Thursday November 1, 2018 - Thursday December 27, 2018
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Art Central: Quilts from Home

All Ages

Back by popular demand is Quilts from Home, a display of art quilts handcrafted by local artisans. Quilts on display include a variety of styles, techniques, and creativity, and feature many local artisans including Loretta Forsyth, Susan Joel, Mary Ellen Keiter, Sharon Kida, Anne Richmond, Amy Sackman, and Ursula Smith. This show has two installations, one at the Forest Park Branch Library and another at the Central Library, so visit them both to be inspired by their beauty and craftsmanship. Meet the quilters on Thursday, November 8 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Forest Park Branch Library for a free public reception.

CONTACT: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library

All Ages

Back by popular demand is Quilts from Home, a display of art quilts handcrafted by local artisans. Quilts on display include a variety of styles, techniques, and creativity, and feature many local artisans including Loretta Forsyth, Susan Joel, Mary Ellen Keiter, Sharon Kida, Anne Richmond, Amy Sackman, and Ursula Smith. This show has two installations, one at the Forest Park Branch Library and another at the Central Library, so visit them both to be inspired by their beauty and craftsmanship. Meet the quilters on Thursday, November 8 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Forest Park Branch Library for a free public reception.

CONTACT:
  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith
  413.263.6828
  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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Quilts from Home, a Display of Handmade Art Quilts

All Ages

Back by popular demand is Quilts from Home, a display of art quilts handcrafted by local artisans. Quilts on display include a variety of styles, techniques, and creativity, and feature many local artisans including Loretta Forsyth, Susan Joel, Mary Ellen Keiter, Sharon Kida, Anne Richmond, Amy Sackman, and Ursula Smith. This show has two installations, one at the Forest Park Branch Library and another at the Central Library, so visit them both to be inspired by their beauty and craftsmanship. Meet the quilters on Thursday, November 8 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Forest Park Branch Library for a free public reception.

CONTACT: Ann Harper  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park

All Ages

Back by popular demand is Quilts from Home, a display of art quilts handcrafted by local artisans. Quilts on display include a variety of styles, techniques, and creativity, and feature many local artisans including Loretta Forsyth, Susan Joel, Mary Ellen Keiter, Sharon Kida, Anne Richmond, Amy Sackman, and Ursula Smith. This show has two installations, one at the Forest Park Branch Library and another at the Central Library, so visit them both to be inspired by their beauty and craftsmanship. Meet the quilters on Thursday, November 8 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Forest Park Branch Library for a free public reception.

CONTACT:
  Ann Harper
  413.263.6843
  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Forest Park

Saturday December 1, 2018 - Thursday December 20, 2018
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Can You Guess the Candy Bar?
For ages 9 to 18

Can you guess all 10 candy bars just from a picture? Guess all 10 correctly and be entered into a drawing for - the candy bars! We will substitute in case of food allergies.  

CONTACT: Meg Galbreath  413 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
For ages 9 to 18

Can you guess all 10 candy bars just from a picture? Guess all 10 correctly and be entered into a drawing for - the candy bars! We will substitute in case of food allergies.  

CONTACT:
  Meg Galbreath
  413 263.6846
  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

Saturday December 1, 2018 - Saturday December 29, 2018
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New Year Cards for Meals on Wheels

Families

Enjoy a special family activity while reaching out to your neighbors. Youth and their families are welcome to drop in at any Springfield City Library location to make New Year cards for homebound Meals on Wheels recipients. The library provides all the materials and will hand deliver your homemade creation in early January.

CONTACT: Trish LaBroad  413 263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations

Families

Enjoy a special family activity while reaching out to your neighbors. Youth and their families are welcome to drop in at any Springfield City Library location to make New Year cards for homebound Meals on Wheels recipients. The library provides all the materials and will hand deliver your homemade creation in early January.

CONTACT:
  Trish LaBroad
  413 263.6840
  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: All Library Locations

Saturday December 1, 2018 - Monday December 31, 2018

Donations of new mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves may be added to the mitten tree in any library location. Donated items will be distributed throughout Springfield in January. Thank you!

LOCATION: All Library Locations

Donations of new mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves may be added to the mitten tree in any library location. Donated items will be distributed throughout Springfield in January. Thank you!

LOCATION: All Library Locations

Monday December 3, 2018 - Friday December 14, 2018
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National Library Winter Card Exchange

During open hours | For kids 10-18!

Come to East Springfield and create a winter-themed card to exchange with other participating libraries from all over the country. We will display the cards we receive from other libraries in return! Each card will earn the creator a treat! 

CONTACT: Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe  413-263-6840  shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield

During open hours | For kids 10-18!

Come to East Springfield and create a winter-themed card to exchange with other participating libraries from all over the country. We will display the cards we receive from other libraries in return! Each card will earn the creator a treat! 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe
  413.263.6840
  shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Springfield

Monday December 3, 2018 - Thursday December 20, 2018
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Can You Guess the Candy Bar?

For ages 9-18

Can you guess all 10 candy bars just from a picture?  Guess all 10 correctly and be entered into a drawing for - the candy bars! We will substitue in case of food allergies.  

CONTACT: Geneva Caffee  413-263-6805  gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood

For ages 9-18

Can you guess all 10 candy bars just from a picture?  Guess all 10 correctly and be entered into a drawing for - the candy bars! We will substitue in case of food allergies.  

CONTACT:
  Geneva Caffee
  413.263.6805
  gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brightwood

Monday December 10, 2018 - Saturday December 15, 2018
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Candy Cane Reindeer

Open Hours | All Ages

Candy Cane Reindeer are cute as holiday decorations, gifts or party favors!  This seasonal family friendly craft is fun to make.

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

Open Hours | All Ages

Candy Cane Reindeer are cute as holiday decorations, gifts or party favors!  This seasonal family friendly craft is fun to make.

CONTACT:
  Maureen Tipton
  413.263.6836
  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park

Monday December 10, 2018 - Saturday December 22, 2018

Children

Love scavenger hunts? The library has a different scavenger hunt every month! Pick up a clue sheet at the desk. When you find all the clues, you can pick a prize from our treasure box!

CONTACT: Diane Houle  413 263-6805  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood

Children

Love scavenger hunts? The library has a different scavenger hunt every month! Pick up a clue sheet at the desk. When you find all the clues, you can pick a prize from our treasure box!

CONTACT:
  Diane Houle
  413 263.6805
  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brightwood

 

Children

Love scavenger hunts? The library has a different scavenger hunt every month! Pick up a clue sheet at the desk. When you find all the clues, you can pick a prize from our treasure box!

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

Children

Love scavenger hunts? The library has a different scavenger hunt every month! Pick up a clue sheet at the desk. When you find all the clues, you can pick a prize from our treasure box!

CONTACT:
  Maureen Tipton
  413 263.6836
  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park

 

Children

Love scavenger hunts? The library has a different scavenger hunt every month! Pick up a clue sheet at the desk. When you find all the clues, you can pick a prize from our treasure box!

CONTACT: Trish LaBroad  413 263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield

Children

Love scavenger hunts? The library has a different scavenger hunt every month! Pick up a clue sheet at the desk. When you find all the clues, you can pick a prize from our treasure box!

CONTACT:
  Trish LaBroad
  413 263.6840
  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Springfield

 

Children

Love scavenger hunts? The library has a different scavenger hunt every month! Pick up a clue sheet at the desk. When you find all the clues, you can pick a prize from our treasure box!

CONTACT: Anne Hrobsky  413 263-6843  ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park

Children

Love scavenger hunts? The library has a different scavenger hunt every month! Pick up a clue sheet at the desk. When you find all the clues, you can pick a prize from our treasure box!

CONTACT:
  Anne Hrobsky
  413 263.6843
  ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Forest Park

 

Children

Love scavenger hunts? The library has a different scavenger hunt every month! Pick up a clue sheet at the desk. When you find all the clues, you can pick a prize from our treasure box!

CONTACT: Diane Houle  413 263-6846  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard

Children

Love scavenger hunts? The library has a different scavenger hunt every month! Pick up a clue sheet at the desk. When you find all the clues, you can pick a prize from our treasure box!

CONTACT:
  Diane Houle
  413 263.6846
  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

 

Children

Love scavenger hunts? The library has a different scavenger hunt every month! Pick up a clue sheet at the desk. When you find all the clues, you can pick a prize from our treasure box!

CONTACT: Ann Keefe  413 263-6855  akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point

Children

Love scavenger hunts? The library has a different scavenger hunt every month! Pick up a clue sheet at the desk. When you find all the clues, you can pick a prize from our treasure box!

CONTACT:
  Ann Keefe
  413 263.6855
  akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point

 

Children

Love scavenger hunts? The library has a different scavenger hunt every month! Pick up a clue sheet at the desk. When you find all the clues, you can pick a prize from our treasure box!

CONTACT: Jennifer Johnston  413 263-6853  jjohnston@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square

Children

Love scavenger hunts? The library has a different scavenger hunt every month! Pick up a clue sheet at the desk. When you find all the clues, you can pick a prize from our treasure box!

CONTACT:
  Jennifer Johnston
  413 263.6853
  jjohnston@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Mason Square

Thursday December 13, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sensory Storytime

Every Thursday (except November 22), from 10:00 AM | Recommended for children under 10

An inclusive storytime for all children. Come explore stories, music, movement, and play in a sensory friendly setting. This storytime is designed for children of all abilities, particularly those who are on the autism spectrum, have sensory processing challenges, struggle in large groups, or have other special needs. 

Please contact Ellen at 413-263-6828 x 444 if you have any questions or need special accommodations for your child.
CONTACT: Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6853 x201  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

Every Thursday (except November 22), from 10:00 AM | Recommended for children under 10

An inclusive storytime for all children. Come explore stories, music, movement, and play in a sensory friendly setting. This storytime is designed for children of all abilities, particularly those who are on the autism spectrum, have sensory processing challenges, struggle in large groups, or have other special needs. 

Please contact Ellen at 413-263-6828 x 444 if you have any questions or need special accommodations for your child.
CONTACT:
  Ellen Sulzycki
  413.263.6853 x201
  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Neighborhood Playgroup

Thursdays | Birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

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

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

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

Thursdays | Birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

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

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

CONTACT:
  Lori Chasen
  413.263.6858
  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

 
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1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Holiday Book and Bake Sale

The Mason Square Branch will host a used book sale and bake sale in the branch. Prices will remain consistent with past book sales: $5 for a bag full of books, $1 for hardcovers, and $0.50 for paperbacks and kids’ books. Baked goods will be bagged and priced individually. Branch staff will  serve hot cocoa for free on the 12th. Proceeds go to the Friends of the Library.

The program is for all ages.

CONTACT: Caitlin Kelley  413-263-6853  ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square

The Mason Square Branch will host a used book sale and bake sale in the branch. Prices will remain consistent with past book sales: $5 for a bag full of books, $1 for hardcovers, and $0.50 for paperbacks and kids’ books. Baked goods will be bagged and priced individually. Branch staff will  serve hot cocoa for free on the 12th. Proceeds go to the Friends of the Library.

The program is for all ages.

CONTACT:
  Caitlin Kelley
  413.263.6853
  ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Mason Square

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group

Meets the second Thursday of every month | Adults

We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book will be available at the branch. This month we will be reading Trajectory, by Richard Russo.  This book is a compilation of four short stories.

A tenured professor confronts a young plagiarist as well as her own weaknesses as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches. A realtor facing an ominous medical prognosis finds himself in his father's shadow while he presses forward, or not. A semi-retired English professor is conned by his estranged brother into coming along on a group tour of the Biennale. A lapsed novelist, struggling with his wife's illness and trying to rekindle his screenwriting career, is called to an aging star's mountaintop in Wyoming.

Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. .New members are always welcome.

CONTACT: Ann Harper  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

Meets the second Thursday of every month | Adults

We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book will be available at the branch. This month we will be reading Trajectory, by Richard Russo.  This book is a compilation of four short stories.

A tenured professor confronts a young plagiarist as well as her own weaknesses as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches. A realtor facing an ominous medical prognosis finds himself in his father's shadow while he presses forward, or not. A semi-retired English professor is conned by his estranged brother into coming along on a group tour of the Biennale. A lapsed novelist, struggling with his wife's illness and trying to rekindle his screenwriting career, is called to an aging star's mountaintop in Wyoming.

Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. .New members are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Ann Harper
  413.263.6843
  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

 
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
UNITE Teens: Do Make Be U
Meets every Tuesday and Thursday | 3:00 - 5:00 | Ages 13 - 18

Connect with other teens and your community in your own space at Brightwood Branch Library. Every week participate in games, activities, and special projects or just come and hang out with friends. Special guests from local organizations will come to talk about participating in community projects.

This is your space where you can do, make and be U.

Snacks will be provided.
CONTACT: Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828 x201  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
Meets every Tuesday and Thursday | 3:00 - 5:00 | Ages 13 - 18

Connect with other teens and your community in your own space at Brightwood Branch Library. Every week participate in games, activities, and special projects or just come and hang out with friends. Special guests from local organizations will come to talk about participating in community projects.

This is your space where you can do, make and be U.

Snacks will be provided.
CONTACT:
  Ellen Sulzycki
  413.263.6828 x201
  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

 
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4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Giftables
For ages 13 and up

Adults and teens are invited to visit the Forest Park Library to make giftable items for the holidays including up-cycled journals, helix pencil holders and bright gift bags. You will leave with a giftable item and creative skills to use at home.

Meets on Thursdays - November 29, December 6, 13, and 20 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

  • November 29: Up-cycled journals
  • December 6: Helix pencil holders
  • December 13: Bright gift bags
  • December 20: Bath fizzies

Location: Forest Park Library

CONTACT: Anne Hrobsky  413-263-6843  ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
For ages 13 and up

Adults and teens are invited to visit the Forest Park Library to make giftable items for the holidays including up-cycled journals, helix pencil holders and bright gift bags. You will leave with a giftable item and creative skills to use at home.

Meets on Thursdays - November 29, December 6, 13, and 20 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

  • November 29: Up-cycled journals
  • December 6: Helix pencil holders
  • December 13: Bright gift bags
  • December 20: Bath fizzies

Location: Forest Park Library

CONTACT:
  Anne Hrobsky
  413.263.6843
  ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Forest Park

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LEGO Club at Mason Square

Every Thursday | All ages welcome!

Join us in the Children's Workroom for LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild!

 

CONTACT: Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom

Every Thursday | All ages welcome!

Join us in the Children's Workroom for LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild!

 

CONTACT:
  Laura Normand
  413.263.6853
  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups

Every Thursday in the Children's Workroom | Adults and teens welcome

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

Come down to the library and color. Yes! Color! It turns out that adult coloring, one of the biggest trends of the year, has proven to be both relaxing and therapeutic. We’ll provide beautiful adult coloring sheets and colored pencils.

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

CONTACT: Mason Square  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom

Every Thursday in the Children's Workroom | Adults and teens welcome

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

Come down to the library and color. Yes! Color! It turns out that adult coloring, one of the biggest trends of the year, has proven to be both relaxing and therapeutic. We’ll provide beautiful adult coloring sheets and colored pencils.

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

CONTACT:
  Mason Square
  413.263.6853
  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Teen Nerd Trivia Night

For Ages 12-18

Calling all nerds, geeks, and comic-con-goers! How well do you know Hogwarts? Would your knowledge help you survive the Zombie Apolocalypse? Do you know the comics as well as you think you do? Join us after school in the Mason Square Community Room from 5:00-7:00 PM on Thursday December 13 for our Teen Nerd Trivia Night. The winners will receive Robux gift cards for Roblox. 

Sparkling cider and pizza will be generously provided by the Friends of the Springfield City Library.

CONTACT: Victoria Palmatier  413-263-6853  vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

For Ages 12-18

Calling all nerds, geeks, and comic-con-goers! How well do you know Hogwarts? Would your knowledge help you survive the Zombie Apolocalypse? Do you know the comics as well as you think you do? Join us after school in the Mason Square Community Room from 5:00-7:00 PM on Thursday December 13 for our Teen Nerd Trivia Night. The winners will receive Robux gift cards for Roblox. 

Sparkling cider and pizza will be generously provided by the Friends of the Springfield City Library.

CONTACT:
  Victoria Palmatier
  413.263.6853
  vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Community Police Team Sector A Meeting

This is not a library-sponsored event.

CONTACT: Magda Rodriguez  413-787-6359  Mrodriguez4@springfieldpolice.net
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

This is not a library-sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  Magda Rodriguez
  413.787.6359
  Mrodriguez4@springfieldpolice.net 

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

Friday December 14, 2018
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Come For Coffee!

Ages 18 and up

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

CONTACT: Diane Houle  413 263-6805  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood

Ages 18 and up

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

CONTACT:
  Diane Houle
  413 263.6805
  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brightwood

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Knot Just Knitters

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT: East Springfield  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT:
  East Springfield
  413.263.6840
  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Springfield

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Forest Park

Fridays, 10:30-11:30 AM | Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families.

CONTACT: East Forest Park  413-263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park

Fridays, 10:30-11:30 AM | Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families.

CONTACT:
  East Forest Park
  413.263.6836
  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Knot Just Knitters

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT: East Forest Park  413-263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT:
  East Forest Park
  413.263.6836
  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Community Survival Center Staff Meeting

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Meeting of the Community Survival Center.

CONTACT: Mary Cassidy  413-543-3930  thecsc@aol.com
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Meeting of the Community Survival Center.

CONTACT:
  Mary Cassidy
  413.543.3930
  thecsc@aol.com

LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room

 
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Holiday Book and Bake Sale

The Mason Square Branch will host a used book sale and bake sale in the branch. Prices will remain consistent with past book sales: $5 for a bag full of books, $1 for hardcovers, and $0.50 for paperbacks and kids’ books. Baked goods will be bagged and priced individually. Proceeds go to the Friends of the Library.

The program is for all ages.

CONTACT: Caitlin Kelley  413-263-6853  ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square

The Mason Square Branch will host a used book sale and bake sale in the branch. Prices will remain consistent with past book sales: $5 for a bag full of books, $1 for hardcovers, and $0.50 for paperbacks and kids’ books. Baked goods will be bagged and priced individually. Proceeds go to the Friends of the Library.

The program is for all ages.

CONTACT:
  Caitlin Kelley
  413.263.6853
  ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Mason Square

 
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens

Fridays, October 5th- December 28th | Ages 12-18

School getting you stressed? Join our Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens. We supply the crayons, pencils and pens and coloring pages. Just drop by and color your stress away. In the teen room 1-5pm Friday afternoons.

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

Fridays, October 5th- December 28th | Ages 12-18

School getting you stressed? Join our Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens. We supply the crayons, pencils and pens and coloring pages. Just drop by and color your stress away. In the teen room 1-5pm Friday afternoons.

CONTACT:
  Meg Galbreath
  413 263 6846
  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

 
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Art Explorations for Teens

Monthly on the 2nd Friday | Ages 11 and up

Teens will be exploring a variety of art media in our monthly Friday afternoon sessions at Indian Orchard. We will use sharpies, watercolors, and tissue paper and more to explore portraiture, landscapes and abstract art. 

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

Monthly on the 2nd Friday | Ages 11 and up

Teens will be exploring a variety of art media in our monthly Friday afternoon sessions at Indian Orchard. We will use sharpies, watercolors, and tissue paper and more to explore portraiture, landscapes and abstract art. 

CONTACT:
  Meg Galbreath
  (413) 263.6846
  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

 
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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
FriDIY: Crafty Fridays

Every Friday | For children and teens, though parents/guardians/caretakers are welcome too!

FriDIY: Venus Flytrap Puppets!

FriDIY means crafts for the whole family! Stop by Children's and Teens area at the back of the library for this week's craft any time after 2:30 on Friday. This week we'll be crafting: Venus Flytrap Puppets! Come learn about nature’s coolest plant and make a fun toy to take home!
CONTACT: Victoria Palmatier  413-263-6853  vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom

Every Friday | For children and teens, though parents/guardians/caretakers are welcome too!

FriDIY: Venus Flytrap Puppets!

FriDIY means crafts for the whole family! Stop by Children's and Teens area at the back of the library for this week's craft any time after 2:30 on Friday. This week we'll be crafting: Venus Flytrap Puppets! Come learn about nature’s coolest plant and make a fun toy to take home!
CONTACT:
  Victoria Palmatier
  413.263.6853
  vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Pine Point Minecrafters

Meets Every Friday | Ages 8-18

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

CONTACT: Library Express at Pine Point  413-263-6855  akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point

Meets Every Friday | Ages 8-18

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

CONTACT:
  Library Express at Pine Point
  413.263.6855
  akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen Storytime

Ages 12-18

Storytime isn't just for toddlers. We'll be having a teen storytime at Forest Park Library where we'll have snacks, bust out some toys, and read and act out some awesome picture books. Teens are welcome to bring any materials they may want to read aloud to the group! Time to get silly!

 

CONTACT: Alexandra Remy  (413) 263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

Ages 12-18

Storytime isn't just for toddlers. We'll be having a teen storytime at Forest Park Library where we'll have snacks, bust out some toys, and read and act out some awesome picture books. Teens are welcome to bring any materials they may want to read aloud to the group! Time to get silly!

 

CONTACT:
  Alexandra Remy
  (413) 263.6843
  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Adventures in Reading

Ages 8-10

Calling all reading adventurers! Join us as we quest through the different kinds of books you can read. We will meet every second Friday of the month to discuss your adventure followed by a craft to continue the fun.  You can pick up a copy of the book at the East Forest Park Library. 

CONTACT: Theresa Boulrice  413-263-6836  tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park

Ages 8-10

Calling all reading adventurers! Join us as we quest through the different kinds of books you can read. We will meet every second Friday of the month to discuss your adventure followed by a craft to continue the fun.  You can pick up a copy of the book at the East Forest Park Library. 

CONTACT:
  Theresa Boulrice
  413.263.6836
  tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park

Saturday December 15, 2018
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Kwanzaa Bazaar

This is not a library-sponsored event.

 This is a community event with vendors, speaker, entertainment and activities for the children! 

CONTACT:  Ayanna  413-886-9089  acconsultingandmedia@gmail.com
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

This is not a library-sponsored event.

 This is a community event with vendors, speaker, entertainment and activities for the children! 

CONTACT:
   Ayanna
  413.886.9089
  acconsultingandmedia@gmail.com

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Make A Gingerbread House

For ages 6 - 12

Nothing welcomes winter like gingerbread. Visit the library and create a spicy and sweet gingerbread house to take home.

CONTACT: Diane Houle  413 263-6846  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
There are 10 spaces available.

For ages 6 - 12

Nothing welcomes winter like gingerbread. Visit the library and create a spicy and sweet gingerbread house to take home.

CONTACT:
  Diane Houle
  413 263.6846
  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Family Time - Imagine Explore Create

Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required.

CONTACT: Children's Room  413-263-6828 ext 201
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  413.263.6828 ext 201
  

LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

 
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11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Girl Scouts Meeting

This is not a library-sponsored event.

CONTACT: Heather Mulrooney   413-799-8544  msheathertheprincess@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

This is not a library-sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  Heather Mulrooney 
  413.799.8544
  msheathertheprincess@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

 
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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Holiday Book and Bake Sale

The Mason Square Branch will host a used book sale and bake sale in the branch. Prices will remain consistent with past book sales: $5 for a bag full of books, $1 for hardcovers, and $0.50 for paperbacks and kids’ books. Baked goods will be bagged and priced individually. Branch staff will  serve hot cocoa for free on the 12th. Proceeds go to the Friends of the Library.

The program is for all ages.

CONTACT: Caitlin Kelley  413-263-6853  ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square

The Mason Square Branch will host a used book sale and bake sale in the branch. Prices will remain consistent with past book sales: $5 for a bag full of books, $1 for hardcovers, and $0.50 for paperbacks and kids’ books. Baked goods will be bagged and priced individually. Branch staff will  serve hot cocoa for free on the 12th. Proceeds go to the Friends of the Library.

The program is for all ages.

CONTACT:
  Caitlin Kelley
  413.263.6853
  ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Mason Square

 
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11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Knot Just Knitters

Meets every Saturday | Open to teens and adults, 13 and up

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. 

CONTACT: Ann Harper  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park

Meets every Saturday | Open to teens and adults, 13 and up

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. 

CONTACT:
  Ann Harper
  413.263.6843
  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Forest Park

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Make A Gingerbread House

For ages 6 - 12

Nothing welcomes winter like gingerbread. Visit the library and create a spicy and sweet gingerbread house to take home.

CONTACT: Trish LaBroad  413 263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
There are 6 spaces available.

For ages 6 - 12

Nothing welcomes winter like gingerbread. Visit the library and create a spicy and sweet gingerbread house to take home.

CONTACT:
  Trish LaBroad
  413 263.6840
  tlabroad@springfieldibrary.org

LOCATION: East Springfield

There are 6 spaces available.

 
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
MOCHA retention event

MOCHA cohort meeting.

 

?This is not a library-sponsored program.

CONTACT: Jeffery Markham Jr  4132187373  jmarkham@umass.edu
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

MOCHA cohort meeting.

 

?This is not a library-sponsored program.

CONTACT:
  Jeffery Markham Jr
  4132187373
  jmarkham@umass.edu

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

Monday December 17, 2018
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Art and Recyclables Makerspace

Every Monday | During Open Hours | Children

Drop in to learn and explore at our makerspace!  This creative space for kids and their families is chock full of art supplies and recycled stuff waiting to be transformed into something new.

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

Every Monday | During Open Hours | Children

Drop in to learn and explore at our makerspace!  This creative space for kids and their families is chock full of art supplies and recycled stuff waiting to be transformed into something new.

CONTACT:
  Lori Chasen
  413.263.6858
  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Family Storytime

Every Monday | Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families.

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

Every Monday | Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families.

CONTACT:
  Meg Galbreath
  413 263 6846
  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Early Literacy Coalition

The Early Literacy Coalition focuses on community-based family literacy programs and projects that promote reading readiness among children 0-5 living in Springfield families.

CONTACT: Ellen Sulzycki  4132636828  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

The Early Literacy Coalition focuses on community-based family literacy programs and projects that promote reading readiness among children 0-5 living in Springfield families.

CONTACT:
  Ellen Sulzycki
  4132636828
  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

 
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Holiday Book and Bake Sale

The Mason Square Branch will host a used book sale and bake sale in the branch. Prices will remain consistent with past book sales: $5 for a bag full of books, $1 for hardcovers, and $0.50 for paperbacks and kids’ books. Baked goods will be bagged and priced individually. Proceeds go to the Friends of the Library.

The program is for all ages.

CONTACT: Caitlin Kelley  413-263-6853  ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square

The Mason Square Branch will host a used book sale and bake sale in the branch. Prices will remain consistent with past book sales: $5 for a bag full of books, $1 for hardcovers, and $0.50 for paperbacks and kids’ books. Baked goods will be bagged and priced individually. Proceeds go to the Friends of the Library.

The program is for all ages.

CONTACT:
  Caitlin Kelley
  413.263.6853
  ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Mason Square

 
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1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lego Club

Every Monday | Ages 5-10

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

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

Every Monday | Ages 5-10

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

CONTACT:
  Lori Chasen
  413.263.6858
  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Craft Your Cares Away

Last Monday of every month except holidays | Adults 18 and over

Note: December's program is scheduled for Monday the 17th

Come "Craft Your Cares Away" with Tricia. We will be relaxing, socializing, and making creative projects to take your mind off your everyday worries for an hour or so. Each month will feature a new craft, and project ideas are always welcome. Arts and craft supplies are offered complimentary by the Friends of the Library.

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

Last Monday of every month except holidays | Adults 18 and over

Note: December's program is scheduled for Monday the 17th

Come "Craft Your Cares Away" with Tricia. We will be relaxing, socializing, and making creative projects to take your mind off your everyday worries for an hour or so. Each month will feature a new craft, and project ideas are always welcome. Arts and craft supplies are offered complimentary by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Tricia LaBroad
  413.263.6840
  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Springfield

 
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3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
LEGO Club

Every Monday | Best for children ages 5 - 12

Join your fellow LEGO fans for an afternoon of building. What can you create?

CONTACT: Anne Hrobsky  413-263-6843
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

Every Monday | Best for children ages 5 - 12

Join your fellow LEGO fans for an afternoon of building. What can you create?

CONTACT:
  Anne Hrobsky
  413.263.6843
  

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

 
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3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Winter Solstice Celebration for Teens

For ages 11-19

Light up the long winter night with other teens at our Winter Solstice celebration. Create a fragrant pomander or an herbal sachet, help prepare some warming treats, and relax with some board games and music as we prepare for the chilly days ahead. Please note that this event takes place in the first-floor Community Room. Due to construction, the front (State Street) entrance is closed; please enter through the rear, Quadrangle entrance, which is now open.

CONTACT: Martha Coons  413-263-6828 ext.425  mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

For ages 11-19

Light up the long winter night with other teens at our Winter Solstice celebration. Create a fragrant pomander or an herbal sachet, help prepare some warming treats, and relax with some board games and music as we prepare for the chilly days ahead. Please note that this event takes place in the first-floor Community Room. Due to construction, the front (State Street) entrance is closed; please enter through the rear, Quadrangle entrance, which is now open.

CONTACT:
  Martha Coons
  413.263.6828 ext.425
  mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Springfield-Longmeadow Solarize Into

Learn how you can help Springfield meet its Climate Action goals with solar.  The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center has chosen Springfield and Longmeadow to be Massachusetts newest Solarize communities.  Solar Flair was competitively chosen to provide installations at a reduced cost.  Company representatives will describe how solar works and the steps involved for home installations. Get your questions answered, no pressure to buy. For more information about the program, vsit: https://www.solarizemassspringfieldlongmeadow.com/about.html

This is not a library-sponsored event.

CONTACT: Betsy Johnson  413-301-5387  betsy@bgjohnson.com
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

Learn how you can help Springfield meet its Climate Action goals with solar.  The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center has chosen Springfield and Longmeadow to be Massachusetts newest Solarize communities.  Solar Flair was competitively chosen to provide installations at a reduced cost.  Company representatives will describe how solar works and the steps involved for home installations. Get your questions answered, no pressure to buy. For more information about the program, vsit: https://www.solarizemassspringfieldlongmeadow.com/about.html

This is not a library-sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  Betsy Johnson
  413.301.5387
  betsy@bgjohnson.com

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

Tuesday December 18, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mocha Moms Support Group Meeting

This is not a library-sponsored event.

A bi-weekly support group meeting for stay-at-home moms and moms with flex work schedules addressing issues that impact mothers of color, children are welcome to attend with parent. All are welcome. 

CONTACT: Beverly Guerrero-Porter  413-351-9326  springfieldmochamoms@gmail.com
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

This is not a library-sponsored event.

A bi-weekly support group meeting for stay-at-home moms and moms with flex work schedules addressing issues that impact mothers of color, children are welcome to attend with parent. All are welcome. 

CONTACT:
  Beverly Guerrero-Porter
  413.351.9326
  springfieldmochamoms@gmail.com

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Toddler Storytime

Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 AM | Recommended for ages 1-3 1/2 years old, siblings welcome.

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children.

CONTACT: Maeleah Carlisle  413-263-6843  mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 AM | Recommended for ages 1-3 1/2 years old, siblings welcome.

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children.

CONTACT:
  Maeleah Carlisle
  413.263.6843
  mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

 
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
C 3 Weekly Community Meeting

This is not a library-sponsored event.

CONTACT: Sgt. Williams  413-654-7288  dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

This is not a library-sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  Sgt. Williams
  413.654.7288
  dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

 
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Holiday Book and Bake Sale

The Mason Square Branch will host a used book sale and bake sale in the branch. Prices will remain consistent with past book sales: $5 for a bag full of books, $1 for hardcovers, and $0.50 for paperbacks and kids’ books. Baked goods will be bagged and priced individually. Proceeds go to the Friends of the Library.

The program is for all ages.

CONTACT: Caitlin Kelley  413-263-6853  ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square

The Mason Square Branch will host a used book sale and bake sale in the branch. Prices will remain consistent with past book sales: $5 for a bag full of books, $1 for hardcovers, and $0.50 for paperbacks and kids’ books. Baked goods will be bagged and priced individually. Proceeds go to the Friends of the Library.

The program is for all ages.

CONTACT:
  Caitlin Kelley
  413.263.6853
  ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Mason Square

 
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1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Teen Tuesdays

For teens ages 12-18

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be after school, look no further.  Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you’ve been pondering or play one of our many board games -- and let’s not forget all the inspiration that rests right on our shelves.  Enjoy the company of others or grab a quiet space for some precious alone time. 

CONTACT: Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

For teens ages 12-18

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be after school, look no further.  Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you’ve been pondering or play one of our many board games -- and let’s not forget all the inspiration that rests right on our shelves.  Enjoy the company of others or grab a quiet space for some precious alone time. 

CONTACT:
  Emma Peterson
  413.263.6858
  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Family Storytime

Every Tuesday | Ages birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

Join us in the Community Room for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families.

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

Every Tuesday | Ages birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

Join us in the Community Room for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families.

CONTACT:
  Lori Chasen
  413.263.6858
  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

 
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
UNITE Teens: Do Make Be U
Meets every Tuesday and Thursday | 3:00 - 5:00 | Ages 13 - 18

Connect with other teens and your community in your own space at Brightwood Branch Library. Every week participate in games, activities, and special projects or just come and hang out with friends. Special guests from local organizations will come to talk about participating in community projects.

This is your space where you can do, make and be U.

Snacks will be provided.
CONTACT: Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828 x201  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
Meets every Tuesday and Thursday | 3:00 - 5:00 | Ages 13 - 18

Connect with other teens and your community in your own space at Brightwood Branch Library. Every week participate in games, activities, and special projects or just come and hang out with friends. Special guests from local organizations will come to talk about participating in community projects.

This is your space where you can do, make and be U.

Snacks will be provided.
CONTACT:
  Ellen Sulzycki
  413.263.6828 x201
  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

 
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3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Tasty Tuesday at Forest Park

Tasty Tuesday will feature a healthy and easy recipe for the teens to learn how to make. Teens will make a delicious after school snack as well as learning useful life skills and meal planning. Teens should come hungry and ready to get their hands messy!

Ages 12-19 welcome; this program takes place regularly on the third Tuesday of the month.

CONTACT: Alexandra Remy  (413) 263-6843   aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

Tasty Tuesday will feature a healthy and easy recipe for the teens to learn how to make. Teens will make a delicious after school snack as well as learning useful life skills and meal planning. Teens should come hungry and ready to get their hands messy!

Ages 12-19 welcome; this program takes place regularly on the third Tuesday of the month.

CONTACT:
  Alexandra Remy
  (413) 263.6843 
  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Chess Club

Every Tuesday | Ages 7-18

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 p.m. to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time!

CONTACT: Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

Every Tuesday | Ages 7-18

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 p.m. to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time!

CONTACT:
  Emma Peterson
  413.263.6858
  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
LEGO Club at Indian Orchard

Every Tuesday | Children

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

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

Every Tuesday | Children

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

CONTACT:
  Meg Galbreath
  (413) 263.6846
  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Chess at Sixteen Acres
Tuesdays | Adults, age 18+

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience!

CONTACT: Emma  Peterson  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Tuesdays | Adults, age 18+

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience!

CONTACT:
  Emma
  Peterson
  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

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

Meets on the third Tuesday of every month | Adults

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

CONTACT: Sixteen Acres  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

Meets on the third Tuesday of every month | Adults

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

CONTACT:
  Sixteen Acres
  413.263.6858
  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
RUWMI Monthly Meeting

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Monthly meeting of the Springfield Chapter of Indivisible, Rise Up Western Mass Indivisible.

CONTACT: Erin Freed  413-575-5869  ebfreed15@gmail.com
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Monthly meeting of the Springfield Chapter of Indivisible, Rise Up Western Mass Indivisible.

CONTACT:
  Erin Freed
  413.575.5869
  ebfreed15@gmail.com

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

Wednesday December 19, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Duggan Coffee Hour with Principal

Every Month Stand for Children host a Coffee hour with the principal at Duggan Academy to help improve parents engagement and give parents important resource information to help promote teachers and parent involvement within the schools & to ensure that their children get the best education possible. We been hosting these events for the past 4 years which has been successful. Due to Duggan Academy expanding to a junior/high school space has been limited and looking for a space where parents can meet within the community area without having to cancel an event that parents have access to valuable resource & great topics over coffee with Duggan Academy Principal, administrative  & Stand for Children. Please feel free to check out our website Stand.org for more information about our organization.

CONTACT: Audrey Cunningham  4137344638  aprecise38@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

Every Month Stand for Children host a Coffee hour with the principal at Duggan Academy to help improve parents engagement and give parents important resource information to help promote teachers and parent involvement within the schools & to ensure that their children get the best education possible. We been hosting these events for the past 4 years which has been successful. Due to Duggan Academy expanding to a junior/high school space has been limited and looking for a space where parents can meet within the community area without having to cancel an event that parents have access to valuable resource & great topics over coffee with Duggan Academy Principal, administrative  & Stand for Children. Please feel free to check out our website Stand.org for more information about our organization.

CONTACT:
  Audrey Cunningham
  4137344638
  aprecise38@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

 
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
What's Cooking Cookbook Club

Third Wednesday of every month | Adults 18+

Do you enjoy cooking, or would you like to improve your cooking skills? Join the monthly Cookbook Club to hear about the latest cookbooks, share great recipes, and more in this casual yet informative discussion group. Members may bring-in prepared dishes to share so the group can sample great tastes and be inspired by something new.

 

CONTACT: Gary Pysznik  413-263-6828 x395  GPysznik@SpringfieldLibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
There are 8 spaces available.

Third Wednesday of every month | Adults 18+

Do you enjoy cooking, or would you like to improve your cooking skills? Join the monthly Cookbook Club to hear about the latest cookbooks, share great recipes, and more in this casual yet informative discussion group. Members may bring-in prepared dishes to share so the group can sample great tastes and be inspired by something new.

 

CONTACT:
  Gary Pysznik
  413.263.6828 x395
  GPysznik@SpringfieldLibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Urban League of Spfld., FGP

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The Urban League of Springfield, Inc., Foster Grandparent Program provides senior volunteers with monthly Inservice training.

CONTACT: ANDREW CADE  413-262-1429  andrew6503@aol.com
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The Urban League of Springfield, Inc., Foster Grandparent Program provides senior volunteers with monthly Inservice training.

CONTACT:
  ANDREW CADE
  413.262.1429
  andrew6503@aol.com

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Knot Just Knitters
Meets every Wednesday | Adults

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

 

CONTACT: Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Meets every Wednesday | Adults

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

 

CONTACT:
  Emma Peterson
  413.263.6858
  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Bilingual Storytime

Wednesdays  | 1:30 - 2:30 PM | Ages 12 months - 6 years

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. No registration required. Space is limited to 12.

CONTACT: Brightwood  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

Wednesdays  | 1:30 - 2:30 PM | Ages 12 months - 6 years

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. No registration required. Space is limited to 12.

CONTACT:
  Brightwood
  413.263.6805
  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Read to Momo: a Dog Who Listens

Every Wednesday

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

CONTACT: Maeleah Carlisle  413-263-6843  mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

Every Wednesday

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

CONTACT:
  Maeleah Carlisle
  413.263.6843
  mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Pronoun Button Making!

Join us in the Teen Room at the Mason Square Branch Library to eat pizza and make some pronoun buttons with the our button maker! Examples of pronouns include: she/her, he/him, they/them, ze/hir, xe/xem, hy/hym, and of course any and all are welcome! Make the buttons for yourself or as a holiday gift for a loved one.

This event is for teens, but any supportive family members or loved ones are welcome to make buttons, too. Pizza will be generously provided by the Friends of the Springfield City Library. 

“Gender is the poetry each of us makes out of the language we are taught.” - Leslie Feinberg, Author of "Stone Butch Blues" and "Trans Liberation: Beyond Pink or Blue."

CONTACT: Victoria Palmatier  413-263-6853  vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square

Join us in the Teen Room at the Mason Square Branch Library to eat pizza and make some pronoun buttons with the our button maker! Examples of pronouns include: she/her, he/him, they/them, ze/hir, xe/xem, hy/hym, and of course any and all are welcome! Make the buttons for yourself or as a holiday gift for a loved one.

This event is for teens, but any supportive family members or loved ones are welcome to make buttons, too. Pizza will be generously provided by the Friends of the Springfield City Library. 

“Gender is the poetry each of us makes out of the language we are taught.” - Leslie Feinberg, Author of "Stone Butch Blues" and "Trans Liberation: Beyond Pink or Blue."

CONTACT:
  Victoria Palmatier
  413.263.6853
  vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Mason Square

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
American Girl Club at East Springfield

Held on the third Wednesday of every month | Ages 6-14

This free club is based on the American Girls books. Come make a craft and enjoy a snack based on the time period of the girl chosen each month. Preregistration is encouraged.

CONTACT: East Springfield  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield

Held on the third Wednesday of every month | Ages 6-14

This free club is based on the American Girls books. Come make a craft and enjoy a snack based on the time period of the girl chosen each month. Preregistration is encouraged.

CONTACT:
  East Springfield
  413.263.6840
  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Springfield

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Fantastical Beasts

3rd Wednesday of each month | Ages 11-18

We will choose a different mythological, magical, or folk-loric creature to investigate each month. Read, watch, listen, draw, or write your own! history or stories, and then compare notes. Fans of Grimm, Lore, Brandon Sanderson, and Harry Potter more than welcome!

CONTACT: Beth Ortiz  (413) 263-6836  bortiz@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park

3rd Wednesday of each month | Ages 11-18

We will choose a different mythological, magical, or folk-loric creature to investigate each month. Read, watch, listen, draw, or write your own! history or stories, and then compare notes. Fans of Grimm, Lore, Brandon Sanderson, and Harry Potter more than welcome!

CONTACT:
  Beth Ortiz
  (413) 263.6836
  bortiz@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tinker Lab

Explore and engage with different tools and materials. Test your imagination and ingenuity. Design something unique.

This is a drop-in program suitable for kids aged 8-12 and their siblings every Wednesday from December 19th to January 9th.

CONTACT: Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828x201  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

Explore and engage with different tools and materials. Test your imagination and ingenuity. Design something unique.

This is a drop-in program suitable for kids aged 8-12 and their siblings every Wednesday from December 19th to January 9th.

CONTACT:
  Ellen Sulzycki
  413.263.6828x201
  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

 
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4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Family Storytime at Pine Point

Wednesdays, 4:15-5 PM | Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required.

CONTACT: Library Express at Pine Point  413-263-6855  vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point

Wednesdays, 4:15-5 PM | Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Library Express at Pine Point
  413.263.6855
  vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point

 
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5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
LEGO Club at Pine Point

Every Wednesday | Ages 5-10

Join us each week as we have fun while strengthening creativity and engineering skills with LEGOs.

CONTACT: Library Express at Pine Point  413-263-6855  vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point

Every Wednesday | Ages 5-10

Join us each week as we have fun while strengthening creativity and engineering skills with LEGOs.

CONTACT:
  Library Express at Pine Point
  413.263.6855
  vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Let's Get Cooking with Holiday Apps, the Eating Kind

Ages 15 and up

Take a break from holiday shopping and preparation at our December foodie event.  Bring your favorite appetizer recipe or try out a new recipe you might want to serve at your holiday get together.  We will be sampling hors d'oeuvres, sharing recipes, and reminiscing about favorite holiday foods.  This program is part of our "Let's Get Cooking" series and is appropriate for Adults and Teens who love to cook.

CONTACT: Linda Grodofsky  413-263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
There are 15 spaces available.

Ages 15 and up

Take a break from holiday shopping and preparation at our December foodie event.  Bring your favorite appetizer recipe or try out a new recipe you might want to serve at your holiday get together.  We will be sampling hors d'oeuvres, sharing recipes, and reminiscing about favorite holiday foods.  This program is part of our "Let's Get Cooking" series and is appropriate for Adults and Teens who love to cook.

CONTACT:
  Linda Grodofsky
  413.263.6836
  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
What-Ifs & Fix-Its: A Fanfiction Club for Teens

Held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month | For teens ages 11-18.

Are you disappointed about the way The Hunger Games ended? Do you think your favorite classic novel would be better if it had dragons? Do you honestly think you can write a better love story than Twilight? Then join us at the East Forest Park Library on the third Wednesday of every month, where pop-culture fans of every kind can explore their favorite characters and create stories of their own, through the marvelous world of fanfiction. We’ll have advice sessions for beginning authors and writing prompts to inspire new ideas—you’ll even have an opportunity to submit your work to the library’s blog!
 

 

CONTACT: Azinne Zarrabi  413-263-6836  azarrabi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park

Held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month | For teens ages 11-18.

Are you disappointed about the way The Hunger Games ended? Do you think your favorite classic novel would be better if it had dragons? Do you honestly think you can write a better love story than Twilight? Then join us at the East Forest Park Library on the third Wednesday of every month, where pop-culture fans of every kind can explore their favorite characters and create stories of their own, through the marvelous world of fanfiction. We’ll have advice sessions for beginning authors and writing prompts to inspire new ideas—you’ll even have an opportunity to submit your work to the library’s blog!
 

 

CONTACT:
  Azinne Zarrabi
  413.263.6836
  azarrabi@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park


 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sahaja Yoga Meditation

Sahaja Yoga Meditation helps youth, organizations, professionals and community members, improve their life balance and reduce daily stress, improve concentration and focus through meditation. We are offering free workshops to organizations as a community service, and we would like to invite you to join us for a session.

?This is not a library-sponsored program.

CONTACT: Manish Jaysingh Patel  4802742738  symanish@gmail.com
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

Sahaja Yoga Meditation helps youth, organizations, professionals and community members, improve their life balance and reduce daily stress, improve concentration and focus through meditation. We are offering free workshops to organizations as a community service, and we would like to invite you to join us for a session.

?This is not a library-sponsored program.

CONTACT:
  Manish Jaysingh Patel
  4802742738
  symanish@gmail.com

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

Thursday December 20, 2018
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
PET Professional Learning Community

This is not a library-sponsored event.

A Professional Learning Community for Early Childhood Directos and Administrators.

CONTACT: Jeanne E Regnier  860-882-4614  jeanne.regnierepscoach@gmail.com
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

This is not a library-sponsored event.

A Professional Learning Community for Early Childhood Directos and Administrators.

CONTACT:
  Jeanne E Regnier
  860.882.4614
  jeanne.regnierepscoach@gmail.com

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sensory Storytime

Every Thursday (except November 22), from 10:00 AM | Recommended for children under 10

An inclusive storytime for all children. Come explore stories, music, movement, and play in a sensory friendly setting. This storytime is designed for children of all abilities, particularly those who are on the autism spectrum, have sensory processing challenges, struggle in large groups, or have other special needs. 

Please contact Ellen at 413-263-6828 x 444 if you have any questions or need special accommodations for your child.
CONTACT: Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6853 x201  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

Every Thursday (except November 22), from 10:00 AM | Recommended for children under 10

An inclusive storytime for all children. Come explore stories, music, movement, and play in a sensory friendly setting. This storytime is designed for children of all abilities, particularly those who are on the autism spectrum, have sensory processing challenges, struggle in large groups, or have other special needs. 

Please contact Ellen at 413-263-6828 x 444 if you have any questions or need special accommodations for your child.
CONTACT:
  Ellen Sulzycki
  413.263.6853 x201
  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Neighborhood Playgroup

Thursdays | Birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

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

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

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

Thursdays | Birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

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

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

CONTACT:
  Lori Chasen
  413.263.6858
  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

 
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
UNITE Teens: Do Make Be U
Meets every Tuesday and Thursday | 3:00 - 5:00 | Ages 13 - 18

Connect with other teens and your community in your own space at Brightwood Branch Library. Every week participate in games, activities, and special projects or just come and hang out with friends. Special guests from local organizations will come to talk about participating in community projects.

This is your space where you can do, make and be U.

Snacks will be provided.
CONTACT: Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828 x201  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
Meets every Tuesday and Thursday | 3:00 - 5:00 | Ages 13 - 18

Connect with other teens and your community in your own space at Brightwood Branch Library. Every week participate in games, activities, and special projects or just come and hang out with friends. Special guests from local organizations will come to talk about participating in community projects.

This is your space where you can do, make and be U.

Snacks will be provided.
CONTACT:
  Ellen Sulzycki
  413.263.6828 x201
  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

 
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4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Giftables

For ages 13 and up

Adults and teens are invited to visit the Forest Park Library to make giftable items for the holidays including up-cycled journals, helix pencil holders and bright gift bags. You will leave with a giftable item and creative skills to use at home.

Meets on Thursdays - November 29, December 6, 13, and 20 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

  • November 29: Up-cycled journals
  • December 6: Helix pencil holders
  • December 13: Bright gift bags
  • December 20: Bath fizzies

Location: Forest Park Library

CONTACT: Anne Hrobsky  413-263-6843  ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org

For ages 13 and up

Adults and teens are invited to visit the Forest Park Library to make giftable items for the holidays including up-cycled journals, helix pencil holders and bright gift bags. You will leave with a giftable item and creative skills to use at home.

Meets on Thursdays - November 29, December 6, 13, and 20 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

  • November 29: Up-cycled journals
  • December 6: Helix pencil holders
  • December 13: Bright gift bags
  • December 20: Bath fizzies

Location: Forest Park Library

CONTACT:
  Anne Hrobsky
  413.263.6843
  ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LEGO Club at Mason Square

Every Thursday | All ages welcome!

Join us in the Children's Workroom for LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild!

 

CONTACT: Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom

Every Thursday | All ages welcome!

Join us in the Children's Workroom for LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild!

 

CONTACT:
  Laura Normand
  413.263.6853
  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups

Every Thursday in the Children's Workroom | Adults and teens welcome

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

Come down to the library and color. Yes! Color! It turns out that adult coloring, one of the biggest trends of the year, has proven to be both relaxing and therapeutic. We’ll provide beautiful adult coloring sheets and colored pencils.

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

CONTACT: Mason Square  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom

Every Thursday in the Children's Workroom | Adults and teens welcome

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

Come down to the library and color. Yes! Color! It turns out that adult coloring, one of the biggest trends of the year, has proven to be both relaxing and therapeutic. We’ll provide beautiful adult coloring sheets and colored pencils.

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

CONTACT:
  Mason Square
  413.263.6853
  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom

 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Canceled - Springfield Codes! Meetup

Meets on the third Thursday of every month | Ages 18-35

Canceled for November and December

Want to learn to code but don’t know where to start? Already have the skills and willing to help others? This meetup was created to help young professionals in the Greater Springfield area learn to code and gain new skills in web development and tech. Join us monthly for free workshops, info sessions, and tech talks focused on building new skills and growing your career. Want to meet others in the Springfield area with the same interests? Join us, from 5:30-7:30, and help us build a Meetup group focused on what we want to learn.

CONTACT: Kim Sheridan  ksheridan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square

Meets on the third Thursday of every month | Ages 18-35

Canceled for November and December

Want to learn to code but don’t know where to start? Already have the skills and willing to help others? This meetup was created to help young professionals in the Greater Springfield area learn to code and gain new skills in web development and tech. Join us monthly for free workshops, info sessions, and tech talks focused on building new skills and growing your career. Want to meet others in the Springfield area with the same interests? Join us, from 5:30-7:30, and help us build a Meetup group focused on what we want to learn.

CONTACT:
  Kim Sheridan
  
  ksheridan@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Mason Square

 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Community Police Team Sector F Meeting

This is not a library-sponsored event.

CONTACT: Magda Rodriguez  413-787-6359  Mrodriguez4@springfieldpolice.net
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

This is not a library-sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  Magda Rodriguez
  413.787.6359
  Mrodriguez4@springfieldpolice.net

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

 
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6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
Barn Burner: Boston Bruins vs Anaheim Ducks

Here's your introduction to everything hockey. Join us to watch part of the Boston Bruins vs. Anaheim Ducks game on 12/20. We'll be eating snacks and learning hockey related fun facts and game rules. Let's meet on the ice!

For ages 10-18.

CONTACT: Alexandra Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

Here's your introduction to everything hockey. Join us to watch part of the Boston Bruins vs. Anaheim Ducks game on 12/20. We'll be eating snacks and learning hockey related fun facts and game rules. Let's meet on the ice!

For ages 10-18.

CONTACT:
  Alexandra Remy
  413.263.6843
  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

Friday December 21, 2018
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Come For Coffee!

Ages 18 and up

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

CONTACT: Diane Houle  413 263-6805  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood

Ages 18 and up

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

CONTACT:
  Diane Houle
  413 263.6805
  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brightwood

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Knot Just Knitters

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT: East Springfield  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT:
  East Springfield
  413.263.6840
  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Springfield

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Forest Park

Fridays, 10:30-11:30 AM | Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families.

CONTACT: East Forest Park  413-263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park

Fridays, 10:30-11:30 AM | Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families.

CONTACT:
  East Forest Park
  413.263.6836
  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Knot Just Knitters

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT: East Forest Park  413-263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT:
  East Forest Park
  413.263.6836
  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park

 
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens

Fridays, October 5th- December 28th | Ages 12-18

School getting you stressed? Join our Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens. We supply the crayons, pencils and pens and coloring pages. Just drop by and color your stress away. In the teen room 1-5pm Friday afternoons.

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

Fridays, October 5th- December 28th | Ages 12-18

School getting you stressed? Join our Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens. We supply the crayons, pencils and pens and coloring pages. Just drop by and color your stress away. In the teen room 1-5pm Friday afternoons.

CONTACT:
  Meg Galbreath
  413 263 6846
  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Winter Craft and Sing Along

For kids and teens ages 10-18

Join us as we celebrate the beginning of the winter vacation! Make a cookies in a jar gift for someone you love, and sing along to some of our favorite winter songs like "Jingle Bells" and "Walking in a Winter Wonderland". They'll be plenty of cookies and hot chocolate to go around while we work!

CONTACT: Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe  413-263-6840   SHodge-Wetherbe@SpringfieldLibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield

For kids and teens ages 10-18

Join us as we celebrate the beginning of the winter vacation! Make a cookies in a jar gift for someone you love, and sing along to some of our favorite winter songs like "Jingle Bells" and "Walking in a Winter Wonderland". They'll be plenty of cookies and hot chocolate to go around while we work!

CONTACT:
  Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe
  413.263.6840 
  SHodge-Wetherbe@SpringfieldLibrary.org

LOCATION: East Springfield

 
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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
FriDIY: Crafty Fridays
Every Friday | For children and teens, though parents/guardians/caretakers are welcome too!

FriDIY: Book Page Snowflakes!

FriDIY means crafts for the whole family! Stop by Children's and Teens area at the back of the library for this week's craft any time after 2:30 on Friday. This week we'll be crafting: Book Page Snowflakes!
CONTACT: Victoria Palmatier  413-263-6853  vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom
Every Friday | For children and teens, though parents/guardians/caretakers are welcome too!

FriDIY: Book Page Snowflakes!

FriDIY means crafts for the whole family! Stop by Children's and Teens area at the back of the library for this week's craft any time after 2:30 on Friday. This week we'll be crafting: Book Page Snowflakes!
CONTACT:
  Victoria Palmatier
  413.263.6853
  vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Pine Point Minecrafters

Meets Every Friday | Ages 8-18

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

CONTACT: Library Express at Pine Point  413-263-6855  akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point

Meets Every Friday | Ages 8-18

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

CONTACT:
  Library Express at Pine Point
  413.263.6855
  akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
WellSpring Communication Committee

Monthly WellSpring communications committee

 

?This is not a library-sponsored program.

CONTACT: JEFFERY MARKHAM JR  4132187373  jeffery.markham.jr@gmail.com
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

Monthly WellSpring communications committee

 

?This is not a library-sponsored program.

CONTACT:
  JEFFERY MARKHAM JR
  4132187373
  jeffery.markham.jr@gmail.com

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

Saturday December 22, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Family Time - Imagine Explore Create

Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required.

CONTACT: Children's Room  413-263-6828 ext 201
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  413.263.6828 ext 201
  

LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

 
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11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Knot Just Knitters

Meets every Saturday | Open to teens and adults, 13 and up

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. 

CONTACT: Ann Harper  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park

Meets every Saturday | Open to teens and adults, 13 and up

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. 

CONTACT:
  Ann Harper
  413.263.6843
  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Forest Park

 
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12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
BYOB Teen Book Discussion Group

Meets on the third Saturday of each month | Teens ages 11-19

Teens, you can BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads at this lively book group. Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres. We're always open to new members - join us!

Meeting dates for the school year are January 19th, February 16th, March 16th, April 20th, and May 18th.

Contact the Youth Services librarian with questions.

CONTACT: Beth Ortiz  413-263-6836  bortiz@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park

Meets on the third Saturday of each month | Teens ages 11-19

Teens, you can BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads at this lively book group. Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres. We're always open to new members - join us!

Meeting dates for the school year are January 19th, February 16th, March 16th, April 20th, and May 18th.

Contact the Youth Services librarian with questions.

CONTACT:
  Beth Ortiz
  413.263.6836
  bortiz@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Model Congress meeting

This is for a meeting for the Sabis School's national award winning Model Congress.

This is not a library-sponsored program.

CONTACT: Erin Mulvagh  413-204-1972   emulvagh@sics-mail.net
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

This is for a meeting for the Sabis School's national award winning Model Congress.

This is not a library-sponsored program.

CONTACT:
  Erin Mulvagh
  413.204.1972
   emulvagh@sics-mail.net   

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

 
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12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Indian Orchard Minecraft Club

Every Saturday | 12:00 - 2:30 PM | Ages 8 and up

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips!  Space limited to 8 participants so come early.

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

Every Saturday | 12:00 - 2:30 PM | Ages 8 and up

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips!  Space limited to 8 participants so come early.

CONTACT:
  Meg Galbreath
  413 263 6846
  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

Monday December 24, 2018
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Christmas Eve: All Libraries Closed

All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of Christmas Eve.

CONTACT: Director's Office  413-263-6828 ext 290
LOCATION: All Library Locations

All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of Christmas Eve.

CONTACT:
  Director's Office
  413.263.6828 ext 290
  

LOCATION: All Library Locations

Tuesday December 25, 2018
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Christmas Day: All Libraries Closed

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

CONTACT: Director's Office  413-263-6828 ext 290
LOCATION: All Library Locations

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

CONTACT:
  Director's Office
  413.263.6828 ext 290
  

LOCATION: All Library Locations

Wednesday December 26, 2018
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Connect with Snap Circuits!

For ages 12 and up, 7 and up with supervision.

Light things up! Make them move! Have fun exploring our Snap Circuit sets. For more information please call 413 263-6846.

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

For ages 12 and up, 7 and up with supervision.

Light things up! Make them move! Have fun exploring our Snap Circuit sets. For more information please call 413 263-6846.

CONTACT:
  Meg Galbreath
  (413) 263.6846
  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Knot Just Knitters
Meets every Wednesday | Adults

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

 

CONTACT: Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Meets every Wednesday | Adults

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

 

CONTACT:
  Emma Peterson
  413.263.6858
  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Bilingual Storytime

Wednesdays  | 1:30 - 2:30 PM | Ages 12 months - 6 years

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. No registration required. Space is limited to 12.

CONTACT: Brightwood  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

Wednesdays  | 1:30 - 2:30 PM | Ages 12 months - 6 years

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. No registration required. Space is limited to 12.

CONTACT:
  Brightwood
  413.263.6805
  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

 
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Make SLIME!

For ages 7-12

Make SLIME! Glittery, sparkly, shiny, slippery, your imagination is the limit. Supplies are limited so come early, and be ready to get messy. For more information please call (413) 263-6846.

CONTACT: Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springflieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room

For ages 7-12

Make SLIME! Glittery, sparkly, shiny, slippery, your imagination is the limit. Supplies are limited so come early, and be ready to get messy. For more information please call (413) 263-6846.

CONTACT:
  Meg Galbreath
  (413) 263.6846
  mgalbreath@springflieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tinker Lab

Explore and engage with different tools and materials. Test your imagination and ingenuity. Design something unique.

This is a drop-in program suitable for kids aged 8-12 and their siblings every Wednesday from December 19th to January 9th.

CONTACT: Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828x201  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

Explore and engage with different tools and materials. Test your imagination and ingenuity. Design something unique.

This is a drop-in program suitable for kids aged 8-12 and their siblings every Wednesday from December 19th to January 9th.

CONTACT:
  Ellen Sulzycki
  413.263.6828x201
  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

 
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4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Family Storytime at Pine Point

Wednesdays, 4:15-5 PM | Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required.

CONTACT: Library Express at Pine Point  413-263-6855  vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point

Wednesdays, 4:15-5 PM | Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Library Express at Pine Point
  413.263.6855
  vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point

 
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4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Cardboard Arcade

For kids and teens ages 10-18

Show off your creativity and your gaming skills! We'll supply the cardboard and other building materials, you create the arcade game you want to play. Make up your own, or follow the patterns we'll provide to make fun games like claw machines, bowling, and basketball. Prizes will be awarded!

CONTACT: Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe  413-263-6840  shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield

For kids and teens ages 10-18

Show off your creativity and your gaming skills! We'll supply the cardboard and other building materials, you create the arcade game you want to play. Make up your own, or follow the patterns we'll provide to make fun games like claw machines, bowling, and basketball. Prizes will be awarded!

CONTACT:
  Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe
  413.263.6840
  shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Springfield

 
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5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
LEGO Club at Pine Point

Every Wednesday | Ages 5-10

Join us each week as we have fun while strengthening creativity and engineering skills with LEGOs.

CONTACT: Library Express at Pine Point  413-263-6855  vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point

Every Wednesday | Ages 5-10

Join us each week as we have fun while strengthening creativity and engineering skills with LEGOs.

CONTACT:
  Library Express at Pine Point
  413.263.6855
  vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group

Meets on the last Wednesday of every month | Adults

Note: Time change to 5:30-6:30 p.m. (earlier Winter start time)

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss Wishin' and Hopin' by Wally Lamb.

We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book are available at the branch.  Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome.

CONTACT: East Forest Park  413-263-6836  Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park

Meets on the last Wednesday of every month | Adults

Note: Time change to 5:30-6:30 p.m. (earlier Winter start time)

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss Wishin' and Hopin' by Wally Lamb.

We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book are available at the branch.  Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  East Forest Park
  413.263.6836
  Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park

Thursday December 27, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Baby Boppers Around The World

For toddlers and children ages 0-5. Parents are encouraged to join their children.

Travel the world through music. We'll shake, rattle and roll, and maybe even salsa and merengue, and cha cha around the world. Every dance party we will visit a different country.  Last Thursdays of the month - 10/25, 11/29, 12/27. For more information call 413 263-6846.

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

For toddlers and children ages 0-5. Parents are encouraged to join their children.

Travel the world through music. We'll shake, rattle and roll, and maybe even salsa and merengue, and cha cha around the world. Every dance party we will visit a different country.  Last Thursdays of the month - 10/25, 11/29, 12/27. For more information call 413 263-6846.

CONTACT:
  Meg Galbreath
  413 263 6846
  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sensory Storytime

Every Thursday (except November 22), from 10:00 AM | Recommended for children under 10

An inclusive storytime for all children. Come explore stories, music, movement, and play in a sensory friendly setting. This storytime is designed for children of all abilities, particularly those who are on the autism spectrum, have sensory processing challenges, struggle in large groups, or have other special needs. 

Please contact Ellen at 413-263-6828 x 444 if you have any questions or need special accommodations for your child.
CONTACT: Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6853 x201  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

Every Thursday (except November 22), from 10:00 AM | Recommended for children under 10

An inclusive storytime for all children. Come explore stories, music, movement, and play in a sensory friendly setting. This storytime is designed for children of all abilities, particularly those who are on the autism spectrum, have sensory processing challenges, struggle in large groups, or have other special needs. 

Please contact Ellen at 413-263-6828 x 444 if you have any questions or need special accommodations for your child.
CONTACT:
  Ellen Sulzycki
  413.263.6853 x201
  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

 
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Connect with Snap Circuits!

For ages 12 and up, 7 and up with supervision.

Light things up! Make them move! Have fun exploring our Snap Circuit sets. For more information please call 413 263-6846.

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

For ages 12 and up, 7 and up with supervision.

Light things up! Make them move! Have fun exploring our Snap Circuit sets. For more information please call 413 263-6846.

CONTACT:
  Meg Galbreath
  (413) 263.6846
  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Neighborhood Playgroup

Thursdays | Birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

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

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

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

Thursdays | Birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

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

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

CONTACT:
  Lori Chasen
  413.263.6858
  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Community Land Trust/Co-op Meeting

A meeting to explore the development of the Springfield CLT and a construction Co-op

This is not a library-sponsored event.

CONTACT: Emily Kawano  413-461-8203  emilykawano@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

A meeting to explore the development of the Springfield CLT and a construction Co-op

This is not a library-sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  Emily Kawano
  413.461.8203
  emilykawano@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
STARLAB: The Portable Planetarium

All ages, but particularly suitable for youth 11-18.

The Starlab is a portable planetarium offering a highly realistic view of the night sky in an indoor environment. Learn about the stars, constellations, and planets you might find when you are out after dark. There will also be feature images of the mythological characters and some of their stories during the presentation.

This program will take place at the East Springfield Neighborhood Council Building (behind Pottenger School). We would also like to thank the East Springfield Neighborhood Council for their collaboration.

CONTACT: Shadd Jamison  413-263-6840  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield

All ages, but particularly suitable for youth 11-18.

The Starlab is a portable planetarium offering a highly realistic view of the night sky in an indoor environment. Learn about the stars, constellations, and planets you might find when you are out after dark. There will also be feature images of the mythological characters and some of their stories during the presentation.

This program will take place at the East Springfield Neighborhood Council Building (behind Pottenger School). We would also like to thank the East Springfield Neighborhood Council for their collaboration.

CONTACT:
  Shadd Jamison
  413.263.6840
  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Springfield

 
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
UNITE Teens: Do Make Be U
Meets every Tuesday and Thursday | 3:00 - 5:00 | Ages 13 - 18

Connect with other teens and your community in your own space at Brightwood Branch Library. Every week participate in games, activities, and special projects or just come and hang out with friends. Special guests from local organizations will come to talk about participating in community projects.

This is your space where you can do, make and be U.

Snacks will be provided.
CONTACT: Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828 x201  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
Meets every Tuesday and Thursday | 3:00 - 5:00 | Ages 13 - 18

Connect with other teens and your community in your own space at Brightwood Branch Library. Every week participate in games, activities, and special projects or just come and hang out with friends. Special guests from local organizations will come to talk about participating in community projects.

This is your space where you can do, make and be U.

Snacks will be provided.
CONTACT:
  Ellen Sulzycki
  413.263.6828 x201
  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LEGO Club at Mason Square

Every Thursday | All ages welcome!

Join us in the Children's Workroom for LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild!

 

CONTACT: Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom

Every Thursday | All ages welcome!

Join us in the Children's Workroom for LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild!

 

CONTACT:
  Laura Normand
  413.263.6853
  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups

Every Thursday in the Children's Workroom | Adults and teens welcome

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

Come down to the library and color. Yes! Color! It turns out that adult coloring, one of the biggest trends of the year, has proven to be both relaxing and therapeutic. We’ll provide beautiful adult coloring sheets and colored pencils.

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

CONTACT: Mason Square  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom

Every Thursday in the Children's Workroom | Adults and teens welcome

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

Come down to the library and color. Yes! Color! It turns out that adult coloring, one of the biggest trends of the year, has proven to be both relaxing and therapeutic. We’ll provide beautiful adult coloring sheets and colored pencils.

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

CONTACT:
  Mason Square
  413.263.6853
  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom

Friday December 28, 2018
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Come For Coffee!

Every Friday, through December 28 | 18+

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

CONTACT: Diane Houle  413 263-6805  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood

Every Friday, through December 28 | 18+

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

CONTACT:
  Diane Houle
  413 263.6805
  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brightwood

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Knot Just Knitters

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT: East Springfield  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT:
  East Springfield
  413.263.6840
  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Springfield

 
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Connect with Snap Circuits!

For ages 12 and up, 7 and up with supervision.

Light things up! Make them move! Have fun exploring our Snap Circuit sets. For more information please call 413 263-6846.

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

For ages 12 and up, 7 and up with supervision.

Light things up! Make them move! Have fun exploring our Snap Circuit sets. For more information please call 413 263-6846.

CONTACT:
  Meg Galbreath
  (413) 263.6846
  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Knot Just Knitters

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT: East Forest Park  413-263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT:
  East Forest Park
  413.263.6836
  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park