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.

Toddler Art Club

Join us for simple crafts to engage creativity. | Children

Forest Park Branch Library
Tuesdays | 10:30-11:30 AM | Ages 2-5, siblings welcome.

Join us for a toddler art group every Tuesday morning at the Forest Park Branch Library. Every week, we’ll do a new simple craft to get your toddler thinking creatively and using their basic motor skills. It’s time to get messy!

No registration required, just drop-in any time during the program. An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.

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

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.

A Bookish Breakfast at Cafe Christo

Meets on the third Wednesday of every month. | Adults

Forest Park Branch at Cafe Christo (513 Belmont Ave., Springfield)
Third Wednesday of the month | 10 – 11 AM | Ages 18 and up

Put on your reading glasses and enjoy a friendly discussion about popular short stories, or just indulge socializing over breakfast with fellow book lovers.

For more information and the current month’s reading, contact Ann Harper at 413-263-6843 or email aharper@springfieldlibrary.org.

The Crafty Box of Wonder at Forest Park

Teens have a great new way to relax and experiment after school or any time.

Forest Park Branch
During Open Hours | Teens

Open our Crafty Box of Wonders and create to your heart’s desire! Follow creative prompts or just make whatever it is you want or need, using our ever-changing variety of materials. Once you open our craft chest, you won’t be able to resist your creative urges! Not sure where to find it, or where to start? Just ask our teen librarian, Alex!

Craft Your Cares Away

Come be social and “Craft Your Cares Away.” | Adults

East Springfield Branch
Last Monday of every month, except holidays | 2 -3 PM | Ages 18 and over

Forest Park Branch – call to register 413-263-6843
2nd Thursday of every month | 2 -3:30 PM | Ages 18 and over 

Library Express at Pine Point
Fridays May 1, May 29, & June 26 | 3:30-4:30 PM | Ages 18 and over 

Enjoy making arts and craft projects while taking your mind off of everyday worries. Each session features a new craft, and supplies are compliments of the Friends of the Library.