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Introduction to Microsoft Office

The ability to use a keyboard and mouse is needed for this workshop.

Introduction to Excel
Saturday, November 25 from 10-12 p.m.
Central Library Computer Lab

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Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel, the world’s leading desktop spreadsheet. Excel is used both at home and in the office to help with a wide range of personal and business management services including basic bookkeeping and accounting, to maintaining mailing lists and more. Skill with a keyboard and mouse is needed for success in this adult workshop. Light refreshments, compliments of the Friends of the Library, will be provided. led by Anna

Hi!Tech: Computer Basic Series

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All four of these workshops will be held in the Central Library’s Computer Lab. Registration opens December 1st.

Step 1:
Tuesday, January 9 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Getting Started with Computers: This hands-on workshop reviews basic keyboarding and mousing, and more to get you comfortably started. No experience is necessary. led by Anna

Step 2:
Tuesday, January 16 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Continuing with Computers: 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 needed. led by Alison

Step 3:
Tuesday, January 23 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Introduction to the Web: Develop the skill you need to explore and use the web confidently and competently. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is needed. led by Lisa

Hi!Tech: Beyond The Basics

Tuesday, January 30 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Use Email Like a Pro: Do you need help with your email account? From organizing folders and sending an attachment to working with downloads and more, this workshop can help you use email effectively and efficiently. led by Linda

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 Note: Registration opens in December for January classes.

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!

Questions: 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

One-on-One Computer Tutoring

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Please note that these sessions cannot replicate Hi!Tech computer classes. They’re ideal if you want to go over how to format a resume in Microsoft Word, if you’d like to set up an email account on your smart phone, or if you want help doing research for a school project. They’re not, however, what you’re looking for if you’re trying to learn how to use computers or Microsoft Office from scratch.

Book a Librarian at the Mason Square Branch Library

For one-on-one assistance with basic computing, job searching, homework, resume writing, trouble-shooting your computer, or just figuring out how to use different features on your smart phone, call for help from the Mason Square Branch Library. To reserve a half-hour session speak with Caitlin, Mason Square’s adult reference librarian, at the branch’s reference desk, or by phone at 413-263-6853.

Book a Librarian at the Indian Orchard Branch Library

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 an appointment at 413-263-6846.




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Career & Job Seekers’ Help


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

Ready to Work: Microsoft Office and Job Seeker Workshop Series

Thursday, December 7, December 14, and December 21
Central Library

Looking for a new job? Want to increase your computer skills? Looking to impress during an interview?

The Springfield City Library is partnering with the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department’s Workforce Team to provide a free two-part training program for jobseekers featuring Microsoft Office classes and job seeker workshops.

Held on three consecutive Thursdays in December, the Microsoft Office classes are scheduled in the Central Library Computer Lab from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and the job seeker workshops are scheduled in the community room from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. A light lunch will be served between sessions.

Registrants should plan to attend all sessions. Those who complete the program will receive a certificate and a referral for a either a free suit or interview outfit, courtesy of Suit Up Springfield or Dress for Success.

Click HERE for more information.




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Business & 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.