Yonkers Riverfront Library
Tech Central is located in the Yonkers Riverfront Library and consists of several labs designed to enhance the technology learning experience. There’s something for everyone in Tech Central!
Tech Central’s Learning Lab
The Learning Lab includes a 24-seat classroom equipped with HP laptops, 9 ft. drop-down screen, Optima LCD projector, Smart Board, iPads, large format printer, and more. Classes held in Tech Central are free and open to the public. We offer classes on all levels of learning and for ages 10 and up on software such as Tinkercad (for 3D design), Photoshop, Quickbooks, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Windows, Social Media, Google apps, and more! Every Tuesday evening from 6-7:30pm, we offer Learning Lab/Open Lab where the computers are available for quiet time to learn or practice skills on your own. Advanced classes on a variety of topics such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Python Coding, and Web Page Creation are available on Thursday evenings from 6 to 7:30pm. Check our website for the Computer Training schedule.
The Maker Lab is a do-it-yourself space for creating, inventing, and learning. We run many STEM workshops, arts & crafts, food programs and more for every age group.
With state-of-the-art video production and recording equipment and green screen walls, you will be able to sing, dance, and act your way into your own video! Learn to create videos and pictures using green screening technology.
Available in July and August on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30pm, experience virtual reality in Tech Central. We have several VR units, including 2 Oculus Go headsets, 2 HTC Vive headsets and an HTC Vive Pro. Come experience a thrilling roller coaster, walk out on a ledge of a high rise building or watch a National Geographic video. All types of experiences await you in an alternate reality!
Our studios offer the perfect setting for learning or hosting a business meeting. Each studio is equipped with:
- Conference table and seating for 6
- HP Desktop PC
- Wireless mouse and keyboard
- 2 flat panel TVs with WebEx conferencing capabilities
- A whiteboard wall
Tech Central in the Riverfront Library has an audio induction loop system, an assistive listening technology for individuals with reduced ranges of hearing. The cable generates a magnetic field throughout the looped space which can be picked up by a hearing aid, cochlear implant (CI) processors, and specialized hand-held hearing loop receivers for individuals without telecoil compatible hearing aids. It allows the sound to be transmitted to the hearing-impaired listener clearly and free of other distracting noise in the environment.