Digital Skills for Job Seekers

Register for an online Digital Skills for Job Seekers class series.

ONLINE VIA ZOOM

CREATING RESUMES
Wednesday July 22 | 11 AM – 12 pM | Adults 18+

Librarian Linda Grodofsky leads a video workshop and discussion on how to make and update your resume. With tools from the Public Library Association’s Digital Skills Toolkit, and sponsorship from Grow with Google this interactive and timely workshop can help job seekers strengthen their position in the job market.

The session will include an overview of MassHire’s services for jobseekers by Konrad Rogowski, Director of Career Services.

ONLINE JOB SEARCHING
Wednesday July 29 | 11 AM – 12 pM | Adults 18+

Librarian Matthew Jaquith leads a video workshop and discussion on job searching online. With tools from the Public Library Association’s Digital Skills Toolkit, and sponsorship from Grow with Google this interactive and timely workshop can help job seekers strengthen their position in the job market.

The July 29th session will include an overview of Dress for Success’ jobseeker services by a representative from that local agency.

APPLYING FOR JOBS ONLINE
Wednesday August 5 | 11 AM – 12 pM | Adults 18+

Librarian Linda Grodofsky leads a video workshop and discussion on applying for jobs online. With tools from the Public Library Association’s Digital Skills Toolkit, and sponsorship from Grow with Google this interactive and timely workshop can help job seekers strengthen their position in the job market.


You may sign-up for individual classes or the whole series.  Please register by at least one week in advance of each class.

Please register by contacting
Linda Grodofsky at lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org or call 413-263-6836,
or
Matthew Jaquith at mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org or call 413-263-6828, ext. 221.

Participants will need access to the internet with a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Each class will include video, discussion, and a special guest speaker involved with employment and career exploration.


This series is made possible by a Libraries Lead with Digital Skills grant from the American Library Association, Public Library Association, and Grow with Google.  Virtual classes will be offered with tools provided by digitallearn.org, curated by Springfield librarians.


Press release about the grant can be seen here.

Knot Just Knitters

Grab some needles and yarn, then come join us! Newcomers always welcome. | Adults

NOTE: While the Library is closed and programming is suspended, please join our Facebook group for Knot Just Knitters! Click and answer a few quick questions to be approved. We hope to see you in the group soon!

Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or crewel, this is the place for you. New members are welcome and current members are willing to teach their skills. Some yarn and needles are provided, but donations of such items will always be welcome. Many of the finished items are donated to charitable causes. Coffee and tea will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Indian Orchard
Every Monday, from 1-3 PM
For more information, call Tricia at 413-263-6840

Sixteen Acres
Every Wednesday, from 1-3 PM
For more information, call the Branch at 413-263-6858

Central LibraryCommunity Room
Every Thursday, from 12-2 PM
For more information, call Matthew at 413-263-6828, x221

East Springfield
Every Friday, from 10 AM – 12 PM
For more information, call Tricia at 413-263-6840

Mason Square
Every Friday, from 1-2:30 PM
For more information, call the Branch at 413-263-6853

East Forest Park
Every Friday, from 1-2:30 PM
For more information, call the Branch at 413-263-6836

Forest Park
Every Saturday, from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
For more information, call the Branch at 413-263-6843

Books & Brew Book Club

Cure your mid-week blues with a lively book discussion. | Adults

NOTE: While the Library is closed and programming is suspended, please join our online Book & Brew meetings! To register or join the email list for this group, contact Kat Good-Schiff at kgood-schiff@springfieldlibrary.org.

East Forest Park Branch
First Wednesday of the month, starting at 6:00 PM | Adults

Cure your mid-week blues with a lively book discussion. Library copies of each month’s book are available for checkout at the East Forest Park Branch. Adults.

No sign up is required, however, please email Kat at kgood-schiff@springfieldlibrary.org if you have any questions.

 

Teen Advisory Boards

Would you like to make changes at the library? Join one of our Teen Advisory Boards and share your ideas. | Teens

East Forest Park
If interested, please contact 413-263-6836.

East Springfield Branch
Teen Advisory Board
Teens, shouldn’t you have a say in what your library does? We want you to join our Teen Advisory Board. Share ideas about improving library programming and events and give input on  material selection. Talk about your ideas to make the library a better place. Come and enjoy refreshments while you meet new friends, and make your voice heard.

Sixteen Acres Branch
Teen Readers Advisory Panel
Last Tuesday of the month, from 4:30 – 5:45 PM | Ages 13-19

Here’s your chance to meet regularly to share ideas about improving library programming for your age group, plan events, give input for materials selection and other fun activities. Light refreshments will be served.  If interested, please fill in this online application below or contact the young adult reference librarian.

Application for the Teen Readers Advisory Panel (TRAP) - Sixteen Acres
Please read the Teen Advisory Information Sheet before completing the form. Thank you.

Afterthoughts Book Discussion Groups

A traditional book discussion group where everyone reads and discusses the same book. | Adults

NOTE: While the Library is closed and programming is suspended, please join our online Afterthoughts book group meetings! To register or join the email list for this group, contact Lisa Lipshires at llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org.

Come join us for a lively discussion and meet others who also enjoy reading. We select a new book to discuss every month. New members are always welcome.

Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group at the Central Library
Central Library, Community Room
Second Tuesday of each month, from 12 – 1 PM

Ask for a copy of the current book at the second level circulation desk. Click on this link for the 2020 Reading List. For more information, contact Lisa at 413-263-6828 ext. 395 or by email llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org.


Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group at the Raymond Jordan Senior Center
Fourth Thursday of each month, from 10 – 11 AM | Ages 55 and up

Library copies are available at the East Forest Park Branch Library in a variety of formats (large print, audiobook, etc.). For more information, contact Linda at 413-263-6836 or by email at lgrodofsky@springfieldlibrary.org.

LEGO Clubs

LEGO enthusiasts let your imagination run wild! Drop in for freestyle building and browse the library’s many LEGO themed books. | Children

East Forest Park Branch, Children’s Room
Every Day | Open Hours | Ages 5-12
Drop in any time we’re open for freestyle building, meeting new friends, and browsing the library’s many Lego-themed books. Name your creation and display it in our Children’s Room. Ideal for children ages 5-12, but all are welcome. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Indian Orchard Branch
Tuesdays | 3:30-5:00 PM | Children
Let your imagination run wild!

Library Express at Pine Point Branch
Wednesdays | 5:00-5:45 PM | Ages 5-10
Join us on Wednesday each week as we have fun while strengthening creativity and engineering skills with LEGOs. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Sixteen Acres Branch
Mondays | 1:00-5:00 PM | Ages 5-10
Drop in for freestyle building, meeting new friends, and browsing the library’s many Lego-themed books. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.