Welcome to the GFJ Tech Center!

We offer virtual classes, information, and assistance to help you strengthen your tech skills. All of the Tech Center’s classes are free. Look below for our offerings! If you have questions, you can call us at (607) 757-5359 or email us at gfjtechcenter@gmail.com.

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blue laptop iconLive Online Workshops

These workshops are a mix of Virtual Only, Hybrid, & In-Person Only. All In-Person aspects of below classes Require Registration. To register select a class on calendar below or click here. Our virtual classes include screen sharing, instructor audio, and chat. You will be able to follow along and ask the Tech Center staff questions during the workshop. Click here to view frequently asked questions about our live classes. To participate in virtual aspects of workshops, visit tinyurl.com/GFJTC-class at the time of the class.

  • Discover Free eBooks and Audiobooks From Your Library – Wednesday, September 13th at 11:00 a.m.

In person at BROOME WEST SENIOR CENTER (2801 Wayne St. in Endwell). NO registration.
With Libby and Hoopla (and your library card) you can download thousands of books and magazines for FREE to read or listen to on your computer, e-reader, smartphone, or in your car. Learn how you can browse for titles, reserve books and take hundreds of books and magazines on vacation in this presentation. There will be Q&A and one-on-one tech help after the presentation.

  • FAFSA 101: Ways to Pay for College – Thursday, September 14th at 6:00 p.m.

In person only, registration is required. Click here to register.
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) applications open on October 1st! Join us for a presentation where we will review what the FASFA is, what families can do before filling out the FAFSA forms, eligibility requirements for the students and parents, as well as any information needed to complete the FAFSA forms. We will also be discussing what happens while you are filling out the FAFSA, and some help tools and resources that you can use. Leave our FAFSA workshop feeling confident on completely the FAFSA correctly and promptly! Presented by Visions FCU.

  • Internet for Beginners – Tuesday, September 19th at 3:00 p.m.

In person only, registration is required. Click here to register.
Using the internet is an essential skill, but it can be difficult to get started. Join this class to learn the absolute basics of the internet, like how to navigate a website and use a search engine. Participants can bring their own laptops/tablets or use one of ours!

  • Protect Your Privacy Online – Thursday, September 21st at 1:00 p.m.

Virtual only, no registration. To join class, use our Zoom link: tinyurl.com/GFJTC-class
There are many simple tips and tools we can use to limit our exposure online, and to protect our privacy whether we are browsing the internet, shopping or using social media like Facebook.  This online presentation will explore some of those ways that we can limit what others can see and collect about us while we are using our phones, tablets or computers.

  • Library 101 – Tuesday, September 26th at 6:00 p.m.

In person only, registration is required. Click here to register.
In this class, we will review how to use the library’s online catalog, how to access your account information online to place holds, renew, see checkout history, and more! For those interested, a guided tour of the library and its facilities will be conducted after the class. **All are welcome to attend, but to make the most of the experience, a current library card with an active PIN is encouraged. If you do not remember your account pin or would like to reset it, you can contact the GFJ Circulation Department at (607) 757-5350.

Appointment registration is required for a 15-minute session with a Tech Center staff member to help with technology issues. Register online using the calendar, call, or email the Tech Center in advance for more information and available times.

brick laptop iconAdditional Resources

  • Digital Library – The library’s online resources including local history, learning tools, databases for research, and free downloadable materials including eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, and more!
  • Employment Resources – Many great resources for those seeking employment.
  • eBook & eReader Information – Instructions for downloading eBooks and audiobooks to popular mobile devices with the OverDrive or Libby apps. Use your library card and PIN number to sign in, and begin checking out today!