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Public Computing Center Announces Free Classes and Workshops

OSWEGO, NY – The Public Computing Center offers free basic computer classes for members of the community.

Introduction to Computers begins on August 2 and meets for 8 sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays in August from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Internet Basics also begins on August 2 and meets from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays in August.

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

Basic computer courses are offered every month at Oswego Public Library at different times of day so all community members have an opportunity to fit them into their schedules.

Please register for these courses by calling Oswego Public Library at 341-5867 or visit 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 workshops in advanced computer skills on Saturdays.

The August schedule of Saturday workshops includes:

August 4 – Google Docs 10 a.m. to noon (using Google’s free word processing application)

Couponing with Computers 1 – 3 p.m.

August 11 – Computer Tune Up 10 a.m. to noon

Repairing Damaged Photos with Photoshop Elements 1 – 3 p.m.

August 18 – Getting to know your iPad 10 a.m. to noon

Resume and Job Hunting Lab 1 – 3 p.m.

August 25 – Using Technology to be Thrifty in the Home 10 a.m. to noon

Laptop Assistance Lab 1 – 3 p.m.

It’s not too late to register for workshops on July 28: Internet Safety for Parents: How to Keep Your Children Safe on the Internet from 10 a.m. to noon and Pinterest (a content sharing and social networking site that allows people to create online pin boards of their favorite things), from 1 to 3 p.m.

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 job seekers with preparing resumes, cover letters, and job applications, and to help members of the public with anything computer or technology related.

A Job Club meets on Mondays from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

On July 30, Job Club will include a workshop on How to Complete Online Applications.

Please call the library at 341-5867 to register for this workshop.

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