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October 2016 Classes at the Central Library

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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.

November 2016 Classes at the Central Library

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Basics Series

Step 1
Getting Started with Computers
Tuesday, November 1, 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 Anna.

Step 2
Continuing with Computers
Tuesday, November 8, 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
Tuesday, November 15, 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 needed. Led by Lisa.

Beyond the Basics

Continuing with the Web
Tuesday, November 22, 1-2:30 p.m.

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Discover what Google cannot find for you, and learn special searching tricks to maximize results. Practice completing online forms and more in this interactive exploration of web services. Skill with a keyboard and a mouse is needed. Led by Donna.

Computer Clinic, Focus on Online Shopping
Monday, November 28, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Led by Linda at the East Forest Park Branch Library

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Just in time for the holidays, learn the basics of safe and effective online shopping. Avoid scams, and find helpful ways to find holiday gifts online in this hands-on workshop.

Help for Jobseekers
Tuesday, November 29, 1-2:30 p.m.

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See what the library can do for you with this review of resources and services for jobseekers. We’ll look at online job advertisements and where to find them, resume templates and formatting, as well as library and area resources that can help you find work. Skill with a key-board 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

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


Small Business & Jobseeking

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



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 programs scheduled.