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Computer Classes at the Central Library

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April 2014
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Getting Started with Computers:
Thursday, April 3 1-2:30 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 comfortable with computers. No experience is necessary. Led by Haven.

Continuing with Computers:
Tuesday, April 8 1-2:30 p.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 Anna.

Introduction to the Web:
Thursday, April 10 1-2:30 p.m.
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Explore the web and how it is set-up by looking at popular websites, reviewing key web terms and services, as well as learning basic web navigation and effective searching. Experience with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed. Led by Jean.

Introduction to Word:
Thursday, April 17 1-2:30 p.m.
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Learn word processing basics in this hands-on work-shop. Standard features like italics, 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 Chris.

Introduction to PowerPoint:
Saturday, April 19 1-3:30 p.m.
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Part slide-show and part animated outline, PowerPoint enhances presentations with organization and style. Learn how to choose templates, manipulate text, insert images, and more in this hands-on class. Basic computer knowledge is assumed. Led by Matthew.

Introduction to Excel:
Thursday, April 24 1-2:30 p.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.

Computer Clinic at East Forest Park
Monday, April 28 1-2:00 p.m. ~~ Special Location ~~
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Do you have a computer question, whether it is email, word processing, or something you saw on the web? Do you want to learn the computer but don’t know where to begin? Drop by the East Forest Park Branch Library and meet with Linda to have your questions addressed, or to start anew. New and experienced computer users are welcomed.



May 2014

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Getting Started with Computers
Thursday, May 1, 1-2:30 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
Tuesday, May 6 1-2:30 p.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 Peggy.

Introduction to the Web
Tuesday, May 13 1-2:30 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, services including email, practicing effective searching, and more. Experience with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed. Led by Matthew.

Computer Clinic, Focus on Resumes
Monday, May 19 1-2:00 p.m. ~~ Special Location: East Forest Park
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Drop by the East Forest Park Branch Library and meet with Linda for help with formatting your resume. Linda will demonstrate easy and effective computer tools for making a professional-looking resume, and will be available for questions and answers about this and any other computer questions you may have. New and experienced computer users are welcomed.

Continuing with the Web
Tuesday, May 20 1-2:30 p.m.
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Explore the deep web and discover what Google cannot find for you. Learn special searching tricks to maximize your search results, take a tour of eBooks, review online forms, and more. Experience with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed, and completion of Introduction to the Web is recommended. Led by Donna.

Intermediate Word
Tuesday, May 27 1-2:30 p.m.
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This hands-on workshop quickly reviews basic word processing skills, and explores some other more complex ones too such as adding page numbers, changing spacing, working with images, tables, and more. Experience with a keyboard and a mouse is assumed. Led by Matthew.



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.



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.





Ask a Lawyer

The Hampden County Bar Association holds occasional question and answer sessions on legal queries. Watch this space for the next program.

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Yoga and Fitness

Yoga for You!
Wednesdays, January – June, 2014 (mostly 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month), 1:30-2:30 p.m.
(January 29, February 12 & 26, March 12 & 26, April 9 & 23, May 14 & 28, June 11)

Forest Park Branch Library Community Room
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Limber up and watch the stress melt away! Join your friends and neighbors in this introduction to hatha yoga, a gentle yet strengthening exercise of postures and flowing sequences. Good for new practitioners as well as more experienced yogis, these workshops are a great way to stay fit, build coordination, and relax. Yoga for You! is led by Carleen Sarno, an experienced and popular yoga teacher here in Hampden County.


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Zumba
Brightwood Branch
First and third Tuesdays, 5:15 – 6:15 pm (April 1, 15, May 6, 20, June 3, 17, July 1, 15

Zumba is a dance fitness program. Zumba’s choreography and music incorporates hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue, reggaeton, flamenco, tango, mambo and martial arts. Squats and lunges are also included. The exercises include music with fast and slow rhythms, as well as resistance training. Classes will be taught for appropriate levels of age and exertion. Zumba is for everyone!

Susan Flores, a 3-year licensed Zumba instructor, will teach these hour-long fitness programs. She is well known throughout Springfield and surrounding areas for her fitness programs.