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Tech Central is a state-of-the-art technology center located on the 3rd floor of the Yonkers Riverfront Library. Tech Central strives to enhance the technology learning experience for our patrons and introduce emerging technologies to our Community. Technology classes, workshops and programs are free and open to the Public. There is something for everyone in Tech Central.
Click here to see a video collage of Tech Central programs.
Don’t miss our CODE HEROES workshop!
5 day coding workshop for 6th to 8th grade students during Spring recess, April 6 -10, 2020. Click here for additional information. Click here to register.
*Due to the COVID-19 crisis, this program is being rescheduled. Please check back once we re-open for the new dates.
Tech Central’s Learning Lab
The Learning Lab includes a 24-seat classroom equipped with HP laptops, iPads, Smart Board, 9 ft. drop-down screen, Optima LCD projector, HP Design Jet large format printer, 2 Makerbot 3D printers and assistive listening technology (Induction Loop). We offer technology classes on Microsoft Windows & Office, Adobe Suite, QuickBooks Accounting software, Google Suite, 3D printing, Social Media, Internet and more. We also offer free printing on our HP Design Jet large format printer. 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, record a podcast or conduct an interview!
Virtual Reality Available after school for Teens 12-19 every Thursday at 3:45pm and Tweens 7-12 every Friday at 3:45pm, experience virtual reality in Tech Central. We have several VR units, including 2 Oculus Go headsets, an Oculus Quest, 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 studio offers the perfect setting for small group learning or hosting a business meeting. The studio is equipped with:
- Conference table and seating for 5
- 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.