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September 2016 Classes at Read/Write/Now

All classes, except on September 26, will be held at the Read/Write/Now Center at the Library Express at Pine Point

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BASICS SERIES

Step 1
Getting Started with Computers:
Wednesday, September 7 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. at the Read/Write/Now Center

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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, September 14 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. at the Read/Write/Now Center

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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 needed.

Step 3
Introduction to the Web:
Wednesday, September 21 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. at the Read/Write/Now Center

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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 needed.

BEYOND THE BASICS

Computer Clinic, Focus on Resumes:
Monday, September 26 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at East Forest Park Branch Library

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Learn how to create a resume or edit an existing one in this hands-on workshop.

Introduction to Word:
Wednesday, September 28 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. at the Read/Write/Now Center

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Develop skill with basic word processing in this useful workshop. Whether writing emails, letters, resumes, reports, or memos this workshop can help you create professional-looking correspondence and documents. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is needed.



October 2016 Classes at the Central Library

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Basics Series

Step 1
Getting Started with Computers:
Tuesday, October 4, 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 Matthew.

Step 2
Continuing with Computers:
Tuesday, October 11, 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, October 18, 10-11:30 a.m.

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Develop the skills 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

Computer Clinic, Focus on MS Word:
Monday, October 24, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., East Forest Park Branch

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Learn basic word processing and editing to give your paper documents style and strength. New and experienced computers users are welcomed. Led by Linda at the East Forest Park Branch Library.

Introduction to MS Publisher:
Tuesday, October 25, 10-11:30 a.m.

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Learn the basics of desktop publishing to make colorful brochures, advertisements, calendars, and more. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is needed. Led by Donna.

Introduction to MS PowerPoint:
Saturday, October 29, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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Jazz up your presentations with PowerPoint. Good for students, public speakers, and anyone looking to deepen their computer skills. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is needed. Led by Matthew.


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

CAN

Can: A Documentary about Living with Mental Illness

Wednesday, October 5, 6:30 pm
Sixteen Acres Branch Library

Mental illness affects millions of Americans in subtle and profound ways. In support of National Mental Health Awareness Week, the Sixteen Acres Branch Library is hosting a free showing of the award-winning documentary Can, a gripping film that describes the puzzling effects of bipolar disease. Although the documentary is about a Vietnamese person’s determined struggle with the disease, the debilitating effects of bipolar disease are an equal opportunity disorder affecting people of all races, ethnic groups, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library.