Winter Canvas Cafe – February 8

Complete a painting from start to finish before lunch! | Adults

Mason Square Branch
Saturday February 8 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM | Adults

Join in on a morning of fun while completing a painting from start to finish, but still finish up by lunch! Supplies will be provided.

Limited to 12 participants, so please preregister.  Register Here

Morning refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library. For adults.

Intro to Sewing – Adults – Sixteen Acres Branch

Learn the basics of hand sewing and design. | Adults

Sixteen Acres Branch
4 Wednesdays | 2:30 – 4:30 PM | Adults
Wednesday December 18
Wednesday January 22
Wednesday February 12
Wednesday March 18

Learn the basics of hand sewing and design!  In the first class you will make your own sewing notion – a pincushion.  Register for upcoming classes and learn to make your own drawstring bag or lavender eye pillow.

Please note that registration is required for each class and can be done by signing up online or contacting us at 413-263-6858. 

Wednesday December 18    Register here

Wednesday January 22    Register here

Wednesday February 12    Register here

Wednesday March 18    Register here

Now You’re Cooking! – Sixteen Acres

Share your favorite recipes in the Sixteen Acres Branch Library’s new cooking club | Adults

Sixteen Acres Branch
Third Tuesday of the month, from 6:15-7:15 PM | Adults

Calling all cooks! Discuss and share your favorite recipes in the Sixteen Acres Branch Library’s new cooking club. Led by Springfield native Christina Raschi, the group will enjoy a new dish each month prepared by a different group member. Bakers and cooks of all levels and all types are always welcomed. Now You’re Cooking meets on the third Tuesday of each month. 18+

Free Computer Classes For Adults

Hands-on workshops including: Using the Internet, File Management, and Online Resources. | Adults

Need a tutorial on using a keyboard and mouse?
Getting Started on a Computer

Success with computers – january 2020

Computers are changing and so are our uses of them. Take this 3-part, introductory series to strengthen your computer skills and gain confidence with using the Internet, organizing your files, editing documents, and more.

Sign-up for all three and get the most out of what this program has to offer. Free coffee and tea compliments of the Friends of the Library.

Library Express at Pine Point
Thursdays 12 noon- 1:30 pm

January 16 – Part 1 – reviews standard Windows features, introduces the web, and editing documents

Register – Part 1

January 23 – Part 2 – continues with the web, introduces file management, and more

Register – Part 2

January 30 – Part 3 – continutes with file management, explores search engines, and introduces the Invisible Web

Register – Part 3


To Register: Use the sign-up links above, or register at any Springfield City Library branch. To speak speak with a reference librarian,  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!

Questions: If you have any questions, suggestions, or comments about Hi!Tech, please contact Matthew at 413-263-6828 ext. 221 or email him at

More Computer Resources

Computer Tools & TutorialsFree resources to help you learn and expand your technology skills.

Write-up Springfield! Monthly at Central

Calling all creative writers! A new group has started to workshop your writing. | Adults

Saturday Central Library, Community Room
Second Saturday every month
January 11, February 8, March 14, and April 11
1:00 – 3:00 PM | Adults

Creative writers of all types are invited to join Write-Up Springfield at their monthly meeting of networking, writing exercise, and creative sharing. Here, writers share their creative work for feedback and constructive comments from others in the group in this interactive, adult-only workshop.

Newcomers welcomed, though please preregister at 413-263-6828, x221 or so we can properly plan.

Funding comes from the Friends of the Library and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Tai Chi for Everyone at East Springfield

Tai Chi is often referred to as “Moving Meditation” and can be practiced by almost anyone. | All Ages

East Springfield Branch
First Saturday of the month | 10 – 11  AM | Adults, Teens, & Children Ages 10+

Tai Chi is a slow motion, low impact form of exercise that is suitable for people of any age.  Event will take place outside on the lawn at East Springfield Library, weather permitting.

Checkmate! – Central Library

Improve your chess skills! Adults

Central Library
By Appointment | Adults

Learn to play chess, or if you want a refresher, schedule a session with a librarian. These lessons are perfect for beginners; more advanced players may want to check out the Chess Club at the Sixteen Acres Branch Library.

To schedule a beginner’s coaching session, contact Gary Pysznik at, or 413-263-6828 ext. 213.

Introduction to Microsoft Office

Free Microsoft Office computer classes including: Word, Publisher, PowerPoint and Excel | Adults

These classes are for adults. Skill with a keyboard and mouse is needed for success in these workshops.  Light refreshments, compliments of the Friends of the Library, will be provided.

Need a tutorial on using a keyboard and mouse? Getting Started on a Computer

Introduction to Microsoft Office – Feburary

Central Library, Computer Lab
Saturdays – February 8, 15, 22, 29
10 am – 12 noon

Introduction to Microsoft Word – February 8

Having good word processing skills is fundamental to achieving success at the computer. Come to this two-hour, hands-on workshop for an introduction to the most popular word processing program, Microsoft Word, and sharpen your skills with standard formatting and editing tools. Skill with a keyboard and mouse is needed for success in this workshop.

Register – Word


Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint – February 15

Microsoft PowerPoint is everywhere. PowerPoint is used at home and at work for organizing slides and photos, and helping people give great presentations. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll make multipaged, basic PowerPoint files complete with edited images and enhanced with stylish templates giving you the skill needed for success with PowerPoint. This class is for adults with keyboard and mouse skills.

Register – PowerPoint


Introduction to Microsoft Publisher – February 22

Create simple yet attractive flyers and brochures with Microsoft Publisher, a convenient desktop publishing software package. We’ll look at making multipage handouts and multifold brochures using Publisher‘s powerful templates and explore basic aspects of working with images, shapes, layout, and more. Skill with a keyboard is needed for success in this hands-on workshop.

Register – Publisher


Introduction to Microsoft Excel – February 29

Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel, the world’s leading desktop spreadsheet. Excel is used both at home and in the office to help with a wide range of personal and business management services including basic bookkeeping and accounting, to maintaining mailing lists, and more. Skill with a keyboard and mouse is needed for success in this hands-on workshop.

Register – Excel

Chair Yoga – East Springfield

Chair yoga is suitable for all fitness levels and physical conditions.

East Springfield Branch
Second Tuesday of the month | 10 – 11 AM | Adults

Chair Yoga is a unique yoga style that adapts yoga positions and poses through creative use of a chair. The chair replaces the yoga mat, and becomes an extension of the body. The student is able to warm up the body safely, and perform yoga poses with more support and stability. Poses are done seated on the chair, or the chair is used for support during standing poses such as bends, extensions, and stretches. Suitable for all ages, fitness levels, and physical conditions, this class is instructed by Certified Yoga Instructor Nicole Ferraro. 18+

NOTE: This program runs before the building opens; please knock loudly for entry.