 263-6846 to pick up your supplies curbside at Indian Orchard Branch. Take a picture of your garden to share and email it to mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org, and we will share it on our Instagram!

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
There are many spaces available.
 
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Mystery Detective Take and Make

May is Mystery Month so we've created a take and make kit for budding Private Investigators. Activites include honing observation skills, cracking codes, fingrprint identification, and more! For ages 8-12. Available during curbside hours.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, East Springfield

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6828 x201  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Rainbow Flowers Craft

This fun, easy Spring craft is great for all ages to make. Pick up a Take and Make bag kit at our curbside that will include the supplies needed to make this fun family craft. For children of all ages.

CONTACT:  Maureen Tipton  413-263-6836  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
 
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Rainbow Ribbon Dancers

Celebrate May with these colorful ribbon accessories.The Take and Make bag includes everything that you need to make a Rainbow Ribbon Dancer - pick it up at curbside! Decorate your wrist cuff with colorful ribbons, then wear your finished Rainbow Ribbon Dancers when you dance and play!  Ages 4-8.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, East Springfield, Forest Park, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Spring Fun Bag Take and Make

Looking for fun this Spring? Look no further! We have exciting, inspiring and fun activities and crafts in the bag! Make your own ball launcher! Plant a flower garden! And more! There's also a few surprises, so make sure to stop by and get your bag curbside. Ages 5-10.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, Central Library, East Springfield, Indian Orchard, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413 263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Lapsit Storytime - ONLINE
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a special Lapsit Storytime every Tuesday in May! Every week we'll read books, sing songs, and do lap bounces together over zoom. Pick up a take home bag at curbside to follow along at home with your little one (while supplies last). This event is for families and caregivers with children ages 0-3.

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  4132636828 x201  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group - ONLINE
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Explore great books, join a lively discussion, and meet others who enjoy reading too. New members are always welcome! Meets at noon on the second Tuesday of every month. Library copies of the book are available for curbside pickup. | 18+

This month's selection is Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice that Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by Jennifer Eberhardt (2019) nonfiction. 

For further information or to receive an invitation to the monthly Zoom meeting, please contact Lisa Lipshires at llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org 

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 ext 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Teen Check-in - ONLINE
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come hang out with us on Zoom! Relax, play games, and get to know other Springfield area teens. Register to get the Zoom link. Ages 13-18.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday May 12, 2021
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Easy Collage Kits

Encourage your child's brain building with this highly creative, no-fuss activity! Collage making teaches fine motor skills and develops an understanding of textures, shapes, and patterns. Pick up a kit containing oversize paper and a glue stick plus plenty of pre-cut tissue paper, cellophane, yarn, stickers, ribbon, and more. Ideal for ages 3-5 with younger and older children welcome. Call for a convenient curbside pickup!

At the following locations: Sixteen Acres, Forest Park, East Forest Park, Brightwood

 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchase@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Make Your Own Fairy or Gnome Garden

Welcome Spring with your own Fairy, or Gnome Garden. Using natural and supplied figures create a magical space for a gnome or fairy. For ages 12-18.

Please call the library at (413) 263-6846 to pick up your supplies curbside at Indian Orchard Branch. Take a picture of your garden to share and email it to mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org, and we will share it on our Instagram!

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
There are many spaces available.
 
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Mystery Detective Take and Make

May is Mystery Month so we've created a take and make kit for budding Private Investigators. Activites include honing observation skills, cracking codes, fingrprint identification, and more! For ages 8-12. Available during curbside hours.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, East Springfield

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6828 x201  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Rainbow Flowers Craft

This fun, easy Spring craft is great for all ages to make. Pick up a Take and Make bag kit at our curbside that will include the supplies needed to make this fun family craft. For children of all ages.

CONTACT:  Maureen Tipton  413-263-6836  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
 
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Rainbow Ribbon Dancers

Celebrate May with these colorful ribbon accessories.The Take and Make bag includes everything that you need to make a Rainbow Ribbon Dancer - pick it up at curbside! Decorate your wrist cuff with colorful ribbons, then wear your finished Rainbow Ribbon Dancers when you dance and play!  Ages 4-8.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, East Springfield, Forest Park, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Spring Fun Bag Take and Make

Looking for fun this Spring? Look no further! We have exciting, inspiring and fun activities and crafts in the bag! Make your own ball launcher! Plant a flower garden! And more! There's also a few surprises, so make sure to stop by and get your bag curbside. Ages 5-10.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, Central Library, East Springfield, Indian Orchard, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413 263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Drawn Together Mini Session: Art Journaling for Teens ONLINE
3:00 PM

Feeling stressed? Overwhelmed? Peaceful? Happy? Join librarians Meg and Lee on Zoom as we Art Journal our feelings! At these mini sessions, we will create art based on a weekly solo prompt. Solo prompts can be found on our website and on Instagram. We will have journals and art supplies available for curbside pick up. Supplies are limited so sign up early! For ages 12-18.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 20 spaces available.
Thursday May 13, 2021
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Easy Collage Kits

Encourage your child's brain building with this highly creative, no-fuss activity! Collage making teaches fine motor skills and develops an understanding of textures, shapes, and patterns. Pick up a kit containing oversize paper and a glue stick plus plenty of pre-cut tissue paper, cellophane, yarn, stickers, ribbon, and more. Ideal for ages 3-5 with younger and older children welcome. Call for a convenient curbside pickup!

At the following locations: Sixteen Acres, Forest Park, East Forest Park, Brightwood

 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchase@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Make Your Own Fairy or Gnome Garden

Welcome Spring with your own Fairy, or Gnome Garden. Using natural and supplied figures create a magical space for a gnome or fairy. For ages 12-18.

Please call the library at (413) 263-6846 to pick up your supplies curbside at Indian Orchard Branch. Take a picture of your garden to share and email it to mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org, and we will share it on our Instagram!

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
There are many spaces available.
 
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Mystery Detective Take and Make

May is Mystery Month so we've created a take and make kit for budding Private Investigators. Activites include honing observation skills, cracking codes, fingrprint identification, and more! For ages 8-12. Available during curbside hours.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, East Springfield

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6828 x201  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Rainbow Flowers Craft

This fun, easy Spring craft is great for all ages to make. Pick up a Take and Make bag kit at our curbside that will include the supplies needed to make this fun family craft. For children of all ages.

CONTACT:  Maureen Tipton  413-263-6836  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
 
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Rainbow Ribbon Dancers

Celebrate May with these colorful ribbon accessories.The Take and Make bag includes everything that you need to make a Rainbow Ribbon Dancer - pick it up at curbside! Decorate your wrist cuff with colorful ribbons, then wear your finished Rainbow Ribbon Dancers when you dance and play!  Ages 4-8.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, East Springfield, Forest Park, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Spring Fun Bag Take and Make

Looking for fun this Spring? Look no further! We have exciting, inspiring and fun activities and crafts in the bag! Make your own ball launcher! Plant a flower garden! And more! There's also a few surprises, so make sure to stop by and get your bag curbside. Ages 5-10.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, Central Library, East Springfield, Indian Orchard, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413 263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Virtual Gardening Workshops - ONLINE
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Anna Muhammad of the Northeast Organic Farmers Association's Massachusetts chapter for a series of informative gardening workshops. There are workshops for both beginning gardeners and experienced gardeners. Adults 18+.

May 13th, 7 pm, live on Zoom - link coming soon
Healthy Transplants and Healthy Produce – Keeping transplants healthy
This session will cover working with transplants, keeping them healthy from purchase to planting. This session will also cover some aspects of seed starting and when certain seeds can be started inside.

CONTACT:  Sara Deignan  413-263-6853  sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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QTs of Western MA: May Edition
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Meet other LGBTQIA+ or allied teens from Springfield and beyond! We'll be gathering on Zoom once a month for a safe space to hang out in our PJs and watch videos, play games, listen to music or just talk! Ages 13-19

To join please register at this link: https://bit.ly/3paaJrd

Co-hosted with House of Colors, GLSEN MA, Out Now, and the Holyoke Public Library

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Friday May 14, 2021
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Easy Collage Kits

Encourage your child's brain building with this highly creative, no-fuss activity! Collage making teaches fine motor skills and develops an understanding of textures, shapes, and patterns. Pick up a kit containing oversize paper and a glue stick plus plenty of pre-cut tissue paper, cellophane, yarn, stickers, ribbon, and more. Ideal for ages 3-5 with younger and older children welcome. Call for a convenient curbside pickup!

At the following locations: Sixteen Acres, Forest Park, East Forest Park, Brightwood

 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchase@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Make Your Own Fairy or Gnome Garden

Welcome Spring with your own Fairy, or Gnome Garden. Using natural and supplied figures create a magical space for a gnome or fairy. For ages 12-18.

Please call the library at (413) 263-6846 to pick up your supplies curbside at Indian Orchard Branch. Take a picture of your garden to share and email it to mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org, and we will share it on our Instagram!

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
There are many spaces available.
 
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Mystery Detective Take and Make

May is Mystery Month so we've created a take and make kit for budding Private Investigators. Activites include honing observation skills, cracking codes, fingrprint identification, and more! For ages 8-12. Available during curbside hours.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, East Springfield

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6828 x201  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Rainbow Flowers Craft

This fun, easy Spring craft is great for all ages to make. Pick up a Take and Make bag kit at our curbside that will include the supplies needed to make this fun family craft. For children of all ages.

CONTACT:  Maureen Tipton  413-263-6836  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
 
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Rainbow Ribbon Dancers

Celebrate May with these colorful ribbon accessories.The Take and Make bag includes everything that you need to make a Rainbow Ribbon Dancer - pick it up at curbside! Decorate your wrist cuff with colorful ribbons, then wear your finished Rainbow Ribbon Dancers when you dance and play!  Ages 4-8.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, East Springfield, Forest Park, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Spring Fun Bag Take and Make

Looking for fun this Spring? Look no further! We have exciting, inspiring and fun activities and crafts in the bag! Make your own ball launcher! Plant a flower garden! And more! There's also a few surprises, so make sure to stop by and get your bag curbside. Ages 5-10.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, Central Library, East Springfield, Indian Orchard, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413 263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
Saturday May 15, 2021
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Easy Collage Kits

Encourage your child's brain building with this highly creative, no-fuss activity! Collage making teaches fine motor skills and develops an understanding of textures, shapes, and patterns. Pick up a kit containing oversize paper and a glue stick plus plenty of pre-cut tissue paper, cellophane, yarn, stickers, ribbon, and more. Ideal for ages 3-5 with younger and older children welcome. Call for a convenient curbside pickup!

At the following locations: Sixteen Acres, Forest Park, East Forest Park, Brightwood

 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchase@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
nat_river.png
Make Your Own Fairy or Gnome Garden

Welcome Spring with your own Fairy, or Gnome Garden. Using natural and supplied figures create a magical space for a gnome or fairy. For ages 12-18.

Please call the library at (413) 263-6846 to pick up your supplies curbside at Indian Orchard Branch. Take a picture of your garden to share and email it to mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org, and we will share it on our Instagram!

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
There are many spaces available.
 
people_spy.png
Mystery Detective Take and Make

May is Mystery Month so we've created a take and make kit for budding Private Investigators. Activites include honing observation skills, cracking codes, fingrprint identification, and more! For ages 8-12. Available during curbside hours.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, East Springfield

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6828 x201  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Rainbow Flowers Craft

This fun, easy Spring craft is great for all ages to make. Pick up a Take and Make bag kit at our curbside that will include the supplies needed to make this fun family craft. For children of all ages.

CONTACT:  Maureen Tipton  413-263-6836  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
 
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Rainbow Ribbon Dancers

Celebrate May with these colorful ribbon accessories.The Take and Make bag includes everything that you need to make a Rainbow Ribbon Dancer - pick it up at curbside! Decorate your wrist cuff with colorful ribbons, then wear your finished Rainbow Ribbon Dancers when you dance and play!  Ages 4-8.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, East Springfield, Forest Park, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Spring Fun Bag Take and Make

Looking for fun this Spring? Look no further! We have exciting, inspiring and fun activities and crafts in the bag! Make your own ball launcher! Plant a flower garden! And more! There's also a few surprises, so make sure to stop by and get your bag curbside. Ages 5-10.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, Central Library, East Springfield, Indian Orchard, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413 263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
Sunday May 16, 2021
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Spring Fun Bag Take and Make

Looking for fun this Spring? Look no further! We have exciting, inspiring and fun activities and crafts in the bag! Make your own ball launcher! Plant a flower garden! And more! There's also a few surprises, so make sure to stop by and get your bag curbside. Ages 5-10.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, Central Library, East Springfield, Indian Orchard, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413 263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
Monday May 17, 2021
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Easy Collage Kits

Encourage your child's brain building with this highly creative, no-fuss activity! Collage making teaches fine motor skills and develops an understanding of textures, shapes, and patterns. Pick up a kit containing oversize paper and a glue stick plus plenty of pre-cut tissue paper, cellophane, yarn, stickers, ribbon, and more. Ideal for ages 3-5 with younger and older children welcome. Call for a convenient curbside pickup!

At the following locations: Sixteen Acres, Forest Park, East Forest Park, Brightwood

 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchase@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Make Your Own Fairy or Gnome Garden

Welcome Spring with your own Fairy, or Gnome Garden. Using natural and supplied figures create a magical space for a gnome or fairy. For ages 12-18.

Please call the library at (413) 263-6846 to pick up your supplies curbside at Indian Orchard Branch. Take a picture of your garden to share and email it to mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org, and we will share it on our Instagram!

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
There are many spaces available.
 
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Mystery Detective Take and Make

May is Mystery Month so we've created a take and make kit for budding Private Investigators. Activites include honing observation skills, cracking codes, fingrprint identification, and more! For ages 8-12. Available during curbside hours.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, East Springfield

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6828 x201  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Rainbow Ribbon Dancers

Celebrate May with these colorful ribbon accessories.The Take and Make bag includes everything that you need to make a Rainbow Ribbon Dancer - pick it up at curbside! Decorate your wrist cuff with colorful ribbons, then wear your finished Rainbow Ribbon Dancers when you dance and play!  Ages 4-8.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, East Springfield, Forest Park, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Spring Fun Bag Take and Make

Looking for fun this Spring? Look no further! We have exciting, inspiring and fun activities and crafts in the bag! Make your own ball launcher! Plant a flower garden! And more! There's also a few surprises, so make sure to stop by and get your bag curbside. Ages 5-10.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, Central Library, East Springfield, Indian Orchard, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413 263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
Tuesday May 18, 2021
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Easy Collage Kits

Encourage your child's brain building with this highly creative, no-fuss activity! Collage making teaches fine motor skills and develops an understanding of textures, shapes, and patterns. Pick up a kit containing oversize paper and a glue stick plus plenty of pre-cut tissue paper, cellophane, yarn, stickers, ribbon, and more. Ideal for ages 3-5 with younger and older children welcome. Call for a convenient curbside pickup!

At the following locations: Sixteen Acres, Forest Park, East Forest Park, Brightwood

 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchase@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Make Your Own Fairy or Gnome Garden

Welcome Spring with your own Fairy, or Gnome Garden. Using natural and supplied figures create a magical space for a gnome or fairy. For ages 12-18.

Please call the library at (413) 263-6846 to pick up your supplies curbside at Indian Orchard Branch. Take a picture of your garden to share and email it to mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org, and we will share it on our Instagram!

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
There are many spaces available.
 
people_spy.png
Mystery Detective Take and Make

May is Mystery Month so we've created a take and make kit for budding Private Investigators. Activites include honing observation skills, cracking codes, fingrprint identification, and more! For ages 8-12. Available during curbside hours.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, East Springfield

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6828 x201  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Rainbow Ribbon Dancers

Celebrate May with these colorful ribbon accessories.The Take and Make bag includes everything that you need to make a Rainbow Ribbon Dancer - pick it up at curbside! Decorate your wrist cuff with colorful ribbons, then wear your finished Rainbow Ribbon Dancers when you dance and play!  Ages 4-8.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, East Springfield, Forest Park, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Spring Fun Bag Take and Make

Looking for fun this Spring? Look no further! We have exciting, inspiring and fun activities and crafts in the bag! Make your own ball launcher! Plant a flower garden! And more! There's also a few surprises, so make sure to stop by and get your bag curbside. Ages 5-10.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, Central Library, East Springfield, Indian Orchard, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413 263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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What's Cooking Cookbook Club - ONLINE
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join the Cookbook Club’s discussion to improve your cooking skills, share great recipes, hear about the latest new cookbooks, and more.

The group meets online via Zoom. If you would like to be a part of the discussion, please contact librarian Gary Pysznik at gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org for information on how to join.

CONTACT:  Gary Pysznik  413-263-6828 x395  gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Lapsit Storytime - ONLINE
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a special Lapsit Storytime every Tuesday in May! Every week we'll read books, sing songs, and do lap bounces together over zoom. Pick up a take home bag at curbside to follow along at home with your little one (while supplies last). This event is for families and caregivers with children ages 0-3.

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  4132636828 x201  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Teen Check-in - ONLINE
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come hang out with us on Zoom! Relax, play games, and get to know other Springfield area teens. Register to get the Zoom link. Ages 13-18.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday May 19, 2021
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Easy Collage Kits

Encourage your child's brain building with this highly creative, no-fuss activity! Collage making teaches fine motor skills and develops an understanding of textures, shapes, and patterns. Pick up a kit containing oversize paper and a glue stick plus plenty of pre-cut tissue paper, cellophane, yarn, stickers, ribbon, and more. Ideal for ages 3-5 with younger and older children welcome. Call for a convenient curbside pickup!

At the following locations: Sixteen Acres, Forest Park, East Forest Park, Brightwood

 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchase@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Make Your Own Fairy or Gnome Garden

Welcome Spring with your own Fairy, or Gnome Garden. Using natural and supplied figures create a magical space for a gnome or fairy. For ages 12-18.

Please call the library at (413) 263-6846 to pick up your supplies curbside at Indian Orchard Branch. Take a picture of your garden to share and email it to mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org, and we will share it on our Instagram!

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
There are many spaces available.
 
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Mystery Detective Take and Make

May is Mystery Month so we've created a take and make kit for budding Private Investigators. Activites include honing observation skills, cracking codes, fingrprint identification, and more! For ages 8-12. Available during curbside hours.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, East Springfield

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6828 x201  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Rainbow Ribbon Dancers

Celebrate May with these colorful ribbon accessories.The Take and Make bag includes everything that you need to make a Rainbow Ribbon Dancer - pick it up at curbside! Decorate your wrist cuff with colorful ribbons, then wear your finished Rainbow Ribbon Dancers when you dance and play!  Ages 4-8.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, East Springfield, Forest Park, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Spring Fun Bag Take and Make

Looking for fun this Spring? Look no further! We have exciting, inspiring and fun activities and crafts in the bag! Make your own ball launcher! Plant a flower garden! And more! There's also a few surprises, so make sure to stop by and get your bag curbside. Ages 5-10.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, Central Library, East Springfield, Indian Orchard, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413 263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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The Any Book Club -- ONLINE
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Any Book Club (ABC) meets bi-monthly to share stories about their recent reads. Each member gets 5-10 minutes to review the books they've read recently so others can learn about what's great and, sometimes, what's not! Those who enjoy adult fiction will feel especially at home, but all adult readers are welcomed. 

To help keep the program energized and focused, each session is limited to ten readers so please sign-up early to save your seat. The Zoom link will be emailed to each registered person.

Starting in June, the ABC will meet on the 2nd Wednesday and 4th Tuesday of each month from 10-11:00 a.m. on Zoom. Members can attend either or both as space allows. 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6836  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Drawn Together Mini Session: Art Journaling for Teens ONLINE
3:00 PM

Feeling stressed? Overwhelmed? Peaceful? Happy? Join librarians Meg and Lee on Zoom as we Art Journal our feelings! At these mini sessions, we will create art based on a weekly solo prompt. Solo prompts can be found on our website and on Instagram. We will have journals and art supplies available for curbside pick up. Supplies are limited so sign up early! For ages 12-18.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 20 spaces available.
Thursday May 20, 2021
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Easy Collage Kits

Encourage your child's brain building with this highly creative, no-fuss activity! Collage making teaches fine motor skills and develops an understanding of textures, shapes, and patterns. Pick up a kit containing oversize paper and a glue stick plus plenty of pre-cut tissue paper, cellophane, yarn, stickers, ribbon, and more. Ideal for ages 3-5 with younger and older children welcome. Call for a convenient curbside pickup!

At the following locations: Sixteen Acres, Forest Park, East Forest Park, Brightwood

 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchase@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Make Your Own Fairy or Gnome Garden

Welcome Spring with your own Fairy, or Gnome Garden. Using natural and supplied figures create a magical space for a gnome or fairy. For ages 12-18.

Please call the library at (413) 263-6846 to pick up your supplies curbside at Indian Orchard Branch. Take a picture of your garden to share and email it to mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org, and we will share it on our Instagram!

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
There are many spaces available.
 
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Mystery Detective Take and Make

May is Mystery Month so we've created a take and make kit for budding Private Investigators. Activites include honing observation skills, cracking codes, fingrprint identification, and more! For ages 8-12. Available during curbside hours.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, East Springfield

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6828 x201  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Rainbow Ribbon Dancers

Celebrate May with these colorful ribbon accessories.The Take and Make bag includes everything that you need to make a Rainbow Ribbon Dancer - pick it up at curbside! Decorate your wrist cuff with colorful ribbons, then wear your finished Rainbow Ribbon Dancers when you dance and play!  Ages 4-8.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, East Springfield, Forest Park, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Spring Fun Bag Take and Make

Looking for fun this Spring? Look no further! We have exciting, inspiring and fun activities and crafts in the bag! Make your own ball launcher! Plant a flower garden! And more! There's also a few surprises, so make sure to stop by and get your bag curbside. Ages 5-10.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, Central Library, East Springfield, Indian Orchard, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413 263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
Friday May 21, 2021
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Easy Collage Kits

Encourage your child's brain building with this highly creative, no-fuss activity! Collage making teaches fine motor skills and develops an understanding of textures, shapes, and patterns. Pick up a kit containing oversize paper and a glue stick plus plenty of pre-cut tissue paper, cellophane, yarn, stickers, ribbon, and more. Ideal for ages 3-5 with younger and older children welcome. Call for a convenient curbside pickup!

At the following locations: Sixteen Acres, Forest Park, East Forest Park, Brightwood

 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchase@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Make Your Own Fairy or Gnome Garden

Welcome Spring with your own Fairy, or Gnome Garden. Using natural and supplied figures create a magical space for a gnome or fairy. For ages 12-18.

Please call the library at (413) 263-6846 to pick up your supplies curbside at Indian Orchard Branch. Take a picture of your garden to share and email it to mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org, and we will share it on our Instagram!

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
There are many spaces available.
 
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Mystery Detective Take and Make

May is Mystery Month so we've created a take and make kit for budding Private Investigators. Activites include honing observation skills, cracking codes, fingrprint identification, and more! For ages 8-12. Available during curbside hours.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, East Springfield

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6828 x201  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Rainbow Ribbon Dancers

Celebrate May with these colorful ribbon accessories.The Take and Make bag includes everything that you need to make a Rainbow Ribbon Dancer - pick it up at curbside! Decorate your wrist cuff with colorful ribbons, then wear your finished Rainbow Ribbon Dancers when you dance and play!  Ages 4-8.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, East Springfield, Forest Park, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Spring Fun Bag Take and Make

Looking for fun this Spring? Look no further! We have exciting, inspiring and fun activities and crafts in the bag! Make your own ball launcher! Plant a flower garden! And more! There's also a few surprises, so make sure to stop by and get your bag curbside. Ages 5-10.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, Central Library, East Springfield, Indian Orchard, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413 263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
Saturday May 22, 2021
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Easy Collage Kits

Encourage your child's brain building with this highly creative, no-fuss activity! Collage making teaches fine motor skills and develops an understanding of textures, shapes, and patterns. Pick up a kit containing oversize paper and a glue stick plus plenty of pre-cut tissue paper, cellophane, yarn, stickers, ribbon, and more. Ideal for ages 3-5 with younger and older children welcome. Call for a convenient curbside pickup!

At the following locations: Sixteen Acres, Forest Park, East Forest Park, Brightwood

 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchase@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Make Your Own Fairy or Gnome Garden

Welcome Spring with your own Fairy, or Gnome Garden. Using natural and supplied figures create a magical space for a gnome or fairy. For ages 12-18.

Please call the library at (413) 263-6846 to pick up your supplies curbside at Indian Orchard Branch. Take a picture of your garden to share and email it to mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org, and we will share it on our Instagram!

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
There are many spaces available.
 
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Rainbow Ribbon Dancers

Celebrate May with these colorful ribbon accessories.The Take and Make bag includes everything that you need to make a Rainbow Ribbon Dancer - pick it up at curbside! Decorate your wrist cuff with colorful ribbons, then wear your finished Rainbow Ribbon Dancers when you dance and play!  Ages 4-8.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, East Springfield, Forest Park, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Spring Fun Bag Take and Make

Looking for fun this Spring? Look no further! We have exciting, inspiring and fun activities and crafts in the bag! Make your own ball launcher! Plant a flower garden! And more! There's also a few surprises, so make sure to stop by and get your bag curbside. Ages 5-10.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, Central Library, East Springfield, Indian Orchard, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413 263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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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, to be added soon. For adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry    emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.
Sunday May 23, 2021
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Spring Fun Bag Take and Make

Looking for fun this Spring? Look no further! We have exciting, inspiring and fun activities and crafts in the bag! Make your own ball launcher! Plant a flower garden! And more! There's also a few surprises, so make sure to stop by and get your bag curbside. Ages 5-10.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, Central Library, East Springfield, Indian Orchard, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413 263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
Monday May 24, 2021
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Easy Collage Kits

Encourage your child's brain building with this highly creative, no-fuss activity! Collage making teaches fine motor skills and develops an understanding of textures, shapes, and patterns. Pick up a kit containing oversize paper and a glue stick plus plenty of pre-cut tissue paper, cellophane, yarn, stickers, ribbon, and more. Ideal for ages 3-5 with younger and older children welcome. Call for a convenient curbside pickup!

At the following locations: Sixteen Acres, Forest Park, East Forest Park, Brightwood

 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchase@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Make Your Own Fairy or Gnome Garden

Welcome Spring with your own Fairy, or Gnome Garden. Using natural and supplied figures create a magical space for a gnome or fairy. For ages 12-18.

Please call the library at (413) 263-6846 to pick up your supplies curbside at Indian Orchard Branch. Take a picture of your garden to share and email it to mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org, and we will share it on our Instagram!

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
There are many spaces available.
 
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Rainbow Ribbon Dancers

Celebrate May with these colorful ribbon accessories.The Take and Make bag includes everything that you need to make a Rainbow Ribbon Dancer - pick it up at curbside! Decorate your wrist cuff with colorful ribbons, then wear your finished Rainbow Ribbon Dancers when you dance and play!  Ages 4-8.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, East Springfield, Forest Park, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Spring Fun Bag Take and Make

Looking for fun this Spring? Look no further! We have exciting, inspiring and fun activities and crafts in the bag! Make your own ball launcher! Plant a flower garden! And more! There's also a few surprises, so make sure to stop by and get your bag curbside. Ages 5-10.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, Central Library, East Springfield, Indian Orchard, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413 263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
Tuesday May 25, 2021
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Easy Collage Kits

Encourage your child's brain building with this highly creative, no-fuss activity! Collage making teaches fine motor skills and develops an understanding of textures, shapes, and patterns. Pick up a kit containing oversize paper and a glue stick plus plenty of pre-cut tissue paper, cellophane, yarn, stickers, ribbon, and more. Ideal for ages 3-5 with younger and older children welcome. Call for a convenient curbside pickup!

At the following locations: Sixteen Acres, Forest Park, East Forest Park, Brightwood

 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchase@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Make Your Own Fairy or Gnome Garden

Welcome Spring with your own Fairy, or Gnome Garden. Using natural and supplied figures create a magical space for a gnome or fairy. For ages 12-18.

Please call the library at (413) 263-6846 to pick up your supplies curbside at Indian Orchard Branch. Take a picture of your garden to share and email it to mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org, and we will share it on our Instagram!

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
There are many spaces available.
 
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Rainbow Ribbon Dancers

Celebrate May with these colorful ribbon accessories.The Take and Make bag includes everything that you need to make a Rainbow Ribbon Dancer - pick it up at curbside! Decorate your wrist cuff with colorful ribbons, then wear your finished Rainbow Ribbon Dancers when you dance and play!  Ages 4-8.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, East Springfield, Forest Park, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Spring Fun Bag Take and Make

Looking for fun this Spring? Look no further! We have exciting, inspiring and fun activities and crafts in the bag! Make your own ball launcher! Plant a flower garden! And more! There's also a few surprises, so make sure to stop by and get your bag curbside. Ages 5-10.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, Central Library, East Springfield, Indian Orchard, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413 263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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The Any Book Club -- ONLINE
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Any Book Club (ABC) meets bi-monthly to share stories about their recent reads. Each member gets 5-10 minutes to review the books they've read recently so others can learn about what's great and, sometimes, what's not! Those who enjoy adult fiction will feel especially at home, but all adult readers are welcomed. 

To help keep the program energized and focused, each session is limited to ten readers so please sign-up early to save your seat. The Zoom link will be emailed to each registered person.

Beginning in June, the ABC will meet on the 2nd Wednesday and 4th Tuesday of each month from 10-11:00 a.m. on Zoom. Members can attend either or both as space allows. 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6836  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Lapsit Storytime - ONLINE
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a special Lapsit Storytime every Tuesday in May! Every week we'll read books, sing songs, and do lap bounces together over zoom. Pick up a take home bag at curbside to follow along at home with your little one (while supplies last). This event is for families and caregivers with children ages 0-3.

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  4132636828 x201  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Teen Advisory Board (TAB) - ONLINE
4:00 PM

The Springfield City Library is thrilled to offer a virtual Teen Advisory Board (TAB) that is designed to get input from you! TAB members help librarians develop and promote virtual programs and events and work together to create a safe space to gather, create, and lead. Visit our website for more information about the application process and what it means to be a TAB member. TAB meetings are always the last Tuesday of the month. Ages 13-18.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday May 26, 2021
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Easy Collage Kits

Encourage your child's brain building with this highly creative, no-fuss activity! Collage making teaches fine motor skills and develops an understanding of textures, shapes, and patterns. Pick up a kit containing oversize paper and a glue stick plus plenty of pre-cut tissue paper, cellophane, yarn, stickers, ribbon, and more. Ideal for ages 3-5 with younger and older children welcome. Call for a convenient curbside pickup!

At the following locations: Sixteen Acres, Forest Park, East Forest Park, Brightwood

 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchase@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Make Your Own Fairy or Gnome Garden

Welcome Spring with your own Fairy, or Gnome Garden. Using natural and supplied figures create a magical space for a gnome or fairy. For ages 12-18.

Please call the library at (413) 263-6846 to pick up your supplies curbside at Indian Orchard Branch. Take a picture of your garden to share and email it to mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org, and we will share it on our Instagram!

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
There are many spaces available.
 
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Rainbow Ribbon Dancers

Celebrate May with these colorful ribbon accessories.The Take and Make bag includes everything that you need to make a Rainbow Ribbon Dancer - pick it up at curbside! Decorate your wrist cuff with colorful ribbons, then wear your finished Rainbow Ribbon Dancers when you dance and play!  Ages 4-8.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, East Springfield, Forest Park, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Spring Fun Bag Take and Make

Looking for fun this Spring? Look no further! We have exciting, inspiring and fun activities and crafts in the bag! Make your own ball launcher! Plant a flower garden! And more! There's also a few surprises, so make sure to stop by and get your bag curbside. Ages 5-10.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, Central Library, East Springfield, Indian Orchard, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413 263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Drawn Together Mini Session: Art Journaling for Teens ONLINE
3:00 PM

Feeling stressed? Overwhelmed? Peaceful? Happy? Join librarians Meg and Lee on Zoom as we Art Journal our feelings! At these mini sessions, we will create art based on a weekly solo prompt. Solo prompts can be found on our website and on Instagram. We will have journals and art supplies available for curbside pick up. Supplies are limited so sign up early! For ages 12-18.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Supporting Yourself and Your Community: A Mental Health Workshop for Teens - ONLINE
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Join us on Zoom where Mental Health Advocate an Social Justice Educator Ysabel Garcia will lead a workshop for teens on recognizing signs of mental health disress in themselves and others.  We will learn what Community Care is and how we can use it to support our friends and  family who are experiencing mental distress.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 10 spaces available.
Thursday May 27, 2021
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Easy Collage Kits

Encourage your child's brain building with this highly creative, no-fuss activity! Collage making teaches fine motor skills and develops an understanding of textures, shapes, and patterns. Pick up a kit containing oversize paper and a glue stick plus plenty of pre-cut tissue paper, cellophane, yarn, stickers, ribbon, and more. Ideal for ages 3-5 with younger and older children welcome. Call for a convenient curbside pickup!

At the following locations: Sixteen Acres, Forest Park, East Forest Park, Brightwood

 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchase@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Make Your Own Fairy or Gnome Garden

Welcome Spring with your own Fairy, or Gnome Garden. Using natural and supplied figures create a magical space for a gnome or fairy. For ages 12-18.

Please call the library at (413) 263-6846 to pick up your supplies curbside at Indian Orchard Branch. Take a picture of your garden to share and email it to mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org, and we will share it on our Instagram!

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
There are many spaces available.
 
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Rainbow Ribbon Dancers

Celebrate May with these colorful ribbon accessories.The Take and Make bag includes everything that you need to make a Rainbow Ribbon Dancer - pick it up at curbside! Decorate your wrist cuff with colorful ribbons, then wear your finished Rainbow Ribbon Dancers when you dance and play!  Ages 4-8.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, East Springfield, Forest Park, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Spring Fun Bag Take and Make

Looking for fun this Spring? Look no further! We have exciting, inspiring and fun activities and crafts in the bag! Make your own ball launcher! Plant a flower garden! And more! There's also a few surprises, so make sure to stop by and get your bag curbside. Ages 5-10.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, Central Library, East Springfield, Indian Orchard, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413 263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
Friday May 28, 2021
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Easy Collage Kits

Encourage your child's brain building with this highly creative, no-fuss activity! Collage making teaches fine motor skills and develops an understanding of textures, shapes, and patterns. Pick up a kit containing oversize paper and a glue stick plus plenty of pre-cut tissue paper, cellophane, yarn, stickers, ribbon, and more. Ideal for ages 3-5 with younger and older children welcome. Call for a convenient curbside pickup!

At the following locations: Sixteen Acres, Forest Park, East Forest Park, Brightwood

 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchase@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Make Your Own Fairy or Gnome Garden

Welcome Spring with your own Fairy, or Gnome Garden. Using natural and supplied figures create a magical space for a gnome or fairy. For ages 12-18.

Please call the library at (413) 263-6846 to pick up your supplies curbside at Indian Orchard Branch. Take a picture of your garden to share and email it to mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org, and we will share it on our Instagram!

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
There are many spaces available.
 
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Rainbow Ribbon Dancers

Celebrate May with these colorful ribbon accessories.The Take and Make bag includes everything that you need to make a Rainbow Ribbon Dancer - pick it up at curbside! Decorate your wrist cuff with colorful ribbons, then wear your finished Rainbow Ribbon Dancers when you dance and play!  Ages 4-8.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, East Springfield, Forest Park, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Spring Fun Bag Take and Make

Looking for fun this Spring? Look no further! We have exciting, inspiring and fun activities and crafts in the bag! Make your own ball launcher! Plant a flower garden! And more! There's also a few surprises, so make sure to stop by and get your bag curbside. Ages 5-10.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, Central Library, East Springfield, Indian Orchard, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413 263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
Saturday May 29, 2021
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Easy Collage Kits

Encourage your child's brain building with this highly creative, no-fuss activity! Collage making teaches fine motor skills and develops an understanding of textures, shapes, and patterns. Pick up a kit containing oversize paper and a glue stick plus plenty of pre-cut tissue paper, cellophane, yarn, stickers, ribbon, and more. Ideal for ages 3-5 with younger and older children welcome. Call for a convenient curbside pickup!

At the following locations: Sixteen Acres, Forest Park, East Forest Park, Brightwood

 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchase@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Make Your Own Fairy or Gnome Garden

Welcome Spring with your own Fairy, or Gnome Garden. Using natural and supplied figures create a magical space for a gnome or fairy. For ages 12-18.

Please call the library at (413) 263-6846 to pick up your supplies curbside at Indian Orchard Branch. Take a picture of your garden to share and email it to mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org, and we will share it on our Instagram!

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
There are many spaces available.
 
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Rainbow Ribbon Dancers

Celebrate May with these colorful ribbon accessories.The Take and Make bag includes everything that you need to make a Rainbow Ribbon Dancer - pick it up at curbside! Decorate your wrist cuff with colorful ribbons, then wear your finished Rainbow Ribbon Dancers when you dance and play!  Ages 4-8.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, East Springfield, Forest Park, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Spring Fun Bag Take and Make

Looking for fun this Spring? Look no further! We have exciting, inspiring and fun activities and crafts in the bag! Make your own ball launcher! Plant a flower garden! And more! There's also a few surprises, so make sure to stop by and get your bag curbside. Ages 5-10.

At the following library locations: Brightwood, Central Library, East Springfield, Indian Orchard, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413 263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
Monday May 31, 2021
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Memorial 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
Tuesday June 1, 2021
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No Mess Magic Wand Craft

Children love imaginary play, and what could be more fun than having their own magic wand! Pick up a kit containing an eco-friendly wand and plenty of twirly pre-cut ribbon and yarn for decoration. Your child will have a homemade toy to enjoy all summer long - no plastic pieces or messy clean up required!  Ideal for 3-5, with children of all ages welcome. Call for curbside pickup. 

At the following library locations: Brightwood, Central Library, East Forest Park, Forest Park, Mason Square, Sixteen Acres

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Pom-Pom Playset

Build your child's early literacy skills with a Pom-Pom Playset! This take and make kit includes colorful, squishy pom-poms for fun counting, sorting, and pattern activities. While supplies last; pick up curbside.

At the following library locations: Central Library, Mason Square, Brightwood

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  413-263-6828 x 395  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Rainbow Chalk Art

Celebrate Pride Month by creating chalk art and messages of love for Springfield's LGBTQIA+ community! Decorate the library's sidewalk or take the chalk with you to continue showing your support in your neighborhood. Families, children, and teens are all welcome! While supplies last.

Available at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  (413)263-6828x201  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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You Rock! Rock Art

Paint a rock! Use supplies provided to make a cute polka-dotted ladybug, or a design of your choice. We supply paints, rocks and ideas- you supply the fun! Suitable for all ages. One bag has enough supplies for 1-2 people. While supplies last. 

At the following library locations: Brightwood, Central Library, East Forest Park, East Springfield, Forest Park, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  (413)263-6828 x 293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Teen Check-in - ONLINE
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come hang out with us on Zoom! Relax, play games, and get to know other Springfield area teens. Register to get the Zoom link. Ages 13-18.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday June 2, 2021
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No Mess Magic Wand Craft

Children love imaginary play, and what could be more fun than having their own magic wand! Pick up a kit containing an eco-friendly wand and plenty of twirly pre-cut ribbon and yarn for decoration. Your child will have a homemade toy to enjoy all summer long - no plastic pieces or messy clean up required!  Ideal for 3-5, with children of all ages welcome. Call for curbside pickup. 

At the following library locations: Brightwood, Central Library, East Forest Park, Forest Park, Mason Square, Sixteen Acres

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Pom-Pom Playset

Build your child's early literacy skills with a Pom-Pom Playset! This take and make kit includes colorful, squishy pom-poms for fun counting, sorting, and pattern activities. While supplies last; pick up curbside.

At the following library locations: Central Library, Mason Square, Brightwood

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  413-263-6828 x 395  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Rainbow Chalk Art

Celebrate Pride Month by creating chalk art and messages of love for Springfield's LGBTQIA+ community! Decorate the library's sidewalk or take the chalk with you to continue showing your support in your neighborhood. Families, children, and teens are all welcome! While supplies last.

Available at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  (413)263-6828x201  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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You Rock! Rock Art

Paint a rock! Use supplies provided to make a cute polka-dotted ladybug, or a design of your choice. We supply paints, rocks and ideas- you supply the fun! Suitable for all ages. One bag has enough supplies for 1-2 people. While supplies last. 

At the following library locations: Brightwood, Central Library, East Forest Park, East Springfield, Forest Park, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  (413)263-6828 x 293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Drawn Together: Art Journaling for Teens ONLINE
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Feeling stressed? Overwhelmed? Peaceful? Happy? Join librarians Meg and Lee on Zoom as we Art Journal our feelings! We will share a prompt and create art together on the first Wednesday of the month from 3:00 - 4:00 pm. Follow the link below to register. We will have journals and art supplies available for curbside pick up. Supplies are limited so sign up early!  For ages 12-18.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Books & Brew Discussion Group -- ONLINE
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join a lively Zoom discussion with other book lovers, and bring your favorite brew too. To get the Zoom link, please contact librarian Ann Harper at aharper@springfieldlibrary.org. Books & Brew meets on the first Wednesday of each month. Ages 18+.

Copies of the book will be available at the East Forest Park and Forest Park Branch Libraries, and most often are available via Hoopla with a Springfield City Library library card too. If Hoopla is new to you, check out this tutorial. The online discussion works best with an internet connected laptop or desktop computer, but you can use your smartphone too, or even call-in with a regular telephone.

This month's selection is When We Believed in Mermaids by Barbara O'Neal.

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Thursday June 3, 2021
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No Mess Magic Wand Craft

Children love imaginary play, and what could be more fun than having their own magic wand! Pick up a kit containing an eco-friendly wand and plenty of twirly pre-cut ribbon and yarn for decoration. Your child will have a homemade toy to enjoy all summer long - no plastic pieces or messy clean up required!  Ideal for 3-5, with children of all ages welcome. Call for curbside pickup. 

At the following library locations: Brightwood, Central Library, East Forest Park, Forest Park, Mason Square, Sixteen Acres

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Pom-Pom Playset

Build your child's early literacy skills with a Pom-Pom Playset! This take and make kit includes colorful, squishy pom-poms for fun counting, sorting, and pattern activities. While supplies last; pick up curbside.

At the following library locations: Central Library, Mason Square, Brightwood

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  413-263-6828 x 395  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Rainbow Chalk Art

Celebrate Pride Month by creating chalk art and messages of love for Springfield's LGBTQIA+ community! Decorate the library's sidewalk or take the chalk with you to continue showing your support in your neighborhood. Families, children, and teens are all welcome! While supplies last.

Available at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  (413)263-6828x201  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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You Rock! Rock Art

Paint a rock! Use supplies provided to make a cute polka-dotted ladybug, or a design of your choice. We supply paints, rocks and ideas- you supply the fun! Suitable for all ages. One bag has enough supplies for 1-2 people. While supplies last. 

At the following library locations: Brightwood, Central Library, East Forest Park, East Springfield, Forest Park, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  (413)263-6828 x 293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
Friday June 4, 2021
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No Mess Magic Wand Craft

Children love imaginary play, and what could be more fun than having their own magic wand! Pick up a kit containing an eco-friendly wand and plenty of twirly pre-cut ribbon and yarn for decoration. Your child will have a homemade toy to enjoy all summer long - no plastic pieces or messy clean up required!  Ideal for 3-5, with children of all ages welcome. Call for curbside pickup. 

At the following library locations: Brightwood, Central Library, East Forest Park, Forest Park, Mason Square, Sixteen Acres

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Pom-Pom Playset

Build your child's early literacy skills with a Pom-Pom Playset! This take and make kit includes colorful, squishy pom-poms for fun counting, sorting, and pattern activities. While supplies last; pick up curbside.

At the following library locations: Central Library, Mason Square, Brightwood

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  413-263-6828 x 395  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Rainbow Chalk Art

Celebrate Pride Month by creating chalk art and messages of love for Springfield's LGBTQIA+ community! Decorate the library's sidewalk or take the chalk with you to continue showing your support in your neighborhood. Families, children, and teens are all welcome! While supplies last.

Available at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  (413)263-6828x201  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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You Rock! Rock Art

Paint a rock! Use supplies provided to make a cute polka-dotted ladybug, or a design of your choice. We supply paints, rocks and ideas- you supply the fun! Suitable for all ages. One bag has enough supplies for 1-2 people. While supplies last. 

At the following library locations: Brightwood, Central Library, East Forest Park, East Springfield, Forest Park, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  (413)263-6828 x 293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
Saturday June 5, 2021
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No Mess Magic Wand Craft

Children love imaginary play, and what could be more fun than having their own magic wand! Pick up a kit containing an eco-friendly wand and plenty of twirly pre-cut ribbon and yarn for decoration. Your child will have a homemade toy to enjoy all summer long - no plastic pieces or messy clean up required!  Ideal for 3-5, with children of all ages welcome. Call for curbside pickup. 

At the following library locations: Brightwood, Central Library, East Forest Park, Forest Park, Mason Square, Sixteen Acres

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Pom-Pom Playset

Build your child's early literacy skills with a Pom-Pom Playset! This take and make kit includes colorful, squishy pom-poms for fun counting, sorting, and pattern activities. While supplies last; pick up curbside.

At the following library locations: Central Library, Mason Square, Brightwood

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  413-263-6828 x 395  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Rainbow Chalk Art

Celebrate Pride Month by creating chalk art and messages of love for Springfield's LGBTQIA+ community! Decorate the library's sidewalk or take the chalk with you to continue showing your support in your neighborhood. Families, children, and teens are all welcome! While supplies last.

Available at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  (413)263-6828x201  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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You Rock! Rock Art

Paint a rock! Use supplies provided to make a cute polka-dotted ladybug, or a design of your choice. We supply paints, rocks and ideas- you supply the fun! Suitable for all ages. One bag has enough supplies for 1-2 people. While supplies last. 

At the following library locations: Brightwood, Central Library, East Forest Park, East Springfield, Forest Park, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  (413)263-6828 x 293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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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 June 6, 2021
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Pom-Pom Playset

Build your child's early literacy skills with a Pom-Pom Playset! This take and make kit includes colorful, squishy pom-poms for fun counting, sorting, and pattern activities. While supplies last; pick up curbside.

At the following library locations: Central Library, Mason Square, Brightwood

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  413-263-6828 x 395  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
Monday June 7, 2021
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Father's Day Cards Take and Make

Pick up a grab-and-go kit to make a card for dear ol' Dad. Supplies and templates will be provided so that you can craft a card that will put a smile on the face of Dad, Pop, Grandpa or Uncle Jim. Show someone how special they are with a personalized card made by you! All supplies provided - pick up curbside.

Available at all library locations.

LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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No Mess Magic Wand Craft

Children love imaginary play, and what could be more fun than having their own magic wand! Pick up a kit containing an eco-friendly wand and plenty of twirly pre-cut ribbon and yarn for decoration. Your child will have a homemade toy to enjoy all summer long - no plastic pieces or messy clean up required!  Ideal for 3-5, with children of all ages welcome. Call for curbside pickup. 

At the following library locations: Brightwood, Central Library, East Forest Park, Forest Park, Mason Square, Sixteen Acres

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Pom-Pom Playset

Build your child's early literacy skills with a Pom-Pom Playset! This take and make kit includes colorful, squishy pom-poms for fun counting, sorting, and pattern activities. While supplies last; pick up curbside.

At the following library locations: Central Library, Mason Square, Brightwood

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  413-263-6828 x 395  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Rainbow Chalk Art

Celebrate Pride Month by creating chalk art and messages of love for Springfield's LGBTQIA+ community! Decorate the library's sidewalk or take the chalk with you to continue showing your support in your neighborhood. Families, children, and teens are all welcome! While supplies last.

Available at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  (413)263-6828x201  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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You Rock! Rock Art

Paint a rock! Use supplies provided to make a cute polka-dotted ladybug, or a design of your choice. We supply paints, rocks and ideas- you supply the fun! Suitable for all ages. One bag has enough supplies for 1-2 people. While supplies last. 

At the following library locations: Brightwood, Central Library, East Forest Park, East Springfield, Forest Park, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  (413)263-6828 x 293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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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 June 8, 2021
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Father's Day Cards Take and Make

Pick up a grab-and-go kit to make a card for dear ol' Dad. Supplies and templates will be provided so that you can craft a card that will put a smile on the face of Dad, Pop, Grandpa or Uncle Jim. Show someone how special they are with a personalized card made by you! All supplies provided - pick up curbside.

Available at all library locations.

LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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No Mess Magic Wand Craft

Children love imaginary play, and what could be more fun than having their own magic wand! Pick up a kit containing an eco-friendly wand and plenty of twirly pre-cut ribbon and yarn for decoration. Your child will have a homemade toy to enjoy all summer long - no plastic pieces or messy clean up required!  Ideal for 3-5, with children of all ages welcome. Call for curbside pickup. 

At the following library locations: Brightwood, Central Library, East Forest Park, Forest Park, Mason Square, Sixteen Acres

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Pom-Pom Playset

Build your child's early literacy skills with a Pom-Pom Playset! This take and make kit includes colorful, squishy pom-poms for fun counting, sorting, and pattern activities. While supplies last; pick up curbside.

At the following library locations: Central Library, Mason Square, Brightwood

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  413-263-6828 x 395  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Rainbow Chalk Art

Celebrate Pride Month by creating chalk art and messages of love for Springfield's LGBTQIA+ community! Decorate the library's sidewalk or take the chalk with you to continue showing your support in your neighborhood. Families, children, and teens are all welcome! While supplies last.

Available at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  (413)263-6828x201  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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You Rock! Rock Art

Paint a rock! Use supplies provided to make a cute polka-dotted ladybug, or a design of your choice. We supply paints, rocks and ideas- you supply the fun! Suitable for all ages. One bag has enough supplies for 1-2 people. While supplies last. 

At the following library locations: Brightwood, Central Library, East Forest Park, East Springfield, Forest Park, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  (413)263-6828 x 293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Teen Check-in - ONLINE
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come hang out with us on Zoom! Relax, play games, and get to know other Springfield area teens. Register to get the Zoom link. Ages 13-18.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday June 9, 2021
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Father's Day Cards Take and Make

Pick up a grab-and-go kit to make a card for dear ol' Dad. Supplies and templates will be provided so that you can craft a card that will put a smile on the face of Dad, Pop, Grandpa or Uncle Jim. Show someone how special they are with a personalized card made by you! All supplies provided - pick up curbside.

Available at all library locations.

LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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No Mess Magic Wand Craft

Children love imaginary play, and what could be more fun than having their own magic wand! Pick up a kit containing an eco-friendly wand and plenty of twirly pre-cut ribbon and yarn for decoration. Your child will have a homemade toy to enjoy all summer long - no plastic pieces or messy clean up required!  Ideal for 3-5, with children of all ages welcome. Call for curbside pickup. 

At the following library locations: Brightwood, Central Library, East Forest Park, Forest Park, Mason Square, Sixteen Acres

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Pom-Pom Playset

Build your child's early literacy skills with a Pom-Pom Playset! This take and make kit includes colorful, squishy pom-poms for fun counting, sorting, and pattern activities. While supplies last; pick up curbside.

At the following library locations: Central Library, Mason Square, Brightwood

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  413-263-6828 x 395  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Rainbow Chalk Art

Celebrate Pride Month by creating chalk art and messages of love for Springfield's LGBTQIA+ community! Decorate the library's sidewalk or take the chalk with you to continue showing your support in your neighborhood. Families, children, and teens are all welcome! While supplies last.

Available at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  (413)263-6828x201  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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You Rock! Rock Art

Paint a rock! Use supplies provided to make a cute polka-dotted ladybug, or a design of your choice. We supply paints, rocks and ideas- you supply the fun! Suitable for all ages. One bag has enough supplies for 1-2 people. While supplies last. 

At the following library locations: Brightwood, Central Library, East Forest Park, East Springfield, Forest Park, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  (413)263-6828 x 293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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The Any Book Club -- ONLINE
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Any Book Club (ABC) meets bi-monthly to share stories about their recent reads. Each member gets 5-10 minutes to review the books they've read recently so others can learn about what's great and, sometimes, what's not! Those who enjoy adult fiction will feel especially at home, but all adult readers are welcomed. 

To help keep the program energized and focused, each session is limited to ten readers so please sign-up early to save your seat. The Zoom link will be emailed to each registered person.

The ABC meets on the 2nd Wednesday and 4th Tuesday of each month from 10-11:00 a.m. on Zoom. Members can attend either or both as space allows. 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6836  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
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Drawn Together Mini Session: Art Journaling for Teens ONLINE
3:00 PM

Feeling stressed? Overwhelmed? Peaceful? Happy? Join librarians Meg and Lee on Zoom as we Art Journal our feelings! At these mini sessions, we will create art based on a weekly solo prompt. Solo prompts can be found on our website and on Instagram. We will have journals and art supplies available for curbside pick up. Supplies are limited so sign up early! For ages 12-18.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Local Resources for Small Business Owners - ONLINE
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Did you know that there are several organizations in Western Mass that provide free guidance to people who want to start or grow a small business? Join us for this panel presentation with representatives of 6 local groups that specialize in assisting current and future small business owners. A detailed resource guide will be shared with everyone who attends. For Adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828, x 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Thursday June 10, 2021
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Father's Day Cards Take and Make

Pick up a grab-and-go kit to make a card for dear ol' Dad. Supplies and templates will be provided so that you can craft a card that will put a smile on the face of Dad, Pop, Grandpa or Uncle Jim. Show someone how special they are with a personalized card made by you! All supplies provided - pick up curbside.

Available at all library locations.

LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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No Mess Magic Wand Craft

Children love imaginary play, and what could be more fun than having their own magic wand! Pick up a kit containing an eco-friendly wand and plenty of twirly pre-cut ribbon and yarn for decoration. Your child will have a homemade toy to enjoy all summer long - no plastic pieces or messy clean up required!  Ideal for 3-5, with children of all ages welcome. Call for curbside pickup. 

At the following library locations: Brightwood, Central Library, East Forest Park, Forest Park, Mason Square, Sixteen Acres

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Pom-Pom Playset

Build your child's early literacy skills with a Pom-Pom Playset! This take and make kit includes colorful, squishy pom-poms for fun counting, sorting, and pattern activities. While supplies last; pick up curbside.

At the following library locations: Central Library, Mason Square, Brightwood

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  413-263-6828 x 395  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Rainbow Chalk Art

Celebrate Pride Month by creating chalk art and messages of love for Springfield's LGBTQIA+ community! Decorate the library's sidewalk or take the chalk with you to continue showing your support in your neighborhood. Families, children, and teens are all welcome! While supplies last.

Available at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  (413)263-6828x201  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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You Rock! Rock Art

Paint a rock! Use supplies provided to make a cute polka-dotted ladybug, or a design of your choice. We supply paints, rocks and ideas- you supply the fun! Suitable for all ages. One bag has enough supplies for 1-2 people. While supplies last. 

At the following library locations: Brightwood, Central Library, East Forest Park, East Springfield, Forest Park, Mason Square

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  (413)263-6828 x 293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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QTs of Western MA: June Edition
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Meet other LGBTQIA+ or allied teens from Springfield and beyond! We'll be gathering on Zoom once a month for a safe space to hang out in our PJs and watch videos, play games, listen to music or just talk! Ages 13-19

To join please register at this link: https://bit.ly/3paaJrd

Co-hosted with House of Colors, GLSEN MA, Out Now, and the Holyoke Public Library

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Friday June 11, 2021
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Father's Day Cards Take and Make

Pick up a grab-and-go kit to make a card for dear ol' Dad. Supplies and templates will be provided so that you can craft a card that will put a smile on the face of Dad, Pop, Grandpa or Uncle Jim. Show someone how special they are with a personalized card made by you! All supplies provided - pick up curbside.

Available at all library locations.

LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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No Mess Magic Wand Craft

Children love imaginary play, and what could be more fun than having their own magic wand! Pick up a kit containing an eco-friendly wand and plenty of twirly pre-cut ribbon and yarn for decoration. Your child will have a homemade toy to enjoy all summer long - no plastic pieces or messy clean up required!  Ideal for 3-5, with children of all ages welcome. Call for curbside pickup. 

At the following library locations: Brightwood, Central Library, East Forest Park, Forest Park, Mason Square, Sixteen Acres

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Pom-Pom Playset

Build your child's early literacy skills with a Pom-Pom Playset! This take and make kit includes colorful, squ