Dunkirk library to offers basic computer classes

The Dunkirk Free Library, along with public libraries in Jamestown and Olean, will offer area residents the opportunity to learn basic computer skills starting Monday, Sept. 15.

Adults will meet for six, two-hour sessions from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays starting Sept. 15 through the 26. The same basic course will also be repeated October 20-31.

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, working with basic 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, shopping, etc.

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 the Olean Public Library at 372-0200 or James Prendergast Library at 484-7135.