ChocoFacts – February 20

Join us for an hour of fact-licious fun as we play a gameshow all about chocolate. | Children

Central Library
Thursday February 20 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM | Ages 6-12

How are candy bars made? Where does chocolate come from? Why does it taste so good? To lean this and more, join us for an hour of fact-licious fun as we play a gameshow all about chocolate, ChocoFacts! For ages 6-12.

Hot Chocolate Taste Test – February 18

Try several different hot chocolate mixes, milk options, and marshmallow toppings. | Children, Teens, and Families

Central Library
Tuesday February 18 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM | Children, Teens, and Families

What is the best hot chocolate you’ve ever tasted? Join us as we try several different mixes, milk options, and marshmallow toppings to find the best. YOU get to be the judge! This program is for children, teens, and families.

Anti-Valentine’s Day – February 13

Boycott Valentine’s Day with Anti-Valentine’s Day cards, songs, and snacks. | Teens

Central Library, Community Room
Thursday February 13  | 3:30 – 4:30 PM | Teens

Let’s boycott Valentine’s Day! Join us in the Central Library Community Room as we make Anti-Valentine’s Day cards, sing Anti-Valentine’s Day songs, eat Anti-Valentine’s Day snacks, and more! For ages 11-18.

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.

Valentines For Vets

Drop in at any location to make a Valentine card for residents of the Holyoke Soldiers Home. | All Ages

All Library Locations
January 27 – February 8 | During Open Hours | All Ages

Enjoy a special family activity while honoring local veterans. 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.

Documentary Series on Climate Change

Three-part video screening series presented by Springfield’s Earth Optimism Coalition focusing on climate change. | Teens and Adults

Central Library, Community Room
For Adults and Teens

Monday, February 10 | 6:00-8:00 PM

An Inconvenient Truth – This powerful documentary is a wake-up call that cuts through myths and misconceptions to deliver the message that global warming is a real and present danger. It presents former Vice President Al Gore’s persuasive argument that we must act now to save the earth. Winner of Best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards. Rated PG.

Saturday, February 15 | 3:00-5:00 PM

TED Talks featuring Majora Carter, Jim Hanson, Katherine Wilkinson, and Greta Thunberg – This is a set of TED Talks on climate change including Greening The Ghetto by Marjora Carter, Why I Must Speak Out on Climate Change by Jim Hanson, How Empowering Women and Girls Can Help Stop Global Warming by Katharine Wilkinson,
and The Disarming Case to Act Right Now on Climate Change by Greta Thunberg. Not rated.

Wednesday, February 19 | 6:00-8:00 PM

Normal Is Over – Award-winning feature documentary about humanity’s wisest responses to climate change, species extinction, resource depletion, income inequality and the connection between these issues. A film connecting the dots: A look at the financial and economical paradigm underlying our planetary problems, while offering various solutions to reverse the path of global decline. Movie is unrated.

Refreshments are compliments of the Friends of the Library. Ages 16+

Rotunda Rhythms Presents You, Me, Us

Wayne, Ed, and Zack will light-up the room with their light-jazz covers of popular songs and originals. | All Ages

Central Library, Rotunda
Sunday February 23 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM | All Ages

Wayne, Ed, and Zack will light-up the room with their light-jazz covers of popular songs and originals. Good for the whole family, this energized concert will be a great way to enjoy the standards with new and fun interpretations. You, Me, Us is  Zack Danziger on guitar; Ed Orgill on saxophone, clarinet, and flute; and Wayne Roberts on bass.

Arrive early to get the best seat, and stay for entire program to earn a chance win in the free raffle. Funding provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. All ages.

Think Outside the Box: Homeschool Geometry – Bilingual

Angles, Quadrilaterals, Polygons, Symmetry, Fractals, and more! | Children

Central Library, Children’s Room
7 Tuesdays – February 11, 18, 25 and March 3, 10, 17, 24
1:00 – 2:00 PM | Ages 8-12

Homeschool familes with children aged 8-12 are welcome to join us for this bilingual 7-week exploration of geometry. Sessions will include Angles, Quadrilaterals, Polygons, Symmetry, Fractals, and more!

Familias que educacan en el hogar con niños de 8 a 12 años pueden unirse a nosotros para esta exploración bilingüe de geometría por 7 semanas. ¡Las sesiones incluirán ángulos, cuadriláteros, polígonos, simetría, fractales y más!

Teen Escape Room – January 28

Find the clues, crack the codes, and recover the Fairy Godmother’s magic wand. | Teens

Central Library
Tuesday January 28 | 3:00 – 4:30 PM | Ages 13-18

The Case of The Fairy Fatale

Not everything is “happily ever after” in the kingdom of Märchen. A crime’s been committed and Police Chief Jack O’Kent has put you on the case! Are you up to the task? Find the clues, crack the codes, and recover the Fairy Godmother’s magic wand before it’s put to evil use! Ages 13-18.

Art Central: Artworks by Donna Estabrooks

See the exhibit of inspiring works by Donna Estabrooks. | All Ages.

Central Library
January 4 – February 27 | During Open Hours | All Ages

Donna’s art focuses on the human condition such as courage or hope, love, unity, and relationships. She is dedicated to world peace, and works to produce art that touches people’s lives. Technically, she works with acrylic and collage, but she feels her work is more about Buddhist spirituality involving such disciplines as listening and letting go. Her display this season includes original art of words with images. All ages.