Art Central: Claudia Wood Rahm

See the exhibit of art by Claudia Wood Rahm. | All Ages.

Central Library
March 2 – April 30 | During Open Hours | All Ages

After many years devoted to her family and career, Connecticut artist Claudia Wood Rahm resumed painting in 2010. From bold abstracts to whimsical scenes bursting with detail and story, Claudia’s art emerges from the page with childlike imagination. Her love for the ocean, the countryside, and the Bible often leads her to paint in layers of meaning. Her mixed media works and contemporary primitives joyously celebrate her love of color, design, and nature, as well as her faith. All ages.

Drawing Club for Teens

Practice your figure drawing, explore a new technique, or work on a personal project. | Teens

Central Library, Teen Central (Rice Hall)
1st and 3rd Tuesdays | 3:00 – 4:00 PM | Ages 13-18

Starts February 5th!

Do you love to draw? So do we! Join us in Teen Central and practice your figure drawing, explore a new technique, or work on a personal project. Bring your own tools, or use some of ours! Drawing Club meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. For ages 13-18.

Scavenger Hunt!

The library has a different scavenger hunt every month! | Children

All Library Locations
During Open Hours | Children
January 6-18
February 11-22
March 10-21
April 14-25
May 14-23
June 9-20

Love scavenger hunts? The library has a different scavenger hunt every month! Pick up a clue sheet at the desk. When you find all the clues, you can pick a prize from our treasure box! During open hours.

Teen Nights at Central Library

Join us in Teen Central every Wednesday night for games, crafts, and more! | Teens

Central Library, Teen Central (Rice Hall)
Wednesdays| 5:30 – 7:30 PM| Ages 13-18

Join us in Teen Central every Wednesday night for games, crafts, and more! Bring a friend and play a board game, create something new using supplies from our Art Cart, or grab a book to read.

No registration required. For teens ages 13-18.

Crafts, Snacks, and Podcasts

Learn about and listen to podcasts while you craft! | Children

Central Library, Children’s Activity Room 
Thursdays | 4:00 – 4:45 PM | Children

Come join us in the Children’s Activity Room at the Central Library as we explore what podcasts are and listen to a variety of different topics from fictional stories to the workings of science. There will be crafts to make and snacks to eat as we listen.

Job Training Information Table

Find out about free job training offered in the Springfield/Holyoke area | Teens 16+ and Adults

Central Library 
3rd Thursday of every month | 2:00 – 4:00 PM
– May 21
– June 18

Adults and Teens 16+

Want to improve your job skills or change careers? Stop by the Job Training Information Table from 2-4 pm to find out about free job training offered in the Springfield/Holyoke area. The information table will be staffed by workforce development specialists from Holyoke Community College.

Knot Just Knitters

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

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.

NEW – STARTS JANUARY 6th!
Indian Orchard
Every Monday, from 1-3 PM
For more information, call Tricia at 413-263-6840

Sixteen Acres
Every Wednesday, from 1-3 PM
For more information, call the Branch at 413-263-6858

Central LibraryCommunity Room
Every Thursday, from 12-2 PM
For more information, call Matthew at 413-263-6828, x221

East Springfield
Every Friday, from 10 AM – 12 PM
For more information, call Tricia at 413-263-6840

Mason Square
Every Friday, from 1-2:30 PM
For more information, call the Branch at 413-263-6853

East Forest Park
Every Friday, from 1-2:30 PM
For more information, call the Branch at 413-263-6836

Forest Park
Every Saturday, from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
For more information, call the Branch at 413-263-6843