Monday March 1, 2021
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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, Mason Square Branch, Sixteen Acres Branch

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Cat In The Hat Craft

In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, make a special Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat craft for all ages! Grab one curbside.

At the following location: East Forest Park Branch

CONTACT:  Maureen Tipton  413-263-6836  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
 
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Explore the Rainbow Take and Make Craft

Welcome spring this month with this fun activity- create, explore, and read about colors! Packed in your activity bag are materials for a rainbow collage, lyrics to a fun song, and a book about colors. This activity is available for children 7 and under and their families via curbside pickup.

At the following locations: Mason Square Branch, Central Library

CONTACT:  Kate Potapova  413-263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Love that book? Let them know! Craft

Let your favorite author know how much you love their books. Draw a picture, write a poem, write a note; they might just write you back! A list of popular authors' addresses, stationery and two stamped envelopes provided. Available for pick up curbside. For ages 8-12.

At the following location: Indian Orchard Branch

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Winter Scavenger Hunt

What items can you find outside this winter? 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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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+ Made possible through the generosity of the Rose Smith Fund.

Click here to join the Strum-Along.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828 ex.293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Tuesday March 2, 2021
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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, Mason Square Branch, Sixteen Acres Branch

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Cat In The Hat Craft

In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, make a special Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat craft for all ages! Grab one curbside.

At the following location: East Forest Park Branch

CONTACT:  Maureen Tipton  413-263-6836  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
 
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Explore the Rainbow Take and Make Craft

Welcome spring this month with this fun activity- create, explore, and read about colors! Packed in your activity bag are materials for a rainbow collage, lyrics to a fun song, and a book about colors. This activity is available for children 7 and under and their families via curbside pickup.

At the following locations: Mason Square Branch, Central Library

CONTACT:  Kate Potapova  413-263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Let The Cat Out of the Bag Bag

Stop by curbside and pick up a bag of Seuss-tacular family fun! Inside you'll find games, arts and crafts, recipes and more to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday month! Supplies are limited!

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

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Love that book? Let them know! Craft

Let your favorite author know how much you love their books. Draw a picture, write a poem, write a note; they might just write you back! A list of popular authors' addresses, stationery and two stamped envelopes provided. Available for pick up curbside. For ages 8-12.

At the following location: Indian Orchard Branch

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Virtual Music Class with Nathalia Palis

Join us for bilingual family music classes with singer-songwriter Nathalia Palis. These fun, interactive music classes will have families singing, dancing, and even learning some Spanish! 
To join Nathalia on Zoom, check out our facebook page. Come to one class, or attend them all-no registration required.
For extra fun: pick up a music activity bag at our Central, Sixteen Acres, or East Forest Park locations. Bags will include egg shakers, scarves, a book, and a nursery rhyme booklet. Available while supplies last.

Tuesday, March 2, 1:00 pm
Saturday, March 6, 10:30 am
Tuesday, March 9, 1:00 pm
Saturday, March 13, 10:30 am
Tuesday, March 16, 10:30 am
Saturday, March 20, 1:00 pm
Tuesday, March 23, 10:30 am
Saturday, March 27, 1:00pm

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828 x444  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Winter Scavenger Hunt

What items can you find outside this winter? 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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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 March 3, 2021
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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, Mason Square Branch, Sixteen Acres Branch

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Cat In The Hat Craft

In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, make a special Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat craft for all ages! Grab one curbside.

At the following location: East Forest Park Branch

CONTACT:  Maureen Tipton  413-263-6836  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
 
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Explore the Rainbow Take and Make Craft

Welcome spring this month with this fun activity- create, explore, and read about colors! Packed in your activity bag are materials for a rainbow collage, lyrics to a fun song, and a book about colors. This activity is available for children 7 and under and their families via curbside pickup.

At the following locations: Mason Square Branch, Central Library

CONTACT:  Kate Potapova  413-263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Let The Cat Out of the Bag Bag

Stop by curbside and pick up a bag of Seuss-tacular family fun! Inside you'll find games, arts and crafts, recipes and more to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday month! Supplies are limited!

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

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Love that book? Let them know! Craft

Let your favorite author know how much you love their books. Draw a picture, write a poem, write a note; they might just write you back! A list of popular authors' addresses, stationery and two stamped envelopes provided. Available for pick up curbside. For ages 8-12.

At the following location: Indian Orchard Branch

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Winter Scavenger Hunt

What items can you find outside this winter? 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: 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 8 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 Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson (audiobook on Hoopla).

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Thursday March 4, 2021
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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, Mason Square Branch, Sixteen Acres Branch

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Cat In The Hat Craft

In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, make a special Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat craft for all ages! Grab one curbside.

At the following location: East Forest Park Branch

CONTACT:  Maureen Tipton  413-263-6836  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
 
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Explore the Rainbow Take and Make Craft

Welcome spring this month with this fun activity- create, explore, and read about colors! Packed in your activity bag are materials for a rainbow collage, lyrics to a fun song, and a book about colors. This activity is available for children 7 and under and their families via curbside pickup.

At the following locations: Mason Square Branch, Central Library

CONTACT:  Kate Potapova  413-263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Let The Cat Out of the Bag Bag

Stop by curbside and pick up a bag of Seuss-tacular family fun! Inside you'll find games, arts and crafts, recipes and more to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday month! Supplies are limited!

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

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Love that book? Let them know! Craft

Let your favorite author know how much you love their books. Draw a picture, write a poem, write a note; they might just write you back! A list of popular authors' addresses, stationery and two stamped envelopes provided. Available for pick up curbside. For ages 8-12.

At the following location: Indian Orchard Branch

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Winter Scavenger Hunt

What items can you find outside this winter? 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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SCORE Small Business Workshops - ONLINE
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Are you interested in starting a small business? Join us for this workshop series presented by Western Massachusetts SCORE, a local organization that provides free support for small business entrepreneurs. In these workshops, you will receive expert advice that will help you start your own small business. Each week, there will be a workshop on a different small business topic. For Adults 18+.

The workshops are:
- March 4: Validating Your Idea & Starting Your Business
- March 11: Making a Business Plan
- March 18: Basic E-Commerce 

Click to register for the workshops.

CONTACT:  Sara Deignan  413-263-6853  sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Friday March 5, 2021
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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, Mason Square Branch, Sixteen Acres Branch

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Cat In The Hat Craft

In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, make a special Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat craft for all ages! Grab one curbside.

At the following location: East Forest Park Branch

CONTACT:  Maureen Tipton  413-263-6836  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
 
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Explore the Rainbow Take and Make Craft

Welcome spring this month with this fun activity- create, explore, and read about colors! Packed in your activity bag are materials for a rainbow collage, lyrics to a fun song, and a book about colors. This activity is available for children 7 and under and their families via curbside pickup.

At the following locations: Mason Square Branch, Central Library

CONTACT:  Kate Potapova  413-263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Let The Cat Out of the Bag Bag

Stop by curbside and pick up a bag of Seuss-tacular family fun! Inside you'll find games, arts and crafts, recipes and more to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday month! Supplies are limited!

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

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Love that book? Let them know! Craft

Let your favorite author know how much you love their books. Draw a picture, write a poem, write a note; they might just write you back! A list of popular authors' addresses, stationery and two stamped envelopes provided. Available for pick up curbside. For ages 8-12.

At the following location: Indian Orchard Branch

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Winter Scavenger Hunt

What items can you find outside this winter? 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 March 6, 2021
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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, Mason Square Branch, Sixteen Acres Branch

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Cat In The Hat Craft

In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, make a special Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat craft for all ages! Grab one curbside.

At the following location: East Forest Park Branch

CONTACT:  Maureen Tipton  413-263-6836  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
 
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Explore the Rainbow Take and Make Craft

Welcome spring this month with this fun activity- create, explore, and read about colors! Packed in your activity bag are materials for a rainbow collage, lyrics to a fun song, and a book about colors. This activity is available for children 7 and under and their families via curbside pickup.

At the following locations: Mason Square Branch, Central Library

CONTACT:  Kate Potapova  413-263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Let The Cat Out of the Bag Bag

Stop by curbside and pick up a bag of Seuss-tacular family fun! Inside you'll find games, arts and crafts, recipes and more to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday month! Supplies are limited!

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

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Love that book? Let them know! Craft

Let your favorite author know how much you love their books. Draw a picture, write a poem, write a note; they might just write you back! A list of popular authors' addresses, stationery and two stamped envelopes provided. Available for pick up curbside. For ages 8-12.

At the following location: Indian Orchard Branch

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Virtual Music Class with Nathalia Palis

Join us for bilingual family music classes with singer-songwriter Nathalia Palis. These fun, interactive music classes will have families singing, dancing, and even learning some Spanish! 
To join Nathalia on Zoom, check out our facebook page. Come to one class, or attend them all-no registration required.
For extra fun: pick up a music activity bag at our Central, Sixteen Acres, or East Forest Park locations. Bags will include egg shakers, scarves, a book, and a nursery rhyme booklet. Available while supplies last.

Tuesday, March 2, 1:00 pm
Saturday, March 6, 10:30 am
Tuesday, March 9, 1:00 pm
Saturday, March 13, 10:30 am
Tuesday, March 16, 10:30 am
Saturday, March 20, 1:00 pm
Tuesday, March 23, 10:30 am
Saturday, March 27, 1:00pm

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828 x444  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Winter Scavenger Hunt

What items can you find outside this winter? 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
Sunday March 7, 2021
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Explore the Rainbow Take and Make Craft

Welcome spring this month with this fun activity- create, explore, and read about colors! Packed in your activity bag are materials for a rainbow collage, lyrics to a fun song, and a book about colors. This activity is available for children 7 and under and their families via curbside pickup.

At the following locations: Mason Square Branch, Central Library

CONTACT:  Kate Potapova  413-263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
Monday March 8, 2021
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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, Mason Square Branch, Sixteen Acres Branch

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Cat In The Hat Craft

In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, make a special Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat craft for all ages! Grab one curbside.

At the following location: East Forest Park Branch

CONTACT:  Maureen Tipton  413-263-6836  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
 
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Explore the Rainbow Take and Make Craft

Welcome spring this month with this fun activity- create, explore, and read about colors! Packed in your activity bag are materials for a rainbow collage, lyrics to a fun song, and a book about colors. This activity is available for children 7 and under and their families via curbside pickup.

At the following locations: Mason Square Branch, Central Library

CONTACT:  Kate Potapova  413-263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
objects_scissors.png
Let The Cat Out of the Bag Bag

Stop by curbside and pick up a bag of Seuss-tacular family fun! Inside you'll find games, arts and crafts, recipes and more to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday month! Supplies are limited!

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

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Love that book? Let them know! Craft

Let your favorite author know how much you love their books. Draw a picture, write a poem, write a note; they might just write you back! A list of popular authors' addresses, stationery and two stamped envelopes provided. Available for pick up curbside. For ages 8-12.

At the following location: Indian Orchard Branch

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Winter Scavenger Hunt

What items can you find outside this winter? 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 March 9, 2021
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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, Mason Square Branch, Sixteen Acres Branch

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Explore the Rainbow Take and Make Craft

Welcome spring this month with this fun activity- create, explore, and read about colors! Packed in your activity bag are materials for a rainbow collage, lyrics to a fun song, and a book about colors. This activity is available for children 7 and under and their families via curbside pickup.

At the following locations: Mason Square Branch, Central Library

CONTACT:  Kate Potapova  413-263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
objects_scissors.png
Let The Cat Out of the Bag Bag

Stop by curbside and pick up a bag of Seuss-tacular family fun! Inside you'll find games, arts and crafts, recipes and more to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday month! Supplies are limited!

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

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Love that book? Let them know! Craft

Let your favorite author know how much you love their books. Draw a picture, write a poem, write a note; they might just write you back! A list of popular authors' addresses, stationery and two stamped envelopes provided. Available for pick up curbside. For ages 8-12.

At the following location: Indian Orchard Branch

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Virtual Music Class with Nathalia Palis

Join us for bilingual family music classes with singer-songwriter Nathalia Palis. These fun, interactive music classes will have families singing, dancing, and even learning some Spanish! 
To join Nathalia on Zoom, check out our facebook page. Come to one class, or attend them all-no registration required.
For extra fun: pick up a music activity bag at our Central, Sixteen Acres, or East Forest Park locations. Bags will include egg shakers, scarves, a book, and a nursery rhyme booklet. Available while supplies last.

Tuesday, March 2, 1:00 pm
Saturday, March 6, 10:30 am
Tuesday, March 9, 1:00 pm
Saturday, March 13, 10:30 am
Tuesday, March 16, 10:30 am
Saturday, March 20, 1:00 pm
Tuesday, March 23, 10:30 am
Saturday, March 27, 1:00pm

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828 x444  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Winter Scavenger Hunt

What items can you find outside this winter? 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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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 Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson (2014) 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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Learn Ukulele with Julie Stepanek, Part One -- Online
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Instructor Julie Stepanek teaches the basics of the ukulele in this fun, stress-free set of classes.  They're guaranteed to have you strumming in no time! If you need a ukulele, call the library to borrow one and pick it up curbside at the Central Library.  Please register online to receive the Zoom link for the classes. For ages 16+. Made possible through the generosity of the Rose Smith Fund.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828 x 293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are many 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 March 10, 2021
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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, Mason Square Branch, Sixteen Acres Branch

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Explore the Rainbow Take and Make Craft

Welcome spring this month with this fun activity- create, explore, and read about colors! Packed in your activity bag are materials for a rainbow collage, lyrics to a fun song, and a book about colors. This activity is available for children 7 and under and their families via curbside pickup.

At the following locations: Mason Square Branch, Central Library

CONTACT:  Kate Potapova  413-263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Let The Cat Out of the Bag Bag

Stop by curbside and pick up a bag of Seuss-tacular family fun! Inside you'll find games, arts and crafts, recipes and more to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday month! Supplies are limited!

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

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Love that book? Let them know! Craft

Let your favorite author know how much you love their books. Draw a picture, write a poem, write a note; they might just write you back! A list of popular authors' addresses, stationery and two stamped envelopes provided. Available for pick up curbside. For ages 8-12.

At the following location: Indian Orchard Branch

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Winter Scavenger Hunt

What items can you find outside this winter? 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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Learn Ukulele with Julie Stepanek, Part Two -- Online
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Instructor Julie Stepanek teaches the basics of the ukulele in this fun, stress-free set of classes.  They're guaranteed to have you strumming in no time! If you need a ukulele, call the library to borrow one and pick it up curbside at the Central Library.  Please register online to receive the Zoom link for the classes. For ages 16+. Made possible through the generosity of the Rose Smith Fund.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828 x 293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Thursday March 11, 2021
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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, Mason Square Branch, Sixteen Acres Branch

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Explore the Rainbow Take and Make Craft

Welcome spring this month with this fun activity- create, explore, and read about colors! Packed in your activity bag are materials for a rainbow collage, lyrics to a fun song, and a book about colors. This activity is available for children 7 and under and their families via curbside pickup.

At the following locations: Mason Square Branch, Central Library

CONTACT:  Kate Potapova  413-263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Let The Cat Out of the Bag Bag

Stop by curbside and pick up a bag of Seuss-tacular family fun! Inside you'll find games, arts and crafts, recipes and more to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday month! Supplies are limited!

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

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Love that book? Let them know! Craft

Let your favorite author know how much you love their books. Draw a picture, write a poem, write a note; they might just write you back! A list of popular authors' addresses, stationery and two stamped envelopes provided. Available for pick up curbside. For ages 8-12.

At the following location: Indian Orchard Branch

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Winter Scavenger Hunt

What items can you find outside this winter? 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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SCORE Small Business Workshops - ONLINE
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Are you interested in starting a small business? Join us for this workshop series presented by Western Massachusetts SCORE, a local organization that provides free support for small business entrepreneurs. In these workshops, you will receive expert advice that will help you start your own small business. Each week, there will be a workshop on a different small business topic. For Adults 18+.

The workshops are:
- March 4: Validating Your Idea & Starting Your Business
- March 11: Making a Business Plan
- March 18: Basic E-Commerce 

Click to register for the workshops.

CONTACT:  Sara Deignan  413-263-6853  sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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QTs of Western MA: TikTok PJ Party
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 March 12, 2021
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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, Mason Square Branch, Sixteen Acres Branch

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Explore the Rainbow Take and Make Craft

Welcome spring this month with this fun activity- create, explore, and read about colors! Packed in your activity bag are materials for a rainbow collage, lyrics to a fun song, and a book about colors. This activity is available for children 7 and under and their families via curbside pickup.

At the following locations: Mason Square Branch, Central Library

CONTACT:  Kate Potapova  413-263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Let The Cat Out of the Bag Bag

Stop by curbside and pick up a bag of Seuss-tacular family fun! Inside you'll find games, arts and crafts, recipes and more to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday month! Supplies are limited!

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

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Love that book? Let them know! Craft

Let your favorite author know how much you love their books. Draw a picture, write a poem, write a note; they might just write you back! A list of popular authors' addresses, stationery and two stamped envelopes provided. Available for pick up curbside. For ages 8-12.

At the following location: Indian Orchard Branch

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Winter Scavenger Hunt

What items can you find outside this winter? 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 March 13, 2021
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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, Mason Square Branch, Sixteen Acres Branch

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Explore the Rainbow Take and Make Craft

Welcome spring this month with this fun activity- create, explore, and read about colors! Packed in your activity bag are materials for a rainbow collage, lyrics to a fun song, and a book about colors. This activity is available for children 7 and under and their families via curbside pickup.

At the following locations: Mason Square Branch, Central Library

CONTACT:  Kate Potapova  413-263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Let The Cat Out of the Bag Bag

Stop by curbside and pick up a bag of Seuss-tacular family fun! Inside you'll find games, arts and crafts, recipes and more to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday month! Supplies are limited!

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

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Love that book? Let them know! Craft

Let your favorite author know how much you love their books. Draw a picture, write a poem, write a note; they might just write you back! A list of popular authors' addresses, stationery and two stamped envelopes provided. Available for pick up curbside. For ages 8-12.

At the following location: Indian Orchard Branch

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Virtual Music Class with Nathalia Palis

Join us for bilingual family music classes with singer-songwriter Nathalia Palis. These fun, interactive music classes will have families singing, dancing, and even learning some Spanish! 
To join Nathalia on Zoom, check out our facebook page. Come to one class, or attend them all-no registration required.
For extra fun: pick up a music activity bag at our Central, Sixteen Acres, or East Forest Park locations. Bags will include egg shakers, scarves, a book, and a nursery rhyme booklet. Available while supplies last.

Tuesday, March 2, 1:00 pm
Saturday, March 6, 10:30 am
Tuesday, March 9, 1:00 pm
Saturday, March 13, 10:30 am
Tuesday, March 16, 10:30 am
Saturday, March 20, 1:00 pm
Tuesday, March 23, 10:30 am
Saturday, March 27, 1:00pm

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828 x444  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Winter Scavenger Hunt

What items can you find outside this winter? 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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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 413-263-6828, x221 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  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Genealogy Help Online Drop-In
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Drop in for help with genealogy questions. We can show you how to access the library's and other genealogy resources, get started with your family history, or tackle a stumbling block on your existing project. No registration required; Zoom link: https://tinyurl.com/sclgenealogy.

If you can't make it to the online Zoom drop-in time, call to make a phone appointment with the same librarian! 413-263-6828 x395, ask for Gary, or email gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Gary Pysznik  413-263-6828 x395  gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Sunday March 14, 2021
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Explore the Rainbow Take and Make Craft

Welcome spring this month with this fun activity- create, explore, and read about colors! Packed in your activity bag are materials for a rainbow collage, lyrics to a fun song, and a book about colors. This activity is available for children 7 and under and their families via curbside pickup.

At the following locations: Mason Square Branch, Central Library

CONTACT:  Kate Potapova  413-263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
Monday March 15, 2021
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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, Mason Square Branch, Sixteen Acres Branch

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Explore the Rainbow Take and Make Craft

Welcome spring this month with this fun activity- create, explore, and read about colors! Packed in your activity bag are materials for a rainbow collage, lyrics to a fun song, and a book about colors. This activity is available for children 7 and under and their families via curbside pickup.

At the following locations: Mason Square Branch, Central Library

CONTACT:  Kate Potapova  413-263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Let The Cat Out of the Bag Bag

Stop by curbside and pick up a bag of Seuss-tacular family fun! Inside you'll find games, arts and crafts, recipes and more to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday month! Supplies are limited!

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

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Love that book? Let them know! Craft

Let your favorite author know how much you love their books. Draw a picture, write a poem, write a note; they might just write you back! A list of popular authors' addresses, stationery and two stamped envelopes provided. Available for pick up curbside. For ages 8-12.

At the following location: Indian Orchard Branch

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Winter Scavenger Hunt

What items can you find outside this winter? 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 March 16, 2021
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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, Mason Square Branch, Sixteen Acres Branch

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Explore the Rainbow Take and Make Craft

Welcome spring this month with this fun activity- create, explore, and read about colors! Packed in your activity bag are materials for a rainbow collage, lyrics to a fun song, and a book about colors. This activity is available for children 7 and under and their families via curbside pickup.

At the following locations: Mason Square Branch, Central Library

CONTACT:  Kate Potapova  413-263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Let The Cat Out of the Bag Bag

Stop by curbside and pick up a bag of Seuss-tacular family fun! Inside you'll find games, arts and crafts, recipes and more to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday month! Supplies are limited!

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

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Love that book? Let them know! Craft

Let your favorite author know how much you love their books. Draw a picture, write a poem, write a note; they might just write you back! A list of popular authors' addresses, stationery and two stamped envelopes provided. Available for pick up curbside. For ages 8-12.

At the following location: Indian Orchard Branch

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Virtual Music Class with Nathalia Palis

Join us for bilingual family music classes with singer-songwriter Nathalia Palis. These fun, interactive music classes will have families singing, dancing, and even learning some Spanish! 
To join Nathalia on Zoom, check out our facebook page. Come to one class, or attend them all-no registration required.
For extra fun: pick up a music activity bag at our Central, Sixteen Acres, or East Forest Park locations. Bags will include egg shakers, scarves, a book, and a nursery rhyme booklet. Available while supplies last.

Tuesday, March 2, 1:00 pm
Saturday, March 6, 10:30 am
Tuesday, March 9, 1:00 pm
Saturday, March 13, 10:30 am
Tuesday, March 16, 10:30 am
Saturday, March 20, 1:00 pm
Tuesday, March 23, 10:30 am
Saturday, March 27, 1:00pm

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828 x444  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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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 with both email and in Zoom. If you wold 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 March 17, 2021
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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, Mason Square Branch, Sixteen Acres Branch

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Explore the Rainbow Take and Make Craft

Welcome spring this month with this fun activity- create, explore, and read about colors! Packed in your activity bag are materials for a rainbow collage, lyrics to a fun song, and a book about colors. This activity is available for children 7 and under and their families via curbside pickup.

At the following locations: Mason Square Branch, Central Library

CONTACT:  Kate Potapova  413-263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Let The Cat Out of the Bag Bag

Stop by curbside and pick up a bag of Seuss-tacular family fun! Inside you'll find games, arts and crafts, recipes and more to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday month! Supplies are limited!

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

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Love that book? Let them know! Craft

Let your favorite author know how much you love their books. Draw a picture, write a poem, write a note; they might just write you back! A list of popular authors' addresses, stationery and two stamped envelopes provided. Available for pick up curbside. For ages 8-12.

At the following location: Indian Orchard Branch

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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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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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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Leprechaun Storytime - ONLINE
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a story about leprechauns. Songs, stories, and lots of excitement. Live via Zoom. For ages 2-6.

CONTACT:  Kate Potapova  413-263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Thursday March 18, 2021
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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, Mason Square Branch, Sixteen Acres Branch

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Explore the Rainbow Take and Make Craft

Welcome spring this month with this fun activity- create, explore, and read about colors! Packed in your activity bag are materials for a rainbow collage, lyrics to a fun song, and a book about colors. This activity is available for children 7 and under and their families via curbside pickup.

At the following locations: Mason Square Branch, Central Library

CONTACT:  Kate Potapova  413-263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Let The Cat Out of the Bag Bag

Stop by curbside and pick up a bag of Seuss-tacular family fun! Inside you'll find games, arts and crafts, recipes and more to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday month! Supplies are limited!

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

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Love that book? Let them know! Craft

Let your favorite author know how much you love their books. Draw a picture, write a poem, write a note; they might just write you back! A list of popular authors' addresses, stationery and two stamped envelopes provided. Available for pick up curbside. For ages 8-12.

At the following location: Indian Orchard Branch

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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SCORE Small Business Workshops - ONLINE
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Are you interested in starting a small business? Join us for this workshop series presented by Western Massachusetts SCORE, a local organization that provides free support for small business entrepreneurs. In these workshops, you will receive expert advice that will help you start your own small business. Each week, there will be a workshop on a different small business topic. For Adults 18+.

The workshops are:
- March 4: Validating Your Idea & Starting Your Business
- March 11: Making a Business Plan
- March 18: Basic E-Commerce 

Click to register for the workshops.

CONTACT:  Sara Deignan  413-263-6853  sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Friday March 19, 2021
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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, Mason Square Branch, Sixteen Acres Branch

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Explore the Rainbow Take and Make Craft

Welcome spring this month with this fun activity- create, explore, and read about colors! Packed in your activity bag are materials for a rainbow collage, lyrics to a fun song, and a book about colors. This activity is available for children 7 and under and their families via curbside pickup.

At the following locations: Mason Square Branch, Central Library

CONTACT:  Kate Potapova  413-263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Let The Cat Out of the Bag Bag

Stop by curbside and pick up a bag of Seuss-tacular family fun! Inside you'll find games, arts and crafts, recipes and more to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday month! Supplies are limited!

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

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Love that book? Let them know! Craft

Let your favorite author know how much you love their books. Draw a picture, write a poem, write a note; they might just write you back! A list of popular authors' addresses, stationery and two stamped envelopes provided. Available for pick up curbside. For ages 8-12.

At the following location: Indian Orchard Branch

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Saturday March 20, 2021
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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, Mason Square Branch, Sixteen Acres Branch

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Explore the Rainbow Take and Make Craft

Welcome spring this month with this fun activity- create, explore, and read about colors! Packed in your activity bag are materials for a rainbow collage, lyrics to a fun song, and a book about colors. This activity is available for children 7 and under and their families via curbside pickup.

At the following locations: Mason Square Branch, Central Library

CONTACT:  Kate Potapova  413-263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Let The Cat Out of the Bag Bag

Stop by curbside and pick up a bag of Seuss-tacular family fun! Inside you'll find games, arts and crafts, recipes and more to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday month! Supplies are limited!

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

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Love that book? Let them know! Craft

Let your favorite author know how much you love their books. Draw a picture, write a poem, write a note; they might just write you back! A list of popular authors' addresses, stationery and two stamped envelopes provided. Available for pick up curbside. For ages 8-12.

At the following location: Indian Orchard Branch

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Virtual Music Class with Nathalia Palis

Join us for bilingual family music classes with singer-songwriter Nathalia Palis. These fun, interactive music classes will have families singing, dancing, and even learning some Spanish! 
To join Nathalia on Zoom, check out our facebook page. Come to one class, or attend them all-no registration required.
For extra fun: pick up a music activity bag at our Central, Sixteen Acres, or East Forest Park locations. Bags will include egg shakers, scarves, a book, and a nursery rhyme booklet. Available while supplies last.

Tuesday, March 2, 1:00 pm
Saturday, March 6, 10:30 am
Tuesday, March 9, 1:00 pm
Saturday, March 13, 10:30 am
Tuesday, March 16, 10:30 am
Saturday, March 20, 1:00 pm
Tuesday, March 23, 10:30 am
Saturday, March 27, 1:00pm

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828 x444  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Sunday March 21, 2021
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Explore the Rainbow Take and Make Craft

Welcome spring this month with this fun activity- create, explore, and read about colors! Packed in your activity bag are materials for a rainbow collage, lyrics to a fun song, and a book about colors. This activity is available for children 7 and under and their families via curbside pickup.

At the following locations: Mason Square Branch, Central Library

CONTACT:  Kate Potapova  413-263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
Monday March 22, 2021
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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, Mason Square Branch, Sixteen Acres Branch

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Explore the Rainbow Take and Make Craft

Welcome spring this month with this fun activity- create, explore, and read about colors! Packed in your activity bag are materials for a rainbow collage, lyrics to a fun song, and a book about colors. This activity is available for children 7 and under and their families via curbside pickup.

At the following locations: Mason Square Branch, Central Library

CONTACT:  Kate Potapova  413-263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Let The Cat Out of the Bag Bag

Stop by curbside and pick up a bag of Seuss-tacular family fun! Inside you'll find games, arts and crafts, recipes and more to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday month! Supplies are limited!

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

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Love that book? Let them know! Craft

Let your favorite author know how much you love their books. Draw a picture, write a poem, write a note; they might just write you back! A list of popular authors' addresses, stationery and two stamped envelopes provided. Available for pick up curbside. For ages 8-12.

At the following location: Indian Orchard Branch

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Tuesday March 23, 2021
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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, Mason Square Branch, Sixteen Acres Branch

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Explore the Rainbow Take and Make Craft

Welcome spring this month with this fun activity- create, explore, and read about colors! Packed in your activity bag are materials for a rainbow collage, lyrics to a fun song, and a book about colors. This activity is available for children 7 and under and their families via curbside pickup.

At the following locations: Mason Square Branch, Central Library

CONTACT:  Kate Potapova  413-263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Let The Cat Out of the Bag Bag

Stop by curbside and pick up a bag of Seuss-tacular family fun! Inside you'll find games, arts and crafts, recipes and more to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday month! Supplies are limited!

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

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Love that book? Let them know! Craft

Let your favorite author know how much you love their books. Draw a picture, write a poem, write a note; they might just write you back! A list of popular authors' addresses, stationery and two stamped envelopes provided. Available for pick up curbside. For ages 8-12.

At the following location: Indian Orchard Branch

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Virtual Music Class with Nathalia Palis

Join us for bilingual family music classes with singer-songwriter Nathalia Palis. These fun, interactive music classes will have families singing, dancing, and even learning some Spanish! 
To join Nathalia on Zoom, check out our facebook page. Come to one class, or attend them all-no registration required.
For extra fun: pick up a music activity bag at our Central, Sixteen Acres, or East Forest Park locations. Bags will include egg shakers, scarves, a book, and a nursery rhyme booklet. Available while supplies last.

Tuesday, March 2, 1:00 pm
Saturday, March 6, 10:30 am
Tuesday, March 9, 1:00 pm
Saturday, March 13, 10:30 am
Tuesday, March 16, 10:30 am
Saturday, March 20, 1:00 pm
Tuesday, March 23, 10:30 am
Saturday, March 27, 1:00pm

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828 x444  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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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 10 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 March 24, 2021
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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, Mason Square Branch, Sixteen Acres Branch

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Explore the Rainbow Take and Make Craft

Welcome spring this month with this fun activity- create, explore, and read about colors! Packed in your activity bag are materials for a rainbow collage, lyrics to a fun song, and a book about colors. This activity is available for children 7 and under and their families via curbside pickup.

At the following locations: Mason Square Branch, Central Library

CONTACT:  Kate Potapova  413-263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Let The Cat Out of the Bag Bag

Stop by curbside and pick up a bag of Seuss-tacular family fun! Inside you'll find games, arts and crafts, recipes and more to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday month! Supplies are limited!

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

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Love that book? Let them know! Craft

Let your favorite author know how much you love their books. Draw a picture, write a poem, write a note; they might just write you back! A list of popular authors' addresses, stationery and two stamped envelopes provided. Available for pick up curbside. For ages 8-12.

At the following location: Indian Orchard Branch

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Resumes and Cover Letters with Google Templates - ONLINE
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In this online class, job seekers will be introduced to the free resume and cover letter templates offered by Google. Librarians Lisa and Sara will talk about the features of a free Google account, demonstrate how to find resume and cover letter templates in your Google account, and demonstrate how to use and customize these templates. This class will be held on Zoom. To sign up, click the registration button below, or contact Lisa Lipshires. Ages 18 plus.

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 x.395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 17 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
Thursday March 25, 2021
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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, Mason Square Branch, Sixteen Acres Branch

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Explore the Rainbow Take and Make Craft

Welcome spring this month with this fun activity- create, explore, and read about colors! Packed in your activity bag are materials for a rainbow collage, lyrics to a fun song, and a book about colors. This activity is available for children 7 and under and their families via curbside pickup.

At the following locations: Mason Square Branch, Central Library

CONTACT:  Kate Potapova  413-263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Let The Cat Out of the Bag Bag

Stop by curbside and pick up a bag of Seuss-tacular family fun! Inside you'll find games, arts and crafts, recipes and more to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday month! Supplies are limited!

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

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Love that book? Let them know! Craft

Let your favorite author know how much you love their books. Draw a picture, write a poem, write a note; they might just write you back! A list of popular authors' addresses, stationery and two stamped envelopes provided. Available for pick up curbside. For ages 8-12.

At the following location: Indian Orchard Branch

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Friday March 26, 2021
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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, Mason Square Branch, Sixteen Acres Branch

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Explore the Rainbow Take and Make Craft

Welcome spring this month with this fun activity- create, explore, and read about colors! Packed in your activity bag are materials for a rainbow collage, lyrics to a fun song, and a book about colors. This activity is available for children 7 and under and their families via curbside pickup.

At the following locations: Mason Square Branch, Central Library

CONTACT:  Kate Potapova  413-263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Let The Cat Out of the Bag Bag

Stop by curbside and pick up a bag of Seuss-tacular family fun! Inside you'll find games, arts and crafts, recipes and more to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday month! Supplies are limited!

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

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Love that book? Let them know! Craft

Let your favorite author know how much you love their books. Draw a picture, write a poem, write a note; they might just write you back! A list of popular authors' addresses, stationery and two stamped envelopes provided. Available for pick up curbside. For ages 8-12.

At the following location: Indian Orchard Branch

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Saturday March 27, 2021
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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, Mason Square Branch, Sixteen Acres Branch

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Explore the Rainbow Take and Make Craft

Welcome spring this month with this fun activity- create, explore, and read about colors! Packed in your activity bag are materials for a rainbow collage, lyrics to a fun song, and a book about colors. This activity is available for children 7 and under and their families via curbside pickup.

At the following locations: Mason Square Branch, Central Library

CONTACT:  Kate Potapova  413-263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Let The Cat Out of the Bag Bag

Stop by curbside and pick up a bag of Seuss-tacular family fun! Inside you'll find games, arts and crafts, recipes and more to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday month! Supplies are limited!

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

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Love that book? Let them know! Craft

Let your favorite author know how much you love their books. Draw a picture, write a poem, write a note; they might just write you back! A list of popular authors' addresses, stationery and two stamped envelopes provided. Available for pick up curbside. For ages 8-12.

At the following location: Indian Orchard Branch

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Virtual Music Class with Nathalia Palis

Join us for bilingual family music classes with singer-songwriter Nathalia Palis. These fun, interactive music classes will have families singing, dancing, and even learning some Spanish! 
To join Nathalia on Zoom, check out our facebook page. Come to one class, or attend them all-no registration required.
For extra fun: pick up a music activity bag at our Central, Sixteen Acres, or East Forest Park locations. Bags will include egg shakers, scarves, a book, and a nursery rhyme booklet. Available while supplies last.

Tuesday, March 2, 1:00 pm
Saturday, March 6, 10:30 am
Tuesday, March 9, 1:00 pm
Saturday, March 13, 10:30 am
Tuesday, March 16, 10:30 am
Saturday, March 20, 1:00 pm
Tuesday, March 23, 10:30 am
Saturday, March 27, 1:00pm

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828 x444  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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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
Sunday March 28, 2021
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Explore the Rainbow Take and Make Craft

Welcome spring this month with this fun activity- create, explore, and read about colors! Packed in your activity bag are materials for a rainbow collage, lyrics to a fun song, and a book about colors. This activity is available for children 7 and under and their families via curbside pickup.

At the following locations: Mason Square Branch, Central Library

CONTACT:  Kate Potapova  413-263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
Monday March 29, 2021
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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, Mason Square Branch, Sixteen Acres Branch

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Explore the Rainbow Take and Make Craft

Welcome spring this month with this fun activity- create, explore, and read about colors! Packed in your activity bag are materials for a rainbow collage, lyrics to a fun song, and a book about colors. This activity is available for children 7 and under and their families via curbside pickup.

At the following locations: Mason Square Branch, Central Library

CONTACT:  Kate Potapova  413-263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Let The Cat Out of the Bag Bag

Stop by curbside and pick up a bag of Seuss-tacular family fun! Inside you'll find games, arts and crafts, recipes and more to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday month! Supplies are limited!

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

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Love that book? Let them know! Craft

Let your favorite author know how much you love their books. Draw a picture, write a poem, write a note; they might just write you back! A list of popular authors' addresses, stationery and two stamped envelopes provided. Available for pick up curbside. For ages 8-12.

At the following location: Indian Orchard Branch

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Tuesday March 30, 2021
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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, Mason Square Branch, Sixteen Acres Branch

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Explore the Rainbow Take and Make Craft

Welcome spring this month with this fun activity- create, explore, and read about colors! Packed in your activity bag are materials for a rainbow collage, lyrics to a fun song, and a book about colors. This activity is available for children 7 and under and their families via curbside pickup.

At the following locations: Mason Square Branch, Central Library

CONTACT:  Kate Potapova  413-263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Let The Cat Out of the Bag Bag

Stop by curbside and pick up a bag of Seuss-tacular family fun! Inside you'll find games, arts and crafts, recipes and more to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday month! Supplies are limited!

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

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Love that book? Let them know! Craft

Let your favorite author know how much you love their books. Draw a picture, write a poem, write a note; they might just write you back! A list of popular authors' addresses, stationery and two stamped envelopes provided. Available for pick up curbside. For ages 8-12.

At the following location: Indian Orchard Branch

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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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 March 31, 2021
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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, Mason Square Branch, Sixteen Acres Branch

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Explore the Rainbow Take and Make Craft

Welcome spring this month with this fun activity- create, explore, and read about colors! Packed in your activity bag are materials for a rainbow collage, lyrics to a fun song, and a book about colors. This activity is available for children 7 and under and their families via curbside pickup.

At the following locations: Mason Square Branch, Central Library

CONTACT:  Kate Potapova  413-263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Let The Cat Out of the Bag Bag

Stop by curbside and pick up a bag of Seuss-tacular family fun! Inside you'll find games, arts and crafts, recipes and more to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday month! Supplies are limited!

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

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Love that book? Let them know! Craft

Let your favorite author know how much you love their books. Draw a picture, write a poem, write a note; they might just write you back! A list of popular authors' addresses, stationery and two stamped envelopes provided. Available for pick up curbside. For ages 8-12.

At the following location: Indian Orchard Branch

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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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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My Beloved Springfield: Women's Leadership Panel - ONLINE
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The annual My Beloved Springfield Women's Leadership event will focus on Resilience: How We Recover and Transform. Explore local leadership development opportunities aimed at women and girls, then join us to be inspired by a panel of prominent local women as they tell us about their different paths to leadership. Time for questions and answers and networking will be included. Speakers and panelists to be announced soon.

CONTACT:  Jean Canosa Albano  413-263-6828 ext 291  
LOCATION: Online
There are 98 spaces available.
Thursday April 1, 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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Thank You Postcards to Baystate Medical Center

Send a thank you postcard to workers at Baystate Medical Center!The take and make kit will contain two addressed and stamped postcards and coloring supplies. Remember all the staff that have worked so hard to keep us safe and healthy! When finished, just mail the card, and Baystate Medical Center will display it for all the workers to enjoy.

At the following locations: Brightwood Branch, Central Library, East Forest Park Branch, East Springfield Branch

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6805  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some 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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Totally Sus, Among Us Virtual Escape Room ONLINE

You are a crewmate. There is an imposter among us. See if you can find out who they are before they take out the entire crew. This virtual escape room will be available on our website and posted to our social media weekly during the month of April. Be sure to tag us and show how you did. If you catch the imposter let us know and you will win a small prize. For children and teens ages 10-18.

Optional registration for this program means we'll send the link directly to your email!

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Friday April 2, 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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Thank You Postcards to Baystate Medical Center

Send a thank you postcard to workers at Baystate Medical Center!The take and make kit will contain two addressed and stamped postcards and coloring supplies. Remember all the staff that have worked so hard to keep us safe and healthy! When finished, just mail the card, and Baystate Medical Center will display it for all the workers to enjoy.

At the following locations: Brightwood Branch, Central Library, East Forest Park Branch, East Springfield Branch

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6805  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some 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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Totally Sus, Among Us Virtual Escape Room ONLINE

You are a crewmate. There is an imposter among us. See if you can find out who they are before they take out the entire crew. This virtual escape room will be available on our website and posted to our social media weekly during the month of April. Be sure to tag us and show how you did. If you catch the imposter let us know and you will win a small prize. For children and teens ages 10-18.

Optional registration for this program means we'll send the link directly to your email!

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Saturday April 3, 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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Thank You Postcards to Baystate Medical Center

Send a thank you postcard to workers at Baystate Medical Center!The take and make kit will contain two addressed and stamped postcards and coloring supplies. Remember all the staff that have worked so hard to keep us safe and healthy! When finished, just mail the card, and Baystate Medical Center will display it for all the workers to enjoy.

At the following locations: Brightwood Branch, Central Library, East Forest Park Branch, East Springfield Branch

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6805  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some 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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Totally Sus, Among Us Virtual Escape Room ONLINE

You are a crewmate. There is an imposter among us. See if you can find out who they are before they take out the entire crew. This virtual escape room will be available on our website and posted to our social media weekly during the month of April. Be sure to tag us and show how you did. If you catch the imposter let us know and you will win a small prize. For children and teens ages 10-18.

Optional registration for this program means we'll send the link directly to your email!

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Sunday April 4, 2021
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Easter: Central Library 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
Monday April 5, 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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How Many Books are In Our Library? (Online)

It's National Library Week!  How many books are at your favorite neighborhood branch? Guess closest, and win a $15 gift card to a bookstore. One guess per day - see our website for details! Link coming soon.

CONTACT:  Mayra Quinones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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How Many Books are In Our Library? (Online)

It's National Library Week!  How many books are at your favorite neighborhood branch? Guess closest, and win a $15 gift card to a bookstore. One guess per day - see our website for details! Link coming soon.

CONTACT:  Mayra Quinones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Thank You Postcards to Baystate Medical Center

Send a thank you postcard to workers at Baystate Medical Center!The take and make kit will contain two addressed and stamped postcards and coloring supplies. Remember all the staff that have worked so hard to keep us safe and healthy! When finished, just mail the card, and Baystate Medical Center will display it for all the workers to enjoy.

At the following locations: Brightwood Branch, Central Library, East Forest Park Branch, East Springfield Branch

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6805  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some 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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Totally Sus, Among Us Virtual Escape Room ONLINE

You are a crewmate. There is an imposter among us. See if you can find out who they are before they take out the entire crew. This virtual escape room will be available on our website and posted to our social media weekly during the month of April. Be sure to tag us and show how you did. If you catch the imposter let us know and you will win a small prize. For children and teens ages 10-18.

Optional registration for this program means we'll send the link directly to your email!

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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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 April 6, 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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How Many Books are In Our Library? (Online)

It's National Library Week!  How many books are at your favorite neighborhood branch? Guess closest, and win a $15 gift card to a bookstore. One guess per day - see our website for details! Link coming soon.

CONTACT:  Mayra Quinones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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How Many Books are In Our Library? (Online)

It's National Library Week!  How many books are at your favorite neighborhood branch? Guess closest, and win a $15 gift card to a bookstore. One guess per day - see our website for details! Link coming soon.

CONTACT:  Mayra Quinones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Thank You Postcards to Baystate Medical Center

Send a thank you postcard to workers at Baystate Medical Center!The take and make kit will contain two addressed and stamped postcards and coloring supplies. Remember all the staff that have worked so hard to keep us safe and healthy! When finished, just mail the card, and Baystate Medical Center will display it for all the workers to enjoy.

At the following locations: Brightwood Branch, Central Library, East Forest Park Branch, East Springfield Branch

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6805  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some 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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Totally Sus, Among Us Virtual Escape Room ONLINE

You are a crewmate. There is an imposter among us. See if you can find out who they are before they take out the entire crew. This virtual escape room will be available on our website and posted to our social media weekly during the month of April. Be sure to tag us and show how you did. If you catch the imposter let us know and you will win a small prize. For children and teens ages 10-18.

Optional registration for this program means we'll send the link directly to your email!

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@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 7, 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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How Many Books are In Our Library? (Online)

It's National Library Week!  How many books are at your favorite neighborhood branch? Guess closest, and win a $15 gift card to a bookstore. One guess per day - see our website for details! Link coming soon.

CONTACT:  Mayra Quinones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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How Many Books are In Our Library? (Online)

It's National Library Week!  How many books are at your favorite neighborhood branch? Guess closest, and win a $15 gift card to a bookstore. One guess per day - see our website for details! Link coming soon.

CONTACT:  Mayra Quinones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Thank You Postcards to Baystate Medical Center

Send a thank you postcard to workers at Baystate Medical Center!The take and make kit will contain two addressed and stamped postcards and coloring supplies. Remember all the staff that have worked so hard to keep us safe and healthy! When finished, just mail the card, and Baystate Medical Center will display it for all the workers to enjoy.

At the following locations: Brightwood Branch, Central Library, East Forest Park Branch, East Springfield Branch

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6805  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some 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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Totally Sus, Among Us Virtual Escape Room ONLINE

You are a crewmate. There is an imposter among us. See if you can find out who they are before they take out the entire crew. This virtual escape room will be available on our website and posted to our social media weekly during the month of April. Be sure to tag us and show how you did. If you catch the imposter let us know and you will win a small prize. For children and teens ages 10-18.

Optional registration for this program means we'll send the link directly to your email!

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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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: 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 16 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 One Good Momma Bone by Bren McClain (audiobook on Hoopla).

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Thursday April 8, 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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How Many Books are In Our Library? (Online)

It's National Library Week!  How many books are at your favorite neighborhood branch? Guess closest, and win a $15 gift card to a bookstore. One guess per day - see our website for details! Link coming soon.

CONTACT:  Mayra Quinones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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How Many Books are In Our Library? (Online)

It's National Library Week!  How many books are at your favorite neighborhood branch? Guess closest, and win a $15 gift card to a bookstore. One guess per day - see our website for details! Link coming soon.

CONTACT:  Mayra Quinones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Thank You Postcards to Baystate Medical Center

Send a thank you postcard to workers at Baystate Medical Center!The take and make kit will contain two addressed and stamped postcards and coloring supplies. Remember all the staff that have worked so hard to keep us safe and healthy! When finished, just mail the card, and Baystate Medical Center will display it for all the workers to enjoy.

At the following locations: Brightwood Branch, Central Library, East Forest Park Branch, East Springfield Branch

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6805  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some 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
 
objects_treasure_map.png
Totally Sus, Among Us Virtual Escape Room ONLINE

You are a crewmate. There is an imposter among us. See if you can find out who they are before they take out the entire crew. This virtual escape room will be available on our website and posted to our social media weekly during the month of April. Be sure to tag us and show how you did. If you catch the imposter let us know and you will win a small prize. For children and teens ages 10-18.

Optional registration for this program means we'll send the link directly to your email!

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Friday April 9, 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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How Many Books are In Our Library? (Online)

It's National Library Week!  How many books are at your favorite neighborhood branch? Guess closest, and win a $15 gift card to a bookstore. One guess per day - see our website for details! Link coming soon.

CONTACT:  Mayra Quinones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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How Many Books are In Our Library? (Online)

It's National Library Week!  How many books are at your favorite neighborhood branch? Guess closest, and win a $15 gift card to a bookstore. One guess per day - see our website for details! Link coming soon.

CONTACT:  Mayra Quinones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Thank You Postcards to Baystate Medical Center

Send a thank you postcard to workers at Baystate Medical Center!The take and make kit will contain two addressed and stamped postcards and coloring supplies. Remember all the staff that have worked so hard to keep us safe and healthy! When finished, just mail the card, and Baystate Medical Center will display it for all the workers to enjoy.

At the following locations: Brightwood Branch, Central Library, East Forest Park Branch, East Springfield Branch

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6805  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some 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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Totally Sus, Among Us Virtual Escape Room ONLINE

You are a crewmate. There is an imposter among us. See if you can find out who they are before they take out the entire crew. This virtual escape room will be available on our website and posted to our social media weekly during the month of April. Be sure to tag us and show how you did. If you catch the imposter let us know and you will win a small prize. For children and teens ages 10-18.

Optional registration for this program means we'll send the link directly to your email!

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Saturday April 10, 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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How Many Books are In Our Library? (Online)

It's National Library Week!  How many books are at your favorite neighborhood branch? Guess closest, and win a $15 gift card to a bookstore. One guess per day - see our website for details! Link coming soon.

CONTACT:  Mayra Quinones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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How Many Books are In Our Library? (Online)

It's National Library Week!  How many books are at your favorite neighborhood branch? Guess closest, and win a $15 gift card to a bookstore. One guess per day - see our website for details! Link coming soon.

CONTACT:  Mayra Quinones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Thank You Postcards to Baystate Medical Center

Send a thank you postcard to workers at Baystate Medical Center!The take and make kit will contain two addressed and stamped postcards and coloring supplies. Remember all the staff that have worked so hard to keep us safe and healthy! When finished, just mail the card, and Baystate Medical Center will display it for all the workers to enjoy.

At the following locations: Brightwood Branch, Central Library, East Forest Park Branch, East Springfield Branch

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6805  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some 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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Totally Sus, Among Us Virtual Escape Room ONLINE

You are a crewmate. There is an imposter among us. See if you can find out who they are before they take out the entire crew. This virtual escape room will be available on our website and posted to our social media weekly during the month of April. Be sure to tag us and show how you did. If you catch the imposter let us know and you will win a small prize. For children and teens ages 10-18.

Optional registration for this program means we'll send the link directly to your email!

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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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 413-263-6828, x221 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  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Sunday April 11, 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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How Many Books are In Our Library? (Online)

It's National Library Week!  How many books are at your favorite neighborhood branch? Guess closest, and win a $15 gift card to a bookstore. One guess per day - see our website for details! Link coming soon.

CONTACT:  Mayra Quinones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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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 12, 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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Thank You Postcards to Baystate Medical Center

Send a thank you postcard to workers at Baystate Medical Center!The take and make kit will contain two addressed and stamped postcards and coloring supplies. Remember all the staff that have worked so hard to keep us safe and healthy! When finished, just mail the card, and Baystate Medical Center will display it for all the workers to enjoy.

At the following locations: Brightwood Branch, Central Library, East Forest Park Branch, East Springfield Branch

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6805  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some 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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Totally Sus, Among Us Virtual Escape Room ONLINE

You are a crewmate. There is an imposter among us. See if you can find out who they are before they take out the entire crew. This virtual escape room will be available on our website and posted to our social media weekly during the month of April. Be sure to tag us and show how you did. If you catch the imposter let us know and you will win a small prize. For children and teens ages 10-18.

Optional registration for this program means we'll send the link directly to your email!

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Tuesday April 13, 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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Thank You Postcards to Baystate Medical Center

Send a thank you postcard to workers at Baystate Medical Center!The take and make kit will contain two addressed and stamped postcards and coloring supplies. Remember all the staff that have worked so hard to keep us safe and healthy! When finished, just mail the card, and Baystate Medical Center will display it for all the workers to enjoy.

At the following locations: Brightwood Branch, Central Library, East Forest Park Branch, East Springfield Branch

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6805  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some 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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Totally Sus, Among Us Virtual Escape Room ONLINE

You are a crewmate. There is an imposter among us. See if you can find out who they are before they take out the entire crew. This virtual escape room will be available on our website and posted to our social media weekly during the month of April. Be sure to tag us and show how you did. If you catch the imposter let us know and you will win a small prize. For children and teens ages 10-18.

Optional registration for this program means we'll send the link directly to your email!

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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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 The Golden Age by Joan London (2014) fiction. 

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 April 14, 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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Thank You Postcards to Baystate Medical Center

Send a thank you postcard to workers at Baystate Medical Center!The take and make kit will contain two addressed and stamped postcards and coloring supplies. Remember all the staff that have worked so hard to keep us safe and healthy! When finished, just mail the card, and Baystate Medical Center will display it for all the workers to enjoy.

At the following locations: Brightwood Branch, Central Library, East Forest Park Branch, East Springfield Branch

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6805  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some 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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Totally Sus, Among Us Virtual Escape Room ONLINE

You are a crewmate. There is an imposter among us. See if you can find out who they are before they take out the entire crew. This virtual escape room will be available on our website and posted to our social media weekly during the month of April. Be sure to tag us and show how you did. If you catch the imposter let us know and you will win a small prize. For children and teens ages 10-18.

Optional registration for this program means we'll send the link directly to your email!

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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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
Thursday April 15, 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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Thank You Postcards to Baystate Medical Center

Send a thank you postcard to workers at Baystate Medical Center!The take and make kit will contain two addressed and stamped postcards and coloring supplies. Remember all the staff that have worked so hard to keep us safe and healthy! When finished, just mail the card, and Baystate Medical Center will display it for all the workers to enjoy.

At the following locations: Brightwood Branch, Central Library, East Forest Park Branch, East Springfield Branch

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6805  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some 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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Totally Sus, Among Us Virtual Escape Room ONLINE

You are a crewmate. There is an imposter among us. See if you can find out who they are before they take out the entire crew. This virtual escape room will be available on our website and posted to our social media weekly during the month of April. Be sure to tag us and show how you did. If you catch the imposter let us know and you will win a small prize. For children and teens ages 10-18.

Optional registration for this program means we'll send the link directly to your email!

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
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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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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Totally Sus, Among Us Virtual Escape Room ONLINE

You are a crewmate. There is an imposter among us. See if you can find out who they are before they take out the entire crew. This virtual escape room will be available on our website and posted to our social media weekly during the month of April. Be sure to tag us and show how you did. If you catch the imposter let us know and you will win a small prize. For children and teens ages 10-18.

Optional registration for this program means we'll send the link directly to your email!

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
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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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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Totally Sus, Among Us Virtual Escape Room ONLINE

You are a crewmate. There is an imposter among us. See if you can find out who they are before they take out the entire crew. This virtual escape room will be available on our website and posted to our social media weekly during the month of April. Be sure to tag us and show how you did. If you catch the imposter let us know and you will win a small prize. For children and teens ages 10-18.

Optional registration for this program means we'll send the link directly to your email!

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
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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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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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
 
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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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Totally Sus, Among Us Virtual Escape Room ONLINE

You are a crewmate. There is an imposter among us. See if you can find out who they are before they take out the entire crew. This virtual escape room will be available on our website and posted to our social media weekly during the month of April. Be sure to tag us and show how you did. If you catch the imposter let us know and you will win a small prize. For children and teens ages 10-18.

Optional registration for this program means we'll send the link directly to your email!

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
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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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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Totally Sus, Among Us Virtual Escape Room ONLINE

You are a crewmate. There is an imposter among us. See if you can find out who they are before they take out the entire crew. This virtual escape room will be available on our website and posted to our social media weekly during the month of April. Be sure to tag us and show how you did. If you catch the imposter let us know and you will win a small prize. For children and teens ages 10-18.

Optional registration for this program means we'll send the link directly to your email!

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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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 with both email and in Zoom. If you wold 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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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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Totally Sus, Among Us Virtual Escape Room ONLINE

You are a crewmate. There is an imposter among us. See if you can find out who they are before they take out the entire crew. This virtual escape room will be available on our website and posted to our social media weekly during the month of April. Be sure to tag us and show how you did. If you catch the imposter let us know and you will win a small prize. For children and teens ages 10-18.

Optional registration for this program means we'll send the link directly to your email!

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online