Part Of Expanding Tech Programs
The Queens Borough Public Library will be offering its first free computer workshop in Bengali on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 3 p.m. at the Central Library, located at 89-11 Merrick Blvd. in Jamaica.
The topic will be how to use Google’s tools, including internet searching, Gmail, Google Maps and more. Customers must pre-register in person after Jan. 19. For more information, phone 1-718-990-0883.
The workshop joins an alreadyrobust schedule of computer workshops given at many levels, in English, Spanish and occasionally in other languages that are widely spoken in Queens. This new service is in response to the growing Bengalispeaking population in Queens.
Every Queens Library has free wi-fi, free computers for customers to use and instruction on how to use the internet and computer basics, such as email.
Advanced learning goes all the way up to free certifications for the Microsoft Office suite, Quick Books, Comp-TIA and Sigma Six, more. Customers can learn a little, learn a lot, learn at their own pace or online from home or school.
Nine Queens library locations offer in-depth technology training. Along with the Central library, they include the following branches: Long Island City, 37-44 21st St.; Far Rockaway, 1637 Central Ave.; Queens Library for Teens, 2002 Cornaga Ave., Far Rockaway; Arverne, 312 Beach 54 St.; Flushing, 41-17 Main St.; Astoria, 14-01 Astoria Blvd.; South Jamaica, 108-41 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. and Corona, 38-23 104th Street. All workshops are free of charge.
For more information on technology training at Queens Library, phone 1-718-990-8625.