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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.

                                        

Spring labs and classes - April 1 through June 30, 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
Students available to help with technology questions.


Technology You Can Use

Introduction to Twitter
Wednesday, Apr 5, 1:30 pm

Prerequisite: Internet 101 or equivalent

Introduction to iPad (iOS 10)
Wednesday, Apr 12, 1:30 pm
Prerequisite: basic computer skills and email account

Introduction to iPhone Photography (NEW!)
Thursday, April 27, 7:00 pm
‚ÄčTo work along with us, you will need iOS 9.0 or later, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Or, just come and see what you can do with photography on an iPhone.

We will review three apps: Snapseed, PicsArt, and Superimpose.
No registration required.

Using a Smartphone
Wednesday, May 3, 1:30 pm
Tuesday, Jun 6, 3:30 pm

Creating a Website
Tuesday, May 9, 3:30 pm
Tuesday, Jun 20, 3:30 pm

Prerequisite: Internet 101 or equivalent

Introduction to Google Drive & Docs
Monday, May 15, 1:30 pm
Prerequisite: Internet 101 or equivalent

Introduction to Ancestry.com
Monday, May 15, 5:30 pm
Prerequisite: Internet 101 or equivalent

Introduction to 3D Printing Services
Tuesday, May 16, 3:30 pm

Working With Your Digital Photos
Wednesday, May 31, 1:30 pm
Note: This class is for digital cameras only, not mobile devices

Introduction to Pinterest
Wednesday, Jun 7, 1:30 pm
Prerequisite: Internet 101 or equivalent

Navigating the Medicare Website
Wednesdays, Apr 26, May 24, Jun 28, 9:30 am
Led by staff from the Dutchess County Office for the Aging


Microsoft Office

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

Excel 101
Monday, Apr 10, 1:30 pm
Wednesday, Apr 5, 5:30 pm

Monday, Jun 19, 1:30 pm
Prerequisite: basic computer skills

PowerPoint 101
Monday, Apr 17, 1:30 pm
Prerequisite: basic computer skills

Word 102
Monday, Apr 24, 1:30 pm
Wednesday, Apr 26, 5:30 pm
Prerequisite: Word 101 or equivalent

Excel 102
Monday, May 1, 1:30 pm
Wednesday, May 3, 5:30 pm

Monday, Jun 26, 1:30 pm
Prerequisite: Excel 101 or equivalent

Excel 103 – (NEW!)
Monday, May 22, 1:30 pm
Wednesday, May 24, 5:30 pm
Learn more about Excel – multi-sheet formulas, conditional formatting and more!
Prerequisite: Excel 101 and Excel 102 or equivalent

Mail Merge in Word & Excel
Monday, May 8, 1:30 pm
Prerequisite: Word 101 & 102 or equivalent

Excel Tips & Tricks
Wednesday, May 10, 5:30 pm
Wednesday, Jun 28, 5:30 pm
Prerequisite: Excel 101 and Excel 102 or equivalent

Do It Yourself with Publisher
Wednesday, Jun 21, 5:30 pm
Prerequisite: Word 101 or equivalent


Computer Basics

Internet Searching with Google (was Google It!)
Tuesday, Apr 4, 3:30 pm
Prerequisite: Internet 101 or equivalent

PC Basics
Tuesday, Apr 11, 3:30 pm
Wednesday, May 10, 1:30 pm

Internet 101
Tuesday, Apr 18, 3:30 pm
Wednesday, May 17, 1:30 pm
Prerequisite: basic computer skills

Internet 102
Tuesday, Apr 25, 3:30 pm
Wednesday, May 24, 1:30 pm
Prerequisite: Internet 101 or equivalent

Windows 10
Tuesday, May 23, 3:30 pm
Wednesday, Jun 21, 1:30 pm
Prerequisite: Internet 101 or equivalent


Workshops for Job Seekers

Using the Library in Your Job Search
Monday, Jun 5, 1:30 pm

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

Job Club
Start date – Wednesday, Apr 12, 9:30 am
Meets for six Wednesdays.

Dreams, Goals, Action!
Thursdays, Apr 20, May 11, 10:00 am

Resumes & Cover Letters Workshop (NEW!)
Tuesdays, Apr 11, May 9, June 6, 6-8 pm
Applying to jobs? Most employers are expecting that you submit a resume and cover letter as part of your application (even when they might say a cover letter is optional, it never really is). Come learn what to do (and what not to do) when writing resumes and cover letters -- so your documents will stand out from everyone else!

Resume Critique (Drop-in)
Tuesdays, Apr 25, May 16, June 20, 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