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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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Thu, December 8
@ 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!* if you'd like to get one-on-one assistance and aren't able to make it to the schedules open labs, please ask at the front desk for available One-on-One Computer Appointment** time slots. *No registration required for scheduled Open Labs. First come, first served. **Registration is required for One-on-One Computer Appointments.…
Mariners Harbor LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, December 8
@ 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 individualized assistance from a TechConnect instructor! Assistance is offered on a first-come first-served basis.
St. George Library Center, TechConnect LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, December 8
@ 3:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Code Your Own Story with Google CS First*
Google CS First teaches children ages 8-14 how to code using Scratch. Continue learning with us in our 8 week series that will teach how to code their own animated stories! Please note that this program requires an 8 week commitment, as each week will build off of the last week's coding. Advance registration is required as space is limited. Registration can be done by phone or in person. (REGISTRATION IS CLOSED)
West New Brighton Library, Main FloorChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Thu, December 8
@ 5:30 p.m.
All About Computers
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
Thu, December 8
@ 6:30 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 70 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
Thu, December 8
@ 8 p.m.
All About Computers
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 Class is Taught on Mac Computers
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Fri, December 9
@ 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, December 9
@ 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, December 9
@ 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, December 9
@ 10:15 a.m.
TechConnect
Exploring Websites for the 50+
Explore websites of special interest to active older adults.
Eastchester LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, December 9
@ 10:30 a.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
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.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Fri, December 9
@ 12 noon
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.
58th Street Library, Computer ClassroomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, December 9
@ 1:15 p.m.
Library Resources
Find Your Next Great Read!
Discover resources to help you find books you'll love, including the NoveList and Books & Authors databases and NYPL's Staff Picks browse tool and booklists!
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Fri, December 9
@ 2 p.m.
Internet and Email (All Levels)
Advanced Email: Sending photos and videos
Learn about and practice including photos and videos in email messages. You will need to have an active email account to try this out. Feel free to bring a flash drive (USB memory stick) with pictures you would like to send.
St. George Library Center, TechConnect LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, December 9
@ 2 p.m.
Internet and Email (All Levels)
Connecting to the Cloud
Learn all about the cloud, what it is and how you use it.
Bronx Library Center, Technology Training CenterAdults
Fri, December 9
@ 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. Register by phone or in person. 212-586-5098.
Columbus Library, Computer LabAdults
Fri, December 9
@ 2:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Learn to Use a Mouse
Learn how to hold, click, and move the mouse; how to scroll, how to highlight words; and practice new skills.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Fri, December 9
@ 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. Ages 7+
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, December 9
@ 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, December 10
@ 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, December 10
@ 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, December 10
@ 11 a.m.
TechConnect
Coding Club: Storytelling*
An 8 week coding program that will help you learn how to create your story with GOOGLE CS First using the MIT Scratch Program. Beginners are welcome!! Ages 7-14 (Space is limited to 10 participants per session!)
Westchester Square LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Sat, December 10
@ 11 a.m.
TechConnect
Coding Club: Storytelling*
An 8 week coding program that will help you learn how to create your story with GOOGLE CS First using the MIT Scratch Program. Beginners are welcome!! Ages 7-14 (Space is limited to 10 participants per session!)
Westchester Square LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Sat, December 10
@ 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, December 10
@ 1:15 p.m.
Library Resources
Featured Database: Freegal Music
Get started with Freegal Music today with just your NYPL card! Freegal Music is a downloadable music service which provides access to millions of songs from ten thousand record labels including the labels of Sony Music Entertainment. With a valid library card, download up to three digital songs per week on a PC, MAC or Smartphone, burn the MP3 files onto a CD. Search for artists, song titles, albums, music genres, create playlists, get the latest releases. The New York Public Library's…
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Teachers
Sat, December 10
@ 1:30 p.m.
All About Computers
GarageBand for Beginners
Learn how to create music 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
Sat, December 10
@ 2 p.m.
TechConnect
Hour of Code Event: The Amazing World of GumBall on Google CS First*
Join us for an Hour of Code event to celebrate Computer Science Education Week!! Create your own story based on the popular Cartoon Network show The Amazing World of GumBall on Google CS First. Ages 7-14 (Space is limited!!)
Westchester Square LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Sat, December 10
@ 2 p.m.
TechConnect
Hour of Code Event: The Amazing World of GumBall on Google CS First*
Join us for an Hour of Code event to celebrate Computer Science Education Week!! Create your own story based on the popular Cartoon Network show The Amazing World of GumBall on Google CS First. Ages 7-14 (Space is limited!!)
Westchester Square LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Sat, December 10
@ 2:30 p.m.
All About Computers
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
Sat, December 10
@ 2:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Advanced MS Excel 2010
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2010. Topics include using formulas and functions, data sorting and conditional formatting.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Sat, December 10
@ 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, December 11
@ 10:30 a.m.
All About Computers
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
Sun, December 11
@ 2 p.m.
All About Computers
Intermediate Photoshop: Photo Retouching
In this class you will use Photoshop to clean up and modify digital images. Learn how to minimize blemishes, use the clone stamp tool, alter backgrounds, recolor images, and more. This Class is taught on Mac Computers
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Sun, December 11
@ 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
Mon, December 12
@ 9:15 a.m.
All About Computers
MS Word 2010 for Beginners
Learn word processing basics in this hands-on workshop. Standard features like italics, bold, font, and pitch size will be covered as well as more complicated features such as copy and paste, etc . Being familiar with a keyboard, a mouse, and highlighting will help you keep up.
Riverside LibraryAdults
Mon, December 12
@ 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, December 12
@ 10 a.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
Advanced Microsoft Excel 2010: Formulas
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2010. This class will focus on creating formulas in Excel spreadsheets.
St. George Library Center, TechConnect LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, December 12
@ 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
Mon, December 12
@ 10 a.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
MS PowerPoint 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
Mon, December 12
@ 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
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