Monday March 16, 2020 - Sunday May 3, 2020
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Library Closed to the Public Mar 16 - May 3

Today, the Mayor announced an extension to the time that City Hall and all other municipal buildings, including the libraries, will remain closed to the public. The new closure date is through Sunday, May 3.

We are still answering phone and email inquiries, providing story times and reader recommendations, and many other services on social media and our website! We look forward to seeing you all soon.

We will update this information as the situation develops. Please check the Library's website for the latest information. www.SpringfieldLibrary.org

LOCATION: East Springfield
Tuesday March 17, 2020 - Sunday May 17, 2020
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All Programs, Events and Meetings Temporarily Suspended

Per the recommendation of the Health Commissioner, the Springfield City Library is suspending all programs and events through Sunday, May 17th.

We will also be closing our community rooms to outside use until further notice, with status to be reviewed weekly after May 17th. 

If you have any questions, please contact the library. Thank you for your understanding, and we apologize for the inconvenience. 

LOCATION: East Springfield
Monday March 30, 2020
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CANCELED - Craft Your Cares Away
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Tricia LaBroad  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Wednesday April 1, 2020
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CANCELED - BYOB Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads at this lively book group. Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres. We're always open to new members - join us! Meets on the first Wednesday of each month | 18+

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  
LOCATION: East Springfield
Thursday April 2, 2020
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CANCELED - Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Springfield Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6840  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Friday April 3, 2020
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CANCELED - Knot Just Knitters - East Springfield
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Saturday April 4, 2020
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CANCELED - Tai Chi for Everyone
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6840  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Wednesday April 8, 2020
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CANCELED - Comics Club
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Do you wait on the edge of your seat for the next Marvel movie? Do you think Mikasa Akkaman from AOT is the coolest character in anime? Then this is the club for you! Join us here at East Springfield as we share our favorites in anime, manga, and American comics. The club will meet every month on the second Wednesday from 4:30-5:30. Members will help shape how the club progresses, and what events we hold every month! Come and geek out with us! For Teens and Tweens 11+

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  4132636840  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Thursday April 9, 2020
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CANCELED - Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Springfield Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6840  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Friday April 10, 2020
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CANCELED - Knot Just Knitters - East Springfield
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Tuesday April 14, 2020
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CANCELED - Chair Yoga
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Chair Yoga is a unique yoga style that adapts yoga positions and poses through creative use of a chair. The chair replaces the yoga mat, and becomes an extension of the body. The student is able to warm up the body safely, and perform yoga poses with more support and stability. Poses are done seated on the chair, or the chair is used for support during standing poses such as bends, extensions, and stretches. Suitable for all ages, fitness levels, and physical conditions, this class is instructed by Certified Yoga Instructor Nicole Ferraro.

Meets on the second Tuesday of every month | Ages 18 and up

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

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6840  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Thursday April 16, 2020
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CANCELED - Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Springfield Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6840  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Friday April 17, 2020
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CANCELED - Knot Just Knitters - East Springfield
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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CANCELED - Rock Painting
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Libraries ROCK! So come to the library and paint a rock. Rocks and paint will be provided. Recommended for ages 8-18.

CONTACT:    413-263-6840  
LOCATION: East Springfield
Wednesday April 22, 2020
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CANCELED - Salsa Taste Test Challenge
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

It's Salsa Time! Come join us for a Salsa taste test challenge. Which one will taste the best? Which one is the hottest? Join us to find out which one is your favorite. For ages 10 to 14 years old. Pre-registration is required.

CONTACT:  Tricia L.  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Thursday April 23, 2020
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CANCELED - Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Springfield Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6840  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Friday April 24, 2020
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CANCELED - Knot Just Knitters - East Springfield
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Monday April 27, 2020
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CANCELED - Craft Your Cares Away
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Tricia LaBroad  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Tuesday April 28, 2020
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CANCELED - Chair Yoga for Special Needs
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Yoga can have many benefits including increased flexibility and focus, and building a sense of calm. This small-session workshop is designed for adults with special needs specifically, though the general public is welcomed to attend too. Led by Bonni-Lynne Sandler of HeartnSoul Yoga, Bonni-Lynne is a certified yoga instructor and MSEd. Space is limited, so please sign-up online or with a librarian. 18+

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6840  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Thursday April 30, 2020
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CANCELED - Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Springfield Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6840  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Friday May 1, 2020
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CANCELED - Knot Just Knitters - East Springfield
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Saturday May 2, 2020
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CANCELED - Tai Chi for Everyone
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

CONTACT:  Regie Wilson  413-263-6840  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Wednesday May 6, 2020
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CANCELED - BYOB Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads at this lively book group. Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres. We're always open to new members - join us! Meets on the first Wednesday of each month | 18+

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Census Day Celebration!
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come to our celebrartion of Springfield and the Census. We will have food, entertainment, and prizes - including a grand prize raffle for a Nintendo Switch Lite! If you haven't filled out the Census, we will have folks who can help you get it done. Join us for a great party. When you fill out the 2020 Census, you make sure Springfield Counts! 

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry    emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Thursday May 7, 2020
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CANCELED - Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Springfield Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6840  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Friday May 8, 2020
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CANCELED - Knot Just Knitters - East Springfield
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Saturday May 9, 2020
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CANCELED - Plant a Seed, Grow a Garden
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Let's celebrate Earth Day by learning how to grow a garden. We'll provide seeds and pots. Ages 6-12. 

CONTACT:    413-263-6840  
LOCATION: East Springfield
Tuesday May 12, 2020
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CANCELED - Chair Yoga
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Chair Yoga is a unique yoga style that adapts yoga positions and poses through creative use of a chair. The chair replaces the yoga mat, and becomes an extension of the body. The student is able to warm up the body safely, and perform yoga poses with more support and stability. Poses are done seated on the chair, or the chair is used for support during standing poses such as bends, extensions, and stretches. Suitable for all ages, fitness levels, and physical conditions, this class is instructed by Certified Yoga Instructor Nicole Ferraro.

Meets on the second Tuesday of every month | Ages 18 and up

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

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6840  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Wednesday May 13, 2020
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CANCELED - Comics Club
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Do you wait on the edge of your seat for the next Marvel movie? Do you think Mikasa Akkaman from AOT is the coolest character in anime? Then this is the club for you! Join us here at East Springfield as we share our favorites in anime, manga, and American comics. The club will meet every month on the second Wednesday from 4:30-5:30. Members will help shape how the club progresses, and what events we hold every month! Come and geek out with us! For Teens and Tweens 11+

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  4132636840  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Thursday May 14, 2020
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CANCELED - Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Springfield Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6840  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Friday May 15, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - East Springfield
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Thursday May 21, 2020
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Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Springfield Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6840  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Friday May 22, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - East Springfield
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Rock Painting
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Libraries ROCK! So come to the library and paint a rock. Rocks and paint will be provided. Recommended for ages 8-18.

CONTACT:    413-263-6840  
LOCATION: East Springfield
Thursday May 28, 2020
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Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Springfield Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6840  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Friday May 29, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - East Springfield
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Wednesday June 3, 2020
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BYOB Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads at this lively book group. Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres. We're always open to new members - join us! Meets on the first Wednesday of each month | 18+

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6840  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Saturday June 6, 2020
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Tai Chi for Everyone
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

CONTACT:  Shadd Jamison  413-263-6840  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Tuesday June 9, 2020
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Chair Yoga
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Chair Yoga is a unique yoga style that adapts yoga positions and poses through creative use of a chair. The chair replaces the yoga mat, and becomes an extension of the body. The student is able to warm up the body safely, and perform yoga poses with more support and stability. Poses are done seated on the chair, or the chair is used for support during standing poses such as bends, extensions, and stretches. Suitable for all ages, fitness levels, and physical conditions, this class is instructed by Certified Yoga Instructor Nicole Ferraro.

Meets on the second Tuesday of every month | Ages 18 and up

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

CONTACT:  Shadd Jamison  413-263-6840  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Wednesday June 10, 2020
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Comics Club
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Do you wait on the edge of your seat for the next Marvel movie? Do you think Mikasa Akkaman from AOT is the coolest character in anime? Then this is the club for you! Join us here at East Springfield as we share our favorites in anime, manga, and American comics. The club will meet every month on the second Wednesday from 4:30-5:30. Members will help shape how the club progresses, and what events we hold every month! Come and geek out with us! For Teens and Tweens 11+

CONTACT:  Shadd Jamison  4132636840  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Friday June 19, 2020
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Snack BINGO
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Trish Labroad  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Wednesday July 1, 2020
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BYOB Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads at this lively book group. Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres. We're always open to new members - join us! Meets on the first Wednesday of each month | 18+

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6840  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Friday July 24, 2020
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Snack BINGO
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Trish Labroad  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Wednesday August 5, 2020
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BYOB Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads at this lively book group. Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres. We're always open to new members - join us! Meets on the first Wednesday of each month | 18+

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6840  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Friday August 21, 2020
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Snack BINGO
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Trish Labroad  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Wednesday September 2, 2020
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BYOB Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads at this lively book group. Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres. We're always open to new members - join us! Meets on the first Wednesday of each month | 18+

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6840  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Wednesday October 7, 2020
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BYOB Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads at this lively book group. Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres. We're always open to new members - join us! Meets on the first Wednesday of each month | 18+

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6840  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield

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