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: Sixteen Acres
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: Sixteen Acres
Monday April 6, 2020
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CANCELED - LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Attention Lego enthusiasts!  Drop in 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 April 7, 2020
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CANCELED - Teen Tuesdays at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be, look no further. Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you've been pondering, 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. 

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

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

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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CANCELED - Chess for All Ages!
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn how to play chess, or practice with a friend at the library. Volunteer staff are available to help with lessons and all chess pieces are provided. All ages, though children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This program runs weekly on Tuesdays.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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CANCELED - Foster Care Informational
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

These are informational sessions where folks can come and learn about the steps to becoming a licensed foster parent.  Everyone is welcome to stop in and ask questions and take the information. 

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT:  Deborah Jones  413-452-3396  Deborah.Jones@state.ma.us
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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CANCELED - U.S. History And Media Discussion Group
6:15 PM - 7:30 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 meets monthly at the Sixteen Acres Branch Library. 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 available compliments of the Friends of the Library. Meets on the first Tuesday of every month - Ages 18+.

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday April 8, 2020
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CANCELED - Hungry for Books: Early Literacy Workshops for Caregivers
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Do you have a toddler or preschooler? Then you may be interested in this program!

It's never too early to start reading with your child and preparing them to succeed in school. Connect with fellow caregivers and educators by attending three FREE, fun, and interactive workships throughout the year. In addition to hands-on training, participants will receive free picture books and art materials that encourage talking, playing, and building early literacy skills at home!

Free Child Care and Food Provided. Workshops will be led in English. To Register call Home City Families at 413-787-6959 ext. 8

Sixteen Acres Branch Library
Wednesdays, 10:30am-12:00pm
October 9, 2019, January 15, 2020, April 8, 2020

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki    esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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CANCELED - Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
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 may be willing to teach their skills.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome.  Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Every Wednesday.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Thursday April 9, 2020
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CANCELED - Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Come join us for fun and learning at a playgroup.  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!  An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.  No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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CANCELED - STEM for Kids!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Is your child interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math? Join us each week to learn about the STEM field while playing games, completing challenges, and making friends. Children will work together on projects and learn skills related to computer programming, map making, architecture, measuring, and much more! Ages 8-12, under 7 with adult supervision.

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6858  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Saturday April 11, 2020
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CANCELED - Yoga for Chronic Pain
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Racquel Hatfield, a registered nurse and certified yoga instructor, will guide you through poses specific to some of the most common ailments seen in those with chronic pain.  Space is limited, so please register online, or call the staff at 413-263-6858.  Please wear comfortable clothing. 18+

Please note: The branch will be closed, but we will be available to open the doors for registered participants.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
There are 2 spaces available.
Monday April 13, 2020
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CANCELED - LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Attention Lego enthusiasts!  Drop in 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 April 14, 2020
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CANCELED - Teen Tuesdays at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be, look no further. Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you've been pondering, 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. 

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

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

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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CANCELED - Chess for All Ages!
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn how to play chess, or practice with a friend at the library. Volunteer staff are available to help with lessons and all chess pieces are provided. All ages, though children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This program runs weekly on Tuesdays.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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CANCELED - Mindfulness in Motion for Teens
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Teens are you S-T-R-E-S-S-E-D?  Racquel Hatfield, who is both a registered nurse and certified yoga instructor will gently introduce you to simple mindfulness techniques and yoga poses in a self-affirming atmosphere.  Please wear comfortable clothing.  This class is intended for youth ages 12-18.  Space may be limited, so please sign up online or call 413-263-6858 and talk to the young adult librarian.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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CANCELED- Bass Pond Club Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bass Pond Club will meet to discuss future projects for the club.

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT:  Felicia Gregory  413-342-7636  fgregory87@gmail.com
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday April 15, 2020
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CANCELED - Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
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 may be willing to teach their skills.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome.  Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Every Wednesday.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Thursday April 16, 2020
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CANCELED - Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Come join us for fun and learning at a playgroup.  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!  An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.  No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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CANCELED - STEM for Kids!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Is your child interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math? Join us each week to learn about the STEM field while playing games, completing challenges, and making friends. Children will work together on projects and learn skills related to computer programming, map making, architecture, measuring, and much more! Ages 8-12, under 7 with adult supervision.

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6858  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Saturday April 18, 2020
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CANCELED - Origami with Valley Folds
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Learn the ancient Japanese art of origami with an experienced teacher. We typically teach beginner through intermediate although all levels of experience are welcome. Origami paper is provided. Come fold paper with us! This workshop is intended for ages 8- adults. Younger children may participate assisted by a parent or guardian.

Origami usually meets the third Saturday of the month from noon to 2 p.m. Occasionally Saturdays may differ, so please call 413-263-6858 to confirm dates.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Tuesday April 21, 2020
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CANCELED - Teen Tuesdays at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be, look no further. Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you've been pondering, 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. 

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

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

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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CANCELED - Chess for All Ages!
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn how to play chess, or practice with a friend at the library. Volunteer staff are available to help with lessons and all chess pieces are provided. All ages, though children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This program runs weekly on Tuesdays.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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CANCELED - Now You're Cooking
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Calling all cooks! Discuss and share your favorite recipes in the Sixteen Acres Branch Library's new cooking club. Led by Springfield native Christina Raschi, the group will enjoy a new dish each month prepared by a different group member. Bakers and cooks of all levels and all types are always welcomed. Now You're Cooking meets on the third Tuesday of each month. 18+

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson   413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday April 22, 2020
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CANCELED - Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
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 may be willing to teach their skills.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome.  Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Every Wednesday.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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CANCELED - Plant a Seed, Grow a Garden
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:    413-263-6853  
LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom
Thursday April 23, 2020
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CANCELED - Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Come join us for fun and learning at a playgroup.  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!  An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.  No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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CANCELED - STEM for Kids!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Is your child interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math? Join us each week to learn about the STEM field while playing games, completing challenges, and making friends. Children will work together on projects and learn skills related to computer programming, map making, architecture, measuring, and much more! Ages 8-12, under 7 with adult supervision.

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6858  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Monday April 27, 2020
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CANCELED - LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Attention Lego enthusiasts!  Drop in 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 April 28, 2020
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CANCELED - Teen Tuesdays at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be, look no further. Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you've been pondering, 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. 

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

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

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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CANCELED - Chess for All Ages!
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn how to play chess, or practice with a friend at the library. Volunteer staff are available to help with lessons and all chess pieces are provided. All ages, though children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This program runs weekly on Tuesdays.

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

Meets the last Tuesday of every month | Suggested for teens age 13-19

Here's your chance to meet regularly 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  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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CANCELED- Book Club Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Book Club Meeting

This is a non-library sponsored event.

CONTACT:  anne cesan  413 782 77002  a126chocolate@gmail.com
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday April 29, 2020
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CANCELED - Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
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 may be willing to teach their skills.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome.  Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Every Wednesday.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Thursday April 30, 2020
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CANCELED - Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Come join us for fun and learning at a playgroup.  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!  An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.  No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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CANCELED - STEM for Kids!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Is your child interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math? Join us each week to learn about the STEM field while playing games, completing challenges, and making friends. Children will work together on projects and learn skills related to computer programming, map making, architecture, measuring, and much more! Ages 8-12, under 7 with adult supervision.

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6858  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Saturday May 2, 2020
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CANCELED - Read to Cadence the Dog
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Read to Cadence - Megan Marshall, a volunteer from Bright Spot Reading Buddies, will bring her dog Cadence to the library to have children read to her. She will be at the library the first Saturday of each month from 11:30am-12:20pm. Kids ages 4-10 must sign up for a 10 minute slot to read to her friendly, furry companion. Bring a favorite picture book or a chapter book to read to Cadence. This program is designed to help kids gain confidence and reduce anxiety about reading.

Register for a slot by calling 413-263-6858 or signing up on line at this link: https://www.springfieldlibrary.org/library/read-to-cadence-the-dog-at-sixteen-acres/

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Monday May 4, 2020
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CANCELED - LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Attention Lego enthusiasts!  Drop in 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 May 5, 2020
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CANCELED - Teen Tuesdays at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be, look no further. Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you've been pondering, 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. 

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

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

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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CANCELED - Chess for All Ages!
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn how to play chess, or practice with a friend at the library. Volunteer staff are available to help with lessons and all chess pieces are provided. All ages, though children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This program runs weekly on Tuesdays.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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CANCELED - U.S. History And Media Discussion Group
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

If you love United States history then this is the group for you.  The group reviews books, documentaries, and U.S. history topics in a monthly, lively discussion.  Occasionally, the group views critically acclaimed U.S. history films together, and brings in guest speakers to join them too. Newcomers are always welcomed! Refreshments available compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Meets on the first Tuesday of every month | 18+

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday May 6, 2020
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CANCELED - Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
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 may be willing to teach their skills.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome.  Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Every Wednesday.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Census Day Celebration!
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry    emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Thursday May 7, 2020
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CANCELED - Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Come join us for fun and learning at a playgroup.  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!  An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.  No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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CANCELED - STEM for Kids!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Is your child interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math? Join us each week to learn about the STEM field while playing games, completing challenges, and making friends. Children will work together on projects and learn skills related to computer programming, map making, architecture, measuring, and much more! Ages 8-12, under 7 with adult supervision.

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6858  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Saturday May 9, 2020
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CANCELED - Yoga for Chronic Pain
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Racquel Hatfield, a registered nurse and certified yoga instructor, will guide you through poses specific to some of the most common ailments seen in those with chronic pain.  Space is limited, so please register online, or call the staff at 413-263-6858.  Please wear comfortable clothing. 18+

Please note: The branch will be closed, but we will be available to open the doors for registered participants.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
There are 11 spaces available.
Monday May 11, 2020
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CANCELED - LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Attention Lego enthusiasts!  Drop in 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 May 12, 2020
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CANCELED - Teen Tuesdays at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be, look no further. Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you've been pondering, 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. 

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

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

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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CANCELED - Chess for All Ages!
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn how to play chess, or practice with a friend at the library. Volunteer staff are available to help with lessons and all chess pieces are provided. All ages, though children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This program runs weekly on Tuesdays.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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CANCELED - Mindfulness in Motion for Teens
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Teens are you S-T-R-E-S-S-E-D?  Racquel Hatfield, who is both a registered nurse and certified yoga instructor will gently introduce you to simple mindfulness techniques and yoga poses in a self-affirming atmosphere.  Please wear comfortable clothing.  This class is intended for youth ages 12-18.  Space may be limited, so please sign up online or call 413-263-6858 and talk to the young adult librarian. 

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
There are 6 spaces available.
Wednesday May 13, 2020
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CANCELED - Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
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 may be willing to teach their skills.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome.  Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Every Wednesday.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Thursday May 14, 2020
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CANCELED - Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Come join us for fun and learning at a playgroup.  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!  An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.  No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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CANCELED - STEM for Kids!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Is your child interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math? Join us each week to learn about the STEM field while playing games, completing challenges, and making friends. Children will work together on projects and learn skills related to computer programming, map making, architecture, measuring, and much more! Ages 8-12, under 7 with adult supervision.

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6858  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Saturday May 16, 2020
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CANCELED - Origami with Valley Folds
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Learn the ancient Japanese art of origami with an experienced teacher. We typically teach beginner through intermediate although all levels of experience are welcome. Origami paper is provided. Come fold paper with us! This workshop is intended for ages 8- adults. Younger children may participate assisted by a parent.

Origami usually meets the third Saturday of the month from noon to 2 p.m. Occasionally Saturdays may differ, so please call 413-263-6858 to confirm dates.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Monday May 18, 2020
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LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Attention Lego enthusiasts!  Drop in 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 May 19, 2020
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Teen Tuesdays at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be, look no further. Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you've been pondering, 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. 

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

Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Every Tuesday | 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 for All Ages!
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn how to play chess, or practice with a friend at the library. Volunteer staff are available to help with lessons and all chess pieces are provided. All ages, though children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This program runs weekly on Tuesdays.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Now You're Cooking
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Calling all cooks! Discuss and share your favorite recipes in the Sixteen Acres Branch Library's new cooking club. Led by Springfield native Christina Raschi, the group will enjoy a new dish each month prepared by a different group member. Bakers and cooks of all levels and all types are always welcomed. Now You're Cooking meets on the third Tuesday of each month. 18+

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

Monthly Book Club Meeting

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT:  anne cesan  4137827702  a126chocolate@gmail.com
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday May 20, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
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 may be willing to teach their skills.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome.  Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Every Wednesday.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Thursday May 21, 2020
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Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Come join us for fun and learning at a playgroup.  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!  An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.  No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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STEM for Kids!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Is your child interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math? Join us each week to learn about the STEM field while playing games, completing challenges, and making friends. Children will work together on projects and learn skills related to computer programming, map making, architecture, measuring, and much more! Ages 8-12, under 7 with adult supervision.

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6858  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday May 26, 2020
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Teen Tuesdays at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be, look no further. Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you've been pondering, 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. 

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

Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Every Tuesday | 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 for All Ages!
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn how to play chess, or practice with a friend at the library. Volunteer staff are available to help with lessons and all chess pieces are provided. All ages, though children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This program runs weekly on Tuesdays.

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

Meets the last Tuesday of every month | Suggested for teens age 13-19

Here's your chance to meet regularly 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  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
Wednesday May 27, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
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 may be willing to teach their skills.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome.  Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Every Wednesday.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Thursday May 28, 2020
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Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Come join us for fun and learning at a playgroup.  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!  An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.  No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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STEM for Kids!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Is your child interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math? Join us each week to learn about the STEM field while playing games, completing challenges, and making friends. Children will work together on projects and learn skills related to computer programming, map making, architecture, measuring, and much more! Ages 8-12, under 7 with adult supervision.

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6858  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Monday June 1, 2020
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LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Attention Lego enthusiasts!  Drop in 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 June 2, 2020
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Teen Tuesdays at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be, look no further. Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you've been pondering, 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. 

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

Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Every Tuesday | 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 for All Ages!
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn how to play chess, or practice with a friend at the library. Volunteer staff are available to help with lessons and all chess pieces are provided. All ages, though children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This program runs weekly on Tuesdays.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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U.S. History And Media Discussion Group
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

If you love United States history then this is the group for you.  The group reviews books, documentaries, and U.S. history topics in a monthly, lively discussion.  Occasionally, the group views critically acclaimed U.S. history films together, and brings in guest speakers to join them too. Newcomers are always welcomed! Refreshments available compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Meets on the first Tuesday of every month | 18+

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday June 3, 2020
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Hungry for Books: Early Literacy Workshops for Caregivers
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Do you have a toddler or preschooler? Then you may be interested in this program!

It's never too early to start reading with your child and preparing them to succeed in school. Connect with fellow caregivers and educators by attending three FREE, fun, and interactive workships throughout the year. In addition to hands-on training, participants will receive free picture books and art materials that encourage talking, playing, and building early literacy skills at home!

Free Child Care and Food Provided. Workshops will be led in English. To Register call Home City Families at 413-787-6959 ext. 8

Sixteen Acres Branch Library
Wednesdays, 10:30am-12:00pm
October 9, 2019, January 15, 2020, June 3 2020

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828 x444  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
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 may be willing to teach their skills.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome.  Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Every Wednesday.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Thursday June 4, 2020
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Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Come join us for fun and learning at a playgroup.  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!  An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.  No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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STEM for Kids!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Is your child interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math? Join us each week to learn about the STEM field while playing games, completing challenges, and making friends. Children will work together on projects and learn skills related to computer programming, map making, architecture, measuring, and much more! Ages 8-12, under 7 with adult supervision.

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6858  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Saturday June 6, 2020
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Yoga for Chronic Pain
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Racquel Hatfield, a registered nurse and certified yoga instructor, will guide you through poses specific to some of the most common ailments seen in those with chronic pain.  Space is limited, so please register online, or call the staff at 413-263-6858.  Please wear comfortable clothing. 18+

Please note: The branch will be closed, but we will be available to open the doors for registered participants.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Read to Cadence the Dog
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Read to Cadence - Megan Marshall, a volunteer from Bright Spot Reading Buddies, will bring her dog Cadence to the library to have children read to her. She will be at the library the first Saturday of each month from 11:30am-12:20pm. Kids ages 4-10 must sign up for a 10 minute slot to read to her friendly, furry companion. Bring a favorite picture book or a chapter book to read to Cadence. This program is designed to help kids gain confidence and reduce anxiety about reading.

Register for a slot by calling 413-263-6858 or signing up on line at this link: https://www.springfieldlibrary.org/library/read-to-cadence-the-dog-at-sixteen-acres/

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Monday June 8, 2020
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LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Attention Lego enthusiasts!  Drop in 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 June 9, 2020
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Teen Tuesdays at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be, look no further. Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you've been pondering, 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. 

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

Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Every Tuesday | 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 for All Ages!
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn how to play chess, or practice with a friend at the library. Volunteer staff are available to help with lessons and all chess pieces are provided. All ages, though children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This program runs weekly on Tuesdays.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Mindfulness in Motion for Teens
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Teens are you S-T-R-E-S-S-E-D?  Racquel Hatfield, who is both a registered nurse and certified yoga instructor will gently introduce you to simple mindfulness techniques and yoga poses in a self-affirming atmosphere.  Please wear comfortable clothing.  This class is intended for youth ages 12-18.  Space may be limited, so please sign up online or call 413-263-6858 and talk to the young adult librarian. 

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
There are 6 spaces available.
Wednesday June 10, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
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 may be willing to teach their skills.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome.  Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Every Wednesday.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Thursday June 11, 2020
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Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Come join us for fun and learning at a playgroup.  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!  An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.  No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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STEM for Kids!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Is your child interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math? Join us each week to learn about the STEM field while playing games, completing challenges, and making friends. Children will work together on projects and learn skills related to computer programming, map making, architecture, measuring, and much more! Ages 8-12, under 7 with adult supervision.

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6858  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Monday June 15, 2020
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LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Attention Lego enthusiasts!  Drop in 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 June 16, 2020
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Teen Tuesdays at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be, look no further. Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you've been pondering, 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. 

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

Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Every Tuesday | 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 for All Ages!
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn how to play chess, or practice with a friend at the library. Volunteer staff are available to help with lessons and all chess pieces are provided. All ages, though children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This program runs weekly on Tuesdays.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Book Club Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Monthly book club meeting

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT:  anne cesan  413 782 7702  a126chocolate@gmail.com
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Now You're Cooking
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Calling all cooks! Discuss and share your favorite recipes in the Sixteen Acres Branch Library's new cooking club. Led by Springfield native Christina Raschi, the group will enjoy a new dish each month prepared by a different group member. Bakers and cooks of all levels and all types are always welcomed. Now You're Cooking meets on the third Tuesday of each month. 18+

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson   413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday June 17, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
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 may be willing to teach their skills.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome.  Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Every Wednesday.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Thursday June 18, 2020
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Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Come join us for fun and learning at a playgroup.  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!  An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.  No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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STEM for Kids!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Is your child interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math? Join us each week to learn about the STEM field while playing games, completing challenges, and making friends. Children will work together on projects and learn skills related to computer programming, map making, architecture, measuring, and much more! Ages 8-12, under 7 with adult supervision.

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6858  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Saturday June 20, 2020
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Sesame Street Party at Sixteen Acres
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Start your summer by celebrating the wonderful world of Sesame Street!  
Children of all ages and their families are invited to visit multiple craft stations and create projects based on their favorite characters. We'll round out the fun with music, snacks and stories.  

Children 7 and under must be consistently supervised by an accompanying adult.

 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Origami with Valley Folds
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Learn the ancient Japanese art of origami with an experienced teacher.  We typically teach beginner through intermediate although all levels of experience are welcome.  Origami paper is provided.   Come fold paper with us!  This workshop is intended for ages 8- adults.  Younger children may participate assisted by a parent.

Origami usually meets the third Saturday of the month from noon to 2 p.m. Occasionally Saturdays may differ, so please call 413-263-6858 to confirm dates.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Monday June 22, 2020
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LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Attention Lego enthusiasts!  Drop in 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 June 23, 2020
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Teen Tuesdays at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be, look no further. Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you've been pondering, 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. 

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

Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Every Tuesday | 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 for All Ages!
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn how to play chess, or practice with a friend at the library. Volunteer staff are available to help with lessons and all chess pieces are provided. All ages, though children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This program runs weekly on Tuesdays.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday June 24, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
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 may be willing to teach their skills.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome.  Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Every Wednesday.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Thursday June 25, 2020
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Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Come join us for fun and learning at a playgroup.  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!  An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.  No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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STEM for Kids!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Is your child interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math? Join us each week to learn about the STEM field while playing games, completing challenges, and making friends. Children will work together on projects and learn skills related to computer programming, map making, architecture, measuring, and much more! Ages 8-12, under 7 with adult supervision.

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6858  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Monday June 29, 2020
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LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Attention Lego enthusiasts!  Drop in 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 June 30, 2020
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Teen Tuesdays at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be, look no further. Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you've been pondering, 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. 

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

Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Every Tuesday | 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 for All Ages!
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn how to play chess, or practice with a friend at the library. Volunteer staff are available to help with lessons and all chess pieces are provided. All ages, though children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This program runs weekly on Tuesdays.

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

Meets the last Tuesday of every month | Suggested for teens age 13-19

Here's your chance to meet regularly 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  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
Wednesday July 1, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
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 may be willing to teach their skills.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome.  Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Every Wednesday.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Saturday July 4, 2020
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Read to Cadence the Dog
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Read to Cadence - Megan Marshall, a volunteer from Bright Spot Reading Buddies, will bring her dog Cadence to the library to have children read to her. She will be at the library the first Saturday of each month from 11:30am-12:20pm. Kids ages 4-10 must sign up for a 10 minute slot to read to her friendly, furry companion. Bring a favorite picture book or a chapter book to read to Cadence. This program is designed to help kids gain confidence and reduce anxiety about reading.

Register for a slot by calling 413-263-6858 or signing up on line at this link: https://www.springfieldlibrary.org/library/read-to-cadence-the-dog-at-sixteen-acres/

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday July 7, 2020
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Teen Tuesdays at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be, look no further. Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you've been pondering, 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. 

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Chess for All Ages!
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn how to play chess, or practice with a friend at the library. Volunteer staff are available to help with lessons and all chess pieces are provided. All ages, though children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This program runs weekly on Tuesdays.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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U.S. History And Media Discussion Group
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

If you love United States history then this is the group for you.  The group reviews books, documentaries, and U.S. history topics in a monthly, lively discussion.  Occasionally, the group views critically acclaimed U.S. history films together, and brings in guest speakers to join them too. Newcomers are always welcomed! Refreshments available compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Meets on the first Tuesday of every month | 18+

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday July 8, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
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 may be willing to teach their skills.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome.  Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Every Wednesday.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday July 14, 2020
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Teen Tuesdays at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be, look no further. Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you've been pondering, 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. 

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Chess for All Ages!
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn how to play chess, or practice with a friend at the library. Volunteer staff are available to help with lessons and all chess pieces are provided. All ages, though children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This program runs weekly on Tuesdays.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday July 15, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
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 may be willing to teach their skills.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome.  Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Every Wednesday.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Saturday July 18, 2020
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Yoga for Chronic Pain
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Racquel Hatfield, a registered nurse and certified yoga instructor, will guide you through poses specific to some of the most common ailments seen in those with chronic pain.  Space is limited, so please register online, or call the staff at 413-263-6858.  Please wear comfortable clothing. 18+

Please note: The branch will be closed, but we will be available to open the doors for registered participants.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Origami with Valley Folds
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Learn the ancient Japanese art of origami with an experienced teacher.  We typically teach beginner through intermediate although all levels of experience are welcome.  Origami paper is provided.   Come fold paper with us!  This workshop is intended for ages 8- adults.  Younger children may participate assisted by a parent.

Origami usually meets the third Saturday of the month from noon to 2 p.m. Occasionally Saturdays may differ, so please call 413-263-6858 to confirm dates.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Tuesday July 21, 2020
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Teen Tuesdays at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be, look no further. Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you've been pondering, 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. 

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Chess for All Ages!
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn how to play chess, or practice with a friend at the library. Volunteer staff are available to help with lessons and all chess pieces are provided. All ages, though children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This program runs weekly on Tuesdays.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Now You're Cooking
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Calling all cooks! Discuss and share your favorite recipes in the Sixteen Acres Branch Library's new cooking club. Led by Springfield native Christina Raschi, the group will enjoy a new dish each month prepared by a different group member. Bakers and cooks of all levels and all types are always welcomed. Now You're Cooking meets on the third Tuesday of each month. 18+

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson   413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday July 22, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
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 may be willing to teach their skills.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome.  Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Every Wednesday.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday July 28, 2020
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Teen Tuesdays at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be, look no further. Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you've been pondering, 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. 

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Chess for All Ages!
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn how to play chess, or practice with a friend at the library. Volunteer staff are available to help with lessons and all chess pieces are provided. All ages, though children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This program runs weekly on Tuesdays.

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

Meets the last Tuesday of every month | Suggested for teens age 13-19

Here's your chance to meet regularly 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  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
Wednesday July 29, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
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 may be willing to teach their skills.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome.  Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Every Wednesday.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Saturday August 1, 2020
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Read to Cadence the Dog
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Read to Cadence - Megan Marshall, a volunteer from Bright Spot Reading Buddies, will bring her dog Cadence to the library to have children read to her. She will be at the library the first Saturday of each month from 11:30am-12:20pm. Kids ages 4-10 must sign up for a 10 minute slot to read to her friendly, furry companion. Bring a favorite picture book or a chapter book to read to Cadence. This program is designed to help kids gain confidence and reduce anxiety about reading.

Register for a slot by calling 413-263-6858 or signing up on line at this link: https://www.springfieldlibrary.org/library/read-to-cadence-the-dog-at-sixteen-acres/

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday August 4, 2020
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Teen Tuesdays at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be, look no further. Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you've been pondering, 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. 

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Chess for All Ages!
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn how to play chess, or practice with a friend at the library. Volunteer staff are available to help with lessons and all chess pieces are provided. All ages, though children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This program runs weekly on Tuesdays.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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U.S. History And Media Discussion Group
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

If you love United States history then this is the group for you.  The group reviews books, documentaries, and U.S. history topics in a monthly, lively discussion.  Occasionally, the group views critically acclaimed U.S. history films together, and brings in guest speakers to join them too. Newcomers are always welcomed! Refreshments available compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Meets on the first Tuesday of every month | 18+

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday August 5, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
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 may be willing to teach their skills.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome.  Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Every Wednesday.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday August 11, 2020
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Teen Tuesdays at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be, look no further. Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you've been pondering, 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. 

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Chess for All Ages!
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn how to play chess, or practice with a friend at the library. Volunteer staff are available to help with lessons and all chess pieces are provided. All ages, though children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This program runs weekly on Tuesdays.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday August 12, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
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 may be willing to teach their skills.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome.  Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Every Wednesday.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Saturday August 15, 2020
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Origami with Valley Folds
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Learn the ancient Japanese art of origami with an experienced teacher. We typically teach beginner through intermediate although all levels of experience are welcome. Origami paper is provided. Come fold paper with us! This workshop is intended for ages 8- adults. Younger children may participate assisted by a parent.

Origami usually meets the third Saturday of the month from noon to 2 p.m. Occasionally Saturdays may differ, so please call 413-263-6858 to confirm dates.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Tuesday August 18, 2020
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Teen Tuesdays at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be, look no further. Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you've been pondering, 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. 

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Chess for All Ages!
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn how to play chess, or practice with a friend at the library. Volunteer staff are available to help with lessons and all chess pieces are provided. All ages, though children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This program runs weekly on Tuesdays.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Now You're Cooking
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Calling all cooks! Discuss and share your favorite recipes in the Sixteen Acres Branch Library's new cooking club. Led by Springfield native Christina Raschi, the group will enjoy a new dish each month prepared by a different group member. Bakers and cooks of all levels and all types are always welcomed. Now You're Cooking meets on the third Tuesday of each month. 18+

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson   413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday August 19, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
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 may be willing to teach their skills.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome.  Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Every Wednesday.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday August 25, 2020
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Teen Tuesdays at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be, look no further. Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you've been pondering, 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. 

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Chess for All Ages!
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn how to play chess, or practice with a friend at the library. Volunteer staff are available to help with lessons and all chess pieces are provided. All ages, though children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This program runs weekly on Tuesdays.

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

Meets the last Tuesday of every month | Suggested for teens age 13-19

Here's your chance to meet regularly 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  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
Wednesday August 26, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
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 may be willing to teach their skills.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome.  Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Every Wednesday.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday September 1, 2020
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Teen Tuesdays at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be, look no further. Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you've been pondering, 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. 

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Chess for All Ages!
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn how to play chess, or practice with a friend at the library. Volunteer staff are available to help with lessons and all chess pieces are provided. All ages, though children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This program runs weekly on Tuesdays.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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U.S. History And Media Discussion Group
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

If you love United States history then this is the group for you.  The group reviews books, documentaries, and U.S. history topics in a monthly, lively discussion.  Occasionally, the group views critically acclaimed U.S. history films together, and brings in guest speakers to join them too. Newcomers are always welcomed! Refreshments available compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Meets on the first Tuesday of every month | 18+

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday September 2, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
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 may be willing to teach their skills.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome.  Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Every Wednesday.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Saturday September 5, 2020
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Read to Cadence the Dog
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Read to Cadence - Megan Marshall, a volunteer from Bright Spot Reading Buddies, will bring her dog Cadence to the library to have children read to her. She will be at the library the first Saturday of each month from 11:30am-12:20pm. Kids ages 4-10 must sign up for a 10 minute slot to read to her friendly, furry companion. Bring a favorite picture book or a chapter book to read to Cadence. This program is designed to help kids gain confidence and reduce anxiety about reading.

Register for a slot by calling 413-263-6858 or signing up on line at this link: https://www.springfieldlibrary.org/library/read-to-cadence-the-dog-at-sixteen-acres/

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday September 8, 2020
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Teen Tuesdays at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be, look no further. Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you've been pondering, 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. 

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Chess for All Ages!
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn how to play chess, or practice with a friend at the library. Volunteer staff are available to help with lessons and all chess pieces are provided. All ages, though children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This program runs weekly on Tuesdays.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday September 9, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
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 may be willing to teach their skills.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome.  Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Every Wednesday.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday September 15, 2020
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Teen Tuesdays at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be, look no further. Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you've been pondering, 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. 

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Chess for All Ages!
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn how to play chess, or practice with a friend at the library. Volunteer staff are available to help with lessons and all chess pieces are provided. All ages, though children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This program runs weekly on Tuesdays.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Now You're Cooking
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Calling all cooks! Discuss and share your favorite recipes in the Sixteen Acres Branch Library's new cooking club. Led by Springfield native Christina Raschi, the group will enjoy a new dish each month prepared by a different group member. Bakers and cooks of all levels and all types are always welcomed. Now You're Cooking meets on the third Tuesday of each month. 18+

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson   413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday September 16, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
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 may be willing to teach their skills.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome.  Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Every Wednesday.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday September 22, 2020
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Teen Tuesdays at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be, look no further. Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you've been pondering, 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. 

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Chess for All Ages!
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn how to play chess, or practice with a friend at the library. Volunteer staff are available to help with lessons and all chess pieces are provided. All ages, though children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This program runs weekly on Tuesdays.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday September 23, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
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 may be willing to teach their skills.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome.  Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Every Wednesday.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday September 29, 2020
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Teen Tuesdays at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be, look no further. Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you've been pondering, 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. 

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Chess for All Ages!
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn how to play chess, or practice with a friend at the library. Volunteer staff are available to help with lessons and all chess pieces are provided. All ages, though children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This program runs weekly on Tuesdays.

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

Meets the last Tuesday of every month | Suggested for teens age 13-19

Here's your chance to meet regularly 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  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
Wednesday September 30, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
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 may be willing to teach their skills.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome.  Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Every Wednesday.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Saturday October 3, 2020
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Read to Cadence the Dog
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Read to Cadence - Megan Marshall, a volunteer from Bright Spot Reading Buddies, will bring her dog Cadence to the library to have children read to her. She will be at the library the first Saturday of each month from 11:30am-12:20pm. Kids ages 4-10 must sign up for a 10 minute slot to read to her friendly, furry companion. Bring a favorite picture book or a chapter book to read to Cadence. This program is designed to help kids gain confidence and reduce anxiety about reading.

Register for a slot by calling 413-263-6858 or signing up on line at this link: https://www.springfieldlibrary.org/library/read-to-cadence-the-dog-at-sixteen-acres/

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday October 6, 2020
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Teen Tuesdays at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be, look no further. Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you've been pondering, 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. 

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Chess for All Ages!
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn how to play chess, or practice with a friend at the library. Volunteer staff are available to help with lessons and all chess pieces are provided. All ages, though children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This program runs weekly on Tuesdays.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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U.S. History And Media Discussion Group
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

If you love United States history then this is the group for you.  The group reviews books, documentaries, and U.S. history topics in a monthly, lively discussion.  Occasionally, the group views critically acclaimed U.S. history films together, and brings in guest speakers to join them too. Newcomers are always welcomed! Refreshments available compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Meets on the first Tuesday of every month | 18+

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday October 7, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
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 may be willing to teach their skills.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome.  Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Every Wednesday.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday October 13, 2020
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Teen Tuesdays at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be, look no further. Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you've been pondering, 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. 

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Chess for All Ages!
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn how to play chess, or practice with a friend at the library. Volunteer staff are available to help with lessons and all chess pieces are provided. All ages, though children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This program runs weekly on Tuesdays.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday October 14, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
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 may be willing to teach their skills.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome.  Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Every Wednesday.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday October 20, 2020
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Teen Tuesdays at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be, look no further. Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you've been pondering, 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. 

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Chess for All Ages!
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn how to play chess, or practice with a friend at the library. Volunteer staff are available to help with lessons and all chess pieces are provided. All ages, though children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This program runs weekly on Tuesdays.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Now You're Cooking
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Calling all cooks! Discuss and share your favorite recipes in the Sixteen Acres Branch Library's new cooking club. Led by Springfield native Christina Raschi, the group will enjoy a new dish each month prepared by a different group member. Bakers and cooks of all levels and all types are always welcomed. Now You're Cooking meets on the third Tuesday of each month. 18+

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson   413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday October 21, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
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 may be willing to teach their skills.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome.  Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Every Wednesday.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday October 27, 2020
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Teen Tuesdays at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be, look no further. Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you've been pondering, 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. 

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Chess for All Ages!
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn how to play chess, or practice with a friend at the library. Volunteer staff are available to help with lessons and all chess pieces are provided. All ages, though children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This program runs weekly on Tuesdays.

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

Meets the last Tuesday of every month | Suggested for teens age 13-19

Here's your chance to meet regularly 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  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
Wednesday October 28, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
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 may be willing to teach their skills.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome.  Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Every Wednesday.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday November 3, 2020
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Teen Tuesdays at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be, look no further. Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you've been pondering, 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. 

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Chess for All Ages!
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn how to play chess, or practice with a friend at the library. Volunteer staff are available to help with lessons and all chess pieces are provided. All ages, though children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This program runs weekly on Tuesdays.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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U.S. History And Media Discussion Group
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

If you love United States history then this is the group for you.  The group reviews books, documentaries, and U.S. history topics in a monthly, lively discussion.  Occasionally, the group views critically acclaimed U.S. history films together, and brings in guest speakers to join them too. Newcomers are always welcomed! Refreshments available compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Meets on the first Tuesday of every month | 18+

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday November 4, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
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 may be willing to teach their skills.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome.  Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Every Wednesday.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Saturday November 7, 2020
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Read to Cadence the Dog
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Read to Cadence - Megan Marshall, a volunteer from Bright Spot Reading Buddies, will bring her dog Cadence to the library to have children read to her. She will be at the library the first Saturday of each month from 11:30am-12:20pm. Kids ages 4-10 must sign up for a 10 minute slot to read to her friendly, furry companion. Bring a favorite picture book or a chapter book to read to Cadence. This program is designed to help kids gain confidence and reduce anxiety about reading.

Register for a slot by calling 413-263-6858 or signing up on line at this link: https://www.springfieldlibrary.org/library/read-to-cadence-the-dog-at-sixteen-acres/

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday November 10, 2020
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Teen Tuesdays at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be, look no further. Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you've been pondering, 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. 

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Chess for All Ages!
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn how to play chess, or practice with a friend at the library. Volunteer staff are available to help with lessons and all chess pieces are provided. All ages, though children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This program runs weekly on Tuesdays.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Tuesday November 17, 2020
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Teen Tuesdays at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be, look no further. Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you've been pondering, 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. 

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Chess for All Ages!
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn how to play chess, or practice with a friend at the library. Volunteer staff are available to help with lessons and all chess pieces are provided. All ages, though children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This program runs weekly on Tuesdays.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Now You're Cooking
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Calling all cooks! Discuss and share your favorite recipes in the Sixteen Acres Branch Library's new cooking club. Led by Springfield native Christina Raschi, the group will enjoy a new dish each month prepared by a different group member. Bakers and cooks of all levels and all types are always welcomed. Now You're Cooking meets on the third Tuesday of each month. 18+

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson   413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday November 18, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
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 may be willing to teach their skills.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome.  Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Every Wednesday.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday November 24, 2020
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Teen Tuesdays at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be, look no further. Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you've been pondering, 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. 

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Chess for All Ages!
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn how to play chess, or practice with a friend at the library. Volunteer staff are available to help with lessons and all chess pieces are provided. All ages, though children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This program runs weekly on Tuesdays.

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

Meets the last Tuesday of every month | Suggested for teens age 13-19

Here's your chance to meet regularly 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  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
Wednesday November 25, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
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 may be willing to teach their skills.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome.  Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Every Wednesday.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday December 1, 2020
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Teen Tuesdays at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be, look no further. Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you've been pondering, 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. 

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Chess for All Ages!
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn how to play chess, or practice with a friend at the library. Volunteer staff are available to help with lessons and all chess pieces are provided. All ages, though children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This program runs weekly on Tuesdays.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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U.S. History And Media Discussion Group
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

If you love United States history then this is the group for you.  The group reviews books, documentaries, and U.S. history topics in a monthly, lively discussion.  Occasionally, the group views critically acclaimed U.S. history films together, and brings in guest speakers to join them too. Newcomers are always welcomed! Refreshments available compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Meets on the first Tuesday of every month | 18+

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday December 2, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
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 may be willing to teach their skills.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome.  Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Every Wednesday.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Saturday December 5, 2020
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Read to Cadence the Dog
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Read to Cadence - Megan Marshall, a volunteer from Bright Spot Reading Buddies, will bring her dog Cadence to the library to have children read to her. She will be at the library the first Saturday of each month from 11:30am-12:20pm. Kids ages 4-10 must sign up for a 10 minute slot to read to her friendly, furry companion. Bring a favorite picture book or a chapter book to read to Cadence. This program is designed to help kids gain confidence and reduce anxiety about reading.

Register for a slot by calling 413-263-6858 or signing up on line at this link: https://www.springfieldlibrary.org/library/read-to-cadence-the-dog-at-sixteen-acres/

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday December 8, 2020
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Teen Tuesdays at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be, look no further. Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you've been pondering, 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. 

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Chess for All Ages!
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn how to play chess, or practice with a friend at the library. Volunteer staff are available to help with lessons and all chess pieces are provided. All ages, though children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This program runs weekly on Tuesdays.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday December 9, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
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 may be willing to teach their skills.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome.  Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Every Wednesday.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday December 15, 2020
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Teen Tuesdays at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be, look no further. Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you've been pondering, 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. 

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Chess for All Ages!
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn how to play chess, or practice with a friend at the library. Volunteer staff are available to help with lessons and all chess pieces are provided. All ages, though children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This program runs weekly on Tuesdays.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Now You're Cooking
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Calling all cooks! Discuss and share your favorite recipes in the Sixteen Acres Branch Library's new cooking club. Led by Springfield native Christina Raschi, the group will enjoy a new dish each month prepared by a different group member. Bakers and cooks of all levels and all types are always welcomed. Now You're Cooking meets on the third Tuesday of each month. 18+

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson   413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday December 16, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
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 may be willing to teach their skills.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome.  Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Every Wednesday.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday December 22, 2020
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Teen Tuesdays at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be, look no further. Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you've been pondering, 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. 

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Chess for All Ages!
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn how to play chess, or practice with a friend at the library. Volunteer staff are available to help with lessons and all chess pieces are provided. All ages, though children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This program runs weekly on Tuesdays.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday December 23, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
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 may be willing to teach their skills.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome.  Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Every Wednesday.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday December 29, 2020
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Teen Tuesdays at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be, look no further. Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you've been pondering, 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. 

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Chess for All Ages!
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn how to play chess, or practice with a friend at the library. Volunteer staff are available to help with lessons and all chess pieces are provided. All ages, though children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This program runs weekly on Tuesdays.

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

Meets the last Tuesday of every month | Suggested for teens age 13-19

Here's your chance to meet regularly 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  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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