Meet the artist on Sunday, March 3rd for the free opening reception. | 18+
March 2 – April 25 | During Open Hours | All Ages
Doris Madsen, a retired Springfield City Librarian, displays her new art show, Breathing In, for the months of March and April. Her one-of-a-kind contemporary prints include shapes and subjects in various arrangements and from a variety of vantage points to to create a unique blend of color and ideas.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Springfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
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.
Every Wednesday, from 1-3 PM
For more information, call the Branch at 413-263-6858
Every Thursday starting March 7, from 12-2 PM
For more information, call Matthew at 413-263-6828, x221
East Forest Park
Every Friday, from 1-2:30 PM
For more information, call the Branch at 413-263-6836
Every Friday, from 10-12 PM
For more information, call Tricia at 413-263-6840
Every Saturday, from 11:15 AM – 12:45 PM
For more information, call Ann Harper at 413-623-6843
Feeling like you need to de-stress? Want to do something creative? Just need a break? | Thursdays
Mason Square Branch
Thursdays | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Adults and Teens
Take a break and feel the stress ease away with creative coloring. The library has a collection of attractive coloring sheets and coloring pencils you can use to find your inner artist and make something beautiful. For the children, the library runs its LEGO Club at the same time allowing you and your children to enjoy the hour.
Both programs are underwritten by the Friends of the Library.
Come visit for a day full of fun, food, and festivities! | March 18
Indian Orchard Branch
Monday, March 18 | 10 AM-5 PM | All Ages
It’s not every day you turn 110! We’ll have lively music during the lunch hour thanks to award-winning polka band, Dennis Polisky and the Maestro’s Men, and after school activities for the kids. Come sign our guest book, and be part of the festivities.
Sponsored in part by the Friends of the Library and Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc. the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs and the Federal Administration for Community Living.
Come and do a puzzle with your neighbors. | Teens & Adults
Mason Square Branch
Through March 31 | During Open Hours | Teens & Adults
Meet new people, take a mental break from work, and just have fun. Do some of it, all of it, or just observe and enjoy. The board puzzles are next to the adult computers, and are provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.
Katherine First & Kitchen Party create a festive atmosphere just like the good old times. | All Ages
Central Library, Rotunda
Sunday, March 31 | 2-3 PM | All Ages
With fiddle, banjo, voice, and percussion the group blends traditional music from Ireland, Scotland, Nova Scotia, and beyond to make an hour of energetic and entertaining music good for the whole family.
Free attendance raffle to all those who stay for the concert, compliments of the Friends of the Library. Additional funding provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Come to the Fair to meet recently published authors and enjoy their works in this showcase of local talent and achievement. | March 30
Central Library, Rotunda
Saturday, March 30 | 12:30 – 3:30 PM | All Ages
Authors will be on-hand to meet the public, discuss their books, and sell and sign copies of them to interested readers. A wide range of reading genres will be on display including memoirs, novels, nonfiction, children’s books, and more. With such a wide selection, there’s likely to be something for readers of all ages!
See below for the list of authors:
1. Helene Houston and Patricia Martin, Well-come to Retirement
2. Youme Nguyen Ly, Mali Under the Night Sky
3. Gerald McFarland, T.T. Mann Ace Detective
4. Warren Onufer, Tales of the Vampire Hadley
5. Kathleen Pellegrino, Brothers of Another Mother
6. Maurice Proulx, Reclaiming Little Moe
7. Norman Schell, The Ballade of Mary Reede
8. Ferris Shelton, Seven Full Days
9. Eric Shortridge, Landon’s Cry
10. H. Triplett, The Good, the Bad, and the Blue
11. Bill Wells, Run for Rwanda
Games & puzzles available for loan! | Adults & Teens
During open hours | Adults & Teens
The Central Library has board games, brain teasers, and coloring sheets available for you to borrow with a library card. Scrabble, chess, checkers, and dominoes are ready for you and your friends to play in the building, and collections of brain teasers like cross word puzzles, Sudoku, and word searches can be checked-out with a library card. Coloring sheets, pencils, and markers are available too for artful explorations of fantasy and relaxation. Ask a librarian in Wellman Hall for more details.
Enjoy a fun-filled evening of Celtic traditions at the East Springfield Branch Library.
East Springfield Branch
March 13 | 6-7:15 PM | Ages 15 and up
You’ll hear about the Celtic history and lore, and sample Irish treats including Irish arts chocolate, soda bread, Irish tea, and Blarney cheese. The evening rounds out with poetry and song making for an exciting and educational time for all.
Funding by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Friends of the Library.
Enjoy the readings of Pioneer Valley poets and writers in this showcase of literary artists. | March 16
Mason Square, Community Room
Saturday, March 16 | 12:30-2:30 PM | Ages 18 and up
Enjoy the readings of poets and writers in this showcase of literary artists. Curated by María Luisa Arroyo, Springfield’s first Poet Laureate, writers from many literary genres will read as highlighted features including Magdalena Gomez and many others including those from Bay Path University’s MFA in Creative Nonfiction. To find out more, please contact María Luisa Arroyo at email@example.com.
Refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library with free raffle for those in attendance.