Welcome Summer Visitors!

Please feel free to stop by and check out our meetings which are usually held at the Prescott Public Library on most Saturday afternoons from 1:00-3:00 PM (1:15-2:45 PM starting in July). Map to Library Just make sure to always check our schedule below to confirm meeting details. You can also get our free Android app which will keep you informed about our many events.

You're welcome to visit as our guest for a reasonable amount of time. If you find that you like our programs, please consider joining PCS for the remainder of the year - it's only $2 a month. And you can always ask us questions about the local area should you be considering moving here to escape the Valley heat.

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 meetings at which our members attempt to "Stump The Geeks." Did they succeed? I guess you'll just have to come to a meeting to find out.

Actually, some of the questions are submitted in advance so we can come up with useful answers to our members' concerns. But that doesn't mean there won't be any surprises during the meeting!

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. Our extended meeting schedule (5-6 months in advance) is available here.

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Free Android App

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!

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This Week's Schedule

July 2 - Saturday

There will be no PCS meeting today.

Future Meetings

Meeting Time Changes

Please note the changed times for the starting and ending of all future meetings. Now that the Library is charging for room use after July 1, we'll be reserving space there for only two hours from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. This gives us 15 minutes to set up the room, 1-1/2 hours to conduct the meeting and 15 minutes to put the room back in proper order. We'd appreciate all the help you might be able to give us regarding room setup and teardown. We understand that not everyone can stack chairs but whatever you can do to help with the necessary work will ensure a smooth meeting.

July 9 - Saturday - 1:15-2:45 PM
Digital Photo SIG - Leader: Phil Ball
Location: Prescott Public Library; Founders Suite B

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

July 16 - Saturday - 1:15-2:45 PM
General Meeting - Leader: Ray Carlson
Location: Prescott Public Library; Founders Suite A & B

First Hour: To be determined

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 raffle of 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 on the item you'd like to win.

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.

July 23 - Saturday - 1:15-2:45 PM
Smartphone SIG - Leader: Murray Smolens
Location: Prescott Public Library; Founders Suite A & B

This month Murray will review some cool new apps, including Cortana for Smartphones and a call-blocking app called Truecaller; identify some basic smartphones for seniors (know any of those?); examine the latest Android operating system (it's a computer, after all), Marshmallow, and its successor, N-something; and pass on suggestions from our elite cadre of PCS Board members for your viewing pleasure.

If you, the studio audience, have any suggested apps or ideas to improve the Smartphone experience, please send them in for the world premier of our new "show and tell" segment, where you'll be invited to demonstrate your own favorite apps. If you are too shy to emote like Daniel Webster, send them in anyway, and we'll ask the question for you!

July 28 - Thursday - 6:00-7:45 PM
Board of Directors meeting - Prescott Public Library; Elsea Room

All PCS members are welcome to attend but you are asked to first contact Ray Carlson in order to ensure that there will be room available for you.

July 30 - Saturday

There will be no PCS meeting today.

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The Prescott Computer Society invites you to attend our next scheduled meeting and learn more about us.

7/9/2016 - Saturday - 1:15-2:45 PM
Digital Photo SIG - Prescott Public Library - Founders Suite B

Phil Ball will demonstrate how to use Photoshop Elements to edit your digital images and discuss ways to take better photographs with your digital camera.

Please visit our Membership page for additional information about PCS.
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