Connect with Tech Week: Older Adults

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Join us and learn something new! All events are free. No registration, unless indicated.

Older Adults Program Guide (PDF)

All SFPL libraries are accessible for wheelchair users. To request other accommodations, please call 415-557-4290 or email jane.glasby@sfpl.org. Requesting accommodations at least 72 hours in advance will help ensure availability.

older man learning something on an ipad; seniors in a class.

Sunday May 5. Mission Photo Walk and Learn Instagram!/¡Caminata fotográfica por la Misión y aprende Instagram! Mission Branch Library, 1-3 pm. Presented by Harvey Castro and Community Living Campaign. Bilingüe en español e inglés

Older adults: Come join us on a short fun walk to experience the Mission through your cell phone photos with the guidance of professional street and documentary photographer Harvey Castro. Then we head back to Mission Public Library to learn tips about Instagram, and meet the Eldergram: Aging in Oakland and Cuba photo exhibit project. It's Cinco de Mayo and will be a lively day in the mission! Bilingual in Spanish and English.

Adultos mayores: Acompáñenos en una caminata corta y divertida para vivir la Misión por medio de fotos tomadas en celular con la guianza profesional del fotógrafo callejero y documentalista Harvey Castro (www.harveycastro.co). Despues volvemos a la Biblioteca de la Misión para aprender consejos sobre Instagram y conocer Eldergram: Proyecto de exposción de fotografía sobre envejecer en Oakland in en Cuba. ¡Es Cinco de Mayo y será un día animado en la misión! Bilingüe en español e inglés.

Monday, May 6. Facebook: Connect with Friends and Relatives (in Tagalog)/ Facebook: Kumonekta sa Mga Kaibigan at Kamag-anak. Mint Mall, 10:30-11:30 am.

Sa Tagalog, ituturo sa iyo ng klase na ito kung paano maghanap ng mga kaibigan at kamag-anak, magbahagi ng mga larawan, at video chat! Dalhin ang inyong smartphone kung mayroon kayo. Ang klase ay limitado sa labinlimang tao; unang dumating, unang pagsisilbihan!

Find friends and relatives, share photos, and video chat -- all on Facebook! Bring your smartphone or tablet if you have one. Space is limited to 15 people; first come, first served. Taught by Julia Isabel Rivera, San Francisco Office of Digital Equity. Presented in Tagalog.

Monday May 6. Keyboarding (in Cantonese) / 滑鼠與鍵盤入門 . Visitacion Valley Branch Library, 1-2 pm.

這個輕鬆簡單的基礎課程,助你舒適地學習使用電腦滑鼠和鍵盤。歡迎所有初學者!粵語主講。

Get comfortable using a computer mouse and keyboard during this relaxed and easy basics class. Beginners welcome! In Cantonese.

Monday, May 6. Preserving Memories. Bayview Branch Library, 1-3 pm. Presented by Community Living Campaign.

Use a digital scanner to turn your cherished photos, letters, recipes, (even 3-dimensional objects!) into digital images. Then pair up with a computer coach to learn how to share your images with family and friends. Space is limited to 30 people. Sponsored by the SF Tech Council and the Community Living Campaign.

Monday, May 6. Let's Go Shopping. Portola Branch Library, 1-3 pm. Presented by Bolder Adults TechTime.

Shall we window shop on the web together? Patient library staff take us for a spin around sites like Amazon, eBay, Craigslist, local stores, SFPL’s subscription to Consumer Reports and Bay Area Consumer Checkbook, while sharing tips for being a savvy and safe online shopper.

Tuesday, May 7. Intro to Social Media: What's Easy and What's Safe. Main Library, 5th floor Computer Training Center, 10-11 am.

New to social media like Facebook and Twitter and wondering how to get started? Come learn the basics about how to have fun and be safe while sharing online with others. Presented by The Specialists Guild

Tuesday, May 7. The Tech Expo. City Hall, North Light Court, 1-3 pm.

The wide world of technology is open to everyone at the Tech Expo. Learn about free resources, see exciting technology in action, check out the latest in Assistive Technology, and have some fun! Attendees can enter a drawing for a Chromebook and other prizes.

Tuesday, May 7. Computer Training 101 for Seniors. Ingleside Branch Library, 3-4 pm. Presented by Urban Techies.

Learn how to operate a computer, save and open files, and the basics of using Windows. No experience needed. Please sign up at (415) 355-2898.

Wednesday, May 8. Smartphone Class (in Cantonese)/ 智能手機學堂. Vistiacion Valley Family Center, 66 Raymond Ave, 10-11 am. Presented by Felton Institute.

學習如何使用智能手機 (Android 或 iPhone),並充分利用其附設應用程式和功能。粵語主講。

Learn how to use your Android or iPhone and get the most from its tools and features. Presented in Cantonese.

Wednesday, May 8. Facebook: Connect with Friends and Relatives (in Tagalog)/ Facebook: Kumonekta sa Mga Kaibigan at Kamag-anak. Main Library, 5th floor Computer Training Center, 12:30-1:30 pm.

Sa Tagalog, ituturo sa iyo ng klase na ito kung paano maghanap ng mga kaibigan at kamag-anak, magbahagi ng mga larawan, at video chat! Dalhin ang inyong smartphone kung mayroon kayo. Ang klase ay limitado sa labinlimang tao; unang dumating, unang pagsisilbihan!

Wednesday, May 8. Basic Computer Class. Visitacion Valley Family Center, 66 Raymond Ave, 1:30-2:30 pm. Presented by Felton Institute.

Learn how to find recipes, videochat with family, get on demand translation, and more – all online!

Wednesday, May 8. Streaming without ScreamingAnza Branch Library, 1:30-3:30 pm. Presented by Bolder Adults TechTime.

Stream videos, music, photos, and more from the Internet (including fabulous FREE stuff from Kanopy and hoopla at sfpl.org/eLibrary). We will share how to use devices like Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Smart TVs, smartphones, tablets, and cable boxes.

Wednesday, May 8. Chinese News at Your Fingertips (in Cantonese)/ 指尖上的新聞Chinatown Branch Library, 2-4 pm. Presented by Office of Digital Equity.

互聯網現在比以往提供了更多的新聞和媒體訪問選擇。我們鼓勵與會者攜同自己的電子設備,來學習如何通過應用程序和不同網站與中國媒體聯繫,當中包括灣區二十六台 (KTSF)、天下衛視 (Sky Link TV)、世界日報 (World Journal) 和星島日報 (Sing Tao Daily)。 名額二十五人,請致電(415)355-2888 預先留位。 粵語主講。

The Internet now offers more options for accessing news and media than ever before. Participants are encouraged to bring their own devices and will learn how to connect via apps and websites to local Chinese media outlets, including but not limited to, KTSF, Sky Link TV, World Journal, and Sing Tao Daily. Space is limited to 25 participants, so please sign up by calling (415) 355-2888. Presented in Cantonese.

Wednesday, May 8. Ask Me About Tech/Pregúntame sobre tecnología. The Women's Building, Audre Lorde Room, 3-6 pm. Presented by The Women's Building. Evento bilingüe en español e inglés

Ask Me About Tech will be a fun tech fair that gives participants the opportunity to ask our experts and volunteers questions related to: smartphones, email, google suite, social media, and online banking! Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to sit in on an in-depth presentation about cyber security. We'll have food, beverages, and a fun raffle of 3 computers and other prizes. Bilingual event in Spanish and English.

¡Pregúntame sobre tecnología será una feria tecnológica divertida dándole a los participantes la oportunidad de preguntar a nuestros expertos y voluntarios sobre: teléfonos inteligentes, correo electrónico, google suite, redes sociales y actividades bancarias en línea! Además, los participantes tendrán la oportunidad de asistir a una presentación profunda sobre seguridad cybernética. Tendremos comida, bebidas, y rifas divertidas de 3 computadoras y otros premios. Evento bilingüe en español e inglés.

Thursday, May 9. Affordable Housing with the DAHLIA Portal. Main Library, 5th floor Computer Training Center, 10-11 am. Presented by Barry Roeder and Emily Shore, MOHCD.

Search and apply for affordable housing online through San Francisco's DAHLIA portal, which helps users easily search and apply for affordable listings. Individual assistance will be provided.

Thursday, May 9. Can You Read It Now? Main Library, 3rd floor Paley Room, 11-12 pm.

Have trouble seeing the screen or reading your mail? Is the print too small in your favorite books and magazines? Come learn about keyboard shortcuts, CCTVS, magnifying software, and other powerful tools that can make reading easy on the eyes.

Thursday, May 9. Preserving MemoriesVisitacion Valley Branch Library, 12:30-2:30 pm. Presented by SF Tech Council, Community Living Campaign.

Learn how to use a digital scanner to turn your cherished photos, letters, recipes, (even 3-dimensional objects!) into digital images. Then pair up with a computer coach to learn how to share your images with family and friends. Space is limited to 30 people.

Thursday, May 9. TBBC Appy Hour. Main Library, Talking Books & Braille Center, 1-2 pm.

Discover the most accessible apps for people who are blind or visually impaired and learn how to re-envision the way you interact with your world. Along with a chance to get hands-on experience, we'll discuss and try out apps that identify objects, recognize faces, assist in navigation, turn images into text, read your favorite books to you, allow you to receive sighted help from a distance and more.

Thursday, May 9. Old Disk, New Tricks. Main Library, 5th floor Computer Training Center, 1:30-3:30 pm.

Do you have old Windows or Mac 3.5” floppy disks, CDs, or perhaps Zip disks that hold cherished photos, riveting writing, pixelated clip art, or other files–but no way to access them? Don’t despair! Bring your disks and we’ll do our best to move your vintage files to current storage methods. Bring a flash drive or log into your email to save your files. Part of Bolder Adults TechTime, classes geared for adults 50 years & beyond. Learn to use current technology in fun & meaningful ways. A Connect With Tech 2019 event.

Thursday, May 9. Youtube Basics (in Cantonese) / YouTube 影片分享網站入門
Chinatown Branch Library
, 2-4 pm.

學習瀏覽YouTube影片分享網站的基礎知識,包括如何搜尋、訂閱和創建播放列表。 名額僅限十二名位。 請致電 (415) 355-2888或親臨華埠圖書館預先留位。粵語主講。

Tour the basics of YouTube as a viewer, including how to search, subscribe, and create playlists. Limited to 12 participants. To sign up, please call 415-355-2888 or visit the library. Presented in Cantonese.

Thursday, May 9. Internet Safety Basics for Seniors (in Spanish) / Conceptos básicos de seguridad en el Internet para mayores de edadMission Branch Library, 6-8 pm.

Conozca los consejos para mantenerse seguro en línea, incluido cómo usar la navegación privada, identificar fraudes de phishing, descargar software de manera segura, mantener su conexión segura con antivirus y más. El espacio es limitado. Para registrarse, llame al 415-355-2800

Learn tips for staying safe online, including how to use private browsing, identify phishing scams, safely download software, keep your connection safe with antivirus software and more. Space is limited. To register, call 415-355-2800. Presented in Spanish.

Friday, May 10. Smartphone ClassThe Village, 1099 Sunnydale, 3rd floor, 10-11 am. Presented by Felton Insitute.

Learn how to use your Android or iPhone and get the most from its tools and features.

Friday, May 10. Meet San Francisco's New City Website. Main Library, 5th floor Learning Studio, 12:30-1:30 pm. Presented by SF Digital Services.

Learn about the new City government website and how it is being built with you in mind. You will have the chance to tell us what you think and help us make it even better.

Friday, May 10. iPad for Beginners (in Cantonese) / 蘋果平板電腦 (iPad) 入門Visitacion Valley Branch Library, 1-2 pm.

你是否剛拿到一部 iPad? 想學習如何使用它嗎? 來訪谷區 (Visitacion Valley) 圖書館,一起享受學習基本調校和瀏覽的樂趣。 粵語主講

Did you just get an iPad and want to learn how to use it? Come to Visitacion Valley Branch and have fun learning basic set-up and navigation. Presented in Cantonese. 

Friday, May 10. Easy Computer Reading with ZoomText. Main Library, 5th floor Learning Studio, 2-3 pm. Presented by Adaptive Technology Services.

Wondering how to make the screen easier to read? ZoomText, a screen magnifier and reader, can help. In this introductory class conducted by Adaptive Technology Services, you will learn the basics along with some of its most popular features.

Friday, May 10. Mouse & Keyboard ComfortSunset Branch Library, 2-3:30 pm.

Are you a new computer user with little or no experience using a keyboard and mouse? If so, come to this class and learn how to left-click, right-click and use basic command keys to achieve digital literacy.  Please call 415-355-2808 to sign up.

Friday, May 10. (Somewhat) Guilty Pleasure Series: Cat Videos! Ocean View Branch Library, 2-4 pm.

Care to kick back and savor the exploits of our feline friends? Patient library staff use a large screen display to take us for a spin around the web to watch the cutest, cuddliest, and most cantankerous cats ever captured on video (plus, you might learn a thing or two, too). Presented by Bolder Adults Tech Time.

Saturday, May 11. Drop-in Computer Help (in Spanish) / Ayuda con computadoras sin cita previa (en español). Main Library, 5th floor Computer Training Center, 10:30am - 12pm.

Un servicio para personas que quieren aprender a usar computadoras usando el idioma español. Personal de la biblioteca le ayudará a usar programas como Word y Excel. También responderá a sus preguntas acerca de correo electrónico y como navegar y buscar información en Internet.

A weekly drop-in service for library patrons who prefer to use the Spanish language to learn how to use a computer. Library staff will provide one-on-one assistance on how to use popular programs such as Word & Excel. Help is also available on how to use email and navigate the Internet. In Spanish.

Saturday, May 11. Tablet and Smartphone Class (in Cantonese) / 平板電腦與智能手機的運用North Beach Branch Library, 10:30am - 12:30pm. Presented by Community Youths Center.

想學習如何使用平板電腦或智能手機? 參加者會學習如何使用自己的平板電腦和電子設備,例如使用無線上網 (WiFi)、創建電子郵件、下載應用程序。 欲了解更多詳情或預先登記,請致電 (415) 335-7439 與 Kenny Chong 聯絡。座位有限。粵語主講。

Want to learn how to use a tablet or smartphone? Participants will learn how to access wifi, create emails, download apps, using their own tablet and device. For more information or sign up, please contact Kenny Chong at 415-335-7439. Space is limited. Presented in Cantonese.

Saturday, May 11. Basics of Digital Photo Organizing. Main Library, DIGI Center, 3-4 pm.

Do you have photos cluttering up your phone, laptop or in an old shoe box? These memories are in danger of being lost to time. This presentation will introduce participants to solutions for organizing, protecting and enjoying their photos. Library staff will help patrons organize, back up and share their print and digital memories.

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