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PCPL is announcing a partnership with Driving-Tests.org, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offer free DMV practice tests to library patrons. The new service includes free tests, written specifically based on the state DMV materials, and is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that allow users to hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask sections of the screen for greater visibility on driving practice tests.
This partnership allows the Putnam County Public Library to harness the power of Driving-Tests.org’s specialized practice exams to turn new drivers into safer drivers. The new program will work as an outreach for several valued groups of patrons, such as teens, those with disabilities, those who participate in the library’s programs for seniors and need to take a renewal exam, and patrons at every other stage of life.
Fall Computer Classes
Putnam County Public Library will be offering four computer classes in late September & October. On Friday, September 28th we will begin a three-part, hands-on computer basics course. Click here to sign up for the three-part computer basics course.
- Friday, September 28th, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Introduction to Computers Part One will help you understand how the computer works will give you the confidence to tackle future tasks on your own. Topics covered, History of Computers, How a Computer Works, Basic Computer Operation, and Mouse Exercises.
- Friday, October 5th , from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, part two of our Introduction to Computers series will build on part one by teaching you to understand the words people use when talking about computers. We will get used to navigating the computer and understanding the why and the how. Topics covered: Applications, Operating Systems, and Hands on with a Graphical User Interface.
- Friday, October 12th, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, part three of our Introduction to Computers series will build on part two by walking you through the most important parts of your operating system, managing your installed applications, and organizing your personal computer files. We will get used to creating folders, saving files, and learning how to cut, copy, and paste. Topics covered: Files and folders, copy and paste, and adding and removing applications.
On Tuesday, October 30th, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, our Tablets and Smartphones class is for those who need help with a new smartphone or tablet, or are considering making a purchase. We will discuss the different types of devices available including the Apple iPad, Android-based Google tablets, and smartphones. Attendees will learn basic skills needed to connect to the Internet as well as how to take pictures and videos, use interactive maps, install applications and games, listen to music, and watch movies. There will also be a demonstration on how to download free content from the library’s website including eBooks, and audiobooks. Click here to sign up for the Tablets and Smartphones class.
All classes are for beginners and are free and open to the public but registration is required since space is limited. Classes are two hours long with a break.
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