Computer and Job Classes: April 1 through June 30, 2016

Unless noted, all are in the Charwat Meeting Room at the Adriance Memorial Library.

Registration links show location of each class/lab.

Click the link below to register for Computer/Internet classes:
Computer/Internet Class Registration

Click the link below to register for Job/Career classes:
Jobs/Careers Class Registration

Computer Lab@Your Library

Mondays – Fridays, 11 am – 1 pm Adriance Memorial Library Strba Teen Room
Tuesdays, 6 pm – 8 pm Adriance Memorial Library Charwat Meeting Room
Thursdays at Boardman Road Branch 1 pm – 3 pm
Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.
Teen Geeks
Saturdays, 10 am-2 pm, Adriance and Boardman
Students available to help with technology questions.

Technology You Can Use

Using a Smartphone
Tuesday, April 19, 3:30 pm, Wednesday, May 11, 1:30 pm OR Tuesday, June 21, 3:30 pm
Unlock the unlimited potential of your smartphone.  Covers basic navigation features and functions.
Digital Magazines & eBooks
Wednesday, June 22, 1:30 pm
Learn how to browse the library’s selection of full color, interactive digital magazines with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number you can download. Class also covers free eBooks and audiobooks for use with a wide variety of eReaders, portable devices, PCs and Macs. Prerequisite: basic computer skills.
Intro to
Monday, June 6, 1:30 pm
Learn what this popular database has to offer when doing genealogical research. Prerequisite: Internet 101 or equivalent experience.
Working With Your Digital Photos
Wednesday, June 29, 1:30 pm
Learn how to move your pictures from your digital camera to a computer, view them and save them to a USB/Flash drive (must bring your own drive).  NOTE: This class is for digital cameras only, not mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, cell phones, etc.).
Intro to Google Drive & Docs
Tuesday, May 31, 1:30 pm
Learn the basics of sharing and collaborating using free Google Docs in Google Drive, which includes Docs (word processing), Sheets (spreadsheets) and Slides (presentations). Prerequisite: Internet 101 or equivalent.
Navigating the Medicare Website
Wednesdays, April 27, May 25, June 22, 9:30 am
Hands-on training at the web site to find information about Prescription Drug Plans and Advantage Plans. Led by staff from the Dutchess County Division of Aging Services.


Microsoft Office

Word 101
Monday, April 4, 1:30 pm, Thursday, April 7, 5:30 pm OR Wednesday, June 8, 5:30 pm
Create, edit and format simple documents. Prerequisite: basic computer skills.
Excel 101
Monday, April 11, 1:30 pm,  Monday, April 18, 5:30 pm OR Monday, June 13, 1:30 pm
Set up and manipulate a basic spreadsheet. Prerequisite:
basic computer skills.
PowerPoint 101
Monday, April 18, 1:30 pm OR Wednesday, June 15, 5:30 pm
Design beginner level presentations. Prerequisite: basic computer skills.
Access 101
Monday, April 25, 1:30 pm OR Monday, April 25, 5:30 pm
Create a data entry form, run a query and create a report. Prerequisite: basic computer skills.
Word 102
Monday, May 2, 1:30 pm OR Thursday, May 5, 5:30 pm
Page setup, tabs, tables, styles, spelling tools and more. Prerequisite: Word 101 or equivalent experience.
Excel 102
Monday, May 9, 1:30 pm OR Monday, May 9, 5:30 pm
Formulas, functions, creating a chart and filtering. Prerequisite: Excel 101 or equivalent experience.
PowerPoint 102
Wednesday, May 18, 5:30 pm
Customize existing presentations; work with speaker notes and printing presentations. Prerequisite: PowerPoint 101 or equivalent experience.
Access 102
Monday, May 16, 1:30 pm
Database creation, designing and modifying tables and forms, running an action query.  Prerequisite: Access 101 or equivalent experience.
Mail Merge in Word & Excel
Wednesday, May 25, 5:30 pm
Use Excel for data and customize letters in Word. Create mailing labels. Prerequisite: Word 101 & 102 or equivalent.
Excel Tips & Tricks
Monday, June 20, 1:30 pm OR Wednesday, June 22, 5:30 pm
In this class we will show you tips for accomplishing tasks faster as well as how to use some of the time-saving tools available within Excel. Prerequisite: Excel 101 and Excel 102 or equivalent experience.
Monday, June 27, 1:30 pm
Create basic publications such as flyers and brochures. Prerequisite: Word 101 or equivalent experience.


Workshops for Job Seekers

Using the Library in Your Job Search
Monday, May 23, 1:30 pm
Job listing sites, resume-building tools, resources for interviewing.

The following programs are presented by Dutchess County One Stop Career Center:
Resume Critique
Tuesdays, April 12, 26, May 10, 24, June 14, 28, 6-8 pm
Drop in for professional feedback to strengthen your resume. Bring a printed copy of your resume.
Dreams, Goals, Action!
Thursdays, April 7, May 5, June 2, 10 am
Learn about setting goals and creating an action plan to get the career you really want.
Set Your Goals to Live Your Dreams
Thursdays, April 21, May 19, June 16, 10 am
Learn how to use “smart” goals to be successful in your job search, your career and everyday life!

Computer Basics

PC Basics
Wednesday, April 6, 1:30 pm OR Thursday, April 14 3:30 pm (Boardman), OR Tuesday, May 3, 3:30 pm OR Wednesday, June 1 1:30 pm
Learn how to start up and shut down a PC, how to open, close, and resize windows; use the taskbar to move between windows. Includes practice time.
Internet 101
Wednesday, April 13, 1:30 pm OR Thursday, April 21 3:30 pm (Boardman), OR Tuesday, May 10, 3:30 pm OR Wednesday, June 8 1:30 pm
Basics of internet surfing: opening Internet Explorer, resizing windows, and using the address bar. Learn how to be safe online. Prerequisite: basic computer skills.
Internet 102
Wednesday, April 20, 1:30 pm OR Thursday, April 28 3:30 pm (Boardman), OR Tuesday, May 17, 3:30 pm OR Wednesday, June 15 1:30 pm
Experience the World Wide Web. Discover great sites for practicing new skills! Prerequisite: Internet 101 or equivalent.
Google It
Wednesday, May 25, 1:30 pm
Learn to use the Google Search Engine to search the internet more efficiently.  Prerequisite: Internet 101 or equivalent experience.
Windows 10
Tuesday, April 26, 3:30 pm OR Wednesday, May 18, 1:30 pm OR Tuesday, June 14, 3:30 pm
Perform basic work-related tasks, learn the new features and how Windows 10 can work with Cortana and the Microsoft Edge web browser. Prerequisite: Internet 101 or equivalent.

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