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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 Sewing

Do you want to learn how to machine sew? Beginners will learn basics like threading your machine, how to sew a straight line, and how to sew a basic seam. All materials will be provided!

Saturday, September 28
11am – 1pm


NYC Open Data

Want to know more about how your local government and city agencies work? Curious how you can use open data to better understand and advocate for change in your community? Join us for this introductory workshop to learn how to access, filter, and analyze information about your neighborhood from New York City’s open data platform.

Monday, September 30
5:45pm – 7:30pm


American FactFinder

Learn how to access open census data and what it can tell you with American FactFinder! This class will also discuss the 2020 Census and the importance of a fair and accurate count.

Wednesday, October 2
3pm – 4:30pm


Data Privacy: Protect Your Online Self

Learn how to protect your privacy online in this hands-on workshop. Participants will learn how to use built-in browser tools and extensions to keep their browsing history private, opt out of online tracking, and customize security settings on their mobile devices to prevent unauthorized access.   

Thursday, October 3
3pm – 4:30pm


Tech Lab Open House

Drop into our family-friendly, for all ages, free TECH open house! You can try VR, 3D printing, sewing, arts & crafts, animate stories, build robots, and see what workshops we are offering for the month of October!  

Saturday, October 5
12pm – 3pm

No Registration Required.


Introduction to Word

Learn the basic skills in Microsoft Word, and gain hands-on experience creating documents, learning Word’s main functions, and discovering many features Word provides - like styling, key commands, and more. Basic computer skills are required.

Monday, October 7
5:45pm – 7:30pm


Introduction to Video Editing with Adobe Premiere

Learn the basics of editing your own video projects with Adobe Premiere in this hands-on workshop series. You'll learn how to add effects, music, captions, and color adjustments to your videos. You'll walk out of the series with a finished video project and the skills to begin editing your own short videos or documentaries.

Wednesdays, October 9, 16, 23, 30
5:45pm – 7:30pm


Fundamentals of Coding With Python

Want to learn how to code? Come join us at the Queensbridge Tech Lab for our four-week introduction to Python course that introduces the fundamentals of coding. Learn basic programming terms, logic, and structures while using the easy-to-read, simple, and fun Python coding language.

Saturdays, October 12, 19, 26; November 2
11am – 1pm


QuickBooks Part One

There will be a general overview of the software and the different versions of the software. We will then be focused on setting up a brand new company by going through the initial setup process, and then working on the chart of accounts, vendor and customer information and items.

Monday, October 21
1pm – 5pm


Surveillance in NYC

With new and emerging technologies being utilized to collect information about all of us at an ever-increasing pace, do we know the extent to which our movements, decisions, and feelings are being captured and studied? Explore the history and present-day functions of surveillance, and how NYC has been at the forefront of its push into our daily lives.

Monday, October 21
5:45pm – 7:30pm


QuickBooks Part Two

Focuses on data input of bills, bill payments, all other expenses, customer invoices, bank deposits, transfers, and accepting customer payments as well as basic reporting.

Wednesday, October 23
1pm – 5pm


Safe, Secure, And Online: Census 2020 Info Session

Do you have questions about completing next year's decennial Census? Learn about the history of the US Census, discover best practices for filling out your Census form online, and explore how QPL and city government are working to ensure that all New Yorkers are counted.

Thursday, October 24
2pm – 4pm


Introduction to Facial Recognition

In this hands-on workshop, learn how facial and voice recognition technologies have been developed and are being used in many of our home devices. We'll look at many of the ways we interact with these technologies in our cities, and what the future holds as they continue to advance. You'll also get to test out facial recognition software with our live demos!

Thursday, October 24
5:45pm – 7:30pm


Introduction to Adobe InDesign

Design eye-catching flyers, brochures, resumes, decks, and books using InDesign! Learn the basics of print layout design with Adobe InDesign in this introductory course. InDesign is a design tool used all over the contemporary industry.

Monday, October 28
2pm – 4pm


Finding Your Family History with Genealogy

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. 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.

Monday, October 28
5:45pm – 7:30pm


NYC Open Data 101

Want to know more about how your local government and city agencies work? Curious how you can use open data to better understand and advocate for change in your community? Join us for this introductory workshop to learn how to access, filter, and analyze information about your neighborhood from New York City’s open data platform.

Thursday, October 31
5:45pm – 7:30pm