There are so many services that go underutilized and the NYPL ( New York Public Library) is one of them. In the last few years you wouldn't believe all the amazing resources I've been able to access through the library from conference rooms to coding boot camps and business plan competitions. Here are 5 programs that are 100% FREE offered by the NYPL! I hope this will serve as an incentive for you to stop by your local library.
1. Project Code
A FREE 10 week program for those who want an introduction to coding. Cohorts run in the Fall, Spring and Summer! ( I was the Fall 2017 Graduation Keynote speaker, watch the talk I gave )
The New York Public Library's TechConnect program helps people of all ages develop confidence in their computer skills and grow more comfortable in today's digital world. TechConnect offers more than 80 technology classes at libraries throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island--all absolutely free! From learning the basics of how to use a computer to mastering essential computer business programs, there is a class for all students from beginner to advanced, including series classes for those who want more in-depth knowledge.
Learn how to find, check out, and return e-books and audiobooks on a variety of devices, including iPad, Kindle, and Nook.
5. New York Times Archive 1980-Present
BONUS! 6. Career Cruising
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Not to mentoion over 800 other resources https://www.nypl.org/collections/articles-databases
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