Friday April 26, 2019
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Come For Coffee!
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Ages 18 and up

Stop by the Brightwood Branch Library Friday mornings for coffee and conversation. We'll have the morning paper out, as well as crosswords, puzzles, and more. Bring along your knitting or crochet projects, or meet a friend for a hour of friendly socializing. Coffee and tea generously provided by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6805  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Knot Just Knitters
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Get a Job with Skillsmart
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Springfield Works is here to link you with a job, career, or skills training.  Come learn how to use SkillSmart: an easy online resource to help you identify your strengths and efficiently apply for positions at some of Greater Springfield's largest organizations.

Members of the AISS team from the sheriff's department will also be on hand to offer job search tips and advice.

This program is for adults.

CONTACT:  Caitlin Kelley  413-263-6853  ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT:  East Forest Park  413-263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Saturday April 27, 2019
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Introduction to Microsoft Excel
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Ages 18 and up

Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel, the world's leading desktop spreadsheet. Excel is used both at home and in the office to help with a wide range of personal and business management services including basic bookkeeping and accounting, to maintaining mailing lists, and more. Skill with a keyboard and mouse is needed for success in this hands-on workshop.

Light refreshments, compliments of the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828 ext 221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
 
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Knot Just Knitters
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

Meets every Saturday | Open to teens and adults, 13 and up

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. 

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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The Business Side of Poetry
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Ages 18 and up

Are you feeling unsure about where to send your poems for publication? Geared toward poets with little or no publication experience, this workshop will introduce how to identify poetry markets for individual poems; where to look for finding online poetry publishers; how to ue poetry readings to your advantage; how to weigh the pros and cons of self-publishing versus working with traditional publishers, and more. Led by local award-winning multilingual poety and educator, Maria Luisa Arroyo.

Funding provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Seating is limited, so please register online or by calling 413-263-6828, x221.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
There are 5 spaces available.
 
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From Bergen-Belsen to Springfield a Story of Holocaust Survival and Beyond
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Ages 15 and up

Celebrated author Hanna Perlstein Marcus shares the story of her early family history described in two gripping, multiple award-winning books Sidonia's Thread and Surviving Remnant. Hanna Perlstein Marcus was born at the Bergen Belsen displaced persons camp after World War II. At the age of two, she immigrated to Springfield, Massachusetts with her mother, Sidonia. Ms. Marcus and her mother traveled over 3,700 miles from the nightmare of Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp to eventually settle in a mid-century North End Springfield neighborhood.  The family found refuge in Springfield along with other ethnic groups looking for a better future.  Copies of her books will be available for purchase and signing. Refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library.

 

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6840  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Sunday April 28, 2019
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Rotunda Rhythms Presents World Cafe
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Judy Handler & Mark Levesque return to Rotunda Rhythms with World Cafe, an exciting concert with mandolin, guitar, and flute. The group's unique arrangements are filled with passion, lyricism, and an infectious joy for music and life. They will share an enticing mix of world music from Brazil, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Ireland, Spain, the Middle East, and more. For World Cafe, Judy and Mark are joined by special guest and friend Leo Snow on flute. Free attendance raffle to all those who stay for the concert, and with funding from the Friends of the Library and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. All ages.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieildlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Rotunda
Monday April 29, 2019
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Craft Your Cares Away
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Last Monday of every month except holidays | Adults 18 and over

Come "Craft Your Cares Away" with Tricia. We will be relaxing, socializing, and making creative projects to take your mind off your everyday worries for an hour or so. Each month will feature a different craft, and new project ideas are always welcome. Arts and craft supplies are offered complimentary by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:  Tricia LaBroad  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Tuesday April 30, 2019
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Genealogy for Beginners
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

For Ages 60 and up

Do you want to know more about your family's history, but don't know where to begin? This four week series is the perfect starting point and includes Introduction to Genealogy on April 9, and three other classes focusing on census records (April 16); immigration and migration (April 23); and military, wills, probate, and DNA (April 30). Attend one workshop or all four. Led by genealogist Hillary Schau, this series is perfect for the beginner and is geared toward adults age 60+ and their caregivers.

This project is funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs and the Federal Administration for Community Living.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6846  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience!  

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6828  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday May 1, 2019
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee and a game of chess....all while making new friends and seeing what the library has to offer you. Providers of neighborhood senior services will stop-by to keep you informed and entertained. Funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6846  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
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Chair Yoga
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

First Wednesday of every month | For seniors ages 60+ and their caregivers.

Come experience the gentle art of yoga. Increase well-being, flexibility,and balance during this relaxing half-hour session. Chair yoga is perfect for those with limited mobility.

This project funded by Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs and the Federal Administration for Community Living.

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413 263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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BYOB Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Meets on the first Wednesday of each month | Adults

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads at this lively book group. Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres. We're always open to new members - join us!

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Every Wednesday

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.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Books & Brew Book Club
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

First Wednesday of the month, starting at 6:00 PM | This program is intended for 20-30 somethings, but all are welcome!

Cure your mid-week blues with a lively book discussion and some brew at Nathan Bill's Bar and Restaurant, 110 Island Pond Road.

For our next meeting we will be discussing Henna House by Nomi Eve.                                             

Copies of this title will be available for pickup at the East Forest Park Library prior to the meeting. No sign up is required, however, please contact the branch if you have any questions.

CONTACT:  Beth Ortiz  413-263-6836  bortiz@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Thursday May 2, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Every Thursday | Ages 18 and up

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. This group meets in Rice Hall on the 3rd floor mezzanine.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Walking Club
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

The Walking Club returns to the Sixteen Acres Branch Library! Staff will lead a 30 minute walk near the branch tailored to the pace and needs of those in attendance from relaxed to brisk. Please wear sturdy walking shoes and comfortable clothing, and bring rainwear if necessary.  Thursdays starting at 2 p.m. rain or shine. Bottled water provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.18+

CONTACT:  Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe  413-263-6858  shwetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Every Thursday in the Children's Workroom | Adults and teens welcome

Take a break and feel the stress ease away with creative coloring. The library has a collection of attractive coloring sheets and coloring pencils you can use to find your inner artist and make something beautiful. For the children, the library runs its LEGO Club at the same time allowing you and your children to enjoy the hour. Both programs are underwritten by the Friends of the Library.

Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Friday May 3, 2019
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Come For Coffee!
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Ages 18 and up

Stop by the Brightwood Branch Library Friday mornings for coffee and conversation. We'll have the morning paper out, as well as crosswords, puzzles, and more. Bring along your knitting or crochet projects, or meet a friend for a hour of friendly socializing. Coffee and tea generously provided by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6805  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Knot Just Knitters
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Genealogy for Beginners
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

18+

Do you want to learn more about Genealogy but don't know where to start? This 4 week program is great for you! Starting on May 3rd, genealogist Hillary Schau will guide you on how to begin on your own. Take one or all four to get the most out of these programs.

May 3rd/4th Class 1 - Introduction to Genealogical Research - Great for getting started researching your family.  Includes step-by-step pedigree and family group sheets, sample organizing and where to start looking.

May 10th/11th Class 2 - Census and Vital Records - What are they are what can you discover, how they have changed over time and location.  These are the backbone of Genealogy.

May 17th/18th Class 3 - Immigration, Naturalization and Migration - Locating and understanding passenger lists, immigration and naturalization documents and the rules over time. 

May 24th/25th Class 4 - Digging Deeper into the unique records available concerning military records, land records, wills and probate, and includes an overview of DNA, the newest tool for Genealogy.

CONTACT:  Shadd Jamison  413-263-6840  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT:  East Forest Park  413-263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Saturday May 4, 2019
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Tai Chi for Everyone
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Meets on the 1st Saturday of every month | Ages 10 and up

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

NOTE: This program runs before the building opens. 

CONTACT:  Shadd Jamison  413-263-6840  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Knot Just Knitters
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

Meets every Saturday | Open to teens and adults, 13 and up

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. 

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Genealogy for Beginners
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

18+

Do you want to learn more about Genealogy but don't know where to start? This 4 week program is great for you! Starting on May 3rd, genealogist Hillary Schau will guide you on how to begin on your own. Take one or all four to get the most out of these programs.

May 3rd/4th Class 1 - Introduction to Genealogical Research - Great for getting started researching your family.  Includes step-by-step pedigree and family group sheets, sample organizing and where to start looking.

May 10th/11th Class 2 - Census and Vital Records - What are they are what can you discover, how they have changed over time and location.  These are the backbone of Genealogy.

May 17th/18th Class 3 - Immigration, Naturalization and Migration - Locating and understanding passenger lists, immigration and naturalization documents and the rules over time. 

May 24th/25th Class 4 - Digging Deeper into the unique records available concerning military records, land records, wills and probate, and includes an overview of DNA, the newest tool for Genealogy.

CONTACT:  Shadd Jamison  413-263-6840  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Monday May 6, 2019
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Art Central: Reception for Kathleen Morris
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Meet Springfield artist Kathleen Morris is this free social and art opening for Art Central's new show. Stunning portraiture from Ms. Morris' collection Arts and Naps will be newly hung, and the public is invited to meet her, see the collection, an enjoy and hour of socializing. Free attendance raffle and refreshments for all those who attend. Funding provided by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
Tuesday May 7, 2019
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience!  

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6828  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday May 8, 2019
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee and a game of chess....all while making new friends and seeing what the library has to offer you. Providers of neighborhood senior services will stop-by to keep you informed and entertained. Funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6846  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
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BYOB Book Discussion Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month | Adults

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads at this lively and long-running book group, and gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres. We're always open to new members - join us!

CONTACT:  Ann Keefe  413-263-6828 ext 294  akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Every Wednesday

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.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Thursday May 9, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Every Thursday | Ages 18 and up

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. This group meets in Rice Hall on the 3rd floor mezzanine.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Walking Club
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

The Walking Club returns to the Sixteen Acres Branch Library! Staff will lead a 30 minute walk near the branch tailored to the pace and needs of those in attendance from relaxed to brisk. Please wear sturdy walking shoes and comfortable clothing, and bring rainwear if necessary.  Thursdays starting at 2 p.m. rain or shine. Bottled water provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.18+

CONTACT:  Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe  413-263-6858  shwetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Every Thursday in the Children's Workroom | Adults and teens welcome

Take a break and feel the stress ease away with creative coloring. The library has a collection of attractive coloring sheets and coloring pencils you can use to find your inner artist and make something beautiful. For the children, the library runs its LEGO Club at the same time allowing you and your children to enjoy the hour. Both programs are underwritten by the Friends of the Library.

Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Friday May 10, 2019
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Come For Coffee!
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Ages 18 and up

Stop by the Brightwood Branch Library Friday mornings for coffee and conversation. We'll have the morning paper out, as well as crosswords, puzzles, and more. Bring along your knitting or crochet projects, or meet a friend for a hour of friendly socializing. Coffee and tea generously provided by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6805  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Knot Just Knitters
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Genealogy for Beginners
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

18+

Do you want to learn more about Genealogy but don't know where to start? This 4 week program is great for you! Starting on May 3rd, genealogist Hillary Schau will guide you on how to begin on your own. Take one or all four to get the most out of these programs.

May 3rd/4th Class 1 - Introduction to Genealogical Research - Great for getting started researching your family.  Includes step-by-step pedigree and family group sheets, sample organizing and where to start looking.

May 10th/11th Class 2 - Census and Vital Records - What are they are what can you discover, how they have changed over time and location.  These are the backbone of Genealogy.

May 17th/18th Class 3 - Immigration, Naturalization and Migration - Locating and understanding passenger lists, immigration and naturalization documents and the rules over time. 

May 24th/25th Class 4 - Digging Deeper into the unique records available concerning military records, land records, wills and probate, and includes an overview of DNA, the newest tool for Genealogy.

CONTACT:  Shadd Jamison  413-263-6840  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT:  East Forest Park  413-263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Saturday May 11, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

Meets every Saturday | Open to teens and adults, 13 and up

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. 

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Genealogy for Beginners
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Want to learn more about Genealogy but don't know where to start? This 4 week program is great for you! Starting on May 3rd, Professional Genealogist Hillary Schau will guide you on how to begin on your own. It is not required to attend all 4 dates. These are standalone classes.

May 3rd/4th Class 1 - Introduction to Genealogical Research - Great for getting started researching your family.  Includes step-by-step pedigree and family group sheets, sample organizing and where to start looking.

May 10th/11th Class 2 - Census and Vital Records - What are they are what can you discover, how they have changed over time and location.  These are the backbone of Genealogy.

May 17th/18th Class 3 - Immigration, Naturalization and Migration - Locating and understanding passenger lists, immigration and naturalization documents and the rules over time.  Migration for those who move.

May 24th/25th Class 4 - Digging Deeper into the unique records available concerning military records, land records, wills and probate, and includes an overview of DNA, the newest tool for Genealogy.

CONTACT:  Shadd Jamison  (413) 263-6840  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
 
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Poetry Reading
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Members of Write-Up Springfield, the library's creative writing group, read their poems and creative fiction in this public reading, and invite you to join them as they celebrate their first year as a group. An open mic will follow, and guests are welcomed to enjoy the reception and free raffle compliments of the Friends of the Library after the readings. 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday May 14, 2019
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Chair Yoga
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Chair Yoga is a yoga style that adapts yoga positions and poses while incorporating the use of a chair. The chair replaces the yoga mat, and becomes an extension of the body. The student is able to warm-up the body safely, and perform yoga poses with more support and stability. Poses are done seated on the chair, or the chair is used for support during  poses, bends, extensions, balances, and stretches. Chair yoga is suitable for all fitness levels and physical conditions. Led by Nicole Ferraro, a certified yoga instructor.

CONTACT:  Shadd Jamison  413-263-6840  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Meets on the second Tuesday of every month | Adults

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

This month's selection is The Friendly Persuasion by Jessamyn West (1945) fiction.
 

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 ext 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience!  

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6828  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday May 15, 2019
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee and a game of chess....all while making new friends and seeing what the library has to offer you. Providers of neighborhood senior services will stop-by to keep you informed and entertained. Funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6846  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
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A Bookish Breakfast
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Third Wednesday of the month | Ages 18 and up

Put on your reading glasses and enjoy a friendly discussion about popular short stories, or just indulge socializing over breakfast with fellow book lovers. Bookish Breakfast meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Cafe Christo (513 Belmont Ave. Springfield).

This month's short story will be "All Hands" by Samantha Hunt which can be found in The Dark Dark: Stories.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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What's Cooking Cookbook Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Third Wednesday of every month | Adults 18+

Do you enjoy cooking, or would you like to improve your cooking skills? Join the monthly Cookbook Club to hear about the latest cookbooks, share great recipes, and more in this casual yet informative discussion group. Members may bring in prepared dishes to share so the group can sample great tastes and be inspired by something new.

During renovation we will be meeting in Springfield Central Library's Rice Hall.

 

CONTACT:  Gary Pysznik  413-263-6828 x395  GPysznik@SpringfieldLibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Every Wednesday

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.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Thursday May 16, 2019
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Computers for Today
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Computers are changing and so are our uses of them. Take this 3-part, introductory series to strengthen your computer skills and gain confidence with using the Internet, organizing your files, editing documents, and more. Thursday mornings, 10:30-12 noon Central Library Computer Lab.

  • May 16, part 1, will focus on using the Internet, and editing documents
  • May 23, part 2, will explore search engines, and focus on file management
  • May 30, part 3, will continue working on file management ,explore the Invisible Web, and more

Sign-up for all three and get the most out of what this program has to offer. Free coffee and tea compliments of the Friends of the Library. 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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Knot Just Knitters
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Every Thursday | Ages 18 and up

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. This group meets in Rice Hall on the 3rd floor mezzanine.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Walking Club
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

The Walking Club returns to the Sixteen Acres Branch Library! Staff will lead a 30 minute walk near the branch tailored to the pace and needs of those in attendance from relaxed to brisk. Please wear sturdy walking shoes and comfortable clothing, and bring rainwear if necessary.  Thursdays starting at 2 p.m. rain or shine. Bottled water provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.18+

CONTACT:  Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe  413-263-6858  shwetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Every Thursday in the Children's Workroom | Adults and teens welcome

Take a break and feel the stress ease away with creative coloring. The library has a collection of attractive coloring sheets and coloring pencils you can use to find your inner artist and make something beautiful. For the children, the library runs its LEGO Club at the same time allowing you and your children to enjoy the hour. Both programs are underwritten by the Friends of the Library.

Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Friday May 17, 2019
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Come For Coffee!
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Ages 18 and up

Stop by the Brightwood Branch Library Friday mornings for coffee and conversation. We'll have the morning paper out, as well as crosswords, puzzles, and more. Bring along your knitting or crochet projects, or meet a friend for a hour of friendly socializing. Coffee and tea generously provided by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6805  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Knot Just Knitters
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Genealogy for Beginners
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

18+

Do you want to learn more about Genealogy but don't know where to start? This 4 week program is great for you! Starting on May 3rd, genealogist Hillary Schau will guide you on how to begin on your own. Take one or all four to get the most out of these programs.

May 3rd/4th Class 1 - Introduction to Genealogical Research - Great for getting started researching your family.  Includes step-by-step pedigree and family group sheets, sample organizing and where to start looking.

May 10th/11th Class 2 - Census and Vital Records - What are they are what can you discover, how they have changed over time and location.  These are the backbone of Genealogy.

May 17th/18th Class 3 - Immigration, Naturalization and Migration - Locating and understanding passenger lists, immigration and naturalization documents and the rules over time. 

May 24th/25th Class 4 - Digging Deeper into the unique records available concerning military records, land records, wills and probate, and includes an overview of DNA, the newest tool for Genealogy.

CONTACT:  Shadd Jamison  413-263-6840  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT:  East Forest Park  413-263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Saturday May 18, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

Meets every Saturday | Open to teens and adults, 13 and up

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. 

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Genealogy for Beginners
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

18+

Do you want to learn more about Genealogy but don't know where to start? This 4 week program is great for you! Starting on May 3rd, genealogist Hillary Schau will guide you on how to begin on your own. Take one or all four to get the most out of these programs.

May 3rd/4th Class 1 - Introduction to Genealogical Research - Great for getting started researching your family.  Includes step-by-step pedigree and family group sheets, sample organizing and where to start looking.

May 10th/11th Class 2 - Census and Vital Records - What are they are what can you discover, how they have changed over time and location.  These are the backbone of Genealogy.

May 17th/18th Class 3 - Immigration, Naturalization and Migration - Locating and understanding passenger lists, immigration and naturalization documents and the rules over time. 

May 24th/25th Class 4 - Digging Deeper into the unique records available concerning military records, land records, wills and probate, and includes an overview of DNA, the newest tool for Genealogy.

CONTACT:  Shadd Jamison  413-263-6840  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Monday May 20, 2019
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Craft Your Cares Away
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Last Monday of every month except holidays | Adults 18 and over

Come "Craft Your Cares Away" with Tricia. We will be relaxing, socializing, and making creative projects to take your mind off your everyday worries for an hour or so. Each month will feature a different craft, and new project ideas are always welcome. Arts and craft supplies are offered complimentary by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:  Tricia LaBroad  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Tuesday May 21, 2019
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Get a Job with the U.S. Census Bureau
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Wileen Jamison, a recruiting assistant for the U.S. Census Bureau, will be at the Mason Square Branch Library helping patrons apply for jobs with the  Census. Workers for the Census Bureau help Congress understand our state, and determine how funds are spent in the community. There are a variety of positions available for a range of skills, and Wileen will help you create an account, apply for the job, and more. Anyone 18 or older can apply, and you do not need a resume though it is encouraged . Wileen will be available on:

Tuesday May 21 from 2-5:00 p.m.
Thursday May 30 from 6-8:00 p.m.
Tuesday June 11 from 2-5:00 p.m.
Thursday June 20 from 6-8:00 p.m.

CONTACT:  Vickie Palmatier  413-263-6853  vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
 
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience!  

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6828  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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U.S. History Book and Media Discussion Group
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Meets on the third Tuesday of every month | Adults

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 will be available.

CONTACT:  Sixteen Acres  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday May 22, 2019
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee and a game of chess....all while making new friends and seeing what the library has to offer you. Providers of neighborhood senior services will stop-by to keep you informed and entertained. Funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6846  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
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BYOB Book Discussion Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month | Adults

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads at this lively and long-running book group, and gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres. We're always open to new members - join us!

CONTACT:  Ann Keefe  413-263-6828 ext 294  akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
 
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Herbs for Health
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn what items in your kitchen cabinet may help you be your best self. Led by Claire Brodhead, a western Mass. herbalist and botanical educator. This project is funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413-263-6846  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Every Wednesday

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.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Thursday May 23, 2019
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Afterthoughts @ Raymond Jordan Senior Center
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Raymond A. Jordan Senior Center (1476 Roosevelt Avenue Springfield MA). 55+

 

Explore great books, join in on a lively discussion, and meet others who enjoy reading too. The group selects a new book every month, and new members are always welcome. Contact librarian Linda Grodofsky at 413-263-6836 for more information.  May's book selection is The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George. Copies are available at the East Forest Park Branch Library in a variety of formats (large print, audiobook, etc.).

CONTACT:  Linda Grodofsky  413-263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
 
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Computers for Today
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Computers are changing and so are our uses of them. Take this 3-part, introductory series to strengthen your computer skills and gain confidence with using the Internet, organizing your files, editing documents, and more. Thursday mornings, 10:30-12 noon Central Library Computer Lab.

  • May 16, part 1, will focus on using the Internet, and editing documents
  • May 23, part 2, will explore search engines, and focus on file management
  • May 30, part 3, will continue working on file management ,explore the Invisible Web, and more

Sign-up for all three and get the most out of what this program has to offer. Free coffee and tea compliments of the Friends of the Library. 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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Knot Just Knitters
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Every Thursday | Ages 18 and up

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. This group meets in Rice Hall on the 3rd floor mezzanine.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Walking Club
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

The Walking Club returns to the Sixteen Acres Branch Library! Staff will lead a 30 minute walk near the branch tailored to the pace and needs of those in attendance from relaxed to brisk. Please wear sturdy walking shoes and comfortable clothing, and bring rainwear if necessary.  Thursdays starting at 2 p.m. rain or shine. Bottled water provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.18+

CONTACT:  Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe  413-263-6858  shwetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Every Thursday in the Children's Workroom | Adults and teens welcome

Take a break and feel the stress ease away with creative coloring. The library has a collection of attractive coloring sheets and coloring pencils you can use to find your inner artist and make something beautiful. For the children, the library runs its LEGO Club at the same time allowing you and your children to enjoy the hour. Both programs are underwritten by the Friends of the Library.

Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Friday May 24, 2019
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Come For Coffee!
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Ages 18 and up

Stop by the Brightwood Branch Library Friday mornings for coffee and conversation. We'll have the morning paper out, as well as crosswords, puzzles, and more. Bring along your knitting or crochet projects, or meet a friend for a hour of friendly socializing. Coffee and tea generously provided by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6805  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Knot Just Knitters
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Genealogy for Beginners
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

18+

Do you want to learn more about Genealogy but don't know where to start? This 4 week program is great for you! Starting on May 3rd, genealogist Hillary Schau will guide you on how to begin on your own. Take one or all four to get the most out of these programs.

May 3rd/4th Class 1 - Introduction to Genealogical Research - Great for getting started researching your family.  Includes step-by-step pedigree and family group sheets, sample organizing and where to start looking.

May 10th/11th Class 2 - Census and Vital Records - What are they are what can you discover, how they have changed over time and location.  These are the backbone of Genealogy.

May 17th/18th Class 3 - Immigration, Naturalization and Migration - Locating and understanding passenger lists, immigration and naturalization documents and the rules over time. 

May 24th/25th Class 4 - Digging Deeper into the unique records available concerning military records, land records, wills and probate, and includes an overview of DNA, the newest tool for Genealogy.

CONTACT:  Shadd Jamison  413-263-6840  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT:  East Forest Park  413-263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Saturday May 25, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

Meets every Saturday | Open to teens and adults, 13 and up

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. 

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Genealogy for Beginners
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

18+

Do you want to learn more about Genealogy but don't know where to start? This 4 week program is great for you! Starting on May 3rd, genealogist Hillary Schau will guide you on how to begin on your own. Take one or all four to get the most out of these programs.

May 3rd/4th Class 1 - Introduction to Genealogical Research - Great for getting started researching your family.  Includes step-by-step pedigree and family group sheets, sample organizing and where to start looking.

May 10th/11th Class 2 - Census and Vital Records - What are they are what can you discover, how they have changed over time and location.  These are the backbone of Genealogy.

May 17th/18th Class 3 - Immigration, Naturalization and Migration - Locating and understanding passenger lists, immigration and naturalization documents and the rules over time. 

May 24th/25th Class 4 - Digging Deeper into the unique records available concerning military records, land records, wills and probate, and includes an overview of DNA, the newest tool for Genealogy.

CONTACT:  Shadd Jamison  413-263-6840  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Monday May 27, 2019
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Memorial Day: All Libraries Closed
All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.
CONTACT:  Director's Office  413-263-6828 ext 290  
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Tuesday May 28, 2019
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience!  

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6828  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday May 29, 2019
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee and a game of chess....all while making new friends and seeing what the library has to offer you. Providers of neighborhood senior services will stop-by to keep you informed and entertained. Funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6846  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Every Wednesday

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.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Thursday May 30, 2019
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Computers for Today
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Computers are changing and so are our uses of them. Take this 3-part, introductory series to strengthen your computer skills and gain confidence with using the Internet, organizing your files, editing documents, and more. Thursday mornings, 10:30-12 noon Central Library Computer Lab.

  • May 16, part 1, will focus on using the Internet, and editing documents
  • May 23, part 2, will explore search engines, and focus on file management
  • May 30, part 3, will continue working on file management ,explore the Invisible Web, and more

Sign-up for all three and get the most out of what this program has to offer. Free coffee and tea compliments of the Friends of the Library. 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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Knot Just Knitters
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Every Thursday | Ages 18 and up

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. This group meets in Rice Hall on the 3rd floor mezzanine.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Walking Club
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

The Walking Club returns to the Sixteen Acres Branch Library! Staff will lead a 30 minute walk near the branch tailored to the pace and needs of those in attendance from relaxed to brisk. Please wear sturdy walking shoes and comfortable clothing, and bring rainwear if necessary.  Thursdays starting at 2 p.m. rain or shine. Bottled water provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.18+

CONTACT:  Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe  413-263-6858  shwetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Every Thursday in the Children's Workroom | Adults and teens welcome

Take a break and feel the stress ease away with creative coloring. The library has a collection of attractive coloring sheets and coloring pencils you can use to find your inner artist and make something beautiful. For the children, the library runs its LEGO Club at the same time allowing you and your children to enjoy the hour. Both programs are underwritten by the Friends of the Library.

Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
 
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Get a Job with the U.S. Census Bureau
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Wileen Jamison, a recruiting assistant for the U.S. Census Bureau, will be at the Mason Square Branch Library helping patrons apply for jobs with the  Census. Workers for the Census Bureau help Congress understand our state, and determine how funds are spent in the community. There are a variety of positions available for a range of skills, and Wileen will help you create an account, apply for the job, and more. Anyone 18 or older can apply, and you do not need a resume though it is encouraged . Wileen will be available on:

Tuesday May 21 from 2-5:00 p.m.
Thursday May 30 from 6-8:00 p.m.
Tuesday June 11 from 2-5:00 p.m.
Thursday June 20 from 6-8:00 p.m.

CONTACT:  Vickie Palmatier  413-263-6853  vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Friday May 31, 2019
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Come For Coffee!
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Ages 18 and up

Stop by the Brightwood Branch Library Friday mornings for coffee and conversation. We'll have the morning paper out, as well as crosswords, puzzles, and more. Bring along your knitting or crochet projects, or meet a friend for a hour of friendly socializing. Coffee and tea generously provided by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6805  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Knot Just Knitters
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT:  East Forest Park  413-263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Saturday June 1, 2019
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Tai Chi for Everyone
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Meets on the 1st Saturday of every month | Ages 10 and up

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

NOTE: This program runs before the building opens. 

CONTACT:  Shadd Jamison  413-263-6840  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Tuesday June 4, 2019
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience!  

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6828  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday June 5, 2019
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee and a game of chess....all while making new friends and seeing what the library has to offer you. Providers of neighborhood senior services will stop-by to keep you informed and entertained. Funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6846  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
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Chair Yoga
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

First Wednesday of every month | For seniors ages 60+ and their caregivers.

Come experience the gentle art of yoga. Increase well-being, flexibility,and balance during this relaxing half-hour session. Chair yoga is perfect for those with limited mobility.

This project funded by Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs and the Federal Administration for Community Living.

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413 263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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BYOB Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Meets on the first Wednesday of each month | Adults

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads at this lively book group. Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres. We're always open to new members - join us!

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Every Wednesday

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.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Thursday June 6, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Every Thursday | Ages 18 and up

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. This group meets in Rice Hall on the 3rd floor mezzanine.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
There are 8 spaces available.
Friday June 7, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT:  East Forest Park  413-263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Saturday June 8, 2019
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Write-Up Springfield!
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Second Saturday of every month | For ages 18 and up

Calling all creative writers! A new group has started to workshop your writing, and network on creative writing opportunities, techniques, and styles The group meets once a month, and always welcomes new members. Funding provided by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:  Tara Dasso  413-244-8982  tdasso@gmail.com
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday June 11, 2019
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Meets on the second Tuesday of every month | Adults

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

This month's selection is The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border by Francisco Cantu (2018) nonfiction.
 

 

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 ext 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience!  

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6828  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday June 12, 2019
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee and a game of chess....all while making new friends and seeing what the library has to offer you. Providers of neighborhood senior services will stop-by to keep you informed and entertained. Funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6846  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
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BYOB Book Discussion Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month | Adults

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads at this lively and long-running book group, and gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres. We're always open to new members - join us!

CONTACT:  Ann Keefe  413-263-6828 ext 294  akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Every Wednesday

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.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Thursday June 13, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Every Thursday | Ages 18 and up

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. This group meets in Rice Hall on the 3rd floor mezzanine.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
There are 8 spaces available.
Friday June 14, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT:  East Forest Park  413-263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Tuesday June 18, 2019
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience!  

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6828  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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U.S. History Book and Media Discussion Group
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Meets on the third Tuesday of every month | Adults

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 will be available.

CONTACT:  Sixteen Acres  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday June 19, 2019
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee and a game of chess....all while making new friends and seeing what the library has to offer you. Providers of neighborhood senior services will stop-by to keep you informed and entertained. Funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6846  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
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What's Cooking Cookbook Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Third Wednesday of every month | Adults 18+

Do you enjoy cooking, or would you like to improve your cooking skills? Join the monthly Cookbook Club to hear about the latest cookbooks, share great recipes, and more in this casual yet informative discussion group. Members may bring in prepared dishes to share so the group can sample great tastes and be inspired by something new.

During renovation we will be meeting in Springfield Central Library's Rice Hall.

 

CONTACT:  Gary Pysznik  413-263-6828 x395  GPysznik@SpringfieldLibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Every Wednesday

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.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Thursday June 20, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Every Thursday | Ages 18 and up

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. This group meets in Rice Hall on the 3rd floor mezzanine.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
There are 8 spaces available.
Friday June 21, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT:  East Forest Park  413-263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Monday June 24, 2019
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Craft Your Cares Away
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Last Monday of every month except holidays | Adults 18 and over

Come "Craft Your Cares Away" with Tricia. We will be relaxing, socializing, and making creative projects to take your mind off your everyday worries for an hour or so. Each month will feature a different craft, and new project ideas are always welcome. Arts and craft supplies are offered complimentary by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:  Tricia LaBroad  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Tuesday June 25, 2019
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Adults Love YA: Book Club
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Ages 18 - 30

Are you a Millennial who loves Young Adult literature? Are you looking to connect with other YA lovers in your area? Tired of there being no book clubs for you? We'll be reading a YA book a month for Forest Park Library's summer book club. Come prepared the last Tuesday of June, July, and August to enjoy junk food, a book related take-home craft, and fan gossip about the most talked about YA Lit. At the end of the summer, we'll draw a raffle including prizes from Owl Crate and Out of Print Clothing. The more meetings you attend, the more entries you get!

And obviously feel free to spread the word to all of your #bookstagram followers! See you soon!

June 25 - Book Selection - "Pride" by Ibi Zoboi
July 30 - Book Selection - "Dread Nation" by Justina Ireland
August 27 -  Book Selection - "The Loneliest Girl in the Universe" by Lauren James

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience!  

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6828  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday June 26, 2019
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee and a game of chess....all while making new friends and seeing what the library has to offer you. Providers of neighborhood senior services will stop-by to keep you informed and entertained. Funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6846  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
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A Bookish Breakfast
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Third Wednesday of the month | Ages 18 and up

Put on your reading glasses and enjoy a friendly discussion about popular short stories, or just indulge socializing over breakfast with fellow book lovers. Bookish Breakfast meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Cafe Christo (513 Belmont Ave. Springfield).

This month's story will be "L'Alchimsta" by N.K. Jemisin and can be found in the novel How Long 'Til Black Future Month? by N.K. Jemisin.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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BYOB Book Discussion Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month | Adults

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads at this lively and long-running book group, and gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres. We're always open to new members - join us!

CONTACT:  Ann Keefe  413-263-6828 ext 294  akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Every Wednesday

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.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Thursday June 27, 2019
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Afterthoughts @ Raymond Jordan Senior Center
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Explore great books, join in on a lively discussion, and meet others who enjoy reading too. The group selects a new book every month, and new members are always welcome. Contact librarian Linda Grodofsky at 413-263-6836 for more information. Meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Raymond A. Jordan Senior Center (1476 Roosevelt Avenue Springfield MA). 55+  Copies are available at the East Forest Park Branch Library in a variety of formats (large print, audiobook, etc.).

CONTACT:  Linda Grodofsky  413-263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
 
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Knot Just Knitters
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Every Thursday | Ages 18 and up

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. This group meets in Rice Hall on the 3rd floor mezzanine.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Every Thursday in the Children's Workroom | Adults and teens welcome

Take a break and feel the stress ease away with creative coloring. The library has a collection of attractive coloring sheets and coloring pencils you can use to find your inner artist and make something beautiful. For the children, the library runs its LEGO Club at the same time allowing you and your children to enjoy the hour. Both programs are underwritten by the Friends of the Library.

Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Friday June 28, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT:  East Forest Park  413-263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Tuesday July 2, 2019
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience!  

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6828  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday July 3, 2019
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee and a game of chess....all while making new friends and seeing what the library has to offer you. Providers of neighborhood senior services will stop-by to keep you informed and entertained. Funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6846  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
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Chair Yoga
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

First Wednesday of every month | For seniors ages 60+ and their caregivers.

Come experience the gentle art of yoga. Increase well-being, flexibility,and balance during this relaxing half-hour session. Chair yoga is perfect for those with limited mobility.

This project funded by Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs and the Federal Administration for Community Living.

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413 263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Every Wednesday

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.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday July 9, 2019
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Meets on the second Tuesday of every month | Adults

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

This month's selection is Beartown by Fredrik Backman (2017) fiction.
 

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 ext 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience!  

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6828  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday July 10, 2019
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee and a game of chess....all while making new friends and seeing what the library has to offer you. Providers of neighborhood senior services will stop-by to keep you informed and entertained. Funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6846  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Every Wednesday

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.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday July 16, 2019
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience!  

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6828  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday July 17, 2019
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee and a game of chess....all while making new friends and seeing what the library has to offer you. Providers of neighborhood senior services will stop-by to keep you informed and entertained. Funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6846  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
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What's Cooking Cookbook Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Third Wednesday of every month | Adults 18+

Do you enjoy cooking, or would you like to improve your cooking skills? Join the monthly Cookbook Club to hear about the latest cookbooks, share great recipes, and more in this casual yet informative discussion group. Members may bring in prepared dishes to share so the group can sample great tastes and be inspired by something new.

During renovation we will be meeting in Springfield Central Library's Rice Hall.

 

CONTACT:  Gary Pysznik  413-263-6828 x395  GPysznik@SpringfieldLibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Every Wednesday

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.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday July 23, 2019
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience!  

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6828  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday July 24, 2019
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee and a game of chess....all while making new friends and seeing what the library has to offer you. Providers of neighborhood senior services will stop-by to keep you informed and entertained. Funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6846  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
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A Bookish Breakfast
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Third Wednesday of the month | Ages 18 and up

Put on your reading glasses and enjoy a friendly discussion about popular short stories, or just indulge socializing over breakfast with fellow book lovers. Bookish Breakfast meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Cafe Christo (513 Belmont Ave. Springfield).

This month's short story is "A Good Man is Hard to Find" by Flannery O'Connor.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Every Wednesday

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.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday July 30, 2019
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Adults Love YA: Book Club
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Ages 18 - 30

Are you a Millennial who loves Young Adult literature? Are you looking to connect with other YA lovers in your area? Tired of there being no book clubs for you? We'll be reading a YA book a month for Forest Park Library's summer book club. Come prepared the last Tuesday of June, July, and August to enjoy junk food, a book related take-home craft, and fan gossip about the most talked about YA Lit. At the end of the summer, we'll draw a raffle including prizes from Owl Crate and Out of Print Clothing. The more meetings you attend, the more entries you get!

And obviously feel free to spread the word to all of your #bookstagram followers! See you soon!

June 25 - Book Selection - "Pride" by Ibi Zoboi
July 30 - Book Selection - "Dread Nation" by Justina Ireland
August 27 -  Book Selection - "The Loneliest Girl in the Universe" by Lauren James

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience!  

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6828  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday July 31, 2019
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee and a game of chess....all while making new friends and seeing what the library has to offer you. Providers of neighborhood senior services will stop-by to keep you informed and entertained. Funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6846  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Every Wednesday

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.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday August 6, 2019
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience!  

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6828  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday August 7, 2019
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee and a game of chess....all while making new friends and seeing what the library has to offer you. Providers of neighborhood senior services will stop-by to keep you informed and entertained. Funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6846  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
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Chair Yoga
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

First Wednesday of every month | For seniors ages 60+ and their caregivers.

Come experience the gentle art of yoga. Increase well-being, flexibility,and balance during this relaxing half-hour session. Chair yoga is perfect for those with limited mobility.

This project funded by Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs and the Federal Administration for Community Living.

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413 263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Every Wednesday

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.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday August 13, 2019
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Meets on the second Tuesday of every month | Adults

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

This month's selection is The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America’s Enemies by Jason Fagone (2017) nonfiction.
 

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 ext 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience!  

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6828  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday August 14, 2019
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee and a game of chess....all while making new friends and seeing what the library has to offer you. Providers of neighborhood senior services will stop-by to keep you informed and entertained. Funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6846  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Every Wednesday

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.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday August 20, 2019
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience!  

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6828  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday August 21, 2019
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee and a game of chess....all while making new friends and seeing what the library has to offer you. Providers of neighborhood senior services will stop-by to keep you informed and entertained. Funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6846  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Every Wednesday

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.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday August 27, 2019
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Adults Love YA: Book Club
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Ages 18 - 30

Are you a Millennial who loves Young Adult literature? Are you looking to connect with other YA lovers in your area? Tired of there being no book clubs for you? We'll be reading a YA book a month for Forest Park Library's summer book club. Come prepared the last Tuesday of June, July, and August to enjoy junk food, a book related take-home craft, and fan gossip about the most talked about YA Lit. At the end of the summer, we'll draw a raffle including prizes from Owl Crate and Out of Print Clothing. The more meetings you attend, the more entries you get!

And obviously feel free to spread the word to all of your #bookstagram followers! See you soon!

June 25 - Book Selection - "Pride" by Ibi Zoboi
July 30 - Book Selection - "Dread Nation" by Justina Ireland
August 27 -  Book Selection - "The Loneliest Girl in the Universe" by Lauren James

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience!  

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6828  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday August 28, 2019
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee and a game of chess....all while making new friends and seeing what the library has to offer you. Providers of neighborhood senior services will stop-by to keep you informed and entertained. Funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6846  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
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A Bookish Breakfast
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Third Wednesday of the month | Ages 18 and up

Put on your reading glasses and enjoy a friendly discussion about popular short stories, or just indulge socializing over breakfast with fellow book lovers. Bookish Breakfast meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Cafe Christo (513 Belmont Ave. Springfield).

This month's short story is "Pet Milk" by Stuart Dybek. A copy can be picked up at the Forest Park Branch Library.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Every Wednesday

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.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Monday September 2, 2019
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Labor Day: All Libraries Closed
All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of Labor Day.
CONTACT:  Director's Office  413 263-6828 ext 290  
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Tuesday September 3, 2019
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience!  

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6828  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday September 4, 2019
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee and a game of chess....all while making new friends and seeing what the library has to offer you. Providers of neighborhood senior services will stop-by to keep you informed and entertained. Funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6846  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
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Chair Yoga
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

First Wednesday of every month | For seniors ages 60+ and their caregivers.

Come experience the gentle art of yoga. Increase well-being, flexibility,and balance during this relaxing half-hour session. Chair yoga is perfect for those with limited mobility.

This project funded by Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs and the Federal Administration for Community Living.

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413 263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Every Wednesday

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.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday September 10, 2019
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Meets on the second Tuesday of every month | Adults

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

This month's selection is On Kingdom Mountain by Howard Frank Mosher (2007) fiction.
 

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 ext 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience!  

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6828  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday September 11, 2019
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee and a game of chess....all while making new friends and seeing what the library has to offer you. Providers of neighborhood senior services will stop-by to keep you informed and entertained. Funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6846  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Every Wednesday

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.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday September 17, 2019
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience!  

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6828  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday September 18, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Every Wednesday

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.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday September 24, 2019
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience!  

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6828  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday September 25, 2019
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A Bookish Breakfast
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Third Wednesday of the month | Ages 18 and up

Put on your reading glasses and enjoy a friendly discussion about popular short stories, or just indulge socializing over breakfast with fellow book lovers. Bookish Breakfast meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Cafe Christo (513 Belmont Ave. Springfield).

This month's short story is "The Market Girl" by Thach Lam. A copy can be picked up at the Forest Park Branch Library.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Every Wednesday

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.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday October 1, 2019
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience!  

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6828  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday October 2, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Every Wednesday

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.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday October 8, 2019
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Meets on the second Tuesday of every month | Adults

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

This month's selection is Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann (2017) nonfiction.
 

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 ext 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience!  

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6828  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday October 9, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Every Wednesday

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.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Monday October 14, 2019
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Columbus Day: All Libraries Closed
All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of Columbus Day.
CONTACT:  Director's Office  413 263-6828 ext 290  
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Tuesday October 15, 2019
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience!  

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6828  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday October 16, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Every Wednesday

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.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday October 22, 2019
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience!  

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6828  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday October 23, 2019
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A Bookish Breakfast
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Third Wednesday of the month | Ages 18 and up

Put on your reading glasses and enjoy a friendly discussion about popular short stories, or just indulge socializing over breakfast with fellow book lovers. Bookish Breakfast meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Cafe Christo (513 Belmont Ave. Springfield).

This month's short story is the illustrated novella "Sea Prayer" by Khaled Hosseini.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Every Wednesday

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.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday October 29, 2019
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience!  

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6828  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday October 30, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Every Wednesday

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.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday November 5, 2019
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience!  

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6828  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday November 6, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Every Wednesday

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.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Monday November 11, 2019
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Veterans Day: All Libraries Closed
All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.
CONTACT:  Director's Office  413 263-6828 ext 290  
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Tuesday November 12, 2019
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Meets on the second Tuesday of every month | Adults

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

This month's selection is The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott (2017) fiction.
 

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 ext 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience!  

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6828  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday November 13, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Every Wednesday

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.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday November 19, 2019
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience!  

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6828  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday November 20, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Every Wednesday

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.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday November 26, 2019
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience!  

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6828  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday November 27, 2019
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Thanksgiving Eve: All Libraries Close at 5 PM
All Springfield City Library locations will be close at 5 PM in observance of Thanksgiving Eve.
CONTACT:  Director's Office  413 263-6828 ext 290  
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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A Bookish Breakfast
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Third Wednesday of the month | Ages 18 and up

Put on your reading glasses and enjoy a friendly discussion about popular short stories, or just indulge socializing over breakfast with fellow book lovers. Bookish Breakfast meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Cafe Christo (513 Belmont Ave. Springfield).

 

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Every Wednesday

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.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday December 3, 2019
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience!  

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6828  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday December 4, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Every Wednesday

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.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday December 10, 2019
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Meets on the second Tuesday of every month | Adults

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

This month's selection is Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India by Sujatha Gidla (2017) nonfiction.
 

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 ext 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience!  

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6828  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday December 11, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Every Wednesday

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.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday December 17, 2019
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts?  Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience!  

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6828  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday December 18, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Every Wednesday

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.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday December 24, 2019
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Christmas Eve: All Libraries Closed
All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of Christmas Eve.
CONTACT:  Director's Office  413 263-6828 ext 290  
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Wednesday December 25, 2019
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Christmas Day: All Libraries Closed
All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of Christmas Day.
CONTACT:  Director's Office  413 263-6828 ext 290  
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Tuesday December 31, 2019
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New Year's Eve: All Libraries Close at 5 PM
All Springfield City Library locations will close at 5 PM in observance of New Year's Eve.
CONTACT:  Director's Office  413 263-6828 ext 290  
LOCATION: All Library Locations

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