Chess With Friends

Drop in for chess – bring a friend or make a new one! | Teens

East Forest Park Branch, Teen Room
1st and 3rd Fridays every month | 3:00 – 4:30 PM | Ages 10-18

Starts March 6th!

Do you enjoy playing chess? Want to meet some fellow players? Come to the Teen Room and bring a friend or make a new one! The library has several chess sets available. No instruction offered; this is a drop-in club. Ages 10-18.

Kids Can Knit

Learn to knit fun projects with Zippy Looms and Knitting Boards. | Children and Teens

East Forest Park Branch, Teen Room
Every Friday | 3:00 – 4:00 PM | Ages 8-18

Starts March 13!

Anyone can learn to knit hats, scarves and other fun projects with Zippy Looms and Knitting Boards. We will provide yarn and instruction for children age 8 and up.

We will also provide traditional knitting needles and crochet hooks for those who want to learn.

Art & Comics Creation Club

Come work on your project or start something new with a group or on your own. | Teens

East Forest Park Branch, Teen Room
2nd Wednesday every month | 6:00 – 7:30 PM | Ages 10-18

STARTS JANUARY 8

If you want to draw, paint, or collaborate, come work on your project or start something new with fellow enthusiasts. Choose from individual prompts or a group activity to get your creativity going. Snacks will be provided.

Manga Club

Come read and discuss some of the best manga out there. | Teens

East Forest Park Branch, Teen Room
3rd Wednesday every month | 6:00 – 7:30 PM | Ages 10-18

STARTS JANUARY 15

Calling all manga fans! Come read and discuss some of the best manga out there, explore your favorite characters, and maybe even create fan-fiction stories of your own. We’ll meet every third Wednesday with snacks, advice, and fun. For ages 10-18.

Dungeons & Dragons for Teens

Join our Dungeons and Dragons club! | Teens

East Forest Park Branch, Teen Room
4th Wednesday every month | 5:30 – 7:30 PM | Ages 12-18

Join us every 4th Wednesday to tell a story together as we guide our characters through quests, battles, challenges, intrigue, and more. Use a character you’ve already developed or start fresh with a new one. Both experienced & new players are welcome. Snacks will be served. For ages 12-18 (or 10 and up with experience).

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.

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

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

Nathan Bill’s Bar and Restaurant – 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 East Forest Park Branch. Ages 21+

No sign up is required, however, please email Kat at kgood-schiff@springfieldlibrary.org if you have any questions.

December 4: What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi

January 8: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

February 6 – THURSDAYHomegoing by Yaa Gyasi

March 4: Transcription by Kate Atkinson