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.

Author Talk: The Arts and Crafts Houses of Massachusetts – November 14

Heli Meltsner talks about Massachusetts’ Arts and Crafts architecture. | Adults and Teens

Forest Park Branch
Thursday November 14 | 6:30 – 7:30 PM | Adults and Teens

Heli Meltsner’s new book, The Arts and Crafts Houses of Massachusetts, focuses on the state’s Arts and Crafts architecture. Her talk identifies qualities of this difficult-to-describe movement, and includes discussion of examples found in the Forest Park neighborhood in Springfield.

Heli Meltsner, a historic preservation expert, has served on the Cambridge Historical Society Council and was the Society’s Curator. She has also written the book The Poorhouses of Massachusetts: A Cultural and Architectural History

Copies of her new book will be available for purchase following the program.  Adults and Teens 13+.

Introduction to Sewing for Adults – Forest Park

Learn to sew and make a small project in this 3-part beginner class for Adults.

Forest Park Branch
Tuesday September 24 | 1:00 – 3:00 PM | Adults
Tuesday October 22 November 12 | 1:00 – 3:00 PM | Adults
Tuesday November 26 | 1:00 – 3:00 PM | Adults


Learn the basics of hand sewing and design through the creation of a small handbag, tote bag or pillow. A variety of fabrics and embellishments will be provided to create your customized project. A review and discussion of the evolution of sewing is included.

For this beginner sewing program no prior sewing experience is expected or required. This is a recurring monthly program to be held on the fourth Tuesday of September, October, and November.

The program is for ages 11 – 18. Registration required.

Knot Just Knitters

Grab some needles and yarn, then come join us! Newcomers always welcome. | Adults

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Sixteen Acres
Every Wednesday, from 1-3 PM
For more information, call the Branch at 413-263-6858

Central LibraryCommunity Room
Every Thursday, from 12-2 PM
For more information, call Matthew at 413-263-6828, x221

East Springfield
Every Friday, from 10-12 PM
For more information, call Tricia at 413-263-6840

Mason Square
Every Friday, from 1-2:30 PM
For more information, call the Branch at 413-263-6853

Every Friday, from 1-2:30 PM
For more information, call the Branch at 413-263-6836

New! – Starting October 5
Forest Park
Every Saturday, from 11:30-1:00 PM
For more information, call the Branch at 413-263-6843

Write-up Springfield! Monthly at Central

Calling all creative writers! A new group has started to workshop your writing. | Adults

Saturday Central Library, Community Room
Saturday, August 10
Saturday, September 14
Saturday, November 2
1:00 – 3:00 PM | Adults

Creative writers of all types are invited to join Write-Up Springfield at their monthly meeting of networking, writing exercise, and creative sharing. Here, writers share their creative work for feedback and constructive comments from others in the group in this interactive, adult-only workshop.

Newcomers welcomed, though please preregister at 413-263-6828, x221 or mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org so we can properly plan.

Funding comes from the Friends of the Library and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Craft Your Cares Away

Come be social and “Craft Your Cares Away.” | Adults

East Springfield Branch
Last Monday of every month, except holidays | 2 -3 PM | Ages 18 and over

Forest Park Branch – call to register 413-263-6843
2nd Thursday of every month | 2 -3:30 PM | Ages 18 and over 

We will be relaxing, socializing, and making creative projects to take your mind off your everyday worries. Each month will feature a new craft, and project ideas are always welcome. Supplies are offered by the Friends of the Library.