There’s Still Time to Sign Up For Free Workshops in August at Oswego Library

The earth is just a click away with “Google Earth and Google Maps.” According to Google, you can “fly to any place around the world, see 3D buildings, imagery and terrain and find cities, places, and local businesses.” Can you imagine the fun you’d have seeing the world on a computer screen? Sign up for this free workshop to learn how to use Google Earth and Google Maps on Tuesday, August 23 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am at Oswego Public Library. Call the Library at 341-5867 or go to the Main Desk in the Library to sign up for this and other free workshops offered at the Public Computing Center.

Have you ever lost computer files because you don’t know how to back them up? Bring your laptop to the Public Computing Center for help with back-up to prevent your data from being lost, or learn how to back-up files on a desktop computer. Come to the workshop on Tuesday, August 23 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Public Computing Center on the Lower Level of the Oswego Public Library.

Would you like to learn how to borrow E-Books/audiobooks using the public library’s emedia service? Sign up for “Downloading E-books from your Library,” which takes place from 10:00 am to noon on Thursday, August 25. You will also see examples of some popular devices that are compatible with the library’s emedia service and instructors will answer any questions you may have. Bring your own device to the workshop for individual help.

Individual assistance for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs includes topics on Marketing your Small Business through the Internet and Creating a Website. This one on one help session focuses on how individuals can effectively promote their small businesses by using the internet. You will learn about creating your own website, how to use eBay and PayPal and other tips on how to promote your small business. Drop in to the Public Computing Center on Thursday, August 25 any time from 1:00pm to 3:00 pm, or make an appointment by visiting or calling Oswego Public Library at 341-5867.

In addition, the Library teaches basic computer skills. The Public Computing Center on the Lower Level of the Library offers “Introduction to Computers,” and “Internet Basics,” each month with the classes running for 8 sessions each. Help with “Beginning Keyboarding” is also offered as needed.

For people looking for work, a Job Club meets on Mondays from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Staff members at the Public Computing Center offer help with preparing resumes, cover letters, and job applications on an individual basis any time. Literacy Volunteers offers free “Job Readiness” workshops every week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Call Literacy Volunteers at 342-8839 to sign up for “Job Readiness” workshops.

Workshops are held in the Public Computing Center located on the Lower Level of the Library.

Visit the library’s web site at www.oswegopubliclibrary.org for a schedule of upcoming workshops. Call the Library at 341-5867 or go to the Main Desk in the Library to sign up for upcoming workshops. Workshops are limited to 10 people on a first come first served basis, except for one on one help with anything related to technology, which has no limit and takes place when classes are not being held.

The Public Computing Center at Oswego Public Library is open daily except Sundays, with someone to help members of the public with anything computer or technology related. Please call the Library at 341-5867 or go to the Main Desk in the Library to sign up. Programs are provided free of charge through a Broadband Technology Opportunity (BTOP) grant.