Monday December 9, 2019 - Thursday January 30, 2020
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Artworks at the Library: Jewelry and Other Art Pieces by Gloria Caballer-Arce

Springfield artist Gloria Caballer-Arce displays her hand-crafted jewelry and other art pieces throughout the months of December and January. From highly finished glass and semi-precious stone earrings and necklaces, to decorative bowls and platters there's much to admire in this bold and colorful collection of wearable art and tableware. Level 1 near Lower the Lower Circulation Desk. All ages.

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

Springfield artist Gloria Caballer-Arce displays her hand-crafted jewelry and other art pieces throughout the months of December and January. From highly finished glass and semi-precious stone earrings and necklaces, to decorative bowls and platters there's much to admire in this bold and colorful collection of wearable art and tableware. Level 1 near Lower the Lower Circulation Desk. All ages.

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

LOCATION: Central Library

Saturday January 4, 2020 - Thursday February 27, 2020
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Art Central Presents Artworks by Donna Estabrooks

Donna’s art focuses on the human condition such as courage or hope, love, unity, and relationships. She is dedicated to world peace, and works to produce art that touches people’s lives. Technically, she works with acrylic and collage, but she feels her work is more about Buddhist spirituality involving such disciplines as listening and letting go. Her display this season includes original art of words with images. All ages.

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

Donna’s art focuses on the human condition such as courage or hope, love, unity, and relationships. She is dedicated to world peace, and works to produce art that touches people’s lives. Technically, she works with acrylic and collage, but she feels her work is more about Buddhist spirituality involving such disciplines as listening and letting go. Her display this season includes original art of words with images. All ages.

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

LOCATION: Central Library

Tuesday January 21, 2020 - Friday January 24, 2020

Create a sculptural hand dish that's the perfect size for holding keys, jewelry or trinkets on your dresser. Call the East Forest Park Branch at (413) 263-6836, or email the Digital Services Librarian at DIrizarry-Fields@SpringfieldLibrary.org to register. All Ages.

CONTACT: Deanna Irizarry-Fields  413-505-0107  DIrizarry-Fields@SpringfieldLibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace

Create a sculptural hand dish that's the perfect size for holding keys, jewelry or trinkets on your dresser. Call the East Forest Park Branch at (413) 263-6836, or email the Digital Services Librarian at DIrizarry-Fields@SpringfieldLibrary.org to register. All Ages.

CONTACT:
  Deanna Irizarry-Fields
  413.505.0107
  DIrizarry-Fields@SpringfieldLibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace

 

This pop-up program gives those interested an opportunity to etch mixing spoons using a woodburning tool. Individuals should sign up for a designated time as there are a limited amount of spoons available. Individuals are welcome to bring in their own wooden cooking tools to decorate. Teens and Adults ages 14+.

Call the East Forest Park Branch at (413) 263-6836, or email the Digital Services Librarian at DIrizarry-Fields@SpringfieldLibrary.org to register.

 

CONTACT: Deanna Irizarry-Fields  413-505-0107  DIrizarry-Fields@SpringfieldLibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace

This pop-up program gives those interested an opportunity to etch mixing spoons using a woodburning tool. Individuals should sign up for a designated time as there are a limited amount of spoons available. Individuals are welcome to bring in their own wooden cooking tools to decorate. Teens and Adults ages 14+.

Call the East Forest Park Branch at (413) 263-6836, or email the Digital Services Librarian at DIrizarry-Fields@SpringfieldLibrary.org to register.

 

CONTACT:
  Deanna Irizarry-Fields
  413.505.0107
  DIrizarry-Fields@SpringfieldLibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace

Tuesday January 21, 2020
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors

Stop by for a visit, and come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee - or make a new friend. We'll also have scheduled weekly events to keep you entertained and informed.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the Massachusetts Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. 60+

CONTACT: Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard

Stop by for a visit, and come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee - or make a new friend. We'll also have scheduled weekly events to keep you entertained and informed.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the Massachusetts Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. 60+

CONTACT:
  Peggy Dialessi
  413.263.6846
  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Toddler Art Club

Join us for a toddler art group every Tuesday morning at the Forest Park Branch Library. Every week, we'll do a new simple craft to get your toddler thinking creatively and using their basic motor skills. It's time to get messy! Ages 2-5. Siblings welcome.

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

CONTACT: Alexandra Remy  4132636843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

Join us for a toddler art group every Tuesday morning at the Forest Park Branch Library. Every week, we'll do a new simple craft to get your toddler thinking creatively and using their basic motor skills. It's time to get messy! Ages 2-5. Siblings welcome.

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

CONTACT:
  Alexandra Remy
  4132636843
  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

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

This is a non-library sponsored event.

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

This is a non-library sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  Sgt. Williams
  413.654.7288
  dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
GCVS English ACCESS testing

State English testing for virtual students.

This is a non-library sponsored event.

CONTACT: Jon Nelson  413-862-5683  jnelson@gcvs.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab

State English testing for virtual students.

This is a non-library sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  Jon Nelson
  413.862.5683
  jnelson@gcvs.org

LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab

 
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1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Teen Tuesdays at Sixteen Acres

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be, look no further. Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you've been pondering, 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

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be, look no further. Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you've been pondering, 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 at Sixteen Acres

Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Every Tuesday | Ages birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

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

Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Every Tuesday | Ages birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:
  Lori Chasen
  413.263.6858
  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
RS4G Housing Partnerships
CONTACT: Chrissy Howard  choward@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room
CONTACT:
  Chrissy Howard
  
  choward@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room

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

Do you love LEGOS? Join us for building fun! Share your ideas and brick vision with other LEGO lovers- let your imagination run wild! Put your creation on display in our LEGO cabinent.

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

Do you love LEGOS? Join us for building fun! Share your ideas and brick vision with other LEGO lovers- let your imagination run wild! Put your creation on display in our LEGO cabinent.

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

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

 
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3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Chess for All Ages!

Learn how to play chess, or practice with a friend at the library. Volunteer staff are available to help with lessons and all chess pieces are provided. All ages, though children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This program runs weekly on Tuesdays.

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

Learn how to play chess, or practice with a friend at the library. Volunteer staff are available to help with lessons and all chess pieces are provided. All ages, though children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This program runs weekly on Tuesdays.

CONTACT:
  Emma Peterson
  413.263.6858
  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Introduction to Sewing for Teens

Learn the basics of hand sewing and design!  In the first class, you will make a felt bookmark.  Register for upcoming classes and learn to make your own drawstring bag or lavender eye pillow.  Other classes will be offered on  February 11, 2020 and March 17,  2020.  All classes will be held from 4-6.   Please note that  registration is required for each classs and can be done online or by calling 413-263-6858.

CONTACT: Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibray.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
There are 2 spaces available.

Learn the basics of hand sewing and design!  In the first class, you will make a felt bookmark.  Register for upcoming classes and learn to make your own drawstring bag or lavender eye pillow.  Other classes will be offered on  February 11, 2020 and March 17,  2020.  All classes will be held from 4-6.   Please note that  registration is required for each classs and can be done online or by calling 413-263-6858.

CONTACT:
  Emma Peterson
  413.263.6858
  epeterson@springfieldlibray.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

There are 2 spaces available.

 
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5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Miss Black Teen Pageant Meeting

Committee meeting 

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT: Kyeesha Weaver  4133863000  klcweaver@gmail.com
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

Committee meeting 

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT:
  Kyeesha Weaver
  4133863000
  klcweaver@gmail.com

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

 
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5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Parental Support Group

Support group for mothers of children with special needs. 

This is a non-library sponsored event

CONTACT: Marilyn Cruz  413-885-1958  marilyn5211@hotmail.com
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room

Support group for mothers of children with special needs. 

This is a non-library sponsored event

CONTACT:
  Marilyn Cruz
  413.885.1958
  marilyn5211@hotmail.com

LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room

 
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6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
Now You're Cooking

Calling all cooks! Discuss and share your favorite recipes in the Sixteen Acres Branch Library's new cooking club. Led by Springfield native Christina Raschi, the group will enjoy a new dish each month prepared by a different group member. Bakers and cooks of all levels and all types are always welcomed. Now You're Cooking meets on the third Tuesday of each month. 18+

CONTACT: Reggie Wilson   413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

Calling all cooks! Discuss and share your favorite recipes in the Sixteen Acres Branch Library's new cooking club. Led by Springfield native Christina Raschi, the group will enjoy a new dish each month prepared by a different group member. Bakers and cooks of all levels and all types are always welcomed. Now You're Cooking meets on the third Tuesday of each month. 18+

CONTACT:
  Reggie Wilson 
  413.263.6858
  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bass Pond Club Meeting

The Bass Pond Club will meet to discuss a yearly budget. 

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

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

The Bass Pond Club will meet to discuss a yearly budget. 

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT:
  Felicia Gregory
  413.342.7636
  fgregory87@gmail.com

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

Wednesday January 22, 2020
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Elementary Classroom Storytime

Elementary School Classroom Storytime visits in Community Room. (Gerena and Brightwood Schools)

CONTACT: Mayra Quinones  413-263-6805  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

Elementary School Classroom Storytime visits in Community Room. (Gerena and Brightwood Schools)

CONTACT:
  Mayra Quinones
  413.263.6805
  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
BYOB Book Discussion Group

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! Meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month | 18+

CONTACT: Ann Keefe  413-263-6828 ext 294  akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point

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! Meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month | 18+

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

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Playgroup at Mason Square

Calling all parents with children birth to 5 years old. We invite you, along with your children, for a fun filled hour of stories, songs and gross motor play. No sign-up required, just drop in! In conjunction with Home City Families. Recommended for ages birth-5 years old, siblings welcome.

CONTACT: Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

Calling all parents with children birth to 5 years old. We invite you, along with your children, for a fun filled hour of stories, songs and gross motor play. No sign-up required, just drop in! In conjunction with Home City Families. Recommended for ages birth-5 years old, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:
  Laura Normand
  413.263.6853
  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome and current members may be 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. Every Wednesday.

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

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome and current members may be 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. Every Wednesday.

CONTACT:
  Emma Peterson
  413.263.6858
  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood

Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. No requiere inscripción previa. Plazas limitadas a 12 niños con un adulto.

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. Every Wednesday, ages 12 months - 6 years

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

Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. No requiere inscripción previa. Plazas limitadas a 12 niños con un adulto.

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. Every Wednesday, ages 12 months - 6 years

CONTACT:
  Brightwood
  413.263.6805
  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Introduction to Sewing for Adults

Learn the basics of hand sewing and design!  In the first class you will make a felt bookmark.  Register for upcoming classes and learn to make your own drawstring bag or lavender eye pillow.  Other classes will be offered on Wednesday February 12, 2020 and March 18, 2020.  Please note that registration is required for each class and can be done by signing up online or contacting us at 413-263-6858. 

CONTACT: Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
There is 1 space available.

Learn the basics of hand sewing and design!  In the first class you will make a felt bookmark.  Register for upcoming classes and learn to make your own drawstring bag or lavender eye pillow.  Other classes will be offered on Wednesday February 12, 2020 and March 18, 2020.  Please note that registration is required for each class and can be done by signing up online or contacting us at 413-263-6858. 

CONTACT:
  Emma Peterson
  413.263.6858
  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

There is 1 space available.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday Crafternoon

Come to the library and create something awesome! We'll provide all the supplies you need to make a different craft each week. Every Wednesday afternoon from 3:00 - 4:30pm. Ages 5-11. 

CONTACT: Mayra Quinones  (413)263-6805  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood

Come to the library and create something awesome! We'll provide all the supplies you need to make a different craft each week. Every Wednesday afternoon from 3:00 - 4:30pm. Ages 5-11. 

CONTACT:
  Mayra Quinones
  (413)263.6805
  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brightwood

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Picture This: Tween Phone Photography Workshop

Tweens, join us for a workshop series on cell phone photography. Sessions will include how to take better photos, playing with bookface (Google it!), and games. Snacks provided! Ages 11-13

CONTACT: Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6828 x201  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

Tweens, join us for a workshop series on cell phone photography. Sessions will include how to take better photos, playing with bookface (Google it!), and games. Snacks provided! Ages 11-13

CONTACT:
  Jinnie Trabulsi
  413.263.6828 x201
  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Read to Momo

Come read to our neighborhood celebrity: Momo the therapy dog! Enjoy some cuddles from our favorite furry friend while he enjoys stories read by you.

All ages. Special interest to children.

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

Come read to our neighborhood celebrity: Momo the therapy dog! Enjoy some cuddles from our favorite furry friend while he enjoys stories read by you.

All ages. Special interest to children.

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday Crafternoon

Stop by and make a fun craft! 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. Ages 5-12.

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

Stop by and make a fun craft! 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. Ages 5-12.

CONTACT:
  Maxine Girard
  413.263.6855
  mgirard@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point

 
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4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Dungeons & Dragons: It Begins!

We're starting a D&D club on 4th Wednesdays at East Forest Park! To kick it off with us, come learn how to play the game, make your character, and hang out with fellow D&D fans. After tonight, we'll meet once/month. Both experienced and new players are welcome. Snacks will be served. For ages 12-18.

CONTACT: Kat Good-Schiff  413-263-2836  kgood-schiff@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Teen Room

We're starting a D&D club on 4th Wednesdays at East Forest Park! To kick it off with us, come learn how to play the game, make your character, and hang out with fellow D&D fans. After tonight, we'll meet once/month. Both experienced and new players are welcome. Snacks will be served. For ages 12-18.

CONTACT:
  Kat Good-Schiff
  413.263.2836
  kgood-schiff@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park Teen Room

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

Join us each week as we have fun while strengthening creativity and engineering skills with LEGO. Every Wednesday | Ages 5-10

CONTACT: Library Express at Pine Point  413-263-6855
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point

Join us each week as we have fun while strengthening creativity and engineering skills with LEGO. Every Wednesday | Ages 5-10

CONTACT:
  Library Express at Pine Point
  413.263.6855
  

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
HOT Sauce Challenge for Teens

Cold outside? Try our HOT Sauce Challenge for Teens! Taste a variety of hot sauces and score them on HOTness and taste. Which one is your favorite? For teens 11-18. Please preregister by calling the library at 413.263.6846 or online.

CONTACT: Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
There are 9 spaces available.

Cold outside? Try our HOT Sauce Challenge for Teens! Taste a variety of hot sauces and score them on HOTness and taste. Which one is your favorite? For teens 11-18. Please preregister by calling the library at 413.263.6846 or online.

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

LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2020 Census Hiring Event

2020 Census Recruiter will be On-Site to assist with the On-Line application process for temporary government employment, Full-time and Part-time/ flexible hours $18. - $25. Per Hour, paid weekly. Veterans preference for those who qualify. Speakers of foreign languages are encouraged to apply.

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT: Wileen Jamison  4136865655  Wileen.jamison@2020census.gov
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab

2020 Census Recruiter will be On-Site to assist with the On-Line application process for temporary government employment, Full-time and Part-time/ flexible hours $18. - $25. Per Hour, paid weekly. Veterans preference for those who qualify. Speakers of foreign languages are encouraged to apply.

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT:
  Wileen Jamison
  4136865655
  Wileen.jamison@2020census.gov

LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab

 

Join us in Teen Central every Wednesday night for games, crafts, and more! Bring a friend and play a board game, create something new using supplies from our Art Cart, or grab a book to read. No registration required. For teens ages 13-18.

LOCATION: Central Library

Join us in Teen Central every Wednesday night for games, crafts, and more! Bring a friend and play a board game, create something new using supplies from our Art Cart, or grab a book to read. No registration required. For teens ages 13-18.

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Foster Care Informational

Come learn what it takes to be a licensed foster parent for the Department of Children and Families. 

This is a non-library sponsored event.

CONTACT: Deb Jones  413-452-3396  Deborah.Jones@state.ma.us
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room

Come learn what it takes to be a licensed foster parent for the Department of Children and Families. 

This is a non-library sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  Deb Jones
  413.452.3396
  Deborah.Jones@state.ma.us

LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room

Thursday January 23, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Afterthoughts @ Raymond A. Jordan Senior Center

Explore great books, join in on a lively discussion, and meet others who enjoy reading too. The group selects a new book every month, and new members are always welcome. Contact librarian Linda Grodofsky at 413-263-6836 for more information. Meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Raymond A. Jordan Senior Center (1476 Roosevelt Avenue Springfield MA). Age 55+ Copies are available at the East Forest Park Branch Library in a variety of formats (large print, audiobook, etc.) or at the Raymond Jordan Senior Center.  Our January selection is Circe by Madeline Miller.

CONTACT: Linda Grodofsky  413 263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Offsite

Explore great books, join in on a lively discussion, and meet others who enjoy reading too. The group selects a new book every month, and new members are always welcome. Contact librarian Linda Grodofsky at 413-263-6836 for more information. Meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Raymond A. Jordan Senior Center (1476 Roosevelt Avenue Springfield MA). Age 55+ Copies are available at the East Forest Park Branch Library in a variety of formats (large print, audiobook, etc.) or at the Raymond Jordan Senior Center.  Our January selection is Circe by Madeline Miller.

CONTACT:
  Linda Grodofsky
  413 263.6836
  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Offsite

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Springfield Library

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reggie Wilson
  413.263.6840
  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Springfield

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres

Come join us for fun and learning at a playgroup.  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!  An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.  No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

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

Come join us for fun and learning at a playgroup.  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!  An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.  No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:
  Lori Chasen
  413.263.6858
  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

 
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12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Success with Computers, Part 2

Computers are changing and so are our uses of them. Take this 3-part, introductory series to strengthen your computer skills and gain confidence with using the Internet, organizing your files, editing documents, and more. Thursday afternoons, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Read/Write/Now's Computer Lab.

  • January 16, part 1, reviews standard Windows features, introduces the web, and editing documents
  • January 23, part 2, continues with the web, introduces file management, and more
  • January 30, part 3, continutes with file management, explores search engines, and introduces the Invisible Web

Sign-up for all three and get the most out of what this program has to offer. 18+

CONTACT: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point

Computers are changing and so are our uses of them. Take this 3-part, introductory series to strengthen your computer skills and gain confidence with using the Internet, organizing your files, editing documents, and more. Thursday afternoons, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Read/Write/Now's Computer Lab.

  • January 16, part 1, reviews standard Windows features, introduces the web, and editing documents
  • January 23, part 2, continues with the web, introduces file management, and more
  • January 30, part 3, continutes with file management, explores search engines, and introduces the Invisible Web

Sign-up for all three and get the most out of what this program has to offer. 18+

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

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point


 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Knot Just Knitters - Central Library

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Thursday afternoons. 18+

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

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Thursday afternoons. 18+

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

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Crafts, Snacks, and Podcasts

Join us in the Children’s Activity Room at the Central Library as we explore what podcasts are, and listen to a variety of topics, from fictional stories to the workings of science. There will be crafts to make and snacks to eat as we listen.

CONTACT: Theresa Boulrice  413-263-6828 ext 201  tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

Join us in the Children’s Activity Room at the Central Library as we explore what podcasts are, and listen to a variety of topics, from fictional stories to the workings of science. There will be crafts to make and snacks to eat as we listen.

CONTACT:
  Theresa Boulrice
  413.263.6828 ext 201
  tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
STEM for Kids!

Is your child interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math? Join us each week to learn about the STEM field while playing games, completing challenges, and making friends. Children will work together on projects and learn skills related to computer programming, map making, architecture, measuring, and much more! Ages 8-12, under 7 with adult supervision.

CONTACT: Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6858  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

Is your child interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math? Join us each week to learn about the STEM field while playing games, completing challenges, and making friends. Children will work together on projects and learn skills related to computer programming, map making, architecture, measuring, and much more! Ages 8-12, under 7 with adult supervision.

CONTACT:
  Gregg Mitchell
  413.263.6858
  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

 
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4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Family Game Night

Join us for Family Game Night! Test your luck at Battleship, Monopoly, Dominoes and more! Spend some great family time at the library.

CONTACT: Laura Normand  4132636853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom

Join us for Family Game Night! Test your luck at Battleship, Monopoly, Dominoes and more! Spend some great family time at the library.

CONTACT:
  Laura Normand
  4132636853
  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom

 
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4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The Western Mass Tiny Home Intiative

The Western Mass Tiny Home Initiatives (Combating Homelessness) mission is to achieve goals for having a safe place to rest with dignity, purpose and a solid foundation in which to begin their transition from “houseless” back to a societal Human. Western Mass Tiny Home Initiative is a supportive community in Hampden County that provides safe, stable, quality housing for veterans/individuals who are homeless.

This is a non-library sponsored event
 

CONTACT: Christy Torres  413-331-8208  westernmasstinyhomeinitiative@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

The Western Mass Tiny Home Initiatives (Combating Homelessness) mission is to achieve goals for having a safe place to rest with dignity, purpose and a solid foundation in which to begin their transition from “houseless” back to a societal Human. Western Mass Tiny Home Initiative is a supportive community in Hampden County that provides safe, stable, quality housing for veterans/individuals who are homeless.

This is a non-library sponsored event
 

CONTACT:
  Christy Torres
  413.331.8208
  westernmasstinyhomeinitiative@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cut the Cord: Letting Go of Cable

Are you tired of paying a cable bill for channels you don't watch? This presentation highlights streaming options to cable, and covers how streaming can be a budget-friendly way to watch your favorite shows and movies. 18+

CONTACT: Mayra Quinones  413-263-6805  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

Are you tired of paying a cable bill for channels you don't watch? This presentation highlights streaming options to cable, and covers how streaming can be a budget-friendly way to watch your favorite shows and movies. 18+

CONTACT:
  Mayra Quinones
  413.263.6805
  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

Friday January 24, 2020
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Come For Coffee

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. 18+

CONTACT: Mayra Quinones  (413) 263-6805  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood

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. 18+

CONTACT:
  Mayra Quinones
  (413) 263.6805
  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brightwood

 
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Elementary Classroom Storytime

Elementary School Classroom Storytime visits in Community Room. (Gerena and Brightwood Schools)

CONTACT: Mayra Quinones  413-263-6805  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

Elementary School Classroom Storytime visits in Community Room. (Gerena and Brightwood Schools)

CONTACT:
  Mayra Quinones
  413.263.6805
  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

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

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. Meets every Friday | 18+

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

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. Meets every Friday | 18+

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

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. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

CONTACT: East Forest Park  413-263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Children's Room

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. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:
  East Forest Park
  413.263.6836
  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park Children's Room

 
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Excite Community Focus Group

Reserving room for a focus group program to gather insight and focus our program goals. Childcare and pizza will be provided, and a gift card will be raffled. Please RSVP by emailing Grace Larochelle at glarochelle@springfieldlibrary.org.

CONTACT: Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6828 x201  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room

Reserving room for a focus group program to gather insight and focus our program goals. Childcare and pizza will be provided, and a gift card will be raffled. Please RSVP by emailing Grace Larochelle at glarochelle@springfieldlibrary.org.

CONTACT:
  Jinnie Trabulsi
  413.263.6828 x201
  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Knot Just Knitters - East Forest Park

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. Weekly on Fridays.

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

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. Weekly on Fridays.

CONTACT:
  Linda Grodofsky
  413 263.6836
  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park Cafe

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

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Friday afternoons. 18+

CONTACT: Diane Houle  4132636828 ext. 293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Friday afternoons. 18+

CONTACT:
  Diane Houle
  4132636828 ext. 293
  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Mason Square

 
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1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Pine Point Minecrafters

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. Meets Every Friday | Ages 8-18

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

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. Meets Every Friday | Ages 8-18

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

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point

 
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens

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, 2-5 pm, Friday afternoons. Indian Orchard branch

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

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, 2-5 pm, Friday afternoons. Indian Orchard branch

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

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Teen B-I-N-G-O!

Join us for an afternoon of BINGO, snacks, and fun, where everyone has the chance to win free prizes! 2nd and 4th Friday of every month from 3:00 - 4:00 PM in the Community Room. Snacks and prizes provided by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Mayra Quinones  413-263-6805  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

Join us for an afternoon of BINGO, snacks, and fun, where everyone has the chance to win free prizes! 2nd and 4th Friday of every month from 3:00 - 4:00 PM in the Community Room. Snacks and prizes provided by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Mayra Quinones
  413.263.6805
  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Clay Creations

It's time to get creative! Stop in to make a clay creation using air-dry clay. Paint last week's creation or make another one! Supplies are limited so come early. Recommended for ages 6+. 

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

It's time to get creative! Stop in to make a clay creation using air-dry clay. Paint last week's creation or make another one! Supplies are limited so come early. Recommended for ages 6+. 

CONTACT:
  Maxine Girard
  413.263.6855
  mgirard@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Clay Creations

It's time to get creative! Stop in to make a clay creation using air-dry clay. Paint last week's creation or make another one! Supplies are limited so come early. Recommended for ages 6+. 

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

It's time to get creative! Stop in to make a clay creation using air-dry clay. Paint last week's creation or make another one! Supplies are limited so come early. Recommended for ages 6+. 

CONTACT:
  Trish LaBroad
  413.263.6840
  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Springfield

Saturday January 25, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Family Time - Imagine Explore Create

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT: Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  413.263.2628 x201
  

LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

 
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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Parent Villages Meeting

Community meeting 

This is a non-library sponsored event.

CONTACT: Ayanna Crawford  4138869089  acconsultingandmedia@gmail.com
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

Community meeting 

This is a non-library sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  Ayanna Crawford
  4138869089
  acconsultingandmedia@gmail.com

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

 
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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Problem Gambling Youth Project Session

Youth group working on a project for a community forum. 

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT: Ariana Health Williams  413-335-9027  awilliams@mlkjrfs.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

Youth group working on a project for a community forum. 

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT:
  Ariana Health Williams
  413.335.9027
  awilliams@mlkjrfs.org

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

 
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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sigma Gamma Rho Meeting

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Workshop

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT: Natalie Ojunga-Andrew  4136363080  kevinnia422@gmail.com
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Workshop

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT:
  Natalie Ojunga-Andrew
  4136363080
  kevinnia422@gmail.com

LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room

 
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11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Knot Just Knitters - Forest Park
Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Saturdays. 13+
CONTACT: Forest Park Branch Library  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Saturdays. 13+
CONTACT:
  Forest Park Branch Library
  413.263.6843
  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

 
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11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
Ward 6 Democrats

Meeting for the Ward 6 Democrats.

This is a non-library sponsored event.

CONTACT: Matt Szafranski  413-335-2536  ward6demsspfd@gmail.com
LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room

Meeting for the Ward 6 Democrats.

This is a non-library sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  Matt Szafranski
  413.335.2536
  ward6demsspfd@gmail.com

LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Learn Origami with Valley Folds

Explore the ancient Japanese art of origami with an experienced teacher. We typically teach beginner through intermediate although all levels of experience are welcome. Origami paper is provided. Come fold paper with us! This workshop is intended for ages 8- through adults. Younger children may participate assisted by an adult. Usually meets the third Saturday of the month from noon to 2 p.m. Please call 263-6858 or check www.springfieldlibrary.org to confirm dates.

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

Explore the ancient Japanese art of origami with an experienced teacher. We typically teach beginner through intermediate although all levels of experience are welcome. Origami paper is provided. Come fold paper with us! This workshop is intended for ages 8- through adults. Younger children may participate assisted by an adult. Usually meets the third Saturday of the month from noon to 2 p.m. Please call 263-6858 or check www.springfieldlibrary.org to confirm dates.

CONTACT:
  Emma Peterson
  413.263.6858
  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

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

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips!  Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Every Saturday | 12:00 - 2:30 PM | Ages 8 and up

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

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips!  Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Every Saturday | 12:00 - 2:30 PM | Ages 8 and up

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

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

 
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12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Young women's group.

This is a non-library sponsored event

CONTACT: La-Toya Wilson  413-204-1068  jamaicalkw5@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

Young women's group.

This is a non-library sponsored event

CONTACT:
  La-Toya Wilson
  413.204.1068
  jamaicalkw5@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

Sunday January 26, 2020
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12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Training Meeting for Youth

Training for the youth of Teatro V!da who produce and host the monthly Ign!te the M!c Series at the Bing Arts Center.  

CONTACT: Magdalena Gomez  413 330-8210  amaxonica@mac.com
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

Training for the youth of Teatro V!da who produce and host the monthly Ign!te the M!c Series at the Bing Arts Center.  

CONTACT:
  Magdalena Gomez
  413 330.8210
  amaxonica@mac.com

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Rotunda Rhythms Presents Criollo Clasico

José Gonzalez and his sons Ahmed and Rene return for a thrilling performance of their unique, Latin-fused music. With jazz, rock, classical, and pop influences this trio delivers an eclectic mix of Puerto Rican sounds that has earned them a passionate following throughout the area. Arrive early to get the best seat, and stay for entire program to earn a chance in the free raffle. Funding provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the Friends of the Library. All ages.

Funding provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. All ages.

CONTACT: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828 ext 221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Rotunda

José Gonzalez and his sons Ahmed and Rene return for a thrilling performance of their unique, Latin-fused music. With jazz, rock, classical, and pop influences this trio delivers an eclectic mix of Puerto Rican sounds that has earned them a passionate following throughout the area. Arrive early to get the best seat, and stay for entire program to earn a chance in the free raffle. Funding provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the Friends of the Library. All ages.

Funding provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. All ages.

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

LOCATION: Central Library Rotunda

Monday January 27, 2020 - Tuesday January 28, 2020

Create a sculptural hand dish that's the perfect size for holding keys, jewelry or trinkets on your dresser. Call the East Forest Park Branch at (413) 263-6836, or email the Digital Services Librarian at DIrizarry-Fields@SpringfieldLibrary.org to register. All Ages.

CONTACT: Deanna Irizarry-Fields  413-505-0107  DIrizarry-Fields@SpringfieldLibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace

Create a sculptural hand dish that's the perfect size for holding keys, jewelry or trinkets on your dresser. Call the East Forest Park Branch at (413) 263-6836, or email the Digital Services Librarian at DIrizarry-Fields@SpringfieldLibrary.org to register. All Ages.

CONTACT:
  Deanna Irizarry-Fields
  413.505.0107
  DIrizarry-Fields@SpringfieldLibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace

 

This pop-up program gives those interested an opportunity to etch mixing spoons using a woodburning tool. Individuals should sign up for a designated time as there are a limited amount of spoons available. Individuals are welcome to bring in their own wooden cooking tools to decorate.

Call the East Forest Park Branch at (413) 263-6836, or email the Digital Services Librarian at DIrizarry-Fields@SpringfieldLibrary.org to register.

Teens and Adults ages 14+.

CONTACT: Deanna Irizarry-Fields  413-505-0107  DIrizarry-Fields@SpringfieldLibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace

This pop-up program gives those interested an opportunity to etch mixing spoons using a woodburning tool. Individuals should sign up for a designated time as there are a limited amount of spoons available. Individuals are welcome to bring in their own wooden cooking tools to decorate.

Call the East Forest Park Branch at (413) 263-6836, or email the Digital Services Librarian at DIrizarry-Fields@SpringfieldLibrary.org to register.

Teens and Adults ages 14+.

CONTACT:
  Deanna Irizarry-Fields
  413.505.0107
  DIrizarry-Fields@SpringfieldLibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace

Monday January 27, 2020 - Saturday February 8, 2020

Enjoy a special family activity while honoring local veterans.  Youth and their families are welcome to drop in at any location to make a Valentine card for residents of the Holyoke Soldiers Home. The library provides all the materials and will hand deliver your homemade creation in time for the holiday.

CONTACT: Diane Houle  413 2636828 x293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations

Enjoy a special family activity while honoring local veterans.  Youth and their families are welcome to drop in at any location to make a Valentine card for residents of the Holyoke Soldiers Home. The library provides all the materials and will hand deliver your homemade creation in time for the holiday.

CONTACT:
  Diane Houle
  413 2636828 x293
  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: All Library Locations

Monday January 27, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Family Storytime at Indian Orchard

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Knot Just Knitters - Indian Orchard

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Mondays. 18+

CONTACT: David Meeks  413-263-6846  dmeeks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Mondays. 18+

CONTACT:
  David Meeks
  413.263.6846
  dmeeks@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

 
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres

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

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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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Game Time! For Adults and Seniors

Join us at the Library Express at Pine Point for an afternoon of games including Ticket to Ride, Bunco, Scattergories, Dominoes, cards and more. Meet your neighbors, sharpen your mind, and have a great time! This is a recurring program on the second and fourth Monday of the month, January 13 - June 8 (no program May 25). Ages 18+

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

Join us at the Library Express at Pine Point for an afternoon of games including Ticket to Ride, Bunco, Scattergories, Dominoes, cards and more. Meet your neighbors, sharpen your mind, and have a great time! This is a recurring program on the second and fourth Monday of the month, January 13 - June 8 (no program May 25). Ages 18+

CONTACT:
  Ann Keefe
  413.263.6855
  akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point

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

Come Craft Your Cares Away with Tricia. We will be relaxing, socializing, and making creative projects to take your mind off your everyday worries for an hour or so. Each month will feature a different craft, and new project ideas are always welcome. Arts and craft supplies are offered complimentary by the Friends of the Library. This group meets on the last Monday of each month unless noted otherwise. 18+

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

Come Craft Your Cares Away with Tricia. We will be relaxing, socializing, and making creative projects to take your mind off your everyday worries for an hour or so. Each month will feature a different craft, and new project ideas are always welcome. Arts and craft supplies are offered complimentary by the Friends of the Library. This group meets on the last Monday of each month unless noted otherwise. 18+

CONTACT:
  Tricia LaBroad
  413.263.6840
  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Springfield

Tuesday January 28, 2020
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors

Stop by for a visit, and come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee - or make a new friend. We'll also have scheduled weekly events to keep you entertained and informed.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the Massachusetts Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. 60+

CONTACT: Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard

Stop by for a visit, and come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee - or make a new friend. We'll also have scheduled weekly events to keep you entertained and informed.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the Massachusetts Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. 60+

CONTACT:
  Peggy Dialessi
  413.263.6846
  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Chair Yoga for Special Needs

Yoga can have many benefits including increased flexibility and focus, and building a sense of calm. This small-session workshop is designed for adults with special needs specifically, though the general public is welcomed to attend too. Led by Bonni-Lynne Sandler of HeartnSoul Yoga, Bonni-Lynne is a certified yoga instructor and MSEd. Space is limited, so please sign-up online or with a librarian. 18+

CONTACT: Reggie Wilson  413-263-6840  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
There are 7 spaces available.

Yoga can have many benefits including increased flexibility and focus, and building a sense of calm. This small-session workshop is designed for adults with special needs specifically, though the general public is welcomed to attend too. Led by Bonni-Lynne Sandler of HeartnSoul Yoga, Bonni-Lynne is a certified yoga instructor and MSEd. Space is limited, so please sign-up online or with a librarian. 18+

CONTACT:
  Reggie Wilson
  413.263.6840
  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Springfield

There are 7 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Toddler Art Club

Join us for a toddler art group every Tuesday morning at the Forest Park Branch Library. Every week, we'll do a new simple craft to get your toddler thinking creatively and using their basic motor skills. It's time to get messy! Ages 2-5. Siblings welcome.

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

CONTACT: Alexandra Remy  4132636843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

Join us for a toddler art group every Tuesday morning at the Forest Park Branch Library. Every week, we'll do a new simple craft to get your toddler thinking creatively and using their basic motor skills. It's time to get messy! Ages 2-5. Siblings welcome.

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

CONTACT:
  Alexandra Remy
  4132636843
  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

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

This is a non-library sponsored event.

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

This is a non-library sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  Sgt. Williams
  413.654.7288
  dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

 
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1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Teen Tuesdays at Sixteen Acres

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be, look no further. Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you've been pondering, 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

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be, look no further. Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you've been pondering, 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 at Sixteen Acres

Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Every Tuesday | Ages birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

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

Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Every Tuesday | Ages birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:
  Lori Chasen
  413.263.6858
  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Commission On Disability Meeting

The Commission On Disbaility is a group of citizens who come together and discuss issues that the local disabled community are facing by increading accessibility and awareness around the city.

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT: Ryan Gorski  413-787-6757  rgorski@springfieldcityhall.com
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

The Commission On Disbaility is a group of citizens who come together and discuss issues that the local disabled community are facing by increading accessibility and awareness around the city.

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT:
  Ryan Gorski
  413.787.6757
  rgorski@springfieldcityhall.com

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Escape Room: The Case of the Fairy Fatale TEEN Edition

Not everything is happily ever after’s in the kingdom of Märchen. A crime's been committed and Police Chief Jack O’Kent has put you on the case! Are you up to the task? Find the clues, crack the codes, and recover the Fairy Godmother’s magic wand before its put to evil use! Ages 13-18.

CONTACT: Hannah Knight  413-263-6828 x425  hknight@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

Not everything is happily ever after’s in the kingdom of Märchen. A crime's been committed and Police Chief Jack O’Kent has put you on the case! Are you up to the task? Find the clues, crack the codes, and recover the Fairy Godmother’s magic wand before its put to evil use! Ages 13-18.

CONTACT:
  Hannah Knight
  413.263.6828 x425
  hknight@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

 

Do you want to have some fun after school with your friends and make some new ones? Join us in the community room where teens can play fun cooperative Wii U games like Super Smash Brothers, Just Dance, and Wii Sports. Snacks and soda will be provided to those who participate! Every 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 3:00-4:30 PM in the community room. Ages 11-18

CONTACT: Mayra Quinones  413-263-6805  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

Do you want to have some fun after school with your friends and make some new ones? Join us in the community room where teens can play fun cooperative Wii U games like Super Smash Brothers, Just Dance, and Wii Sports. Snacks and soda will be provided to those who participate! Every 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 3:00-4:30 PM in the community room. Ages 11-18

CONTACT:
  Mayra Quinones
  413.263.6805
  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Taste Test Tuesday

Drop in every other Tuesday to taste test bizarre flavors of popular snacks and sometimes even snacks from around the world! Ages 10-17.

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

Drop in every other Tuesday to taste test bizarre flavors of popular snacks and sometimes even snacks from around the world! Ages 10-17.

CONTACT:
  Alexandra Remy
  413.263.6843
  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

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

Do you love LEGOS? Join us for building fun! Share your ideas and brick vision with other LEGO lovers- let your imagination run wild! Put your creation on display in our LEGO cabinent.

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

Do you love LEGOS? Join us for building fun! Share your ideas and brick vision with other LEGO lovers- let your imagination run wild! Put your creation on display in our LEGO cabinent.

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

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

 
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3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Chess for All Ages!

Learn how to play chess, or practice with a friend at the library. Volunteer staff are available to help with lessons and all chess pieces are provided. All ages, though children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This program runs weekly on Tuesdays.

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

Learn how to play chess, or practice with a friend at the library. Volunteer staff are available to help with lessons and all chess pieces are provided. All ages, though children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This program runs weekly on Tuesdays.

CONTACT:
  Emma Peterson
  413.263.6858
  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

 
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4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Teen Readers Advisory Panel

Meets the last Tuesday of every month | Suggested for teens age 13-19

Here's your chance to meet regularly to share ideas about improving library programming for your age group, plan events, give input for materials selection and other fun activities. Light refreshments will be served. This program is  If interested, please fill in the online application here or contact the young adult reference librarian.

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

Meets the last Tuesday of every month | Suggested for teens age 13-19

Here's your chance to meet regularly to share ideas about improving library programming for your age group, plan events, give input for materials selection and other fun activities. Light refreshments will be served. This program is  If interested, please fill in the online application here or contact the young adult reference librarian.

CONTACT:
  Emma Peterson
  413.263.6858
  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sigma Gamma Rho Meeting

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Workshop

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT: Natalie Ojunga-Andrew  4136363080  kevinnia422@gmail.com
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Workshop

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT:
  Natalie Ojunga-Andrew
  4136363080
  kevinnia422@gmail.com

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

Wednesday January 29, 2020
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Elementary Classroom Storytime

Elementary School Classroom Storytime visits in Community Room. (Gerena and Brightwood Schools)

CONTACT: Mayra Quinones  413-263-6805  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

Elementary School Classroom Storytime visits in Community Room. (Gerena and Brightwood Schools)

CONTACT:
  Mayra Quinones
  413.263.6805
  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Playgroup at Mason Square

Calling all parents with children birth to 5 years old. We invite you, along with your children, for a fun filled hour of stories, songs and gross motor play. No sign-up required, just drop in! In conjunction with Home City Families. Recommended for ages birth-5 years old, siblings welcome.

CONTACT: Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

Calling all parents with children birth to 5 years old. We invite you, along with your children, for a fun filled hour of stories, songs and gross motor play. No sign-up required, just drop in! In conjunction with Home City Families. Recommended for ages birth-5 years old, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:
  Laura Normand
  413.263.6853
  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome and current members may be 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. Every Wednesday.

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

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome and current members may be 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. Every Wednesday.

CONTACT:
  Emma Peterson
  413.263.6858
  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood

Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. No requiere inscripción previa. Plazas limitadas a 12 niños con un adulto.

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. Every Wednesday, ages 12 months - 6 years

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

Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. No requiere inscripción previa. Plazas limitadas a 12 niños con un adulto.

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. Every Wednesday, ages 12 months - 6 years

CONTACT:
  Brightwood
  413.263.6805
  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday Crafternoon

Come to the library and create something awesome! We'll provide all the supplies you need to make a different craft each week. Every Wednesday afternoon from 3:00 - 4:30pm. Ages 5-11. 

CONTACT: Mayra Quinones  (413)263-6805  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood

Come to the library and create something awesome! We'll provide all the supplies you need to make a different craft each week. Every Wednesday afternoon from 3:00 - 4:30pm. Ages 5-11. 

CONTACT:
  Mayra Quinones
  (413)263.6805
  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brightwood

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Picture This: Tween Phone Photography Workshop

Tweens, join us for a workshop series on cell phone photography. Sessions will include how to take better photos, playing with bookface (Google it!), and games. Snacks provided! Ages 11-13

CONTACT: Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6828 x201  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

Tweens, join us for a workshop series on cell phone photography. Sessions will include how to take better photos, playing with bookface (Google it!), and games. Snacks provided! Ages 11-13

CONTACT:
  Jinnie Trabulsi
  413.263.6828 x201
  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

 
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4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Hungry for Books: Early Literacy Workshops for Caregivers

Do you have a toddler or preschooler? Then you may be interested in this program! It's never too early to start reading with your child and preparing them to succeed in school. Connect with fellow caregivers and educators by attending three FREE, fun, and interactive workships throughout the year. In addition to hands-on training, participants will receive free picture books and art materials that encourage talking, playing, and building early literacy skills at home!

Free Child Care and Food Provided. Workshops will be led in English. To Register call Home City Families at 413-787-6959 ext. 8

Mason Square Branch Library, Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00 pm, October 30, 2019, January 29, 2020, April 29, 2020

This is a non-library sponsored program.

CONTACT: Ellen Sulzycki  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom

Do you have a toddler or preschooler? Then you may be interested in this program! It's never too early to start reading with your child and preparing them to succeed in school. Connect with fellow caregivers and educators by attending three FREE, fun, and interactive workships throughout the year. In addition to hands-on training, participants will receive free picture books and art materials that encourage talking, playing, and building early literacy skills at home!

Free Child Care and Food Provided. Workshops will be led in English. To Register call Home City Families at 413-787-6959 ext. 8

Mason Square Branch Library, Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00 pm, October 30, 2019, January 29, 2020, April 29, 2020

This is a non-library sponsored program.

CONTACT:
  Ellen Sulzycki
  
  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom

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

Join us each week as we have fun while strengthening creativity and engineering skills with LEGO. Every Wednesday | Ages 5-10

CONTACT: Library Express at Pine Point  413-263-6855
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point

Join us each week as we have fun while strengthening creativity and engineering skills with LEGO. Every Wednesday | Ages 5-10

CONTACT:
  Library Express at Pine Point
  413.263.6855
  

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point

 

Join us in Teen Central every Wednesday night for games, crafts, and more! Bring a friend and play a board game, create something new using supplies from our Art Cart, or grab a book to read. No registration required. For teens ages 13-18.

LOCATION: Central Library

Join us in Teen Central every Wednesday night for games, crafts, and more! Bring a friend and play a board game, create something new using supplies from our Art Cart, or grab a book to read. No registration required. For teens ages 13-18.

LOCATION: Central Library

 

It's soup night!  The weather may be cold outside, but we will be warming up at the new East Forest Park Branch Library with homemade soups!  Bring your recipe, and containers for samples you bring home of other people's creations.  This program is for Adults and Teens who like to cook. 

Let us know what type of soup you will  make, and sign-up below, or at the Reference Desk, or contact the library at 413-263-6836.

CONTACT: Linda Grodofsky  413-263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Cafe
There are 14 spaces available.

It's soup night!  The weather may be cold outside, but we will be warming up at the new East Forest Park Branch Library with homemade soups!  Bring your recipe, and containers for samples you bring home of other people's creations.  This program is for Adults and Teens who like to cook. 

Let us know what type of soup you will  make, and sign-up below, or at the Reference Desk, or contact the library at 413-263-6836.

CONTACT:
  Linda Grodofsky
  413.263.6836
  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park Cafe

There are 14 spaces available.

Thursday January 30, 2020
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9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
RS4G Leadership
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room
 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Springfield Library

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reggie Wilson
  413.263.6840
  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Springfield

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres

Come join us for fun and learning at a playgroup.  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!  An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.  No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

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

Come join us for fun and learning at a playgroup.  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!  An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.  No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:
  Lori Chasen
  413.263.6858
  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

 
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12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Success with Computers, Part 3

Computers are changing and so are our uses of them. Take this 3-part, introductory series to strengthen your computer skills and gain confidence with using the Internet, organizing your files, editing documents, and more. Thursday afternoons, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Read/Write/Now's Computer Lab.

  • January 16, part 1, reviews standard Windows features, introduces the web, and editing documents
  • January 23, part 2, continues with the web, introduces file management, and more
  • January 30, part 3, continutes with file management, explores search engines, and introduces the Invisible Web

Sign-up for all three and get the most out of what this program has to offer. 18+

CONTACT: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
There is 1 space available.

Computers are changing and so are our uses of them. Take this 3-part, introductory series to strengthen your computer skills and gain confidence with using the Internet, organizing your files, editing documents, and more. Thursday afternoons, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Read/Write/Now's Computer Lab.

  • January 16, part 1, reviews standard Windows features, introduces the web, and editing documents
  • January 23, part 2, continues with the web, introduces file management, and more
  • January 30, part 3, continutes with file management, explores search engines, and introduces the Invisible Web

Sign-up for all three and get the most out of what this program has to offer. 18+

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

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point

There is 1 space available.

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Knot Just Knitters - Central Library

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Thursday afternoons. 18+

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

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Thursday afternoons. 18+

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

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Crafts, Snacks, and Podcasts

Join us in the Children’s Activity Room at the Central Library as we explore what podcasts are, and listen to a variety of topics, from fictional stories to the workings of science. There will be crafts to make and snacks to eat as we listen.

CONTACT: Theresa Boulrice  413-263-6828 ext 201  tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

Join us in the Children’s Activity Room at the Central Library as we explore what podcasts are, and listen to a variety of topics, from fictional stories to the workings of science. There will be crafts to make and snacks to eat as we listen.

CONTACT:
  Theresa Boulrice
  413.263.6828 ext 201
  tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
STEM for Kids!

Is your child interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math? Join us each week to learn about the STEM field while playing games, completing challenges, and making friends. Children will work together on projects and learn skills related to computer programming, map making, architecture, measuring, and much more! Ages 8-12, under 7 with adult supervision.

CONTACT: Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6858  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

Is your child interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math? Join us each week to learn about the STEM field while playing games, completing challenges, and making friends. Children will work together on projects and learn skills related to computer programming, map making, architecture, measuring, and much more! Ages 8-12, under 7 with adult supervision.

CONTACT:
  Gregg Mitchell
  413.263.6858
  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

 
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4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Family Puzzle Night

Join us for Family Puzzle Night! Come explore a variety of puzzles. We'll have jigsaw puzzles, tangrams, crosswords and make your own puzzles. 

CONTACT: Laura Normand  4132636853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom

Join us for Family Puzzle Night! Come explore a variety of puzzles. We'll have jigsaw puzzles, tangrams, crosswords and make your own puzzles. 

CONTACT:
  Laura Normand
  4132636853
  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom

 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Energy Efficiency for Landlords

Free info session for landlords -

Come learn about MA State and Utility programs available to make properties energy efficient. Save money. Safe energy. Have happier tenants who stay longer. 

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

 

CONTACT: Susan Olshuff  413-637-2643  olshuff@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

Free info session for landlords -

Come learn about MA State and Utility programs available to make properties energy efficient. Save money. Safe energy. Have happier tenants who stay longer. 

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

 

CONTACT:
  Susan Olshuff
  413.637.2643
  olshuff@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

Friday January 31, 2020
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Come For Coffee

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. 18+

CONTACT: Mayra Quinones  (413) 263-6805  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood

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. 18+

CONTACT:
  Mayra Quinones
  (413) 263.6805
  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brightwood

 
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Elementary Classroom Storytime

Elementary School Classroom Storytime visits in Community Room. (Gerena and Brightwood Schools)

CONTACT: Mayra Quinones  413-263-6805  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

Elementary School Classroom Storytime visits in Community Room. (Gerena and Brightwood Schools)

CONTACT:
  Mayra Quinones
  413.263.6805
  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

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

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. Meets every Friday | 18+

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

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. Meets every Friday | 18+

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

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. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

CONTACT: East Forest Park  413-263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Children's Room

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. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:
  East Forest Park
  413.263.6836
  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park Children's Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Knot Just Knitters - East Forest Park

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. Weekly on Fridays.

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

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. Weekly on Fridays.

CONTACT:
  Linda Grodofsky
  413 263.6836
  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park Cafe

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

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Friday afternoons. 18+

CONTACT: Diane Houle  4132636828 ext. 293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Friday afternoons. 18+

CONTACT:
  Diane Houle
  4132636828 ext. 293
  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Mason Square

 
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1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Pine Point Minecrafters

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. Meets Every Friday | Ages 8-18

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

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. Meets Every Friday | Ages 8-18

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

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point

 
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens

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, 2-5 pm, Friday afternoons. Indian Orchard branch

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

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, 2-5 pm, Friday afternoons. Indian Orchard branch

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

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

Saturday February 1, 2020 - Thursday February 13, 2020

How many candy hearts are in the jar? Check out an item and make your best guess! The person who comes closest wins all the candy hearts and another surprise!

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

How many candy hearts are in the jar? Check out an item and make your best guess! The person who comes closest wins all the candy hearts and another surprise!

CONTACT:
  Maureen Tipton
  413.263.6836
  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park Children's Room

Saturday February 1, 2020 - Friday February 14, 2020

Celebrate Valentine's Day by making a card for someone you love! Ages 5+

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

Celebrate Valentine's Day by making a card for someone you love! Ages 5+

CONTACT:
  Maureen Tipton
  413.263.6836
  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park Children's Room

Saturday February 1, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Tai Chi for Everyone

Tai Chi is a slow motion, low impact form of exercise suitable for people of any age. It is often referred to as “moving meditation” and has been practiced in the Far East for thousands of years. Enjoy its graceful flow, and experience the benefits it can bring to balance, coordination, focus, and calm. Class will be instructed by Certified Tai Chi Instructor Dr. Emanuel Brown. Meets on the 1st Saturday of every month | Ages 10 and up

NOTE: This program runs before the building opens - please knock loudly for entry.

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

Tai Chi is a slow motion, low impact form of exercise suitable for people of any age. It is often referred to as “moving meditation” and has been practiced in the Far East for thousands of years. Enjoy its graceful flow, and experience the benefits it can bring to balance, coordination, focus, and calm. Class will be instructed by Certified Tai Chi Instructor Dr. Emanuel Brown. Meets on the 1st Saturday of every month | Ages 10 and up

NOTE: This program runs before the building opens - please knock loudly for entry.

CONTACT:
  Reggie Wilson
  413.263.6840
  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Springfield

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

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT: Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  413.263.2628 x201
  

LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

 
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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sigma Gamma Rho Meeting

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Meeting

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT: Natalie Ojunga-Andrew  4136363080  kevinnia422@gmail.com
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Meeting

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT:
  Natalie Ojunga-Andrew
  4136363080
  kevinnia422@gmail.com

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

 
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Groundhog Day Story Time

Will Punxsutawny Phil see his shadow on Groundhog Day? Come celebrate with groundhog stories, crafts and activities. For ages 5-10 and their families. 

CONTACT: Kate Potapova  (413) 263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

Will Punxsutawny Phil see his shadow on Groundhog Day? Come celebrate with groundhog stories, crafts and activities. For ages 5-10 and their families. 

CONTACT:
  Kate Potapova
  (413) 263.6853
  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

 
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Read to Cadence the Dog

Read to Cadence - Megan Marshall, a volunteer from Bright Spot Reading Buddies, will bring her dog Cadence to the library to have children read to her. She will be at the library the first Saturday of each month from 11:30am-12:20pm. Kids ages 4-10 must sign up for a 10 minute slot to read to her friendly, furry companion. Bring a favorite picture book or a chapter book to read to Cadence. This program is designed to help kids gain confidence and reduce anxiety about reading.

Register for a slot by calling 413-263-6858 or signing up on line at this link: https://www.springfieldlibrary.org/