Dunkirk Free Library to offer basic computer classes beginning Feb. 3

The Dunkirk Free Library, in cooperation with the public libraries in Jamestown and Olean, will offer area residents the opportunity to learn basic computer skills starting Monday, Feb. 3.

Adults will meet for six two-hour sessions from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays Feb. 3 through 14.

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.

“This will be helpful if you are wondering about the most basic computer questions,” according to Library Director Janice Dekoff.

The course covers computer terms, turning terminals on and off, using a mouse, navigating the Windows operating system, writing letters with Microsoft Word, and saving to different computer drives.

Adults also learn how to set up, send and receive email and use the Internet for purposes such as job searching, research and shopping.

Instruction is free and open to the public.

To register, call the Dunkirk Free Library, 536 Central Ave., Dunkirk, at 366-2511.

The Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System is the grant recipient, with activities taking place in the public computer centers at three of its member libraries.

Classes will also be offered through videoconferencing at the Olean Public Library and in person at Prendergast Library in Jamestown.

For information about those sessions, call 372-0200 or 484-7135.