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Tech Help @ WHPL

Tech Help @ WHPL connects you with a volunteer who can provide one-on-one technology assistance.

Whether you’d like to ask a quick question about how to do something on your smartphone or whether you’d like some help learning a specific computer skill, we’re here to help.

For short inquires, you can visit the library during the drop-in times listed below. Just visit the Adult Reference desk when you arrive.

For more involved requests that require longer one-on-one help (i.e. learning a specific skill or computer program), please review our appointment windows below and call the Reference Desk at 860.561.6990 during library hours to sign up for an available time. Please be sure to check this page for the most up to date hours. We’ll be expanding our appointment offerings in August 2022.

August 2022 Schedule

DateLocationDrop-InBy Appointment
Tuesday, August 2Noah Webster Library3 – 44 – 4:30, 4:30 – 5
Wednesday, August 3Faxon LibraryNo Drop-In5 – 5:30, 5:30 – 6
Thursday, August 4Noah Webster LibraryNo Drop-In1 – 1:45, 2 – 2:45
Wednesday, August 10Faxon LibraryNo Drop-In5 – 5:30, 5:30 – 6
Thursday, August 11Noah Webster LibraryNo Drop-In1 – 1:45, 2 – 2:45
Tuesday, August 16Noah Webster Library3 – 44 – 4:45
Wednesday, August 17Noah Webster Library10 – 1111 – 11:45
Wednesday, August 17Faxon LibraryNo Drop-In5 – 5:30, 5:30 – 6
Thursday, August 18Noah Webster LibraryNo Drop-In1 – 1:45, 2 – 2:45
Wednesday, August 24Noah Webster Library4 – 55 – 5:45
Wednesday, August 24Faxon LibraryNo Drop-In5 – 5:30, 5:30 – 6
Thursday, August 25Noah Webster LibraryNo Drop-In1 – 1:45, 2 – 2:45
Wednesday, August 31Noah Webster Library4 – 55 – 5:45
Wednesday, August 31Faxon LibraryNo Drop-In5 – 5:30, 5:30 – 6
Thursday, September 1Noah Webster LibraryNo Drop-In1 – 1:45, 2 – 2:45

Interested in learning on your own? Try these helpful resources:

Universal Class

At Universal Class, use your West Hartford Public Library card to enroll in classes such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Adobe Photoshop. Universal Class features feedback and interaction via email and/or chat with qualified instructors. You will need a working email address to enroll in these classes. Call 860-561-6990 if you need assistance.

Google Applied Digital Skills

Google Applied Digital Skills is a free resource to learn practical digital skills using a project-based video curriculum. Learn how to use Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, Photos, and more. No library card required, but you need to sign in with a free, Gmail account.