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.

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

Central Library
Every Thursday starting March 7, from 12-2 PM
For more information, call Matthew at 413-263-6828, x221

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

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

Forest Park
Every Saturday, from 11:15 AM – 12:45 PM
For more information, call Ann Harper at 413-623-6843

Books & Brew Book Club at Nathan Bill’s

Cure your mid-week blues with a lively book discussion and some brew at Nathan Bill’s Bar and Restaurant. | Adults

East Forest Park Branch
First Wednesday of the month, starting at 6:00 PM

110 Island Pond Road

Cure your mid-week blues with a lively book discussion and some brew at Nathan Bill’s Bar and Restaurant. Library copies of each month’s book are available for checkout at the branch. No sign up is required, however, please email Beth at bortiz@springfieldlibrary.org if you have any questions.

This program is intended for 20-30 somethings, but all are welcome. Ages 21+.

Teen Advisory Boards

Would you like to make changes at the library? Join one of our Teen Advisory Boards and share your ideas. | Teens

East Forest Park
Every other month on the 2nd Saturday, from 1:30-2:30 PM | Ages 13 – 19

If interested, please contact the young adult reference librarian Beth Ortiz at bortiz@springfieldlibrary.org or 413-263-6836.

Meeting dates for this school year are September 8 and November 10, 2018, and January 12, March 9, and May 11, 2019.

East Springfield Branch
Teen Advisory Board
First Friday of the month, from 3:30 – 4:30 PM | Ages 13-18

Teens, shouldn’t you have a say in what your library does? We want you to join our Teen Advisory Board. Share ideas about improving library programming and events and give input on  material selection. Talk about your ideas to make the library a better place. Come and enjoy refreshments while you meet new friends, and make your voice heard.

Sixteen Acres Branch
Teen Readers Advisory Panel
Last Tuesday of the month, from 4:30 – 5:45 PM | Ages 13-19

Here’s your chance to meet regularly to share ideas about improving library programming for your age group, plan events, give input for materials selection and other fun activities. Light refreshments will be served.  If interested, please fill in this online application below or contact the young adult reference librarian.

Application for the Teen Readers Advisory Panel (TRAP) - Sixteen Acres
Please read the Teen Advisory Information sheet before completing the form. Thank you.

Afterthoughts Book Discussion Groups

A traditional book discussion group where everyone reads and discusses the same book. | Adults

Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. We select a new book to discuss every month. New members are always welcome.

Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group at the Central Library
Central Library, Community Room
Second Tuesday of each month, from 12 – 1 PM

Ask for a copy of the current book at the second level circulation desk. Click on this link for the 2019 Reading List. For more information, contact Lisa at 413-263-6828 ext. 395 or by email llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org.

Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group at Forest Park Branch
Forest Park Branch
Second Thursday of each month, from 1:30 – 2:30 PM

Library copies of the book will be available at the branch. For more information, contact Ann at 413-263-6843 or by email at aharper@springfieldlibrary.org.

Raymond Jordan Senior Center
Fourth Thursday of each month, from 10 – 11 AM | Ages 55 and up

Library copies are available at the East Forest Park Branch Library in a variety of formats (large print, audiobook, etc.). For more information, contact Linda at 413-263-6836 or by email at lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org.

February 28: Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Beth Shaffer
March 28: Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
April 25: The Forest Lover by Susan Vreeland

Comic Book Creation for Teens at East Forest Park

Do you love comic books, graphic novels or webcomics? Did you ever want to create your own? | Teens

East Forest Park Branch
Second Wednesday of the month, from 6-7:30 PM | Ages 10 – 18

Whether you are an artist or a writer, come work on your project with fellow enthusiasts. Prompts will be provided to help your creative juices. There will also be opportunities for writers and artists to team up to create stories together and, occasionally, guest artists and writers will visit. Snacks will be provided.

BYOB Teen Book Discussion Group – East Forest Park

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads. Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres. | Teens

East Forest Park Branch
Beginning in January meets the third Saturday of every month | 12 – 1:30 PM | Teens ages 11-19

Teens, you can BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads at this lively book group. Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres. We’re always open to new members – join us!

What-Ifs & Fix-Its: A Fanfiction Club for Teens – East Forest Park

Pop-culture fans come explore your favorite characters and create stories through fanfiction! | Teens

East Forest Park Branch
Third Wednesday of the Month, from 6 – 7:30 PM | Ages 11-18 | Register Online

Join our group, where pop-culture fans of every kind can explore their favorite characters and create stories of their own through fanfiction. We’ll have advice sessions for beginners and writing prompts. You’ll even have an opportunity to submit your work to the library’s teen blog!