Improve your use of Gmail to keep organized and to write professional looking messages. Skills covered in the hands-on workshop include working with attachments, configuring your inbox, assigning labels, forward vs. reply, and more. Space is limited, so sign-up early and include your Gmail address.
Having a Gmail address and the ability to use a keyboard and a mouse is needed for success in this program.
Free coffee and tea compliments of the Friends of the Library.
An interactive art display celebrating the Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act | All Ages
Central Library, Rotunda
July 22 – July 31 | During Open Hours | All Ages
Celebrating the Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act is Scratch the Surface, a display created by people living with disabilities. Do you have a condition that makes it harder to get by, and you wish people understood it better? SCRATCH THE SURFACE!
Use our scratch-art paper to let your colors shine through! Tell us about your condition(s) and experiences with disability. Responses will be tacked onto the display, which will be on view throughout the week. Share your experiences, and come learn about your neighbors!
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
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.
Share your favorite recipes in the Sixteen Acres Branch Library’s new cooking club | Adults
Sixteen Acres Branch
Third Tuesday of the month, from 6:15-7:15 PM | Adults
Calling all cooks! Discuss and share your favorite recipes in the Sixteen Acres Branch Library’s new cooking club. Led by Springfield native Christina Raschi, the group will enjoy a new dish each month prepared by a different group member. Bakers and cooks of all levels and all types are always welcomed. Now You’re Cooking meets on the third Tuesday of each month. 18+
Summer book club for Millennials who love Young Adult literature | Adults
Forest Park Branch
Last Tuesday of the month, at 12:30 – 1:30 PM | Adults aged 18-30
- June 25 – Book Selection – “Pride” by Ibi Zoboi
July 30 – Book Selection – “Dread Nation” by Justina Ireland
July’s event has been canceled.
- August 27 – Book Selection – “The Loneliest Girl in the Universe” by Lauren James
Are you a Millennial who loves Young Adult literature? Are you looking to connect with other YA lovers in your area? Tired of there being no book clubs for you? We’ll be reading a YA book a month for Forest Park Library’s summer book club.
Come prepared the last Tuesday of June, July, and August to enjoy junk food, a book related take-home craft, and fan gossip about the most talked about YA Lit.
At the end of the summer, we’ll draw a raffle including prizes from Owl Crate and Out of Print Clothing. The more meetings you attend, the more entries you get!
And obviously feel free to spread the word to all of your #bookstagram followers! See you soon!
For more information, contact Alexandra at 413-263-6843
See the display of colorful photos of ice cream signs and advertisements | All Ages
July 1 – August 21 | During Open Hours | All Ages
Diane Savioli-Chase captures whimsical depiction of ice cream in this colorful display of ice cream signs and advertisements. With photographs from around the world, the viewer sees advertising at its creative best with delightful installments that double as public art.
Come-in, cool off, and enjoy the eye candy! All ages.