Author Talk: Pink Sneakers, by Dolores Yergeau – February 8

Springfield author Delores Yergeau introduces her new book Pink Sneaker. | Adults

East Springfield Branch
Saturday February 8 | 1:15-2:15 PM | Adults

Springfield author Delores Yergeau introduces her new book Pink Sneakers, a charming romance of second chances, self-discovery, and the power of art to bring people together. The author, active in the East Springfield Branch Library’s book group, will make copies of Pink Sneakers available for sale and signing at the public reception following her talk.

Funding provided by Friends of the Library. Ages 18+

(Snow date: Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 1:15-2:15 p.m.)

Author Talk: Out on a Limb, by Robert Loesch – February 29

Springfield author Robert Loesch will talk about his new book, Out on a Limb. | Adults

Sixteen Acres Branch
Saturday February 29 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM | Adults

Mr. Loesch, a United Church of Christ minister, has lived in Springfield for over a quarter century, and has penned four books to date. Out on a Limb features nine short stories set in Springfield and surrounding towns between 2010-19.

The author writes that “the fictional adult characters, representing several diverse ethnic, religious and racial identities, engage in a variety of important situations and problems in positive ways.”

Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing, and refreshments are provided by Friends of the Library. Ages 18+.

Learn Origami with Valley Folds

Explore the ancient Japanese art of paper folding: origami! | All Ages

Sixteen Acres Branch
3rd Saturdays | 12:00 – 2:00 PM | Ages 8-Adults, under 7 with adult supervision

Explore the ancient Japanese art of origami with an experienced teacher. We typically teach beginner through intermediate, although all levels of experience are welcome. Origami paper is provided. Come fold paper with us!

This workshop is intended for ages 8-adults. Younger children may participate assisted by a parent.

Origami usually meets the third Saturday of the month from noon to 2 p.m. Occasionally dates may differ, so please call 263-6858 to confirm.

Winter Canvas Cafe – February 8

Complete a painting from start to finish before lunch! | Adults

Mason Square Branch
Saturday February 8 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM | Adults

Join in on a morning of fun while completing a painting from start to finish, but still finish up by lunch! Supplies will be provided.

Limited to 12 participants, so please preregister.  Register Here

Morning refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library. For adults.

Intro to Sewing – Adults – Sixteen Acres Branch

Learn the basics of hand sewing and design. | Adults

Sixteen Acres Branch
4 Wednesdays | 2:30 – 4:30 PM | Adults
Wednesday December 18
Wednesday January 22
Wednesday February 12
Wednesday March 18

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.

Please note that registration is required for each class and can be done by signing up online or contacting us at 413-263-6858. 

Wednesday December 18    Register here

Wednesday January 22    Register here

Wednesday February 12    Register here

Wednesday March 18    Register here

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.

NEW – STARTS JANUARY 6th!
Indian Orchard
Every Monday, from 1-3 PM
For more information, call Tricia at 413-263-6840

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 AM – 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

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

Forest Park
Every Saturday, from 11:30 AM – 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
Second Saturday every month
January 11, February 8, March 14, and April 11
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.