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The New York Public Library's TechConnect program helps people of all ages develop confidence in their computer skills and grow more comfortable in today's digital world.

TechConnect offers more than 80 technology classes at libraries throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Islandall absolutely free! From learning the basics of how to use a computer to mastering essential computer business prorams, there is a class for all students from beginner to advanced, including series classes for those who want more in-depth knowledge. 

NYPL TechConnect is made possible thanks to the generous support of Arthur W. Koenig; The Pasculano Foundation; Arlene and Arnold Goldstein Foundation; Altman Foundation; and by NYC Connected Communities, a program of the New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications.

NYPL TechConnect is funded in part by:

  • Learn more about TechConnect.

  • Visit our new content site to access class handouts, watch our YouTube tutorials, find out what's new, and more!

  • Learn about Project_<code>,  a 10 week program for those who want a FREE introduction to coding. 

 

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

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TimeEventLocationAudience
Saturday, May 7, 2016
10 a.m.Open Lab: Technology Help Session
Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter? Bring your technology questions and get assistance from a TechConnect instructor.
Columbus Library, Computer LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
11 a.m.Photoshop for Beginners
A two-hour crash course in the basics of using Photoshop. Topics covered include layers, fixing blemishes, combining images, and exporting images for a variety of uses.
Columbus Library, Computer LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
1:30 p.m.GarageBand for Beginners
Learn the basics of using Apple's entry-level audio production program GarageBand by working with loops and software instruments. Please bring headphones to participate in this class. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
2:30 p.m.Learn a Language with Mango
Learn any language using NYPL's resource Mango Languages. In this class you will be able to learn vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and culture of the langauge of your choice using fun and interactive strategies. Library card, pin number and headphones needed for this class.
Columbus Library, Computer LabAdults
4 p.m.GarageBand Open Lab
Took a GarageBand class and you need practice? Do you have questions on how to use the skills you learned? Bring your questions and get one-on-one assistance! Please bring headphones to participate in this open lab. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Sunday, May 8, 2016
11 a.m.3D Printing Mini Workshop
This workshop will cover the basics of getting started with 3D printing, no technical background and no personal printer required. We will start with a short overview of this exciting new technology and cover beginner 3D printing tools. Using an easy-to-learn online application you will customize your own simple 3D product. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
1:30 p.m.Open Lab
Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter? Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance!
Parkchester Library, Computer LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
2:30 p.m.Photoshop for Beginners
Learn how to enhance photos using the # 1 photo editing software in the world: Adobe Photoshop. Get a basic introduction to Photoshop's tools, layers, and adjustments as you work through two example projects. This Class is taught on Mac Computers
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
2:30 p.m.Open Lab
Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter? Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance!
Parkchester Library, Computer LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
3:30 p.m.Open Lab
Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter? Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance!
Parkchester Library, Computer LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
4:30 p.m.Photoshop Open Lab
Took a Photoshop class and need to practice? Need some help cleaning up an old photo? Bring your Photoshop questions and get individualized assistance in the open lab! This Class is Taught on Mac Computers
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Monday, May 9, 2016
9:30 a.m.Downloading NYPL eBooks
Electronic books, e-audio books, digital music and video – all available through NYPL’s website! Learn how to take advantage of free access to new media from the comfort of your own home. Bring your own tablet, smartphone or Kindle.
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
10 a.m.Advanced MS Word 2010
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Word 2010. Topics include mail merge, tables, text boxes, headers and footers, footnotes and endnotes. Prerequisite: MS Word 2010 for Beginners
Riverside LibraryAdults
10 a.m. MS Excel 2010 for Advanced "Pivot Tables"
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2010. Topics include using formulas and functions, data sorting, pivot tables, and conditional formatting.
Columbus Library, Computer LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
10 a.m.谷歌電郵 (Gmail Basics)
如何使用谷歌電郵
Chatham Square LibraryAdults
10 a.m.MS PowerPoint 2010 for Beginners
Learn how to create a slideshow presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. Topics include creating and editing slides, inserting images and clipart, and running your slideshow.
Morningside Heights, Computer ClassroomAdults
10 a.m.Advanced Microsoft Excel 2010 "Formulas"
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2010. This class will focus on creating formulas in Excel spreadsheets.
Countee Cullen Library, TechConnect Computer LabAdults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers,
Adults
10 a.m.Open Lab
Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter? Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance!
Eastchester Library
Array
Adults
10:30 a.m. Open Lab
Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter? Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance!
Throg's Neck LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
10:30 a.m.MS Word 2010 for Beginners
Learn the basics features of Microsoft Word 2010, a word processing program you can use to create documents. Topics include entering and editing text, saving files, and formatting.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
11 a.m.Open Lab / Laboratorio Abierto
Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter? Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance! ¿Tiene problemas con su correo electrónico? No sé cómo cortar y pegar? Tengo curiosidad Twitter? Traiga sus preguntas de la tecnología y obtener la asistencia de uno-a-uno!
Washington Heights LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
11:30 a.m.COMPUTER BASICS, a three day, six hour course.
The 96th Street Branch and New York Cares are presenting a FREE Computer Course for anyone who wants to learn how to use computers, the Internet, Microsoft Word, email and more! No computer experience is neccessary. After completing this course, you will know how to: Use a mouse and Keyboard Use Microsoft Word Create and save documents Create files and folders Cut/copy and paste text Insert pictures Search the Internet Fill out on-line forms Make on-line trip reservations Use e-mail…
96th Street LibraryAdults
12 noon Open Lab: Technology Help Session
Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter? Bring your technology questions and get assistance from a TechConnect instructor.
Columbus Library, Computer LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
12 noonOpen Tech Lab
Come in for an hour of free Computer Time. Ask E-book, MS Office Suite, general computer questions or practice your computer skills! **This is a proctored lab. You may ask brief questions, however the instructor is not able to devote too much time in an effort to be fair to others.
67th Street LibraryAdults
1 p.m.MS Word 2010 for Beginners
Learn the basic features of Microsoft Word 2010, a word processing program you can use to create documents. Topics include: entering and editing text, saving files, and various formatting options.
67th Street Library, Computer ClassroomAdults
1 p.m.Be An Excel Genius: An Eight Class Series
Build on your basics knowledge of Microsoft Excel 2010 and learn advanced features in Microsoft Excel 2010. Each class will cover a different topic, including but not limited to charts, formulas and functions, tables, data validation and pivot tables. Schedule: May 2, 2016 – Find it With VLookup May 9, 2016 – All About Charts May 16, 2016 – Sparklines, and Pivot Charts, Oh my! May 23, 2016 – Mastering Pivot Tables May 30, 2016 – Filter, Sort, and Validate Data June 6, 2016 – Formulas fo…
Tremont Library, Computer LabAdults
1 p.m.MS Word "Creating a Newsletter"
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Word 2010. Topics include mail merge, tables, text boxes, headers and footers, footnotes and endnotes.
Parkchester Library, Computer LabAdults
1:30 p.m.Advanced MS PowerPoint 2010
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. Topics include automating your slideshows, using transitions, adding a soundtrack, and much more.
Morningside Heights, Computer ClassroomAdults
2 p.m.Pinterest for Beginners
Pinterest is a visual virtual Clipboard site that lets you "pin" or collect images from the Web. You can create boards to help you categorize your images and or virtually anything on to your clipboard you can add descriptions to remind you why you bookmarked them. Most of these images or pins link back to the original website they appeared on so you can easily access them later for additional information if needed, come learn about Pinterest build your own Clipboard of things.
Columbus Library, Computer LabAdults
2 p.m.Microsoft Powerpoint 2010 for Beginners
Learn how to create a slideshow presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. Topics include creating and editing slides, inserting images and clipart, and running your slideshow.
Bronx Library Center, Technology Training CenterAdults
2 p.m.Open Lab: Free Computer Help
Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter? Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance!
58th Street Library, Computer ClassroomAdults,
50+,
Adults
2:30 p.m.LinkedIn for Job Seekers
Learn strategies and tips on how to utilize your LinkedIn account in your job search, including customizing your LinkedIn profile, strategies for determining LinkedIn groups to join, performing basic and advanced job search using LinkedIn, and more.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
3 p.m.Correo Electronico Para Principiantes.
Aprenda cómo funciona el correo electrónico, suscribirse a una cuenta de correo electrónico gratuito, y aprender sobre el envío, respuesta y reenvío de mensajes.
Washington Heights LibraryAdults
3 p.m.MS Word "Creating an Expense Report"
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Word 2010. Topics include mail merge, tables, text boxes, headers and footers, footnotes and endnotes.
Parkchester Library, Computer LabAdults
4 p.m.Coder Games
Are you prepared to defend your own district? Then come compete in the 2016 Coder Games! Have a chance to create your own video game by using coding and compete in a 6-week challenge against other districts! Prizes include a T-shirt, giftcard, and a victor medal. Snacks will be provided. For ages 12-17. Must register by April 27 to participate.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
4:30 p.m.MS Word 2010 for Beginners
Learn the basic features of Microsoft Word 2010, a word processing program you can use to create documents.
58th Street Library, Computer ClassroomAdults,
50+,
Adults
4:30 p.m.Open Lab - Individualized Help with Technology
Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Want to start an online job search? Bring technology questions and get one-on-one assistance! Hands on help using the computers in the CRW lab. Computers are provided but if you have your own laptop, tablet or smartphone, you are welcome and encouraged to bring that too.
Seward Park Library, Adult Learning CenterAdults
5:30 p.m.Photoshop for Beginners
Learn how to enhance photos using the # 1 photo editing software in the world: Adobe Photoshop. Get a basic introduction to Photoshop's tools, layers, and adjustments as you work through two example projects. This Class is taught on Mac Computers
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
5:30 p.m.Open Lab - Individualized Help with Technology
Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Want to start an online job search? Bring technology questions and get one-on-one assistance! Hands on help using the computers in the CRW lab. Computers are provided but if you have your own laptop, tablet or smartphone, you are welcome and encouraged to bring that too.
Seward Park Library, Adult Learning CenterAdults
6 p.m.Coder Games
Are you prepared to defend your own district? Then come compete in the 2016 Coder Games! Have a chance to create your own video game by using coding and compete in a 6-week challenge against other districts! Prizes include a T-shirt, giftcard, and a victor medal. Snacks will be provided. For ages 12-17. Must register by April 27 to participate.
Jerome Park Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
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