Monday January 25, 2021
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Curbside Pickup Available!

Curbside pickup of items is available with an appointment! Read all about it here: https://www.springfieldlibrary.org/library/curbside-pickup/ All book drops are open for returns. If you need to renew items, please call us or email us at ask@springfieldlibrary.org.

CONTACT:    413-263-6828 x213  ask@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Hit Us with Your Best Shot: a Photography Contest

We're having a photography contest!  Use your creativity to take pictures on the theme The Many Wonders of Springfield for a chance to win gift card prizes. For more information and to submit your photos, email us at photos@springfieldlibrary.org now through February 19, 2021. For adults 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  photos@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Tuesday January 26, 2021
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Curbside Pickup Available!

Curbside pickup of items is available with an appointment! Read all about it here: https://www.springfieldlibrary.org/library/curbside-pickup/ All book drops are open for returns. If you need to renew items, please call us or email us at ask@springfieldlibrary.org.

CONTACT:    413-263-6828 x213  ask@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Hit Us with Your Best Shot: a Photography Contest

We're having a photography contest!  Use your creativity to take pictures on the theme The Many Wonders of Springfield for a chance to win gift card prizes. For more information and to submit your photos, email us at photos@springfieldlibrary.org now through February 19, 2021. For adults 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  photos@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday January 27, 2021
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Curbside Pickup Available!

Curbside pickup of items is available with an appointment! Read all about it here: https://www.springfieldlibrary.org/library/curbside-pickup/ All book drops are open for returns. If you need to renew items, please call us or email us at ask@springfieldlibrary.org.

CONTACT:    413-263-6828 x213  ask@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Hit Us with Your Best Shot: a Photography Contest

We're having a photography contest!  Use your creativity to take pictures on the theme The Many Wonders of Springfield for a chance to win gift card prizes. For more information and to submit your photos, email us at photos@springfieldlibrary.org now through February 19, 2021. For adults 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  photos@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Knot Just Knitters Live at Lunchtime - ONLINE
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Calling all crocheters and kniters! Drop-by during the lunch hour to do a few rows of needlework. Learn new techniques or helpful tricks of the trade. Visit old friends and make new ones. All skill levels welcome. 18+

No registration required. Please click here to join the Zoom session.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Thursday January 28, 2021
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Curbside Pickup Available!

Curbside pickup of items is available with an appointment! Read all about it here: https://www.springfieldlibrary.org/library/curbside-pickup/ All book drops are open for returns. If you need to renew items, please call us or email us at ask@springfieldlibrary.org.

CONTACT:    413-263-6828 x213  ask@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Hit Us with Your Best Shot: a Photography Contest

We're having a photography contest!  Use your creativity to take pictures on the theme The Many Wonders of Springfield for a chance to win gift card prizes. For more information and to submit your photos, email us at photos@springfieldlibrary.org now through February 19, 2021. For adults 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  photos@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Help for Job Seekers Part 3 - ONLINE
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This is a dynamic set of three, online workshops designed to help job seekers find success. Each part will review a variety of aspects affecting job seekers including resume writing, job advertisements and applications, local job seeker services providers, time-saving online resources and tools, and more. Sessions will include video, discussion, presentation, and questions and answers promising an engaging and practical learning environment for everyone.18+

A representative from Tech Foundry wil join this session to explain how their free training can be an excellent choice for local job seekers.

All are Thursday mornings from 11 a.m. to 12 noon, and are held on Zoom.  Sign-up early to save your seat, and speak with a librarian if you need help using Zoom.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413 263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Friday January 29, 2021
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Curbside Pickup Available!

Curbside pickup of items is available with an appointment! Read all about it here: https://www.springfieldlibrary.org/library/curbside-pickup/ All book drops are open for returns. If you need to renew items, please call us or email us at ask@springfieldlibrary.org.

CONTACT:    413-263-6828 x213  ask@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Hit Us with Your Best Shot: a Photography Contest

We're having a photography contest!  Use your creativity to take pictures on the theme The Many Wonders of Springfield for a chance to win gift card prizes. For more information and to submit your photos, email us at photos@springfieldlibrary.org now through February 19, 2021. For adults 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  photos@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Saturday January 30, 2021
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Curbside Pickup Available!

Curbside pickup of items is available with an appointment! Read all about it here: https://www.springfieldlibrary.org/library/curbside-pickup/ All book drops are open for returns. If you need to renew items, please call us or email us at ask@springfieldlibrary.org.

CONTACT:    413-263-6828 x213  ask@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Hit Us with Your Best Shot: a Photography Contest

We're having a photography contest!  Use your creativity to take pictures on the theme The Many Wonders of Springfield for a chance to win gift card prizes. For more information and to submit your photos, email us at photos@springfieldlibrary.org now through February 19, 2021. For adults 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  photos@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Sunday January 31, 2021
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Curbside Pickup Available!

Curbside pickup of items is available with an appointment! Read all about it here: https://www.springfieldlibrary.org/library/curbside-pickup/ All book drops are open for returns. If you need to renew items, please call us or email us at ask@springfieldlibrary.org.

CONTACT:    413-263-6828 x213  ask@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Monday February 1, 2021
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Hit Us with Your Best Shot: a Photography Contest

We're having a photography contest!  Use your creativity to take pictures on the theme The Many Wonders of Springfield for a chance to win gift card prizes. For more information and to submit your photos, email us at photos@springfieldlibrary.org now through February 19, 2021. For adults 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  photos@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Ukulele Strum-Along - ONLINE
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come and strum with other ukulele enthusiasts in a fun and relaxed atmosphere guided by the Valley’s Ambassador of the Ukulele, Julie Stepanek. Use your own uke, or borrow one from the Central Library. This Zoom event is scheduled for the first Monday of each month from 7-8:00 p.m. 16+

Click here to join the Strum-Along.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828 ex.293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Tuesday February 2, 2021
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Hit Us with Your Best Shot: a Photography Contest

We're having a photography contest!  Use your creativity to take pictures on the theme The Many Wonders of Springfield for a chance to win gift card prizes. For more information and to submit your photos, email us at photos@springfieldlibrary.org now through February 19, 2021. For adults 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  photos@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday February 3, 2021
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Hit Us with Your Best Shot: a Photography Contest

We're having a photography contest!  Use your creativity to take pictures on the theme The Many Wonders of Springfield for a chance to win gift card prizes. For more information and to submit your photos, email us at photos@springfieldlibrary.org now through February 19, 2021. For adults 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  photos@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Knot Just Knitters Live at Lunchtime - ONLINE
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Calling all crocheters and kniters! Drop-by during the lunch hour to do a few rows of needlework. Learn new techniques or helpful tricks of the trade. Visit old friends and make new ones. All skill levels welcome. 18+

No registration required. Please click here to join the Zoom session.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Books & Brew Discussion Group -- ONLINE
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join a lively Zoom discussion with other book lovers, and bring your favorite brew too. To get the Zoom link, please contact librarian Ann Harper at aharper@springfieldlibrary.org. Books & Brew meets on the first Wednesday of each month. Ages 18+.

Copies of the book will be available at the East Forest Park Branch Library, and most often are available via Hoopla with a Springfield City Library library card too. If Hoopla is new to you, check out this tutorial. The online discussion works best with an internet connected laptop or desktop computer, but you can use your smartphone too, or even call-in with a regular telephone.

This month's selection is The Whole Town's Talking, by Fannie Flagg (audiobook on C/W Mars).

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Thursday February 4, 2021
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Hit Us with Your Best Shot: a Photography Contest

We're having a photography contest!  Use your creativity to take pictures on the theme The Many Wonders of Springfield for a chance to win gift card prizes. For more information and to submit your photos, email us at photos@springfieldlibrary.org now through February 19, 2021. For adults 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  photos@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Friday February 5, 2021
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Hit Us with Your Best Shot: a Photography Contest

We're having a photography contest!  Use your creativity to take pictures on the theme The Many Wonders of Springfield for a chance to win gift card prizes. For more information and to submit your photos, email us at photos@springfieldlibrary.org now through February 19, 2021. For adults 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  photos@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Saturday February 6, 2021
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Hit Us with Your Best Shot: a Photography Contest

We're having a photography contest!  Use your creativity to take pictures on the theme The Many Wonders of Springfield for a chance to win gift card prizes. For more information and to submit your photos, email us at photos@springfieldlibrary.org now through February 19, 2021. For adults 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  photos@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Monday February 8, 2021
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Hit Us with Your Best Shot: a Photography Contest

We're having a photography contest!  Use your creativity to take pictures on the theme The Many Wonders of Springfield for a chance to win gift card prizes. For more information and to submit your photos, email us at photos@springfieldlibrary.org now through February 19, 2021. For adults 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  photos@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Tuesday February 9, 2021
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Hit Us with Your Best Shot: a Photography Contest

We're having a photography contest!  Use your creativity to take pictures on the theme The Many Wonders of Springfield for a chance to win gift card prizes. For more information and to submit your photos, email us at photos@springfieldlibrary.org now through February 19, 2021. For adults 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  photos@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group - ONLINE
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Explore great books, join a lively discussion, and meet others who enjoy reading too. New members are always welcome! Meets at noon on the second Tuesday of every month. Library copies of the book are available for curbside pickup. | 18+

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

For further information or to receive an invitation to the monthly Zoom meeting, please contact Lisa Lipshires at llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org 

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 ext 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday February 10, 2021
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Hit Us with Your Best Shot: a Photography Contest

We're having a photography contest!  Use your creativity to take pictures on the theme The Many Wonders of Springfield for a chance to win gift card prizes. For more information and to submit your photos, email us at photos@springfieldlibrary.org now through February 19, 2021. For adults 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  photos@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Knot Just Knitters Live at Lunchtime - ONLINE
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Calling all crocheters and kniters! Drop-by during the lunch hour to do a few rows of needlework. Learn new techniques or helpful tricks of the trade. Visit old friends and make new ones. All skill levels welcome. 18+

No registration required. Please click here to join the Zoom session.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Thursday February 11, 2021
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Hit Us with Your Best Shot: a Photography Contest

We're having a photography contest!  Use your creativity to take pictures on the theme The Many Wonders of Springfield for a chance to win gift card prizes. For more information and to submit your photos, email us at photos@springfieldlibrary.org now through February 19, 2021. For adults 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  photos@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Friday February 12, 2021
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Hit Us with Your Best Shot: a Photography Contest

We're having a photography contest!  Use your creativity to take pictures on the theme The Many Wonders of Springfield for a chance to win gift card prizes. For more information and to submit your photos, email us at photos@springfieldlibrary.org now through February 19, 2021. For adults 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  photos@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Saturday February 13, 2021
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Hit Us with Your Best Shot: a Photography Contest

We're having a photography contest!  Use your creativity to take pictures on the theme The Many Wonders of Springfield for a chance to win gift card prizes. For more information and to submit your photos, email us at photos@springfieldlibrary.org now through February 19, 2021. For adults 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  photos@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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ONLINE - Write-Up Springfield!
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Western Mass. creative writers are invited to Write-Up Springfield's monthly meeting of networking, writing exercise, and collegial support. Members share writing samples for constructive comments in this lively, skills-building workshop. Newcomers welcomed. 18+

This is an online Zoom session. Contact librarian Matthew Jaquith at 413-263-6828, x221 or mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org for more information including the Zoom link. 

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

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Genealogy Help Online Drop-In
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Drop in for help with genealogy questions. We can show you how to access the library's and other genealogy resources, get started with your family history, or tackle a stumbling block on your existing project. No registration required; Zoom link: https://tinyurl.com/sclgenealogy.

If you can't make it to the online Zoom drop-in time, call to make a phone appointment with the same librarian! 413-263-6828 x395, ask for Gary, or email gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Gary Pysznik  413-263-6828 x395  gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Monday February 15, 2021
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Hit Us with Your Best Shot: a Photography Contest

We're having a photography contest!  Use your creativity to take pictures on the theme The Many Wonders of Springfield for a chance to win gift card prizes. For more information and to submit your photos, email us at photos@springfieldlibrary.org now through February 19, 2021. For adults 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  photos@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Tuesday February 16, 2021
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Hit Us with Your Best Shot: a Photography Contest

We're having a photography contest!  Use your creativity to take pictures on the theme The Many Wonders of Springfield for a chance to win gift card prizes. For more information and to submit your photos, email us at photos@springfieldlibrary.org now through February 19, 2021. For adults 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  photos@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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What's Cooking Cookbook Club - ONLINE
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join the Cookbook Club’s discussion to improve your cooking skills, share great recipes, hear about the latest new cookbooks, and more.

The group meets online with both email and in Zoom. If you wold like to be a part of the discussion, please contact librarian Gary Pysznik at gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org for information on how to join.

CONTACT:  Gary Pysznik  413-263-6828 x395  gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday February 17, 2021
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Hit Us with Your Best Shot: a Photography Contest

We're having a photography contest!  Use your creativity to take pictures on the theme The Many Wonders of Springfield for a chance to win gift card prizes. For more information and to submit your photos, email us at photos@springfieldlibrary.org now through February 19, 2021. For adults 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  photos@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Knot Just Knitters Live at Lunchtime - ONLINE
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Calling all crocheters and kniters! Drop-by during the lunch hour to do a few rows of needlework. Learn new techniques or helpful tricks of the trade. Visit old friends and make new ones. All skill levels welcome. 18+

No registration required. Please click here to join the Zoom session.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Thursday February 18, 2021
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Hit Us with Your Best Shot: a Photography Contest

We're having a photography contest!  Use your creativity to take pictures on the theme The Many Wonders of Springfield for a chance to win gift card prizes. For more information and to submit your photos, email us at photos@springfieldlibrary.org now through February 19, 2021. For adults 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  photos@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Friday February 19, 2021
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Hit Us with Your Best Shot: a Photography Contest

We're having a photography contest!  Use your creativity to take pictures on the theme The Many Wonders of Springfield for a chance to win gift card prizes. For more information and to submit your photos, email us at photos@springfieldlibrary.org now through February 19, 2021. For adults 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  photos@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday February 24, 2021
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Knot Just Knitters Live at Lunchtime - ONLINE
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Calling all crocheters and kniters! Drop-by during the lunch hour to do a few rows of needlework. Learn new techniques or helpful tricks of the trade. Visit old friends and make new ones. All skill levels welcome. 18+

No registration required. Please click here to join the Zoom session.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Cooking with Chelsea: a Cooking Demonstration -- ONLINE
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join reference librarian, Chelsea Bell, for a live cooking class on Facebook Live. Shopping list will be sent to registrants five days ahead of the class so that participants can cook along. Prepare dinner for yourself and loved ones with this hands on class. 18+

There is no registration limit, but please sign-up early to receive the ingredient list and log-in information.

CONTACT:  Chelsea Bell  413-263-6828  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.
Saturday February 27, 2021
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Romance Book Club - ONLINE
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for the new Romance Book Club! We'll alternate months reading your own choice and reading the group's choice. Our Romance collection librarian will tell you all about exciting additions to the collection, and we'll get your input on what you'd like to see more of. One Saturday a month, 3-4 pm, online via Zoom. Register if you'd like to be added to our email list, but no registration is required - just join us at the Zoom link, to be added soon. For adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry    emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.
Monday March 1, 2021
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Ukulele Strum-Along - ONLINE
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come and strum with other ukulele enthusiasts in a fun and relaxed atmosphere guided by the Valley’s Ambassador of the Ukulele, Julie Stepanek. Use your own uke, or borrow one from the Central Library. This Zoom event is scheduled for the first Monday of each month from 7-8:00 p.m. 16+

Click here to join the Strum-Along.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828 ex.293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday March 3, 2021
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Knot Just Knitters Live at Lunchtime - ONLINE
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Calling all crocheters and kniters! Drop-by during the lunch hour to do a few rows of needlework. Learn new techniques or helpful tricks of the trade. Visit old friends and make new ones. All skill levels welcome. 18+

No registration required. Please click here to join the Zoom session.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Books & Brew Discussion Group -- ONLINE
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join a lively Zoom discussion with other book lovers, and bring your favorite brew too. To get the Zoom link, please contact librarian Ann Harper at aharper@springfieldlibrary.org. Books & Brew meets on the first Wednesday of each month. Ages 18+.

Copies of the book will be available at the East Forest Park Branch Library, and most often are available via Hoopla with a Springfield City Library library card too. If Hoopla is new to you, check out this tutorial. The online discussion works best with an internet connected laptop or desktop computer, but you can use your smartphone too, or even call-in with a regular telephone.

This month's selection is Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson (audiobook on Hoopla).

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Thursday March 4, 2021
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SCORE Small Business Workshops - ONLINE
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Are you interested in starting a small business? Join us for this workshop series presented by Western Massachusetts SCORE, a local organization that provides free support for small business entrepreneurs. In these workshops, you will receive expert advice that will help you start your own small business. Each week, there will be a workshop on a different small business topic. For Adults 18+. The workshops are:
- March 4: Action steps in Validating Your Idea & Starting Your Business
- March 11: Making a Business Plan
- March 18: Basic E-Commerce 

Register below for all 3 workshops.

CONTACT:  Sara Deignan  413-263-6853  sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 20 spaces available.
Tuesday March 9, 2021
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group - ONLINE
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Explore great books, join a lively discussion, and meet others who enjoy reading too. New members are always welcome! Meets at noon on the second Tuesday of every month. Library copies of the book are available for curbside pickup. | 18+

This month's selection is Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson (2014) nonfiction. 

For further information or to receive an invitation to the monthly Zoom meeting, please contact Lisa Lipshires at llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org 

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 ext 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday March 10, 2021
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Knot Just Knitters Live at Lunchtime - ONLINE
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Calling all crocheters and kniters! Drop-by during the lunch hour to do a few rows of needlework. Learn new techniques or helpful tricks of the trade. Visit old friends and make new ones. All skill levels welcome. 18+

No registration required. Please click here to join the Zoom session.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Thursday March 11, 2021
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SCORE Small Business Workshops - ONLINE
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Are you interested in starting a small business? Join us for this workshop series presented by Western Massachusetts SCORE, a local organization that provides free support for small business entrepreneurs. In these workshops, you will receive expert advice that will help you start your own small business. Each week, there will be a workshop on a different small business topic. For Adults 18+. The workshops are:
- March 4: Action steps in Validating Your Idea & Starting Your Business
- March 11: Making a Business Plan
- March 18: Basic E-Commerce 

Register below for all 3 workshops.

CONTACT:  Sara Deignan  413-263-6853  sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 20 spaces available.
Saturday March 13, 2021
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Write-Up Springfield! -- ONLINE
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Western Mass. creative writers are invited to Write-Up Springfield's monthly meeting of networking, writing exercise, and collegial support. Members share writing samples for constructive comments in this lively, skills-building workshop. Newcomers welcomed. 18+

This is an online Zoom session. Contact librarian Matthew Jaquith at 413-263-6828, x221 or mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org for more information including the Zoom link. 

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

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Genealogy Help Online Drop-In
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Drop in for help with genealogy questions. We can show you how to access the library's and other genealogy resources, get started with your family history, or tackle a stumbling block on your existing project. No registration required; Zoom link: https://tinyurl.com/sclgenealogy.

If you can't make it to the online Zoom drop-in time, call to make a phone appointment with the same librarian! 413-263-6828 x395, ask for Gary, or email gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Gary Pysznik  413-263-6828 x395  gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Tuesday March 16, 2021
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What's Cooking Cookbook Club - ONLINE
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join the Cookbook Club’s discussion to improve your cooking skills, share great recipes, hear about the latest new cookbooks, and more.

The group meets online with both email and in Zoom. If you wold like to be a part of the discussion, please contact librarian Gary Pysznik at gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org for information on how to join.

CONTACT:  Gary Pysznik  413-263-6828 x395  gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday March 17, 2021
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Knot Just Knitters Live at Lunchtime - ONLINE
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Calling all crocheters and kniters! Drop-by during the lunch hour to do a few rows of needlework. Learn new techniques or helpful tricks of the trade. Visit old friends and make new ones. All skill levels welcome. 18+

No registration required. Please click here to join the Zoom session.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Thursday March 18, 2021
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SCORE Small Business Workshops - ONLINE
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Are you interested in starting a small business? Join us for this workshop series presented by Western Massachusetts SCORE, a local organization that provides free support for small business entrepreneurs. In these workshops, you will receive expert advice that will help you start your own small business. Each week, there will be a workshop on a different small business topic. For Adults 18+. The workshops are:
- March 4: Action steps in Validating Your Idea & Starting Your Business
- March 11: Making a Business Plan
- March 18: Basic E-Commerce 

Register below for all 3 workshops.

CONTACT:  Sara Deignan  413-263-6853  sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 20 spaces available.
Wednesday March 24, 2021
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Resumes and Cover Letters with Google Templates - ONLINE
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In this online class, job seekers will be introduced to the free resume and cover letter templates offered by Google. Librarians Lisa and Sara will talk about the features of a free Google account, demonstrate how to find resume and cover letter templates in your Google account, and demonstrate how to use and customize these templates. This class will be held on Zoom. To sign up, click the registration button below, or contact Lisa Lipshires. Ages 18 plus.

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 x.395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 8:00 AM     
 
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Knot Just Knitters Live at Lunchtime - ONLINE
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Calling all crocheters and kniters! Drop-by during the lunch hour to do a few rows of needlework. Learn new techniques or helpful tricks of the trade. Visit old friends and make new ones. All skill levels welcome. 18+

No registration required. Please click here to join the Zoom session.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday March 31, 2021
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Knot Just Knitters Live at Lunchtime - ONLINE
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Calling all crocheters and kniters! Drop-by during the lunch hour to do a few rows of needlework. Learn new techniques or helpful tricks of the trade. Visit old friends and make new ones. All skill levels welcome. 18+

No registration required. Please click here to join the Zoom session.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Monday April 5, 2021
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Ukulele Strum-Along ONLINE
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come and strum with other ukulele enthusiasts in a fun and relaxed atmosphere guided by the Valley’s Ambassador of the Ukulele, Julie Stepanek. Use your own uke, or borrow one from the Central Library. This Zoom event is scheduled for the first Monday of each month from 7-8:00 p.m. 16+

Click here to join the Strum-Along.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828 ex.293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday April 7, 2021
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Knot Just Knitters Live at Lunchtime - ONLINE
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Calling all crocheters and kniters! Drop-by during the lunch hour to do a few rows of needlework. Learn new techniques or helpful tricks of the trade. Visit old friends and make new ones. All skill levels welcome. 18+

No registration required. Please click here to join the Zoom session.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Saturday April 10, 2021
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Write-Up Springfield! -- ONLINE
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Western Mass. creative writers are invited to Write-Up Springfield's monthly meeting of networking, writing exercise, and collegial support. Members share writing samples for constructive comments in this lively, skills-building workshop. Newcomers welcomed. 18+

This is an online Zoom session. Contact librarian Matthew Jaquith at 413-263-6828, x221 or mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org for more information including the Zoom link. 

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

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Tuesday April 13, 2021
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group - ONLINE
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Explore great books, join a lively discussion, and meet others who enjoy reading too. New members are always welcome! Meets at noon on the second Tuesday of every month. Library copies of the book are available for curbside pickup. | 18+

This month's selection is The Golden Age by Joan London (2014) fiction. 

For further information or to receive an invitation to the monthly Zoom meeting, please contact Lisa Lipshires at llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org 

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 ext 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday April 14, 2021
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Knot Just Knitters Live at Lunchtime - ONLINE
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Calling all crocheters and kniters! Drop-by during the lunch hour to do a few rows of needlework. Learn new techniques or helpful tricks of the trade. Visit old friends and make new ones. All skill levels welcome. 18+

No registration required. Please click here to join the Zoom session.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Tuesday April 20, 2021
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What's Cooking Cookbook Club - ONLINE
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join the Cookbook Club’s discussion to improve your cooking skills, share great recipes, hear about the latest new cookbooks, and more.

The group meets online with both email and in Zoom. If you wold like to be a part of the discussion, please contact librarian Gary Pysznik at gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org for information on how to join.

CONTACT:  Gary Pysznik  413-263-6828 x395  gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday April 21, 2021
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Knot Just Knitters Live at Lunchtime - ONLINE
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Calling all crocheters and kniters! Drop-by during the lunch hour to do a few rows of needlework. Learn new techniques or helpful tricks of the trade. Visit old friends and make new ones. All skill levels welcome. 18+

No registration required. Please click here to join the Zoom session.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday April 28, 2021
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Knot Just Knitters Live at Lunchtime - ONLINE
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Calling all crocheters and kniters! Drop-by during the lunch hour to do a few rows of needlework. Learn new techniques or helpful tricks of the trade. Visit old friends and make new ones. All skill levels welcome. 18+

No registration required. Please click here to join the Zoom session.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Monday May 3, 2021
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Ukulele Strum-Along ONLINE
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come and strum with other ukulele enthusiasts in a fun and relaxed atmosphere guided by the Valley’s Ambassador of the Ukulele, Julie Stepanek. Use your own uke, or borrow one from the Central Library. This Zoom event is scheduled for the first Monday of each month from 7-8:00 p.m. 16+

Click here to join the Strum-Along.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828 ex.293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Tuesday May 11, 2021
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group - ONLINE
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Explore great books, join a lively discussion, and meet others who enjoy reading too. New members are always welcome! Meets at noon on the second Tuesday of every month. Library copies of the book are available for curbside pickup. | 18+

This month's selection is Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice that Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by Jennifer Eberhardt (2019) nonfiction. 

For further information or to receive an invitation to the monthly Zoom meeting, please contact Lisa Lipshires at llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org 

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 ext 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Tuesday June 8, 2021
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group - ONLINE
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Explore great books, join a lively discussion, and meet others who enjoy reading too. New members are always welcome! Meets at noon on the second Tuesday of every month. Library copies of the book are available for curbside pickup. | 18+

This month's selection is Chances Are... by Richard Russo (2019) fiction. 

For further information or to receive an invitation to the monthly Zoom meeting, please contact Lisa Lipshires at llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org 

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 ext 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Tuesday July 13, 2021
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group - ONLINE
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Explore great books, join a lively discussion, and meet others who enjoy reading too. New members are always welcome! Meets at noon on the second Tuesday of every month. Library copies of the book are available for curbside pickup. | 18+

This month's selection is The Salt Path by Raynor Winn (2018) nonfiction. 

For further information or to receive an invitation to the monthly Zoom meeting, please contact Lisa Lipshires at llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org 

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 ext 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Tuesday August 10, 2021
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group - ONLINE
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Explore great books, join a lively discussion, and meet others who enjoy reading too. New members are always welcome! Meets at noon on the second Tuesday of every month. Library copies of the book are available for curbside pickup. | 18+

This month's selection is The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri (2019) fiction. 

For further information or to receive an invitation to the monthly Zoom meeting, please contact Lisa Lipshires at llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org 

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 ext 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Tuesday September 14, 2021
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group - ONLINE
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Explore great books, join a lively discussion, and meet others who enjoy reading too. New members are always welcome! Meets at noon on the second Tuesday of every month. Library copies of the book are available for curbside pickup. | 18+

This month's selection is The Library Book by Susan Orlean (2018) nonfiction. 

For further information or to receive an invitation to the monthly Zoom meeting, please contact Lisa Lipshires at llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org 

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 ext 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Tuesday October 12, 2021
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group - ONLINE
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Explore great books, join a lively discussion, and meet others who enjoy reading too. New members are always welcome! Meets at noon on the second Tuesday of every month. Library copies of the book are available for curbside pickup. | 18+

This month's selection is Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague by Geraldine Brooks (2001) fiction. 

For further information or to receive an invitation to the monthly Zoom meeting, please contact Lisa Lipshires at llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org 

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 ext 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Tuesday November 9, 2021
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group - ONLINE
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Explore great books, join a lively discussion, and meet others who enjoy reading too. New members are always welcome! Meets at noon on the second Tuesday of every month. Library copies of the book are available for curbside pickup. | 18+

This month's selection is Half Broke: A Memoir by Ginger Gaffney (2020) nonfiction. 

For further information or to receive an invitation to the monthly Zoom meeting, please contact Lisa Lipshires at llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org 

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 ext 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Tuesday December 14, 2021
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group - ONLINE
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Explore great books, join a lively discussion, and meet others who enjoy reading too. New members are always welcome! Meets at noon on the second Tuesday of every month. Library copies of the book are available for curbside pickup. | 18+

This month's selection is On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong (2019) fiction. 

For further information or to receive an invitation to the monthly Zoom meeting, please contact Lisa Lipshires at llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org 

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 ext 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online

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