Book Groups | Craft Groups

Traditional Book Discussion Groups

Everyone reads and discusses the same book. New members are always welcome; please drop in!

Noon Hour Book Discussion Group

The Noon Hour Book Discussion Group meets in the Central Library’s Community Room on the second Tuesday of each month at, unsurprisingly, noon. Ask for a copy of the current book at the second level circulation desk. For more information, contact Chris Kasputis at 413-263-6828 ext 442 or by email at
The 2016 Reading List.

East Forest Park Evening Book Group

The East Forest Park Evening Book Group meets on the last Wednesday of each month from 5:30 — 7pm at the East Forest Park Branch.
The 2016 Reading List.
For more information, contact Linda at 413-263-6836 or by email at

Other Book Groups

Groups with non-traditional formats. New members always welcome.

Wednesday Book Group

The Wednesday Book Group meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 10am until noon in the Central Library. Staff preview hot upcoming titles, and members share thoughts on recent reads. It’s a great way to learn about a wide variety of authors and genres. Due to holiday scheduling, the November and December meetings are: November 13, December 4, and December 18. For more information, contact Ann Keefe at 413-263-6828 ext 294 or by email at

East Springfield Book Group

The East Springfield Book Group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at noon at the East Springfield Branch. In this informal roundtable, members talk about what they’re reading and share recommendations in any genre. Join us and widen your book-reading horizons! For more information, contact the branch at 413-263-6840.

Orchard Reads

Orchard Reads is a new book discussion group meeting on the third Thursday of each month at the Indian Orchard Branch. Group members read on their own in any genre they like, and come to the discussion to share a summary of what the book is about, and their reactions to it. Join us and widen your book-reading horizons! For more information, contact Peggy at 413-263-6846.

Craft Groups

Grab some needles and yarn, then come join us! Newcomers always welcome.

Knit-Lits Group

Meets each Friday from 10-11:30am at the East Springfield Branch. New members are welcome and the current members are willing to teach knitting and crochet. This group works on individual and shared projects, and shares feedback on crafts-related books. For more information, call Tricia at 413-263-6840.


Knit-Alongs meets every Friday from 1-2:30pm at the East Forest Park Branch. Beginning and advanced knitters and crocheters are invited to share ideas and learn a new skill. Bring a knitting or crochet project you are currently working on. Complete beginner or clueless? Bring a ball of worsted weight yarn and a #4.5 or #5 crochet hook, or a pair of size 8 or 10 knitting needles and we will show you the basics. Projects for donating to area organizations will also be created. Advance registration is not necessary; call the Branch at 413-263-6836 for more information.

Knit One, Read Too

Meets every Wednesday from 1:00-2:30 p.m. at the Sixteen Acres Branch Library. Knit One, Read Too is a drop-in craft for those who knit or crochet. Experienced needleworkers are welcomed to share their knowledge with beginners in hopes that everyone will find inspiration in seeing new needlework projects. Bring your needles or hooks and enjoy the company of your fellow yarn lovers. New members are always welcome. Please call Emma at 413-263-6858 if you have knitting supplies to donate. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.