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July 2016 Classes at the Central Library

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Computer Basics Series

Step 1
Getting Started with Computers:
Thursday, July 7, 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 Haven.

Step 2
Continuing with Computers:
Tuesday, July 12, 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, July 19, 10-11:30 a.m.

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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 assumed. Led by Lisa.

Beyond the Basics

Introduction to Ancestry.com:
Saturday, July 23, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

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Discover your family’s history! See how Ancestry.com can help you find relatives, trace birth, death, and marriage records, and more in this hands-on workshop. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is needed. Led by Donna.

Computer Clinic, Focus on Email:
Monday, July 25, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at East Forest Park Branch

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Do you need an email account, or would you like help organizing your messages and folders? Let a librarian help in this hands-on workshop designed to help you. Good for new and experienced computer users alike. Led by Linda at the East Forest Park Branch Library.

Introduction to Facebook, Twitter, and More:
Tuesday, July 26, 10-11:30 a.m.

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Social media is changing the world! See what it’s all about in this fast-paced presentation on the leading social media websites. Skill with a key-board and a mouse is needed. Led by Anna.



August 2016 Classes at the Central Library

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Computer Basics Series

Step 1
Getting Started with Computers:
Thursday, August 4, 1-2:30 p.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, August 9, 1-2:30 p.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:
Thursday, August 18, 1-2:30 p.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

Introduction to MS Excel:
Thursday, August 25, 1-2:30 p.m.

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Build a basic spreadsheet and see how Microsoft Excel can help you with household budgeting, record keeping, and data organization. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is needed. Led by Anna.

Computer Clinic, Focus on MS Word:
Monday, August 29, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m
East Forest Park Branch

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Learn basic word processing to give your papers and reports style and strength. Topics covered include italics, bold, alignment, highlighting, and more. New and experienced computers users are welcomed. Led by Linda at the East Forest Park Branch Library.



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

No classes scheduled.