Digital Skills for Job Seekers

Register for an online Digital Skills for Job Seekers class series.

ONLINE VIA ZOOM

CREATING RESUMES
Wednesday July 22 | 11 AM – 12 pM | Adults 18+

Librarian Linda Grodofsky leads a video workshop and discussion on how to make and update your resume. With tools from the Public Library Association’s Digital Skills Toolkit, and sponsorship from Grow with Google this interactive and timely workshop can help job seekers strengthen their position in the job market.

The session will include an overview of MassHire’s services for jobseekers by Konrad Rogowski, Director of Career Services.

ONLINE JOB SEARCHING
Wednesday July 29 | 11 AM – 12 pM | Adults 18+

Librarian Matthew Jaquith leads a video workshop and discussion on job searching online. With tools from the Public Library Association’s Digital Skills Toolkit, and sponsorship from Grow with Google this interactive and timely workshop can help job seekers strengthen their position in the job market.

The July 29th session will include an overview of Dress for Success’ jobseeker services by a representative from that local agency.

APPLYING FOR JOBS ONLINE
Wednesday August 5 | 11 AM – 12 pM | Adults 18+

Librarian Linda Grodofsky leads a video workshop and discussion on applying for jobs online. With tools from the Public Library Association’s Digital Skills Toolkit, and sponsorship from Grow with Google this interactive and timely workshop can help job seekers strengthen their position in the job market.


You may sign-up for individual classes or the whole series.  Please register by at least one week in advance of each class.

Please register by contacting
Linda Grodofsky at lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org or call 413-263-6836,
or
Matthew Jaquith at mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org or call 413-263-6828, ext. 221.

Participants will need access to the internet with a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Each class will include video, discussion, and a special guest speaker involved with employment and career exploration.


This series is made possible by a Libraries Lead with Digital Skills grant from the American Library Association, Public Library Association, and Grow with Google.  Virtual classes will be offered with tools provided by digitallearn.org, curated by Springfield librarians.


Press release about the grant can be seen here.

LEGO Clubs

LEGO enthusiasts let your imagination run wild! Drop in for freestyle building and browse the library’s many LEGO themed books. | Children

East Forest Park Branch, Children’s Room
Every Day | Open Hours | Ages 5-12
Drop in any time we’re open for freestyle building, meeting new friends, and browsing the library’s many Lego-themed books. Name your creation and display it in our Children’s Room. Ideal for children ages 5-12, but all are welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Indian Orchard Branch
Tuesdays | 3:30-5:00 PM | Children
Let your imagination run wild!

Library Express at Pine Point Branch
Wednesdays | 5:00-5:45 PM | Ages 5-10
Join us on Wednesday each week as we have fun while strengthening creativity and engineering skills with LEGOs. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Sixteen Acres Branch
Mondays | 1:00-5:00 PM | Ages 5-10
Drop in for freestyle building, meeting new friends, and browsing the library’s many Lego-themed books. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Minecraft Clubs

Build, play, and create – and battle zombies, of course! | Children

Library Express at Pine Point
Every Friday, from 1:30 – 4:30 PM | Ages 8 and up

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. This club meets every week.

Indian Orchard Branch
Every Saturday, from 12 – 2:30 PM | Ages 8 and up

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space is limited to 8 participants so come early.

 

BYOB, a Book Discussion Group

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads. Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres. | Adults

Library Express at Pine Point
Second and fourth Wednesday of the month, starting at 10 – 12 PM

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads at this lively and long-running book group, and gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres. We’re always open to new members – join us! For more information, contact Ann Keefe at 413-263-6828 ext 294 or by email at akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org.

East Springfield Branch
First Wednesday of the month, from 12 – 1:30 PM

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads at this lively book group. Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres. We’re always open to new members – join us! For more information, contact the branch at 413-263-6840.

 

Free Citizenship Classes

The Read/Write/Now Center is accepting reservations for free citizenship classes.

Library Express at Pine Point

A new round of Free Citizenship Classes will be starting soon. The Read/Write/Now Center will provide the study materials and instructional support. Please contact Janet Kelly for more information at 413-263-6839 or email jkelly@springfieldlibrary.org

These classes are brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.