Brightwood Gallery: Quilts from Home – Jan 2-31

Back by popular demand is Quilts from Home, a display of handmade, decorative quilts. | All Ages

Brightwood Branch
January 2 – January 31 | During Open Hours | All Ages

Featured works include a variety of styles and techniques made by local quilters including Loretta Forsyth, Mary Ellen Keiter, Sharon Kida, Amy Sackman, Clara Lee Sharrard, Ursula Smith, and Joanne Tryba. The display is available for viewing during regular library hours and is sure to please with its beauty, creativity, and demonstrated skill.

Teens – Tasty Tuesday

Experience new flavors. Learn how to make a tasty snack. | Teens

Tasty Tuesday features a healthy and easy recipe for the teens to learn how to make. Teens will make a delicious after school snack as well as learning useful life skills and meal planning. Teens should come hungry and be ready to get their hands messy!

Brightwood Branch
Third Tuesday of the month, from 3:30-5:00 PM | Ages 11-18

Forest Park Branch
Third Tuesday of the month, from 3:15 – 4:15 PM | Ages 12-19


Wednesdays at Brightwood – Bilingual Storytime

Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. | niños

Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
Community Room

Every Wednesday | 1:30-2:30 PM | Ages 1-6 years, siblings welcome.
Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. No registration required. Space is limited to 12.

Home City Families

Hora de cuentos bilingües en la Biblioteca Brightwood
Salón Comunitario

Todos los miércoles | 1:30 a 2:30 PM | Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, y los hermanos son bienvenidos. 
Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. No requiere inscripción previa. Plazas limitadas a 12 niños con un adulto.

Valentines For Vets: Jan 22 – Feb 9

Enjoy a special family activity while honoring local veterans. | Families

All Library Locations
January 22 – February 9 | During open hours | Families

Youth and their families are welcome to drop in at any location to make a Valentine card for residents of the Holyoke Soldiers Home. The library provides all the materials and will hand deliver your homemade creation in time for the holiday.

Tabletop Tennis and Air Hockey at Brightwood

Tabletop tennis, anyone? How about air hockey? | Teens

Brightwood Branch
Second Wednesday of the month, from 3:30 – 4:30 PM | Ages 11-18

Teens are invited to join us for an afternoon of fun playing tabletop tennis/ping pong and air hockey. Play for bragging rights or just for fun; plus it’s a great exercise workout!  Can you meet the challenge?

Get a Job with Skillsmart

Springfield WORKS Jobs Portal will connect you to the right resources to help you achieve your career goals. | Adults

Come learn how to use SkillSmart: an easy online resource to help you identify your strengths and efficiently apply for positions at some of Greater Springfield’s largest organizations.

Members of the AISS team from the Sheriff’s Department will also be on hand to offer job search tips and advice.

Forest Park Branch, Programming Den
Thursday, February 7 | 1-2:00 PM | Adults | 413-263-6843

Mason Square Branch,  Community Room
Thursday, March 21 | 1-2 PM| Adults |  413-263-6853

Brightwood Branch, Community Room
Friday, April 26 |  1-2 PM | Adults | 413-263-6805

This program is for adults. Registration is encouraged, but not required.