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Computer Classes at the Central Library

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July 2014 at the Central Library

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Getting Started with Computers:
Tuesday, July 1 10-11:30 a.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 Haven.


Continuing with Computers:
Tuesday, July 8 10-11:30 a.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 Matthew.


Introduction to the Web:
Thursday, July 10 10-11:30 a.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:
Thursday, July 17 10-11:30 a.m.
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Social media is changing 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.


Introduction to Publisher:
Thursday, July 24 10-11:30 a.m.
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Learn the basics of home-based desktop publishing in this hands-on workshop. Explore Publisher’s powerful templates to help you make professional-looking brochures. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed. Led by Donna.


Computer Clinic, Focus on Online Shopping:
Monday, July 28 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 online shopping, and then is opened to questions and free exploration. Beginners and experienced computer users are welcomed.


Introduction to Excel:
Thursday, July 31 10-11:30 a.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 spreadsheets, formulas, and data entry. Basic computer knowledge is assumed. Led by Emma.



August 2014 at the Central Library

August 2014 Flyer

Getting Started with Computers:
Monday, August 4, 6-7:30 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 Haven.

Continuing with Computers:
Wednesday, August 6, 6-7:30 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 Matthew.

Introduction to the Web:
Wednesday, August 13, 6-7:30 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 Word:
Wednesday, August 20, 6-7:30 p.m.
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Learn word processing basics in this hands-on work-shop. Standard features like highlighting, 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 Linda.

Computer Clinic, Focus on Word Processing:
Monday, August 25, 1-2:00 p.m. ~~ Special Location ~~
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Do you have a question about using a computer whether it be email, resumes, 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 Ancestry.com:
Wednesday, August 27, 6-7:15 p.m.
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Want to learn more about your family history? See how Ancestry.com can help you find relatives, trace birth, death, and marriage records, and more in this hands-on workshop. Discover your family’s history, and share what you learn with the rest of your clan! Basic familiarity with the web and use of a mouse is assumed. Led by Donna.


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.





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Cyber Café

Mason Square Branch
Friday, August 15, 11 am – 1 pm

Friday, August 29, 11 am – 1 pm

Are you getting better at using the computer, but still hitting the occasional snag? Or maybe you’re learning a new program? Formatting a resume? Trying to figure out if a tablet is best for you? Interested in the library’s free version of Netflix?

Come down to Mason Square for our Cyber Cafe!

The library will be open early to computer users only. Come work on a project, set up an e-mail address, or try using one of our Mac laptops or iPads. The branch’s two reference librarians will aid patrons with any questions they might have and will also demonstrate hoopla, the library’s new free video and music streaming service.

Coffee and pastries will be served.




Small Business & Jobseeking

The library offers occasional classes and workshops for small businesses, entrepreneurs, and jobseekers. Watch this space for upcoming programs.


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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.