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

All ages

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

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

All ages

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library

Wednesday September 5, 2018 - Friday September 28, 2018
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Brightwood Gallery: Valley Images
During Open Hours | All ages

Local photographer Stephen Woronecki captures images of the Connecticut River Valley, including wildlife in their natural habitat, in and around Windsor, Connecticut.

CONTACT: Diane Houle  413-263-6805  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
During Open Hours | All ages

Local photographer Stephen Woronecki captures images of the Connecticut River Valley, including wildlife in their natural habitat, in and around Windsor, Connecticut.

CONTACT:
  Diane Houle
  413.263.6805
  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brightwood

Sunday September 23, 2018 - Saturday September 29, 2018
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Banned Books Readathon

Ages 8 to adult

Expand your mind, combat censorship, and enjoy reading banned books! The challenge: read three banned books of your choice in a week. Sign up, and tell us what you plan on reading. For each book you finish, you get one entry into a raffle to win some cool prizes! Challenge yourself and bone-up on classics old and new. Like Isaac Asimov said: "If a book is worth banning, it's worth reading!" Please register at a service desks.

CONTACT: Marisa Reichert  413-263-6828, x395  mreichert@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library

Ages 8 to adult

Expand your mind, combat censorship, and enjoy reading banned books! The challenge: read three banned books of your choice in a week. Sign up, and tell us what you plan on reading. For each book you finish, you get one entry into a raffle to win some cool prizes! Challenge yourself and bone-up on classics old and new. Like Isaac Asimov said: "If a book is worth banning, it's worth reading!" Please register at a service desks.

CONTACT:
  Marisa Reichert
  413.263.6828, x395
  mreichert@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library

Wednesday September 26, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
BYOB Book Discussion Group

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

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

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

 

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Emma Peterson
  413.263.6858
  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

 
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
How To Raise Your Credit Score

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Event hosted by 501c3 organizations Macedonia COGIC and City Church.

We will be teaching attendees about the Fair Credit Reporting Act of 1971. This informational will educate people on how to get lower interest rates by disputing all derogatory items on their credit reports.

CONTACT: Jason Hosey  413-302-5472  hoseyhaberdasher@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Event hosted by 501c3 organizations Macedonia COGIC and City Church.

We will be teaching attendees about the Fair Credit Reporting Act of 1971. This informational will educate people on how to get lower interest rates by disputing all derogatory items on their credit reports.

CONTACT:
  Jason Hosey
  413.302.5472
  hoseyhaberdasher@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Bilingual Storytime

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Brightwood
  413.263.6805
  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Hi!Tech: Introduction to Microsoft Word

Ages 18 and up

Having good word processing skills is fundamental to achieving success with the computer. This workshop reviews the most popular word processing program, Microsoft Word, to help you sharpen your formatting and editing skills. Skill with a keyboard and mouse is needed for success in this workshop. 18+

CONTACT: Linda Grodofsky  413-263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point

Ages 18 and up

Having good word processing skills is fundamental to achieving success with the computer. This workshop reviews the most popular word processing program, Microsoft Word, to help you sharpen your formatting and editing skills. Skill with a keyboard and mouse is needed for success in this workshop. 18+

CONTACT:
  Linda Grodofsky
  413.263.6836
  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point


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

Every Wednesday

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

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

Every Wednesday

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

CONTACT:
  Maeleah Carlisle
  413.263.6843
  mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Arcade on Wheels
Suggested for ages 10-18

The East Springfield Branch Library is bringing the Arcade on Wheels to your neighborhood! Arcade on Wheels is a state of the art, climate controlled, self-powered mobile arcade. The Arcade is a full size mobile arcade full of games that kids go on board to play, in which all games are set on free play. Some of the games on board include Ferrari Simulator, Airline Pilots, Grid, Vortex V3 (virtual reality), Terminator Salvation, Ghost Squad, Ultrapin, Ultracade (250 classic games in 1) 18 Wheeler, Star Wars and more!

For this special event, the Arcade on Wheels will be located in the parking lot of Genden's Auto Parts up the street from the library, at the corner of Osborne Terrace and Page Boulevard. Thanks to our generous community partner for sharing their lot!

CONTACT: Shadd Jamison  413-263-6840  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Suggested for ages 10-18

The East Springfield Branch Library is bringing the Arcade on Wheels to your neighborhood! Arcade on Wheels is a state of the art, climate controlled, self-powered mobile arcade. The Arcade is a full size mobile arcade full of games that kids go on board to play, in which all games are set on free play. Some of the games on board include Ferrari Simulator, Airline Pilots, Grid, Vortex V3 (virtual reality), Terminator Salvation, Ghost Squad, Ultrapin, Ultracade (250 classic games in 1) 18 Wheeler, Star Wars and more!

For this special event, the Arcade on Wheels will be located in the parking lot of Genden's Auto Parts up the street from the library, at the corner of Osborne Terrace and Page Boulevard. Thanks to our generous community partner for sharing their lot!

CONTACT:
  Shadd Jamison
  413.263.6840
  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Springfield

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point

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

Every Wednesday | Ages 5-10

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

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

Every Wednesday | Ages 5-10

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

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

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point

 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc

This is not a library-sponsored event.

CONTACT: Clarissa Wright  508-963-6593  almaclari@gmail.com
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room

This is not a library-sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  Clarissa Wright
  508.963.6593
  almaclari@gmail.com

LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

CONTACT:
  Marcela M Simpson
  413.336.3255
  marcelamsimpson@gmail.com

LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab

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

This group meets the last Wednesday of the month, from 6:00-7:00 PM | Adults

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann.

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

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

This group meets the last Wednesday of the month, from 6:00-7:00 PM | Adults

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann.

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

CONTACT:
  East Forest Park
  413.263.6836
  Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park

Thursday September 27, 2018
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
PET Professional Learning Community

This is not a library-sponsored event.

A Professional Learning Community for Early Childhood Directors and Administrators.

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

A Professional Learning Community for Early Childhood Directors and Administrators.

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

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sensory Storytime

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Neighborhood Playgroup

Thursdays | Birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

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

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

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

Thursdays | Birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

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

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

CONTACT:
  Lori Chasen
  413.263.6858
  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

 
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3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Wellspring Board Meeting

This is not a library-sponsored event.

CONTACT:   wellspringcoops@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

This is not a library-sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  
  
  wellspringcoops@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Horrible History!

Thursdays, September 13th - October 4th, 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Central Library Children's Program Room. 

Join us to learn about real events in history that are strange, gross, and funny! Each Thursday afternoon, we will read stories about history and do an activity inspired by the stories. Come learn about the pyramids, knights, ninjas, and much more! Ages 6 - 10, siblings welcome.

CONTACT: Sara Deignan  413-263-6828 x.201  sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

Thursdays, September 13th - October 4th, 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Central Library Children's Program Room. 

Join us to learn about real events in history that are strange, gross, and funny! Each Thursday afternoon, we will read stories about history and do an activity inspired by the stories. Come learn about the pyramids, knights, ninjas, and much more! Ages 6 - 10, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:
  Sara Deignan
  413.263.6828 x.201
  sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Pioneer Valley Asthma Coalition

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The Pioneer Valley Asthma Coaltion's mission is 'Working to imporve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities affected by asthma' [https://www.pvasthmacoalition.org/].  PVAC is a coalition of health professionals and institutions, community groups and residents, public health organizations, municipal and state agencies, academic institutions, schools, day care, housing and environmental groups committed to improving asthma and environmental conditions that affect health in Western Mass. 

CONTACT: Kelvin Molina  kmolina@publichealthwm.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The Pioneer Valley Asthma Coaltion's mission is 'Working to imporve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities affected by asthma' [https://www.pvasthmacoalition.org/].  PVAC is a coalition of health professionals and institutions, community groups and residents, public health organizations, municipal and state agencies, academic institutions, schools, day care, housing and environmental groups committed to improving asthma and environmental conditions that affect health in Western Mass. 

CONTACT:
  Kelvin Molina
  
  kmolina@publichealthwm.org

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  Althea Stevenson
  
  centerafterschool@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Alexandra Remy
  413.263.6843
  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Forest Park

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

Every Thursday | All ages welcome!

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

 

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

Every Thursday | All ages welcome!

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

 

CONTACT:
  Laura Normand
  413.263.6853
  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Mason Square
  413.263.6853
  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Citizens' Climate Lobby / Springfield Chapter
This is not a library-sponsored event.
 
Come and join us!  Newcomers are welcome to come early (6pm) for an introduction to what Citizens' Climate Lobby is and what we do.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change. Our consistently respectful, non-partisan approach to climate education is designed to create a broad, sustainable foundation for climate action across all geographic regions and political inclinations. By building upon shared values rather than partisan divides, and empowering our supporters to work in keeping with the concerns of their local communities, we work towards the adoption of fair, effective, and sustainable climate change solutions. In order to generate the political will necessary for passage of our Carbon Fee and Dividend proposal we train and support volunteers to build relationships with elected officials, the media and their local community.

CONTACT: Mary Jane Eustace  413-433-9718  mjeustace@msn.com
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
This is not a library-sponsored event.
 
Come and join us!  Newcomers are welcome to come early (6pm) for an introduction to what Citizens' Climate Lobby is and what we do.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change. Our consistently respectful, non-partisan approach to climate education is designed to create a broad, sustainable foundation for climate action across all geographic regions and political inclinations. By building upon shared values rather than partisan divides, and empowering our supporters to work in keeping with the concerns of their local communities, we work towards the adoption of fair, effective, and sustainable climate change solutions. In order to generate the political will necessary for passage of our Carbon Fee and Dividend proposal we train and support volunteers to build relationships with elected officials, the media and their local community.

CONTACT:
  Mary Jane Eustace
  413.433.9718
  mjeustace@msn.com

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

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

Every Friday, through December 28 | 18+

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

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

Every Friday, through December 28 | 18+

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

CONTACT:
  Diane Houle
  413 263.6805
  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brightwood

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

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

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

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT:
  East Springfield
  413.263.6840
  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Springfield

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  East Forest Park
  413.263.6836
  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park

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

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

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

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT:
  East Forest Park
  413.263.6836
  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
MOCHA Meeting
CONTACT: Xavier Williams  413-787-6756  xrwilliams7@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
CONTACT:
  Xavier Williams
  413.787.6756
  xrwilliams7@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) Discussion Group
Meets on the last Friday of the month | Adults

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads.  Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres! 

CONTACT: Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Meets on the last Friday of the month | Adults

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads.  Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres! 

CONTACT:
  Lori Chasen
  413.263.6858
  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

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

Meets Every Friday | Ages 8-18

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

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

Meets Every Friday | Ages 8-18

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

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

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

WHAT: Why Voting Matters

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

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

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

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

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

In this presentation we will provide the following:

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

We look forward to helping you vote.

The Community Voting Project Team

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

WHAT: Why Voting Matters

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

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

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

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

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

In this presentation we will provide the following:

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

We look forward to helping you vote.

The Community Voting Project Team

CONTACT:
  Nathalie Vicencio
  413.313.1716
  TheCommunityVotingProject@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

 
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3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Community Chess for Teens

Ages 11-18

Try your hand at chess and join us for a game with a community police officer. Kids are invited to come to the Forest Park Branch Library for a chess lesson where they can meet members of their local police unit and ask questions about, well, anything! Food will be provided.

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

Ages 11-18

Try your hand at chess and join us for a game with a community police officer. Kids are invited to come to the Forest Park Branch Library for a chess lesson where they can meet members of their local police unit and ask questions about, well, anything! Food will be provided.

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

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Kindergarten Day for Teens

For ages 11-18

Ever wish you could go back to the days when school meant drawing pictures, and playing with toys? Kindergärtners just don't know how good they have it! Don't worry! Unwind by coming to the library and reliving those days for a little while. Play with Play-dough. Draw pictures. Color. Finger Paint. Build with Legos. Have some fun, and let go of your worries for a little bit.

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

For ages 11-18

Ever wish you could go back to the days when school meant drawing pictures, and playing with toys? Kindergärtners just don't know how good they have it! Don't worry! Unwind by coming to the library and reliving those days for a little while. Play with Play-dough. Draw pictures. Color. Finger Paint. Build with Legos. Have some fun, and let go of your worries for a little bit.

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

LOCATION: East Springfield

 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Teen Games @ Your Library After Hours Party

Call 413 263-6846 to reserve your space or register below | Ages 12-18

Board games, music and food! Join your friends for a party at the library. We will turn up the tunes, bring out your favorite games, both board and online and eat yummy food. Preregistration is strongly encouraged, either online or at the branch.

CONTACT: Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
There are 13 spaces available.

Call 413 263-6846 to reserve your space or register below | Ages 12-18

Board games, music and food! Join your friends for a party at the library. We will turn up the tunes, bring out your favorite games, both board and online and eat yummy food. Preregistration is strongly encouraged, either online or at the branch.

CONTACT:
  Meg Galbreath
  413.263.6846
  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org 

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

There are 13 spaces available.

Saturday September 29, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Family Time - Imagine Explore Create

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  413.263.6828 ext 201
  

LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

 
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11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
How To Raise Your Credit Score

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Event hosted by 501c3 organizations Macedonia COGIC and City Church.

This workshop will show attendees how to leverage the law to improve their credit scores by removing derogatory items. We will also show attendees how to raise their credit scores by getting credit for having paid their rent on time.

CONTACT: Jason Hosey  413-302-5472  hoseyhaberdasher@gmail.com
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Event hosted by 501c3 organizations Macedonia COGIC and City Church.

This workshop will show attendees how to leverage the law to improve their credit scores by removing derogatory items. We will also show attendees how to raise their credit scores by getting credit for having paid their rent on time.

CONTACT:
  Jason Hosey
  413.302.5472
  hoseyhaberdasher@gmail.com

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

 
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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Parent Village

This is not a library-sponsored event.

CONTACT: Ayanna Crawford   413-886-9089  acconsultingandmedia@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

This is not a library-sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  Ayanna Crawford 
  413.886.9089
  acconsultingandmedia@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

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

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

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

CONTACT: Ann Harper  413-623-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

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

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

CONTACT:
  Ann Harper
  413.623.6843
  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

 
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12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
The Author Fair

Come to the Fair to meet recently published authors and enjoy their works in this showcase of local talent and achievement. Authors will be on-hand to meet the public, discuss their books,  and sell and sign copies of them to interested readers. A wide range of reading genres will be on display including memoirs, novels, nonfiction, children's books, and more. With such a wide selection, there's likely to be something for readers of all ages! 14+

CONTACT: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221
LOCATION: Central Library Rotunda

Come to the Fair to meet recently published authors and enjoy their works in this showcase of local talent and achievement. Authors will be on-hand to meet the public, discuss their books,  and sell and sign copies of them to interested readers. A wide range of reading genres will be on display including memoirs, novels, nonfiction, children's books, and more. With such a wide selection, there's likely to be something for readers of all ages! 14+

CONTACT:
  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith
  413.263.6828, x221
  

LOCATION: Central Library Rotunda

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
DIY Book Covers

Ages 13 and up

You have the right to read freely...which means it's no one's business what you read! Protect your privacy, and your books from damage, by joining us for a crafting session to make your own no-sew and reusable book covers with fabric and glue. Feel free to bring your own fabric or choose from our selection. Please pre-register so we can plan supplies accordingly.

CONTACT: Marisa Reichert  413-263-6828, x395  mreichert@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
There are 15 spaces available.

Ages 13 and up

You have the right to read freely...which means it's no one's business what you read! Protect your privacy, and your books from damage, by joining us for a crafting session to make your own no-sew and reusable book covers with fabric and glue. Feel free to bring your own fabric or choose from our selection. Please pre-register so we can plan supplies accordingly.

CONTACT:
  Marisa Reichert
  413.263.6828, x395
  mreichert@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Ward 6 Dems Meeting

This is not a library-sponsored event.

CONTACT: Matt Szafranski  413-335-2536  ward6demsspfd@gmail.com]
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

This is not a library-sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  Matt Szafranski
  413.335.2536
  ward6demsspfd@gmail.com]

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Canceled - Women's Coding Club

Ages 18 and up

Have you ever wanted to learn high-tech skills but thought you couldn't? In today's world, e-mail, web browsing, and spreadsheets are just the tip of the iceberg, and more complex skills are increasingly useful even outside of tech careers. If you've ever wanted to make your own website, build your own app, or secure your smartphone against unwanted prying, join us! Our coding club for women is for all women, ages 18 to 98, who want to learn and experiment in a low-pressure, highly collaborative environment.

We can't promise you'll be a "leet hacker", but if you ever wanted to give beyond-the-basic computer skills a try, bring your curiosity, enthusiasm, and ideas about what you want to learn, and we'll all teach each other! This is a club for those who enjoy self-directed learning.

Club meets monthly, light snacks provided, please pre-register.

Questions? Please contact Kim (ksheridan@springfieldlibrary.org) or Marisa (mreichert@springfieldlibrary.org)

CONTACT: Kim Sheridan  ksheridan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab

Ages 18 and up

Have you ever wanted to learn high-tech skills but thought you couldn't? In today's world, e-mail, web browsing, and spreadsheets are just the tip of the iceberg, and more complex skills are increasingly useful even outside of tech careers. If you've ever wanted to make your own website, build your own app, or secure your smartphone against unwanted prying, join us! Our coding club for women is for all women, ages 18 to 98, who want to learn and experiment in a low-pressure, highly collaborative environment.

We can't promise you'll be a "leet hacker", but if you ever wanted to give beyond-the-basic computer skills a try, bring your curiosity, enthusiasm, and ideas about what you want to learn, and we'll all teach each other! This is a club for those who enjoy self-directed learning.

Club meets monthly, light snacks provided, please pre-register.

Questions? Please contact Kim (ksheridan@springfieldlibrary.org) or Marisa (mreichert@springfieldlibrary.org)

CONTACT:
  Kim Sheridan
  
  ksheridan@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab

Monday October 1, 2018
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Art and Recyclables Makerspace

Every Monday | During Open Hours | Children

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

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

Every Monday | During Open Hours | Children

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

CONTACT:
  Lori Chasen
  413.263.6858
  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

Monday October 1, 2018 - Saturday October 13, 2018
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Guess the Pumpkin's Weight

During Open Hours | For Families and Children

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

CONTACT: Anne Hrobsky  413 263-6853  ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park

During Open Hours | For Families and Children

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

CONTACT:
  Anne Hrobsky
  413 263.6853
  ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Forest Park

Monday October 1, 2018 - Friday October 26, 2018

During Open Hours | Children

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

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

During Open Hours | Children

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

CONTACT:
  Trish LaBroad
  413.263.6840
  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Springfield

 

During Open Hours | Children

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

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

During Open Hours | Children

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

CONTACT:
  Maureen Tipton
  413.263.6836
  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park

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

All ages

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

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

All ages

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

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

LOCATION: Brightwood

Monday October 1, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Family Storytime

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

 
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1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lego Club

Every Monday | Ages 5-10

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

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

Every Monday | Ages 5-10

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

CONTACT:
  Lori Chasen
  413.263.6858
  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

 
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3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
LEGO Club

Every Monday | Best for children ages 5 - 12

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

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

Every Monday | Best for children ages 5 - 12

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

CONTACT:
  Anne Hrobsky
  413.263.6843
  

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Mad Science Monday

Every Monday, September 10-October 1 | STEM program for children age 8-12.

The program is designed to expose kids ot a variety of scientific concepts. Specific sessions include geology, animal biology, the scientific method, and chemistry.

CONTACT: Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6828  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

Every Monday, September 10-October 1 | STEM program for children age 8-12.

The program is designed to expose kids ot a variety of scientific concepts. Specific sessions include geology, animal biology, the scientific method, and chemistry.

CONTACT:
  Jinnie Trabulsi
  413.263.6828
  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

Tuesday October 2, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Toddler Storytime

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Maeleah Carlisle
  413.263.6843
  mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

 
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1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Teen Tuesdays

For teens ages 12-18

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

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

For teens ages 12-18

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

CONTACT:
  Emma Peterson
  413.263.6858
  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Art In Motion

Every Tuesday, September 11 - October 2 | Collaborative arts program for grades 1 & 2 (ages 5-8)

The program is designed to expose children to creative collaboration and problem-solving. Specific sessions planned are theater games, storytelling, mural creation, and rhythmic music-making. 

CONTACT: Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6828  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

Every Tuesday, September 11 - October 2 | Collaborative arts program for grades 1 & 2 (ages 5-8)

The program is designed to expose children to creative collaboration and problem-solving. Specific sessions planned are theater games, storytelling, mural creation, and rhythmic music-making. 

CONTACT:
  Jinnie Trabulsi
  413.263.6828
  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Family Storytime

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Lori Chasen
  413.263.6858
  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Department of Health & Human Services All-Staff Meeting

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Monthly all-staff meeting.

CONTACT: Yaitza Osorio  413-886-5018  Yosorio@springfieldcityhall.com
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Monthly all-staff meeting.

CONTACT:
  Yaitza Osorio
  413.886.5018
  Yosorio@springfieldcityhall.com

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen Advisory Board at Brightwood

Meets on the first Tuesday of every month | For ages 11-18

Calling All Teens.  Here's your chance to meet regularly to share ideas about improving library programming for teens and tweens, plan events, book discussions, give input for materials selection and other fun activities.  Light refreshments will be served.

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

Meets on the first Tuesday of every month | For ages 11-18

Calling All Teens.  Here's your chance to meet regularly to share ideas about improving library programming for teens and tweens, plan events, book discussions, give input for materials selection and other fun activities.  Light refreshments will be served.

CONTACT:
  Brightwood
  413.263.6805
  gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Chess Club

Every Tuesday | Ages 7-18

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

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

Every Tuesday | Ages 7-18

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

CONTACT:
  Emma Peterson
  413.263.6858
  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

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

Every Tuesday | Children

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

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

Every Tuesday | Children

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

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

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  Althea Stevenson
  
  centerafterschool@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab

 
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Local 3556 Union Meeting

This is not a library-sponsored event.

CONTACT: Brenda Bates  413-787-7254  batesb@springfieldpublicschools.com
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

This is not a library-sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  Brenda Bates
  413.787.7254
  batesb@springfieldpublicschools.com

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Emma
  Peterson
  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

Wednesday October 3, 2018
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12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
BYOB Book Discussion Group

Meets on the first Wednesday of each month | Adults

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

CONTACT: East Springfield  413-263-6840
LOCATION: East Springfield

Meets on the first Wednesday of each month | Adults

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

CONTACT:
  East Springfield
  413.263.6840
  

LOCATION: East Springfield

 
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12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Suicide Prevention Training

This is not a library-sponsored event.

  • Learn about the QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) technique and how it works to save a life from suicide
  • This traininig will be sponsored by Caregiver Homes, to social workers, community health workers and nurses, invited from different health agencies in the area.
  • The training will be presented by Eduardo Vergara, from Tapestry Health. 
CONTACT: Migdalia Rivera Ortiz  413-209-1010  riveraortizm@gmail.com
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

This is not a library-sponsored event.

  • Learn about the QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) technique and how it works to save a life from suicide
  • This traininig will be sponsored by Caregiver Homes, to social workers, community health workers and nurses, invited from different health agencies in the area.
  • The training will be presented by Eduardo Vergara, from Tapestry Health. 
CONTACT:
  Migdalia Rivera Ortiz
  413.209.1010
  riveraortizm@gmail.com

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

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

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

 

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Emma Peterson
  413.263.6858
  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Bilingual Storytime

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Brightwood
  413.263.6805
  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

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

Every Wednesday

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

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

Every Wednesday

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

CONTACT:
  Maeleah Carlisle
  413.263.6843
  mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point

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

Every Wednesday | Ages 5-10

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

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

Every Wednesday | Ages 5-10

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

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

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Create Clay Charms....and more!

For ages 9 and up, 7 with adult supervision.

Make. Bake. Sparkle. Wear. Create your own, personal charms and tokens from quick dry clay. Wear on necklaces or bracelets. Space is limited so come early.

For more information please call (413)263-6846

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

For ages 9 and up, 7 with adult supervision.

Make. Bake. Sparkle. Wear. Create your own, personal charms and tokens from quick dry clay. Wear on necklaces or bracelets. Space is limited so come early.

For more information please call (413)263-6846

CONTACT:
  Meg Galbreath
  413 263.6846
  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Resume Building Workshop

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The Association of Black Business and Professional in Collaboration with FutureWorks will hold a resume building worksho. This is the assist young adults and adults create or improve their resumes in order to help them attain viable employement.

CONTACT: Tracye L Whitfield  413-221-4443  tracye0929@gmail.com
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The Association of Black Business and Professional in Collaboration with FutureWorks will hold a resume building worksho. This is the assist young adults and adults create or improve their resumes in order to help them attain viable employement.

CONTACT:
  Tracye L Whitfield
  413.221.4443
  tracye0929@gmail.com

LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab

 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Library Commission Meeting

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners. All meetings unless otherwise noted will be held on the first Wednesday of the month in the Community Room of the Central Library, 220 State Street, and begin at 5:30 pm. No meetings in July and August.
 

CONTACT: Carol Leaders  413-263-6828 ext 290  cleaders@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners. All meetings unless otherwise noted will be held on the first Wednesday of the month in the Community Room of the Central Library, 220 State Street, and begin at 5:30 pm. No meetings in July and August.
 

CONTACT:
  Carol Leaders
  413.263.6828 ext 290
  cleaders@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

 
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6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Attract Butterflies and Hummingbirds to Your Garden

Ages 13 and up

October 3rd is National Butterfly & Hummingbird Day.  Join us for a presentation by Sixteen Acres Branch Library Manager Reggie Wilson on how to attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden.  Learn about the popular plants that attract butterflies and hummingbirds, and see how to design a beautiful garden similar to the one at the library.  Following the talk will be a free showing of the award winning, family documentary First Flight: A Mother Hummingbird's Story that will touch your heart and inspire you to attract these beautiful creatures. Light refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library will be available.

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

Ages 13 and up

October 3rd is National Butterfly & Hummingbird Day.  Join us for a presentation by Sixteen Acres Branch Library Manager Reggie Wilson on how to attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden.  Learn about the popular plants that attract butterflies and hummingbirds, and see how to design a beautiful garden similar to the one at the library.  Following the talk will be a free showing of the award winning, family documentary First Flight: A Mother Hummingbird's Story that will touch your heart and inspire you to attract these beautiful creatures. Light refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library will be available.

CONTACT:
  Reggie Wilson
  413.263.6858
  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Books & Brew Book Club

First Wednesday of the month, starting at 7:00 PM | This program is intended for 20-30 somethings, but all are welcome!

Cure your mid-week blues with a lively book discussion and some brew at Nathan Bill's Bar and Restaurant, 110 Island Pond Road.

For our next meeting we will be discussing In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware.                                             

Copies of this title will be available for pickup at the East Forest Park Library prior to the meeting. No sign up is required, however, please contact the branch if you have any questions.

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

First Wednesday of the month, starting at 7:00 PM | This program is intended for 20-30 somethings, but all are welcome!

Cure your mid-week blues with a lively book discussion and some brew at Nathan Bill's Bar and Restaurant, 110 Island Pond Road.

For our next meeting we will be discussing In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware.                                             

Copies of this title will be available for pickup at the East Forest Park Library prior to the meeting. No sign up is required, however, please contact the branch if you have any questions.

CONTACT:
  Beth Ortiz
  413.263.6836
  bortiz@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park

Thursday October 4, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sensory Storytime

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Neighborhood Playgroup

Thursdays | Birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

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

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

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

Thursdays | Birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

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

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

CONTACT:
  Lori Chasen
  413.263.6858
  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Hi!Tech: Getting Started with Computers

For Ages 18 and up

This hands-on workshop is our Step 1 workshop in the Computer Basics series. It reviews basic keyboarding and mousing, icons, desktop organization, and more to get you comfortably started. No experience is necessary. Led by Marisa.  Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle

CONTACT: Marisa Reichert  413-263-6828, x395  mreichert@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
There are 8 spaces available.

For Ages 18 and up

This hands-on workshop is our Step 1 workshop in the Computer Basics series. It reviews basic keyboarding and mousing, icons, desktop organization, and more to get you comfortably started. No experience is necessary. Led by Marisa.  Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffle

CONTACT:
  Marisa Reichert
  413.263.6828, x395
  mreichert@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Horrible History!

Thursdays, September 13th - October 4th, 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Central Library Children's Program Room. 

Join us to learn about real events in history that are strange, gross, and funny! Each Thursday afternoon, we will read stories about history and do an activity inspired by the stories. Come learn about the pyramids, knights, ninjas, and much more! Ages 6 - 10, siblings welcome.

CONTACT: Sara Deignan  413-263-6828 x.201  sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

Thursdays, September 13th - October 4th, 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Central Library Children's Program Room. 

Join us to learn about real events in history that are strange, gross, and funny! Each Thursday afternoon, we will read stories about history and do an activity inspired by the stories. Come learn about the pyramids, knights, ninjas, and much more! Ages 6 - 10, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:
  Sara Deignan
  413.263.6828 x.201
  sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  Althea Stevenson
  
  centerafterschool@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Alexandra Remy
  413.263.6843
  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Forest Park

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

Every Thursday | All ages welcome!

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

 

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

Every Thursday | All ages welcome!

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

 

CONTACT:
  Laura Normand
  413.263.6853
  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Mason Square
  413.263.6853
  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom

 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Girl Scouts Earn and Learn Night

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Attend this Girl Scout Information event to learn about Girl Scouts. Troops for girls in grades K-12 are now forming. Leaders and volunteers needed.

CONTACT: Donovan Reynolds  413-224-4028  dreynolds@gscwm.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Attend this Girl Scout Information event to learn about Girl Scouts. Troops for girls in grades K-12 are now forming. Leaders and volunteers needed.

CONTACT:
  Donovan Reynolds
  413.224.4028
  dreynolds@gscwm.org

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Linking Latino Educators

This is not a library-sponsored event.

FCC Educators come and find out what is happening in early childhood education and support in each other in your language.

CONTACT: Rosemary M Hernandez  413-731-7966  rhernandez@clarendonees.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

This is not a library-sponsored event.

FCC Educators come and find out what is happening in early childhood education and support in each other in your language.

CONTACT:
  Rosemary M Hernandez
  413.731.7966
  rhernandez@clarendonees.org

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

Friday October 5, 2018
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Come For Coffee!

Ages 18 and up

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

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

Ages 18 and up

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

CONTACT:
  Diane Houle
  413 263.6805
  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brightwood

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

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

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

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT:
  East Springfield
  413.263.6840
  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Springfield

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  East Forest Park
  413.263.6836
  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park

 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Tai Chi for Everyone
Meets on the 1st Friday of every month | Ages 10 and up

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 widely 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. Tai Chi for Everyone will take place outside on the lawn weather permitting.

 

CONTACT: Shadd Jamison  413-263-6840  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Meets on the 1st Friday of every month | Ages 10 and up

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 widely 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. Tai Chi for Everyone will take place outside on the lawn weather permitting.

 

CONTACT:
  Shadd Jamison
  413.263.6840
  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Springfield

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

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

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

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT:
  East Forest Park
  413.263.6836
  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
MOCHA Meeting
CONTACT: Xavier Williams  413-787-6756  xrwilliams7@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
CONTACT:
  Xavier Williams
  413.787.6756
  xrwilliams7@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

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

Meets Every Friday | Ages 8-18

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

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

Meets Every Friday | Ages 8-18

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

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

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen Advisory Board at East Springfield

Meets on the first Friday of every month | For Teens ages 13-18

Teens, shouldn't you have a say in what your library does?

We want you to join our Teen Advisory Board. Share what programs and materials you want. Talk about your ideas to make the library a better place for you. Come and enjoy refreshments while you meet new friends, and make your voice heard.

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

Meets on the first Friday of every month | For Teens ages 13-18

Teens, shouldn't you have a say in what your library does?

We want you to join our Teen Advisory Board. Share what programs and materials you want. Talk about your ideas to make the library a better place for you. Come and enjoy refreshments while you meet new friends, and make your voice heard.

CONTACT:
  Shadd Jamison
  413.263.6840
  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Springfield

Saturday October 6, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Introduction to Word

Having good word processing skills is fundamental to achieving success at the computer. Come to this two-hour, hands-on workshop for an introduction to the most popular word processing program, Microsoft Word, and sharpen your skills with standard formatting and editing tools. Skill with a keyboard and mouse is needed for success in this workshop. Light refreshments, compliments of the Friends of the Library, will be provided. 18+

CONTACT: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828 ext 221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
There is 1 space available.

Having good word processing skills is fundamental to achieving success at the computer. Come to this two-hour, hands-on workshop for an introduction to the most popular word processing program, Microsoft Word, and sharpen your skills with standard formatting and editing tools. Skill with a keyboard and mouse is needed for success in this workshop. Light refreshments, compliments of the Friends of the Library, will be provided. 18+

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

LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab

There is 1 space available.

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  413.263.6828 ext 201
  

LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

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

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

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

CONTACT: Ann Harper  413-623-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

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

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

CONTACT:
  Ann Harper
  413.623.6843
  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

 
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11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Mocha Milky Mamas Group

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Opportunity for mothers of color, who have breastfed in the past and/or are currently breastfeeding, to gather and share their experiences in a safe and supportive space. Engaging activities also!

CONTACT: Shenell  413-682-5142  Srford816@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Opportunity for mothers of color, who have breastfed in the past and/or are currently breastfeeding, to gather and share their experiences in a safe and supportive space. Engaging activities also!

CONTACT:
  Shenell
  413.682.5142
  Srford816@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

 
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12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Sharpie Tie-Dye T Shirts

Using sharpies and rubbing alchohol we will make gorgeous t-shirts. For ages 11 and up. Preregistration is strongly recomended, space is limited. Please call (413) 263- 6846 to save your space. Either bring your own shirt (white preferred) or we will supply one.

CONTACT: Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
There are 15 spaces available.

Using sharpies and rubbing alchohol we will make gorgeous t-shirts. For ages 11 and up. Preregistration is strongly recomended, space is limited. Please call (413) 263- 6846 to save your space. Either bring your own shirt (white preferred) or we will supply one.

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

LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room

There are 15 spaces available.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

 
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12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Mad Science Labs

Held the 1st Saturday of the Month | Children

Drop in to try some fun and innovative science experiments at the East Springfield Library. 

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

Held the 1st Saturday of the Month | Children

Drop in to try some fun and innovative science experiments at the East Springfield Library. 

CONTACT:
  Tricia LaBroad
  413.263.6840
  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Springfield

Sunday October 7, 2018
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2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
We Will Not Be Divided: Jews and Allies Standing Together Against Anti-Semitism

This is not a library-sponsored event.

A training offered by the Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership. This is the first of a three part series to help us, Jews and allies, stand together against anti-semitism. 

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

A training offered by the Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership. This is the first of a three part series to help us, Jews and allies, stand together against anti-semitism. 

CONTACT:
  Lindsey P
  978.430.7531
  lindsey@truthschool.org

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

Monday October 8, 2018
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Columbus Day: All Libraries Closed

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Director's Office
  413.263.6828 ext 290
  

LOCATION: All Library Locations

Monday October 8, 2018 - Saturday October 13, 2018

During Open Hours | For Families and Children

Booooooo! Come create your own ghastly ghost with this frightfully fun family craft.

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

During Open Hours | For Families and Children

Booooooo! Come create your own ghastly ghost with this frightfully fun family craft.

CONTACT:
  Maureen Tipton
  413.263.6836
  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park

Tuesday October 9, 2018 - Saturday October 20, 2018

Children

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

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

Children

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

CONTACT:
  Diane Houle
  413 263.6805
  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brightwood

 

Children

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

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

Children

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

CONTACT:
  Diane Houle
  413 263.6846
  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

 

Children

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

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

Children

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

CONTACT:
  Trish LaBroad
  413 263.6840
  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Springfield

 

Children

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

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

Children

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

CONTACT:
  Ann Keefe
  413 263.6855
  akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point

 

 Children

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

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

 Children

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

CONTACT:
  Maureen Tipton
  413 263.6836
  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park

 

Children

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

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

Children

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

CONTACT:
  Anne Hrobsky
  413 263.6843
  ahrobsky@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Forest Park

 

Children

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

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

Children

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

CONTACT:
  Jennifer Johnston
  413 263.6853
  jjohnston@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Mason Square

Tuesday October 9, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Chair Yoga
Meets on the second Tuesday of every month | Ages 18 and up

Chair Yoga is a unique. It's a yoga style that adapts yoga positions and poses while incorporating the use of a chair. The chair replaces the yoga mat, and becomes an extension of the body. The student is able to warm-up the body safely, and perform yoga poses with more support and stability. Poses are done seated on the chair, or the chair is used for support during  poses, bends, extensions, balances, and stretches. Chair yoga is suitable for all fitness levels and physical conditions. Led by Nicole Ferraro, a certified yoga instructor.

CONTACT: Shadd Jamison  413-263-6840  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Meets on the second Tuesday of every month | Ages 18 and up

Chair Yoga is a unique. It's a yoga style that adapts yoga positions and poses while incorporating the use of a chair. The chair replaces the yoga mat, and becomes an extension of the body. The student is able to warm-up the body safely, and perform yoga poses with more support and stability. Poses are done seated on the chair, or the chair is used for support during  poses, bends, extensions, balances, and stretches. Chair yoga is suitable for all fitness levels and physical conditions. Led by Nicole Ferraro, a certified yoga instructor.

CONTACT:
  Shadd Jamison
  413.263.6840
  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Springfield

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Toddler Storytime

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Maeleah Carlisle
  413.263.6843
  mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group

Meets on the second Tuesday of every month | Adults

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


This month's selection is: Outwitting History: The Amazing Adventures of a Man Who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books by Aaron Lanksy (2004) nonfiction.

CONTACT: Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 ext 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

Meets on the second Tuesday of every month | Adults

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


This month's selection is: Outwitting History: The Amazing Adventures of a Man Who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books by Aaron Lanksy (2004) nonfiction.

CONTACT:
  Lisa Lipshires
  413.263.6828 ext 395
  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

 
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1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Teen Tuesdays

For teens ages 12-18

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

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

For teens ages 12-18

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

CONTACT:
  Emma Peterson
  413.263.6858
  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Family Storytime

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Lori Chasen
  413.263.6858
  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Game On! Video Gaming for Teens at Brightwood

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Brightwood
  413.263.6805
  gcaffee@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

 
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3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
To Infinity and Beyond! Water Bottle Rockets

For ages 12-18

Using a little bit of chemistry and a lot of fun, we'll be making and launching water bottle rockets in celebration of Teen Read Week. With some vinegar, baking soda, and determination, we'll be taking off to the stars. The Forest Park Library space race is on!

Location: Forest Park Reading Garden weather permitting or the Community Room.

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

For ages 12-18

Using a little bit of chemistry and a lot of fun, we'll be making and launching water bottle rockets in celebration of Teen Read Week. With some vinegar, baking soda, and determination, we'll be taking off to the stars. The Forest Park Library space race is on!

Location: Forest Park Reading Garden weather permitting or the Community Room.

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

LOCATION: Forest Park

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Chess Club

Every Tuesday | Ages 7-18

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

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

Every Tuesday | Ages 7-18

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

CONTACT:
  Emma Peterson
  413.263.6858
  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

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

Every Tuesday | Children

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

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

Every Tuesday | Children

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

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

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Postponed - Vision Boards

Vision Boards has been postponed and will be held on Tuesday, November 18th.  This program is intended for ages 13-19

Create a visual representation of your future!  Do you have personal, academic, creative or spiritual goals?  Studies have shown that visualizing your goals on a regular basis can make them a reality.  Poster boards, an array of magazines, and writing materials will be available.  Please feel free to bring photos, postcards or other appropriate mementos. 

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

Vision Boards has been postponed and will be held on Tuesday, November 18th.  This program is intended for ages 13-19

Create a visual representation of your future!  Do you have personal, academic, creative or spiritual goals?  Studies have shown that visualizing your goals on a regular basis can make them a reality.  Poster boards, an array of magazines, and writing materials will be available.  Please feel free to bring photos, postcards or other appropriate mementos. 

CONTACT:
  Emma Peterson
  413.263.6858
  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  Althea Stevenson
  
  centerafterschool@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Emma
  Peterson
  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Ward 1 Democratic Committee Monthly Meeting

This is not a library-sponsored event.

 
CONTACT: Luis Arzola  413-265-9950  LArzola@chd.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

This is not a library-sponsored event.

 
CONTACT:
  Luis Arzola
  413.265.9950
  LArzola@chd.org

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

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

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

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

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