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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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.

  • Tips for Selecting and Managing Online Passwords – Wednesday, May 31 at 3:00 p.m.

Virtual only, no registration. Use our Zoom Link: tinyurl.com/GFJTC-class
Passwords are the key to almost everything you do online, and you probably have multiple passwords that you use throughout the day. Choosing hard-to-hack passwords and managing them securely can sometimes seem overwhelming. Simple ways to make your passwords as secure as possible will be presented along with an explanation of how a password manager app could work for you.

  • Libby – Free eBooks, Audiobooks, and More – Thursday, June 8th at 1:00 p.m.

Virtual only, no registration. Use our Zoom Link: tinyurl.com/GFJTC-class
With Libby 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 virtual presentation.

  • Psychology of Spending – Monday, June 12th at 6:00 p.m.

In person only, registration is required. Click here to register.
June is Summer Spending Month! Join us for a presentation where we will go over how your mindset effects your everyday shopping and spending habits. The Psychology of Spending presentation will show you that a lot more goes into your own money choices than just rational calculations. Your emotions have a major impact on your financial situation. By examining the feelings behind your decisions, we can help you understand how to make the most productive choices. Presented by Visions FCU.

  • Roku – What You Need to Know – Wednesday, June 14th at 1:00 p.m.

In person only, registration is required. Click here to register.
Media streaming devices are all the rage.  These devices connect your TV to the internet, allowing you to stream content (TV shows, music, movies) through a streaming app. This class will focus on the Roku streaming device. Whether you’ve had the same Roku for years or just nabbed a new model, there’s more to know about these media streaming devices than meets the eye. Join us and discover how to easily maximize your Roku’s features. 

  • Easy Email with Gmail – Tuesday, June 20th at 1:00 p.m.

In person only, registration is required. Click here to register.
It seems that we need an email address to do anything online, and Gmail is one of the safest and easiest to use email apps. Come set up a simple Gmail account and learn how to make it work for you!  If you already have Gmail, PLEASE bring your username and password to learn some tips and tricks!

  • MyChart: Manage Your Healthcare Easily – Thursday, June 22nd at 11:00 a.m. AT BROOME WEST SENIOR CENTER (2810 Wayne St. in Endwell)

In person only, NO registration.
UHS MyChart is a secure online health management tool that connects you to your UHS healthcare team and gives you access to important information from your medical record, 24/7, free of charge. This secure portal allows you to schedule appointments, manage prescriptions, and contact your medical provider all in one app.  Presentation followed by personal tech assistance.

  • Popular Mobile Payment Apps – Tuesday, June 27th at 3:00 p.m.

Virtual only, no registration. Use our Zoom Link: tinyurl.com/GFJTC-class
Learn the pros and cons of the top mobile payment apps for your phone. With these apps you can send money to friends, make contactless payments in stores, and shop online with ease. Some of the apps that will be discussed are Apple Pay, Google Pay, Venmo, and PayPal. Find out if you want to leave cash and cards at home and join the digital revolution.

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!