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Technology Corner

Borrow Free Technology from PGCMLS!

You can now use your adult library card (18 years old+) to borrow free technology from Prince George's County Memorial Library System! We offer: children's Playaway Tablets, and more! These devices are completely free to borrow and easy to use!

What is Digital Literacy, Equity and Inclusion?

Digital literacy is a critical skill to have in modern society to navigate a world of technology. With digital literacy comes the responsibility to ensure that everyone has access to the same opportunities regardless of race, gender, or socioeconomic class. Inclusion and equity are key components when looking at digital literacy from a broader perspective. For example, ensuring digital literacy resources are available and accessible to all can help to reduce the digital divide between those with access to digital tools and those without.

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Free Technology Training Online + Free Technology Training Online -
Northstar Digital Literacy

Northstar Digital Literacy

Northstar Digital Literacy tests your computer skills. You can build skills in key areas, and demonstrate your knowledge by earning certificates and badges. Prepare for your future now!

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DigitalLearn.org

Digital Learn

If you are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, we have the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.

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GCF Global

GCF Global

From Microsoft Office and email, to reading, math, and more—GCFGlobal.org offers more than 200 topics, including more than 2,300 lessons, more than 2,000 videos, and more than 50 interactives and games, completely free.

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Khan Academy

Khan Academy

Across the globe, 617 million children are missing basic math and reading skills. We’re a nonprofit delivering the education they need, and we need your help. You can change the course of a child’s life. We’re a nonprofit with the mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.

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Tech Boomers

Tech Boomers

Tech Boomers is an educational website that teaches older adults and inexperienced Internet users how to use various websites and Internet-based applications. Learn how to use sites, apps, and devices for free.

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Cisco Networking Academy

Cisco Networking Academy

The world is becoming more digital, and having the skills to build networks, develop apps, secure devices, or analyze data is critical to solving the challenges we face. Discover the path to pursue your passion. Do the type of work you love. Invent something or start a business. Change the world. Anything is possible in a digital world.

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Northstar Digital Literacy

Northstar Digital Literacy

Northstar Digital Literacy System is a free assessment tool that helps users identify and strengthen the basic skills needed to use a computer and the internet for daily life, employment, and higher education

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Marylanders Online Call Center

Marylanders Online Call center is here to provide FREE one-on-one tech support to all the Maryland residents and bring digital equity in Maryland. It provides:

  • Tech support in English and Spanish
  • Any device support including hardware and software
  • Assistance in getting connected with internet
  • Connect to local organizations offering various digital skills classes, device program, and much more.

Let's connect!

Monday to Friday
Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Number: 301-405-9810
Toll Free: 1-866-206-8467
Email: marylandersonline@umd.edu

Upcoming Events

Wed, Apr 24, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Mount Rainier
Bring your computer questions to the library and get hands-on experience learning the basics of computer use with the help of library staff.

Wed, Apr 24, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Laurel
Bring your technology questions to the library! Learn how technology can help you in your personal and professional life. Registration is encouraged. Office hours are first come, first served.

Wed, Apr 24, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Upper Marlboro - Large Meeting Room
Want to learn coding, 3D design, and engineering basics? In these hands-on workshops, the University of Maryland's Nearspace Balloon Payload Project will teach you useful STEM skills, including how to create video games using the Python programming language and how to design 3D-printed objects.
This event is full

Thu, Apr 25, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Oxon Hill - Small Meeting Room
Learn the basics features of Microsoft Word to type, edit, format, spell check, and print documents, letters, and reports. Four-week series every Thursday from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. The first four week series will be from April 25th – May 16th. The second four week series will be from June 6th – June 27th.

Canceled
Thu, Apr 25, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Laurel
Interested in learning about Google Workspace Applications such as Drive, Meet, and Docs? Get hands-on experience learning the basics and explore something new every week. Library staff will be available to provide support but participants are encouraged to follow the curriculum at their own pace. All class materials will be available after your first session, so don’t worry about missing a class!

Thu, Apr 25, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Oxon Hill - Small Meeting Room
New to using computers? This class for adults will introduce you to some basic computer terminology and lead you through practice activities to help you develop your digital literacy skills.

Canceled
Thu, Apr 25, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Laurel
Bring your technology questions to the library! Learn how technology can help you in your personal and professional life. Registration is encouraged. Office hours are first come, first served.

Fri, Apr 26, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Pop-Up Locations
What is this program about? We are dedicated to providing Afghan communities with access to high-quality digital learning opportunities. Our 6-week program aims to equip you with essential skills to thrive in your new home.

Canceled
Sat, Apr 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Laurel
Bring your technology questions to the library! Learn how technology can help you in your personal and professional life. Registration is encouraged. Office hours are first come, first served.

Canceled
Sat, Apr 27, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Laurel
Take a proctored Northstar assessment at the library. Northstar certificates can be added to resumes, portfolios, LinkedIn profiles, and more. Interested participants can also take Northstar proctored exams during Technology Help Office Hours or by scheduling a one-on-one appointment with library staff.

Canceled
Mon, Apr 29, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Laurel
Bring your technology questions to the library! Learn how technology can help you in your personal and professional life. Registration is encouraged. Office hours are first come, first served.

Mon, Apr 29, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Oxon Hill - Small Meeting Room
New to using computers? This class for adults will introduce you to some basic computer terminology and lead you through practice activities to help you develop your digital literacy skills.
This event is full

Mon, Apr 29, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Surratts-Clinton
Become more digitally savvy at the Library! Drop-in to get help with using a computer, phone or tablet.

Canceled
Mon, Apr 29, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Oxon Hill
Learn the basics features of Microsoft Word to type, edit, format, spell check, and print documents, letters, and reports. Four-week series every Monday from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. The first four week series will be from April 22nd – May 13th. The second four week series will be from June 3rd – June 24th.

Canceled
Mon, Apr 29, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Laurel
Bring your technology questions to the library! Learn how technology can help you in your personal and professional life. Registration is encouraged. Office hours are first come, first served.

Mon, Apr 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hillcrest Heights
Get hands-on experience learning the basics of computer use. Every week, we will explore a different area of computer skills.

Canceled
Tue, Apr 30, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Laurel
Get hands-on experience learning the basics of computer use. Every week, we will explore a different area of computer skills.

Tue, Apr 30, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hillcrest Heights
Get hands-on experience learning the basics of computer use. Every week, we will explore a different area of computer skills.

Wed, May 01, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Mount Rainier
Learn computer basics with hands-on training in an encouraging environment. Librarians will help participants gain confidence using email, Google and Microsoft programs, the internet, and other applications.

Wed, May 01, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Surratts-Clinton
Become more digitally savvy at the Library! Drop-in to get help with using a computer, phone or tablet.

Thu, May 02, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Oxon Hill - Small Meeting Room
Learn the basics features of Microsoft Word to type, edit, format, spell check, and print documents, letters, and reports. Four-week series every Thursday from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. The first four week series will be from April 25th – May 16th. The second four week series will be from June 6th – June 27th.

Thu, May 02, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Oxon Hill - Small Meeting Room
New to using computers? This class for adults will introduce you to some basic computer terminology and lead you through practice activities to help you develop your digital literacy skills.

Fri, May 03, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Largo-Kettering
Bring your technology questions to the library! Learn how technology can help you in life, academia, or work. Office hours are first come first served. Please bring laptop/tablet or other device if possible.

Fri, May 03, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Pop-Up Locations
What is this program about? We are dedicated to providing Afghan communities with access to high-quality digital learning opportunities. Our 6-week program aims to equip you with essential skills to thrive in your new home.

Mon, May 06, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Oxon Hill - Small Meeting Room
New to using computers? This class for adults will introduce you to some basic computer terminology and lead you through practice activities to help you develop your digital literacy skills.
This event is full

Mon, May 06, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Surratts-Clinton
Become more digitally savvy at the Library! Drop-in to get help with using a computer, phone or tablet.

Canceled
Mon, May 06, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Oxon Hill
Learn the basics features of Microsoft Word to type, edit, format, spell check, and print documents, letters, and reports. Four-week series every Monday from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. The first four week series will be from April 22nd – May 13th. The second four week series will be from June 3rd – June 24th.

Mon, May 06, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Spauldings - Group Study Room 1
Get hands-on experience learning the basics of computer use. Every week, we will explore a different area of computer skills.

Mon, May 06, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Bladensburg
Get hands-on experience learning the basics of computer use. Come with questions and a Library staff can help you learn something new!

Wed, May 08, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Mount Rainier
Learn computer basics with hands-on training in an encouraging environment. Librarians will help participants gain confidence using email, Google and Microsoft programs, the internet, and other applications.

Wed, May 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Fairmount Heights
Unlock the potential of your computer! This hands-on event is perfect for those wanting to master the essentials of computing, covering topics from keyboard shortcuts to basic software use. Our friendly instructors will guide you through practical exercises, ensuring you leave with newfound confidence in navigating the digital landscape.

Thu, May 09, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Oxon Hill - Small Meeting Room
Learn the basics features of Microsoft Word to type, edit, format, spell check, and print documents, letters, and reports. Four-week series every Thursday from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. The first four week series will be from April 25th – May 16th. The second four week series will be from June 6th – June 27th.

Thu, May 09, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Oxon Hill - Small Meeting Room
New to using computers? This class for adults will introduce you to some basic computer terminology and lead you through practice activities to help you develop your digital literacy skills.

Thu, May 09, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
South Bowie
Computer assistance for senior citizens, and others, who want help with basic computer skills, Microsoft programs, the internet, and other applications.

Mon, May 13, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Oxon Hill - Small Meeting Room
New to using computers? This class for adults will introduce you to some basic computer terminology and lead you through practice activities to help you develop your digital literacy skills.
This event is full

Mon, May 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Surratts-Clinton
Become more digitally savvy at the Library! Drop-in to get help with using a computer, phone or tablet.

Canceled
Mon, May 13, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Oxon Hill
Learn the basics features of Microsoft Word to type, edit, format, spell check, and print documents, letters, and reports. Four-week series every Monday from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. The first four week series will be from April 22nd – May 13th. The second four week series will be from June 3rd – June 24th.

Mon, May 13, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Bladensburg
Get hands-on experience learning the basics of computer use. Come with questions and a Library staff can help you learn something new!

Wed, May 15, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Mount Rainier
Learn computer basics with hands-on training in an encouraging environment. Librarians will help participants gain confidence using email, Google and Microsoft programs, the internet, and other applications.

Wed, May 15, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Surratts-Clinton
Become more digitally savvy at the Library! Drop-in to get help with using a computer, phone or tablet.

Thu, May 16, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Oxon Hill - Small Meeting Room
Learn the basics features of Microsoft Word to type, edit, format, spell check, and print documents, letters, and reports. Four-week series every Thursday from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. The first four week series will be from April 25th – May 16th. The second four week series will be from June 6th – June 27th.

Thu, May 16, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Oxon Hill - Small Meeting Room
New to using computers? This class for adults will introduce you to some basic computer terminology and lead you through practice activities to help you develop your digital literacy skills.

Fri, May 17, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Largo-Kettering
Bring your technology questions to the library! Learn how technology can help you in life, academia, or work. Office hours are first come first served. Please bring laptop/tablet or other device if possible.

Fri, May 17, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Pop-Up Locations
What is this program about? We are dedicated to providing Afghan communities with access to high-quality digital learning opportunities. Our 6-week program aims to equip you with essential skills to thrive in your new home.

Mon, May 20, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Surratts-Clinton
Become more digitally savvy at the Library! Drop-in to get help with using a computer, phone or tablet.

Mon, May 20, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Spauldings - Group Study Room 1
Get hands-on experience learning the basics of computer use. Every week, we will explore a different area of computer skills.

Mon, May 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Bladensburg
Get hands-on experience learning the basics of computer use. Come with questions and a Library staff can help you learn something new!

Wed, May 22, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Mount Rainier
Learn computer basics with hands-on training in an encouraging environment. Librarians will help participants gain confidence using email, Google and Microsoft programs, the internet, and other applications.

Fri, May 24, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Pop-Up Locations
What is this program about? We are dedicated to providing Afghan communities with access to high-quality digital learning opportunities. Our 6-week program aims to equip you with essential skills to thrive in your new home.