Zoo on the Go – Jan 16

Meet special creatures from Forest Park Zoo and learn what makes them unique and special. | Families & Children

East Forest Park Branch
January 16 | 4:30 – 5:30 PM | Families with children ages 3-13

Join us for a special presentation with Zoo on the Go at the East Forest Park Branch Library. Zoo on the Go is an exciting, hands-on program that is interactive, fun and educational way for children and adults to learn about a wide variety of animals.

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!

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

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

Valentines For Vets: Jan 22 – Feb 9

Enjoy a special family activity while honoring local veterans. | Families

All Library Locations
January 22 – February 9 | During open hours | Families

Youth and their families are welcome to drop in at any location to make a Valentine card for residents of the Holyoke Soldiers Home. The library provides all the materials and will hand deliver your homemade creation in time for the holiday.

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!

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 lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org if you have any questions.

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

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.

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.