Public Computing Center Holds Technology Fair June 18

On Saturday, June 18 Oswego Public Library’s Public Computing Center is holding a Technology Fair. Free workshops will be offered on the lower level of Oswego Public Library to help people learn about a variety of technologies they can use in their daily lives or in the workplace. A prize will be awarded at 4:45 pm to some lucky participant. Anyone who attends a workshop and stays for the Grand Opening of the library’s new videoconferencing equipment is eligible to win a technology related prize.

You will want to attend if you answer yes to any of the following questons: Do I want to know how to use a word processing program? Do I have music and audio on cassettes that I want to put on my computer? Do I want to learn how to get e-books and audio books on an e-reader device? Do I want to know how to keep my PC computer in good working condition and get free programs to do this? Would I like to know how to get a free word processing program?

To answer these questions, computer professionals will offer these workshops: Microsoft Word, from 10am – noon, offered by Public Computing Center Instructor Lisa Czirr. The Microsoft Word workshop is limited to ten people and pre-registration is required for this workshop only. Please call 341-5867 or go to the Main Desk at the Library to register. Transferring Cassettes to Your PC ,12:15-1:15pm, will be taught by Oswego Public Librarian Edward Elsner. Overdrive for Downloading Audio and E-books, 12:30pm -2:00 pm is offered by Matt Corey from North Country Library System. Your PC – Tools and Tune-ups, 2:15pm – 3:15 pm will be presented by Harold Applin, Visiting Assistant Professor at SUNY Oswego. Open Office Programs, 3:30pm -4:30 pm is offered by Bert Jarred of Bryant & Stratton College in Syracuse. At 4:15, there will be a grand opening of new videoconferencing equipment in the Community Room and a prize drawing will be held. In order to be eligible to win a prize, an individual must attend at least one workshop and be present for the videoconferencing Grand Opening.

The Oswego Public library is located at 120 East Second Street in Oswego. The Public Computing Center offers free courses on basic computer and internet skills, free use of high speed internet, computers, and someone to help with questions daily except Sundays.
The Public Computing Center is open for job seekers wanting help with developing a resume, writing a cover letter, looking for jobs online, completing an online application, or any activity using a computer to help find a job. In cooperation with Literacy Volunteers, job readiness and career advancement workshops are offered in the Community Room at Oswego Public Library. To sign up for these workshops, please call Literacy Volunteers at 315-342-8839.

The Public Computing Center and videoconferencing equipment are made possible by a Broadband Technology Opportunity Program (BTOP) grant.