Tech Center

Virtual Tech Help

Welcome to the GFJ Tech Center!

  • We offer virtual classes and information to continue strengthening your tech skills. You can participate in live, online workshops as well as our self-paced, on-demand classes. As always, all of the Tech Center’s classes are free. Look below for some of our new offerings!
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Tech Center CalendarLive Online Workshops

Our live, online workshops include screen sharing, instructor audio, and chat. You will be able to follow along and ask questions in each class, which is led by Tech Center staff. To participate in a workshop, click on a class below or visit screenleap.com/gfj_techcenter at the appropriate time.

      • Amazon Fire: The Affordable Tablet – February 24th at 3:00pm
        Looking for a great tablet at a reasonable price? The Amazon Fire is the tablet to seriously consider. This overview of the Fire Tablet will include navigation and organizing apps, storage and customization. Using Alexa, the built in digital assistant will also be covered.  The latest Fire tablet delivers faster performance, a bigger battery and more base storage than the previous version for a fantastic price. Its screen is bright, the speakers are loud, and it offers expandable microSD storage and ample parental controls. You cannot beat a tablet for convenience and portability.
      • Intro to Google Photos – March 10th at 3:00pm
        Don’t keep your photos trapped on your phone or camera!  This introductory class will show you how to easily save, edit and share your digital photos with Google Photos for free now, before Google begins charging for photo storage in June!
      • Android Smartphone and Tablet: Basics – Your Questions Answered – March 17th at 3:00pm
        Want to know how to effectively use an Android device? Tune in and learn how to navigate successfully through various features that are common to all Android devices. Discover how to customize your device using the setting properties. You will have an opportunity to ask questions and receive answers. Recommended for anyone with an Android phone or tablet. This workshop will not cover the Amazon Fire Tablet, which works on a version of Android that is covered in a separate workshop
      • Introduction to Zoom – March 19th at 3:00pm
        Having a hard time with those Zoom meetings? Want to catch up with friends and family from a distance? This introductory class will allow you to ask questions and see how to attend and set up your own Zoom meetings.
      • How to Use the Alexa app: Features, Tips and Tricks – March 24th at 3:00pm
        Alexa is best known as the voice assistant available on Echo devices from Amazon along with many third-party devices like speakers and televisions. Join us as we explore the Alexa app, the mastermind behind your devices. Knowing how to use and customize the Alexa app will help you make the most of your virtual assistant. Set up the app to play music and podcasts on your device, read books, and enable any of the thousands of skills that are linked to the Alexa app.
      • Learn to Use Google Drive – March 31st at 3:00pm
        Learn to create and store word documents, spreadsheets, slide shows, and more with Google’s free cloud-based service. All you need is a Gmail address and password to use this powerful storage system that lives online.

You can also click here to view some frequently asked questions about our live classes.


Tech Center ResourcesOn-Demand Virtual Learning

We’re excited to offer these free, online classes that you can work through at your own pace. Click on any of the images or subjects below to start exploring.

ancestry

Ancestry.com

android

Android

garden

Apps for Home & Garden

cloud

Cloud Storage

ereader

eBooks & Audiobooks

facebook

Facebook

Fact or Fake?
How Can You Tell if What You Read Online is True?

Transfer and Save Photos

Instagram

Internet Basics

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iPhone & iPad

Streaming Services

Some presentations use resources which require a library card and/or PIN. Please visit or call the library for assistance.

Additional Resources

  • Online Resources – The library’s available 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!