December Events & Activities for Adults

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

Bracelet bead stitching

Forest Park Branch
Saturday, December 3 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Adults

Join us at the Forest Park Branch Library and make a bracelet by stitching! No expertise needed, supplies provided.

adult craft – stained glass

East Springfield Branch
Wednesday, December 7 | 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM | Adults | Register

Learn how to create your own personalized stained glass creations using glue and paint. Once dry, they can be hung in the window or use multiple creations to create a lampshade.

Wrap & yap

Brightwood Branch
Friday, December 9 | 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM | Adults

Sixteen Acres Branch
Tuesday, December 13 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM | Adults

Indian Orchard Branch
Wednesday, December 14 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM | Adults

Join the librarians for a Wrap & Yap party! Get your wrapping out of the way, away from nosy family members while still enjoying the company of others. Some supplies will be available, but resource sharing is strongly encouraged! Bring any wrapping paper you’d like to share, wrapping scraps, newspaper, or gift bags. Get wrapping tips and up-cycle ideas! Refreshments provided.

build a gingerbread house

 East Springfield Branch
Saturday, December 10 | 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM| All Ages

Get into the festive holiday spirit by making gingerbread houses with graham crackers and decorate it with sweets! While supplies last.

crafting with delphine: cardmaking!

East Forest Park Branch
Saturday, December 17 | 12:00 PM- 2:00 PM | Adults | Register

Join us for crafts with the incredible Delphine Williams! Delphine will share all of her knowledge, talents, and expertise during each monthly session. Come craft with us! This month features a Cardmaking workshop – but space and supplies are limited, and registration is required.

adult craft – deluxe cards

East Springfield Branch
Saturday, December 17 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Adults

Learn how to create 3D, cutout, pop-out, and other cards for holidays, birthdays, or any occasion.

Mitten Tree – December

Donations of new mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves accepted for the mitten tree at all library locations. | All Ages

All Library Locations
December 1 – December 31 | Open Hours

Donations of new mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves may be added to the mitten tree in any library location.

Donated items will be distributed throughout Springfield in January. Thank you!

Interfaith Holiday Sing Along – December 11

The audience is invited to sing along to the music of voices and strings, and add to the spirit of unity as we come together as a community through song. | Central Library | All Ages

Central Library – Rotunda
Sunday, December 11 | 2:00-3:00 pm | All Ages

The Suzuki Talent Education Partnership (STEP) and the Springfield City Library invite the public to a free multicultural interfaith holiday sing-along . Holiday sing-along will include songs in English, Chinese , Hebrew, German and Spranish, directed by STEP director Lani Bortfeld.

The audience is invited to sing along to the music of voices and strings, and add to the spirit of unity as we come together as a community through song. Families are most welcome, and children will be invited to come up and accompany the group for Jingle Bells and Las Navidades, using bells and small Latin percussion instruments.

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

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 over coffee and a puzzle. | 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.

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 gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org.

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