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June 2016 Classes at the Branches

COMPUTER BASICS SERIES

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Step 1
Getting Started with Computers:

Wednesday, June 1 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. Read/Write/Now Computer Lab
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Thursday, June 9 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. East Springfield Branch Library
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This hands-on workshop reviews basic keyboarding and mousing and more to get you comfortably started. No experience is necessary.

Step 2
Continuing with Computers:

Wednesday, June 8 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. Read/Write/Now Center
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Thursday, June 16 from 10 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. East Springfield Branch Library
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Our step 2 workshop reviews basic aspects of computing including saving, printing, file organization and editing, and more. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed.

Step 3
Introduction to the Web:

Wednesday, June 15 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. Read/Write/Now Center
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Thursday, June 23 from 10 a.m.-12:00 p.m. East Springfield Branch Library
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Develop the skill you need to explore and use the web confidently and competently. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed.

BEYOND THE BASICS

The ability to use a keyboard and a mouse is needed for these workshops.
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Computer Clinic, Focus on Excel:
Monday, June 20 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. East Forest Park Branch Library
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Learn the basics of spreadsheets to help you with home accounting, mailing lists, and more. This workshop is perfect for jobseekers, small business owners, and others.

Continuing with the Web:
Wednesday, June 22 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. Read/Write/Now Computer Lab
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Discover what Google cannot find for you, and learn special searching tricks to maximize your results. Practice completing online forms, and more in this interactive exploration of web services.

Introduction to Word:
Wednesday, June 29 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. Read/Write/Now Computer Lab
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Practice basic word processing to give your papers and reports style and strength. Skills covered include centering, bold, alignment, cursor control, and more.


To register please visit any Springfield City Library branch and speak with a librarian, call 413-263-6828, x213, or sign up online.

July 2016 Classes at the Central Library

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Computer Basics Series

Step 1
Getting Started with Computers:
Thursday, July 7, 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. No experience necessary. Led by Haven.

Step 2
Continuing with Computers:
Tuesday, July 12, 10-11:30 a.m.

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Our step 2 workshop builds on the first by reviewing basic aspects of 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:
Tuesday, July 19, 10-11:30 a.m.

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Develop the skill you need to explore and use the web confidently and competently. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed. Led by Lisa.

Beyond the Basics

Introduction to Ancestry.com:
Saturday, July 23, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

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Discover your family’s history! See how Ancestry.com can help you find relatives, trace birth, death, and marriage records, and more in this hands-on workshop. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is needed. Led by Donna.

Computer Clinic, Focus on Email:
Monday, July 25, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at East Forest Park Branch

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Do you need an email account, or would you like help organizing your messages and folders? Let a librarian help in this hands-on workshop designed to help you. Good for new and experienced computer users alike. Led by Linda at the East Forest Park Branch Library.

Introduction to Facebook, Twitter, and More:
Tuesday, July 26, 10-11:30 a.m.

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Social media is changing the world! See what it’s all about in this fast-paced presentation on the leading social media websites. Skill with a key-board and a mouse is needed. Led by Anna.


Classes are held in the Central Library’s Computer Lab which is on the ground level unless otherwise noted. All 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.

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!



Mason Square Branch

Book a Librarian at Mason Square Branch!

For assistance with basic computing, job searching, homework, resume writing, trouble-shooting your computer, or just figuring out how to use your gosh-darn smart phone.

To reserve a one-on-one session, speak with Caitlin, Mason Square’s adult reference librarian. She can be reached at the branch’s reference desk or by phone at 413-263-6853.


Indian Orchard Dome

One-on-One Sessions Available at Indian Orchard Branch: 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.


If you have any questions, suggestions, or comments about Hi!Tech, please contact Matthew at 413-263-6828 ext. 221 or email him at 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

Heroin Cape Cod, USA Documentary Showing

Monday, June 20, 2016 from 6-7:45 p.m. at Sixteen Acres Branch Library
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Heroin Cape Cod, USA is an informative, frank account of the skyrocketing use of opiate drugs in America. Health statistics indicate that deaths caused by opiates have quadrupled in America since 2001. Massachusetts had 1,379 deaths due to drug overdoses in 2015 according to the Massachusetts Department of Health. This honest film shatters the myth that heroin abuse is an exclusive inner city problem by zeroing in on drug abuse in the affluent, bucolic section of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The HBO film claims that a staggering “85 percent of the crimes on The Cape are opiate-related.” Eight drug addicts talk candidly about their overpowering habit and the crimes they commit to feed their drug craving. Some talk about the expensive, revolving door of detox and incarceration. Still loving, but stressed-out parents talk about the tremendous financial and emotional toll that a drug addicted daughter or son causes their family. The Honorable U.S. Representative Richard Neal’s office was instrumental in enabling the Sixteen Acres Branch Library to secure a copy of this HBO DVD for showing.

Here’s a news videoclip about opiate addiction from Channel 22 News.

Sixteen Acres Neighborhood Watch Coordinator and substance abuse counselor Michael Harrigan from the Hampden County Sheriff’s office will be at the program to answer audience questions.

An audience discussion will follow the film.