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).

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

Cure your mid-week blues with a lively book discussion. | Adults

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

Cure your mid-week blues with a lively book discussion. Library copies of each month’s book are available for checkout at the East Forest Park Branch. Adults.

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

 

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
If interested, please contact 413-263-6836.

East Springfield Branch
Teen Advisory Board
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 2020 Reading List. For more information, contact Lisa at 413-263-6828 ext. 395 or by email llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org.


Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group at the 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.