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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

Tue, Jun 18, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Fairmount Heights
Learn how the 3D printing process works! Design and create your own summer key chains by using online software like Tinkercad and your imagination.
Registration is now closed

Tue, Jun 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hillcrest Heights
Become more digitally savvy at the Library! Sharpen your skills for work or play on the computer, for whatever skills you need most!
Registration is now closed

Thu, Jun 20, 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, Jun 20, 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.

Sat, Jun 22, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Virtual Branch
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, Jun 24, 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, Jun 24, 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, Jun 24, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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 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, Jun 24, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Spauldings - Conference Room
Get hands-on experience learning the basics of computer use. Every week, we will explore a different area of computer skills.
This event is full

Mon, Jun 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hillcrest Heights
Become more digitally savvy at the Library! Sharpen your skills for work or play on the computer, for whatever skills you need most!

Mon, Jun 24, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Bladensburg
Get hands-on experience learning the basics of computer use. Every week, we will explore a different area of computer skills.

Tue, Jun 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hillcrest Heights
Become more digitally savvy at the Library! Sharpen your skills for work or play on the computer, for whatever skills you need most!

Tue, Jun 25, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Spauldings - Large Meeting Room
Northstar is a digital literacy online platform that offers self-paced computer learning courses and assessments. Participants must attend two learning/class sessions and pass a proctored Northstar assessment to receive a free chromebook! Classes: Tuesdays, June 25th, July 2nd 3-5pm Assessment: Wednesday, July 3rd 3-5 PM
This event is full

Wed, Jun 26, 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.

Thu, Jun 27, 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, Jun 27, 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, Jun 28, 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.

Sat, Jun 29, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Virtual Branch
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, Jul 01, 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, Jul 01, 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, Jul 01, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Laurel
Create 3D printed shapes and models using Tinkercad, 3Doodlers, and more. Come create a Picture Frame or create a free style from one of the templates using 3Doodlers. Teens can earn community service hours.

Mon, Jul 01, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hillcrest Heights
Become more digitally savvy at the Library! Sharpen your skills for work or play on the computer, for whatever skills you need most!

Tue, Jul 02, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hillcrest Heights
Become more digitally savvy at the Library! Sharpen your skills for work or play on the computer, for whatever skills you need most!

Tue, Jul 02, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Spauldings - Large Meeting Room
Northstar is a digital literacy online platform that offers self-paced computer learning courses and assessments. Participants must attend two learning/class sessions and pass a proctored Northstar assessment to receive a free chromebook! Classes: Tuesdays, June 25th, July 2nd 3-5pm Assessment: Wednesday, July 3rd 3-5 PM
This event is full

Wed, Jul 03, 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, Jul 03, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Spauldings - Large Meeting Room
Northstar is a digital literacy online platform that offers self-paced computer learning courses and assessments. Participants must attend two learning/class sessions and pass a proctored Northstar assessment to receive a free chromebook! Classes: Tuesdays, June 25th, July 2nd 3-5pm Assessment: Wednesday, July 3rd 3-5 PM
This event is full

Mon, Jul 08, 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, Jul 08, 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, Jul 08, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Spauldings - Conference Room
Get hands-on experience learning the basics of computer use. Every week, we will explore a different area of computer skills.

Mon, Jul 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hillcrest Heights
Become more digitally savvy at the Library! Sharpen your skills for work or play on the computer, for whatever skills you need most!

Tue, Jul 09, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hillcrest Heights
Become more digitally savvy at the Library! Sharpen your skills for work or play on the computer, for whatever skills you need most!

Wed, Jul 10, 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, Jul 10, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Hillcrest Heights - Small Meeting Room
Utilizing Peterson’s Test and Career Prep software, our expert staff will guide you in crafting a standout resume, writing effective cover letters, and offering invaluable interview tips in our comprehensive 2-part resume workshop series.

Thu, Jul 11, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Hillcrest Heights - Small Meeting Room
Utilizing Peterson’s Test and Career Prep software, our expert staff will guide you in crafting a standout resume, writing effective cover letters, and offering invaluable interview tips in our comprehensive 2-part resume workshop series.

Thu, Jul 11, 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.

Fri, Jul 12, 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.

Mon, Jul 15, 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, Jul 15, 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, Jul 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hillcrest Heights
Become more digitally savvy at the Library! Sharpen your skills for work or play on the computer, for whatever skills you need most!

Tue, Jul 16, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hillcrest Heights
Become more digitally savvy at the Library! Sharpen your skills for work or play on the computer, for whatever skills you need most!

Wed, Jul 17, 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.