What's New @ Tech Connect
Are you prepared to defend your district?
The Coder Games is a 6 week program where Teens create a video game through code using a Visual Programming Language. Teens will also compete against other branches to see who will come out at the end of the program with the most points and the winner of the Coder Games. Prizes are included.
A New Program has Arrived!
These workshops will cover the basics of getting started with 3D printing. Visit our new page to learn more and sign up to be notified first when the workshops begin.
Prep Your self with MS Office:
In 10 weeks gain and build your technology skills for the workplace and beyond. Students will learn Microsoft Office Word, Excel and online skills such as connecting to the cloud and professional network. Visit the Office Readiness Series main page to fill out an interest form for the next open call.
Don't miss out!! Attend an orientation to learn more about NYPL's free instructor-led classes on Web Development for beginners.
New Program Coming Soon:
Learn Adobe Photoshop in a multi-week program. The workshop will also allow you to use what you learned to actually create something. So what will you create in the workshop? A t-shirt? A photo book? Stay tuned for more information. Fill out our interest form and be the first to learn more about the program once we release more information.
New Technology Training Lab (Now Open): NYPL TechConnect iMac Creator Lab
TechConnect has built a brand new iMac lab at Mid-Manhattan Library that is now open! This new lab features 20 iMac desktops along with courses on how to use the Apple desktop and the programs on it. Some of the feature courses include Photoshop classes, Greenscreen classes, Stop Motion Animation and iMovie.
The graduation for the Spring 2014 Project_<code> class was an amazing event where students celebrated their work and listened to a keynote on the future of online coding using HTML and CSS.
To improve resources for our patrons, NYPL has installed more than 2,600 new desktops and laptops and made upgrades to nearly 4,200 additional computers throughout its 92 locations. Hardware and software improvements include a new operating system, up-to-date versions of several web browsers, and such programs as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Quicktime, RealPlayer, Windows Media Player, and more.
The Library is also introducing Macintosh computers to select locations. Mac desktops are now available at Mulberry Street, Mariners Harbor and Washington Heights Libraries.