Monday June 25, 2018 - Monday December 31, 2018
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Art and Recyclables Makerspace

Drop in during open hours to learn and explore at our makerspace!  This creative space for kids and their families is chock full of art supplies and recycled stuff waiting to be transformed into something new.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Monday July 23, 2018 - Saturday July 28, 2018
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Drop In Craft

Drop by the library and make a craft. DISCOVER YOUR story, YOUR summer, YOUR library. During open hours.For kids ages 5-10, but everyone is welcome to participate.

We invite you to DISCOVER Springfield City Library this summer and participate by visiting our branches, attending programs, playing at the library, and reading. This summer is about YOUR story, YOUR summer, YOUR library. Discover all the free, exciting concerts, classes, workshops and more at your library this summer! Plus, all ages can earn prizes for reading.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6846  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Monday July 23, 2018
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Lego Club
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Tuesday July 24, 2018
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Teen Tuesdays
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be this summer, look no further.  Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you’ve been pondering or play one of our many board games -- and let’s not forget all the inspiration that rests right on our shelves.  Enjoy the company of others or grab a quiet space for some precious alone time.  This activity is for teens ages 12-18.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Family Storytime
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Chess Club
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 p.m. on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time!  This program is intended for ages 7-18.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Sixteen Acres  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday July 25, 2018
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Womens United of Springfield
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Helping seniors, children and neighborhoods with information on community based resources

CONTACT:  Minnie Galloway  413-233-8924  
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Thursday July 26, 2018
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Family Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Friday July 27, 2018
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BYOB, a Book Discussion Group
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM


BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads.  Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres!  Meets regularly on the last Friday of the month.
 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Monday July 30, 2018 - Saturday August 4, 2018
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Scavenger Hunt

Stop by the library and use clues to find hidden pictures in the library. Complete the scavenger hunt, and take a trip to the prize box! During open hours. Everyone is welcome to participate.

We invite you to DISCOVER Springfield City Library this summer and participate by visiting our branches, attending programs, playing at the library, and reading. This summer is about YOUR story, YOUR summer, YOUR library. Discover all the free, exciting concerts, classes, workshops and more at your library this summer! Plus, all ages can earn prizes for reading.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6846  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Monday July 30, 2018
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Lego Club
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Tuesday July 31, 2018
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Teen Tuesdays
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be this summer, look no further.  Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you’ve been pondering or play one of our many board games -- and let’s not forget all the inspiration that rests right on our shelves.  Enjoy the company of others or grab a quiet space for some precious alone time.  This activity is for teens ages 12-18.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Family Storytime
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Chess Club
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 p.m. on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time!  This program is intended for ages 7-18.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Teen Readers Advisory Panel
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Here's your chance to meet regularly the last Tuesday of the month to share ideas about improving library programming for your age group, plan events, give input for materials selection and other fun activities. Light refreshments will be served. This program is suggested for teen ages 13-19. If interested, please fill in the online application here or contact the young adult reference librarian.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Sixteen Acres  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Book Club
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

 
CONTACT:  Anne Cesan  413-782-7702  a126chocolate@gmail.com
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday August 1, 2018
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Thursday August 2, 2018
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Family Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Friday August 3, 2018
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Make It, Shake It, Take It
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Make it, Shake it, Take it: Local storyteller, Mary Jo Maichack, will bring all supplies for children and families to make, decorate, take and play musical instruments such as a paper plate and rubber band banjos, popsicle sticks kazoos and seed shakers. After the instruments are made, we'll sing and play familiar kids’ songs, so all kids can jam--playing along on their creations. For kids ages 5 and up.

This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Springfield Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council,a state agency.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle    dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Monday August 6, 2018 - Saturday August 11, 2018
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Drop In Craft

Drop by the library and make a craft. DISCOVER YOUR story, YOUR summer, YOUR library. During open hours.For kids ages 5-10, but everyone is welcome to participate.

We invite you to DISCOVER Springfield City Library this summer and participate by visiting our branches, attending programs, playing at the library, and reading. This summer is about YOUR story, YOUR summer, YOUR library. Discover all the free, exciting concerts, classes, workshops and more at your library this summer! Plus, all ages can earn prizes for reading.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6846  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Monday August 6, 2018
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Lego Club
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Tuesday August 7, 2018
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Teen Tuesdays
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be this summer, look no further.  Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you’ve been pondering or play one of our many board games -- and let’s not forget all the inspiration that rests right on our shelves.  Enjoy the company of others or grab a quiet space for some precious alone time.  This activity is for teens ages 12-18.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Family Storytime
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Chess Club
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 p.m. on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time!  This program is intended for ages 7-18.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emma  Peterson  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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STEM for Educators -Clarendon EES
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Monthly themed meeting for Family Child Care educators.  This month we will be exploring STEM and water activities for summer curriculum. 

CONTACT:  Rosemary Montero Hernandez  413-731-7966  rhernandez@clarendonees.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday August 8, 2018
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Mapmaker! Mapmaker!
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Attention young artists and explorers!  Come learn about maps and then design a 3D map of your own.  Rangers from the Springfield Armory National Historic Site are bringing their fun and educational mapping workshop to the library.  Perfect for youth ages 8-11, with siblings welcome.  Children 7 and under must be accompanied by a supervising adult.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-567-0417  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Thursday August 9, 2018
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Family Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Monday August 13, 2018 - Saturday August 18, 2018
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Scavenger Hunt

Stop by the library and use clues to find hidden pictures in the library. Complete the scavenger hunt, and take a trip to the prize box! During open hours. Everyone is welcome to participate.

We invite you to DISCOVER Springfield City Library this summer and participate by visiting our branches, attending programs, playing at the library, and reading. This summer is about YOUR story, YOUR summer, YOUR library. Discover all the free, exciting concerts, classes, workshops and more at your library this summer! Plus, all ages can earn prizes for reading.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6846  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Monday August 13, 2018
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Lego Club
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Tuesday August 14, 2018
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Teen Tuesdays
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be this summer, look no further.  Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you’ve been pondering or play one of our many board games -- and let’s not forget all the inspiration that rests right on our shelves.  Enjoy the company of others or grab a quiet space for some precious alone time.  This activity is for teens ages 12-18.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Family Storytime
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Chess Club
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 p.m. on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time!  This program is intended for ages 7-18.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emma  Peterson  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday August 15, 2018
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Thursday August 16, 2018
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Family Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Saturday August 18, 2018
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Office Hours w/ City Councilor Jesse Lederman
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Constituents are invited to meet one-on-one with At-Large Springfield City Councilor Jesse Lederman to share their questions, concerns, and ideas. 

CONTACT:  City Councilor Jesse Lederman  413-285-3041  JLederman@springfieldcityhall.com
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Monday August 20, 2018
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Lego Club
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Tuesday August 21, 2018
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Teen Tuesdays
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be this summer, look no further.  Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you’ve been pondering or play one of our many board games -- and let’s not forget all the inspiration that rests right on our shelves.  Enjoy the company of others or grab a quiet space for some precious alone time.  This activity is for teens ages 12-18.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Family Storytime
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Chess Club
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 p.m. on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time!  This program is intended for ages 7-18.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emma  Peterson  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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U.S. History Book and Media Discussion Group
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

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

CONTACT:  Sixteen Acres  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday August 22, 2018
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Womens United of Springfield
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

Helping  seniors, children and neighborhoods with information on available resources

CONTACT:  Minnie Galloway  413-233-8924  
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Author Talk: Death of an Alter Boy Book, by E.J. Fleming
6:15 PM - 8:00 PM

E. J. Fleming reviews his explosive new book "Death of an Altar Boy: The Unsolved Murder of Danny Croteau and the Culture of Abuse in the Catholic Church" in this engaging presentation.  According to the publisher "The tragic death of 13-year-old Danny Croteau in 1972 faded from headlines and memories for 20 years until the Boston abuse scandal—a string of assaults within the Catholic Church—exploded in the early 2000's. Despite numerous indications, including 40 claims of sexual misconduct with minors, pointing to him as Croteau’s killer, the Reverend Richard R. Lavigne remains “innocent.” A question and answer period will follow the talk. 18+

Copies of this and other griping books by Mr. Fleming, such as "Tread Softly: Bullying and the Death of Phoebe Prince" will be available for sale and signing. Refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Registration will begin on Monday, July 30, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Thursday August 23, 2018
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Family Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Friday August 24, 2018
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Shake, Rattle & Read!
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Rock out with educators from the Eric Carle Museum in this program celebrating music and dance! Families will enjoy an interactive storytime followed by opportunities to move, play, and explore art materials.  Ages 2 and up. Children must be accompanied by a supervising adult.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday August 28, 2018
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Teen Tuesdays
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be this summer, look no further.  Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you’ve been pondering or play one of our many board games -- and let’s not forget all the inspiration that rests right on our shelves.  Enjoy the company of others or grab a quiet space for some precious alone time.  This activity is for teens ages 12-18.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Family Storytime
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Chess Club
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 p.m. on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time!  This program is intended for ages 7-18.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Teen Readers Advisory Panel
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Here's your chance to meet regularly the last Tuesday of the month to share ideas about improving library programming for your age group, plan events, give input for materials selection and other fun activities. Light refreshments will be served. This program is suggested for teen ages 13-19. If interested, please fill in the online application here or contact the young adult reference librarian.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emma  Peterson  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday August 29, 2018
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Thursday August 30, 2018
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Neighborhood Playgroup
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Friday August 31, 2018
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BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) Discussion Group
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads.  Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres!  Meets regularly on the last Friday of the month. | Adults

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Monday September 3, 2018
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Labor Day: All Libraries Closed

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

CONTACT:  Director's Office  413-263-6828 ext 290  
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Tuesday September 4, 2018
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Chess Club
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 p.m. on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time!  This program is intended for ages 7-18.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emma  Peterson  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday September 5, 2018
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Thursday September 6, 2018
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Neighborhood Playgroup
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Tuesday September 11, 2018
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Chess Club
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 p.m. on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time!  This program is intended for ages 7-18.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emma  Peterson  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday September 12, 2018
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Thursday September 13, 2018
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Neighborhood Playgroup
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Tuesday September 18, 2018
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Chess Club
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 p.m. on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time!  This program is intended for ages 7-18.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emma  Peterson  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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U.S. History Book and Media Discussion Group
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

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

CONTACT:  Sixteen Acres  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday September 19, 2018
rec_knitting
Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Thursday September 20, 2018
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Neighborhood Playgroup
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Tuesday September 25, 2018
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Chess Club
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 p.m. on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time!  This program is intended for ages 7-18.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Teen Readers Advisory Panel
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Here's your chance to meet regularly the last Tuesday of the month to share ideas about improving library programming for your age group, plan events, give input for materials selection and other fun activities. Light refreshments will be served. This program is suggested for teen ages 13-19. If interested, please fill in the online application here or contact the young adult reference librarian.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emma  Peterson  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Book Club
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

 
CONTACT:  Anne Cesan  413-782-7702  a126chocolate@gmail.com
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday September 26, 2018
rec_knitting
Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Thursday September 27, 2018
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Neighborhood Playgroup
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Friday September 28, 2018
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BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) Discussion Group
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads.  Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres!  Meets regularly on the last Friday of the month. | Adults

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Tuesday October 2, 2018
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Chess Club
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 p.m. on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time!  This program is intended for ages 7-18.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emma  Peterson  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday October 3, 2018
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Thursday October 4, 2018
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Neighborhood Playgroup
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Monday October 8, 2018
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Columbus Day: All Libraries Closed

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

CONTACT:  Director's Office  413-263-6828 ext 290  
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Tuesday October 9, 2018
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Chess Club
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 p.m. on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time!  This program is intended for ages 7-18.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emma  Peterson  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday October 10, 2018
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Thursday October 11, 2018
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Neighborhood Playgroup
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Tuesday October 16, 2018
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Chess Club
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 p.m. on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time!  This program is intended for ages 7-18.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emma  Peterson  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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U.S. History Book and Media Discussion Group
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

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

CONTACT:  Sixteen Acres  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday October 17, 2018
rec_knitting
Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Thursday October 18, 2018
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Neighborhood Playgroup
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Tuesday October 23, 2018
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Chess Club
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 p.m. on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time!  This program is intended for ages 7-18.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emma  Peterson  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Book Club
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

 
CONTACT:  Anne Cesan  413-782-7702  a126chocolate@gmail.com
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday October 24, 2018
rec_knitting
Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Thursday October 25, 2018
misc_kidsreading
Neighborhood Playgroup
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Friday October 26, 2018
lib_book_red
BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) Discussion Group
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads.  Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres!  Meets regularly on the last Friday of the month. | Adults

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Tuesday October 30, 2018
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Chess Club
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 p.m. on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time!  This program is intended for ages 7-18.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Teen Readers Advisory Panel
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Here's your chance to meet regularly the last Tuesday of the month to share ideas about improving library programming for your age group, plan events, give input for materials selection and other fun activities. Light refreshments will be served. This program is suggested for teen ages 13-19. If interested, please fill in the online application here or contact the young adult reference librarian.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight
Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emma  Peterson  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday October 31, 2018
rec_knitting
Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Thursday November 1, 2018
misc_kidsreading
Neighborhood Playgroup
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Tuesday November 6, 2018
rec_chess_knight
Chess Club
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 p.m. on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time!  This program is intended for ages 7-18.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
rec_chess_knight
Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emma  Peterson  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday November 7, 2018
rec_knitting
Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Thursday November 8, 2018
misc_kidsreading
Neighborhood Playgroup
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Sunday November 11, 2018
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Veterans' Day: All Libraries Closed

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

CONTACT:  Director's Office  413-263-6828 ext 290  
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Monday November 12, 2018
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Veterans' Day: All Libraries Closed

All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of Veterans' Day (observed).

CONTACT:  Director's Office  413-263-6828 ext 290  
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Tuesday November 13, 2018
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Chess Club
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 p.m. on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time!  This program is intended for ages 7-18.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emma  Peterson  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday November 14, 2018
rec_knitting
Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Thursday November 15, 2018
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Neighborhood Playgroup
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Tuesday November 20, 2018
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Chess Club
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 p.m. on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time!  This program is intended for ages 7-18.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emma  Peterson  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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U.S. History Book and Media Discussion Group
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

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

CONTACT:  Sixteen Acres  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday November 21, 2018
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Thanksgiving Eve: All Libraries Close at 5 pm
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

All Springfield City Library locations will close at 5 pm on Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve.

 

 

CONTACT:  Director's Office  413-263-6828 ext 290  
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Thursday November 22, 2018
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Thanksgiving Day: All Libraries Closed

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

CONTACT:  Director's Office  413-263-6828 ext 290  
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Tuesday November 27, 2018
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Chess Club
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 p.m. on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time!  This program is intended for ages 7-18.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Teen Readers Advisory Panel
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Here's your chance to meet regularly the last Tuesday of the month to share ideas about improving library programming for your age group, plan events, give input for materials selection and other fun activities. Light refreshments will be served. This program is suggested for teen ages 13-19. If interested, please fill in the online application here or contact the young adult reference librarian.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emma  Peterson  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Book Club
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

 
CONTACT:  Anne Cesan  413-782-7702  a126chocolate@gmail.com
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday November 28, 2018
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Thursday November 29, 2018
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Neighborhood Playgroup
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Friday November 30, 2018
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BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) Discussion Group
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads.  Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres!  Meets regularly on the last Friday of the month. | Adults

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Tuesday December 4, 2018
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Chess Club
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 p.m. on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time!  This program is intended for ages 7-18.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emma  Peterson  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday December 5, 2018
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Thursday December 6, 2018
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Neighborhood Playgroup
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Tuesday December 11, 2018
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Chess Club
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 p.m. on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time!  This program is intended for ages 7-18.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emma  Peterson  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Book Club
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

This is not a library-sponsored event.

 
CONTACT:  Anne Cesan  413-782-7702  a126chocolate@gmail.com
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday December 12, 2018
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Thursday December 13, 2018
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Neighborhood Playgroup
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Tuesday December 18, 2018
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Chess Club
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Drop in between 3:30 and 5 p.m. on Tuesdays to practice your chess moves or to learn to play chess for the first time!  This program is intended for ages 7-18.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emma  Peterson  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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U.S. History Book and Media Discussion Group
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

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

CONTACT:  Sixteen Acres  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday December 19, 2018
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Thursday December 20, 2018
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Neighborhood Playgroup
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Monday December 24, 2018
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Christmas Eve: All Libraries Closed

All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of Christmas Eve.

CONTACT:  Director's Office  413-263-6828 ext 290  
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Tuesday December 25, 2018
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Christmas Day: All Libraries Closed

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

CONTACT:  Director's Office  413-263-6828 ext 290  
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Wednesday December 26, 2018
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Thursday December 27, 2018
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Neighborhood Playgroup
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Friday December 28, 2018
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BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) Discussion Group
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads.  Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres!  Meets regularly on the last Friday of the month. | Adults

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Monday December 31, 2018
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New Year's Eve: All Libraries Close at 5 pm
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

All Springfield City Library locations will close at 5 pm on Monday, New Year's' Eve

 

 

CONTACT:  Director's Office  413-263-6828 ext 290  
LOCATION: All Library Locations

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