Thursday November 1, 2018 - Thursday December 27, 2018
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Art Central: Quilts from Home

All Ages

Back by popular demand is Quilts from Home, a display of art quilts handcrafted by local artisans. Quilts on display include a variety of styles, techniques, and creativity, and feature many local artisans including Loretta Forsyth, Susan Joel, Mary Ellen Keiter, Sharon Kida, Anne Richmond, Amy Sackman, and Ursula Smith. This show has two installations, one at the Forest Park Branch Library and another at the Central Library, so visit them both to be inspired by their beauty and craftsmanship. Meet the quilters on Thursday, November 8 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Forest Park Branch Library for a free public reception.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Quilts from Home, a Display of Handmade Art Quilts

All Ages

Back by popular demand is Quilts from Home, a display of art quilts handcrafted by local artisans. Quilts on display include a variety of styles, techniques, and creativity, and feature many local artisans including Loretta Forsyth, Susan Joel, Mary Ellen Keiter, Sharon Kida, Anne Richmond, Amy Sackman, and Ursula Smith. This show has two installations, one at the Forest Park Branch Library and another at the Central Library, so visit them both to be inspired by their beauty and craftsmanship. Meet the quilters on Thursday, November 8 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Forest Park Branch Library for a free public reception.

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
Monday November 19, 2018
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Easy as Pie!
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Adults and Families

Autumn just screams "PIE!" Bring in your favorite pie to share during Kindness Month. Try something new, or perfect a family tradition. Please bring along the recipe. Does your pie have a history? Include that story as well. Hot beverages and cider will be provided to go along with the pie samples compliments of the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle    dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Tuesday November 20, 2018
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Tuesdays | Adults, age 18+

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

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

Meets on the third Tuesday of every month | Adults

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

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

CONTACT:  Director's Office  413-263-6828 ext 290  
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Friday November 23, 2018
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Come For Coffee!
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Ages 18 and up

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

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

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

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

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT:  East Forest Park  413-263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Saturday November 24, 2018
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Glorious Classical Music Performed by Boris & Sofya
1:30 AM - 2:30 AM

All Ages

Back by popular demand, Boris Kogan (cello) and Sofya Shainskaya (piano) will play a wide variety of classical music just in-time for the holidays.   The recital will highlight major classical styles and beloved classical composers such as J. S. Bach, Peter Tchaikovsky, and Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov.  Funding provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, with refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Knot Just Knitters
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-623-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Monday November 26, 2018
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Craft Your Cares Away
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

Note: December's program is scheduled for Monday the 17th

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 new craft, and project ideas are always welcome. Arts and craft supplies are offered complimentary by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:  Tricia LaBroad  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Tuesday November 27, 2018
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Tuesdays | Adults, age 18+

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

CONTACT:  Emma  Peterson  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday November 28, 2018
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BYOB Book Discussion Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month, except December 26 | Adults

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

CONTACT:  Ann Keefe  413-263-6828 ext 294  akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Meets every Wednesday | Adults

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

 

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Meets on the last Wednesday of every month | Adults

Note: New time 5:30-6:30 p.m. (earlier Winter start time)

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss The Race for Paris by Meg Waite Clayton.

We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book are available at the branch.  Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome. 

CONTACT:  East Forest Park  413-263-6836  Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Thursday November 29, 2018
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MOVEmber Walking Club
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Ages 18 and up

Join the MOVEmber Walking Club to enjoy a 30-minute walk near the Sixteen Acres Branch Library with the company of others. Please wear sturdy walking shoes and comfortable clothing, and bring rainwear if necessary.  Thursdays starting at 2 p.m. in the month of November, rain or shine!  In case of snow, call first 413-263-6858. Bottled water provided, compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Program Dates: Thursday 11/1/18, 11/8/18, 11/15/18 and 11/29/18. 

CONTACT:  Erin Calender  413-263-6858  ecalender@SpringfieldLibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Feeling like you need to de-stress? Want to do something creative? Just need a break?

Come down to the library and color. Yes! Color! It turns out that adult coloring, one of the biggest trends of the year, has proven to be both relaxing and therapeutic. We’ll provide beautiful adult coloring sheets and colored pencils.

Got kids? Our LEGO Club will be running at the same time.

CONTACT:  Mason Square  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
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Climate Change in Your Backyard
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

All ages

Though Springfield may not be experiencing the hurricanes and wildfires that have devastated other parts of the country, scientists agree that climate change impacts our daily lives and the future of our city. Mary Jane Eustace, co-leader of the local chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby, will present on the effects of climate change in our region, what our local leaders and groups are doing to address the changes, and simple ways citizens can help to make a positive difference. Catherine Ratte, of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, will also present on Springfield's Climate Action and Resiliency Plan (CARP).

At the end of the event, attendees will have the opportunity to talk with representatives from local organizations promoting green energy, recycling, sustainable foods, and green transportation. Participating organizations include: Valley Bike Share, Solarize Mass, Ener-G-Save, and more!

CONTACT:  Caitlin Kelley  413-263-6853  ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
Friday November 30, 2018
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Come For Coffee!
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Ages 18 and up

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

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

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

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

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT:  East Forest Park  413-263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
 
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BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) Discussion Group
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Meets on the last Friday of the month | Adults

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads.  Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres! 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Saturday December 1, 2018
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Knot Just Knitters
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-623-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Sunday December 2, 2018
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Holiday Sing Along
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

All Ages

Sing-along to your favorite holiday songs with the students of STEP. STEP trains talented local youth in the Suzuki method, and they’re coming to the Central Library this season to celebrate the holidays. From snappy dreidel songs, to Christmas favorites in both Spanish and English there's something for everyone to enjoy. Funding provided by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Rotunda
Tuesday December 4, 2018
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Tuesdays | Adults, age 18+

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

CONTACT:  Emma  Peterson  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday December 5, 2018
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BYOB Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Meets on the first Wednesday of each month | Adults

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

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Meets every Wednesday | Adults

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

 

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Library Commission Meeting
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners. All meetings unless otherwise noted will be held on the first Wednesday of the month in the Community Room of the Central Library, 220 State Street, and begin at 5:30 pm. No meetings in July and August.
 

CONTACT:  Carol Leaders  413-263-6828 ext 290  cleaders@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Books & Brew Book Club
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

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

For our next meeting we will be discussing The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman.                                             

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

CONTACT:  Beth Ortiz  413-263-6836  bortiz@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
 
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Happily UpCycled: Decoupage Winter Wonderland Jars
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ages 18 and up

Happily UpCycled returns with crafter Amber Ladley demonstrating how to make decoupage winter wonderland jars. Grab your favorite pickle, marinara, or other glass jar & upcycle it into a winter wonderland. Participants will explore the art of decoupage by upcycling your jar with decorative paper and festive accents. Decoupage jars can be used as containers for storing memorabilia, making a stunning tea light, or are perfect for saving-up for a rainy day. Funding provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

CONTACT:  Shadd Jamison  413-263-6840  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Thursday December 6, 2018
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Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Feeling like you need to de-stress? Want to do something creative? Just need a break?

Come down to the library and color. Yes! Color! It turns out that adult coloring, one of the biggest trends of the year, has proven to be both relaxing and therapeutic. We’ll provide beautiful adult coloring sheets and colored pencils.

Got kids? Our LEGO Club will be running at the same time.

CONTACT:  Mason Square  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
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Simple Home Remedies
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

For adults, though teens are welcome to attend as well.

Local herbalist and botanical educator, Claire Brodhead, will lead three, hands-on wellness workshops at the Mason Square Branch Library.

Dec. 6th -- Make Your Own Fire Cider: Keep your immune system strong this flu season. Fire cider is a flavorful tonic packed with common herbs and vegetables to keep you feeling healthy all winter.

January 10th -- Tea Blending for Beginners: When there's a chill to the air, there's nothing better than curling up with a good book and a hot cup of tea. In this workshop, learn how to make your own herbal blend.

January 31st -- Herbs for Sleep, Stress and Anxiety: Learn how to combat the winter blues and holiday stress naturally.

Funding provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

 

CONTACT:  Caitlin Kelley  413-263-6853  ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom
There are 17 spaces available.
Friday December 7, 2018
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Come For Coffee!
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Ages 18 and up

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

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

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Tai Chi for Everyone
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Meets on the 1st Friday of every month | Ages 10 and up

Tai Chi is a slow motion, low impact form of exercise suitable for people of any age. It is often referred to as “moving meditation” and has been widely 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. Tai Chi for Everyone will take place outside on the lawn weather permitting.

 

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

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT:  East Forest Park  413-263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Saturday December 8, 2018
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Introduction to 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
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Knot Just Knitters
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-623-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Women's Coding Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Ages 18 and up

Have you ever wanted to learn high-tech skills but thought you couldn't? In today's world, e-mail, web browsing, and spreadsheets are just the tip of the iceberg, and more complex skills are increasingly useful even outside of tech careers. If you've ever wanted to make your own website, build your own app, or secure your smartphone against unwanted prying, join us! Our coding club for women is for all women, ages 18 to 98, who want to learn and experiment in a low-pressure, highly collaborative environment.

We can't promise you'll be a "leet hacker", but if you ever wanted to give beyond-the-basic computer skills a try, bring your curiosity, enthusiasm, and ideas about what you want to learn, and we'll all teach each other! This is a club for those who enjoy self-directed learning.

Club meets monthly, light snacks provided, please pre-register.

Questions? Please contact Kim (ksheridan@springfieldlibrary.org) or Marisa (mreichert@springfieldlibrary.org)

CONTACT:  Kim Sheridan    ksheridan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
Tuesday December 11, 2018
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Chair Yoga
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

Meets on the second Tuesday of every month | Adults

We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book are available at the Second Level (Rotunda) Circulation Desk  Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome.

This month's selection is: Lost in Shangi-la: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff (2011) nonfiction.

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 ext 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Tuesdays | Adults, age 18+

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

CONTACT:  Emma  Peterson  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday December 12, 2018
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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! This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month, except December. 

Due to holiday scheduling, this month's meeting will be held on December 12.
 

CONTACT:  Ann Keefe  413-263-6828 ext 294  akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Meets every Wednesday | Adults

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

 

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Thursday December 13, 2018
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Meets the second Thursday of every month | Adults

We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book will be available at the branch. This month we will be reading Trajectory, by Richard Russo.  This book is a compilation of four short stories.

A tenured professor confronts a young plagiarist as well as her own weaknesses as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches. A realtor facing an ominous medical prognosis finds himself in his father's shadow while he presses forward, or not. A semi-retired English professor is conned by his estranged brother into coming along on a group tour of the Biennale. A lapsed novelist, struggling with his wife's illness and trying to rekindle his screenwriting career, is called to an aging star's mountaintop in Wyoming.

Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. .New members are always welcome.

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Feeling like you need to de-stress? Want to do something creative? Just need a break?

Come down to the library and color. Yes! Color! It turns out that adult coloring, one of the biggest trends of the year, has proven to be both relaxing and therapeutic. We’ll provide beautiful adult coloring sheets and colored pencils.

Got kids? Our LEGO Club will be running at the same time.

CONTACT:  Mason Square  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom
Friday December 14, 2018
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Come For Coffee!
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Ages 18 and up

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

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

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

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

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT:  East Forest Park  413-263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Saturday December 15, 2018
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Holiday Book and Bake Sale
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Mason Square Branch will host a used book sale and bake sale in the branch. Prices will remain consistent with past book sales: $5 for a bag full of books, $1 for hardcovers, and $0.50 for paperbacks and kids’ books. Baked goods will be bagged and priced individually. Branch staff will  serve hot cocoa for free on the 12th. Proceeds go to the Friends of the Library.

The program is for all ages.

CONTACT:  Caitlin Kelley  413-263-6853  ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
 
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Knot Just Knitters
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-623-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Monday December 17, 2018
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Craft Your Cares Away
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

Note: December's program is scheduled for Monday the 17th

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 new craft, and project ideas are always welcome. Arts and craft supplies are offered complimentary by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:  Tricia LaBroad  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Tuesday December 18, 2018
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Tuesdays | Adults, age 18+

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

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

Meets on the third Tuesday of every month | Adults

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

CONTACT:  Sixteen Acres  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday December 19, 2018
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What's Cooking Cookbook Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Third Wednesday of every month | Adults 18+

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

 

CONTACT:  Gary Pysznik  413-263-6828 x395  GPysznik@SpringfieldLibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Meets every Wednesday | Adults

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

 

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Let's Get Cooking with Holiday Apps, the Eating Kind
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Ages 15 and up

Take a break from holiday shopping and preparation at our December foodie event.  Bring your favorite appetizer recipe or try out a new recipe you might want to serve at your holiday get together.  We will be sampling hors d'oeuvres, sharing recipes, and reminiscing about favorite holiday foods.  This program is part of our "Let's Get Cooking" series and is appropriate for Adults and Teens who love to cook.

CONTACT:  Linda Grodofsky  413-263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
There are 15 spaces available.
Thursday December 20, 2018
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Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Feeling like you need to de-stress? Want to do something creative? Just need a break?

Come down to the library and color. Yes! Color! It turns out that adult coloring, one of the biggest trends of the year, has proven to be both relaxing and therapeutic. We’ll provide beautiful adult coloring sheets and colored pencils.

Got kids? Our LEGO Club will be running at the same time.

CONTACT:  Mason Square  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
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Canceled - Springfield Codes! Meetup
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Meets on the third Thursday of every month | Ages 18-35

Canceled for November and December

Want to learn to code but don’t know where to start? Already have the skills and willing to help others? This meetup was created to help young professionals in the Greater Springfield area learn to code and gain new skills in web development and tech. Join us monthly for free workshops, info sessions, and tech talks focused on building new skills and growing your career. Want to meet others in the Springfield area with the same interests? Join us, from 5:30-7:30, and help us build a Meetup group focused on what we want to learn.

CONTACT:  Kim Sheridan    ksheridan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Friday December 21, 2018
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Come For Coffee!
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Ages 18 and up

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

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

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

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

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT:  East Forest Park  413-263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Saturday December 22, 2018
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Knot Just Knitters
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-623-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Monday December 24, 2018
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Christmas Eve: All Libraries Closed

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

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

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Meets on the last Wednesday of every month | Adults

Note: Time change to 5:30-6:30 p.m. (earlier Winter start time)

This month the East Forest Park Book Group will read and discuss Wishin' and Hopin' by Wally Lamb.

We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book are available at the branch.  Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome.

CONTACT:  East Forest Park  413-263-6836  Lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Thursday December 27, 2018
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Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Feeling like you need to de-stress? Want to do something creative? Just need a break?

Come down to the library and color. Yes! Color! It turns out that adult coloring, one of the biggest trends of the year, has proven to be both relaxing and therapeutic. We’ll provide beautiful adult coloring sheets and colored pencils.

Got kids? Our LEGO Club will be running at the same time.

CONTACT:  Mason Square  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom
Friday December 28, 2018
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Come For Coffee!
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Every Friday, through December 28 | 18+

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 an hour of socializing. Coffee and tea generously provided by the Friends of the Library.

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

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

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

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT:  East Forest Park  413-263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
 
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BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) Discussion Group
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Meets on the last Friday of the month | Adults

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads.  Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres! 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Saturday December 29, 2018
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Knot Just Knitters
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-623-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Monday December 31, 2018
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New Year's Eve: All Libraries Close at 5 pm
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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

 

 

CONTACT:  Director's Office  413-263-6828 ext 290  
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Tuesday January 1, 2019
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New Year's Day: All Libraries Closed

All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of New Year's Day.

CONTACT:  Director's Office  413-263-6828 ext 290  
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Wednesday January 2, 2019
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BYOB Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Meets on the first Wednesday of each month | Adults

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

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Books & Brew Book Club
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

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

For our next meeting we will be discussing The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman.                                             

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

CONTACT:  Beth Ortiz  413-263-6836  bortiz@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Thursday January 3, 2019
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Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Feeling like you need to de-stress? Want to do something creative? Just need a break?

Come down to the library and color. Yes! Color! It turns out that adult coloring, one of the biggest trends of the year, has proven to be both relaxing and therapeutic. We’ll provide beautiful adult coloring sheets and colored pencils.

Got kids? Our LEGO Club will be running at the same time.

CONTACT:  Mason Square  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom
Saturday January 5, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

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

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

Location: Forest Park

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-623-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Tuesday January 8, 2019
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Chair Yoga
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

Meets on the second Tuesday of every month | Adults

We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book are available at the Second Level (Rotunda) Circulation Desk  Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome.
 

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 ext 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Wednesday January 9, 2019
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BYOB Book Discussion Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Ann Keefe  413-263-6828 ext 294  akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Thursday January 10, 2019
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Meets the second Thursday of every month | Adults

We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book will be available at the branch. This month we will be reading Things I Have Been Silent About, by Azar Nafisi.

In this stunning personal story of growing up in Iran, Azar Nafisi shares her memories of living in thrall to a powerful and complex mother against the backdrop of a country’s political revolution. A girl’s pain over family secrets, a young woman’s discovery of the power of sensuality in literature, the price a family pays for freedom in a country beset by upheaval—these and other threads are woven together in this beautiful memoir as a gifted storyteller once again transforms the way we see the world and “reminds us of why we read in the first place”

Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome.

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Feeling like you need to de-stress? Want to do something creative? Just need a break?

Come down to the library and color. Yes! Color! It turns out that adult coloring, one of the biggest trends of the year, has proven to be both relaxing and therapeutic. We’ll provide beautiful adult coloring sheets and colored pencils.

Got kids? Our LEGO Club will be running at the same time.

CONTACT:  Mason Square  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
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Simple Home Remedies
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

For adults, though teens are welcome to attend as well.

Local herbalist and botanical educator, Claire Brodhead, will lead three, hands-on wellness workshops at the Mason Square Branch Library.

January 10th -- Tea Blending for Beginners: When there's a chill to the air, there's nothing better than curling up with a good book and a hot cup of tea. In this workshop, learn how to make your own herbal blend.

January 31st -- Herbs for Sleep, Stress and Anxiety: Learn how to combat the winter blues and holiday stress naturally.

Funding provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

CONTACT:  Caitlin Kelley  413-263-6853  ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom
Registration will begin on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Saturday January 12, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

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

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

Location: Forest Park

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-623-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Tuesday January 15, 2019
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U.S. History Book and Media Discussion Group
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Meets on the third Tuesday of every month | Adults

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

CONTACT:  Sixteen Acres  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday January 16, 2019
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What's Cooking Cookbook Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Third Wednesday of every month | Adults 18+

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

 

CONTACT:  Gary Pysznik  413-263-6828 x395  GPysznik@SpringfieldLibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
There are 8 spaces available.
Thursday January 17, 2019
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Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Feeling like you need to de-stress? Want to do something creative? Just need a break?

Come down to the library and color. Yes! Color! It turns out that adult coloring, one of the biggest trends of the year, has proven to be both relaxing and therapeutic. We’ll provide beautiful adult coloring sheets and colored pencils.

Got kids? Our LEGO Club will be running at the same time.

CONTACT:  Mason Square  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom
Saturday January 19, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

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

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

Location: Forest Park

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-623-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Monday January 21, 2019
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: All Libraries Closed

All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

CONTACT:  Director's Office  413 263-6828 ext 290  
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Wednesday January 23, 2019
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BYOB Book Discussion Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Ann Keefe  413-263-6828 ext 294  akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Thursday January 24, 2019
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Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Feeling like you need to de-stress? Want to do something creative? Just need a break?

Come down to the library and color. Yes! Color! It turns out that adult coloring, one of the biggest trends of the year, has proven to be both relaxing and therapeutic. We’ll provide beautiful adult coloring sheets and colored pencils.

Got kids? Our LEGO Club will be running at the same time.

CONTACT:  Mason Square  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom
Friday January 25, 2019
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BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) Discussion Group
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Meets on the last Friday of the month | Adults

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads.  Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres! 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Saturday January 26, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

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

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

Location: Forest Park

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-623-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Thursday January 31, 2019
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Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Feeling like you need to de-stress? Want to do something creative? Just need a break?

Come down to the library and color. Yes! Color! It turns out that adult coloring, one of the biggest trends of the year, has proven to be both relaxing and therapeutic. We’ll provide beautiful adult coloring sheets and colored pencils.

Got kids? Our LEGO Club will be running at the same time.

CONTACT:  Mason Square  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
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Simple Home Remedies
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

For adults, though teens are welcome to attend as well.

Local herbalist and botanical educator, Claire Brodhead, will lead three, hands-on wellness workshops at the Mason Square Branch Library.

January 31st -- Herbs for Sleep, Stress and Anxiety: Learn how to combat the winter blues and holiday stress naturally.

Funding provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

CONTACT:  Caitlin Kelley  413-263-6853  ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom
Registration will begin on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Saturday February 2, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

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

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

Location: Forest Park

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-623-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Wednesday February 6, 2019
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BYOB Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Meets on the first Wednesday of each month | Adults

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

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Books & Brew Book Club
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

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

For our next meeting we will be discussing The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman.                                             

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

CONTACT:  Beth Ortiz  413-263-6836  bortiz@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Thursday February 7, 2019
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Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Feeling like you need to de-stress? Want to do something creative? Just need a break?

Come down to the library and color. Yes! Color! It turns out that adult coloring, one of the biggest trends of the year, has proven to be both relaxing and therapeutic. We’ll provide beautiful adult coloring sheets and colored pencils.

Got kids? Our LEGO Club will be running at the same time.

CONTACT:  Mason Square  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom
Saturday February 9, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

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

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

Location: Forest Park

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-623-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Tuesday February 12, 2019
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Chair Yoga
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

Meets on the second Tuesday of every month | Adults

We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book are available at the Second Level (Rotunda) Circulation Desk  Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome.
 

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 ext 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Wednesday February 13, 2019
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BYOB Book Discussion Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Ann Keefe  413-263-6828 ext 294  akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Thursday February 14, 2019
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Meets the second Thursday of every month | Adults

We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book will be available at the branch.  This month we will be reading the short story, The Awakening, by Kate Chopin, from the anthology The Awakening and Other Stories. 

The Awakening is a novel by Kate Chopin, first published in 1899. Set in New Orleans and on the Louisiana Gulf coast at the end of the 19th century, the plot centers on Edna Pontellier and her struggle between her increasingly unorthodox views on femininity and motherhood with the prevailing social attitudes of the turn-of-the-century American South. It is one of the earliest American novels that focuses on women's issues without condescension. It is also widely seen as a landmark work of early feminism, generating a mixed reaction from contemporary readers and critics.

Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome.

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Feeling like you need to de-stress? Want to do something creative? Just need a break?

Come down to the library and color. Yes! Color! It turns out that adult coloring, one of the biggest trends of the year, has proven to be both relaxing and therapeutic. We’ll provide beautiful adult coloring sheets and colored pencils.

Got kids? Our LEGO Club will be running at the same time.

CONTACT:  Mason Square  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom
Saturday February 16, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

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

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

Location: Forest Park

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-623-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Monday February 18, 2019
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President's Day: All Libraries Closed
All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of Presidents' Day.
CONTACT:  Director's Office  413 263-6828 ext 290  
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Tuesday February 19, 2019
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U.S. History Book and Media Discussion Group
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Meets on the third Tuesday of every month | Adults

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

CONTACT:  Sixteen Acres  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday February 20, 2019
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What's Cooking Cookbook Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Third Wednesday of every month | Adults 18+

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

 

CONTACT:  Gary Pysznik  413-263-6828 x395  GPysznik@SpringfieldLibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
There are 8 spaces available.
Thursday February 21, 2019
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Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Feeling like you need to de-stress? Want to do something creative? Just need a break?

Come down to the library and color. Yes! Color! It turns out that adult coloring, one of the biggest trends of the year, has proven to be both relaxing and therapeutic. We’ll provide beautiful adult coloring sheets and colored pencils.

Got kids? Our LEGO Club will be running at the same time.

CONTACT:  Mason Square  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom
Friday February 22, 2019
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BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) Discussion Group
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Meets on the last Friday of the month | Adults

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads.  Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres! 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Saturday February 23, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

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

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

Location: Forest Park

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-623-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Wednesday February 27, 2019
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BYOB Book Discussion Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Ann Keefe  413-263-6828 ext 294  akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Thursday February 28, 2019
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Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Feeling like you need to de-stress? Want to do something creative? Just need a break?

Come down to the library and color. Yes! Color! It turns out that adult coloring, one of the biggest trends of the year, has proven to be both relaxing and therapeutic. We’ll provide beautiful adult coloring sheets and colored pencils.

Got kids? Our LEGO Club will be running at the same time.

CONTACT:  Mason Square  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom
Saturday March 2, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

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

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

Location: Forest Park

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-623-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Wednesday March 6, 2019
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BYOB Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Meets on the first Wednesday of each month | Adults

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

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Books & Brew Book Club
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

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

For our next meeting we will be discussing The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman.                                             

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

CONTACT:  Beth Ortiz  413-263-6836  bortiz@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Thursday March 7, 2019
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Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Feeling like you need to de-stress? Want to do something creative? Just need a break?

Come down to the library and color. Yes! Color! It turns out that adult coloring, one of the biggest trends of the year, has proven to be both relaxing and therapeutic. We’ll provide beautiful adult coloring sheets and colored pencils.

Got kids? Our LEGO Club will be running at the same time.

CONTACT:  Mason Square  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom
Saturday March 9, 2019
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Getting A Job After 50
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Adults

Searching for a job when you’re over age 50 can be challenging! In this interactive workshop you’ll learn:

  • Up-to-date resume writing techniques
  • Applying for a job with online applications
  • Strategies to combat age discrimination
  • How to answer difficult (and possibly ageist) interview questions
  • Tips for staying motivated
  • Lots of helpful resources for over 50 job applicants!
CONTACT:  C. Kelley  413-253-6853  ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Knot Just Knitters
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

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

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

Location: Forest Park

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-623-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Tuesday March 12, 2019
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Chair Yoga
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

Meets on the second Tuesday of every month | Adults

We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book are available at the Second Level (Rotunda) Circulation Desk  Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome.
 

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 ext 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Wednesday March 13, 2019
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BYOB Book Discussion Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Ann Keefe  413-263-6828 ext 294  akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Thursday March 14, 2019
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Meets the second Thursday of every month | Adults

We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book will be available at the branch.  This month we will be reading Unsheltered, by Barbara Kingsolver

Summary: How could two hardworking people do everything right in life, a woman asks, and end up destitute? Willa Knox and her husband followed all the rules as responsible parents and professionals, and have nothing to show for it but debts and an inherited brick house that is falling apart. The magazine where Willa worked has folded; the college where her husband had tenure has closed. Their dubious shelter is also the only option for a disabled father-in-law and an exasperating, free-spirited daughter. When the family's one success story, an Ivy-educated son, is uprooted by tragedy he seems likely to join them, with dark complications of his own. In another time, a troubled husband and public servant asks, How can a man tell the truth, and be reviled for it? 

Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome.

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Feeling like you need to de-stress? Want to do something creative? Just need a break?

Come down to the library and color. Yes! Color! It turns out that adult coloring, one of the biggest trends of the year, has proven to be both relaxing and therapeutic. We’ll provide beautiful adult coloring sheets and colored pencils.

Got kids? Our LEGO Club will be running at the same time.

CONTACT:  Mason Square  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom
Saturday March 16, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

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

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

Location: Forest Park

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-623-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Tuesday March 19, 2019
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U.S. History Book and Media Discussion Group
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Meets on the third Tuesday of every month | Adults

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

CONTACT:  Sixteen Acres  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday March 20, 2019
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What's Cooking Cookbook Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Third Wednesday of every month | Adults 18+

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

 

CONTACT:  Gary Pysznik  413-263-6828 x395  GPysznik@SpringfieldLibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
There are 8 spaces available.
Thursday March 21, 2019
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Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Feeling like you need to de-stress? Want to do something creative? Just need a break?

Come down to the library and color. Yes! Color! It turns out that adult coloring, one of the biggest trends of the year, has proven to be both relaxing and therapeutic. We’ll provide beautiful adult coloring sheets and colored pencils.

Got kids? Our LEGO Club will be running at the same time.

CONTACT:  Mason Square  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom
Saturday March 23, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

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

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

Location: Forest Park

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-623-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Wednesday March 27, 2019
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BYOB Book Discussion Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Ann Keefe  413-263-6828 ext 294  akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Thursday March 28, 2019
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Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Feeling like you need to de-stress? Want to do something creative? Just need a break?

Come down to the library and color. Yes! Color! It turns out that adult coloring, one of the biggest trends of the year, has proven to be both relaxing and therapeutic. We’ll provide beautiful adult coloring sheets and colored pencils.

Got kids? Our LEGO Club will be running at the same time.

CONTACT:  Mason Square  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom
Friday March 29, 2019
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BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) Discussion Group
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Meets on the last Friday of the month | Adults

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads.  Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres! 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Saturday March 30, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

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

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

Location: Forest Park

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-623-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Wednesday April 3, 2019
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BYOB Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Meets on the first Wednesday of each month | Adults

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

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Books & Brew Book Club
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

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

For our next meeting we will be discussing The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman.                                             

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

CONTACT:  Beth Ortiz  413-263-6836  bortiz@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Thursday April 4, 2019
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Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Feeling like you need to de-stress? Want to do something creative? Just need a break?

Come down to the library and color. Yes! Color! It turns out that adult coloring, one of the biggest trends of the year, has proven to be both relaxing and therapeutic. We’ll provide beautiful adult coloring sheets and colored pencils.

Got kids? Our LEGO Club will be running at the same time.

CONTACT:  Mason Square  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom
Saturday April 6, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

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

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

Location: Forest Park

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-623-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Tuesday April 9, 2019
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Chair Yoga
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

Meets on the second Tuesday of every month | Adults

We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book are available at the Second Level (Rotunda) Circulation Desk  Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome.
 

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 ext 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Wednesday April 10, 2019
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BYOB Book Discussion Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Ann Keefe  413-263-6828 ext 294  akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Thursday April 11, 2019
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Meets the second Thursday of every month | Adults

We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book will be available at the branch.  This month we are reading You Think It, I'll Say It, by Curtis Sittenfeld

With moving insight and uncanny precision, Curtis Sittenfeld pinpoints the questionable decisions, missed connections, and sometimes extraordinary coincidences that make up a life. Indeed, she writes what we’re all thinking—if only we could express it with the wit of a master satirist, the storytelling gifts of an old-fashioned raconteur, and the vision of an American original.

Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome.

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Feeling like you need to de-stress? Want to do something creative? Just need a break?

Come down to the library and color. Yes! Color! It turns out that adult coloring, one of the biggest trends of the year, has proven to be both relaxing and therapeutic. We’ll provide beautiful adult coloring sheets and colored pencils.

Got kids? Our LEGO Club will be running at the same time.

CONTACT:  Mason Square  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom
Saturday April 13, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

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

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

Location: Forest Park

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-623-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Monday April 15, 2019
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Patriot's Day: All Libraries Closed
All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of Patriot's Day.
CONTACT:  Director's Office  413-263-6828 ext 290  
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Tuesday April 16, 2019
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U.S. History Book and Media Discussion Group
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Meets on the third Tuesday of every month | Adults

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

CONTACT:  Sixteen Acres  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Thursday April 18, 2019
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Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Feeling like you need to de-stress? Want to do something creative? Just need a break?

Come down to the library and color. Yes! Color! It turns out that adult coloring, one of the biggest trends of the year, has proven to be both relaxing and therapeutic. We’ll provide beautiful adult coloring sheets and colored pencils.

Got kids? Our LEGO Club will be running at the same time.

CONTACT:  Mason Square  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom
Saturday April 20, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

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

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

Location: Forest Park

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-623-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Sunday April 21, 2019
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Easter: Central Library Closed
Springfield City Library's Central location will be closed in observance of Easter.
CONTACT:  Director's Office  413 263-6828 ext 290  
LOCATION: Central Library
Wednesday April 24, 2019
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BYOB Book Discussion Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Ann Keefe  413-263-6828 ext 294  akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Thursday April 25, 2019
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Color My World - Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Feeling like you need to de-stress? Want to do something creative? Just need a break?

Come down to the library and color. Yes! Color! It turns out that adult coloring, one of the biggest trends of the year, has proven to be both relaxing and therapeutic. We’ll provide beautiful adult coloring sheets and colored pencils.

Got kids? Our LEGO Club will be running at the same time.

CONTACT:  Mason Square  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom
Friday April 26, 2019
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BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) Discussion Group
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Meets on the last Friday of the month | Adults

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads.  Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres! 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Saturday April 27, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

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

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

Location: Forest Park

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-623-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Wednesday May 1, 2019
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BYOB Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Meets on the first Wednesday of each month | Adults

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

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Books & Brew Book Club
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

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

For our next meeting we will be discussing The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman.                                             

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

CONTACT:  Beth Ortiz  413-263-6836  bortiz@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Saturday May 4, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

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

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

Location: Forest Park

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-623-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Wednesday May 8, 2019
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BYOB Book Discussion Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Ann Keefe  413-263-6828 ext 294  akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Thursday May 9, 2019
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Meets the second Thursday of every month | Adults

We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book will be available at the branch. The May selection is The Man Who Came Uptown, by George Pelecanos.  

In bestselling and Emmy-nominated writer George Pelecanos' "taut and suspenseful" new novel, an ex-offender must choose between the man who got him out and the woman who showed him another path.

Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome.

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Saturday May 11, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

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

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

Location: Forest Park

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-623-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Tuesday May 14, 2019
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Chair Yoga
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

Meets on the second Tuesday of every month | Adults

We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book are available at the Second Level (Rotunda) Circulation Desk  Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome.
 

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 ext 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Saturday May 18, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

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

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

Location: Forest Park

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-623-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Tuesday May 21, 2019
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U.S. History Book and Media Discussion Group
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Meets on the third Tuesday of every month | Adults

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

CONTACT:  Sixteen Acres  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday May 22, 2019
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BYOB Book Discussion Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Ann Keefe  413-263-6828 ext 294  akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Saturday May 25, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

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

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

Location: Forest Park

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-623-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Monday May 27, 2019
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Memorial Day: All Libraries Closed
All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.
CONTACT:  Director's Office  413-263-6828 ext 290  
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Friday May 31, 2019
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BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) Discussion Group
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Meets on the last Friday of the month | Adults

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads.  Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres! 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Saturday June 1, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

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

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

Location: Forest Park

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-623-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Wednesday June 5, 2019
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BYOB Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Meets on the first Wednesday of each month | Adults

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

CONTACT:  East Springfield  413-263-6840  
LOCATION: East Springfield
Saturday June 8, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

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

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

Location: Forest Park

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-623-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Tuesday June 11, 2019
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Meets on the second Tuesday of every month | Adults

We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book are available at the Second Level (Rotunda) Circulation Desk  Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome.
 

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 ext 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Wednesday June 12, 2019
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BYOB Book Discussion Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Ann Keefe  413-263-6828 ext 294  akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Thursday June 13, 2019
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Meets the second Thursday of every month | Adults

We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book will be available at the branch.  For June, the selection is American Gods, author:  Neil Gaiman.

Days before his release from prison, Shadow's wife, Laura, dies in a mysterious car crash. Numbly, he makes his way back home. On the plane, he encounters the enigmatic Mr Wednesday, who claims to be a refugee from a distant war, a former god and the king of America.

Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome.

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Saturday June 15, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

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

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

Location: Forest Park

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-623-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Tuesday June 18, 2019
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U.S. History Book and Media Discussion Group
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Meets on the third Tuesday of every month | Adults

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

CONTACT:  Sixteen Acres  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Saturday June 22, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

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

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

Location: Forest Park

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-623-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Wednesday June 26, 2019
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BYOB Book Discussion Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Ann Keefe  413-263-6828 ext 294  akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Friday June 28, 2019
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BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) Discussion Group
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Meets on the last Friday of the month | Adults

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads.  Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres! 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Saturday June 29, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

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

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

Location: Forest Park

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-623-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Thursday July 4, 2019
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Independence Day: All Libraries Closed
All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of Independence Day.
CONTACT:  Director's Office  413 263-6828 ext 290  
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Thursday July 11, 2019
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Meets the second Thursday of every month | Adults

We select a new book to discuss every month. Library copies of the book will be available at the branch.  For July, the selection is Lafayette in the Somewhat United States, author:  Sarah Vowell.

From the bestselling author of Assassination Vacation, an insightful and uncoventional account of George Washington's trusted officer and friend, that swashbuckling teenage French aristocrat the Marquis de Lafayette.  Vowell reflects on the ideals of the American Revolution versus the reality of the Revolutionary War. 

Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. New members are always welcome.

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Monday September 2, 2019
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Labor Day: All Libraries Closed
All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of Labor Day.
CONTACT:  Director's Office  413 263-6828 ext 290  
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Monday October 14, 2019
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Columbus Day: All Libraries Closed
All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of Columbus Day.
CONTACT:  Director's Office  413 263-6828 ext 290  
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Monday November 11, 2019
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Veterans Day: All Libraries Closed
All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.
CONTACT:  Director's Office  413 263-6828 ext 290  
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Wednesday November 27, 2019
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Thanksgiving Eve: All Libraries Close at 5 PM
All Springfield City Library locations will be close at 5 PM in observance of Thanksgiving Eve.
CONTACT:  Director's Office  413 263-6828 ext 290  
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Thursday November 28, 2019
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Thanksgiving Day: All Libraries Closed
All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving Day.
CONTACT:  Director's Office  413 263-6828 ext 290  
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Tuesday December 24, 2019
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Christmas Eve: All Libraries Closed
All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of Christmas Eve.
CONTACT:  Director's Office  413 263-6828 ext 290  
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Wednesday December 25, 2019
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Christmas Day: All Libraries Closed
All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of Christmas Day.
CONTACT:  Director's Office  413 263-6828 ext 290  
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Tuesday December 31, 2019
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New Year's Eve: All Libraries Close at 5 PM
All Springfield City Library locations will close at 5 PM in observance of New Year's Eve.
CONTACT:  Director's Office  413 263-6828 ext 290  
LOCATION: All Library Locations

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