Saturday October 1, 2022 - Monday October 31, 2022
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I Spy Mr. Pumpkin

During the month of October, stop by each week to find a decorated hidden pumpkin.  When you find it, let us know so you can enter into a raffle to win the pumpkin. All Ages.

CONTACT:  Haydee Hodis  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
Monday October 3, 2022 - Friday October 7, 2022
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Discover the Words of the Taíno

Discover the ancient symbols of the Taíno people and create your own rock art! Refreshments will be provided. 

CONTACT:  Emily Jones  413-263-6805  ejones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
Wednesday October 5, 2022
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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
Thursday October 6, 2022
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Transforming Communities Initiative
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

The Public Health Institute of Western MA will host a Transforming Communities Inititiative - community engagement event.  Our goal is to have the community weigh in on what they believe to be the top health priority for Springfield based on their lived experience.

This is a non-library-sponsored event. 

CONTACT:  Tiffany Rufino  4132186720  TRufino@publichealthwm.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
Friday October 7, 2022
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Greater Commonwealth School Health Screenings
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Vision and Hearing screenings for K-5 students 

This is a non-library-sponsored event. 

CONTACT:  Bill Marrapese, MSN, RN  413-475-3879 x36  bmarrapese@gcvs.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
Wednesday October 12, 2022
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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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Jugando Loteria / Playing Lottery
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Celebrating the Hispanic Heritage Month with young children. Learn while playing Loteria a Mexican Bingo-like game where young children are introduced to English and Spanish words as a way to enhance their vocabulary and their A-B-C bilingual concept.

CONTACT:  Haydee Hodis  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
Thursday October 13, 2022
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Jugando Loteria / Playing Lottery
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Loteria a Spanish word meaning Lottery - it's a game of chance that has its origins in Italy (15th century), moving to Spain, then was brought to Colonial Mexico in the 1700's. Later it became a tradition in Mexican fairs. Join us for a fun evening playing loteria, earning tickets to redeem as prizes, while tasting some Mexican specialties. Adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Haydee Hodis  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
Wednesday October 19, 2022
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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
Thursday October 20, 2022
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RWC Healing from Brokeness
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

A small group where women come together to talk about the book Healing from Brokenness. Help each other to break through chains and lean on each other for support. 

This is a non-library-sponsored event.

CONTACT:  Maribel Ayala  4138878053  ruby7934@icloud.com
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
Wednesday October 26, 2022
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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
Thursday October 27, 2022
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RWC Healing from Brokeness
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

A small group where women come together to talk about the book Healing from Brokenness. Help each other to break through chains and lean on each other for support. 

This is a non-library-sponsored event.

CONTACT:  Maribel Ayala  4138878053  ruby7934@icloud.com
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
Friday October 28, 2022
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Paint Your Own Pumpkins!
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us in the Community Room from 3:30- 4:30 pm on Friday, October 28th to decorate your own pumpkin! 

We will be using acrylic paint, so make sure to wear your painting clothes! Supplies are limited, registration is required. For ages 5-12. 

CONTACT:  Haydee Hodis  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
There are 25 spaces available.
Wednesday November 2, 2022
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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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La Catrina/ A Celebratory All Souls Day
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Come and join us to celebrate life while remembering our departed love ones. Young children will learn Words in English and Spanish that convey related emotions.

Join us for more stories and then decorate your own Catrina. 

CONTACT:  Haydee Hodis  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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A Festival of Bones / Calacas o Calaveras
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Come and meet the Calaca Family, they are just like everybody else...except that they're all bones. Find the humor in the celebration of the Day of the Dead with this interactive program of stories and crafts.

CONTACT:  Haydee Hodis  413-263-6805  HHodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
Thursday November 3, 2022
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RWC Healing from Brokeness
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

A small group where women come together to talk about the book Healing from Brokenness. Help each other to break through chains and lean on each other for support. 

This is a non-library-sponsored event.

CONTACT:  Maribel Ayala  4138878053  ruby7934@icloud.com
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
Wednesday November 9, 2022
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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
Thursday November 10, 2022
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RWC Healing from Brokeness
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

A small group where women come together to talk about the book Healing from Brokenness. Help each other to break through chains and lean on each other for support. 

This is a non-library-sponsored event.

CONTACT:  Maribel Ayala  4138878053  ruby7934@icloud.com
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
Monday November 14, 2022
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Inviting the Leaf Sprites
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Have you ever wanted to create your own magical friends? Come by the Brightwood Branch in order to create your very own leaf sprites, complete with bendable arms and legs! Refreshments will be provided. 

CONTACT:  Emily Jones  413-263-6805  ejones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
Wednesday November 16, 2022
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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
Thursday November 17, 2022
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RWC Healing from Brokeness
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

A small group where women come together to talk about the book Healing from Brokenness. Help each other to break through chains and lean on each other for support. 

This is a non-library-sponsored event.

CONTACT:  Maribel Ayala  4138878053  ruby7934@icloud.com
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
Wednesday November 23, 2022
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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
Wednesday November 30, 2022
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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
Wednesday December 7, 2022
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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
Friday December 9, 2022
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Wrap & Yap
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join the librarians for a Wrap & Yap party! Get your wrapping out of the way, away from nosy family members while still enjoying the company of others. Some supplies will be available, but resource sharing is strongly encouraged! Bring any wrapping paper you'd like to share, wrapping scraps, newspaper, or gift bags. Get wrapping tips and up-cycle ideas! Refreshments provided. For Adults.

CONTACT:  Haydee Hodis  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
Monday December 12, 2022
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Holidays Celebration
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Let's celebrate the spirit of the Holidays with favorite stories and craft related activities. For ages 3-5, older siblings and friends welcome!

CONTACT:  Haydee Hodis  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
Tuesday December 13, 2022
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Hot Chocolate in a Jar
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Short on time or money for a holiday gift? Or simply looking to have something handy for a cold winter's day? Come down to Brightwood to make your very own Hot Chocolate in a jar using marshmallows, chocolate chips and more! Supplies and refreshments will be provided. 

CONTACT:  Emily Jones  413-263-6805  ejones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
Wednesday December 14, 2022
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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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Holidays Celebration
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Let's celebrate the spirit of the Holidays with favorite stories and craft related activities. For ages 3-5, older siblings and friends welcome!

CONTACT:  Haydee Hodis  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
Wednesday December 21, 2022
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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
Wednesday December 28, 2022
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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
Wednesday January 11, 2023
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Happy Birthday MLK!
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

We'll celebrate MLK (Martin Luther King) Birthday and his message of Peace with stories, poem and a Dove craft activity. This program is geared toward preschool-aged children, but older siblings and friends are welcome!

CONTACT:  Haydee Hodis  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
Tuesday January 17, 2023
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Celebrating the Year of the Rabbit
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Welcome the Chinese New Year into your home by making a Rabbit out of egg cartons, paint, glitter and more! Refreshments will be provided. 

CONTACT:  Emily Jones  413-263-6805  ejones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
Wednesday February 15, 2023
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Pine-Cone Bird Feeders
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Enjoy the beauty of birds by making a pine-cone bird feeder! By using pine-cones, peanut butter and seeds, you will have birds flocking to your home in no time!

CONTACT:  Emily Jones  413-263-6805  ejones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood

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