Library Offers Basic Computer Classes

Prendergast Library will offer area residents the opportunity to learn basic computer skills starting Monday.

Adults will meet for six two-hour sessions from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, starting Jan. 6-17.

Another six-part course covering the same material will be held Feb. 3-14.

The course is offered in cooperation with Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES with support from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Library Services grant program.

“This will be helpful if you are wondering about the most basic computer questions,” said Tina Scott, library director.

The course covers computer terms, turning terminals on and off, using a mouse, navigating the Windows operating system, writing letters with Microsoft Word, and saving to different computer drives. Adults also learn how to set up, send and receive email and use the Internet for purposes such as job searching, research, shopping, etc.

Instruction is free and open to the public. For information or registration, call 484-7135, ext. 225, or visit Prendergast Library at 509 Cherry St., Jamestown.

The Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System is the grant recipient, with activities taking place in the public computer centers at three of its member libraries. Classes will be offered through videoconferencing in Dunkirk.

To register for those sessions, call the Dunkirk Free Library, 536 Central Ave., Dunkirk, at 366-2511.