No-Cooking Cooking Class: Hobbit Edition – September 23

Celebrate Hobbit day with a no-cooking cooking class, and make dishes from the UK that inspired the food featured in the Tolkien books. | Teens

East Springfield Branch
Monday September 23 | 3:00 – 4:45 PM | Ages 12+

In celebration of Hobbit day, join us for another of our popular no-cooking cooking classes. We’ll be making dishes from the United Kingdom that inspired the food featured in the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings books. Ages 13-18 are welcome!

Family Craft Night at East Springfield

Monthly program for families to craft together – stop by and join in! | Families

East Springfield Branch
Second Wednesday of every month | 6:00-7:30 PM | Families

Come join us at a special Family Craft night event – decorating “Back to School” cookies.

This monthly program meets on the second Wednesday of the month, with the exception of November. Stop by and check out our cool craft projects!

September 11
October 9
December 11

Genealogy with RootsMagic™ at East Springfield

Learn to use RootsMagic software for your genealogy projects and easily keep track of all your research. | Adults

Are you looking to start entering all your relatives, facts, and documents into a genealogy management application, or trying to better understand your new installation of RootsMagic™, or want to move over to RootsMagic from another program? This 3-part class is designed for you.

Professional Genealogist Hillary Schau will guide you through the process in these hands-on classes.

Class 1
Saturday, September 7th 9:00am
Monday September 9th 10:00am
The first class will provide an overview of the program, both the free version and the upgraded version. We will then go over the installation and the features as well as the process for entering the first people in your tree and/or uploading a Gedcom from Ancestry.com or Family Tree Maker™.

Class 2
Saturday September 14th 9:00am
Monday September 16th 10:00am
The second class will continue with a focus on sources and citations to more easily and consistently document where facts are discovered. We will also explore the web search feature of the program and how it can be modified to include any sites that you are currently subscribed to as well as the free sites you enjoy visiting.

Class 3
Saturday September 21st 9:00am
Monday September 23rd 10:00am
The third class will cover the various reports and charts available to you through your RootsMagic™ program. In this session we will also provide tips and tricks to aid in entering and reviewing your information and best practices in backing up.

Note: These classes will take place prior to open hours. Please knock on the door to gain access into the library. 18+

Participation in all three classes is recommended, but not required. Saturday and Monday classes duplicate each other, you need only attend one, not both. Participants can bring their own laptops for use.

Registration is required – please register below.


Class 1:

Saturday, September 7, 2019 | 9:00 – 11:00 AM   Register

Monday, September 9, 2019 | 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM   Register

Class 2:

Saturday, September 14, 2019 | 9:00 – 11:00 AM   Register

Monday, September 16, 2019 | 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM   Register

Class 3:

Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 9:00 – 11:00 AM   Register

Monday, September 23, 2019 | 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM   Register

Knot Just Knitters

Grab some needles and yarn, then come join us! Newcomers always welcome. | Adults

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.

New! – Starting September 6
Mason Square
Every Friday, from 1-2:30 PM
For more information, call the Branch at 413-263-6853

Sixteen Acres
Every Wednesday, from 1-3 PM
For more information, call the Branch at 413-263-6858

Central LibraryCommunity Room
Every Thursday, from 12-2 PM
For more information, call Matthew at 413-263-6828, x221

East Forest Park
Every Friday, from 1-2:30 PM
For more information, call the Branch at 413-263-6836

East Springfield
Every Friday, from 10-12 PM
For more information, call Tricia at 413-263-6840

Teen Advisory Boards

Would you like to make changes at the library? Join one of our Teen Advisory Boards and share your ideas. | Teens

East Forest Park
If interested, please contact 413-263-6836.

East Springfield Branch
Teen Advisory Board
First Friday of the month, from 3:30 – 4:30 PM | Ages 13-18

Teens, shouldn’t you have a say in what your library does? We want you to join our Teen Advisory Board. Share ideas about improving library programming and events and give input on  material selection. Talk about your ideas to make the library a better place. Come and enjoy refreshments while you meet new friends, and make your voice heard.

Sixteen Acres Branch
Teen Readers Advisory Panel
Last Tuesday of the month, from 4:30 – 5:45 PM | Ages 13-19

Here’s your chance to meet regularly to share ideas about improving library programming for your age group, plan events, give input for materials selection and other fun activities. Light refreshments will be served.  If interested, please fill in this online application below or contact the young adult reference librarian.

Application for the Teen Readers Advisory Panel (TRAP) - Sixteen Acres
Please read the Teen Advisory Information Sheet before completing the form. Thank you.

Tai Chi for Everyone at East Springfield

Tai Chi is often referred to as “Moving Meditation” and can be practiced by almost anyone. | All Ages

East Springfield Branch
First Saturday of the month | 10 – 11  AM | For Adults, Teens, and Children Ages 10+

Tai Chi is a slow motion, low impact form of exercise that is suitable for people of any age.  Event will take place outside on the lawn at East Springfield Library, weather permitting.

BYOB, a Book Discussion Group

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads. Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres. | Adults

Library Express at Pine Point
Second and fourth Wednesday of the month, starting at 10 – 12 PM

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads at this lively and long-running book group, and gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres. We’re always open to new members – join us! For more information, contact Ann Keefe at 413-263-6828 ext 294 or by email at akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org.

East Springfield Branch
First Wednesday of the month, from 12 – 1:30 PM

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads at this lively book group. Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres. We’re always open to new members – join us! For more information, contact the branch at 413-263-6840.