American Girl Club at East Springfield

Build connections and expand your imagination with our American Girl Club. | Children

East Springfield Branch
Third Wednesday of the month, from 4:00 – 5:00 PM | Ages 6 to 14

Based on the American Girls books! Come make a craft and enjoy a snack based on the time period of the girl chosen each month. Preregistration is encouraged, call 413-263-6840.

Teens – Tasty Tuesday

Experience new flavors. Learn how to make a tasty snack. | Teens

Tasty Tuesday features a healthy and easy recipe for the teens to learn how to make. Teens will make a delicious after school snack as well as learning useful life skills and meal planning. Teens should come hungry and be ready to get their hands messy!

Brightwood Branch
Third Tuesday of the month, from 3:30-5:00 PM | Ages 11-18

Forest Park Branch
Third Thursday of the month, from 3:15 – 4:15 PM | Ages 12-19

* Note:  The Forest Park program will not be held in October.

Teen Tuesdays – Sixteen Acres

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be after school, look no further.

Sixteen Acres Branch
Tuesdays through December 18, from 1 – 6 PM | Ages 12 – 18

Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you’ve been pondering or play one of our many board games — and let’s not forget all the inspiration that rests right on our shelves. Enjoy the company of others or grab a quiet space for some precious alone time.

U.S. History Book and Media Discussion Group at Sixteen Acres

Members are encouraged to share any conversation-provoking history books that they are reading with the group. | Adults

Sixteen Acres Branch
Third Tuesday of the month, at 6:15 – 7:15 PM | Adults

If you love discussing important issues concerning American history, we have good news for you. A United States history discussion group that focuses on American history books and documentaries meets monthly at the Sixteen Acres Branch. Join us!

We will also view critically acclaimed documentaries on a number of history topics. The books and documentaries are sure to spark lively discussions. Refreshments will be available.

For more information, contact Reggie at 413-263-6858.

Wednesdays at Brightwood – Bilingual Storytime

Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. | niños

Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
Community Room
Every Wednesday | 1:30-2:30 PM | Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome.
Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. No registration required. Space is limited to 12.

Home City Families

Hora de cuentos bilingües en la Biblioteca Brightwood
Salón Comunitario
Todos los miércoles | 1:30 a 2:30 PM | Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, y los hermanos son bienvenidos. 
Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. No requiere inscripción previa. Plazas limitadas a 12 niños con un adulto.

What-Ifs & Fix-Its: A Fanfiction Club for Teens – East Forest Park

Pop-culture fans come explore your favorite characters and create stories through fanfiction! | Teens

East Forest Park Branch
Third Wednesday of the Month, from 6 – 7:30 PM | Ages 11-18 | Register Online

Join our group, where pop-culture fans of every kind can explore their favorite characters and create stories of their own through fanfiction. We’ll have advice sessions for beginners and writing prompts. You’ll even have an opportunity to submit your work to the library’s teen blog!

LEGO Clubs

LEGO enthusiasts let your imagination run wild! Drop in for freestyle building – meet new friends, and browse the library’s many LEGO themed books. | Children

Forest Park Branch
Mondays | 3:30-4:45 PM | Children
LEGO builders are invited to join the Forest Park Brickyard for a weekly after school open building session. LEGO bricks provided! What can you invent?

Sixteen Acres Branch
Mondays | 1:30-4:30 PM | Ages 5-10
Attention LEGO enthusiasts! Drop in on Mondays for freestyle building, meet new friends, and browse the library’s many LEGO themed books.

Indian Orchard Branch
Tuesdays | 3:30-5:00 PM | Children
Let your imagination run wild!

Library Express at Pine Point Branch
Wednesdays | 5:00-5:45 PM | Ages 5-10
Join us on Wednesday each week as we have fun while strengthening creativity and engineering skills with LEGOs.

Mason Square Branch
Thursdays | 5:00-6:00 PM | Children
Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday in the Children’s Workroom.