Dutchess One Stop’s Career Path Expo

The Public Computer Center is excited to be participating in Dutchess One Stop’s Career Path Expo, which will be held on Tuesday, April 29th at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel.  Participants can sign up for the morning (10 am – 12 pm) or afternoon ( 1 pm – 3 pm) session, which will allow them to attend workshops on job searching, resume writing, interviewing, LinkedIn, and obtaining funding for retraining. Participants will also be able to have their resume critiqued on the spot.

For more information and to register, visit:


Hands-On Microsoft Office

For our spring session of classes, the PCC has introduced an exciting new offering to our roster of workshops. Hands-On Microsoft Office meets every Tuesday from 1:30 to 3 pm and allows you to put your Microsoft Office skills to work. We have come up with case studies/projects for students to use to get practical experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. No registration is required, and an instructor is available to assist you as you work.

  • Word projects manipulate text in documents. Prerequisite Word 101 or equivalent experience.
  • Excel projects work with numbers in spreadsheets. Prerequisite Excel 101 or equivalent experience.
  • PowerPoint projects offer practice with presentations. Prerequisite Powerpoint 101 or equivalent experience.
Check out our new Hands-On Microsoft Office page on our PCC site to see samples of the work you will complete in the class:

Ancestry.com Library Edition

One of the many great databases the Poughkeepsie Public Library District provides to its library card holders is the Ancestry.com Library Edition.  This database provides access to over  7,000 record collections, including censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, and maps. Individuals with a library card who live in the city or town of Poughkeepsie can access this database via the library website from the comfort of their own home! But if you are not a city or town of Poughkeepsie resident–don’t despair! Just visit one of our branches and speak to one of our friendly librarians, and they can help you use this wonderful resource on one of  the library’s public computers.

If you would like to learn more about how to get the most out of this database, the Public Computer Center offers an Introduction to Ancestry.com workshop. Please visit our online calendar at http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=POKLIB#3380122 for more information and to register.