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.

yellow laptop iconTech Center Info

  • Register for In-Person Classes– You can register for a seat in classes that offer in-person segments by clicking on the class on the calendar below or by clicking here.
  • Live Online Workshops – If you want to join a class virtually or a class’s in-person segment is full, you can still take part in our classes that will be offered virtually at the same time as in-person. Visit tinyurl.com/GFJTC-class at the time of the class to participate.
  • Tech Help By Appointment – Registration is required for a 15-minute session with Tech Center staff member to help with your technology issues. Click here for appointment scheduling and availability. You can also call or email the Tech Center for more information.
  • Tech Center Open Hours – During these times you can access the computer lab to do; projects, resumes, job applications, unemployment applications, and more. A Tech Center staff member will be available to answer questions. For major tech assistance, we recommend registering for Tech Help in advance (see above).
  • On-Demand Virtual Learning – These are online classes that you can work through at your own pace. Click here to view our entire collection of on-demand classes and get started today!
  • Virtual Tech Help – Looking for assistance with your technology or devices? Click here to get started with Virtual Tech Help!
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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 the Power of YouTube Tuesday, 11/29 at 3:00pm

Virtual Only: Use Zoom Link: tinyurl.com/GFJTC-class
YouTube provides a source for free videos about basically everything, from historical news footage to current events, technology advice, shopping tips, how to fix just about anything, and much more. Videos can be viewed on smartphones, tablets, laptops, Alexa- or Google-powered smart displays, smart TVs, and video game consoles. Best of all—it’s FREE! Join us and learn some easy-to-use tricks to help you get more out of this video-sharing service.

  • Holiday Spending and Saving – Thursday, 12/1 @3:00 pm

      In-Person Only – Registration required
      From deciding which gifts to buy or facing financial stress after the holidays, this class will provide you with tips on how to plan and save for gift buying, create a shopping checklist, know your shopping limit, make smart financial decisions, and how to have financial success after the holidays. Presented by Visions Federal Credit Union.

      • Roku Tips and Tricks – Tuesday, 12/6 @1:00 pm

      In-Person Only – Registration required
      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.

      • Dealing with Financial Stress – Wednesday, 12/7 @6:00 pm

      In-Person Only – Registration required
      This class will help you identify several stressors that are caused by financial stress. We will provide helpful ways to combat this stress, ways to navigate a financially stressful situation, and how to get yourself in good financial standing. Presented by Visions Federal Credit Union.

      • Shopping Apps for Saving Money – Thursday, 12/8 @3:00 pm

      HYBRID: In-Person – Registration required Virtual: Use Zoom Link: tinyurl.com/GFJTC-class
      There are hundreds of terrific, free apps that will help you save money every time you shop with digital coupons, store ads, rebates, comparison shopping and more!  Your phone can make shopping easier and save you time too! Join us in the Tech Center or log in to learn how to maximize your grocery savings with apps that are free and easy to use.

      • Fact or Fake? Improving Digital Literacy – Tuesday, 12/13 @3:00 pm

      Virtual Only: Use Zoom Link: tinyurl.com/GFJTC-class
      Anyone can post information on the Internet, but how can we tell what is true, and what is a scam?  Join us via Zoom to explore and discuss tips and tools that we can use to help verify information on the Internet in order to become more discerning and digitally literate readers.

      • Netflix Alternatives – Thursday, 12/15 @3:00 pm

      Virtual Only: Use Zoom Link: tinyurl.com/GFJTC-class
      Discover streaming services that offer FREE television shows and movies. All you need is an inexpensive Roku or Fire TV stick in order to stream shows onto your television, smartphone, or tablet. Websites that allow you to search for movie or TV titles and determine exactly where they can be viewed will be introduced. Find out how to enjoy instant streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows for FREE!

      • Windows Tips and Tricks – Tuesday, 12/20 @11:00 pm

      HYBRID: In-Person – Registration required Virtual: Use Zoom Link: tinyurl.com/GFJTC-class
      Have you mastered the basics of your Windows computer? Are you looking to work on more advanced skills? Join us to learn about fun Windows features, as well as how to customize your computer to your preferences and navigate faster and with more ease!  Learners can bring their own laptops or use one of ours.

      Appointment registration is required for a 15-minute session with a Tech Center staff member to help with technology issues. Register online on the Tech Center website, 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!