Thursday, December 1, 2011

Become Computer Literate

Looking for new job skills? Have computers scared you for years? Want to use a computer to communicate with your kids, grand kids, or friends that moved away? Great news...FREE CLASSES!

Western Sullivan Public Library Offers Free Classes

[NARROWSBURG] – A new series of free computer classes has been added at the Public Computer Center at the Narrowsburg Branch of the Western Sullivan Public Library. The series begins on December 5. The library hopes to attract individuals who are not available to attend classes during the working day, but the classes are open to all.

Many additional classes are also offered at the Jeffersonville and Callicoon library branches. The complete schedule is available at

Registration is required for each class at or by calling one of the library branches. Attendance at every class in the series is not required. Patrons may pick and choose the most relevant courses. The Monday evening Narrowsburg series schedule is as follows from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. each night:

  • December 5 – Anatomy of the Computer: Getting Started, Part 1
  • December 12 – Anatomy of the Computer: Getting Started, Part 2
  • December 19 – File Management
  • January 2 – Surfing the Web
  • January 9 – You’ve Got Mail
  • January 16 – Intro to Multimedia
  • January 23 – Managing Photos 1
  • January 30 – Managing Photos 2

If participation warrants, the series will be continued in February with courses like: eBooks, Improving Your Google Search, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Digitizing Old Forms of Media, Job Search, GiMP (free alternative to Photoshop), and more.

All the services of the Public Computer Center (PPC) are free to the public. Funding is provided by a Recovery Act grant through the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) and the New York State Education and Library System and is currently available through August 2012. PCC consultants are available at each branch for assistance.

For more information or to register, email or call 845-887-4040 in Callicoon, 845-482-4350 in Jeffersonville, or 845-252-3360 in Narrowsburg.