Intro to Sewing – Teens – Sixteen Acres Branch

Learn the basics of hand sewing and design. | Teens

Sixteen Acres Branch
4 Tuesdays | 4:00 – 6:00 PM | Ages 12-18
Tuesday December 17
Tuesday January 21
Tuesday February 11
Tuesday March 17

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.

Other classes will be offered on January 21, February 11, 2010 and March 17th 2020.  All classes will be held from 4:00-6:00 PM.

Please note registration is required for each class and can be done either online or by calling 413-263-6858.

Tuesday December 17    Register here

Tuesday January 21   Register here

Tuesday February 11   Register here

Tuesday March 17   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.

Teen Book Swap – December 3

Join us in Teen Central and leave with a FREE book. | Teens

Central Library
Tuesday December 3 | 3:00 – 4:00 PM | Teens

Join us in Teen Central and leave with a FREE book! Browse a selection of both old and new titles curated by the Teen Librarian, and choose one book you would like to keep. Then, swap us a review of your chosen book by the end of the month!

For ages 13-18. No registration required.

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.

Magic the Gathering Day – November 30

Come play Magic the Gathering with our cards or yours. | Teens

East Springfield Branch
Saturday November 30 | 12:00 – 2:00 PM | Teens

Join us at the East Springfield Library for an afternoon of Magic the Gathering! Magic cards are available to play with at the library, but players are encouraged to bring their own cards if they’d like to. All skill levels welcome. Snacks will be provided. Ages 12-18.

Why Do Bears Matter? – November 16

All about bears. | All Ages

Central Library
Saturday November 16 | 2:30 – 4:00 PM | All Ages

Why do bears matter? This all-ages program will tell you why! Stacey “The Bear Lady” Schmeidel, staff at Smith College and volunteer ranger at Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska, will offer an enlightening talk about how hibernation works, what to do if you meet a bear in the woods, and how to keep them out of your trash cans!

Bring the kids too… we’ll have a bear-themed snack and Katmai Junior Ranger activity books for them! All Ages.

Stress Buster Yoga for Teens

Learn valuable skills that will help teens relax through movement. | Teens

Sixteen Acres Branch
Tuesday November 19 | 5:00 – 6:00 PM | Teens

East Springfield Branch
Saturday December 14 | 10:00 – 11:00 AM | Teens

The constant demands of school and life’s pressures can create a very stressful time for teenagers. Join us as yoga instructor Nicole Ferraro teaches valuable skills that will help teens relax through movement. Other benefits of learning yoga are: improved fitness, optimism, focus, self-esteem, creativity, and discipline.