Monday May 25, 2020
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Memorial Day: All Libraries Closed

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Director's Office
  413 263.6828 ext 290
  

LOCATION: All Library Locations

Tuesday June 2, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
U.S. History And Media Discussion Group

If you love United States history then this is the group for you.  The group reviews books, documentaries, and U.S. history topics in a monthly, lively discussion.  Occasionally, the group views critically acclaimed U.S. history films together, and brings in guest speakers to join them too. Newcomers are always welcomed! Refreshments available compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Meets on the first Tuesday of every month | 18+

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

If you love United States history then this is the group for you.  The group reviews books, documentaries, and U.S. history topics in a monthly, lively discussion.  Occasionally, the group views critically acclaimed U.S. history films together, and brings in guest speakers to join them too. Newcomers are always welcomed! Refreshments available compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Meets on the first Tuesday of every month | 18+

CONTACT:
  Reggie Wilson
  413.263.6858
   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

Wednesday June 3, 2020
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Springfield Library Commission Meeting

General Monthly Meeting 

CONTACT: Jamillah Vernon  413-263-6828 x422  jvernon@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

General Monthly Meeting 

CONTACT:
  Jamillah Vernon
  413.263.6828 x422
   jvernon@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
ONLINE - Books & Brew Book Group

Join a lively book discussion with other readers! We will have a video meeting on Zoom, which works best with a smartphone or computer with internet, but calling in via phone is also an option. Please register to receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting. Ages 18+.

The book for our Wednesday, June 3 discussion is The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters by Balli Kaur Jaswal. It's available to borrow as an ebook or an audio book through Hoopla with your Springfield library card. New to Hoopla? Here's a video about how to register.

To register or join the email list for this group, contact Kat Good-Schiff at kgood-schiff@springfieldlibrary.org.  

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

Join a lively book discussion with other readers! We will have a video meeting on Zoom, which works best with a smartphone or computer with internet, but calling in via phone is also an option. Please register to receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting. Ages 18+.

The book for our Wednesday, June 3 discussion is The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters by Balli Kaur Jaswal. It's available to borrow as an ebook or an audio book through Hoopla with your Springfield library card. New to Hoopla? Here's a video about how to register.

To register or join the email list for this group, contact Kat Good-Schiff at kgood-schiff@springfieldlibrary.org.  

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

LOCATION: Offsite

Thursday June 4, 2020
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Book Club Without Rules for Teens

This is the Book Club Without Rules (about books).  The book club for teens. What book got you really excited? Or made you cry? Or made you stay up past your bedtime to finish it? Join Meg as we talk all about books. And movies. And movies made from books.  The FIRST Thursday of the month,  just drop into the Homework Center from 4-5 pm. For ages 12-18. Light snacks will be served. For more information please call 413 263 6846.

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

This is the Book Club Without Rules (about books).  The book club for teens. What book got you really excited? Or made you cry? Or made you stay up past your bedtime to finish it? Join Meg as we talk all about books. And movies. And movies made from books.  The FIRST Thursday of the month,  just drop into the Homework Center from 4-5 pm. For ages 12-18. Light snacks will be served. For more information please call 413 263 6846.

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

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

Saturday June 6, 2020
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Flying High Doggies

Join us on the lawn outside of the East Forest Park Branch Library for an amazing show from some of the most athletic Border Collies on the planet. They’ll perform with Mike Piazza, multiple world finalist and world record holder in K-9 Frisbee and the current #1 Professional K-9 frisbee performer in the world! There will be a variety of frisbee stunts and other entertaining tricks during the performance and lots of audience participation.

Fun for humans of all ages! Please bring your own blanket or lawn chairs for this special outdoor event.

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

Join us on the lawn outside of the East Forest Park Branch Library for an amazing show from some of the most athletic Border Collies on the planet. They’ll perform with Mike Piazza, multiple world finalist and world record holder in K-9 Frisbee and the current #1 Professional K-9 frisbee performer in the world! There will be a variety of frisbee stunts and other entertaining tricks during the performance and lots of audience participation.

Fun for humans of all ages! Please bring your own blanket or lawn chairs for this special outdoor event.

CONTACT:
  Maureen Tipton
  413.263.6836
   mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Forest Park

Tuesday June 9, 2020
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
ONLINE - Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group

Explore great books, join in on a lively discussion, and meet others who enjoy reading too. New members are always welcome. Meets on the second Tuesday of every month | Adults

This month's selection is Afterlife by Julia Alvarez (2020) fiction. It's available to borrow as an eBook through Hoopla with your Springfield City Library card.

We will have a video meeting on Zoom, which works best with a smartphone, tablet, or computer with internet, but calling in via phone is also an option. To join the group's email list or to receive an invitation to the June 9th Zoom meeting, please contact Lisa Lipshires at llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org

CONTACT: Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 ext 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Offsite

Explore great books, join in on a lively discussion, and meet others who enjoy reading too. New members are always welcome. Meets on the second Tuesday of every month | Adults

This month's selection is Afterlife by Julia Alvarez (2020) fiction. It's available to borrow as an eBook through Hoopla with your Springfield City Library card.

We will have a video meeting on Zoom, which works best with a smartphone, tablet, or computer with internet, but calling in via phone is also an option. To join the group's email list or to receive an invitation to the June 9th Zoom meeting, please contact Lisa Lipshires at llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org

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

LOCATION: Offsite

Saturday June 13, 2020
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
ONLINE Write-Up Springfield

Creative writers of all types are invited to join Write-Up Springfield at their monthly meeting. Writers share their creative work for feedback and constructive comments from other group members in this interactive, adult-only workshop. Newcomers welcomed, though please preregister at mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org so we can properly plan. For ages 18 and up.

This meeting will be a virtual Zoom videoconference. Please contact librarian Matthew Jaquith at mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org if you are new to the group for login information.

Funding comes from the Friends of the Library and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The group meets on the second Saturday of each month.



Location: Central Library

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

Creative writers of all types are invited to join Write-Up Springfield at their monthly meeting. Writers share their creative work for feedback and constructive comments from other group members in this interactive, adult-only workshop. Newcomers welcomed, though please preregister at mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org so we can properly plan. For ages 18 and up.

This meeting will be a virtual Zoom videoconference. Please contact librarian Matthew Jaquith at mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org if you are new to the group for login information.

Funding comes from the Friends of the Library and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The group meets on the second Saturday of each month.



Location: Central Library

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

LOCATION: All Library Locations

Tuesday June 16, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Community Garden Workshops

Join us to explore different gardening topics each month. New gardeners welcome. Open to the public.

This is a non-library-sponsored event.

CONTACT: Sister Anna Gilbert-Muhammad  413 214-1237  anna@nofamass.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room

Join us to explore different gardening topics each month. New gardeners welcome. Open to the public.

This is a non-library-sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  Sister Anna Gilbert-Muhammad
  413 214.1237
   anna@nofamass.org

LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Book Club Meeting

Monthly book club meeting

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT: anne cesan  413 782 7702  a126chocolate@gmail.com
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

Monthly book club meeting

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT:
  anne cesan
  413 782 7702
   a126chocolate@gmail.com

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reggie Wilson 
  413.263.6858
   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

Wednesday June 17, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Bookish Breakfast

Put on your reading glasses and enjoy a friendly discussion about short stories and feature articles while enjoying a morning social over breakfast with fellow book lovers. A free round of coffee or tea compliments of the Friends of the Library for everyone who attends. Bookish Breakfast meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Cafe Christo (513 Belmont Ave. Springfield). 18+

June's reading will be the short story "Memiors Of A Bootlegger's Son" written by Saul Bellow, and available from Granta 41 (1993) as well as on-line. Copies wlll be available at the Forest Park Branch Library during regular library hours.

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

Put on your reading glasses and enjoy a friendly discussion about short stories and feature articles while enjoying a morning social over breakfast with fellow book lovers. A free round of coffee or tea compliments of the Friends of the Library for everyone who attends. Bookish Breakfast meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Cafe Christo (513 Belmont Ave. Springfield). 18+

June's reading will be the short story "Memiors Of A Bootlegger's Son" written by Saul Bellow, and available from Granta 41 (1993) as well as on-line. Copies wlll be available at the Forest Park Branch Library during regular library hours.

CONTACT:
  Ann Harper
  413.263.6843
   aharper@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Forest Park

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Urban League of Spfld., FGP

 Inservice Training

This is a non-library sponsored event

 

 

CONTACT: Andrew R. Cade  4132621429  andrew6503@aol.com
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

 Inservice Training

This is a non-library sponsored event

 

 

CONTACT:
  Andrew R. Cade
  4132621429
   andrew6503@aol.com

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room

Thursday June 18, 2020
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Job Training Information Table

Want to improve your job skills or change careers? Stop by the Job Training Information Table from 2-4 pm to find out about free job training offered in the Springfield/Holyoke area. The information table will be staffed by workforce development specialists from Holyoke Community College. 16+

CONTACT: Lisa Lipshires  (413) 263-6828 x 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Rotunda

Want to improve your job skills or change careers? Stop by the Job Training Information Table from 2-4 pm to find out about free job training offered in the Springfield/Holyoke area. The information table will be staffed by workforce development specialists from Holyoke Community College. 16+

CONTACT:
  Lisa Lipshires
  (413) 263.6828 x 395
   llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library Rotunda

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Community Garden Workshops

Join us to explore different gardening topics each month. New gardeners welcome. Open to the public.

This is a non-library-sponsored event.

Maintaining Your Garden The Easy Way:

Gardening and maintaining your plot is easier than you think! This workshop will cover organic maintenance tips such as interplanting of cover crops, using compost, easy weeding techniques, and how to use leaves to keep the soil covered. Succession planting will also be demonstrated to keep your favorite food growing throughout the season.

CONTACT: Sister Anna Gilbert-Muhammad  413 214-1237  anna@nofamass.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom

Join us to explore different gardening topics each month. New gardeners welcome. Open to the public.

This is a non-library-sponsored event.

Maintaining Your Garden The Easy Way:

Gardening and maintaining your plot is easier than you think! This workshop will cover organic maintenance tips such as interplanting of cover crops, using compost, easy weeding techniques, and how to use leaves to keep the soil covered. Succession planting will also be demonstrated to keep your favorite food growing throughout the season.

CONTACT:
  Sister Anna Gilbert-Muhammad
  413 214.1237
   anna@nofamass.org

LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom

Saturday June 20, 2020
 
 
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11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Seeds of a Father Meeting
CONTACT: Kevin Green    Kevingreen.soaf@gma   Kevingreen.soaf@gmail.com
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room
CONTACT:
  Kevin Green  
   Kevingreen.soaf@gma
    Kevingreen.soaf@gmail.com

LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room

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

Learn the ancient Japanese art of origami with an experienced teacher.  We typically teach beginner through intermediate although all levels of experience are welcome.  Origami paper is provided.   Come fold paper with us!  This workshop is intended for ages 8- adults.  Younger children may participate assisted by a parent.

Origami usually meets the third Saturday of the month from noon to 2 p.m. Occasionally Saturdays may differ, so please call 413-263-6858 to confirm dates.

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

Learn the ancient Japanese art of origami with an experienced teacher.  We typically teach beginner through intermediate although all levels of experience are welcome.  Origami paper is provided.   Come fold paper with us!  This workshop is intended for ages 8- adults.  Younger children may participate assisted by a parent.

Origami usually meets the third Saturday of the month from noon to 2 p.m. Occasionally Saturdays may differ, so please call 413-263-6858 to confirm dates.

CONTACT:
  Emma Peterson
  413.263.6858
   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

Tuesday June 23, 2020
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
WIC: Food and Nutrition Benefits for Mothers and Their Children

Low income mothers and their children may qualify for government-sponsored food and nutrition benefits. See how you may qualify and demystify the application process at this staffed information table designed especially for pregnant women, mothers, and their families. A representative from Tapestry Health of Springfield will be available to help guide parents through the application process, and explain how to best use the WIC benefits. Se habla español. Teens and adults.

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

Low income mothers and their children may qualify for government-sponsored food and nutrition benefits. See how you may qualify and demystify the application process at this staffed information table designed especially for pregnant women, mothers, and their families. A representative from Tapestry Health of Springfield will be available to help guide parents through the application process, and explain how to best use the WIC benefits. Se habla español. Teens and adults.

CONTACT:
  Ann Harper
  413.263.6843
   aharper@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

Friday June 26, 2020
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Craft Your Cares Away

Enjoy making arts and craft projects while taking your mind off of everyday worries. Each session features a new craft, and supplies come will compliments from the Friends of the Library. 18+

June 26: painting mandala sun catchers

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

Enjoy making arts and craft projects while taking your mind off of everyday worries. Each session features a new craft, and supplies come will compliments from the Friends of the Library. 18+

June 26: painting mandala sun catchers

CONTACT:
  Maxine Girard
  413.263.6855
   mgirard@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point

Tuesday June 30, 2020
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Library Flower Garden: American Flowers Week Celebration

America is a beautiful landscape of wildflowers unique to every state. During the national American Flower Week, help Forest Park Library staff plant our summer flower garden. Refreshments come with compliments from the Friends of the Library as a thank you to our helpful community members.18+

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

America is a beautiful landscape of wildflowers unique to every state. During the national American Flower Week, help Forest Park Library staff plant our summer flower garden. Refreshments come with compliments from the Friends of the Library as a thank you to our helpful community members.18+

CONTACT:
  Alexandra Remy
  4132636843
   aremy@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

Wednesday July 1, 2020
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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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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Books & Brew Book Group

Cure your mid-week blues with a lively book discussion and some coffee, tea, or root beer at the East Forest Park library. Copies of the discussion book will be available at the library prior to the meeting. Since we’ll meet in the Cafe, participants are welcome to bring their own food or something to share. First Wednesdays of the month, no sign-up needed. 18+

The book for our Wednesday, July 1 discussion is to be determined and will be announced by June 5. 

 

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

Cure your mid-week blues with a lively book discussion and some coffee, tea, or root beer at the East Forest Park library. Copies of the discussion book will be available at the library prior to the meeting. Since we’ll meet in the Cafe, participants are welcome to bring their own food or something to share. First Wednesdays of the month, no sign-up needed. 18+

The book for our Wednesday, July 1 discussion is to be determined and will be announced by June 5. 

 

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

LOCATION: East Forest Park Cafe

Thursday July 2, 2020
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Book Club Without Rules for Teens

This is the Book Club Without Rules (about books).  The book club for teens. What book got you really excited? Or made you cry? Or made you stay up past your bedtime to finish it? Join Meg as we talk all about books. And movies. And movies made from books.  The FIRST Thursday of the month,  just drop into the Homework Center from 4-5 pm. For ages 12-18. Light snacks will be served. For more information please call 413 263 6846.

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

This is the Book Club Without Rules (about books).  The book club for teens. What book got you really excited? Or made you cry? Or made you stay up past your bedtime to finish it? Join Meg as we talk all about books. And movies. And movies made from books.  The FIRST Thursday of the month,  just drop into the Homework Center from 4-5 pm. For ages 12-18. Light snacks will be served. For more information please call 413 263 6846.

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

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

Friday July 3, 2020
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Independence Day (Observed): All Libraries Closed

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Director's Office
  413 263.6828 ext 290
  

LOCATION: All Library Locations

Saturday July 4, 2020
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Independence Day: All Libraries Closed

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Director's Office
  413 263.6828 ext 290
  

LOCATION: All Library Locations

Tuesday July 7, 2020
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
WIC: Food and Nutrition Benefits for Mothers and Their Children

Low income mothers and their children may qualify for government-sponsored food and nutrition benefits. See how you may qualify and demystify the application process at this staffed information table designed especially for pregnant women, mothers, and their families. A representative from Tapestry Health of Springfield will be available to help guide parents through the application process, and explain how to best use the WIC benefits. Se habla español. Teens and adults.

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

Low income mothers and their children may qualify for government-sponsored food and nutrition benefits. See how you may qualify and demystify the application process at this staffed information table designed especially for pregnant women, mothers, and their families. A representative from Tapestry Health of Springfield will be available to help guide parents through the application process, and explain how to best use the WIC benefits. Se habla español. Teens and adults.

CONTACT:
  Ann Harper
  413.263.6843
   aharper@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
U.S. History And Media Discussion Group

If you love United States history then this is the group for you.  The group reviews books, documentaries, and U.S. history topics in a monthly, lively discussion.  Occasionally, the group views critically acclaimed U.S. history films together, and brings in guest speakers to join them too. Newcomers are always welcomed! Refreshments available compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Meets on the first Tuesday of every month | 18+

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

If you love United States history then this is the group for you.  The group reviews books, documentaries, and U.S. history topics in a monthly, lively discussion.  Occasionally, the group views critically acclaimed U.S. history films together, and brings in guest speakers to join them too. Newcomers are always welcomed! Refreshments available compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Meets on the first Tuesday of every month | 18+

CONTACT:
  Reggie Wilson
  413.263.6858
   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

Wednesday July 8, 2020
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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

Tuesday July 14, 2020
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group

Explore great books, join in on a lively discussion, and meet others who enjoy reading too. The group selects a new book every month, copies of which are available at the second floor Welcome Desk. New members are always welcome. Meets on the second Tuesday of every month | Adults

This month's selection is The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century by Kirk W. Johnson (2018) nonfiction.
 

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

Explore great books, join in on a lively discussion, and meet others who enjoy reading too. The group selects a new book every month, copies of which are available at the second floor Welcome Desk. New members are always welcome. Meets on the second Tuesday of every month | Adults

This month's selection is The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century by Kirk W. Johnson (2018) nonfiction.
 

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

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

Wednesday July 15, 2020
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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

Thursday July 16, 2020
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Book Club Without Rules for Teens

This is the Book Club Without Rules (about books).  The book club for teens. What book got you really excited? Or made you cry? Or made you stay up past your bedtime to finish it? Join Meg as we talk all about books. And movies. And movies made from books.  The FIRST Thursday of the month,  just drop into the Homework Center from 4-5 pm. For ages 12-18. Light snacks will be served. For more information please call 413 263 6846.

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

This is the Book Club Without Rules (about books).  The book club for teens. What book got you really excited? Or made you cry? Or made you stay up past your bedtime to finish it? Join Meg as we talk all about books. And movies. And movies made from books.  The FIRST Thursday of the month,  just drop into the Homework Center from 4-5 pm. For ages 12-18. Light snacks will be served. For more information please call 413 263 6846.

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

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

Saturday July 18, 2020
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Yoga for Chronic Pain

Racquel Hatfield, a registered nurse and certified yoga instructor, will guide you through poses specific to some of the most common ailments seen in those with chronic pain.  Space is limited, so please register online, or call the staff at 413-263-6858.  Please wear comfortable clothing. 18+

Please note: The branch will be closed, but we will be available to open the doors for registered participants.

CONTACT: Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
There are 11 spaces available.

Racquel Hatfield, a registered nurse and certified yoga instructor, will guide you through poses specific to some of the most common ailments seen in those with chronic pain.  Space is limited, so please register online, or call the staff at 413-263-6858.  Please wear comfortable clothing. 18+

Please note: The branch will be closed, but we will be available to open the doors for registered participants.

CONTACT:
  Emma Peterson
  413.263.6858
   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

There are 11 spaces available.

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

Learn the ancient Japanese art of origami with an experienced teacher.  We typically teach beginner through intermediate although all levels of experience are welcome.  Origami paper is provided.   Come fold paper with us!  This workshop is intended for ages 8- adults.  Younger children may participate assisted by a parent.

Origami usually meets the third Saturday of the month from noon to 2 p.m. Occasionally Saturdays may differ, so please call 413-263-6858 to confirm dates.

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

Learn the ancient Japanese art of origami with an experienced teacher.  We typically teach beginner through intermediate although all levels of experience are welcome.  Origami paper is provided.   Come fold paper with us!  This workshop is intended for ages 8- adults.  Younger children may participate assisted by a parent.

Origami usually meets the third Saturday of the month from noon to 2 p.m. Occasionally Saturdays may differ, so please call 413-263-6858 to confirm dates.

CONTACT:
  Emma Peterson
  413.263.6858
   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

Tuesday July 21, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Community Garden Workshops

Join us to explore different gardening topics each month. New gardeners welcome. Open to the public.

This is a non-library-sponsored event.

CONTACT: Sister Anna Gilbert-Muhammad  413 214-1237  anna@nofamass.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room

Join us to explore different gardening topics each month. New gardeners welcome. Open to the public.

This is a non-library-sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  Sister Anna Gilbert-Muhammad
  413 214.1237
   anna@nofamass.org

LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room

 
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
WIC: Food and Nutrition Benefits for Mothers and Their Children

Low income mothers and their children may qualify for government-sponsored food and nutrition benefits. See how you may qualify and demystify the application process at this staffed information table designed especially for pregnant women, mothers, and their families. A representative from Tapestry Health of Springfield will be available to help guide parents through the application process, and explain how to best use the WIC benefits. Se habla español. Teens and adults.

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

Low income mothers and their children may qualify for government-sponsored food and nutrition benefits. See how you may qualify and demystify the application process at this staffed information table designed especially for pregnant women, mothers, and their families. A representative from Tapestry Health of Springfield will be available to help guide parents through the application process, and explain how to best use the WIC benefits. Se habla español. Teens and adults.

CONTACT:
  Ann Harper
  413.263.6843
   aharper@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reggie Wilson 
  413.263.6858
   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

Wednesday July 22, 2020
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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

Thursday July 23, 2020
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Community Garden Workshops

Join us to explore different gardening topics each month. New gardeners welcome. Open to the public.

This is a non-library-sponsored event.

Easy Harvesting Techniques

Now that your favorite dish has been planted; now we get to harvest some of the riches from the garden.  This workshop will cover best harvesting practices, what is available to harvest and the best tools for harvesting.  Garden fresh samples from the garden will also be available.

CONTACT: Sister Anna Gilbert-Muhammad  413 214-1237  anna@nofamass.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom

Join us to explore different gardening topics each month. New gardeners welcome. Open to the public.

This is a non-library-sponsored event.

Easy Harvesting Techniques

Now that your favorite dish has been planted; now we get to harvest some of the riches from the garden.  This workshop will cover best harvesting practices, what is available to harvest and the best tools for harvesting.  Garden fresh samples from the garden will also be available.

CONTACT:
  Sister Anna Gilbert-Muhammad
  413 214.1237
   anna@nofamass.org

LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom

Friday July 24, 2020

It's time for Snack BINGO this summer at East Springfield. Come play for a chance to win a candy bar, or snack pack of cookies or chips! This program is for all ages so bring your friends and family. 

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

It's time for Snack BINGO this summer at East Springfield. Come play for a chance to win a candy bar, or snack pack of cookies or chips! This program is for all ages so bring your friends and family. 

CONTACT:
  Trish Labroad
  413.263.6840
   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Springfield

 

It's time for Snack BINGO this summer at Pine Point. Come play for a chance to win a candy bar, or snack pack of cookies or chips! This program is for all ages so bring your friends and family. This program is happening on June 19, July 24 and August 21.

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

It's time for Snack BINGO this summer at Pine Point. Come play for a chance to win a candy bar, or snack pack of cookies or chips! This program is for all ages so bring your friends and family. This program is happening on June 19, July 24 and August 21.

CONTACT:
  Maxine Girard
  413.263.6855
   mgirard@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point

Monday July 27, 2020
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Armchair Travel Book Club

Join Armchair Travel each month to read a selected work that features unique settings from around the globe. Refreshments based on themes in the book will be provided by Friends of the Library. An appreciation for travel, other cultures, and good food will enhance reader experience in this book discussion group. Copies of the book will be available at the Central Library second floor Welcome Desk.

The first meeting will be Monday, March 23rd and the book selection is The Last Days of Cafe Leila, by Donia Bijan (2017, fiction).

CONTACT: Chelsea Tuthill  413-263-6828 x 395  ctuthill@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

Join Armchair Travel each month to read a selected work that features unique settings from around the globe. Refreshments based on themes in the book will be provided by Friends of the Library. An appreciation for travel, other cultures, and good food will enhance reader experience in this book discussion group. Copies of the book will be available at the Central Library second floor Welcome Desk.

The first meeting will be Monday, March 23rd and the book selection is The Last Days of Cafe Leila, by Donia Bijan (2017, fiction).

CONTACT:
  Chelsea Tuthill
  413.263.6828 x 395
   ctuthill@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

Wednesday July 29, 2020
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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

Tuesday August 4, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
U.S. History And Media Discussion Group

If you love United States history then this is the group for you.  The group reviews books, documentaries, and U.S. history topics in a monthly, lively discussion.  Occasionally, the group views critically acclaimed U.S. history films together, and brings in guest speakers to join them too. Newcomers are always welcomed! Refreshments available compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Meets on the first Tuesday of every month | 18+

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

If you love United States history then this is the group for you.  The group reviews books, documentaries, and U.S. history topics in a monthly, lively discussion.  Occasionally, the group views critically acclaimed U.S. history films together, and brings in guest speakers to join them too. Newcomers are always welcomed! Refreshments available compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Meets on the first Tuesday of every month | 18+

CONTACT:
  Reggie Wilson
  413.263.6858
   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

Wednesday August 5, 2020
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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

Saturday August 8, 2020
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Write-Up Springfield!

For ages 18 and up

Creative writers of all types are invited to join Write-Up Springfield at their monthly meeting of networking, writing exercise, and creative sharing. Here, writers share their creative work for feedback and constructive comments from others in the group in this interactive, adult-only workshop. Newcomers welcomed, though please preregister at 413-263-6828, x221 or mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org so we can properly plan. Funding comes from the Friends of the Library and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The group meets on the second Saturday of each month.

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

For ages 18 and up

Creative writers of all types are invited to join Write-Up Springfield at their monthly meeting of networking, writing exercise, and creative sharing. Here, writers share their creative work for feedback and constructive comments from others in the group in this interactive, adult-only workshop. Newcomers welcomed, though please preregister at 413-263-6828, x221 or mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org so we can properly plan. Funding comes from the Friends of the Library and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The group meets on the second Saturday of each month.

CONTACT:
  Tara Dasso
  413.244.8982
   tdasso@gmail.com

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

Tuesday August 11, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Community Garden Workshops

Join us to explore different gardening topics each month. New gardeners welcome. Open to the public.

This is a non-library-sponsored event.

CONTACT: Sister Anna Gilbert-Muhammad  413 214-1237  anna@nofamass.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room

Join us to explore different gardening topics each month. New gardeners welcome. Open to the public.

This is a non-library-sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  Sister Anna Gilbert-Muhammad
  413 214.1237
   anna@nofamass.org

LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room

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

Explore great books, join in on a lively discussion, and meet others who enjoy reading too. The group selects a new book every month, copies of which are available at the second floor Welcome Desk. New members are always welcome. Meets on the second Tuesday of every month | Adults

This month's selection is Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (2017) fiction.
 

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

Explore great books, join in on a lively discussion, and meet others who enjoy reading too. The group selects a new book every month, copies of which are available at the second floor Welcome Desk. New members are always welcome. Meets on the second Tuesday of every month | Adults

This month's selection is Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (2017) fiction.
 

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

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

Wednesday August 12, 2020
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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

Thursday August 13, 2020
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Book Club Without Rules for Teens

This is the Book Club Without Rules (about books).  The book club for teens. What book got you really excited? Or made you cry? Or made you stay up past your bedtime to finish it? Join Meg as we talk all about books. And movies. And movies made from books.  The FIRST Thursday of the month,  just drop into the Homework Center from 4-5 pm. For ages 12-18. Light snacks will be served. For more information please call 413 263 6846.

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

This is the Book Club Without Rules (about books).  The book club for teens. What book got you really excited? Or made you cry? Or made you stay up past your bedtime to finish it? Join Meg as we talk all about books. And movies. And movies made from books.  The FIRST Thursday of the month,  just drop into the Homework Center from 4-5 pm. For ages 12-18. Light snacks will be served. For more information please call 413 263 6846.

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

LOCATION: Indian Orchard

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Community Garden Workshops

Join us to explore different gardening topics each month. New gardeners welcome. Open to the public.

This is a non-library-sponsored event.

CONTACT: Sister Anna Gilbert-Muhammad  413 214-1237  anna@nofamass.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom

Join us to explore different gardening topics each month. New gardeners welcome. Open to the public.

This is a non-library-sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  Sister Anna Gilbert-Muhammad
  413 214.1237
   anna@nofamass.org

LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom

Saturday August 15, 2020
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Origami with Valley Folds

Learn the ancient Japanese art of origami with an experienced teacher. We typically teach beginner through intermediate although all levels of experience are welcome. Origami paper is provided. Come fold paper with us! This workshop is intended for ages 8- adults. Younger children may participate assisted by a parent.

Origami usually meets the third Saturday of the month from noon to 2 p.m. Occasionally Saturdays may differ, so please call 413-263-6858 to confirm dates.

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

Learn the ancient Japanese art of origami with an experienced teacher. We typically teach beginner through intermediate although all levels of experience are welcome. Origami paper is provided. Come fold paper with us! This workshop is intended for ages 8- adults. Younger children may participate assisted by a parent.

Origami usually meets the third Saturday of the month from noon to 2 p.m. Occasionally Saturdays may differ, so please call 413-263-6858 to confirm dates.

CONTACT:
  Emma Peterson
  413.263.6858
   epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

Tuesday August 18, 2020
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6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
Now You're Cooking

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reggie Wilson 
  413.263.6858
   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

Wednesday August 19, 2020
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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

Friday August 21, 2020

It's time for Snack BINGO this summer at East Springfield. Come play for a chance to win a candy bar, or snack pack of cookies or chips! This program is for all ages so bring your friends and family. 

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

It's time for Snack BINGO this summer at East Springfield. Come play for a chance to win a candy bar, or snack pack of cookies or chips! This program is for all ages so bring your friends and family. 

CONTACT:
  Trish Labroad
  413.263.6840
   tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: East Springfield

 

It's time for Snack BINGO this summer at Pine Point. Come play for a chance to win a candy bar, or snack pack of cookies or chips! This program is for all ages so bring your friends and family.

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

It's time for Snack BINGO this summer at Pine Point. Come play for a chance to win a candy bar, or snack pack of cookies or chips! This program is for all ages so bring your friends and family.

CONTACT:
  Maxine Girard
  413.263.6855
   mgirard@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point

Monday August 24, 2020
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Armchair Travel Book Club

Join Armchair Travel each month to read a selected work that features unique settings from around the globe. Refreshments based on themes in the book will be provided by Friends of the Library. An appreciation for travel, other cultures, and good food will enhance reader experience in this book discussion group. Copies of the book will be available at the Central Library second floor Welcome Desk.

The first meeting will be Monday, March 23rd and the book selection is The Last Days of Cafe Leila, by Donia Bijan (2017, fiction).

CONTACT: Chelsea Tuthill  413-263-6828 x 395  ctuthill@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

Join Armchair Travel each month to read a selected work that features unique settings from around the globe. Refreshments based on themes in the book will be provided by Friends of the Library. An appreciation for travel, other cultures, and good food will enhance reader experience in this book discussion group. Copies of the book will be available at the Central Library second floor Welcome Desk.

The first meeting will be Monday, March 23rd and the book selection is The Last Days of Cafe Leila, by Donia Bijan (2017, fiction).

CONTACT:
  Chelsea Tuthill
  413.263.6828 x 395
   ctuthill@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

Wednesday August 26, 2020
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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

Tuesday September 1, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
U.S. History And Media Discussion Group

If you love United States history then this is the group for you.  The group reviews books, documentaries, and U.S. history topics in a monthly, lively discussion.  Occasionally, the group views critically acclaimed U.S. history films together, and brings in guest speakers to join them too. Newcomers are always welcomed! Refreshments available compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Meets on the first Tuesday of every month | 18+

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

If you love United States history then this is the group for you.  The group reviews books, documentaries, and U.S. history topics in a monthly, lively discussion.  Occasionally, the group views critically acclaimed U.S. history films together, and brings in guest speakers to join them too. Newcomers are always welcomed! Refreshments available compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Meets on the first Tuesday of every month | 18+

CONTACT:
  Reggie Wilson
  413.263.6858
   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

Wednesday September 2, 2020
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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

Monday September 7, 2020
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Labor Day: All Libraries Closed

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Director's Office
  413 263.6828 ext 290
  

LOCATION: All Library Locations

Tuesday September 8, 2020
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group

Explore great books, join in on a lively discussion, and meet others who enjoy reading too. The group selects a new book every month, copies of which are available at the second floor Welcome Desk. New members are always welcome. Meets on the second Tuesday of every month | Adults

This month's selection is My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell (1956) nonfiction.
 

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

Explore great books, join in on a lively discussion, and meet others who enjoy reading too. The group selects a new book every month, copies of which are available at the second floor Welcome Desk. New members are always welcome. Meets on the second Tuesday of every month | Adults

This month's selection is My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell (1956) nonfiction.
 

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

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

Wednesday September 9, 2020
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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

Saturday September 12, 2020
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Write-Up Springfield!

For ages 18 and up

Creative writers of all types are invited to join Write-Up Springfield at their monthly meeting of networking, writing exercise, and creative sharing. Here, writers share their creative work for feedback and constructive comments from others in the group in this interactive, adult-only workshop. Newcomers welcomed, though please preregister at 413-263-6828, x221 or mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org so we can properly plan. Funding comes from the Friends of the Library and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The group meets on the second Saturday of each month.

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

For ages 18 and up

Creative writers of all types are invited to join Write-Up Springfield at their monthly meeting of networking, writing exercise, and creative sharing. Here, writers share their creative work for feedback and constructive comments from others in the group in this interactive, adult-only workshop. Newcomers welcomed, though please preregister at 413-263-6828, x221 or mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org so we can properly plan. Funding comes from the Friends of the Library and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The group meets on the second Saturday of each month.

CONTACT:
  Tara Dasso
  413.244.8982
   tdasso@gmail.com

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

Tuesday September 15, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Community Garden Workshops

Join us to explore different gardening topics each month. New gardeners welcome. Open to the public.

This is a non-library-sponsored event.

CONTACT: Sister Anna Gilbert-Muhammad  413 214-1237  anna@nofamass.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room

Join us to explore different gardening topics each month. New gardeners welcome. Open to the public.

This is a non-library-sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  Sister Anna Gilbert-Muhammad
  413 214.1237
   anna@nofamass.org

LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reggie Wilson 
  413.263.6858
   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

Wednesday September 16, 2020
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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

Thursday September 17, 2020
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Community Garden Workshops

Join us to explore different gardening topics each month. New gardeners welcome. Open to the public.

This is a non-library-sponsored event.

CONTACT: Sister Anna Gilbert-Muhammad  413 214-1237  anna@nofamass.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom

Join us to explore different gardening topics each month. New gardeners welcome. Open to the public.

This is a non-library-sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  Sister Anna Gilbert-Muhammad
  413 214.1237
   anna@nofamass.org

LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom

Wednesday September 23, 2020
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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

Wednesday September 30, 2020
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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

Tuesday October 6, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
U.S. History And Media Discussion Group

If you love United States history then this is the group for you.  The group reviews books, documentaries, and U.S. history topics in a monthly, lively discussion.  Occasionally, the group views critically acclaimed U.S. history films together, and brings in guest speakers to join them too. Newcomers are always welcomed! Refreshments available compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Meets on the first Tuesday of every month | 18+

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

If you love United States history then this is the group for you.  The group reviews books, documentaries, and U.S. history topics in a monthly, lively discussion.  Occasionally, the group views critically acclaimed U.S. history films together, and brings in guest speakers to join them too. Newcomers are always welcomed! Refreshments available compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Meets on the first Tuesday of every month | 18+

CONTACT:
  Reggie Wilson
  413.263.6858
   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

Wednesday October 7, 2020
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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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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sector H Meeting
CONTACT: Paul Samble
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room
CONTACT:
  Paul Samble
  
  

LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room

Monday October 12, 2020
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Columbus Day: All Libraries Closed

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Director's Office
  413 263.6828 ext 290
  

LOCATION: All Library Locations

Tuesday October 13, 2020
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group

Explore great books, join in on a lively discussion, and meet others who enjoy reading too. The group selects a new book every month, copies of which are available at the second floor Welcome Desk. New members are always welcome. Meets on the second Tuesday of every month | Adults

This month's selection is The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso (2017) fiction.
 

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

Explore great books, join in on a lively discussion, and meet others who enjoy reading too. The group selects a new book every month, copies of which are available at the second floor Welcome Desk. New members are always welcome. Meets on the second Tuesday of every month | Adults

This month's selection is The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso (2017) fiction.
 

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

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

Wednesday October 14, 2020
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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

Tuesday October 20, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Community Garden Workshops

Join us to explore different gardening topics each month. New gardeners welcome. Open to the public.

This is a non-library-sponsored event.

CONTACT: Sister Anna Gilbert-Muhammad  413 214-1237  anna@nofamass.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room

Join us to explore different gardening topics each month. New gardeners welcome. Open to the public.

This is a non-library-sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  Sister Anna Gilbert-Muhammad
  413 214.1237
   anna@nofamass.org

LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reggie Wilson 
  413.263.6858
   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

Wednesday October 21, 2020
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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

Thursday October 22, 2020
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Community Garden Workshops

Join us to explore different gardening topics each month. New gardeners welcome. Open to the public.

This is a non-library-sponsored event.

CONTACT: Sister Anna Gilbert-Muhammad  413 214-1237  anna@nofamass.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom

Join us to explore different gardening topics each month. New gardeners welcome. Open to the public.

This is a non-library-sponsored event.

CONTACT:
  Sister Anna Gilbert-Muhammad
  413 214.1237
   anna@nofamass.org

LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom

Wednesday October 28, 2020
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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

Tuesday November 3, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
U.S. History And Media Discussion Group

If you love United States history then this is the group for you.  The group reviews books, documentaries, and U.S. history topics in a monthly, lively discussion.  Occasionally, the group views critically acclaimed U.S. history films together, and brings in guest speakers to join them too. Newcomers are always welcomed! Refreshments available compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Meets on the first Tuesday of every month | 18+

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

If you love United States history then this is the group for you.  The group reviews books, documentaries, and U.S. history topics in a monthly, lively discussion.  Occasionally, the group views critically acclaimed U.S. history films together, and brings in guest speakers to join them too. Newcomers are always welcomed! Refreshments available compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Meets on the first Tuesday of every month | 18+

CONTACT:
  Reggie Wilson
  413.263.6858
   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

Wednesday November 4, 2020
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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

Tuesday November 10, 2020
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group

Explore great books, join in on a lively discussion, and meet others who enjoy reading too. The group selects a new book every month, copies of which are available at the second floor Welcome Desk. New members are always welcome. Meets on the second Tuesday of every month | Adults

This month's selection is Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive by Stephanie Land (2019) nonfiction.
 

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

Explore great books, join in on a lively discussion, and meet others who enjoy reading too. The group selects a new book every month, copies of which are available at the second floor Welcome Desk. New members are always welcome. Meets on the second Tuesday of every month | Adults

This month's selection is Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive by Stephanie Land (2019) nonfiction.
 

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

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

Wednesday November 11, 2020
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Veterans Day: All Libraries Closed

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Director's Office
  413 263.6828 ext 290
  

LOCATION: All Library Locations

Tuesday November 17, 2020
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6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
Now You're Cooking

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reggie Wilson 
  413.263.6858
   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

Wednesday November 18, 2020
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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

Wednesday November 25, 2020
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Thankgiving Eve: All Libraries Close at 5 p.m.

All Springfield City Library locations will be closed at 5 p.m. in observance of Thankgiving Eve.

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

All Springfield City Library locations will be closed at 5 p.m. in observance of Thankgiving Eve.

CONTACT:
  Director's Office
  413 263.6828 ext 290
  

LOCATION: All Library Locations

 
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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

Thursday November 26, 2020
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Thankgiving Day: All Libraries Closed

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Director's Office
  413 263.6828 ext 290
  

LOCATION: All Library Locations

Tuesday December 1, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
U.S. History And Media Discussion Group

If you love United States history then this is the group for you.  The group reviews books, documentaries, and U.S. history topics in a monthly, lively discussion.  Occasionally, the group views critically acclaimed U.S. history films together, and brings in guest speakers to join them too. Newcomers are always welcomed! Refreshments available compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Meets on the first Tuesday of every month | 18+

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

If you love United States history then this is the group for you.  The group reviews books, documentaries, and U.S. history topics in a monthly, lively discussion.  Occasionally, the group views critically acclaimed U.S. history films together, and brings in guest speakers to join them too. Newcomers are always welcomed! Refreshments available compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Meets on the first Tuesday of every month | 18+

CONTACT:
  Reggie Wilson
  413.263.6858
   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

Wednesday December 2, 2020
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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

Tuesday December 8, 2020
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group

Explore great books, join in on a lively discussion, and meet others who enjoy reading too. The group selects a new book every month, copies of which are available at the second floor Welcome Desk. New members are always welcome. Meets on the second Tuesday of every month | Adults

This month's selection is Little Faith by Nickolas Butler (2019) fiction. 
 

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

Explore great books, join in on a lively discussion, and meet others who enjoy reading too. The group selects a new book every month, copies of which are available at the second floor Welcome Desk. New members are always welcome. Meets on the second Tuesday of every month | Adults

This month's selection is Little Faith by Nickolas Butler (2019) fiction. 
 

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

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room

Wednesday December 9, 2020
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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

Tuesday December 15, 2020
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6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
Now You're Cooking

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reggie Wilson 
  413.263.6858
   rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres

Wednesday December 16, 2020
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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

Wednesday December 23, 2020
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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

Thursday December 24, 2020
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Christmas Eve: All Libraries Closed

All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of Christmas Eve.

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

All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of Christmas Eve.

CONTACT:
  Director's Office
  413 263.6828 ext 290
  

LOCATION: All Library Locations

Friday December 25, 2020
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Christmas Day: All Libraries Closed

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Director's Office
  413 263.6828 ext 290
  

LOCATION: All Library Locations

Wednesday December 30, 2020
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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

Thursday December 31, 2020
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New Year's Eve: All Libraries Close at 5 p.m.

All Springfield City Library locations will be closed at 5 p.m. in observance of New Year's Eve.

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

All Springfield City Library locations will be closed at 5 p.m. in observance of New Year's Eve.

CONTACT:
  Director's Office
  413 263.6828 ext 290
  

LOCATION: All Library Locations


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