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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
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
11 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!
Hamilton Grange LibraryAdults
11 a.m.Computer Basics Private Class in Spanish
Learn about the various types and components of computers, including basic computer terminology, an overview of operating systems, and popular software applications.
Hunts Point LibraryAdults
11 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!
Parkchester Library, Computer LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
12 noonAdult Tech 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!
Tremont Library, Computer LabAdults
12 noonOpen 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!
Hamilton Grange LibraryAdults
12 noonOffice Readiness Series Open Lab
Microsoft Office Series Open Lab
Columbus Library, Computer LabAdults
12 noonOpen 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
1 p.m.MS Word "Creating a Post Card"
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Word 2010. Topics include mail merge, tables, text boxes, headers and footers, footnotes and endnotes.
Parkchester LibraryAdults
1:15 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!
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
2 p.m.Ongoing
Learn to Type and Use a Mouse
Learn how to hold, click, and move the mouse and practice your typing/keyboarding skills.
Tremont Library, Computer LabAdults
2 p.m.Blogging for Beginners
Learn what a blog is, see examples of blogs, learn how to blog and to create your own using Blogger/WordPress.
Columbus Library, Computer LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
2 p.m.Learn to Type and Use a Mouse
Learn how to hold, click, and move the mouse and practice your typing/keyboarding skills.
Bronx Library Center, Technology Training CenterAdults
2:30 p.m.Twitter Basics
Learn about the online social network Twitter.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
3 p.m.Necesito un Doctor: Información de la Salud en línea
Aprenda a encontrar información de salud para consumidores, en línea. Incluyendo, las credenciales de los médicos, información de los hospitales, los efectos secundarios de los medicamentos, y los tratamientos médicos alternativos y convensionales de enfermedades, dietas, pérdida de peso, la nutrición y ejercicios, y la forma de evaluar estos sitios web.
Washington Heights LibraryAdults
3 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!
George Bruce Library, Computer roomAdults
3 p.m.MS Word "Creating a Calendar with Images"
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Word 2010. Topics include mail merge, tables, text boxes, headers and footers, footnotes and endnotes.
Parkchester LibraryAdults
3:30 p.m.Wearable Tech: Smart Watches and More
Learn all about wearing the future of technology. In this class you will be introduced to smartwatches such as the Apple Watch and Android smartwatches, health and fitness activity trackers such as the Fitbit and Nike Fuelband, Google Glasses and more.
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
4 p.m.Young Adult Tech Lab: Photoshop in TechConnect Lab
Kids will learn how to use Photoshop to create artwork, fancy text and/or manipulate images. A different fun activity every class.
Tremont Library, Computer LabChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
4 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!
George Bruce Library, Computer roomAdults
4 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!
Columbus Library, Computer LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
4:30 p.m.Project Code Phase II Winter 2016
Project_<code> coding class.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Harrison S. Kravis Electronic Training CenterAdults
5:15 p.m.eBook Help Hour: Get Started with eBooks
Need help getting started with e-books? Bring your laptop, e-reader, tablet or smart phone to Mid-Manhattan's eBook Help Hour. Please come to eBook Help Hour with a valid library card and PIN. You will also need to know any passwords for your device (screen lock, Apple id, Play Store, etc.) to successfully download and authorize the library e-book apps. Please note that with some e-readers, such as the Nook Simple Touch, you will need to download library e-books to your personal computer and t…
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
5:30 p.m.Mac Computers for Beginners
Learn the basics of using a Mac computer in this hands-on class. Topics include: using the dock, searching files, Mac-only applications, and much more. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
5:30 p.m.Project Code Phase I ClassChatham Square Library, Children's Story RoomAdults
5:30 p.m.Project Code Phase II Winter 2016
Project_<code> coding class.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Harrison S. Kravis Electronic Training CenterAdults
6 p.m.Office Readiness Series
The Office Readiness Series is a new 10-week series providing students with technology skills using MS Office 2010. Whether you are start-up business that needs to use Office for invoices, budgets and flyers or you want to improve your skills for a future position, this course is for you. The series covers MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Google Drive. Orientation will include additional information about the program and a brief assessment of your computer skills.
Parkchester Library, Computer LabAdults
6:30 p.m.Cell Phone Buying Guide: Smartphones
Learn about the differences in smartphones to determine which phone is the best one for you. This class takes place on the 4th floor.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
9:30 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.
Parkchester Library, Computer LabAdults
10 a.m.MS Excel 2010 for Beginners
Learn the basics of working with spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel 2010. Topics include entering data and formulas, moving and copying data, formatting & print previewing worksheets.
Epiphany LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
10 a.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!
Columbus Library, Computer LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
10:30 a.m.Open Lab Wednesdays
Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter? Want to learn how to search and download NYPL eBooks? Never touched a computer? This is the time and place for you to get ahead with 21st century technology! Bring your technology questions and/or your wireless-enabled device and get one-on-one assistance, discover online tutorials, hone your skills, exceed the limits of your imagination.
St. George Library Center, TechConnect LabAdults
10:30 a.m.Open Lab
Are you having trouble with your e-mail? Don't know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter? Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance.
Mosholu Library, AuditoriumAdults
10:30 a.m.Computer Basics
Hamilton Fish Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
10:30 a.m.Computer Safety & Maintenance
Learn how to protect your computer from viruses and perform regular maintenance functions to keep it running smoothly.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
11 a.m.One on One Computer Sessions
Do you need assistance or have any computer questions? Please come to our one on one computer sessions on Wednesdays or Fridays between 11:00am - 12:30pm. Please register at the front desk for available time slots.
Throg's Neck LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
11 a.m.Computer Basics
Learn about the various types and components of computers, including basic computer terminology, an overview of operating systems, and popular software applications.
Bronx Library Center, Technology Training CenterAdults
11:30 a.m.Supervised 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 LibraryAdults
12 noonCanceled
Open Lab
Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Need help with your eBooks? Bring your technology questions to our Free one-on-one computer help sessions. No appointment is necessary!
Epiphany LibraryAdults
12:30 p.m.Assisted Open Lab
Are you having trouble with your e-mail? Don't know how to cut and paste? Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance.
Throg's Neck LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
12:45 p.m.1:1 Computer Assistance
Individual help is available by appointment to help people with NO computer skills or knowledge. Do you need to file a claim for unemployment benefits Look at and print pictures from your email Fill out an application Find a new school for your child on the Department of Education's website Access information about your retirement benefits from the Social Security website, etc. Please make an appointment at the clerical desk with Mrs. Haw…
Clason's Point LibraryAdults
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