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One of the ways that oppression happens in our world is by people making other people feel bad about their bodies. It's time to reclaim our bodies and to accept them the way they are. Want to know more about body acceptance? Check out these books, available through curbside pickup. #SCLRecs #BodyAcceptance ...

On May 4, 1961, an interracial group of civil rights activists calling themselves the Freedom Riders sought to challenge resistance to desegregated interstate travel. In Alabama and Mississippi the KKK firebombed the bus and beat the Riders, assisted by local police who then jailed them. More than 60 additional Freedom Rides occurred between May-December 1961. The Springfield City Library honors the spirit, bravery, and legacy of the Freedom Riders by encouraging you to learn more about them. #SCLRecs #FreedomRides #FreedomRiders ...

May 1 is International Workers' Day, also known as Labor Day in most countries. This day is a celebration of laborers and the working classes, and it promotes the international labor movement. Learn more about worker solidarity, labor, and unions from the library! Pick up a book curbside, link in bio. #LaborDay #MayDay #InternationalLaborDay #InternationalWorkersDay #SCLRecs ...

Some great television shows do well in reviews but not in ratings. Check out these "gone too soon but never forgotten" favorites at your library! #SCLRecs ...

In 2015, entrepreneur and technology consultant Sha Battle decided to establish April as International Black Women's History Month. Her purpose was to highlight and lift up the achievements of Black women, whose contributions to the world are often minimized or overlooked. Find out more about the accomplishments and struggles of Black women by reading these books, available through curbside pickup. #SCLRecs #BlackWomensHistoryMonth #BlackWomensHistory ...

April is Poetry Month! Pick up some new poetry titles curbside at the library! #PoetryMonth #SCLRecs ...

Do you ever feel scared about what's happening to our planet, but don't know what to do? On this Earth Day, take hope--and take a look at these books, available through curbside pickup. The authors tell the truth, which can be frightening, but they also suggest ways that we can take action to save our Earth. #SCLRecs #EarthDay #EarthDay2021 ...

April 20th is known among weed enthusiasts as 420 Day - a day to gather with friends to put a good buzz on! There are a few theories why "420" is slang for marijuana use, the most common being that it started in the 1970s when a group of high school students met after school at 4:20 daily to light up. It evolved into an act of civil disobedience, where masses of people gather to raise awareness about marijuana legalization. In states where recreational pot is legal, such as Massachusetts, 420 is now a day of celebration. #SCLRecs ...

Sexual assault is one of the least talked about and most misunderstood crimes. It can happen to people of any age, gender, race, ethnicity, ability, religion, and sexual orientation. To learn more about the courage and pain of survivors and about the efforts by offenders to cover up their crimes, read these books, available through curbside pickup. #SCLRecs ...

Check the link in our bio for a list of books of poetry by local authors! #AprilisPoetryMonth #PoetryMonth #SCLRecs #SpringfieldMA #SpringfieldMass ...

April 12 is the UN's International Day of Human Space Flight, “to celebrate each year... the beginning of the space era for mankind, reaffirming the important contribution of space science and technology in achieving sustainable development goals and increasing the well-being of States and peoples, as well as ensuring the realization of their aspiration to maintain outer space for peaceful purposes.” Pick up a book about astronauts or space flight curbside! #SCLRecs #DayOfHumanSpaceFlight #InternationalDayOfHumanSpaceFlight ...

It's #MoneySmartWeek and we have book recommendations! Check out the extended book list - link in bio, easy click to reserve! - and the post earlier today with all the FREE webinars this week on money management! #SCLRecs ...

Celebrate International Kids Yoga Day with kids around the world by trying out poses that can be found in these easy to follow and fun books! Call a reference librarian at a branch near you to request a book and schedule a curbside pick up appointment. #SCLRecs #InternationalKidsYogaDay #IntlKidsYogaDay #KidsYogaDay ...

April 7 is Beaver Day! Beavers are more than fascinating watchable wildlife–they can help us solve major environmental problems. By building dams, beavers restore the land’s most valuable ecosystem, wetlands. Not only are wetlands havens of life with biodiversity comparable to tropical rain forests, they also provide essential services, such as water cleansing, climate regulation, and moderating the flow of streams. Grab a book or documentary curbside!⠀
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Goooooooaaaaal! Did you know the US's very own soccer league, Major League Soccer (MLS), was founded 25 years ago? Score these great reads on players and their path to victory, and learn the often bumpy history of soccer in the United States. Go for the gold! See link in bio or call for curbside pickup. #MLSSoccer #MLS25 #Soccer #SCLRecs ...

From books about the teen juvenile system, to being an undocumented immigrant in 2023 when everyone is microchipped, to a dad on Death Row. Follow these teens as they overcome overwhelming adversity to discover who they really are. These books are both uplifting and devastating, but leave the reader feeling that there is hope in the darkness. #SCLRecs #Resilience ...

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, hate crimes against Asian Americans have been rising sharply. Recently, a Filipino woman was brutally attacked in New York City, and a gunman in Atlanta shot and killed 8 people, 6 of whom were Asian American women. These crimes were not the first instances of hate directed against Asian Americans. Learn more about the history and current realities of anti-Asian racism by reading these books, available through curbside pickup. #SCLRecs #StopAsianHate #StopAsianHateCrimes ...

In 2014, President Barack Obama declared March 31st, the birthday of Chicano labor leader Cesar Chavez, as Cesar Chavez Day. Along with labor organizer Dolores Huerta, Cesar Chavez founded the National Farm Workers Association (later the United Farm Workers union) and joined Filipino and Chicano farm workers in a five-year strike against California's grape growing companies. To strengthen the strike, Chavez organized a successful national boycott of non-union grapes, helping to win better wages and working conditions for the notoriously exploited workers. To learn more about the dedication and sacrifices of Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta, check out these books and documentary movies, available through curbside pickup. ⠀
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In addition to his bestselling novels, James Patterson is also the author of fascinating true crime stories! You'll be riveted by these scandalous tales of passion, greed and revenge. #SCLRecs #JamesPatterson ...

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. Pi Day is an annual opportunity for math enthusiasts to recite the infinite digits of Pi, talk to their friends about math, and to eat pie! Learn more at http://piday.org. #SCLRecs #PiDay #PieDay ...

Art education sparks conversations, encourages empathy, and inspires creativity. So many captivating books are waiting for you and your child at your neighborhood library! #SCLRecs ...

Love #WandaVision? Want more? Check out these titles curbside or online from Springfield City Library! #SCLRecs #SpringfieldMA #SpringfieldMass #Wanda #Vision #Marvel #DisneyPlus ...

March 8th is International Women's Day, which is dedicated to honoring the accomplishments of women and to supporting the equality of women worldwide. The theme for this year's International Women's Day is Choose to Challenge, with a special emphasis on celebrating women's achievements, raising awareness of bias against women, and taking action for gender equality. Learn more about what women can accomplish and what women authors have imagined in these books, available through curbside pickup. #ChooseToChange #WomensDay #IntlWomensDay #InternationalWomensDay #SCLRecs ...

Hustle and Grind - We put together a list of books about entrepreneurship and success. See link in bio for a list you can click to put any format available on hold with your library card! #SCLRecs #Hustle #GetMotivated ...

Read all the newest titles by your favorite authors and waiting for new releases? Why not read, or re-read, the books that started them in bestselling success! Don't see your best loved writers featured here? Librarians are standing by at your local branch to locate older novels for you. #SCLRecs ...

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Eligible Springfield Residents Who Need Help Scheduling COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment can Contact Springfield City Library and Department of Elder Affairs

Effective immediately, during open hours, Library and Elder Affairs staff will be available by phone to assist those eligible Springfield residents who do not have access to technology to book their vaccine appointments. 

Springfield librarians, elder affairs workers will help residents register online for COVID vaccines (MassLive)

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Seniors: Need help signing up for COVID vaccine in Springfield? (WWLP)

The Springfield City Library is helping Springfield seniors make vaccine appointments.

National Day of Racial Healing 2021

The Springfield City Library joins many organizations across the country in observing the 2021 National Day of Racial Healing on Tuesday, Jan. 19.