The San Leandro Library announced that it is partnering with Tech Exchange to host a Tech Fair and Appy Hour at the Main Library on December 8th. Tech Exchange, a non-profit dedicated to providing digital equity to East Bay residents, employs an environmentally sustainable, re-use model by refurbishing donated computers and providing them to eligible East Bay families, schools and community organizations. Tech Exchange also supports the community with affordable Internet signup, digital skills trainings, and youth internship opportunities. The City of San Leandro recently signed an agreement to donate all its surplus computer equipment to Tech Exchange.
WHAT: Tech Fair and Appy Hour with Tech Exchange
WHEN: December 8, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: San Leandro Main Library
300 Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94577
Tech Exchange will be providing free, refurbished computers to eligible participants that meet the following requirements: a) are residents of San Leandro, and b) are current participants of local social service programs such as CalFresh or discounted lunch programs at the San Leandro Unified School District (SLUSD). Tech Exchange will offer computer equipment while supplies last, and rain checks will be issued and honored. Tech Exchange will also assist residents with signing up for low cost, $10/month high speed residential Internet service that is available to qualified low-income residents.
This exciting event will also offer experiential booths for the public to engage in the technological innovations of local businesses such as CodeAtorium and 3D Printer Universe. Library booths will offer the public demonstrations on accessing items from its collection of free downloadable e-books, audiobooks, and e-magazines. Literacy training on the use of E-learning portals Lynda.com, Universal Class, Tutor.com, and ABC Mouse will also assist participants in reaching goals related to education, career, and personal growth.
The Tech Fair and Appy Hour is a free event for the public. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information, call the Main Library at 510-577-3971 or explore and discover more at www.sanleandrolibrary.org.
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