Books & Brew Book Club

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

In person at Nathan Bills Bar and Restaurant, starting in October!
First Wednesday of the month | 7:00-8:00 PM | Adults

Join a lively discussion with other book lovers, and bring your favorite brew too!

Copies of the book will be available at the Forest Park Branch Library, and often are available via Hoopla with a Springfield City Library card too. If Hoopla is new to you, check out this tutorial.

Upcoming selections:
September 1Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens
October 6Drawing Without An Eraser, by Guy McLain
November 3 – Talk with Drawing Without An Eraser Author, Guy McLain
December 1When We Believed in Mermaids, by Barbara O’Neal

Please email Ann Harper at if you have any questions or to get the Zoom link for online sessions.

Write-up Springfield!

Calling all creative writers! Join a group to workshop your writing. | Adults

Online on Zoom
Second Saturday every month
1:00 – 3:00 PM | Adults

Upcoming dates:
– September 11

Please preregister with Matthew at 413-263-6836 or to get the Zoom link.

Back to In-Person Events Starting in October!

East Forest Park Branch
Second Saturday every month
1:00 – 3:00 PM | Adults

Upcoming dates:
– October 9
– November 6

Western Mass creative writers are invited to Write-Up Springfield’s monthly meeting of networking, writing exercise, and collegial support. Members share writing samples for constructive comments in this lively, skills-building workshop. Newcomers welcomed. For adults 18+.

Newcomers welcomed, but please preregister with Matthew at 413-263-6836 or so we can get you set up.

Funding comes from the Friends of the Library and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

During the pandemic, members of Write-Up Springfield have shared poetry and other small pieces of writing on Facebook and Instagram! See their most recent work below.

Any Book Club (ABC)

Join our Any Book Club and share your recent reads. | Adults

East Forest Park Pergola (OUTSIDE)

July 14 & 28, August 11 & 25 | 10 – 11:30 AM | Adults 18+

The Any Book Club (ABC) meets twice a month to share stories about their recent reads. Each member gets 5-10 minutes to review the books they’ve read recently so others can learn about what’s great and, sometimes, what’s not!

Those who enjoy adult fiction will feel especially at home, but all adult readers are welcomed.

To help keep the program energized and focused, each session is limited so please sign-up early to save your seat. The Zoom link will be emailed to each registered person. Members can attend either or both as space allows.

The meetings will be canceled in case of bad weather.

Register for available spots on our online calendar!