Join readers across the country for a group read of “Book of the Little Axe” | Adults
Online, on your own time
Monday, Sept 14 – Sunday, September 27 | Adults 18+
Springfield City Library is joining public libraries across the country in offering access to the same ebook for a two-week period through the Libraries Transform Book Pick. From Sept. 14-28, ebook copies of “Book of the Little Axe” will be available without waitlists or holds through OverDrive. Readers will only need a library card and the Libby app to borrow and read the ebook.
Readers who download and read the book are entered to win one of three exciting raffle prizes (valued up to $50!), and all participants get to help build a webpage chronicling the book’s many wonderful details.
Ambitious and masterfully wrought, “Book of the Little Axe” is an incredible journey, spanning decades and oceans from Trinidad to the American West during the tumultuous days of warring colonial powers and westward expansion.
In a starred review, Booklist said Francis-Sharma “offers fascinating characters across the broad sweep of the American continent at a time of great tumult, warring colonial powers, the spread of slavery, and expansion West” and described the story as a “compelling saga of family bonds, ambitions, and desires, all subject to the vagaries of powerful historical forces.”
The selection of “Book of the Little Axe” for the Libraries Transform Book Pick was made in consultation with experts at Booklist.
Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. | Children
Indian Orchard Branch Mondays (except holidays) | 10:30-11:30 AM | Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome
Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. No registration required.
Sixteen Acres Branch Tuesdays | 1:30-2:30 PM Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome. Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. No registration required.
Stop by for a visit, and come for conversation, grab some books, work on a project or puzzle, or catch-up with a friend over coffee – or make a new friend. We’ll also have scheduled weekly events to keep you entertained and informed. Project funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the Massachusetts Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living. 60+
Funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs, and the Federal Administration for Community Living.
LEGO enthusiasts let your imagination run wild! Drop in for freestyle building and browse the library’s many LEGO themed books. | Children
East Forest Park Branch, Children’s Room Every Day | Open Hours | Ages 5-12
Drop in any time we’re open for freestyle building, meeting new friends, and browsing the library’s many Lego-themed books. Name your creation and display it in our Children’s Room. Ideal for children ages 5-12, but all are welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Library Express at Pine Point Branch Wednesdays | 5:00-5:45 PM | Ages 5-10
Join us on Wednesday each week as we have fun while strengthening creativity and engineering skills with LEGOs. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Sixteen Acres Branch Mondays | 1:00-5:00 PM | Ages 5-10
Drop in for freestyle building, meeting new friends, and browsing the library’s many Lego-themed books. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.