Tuesday January 21, 2020 - Friday January 24, 2020
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Clay Hands

Create a sculptural hand dish that's the perfect size for holding keys, jewelry or trinkets on your dresser. Call the East Forest Park Branch at (413) 263-6836, or email the Digital Services Librarian at DIrizarry-Fields@SpringfieldLibrary.org to register. All Ages.

CONTACT:  Deanna Irizarry-Fields  413-505-0107  DIrizarry-Fields@SpringfieldLibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
Friday January 24, 2020
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Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Forest Park
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  East Forest Park  413-263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Children's Room
 
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Pine Point Minecrafters
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. Meets Every Friday | Ages 8-18

CONTACT:  Library Express at Pine Point  413-263-6855  akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
 
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Clay Creations
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

It's time to get creative! Stop in to make a clay creation using air-dry clay. Paint last week's creation or make another one! Supplies are limited so come early. Recommended for ages 6+. 

CONTACT:  Maxine Girard  413-263-6855  mgirard@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
 
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Clay Creations
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

It's time to get creative! Stop in to make a clay creation using air-dry clay. Paint last week's creation or make another one! Supplies are limited so come early. Recommended for ages 6+. 

CONTACT:  Trish LaBroad  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Saturday January 25, 2020
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Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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Learn Origami with Valley Folds
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Explore the ancient Japanese art of origami with an experienced teacher. We typically teach beginner through intermediate although all levels of experience are welcome. Origami paper is provided. Come fold paper with us! This workshop is intended for ages 8- through adults. Younger children may participate assisted by an adult. Usually meets the third Saturday of the month from noon to 2 p.m. Please call 263-6858 or check www.springfieldlibrary.org to confirm dates.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Indian Orchard Minecraft Club
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips!  Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Every Saturday | 12:00 - 2:30 PM | Ages 8 and up

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Monday January 27, 2020 - Tuesday January 28, 2020
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Clay Hands

Create a sculptural hand dish that's the perfect size for holding keys, jewelry or trinkets on your dresser. Call the East Forest Park Branch at (413) 263-6836, or email the Digital Services Librarian at DIrizarry-Fields@SpringfieldLibrary.org to register. All Ages.

CONTACT:  Deanna Irizarry-Fields  413-505-0107  DIrizarry-Fields@SpringfieldLibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
Monday January 27, 2020 - Saturday February 8, 2020
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Valentines For Vets

Enjoy a special family activity while honoring local veterans.  Youth and their families are welcome to drop in at any location to make a Valentine card for residents of the Holyoke Soldiers Home. The library provides all the materials and will hand deliver your homemade creation in time for the holiday.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 2636828 x293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Monday January 27, 2020
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Family Storytime at Indian Orchard
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children.  Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Every Monday | Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Attention Lego enthusiasts!  Drop in for freestyle building, meeting new friends, and browsing the library's many Lego-themed books. This program is ideal for children ages 5-10, but all are welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Tuesday January 28, 2020
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Toddler Art Club
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for a toddler art group every Tuesday morning at the Forest Park Branch Library. Every week, we'll do a new simple craft to get your toddler thinking creatively and using their basic motor skills. It's time to get messy! Ages 2-5. Siblings welcome.

No registration required, just drop-in any time during the program. An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  4132636843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Every Tuesday | Ages birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Taste Test Tuesday
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop in every other Tuesday to taste test bizarre flavors of popular snacks and sometimes even snacks from around the world! Ages 10-17.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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LEGO Club at Indian Orchard
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Do you love LEGOS? Join us for building fun! Share your ideas and brick vision with other LEGO lovers- let your imagination run wild! Put your creation on display in our LEGO cabinent.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Wednesday January 29, 2020
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Playgroup at Mason Square
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Calling all parents with children birth to 5 years old. We invite you, along with your children, for a fun filled hour of stories, songs and gross motor play. No sign-up required, just drop in! In conjunction with Home City Families. Recommended for ages birth-5 years old, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. No requiere inscripción previa. Plazas limitadas a 12 niños con un adulto.

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. No registration required. Space is limited to 12. Every Wednesday, ages 12 months - 6 years

CONTACT:  Brightwood  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Wednesday Crafternoon
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Come to the library and create something awesome! We'll provide all the supplies you need to make a different craft each week. Every Wednesday afternoon from 3:00 - 4:30pm. Ages 5-11. 

CONTACT:  Mayra Quinones  (413)263-6805  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Picture This: Tween Phone Photography Workshop
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Tweens, join us for a workshop series on cell phone photography. Sessions will include how to take better photos, playing with bookface (Google it!), and games. Snacks provided! Ages 11-13

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6828 x201  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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LEGO Club at Pine Point
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Join us each week as we have fun while strengthening creativity and engineering skills with LEGO. Every Wednesday | Ages 5-10

CONTACT:  Library Express at Pine Point  413-263-6855  
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
Thursday January 30, 2020
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Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Springfield Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 AM | Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6840  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Come join us for fun and learning at a playgroup.  Meet other families, chat with the librarian about great books for your child, enjoy the toys in our Activity Center, try out art projects, and so much more!  An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.  No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Crafts, Snacks, and Podcasts
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join us in the Children’s Activity Room at the Central Library as we explore what podcasts are, and listen to a variety of topics, from fictional stories to the workings of science. There will be crafts to make and snacks to eat as we listen.

CONTACT:  Theresa Boulrice  413-263-6828 ext 201  tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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STEM for Kids!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Is your child interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math? Join us each week to learn about the STEM field while playing games, completing challenges, and making friends. Children will work together on projects and learn skills related to computer programming, map making, architecture, measuring, and much more! Ages 8-12, under 7 with adult supervision.

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6858  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Family Puzzle Night
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us for Family Puzzle Night! Come explore a variety of puzzles. We'll have jigsaw puzzles, tangrams, crosswords and make your own puzzles. 

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  4132636853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom
Friday January 31, 2020
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Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Forest Park
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  East Forest Park  413-263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Children's Room
 
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Pine Point Minecrafters
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. Meets Every Friday | Ages 8-18

CONTACT:  Library Express at Pine Point  413-263-6855  akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday February 1, 2020 - Thursday February 13, 2020
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Count the Candy Hearts

How many candy hearts are in the jar? Check out an item and make your best guess! The person who comes closest wins all the candy hearts and another surprise!

CONTACT:  Maureen Tipton  413-263-6836  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Children's Room
Saturday February 1, 2020 - Friday February 14, 2020
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Valentine's Day Card Making

Celebrate Valentine's Day by making a card for someone you love! Ages 5+

CONTACT:  Maureen Tipton  413-263-6836  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Children's Room
Saturday February 1, 2020
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Tai Chi for Everyone
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Tai Chi is a slow motion, low impact form of exercise suitable for people of any age. It is often referred to as “moving meditation” and has been practiced in the Far East for thousands of years. Enjoy its graceful flow, and experience the benefits it can bring to balance, coordination, focus, and calm. Class will be instructed by Certified Tai Chi Instructor Dr. Emanuel Brown. Meets on the 1st Saturday of every month | Ages 10 and up

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

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6840  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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Groundhog Day Story Time
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Will Punxsutawny Phil see his shadow on Groundhog Day? Come celebrate with groundhog stories, crafts and activities. For ages 5-10 and their families. 

CONTACT:  Kate Potapova  (413) 263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Read to Cadence the Dog
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Read to Cadence - Megan Marshall, a volunteer from Bright Spot Reading Buddies, will bring her dog Cadence to the library to have children read to her. She will be at the library the first Saturday of each month from 11:30am-12:20pm. Kids ages 4-10 must sign up for a 10 minute slot to read to her friendly, furry companion. Bring a favorite picture book or a chapter book to read to Cadence. This program is designed to help kids gain confidence and reduce anxiety about reading.

Register for a slot by calling 413-263-6858 or signing up on line at this link: https://www.springfieldlibrary.org/library/read-to-cadence-the-dog-at-sixteen-acres/

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Indian Orchard Minecraft Club
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips!  Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Every Saturday | 12:00 - 2:30 PM | Ages 8 and up

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Lunch Bunch
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  4132636843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Monday February 3, 2020
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Family Storytime at Indian Orchard
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children.  Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Every Monday | Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Attention Lego enthusiasts!  Drop in for freestyle building, meeting new friends, and browsing the library's many Lego-themed books. This program is ideal for children ages 5-10, but all are welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Tuesday February 4, 2020
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Toddler Art Club
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for a toddler art group every Tuesday morning at the Forest Park Branch Library. Every week, we'll do a new simple craft to get your toddler thinking creatively and using their basic motor skills. It's time to get messy! Ages 2-5. Siblings welcome.

No registration required, just drop-in any time during the program. An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  4132636843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Every Tuesday | Ages birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Art Party!
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us for Art Party, where we will make art with different surprise supplies each week. See what you can create! Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. All ages.

CONTACT:  Sara Deignan  4132636853  sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Taste Test Tuesday
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop in every other Tuesday to taste test bizarre flavors of popular snacks and sometimes even snacks from around the world! Ages 10-17.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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LEGO Club at Indian Orchard
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Do you love LEGOS? Join us for building fun! Share your ideas and brick vision with other LEGO lovers- let your imagination run wild! Put your creation on display in our LEGO cabinent.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Phineas & Ferb, the Movie, Across the Second Dimension
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Please join us for a showing of Disney's fun animated action and adventure, Phineas & Ferb, the Movie, Across the Second Dimension.  IMBD site states: "Perry's worst fear comes true when Phineas and Ferb find out that he is in fact Secret Agent P, but that soon pales in comparison during a trip to the 2nd dimension where Perry finds out that Dr. Doofenshmirtz is truly evil and successful."   Rated G.  This program is intended for families, children and teens. Light refreshments will be served.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday February 5, 2020
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Playgroup at Mason Square
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Calling all parents with children birth to 5 years old. We invite you, along with your children, for a fun filled hour of stories, songs and gross motor play. No sign-up required, just drop in! In conjunction with Home City Families. Recommended for ages birth-5 years old, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. No requiere inscripción previa. Plazas limitadas a 12 niños con un adulto.

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. No registration required. Space is limited to 12. Every Wednesday, ages 12 months - 6 years

CONTACT:  Brightwood  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Wednesday Crafternoon
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Come to the library and create something awesome! We'll provide all the supplies you need to make a different craft each week. Every Wednesday afternoon from 3:00 - 4:30pm. Ages 5-11. 

CONTACT:  Mayra Quinones  (413)263-6805  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Wednesday Crafternoon
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us on the first Wednesday of every month in the Indian Orchard Children's Room and make something crafty! All ages.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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LEGO Club at Pine Point
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Join us each week as we have fun while strengthening creativity and engineering skills with LEGO. Every Wednesday | Ages 5-10

CONTACT:  Library Express at Pine Point  413-263-6855  
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
Thursday February 6, 2020
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Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Springfield Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 AM | Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6840  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Come join us for fun and learning at a playgroup.  Meet other families, chat with the librarian about great books for your child, enjoy the toys in our Activity Center, try out art projects, and so much more!  An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.  No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Crafts, Snacks, and Podcasts
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join us in the Children’s Activity Room at the Central Library as we explore what podcasts are, and listen to a variety of topics, from fictional stories to the workings of science. There will be crafts to make and snacks to eat as we listen.

CONTACT:  Theresa Boulrice  413-263-6828 ext 201  tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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STEM for Kids!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Is your child interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math? Join us each week to learn about the STEM field while playing games, completing challenges, and making friends. Children will work together on projects and learn skills related to computer programming, map making, architecture, measuring, and much more! Ages 8-12, under 7 with adult supervision.

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6858  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Friday February 7, 2020
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Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Forest Park
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  East Forest Park  413-263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Children's Room
 
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Pine Point Minecrafters
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. Meets Every Friday | Ages 8-18

CONTACT:  Library Express at Pine Point  413-263-6855  akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday February 8, 2020
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Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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Indian Orchard Minecraft Club
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips!  Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Every Saturday | 12:00 - 2:30 PM | Ages 8 and up

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Monday February 10, 2020 - Saturday February 22, 2020
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Scavenger Hunt!

Love scavenger hunts? The library has a different scavenger hunt every month! Pick up a clue sheet at the desk. When you find all the clues, you can pick a prize from our treasure box! During open hours.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  4132636828   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Monday February 10, 2020
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Family Storytime at Indian Orchard
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children.  Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Every Monday | Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Attention Lego enthusiasts!  Drop in for freestyle building, meeting new friends, and browsing the library's many Lego-themed books. This program is ideal for children ages 5-10, but all are welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Tuesday February 11, 2020
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Toddler Art Club
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for a toddler art group every Tuesday morning at the Forest Park Branch Library. Every week, we'll do a new simple craft to get your toddler thinking creatively and using their basic motor skills. It's time to get messy! Ages 2-5. Siblings welcome.

No registration required, just drop-in any time during the program. An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  4132636843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Think Outside the Box: Homeschool Geometry
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Homeschool familes with children aged 8-12 are welcome to join us for this 7-week bilingual exploration of geometry. Sessions will include Angles, Quadrilaterals, Polygons, Symmetry, Fractals, and more!

Familias que educacan en el hogar con niños de 8 a 12 años pueden unirse a nosotros para esta exploración bilingüe de geometría por 7 semanas. ¡Las sesiones incluirán ángulos, cuadriláteros, polígonos, simetría, fractales y más!

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6828 x201  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Every Tuesday | Ages birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Art Party!
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us for Art Party, where we will make art with different surprise supplies each week. See what you can create! Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. All ages.

CONTACT:  Sara Deignan  4132636853  sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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LEGO Club at Indian Orchard
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Do you love LEGOS? Join us for building fun! Share your ideas and brick vision with other LEGO lovers- let your imagination run wild! Put your creation on display in our LEGO cabinent.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Wednesday February 12, 2020
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Playgroup at Mason Square
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Calling all parents with children birth to 5 years old. We invite you, along with your children, for a fun filled hour of stories, songs and gross motor play. No sign-up required, just drop in! In conjunction with Home City Families. Recommended for ages birth-5 years old, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. No requiere inscripción previa. Plazas limitadas a 12 niños con un adulto.

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. No registration required. Space is limited to 12. Every Wednesday, ages 12 months - 6 years

CONTACT:  Brightwood  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Wednesday Crafternoon
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Come to the library and create something awesome! We'll provide all the supplies you need to make a different craft each week. Every Wednesday afternoon from 3:00 - 4:30pm. Ages 5-11. 

CONTACT:  Mayra Quinones  (413)263-6805  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Wednesday Crafternoon
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Stop by and make a fun craft! 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. Ages 5-12.

CONTACT:  Maxine Girard  413-263-6855  mgirard@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
 
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Comics Club
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Do you wait on the edge of your seat for the next Marvel movie? Do you think Mikasa Akkaman from AOT is the coolest character in anime? Then this is the club for you! Join us here at East Springfield as we share our favorites in anime, manga, and American comics. The club will meet every month on the second Wednesday from 4:30-5:30. Members will help shape how the club progresses, and what events we hold every month! Come and geek out with us! For Teens and Tweens 11+

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  4132636840  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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LEGO Club at Pine Point
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Join us each week as we have fun while strengthening creativity and engineering skills with LEGO. Every Wednesday | Ages 5-10

CONTACT:  Library Express at Pine Point  413-263-6855  
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
 
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Family Craft Night
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Tricia LaBroad  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Thursday February 13, 2020
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Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Springfield Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 AM | Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6840  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Come join us for fun and learning at a playgroup.  Meet other families, chat with the librarian about great books for your child, enjoy the toys in our Activity Center, try out art projects, and so much more!  An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.  No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Crafts, Snacks, and Podcasts
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join us in the Children’s Activity Room at the Central Library as we explore what podcasts are, and listen to a variety of topics, from fictional stories to the workings of science. There will be crafts to make and snacks to eat as we listen.

CONTACT:  Theresa Boulrice  413-263-6828 ext 201  tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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B-I-N-G-O!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Bring the whole family for a fun evening of BINGO, where everyone's a winner! All ages family fun.

CONTACT:  Laura Normand    lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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STEM for Kids!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Is your child interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math? Join us each week to learn about the STEM field while playing games, completing challenges, and making friends. Children will work together on projects and learn skills related to computer programming, map making, architecture, measuring, and much more! Ages 8-12, under 7 with adult supervision.

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6858  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Friday February 14, 2020
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Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Forest Park
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  East Forest Park  413-263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Children's Room
 
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Pine Point Minecrafters
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. Meets Every Friday | Ages 8-18

CONTACT:  Library Express at Pine Point  413-263-6855  akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
 
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Valentine's Day Card Making
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Celebrate Valentine's Day by making a card for someone you love! Ages 5+

CONTACT:  Maxine Girard  413-263-6855  mgirard@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
 
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Valentine's Day Card Making
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Celebrate Valentine's Day by making a card for someone you love! Ages 5+

CONTACT:  Haydee Hodis  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Valentine's Day Cupcake Decorating Party
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Families are invited to come and decorate cupcakes in celebration of Valentine's Day. We'll supply the frosting, candies, sprinkles and more.

CONTACT:  Maureen Tipton  413-726-8656  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Children's Room
Saturday February 15, 2020
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Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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Indian Orchard Minecraft Club
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips!  Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Every Saturday | 12:00 - 2:30 PM | Ages 8 and up

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Tuesday February 18, 2020 - Saturday February 22, 2020
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Life-Size Candy Land

The Children's Room has transformed into Candy Land. Become a life size game piece and move cautiously and cleverly along the rainbow path, through the Peppermint Forest and around the Molasses Swamp. Find the candy castle and collect a candy prize!
Families are invited to participate all week long.

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828 x201  esulzycki@gmail.com
LOCATION: Central Library
Tuesday February 18, 2020 - Saturday February 29, 2020
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Make It: Egg Carton Heads

Create decorative masks with egg cartons. Cut different facial features, and add designs and paint. Clean and empty egg carton from home can help, though the library will offer supplies too. Teens and adults. Sign-up with librarian Deanna so she has the necessary supplies. Call 413-263-6838 or email dirzarry-fields@springfieldlibrary.org

CONTACT:  Deanna Irizarry-Fields  413-505-0107  DIrizarry-Fields@SpringfieldLibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
Tuesday February 18, 2020
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Toddler Art Club
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for a toddler art group every Tuesday morning at the Forest Park Branch Library. Every week, we'll do a new simple craft to get your toddler thinking creatively and using their basic motor skills. It's time to get messy! Ages 2-5. Siblings welcome.

No registration required, just drop-in any time during the program. An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  4132636843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Think Outside the Box: Homeschool Geometry
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Homeschool familes with children aged 8-12 are welcome to join us for this 7-week bilingual exploration of geometry. Sessions will include Angles, Quadrilaterals, Polygons, Symmetry, Fractals, and more!

Familias que educacan en el hogar con niños de 8 a 12 años pueden unirse a nosotros para esta exploración bilingüe de geometría por 7 semanas. ¡Las sesiones incluirán ángulos, cuadriláteros, polígonos, simetría, fractales y más!

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6828 x201  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Every Tuesday | Ages birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Hot Chocolate Taste Test
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

What is the best hot chocolate you've ever tasted? Join us as we try several different mixes, milk options, and marshmallow toppings to find the best. YOU get to be the judge! This program is for children, teens, and families.

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Art Party!
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us for Art Party, where we will make art with different surprise supplies each week. See what you can create! Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. All ages.

CONTACT:  Sara Deignan  4132636853  sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Taste Test Tuesday
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop in every other Tuesday to taste test bizarre flavors of popular snacks and sometimes even snacks from around the world! Ages 10-17.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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LEGO Club at Indian Orchard
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Do you love LEGOS? Join us for building fun! Share your ideas and brick vision with other LEGO lovers- let your imagination run wild! Put your creation on display in our LEGO cabinent.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Wednesday February 19, 2020
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Playgroup at Mason Square
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Calling all parents with children birth to 5 years old. We invite you, along with your children, for a fun filled hour of stories, songs and gross motor play. No sign-up required, just drop in! In conjunction with Home City Families. Recommended for ages birth-5 years old, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Wednesday Crafternoon
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Did you miss one of our Crafternoons? Here is your chance to make a stained glass butterfly or bird, or paint with stickers, or create with Model Magic. Drop by the Community Room and make some art. For tweens and teens ages 10-18. From 1-3 pm. For more information please call 413.263.6846.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
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Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. No requiere inscripción previa. Plazas limitadas a 12 niños con un adulto.

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. No registration required. Space is limited to 12. Every Wednesday, ages 12 months - 6 years

CONTACT:  Brightwood  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Minute to Win It!
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Minute to Win It is back! Join your friends from the community and try to complete a variety of challenges using common household items in a minute. Recommended for ages 7-12. 2:00-4:00pm.

CONTACT:  Maxine Girard  413-263-6855  mgirard@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
 
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Escape the Room
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Can you escape the room? Work together with a group to follow the clues and solve the puzzles! Ages 8 - 14.

CONTACT:  Sara Deignan  4132636853  sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Wednesday Crafternoon
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Come to the library and create something awesome! We'll provide all the supplies you need to make a different craft each week. Every Wednesday afternoon from 3:00 - 4:30pm. Ages 5-11. 

CONTACT:  Mayra Quinones  (413)263-6805  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Zoo on the Go
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Zoo on the Go is an exciting, hands-on program that is an interactive, fun and educational way for children and adults to learn about a wide variety of mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians etc. Knowledgeable Zoo staff will lead you through a presentation of each Zoo animal's background, diet, habitats, and more! All ages.

CONTACT:  Maureen Tipton  413-263-6836  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room
 
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American Girl Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Based on the American Girl Books! Make a craft and enjoy a snack based on the time period of the girl chosen each month! Ages 6-14. Pre-registration is encouraged.

LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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LEGO Club at Pine Point
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Join us each week as we have fun while strengthening creativity and engineering skills with LEGO. Every Wednesday | Ages 5-10

CONTACT:  Library Express at Pine Point  413-263-6855  
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
Thursday February 20, 2020
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Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Springfield Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 AM | Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6840  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Come join us for fun and learning at a playgroup.  Meet other families, chat with the librarian about great books for your child, enjoy the toys in our Activity Center, try out art projects, and so much more!  An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.  No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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ChocoFacts
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

How are candy bars made? Where does chocolate come from? Why does it taste so good? To lean this and more, join us for an hour of fact-licious fun as play a gameshow all about chocolate, ChocoFacts!  For ages 6-12.

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6828 x201  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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Crafts, Snacks, and Podcasts
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join us in the Children’s Activity Room at the Central Library as we explore what podcasts are, and listen to a variety of topics, from fictional stories to the workings of science. There will be crafts to make and snacks to eat as we listen.

CONTACT:  Theresa Boulrice  413-263-6828 ext 201  tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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STEM for Kids!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Is your child interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math? Join us each week to learn about the STEM field while playing games, completing challenges, and making friends. Children will work together on projects and learn skills related to computer programming, map making, architecture, measuring, and much more! Ages 8-12, under 7 with adult supervision.

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6858  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Friday February 21, 2020
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BINGO
3:30 AM - 4:30 AM

Bring the whole family for a fun afternoon of BINGO and win some sweet candy prizes! Children and families 3:30-4:30 PM

CONTACT:  Maxine Girard  4132636855  mgirard@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
 
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Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Forest Park
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  East Forest Park  413-263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Children's Room
 
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Pajama Party with Blades mascot and the First Lady of the Commonwealth, Lauren Baker
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us in the East Forest Park Branch Library's Children's Room for games, trivia, a story, and fun with First Lady of the Commonwealth, Lauren Baker and Blades, the mascot for the Boston Bruins! Wear your pajamas if you want. Free! All are welcome.

This event kicks off the 13th annual Boston Bruins PJ Drive Every year, Massachusetts libraries team up with the Boston Bruins hockey team and collect pajamas during February and March. The drive benefits the Department of Children and Families Wonderfund and Cradles to Crayons. All pajamas donated to the drive will be given to children and teens living in foster care, and local donations benefit local children.

For more information about the Pajama Drive, contact Rachel Masse at the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, at 1-800-952-7403 ext. 218 or rachel.masse@state.ma.us.

For information about the Pajama Party event, contact Jean Canosa Albano, Assistant Director at Springfield City Library, at 413-263-6828, ext. 291.

 

 

CONTACT:  Jean Canosa Albano  413-263-6828 ext 291  jcanosa@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
 
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Super Hero Drinks - Villain Edition
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Come join us & have fun making and enjoying a super hero drink but this time for the villains. Experience the taste and see if you feel like a super hero or villain. All drinks made with kid friendly products. Cookies will also be served. Ages 7-16.

CONTACT:  Tricia LaBroad  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Pine Point Minecrafters
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. Meets Every Friday | Ages 8-18

CONTACT:  Library Express at Pine Point  413-263-6855  akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday February 22, 2020
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Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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Learn Origami with Valley Folds
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Explore the ancient Japanese art of origami with an experienced teacher.  We typically teach beginner through intermediate although all levels of experience are welcome.  Origami paper is provided.   Come fold paper with us!  This workshop is intended for ages 8- adults.  Younger children may participate assisted by a parent.  Origami usually meets the third Saturday of the month from noon to 2 p.m. Occasionally Saturdays may differ, so please call 413-263-6858 to confirm dates.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Indian Orchard Minecraft Club
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips!  Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Every Saturday | 12:00 - 2:30 PM | Ages 8 and up

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Learn in Motion
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Learn in Motion is bringing movement-based activities to the library! Join Coach Chris for active games that promote teamwork, listening, and most of all fun! 

CONTACT:  Sara Deignan  4132636853  sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
Monday February 24, 2020 - Saturday February 29, 2020
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Leap Year Time Capsule

Leap Year only happens every four years. Drop on by and create a snapshot of your life now and then seal it away for the future you of next Leap Year! Supplies provided to create your own time capsule. Ages 5-18.

CONTACT:  David Meeks    dmeeks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Leap Year Time Capsule

Leap Year only happens every four years. Drop on by and create a snapshot of your life now and then seal it away for the future you of next Leap Year! Supplies provided to create your own time capsule. Ages 5-18.

CONTACT:  David Meeks    dmeeks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
Monday February 24, 2020
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Family Storytime at Indian Orchard
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children.  Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Every Monday | Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Attention Lego enthusiasts!  Drop in for freestyle building, meeting new friends, and browsing the library's many Lego-themed books. This program is ideal for children ages 5-10, but all are welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Tuesday February 25, 2020
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Toddler Art Club
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for a toddler art group every Tuesday morning at the Forest Park Branch Library. Every week, we'll do a new simple craft to get your toddler thinking creatively and using their basic motor skills. It's time to get messy! Ages 2-5. Siblings welcome.

No registration required, just drop-in any time during the program. An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  4132636843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Think Outside the Box: Homeschool Geometry
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Homeschool familes with children aged 8-12 are welcome to join us for this 7-week bilingual exploration of geometry. Sessions will include Angles, Quadrilaterals, Polygons, Symmetry, Fractals, and more!

Familias que educacan en el hogar con niños de 8 a 12 años pueden unirse a nosotros para esta exploración bilingüe de geometría por 7 semanas. ¡Las sesiones incluirán ángulos, cuadriláteros, polígonos, simetría, fractales y más!

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6828 x201  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Every Tuesday | Ages birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Art Party!
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us for Art Party, where we will make art with different surprise supplies each week. See what you can create! Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. All ages.

CONTACT:  Sara Deignan  4132636853  sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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LEGO Club at Indian Orchard
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Do you love LEGOS? Join us for building fun! Share your ideas and brick vision with other LEGO lovers- let your imagination run wild! Put your creation on display in our LEGO cabinent.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Wednesday February 26, 2020
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Playgroup at Mason Square
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Calling all parents with children birth to 5 years old. We invite you, along with your children, for a fun filled hour of stories, songs and gross motor play. No sign-up required, just drop in! In conjunction with Home City Families. Recommended for ages birth-5 years old, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. No requiere inscripción previa. Plazas limitadas a 12 niños con un adulto.

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. No registration required. Space is limited to 12. Every Wednesday, ages 12 months - 6 years

CONTACT:  Brightwood  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Wednesday Crafternoon
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Come to the library and create something awesome! We'll provide all the supplies you need to make a different craft each week. Every Wednesday afternoon from 3:00 - 4:30pm. Ages 5-11. 

CONTACT:  Mayra Quinones  (413)263-6805  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Wednesday Crafternoon
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Stop by and make a fun craft! 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. Ages 5-12.

CONTACT:  Maxine Girard  413-263-6855  mgirard@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
 
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LEGO Club at Pine Point
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Join us each week as we have fun while strengthening creativity and engineering skills with LEGO. Every Wednesday | Ages 5-10

CONTACT:  Library Express at Pine Point  413-263-6855  
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
Thursday February 27, 2020
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Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Springfield Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 AM | Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6840  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Come join us for fun and learning at a playgroup.  Meet other families, chat with the librarian about great books for your child, enjoy the toys in our Activity Center, try out art projects, and so much more!  An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.  No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Crafts, Snacks, and Podcasts
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join us in the Children’s Activity Room at the Central Library as we explore what podcasts are, and listen to a variety of topics, from fictional stories to the workings of science. There will be crafts to make and snacks to eat as we listen.

CONTACT:  Theresa Boulrice  413-263-6828 ext 201  tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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STEM for Kids!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Is your child interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math? Join us each week to learn about the STEM field while playing games, completing challenges, and making friends. Children will work together on projects and learn skills related to computer programming, map making, architecture, measuring, and much more! Ages 8-12, under 7 with adult supervision.

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6858  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Friday February 28, 2020
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Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Forest Park
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  East Forest Park  413-263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Children's Room
 
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Pine Point Minecrafters
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. Meets Every Friday | Ages 8-18

CONTACT:  Library Express at Pine Point  413-263-6855  akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday February 29, 2020
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Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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Indian Orchard Minecraft Club
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips!  Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Every Saturday | 12:00 - 2:30 PM | Ages 8 and up

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Leap Day Fun
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Leap into Leap Day with fun physical activities and music for the whole family! Ages 0-10.

CONTACT:  Kate Potapova  413-263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
Monday March 2, 2020 - Saturday March 7, 2020
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Drop In Origami

What can you create with origami? Drop in the library any time and make some origami in the Children’s area. We’ll have origami paper and books on how to make origami.

Ages 6-14, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Kate Potapova  413-263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
 
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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

We are celebrating the birthday of Springfield's own Dr. Seuss. Test your knowledge of Dr. Seuss with a scavenger hunt. When completed, patrons will receive a raffle ticket to win a Dr. Seuss inspired prize.Patrons will also have the opportunity to make a special Seussy craft in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday. Plus with March 3rd being a voting day.... vote for your favorite Dr. Seuss character and book. The whole week is Seussabration!

CONTACT:  Maureen Tipton  413-263-6836  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Children's Room
Monday March 2, 2020 - Tuesday March 31, 2020
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Lego Club at East Forest Park Branch

Attention Lego enthusiasts!  Drop in any time we're open for freestyle building, meeting new friends, and browsing the library's many Lego-themed books. Name your creation and display it in our Children's Room. This program is ideal for children ages 5-12, but all are welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

CONTACT:  Maureen Tipton  413-263-6836  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Children's Room
Monday March 2, 2020
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Family Storytime at Indian Orchard
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children.  Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Every Monday | Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Attention Lego enthusiasts!  Drop in for freestyle building, meeting new friends, and browsing the library's many Lego-themed books. This program is ideal for children ages 5-10, but all are welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Celebrate Dr. Seuss
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish. Come celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday at the library! Stop by for some fun crafts and a read aloud. Light refreshments will be served. Recommended for ages 3-10. 

CONTACT:  Maxine Girard  413-263-6855  mgirard@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
Tuesday March 3, 2020
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Wee Ones Storytime at Central Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

An interactive storytime featuring books, songs, and playtime for babies and toddlers birth to five with social time for caregivers. Ages 0-5.

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828x444  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.or
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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Think Outside the Box: Homeschool Geometry
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Homeschool familes with children aged 8-12 are welcome to join us for this 7-week bilingual exploration of geometry. Sessions will include Angles, Quadrilaterals, Polygons, Symmetry, Fractals, and more!

Familias que educacan en el hogar con niños de 8 a 12 años pueden unirse a nosotros para esta exploración bilingüe de geometría por 7 semanas. ¡Las sesiones incluirán ángulos, cuadriláteros, polígonos, simetría, fractales y más!

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6828 x201  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Every Tuesday | Ages birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Taste Test Tuesday
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop in every other Tuesday to taste test bizarre flavors of popular snacks and sometimes even snacks from around the world! Ages 10-17.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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LEGO Club at Indian Orchard
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Do you love LEGOS? Join us for building fun! Share your ideas and brick vision with other LEGO lovers- let your imagination run wild! Put your creation on display in our LEGO cabinent.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Wednesday March 4, 2020
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Playgroup at Mason Square
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Calling all parents with children birth to 5 years old. We invite you, along with your children, for a fun filled hour of stories, songs and gross motor play. No sign-up required, just drop in! In conjunction with Home City Families. Recommended for ages birth-5 years old, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. No requiere inscripción previa. Plazas limitadas a 12 niños con un adulto.

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. No registration required. Space is limited to 12. Every Wednesday, ages 12 months - 6 years

CONTACT:  Brightwood  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Wednesday Crafternoon
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Come to the library and create something awesome! We'll provide all the supplies you need to make a different craft each week. Every Wednesday afternoon from 3:00 - 4:30pm. Ages 5-11. 

CONTACT:  Mayra Quinones  (413)263-6805  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Seuss Birthday Storytime
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Come celebrate Springfield's native son Dr. Seuss at the library! We'll have a Seuss-y storytime, wonderful whimsical activities, and a birthday cake. Ages 3 - 10, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Sara Deignan  4132636853  sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Wednesday Crafternoon
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us on the first Wednesday of every month in the Indian Orchard Children's Room and make something crafty! All ages.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
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LEGO Club at Pine Point
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Join us each week as we have fun while strengthening creativity and engineering skills with LEGO. Every Wednesday | Ages 5-10

CONTACT:  Library Express at Pine Point  413-263-6855  
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
Thursday March 5, 2020
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Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Springfield Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 AM | Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6840  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Come join us for fun and learning at a playgroup.  Meet other families, chat with the librarian about great books for your child, enjoy the toys in our Activity Center, try out art projects, and so much more!  An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.  No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Crafts, Snacks, and Podcasts
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join us in the Children’s Activity Room at the Central Library as we explore what podcasts are, and listen to a variety of topics, from fictional stories to the workings of science. There will be crafts to make and snacks to eat as we listen.

CONTACT:  Theresa Boulrice  413-263-6828 ext 201  tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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STEM for Kids!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Is your child interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math? Join us each week to learn about the STEM field while playing games, completing challenges, and making friends. Children will work together on projects and learn skills related to computer programming, map making, architecture, measuring, and much more! Ages 8-12, under 7 with adult supervision.

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6858  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Friday March 6, 2020
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Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Forest Park
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  East Forest Park  413-263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Children's Room
 
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Pine Point Minecrafters
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. Meets Every Friday | Ages 8-18

CONTACT:  Library Express at Pine Point  413-263-6855  akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday March 7, 2020
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Tai Chi for Everyone
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Tai Chi is a slow motion, low impact form of exercise suitable for people of any age. It is often referred to as “moving meditation” and has been practiced in the Far East for thousands of years. Enjoy its graceful flow, and experience the benefits it can bring to balance, coordination, focus, and calm. Class will be instructed by Certified Tai Chi Instructor Dr. Emanuel Brown. Meets on the 1st Saturday of every month | Ages 10 and up

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

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6840  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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Read to Cadence the Dog
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Read to Cadence - Megan Marshall, a volunteer from Bright Spot Reading Buddies, will bring her dog Cadence to the library to have children read to her. She will be at the library the first Saturday of each month from 11:30am-12:20pm. Kids ages 4-10 must sign up for a 10 minute slot to read to her friendly, furry companion. Bring a favorite picture book or a chapter book to read to Cadence. This program is designed to help kids gain confidence and reduce anxiety about reading.

Register for a slot by calling 413-263-6858 or signing up on line at this link: https://www.springfieldlibrary.org/library/read-to-cadence-the-dog-at-sixteen-acres/

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Indian Orchard Minecraft Club
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips!  Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Every Saturday | 12:00 - 2:30 PM | Ages 8 and up

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Decorate a Seuss-cake
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Come to East Springfield Branch Library and decorate a cupcake inspired by the art of Dr. Seuss. Dress for a mess. For kids ages 6 and up. Space is limited.

CONTACT:  Tricia  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Lunch Bunch
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  4132636843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Monday March 9, 2020 - Saturday March 21, 2020
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Scavenger Hunt!

Love scavenger hunts? The library has a different scavenger hunt every month! Pick up a clue sheet at the desk. When you find all the clues, you can pick a prize from our treasure box! During open hours.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  4132636828   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Monday March 9, 2020
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Family Storytime at Indian Orchard
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children.  Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Every Monday | Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Attention Lego enthusiasts!  Drop in for freestyle building, meeting new friends, and browsing the library's many Lego-themed books. This program is ideal for children ages 5-10, but all are welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Tuesday March 10, 2020
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Wee Ones Storytime at Central Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

An interactive storytime featuring books, songs, and playtime for babies and toddlers birth to five with social time for caregivers. Ages 0-5.

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828x444  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.or
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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Think Outside the Box: Homeschool Geometry
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Homeschool familes with children aged 8-12 are welcome to join us for this 7-week bilingual exploration of geometry. Sessions will include Angles, Quadrilaterals, Polygons, Symmetry, Fractals, and more!

Familias que educacan en el hogar con niños de 8 a 12 años pueden unirse a nosotros para esta exploración bilingüe de geometría por 7 semanas. ¡Las sesiones incluirán ángulos, cuadriláteros, polígonos, simetría, fractales y más!

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6828 x201  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Every Tuesday | Ages birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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LEGO Club at Indian Orchard
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Do you love LEGOS? Join us for building fun! Share your ideas and brick vision with other LEGO lovers- let your imagination run wild! Put your creation on display in our LEGO cabinent.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Wednesday March 11, 2020
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Playgroup at Mason Square
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Calling all parents with children birth to 5 years old. We invite you, along with your children, for a fun filled hour of stories, songs and gross motor play. No sign-up required, just drop in! In conjunction with Home City Families. Recommended for ages birth-5 years old, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. No requiere inscripción previa. Plazas limitadas a 12 niños con un adulto.

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. No registration required. Space is limited to 12. Every Wednesday, ages 12 months - 6 years

CONTACT:  Brightwood  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Wednesday Crafternoon
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Come to the library and create something awesome! We'll provide all the supplies you need to make a different craft each week. Every Wednesday afternoon from 3:00 - 4:30pm. Ages 5-11. 

CONTACT:  Mayra Quinones  (413)263-6805  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Decorative Tea Lights
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Brighten up your winter by creating your own tea light luminary. This decorative jar luminary will bring a warm glow into any winter's night. Available while supplies last.

CONTACT:  Maureen Tipton  413-726-8656  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Children's Room
 
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Unfrozen Fairy Tale Party
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us for the Unfrozen Fairy Tale Party. We’ll have stories, activities and games for children ages 0-10. Siblings welcome. Refreshments will be served. 

 

CONTACT:  Kate Potapova  4132636853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
 
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Wednesday Crafternoon
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Stop by and make a fun craft! 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. Ages 5-12.

CONTACT:  Maxine Girard  413-263-6855  mgirard@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
 
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Comics Club
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Do you wait on the edge of your seat for the next Marvel movie? Do you think Mikasa Akkaman from AOT is the coolest character in anime? Then this is the club for you! Join us here at East Springfield as we share our favorites in anime, manga, and American comics. The club will meet every month on the second Wednesday from 4:30-5:30. Members will help shape how the club progresses, and what events we hold every month! Come and geek out with us! For Teens and Tweens 11+

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  4132636840  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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LEGO Club at Pine Point
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Join us each week as we have fun while strengthening creativity and engineering skills with LEGO. Every Wednesday | Ages 5-10

CONTACT:  Library Express at Pine Point  413-263-6855  
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
Thursday March 12, 2020
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Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Springfield Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 AM | Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6840  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Come join us for fun and learning at a playgroup.  Meet other families, chat with the librarian about great books for your child, enjoy the toys in our Activity Center, try out art projects, and so much more!  An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.  No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Crafts, Snacks, and Podcasts
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join us in the Children’s Activity Room at the Central Library as we explore what podcasts are, and listen to a variety of topics, from fictional stories to the workings of science. There will be crafts to make and snacks to eat as we listen.

CONTACT:  Theresa Boulrice  413-263-6828 ext 201  tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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STEM for Kids!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Is your child interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math? Join us each week to learn about the STEM field while playing games, completing challenges, and making friends. Children will work together on projects and learn skills related to computer programming, map making, architecture, measuring, and much more! Ages 8-12, under 7 with adult supervision.

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6858  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Friday March 13, 2020
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Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Forest Park
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  East Forest Park  413-263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Children's Room
 
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Pine Point Minecrafters
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. Meets Every Friday | Ages 8-18

CONTACT:  Library Express at Pine Point  413-263-6855  akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
 
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Wii Woo!
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Do you like gaming? Come hang out and play some Wii U games with us! Ages 8 - 18, no registration required.

CONTACT:  Sara Deignan  4132636853  sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
Saturday March 14, 2020
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Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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Make Your Own Lucky Leprechaun Garden
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Welcome Spring with your own Lucky Leprechaun Garden. Using natural and supplied figures create a magical space for a leprechaun, gnome or fairy. For ages 8-18. Space is limited, please preregister online or by calling the branch. Tuesday, March 17th 3:30-4:30.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
Registration will begin on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 8:00 AM     
 
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Indian Orchard Minecraft Club
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips!  Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Every Saturday | 12:00 - 2:30 PM | Ages 8 and up

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Monday March 16, 2020
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Family Storytime at Indian Orchard
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children.  Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Every Monday | Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Attention Lego enthusiasts!  Drop in for freestyle building, meeting new friends, and browsing the library's many Lego-themed books. This program is ideal for children ages 5-10, but all are welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Friendship Bracelet Making
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Come make cool, fashionable bracelets for you and your friends! 3:30-4:30PM. Ages 10+

CONTACT:  Maxine Girard  413-263-6855  mgirard@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
Tuesday March 17, 2020
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Wee Ones Storytime at Central Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

An interactive storytime featuring books, songs, and playtime for babies and toddlers birth to five with social time for caregivers. Ages 0-5.

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828x444  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.or
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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Think Outside the Box: Homeschool Geometry
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Homeschool familes with children aged 8-12 are welcome to join us for this 7-week bilingual exploration of geometry. Sessions will include Angles, Quadrilaterals, Polygons, Symmetry, Fractals, and more!

Familias que educacan en el hogar con niños de 8 a 12 años pueden unirse a nosotros para esta exploración bilingüe de geometría por 7 semanas. ¡Las sesiones incluirán ángulos, cuadriláteros, polígonos, simetría, fractales y más!

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6828 x201  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Every Tuesday | Ages birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Taste Test Tuesday
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop in every other Tuesday to taste test bizarre flavors of popular snacks and sometimes even snacks from around the world! Ages 10-17.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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LEGO Club at Indian Orchard
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Do you love LEGOS? Join us for building fun! Share your ideas and brick vision with other LEGO lovers- let your imagination run wild! Put your creation on display in our LEGO cabinent.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Wednesday March 18, 2020
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Playgroup at Mason Square
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Calling all parents with children birth to 5 years old. We invite you, along with your children, for a fun filled hour of stories, songs and gross motor play. No sign-up required, just drop in! In conjunction with Home City Families. Recommended for ages birth-5 years old, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. No requiere inscripción previa. Plazas limitadas a 12 niños con un adulto.

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. No registration required. Space is limited to 12. Every Wednesday, ages 12 months - 6 years

CONTACT:  Brightwood  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Wednesday Crafternoon
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Come to the library and create something awesome! We'll provide all the supplies you need to make a different craft each week. Every Wednesday afternoon from 3:00 - 4:30pm. Ages 5-11. 

CONTACT:  Mayra Quinones  (413)263-6805  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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American Girl Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Based on the American Girl Books! Make a craft and enjoy a snack based on the time period of the girl chosen each month! Ages 6-14. Pre-registration is encouraged.

LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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LEGO Club at Pine Point
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Join us each week as we have fun while strengthening creativity and engineering skills with LEGO. Every Wednesday | Ages 5-10

CONTACT:  Library Express at Pine Point  413-263-6855  
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
Thursday March 19, 2020
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Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Springfield Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 AM | Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6840  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Come join us for fun and learning at a playgroup.  Meet other families, chat with the librarian about great books for your child, enjoy the toys in our Activity Center, try out art projects, and so much more!  An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.  No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Crafts, Snacks, and Podcasts
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join us in the Children’s Activity Room at the Central Library as we explore what podcasts are, and listen to a variety of topics, from fictional stories to the workings of science. There will be crafts to make and snacks to eat as we listen.

CONTACT:  Theresa Boulrice  413-263-6828 ext 201  tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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B-I-N-G-O!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

 Bring the whole family for a fun afternoon of BINGO, where everyone's a winner!

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  4132636853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
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STEM for Kids!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Is your child interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math? Join us each week to learn about the STEM field while playing games, completing challenges, and making friends. Children will work together on projects and learn skills related to computer programming, map making, architecture, measuring, and much more! Ages 8-12, under 7 with adult supervision.

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6858  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Friday March 20, 2020
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Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Forest Park
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  East Forest Park  413-263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Children's Room
 
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Pine Point Minecrafters
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. Meets Every Friday | Ages 8-18

CONTACT:  Library Express at Pine Point  413-263-6855  akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday March 21, 2020
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Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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Indian Orchard Minecraft Club
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips!  Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Every Saturday | 12:00 - 2:30 PM | Ages 8 and up

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Monday March 23, 2020
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Family Storytime at Indian Orchard
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children.  Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Every Monday | Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Attention Lego enthusiasts!  Drop in for freestyle building, meeting new friends, and browsing the library's many Lego-themed books. This program is ideal for children ages 5-10, but all are welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Tuesday March 24, 2020
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Wee Ones Storytime at Central Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

An interactive storytime featuring books, songs, and playtime for babies and toddlers birth to five with social time for caregivers. Ages 0-5.

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828x444  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.or
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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Think Outside the Box: Homeschool Geometry
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Homeschool familes with children aged 8-12 are welcome to join us for this 7-week bilingual exploration of geometry. Sessions will include Angles, Quadrilaterals, Polygons, Symmetry, Fractals, and more!

Familias que educacan en el hogar con niños de 8 a 12 años pueden unirse a nosotros para esta exploración bilingüe de geometría por 7 semanas. ¡Las sesiones incluirán ángulos, cuadriláteros, polígonos, simetría, fractales y más!

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6828 x201  jtrabulsi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Every Tuesday | Ages birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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LEGO Club at Indian Orchard
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Do you love LEGOS? Join us for building fun! Share your ideas and brick vision with other LEGO lovers- let your imagination run wild! Put your creation on display in our LEGO cabinent.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Wednesday March 25, 2020
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Playgroup at Mason Square
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Calling all parents with children birth to 5 years old. We invite you, along with your children, for a fun filled hour of stories, songs and gross motor play. No sign-up required, just drop in! In conjunction with Home City Families. Recommended for ages birth-5 years old, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. No requiere inscripción previa. Plazas limitadas a 12 niños con un adulto.

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. No registration required. Space is limited to 12. Every Wednesday, ages 12 months - 6 years

CONTACT:  Brightwood  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Wednesday Crafternoon
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Come to the library and create something awesome! We'll provide all the supplies you need to make a different craft each week. Every Wednesday afternoon from 3:00 - 4:30pm. Ages 5-11. 

CONTACT:  Mayra Quinones  (413)263-6805  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Get Your Game On!
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

We are hosting a Game Night at our brand new East Forest Park Branch Library. Spend some quality time together with your family and friends. Mark your calendar for an evening of fun with board games, puzzles, snacks and more. All Ages.

CONTACT:  Maureen Tipton  413-263-6836  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Children's Room
 
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Wednesday Crafternoon
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Stop by and make a fun craft! 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. Ages 5-12.

CONTACT:  Maxine Girard  413-263-6855  mgirard@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
 
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LEGO Club at Pine Point
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Join us each week as we have fun while strengthening creativity and engineering skills with LEGO. Every Wednesday | Ages 5-10

CONTACT:  Library Express at Pine Point  413-263-6855  
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
Thursday March 26, 2020
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Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Springfield Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 AM | Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6840  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Come join us for fun and learning at a playgroup.  Meet other families, chat with the librarian about great books for your child, enjoy the toys in our Activity Center, try out art projects, and so much more!  An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.  No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Bingo for Books
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Play BINGO, win BOOKS with Home City Families.  For children and their parents 3 to 6 years old.

CONTACT:  Megan Walsh  413-787-6959  walshme@springfieldpublicschools.com
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Crafts, Snacks, and Podcasts
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join us in the Children’s Activity Room at the Central Library as we explore what podcasts are, and listen to a variety of topics, from fictional stories to the workings of science. There will be crafts to make and snacks to eat as we listen.

CONTACT:  Theresa Boulrice  413-263-6828 ext 201  tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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STEM for Kids!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Is your child interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math? Join us each week to learn about the STEM field while playing games, completing challenges, and making friends. Children will work together on projects and learn skills related to computer programming, map making, architecture, measuring, and much more! Ages 8-12, under 7 with adult supervision.

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6858  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Mission to Mars: Train Like An Astronaut
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

NASA plans to have humans on Mars by 2040. That's only 20 years from now and it's never too early (or late) to train to be one of the astronauts who colonizes another planet! We'll be doing basic astronaut training to test our physical and scientific skills, such as Crew Assembly Training and botany in space. NASA scientists will be live streaming with us to teach us the basics of growing plants in space. Astronauts in training will get name badges and freeze dried snacks as a welcome for their journey to Mars!

Parking is located along Oakland Street and in the parking lot next to the Forest Park Middle School.

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Friday March 27, 2020
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Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Forest Park
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  East Forest Park  413-263-6836  lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Children's Room
 
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Pine Point Minecrafters
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. Meets Every Friday | Ages 8-18

CONTACT:  Library Express at Pine Point  413-263-6855  akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday March 28, 2020
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Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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Indian Orchard Minecraft Club
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips!  Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Every Saturday | 12:00 - 2:30 PM | Ages 8 and up

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Monday March 30, 2020
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Cookie Decorating
3:00 AM - 4:30 AM

Cookies and frosting and sprinkles, oh my! Families are invited to stop by the library and decorate cookies! All supplies provided. Ages 5+

CONTACT:  Maxine Girard  413-263-6855  mgirard@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
 
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Family Storytime at Indian Orchard
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children.  Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Every Monday | Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Attention Lego enthusiasts!  Drop in for freestyle building, meeting new friends, and browsing the library's many Lego-themed books. This program is ideal for children ages 5-10, but all are welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Tuesday March 31, 2020
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Wee Ones Storytime at Central Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

An interactive storytime featuring books, songs, and playtime for babies and toddlers birth to five with social time for caregivers. Ages 0-5.

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828x444  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.or
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Every Tuesday | Ages birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Taste Test Tuesday
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop in every other Tuesday to taste test bizarre flavors of popular snacks and sometimes even snacks from around the world! Ages 10-17.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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LEGO Club at Indian Orchard
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Do you love LEGOS? Join us for building fun! Share your ideas and brick vision with other LEGO lovers- let your imagination run wild! Put your creation on display in our LEGO cabinent.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Wednesday April 1, 2020 - Friday April 10, 2020
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Count the Jelly Beans

Guess how many jelly beans are in the jar! A guessing game for all ages. The closest guesser wins the jar of candy.

CONTACT:  Kate Potapova  413-263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Wednesday April 1, 2020
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Playgroup at Mason Square
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Calling all parents with children birth to 5 years old. We invite you, along with your children, for a fun filled hour of stories, songs and gross motor play. No sign-up required, just drop in! In conjunction with Home City Families. Recommended for ages birth-5 years old, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. No requiere inscripción previa. Plazas limitadas a 12 niños con un adulto.

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. No registration required. Space is limited to 12. Every Wednesday, ages 12 months - 6 years

CONTACT:  Brightwood  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Wednesday Crafternoon
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us on the first Wednesday of every month in the Indian Orchard Children's Room and make something crafty! All ages.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
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LEGO Club at Pine Point
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Join us each week as we have fun while strengthening creativity and engineering skills with LEGO. Every Wednesday | Ages 5-10

CONTACT:  Library Express at Pine Point  413-263-6855  
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
Thursday April 2, 2020
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Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Springfield Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 AM | Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6840  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Come join us for fun and learning at a playgroup.  Meet other families, chat with the librarian about great books for your child, enjoy the toys in our Activity Center, try out art projects, and so much more!  An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.  No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Crafts, Snacks, and Podcasts
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join us in the Children’s Activity Room at the Central Library as we explore what podcasts are, and listen to a variety of topics, from fictional stories to the workings of science. There will be crafts to make and snacks to eat as we listen.

CONTACT:  Theresa Boulrice  413-263-6828 ext 201  tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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STEM for Kids!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Is your child interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math? Join us each week to learn about the STEM field while playing games, completing challenges, and making friends. Children will work together on projects and learn skills related to computer programming, map making, architecture, measuring, and much more! Ages 8-12, under 7 with adult supervision.

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6858  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Make Noise at the Library!: Punk Rock Zumba
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

We're going to get loud at the library with this Punk Rock Zumba class. Local and certified instructor, JAN, will lead families in a high energy Zumba class. Adults are welcome, but bringing your children is encouraged, no matter their age! Help us build families in a healthier community and make some noise at the library. Parking is located along Oakland Street and in the parking lot next to the Forest Park Middle School. This event is free and open to all ages! Reservations are not required, but encouraged - call . Ages 11+

CONTACT:  Alex Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
Friday April 3, 2020
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Pine Point Minecrafters
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. Meets Every Friday | Ages 8-18

CONTACT:  Library Express at Pine Point  413-263-6855  akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday April 4, 2020
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Tai Chi for Everyone
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Tai Chi is a slow motion, low impact form of exercise suitable for people of any age. It is often referred to as “moving meditation” and has been practiced in the Far East for thousands of years. Enjoy its graceful flow, and experience the benefits it can bring to balance, coordination, focus, and calm. Class will be instructed by Certified Tai Chi Instructor Dr. Emanuel Brown. Meets on the 1st Saturday of every month | Ages 10 and up

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

CONTACT:  Shadd Jamison  413-263-6840  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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Read to Cadence the Dog
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Read to Cadence - Megan Marshall, a volunteer from Bright Spot Reading Buddies, will bring her dog Cadence to the library to have children read to her. She will be at the library the first Saturday of each month from 11:30am-12:20pm. Kids ages 4-10 must sign up for a 10 minute slot to read to her friendly, furry companion. Bring a favorite picture book or a chapter book to read to Cadence. This program is designed to help kids gain confidence and reduce anxiety about reading.

Register for a slot by calling 413-263-6858 or signing up on line at this link: https://www.springfieldlibrary.org/library/read-to-cadence-the-dog-at-sixteen-acres/

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Indian Orchard Minecraft Club
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips!  Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Every Saturday | 12:00 - 2:30 PM | Ages 8 and up

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Lunch Bunch
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  4132636843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Monday April 6, 2020
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Family Storytime at Indian Orchard
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children.  Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Every Monday | Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Attention Lego enthusiasts!  Drop in for freestyle building, meeting new friends, and browsing the library's many Lego-themed books. This program is ideal for children ages 5-10, but all are welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Tuesday April 7, 2020
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Wee Ones Storytime at Central Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

An interactive storytime featuring books, songs, and playtime for babies and toddlers birth to five with social time for caregivers. Ages 0-5.

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828x444  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.or
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Every Tuesday | Ages birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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LEGO Club at Indian Orchard
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Do you love LEGOS? Join us for building fun! Share your ideas and brick vision with other LEGO lovers- let your imagination run wild! Put your creation on display in our LEGO cabinent.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Wednesday April 8, 2020
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Playgroup at Mason Square
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Calling all parents with children birth to 5 years old. We invite you, along with your children, for a fun filled hour of stories, songs and gross motor play. No sign-up required, just drop in! In conjunction with Home City Families. Recommended for ages birth-5 years old, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. No requiere inscripción previa. Plazas limitadas a 12 niños con un adulto.

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. No registration required. Space is limited to 12. Every Wednesday, ages 12 months - 6 years

CONTACT:  Brightwood  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Wednesday Crafternoon
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Stop by and make a fun craft! 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. Ages 5-12.

CONTACT:  Maxine Girard  413-263-6855  mgirard@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
 
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Comics Club
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Do you wait on the edge of your seat for the next Marvel movie? Do you think Mikasa Akkaman from AOT is the coolest character in anime? Then this is the club for you! Join us here at East Springfield as we share our favorites in anime, manga, and American comics. The club will meet every month on the second Wednesday from 4:30-5:30. Members will help shape how the club progresses, and what events we hold every month! Come and geek out with us! For Teens and Tweens 11+

CONTACT:  Shadd Jamison  4132636840  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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LEGO Club at Pine Point
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Join us each week as we have fun while strengthening creativity and engineering skills with LEGO. Every Wednesday | Ages 5-10

CONTACT:  Library Express at Pine Point  413-263-6855  
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
Thursday April 9, 2020
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Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Springfield Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 AM | Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Shadd Jamison  413-263-6840  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Come join us for fun and learning at a playgroup.  Meet other families, chat with the librarian about great books for your child, enjoy the toys in our Activity Center, try out art projects, and so much more!  An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.  No registration required, just drop in anytime during the program. Birth-5 years, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Crafts, Snacks, and Podcasts
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join us in the Children’s Activity Room at the Central Library as we explore what podcasts are, and listen to a variety of topics, from fictional stories to the workings of science. There will be crafts to make and snacks to eat as we listen.

CONTACT:  Theresa Boulrice  413-263-6828 ext 201  tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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STEM for Kids!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Is your child interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math? Join us each week to learn about the STEM field while playing games, completing challenges, and making friends. Children will work together on projects and learn skills related to computer programming, map making, architecture, measuring, and much more! Ages 8-12, under 7 with adult supervision.

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6858  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Make Noise at the Library!: Punk Rock Zumba
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

We're going to get loud at the library with this Punk Rock Zumba class. Local and certified instructor, JAN, will lead families in a high energy Zumba class. Adults are welcome, but bringing your children is encouraged, no matter their age! Help us build families in a healthier community and make some noise at the library. Parking is located along Oakland Street and in the parking lot next to the Forest Park Middle School. This event is free and open to all ages! Reservations are not required, but encouraged - call . Ages 11+

CONTACT:  Alex Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
Friday April 10, 2020
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Pine Point Minecrafters
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. Meets Every Friday | Ages 8-18

CONTACT:  Library Express at Pine Point  413-263-6855  akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday April 11, 2020
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Family Time - Imagine Explore Create
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Every Saturday | 10:30am - 11:30am | All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  413-263-2628 x201  
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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Indian Orchard Minecraft Club
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips!  Space limited to 8 participants so come early. Every Saturday | 12:00 - 2:30 PM | Ages 8 and up

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Monday April 13, 2020 - Saturday April 25, 2020
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Scavenger Hunt!

Love scavenger hunts? The library has a different scavenger hunt every month! Pick up a clue sheet at the desk. When you find all the clues, you can pick a prize from our treasure box! During open hours.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  4132636828   dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Monday April 13, 2020
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Family Storytime at Indian Orchard
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children.  Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Every Monday | Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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LEGO Club at Sixteen Acres
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Attention Lego enthusiasts!  Drop in for freestyle building, meeting new friends, and browsing the library's many Lego-themed books. This program is ideal for children ages 5-10, but all are welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Tuesday April 14, 2020
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Wee Ones Storytime at Central Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

An interactive storytime featuring books, songs, and playtime for babies and toddlers birth to five with social time for caregivers. Ages 0-5.

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828x444  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.or
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
 
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Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Every Tuesday | Ages birth - 5 years, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Taste Test Tuesday
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop in every other Tuesday to taste test bizarre flavors of popular snacks and sometimes even snacks from around the world! Ages 10-17.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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LEGO Club at Indian Orchard
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Do you love LEGOS? Join us for building fun! Share your ideas and brick vision with other LEGO lovers- let your imagination run wild! Put your creation on display in our LEGO cabinent.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  (413) 263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Wednesday April 15, 2020
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Playgroup at Mason Square
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Calling all parents with children birth to 5 years old. We invite you, along with your children, for a fun filled hour of stories, songs and gross motor play. No sign-up required, just drop in! In conjunction with Home City Families. Recommended for ages birth-5 years old, siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. No requiere inscripción previa. Plazas limitadas a 12 niños con un adulto.

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. No registration required. Space is limited to 12. Every Wednesday, ages 12 months - 6 years

CONTACT:  Brightwood  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room