Welcome to the Prescott Computer Society

random meeting photoA typical PCS meeting scene.

The Prescott Computer Society (PCS) is a PC-based users group located in Prescott, Arizona. Our primary attention is focused on IBM-compatible computers, associated software and smart phones. We strive to provide personal, home office and small business computing solutions and presentation topics. You may obtain both basic and advanced information about computers by attending our club's meetings.

We hold several meetings each month to show you how to get the most out of your computer. These consist of our General meeting as well as several Special Interest Group meetings. Anyone with an interest in computers is welcome to attend our meetings and join PCS.

PCS is a member of the Association of Personal Computer User Groups (APCUG).

Interested in Membership?

Additional information about PCS is available at our About Us page. For information about becoming a member of PCS, please contact Murray Smolens, our Membership chair.

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Fun Stuff

A typical Q&A meeting chaired by some of our favorite PCS members. It's known as a "Stump The Geeks" session which is always enjoyed by all those who attend.

We often hold Question and Answer sessions at General meetings where our members attempt to "Stump The Geeks" with their questions about computer and smartphone problems and other related issues.

Do the geeks ever get stumped? Of course, once in a while they do but we all appreciate the very interesting and informative discussions that are held. I guess you'll just have to come to a meeting to see for yourself.

Meeting Info

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings will be held in the Founders Suite (1st floor) of the Prescott Public Library. The Library is located at 215 E. Goodwin Street, Prescott, Arizona.

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The free Android app which conveniently displays the complete extended schedule for PCS on your Android smartphone or tablet can be obtained here. Don't miss out on any of our very interesting meetings because you forgot to check your calendar!

Extended Meeting Schedule

See the complete PCS schedule by checking out our long-range calendar which lists the meetings to be held over the next 4-5 months.

Extended Meeting Schedule

This Week's Meetings

January 25 - Saturday - 1:00-3:00 PM
Special Topics SIG - Leader: JB Burke

Location: Prescott Public Library; Founders Suite A & B

Did you know that "bugs flying around with wings" are flying bugs? That you can make your Windows 10 more secure in one easy step? That there is an easy way to find (and delete) all those space wasting duplicate files on your PC? And not only that, all those dinosaurs we all love so much ... they were born far, far away from "here" ... farther than you can imagine. We'll reveal all this and MUCH, MUCH more at the first Special Topics SIG of 2020. What could be cooler than that? Be there or be square -- er -- sorely disappointed.

January 28 - Tuesday - 10:00-11:00 AM
Technology Help Hour - Leader: PCS Staff

Location: Prescott Public Library Training Lab; Third Floor

Ask a technology question and get help from members of the Prescott Computer Society. Bring your own laptop or mobile device or use a library laptop. This is a weekly drop-in service and registration is not required.

February 1 - Saturday

No PCS meeting is scheduled.

Future Meetings

February 4 - Tuesday - 10:00-11:00 AM
Technology Help Hour - Leader: PCS Staff

Location: Prescott Public Library Training Lab; Third Floor

Ask a technology question and get help from members of the Prescott Computer Society. Bring your own laptop or mobile device or use a library laptop. This is a weekly drop-in service and registration is not required.

February 4 - Tuesday - 6:00-7:45 PM
Board of Directors meeting
Location: Private residence

February 8 - Saturday

No PCS meeting is scheduled.

February 11 - Tuesday - 10:00-11:00 AM
Technology Help Hour - Leader: PCS Staff

Location: Prescott Public Library Training Lab; Third Floor

Ask a technology question and get help from members of the Prescott Computer Society. Bring your own laptop or mobile device or use a library laptop. This is a weekly drop-in service and registration is not required.

February 15 - Saturday - 1:00-3:00 PM
General Meeting - Leader: Ray Carlson
Location: Prescott Public Library; Founders Suite A & B

First Hour: Bob Gostischa will present "Staying Safe and Secure in Today's Online World"
Safety, Security and Privacy need to be taken seriously. This presentation will aid in that mission. Using the right programs and apps can help keep you safe and secure as well as reduce your privacy exposure. Using free programs and apps whenever possible to accomplish this goal is an added bonus and this presentation includes information on many recommended free programs. Join presenter Bob as he simplifies, clarifies, and demystifies your devices, (gadgets or technology), so you have a safe, secure and enjoyable Internet experience.

Second Hour: Phil Ball will present Tips and Tricks with insights into various topics that assist with regular computer activity.

In addition to the presentations, the following are typical events which take place at our General meetings:

1) We hold an informal Flea Market in which you are encouraged to bring in your excess computer equipment or software and make them available for others to enjoy at no charge. Please deposit give-away items on the table in the back marked "Free Stuff." Any items left here at the end of the meeting are subject to disposal.

2) If you have items that are just too good to give away, you may set up a separate table and hold your own sale.

3) We conduct a free drawing for gift cards at the end of the meeting, so make sure to get a pair of tickets from whoever is in charge and place one in the container provided.

4) We will also accept your used ink and toner cartridges for recycling. They are turned in to Think4Inc for credits which PCS uses to purchase office supplies from them.

February 18 - Tuesday - 10:00-11:00 AM
Technology Help Hour - Leader: PCS Staff

Location: Prescott Public Library Training Lab; Third Floor

Ask a technology question and get help from members of the Prescott Computer Society. Bring your own laptop or mobile device or use a library laptop. This is a weekly drop-in service and registration is not required.

February 22 - Saturday - 1:00-3:00 PM
Digital Photo SIG - Leader: Phil Ball
Location: Prescott Public Library; Founders Suite A only

Many aspects of digital photography will be discussed, including use of digital cameras and using Photoshop Elements to make your photos look their best.

February 25 - Tuesday - 10:00-11:00 AM
Technology Help Hour - Leader: PCS Staff

Location: Prescott Public Library Training Lab; Third Floor

Ask a technology question and get help from members of the Prescott Computer Society. Bring your own laptop or mobile device or use a library laptop. This is a weekly drop-in service and registration is not required.

February 29 - Saturday

No PCS meeting is scheduled.

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1/25/2020 - Saturday - 1:00-3:00 PM
Special Topics SIG - Prescott Public Library - Founders Suite A & B

JB Burke will discuss interesting topics related to general computing.
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