A Call to Arms: A Virtual Author Event with Haven Williams – October 8

Local author presents a discussion on how slavery, racism, and occupational power intersect. | East Forest Park | Teens & Adults

East Forest Park Branch
Saturday, October 8 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM | Ages 16+

Local author Haven Williams presents a discussion on his updated book, “A Call to Arms,” which takes a bold look at how slavery, racism, and occupational power intersect. Following the presentation, the floor will be open to discussion both about the book itself and the larger topic of police brutality and racism.

Charming Chainmaille – October 4 & 18

Join us in Central Library’s Community Room to make chainmaille bracelets! | Central Library | Teens & Adults

Central Library – Community Room
Tuesdays: October 4, 18 | 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm | Teens & Adults

Register on our online calendar!

Join us in Central Library’s Community Room to make chainmaille bracelets! Each time we will make a new pattern of chainmaille, no expertise needed! Supplies are limited, so registration is required.

Photograph of sparkling chainmaille jewelry

Crafting with Delphine!

Delphine will share all of her knowledge, talents, and expertise during each monthly session. Come craft with us! | East Forest Park | Teens & Adults

East Forest Park Branch  – Community Room
Saturdays: October 22, November 19 | 12:30-2:00 PM | Ages 16+

Join us for some awesome crafts this fall with the incredible Delphine Williams! Delphine will share all of her (extensive!) knowledge, talents, and expertise during each monthly session. Come craft with us!

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
Tuesdays | 2:00 – 4:30 PM | All Ages

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.

Soothing Adult Coloring

Need a chance to unwind, color beautiful designs, and leave your stress behind? Join us every month for coloring for adults. | Central Library & East Springfield | Adults

Central Library – Mezzanine, in Rice Hall
1st Wednesday every month | 5:30-7:30 PM | Adults 18+

East Springfield
1st Monday every month | 1:00-3:00 PM | Adults 18+

Come join other grown folks for some low-key coloring and conversation – or feel free to come color with your headphones if you just need some wind-down time!

We’ll provide all the coloring supplies. No registration, just drop in!

Knot Just Knitters

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

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch, or crewel, these groups are 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 provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Central Library, Wellman Hall
Thursdays, 12-1:30 pm

East Springfield Branch
Fridays, 10-11:30 am

East Forest Park Branch
Saturdays, 11 am – 1 pm

Forest Park Branch
Saturdays, 11 am – 1 pm

Mason Square Branch
Fridays, 1-2:30 pm

Sixteen Acres Branch
Wednesdays, 1-2:30 pm

Write-Up Springfield!

Calling all creative writers! Join a group to workshop your writing. | East Forest Park | Adults

Write-Up Springfield!

East Forest Park Branch
One Saturday every month
12:30 – 2:30 PM | Adults

Upcoming dates:
– October 8
– November 12

Western Mass creative writers are invited to Write-Up Springfield’s monthly meeting of networking, writing exercise, and collegial support. Members share writing samples for constructive comments in this lively, skills-building workshop. Newcomers welcomed. For adults 18+.

Newcomers welcomed, but please register on our online calendar or call 413-263-6836 to register.

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


During the pandemic, members of Write-Up Springfield have shared poetry and other small pieces of writing on Facebook and Instagram! See their most recent work below.