LEGO Clubs

LEGO enthusiasts let your imagination run wild! Drop in for freestyle building – meet new friends, and browse the library’s many LEGO themed books. | Children

Forest Park Branch
Mondays | 3:30-4:45 PM | Children
LEGO builders are invited to join the Forest Park Brickyard for a weekly after school open building session. LEGO bricks provided! What can you invent?

Sixteen Acres Branch
Mondays | 1:30-4:30 PM | Ages 5-10
Attention LEGO enthusiasts! Drop in on Mondays for freestyle building, meet new friends, and browse the library’s many LEGO themed books.

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.

Mason Square Branch
Thursdays | 5:00-6:00 PM | Children
Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday in the Children’s Workroom.

Color My World – Relaxing Coloring Time for Grown-Ups

Feeling like you need to de-stress? Want to do something creative? Just need a break? | Thursdays

Mason Square Branch
Thursdays | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Adults and Teens

Take a break and feel the stress ease away with creative coloring. The library has a collection of attractive coloring sheets and coloring pencils you can use to find your inner artist and make something beautiful. For the children, the library runs its LEGO Club at the same time allowing you and your children to enjoy the hour.

Both programs are underwritten by the Friends of the Library.

Monthly: Otaku Meet-Up

The Otaku Meet-Up is all about Anime and Manga debates! Teens

Mason Square Branch
Thursday, February 21 | 6-7 PM | Teens 13-18
Thursday, March 21 | 6-7 PM | Teens 13-18

At the monthly Otaku Meet-Up, anime fans from all over Springfield will come to discuss characters, manga, and have some snacks and a chill time.

This event is for teenagers, and snacks are generously provided by the Friends of the Springfield Library.

FriDIY: Crafty Fridays at Mason Square

Join us for all sorts of fun crafts. | Children & Teens

Mason Square Branch
Every Friday  | 2:30 – 4 PM | For children and teens

FriDIY means crafts for the whole family! Stop by Children’s and Teens area at the back of the library for this week’s craft any time after 2:30 on Friday. Some crafts will be based on children’s books, others on holidays, some on natural science, and twice a year we will make slime!

February 15: Pony Bead Snails
February 22: Make a Parachuting Person

March 1: Handprint Dragonflies
March 8: Pirate Ships
March 15: Pom Pom Butterfly Finger Puppets
March 22: Troll Puppets
March 29: Geometric Puzzles

Revival a Literary Arts Spotlight – Mason Square

Enjoy the readings of Pioneer Valley poets and writers in this showcase of literary artists. | March 16

Mason Square, Community Room
Saturday, March 16 | 12:30-2:30 PM | Ages 18 and up

Enjoy the readings of poets and writers in this showcase of literary artists. Curated by María Luisa Arroyo, Springfield’s first Poet Laureate, writers from many literary genres will read as highlighted features including Magdalena Gomez and many others including those from Bay Path University’s MFA in Creative Nonfiction. To find out more, please contact María Luisa Arroyo at mlarroyo67@hotmail.com.

Refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library with free raffle for those in attendance.

Get a Job with Skillsmart

Springfield WORKS Jobs Portal will connect you to the right resources to help you achieve your career goals. | Adults

Connect to SkillSmart at Springfield Works

Come learn how to use SkillSmart: an easy online resource to help you identify your strengths and efficiently apply for positions at some of Greater Springfield’s largest organizations.

Members of the AISS team from the Sheriff’s Department will also be on hand to offer job search tips and advice.

Mason Square Branch,  Community Room
Thursday, March 21 | 1-2 PM| Adults |  413-263-6853

Brightwood Branch, Community Room
Friday, April 26 |  1-2 PM | Adults | 413-263-6805

This program is for adults. Registration is encouraged, but not required.

Getting A Job After 50

Searching for a job when you’re over age 50 can be challenging! | March 9

Mason Square, Community Room
Saturday, March 9 | 11 AM – 1:30 PM | Adults | Register Online

In this interactive workshop you’ll learn:

  • Up-to-date resume writing techniques
  • Applying for a job with online applications
  • Strategies to combat age discrimination
  • How to answer difficult (and possibly ageist) interview questions
  • Tips for staying motivated

Lots of helpful resources for over 50 job applicants!