Holiday Sing Along! – December 8

Sing-along to your favorite holiday songs with the students of STEP. | All Ages

Central Library, Rotunda
Sunday December 8 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM | All Ages

Sing-along to your favorite holiday songs with the students of STEP. STEP trains talented local youth in the Suzuki method, and they’re coming to the Central Library this season to celebrate the holidays.

From snappy dreidel songs, to Christmas favorites in both Spanish and English, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

Funding provided by the Friends of the Library. All ages.

STEP Sing Along Photo

Scavenger Hunt!

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

All Library Locations
During Open Hours | Children
November 12-23

December 9-21
January 6-18

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.

Leaves of Kindness

Fill our library with leaves of gratitude and thanks. | All Ages

East Springfield Branch
Indian Orchard Branch
Library Express at Pine Point
November | During Open Hours | All Ages

During Kindness Month, fill our library with “leaves of gratitude and thanks” for the special people in your life.  One special leaf will win a drawing for a $15 gift card to the store of the winner’s choice.

Thanksgiving Cards for Meals on Wheels

Make Thanksgiving cards for homebound Meals on Wheels recipients. | Children

All Library Locations
November 4-23 | During Open Hours | Children and their families

Enjoy a special family activity while reaching out to your neighbors. Youth and their families are welcome to drop in at any location to make Thanksgiving cards for homebound Meals on Wheels recipients.

The library provides all the materials and will hand deliver your homemade creation in November.

Fancy Nancy and Nathan Tea Party – November 30

Games, crafts and giveaways based on the Fancy Nancy books. | Children

Indian Orchard Branch
Saturday November 30 | 12:00 – 2:00 PM | Ages 6-12

Wear your fanciest clothing, bring your very best manners, and eat the fanciest food. Games, crafts and giveaways based on the Fancy Nancy books. For kids of all genders!

Preregistration strongly encouraged. Please sign up online or at the branch. For ages 6-12. For more information please call 413-263-6846.

Register here starting November 1:     Register

Why Do Bears Matter? – November 16

All about bears. | All Ages

Central Library
Saturday November 16 | 2:30 – 4:00 PM | All Ages

Why do bears matter? This all-ages program will tell you why! Stacey “The Bear Lady” Schmeidel, staff at Smith College and volunteer ranger at Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska, will offer an enlightening talk about how hibernation works, what to do if you meet a bear in the woods, and how to keep them out of your trash cans!

Bring the kids too… we’ll have a bear-themed snack and Katmai Junior Ranger activity books for them! All Ages.