The Public Computer Center at the Poughkeepsie Public Library District was launched in September, 2010. The Public Computer Center (PCC) provides free public access computing services and technology instruction to the general public. Individuals with all levels of computer experience are encouraged to attend the workshops offered by the Public Computer Center (PCC) technology instructors. The focus of our services include helping the unemployed use technology to find jobs and advance their careers, and assisting the general public in improving their computer literacy. For more information on workshops we offer click here.
Along with the instruction provided in formal workshops, staff also provides individualized assistance in the PCC’s Open Computer Lab. The staff can help you with the following tasks, but not limited to:
As part of the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the New York State Library Broadband Technology Opportunity Program (BTOP) award provided funds to establish a Public Computer Center (PCC) located at Adriance Memorial Library. The goal of the PCC is to promote digital literacy and the broader use of technology by the public, and to specifically assist individuals in finding jobs and advancing their careers. These resources include technology training workshops, individualized help in the PCC's computer lab, and links to useful websites.
Debbie teaches Microsoft Office courses (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Access), as well as Job Searching, Google Drive and Working with Digital Photos. In addition, she is an instructor in the Computer Labs.
Betty instructs classes on Digital and Social Media, including Digital Magazines and eBooks, iPad, Facebook, and Twitter. She also teaches PC Basics and Internet Basics courses, and provides help with Mac products. She is an instructor in the Computer Labs as well.
Sandra teaches the Computer Lab and technology workshops for Spanish-speakers.