Sunday April 18, 2021
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A Poem With Your Pick Up

April is National Poetry Month! All curbside pickups throughout April will include an age-appropriate poem (children, teens, adults). A new poem every week!

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6805  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Tuesday April 20, 2021
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A Poem With Your Pick Up

April is National Poetry Month! All curbside pickups throughout April will include an age-appropriate poem (children, teens, adults). A new poem every week!

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6805  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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What's Cooking Cookbook Club - ONLINE
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join the Cookbook Club’s discussion to improve your cooking skills, share great recipes, hear about the latest new cookbooks, and more.

The group meets online via Zoom. If you would like to be a part of the discussion, please contact librarian Gary Pysznik at gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org for information on how to join.

CONTACT:  Gary Pysznik  413-263-6828 x395  gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday April 21, 2021
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A Poem With Your Pick Up

April is National Poetry Month! All curbside pickups throughout April will include an age-appropriate poem (children, teens, adults). A new poem every week!

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6805  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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The Any Book Club (ABC) - ONLINE
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Any Book Club (ABC) meets bi-monthly to share stories about their recent reads. Each member gets 5-10 minutes to review the books they've read recently so others can learn about what's great and, sometimes, what's not! Those who enjoy adult fiction will feel especially at home, but all adult readers are welcomed.

To help keep the program energized and focused, each session is limited to ten readers so please sign-up early to save your seat. The Zoom link will be emailed to each registered person.

The ABC Book Group meets on the 3rd Wednesday and 4th Tuesday of each month from 10-11:00 a.m. on Zoom. Members can attend either or both as space allows. 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6836  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Knot Just Knitters Live at Lunchtime - ONLINE
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Calling all crocheters and kniters! Drop-by during the lunch hour to do a few rows of needlework. Learn new techniques or helpful tricks of the trade. Visit old friends and make new ones. All skill levels welcome. 18+

No registration required. Please click here to join the Zoom session.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Thursday April 22, 2021
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A Poem With Your Pick Up

April is National Poetry Month! All curbside pickups throughout April will include an age-appropriate poem (children, teens, adults). A new poem every week!

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6805  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Virtual Gardening Workshops - ONLINE
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Anna Muhammad of the Northeast Organic Farmers Association's Massachusetts chapter for a series of informative gardening workshops. There are workshops for both beginning gardeners and experienced gardeners. Ages 18+.

April 22nd, 7 pm, live on Zoom - link coming soon
Importance of Soil Testing – How it can help with Safety and Soil Health
This session will cover what information is found on the UMASS test and how gardeners can use it to determine soil safety, and how to add basic amendments.  Participants will also look at a Logan Labs test, compare the differences and how learn how to make basic amendment calculations to add soil amendments.

CONTACT:  Sara Deignan  413-263-6853  sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Friday April 23, 2021
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A Poem With Your Pick Up

April is National Poetry Month! All curbside pickups throughout April will include an age-appropriate poem (children, teens, adults). A new poem every week!

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6805  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Saturday April 24, 2021
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A Poem With Your Pick Up

April is National Poetry Month! All curbside pickups throughout April will include an age-appropriate poem (children, teens, adults). A new poem every week!

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6805  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Romance Book Club - ONLINE
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for the new Romance Book Club! We'll alternate months reading your own choice and reading the group's choice. Our Romance collection librarian will tell you all about exciting additions to the collection, and we'll get your input on what you'd like to see more of. One Saturday a month, 3-4 pm, online via Zoom. Register if you'd like to be added to our email list, but no registration is required - just join us at the Zoom link, to be added soon. For adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry    emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.
Sunday April 25, 2021
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A Poem With Your Pick Up

April is National Poetry Month! All curbside pickups throughout April will include an age-appropriate poem (children, teens, adults). A new poem every week!

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6805  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Monday April 26, 2021
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A Poem With Your Pick Up

April is National Poetry Month! All curbside pickups throughout April will include an age-appropriate poem (children, teens, adults). A new poem every week!

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6805  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Tuesday April 27, 2021
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A Poem With Your Pick Up

April is National Poetry Month! All curbside pickups throughout April will include an age-appropriate poem (children, teens, adults). A new poem every week!

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6805  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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The Any Book Club (ABC) - ONLINE
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Any Book Club (ABC) meets bi-monthly to share stories about their recent reads. Each member gets 5-10 minutes to review the books they've read recently so others can learn about what's great and, sometimes, what's not! Those who enjoy adult fiction will feel especially at home, but all adult readers are welcomed.

To help keep the program energized and focused, each session is limited to ten readers so please sign-up early to save your seat. The Zoom link will be emailed to each registered person.

The ABC Book Group meets on the 3rd Wednesday and 4th Tuesday of each month from 10-11:00 a.m. on Zoom. Members can attend either or both as space allows. 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6836  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 7 spaces available.
Wednesday April 28, 2021
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A Poem With Your Pick Up

April is National Poetry Month! All curbside pickups throughout April will include an age-appropriate poem (children, teens, adults). A new poem every week!

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6805  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Knot Just Knitters Live at Lunchtime - ONLINE
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Calling all crocheters and kniters! Drop-by during the lunch hour to do a few rows of needlework. Learn new techniques or helpful tricks of the trade. Visit old friends and make new ones. All skill levels welcome. 18+

No registration required. Please click here to join the Zoom session.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Thursday April 29, 2021
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A Poem With Your Pick Up

April is National Poetry Month! All curbside pickups throughout April will include an age-appropriate poem (children, teens, adults). A new poem every week!

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6805  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Friday April 30, 2021
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A Poem With Your Pick Up

April is National Poetry Month! All curbside pickups throughout April will include an age-appropriate poem (children, teens, adults). A new poem every week!

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6805  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Monday May 3, 2021
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Ukulele Strum-Along ONLINE
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come and strum with other ukulele enthusiasts in a fun and relaxed atmosphere guided by the Valley’s Ambassador of the Ukulele, Julie Stepanek. Use your own uke, or borrow one from the Central Library. This Zoom event is scheduled for the first Monday of each month from 7-8:00 p.m. 16+

Click here to join the Strum-Along.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828 ex.293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday May 5, 2021
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Forest Park Library Plant Swap

Visit Forest Park Library from May 5-7 and drop off any plants you want to swap (labeled if possible) in exchange for a ticket to the Plant Swap on Saturday May 8th from 11am - 2pm. Swap out a different plant for each one you brought in, and consult with a local Master Gardener if you have questions! Your ticket will also get you entered into a raffle for a chance to win more plants and gardening related items! For more information contact the library at (413)263-6843. All participants get a free flower starter and take-home craft kit! All ages welcome.

Co-sponsors: Springfield Garden Club

CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch   (413) 263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Books & Brew Discussion Group -- ONLINE
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join a lively Zoom discussion with other book lovers, and bring your favorite brew too. To get the Zoom link, please contact librarian Ann Harper at aharper@springfieldlibrary.org. Books & Brew meets on the first Wednesday of each month. Ages 18+.

Copies of the book will be available at the East Forest Park and Forest Park Branch Libraries, and most often are available via Hoopla with a Springfield City Library library card too. If Hoopla is new to you, check out this tutorial. The online discussion works best with an internet connected laptop or desktop computer, but you can use your smartphone too, or even call-in with a regular telephone.

This month's selection is Dominicana by Angie Cruz (audiobook on Hoopla).

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Thursday May 6, 2021
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Forest Park Library Plant Swap

Visit Forest Park Library from May 5-7 and drop off any plants you want to swap (labeled if possible) in exchange for a ticket to the Plant Swap on Saturday May 8th from 11am - 2pm. Swap out a different plant for each one you brought in, and consult with a local Master Gardener if you have questions! Your ticket will also get you entered into a raffle for a chance to win more plants and gardening related items! For more information contact the library at (413)263-6843. All participants get a free flower starter and take-home craft kit! All ages welcome.

Co-sponsors: Springfield Garden Club

CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch   (413) 263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
Friday May 7, 2021
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Forest Park Library Plant Swap

Visit Forest Park Library from May 5-7 and drop off any plants you want to swap (labeled if possible) in exchange for a ticket to the Plant Swap on Saturday May 8th from 11am - 2pm. Swap out a different plant for each one you brought in, and consult with a local Master Gardener if you have questions! Your ticket will also get you entered into a raffle for a chance to win more plants and gardening related items! For more information contact the library at (413)263-6843. All participants get a free flower starter and take-home craft kit! All ages welcome.

Co-sponsors: Springfield Garden Club

CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch   (413) 263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
Saturday May 8, 2021
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Forest Park Library Plant Swap
Come by the Forest Park library from 11am - 2pm to swap out any plant(s) for different ones! Please bring them in a pot and labelled if possible. We will have a Master Gardener from the Springfield Garden Club present to answer your questions, and you will also be entered into a raffle for a chance to win more plants and gardening related items! For more information contact the library at (413)263-6843. All participants get a free flower starter and take-home craft kit! All ages welcome.

Co-sponsors: Springfield Garden Club

CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch   (413) 263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Write-Up Springfield! -- ONLINE
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Western Mass. creative writers are invited to Write-Up Springfield's monthly meeting of networking, writing exercise, and collegial support. Members share writing samples for constructive comments in this lively, skills-building workshop. Newcomers welcomed. 18+

This is an online Zoom session. Contact librarian Matthew Jaquith at 413-263-6836 or mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org for more information including the Zoom link. 

Funding comes from the Friends of the Library and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6836  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Genealogy Help Drop-In Lab - ONLINE
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Drop-in online for help with genealogy questions. We can show you how to access the library's genealogy resources, get started with your family history, or tackle a stumbling block on your existing family history project. If you can't make it to the lab, call to make a one-on-one appointment with the librarian. 413-263-6828 x395, ask for Gary, or email gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org. 18+

Click for Zoom link!

CONTACT:  Gary Pysznik  413-263-6828, x395  gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Tuesday May 11, 2021
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group - ONLINE
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Explore great books, join a lively discussion, and meet others who enjoy reading too. New members are always welcome! Meets at noon on the second Tuesday of every month. Library copies of the book are available for curbside pickup. | 18+

This month's selection is Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice that Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by Jennifer Eberhardt (2019) nonfiction. 

For further information or to receive an invitation to the monthly Zoom meeting, please contact Lisa Lipshires at llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org 

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 ext 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Thursday May 13, 2021
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Virtual Gardening Workshops - ONLINE
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Anna Muhammad of the Northeast Organic Farmers Association's Massachusetts chapter for a series of informative gardening workshops. There are workshops for both beginning gardeners and experienced gardeners. Adults 18+.

May 13th, 7 pm, live on Zoom - link coming soon
Healthy Transplants and Healthy Produce – Keeping transplants healthy
This session will cover working with transplants, keeping them healthy from purchase to planting. This session will also cover some aspects of seed starting and when certain seeds can be started inside.

CONTACT:  Sara Deignan  413-263-6853  sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Tuesday May 18, 2021
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What's Cooking Cookbook Club - ONLINE
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join the Cookbook Club’s discussion to improve your cooking skills, share great recipes, hear about the latest new cookbooks, and more.

The group meets online via Zoom. If you would like to be a part of the discussion, please contact librarian Gary Pysznik at gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org for information on how to join.

CONTACT:  Gary Pysznik  413-263-6828 x395  gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday May 19, 2021
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The Any Book Club -- ONLINE
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Any Book Club (ABC) meets bi-monthly to share stories about their recent reads. Each member gets 5-10 minutes to review the books they've read recently so others can learn about what's great and, sometimes, what's not! Those who enjoy adult fiction will feel especially at home, but all adult readers are welcomed. 

To help keep the program energized and focused, each session is limited to ten readers so please sign-up early to save your seat. The Zoom link will be emailed to each registered person.

Starting in June, the ABC will meet on the 2nd Wednesday and 4th Tuesday of each month from 10-11:00 a.m. on Zoom. Members can attend either or both as space allows. 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6836  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Saturday May 22, 2021
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Romance Book Club - ONLINE
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for the new Romance Book Club! We'll alternate months reading your own choice and reading the group's choice. Our Romance collection librarian will tell you all about exciting additions to the collection, and we'll get your input on what you'd like to see more of. One Saturday a month, 3-4 pm, online via Zoom. Register if you'd like to be added to our email list, but no registration is required - just join us at the Zoom link, to be added soon. For adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry    emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.
Tuesday May 25, 2021
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The Any Book Club -- ONLINE
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Any Book Club (ABC) meets bi-monthly to share stories about their recent reads. Each member gets 5-10 minutes to review the books they've read recently so others can learn about what's great and, sometimes, what's not! Those who enjoy adult fiction will feel especially at home, but all adult readers are welcomed. 

To help keep the program energized and focused, each session is limited to ten readers so please sign-up early to save your seat. The Zoom link will be emailed to each registered person.

Beginning in June, the ABC will meet on the 2nd Wednesday and 4th Tuesday of each month from 10-11:00 a.m. on Zoom. Members can attend either or both as space allows. 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6836  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 10 spaces available.
Tuesday June 1, 2021
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Rainbow Chalk Art

Celebrate Pride Month by creating chalk art and messages of love for Springfield's LGBTQIA+ community! Decorate the library's sidewalk or take the chalk with you to continue showing your support in your neighborhood. Families, children, and teens are all welcome! While supplies last.

Available at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  (413)263-6828x201  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Wednesday June 2, 2021
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Rainbow Chalk Art

Celebrate Pride Month by creating chalk art and messages of love for Springfield's LGBTQIA+ community! Decorate the library's sidewalk or take the chalk with you to continue showing your support in your neighborhood. Families, children, and teens are all welcome! While supplies last.

Available at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  (413)263-6828x201  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Books & Brew Discussion Group -- ONLINE
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join a lively Zoom discussion with other book lovers, and bring your favorite brew too. To get the Zoom link, please contact librarian Ann Harper at aharper@springfieldlibrary.org. Books & Brew meets on the first Wednesday of each month. Ages 18+.

Copies of the book will be available at the East Forest Park and Forest Park Branch Libraries, and most often are available via Hoopla with a Springfield City Library library card too. If Hoopla is new to you, check out this tutorial. The online discussion works best with an internet connected laptop or desktop computer, but you can use your smartphone too, or even call-in with a regular telephone.

This month's selection is When We Believed in Mermaids by Barbara O'Neal.

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Thursday June 3, 2021
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Rainbow Chalk Art

Celebrate Pride Month by creating chalk art and messages of love for Springfield's LGBTQIA+ community! Decorate the library's sidewalk or take the chalk with you to continue showing your support in your neighborhood. Families, children, and teens are all welcome! While supplies last.

Available at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  (413)263-6828x201  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Friday June 4, 2021
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Rainbow Chalk Art

Celebrate Pride Month by creating chalk art and messages of love for Springfield's LGBTQIA+ community! Decorate the library's sidewalk or take the chalk with you to continue showing your support in your neighborhood. Families, children, and teens are all welcome! While supplies last.

Available at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  (413)263-6828x201  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Saturday June 5, 2021
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Rainbow Chalk Art

Celebrate Pride Month by creating chalk art and messages of love for Springfield's LGBTQIA+ community! Decorate the library's sidewalk or take the chalk with you to continue showing your support in your neighborhood. Families, children, and teens are all welcome! While supplies last.

Available at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  (413)263-6828x201  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Genealogy Help Drop-In Lab - ONLINE
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Drop-in online for help with genealogy questions. We can show you how to access the library's genealogy resources, get started with your family history, or tackle a stumbling block on your existing family history project. If you can't make it to the lab, call to make a one-on-one appointment with the librarian. 413-263-6828 x395, ask for Gary, or email gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org. 18+

Click for Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Gary Pysznik  413-263-6828, x395  gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Monday June 7, 2021
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Father's Day Cards Take and Make

Pick up a grab-and-go kit to make a card for dear ol' Dad. Supplies and templates will be provided so that you can craft a card that will put a smile on the face of Dad, Pop, Grandpa or Uncle Jim. Show someone how special they are with a personalized card made by you! All supplies provided - pick up curbside.

Available at all library locations.

LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Rainbow Chalk Art

Celebrate Pride Month by creating chalk art and messages of love for Springfield's LGBTQIA+ community! Decorate the library's sidewalk or take the chalk with you to continue showing your support in your neighborhood. Families, children, and teens are all welcome! While supplies last.

Available at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  (413)263-6828x201  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Ukulele Strum-Along ONLINE
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come and strum with other ukulele enthusiasts in a fun and relaxed atmosphere guided by the Valley’s Ambassador of the Ukulele, Julie Stepanek. Use your own uke, or borrow one from the Central Library. This Zoom event is scheduled for the first Monday of each month from 7-8:00 p.m. 16+

Click here to join the Strum-Along.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828 ex.293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Tuesday June 8, 2021
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Father's Day Cards Take and Make

Pick up a grab-and-go kit to make a card for dear ol' Dad. Supplies and templates will be provided so that you can craft a card that will put a smile on the face of Dad, Pop, Grandpa or Uncle Jim. Show someone how special they are with a personalized card made by you! All supplies provided - pick up curbside.

Available at all library locations.

LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Rainbow Chalk Art

Celebrate Pride Month by creating chalk art and messages of love for Springfield's LGBTQIA+ community! Decorate the library's sidewalk or take the chalk with you to continue showing your support in your neighborhood. Families, children, and teens are all welcome! While supplies last.

Available at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  (413)263-6828x201  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Wednesday June 9, 2021
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Father's Day Cards Take and Make

Pick up a grab-and-go kit to make a card for dear ol' Dad. Supplies and templates will be provided so that you can craft a card that will put a smile on the face of Dad, Pop, Grandpa or Uncle Jim. Show someone how special they are with a personalized card made by you! All supplies provided - pick up curbside.

Available at all library locations.

LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Rainbow Chalk Art

Celebrate Pride Month by creating chalk art and messages of love for Springfield's LGBTQIA+ community! Decorate the library's sidewalk or take the chalk with you to continue showing your support in your neighborhood. Families, children, and teens are all welcome! While supplies last.

Available at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  (413)263-6828x201  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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The Any Book Club -- ONLINE
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Any Book Club (ABC) meets bi-monthly to share stories about their recent reads. Each member gets 5-10 minutes to review the books they've read recently so others can learn about what's great and, sometimes, what's not! Those who enjoy adult fiction will feel especially at home, but all adult readers are welcomed. 

To help keep the program energized and focused, each session is limited to ten readers so please sign-up early to save your seat. The Zoom link will be emailed to each registered person.

The ABC meets on the 2nd Wednesday and 4th Tuesday of each month from 10-11:00 a.m. on Zoom. Members can attend either or both as space allows. 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6836  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Local Resources for Small Business Owners - ONLINE
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Did you know that there are several organizations in Western Mass that provide free guidance to people who want to start or grow a small business? Join us for this panel presentation with representatives of 6 local groups that specialize in assisting current and future small business owners. A detailed resource guide will be shared with everyone who attends. Presented in partnership with Valley Venture Mentors - register at this link (choose June 9). For Adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828, x 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Thursday June 10, 2021
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Father's Day Cards Take and Make

Pick up a grab-and-go kit to make a card for dear ol' Dad. Supplies and templates will be provided so that you can craft a card that will put a smile on the face of Dad, Pop, Grandpa or Uncle Jim. Show someone how special they are with a personalized card made by you! All supplies provided - pick up curbside.

Available at all library locations.

LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Rainbow Chalk Art

Celebrate Pride Month by creating chalk art and messages of love for Springfield's LGBTQIA+ community! Decorate the library's sidewalk or take the chalk with you to continue showing your support in your neighborhood. Families, children, and teens are all welcome! While supplies last.

Available at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  (413)263-6828x201  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Friday June 11, 2021
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Father's Day Cards Take and Make

Pick up a grab-and-go kit to make a card for dear ol' Dad. Supplies and templates will be provided so that you can craft a card that will put a smile on the face of Dad, Pop, Grandpa or Uncle Jim. Show someone how special they are with a personalized card made by you! All supplies provided - pick up curbside.

Available at all library locations.

LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Rainbow Chalk Art

Celebrate Pride Month by creating chalk art and messages of love for Springfield's LGBTQIA+ community! Decorate the library's sidewalk or take the chalk with you to continue showing your support in your neighborhood. Families, children, and teens are all welcome! While supplies last.

Available at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  (413)263-6828x201  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Saturday June 12, 2021
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Father's Day Cards Take and Make

Pick up a grab-and-go kit to make a card for dear ol' Dad. Supplies and templates will be provided so that you can craft a card that will put a smile on the face of Dad, Pop, Grandpa or Uncle Jim. Show someone how special they are with a personalized card made by you! All supplies provided - pick up curbside.

Available at all library locations.

LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Rainbow Chalk Art

Celebrate Pride Month by creating chalk art and messages of love for Springfield's LGBTQIA+ community! Decorate the library's sidewalk or take the chalk with you to continue showing your support in your neighborhood. Families, children, and teens are all welcome! While supplies last.

Available at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  (413)263-6828x201  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Write-Up Springfield! -- ONLINE
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Western Mass. creative writers are invited to Write-Up Springfield's monthly meeting of networking, writing exercise, and collegial support. Members share writing samples for constructive comments in this lively, skills-building workshop. Newcomers welcomed. 18+

This is an online Zoom session. Contact librarian Matthew Jaquith at 413-263-6836 or mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org for more information including the Zoom link. 

Funding comes from the Friends of the Library and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6836  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Monday June 14, 2021
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Father's Day Cards Take and Make

Pick up a grab-and-go kit to make a card for dear ol' Dad. Supplies and templates will be provided so that you can craft a card that will put a smile on the face of Dad, Pop, Grandpa or Uncle Jim. Show someone how special they are with a personalized card made by you! All supplies provided - pick up curbside.

Available at all library locations.

LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Rainbow Chalk Art

Celebrate Pride Month by creating chalk art and messages of love for Springfield's LGBTQIA+ community! Decorate the library's sidewalk or take the chalk with you to continue showing your support in your neighborhood. Families, children, and teens are all welcome! While supplies last.

Available at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  (413)263-6828x201  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Tuesday June 15, 2021
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Father's Day Cards Take and Make

Pick up a grab-and-go kit to make a card for dear ol' Dad. Supplies and templates will be provided so that you can craft a card that will put a smile on the face of Dad, Pop, Grandpa or Uncle Jim. Show someone how special they are with a personalized card made by you! All supplies provided - pick up curbside.

Available at all library locations.

LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Rainbow Chalk Art

Celebrate Pride Month by creating chalk art and messages of love for Springfield's LGBTQIA+ community! Decorate the library's sidewalk or take the chalk with you to continue showing your support in your neighborhood. Families, children, and teens are all welcome! While supplies last.

Available at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  (413)263-6828x201  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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What's Cooking Cookbook Club - ONLINE
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join the Cookbook Club’s discussion to improve your cooking skills, share great recipes, hear about the latest new cookbooks, and more.

The group meets online with both email and in Zoom. If you wold like to be a part of the discussion, please contact librarian Gary Pysznik at gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org for information on how to join.

CONTACT:  Gary Pysznik  413-263-6828 x395  gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday June 16, 2021
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Father's Day Cards Take and Make

Pick up a grab-and-go kit to make a card for dear ol' Dad. Supplies and templates will be provided so that you can craft a card that will put a smile on the face of Dad, Pop, Grandpa or Uncle Jim. Show someone how special they are with a personalized card made by you! All supplies provided - pick up curbside.

Available at all library locations.

LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Rainbow Chalk Art

Celebrate Pride Month by creating chalk art and messages of love for Springfield's LGBTQIA+ community! Decorate the library's sidewalk or take the chalk with you to continue showing your support in your neighborhood. Families, children, and teens are all welcome! While supplies last.

Available at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  (413)263-6828x201  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Thursday June 17, 2021
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Father's Day Cards Take and Make

Pick up a grab-and-go kit to make a card for dear ol' Dad. Supplies and templates will be provided so that you can craft a card that will put a smile on the face of Dad, Pop, Grandpa or Uncle Jim. Show someone how special they are with a personalized card made by you! All supplies provided - pick up curbside.

Available at all library locations.

LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Rainbow Chalk Art

Celebrate Pride Month by creating chalk art and messages of love for Springfield's LGBTQIA+ community! Decorate the library's sidewalk or take the chalk with you to continue showing your support in your neighborhood. Families, children, and teens are all welcome! While supplies last.

Available at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  (413)263-6828x201  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Friday June 18, 2021
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Father's Day Cards Take and Make

Pick up a grab-and-go kit to make a card for dear ol' Dad. Supplies and templates will be provided so that you can craft a card that will put a smile on the face of Dad, Pop, Grandpa or Uncle Jim. Show someone how special they are with a personalized card made by you! All supplies provided - pick up curbside.

Available at all library locations.

LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Rainbow Chalk Art

Celebrate Pride Month by creating chalk art and messages of love for Springfield's LGBTQIA+ community! Decorate the library's sidewalk or take the chalk with you to continue showing your support in your neighborhood. Families, children, and teens are all welcome! While supplies last.

Available at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  (413)263-6828x201  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Virtual Gardening Workshops - ONLINE
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Anna Muhammad of the Northeast Organic Farmers Association's Massachusetts chapter for a series of informative gardening workshops. There are workshops for both beginning gardeners and experienced gardeners.

June  18th, prerecorded video, hosted on Facebook 
Basic Gardening Techniques and Introduction to Integrated Pest Management

During this session, participants will work with basic gardening techniques that include weeding without harming the soil, pruning vegetable plants, some companion planting techniques and planting to deter certain pests.

CONTACT:  Sara Deignan  413-263-6853  sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Saturday June 19, 2021
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Father's Day Cards Take and Make

Pick up a grab-and-go kit to make a card for dear ol' Dad. Supplies and templates will be provided so that you can craft a card that will put a smile on the face of Dad, Pop, Grandpa or Uncle Jim. Show someone how special they are with a personalized card made by you! All supplies provided - pick up curbside.

Available at all library locations.

LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Rainbow Chalk Art

Celebrate Pride Month by creating chalk art and messages of love for Springfield's LGBTQIA+ community! Decorate the library's sidewalk or take the chalk with you to continue showing your support in your neighborhood. Families, children, and teens are all welcome! While supplies last.

Available at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  (413)263-6828x201  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Romance Book Club - ONLINE
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for the new Romance Book Club! We'll alternate months reading your own choice and reading the group's choice. Our Romance collection librarian will tell you all about exciting additions to the collection, and we'll get your input on what you'd like to see more of. One Saturday a month, 3-4 pm, online via Zoom. Register if you'd like to be added to our email list, but no registration is required - just join us at the Zoom link, to be added soon. For adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry    emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.
Monday June 21, 2021
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Rainbow Chalk Art

Celebrate Pride Month by creating chalk art and messages of love for Springfield's LGBTQIA+ community! Decorate the library's sidewalk or take the chalk with you to continue showing your support in your neighborhood. Families, children, and teens are all welcome! While supplies last.

Available at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  (413)263-6828x201  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Tuesday June 22, 2021
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Rainbow Chalk Art

Celebrate Pride Month by creating chalk art and messages of love for Springfield's LGBTQIA+ community! Decorate the library's sidewalk or take the chalk with you to continue showing your support in your neighborhood. Families, children, and teens are all welcome! While supplies last.

Available at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  (413)263-6828x201  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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The Any Book Club -- ONLINE
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Any Book Club (ABC) meets bi-monthly to share stories about their recent reads. Each member gets 5-10 minutes to review the books they've read recently so others can learn about what's great and, sometimes, what's not! Those who enjoy adult fiction will feel especially at home, but all adult readers are welcomed. 

To help keep the program energized and focused, each session is limited to ten readers so please sign-up early to save your seat. The Zoom link will be emailed to each registered person.

The ABC meets on the 2nd Wednesday and 4th Tuesday of each month from 10-11:00 a.m. on Zoom. Members can attend either or both as space allows. 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6836  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday June 23, 2021
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Rainbow Chalk Art

Celebrate Pride Month by creating chalk art and messages of love for Springfield's LGBTQIA+ community! Decorate the library's sidewalk or take the chalk with you to continue showing your support in your neighborhood. Families, children, and teens are all welcome! While supplies last.

Available at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  (413)263-6828x201  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Thursday June 24, 2021
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Rainbow Chalk Art

Celebrate Pride Month by creating chalk art and messages of love for Springfield's LGBTQIA+ community! Decorate the library's sidewalk or take the chalk with you to continue showing your support in your neighborhood. Families, children, and teens are all welcome! While supplies last.

Available at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  (413)263-6828x201  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Friday June 25, 2021
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Rainbow Chalk Art

Celebrate Pride Month by creating chalk art and messages of love for Springfield's LGBTQIA+ community! Decorate the library's sidewalk or take the chalk with you to continue showing your support in your neighborhood. Families, children, and teens are all welcome! While supplies last.

Available at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  (413)263-6828x201  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Saturday June 26, 2021
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Rainbow Chalk Art

Celebrate Pride Month by creating chalk art and messages of love for Springfield's LGBTQIA+ community! Decorate the library's sidewalk or take the chalk with you to continue showing your support in your neighborhood. Families, children, and teens are all welcome! While supplies last.

Available at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  (413)263-6828x201  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Monday June 28, 2021
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Rainbow Chalk Art

Celebrate Pride Month by creating chalk art and messages of love for Springfield's LGBTQIA+ community! Decorate the library's sidewalk or take the chalk with you to continue showing your support in your neighborhood. Families, children, and teens are all welcome! While supplies last.

Available at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  (413)263-6828x201  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Tuesday June 29, 2021
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Rainbow Chalk Art

Celebrate Pride Month by creating chalk art and messages of love for Springfield's LGBTQIA+ community! Decorate the library's sidewalk or take the chalk with you to continue showing your support in your neighborhood. Families, children, and teens are all welcome! While supplies last.

Available at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  (413)263-6828x201  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Wednesday June 30, 2021
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Rainbow Chalk Art

Celebrate Pride Month by creating chalk art and messages of love for Springfield's LGBTQIA+ community! Decorate the library's sidewalk or take the chalk with you to continue showing your support in your neighborhood. Families, children, and teens are all welcome! While supplies last.

Available at all library locations.

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  (413)263-6828x201  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Wednesday July 7, 2021
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Books & Brew Discussion Group -- ONLINE
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join a lively Zoom discussion with other book lovers, and bring your favorite brew too. To get the Zoom link, please contact librarian Ann Harper at aharper@springfieldlibrary.org. Books & Brew meets on the first Wednesday of each month. Ages 18+.

Copies of the book will be available at the East Forest Park and Forest Park Branch Libraries, and most often are available via Hoopla with a Springfield City Library library card too. If Hoopla is new to you, check out this tutorial. The online discussion works best with an internet connected laptop or desktop computer, but you can use your smartphone too, or even call-in with a regular telephone.

This month's selection is Eartheater by Dolores Reyes.

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Saturday July 10, 2021
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Write-Up Springfield! -- ONLINE
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Western Mass. creative writers are invited to Write-Up Springfield's monthly meeting of networking, writing exercise, and collegial support. Members share writing samples for constructive comments in this lively, skills-building workshop. Newcomers welcomed. 18+

This is an online Zoom session. Contact librarian Matthew Jaquith at 413-263-6836 or mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org for more information including the Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6836  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Tuesday July 13, 2021
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group - ONLINE
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Explore great books, join a lively discussion, and meet others who enjoy reading too. New members are always welcome! Meets at noon on the second Tuesday of every month. Library copies of the book are available for curbside pickup. | 18+

This month's selection is The Salt Path by Raynor Winn (2018) nonfiction. 

For further information or to receive an invitation to the monthly Zoom meeting, please contact Lisa Lipshires at llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org 

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 ext 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Friday July 16, 2021
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Virtual Gardening Workshops - ONLINE
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Anna Muhammad of the Northeast Organic Farmers Association's Massachusetts chapter for a series of informative gardening workshops. There are workshops for both beginning gardeners and experienced gardeners.

July 16th, prerecorded video, hosted on Facebook
How to Recognize Plant Nutrient Deficiencies in Plants and Soil

During the growing season, plants can act as a good indicator of how healthy the soil is. This session will cover detecting mineral deficiencies in plants, and how to make corrections in soil mineral deficiencies using household products.

CONTACT:  Sara Deignan  413-263-6853  sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Tuesday July 20, 2021
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What's Cooking Cookbook Club - ONLINE
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join the Cookbook Club’s discussion to improve your cooking skills, share great recipes, hear about the latest new cookbooks, and more.

The group meets online with both email and in Zoom. If you wold like to be a part of the discussion, please contact librarian Gary Pysznik at gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org for information on how to join.

CONTACT:  Gary Pysznik  413-263-6828 x395  gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Saturday July 31, 2021
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Romance Book Club - ONLINE
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for the new Romance Book Club! We'll alternate months reading your own choice and reading the group's choice. Our Romance collection librarian will tell you all about exciting additions to the collection, and we'll get your input on what you'd like to see more of. One Saturday a month, 3-4 pm, online via Zoom. Register if you'd like to be added to our email list, but no registration is required - just join us at the Zoom link, to be added soon. For adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry    emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday August 4, 2021
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Books & Brew Discussion Group -- ONLINE
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join a lively Zoom discussion with other book lovers, and bring your favorite brew too. To get the Zoom link, please contact librarian Ann Harper at aharper@springfieldlibrary.org. Books & Brew meets on the first Wednesday of each month. Ages 18+.

Copies of the book will be available at the East Forest Park and Forest Park Branch Libraries, and most often are available via Hoopla with a Springfield City Library library card too. If Hoopla is new to you, check out this tutorial. The online discussion works best with an internet connected laptop or desktop computer, but you can use your smartphone too, or even call-in with a regular telephone.

This month's selection is Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. Audio and e-book available on Libby.

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Tuesday August 10, 2021
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group - ONLINE
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Explore great books, join a lively discussion, and meet others who enjoy reading too. New members are always welcome! Meets at noon on the second Tuesday of every month. Library copies of the book are available for curbside pickup. | 18+

This month's selection is The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri (2019) fiction. 

For further information or to receive an invitation to the monthly Zoom meeting, please contact Lisa Lipshires at llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org 

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 ext 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Friday August 20, 2021
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Virtual Gardening Workshops - ONLINE
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Anna Muhammad of the Northeast Organic Farmers Association's Massachusetts chapter for a series of informative gardening workshops. There are workshops for both beginning gardeners and experienced gardeners.

August 20th, prerecorded, hosted on Facebook
Introducing Cover Crops to Small Gardens

Cover crops are a great way to add minerals to the soil year round.  It can be sown under adult summer crops to promote growth and to replace nutrients.  This session will cover the best cover crops to use, and when to plant a cover crops.  

CONTACT:  Sara Deignan  413-263-6853  sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Saturday August 28, 2021
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Romance Book Club - ONLINE
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for the new Romance Book Club! We'll alternate months reading your own choice and reading the group's choice. Our Romance collection librarian will tell you all about exciting additions to the collection, and we'll get your input on what you'd like to see more of. One Saturday a month, 3-4 pm, online via Zoom. Register if you'd like to be added to our email list, but no registration is required - just join us at the Zoom link, to be added soon. For adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry    emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday September 1, 2021
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Books & Brew Discussion Group -- ONLINE
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join a lively Zoom discussion with other book lovers, and bring your favorite brew too. To get the Zoom link, please contact librarian Ann Harper at aharper@springfieldlibrary.org. Books & Brew meets on the first Wednesday of each month. Ages 18+.

Copies of the book will be available at the East Forest Park and Forest Park Branch Libraries, and most often are available via Hoopla with a Springfield City Library library card too. If Hoopla is new to you, check out this tutorial. The online discussion works best with an internet connected laptop or desktop computer, but you can use your smartphone too, or even call-in with a regular telephone.

This month's selection is Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. Audio and e-book  available through Libby.

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Monday September 6, 2021
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Ukulele Strum-Along ONLINE
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come and strum with other ukulele enthusiasts in a fun and relaxed atmosphere guided by the Valley’s Ambassador of the Ukulele, Julie Stepanek. Use your own uke, or borrow one from the Central Library. This Zoom event is scheduled for the first Monday of each month from 7-8:00 p.m. 16+

Click here to join the Strum-Along.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828 ex.293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Tuesday September 14, 2021
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group - ONLINE
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Explore great books, join a lively discussion, and meet others who enjoy reading too. New members are always welcome! Meets at noon on the second Tuesday of every month. Library copies of the book are available for curbside pickup. | 18+

This month's selection is The Library Book by Susan Orlean (2018) nonfiction. 

For further information or to receive an invitation to the monthly Zoom meeting, please contact Lisa Lipshires at llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org 

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 ext 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Thursday September 16, 2021
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Virtual Gardening Workshops - ONLINE
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Anna Muhammad of the Northeast Organic Farmers Association's Massachusetts chapter for a series of informative gardening workshops. There are workshops for both beginning gardeners and experienced gardeners.

September 16th, 7 pm, live on Zoom
Fall Soil Health and Preparing the Garden for Winter

Preparing a garden bed for winter is as important as at the start of the season. This session will guide gardeners on soil health and fertility in the fall months and will look at soil testing in the later part of the fall.

CONTACT:  Sara Deignan  413-263-6853  sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Tuesday October 12, 2021
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group - ONLINE
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Explore great books, join a lively discussion, and meet others who enjoy reading too. New members are always welcome! Meets at noon on the second Tuesday of every month. Library copies of the book are available for curbside pickup. | 18+

This month's selection is Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague by Geraldine Brooks (2001) fiction. 

For further information or to receive an invitation to the monthly Zoom meeting, please contact Lisa Lipshires at llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org 

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 ext 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Tuesday November 9, 2021
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group - ONLINE
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Explore great books, join a lively discussion, and meet others who enjoy reading too. New members are always welcome! Meets at noon on the second Tuesday of every month. Library copies of the book are available for curbside pickup. | 18+

This month's selection is Half Broke: A Memoir by Ginger Gaffney (2020) nonfiction. 

For further information or to receive an invitation to the monthly Zoom meeting, please contact Lisa Lipshires at llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org 

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 ext 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Tuesday December 14, 2021
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group - ONLINE
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Explore great books, join a lively discussion, and meet others who enjoy reading too. New members are always welcome! Meets at noon on the second Tuesday of every month. Library copies of the book are available for curbside pickup. | 18+

This month's selection is On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong (2019) fiction. 

For further information or to receive an invitation to the monthly Zoom meeting, please contact Lisa Lipshires at llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org 

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

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