Oswego Public Computing Center Offers Free Classes and Workshops for Adults

OSWEGO, NY – It’s back to school time and people of all ages can learn something new.

If you’ve wanted to learn about computers, now is the time.

The Public Computing Center at Oswego Public Library offers free basic computer classes for adults.

Introduction to Computers and Internet Basics are offered every month on Tuesdays and Thursdays for eight sessions of two hours each.

The schedule varies from month to month, making it possible for everyone who wants to take the courses to fit them into their schedules.

In September, Introduction to Computers is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. and begins on Sept. 4.

Internet Basics is scheduled for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and also begins on Sept. 4.

Introduction to Computers is the first basic computer skills class and should be taken before signing up for Internet Basics.

Please register for these courses by calling Oswego Public Library at 341-5867 or visiting the main desk in the library, located at 120 E. Second St., Oswego.

The Public Computing Center, located on the lower level of Oswego Public Library, also offers free two-hour workshops in advanced computer skills on Saturdays.

The September schedule of Saturday workshops includes:

Sept. 1 – 10 a.m. to noon – Online Rewards Programs (Earn gift cards by visiting sites on the Internet)

1 – 3 p.m. – PowerPoint (presentation software that helps you tell a powerful story and share your slides on the Internet)

Sept. 8 – 10 a.m. to noon – Basic Keyboarding (typing on a computer keyboard)
1 – 3 p.m. Facebook (a social networking web site where you connect with family and friends).

Sept. 15 – 10 a.m. to noon – Downloading eBooks (Putting purchased or borrowed books on your eReader)

1 – 3 p.m. – Introduction to Excel (a spreadsheet application that features
calculation and graphing tools)

Sept. 22 – 10 a.m. to noon – Introduction to Photoshop Elements (a popular photo
editing software)

1 – 3 p.m. – Free Online Gaming

Sept. 29 – 10 a.m. to noon – Sharing Photos

1 – 3 p.m. – Google Search (the most popular search engine allows you to find anything you want on the Internet.)

Please call the library at 341-5867 or visit the main desk in the library to register for workshops.

Workshops are listed on the library’s web site at www.oswegopubliclibrary.org or individuals can go to the main desk in the library to learn about upcoming workshops.

The PCC is open daily with someone to help to help members of the public with anything computer or technology related and to help job seekers with preparing resumes, cover letters, and job applications.

Programs are provided free of charge through a Broadband Technology Opportunity grant.