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Springfield City Library
Events
FEBRUARY 2015
Branch Library Calendars
The Library will be closed
Monday, February 16
in observance of Presidents’ Day.
Nautical Nonsense:
A SpongeBob Squarepants Celebration!
February 25, Central Library
Authors at the Orchard:
Celebrating African American
History Month
The Artwork of
Gina Beavers and Earskin Sloan
Brightwood Branch Library
Opening Reception: February 3
www.springfieldlibrary.org
BRIGHTWOOD
1
Sun
Mon
2
Brightwood Gallery:
Artwork by Gina
Beavers and Earskin
Sloan
Black History Month
Scavenger Hunt
8
9
359 Plainfield Street, 413-263-6805
Tue
3
3:00 PM
Learn to Play Chess
3:30 PM
Anime and Manga
Club
6:00 PM Brightwood
Gallery Opening
Reception
10
3:00 PM
Game ON! Video
Gaming
3:00 PM
Learn to Play Chess
15
16
3:00 PM
The Rewards of
Freedom: Teen Craft
17
Puffy the Snowman
Presidents' Day:
All Libraries Closed 3:00 PM
Learn to Play Chess
4
Wed
1:30 PM
Bilingual Story
Club
9:30 AM
Staff Meeting
11
12
23
24
3:00 PM
Game ON! Video
Gaming for Teens
and Tweens
6
Fri
7
13
14
20
21
27
28
Sat
1:30 PM Bilingual 6:00 PM Community
Story Club
Police Team Sector A
Meeting
18
1:30 PM
Bilingual Story
Club
3:30 PM
Tasty Tuesdays
22
5
Thu
25
1:30 PM
Bilingual Story
Club
19
2:00 PM
Stadium of Dance
Group Performance
4:00 PM
Get Wild in the Library:
Curious Creatures
5:15 PM
Read/Write/Now
26
3:00 PM
Learn to Play Chess
Brightwood- Gallery Opening Reception, Tuesday, February 3, 6-7 p.m. Celebrate the artwork of two Springfield
artists, painter Gina Beavers and photographer Earskin Sloan. Meet the artists, view their work and enjoy
refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Springfield Library. A celebration of African American History Month.
Brightwood- Stadium of Dance Group Performance, Thursday, February 19, 2-3 PM. Back by popular demand
to entertain teens/tweens with their creative and award-winning dance skills! They’ll perform different styles of dance
routines including Afro, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Salsa, Tap, and Tumbling, and invite the audience to
come up and dance with the group by teaching them some of the group’s easy dance techniques.
Central Library- Improv Comedy Workshop for Teens, Wednesday, February 18, 3:30-5 PM. The Phantom
Sheep Comedy troupe will entertain teens and tweens with their own improv and sketch comedy, then bring everyone into the action by helping teens learn to create their own comedy!
Central Library- 7 Minutes: A Literary Arts Spotlight, Saturday, February 28, 1-3 PM. Hosted by María Luisa
Arroyo, Springfield’s first Poet Laureate. A literary showcase of local and regional writers (18 and older) who will
share a seven-minute reading of their writing from ANY genre. Adults are invited to come listen. Books and other
literary materials will be available for sale and for autographs. Contact María Luisa, mlarroyo67@hotmail.com, for
registration information. Also March 28, April 25, May 23, June 27.
CENTRAL LIBRARY
Sun
1
Mon
220 State Street, 413-263-6828
Tue
Wed
2
3
4
3:30 PM
Light Painting
1:00 PM
Hi!Tech: Getting
Started with
Computers
5:30 PM
LEGO Club at the
Children's Room
4:00 PM
Teen Time
5:30 PM
Lego Club at the
Children's Room
6:00 PM
Volunteer
Training
5:30 PM
Library Commission
Meeting
Thu
5
Fri
6
Sat
7
1:30 PM
Saturday Storytime
1:00 PM
Hi!Tech:
Continuing with
Computers
6:00 PM
Teaching Strategies
GOLD Cohort
6:00 PM
Volunteer Training
8
10
4:00 PM
Teen Time
12:00 PM
Noon Hour
Book Discussion 3:00 PM
1:00 PM
Group
School Nursing Updates Hi!Tech:
Introduction to the
5:30 PM
Web
LEGO Club at the
6:00 PM
Children's Room
Volunteer
Training
6:00 PM GOLD Cohort
4:00 PM
Cosplay Party for
Teens
5:30 PM
LEGO Club at the
Children's Room
15
11
12
10:00 AM
Wednesday Book Group
9
16
17
Presidents' Day:
Scavenger Hunt
All Libraries Closed at Central
6:00 PM
Volunteer Training
18
19
3:30 PM Improv Comedy
Workshop for Teens
1:00 PM
HiTech:
5:30 PM
Introduction to
LEGO Club at the
Word
Children's Room
13
14
1:30 PM
Saturday Storytime
20
21
9:30 AM
PCA WorkshopCPR
1:30 PM
Saturday Storytime
5:30 PM
Learning Center
22
1:00 PM
Rotunda
Rhythms:
Rising Tide
23
1:00 PM
Early Literacy
Coalition meeting
4:00 PM
Teen Time
5:30 PM
LEGO Club at the
Children's Room
6:15 PM
ASQ Updates
24
25
26
10:00 AM
Wednesday Book Group 1:00 PM
Hi!Tech:
1:30 PM
Introduction to
Nautical Nonsense: A
Excel
Spongebob Squarepants
Celebration
3:30 PM
School’s Out! Snacks
and Games for Teens
5:30 PM Lego Club at
the Children's Room
27
28
1:00 PM
7 Minutes: Literary
Arts Spotlight
1:30 PM
Saturday Storytime
EAST SPRINGFIELD
1
Sun
2
Mon
3
Tue
21 Osborne Terrace, 413-263-6840
4
Wed
5
12:00 PM
East Springfield Book
Group
Thu
6
Fri
7
Sat
10:00 AM
Knit Lits
6:00 PM
Pajama Storytime
8
9
10
11
12
6:00 PM
Children's Mardi Gras
Party
15
16
17
Presidents' Day:
All Libraries
Closed
22
23
18
4:00 PM
American Girl Club
Meeting
13
10:00 AM
Knit Lits
14
10:00 AM It’s Your
Lucky Day! Friday the
13th Scavenger Hunt
and Crafts
19
20
21
10:00 AM
Knit Lits
6:00 PM
Pajama Storytime
24
6:30 PM
Get Wild in the Library:
Animal Adventures
25
6:00 PM
Pajama Storytime
26
27
28
10:00 AM
Knit Lits
East Forest Park - New Words from Old Books: Blackout Poetry for Teens
Wednesday, February 4, 6-7:30 PM
Join other teens in creating poetry from pages of recycled books! Use markers to cover words you don’t want,
letting your newly created poem stand out. You can also draw on the book pages; let your imagination run wild!
All supplies will be provided. For ages 11-19.
East Springfield- Children’s Mardi Gras Party
Wednesday, February 11, 6-7:30 PM. Join in the fun! Mardi Gras themed food and crafts for kids.
.
Get Wild in the Library: Animal Adventures
East Forest Park - Wednesday, February 18, 4-5 PM.
East Springfield - Wednesday, February 18, 6:30-7:30 PM.
Meet 8-10 animals up close and personal and hear interesting stories and information about them. A fun and
unique learning experience to be enjoyed by all! Limited to 30 children; please arrive early to reserve your spot!
East Forest Park- Make an African Print Photo Frame
Friday, February 20, 2-4:30 PM
Celebrate African American History Month by using decoupage and African print fabrics to make your own photo
frame. All supplies will be provided for this free family program.
Mon
2
Love Your
Library?
3
Tue
Wed
4
5
3:30 PM
Happy Hearts Party
Thu
Fri
6
1:00 PM
Knit-Alongs
6:00 PM
New Words
from Old Books:
Blackout Poetry for
Teens
8
9
10
16
15
17
Presidents' Day: Puffy the
Snowman
All Libraries
Closed
3:30 PM
Chess Club for Teens
and Tweens
11
12
13
6:00 PM
Crazy Hearts :
Make a Heart
Pendant
3:30 PM
1:00 PM
Magic Tree House Knit-Alongs
Book Club
3:30 PM
Chess Club for Teens
and Tweens
18
19
20
1:00 PM
Knit-Alongs
1:00 PM
Computer Clinic:
Focus on Email
23
24
25
26
Springfield City Library
MON
TUE
Brightwood Branch
1-5
Central Library
12-8
East Forest Park Branch
East Springfield Branch
3:30 PM
Chess Club for Teens
and Tweens
THUR
1-8
1-5
9-5
12-8
1-5
1-5
1-5
1-5
Forest Park Branch
1-5
Indian Orchard Branch
10-5
1-5
1-5
Mason Square Branch
21
27
1:00 PM
Knit-Alongs
WED
Library Express at Pine Point
28
12:00 PM
Fiction Book Club for
Teens and Tweens
1:00 PM
LEGO Library Club
FRI
SAT
1-8
9-5
Closed
9-5
Closed
9-5
1-8
1-5
10-5
11-3
1-8
1-5
10-5
11-3
10-5
1-5
1-8
1-5
11-3
1-5
1-8
1-5
1-5
11-3
1-8
1-5
11-3
10-5
1-5
11-3
Temporarily Closed for Renovation
10-5
Read/Write/Now Adult Learning Center
call 413-263-6839 for hours
Sixteen Acres Branch
1-8
1-5
1:00 PM
LEGO Library Club
3:30 PM
Chess Club for Teens
and Tweens
6:00 PM
East Forest Park
Book Group
Hours:
14
11:00 AM
Horror Fiction Book
Club for Teens and
Tweens
2:00 PM
Make an African Print
Photo Frame
4:00 PM
Get Wild in the
Library: Animal
Adventures
22
7
Sat
1-5
*Central Library is closed Sundays Memorial Day through Labor Day
SUN
12-5*
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1
Sun
122 Island Pond Road, 413-263-6836
A Brighter Future for Springfield Today
EAST FOREST PARK
FOREST PARK
1
Sun
2
Mon
3:00 PM
Learn to Play
Chess
8
380 Belmont Avenue, 413-263-6843
Tue
3
4
10:30 AM
Music and Movement
Storytime
Wed
11:00 AM
Forest Park Monthly
Matinee: 42
9
10
11
3:00 PM
Learn to Play
Chess
10:30 AM
3:00 PM
Music and Movement Manga and
Storytime
More
3:30 PM
Tasty Tuesdays
15
22
16
Presidents' Day:
All Libraries
Closed
5
Thu
Fri
1:00 PM
The Artist’s Way: a
workshop series for
developing writers
and artists
12
1:00 PM
The Artist’s Way: a
workshop series
3:30 PM
The Rewards of
Freedom: A Craft
for Teens
17
18
10:30 AM
Music and Movement 1:00 PM Lunch
Storytime
Bunch Book
Club
1:00 PM Lunch
Bunch Book Club
19
1:00 PM
Lunch Bunch Book
Club
23
24
3:00 PM
Learn to Play
Chess at Forest
Park
10:30 AM
Music and Movement
Storytime
26
1:00 PM
The Artist’s Way: a
workshop series
25
6
1:00 PM
The Artist’s Way: a
workshop series
7
Sat
11:00 AM
LEGO Club
13
14
11:00 AM
1:00 PM
It’s Your Lucky LEGO Club
Day! Friday the
13th Scavenger
Hunt and Crafts
20
21
2:00 PM
Stadium of
Dance Group
Performance
11:00 AM
LEGO Club
27
28
11:00 AM
LEGO Club
3:30 PM
Teen Advisory
Group
Authors at Indian Orchard: Celebrating African American History Month
Saturday, February 7, 14, 21, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
February 7: Featuring Jacqueline Williams-Hines, author of The Adventures of Suther Joshua from Planet
Yethican, and Albert Garner, author of The Adventures of Dimi. February 14: Featuring Lucy Lewis, author of
I Am: Renewal from Within the Garden, and Eric Durham, author of the newly published Giving Up The Game:
Revealing the Games That Men Play. February 21: Featuring novelist Maryam Sullivan, author of The Size of a
Mustard Seed and Oliver Anonu, author of Suppers of Many Dishes and many others.
Sixteen Acres- Get Wild in the Library: Teaching Creatures
Tuesday February 17, 5-6 PM. Learn all about incredible animal defense with this live animal program featuring
a hedgehog, milk snake, and much more! Sure to inspire curiosity and wonder, while teaching respect for all living
creatures and the earth we share. Limited to 30 children; please arrive early to reserve your spot!
Forest Park- Get Wild in the Library: Curious Creatures
Thursday, February 19, 2-3 PM. Get up close and personal with a dynamic, educational live animal program
designed to be fun and interesting, with an emphasis on teaching respect and appreciation for all animals. Limited
to 30 children; please arrive early to reserve your spot.
INDIAN ORCHARD
1
Sun
8
Mon
Tue
22
Wed
3
4:00 PM
LEGO Questers
for Kids
4
9
10
11
4:00 PM
LEGO Questers
for Kids
4:00 PM
3:30 PM
The Rewards of Minecraft Club for
Freedom: A Craft Teens and Tweens
for Teens
23
24
18
2
Mon
3
Sat
7
12:00 PM
Authors at the
Orchard: Celebrating
African American
History Month
14
12:00 PM
Authors at the
Orchard: Celebrating
African American
History Month
1:00 PM
It’s Your Lucky
Day! Friday the
13th Scavenger
Hunt and Crafts
1:00 PM
Minecraft Club for
Teens and Tweens
21
12:00 PM
Authors at the
Orchard: Celebrating
African American
History Month
20
2:00 PM
3:30 PM
Minecraft Club for Get Wild in the
Teens and Tweens Library: Curious
Creatures
25
Tue
Fri
13
19
26
27
4:00 PM
3:30 PM
Feed Your Hungry
Minecraft Club for Mind Teen Book
Teens and Tweens Discussion
SIXTEEN ACRES
Sun
5
6
3:30 PM
Minecraft Club for
Teens and Tweens
12
4:00 PM
LEGO Questers
for Kids
1
Thu
2
Love Your
LIbrary?
16
17
Presidents' Day:
All Libraries
4:00 PM
LEGO Questers
Closed
for Kids
15
44 Oak Street, 413-263-6846
12:00 PM
Upcycled Art for
Teens and Tweens
28
1:00 PM
Minecraft Club for
Teens and Tweens
1187 Parker Street, 413-263-6858
4
Wed
5
Thu
6
Fri
7
10:30 AM
Preschool Storytime
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
20
21
27
28
10:30 AM
Preschool Storytime
15
22
16
17
Presidents' Day:
All Libraries
1:30 PM
Closed
Upcycle Journals
for Teens
18
23
25
24
19
10:30 AM
Preschool Storytime
26
10:30 AM
Preschool Storytime
Sat
MASON SQUARE
Sun
1
Mon
2
765 State Street, 413-263-6853
Tue
3
Wed
4
10:30 AM
Storytime
Thu
5
1:30 PM
National African American
HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Fri
Sat
6
7
13
14
10:30 AM
Dads and Kids
Book Club
4:00 PM
Artsy Winter Thursday
5:00 PM
LEGO Club
6:00 PM Feel Good
Thursdays Film Series
8
9
10
11
10:30 AM
Storytime
2:00 PM
Monthly District
Meeting of the
SPS Librarians
15
16
17
Presidents' Day: 3:00 PM
All Libraries
Get Wild in
Closed
the Library:
Teaching
Creatures
22
23
24
18
10:30 AM
Storytime
12:00 PM
Foster
Grandparent
25
10:30 AM
Storytime
12
3:00 PM
The Rewards of Freedom:
Craft for Teens
20
12:30 PM
Islam in the
African American
Experience in
Western Mass
21
27
28
4:00 PM
Valentine Mail Bag
5:00 PM
LEGO Club
19
4:00 PM
Welcome Year of the
Sheep!
5:00 PM
LEGO Club
5:30 PM
Community Police Team
Sector Meeting
26
1:30 PM
Circle in the Square
5:00 PM
LEGO Club
6:00 PM
Slavery by Another Name
Feel Good Thursdays Film Series at Mason Square
Thursday, February 5, 6-8 PM. Banish the winter blues! This week we’ll show Think Like A Man, rated PG13, as part
of our series of feel-good films.
Mason Square- Get Wild in the Library: Teaching Creatures
Tuesday, February 17, 3-5 PM. Learn all about incredible animal defense with this live animal program featuring
a hedgehog, milk snake, and much more! Sure to inspire curiosity and wonder, while teaching respect for all living
creatures and the earth we share. Limited to 30 children; please arrive early to reserve your spot!
For more information and to sign up for specific programs please call the branch or visit our
Eventkeeper calendar at www.springfieldlibrary.org.
The Library Express at Pine Point, 204 Boston Road, is temporarily closed for renovation. Read/Write/Now classes are being held
at the Good Life Center, 1600 East Columbus Avenue, Springfield. Call 413-263-6839 for more information.