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:  Tricia  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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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:  David Meeks  413-263-6846  dmeeks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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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
Thursday October 6, 2022
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Chair Yoga with Cindy Senk
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Join us for 45 minutes chair yoga. Using gentle stretching while seated,chair yoga allows adults of all abilities to improve flexibility and balance. Instructor Cindy Senk, who is a certified accessible yoga teacher, will lead the class. Ages 18+

Note: Class will begin before the branch is open to the public.

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413 263-6853  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square 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. For adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413-263-6828  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Wellman Hall
 
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Computer Basics: Getting Started
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Overwhelmed by computers? This class starts at the very beginning and will help you understand what a computer is and get comfortable with the basics. No experience is necessary!

This is part 1 of "Computer Basics," a four-week series designed to teach everything you need to start exploring on your own.

Click here for more information on the series, or call (413) 263-6828 ext. 213 to talk to a reference librarian.

CONTACT:  Katherine Stapp  (413) 263-6828 x395  kstapp@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
There are 5 spaces available.
Friday October 7, 2022
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You're Invited! Coffee Hour For Seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Come for coffee! Bring along your knitting, grab some books, or catch up with a friend over coffee and a puzzle. Every week, folks from the neighborhood will gather and chat in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. Refreshments provided. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.

CONTACT:  Mayra Quiñones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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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
Saturday October 8, 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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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: East Forest Park
 
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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! Ages 18+

CONTACT:  Jenkins Lumpkin  4137876647  jlumpkin@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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A Call to Arms: A Virtual Author Event with Haven Williams
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Local author Haven Williams presents a discussion on his updated book, "A Call to Arms," which takes a bold look at how slavery, racism, and occupational power intersect. Following the presentation, the floor will be open to discussion both about the book itself and the larger topic of police brutality and racism. Adults and older teens | 16+

CONTACT:  East Forest Park Library Adult Programming  413-263-6836  efparklib@gmail.com
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room
 
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Cut the Cord: Letting Go of Cable
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Are you tired of paying a high cable bill for channels you don't even watch? Do you want to quit cable and subscribe to streaming services but don't know where to start? This workshop will highlight various streaming options to cable and covers how streaming can be a more budget-friendly option to watch your favorite shows. Join us on Weds, October 8th from 1-2PM | Adults

CONTACT:  Mayra Quinones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Monday October 10, 2022
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Columbus 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 October 11, 2022
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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 Gilgamesh by Joan London (2001) 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   413-263-6828 ext 395  ask@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are many 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
Wednesday October 12, 2022
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Computer Literacy Skills: Beginner Level
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Take part in weekly classes to learn how to use a computer. Topics covered in the beginner level include: learning to use a mouse and keyboard, searching on the internet, saving and finding files on a computer, and creating an email account. Registration Required!

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6853  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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The Any Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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. Adults | 18+

CONTACT:  Chelsea Bell  413-263-6836  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room
 
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Computer Literacy Skills: Intermediate Level
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Take part in weekly classes to learn how to use a computer. Topics covered in the intermediate level include: how to use Word and Excel, design a cover letter and resume, create a LinkedIn and Indeed profile, and attend Zoom meetings. Registration Required!

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6853  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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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:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Adult Crafternoon - Scary String Art
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Make your own scary string art decor using string, nails and a wooden board to create a scary design. Join us Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at the East Springfield Branch. Adults 18+. 

Registration is highly recomended so that we have enough supplies for everyone.

CONTACT:  Holly Friedman  413-263-6840  hfriedman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
There are many spaces available.
 
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Drop-In Tech Help
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Do you have questions about using your smartphone or laptop? You are not alone! Bring your device and technology-related questions and issues to our monthly Drop-In Tech Help session. Whether you want to learn how to attach files to emails, borrow audiobooks on your phone, or see what that update message is about – we are here to help!

Registration is not required, but time may be limited in order to assist all attendees. 

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
 
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Jennifer Brunton and the #ActuallyAutistic Guide to Advocacy
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Learn how to be an effective, respectful, inclusive ally to autistic people in this presentation from Jennifer Brunton, coauthor of The #ActuallyAutistic Guide to Advocacy.

This program can be attended either in-person, or on Zoom! To join on Zoom, visit Jennifer Brunton Advocacy Presentation. For older teens and adults 16+.

CONTACT:  Katherine Stapp    kstapp@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room
Thursday October 13, 2022
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Chair Yoga with Cindy Senk
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Join us for 45 minutes chair yoga. Using gentle stretching while seated,chair yoga allows adults of all abilities to improve flexibility and balance. Instructor Cindy Senk, who is a certified accessible yoga teacher, will lead the class. Ages 18+

Note: Class will begin before the branch is open to the public.

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413 263-6853  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square 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. For adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413-263-6828  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Wellman Hall
 
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Computer Basics: The Internet
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

In this class, we will talk about the internet, how to use it, and learn some tips to make it easier to navigate. Basic keyboard and mouse skills are required.

This is part 2 of "Computer Basics," a four-week series designed to teach everything you need to start exploring on your own.

Click here for more information on the series, or call (413) 263-6828 ext. 213 to talk to a reference librarian.

CONTACT:  Katherine Stapp    kstapp@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Family Fall Fest
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Stop by and catch up with old friends at our annual Fall Fest. Play games in the Reading Garden, enjoy music and fall treats, and make a fall- inspired craft! We'll also have a special visit from Forest Park Zoo’s "Wildlife on Wheels". Families.
 
In case of rain, program will take place in the Community Room.
CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Jugando Lotería / Playing Lottery
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Lotería 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
Friday October 14, 2022
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You're Invited! Coffee Hour For Seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Come for coffee! Bring along your knitting, grab some books, or catch up with a friend over coffee and a puzzle. Every week, folks from the neighborhood will gather and chat in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. Refreshments provided. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.

CONTACT:  Mayra Quiñones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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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
Saturday October 15, 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: East Forest Park
 
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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
Tuesday October 18, 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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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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Charming Chainmaille
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us in Central Library's Community Room to make chainmaille bracelets! Each time we will make a new pattern of chainmaille, no expertise needed! Supplies is limited, registration required. For ages 13+.

CONTACT:  Sarah Sparks    ssparks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
There are 4 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 Community Room
Wednesday October 19, 2022
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Computer Literacy Skills: Beginner Level
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Take part in weekly classes to learn how to use a computer. Topics covered in the beginner level include: learning to use a mouse and keyboard, searching on the internet, saving and finding files on a computer, and creating an email account. Registration Required!

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6853  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Computer Literacy Skills: Intermediate Level
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Take part in weekly classes to learn how to use a computer. Topics covered in the intermediate level include: how to use Word and Excel, design a cover letter and resume, create a LinkedIn and Indeed profile, and attend Zoom meetings. Registration Required!

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6853  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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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:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Let's Talk Money!
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Boost your financial skills at your Library! We are excited to host an interactive bimonthly series to help share knowledge, skills, and tools to help manage personal finance in one-on-one sessions with an expert! Our monthly workshops can instill positive personal finance habits, while our monthly follow-up sessions are all about working with an expert one-on-one to introduce tools and strategies to boost your financial skills.

Just getting started? No problem! Our workshops are designed to address key areas of financial literacy and are inclusive to all experience levels. Adults | 18+

CONTACT:  Jenkins Lumpkin  (413) 263-6843  jlumpkin@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room
Thursday October 20, 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 at the Raymond Jordan Senior Center for our monthly Book Club, where we delve into the heart of historical fiction, non-fiction, and even memoir. Third Thursday | 10 AM | Adults, 18+ 

CONTACT:  Jenkins Lumpkin  413-263-6836  jlumpkin@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Offsite
 
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Chair Yoga with Cindy Senk
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Join us for 45 minutes chair yoga. Using gentle stretching while seated,chair yoga allows adults of all abilities to improve flexibility and balance. Instructor Cindy Senk, who is a certified accessible yoga teacher, will lead the class. Ages 18+

Note: Class will begin before the branch is open to the public.

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413 263-6853  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square 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. For adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413-263-6828  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Wellman Hall
 
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Computer Basics: Saving and Finding Files
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

This class is all about saving things to a computer—and how to find them again. Basic keyboard and mouse skills are required.

This is part 3 of "Computer Basics," a four-week series designed to teach everything you need to start exploring on your own.

Click here for more information on the series, or call (413) 263-6828 ext. 213 to talk to a reference librarian.

CONTACT:  Katherine Stapp    kstapp@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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So You Want to Be a Librarian!
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Have you ever thought about working as a librarian? You might just be the next Belle, or the next Carla Hayden. or even the next member of the Springfield City Library staff.  Join us on Thursday, October 20 to learn more about becoming a librarian. Hear from current library staff and representatives from graduate schools of library services. Doors open at 5:30 with light refreshments and a raffle. The program starts at 6 pm with time for Questions and Answers.

CONTACT:  Jean Canosa Albano  413 263 6828 ext 291  
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
There are 72 spaces available.
Friday October 21, 2022
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You're Invited! Coffee Hour For Seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Come for coffee! Bring along your knitting, grab some books, or catch up with a friend over coffee and a puzzle. Every week, folks from the neighborhood will gather and chat in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. Refreshments provided. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.

CONTACT:  Mayra Quiñones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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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
Saturday October 22, 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, 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: East Forest Park
 
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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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Crafting with Delphine!
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us for some awesome crafts this fall with the incredible Delphine Williams! Delphine will share all of her (extensive!) knowledge, talents, and expertise during each monthly session. This month, come learn about making beautiful, handmade cards! Come craft with us! Adults & Older Kiddos | 10+

CONTACT:  Jenkins Lumpkin  (413) 263-6843  jlumpkin@springfieldlibrary,org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room
Tuesday October 25, 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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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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Low Waste DIY
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Make the swap to low-waste! Stop spending money on single-use items and join us at the Sixteen Acres Library to learn low cost and low effort ways to create less waste. This month, learn how to make your own diswasher tablets!

Adults 18+ | One Tuesday a Month | 6:00 PM

CONTACT:  Alexandra Dupuis  413-263-6858  adupuis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday October 26, 2022
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Computer Literacy Skills: Beginner Level
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Take part in weekly classes to learn how to use a computer. Topics covered in the beginner level include: learning to use a mouse and keyboard, searching on the internet, saving and finding files on a computer, and creating an email account. Registration Required!

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6853  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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The Any Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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. Adults | 18+

CONTACT:  Chelsea Bell  413-263-6836  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room
 
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Computer Literacy Skills: Intermediate Level
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Take part in weekly classes to learn how to use a computer. Topics covered in the intermediate level include: how to use Word and Excel, design a cover letter and resume, create a LinkedIn and Indeed profile, and attend Zoom meetings. Registration Required!

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6853  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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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:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Harvest Fest
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Stop by the ES Branch on October 26th, from 2-7 and celebrate the fall season with the neighborhood. Play a fun fall game outside, treat yourself to pie and kettle corn, make a Fall- inspired craft ,or participate in a scavenger hunt! Guess the pumpkin's weight, and get a chance to take it home to add to your fall decor! All Ages

CONTACT:  Mayra Quinones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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413 Gourmet Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join Chelsea for a cooking class meets book club series for folks 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. Registration is required.

Cookbook: The World in a Skillet by Christopher Kimball

CONTACT:  Chelsea Bell  413-263-6836  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room
There are 10 spaces available.
Thursday October 27, 2022
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Chair Yoga with Cindy Senk
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Join us for 45 minutes chair yoga. Using gentle stretching while seated,chair yoga allows adults of all abilities to improve flexibility and balance. Instructor Cindy Senk, who is a certified accessible yoga teacher, will lead the class. Ages 18+

Note: Class will begin before the branch is open to the public.

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413 263-6853  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square 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. For adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413-263-6828  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Wellman Hall
 
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Computer Basics: Email
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

In this class, you will get a chance to set up an email account and learn how to send and receive messages online. Basic keyboard and mouse skills are required.

This is the final part of "Computer Basics," a four-week series designed to teach everything you need to start exploring on your own.

Click here for more information on the series, or call (413) 263-6828 ext. 213 to talk to a reference librarian.

CONTACT:  Katherine Stapp    kstapp@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
There are 10 spaces available.
Friday October 28, 2022
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You're Invited! Coffee Hour For Seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Come for coffee! Bring along your knitting, grab some books, or catch up with a friend over coffee and a puzzle. Every week, folks from the neighborhood will gather and chat in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. Refreshments provided. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.

CONTACT:  Mayra Quiñones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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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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Halloween Bash
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Have a Happening Halloween at the Forest Park Library! Join us and our special guests, The Forest Park Zoo's Wildlife on Wheels! Refreshments provided.

All ages welcome.

CONTACT:  Forest Park Staff  413-263-6843  
LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
Saturday October 29, 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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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: East Forest Park
 
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Halloween Party
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us at the Central Library for some Halloween FUN! our DJ will be blasting family-friendly howling tunes, snap a pic in our fearsome photo booth, and don't forget to grab some candy.

Head down to the Children's Room for Halloween activities and games!

Teens! Participate in our costume contest for a chance to win some chilling prizes.

CONTACT:  Hoffman Samantha  413-263-6828 x201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
Tuesday November 1, 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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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
Wednesday November 2, 2022
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Computer Literacy Skills: Beginner Level
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Take part in weekly classes to learn how to use a computer. Topics covered in the beginner level include: learning to use a mouse and keyboard, searching on the internet, saving and finding files on a computer, and creating an email account. Registration Required!

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6853  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 9:18 AM     
 
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Computer Literacy Skills: Intermediate Level
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Take part in weekly classes to learn how to use a computer. Topics covered in the intermediate level include: how to use Word and Excel, design a cover letter and resume, create a LinkedIn and Indeed profile, and attend Zoom meetings. Registration Required!

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6853  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 9:32 AM     
 
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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:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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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! We're up 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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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 at Nathan Bill's Restaurant in Springfield. First Wednesday of each month | Adults | Ages 21+ | Check our website for upcoming book selections!

CONTACT:  Jenkins Lumpkin  413-263-6836  jlumpkin@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Offsite
 
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Let's Talk Money!
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Boost your financial skills at your Library! We are excited to host an interactive bimonthly series to help share knowledge, skills, and tools to help manage personal finance in one-on-one sessions with an expert! Our monthly workshops can instill positive personal finance habits, while our monthly follow-up sessions are all about working with an expert one-on-one to introduce tools and strategies to boost your financial skills.

Just getting started? No problem! Our workshops are designed to address key areas of financial literacy and are inclusive to all experience levels. Adults | 18+

CONTACT:  Jenkins Lumpkin  (413) 263-6843  jlumpkin@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room
Thursday November 3, 2022
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Chair Yoga with Cindy Senk
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Join us for 45 minutes chair yoga. Using gentle stretching while seated,chair yoga allows adults of all abilities to improve flexibility and balance. Instructor Cindy Senk, who is a certified accessible yoga teacher, will lead the class. Ages 18+

Note: Class will begin before the branch is open to the public.

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413 263-6853  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square 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. For adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413-263-6828  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Wellman Hall
Friday November 4, 2022
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You're Invited! Coffee Hour For Seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Come for coffee! Bring along your knitting, grab some books, or catch up with a friend over coffee and a puzzle. Every week, folks from the neighborhood will gather and chat in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. Refreshments provided. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.

CONTACT:  Mayra Quiñones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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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
Saturday November 5, 2022
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ChibiCon 2023
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Springfield City Library's celebration of Anime and Comics culture is back and better than ever! This year we will continue to offer the best in animated entertainment! Saturday will feature some of your favorites in animation in our film festival, and other surprises! Sunday will include our famous art, and costume contests, and much more! Snacks will be provided both days, and best of all- its completely free! Stay tuned for updates as events are confirmed for the weekend!

CONTACT:  Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe  413-263-6828 X425  shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Monday, October 10, 2022 at 12:00 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: East Forest Park
 
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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
Sunday November 6, 2022
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ChibiCon 2023
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Springfield City Library's celebration of Anime and Comics culture is back and better than ever! This year we will continue to offer the best in animated entertainment! Saturday will feature some of your favorites in animation in our film festival, and other surprises! Sunday will include our famous art, and costume contests, and much more! Snacks will be provided both days, and best of all- its completely free! Stay tuned for updates as events are confirmed for the weekend!

CONTACT:  Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe  413-263-6828 X425  shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Monday, October 10, 2022 at 12:00 PM     
Monday November 7, 2022 - Saturday November 12, 2022
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Thankful Turkey

Families are invited to make this special seasonal craft. Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on what we are thankful for. There is so much to be grateful for. Write on all of the Turkey's colorful feathers things you are thankful for. Studies have shown that being grateful can increase one's well-being.

CONTACT:  Maureen Tipton  413-263-6836  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Children's Room
Monday November 7, 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 November 8, 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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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 H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald (2014) nonfiction. 

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

CONTACT:  Lisa  413-263-6828 ext 395  ask@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are many 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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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 November 9, 2022
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Computer Literacy Skills: Beginner Level
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Take part in weekly classes to learn how to use a computer. Topics covered in the beginner level include: learning to use a mouse and keyboard, searching on the internet, saving and finding files on a computer, and creating an email account. Registration Required!

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6853  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 9:19 AM     
 
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The Any Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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. Adults | 18+

CONTACT:  Chelsea Bell  413-263-6836  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room
 
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Computer Literacy Skills: Intermediate Level
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Take part in weekly classes to learn how to use a computer. Topics covered in the intermediate level include: how to use Word and Excel, design a cover letter and resume, create a LinkedIn and Indeed profile, and attend Zoom meetings. Registration Required!

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6853  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 9:33 AM     
 
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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:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Adult Crafternoon - Painted Tile Coasters
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Design unique tile coasters using stencils and paint on a ceramic tile. Join us at the East Springfield Branch, Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 5:30pm. Adults 18+

Registration is highly recomended so that we have enough supplies for everyone.

CONTACT:  Holly Friedman  413-263-6840  hfriedman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 12:15 PM     
 
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Drop-In Tech Help
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Do you have questions about using your smartphone or laptop? You are not alone! Bring your device and technology-related questions and issues to our monthly Drop-In Tech Help session. Whether you want to learn how to attach files to emails, borrow audiobooks on your phone, or see what that update message is about – we are here to help!

Registration is not required, but time may be limited in order to assist all attendees. 

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
Thursday November 10, 2022
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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. For adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413-263-6828  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Wellman Hall
Friday November 11, 2022
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Veterans 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
Saturday November 12, 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
 
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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: East Forest Park
 
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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! Ages 18+

CONTACT:  Jenkins Lumpkin  4137876647  jlumpkin@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Registration will begin on Friday, October 7, 2022 at 1:40 PM     
Monday November 14, 2022 - Thursday November 17, 2022
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Apple Turkeys

Create a seasonal craft using different foods to make an Apple Turkey which can be taken home to use as a Thanksgiving table decoration or eaten as a healthy snack. While supplies last.

CONTACT:  Maureen Tipton  413-263-6836  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Children's Room
Tuesday November 15, 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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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
Wednesday November 16, 2022
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Computer Literacy Skills: Beginner Level
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Take part in weekly classes to learn how to use a computer. Topics covered in the beginner level include: learning to use a mouse and keyboard, searching on the internet, saving and finding files on a computer, and creating an email account. Registration Required!

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6853  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 9:20 AM     
 
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Computer Literacy Skills: Intermediate Level
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Take part in weekly classes to learn how to use a computer. Topics covered in the intermediate level include: how to use Word and Excel, design a cover letter and resume, create a LinkedIn and Indeed profile, and attend Zoom meetings. Registration Required!

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6853  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 9:34 AM     
 
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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:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Let's Talk Money!
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Boost your financial skills at your Library! We are excited to host an interactive bimonthly series to help share knowledge, skills, and tools to help manage personal finance in one-on-one sessions with an expert! Our monthly workshops can instill positive personal finance habits, while our monthly follow-up sessions are all about working with an expert one-on-one to introduce tools and strategies to boost your financial skills.

Just getting started? No problem! Our workshops are designed to address key areas of financial literacy and are inclusive to all experience levels. Adults | 18+

CONTACT:  Jenkins Lumpkin  (413) 263-6843  jlumpkin@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room
Thursday November 17, 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 at the Raymond Jordan Senior Center for our monthly Book Club, where we delve into the heart of historical fiction, non-fiction, and even memoir. Third Thursday | 10 AM | Adults, 18+ 

CONTACT:  Jenkins Lumpkin  413-263-6836  jlumpkin@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Offsite
 
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Chair Yoga with Cindy Senk
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Join us for 45 minutes chair yoga. Using gentle stretching while seated,chair yoga allows adults of all abilities to improve flexibility and balance. Instructor Cindy Senk, who is a certified accessible yoga teacher, will lead the class. Ages 18+

Note: Class will begin before the branch is open to the public.

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413 263-6853  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square 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. For adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413-263-6828  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Wellman Hall
Friday November 18, 2022
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You're Invited! Coffee Hour For Seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Come for coffee! Bring along your knitting, grab some books, or catch up with a friend over coffee and a puzzle. Every week, folks from the neighborhood will gather and chat in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. Refreshments provided. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.

CONTACT:  Mayra Quiñones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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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
Saturday November 19, 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, 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: East Forest Park
 
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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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Crafting with Delphine!
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us for some awesome crafts this fall with the incredible Delphine Williams! Delphine will share all of her (extensive!) knowledge, talents, and expertise during each monthly session. Come craft with us! Adults & Older Kiddos | 10+

CONTACT:  Jenkins Lumpkin  (413) 263-6843  jlumpkin@springfieldlibrary,org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room
Tuesday November 22, 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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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
Wednesday November 23, 2022
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Thanksgiving Eve: All Locations Close at 5 p.m.

All Springfield City Library locations will close at 5 p.m. in observance of the holiday.

CONTACT:  Director's Office  413 263-6828 ext 290  
LOCATION: All Library Locations
 
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Computer Literacy Skills: Beginner Level
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Take part in weekly classes to learn how to use a computer. Topics covered in the beginner level include: learning to use a mouse and keyboard, searching on the internet, saving and finding files on a computer, and creating an email account. Registration Required!

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6853  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 9:21 AM     
 
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Computer Literacy Skills: Intermediate Level
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Take part in weekly classes to learn how to use a computer. Topics covered in the intermediate level include: how to use Word and Excel, design a cover letter and resume, create a LinkedIn and Indeed profile, and attend Zoom meetings. Registration Required!

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6853  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 9:35 AM     
 
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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:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Thursday November 24, 2022
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Thanksgiving 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
Friday November 25, 2022
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You're Invited! Coffee Hour For Seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Come for coffee! Bring along your knitting, grab some books, or catch up with a friend over coffee and a puzzle. Every week, folks from the neighborhood will gather and chat in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. Refreshments provided. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.

CONTACT:  Mayra Quiñones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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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
Saturday November 26, 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: East Forest Park
 
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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
Tuesday November 29, 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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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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Low Waste DIY
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Make the swap to low-waste! Stop spending money on single-use items and join us at the Forest Park Library to learn low cost and low effort ways to create less waste. This month, learn how to make your own No-Sew Reusable Swiffer Sweeper Cover and never buy them again!

Adults 18+ | One Tuesday a Month | 6:00 PM

CONTACT:  Alexandra Dupuis  413-263-6843  adupuis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Wednesday November 30, 2022
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Computer Literacy Skills: Beginner Level
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Take part in weekly classes to learn how to use a computer. Topics covered in the beginner level include: learning to use a mouse and keyboard, searching on the internet, saving and finding files on a computer, and creating an email account. Registration Required!

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6853  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 9:22 AM     
 
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The Any Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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. Adults | 18+

CONTACT:  Chelsea Bell  413-263-6836  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room
 
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Computer Literacy Skills: Intermediate Level
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Take part in weekly classes to learn how to use a computer. Topics covered in the intermediate level include: how to use Word and Excel, design a cover letter and resume, create a LinkedIn and Indeed profile, and attend Zoom meetings. Registration Required!

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6853  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 9:36 AM     
 
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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:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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413 Gourmet Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join Chelsea for a cooking class meets book club series for folks 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. Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Chelsea Bell  413-263-6836  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room
There are 10 spaces available.
Thursday December 1, 2022 - Saturday December 31, 2022
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Mitten Tree

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

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828 ext 293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Thursday December 1, 2022
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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. For adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413-263-6828  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Wellman Hall
Friday December 2, 2022
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You're Invited! Coffee Hour For Seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Come for coffee! Bring along your knitting, grab some books, or catch up with a friend over coffee and a puzzle. Every week, folks from the neighborhood will gather and chat in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. Refreshments provided. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.

CONTACT:  Mayra Quiñones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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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
Saturday December 3, 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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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:  Chelsea Bell  413-263-6843  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
 
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Sparkling Snowflakes for Everyone
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Using a variety of materials we will create sparkling snowflakes to hang in your windows or on your tree. For ages 8 and up. For more information please call 413-263-6846.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Bracelet Bead Stitching
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us at the Forest Park Branch Library on Saturday, December 3rd and make a bracelet by stitching! No expertise needed, supplies provided. For ages 18+

CONTACT:  Sarah Sparks  (413)263-6843  ssparks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Adult Area
Monday December 5, 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 December 6, 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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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
Wednesday December 7, 2022
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Computer Literacy Skills: Beginner Level
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Take part in weekly classes to learn how to use a computer. Topics covered in the beginner level include: learning to use a mouse and keyboard, searching on the internet, saving and finding files on a computer, and creating an email account. Registration Required!

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6853  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 9:25 AM     
 
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Computer Literacy Skills: Intermediate Level
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Take part in weekly classes to learn how to use a computer. Topics covered in the intermediate level include: how to use Word and Excel, design a cover letter and resume, create a LinkedIn and Indeed profile, and attend Zoom meetings. Registration Required!

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6853  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 9:37 AM     
 
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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:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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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! We're up 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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Adult Craft - Stained Glass
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Learn how to create your own personalised stained glass creations using glue and paint. Once dry, they can be hung in the window or use multiple creations to create a lampshade. For adults 18+.

Registration is highly recomended so that we have enough supplies for everyone.

CONTACT:  Holly Friedman  413-263-6840  hfriedman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 12:25 PM     
 
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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 at Nathan Bill's Restaurant in Springfield. First Wednesday of each month | Adults | Ages 21+ | Check our website for upcoming book selections!

CONTACT:  Jenkins Lumpkin  413-263-6836  jlumpkin@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Offsite
Thursday December 8, 2022
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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. For adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413-263-6828  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Wellman Hall
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
 
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You're Invited! Coffee Hour For Seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Come for coffee! Bring along your knitting, grab some books, or catch up with a friend over coffee and a puzzle. Every week, folks from the neighborhood will gather and chat in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. Refreshments provided. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.

CONTACT:  Mayra Quiñones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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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
Saturday December 10, 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
 
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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:  Chelsea Bell  413-263-6843  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
 
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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
Tuesday December 13, 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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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 Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue (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   413-263-6828 ext 395  ask@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are many 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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Wrap & Yap
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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:  Alexandra  413-263-6858  adupuis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday December 14, 2022
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Computer Literacy Skills: Beginner Level
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Take part in weekly classes to learn how to use a computer. Topics covered in the beginner level include: learning to use a mouse and keyboard, searching on the internet, saving and finding files on a computer, and creating an email account. Registration Required!

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6853  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 9:26 AM     
 
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Computer Literacy Skills: Intermediate Level
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Take part in weekly classes to learn how to use a computer. Topics covered in the intermediate level include: how to use Word and Excel, design a cover letter and resume, create a LinkedIn and Indeed profile, and attend Zoom meetings. Registration Required!

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6853  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at 9:38 AM     
 
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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:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Drop-In Tech Help & Tinkering
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Do you have questions about using your smartphone or laptop? You are not alone! Bring your device and technology-related questions and issues to our monthly Drop-In Tech Help session.

Ever wonder how a DVD player works? We have too, that is why we are adding "tinkering" to our monthly Drop-In sessions. We will provide the devices to explore, and the tools to open them up!  

Registration is not required, but time may be limited in order to assist all attendees.  

 

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
 
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Wrap & Yap
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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:  Peggy Dialessi  413-263-6846  pdialessi@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
Thursday December 15, 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 at the Raymond Jordan Senior Center for our monthly Book Club, where we delve into the heart of historical fiction, non-fiction, and even memoir. Third Thursday | 10 AM | Adults, 18+ 

CONTACT:  Jenkins Lumpkin  413-263-6836  jlumpkin@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Offsite
 
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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. For adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413-263-6828  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Wellman Hall
Friday December 16, 2022
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You're Invited! Coffee Hour For Seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Come for coffee! Bring along your knitting, grab some books, or catch up with a friend over coffee and a puzzle. Every week, folks from the neighborhood will gather and chat in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. Refreshments provided. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.

CONTACT:  Mayra Quiñones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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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
Saturday December 17, 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, 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:  Chelsea Bell  413-263-6843  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
 
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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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Adult Craft - Deluxe Cards
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Learn how to create 3D, cutout, pop-out, and other cards for holidays, birthdays, or any occasion. For adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Holly Friedman  413-263-6840  hfriedman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Tuesday December 20, 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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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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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 December 21, 2022
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Computer Literacy Skills: Beginner Level
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Take part in weekly classes to learn how to use a computer. Topics covered in the beginner level include: learning to use a mouse and keyboard, searching on the internet, saving and finding files on a computer, and creating an email account. Registration Required!

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6853  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 9:26 AM     
 
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Computer Literacy Skills: Intermediate Level
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Take part in weekly classes to learn how to use a computer. Topics covered in the intermediate level include: how to use Word and Excel, design a cover letter and resume, create a LinkedIn and Indeed profile, and attend Zoom meetings. Registration Required!

CONTACT:  Gregg Mitchell  413-263-6853  gmitchell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 9:40 AM     
 
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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:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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DIY Snow Globe Necklaces for Tweens and Teens
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Make a Snow Globe necklace for yourself or as a stocking stuffer. For ages 11-18. Wednesday, December 21, 4-6pm. Indian Orchard Library Community Room. Preregistration required. Preregister online or by calling 413-263-6846.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
Thursday December 22, 2022
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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. For adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413-263-6828  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Wellman Hall
Friday December 23, 2022
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You're Invited! Coffee Hour For Seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Come for coffee! Bring along your knitting, grab some books, or catch up with a friend over coffee and a puzzle. Every week, folks from the neighborhood will gather and chat in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. Refreshments provided. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.

CONTACT:  Mayra Quiñones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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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
Saturday December 24, 2022
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Christmas Eve: 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
Sunday December 25, 2022
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Christmas Day: Central Library 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
Monday December 26, 2022
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Christmas Day (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 December 27, 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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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
Wednesday December 28, 2022
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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:  Reggie Wilson  413-263-6858  rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Thursday December 29, 2022
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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. For adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413-263-6828  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Wellman Hall
Friday December 30, 2022
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You're Invited! Coffee Hour For Seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Come for coffee! Bring along your knitting, grab some books, or catch up with a friend over coffee and a puzzle. Every week, folks from the neighborhood will gather and chat in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. Refreshments provided. For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.

CONTACT:  Mayra Quiñones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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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
Saturday December 31, 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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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:  Chelsea Bell  413-263-6843  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Sunday January 1, 2023
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New Year's Day: Central Library Closed

Central Library will be closed in observance of the holiday.

CONTACT:  Director's Office  413 263-6828 x290  
LOCATION: Central Library
Monday January 2, 2023
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New Year's Day (Observed): All Locations Closed

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

CONTACT:  Director's Office  413 263-6828 x290  
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Tuesday January 3, 2023
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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
Wednesday January 4, 2023
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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 at Nathan Bill's Restaurant in Springfield. First Wednesday of each month | Adults | Ages 21+ | Check our website for upcoming book selections!

CONTACT:  Jenkins Lumpkin  413-263-6836  jlumpkin@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Offsite
Thursday January 5, 2023
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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:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413 263-6828  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Wellman Hall
Friday January 6, 2023
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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
Saturday January 7, 2023
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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:  Chelsea Bell  413-263-6843  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Tuesday January 10, 2023
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Computer Basics: Getting Started
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Overwhelmed by computers? This class starts at the very beginning and will help you understand what a computer is and get comfortable with the basics. No experience is necessary!

This is part 1 of "Computer Basics," a four-week series designed to teach everything you need to start exploring on your own.

Click here for more information on the series, or call (413) 263-6828 ext. 213 to talk to a reference librarian.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry  (413) 263-6828  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
 
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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
Wednesday January 11, 2023
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Drop-In Tech Help & Tinkering
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Do you have questions about using your smartphone or laptop? You are not alone! Bring your device and technology-related questions and issues to our monthly Drop-In Tech Help session.

Ever wonder how a DVD player works? We have too, that is why we are adding "tinkering" to our monthly Drop-In sessions. We will provide the devices to explore, and the tools to open them up!  

Registration is not required, but time may be limited in order to assist all attendees.  

 

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
Thursday January 12, 2023
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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:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413 263-6828  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Wellman Hall
 
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Getting Started With Computers: Mouse and Keyboard Skills
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Want to improve your computer skills in 2023? Join us at Forest Park for a fun, low pressue introduction to using a computer, navigating the internet and more. Sign up for all three sessions, or just one!

CONTACT:  Erica Torrellas  413-263-6843  etorrellas@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Adult Area
Registration will begin on Thursday, December 21, 2023 at 2:23 PM     
Friday January 13, 2023
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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
Saturday January 14, 2023
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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:  Chelsea Bell  413-263-6843  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
 
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Making Air-Dry Clay
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

This DIY air dry clay recipe has four ingredients, and doubles as a stress dough! For adults 18+.

Registration is highly recomended so that we have enough supplies for everyone.

CONTACT:  Holly Friedman  413-263-6840  hfriedman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Registration will begin on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 12:23 PM     
 
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D&D: The Keeper's Flames
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Candlekeep is the most famous library in existence - the place where elite magicians and researchers from all over the world go, to find the information they need. You and your friends have been hired by its leader for an entirely new position - the Keeper’s Flames.

Go on an adventure and solve mysteries in this 12-week D&D campaign. Beginners and experienced players welcome. Adults 18+

CONTACT:  Katherine Stapp  (413) 263-6828 x395  kstapp@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 5, 2022 at 9:00 AM     
Monday January 16, 2023
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: All Locations Closed

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

CONTACT:  Director's Office  413 263-6828 x290  
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Tuesday January 17, 2023
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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. Every month we make the same dish and compare how it was made. 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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Computer Basics: The Internet
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In this class, we will talk about the internet, how to use it, and learn some tips to make it easier to navigate. Basic keyboard and mouse skills are required.

This is part 2 of "Computer Basics," a four-week series designed to teach everything you need to start exploring on your own.

Click here for more information on the series, or call (413) 263-6828 ext. 213 to talk to a reference librarian.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry  (413) 263-6828  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
 
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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
Wednesday January 18, 2023
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Self Care 101
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Make your own calming tea blend, an aromatherapy scrub, and learn journaling skills that can help you organize your thoughts. Ages 14+, first come first serve, while supplies last. East Springfield Branch Library, January 18th, 4-6PM.

CONTACT:  Mayra Quinones  413-263-6843  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Thursday January 19, 2023
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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 at the Raymond Jordan Senior Center for our monthly Book Club, where we delve into the heart of historical fiction, non-fiction, and even memoir. Third Thursday | 10 AM | Adults, 18+ 

CONTACT:  Jenkins Lumpkin  413-263-6836  jlumpkin@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Offsite
 
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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:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413 263-6828  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Wellman Hall
 
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Getting Started With Computers: The Internet
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Want to improve your computer skills in 2023? Join us at Forest Park for a fun, low pressue introduction to using a computer, navigating the internet and more. Sign up for all three sessions, or just one!

CONTACT:  Erica Torrellas  413-263-6843  etorrellas@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Adult Area
Friday January 20, 2023
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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
Saturday January 21, 2023
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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:  Chelsea Bell  413-263-6843  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
 
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Introduction to Sewing - Make a Bowl Cozy
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

If you have never used a sewing machine, or just want to brush up your skills, this is the workshop for you! We will cover the basic functions and techniques common to all sewing machines, as well as how to read a pattern, while working on personalized Bowl Cozies. All materials will be supplied, including use of a sewing machine.
For Adults, 18+
Space is limited, registration is required.

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
Registration will begin on Monday, January 2, 2023 at 9:00 AM     
 
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D&D: The Keeper's Flames
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Candlekeep is the most famous library in existence - the place where elite magicians and researchers from all over the world go, to find the information they need. You and your friends have been hired by its leader for an entirely new position - the Keeper’s Flames.

Go on an adventure and solve mysteries in this 12-week D&D campaign. Beginners and experienced players welcome. Adults 18+

CONTACT:  Katherine Stapp  (413) 263-6828 x395  kstapp@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 5, 2022 at 9:00 AM     
Tuesday January 24, 2023
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Computer Basics: Saving and Finding Files
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This class is all about saving things to a computer—and how to find them again. Basic keyboard and mouse skills are required.

This is part 3 of "Computer Basics," a four-week series designed to teach everything you need to start exploring on your own.

Click here for more information on the series, or call (413) 263-6828 ext. 213 to talk to a reference librarian.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry  (413) 263-6828  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
 
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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
Wednesday January 25, 2023
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413 Gourmet Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join Chelsea for a cooking class meets book club series for folks 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. Registration is required. (Note: Classes with 0 or 1 registrant the day before will be canceled.)

CONTACT:  Chelsea Bell  413-263-6836  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room
Thursday January 26, 2023
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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:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413 263-6828  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Wellman Hall
 
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Getting Started With Computers: Going Deeper
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Want to improve your computer skills in 2023? Join us at Forest Park for a fun, low pressue introduction to using a computer, navigating the internet and more. Sign up for all three sessions, or just one!

CONTACT:  Erica Torrellas  413-263-6843  etorrellas@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Forest Park Adult Area
Friday January 27, 2023
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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
Saturday January 28, 2023
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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, 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  413-263-6828 x213  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:  Chelsea Bell  413-263-6843  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
 
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Crafting with Delphine: Jewelry Making!
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us for crafts with the incredible Delphine Williams! Delphine will share all of her knowledge, talents, and expertise during each monthly session. Come craft with us! This month features a Jewelry making workshop - but space and supplies are limited, and registration is required. Adults | 18+

CONTACT:  Jenkins Lumpkin  413-263-6836  jlumpkin@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Registration will begin on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at 9:00 AM     
 
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D&D: The Keeper's Flames
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Candlekeep is the most famous library in existence - the place where elite magicians and researchers from all over the world go, to find the information they need. You and your friends have been hired by its leader for an entirely new position - the Keeper’s Flames.

Go on an adventure and solve mysteries in this 12-week D&D campaign. Beginners and experienced players welcome. Adults 18+

CONTACT:  Katherine Stapp  (413) 263-6828 x395  kstapp@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 5, 2022 at 9:00 AM     
Tuesday January 31, 2023
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Computer Basics: Email
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In this class, you will get a chance to set up an email account and learn how to send and receive messages online. Basic keyboard and mouse skills are required.

This is the final part of "Computer Basics," a four-week series designed to teach everything you need to start exploring on your own.

Click here for more information on the series, or call (413) 263-6828 ext. 213 to talk to a reference librarian.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry  (413) 263-6828  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
 
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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
Wednesday February 1, 2023
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Adult Craft - Embroidered Heart Card
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

This fun heart can be stitched onto a card or a canvas to create a great gift for your Valentine! For adults 18+.

CONTACT:  Holly Friedman  413-263-6840  hfriedman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Registration will begin on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 12:27 PM     
 
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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 at Nathan Bill's Restaurant in Springfield. First Wednesday of each month | Adults | Ages 21+ | Check our website for upcoming book selections!

CONTACT:  Jenkins Lumpkin  413-263-6836  jlumpkin@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Offsite
Thursday February 2, 2023
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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:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413 263-6828  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Wellman Hall
Friday February 3, 2023
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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
Saturday February 4, 2023
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Watercolor Treetop Workshop - for Adults
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Shake off the Winter doldrums with this vibrant watercolor workshop, perfect for beginning and experienced artists alike! All materials will be provided.
This Adult workshop is for age 18+, and will run from 11am-12:30pm.
Space is limited in both workshops, and registration is required.

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
Registration will begin on Sunday, January 15, 2023 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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:  Chelsea Bell  413-263-6843  cbell@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
 
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D&D: The Keeper's Flames
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Candlekeep is the most famous library in existence - the place where elite magicians and researchers from all over the world go, to find the information they need. You and your friends have been hired by its leader for an entirely new position - the Keeper’s Flames.

Go on an adventure and solve mysteries in this 12-week D&D campaign. Beginners and experienced players welcome. Adults 18+

CONTACT:  Katherine Stapp  (413) 263-6828 x395  kstapp@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 5, 2022 at 9:00 AM     
Tuesday February 7, 2023
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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
Wednesday February 8, 2023
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Drop-In Tech Help & Tinkering
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Do you have questions about using your smartphone or laptop? You are not alone! Bring your device and technology-related questions and issues to our monthly Drop-In Tech Help session.

Ever wonder how a DVD player works? We have too, that is why we are adding "tinkering" to our monthly Drop-In sessions. We will provide the devices to explore, and the tools to open them up!  

Registration is not required, but time may be limited in order to assist all attendees.  

 

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
Thursday February 9, 2023
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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:  Elizabeth McKinstry  413 263-6828  emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Wellman Hall
Friday February 10, 2023
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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
Saturday February 11, 2023
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