Code Builders 2.0

Build the skills you need to create animations, games, apps, and more using fun online tutorials! | East Forest Park | All Ages

East Forest Park Branch
Wednesdays | 3:30-4:30 PM | All Ages

Welcome to Code Builders 2.0 – our all ages, drop-in club where you can explore robotics, coding languages (like Scratch and Python), and even 3D design & printing!

This club is open to aspiring coders of all ages.

Several of our resources use video clips for instruction – you may want to bring a pair of headphones. You are also welcome to bring your own laptop or tablet.

Makerspace Collaboratory Drop-In

There will be a variety of projects and experiments to get you and your family started exploring and creating! | East Forest Park | All Ages

East Forest Park Branch – Makerspace
Mondays & Tuesdays | 2:00 – 4:30 PM | All Ages

From traditional crafts to digital tinkering, the East Forest Park Makerspace is your place to create, invent, and learn. Each week we will have a drop-in project or two based on a theme.

Want to learn more? Contact the East Forest Park Branch Library at (413) 263-6836.

Sew Fun! Drop-In

Drop in and learn the basics of sewing while working on various projects throughout the series. | East Forest Park | All Ages

East Forest Park Branch
Thursdays | 2:00-5:00 PM | All Ages

Are you interested in learning how to sew, or maybe just want to brush up your skills? Drop-in for our bi-weekly studio session. From sewing a button or hemming pants, to following a pattern to construct a garment using a sewing machine, our sewing volunteer can help you get started!

Sessions are open to participants of all ages and skill levels.

Sixteen Acres Community Quilt

Images from the Sixteen Acres branch Community Quilt, created September 2023.

This September, patrons at the Sixteen Acres branch contributed to a community quilting project! Here’s what we posted:

Help us build a Community Quilt to be displayed in the  Sixteen Acres Branch Library. Each quilt square you decorate will be added to the quilt and displayed on the wall. Draw pictures, write poems or a paragraph, now is your chance to leave your mark. You can sign your name, or decorate one anonymously.

Need help figuring out what to do on your square? Try pondering these questions – What makes Sixteen Acres special? Why do you love the library? Have any wisdom to pass on?

And here are some photos of the beautiful quilt squares the library received!

Crafternoons

Join us for some de-stressing arts and crafts! | Indian Orchard | Children & Teens

Wednesday Crafternoons

Indian Orchard Branch
Wednesdays June 21 – August 30 | 4:00-6:00 PM | Ages 5+

Join us as we do a different craft every week, on Wednesday afternoons. Tissue paper painting, watercolor painting, finger painting, and floral bookmarks are some of the crafts we will be exploring. If you can’t make it we will have take and make bags, depending on the craft.

Lego Questers

Join other LEGO Questers in building our Quest of the week, or build your own. | Indian Orchard | Children

Indian Orchard Branch
Tuesdays: June – August
Wednesdays: September – December
5:00-7:00 PM | Ages 5+

Legos are back! Join other LEGO Questers in building our Quest of the week, or build your own. Please call with any questions 413-263-6846.

Scavenger Hunt

Join a scavenger hunt and search the Children’s Room for clues. When you finish, get a prize! | Central | Children

Central Library – Children’s Room
During Open Hours | Children

Love scavenger hunts? The library has a different scavenger hunt every month! Pick up a clue sheet at the desk and search the Children’s Room for clues. When you finish, you can pick a prize from our treasure box!

Creation Station Every Day at Central Library

Create art with different materials, methods and media guaranteed to unleash your inner artist. | Central | Children

Central Library – Children’s Room
During Open Hours | Children

Come explore the world of creativity! We will be creating art with different materials, methods and media guaranteed to unleash your inner artist. If you love to make, and to do, Creation Station is for you!

This program is for children of all ages, no registration required.