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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:

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  • 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 18
@ 10:30 a.m.
Internet and Email (All Levels)
How to Use Lynda
Learn how to learn on Lynda! The Library has partnered with Lynda.com to offer FREE ACCESS to over 5,000 online courses. This class will cover the basics of how to access the website for FREE! You will have time to explore the site and begin your self-paced learning journey. MUST BRING YOUR LIBRARY CARD AND YOUR 4 DIGIT PIN CODE. MUST BRING A PAIR OF HEADPHONES TO CLASS.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 2Adults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, January 18
@ 11 a.m.
TechConnect
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 at the Science Industry and Business Library, Bronx…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 4Adults
Thu, January 18
@ 11 a.m.
TechConnect
Tech 1-on-1
If your gadgets are getting out of hand, your PCs are in the pits and your phones have run amok, come in for some free tech support. We'll answer questions about and help you with e-readers, tablets, laptops, and more.
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, January 18
@ 11 a.m.
TechConnect
Microsoft Word For Beginners
We will get you started.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomAdults
Thu, January 18
@ 12 noon
All About Computers
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.
Grand Concourse LibraryAdults
Thu, January 18
@ 12 noon
TechConnect
Open Computer Lab @ 125th Street Branch
Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Want to start applying for jobs online? Need extra computer time? Bring technology questions and get one-on-one assistance! Please Note: there will be no instructor nor will there be any lesson for this program. It is simply extra time or practice time on the computer.
125th Street Library, Community RoomAdults
Thu, January 18
@ 12 noon
TechConnect
COMPUTER LAB
At the 96th Street Library Computer Lab our tech volunteers assist you with almost any computer topic you want to learn. Topics include computer basics, Microsoft Word, online shopping, email, downloading eBooks, resume assistance, Facebook, phone apps and more! Students are encouraged to bring their own laptop or tablet device. If you can't bring yours, we will lend you one for the duration of the class. ** Space is limited and sign-up is required. Late arrivals may be turned away, so please…
96th Street LibraryAdults
Thu, January 18
@ 12:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Digital Tech | 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
Thu, January 18
@ 1 p.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 10AM - 12PM, the second from 1PM - 3PM, 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. We…
St. George Library Center, TechConnect LabAdults
Thu, January 18
@ 1:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Digital Tech | 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
Thu, January 18
@ 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
Thu, January 18
@ 2:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Design 360: Photoshop 4 - Compositing
This class explores tools and techniques for compositing, the process of making multiple images look like a single composition. Topics include masks, selection techniques, blending modes, puppet warp, and alternative transform modes. 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 at the Science Industry…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 4Adults
Thu, January 18
@ 2:30 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 get one-on-one assistance!
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 2Adults
Thu, January 18
@ 2:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Photoshop CS6 | 3D Text Rotate
In this class you will use the Photoshop to modify digital images. Learn how to use the clone stamp tool, duplicating backgrounds and much more.
Parkchester Library, Computer LabAdults
Thu, January 18
@ 3 p.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
Excel Genius Class 6: Lookup Functions
Excel Genius is a new set of classes aimed at students who have taken the Beginner and Intermediate Excel courses, or who have good fundamental knowledge of Excel, and who would like to gain a deeper understanding of the world’s most popular spreadsheet application. Each class will cover a topic in depth and then give students exercises that apply that knowledge to real world situations. While we recommend that students take the classes in order, there are no attendance requirements, and stude…
58th Street Library, Computer ClassroomAdults
Thu, January 18
@ 3 p.m.
All About Computers
Kid Coding Hour
In these one-hour sessions, we will be introducing kids to Coding and Engineering through play and discovery. We will be introducing: Little Bits Makey Makey Osmo Scratch Lego WeDo 2.0 Sign-up at the Children's desk in advance, participation is limited.
Grand Concourse Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, January 18
@ 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 in your devices and technology questions and get assistance! *No registration required for scheduled Open Labs. First come, first served.
Mariners Harbor LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, January 18
@ 3:30 p.m.
All About Computers
Tinker Club!
This free class is the perfect introduction to coding, circuitry, and robotics for kids. Through fun hands-on STEAM activities, students learn by playing with technology.
Columbus Library, Computer LabChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, January 18
@ 3:30 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 get one-on-one assistance!
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 2Adults
Thu, January 18
@ 4 p.m.
All About Computers
Photoshop: Photo Retouching Part 1
This class explores photo retouching techniques and tools for filling in cracks, removing wrinkles, and fixing blemishes. Topics include Spot Healing Brush, Healing Brush, Clone Stamp, and Frequency Separation. Class Requirements: This class assumes completion of Photoshop for Beginners, or a familiarity of the material covered in this class.
St. George Library Center, TechConnect LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, January 18
@ 4:15 p.m.
TechConnect
Supervised Open Lab
Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter? Have a new phone or tablet? Bring your technology questions and individualized assistance from a TechConnect instructor! Assistance is offered on a first-come first-served basis.
67th Street LibraryAdults
Thu, January 18
@ 5:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Adobe Illustrator for Beginners
Learn the basics of Adobe's vector graphic creation program and how to create exciting digital art for print, video, and web Patrons will not be admitted more than 10 minutes after class starts. This Class is taught on Mac Computers
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 4Adults
Thu, January 18
@ 5:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Design 360 Photoshop CS6 | 3D Text Logo
In this class you will use the Photoshop to modify digital images. Learn how to use the clone stamp tool, duplicating backgrounds and much more.
Parkchester Library, Computer LabAdults
Thu, January 18
@ 6:15 p.m.
TechConnect
iPad入門教學 (iPad Basics)
This class is taught in Mandarin Chinese only. iPad的基本概念以及操作方法
Seward Park LibraryAdults
Fri, January 19
@ 10 a.m.
TechConnect
iPad入門教學 (iPad Basics)
This class taught in Mandarin Chinese only. iPad的基本概念以及操作方法
Chatham Square LibraryAdults
Fri, January 19
@ 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 19
@ 11 a.m.
Job Searching & Resume Writing
Resume & Cover Letter Workshop
This lab time is dedicated to job seekers who need one-on-one help creating a resume, and/or cover letter. Assistance with document formatting and proofreading will be available. Please bring a written draft of your resume and a USB drive to save and/or print your resume.
West New Brighton LibraryAdults,
Job Seekers
Fri, January 19
@ 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 19
@ 1 p.m.
E-Book Central
E-Book Help Hour
Need help getting started with e-books? Curious about digital magazines, music, and video available through the Library? Bring your laptop, e-reader, tablet, or smart phone to E-Book Help Hour at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street! Please come to E-Book 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 wit…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd StreetAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Fri, January 19
@ 1 p.m.
TechConnect
LinkedIn for Job Seekers
Learn strategies, and tips on how to utilize your LinkedIn account in your job search, including customizing your LinkedIn profile; finding LinkedIngroups to join; and using LinkedIn as part of your job search.
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,
Job Seekers
Fri, January 19
@ 1 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
Fri, January 19
@ 3 p.m.
TechConnect
Coding and Tech for Teens*
Want to try some coding and win a prize? Need extra time computer time? Want to play a game, check your email or just chat on Facebook? Research colleges? Search the web? Come Join us. Ages 12-18.
Eastchester LibraryChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, January 19
@ 3:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Little Bits Playshop*
Calling all inventors, makers, and future engineers! Come build something amazing during an all-new program series introducing the Little Bits electronic building blocks. Little Bits empowers kids to build, prototype, and invent with easy-to-use magnetic blocks that snap together to make simple circuits. Dive into electronic building fun and grow STEM skills, too! This program is recommended for kids ages 8-12
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomSchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, January 19
@ 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
Sat, January 20
@ 10 a.m.
TechConnect
Computer Basics
Learn about the various types and components of computers, including basic computer terminology, an overview of operating systems, and popular software applications.
Morrisania LibraryAdults
Sat, January 20
@ 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 20
@ 11 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.
Bronx Library Center, Technology Training CenterAdults
Sat, January 20
@ 12 noon
TechConnect
One-on-one Tech Help With Digital Grandparents
OLDER ADULTS CAN LEARN ABOUT COMPUTERS AND THE INTERNET WHETHER YOU WISH TO BE INTRODUCED TO COMPUTERS AND THE INTERNET, ARE SEEKING TO EXPAND YOUR KNOWLEDGE OR GET HELP WITH A SPECIFIC TASK OR QUESTION WE CAN HELP! Individual tutoring and assistance FOR OLDER ADULTS (50+) Contact St. Agnes Library (212-621-0619) or Pamela Katz (518-260-4461) for more information
St. Agnes Library50+,
Adults
Sat, January 20
@ 2 p.m.
TechConnect
Basic Digital Photography Workshop
Come learn to use the manual settings on your camera, and how to use aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and white balance settings to create professional quality images.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomAdults
Mon, January 22
@ 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
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