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Computer Classes

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January 2015: Computer Classes at the Central Library

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Getting Started with Computers:
Tuesday, January 6, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
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This hands-on workshop for computer novices reviews basic keyboarding and mousing, and introduces other introductory parts of the computer to get you comfortably started. No experience is necessary. Led by Karen.


Continuing with Computers:
Thursday, January 8, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
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This hands-on workshop builds on Getting Started with Computers by reviewing additional aspects of basic computing including icons, files, saving, standard applications, and more. Experience with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed, and completion of Getting Started with Computers is recommended. Led by Alison.


Introduction to the Web:
Tuesday, January 13, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
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Explore the web and how it is set-up by looking at popular websites; reviewing key web terms, navigation, and services including email; practicing effective searching, and more. Experience with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed. Led by Matthew.

Introduction to Social Media:
Tuesday, January 20, 1-2:30 p.m.
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Social media has changed the web and the ways we do business and socialize. Come see what the excitement is all about and explore three of the web’s leading social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed. Led by Anna.

Computer Clinic, Focus on Word Processing:
Monday, January 26, 1-2:00 p.m. ~~ Special Location ~~
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Do you have a question about using a computer whether it be email, word processing, or something you saw on the web? Drop by the East Forest Park Branch Library and let Linda help you. The workshop begins with a twenty-minute overview of word processing, and then is opened to questions and free exploration. Beginners and experienced computer users are welcomed.

Introduction to Publisher:
Tuesday, January 27, 1-2:30 p.m.
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Learn the basics of home-based desktop publishing in this hands-on workshop. Explore MS Publisher’s powerful templates to help you make professional-looking handouts. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed. Led by Donna.


February 2015: Computer Classes at the Central Library

Download our flyer

Getting Started with Computers:
Tuesday, February 3, 1-2:30 p.m.
Sign up online
This hands-on workshop for computer novices reviews basic keyboarding and mousing, and introduces other basic parts of the computer to get you comfortably started. No experience is necessary. Led by Karen.

Continuing with Computers:
Thursday, February 5, 1-2:30 p.m.
Sign up online
This hands-on workshop builds on Getting Started with Computers by reviewing additional aspects of basic computing including icons, files, saving, standard applications, and more. Experience with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed, and completion of Getting Started with Computers is recommended. Led by Alison.

Introduction to the Web:
Thursday, February 12, 1-2:30 p.m.
Sign up online
Explore the web and how it is set up by looking at popular websites; reviewing key web terms, navigation, and services including email; practicing effective searching, and more. Experience with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed. Led by Matthew.

Computer Clinic, Focus on Email:
Wednesday, February 18, 1-2:00 p.m. ~~ Special Location ~~
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Do you have a question about using a computer but do not know whom to ask? Drop by the East Forest Park Branch Library and let Linda help you. The workshop begins with a twenty-minute overview of email, and then is opened to questions and free exploration. Beginners and experienced computer users are welcomed.

Introduction to Word:
Thursday, February 19, 1-2:30 p.m.
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Learn word processing basics in this hands-on workshop. Standard features like italics, bold, font, and pitch size will be covered as well as more complicated features such as copy and paste, etc. Experience with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed. Led by Chris.

Introduction to Excel:
Thursday, February 26, 1-2:30 p.m.
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Excel can help manage household and small business budgets and with creating address books, membership lists, and much more. This class covers the basics of spreadsheets, formulas, and data entry. Basic computer knowledge is assumed. Led by Anna.


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 askalibrarian@springfieldlibrary.org.

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 mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org.



Small Business & Jobseeking

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


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Nonprofits

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


No scheduled classes.