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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.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel

Participants will learn the basic concepts of Microsoft Excel, including basic Excel navigation, data entry, formatting, creating tables, and filtering information.

Wednesday, December 4
2pm – 4pm

“My NYC Air" Information Session - Tools for Community Advocacy

Air quality in NYC has improved over the past several decades, but many air pollutants remain at levels that can affect New Yorkers' health. Using a free survey tool, Mount Sinai TCEEE and NYC DOHMH are partnering with communities to create a “My NYC Air” survey tailored to local needs to collect environmental data on neighborhood air quality-related health concerns and sources of air pollution. Come learn about how you can be involved in the project and get trained during this info session!

Wednesday, December 4
5pm – 6pm

Robotics For Families

Families will explore the world of junior robotics through making with Legos, The BBC Micro:bit, and crafts materials. Ages 7 - 14.

Saturdays, December 7, 14, 21, 28
11 am – 1pm

Holiday Open House

All are welcome to come and check out the Queensbridge Tech Lab's December Open House! This month's open house will be focused on holiday crafts! Use our in-house vinyl cutter to create beautiful cards, 3D design and print a custom ornament, or create your own light-up reindeer nose! Come play immersive video games with our VR Station!

Saturday, December 7
1pm – 4pm 

Registration Not Required.

Digital Drawing Circle

Do you find yourself doodling in class? Are you obsessed with drawing your favorite anime characters? Then we are looking at you! Come learn how to use our digital drawing technologies and turn your doodles into beautiful digital paintings that can be shared on social media and in portfolios. The equipment we will be using: Wacom Drawing Tablets, iPads, and VR Headsets.

Mondays, December 9, 16
3pm – 4:30pm

TLC for Your Clothes

Want to breathe new life into your wardrobe? Have clothes that need might need some TLC or even a makeover? Then let's turn your rags to riches! The Tech Lab is equipped with four sewing machines, hand sewing supplies, various types of fabric and craft materials, as well as a vinyl cutter. We supply the tools and expertise; you supply the clothes.

Mondays, December 9, 16
5:45pm – 7:30pm

Intermediate Microsoft Excel: Pivot Tables

Learn how to make and work with Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts. Basic knowledge of Excel is recommended.

Wednesday, December 11
2pm – 4pm

Advanced Microsoft Word

Participants will learn the advanced functions of Microsoft Word such as creating footnotes and citations and mail merge.

Wednesday, December 11
5:45pm – 7:30pm

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

What is AI? Discover the elements of artificial intelligence, and learn the basics of AI technology and the impact its having in our cities, workplaces, and homes. Join us in this two part series as we uncover how artificial intelligence is being built, advanced, and the ethical questions that have arisen because of it.

Saturdays, December 14, 21
2pm  – 3:30pm

Intermediate Microsoft Excel: Advanced Functions

Take your Excel skills to the next level. Learn advanced formulas that will help your workflows. Previous Excel experience with basic formulas is required.

Wednesday, December 18
2pm– 4pm

Winter Crafts

Come in and join us for some winter crafts! Use our in-house vinyl cutter or LED circuits to create beautiful cards, 3D design and print a custom ornament, or make a light-up snowflake!

Wednesday, December 18
5pm – 7pm

VR Game: Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

You're alone in a room with a bomb. Your friends have the info you need to defuse it. But there's a catch. They can't see the bomb. So everyone will need to talk it out - FAST!  Come play this collaborative VR game and other games at the QB Tech Lab!

Monday, December 23
5pm – 7pm

Bring Your Own Device!

Struggling to use the new iPhone your grandson just gifted you? Still have that unopened laptop you are afraid to open? There’s no need to fear! Come visit us at the Tech Lab during this drop-in workshop where an instructor will answer any questions and help you get connected and confident!

Thursday, December 26
2pm – 4pm

Experience Virtual Reality

Want to experience what Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence will look like in the future? Come play "Virtual Virtual Reality," a game that predicts what our coming world will look like, and see how humans will evolve to meet our new experiences. All ages welcome!

Saturday, December 28
2pm – 3:30pm

Create A Mood Board for the New Year with Adobe InDesign

Start the new year off right! Get creative with your goal-setting and learn InDesign at the same time!

Monday, December 30
5:45pm – 7:30pm