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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. 

 

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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Fri, July 28
@ 3:30 p.m.
All About Computers
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 assistance while using our computer lab!
58th Street Library, Computer ClassroomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, July 28
@ 5:30 p.m.
Supervised Lab
Creative and Coding Open Lab
Need to practice Photoshop, Illustrator, iMovie, or GarageBand? Working your way through a coding project or a self-paced online coding course? Get individualized help from a TechConnect instructor. This is a open lab specifically geared towards patrons who have taken our creative or coding classes and want to continue working on projects related to what they have learned. Also open for other patrons working in self-paced coding courses who need some support. No formal class instruction is…
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Fri, July 28
@ 6:30 p.m.
Supervised Lab
Creative and Coding Open Lab
Need to practice Photoshop, Illustrator, iMovie, or GarageBand? Working your way through a coding project or a self-paced online coding course? Get individualized help from a TechConnect instructor. This is a open lab specifically geared towards patrons who have taken our creative or coding classes and want to continue working on projects related to what they have learned. Also open for other patrons working in self-paced coding courses who need some support. No formal class instruction is…
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Sat, July 29
@ 10 a.m.
TechConnect
I Need a Doctor: Health Info online
Learn to find consumer health information online, including doctors' credentials, hospital information, drug side effects, conventional and alternative medical treatments of diseases, diets, weight loss, nutrition and exercises, and how to evaluate these websites.
Morrisania LibraryAdults
Sat, July 29
@ 10 a.m.
Supervised Lab
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
Sat, July 29
@ 11 a.m.
TechConnect
Coding Club: Art*
An 8 week coding program that will help you learn how to design and create your own music, instruments, videos, and more with GOOGLE CS First using the MIT Scratch Program. Beginners are welcome!! Ages 8-14 (Space is limited to 10 participants per session!)
Westchester Square LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Sat, July 29
@ 11 a.m.
TechConnect
Learn Programming Fundamentals with Python -*PLEASE READ CLASS DESCRIPTION*
Learn the fundamentals of computer programming with the popular language Python. This class will cover concepts fundamental to all programming languages and provide an introduction to coding more generally. Note that this is a two-part class, the first session will be from 11am - 1pm, the second from 2pm-4pm, with a one hour lunch break between. You must attend the first session in order to attend the second. You MUST be comfortable using a computer in order to code, especially typing.…
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Sat, July 29
@ 1:15 p.m.
TechConnect
Featured Database: Abolition of the Slave Trade
Use this digital resource from NYPL's Schomburg Center to access essays, books, articles, maps, and illustrations telling the forgotten economic, political, social, and moral story of the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, July 29
@ 3 p.m.
Supervised Lab
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 individualized assistance from a TechConnect instructor! Assistance is offered on a first-come first-served basis.
St. George Library Center, TechConnect LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, July 29
@ 4 p.m.
Supervised Lab
Creative and Coding Open Lab
Need to practice Photoshop, Illustrator, iMovie, or GarageBand? Working your way through a coding project or a self-paced online coding course? Get individualized help from a TechConnect instructor. This is a open lab specifically geared towards patrons who have taken our creative or coding classes and want to continue working on projects related to what they have learned. Also open for other patrons working in self-paced coding courses who need some support. No formal class instruction is…
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Sat, July 29
@ 4 p.m.
Supervised Lab
Creative and Coding Open Lab
Need to practice Photoshop, Illustrator, iMovie, or GarageBand? Working your way through a coding project or a self-paced online coding course? Get individualized help from a TechConnect instructor. This is a open lab specifically geared towards patrons who have taken our creative or coding classes and want to continue working on projects related to what they have learned. Also open for other patrons working in self-paced coding courses who need some support. No formal class instruction is…
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Sun, July 30
@ 1 p.m.
TechConnect
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
Mon, July 31
@ 9:15 a.m.
All About Computers
Learn to Type and Use a Mouse
Learn how to hold , click, and move the mouse; also learn and practice your keyboarding skills. Prerequisites: None
Riverside LibraryAdults
Mon, July 31
@ 9:30 a.m.
TechConnect
Advanced Powerpoint 2010
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. Topics include automating your slideshows, using transitions, adding a soundtrack, and much more.
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, July 31
@ 9:30 a.m.
TechConnect
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
Mon, July 31
@ 10 a.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
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.
Morningside Heights, Computer ClassroomAdults
Mon, July 31
@ 10 a.m.
TechConnect
臉書(Facebook Basics)
Chinese language only: 如何使用臉書社交網站與朋友交際。
Chatham Square LibraryAdults
Mon, July 31
@ 10 a.m.
TechConnect
Adult 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 assistance from a TechConnect instructor.
Eastchester LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, July 31
@ 10:30 a.m.
Internet and Email (All Levels)
Google Drive
Learn how to use the cloud storage available for FREE with your Gmail account and how to store your digital files. MUST have an active GMAIL account.
Countee Cullen Library, TechConnect Computer LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, July 31
@ 10:30 a.m.
TechConnect
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
Mon, July 31
@ 10:30 a.m.
TechConnect
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
Mon, July 31
@ 10:30 a.m.
Digital Devices
Protecting Your Privacy & Security for Mobile Devices
Come and learn all about the security features for mobile devices, also learn about techniques that you can use to secure yourself when using them. BYOD (Bring your own device.)
Allerton Library, Children's RoomAdults
Mon, July 31
@ 12 noon
TechConnect
Walk-in Computer Help
Do you need quick help with a computer problem? Confused as to how to download e-books on your new smartphone or tablet? Stop into the Riverdale Branch Monday through Friday at 12 PM and someone will be available to help you. First come, first served. *Smartphone and tablet users should know device password in order to download apps. **Kindle users should know their Amazon account username (e-mail address associated with your account) and password.
Riverdale LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, July 31
@ 12 noon
Summer Reading
Scratch Summer Coding Camp
Create your own music video at selct Library locations using scratch, a coding program that lets you animate dance moves, add music and more. Visit the children's information desk to register. Due to the Mini College Career Fair on Friday, August 4th, the program will take place on the first floor.
Hunts Point Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, July 31
@ 12:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Learn Coding through Hip-Hop Summer Camp
Port Richmond LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Mon, July 31
@ 1 p.m.
Summer Reading
Google Computer Science First Coding Mini-Camp
Like playing computer games? Ever dream of building your own? Then, join our Google CS First Coding Club! We will use the MIT Scratch Program and Google CS First to create an animated story, create a music video, and more! For ages 7-12. Registration required. Please register in-person or by calling the library at 718-442-8560. Online registration is suspended due to system errors. What are mini-camps? Our summer mini-camps are a great way for children ages 6-12 (except where noted) to…
St. George Library CenterChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, July 31
@ 1 p.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
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.
Mulberry Street LibraryAdults
Mon, July 31
@ 1:30 p.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
Intermediate MS Excel 2010
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2010. Topics include using formulas and functions, data sorting and conditional formatting.
Morningside Heights, Computer ClassroomAdults
Mon, July 31
@ 2 p.m.
TechConnect
App/Sesoria
Aprender los conceptos basico de las apps en sus electronicos.
Washington Heights LibraryAdults
Mon, July 31
@ 2 p.m.
All About Computers
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 assistance while using our computer lab!
58th Street Library, Computer ClassroomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, July 31
@ 2 p.m.
Supervised Lab
Open Lab: Technology Help Session
Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Bring your technology questions and get assistance from a TechConnect instructor.
Columbus Library, Computer LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, July 31
@ 2:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Advanced Internet Searching
Learn advanced search strategies to narrow results and find the best information online.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Mon, July 31
@ 2:30 p.m.
TechConnect
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
Mon, July 31
@ 3:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Open Lab
Bring your technology questions and get assistance in our supervised computer lab. Practice your skills in a variety of programs.
Countee Cullen Library, TechConnect Computer LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, July 31
@ 3:30 p.m.
TechConnect
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
Mon, July 31
@ 4 p.m.
All About Computers
Design 360: Illustrator 2 - Text Design
This class explores how to manipulate text in Illustrator and Photoshop, including topics on different methods of placing type, changing properties, converting type into shapes, and basic typography theory. Design 360 is a series of classes that aims to help students develop skills in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Each class includes a project that can be completed outside of class, either at home or in one of the open labs hosted in the Mid Manhattan Library Mac Lab, Bronx Library…
Columbus Library, Computer LabAdults
Mon, July 31
@ 4:30 p.m.
All About Computers
Advanced MS PowerPoint 2010
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. Topics include using transitions and animations.
58th Street Library, Computer ClassroomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, July 31
@ 4:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Open Lab
Bring your technology questions and get assistance in our supervised computer lab. Practice your skills in a variety of programs.
Countee Cullen Library, TechConnect Computer LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, July 31
@ 4:30 p.m.
Supervised Lab
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
Mon, July 31
@ 5 p.m.
All About Computers
Parent & Child Code Challenge: Osmo
Parents & Kids work together with an easy to use concept that introduces young students to robotics and coding in this hands on class. Students learn by playing with technology.
Francis Martin LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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