Tuesdays at Forest Park – Toddler Storytime

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. | Children

Forest Park Branch Library
Tuesdays | 10:30-11:30 AM | Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.
Children’s Program Den

Home City Families
Home City Families

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, and playtime. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families.  No registration required.

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.

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

Central Library
Every Thursday starting March 7, 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

Forest Park
Every Saturday, from 11:15 AM – 12:45 PM
For more information, call Ann Harper at 413-623-6843

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 Tuesday of the month, from 3:15 – 4:15 PM | Ages 12-19

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 2019 Reading List. For more information, contact Lisa at 413-263-6828 ext. 395 or by email llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org.

Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group at Forest Park Branch
Forest Park Branch
Second Thursday of each month, from 1:30 – 2:30 PM

Library copies of the book will be available at the branch. For more information, contact Ann at 413-263-6843 or by email at aharper@springfieldlibrary.org.

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 lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org.

February 28: Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Beth Shaffer
March 28: Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
April 25: The Forest Lover by Susan Vreeland

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

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.

Cafe Christo: A Bookish Breakfast

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, contact Alexandra at 413-263-6843 or email aremy@springfieldlibrary.org.

This month’s short story, “The Good Cop” by Magnus Mills, can be read online at The Guardian’s website, or can be found in his novel Once in a Blue Moon.

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!