March Activities for Adults

Join us for these events and activities at the library in March! | Adults

Soap Making

Forest Park Branch
Saturday, March 11 | 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Ages 18+

Join us at the Forest Park Branch Library to make your very own bar soap! This soap will be using a glycerin-base, along with a variety of colors, fragrances, etc. of your choice.

adult craft – Cabochon Accessories

East Springfield Branch
Saturday, March 11 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Ages 18+

Looking for a unique, personal and easy way to frame a picture? Cabochons are a fun way to mount your images to jewelry, magnets, and key-chains. Bring in your own images or use ours – they must be able to fit in a one inch circle.

Library Dances – March & April

Join us for a performance of short contemporary dance works that include a dance poem, a dance essay, and the chapter of a dance novel. | East Forest Park | Adults

East Forest Park Branch
Friday, March 31 | 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM | Adults
Saturday, April 16 | 2:00 AM – 2:45 PM | Adults

Library Dances is a 40-minute presentation of short contemporary dance works that include a dance poem, a dance essay, and the chapter of a dance novel. During the performances, Maureen Shea will present solo works, while dancers from Springfield College’s dance department will present Shea’s choreography, Fleur de peau.

All are welcome to these free performances. Library Dances is funded in part by the Local Cultural Councils of Hadley, South Hadley, and Springfield, local agencies funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Classical Music for the Young at Heart – April 1

Join us for a piano trio performance of many favorite classical music pieces played for the young and the young at heart. | Sixteen Acres | Teens & Adults

Sixteen Acres Branch – Community Room
Saturday, April 1 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM | Teens & Adults

Back by popular demand, Boris Kogan (cello), Sofya Shainskaya (piano), and the Springfield Symphony Orchestra’s 1st violinist Marsha Harbison will play a wide variety of classical music. One of the recital’s key goals is to expose our future young adult audience to the joys of classical music. It will highlight major classical styles and beloved composers such as J. S. Bach, Peter Tchaikovsky, and Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Funding provided by the Rose Smith Fund.

Connecticut River Birding and Nature Walk

Join us for a stroll along the Riverwalk in Springfield to learn more about the plants and animals that live in the Connecticut River Watershed. | Adults

Riverfront Park
2nd Wednesday of the Month, May through September
Upcoming Dates: May 10, June 14, July 12, August 9, September 13
6:00-7:00 PM | Adults

Join us at Riverfront Park as we learn about birding and the ecology of the Connecticut River Watershed with Bill Randolph, a naturalist with the US Fish & Wildlife Service.

We’ll meet the second Wednesday of each month May-September to watch seasonal bird migration and behavior, as well learning about other flora and fauna we may see along the riverbank.

A few pair of adult and child binoculars will be available for use but you are encouraged to bring your own if you have them. Water and snacks will be provided. Wear comfortable shoes. This park is wheelchair accessible. All ages welcome!

Gather at 5:45 at the flag pole so we can start right at 6:00. Wear comfortable shoes. Bring binoculars if you have them. All ages welcome!

Reptile Show of New England – April 22

This meet-and-greet live reptile show will feature over 15 reptiles species from around the world! | East Forest Park | All Ages

East Forest Park Branch
Saturday, April 22 | 1:00-2:00 PM | All Ages

The Reptile Show of New England presents a look into the exotic lives of reptiles. This meet-and-greet live reptile show with professional herpetologist, Alex Hartley, will feature over 15 reptiles species from around the world, including: Iguanas, Boa constrictors, Pythons, and more.

Audiences will have an opportunity to touch and interact with these reptiles. Bring your camera for this free event open to everyone! This hands-on show is one you will always remember.

50+ Job Seekers Networking Group – Online

Libraries across Massachusetts have partnered to offer this free 50+ Job Seekers Networking Group online series. | Online | Adults

Online via Zoom – See links below
1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the Month | 9:30-11:30 AM | Adults
2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the Month | 6:00-8:00 PM | Adults

More than 60 Massachusetts public libraries have partnered to offer this FREE 50+ Job Seekers Networking Group series to support people fifty years and older looking for a new job, a new career direction, or a Second Act career.

Take advantage of these free biweekly skill-building and networking group meetings. A new topic will be covered at each meeting. Attendance at each session is not necessary – but highly recommended! Job seekers can join at any time.

WHO: Debbi Hope, MBA, PCIC, MC, an experienced Executive Career Coach and Certified Master Coach

WHERE: All meetings are on Zoom.

WHEN: We offer morning & evening classes. Please choose the time that works best for you:
– 1st & 3rd Wednesday, 9:30am-11:30am
– 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 6pm-8pm

registration links

If you are interested in registering for the morning meetings, click here:

If you are interested in registering for the evening meetings, click here:

Meeting Schedule

Morning Meetings

Evening Meetings

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:

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
9:30-11:00 AM | Seniors 60+ and their caregivers

East Springfield
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.

Genealogy Help

Get help with family history, for beginners and experts alike. | Central Library

By Appointment

Central Library |Online via Zoom or In-Person

Get help with genealogy questions! We can show you how to access the library’s and other genealogy resources, get started with your family history, or tackle a stumbling block on your existing project.

Call to make a phone appointment  – 413-263-6828 x395, ask for Gary, or email

Participants will need access to the internet with a computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate on Zoom.