Tuesday September 4, 2018 - Wednesday October 31, 2018
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Art Central: Artworks by Ryan Murray

All ages

Now showing for the months of September and October are the spray-paint stencils of Springfield artist Ryan Murray. Using a backdrop of both traditional canvases and LP’s, Mr. Murray’s paintings include urban scenes, portrait, caricature, and satire in bold, statements of contemporary life and fantasy. Meet the artist on Wednesday, September 12 in a public reception complete with free raffle and refreshment compliments of the Friends of the Library..

CONTACT: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library

All ages

Now showing for the months of September and October are the spray-paint stencils of Springfield artist Ryan Murray. Using a backdrop of both traditional canvases and LP’s, Mr. Murray’s paintings include urban scenes, portrait, caricature, and satire in bold, statements of contemporary life and fantasy. Meet the artist on Wednesday, September 12 in a public reception complete with free raffle and refreshment compliments of the Friends of the Library..

CONTACT:
  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith
  413.263.6828, x221
  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library

Monday October 1, 2018 - Friday October 26, 2018

During Open Hours | Children

Come search for one of the decorated pumpkins hidden on our shelves. Once found, you'll receive a treat and a raffle ticket to win one of these special pumpkins. The raffle winners will be pulled on Saturday, October 27.

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

During Open Hours | Children

Come search for one of the decorated pumpkins hidden on our shelves. Once found, you'll receive a treat and a raffle ticket to win one of these special pumpkins. The raffle winners will be pulled on Saturday, October 27.

CONTACT:
  Maureen Tipton
  413.263.6836
  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park

 

During Open Hours | Children

Come search for one of the decorated pumpkins hidden on our shelves. Once found, you'll receive a treat and a raffle ticket to win one of these special pumpkins. The raffle winners will be pulled on Saturday, October 27.

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

During Open Hours | Children

Come search for one of the decorated pumpkins hidden on our shelves. Once found, you'll receive a treat and a raffle ticket to win one of these special pumpkins. The raffle winners will be pulled on Saturday, October 27.

CONTACT:
  Trish LaBroad
  413.263.6840
  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Springfield

Monday October 1, 2018 - Wednesday October 31, 2018
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Brightwood Gallery: A Walk in Our Woods, Photographs by Nick Borges

All ages

See the New England forest through the eyes of art photographer Nick Borges. His contemplative imagery reflects the beauty, calm, and magical order of the forest while personalizing it through his sensitive lens. From miniature close-ups to bold sunrises, Nick’s works are a personal yet powerful reminder of how much natural beauty we can find when simply walking through the woods.

CONTACT: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood

All ages

See the New England forest through the eyes of art photographer Nick Borges. His contemplative imagery reflects the beauty, calm, and magical order of the forest while personalizing it through his sensitive lens. From miniature close-ups to bold sunrises, Nick’s works are a personal yet powerful reminder of how much natural beauty we can find when simply walking through the woods.

CONTACT:
  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith
  413.263.6828, x221
  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brightwood

Tuesday October 9, 2018 - Saturday October 20, 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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

Monday October 15, 2018 - Saturday October 20, 2018

Children

Rattle on down to East Forest Park Library and create a silly skeleton.....Mr. Bones

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

Children

Rattle on down to East Forest Park Library and create a silly skeleton.....Mr. Bones

CONTACT:
  Maureen Tipton
  413.263.6836
  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park

Monday October 15, 2018 - Saturday October 27, 2018
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Guess the Pumpkin's Weight

During Open Hours | For Families and Children

Say, how much does that pumpkin weigh? Come into the library and take a guess. The person who comes the closest wins the pumpkin just in time for fall festivities! All are welcome to take a guess during open hours.

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

During Open Hours | For Families and Children

Say, how much does that pumpkin weigh? Come into the library and take a guess. The person who comes the closest wins the pumpkin just in time for fall festivities! All are welcome to take a guess during open hours.

CONTACT:
  Diane Houle
  413 263.6846
  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

 
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Guess the Pumpkin's Weight
During Open Hours | For Families and Children

Say, how much does that pumpkin weigh? Come into the library and take a guess. The person who comes the closest wins the pumpkin just in time for fall festivities! All are welcome to take a guess during open hours.

CONTACT: Trish LaBroad  413263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
During Open Hours | For Families and Children

Say, how much does that pumpkin weigh? Come into the library and take a guess. The person who comes the closest wins the pumpkin just in time for fall festivities! All are welcome to take a guess during open hours.

CONTACT:
  Trish LaBroad
  413263.6840
  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Springfield

 
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Guess the Pumpkin's Weight
During Open Hours | For Families and Children

Say, how much does that pumpkin weigh? Come into the library and take a guess. The person who comes the closest wins the pumpkin just in time for fall festivities! All are welcome to take a guess during open hours.

CONTACT: Ann Keefe  413263-6836  akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
During Open Hours | For Families and Children

Say, how much does that pumpkin weigh? Come into the library and take a guess. The person who comes the closest wins the pumpkin just in time for fall festivities! All are welcome to take a guess during open hours.

CONTACT:
  Ann Keefe
  413263.6836
  akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point

 
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Guess the Pumpkin's Weight
During Open Hours | For Families and Children

Say, how much does that pumpkin weigh? Come into the library and take a guess. The person who comes the closest wins the pumpkin just in time for fall festivities! All are welcome to take a guess during open hours.

CONTACT: Diane Houle  413263-6805  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
During Open Hours | For Families and Children

Say, how much does that pumpkin weigh? Come into the library and take a guess. The person who comes the closest wins the pumpkin just in time for fall festivities! All are welcome to take a guess during open hours.

CONTACT:
  Diane Houle
  413263.6805
  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brightwood

Wednesday October 17, 2018
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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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1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Free Blood Pressure and Stress Management Techniques

This is not a library sponsored event

Racquel Hatfield, Registered Nurse and candidate for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, will offer on site blood pressure monitoring and hypertension prevention education. She will be available to help promote physical wellness. Utilizing an integration of medical and holistic approaches, education on mindfulness and stress management techniques will be available to support the mental well-being of all participants. Dates and times available are Monday, October 15, 1 to 3; Wednesday, October 17, 1 to 4:30; Saturday, October 20, 11:30-2:30; Monday, October 22, 1 to 3; Saturday, October 27, 11:30-2:30; Monday, October 29, 1 to 3; Wednesday, October 31, 1 to 4:30; Saturday, November 3, 11:30-2:30; Monday, November 5, 1 to 3; and Wednesday, November 7, 1-4:30.

CONTACT: Racquel Hatfield  rhatfield@umass.edu
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

This is not a library sponsored event

Racquel Hatfield, Registered Nurse and candidate for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, will offer on site blood pressure monitoring and hypertension prevention education. She will be available to help promote physical wellness. Utilizing an integration of medical and holistic approaches, education on mindfulness and stress management techniques will be available to support the mental well-being of all participants. Dates and times available are Monday, October 15, 1 to 3; Wednesday, October 17, 1 to 4:30; Saturday, October 20, 11:30-2:30; Monday, October 22, 1 to 3; Saturday, October 27, 11:30-2:30; Monday, October 29, 1 to 3; Wednesday, October 31, 1 to 4:30; Saturday, November 3, 11:30-2:30; Monday, November 5, 1 to 3; and Wednesday, November 7, 1-4:30.

CONTACT:
  Racquel Hatfield
  
  rhatfield@umass.edu

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

 
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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
Fall Fest and Trunk or Treat!

All ages | Mason Square Reading Garden (In the case of rain, we'll move indoors to the community room.)

Come celebrate fall at the Mason Square Branch Library with games, crafts, cider, candy, and pie!

We'll have lots of fun activities for kids and adults, including giant leaf-pile jumping, pumpkin decorating, face painting, and a special fall story time by Ms. Laura.

 

Trunk or Treat will start at 5:00pm in the Monroe Street parking lot behind the library and will be organized by the Mason Square C3 group. Candy donations will be accepted in the weeks before the program.

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

All ages | Mason Square Reading Garden (In the case of rain, we'll move indoors to the community room.)

Come celebrate fall at the Mason Square Branch Library with games, crafts, cider, candy, and pie!

We'll have lots of fun activities for kids and adults, including giant leaf-pile jumping, pumpkin decorating, face painting, and a special fall story time by Ms. Laura.

 

Trunk or Treat will start at 5:00pm in the Monroe Street parking lot behind the library and will be organized by the Mason Square C3 group. Candy donations will be accepted in the weeks before the program.

CONTACT:
  Caitlin Kelley
  413.263.6853
  ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

 
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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

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. Youth ages 11-18, on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. This month we will investigate the legend of the Chimaera. 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

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. Youth ages 11-18, on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. This month we will investigate the legend of the Chimaera. 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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4:15 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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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Women Innovators & Trailblazers Info. Session

For Adults 18 and over

WIT is building a community where women boldly define and fulfill their entrepreneurial ambitions. Their mission is to ignite a women-led innovation economy in Western Massachusetts and beyond. Come learn more about their supportive resources to help your business succeed!

This program is part of the Springfield City Library's 2-week event, celebrating Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs in Springfield and Western Massachusetts. Find out more about other programs happening here.

CONTACT: Alison Messier  413-263-6828 x426  amessier@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park

For Adults 18 and over

WIT is building a community where women boldly define and fulfill their entrepreneurial ambitions. Their mission is to ignite a women-led innovation economy in Western Massachusetts and beyond. Come learn more about their supportive resources to help your business succeed!

This program is part of the Springfield City Library's 2-week event, celebrating Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs in Springfield and Western Massachusetts. Find out more about other programs happening here.

CONTACT:
  Alison Messier
  413.263.6828 x426
  amessier@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Diabetes: You Can Live Well and Thrive!, part 1

Adults ages 18+

Are you living with diabetes, or do you know someone who is? Learn more about the disease and proactive steps you can take to manage it well. This is week one of a three part series called The Challenge Diabetes Program, and is led by Chet Galaska, author of The Diabetes Book: What Everyone Should Know. Participants earn a chance to win a raffle prize ($25 gift card to Eat Restaurant) just by attending compliments of the Friends of the Library.

NOTE: This program is held at the East Springfield Neighborhood Council Building located behind the Pottenge School at 1437 Carew St. Springfield.

CONTACT: Reggie Wilson  413-263-6840  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org

Adults ages 18+

Are you living with diabetes, or do you know someone who is? Learn more about the disease and proactive steps you can take to manage it well. This is week one of a three part series called The Challenge Diabetes Program, and is led by Chet Galaska, author of The Diabetes Book: What Everyone Should Know. Participants earn a chance to win a raffle prize ($25 gift card to Eat Restaurant) just by attending compliments of the Friends of the Library.

NOTE: This program is held at the East Springfield Neighborhood Council Building located behind the Pottenge School at 1437 Carew St. Springfield.

CONTACT:
  Reggie Wilson
  413.263.6840
  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
SBA Business Smart Workshop

For Adults 18 and over

Part 1

These two (2)  FREE workshops (this is a series, please plan to attend both) will help you gain a better understanding of what it takes to start and grow a business. Learn about SBA programs and services that are available to prospective or current entrepreneurs who need assistance in starting or expanding their businesses.  General information will be provided on the following programs and services:

  • Gain a basic understanding of the key steps to getting your business off the ground
  • Learn about various financing options
  • Learn what banks look for when lending money
  • Learn about the local resources available to assist you in starting and growing a small business

And MUCH MORE!

Light refreshments will be offered courtesy of the Friends of the Springfield City Library.

This program is part of the Springfield City Library's 2-week event, celebrating Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs in Springfield and Western Massachusetts. Find out more about other programs happening here.

Registration RequiredONLINE REGISTRATION FORM

CONTACT: Alison Messier  413-263-6828 x426  amessier@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

For Adults 18 and over

Part 1

These two (2)  FREE workshops (this is a series, please plan to attend both) will help you gain a better understanding of what it takes to start and grow a business. Learn about SBA programs and services that are available to prospective or current entrepreneurs who need assistance in starting or expanding their businesses.  General information will be provided on the following programs and services:

  • Gain a basic understanding of the key steps to getting your business off the ground
  • Learn about various financing options
  • Learn what banks look for when lending money
  • Learn about the local resources available to assist you in starting and growing a small business

And MUCH MORE!

Light refreshments will be offered courtesy of the Friends of the Springfield City Library.

This program is part of the Springfield City Library's 2-week event, celebrating Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs in Springfield and Western Massachusetts. Find out more about other programs happening here.

Registration RequiredONLINE REGISTRATION FORM

CONTACT:
  Alison Messier
  413.263.6828 x426
  amessier@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

 
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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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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Who Goes There...? Hauntings in and around Springfield

For Teens and Adults

Learn the history, and hear firsthand what Agawam Paranormal has discovered at three, western Massachusetts sites all rich with paranormal activity. From the Smith Art Museum at the Springfield Quadrangle, to the Gaylord Library in South Hadley and the Houghton Mansion in North Adams these reviews reveal not only a the fascinating claims of paranormal activity over the years, but also reflect what the Agawam Paranormal team has captured in its recent investigations.

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

For Teens and Adults

Learn the history, and hear firsthand what Agawam Paranormal has discovered at three, western Massachusetts sites all rich with paranormal activity. From the Smith Art Museum at the Springfield Quadrangle, to the Gaylord Library in South Hadley and the Houghton Mansion in North Adams these reviews reveal not only a the fascinating claims of paranormal activity over the years, but also reflect what the Agawam Paranormal team has captured in its recent investigations.

CONTACT:
  Maureen Tipton
  413.263.6836
  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park

Thursday October 18, 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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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunrise Over Spain: Hiking the Camino de Santiago

Ages 18 and up

The Camino de Santiago, a five hundred mile hiking pilgrimage, has been followed by both the devout and the adventurous for over a thousand years. See photographs and hear stories about the physical and mental challenge of following the trail as well as the spiritual inspirations hikers have encountered along the way. Theresa Fersch, the presenter and a New England author, speaks about her experiences on the trail and shares notes about her book, Sunrise in Spain, which details the powerful effects of the Camino.

Copies of her book will be available for signing and purchase and the Friends of the Library are generously offering refreshments. www.theresascamino.com

CONTACT: Haydee Hodis  413-263-6805
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
There are 44 spaces available.

Ages 18 and up

The Camino de Santiago, a five hundred mile hiking pilgrimage, has been followed by both the devout and the adventurous for over a thousand years. See photographs and hear stories about the physical and mental challenge of following the trail as well as the spiritual inspirations hikers have encountered along the way. Theresa Fersch, the presenter and a New England author, speaks about her experiences on the trail and shares notes about her book, Sunrise in Spain, which details the powerful effects of the Camino.

Copies of her book will be available for signing and purchase and the Friends of the Library are generously offering refreshments. www.theresascamino.com

CONTACT:
  Haydee Hodis
  413.263.6805
  

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

There are 44 spaces available.

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The Grant Proposal: An Explanation of Its Components

Participants will be guided through an overview of the elemental components of a grant proposal to understand each component’s distinctions, purposes, and organization. The workshop will provide an in-depth look at one or two of the components to offer examples and specific suggestions for how best to craft them. The targeted components include the Abstract/Summary, Introduction, Organizational Description, Statement of Need, Goals and Objectives, Project Activities and Outcomes, Evaluation, Dissemination, and Budget.

An offering of the Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership and the Springfield City Library's Foundation Center Funding Information Network, this class is led by trainer Deborah Koch, Author of How to Say It: Grantwriting: Write ProposalsThat Grantmakers Want to Fund. Deborah Koch is an accomplished trainer, writer, and grantseeker, raising millions of dollars for higher education and community nonprofits, and teaching hundreds of people how to do the same.

Click the link to register for this class 

 

CONTACT: Truth School - Lindsey  413-238-1280  Lindsey@TruthSchool.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

Participants will be guided through an overview of the elemental components of a grant proposal to understand each component’s distinctions, purposes, and organization. The workshop will provide an in-depth look at one or two of the components to offer examples and specific suggestions for how best to craft them. The targeted components include the Abstract/Summary, Introduction, Organizational Description, Statement of Need, Goals and Objectives, Project Activities and Outcomes, Evaluation, Dissemination, and Budget.

An offering of the Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership and the Springfield City Library's Foundation Center Funding Information Network, this class is led by trainer Deborah Koch, Author of How to Say It: Grantwriting: Write ProposalsThat Grantmakers Want to Fund. Deborah Koch is an accomplished trainer, writer, and grantseeker, raising millions of dollars for higher education and community nonprofits, and teaching hundreds of people how to do the same.

Click the link to register for this class 

 

CONTACT:
  Truth School - Lindsey
  413.238.1280
  Lindsey@TruthSchool.org

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Hi!Tech: Introduction to the Web

Ages 18 and up

Develop the skill you need to explore and use the web confidently and competently in this practical and hands-on workshop. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is needed. Led by Lisa. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle.

CONTACT: Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828, x395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
There is 1 space available.

Ages 18 and up

Develop the skill you need to explore and use the web confidently and competently in this practical and hands-on workshop. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is needed. Led by Lisa. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle.

CONTACT:
  Lisa Lipshires
  413.263.6828, x395
  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab

There is 1 space available.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Goosebumps Day

Ages 8-12

The new Goosebumps movie is coming out soon!  To get in the mood we will make slime and other activities revolving around the scary, funny story.

CONTACT: Sara Deignan  413 263-6828 x201  sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

Ages 8-12

The new Goosebumps movie is coming out soon!  To get in the mood we will make slime and other activities revolving around the scary, funny story.

CONTACT:
  Sara Deignan
  413 263.6828 x201
  sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Gross Science with SLIME!

For ages 7-12

What IS slime!? What kind of slime is the fluffiest? The stickiest? The slimy-est? Find out at our SLIME lab! Space is limited so come early, and be ready to get messy.

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

For ages 7-12

What IS slime!? What kind of slime is the fluffiest? The stickiest? The slimy-est? Find out at our SLIME lab! Space is limited so come early, and be ready to get messy.

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

LOCATION: Brightwood

 
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4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Center After School Group

This is not a library-sponsored event.

CONTACT: Althea Stevenson  centerafterschool@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab

This is not a library-sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  Althea Stevenson
  
  centerafterschool@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
MadLab: Rockets

October 18, 25 and November 1, 8, 15 | Best for children grades 1 - 5

Join in a series of science explorations that include art, science and fun. We will be experimenting with paper rockets.

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

October 18, 25 and November 1, 8, 15 | Best for children grades 1 - 5

Join in a series of science explorations that include art, science and fun. We will be experimenting with paper rockets.

CONTACT:
  Anne Hrobsky
  413 263.6843
  

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

 
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4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Bike Repair Clinic for Teens

Thursdays from Septemeber 27 - October 25 (Note: No clinic on October 11) | Ages 10-18

Join us as RADSpringfield returns for another teen Bike Repair Clinic at Forest Park Library. The bicycle experts from RADSpringfield, our local mobile, nonprofit bike shop, will be hosting a weekly event that teaches teens how to maintain and repair their bikes. This class is perfect for any skill level and will provide professional guidance in all things bike related!

 

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

Thursdays from Septemeber 27 - October 25 (Note: No clinic on October 11) | Ages 10-18

Join us as RADSpringfield returns for another teen Bike Repair Clinic at Forest Park Library. The bicycle experts from RADSpringfield, our local mobile, nonprofit bike shop, will be hosting a weekly event that teaches teens how to maintain and repair their bikes. This class is perfect for any skill level and will provide professional guidance in all things bike related!

 

CONTACT:
  Alexandra Remy
  413.263.6843
  aremy@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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5:30 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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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Springfield Codes! Meetup

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

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 for our first meeting September 20, 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

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 for our first meeting September 20, 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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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Financial Literacy for Small Business Owners

For Adults 18 and over

A representative from Berkshire Bank will present information about what banks look for when funding a small business. Topics include information about general and specific products and services, payroll processing, business credit, and others. There will be time available for questions as well.

This program is part of the Springfield City Library's 2-week event, celebrating Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs in Springfield and Western Massachusetts. Find out more about other programs happening here.

CONTACT: Alison Messier  413-263-6828 x426  amessier@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
There are 16 spaces available.

For Adults 18 and over

A representative from Berkshire Bank will present information about what banks look for when funding a small business. Topics include information about general and specific products and services, payroll processing, business credit, and others. There will be time available for questions as well.

This program is part of the Springfield City Library's 2-week event, celebrating Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs in Springfield and Western Massachusetts. Find out more about other programs happening here.

CONTACT:
  Alison Messier
  413.263.6828 x426
  amessier@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

There are 16 spaces available.

Friday October 19, 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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9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Sensory Motor Development in Young Children

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This course offers an overview of what healthy brain development means, and how parents, teachers, and child care providers can use specific activities and environments to challenge and build crucial foundation motor skills. By understanding how sensory motor development shapes early behavior and learning , participants will gain new insight on how to help children attend, learn and self regulate.

CONTACT: Emily Bouvier  413-588-5568  ebouvier@collaborative.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This course offers an overview of what healthy brain development means, and how parents, teachers, and child care providers can use specific activities and environments to challenge and build crucial foundation motor skills. By understanding how sensory motor development shapes early behavior and learning , participants will gain new insight on how to help children attend, learn and self regulate.

CONTACT:
  Emily Bouvier
  413.588.5568
  ebouvier@collaborative.org

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

 
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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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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
LENA

Parents! You have the power to jumpstart your baby's development! For more information, contact Jennifer Johnston at 413-263-6828 ext. 293 or jjohnston@springfieldlibrary.org.

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

Parents! You have the power to jumpstart your baby's development! For more information, contact Jennifer Johnston at 413-263-6828 ext. 293 or jjohnston@springfieldlibrary.org.

CONTACT:
  Lori Chasen
  413.263.6858
  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

 
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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 - 3:30 PM
MPU Western Ma Resource Collaboration Initiative

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Bringing community service groups together to share information

CONTACT: Kim Rivera  413-504-8618  kim@maparents.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Bringing community service groups together to share information

CONTACT:
  Kim Rivera
  413.504.8618
  kim@maparents.org

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

 
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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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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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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Goosebumps Day

Ages 8-12

The new Goosebumps movie is coming out soon!  To get in the mood we will make slime and other activities revolving around the scary, funny story.

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

Ages 8-12

The new Goosebumps movie is coming out soon!  To get in the mood we will make slime and other activities revolving around the scary, funny story.

CONTACT:
  Theresa Boulrice
  413 263.6836 
  tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park

Saturday October 20, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Introduction to Publisher

Ages 18 and up

Create simple yet attractive flyers and brochures with Microsoft Publisher, a convenient desktop publishing software package. We'll look at making multipage handouts and multifold brochures using Publisher's powerful templates and explore basic aspects of working with images, shapes, layout, and more. Skill with a keyboard is needed for success in this hands-on workshop. Light refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828 ext 221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Ages 18 and up

Create simple yet attractive flyers and brochures with Microsoft Publisher, a convenient desktop publishing software package. We'll look at making multipage handouts and multifold brochures using Publisher's powerful templates and explore basic aspects of working with images, shapes, layout, and more. Skill with a keyboard is needed for success in this hands-on workshop. Light refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith
  413.263.6828 ext 221
  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 
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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 - 3:00 PM
Rhoer Round-Up

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This is an informational for and auxiliary group od Sigma Gamma Rho.

CONTACT: Darryen Gripes  860-922-1566  lbs.ra.pa@gmail.com
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This is an informational for and auxiliary group od Sigma Gamma Rho.

CONTACT:
  Darryen Gripes
  860.922.1566
  lbs.ra.pa@gmail.com

LOCATION: Central Library Community 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  413-623-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

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
  413.623.6843
  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

 
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11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Free Blood Pressure and Stress Management Techniques

This is not a library sponsored event

Racquel Hatfield, Registered Nurse and candidate for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, will offer on site blood pressure monitoring and hypertension prevention education. She will be available to help promote physical wellness. Utilizing an integration of medical and holistic approaches, education on mindfulness and stress management techniques will be available to support the mental well-being of all participants. Dates and times available are Monday, October 15, 1 to 3; Wednesday, October 17, 1 to 4:30; Saturday, October 20, 11:30-2:30; Monday, October 22, 1 to 3; Saturday, October 27, 11:30-2:30; Monday, October 29, 1 to 3; Wednesday, October 31, 1 to 4:30; Saturday, November 3, 11:30-2:30; Monday, November 5, 1 to 3; and Wednesday, November 7, 1-4:30.

CONTACT: Racquel Hatfield  rhatfield@umass.edu
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

This is not a library sponsored event

Racquel Hatfield, Registered Nurse and candidate for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, will offer on site blood pressure monitoring and hypertension prevention education. She will be available to help promote physical wellness. Utilizing an integration of medical and holistic approaches, education on mindfulness and stress management techniques will be available to support the mental well-being of all participants. Dates and times available are Monday, October 15, 1 to 3; Wednesday, October 17, 1 to 4:30; Saturday, October 20, 11:30-2:30; Monday, October 22, 1 to 3; Saturday, October 27, 11:30-2:30; Monday, October 29, 1 to 3; Wednesday, October 31, 1 to 4:30; Saturday, November 3, 11:30-2:30; Monday, November 5, 1 to 3; and Wednesday, November 7, 1-4:30.

CONTACT:
  Racquel Hatfield
  
  rhatfield@umass.edu

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Fall ReGreening Festival

Please come join us for our Tree Planting Festival event in the Mason Square Branch Library's Reading Garden!

All friends and family are welcome to come join in the fun, and be part of this festival. This community gathering will provide an opportunity for residents of all ages to learn about trees, plant a new shade tree and enjoy a barbecue meal, all to help teach you about the trees in the city. The best part, is there is no charge for this event, and you can bring your friends and family.


The Greening the Gateway Cities Program (GGCP) is a partnership between the City of Springfield, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA), the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), the Department of Energy Resources (DOER), the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), Massachusetts Gateway Cities and Regreen Springfield.
For more information visit: www.regreenspringfield.org or call 413/523-0014

CONTACT: David Bloniarz  413-523-0014  dbloniarz@regreenspringfield.org
LOCATION: Mason Square

Please come join us for our Tree Planting Festival event in the Mason Square Branch Library's Reading Garden!

All friends and family are welcome to come join in the fun, and be part of this festival. This community gathering will provide an opportunity for residents of all ages to learn about trees, plant a new shade tree and enjoy a barbecue meal, all to help teach you about the trees in the city. The best part, is there is no charge for this event, and you can bring your friends and family.


The Greening the Gateway Cities Program (GGCP) is a partnership between the City of Springfield, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA), the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), the Department of Energy Resources (DOER), the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), Massachusetts Gateway Cities and Regreen Springfield.
For more information visit: www.regreenspringfield.org or call 413/523-0014

CONTACT:
  David Bloniarz
  413.523.0014
  dbloniarz@regreenspringfield.org

LOCATION: Mason Square

 
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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

 
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12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Poetry Party: Reading & Poetry Pop-Up Stations

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Join Springfield's first Poet Laureate María Luisa Arroyo and emerging poets for an afternoon of engaging readings and pop-up poetry stations at her Poetry Party in celebration of her 51st birthday! After the reading, all participants are welcomed to generate NEW drafts of poems at the pop-up poetry stations: ekphrastic poems, block-out poems, found poems, poems about objects of meaning, name poems, even the challenging American ghazal, and more! María Luisa Arroyo will also have copies of her books for sale. Free light refreshments and snacks will be served.This event is for older teens [16+] and adults. For more information, contact María Luisa Arroyo directly at mlarroyo67@hotmail.com.

CONTACT: Maria Luisa Arroyo  413-788-0639  mlarroyo67@hotmail.com
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Join Springfield's first Poet Laureate María Luisa Arroyo and emerging poets for an afternoon of engaging readings and pop-up poetry stations at her Poetry Party in celebration of her 51st birthday! After the reading, all participants are welcomed to generate NEW drafts of poems at the pop-up poetry stations: ekphrastic poems, block-out poems, found poems, poems about objects of meaning, name poems, even the challenging American ghazal, and more! María Luisa Arroyo will also have copies of her books for sale. Free light refreshments and snacks will be served.This event is for older teens [16+] and adults. For more information, contact María Luisa Arroyo directly at mlarroyo67@hotmail.com.

CONTACT:
  Maria Luisa Arroyo
  413.788.0639
  mlarroyo67@hotmail.com

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

 
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12:45 PM - 2:30 PM
Ward 6 Dems Meeting

This is not a library-sponsored event.

CONTACT: Matt Szafranski  ward6demsspfd@gmail.com]
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

This is not a library-sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  Matt Szafranski
  
  ward6demsspfd@gmail.com]

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

Sunday October 21, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Meet the Women Authors

Adults Ages 18+

Women authors from the greater Springfield area share stories about their recently published books, and their work as writers in this set of engaging presentations with a meet-and-greet. Meet the Women Authors is a perfect way to find new books to read, meet some of our community's exciting literary minds, and enjoy an afternoon of storytelling and sharing. Free raffle & refreshments to all those who attend compliments of the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

Adults Ages 18+

Women authors from the greater Springfield area share stories about their recently published books, and their work as writers in this set of engaging presentations with a meet-and-greet. Meet the Women Authors is a perfect way to find new books to read, meet some of our community's exciting literary minds, and enjoy an afternoon of storytelling and sharing. Free raffle & refreshments to all those who attend compliments of the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith
  413.263.6828, x221
  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

Monday October 22, 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

Monday October 22, 2018 - Wednesday October 31, 2018

During Open Hours | Children

Come join the fun and create a silly or scary pumpkin craft.

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

During Open Hours | Children

Come join the fun and create a silly or scary pumpkin craft.

CONTACT:
  Trish LaBroad
  413.263.6840
  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Springfield

 

During Open Hours | Children

Come join the fun and create a silly or scary pumpkin craft.

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

During Open Hours | Children

Come join the fun and create a silly or scary pumpkin craft.

CONTACT:
  Brightwood
  413.263.6805
  gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brightwood

 

During Open Hours | Children

Come join the fun and create a silly or scary pumpkin craft.

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

During Open Hours | Children

Come join the fun and create a silly or scary pumpkin craft.

CONTACT:
  Maureen Tipton
  413.263.6836
  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park

Monday October 22, 2018
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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 - 3:00 PM
Free Blood Pressure and Stress Management Techniques

This is not a library sponsored event

Racquel Hatfield, Registered Nurse and candidate for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, will offer on site blood pressure monitoring and hypertension prevention education. She will be available to help promote physical wellness. Utilizing an integration of medical and holistic approaches, education on mindfulness and stress management techniques will be available to support the mental well-being of all participants. Dates and times available are Monday, October 15, 1 to 3; Wednesday, October 17, 1 to 4:30; Saturday, October 20, 11:30-2:30; Monday, October 22, 1 to 3; Saturday, October 27, 11:30-2:30; Monday, October 29, 1 to 3; Wednesday, October 31, 1 to 4:30; Saturday, November 3, 11:30-2:30; Monday, November 5, 1 to 3; and Wednesday, November 7, 1-4:30.

CONTACT: Racquel Hatfield  rhatfield@umass.edu
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

This is not a library sponsored event

Racquel Hatfield, Registered Nurse and candidate for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, will offer on site blood pressure monitoring and hypertension prevention education. She will be available to help promote physical wellness. Utilizing an integration of medical and holistic approaches, education on mindfulness and stress management techniques will be available to support the mental well-being of all participants. Dates and times available are Monday, October 15, 1 to 3; Wednesday, October 17, 1 to 4:30; Saturday, October 20, 11:30-2:30; Monday, October 22, 1 to 3; Saturday, October 27, 11:30-2:30; Monday, October 29, 1 to 3; Wednesday, October 31, 1 to 4:30; Saturday, November 3, 11:30-2:30; Monday, November 5, 1 to 3; and Wednesday, November 7, 1-4:30.

CONTACT:
  Racquel Hatfield
  
  rhatfield@umass.edu

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

 
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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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2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Teens in Disguise: Decorate a Mask
For teens ages 11 and up

Decorate a molded mask for Halloween, or look ahead to Chibicon, our November anime and comics festival! Drop in the Central Library's second floor teen area.

CONTACT: Martha Coons  413-263-6828 ext.425  mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
For teens ages 11 and up

Decorate a molded mask for Halloween, or look ahead to Chibicon, our November anime and comics festival! Drop in the Central Library's second floor teen area.

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

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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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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4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Job Corps Tabling in Rotunda
CONTACT: Martha Coons  413-263-6828 ext.425  mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Rotunda
CONTACT:
  Martha Coons
  413.263.6828 ext.425
  mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library Rotunda

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Diabetes: You Can Live Well and Thrive!, part 2

Adults Ages 18+

Are you living with diabetes, or do you know someone who is? Learn more about the disease and proactive steps you can take to manage it well. This is week two of a three-part series called The Challenge Diabetes Program, and is led by Chet Galaska, author of The Diabetes Book: What Everyone Should Know. Week 2 covers what diabetics should eat, how food affects blood glucose levels, and how to improve without turning your life upside-down. Participants earn a chance to win a raffle prize ($25 gift card to Eat Restaurant) just by attending compliments of the Friends of the Library.

NOTE: This program is held at the East Springfield Neighborhood Council Building located behind the Pottenge School at 1437 Carew St. Springfield.

CONTACT: Reggie Wilson  413-263-6840  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
There are 13 spaces available.

Adults Ages 18+

Are you living with diabetes, or do you know someone who is? Learn more about the disease and proactive steps you can take to manage it well. This is week two of a three-part series called The Challenge Diabetes Program, and is led by Chet Galaska, author of The Diabetes Book: What Everyone Should Know. Week 2 covers what diabetics should eat, how food affects blood glucose levels, and how to improve without turning your life upside-down. Participants earn a chance to win a raffle prize ($25 gift card to Eat Restaurant) just by attending compliments of the Friends of the Library.

NOTE: This program is held at the East Springfield Neighborhood Council Building located behind the Pottenge School at 1437 Carew St. Springfield.

CONTACT:
  Reggie Wilson
  413.263.6840
  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org

There are 13 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Clarendon Early Education Services training

This is not a library-sponsored event.

CONTACT: Joanna Doyle  781-879-2926  jdoyle@clarendonees.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

This is not a library-sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  Joanna Doyle
  781.879.2926
  jdoyle@clarendonees.org

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

Tuesday October 23, 2018
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SPS Community Meeting

This is not a library-sponsored event.

CONTACT: Jim Bresciani  413-563-0866  brescianij@springfieldpublicschools.com
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

This is not a library-sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  Jim Bresciani
  413.563.0866
  brescianij@springfieldpublicschools.com

LOCATION: Brightwood 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: Trooper Brian Clapprood  413-387-3680  brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

This is not a library-sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  Trooper Brian Clapprood
  413.387.3680
  brian.clapprood@massmail.state.ma.us

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

 
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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 - 4:30 PM
Game On! Video Gaming for Teens at Brightwood

Monthly on the second and fourth Tuesday | For Ages 11-18

Drop in and play your favorite Wii games in the community room! Snacks provided.

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

Monthly on the second and fourth Tuesday | For Ages 11-18

Drop in and play your favorite Wii games in the community room! Snacks provided.

CONTACT:
  Brightwood
  413.263.6805
  gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brightwood

 
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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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4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Center After School Group

This is not a library-sponsored event.

CONTACT: Althea Stevenson  centerafterschool@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab

This is not a library-sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  Althea Stevenson
  
  centerafterschool@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab

 
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5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Bass Pond Club Annual Meeting

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Bass Pond Club will discuss what has happened at the pond this year. 

CONTACT: Felicia Gregory  413-342-7636  fgregory87@gmail.com
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Bass Pond Club will discuss what has happened at the pond this year. 

CONTACT:
  Felicia Gregory
  413.342.7636
  fgregory87@gmail.com

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

 
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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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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Book Club

This is not a library-sponsored event.

 
CONTACT: Anne Cesan  413-782-7702  a126chocolate@gmail.com
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

This is not a library-sponsored event.

 
CONTACT:
  Anne Cesan
  413.782.7702
  a126chocolate@gmail.com

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 Springfield's local 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 Springfield's local chapter of Indivisible, Rise Up western Mass Indivisible.

CONTACT:
  Erin Freed
  413.575.5869
  ebfreed15@gmail.com

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

Wednesday October 24, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
BYOB Book Discussion Group

Meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month, except December 26 | Adults

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

CONTACT: Ann Keefe  413-263-6828 ext 294  akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

Meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month, except December 26 | Adults

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

CONTACT:
  Ann Keefe
  413.263.6828 ext 294
  akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

 
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10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
MA Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE)

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This is a monthly staff meeting for both eastern and western regions of the MARE ( Massachsuetts Adoption Resource Exchange) a non profit whose mission is to find adoptive families for children living in the foster care system. 11 months of the year it's held near Boston but once a year I sponsor a meeting here in western MA.  Thank you

Maurine Albano

Western MA Child Services Coordinator

413-452-3431

c/o Department of Children and Families

140 High St. 5th FL

Springfield, MA  01105 

CONTACT: Maurine A Albano  413-452-3431  malbano@mareinc.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This is a monthly staff meeting for both eastern and western regions of the MARE ( Massachsuetts Adoption Resource Exchange) a non profit whose mission is to find adoptive families for children living in the foster care system. 11 months of the year it's held near Boston but once a year I sponsor a meeting here in western MA.  Thank you

Maurine Albano

Western MA Child Services Coordinator

413-452-3431

c/o Department of Children and Families

140 High St. 5th FL

Springfield, MA  01105 

CONTACT:
  Maurine A Albano
  413.452.3431
  malbano@mareinc.org

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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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Creative Button-Making
Ages 11-18

Design your own buttons using our button maker.  Design it make it and wear it home!  All supplies provided. 

CONTACT: Geneva Caffee  413-263-6805  gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
Ages 11-18

Design your own buttons using our button maker.  Design it make it and wear it home!  All supplies provided. 

CONTACT:
  Geneva Caffee
  413.263.6805
  gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Jewelry Making for Adults

Ages 18 and over

Show your passion for fashion by creating your own earrings or bracelet.  Learn basic jewelry making techniques with crimps, beads and/or wire.   All materials will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.

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

Ages 18 and over

Show your passion for fashion by creating your own earrings or bracelet.  Learn basic jewelry making techniques with crimps, beads and/or wire.   All materials will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Emma Peterson
  413.263.6858
  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres 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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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Teen Oreo Cookie Taste Off
Ages 12-18

Teens, join us for the ultimate Oreo taste-off. We will have multiple flavors of Oreo cookies on hand to taste and rate, from best to worst flavors. We'll provide the cookies (and milk)! Registration is required, please call 413 263 6846 to register.

CONTACT: Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
There are 14 spaces available.
Ages 12-18

Teens, join us for the ultimate Oreo taste-off. We will have multiple flavors of Oreo cookies on hand to taste and rate, from best to worst flavors. We'll provide the cookies (and milk)! Registration is required, please call 413 263 6846 to register.

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

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

There are 14 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Trunk or Treat

All Ages

Join us for great Halloween fun in the parking lot next to the East Forest Park Library and Nathan Bill's Restaurant.  Cars will be decorated with fun and spooky Halloween themes. Children can safely go trick or treating at each car.  A fun afternoon for all!

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

All Ages

Join us for great Halloween fun in the parking lot next to the East Forest Park Library and Nathan Bill's Restaurant.  Cars will be decorated with fun and spooky Halloween themes. Children can safely go trick or treating at each car.  A fun afternoon for all!

CONTACT:
  Maureen Tipton
  413.263.6836
  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park

 
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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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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Valley Venture Mentors Table Session

Valley Venture Mentors (VVM) is building, supporting, and maintaining a community to launch an entrepreneurial renaissance. By nurturing startups, we impact the employees they hire, the customers they serve, and the neighborhoods they revitalize. And it’s working. Come learn about starting a business, growing your business, networking, or becoming a mentor!

This program is part of the Springfield City Library's 2-week event, celebrating Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs in Springfield and Western Massachusetts. Find out more about other programs happening here.

CONTACT: Alison Messier  413-263-6828 x426  amessier@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Rotunda

Valley Venture Mentors (VVM) is building, supporting, and maintaining a community to launch an entrepreneurial renaissance. By nurturing startups, we impact the employees they hire, the customers they serve, and the neighborhoods they revitalize. And it’s working. Come learn about starting a business, growing your business, networking, or becoming a mentor!

This program is part of the Springfield City Library's 2-week event, celebrating Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs in Springfield and Western Massachusetts. Find out more about other programs happening here.

CONTACT:
  Alison Messier
  413.263.6828 x426
  amessier@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library Rotunda

 
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5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Basic Computer Skills Course for FCC Programs

This is not a library-sponsored event.

If you are looking for basic computer skills or to upgrade computer skills you already have, you will not want to miss this four-session cohort. Relevant topics to discuss include, creating a newsletter, designing a format for a weekly plan, create e-mail account (Gmail), search for early childhood resources in the internet, using Google applications, like Google Drive and Google Hangouts, and navigating the EEC provider LEAD portal. 

CONTACT: Marcela M Simpson  413.336.3255  marcelamsimpson@gmail.com
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab

This is not a library-sponsored event.

If you are looking for basic computer skills or to upgrade computer skills you already have, you will not want to miss this four-session cohort. Relevant topics to discuss include, creating a newsletter, designing a format for a weekly plan, create e-mail account (Gmail), search for early childhood resources in the internet, using Google applications, like Google Drive and Google Hangouts, and navigating the EEC provider LEAD portal. 

CONTACT:
  Marcela M Simpson
  413.336.3255
  marcelamsimpson@gmail.com

LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group

Meets on the last Wednesday of every month | Adults

Note: Since the last Wednesday of this month is Halloween we decided to move the meeting up to the fourth Wednesday.

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan..

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

Meets on the last Wednesday of every month | Adults

Note: Since the last Wednesday of this month is Halloween we decided to move the meeting up to the fourth Wednesday.

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan..

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:
  Linda Grodofsky
  413.263.6836
  Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Goosebumps Day

Ages 8-12

The new Goosebumps movie is coming out soon!  To get in the mood we will make slime and other activities revolving around the scary, funny story.

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

Ages 8-12

The new Goosebumps movie is coming out soon!  To get in the mood we will make slime and other activities revolving around the scary, funny story.

CONTACT:
  Trish LaBroad
  413 263.6840
  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Springfield

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Introducing SBA Business Smart Workshops

For adults 18 and over

Part 2

These two (2)  FREE workshops (this is a series, please plan to attend both) will help you gain a better understanding of what it takes to start and grow a business. Learn about SBA programs and services that are available to prospective or current entrepreneurs who need assistance in starting or expanding their businesses.  General information will be provided on the following programs and services:

  • Gain a basic understanding of the key steps to getting your business off the ground
  • Learn about various financing options
  • Learn what banks look for when lending money
  • Learn about the local resources available to assist you in starting and growing a small business

And MUCH MORE!

Light refreshments will be offered courtesy of the Friends of the Springfield City Library.

This program is part of the Springfield City Library's 2-week event, celebrating Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs in Springfield and Western Massachusetts. Find out more about other programs happening here.

Registration Required - ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM

CONTACT: Alison Messier  413-263-6828 x426  amessier@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

For adults 18 and over

Part 2

These two (2)  FREE workshops (this is a series, please plan to attend both) will help you gain a better understanding of what it takes to start and grow a business. Learn about SBA programs and services that are available to prospective or current entrepreneurs who need assistance in starting or expanding their businesses.  General information will be provided on the following programs and services:

  • Gain a basic understanding of the key steps to getting your business off the ground
  • Learn about various financing options
  • Learn what banks look for when lending money
  • Learn about the local resources available to assist you in starting and growing a small business

And MUCH MORE!

Light refreshments will be offered courtesy of the Friends of the Springfield City Library.

This program is part of the Springfield City Library's 2-week event, celebrating Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs in Springfield and Western Massachusetts. Find out more about other programs happening here.

Registration Required - ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM

CONTACT:
  Alison Messier
  413.263.6828 x426
  amessier@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Paranormal Around Us: Ghostology Basics

For Teens and Adults

Agawam Paranormal presents the first program in a set of three designed to both entertain and educate the general public about the world of the paranormal.  Ghostology 101 gets you started with the basics of paranormal investigations including a review of its terminology, equipment, and techniques, and also introduces  basic “ghost hunting” skills for finding ghosts on your own. 

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

For Teens and Adults

Agawam Paranormal presents the first program in a set of three designed to both entertain and educate the general public about the world of the paranormal.  Ghostology 101 gets you started with the basics of paranormal investigations including a review of its terminology, equipment, and techniques, and also introduces  basic “ghost hunting” skills for finding ghosts on your own. 

CONTACT:
  Shadd Jamison
  413.263.6840
  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Springfield

Thursday October 25, 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 Directors 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 Directors 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
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 meringue, 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 meringue, 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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10:30 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 - 2:30 PM
Hi!Tech: Introduction to Facebook, Twitter, and Social Media

For Ages 18 and up

Are you curious about discovering news and connecting with other people online? Do you want to know the difference between a "like" and a "retweet"? Learn the basics of social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and more in this useful discussion of popular social media websites. Completion of Introduction to the Web will help you follow-along in this “beyond the basics” demonstration.Led by Anna. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle.

CONTACT: Anna Michelsen  413-263-6828, x442  amickelsen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
There are 5 spaces available.

For Ages 18 and up

Are you curious about discovering news and connecting with other people online? Do you want to know the difference between a "like" and a "retweet"? Learn the basics of social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and more in this useful discussion of popular social media websites. Completion of Introduction to the Web will help you follow-along in this “beyond the basics” demonstration.Led by Anna. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle.

CONTACT:
  Anna Michelsen
  413.263.6828, x442
  amickelsen@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mpu Western Ma Resource Collaboration Initiative

This is not a library-sponsored event.

An opportunity to share agencies resources and any upcoming community events.

CONTACT: Kim Rivera  413-504-8618  kim@maparents.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

This is not a library-sponsored event.

An opportunity to share agencies resources and any upcoming community events.

CONTACT:
  Kim Rivera
  413.504.8618
  kim@maparents.org

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

 
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Community Voting Project

This is not a library-sponsored event.

WHAT: Why Voting Matters

WHO: People who haven’t voted ever or in the last 4 years

We are the Community Voting Project and are providing a 1.5 hour free workshop to educate US citizenswho have never voted before or whom haven’t voted in the last 4 years on their voting rights, the voting process and basic information about all the candidates.

The Community Voting Project does not endorse any political candidates; we focus on educating people about their voting rights and helping them become active members of the democratic process.

All US citizens have the right to participate in the voting process and we aim to make this simple by removing educational and logistical barriers which sometimes affect people’s ability to vote.

This project is sponsored by the Sojourner Truth School, which promotes civic engagement.

In this presentation we will provide the following:

  1. A hot nutritious meal prior to the presentation starting.
  2. Child Care for participants who have small children.
  3. Information sheets on who and what’s on the ballot
  4. Transportation to the voting polls on November 6th 2018 (election day)
  5. A $50 stipend for each person who voted (this will be verified)
  • People must register for this workshop by calling 413-225-1210 or by sending an email to: TheCommunityVotingProject@gmail.com
  • Please include your name and your phone number in the voicemail or email.

We look forward to helping you vote.

The Community Voting Project Team

CONTACT: Nathalie Vicencio  413-313-1716  TheCommunityVotingProject@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

This is not a library-sponsored event.

WHAT: Why Voting Matters

WHO: People who haven’t voted ever or in the last 4 years

We are the Community Voting Project and are providing a 1.5 hour free workshop to educate US citizenswho have never voted before or whom haven’t voted in the last 4 years on their voting rights, the voting process and basic information about all the candidates.

The Community Voting Project does not endorse any political candidates; we focus on educating people about their voting rights and helping them become active members of the democratic process.

All US citizens have the right to participate in the voting process and we aim to make this simple by removing educational and logistical barriers which sometimes affect people’s ability to vote.

This project is sponsored by the Sojourner Truth School, which promotes civic engagement.

In this presentation we will provide the following:

  1. A hot nutritious meal prior to the presentation starting.
  2. Child Care for participants who have small children.
  3. Information sheets on who and what’s on the ballot
  4. Transportation to the voting polls on November 6th 2018 (election day)
  5. A $50 stipend for each person who voted (this will be verified)
  • People must register for this workshop by calling 413-225-1210 or by sending an email to: TheCommunityVotingProject@gmail.com
  • Please include your name and your phone number in the voicemail or email.

We look forward to helping you vote.

The Community Voting Project Team

CONTACT:
  Nathalie Vicencio
  413.313.1716
  TheCommunityVotingProject@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Horror Make Up Workshop

For ages 11-18

Just in time for Halloween, come and learn the secrets of good gory make-up! Join us on Oct 25, 2018 at 3:30 pm when we'll be making fake wounds from household goods!

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

For ages 11-18

Just in time for Halloween, come and learn the secrets of good gory make-up! Join us on Oct 25, 2018 at 3:30 pm when we'll be making fake wounds from household goods!

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

LOCATION: East Springfield

 
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4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Center After School Group

This is not a library-sponsored event.

CONTACT: Althea Stevenson  centerafterschool@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab

This is not a library-sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  Althea Stevenson
  
  centerafterschool@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
MadLab: LIght up bracelet

October 25 and November 1, 8, 15 | Best for children grades 1 - 5

Join in a series of science explorations that include art, science and fun. We will be experimenting with e-textiles.

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

October 25 and November 1, 8, 15 | Best for children grades 1 - 5

Join in a series of science explorations that include art, science and fun. We will be experimenting with e-textiles.

CONTACT:
  Anne Hrobsky
  413 263.6843
  

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

 
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4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Bike Repair Clinic for Teens

Thursdays from Septemeber 27 - October 25 (Note: No clinic on October 11) | Ages 10-18

Join us as RADSpringfield returns for another teen Bike Repair Clinic at Forest Park Library. The bicycle experts from RADSpringfield, our local mobile, nonprofit bike shop, will be hosting a weekly event that teaches teens how to maintain and repair their bikes. This class is perfect for any skill level and will provide professional guidance in all things bike related!

 

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

Thursdays from Septemeber 27 - October 25 (Note: No clinic on October 11) | Ages 10-18

Join us as RADSpringfield returns for another teen Bike Repair Clinic at Forest Park Library. The bicycle experts from RADSpringfield, our local mobile, nonprofit bike shop, will be hosting a weekly event that teaches teens how to maintain and repair their bikes. This class is perfect for any skill level and will provide professional guidance in all things bike related!

 

CONTACT:
  Alexandra Remy
  413.263.6843
  aremy@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 - 8:00 PM
Writing With Fire: Using Narrative for Advocacy and Change

This is not a ilbrary-sponsored event.

An offering of the Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership, in this workshop participants will learn to write bold, compelling narratives that instigate change and social advocacy in both the digital sphere as well as our communities. Together, we will create a safe space where we will learn how to mobilize the most effective aspects of our unique voices in the service of those who are not heard.

Trainer: Epi Arias, Writer and Independent Researcher

CONTACT: Lindsey P  978-430-7531  lindsey@truthschool.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

This is not a ilbrary-sponsored event.

An offering of the Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership, in this workshop participants will learn to write bold, compelling narratives that instigate change and social advocacy in both the digital sphere as well as our communities. Together, we will create a safe space where we will learn how to mobilize the most effective aspects of our unique voices in the service of those who are not heard.

Trainer: Epi Arias, Writer and Independent Researcher

CONTACT:
  Lindsey P
  978.430.7531
  lindsey@truthschool.org

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Calabazas Night

For Families and Children

It's the great pumpkin! Come to Brightwood for a night of family fun. We'll decorate pumpkins, have a pumpkin cooking contest, and a scary scavenger hunt. This program is part of the Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at Brightwood Library.

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

For Families and Children

It's the great pumpkin! Come to Brightwood for a night of family fun. We'll decorate pumpkins, have a pumpkin cooking contest, and a scary scavenger hunt. This program is part of the Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at Brightwood Library.

CONTACT:
  Brightwood Branch
  413 263.6805
  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

Friday October 26, 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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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
LENA

Parents! You have the power to jumpstart your baby's development! For more information, contact Jennifer Johnston at 413-263-6828 ext. 293 or jjohnston@springfieldlibrary.org.

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

Parents! You have the power to jumpstart your baby's development! For more information, contact Jennifer Johnston at 413-263-6828 ext. 293 or jjohnston@springfieldlibrary.org.

CONTACT:
  Lori Chasen
  413.263.6858
  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

 
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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 - 4:00 PM
The CHW Coalition

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The CHW Coalition is a volunteer membership of individuals who identify and/ or work or volunteer in the role as community health workers and/ or outreach workers. The CHW Coalition is a professional and personal development network that offers support, training and resources. The CHW Coalition is supported by UMass- Amherst School of Public Health & Health Sciences Center for Community Health Equity Research. The coalition is managed by Brenda Evans,MPH, Community Laision.

CONTACT: Brenda Evans  413-883-1774  bdevans@umass.edu
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The CHW Coalition is a volunteer membership of individuals who identify and/ or work or volunteer in the role as community health workers and/ or outreach workers. The CHW Coalition is a professional and personal development network that offers support, training and resources. The CHW Coalition is supported by UMass- Amherst School of Public Health & Health Sciences Center for Community Health Equity Research. The coalition is managed by Brenda Evans,MPH, Community Laision.

CONTACT:
  Brenda Evans
  413.883.1774
  bdevans@umass.edu

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room