Movies at Mason – for Kids and Families

Come watch a family film at Mason Square Branch! | Children and Families

Mason Square Branch
Selected Saturdays in August, September, and October | Kids and Families

Ugly Dolls movie charactersUgly Dolls (87 minutes) Rated PG
Saturday August 10 | 1:00 – 3:00 PM
An animated adventure in which the free-spirited UglyDolls confront what it means to be different, struggle with a desire to be loved, and ultimately discover who you truly are is what matters most.

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (1 hour 47 minutes) Rated PG
Saturday August 24 | 1:00 – 3:00 PM
The citizens of Bricksburg face a dangerous new threat when LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space start to wreck everything in their path. The battle to defeat the enemy and restore harmony to the LEGO universe takes Emmet, Lucy, Batman and the rest of their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds that test their courage and creativity.

Ralph Breaks The Internet charactersRalph Breaks the Internet (1 hour, 52 minutes) Rated PG
Saturday September 14 | 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Video game bad guy Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz must risk it all by traveling to the World Wide Web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, “Sugar Rush.”

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (1 hour, 44 minutes) Rated PG
Saturday September 21 | 1:00 – 3:00 PM
When Hiccup discovers Toothless isn’t the only Night Fury, he must seek “The Hidden World”, a secret Dragon Utopia before a hired tyrant named Grimmel finds it first.

Apollo 11 Mission LogoApollo 11 (1 hour, 33 minutes) Rated G
Saturday September 28 | 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Documentary: A cinematic event 50 years in the making, Apollo 11 features never before seen large format footage of the mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin & Michael Collins.

Wonder Park (1 hour, 25 minutes) Rated PG
Saturday October 12 | 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Wonder Park tells the story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive.

Detective PikachuPokémon Detective Pikachu (1 hour, 44 minutes) Rated PG
Saturday October 19 | 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son, Tim, to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth Detective Pikachu.

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (1 hour, 30 minutes) Rated PG
Saturday October 26 | 1:00 – 3:00 PM
While collecting junk one day, best friends Sonny and Sam meet Slappy, a mischievous talking dummy from an unpublished “Goosebumps” book by R.L. Stine. Hoping to start his own family, Slappy kidnaps Sonny’s mother and brings all of his ghoulish friends back to life – just in time for Halloween.

Revival: A Literary Arts Spotlight at Mason Square

Enjoy the readings of poets and other literary artists in this showcase of creative writing | Adults

Mason Square Branch
Saturday, September 7 | 12:30 – 2:00 PM | Adults

Enjoy the readings of poets and other literary artists in this showcase of creative writing. Writers from different genres will share their recent creations for everyone to enjoy.

A mid-program social is included, complete with refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library, to give everyone a chance to meet the artists.

To find out more and to be invited as a speaker for a future Revival, contact María Luisa Arroyo at: mlarroyo67@hotmail.com

Job Training Information Table

Find out about free job training offered in the Springfield/Holyoke area | Teens 16+ and Adults

Mason Square Branch
Thursday, July 18 | 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Thursday, August 15 | 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Central Library 
3rd Thursday of every month | 2:00 – 4:00 PM
– September 19
– October 17
– November 21
– December 19

Adults and Teens 16+

Want to improve your job skills or change careers? Stop by the Job Training Information Table from 2-4 pm to find out about free job training offered in the Springfield/Holyoke area. The information table will be staffed by workforce development specialists from Holyoke Community College.

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.

New! – Starting September 6
Mason Square
Every Friday, from 1-2:30 PM
For more information, call the Branch at 413-263-6853

Sixteen Acres
Every Wednesday, from 1-3 PM
For more information, call the Branch at 413-263-6858

Central LibraryCommunity Room
Every Thursday, from 12-2 PM
For more information, call Matthew at 413-263-6828, x221

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

Neighborhood Playgroups

Come join us for fun and learning. | Children

Mason Square Branch Library
Wednesdays | 10:30 AM -11:30 PM | Ages 0-5 years, siblings welcome

Sixteen Acres Branch Library
Thursdays| 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM  | Ages 0-5 years, siblings welcome

Come join us for fun and learning at a playgroup facilitated by the branch Children’s Librarian. Meet other families, chat with the librarian about great books for your child, enjoy the toys in our Activity Center, try out art projects, and so much more!

No registration required, drop in any time during the program. An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.