Friday March 1, 2019 - Sunday March 31, 2019
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Art and Recyclables Maker Space

Every Day | 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 Day | 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

Saturday March 2, 2019 - Thursday April 25, 2019
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Art Central: Breathing In, Monotypes by Doris Madsen

All Ages | During Open Hours

Doris Madsen, a retired Springfield City Librarian, displays her new art show, Breathing In, for the months of March and April. Her one-of-a-kind contemporary prints include shapes and subjects in various arrangements and from a variety of vantage points to to create a unique blend of color and ideas. Meet the artist on Sunday, March 3rd for the free opening reception.

This program is supported by a grant from the Springfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, and the Friends of the Library. 

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

All Ages | During Open Hours

Doris Madsen, a retired Springfield City Librarian, displays her new art show, Breathing In, for the months of March and April. Her one-of-a-kind contemporary prints include shapes and subjects in various arrangements and from a variety of vantage points to to create a unique blend of color and ideas. Meet the artist on Sunday, March 3rd for the free opening reception.

This program is supported by a grant from the Springfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, and the Friends of the Library. 

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

LOCATION: Central Library

Friday March 22, 2019
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Come For Coffee!

Ages 18 and up

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

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

Ages 18 and up

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

CONTACT:
  Diane Houle
  413 263.6805
  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brightwood

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

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

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

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT:
  East Springfield
  413.263.6840
  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Springfield

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  East Forest Park
  413.263.6836
  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park

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

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

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

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT:
  East Forest Park
  413.263.6836
  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park

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

Fridays, January 4th- May 24th | 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, January 4th- May 24th | Ages 12-18

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

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

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

 
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2:30 PM - 4:50 PM
FriDIY: Crafty Fridays

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

FriDIY: TROLL PUPPETS!

FriDIY means crafts for the whole family! Stop by Children's and Teens area at the back of the library for this week's craft any time after 2:30 on Friday. This week we'll be crafting: TROLL PUPPETS!

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

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

FriDIY: TROLL PUPPETS!

FriDIY means crafts for the whole family! Stop by Children's and Teens area at the back of the library for this week's craft any time after 2:30 on Friday. This week we'll be crafting: TROLL PUPPETS!

CONTACT:
  Victoria Palmatier
  413.263.6853
  vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom

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

Meets Every Friday | Ages 8-18

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

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

Meets Every Friday | Ages 8-18

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

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

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point

 
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5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Pokethon - Locked In!

Attention Pokemon lovers! Join us for a special - TEENS ONLY - program AFTER HOURS! a Pokemon LOCK IN to participate in all things Pokemon!  Cosplay welcome and bring your trading cards and games!

Ages 10-19

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

Attention Pokemon lovers! Join us for a special - TEENS ONLY - program AFTER HOURS! a Pokemon LOCK IN to participate in all things Pokemon!  Cosplay welcome and bring your trading cards and games!

Ages 10-19

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

LOCATION: East Forest Park

Saturday March 23, 2019
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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 - 12:30 PM
Books and Bros

A monthly 2nd grade book club and activity. This month's book is "The New Kid."

This is not a library sponsored event.

CONTACT: Vilenti Tulloch  413-629-9411  vtulloch@southbridgepublic.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

A monthly 2nd grade book club and activity. This month's book is "The New Kid."

This is not a library sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  Vilenti Tulloch
  413.629.9411
  vtulloch@southbridgepublic.org

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Ann Harper
  413.263.6843
  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Forest Park

 
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11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Parent Villages Meeting

Monthly Group of educators, community leaders, and parents discussing how to support our SPS students in school! 

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

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

Monthly Group of educators, community leaders, and parents discussing how to support our SPS students in school! 

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT:
  Ayanna Crawford
  4138869089
  acconsultingandmedia@gmail.com

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

 
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11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
Ward 6 Democratic Committee meeting

Ward 6 Democratic Committee meeting.

This is not a library-sponsored event.

 

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

Ward 6 Democratic Committee meeting.

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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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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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Creative Writing for Social Change

This is not a library-sponsored program.

A Free Offering of the Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership.

Sometimes we all need to “talk about things.” Writing is a way to “talk” to yourself. Sharing your writing is a way to “talk” to others. This workshop introduces the benefits of “talking” through writing, particularly as a tool for grappling with social issues. “Creative writing” is broader than poetry and fiction; it also includes brainstorming, journaling, free writes, reflections, and creative nonfiction. While those who enjoy writing will gain new ideas, the workshop will also benefit those who don’t like writing or believe that their writing is not “good.” Class members will participate in a brief demonstration activity that applies creative thinking and writing skills to a current social issue. We will then discuss the benefits of the specific activity. We will also distinguish between the process and the product of writing and what you gained from both. Participants will leave with resources for writing activities that can be used personally or with others—anyone can use them to identify and reflect upon the issues that gnaw at all of us, whether because we struggle with them or because they impassion us.

Led by Trainer Mary Jane Eustace, a climate activist, writer, educator, and attorney.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: truthschool.org

CONTACT: Lindsey Peterson  413-238-1280  lindsey@truthschool.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

This is not a library-sponsored program.

A Free Offering of the Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership.

Sometimes we all need to “talk about things.” Writing is a way to “talk” to yourself. Sharing your writing is a way to “talk” to others. This workshop introduces the benefits of “talking” through writing, particularly as a tool for grappling with social issues. “Creative writing” is broader than poetry and fiction; it also includes brainstorming, journaling, free writes, reflections, and creative nonfiction. While those who enjoy writing will gain new ideas, the workshop will also benefit those who don’t like writing or believe that their writing is not “good.” Class members will participate in a brief demonstration activity that applies creative thinking and writing skills to a current social issue. We will then discuss the benefits of the specific activity. We will also distinguish between the process and the product of writing and what you gained from both. Participants will leave with resources for writing activities that can be used personally or with others—anyone can use them to identify and reflect upon the issues that gnaw at all of us, whether because we struggle with them or because they impassion us.

Led by Trainer Mary Jane Eustace, a climate activist, writer, educator, and attorney.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: truthschool.org

CONTACT:
  Lindsey Peterson
  413.238.1280
  lindsey@truthschool.org

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Is It Time to Downsize Your Home? A Presentation for Seniors

Adults 50+

Moving can be overwhelming. Seniors often look around and don't know where to start as they begin to sort through their possessions. From deciding how to start the process of selling their homes to what they need to have in place legally for downsizing can be a daunting task. This event will provide valuable takeaways areas that seniors can use as they prepare to sell their home and move to a new residence.  It will give a broad overview of possible legal matters in the process of handling the real estate transaction.  Rashmi Lis, a Senior Real Estate Specialist will talk about the process of selling your home. Atty. James F. Gregory will speak about the importance of having basic legal documents in place, such as a will, power of attorney, health care proxy and homestead.

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

Adults 50+

Moving can be overwhelming. Seniors often look around and don't know where to start as they begin to sort through their possessions. From deciding how to start the process of selling their homes to what they need to have in place legally for downsizing can be a daunting task. This event will provide valuable takeaways areas that seniors can use as they prepare to sell their home and move to a new residence.  It will give a broad overview of possible legal matters in the process of handling the real estate transaction.  Rashmi Lis, a Senior Real Estate Specialist will talk about the process of selling your home. Atty. James F. Gregory will speak about the importance of having basic legal documents in place, such as a will, power of attorney, health care proxy and homestead.

CONTACT:
  Reggie Wilson
  413.263.6858
  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

Sunday March 24, 2019
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. Informational

Women interested in joining Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated can come and listen to our history and the requirements for memebership.

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT: Dana Motley  4135076315  msdanamotley@gmail.com
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab

Women interested in joining Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated can come and listen to our history and the requirements for memebership.

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT:
  Dana Motley
  4135076315
  msdanamotley@gmail.com

LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab

Monday March 25, 2019
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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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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Craft Your Cares Away

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Tricia LaBroad
  413.263.6840
  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Springfield

 
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3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
LEGO Club

Every Monday | Best for children ages 5 - 12

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

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

Every Monday | Best for children ages 5 - 12

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

CONTACT:
  Anne Hrobsky
  413.263.6843
  

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

Tuesday March 26, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Toddler Storytime

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Maeleah Carlisle
  413.263.6843
  mcarlisle@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Internet, Email, and More: Fundamental Computer Skills for Everyone

Computers are changing and so are our uses of them. Take this 3-part, introductory series to strengthen your computer skills and gain confidence with using the Internet, organizing your files, editing documents, using email, and more. Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12 noon Central Library Computer Lab.

  • March 12, part 1, will focus on using the Internet and editing documents
  • March 19, part 2, will explore the web more deeply and focus on file management
  • March 26, part 3, will continue working on file management and explore the Invisible web, and more

Sign-up for all three and get the most out of what this program has to offer. Free coffee and tea compliments of the Friends of the Library. 18+

CONTACT: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Computers are changing and so are our uses of them. Take this 3-part, introductory series to strengthen your computer skills and gain confidence with using the Internet, organizing your files, editing documents, using email, and more. Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12 noon Central Library Computer Lab.

  • March 12, part 1, will focus on using the Internet and editing documents
  • March 19, part 2, will explore the web more deeply and focus on file management
  • March 26, part 3, will continue working on file management and explore the Invisible web, and more

Sign-up for all three and get the most out of what this program has to offer. Free coffee and tea compliments of the Friends of the Library. 18+

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

LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  Sgt. Williams
  413.654.7288
  dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

 
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1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Teen Tuesdays

Teens - Ages 12 -18

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

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

Teens - Ages 12 -18

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be, look no further. Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you've beeen pondering, play one of our many board games, and let's not forget all the inspiration that rests right on our shelves.  Enjoy the company of otheres 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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3:30 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 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 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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4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Teen Readers Advisory Panel

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Emma Peterson
  413.263.6858
  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

 
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4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
MA Parents United

Parent and community conversation regarding schools

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

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

Parent and community conversation regarding schools

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT:
  Kim Rivera
  413.504.8618
  kim@maparents.org

LOCATION: Brightwood 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  413-263-6828  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
  413.263.6828
  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

Wednesday March 27, 2019
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors

Come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee and a game of chess....all while making new friends and seeing what the library has to offer you. Providers of neighborhood senior services will stop-by to keep you informed and entertained. Funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.

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

Come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee and a game of chess....all while making new friends and seeing what the library has to offer you. Providers of neighborhood senior services will stop-by to keep you informed and entertained. Funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.

CONTACT:
  Diane Houle
  413 263.6846
  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room

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

Meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month | 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: Library Express at Pine Point

Meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month | 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: Library Express at Pine Point

 
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12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Mass Mentoring Partnership Connects

MMP Connects is a quarterly event held by Mass Mentoring Partnership with the purpose of bringing mentoring organizations together to network, discuss best practices in the field of mentoring, and support one another.

This is not a library sponsored event.

CONTACT: Nes Rivera  4132399751  nrivera@massmentors.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

MMP Connects is a quarterly event held by Mass Mentoring Partnership with the purpose of bringing mentoring organizations together to network, discuss best practices in the field of mentoring, and support one another.

This is not a library sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  Nes Rivera
  4132399751
  nrivera@massmentors.org

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

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

Every Wednesday

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

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

Every Wednesday

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

CONTACT:
  Emma Peterson
  413.263.6858
  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Bilingual Storytime

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 - 2:30 PM
Hora de cuentos bilingues

Los miércoles | 1:30 a 2:30 PM | Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, y los hermanos son bienvenidos

Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños.

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

Los miércoles | 1:30 a 2:30 PM | Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, y los hermanos son bienvenidos

Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños.

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  mquinones@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
  mquinones@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  mquinones@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
  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Tech Discovery

Every Wednesday through March 27 | Ages 8-12

Join us each week for Tech Discovery, a program all about fun with computer science. Each week, we'll explore a different activity. There will be computer gaming with Minecraft and Roblox, coding fun with OzoBot robots and escape rooms, and engineering activities including Snap Circuits!

Tech Discovery is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Week Eight: Design your own project for the 3D printer with Tinkercad software. We will print what you make!

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

Every Wednesday through March 27 | Ages 8-12

Join us each week for Tech Discovery, a program all about fun with computer science. Each week, we'll explore a different activity. There will be computer gaming with Minecraft and Roblox, coding fun with OzoBot robots and escape rooms, and engineering activities including Snap Circuits!

Tech Discovery is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Week Eight: Design your own project for the 3D printer with Tinkercad software. We will print what you make!

CONTACT:
  Sara Deignan
  413.263.6828 x201
  sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

 
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5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Desarrollo de Destrezas Básicas Tecnológicas para Programas de Cuidado y Educación Infantil Familiar

A través de esta comunidad de aprendizaje profesional (PLC por sus siglas en inglés), empezaremos discutiendo sus necesidades tecnológicas a través de sus propias experiencias con el uso de computadora en sus programas. Tópicos relevantes podrían incluir, crear cuentas de correo electrónico, utilizar Microsoft Word, hacer búsquedas de recursos de educación infantil en el Internet, utilizar Google Drive y sus aplicaciones, y navegar por el portal LEAD, entre otros. 

 

Este es un evento no patrocinado por la biblioteca. This is a non-library sponsored event. 

 

 

CONTACT: Marcela M. Simpson  4133363255  marcelamsimpson@gmail.com
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab

A través de esta comunidad de aprendizaje profesional (PLC por sus siglas en inglés), empezaremos discutiendo sus necesidades tecnológicas a través de sus propias experiencias con el uso de computadora en sus programas. Tópicos relevantes podrían incluir, crear cuentas de correo electrónico, utilizar Microsoft Word, hacer búsquedas de recursos de educación infantil en el Internet, utilizar Google Drive y sus aplicaciones, y navegar por el portal LEAD, entre otros. 

 

Este es un evento no patrocinado por la biblioteca. This is a non-library sponsored event. 

 

 

CONTACT:
  Marcela M. Simpson
  4133363255
  marcelamsimpson@gmail.com

LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab

Thursday March 28, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group

Explore great books, join in on a lively discussion, and meet others who enjoy reading too. The group selects a new book every month, and new members are always welcome. Contact librarian Linda Grodofsky at 413-263-6836 for more information. Meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Raymond A. Jordan Senior Center. 55+

March's book selection is Bel Canto by Ann Patchett. Copies are available at the East Forest Park Branch Library in a variety of formats (large print, audiobook, etc.).

CONTACT: Linda Grodofsky  413-263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations

Explore great books, join in on a lively discussion, and meet others who enjoy reading too. The group selects a new book every month, and new members are always welcome. Contact librarian Linda Grodofsky at 413-263-6836 for more information. Meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Raymond A. Jordan Senior Center. 55+

March's book selection is Bel Canto by Ann Patchett. Copies are available at the East Forest Park Branch Library in a variety of formats (large print, audiobook, etc.).

CONTACT:
  Linda Grodofsky
  413.263.6836
  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: All Library Locations

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

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

Thursdays, 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:
  Shadd Jamison
  413.263.6840
  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Springfield

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

Every Thursday | Ages 18 and up

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome and current members may be willing to teach their skills.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. This group meets in Rice Hall on the 3rd floor mezzanine.

CONTACT: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
There are 8 spaces available.

Every Thursday | Ages 18 and up

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome and current members may be willing to teach their skills.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. This group meets in Rice Hall on the 3rd floor mezzanine.

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

LOCATION: Central Library

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Pioneer Valley Asthma Coalition Meeting

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Please join us for the bi-monthly meeting of the Pioneer Valley Asthma Coalition (PVAC).  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. Current projects include the Springfield Healthy Homes Asthma Program.

CONTACT: Sarita Hudson  413-794-7600  shudson@publichealthwm.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Please join us for the bi-monthly meeting of the Pioneer Valley Asthma Coalition (PVAC).  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. Current projects include the Springfield Healthy Homes Asthma Program.

CONTACT:
  Sarita Hudson
  413.794.7600
  shudson@publichealthwm.org

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

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

Every Thursday | All ages welcome!

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

 

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

Every Thursday | All ages welcome!

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

 

CONTACT:
  Laura Normand
  413.263.6853
  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Importance of Soil Testing and Making Your Soil Healthy for Healthy Food

This is not a library sponsored event

This workshop covers why soil testing is important and the simple way to take a garden soil test.Participants can bring in their soil samples to have them tested at UMASS. Also covered are quick, easy ways to make garden soils healthier for healthier produce.

CONTACT: Anna Muhammad  413-214-1237  diegonisa@hotmail.com
LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom

This is not a library sponsored event

This workshop covers why soil testing is important and the simple way to take a garden soil test.Participants can bring in their soil samples to have them tested at UMASS. Also covered are quick, easy ways to make garden soils healthier for healthier produce.

CONTACT:
  Anna Muhammad
  413.214.1237
  diegonisa@hotmail.com

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

Take a break and feel the stress ease away with creative coloring. The library has a collection of attractive coloring sheets and coloring pencils you can use to find your inner artist and make something beautiful. For the children, the library runs its LEGO Club at the same time allowing you and your children to enjoy the hour. Both programs are underwritten by the Friends of the Library.

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

Take a break and feel the stress ease away with creative coloring. The library has a collection of attractive coloring sheets and coloring pencils you can use to find your inner artist and make something beautiful. For the children, the library runs its LEGO Club at the same time allowing you and your children to enjoy the hour. Both programs are underwritten by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Mason Square
  413.263.6853
  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bingo

Families | All Ages

B-I-N-G-O! Bring the whole family for a fun night of Book Bingo, where everyone's a winner!

 

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

Families | All Ages

B-I-N-G-O! Bring the whole family for a fun night of Book Bingo, where everyone's a winner!

 

CONTACT:
  Laura Normand
  413.263.6853
  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Girl Scout Meeting

Bi-Weekly Girl Scout Meeting.

This is not a library-sponsored event.

CONTACT: Naisha Hernandez  413 584-2602  nhernandez@gscwm.onmicrosoft.com
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

Bi-Weekly Girl Scout Meeting.

This is not a library-sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  Naisha Hernandez
  413 584.2602
  nhernandez@gscwm.onmicrosoft.com

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

Friday March 29, 2019
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Come For Coffee!

Ages 18 and up

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

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

Ages 18 and up

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

CONTACT:
  Diane Houle
  413 263.6805
  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brightwood

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

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

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

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT:
  East Springfield
  413.263.6840
  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Springfield

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  East Forest Park
  413.263.6836
  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park

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

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

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

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT:
  East Forest Park
  413.263.6836
  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park

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

Fridays, January 4th- May 24th | 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, January 4th- May 24th | Ages 12-18

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

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

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

 
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2:30 PM - 4:50 PM
FriDIY: Crafty Fridays

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

FriDIY: GEOMETRIC PUZZLES!

FriDIY means crafts for the whole family! Stop by Children's and Teens area at the back of the library for this week's craft any time after 2:30 on Friday. This week we'll be crafting: GEOMETRIC PUZZLES!

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

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

FriDIY: GEOMETRIC PUZZLES!

FriDIY means crafts for the whole family! Stop by Children's and Teens area at the back of the library for this week's craft any time after 2:30 on Friday. This week we'll be crafting: GEOMETRIC PUZZLES!

CONTACT:
  Victoria Palmatier
  413.263.6853
  vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom

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

Meets Every Friday | Ages 8-18

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

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

Meets Every Friday | Ages 8-18

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

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

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point

 
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3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Arts and Crafts Afternoon

Ages 11-18

We'll provide the art supplies, you bring your creativity! Come and create art of all kinds! We'll have a range of materials to help get your artistic inspiration flowing! We'll also provide snacks to make sure no artist goes hungry! You will have the option to take your art home, or have it put on display at the library for all to see! 

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

Ages 11-18

We'll provide the art supplies, you bring your creativity! Come and create art of all kinds! We'll have a range of materials to help get your artistic inspiration flowing! We'll also provide snacks to make sure no artist goes hungry! You will have the option to take your art home, or have it put on display at the library for all to see! 

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

LOCATION: East Springfield

Saturday March 30, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Family Time - Imagine Explore Create

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  413.263.6828 ext 201
  

LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Ann Harper
  413.263.6843
  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Forest Park

 
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11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Election & General Meeting

The Caribbean American African Athletic Social Club./ Springfield  Carnival  Association will host an election of new officers and continue planning

This is not a library sponsored event. 

CONTACT: Gloria Scarlett  4136933343  scarlettg51@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

The Caribbean American African Athletic Social Club./ Springfield  Carnival  Association will host an election of new officers and continue planning

This is not a library sponsored event. 

CONTACT:
  Gloria Scarlett
  4136933343
  scarlettg51@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

 
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Gardener's Get Together

This is not a library sponsored event

Calling all Gardeners! Come join the Mason Square Community Gardeners and the Mason Square Branch Library as we look forward to the growing season and share our experience, strength and hope in urban gardening.

What was your great success in the last few years? Did you struggle with something? What do you want to know but were always unwilling to ask?  Come get answers to your questions. First time gardeners welcome!!

CONTACT: Anna Muhammad  413-214-1237  diegonisa@hotmail.com
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

This is not a library sponsored event

Calling all Gardeners! Come join the Mason Square Community Gardeners and the Mason Square Branch Library as we look forward to the growing season and share our experience, strength and hope in urban gardening.

What was your great success in the last few years? Did you struggle with something? What do you want to know but were always unwilling to ask?  Come get answers to your questions. First time gardeners welcome!!

CONTACT:
  Anna Muhammad
  413.214.1237
  diegonisa@hotmail.com

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

 
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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  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
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
  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library Rotunda

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Parent Villages Meeting

A meeting with the honorees of an up and coming scholarship brunch.

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT: Cindy Gaynor  413-885-3963  Latonia4schools@gmail.com
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

A meeting with the honorees of an up and coming scholarship brunch.

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT:
  Cindy Gaynor
  413.885.3963
  Latonia4schools@gmail.com

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

 
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
'King in the Wilderness' a Documentary

Ages 15 and up

Reverend Martin Luther King traveled to Memphis Tennessee to lead a non-violent march in support of sanitation workers quest for a living wage and humane working conditions. On April 4, 1968 Rev. King was murdered on the balcony of the Lorraine Hotel. Join us for a free showing of the remarkable 2018 HBO documentary King in the Wilderness.  According the film’s producer the documentary “Chronicles the final chapters of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, revealing a conflicted leader who faced an onslaught of criticism from both sides of the political spectrum. Dr. King’s unyielding belief in peaceful protest became a testing point for a nation on the brink of chaos.” This event is in partnership with the East Springfield Neighborhood Council, and receives funding from the Friends of the Library.

Note: This film is being shown at the East Springfield Neighborhood Council Building directly behind the Pottenger School at 1476 Carew St. Springfield.

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

Ages 15 and up

Reverend Martin Luther King traveled to Memphis Tennessee to lead a non-violent march in support of sanitation workers quest for a living wage and humane working conditions. On April 4, 1968 Rev. King was murdered on the balcony of the Lorraine Hotel. Join us for a free showing of the remarkable 2018 HBO documentary King in the Wilderness.  According the film’s producer the documentary “Chronicles the final chapters of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, revealing a conflicted leader who faced an onslaught of criticism from both sides of the political spectrum. Dr. King’s unyielding belief in peaceful protest became a testing point for a nation on the brink of chaos.” This event is in partnership with the East Springfield Neighborhood Council, and receives funding from the Friends of the Library.

Note: This film is being shown at the East Springfield Neighborhood Council Building directly behind the Pottenger School at 1476 Carew St. Springfield.

CONTACT:
  Reggie Wilson
  413.263.6840
  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Springfield

Sunday March 31, 2019
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Rotunda Rhythms Presents Katherine First and Kitchen Sink

All Ages

Katherine First & Kitchen Party create a festive atmosphere just like the good old times. With fiddle, banjo, voice, and percussion the group blends traditional music from Ireland, Scotland, Nova Scotia, and beyond to make an hour of energetic and entertaining music good for the whole family.

Free attendance raffle to all those who stay for the concert, and with funding from the Friends of the Library and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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

All Ages

Katherine First & Kitchen Party create a festive atmosphere just like the good old times. With fiddle, banjo, voice, and percussion the group blends traditional music from Ireland, Scotland, Nova Scotia, and beyond to make an hour of energetic and entertaining music good for the whole family.

Free attendance raffle to all those who stay for the concert, and with funding from the Friends of the Library and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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

LOCATION: Central Library Rotunda

Monday April 1, 2019 - Tuesday April 30, 2019
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Art and Recyclables Maker Space

Every Day | 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 Day | 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 April 1, 2019
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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.  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.  Presented in collaboration with Home City Families.

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

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

 
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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
explosion cultural en el arte

The children's programming room is reserved for a homeschool group.

CONTACT: Ellen E. Sulzycki  413-262-7885 ext 201  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

The children's programming room is reserved for a homeschool group.

CONTACT:
  Ellen E. Sulzycki
  413.262.7885 ext 201
  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Springfield Music Together!

Home City Families presents to you Greater Springfield Music Together! Come enjoy this 4 week series of music and movement with your child. Open to children birth to 5 years old and their parents or guardians. Space is limited, registration is required. Please call (413) 787-6959 x 8 to reserve your space. April 1,8, 22 and 29.  Indian Orchard Library, 44 Oak Street, Indian Orchard.

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

Home City Families presents to you Greater Springfield Music Together! Come enjoy this 4 week series of music and movement with your child. Open to children birth to 5 years old and their parents or guardians. Space is limited, registration is required. Please call (413) 787-6959 x 8 to reserve your space. April 1,8, 22 and 29.  Indian Orchard Library, 44 Oak Street, Indian Orchard.

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

Tuesday April 2, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Neighborhood Playgroup

Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 AM | Recommended for birth to 5years old, siblings welcome.

Come join us for fun and learning at a playgroup facilitated by the Branch 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: Alex Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 AM | Recommended for birth to 5years old, siblings welcome.

Come join us for fun and learning at a playgroup facilitated by the Branch 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:
  Alex Remy
  413.263.6843
  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

 
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11:30 AM - 11:30 AM
C 3 Annual Luncheon

Join the neighborhood C3 council as we reflect on everything we have achieved in the past year, and look ahead at accomplishments to come. In addition to our regular C3 meeting, you will enjoy a raffle, catered lunch, pot luck goodies, and raffle. Send any picture you have of Community and C3 events from the past year to vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org to have them added to the slideshow!

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

Join the neighborhood C3 council as we reflect on everything we have achieved in the past year, and look ahead at accomplishments to come. In addition to our regular C3 meeting, you will enjoy a raffle, catered lunch, pot luck goodies, and raffle. Send any picture you have of Community and C3 events from the past year to vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org to have them added to the slideshow!

This is not a library-sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  Sgt. Williams
  413.654.7288
  dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

 
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1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Teen Tuesdays

Teens - Ages 12 -18

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

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

Teens - Ages 12 -18

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be, look no further. Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you've beeen pondering, play one of our many board games, and let's not forget all the inspiration that rests right on our shelves.  Enjoy the company of otheres 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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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Health Department Staff Meeting

This is not a library-sponsored event.

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

This is not a library-sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  Yaitza Osorio
  413.886.5018
  Yosorio@springfieldcityhall.com

LOCATION: Central Library 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 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 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
Personal Finance for Teens

Learning about finances can be fun!  Teens will be engaged through a variety of hands-on activities.

  • Teens receive Occupation Cards and observe how different jobs provide different monthly salaries. Based on those monthly salaries, students evaluate the opportunity cost when making budget decisions.
  • Savvy Shopper Students examine how consumers pay for goods and services. They discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using debit and credit cards.

This program is intended for ages 14-18.

 

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

Learning about finances can be fun!  Teens will be engaged through a variety of hands-on activities.

  • Teens receive Occupation Cards and observe how different jobs provide different monthly salaries. Based on those monthly salaries, students evaluate the opportunity cost when making budget decisions.
  • Savvy Shopper Students examine how consumers pay for goods and services. They discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using debit and credit cards.

This program is intended for ages 14-18.

 

CONTACT:
  Emma Peterson
  413.263.6858
  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

 
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5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Solarize MA Intro

Representative Carlos Gonzalez invites Springfield residents to come learn about Solarize MA Springfield-Longmeadow, a State/City program to increase solar installations in Springfield.  The program provides a 30% discount and system ownership with half the average payback.

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

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

Representative Carlos Gonzalez invites Springfield residents to come learn about Solarize MA Springfield-Longmeadow, a State/City program to increase solar installations in Springfield.  The program provides a 30% discount and system ownership with half the average payback.

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT:
  Betsy Johnson
  413.301.5387
  betsy@bgjohnson.com

LOCATION: Brightwood 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  413-263-6828  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
  413.263.6828
  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

Wednesday April 3, 2019
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors

Come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee and a game of chess....all while making new friends and seeing what the library has to offer you. Providers of neighborhood senior services will stop-by to keep you informed and entertained. Funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.

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

Come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee and a game of chess....all while making new friends and seeing what the library has to offer you. Providers of neighborhood senior services will stop-by to keep you informed and entertained. Funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.

CONTACT:
  Diane Houle
  413 263.6846
  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Chair Yoga

First Wednesday of every month | For seniors ages 60+ and their caregivers.

Come experience the gentle art of yoga. Increase well-being, flexibility,and balance during this relaxing half-hour session. Chair yoga is perfect for those with limited mobility.

This project funded by Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs and the Federal Administration for Community Living.

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

First Wednesday of every month | For seniors ages 60+ and their caregivers.

Come experience the gentle art of yoga. Increase well-being, flexibility,and balance during this relaxing half-hour session. Chair yoga is perfect for those with limited mobility.

This project funded by Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs and the Federal Administration for Community Living.

CONTACT:
  Peggy Dialessi
  413 263.6846
  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

 
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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
Self-Care Expo

Justice Resource Institute will be providing self-care tips for agency workers in the community.

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT: Katie Luposello  914-502-7346  katie.luposello@wne.edu
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

Justice Resource Institute will be providing self-care tips for agency workers in the community.

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT:
  Katie Luposello
  914.502.7346
  katie.luposello@wne.edu

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Teacher Meetings
Meeting for Early Education / Preschool Expansion Grant/ Springfield Cooperative Preschool.
This is a non-library sponsored event.
CONTACT: Audrey Wojczyk  (413) 750-2640  wojczyka@springfieldpublicschools.com
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Meeting for Early Education / Preschool Expansion Grant/ Springfield Cooperative Preschool.
This is a non-library sponsored event.
CONTACT:
  Audrey Wojczyk
  (413) 750.2640
  wojczyka@springfieldpublicschools.com

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

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

Every Wednesday

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

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

Every Wednesday

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

CONTACT:
  Emma Peterson
  413.263.6858
  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Bilingual Storytime

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 - 2:30 PM
Hora de cuentos bilingues

Los miércoles | 1:30 a 2:30 PM | Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, y los hermanos son bienvenidos

Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños.

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

Los miércoles | 1:30 a 2:30 PM | Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, y los hermanos son bienvenidos

Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. No requiere inscripción previa. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños.

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  mquinones@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
  mquinones@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  mquinones@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
  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Books & Brew Book Club

First Wednesday of the month, starting at 6:00 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 My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie.                                             

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 6:00 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 My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie.                                             

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

 
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6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
'King in the Wilderness' a Documentary

Ages 15 and up

Reverend Martin Luther King traveled to Memphis Tennessee to lead a non-violent march in support of sanitation workers quest for a living wage and humane working conditions. On April 4, 1968 Rev. King was murdered on the balcony of the Lorraine Hotel. Join us for a free showing of the remarkable 2018 HBO documentary King in the Wilderness.  According the film’s producer the documentary “Chronicles the final chapters of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, revealing a conflicted leader who faced an onslaught of criticism from both sides of the political spectrum. Dr. King’s unyielding belief in peaceful protest became a testing point for a nation on the brink of chaos.” Refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library.

 

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

Ages 15 and up

Reverend Martin Luther King traveled to Memphis Tennessee to lead a non-violent march in support of sanitation workers quest for a living wage and humane working conditions. On April 4, 1968 Rev. King was murdered on the balcony of the Lorraine Hotel. Join us for a free showing of the remarkable 2018 HBO documentary King in the Wilderness.  According the film’s producer the documentary “Chronicles the final chapters of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, revealing a conflicted leader who faced an onslaught of criticism from both sides of the political spectrum. Dr. King’s unyielding belief in peaceful protest became a testing point for a nation on the brink of chaos.” Refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library.

 

CONTACT:
  Reggie Wilson
  413.263.6858
  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

Thursday April 4, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Springfield Library

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

Thursdays, 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:
  Shadd Jamison
  413.263.6840
  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Springfield

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

Every Thursday | Ages 18 and up

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome and current members may be willing to teach their skills.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. This group meets in Rice Hall on the 3rd floor mezzanine.

CONTACT: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
There are 8 spaces available.

Every Thursday | Ages 18 and up

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome and current members may be willing to teach their skills.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. This group meets in Rice Hall on the 3rd floor mezzanine.

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

LOCATION: Central Library

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Gandara Meeting

Meeting with Gandara providers.

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT: Franco Rivera Velazquez  4136128892  erivera@gandaracenter.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room

Meeting with Gandara providers.

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT:
  Franco Rivera Velazquez
  4136128892
  erivera@gandaracenter.org

LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
FREE Narcan Training

FREE Community-Based Narcan training! Learn what an overdose looks like and what we can do to reverse them.

This is a non-library sponsored event.

CONTACT: Alison Proctor  413-750-2695  aproctor@springfieldcityhall.com
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

FREE Community-Based Narcan training! Learn what an overdose looks like and what we can do to reverse them.

This is a non-library sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  Alison Proctor
  413.750.2695
  aproctor@springfieldcityhall.com

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Pom Pom Mania

Ages 12-18

Prepare for battle by making the ultimate weapon: a pool noodle pom pom launcher. Participants will be provided with the materials and guidance needed in making a state of the art pool noodle pom pom launcher. After, test out your pom pom launchers with some easy in-library target practice!

 

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

Ages 12-18

Prepare for battle by making the ultimate weapon: a pool noodle pom pom launcher. Participants will be provided with the materials and guidance needed in making a state of the art pool noodle pom pom launcher. After, test out your pom pom launchers with some easy in-library target practice!

 

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

LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room

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

Every Thursday | All ages welcome!

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

 

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

Every Thursday | All ages welcome!

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

 

CONTACT:
  Laura Normand
  413.263.6853
  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom

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

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

Take a break and feel the stress ease away with creative coloring. The library has a collection of attractive coloring sheets and coloring pencils you can use to find your inner artist and make something beautiful. For the children, the library runs its LEGO Club at the same time allowing you and your children to enjoy the hour. Both programs are underwritten by the Friends of the Library.

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

Take a break and feel the stress ease away with creative coloring. The library has a collection of attractive coloring sheets and coloring pencils you can use to find your inner artist and make something beautiful. For the children, the library runs its LEGO Club at the same time allowing you and your children to enjoy the hour. Both programs are underwritten by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Mason Square
  413.263.6853
  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom

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

For Ages 12-18

Calling all nerds, geeks, and comic-con-goers! Would your knowledge help you survive the Zombie Apocalypse? Do you know the comics as well as you think you do? How's your Hogwarts knowledge? Do you love Manga more than most? Then join us after school in the Mason Square Community Room from 5:00-7:00 PM on Thursday April 4 for our Teen Nerd Trivia Night. The winning teams will receive Robux gift cards for Roblox or a gift card to Bob's Hobbies and Collectible, the comic book store in Forest Park.

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

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

For Ages 12-18

Calling all nerds, geeks, and comic-con-goers! Would your knowledge help you survive the Zombie Apocalypse? Do you know the comics as well as you think you do? How's your Hogwarts knowledge? Do you love Manga more than most? Then join us after school in the Mason Square Community Room from 5:00-7:00 PM on Thursday April 4 for our Teen Nerd Trivia Night. The winning teams will receive Robux gift cards for Roblox or a gift card to Bob's Hobbies and Collectible, the comic book store in Forest Park.

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

CONTACT:
  Victoria Palmatier
  413.263.6853
  vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Lost Springfield: It's History in Photographs and Stories

Ages 15 and up

Join local history enthusiasts and take a walk down memory lane.  Derek Strahan, author of Lost Springfield, Massachusetts, will discuss the celebrated past of Springfield, including the Forest Park neighborhood. Mr. Strahan has also published the book New England Then and Now, and maintains a website dedicated to Lost New England www.lostnewengland.com

Refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library.

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

Ages 15 and up

Join local history enthusiasts and take a walk down memory lane.  Derek Strahan, author of Lost Springfield, Massachusetts, will discuss the celebrated past of Springfield, including the Forest Park neighborhood. Mr. Strahan has also published the book New England Then and Now, and maintains a website dedicated to Lost New England www.lostnewengland.com

Refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Ann Harper
  413.263.6843
  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

Friday April 5, 2019
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Come For Coffee!

Ages 18 and up

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

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

Ages 18 and up

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

CONTACT:
  Diane Houle
  413 263.6805
  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brightwood

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

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

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

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT:
  East Springfield
  413.263.6840
  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Springfield

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  East Forest Park
  413.263.6836
  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park

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

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

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

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT:
  East Forest Park
  413.263.6836
  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park

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

Fridays, January 4th- May 24th | 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, January 4th- May 24th | 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 April 6, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Tai Chi for Everyone

April's Tai Chi for Everyone is CANCELLED. The program will resume in May 2019.

Meets on the 1st Saturday 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 practiced in the Far East for thousands of years. Enjoy its graceful flow, and experience the benefits it can bring to balance, coordination, focus, and calm. Class will be instructed by Certified Tai Chi Instructor Dr. Emanuel Brown. 

NOTE: This program runs before the building opens. 

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

April's Tai Chi for Everyone is CANCELLED. The program will resume in May 2019.

Meets on the 1st Saturday 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 practiced in the Far East for thousands of years. Enjoy its graceful flow, and experience the benefits it can bring to balance, coordination, focus, and calm. Class will be instructed by Certified Tai Chi Instructor Dr. Emanuel Brown. 

NOTE: This program runs before the building opens. 

CONTACT:
  Shadd Jamison
  413.263.6840
  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Springfield

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Introduction to Microsoft Word

Ages 18+

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.

CONTACT: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828 ext 221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
There are 2 spaces available.

Ages 18+

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.

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

LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab

There are 2 spaces available.

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  413.263.6828 ext 201
  

LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Ann Harper
  413.263.6843
  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Forest Park

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

Read to Cadence - Megan Marshall, a volunteer from Bright Spot Reading Buddies, will bring her dog Cadence to the library to have children read to her. She will be at the library the first Saturday of each month, starting January 5, from 11:30am-12:20pm.

Kids ages 4-10 will sign up for a 10 minute slot to read to her friendly, furry companion. Bring a favorite picture book or a chapter book to read to Cadence. This program is designed to help kids gain confidence and reduce anxiety about reading.

Please Register - Online Registration Form

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

Read to Cadence - Megan Marshall, a volunteer from Bright Spot Reading Buddies, will bring her dog Cadence to the library to have children read to her. She will be at the library the first Saturday of each month, starting January 5, from 11:30am-12:20pm.

Kids ages 4-10 will sign up for a 10 minute slot to read to her friendly, furry companion. Bring a favorite picture book or a chapter book to read to Cadence. This program is designed to help kids gain confidence and reduce anxiety about reading.

Please Register - Online Registration Form

CONTACT:
  Lori Chasen
  413.263.6858
  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres


 
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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

 
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12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Springfield Carnival. General Meeting

This meeting is Open to the public. All ideas and support are welcome.

This is not a library-sponsored event.

CONTACT: Gloria Scarlett  413 6933343  Scarlettg51@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

This meeting is Open to the public. All ideas and support are welcome.

This is not a library-sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  Gloria Scarlett
  413 6933343
  Scarlettg51@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

 
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