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San Francisco Connect with Tech Week 2019 is coming! May 5-11.

Join us for classes, workshops and special events to get comfortable using — and excited about — technology.  Questions? Want to get involved? Email Kate Eppler or call The Bridge at Main at (415) 557 4388.

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Schedule -- stay tuned for more!

Sunday, May 5

Craiglist Basics/Basicos de Craigslist. Potrero Branch Library, 3-4 pm:

Craigslist is a useful online classifieds website to help post ads to sell good and services from renting a home to applying for a job. In this class we will teach you the basics of how to create a Craigslist account, how to search for jobs, housing, how find items for purchase, how to create and post ads as well as delete them, and finally teach you the basic safety tips in order to avoid online scams in order to make the online classified services of Craigslist a pleasant experience. Craigslist es un útil sitio web de anuncios clasificados en línea para ayudar a publicar anuncios para vender productos y servicios, desde alquilar una casa hasta solicitar un trabajo. En esta clase, le enseñaremos los conceptos básicos de cómo crear una cuenta de Craigslist, cómo buscar trabajos, viviendas, cómo encontrar artículos para comprar, cómo crear y publicar anuncios, así como también eliminarlos y, finalmente, enseñarle la seguridad básica. consejos para evitar estafas en línea con el fin de hacer que los servicios clasificados en línea de Craigslist sean una experiencia agradable

Monday, May 6

Work at the U.S. Census: information and application session. Main Library, 5th floor Computer Training Center, 1-2:30 pm.

Learn more about working for the U.S. Census and get hands on help with applying online. The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting for various positions to assist with the 2020 Census count. The positions are well-paying temporary positions, with flexible hours, paid training and local in San Francisco. Positions include office clerk, office operations supervisor, Census field supervisor, Enumerator and recruiting assistant. People with disabilities and veterans highly encouraged to apply.  Start now at www.2020census.gov/jobs

Spam and Digital Payments. Main Library, Learning Studio, 2:30-4 pm.

Former Special Agent Dave Griesba talks about spammers, the mechanics of paying online, and other insider internet safety tips.

The Tech Expo. City Hall, North Light Court, 1-3 pm. Visit the Tech Expo and learn about what's new, free and useful -- from helpful services to accessibility devices to the latest innovations. Try virtual reality and more! Attendees have a chance to win tech prizes like a laptop and Chromebook.

Wednesday, May 8

How to Succeed in the Gig Economy Pt. 1. Main Library, 5th floor Computer Training Center, 5:30-7:30 pm.

This is one workshop spanning 2 days. Each class will contain different content, the 2nd will continue where the 1st left off. Attending BOTH is highly recommended. 2nd part is Thurs. May 9. The class will equip job seekers with the knowledge and skills they need to find work in the gig economy.   Topics to be covered: - Understanding what independent work is and how it can support your goals - Getting and doing gig work - Customer service and time management - Finances and taxes This course is designed for people who:  - are unemployed and want to get back to work fast - want to earn extra cash on their own schedule - want to build work experience in their professional field Presented by nonprofit SamaSchool.

Thursday, May 9

YouTube Basics (in Chinese). Chinatown Branch Library, 2-4 pm.

Learn the basics of using YouTube as a viewer, including how to search, subscribe, create playlists, and so forth. Instruction in Chinese. Limited to 12. For signup, please call 415-355-2888 or visit the library.

Affordable Housing with the DAHLIA Portal. Main Library, 5th floor Computer Training Center, 11 am - 12:30 pm.

Join us as Libray staff discuss how to search and apply for affordable housing online through San Francisco's DAHLIA portal. The first hour of class will be a presentation about DAHLIA, which helps users easily search and apply for affordable listings. The last half hour will be individual assistance.

Can You Read It Now? Main Library, 3rd floor Paley Room, 11 am - 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.

How to Succeed in the Gig Economy Pt. 2. Main Library, 5th floor Computer Training Center, 5:30-7:30 pm.

This is one workshop spanning 2 days. Each class will contain different content, the 2nd will continue where the 1st left off. Attending BOTH is highly recommended. 2nd part is Thurs. May 9. The class will equip job seekers with the knowledge and skills they need to find work in the gig economy.   Topics to be covered: - Understanding what independent work is and how it can support your goals - Getting and doing gig work - Customer service and time management - Finances and taxes This course is designed for people who:  - are unemployed and want to get back to work fast - want to earn extra cash on their own schedule - want to build work experience in their professional field Presented by nonprofit SamaSchool.

Friday, May 10

Easy Computer Reading with ZoomText. Main Library, 5th floor Learning Studio, 2-3 pm.

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.

Assistive Technology. Main Library, 5th floor Learning Studio, 3:30-4:30 pm.

Learn about Assistive Technology that can help you use computers and perform everyday tasks. The Independent Living Resource Center will explain how to sign up for the free Nick Feldman device lending library, which includes tablets and laptops with assistive technology software -- and even technology to help with everyday tasks like cooking. Presenters will also discuss the Economic Empowerment program.

(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). Part of Bolder Adults TechTime, classes geared for adults 50 years & beyond. Learn to use current technology in fun & meaningful (meowingful?) ways.

Thank you to our 2018 Connect with Tech Week Partners

Connect With Tech 2018 Partners