Family Storytimes

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

Indian Orchard Branch
Mondays (except holidays) | 10:30-11:30 AM | Ages 1-6 years, siblings welcome
Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. No registration required.

Home City Families

Sixteen Acres Branch
Tuesdays from 1:30-2:30 PM | Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.
Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. No registration required

Library Express at Pine Point Branch
Wednesdays | 4:15 – 5 PM | Ages 4-10
Join us for stories and a craft, followed by LEGOs and DUPLO Blocks. No registration required.

Central Library
Family Time – Imagine Explore Create
Saturdays (except holidays) | 10:30-11:30 AM | Fun for the whole Family
Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. No registration required.

Wednesdays: You’re Invited! Morning Meet-Up for Seniors

Grab some books, work on a project, or catch up with a friend over coffee while making new friends and checking out the library. | Seniors

Indian Orchard, Community Room
Wednesdays | 9:30-11 AM | Seniors 60+ and their caregivers

Senior services reps will be there, too!

Funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living.

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.

Learn Suminagashi, Japanese Art of Paper Marbling – March 13

Suminagashi, or “floating ink” is the process of marbling plain paper with water and ink to transform it into something vibrant and colorful. | Teens

Indian Orchard Branch
Wednesday, March 13 | 4-6 PM | For ages 12-18 | Register

Suminagashi originated in Japan as early as the 12th century. Dive in and take a swirl. Space is limited to 12. Please preregister online or at the branch. For more information please call (413) 263-6846.

Minecraft Clubs

Build, play, and create – and battle zombies, of course! | Children

Library Express at Pine Point
Every Friday, from 3:00 – 4:30 PM | Ages 8 and up

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. This club meets every week.

Indian Orchard Branch
Every Saturday, from 12 – 2:30 PM | Ages 8 and up

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space is limited to 8 participants so come early.

 

Indian Orchard Branch Library – 110th Anniversary Party

Come visit for a day full of fun, food, and festivities! | March 18

Indian Orchard Branch
Monday, March 18 | 10 AM-5 PM | All Ages

It’s not every day you turn 110!  We’ll have lively music during the lunch hour thanks to award-winning polka band, Dennis Polisky and the Maestro’s Men, and after school activities for the kids. Come sign our guest book, and be part of the festivities.

Sponsored in part by the Friends of the Library and Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc. the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs and the Federal Administration for Community Living.

Chair Yoga – Starting April 3

Come experience the gentle art of yoga. | Seniors

Indian Orchard Branch
First Wednesday of every month | 10:30 – 11 AM | For seniors ages 60+ and their caregivers

Increase well-being, flexibility,and balance during this relaxing half-hour session. Chair yoga is perfect for those with limited mobility.

This project funded by Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs and the Federal Administration for Community Living.