Prendergast Library will offer five computer classes funded by the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Library Services grant program during October plus individual technology appointments.
- A series of Basic Computer Classes from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday Oct. 17, 19 and 21. This course covers computer terms, turning terminals on and off, using a mouse, navigating the Windows operating system, creating letters and resumes with Microsoft Word, and saving to different computer drives. Students also learn how to set up, send and receive email and use the Internet for job searching and other tasks.
- A class called Internet Job Searches/Creating an Online Portfolio from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18.
- A session called Seasonal Employment Training from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20. Local recruiters will be onsite from 3:15 to 4 p.m.
These classes, which are free and open to the public, are available through the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System. Adult learners from the Dunkirk and Sinclairville public libraries will participate through teleconferencing.
One-on-one appointments at Prendergast Library are also available for 3-D printing demonstrations and assistance with technology ranging from iPad or smartphone basics to help with eReaders, flash drives, Google Drive or other cloud services, Skype for video chatting, Spotify or Pandora for listening to music, and the use of social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn.
Prendergast Library is located at 509 Cherry St., Jamestown. To register for a class or make an appointment for individual assistance, call 484-7135, Ext. 225.