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.

HYBRID – In-Person Registration Required/Virtual Members Use Zoom Link: tinyurl.com/GFJTC-class
A cluttered computer is not only difficult to navigate, but can cause extreme stress, especially when it fills up storage and slows your computer down! Bring your laptop or tune in to learn some easy ways to clean out and reorganize your desktop and your computer to make it run more smoothly and efficiently!  This class will be run in person and simultaneously with Zoom.  BRING YOUR LAPTOP if coming in person!!

In-Person only – Registration required
You can use Ancestry.com Library Edition at the George F Johnson Library free of charge. To access it you must use a library computer and have a library card.  Users can search census reports, birth and death records, immigration records and more. Topics covered will include accessing the Ancestry Library Edition, an overview of records, and tips for searching for information.  Attendees will be given time to search on their own with guidance offered by the instructor.  This workshop is targeted to BEGINNERS.

HYBRID – In-Person Registration Required/ Virtual Members Use Zoom Link: tinyurl.com/GFJTC-class
Introducing Hoopla! The library is pleased to offer our patrons with a library streaming service that allows you to borrow eBooks, audiobooks, comics, music, and movies. All you need is a GFJ Library card and away you go. During this showcase learn about Hoopla and get some tips to using this database. This session will be recorded for later viewing.

HYBRID – In-Person Registration Required/ Virtual Members Use Zoom Link: tinyurl.com/GFJTC-class
This introduction to personal cybersecurity will help you take the first steps to secure your digital data. Learn the basic do’s and don’ts of keeping your information safe and explore some more advanced options, too. This class will run both in-person and via Zoom. Participants are welcome to bring any devices they’d like to work with (laptop, tablet, cellphone).

In-Person only – Registration required
Are you hoping to retire in the next few years? This seminar will go over the many decisions you will need to make on this journey, such as: how to use your retirement accounts, programs for retired persons and the basics of social security.

In-Person only – Registration required
Estate planning does not have to be expensive and time consuming. It is simply the process of designating who will receive your assets in the event of death or incapacitation. During this presentation, we will discuss how you can set up your estate with ease and confidence.

Use Zoom Link: tinyurl.com/GFJTC-class
Whether you have just started using your iPhone camera or have been taking pictures for a while, make sure you know the basics.  This workshop will outline the top ten things everyone should know about using the iPhone camera including some hidden features that you might not know exist.

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!