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Queens Public Library Tech Lab at Queensbridge

Business and Technology Training by Queens Public Library’s Job & Business Academy

10-43 41st Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101

For more information or to register by phone for any of these programs, call 718-990-8625.

Using Google Drive for Business

Did you know Google Drive apps can take the place of many programs in Microsoft Office? This class will show you how and other ways Google Drive can help you optimize your work life.     

Thursday, May 23

Master the Elements of Design with Adobe Illustrator

Learn the 10 basic elements of design in this hands-on Adobe Illustrator workshop. We'll use this professional software to understand how designers use principles like line, color, shape, texture, and typography in their work. 

Thursday, May 23

Lego Robotics Lab

Bring your creations to life at our Lego Robotics Lab! We'll learn how to use Legos and BBC micro:bits to design and code robotic creations like race cars, robots, and houses with functioning doorbells. Join us for a single Saturday or the entire series.   

Saturday, May 25
11am – 1pm 

Professional Headshots Photo Shoot

Breathe life into your LinkedIn profile with a professional headshot. Participants will get a five-minute headshot session with a professional photographer, and receive a high-res digital copy of their photo at the end of the session. Participants are required to register in advance. Dress for the job you want!    

Thursday, May 30
3pm – 4pm

Program Beats with Sonic Pi

Sonic Pi is a digital musical instrument that allows you to make and remix music through live coding. Participants will create music using the same technology used by music industry professionals.   

Saturday, June 1
11am – 12:30pm

Queensbridge Community Science Project

Join us this summer as we observe our urban landscape more closely. Work with science educators in hands-on activities exploring air, water, and soil quality using science and technology tools. Connect with your neighbors and discuss solutions to indoor air quality, pathways for advocacy, and resources for continued monitoring of our community.    

Saturdays, June 1 through July 20

Creating Impactful Resumes

Make your resume the best it can be. This workshop provides insight into what resume reviewers look for, types of resumes, what to include and exclude, and tips for making your resume stronger.   

Wednesday, June 5
2pm – 4pm

Introduction to Computers

New to computers? Learn the basic parts and functions of a computer in this introductory class.   

Wednesday, June 5

Finding your Family History with Genealogy

Part 1: What is Genealogy? How was DNA research developed to find familial linkages? We'll look at the growing field and the way you can find your family history with it. 
Part 2: Looking at the most popular Genealogy databases, we'll determine what information each provides. We'll also look at what other unforeseen consequences might arise from giving your DNA to these databases.   

Saturdays, June 8, 15

Introduction to Smart Devices

Have you ever been tempted to buy a smart device for your home? This class will look at the different types of smart appliances available now and in the near future. We'll look at the pros and cons of having technology that is made to learn about us.   

Monday, June 10

Web Development Summer Bootcamp: HTML

Join us this summer for a boot camp covering the fundamentals of web design. Topics include HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. The boot camp will span the course of 12 weeks in total. Students will learn the basics of web design and create their own personal portfolio that can be shown online.   

Mondays, June 10, 17, 24

Job Readiness Drop-in Hours

Do you need help with your resume or cover letter? Not sure how to search for a job? Come to our Job Readiness Drop-In Hours for assistance on these topics and more!   

Wednesday, June 12

Introduction to Internet

Learn how to access and navigate the Internet. In this class, you will learn key terminology, use a web browser, and understand how to use searches and websites.   

Wednesday, June 12

Digital Apps for Financial Health

There are many websites and apps that can help you keep track of your expenses and get your finances in order. We'll cover the digital apps that can help you best.   

Monday, June 17

Register by Phone or in Person

Job Readiness Drop-in Hours

Do you need help with your resume or cover letter? Not sure how to search for a job? Come to our Job Readiness Drop-In Hours for assistance on these topics and more!   

Wednesday, June 19

Introduction to Email

In this introductory workshop, you will learn how to create an email account, how to log on, how to navigate your email account, how to send and receive email messages, and how to attach documents. It is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop.   

Wednesday, June 19

Designing a Flyer in InDesign

Design eye-catching flyers for your event, business, or lost pet in this hands-on workshop. We'll explore basic features in Adobe InDesign to create a full-color flyer. Participants will leave this workshop with a hard copy of their design project.   

Thursday, June 20

Make Your Own Nature Documentary with Adobe Premiere

Learn the basics of editing your own nature documentary with Adobe Premiere in this hands-on workshop series. Bring your own digital video files or download nature videos from an open source library and learn how to cut, transition, add a music bed, and color correct.   

Saturdays, June 22, 29

Digital Apps for Time Management and Organization

Websites and apps are helping people keep track of many things: their time, fitness, meetings and tasks. We'll show you some of the best free services that can help you keep on schedule and projects on track.   

Monday, June 24

Introduction to Excel

Participants will learn the basic concepts of Microsoft Excel, such as what a spreadsheet is, basic Excel navigation, and basic data entry.   

Wednesday, June 26

Introduction to Word

Learn the basic skills in Microsoft Word and gain hands-on experience creating documents, changing formats, and using key shortcuts.   

Wednesday, June 26

3D Printing Stencils

Stencils are great tools for drawing and spray painting designs onto lots of different materials! For example you can make a logo on a T-shirt or paint a mural. Learn how to create your own stencil in this beginner 3D printing class.   

Thursday, June 27