Technology training and children’s programs at the Greenwich Library

Technology Training Center programs

This month in the Technology Training Center job hunters will have the opportunity to improve their value to potential employers with workshops on Microsoft Access and Excel. The November line-up of classes will also feature topics such as maximizing the use of your GoPro and streaming TV and movies.

All year long, Greenwich Library training staff is available to help patrons explore new technologies and develop the skills they need to make online life more productive and enjoyable. Classes are offered in a comfortable environment for all participants, regardless of level. Programs are one hour long, held in the Training Center and are open to the public at no charge unless otherwise indicated.

Tuesdays, November 17, 24 and December 8 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Search Engine Marketing

Local search marketing expert David Hoffman will cover paid search, local search and Google Analytics. This in-depth program will be held in the Library Meeting Room and is sponsored by Peterson Business Programs. Registration, via the Library’s online calendar, is required.

Monday, November 9 at 2 p.m., Streaming TV and Movies

Learn how to live stream video using Netflix, Hulu, Crackle, Amazon Prime and hoopla. This class will help you choose the best service for your needs and interests.

Saturday, November 14 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Trending Monthly: Taking Pictures with your iPad/iPhone

Learn the ins and outs of photography with your iDevices. This class will cover how to use the iPhone/iPad camera, helpful apps, best practices and tips and tricks for maximizing your mobile image capture. Trending Monthly is all about what’s new and hot in Technology. Instructor: Lance Pendelton

Monday, November 16 from 2-3:30 p.m., Basic Excel and Beyond

Discover the different commands available using the Excel Ribbon. Learn how to use these commands to create and edit basic worksheets, as well as create and modify charts.

Wednesday, November 18 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Career Coach: Microsoft Access

Sponsored by the American Job Center, the Career Coach mobile classroom is offering two, 2-hour Microsoft Access Database training sessions.Level 1 training is at 10 am and level 2 at 1 pm. The Career Coach bus is equipped with 10 PC work stations and Internet access and is parked at the Library’s West Putnam Avenue entrance. Arrive early to sign-up.

Regular Technology Training Center Programming and Other Programs of Interest

  • The Library’s regular Drop-in Computer Lab is offered three times each week: on Saturdays and Tuesdays at 11 a.m., and Thursdays at 3 p.m., from November 2 through 21 (no labs during Thanksgiving week). Get hands-on assistance with new gadgets, downloading eBooks and audiobooks using OverDrive, Library databases, Microsoft Office, Internet search, email, online forms, social media, job search, basic computing and more with Library staff.  NEW! Bilingual assistance in Spanish is available. Use your own device or practice with ours.

For more information contact Training Center staff at [email protected], call (203) 625-6508, or





Children’s Services at Greenwich Library announces the launch of a mobile friendly Children’s Room eNewsletter, featuring special events and news from the Main Library and its branches.  Parent, grandparents and caregivers can sign up online

This month music loving families can enjoy a young string quartet sponsored by Curiosity Concerts and partake of the Library’s regularly scheduled Children’s Room reading programs including Book Clubs, Story Crafts, Bilingual Storytime, Sing, Play and Move and many others. Programs are open to all without registration or charge unless otherwise indicated.

Saturday, November 7 at 2 p.m., Curiosity Concerts: Haven String Quartet

Travel the world with this dynamic young string quartet and enjoy music from from as far away as Uganda, Cuba, and Bosnia … and from as close to home as Connecticut. Co-sponsored by the Ashforth Children’s Concert Series.  Ages 5 and up. Free but reservations required. to reserve tickets.

Children’s Room Preregistered Reading Programs

Baby Lapsit Fall Session II, running from November 12-December 17, is now full.  Registration details for Winter Session I, which begins in January, will be released in December.

Other Library programs of interest to children and parents:

  • National Master Rich Jackson hosts Friday Nigh Chess on Friday, November 5 at 7 p.m. All ages and skill levels are welcome.
  • Introduction to Advanced Python for grades 6-8 will be held on Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. beginning November 17.  Please register using the Library’s online calendar beginning 11/2.
  • Greenwich Library’s sixth annual International Games Day will be held on Saturday, November 21 from 1:30-4:30 p.m.

For more information about Greenwich Library programs for children (from infants through grade 6), contact Children’s Room Librarian Deirdre Sullivan at [email protected], call (203) 622-7940, or visit


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