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August Classes

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Computer Clinic, Focus on Online Shopping:
This open session starts with a 20-minute lesson on safe online shopping, and then proceeds to free exploration or guided instruction as needed. East Forest Park, Monday, August 31, 1-2 p.m. led by Linda Sign up online


September Classes at the Branches

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The Basics in three parts:

Step 1:
Getting Started with Computers:
This hands-on workshop reviews basic keyboarding, mousing, and other introductory parts of the computer to get you comfortably started.

Step 2:
Continuing with Computers:
Our step 2 workshop builds on the first by reviewing standard aspects of basic computing including saving, printing, file organization, and more. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed.

Step 3:
Introduction to the Web:
Explore the web and review standard web conventions to help you better find the information you need. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed.

Beyond the Basics:

Computers for Jobseekers:
The library has some excellent computer resources designed especially for jobseekers. This workshop introduces their special features, and will help jobseekers improve their chances for finding work. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed.

  • East Springfield, Wednesday, September 23, 10-11:30 a.m. Sign up online

Computer Clinic, Focus on Email:
Create a new email account, or learn how to better manage your existing one. Beginner & experienced computer users are welcomed.

Introduction to Excel:
Excel, the leading spreadsheet software, can help you manage household and small business budgets, membership lists, and much more. This workshop covers the basics of spreadsheet formulas, formatting, and data entry. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed.

  • East Springfield, Wednesday, September 30, 10-11:30 a.m. Sign up online

October Classes at the Central Library

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Computer Basics Series

Step 1
Getting Started with Computers:

This hands-on workshop reviews basic keyboarding and mousing, and other introductory parts of the computer to get you comfortably started, plus more. No experience necessary.
Thursday, October 1, 1-2:30 p.m. Led by Haven Sign up online

Step 2
Continuing with Computers:

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.
Tuesday, October 6, 1-2:30 p.m. Led by Alison Sign up online

Step 3
Introduction to the Web:

Explore the web and consider standard web conventions to help you find and understand the information you need. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed.
Thursday, October 8, 1-2:30 p.m. Led by Matthew Sign up online


Beyond the Basics

Introduction to Word:
Learn basic aspects of word processing in this hands-on workshop to help you create and edit standard text documents. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed.
Thursday, October 15, 1-2:30 p.m. Led by Chris Sign up online

Introduction to PowerPoint:
Add style and pizzazz to your presentations with this powerful and popular program. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed.
Saturday, October 17, 1-3:30 p.m. Led by Matthew Sign up online

Continuing with the Web:
Discover what Google cannot find for you, and learn special searching techniques to maximize your results. Practice competing online forms, and more. Skill with a keyboard/mouse is assumed.
Thursday, October 22, 1-2:30 p.m. Led by Donna Sign up online

Computer Clinic, Focus on Resumes:
Create a resume using word processing templates, and upload your completed resume to potential employees online. Good for new or experienced computer users.
Monday, October 26, 1-2 p.m. Led by Linda at East Forest Park Sign up online

Introduction to Social Media:
Enjoy an introduction to the leading social media websites including Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed.
Thursday, October 29, 1-2:30 p.m. Led by Anna Sign up online



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!

One-on-One Sessions Available: 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

No scheduled programs.