Chair Yoga

Using gentle stretching while seated, chair yoga allows adults of all abilities to improve flexibility and balance. | Indian Orchard & Mason Square | Adults

Chair Yoga for seniors & friends

Indian Orchard Branch
Currently on hiatus – resuming in January 2023 | Adults

Join us for 45 minutes of chair yoga lead by Cindy Senk, a certified personal trainer and yoga instructor. Using gentle stretching while seated,chair yoga allows adults of all abilities to improve flexibility and balance. Where regular classes may be more limiting, Chair Yoga allows older people and those with chronic pain to gain flexibility and balance in a gentle and relaxing environment. Note: This program takes place before the branch opens for regular library access. Spots are limited – registration required.

Chair Yoga for Adults

Mason Square Branch
Currently on hiatus – resuming in March 2023 | Adults

Join us for 45 minutes chair yoga. Using gentle stretching while seated, chair yoga allows adults of all abilities to improve flexibility and balance. Instructor Cindy Senk, who is a certified accessible yoga teacher, will lead the class. Note: Class will begin before the branch is open to the public.

413 Gourmet Club

A cooking class meets book club series for those who love to cook at home. Cook together – hands-on and in-person! | Adults

Moving to East Forest Park Branch in November!
Nov 30, Jan 25
6:00 – 7:30 pm | Adults

Join us for a new cooking class meets book club series that will be hands-on and in-person for those who love to cook at home.

During the class, participants will assist in creating a pre-selected dish from the chosen cookbook of the month. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to check out the selected cookbook ahead of time and to bring an accompanying dish from it to share.

Registration for this event is required with a limit of 10 participants.

Register on our online calendar.

Seed Library at Mason Square

Free seed library with organic non-GMO seeds for the Springfield community. Request some today from our Mason Square Branch!

The Mason Square Branch Seed Library features a great variety of FREE 100% organic, non-GMO seeds for vegetables, greens, herbs, and flowers, made possible through a grant from Vermont-based seed company, High Mowing Organic Seeds. With multiple varieties, there’s something for everyone!

Because there is a limited supply of seeds, we ask that patrons request no more than 5 seed envelopes per library visit. Please call the Mason Square Branch Library to reserve your FREE seeds for pickup!

We also have a variety of gardening books, covering urban gardening, vegetable gardens, container gardens, flower gardens, and more – ask library staff to help you find the perfect book!

2022 Seeds Available
Mardi Gras Blend Bean
Mardi Gras Blend Bean

Beans & Peas:
Gold Rush Bush Bean
Mardi Gras Blend Bean
Maxibel Haricot Vert Bush Bean
Midori Giant Soybean
Provider Bush Bean
Quincy Pinto Bean
Rattlesnake Pole Bean
Roma II Bush Bean

Broccoli & Cauliflower:
Belstar Broccoli

Red Cored Cantenay Carrot
Red Cored Chantenay Carrot

Beets, Carrots, Parsnips, Radishes, & Turnips:
Bull’s Blood Beet
Early Wonder Tall Top Beet
Guardsmark Chioggia Beet
Cosmic Purple Carrot
Dolciva Carrot
Napoli Carrot
Red Cored Chantenay Carrot
Yaya Carrot
Yellowstone Carrot
Halblange Parsnips
Watermelon Radish
Purple Top White Globe Turnip

Artichokes, Celery, Cucumbers, & Okra:
Tavor Artichoke
Green Finger Cucumber
Clemson Spineless 80 Okra

Evening Colors Sunflower
Evening Colors Sunflower

Flowers:
Pacific Beauty Calendula
Sensation Blend Cosmos
Galilee Blend Larkspur
Dark Orange Marigold
Evening Colors Sunflower
Goldy Double Sunflower
Yellow Zinnia

Lemon Balm
Lemon Balm

Herbs:
Catnip
Lemon Balm
Rutgers Obsession DMR Basil
Caribe Cilantro
Common Sage
Summer Savory

Tokyo Bekana
Tokyo Bekana

Lettuces & Leafy Greens:
Mizuna Asian greens
Tokyo Bekana
Shanghai Green Bok Choy
Farao Cabbage
Fordhook Giant Chard
Orange Chard
Ruby Red Chard
Lacinato Dinosaur Kale
Red Russian Kale
Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce
Green Towers Romaine Lettuce
Gourmet Blend Lettuce
High Mowing DMR blend lettuce
Lolla Rossa Lettuce
Optima Butterhead Lettuce
Yankee Hardy Blend Lettuce
High Mowing Blend Mesclun
Hotshot Spicy Blend Mustard Greens
Wasabina Mustard Greens
Red Planet Salad Blend
Renegade Spinach

Hungarian Hot Wax Pepper
Hungarian Hot Wax Pepper

Peppers:
California Wonder Sweet Pepper (sweet)
Hungarian Hot Wax Pepper (hot)
Shishito Pepper (mild)

Pumpkins, Squashes, & Eggplant:
Howden Pumpkin
Burgess Buttercup Squash
Brulee Butternut Squash
Honeynut Butternut Squash
Waltham Butternut Squash
Black Beauty Eggplant

Peacevine Cherry Tomato
Peacevine Cherry Tomato

Tomatoes:
Peacevine Cherry Tomato
Roma VF Paste Tomato
Starlight Grape Tomato

What’s Cooking Cookbook Club – Online

Do you enjoy cooking, or would you like to improve your cooking skills? | Online | Adults

Meetings are currently held online.

Click here to join us via Zoom!

Online
3rd Tuesday of the month | 10:00 – 11:00 AM | Adults

Join the monthly Cookbook Club to hear about the latest cookbooks, share great recipes, and more in this casual yet informative discussion group.

For more information, contact Gary Pysznik at 413-263-6828 ext. 395 or by email at gpysznik@springfieldlibrary.org.