Silent Book Club for Teens

Read whatever book you want in the company of others. | Teens

Forest Park Branch
3rd Thursday every month | 5:30 – 6:45 PM | Teens

Starts January 16!

Do you like to read, but don’t like being told what to read? Need to earn reading time towards paying back your fines? Enjoy hearing about what other people are reading? At Silent Book Club, you bring your own book! Read whatever book you want quietly with the company of others. Each meeting you can give a brief description of your book to the group, so we can all get new recommendations! You can even earn reading time to pay back your fines. Third Thursday of the month. Ages 11-17.

Toddler Art Club

Join us for simple crafts to engage creativity. | Children

Forest Park Branch Library
Tuesdays | 10:30-11:30 AM | Ages 2-5, siblings welcome.

Join us for a toddler art group every Tuesday morning at the Forest Park Branch Library. Every week, we’ll do a new simple craft to get your toddler thinking creatively and using their basic motor skills. It’s time to get messy!

No registration required, just drop-in any time during the program. An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.

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.

Indian Orchard
Every Monday, from 1-3 PM
For more information, call Tricia at 413-263-6840

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

Mason Square
Every Friday, from 1-2:30 PM
For more information, call the Branch at 413-263-6853

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

Forest Park
Every Saturday, from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
For more information, call the Branch at 413-263-6843

Afterthoughts Book Discussion Groups

A traditional book discussion group where everyone reads and discusses the same book. | Adults

Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. We select a new book to discuss every month. New members are always welcome.

Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group at the Central Library
Central Library, Community Room
Second Tuesday of each month, from 12 – 1 PM

Ask for a copy of the current book at the second level circulation desk. Click on this link for the 2020 Reading List. For more information, contact Lisa at 413-263-6828 ext. 395 or by email

Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group at the Raymond Jordan Senior Center
Fourth Thursday of each month, from 10 – 11 AM | Ages 55 and up

Library copies are available at the East Forest Park Branch Library in a variety of formats (large print, audiobook, etc.). For more information, contact Linda at 413-263-6836 or by email at

A Bookish Breakfast at Cafe Christo

Meets on the third Wednesday of every month. | Adults

Forest Park Branch at Cafe Christo (513 Belmont Ave., Springfield)
Third Wednesday of the month | 10 – 11 AM | Ages 18 and up

Put on your reading glasses and enjoy a friendly discussion about popular short stories, or just indulge socializing over breakfast with fellow book lovers.

For more information and the current month’s reading, contact Ann Harper at 413-263-6843 or email

The Crafty Box of Wonder at Forest Park

Teens have a great new way to relax and experiment after school or any time.

Forest Park Branch
During Open Hours | Teens

Open our Crafty Box of Wonders and create to your heart’s desire! Follow creative prompts or just make whatever it is you want or need, using our ever-changing variety of materials. Once you open our craft chest, you won’t be able to resist your creative urges! Not sure where to find it, or where to start? Just ask our teen librarian, Alex!

Craft Your Cares Away

Come be social and “Craft Your Cares Away.” | Adults

East Springfield Branch
Last Monday of every month, except holidays | 2 -3 PM | Ages 18 and over

Forest Park Branch – call to register 413-263-6843
2nd Thursday of every month | 2 -3:30 PM | Ages 18 and over 

Library Express at Pine Point
Fridays May 1, May 29, & June 26 | 3:30-4:30 PM | Ages 18 and over 

Enjoy making arts and craft projects while taking your mind off of everyday worries. Each session features a new craft, and supplies are compliments of the Friends of the Library.