TechCentral

Louis Stokes Wing
Lower Level
325 Superior Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
216.623.2980
techcentral@cpl.org
Manager: CJ Lynce

 

Computer and Internet Access at Main Library

Access one of nearly 90 computers in the TechCentral Computer Area  on the Lower Level of the Louis Stokes Wing of the Main Library. All computers are equipped with Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Office 2010, WinWay Resume Creator, and Rapid Typing Tutor. Adaptive Technology Stations equipped with Jaws, ZoomText, and Sorenson Video Relay service are also available.

Family and Group Workstations, as well as collaborate work seating areas are available for teams and groups to work on projects. Wireless Internet access is available throughout Main Library, with convenient power outlets located in TechCentral.

Computer Instruction and One-on-One Assistance. Computer Lab

Attend one of our free public computer classes held on a variety of computer and technology related topics.

3D Printing

This innovative new technology allows users to create objects in three dimensions using a plastic ‘ink’. Create a 3D model using special software and bring your ideas into reality. See more information about 3D Printing

MakerLab Hands-on and Creative Programming

Learn how to create something new by attending one of our MakerLab series programs available at Main Library and throughout our branches. From learning how to 3D print or creating your own unique font, to making duct tape wallets or digital abstract art, MakerLabs are a great way to be creative and ‘make’ something new. See MakerLab Program Descriptions

MyCloud Personalized Computing Experience

MyCloud allows users to have a personalized computing experience that stays with them each time they visit the library. Checkout a MyCloud devices and access your personalized desktop anywhere in the library. Call TechCentral at 216-623-2980 for details on how to checkout a MyCloud device.

The TechCentral MakerSpace is a cutting-edge space equipped with industry standard technology and fabrication, equipment, and software, allowing you to turn your ideas into reality. 3D Printing and Scanning, Vinyl and Laser Fabrication, as well as Music, Audio, and Video production are all available in the MakerSpace. Learn more about the TechCentral MakerSpace.

TechToyBox

iPads and CPL myCloud laptops are now available to borrow with a swipe of your library card! A picture ID and your library card are all you need to borrow these devices for a 3-hour period to use anywhere within the library. Once the device is returned to the kiosk the information is wiped clean and recharged. Automated TechToyBoxes are available in TechCentral, Fleet and Lorain Branches. Patrons must be 18 or older to check out a device.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Upcoming library events at Main Library

When: Friday, September 30, 2016 - 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Where: Main Library at LSW - 2nd Floor - Conference D

Set up your own email account and learn to send and receive email messages. Registration for September classes begins Monday, August 22nd. To register, call 216.623.2980, or call or stop in at your local branch.
When: Saturday, October 01, 2016 - 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Main Library at Main - 4th Floor - Foreign Literature Department

Tai Chi embodies profound concepts and principles of health and movement, harmony between body and mind, may help calm emotions, focus the mind, and strengthen the immune system. (Adults-only class taught by an award-winning martial arts master.) REGISTER HERE
When: Saturday, October 01, 2016 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Main Library at Main - 4th Floor - ForLit Gallery/Classroom

This class is designed to help kids learn Chinese via fun activities such as Chinese children's songs, rhythms and writing. REGISTER HERE
When: Saturday, October 01, 2016 - 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Where: Main Library at LSW - 2nd Floor - Conference D

Set up your own email account and learn to send and receive email messages.

Registration for October classes begins Monday, September 26, 2016. To register, call 216.623.2980; or call or stop in at your local branch library.
When: Saturday, October 01, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Main Library at Main - 4th Floor - Foreign Literature Department

A class for youngsters to encourage more physical exercise and introduce them to the ancient Chinese sport of Kung Fu that advocates virtue and peace. REGISTER HERE
When: Monday, October 03, 2016 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Main Library at LSW - Lower Level - TechCentral

Learn the process of creating engravings and cutting shapes with a laser engraver.

Join the Cleveland Public Library and TechCentral on Monday mornings at 11:00 a.m. to learn how to use equipment in our MakerSpace at Main Library. Each week will feature a specific tool or process available to Makerspace users. Sign up for an account, and start making! Topics include laser engraving, 3D printing, vinyl sign-making, t-shirt pressing, and more! Call 216.623.2980 to learn more details.
When: Monday, October 03, 2016 - 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Where: Main Library at LSW - 2nd Floor - Conference D

Learn how to enter and edit text and open, save and print a Word document.

Registration for October classes begins Monday, September 26, 2016. To register, call 216.623.2980; or call or stop in at your local branch library.
When: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: Main Library at Exhibit - Main Library, 4th Floor, Foreign Literature

Basic communication skills for individuals interested in learning Chinese language or doing business with Chinese speakers: learn Chinese calligraphy to assist in learning Chinese characters and to provide a meditation experience. REGISTER HERE
When: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 - 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Where: Main Library at LSW - 2nd Floor - Conference D

Learn how to enter and edit data and perform simple tasks.

Registration for October classes begins Monday, September 26, 2016. To register, call 216.623.2980; or call or stop in at your local branch library.
When: Thursday, October 06, 2016 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: Main Library at Exhibit - Main Library, 4th Floor, Foreign Literature

Basic communication skills for individuals interested in learning Chinese language or doing business with Chinese speakers: learn Chinese calligraphy to assist in learning Chinese characters and to provide a meditation experience. REGISTER HERE
When: Friday, October 07, 2016 - 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Where: Main Library at LSW - 2nd Floor - Conference D

Learn how to use a mouse and navigate in Windows. No prior experience is necessary.

Registration for October classes begins Monday, September 26, 2016. To register, call 216.623.2980; or call or stop in at your local branch library.
When: Saturday, October 08, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Main Library at Main - 2nd Floor - Literature Department

FREE poetry workshop for poets of all ages (teens to adults) and all skill levels. Registration is required. REGISTER HERE
Sharpen your writing craft and receive feedback on your work. Please bring 15 copies of a poem. This series of workshops is presented through a partnership with Literary Cleveland.
When: Saturday, October 08, 2016 - 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Main Library at Main - 4th Floor - Foreign Literature Department

Tai Chi embodies profound concepts and principles of health and movement, harmony between body and mind, may help calm emotions, focus the mind, and strengthen the immune system. (Adults-only class taught by an award-winning martial arts master.) REGISTER HERE
When: Saturday, October 08, 2016 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Main Library at Main - 4th Floor - ForLit Gallery/Classroom

This class is designed to help kids learn Chinese via fun activities such as Chinese children's songs, rhythms and writing. REGISTER HERE
When: Saturday, October 08, 2016 - 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Where: Main Library at LSW - 2nd Floor - Conference D

Need a resume? Have a resume that needs updating? Learn how to create a resume or improve your existing resume during this workshop. Beginners and experienced resume writers are welcome.

Registration for October classes begins Monday, September 26, 2016. To register, call 216.623.2980; or call or stop in at your local branch library.
When: Saturday, October 08, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Main Library at Main - 4th Floor - Foreign Literature Department

A class for youngsters to encourage more physical exercise and introduce them to the ancient Chinese sport of Kung Fu that advocates virtue and peace. REGISTER HERE
When: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: Main Library at Exhibit - Main Library, 4th Floor, Foreign Literature

Basic communication skills for individuals interested in learning Chinese language or doing business with Chinese speakers: learn Chinese calligraphy to assist in learning Chinese characters and to provide a meditation experience. REGISTER HERE
When: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Where: Main Library at LSW - 2nd Floor - Conference D

Learn how to create calculations in your worksheet.

Registration for October classes begins Monday, September 26, 2016. To register, call 216.623.2980; or call or stop in at your local branch library.
When: Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: Main Library at Exhibit - Main Library, 4th Floor, Foreign Literature

Basic communication skills for individuals interested in learning Chinese language or doing business with Chinese speakers: learn Chinese calligraphy to assist in learning Chinese characters and to provide a meditation experience. REGISTER HERE
When: Friday, October 14, 2016 - 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Where: Main Library at LSW - 3rd Floor - Science & Technology Department

Learn how to use Windows programs and files.

Registration for October classes begins Monday, September 26, 2016. To register, call 216.623.2980; or call or stop in at your local branch library.