Intermediate Computer Literacy Skills

Take part in weekly intermediate classes to learn how to use a computer. | Mason Square | Adults

Computer Literacy Skills: Intermediate Level

Mason Square Branch
Currently on Hiatus | Adults

Take part in weekly classes to learn how to use a computer. Topics covered in the intermediate level include: how to use Word and Excel, design a cover letter and resume, create a LinkedIn and Indeed profile, and attend Zoom meetings. Registration is required.

Visit our online calendar to register!

If you have any questions, you can call (413) 263-6853 to talk to a librarian.

Watercolor Workshops

Take a break and join us for this vibrant watercolor workshop, perfect for beginning and experienced artists alike! | East Forest Park | Teens & Adults

Mountain Pathway Workshop

East Forest Park Branch – Makerspace
Wednesday, April 19 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM | Adults 18+ | Register
Wednesday, May 17 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM | Adults 18+ | Register

Craft a journey along a serene mountain top with this vibrant watercolor workshop, perfect for beginning and experienced artists alike! All materials will be provided.

Space is limited in both workshops, and registration is required. Register at the links above!

Job Corps & AmeriCorps Information Tables

Come learn about career programs that help people obtain high school diplomas, job training, and employment. | Teens & Adults

AmeriCorps Information Tables

AmeriCorps is an independent agency of the United States government that provides stipended volunteer work programs which help communities address poverty, the environment, education, and other unmet human needs.

Mason Square Branch
Thursday, March 16 | 4:00-6:00 PM | Ages 16+

Forest Park Branch
Tuesday, March 21 | 2:00-4:00 PM | Ages 16+

Central Library – Rotunda
Thursday, March 23 | 2:00-4:00 PM | Ages 16+

East Forest Park Branch
Wednesday, March 29 | 4:00-6:00 PM | Ages 16+

Job Corps Information Tables

Stop by to learn about Job Corps. Job Corps is a free residential and job training program that helps both young adults as well as adults of any age who have a disability to gain employment.

Central Library – Rotunda
4/3, 5/1, 6/5, 7/3, 8/7, 9/11, 10/2, 11/6, 12/4 | 3:00-6:00 PM | Ages 16+

Forest Park Branch
4/4, 5/2, 6/6, 7/11, 8/1, 9/12, 10/3, 11/14, 12/5 | 12:00-3:00 PM | Ages 16+

Brightwood Branch
6/13, 9/19, 12/12 | TBD | Ages 16+

Mason Square Branch
3/29, 4/26, 5/31, 6/28, 7/26, 8/30, 9/27, 10/25, 11/29, 12/27 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Ages 16+

East Springfield Branch
3/30, 4/27, 5/25, 6/29, 7/27, 8/31, 9/28, 10/26, 11/30, 12/28 | 1:00-4:00 PM | Ages 16+

East Forest Park Branch
3/24, 6/16, 9/22, 12/22 | 1:00-4:00 PM | Ages 16+

Sixteen Acres Branch
3/18, 4/15, 5/13, 6/17, 7/15, 8/19, 9/16, 10/14, 11/18, 12/16 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Ages 16+

Indian Orchard Branch
3/23, 4/24, 5/23, 6/23, 7/24, 8/23, 9/25, 10/23, 11/27, 12/26 | 2:00-5:00 PM | Ages 16+

Ask a Law Librarian – Online

Join us on Zoom every Tuesday from 1-2 pm to ask a Hampden County Law Librarian your legal research questions. | Adults

Online via Zoom – Click here to join via Zoom
Tuesdays | 1:00-2:00 PM | Adults

The Springfield City Library is delighted to partner with the Hampden County Law Library to offer the public the opportunity to talk with a Law Librarian from the Hampden County Courts.

Join us on Zoom every Tuesday from 1-2 pm to ask the Law Librarian any legal research questions you may have. The law librarian is not a lawyer and cannot advise on legal issues, but can provide comprehensive resources regarding the law and your rights.

Zoom link: https://tinyurl.com/4nh6j96r

Discover Dungeons & Dragons

Curious about D&D but don’t know how to get started? Meet us for a beginner-friendly adventure every month! | Central | Adults

Central Library – Rice Hall Mezzanine
Saturdays: March 18, June 10 | 9:30 – 11:30 AM | Adults 18+

Curious about Dungeons & Dragons but don’t know how to get started? Meet us on the mezzanine in Rice Hall for a beginner-friendly adventure every month. No equipment, commitment, or experience is required. If you only stop by a couple times or want to play every month, the real treasure will be the friends we make along the way!

Registration is optional, but encouraged. Register via our online calendar!

Eager Readers Book Club

The book group for reading enthusiasts reads mostly contemporary novels, although occasionally historical fiction, adventures, and some non-fiction. | Sixteen Acres | Adults

Sixteen Acres Branch
One Tuesday a month (See upcoming dates below) | 6:30-7:30 PM | Adults 18+

Join this long-running book group of reading enthusiasts! Newcomers welcome. The group reads mostly contemporary novels, although occasionally historical fiction, adventures, and some non-fiction. The book club members jointly choose upcoming books. Check below for this month’s book! No registration required, just drop by.

Upcoming Selections:

Our March 21st meeting has been canceled.

The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post book coverApril 18 – The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post
by Allison Pataki- (2022) fiction

So begins another average evening for Marjorie Merriweather Post. Presidents have come and gone, but she has hosted them all. Growing up in the modest farmlands of Battle Creek, Michigan, Marjorie was inspired by a few simple rules: always think for yourself, never take success for granted, and work hard—even when deemed American royalty, even while covered in imperial diamonds.

 

The Next Ship Home Book CoverMay 16 – The Next Ship Home: A Novel of Ellis Island
by Heather Webb- (2022) fiction

Disembarking on Ellis Island, Francesca arrives on the shores of America with her sights set on a better life than the one she left in Italy. That same day, aspiring linguist Alma reports to her first day of work at the immigrant processing center. Ellis Island, though, is not the refuge it first appears thanks to President Roosevelt’s attempts to deter crime. Francesca and Alma will have to rely on each other to escape its corruption and claim the American dreams they were promised.

 

West with Giraffes book coverJune 20 – West With Giraffes
by Lynda Rutledge- (2021) fiction

Few true friends have I known and two were giraffes…’ Woodrow Wilson Nickel, age 105, feels his life ebbing away. But when he learns giraffes are going extinct, he finds himself recalling the unforgettable experience he cannot take to his grave. It’s 1938. The Great Depression lingers. Hitler is threatening Europe, and world-weary Americans long for wonder. They find it in two giraffes who miraculously survive a hurricane while crossing the Atlantic. What follows is a twelve-day road trip in a custom truck to deliver Southern California’s first giraffes to the San Diego Zoo.

Makerspace Collaboratory Drop-In

There will be a variety of projects and experiments to get you and your family started exploring and creating! | East Forest Park | All Ages

East Forest Park Branch – Makerspace
Mondays & Tuesdays | 2:00 – 4:30 PM | All Ages

This program is temporarily on hiatus. It will restart at a  future date TBD.

From traditional crafts to digital tinkering, the East Forest Park Makerspace is your place to create, invent, and learn. Each week we will have a drop-in project or two based on a theme.

Want to learn more? Contact the East Forest Park Branch Library at (413) 263-6836.

Sew Fun! Drop-In

Drop in and learn the basics of sewing while working on various projects throughout the series. | East Forest Park | All Ages

East Forest Park Branch
Every Other Thursday: Mar 9, Mar 23, Apr 6, Apr 20
2:00-5:00 PM | All Ages

This program is temporarily on hiatus. It will restart at a  future date TBD.

Are you interested in learning how to sew, or maybe just want to brush up your skills? Drop-in for our bi-weekly studio session. From sewing a button or hemming pants, to following a pattern to construct a garment using a sewing machine, our sewing volunteer can help you get started!

Sessions are open to participants of all ages and skill levels.

413 Gourmet Club

A cooking class meets book club series for those who love to cook at home. Cook together – hands-on and in-person! | Adults

East Forest Park Branch
Feb 22, Mar 29, Apr 26
6:00 – 7:30 pm | Adults

Join us for a new cooking class meets book club series that will be hands-on and in-person for those who love to cook at home.

During the class, participants will assist in creating a pre-selected dish from the chosen cookbook of the month. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to check out the selected cookbook ahead of time and to bring an accompanying dish from it to share.

Registration for this event is required with a limit of 10 participants.

Register on our online calendar.

You’re Invited! Coffee Hour For Seniors

Seniors are invited to stop by for a visit! Bring along your knitting, grab some books, or catch up with a friend. | East Springfield & Indian Orchard | Senior Adults

Indian Orchard – Community Room
Tuesdays
9:30-11:00 AM | Seniors 60+ and their caregivers

East Springfield
Fridays
10:00-11:00 AM | Seniors 60+ and their caregivers

You’re invited to stop by for a visit! Bring along your knitting, grab some books, or catch up with a friend over coffee and a puzzle.

Every week, folks from the neighborhood, and those that provide services for Seniors will pop by to keep you informed and entertained. Refreshments provided.

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.