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

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

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

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

Please meet with representatives from the PVTA during our normal Morning Meet-Up for Seniors!  The PVTA is reaching out to promote its new program of Free Fare Tuesdays for seniors and will create photo Senior ID's for free during this one time event. Providers of neighborhood senior services will stop-by to keep you informed and entertained. Funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.

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

Every Wednesday

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

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

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

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

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

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

Every Thursday | Ages 18 and up

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome and current members may be willing to teach their skills.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. This group meets in Rice Hall on the 3rd floor mezzanine.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Walking Club
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

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

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

Location: Mason Square Children's Workroom

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

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

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

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

Ages 18 and up

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

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

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

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

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

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

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

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

NOTE: This program runs before the building opens. 

CONTACT:  Shadd Jamison  413-263-6840  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Keep Your Computer Safe from Viruses and Malware
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

“It’s estimated that 16 million U.S. households have had serious computer viruses and another 8 million fell victim to spyware/ransom ware.  Together they account for billions of dollars in lost  files, money, and time." Library staff Doryz Zelaya and Reggie Wilson lead this program full of valuable tips on keeping your computer secure. 15+

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Monday June 3, 2019 - Thursday June 27, 2019
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Brightwood Gallery Presents the Springfield Preservation Trust's Award Winners

All Ages | During Open Hours

One of Springfield's many assets is its wonderful housing stock and historic properties. See photographs of its beautiful homes and impressive architecture meticulously restored by scores of its residents and property owners. From Queen Ann Victorians to colonial revivals and many other styles, there is great variety and beauty. On display are the 2018 and 2019 Springfield Preservation Trust award winners, a local advocacy group for historic preservation. www.springfieldpreservation.org

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
Monday June 3, 2019
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Fake News: Telling Fact from Fake
5:45 PM - 7:30 PM

Do you wonder which news is real and which news sources you can trust? Come to this workshop to learn how to identify biases and fake news, find reliable news sources, and look beyond the headlines. Light refreshments, compliments of the Friends of the Library, will be served at 5:45. Ability with a mouse and keyboard are needed to participate in this interactive workshop. Since space is limited, please preregister.  For ages 15+

CONTACT:  Victoria Palmatier  413-263-6853  vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
There are 13 spaces available.
Tuesday June 4, 2019
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meets on the first Wednesday of each month | Adults

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

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

Every Wednesday

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

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

Cure your mid-week blues with a lively book discussion and a brew (or glass of wine) at Nathan Bill's Bar and Restaurant.  Copies of the discussion book will be available at the East Forest Park Branch Library prior to the meeting.  No sign up needed, but please contact the Branch with any questions.  The book to be discussed on June 5 is The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George. Books and Brew meetins on the first Wednesday of every month. 18+

CONTACT:  Linda Grodofsky  413-263-2836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Thursday June 6, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Every Thursday | Ages 18 and up

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome and current members may be willing to teach their skills.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. This group meets in Rice Hall on the 3rd floor mezzanine.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Walking Club
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe  413-263-6858  shwetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Friday June 7, 2019
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Come For Coffee!
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Ages 18 and up

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

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

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

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

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

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

Second Saturday of every month | For ages 18 and up

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

CONTACT:  Tara Dasso  413-244-8982  tdasso@gmail.com
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Monday June 10, 2019
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Citizenfour Documentary Viewing and Discussion
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

What are PRISM and XKEYSCORE? Who exactly is Edward Snowden, and why do they matter? As this massive news story was going on, an award-winning film maker was in the thick of the action. What resulted was this film, Citizenfour. Laura Poitras shows us the state of U.S. mass surveillance. What results is not only an informative look at politics, media, and power, but a compelling, real-life human drama. Afterwards, Laura Quilter of UMass. Amherst and the Library Freedom Project will lead a discussion of why these issues matter and what effects these technologies have on American citizens. Rated R for language, 18+.

CONTACT:  Marisa Reichert  (413-) 263-6828  MReichert@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Tuesday June 11, 2019
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Meets on the second Tuesday of every month | Adults

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 ext 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Get a Job with the U.S. Census Bureau
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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

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

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

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

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

Join special guests from the Springfield Police Dept. and the Sheriff's Office for Coffee with a Cop during our normal Morning Meet-Up for Seniors!  Funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc.  Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.

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

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

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

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

Every Wednesday

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Thursday June 13, 2019
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Introduction to Social Media
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Social media is changing the world as it affects how we work, play, socialize, and communicate. Come see how it works in this introduction to the leading social media websites including Facebook and Twitter. Completion of the library's program Computers for Today or equivalent will help you get the most out of this program. 18+

CONTACT:  Anna Mickelsen  413-263-6828, x  amickelsen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Knot Just Knitters
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Every Thursday | Ages 18 and up

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome and current members may be willing to teach their skills.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. This group meets in Rice Hall on the 3rd floor mezzanine.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
There are 7 spaces available.
Friday June 14, 2019
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Come For Coffee!
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Ages 18 and up

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

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

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

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

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT:  East Forest Park  413-263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Saturday June 15, 2019
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Pastel Paint with Greg Maichack
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

Space is limited, so please sign-up with a librarian. Thank you. 18+

CONTACT:  Linda Grodofsky  413-263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Revival: A Literary Arts Spotlight
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Enjoy the readings of poets and other literary artists in this showcase of creative writing. Writers from different genres will share their recent creations for everyone to enjoy. A mid-program social is included complete with refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library to give everyone a chance to meet the artists. 

To find out more and to be invited as a speaker for a future Revival, contact María Luisa Arroyo at: mlarroyo67@hotmail.com.

Ages: 18+.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Organize Your Genealogy
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Do you feel overwhelmed with your collection of family history records, or do you experience deja vu as your "rediscover" things you already had? Take this hands-on workshop with Hillary Schau to learn how to well-organize your print files including family trees, paper document, loose photos, family artifacts, and more. Funding provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
There are 25 spaces available.
Tuesday June 18, 2019
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Now You're Cooking!

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

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Computers for Today
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

  • June 18, part 1, will focus on using the Internet, and editing documents
  • June 25, part 2, will explore search engines, and focus on file management
  • July 2, part 3, will continue working on file management, explore the Invisible Web, and more

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

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

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

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

Meets on the third Tuesday of every month | Adults

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Third Wednesday of every month | Adults 18+

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

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

 

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

Every Wednesday

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

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

Every Thursday | Ages 18 and up

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome and current members may be willing to teach their skills.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. This group meets in Rice Hall on the 3rd floor mezzanine.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Get a Job with the U.S. Census Bureau
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Vickie Palmatier  413-263-6853  vpalmatier@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Friday June 21, 2019
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Come For Coffee!
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Ages 18 and up

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

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

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

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

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT:  East Forest Park  413-263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Saturday June 22, 2019
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Organize Your Digital Genealogy
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Do you feel overwhelmed with your collection of family history records, or do you experience deja vu as your "rediscover" things you already had? Take this hands-on workshop with Hillary Schau to learn how to well-organize your digital files including documents, census images, family photos, web pages, email messages, and more. Funding provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Allergies and Asthma: What You Should Know
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you have sneezing attacks or a mysterious rash that won’t go away?   Is your community suffering from sky high asthma rates?  Hear Dr. Jackie Garrett, a board certified pediatric allergist, talk about allergies, their causes, symptoms, and treatments.  The personable doctor has helped patients of all ages from 6 months old to 93, and she stresses  "You are never too old to get allergies."  Dr. Garrett’s booklet "Does My Child Have a Food Allergy?" will be available for sale and signing.  Refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library. 15+

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6840  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Monday June 24, 2019
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Craft Your Cares Away
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Tricia LaBroad  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Stargazing 101: Find Objects in Outer Space
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM

This, the second in the Stargazing series, introduces ways to find planets, stars, and constellations in the night sky using top-rated planetarium apps. We'll use a finder scope to lock onto night sky objects, and, weather permitting, we will view the night's sky using a Dobsonian telescope.  This program introduces some of the best websites to learn more about our solar system too. 13+

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Tuesday June 25, 2019
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Computers for Today
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

  • June 18, part 1, will focus on using the Internet, and editing documents
  • June 25, part 2, will explore search engines, and focus on file management
  • July 2, part 3, will continue working on file management, explore the Invisible Web, and more

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

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Adults Love YA: Book Club
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Ages 18 - 30

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

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

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

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

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Every Wednesday

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

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

Explore great books, join in on a lively discussion, and meet others who enjoy reading too. The group selects a new book every month, and new members are always welcome.  This month we will be discussing Carnegie's Maid by Marie Benedict.  Copies are available at the East Forest Park Branch Library in a variety of formats (large print, audiobook, etc.).

Meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Raymond A. Jordan Senior Center (1476 Roosevelt Ave. Springfield MA)  55+

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

Every Thursday | Ages 18 and up

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you.  New members are welcome and current members may be willing to teach their skills.  Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. This group meets in Rice Hall on the 3rd floor mezzanine.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
There are 7 spaces available.
Friday June 28, 2019
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Come For Coffee!
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Ages 18 and up

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

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

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

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

Meets every Friday | Adults

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

CONTACT:  East Forest Park  413-263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
 
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Poetry Reading by Carol Deering
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Springfield native Carol Deering returns to town to offer a reading of her new poetry book Havoc and Solace: Poems from the Inland West. From the publisher’s notes: Havoc and Solace is a shining example of accessible and engaging poetry that restores a vital connection with nature. Through the eyes of an award-winning poet, these poems take us beyond physical, mental, and historical constraints to the wild, beating heart of a life in the American...West.” Refreshments come with compliments from the Friends of the Library. 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
Monday July 1, 2019 - Wednesday July 31, 2019
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Springfield Preservation Trust's Award Winners

All Ages | During Open Hours

One of Springfield's many assets is its wonderful housing stock and historic properties. See photographs of its beautiful homes and impressive architecture meticulously restored by scores of its residents and property owners. From Queen Ann Victorians to colonial revivals and many other styles, there is great variety and beauty. On display are the 2018 and 2019 Springfield Preservation Trust award winners, a local advocacy group for historic preservation. www.springfieldpreservation.org

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Monday July 1, 2019 - Thursday August 29, 2019
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Art Central Shows Ice-Cream!

Photographer Diane Savioli-Chase captures whimsical depiction of ice-cream in this colorful display of ice-cream signs and advertisements. With photographs from around the world, the viewer sees advertising at its creative best with delightful installments that double as public art. Come-in, cool off, and enjoy the eye-candy! All ages.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
Tuesday July 2, 2019
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Computers for Today
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

  • June 18, part 1, will focus on using the Internet, and editing documents
  • June 25, part 2, will explore search engines, and focus on file management
  • July 2, part 3, will continue working on file management ,explore the Invisible Web, and more

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

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Every Wednesday

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

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

Cure your mid-week blues with a lively book discussion and a brew (or glass of wine) at Nathan Bill's Bar and Restaurant.  Copies of the discussion book will be available at the East Forest Park Branch Library prior to the meeting.  No sign up needed, but please contact the Branch with any questions.  The book to be discussed on July 3 is Carnegie's Maid by Marie Benedict. 18+

CONTACT:  Linda Grodofsky  413-263-2836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Friday July 5, 2019
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Come For Coffee!
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Ages 18 and up

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

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6805  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Linda Grodofsky  413 263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Tuesday July 9, 2019
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The Web for Fun and Entertainment
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

With video and music, podcasts, and social media the web can give you hours of free entertainment. Learn the basics of Facebook & YouTube in this practical, hands-on workshop and get a quick introduction to Spotify too. Having basic computer skills and a working email account will help you get the most out of this interactive program. 18+

CONTACT:  Sarah Hodge-Wetherbee  413-263-6858  
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
 
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Meets on the second Tuesday of every month | Adults

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

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

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

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

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

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

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

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

Every Wednesday

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Thursday July 11, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
There are 7 spaces available.
Friday July 12, 2019
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Come For Coffee!
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Ages 18 and up

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

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6805  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Linda Grodofsky  413 263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Saturday July 13, 2019
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Release Your Inner Artist
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Find your inner creative voice with pastel painting! This workshop offers a practical strategy for getting started with creative painting and includes both an informative slide show, and lots of time to practice pastel painting techniques. Everyone leaves with a completed artwork, and equipped with strategies for continued painting. All supplies are provided. Wear clothing suitable for painting. Funding provided by the Springfield Cultural Council and the Friends of the Library. Ages 18+.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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No Sew T-Shirt Tote Bag
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Be ahead of the trend! Today's trend is to bring your own tote bags to stores, especially now that many have plans to stop providing single use plastic bags for purchases. Rather than purchasing reusable bags you can make your own personal tote bags with t-shirts. You will learn an easy way to convert a t-shirt into a versatile, washable, and reusable tote bag without any sewing. All of the necessary supplies will be provided by the Friends of the Library, though participants are welcome to bring their own t-shirts.  18+

CONTACT:  Ann Harper  413-263-6843  aharper@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
Tuesday July 16, 2019
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Now You're Cooking!

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

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Third Wednesday of every month | Adults 18+

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

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

 

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

Every Wednesday

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Thursday July 18, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
There are 7 spaces available.
Friday July 19, 2019
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Come For Coffee!
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Ages 18 and up

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

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6805  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Linda Grodofsky  413 263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Tuesday July 23, 2019
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

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

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

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

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

Every Wednesday

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Thursday July 25, 2019
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Afterthoughts @ Raymond A. Jordan Senior Center
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
There are 7 spaces available.
Friday July 26, 2019
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Come For Coffee!
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Ages 18 and up

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

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6805  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Linda Grodofsky  413 263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Tuesday July 30, 2019
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Adults Love YA: Book Club
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Ages 18 - 30

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

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

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

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

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

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

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

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

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

Every Wednesday

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Friday August 2, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Every Wednesday

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Friday August 9, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Linda Grodofsky  413 263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Tuesday August 13, 2019
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Meets on the second Tuesday of every month | Adults

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

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

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

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

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

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

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

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

Every Wednesday

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Friday August 16, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Linda Grodofsky  413 263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Tuesday August 20, 2019
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Every Wednesday

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Thursday August 22, 2019
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Afterthoughts @ Raymond A. Jordan Senior Center
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

CONTACT:  Linda Grodofsky  413 263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Friday August 23, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Linda Grodofsky  413 263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Tuesday August 27, 2019
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Adults Love YA: Book Club
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Ages 18 - 30

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

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

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

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

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

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

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

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

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

Every Wednesday

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Friday August 30, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Linda Grodofsky  413 263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Monday September 2, 2019
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Labor Day: All Libraries Closed
All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of Labor Day.
CONTACT:  Director's Office  413 263-6828 ext 290  
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Tuesday September 3, 2019
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Every Wednesday

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

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

Meets on the second Tuesday of every month | Adults

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

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

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

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

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

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

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

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

Every Wednesday

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

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

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6828  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday September 18, 2019
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A Bookish Breakfast
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

Every Wednesday

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

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

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6828  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday September 25, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Every Wednesday

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Thursday September 26, 2019
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Afterthoughts @ Raymond A. Jordan Senior Center
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

CONTACT:  Linda Grodofsky  413 263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Tuesday October 1, 2019
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Chess at Sixteen Acres
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

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

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

Every Wednesday

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

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

Meets on the second Tuesday of every month | Adults

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

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

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

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

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

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

Every Wednesday

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

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

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6828  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday October 16, 2019
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A Bookish Breakfast
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

Every Wednesday

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

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

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6828  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday October 23, 2019
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Every Wednesday

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

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

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

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

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

Every Wednesday

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

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

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

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

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

Every Wednesday

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

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

Meets on the second Tuesday of every month | Adults

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

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

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

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

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

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

Every Wednesday

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

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

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6828  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday November 20, 2019
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A Bookish Breakfast
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

 

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

Every Wednesday

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

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

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

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

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6828  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday November 27, 2019
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Thanksgiving Eve: All Libraries Close at 5 PM
All Springfield City Library locations will be close at 5 PM in observance of Thanksgiving Eve.
CONTACT:  Director's Office  413 263-6828 ext 290  
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Every Wednesday

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

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

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

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

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

Every Wednesday

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

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

Meets on the second Tuesday of every month | Adults

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

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

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

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

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

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

Every Wednesday

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

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

Tuesdays/Adults, age 18+

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

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

Every Wednesday

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

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

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