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This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Home City Families: Baby & Me Playgroup

10:00am - 11:15am
East Forest Park Branch
Library Location: East Forest Park Branch
Room: EFP Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes & Playgroups
Event Details:

Do you have an infant under 12 months (pre-walker)? Join us for some fun and socializing. Developmentally appropriate toys and materials available for you to use with your child.

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Knot Just Knitters

10:00am - 11:30am
East Springfield Branch
Library Location: East Springfield Branch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch, or crewel, these groups are the place for you.

New members are welcome, and current members are often willing to share their skills. Some yarn and needles can be provided, but donations are always welcome.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Chair Yoga

11:00am - 11:45am
Mason Square Branch
Library Location: Mason Square Branch
Room: MS Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Event Details:

Using gentle stretching while seated, chair yoga allows adults of all abilities to improve flexibility and balance. 

Join us for 45 minutes of chair yoga. Using gentle stretching while seated, chair yoga allows adults of all abilities to improve flexibility and balance. Instructor Cindy Senk, a certified accessible yoga teacher, will lead the class.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Knot Just Knitters

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Mason Square Branch
Library Location: Mason Square Branch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch, or crewel, these groups are the place for you.

New members are welcome, and current members are often willing to share their skills. Some yarn and needles can be provided, but donations are always welcome.

This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Open Sew

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Mason Square Branch
Library Location: Mason Square Branch
Age Group: Tweens, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

Develop your sewing skills, make new friends, and have fun!

This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Gaming Friday

1:00pm - 4:30pm
Forest Park Branch
Library Location: Forest Park Branch
Room: Program Den
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games
Event Details:

Nothing to do before the weekend? Don't want to spend your summer gaming alone? Visit the Forest Park Library and play board game or pick up a Nintendo Switch Joycon and join a Smash tournament. We'll be gaming every Friday this summer!

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Home City Families Playgroup

1:30pm - 2:30pm
East Forest Park Branch
Library Location: East Forest Park Branch
Room: Children's Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytimes & Playgroups
Event Details:

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft and playtime. 

No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. For ages 12 mos. - 6 years, siblings welcome.

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen (and Tween!) Gaming Club

2:00pm - 4:30pm
East Forest Park Branch
Library Location: East Forest Park Branch
Room: Teen Room
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games
Event Details:

Come join us Friday afternoons for board games, puzzles, legos, and crafts!

It's time to start the weekend with some games! We will have a Nintendo Switch running for up to 4 players, board games, cards, and legos available. Light refreshments provided. Tweens and teens ages 9-18 welcome!

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Switch Gaming On Fridays

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Indian Orchard Branch
Library Location: Indian Orchard Branch
Room: IO Community Room
Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Games
Event Details:

Come Switch it up at the library and play your choice of games.

On Fridays we will play Mario Kart, Mario Party and Super Smash Bros Ultimate, on our brand new Switch. Bring your own controllers for 2+ multiplayer games. 3-5pm.

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Campfire Storytime with Ranger Susan

10:00am - 11:00am
Central Library
Library Location: Central Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes & Playgroups
Event Details:

Ranger Susan from the Springfield Armory Museum will lead storytimes with activities.  The themes will be based on Nature, animals and the Outdoors.  

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Stonewall and the Mafia

11:00am - 12:30pm
Central Library
Registration Open
Registration
Library Location: Central Library
Room: CL Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 49
Event Details:

Come join us at the Springfield Central Library for a fascinating event exploring the intersection of the Stonewall uprising and the mafia.

Disclaimer(s)

Registration Optional

Registration for this event is encouraged, but optional.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Discover Role-Playing Games

11:30am - 2:30pm
East Forest Park Branch
Library Location: East Forest Park Branch
Room: EFP Community Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Games
Event Details:

Do you want to explore new worlds, but aren’t sure where to start? Stop by the East Forest Park library on June 22nd for Role-Playing Game Day!

This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Jewelry Making Workshop: Bracelets and Earrings

12:00pm - 2:00pm
Forest Park Branch
Registration Open
Registration
Library Location: Forest Park Branch
Room: Program Den
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:

Design and create your own bracelet and pair of earrings! Choose from a wide array of beads and charms to create unique pieces of jewelry. Try out using specialized tools for jewelry making and learn the basic skills!

Springfield Recovery Cafe Listening Forum

12:45pm - 2:45pm
Mason Square Branch
This is not a library sponsored event.
Library Location: Mason Square Branch
Room: MS Community Room
Purpose of Meeting

hosting a listening forum for members of the Springfield Recovery community to identify needs, barriers and pinpoints in engagement with recovery, healing and whole wellness.

This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Discover Painted Tiles

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sixteen Acres Branch
Library Location: Sixteen Acres Branch
Room: SA Community Room
Age Group: Tweens, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

Design your own tile using stencils and paint on a ceramic tile. You can also bring your own stencil for a four inch tile or free hand a design!

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen RPG Club

2:00pm - 4:30pm
Central Library
Registration Open
Registration
Library Location: Central Library
Room: Teen Area
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Games
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:

Do you love creating stories? Do you imagine yourself the hero in your favorite stories? Do you like games where you tackle a problem as a group? Then table top RPG may be for you!

Disclaimer(s)

Registration Required

Registration for this event is required.

PSL Candidacy Class #8

12:00pm - 2:00pm
Central Library
This is not a library sponsored event.
Library Location: Central Library
Room: CL Community Room
Purpose of Meeting

Educational event for new members of the organization.

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Home City Families Playgroup

10:30am - 11:30am
Indian Orchard Branch
Library Location: Indian Orchard Branch
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytimes & Playgroups
Event Details:

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft and playtime. 

No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. For ages 12 mos. - 6 years, siblings welcome.

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Home City Families: Family Storytime

10:30am - 11:30am
Indian Orchard Branch
Library Location: Indian Orchard Branch
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytimes & Playgroups
Event Details:

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft and playtime. 

No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. For ages 12 mos. - 6 years, siblings welcome.

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Discover Domino Makers Club!

2:00pm - 3:00pm
East Forest Park Branch
Library Location: East Forest Park Branch
Room: EFP Community Room
Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games
Event Details:

Join us to build and create with Dominoes! This program is open to kids in grades 2nd-8th and will teach kids some basic domino-building skills, as well as give them an opportunity to build on their own!

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Code Builders 2.0

2:00pm - 4:30pm
East Forest Park Branch
Library Location: East Forest Park Branch
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Technology
Event Details:

Welcome to Code Builders 2.0 - our all ages, drop-in club where you can explore robotics, coding languages (like Scratch and Python), and even 3D design & printing!

This club is open to aspiring coders of all ages.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Discover Stuffed Animal Sleepover

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Sixteen Acres Branch
Library Location: Sixteen Acres Branch
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes & Playgroups
Event Details:

Bring your favorite doll or stuffed animal, and join us for stories and a snack.  Dolls and stuffed animals are welcome to stay in the library overnight for some summer fun.

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Chess Knights

4:30pm - 6:00pm
Central Library
Library Location: Central Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games
Event Details:

Family friendly chess club for kids to come learn and sharpen their skills in a supportive environment.

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

S.A.N.E Western Mass Writers Meet Up!

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Central Library
Library Location: Central Library
Room: CL Community Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Community Events
Event Details:

SANE, or Support and Accountability in Novel Editing, is a year-round extension group of the NaNoWriMo region of Western Massachusetts.