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Computer Classes


March 2015: Computer Basics at our Branch Libraries

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Something More:

Introduction to Social Media: Do you wonder about Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter? Stop by to see how these popular applications are being used today. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed.
Mason Square, Tuesday, March 31, 11-12:30 p.m. Led by Jeff Sign up online

April 2015: Computer Classes at the Central Library

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Computer Basics Series

Step 1
Getting Started with Computers:
Thursday, April 2, 10-11:30 a.m.

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This hands-on workshop reviews basic keyboarding and mousing, and other introductory parts of the computer to get you comfortably started, plus more. No experience necessary. Led by Karen

Step 2
Continuing with Computers:
Thursday, April 9, 10-11:30 a.m.

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Our step 2 workshop builds on the first by reviewing standard aspects of basic computing including saving, printing, file organization, and more. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed. Led by Alison

Step 3
Introduction to the Web:
Thursday, April 16, 10-11:30 a.m.

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Explore the web and consider standard web conventions to help you find and understand the information you need. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed. Led by Matthew

Beyond the Basics

Continuing with the Web:
Thursday, April 23, 10-11:30 a.m.

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Discover what Google cannot find for you, and learn special searching techniques to maximize your results. Practice completing online forms, and more. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed. Led by Donna

Introduction to Excel:
Thursday, April 30, 10-11:30 a.m
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Build a basic spreadsheet and learn how MS Excel can help you with basic budgeting, record keeping, and data organization. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed. Led by Anna

Something More

Computer Clinic, Focus on Online Shopping:
East Forest Park, Monday, April 27, 1-2 p.m.

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Review and practice safe and effective online shopping skills with Amazon, PayPal, & more. Beginner and experienced computer users welcomed. Led by Linda

These workshops are led using Windows XP Professional and Office 2010.

Attendance Raffle!
Earn a chance to win a $15 gift card for a local retailer for each Hi!Tech workshop you attend. The more Hi!Tech workshops you attend, the greater your chances are to win. Join us, learn, and win! Contact librarian Matthew Jaquith for more details at 413-263-6828, x221.

Classes are held in the computer lab located on the ground level at 220 State St, unless otherwise noted. Use the State Street entrance. All classes are free and open to the general public.

To Register: Use the sign-up links above, or register at the Reference Desk in Wellman Hall at 220 State Street, call 413-263-6828 ext. 213, or e-mail

If you have any questions/suggestions/comments about Hi!Tech @ the Library classes at the Springfield City Library, please contact Matthew at 413-263-6828 ext. 221 or email

Small Business & Jobseeking

The library offers occasional classes and workshops for small businesses, entrepreneurs, and jobseekers. Visit our Resources for Jobseekers page.



The Springfield City Library is a member of the Foundation Center Funding Information Network housed at the Central Library.

Free classes and workshops for the local nonprofit community are offered two to three times per year, and are listed in the online calendar. Email notification of upcoming classes is sent to members of the library’s Funding Information Network mailing list.

Health and Fitness


Family Fit Zumba Class
Saturday, April 11, 12:30-2:00 pm
Mason Square Branch Library

As part of Springfield’s Public Health Month initiative, “Let’s make Springfield the healthiest city in one generation,” the Mason Square Branch will host a free, family-oriented Zumba class with instructor, Victoria Harley. Harley will teach Zumba basics and emphasize the importance of staying active as a family.

Participants will receive a healthy snacks recipe booklet at the end of class.

Children under seven must be accompanied by an adult.