Library Starts Basic Computer Classes

Erin Coulter of Gerry uses a public access computer at Prendergast Library, where classes to help people develop computer skills will begin Sept. 17.

JAMESTOWN – Prendergast Library will offer area residents several opportunities to take an introductory course called Let’s Start with Computers this fall.

“This is perfect if you are wondering about the most basic computer questions,” according to Kathy Colver, one of the instructors.

The course covers computer terms, shut down procedures, use of a mouse, creating and editing a Word document, saving to different computer drives, and basic Internet and email skills. Students also learn to cut, copy and paste, and they create their own certificate of completion.

Students will meet for six two-hour sessions from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The first section runs Sept. 17 – 28.

Other sections covering the same material will start on Oct. 1, Oct. 17, Oct. 31, Nov. 16, and Dec. 3.

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.

Instruction is free and open to the public. For information about the classes, which are designed to help local residents enhance their job and computer skills, call 484-7135.

Participants may also register at the Information Desk at Prendergast Library, located at 509 Cherry St., Jamestown.