Libraries Transform: Group Read of “Book Of The Little Axe”

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.

 

 

 

LEGO Clubs

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.

Indian Orchard Branch
Tuesdays | 3:30-5:00 PM | Children
Let your imagination run wild!

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.

Minecraft Clubs

Build, play, and create – and battle zombies, of course! | Children

Library Express at Pine Point
Every Friday, from 1:30 – 4:30 PM | Ages 8 and up

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. This club meets every week.

Indian Orchard Branch
Every Saturday, from 12 – 2:30 PM | Ages 8 and up

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space is limited to 8 participants so come early.

 

Any Book Club, a Discussion Group

Join our Any Book Club and share your recent reads. Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres. | Adults

Library Express at Pine Point
Second and fourth Wednesday of the month, starting at 10 – 12 PM

Come to our Any Book Club (ABC) and share your recent reads at this lively and long-running book group, and gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres. We’re always open to new members – join us! For more information, contact Ann Keefe at 413-263-6828 ext 294 or by email at akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org.

East Springfield Branch
First Wednesday of the month, from 12 – 1:30 PM

Come to our Any Book Club (ABC) and 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! For more information, contact the branch at 413-263-6840.

 

Free Citizenship Classes

The Read/Write/Now Center is accepting reservations for free citizenship classes.

Library Express at Pine Point

A new round of Free Citizenship Classes will be starting soon. The Read/Write/Now Center will provide the study materials and instructional support. Please contact Janet Kelly for more information at 413-263-6839 or email jkelly@springfieldlibrary.org

These classes are brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.