Monday May 2, 2022 - Tuesday May 31, 2022
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Flash Fiction Contest

Can you tell a full story in 500 words or less? You have 30 days to figure it out! On May 2, the rules and story prompts go live and you have until May 31 to turn in your work to compete for prizes!

CONTACT:  Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe  4132636828 X425  shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Teen Area
Tuesday May 17, 2022
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You're Invited! Coffee Hour For Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

You're invited to stop by for a visit! Bring along your knitting, grab some books, or catch up with a friend over coffee and a puzzle. Every week, folks from the neighborhood, and those that provide services for Seniors will pop by to keep you informed and entertained. Refreshments provided. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.

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

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
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TECCA English Language Screening
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

English Language testing for multilingual students in Springfield, who are enrolled in our virtual school district.

This is a non-library-sponsored event.

CONTACT:  Rita DeOliveira  9789628363  rdeoliveira@tecca.connectionsacademy.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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What's Cooking - ONLINE
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join the Cookbook Club’s monthly discussion to improve your cooking skills, share great recipes, hear about the latest new cookbooks, and more. The third Tuesday of each month online via zoom - click to join!

CONTACT:  Gary Pysznik  413-263-6828  gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Wee Ones: Storytime and Playgroup
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Storytime plays an important role in building early literacy and social skills. Join us for an interactive storytime featuring books, songs, and playtime for babies and toddlers with social time for caregivers.

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  413-263-6828 x201  tlinina@springfieldibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
 
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ESOL Conversation Circle
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Come practice your English conversation with a small group of peers and your local librarians! Beginner - intermediate English. We'll have coffee and light snacks. Families welcome.

Venga a practicar su inglés en conversación con un grupo pequeño y sus bibliotecarias locales! Inglés principiante a avanzado. Tendremos café y desayuno ligero. Familias bienvenidas.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Home City Families: Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Parents and their children are invited to join us for stories, songs, and activities! Sixteen Acres Branch Library Playgroup is a great opportunity to meet other parents and give your child the opportunity to socialize with other children their age. No registration required!

CONTACT:  Jennifer Teehan-Sanford     teehan-sanfordj@springfieldpublicschools.com
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Makerspace Collaboratory Drop-In
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

From traditional crafts to digital tinkering, the East Forest Park Makerspace is your place to create, invent, and learn. Each week we will have a drop-in project or two based on a theme.
Want to learn more? Contact the East Forest Park Branch Library at (413) 263-6836.

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-2636836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
 
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Teen Tuesdays
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be after school, look no further.  Get inspired by a wide array of art and writing materials or play one of our many board games.  Enjoy the company of others or grab a quiet space for some precious alone time. Ages 12-18.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Taste Test Tuesdays
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Come sample new snacks every Tuesday at the Forest Park library! We'll supply anything from international to limited edition or seasonal snacks - open to your suggestions. Ages 11-18

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
 
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Cooking for Beginners: Teen Edition
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Start your culinary journey with our Cooking for Beginners course. Teen librarian Sarah will lead teens in learning meals and snacks that you'll be able to recreate at home in no time. Come ready to learn and enjoy some tasty morsels at the end of the class. Lesson of each month will be shared ahead of time. Pre-registration is required with a limit of 10 people per class. Offered the 3rd Tuesday of the month through September. Ages 13-17.

CONTACT:  Chelsea Bell  413-263-6858  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Eager Readers Book Group
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join this long-running book group of reading enthusiasts! Newcomers welcome. The group reads mostly contemporary novels, although occasionally historical fiction, adventures, and some non-fiction. The book club members jointly choose upcoming books. Check our web page for this month's book! No registration required, just drop by. Adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday May 18, 2022
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Home City Families: Gross Motor Playgroup
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Calling all parents with young children! We invite you along with your child for a fun filled hour of gross motor fun to develop physical abilities. This is a great opportunity to meet other parents and give your child the opportunity to socialize with other children their age. No registration required!

CONTACT:  Jennifer Teehan-Sanford    teehan-sanfordj@springfieldpublicschools.com
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Bilingual Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Come and join us every Wednesday for a bilingual story time in the English and Spanish languages: songs, rhymes, stories, and crafts. Make new friends and enjoy snacks. Ages 1-5.

Vengan y participen todos los miércoles del programa bilingue en Inglés y Español: Disfruten de cancioncitas, rimas, cuentos, y actividades manuales. Compartir con amiguitos y refrescos. Edades 1-5.

CONTACT:  Haydee Hodis   413-263-6805  HHodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Wednesday STEM Day
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Stop by the Forest Park Library after school on Wednesdays for some fun hands-on STEM activities - from making ice cream or slime to taking apart electronics! Ages 11-18

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Afterschool Family Storytime
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for an after-school family story time where children and their families/caregivers will join in songs, rhymes, finger plays and enjoy several stories! Light refreshments will be served at the end so that families can socialize and check out curated books suggested by the librarian! First and third Weds from 4-5 at the East Springfield Branch.

CONTACT:  Mayra Quiñones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Teen Choice Day
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us for YOUR choice in teen programming! We're inviting all 13-19 years old to suggest super fun activities they would like to see at the library. Talk with your local branch librarian or connect with us through polls, suggestion boxes, and more.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  4132636846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
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Teen Manga Squad
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Calling all manga fans! Do you want to meet other teens who love manga as much as you? Then we have the squad for you! Drop-in and talk about your favorite characters and stories. We'll have snacks, advice, and fun! Ages 10-18 welcome.

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Teen Room
Thursday May 19, 2022
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Circle Time Fun
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for songs, rhymes and a story or two. "Circle time" is not only a fun experience for your child but also a great way to be ready for preschool and kindergarten. Be sure to browse our extensive collection of children's books and multimedia before or after the program! We'll stay safe by meeting outdoors when weather permits and by encouraging social distancing when indoors. Ages 0-5, older siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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New North Citizen Council Meeting
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

New North Citizen Council Meeting

Non-library sponsored event.

CONTACT:  Roberto Martinez    rmartinez@newnorthcc.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Knot Just Knitters
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Thursday Crafternoons
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the Forest Park Library for some de-stressing arts and crafts every Thursday afternoon! Learn how to crochet, make a collage, or try out a seasonal craft. Ages 11-18

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Children's Room
 
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Girl Scouts Troop 65166
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Girl Scouts Meeting

CONTACT:  Jamillah Vernon  4136366790  jvernon@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room
 
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Spring Fling
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Stop by Mason Square and meet up with your neighbors! Music, food and fun for all ages, including arts and crafts for kids, a visit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Department, and a bubble party in the Reading Garden! Rain or shine. All ages. Musical performance by Caribbean Vibe Steel Drum Band made possible by the Rose Smith Fund.

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6853  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Reading Garden
Friday May 20, 2022
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Knot Just Knitters
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

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

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
 
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Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

School getting you stressed? Join our Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club. We supply the artist-quality crayons, pencils and pens and coloring pages, to spark your creativity. Just drop by and color your stress away. In the teen room, Friday afternoons, 1-5pm. Ages 12-18.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Home City Families: Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Parents and their children are invited to join us for stories, songs, and activities! East Forest Park Branch Library Playgroup is a great opportunity to meet other parents and give your child the opportunity to socialize with other children their age. No registration required!

CONTACT:  Jennifer Teehan-Sanford    teehan-sanfordj@springfieldpublicschools.com
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room
 
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Teen Gaming Club
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

It's time to start the weekend with some games! We will have a couple of boardgames available, but collectible card games are welcome! Can you beat a librarian at Magic the Gathering or Yu Gi Oh? We're guessing, the answer is "yes" wink Ages 12-18 welcome.

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6828  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Teen Room
 
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Music Fridays
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Did you try one of our ukulele programs and want to keep practicing, or always wanted to try learning an instrument? Stop by the Forest Park library community room on Fridays for a low-pressure learning environment with guitar, ukulele, percussion, and more! Ages 11-18

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
Saturday May 21, 2022
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Romance Book Club - ONLINE
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for the Romance Book Club! We discuss a different romance novel each month - our choices explore all the sub-genres, and a wide representation of characters. One Saturday a month, 3-4 pm, online via Zoom. Register if you'd like to be added to our email list, but no registration is required - just join us at the Zoom link. For adults 18+. See our current book choice and group guidelines at the website!

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry    emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.
 
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Knot Just Knitters
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:    413-263-6843  
LOCATION: Forest Park Adult Area
 
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Lunch Bunch
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Are you stuck in a rut when it comes to making healthy, easy lunches for your children? Parents, join reference librarian Chelsea to learn some fun ways to make healthy lunches.

Classes limited to 10 participants and pre-registration is required. For parents, but bringing your children is welcome!

CONTACT:  Chelsea Bell  413-263-6858  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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SNEABJ Chapter Meeting
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Southern New England Association of Black Journalists chapter meeting. 

This is a non-library-sponsored event. 

CONTACT:  Eric Sellers  301-672-4503  eric.b.sellers@espn.com
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Indian Orchard MineCrafters
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us at the Indian Orchard Library for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! The second Saturday of the month from 12:00-2:00pm. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. For children and teens ages 10 and up. Please call 263-6846 for more information.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Queer+ Teen Space
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Meet with other LGBTQIA+ and allied teens for a Saturday afternoon of anything from friendship bracelets to zine making! Every third Saturday of the month we'll be meeting in a safe and inclusive space to hang out, do a fun activity, and talk about the things that are important to you. Please contact us with any questions, concerns, or if you would like accommodations.  

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
 
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The Haunting of Mirror Lake Manor: A D&D Mini-Campaign
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Are you 13-18 years old? Have you been itching to play D&D? Join us for a seven week Mini Campaign "The Haunting of Mirror Lake Manor!" Beginners and seasoned players welcome. 

We will use a combination of Zoom and Roll20. (Computers will be available for the program if needed.)

The campaign will run every Saturday afternoon between April 16th and June 4th, from 2:00-4:30 PM. Registration is required, as program space is limited to 6 players. (Register below for the series.)

Please send any questions to DM Sam Hoffman: shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org 

CONTACT:  Hoffman Samantha    shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Tuesday May 24, 2022
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You're Invited! Coffee Hour For Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

You're invited to stop by for a visit! Bring along your knitting, grab some books, or catch up with a friend over coffee and a puzzle. Every week, folks from the neighborhood, and those that provide services for Seniors will pop by to keep you informed and entertained. Refreshments provided. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.

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

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
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Wee Ones: Storytime and Playgroup
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Storytime plays an important role in building early literacy and social skills. Join us for an interactive storytime featuring books, songs, and playtime for babies and toddlers with social time for caregivers.

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  413-263-6828 x201  tlinina@springfieldibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
 
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ESOL Conversation Circle
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Come practice your English conversation with a small group of peers and your local librarians! Beginner - intermediate English. We'll have coffee and light snacks. Families welcome.

Venga a practicar su inglés en conversación con un grupo pequeño y sus bibliotecarias locales! Inglés principiante a avanzado. Tendremos café y desayuno ligero. Familias bienvenidas.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Home City Families: Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Parents and their children are invited to join us for stories, songs, and activities! Sixteen Acres Branch Library Playgroup is a great opportunity to meet other parents and give your child the opportunity to socialize with other children their age. No registration required!

CONTACT:  Jennifer Teehan-Sanford     teehan-sanfordj@springfieldpublicschools.com
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Makerspace Collaboratory Drop-In
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

From traditional crafts to digital tinkering, the East Forest Park Makerspace is your place to create, invent, and learn. Each week we will have a drop-in project or two based on a theme.
Want to learn more? Contact the East Forest Park Branch Library at (413) 263-6836.

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-2636836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
 
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Teen Choice Day
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for YOUR choice in teen programming! We're inviting all 13-19 years old to suggest super fun activities they would like to see at the library. Talk with your local branch librarian or connect with us through polls, suggestion boxes, and more.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  4132636843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
 
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Teen Tuesdays
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be after school, look no further.  Get inspired by a wide array of art and writing materials or play one of our many board games.  Enjoy the company of others or grab a quiet space for some precious alone time. Ages 12-18.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Taste Test Tuesdays
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Come sample new snacks every Tuesday at the Forest Park library! We'll supply anything from international to limited edition or seasonal snacks - open to your suggestions. Ages 11-18

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
Wednesday May 25, 2022
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The Any Book Club
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Any Book Club (ABC) meets bi-monthly to share stories about their recent reads. In rotation with one another, members review books they've read recently so others can learn about what's great and, sometimes, what's not! Those who enjoy adult fiction will feel especially at home, but all adult readers are welcomed.

Members can attend either or both sessions. 18+

CONTACT:  Jenkins Lumpkin  413-263-6836  jlumpkin@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room
 
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Home City Families: Gross Motor Playgroup
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Calling all parents with young children! We invite you along with your child for a fun filled hour of gross motor fun to develop physical abilities. This is a great opportunity to meet other parents and give your child the opportunity to socialize with other children their age. No registration required!

CONTACT:  Jennifer Teehan-Sanford    teehan-sanfordj@springfieldpublicschools.com
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Bilingual Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Come and join us every Wednesday for a bilingual story time in the English and Spanish languages: songs, rhymes, stories, and crafts. Make new friends and enjoy snacks. Ages 1-5.

Vengan y participen todos los miércoles del programa bilingue en Inglés y Español: Disfruten de cancioncitas, rimas, cuentos, y actividades manuales. Compartir con amiguitos y refrescos. Edades 1-5.

CONTACT:  Haydee Hodis   413-263-6805  HHodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Central Library Comics Club
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you love manga? Do you wait for the next big MCU project to be announced? Then this is the club for you. Join us on the 4th Wed. of each month to talk about all things comics, anime, and manga. Ages 13-19 welcome.

CONTACT:  Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe  4132636828 X425  shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Teen Area
 
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Forest Park Teen Advisory Board
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join our Teen Advisory Board to share what you want to see at the library - from programs and events to books, movies, video games and more! Talk about your ideas to make the library a better place for you. Come and enjoy refreshments while you meet new friends. The library is all yours, just ask!

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
 
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Make Your Own Fantastical Fairy and Gnome Garden
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Welcome Spring with your own Fantastical Fairy, or Gnome Garden. Using natural and supplied figures create a magical space for a gnome or fairy. For ages 12-18.Indian Orchard Library, Wednesday, May 25th, 5-7. Supplies are limited, preregistration is strongly encouraged, either online or by calling the branch.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Watercolor Hydrangea Workshop
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Brighten up your Spring and find your inner Bob Ross with a vibrant hydrangea in this watercolor workshop! Our workshop is perfect for beginners and experienced artists alike. All materials will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required. 18+

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
Thursday May 26, 2022
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Raymond Jordan Senior Center Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Come join us for a fascinating book club at the Raymond Jordan Senior Center! Do you love to read about real life events? Are you intrigued by learning more about others' stories and experiences - whether in the present or the past? If so, then meet us in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Raymond Jordan Senior Center for our monthly Book Club, where we delve into the heart of historical fiction, non-fiction, and even memoir. Fourth Thursday | 10 AM | Adults, 18+ 

CONTACT:  Jenkins Lumpkin  413-263-6836  jlumpkin@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Offsite
 
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Circle Time Fun
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for songs, rhymes and a story or two. "Circle time" is not only a fun experience for your child but also a great way to be ready for preschool and kindergarten. Be sure to browse our extensive collection of children's books and multimedia before or after the program! We'll stay safe by meeting outdoors when weather permits and by encouraging social distancing when indoors. Ages 0-5, older siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Knot Just Knitters
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Carve Your Own Stamp
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Come to the teen room and learn the art of stamp carving, and make a stamp of a design of your choice or you can design your own! You'll be able to take the stamp you make home! Pre-registration is required. For Teens 15-19.

CONTACT:  Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe  4132636828 X425  shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Teen Area
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Thursday Crafternoons
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the Forest Park Library for some de-stressing arts and crafts every Thursday afternoon! Learn how to crochet, make a collage, or try out a seasonal craft. Ages 11-18

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Children's Room
 
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Teen Writer's Guild
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Do you love Creative Writing? Can't get enough of fiction? Need to put your thoughts into poems? Want to pen the next big screenplay? Then come join us at the Forest Park branch for a monthly meeting all about writing! Play writing games, learn new forms and genres, practice with prompts, and share your writing for workshop. Develop your creative writing skills and learn what it takes to edit your work. All skill levels welcome. Please preregister! Teens 14+ | Fourth Thursday Monthly | Forest Park Branch Library

CONTACT:  Alexandra Dupuis  413-263-6843  adupuis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Girl Scouts Troop 65166
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Girl Scouts Meeting

CONTACT:  Jamillah Vernon  4136366790  jvernon@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room
 
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Wellspring Board & Meet Our Co-ops
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Wellspring Cooperative Board meeting from 4:30-6:00 p.m. followed by a 'Meet Our New Co-ops' gathering. 

This is a non-library sponsored event. 

CONTACT:  Emily Kawano  413-461-8203  emilykawano@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
Friday May 27, 2022
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Knot Just Knitters
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

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

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
 
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Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

School getting you stressed? Join our Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club. We supply the artist-quality crayons, pencils and pens and coloring pages, to spark your creativity. Just drop by and color your stress away. In the teen room, Friday afternoons, 1-5pm. Ages 12-18.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Home City Families: Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Parents and their children are invited to join us for stories, songs, and activities! East Forest Park Branch Library Playgroup is a great opportunity to meet other parents and give your child the opportunity to socialize with other children their age. No registration required!

CONTACT:  Jennifer Teehan-Sanford    teehan-sanfordj@springfieldpublicschools.com
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room
 
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Music Fridays
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Did you try one of our ukulele programs and want to keep practicing, or always wanted to try learning an instrument? Stop by the Forest Park library community room on Fridays for a low-pressure learning environment with guitar, ukulele, percussion, and more! Ages 11-18

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
Saturday May 28, 2022
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Amateur Photography Club
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us at the ES Branch on the last Saturday of the month from 11am-12pm for an amateur photography club! At the beginning of each month a photo challenge will be assigned to the group. Over the course of the month we will take pictures on our own and at the end of the month we will meet to share and discuss our photos with the club. No special equipment needed - use your smartphone, or any kind of camera! Ages 16+.

CONTACT:  Mayra Quiñones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Knot Just Knitters
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:    413-263-6843  
LOCATION: Forest Park Adult Area
 
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Meet Your Local Birth Workers
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Springfield Family Doulas are hosting a "Meet Your Local Birth Workers" event to educate the community on services provided in Springfield for birthing persons and families. Come meet up with Doulas, Midwives, acupuncturists, prenatal massage therapists, and lactation counselors. 

This is a non-library-sponsored event. 

CONTACT:  Laconia Fennell  4132654770  springfieldfamilydoulas@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Houseplant Hangout
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Do you love houseplants? So do we! Join the staff at Forest Park Library each month to talk all things houseplants! Make DIY pots, repot plants together, learn cool plant hacks, get new care tips, discover new plants, and meet others in the area with this hobby! All Ages | Last Saturday Monthly | Forest Park Branch Library

CONTACT:  Alexandra Dupuis  413-263-6843  adupuis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
 
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The Haunting of Mirror Lake Manor: A D&D Mini-Campaign
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Are you 13-18 years old? Have you been itching to play D&D? Join us for a seven week Mini Campaign "The Haunting of Mirror Lake Manor!" Beginners and seasoned players welcome. 

We will use a combination of Zoom and Roll20. (Computers will be available for the program if needed.)

The campaign will run every Saturday afternoon between April 16th and June 4th, from 2:00-4:30 PM. Registration is required, as program space is limited to 6 players. (Register below for the series.)

Please send any questions to DM Sam Hoffman: shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org 

CONTACT:  Hoffman Samantha    shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Monday May 30, 2022
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Memorial Day: All Locations Closed

All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of the holiday.

CONTACT:  Director's Office  413 263-6828 ext 290  
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Tuesday May 31, 2022
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9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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You're Invited! Coffee Hour For Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

You're invited to stop by for a visit! Bring along your knitting, grab some books, or catch up with a friend over coffee and a puzzle. Every week, folks from the neighborhood, and those that provide services for Seniors will pop by to keep you informed and entertained. Refreshments provided. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.

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

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
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Wee Ones: Storytime and Playgroup
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Storytime plays an important role in building early literacy and social skills. Join us for an interactive storytime featuring books, songs, and playtime for babies and toddlers with social time for caregivers.

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  413-263-6828 x201  tlinina@springfieldibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
 
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ESOL Conversation Circle
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Come practice your English conversation with a small group of peers and your local librarians! Beginner - intermediate English. We'll have coffee and light snacks. Families welcome.

Venga a practicar su inglés en conversación con un grupo pequeño y sus bibliotecarias locales! Inglés principiante a avanzado. Tendremos café y desayuno ligero. Familias bienvenidas.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Home City Families: Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Parents and their children are invited to join us for stories, songs, and activities! Sixteen Acres Branch Library Playgroup is a great opportunity to meet other parents and give your child the opportunity to socialize with other children their age. No registration required!

CONTACT:  Jennifer Teehan-Sanford     teehan-sanfordj@springfieldpublicschools.com
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Makerspace Collaboratory Drop-In
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

From traditional crafts to digital tinkering, the East Forest Park Makerspace is your place to create, invent, and learn. Each week we will have a drop-in project or two based on a theme.
Want to learn more? Contact the East Forest Park Branch Library at (413) 263-6836.

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-2636836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
 
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Teen Tuesdays
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be after school, look no further.  Get inspired by a wide array of art and writing materials or play one of our many board games.  Enjoy the company of others or grab a quiet space for some precious alone time. Ages 12-18.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Hour of Code
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Spend an hour playing games and solving challenges -- and learn computer coding at the same time! This program is for ages 8-14. All skill levels welcome! Hour of Code runs from 3:30-4:30pm.

CONTACT:  Samantha Hoffman  263-6828 ext 201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
 
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Taste Test Tuesdays
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Come sample new snacks every Tuesday at the Forest Park library! We'll supply anything from international to limited edition or seasonal snacks - open to your suggestions. Ages 11-18

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
 
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413 Gourmet Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for a new cooking class meets book club series that will be hands-on and in-person for those who love to cook at home. During the class, participants will assist in creating a pre-selected dish from the chosen cookbook of the month. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to check out the selected cookbook ahead of time and to bring an accompanying dish from it to share. The main meal will be selected and shared at registration. Registration for this event is required with a limit of 10 participants. 

Cookbook (subject to change): Simply Julia by Julia Turshen

CONTACT:  Chelsea Bell  413-263-6858  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
There are 8 spaces available.
Wednesday June 1, 2022 - Thursday June 30, 2022
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Fluttering Butterflies

During the month of June, the East Springfield Branch Library will be growing and raising our very own Painted Lady Butterflies. Every time you visit the library you can watch the larvae grow and change into beautiful butterflies. When the time is right, we will release the butterflies in our garden with your help. Ages 5-10

CONTACT:  Tricia Labroad  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Wednesday June 1, 2022
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Home City Families: Yoga
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Come join Lisa Katz at the library for a Deep Play for Kids class. We will be doing breathing, moving, dancing, shapes and poses and relaxing. Come and play!

CONTACT:  Jennifer Teehan-Sanford  413-263-6853  teehan-sanfordj@springfieldpublicschools.com
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Bilingual Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Come and join us every Wednesday for a bilingual story time in the English and Spanish languages: songs, rhymes, stories, and crafts. Make new friends and enjoy snacks. Ages 1-5.

Vengan y participen todos los miércoles del programa bilingue en Inglés y Español: Disfruten de cancioncitas, rimas, cuentos, y actividades manuales. Compartir con amiguitos y refrescos. Edades 1-5.

CONTACT:  Haydee Hodis   413-263-6805  HHodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Reading Along with Reimi, the Therapy Dog
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Children are invited to read to Reimi, a hypoallergenic Goldendoodle who loves everyone! Practice reading to her and become a confident reader. Ages 5 and up.

CONTACT:  Maureen Tipton  413-263-6836  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Children's Room
 
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Wednesday STEM Day
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Stop by the Forest Park Library after school on Wednesdays for some fun hands-on STEM activities - from making ice cream or slime to taking apart electronics! Ages 11-18

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Soothing Adult Coloring
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Come join other grown folks for some low-key coloring and conversation - or feel free to come color with your headphones if you just need some wind-down time! We'll provide all the coloring supplies. No registration, just drop in! Every first Wednesday of the month on the mezzanine in Rice Hall. Adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413-263-6828  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Mezzanine
 
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Smart Home Seller's Seminar
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Presented by Christine Strohman

After decades in real estate, working with hundreds of buyers and sellers, I’ve noticed most people experience similar confusion, anxiety, and fears.

I believe that knowledge is power so I've created this course to take away the guesswork and minimize the anxiety during the home selling process.

I'll share insider information on how I get my clients through the process feeling happy and satisfied at the closing table.

This is a non-library-sponsored event.

CONTACT:  Suzanne Larocque  413-427-4698  suzanne@yourfavoriterealtors.com
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room
 
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Books & Brew Discussion Group
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join a lively discussion with other book lovers, and enjoy your favorite brew too. Books & Brew meets in person on the first Wednesday of each month, Ages 18+, at Nathan Bill's Restaurant in Springfield.

This month's selection is  The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang. A heartwarming and refreshing debut novel that proves one thing: there's not enough data in the world to predict what will make your heart tick. Copies of the book will be available at the East Forest Park and Forest Park Branch Libraries.

CONTACT:  Jenkins Lumpkin  413-263-6836  jlumpkin@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Offsite
Thursday June 2, 2022
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Circle Time Fun
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for songs, rhymes and a story or two. "Circle time" is not only a fun experience for your child but also a great way to be ready for preschool and kindergarten. Be sure to browse our extensive collection of children's books and multimedia before or after the program! We'll stay safe by meeting outdoors when weather permits and by encouraging social distancing when indoors. Ages 0-5, older siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Knot Just Knitters
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Thursday Crafternoons
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the Forest Park Library for some de-stressing arts and crafts every Thursday afternoon! Learn how to crochet, make a collage, or try out a seasonal craft. Ages 11-18

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Children's Room
 
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Summer Reading Kickoff Concert and Celebration
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us at Forest Park Library as we kick off Summer Reading!  Celebrate summer with games, prizes, activities, and a live concert by regionally renowned salsa group, Orquesta Sensacional! Let's Party! All ages. Musical performance made possible by the Rose Smith Fund.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Reading Garden
 
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Girl Scouts Troop 65166
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Girl Scouts Meeting

CONTACT:  Jamillah Vernon  4136366790  jvernon@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room
Friday June 3, 2022
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Knot Just Knitters
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

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

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
 
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Writing Fun Fridays
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop in for some fun Friday learning this summer!  We'll have a rotating selection of colorful materials for pre-writers and beginning writers including worksheets, stationery, writing prompts, easy mad libs and more.  

Ideal or ages ages 2-7 with younger and older children welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied and consistently supervised by an adult. Every Friday from 1-4:30 in June, July and  August. 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

School getting you stressed? Join our Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club. We supply the artist-quality crayons, pencils and pens and coloring pages, to spark your creativity. Just drop by and color your stress away. In the teen room, Friday afternoons, 1-5pm. Ages 12-18.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Home City Families: Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Parents and their children are invited to join us for stories, songs, and activities! East Forest Park Branch Library Playgroup is a great opportunity to meet other parents and give your child the opportunity to socialize with other children their age. No registration required!

CONTACT:  Jennifer Teehan-Sanford    teehan-sanfordj@springfieldpublicschools.com
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room
 
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Teen Gaming Club
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

It's time to start the weekend with some games! We will have a couple of boardgames available, but collectible card games are welcome! Can you beat a librarian at Magic the Gathering or Yu Gi Oh? We're guessing, the answer is "yes" wink Ages 12-18 welcome.

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Teen Room
 
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Music Fridays
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Did you try one of our ukulele programs and want to keep practicing, or always wanted to try learning an instrument? Stop by the Forest Park library community room on Fridays for a low-pressure learning environment with guitar, ukulele, percussion, and more! Ages 11-18

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
Saturday June 4, 2022 - Saturday June 18, 2022
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Father's Day Cards

Drop by to make a card for dear ol' dad. Supplies and templates will be provided so that you can craft a card that will put a smile on the face of Dad, Pop, Grandpa and Uncle Joe. Show someone how special they are with a personalized card made by you! All supplies provided. All locations

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-3828 x293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Father's Day Cards

Drop by to make a card for dear ol' dad. Supplies and templates will be provided so that you can craft a card that will put a smile on the face of Dad, Pop, Grandpa and Uncle Joe. Show someone how special they are with a personalized card made by you! All supplies provided. All locations

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-3828 x293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
 
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Father's Day Cards

Drop by to make a card for dear ol' dad. Supplies and templates will be provided so that you can craft a card that will put a smile on the face of Dad, Pop, Grandpa and Uncle Joe. Show someone how special they are with a personalized card made by you! All supplies provided. All locations

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-3828 x293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Father's Day Cards

Drop by to make a card for dear ol' dad. Supplies and templates will be provided so that you can craft a card that will put a smile on the face of Dad, Pop, Grandpa and Uncle Joe. Show someone how special they are with a personalized card made by you! All supplies provided. All locations

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-3828 x293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Father's Day Cards

Drop by to make a card for dear ol' dad. Supplies and templates will be provided so that you can craft a card that will put a smile on the face of Dad, Pop, Grandpa and Uncle Joe. Show someone how special they are with a personalized card made by you! All supplies provided. All locations

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-3828 x293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Father's Day Cards

Drop by to make a card for dear ol' dad. Supplies and templates will be provided so that you can craft a card that will put a smile on the face of Dad, Pop, Grandpa and Uncle Joe. Show someone how special they are with a personalized card made by you! All supplies provided. All locations

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-3828 x293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
 
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Father's Day Cards

Drop by to make a card for dear ol' dad. Supplies and templates will be provided so that you can craft a card that will put a smile on the face of Dad, Pop, Grandpa and Uncle Joe. Show someone how special they are with a personalized card made by you! All supplies provided. All locations

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-3828 x293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
 
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Father's Day Cards

Drop by to make a card for dear ol' dad. Supplies and templates will be provided so that you can craft a card that will put a smile on the face of Dad, Pop, Grandpa and Uncle Joe. Show someone how special they are with a personalized card made by you! All supplies provided. All locations

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-3828 x293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Father's Day Cards

Drop by to make a card for dear ol' dad. Supplies and templates will be provided so that you can craft a card that will put a smile on the face of Dad, Pop, Grandpa and Uncle Joe. Show someone how special they are with a personalized card made by you! All supplies provided. All locations

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-3828 x293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
Saturday June 4, 2022
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Knot Just Knitters
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:    413-263-6843  
LOCATION: Forest Park Adult Area
 
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Regreen Springfield Wildflower and Pollinator work shop
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Wildflower and Pollinator workshop.

This is a non-library-sponsored event. 

CONTACT:  David Bloniarz  413-537-3748  dbloniarz@mac.com
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Lunch Bunch: Tween Edition
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Are you a kid who wants to be more independent and find ways to cook for yourself? Join Julia to learn how to make fun, healthy lunches. For tweens ages 8-12. Classes limited to 10 participants and pre-registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Chelsea Bell  413-263-6858  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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The Haunting of Mirror Lake Manor: A D&D Mini-Campaign
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Are you 13-18 years old? Have you been itching to play D&D? Join us for a seven week Mini Campaign "The Haunting of Mirror Lake Manor!" Beginners and seasoned players welcome. 

We will use a combination of Zoom and Roll20. (Computers will be available for the program if needed.)

The campaign will run every Saturday afternoon between April 16th and June 4th, from 2:00-4:30 PM. Registration is required, as program space is limited to 6 players. (Register below for the series.)

Please send any questions to DM Sam Hoffman: shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org 

CONTACT:  Hoffman Samantha    shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Monday June 6, 2022
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Soothing Adult Coloring
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Come join other grown folks for some low-key coloring and conversation - or feel free to come color with your headphones if you just need some wind-down time! We'll provide all the coloring supplies. No registration, just drop in! Every first Monday of the month. Adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Mayra Quiñones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Tuesday June 7, 2022
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Wee Ones: Storytime and Playgroup
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Storytime plays an important role in building early literacy and social skills. Join us for an interactive storytime featuring books, songs, and playtime for babies and toddlers with social time for caregivers.

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  413-263-6828 x201  tlinina@springfieldibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
 
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ESOL Conversation Circle
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Come practice your English conversation with a small group of peers and your local librarians! Beginner - intermediate English. We'll have coffee and light snacks. Families welcome.

Venga a practicar su inglés en conversación con un grupo pequeño y sus bibliotecarias locales! Inglés principiante a avanzado. Tendremos café y desayuno ligero. Familias bienvenidas.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Home City Families: Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Parents and their children are invited to join us for stories, songs, and activities! Sixteen Acres Branch Library Playgroup is a great opportunity to meet other parents and give your child the opportunity to socialize with other children their age. No registration required!

CONTACT:  Jennifer Teehan-Sanford     teehan-sanfordj@springfieldpublicschools.com
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Teen Paint and Sip
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Enjoy an afternoon of refreshment and create a masterpiece. We'll have all the supplies you need to create a painting. We'll also supply a selection of beverages so you can mix a refreshing juice or soda drink to sip as you paint. Ages 13-19 welcome.

CONTACT:  Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe  4132636828 X425  shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Teen Area
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Makerspace Collaboratory Drop-In
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

From traditional crafts to digital tinkering, the East Forest Park Makerspace is your place to create, invent, and learn. Each week we will have a drop-in project or two based on a theme.
Want to learn more? Contact the East Forest Park Branch Library at (413) 263-6836.

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
 
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Teen Tuesdays
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be, look no further.  Get inspired by a wide array of art and writing materials or play one of our many board games.  Enjoy the company of others or grab a quiet space for some precious alone time.  This activity is intended for ages 12-18.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Taste Test Tuesdays
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Come sample new snacks every Tuesday at the Forest Park library! We'll supply anything from international to limited edition or seasonal snacks - open to your suggestions. Ages 11-18

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
 
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Teen Detective's Book Club
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Calling all detectives! Do you love solving a mystery? Join us at the Forest Park Library once a month to hash out all the clues! For June we will be reading I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick. Copies will be available at Forest Park and East Forest Park branches. Every first Tuesday at 4:00 PM. Ages 14-19. 

CONTACT:  Alexandra Dupuis  413-263-6843  adupuis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Teen Choice Day
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us for YOUR choice in teen programming! We're inviting all 13-19 years old to suggest super fun activities they would like to see at the library. Talk with your local branch librarian or connect with us through polls, suggestion boxes, and more.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Cooking for Beginners
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Start your culinary journey with our Cooking for Beginners course. Reference librarian Chelsea will lead the class to make meals and snacks that you'll be able to recreate at home in no time. Come ready to learn and enjoy some tasty morsels at the end of the class. Lesson of each month will be shared ahead of time. Pre-registration is required with a limit of 10 people per class. Offered the 1st Tuesday of the month through September 2022.

CONTACT:  Chelsea Bell  413-263-6858  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
There are 5 spaces available.
Wednesday June 8, 2022
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Decoration Day!

Join the fun as we decorate the library for Summer Reading Club. Help us create an ocean-ful of sea-inspired crafts just right for this year's Summer Reading Club. During open hours.

CONTACT:  Tricia Labroad  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Decoration Day!

Join the fun as we decorate the library for Summer Reading Club. Help us create an ocean-ful of sea-inspired crafts just right for this year's Summer Reading Club. During open hours.

CONTACT:  Kate Potapova  413-263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
 
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The Any Book Club
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Any Book Club (ABC) meets bi-monthly to share stories about their recent reads. In rotation with one another, members review books they've read recently so others can learn about what's great and, sometimes, what's not! Those who enjoy adult fiction will feel especially at home, but all adult readers are welcomed.

Members can attend either or both sessions. 18+

CONTACT:  Jenkins Lumpkin  413-263-6836  jlumpkin@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room
 
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Home City Families: Yoga
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Come join Lisa Katz at the library for a Deep Play for Kids class. We will be doing breathing, moving, dancing, shapes and poses and relaxing. Come and play!

CONTACT:  Jennifer Teehan-Sanford  413-263-6853  teehan-sanfordj@springfieldpublicschools.com
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Mason Square TDI Meeting
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Monthly Mason Square TDI Meeting.

CONTACT:  Andre Leroux  617-251-3861  andre@leroux.solutions
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Bilingual Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Come and join us every Wednesday for a bilingual story time in the English and Spanish languages: songs, rhymes, stories, and crafts. Make new friends and enjoy snacks. Ages 1-5.

Vengan y participen todos los miércoles del programa bilingue en Inglés y Español: Disfruten de cancioncitas, rimas, cuentos, y actividades manuales. Compartir con amiguitos y refrescos. Edades 1-5.

CONTACT:  Haydee Hodis   413-263-6805  HHodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Wednesday STEM Day
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Stop by the Forest Park Library after school on Wednesdays for some fun hands-on STEM activities - from making ice cream or slime to taking apart electronics! Ages 11-18

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Teen Choice Day
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Join us for YOUR choice in teen programming! We're inviting all 13-19 years old to suggest super fun activities they would like to see at the library. Talk with your local branch librarian or connect with us through polls, suggestion boxes, and more.

CONTACT:   Mayra Quinones  4132636840  MQuinones@SpringfieldLibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Create Summer Reading Program Decorations!
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Help the Children's Room create decorations for the Summer Reading Program! We'll be making sea-themed decorations this year, and we want to make as big a splash as possible! 

Ages 3+  No registration required.

CONTACT:  Samantha Hoffman  (413) 263-6828 x201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Model Makers Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

What have you been working on? A '69 Camaro, an Apollo Lunar Lander, a RX-78-2 Gundam? From classic cars to futuristic spacecrafts, find them all at your fingertips as you construct the perfect plastic model kit. Join us in the Makerspace at the East Forest Park Library for our monthly model building meet-up. Bring a project to work on, or just stop in to talk shop. For teens and adults of all experience levels.

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
Thursday June 9, 2022
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Circle Time Fun
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for songs, rhymes and a story or two. "Circle time" is not only a fun experience for your child but also a great way to be ready for preschool and kindergarten. Be sure to browse our extensive collection of children's books and multimedia before or after the program! We'll stay safe by meeting outdoors when weather permits and by encouraging social distancing when indoors. Ages 0-5, older siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Knot Just Knitters
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Microsoft Word and Excel Class Series
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

A series of 3 computer classes on Word and Excel. Each class is 90 minutes (about an hour of material with time for a break and questions), and basic computer skills are required (mouse and keyboard, opening and closing computers).

1. Getting Started with Word - General overview, understanding the keyboard and common functions like selecting text and capitalization. Spell check, Saving and printing.

2. Fabulous Formatting in Word - Review of the basics from "Getting Started," and a deep dive on formatting from the "home" tab, including font, paragraph, and styles.

3. Budgeting with Excel - Overview of the basics, and then a guided activity to build Bruce Wayne's annual budget using the program's math functions, autofill, and auto sum. Some formatting? (Details are still in development.)

CONTACT:  Katherine Stapp  413-263-6828 ext 395  kstapp@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Thursday Crafternoons
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the Forest Park Library for some de-stressing arts and crafts every Thursday afternoon! Learn how to crochet, make a collage, or try out a seasonal craft. Ages 11-18

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Children's Room
 
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Girl Scouts Troop 65166
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Girl Scouts Meeting

CONTACT:  Jamillah Vernon  4136366790  jvernon@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room
 
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Celebrating Poetry Month with Magdalena Gómez
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us at the Brightwood Branch Library for a night of poetry with Magdalena Gómez, Springfield's Poet Laureate. Gómez will be reading from her new book of lyrical narratives to be released in April 2022.

CONTACT:  Haydee Hodis   413-263-6805  HHodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
Friday June 10, 2022
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Knot Just Knitters
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

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

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
 
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Writing Fun Fridays
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop in for some fun Friday learning this summer!  We'll have a rotating selection of colorful materials for pre-writers and beginning writers including worksheets, stationery, writing prompts, easy mad libs and more.  

Ideal or ages ages 2-7 with younger and older children welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied and consistently supervised by an adult. Every Friday from 1-4:30 in June, July and  August. 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

School getting you stressed? Join our Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club. We supply the artist-quality crayons, pencils and pens and coloring pages, to spark your creativity. Just drop by and color your stress away. In the teen room, Friday afternoons, 1-5pm. Ages 12-18.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Home City Families: Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Parents and their children are invited to join us for stories, songs, and activities! East Forest Park Branch Library Playgroup is a great opportunity to meet other parents and give your child the opportunity to socialize with other children their age. No registration required!

CONTACT:  Jennifer Teehan-Sanford    teehan-sanfordj@springfieldpublicschools.com
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room
 
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Tie-Dye Your Pride!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Celebrate Pride Month and the pride you feel by tie-dying pillow cases a rainbow of colors! Stop by Brightwood Branch Library to tie-dye a pillow case to take home. Pre-registration is required as supplies are limited. Ages 10-16

CONTACT:  Emily Jones  413-263-6805  ejones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
Registration will begin on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 4:20 PM     
 
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Switch It Up!
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come Switch it up at the library and play your choice of Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Mario Kart 8 or Mario Party Superstars! Light refreshments will be served. Second Friday of the month from 3-4:30 at ES Branch. Teens 13-18.

CONTACT:  Mayra Quiñones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Music Fridays
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Did you try one of our ukulele programs and want to keep practicing, or always wanted to try learning an instrument? Stop by the Forest Park library community room on Fridays for a low-pressure learning environment with guitar, ukulele, percussion, and more! Ages 11-18

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
Saturday June 11, 2022
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Discover Dungeons & Dragons
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Curious about Dungeons & Dragons but don't know how to get started? Meet us on the mezzanine in Rice Hall for a beginner-friendly adventure every month. No equipment, commitment, or experience is required. If you only stop by a couple times or want to play every month, the real treasure will be the friends we make along the way! Registration is optional, but recommended. For adults 18+

CONTACT:  Katherine Stapp  413-263-6828 x395  kstapp@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
Registration will begin on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 7:25 PM     
 
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Knot Just Knitters
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:    413-263-6843  
LOCATION: Forest Park Adult Area
 
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Write-Up Springfield
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Creative writers of all types are invited to Write-Up Springfield's monthly meeting of networking, writing exercise, and sharing. Led by Tara Dasso and Kateri M. Walsh, these hands-on workshops are a chance to hone your skill and hear from other western Massachusetts writers on creative writing. Newcomers welcomed!

Funding comes from the Friends of the Library and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. 18+

CONTACT:  Alexandra  413-263-6843  adupuis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
Monday June 13, 2022
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Minecraft Monday
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join us at the Forest Park Library every other Monday afternoon for Minecraft adventures! Join our library server and explore the ever-expanding, world-building awesomeness of Minecraft! Every other Monday at 4:00 PM. Ages 12-17 | Every other Monday | Forest Park Branch Library Teen Zone

CONTACT:  Alexandra Dupuis  413-263-6843  adupuis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Teen Choice Day
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Join us for YOUR choice in teen programming! We're inviting all 13-19 years old to suggest super fun activities they would like to see at the library. Talk with your local branch librarian or connect with us through polls, suggestion boxes, and more.

CONTACT:  Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe  4132636828 X425  shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Teen Area
Tuesday June 14, 2022
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Discover Your Summer: Drop in Crafts

Stop into the Central Branch Library every other Tuesday between June 14 to Aug 30, to see what creative project is waiting for you.

CONTACT:  Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe  4132636828 X425  shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Teen Area
 
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You're Invited! Coffee Hour For Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

You're invited to stop by for a visit! Bring along your knitting, grab some books, or catch up with a friend over coffee and a puzzle. Every week, folks from the neighborhood, and those that provide services for Seniors will pop by to keep you informed and entertained. Refreshments provided. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.

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

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  4132636846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
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Wee Ones: Storytime and Playgroup
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Storytime plays an important role in building early literacy and social skills. Join us for an interactive storytime featuring books, songs, and playtime for babies and toddlers with social time for caregivers.

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  413-263-6828 x201  tlinina@springfieldibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
 
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Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group - ONLINE
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Explore great books, join a lively discussion, and meet others who enjoy reading too. New members are always welcome! Meets online via Zoom at noon on the second Tuesday of every month. Library copies of the book are available at the Central Library's second-floor Circulation Desk. | 18+

This month's selection is The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (2020) fiction.

Click here to join the monthly Zoom meeting. Registration is optional for those who would like to receive email reminders and updates.

CONTACT:  Lisa Lipshires  413-263-6828 ext 395  llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.
 
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ESOL Conversation Circle
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Come practice your English conversation with a small group of peers and your local librarians! Beginner - intermediate English. We'll have coffee and light snacks. Families welcome.

Venga a practicar su inglés en conversación con un grupo pequeño y sus bibliotecarias locales! Inglés principiante a avanzado. Tendremos café y desayuno ligero. Familias bienvenidas.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Home City Families: Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Parents and their children are invited to join us for stories, songs, and activities! Sixteen Acres Branch Library Playgroup is a great opportunity to meet other parents and give your child the opportunity to socialize with other children their age. No registration required!

CONTACT:  Jennifer Teehan-Sanford     teehan-sanfordj@springfieldpublicschools.com
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Makerspace Collaboratory Drop-In
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

From traditional crafts to digital tinkering, the East Forest Park Makerspace is your place to create, invent, and learn. Each week we will have a drop-in project or two based on a theme.
Want to learn more? Contact the East Forest Park Branch Library at (413) 263-6836.

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
 
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Teen Tuesdays
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be, look no further.  Get inspired by a wide array of art and writing materials or play one of our many board games.  Enjoy the company of others or grab a quiet space for some precious alone time.  This activity is intended for ages 12-18.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Taste Test Tuesdays
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Come sample new snacks every Tuesday at the Forest Park library! We'll supply anything from international to limited edition or seasonal snacks - open to your suggestions. Ages 11-18

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
 
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Central Library Teen Advisory Board
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join our Teen Advisory Board. Share what programs and materials you want. Talk about your ideas to make the library a better place for you. Come and enjoy refreshments while you meet new friends. The library is all yours, just ask! Ages 13-19 welcome!

CONTACT:  Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe  4132636828 X425  shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Teen Area
There are 10 spaces available.
Wednesday June 15, 2022
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Decoration Day!

Join the fun as we decorate the library for Summer Reading Club. Help us kick off a creative summer with freestyle crafts for all ages.  During open hours.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Juneteenth Celebration
3:00 AM - 4:30 AM

Join us in the Mason Square Reading Garden for outdoor games, crafts and activities to celebrate Juneteenth.  Sign up for this year's Discover Your Summer Reading Program. All ages.

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413 263-6853  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Reading Garden
 
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Home City Families: Yoga
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Come join Lisa Katz at the library for a Deep Play for Kids class. We will be doing breathing, moving, dancing, shapes and poses and relaxing. Come and play!

CONTACT:  Jennifer Teehan-Sanford  413-263-6853  teehan-sanfordj@springfieldpublicschools.com
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Bilingual Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Come and join us every Wednesday for a bilingual story time in the English and Spanish languages: songs, rhymes, stories, and crafts. Make new friends and enjoy snacks. Ages 1-5.

Vengan y participen todos los miércoles del programa bilingue en Inglés y Español: Disfruten de cancioncitas, rimas, cuentos, y actividades manuales. Compartir con amiguitos y refrescos. Edades 1-5.

CONTACT:  Haydee Hodis   413-263-6805  HHodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Summer Reading Challenge Accepted!
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

The Summer Reading Challenge is on! Join us for a monthly meet-up to enjoy some snacks and chat about the books that we're reading - and what we're excited to read next!

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Teen Room
 
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Summer Reading Kickoff with Sparky the Fire Dog
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Come join Sparky and the firefighters from the East Forest Park station to celebrate summer reading. Enjoy some ice cream, check out the cool fire truck - and while you're at it - sign up for this year's Discover Your Summer Reading program! All ages.

CONTACT:  Maureen Tipton  413 263-6836  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
 
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Wednesday STEM Day
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Stop by the Forest Park Library after school on Wednesdays for some fun hands-on STEM activities - from making ice cream or slime to taking apart electronics! Ages 11-18

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Teen Choice Day
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us for YOUR choice in teen programming! We're inviting all 13-19 years old to suggest super fun activities they would like to see at the library. Talk with your local branch librarian or connect with us through polls, suggestion boxes, and more.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  4132636846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
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Simple Adult Crafts
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Come join other grown folks for easy crafts and conversation. We'll provide all the supplies and you can go home with something you made yourself! Every third Wednesday of the month. No registration, just drop in - but supplies are limited! Every third Wednesday of the month on the mezzanine in Rice Hall. Adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413-263-6828  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Mezzanine
 
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Teen Manga Squad
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Calling all manga fans! Do you want to meet other teens who love manga as much as you? Then we have the squad for you! Drop-in and talk about your favorite characters and stories. We'll have snacks, advice, and fun! Ages 10-18 welcome.

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Teen Room
Thursday June 16, 2022
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Circle Time Fun
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for songs, rhymes and a story or two. "Circle time" is not only a fun experience for your child but also a great way to be ready for preschool and kindergarten. Be sure to browse our extensive collection of children's books and multimedia before or after the program! We'll stay safe by meeting outdoors when weather permits and by encouraging social distancing when indoors. Ages 0-5, older siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Knot Just Knitters
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Microsoft Word and Excel Class Series
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

A series of 3 computer classes on Word and Excel. Each class is 90 minutes (about an hour of material with time for a break and questions), and basic computer skills are required (mouse and keyboard, opening and closing computers).

1. Getting Started with Word - General overview, understanding the keyboard and common functions like selecting text and capitalization. Spell check, Saving and printing.

2. Fabulous Formatting in Word - Review of the basics from "Getting Started," and a deep dive on formatting from the "home" tab, including font, paragraph, and styles.

3. Budgeting with Excel - Overview of the basics, and then a guided activity to build Bruce Wayne's annual budget using the program's math functions, autofill, and auto sum. Some formatting? (Details are still in development.)

CONTACT:  Katherine Stapp  413-263-6828 ext 395  kstapp@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Thursday Crafternoons
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the Forest Park Library for some de-stressing arts and crafts every Thursday afternoon! Learn how to crochet, make a collage, or try out a seasonal craft. Ages 11-18

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Children's Room
 
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Girl Scouts Troop 65166
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Girl Scouts Meeting

CONTACT:  Jamillah Vernon  4136366790  jvernon@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room
 
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Celebrating Father's Day Concert
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Come join us at the library for an evening of guitar music with Edwin Velez, "El Ultimo Bohemio" in celebration of Father's Day. Refreshments will be provided.

CONTACT:  Haydee Hodis  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
Friday June 17, 2022
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Knot Just Knitters
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

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

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
 
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Writing Fun Fridays
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop in for some fun Friday learning this summer!  We'll have a rotating selection of colorful materials for pre-writers and beginning writers including worksheets, stationery, writing prompts, easy mad libs and more.  

Ideal or ages ages 2-7 with younger and older children welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied and consistently supervised by an adult. Every Friday from 1-4:30 in June, July and  August. 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

School getting you stressed? Join our Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club. We supply the artist-quality crayons, pencils and pens and coloring pages, to spark your creativity. Just drop by and color your stress away. In the teen room, Friday afternoons, 1-5pm. Ages 12-18.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Home City Families: Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Parents and their children are invited to join us for stories, songs, and activities! East Forest Park Branch Library Playgroup is a great opportunity to meet other parents and give your child the opportunity to socialize with other children their age. No registration required!

CONTACT:  Jennifer Teehan-Sanford    teehan-sanfordj@springfieldpublicschools.com
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room
 
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Teen Gaming Club
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

It's time to start the weekend with some games! We will have a couple of boardgames available, but collectible card games are welcome! Can you beat a librarian at Magic the Gathering or Yu Gi Oh? We're guessing, the answer is "yes" wink Ages 12-18 welcome.

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Teen Room
 
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Music Fridays
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Did you try one of our ukulele programs and want to keep practicing, or always wanted to try learning an instrument? Stop by the Forest Park library community room on Fridays for a low-pressure learning environment with guitar, ukulele, percussion, and more! Ages 11-18

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
Saturday June 18, 2022
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Romance Book Club - ONLINE
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for the Romance Book Club! We discuss a different romance novel each month - our choices explore all the sub-genres, and a wide representation of characters. One Saturday a month, 3-4 pm, online via Zoom. Register if you'd like to be added to our email list, but no registration is required - just join us at the Zoom link. For adults 18+. See our current book choice and group guidelines at the website!

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry    emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.
 
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Jump n' Jam Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:10 AM

Storytime is the perfect way to spend a Saturday! We'll jump and dance and laugh the morning away—and of course, hear lots of awesome stories!

Jump n' Jam Storytime is geared toward ages 3-5, but all are welcome. Registration is optional, but recommended to get reminded of upcoming storytimes!

CONTACT:  Samantha Hoffman  413-263-6828 x201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
There are many spaces available.
 
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Knot Just Knitters
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:    413-263-6843  
LOCATION: Forest Park Adult Area
 
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Central Library Summer Reading Kickoff
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Join us to kick-off summer fun! Music by DJ Boogie, activities and games, as well as face painting by the Happy Face Painter. While your here, DISCOVER our annual summer reading program! Ed Popielarczyk will stop by with walk-about magic too! Fun for all ages. On the Springfield Museum quad. Music made possible by the Rose Smith Fund.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828 x 293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Lunch Bunch
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Are you stuck in a rut when it comes to making healthy, easy lunches for your children? Parents, join reference librarian Chelsea to learn some fun ways to make healthy lunches.

Classes limited to 10 participants and pre-registration is required. For parents, but bringing your children is welcome!

CONTACT:  Chelsea Bell  413-263-6858  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Queer+ Teen Space
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Meet with other LGBTQIA+ and allied teens for a Saturday afternoon of anything from friendship bracelets to zine making! Every third Saturday of the month we'll be meeting in a safe and inclusive space to hang out, do a fun activity, and talk about the things that are important to you. Please contact us with any questions, concerns, or if you would like accommodations.  

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
Monday June 20, 2022
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How Many? How Much? How Heavy?

Using your best guesses, guess how many, or how much, or how heavy are the items in our Guessing Jar. Twice a month there will be a new jar. Closest guess wins a small prize. For all ages. Indian Orchard branch, all open hours. For more information please call 413 263 6846.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Juneteenth (Observed): All Locations Closed

All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of the holiday.

CONTACT:  Director's Office  413 263-6828 ext 290  
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Tuesday June 21, 2022 - Saturday August 27, 2022
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Discover Your Summer City-Wide Reading Club

Discover YOUR Summer at the Springfield City Library. Learn a skill, find your passion, attend free programs, or just read a good book! Win prizes for participation. Play along at:springfieldlibrary.beanstack.org or pick up a paper form at any library location. All ages.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828 ex 293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Discover Your Summer City-Wide Reading Club

Discover YOUR Summer at the Springfield City Library. Learn a skill, find your passion, attend free programs, or just read a good book! Win prizes for participation. Play along at:springfieldlibrary.beanstack.org or pick up a paper form at any library location. All ages.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828 ex 293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Discover Your Summer City-Wide Reading Club

Discover YOUR Summer at the Springfield City Library. Learn a skill, find your passion, attend free programs, or just read a good book! Win prizes for participation. Play along at:springfieldlibrary.beanstack.org or pick up a paper form at any library location. All ages.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828 ex 293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
 
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Discover Your Summer City-Wide Reading Club

Discover YOUR Summer at the Springfield City Library. Learn a skill, find your passion, attend free programs, or just read a good book! Win prizes for participation. Play along at:springfieldlibrary.beanstack.org or pick up a paper form at any library location. All ages.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828 ex 293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Discover Your Summer City-Wide Reading Club

Discover YOUR Summer at the Springfield City Library. Learn a skill, find your passion, attend free programs, or just read a good book! Win prizes for participation. Play along at:springfieldlibrary.beanstack.org or pick up a paper form at any library location. All ages.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828 ex 293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park
 
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Discover Your Summer City-Wide Reading Club

Discover YOUR Summer at the Springfield City Library. Learn a skill, find your passion, attend free programs, or just read a good book! Win prizes for participation. Play along at:springfieldlibrary.beanstack.org or pick up a paper form at any library location. All ages.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828 ex 293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Discover Your Summer City-Wide Reading Club

Discover YOUR Summer at the Springfield City Library. Learn a skill, find your passion, attend free programs, or just read a good book! Win prizes for participation. Play along at:springfieldlibrary.beanstack.org or pick up a paper form at any library location. All ages.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828 ex 293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Express at Pine Point
 
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Discover Your Summer City-Wide Reading Club

Discover YOUR Summer at the Springfield City Library. Learn a skill, find your passion, attend free programs, or just read a good book! Win prizes for participation. Play along at:springfieldlibrary.beanstack.org or pick up a paper form at any library location. All ages.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828 ex 293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
 
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Discover Your Summer City-Wide Reading Club

Discover YOUR Summer at the Springfield City Library. Learn a skill, find your passion, attend free programs, or just read a good book! Win prizes for participation. Play along at:springfieldlibrary.beanstack.org or pick up a paper form at any library location. All ages.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828 ex 293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Tuesday June 21, 2022
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You're Invited! Coffee Hour For Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

You're invited to stop by for a visit! Bring along your knitting, grab some books, or catch up with a friend over coffee and a puzzle. Every week, folks from the neighborhood, and those that provide services for Seniors will pop by to keep you informed and entertained. Refreshments provided. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.

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

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  4132636846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
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What's Cooking - ONLINE
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join the Cookbook Club’s monthly discussion to improve your cooking skills, share great recipes, hear about the latest new cookbooks, and more. The third Tuesday of each month online via zoom - click to join!

CONTACT:  Gary Pysznik  413-263-6828  gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Wee Ones: Storytime and Playgroup
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Storytime plays an important role in building early literacy and social skills. Join us for an interactive storytime featuring books, songs, and playtime for babies and toddlers with social time for caregivers.

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  413-263-6828 x201  tlinina@springfieldibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
 
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ESOL Conversation Circle
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Come practice your English conversation with a small group of peers and your local librarians! Beginner - intermediate English. We'll have coffee and light snacks. Families welcome.

Venga a practicar su inglés en conversación con un grupo pequeño y sus bibliotecarias locales! Inglés principiante a avanzado. Tendremos café y desayuno ligero. Familias bienvenidas.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Home City Families: Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Parents and their children are invited to join us for stories, songs, and activities! Sixteen Acres Branch Library Playgroup is a great opportunity to meet other parents and give your child the opportunity to socialize with other children their age. No registration required!

CONTACT:  Jennifer Teehan-Sanford     teehan-sanfordj@springfieldpublicschools.com
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Makerspace Collaboratory Drop-In
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

From traditional crafts to digital tinkering, the East Forest Park Makerspace is your place to create, invent, and learn. Each week we will have a drop-in project or two based on a theme.
Want to learn more? Contact the East Forest Park Branch Library at (413) 263-6836.

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
 
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Teen Tuesdays
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be, look no further.  Get inspired by a wide array of art and writing materials or play one of our many board games.  Enjoy the company of others or grab a quiet space for some precious alone time.  This activity is intended for ages 12-18.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Taste Test Tuesdays
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Come sample new snacks every Tuesday at the Forest Park library! We'll supply anything from international to limited edition or seasonal snacks - open to your suggestions. Ages 11-18

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
 
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Cooking for Beginners: Teen Edition
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Start your culinary journey with our Cooking for Beginners course. Teen librarian Sarah will lead teens in learning meals and snacks that you'll be able to recreate at home in no time. Come ready to learn and enjoy some tasty morsels at the end of the class. Lesson of each month will be shared ahead of time. Pre-registration is required with a limit of 10 people per class. Offered the 3rd Tuesday of the month through September. Ages 13-17.

CONTACT:  Chelsea Bell  413-263-6858  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Eager Readers Book Group
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join this long-running book group of reading enthusiasts! Newcomers welcome. The group reads mostly contemporary novels, although occasionally historical fiction, adventures, and some non-fiction. The book club members jointly choose upcoming books. Check our web page for this month's book! No registration required, just drop by. Adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday June 22, 2022
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The Any Book Club
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Any Book Club (ABC) meets bi-monthly to share stories about their recent reads. In rotation with one another, members review books they've read recently so others can learn about what's great and, sometimes, what's not. Those who enjoy adult fiction will feel especially at home, but all adult readers are welcomed. The ABC meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month. Members can attend either or both sessions. 18+

CONTACT:  Jenkins Lumpkin  413-263-6836  jlumpkin@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room
 
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Home City Families: Yoga
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Come join Lisa Katz at the library for a Deep Play for Kids class. We will be doing breathing, moving, dancing, shapes and poses and relaxing. Come and play!

CONTACT:  Jennifer Teehan-Sanford  413-263-6853  teehan-sanfordj@springfieldpublicschools.com
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Summer Reading Kickoff
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us on the lawn for games, raffles and crafts to celebrate the beginning of summer vacation- and summer reading! Discover your summer at the Springfield City Library. All ages.

CONTACT:  David Meeks  (413)263-6846  dmeeks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Bilingual Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Come and join us every Wednesday for a bilingual story time in the English and Spanish languages: songs, rhymes, stories, and crafts. Make new friends and enjoy snacks. Ages 1-5.

Vengan y participen todos los miércoles del programa bilingue en Inglés y Español: Disfruten de cancioncitas, rimas, cuentos, y actividades manuales. Compartir con amiguitos y refrescos. Edades 1-5.

CONTACT:  Haydee Hodis   413-263-6805  HHodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Central Library Comics Club
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you love manga? Do you wait for the next big MCU project to be announced? Then this is the club for you. Join us on the 4th Wed. of each month to talk about all things comics, anime, and manga. Ages 13-19 welcome.

CONTACT:  Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe  4132636828 X425  shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Teen Area
 
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Wednesday STEM Day
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Stop by the Forest Park Library after school on Wednesdays for some fun hands-on STEM activities - from making ice cream or slime to taking apart electronics! Ages 11-18

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Thursday June 23, 2022
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Circle Time Fun
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for songs, rhymes and a story or two. "Circle time" is not only a fun experience for your child but also a great way to be ready for preschool and kindergarten. Be sure to browse our extensive collection of children's books and multimedia before or after the program! We'll stay safe by meeting outdoors when weather permits and by encouraging social distancing when indoors. Ages 0-5, older siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Knot Just Knitters
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Microsoft Word and Excel Class Series
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

A series of 3 computer classes on Word and Excel. Each class is 90 minutes (about an hour of material with time for a break and questions), and basic computer skills are required (mouse and keyboard, opening and closing computers).

1. Getting Started with Word - General overview, understanding the keyboard and common functions like selecting text and capitalization. Spell check, Saving and printing.

2. Fabulous Formatting in Word - Review of the basics from "Getting Started," and a deep dive on formatting from the "home" tab, including font, paragraph, and styles.

3. Budgeting with Excel - Overview of the basics, and then a guided activity to build Bruce Wayne's annual budget using the program's math functions, autofill, and auto sum. Some formatting? (Details are still in development.)

CONTACT:  Katherine Stapp  413-263-6828 ext 395  kstapp@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Thursday Crafternoons
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the Forest Park Library for some de-stressing arts and crafts every Thursday afternoon! Learn how to crochet, make a collage, or try out a seasonal craft. Ages 11-18

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Children's Room
 
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Teen Writer's Guild
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Do you love Creative Writing? Can't get enough of fiction? Need to put your thoughts into poems? Want to pen the next big screenplay? Then come join us at the Forest Park branch for a monthly meeting all about writing! Play writing games, learn new forms and genres, practice with prompts, and share your writing for workshop. Develop your creative writing skills and learn what it takes to edit your work. All skill levels welcome. Please preregister! Our March program will be a Take & Make activity. Teens 14+ | Fourth Thursday Monthly | Forest Park Branch Library

CONTACT:  Alexandra Dupuis  413-263-6843  adupuis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 6:48 PM     
 
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Girl Scouts Troop 65166
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Girl Scouts Meeting

CONTACT:  Jamillah Vernon  4136366790  jvernon@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room
Friday June 24, 2022
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Canvas Cafe Summer Edition
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a morning of fun and friendship as we complete a step-by-step summer-themed painting using unusual techniques and tools. Please register. Limited to 12 participants  Ages 18+ Refreshments graciously provided by the Friends of the Springfield Library.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828 x293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 2:40 PM     
 
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Knot Just Knitters
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

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

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
 
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Writing Fun Fridays
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop in for some fun Friday learning this summer!  We'll have a rotating selection of colorful materials for pre-writers and beginning writers including worksheets, stationery, writing prompts, easy mad libs and more.  

Ideal or ages ages 2-7 with younger and older children welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied and consistently supervised by an adult. Every Friday from 1-4:30 in June, July and  August. 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Want to beat the heat? Join our Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club, in our air conditioned Teen Area.  We supply the artist-quality crayons, pencils and pens and coloring pages, to spark your creativity. Just drop by and color your stress away. In the teen room, Friday afternoons, 1-5pm. Ages 12-18.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Home City Families: Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Parents and their children are invited to join us for stories, songs, and activities! East Forest Park Branch Library Playgroup is a great opportunity to meet other parents and give your child the opportunity to socialize with other children their age. No registration required!

CONTACT:  Jennifer Teehan-Sanford    teehan-sanfordj@springfieldpublicschools.com
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room
 
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Music Fridays
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Did you try one of our ukulele programs and want to keep practicing, or always wanted to try learning an instrument? Stop by the Forest Park library community room on Fridays for a low-pressure learning environment with guitar, ukulele, percussion, and more! Ages 11-18

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
Saturday June 25, 2022
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Jump n' Jam Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:10 AM

Storytime is the perfect way to spend a Saturday! We'll jump and dance and laugh the morning away—and of course, hear lots of awesome stories!

Jump n' Jam Storytime is geared toward ages 3-5, but all are welcome. Registration is optional, but recommended to get reminded of upcoming storytimes!

CONTACT:  Samantha Hoffman  413-263-6828 x201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
There are many spaces available.
 
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Knot Just Knitters
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:    413-263-6843  
LOCATION: Forest Park Adult Area
 
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Indian Orchard MineCrafters
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us at the Indian Orchard Library for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! The second Saturday of the month from 12:00-2:00pm. Space limited to 8 participants so come early. For children and teens ages 10 and up. Please call 263-6846 for more information.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Author Leslea Newman on LGBTQ+ Family Life in America
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Please join us during LGBTQ Pride Month, to hear from the author of one of the most controversial books ever published, Heather Has Two Mommies. The author will also discuss the rights of gay and lesbian families and delve into the history of the marriage equality movement.  Teens welcome.

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  263-6858  rwilson@springfildlibary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Houseplant Hangout
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Do you love houseplants? So do we! Join the staff at Forest Park Library each month to talk all things houseplants! Make DIY pots, repot plants together, learn cool plant hacks, get new care tips, discover new plants, and meet others in the area with this hobby! All Ages | Saturdays Once a Month | Forest Park Branch Library

CONTACT:  Alexandra Dupuis  413-263-6843  adupuis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
Monday June 27, 2022
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How Many? How Much? How Heavy?

Using your best guesses, guess how many, or how much, or how heavy are the items in our Guessing Jar. Twice a month there will be a new jar. Closest guess wins a small prize. For all ages. Indian Orchard branch, all open hours. For more information please call 413 263 6846.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Monday Munchies
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Are you an adventurous eater? Do you like to try out new foods? Join us on the third Monday of every month when we will try out unique snacks and different foods from the around the world. Tweens and Teens ages 11-19.

CONTACT:  Mayra Quiñones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Minecraft Monday
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the Forest Park Library every other Monday afternoon for Minecraft adventures! Join our library server and explore the ever-expanding, world-building awesomeness of Minecraft! Every other Monday at 4:00 PM. Ages 12-17 | Every other Monday | Forest Park Branch Library Teen Zone

CONTACT:  Alexandra Dupuis  413-263-6843  adupuis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Adult Area
Tuesday June 28, 2022
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Discover Your Summer: Drop in Crafts

Stop into the Central Branch Library every other Tuesday between June 14 to Aug 30, to see what creative project is waiting for you.

CONTACT:  Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe  4132636828 X425  shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Teen Area
 
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You're Invited! Coffee Hour For Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

You're invited to stop by for a visit! Bring along your knitting, grab some books, or catch up with a friend over coffee and a puzzle. Every week, folks from the neighborhood, and those that provide services for Seniors will pop by to keep you informed and entertained. Refreshments provided. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.

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

CONTACT:  Peggy Dialessi  4132636846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
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Wee Ones: Storytime and Playgroup
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Storytime plays an important role in building early literacy and social skills. Join us for an interactive storytime featuring books, songs, and playtime for babies and toddlers with social time for caregivers.

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  413-263-6828 x201  tlinina@springfieldibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
 
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ESOL Conversation Circle
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Come practice your English conversation with a small group of peers and your local librarians! Beginner - intermediate English. We'll have coffee and light snacks. Families welcome.

Venga a practicar su inglés en conversación con un grupo pequeño y sus bibliotecarias locales! Inglés principiante a avanzado. Tendremos café y desayuno ligero. Familias bienvenidas.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Home City Families: Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Parents and their children are invited to join us for stories, songs, and activities! Sixteen Acres Branch Library Playgroup is a great opportunity to meet other parents and give your child the opportunity to socialize with other children their age. No registration required!

CONTACT:  Jennifer Teehan-Sanford     teehan-sanfordj@springfieldpublicschools.com
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Teen Choice Day
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for YOUR choice in teen programming! We're inviting all 13-19 years old to suggest super fun activities they would like to see at the library. Talk with your local branch librarian or connect with us through polls, suggestion boxes, and more.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  4132636843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
 
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Teen Tuesdays
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be, look no further.  Get inspired by a wide array of art and writing materials or play one of our many board games.  Enjoy the company of others or grab a quiet space for some precious alone time.  This activity is intended for ages 12-18.

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Taste Test Tuesdays
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Come sample new snacks every Tuesday at the Forest Park library! We'll supply anything from international to limited edition or seasonal snacks - open to your suggestions. Ages 11-18

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
 
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413 Gourmet Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for a new cooking class meets book club series that will be hands-on and in-person for those who love to cook at home. During the class, participants will assist in creating a pre-selected dish from the chosen cookbook of the month. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to check out the selected cookbook ahead of time and to bring an accompanying dish from it to share. The main meal will be selected and shared at registration. Registration for this event is required with a limit of 10 participants. 

Cookbook (subject to change): The I Hate to Cook Book by Peg Bracken

CONTACT:  Chelsea Bell  413-263-6858  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Registration will begin on Monday, May 30, 2022 at 6:50 PM     
Wednesday June 29, 2022
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Home City Families: Gross Motor Playgroup
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Calling all parents with young children! We invite you along with your child for a fun filled hour of gross motor fun to develop physical abilities. This is a great opportunity to meet other parents and give your child the opportunity to socialize with other children their age. No registration required!

CONTACT:  Jennifer Teehan-Sanford    teehan-sanfordj@springfieldpublicschools.com
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Emma Peterson  413-263-6858  epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Bilingual Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Come and join us every Wednesday for a bilingual story time in the English and Spanish languages: songs, rhymes, stories, and crafts. Make new friends and enjoy snacks. Ages 1-5.

Vengan y participen todos los miércoles del programa bilingue en Inglés y Español: Disfruten de cancioncitas, rimas, cuentos, y actividades manuales. Compartir con amiguitos y refrescos. Edades 1-5.

CONTACT:  Haydee Hodis   413-263-6805  HHodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Sixteen Acres Library Coding Club
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Come learn the interesting skill of computer coding with a dedicated and highly knowledgeable groups of students. It is their goal to help teens learn to do their own computer programs and also to use that knowledge in gaining employment in the high-demand computer industry job market. The club meets the last Wednesday of the month.

CONTACT:  Reggie Wilson  263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
 
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Make an Action Figure Terrarium
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Using air plants and action figures, make your own super hero world, in a terrarium. For teens ages 12-18. Preregistration is strongly encouraged, either online or by calling 413-263-6846.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 4:30 PM     
 
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Forest Park Teen Advisory Board
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join our Teen Advisory Board to share what you want to see at the library - from programs and events to books, movies, video games and more! Talk about your ideas to make the library a better place for you. Come and enjoy refreshments while you meet new friends. The library is all yours, just ask!

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
 
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Bad Art Night
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Head to the library on Wednesday, June 29th at 5pm to make the weirdest and worst art you've ever seen! Geared for ages 5+.

CONTACT:  Samantha Hoffman  413-263-6828 ext 201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
Thursday June 30, 2022
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Circle Time Fun
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for songs, rhymes and a story or two. "Circle time" is not only a fun experience for your child but also a great way to be ready for preschool and kindergarten. Be sure to browse our extensive collection of children's books and multimedia before or after the program! We'll stay safe by meeting outdoors when weather permits and by encouraging social distancing when indoors. Ages 0-5, older siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Knot Just Knitters
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
 
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Thursday Crafternoons
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the Forest Park Library for some de-stressing arts and crafts every Thursday afternoon! Learn how to crochet, make a collage, or try out a seasonal craft. Ages 11-18

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Children's Room
Friday July 1, 2022
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Knot Just Knitters
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Tricia LaBroad  413-263-6840  TLabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Sunshine Storytimes at Downtown Farmers Market
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Soak up some sun, get your dancing shoes on, and listen to all sorts of amazing stories at the Springfield Central Downtown Farmer's Market! We will have water bottles available to keep everyone hydrated. Don't forget to apply sunscreen!

The Springfield Central Downtown Farmers Market is located at Tower Square Park (1447 Main Street.) For more information, visit their page.

 

CONTACT:  Samantha Hoffman  413-263-6828 x201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Offsite
 
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Knot Just Knitters
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6853  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
 
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Writing Fun Fridays
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop in for some fun Friday learning this summer!  We'll have a rotating selection of colorful materials for pre-writers and beginning writers including worksheets, stationery, writing prompts, easy mad libs and more.  

Ideal or ages ages 2-7 with younger and older children welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied and consistently supervised by an adult. Every Friday from 1-4:30 in June, July and  August. 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Teen Gaming Club
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

It's time to start the weekend with some games! We will have a couple of boardgames available, but collectible card games are welcome! Can you beat a librarian at Magic the Gathering or Yu Gi Oh? We're guessing, the answer is "yes" wink Ages 12-18 welcome.

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Teen Room
 
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Music Fridays
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Did you try one of our ukulele programs and want to keep practicing, or always wanted to try learning an instrument? Stop by the Forest Park library community room on Fridays for a low-pressure learning environment with guitar, ukulele, percussion, and more! Ages 11-18

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
Saturday July 2, 2022
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Jump n' Jam Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:10 AM

Storytime is the perfect way to spend a Saturday! We'll jump and dance and laugh the morning away—and of course, hear lots of awesome stories!

Jump n' Jam Storytime is geared toward ages 3-5, but all are welcome. Registration is optional, but recommended to get reminded of upcoming storytimes!

CONTACT:  Samantha Hoffman  413-263-6828 x201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
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Knot Just Knitters
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are always welcome, and current members are happy to teach you their skill. 18+

CONTACT:    413-263-6843  
LOCATION: Forest Park Adult Area
Monday July 4, 2022
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Independence Day: All Locations Closed

All Springfield City Library locations will be closed in observance of the holiday.

CONTACT:  Director's Office  413 263-6828 ext 290  
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Tuesday July 5, 2022
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Wee Ones: Storytime and Playgroup
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Storytime plays an important role in building early literacy and social skills. Join us for an interactive storytime featuring books, songs, and playtime for babies and toddlers with social time for caregivers.

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  413-263-6828 x201  tlinina@springfieldibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
 
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ESOL Conversation Circle
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Come practice your English conversation with a small group of peers and your local librarians! Beginner - intermediate English. We'll have coffee and light snacks. Families welcome.

Venga a practicar su inglés en conversación con un grupo pequeño y sus bibliotecarias locales! Inglés principiante a avanzado. Tendremos café y desayuno ligero. Familias bienvenidas.

CONTACT:  Lee Moonan  413-263-6843  lmoonan@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Program Den
 
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Soothing Adult Coloring
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Come join other grown folks for some low-key coloring and conversation