Fine Forgiveness Week in Honor of Veterans Day

The Springfield City Library is hosting a Fine Forgiveness week from November 13-18 in honor of Veterans Day.

Library patrons of any age can visit any Springfield City Library location and get a fresh start with their library account. Anyone with overdue library books can return them this week to Springfield libraries and there will be no late fees charged on the items.

“There are many veterans in Springfield, and we want to thank them all for their service,” stated Springfield City Library director Molly Fogarty. “We decided to offer fine forgiveness to all community members in honor of Veterans Day.”

To take advantage of this opportunity, visitors must bring their library card to any Springfield City Library location between November 13-18 and stop by a service desk. A complete list of library locations and hours can be found at Patrons who have lost their library cards can bring a current photo ID and get a replacement card, which is normally $1 but will be free from November 13-18.

The Fine Forgiveness initiative applies specifically to late fees for materials owned by the Springfield City Library; it does not apply to other charges or to late fees on items from other libraries.

The Springfield City Library does not charge late fees on children’s library accounts, and has run a variety of fine forgiveness programs for teens in the past few years. The Veterans Day Fine Forgiveness week is the most all-encompassing fine forgiveness initiative held by the library system in recent years.

Founded in 1857, the Springfield City Library provides over 800,000 free print, physical, and digital resources for public enrichment.

UNITE Teens is Coming to Springfield!

Are you bored after school? Do you feel unwelcome in Springfield? Have no idea what you want to do with your future?

Calling all teens in the Brightwood neighborhoods!Do you like free food and stuff to do?

Brightwood Branch, 359 Plainfield Street – Springfield MA 01107
Meets every Tuesday and Thursday | 3:00 – 5:00 | Ages 13 – 18

We at Springfield City Libraries asked teens in the community what we could do to address teens feeling bored, aimless, and disconnected from their community. What we came up with is called UNITE Teens!

Starting in November, every Tuesday and Thursday at the Brightwood Library branch, the community room will be closed off from 3:00pm-5:00pm and made into YOUR space–no parents, no younger kids, just teens! Tuesdays will have a fun activity–a craft, a makeable or DIY project, a creative activity, or games–and every Thursday will have speakers from the community who’ll talk to you about paths you can take, how to get there, and projects they want YOUR help on!

Some of these speakers include:

  • Carlos McBride of local radio station WNEPR, who will talk about podcasting
  • Several speakers from ARISE Springfield who’ll tell you about ways you can get active in making your community a better place
  • Make-It Springfield, the local makerspace
  • Local politicians and business leaders who can tell you how to follow in their footsteps
  • College students and professors to share projects they’re working on and tell you how you can make the path to college more attainable
  • Creative professionals to teach you new outlets for self-expression
  • …and more!

And, of course, there will be pizza and snacks every day!

You can just show up, but you should definitely sign up here (it helps us order the right amount of food)!

UNITE Teens…it’s where you can Make Do Be U!

This project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, grant # RE-95-17-0068-17, in the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program.

Holiday Book and Bake Sale – Mason Square

The Mason Square Branch will host a used book sale and bake sale this December.

Mason Square Branch

Prices will be: $5 for a bag full of books, $1 for hardcovers, and $0.50 for paperbacks and kids’ books. Baked goods will be bagged and priced individually. Branch staff will serve hot cocoa for free on December 12th. All proceeds go to the Friends of the Library, an organization which funds library events for all ages.

Wednesday, December 12, from 3-5 PM
Thursday, December 13, from 1-8 PM
Friday, December 14, from 1-5 PM
Saturday, December 15, from 11 AM – 3 PM
Monday, December 17, from 1-5 PM
Tuesday, December 18, from 1-5 PM

Small Talk Springfield Parent Groups

Parents! You have the power to jumpstart your baby’s development!

Sign up for Small Talk and participate in 13 FREE classes filled with learning, support and fun! Light refreshments and childcare are provided, and your child will receive a FREE book after each session.

About the classes: We’re providing a new program where you can learn how to help your baby’s brain grow through talk and play. Everything is free!

Benefits of Participating:

  • You will learn fun new ways to talk, read and play with your baby and receive feedback with an exciting new talk pedometer.
  • You will learn how these skills help your baby’s brain grow.
  • You will receive free baby supplies – and a chance to win gift cards!

Sign up if:

  •  Your child is 0-32 months old.
  • You have access to a cell phone.
  • Your schedule allows you to commit to attending the classes and completing the word counter recordings.

Join us!

We are always adding new sessions. Call to sign up or to ask questions.

Contact information:

Jean Canosa Albano
413-263-6828 x 291

Music on Order

Check out the new music on order for the Springfield City Library. Place your hold now!

If you wish to place a hold on a title, you may do so by placing a request yourself through the online catalog, or by calling your local library branch, or by using our AskaLibrarian service.


Barbra StreisandWALLSPop/Rock11/2/18
Black Eyed Peas, TheMASTERS OF THE SUN VOLUME 1Rap/Hip-Hop11/16/18
Casting CrownsONLY JESUSReligious11/16/18
Celtic WomanANCIENT LANDCeltic10/26/18
Chris CornellÿCHRIS CORNELLPop/Rock11/16/18
Coheed and CambriaUNHEAVENLY CREATURES, THEPop/Rock10/5/18
Ella MaiELLA MAIR&B10/12/18
Imagine DragonsORIGINSPop/Rock11/9/18
Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer OrchestraÿCAPITOL STUDIOS SESSIONS, THEJazz11/9/18
John LegendLEGENDARY CHRISTMAS, AHoliday10/26/18
Justin HurwitzFIRST MAN ORIGINAL SCORESoundtracks10/12/18
Kane BrownEXPERIMENTCountry11/9/18
Lil WayneTHA CARTER VRap/Hip-Hop9/28/18
Mariah CareyCAUTIONR&B11/16/18
Mark KnopflerDOWN THE ROAD WHEREVERPop/Rock11/16/18
Michael Bubl‚LOVEPop/Rock11/16/18
Mumford & SonsDELTAPop/Rock11/16/18
Neneh CherryBROKEN POLITICSPop/Rock10/19/18
PentatonixCHRISTMAS IS HERE!Holiday10/26/18
Pistol AnniesINTERSTATE GOSPELCountry11/2/18
QuavoQUAVO HUNCHORap/Hip-Hop11/2/18
Smashing Pumpkins, TheSHINY AND OH SO BRIGHT VOLUME 1/NO PAST. NO FUTURE. NO SUN.Pop/Rock11/16/18
T.I.ÿDIME TRAPRap/Hip-Hop10/5/18
TobyMacELEMENTS, THEReligious10/12/18
Ty SegallFUDGE SANDWICHPop/Rock10/26/18
Various ArtistsNIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMASSoundtracks12/24/06


Ben Folds Five THE COMPLETE SESSIONS AT WEST 54THPop/Rock7/13/18
Big Red MachineBIG RED MACHINEPop/Rock8/31/18
Bob Seger & The Last Heard HEAVY MUSIC: THE COMPLETE CAMEO RECORDINGS 1966-1967Pop/Rock9/7/18
Calvin Johnson A WONDERFUL BEASTPop/Rock10/12/18
David Crosby HERE IF YOU LISTENPop/Rock10/26/18
David Guetta7Pop/Rock9/28/18
Dead Can Dance DIONYSUSPop/Rock11/2/18
Graham Parker CLOUD SYMBOLSPop/Rock10/12/18
Greta Van Fleet FROM THE FIRESPop/Rock11/10/17
Greta Van Fleet ANTHEM OF THE PEACEFUL ARMYPop/Rock10/19/18
Lady Gaga & Bradley CooperA STAR IS BORNSoundtracks10/5/18
Longbranch/Pennywhistle LONGBRANCH/PENNYWHISTLEPop/Rock9/28/18
Loretta Lynn WOULDN'T IT BE GREATCountry9/28/18
Nile Rodgers & ChicIT'S ABOUT TIMEPop/Rock10/19/18
Richard Thompson 13 RIVERSPop/Rock9/14/18
Tenacious D POST-APOCALYPTOPop/Rock11/2/18
The Prodigy NO TOURISTSPop/Rock11/2/18
Various ArtistsNOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL MERRY CHRISTMAS (2018)Holiday10/5/18
Various ArtistsNOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 68Pop/Rock10/26/18

September 2018

Ace Frehley SPACEMANPop/Rock10/19/18
Cher DANCING QUEENPop/Rock9/28/18
Chris TomlinHOLY ROARChristian10/26/18
Culture Club & Boy George LIFEPop/Rock10/26/18
Cypress Hill ELEPHANTS ON ACIDRap/hip-hop9/28/18
Echo & The BunnymenSTARS, THE OCEANS & THE MOON, THEPop/Rock10/5/18
Elvis Costello & The Imposters LOOK NOWPop/Rock10/12/18
Eric ChurchDESPERATE MANCountry10/5/18
Eric Clapton HAPPY XMASHoliday10/12/18
For King & CountryBURN THE SHIPSReligious10/15/18
Joe Bonamassa REDEMPTIONPop/Rock9/21/18
John Hiatt ECLIPSE SESSIONS, THEPop/Rock10/12/18
Kids See GhostsKIDS SEE GHOSTSRap/Hip-Hop9/28/18
Mudhoney DIGITAL GARBAGEPop/Rock9/28/18
Rod StewartBLOOD RED ROSESPop/Rock9/28/18
Steve Perry TRACESPop/Rock10/5/18
Tom MorelloATLAS UNDERGROUND, THEPop/Rock10/12/18
Travis Scott ASTROWORLDRap/Hip-Hop9/14/18
Twenty One PilotsTRENCHPop/Rock10/5/18
Uriah Heep LIVING THE DREAMPop/Rock9/14/18
Various Artists NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 67Pop/Rock8/3/18

August 2018

Alice in Chains RAINIER FOGPop/Rock8/24/18
Ann Wilson IMMORTALPop/Rock9/14/18
Billy F. Gibbons BIG BAD BLUES, THEPop/Rock9/21/18
Carrie UnderwoodCRY PRETTYCountry9/14/18
Cody Jinks LIFERSCountry7/27/18
Good Charlotte GENERATION RXPop/Rock09/14/18
Josh GrobanBRIDGESPop/Rock09/21/18
Lauren DaigleLOOK UP CHILDChristian09/07/18
Lenny Kravitz RAISE VIBRATIONPop/Rock09/07/18
Mac MillerSWIMMINGRap/Hip-Hop08/03/18
Macy Gray RUBYR&B/Soul09/07/18
Meghan TrainorTREAT MYSELFPop/Rock08/31/18
Paul McCartney EGYPT STATIONPop/Rock09/07/18
Paul Simon IN THE BLUE LIGHTPop/Rock09/07/18
Prince PIANO & A MICROPHONE 1983R&B/Soul09/14/18
Slash LIVING THE DREAMPop/Rock09/21/18
The Plain White T's PARALLEL UNIVERSEPop/Rock08/24/18
Tony Bennett & Diana KrallLOVE IS HERE TO STAYJazz09/14/18
Troye SivanBLOOMPop/Rock08/31/18
Willie Nelson MY WAYCountry09/14/18
YgSTAY DANGEROUSRap/Hip-Hop08/31/18

July 2018

Ariana GrandeSWEETENERPop/Rock08/17/18
Bebe RexhaEXPECTATIONSPop/Rock06/22/18
Beyonce & Jay-ZEVERYTHING IS LOVERap/Hip-Hop07/06/18
Boz ScaggsOUT OF THE BLUESBlues07/27/18
Bullet for My ValentineGRAVITYPop/Rock06/29/18
ChvrchesLOVE IS DEADPop/Rock05/25/18
Cole SwindellALL OF ITCountry08/17/18
Cowboy JunkiesALL THAT RECKONINGPop/Rock07/13/18
Dan + ShayDAN + SHAYCountry06/22/18
Dance Gavin DanceARTIFICIAL SELECTIONPop/Rock06/08/18
DaughtryCAGE TO RATTLEPop/Rock07/27/18
Death Cab for CutieTHANK YOU FOR TODAYPop/Rock08/17/18
Dierks BentleyMOUNTAIN, THECountry06/08/18
Florence + The MachineHIGH AS HOPEPop/Rock06/29/18
GorillazNOW NOW, THEPop/Rock06/29/18
Greta Van FleetFROM THE FIRESPop/Rock11/10/17
J. BalvinVIBRASLatin05/25/18
Jason MrazKNOWPop/Rock08/10/18
Kanye WestYERap/Hip-Hop07/20/18
Kenny ChesneySONGS FOR THE SAINTSCountry07/27/18
Nicki MinajQUEENRap/Hip-Hop08/10/18
The Record CompanyALL OF THIS LIFEPop/Rock06/22/18
Rise AgainstGHOST NOTE SYMPHONIES,THE - VOL IPop/Rock07/27/18

Films, TV Series, Documentaries: DVDs on Order

Check out the new DVDs on order for the Springfield City Library. Place your hold now!

If you wish to place a hold on a title, you may do so by placing a request yourself through the online catalog, or by calling your local library branch, or by using our AskaLibrarian service.


An Interview With GodDrama11/6/18
Children Act, TheDrama11/13/18
Christopher RobinDrama11/6/18
Crazy Rich AsiansComedy11/20/18
Gauguin: Voyage to TahitiForeign11/6/18
Girls Vs GangstersForeign11/6/18
God Bless The Broken RoadDrama12/4/18
Happytime Murders, TheAction12/4/18
Holiday Miracle Movie CollectionHoliday11/13/18
Juliet, NakedDrama11/13/18
Krampus: The Christmas DevilHorror7/12/16
Last American Horror ShowHorror11/27/18
Last Sharknado: It's About Time, TheHorror11/6/18
Little ItalyComedy11/20/18
Little Stranger, TheHorror11/27/18
Loving PabloDrama11/6/18
Meg, TheAction11/13/18
Mission: Impossible - FalloutAction12/4/18
Mother KrampusHorror11/7/17
Mother Krampus 2: Slay RideHorror11/6/18
Neil Simon Comedies: 8 MasterpiecesComedy11/13/18
No Postage NecessaryComedy10/2/18
Operation FinaleDrama12/4/18
Prayer Box, TheFamily11/6/18
Sharknado 5: Global SwarmingHorror8/7/18
Sharknado Triple FeatureHorror5/3/16
Til Death Do Us PartDrama12/4/18
What Will People SayForeign11/6/18
4 Films on 1 DVD: Diva CollectionNonfiction6/8/13
American ChaosNonfiction10/23/18
Beth Hart/Joe Bonamassa: Live in AmsterdamNonfiction3/25/14
Eating You AliveNonfiction12/4/18
Heretic, TheNonfiction12/11/18
Kevin Smith: Silent But DeadlyNonfiction11/20/18
Mr. Capra Goes To WarNonfiction11/6/18
Pope Francis: A Man Of His WordNonfiction12/4/18
WWE: Greatest Royal Rumble 2018Nonfiction11/13/18
WWE: Super Show-Down 2018Nonfiction11/13/18
24 - Season 5TV1/13/17
24 - Season 6TV1/13/17
24 - Season 7TV1/13/17
24: The Complete Eighth SeasonTV1/13/17
Bold Type, The: Season TwoTV12/11/18
Bronx SIU: Season 1TV12/4/18
Cheers - The Complete Ninth SeasonTV8/4/15
Cheers - The Complete Tenth SeasonTV8/4/15
Cheers - The Final SeasonTV8/4/15
Family Guy: Season 16TV12/4/18
Family Matters: The Complete First SeasonTV7/29/14
Family Matters: The Complete Second SeasonTV7/29/14
Family Matters: The Complete Third SeasonTV7/29/14
Father Brown: Season SixTV12/11/18
Frasier - The Complete Seventh SeasonTV8/4/15
Frasier - The Complete Eighth SeasonTV8/4/15
Fresh Off The Boat: Season 1TV1/13/17
Fresh Off The Boat: Season 3TV5/22/18
Fresh Off The Boat: Season 4TV6/12/18
George Lopez: The Complete First and Second SeasonsTV9/16/14
Golden Era of TV, The: 50'sTV10/16/18
Golden Era of TV, The: 60'sTV10/16/18
Instinct: Season OneTV12/11/18
Kojak: The Complete Movie CollectionTV1/24/12
Last Kingdom, The: Season ThreeTV12/11/18
Madam Secretary: Season FourTV9/18/18
Martin: The Complete First SeasonTV10/21/14
Martin: The Complete Second SeasonTV10/21/14
Menace and murder: a Lynda la Plante collectionTV6/12/18
Monk: Season FiveTV10/2/12
Monk: Season SixTV10/2/12
Monk - Season SevenTV10/2/12
Monk: Season EightTV10/2/12
Nathan For You: The Complete SeriesTV12/11/18
Sinner, The: Season TwoTV12/18/18
Star Trek Discovery: Season OneTV11/13/18
Top of The Lake: China GirlTV12/11/18
Westworld: The Complete Second SeasonTV12/4/18
Yellowstone: Season OneTV12/4/18
The Rockford Files: Movie Collection Vol. 1TV11/3/09


Batman Triple Feature: Gotham Knight/Under the Red Hood/Year OneAnimated7/19/2006
Brokeback MountainDrama9/4/2007
Right Stuff, TheDrama2/8/2011
Incredible Hulk, TheAction9/25/2011
Marvel's The AvengersAction9/25/2012
Puppet Master Collection, TheHorror10/16/2012
Overboard (1987)Comedy11/30/2012
Iron ManAction8/12/2013
Flatliners (1990)Drama6/17/2014
Captain America: The Winter SoldierAction9/9/2014
Spider-Man/Spider-Man 2/Spider-Man 3Action9/8/2015
Doctor StrangeAction2/28/2017
Amazing Spider-Man/Amazing Spider-Man 2Action5/1/2017
Longest Yard, TheComedy8/29/2017
Back To The Future 30th Anniversary TrilogyComedy9/5/2017
DCU: Superman Unbound/Superman Vs The Elite/All-Star SupermanAnimated10/3/2017
Justice League: War/Doom/Crisis On 2 EarthsAnimated10/3/2017
Golden ExitsDrama4/24/2018
Flatliners (2017)Drama8/31/2018
Meg-A-Shark CollectionHorror9/18/2018
Puppet Master: The Littlest ReichHorror9/25/2018
Don't Worry He Won't Get Far On FootComedy10/9/2018
Ant-Man and The WaspAction10/16/2018
I Am VengeanceAction10/23/2018
I Think We're Alone NowDrama10/23/2018
Mamma Mia! Here We Go AgainComedy10/23/2018
Scorpion King: Book Of SoulsAction10/23/2018
Sorry To Bother YouComedy10/23/2018
To The Ends Of TimeSciFI10/23/2018
Darkest Minds, TheThriller10/30/2018
Never Goin' BackDrama10/30/2018
Our HouseHorror10/30/2018
Padre, TheDrama10/30/2018
Spy Who Dumped Me, TheComedy10/30/2018
A Crooked SomebodyDrama11/6/2018
Bel CantoDrama11/6/2018
Breaking BrooklynFamily11/6/2018
Cakemaker, TheDrama11/6/2018
Destination WeddingComedy11/6/2018
Slender ManHorror11/6/2018
Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly KingsForeign11/13/2018
Fifth Floor, TheThriller11/13/2018
Final ScoreAction11/13/2018
Marine 6, The: Close QuartersAction11/13/2018
Mile 22Action11/13/2018
Domestics, TheHorror11/20/2018
Ladybug. TheFamily11/20/2018
Skate KitchenDrama11/20/2018
We The AnimalsDrama11/20/2018
Beyond the WallNonfiction7/3/2018
Mission GalapagosNonfiction9/11/2018
American Heart: Country For The SoulNonfiction10/9/2018
Generation WealthNonfiction10/16/2018
Death Of A NationNonfiction10/30/2018
Harriet Tubman: They Called Her MosesNonfiction11/6/2018
Scotty and The Secret History of HollywoodNonfiction11/6/2018
Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story of The Grateful DeadNonfiction11/9/2018
Legend, The: The Bessie Coleman StoryNonfiction11/13/2018
Pioneers: First Women FilmmakersNonfiction11/20/2018
Returned, The: The Complete First SeasonTV2/11/2014
Peaky Blinders: Season OneTV10/20/2015
Exorcist, The: The Complete First SeasonTV7/10/2018
Exorcist, The: The Complete Second SeasonTV7/10/2018
Empire: Season 4TV9/11/2018
Middle, The: The Complete Ninth Season TV9/11/2018
Scorpion: The Final SeasonTV9/11/2018
Lethal Weapon: The Complete Second SeasonTV9/18/2018
You're The Worst: The Complete Fourth SeasonTV9/18/2018
Private Eyes: Season OneTV10/9/2018
When Calls The Heart: Close To My HeartTV10/16/2018
When Calls The Heart: Year FiveTV10/16/2018
The Americans. The complete final seasonTV10/23/2018
Good Fight, The: Season TwoTV11/6/2018
Silent Witness: Season SixTV11/6/2018
Succession: Season 1TV11/6/2018
Crown, The: Season TwoTV11/13/2018
Elementary: The Sixth SeasonTV11/13/2018
Hidden: Series 1TV11/13/2018
Narcos: Season 3TV11/13/2018
Preacher: Season ThreeTV11/13/2018
Longmire: The Complete Sixth and Final SeasonTV11/20/2018
No Offence: Series 2TV11/20/2018
Elizabeth I And Her Enemies: Series 1TV11/27/2018


Born RacerAction10/2/18
Death Race: Beyond AnarchyAction10/2/18
Hotel ArtemisAction10/9/18
Patient ZeroAction10/23/18
A Prayer Before DawnAction10/9/18
Sicario: Day of The SoldadoAction10/2/18
Uncle DrewComedy9/25/18
Burns And Allen CollectionComedy10/9/18
Eigth GradeComedy10/9/18
Police Squad TV & Movie CollectionComedy10/2/18
Saturday Night Laughs 5-Movie CollectionComedy10/2/18
Saving FaithComedy9/18/18
Screwball Comedy Classics: My Man Godfrey & Nothing SacredComedy9/25/18
Screwball Comedy Classics: Vol. 2: His Girl Friday & Front PageComedy9/25/18
Hearts Beat LoudDrama9/11/18
The Looming TowerDrama9/18/18
Hot Summer NightsDrama9/25/18
The SeagullDrama9/25/18
Fahrenheit 451 (2018)Drama9/18/18
Billionaire Boys ClubDrama9/18/18
The Catcher Was a SpyDrama10/2/18
Leave No TraceDrama10/2/18
An Elephant's JourneyFamily10/23/18
Blade Of The Immortal/13 AssassinsForeign10/2/18
A Bramble House ChristmasHoliday10/2/18
Christmas Next DoorHoliday10/2/18
The Christmas TrainHoliday10/30/18
Engaging Father ChristmasHoliday10/2/18
Home/Home For The HolidaysHoliday10/2/18
Karen Kingsbury's Maggie's Christmas MiracleHoliday10/2/18
A Nashville ChristmasHoliday10/23/18
Original Christmas Specials Collection, TheHoliday10/16/18
Wrapped Up In Christmas/Snowed In ChristmasHoliday10/23/18
Down A Dark HallHorror10/16/18
The First PurgeHorror10/2/18
He's Out ThereHorror10/16/18
Night Strangler, TheHorror10/2/18
Snake Outta ComptonHorror10/23/18
Tales From The Hood 2Horror10/2/18
Unfriended: Dark WebHorror10/16/18
The UnnamableHorror10/9/18
Crunch - CardioSculptNonfiction9/4/18
Crunch: The Perfect Yoga WorkoutNonfiction9/4/18
Crunch - Boot Camp TrainingNonfiction9/4/18
Crunch - Super-Charged Kickbox PartyNonfiction9/4/18
Holy HellNonfiction7/16/18
Bill Murray Stories, The: Life Lessons Learned from a Mythical ManNonfiction10/30/18
Billy Graham: An Extraordinary JourneyNonfiction10/23/18
A Dangerous Idea: Eugenics, Genetics and the American DreamNonfiction10/2/18
Earth: Population OverloadNonfiction10/9/18
Elvis Presley: The SearcherNonfiction10/16/18
Fantasy Makers, The: Tolkien, Lewis, and MacDonaldNonfiction10/9/18
Harry Potter: A History of MagicNonfiction10/30/18
King, TheNonfiction10/2/18
Looking for LennonNonfiction10/9/18
Three Identical StrangersNonfiction10/2/18
Westwood: Punk, Icon, ActivistNonfiction9/11/18
WWE: Hell in a Cell 2018Nonfiction10/16/18
WWE: SummerSlam 2018Nonfiction9/18/18
The RowThriller9/25/18
Superstore: Season 2TV7/4/17
DC's Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Third SeasonTV9/25/18
Supergirl: The Complete Third SeasonTV9/18/18
Midsomer Murders: Series 20TV9/25/18
C.B. Strike: The SeriesTV9/25/18
100, The: The Complete Fifth SeasonTV10/9/18
Originals, The: Season FiveTV10/2/18
American Horror Story: CultTV9/18/18
The Gifted: Season 1TV9/25/18
MacGyver: Season 2 (2017)TV9/18/18
Star: The Complete First SeasonTV8/28/18
Murdoch Mysteries: Home For The HolidaysTV9/18/18
Shetland: Season FourTV10/2/18
911: Season 1TV9/25/18
Affair, The: Season FourTV10/16/18
Barry: Season 1TV10/2/18
Billions: Season ThreeTV9/25/18
Born to Kill: Season OneTV10/9/18
Doctor Who: Christopher Eccleston & David Tennant CollectionTV10/2/18
Doctor Who: The Matt Smith CollectionTV10/2/18
Doctor Who: The Peter Capaldi CollectionTV10/2/18
Dynasty: Season One (2017)TV9/25/18
East West 101: Series 3TV9/25/18
Good Witch: Season 4TV10/2/18
Killing Eve: Season oneTV10/9/18
Modus: Season 2TV9/18/18
Murdoch Mysteries: Christmas CasesTV10/30/18
Resident, The: Season 1TV10/2/18
Sando: Series 1TV9/25/18
Television's Lost Classics: Vol. 2: Rare PilotsTV10/9/18
Television's Lost Classics: Vol. OneTV9/11/18
Vikings: Season 5 Vol. 1TV10/2/18
A.P. Bio: Season OneTV8/14/18
Deception: The Complete SeriesTV9/25/18
Mom: The Complete Fifth SeasonTV9/4/18
Superstore: Season 3TV9/4/18
The X-Files: The Complete Eleventh SeasonTV9/18/18


2 Die ForHorrorAugust 14, 2018
2036 Origin UnknownSciFIAugust 7, 2018
A Kid Like JakeFamilyAugust 28, 2018
AdriftActionSeptember 4, 2018
American AnimalsDramaAugust 28, 2018
BeastDramaSeptember 4, 2018
Black WaterActionAugust 21, 2018
Bleeding SteelActionAugust 21, 2018
Book ClubComedyAugust 28, 2018
Bunker: Project 12ActionAugust 7, 2018
Bye Bye GermanyForeignAugust 7, 2018
Corbin NashActionMay 21, 2018
Damascus CoverActionSeptember 4, 2018
DamselWesternSeptember 18, 2018
DistortedActionSeptember 11, 2018
Fogg: Diary of a SociopathThrillerAugust 21, 2018
Found Footage 3DHorrorSeptember 4, 2018
FuriousForeign June 19, 2018
Godard Mon AmourComedySeptember 4, 2018
GoldstoneThrillerSeptember 11, 2018
GottiDramaSeptember 25, 2018
Guardians, TheForeignSeptember 11, 2018
Her Side Of The BedDramaAugust 28, 2018
HereditaryHorrorSeptember 4, 2018
Hostage XThrillerAugust 7, 2018
Jurassic World: Fallen KingdomActionSeptember 18, 2018
Lake Placid: LegacyHorrorSeptember 4, 2018
Mary ShelleyDramaAugust 28, 2018
Measure of a ManDramaAugust 7, 2018
Moonlight in VermontRomanceAugust 7, 2018
Ninth Passenger, TheHorrorAugust 21, 2018
Ocean's 8 ActionSeptember 11, 2018
Ouija HouseHorrorSeptember 4, 2018
PaternoDramaAugust 28, 2018
Queen Of The Stardust BallroomDramaAugust 7, 2018
Site Unseen: An Emma Fielding MysteryMysteryAugust 21, 2018
Slammed!ActionSeptember 4, 2018
Sollers PointDramaSeptember 25, 2018
Solo: A Star Wars StorySciFISeptember 25, 2018
SuperFlyActionSeptember 11, 2018
TagComedyAugust 28, 2018
UFOActionSeptember 4, 2018
UpgradeHorrorAugust 28, 2018
Woman Walks AheadDramaAugust 28, 2018
To Auschwitz and Back: The Joe Engel StoryNonFictionAugust 14, 2018
We're Still Here: Johnny Cash Bitter TearsNonFictionAugust 21, 2018
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and BamiNonFictionAugust 14, 2018
Lindy Lou: Juror Number 2NonFictionSeptember 11, 2018
Revolution: New Art for a New WorldNonFictionSeptember 11, 2018
Royal Wedding of Harry & Meghan and William & CatherineNonFictionJune 12, 2018


A Quiet PlaceHorror7/10/18
Are We Not CatsHorror1/29/18
Avengers: Infinity WarAction8/14/18
Bad SamaritanHorror8/14/18
The Ballad Of Gregorio CortezWestern8/14/18
Beauty and the DogsForeign6/4/18
Before We VanishDrama5/1/18
Behind the Curtain>Horror12/19/17
Big Fish & BegoniaForeign8/7/18
Breaking InThriller8/7/18
The Con is OnComedy7/24/18
Dark CrimesDrama7/31/18
Dead ShackHorror8/7/18
Deadpool 2Action8/21/18
Death of StalinComedy6/19/18
The Death of SupermanAnimated8/7/18
Destined to RideDrama8/14/18
Different FlowersComedy7/19/18
Divine OrderForeign3/20/18
Escape Plan 2: HadesAction6/29/18
Final PortraitComedy7/31/18
Finding Your FeetComedy7/3/18
First ReformedDrama8/21/18
Future WorldSciFi7/10/18
Garlic and GunpowderComedy6/26/18
Girls LostForeign12/13/16
God's Not Dead: A Light In DarknessDrama8/21/18
Higher PowerAction8/14/18
How to Talk to Girls at PartiesComedy8/14/18
In BetweenForeign5/1/18
Jurassic WorldAction9/5/17
The Keeping HoursHorror8/7/18
The League of SuperheroesAction7/24/18
Life of The PartyComedy8/7/18
Like MeDrama4/3/18
Lou Andreas-Salome: The Audacity To Be FreeDrama7/31/18
The Miracle SeasonDrama7/31/18
On Chesil BeachDrama8/7/18
The Only Living Boy In New YorkDrama8/14/18
The Other Side Of HopeForeign5/15/18
Princess CydDrama12/5/17
Ready Player OneAction7/24/18
The RiderDrama8/7/18
Shock and AweDrama8/14/18
Show DogsComedy8/21/18
Tiger By The TailThriller7/24/18
White SunForeign3/6/18
The Yellow BirdsDrama8/14/18

Women@Work: a City-Wide Collaborative

Women@Work: Influence and Impact is a city of Springfield-wide collaborative of programs, exhibitions, and gatherings celebrating the power of women.

Women@Work highlights women’s achievements in visual and performing arts, science and literature,
and community-building and social outreach.

At the hub of this collaborative is a major exhibition at the Springfield Museums
exploring artist Isabel Bishop’s work, which depicts ordinary women in an extraordinary
way. Isabel Bishop’s Working Women: Defying Convention explores how Bishop
not only defined herself as a unique, independent, and unconventional artist, but also
how she changed how artists perceive and portray women.

Bishop’s work and her subject matter prompted Museum Director Kay Simpson and her
team to think about broadening the examination of women and their work and to involve
community partners from the arts and culture, area colleges, the media, social services
and businesses led by women.

Simpson convened a group of stakeholders and the idea blossomed into a year-long
calendar of exhibits and events highlighting the work women have done and do today.
Please join us to celebrate the influence and impact of Women@Work.

Click here to view the Women@Work events calendar.

Special thanks to TSM Design for the Women@Work logo.

Book List – 2018 Teens’ Top Ten

The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year!

Turtles All the Way Down John Green
One of Us is LyingKaren M. McManus
WarcrossMarie Lu
Wonder Woman: Warbringer Leigh Bardugo
CaravalStephanie Garber
Long Way Down Jason Reynolds
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican DaughterErika L. Sánchez
Paper HeartsAli Novak
Strange the Dreamer Laini Taylor
Once and For AllSarah Dessen

2018 Teens’ Top Ten list announced!

Nominators are members of teen book groups in fifteen school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are posted on the Thursday of National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles each year. Readers ages twelve to eighteen voted online between August 15 and Teen Read Week™ (October 7-13, 2018) on the Teens’ Top Ten site.

The Teens’ Top Ten is a project of ALA’s Young Adult Library Services Association. For more great reads visit their Teen Book Finder Database.

Download a pdf file of the Teens’ Top Ten list.

Museum Passes

Check out our museum passes! Free or reduced admission to area Museums and Parks.

Zoo in Forest Park
293 Sumner Avenue, Springfield, MA

Passes available at all library locations – Check for availability in the catalog

Admits: 5 people, any age.  Pass must be presented with a valid photo ID at the entrance; children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult. May not be combined with any coupons or other offers, or used during paid special events. Pass privileges include a 10% discount at the gift shop.

Note: The pass does not cover the parking fee to enter Forest Park.

Massachusetts Annual Parks Pass
Please check the list of parks available with the pass in the catalog description.

Passes available at the Central Library – Check for availability in the catalog

The pass entitles the bearer to free parking for one vehicle (excluding buses and 15-passenger vans) at over 50 day-use facilites in the State Parks system that charge a parking fee.

Mystic Aquarium and Ocean Exploration Center
55 Coogan Boulevard, Mystic, CT
(860) 572-5955

Passes available at the Central Library, East Forest Park Branch, Forest Park, Indian Orchard Branch, Sixteen Acres Branch – Check for availability in the catalog

Pass valid for $5.00 off per person for up to four people. Good on general admission only. This offer cannot be copied or combined with any other offer. Pass cannot be used for special events and programs. Pass must be presented at time of admission. Pass may only be used once per day.
Open daily except for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Hours vary, please see the Aquarium’s website for hours.

USS Constitution Museum
Building 22, Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston. MA
(617) 426-1812

Passes available at all library locations – Check for availability in the catalog

Admits: Free admission. Limited to parties of 9 or fewer – 1 pass per party.
“The USS Constitution Museum, located in the Charlestown Navy Yard, serves as the memory and educational voice of USS Constitution by collecting, preserving, and interpreting the stories of ‘Old Ironsides’ and the people associated with her. The museum offers a variety of engaging activities, exhibits, and programs, including our interactive exhibit, All Hands on Deck: A Sailor’s Life in 1812, where visitors can furl a sail, sleep in a hammock, and scrub the deck as they join Constitution’s crew in 1812!”
“This year [2015] is particularly exciting as restoration work is planned for USS Constitution. The ship is scheduled to enter dry dock in May right outside the museum’s front door. Visitors will have a rare opportunity to see the ship from a completely new perspective. We’re celebrating with a new exhibit about the ship’s construction – Forest to Frigate – opening this summer.”

Wistariahurst Museum
238 Cabot Street, Holyoke, MA
(413) 322-5660

Passes available at the Central Library, East Forest Park Branch, Indian Orchard Branch, Sixteen Acres Branch – Check for availability in the catalog

Wistariahurst Museum offers docent-led tours of the house during regular operating hours with open hours every Saturday, Sunday and Monday between 12 and 4 p.m. Gardens and grounds open daily until dusk.

Hours vary according to season. Contact museum for hours.

Pass admits two adults. Valid for admission to one house tour OR one lecture, workshop, or concert (Reservations required for lecture, workshop, or concert admissions). Library Pass not valid for admission to fundraising events and select partner events, including the Nutcracker.


FYISpringfield Residents always have free general admission to the Springfield Museums. Five world-class museums, including the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum and the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden are located right downtown next to the Central Library.

Come Explore!

Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street, Springfield, MA
(413) 263 – 6800

Free general admission for Springfield Residents during regular museum hours with valid ID. Visitors ages 3-17 accompanied by a non-Springfield resident adult must present a Springfield school ID.

Central Library Plaza Construction Update

New artist renderings of the plaza are available for public viewing.

March 2018 –

The Central Library is currently undergoing renovation, repairs, and construction. Part of the project includes tearing down the old, unsafe entrance ramp at the northwest library entrance (facing the Springfield Museums). The old ramp will be replaced by a new accessible ramp, stairs, and plaza connecting to the Smith Museum. Construction is expected to be completed in August 2018.

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