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Public Computer Center: Computer Labs and Computer Classes

Bridging the digital divide in the Mid-Hudson Valley. Technology Literacy @ Your Library.

Overview

Come to Computer Labs or Computer Classes or both!

Learn at your own pace in the Computer Lab - learn the basics of using a computer (including the mouse or keyboard), try something new with someone to help if you get stuck, learn how to set up or work with email, get tips on how to search for jobs, get help with uploading or downloading your resume.

Learn in a classroom environment - come to a guided class to learn the basics of using a computer, working with Microsoft Office, and more.

  • Microsoft Office (101 and 102 classes in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, basic class in Publisher)
  • Basics on using a computer or the internet (PC Basics, Internet 101 and 102)
  • Copy/move photos from camera to computer (Working with Your Digital Photos)
  • Work with social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest)
  • Learn devices (iPad, Smartphones)
  • Borrow books from the library on your tablet or phone (Digital Magazines & eBooks)
  • Begin a search for your ancestors (Ancestry.com) 

Scroll down for details on our current Labs and Classes.

                                        

Summer labs and classes - July 1 through August 31, 2017

The Public Computer Center at the Poughkeepsie Public Library offers drop-in lab time and free classes to address all your technology needs.

Most classes are in the Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor) at the Adriance Memorial Library.

Click the link below to register for Computer/Internet classes (location/time listed for each class):
Computer/Internet Class Registration
Click the link below to register for Job/Career classes (location/time listed for each class):
Jobs/Careers Class Registration

Computer Lab@Your Library

Mondays – Fridays, 11 am – 1 pm Adriance Memorial Library Strba Teen Room (2nd Floor)
Tuesdays, 6 pm – 8 pm Adriance Memorial Library Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
Thursdays at Boardman Road Branch 1 pm – 3 pm
Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.
Teen Geeks
Saturdays, 10 am-2 pm, Adriance and Boardman Road
Students available to help with technology questions.


Technology You Can Use

Introduction to Facebook
Wednesday, Jul 12, 1:30 pm

Prerequisite: Internet 101 or
equivalent

Introduction to Twitter
Wednesday, Jul 19, 1:30 pm

Prerequisite: Internet 101 or equivalent

Navigating the Medicare Website
Wednesday, Jul 26, 9:30 am
Led by staff from the Dutchess County Office for the Aging

Introduction to 3D Printing Services
Wednesday, Jul 26, 1:30 pm

Creating a Website
Tuesday, Aug 1, 3:30 pm

Wednesday, Aug 2, 1:30 pm

Prerequisite: Internet 101 or equivalent

Using a Smartphone
Tuesday, Aug 8, 3:30 pm
Wednesday, Aug 9, 1:30 pm

Introduction to Ancestry.com
Monday, Aug 28, 1:30 pm
Prerequisite: Internet 101 or equivalent

Introduction to Google Drive & Docs
Wednesday, Aug 30, 5:30 pm
Prerequisite: Internet 101 or equivalent


Microsoft Office

Word 101
Monday, Jul 3, 1:30 pm
Wednesday, Jul 5, 5:30 pm
Prerequisite: basic computer skills

Word 102
Monday, Jul 10, 1:30 pm
Wednesday, Jul 12, 5:30 pm
Prerequisite: Word 101 or equivalent

Excel 101
Monday, Jul 17, 1:30 pm
Wednesday, Jul 19, 5:30 pm

Prerequisite: basic computer skills

Excel 102
Monday, Jul 24, 1:30 pm
Wednesday, Jul 26, 5:30 pm

Prerequisite: Excel 101 or equivalent

Excel 103
Monday, Aug 7, 1:30 pm
Wednesday, Aug 9, 5:30 pm
Prerequisite: Excel 101 & Excel 102 or equivalent

Mail Merge in Word & Excel
Wednesday, Aug 9, 5:30 pm
Prerequisite: Word 101 & 102 or equivalent

PowerPoint 101
Monday, Aug 7, 1:30 pm
Prerequisite: basic computer skills


Computer Basics

PC Basics
Tuesday, Jul 11, 3:30 pm

Internet 101
Tuesday, Jul 18, 3:30 pm
Prerequisite: basic computer skills

Internet 102
Tuesday, Jul 25, 3:30 pm
Prerequisite: Internet 101 or equivalent

Windows 10
Tuesday, Aug 15, 3:30 pm
Wednesday, Aug 16, 1:30 pm
Prerequisite: Internet 101 or equivalent


Workshops for Job Seekers

Using the Library in Your Job Search
Monday, Aug 14, 1:30 pm

The following workshops are presented by Dutchess County One Stop Career Center:

Handling the Five Most Terrifying Interview Questions (NEW!)
Tuesday, Jul 11, 6-8 pm
When going into an interview, it’s important to know what questions to expect and how to approach them. Preparation is key! Come learn about the five most terrifying (and common) interview questions asked by employers and how to prepare for them in this workshop. Tips for how to navigate these questions by phone, Skype, and in person will also be provided!

Resume Critique (Drop-in)
Tuesdays, Jul 25, Aug 8, Aug 22, 6-8 pm
Bring a printed copy of your resume.

Click the link below to register for Computer/Internet classes (location/time listed for each class):
Computer/Internet Class Registration
Click the link below to register for Job/Career classes (location/time listed for each class):
Jobs/Careers Class Registration