Monday September 2, 2019 - Thursday October 31, 2019
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Art Central Presents A Mayan Tapestry

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month is A Mayan Tapestry, paintings created by contemporary Guatemalan artists. Brought to Springfield by the Guatemala Art & Culture Connection, A Mayan Tapestry reflects the people and traditions of Mayan life, one of the America's greatest ancient cultures. With its diversity, boldness, and magic-like wonderment, A Mayan Tapestry catches the eye with powerful creativity and unusual beauty. 

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

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month is A Mayan Tapestry, paintings created by contemporary Guatemalan artists. Brought to Springfield by the Guatemala Art & Culture Connection, A Mayan Tapestry reflects the people and traditions of Mayan life, one of the America's greatest ancient cultures. With its diversity, boldness, and magic-like wonderment, A Mayan Tapestry catches the eye with powerful creativity and unusual beauty. 

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

LOCATION: Central Library

Tuesday September 3, 2019 - Thursday September 26, 2019
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Art in the Acres: Photography from Cuba

See contemporary Cuba through the eyes of photographer Diane Savioli-Chase. Recent trips to the island nation gave her a bevy of beautiful photographs depicting the lives, culture, and traditions of modern day Cuba. Full color photographs of farmers, musicians, school children, urban scenes, and the famous Santiago de Cuba harbor offer a view of the Caribbean’s largest country all in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. On displays at the Sixteen Acres Branch Library for September, and for October at the Brightwood Branch Library.

All Ages | During Open Hours

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

See contemporary Cuba through the eyes of photographer Diane Savioli-Chase. Recent trips to the island nation gave her a bevy of beautiful photographs depicting the lives, culture, and traditions of modern day Cuba. Full color photographs of farmers, musicians, school children, urban scenes, and the famous Santiago de Cuba harbor offer a view of the Caribbean’s largest country all in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. On displays at the Sixteen Acres Branch Library for September, and for October at the Brightwood Branch Library.

All Ages | During Open Hours

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

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

Friday September 20, 2019
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Come For Coffee

Stop by the Brightwood Branch Library Friday mornings for coffee and conversation. We'll have the morning paper out, as well as crosswords, puzzles, and more. Bring along your knitting or crochet projects, or meet a friend for a hour of friendly socializing. Coffee and tea generously provided by the Friends of the Library. 18+

LOCATION: Brightwood

Stop by the Brightwood Branch Library Friday mornings for coffee and conversation. We'll have the morning paper out, as well as crosswords, puzzles, and more. Bring along your knitting or crochet projects, or meet a friend for a hour of friendly socializing. Coffee and tea generously provided by the Friends of the Library. 18+

LOCATION: Brightwood

 
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Mocha Moms Bi-Weekly Group Meeting

Mocha Moms, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization that seeks to empower and advocate for mothers of color. Our bi-weekly meetings hosted every 1st and 3rd Fridays, allow a space for us to discuss relevant issues that impact us as mothers of color. Children can attend with parent. All are welcome! For more information, please visit us on our website: springfieldmochamoms.wordpress.com, on Facebook: @SpringfieldMochas or call (413) 351-9326. We look forward to meeting you!

This is a non-library sponsored event 

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

Mocha Moms, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization that seeks to empower and advocate for mothers of color. Our bi-weekly meetings hosted every 1st and 3rd Fridays, allow a space for us to discuss relevant issues that impact us as mothers of color. Children can attend with parent. All are welcome! For more information, please visit us on our website: springfieldmochamoms.wordpress.com, on Facebook: @SpringfieldMochas or call (413) 351-9326. We look forward to meeting you!

This is a non-library sponsored event 

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

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

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

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. Meets every Friday | 18+

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

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. Meets every Friday | 18+

CONTACT:
  East Springfield
  413.263.6840
  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Springfield

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

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 - East Forest Park

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Linda Grodofsky
  413 263.6836
  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Mason Square

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point

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

School getting you stressed? Join our Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens. We supply the crayons, pencils and pens and coloring pages. Just drop by and color your stress away. In the teen room, 2-5 pm, Friday afternoons. Indian Orchard branch

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

School getting you stressed? Join our Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens. We supply the crayons, pencils and pens and coloring pages. Just drop by and color your stress away. In the teen room, 2-5 pm, Friday afternoons. Indian Orchard branch

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

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

Saturday September 21, 2019
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9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Genealogy with RootsMagic™

Are you looking to start entering all your relatives, facts, and documents into a genealogy management application, or trying to better understand your new installation of RootsMagic™, or want to move over to RootsMagic from another program? This 3-part class is designed for you. Hillary Schau, a professional genealogist,  will guide you through the process in these hands-on classes. Participation in all three classes is recommended, but not required. Registration is required. Participants can bring their own laptops for use. Saturday classes are the exact same as Monday classes so there is no need to attend both days. 18+

Note: These classes will take place prior to open hours. Please knock on the door to gain access into the library.

Class 3
Saturday, September 21st 9:00 a.m.
Monday, September 23rd 10:00 a.m.
The third class will cover the various reports and charts available to you through your RootsMagic™ program. In this session we will also provide tips and tricks to aid in entering and reviewing your information and best practices in backing up.

CONTACT: Shadd Jamison  413-263-6840  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
There are 7 spaces available.

Are you looking to start entering all your relatives, facts, and documents into a genealogy management application, or trying to better understand your new installation of RootsMagic™, or want to move over to RootsMagic from another program? This 3-part class is designed for you. Hillary Schau, a professional genealogist,  will guide you through the process in these hands-on classes. Participation in all three classes is recommended, but not required. Registration is required. Participants can bring their own laptops for use. Saturday classes are the exact same as Monday classes so there is no need to attend both days. 18+

Note: These classes will take place prior to open hours. Please knock on the door to gain access into the library.

Class 3
Saturday, September 21st 9:00 a.m.
Monday, September 23rd 10:00 a.m.
The third class will cover the various reports and charts available to you through your RootsMagic™ program. In this session we will also provide tips and tricks to aid in entering and reviewing your information and best practices in backing up.

CONTACT:
  Shadd Jamison
  413.263.6840
  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Springfield

There are 7 spaces available.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  413.263.2628 x201
  

LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Ward 5 Democratic Committee Meeting

A meeting for democrats, ward 5 members and anyone who might come (open to the public).

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT: Leon Moultrie  413-626-6661  moultriesr@verizon.net
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

A meeting for democrats, ward 5 members and anyone who might come (open to the public).

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT:
  Leon Moultrie
  413.626.6661
  moultriesr@verizon.net

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

 
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11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Movies at Mason: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (1 hour, 44 minutes) Rated PG

When Hiccup discovers Toothless isn't the only Night Fury, he must seek "The Hidden World", a secret Dragon Utopia before a hired tyrant named Grimmel finds it first.

CONTACT: Laura Normand
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (1 hour, 44 minutes) Rated PG

When Hiccup discovers Toothless isn't the only Night Fury, he must seek "The Hidden World", a secret Dragon Utopia before a hired tyrant named Grimmel finds it first.

CONTACT:
  Laura Normand
  
  

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

Sunday September 22, 2019 - Saturday September 28, 2019
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Banned Books Week Readathon

We're doing it again! Due to last year's response, Banned Books Week this year will again include our all-ages Readathon! Can you read three banned books of your choice in a week? Sign up for our challenge and tell us what you plan on reading. For each book you finish, you get one entry into a raffle to win some cool prizes! Challenge yourself and bone up on classics old and new. Like Isaac Asimov said, "If a book is worth banning, it's worth reading!" Ages 8+, register with a Central Library reference librarian.

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

We're doing it again! Due to last year's response, Banned Books Week this year will again include our all-ages Readathon! Can you read three banned books of your choice in a week? Sign up for our challenge and tell us what you plan on reading. For each book you finish, you get one entry into a raffle to win some cool prizes! Challenge yourself and bone up on classics old and new. Like Isaac Asimov said, "If a book is worth banning, it's worth reading!" Ages 8+, register with a Central Library reference librarian.

CONTACT:
  Marisa Reichert
  413.263.6828
  mreichert@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library

Sunday September 22, 2019
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Rotunda Rhythms Presents the Spanish Guitar of Tony Silva

Back by popular demand is award winning composer and guitarist Tony Silva performing the music of Spain. From colorful tarantellas to passionate flamenco, Mr. Silva covers it all in a diverse, educational, and thrilling program of great Spanish guitar music. Free attendance raffle available to all who stay for the concert. Funding provided by the Friends of the Library and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. All ages.

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

Back by popular demand is award winning composer and guitarist Tony Silva performing the music of Spain. From colorful tarantellas to passionate flamenco, Mr. Silva covers it all in a diverse, educational, and thrilling program of great Spanish guitar music. Free attendance raffle available to all who stay for the concert. Funding provided by the Friends of the Library and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. All ages.

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

LOCATION: Central Library Rotunda

Monday September 23, 2019
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Genealogy with RootsMagic™

Are you looking to start entering all your relatives, facts, and documents into a genealogy management application, or trying to better understand your new installation of RootsMagic™, or want to move over to RootsMagic from another program? This 3-part class is designed for you. Hillary Schau, a professional genealogist, will guide you through the process in these hands-on classes. Participation in all three classes is recommended, but not required. Registration is required. Participants can bring their own laptops for use. Saturday classes are the exact same as Monday classes so there is no need to attend both days. 18+

Note: These classes will take place prior to open hours. Please knock on the door to gain access into the library.

Class 3
Saturday, September 21st 9:00 a.m.
Monday, September 23rd 10:00 a.m.

The third class will cover the various reports and charts available to you through your RootsMagic™ program. In this session we will also provide tips and tricks to aid in entering and reviewing your information and best practices in backing up.

CONTACT: Shadd Jamison  413-263-6840  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
There are 8 spaces available.

Are you looking to start entering all your relatives, facts, and documents into a genealogy management application, or trying to better understand your new installation of RootsMagic™, or want to move over to RootsMagic from another program? This 3-part class is designed for you. Hillary Schau, a professional genealogist, will guide you through the process in these hands-on classes. Participation in all three classes is recommended, but not required. Registration is required. Participants can bring their own laptops for use. Saturday classes are the exact same as Monday classes so there is no need to attend both days. 18+

Note: These classes will take place prior to open hours. Please knock on the door to gain access into the library.

Class 3
Saturday, September 21st 9:00 a.m.
Monday, September 23rd 10:00 a.m.

The third class will cover the various reports and charts available to you through your RootsMagic™ program. In this session we will also provide tips and tricks to aid in entering and reviewing your information and best practices in backing up.

CONTACT:
  Shadd Jamison
  413.263.6840
  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Springfield

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Family Storytime at Indian Orchard

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children.  Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Every Monday | Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome

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

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children.  Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Every Monday | Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome

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

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

Monday September 23, 2019 - Thursday September 26, 2019
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12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Banned Books Week Selfie Booth

Get caught reading a banned book! Use our background and props and your own phone to snap a photo of yourself with your favorite book from the lists of Frequently Banned and Challenged Books. Then post it to your social media to let people know you support the right to read freely! If you don't mind us using your photo on our social media, use our hashtag #SCLReadsFreely and you could be featured on SCL's Twitter or Facebook! All ages, free and open to the public during all open hours.

CONTACT: Marisa Reichert  (413-) 263-6828 x395  MReichert@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library

Get caught reading a banned book! Use our background and props and your own phone to snap a photo of yourself with your favorite book from the lists of Frequently Banned and Challenged Books. Then post it to your social media to let people know you support the right to read freely! If you don't mind us using your photo on our social media, use our hashtag #SCLReadsFreely and you could be featured on SCL's Twitter or Facebook! All ages, free and open to the public during all open hours.

CONTACT:
  Marisa Reichert
  (413.) 263.6828 x395
  MReichert@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library

Monday September 23, 2019
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3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
No Cooking Cooking Class: Hobbit Edition

In celebration of Hobbit day, join us for another of our popular no-cooking cooking classes. We’ll be making dishes from the United Kingdom that inspired the food featured in the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings books. Ages 13-18 are welcome!  

LOCATION: East Springfield

In celebration of Hobbit day, join us for another of our popular no-cooking cooking classes. We’ll be making dishes from the United Kingdom that inspired the food featured in the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings books. Ages 13-18 are welcome!  

LOCATION: East Springfield

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

Hampden County Recruiting Assistant will be on site to assist in completing the application process for temporary government employment, FT/ PT (full & part-time) hours. Pay $18.00-$25.00/ hour and paid weekly. 18 years old and over to apply, Veterans and Spouses of Veterans ( Vets Preference), speakers of foreign languages are encouraged to apply.

This is a non-library sponsored event.

CONTACT: Recruiter W. Jamison   3476860732  Wileen.jamison@2020census.gov
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab

Hampden County Recruiting Assistant will be on site to assist in completing the application process for temporary government employment, FT/ PT (full & part-time) hours. Pay $18.00-$25.00/ hour and paid weekly. 18 years old and over to apply, Veterans and Spouses of Veterans ( Vets Preference), speakers of foreign languages are encouraged to apply.

This is a non-library sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  Recruiter W. Jamison 
  3476860732
  Wileen.jamison@2020census.gov

LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab

 
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Looking at Art: An Historical Review
Take a tour of world art from the Middle Ages to the present. Art historian and librarian Guy McLain will review the architecture, painting, and sculpture of some of art history's most significant traditions and styles in this fascinating, four-part series complete with visuals and lively discussion. Consideration of major political and social movements and how they affected art will help make this a well-rounded review of some of the worlds most enduring art. 18+
 
Class 1, September 16th, includes a look at the art of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
Class 2, September 23rd,  takes students through the Baroque and the Neo-Classical periods.
Class 3, September 30th, covers the Nineteenth Century, concentrating on Impressionism, and the American Gilded Age.
Class 4, October 7, explores Twentieth Century art, and continues through the present time.
CONTACT: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
There are 3 spaces available.
Take a tour of world art from the Middle Ages to the present. Art historian and librarian Guy McLain will review the architecture, painting, and sculpture of some of art history's most significant traditions and styles in this fascinating, four-part series complete with visuals and lively discussion. Consideration of major political and social movements and how they affected art will help make this a well-rounded review of some of the worlds most enduring art. 18+
 
Class 1, September 16th, includes a look at the art of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
Class 2, September 23rd,  takes students through the Baroque and the Neo-Classical periods.
Class 3, September 30th, covers the Nineteenth Century, concentrating on Impressionism, and the American Gilded Age.
Class 4, October 7, explores Twentieth Century art, and continues through the present time.
CONTACT:
  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith
  413.263.6828, x221
  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

There are 3 spaces available.

Tuesday September 24, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Toddler Art Club at Forest Park

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Forest Park
  413.263.6843
  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

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

This is a non-library sponsored event.

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

This is a non-library sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  Sgt. Williams
  413.654.7288
  dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Introduction to Sewing

Learn the basics of hand sewing and design through the creation of a small handbag or tote bag. A variety of fabrics and embellishments will be provided to create your customized project. A review and discussion of the evolution of sewing is included. For this beginner sewing program no prior sewing experience is expected or required. This is a recurring monthly program to be held on the fourth Tuesday of September, October, and November.  The program is for adults age 18+

 

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

Learn the basics of hand sewing and design through the creation of a small handbag or tote bag. A variety of fabrics and embellishments will be provided to create your customized project. A review and discussion of the evolution of sewing is included. For this beginner sewing program no prior sewing experience is expected or required. This is a recurring monthly program to be held on the fourth Tuesday of September, October, and November.  The program is for adults age 18+

 

CONTACT:
  Forest Park Branch Library
  413.263.6843
  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den


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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Emma Peterson
  413.263.6858
  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Lori Chasen
  413.263.6858
  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

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

Members of the Commission of Disability meet once a month to discuss concerns of city residents with regard to handicap accessibility and education, review and grant variance requests, discuss rights of disabled individuals, etc.

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

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

Members of the Commission of Disability meet once a month to discuss concerns of city residents with regard to handicap accessibility and education, review and grant variance requests, discuss rights of disabled individuals, etc.

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT:
  Ryan Gorski
  413.787.6757
  rgorski@springfieldcityhall.com

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Game ON!

Play Wii games and enjoy snacks! 2nd and 4th Tuesdays. Ages 11-18

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

Play Wii games and enjoy snacks! 2nd and 4th Tuesdays. Ages 11-18

CONTACT:
  Mayra Quinones
  413.263.6805
  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Private Meeting

Private Meeting.

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT: Danielle   Lewis  danielle.lewis@massmail.state.ma.us
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room

Private Meeting.

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT:
  Danielle 
  Lewis
  danielle.lewis@massmail.state.ma.us

LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Emma Peterson
  413.263.6858
  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

 
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4:30 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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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Miss Latina Elegance Meeting

Miss Latina Elegance meeting

This is a non-library sponsored event

CONTACT: lymari diaz  (413)474-1058  lymaridiaz1972@gmail.com
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

Miss Latina Elegance meeting

This is a non-library sponsored event

CONTACT:
  lymari diaz
  (413)474.1058
  lymaridiaz1972@gmail.com

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

Wednesday September 25, 2019
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
BYOB Book Discussion Group

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point

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

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

Recommended for ages birth - 5 years old, siblings welcome.

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

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

Recommended for ages birth - 5 years old, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:
  Laura Normand
  413.263.6853
  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Emma Peterson
  413.263.6858
  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

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

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. 

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

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

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. 

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

CONTACT:
  Brightwood
  413.263.6805
  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

 
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3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Color Changing Notebooks that Will Blow your Mind

How cool would it be to have a notebook cover that changes colors? Get excited with the coolest color changing notebook ever. Super fun way to decorate your notebook. For teens 11-18.

Supplies are limited, so get here early! For more information please call (413) 263-6846.

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

How cool would it be to have a notebook cover that changes colors? Get excited with the coolest color changing notebook ever. Super fun way to decorate your notebook. For teens 11-18.

Supplies are limited, so get here early! For more information please call (413) 263-6846.

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

LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room

 
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3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Treasure of Hope Training

Computer Training for Treasure of Hope Inc. 

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT: Sheena Love  413 732-6060  Treasureofhope8@gmail.com
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab

Computer Training for Treasure of Hope Inc. 

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT:
  Sheena Love
  413 732.6060
  Treasureofhope8@gmail.com

LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Tech Discovery: Greatest Hits

Join us each week for Tech Discovery, a program all about fun with computer science. Each week, we'll explore a different activity. Join a team to Escape the Room, design and play games in Tynker, try different robots at a robot petting zoo, and be an engineer with 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.

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

Join us each week for Tech Discovery, a program all about fun with computer science. Each week, we'll explore a different activity. Join a team to Escape the Room, design and play games in Tynker, try different robots at a robot petting zoo, and be an engineer with 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.

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

LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Make A Plan: Get Your Household Disaster-Ready!

Join emergency experts from Springfield to learn how to prepare for severe weather emergencies by making a plan for you, your household, and your neighborhood. Checklists and forms will be provided, including lists of household emergency supplies, and we'll have time to answer questions about emergency preparedness in Springfield. 16+

CONTACT: Elizabeth McKinstry  (413) 263-6828 x437  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

Join emergency experts from Springfield to learn how to prepare for severe weather emergencies by making a plan for you, your household, and your neighborhood. Checklists and forms will be provided, including lists of household emergency supplies, and we'll have time to answer questions about emergency preparedness in Springfield. 16+

CONTACT:
  Elizabeth McKinstry
  (413) 263.6828 x437
  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sigma Gamma Rho Health Awareness Seminar

The Lambda Beta Sigma chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. is looking to host a public health awareness seminar.

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT: Natalie Ojunga-Andrew  413-636-3080  kevinnia422@gmail.com
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab

The Lambda Beta Sigma chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. is looking to host a public health awareness seminar.

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT:
  Natalie Ojunga-Andrew
  413.636.3080
  kevinnia422@gmail.com

LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab

Thursday September 26, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Afterthoughts @ Raymond A. Jordan Senior Center

Explore great books, join in on a lively discussion, and meet others who enjoy reading too. The group selects a new book every month, and new members are always welcome. Contact librarian Linda Grodofsky at 413-263-6836 for more information. Meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Raymond A. Jordan Senior Center (1476 Roosevelt Avenue Springfield MA). Age 55+ The selection for September 26 will be The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison.  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: East Forest Park

Explore great books, join in on a lively discussion, and meet others who enjoy reading too. The group selects a new book every month, and new members are always welcome. Contact librarian Linda Grodofsky at 413-263-6836 for more information. Meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Raymond A. Jordan Senior Center (1476 Roosevelt Avenue Springfield MA). Age 55+ The selection for September 26 will be The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison.  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: East Forest Park

 
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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 - 12:00 PM
Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres

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!  An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.  No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

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

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

CONTACT:
  Lori Chasen
  413.263.6858
  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

 
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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Immigration Coalition Meeting

General coalition meeting.

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT: Stephen Linsky  617-906-5404  stephenlinsky@stephenlinsky.com
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

General coalition meeting.

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT:
  Stephen Linsky
  617.906.5404
  stephenlinsky@stephenlinsky.com

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Greater Springfield Opioid Crisis Collaborative

Monthly General Meeting.

This is a non-library sponsored event.

CONTACT: Nellie F. Maldonado  413-586-2016  nmaldonado@tapestryhealth.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

Monthly General Meeting.

This is a non-library sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  Nellie F. Maldonado
  413.586.2016
  nmaldonado@tapestryhealth.org

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Introduction to Microsoft Excel

Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel, the world's leading desktop spreadsheet. Excel is used both at home and in the office to help with a wide range of personal and business management services including basic bookkeeping and accounting, to maintaining mailing lists, and more. Skill with a keyboard and mouse is needed for success in this hands-on workshop. 18+

CONTACT: Anna Mickelsen  413-263-6828, x442  amickelsen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
There are 4 spaces available.

Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel, the world's leading desktop spreadsheet. Excel is used both at home and in the office to help with a wide range of personal and business management services including basic bookkeeping and accounting, to maintaining mailing lists, and more. Skill with a keyboard and mouse is needed for success in this hands-on workshop. 18+

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

LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Imagination Playground

Home City Families is hosting Imagination Playground!  Come build with the big blue blocks from Imagination Playground.

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT: Megan Walsh  413-787-6959 x8  walshme@springfieldpublicschools.com
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

Home City Families is hosting Imagination Playground!  Come build with the big blue blocks from Imagination Playground.

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT:
  Megan Walsh
  413.787.6959 x8
  walshme@springfieldpublicschools.com

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

 
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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Women Together Sew Empowerment Into the Community


"Women together sew empowerment into the community" is a group of women who live in Springfield MA who get together to strategize on how they can become better stewards in the Springfield community. This month the women are learning how to sew so they can teach sewing to women and girls in the Springfield community. The women will be bringing their patterns, fabric and sewing machines.

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT: Rainelle Jackson   4132197339  rainellexjackson@gmail.com
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room


"Women together sew empowerment into the community" is a group of women who live in Springfield MA who get together to strategize on how they can become better stewards in the Springfield community. This month the women are learning how to sew so they can teach sewing to women and girls in the Springfield community. The women will be bringing their patterns, fabric and sewing machines.

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT:
  Rainelle Jackson 
  4132197339
  rainellexjackson@gmail.com 

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cell Phone Photography

Your cell phone camera is good for more than just selfies! Learn the basics of your cell phone camera, and pick up some tricks to make your pics awesome. 18+

CONTACT: David Meeks  dmeeks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

Your cell phone camera is good for more than just selfies! Learn the basics of your cell phone camera, and pick up some tricks to make your pics awesome. 18+

CONTACT:
  David Meeks
  
  dmeeks@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Songbirds of the Northeast

Local naturalist John Root presents photographs and audio recordings of our region’s songbirds in this informative and attractive presentation about local birds and their habits. The role of song in these birds' lives as well as their diet, social behavior, and other adaptations for survival are discussed. You will also learn how to provide attractive habitat for songbirds in your own yard. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Springfield Cultural Council, a state agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. 18+

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

Local naturalist John Root presents photographs and audio recordings of our region’s songbirds in this informative and attractive presentation about local birds and their habits. The role of song in these birds' lives as well as their diet, social behavior, and other adaptations for survival are discussed. You will also learn how to provide attractive habitat for songbirds in your own yard. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Springfield Cultural Council, a state agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. 18+

CONTACT:
  Forest Park Branch Library
  413.263.6843
  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

Friday September 27, 2019
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Come For Coffee

Stop by the Brightwood Branch Library Friday mornings for coffee and conversation. We'll have the morning paper out, as well as crosswords, puzzles, and more. Bring along your knitting or crochet projects, or meet a friend for a hour of friendly socializing. Coffee and tea generously provided by the Friends of the Library. 18+

LOCATION: Brightwood

Stop by the Brightwood Branch Library Friday mornings for coffee and conversation. We'll have the morning paper out, as well as crosswords, puzzles, and more. Bring along your knitting or crochet projects, or meet a friend for a hour of friendly socializing. Coffee and tea generously provided by the Friends of the Library. 18+

LOCATION: Brightwood

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

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. Meets every Friday | 18+

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

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. Meets every Friday | 18+

CONTACT:
  East Springfield
  413.263.6840
  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Springfield

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

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 - East Forest Park

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Linda Grodofsky
  413 263.6836
  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Mason Square

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point

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

School getting you stressed? Join our Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens. We supply the crayons, pencils and pens and coloring pages. Just drop by and color your stress away. In the teen room, 2-5 pm, Friday afternoons. Indian Orchard branch

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

School getting you stressed? Join our Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens. We supply the crayons, pencils and pens and coloring pages. Just drop by and color your stress away. In the teen room, 2-5 pm, Friday afternoons. Indian Orchard branch

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

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

Saturday September 28, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Family Time - Imagine Explore Create

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  413.263.2628 x201
  

LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

 
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12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Jazz in the Garden

Music returns to the Mason Square Branch Library with a family-friendly jazz concert in the back garden. Local jazz artists including the ever popular Billy Arnold, and the Holyoke Community College Jazz Ensemble will entertain in succession for all to enjoy.  Refreshments, compliments of the Friends of the Library, will be available. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Springfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Rain or shine, the concert will move indoors in the event of bad weather. All ages.

CONTACT: David Meeks  413-263-6853  dmeeks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square

Music returns to the Mason Square Branch Library with a family-friendly jazz concert in the back garden. Local jazz artists including the ever popular Billy Arnold, and the Holyoke Community College Jazz Ensemble will entertain in succession for all to enjoy.  Refreshments, compliments of the Friends of the Library, will be available. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Springfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Rain or shine, the concert will move indoors in the event of bad weather. All ages.

CONTACT:
  David Meeks
  413.263.6853
  dmeeks@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Mason Square

 
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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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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Banned Books Week Trivia Game

It's back! Think you know your rabble-rousing books and authors? Show us! Stop in for a few rounds of Banned Book Trivia, and see if you can name titles, authors, and facts about the ways in which they were challenged for removal from public spaces. Compete solo or in teams of up to four; you'll be given lists of frequently banned titles, but cellphone "research" is a no-no! There'll be prizes, snacks, and of course, the most important thing...bragging rights! Ages 14-Adult, please pre-register.

CONTACT: Marisa Reichert  (413-) 263-6828 x395  MReichert@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
There are 36 spaces available.

It's back! Think you know your rabble-rousing books and authors? Show us! Stop in for a few rounds of Banned Book Trivia, and see if you can name titles, authors, and facts about the ways in which they were challenged for removal from public spaces. Compete solo or in teams of up to four; you'll be given lists of frequently banned titles, but cellphone "research" is a no-no! There'll be prizes, snacks, and of course, the most important thing...bragging rights! Ages 14-Adult, please pre-register.

CONTACT:
  Marisa Reichert
  (413.) 263.6828 x395
  MReichert@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

There are 36 spaces available.

Monday September 30, 2019 - Monday October 28, 2019

"I Spy with my little eye" Mr. Pumpkin. Visit and search for one of the decorated pumpkins hidden on our shelves. Once found, you'll receive a treat and a raffle ticket to win one of these special pumpkins.

Locations: East Springfield and East Forest Park branches

"I Spy with my little eye" Mr. Pumpkin. Visit and search for one of the decorated pumpkins hidden on our shelves. Once found, you'll receive a treat and a raffle ticket to win one of these special pumpkins.

Locations: East Springfield and East Forest Park branches

Monday September 30, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Family Storytime at Indian Orchard

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children.  Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Every Monday | Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome

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

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children.  Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Every Monday | Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome

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

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Tricia LaBroad
  413.263.6840
  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Springfield

 
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Looking at Art: An Historical Review
Take a tour of world art from the Middle Ages to the present. Art historian and librarian Guy McLain will review the architecture, painting, and sculpture of some of art history's most significant traditions and styles in this fascinating, four-part series complete with visuals and lively discussion. Consideration of major political and social movements and how they affected art will help make this a well-rounded review of some of the worlds most enduring art. 18+
 
Class 1, September 16th, includes a look at the art of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
Class 2, September 23rd,  takes students through the Baroque and the Neo-Classical periods.
Class 3, September 30th, covers the Nineteenth Century, concentrating on Impressionism, and the American Gilded Age.
Class 4, October 7, explores Twentieth Century art, and continues through the present time.
CONTACT: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
There are 5 spaces available.
Take a tour of world art from the Middle Ages to the present. Art historian and librarian Guy McLain will review the architecture, painting, and sculpture of some of art history's most significant traditions and styles in this fascinating, four-part series complete with visuals and lively discussion. Consideration of major political and social movements and how they affected art will help make this a well-rounded review of some of the worlds most enduring art. 18+
 
Class 1, September 16th, includes a look at the art of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
Class 2, September 23rd,  takes students through the Baroque and the Neo-Classical periods.
Class 3, September 30th, covers the Nineteenth Century, concentrating on Impressionism, and the American Gilded Age.
Class 4, October 7, explores Twentieth Century art, and continues through the present time.
CONTACT:
  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith
  413.263.6828, x221
  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

There are 5 spaces available.

Tuesday October 1, 2019 - Monday October 28, 2019

During the month of October children and teens who read in the library for 20 minutes or check out a book will be able to guess the number of candy corn in a jar. (One guess per day.) The closest guess wins the candy corn!

At the following locations: Brightwood, Central, East Springfield, Indian Orchard, Mason Square, Library Express at Pine Point

During the month of October children and teens who read in the library for 20 minutes or check out a book will be able to guess the number of candy corn in a jar. (One guess per day.) The closest guess wins the candy corn!

At the following locations: Brightwood, Central, East Springfield, Indian Orchard, Mason Square, Library Express at Pine Point

Tuesday October 1, 2019 - Thursday October 31, 2019
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Brightwood Gallery: Photography from Cuba

All Ages | During Open Hours

See contemporary Cuba through the eyes of photographer Diane Savioli-Chase. Recent trips to the island nation gave her a bevy of beautiful photographs depicting the lives, culture, and traditions of modern day Cuba. Full color photographs of farmers, musicians, school children, urban scenes, and the famous Santiago de Cuba harbor offer a view of the Caribbean’s largest country all in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. 

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

All Ages | During Open Hours

See contemporary Cuba through the eyes of photographer Diane Savioli-Chase. Recent trips to the island nation gave her a bevy of beautiful photographs depicting the lives, culture, and traditions of modern day Cuba. Full color photographs of farmers, musicians, school children, urban scenes, and the famous Santiago de Cuba harbor offer a view of the Caribbean’s largest country all in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. 

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

LOCATION: Brightwood

Tuesday October 1, 2019
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Peggy Dialessi
  413.263.6846
  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Chair Yoga for Seniors

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

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

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

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

This is a non-library sponsored event.

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

This is a non-library sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  Sgt. Williams
  413.654.7288
  dwilliams@springfieldpolice.net

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

 
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
The Cereal Serial Hour

Join us for lunch (breakfast-style!) as a librarian reads Unstoppable Octobia May by Sharon Flake over the course of four weeks. This exciting and fun adventure story is historical fiction set in Chicago in the 1950s. Book discussion will use an age-appropriate educationl lens to examine racial attitudes and historical exclusion. All participating kids can choose from a variety of breakfast cereals and fruit to munch on while the book is being read, free of charge. All are welcome, especially homeschoolers. Oct. 1-22, 2019 | Tuesdays, 12:30-1:30 | Ages 7-12

CONTACT: Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6828 x.201  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

Join us for lunch (breakfast-style!) as a librarian reads Unstoppable Octobia May by Sharon Flake over the course of four weeks. This exciting and fun adventure story is historical fiction set in Chicago in the 1950s. Book discussion will use an age-appropriate educationl lens to examine racial attitudes and historical exclusion. All participating kids can choose from a variety of breakfast cereals and fruit to munch on while the book is being read, free of charge. All are welcome, especially homeschoolers. Oct. 1-22, 2019 | Tuesdays, 12:30-1:30 | Ages 7-12

CONTACT:
  Jinnie Trabulsi
  413.263.6828 x.201
  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Emma Peterson
  413.263.6858
  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Lori Chasen
  413.263.6858
  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Health Department Staff Meeting

This is a non-library sponsored event.

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

This is a non-library sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  Yaitza Osorio
  413.886.5018
  Yosorio@springfieldcityhall.com

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

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

Drop in every Tuesday to taste test bizarre flavors of popular snacks and sometimes even snacks from around the world!

Ages 10-17.

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

Drop in every Tuesday to taste test bizarre flavors of popular snacks and sometimes even snacks from around the world!

Ages 10-17.

CONTACT:
  Alexandra Remy
  4132636843
  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Whimsical Clay Creations

 Bring your imagination to make a unique creation.  Simple sculpting techniques will be discussed and all materials will be provided.  Come back next week to paint you piece.  Light refreshments will be served.  This is a 2 part series.  This event is intended for ages 10-18.

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

 Bring your imagination to make a unique creation.  Simple sculpting techniques will be discussed and all materials will be provided.  Come back next week to paint you piece.  Light refreshments will be served.  This is a 2 part series.  This event is intended for ages 10-18.

CONTACT:
  Emma Peterson
  413.263.6858
  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Emma Peterson
  413.263.6858
  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
U.S. History Book and Media Discussion Group

If you love discussing important issues concerning American history, we have good news for you. A United States history discussion group that focuses on American history books and documentaries meets monthly at the Sixteen Acres Branch Library.  Members will be encouraged to share with the group any conversation-provoking history book that they are reading.  We will also view critically acclaimed documentaries on a number of history topics. The books and documentaries are guaranteed to spark lively discussions.  We will also have guest speakers at some meetings. Refreshments available compliments of the Friends of the Library. Meets on the first Tuesday of every month - Ages 18+.

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

If you love discussing important issues concerning American history, we have good news for you. A United States history discussion group that focuses on American history books and documentaries meets monthly at the Sixteen Acres Branch Library.  Members will be encouraged to share with the group any conversation-provoking history book that they are reading.  We will also view critically acclaimed documentaries on a number of history topics. The books and documentaries are guaranteed to spark lively discussions.  We will also have guest speakers at some meetings. Refreshments available compliments of the Friends of the Library. Meets on the first Tuesday of every month - Ages 18+.

CONTACT:
  Sixteen Acres
  413.263.6858
  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

Wednesday October 2, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Playgroup at Mason Square

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

Recommended for ages birth - 5 years old, siblings welcome.

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

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

Recommended for ages birth - 5 years old, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:
  Laura Normand
  413.263.6853
  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

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

Meets on the first Wednesday of each month | 18+

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 | 18+

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Emma Peterson
  413.263.6858
  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Tech Discovery: Greatest Hits

Join us each week for Tech Discovery, a program all about fun with computer science. Each week, we'll explore a different activity. Join a team to Escape the Room, design and play games in Tynker, try different robots at a robot petting zoo, and be an engineer with 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.

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

Join us each week for Tech Discovery, a program all about fun with computer science. Each week, we'll explore a different activity. Join a team to Escape the Room, design and play games in Tynker, try different robots at a robot petting zoo, and be an engineer with 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.

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

LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Commissioner's Meeting
CONTACT: Jamillah Vernon  413-263-6828 x422  jvernon@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
CONTACT:
  Jamillah Vernon
  413.263.6828 x422
  jvernon@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Teen Night

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Hannah Knight
  (413) 263.6828 x425
  hknight@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library

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

Cure your mid-week blues with a lively book discussion and a brew (or glass of wine) at Nathan Bill's Bar and Restaurant. Copies of the discussion book will be available at the East Forest Park Branch Library prior to the meeting. No sign up needed, but please contact the Branch with any questions. Ages 21+.

The book for our Wednesday, October 2 discussion is The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison.

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

Cure your mid-week blues with a lively book discussion and a brew (or glass of wine) at Nathan Bill's Bar and Restaurant. Copies of the discussion book will be available at the East Forest Park Branch Library prior to the meeting. No sign up needed, but please contact the Branch with any questions. Ages 21+.

The book for our Wednesday, October 2 discussion is The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison.

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

LOCATION: East Forest Park

Thursday October 3, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Springfield Library

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 AM | Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

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

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 AM | Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:
  Shadd Jamison
  413.263.6840
  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Springfield

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Lori Chasen
  413.263.6858
  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

 
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Movies at Mason: Apollo 11

Apollo 11 (1 hour, 33 minutes) Rated G

Documentary: A cinematic event 50 years in the making, Apollo 11 features never before seen large format footage of the mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin & Michael Collins.

CONTACT: Laura Normand
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

Apollo 11 (1 hour, 33 minutes) Rated G

Documentary: A cinematic event 50 years in the making, Apollo 11 features never before seen large format footage of the mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin & Michael Collins.

CONTACT:
  Laura Normand
  
  

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Brightwood Gallery, Reception for the Artist Diane Savioli-Chase

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, and meet world traveling photographer Diane Savioli-Chase as she returns to Springfield with a new collection of Cuban photographs. See her images of the island nation, and meet the artist in this one hour social complete with refreshments and free attendance raffle. To attend, please RSVP to the librarians at 413-263-6828, x221 or mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org. 18+

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

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, and meet world traveling photographer Diane Savioli-Chase as she returns to Springfield with a new collection of Cuban photographs. See her images of the island nation, and meet the artist in this one hour social complete with refreshments and free attendance raffle. To attend, please RSVP to the librarians at 413-263-6828, x221 or mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org. 18+

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

LOCATION: Brightwood

Friday October 4, 2019
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Come For Coffee

Stop by the Brightwood Branch Library Friday mornings for coffee and conversation. We'll have the morning paper out, as well as crosswords, puzzles, and more. Bring along your knitting or crochet projects, or meet a friend for a hour of friendly socializing. Coffee and tea generously provided by the Friends of the Library. 18+

LOCATION: Brightwood

Stop by the Brightwood Branch Library Friday mornings for coffee and conversation. We'll have the morning paper out, as well as crosswords, puzzles, and more. Bring along your knitting or crochet projects, or meet a friend for a hour of friendly socializing. Coffee and tea generously provided by the Friends of the Library. 18+

LOCATION: Brightwood

 
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Mocha Moms Bi-Weekly Group Meeting

Mocha Moms, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization that seeks to empower and advocate for mothers of color. Our bi-weekly meetings hosted every 1st and 3rd Fridays, allow a space for us to discuss relevant issues that impact us as mothers of color. Children can attend with parent. All are welcome! For more information, please visit us on our website: springfieldmochamoms.wordpress.com, on Facebook: @SpringfieldMochas or call (413) 351-9326. We look forward to meeting you!

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

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

Mocha Moms, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization that seeks to empower and advocate for mothers of color. Our bi-weekly meetings hosted every 1st and 3rd Fridays, allow a space for us to discuss relevant issues that impact us as mothers of color. Children can attend with parent. All are welcome! For more information, please visit us on our website: springfieldmochamoms.wordpress.com, on Facebook: @SpringfieldMochas or call (413) 351-9326. We look forward to meeting you!

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

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

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room

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

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. Meets every Friday | 18+

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

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. Meets every Friday | 18+

CONTACT:
  East Springfield
  413.263.6840
  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Springfield

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Linda Grodofsky
  413 263.6836
  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Mason Square

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point

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

School getting you stressed? Join our Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens. We supply the crayons, pencils and pens and coloring pages. Just drop by and color your stress away. In the teen room, 2-5 pm, Friday afternoons. Indian Orchard branch

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

School getting you stressed? Join our Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens. We supply the crayons, pencils and pens and coloring pages. Just drop by and color your stress away. In the teen room, 2-5 pm, Friday afternoons. Indian Orchard branch

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

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

Saturday October 5, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Tai Chi for Everyone

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  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

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

CONTACT: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828 ext 221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
There are 10 spaces available.

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab

There are 10 spaces available.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  413.263.2628 x201
  

LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

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

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

Kids ages 4-10 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.

Register for a slot by calling 413-263-6858 or signing up on line at this link: https://www.springfieldlibrary.org/library/read-to-cadence-the-dog-at-sixteen-acres/

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 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.

Register for a slot by calling 413-263-6858 or signing up on line at this link: https://www.springfieldlibrary.org/library/read-to-cadence-the-dog-at-sixteen-acres/

CONTACT:
  Lori Chasen
  413.263.6858
  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

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

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt

Come to the East Springfield Library for an all-day neighborhood scavenger hunt! Work in teams, or go at it alone, as you search for items and log your findings with descriptions, drawings, or photographs. Complete the list and win a small treat! Snacks will be provided. For Ages 12-18.

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

Come to the East Springfield Library for an all-day neighborhood scavenger hunt! Work in teams, or go at it alone, as you search for items and log your findings with descriptions, drawings, or photographs. Complete the list and win a small treat! Snacks will be provided. For Ages 12-18.

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

LOCATION: East Springfield

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Revival: A Monthly Literary Arts Spotlight

Enjoy the readings of poets and other literary artists in this showcase of creative writing. An Open Mic will follow the featured readings. Curated & hosted by María Luisa Arroyo. 18+

multilingual poet | educator | literary arts coordinator | www.marialuisaarroyo.com | mlarroyo67@hotmail.com

To find out more and to be invited as a speaker for a future Revival, contact María Luisa Arroyo at: mlarroyo67@hotmail.com.

This is a non library sponsored event.

CONTACT: Maria Luisa Arroyo  mlarroyo67@hotmail.com
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

Enjoy the readings of poets and other literary artists in this showcase of creative writing. An Open Mic will follow the featured readings. Curated & hosted by María Luisa Arroyo. 18+

multilingual poet | educator | literary arts coordinator | www.marialuisaarroyo.com | mlarroyo67@hotmail.com

To find out more and to be invited as a speaker for a future Revival, contact María Luisa Arroyo at: mlarroyo67@hotmail.com.

This is a non library sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  Maria Luisa Arroyo
  
  mlarroyo67@hotmail.com

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Lunch Bunch

Come and enjoy a fun interactive story, an engaging activity and a free light lunch. Sponsored by Faith United Church.

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

Come and enjoy a fun interactive story, an engaging activity and a free light lunch. Sponsored by Faith United Church.

CONTACT:
  Alexandra Remy
  4132636843
  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Songbirds of the Northeast

Local naturalist John Root presents photographs and audio recordings of our region’s songbirds in this informative and attractive presentation about local birds and their habits. The role of song in these birds' lives as well as their diet, social behavior, and other adaptations for survival are discussed. You will also learn how to provide attractive habitat for songbirds in your own yard. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Springfield Cultural Council, a state agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. 18+

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

Local naturalist John Root presents photographs and audio recordings of our region’s songbirds in this informative and attractive presentation about local birds and their habits. The role of song in these birds' lives as well as their diet, social behavior, and other adaptations for survival are discussed. You will also learn how to provide attractive habitat for songbirds in your own yard. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Springfield Cultural Council, a state agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. 18+

CONTACT:
  Reggie Wilson
  413.263.6858
  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Write-Up Springfield Reads!

For ages 18 and up

Members of Write-Up Springfield, the library's creative writing group, share readings of their poems and creative fiction, and invite you to join them. An open mic will follow, and guests are welcomed to enjoy the reception and free raffle compliments of the Friends of the Library too. Readers include Robin Coolbeth, Tara Dasso, Donald Fisher, Tamara Fricke, Renay Jihad, Shane Robitaille, Kateri M. Walsh, and more.

CONTACT: Tara Dasso  413-244-8982  tdasso@gmail.com
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

For ages 18 and up

Members of Write-Up Springfield, the library's creative writing group, share readings of their poems and creative fiction, and invite you to join them. An open mic will follow, and guests are welcomed to enjoy the reception and free raffle compliments of the Friends of the Library too. Readers include Robin Coolbeth, Tara Dasso, Donald Fisher, Tamara Fricke, Renay Jihad, Shane Robitaille, Kateri M. Walsh, and more.

CONTACT:
  Tara Dasso
  413.244.8982
  tdasso@gmail.com

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

Monday October 7, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Family Storytime at Indian Orchard

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children.  Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Every Monday | Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome

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

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children.  Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Every Monday | Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome

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

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
AARP Discussion about Rx Costs

Come join AARP Massachusetts staff to talk about the rising costs of prescription drugs and what is being done both in the state legislature and in Congress to help all residents.

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT: Allison Staton  617-305-0510  astaton@aarp.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

Come join AARP Massachusetts staff to talk about the rising costs of prescription drugs and what is being done both in the state legislature and in Congress to help all residents.

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT:
  Allison Staton
  617.305.0510
  astaton@aarp.org

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Blackout Poetry

Blackout Poetry is created when a poet takes a marker to written text, like a book page, and blacks out words until a new poem is formed. Want to give it a try? We’ll supply the pages, the markers, and some examples. You’ll create the art. For ages 12-18.

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

Blackout Poetry is created when a poet takes a marker to written text, like a book page, and blacks out words until a new poem is formed. Want to give it a try? We’ll supply the pages, the markers, and some examples. You’ll create the art. For ages 12-18.

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

LOCATION: East Springfield

 
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Looking at Art: An Historical Review
Take a tour of world art from the Middle Ages to the present. Art historian and librarian Guy McLain will review the architecture, painting, and sculpture of some of art history's most significant traditions and styles in this fascinating, four-part series complete with visuals and lively discussion. Consideration of major political and social movements and how they affected art will help make this a well-rounded review of some of the worlds most enduring art. 18+
 
Class 1, September 16th, includes a look at the art of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
Class 2, September 23rd,  takes students through the Baroque and the Neo-Classical periods.
Class 3, September 30th, covers the Nineteenth Century, concentrating on Impressionism, and the American Gilded Age.
Class 4, October 7, explores Twentieth Century art, and continues through the present time.
CONTACT: Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
There are 6 spaces available.
Take a tour of world art from the Middle Ages to the present. Art historian and librarian Guy McLain will review the architecture, painting, and sculpture of some of art history's most significant traditions and styles in this fascinating, four-part series complete with visuals and lively discussion. Consideration of major political and social movements and how they affected art will help make this a well-rounded review of some of the worlds most enduring art. 18+
 
Class 1, September 16th, includes a look at the art of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
Class 2, September 23rd,  takes students through the Baroque and the Neo-Classical periods.
Class 3, September 30th, covers the Nineteenth Century, concentrating on Impressionism, and the American Gilded Age.
Class 4, October 7, explores Twentieth Century art, and continues through the present time.
CONTACT:
  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith
  413.263.6828, x221
  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

There are 6 spaces available.

Tuesday October 8, 2019
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Peggy Dialessi
  413.263.6846
  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Indian Orchard