Music & Entertainment | Poetry & Writing Workshops | Arts & Crafts

Music & Entertainment

Rotunda Rhythms


La Dawn Owens
Sunday, December 14, 1 pm
Central Library Rotunda

Springfield’s own La Dawn Owens, singing diva of rhythm & blues, will entertain with an exciting selection of song favorites. Good for the entire family, La Dawn brings energy, enthusiam, and power to all of her cover songs adding electricity and style to every stage.

Poetry & Writing Workshops


Vitamin P for Poetry: Workshops and Readings

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Saturday, December 13 (12:30-2:30 p.m.) Indian Orchard Branch Library
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Join your friends and neighbors as they share their inspired poetry in this public reading. Local poets will share their work in this family-friendly, bilingual event (Spanish & English). Copies of the poets’ books and audio materials will be available for sale at the reading. Preregistration is required for all poets who would like to read. The emcee, award winning poet Maria Luisa Arroyo, will accept as many entries as can be accommodated in this two hour reading. Please preregister by calling 413-263-6846, or sign up online.

María Luisa Arroyo

Award-winning multilingual poet and educator, María Luisa Arroyo has facilitated numerous poetry workshops, including at the 2012 Split This Rock Poetry Festival in Washington, DC, and has performed in various parts of the country and in Puerto Rico. Her publications include Gathering Words: Recogiendo Palabras (Bilingual Press: 2008), Touching and Naming the Roots of This Tree (self-published chapbook, 2007) as well as many poems in various journals. Contact here at: or

Arts & Crafts

The Springfield City Library offers occasional arts and crafts workshops throughout the year, including needlework coaching, pastel painting workshops, upcycling projects, and more.

Craft Groups

Are you interested in needlework? Visit any one of our knitting or crochet groups to hone your skills, make new friends, or swap great needlework ideas with other needlework fans. People new to needlework or experienced crafters are both welcomed!