Monday September 27, 2021
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Book in a Jar Contest

Guess the book title from the jar of book confetti for a chance to win a prize. One jar for each age group: kids, teens and adult. Test your book smarts! It might be easy, it might be tricky…but it's sure to be fun! Winners will be contacted Oct. 1st. All ages.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263- 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Book in a Jar Contest

Guess the book title from the jar of book confetti for a chance to win a prize. One jar for each age group: kids, teens and adult. Test your book smarts! It might be easy, it might be tricky…but it's sure to be fun! Winners will be contacted Oct. 1st. All ages.

CONTACT:  Tricia LaBroad  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Book in a Jar Contest

Guess the book title from the jar of book confetti for a chance to win a prize. One jar for each age group: kids, teens and adult. Test your book smarts! It might be easy, it might be tricky…but it's sure to be fun! Winners will be contacted Oct. 1st. All ages.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413 263- 6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
Tuesday September 28, 2021
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Book in a Jar Contest

Guess the book title from the jar of book confetti for a chance to win a prize. One jar for each age group: kids, teens and adult. Test your book smarts! It might be easy, it might be tricky…but it's sure to be fun! Winners will be contacted Oct. 1st. All ages.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413 263- 6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Book in a Jar Contest

Guess the book title from the jar of book confetti for a chance to win a prize. One jar for each age group: kids, teens and adult. Test your book smarts! It might be easy, it might be tricky…but it's sure to be fun! Winners will be contacted Oct. 1st. All ages.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263- 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Book in a Jar Contest

Guess the book title from the jar of book confetti for a chance to win a prize. One jar for each age group: kids, teens and adult. Test your book smarts! It might be easy, it might be tricky…but it's sure to be fun! Winners will be contacted Oct. 1st. All ages.

CONTACT:  Tricia LaBroad  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Wednesday September 29, 2021
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Book in a Jar Contest

Guess the book title from the jar of book confetti for a chance to win a prize. One jar for each age group: kids, teens and adult. Test your book smarts! It might be easy, it might be tricky…but it's sure to be fun! Winners will be contacted Oct. 1st. All ages.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413 263- 6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Book in a Jar Contest

Guess the book title from the jar of book confetti for a chance to win a prize. One jar for each age group: kids, teens and adult. Test your book smarts! It might be easy, it might be tricky…but it's sure to be fun! Winners will be contacted Oct. 1st. All ages.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263- 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Book in a Jar Contest

Guess the book title from the jar of book confetti for a chance to win a prize. One jar for each age group: kids, teens and adult. Test your book smarts! It might be easy, it might be tricky…but it's sure to be fun! Winners will be contacted Oct. 1st. All ages.

CONTACT:  Tricia LaBroad  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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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 always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413 263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Thursday September 30, 2021
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Book in a Jar Contest

Guess the book title from the jar of book confetti for a chance to win a prize. One jar for each age group: kids, teens and adult. Test your book smarts! It might be easy, it might be tricky…but it's sure to be fun! Winners will be contacted Oct. 1st. All ages.

CONTACT:  Tricia LaBroad  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Book in a Jar Contest

Guess the book title from the jar of book confetti for a chance to win a prize. One jar for each age group: kids, teens and adult. Test your book smarts! It might be easy, it might be tricky…but it's sure to be fun! Winners will be contacted Oct. 1st. All ages.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413 263- 6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Book in a Jar Contest

Guess the book title from the jar of book confetti for a chance to win a prize. One jar for each age group: kids, teens and adult. Test your book smarts! It might be easy, it might be tricky…but it's sure to be fun! Winners will be contacted Oct. 1st. All ages.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263- 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Knot Just Knitters
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Friday October 1, 2021 - Saturday October 16, 2021
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Decorate a Fall Pumpkin

Decorate a small styrofoam pumpkin with the supplies we give you or better yet add things from your own home. Send us a photo at tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org with the subject Pumpkin Contest to be entered in a raffle to win a small prize. While supplies last!

CONTACT:  Tricia Labroad  413 263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Friday October 1, 2021 - Saturday October 30, 2021
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Inktober: Draw Something!

It's Inktober! Visit us for a low-key, zero-pressure table with lots of supplies and a quiet place to draw and be inspired. Get your artistic flow on with prompts for a different drawing each day, or just draw what you like! Take a photo and tag your drawing to be featured on our social media! For teens and adults. Open hours.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Inktober: Draw Something!

It's Inktober! Visit us for a low-key, zero-pressure table with lots of supplies and a quiet place to draw and be inspired. Get your artistic flow on with prompts for a different drawing each day, or just draw what you like! Take a photo and tag your drawing to be featured on our social media! For adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Inktober: Draw Something!

It's Inktober! Visit us for a low-key, zero-pressure table with lots of supplies and a quiet place to draw and be inspired. Get your artistic flow on with prompts for a different drawing each day, or just draw what you like! Take a photo and tag your drawing to be featured on our social media! For adults 18+

CONTACT:  Chelsea Bell  (413)263-6858  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Inktober: Draw Something!

It's Inktober! Visit us for a low-key, zero-pressure table with lots of supplies and a quiet place to draw and be inspired. Get your artistic flow on with prompts for a different drawing each day, or just draw what you like! Take a photo and tag your drawing to be featured on our social media! For adults.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413-263-6828 x213  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Wellman Hall
Friday October 1, 2021
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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 always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:    413-263-6840  
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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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 always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:    413-263-6836  
LOCATION: East Forest Park Cafe
 
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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 always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Saturday October 2, 2021
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Knot Just Knitters
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:    413-263-6843  
LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
Monday October 4, 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 October 5, 2021
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You're Invited! Coffee Hour For Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

You're invited to stop by for a visit! Bring along your knitting,grab some books, or catch up with a friend over coffee and a puzzle. Every week, folks from the neighborhood, and those that provide services for Seniors will pop by to keep you informed and entertained. Refreshments provided. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs and the Federal Administration for Community Living.

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
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Homeschool Families Open House
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

We are so excited to welcome you back to the library! This open house is an opportunity to connect with old friends and new, learn about library resources, and share ideas with librarians about how we can support your homeschool family. Snacks and refreshments will be served. 

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828 x444  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
Wednesday October 6, 2021
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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 always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413 263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Mason Square Fall Fest
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Stop by and catch up with old friends. Play a game in the Reading Garden, treat yourself to pie and kettle corn, make a Fall-inspired craft, or join an outdoor scavenger hunt! Guess the Pumpkin's Weight and get a chance to take it home! For families.

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413 263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
 
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Books & Brew Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join a lively discussion with other book lovers, and enjoy your favorite brew too. Books & Brew meets on the first Wednesday of each month, Ages 18+, at Nathan Bill's Restaurant in Springfield.

This month's selection is Drawing Without an Eraser by Guy McLain. Guy McLain is a local author. In follow up, the November 2021 Books & Brew will be an author talk with Mr. McLain. Copies of the book will be available at the East Forest Park and Forest Park Branch Libraries.

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Offsite
Thursday October 7, 2021
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Knot Just Knitters
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Friday October 8, 2021
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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 always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:    413-263-6840  
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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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 always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:    413-263-6836  
LOCATION: East Forest Park Cafe
 
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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 always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Saturday October 9, 2021
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Knot Just Knitters
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:    413-263-6843  
LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
 
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Write-Up Springfield
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Creative writers of all types are invited to Write-Up Springfield's monthly meeting of networking, writing exercise, and sharing. Led by Tara Dasso and Kateri M. Walsh, these hands-on workshops are a chance to hone your skill and hear from other western Massachusetts writers on creative writing. Newcomers welcomed, though please preregister at 413-263-6836 or mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org so we can properly plan.

Funding comes from the Friends of the Library and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6836  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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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 October 11, 2021
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Columbus Day: All Locations Closed

All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of the holiday.

CONTACT:  Director's Office  413 263-6828 ext 290  
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Tuesday October 12, 2021
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You're Invited! Coffee Hour For Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

You're invited to stop by for a visit! Bring along your knitting,grab some books, or catch up with a friend over coffee and a puzzle. Every week, folks from the neighborhood, and those that provide services for Seniors will pop by to keep you informed and entertained. Refreshments provided. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs and the Federal Administration for Community Living.

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
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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
 
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Getting Started with Computers
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Do you wish you were more comfortable using a computer? This hands-on sereis of classes is designed for those with limited to no experience, and will help strengthen your computer and Internet skills!

Attendees must commit to all 3 classes. Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6828 x423  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
There are 10 spaces available.
Wednesday October 13, 2021
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The Any Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The Any Book Club (ABC) meets bi-monthly to share stories about their recent reads. In rotation with one another, members review 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. Members can attend either or both sessions. 18+

Weather permitting this program will be held out-of-doors under the pergola, otherwise it'll move indoors into the EFPBL's Community Room.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6836  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Pergola Outdoors
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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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 always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413 263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Thursday October 14, 2021
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Knot Just Knitters
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Forest Park Fall Fest
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Stop by with the whole family to play a game in the Reading Garden, treat yourself to Fall themed snacks, make a Fall-inspired craft, or join an outdoor scavenger hunt! Guess the pumpkin's weight, and get a chance to take it home to add to your fall decor! This event is for all ages. In case of rain, program will take place in the community room. Co-sponsored with Springfield Together.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413 263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
Friday October 15, 2021
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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 always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:    413-263-6840  
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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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 always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:    413-263-6836  
LOCATION: East Forest Park Cafe
 
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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 always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Saturday October 16, 2021
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Crafters' Yarn Swap
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Clean out your stash and swap it for something new; just in time for cold-weather knitting and crocheting. We'll swap out needles and hooks too! Preview, refreshments and raffle drawing 9 am -10am, swap from 10-11.

All yarn left after the swap will go to our Knot Just Knitters programs throughout the library system. Please drop off yarn and needles you'd like to swap at Mason Square Library between October 1-15 during open hours; include your name and contact information. Don't want to swap but want to get rid of your yarn? We'll happily take donations.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828 ext 293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Knot Just Knitters
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:    413-263-6843  
LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
Tuesday October 19, 2021
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You're Invited! Coffee Hour For Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

You're invited to stop by for a visit! Bring along your knitting,grab some books, or catch up with a friend over coffee and a puzzle. Every week, folks from the neighborhood, and those that provide services for Seniors will pop by to keep you informed and entertained. Refreshments provided. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs and the Federal Administration for Community Living.

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
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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
 
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Getting Started with Computers
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Do you wish you were more comfortable using a computer? This hands-on sereis of classes is designed for those with limited to no experience, and will help strengthen your computer and Internet skills!

Attendees must commit to all 3 classes. Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  414-263-6828 x423  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
Wednesday October 20, 2021
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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 always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413 263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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East Springfield Fall Fest
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Stop by and catch up with old friends. Play a fall game, treat yourself to pie and kettle corn, make a Fall- inspired craft,or join an outdoor scavenger hunt! Guess the Pumpkin's Weight and get a chance to take it home! For families.

CONTACT:  Mayra Quinones  413 263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Thursday October 21, 2021
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Knot Just Knitters
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Friday October 22, 2021
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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 always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:    413-263-6840  
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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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 always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:    413-263-6836  
LOCATION: East Forest Park Cafe
 
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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 always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Saturday October 23, 2021
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Knot Just Knitters
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:    413-263-6843  
LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
 
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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. For adults 18+. See our current book choice and group guidelines at the website!

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry    emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.
Monday October 25, 2021
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Robert Meeropol to Speak on an Exoneration and Justice for his Mother Ethel Rosenberg
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for an informative program via Zoom examining the controversial 1953 trial and execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.  Our featured guest will be Attorney Robert Meeropol, the younger son of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.  Robert and his brother Michael are vehement demanding  an official exoneration of his mother Ethel for espionage.  They claim their mother was not a spy and her trial was a perversion of justice.

Attorney Meeropol strongly suggests that those interested in this program read Anne Sebba’s book Ethel Rosenberg: An American Tragedy.

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Tuesday October 26, 2021
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You're Invited! Coffee Hour For Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

You're invited to stop by for a visit! Bring along your knitting,grab some books, or catch up with a friend over coffee and a puzzle. Every week, folks from the neighborhood, and those that provide services for Seniors will pop by to keep you informed and entertained. Refreshments provided. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs and the Federal Administration for Community Living.

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
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Getting Started with Computers
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Do you wish you were more comfortable using a computer? This hands-on sereis of classes is designed for those with limited to no experience, and will help strengthen your computer and Internet skills!

Attendees must commit to all 3 classes. Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  414-263-6828 x423  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
 
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Gun Violence and Art Therapy - ONLINE
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Springfield College professor and freelance visual artist Simone Alter-Muri presents on gun violence and how art therapy can aid healing. 2020 was the deadliest gun violence year in decades (Washington Post, June 14, 2021). Hear how art therapy can promote healing in both individuals and in the community, and meet other local community members concerned about gun violence.  A question and answer will follow the presentation. For adults 18+

Gun Violence and Art Therapy is sponsored jointly by the Springfield City Library, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, and the Springfield Cultural Council, a local agency that receives funds from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6836  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 40 spaces available.
Wednesday October 27, 2021
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The Any Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The Any Book Club (ABC) meets bi-monthly to share stories about their recent reads. In rotation with one another, members review 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. Members can attend either or both sessions. 18+

Weather permitting this program will be held out-of-doors under the pergola, otherwise it'll move indoors into the EFPBL's Community Room

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6836  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Pergola Outdoors
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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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 always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413 263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Thursday October 28, 2021
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Knot Just Knitters
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Friday October 29, 2021
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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 always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:    413-263-6840  
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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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 always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
 
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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 always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:    413-263-6836  
LOCATION: East Forest Park Cafe
Saturday October 30, 2021
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Knot Just Knitters
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:    413-263-6843  
LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
 
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Halloween Party!
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us on the Musem Quad for a LIVE DJ, trick-or-treat, a teen costume contest, and a photo booth! DJ Ant Dowe will be spinning family-frendly tunes for you to get your dance on, while you show off your costumes and join the Halloween fun!

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413-263-6828 x437  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
Monday November 1, 2021 - Monday November 15, 2021
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Thanksgiving Cards for Meals on Wheels

Enjoy this special family-friendly activity while reaching out to our home-bound neighbors. Please return finished cards by Monday November 15, so they can be distributed for the holiday in a safe and timely manner. Open Hours.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828 ext.293  dhoule@springfieldibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Monday November 1, 2021 - Tuesday November 30, 2021
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Month of Kindness Bingo

Did you know World Kindness Day is on November 13th?  For the month of November enjoy a game of Bingo to see how many kind gestures or random acts of kindness you can do. Bring back your Bingo card to be entered into a raffle to win a small prize. All Ages 

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413 263-6805  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Month of Kindness Bingo

Did you know World Kindness Day is on November 13th?  For the month of Novemver enjoy a game of Bingo to see how many kind gestures or random acts of kindness you can do. Bring back your Bingo card to be entered into a raffle to win a small prize. All Ages

CONTACT:  Tricia Labroad  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Month of Kindness Bingo

Did you know World Kindness Day is on November 13th?  For the month of November enjoy a game of Bingo to see how many kind gestures or random acts of kindness you can do. Bring back your Bingo card to be entered into a raffle to win a small prize. All Ages

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413 263-6853  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Month of Kindness Bingo

Did you know World Kindness Day is on November 13th?  For the month of November enjoy a game of Bingo to see how many kind gestures or random acts of kindness you can do. Bring back your Bingo card to be entered into a raffle to win a small prize. All Ages

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Month of Kindness Bingo

Did you know World Kindness Day is on November 13th?  For the month of November enjoy a game of Bingo to see how many kind gestures or random acts of kindness you can do. Bring back your Bingo card to be entered into a raffle to win a small prize. All Ages

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413 263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Monday November 1, 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 November 2, 2021
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You're Invited! Coffee Hour For Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

You're invited to stop by for a visit! Bring along your knitting,grab some books, or catch up with a friend over coffee and a puzzle. Every week, folks from the neighborhood, and those that provide services for Seniors will pop by to keep you informed and entertained. Refreshments provided. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs and the Federal Administration for Community Living.

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
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Cooking for Beginners
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Start your culinary journey with our Cooking for Beginners course. Reference librarian Chelsea will lead the class to make meals and snacks that you'll be able to recreate at home in no time. Come ready to learn and enjoy some tasty morsels at the end of the class. Lesson of each month will be shared ahead of time. Pre-registration is required with a limit of 10 people per class. Offered the 1st Tuesday of the month through September 2022.

CONTACT:  Chelsea Bell  413-268-6858  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday November 3, 2021
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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 always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413 263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Soothing Adult Coloring
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Come join other grown folks for some low-key coloring and conversation - or feel free to come color with your headphones if you just need some wind-down time! We'll provide all the coloring supplies. No registration, just drop in! Every first Wednesday of the month on the mezzanine in Rice Hall. Adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413-263-6828  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Mezzanine
 
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Book Talk with Local Author Guy McLain
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Meet local author Guy McLain, and join a lively discussion with other book lovers from the Springfield area community about his newest book, Drawing Without an Eraser.

In addition to being an author Guy McLain is the Executive Director of the Westfield Library and retired Executive Director of the Wood Museum of Springfield History.

What does it take to become a great artist? Is it simply a matter of unlocking our innate talent, or is it something developed through training and experience? What obstacles must you overcome, especially if you are a woman in a male dominated art world? This novel explores those questions through the story of a woman who grew up in rural Texas during the Great Depression.

Copies of Drawing Without an Eraser are available from the Springfield City Library.

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room
Thursday November 4, 2021
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Knot Just Knitters
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Friday November 5, 2021
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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 always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:    413-263-6840  
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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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 always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:    413-263-6836  
LOCATION: East Forest Park Cafe
 
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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 always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Saturday November 6, 2021
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ESOL Conversation Circle
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Come practice your English conversation with a small group of peers and your local librarians! Intermediate - advanced English preferred. We'll have coffee and light snacks. Families welcome.

Venga a practicar su inglés en conversación con un grupo pequeño y sus bibliotecarias locales! Inglés intermedio a avanzado preferido. Tendremos café y desayuno ligero. Familias bienvenidas.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Knot Just Knitters
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:    413-263-6843  
LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
 
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Write-Up Springfield
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Creative writers of all types are invited to Write-Up Springfield's monthly meeting of networking, writing exercise, and sharing. Led by Tara Dasso and Kateri M. Walsh, these hands-on workshops are a chance to hone your skill and hear from other western Massachusetts writers on creative writing. Newcomers welcomed, though please preregister at 413-263-6836 or mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org so we can properly plan.

Funding comes from the Friends of the Library and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6836  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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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 November 9, 2021
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You're Invited! Coffee Hour For Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

You're invited to stop by for a visit! Bring along your knitting,grab some books, or catch up with a friend over coffee and a puzzle. Every week, folks from the neighborhood, and those that provide services for Seniors will pop by to keep you informed and entertained. Refreshments provided. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs and the Federal Administration for Community Living.

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
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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
Wednesday November 10, 2021
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The Any Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The Any Book Club (ABC) meets bi-monthly to share stories about their recent reads. In rotation with one another, members review 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. The ABC meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month. Members can attend either or both sessions. 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6836  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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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 always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413 263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Game On! Family Game Night
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Celebrate International Games Week at the Indian Orchard library. Play a variety of your favorite board games, Wednesday Nov. 10, from 4-7 at the Indian Orchard library. For all ages.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
Thursday November 11, 2021
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Veterans Day: All Locations Closed

All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of the holiday.

CONTACT:  Director's Office  413 263-6828 ext 290  
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Friday November 12, 2021
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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 always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:    413-263-6840  
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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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 always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
 
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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 always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:    413-263-6836  
LOCATION: East Forest Park Cafe
Saturday November 13, 2021
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Chibicon
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Springfield City Library's celebration of Anime and Comics culture is back and better than ever! This year we will continue to offer the best in animated entertainment Saturday will feature some of your favorites in animation in our film festival and other surprises! Sunday will include our famous art, and costume contests, and much more! Snacks will be provided both days, and best of all- its completely free!

CONTACT:  Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe  413-263-6828 X425  shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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ESOL Conversation Circle
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Come practice your English conversation with a small group of peers and your local librarians! Intermediate - advanced English preferred. We'll have coffee and light snacks. Families welcome.

Venga a practicar su inglés en conversación con un grupo pequeño y sus bibliotecarias locales! Inglés intermedio a avanzado preferido. Tendremos café y desayuno ligero. Familias bienvenidas.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Knot Just Knitters
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:    413-263-6843  
LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
 
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Write-Up Springfield Reads: a Poetry Reading and Open Mic
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Members of Write-Up Springfield, the library's creative writing group, share readings of their poems and creative fiction, and invite you to join them. An open mic will follow. Guests are welcomed to enjoy the reception and free raffle compliments of the Friends of the Library too. Funding comes from the Friends of the Library and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. For adults.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6836  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room
Sunday November 14, 2021
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Chibicon
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Springfield City Library's celebration of Anime and Comics culture is back and better than ever! This year we will continue to offer the best in animated entertainment Saturday will feature some of your favorites in animation in our film festival and other surprises! Sunday will include our famous art, and costume contests, and much more! Snacks will be provided both days, and best of all- its completely free!

CONTACT:  Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe  413-263-6828 X425  shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday November 16, 2021
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You're Invited! Coffee Hour For Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

You're invited to stop by for a visit! Bring along your knitting,grab some books, or catch up with a friend over coffee and a puzzle. Every week, folks from the neighborhood, and those that provide services for Seniors will pop by to keep you informed and entertained. Refreshments provided. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs and the Federal Administration for Community Living.

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
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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
 
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OutSpoken Words: Master Class with Springfield's Poet Laureate
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join this master class with Springfield's Poet Laureate, Magdalena Gómez, for an introduction to writing and performing poetry in ways that invite/excite/inspire! Out/Spoken Words is for participants at ALL levels in their poetry writing and performance, for anyone who truly loves poetry and/or spoken word and wants to share that passion with others. You will be provided with tools and encouragement to conjure poems and voice for performance of your original writing at the culminating event. This  Master Class is made possible by the Academy of American Poets with funds from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This two-part session, November 16 and 18, at Brightwood Branch, is for women 20 years old and up. Space is very limited in each of the cohorts with pre-registration required. We ask that when you register, you commit to both sessions.

CONTACT:  Jean Canosa-Albano  413-263-6828 ext 291  jcanosa@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
Wednesday November 17, 2021
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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 always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413 263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Simple Adult Crafts
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Come join other grown folks for easy crafts and conversation. We'll provide all the supplies and you can go home with something you made yourself! Every third Wednesday of the month. No registration, just drop in - but supplies are limited! Every third Wednesday of the month on the mezzanine in Rice Hall. Adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413-263-6828  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Mezzanine
Thursday November 18, 2021
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Knot Just Knitters
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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OutSpoken Words: Master Class with Springfield's Poet Laureate
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join this master class with Springfield's Poet Laureate, Magdalena Gómez, for an introduction to writing and performing poetry in ways that invite/excite/inspire! Out/Spoken Words is for participants at ALL levels in their poetry writing and performance, for anyone who truly loves poetry and/or spoken word and wants to share that passion with others. You will be provided with tools and encouragement to conjure poems and voice for performance of your original writing at the culminating event. This  Master Class is made possible by the Academy of American Poets with funds from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This two-part session, November 16 and 18, at Brightwood Branch, is for women 20 years old and up. Space is very limited in each of the cohorts with pre-registration required. We ask that when you register, you commit to both sessions. To register, please use the registration link at the listing for the first class on November 16.

CONTACT:  Jean Canosa-Albano  413-263-6828 ext 291  jcanosa@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
Friday November 19, 2021
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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 always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:    413-263-6840  
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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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 always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:    413-263-6836  
LOCATION: East Forest Park Cafe
 
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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 always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Saturday November 20, 2021
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ESOL Conversation Circle
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Come practice your English conversation with a small group of peers and your local librarians! Intermediate - advanced English preferred. We'll have coffee and light snacks. Families welcome.

Venga a practicar su inglés en conversación con un grupo pequeño y sus bibliotecarias locales! Inglés intermedio a avanzado preferido. Tendremos café y desayuno ligero. Familias bienvenidas.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Knot Just Knitters
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:    413-263-6843  
LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
 
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Lunch Bunch
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Are you stuck in a rut when it comes to making healthy, easy lunches for your children? Parents, join reference librarian Chelsea to learn some fun ways to make healthy lunches.

Classes limited to 10 participants and pre-registration is required. For parents ages 18+.

CONTACT:  Chelsea Bell  413-268-6858  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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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. For adults 18+. See our current book choice and group guidelines at the website!

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry    emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.
Tuesday November 23, 2021
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You're Invited! Coffee Hour For Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

You're invited to stop by for a visit! Bring along your knitting,grab some books, or catch up with a friend over coffee and a puzzle. Every week, folks from the neighborhood, and those that provide services for Seniors will pop by to keep you informed and entertained. Refreshments provided. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs and the Federal Administration for Community Living.

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
Wednesday November 24, 2021
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Thanksgiving Eve: All Locations Close at 5 p.m.

All Springfield City Library locations will close at 5 p.m. in observance of the holiday.

CONTACT:  Director's Office  413 263-6828 ext 290  
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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The Any Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The Any Book Club (ABC) meets bi-monthly to share stories about their recent reads. In rotation with one another, members review 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. The ABC will meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month. Members can attend either or both sessions. 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6836  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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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 always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413 263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Thursday November 25, 2021
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Thanksgiving Day: All Locations Closed

All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of the holiday.

CONTACT:  Director's Office  413 263-6828 ext 290  
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Friday November 26, 2021
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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 always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Saturday November 27, 2021
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ESOL Conversation Circle
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Come practice your English conversation with a small group of peers and your local librarians! Intermediate - advanced English preferred. We'll have coffee and light snacks. Families welcome.

Venga a practicar su inglés en conversación con un grupo pequeño y sus bibliotecarias locales! Inglés intermedio a avanzado preferido. Tendremos café y desayuno ligero. Familias bienvenidas.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
Monday November 29, 2021 - Thursday December 30, 2021
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Library Mitten Tree

Donations of new mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves may be brought to any library location during open hours. Donated items will be distributed throughout Springfield in mid-December and early January. 

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828 ext.293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Tuesday November 30, 2021
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You're Invited! Coffee Hour For Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

You're invited to stop by for a visit! Bring along your knitting,grab some books, or catch up with a friend over coffee and a puzzle. Every week, folks from the neighborhood, and those that provide services for Seniors will pop by to keep you informed and entertained. Refreshments provided. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs and the Federal Administration for Community Living.

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
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413 Gourmet Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for a new cooking class meets book club series that will be hands-on and in-person for those who love to cook at home. During the class, participants will assist in creating a pre-selected dish from the chosen cookbook of the month. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to check out the selected cookbook(s) ahead of time and to bring an accompanying dish from it to share. The main meal will be selected and shared at registration. Registration for this event is required with a limit of 10 participants.

Cookbook (subject to change): Alison Roman month: Nothing Fancy, Dining In, or recipes from her YouTube/newsletter

CONTACT:  Chelsea Bell  413-263-6858  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday December 1, 2021 - Thursday December 23, 2021
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New Year Cards for Meals on Wheels

Enjoy a special family activity while reaching out to your neighbors. All ages are welcome to drop in to any location and make New Year cards for homebound Meals on Wheels recipients. Materials provided. Finished cards will be delivered in early January.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828 ext.293  dhoule@springfieldibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Wednesday December 1, 2021
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The Any Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The Any Book Club (ABC) meets bi-monthly to share stories about their recent reads. In rotation with one another, members review 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. The ABC will meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month. Members can attend either or both sessions. 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6836  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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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 always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413 263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Soothing Adult Coloring
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Come join other grown folks for some low-key coloring and conversation - or feel free to come color with your headphones if you just need some wind-down time! We'll provide all the coloring supplies. No registration, just drop in! Every first Wednesday of the month on the mezzanine in Rice Hall. Adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413-263-6828  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Mezzanine
 
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Books & Brew Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join a lively discussion with other book lovers, and enjoy your favorite brew too. Books & Brew meets on the first Wednesday of each month, Ages 18+, at Nathan Bill's Restaurant in Springfield. 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

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

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Offsite
Friday December 3, 2021
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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 always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Saturday December 4, 2021
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Festive Painted Bottles
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us for a morning of relaxing bottle painting. We'll make a lighted vessel using paint markers and fairy lights just in time for the solstice. Limited to 12 participants. Please preregister. 18+

CONTACT:  Tricia LaBroad  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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ESOL Conversation Circle
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Come practice your English conversation with a small group of peers and your local librarians! Intermediate - advanced English preferred. We'll have coffee and light snacks. Families welcome.

Venga a practicar su inglés en conversación con un grupo pequeño y sus bibliotecarias locales! Inglés intermedio a avanzado preferido. Tendremos café y desayuno ligero. Familias bienvenidas.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Cello Recital: Glorious Classical Music
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Back by popular demand, Boris Kogan (cello) and Sofya Shainskaya (piano) will play a wide variety of classical music just-in-time for the holidays.  The recital will highlight major classical styles and beloved composers such as J. S. Bach, Peter Tchaikovsky, and Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov.  Funding provided by the Rose Smith Grant, with refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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OutSpoken Words: Performance with Springfield's Poet Laureate
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for the culminating performance of Out/Spoken Word, featuring poets from the master clases with Springfield's Poet Laureate, Magdalena Gómez, on writing and performing poetry in ways that invite/excite/inspire!  Visit our website for more information.

CONTACT:  Jean M. Canosa-Albano  4132636828291  jcanosa@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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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 December 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 December 7, 2021
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You're Invited! Coffee Hour For Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

You're invited to stop by for a visit! Bring along your knitting,grab some books, or catch up with a friend over coffee and a puzzle. Every week, folks from the neighborhood, and those that provide services for Seniors will pop by to keep you informed and entertained. Refreshments provided. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs and the Federal Administration for Community Living.

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
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Cooking for Beginners
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Start your culinary journey with our Cooking for Beginners course. Reference librarian Chelsea will lead the class to make meals and snacks that you'll be able to recreate at home in no time. Come ready to learn and enjoy some tasty morsels at the end of the class. Lesson of each month will be shared ahead of time. Pre-registration is required with a limit of 10 people per class. Offered the 1st Tuesday of the month through September 2022.

CONTACT:  Chelsea Bell  413-268-6858  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday December 8, 2021
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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 always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413 263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Friday December 10, 2021
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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 always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Saturday December 11, 2021
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Festive Painted Bottles
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us for a morning of relaxing bottle painting. We'll make a lighted vessel using paint markers and fairy lights just in time for the solstice. Limited to 12 participants. Please preregister. 18+

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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ESOL Conversation Circle
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Come practice your English conversation with a small group of peers and your local librarians! Intermediate - advanced English preferred. We'll have coffee and light snacks. Families welcome.

Venga a practicar su inglés en conversación con un grupo pequeño y sus bibliotecarias locales! Inglés intermedio a avanzado preferido. Tendremos café y desayuno ligero. Familias bienvenidas.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
Tuesday December 14, 2021
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You're Invited! Coffee Hour For Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

You're invited to stop by for a visit! Bring along your knitting,grab some books, or catch up with a friend over coffee and a puzzle. Every week, folks from the neighborhood, and those that provide services for Seniors will pop by to keep you informed and entertained. Refreshments provided. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs and the Federal Administration for Community Living.

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
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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
Wednesday December 15, 2021
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The Any Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The Any Book Club (ABC) meets bi-monthly to share stories about their recent reads. In rotation with one another, members review 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. The ABC will meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month. Members can attend either or both sessions. 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6836  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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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 always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413 263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Simple Adult Crafts
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Come join other grown folks for easy crafts and conversation. We'll provide all the supplies and you can go home with something you made yourself! Every third Wednesday of the month. No registration, just drop in - but supplies are limited! Every third Wednesday of the month on the mezzanine in Rice Hall. Adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413-263-6828  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Mezzanine
Friday December 17, 2021
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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 always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Saturday December 18, 2021
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ESOL Conversation Circle
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Come practice your English conversation with a small group of peers and your local librarians! Intermediate - advanced English preferred. We'll have coffee and light snacks. Families welcome.

Venga a practicar su inglés en conversación con un grupo pequeño y sus bibliotecarias locales! Inglés intermedio a avanzado preferido. Tendremos café y desayuno ligero. Familias bienvenidas.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Lunch Bunch
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Are you stuck in a rut when it comes to making healthy, easy lunches for your children? Parents, join reference librarian Chelsea to learn some fun ways to make healthy lunches.

Classes limited to 10 participants and pre-registration is required. For parents ages 18+.

CONTACT:  Chelsea Bell  413-268-6858  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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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. For adults 18+. See our current book choice and group guidelines at the website!

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry    emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.
Tuesday December 21, 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
Wednesday December 22, 2021
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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 always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413 263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Friday December 24, 2021
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Christmas Eve: All Locations Closed

All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of the holiday.

CONTACT:  Director's Office  413 263-6828 ext 290  
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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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 always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Saturday December 25, 2021
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Christmas Day: All Locations Closed

All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of the holiday.

CONTACT:  Director's Office  413 263-6828 ext 290  
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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ESOL Conversation Circle
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Come practice your English conversation with a small group of peers and your local librarians! Intermediate - advanced English preferred. We'll have coffee and light snacks. Families welcome.

Venga a practicar su inglés en conversación con un grupo pequeño y sus bibliotecarias locales! Inglés intermedio a avanzado preferido. Tendremos café y desayuno ligero. Familias bienvenidas.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
Wednesday December 29, 2021
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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 always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413 263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Friday December 31, 2021
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New Year's Day (Observed)

All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of the holiday.

CONTACT:  Director's Office  413 263-6828 ext 290  
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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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 always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Tuesday January 4, 2022
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Cooking for Beginners
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Start your culinary journey with our Cooking for Beginners course. Reference librarian Chelsea will lead the class to make meals and snacks that you'll be able to recreate at home in no time. Come ready to learn and enjoy some tasty morsels at the end of the class. Lesson of each month will be shared ahead of time. Pre-registration is required with a limit of 10 people per class. Offered the 1st Tuesday of the month through September 2022.

CONTACT:  Chelsea Bell  413-268-6858  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday January 5, 2022
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Soothing Adult Coloring
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Come join other grown folks for some low-key coloring and conversation - or feel free to come color with your headphones if you just need some wind-down time! We'll provide all the coloring supplies. No registration, just drop in! Every first Wednesday of the month on the mezzanine in Rice Hall. Adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413-263-6828  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Mezzanine
Wednesday January 19, 2022
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Simple Adult Crafts
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Come join other grown folks for easy crafts and conversation. We'll provide all the supplies and you can go home with something you made yourself! Every third Wednesday of the month. No registration, just drop in - but supplies are limited! Every third Wednesday of the month on the mezzanine in Rice Hall. Adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413-263-6828  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Mezzanine
Saturday January 22, 2022
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Lunch Bunch
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Are you stuck in a rut when it comes to making healthy, easy lunches for your children? Parents, join reference librarian Chelsea to learn some fun ways to make healthy lunches.

Classes limited to 10 participants and pre-registration is required. For parents ages 18+.

CONTACT:  Chelsea Bell  413-268-6858  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday February 1, 2022
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Cooking for Beginners
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Start your culinary journey with our Cooking for Beginners course. Reference librarian Chelsea will lead the class to make meals and snacks that you'll be able to recreate at home in no time. Come ready to learn and enjoy some tasty morsels at the end of the class. Lesson of each month will be shared ahead of time. Pre-registration is required with a limit of 10 people per class. Offered the 1st Tuesday of the month through September 2022.

CONTACT:  Chelsea Bell  413-268-6858  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday February 2, 2022
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Soothing Adult Coloring
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Come join other grown folks for some low-key coloring and conversation - or feel free to come color with your headphones if you just need some wind-down time! We'll provide all the coloring supplies. No registration, just drop in! Every first Wednesday of the month on the mezzanine in Rice Hall. Adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413-263-6828  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Mezzanine
Wednesday February 16, 2022
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Simple Adult Crafts
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Come join other grown folks for easy crafts and conversation. We'll provide all the supplies and you can go home with something you made yourself! Every third Wednesday of the month. No registration, just drop in - but supplies are limited! Every third Wednesday of the month on the mezzanine in Rice Hall. Adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413-263-6828  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Mezzanine
Saturday February 19, 2022
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Lunch Bunch
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Are you stuck in a rut when it comes to making healthy, easy lunches for your children? Parents, join reference librarian Chelsea to learn some fun ways to make healthy lunches.

Classes limited to 10 participants and pre-registration is required. For parents ages 18+.

CONTACT:  Chelsea Bell  413-268-6858  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday March 1, 2022
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Cooking for Beginners
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Start your culinary journey with our Cooking for Beginners course. Reference librarian Chelsea will lead the class to make meals and snacks that you'll be able to recreate at home in no time. Come ready to learn and enjoy some tasty morsels at the end of the class. Lesson of each month will be shared ahead of time. Pre-registration is required with a limit of 10 people per class. Offered the 1st Tuesday of the month through September 2022.

CONTACT:  Chelsea Bell  413-268-6858  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday March 2, 2022
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Soothing Adult Coloring
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Come join other grown folks for some low-key coloring and conversation - or feel free to come color with your headphones if you just need some wind-down time! We'll provide all the coloring supplies. No registration, just drop in! Every first Wednesday of the month on the mezzanine in Rice Hall. Adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413-263-6828  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Mezzanine
Wednesday March 16, 2022
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Simple Adult Crafts
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Come join other grown folks for easy crafts and conversation. We'll provide all the supplies and you can go home with something you made yourself! Every third Wednesday of the month. No registration, just drop in - but supplies are limited! Every third Wednesday of the month on the mezzanine in Rice Hall. Adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413-263-6828  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Mezzanine
Saturday March 19, 2022
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Lunch Bunch
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Are you stuck in a rut when it comes to making healthy, easy lunches for your children? Parents, join reference librarian Chelsea to learn some fun ways to make healthy lunches.

Classes limited to 10 participants and pre-registration is required. For parents ages 18+.

CONTACT:  Chelsea Bell  413-268-6858  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday April 5, 2022
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Cooking for Beginners
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Start your culinary journey with our Cooking for Beginners course. Reference librarian Chelsea will lead the class to make meals and snacks that you'll be able to recreate at home in no time. Come ready to learn and enjoy some tasty morsels at the end of the class. Lesson of each month will be shared ahead of time. Pre-registration is required with a limit of 10 people per class. Offered the 1st Tuesday of the month through September 2022.

CONTACT:  Chelsea Bell  413-268-6858  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday April 6, 2022
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Soothing Adult Coloring
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Come join other grown folks for some low-key coloring and conversation - or feel free to come color with your headphones if you just need some wind-down time! We'll provide all the coloring supplies. No registration, just drop in! Every first Wednesday of the month on the mezzanine in Rice Hall. Adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413-263-6828  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Mezzanine
Saturday April 16, 2022
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Lunch Bunch
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Are you stuck in a rut when it comes to making healthy, easy lunches for your children? Parents, join reference librarian Chelsea to learn some fun ways to make healthy lunches.

Classes limited to 10 participants and pre-registration is required. For parents ages 18+.

CONTACT:  Chelsea Bell  413-268-6858  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday April 20, 2022
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Simple Adult Crafts
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Come join other grown folks for easy crafts and conversation. We'll provide all the supplies and you can go home with something you made yourself! Every third Wednesday of the month. No registration, just drop in - but supplies are limited! Every third Wednesday of the month on the mezzanine in Rice Hall. Adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413-263-6828  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Mezzanine
Tuesday May 3, 2022
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Cooking for Beginners
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Start your culinary journey with our Cooking for Beginners course. Reference librarian Chelsea will lead the class to make meals and snacks that you'll be able to recreate at home in no time. Come ready to learn and enjoy some tasty morsels at the end of the class. Lesson of each month will be shared ahead of time. Pre-registration is required with a limit of 10 people per class. Offered the 1st Tuesday of the month through September 2022.

CONTACT:  Chelsea Bell  413-268-6858  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday May 4, 2022
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Soothing Adult Coloring
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Come join other grown folks for some low-key coloring and conversation - or feel free to come color with your headphones if you just need some wind-down time! We'll provide all the coloring supplies. No registration, just drop in! Every first Wednesday of the month on the mezzanine in Rice Hall. Adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413-263-6828  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Mezzanine
Wednesday May 18, 2022
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Simple Adult Crafts
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Come join other grown folks for easy crafts and conversation. We'll provide all the supplies and you can go home with something you made yourself! Every third Wednesday of the month. No registration, just drop in - but supplies are limited! Every third Wednesday of the month on the mezzanine in Rice Hall. Adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413-263-6828  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Mezzanine
Saturday May 21, 2022
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Lunch Bunch
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Are you stuck in a rut when it comes to making healthy, easy lunches for your children? Parents, join reference librarian Chelsea to learn some fun ways to make healthy lunches.

Classes limited to 10 participants and pre-registration is required. For parents ages 18+.

CONTACT:  Chelsea Bell  413-268-6858  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday June 1, 2022
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Soothing Adult Coloring
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Come join other grown folks for some low-key coloring and conversation - or feel free to come color with your headphones if you just need some wind-down time! We'll provide all the coloring supplies. No registration, just drop in! Every first Wednesday of the month on the mezzanine in Rice Hall. Adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413-263-6828  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Mezzanine
Tuesday June 7, 2022
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Cooking for Beginners
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Start your culinary journey with our Cooking for Beginners course. Reference librarian Chelsea will lead the class to make meals and snacks that you'll be able to recreate at home in no time. Come ready to learn and enjoy some tasty morsels at the end of the class. Lesson of each month will be shared ahead of time. Pre-registration is required with a limit of 10 people per class. Offered the 1st Tuesday of the month through September 2022.

CONTACT:  Chelsea Bell  413-268-6858  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday June 15, 2022
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Simple Adult Crafts
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Come join other grown folks for easy crafts and conversation. We'll provide all the supplies and you can go home with something you made yourself! Every third Wednesday of the month. No registration, just drop in - but supplies are limited! Every third Wednesday of the month on the mezzanine in Rice Hall. Adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413-263-6828  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Mezzanine
Saturday June 18, 2022
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Lunch Bunch
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Are you stuck in a rut when it comes to making healthy, easy lunches for your children? Parents, join reference librarian Chelsea to learn some fun ways to make healthy lunches.

Classes limited to 10 participants and pre-registration is required. For parents ages 18+.

CONTACT:  Chelsea Bell  413-268-6858  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday July 5, 2022
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Cooking for Beginners
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Start your culinary journey with our Cooking for Beginners course. Reference librarian Chelsea will lead the class to make meals and snacks that you'll be able to recreate at home in no time. Come ready to learn and enjoy some tasty morsels at the end of the class. Lesson of each month will be shared ahead of time. Pre-registration is required with a limit of 10 people per class. Offered the 1st Tuesday of the month through September 2022.

CONTACT:  Chelsea Bell  413-268-6858  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Saturday July 23, 2022
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Lunch Bunch
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Are you stuck in a rut when it comes to making healthy, easy lunches for your children? Parents, join reference librarian Chelsea to learn some fun ways to make healthy lunches.

Classes limited to 10 participants and pre-registration is required. For parents ages 18+.

CONTACT:  Chelsea Bell  413-268-6858  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday August 2, 2022
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Cooking for Beginners
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Start your culinary journey with our Cooking for Beginners course. Reference librarian Chelsea will lead the class to make meals and snacks that you'll be able to recreate at home in no time. Come ready to learn and enjoy some tasty morsels at the end of the class. Lesson of each month will be shared ahead of time. Pre-registration is required with a limit of 10 people per class. Offered the 1st Tuesday of the month through September 2022.

CONTACT:  Chelsea Bell  413-268-6858  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Saturday August 20, 2022
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Lunch Bunch
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Are you stuck in a rut when it comes to making healthy, easy lunches for your children? Parents, join reference librarian Chelsea to learn some fun ways to make healthy lunches.

Classes limited to 10 participants and pre-registration is required. For parents ages 18+.

CONTACT:  Chelsea Bell  413-268-6858  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday September 6, 2022
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Cooking for Beginners
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Start your culinary journey with our Cooking for Beginners course. Reference librarian Chelsea will lead the class to make meals and snacks that you'll be able to recreate at home in no time. Come ready to learn and enjoy some tasty morsels at the end of the class. Lesson of each month will be shared ahead of time. Pre-registration is required with a limit of 10 people per class. Offered the 1st Tuesday of the month through September 2022.

CONTACT:  Chelsea Bell  413-268-6858  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Saturday September 17, 2022
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Lunch Bunch
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Are you stuck in a rut when it comes to making healthy, easy lunches for your children? Parents, join reference librarian Chelsea to learn some fun ways to make healthy lunches.

Classes limited to 10 participants and pre-registration is required. For parents ages 18+.

CONTACT:  Chelsea Bell  413-268-6858  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room

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