Senior Salad Day – December 11

Come and compose a delicious salad of local greens and fixings. | Seniors

Indian Orchard Branch
Wednesday December 11 | 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Seniors 60+ and caregivers

Salads are a perfect way for seniors to keep meals interesting, healthy and delicious. Come and compose a delicious salad of local greens and fixings provided by Wellspring Harvest and Yaad Food Jamaican Restaurant in Indian Orchard.

For seniors 60+ and their caregivers.

Funded through Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., The MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs and the Federal Administration for Community Living.

Origami Crane Mobile Class – December 10 and 17

Create a beautiful, cascading mobile with colorful origami cranes and simple materials. | Adults

Forest Park Branch
Tuesday December 10 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM | Adults
Tuesday December 17 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM | Adults

Part 1: December 10 – Learn how to create origami cranes 
Part 2: December 17 – Learn how to construct and balance a mobile 

Make an Origami Crane Mobile. Create a beautiful, cascading mobile with colorful origami cranes and simple materials. See how to fold origami cranes, and learn how to make and balance a mobile. No prior experience is required. This is a two part program.

Supplies provided by the Friends of Springfield City Library. Adults.

Intro to Sewing – Adults – Sixteen Acres Branch

Learn the basics of hand sewing and design. | Adults

Sixteen Acres Branch
4 Wednesdays | 2:30 – 4:30 PM | Adults
Wednesday December 18
Wednesday January 22
Wednesday February 12
Wednesday March 18

Learn the basics of hand sewing and design!  In the first class you will make your own sewing notion – a pincushion.  Register for upcoming classes and learn to make your own drawstring bag or lavender eye pillow.

Please note that registration is required for each class and can be done by signing up online or contacting us at 413-263-6858. 

Wednesday December 18    Register here

Wednesday January 22    Register here

Wednesday February 12    Register here

Wednesday March 18    Register here

Holiday Sing Along! – December 8

Sing-along to your favorite holiday songs with the students of STEP. | All Ages

Central Library, Rotunda
Sunday December 8 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM | All Ages

Sing-along to your favorite holiday songs with the students of STEP. STEP trains talented local youth in the Suzuki method, and they’re coming to the Central Library this season to celebrate the holidays.

From snappy dreidel songs, to Christmas favorites in both Spanish and English, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

Funding provided by the Friends of the Library. All ages.

STEP Sing Along Photo

Art Central: Color and Light – November 2 – December 29

Artists of Springfield MA presents “Color and Light,” a show of original works. | All ages.

Central Library
November 2 – December 29 | During Open Hours | All Ages

Artists of Springfield MA presents “Color and Light,” a show of original works by four artists living, working, or contributing to the arts community in Springfield. Participating artists include illustrator Mary Blaxland, painters Ellen Pollock and José Gamaliel Crespo Rosado, and photographer Wanda Dávila.

Included in the display will be the original artwork used to produce Springfield artist notecards, a continuous project that serves to raise the visibility of Springfield artists and promote Springfield’s artist community to the rest of the region. For more information about the notecard series, find Artists of Springfield MA on Facebook and Instagram, or email artistsofspringfieldMA@gmail.com.

Meet the artists at the free public reception on Sunday, November 3rd from 2-4 p.m. at the Central Library (level 2).

Leaves of Kindness

Fill our library with leaves of gratitude and thanks. | All Ages

East Springfield Branch
Indian Orchard Branch
Library Express at Pine Point
November | During Open Hours | All Ages

During Kindness Month, fill our library with “leaves of gratitude and thanks” for the special people in your life.  One special leaf will win a drawing for a $15 gift card to the store of the winner’s choice.

A Quirky and Contemporary Book Club

Let’s get weird in this unusual book club focused on quirky and odd tales. | Adults

Forest Park Branch
Second Thursday of every month | 6:00 – 7:00 PM | 18+

Let’s get weird in this unusual book club of quirky and odd tales. This one is for those who are looking for something outside of the bestsellers list, and are unafraid of trying new books! Join if you dare!

Book selections:
DATE CHANGE – now October 17th: The Last Policeman, by Ben H. Winters
CANCELED – November 14th: Ten Dead Comedians, by Fred Van Lente
December 12th: Borne, by Jeff VanderMeer