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 | For Adults, Teens, and 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.

Introduction to Microsoft Office

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 – January

Registration opens December 1.

Central Library, Computer Lab
Introduction to Microsoft Word
Saturday, January 12 | 10 AM – 12 PM | 18 and up

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.

Light refreshments, compliments of the Friends of the Library, will be provided.

Register

Introduction to Microsoft Powerpoint
Saturday, January 19 | 10 AM – 12 PM | 18 and up

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.

Light refreshments, compliments of the Friends of the Library, will be provided.

Register

Introduction to Microsoft Excel
Saturday, January 26 | 10 AM – 12 PM | 18 and up

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.

Light refreshments, compliments of the Friends of the Library, will be provided.

Register

Simple Home Remedies – Jan 10

Local herbalist and botanical educator Claire Brodhead will lead these hands-on wellness workshops. | Adults

Mason Square Branch
6-7 PM | Adults

Thursday, January 10
Tea Blending for Beginners – When there’s a chill to the air, there’s nothing better than curling up with a good book and a hot cup of tea. In this workshop, learn how to make your own herbal blend.

Thursday, January 31
Herbs for Sleep, Stress and Anxiety – Learn how to combat the winter blues and holiday stress naturally.

Funding provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Free Citizenship Classes

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 Rae Holmes for more information at 413-263-6839 or email rholmes@springfieldlibrary.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.

Write-up Springfield! at Central

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

Central Library
Second Saturday or every month –  Jan 12, Feb 9, Mar 9, Apr 6, May 11, Jun 8 | 1 – 3 PM

Here’s your opportunity to network on creative writing opportunities, techniques, and styles. The group meets once a month, and always welcomes new members. Funding provided by the Friends of the Library. | 18+