Friday October 30, 2020
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Curbside Pickup Available!

Curbside pickup of items is available with an appointment! Read all about it here: https://www.springfieldlibrary.org/library/curbside-pickup/

All drop boxes are open for returns. If you need to renew items, please call us or email us at askalibrarian@springfieldlibrary.org.

CONTACT:    413-263-6828 x213  askalibrarian@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Guess the Number of Candy Corn - ONLINE

How many candy corn are in the jar? Take a good look, and make your best guess! The person who comes closest wins an assortment of candy corn. Contest runs from October 5-30.

Candy corn jar can be found on the library's social media accounts, or at the following page where you can enter! https://www.springfieldlibrary.org/library/guess-how-many-candy-corn/

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828 293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Saturday October 31, 2020
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Curbside Pickup Available!

Curbside pickup of items is available with an appointment! Read all about it here: https://www.springfieldlibrary.org/library/curbside-pickup/

All drop boxes are open for returns. If you need to renew items, please call us or email us at askalibrarian@springfieldlibrary.org.

CONTACT:    413-263-6828 x213  askalibrarian@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Sunday November 1, 2020
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Curbside Pickup Available!

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

CONTACT:    413-263-6828 x213  askalibrarian@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Monday November 2, 2020
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ChibiCon 2020 Online

MONDAY EVENTS - Springfield City Library’s celebration of Geek culture is back and better than ever - online! Be sure to follow our Facebook and Instagram which will have a lot more on the con, see complete agenda at our Chibicon web page.

3:30-4:30 Yes Harry, There Really Is A Nicolas Flamel. Part of the magic of Harry Potter isn’t magical at all! Much of the world Harry and his friends inhabit is actually based on real and historical things that people studied and continue to learn about today. Come learn a bit about the real world roots of herbology, alchemy, magical creatures, rare books, and even Hogwarts itself. Presented by Librarian and Board Chair of Anime USA Chris Needham. (Teens) Zoom link to be added soon!

Cosplay Contest and Art Contest - Nov 2-7, see details here.

CONTACT:  Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe  413-263-6828 x395  shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Curbside Pickup Available!

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

CONTACT:    413-263-6828 x213  askalibrarian@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Kindness Month: Chalk the Walk

We'll be busy this November drawing and writing kind words and happy pictures on our library sidewalk. Keep the kindness going! Call the library and schedule a time to pick up your sidewalk chalk, then get to work writing positive messages and drawings in your neighborhood. Take a photo and share it with us!

At the following locations: Brightwood Branch, East Springfield Branch, Indian Orchard Branch, Mason Square Branch

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828 x293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Leaves of Kindness

Help fill our library with leaves of kindness. Pick up your leaf curbside, and add a kind message. At the end of the month, one special leaf will win a drawing for a $15 gift card to an area store. For all ages.

At the following locations: East Forest Park Branch, East Springfield Branch, Mason Square Branch

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Thanksgiving Cards for Meals on Wheels

Enjoy a special family activity while reaching out to your neighbors. Make a curbside appointment to pick up supplies to make Thanksgiving Cards for Meals on Wheels. Use one of our idea templates, or be creative and make your own. Please return your finished cards by Monday November 16, so they can be distributed for the holiday in a safe and timely manner.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Tuesday November 3, 2020
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ChibiCon 2020 Online

TUESDAY EVENTS - Springfield City Library’s celebration of Geek culture is back and better than ever - online! Be sure to follow our Facebook and Instagram which will have a lot more on the con, see complete agenda at our Chibicon web page.

3:30-4:30 Chibicon trivia contest: Show your knowledge of all things Geek. The triumphant team will win the title of Chibicon Champions. (For Teens) Zoom Link to be added soon!

Cosplay Contest and Art Contest - Nov 2-7, see details here.

CONTACT:  Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe  413-263-6828 x395  shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Curbside Pickup Available!

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

CONTACT:    413-263-6828 x213  askalibrarian@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Kindness Month: Chalk the Walk

We'll be busy this November drawing and writing kind words and happy pictures on our library sidewalk. Keep the kindness going! Call the library and schedule a time to pick up your sidewalk chalk, then get to work writing positive messages and drawings in your neighborhood. Take a photo and share it with us!

At the following locations: Brightwood Branch, East Springfield Branch, Indian Orchard Branch, Mason Square Branch

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828 x293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Leaves of Kindness

Help fill our library with leaves of kindness. Pick up your leaf curbside, and add a kind message. At the end of the month, one special leaf will win a drawing for a $15 gift card to an area store. For all ages.

At the following locations: East Forest Park Branch, East Springfield Branch, Mason Square Branch

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Thanksgiving Cards for Meals on Wheels

Enjoy a special family activity while reaching out to your neighbors. Make a curbside appointment to pick up supplies to make Thanksgiving Cards for Meals on Wheels. Use one of our idea templates, or be creative and make your own. Please return your finished cards by Monday November 16, so they can be distributed for the holiday in a safe and timely manner.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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U.S. History and Media Discussion Group - ONLINE
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

If you love United States history then this is the group for you.  The group reviews books, documentaries, and U.S. history topics in an on-going email discussion.  Newcomers are always welcomed! 18+

During the pandemic, this group has gone online. For more information and to join, please contact Reggie Wilson at rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday November 4, 2020
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ChibiCon 2020 Online

WEDNESDAY EVENTS - Springfield City Library’s celebration of Geek culture is back and better than ever - online! Be sure to follow our Facebook and Instagram which will have a lot more on the con, see complete agenda at our Chibicon web page.

10:00-10:30 Stories with Queen Ramonda of Wakanda. Join Actress Denise Cross as she brings the Queen Mother of Wakanda to life to share some favorite stories from around the world. (For Children) Zoom link to be added soon!

3:00-4:00 Attack of the Mary Sues: Fanfiction 101. What’s a fan who truly loves their fandom to do when the property itself just isn’t enough? Write your own stories based on the fandom of course! In this workshop, we start with talking about the history of fan fiction in America, and move on to legal issues, critique, and avoiding the pitfalls of writing. Presented by Springfield City Library’s own Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe. (For Teens) Zoom link to be added soon!

Cosplay Contest and Art Contest - Nov 2-7, see details here.

CONTACT:  Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe  413-263-6828 x395  shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Curbside Pickup Available!

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

CONTACT:    413-263-6828 x213  askalibrarian@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Kindness Month: Chalk the Walk

We'll be busy this November drawing and writing kind words and happy pictures on our library sidewalk. Keep the kindness going! Call the library and schedule a time to pick up your sidewalk chalk, then get to work writing positive messages and drawings in your neighborhood. Take a photo and share it with us!

At the following locations: Brightwood Branch, East Springfield Branch, Indian Orchard Branch, Mason Square Branch

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828 x293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Leaves of Kindness

Help fill our library with leaves of kindness. Pick up your leaf curbside, and add a kind message. At the end of the month, one special leaf will win a drawing for a $15 gift card to an area store. For all ages.

At the following locations: East Forest Park Branch, East Springfield Branch, Mason Square Branch

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Thanksgiving Cards for Meals on Wheels

Enjoy a special family activity while reaching out to your neighbors. Make a curbside appointment to pick up supplies to make Thanksgiving Cards for Meals on Wheels. Use one of our idea templates, or be creative and make your own. Please return your finished cards by Monday November 16, so they can be distributed for the holiday in a safe and timely manner.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Knot Just Knitters Live at Lunchtime - ONLINE
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

To join the program, click here on the Zoom link.

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

Join a lively book discussion with other readers! We will have a video meeting on Zoom, which works best with a smartphone or computer with internet, but calling in via phone is also an option. Please register to receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting. Ages 18+.

Copies of the books will be available for pickup at the East Forest Park branch and most are also available via Hoopla with a Springfield library card. New to Hoopla? Check out this tutorial.

To register or join the email list for this group, contact Grace Larochelle at glarochelle@springfieldlibrary.org

Upcoming titles:

CONTACT:  Grace Larochelle  413-787-6758  glarochelle@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Thursday November 5, 2020
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ChibiCon 2020 Online

THURSDAY EVENTS - Springfield City Library’s celebration of Geek culture is back and better than ever - online! Be sure to follow our Facebook and Instagram which will have a lot more on the con, see complete agenda at our Chibicon web page.

All Day: Avengers Assemble Virtual Escape Room: Do you have what it takes to help the Earth’s Mightiest heroes? Test your skills in our escape room, and help save the world from the forces of evil. (For All Ages) Link to be added soon!

Cosplay Contest and Art Contest - Nov 2-7, see details here.

CONTACT:  Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe  413-263-6828 x395  shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Curbside Pickup Available!

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

CONTACT:    413-263-6828 x213  askalibrarian@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Kindness Month: Chalk the Walk

We'll be busy this November drawing and writing kind words and happy pictures on our library sidewalk. Keep the kindness going! Call the library and schedule a time to pick up your sidewalk chalk, then get to work writing positive messages and drawings in your neighborhood. Take a photo and share it with us!

At the following locations: Brightwood Branch, East Springfield Branch, Indian Orchard Branch, Mason Square Branch

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828 x293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Leaves of Kindness

Help fill our library with leaves of kindness. Pick up your leaf curbside, and add a kind message. At the end of the month, one special leaf will win a drawing for a $15 gift card to an area store. For all ages.

At the following locations: East Forest Park Branch, East Springfield Branch, Mason Square Branch

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Thanksgiving Cards for Meals on Wheels

Enjoy a special family activity while reaching out to your neighbors. Make a curbside appointment to pick up supplies to make Thanksgiving Cards for Meals on Wheels. Use one of our idea templates, or be creative and make your own. Please return your finished cards by Monday November 16, so they can be distributed for the holiday in a safe and timely manner.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Applying for Jobs Online - ONLINE CLASS
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This is a three-part, teleconference series for job seekers. Sign-up for one or all three, the series is perfect for those new to the job market, or recently returning to the job-seeking process. the three classes are:

  1. October 22Creating Resumes
  2. October 29, Online Job Searching
  3. November 5, Applying for Jobs Online

All are Thursday mornings from 11 a.m. to 12 noon via Zoom teleconference. Participants need access to the Internet with a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Each class will include video, discussion, and a special guest speaker involved with employment and career exploration.

Please register at least one week in advance by contacting the librarians at askalibrarian@springfieldlibrary.org, or call 413-263-6828, ext. 213. You may sign-up for individual classes or the whole series.  

This series is supported by United Personnel, and the Friends of the Library. 18+

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413 263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 7 spaces available.
Friday November 6, 2020
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ChibiCon 2020 Online

FRIDAY EVENTS - Springfield City Library’s celebration of Geek culture is back and better than ever - online! Be sure to follow our Facebook and Instagram which will have a lot more on the con, see complete agenda at our Chibicon web page.

10:00-10:30 Stories with Queen Ramonda of Wakanda. Join Actress Denise Cross as she brings the Queen Mother of Wakanda to life to share some favorite stories from around the world. (For Children and Families) Zoom link to be added soon!

2:00-3:00pm A talk with voice actress Danielle McRae. Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be the voice of your favorite characters? How do you get into the voice acting business anyway? Actress Danielle McRae has voiced characters in properties such as League of Legends, Sword Art Online, Pokemon Journeys, and World of Warcraft: Cataclysm.  Come and find out all about the world of voice acting. (For Teens) Zoom link to be added soon!

6:00-7:00 Geek Mad Libs: "Your mom vs the Noobs is on ESPN!” A phrase like this could only come out of an Otaku-themed game of Mad Libs.  Come join the fun as we fill-in-the-blanks and create some memorable stories that may or may not be rooted in reality.  Hosted by McKenzie Barton, manga librarian and staff member of Popculture Anime Con. (For Teens) Zoom link to be added soon!

Cosplay Contest and Art Contest - Nov 2-7, see details here.

CONTACT:  Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe  413-263-6828 x395  shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Curbside Pickup Available!

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

CONTACT:    413-263-6828 x213  askalibrarian@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Kindness Month: Chalk the Walk

We'll be busy this November drawing and writing kind words and happy pictures on our library sidewalk. Keep the kindness going! Call the library and schedule a time to pick up your sidewalk chalk, then get to work writing positive messages and drawings in your neighborhood. Take a photo and share it with us!

At the following locations: Brightwood Branch, East Springfield Branch, Indian Orchard Branch, Mason Square Branch

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828 x293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Leaves of Kindness

Help fill our library with leaves of kindness. Pick up your leaf curbside, and add a kind message. At the end of the month, one special leaf will win a drawing for a $15 gift card to an area store. For all ages.

At the following locations: East Forest Park Branch, East Springfield Branch, Mason Square Branch

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Thanksgiving Cards for Meals on Wheels

Enjoy a special family activity while reaching out to your neighbors. Make a curbside appointment to pick up supplies to make Thanksgiving Cards for Meals on Wheels. Use one of our idea templates, or be creative and make your own. Please return your finished cards by Monday November 16, so they can be distributed for the holiday in a safe and timely manner.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Saturday November 7, 2020
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ChibiCon 2020 Online

SATURDAY EVENTS - Springfield City Library’s celebration of Geek culture is back and better than ever - online! Be sure to follow our Facebook and Instagram which will have a lot more on the con, see complete agenda at our Chibicon web page.

10:00-10:30 Stories with Queen Ramonda of Wakanda. Join Actress Denise Cross as she brings the Queen Mother of Wakanda to life to share some favorite stories from around the world. (For Children and Families) Zoom link to be added soon!

11:00-12:00 Bad Guys Doing Good Work: Charity Cosplaying with the Darkside. Join members of the Alderann Base and the 501st as they talk about Star Wars Cosplay and using your cosplay powers for the good of charity. Alderaan Base and the 501st New England Garrison are the NE contingent of the the International 501st and Rebel Legion organizations which raise money for charity while spreading love of Star Wars. (Teens) Zoom link to be added soon!

2:00-3:00pm A Talk With Voice Actress Kari Wahlgren. Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be the voice of your favorite characters? How do you get into the voice acting business anyway? Actress Kari Wahlgren can be heard in works from Marvel, DC, Disney, Netflix, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and a host of anime and video games.  You may know her as Tayuya in NARUTO, Zatanna in DC Superhero Girls, or Jessica and Rick’s Ship in Rick and Morty. She’s here to talk about the art of voice acting, and to answer your questions! (For Teens) Zoom link to be added soon!

Cosplay Contest and Art Contest - Nov 2-7, see details here.

CONTACT:  Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe  413-263-6828 x395  shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Curbside Pickup Available!

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

CONTACT:    413-263-6828 x213  askalibrarian@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Kindness Month: Chalk the Walk

We'll be busy this November drawing and writing kind words and happy pictures on our library sidewalk. Keep the kindness going! Call the library and schedule a time to pick up your sidewalk chalk, then get to work writing positive messages and drawings in your neighborhood. Take a photo and share it with us!

At the following locations: Brightwood Branch, East Springfield Branch, Indian Orchard Branch, Mason Square Branch

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828 x293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Leaves of Kindness

Help fill our library with leaves of kindness. Pick up your leaf curbside, and add a kind message. At the end of the month, one special leaf will win a drawing for a $15 gift card to an area store. For all ages.

At the following locations: East Forest Park Branch, East Springfield Branch, Mason Square Branch

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Thanksgiving Cards for Meals on Wheels

Enjoy a special family activity while reaching out to your neighbors. Make a curbside appointment to pick up supplies to make Thanksgiving Cards for Meals on Wheels. Use one of our idea templates, or be creative and make your own. Please return your finished cards by Monday November 16, so they can be distributed for the holiday in a safe and timely manner.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Sunday November 8, 2020
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Curbside Pickup Available!

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

CONTACT:    413-263-6828 x213  askalibrarian@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Monday November 9, 2020
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Curbside Pickup Available!

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

CONTACT:    413-263-6828 x213  askalibrarian@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Kindness Month: Chalk the Walk

We'll be busy this November drawing and writing kind words and happy pictures on our library sidewalk. Keep the kindness going! Call the library and schedule a time to pick up your sidewalk chalk, then get to work writing positive messages and drawings in your neighborhood. Take a photo and share it with us!

At the following locations: Brightwood Branch, East Springfield Branch, Indian Orchard Branch, Mason Square Branch

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828 x293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Leaves of Kindness

Help fill our library with leaves of kindness. Pick up your leaf curbside, and add a kind message. At the end of the month, one special leaf will win a drawing for a $15 gift card to an area store. For all ages.

At the following locations: East Forest Park Branch, East Springfield Branch, Mason Square Branch

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Thanksgiving Cards for Meals on Wheels

Enjoy a special family activity while reaching out to your neighbors. Make a curbside appointment to pick up supplies to make Thanksgiving Cards for Meals on Wheels. Use one of our idea templates, or be creative and make your own. Please return your finished cards by Monday November 16, so they can be distributed for the holiday in a safe and timely manner.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Tuesday November 10, 2020
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Curbside Pickup Available!

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

CONTACT:    413-263-6828 x213  askalibrarian@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Kindness Month: Chalk the Walk

We'll be busy this November drawing and writing kind words and happy pictures on our library sidewalk. Keep the kindness going! Call the library and schedule a time to pick up your sidewalk chalk, then get to work writing positive messages and drawings in your neighborhood. Take a photo and share it with us!

At the following locations: Brightwood Branch, East Springfield Branch, Indian Orchard Branch, Mason Square Branch

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828 x293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Leaves of Kindness

Help fill our library with leaves of kindness. Pick up your leaf curbside, and add a kind message. At the end of the month, one special leaf will win a drawing for a $15 gift card to an area store. For all ages.

At the following locations: East Forest Park Branch, East Springfield Branch, Mason Square Branch

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Thanksgiving Cards for Meals on Wheels

Enjoy a special family activity while reaching out to your neighbors. Make a curbside appointment to pick up supplies to make Thanksgiving Cards for Meals on Wheels. Use one of our idea templates, or be creative and make your own. Please return your finished cards by Monday November 16, so they can be distributed for the holiday in a safe and timely manner.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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123 Andrés Online Family Concert / Concierto bilingüe en vivo para familias
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Latin Grammy-winning music duo 123 Andrés are bringing their bilingual tunes and irresistible Latin beats right to your home and will get you up, moving and laughing. Get ready to enjoy catchy tunes, in both Spanish and English, and an interactive show! These events will take place on our Library's Facebook page--no registration required! 123 Andrés is brought to you by the Rose Smith Music Fund.

El dúo musical 123 Andrés, ganador de un Grammy Latino, traerá sus melodías bilingües y sus irresistibles ritmos latinos directamente a su casa y le hará levantarse, moverse y reírse. ¡Prepárese para disfrutar de melodías pegadizas, tanto en español como en inglés, y de un programa interactivo!
Estos eventos se llevarán a cabo en la página de Facebook de nuestra biblioteca -- ¡sin necesidad de registrarse! 123 Andrés se presenta gracias al Fondo de Música Rose Smith.

Tues, Nov 10 at 10am ET
Thurs, Nov 19 at 2pm ET
Tues, Dec 1 at 2pm ET
Thurs, Dec 17 at 10am ET

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828 x444  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Afterthoughts Book Group - ONLINE
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

This month's selection is Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and A Mother's Will to Survive by Stephanie Land (2019) nonfiction. 

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

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 ext 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Thursday November 12, 2020
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Curbside Pickup Available!

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

CONTACT:    413-263-6828 x213  askalibrarian@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Kindness Month: Chalk the Walk

We'll be busy this November drawing and writing kind words and happy pictures on our library sidewalk. Keep the kindness going! Call the library and schedule a time to pick up your sidewalk chalk, then get to work writing positive messages and drawings in your neighborhood. Take a photo and share it with us!

At the following locations: Brightwood Branch, East Springfield Branch, Indian Orchard Branch, Mason Square Branch

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828 x293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Leaves of Kindness

Help fill our library with leaves of kindness. Pick up your leaf curbside, and add a kind message. At the end of the month, one special leaf will win a drawing for a $15 gift card to an area store. For all ages.

At the following locations: East Forest Park Branch, East Springfield Branch, Mason Square Branch

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Thanksgiving Cards for Meals on Wheels

Enjoy a special family activity while reaching out to your neighbors. Make a curbside appointment to pick up supplies to make Thanksgiving Cards for Meals on Wheels. Use one of our idea templates, or be creative and make your own. Please return your finished cards by Monday November 16, so they can be distributed for the holiday in a safe and timely manner.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Friday November 13, 2020
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Curbside Pickup Available!

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

CONTACT:    413-263-6828 x213  askalibrarian@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Kindness Month: Chalk the Walk

We'll be busy this November drawing and writing kind words and happy pictures on our library sidewalk. Keep the kindness going! Call the library and schedule a time to pick up your sidewalk chalk, then get to work writing positive messages and drawings in your neighborhood. Take a photo and share it with us!

At the following locations: Brightwood Branch, East Springfield Branch, Indian Orchard Branch, Mason Square Branch

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828 x293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Leaves of Kindness

Help fill our library with leaves of kindness. Pick up your leaf curbside, and add a kind message. At the end of the month, one special leaf will win a drawing for a $15 gift card to an area store. For all ages.

At the following locations: East Forest Park Branch, East Springfield Branch, Mason Square Branch

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Thanksgiving Cards for Meals on Wheels

Enjoy a special family activity while reaching out to your neighbors. Make a curbside appointment to pick up supplies to make Thanksgiving Cards for Meals on Wheels. Use one of our idea templates, or be creative and make your own. Please return your finished cards by Monday November 16, so they can be distributed for the holiday in a safe and timely manner.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Saturday November 14, 2020
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Curbside Pickup Available!

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

CONTACT:    413-263-6828 x213  askalibrarian@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Kindness Month: Chalk the Walk

We'll be busy this November drawing and writing kind words and happy pictures on our library sidewalk. Keep the kindness going! Call the library and schedule a time to pick up your sidewalk chalk, then get to work writing positive messages and drawings in your neighborhood. Take a photo and share it with us!

At the following locations: Brightwood Branch, East Springfield Branch, Indian Orchard Branch, Mason Square Branch

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828 x293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Leaves of Kindness

Help fill our library with leaves of kindness. Pick up your leaf curbside, and add a kind message. At the end of the month, one special leaf will win a drawing for a $15 gift card to an area store. For all ages.

At the following locations: East Forest Park Branch, East Springfield Branch, Mason Square Branch

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Thanksgiving Cards for Meals on Wheels

Enjoy a special family activity while reaching out to your neighbors. Make a curbside appointment to pick up supplies to make Thanksgiving Cards for Meals on Wheels. Use one of our idea templates, or be creative and make your own. Please return your finished cards by Monday November 16, so they can be distributed for the holiday in a safe and timely manner.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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ONLINE - Write-Up Springfield!
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Creative writers of all types are invited to Write-Up Springfield's monthly meeting of networking, writing exercise, and sharing. Writers share their creative work for feedback and constructive comments from other group members in this interactive workshop. Newcomers welcomed, though please preregister at 413-263-6828, x221 or mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org so we can properly plan. For ages 18 and up.

This is an online Zoom session. Contact librarian Matthew Jaquith for the link to the meeting.

Funding comes from the Friends of the Library and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The group meets on the second Saturday of each month.

CONTACT:  Matthew Vasquez Jaquith  413-263-6828, x221  mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Sunday November 15, 2020
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Curbside Pickup Available!

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

CONTACT:    413-263-6828 x213  askalibrarian@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Monday November 16, 2020
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Curbside Pickup Available!

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

CONTACT:    413-263-6828 x213  askalibrarian@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Leaves of Kindness

Help fill our library with leaves of kindness. Pick up your leaf curbside, and add a kind message. At the end of the month, one special leaf will win a drawing for a $15 gift card to an area store. For all ages.

At the following locations: East Forest Park Branch, East Springfield Branch, Mason Square Branch

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Thanksgiving Cards for Meals on Wheels

Enjoy a special family activity while reaching out to your neighbors. Make a curbside appointment to pick up supplies to make Thanksgiving Cards for Meals on Wheels. Use one of our idea templates, or be creative and make your own. Please return your finished cards by Monday November 16, so they can be distributed for the holiday in a safe and timely manner.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Tuesday November 17, 2020
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Curbside Pickup Available!

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

CONTACT:    413-263-6828 x213  askalibrarian@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Leaves of Kindness

Help fill our library with leaves of kindness. Pick up your leaf curbside, and add a kind message. At the end of the month, one special leaf will win a drawing for a $15 gift card to an area store. For all ages.

At the following locations: East Forest Park Branch, East Springfield Branch, Mason Square Branch

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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What's Cooking Cookbook Club - ONLINE
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

CONTACT:  Gary Pysznik  413-263-6828 x395  gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday November 18, 2020
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Curbside Pickup Available!

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

CONTACT:    413-263-6828 x213  askalibrarian@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Leaves of Kindness

Help fill our library with leaves of kindness. Pick up your leaf curbside, and add a kind message. At the end of the month, one special leaf will win a drawing for a $15 gift card to an area store. For all ages.

At the following locations: East Forest Park Branch, East Springfield Branch, Mason Square Branch

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Knot Just Knitters Live at Lunchtime - ONLINE
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

No registration required, just click on the Zoom link below to join. [link will be added soon]

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Thursday November 19, 2020
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Curbside Pickup Available!

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

CONTACT:    413-263-6828 x213  askalibrarian@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Leaves of Kindness

Help fill our library with leaves of kindness. Pick up your leaf curbside, and add a kind message. At the end of the month, one special leaf will win a drawing for a $15 gift card to an area store. For all ages.

At the following locations: East Forest Park Branch, East Springfield Branch, Mason Square Branch

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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123 Andrés Online Family Concert / Concierto bilingüe en vivo para familias
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Latin Grammy-winning music duo 123 Andrés are bringing their bilingual tunes and irresistible Latin beats right to your home and will get you up, moving and laughing. Get ready to enjoy catchy tunes, in both Spanish and English, and an interactive show! These events will take place on our Library's Facebook page--no registration required! 123 Andrés is brought to you by the Rose Smith Music Fund.

El dúo musical 123 Andrés, ganador de un Grammy Latino, traerá sus melodías bilingües y sus irresistibles ritmos latinos directamente a su casa y le hará levantarse, moverse y reírse. ¡Prepárese para disfrutar de melodías pegadizas, tanto en español como en inglés, y de un programa interactivo!
Estos eventos se llevarán a cabo en la página de Facebook de nuestra biblioteca -- ¡sin necesidad de registrarse! 123 Andrés se presenta gracias al Fondo de Música Rose Smith.
 

Tues, Nov 10 at 10am ET
Thurs, Nov 19 at 2pm ET
Tues, Dec 1 at 2pm ET
Thurs, Dec 17 at 10am ET

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828 x444  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Friday November 20, 2020
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Curbside Pickup Available!

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

CONTACT:    413-263-6828 x213  askalibrarian@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Leaves of Kindness

Help fill our library with leaves of kindness. Pick up your leaf curbside, and add a kind message. At the end of the month, one special leaf will win a drawing for a $15 gift card to an area store. For all ages.

At the following locations: East Forest Park Branch, East Springfield Branch, Mason Square Branch

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
 
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Now You're Cooking! - ONLINE
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Calling all cooks! Discuss and share your favorite recipes and cooking tips online in this social cooking club. Newcomers are always welcomed. 18+

This group meets online, mostly with email. For more information and to join, please contact Reggie Wilson at rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Saturday November 21, 2020
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Curbside Pickup Available!

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

CONTACT:    413-263-6828 x213  askalibrarian@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Leaves of Kindness

Help fill our library with leaves of kindness. Pick up your leaf curbside, and add a kind message. At the end of the month, one special leaf will win a drawing for a $15 gift card to an area store. For all ages.

At the following locations: East Forest Park Branch, East Springfield Branch, Mason Square Branch

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
Sunday November 22, 2020
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Curbside Pickup Available!

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

CONTACT:    413-263-6828 x213  askalibrarian@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Monday November 23, 2020
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Curbside Pickup Available!

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

CONTACT:    413-263-6828 x213  askalibrarian@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Leaves of Kindness

Help fill our library with leaves of kindness. Pick up your leaf curbside, and add a kind message. At the end of the month, one special leaf will win a drawing for a $15 gift card to an area store. For all ages.

At the following locations: East Forest Park Branch, East Springfield Branch, Mason Square Branch

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
Tuesday November 24, 2020
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Curbside Pickup Available!

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

CONTACT:    413-263-6828 x213  askalibrarian@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Leaves of Kindness

Help fill our library with leaves of kindness. Pick up your leaf curbside, and add a kind message. At the end of the month, one special leaf will win a drawing for a $15 gift card to an area store. For all ages.

At the following locations: East Forest Park Branch, East Springfield Branch, Mason Square Branch

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
Wednesday November 25, 2020
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Curbside Pickup Available!

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

CONTACT:    413-263-6828 x213  askalibrarian@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Leaves of Kindness

Help fill our library with leaves of kindness. Pick up your leaf curbside, and add a kind message. At the end of the month, one special leaf will win a drawing for a $15 gift card to an area store. For all ages.

At the following locations: East Forest Park Branch, East Springfield Branch, Mason Square Branch

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
Friday November 27, 2020
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Curbside Pickup Available!

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

CONTACT:    413-263-6828 x213  askalibrarian@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Leaves of Kindness

Help fill our library with leaves of kindness. Pick up your leaf curbside, and add a kind message. At the end of the month, one special leaf will win a drawing for a $15 gift card to an area store. For all ages.

At the following locations: East Forest Park Branch, East Springfield Branch, Mason Square Branch

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
Saturday November 28, 2020
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Curbside Pickup Available!

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

CONTACT:    413-263-6828 x213  askalibrarian@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Leaves of Kindness

Help fill our library with leaves of kindness. Pick up your leaf curbside, and add a kind message. At the end of the month, one special leaf will win a drawing for a $15 gift card to an area store. For all ages.

At the following locations: East Forest Park Branch, East Springfield Branch, Mason Square Branch

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
Sunday November 29, 2020
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Curbside Pickup Available!

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

CONTACT:    413-263-6828 x213  askalibrarian@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Monday November 30, 2020
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Curbside Pickup Available!

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

CONTACT:    413-263-6828 x213  askalibrarian@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Leaves of Kindness

Help fill our library with leaves of kindness. Pick up your leaf curbside, and add a kind message. At the end of the month, one special leaf will win a drawing for a $15 gift card to an area store. For all ages.

At the following locations: East Forest Park Branch, East Springfield Branch, Mason Square Branch

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Some Library Locations
Tuesday December 1, 2020
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Curbside Pickup Available!

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

CONTACT:    413-263-6828 x213  askalibrarian@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Mitten Tree

Donations of new mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves may be brought to curbside delivery at any library location during curbside hours. Sealed and unopened hygiene products are also welcome Donated items will be distributed throughout Springfield in mid-December and early January. Thank you!

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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123 Andrés Online Family Concert / Concierto bilingüe en vivo para familias
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Latin Grammy-winning music duo 123 Andrés are bringing their bilingual tunes and irresistible Latin beats right to your home and will get you up, moving and laughing. Get ready to enjoy catchy tunes, in both Spanish and English, and an interactive show! These events will take place on our Library's Facebook page--no registration required! 123 Andrés is brought to you by the Rose Smith Music Fund.

El dúo musical 123 Andrés, ganador de un Grammy Latino, traerá sus melodías bilingües y sus irresistibles ritmos latinos directamente a su casa y le hará levantarse, moverse y reírse. ¡Prepárese para disfrutar de melodías pegadizas, tanto en español como en inglés, y de un programa interactivo!
Estos eventos se llevarán a cabo en la página de Facebook de nuestra biblioteca -- ¡sin necesidad de registrarse! 123 Andrés se presenta gracias al Fondo de Música Rose Smith.

Tues, Nov 10 at 10am ET
Thurs, Nov 19 at 2pm ET
Tues, Dec 1 at 2pm ET
Thurs, Dec 17 at 10am ET

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828 x444  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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U.S. History and Media Discussion Group - ONLINE
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

If you love United States history then this is the group for you.  The group reviews books, documentaries, and U.S. history topics in an on-going email discussion.  Newcomers are always welcomed! 18+

During the pandemic, this group has gone online. For more information and to join, please contact Reggie Wilson at rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday December 2, 2020
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Curbside Pickup Available!

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

CONTACT:    413-263-6828 x213  askalibrarian@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Mitten Tree

Donations of new mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves may be brought to curbside delivery at any library location during curbside hours. Sealed and unopened hygiene products are also welcome Donated items will be distributed throughout Springfield in mid-December and early January. Thank you!

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Knot Just Knitters Live at Lunchtime - ONLINE
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

No registration required, just click on the Zoom link below to join. [link will be added soon]

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

Join a lively book discussion with other readers! We will have a video meeting on Zoom, which works best with a smartphone or computer with internet, but calling in via phone is also an option. Please register to receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting. Ages 18+.

Copies of the books will be available for pickup at the East Forest Park branch and most are also available via Hoopla with a Springfield library card. New to Hoopla? Check out this tutorial.

To register or join the email list for this group, contact Grace Larochelle at glarochelle@springfieldlibrary.org

The book for 12/2/2020 is: The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo (ebook or audiobook on Hoopla).

CONTACT:  Grace Larochelle  413-787-6758  glarochelle@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Thursday December 3, 2020
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Curbside Pickup Available!

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

CONTACT:    413-263-6828 x213  askalibrarian@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Mitten Tree

Donations of new mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves may be brought to curbside delivery at any library location during curbside hours. Sealed and unopened hygiene products are also welcome Donated items will be distributed throughout Springfield in mid-December and early January. Thank you!

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Friday December 4, 2020
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Curbside Pickup Available!

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

CONTACT:    413-263-6828 x213  askalibrarian@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Mitten Tree

Donations of new mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves may be brought to curbside delivery at any library location during curbside hours. Sealed and unopened hygiene products are also welcome Donated items will be distributed throughout Springfield in mid-December and early January. Thank you!

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Saturday December 5, 2020
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Curbside Pickup Available!

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

CONTACT:    413-263-6828 x213  askalibrarian@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Mitten Tree

Donations of new mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves may be brought to curbside delivery at any library location during curbside hours. Sealed and unopened hygiene products are also welcome Donated items will be distributed throughout Springfield in mid-December and early January. Thank you!

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Monday December 7, 2020
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Mitten Tree

Donations of new mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves may be brought to curbside delivery at any library location during curbside hours. Sealed and unopened hygiene products are also welcome Donated items will be distributed throughout Springfield in mid-December and early January. Thank you!

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Tuesday December 8, 2020
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Mitten Tree

Donations of new mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves may be brought to curbside delivery at any library location during curbside hours. Sealed and unopened hygiene products are also welcome Donated items will be distributed throughout Springfield in mid-December and early January. Thank you!

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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ONLINE - Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

This month's selection is Little Faith by Nickolas Butler (2019) fiction. 

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

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 ext 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday December 9, 2020
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Mitten Tree

Donations of new mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves may be brought to curbside delivery at any library location during curbside hours. Sealed and unopened hygiene products are also welcome Donated items will be distributed throughout Springfield in mid-December and early January. Thank you!

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Knot Just Knitters Live at Lunchtime - ONLINE
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

No registration required, just click on the Zoom link below to join. [link will be added soon]

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Thursday December 10, 2020
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Mitten Tree

Donations of new mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves may be brought to curbside delivery at any library location during curbside hours. Sealed and unopened hygiene products are also welcome Donated items will be distributed throughout Springfield in mid-December and early January. Thank you!

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Friday December 11, 2020
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Mitten Tree

Donations of new mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves may be brought to curbside delivery at any library location during curbside hours. Sealed and unopened hygiene products are also welcome Donated items will be distributed throughout Springfield in mid-December and early January. Thank you!

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Saturday December 12, 2020
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Mitten Tree

Donations of new mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves may be brought to curbside delivery at any library location during curbside hours. Sealed and unopened hygiene products are also welcome Donated items will be distributed throughout Springfield in mid-December and early January. Thank you!

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Monday December 14, 2020
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Mitten Tree

Donations of new mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves may be brought to curbside delivery at any library location during curbside hours. Sealed and unopened hygiene products are also welcome Donated items will be distributed throughout Springfield in mid-December and early January. Thank you!

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Tuesday December 15, 2020
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Mitten Tree

Donations of new mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves may be brought to curbside delivery at any library location during curbside hours. Sealed and unopened hygiene products are also welcome Donated items will be distributed throughout Springfield in mid-December and early January. Thank you!

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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What's Cooking Cookbook Club - ONLINE
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

CONTACT:  Gary Pysznik  413-263-6828 x395  gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday December 16, 2020
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Mitten Tree

Donations of new mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves may be brought to curbside delivery at any library location during curbside hours. Sealed and unopened hygiene products are also welcome Donated items will be distributed throughout Springfield in mid-December and early January. Thank you!

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Knot Just Knitters Live at Lunchtime - ONLINE
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

No registration required, just click on the Zoom link below to join. [link will be added soon]

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Thursday December 17, 2020
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Mitten Tree

Donations of new mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves may be brought to curbside delivery at any library location during curbside hours. Sealed and unopened hygiene products are also welcome Donated items will be distributed throughout Springfield in mid-December and early January. Thank you!

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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123 Andrés Online Family Concert / Concierto bilingüe en vivo para familias
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Latin Grammy-winning music duo 123 Andrés are bringing their bilingual tunes and irresistible Latin beats right to your home and will get you up, moving and laughing. Get ready to enjoy catchy tunes, in both Spanish and English, and an interactive show! These events will take place on our Library's Facebook page--no registration required! 123 Andrés is brought to you by the Rose Smith Music Fund.

El dúo musical 123 Andrés, ganador de un Grammy Latino, traerá sus melodías bilingües y sus irresistibles ritmos latinos directamente a su casa y le hará levantarse, moverse y reírse. ¡Prepárese para disfrutar de melodías pegadizas, tanto en español como en inglés, y de un programa interactivo!
Estos eventos se llevarán a cabo en la página de Facebook de nuestra biblioteca -- ¡sin necesidad de registrarse! 123 Andrés se presenta gracias al Fondo de Música Rose Smith.

Tues, Nov 10 at 10am ET
Thurs, Nov 19 at 2pm ET
Tues, Dec 1 at 2pm ET
Thurs, Dec 17 at 10am ET

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828 x444  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Friday December 18, 2020
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Mitten Tree

Donations of new mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves may be brought to curbside delivery at any library location during curbside hours. Sealed and unopened hygiene products are also welcome Donated items will be distributed throughout Springfield in mid-December and early January. Thank you!

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Now You're Cooking! - ONLINE
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Calling all cooks! Discuss and share your favorite recipes and cooking tips online in this social cooking club. Newcomers are always welcomed. 18+

This group meets online, mostly with email. For more information and to join the group, please contact Reggie Wilson at rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Saturday December 19, 2020
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Mitten Tree

Donations of new mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves may be brought to curbside delivery at any library location during curbside hours. Sealed and unopened hygiene products are also welcome Donated items will be distributed throughout Springfield in mid-December and early January. Thank you!

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Monday December 21, 2020
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Mitten Tree

Donations of new mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves may be brought to curbside delivery at any library location during curbside hours. Sealed and unopened hygiene products are also welcome Donated items will be distributed throughout Springfield in mid-December and early January. Thank you!

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Tuesday December 22, 2020
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Mitten Tree

Donations of new mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves may be brought to curbside delivery at any library location during curbside hours. Sealed and unopened hygiene products are also welcome Donated items will be distributed throughout Springfield in mid-December and early January. Thank you!

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Wednesday December 23, 2020
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Mitten Tree

Donations of new mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves may be brought to curbside delivery at any library location during curbside hours. Sealed and unopened hygiene products are also welcome Donated items will be distributed throughout Springfield in mid-December and early January. Thank you!

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Saturday December 26, 2020
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Mitten Tree

Donations of new mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves may be brought to curbside delivery at any library location during curbside hours. Sealed and unopened hygiene products are also welcome Donated items will be distributed throughout Springfield in mid-December and early January. Thank you!

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Monday December 28, 2020
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Mitten Tree

Donations of new mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves may be brought to curbside delivery at any library location during curbside hours. Sealed and unopened hygiene products are also welcome Donated items will be distributed throughout Springfield in mid-December and early January. Thank you!

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Tuesday December 29, 2020
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Mitten Tree

Donations of new mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves may be brought to curbside delivery at any library location during curbside hours. Sealed and unopened hygiene products are also welcome Donated items will be distributed throughout Springfield in mid-December and early January. Thank you!

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Wednesday December 30, 2020
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Mitten Tree

Donations of new mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves may be brought to curbside delivery at any library location during curbside hours. Sealed and unopened hygiene products are also welcome Donated items will be distributed throughout Springfield in mid-December and early January. Thank you!

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Thursday December 31, 2020
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Mitten Tree

Donations of new mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves may be brought to curbside delivery at any library location during curbside hours. Sealed and unopened hygiene products are also welcome Donated items will be distributed throughout Springfield in mid-December and early January. Thank you!

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Tuesday January 12, 2021
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ONLINE - Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

This month's selection is Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (2017) fiction. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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