Free Classes and Workshops
May 2015: Computer Classes at the Central Library
Introduction to MS Publisher:
Thursday, May 28, 1-2:30 p.m.
Sign up online
Create attractive flyers, brochures, and more with this popular desktop publishing software. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed. Led by Donna
June 2015: Computer Classes at our Branches
The Basics in three parts:
Getting Started with Computers:
This hands-on workshop reviews basic keyboarding and mousing, and other introductory parts of the computer to get you comfortably started.
• Mason Square, Monday, June 1, 2-3:30 p.m. Led by Karen Sign up online
• East Springfield, Thursday, June 11, 10:30-noon Led by Kerry & Sarah Sign up online
Continuing with Computers:
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.
• Mason Square, Monday, June 8, 2-3:30 p.m. Led by Karen Sign up online
• East Springfield, Thursday, June 18, 10:30-noon Led by Kerry & Sarah Sign up online
Introduction to the Web:
Explore the web and explore standard web conventions to help you better find the information you need. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed.
• Mason Square, Monday, June 15, 2-3:30 p.m. Led by Caitlin Sign up online
• East Springfield, Thursday, June 25, 10:30-noon Led by Kerry & Sarah Sign up online
Beyond the Basics:
Computer Clinic, Focus on Email:
Create a new email account, or learn how to better manage your existing one. Beginner and experienced computer users are welcomed.
• East Forest Park, Monday, June 22, 1-2 p.m. Led by Linda Sign up online
Introduction to Word:
Practice word processing in this hands-on workshop. Learn standard aspect of formatting and style including bold, italics, pagination, spacing, and more. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed.
• Mason Square, Monday, June 29, 2-3:30 p.m. Led by Matthew Sign up online
Computers for Jobseekers:
The library has some excellent computer resources designed especially for jobseekers. This workshop introduces their special features, and will help jobseekers improve their chances for finding work.
• East Springfield, Tuesday, June 30, 10:30 a.m.-noon Led by Kerry & Sarah Sign up online
One-on-One Sessions Available! You can schedule a one-on-one computer tutoring session with Peggy at the Indian Orchard Branch Library for help with basic computer skills. Call her during regular library hours to review that service, and to make that appointment at 413-263-6846.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
No scheduled programs.