Computer Literacy Skills

Take part in weekly beginner or intermediate classes to learn how to use a computer. | Mason Square | Adults

Computer Literacy Skills: Beginner Level

Mason Square Branch
Wednesdays: September 14, 21, 28 and October 5, 12, 19, 26
10:00 – 11:00 AM | Adults

Take part in weekly classes to learn how to use a computer. Topics covered in the beginner level include: learning to use a mouse and keyboard, searching on the internet, saving and finding files on a computer, and creating an email account. Registration is required.

Visit our online calendar to register!

If you have any questions, you can call (413) 263-6853 to talk to a librarian.

Computer Literacy Skills: Intermediate Level

Mason Square Branch
Wednesdays: September 14, 21, 28 and October 5, 12, 19, 26
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Adults

Take part in weekly classes to learn how to use a computer. Topics covered in the intermediate level include: how to use Word and Excel, design a cover letter and resume, create a LinkedIn and Indeed profile, and attend Zoom meetings. Registration is required.

Visit our online calendar to register!

If you have any questions, you can call (413) 263-6853 to talk to a librarian.

Let’s Talk Money! Financial Literacy Series

Attend our workshops to help instill positive personal finance habits, while follow-up sessions include working with an expert one-on-one to boost your financial skills. | East Forest Park | Adults

Topic-Specific Drop-In Sessions

East Forest Park Branch
First Wednesday of the Month | 6:00-7:30 PM | Adults

  • September 7th: All About Budgets
  • October 5th: Benefits & Financial Terms
  • November 2nd: Financial Planning

We are excited to host an interactive series about personal finance! The workshops help instill positive personal finance habits, while follow-up sessions include working with an expert one-on-one to boost your financial skills. Just getting started? No problem! Our workshops are for all experience levels.

Individual Follow-Up Sessions

East Forest Park Branch
Third Wednesday of the Month: September 21, October 19, & November 16
6:00-7:30 PM | Adults

A Call to Arms: A Virtual Author Event with Haven Williams – October 8

Local author presents a discussion on how slavery, racism, and occupational power intersect. | East Forest Park | Teens & Adults

East Forest Park Branch
Saturday, October 8 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM | Ages 16+

Local author Haven Williams presents a discussion on his updated book, “A Call to Arms,” which takes a bold look at how slavery, racism, and occupational power intersect. Following the presentation, the floor will be open to discussion both about the book itself and the larger topic of police brutality and racism.

Low Waste DIY

Stop spending money on single-use items, and join us to learn low cost and low effort ways to create less waste. | Sixteen Acres | Adults

Sixteen Acres Branch
Tuesdays: September 20, October 25, & November 29 | 6:00-7:00 PM | Adults

Make the swap to low-waste! Stop spending money on single-use items and join us at  to learn low cost and low effort ways to create less waste.

Charming Chainmaille – October 4 & 18

Join us in Central Library’s Community Room to make chainmaille bracelets! | Central Library | Teens & Adults

Central Library – Community Room
Tuesdays: October 4, 18 | 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm | Teens & Adults

Register on our online calendar!

Join us in Central Library’s Community Room to make chainmaille bracelets! Each time we will make a new pattern of chainmaille, no expertise needed! Supplies are limited, so registration is required.

Photograph of sparkling chainmaille jewelry

Crafting with Delphine!

Delphine will share all of her knowledge, talents, and expertise during each monthly session. Come craft with us! | East Forest Park | Teens & Adults

East Forest Park Branch  – Community Room
Saturdays: October 22, November 19 | 12:30-2:00 PM | Ages 16+

Join us for some awesome crafts this fall with the incredible Delphine Williams! Delphine will share all of her (extensive!) knowledge, talents, and expertise during each monthly session. Come craft with us!

Cut the Cord: Letting Go of Cable – October 8

This workshop will highlight various budget-friendly streaming alternatives to cable. | East Springfield | Adults

East Springfield Branch
Saturday, October 8 | 1:00-2:00 PM | Adults

Are you tired of paying a high cable bill for channels you don’t even watch? Do you want to quit cable and subscribe to streaming services but don’t know where to start?

This workshop will highlight various streaming alternatives to cable and covers how streaming can be a more budget-friendly option to watch your favorite shows.

Actually Autistic Advocacy – October 12

Learn how to be an effective, respectful, inclusive ally to autistic people in this presentation. | East Forest Park | Older Teens and Adults

East Forest Park Branch
Wednesday, October 12th | 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm | Ages 16+

Learn how to be an effective, respectful, inclusive ally to autistic people in this presentation from Jennifer Brunton, coauthor of the #ActuallyAustistic Guide to Advocacy. This program can be attended either in-person, or on Zoom!

To join on Zoom, visit Jennifer Brunton Advocacy Presentation.

So You Want to be a Librarian! – October 20

Join us to learn more about becoming a librarian! | Mason Square | Adults

Mason Square Branch
Thursday, October 20 | 5:30-7:00 PM | Adults | Register

Have you ever thought about working as a librarian? You might just be the next Belle, or the next Carla Hayden. Or even the next member of the Springfield City Library staff!

Join us to learn more about becoming a librarian. Hear from current library staff and representatives from graduate schools of library services. Doors open at 5:30 with light refreshments and a raffle. The program starts at 6 pm with time for questions.