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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
Thu, January 19
@ 5 p.m.
TechConnect
Kid Tech Time
Need extra computer time to do homework? Want to play a game? Or just want to surf the net? Join us for Kid Tech Time every Thursday at 5pm. For ages 5-12
Sedgwick Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, January 19
@ 5:15 p.m.
E-Book Central
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, Windows 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 persona…
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Thu, January 19
@ 5:30 p.m.
All About Computers
Advanced Photoshop: Compositing Techniques
Take your Photoshop skills to the next level with Layer Styles, Layer Comps, Advanced Text Tools, and Alternate Transform modes. This Class is Taught on Mac Computers
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Thu, January 19
@ 6:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Twitter Basics
Learn about the online social network Twitter.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Thu, January 19
@ 8 p.m.
Supervised Lab
Creative Open Lab: Photoshop, iMovie, and GarageBand
Have you completed any of our Photoshop, iMovie, GarageBand classes? Do you have additional questions, a desire to learn more advanced techniques, or just want to practice what you learned in class? This Creative Open Lab time is available for you to practice what you’ve learned, ask the instructor about things you are unsure of, work on your own projects and explore new skills. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Thu, January 19
@ 9 p.m.
Supervised Lab
Creative Open Lab: Photoshop, iMovie, and GarageBand
Have you completed any of our Photoshop, iMovie, GarageBand classes? Do you have additional questions, a desire to learn more advanced techniques, or just want to practice what you learned in class? This Creative Open Lab time is available for you to practice what you’ve learned, ask the instructor about things you are unsure of, work on your own projects and explore new skills. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Fri, January 20
@ 10 a.m.
TechConnect
安卓平板及手機入門 (Android Basics)
This class is taught in Mandarin Chinese only. 如何使用各種安卓作業系統的設備。
Chatham Square LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, January 20
@ 10 a.m.
Digital Devices
iPad Basics
This course will cover some basic features of the iPad. Learn the hardware, some settings and app navigation.
58th Street Library, Computer ClassroomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, January 20
@ 10 a.m.
TechConnect
Internet for Beginners
We'll teach you how to get on the Internet and surf the Web.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomAdults
Fri, January 20
@ 10 a.m.
TechConnect
One on One Computer Sessions
Do you want to learn about computer? Do you want to be techie? Here is a list of possible one on one computer session you can inquire our staff about. Learn to type Learn to use the mouse Basic Compter Microsoft Word Microsoft PowerPoint Microsoft Excel IPad Basic Internet And Many More Please come to our one on one computer sessions on Wednesdays or Fridays between 10:00am - 12:30pm. Please register at the front desk for available time slots. The computer sessions are only 30…
Throg's Neck LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, January 20
@ 10:15 a.m.
TechConnect
Finding a Job Online
Learn how to use the internet to find and apply for jobs. Topics include searching for job listings, filling out online application forms, and submitting electronic resumes. *Note: Internet 1*
Eastchester LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, January 20
@ 12 noon
TechConnect
One-on-One Computer Assistance
Come to the Riverdale branch and sit down with a librarian for a 30-45 minute individualized computer appointment. Learn how to open a new email account, save documents, browse the Internet, download NYPL e-books, etc. Make a list of your questions and get them answered. E-reader, tablet and smartphone users welcomed. By appointment only. Appointments are not limited to Fridays. Please call 718-549-1212 .
Riverdale LibraryAdults,
50+,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Fri, January 20
@ 12 noon
Library Resources
Tech Help Fridays
Get started with borrowing ebooks on your tablet, smartphone, or e-reader. Learn how to take advantage of free access to new media from the comfort of your own home. Drop by the table near the front door with your device to get one-on-one help!
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Families,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
NYPL Supporters,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Persons Without Homes,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Fri, January 20
@ 1 p.m.
TechConnect
Skype & Video Chatting
Learn how to communicate with family and friends using video chatting software.
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, January 20
@ 1:15 p.m.
Library Resources
Featured Database: American Memory from the Library of Congress
American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lif…
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Fri, January 20
@ 2 p.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
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.
St. George Library Center, TechConnect LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, January 20
@ 2 p.m.
TechConnect
Get Your Resume Right
This hands-on class will guide you through formatting your resume in Microsoft Word. Please bring a written draft of your resume and a USB drive to save and/or print your resume.
Columbus Library, Computer LabAdults
Fri, January 20
@ 2:30 p.m.
Library Resources
Mango Languages: Learn Languages Online
Hola! Ni Hao! Bonjour! Konnichiwa! Dobryi den'! Come try out the Mango Languages program and start learning one of more than 60 languages today. This is a conversation based language learning program with a built-in recording option. Record your voice and compare your speech to the narrator’s to hear your progress.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Fri, January 20
@ 3 p.m.
TechConnect
Electronic Fun with littleBits
Come and create your own inventions using littleBits™. LittlleBits™ are electronic building blocks operated by circuits. All materials will be provided. No registration required, but limit of 12. Ages 8 and up.
Riverdale LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, January 20
@ 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 one-on-one assistance!
58th Street Library, Computer ClassroomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, January 20
@ 3:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Makey Makey Lab
Use our Makey Makey to play computer games using unusual objects or invent your own game controller. All materials must stay at the library. For ages 7 and older.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomSchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, January 20
@ 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, January 20
@ 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, January 21
@ 10 a.m.
TechConnect
Email for Beginners
Need an email account? Learn how to sign up for a free email account, and how to send, reply, and forward messages and attachments.
Morrisania LibraryAdults
Sat, January 21
@ 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, January 21
@ 10:30 a.m.
All About Computers
3D Printing Mini Workshop
This workshop will cover the basics of 3-D printing, giving you the information you need to get started in this exciting new technology—no personal printer required. We will cover information on the tools, software, and services that make up the 3-D printing ecosystem and use an easy-to-learn application to customize a 3-D printed product. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 18.0px; font: 16.0px Arial; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} Patrons will…
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Sat, January 21
@ 11 a.m.
All About Computers
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.
Columbus Library, Computer LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, January 21
@ 1:15 p.m.
TechConnect
Ipad Basics
This course will cover the basic features of the iPad. Learn the basics of navigating between apps, changing settings, how to customize your tablet, and much more.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Sat, January 21
@ 2:30 p.m.
All About Computers
Advanced MS Word
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Word 2010. Topics include mail merge, tables, text boxes, headers and footers, footnotes and endnotes.
Columbus Library, Computer LabAdults
Sat, January 21
@ 4 p.m.
Supervised Lab
Creative Open Lab: Photoshop, iMovie, and GarageBand
Need to practice Photoshop, iMovie, or GarageBand? Have questions from a class? Working on a photo, video, or music project? Get one on one help. This Class is Taught on Mac Computers
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Sun, January 22
@ 10:30 a.m.
All About Computers
iMovie for Beginners
Learn the basics of using Apple's entry-level video editing program iMovie by working through a simple project. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Sun, January 22
@ 1:30 p.m.
All About Computers
iMovie Effects: Green Screening and More
Learn how to set up a green screen video shoot and create composite scenes with iMovie. This class is taught on Mac Computers
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Sun, January 22
@ 4 p.m.
Supervised Lab
Creative Open Lab: Photoshop, iMovie, and GarageBand
Have you completed any of our Photoshop, iMovie, GarageBand classes? Do you have additional questions, a desire to learn more advanced techniques, or just want to practice what you learned in class? This Creative Open Lab time is available for you to practice what you’ve learned, ask the instructor about things you are unsure of, work on your own projects and explore new skills. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Mon, January 23
@ 9:15 a.m.
Internet and Email (All Levels)
Internet for Beginners
An introduction to the Internet, including getting connected, using a web browser, and navigating web pages. Learn how to find information online using search engines and subject directories. Prerequisites: Basic mouse, keyboarding, and computer skills.
Riverside LibraryAdults
Mon, January 23
@ 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, January 23
@ 9:30 a.m.
TechConnect
Mobile Snaps!
You've got a snazzy gadget with uber amounts of megapixels! Add some flavor to jazz up your photos with Prisma, Instagram and more.
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, January 23
@ 10 a.m.
TechConnect
微軟簡報入門課(MS Powerpoint 2010 for Beginners)
Chinese-language only 微軟簡報軟体的基本用法及技巧。
Chatham Square LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, January 23
@ 10 a.m.
TechConnect
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
Mon, January 23
@ 10:30 a.m.
Internet and Email (All Levels)
Google Series: Google Calendar
Learn all about Google’s Calendar and how it works.
Allerton Library, Children's RoomAdults
Mon, January 23
@ 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
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