Technology Training Center
Tech Support on public PCs available when you see this sign and staffed by tech savvy Student Volunteers.
ABOUT TECHNOLOGY TRAINING CENTER
The mission of the Technology Training Center is to create an environment in which
Greenwich Library staff and patrons can empower themselves with a practical
understanding of current technology.
Classes are limited to 18 participants, unless otherwise noted. There is no registration for public programs. Seating is first come, first seated. For more information call (203) 625-6508 or
email Training Center staff
Goals of the Technology Training Center are:
- to be a valuable technological resource to all participants regardless of
their level of knowledge of computers and technology;
- to provide an environment in which participants will feel comfortable
exploring and learning a variety of new technologies;
- to provide the technological and intellectual tools necessary to utilize the computer;
- to empower participants with a better understanding of today's technology;
- to integrate the participant's lives with technology in an effort to better
prepare them for today's and tomorrow's library environment.
Jasmine Posey, Training Librarian
Michele Martin, Assistant Training Librarian
Greenwich Library's Technology Training Center offers hands-on programs and demonstrations to teach computer basics, software programs, Internet searching skills and library resources.
The Technology Training Center offers drop-in computer lab Thursdays 3-4 pm. Get hands on assistance with email, downloadable collections, online forms, file management, and more.
Learn how to browse, select and download from our online collection of audio books and eBooks using OverDrive. Receive a hands-on introduction to the major eReaders, such as the Barnes & Nobel Nook™, Kobo™, Sony™, iPad™, Pandigital™ and Kindle™. Bring your own or practice with ours.
Programs designed to get you comfortable using apps for iPad, Kindle Fire, Nook and Android tablets.
Greenwich Library has over 80 databases for consumer resources, health, business & industry, art & antiques, music, government, education, science, general reference and newspaper/magazine information. Our Library staff will provide hands-on introduction and practice on one database per session.
Introduction to using a personal computer. Learn how to log on, use the mouse, and conduct a basic search on the Internet.
The Good the Bad and the Ugly--Evaluating a Web Page
Learn how to avoid "cyber trash" and find treasure on the Internet!
Tips and techniques for evaluating materials found on the Internet. Come to this session if you plan on using the Internet as one of your research resources--there is a vast amount of information on the Internet--some good, some bad, and some really ugly. Learn how to tell the difference! Some computer and Internet experience necessary.
Some Examples of sites that illustrate evaluation issues
Create and save documents securely online. Access from any computer to edit and share with others.
Follow Greenwich Library on flickr, Twitter & Facebook
Create an account with these free social networking sites to get the latest updates from Greenwich Library.
Career Coach visits Greenwich Library the 2nd Wednesday of every month and is parked outside the West Putnam Library entrance. The Coach is fully equipped with ten computer stations and Internet access. Two hour workshops are offered for Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Career Coach is sponsored by CTWorks. No advanced registration. Seating is first come first seated. Sign up begins at 9:30am at the West Putnam Ave Library entrance.
The Career Coach also visits Byram Library. Call 203-531-0426 or click here for the program schedule.
TRAINING CENTER RESOURCES
COMPUTER AND INTERNET CLASSES GREENWICH AREA:
1143 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich,CT 06878
"At Goodwill's free Career Center, you'll find workshops, computers and trained career counselors—all the support you need. You'll learn to prepare a perfect résumé and polish your interview skills. You'll gain on-the-job success strategies. If you want to practice English as a Second Language or prepare for your GED, we can help you too."
SeniorNet Computer Learning Center - 50 and older.
Intro and advanced classes: Apple, Windows XP, Vista, Photo, email, Internet, Microsoft Word, Excel, Quicken, and Genealogy Research on the Internet.
Membership and Program Registration: Sig Ahl at 203-862-6734
Day and evening computer classes: PC, Mac, Word, Excel, and Internet.
Program information and registration: 203-625-7474 or www.greenwichace.org
The Stamford CTWorks Career Center offers Intro and Advanced workshops for unemployed or underemployed individuals seeking jobs and job search assistance.
Computer Classes: Word, Excel, Windows XP and File Management, Power Point, PC Basics, Internet Job Search, Resume Writing, and Successful Job Applications.
Workshop registration: 203-353-1702 or www.ctworkssw.org
The Apple Store at 356 Greenwich Avenue offers free hands-on workshops. One to one instruction is also available for a fee.
Information and registration: 203-302-6691 or www.apple.com/retail/greenwichavenue/
Jewish Family Service offers a range of services to unemployed or displaced individuals looking for work as well as those seeking to change jobs. Services for those searching for employment include:
INTERNET/COMPUTER AND SEARCHING THE WEB:
Staff recommended sites to search the Internet, practice computer skills, find
out about technologies
GREENWICH LIBRARY COLLECTION RESOURCES: Available to checkout
Computer Guides for Seniors
Guides to Books on Microsoft/Mac/PC software basics
GREENWICH LIBRARY ONLINE TUTORIALS
Practice your mouse skills here
Free online typing course
Courses in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Portuguese.
2-3 minute videos to learn about how to use the Internet. In English or Spanish.
TECHNOLOGY AT GREENWICH LIBRARY:
Computer Use at Greenwich Library
Greenwich Library Online Resources/Databases