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Hi!Tech – Computer Basics Series – August

All of these workshops will be at the Central Library, Computer Lab.

Step 3 – Introduction to the Web:
Tuesday, August 21, 10-11:30 a.m.

Develop the skill you need to explore and use the web confidently and competently in this interactive and hands-on workshop . Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is needed.

Step 4 – Continuing with the Web:
Tuesday, August 28, 10-11:30 a.m.

See how cloud computing and the deep web can help you succeed in the modern world, and review other aspects of web services like downloads, streaming, online forms, and more to help you get the edge. Completion of the Basics Series or the equivalent is needed for success workshop.



Hi!Tech – Computer Basics Series – September

All of these workshops will be held at the Library Express and Read|Write|Now Center. Registration Opens August 15.

Step 1 – Getting Started with Computers:
Wednesday, September 5, 1:30–3:00 p.m.

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, September 12, 1:30–3:00 p.m.

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.

Step 3 – Introduction to the Web:
Wednesday, September 19, 1:30–3:00 p.m.

Develop the skill you need to explore and use the web confidently and competently in this interactive and hands-on workshop . Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is needed.

Beyond the Basics

Introduction to Microsoft Word:
Wednesday, September 26 | 1:30–3:00 p.m.

Having good word processing skills is fundamental to achieving success with the computer. This workshop reviews the most popular word processing program, Microsoft Word, to help you sharpen your formatting and editing skills. Skill with a keyboard and mouse is needed for success in this workshop.



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To Register: Use the sign-up links above, or register at any Springfield City Library branch and speak with a librarian,
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!

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


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Introduction to Microsoft Office – August

This workshop will be at the Central Library, Computer Lab.

Introduction to Excel
Saturday, August 25, 10 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

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 hands-on workshop. Coffee and donuts compliments of the Friends of the Library. 18+


Book A Librarian
Librarians are available for one-on-one sessions for adults ages 18+

One-on-One Computer Tutoring

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

Librarian are available for one-on-one sessions to help with your computer needs. To schedule an appointment, call or visit the Springfield City Library location most convenient to you.

Librarians are available for one-on-one sessions to help with:

  • Resumes
  • Cover Letters
  • Online Applications
  • Essay Submissions
  • Setting up Email Accounts
  • Basic Proofreading
  • Using eBooks
  • Using the Library’s Online Movies & Music
  • Using Social Media

This service is available to adults ages 18+. To schedule an appointment, call or visit any of our nine Springfield City Library locations.





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Career & Job Seekers’ Help


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




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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.

Celebrating Small Business and Entrepreneurship in Springfield – October

Have you been looking for a way to connect with local small business and entrepreneur resources? Come to the Springfield City Library during our 2-week series to learn more about organizations such as SBA, SCORE, Valley Venture Mentors and more. For more information and to register visit the list of events happening October 15-October 26.




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Writing Workshops


Write-Up Springfield!
Central Library, Community Room, September 8, October 13, and November 10 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Calling all creative writers! A new group has started to workshop your writing, and network on creative writing opportunities, techniques, and styles The group meets once a month, and always welcomes new members. Funding provided by the Friends of the Library. 18+