Tuesday September 19, 2017
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City Preliminary Elections
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Reserved for the Election Commission. 

LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
 
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City Preliminary Elections
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Reserved for the Election Commission

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
 
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City Preliminary Elections
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Reserved for the Election Commission. 

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Infant/Toddler Playgroup at Central Library
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuesdays, September 19-November 14, 2017, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Children's Program Room. Drop in and join us for stories, songs, movement, and multi-sensory playtime. Adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. No registration required. Ages birth-36 months, siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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Toddler Storytime at Forest Park
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Tuesdays, September 5 - December 19th, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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C 3 Weekly Community Meeting
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Refugee Women's Support Group
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Not a library-sponsored event.

LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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It's Pete Week: Pete the Cat On Tour
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Here comes Pete, just walking down the street. . . Come to the library and make Pete the Cat inspired crafts, do a scavenger hunt, count the groovy buttons, and more! You may even catch a glimpse of the coolest cat around! Come and join the fun. . . because it's all good!

LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Chess Club for Teens
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 pm on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for ages 9 - 19.

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

Let your imagination run wild!

LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Tasty Tuesday at Brightwood
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Experience a new flavor.  Learn how to make a tasty snack.  For ages 11-18.

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Register to Work at MGM!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Want to get a job at the casino? MGM Springfield will conduct its hiring using an online program known as SkillSmart. 

Now you can get help setting up a SkillSmart profile in three different library locations! Kat Mangiafico, of Opportunity Services, will hold monthly Skillsmart Registration drop-in sessions at the Central Library, the Mason Square Branch, and the Sixteen Acres Branch.

Once you have a profile in SkillSmart, you will automatically receive notifications on job openings, educational opportunities, and other important MGM Springfield employment updates. 

No registration required. Bring a friend and tell your family! Brought to you by Springfield City Library and Opportunity Services, Inc. 

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Center After School
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
 
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MPU Community meeting
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Meeting with Brightwood school parents and community members

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience! Adults, age 18+ and offered every Tuesday.

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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U.S. History Book and Media Discussion Group
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

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

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Book Club Meeting
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Sojourner Truth School Pioneer Valley Witness: Film It
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Pioneer Valley Witness: See It, Film It, Change It--This is a three part series with trainer George Aguiar, open source Software Engineer--The goal of this class is to build a cadre of Valley activists trained to use video safely, thically and effectively to expose human rights abuses and fight for change.

Please register online at: truthschool.org

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
Wednesday September 20, 2017
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It's Pete Week: Pete the Cat On Tour
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Here comes Pete, just walking down the street. . . Come to the library and make Pete the Cat inspired crafts, do a scavenger hunt, count the groovy buttons, and more! You may even catch a glimpse of the coolest cat around! Come and join the fun. . . because it's all good!

LOCATION: Mason Square
 
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Preschool Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Preschool Storytime at Mason Square
Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
 

Wednesdays, ongoing, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Mason Square Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and playtime. Registration required for large groups. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Introduction to Computers, pt. 1
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Learn the basics of desktop computing. Part 1 covers how to open, close, move, and resize windows as well as printing, saving, and basic text editing, and working with multiple files, and more. Experience with a keyboard and mouse is needed for success in this hands-on workshop. led by Matthew

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

This adult group meets every Wednesday from 1-3 PM.

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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NBI Interview
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
 
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Springfield Youth Action
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This event is not open to the public.

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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SPS Sept. Nursing Meeting Grp 6
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
 
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Back to School Elementary Open House
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Come learn all about your neighborhood library! The Mason Square Library welcomes elementary students from the community with a back-to-school open house. Learn about what kinds resources, programs, and events we have for students all year long.

We'll have an all-library scavenger hunt, prizes, snacks, and an extra special guest-- Pete the Cat!

Don't have a library card? It's the perfect time to sign up for one!

LOCATION: Mason Square
 
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American Girl Club at East Springfield
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Based on the American Girls books, this free club is for ages 6 to 14. Come make a craft and enjoy a snack based on the time period of the girl chosen each month. Preregistration is encouraged. Third Wednesday of the every month.

LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Chestnut Park Resident Meeting
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Education and advocacy for Chestnut Park Resident Council.

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Family Storytime at Pine Point
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Wednesdays, September 6 - November 29, 4:15-5 p.m. Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
 
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LEGO Club at Pine Point
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

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

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
 
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Green Rainbow Monthly Meeting
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

 

 

LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
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Art Party!
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Wednesdays, September 20th - November 15, 5:30, Central Library Children's Program Room.  Join us for Art Party, where we will make art with different surprise supplies each week. See what you can create using everything from crayons, markers, and clay to mud, foam, marshmallows, and more!  Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.  Ages 6 - 12, siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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Girl Scouts Information Night
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The Girl Scouts of Central & Western Massachusetts will host an information and registration session.

The event includes an Elena of Avalor themed activity. Attendees will receive a copy of The Elena of Avalor Leadership Guide by Girl Scouts and Disney Channel.

Programs are offered for girls in Kindergarten through grade 12.

Mentoring opportunities are also available.

Contact Ashley Batlle at 413-727-5742 or abatlle@gscwm.org for more information

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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PVCICS Southern Dragons
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
 
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Game Night! at the Central Library
5:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Stop by Wellman Hall on the second floor and enjoy any one of many different games and puzzles! Bring a friend, or make a new one while playing chess, Scrabble, dominoes, or checkers. For those who prefer playing alone, the library will have brainteasers you can use such as word find and crossword puzzles, sudoku, and even a set of coloring books to complete. Bring your library card as you'll need that to check out the items while in use. 18+

LOCATION: Central Library
Thursday September 21, 2017
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Preschool Storytime at Central Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Thursdays, September 21st - November 16th, 10:30, Central Library Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.   Ages 3 - 5, siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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It's Pete Week: Pete the Cat On Tour
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Here comes Pete, just walking down the street. . . Come to the library and make Pete the Cat inspired crafts, do a scavenger hunt, count the groovy buttons, and more! You may even catch a glimpse of the coolest cat around! Come and join the fun. . . because it's all good!

LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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LEGO Club at Brightwood
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Center After School
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
 
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LEGO Club at Mason Square
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
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Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Come down to the library and color. Yes! Color! It turns out that adult coloring, one of the biggest trends of the year, has proven to be both relaxing and therapeutic. We’ll provide beautiful adult coloring sheets and colored pencils. Every Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in the Children's Workroom. Adults and teens welcome!

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

LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
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Community Police Team Sector F Meeting
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Springfield Police Department Community Police meeting. Not library sponsored.

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
Friday September 22, 2017
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Knot Just Knitters
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

This adult group meets every Friday from 10-11:30 AM.
 

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

Fridays, September 1 - December 29th, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

LOCATION: East Forest Park
 
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MAVA Massachusetts Virtual Academy at Greenfield
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Bright beginnings parent orientation.

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. This group meets every Friday from 1-2:30 PM.

LOCATION: East Forest Park
 
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SPS Math Department
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Particpants will have the opportunity to review district wide math initiatives.

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Indian Orchard Minecraft Club
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

This club meets every Friday afternoon from 1:30-4:30 p.m.  Ages 8 and up.

LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Pine Point Minecrafters
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. This club meets every week. Ages 8-18.

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday September 23, 2017
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Girls Who Code
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Girls Who Code is an organization dedicated to teaching coding and programming skills to middle and high school girls. Join us in the Forest Park Activity Den to learn about computer science and apply your new skills to game creation, animation, web design, art, music, fashion, and more. Different levels of coding are available to cater to both beginners and advanced participants. This is a 20-week course that meets most Saturdays through January 2018. At the first club meeting, holidays and vacations will be discussed to determine an official last club date. Please register early to reserve a spot. This club is for girls 11-18 years of age. Happy coding!

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Littlefest
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Performers and special activities available in the Central Library and at the Museums! See official Littlefest flyer for complete details. Ages 2-12.

LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Communication & Boundary Setting Training for PCAs
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
 
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Community Enrichment Meeting
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Community Enrichment, Inc. for planning community service programs. Light refreshments will be served.

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Littlefest: Keith Munslow
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

An award-winning performer who combines rock-solid piano playing, soulful singing, hilarious stories, and lightning-fast cartooning! Ages 5-12, siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Pastel Paint the 45-Million-Dollar Flower
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Greg Maichack will lead a free, adult-audience painting workshop on how to pastel paint flowers using an easy-to-follow model that the participants will recreate. Good for even the beginner, this guided workshop will give adult learners a realistic painting to take home and an enjoyable learning experience. Sponsored in part by the Springfield Cultural Council.

LOCATION: East Forest Park
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Indian Orchard Minecraft Club
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips!

Every Saturday afternoon 12:00 - 2:30  p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 8 and up.

LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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True Daddy Father's Forum
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

True Daddy, an organization for fathers, by fathers, is sponsoring a father's forum where fathers share advice, stories and wisdom with each other.

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Littlefest: Keith Munslow
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

An award-winning performer who combines rock-solid piano playing, soulful singing, hilarious stories, and lightning-fast cartooning! Ages 5-12, siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Sunday September 24, 2017
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LWV/Springfield: Improved Medicare for All
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

With health care an issue of critical importance, the League of Women Voters/Springfield will explore "Improved Medicare for All," often known as single-payer health care in its first fall meeting. Come learn about this concept and the legislation pending in the Massachusetts' State House. Also, get an update on election information for the November general election in Springfield and our work on police accountability.

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Monday September 25, 2017
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Family Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Early Literacy Coalition Meeting
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Bimonthly meeting of community-based organizations focusing on improving early literacy practices and outcomes in Springfield.

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

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

This adult group meets every Monday from 1:30-3 PM.

LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Family Dance Party
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Show us your best moves at the Family Dance Party! We'll dance, sing, play games, and find new ways to explore music every week. Ages 3-12, siblings welcome. Every Monday through November 13.

LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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Starting a Small Business
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Looking to start up a small business? Come hear how the Small Business Administration (SBA) can help you start up your own or expand your existing business. This FREE workshop will help you gain a better understanding of the various SBA programs and services that are available to prospective or current entrepreneurs who need assistance in starting or expanding their businesses. Ages 18+.

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday September 26, 2017
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Voter Registration
1:00 AM - 5:00 AM

National Voters Registration Day

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. is registering people to vote at the Mason Square Branch Library. Get prepared for upcoming elections!
 

LOCATION: Mason Square
 
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Promoting Integrated Literacy Learning in Grades 4–12
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This meeting is sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. 

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Infant/Toddler Playgroup at Central Library
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuesdays, September 19-November 14, 2017, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Children's Program Room. Drop in and join us for stories, songs, movement, and multi-sensory playtime. Adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. No registration required. Ages birth-36 months, siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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Toddler Storytime at Forest Park
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Tuesdays, September 5 - December 19th, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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C 3 Weekly Community Meeting
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Refugee Women's Support Group
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Not a library-sponsored event.

LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Community Prayer and Bible Study Fellowship
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Community prayer and bible study promoting spiritual unity and personal development.

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Mayor's Commission on Disabilities Monthly Meeting
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The MOCD is an ongoing focus group comprised of 5 residents, selected by Mayors Office, that meet once monthly to consider, address, and solve issues specific to Springfield's handicap and disabled population.

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Game On! Video Gaming for Teens at Brightwood
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop in and play your favorite Wii games in the community room! Snacks provided.  For ages 11-19.

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Chess Club for Teens
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 pm on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for ages 9 - 19.

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

Let your imagination run wild!

LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Center After School
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
 
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Teen Readers Advisory Panel
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Here's your chance to meet regularly the last Tuesday of the month to share ideas about improving library programming for teens, plan events, give input for materials selection and other fun activities. Light refreshments will be served. This program is suggested for teens ages 13-19. If interested, please register online or in person and a librarian will contact you about the application process.

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience! Adults, age 18+ and offered every Tuesday.

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Author Talk: Close to Home Sixteen Acres, by Patricia Banusewicz
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for an author talk about the remarkable Sixteen Acres neighborhood. Author and local resident Patricia Banusewicz has written a new book "Close to Home Sixteen Acres" which traces both the neighborhood's history and offers nostalgia. The book centers on early Sixteen Acres history, but the discussion will probably include the days when residents shopped at Grants, House of Television and got great deals at Caldors. You could dine at Mykonos III or the Wilbraham Road Friendly's after taking in a movie at the Springfield Cinemas. In 2004 you could see Ella Enchanted or Kill Bill II there and all seats were a mere $2.00! Refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library. Autographed copies of the book will be on sale.

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Sojourner Truth School Pioneer Valley Witness: Film It
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Pioneer Valley Witness: See It, Film It, Change It--This is a three part series with trainer George Aguiar, open source Software Engineer--The goal of this class is to build a cadre of Valley activists trained to use video safely, thically and effectively to expose human rights abuses and fight for change.

Please register online at: truthschool.org

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
Wednesday September 27, 2017
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Creation Station
3:30 AM - 5:00 AM

Come explore the world of creativity! Every week we will experiment with different materials, methods and media guaranteed to unleash your inner maker. If you love to make and do, Creation Station is for you! Grades K-5. 

LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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BYOB, A Book Discussion Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Share your recent reads at this lively and long-running book group, and gain exposure to new authors and titles. We're always open to new members - join us!

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Preschool Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Preschool Storytime at Mason Square
Contact: Mason Square   413-263-6853   esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
 

Wednesdays, ongoing, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Mason Square Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, and playtime. Registration required for large groups. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Springfield Public Schools Parent Engagement Training
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This training is for Springfield Public Schools staff.

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Introduction to Computers, pt. 2
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

The Web is everywhere and skill with it is needed for much of what we do in work and at play. Learn the basics in this hands-on workshop on how to find the websites you want, use search engines effectively, work well with web forms, and more. Experience with a keyboard and mouse is needed for success in this practical workshop. led by Lisa

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

This adult group meets every Wednesday from 1-3 PM.

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Teens Reconnect!
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM

It's a new school year. Join us for an afternoon of meeting other teens to enjoy food, music, and games! It's a chance to socialize and get together with old friends and make new ones. Looking for a way to get involved at your branch library? Meet teens who have participated in Brightwood's Teen Advisory Board, which meets monthly after school to plan future programs, suggest books and movies for the collections, and give input about ways to improve the library. For ages 11-18.

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Cookies and Canvas
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Calling all young artists (and it's okay if you don't consider yourself one): join us for a fun afternoon of painting. While your masterpiece is drying, enjoy some sweet treats. All supplies will be provided. Supplies limited, please register in advance. Ages 5 - 14.

LOCATION: East Forest Park
There is 1 space available.
 
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Family Storytime at Pine Point
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Wednesdays, September 6 - November 29, 4:15-5 p.m. Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
 
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LEGO Club at Pine Point
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

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

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
 
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Springfield Food Policy Council Steering Committee
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Regular meeting of the Springfield Food Policy Council Steering Committee.  Open to the public.  Discussion of activities related to improving school food, creating community gardens, managing the Mason Square Farmers' Market, and more.  Planning of 2017 Food Day on October 26. 

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Art Party!
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Wednesdays, September 20th - November 15, 5:30, Central Library Children's Program Room.  Join us for Art Party, where we will make art with different surprise supplies each week. See what you can create using everything from crayons, markers, and clay to mud, foam, marshmallows, and more!  Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.  Ages 6 - 12, siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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Game Night! at the Central Library
5:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Stop by Wellman Hall on the second floor and enjoy any one of many different games and puzzles! Bring a friend, or make a new one while playing chess, Scrabble, dominoes, or checkers. For those who prefer playing alone, the library will have brainteasers you can use such as word find and crossword puzzles, sudoku, and even a set of coloring books to complete. Bring your library card as you'll need that to check out the items while in use. 18+

LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.

We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book are available at the branch.  Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome. This group meets every month from 6 - 7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month.

LOCATION: East Forest Park
 
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Computer Skills PLC
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Basic computer Skill development for Spanish Speaking Family Child Care Providers.

LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
Thursday September 28, 2017
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Creation Station
3:30 AM - 5:00 AM

Come explore the world of creativity! Every week we will experiment with different materials, methods and media guaranteed to unleash your inner maker. If you love to make and do, Creation Station is for you!

LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Preschool Storytime at Central Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Thursdays, September 21st - November 16th, 10:30, Central Library Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.   Ages 3 - 5, siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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LEGO Club at Brightwood
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Know Your Rights: An Information Session about Applying for Jobs with a Criminal Record
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 

An information session for job seekers with criminal records by Anne Keyworth, AmeriCorps Attorney with Community Legal Aid, and Susan Garcia Nofi, Staff Attorney with the Central West Justice Center.

Come to the Mason Square Library to get information about applicant's rights and protections during the job seeking process. Community Legal Aid attorneys will talk about criminal record sealing, the different types of background checks and level of access employers have to records, handling open cases, understanding case dispositions, and self-advocacy. We will also cover the Mass Gaming Commission's requirements for employment at MGM's casino, and some additional common employment barriers.

This is an informational session and no individual advice will be given during the event.

 

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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PEAT Coalition Meeting
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Community group addressing NMUPD (non medical use of prescription drugs) among high school aged youth.

Work on how to desiminate Parent education around safe storage and disposal of prescription drugs.

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Center After School
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
 
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LEGO Club at Mason Square
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
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Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Come down to the library and color. Yes! Color! It turns out that adult coloring, one of the biggest trends of the year, has proven to be both relaxing and therapeutic. We’ll provide beautiful adult coloring sheets and colored pencils. Every Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in the Children's Workroom. Adults and teens welcome!

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

LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
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Rise Up Western Mass Meeting
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Rise Up Western Mass - is a local political action group that is part of the National Indivisible Group.  We are not a campaign group nor are we affiliated with any candidate.

LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
 
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Healthy and Allergen Free Baking 101
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Healthy and Allergen Free Baking 101

Are you thinking that now is the time to begin eating healthier, but you don’t want to give up those desserts you really enjoy? Do food allergies or dietary restrictions prevent your family members from enjoying the sweets they crave?  Would you like to know how to adapt your favorite baked recipes to accommodate almost any food need you and your family have? Come learn the “secrets” to substituting ingredients in recipes to create desserts which not only are healthier for you but delicious tasting, too.        

Through her personal experience and her knowledge from cooking for family owned restaurants, Paula Castner has almost forty years of familiarity with food allergies and almost twenty years of experience with hypoglycemic and diabetic requirements. Unwilling to give up the treats she likes to eat, she has spent years discovering and perfecting the best ways to make cakes, cookies, breads, and more which meet a variety of dietary needs but also satisfy the desire for something tasty and sweet.

Adults are invited to join us in the Mason Square Branch Community Room for Paula's fun, informational, and delicious workshop!

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Springfield Ward 1 Democratic Committee Elections
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Join us Thursday September 28 at the Brightwood Library the Springfield Ward 1 Democratic Commitee on their Commitee Elections. For mor iniformation contact: Ivette Hernandez or Luis Arzola.

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
Friday September 29, 2017
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SPS Benchmark Assessment Training
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Springfield Public Schools will train new elementary educators on the use of the Fountas and Pinnell Benchamark Assessment System to inform reading instruction.

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Knot Just Knitters
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

This adult group meets every Friday from 10-11:30 AM.
 

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

Fridays, September 1 - December 29th, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

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

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. This group meets every Friday from 1-2:30 PM.

LOCATION: East Forest Park
 
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Indian Orchard Minecraft Club
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

This club meets every Friday afternoon from 1:30-4:30 p.m.  Ages 8 and up.

LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Pine Point Minecrafters
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. This club meets every week. Ages 8-18.

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
 
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Teen Gaming @Your Library After Hours Party
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Board games, music and food! Join your friends for a party at the library. We will turn up the tunes, bring out your favorite games, both board and online and eat yummy food. For ages 11-18.

Preregistration is strongly encouraged, either online or at the branch. 

LOCATION: Indian Orchard
There are 19 spaces available.
Saturday September 30, 2017
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HOBY Region B Training
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

HOBY is a national not for profit youth leadership development program.

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Girls Who Code- Not Meeting This Day
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Girls Who Code is an organization dedicated to teaching coding and programming skills to middle and high school girls. Join us in the Forest Park Activity Den to learn about computer science and apply your new skills to game creation, animation, web design, art, music, fashion, and more. Different levels of coding are available to cater to both beginners and advanced participants. This is a 20-week course that meets most Saturdays through January 2018. At the first club meeting, holidays and vacations will be discussed to determine an official last club date. Please register early to reserve a spot. This club is for girls 11-18 years of age. Happy coding!

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Sojourner Truth School Inner and Outer Elements of Fundraising for Social Change
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

This is not a library-sonsored event.

In this class we will turn our fundraising blocks into strengths as we learn to raise money and support organizations we believe in.

Please register at http://www.truthschool.org

LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
 
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Indian Orchard Minecraft Club
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips!

Every Saturday afternoon 12:00 - 2:30  p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 8 and up.

LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Ward 6 Democratic Committee Mtg
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Join the Ward 6 Democratic Committee for its regular meeting.

Topics will include

*Organizing efforts to turn out the vote in Springfield's (nonpartisan) elections.

*Discussion of fundraising efforts

*Preparation for the upcoming elections next year

LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
 
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Family Storytime at Central
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Children’s Program Room. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft.  No registration required.  Siblings welcome! 

LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday October 2, 2017 - Monday October 23, 2017
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I Spy Mr. Pumpkin

I Spy with my little eye Olaf or Bob the Minion. Come visit the East Forest Park Library and search for one of the decorated pumpkins hidden on our shelves. Once found, you'll receive a treat and a raffle ticket to win one of these special pumpkins. The raffle will be pulled on Tuesday, October 24. This event is for children.

LOCATION: East Forest Park
Monday October 2, 2017 - Saturday October 28, 2017
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I Spy Mr. Pumpkin

Come to East Springfield Library throughout the month of October to look for Mr. Pumpkin on our shelves.  Where is Mr. Pumpkin? If you spy him in the library, you'll get a treat- and a chance to win Mr. Pumpkin! Raffles will be held weekly .

LOCATION: East Springfield
Monday October 2, 2017
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Family Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Family Storytime
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Recommended for ages 12 months-4 years, siblings welcome.

LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets every Monday from 1:30-3 PM.

LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Family Dance Party
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Show us your best moves at the Family Dance Party! We'll dance, sing, play games, and find new ways to explore music every week. Ages 3-12, siblings welcome. Every Monday through November 13.

LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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You Can Do College! Information for Teens and Families
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Are you a teen who would like to go to college, but are not sure how to go about it? Are you ready to get started applying for college, but you are concerned that you won't be accepted or can't afford the cost? Find out how YOU can launch your college career at this workshop with Xiomara Albán DeLobato, Associate Director of Admission at Elms College. Pizza and accompaniments will be served. For teens and their families and friends.

 

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Financial Aid Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Purpose of event is to assist Springfield Public School High School seniors in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
Tuesday October 3, 2017
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Infant/Toddler Playgroup at Central Library
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuesdays, September 19-November 14, 2017, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Children's Program Room. Drop in and join us for stories, songs, movement, and multi-sensory playtime. Adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. No registration required. Ages birth-36 months, siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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Toddler Storytime at Forest Park
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Tuesdays, September 5 - December 19th, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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C 3 Weekly Community Meeting
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Refugee Women's Support Group
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Not a library-sponsored event.

LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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HHS All-Staff Meeting
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

 

Staff Meeting for the Department of Health and Human Services,

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Teen Advisory Board at Brightwood
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Calling All Teens.  Here's your chance to meet regularly the first Tuesday of the month to share ideas about improving library programming for teens and tweens, plan events, book discussions, give input for materials selection and other fun activities.  Light refreshments will be served. For ages 11-18.

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Chess Club for Teens
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 pm on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for ages 9 - 19.

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

Let your imagination run wild!

LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Jubilant Jewelry Making
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Hooks, pins, and spacers, Oh My!  Design and create earrings or a bracelet using findings, beads, wire and elastic. This workshop is best suited for ages 9-19, however children 7-9 who are accompanied by an adult are welcome.  Space is limited to 10-12 participants and priority is given to those who have registered.  This workshop is held the first Tuesday of the month through June, 2018.

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
There is 1 space available.
 
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience! Adults, age 18+ and offered every Tuesday.

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday October 4, 2017
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Creation Station
3:30 AM - 5:00 AM

Come explore the world of creativity! Every week we will experiment with different materials, methods and media guaranteed to unleash your inner maker. If you love to make and do, Creation Station is for you!

LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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BYOB Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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

This adult group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at noon.

LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Introduction to Computers, pt. 3
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Learn the basics of word processing to help you get an advantage at work and at home. Practice formatting resumes, basic signs and handouts, and other print-based documents to help give your reports, letters, and signs good style, balance, and attractive editing. Experience with a keyboard and mouse is needed for success in this hands-on workshop. led by Linda

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

This adult group meets every Wednesday from 1-3 PM.

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Teens Volunteer at the Central Library
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Each Wednesday during October and November, teens ages 12-18 who want to gain work experience, earn community service hours, or just help to make the library a better place will meet in Teen Central to work on a volunteer project. Interested teens must have permission of a parent or guardian and, if age 14 or over, complete a CORI check following the first meeting. Sign up online or call Martha at 413-263-6828 ext. 425. Application forms and more information on volunteering at the library are found here: http://www.springfieldlibrary.org/library/about/volunteer/.

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Rice Hall
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Family Storytime at Pine Point
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Wednesdays, September 6 - November 29, 4:15-5 p.m. Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
 
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LEGO Club at Pine Point
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

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

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
 
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Art Party!
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Wednesdays, September 20th - November 15, 5:30, Central Library Children's Program Room.  Join us for Art Party, where we will make art with different surprise supplies each week. See what you can create using everything from crayons, markers, and clay to mud, foam, marshmallows, and more!  Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.  Ages 6 - 12, siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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Extreme Couponing
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Want to save money and find the best deals on products? Come get advice and coupon swap with expert Tammy and start couponing like a pro! Light refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Library Commission Meeting
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners.
 

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Game Night at the Central Library
5:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Stop by Wellman Hall on the second floor and enjoy any one of many different games and puzzles! Bring a friend, or make a new one while playing chess, Scrabble, dominoes, or checkers. For those who prefer playing alone, the library will have brainteasers you can use such as word find and crossword puzzles, sudoku, and even a set of coloring books to complete. Bring your library card as you'll need that to check out the items while in use. 18+

LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Springfield Education Association
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Parents, community members and teachers will be gathering to view a movie about standardized testing.

LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
 
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Books & Brew Book Club
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

For our next meeting we will be discussing Ross Poldark by Winston Graham.  This is the book that started it all for the hit PBS TV Series, Poldark.                                              

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

LOCATION: East Forest Park
Thursday October 5, 2017
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Soil Health Workshop

Soil Health Workshop led by NRS and the Springfield Food Policy.

This program will be held outside, weather permitting.

LOCATION: Mason Square
 
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Creation Station
3:30 AM - 5:00 AM

Come explore the world of creativity! Every week we will experiment with different materials, methods and media guaranteed to unleash your inner maker. If you love to make and do, Creation Station is for you!

LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Preschool Storytime at Central Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Thursdays, September 21st - November 16th, 10:30, Central Library Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.   Ages 3 - 5, siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

This month the Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss Moonglow by Michael Chabon

We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book will be available at the branch. Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome. This group meets meets every month from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month. 

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Register to Work at MGM!
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Would you like to get a job at the casino? MGM Springfield will conduct its hiring using an online program known as SkillSmart. 

Now you can get help setting up a SkillSmart profile in three different library locations. Kat Mangiafico, of Opportunity Services, will hold monthly Skillsmart Registration drop-in sessions at the Central Library, as well as at the Mason Square and the Sixteen Acres branch libraries Once you have a profile in SkillSmart, you will automatically receive notifications on job openings, educational opportunities, and other important MGM Springfield employment updates. 

No registration required. This training is brought to you by Springfield City Library and Opportunity Services, Inc. 

LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
 
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LEGO Club at Brightwood
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Bike Repair Workshop for Teens
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Learn do-it-yourself bike repair and maintenance by local bike experts from RadSpringfield. Bring your bike or just your questions.

This series will take place every Thursday in October. For ages 12-18.

LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
 
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LEGO Club at Mason Square
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
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Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Come down to the library and color. Yes! Color! It turns out that adult coloring, one of the biggest trends of the year, has proven to be both relaxing and therapeutic. We’ll provide beautiful adult coloring sheets and colored pencils. Every Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in the Children's Workroom. Adults and teens welcome!

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

LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
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Food for Thought Cookbook Club: Focus on Diabetes
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you love to cook and try new recipes, then this is the group for you! A cook book is chosen by the group and put on display at the circulation desk. You can choose a recipe to make and bring it the night of the event to share with everyone.It is a great way to share a love of cooking and recipes! The group will meet on the first Thursday of the month.

This Thursday will feature a special presentation by chef, Peter Langlois, on cooking for those with diabetes.

Eating well-balanced meals is an essential part of taking better care of yourself and managing diabetes. Learn what foods affect your blood sugar, how to portion your meals, and how to eat what you want without without breaking your diet. 

Peter Langlois- With over thirty years of experience, Peter Langlois is a career chef and restauranteur. Owner of Smithsonian Chowder House, he also operates a catering business out of Hatfield.

Ages 18+

 

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Ward 1 Democratic Committee
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
Friday October 6, 2017
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Knot Just Knitters
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

This adult group meets every Friday from 10-11:30 AM.
 

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

Fridays, September 1 - December 29th, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

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

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. This group meets every Friday from 1-2:30 PM.

LOCATION: East Forest Park
 
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Indian Orchard Minecraft Club
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

This club meets every Friday afternoon from 1:30-4:30 p.m.  Ages 8 and up.

LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Art Explorations for Teens
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens will be exploring a variety of art media in our monthly Friday afternoon sessions at Indian Orchard. We will use sharpies, watercolors, and tissue paper and more to explore portraiture, landscapes and abstract art. For ages 11 and up.

LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Pine Point Minecrafters
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. This club meets every week. Ages 8-18.

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday October 7, 2017
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Girls Who Code
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Girls Who Code is an organization dedicated to teaching coding and programming skills to middle and high school girls. Join us in the Forest Park Activity Den to learn about computer science and apply your new skills to game creation, animation, web design, art, music, fashion, and more. Different levels of coding are available to cater to both beginners and advanced participants. This is a 20-week course that meets most Saturdays through January 2018. At the first club meeting, holidays and vacations will be discussed to determine an official last club date. Please register early to reserve a spot. This club is for girls 11-18 years of age. Happy coding!

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Conference
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Ond day confrence for spiritual and personal development.

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Indian Orchard Minecraft Club
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips!

Every Saturday afternoon 12:00 - 2:30  p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 8 and up.

LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Duplo Club
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Calling all families of children birth - 5!  Learn, play and meet new friends at this fun neighborhood gathering.  We'll have plenty of Duplo blocks (a bigger, child safe version of Legos) available to encourage building and exploration.

Older siblings are welcome.  An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.  No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program.

LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Family Storytime at Central
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Children’s Program Room. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft.  No registration required.  Ages 3-10, siblings welcome! 

LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday October 9, 2017
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Columbus Day: All Libraries Closed

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

LOCATION: All Library Locations
Tuesday October 10, 2017 - Saturday October 14, 2017
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Boo Craft

Booooooooo! Come create your own ghastly ghost. Frightfully fun family craft.

LOCATION: East Forest Park
Tuesday October 10, 2017
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Infant/Toddler Playgroup at Central Library
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuesdays, September 19-November 14, 2017, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Children's Program Room. Drop in and join us for stories, songs, movement, and multi-sensory playtime. Adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. No registration required. Ages birth-36 months, siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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Toddler Storytime at Forest Park
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Tuesdays, September 5 - December 19th, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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C 3 Weekly Community Meeting
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Refugee Women's Support Group
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Not a library-sponsored event.

LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book are available at the Second Level (Rotunda) Circulation Desk  Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome. This group meets on the second Tuesday of each month from noon to 1:00 p.m. 

This month's selection is: Once We Were Brothers by Ronald H. Balson (2013) fiction. 

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Health Department Staff Meeting
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Game On! Video Gaming for Teens at Brightwood
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop in and play your favorite Wii games in the community room! Snacks provided.  For ages 11-19.

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Engineering and Architectural Design with ULS
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The Urban League of Springfield is hosting this program encourage young urban youth to seek different avenues in architectural design and in engineering or manufacturing. Open to kids and teens ages 11 to 18.

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Chess Club for Teens
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 pm on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for ages 9 - 19.

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

Let your imagination run wild!

LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience! Adults, age 18+ and offered every Tuesday.

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Bass Pond Club Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday October 11, 2017
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Creation Station
3:30 AM - 5:00 AM

Come explore the world of creativity! Every week we will experiment with different materials, methods and media guaranteed to unleash your inner maker. If you love to make and do, Creation Station is for you!

LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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BYOB Book Discussion Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads at this lively and long-running book group, and gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres. We're always open to new members - join us! This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month. 

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

This adult group meets every Wednesday from 1-3 PM.

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Tabletop Tennis at Brightwood
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Tabletop tennis anyone?  Teens are invited to join us for an afternoon of fun playing tabletop tennis/ping pong.  Two or four players can play at a time.  Play for bragging rights or just for fun; plus it's a great exercise workout!  Can you meet the challenge? Paddles, balls, nets and tables provided by the library. For ages 11-18

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Read to Momo: a Dog Who Loves to Listen
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Children are invited to read to Momo, a Bright Spot Therapy Dog. Call 263-6843 to register for a 10 minute slot ahead of time or drop by and see what is available.

We will host this program on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30pm, beginning Oct. 11th, 2017.

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Teens Volunteer at the Central Library
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Each Wednesday during October and November, teens ages 12-18 who want to gain work experience, earn community service hours, or just help to make the library a better place will meet in Teen Central to work on a volunteer project. Interested teens must have permission of a parent or guardian and, if age 14 or over, complete a CORI check following the first meeting. Sign up online or call Martha at 413-263-6828 ext. 425. Application forms and more information on volunteering at the library are found here: http://www.springfieldlibrary.org/library/about/volunteer/.

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Rice Hall
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Magic The Gathering Club
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Join us for a monthly club of Magic the Gathering players to meet and enjoy playing. Bring your own cards, or use the cards we will have provided for players. Don't know how to play? Thats okay, we can teach you!

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

Wednesdays, September 6 - November 29, 4:15-5 p.m. Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
 
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LEGO Club at Pine Point
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

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

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
 
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Art Party!
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Wednesdays, September 20th - November 15, 5:30, Central Library Children's Program Room.  Join us for Art Party, where we will make art with different surprise supplies each week. See what you can create using everything from crayons, markers, and clay to mud, foam, marshmallows, and more!  Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.  Ages 6 - 12, siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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Game Night! at the Central Library
5:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Stop by Wellman Hall on the second floor and enjoy any one of many different games and puzzles! Bring a friend, or make a new one while playing chess, Scrabble, dominoes, or checkers. For those who prefer playing alone, the library will have brainteasers you can use such as word find and crossword puzzles, sudoku, and even a set of coloring books to complete. Bring your library card as you'll need that to check out the items while in use. 18+

LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Comic Book Creation for Teens
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Do you love comic books, graphic novels or webcomics? Did you ever want to create your own? Whether you are an artist or a writer, come work on your project with fellow enthusiasts. Prompts will be provided to help your creative juices. There will also be opportunities for writers and artists to team up to create stories together and, occasionally, guest artists and writers will visit. Snacks will be provided. For ages 11-18.

LOCATION: East Forest Park
 
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School Committee Candidates Forum
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Candidates for School Commitee At Large and District seats will answer questions in this moderated forum.

Sponsored by the Library's Civic & Community Engagement Team, the Sprinfield Board of Elections, and the League of Women Voters/Springfield.

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Writing and Drawing Your Own Graphic Novel
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us at the East Forest Park Library for a three-part workshop series on writing and drawing graphic novels, led by local author Haven Williams. These programs are part of the Comics Creation group for ages 11-18.

Workshop 1 - Oct.11: Learn about drawing basic shapes and faces and creating page layout.

Workshop 2 - Nov. 8: Work on shading and learn about writing dialogue balloons,  bubbles, and sound effects.

Workshop 3 - Dec.13: Learn how to create motion in your drawings, how to choose color, and work on developing the characteristics of your heroes and villains.

 

LOCATION: East Forest Park
 
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Computer Skills PLC
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Basic computer skills training for Spanish Speaking Family Child Care Providers

LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
 
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Family Craft Night at East Springfield
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Monthly all-ages craft night. Come have fun and let us clean up the mess! Held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. All Ages.

 

LOCATION: East Springfield
Thursday October 12, 2017
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Creation Station
3:30 AM - 5:00 AM

Come explore the world of creativity! Every week we will experiment with different materials, methods and media guaranteed to unleash your inner maker. If you love to make and do, Creation Station is for you!

LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Support Network Support Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Support group for Parent/Grandparents/Caregivers whom have children with Social, Emotiona, and Behavioral Challenges.

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Preschool Storytime at Central Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Thursdays, September 21st - November 16th, 10:30, Central Library Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.   Ages 3 - 5, siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Springfield Young Children’s System of Care Meeting
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

The Springfield Young Children’s System of Care meeting is a collaborative space to strengthen a new system of care by bringing together the professionals and family members who care for, serve, and support children ages 0-8.

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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LEGO Club at Brightwood
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Bike Repair Workshop for Teens
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Learn do-it-yourself bike repair and maintenance by local bike experts from RadSpringfield. Bring your bike or just your questions.

This series will take place every Thursday in October. For ages 12-18.

LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
 
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LEGO Club at Mason Square
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday.

All ages welcome!

 

LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
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Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Come down to the library and color. Yes! Color! It turns out that adult coloring, one of the biggest trends of the year, has proven to be both relaxing and therapeutic. We’ll provide beautiful adult coloring sheets and colored pencils. Every Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in the Children's Workroom. Adults and teens welcome!

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

LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
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Community Police Team Sector A Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Springfield Police Department Community Police Meeting. Not library sponsored.

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Unsticking America's Favorite Sandwich with Alan Rifkin
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Unsticking America's Favorite Sandwich with Alan Rifkin

Everybody loves a peanutbutter and jelly sandwich, but not all sandwiches are made the same! Astronomer and food enthusiast, Alan Rifkin, will show how corporate America is changing the food we eat using the pb&j as a model. Adults are welcome to join us in the Mason Square Branch Library Community Room for this flavorful discussion.

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
Friday October 13, 2017 - Friday October 27, 2017
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Guess the Pumpkin's Weight

Say, how much DOES that pumpkin weigh? Come to the library during open hours, and take a guess. The person who comes closest to the weight without going over will win the pumpkin- and a child-safe carving set!

LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Guess the Pumpkin's Weight

Say, how much DOES that pumpkin weigh? Come to the library during open hours, and take a guess. The person who comes closest to the weight without going over will win the pumpkin- and a child-safe carving set!

LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Guess the Pumpkin's Weight

Say, how much DOES that pumpkin weigh? Come to the library during open hours, and take a guess. The person who comes closest to the weight without going over will win the pumpkin- and a child-safe carving set!

LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Guess the Pumpkin's Weight

Say, how much DOES that pumpkin weigh? Come to the library during open hours, and take a guess. The person who comes closest to the weight without going over will win the pumpkin- and a child-safe carving set!

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
Friday October 13, 2017
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Knot Just Knitters
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

This adult group meets every Friday from 10-11:30 AM.
 

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

Fridays, September 1 - December 29th, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Room. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

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

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. This group meets every Friday from 1-2:30 PM.

LOCATION: East Forest Park
 
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Indian Orchard Minecraft Club
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

This club meets every Friday afternoon from 1:30-4:30 p.m.  Ages 8 and up.

LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Register to Work at MGM!
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Want to get a job at the casino? MGM Springfield will conduct its hiring using an online program known as SkillSmart. 

Now you can get help setting up a SkillSmart profile in three different library locations! Kat Mangiafico, of Opportunity Services, will hold monthly Skillsmart Registration drop-in sessions at the Central Library, the Mason Square Branch, and the Sixteen Acres Branch.

Once you have a profile in SkillSmart, you will automatically receive notifications on job openings, educational opportunities, and other important MGM Springfield employment updates. 

No registration required. Bring a friend and tell your family! Brought to you by Springfield City Library and Opportunity Services, Inc. 

This program is for adults.

LOCATION: Mason Square
 
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Pine Point Minecrafters
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. This club meets every week. Ages 8-18.

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday October 14, 2017
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Family Storytime at Central
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for stories and art at a special family storytime, part of the Springfield Museums' Children's Literature Festival. No registration required. Ages 3-10, siblings welcome! A second family storytime will also be available at 2:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Girls Who Code
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Girls Who Code is an organization dedicated to teaching coding and programming skills to middle and high school girls. Join us in the Forest Park Activity Den to learn about computer science and apply your new skills to game creation, animation, web design, art, music, fashion, and more. Different levels of coding are available to cater to both beginners and advanced participants. This is a 20-week course that meets most Saturdays through January 2018. At the first club meeting, holidays and vacations will be discussed to determine an official last club date. Please register early to reserve a spot. This club is for girls 11-18 years of age. Happy coding!

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Introduction to Excel
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel, the world's leading desktop spreadsheet. Excel is used both at home and in the office to help with a wide range of personal and business management services including basic bookkeeping and accounting, to maintaining mailing lists and more. Skill with a keyboard and mouse is needed for success in this workshop. Light refreshments, compliments of the Friends of the Library, will be provided. This program is for adults. Led by Matthew.

This program is part of the October HiTech series, which includes:

10/14 Introduction to Microsoft Excel, 10am-12pm at the Central Library

10/17 Getting Started with Computers, 10:30am-12pm at the East Springfield Branch Library

10/24 Continuing with Computers, 10:30am-12pm at the East Springfield Branch Library

10/26 Computer Clinic: Introduction to Email, 10-11am at the Central Library

10/31 Introduction to the Web,10:30-noon at the East Springfield Branch Library

 

LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
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Craft a Stylish Bookmark
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Make reading even more special with a beautiful, handmade bookmark.  This simple DIY project produces a beautiful keepsake you'll enjoy for years to come or may even want go give as a gift. For ages 8 - adult, all welcome.  Teen volunteers will be on hand to provide assistance.

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Fancy Nancy at Your Library!
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Wear your fanciest clothing, bring your very best manners, and eat the fanciest food. Games, crafts and give aways based on the Fancy Nancy books. For girls AND boys! Preregistration strongly encouraged. Please sign up at the branch. For ages 6-10.

LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Fashionably Upcycled: Making Purses from Old Books
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Using old books, participants will be able to make purses and clutches to take home. Books will be supplied as well as other crafting supplies, but patrons are welcome to bring their own books to utilize. This is a fun and fashionable (not to mention environmentally friendly) way to craft your own accessories. These also make great gifts!

For ages 12-18 in celebration of Teen Read Week. Parents welcome as well!

LOCATION: East Forest Park
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Indian Orchard Minecraft Club
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips!

Every Saturday afternoon 12:00 - 2:30  p.m. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Ages 8 and up.

LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Lunch Bunch at Forest Park
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Come and enjoy a fun interactive story, an engaging activity and a free light lunch. Recommended for children ages 5-12. Sponsored by Faith United Church. Held the first Saturday of the month.

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Family Storytime at Central
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for stories and art at a special family storytime, part of the Springfield Museums' Children's Literature Festival. No registration required. Ages 3-10, siblings welcome! 

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Karaoke in Costume
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM

Dress up in costume and join us for some Karaoke fun!  This program is intended for ages 12-19.  Costumes are optional.  Songs will be screened for appropriate content.  Light refreshments will be served.

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
There are 12 spaces available.
Sunday October 15, 2017
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Alpha Kappa Alpha
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

This will be an informational session to describe our organization to women who may be interested in joining our organization.

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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League of Women Voters/Springfield
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Western New England Law School Associate Dean Sudha Setty speaks about the subject of her recent book "National Security Secrecy" and explores the implications in the current environment.

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Monday October 16, 2017 - Saturday October 21, 2017
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Mr. Pumpkin Craft

Come join the fun and create a silly or scary pumpkin craft. All ages welcomed!

LOCATION: East Forest Park
Monday October 16, 2017
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Family Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Family Storytime
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Recommended for ages 12 months-4 years, siblings welcome.

LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

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

This adult group meets every Monday from 1:30-3 PM.

LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Family Dance Party
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Show us your best moves at the Family Dance Party! We'll dance, sing, play games, and find new ways to explore music every week. Ages 3-12, siblings welcome. Every Monday through November 13.

LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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Financial Aid Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Purpose is to assist Springfield Public Schools seniors and families with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
 
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Citizens' Climate Lobby / Springfield Chapter
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Come and join us!  Newcomers are welcome to come early (6 pm) for an introduction to what Citizens' Climate Lobby is and what we do.

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

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday October 17, 2017
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Infant/Toddler Playgroup at Central Library
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuesdays, September 19-November 14, 2017, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Children's Program Room. Drop in and join us for stories, songs, movement, and multi-sensory playtime. Adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. No registration required. Ages birth-36 months, siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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Toddler Storytime at Forest Park
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Tuesdays, September 5 - December 19th, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den. Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Hi!Tech: Getting Started with Computers
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

This hands-on workshop reviews basic keyboarding and mousing and more to get you comfortably started. No experience necessary. Participants earn a chance to win this month's Hi!Tech raffleThis program is intended for people aged 18 years or older.

This program is part of the October HiTech series, which includes:

10/14 Introduction to Microsoft Excel, 10am-12pm at the Central Library

10/17 Getting Started with Computers, 10:30am-12pm at the East Springfield Branch Library

10/24 Continuing with Computers, 10:30am-12pm at the East Springfield Branch Library

10/26 Computer Clinic: Introduction to Email, 10-11am at the Central Library

10/31 Introduction to the Web,10:30-noon at the East Springfield Branch Library

LOCATION: East Springfield
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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C 3 Weekly Community Meeting
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Refugee Women's Support Group
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Not a library-sponsored event.

LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Chess Club for Teens
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 pm on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time! This program is intended for ages 9 - 19.

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

Let your imagination run wild!

LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Tasty Tuesday at Brightwood
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Experience a new flavor.  Learn how to make a tasty snack.  For ages 11-18.

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Register to Work at MGM!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Want to get a job at the casino? MGM Springfield will conduct its hiring using an online program known as SkillSmart. 

Now you can get help setting up a SkillSmart profile in three different library locations! Kat Mangiafico, of Opportunity Services, will hold monthly Skillsmart Registration drop-in sessions at the Central Library, the Mason Square Branch, and the Sixteen Acres Branch.

Once you have a profile in SkillSmart, you will automatically receive notifications on job openings, educational opportunities, and other important MGM Springfield employment updates. 

No registration required. Bring a friend and tell your family! Brought to you by Springfield City Library and Opportunity Services, Inc. 

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience! Adults, age 18+ and offered every Tuesday.

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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U.S. History Book and Media Discussion Group
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

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

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Author Talk: Ed Orzechowski and His Book You'll Like It Here
6:15 PM - 7:45 PM

You’ll Like it Here: The Story of Donald Vitkus is a gripping, true story by author Ed Orzechowski that chronicles the story of Belchertown State School patient #3394 Donald Vitkus.  Vitkus became a ward of the state as an infant after being abandoned by his mother.  He was bounced around to a few foster homes, and was misdiagnosed with an I.Q. of 41.  At age 6 he was committed to Belchertown State Hospital.   The book traces his wretched treatment in B.S.H. and how he triumphed later in life.  After leaving the infamous institution at age 17, Vitkus served in Vietnam, earned an associate degree, and raised a family. Refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Reception for the Brightwood Gallery
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Join us for the following event: BRIGHTWOOD SCHOOL ART SHOW: A TEACHER AND STUDENT EXHIBIT. A family evening celebrating art followed by a reception compliments of the Friends of the Library. Robert Bard, art teacher at the Brightwood School will feature their works celebrating Hispanic heritage and culture. All ages are welcomed.

LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
Wednesday October 18, 2017
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Creation Station
3:30 AM - 5:00 AM

Come explore the world of creativity! Every week we will experiment with different materials, methods and media guaranteed to unleash your inner maker. If you love to make and do, Creation Station is for you!

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

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

This adult group meets every Wednesday from 1-3 PM.

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Fall Harvest Fest at East Forest Park
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Families are invited to our Fall Harvest Fest.  Welcome Autumn with games, crafts, seasonal snacks, a family basket raffle and friendly cheer for all ages. Special musical appearance by singer Jeff Snow, from 7-7:30 p.m., as he entertains with Celtic lore and song.  Attention all bakers -- Enter our apple pie contest, judging at 6:00 p.m. 

LOCATION: East Forest Park
 
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SPS Nursing Meeting Group
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Read to Momo: a Dog Who Loves to Listen
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Children are invited to read to Momo, a Bright Spot Therapy Dog. Call 263-6843 to register for a 10 minute slot ahead of time or drop by and see what is available.

We will host this program on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30pm, beginning Oct. 11th, 2017.

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Teen Advisory Board at Mason Square
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join the Mason Square Teen Advisory Board and share your ideas on improving teen programs, library materials, and everything else that will make our branch an even better place for young adults. The group is also a fun way to meet new friends, get community service hours and build your resume! Light refreshments will be served.

We will meet once a month and your time spent contributing to the Teen Advisory Board can count for volunteer hours.

If you are interested in joining Mason Square TAB, attend an upcoming meeting or contact Librarian Ellen Sulzycki at esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org or 413-263-6853.

LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
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Teens Volunteer at the Central Library
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Each Wednesday during October and November, teens ages 12-18 who want to gain work experience, earn community service hours, or just help to make the library a better place will meet in Teen Central to work on a volunteer project. Interested teens must have permission of a parent or guardian and, if age 14 or over, complete a CORI check following the first meeting. Sign up online or call Martha at 413-263-6828 ext. 425. Application forms and more information on volunteering at the library are found here: http://www.springfieldlibrary.org/library/about/volunteer/.

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Rice Hall
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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American Girl Club at East Springfield
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Based on the American Girls books, this free club is for ages 6 to 14. Come make a craft and enjoy a snack based on the time period of the girl chosen each month. Preregistration is encouraged. Third Wednesday of the every month.

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

Wednesdays, September 6 - November 29, 4:15-5 p.m. Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required. Ages 4-10, siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
 
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LEGO Club at Pine Point
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

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

LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
 
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Art Party!
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Wednesdays, September 20th - November 15, 5:30, Central Library Children's Program Room.  Join us for Art Party, where we will make art with different surprise supplies each week. See what you can create using everything from crayons, markers, and clay to mud, foam, marshmallows, and more!  Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.  Ages 6 - 12, siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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Game Night! at the Central Library
5:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Stop by Wellman Hall on the second floor and enjoy any one of many different games and puzzles! Bring a friend, or make a new one while playing chess, Scrabble, dominoes, or checkers. For those who prefer playing alone, the library will have brainteasers you can use such as word find and crossword puzzles, sudoku, and even a set of coloring books to complete. Bring your library card as you'll need that to check out the items while in use. 18+

LOCATION: Central Library
Thursday October 19, 2017
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Creation Station
3:30 AM - 5:00 AM

Come explore the world of creativity! Every week we will experiment with different materials, methods and media guaranteed to unleash your inner maker. If you love to make and do, Creation Station is for you!

LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Preschool Storytime at Central Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Thursdays, September 21st - November 16th, 10:30, Central Library Community Room. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.   Ages 3 - 5, siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Fall Festival at Mason Square
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Come celebrate fall at the Mason Square Branch Library with music, animals, cider, and pie!

We'll have lots of fun activities for kids and adults, including a visit from the Forest Park Zoo, a  workshop by a Master Gardener, apple print-making, and music by Shiprock and Anchordog.

LOCATION: Mason Square
 
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LEGO Club at Brightwood
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Brightwood