Assemble your own bath salts, soaps, and essential oils plus other unique gift ideas. | Adults and Teens
East Springfield Branch
Wednesday December 18 | 6:00 – 7:45 PM | Adults and Teens
Are you looking for a last minute gift idea? Kim Larkin of Klassic Kreations returns just in time for the holidays to help patrons assemble their own bath salts, soaps, and essential oils plus other unique gift ideas. Kim will briefly explain aromatherapy’s fascinating history and use.
All supplies including a gift bag will be provided. Program will be first come, first serve, no registration required. Good for teens and adults.
Create a beautiful, cascading mobile with colorful origami cranes and simple materials. | Adults
Forest Park Branch
Tuesday December 10 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM | Adults
Tuesday December 17 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM | Adults
Part 1: December 10 – Learn how to create origami cranes
Part 2: December 17 – Learn how to construct and balance a mobile
Make an Origami Crane Mobile. Create a beautiful, cascading mobile with colorful origami cranes and simple materials. See how to fold origami cranes, and learn how to make and balance a mobile. No prior experience is required. This is a two part program.
Supplies provided by the Friends of Springfield City Library. Adults.
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
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
Computers For Today – November
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
November 7 – Part 1 – Using the Internet, and text editing
November 14 – Part 2 – Search engines, and file management
November 21 – Part 3 – Continue working on file management, explore the Invisible Web, and more
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
Saturday, August 10
Saturday, September 14
Saturday, November 2
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+
PLEASE NOTE the December 2019 Class has been canceled.
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 need a refresher, schedule a session with our librarian Gary Pysznik. You can email him at email@example.com, or call 413-263-6828 ext. 213.
Get started with the basics – 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
Central Library, Computer Lab
Introduction to Microsoft Excel
Thursday December 5 | 1:00 – 3:00 PM | Ages 18+
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.
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.
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.