Library Sets January Computer Classes

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James Prendergast Library

Prendergast Library has established a schedule of computer classes for January that includes new topics as well as traditional favorites.
A three-part series on basic computer skills and four stand-alone classes are made possible by support from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Library Services grant program through the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System. Taught by representatives of Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES, they will include:
• Basic Computer Class Series from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday Jan 11, 13 and 15.
• How to Use Excel for Your 2016 Budget from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20.
• Using Word and the Internet for Your 2016 Physical Fitness from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 25. Participants of all ages and fitness levels will learn how to keep a food and exercise journal and discover websites with useful information about health and exercise.
• Understanding Online File Storage and Online Security from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27.
• Understanding Online Income Tax Filing from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29.
Prendergast Library staff members will also offer:
• Introduction to Microsoft Office 2010 Series from 2- 4 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays Jan. 4, 6, 11 and 13. Learn about spreadsheets, word processing, presentations and basic publishing.
• Introduction to the Online Marketplace from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12. Learn more about eBay, Amazon and Craigslist and how to list items for sale. Knowledge and use of an email system is a prerequisite.
• Get to Know your Ancestors from 2-3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15. Learn to use Ancestry.com and Heritage Quest as well as local search tools. A library card in good standing is a prerequisite.
All classes are free and open to the public. To sign up for a class, call 484-7135. One-on- one appointments are available for help with resumes or technology assistance, and 3D printing demonstrations can also be scheduled.
Prendergast Library is located at 509 Cherry St., Jamestown. For information, call 484- 7135.