Monday September 30, 2019 - Monday October 28, 2019
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I Spy Mr. Pumpkin

"I Spy with my little eye" Mr. Pumpkin. Visit and search for one of the decorated pumpkins hidden on our shelves. Once found, you'll receive a treat and a raffle ticket to win one of these special pumpkins.

Locations: East Springfield and East Forest Park branches

LOCATION: All Library Locations
Tuesday October 1, 2019 - Monday October 28, 2019
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Candy Corn Count

During the month of October children and teens who read in the library for 20 minutes or check out a book will be able to guess the number of candy corn in a jar. (One guess per day.) The closest guess wins the candy corn!

At the following locations: Brightwood, Central, East Springfield, Indian Orchard, Mason Square, Library Express at Pine Point

LOCATION: All Library Locations
Tuesday October 15, 2019 - Saturday October 26, 2019
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Guess the Pumpkin's Weight

Say, how much does that pumpkin weigh? Come to the library and take a guess. The person who comes closest wins the pumpkin! During open hours, all ages.

At these locations: Brightwood, Indian Orchard, East Springfield

LOCATION: All Library Locations
Tuesday October 15, 2019
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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  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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The Cereal Serial Hour
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Join us for lunch (breakfast-style!) as a librarian reads Unstoppable Octobia May by Sharon Flake over the course of four weeks. This exciting and fun adventure story is historical fiction set in Chicago in the 1950s. Book discussion will use an age-appropriate educationl lens to examine racial attitudes and historical exclusion. All participating kids can choose from a variety of breakfast cereals and fruit to munch on while the book is being read, free of charge. All are welcome, especially homeschoolers. Oct. 1-22, 2019 | Tuesdays, 12:30-1:30 | Ages 7-12

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6828 x.201  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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Yoga with Heyda
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us with yogi Heyda Martinez as she teaches youth breathing and stretching techniques as well as the importance of mindfulness. Drop in at any time during the hour session for a little relaxation! For ages 5 - 18. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by a parent.

 

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 October 16, 2019
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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

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. 

Wednesdays  | 1:30 - 2:30 PM | Ages 12 months - 6 years

CONTACT:  Brightwood  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Read to Momo the Therapy Dog
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Come read to our neighborhood celebrity: Momo the therapy dog! Enjoy some cuddles from our favorite furry friend while he enjoys stories read by you.

All ages. Special interest to children.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Fall Fest at Mason Square
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for our Fifth Annual Annual Family Fall Fest in Mason Square's Reading Garden! Celebrate fall with crafts, games, cider, and pie. We'll have lots of fun activities for the whole family, including Guess the Pumpkin's Weight ,and a Fall Storytime.

CONTACT:  Kate Potapova  413-263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square 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.

CONTACT:  Tricia LaBroad  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org4
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  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
 
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Tech Discovery: Greatest Hits
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Join us each week for Tech Discovery, a program all about fun with computer science. Each week, we'll explore a different activity. Join a team to Escape the Room, design and play games in Tynker, try different robots at a robot petting zoo, and be an engineer with Snap Circuits!

Tech Discovery is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

CONTACT:  Sara Deignan  413-263-6828 x.201  sdeignan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Thursday October 17, 2019
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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 facilitated by the branch Children's Librarian.  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

Come join us in the Children’s Activity Room at the Central Library as we explore what podcasts are and listen to a variety of different 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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RAD Springfield Bike Clinic
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  4132636843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Friday October 18, 2019
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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
Saturday October 19, 2019
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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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Movies at Mason: Pokémon Detective Pikachu
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Pokémon Detective Pikachu (1 hour, 44 minutes) Rated PG

Ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son, Tim, to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry's former Pokémon partner, wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth Detective Pikachu. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to work together, as Tim is the only human who can talk with Pikachu, they join forces to unravel the tangled mystery.

CONTACT:  Laura Normand    
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
Monday October 21, 2019
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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
Tuesday October 22, 2019
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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  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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The Cereal Serial Hour
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Join us for lunch (breakfast-style!) as a librarian reads Unstoppable Octobia May by Sharon Flake over the course of four weeks. This exciting and fun adventure story is historical fiction set in Chicago in the 1950s. Book discussion will use an age-appropriate educationl lens to examine racial attitudes and historical exclusion. All participating kids can choose from a variety of breakfast cereals and fruit to munch on while the book is being read, free of charge.All are welcome, especially homeschoolers. Oct. 1-22, 2019 | Tuesdays, 12:30-1:30 | Ages 7-12

CONTACT:  Jinnie Trabulsi  413-263-6828 x.201  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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Yoga with Heyda
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us with yogi Heyda Martinez as she teaches youth breathing and stretching techniques as well as the importance of mindfulness. Drop in at any time during the hour session for a little relaxation! For ages 5 - 18. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by a parent.

 

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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Noche Latina
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Haydee Hodis  413 263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
Wednesday October 23, 2019
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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

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. 

Wednesdays  | 1:30 - 2:30 PM | Ages 12 months - 6 years

CONTACT:  Brightwood  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Read to Momo the Therapy Dog
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Come read to our neighborhood celebrity: Momo the therapy dog! Enjoy some cuddles from our favorite furry friend while he enjoys stories read by you.

All ages. Special interest to children.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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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  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
Thursday October 24, 2019
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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 facilitated by the branch Children's Librarian.  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

Come join us in the Children’s Activity Room at the Central Library as we explore what podcasts are and listen to a variety of different 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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RAD Springfield Bike Clinic
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  4132636843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Friday October 25, 2019
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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
Saturday October 26, 2019
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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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Movies at Mason: Goosebumps 2
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (1 hour, 30 minutes) Rated PG

While collecting junk one day, best friends Sonny and Sam meet Slappy, a mischievous talking dummy from an unpublished "Goosebumps" book by R.L. Stine. Hoping to start his own family, Slappy kidnaps Sonny's mother and brings all of his ghoulish friends back to life -- just in time for Halloween. As the sleepy town becomes overrun with monsters, witches and other mysterious creatures, Sonny joins forces with his sister, Sam and a kindly neighbor to save Sonny's mom and foil Slappy's plan.

CONTACT:  Laura Normand    
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Cancelled - Escape Room: Junior Edition
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

This event has been canceled

CONTACT:  Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe  4132636858  shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Monday October 28, 2019
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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
Tuesday October 29, 2019
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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  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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A World of Maps
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Even in the age of GPS, map-reading is an important skill for children to master. Join us for a four-week program to learn about the history of maps an atlases, the many kinds of maps, how to read maps, and a class on using online mapping programs. Ages 8-14. 

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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Go Batty for BATS!
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

In Massachusetts we have seven different species of bats. Learn how to identify the various types of bats, how they "see" in the dark, what they eat, and the important roles they play in the ecosystem. Presented by the Massachusetts Audubon Society. Ages 5 - 15. Families welcome!

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  4132636843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Yoga with Heyda
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us with yogi Heyda Martinez as she teaches youth breathing and stretching techniques as well as the importance of mindfulness. Drop in at any time during the hour session for a little relaxation! For ages 5 - 18. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by a parent.

 

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 October 30, 2019
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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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Fall Fest at the East Springfield Branch Library
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Shadd Jamison  413-263-6840  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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. 

Wednesdays  | 1:30 - 2:30 PM | Ages 12 months - 6 years

CONTACT:  Brightwood  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Read to Momo the Therapy Dog
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Come read to our neighborhood celebrity: Momo the therapy dog! Enjoy some cuddles from our favorite furry friend while he enjoys stories read by you.

All ages. Special interest to children.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Coco's Dia de los Muertos Fiesta
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Coco is throwing fiesta un poco loco for Dia de los Muertos. We'll be doing karaoke, sugar skull creations, alebrije crafts, and comida para la fiesta. Add your ancestral spirits to the ofrenda and honor those who came before you. Come join us for the best party of your afterlife to celebrate Dia de los Muertos!

Ages 3-11. All children under the age of 7 are required to be supervised by a parent.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  4132636843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Wednesday Crafternoon
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Stop by and make a fun craft! 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month starting Oct. 30. Ages 5-12.

CONTACT:  Maxine Girard  4132636855  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  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
Thursday October 31, 2019
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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 facilitated by the branch Children's Librarian.  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

Come join us in the Children’s Activity Room at the Central Library as we explore what podcasts are and listen to a variety of different 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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Fall Harvest Fest!
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Sensory Path

A sensory path is a colorful, creative and playful way for children to get from point A to point B. It is a great way for kids to develop motor skills like balance, hand-eye coordination, and spatial awareness. Have fun walking our sensory path around the Children's Room at the Central Library. All ages are welcome to try it. Come in and play!

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828 x201  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
Saturday November 2, 2019
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Tai Chi for Everyone
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

CONTACT:  Shadd Jamison  413-263-6840  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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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 will 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
 
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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 November 4, 2019 - Saturday November 23, 2019
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Thanksgiving Cards for Meals on Wheels

Enjoy a special family activity while reaching out to your neighbors. Youth and their families are welcome to drop in at any location to make Thanksgiving cards for homebound Meals on Wheels recipients. The library provides all the materials and will hand deliver your homemade creation in November. 

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413-263-6828  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Monday November 4, 2019 - Monday December 9, 2019
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Temporary: Branch Closed for Relocation

The East Forest Park Branch is TEMPORARILY closed for relocation to the new building!

We DO NOT have a firm opening date for the new branch. You can find information about the construction and the new branch here: https://www.springfieldlibrary.org/library/about/promise-realized/

LOCATION: East Forest Park
Monday November 4, 2019
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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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Card Game Bonanza
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  David Meeks  413-263-6846  dmeeks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Family Fun Night
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Come join us for an evening of dancing and other games that will get the whole family moving. Ages 4-12 and their families.

CONTACT:  Theresa Boulrice  413-263-6828 ext 201  tboulrice@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday November 5, 2019
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A World of Maps
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Even in the age of GPS, map-reading is an important skill for children to master. Join us for a four-week program to learn about the history of maps an atlases, the many kinds of maps, how to read maps, and a class on using online mapping programs. Ages 8-14. 

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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Yoga with Heyda
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us with yogi Heyda Martinez as she teaches youth breathing and stretching techniques as well as the importance of mindfulness. Drop in at any time during the hour session for a little relaxation! For ages 5 - 18. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by a parent.

 

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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Gladius and the Spanish Guitar
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Haydee Hodis  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
Wednesday November 6, 2019
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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

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. 

Wednesdays  | 1:30 - 2:30 PM | Ages 12 months - 6 years

CONTACT:  Brightwood  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Read to Momo the Therapy Dog
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Come read to our neighborhood celebrity: Momo the therapy dog! Enjoy some cuddles from our favorite furry friend while he enjoys stories read by you.

All ages. Special interest to children.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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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  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
Thursday November 7, 2019
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Family Game Night
4:00 AM - 5:00 AM

Join us for Family Game Night! Test your luck at Battleship, Monopoly, Dominoes and more! Spend some great family time at the library.

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  4132636853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Children's Workroom
 
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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 facilitated by the branch Children's Librarian.  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

Come join us in the Children’s Activity Room at the Central Library as we explore what podcasts are and listen to a variety of different 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
Saturday November 9, 2019
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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 November 12, 2019 - Saturday November 23, 2019
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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
Tuesday November 12, 2019
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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  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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A World of Maps
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Even in the age of GPS, map-reading is an important skill for children to master. Join us for a four-week program to learn about the history of maps an atlases, the many kinds of maps, how to read maps, and a class on using online mapping programs. Ages 8-14. 

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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Yoga with Heyda
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us with yogi Heyda Martinez as she teaches youth breathing and stretching techniques as well as the importance of mindfulness. Drop in at any time during the hour session for a little relaxation! For ages 5 - 18. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by a parent.

 

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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Weird Science
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Things wiggle. Things bubble. Things turn pink. Some things you can even eat. We'll be exploring the weird world of science doing simple activities that create art, food, moving things, and more!

Ages 3-11. All children under the age of 7 are required to be supervised by a parent.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Wednesday November 13, 2019
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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

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. 

Wednesdays  | 1:30 - 2:30 PM | Ages 12 months - 6 years

CONTACT:  Brightwood  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Read to Momo the Therapy Dog
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Come read to our neighborhood celebrity: Momo the therapy dog! Enjoy some cuddles from our favorite furry friend while he enjoys stories read by you.

All ages. Special interest to children.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Wednesday Crafternoon
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Maxine Girard  4132636855  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  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
Thursday November 14, 2019
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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 facilitated by the branch Children's Librarian.  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

Come join us in the Children’s Activity Room at the Central Library as we explore what podcasts are and listen to a variety of different 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 !
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Laura Normand    
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
Friday November 15, 2019
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Cupcake Decorating
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Show off your artistic ability with food! Decorate a cupcake, and then you'll be able to eat it! Ages 9-12 welcome!

CONTACT:  Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe  413-263-6858  shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Saturday November 16, 2019
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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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Why Do Bears Matter?
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Marisa Reichert and Sara Deignan  413-263-6828 x395  MReichert@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Monday November 18, 2019
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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
Tuesday November 19, 2019
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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  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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A World of Maps
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Even in the age of GPS, map-reading is an important skill for children to master. Join us for a four-week program to learn about the history of maps an atlases, the many kinds of maps, how to read maps, and a class on using online mapping programs. Ages 8-14. 

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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Yoga with Heyda
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us with yogi Heyda Martinez as she teaches youth breathing and stretching techniques as well as the importance of mindfulness. Drop in at any time during the hour session for a little relaxation! For ages 5 - 18. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by a parent.

 

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 November 20, 2019
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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

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. 

Wednesdays  | 1:30 - 2:30 PM | Ages 12 months - 6 years

CONTACT:  Brightwood  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Read to Momo the Therapy Dog
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Come read to our neighborhood celebrity: Momo the therapy dog! Enjoy some cuddles from our favorite furry friend while he enjoys stories read by you.

All ages. Special interest to children.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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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  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
Thursday November 21, 2019
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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 facilitated by the branch Children's Librarian.  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

Come join us in the Children’s Activity Room at the Central Library as we explore what podcasts are and listen to a variety of different 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
Saturday November 23, 2019
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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 November 25, 2019
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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
Tuesday November 26, 2019
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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  413-263-6843  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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Yoga with Heyda
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us with yogi Heyda Martinez as she teaches youth breathing and stretching techniques as well as the importance of mindfulness. Drop in at any time during the hour session for a little relaxation! For ages 5 - 18. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by a parent.

 

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 November 27, 2019
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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

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. 

Wednesdays  | 1:30 - 2:30 PM | Ages 12 months - 6 years

CONTACT:  Brightwood  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Read to Momo the Therapy Dog
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Come read to our neighborhood celebrity: Momo the therapy dog! Enjoy some cuddles from our favorite furry friend while he enjoys stories read by you.

All ages. Special interest to children.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Wednesday Crafternoon
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Maxine Girard  4132636855  mgirard@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
Saturday November 30, 2019
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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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Fancy Nancy and Nathan Tea Party
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Wear your fanciest clothing, bring your very best manners, and eat the fanciest food. Games, crafts and give aways based on the Fancy Nancy books. For girls AND boys! Preregistration strongly encouraged. Please sign up online or at the branch. For ages 6-12. For more information please call 413-263-6846.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
Registration will begin on Friday, November 1, 2019 at 3:11 PM     
 
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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
Sunday December 1, 2019 - Tuesday December 31, 2019
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Mitten Tree

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

LOCATION: All Library Locations
Monday December 2, 2019 - Saturday December 14, 2019
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StoryWalk

Come to the Children's Room and enjoy a StoryWalk! A StoryWalk is a fun, educational activity for the whole family. The pages of a picture book will be hung up on the walls of the Children's Room. Walk around the Children's Room to read the book, then do an art project based on the book.

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828 x201  esulzycki@gmail.com
LOCATION: Central Library
Monday December 2, 2019
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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
Tuesday December 3, 2019
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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  413-263-6843  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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Yoga with Heyda
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us with yogi Heyda Martinez as she teaches youth breathing and stretching techniques as well as the importance of mindfulness. Drop in at any time during the hour session for a little relaxation! For ages 5 - 18. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by a parent.

 

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 December 4, 2019
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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

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. 

Wednesdays  | 1:30 - 2:30 PM | Ages 12 months - 6 years

CONTACT:  Brightwood  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Read to Momo the Therapy Dog
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Come read to our neighborhood celebrity: Momo the therapy dog! Enjoy some cuddles from our favorite furry friend while he enjoys stories read by you.

All ages. Special interest to children.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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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  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
Thursday December 5, 2019
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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 facilitated by the branch Children's Librarian.  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

Come join us in the Children’s Activity Room at the Central Library as we explore what podcasts are and listen to a variety of different 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
Saturday December 7, 2019
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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 will 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
 
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Ugly Holiday Sweater Craft Day
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Shadd Jamison  4132636840  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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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 December 9, 2019 - Saturday December 21, 2019
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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 December 9, 2019
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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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Weird Science
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Things wiggle. Things bubble. Things turn pink. Some things you can even eat. We'll be exploring the weird world of science doing simple activities that create art, food, moving things, and more!

Ages 3-11. All children under the age of 7 are required to be supervised by a parent.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Tuesday December 10, 2019
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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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Yoga with Heyda
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us with yogi Heyda Martinez as she teaches youth breathing and stretching techniques as well as the importance of mindfulness. Drop in at any time during the hour session for a little relaxation! For ages 5 - 18. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by a parent.

 

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 December 11, 2019
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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

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. 

Wednesdays  | 1:30 - 2:30 PM | Ages 12 months - 6 years

CONTACT:  Brightwood  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Read to Momo the Therapy Dog
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Come read to our neighborhood celebrity: Momo the therapy dog! Enjoy some cuddles from our favorite furry friend while he enjoys stories read by you.

All ages. Special interest to children.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Wednesday Crafternoon
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Maxine Girard  4132636855  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  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
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 December 12, 2019
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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 facilitated by the branch Children's Librarian.  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

Come join us in the Children’s Activity Room at the Central Library as we explore what podcasts are and listen to a variety of different 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 !
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Laura Normand    
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
Saturday December 14, 2019
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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 December 16, 2019
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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
Tuesday December 17, 2019
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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  413-263-6843  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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Yoga with Heyda
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us with yogi Heyda Martinez as she teaches youth breathing and stretching techniques as well as the importance of mindfulness. Drop in at any time during the hour session for a little relaxation! For ages 5 - 18. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by a parent.

 

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 December 18, 2019
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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

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. 

Wednesdays  | 1:30 - 2:30 PM | Ages 12 months - 6 years

CONTACT:  Brightwood  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Read to Momo the Therapy Dog
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Come read to our neighborhood celebrity: Momo the therapy dog! Enjoy some cuddles from our favorite furry friend while he enjoys stories read by you.

All ages. Special interest to children.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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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.

CONTACT:  Tricia LaBroad  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org4
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  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
Thursday December 19, 2019
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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 facilitated by the branch Children's Librarian.  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

Come join us in the Children’s Activity Room at the Central Library as we explore what podcasts are and listen to a variety of different 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
Saturday December 21, 2019
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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 December 23, 2019
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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
Thursday December 26, 2019
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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 facilitated by the branch Children's Librarian.  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

Come join us in the Children’s Activity Room at the Central Library as we explore what podcasts are and listen to a variety of different 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
Saturday December 28, 2019
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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 December 30, 2019
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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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Edible Architecture
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Marshmallow and pretzel towers? Pyramids made of sugar wafers? Join us as we build imaginative creations with all sorts of sweet treats. For children ages 8-12 and their families.

CONTACT:  Ellen Sulzycki  413-263-6828 x201  esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Program Room
Tuesday December 31, 2019
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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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Family New Year's Eve Party!
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Don't want to stay up to midnight? Come to the library to celebrate New Year's Eve early! Enjoy games, crafts, activities, and a toast to the New Year!

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

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

CONTACT:  Mayra Quinones  413 263-6805  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Yoga with Heyda
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us with yogi Heyda Martinez as she teaches youth breathing and stretching techniques as well as the importance of mindfulness. Drop in at any time during the hour session for a little relaxation! For ages 5 - 18. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by a parent.

 

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
Thursday January 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:  Shadd Jamison  413-263-6840  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Saturday January 4, 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
Tuesday January 7, 2020
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Yoga with Heyda
3:30 PM

Join us with yogi Heyda Martinez as she teaches youth breathing and stretching techniques as well as the importance of mindfulness. Drop in at any time during the hour session for a little relaxation! For ages 5 - 18. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by a parent.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
Wednesday January 8, 2020
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Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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. 

Wednesdays  | 1:30 - 2:30 PM | Ages 12 months - 6 years

CONTACT:  Brightwood  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Read to Momo
3:30 PM

Come read to our neighborhood celebrity: Momo the therapy dog! Enjoy some cuddles from our favorite furry friend while he enjoys stories read by you.

All ages. Special interest to children.

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Wednesday Crafternoon
4:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Maxine Girard  4132636855  mgirard@springfieldlibrary.org
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 January 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
Saturday January 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
Monday January 13, 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
Tuesday January 14, 2020
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Yoga with Heyda
3:30 PM

Join us with yogi Heyda Martinez as she teaches youth breathing and stretching techniques as well as the importance of mindfulness. Drop in at any time during the hour session for a little relaxation! For ages 5 - 18. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by a parent.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
Wednesday January 15, 2020
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Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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. 

Wednesdays  | 1:30 - 2:30 PM | Ages 12 months - 6 years

CONTACT:  Brightwood  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Read to Momo
3:30 PM

Come read to our neighborhood celebrity: Momo the therapy dog! Enjoy some cuddles from our favorite furry friend while he enjoys stories read by you.

All ages. Special interest to children.

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Thursday January 16, 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
Saturday January 18, 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
Tuesday January 21, 2020
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Yoga with Heyda
3:30 PM

Join us with yogi Heyda Martinez as she teaches youth breathing and stretching techniques as well as the importance of mindfulness. Drop in at any time during the hour session for a little relaxation! For ages 5 - 18. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by a parent.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
Wednesday January 22, 2020
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Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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. 

Wednesdays  | 1:30 - 2:30 PM | Ages 12 months - 6 years

CONTACT:  Brightwood  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Read to Momo
3:30 PM

Come read to our neighborhood celebrity: Momo the therapy dog! Enjoy some cuddles from our favorite furry friend while he enjoys stories read by you.

All ages. Special interest to children.

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Thursday January 23, 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
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
Tuesday January 28, 2020
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Yoga with Heyda
3:30 PM

Join us with yogi Heyda Martinez as she teaches youth breathing and stretching techniques as well as the importance of mindfulness. Drop in at any time during the hour session for a little relaxation! For ages 5 - 18. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by a parent.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
Wednesday January 29, 2020
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Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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. 

Wednesdays  | 1:30 - 2:30 PM | Ages 12 months - 6 years

CONTACT:  Brightwood  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Read to Momo
3:30 PM

Come read to our neighborhood celebrity: Momo the therapy dog! Enjoy some cuddles from our favorite furry friend while he enjoys stories read by you.

All ages. Special interest to children.

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
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:  Shadd Jamison  413-263-6840  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Saturday February 1, 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
Tuesday February 4, 2020
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Yoga with Heyda
3:30 PM

Join us with yogi Heyda Martinez as she teaches youth breathing and stretching techniques as well as the importance of mindfulness. Drop in at any time during the hour session for a little relaxation! For ages 5 - 18. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by a parent.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
Wednesday February 5, 2020
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Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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. 

Wednesdays  | 1:30 - 2:30 PM | Ages 12 months - 6 years

CONTACT:  Brightwood  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Read to Momo
3:30 PM

Come read to our neighborhood celebrity: Momo the therapy dog! Enjoy some cuddles from our favorite furry friend while he enjoys stories read by you.

All ages. Special interest to children.

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
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:  Shadd Jamison  413-263-6840  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
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
Tuesday February 11, 2020
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Yoga with Heyda
3:30 PM

Join us with yogi Heyda Martinez as she teaches youth breathing and stretching techniques as well as the importance of mindfulness. Drop in at any time during the hour session for a little relaxation! For ages 5 - 18. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by a parent.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
Wednesday February 12, 2020
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Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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. 

Wednesdays  | 1:30 - 2:30 PM | Ages 12 months - 6 years

CONTACT:  Brightwood  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Read to Momo
3:30 PM

Come read to our neighborhood celebrity: Momo the therapy dog! Enjoy some cuddles from our favorite furry friend while he enjoys stories read by you.

All ages. Special interest to children.

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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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:  Shadd Jamison  413-263-6840  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
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
Tuesday February 18, 2020
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Yoga with Heyda
3:30 PM

Join us with yogi Heyda Martinez as she teaches youth breathing and stretching techniques as well as the importance of mindfulness. Drop in at any time during the hour session for a little relaxation! For ages 5 - 18. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by a parent.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
Wednesday February 19, 2020
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Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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. 

Wednesdays  | 1:30 - 2:30 PM | Ages 12 months - 6 years

CONTACT:  Brightwood  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Read to Momo
3:30 PM

Come read to our neighborhood celebrity: Momo the therapy dog! Enjoy some cuddles from our favorite furry friend while he enjoys stories read by you.

All ages. Special interest to children.

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
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:  Shadd Jamison  413-263-6840  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
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
Tuesday February 25, 2020
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Yoga with Heyda
3:30 PM

Join us with yogi Heyda Martinez as she teaches youth breathing and stretching techniques as well as the importance of mindfulness. Drop in at any time during the hour session for a little relaxation! For ages 5 - 18. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by a parent.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
Wednesday February 26, 2020
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Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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. 

Wednesdays  | 1:30 - 2:30 PM | Ages 12 months - 6 years

CONTACT:  Brightwood  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Read to Momo
3:30 PM

Come read to our neighborhood celebrity: Momo the therapy dog! Enjoy some cuddles from our favorite furry friend while he enjoys stories read by you.

All ages. Special interest to children.

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
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:  Shadd Jamison  413-263-6840  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
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
Tuesday March 3, 2020
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Yoga with Heyda
3:30 PM

Join us with yogi Heyda Martinez as she teaches youth breathing and stretching techniques as well as the importance of mindfulness. Drop in at any time during the hour session for a little relaxation! For ages 5 - 18. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by a parent.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
Wednesday March 4, 2020
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Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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. 

Wednesdays  | 1:30 - 2:30 PM | Ages 12 months - 6 years

CONTACT:  Brightwood  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Read to Momo
3:30 PM

Come read to our neighborhood celebrity: Momo the therapy dog! Enjoy some cuddles from our favorite furry friend while he enjoys stories read by you.

All ages. Special interest to children.

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
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:  Shadd Jamison  413-263-6840  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Saturday March 7, 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
Tuesday March 10, 2020
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Yoga with Heyda
3:30 PM

Join us with yogi Heyda Martinez as she teaches youth breathing and stretching techniques as well as the importance of mindfulness. Drop in at any time during the hour session for a little relaxation! For ages 5 - 18. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by a parent.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
Wednesday March 11, 2020
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Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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. 

Wednesdays  | 1:30 - 2:30 PM | Ages 12 months - 6 years

CONTACT:  Brightwood  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Read to Momo
3:30 PM

Come read to our neighborhood celebrity: Momo the therapy dog! Enjoy some cuddles from our favorite furry friend while he enjoys stories read by you.

All ages. Special interest to children.

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
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:  Shadd Jamison  413-263-6840  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
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
Tuesday March 17, 2020
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Yoga with Heyda
3:30 PM

Join us with yogi Heyda Martinez as she teaches youth breathing and stretching techniques as well as the importance of mindfulness. Drop in at any time during the hour session for a little relaxation! For ages 5 - 18. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by a parent.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
Wednesday March 18, 2020
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Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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. 

Wednesdays  | 1:30 - 2:30 PM | Ages 12 months - 6 years

CONTACT:  Brightwood  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Read to Momo
3:30 PM

Come read to our neighborhood celebrity: Momo the therapy dog! Enjoy some cuddles from our favorite furry friend while he enjoys stories read by you.

All ages. Special interest to children.

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
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:  Shadd Jamison  413-263-6840  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
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
Tuesday March 24, 2020
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Yoga with Heyda
3:30 PM

Join us with yogi Heyda Martinez as she teaches youth breathing and stretching techniques as well as the importance of mindfulness. Drop in at any time during the hour session for a little relaxation! For ages 5 - 18. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by a parent.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
Wednesday March 25, 2020
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Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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. 

Wednesdays  | 1:30 - 2:30 PM | Ages 12 months - 6 years

CONTACT:  Brightwood  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Read to Momo
3:30 PM

Come read to our neighborhood celebrity: Momo the therapy dog! Enjoy some cuddles from our favorite furry friend while he enjoys stories read by you.

All ages. Special interest to children.

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
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:  Shadd Jamison  413-263-6840  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
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
Tuesday March 31, 2020
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Yoga with Heyda
3:30 PM

Join us with yogi Heyda Martinez as she teaches youth breathing and stretching techniques as well as the importance of mindfulness. Drop in at any time during the hour session for a little relaxation! For ages 5 - 18. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by a parent.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
Wednesday April 1, 2020
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Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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. 

Wednesdays  | 1:30 - 2:30 PM | Ages 12 months - 6 years

CONTACT:  Brightwood  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Read to Momo
3:30 PM

Come read to our neighborhood celebrity: Momo the therapy dog! Enjoy some cuddles from our favorite furry friend while he enjoys stories read by you.

All ages. Special interest to children.

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
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:  Shadd Jamison  413-263-6840  sjamison@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Saturday April 4, 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
Tuesday April 7, 2020
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Yoga with Heyda
3:30 PM

Join us with yogi Heyda Martinez as she teaches youth breathing and stretching techniques as well as the importance of mindfulness. Drop in at any time during the hour session for a little relaxation! For ages 5 - 18. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by a parent.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
Wednesday April 8, 2020
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Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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. 

Wednesdays  | 1:30 - 2:30 PM | Ages 12 months - 6 years

CONTACT:  Brightwood  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Read to Momo
3:30 PM

Come read to our neighborhood celebrity: Momo the therapy dog! Enjoy some cuddles from our favorite furry friend while he enjoys stories read by you.

All ages. Special interest to children.

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
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
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
Tuesday April 14, 2020
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Yoga with Heyda
3:30 PM

Join us with yogi Heyda Martinez as she teaches youth breathing and stretching techniques as well as the importance of mindfulness. Drop in at any time during the hour session for a little relaxation! For ages 5 - 18. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by a parent.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
Wednesday April 15, 2020
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Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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. 

Wednesdays  | 1:30 - 2:30 PM | Ages 12 months - 6 years

CONTACT:  Brightwood  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Read to Momo
3:30 PM

Come read to our neighborhood celebrity: Momo the therapy dog! Enjoy some cuddles from our favorite furry friend while he enjoys stories read by you.

All ages. Special interest to children.

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Thursday April 16, 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
Saturday April 18, 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
Tuesday April 21, 2020
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Yoga with Heyda
3:30 PM

Join us with yogi Heyda Martinez as she teaches youth breathing and stretching techniques as well as the importance of mindfulness. Drop in at any time during the hour session for a little relaxation! For ages 5 - 18. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by a parent.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Remy  413-263-6843  aremy@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
Wednesday April 22, 2020
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Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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. 

Wednesdays  | 1:30 - 2:30 PM | Ages 12 months - 6 years

CONTACT:  Brightwood  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Read to Momo
3:30 PM

Come read to our neighborhood celebrity: Momo the therapy dog! Enjoy some cuddles from our favorite furry friend while he enjoys stories read by you.

All ages. Special interest to children.

LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Thursday April 23, 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
Saturday April 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
Tuesday April 28, 2020
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Yoga with Heyda