Virtual, Self-Paced Training
If you're looking for a self-paced offering to do on your own, either to supplement our own offering or because of scheduling conflicts, check out Tech-Talk! See what they say about their service below, or watch a video introduction.
“Tech-Talk … the world’s best technology training resource for non-techies”, “Enjoy videos, articles and webinars on using technology, office suites and the internet.” “Tech-Talk arms you with the missing technology (and communications) skills you need to achieve excellence.”https://tech-talk.com
Tutorials and Video Lessons Created by Library Staff
Check out the Computer and Technology Page in our Guides for handouts, training material, and video instruction on various computer-based topics. View them on the road, out-and-about, or in the leisure of your own home, at any time at your own convenience.
In-Person Staff and Volunteer-Provided Training
Build Your Skills Today for the Needs of Tomorrow
With technology moving at such a high pace, computer skills are an important trait to acquire. Helpful for:
- Keeping in touch with loved ones
- Creating digital gifts (photo/video collages, or t-shirts)
- Tracing your family tree
- Learning to use modern devices
- ...or selling things online
Our classes are all FREE! Classes are offered to anyone 16 years of age or older. Younger students may seek out the Teen Librarians for class offerings. Students with disabilities may register for any computer course if a volunteer assistant is available. Please contact the computer lab supervisor for details.
Our classes feature some of today's most popular software and topics. Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and "All" levels are offered. Some popular classes are:
- Intro to Computers and Windows
- File Management
- Copying and Pasting
- Flash Drive Use
- Microsoft Office
- Adobe Photoshop Elements
- Internet Safety and Computer Basics
- eBay (and Craigslist)
- Digital Cameras
- One-on-one sessions for eBook/eAudiobook help
- General practice sessions for returning students
- ...and much, much more...
Phone-in or online registrations are accepted for the current registration period. Registration periods run seasonally: Summer, Autumn, Winter, and Spring. Check our event calendar for the beginning registration day. Anyone age 16 years or older may register. Please call the Reference Desk at 518-584-7860 x304 or visit our calendar of events, locate and click on a class of interest, scroll down to register. Classes are held in the Library Computer Education Center (Computer Lab) on Microsoft Windows computers using Windows 10. First come, first served.
You may sign up for one or more courses. If the course you want is full, there may be another class of the same title offered during the same registration period; have a second choice in mind at the time of registration. Also, we will put people on a waiting list, but only for the current registration period.
Feedback is Always Welcome
Would you like to give us some feedback on the course(s) you attended here at the library? Do you have any thoughts on improving our services to you in relation to computer training? Please contact us!