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+
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
January 23 – Part 2 – continues with the web, introduces file management, and more
January 30 – Part 3 – continutes with file management, explores search engines, and introduces the Invisible Web
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
More Computer Resources
Computer Tools & Tutorials – Free resources to help you learn and expand your technology skills.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org so we can properly plan.
Funding comes from the Friends of the Library and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
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.
Improve your chess skills! Adults
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 email@example.com, or 413-263-6828 ext. 213.
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
Introduction to Microsoft Word
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.
Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint
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.
Introduction to Microsoft Publisher
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.
Introduction to Microsoft Excel
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.
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.
Improve your skills or just enjoy a game. | All Ages
Sixteen Acres Branch Library
Tuesdays | 3:30-7:00 PM | All Ages
Have you ever wanted to learn chess? Would you like to improve your skills or enjoy a game with other chess enthusiasts? Come get expert training from a seasoned chess player with years of teaching experience!
Come experience the gentle art of yoga. | Seniors
Indian Orchard Branch
First Tuesday of every month | 10:00 – 10:45 AM | Seniors 60+ and their caregivers
Increase well-being, flexibility, and balance during this relaxing half-hour session. Chair yoga is perfect for those with limited mobility.
This project funded by Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., the MA Executive Office for Elder Affairs and the Federal Administration for Community Living.
The Read/Write/Now Center is accepting reservations for free citizenship classes.
Library Express at Pine Point
A new round of Free Citizenship Classes will be starting soon. The Read/Write/Now Center will provide the study materials and instructional support. Please contact Janet Kelly for more information at 413-263-6839 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
These classes are brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.