Monday September 2, 2019 - Thursday October 31, 2019
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Art Central Presents A Mayan Tapestry

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month is A Mayan Tapestry, paintings created by contemporary Guatemalan artists. Brought to Springfield by the Guatemala Art & Culture Connection, A Mayan Tapestry reflects the people and traditions of Mayan life, one of the America's greatest ancient cultures. With its diversity, boldness, and magic-like wonderment, A Mayan Tapestry catches the eye with powerful creativity and unusual beauty. 

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
Tuesday October 1, 2019 - Thursday October 31, 2019
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Brightwood Gallery: Photography from Cuba

All Ages | During Open Hours

See contemporary Cuba through the eyes of photographer Diane Savioli-Chase. Recent trips to the island nation gave her a bevy of beautiful photographs depicting the lives, culture, and traditions of modern day Cuba. Full color photographs of farmers, musicians, school children, urban scenes, and the famous Santiago de Cuba harbor offer a view of the Caribbean’s largest country all in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. 

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
Tuesday October 15, 2019
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Stop by for a visit, and come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee - or make a new friend. We'll also have scheduled weekly events to keep you entertained and informed.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the Massachusetts Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. 60+

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Now You're Cooking!
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday October 16, 2019
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A Bookish Breakfast
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Meet once a month at Cafe Christo (513 Belmont Ave. Springfield) to discuss the month's short story. Enjoy an in-depth literary discussion, or just indulge in socializing with fellow book lovers. A round of coffee, tea, or juice is on the house, though members can order a breakfast if they choose. Time to put on your reading glasses! 3rd Wednesday of each month. 18+ 

This month's selection is the short autobiography (137 pgs.) of Herman Wouk: Sailor and Fiddler - Reflections of a 100-Year-Old Author.

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

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

CONTACT:  Gary Pysznik  413-263-6828 x395  gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Thursday October 17, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters - Central Library
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  (413) 263-6828 x 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Rotunda
 
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RAD Springfield Bike Clinic
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Join us as RAD Springfield returns for another Bike Repair Clinic at Forest Park Library. The bicycle experts from RAD Springfield will be hosting a weekly event through the month of May that teaches teens how to maintain and repair their bikes. This class is perfect for any skill level and will provide professional guidance in all things bike related! For ages 10-18.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  4132636843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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A Quirky and Contemporary Book Club
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Let's get weird in this unusual book club of quirky and odd tales. This one is for those who are looking for something outside of the bestsellers list, and are unafraid of trying new books! Join if you dare! Second Thursday of each month, 18+.

NEW DATE OCTOBER 17th - October 10th book selection: The Last Policeman, by Ben H. Winters
November 14th book selection: Ten Dead Comedians, by Fred Van Lente
December 12th book selection: Borne, by Jeff VanderMeer

CONTACT:  Alex Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
Friday October 18, 2019
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Come For Coffee
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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. 18+

LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Knot Just Knitters - East Springfield
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. Meets every Friday | 18+

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

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

CONTACT:  Linda Grodofsky  413 263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
 
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Knot Just Knitters - Mason Square
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  4132636828 ext. 293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Saturday October 19, 2019
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Introduction to Microsoft Publisher
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ages 18 and up

Create simple yet attractive flyers and brochures with Microsoft Publisher, a convenient desktop publishing software package. We'll look at making multipage handouts and multifold brochures using Publisher's powerful templates and explore basic aspects of working with images, shapes, layout, and more. Skill with a keyboard 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 - Forest Park
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Saturdays. 13+
CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch Library  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Pastel Paint with Greg Maichack
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Artist and instructor Greg Maichack returns with his popular pastel painting workshop. Using his easy-to-follow method of how to use pastels, participants will recreate Claude Monet's sailboats with striking likeness. Good for even the beginner, this guided workshop will give adult learners a realistic, take-home painting as well as an enjoyable learning experience. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Springfield Cultural Council, a state agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday October 22, 2019
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Stop by for a visit, and come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee - or make a new friend. We'll also have scheduled weekly events to keep you entertained and informed.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the Massachusetts Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. 60+

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Census Hiring Event
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Help the Community. Make History Count. Hampden County Census Recruiter will be onsite to assist perspective applicants in completing the online application process. Full-time, part time, and temporary hours are available. Positions are Office Clerk, Supervisors, Field and IT work available. Applicants must be 18 yrs. Old to apply. Pay 18.00-25.00/ hr., weekly. Mileage $0.58. mile/ hr. All encouraged to apply.

CONTACT:  Wileen   413-686-5655  wileen.jamison@2020census.gov
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Introduction to Sewing
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Learn the basics of hand sewing and design through the creation of a small handbag or tote bag. A variety of fabrics and embellishments will be provided to create your customized project. A review and discussion of the evolution of sewing is included. For this beginner sewing program no prior sewing experience is expected or required. This is a recurring monthly program to be held on the fourth Tuesday of September, October, and November.  The program is for adults age 18+

 

CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch Library  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
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Noche Latina
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with empanadas, a tasty pastry stuffed with meats and delectable seasonings. Bring your own recipe to share, or come and judge the others in this contest and tasting sampler. There will be prizes for the best three empanadas as voted by those who attend Noche Latina. Contact the librarians to submit your entries at 413-263-6805. Sweet Hispanic desserts will be available to complete the spread, compliments of the Friends of the Library. All ages.

CONTACT:  Haydee Hodis  413 263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Author Talk: Well-Come to Retirement
6:15 PM - 7:45 PM

According to AARP, 10,000 people turn 65 every day reaching the traditional retirement age. Clinical psychologist and author Dr. Patricia Peters Martin comes to Springfield to talk about her new book Well-Come to Retirement: Thriving in Your Third Act.  The book offers a holistic approach to retirement, and includes over forty, real-life stories from successful retirees.  Dr. Martin said during a Connecting Point interview that people wonder: “When do I retire?  ‘Why do I retire? What am I going to do with those 40 extra hours a week?”, and sets out to answer those questions in her popular, well-reviewed book.  Copies of the Well-Come to Retirement will be available for sale and signing, with refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Springfield Library. 18+

 

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday October 23, 2019
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BYOB Book Discussion Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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!

Meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month | 18+

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

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Thursday October 24, 2019
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Afterthoughts @ Raymond A. 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). Age 55+ The October 24 selection is Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. 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 - Central Library
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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RAD Springfield Bike Clinic
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Join us as RAD Springfield returns for another Bike Repair Clinic at Forest Park Library. The bicycle experts from RAD Springfield will be hosting a weekly event through the month of May that teaches teens how to maintain and repair their bikes. This class is perfect for any skill level and will provide professional guidance in all things bike related! For ages 10-18.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  4132636843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Friday October 25, 2019
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Come For Coffee
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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. 18+

LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Knot Just Knitters - East Springfield
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. Meets every Friday | 18+

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

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

CONTACT:  Linda Grodofsky  413 263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
 
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Knot Just Knitters - Mason Square
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  4132636828 ext. 293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Saturday October 26, 2019
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Introduction to Microsoft Excel
10:00 AM - 12:00 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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The Magic and Mystery of Crop Circles
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Crop circles fascinate with their intricate designs and lore. Local naturalist John Root discusses their dramatic effects on plants, animals, and humans alike, and considers their possible meaning and origin too.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Springfield Cultural Council, a state agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. 15+

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
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Knot Just Knitters - Forest Park
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Saturdays. 13+
CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch Library  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Sunday October 27, 2019
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Rotunda Rhythms Presents a Classic Cabaret
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

A Classic Cabaret returns with an upbeat and inspiring collection of songs and singers. Showcasing hit solo songs and quartets from the musical theater, this group promises fun and excitement  good for the entire family. Performers include Sonja Funk (soprano), Carol Wrobleski (mezzo-soprano), Matthew Vasquez Jaquith (tenor), and Ramsey Kurdi (bass) with Michael Rheault on piano.  Funding provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. All ages.

CONTACT:  Matthew Jaquith  413-263-6828 ext 221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Rotunda
Monday October 28, 2019
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Craft Your Cares Away
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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. This group meets on the last Monday of each month unless noted otherwise. 18+

CONTACT:  Tricia LaBroad  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Tuesday October 29, 2019
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Stop by for a visit, and come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee - or make a new friend. We'll also have scheduled weekly events to keep you entertained and informed.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the Massachusetts Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. 60+

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Wednesday October 30, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Fall Fest at the East Springfield Branch Library
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM

It's that wonderful time of the year when the East Springfield Branch Library celebrates the fall with its annual Fall Fest! Enjoy a fun filled day with food and entertainment as there will be lots for all ages including the soothing music of Jon Hollywood from 1-4:00 p.m., a special visit by Mango the Springfield Police Dog from 4-5:00 p.m., a Baking Contest beginning at 6:00 p.m., and a crafty Halloween art project facilitated by Amber Ladley of Happily Upcycled starting 6:00 p.m. Contact branch staff to register for the baking contest, or to reserve a seat at Amber's crafting workshop. Refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library, and others. All ages.

CONTACT:  Shadd Jamison  413-263-6840  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Thursday October 31, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters - Central Library
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Fall Harvest Fest!
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Looking for something fun to do to celebrate the beautiful fall season? Come join us for family friendly fall fun that everyone will enjoy! We will share delicious snacks, apple cider, and candy. Participate in a harvest themed family storytime, a fall inspired craft, and a scavenger hunt. Enjoy some fun for the whole family! In the community room, 4:00 - 6:30PM | All ages.

CONTACT:  Mayra Quinones  413-263-6805  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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RAD Springfield Bike Clinic
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Join us as RAD Springfield returns for another Bike Repair Clinic at Forest Park Library. The bicycle experts from RAD Springfield will be hosting a weekly event through the month of May that teaches teens how to maintain and repair their bikes. This class is perfect for any skill level and will provide professional guidance in all things bike related! For ages 10-18.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  4132636843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Friday November 1, 2019 - Saturday November 30, 2019
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Leaves of Kindness

During Kindness Month, fill our library with "leaves of gratitude and thanks" for the special people in your life.  For all ages. During all open hours. One special leaf will win a drawing for a $15 gift card to the store of the winner's choice.

At the following locations: East Springfield, Indian Orchard, Library Express at Pine Point

LOCATION: All Library Locations
Friday November 1, 2019
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Come For Coffee
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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. 18+

LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Knot Just Knitters - East Springfield
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. Meets every Friday | 18+

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

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

CONTACT:  Linda Grodofsky  413 263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
 
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Knot Just Knitters - Mason Square
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  4132636828 ext. 293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Saturday November 2, 2019 - Sunday December 29, 2019
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Art Central Presents Color and Light

Artists of Springfield MA presents "Color and Light", a show of original works by four artists living, working, or contributing to the arts community in Springfield.  Participating artists include illustrator Mary Blaxland, painters Ellen Pollock and José Gamaliel Crespo Rosado, and photographer Wanda Dávila. Included in the display will be the original artwork used to produce Springfield artist notecards, a continuous project that serves to raise the visibility of Springfield artists and promote Springfield’s artist community to the rest of the region. For more information about the notecard series, find Artists of Springfield MA on Facebook and Instagram, or email artistsofspringfieldMA@gmail.com.

Meet the artists at the free public reception on Sunday, November 3rd from 2-4 p.m.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Springfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. All ages.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
Saturday November 2, 2019
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Tai Chi for Everyone
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

NOTE: This program runs before the building opens - please knock loudly for entry.

CONTACT:  Shadd Jamison  413-263-6840  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Knot Just Knitters - Forest Park
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Saturdays. 13+
CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch Library  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Lunch Bunch
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Come and enjoy a fun interactive story, an engaging activity and a free light lunch. Sponsored by Faith United Church.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  4132636843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Write-Up Springfield!
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

For ages 18 and up

CONTACT:  Tara Dasso  413-244-8982  tdasso@gmail.com
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Sunday November 3, 2019
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A Double Dose of Art
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Celebrate the art and artists of two newly commissioned art projects in this free public reception. The Springfield Cultural District will reveal the winners of Uplifting, their exciting elevator art project, and Art Central will unveil Color and Light, a new collection of art works created by Artists of Springfield MA.  Representatives from both groups will offer brief presentations of their inspired work, and the featured artists will be on hand to meet the public. Free refreshments are available to all who stay for the unveiling. 

The artists of Color and Light are Mary Blaxland, Ellen Pollock, Jose Gamaliel Crespo Rosado, and Wanda Davila; and the winning artists for Uplifting are Joy Smith, Mariela Chavez, and Ryan Murray. 

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
Monday November 4, 2019
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Card Game Bonanza
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Magic, Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, Go Fish, and so much more! Come play and share your favorite card games, and have a blast! This event is for all ages.

CONTACT:  David Meeks  413-263-6846  dmeeks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Tuesday November 5, 2019
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Stop by for a visit, and come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee - or make a new friend. We'll also have scheduled weekly events to keep you entertained and informed.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the Massachusetts Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. 60+

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Chair Yoga for Seniors
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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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U.S. History Book and Media Discussion Group
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

If you love discussing important issues concerning American history, we have good news for you. A United States history discussion group that focuses on American history books and documentaries meets monthly at the Sixteen Acres Branch Library.  Members will be encouraged to share with the group any conversation-provoking history book that they are reading.  We will also view critically acclaimed documentaries on a number of history topics. The books and documentaries are guaranteed to spark lively discussions.  We will also have guest speakers at some meetings. Refreshments available compliments of the Friends of the Library. Meets on the first Tuesday of every month - Ages 18+.

CONTACT:  Sixteen Acres  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Author Talk on Keep Moving: Take Steps to Relieve Pain & Improve Your Life
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM

Maggie Downie, author of  the new book Keep Moving: Take Steps to Relieve Pain & Improve Your Life, speaks about what you can do to reduce and manage pain without drugs or surgery. A certified pilates instructor and owner of the fitness studio Personal Euphoria, Ms. Downie has years of expertise that are balanced with a playful yet passionate belief in your ability to find natural pain relief. Copies of her book will be available for sale and signing, and light refreshments come compliments of the Friends of the Library. Teens and adults.

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Gladius and the Spanish Guitar
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with an hour of lively and seductive Spanish guitar music. Inspired by Spanish guitar maestros and classical composers alike, Gladius' music is a thrilling combination of Baroque, Hispanic, and metal styles. We enthusiastically welcome Gladius back after his exciting performance of 2018. Funding provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. All ages.

CONTACT:  Haydee Hodis  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
Wednesday November 6, 2019
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BYOB Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Meets on the first Wednesday of each month | 18+

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 - Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

Cure your mid-week blues with a lively book discussion and a brew (or glass of wine) at Nathan Bill's Bar and Restaurant. Copies of the discussion book will be available at the East Forest Park Branch Library prior to the meeting. No sign up needed, but please contact the Branch with any questions. Ages 21+.

The book for our Wednesday, November 6 discussion is Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline.

CONTACT:  Kat Good-Schiff  413-263-2836  kgood-schiff@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Thursday November 7, 2019
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Computers for Today, Part 1
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Computers are changing and so are our uses of them. Take this 3-part, introductory series to strengthen your computer skills and gain confidence with using the Internet, organizing your files, editing documents, and more. Thursday afternoons, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Read/Write/Now's Computer Lab.

  • November 7, part 1, reviews standard Windows features, introduces the web, and editing documents
  • November 14, part 2, continues with the web, introduces file management, and more
  • November 21, part 3, continutes with file management, explores search engines, and introduces the Invisible Web

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

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Knot Just Knitters - Central Library
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Friday November 8, 2019
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Come For Coffee
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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. 18+

LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Knot Just Knitters - East Springfield
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. Meets every Friday | 18+

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

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

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  4132636828 ext. 293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Saturday November 9, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters - Forest Park
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Saturdays. 13+
CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch Library  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Tuesday November 12, 2019
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Stop by for a visit, and come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee - or make a new friend. We'll also have scheduled weekly events to keep you entertained and informed.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the Massachusetts Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. 60+

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Chair Yoga
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Chair yoga is a unique form or exercise as it adapts yoga positions while incorporating the use of a chair. The chair replaces the yoga mat and becomes an extension of the body while being used to help with both balance and support. The student is able to warm-up the body safely, and perform yoga poses with support and stability. Chair yoga is suitable for all fitness levels and physical conditions. Led by Nicole Ferraro, a certified yoga instructor.

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

CONTACT:  Shadd Jamison  413-263-6840  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Laugh for the Health of It!
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

We all need a good laugh! Laughter lowers stress, increases energy and builds postitive social connections. Facilitator Trevor Smith will introduce health and wellness activities meant in creating strategies in keeping people happy, healthy, and productive. For seniors ages 60+ and their caregivers. Refreshments served.

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

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  4132636846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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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
Wednesday November 13, 2019
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BYOB Book Discussion Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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!

Meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month | 18+

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

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Sister Souljah Book Group
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Join fellow urban fiction book lovers for a lively discussion of the New York Times bestselling novels written by Sister Souljah.  Sister Souljah's novels deal with universal themes of faith, love and integrity.  She is quoted as stating "I'm a college graduate, and if I read something like Romeo and Juliet, I'm reading about a gang fight, I'm reading about young love, young sex, longing.  I'm reading the same themes that I'm writing in my books.  So if somebody comes along and says, 'Yours is street literature' - what was Shakespeare's?”.  Copies of the discussion book will be available for pickup at the Forest Park Branch Library prior to the discussion.  No sign up is required; however, please contact the branch if you have any questions.  November discussion book: Midnight and the Meaning of Love.  Adults | Monthly, 2nd Wednesdays 1:30 - 2:30 PM Forest Park Branch Library

Location: Forest Park Den

CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch Library  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
Thursday November 14, 2019
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Computers for Today, Part 2
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Computers are changing and so are our uses of them. Take this 3-part, introductory series to strengthen your computer skills and gain confidence with using the Internet, organizing your files, editing documents, and more. Thursday afternoons, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Read/Write/Now's Computer Lab.

  • November 7, part 1, reviews standard Windows features, introduces the web, and editing documents
  • November 14, part 2, continues with the web, introduces file management, and more
  • November 21, part 3, continutes with file management, explores search engines, and introduces the Invisible Web

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

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Knot Just Knitters - Central Library
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Craft Your Cares Away
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Craft Your Cares Away at the Forest Park Branch Library. 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 arts and crafts project, and for November we will make a no-sew fleece accent pillow. Supplies are provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets on the second Thursday of each month unless noted otherwise.  Class is limited to six attendees.  Registration is requested. 18+

CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch Library  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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A Quirky and Contemporary Book Club
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Let's get weird in this unusual book club of quirky and odd tales. This one is for those who are looking for something outside of the bestsellers list, and are unafraid of trying new books! Join if you dare! Second Thursday of each month, 18+.

November 14th book selection: Ten Dead Comedians, by Fred Van Lente
December 12th book selection: Borne, by Jeff VanderMeer

CONTACT:  Alex Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Author Talk: The Arts and Crafts Houses of Massachusetts
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Heli Meltsner's new book, The Arts and Crafts Houses of Massachusetts, focuses on the state’s Arts and Crafts architecture. Her talk identifies qualities of this difficult-to-describe movement, and includes discussion of examples found in the Forest Park neighborhood in Springfield.

Heli Meltsner, a historic preservation expert, has served on the Cambridge Historical Society Council and was the Society's Curator. She has also written the book The Poorhouses of Massachusetts: A Cultural and Architectural History

Copies of her new book will be available for purchase following the program.  Adults and Teens 13+.

CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch Library  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Friday November 15, 2019
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Come For Coffee
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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. 18+

LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Knot Just Knitters - East Springfield
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. Meets every Friday | 18+

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

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

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  4132636828 ext. 293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Saturday November 16, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters - Forest Park
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Saturdays. 13+
CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch Library  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Why Do Bears Matter?
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Why do bears matter? This all-ages program will tell you why! Stacey "The Bear Lady" Schmeidel, staff at Smith College and volunteer ranger at Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska,  will offer an enlightening talk about how hibernation works, what to do if you meet a bear in the woods, and how to keep them out of your trash cans! Bring the kids too...we'll have a bear-themed snack and Katmai Junior Ranger activity books for them! All ages.

CONTACT:  Marisa Reichert and Sara Deignan  413-263-6828 x395  MReichert@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday November 19, 2019
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Stop by for a visit, and come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee - or make a new friend. We'll also have scheduled weekly events to keep you entertained and informed.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the Massachusetts Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. 60+

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Now You're Cooking!
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday November 20, 2019
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A Bookish Breakfast
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Meet once a month at Cafe Christo (513 Belmont Ave. Springfield) to discuss the month's short story. Enjoy an in-depth literary discussion, or just indulge in socializing with fellow book lovers. A round of coffee, tea, or juice is on the house, though members can order a breakfast if they choose. Time to put on your reading glasses! 3rd Wednesday of each month. 18+  For November the book Florida, a collection of short stories by Lauren Groff, is the selection.  This is a collection of stories spanning centuries of time in mercurial Florida and examines the decisions and connections behind life-changing events in characters ranging from two abandoned sisters to a conflicted family woman.  Please read one (or more) of the short stories from this book for the discussion.

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

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

CONTACT:  Gary Pysznik  413-263-6828 x395  gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Thursday November 21, 2019
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Afterthoughts @ Raymond A. 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). Age 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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Computers for Today, Part 3
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Computers are changing and so are our uses of them. Take this 3-part, introductory series to strengthen your computer skills and gain confidence with using the Internet, organizing your files, editing documents, and more. Thursday afternoons, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Read/Write/Now's Computer Lab.

  • November 7, part 1, reviews standard Windows features, introduces the web, and editing documents
  • November 14, part 2, continues with the web, introduces file management, and more
  • November 21, part 3, continutes with file management, explores search engines, and introduces the Invisible Web

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

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Knot Just Knitters - Central Library
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  (413) 263-6828 x 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Rotunda
Friday November 22, 2019
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Come For Coffee
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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. 18+

LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Knot Just Knitters - East Springfield
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. Meets every Friday | 18+

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

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

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  4132636828 ext. 293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Saturday November 23, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters - Forest Park
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Saturdays. 13+
CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch Library  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Monday November 25, 2019
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Craft Your Cares Away
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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. This group meets on the last Monday of each month unless noted otherwise. 18+

CONTACT:  Tricia LaBroad  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Tuesday November 26, 2019
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Stop by for a visit, and come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee - or make a new friend. We'll also have scheduled weekly events to keep you entertained and informed.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the Massachusetts Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. 60+

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Introduction to Sewing
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Learn the basics of hand sewing and design through the creation of a small handbag or tote bag. A variety of fabrics and embellishments will be provided to create your customized project. A review and discussion of the evolution of sewing is included. For this beginner sewing program no prior sewing experience is expected or required. This is a recurring monthly program to be held on the fourth Tuesday of September, October, and November.  The program is for adults age 18+

 

CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch Library  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
The registration period has ended.
Wednesday November 27, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Friday November 29, 2019
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Come For Coffee
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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. 18+

LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Knot Just Knitters - East Springfield
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. Meets every Friday | 18+

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

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

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  4132636828 ext. 293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Saturday November 30, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters - Forest Park
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Saturdays. 13+
CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch Library  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Sunday December 1, 2019 - Tuesday December 31, 2019
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Mitten Tree

Donations of new mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves may be added to the mitten tree in any library location. Donated items will be distributed throughout Springfield in January. Thank you!

LOCATION: All Library Locations
Tuesday December 3, 2019
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Stop by for a visit, and come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee - or make a new friend. We'll also have scheduled weekly events to keep you entertained and informed.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the Massachusetts Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. 60+

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Chair Yoga for Seniors
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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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U.S. History Book and Media Discussion Group
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

If you love discussing important issues concerning American history, we have good news for you. A United States history discussion group that focuses on American history books and documentaries meets monthly at the Sixteen Acres Branch Library.  Members will be encouraged to share with the group any conversation-provoking history book that they are reading.  We will also view critically acclaimed documentaries on a number of history topics. The books and documentaries are guaranteed to spark lively discussions.  We will also have guest speakers at some meetings. Refreshments available compliments of the Friends of the Library. Meets on the first Tuesday of every month - Ages 18+.

CONTACT:  Sixteen Acres  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday December 4, 2019
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BYOB Book Discussion Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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!

Meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month | 18+

CONTACT:  Ann Keefe  413-263-6828 ext 294  akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
 
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BYOB Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Meets on the first Wednesday of each month | 18+

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 - Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

Cure your mid-week blues with a lively book discussion and a brew (or glass of wine) at Nathan Bill's Bar and Restaurant. Copies of the discussion book will be available at the East Forest Park Branch Library prior to the meeting. No sign up needed, but please contact the Branch with any questions. Ages 21+.

The book for our Wednesday, December 4 discussion is What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi.

CONTACT:  Kat Good-Schiff  413-263-2836  kgood-schiff@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Thursday December 5, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters - Central Library
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Friday December 6, 2019
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Come For Coffee
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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. 18+

LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Knot Just Knitters - East Springfield
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. Meets every Friday | 18+

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

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

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  4132636828 ext. 293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Saturday December 7, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters - Forest Park
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Saturdays. 13+
CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch Library  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Ugly Holiday Sweater Craft Day
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Get ready to make your very own UGLY holiday sweater! You provide the sweater, we'll provide the ugly. Ages 13 to adults, and children with parents.

CONTACT:  Shadd Jamison  4132636840  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Lunch Bunch
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Come and enjoy a fun interactive story, an engaging activity and a free light lunch. Sponsored by Faith United Church.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  4132636843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Tuesday December 10, 2019
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Stop by for a visit, and come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee - or make a new friend. We'll also have scheduled weekly events to keep you entertained and informed.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the Massachusetts Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. 60+

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Chair Yoga
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Chair yoga is a unique form or exercise as it adapts yoga positions while incorporating the use of a chair. The chair replaces the yoga mat and becomes an extension of the body while being used to help with both balance and support. The student is able to warm-up the body safely, and perform yoga poses with support and stability. Chair yoga is suitable for all fitness levels and physical conditions. Led by Nicole Ferraro, a certified yoga instructor.

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

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 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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Create an Origami Crane Mobile
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Make an Origami Crane Mobile. Create a beautiful, cascading mobile with colorful origami cranes and simple materials.  See how to fold origami cranes, and learn how to make and balance a mobile.  No prior experience is required.  This is a two part program.  Supplies  provided by the Friends of Springfield City Library. Adults 18+

Part 1: December 10 Learn how to create origami cranes
Part 2: December 17 Learn how to construct and balance a mobile

 

CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch Library  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Wednesday December 11, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Sister Souljah Book Group
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Join fellow urban fiction book lovers for a lively discussion of the New York Times bestselling novels written by Sister Souljah.  Sister Souljah's novels deal with universal themes of faith, love and integrity.  She is quoted as stating "I'm a college graduate, and if I read something like Romeo and Juliet, I'm reading about a gang fight, I'm reading about young love, young sex, longing.  I'm reading the same themes that I'm writing in my books.  So if somebody comes along and says, 'Yours is street literature' - what was Shakespeare's?”.  Copies of the discussion book will be available for pickup at the Forest Park Branch Library prior to the discussion.  No sign up is required; however, please contact the branch if you have any questions.  December discussion book: A Deeper Love Inside: The Porsche Santiaga Story.  Adults | Monthly, 2nd Wednesdays 1:30 - 2:30 PM Forest Park Branch Library

Location: Forest Park Den

CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch Library  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
 
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Family Craft Night
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us on the second Wednesday of the month for Family Craft Night. All ages are welcome as we do a variety of crafts. Come have fun and let us clean up the mess.

CONTACT:  Tricia LaBroad  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Thursday December 12, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters - Central Library
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Craft Your Cares Away
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Craft Your Cares Away at the Forest Park Branch Library. 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 arts and crafts project, and for December we will make a mini-Mondrian painting. Supplies are provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. This group meets on the second Thursday of each month unless noted otherwise. Class is limited to six attendees.  Pre-registration is requested. 18+

CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch Library  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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A Quirky and Contemporary Book Club
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Let's get weird in this unusual book club of quirky and odd tales. This one is for those who are looking for something outside of the bestsellers list, and are unafraid of trying new books! Join if you dare! Second Thursday of each month, 18+.

December 12th book selection: Borne, by Jeff VanderMeer

CONTACT:  Alex Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
Friday December 13, 2019
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Come For Coffee
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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. 18+

LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Knot Just Knitters - East Springfield
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. Meets every Friday | 18+

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

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

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  4132636828 ext. 293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Saturday December 14, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters - Forest Park
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Saturdays. 13+
CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch Library  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Tuesday December 17, 2019
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Stop by for a visit, and come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee - or make a new friend. We'll also have scheduled weekly events to keep you entertained and informed.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the Massachusetts Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. 60+

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Now You're Cooking!
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday December 18, 2019
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Bookish Breakfast
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Put on your reading glasses and enjoy a friendly discussion about popular short stories while enjoying a morning social over breakfast with fellow book lovers. A free round of coffee or tea compliments of the Friends of the Library for everyone who attends. Bookish Breakfast meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Cafe Christo (513 Belmont Ave. Springfield). 18+

December's short story is Tenth of December, by George Saunders.   Copies of the story wlll be available at the Forest Park Branch Library during regular library hours.

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

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

CONTACT:  Gary Pysznik  413-263-6828 x395  gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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BYOB Book Discussion Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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!

Meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month | 18+

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

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Aromatherapy 101 with a Holiday Twist
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Are you looking for a last minute gift idea? Kim Larkin of Klassic Kreations returns just in time for the holidays to help patrons assemble their own bath salts, soaps, and essential oils plus other unique gift ideas.  Kim will briefly explain aromatherapy's fascinating history and use, as well the many claimed health benefits of essential oils and healing botanicals. All supplies including a gift bag will be provided. Program will be first come, first serve, no registration required. Good for teens and adults.

CONTACT:  Shadd Jamison  413-263-6840  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Thursday December 19, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters - Central Library
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  (413) 263-6828 x 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Rotunda
Friday December 20, 2019
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Come For Coffee
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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. 18+

LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Knot Just Knitters - East Springfield
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. Meets every Friday | 18+

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

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

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  4132636828 ext. 293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Saturday December 21, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters - Forest Park
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Saturdays. 13+
CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch Library  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Thursday December 26, 2019
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Afterthoughts @ Raymond A. 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). Age 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
Friday December 27, 2019
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Come For Coffee
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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. 18+

LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Knot Just Knitters - East Springfield
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. Meets every Friday | 18+

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

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

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  4132636828 ext. 293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Saturday December 28, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters - Forest Park
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Saturdays. 13+
CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch Library  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Monday December 30, 2019
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Craft Your Cares Away
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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. This group meets on the last Monday of each month unless noted otherwise. 18+

CONTACT:  Tricia LaBroad  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Tuesday December 31, 2019
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Stop by for a visit, and come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee - or make a new friend. We'll also have scheduled weekly events to keep you entertained and informed.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the Massachusetts Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. 60+

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Seniors' Rockin' New Years Eve
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ring in the new year early with friends and neighbors both new and old! There will be music, food and activities, as well as a live countdown at noon. Start the new year right with this fun social and set of morning of activities! For seniors 60+.

Funded by Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., (GSSSI), the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living.

CONTACT:  David Meeks  413-263-6846  dmeeks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
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New Year's Eve Celebration
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

It's time to celebrate and ring in 2020! Join us for an afternoon of Minute to Win It games, a festive craft, and a live showing of countries around the world ringing in the New Year on the projector screen. There will be snacks and sparkling juice to toast in a brand new year, just in case you can't stay awake till midnight! For all ages,

CONTACT:  Mayra Quinones  413 263-6805  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
Friday January 3, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - East Springfield
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. Meets every Friday | 18+

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Saturday January 4, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Forest Park
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Saturdays. 13+
CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch Library  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Tuesday January 7, 2020
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Stop by for a visit, and come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee - or make a new friend. We'll also have scheduled weekly events to keep you entertained and informed.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the Massachusetts Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. 60+

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Chair Yoga for Seniors
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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
Wednesday January 8, 2020
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BYOB Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Meets on the first Wednesday of each month | 18+

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 - Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Sister Souljah Book Group
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Join fellow urban fiction book lovers for a lively discussion of the New York Times bestselling novels written by Sister Souljah.  Sister Souljah's novels deal with universal themes of faith, love and integrity.  She is quoted as stating "I'm a college graduate, and if I read something like Romeo and Juliet, I'm reading about a gang fight, I'm reading about young love, young sex, longing.  I'm reading the same themes that I'm writing in my books.  So if somebody comes along and says, 'Yours is street literature' - what was Shakespeare's?”.  Copies of the discussion book will be available for pickup at the Forest Park Branch Library prior to the discussion.  No sign up is required; however, please contact the branch if you have any questions.  December discussion book: A Moment of Silence: Midnight III.  Adults | Monthly, 2nd Wednesdays 1:30 - 2:30 PM Forest Park Branch Library

Location: Forest Park Den

CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch Library  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
 
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Books & Brew Book Group
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Cure your mid-week blues with a lively book discussion and a brew (or glass of wine) at Nathan Bill's Bar and Restaurant. Copies of the discussion book will be available at the East Forest Park Branch Library prior to the meeting. No sign up needed, but please contact the Branch with any questions. Ages 21+.

The book for our Wednesday, January 8 discussion is The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce.

CONTACT:  Kat Good-Schiff  413-263-2836  kgood-schiff@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
 
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Family Craft Night
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us on the second Wednesday of the month for Family Craft Night. All ages are welcome as we do a variety of crafts. Come have fun and let us clean up the mess.

CONTACT:  Tricia LaBroad  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Friday January 10, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - East Springfield
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. Meets every Friday | 18+

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Saturday January 11, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Forest Park
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Saturdays. 13+
CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch Library  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Tuesday January 14, 2020
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Stop by for a visit, and come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee - or make a new friend. We'll also have scheduled weekly events to keep you entertained and informed.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the Massachusetts Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. 60+

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Wednesday January 15, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Friday January 17, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - East Springfield
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. Meets every Friday | 18+

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Saturday January 18, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Forest Park
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Saturdays. 13+
CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch Library  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Tuesday January 21, 2020
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Stop by for a visit, and come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee - or make a new friend. We'll also have scheduled weekly events to keep you entertained and informed.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the Massachusetts Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. 60+

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Wednesday January 22, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Thursday January 23, 2020
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Afterthoughts @ Raymond A. 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). Age 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
Friday January 24, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - East Springfield
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. Meets every Friday | 18+

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Saturday January 25, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Forest Park
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Saturdays. 13+
CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch Library  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Tuesday January 28, 2020
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Stop by for a visit, and come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee - or make a new friend. We'll also have scheduled weekly events to keep you entertained and informed.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the Massachusetts Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. 60+

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Wednesday January 29, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Friday January 31, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - East Springfield
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. Meets every Friday | 18+

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Saturday February 1, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Forest Park
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Saturdays. 13+
CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch Library  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Tuesday February 4, 2020
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Stop by for a visit, and come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee - or make a new friend. We'll also have scheduled weekly events to keep you entertained and informed.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the Massachusetts Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. 60+

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Chair Yoga for Seniors
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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
Wednesday February 5, 2020
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BYOB Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Meets on the first Wednesday of each month | 18+

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 - Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

Cure your mid-week blues with a lively book discussion and a brew (or glass of wine) at Nathan Bill's Bar and Restaurant. Copies of the discussion book will be available at the East Forest Park Branch Library prior to the meeting. No sign up needed, but please contact the Branch with any questions. Ages 21+.

The book for our Wednesday, February 5 discussion is Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.

CONTACT:  Kat Good-Schiff  413-263-2836  kgood-schiff@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Friday February 7, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - East Springfield
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. Meets every Friday | 18+

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Saturday February 8, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Forest Park
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Saturdays. 13+
CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch Library  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Tuesday February 11, 2020
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Stop by for a visit, and come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee - or make a new friend. We'll also have scheduled weekly events to keep you entertained and informed.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the Massachusetts Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. 60+

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Wednesday February 12, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Family Craft Night
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us on the second Wednesday of the month for Family Craft Night. All ages are welcome as we do a variety of crafts. Come have fun and let us clean up the mess.

CONTACT:  Tricia LaBroad  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Friday February 14, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - East Springfield
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. Meets every Friday | 18+

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Saturday February 15, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Forest Park
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Saturdays. 13+
CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch Library  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Tuesday February 18, 2020
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Stop by for a visit, and come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee - or make a new friend. We'll also have scheduled weekly events to keep you entertained and informed.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the Massachusetts Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. 60+

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Wednesday February 19, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Friday February 21, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - East Springfield
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. Meets every Friday | 18+

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Saturday February 22, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Forest Park
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Saturdays. 13+
CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch Library  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Tuesday February 25, 2020
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Stop by for a visit, and come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee - or make a new friend. We'll also have scheduled weekly events to keep you entertained and informed.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the Massachusetts Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. 60+

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Wednesday February 26, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Friday February 28, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - East Springfield
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. Meets every Friday | 18+

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Saturday February 29, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Forest Park
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Saturdays. 13+
CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch Library  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Tuesday March 3, 2020
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Stop by for a visit, and come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee - or make a new friend. We'll also have scheduled weekly events to keep you entertained and informed.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the Massachusetts Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. 60+

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Chair Yoga for Seniors
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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
Wednesday March 4, 2020
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BYOB Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Meets on the first Wednesday of each month | 18+

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 - Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

Cure your mid-week blues with a lively book discussion and a brew (or glass of wine) at Nathan Bill's Bar and Restaurant. Copies of the discussion book will be available at the East Forest Park Branch Library prior to the meeting. No sign up needed, but please contact the Branch with any questions. Ages 21+.

The book for our Wednesday, March 4 discussion is Transcription by Kate Atkinson.

CONTACT:  Kat Good-Schiff  413-263-2836  kgood-schiff@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Friday March 6, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - East Springfield
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. Meets every Friday | 18+

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Saturday March 7, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Forest Park
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Saturdays. 13+
CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch Library  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Tuesday March 10, 2020
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Stop by for a visit, and come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee - or make a new friend. We'll also have scheduled weekly events to keep you entertained and informed.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the Massachusetts Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. 60+

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Wednesday March 11, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Friday March 13, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - East Springfield
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. Meets every Friday | 18+

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Saturday March 14, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Forest Park
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Saturdays. 13+
CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch Library  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Tuesday March 17, 2020
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Stop by for a visit, and come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee - or make a new friend. We'll also have scheduled weekly events to keep you entertained and informed.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the Massachusetts Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. 60+

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Wednesday March 18, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Friday March 20, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - East Springfield
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. Meets every Friday | 18+

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Saturday March 21, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Forest Park
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Saturdays. 13+
CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch Library  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Tuesday March 24, 2020
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Stop by for a visit, and come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee - or make a new friend. We'll also have scheduled weekly events to keep you entertained and informed.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the Massachusetts Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. 60+

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Wednesday March 25, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Friday March 27, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - East Springfield
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. Meets every Friday | 18+

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Saturday March 28, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Forest Park
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Saturdays. 13+
CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch Library  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Tuesday March 31, 2020
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Stop by for a visit, and come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee - or make a new friend. We'll also have scheduled weekly events to keep you entertained and informed.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the Massachusetts Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. 60+

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Wednesday April 1, 2020
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BYOB Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Meets on the first Wednesday of each month | 18+

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 - Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Friday April 3, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - East Springfield
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. Meets every Friday | 18+

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Saturday April 4, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Forest Park
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Saturdays. 13+
CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch Library  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Tuesday April 7, 2020
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Stop by for a visit, and come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee - or make a new friend. We'll also have scheduled weekly events to keep you entertained and informed.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the Massachusetts Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. 60+

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Chair Yoga for Seniors
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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
Wednesday April 8, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Friday April 10, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - East Springfield
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. Meets every Friday | 18+

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Saturday April 11, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Forest Park
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Saturdays. 13+
CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch Library  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Tuesday April 14, 2020
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Stop by for a visit, and come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee - or make a new friend. We'll also have scheduled weekly events to keep you entertained and informed.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the Massachusetts Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. 60+

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Wednesday April 15, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Friday April 17, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - East Springfield
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. Meets every Friday | 18+

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Saturday April 18, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Forest Park
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Saturdays. 13+
CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch Library  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Tuesday April 21, 2020
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Stop by for a visit, and come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee - or make a new friend. We'll also have scheduled weekly events to keep you entertained and informed.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the Massachusetts Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. 60+

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Wednesday April 22, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Friday April 24, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - East Springfield
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. Meets every Friday | 18+

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Saturday April 25, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Forest Park
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Saturdays. 13+
CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch Library  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Tuesday April 28, 2020
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Stop by for a visit, and come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee - or make a new friend. We'll also have scheduled weekly events to keep you entertained and informed.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the Massachusetts Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. 60+

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Wednesday April 29, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Friday May 1, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - East Springfield
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. Meets every Friday | 18+

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Saturday May 2, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Forest Park
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Saturdays. 13+
CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch Library  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Tuesday May 5, 2020
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Stop by for a visit, and come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee - or make a new friend. We'll also have scheduled weekly events to keep you entertained and informed.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the Massachusetts Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. 60+

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Chair Yoga for Seniors
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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
Wednesday May 6, 2020
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BYOB Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Meets on the first Wednesday of each month | 18+

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 - Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Friday May 8, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - East Springfield
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. Meets every Friday | 18+

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Saturday May 9, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Forest Park
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Saturdays. 13+
CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch Library  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Tuesday May 12, 2020
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Stop by for a visit, and come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee - or make a new friend. We'll also have scheduled weekly events to keep you entertained and informed.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the Massachusetts Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. 60+

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Wednesday May 13, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Friday May 15, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - East Springfield
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. Meets every Friday | 18+

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Saturday May 16, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Forest Park
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Saturdays. 13+
CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch Library  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Tuesday May 19, 2020
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Stop by for a visit, and come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee - or make a new friend. We'll also have scheduled weekly events to keep you entertained and informed.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the Massachusetts Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. 60+

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Wednesday May 20, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Friday May 22, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - East Springfield
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. Meets every Friday | 18+

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Saturday May 23, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Forest Park
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Saturdays. 13+
CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch Library  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Tuesday May 26, 2020
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Stop by for a visit, and come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee - or make a new friend. We'll also have scheduled weekly events to keep you entertained and informed.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the Massachusetts Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. 60+

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Wednesday May 27, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Friday May 29, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - East Springfield
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library. Meets every Friday | 18+

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Saturday May 30, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Forest Park
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the items created will be donated to a local charity. This programs meets weekly on Saturdays. 13+
CONTACT:  Forest Park Branch Library  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Tuesday June 2, 2020
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Stop by for a visit, and come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee - or make a new friend. We'll also have scheduled weekly events to keep you entertained and informed.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the Massachusetts Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. 60+

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Chair Yoga for Seniors
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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
Wednesday June 3, 2020
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BYOB Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Meets on the first Wednesday of each month | 18+

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 - Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday June 9, 2020
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Stop by for a visit, and come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee - or make a new friend. We'll also have scheduled weekly events to keep you entertained and informed.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the Massachusetts Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. 60+

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Wednesday June 10, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday June 16, 2020
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Stop by for a visit, and come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee - or make a new friend. We'll also have scheduled weekly events to keep you entertained and informed.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the Massachusetts Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. 60+

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Wednesday June 17, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday June 23, 2020
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Stop by for a visit, and come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee - or make a new friend. We'll also have scheduled weekly events to keep you entertained and informed.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the Massachusetts Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. 60+

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Wednesday June 24, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Tuesday June 30, 2020
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You're Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Stop by for a visit, and come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee - or make a new friend. We'll also have scheduled weekly events to keep you entertained and informed.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the Massachusetts Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. 60+

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Wednesday July 1, 2020
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Knot Just Knitters - Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room