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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Emily Jones  413-263-6805  ejones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
Wednesday October 5, 2022
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Home City Families: Gross Motor Play Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Calling all parents of young children! We invite you along with your child for an hour of gross-motor fun!. No registration. Not a library program, presented in collaboration with Home City Families.

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413 263-6828 x201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Bilingual Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Haydee Hodis   413-263-6805  HHodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Wildlife on Wheels
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

 Join us with our friends from the Forest Park Zoo for this interactive program that explores the wide variety of animals in the Zoo's collection. 

CONTACT:  Maureen Tipton  413-263-6836  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Community Room
 
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CANCELED Minecraft Club
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us in the Central Library computer lab for Minecraft adventures on Wednesday evenings. Craft, explore, and build together in our exclusive library realm. Limited to 10 people, Minecraft accounts will be provided.    

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  413-263-6828 x444  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Computer Lab
There are 8 spaces available.
Thursday October 6, 2022
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Jump n' Jam Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:10 AM

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

Jump n' Jam Storytime is geared toward ages 3-5, but all are welcome. Registration is optional.

CONTACT:  Samantha Hoffman  413-263-6828 x201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
There are many spaces available.
 
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Circle Time Fun
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for songs, rhymes and a story or two. "Circle time" is not only a fun experience for your child but also a great way to be ready for preschool and kindergarten. Be sure to browse our extensive collection of children's books and multimedia before or after the program! . Ages 0-5, older siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Friday October 7, 2022
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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Calling all families with your child for a fun filled hour of stories, songs and crafts and more. No registration.

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413 263-6828 ext 201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Saturday October 8, 2022
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Indian Orchard MineCrafters
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us at the Indian Orchard Library for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every OTHER Saturday of the month from 12:00-2:00pm. Space limited to 6 participants so come early. For children and teens ages 10 and up. Please call 263-6846 for more information.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Creepy Campfire Storytime
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Calling all goblin, ghoul, and ghost fans! Join us Saturday 10/08 for a (pretend) campfire, s'mores, and spooky stories! Recommended for kids ages 6-10.   

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  413-263-6828 x444  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
There are 20 spaces available.
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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Wee Ones: Storytime and Playgroup
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Storytime plays an important role in building early literacy and social skills. Join us for books, songs, and playtime specifically designed for babies, toddlers and their caregivers. Recommended for families with children under three years old. No registration required, but we appreciate a call ahead if your group has 6 children or more. 

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  413-263-6828 x201  tlinina@springfieldibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
 
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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
 
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Taste Test Tuesday
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Come sample new snacks every Tuesday at the Forest Park library! We'll supply anything from international to limited edition or seasonal snacks. And we are open to your suggestions! Ages 10-18

CONTACT:  Forest Park Staff  413-263-6843  forestparklib@gmail.com
LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
Wednesday October 12, 2022
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Home City Families: Gross Motor Play Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Calling all parents of young children! We invite you along with your child for an hour of gross-motor fun!. No registration. Not a library program, presented in collaboration with Home City Families.

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413 263-6828 x201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Bilingual Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Haydee Hodis   413-263-6805  HHodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Jugando Lotería / Playing Lottery
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Haydee Hodis  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
Thursday October 13, 2022
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Jump n' Jam Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:10 AM

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

Jump n' Jam Storytime is geared toward ages 3-5, but all are welcome. Registration is optional.

CONTACT:  Samantha Hoffman  413-263-6828 x201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
There are many spaces available.
 
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Circle Time Fun
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for songs, rhymes and a story or two. "Circle time" is not only a fun experience for your child but also a great way to be ready for preschool and kindergarten. Be sure to browse our extensive collection of children's books and multimedia before or after the program! . Ages 0-5, older siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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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
Friday October 14, 2022
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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Calling all families with your child for a fun filled hour of stories, songs and crafts and more. No registration.

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413 263-6828 ext 201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Monday October 17, 2022
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Home City Families: Family Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. For ages 12 mos. - 6 years, siblings welcome. For more information please call 413 263 6846.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Little Pumpkins Dress Up Storytime
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Fall is such a fun season!  Children are invited to come in costume (or not!) and celebrate autumn with stories and fingerplays.  

Join us at 1:30 or 4:00 in the Children's Room.  Ideal for birth to 5 with older children welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Minecraft Monday
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us at the Sixteen Acres Library every other Monday afternoon for Minecraft adventures! Join our library realm and explore the vast world of Minecraft!

Every other Monday | Ages 8+ | Sixteen Acres Branch Library

CONTACT:  Alexandra Dupuis  413-263-6843  adupuis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Art Explorers - Paint Markers
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Artists will explore different materials and styles, learn some art history, and most importantly get their hands dirty and have fun! For art lovers 8-14, no art experience required.

Join us this session to try out paint markers and decorate a sketchbook you can take home. Lets make some art! 

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  413-263-6828 x444  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
There are 13 spaces available.
Tuesday October 18, 2022
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Toddler Sensory Playgroup
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Sensory activities are amazing. They are a quick and easy way for kids to learn so much while also working on: independent play skills, math skills (capacity), imaginary play / dramatic play, life skills (pouring, scooping, transferring), fine motor skills,tactile learning and developing self-control.

Join us at the ES Branch Library every other Tuesday at 10:30am. Dates: September 6th, September 20th, October 4th and October 18. Toddlers ages 2-4 and their caretakers.

CONTACT:  Mayra Quinones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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Wee Ones: Storytime and Playgroup
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Storytime plays an important role in building early literacy and social skills. Join us for books, songs, and playtime specifically designed for babies, toddlers and their caregivers. Recommended for families with children under three years old. No registration required, but we appreciate a call ahead if your group has 6 children or more. 

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  413-263-6828 x201  tlinina@springfieldibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
 
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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
 
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Taste Test Tuesday
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Come sample new snacks every Tuesday at the Forest Park library! We'll supply anything from international to limited edition or seasonal snacks. And we are open to your suggestions! Ages 10-18

CONTACT:  Forest Park Staff  413-263-6843  forestparklib@gmail.com
LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
Wednesday October 19, 2022
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Home City Families: Gross Motor Play Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Calling all parents of young children! We invite you along with your child for an hour of gross-motor fun!. No registration. Not a library program, presented in collaboration with Home City Families.

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413 263-6828 x201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Bilingual Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Haydee Hodis   413-263-6805  HHodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Family Pumpkin Painting Party
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Come to the Indian Orchard branch to paint a seasonal pumpkin, or make a Sculpey clay Halloween creature. For ages 5-12. Preregistration encouraged. Please call 413 263 6846 for more information or to preregister.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
Registration will begin on Monday, October 17, 2022 at 3:12 PM     
Thursday October 20, 2022
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Jump n' Jam Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:10 AM

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

Jump n' Jam Storytime is geared toward ages 3-5, but all are welcome. Registration is optional.

CONTACT:  Samantha Hoffman  413-263-6828 x201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
There are many spaces available.
 
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Circle Time Fun
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for songs, rhymes and a story or two. "Circle time" is not only a fun experience for your child but also a great way to be ready for preschool and kindergarten. Be sure to browse our extensive collection of children's books and multimedia before or after the program! . Ages 0-5, older siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Friday October 21, 2022
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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Calling all families with your child for a fun filled hour of stories, songs and crafts and more. No registration.

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413 263-6828 ext 201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Saturday October 22, 2022
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Indian Orchard MineCrafters
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us at the Indian Orchard Library for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every OTHER Saturday of the month from 12:00-2:00pm. Space limited to 6 participants so come early. For children and teens ages 10 and up. Please call 263-6846 for more information.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Monday October 24, 2022
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Home City Families: Family Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. For ages 12 mos. - 6 years, siblings welcome. For more information please call 413 263 6846.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Little Pumpkins Dress Up Storytime
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Fall is such a fun season!  Children are invited to come in costume (or not!) and celebrate autumn with songs, stories and fingerplays.  

Join us at 1:30 or 4:00 in the Children's Room.  Ideal for birth to 5 wil older children welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Art Explorers - Cut Paper
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Artists will explore different materials and styles, learn some art history, and most importantly get their hands dirty and have fun! For art lovers 8-14, no art experience required.

Join us this session to try out cut paper collage. Lets make some art! 

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  413-263-6828 x444  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
There are 14 spaces available.
Tuesday October 25, 2022
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Wee Ones: Storytime and Playgroup
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Storytime plays an important role in building early literacy and social skills. Join us for books, songs, and playtime specifically designed for babies, toddlers and their caregivers. Recommended for families with children under three years old. No registration required, but we appreciate a call ahead if your group has 6 children or more. 

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  413-263-6828 x201  tlinina@springfieldibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
 
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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
 
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Taste Test Tuesday
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Come sample new snacks every Tuesday at the Forest Park library! We'll supply anything from international to limited edition or seasonal snacks. And we are open to your suggestions! Ages 10-18

CONTACT:  Forest Park Staff  413-263-6843  forestparklib@gmail.com
LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
Wednesday October 26, 2022
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Home City Families: Gross Motor Play Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Calling all parents of young children! We invite you along with your child for an hour of gross-motor fun!. No registration. Not a library program, presented in collaboration with Home City Families.

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413 263-6828 x201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Bilingual Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Haydee Hodis   413-263-6805  HHodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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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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Paint Your Own Pumpkins!
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us in the Community Room from 5-6pm on Wednesday, October 26th to decorate your own pumpkin! 

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

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413-263-6828 x201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
There are 25 spaces available.
Thursday October 27, 2022
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Jump n' Jam Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:10 AM

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

Jump n' Jam Storytime is geared toward ages 3-5, but all are welcome. Registration is optional.

CONTACT:  Samantha Hoffman  413-263-6828 x201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
There are many spaces available.
 
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Circle Time Fun
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for songs, rhymes and a story or two. "Circle time" is not only a fun experience for your child but also a great way to be ready for preschool and kindergarten. Be sure to browse our extensive collection of children's books and multimedia before or after the program! . Ages 0-5, older siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Monster Mashup
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Celebrate all things monster!  Enjoy stories and a monster mash-up craft. For families.

CONTACT:  Kate Potapova  413-263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Friday October 28, 2022
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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Calling all families with your child for a fun filled hour of stories, songs and crafts and more. No registration.

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413 263-6828 ext 201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
 
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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
 
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Paint Your Own Pumpkins!
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Haydee Hodis  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
There are 25 spaces available.
Saturday October 29, 2022
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Mindful Reading with Cadence the Dog
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Calling all kids!  Come to a mindfulness experience for emerging and practiced readers of all ages.  The librarian will share  a few relaxing stories with you and our special guests Megan and her certified therapy dog Cadence.   After we read as a group, children are welcome to take a turn meeting Cadence and reading with her  - she loves to hear stories of all kinds.   Books will be available for read aloud or bring your own favorites.  Reading with a pet is a calming, stress-free way to build fluency and expression.  Please join us! We'll meet outside but move indoors to the Children's Room in case of bad weather. Children 7 and under must be accompanied and consistently supervised by an adult. Registration is strongly encouraged with drop-ins welcome as space allows.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
There are many spaces available.
 
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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
Monday October 31, 2022
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Home City Families: Family Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. For ages 12 mos. - 6 years, siblings welcome. For more information please call 413 263 6846.

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

Join us at the Sixteen Acres Library every other Monday afternoon for Minecraft adventures! Join our library realm and explore the vast world of Minecraft!

Every other Monday | Ages 8+ | Sixteen Acres Branch Library

CONTACT:  Alexandra Dupuis  413-263-6843  adupuis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Trunk or Treat at East Forest Park Library
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

East Forest Park will host Trunk or Treat in the library parking lot. Along with trick-or-treating, we'll have outdoor activities, raffles, crafts and more!

CONTACT:  Maureen Tipton  413 263-6836  mtipton@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Tuesday November 1, 2022 - Wednesday November 30, 2022
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Month of Kindness Bingo

Did you know World Kindness Day is on November 13, there is World Kindness Week in November? Enjoy a game of Bingo to see how many kind gestures or random acts of Kindness you can do. Bring back your Bingo to be entered into a raffle to win a small prize. 

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

Did you know World Kindness Day is on November 13, there is World Kindness Week in November? Enjoy a game of Bingo to see how many kind gestures or random acts of Kindness you can do. Bring back your Bingo to be entered into a raffle to win a small prize. 

CONTACT:  Tricia LaBroad  413-263-6840  
LOCATION: East Springfield
Tuesday November 1, 2022
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Wee Ones: Storytime and Playgroup
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Storytime plays an important role in building early literacy and social skills. Join us for books, songs, and playtime specifically designed for babies, toddlers and their caregivers. Recommended for families with children under three years old. No registration required, but we appreciate a call ahead if your group has 6 children or more. 

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  413-263-6828 x201  tlinina@springfieldibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
 
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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
 
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Taste Test Tuesday
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Come sample new snacks every Tuesday at the Forest Park library! We'll supply anything from international to limited edition or seasonal snacks. And we are open to your suggestions! Ages 10-18

CONTACT:  Forest Park Staff  413-263-6843  forestparklib@gmail.com
LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
Wednesday November 2, 2022
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Home City Families: Gross Motor Play Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Calling all parents of young children! We invite you along with your child for an hour of gross-motor fun!. No registration. Not a library program, presented in collaboration with Home City Families.

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413 263-6828 x201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Bilingual Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Haydee Hodis   413-263-6805  HHodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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La Catrina/ A Celebratory All Souls Day
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Haydee Hodis  413-263-6805  HHodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
Thursday November 3, 2022
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Jump n' Jam Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:10 AM

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

Jump n' Jam Storytime is geared toward ages 3-5, but all are welcome. Registration is optional.

CONTACT:  Samantha Hoffman  413-263-6828 x201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
There are many spaces available.
 
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Circle Time Fun
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for songs, rhymes and a story or two. "Circle time" is not only a fun experience for your child but also a great way to be ready for preschool and kindergarten. Be sure to browse our extensive collection of children's books and multimedia before or after the program! . Ages 0-5, older siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen   413-263-6858  
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Sew Fun: Hand Sewing for Tweens
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Hand sewing is a great base skill for everyday needs like sewing a button, hemming pants, or making just about anything from fabric! In this class Tweens, aged 10-13, will be taught the basics of hand sewing while working on various projects throughout the series.
All materials and supplies will be provided. 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, October 10, 2022 at 9:00 AM     
Friday November 4, 2022
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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Calling all families with your child for a fun filled hour of stories, songs and crafts and more. No registration.

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413 263-6828 ext 201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
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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2nd Annual Gobble Gobble Egg Hunt
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Join us in the Reading Garden for an egg hunt in November! Cider and donuts will be served to the hunters - and those cheering them on! 

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Reading Garden
 
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Indian Orchard MineCrafters
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us at the Indian Orchard Library for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every OTHER Saturday of the month from 12:00-2:00pm. Space limited to 6 participants so come early. For children and teens ages 10 and up. Please call 263-6846 for more information.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
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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Home City Families: Family Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. For ages 12 mos. - 6 years, siblings welcome. For more information please call 413 263 6846.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Gobble Gobble Storytime
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us for Thanksgiving stories and then decorate your own paper bag turkey!

Meet in the Children's Room at 1:30 or 4:00. 

Ideal for ages 2-5 with younger and older children welcome. 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Art Explorers - Pointillism
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Artists will explore different materials and styles, learn some art history, and most importantly get their hands dirty and have fun! For art lovers 8-14, no art experience required.

Join us this session to try out pointillism dot painting. Lets make some art! 

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  413-263-6828 x444  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
There are 14 spaces available.
Tuesday November 8, 2022
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Wee Ones: Storytime and Playgroup
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Storytime plays an important role in building early literacy and social skills. Join us for books, songs, and playtime specifically designed for babies, toddlers and their caregivers. Recommended for families with children under three years old. No registration required, but we appreciate a call ahead if your group has 6 children or more. 

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  413-263-6828 x201  tlinina@springfieldibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
 
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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
 
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Taste Test Tuesday
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Come sample new snacks every Tuesday at the Forest Park library! We'll supply anything from international to limited edition or seasonal snacks. And we are open to your suggestions! Ages 10-18

CONTACT:  Forest Park Staff  413-263-6843  forestparklib@gmail.com
LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
Wednesday November 9, 2022
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Home City Families: Gross Motor Play Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Calling all parents of young children! We invite you along with your child for an hour of gross-motor fun!. No registration. Not a library program, presented in collaboration with Home City Families.

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413 263-6828 x201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Bilingual Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Haydee Hodis   413-263-6805  HHodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
Thursday November 10, 2022
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Jump n' Jam Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:10 AM

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

Jump n' Jam Storytime is geared toward ages 3-5, but all are welcome. Registration is optional.

CONTACT:  Samantha Hoffman  413-263-6828 x201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
There are many spaces available.
 
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Circle Time Fun
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for songs, rhymes and a story or two. "Circle time" is not only a fun experience for your child but also a great way to be ready for preschool and kindergarten. Be sure to browse our extensive collection of children's books and multimedia before or after the program! . Ages 0-5, older siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen   413-263-6858  
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
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
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
Monday November 14, 2022
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Home City Families: Family Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. For ages 12 mos. - 6 years, siblings welcome. For more information please call 413 263 6846.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Inviting the Leaf Sprites
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emily Jones  413-263-6805  ejones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Gobble Gobble Storytime
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us for Thanksgiving stories and then decorate your own paper bag turkey!

Meet in the Children's Room at 1:30 or 4:00. 

Ideal for ages 2-5 with younger and older children welcome. 

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Minecraft Monday
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us at the Sixteen Acres Library every other Monday afternoon for Minecraft adventures! Join our library realm and explore the vast world of Minecraft!

Every other Monday | Ages 8+ | Sixteen Acres Branch Library

CONTACT:  Alexandra Dupuis  413-263-6843  adupuis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Art Explorers - Watercolor Pencils
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Artists will explore different materials and styles, learn some art history, and most importantly get their hands dirty and have fun! For art lovers 8-14, no art experience required.

Join us this session to try out watercolor pencils. Lets make some art! 

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  413-263-6828 x444  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
There are 16 spaces available.
Tuesday November 15, 2022
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Wee Ones: Storytime and Playgroup
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Storytime plays an important role in building early literacy and social skills. Join us for books, songs, and playtime specifically designed for babies, toddlers and their caregivers. Recommended for families with children under three years old. No registration required, but we appreciate a call ahead if your group has 6 children or more. 

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  413-263-6828 x201  tlinina@springfieldibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
 
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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
 
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Taste Test Tuesday
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Come sample new snacks every Tuesday at the Forest Park library! We'll supply anything from international to limited edition or seasonal snacks. And we are open to your suggestions! Ages 10-18

CONTACT:  Forest Park Staff  413-263-6843  forestparklib@gmail.com
LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
Wednesday November 16, 2022
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Home City Families: Gross Motor Play Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Calling all parents of young children! We invite you along with your child for an hour of gross-motor fun!. No registration. Not a library program, presented in collaboration with Home City Families.

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413 263-6828 x201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Bilingual Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Haydee Hodis   413-263-6805  HHodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Scribble Stones- A Read Aloud for Bigger Kids
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Meet Stone. Just a plain stone that has greater ideas for his life. Along with Scribble and Splatter they bring joy into the world. While listening to Scribble Stone you will make your own scribble stone. For ages 5-12. Indian Orchard branch. Wednesday, Nov. 16. 5-6 pm For more information please call 413 263 6846.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846   mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
Thursday November 17, 2022
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Jump n' Jam Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:10 AM

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

Jump n' Jam Storytime is geared toward ages 3-5, but all are welcome. Registration is optional.

CONTACT:  Samantha Hoffman  413-263-6828 x201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
There are many spaces available.
 
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Circle Time Fun
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for songs, rhymes and a story or two. "Circle time" is not only a fun experience for your child but also a great way to be ready for preschool and kindergarten. Be sure to browse our extensive collection of children's books and multimedia before or after the program! . Ages 0-5, older siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen   413-263-6858  
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Sew Fun: Hand Sewing for Tweens
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Hand sewing is a great base skill for everyday needs like sewing a button, hemming pants, or making just about anything from fabric! In this class Tweens, aged 10-13, will be taught the basics of hand sewing while working on various projects throughout the series.
All materials and supplies will be provided. Space is limited, registration is required.
For more information call (413) 263-6836.

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 2:48 PM     
Friday November 18, 2022
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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Calling all families with your child for a fun filled hour of stories, songs and crafts and more. No registration.

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413 263-6828 ext 201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Saturday November 19, 2022
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Indian Orchard MineCrafters
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us at the Indian Orchard Library for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every OTHER Saturday of the month from 12:00-2:00pm. Space limited to 6 participants so come early. For children and teens ages 10 and up. Please call 263-6846 for more information.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Make Homemade Butter
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Learn how to make yummy homemade butter, just the perfect thing for your Fall Feast. After you make your butter we will sample it with crackers.

CONTACT:  Tricia  413-263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Monday November 21, 2022
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Home City Families: Family Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. For ages 12 mos. - 6 years, siblings welcome. For more information please call 413 263 6846.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Art Explorers - Clay
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Artists will explore different materials and styles, learn some art history, and most importantly get their hands dirty and have fun! For art lovers 8-14, no art experience required.

Join us this session to try sculpting with clay. Lets make some art! 

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  413-263-6828 x444  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
There are 16 spaces available.
Tuesday November 22, 2022
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Wee Ones: Storytime and Playgroup
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Storytime plays an important role in building early literacy and social skills. Join us for books, songs, and playtime specifically designed for babies, toddlers and their caregivers. Recommended for families with children under three years old. No registration required, but we appreciate a call ahead if your group has 6 children or more. 

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  413-263-6828 x201  tlinina@springfieldibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
 
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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
 
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Taste Test Tuesday
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Come sample new snacks every Tuesday at the Forest Park library! We'll supply anything from international to limited edition or seasonal snacks. And we are open to your suggestions! Ages 10-18

CONTACT:  Forest Park Staff  413-263-6843  forestparklib@gmail.com
LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
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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Bilingual Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Haydee Hodis   413-263-6805  HHodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
Thursday November 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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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Calling all families with your child for a fun filled hour of stories, songs and crafts and more. No registration.

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413 263-6828 ext 201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Monday November 28, 2022
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Home City Families: Family Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. For ages 12 mos. - 6 years, siblings welcome. For more information please call 413 263 6846.

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

Join us at the Sixteen Acres Library every other Monday afternoon for Minecraft adventures! Join our library realm and explore the vast world of Minecraft!

Every other Monday | Ages 8+ | Sixteen Acres Branch Library

CONTACT:  Alexandra Dupuis  413-263-6843  adupuis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Art Explorers - Canvas Painting
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Artists will explore different materials and styles, learn some art history, and most importantly get their hands dirty and have fun! For art lovers 8-14, no art experience required.

Join us this session to try painting on a canvas. Lets make some art! 

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  413-263-6828 x444  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
There are 16 spaces available.
Tuesday November 29, 2022
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Wee Ones: Storytime and Playgroup
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Storytime plays an important role in building early literacy and social skills. Join us for books, songs, and playtime specifically designed for babies, toddlers and their caregivers. Recommended for families with children under three years old. No registration required, but we appreciate a call ahead if your group has 6 children or more. 

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  413-263-6828 x201  tlinina@springfieldibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
 
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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
 
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Taste Test Tuesday
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Come sample new snacks every Tuesday at the Forest Park library! We'll supply anything from international to limited edition or seasonal snacks. And we are open to your suggestions! Ages 10-18

CONTACT:  Forest Park Staff  413-263-6843  forestparklib@gmail.com
LOCATION: Forest Park Community Room
Wednesday November 30, 2022
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Home City Families: Gross Motor Play Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Calling all parents of young children! We invite you along with your child for an hour of gross-motor fun!. No registration. Not a library program, presented in collaboration with Home City Families.

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413 263-6828 x201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Bilingual Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Haydee Hodis   413-263-6805  HHodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
Thursday 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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Circle Time Fun
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for songs, rhymes and a story or two. "Circle time" is not only a fun experience for your child but also a great way to be ready for preschool and kindergarten. Be sure to browse our extensive collection of children's books and multimedia before or after the program! . Ages 0-5, older siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen   413-263-6858  
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Sew Fun: Hand Sewing for Tweens
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Hand sewing is a great base skill for everyday needs like sewing a button, hemming pants, or making just about anything from fabric! In this class Tweens, aged 10-13, will be taught the basics of hand sewing while working on various projects throughout the series.
All materials and supplies will be provided. Space is limited, registration is required.
For more information call (413) 263-6836.

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
Registration will begin on Monday, October 10, 2022 at 4:47 PM     
Friday December 2, 2022
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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Calling all families with your child for a fun filled hour of stories, songs and crafts and more. No registration.

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413 263-6828 ext 201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Saturday December 3, 2022
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Indian Orchard MineCrafters
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us at the Indian Orchard Library for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every OTHER Saturday of the month from 12:00-2:00pm. Space limited to 6 participants so come early. For children and teens ages 10 and up. Please call 263-6846 for more information.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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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
Monday December 5, 2022 - Saturday December 10, 2022
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Write a Letter Day

December 7 is Letter Writing Day. Drop in all week and find supplies to write and mail your own letter or postcard! Ages 5-13 | Envelopes and stamps provided. During open hours

CONTACT:  Alexandra  413-263-6858  adupuis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Monday December 5, 2022
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Home City Families: Family Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. For ages 12 mos. - 6 years, siblings welcome. For more information please call 413 263 6846.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Chill Out Storytime
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Need a break from the hectic holiday hubbub? Join us for your librarian's favorite stories and a song or two. 

Ideal for ages 2-5 with younger and older children welcome. 

1:30 pm and 4:00 pm

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Art Explorers - Pastels
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Artists will explore different materials and styles, learn some art history, and most importantly get their hands dirty and have fun! For art lovers 8-14, no art experience required.

Join us this session to try out pastels. Lets make some art! 

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  413-263-6828 x444  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday December 6, 2022
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Wee Ones: Storytime and Playgroup
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Storytime plays an important role in building early literacy and social skills. Join us for books, songs, and playtime specifically designed for babies, toddlers and their caregivers. Recommended for families with children under three years old. No registration required, but we appreciate a call ahead if your group has 6 children or more. 

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  413-263-6828 x201  tlinina@springfieldibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
 
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Animal Tales with the Forest Park Zoo!
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Come to the Library for Animal Tales! The Forest Park Zoo will be at the Forest Park Library on Tuesday mornings in December to introduce new animal friends - just for the littles! Preschool age children will enjoy a craft, game, or activity related to an animal storytime - and meet an animal ambassador from the book! Registration is requested. Ages 2-5.

CONTACT:  Forest Park Staff  413-263-6843  forestparklib@gmail.com
LOCATION: Forest Park
Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
Wednesday December 7, 2022
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Home City Families: Gross Motor Play Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Calling all parents of young children! We invite you along with your child for an hour of gross-motor fun!. No registration. Not a library program, presented in collaboration with Home City Families.

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413 263-6828 x201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Bilingual Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Haydee Hodis   413-263-6805  HHodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
Thursday December 8, 2022
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Circle Time Fun
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for songs, rhymes and a story or two. "Circle time" is not only a fun experience for your child but also a great way to be ready for preschool and kindergarten. Be sure to browse our extensive collection of children's books and multimedia before or after the program! . Ages 0-5, older siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen   413-263-6858  
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Friday December 9, 2022
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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Calling all families with your child for a fun filled hour of stories, songs and crafts and more. No registration.

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413 263-6828 ext 201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Saturday December 10, 2022
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Build a Gingerbread House
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Get into the festive holiday spirit by making gingerbread houses with graham crackers and decorate it with sweets! Saturday, December 3, 2022 12:30- 2pm. While supplies last. All ages.

CONTACT:  Tricia LaBroad  413 263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Monday December 12, 2022
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Home City Families: Family Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. For ages 12 mos. - 6 years, siblings welcome. For more information please call 413 263 6846.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Holidays Celebration
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Haydee Hodis  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
 
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Art Explorers - Paper Marbling
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Artists will explore different materials and styles, learn some art history, and most importantly get their hands dirty and have fun! For art lovers 8-14, no art experience required.

Join us this session to try out paper marbling. Lets make some art! 

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  413-263-6828 x444  tlinina@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Community Room
Tuesday December 13, 2022
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Wee Ones: Storytime and Playgroup
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Storytime plays an important role in building early literacy and social skills. Join us for books, songs, and playtime specifically designed for babies, toddlers and their caregivers. Recommended for families with children under three years old. No registration required, but we appreciate a call ahead if your group has 6 children or more. 

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  413-263-6828 x201  tlinina@springfieldibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
 
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Animal Tales with the Forest Park Zoo!
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Come to the Library for Animal Tales! The Forest Park Zoo will be at the Forest Park Library on Tuesday mornings in December to introduce new animal friends - just for the littles! Preschool age children will enjoy a craft, game, or activity related to an animal storytime - and meet an animal ambassador from the book! Registration is requested. Ages 2-5.

CONTACT:  Forest Park Staff  413-263-6843  forestparklib@gmail.com
LOCATION: Forest Park
Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
 
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Hot Chocolate in a Jar
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emily Jones  413-263-6805  ejones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
Wednesday December 14, 2022
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Home City Families: Gross Motor Play Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Calling all parents of young children! We invite you along with your child for an hour of gross-motor fun!. No registration. Not a library program, presented in collaboration with Home City Families.

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413 263-6828 x201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Bilingual Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Haydee Hodis   413-263-6805  HHodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Holidays Celebration
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Haydee Hodis  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
Thursday December 15, 2022
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Circle Time Fun
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for songs, rhymes and a story or two. "Circle time" is not only a fun experience for your child but also a great way to be ready for preschool and kindergarten. Be sure to browse our extensive collection of children's books and multimedia before or after the program! . Ages 0-5, older siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen   413-263-6858  
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Sew Fun: Hand Sewing for Tweens
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Hand sewing is a great base skill for everyday needs like sewing a button, hemming pants, or making just about anything from fabric! In this class Tweens, aged 10-13, will be taught the basics of hand sewing while working on various projects throughout the series.
All materials and supplies will be provided. Space is limited, registration is required.
For more information call (413) 263-6836.

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
Registration will begin on Monday, October 10, 2022 at 4:49 PM     
Friday December 16, 2022
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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Calling all families with your child for a fun filled hour of stories, songs and crafts and more. No registration.

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413 263-6828 ext 201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Saturday December 17, 2022
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Indian Orchard MineCrafters
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us at the Indian Orchard Library for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Every OTHER Saturday of the month from 12:00-2:00pm. Space limited to 6 participants so come early. For children and teens ages 10 and up. Please call 263-6846 for more information.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Monday December 19, 2022
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Home City Families: Family Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. For ages 12 mos. - 6 years, siblings welcome. For more information please call 413 263 6846.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413 263 6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
 
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Chill Out Storytime
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Need a break from the hectic holiday hubbub? Join us for your librarian's favorite stories and a song or two. 

Ideal for ages 2-5 with younger and older children welcome. 

1:30 pm and 4:00 pm

LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Tuesday December 20, 2022
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Wee Ones: Storytime and Playgroup
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Storytime plays an important role in building early literacy and social skills. Join us for books, songs, and playtime specifically designed for babies, toddlers and their caregivers. Recommended for families with children under three years old. No registration required, but we appreciate a call ahead if your group has 6 children or more. 

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  413-263-6828 x201  tlinina@springfieldibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
 
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Animal Tales with the Forest Park Zoo!
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Come to the Library for Animal Tales! The Forest Park Zoo will be at the Forest Park Library on Tuesday mornings in December to introduce new animal friends - just for the littles! Preschool age children will enjoy a craft, game, or activity related to an animal storytime - and meet an animal ambassador from the book! Registration is requested. Ages 2-5.

CONTACT:  Forest Park Staff  413-263-6843  forestparklib@gmail.com
LOCATION: Forest Park
Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
Wednesday December 21, 2022
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Home City Families: Gross Motor Play Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Calling all parents of young children! We invite you along with your child for an hour of gross-motor fun!. No registration. Not a library program, presented in collaboration with Home City Families.

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413 263-6828 x201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Bilingual Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Haydee Hodis   413-263-6805  HHodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
Thursday December 22, 2022
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Circle Time Fun
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for songs, rhymes and a story or two. "Circle time" is not only a fun experience for your child but also a great way to be ready for preschool and kindergarten. Be sure to browse our extensive collection of children's books and multimedia before or after the program! . Ages 0-5, older siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen   413-263-6858  
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
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 - Saturday December 31, 2022
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New Year's Eve In A Bag

Countdown to the New Year with a take-home bag of fun activities geared to families. Kit includes: clock craft, noisemakers, popcorn and more!

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413 263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
 
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New Year's Eve In A Bag

Countdown to the New Year with a take-home bag of fun activities geared to families. Kit includes: clock craft, noisemakers, popcorn and more!

CONTACT:  Tricia LaBroad  413 263-6840  tlabroad@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
 
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New Year's Eve In A Bag

Countdown to the New Year with a take-home bag of fun activities geared to families. Kit includes: clock craft, noisemakers, popcorn and more!

CONTACT:  Alexandra Dupuis  413 263-6858  adupuis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Tuesday December 27, 2022
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Wee Ones: Storytime and Playgroup
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Storytime plays an important role in building early literacy and social skills. Join us for books, songs, and playtime specifically designed for babies, toddlers and their caregivers. Recommended for families with children under three years old. No registration required, but we appreciate a call ahead if your group has 6 children or more. 

CONTACT:  Talin Linina  413-263-6828 x201  tlinina@springfieldibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
 
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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
Wednesday December 28, 2022
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Bilingual Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Haydee Hodis   413-263-6805  HHodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
Thursday December 29, 2022
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Circle Time Fun
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for songs, rhymes and a story or two. "Circle time" is not only a fun experience for your child but also a great way to be ready for preschool and kindergarten. Be sure to browse our extensive collection of children's books and multimedia before or after the program! . Ages 0-5, older siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen   413-263-6858  
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Cookies and Cocoa Party
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Celebrate winter break at the library! Stop by for a morning of tasty treats. Fill up your mug with steaming hot cocoa and decorate your own cookie with all sorts of wacky colors and shimmering sprinkles! Ages 5-13 | We ask guardians to accompany any child under 10

CONTACT:  Alexandra  413-263-6858  adupuis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres Community Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 4:29 PM     
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
Monday January 2, 2023 - Tuesday February 28, 2023
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Winter Drop-in Crafts

Stop by the library for some winter crafting fun. We'll be doing different crafts weekly, so check with your branch library to see what fun things they have planned. During open hours.

CONTACT:  Kate Potapova  413 263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldilbrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Tuesday January 3, 2023
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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
Wednesday January 4, 2023
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Home City Families: Gross Motor Play Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Calling all parents of young children! We invite you along with your child for an hour of gross-motor fun!. No registration. Not a library program, presented in collaboration with Home City Families.

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413 263-6828 x201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
Thursday January 5, 2023
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Circle Time Fun
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for songs, rhymes and a story or two. "Circle time" is not only a fun experience for your child but also a great way to be ready for preschool and kindergarten. Be sure to browse our extensive collection of children's books and multimedia before or after the program! . Ages 0-5, older siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen   413-263-6858  
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Friday January 6, 2023
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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Calling all families with your child for a fun filled hour of stories, songs and crafts and more. No registration.

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413 263-6828 ext 201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Monday January 9, 2023 - Saturday February 18, 2023
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Discover Your Winter Reading Challenge

Join up and see how cool reading in the winter can be! Mark off your progress on a special game board and join us for programs and activities designed just for kids like you! For elementary-aged kids and their younger siblings.

CONTACT:  Diane Houle  413 263-6828 ext.293  dhoule@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Library Locations
Tuesday January 10, 2023
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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
Wednesday January 11, 2023
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Home City Families: Gross Motor Play Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Calling all parents of young children! We invite you along with your child for an hour of gross-motor fun!. No registration. Not a library program, presented in collaboration with Home City Families.

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413 263-6828 x201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Happy Birthday MLK!
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Haydee Hodis  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
Thursday January 12, 2023
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Circle Time Fun
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for songs, rhymes and a story or two. "Circle time" is not only a fun experience for your child but also a great way to be ready for preschool and kindergarten. Be sure to browse our extensive collection of children's books and multimedia before or after the program! . Ages 0-5, older siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen   413-263-6858  
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Sew Fun: Hand Sewing for Tweens
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Hand sewing is a great base skill for everyday needs like sewing a button, hemming pants, or making just about anything from fabric! In this class Tweens, aged 10-13, will be taught the basics of hand sewing while working on various projects throughout the series.
All materials and supplies will be provided. Space is limited, registration is required.
For more information call (413) 263-6836.

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
 
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Family Game Night
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us at the Mason Square Library on Thursday, January 12th for Game Night! Test your luck at Battleship, Monopoly, Dominoes and more! Refreshments served. All ages welcome.

CONTACT:  Laura Normand  413-263-6853  lnormand@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Friday January 13, 2023
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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Calling all families with your child for a fun filled hour of stories, songs and crafts and more. No registration.

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413 263-6828 ext 201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
 
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Happy Birthday MLK!
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Haydee Hodis  413-263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
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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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
 
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Celebrating the Year of the Rabbit
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emily Jones  413-263-6805  ejones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
Wednesday January 18, 2023
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Home City Families: Gross Motor Play Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Calling all parents of young children! We invite you along with your child for an hour of gross-motor fun!. No registration. Not a library program, presented in collaboration with Home City Families.

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413 263-6828 x201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Teddy Bear Sleepover... at the Library!
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Bring your stuffed animal friend to the library for a sleepover! We will decorate a name tag and a blanket for them and then listen to a bedtime story and have a bedtime snack.  After we put them to sleep SHHHHHH! We will turn out the lights and hopefully they won’t get into too much trouble overnight! Pick your stuffed animal friend up any time on Thursday; we will make sure they have a good breakfast first! We’ll post pictures of their activities on our Facebook page. Don’t have a stuffed animal? Don’t worry! We have extras.

For ages 4-9. From 6:30-7:30 pm. Preregistration strongly encouraged. Preregister online or by calling 413-263-6846.

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard
Thursday January 19, 2023
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Circle Time Fun
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for songs, rhymes and a story or two. "Circle time" is not only a fun experience for your child but also a great way to be ready for preschool and kindergarten. Be sure to browse our extensive collection of children's books and multimedia before or after the program! . Ages 0-5, older siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen   413-263-6858  
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Friday January 20, 2023
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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Calling all families with your child for a fun filled hour of stories, songs and crafts and more. No registration.

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413 263-6828 ext 201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Tuesday January 24, 2023
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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
Wednesday January 25, 2023
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Home City Families: Gross Motor Play Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Calling all parents of young children! We invite you along with your child for an hour of gross-motor fun!. No registration. Not a library program, presented in collaboration with Home City Families.

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413 263-6828 x201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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World Explorers
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Want to learn about different countries and cultures from around the world? Join World Explorers where together we will learn about different cultures by enjoying some of their stories, music, food and art. At the ES Branch Library the last Wednesday of the month 4-5PM. Ages 7-13

CONTACT:  Mayra Quinones  413-263-6843  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Thursday January 26, 2023
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Circle Time Fun
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for songs, rhymes and a story or two. "Circle time" is not only a fun experience for your child but also a great way to be ready for preschool and kindergarten. Be sure to browse our extensive collection of children's books and multimedia before or after the program! . Ages 0-5, older siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen   413-263-6858  
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Sew Fun: Hand Sewing for Tweens
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Hand sewing is a great base skill for everyday needs like sewing a button, hemming pants, or making just about anything from fabric! In this class Tweens, aged 10-13, will be taught the basics of hand sewing while working on various projects throughout the series.
All materials and supplies will be provided. Space is limited, registration is required.
For more information call (413) 263-6836.

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
 
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LEGO Day Celebration
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

January 28th is LEGO Day. LEGO bricks are back at the library, let's celebrate!

CONTACT:  Kate Potapova  413-263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Friday January 27, 2023
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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Calling all families with your child for a fun filled hour of stories, songs and crafts and more. No registration.

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413 263-6828 ext 201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Monday January 30, 2023
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Cookies and Cocoa
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Come on out of the cold for hot cocoa and cookies. Drop in anytime between 3:30 and 4:30pm to decorate your own cookie; we will have frosting, sprinkles, and candy!! Ages 5 and up welcome. 

CONTACT:  Beck Fink  413-263-6828 x201  bfink@SpringfieldLibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Children's Room
Tuesday January 31, 2023
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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
Wednesday February 1, 2023 - Monday February 13, 2023
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Valentine Workshop

Drop-in and find a wide array of supplies to make your own special Valentine cards. Color in a picture or postcard, or make a card all you own. Take them home to give to the people that you love the most! During open hours. Ages 5-13

CONTACT:  Alexandra  413-263-6858  adupuis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Wednesday February 1, 2023
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Home City Families: Gross Motor Play Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Calling all parents of young children! We invite you along with your child for an hour of gross-motor fun!. No registration. Not a library program, presented in collaboration with Home City Families.

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413 263-6828 x201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
Thursday February 2, 2023
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Circle Time Fun
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for songs, rhymes and a story or two. "Circle time" is not only a fun experience for your child but also a great way to be ready for preschool and kindergarten. Be sure to browse our extensive collection of children's books and multimedia before or after the program! . Ages 0-5, older siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen   413-263-6858  
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Friday February 3, 2023
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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Calling all families with your child for a fun filled hour of stories, songs and crafts and more. No registration.

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413 263-6828 ext 201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
 
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Feed the Birds Day
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Today is  Feed the Birds Day! Join us to make pinecone and ice cream cone bird feeders! February 3 | Ages 5-13

CONTACT:  Alexandra  413-263-6858  adupuis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Feed the Birds Day
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Today is  Feed the Birds Day! Join us to make pinecone and ice cream cone bird feeders! February 3 | Ages 5-13

CONTACT:  Kate Potapova  413-263-6853  kpotapova@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square
Tuesday February 7, 2023
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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
Wednesday February 8, 2023
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Home City Families: Gross Motor Play Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Calling all parents of young children! We invite you along with your child for an hour of gross-motor fun!. No registration. Not a library program, presented in collaboration with Home City Families.

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413 263-6828 x201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
Thursday February 9, 2023
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Circle Time Fun
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for songs, rhymes and a story or two. "Circle time" is not only a fun experience for your child but also a great way to be ready for preschool and kindergarten. Be sure to browse our extensive collection of children's books and multimedia before or after the program! . Ages 0-5, older siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen   413-263-6858  
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Sew Fun: Hand Sewing for Tweens
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Hand sewing is a great base skill for everyday needs like sewing a button, hemming pants, or making just about anything from fabric! In this class Tweens, aged 10-13, will be taught the basics of hand sewing while working on various projects throughout the series.
All materials and supplies will be provided. Space is limited, registration is required.
For more information call (413) 263-6836.

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
Friday February 10, 2023
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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Calling all families with your child for a fun filled hour of stories, songs and crafts and more. No registration.

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413 263-6828 ext 201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Monday February 13, 2023
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Hearts and Happiness Storytime
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Let's celebrate the power of love, friendship and family by reading inspiring stories together. Afterwords, we'll make a greeting card for someone special. 

Ideal for ages 2-5 with older and younger children welcome,

1:30 pm and 4:00 pm

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen  413-263-6858  lchasen@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Tuesday February 14, 2023
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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
 
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Cookies and Cocoa
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come on out of the cold for hot cocoa and cookies. Drop in anytime between 3:30 and 4:30pm to decorate your own cookie; we will have frosting, sprinkles, and candy!! Ages 5 and up welcome.

CONTACT:  Haydee Hodis  (413)263-6805  hhodis@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood Community Room
Wednesday February 15, 2023
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Home City Families: Gross Motor Play Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Calling all parents of young children! We invite you along with your child for an hour of gross-motor fun!. No registration. Not a library program, presented in collaboration with Home City Families.

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413 263-6828 x201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Pine-Cone Bird Feeders
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Emily Jones  413-263-6805  ejones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Brightwood
 
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Relive Your Childhood
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Stop by anytime between Wednesday, Feb 22 from 3PM- 7PM at the ES Branch to take a trip down memory lane with some fun activities like finger painting, play-dough, Legos, puzzles, coloring, games, and snacks to relive childhood fun. All ages, but Adults are very much encouraged to participate and join in on the fun! 

CONTACT:  Mayra Quinones  413-263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Thursday February 16, 2023
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Circle Time Fun
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for songs, rhymes and a story or two. "Circle time" is not only a fun experience for your child but also a great way to be ready for preschool and kindergarten. Be sure to browse our extensive collection of children's books and multimedia before or after the program! . Ages 0-5, older siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen   413-263-6858  
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
Friday February 17, 2023
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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Calling all families with your child for a fun filled hour of stories, songs and crafts and more. No registration.

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413 263-6828 ext 201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Saturday February 18, 2023
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Cookies and Cocoa
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Bring your creativity and decorate a sugar cookie for yourself or for a friend! While supplies last. Ages 5-14.

CONTACT:  Mayra Quinones  413 263-6840  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Monday February 20, 2023
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Presidents' 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 February 21, 2023
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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
Wednesday February 22, 2023
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Home City Families: Gross Motor Play Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Calling all parents of young children! We invite you along with your child for an hour of gross-motor fun!. No registration. Not a library program, presented in collaboration with Home City Families.

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413 263-6828 x201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
 
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Cookies and Cocoa
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come on out of the cold for hot cocoa and cookies. Drop in anytime between 2:00-4:00pm to decorate your own cookie; we will have frosting, sprinkles, and candy!! Ages 5 and up welcome. 

CONTACT:  Meg Galbreath  413-263-6846  mgalbreath@SpringfieldLibrary.org
LOCATION: Indian Orchard Community Room
 
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World Explorers
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Want to learn about different countries and cultures from around the world? Join World Explorers where together we will learn about different cultures by enjoying some of their stories, music, food and art. At the ES Branch Library the last Wednesday of the month 4-5PM. Ages 7-13

CONTACT:  Mayra Quinones  413-263-6843  mquinones@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Springfield
Thursday February 23, 2023
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Circle Time Fun
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for songs, rhymes and a story or two. "Circle time" is not only a fun experience for your child but also a great way to be ready for preschool and kindergarten. Be sure to browse our extensive collection of children's books and multimedia before or after the program! . Ages 0-5, older siblings welcome.

CONTACT:  Lori Chasen   413-263-6858  
LOCATION: Sixteen Acres
 
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Sew Fun: Hand Sewing for Tweens
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Hand sewing is a great base skill for everyday needs like sewing a button, hemming pants, or making just about anything from fabric! In this class Tweens, aged 10-13, will be taught the basics of hand sewing while working on various projects throughout the series.
All materials and supplies will be provided. Space is limited, registration is required.
For more information call (413) 263-6836.

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
Friday February 24, 2023
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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Calling all families with your child for a fun filled hour of stories, songs and crafts and more. No registration.

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413 263-6828 ext 201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Tuesday February 28, 2023
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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
Wednesday March 1, 2023
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Home City Families: Gross Motor Play Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Calling all parents of young children! We invite you along with your child for an hour of gross-motor fun!. No registration. Not a library program, presented in collaboration with Home City Families.

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413 263-6828 x201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
Friday March 3, 2023
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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Calling all families with your child for a fun filled hour of stories, songs and crafts and more. No registration.

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413 263-6828 ext 201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Tuesday March 7, 2023
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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
Wednesday March 8, 2023
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Home City Families: Gross Motor Play Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Calling all parents of young children! We invite you along with your child for an hour of gross-motor fun!. No registration. Not a library program, presented in collaboration with Home City Families.

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413 263-6828 x201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
Friday March 10, 2023
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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Calling all families with your child for a fun filled hour of stories, songs and crafts and more. No registration.

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413 263-6828 ext 201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Tuesday March 14, 2023
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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
Wednesday March 15, 2023
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Home City Families: Gross Motor Play Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Calling all parents of young children! We invite you along with your child for an hour of gross-motor fun!. No registration. Not a library program, presented in collaboration with Home City Families.

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413 263-6828 x201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
Friday March 17, 2023
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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Calling all families with your child for a fun filled hour of stories, songs and crafts and more. No registration.

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413 263-6828 ext 201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Tuesday March 21, 2023
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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
Wednesday March 22, 2023
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Home City Families: Gross Motor Play Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Calling all parents of young children! We invite you along with your child for an hour of gross-motor fun!. No registration. Not a library program, presented in collaboration with Home City Families.

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413 263-6828 x201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
Friday March 24, 2023
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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Calling all families with your child for a fun filled hour of stories, songs and crafts and more. No registration.

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413 263-6828 ext 201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Tuesday March 28, 2023
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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
Wednesday March 29, 2023
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Home City Families: Gross Motor Play Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Calling all parents of young children! We invite you along with your child for an hour of gross-motor fun!. No registration. Not a library program, presented in collaboration with Home City Families.

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413 263-6828 x201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
Friday March 31, 2023
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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Calling all families with your child for a fun filled hour of stories, songs and crafts and more. No registration.

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413 263-6828 ext 201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park
Tuesday April 4, 2023
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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Christopher Franks  413-263-6836  cfranks@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park Makerspace
Wednesday April 5, 2023
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Home City Families: Gross Motor Play Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Calling all parents of young children! We invite you along with your child for an hour of gross-motor fun!. No registration. Not a library program, presented in collaboration with Home City Families.

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413 263-6828 x201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Mason Square Community Room
Friday April 7, 2023
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Home City Families Playgroup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Calling all families with your child for a fun filled hour of stories, songs and crafts and more. No registration.

CONTACT:  Sam Hoffman  413 263-6828 ext 201  shoffman@springfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: East Forest Park