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: Central Library
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: Central Library
Tuesday March 31, 2020
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CANCELED - Wee Ones Storytime at Central Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

An interactive storytime featuring books, songs, and playtime for babies and toddlers birth to five with social time for caregivers. Ages 0-5.

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828x444  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.or
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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CANCELED - Think Outside the Box: Homeschool Geometry
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

This program is cancelled for March, we will reschedule at a later date.

Homeschool familes with children aged 8-12 are welcome to join us for this 7-week bilingual exploration of geometry. Sessions will include Angles, Quadrilaterals, Polygons, Symmetry, Fractals, and more!

Familias que educan en el hogar con niños de 8 a 12 años pueden unirse a nosotros para esta exploración bilingüe de geometría por 7 semanas. ¡Las sesiones incluirán ángulos, cuadriláteros, polígonos, simetría, fractales y más!

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6828 x201  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Wednesday April 1, 2020
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Springfield Library Commission Meeting
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

General Monthly Meeting 

CONTACT:  Jamillah Vernon  413-263-6828 x422  jvernon@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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CANCELED - Teen Night
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us in Teen Central every Wednesday night for games, crafts, and more! Bring a friend and play a board game, create something new using supplies from our Art Cart, or grab a book to read. No registration required. For teens ages 13-18.

LOCATION: Central Library
Thursday April 2, 2020
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CANCELED Knot Just Knitters - Central Library
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Thursday afternoons. Ages 18+.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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CANCELED Know Your Neighbor: Springfield Cultural Partnership
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Meet representatives from the Springfield Cultural Partnership to learn more about their exciting work in Springfield helping to bring artists and the general community closer together. Teens and adults.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Rotunda
 
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CANCELED - Crafts, Snacks, and Podcasts
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join us in the Children’s Activity Room at the Central Library as we explore what podcasts are, and listen to a variety of topics, from fictional stories to the workings of science. There will be crafts to make and snacks to eat as we listen.

CONTACT:  Theresa Boulrice  413-263-6828 ext 201  tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Saturday April 4, 2020
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CANCELED - Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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CANCELED Know Your Neighbor: Make-It Springfield
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Meet representatives from Make-It Springfield to learn more about their fun, arts and crafts service in Springfield. At Make-It Springfield, community members can learn a new skill, refine and older one, and meet people interested in crafts or hobbies that interest them. Teens and adults.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Rotunda
Monday April 6, 2020 - Thursday April 30, 2020
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CANCELED - Art Central: Paintings by Claudia Wood Rahm

After many years devoted to her family and career, Connecticut artist Claudia Wood Rahm resumed painting in 2010. From bold abstracts to whimsical scenes bursting with detail and story, Claudia’s art emerges from the page with childlike imagination. Her love for the ocean, the countryside, and the Bible often leads her to paint in layers of meaning. Her mixed media works and contemporary primitives joyously celebrate her love of color, design, and nature, as well as her faith. All ages.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
Monday April 6, 2020
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CANCELED - Girls Code Club: Empower Girls through Coding
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Workshop 1: What Can You Do With Coding?

Studies show that if you want to affect positive change in your communities: empower girls through education. In this 8 week workshop, girls will learn the mechanics behind coding, a skill that is becoming a necessity in many fields. We will be focusing on logic and problem-solving skills necessary for any type of coding as well as reviewing the different types of code such as Scratch, Python, HTML etc

Registration is required please contact: 413-263-6828 ext. 201 or tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org to reserve your place. Attendance to all workshops strongly encouraged. Presentations are in English.

For Ages: 10-14

CONTACT:  Theresa Boulrice  413-263-6828 ext 201  tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday April 7, 2020
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CANCELED - Wee Ones Storytime at Central Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

An interactive storytime featuring books, songs, and playtime for babies and toddlers birth to five with social time for caregivers. Ages 0-5.

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828x444  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.or
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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CANCELED - Genealogy Drop-In Help
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Drop in 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 project. If you can't make it to the lab, call to make an appointment with the librarian! 413-263-6828 x395, ask for Gary, or email gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org. 18+

CONTACT:  Gary Pysznik  413-263-6828 x395  GPysznik@SpringfieldLibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
 
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CANCELED - Drawing Club
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Do you love to draw? So do we! Join us in Teen Central and practice your figure drawing, explore a new technique, or work on a personal project. Bring your own tools, or use some of ours! Drawing Club meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. For ages 13-18.

CONTACT:  Hannah Knight  413-263-6828 x425  hknight@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
Wednesday April 8, 2020
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CANCELED - Teen Night
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us in Teen Central every Wednesday night for games, crafts, and more! Bring a friend and play a board game, create something new using supplies from our Art Cart, or grab a book to read. No registration required. For teens ages 13-18.

LOCATION: Central Library
Thursday April 9, 2020
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CANCELED - Knot Just Knitters - Central Library
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Thursday afternoons. Ages 18+.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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CANCELED - Crafts, Snacks, and Podcasts
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join us in the Children’s Activity Room at the Central Library as we explore what podcasts are, and listen to a variety of topics, from fictional stories to the workings of science. There will be crafts to make and snacks to eat as we listen.

CONTACT:  Theresa Boulrice  413-263-6828 ext 201  tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Saturday April 11, 2020
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CANCELED - Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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CANCELED Know Your Neighbor: Moms Demand Action
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Meet local representatives from Moms Demand Action, a national activist and advocacy group seeking to end gun violence. Teens and adults.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Rotunda
 
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CANCELED - Write-Up Springfield!
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Creative writers of all types are invited to join Write-Up Springfield at their monthly meeting of networking, writing exercise, and sharing. Writers share their creative work for feedback and constructive comments from other group members in this interactive, adult-only workshop. Newcomers welcomed, though please preregister at 413-263-6828, x221 or mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org so we can properly plan. For ages 18 and up.

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

CONTACT:  Tara Dasso  413-244-8982  tdasso@gmail.com
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Monday April 13, 2020
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CANCELED - Maker Monday
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come to Teen Central for Maker Monday! No registration required. Second Monday every month. For ages 13-18.

CONTACT:  Hannah Knight  413-263-6828 x425  hknight@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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CANCELED - Girls Code Club: Empower Girls through Coding
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Workshop 2: Coding as a Team and Project Planning

Studies show that if you want to affect positive change in your communities: empower girls through education. In this 8 week workshop, girls will learn the mechanics behind coding, a skill that is becoming a necessity in many fields. We will be focusing on logic and problem-solving skills necessary for any type of coding as well as reviewing the different types of code such as Scratch, Python, HTML etc

Registration is required please contact: 413-263-6828 ext. 201 or tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org to reserve your place. Attendance to all workshops strongly encouraged. Presentations are in English.

For Ages: 10-14

CONTACT:  Theresa Boulrice  413-263-6828 ext 201  tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday April 14, 2020
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Introduction to Finding Grants
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course. You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants, including:

  • Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations.
  • What do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding.
  • How do you identify potential funders and make the first approach.

Pre-registration is required and spaces are limited. Registration opens March 9. This class is part of services offered through the Library's Funding Information Network program.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413-263-6828 x437  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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CANCELED -Applying for the Cannabis Control Commission's Social Equity Program
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Cannabis Control Commission is hosting a clinic to assist in applying for the nation's first statewide technical assistance and training program for individuals interested in entering the legal cannabis industry. Computers will be available to apply online, and Commission staff will be present for any questions or assistance. 

This is a non-library sponsored event 

CONTACT:  Alyssa Flores  7744150484  alyssa.flores@cccmass.com
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
 
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CANCELED - Wee Ones Storytime at Central Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

An interactive storytime featuring books, songs, and playtime for babies and toddlers birth to five with social time for caregivers. Ages 0-5.

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828x444  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.or
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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CANCELED - Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Please note:  for our April 14th meeting only, the Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group will be meeting in Art Central, the art exhibit area off the Rotunda on the library's second floor.

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

This month's selection is Forty Autumns: A Family's Story of Courage and Survival on Both Sides of the Berlin Wall by Nina Willner (2016) nonfiction.
 

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 ext 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Introduction to Foundation Directory Online
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Looking for grants for your nonprofit? Come learn how to use Foundation Directory Online (FDO), the most comprehensive prospect research tool for fundraisers, with over 156,000+ grantmaker profiles. You will learn how to search for grantmakers who have funded organizations working on causes and with communities similar to those you serve.

NOTE: This class is for nonprofit organizations looking for funding. It is not geared to individuals or for-profit businesses seeking grants.

Pre-registration is required and spaces are limited. Registration opens March 9. This class is part of services offered through the Library's Funding Information Network program.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413-263-6828 x437  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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CANCELED - Know Your Neighbor: Mayor's Office for Consumer Information
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn more about consumer protection issues, and see how local staff can help you. Staff from the Mayor's Office of Consumer Information will be on-hand to answer questions about landlord/tenat rights, debt collection, retail rights, credit, and more. Teens and adults.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Rotunda
Wednesday April 15, 2020
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CANCELED - What's Cooking Cookbook Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join the Cookbook Club’s monthly discussion to improve your cooking skills, share great recipes, hear about the latest new cookbooks, and more. Members may bring in prepared dishes to share so the group can sample great tastes and enjoy something new. Third Wednesday of each month in the Central Library’s Community Room. 18+

CONTACT:  Gary Pysznik  413-263-6828 x395  gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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CANCELED - Earth Eats
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Everyone likes to eat, and making healthy delicious food is good for you and the planet! Learn how to make tasty dishes with no heat needed. We'll also learn about local food, composting, and other ways we can make our food work for us, and for the earth. Best of all, you'll get to eat everything we make! Ages 10-12. Younger siblings welcome with parent.

CONTACT:  Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe  413-263-6828 x201  shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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CANCELED - Teen Night
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us in Teen Central every Wednesday night for games, crafts, and more! Bring a friend and play a board game, create something new using supplies from our Art Cart, or grab a book to read. No registration required. For teens ages 13-18.

LOCATION: Central Library
Thursday April 16, 2020
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CANCELED - Knot Just Knitters - Central Library
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Thursday afternoons. Ages 18+.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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CANCELED - Job Training Information Table
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  (413) 263-6828 x 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Rotunda
 
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CANCELED - Crafts, Snacks, and Podcasts
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join us in the Children’s Activity Room at the Central Library as we explore what podcasts are, and listen to a variety of topics, from fictional stories to the workings of science. There will be crafts to make and snacks to eat as we listen.

CONTACT:  Theresa Boulrice  413-263-6828 ext 201  tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Saturday April 18, 2020
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CANCELED - Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Sunday April 19, 2020
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CANCELED -- Rotunda Rhythms Presents the Quark String Quartet
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Chamber music returns to Rotunda Rhythms in this program of string quartet, crowd pleasing favorites. Audiences will recognize staples in the repertoire from the likes of Dvorak and Ravel, but  will also be enticed by the energy of lesser well known works too by William Grant Stills and Jessie Montgomery. As a special bonus, Quark will be joined by the vocal quartet Gathered Voices in a special performance of Mozart's miniature masterpiece, Ave Verum Corpus.

Arrive early to get the best seat, and stay for entire program to earn a chance win in the free raffle. Funding provided by the Friends of the Library and Massachusetts Cultural Council. All ages.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828 ext 221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Rotunda
Tuesday April 21, 2020
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CANCELED - Wee Ones Storytime at Central Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

An interactive storytime featuring books, songs, and playtime for babies and toddlers birth to five with social time for caregivers. Ages 0-5.

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828x444  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.or
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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CANCELED - Drawing Club
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Do you love to draw? So do we! Join us in Teen Central and practice your figure drawing, explore a new technique, or work on a personal project. Bring your own tools, or use some of ours! Drawing Club meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. For ages 13-18.

CONTACT:  Hannah Knight  413-263-6828 x425  hknight@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
Wednesday April 22, 2020
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CANCELED- Linking Latino Educators Peer Support Group
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

LLEPSG will be hosting a monthly meeting to support local Latino educators in their language.  Topics are all related to early childhood education. 

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT:  Rosemary M Hernandez   4133061383  rhernandez@clarendonees.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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CANCELED - Dinosaur Bash
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Come to the coolest party in 200 million years! Dinosaurs have invaded the Central Branch of the Springfield City library and they want to chomp, stomp and roar with you! Join us in the Children's room and play dinosaur games, eat dinosaur snacks, and make a dinosaur craft to take home! Ages 5-9. Parents and siblings welcome

CONTACT:  Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe  413-263-6828 x.201  shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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CANCELED - Teen Night
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us in Teen Central every Wednesday night for games, crafts, and more! Bring a friend and play a board game, create something new using supplies from our Art Cart, or grab a book to read. No registration required. For teens ages 13-18.

LOCATION: Central Library
Thursday April 23, 2020
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CANCELED - Knot Just Knitters - Central Library
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Thursday afternoons. Ages 18+.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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CANCELED - Paleontologist Training Camp
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Have you ever wanted to dig for dinosaurs? Let's discover what it would be like to work as a paleontologist! We will explore the tools of a field kit, make our own plaster fossil molds, excavate a sandbox for dino bones and more.

This event is for children ages 8-12. Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828 x201  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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CANCELED - Know Your Neighbor: Mayor's Office for Consumer Information
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn more about consumer protection issues, and see how local staff can help you. Staff from the Mayor's Office of Consumer Information will be on-hand to answer questions about landlord/tenat rights, debt collection, retail rights, credit, and more. Teens and adults.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Rotunda
 
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CANCELED - Crafts, Snacks, and Podcasts
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join us in the Children’s Activity Room at the Central Library as we explore what podcasts are, and listen to a variety of topics, from fictional stories to the workings of science. There will be crafts to make and snacks to eat as we listen.

CONTACT:  Theresa Boulrice  413-263-6828 ext 201  tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Saturday April 25, 2020
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CANCELED - Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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CANCELED - Know Your Neighbor: Moms Demand Action
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Meet local representatives from Moms Demand Action, a national activist and advocacy group seeking to end gun violence. Teens and adults.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Rotunda
Monday April 27, 2020
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CANCELED - Girls Code Club: Empower Girls through Coding
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Workshop 3: Learn About Variables and Assignments

Studies show that if you want to affect positive change in your communities: empower girls through education. In this 8 week workshop, girls will learn the mechanics behind coding, a skill that is becoming a necessity in many fields. We will be focusing on logic and problem-solving skills necessary for any type of coding as well as reviewing the different types of code such as Scratch, Python, HTML etc

Registration is required please contact: 413-263-6828 ext. 201 or tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org to reserve your place. Attendance to all workshops strongly encouraged. Presentations are in English.

For Ages: 10-14

CONTACT:  Theresa Boulrice  413-263-6828 ext 201  tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday April 28, 2020
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Introduction to Fundraising Planning
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success. This introductory class will provide you with basic steps for developing a fundraising plan, including tips on:

  • Making your case for support
  • Diversifying your organization's fundraising base
  • Creating a plan of action
  • Start thinking about your organization's fundraising strategies! 

Pre-registration is required and opens March 9th. This program is offered as part of the Funding Information Network resources available at the Springfield City Library Central Location.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413-263-6828 x437  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
There are 17 spaces available.
 
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CANCELED - Wee Ones Storytime at Central Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

An interactive storytime featuring books, songs, and playtime for babies and toddlers birth to five with social time for caregivers. Ages 0-5.

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828x444  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.or
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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CANCELED - Know Your Neighbor: Springfield Cultural Partnership
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Meet representatives from the Springfield Cultural Partnership to learn more about their exciting work in Springfield helping to bring artists and the general community closer together. Teens and adults.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Rotunda
Wednesday April 29, 2020
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CANCELED - Teen Night
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us in Teen Central every Wednesday night for games, crafts, and more! Bring a friend and play a board game, create something new using supplies from our Art Cart, or grab a book to read. No registration required. For teens ages 13-18.

LOCATION: Central Library
Thursday April 30, 2020
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CANCELED - Knot Just Knitters - Central Library
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Thursday afternoons. Ages 18+.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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CANCELED - Know Your Neighbor: Dementia Friendly Coalition
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Meet representatives from the Dementia Friendly Coaltion to see how community members work to increase awareness of dementia related issue here in Springfield. Teens and adults.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Rotunda
 
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CANCELED - Crafts, Snacks, and Podcasts
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join us in the Children’s Activity Room at the Central Library as we explore what podcasts are, and listen to a variety of topics, from fictional stories to the workings of science. There will be crafts to make and snacks to eat as we listen.

CONTACT:  Theresa Boulrice  413-263-6828 ext 201  tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Saturday May 2, 2020
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CANCELED - Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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CANCELED - Know Your Neighbor: Citizens' Climate Lobby
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Meet representatives from the local chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby, and see how these committed and passionate people are working to protect the natural environment. Teens and adults.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Rotunda
Monday May 4, 2020 - Saturday May 30, 2020
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Artworks at the Library: Pottery by Carol Hutter

From practical dish-ware to decorative vases, Carol Hutter's pottery is strong yet beautiful. Practical enough for household use, her works are enhanced with artistic flourishes that add a classic elegance and grace. On display on Level 1 near the Lower Circulation Desk during regular library hours. All ages.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
Tuesday May 5, 2020
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CANCELED - Wee Ones Storytime at Central Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

An interactive storytime featuring books, songs, and playtime for babies and toddlers birth to five with social time for caregivers. Ages 0-5.

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828x444  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.or
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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CANCELED - Genealogy Drop-In Help
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Drop in 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 project. If you can't make it to the lab, call to make an appointment with the librarian! 413-263-6828 x395, ask for Gary, or email gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org. 18+

CONTACT:  Gary Pysznik  413-263-6828 x395  GPysznik@SpringfieldLibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
 
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CANCELED Know Your Neighbor: United Personnel
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Are you looking for work? Let United Personnel help. A representative from the agency will be onsite to expalin their service to local job seekers, and see if they can help you get back to work. 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Rotunda
 
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CANCELED - Drawing Club
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Do you love to draw? So do we! Join us in Teen Central and practice your figure drawing, explore a new technique, or work on a personal project. Bring your own tools, or use some of ours! Drawing Club meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. For ages 13-18.

CONTACT:  Hannah Knight  413-263-6828 x425  hknight@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
Wednesday May 6, 2020
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Census Day Celebration!
12:00 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: Central Library
 
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Springfield Library Commission Meeting
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

General Monthly Meeting 

CONTACT:  Jamillah Vernon  413-263-6828 x422  jvernon@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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CANCELED - Teen Night
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us in Teen Central every Wednesday night for games, crafts, and more! Bring a friend and play a board game, create something new using supplies from our Art Cart, or grab a book to read. No registration required. For teens ages 13-18.

LOCATION: Central Library
Thursday May 7, 2020
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CANCELED - Knot Just Knitters - Central Library
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Thursday afternoons. Ages 18+.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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CANCELED Know Your Neighbor: RSVP
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

People over 55 years of age can find meaningful volunteer opporunities with the help of RSVP, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Visit a representative today or again on the 26th to see what they can find for you here in the Pioneer Valley. Adults.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Rotunda
 
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CANCELED - Crafts, Snacks, and Podcasts
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join us in the Children’s Activity Room at the Central Library as we explore what podcasts are, and listen to a variety of topics, from fictional stories to the workings of science. There will be crafts to make and snacks to eat as we listen.

CONTACT:  Theresa Boulrice  413-263-6828 ext 201  tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Saturday May 9, 2020
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CANCELED - Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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CANCELED Know Your Neighbor: United Personnel
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Are you looking for work? Let United Personnel help. A representative from the agency will be onsite to expalin their service to local job seekers, and see if they can help you get back to work. 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Rotunda
 
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CANCELED Write-Up Springfield Reads!
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, and guests are welcomed to enjoy the reception and free raffle compliments of the Friends of the Library too. The featured writers include Robin Coolbeth, Doris Ditmer, Don Fischer, Tamara Fricke, Ken Harris, Carol Marrone, Jessica Megan, Michael Allen Roche, Shane Robitaille, and Kateri M. Walsh.

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

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Monday May 11, 2020
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CANCELED - Maker Monday
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come to Teen Central for Maker Monday! No registration required. Second Monday every month. For ages 13-18.

CONTACT:  Hannah Knight  413-263-6828 x425  hknight@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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CANCELED - Girls Code Club: Empower Girls through Coding
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Workshop 4: Learn About Conditionals and Booleans

Studies show that if you want to affect positive change in your communities: empower girls through education. In this 8 week workshop, girls will learn the mechanics behind coding, a skill that is becoming a necessity in many fields. We will be focusing on logic and problem-solving skills necessary for any type of coding as well as reviewing the different types of code such as Scratch, Python, HTML etc

Registration is required please contact: 413-263-6828 ext. 201 or tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org to reserve your place. Attendance to all workshops strongly encouraged. Presentations are in English.

For Ages: 10-14

CONTACT:  Theresa Boulrice  413-263-6828 ext 201  tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday May 12, 2020
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CANCELED - Wee Ones Storytime at Central Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

An interactive storytime featuring books, songs, and playtime for babies and toddlers birth to five with social time for caregivers. Ages 0-5.

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828x444  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.or
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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CANCELED - Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Please note: Due to this month's cancellation of the Afterthoughts Book Group at the Central Library, our May selection, Plainsong by Kent Haruf, has been moved to our June 9th meeting. We hope to see you there!

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

This month's selection is Plainsong by Kent Haruf (1999) fiction.
 

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 ext 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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CANCELED Know Your Neighbor: Springfield Parent Academy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Free courses are available to local residents on parenting, personal growth, student achievement, and more from the Springfield Parent Academy. See what they have available, and sign-up for a free course today! Adults.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Rotunda
Wednesday May 13, 2020 - Saturday June 27, 2020
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Art Central: Springfield Preservation Trust's 2020 Award Winners

One of Springfield's many assets is its wonderful housing stock of historic properties. See photographs of its beautiful homes and impressive architecture meticulously restored by dozens of its residents and property owners in this display of the 2020 Springfield Preservation Trust award winners, a local advocacy group for historic preservation. www.springfieldpreservation.org All ages.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
Wednesday May 13, 2020
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CANCELED Success with Computers, Part 1
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Computers are changing and so are our uses of them. Take this 3-part, introductory series to strengthen your computer skills and gain confidence with using the Internet, organizing your files, editing documents, and more. Wednesday afternoons, 1-2:30 p.m. in the Central Library's Computer Lab.

  • May 13, part 1, reviews standard Windows features, introduces the web, and editing documents
  • May 20 part 2, continues with the web, introduces file management, and more
  • May 27, part 3, continutes with file management, explores search engines, and introduces the Invisible Web

Sign-up for all three and get the most out of what this program has to offer. 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
Registration will begin on Monday, April 6, 2020 at 8:00 AM     
 
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CANCELED - Teen Night
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us in Teen Central every Wednesday night for games, crafts, and more! Bring a friend and play a board game, create something new using supplies from our Art Cart, or grab a book to read. No registration required. For teens ages 13-18.

LOCATION: Central Library
 
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CANCELED Award Ceremony for the Springfield Preservation Trust's 2020 Winners
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Springfield Preservation Trust honors this year's award winners in this free, public reception and presentation. See photos of their beautifully restored homes and businesses; hear stories from the award winners about their impressive work; and enjoy meeting like-minded neighbors in this interesting presentation and social.  18+.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
Thursday May 14, 2020
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CANCELED - Knot Just Knitters - Central Library
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Thursday afternoons. Ages 18+.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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CANCELED Know Your Neighbor: Citizens' Climate Lobby
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Meet representatives from the local chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby, and see how these committed and passionate people are working to protect the natural environment. Teens and adults.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Rotunda
 
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CANCELED - Crafts, Snacks, and Podcasts
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join us in the Children’s Activity Room at the Central Library as we explore what podcasts are, and listen to a variety of topics, from fictional stories to the workings of science. There will be crafts to make and snacks to eat as we listen.

CONTACT:  Theresa Boulrice  413-263-6828 ext 201  tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Saturday May 16, 2020
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CANCELED - Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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CANCELED- WMSC Songwriters Workshop
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Western MA Songwriters Collaborative is hosting a 3-hour lecture format workshop for aspiring songwriters. 

This is a non-library sponsored event.

CONTACT:  Paul Sticca  4135309227  psticca2010@gmail.com
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Sunday May 17, 2020
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CANCELED Rotunda Rhythms: a Songwriters' Showcase
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Three western Massachusetts songwriters come together in this showcase of local talent and creativity. Hear songs by Sparkie Allison, Abaigeal Russell, and Sheryl Stanton in Rotunda Rhythms' last concert of the season. Be sure to meet them afterwards in a free public reception. 

Come early to get the best seat, and stay for entire program to earn a chance win in the free raffle. Funding provided by the Friends of the Library, and Springfield Cultural Council. All ages.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828 ext 221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Rotunda
 
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CANCELED Reception for Rotunda Rhythms
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Meet the songwriters of today's Rotunda Rhythms concert, Sparkie Allison, Abaigeal Russell, and Sheryl Stanton. Following the performance, concertgoers and the performers will gather in-front of Art Central (level 2) for this mix and mingle. Free raffle and refreshment for all who attend the concert and reception. Funding provided by the Friends of the Library. All ages.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828 ext 221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
Monday May 18, 2020
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Girls Code Club: Empower Girls through Coding
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Workshop 5: Learn About Loops

Studies show that if you want to affect positive change in your communities: empower girls through education. In this 8 week workshop, girls will learn the mechanics behind coding, a skill that is becoming a necessity in many fields. We will be focusing on logic and problem-solving skills necessary for any type of coding as well as reviewing the different types of code such as Scratch, Python, HTML etc

Registration is required please contact: 413-263-6828 ext. 201 or tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org to reserve your place. Attendance to all workshops strongly encouraged. Presentations are in English.

For Ages: 10-14

CONTACT:  Theresa Boulrice  413-263-6828 ext 201  tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday May 19, 2020
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Wee Ones Storytime at Central Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

An interactive storytime featuring books, songs, and playtime for babies and toddlers birth to five with social time for caregivers. Ages 0-5.

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828x444  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.or
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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Know Your Neighbor: Springfield Parent Academy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Free courses are available to local residents on parenting, personal growth, student achievement, and more from the Springfield Parent Academy. See what they have available, and sign-up for a free course today! Adults.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Rotunda
 
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Drawing Club
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Do you love to draw? So do we! Join us in Teen Central and practice your figure drawing, explore a new technique, or work on a personal project. Bring your own tools, or use some of ours! Drawing Club meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. For ages 13-18.

CONTACT:  Hannah Knight  413-263-6828 x425  hknight@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
Wednesday May 20, 2020
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Success with Computers, Part 2
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Computers are changing and so are our uses of them. Take this 3-part, introductory series to strengthen your computer skills and gain confidence with using the Internet, organizing your files, editing documents, and more. Wednesday afternoons, 1-2:30 p.m. in the Central Library's Computer Lab.

  • May 13, part 1, reviews standard Windows features, introduces the web, and editing documents
  • May 20 part 2, continues with the web, introduces file management, and more
  • May 27, part 3, continutes with file management, explores search engines, and introduces the Invisible Web

Sign-up for all three and get the most out of what this program has to offer. 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
Registration will begin on Monday, April 6, 2020 at 8:00 AM     
 
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Teen Night
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us in Teen Central every Wednesday night for games, crafts, and more! Bring a friend and play a board game, create something new using supplies from our Art Cart, or grab a book to read. No registration required. For teens ages 13-18.

LOCATION: Central Library
 
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MassDOT CIP Public Comment Meeting
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Public Comment Meeting on the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Capital Investment Plan (CIP).

This is a non-library sponsored event

CONTACT:  Ilze Greever  857-368-8985  Ilze.Greever@dot.state.ma.us
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Thursday May 21, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Central Library
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Thursday afternoons. Ages 18+.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Job Training Information Table
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  (413) 263-6828 x 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Rotunda
 
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Crafts, Snacks, and Podcasts
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join us in the Children’s Activity Room at the Central Library as we explore what podcasts are, and listen to a variety of topics, from fictional stories to the workings of science. There will be crafts to make and snacks to eat as we listen.

CONTACT:  Theresa Boulrice  413-263-6828 ext 201  tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Saturday May 23, 2020
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Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday May 26, 2020
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Wee Ones Storytime at Central Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

An interactive storytime featuring books, songs, and playtime for babies and toddlers birth to five with social time for caregivers. Ages 0-5.

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828x444  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.or
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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Know Your Neighbor: RSVP
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

People over 55 years of age can find meaningful volunteer opporunities with the help of RSVP, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Visit a representative today or again on the 26th to see what they can find for you here in the Pioneer Valley. Adults.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Rotunda
Wednesday May 27, 2020
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Success with Computers, Part 3
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Computers are changing and so are our uses of them. Take this 3-part, introductory series to strengthen your computer skills and gain confidence with using the Internet, organizing your files, editing documents, and more. Wednesday afternoons, 1-2:30 p.m. in the Central Library's Computer Lab.

  • May 13, part 1, reviews standard Windows features, introduces the web, and editing documents
  • May 20 part 2, continues with the web, introduces file management, and more
  • May 27, part 3, continutes with file management, explores search engines, and introduces the Invisible Web

Sign-up for all three and get the most out of what this program has to offer. 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
Registration will begin on Monday, April 6, 2020 at 8:00 AM     
 
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Teen Night
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us in Teen Central every Wednesday night for games, crafts, and more! Bring a friend and play a board game, create something new using supplies from our Art Cart, or grab a book to read. No registration required. For teens ages 13-18.

LOCATION: Central Library
Thursday May 28, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Central Library
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Thursday afternoons. Ages 18+.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Know Your Neighbor: Big Blue Drop-in Center
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Christ Church Cathedral has opened a new drop-in center for people experiencing homelessness. Let a church representative tell you more about what they're doing to help ease the trauma of homelessness. Teens and adults.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Rotunda
 
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Crafts, Snacks, and Podcasts
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join us in the Children’s Activity Room at the Central Library as we explore what podcasts are, and listen to a variety of topics, from fictional stories to the workings of science. There will be crafts to make and snacks to eat as we listen.

CONTACT:  Theresa Boulrice  413-263-6828 ext 201  tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Saturday May 30, 2020
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Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday June 1, 2020
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Armchair Travel Book Club
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Chelsea Tuthill  413-263-6828 x 395  ctuthill@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Girls Code Club: Empower Girls through Coding
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Workshop 6:  Fun with Functions

Studies show that if you want to affect positive change in your communities: empower girls through education. In this 8 week workshop, girls will learn the mechanics behind coding, a skill that is becoming a necessity in many fields. We will be focusing on logic and problem-solving skills necessary for any type of coding as well as reviewing the different types of code such as Scratch, Python, HTML etc

Registration is required please contact: 413-263-6828 ext. 201 or tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org to reserve your place. Attendance to all workshops strongly encouraged. Presentations are in English.

For Ages: 10-14

CONTACT:  Theresa Boulrice  413-263-6828 ext 201  tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday June 2, 2020
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Wee Ones Storytime at Central Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

An interactive storytime featuring books, songs, and playtime for babies and toddlers birth to five with social time for caregivers. Ages 0-5.

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828x444  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.or
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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Genealogy Drop-In Help
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Drop in 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 project. If you can't make it to the lab, call to make an appointment with the librarian! 413-263-6828 x395, ask for Gary, or email gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org. 18+

CONTACT:  Gary Pysznik  413-263-6828 x395  GPysznik@SpringfieldLibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
 
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Drawing Club
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Do you love to draw? So do we! Join us in Teen Central and practice your figure drawing, explore a new technique, or work on a personal project. Bring your own tools, or use some of ours! Drawing Club meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. For ages 13-18.

CONTACT:  Hannah Knight  413-263-6828 x425  hknight@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
Wednesday June 3, 2020
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Springfield Library Commission Meeting
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

General Monthly Meeting 

CONTACT:  Jamillah Vernon  413-263-6828 x422  jvernon@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Teen Night
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us in Teen Central every Wednesday night for games, crafts, and more! Bring a friend and play a board game, create something new using supplies from our Art Cart, or grab a book to read. No registration required. For teens ages 13-18.

LOCATION: Central Library
Thursday June 4, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Central Library
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Thursday afternoons. Ages 18+.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Crafts, Snacks, and Podcasts
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join us in the Children’s Activity Room at the Central Library as we explore what podcasts are, and listen to a variety of topics, from fictional stories to the workings of science. There will be crafts to make and snacks to eat as we listen.

CONTACT:  Theresa Boulrice  413-263-6828 ext 201  tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Saturday June 6, 2020
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Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday June 8, 2020
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Maker Monday
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come to Teen Central for Maker Monday! No registration required. Second Monday every month. For ages 13-18.

CONTACT:  Hannah Knight  413-263-6828 x425  hknight@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Girls Code Club: Empower Girls through Coding
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Workshop 7: Make a Basic Webpage

Studies show that if you want to affect positive change in your communities: empower girls through education. In this 8 week workshop, girls will learn the mechanics behind coding, a skill that is becoming a necessity in many fields. We will be focusing on logic and problem-solving skills necessary for any type of coding as well as reviewing the different types of code such as Scratch, Python, HTML etc

Registration is required please contact: 413-263-6828 ext. 201 or tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org to reserve your place. Attendance to all workshops strongly encouraged. Presentations are in English.

For Ages: 10-14

CONTACT:  Theresa Boulrice  413-263-6828 ext 201  tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday June 9, 2020
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Wee Ones Storytime at Central Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

An interactive storytime featuring books, songs, and playtime for babies and toddlers birth to five with social time for caregivers. Ages 0-5.

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828x444  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.or
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

This month's selection is Plainsong by Kent Haruf (1999) fiction.
 

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 ext 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Wednesday June 10, 2020
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Teen Night
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us in Teen Central every Wednesday night for games, crafts, and more! Bring a friend and play a board game, create something new using supplies from our Art Cart, or grab a book to read. No registration required. For teens ages 13-18.

LOCATION: Central Library
Thursday June 11, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Central Library
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Thursday afternoons. Ages 18+.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Crafts, Snacks, and Podcasts
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join us in the Children’s Activity Room at the Central Library as we explore what podcasts are, and listen to a variety of topics, from fictional stories to the workings of science. There will be crafts to make and snacks to eat as we listen.

CONTACT:  Theresa Boulrice  413-263-6828 ext 201  tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Saturday June 13, 2020
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Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday June 15, 2020
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Girls Coding Club: Empower Girls through Coding
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Workshop 8: Debugging and Where to Find Help

Studies show that if you want to affect positive change in your communities: empower girls through education. In this 8 week workshop, girls will learn the mechanics behind coding, a skill that is becoming a necessity in many fields. We will be focusing on logic and problem-solving skills necessary for any type of coding as well as reviewing the different types of code such as Scratch, Python, HTML etc

Registration is required please contact: 413-263-6828 ext. 201 or tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org to reserve your place. Attendance to all workshops strongly encouraged. Presentations are in English.

For Ages: 10-14

 

CONTACT:  Theresa Boulrice  413-263-6828 ext 201  tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday June 16, 2020
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Introduction to Project Budgets
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Are you ready to start fundraising for your project or idea, but don't know what and how much to ask for? Learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget with confidence. This class  provides instruction on how to generate a standard project budget for a non-profit's, foundation proposal and includes:

-    the basic components of a project budget including income and expenses
-    how to estimate the realistic cost of a project
-    what other financial documents you may need to submit with your proposal

Intended Audience: Fundraising & development staff for nonprofit organizations, and nonprofit grant writers.

Prerequisites: It would be helpful if you are familiar with the basics of proposal writing.

Pre-registration is required and opens May 11th.

This program is offered as part of the Funding Information Network resources available at the Springfield City Library's Central Library.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413-263-6828 x437  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Monday, May 11, 2020 at 8:00 AM     
 
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Wee Ones Storytime at Central Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

An interactive storytime featuring books, songs, and playtime for babies and toddlers birth to five with social time for caregivers. Ages 0-5.

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828x444  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.or
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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Drawing Club
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Do you love to draw? So do we! Join us in Teen Central and practice your figure drawing, explore a new technique, or work on a personal project. Bring your own tools, or use some of ours! Drawing Club meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. For ages 13-18.

CONTACT:  Hannah Knight  413-263-6828 x425  hknight@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
Wednesday June 17, 2020
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Teen Night
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us in Teen Central every Wednesday night for games, crafts, and more! Bring a friend and play a board game, create something new using supplies from our Art Cart, or grab a book to read. No registration required. For teens ages 13-18.

LOCATION: Central Library
Thursday June 18, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Central Library
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Thursday afternoons. Ages 18+.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Job Training Information Table
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  (413) 263-6828 x 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Rotunda
 
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Crafts, Snacks, and Podcasts
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join us in the Children’s Activity Room at the Central Library as we explore what podcasts are, and listen to a variety of topics, from fictional stories to the workings of science. There will be crafts to make and snacks to eat as we listen.

CONTACT:  Theresa Boulrice  413-263-6828 ext 201  tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Saturday June 20, 2020
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Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday June 22, 2020
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Armchair Travel Book Club
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Chelsea Tuthill  413-263-6828 x 395  ctuthill@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday June 23, 2020
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Wee Ones Storytime at Central Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

An interactive storytime featuring books, songs, and playtime for babies and toddlers birth to five with social time for caregivers. Ages 0-5.

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828x444  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.or
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Wednesday June 24, 2020
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Teen Night
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us in Teen Central every Wednesday night for games, crafts, and more! Bring a friend and play a board game, create something new using supplies from our Art Cart, or grab a book to read. No registration required. For teens ages 13-18.

LOCATION: Central Library
Thursday June 25, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Central Library
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Thursday afternoons. Ages 18+.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Crafts, Snacks, and Podcasts
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join us in the Children’s Activity Room at the Central Library as we explore what podcasts are, and listen to a variety of topics, from fictional stories to the workings of science. There will be crafts to make and snacks to eat as we listen.

CONTACT:  Theresa Boulrice  413-263-6828 ext 201  tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Saturday June 27, 2020
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Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday June 30, 2020
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Wee Ones Storytime at Central Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

An interactive storytime featuring books, songs, and playtime for babies and toddlers birth to five with social time for caregivers. Ages 0-5.

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828x444  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.or
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Thursday July 2, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Central Library
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Thursday afternoons. Ages 18+.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday July 7, 2020
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Genealogy Drop-In Help
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Drop in 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 project. If you can't make it to the lab, call to make an appointment with the librarian! 413-263-6828 x395, ask for Gary, or email gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org. 18+

CONTACT:  Gary Pysznik  413-263-6828 x395  GPysznik@SpringfieldLibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
Thursday July 9, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Central Library
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Thursday afternoons. Ages 18+.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Saturday July 11, 2020
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Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday July 14, 2020
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 ext 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Thursday July 16, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Central Library
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Thursday afternoons. Ages 18+.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Saturday July 18, 2020
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Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Thursday July 23, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Central Library
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Thursday afternoons. Ages 18+.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Saturday July 25, 2020
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Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday July 27, 2020
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Armchair Travel Book Club
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Chelsea Tuthill  413-263-6828 x 395  ctuthill@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Thursday July 30, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Central Library
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Thursday afternoons. Ages 18+.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Saturday August 1, 2020
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Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday August 4, 2020
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Genealogy Drop-In Help
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Drop in 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 project. If you can't make it to the lab, call to make an appointment with the librarian! 413-263-6828 x395, ask for Gary, or email gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org. 18+

CONTACT:  Gary Pysznik  413-263-6828 x395  GPysznik@SpringfieldLibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
Thursday August 6, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Central Library
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Thursday afternoons. Ages 18+.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Saturday August 8, 2020
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Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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Write-Up Springfield!
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

For ages 18 and up

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

CONTACT:  Tara Dasso  413-244-8982  tdasso@gmail.com
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday August 11, 2020
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 ext 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Thursday August 13, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Central Library
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Thursday afternoons. Ages 18+.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Saturday August 15, 2020
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Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Thursday August 20, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Central Library
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Thursday afternoons. Ages 18+.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Saturday August 22, 2020
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Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Monday August 24, 2020
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Armchair Travel Book Club
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Chelsea Tuthill  413-263-6828 x 395  ctuthill@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Thursday August 27, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Central Library
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Thursday afternoons. Ages 18+.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Saturday August 29, 2020
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Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday September 1, 2020
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Genealogy Drop-In Help
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Drop in 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 project. If you can't make it to the lab, call to make an appointment with the librarian! 413-263-6828 x395, ask for Gary, or email gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org. 18+

CONTACT:  Gary Pysznik  413-263-6828 x395  GPysznik@SpringfieldLibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
Saturday September 5, 2020
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Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday September 8, 2020
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 ext 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Saturday September 12, 2020
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Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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Write-Up Springfield!
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

For ages 18 and up

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

CONTACT:  Tara Dasso  413-244-8982  tdasso@gmail.com
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Saturday September 19, 2020
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Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Saturday September 26, 2020
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Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Saturday October 3, 2020
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Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday October 6, 2020
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Genealogy Drop-In Help
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Drop in 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 project. If you can't make it to the lab, call to make an appointment with the librarian! 413-263-6828 x395, ask for Gary, or email gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org. 18+

CONTACT:  Gary Pysznik  413-263-6828 x395  GPysznik@SpringfieldLibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
Saturday October 10, 2020
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Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday October 13, 2020
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 ext 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Saturday October 17, 2020
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Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Saturday October 24, 2020
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Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Saturday October 31, 2020
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Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday November 3, 2020
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Genealogy Drop-In Help
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Drop in 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 project. If you can't make it to the lab, call to make an appointment with the librarian! 413-263-6828 x395, ask for Gary, or email gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org. 18+

CONTACT:  Gary Pysznik  413-263-6828 x395  GPysznik@SpringfieldLibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
Saturday November 7, 2020
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Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday November 10, 2020
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 ext 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Saturday November 14, 2020
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Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Saturday November 21, 2020
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Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Saturday November 28, 2020
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Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday December 1, 2020
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Genealogy Drop-In Help
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Drop in 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 project. If you can't make it to the lab, call to make an appointment with the librarian! 413-263-6828 x395, ask for Gary, or email gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org. 18+

CONTACT:  Gary Pysznik  413-263-6828 x395  GPysznik@SpringfieldLibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
Saturday December 5, 2020
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Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday December 8, 2020
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 ext 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Saturday December 12, 2020
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Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Saturday December 19, 2020
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Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Saturday December 26, 2020
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Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room

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