computerCENTRAL

computerCENTRAL

Our public computer lab offers public drop-in and member drop-in hours, as well as educational programs

At CCTV we strongly believe that providing the tools to create media enhances citizens' ability to participate in civic life. In 1996, CCTV opened computerCENTRAL, a state-of-the art community technology center, to accomplish this goal. Now located in the heart of Central Square at 438 Massachusetts Ave., CCTV offers dozens of hours of individualized drop-in computer help each week. Skilled and friendly CCTV interns are available during every lab session. Users can receive hands-on help with their computer needs, including the basics of getting on the internet, word-processing, graphic design, video editing, web media, and much more. On this page, you will find information about our hours, special programs, and other community media & technology opportunities for CCTV members. A map of other public computing facilities in Cambridge can be found here.

Some of CCTV's Special Computer Programs:
Computers for 50+
Mondays from 1PM - 3PM
Thursdays from 1PM - 3PM
These drop-in hours provide individuals age 50+ with one-on-one instruction. Click here to learn more about our technology training programs for older adults.

Computers 50+ Monday Mini-Lesson Schedule FALL 2018

10/1- Navigating the Cambridge Library Online
10/8- CLOSED FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY
10/15- Flipster —Read Magazines for Free through the Cambridge Library
10/22- FREE Books and Other Online Media through the Cambridge Library
10/29- Web Browser: Basics and Beyond
11/5- Podcast 101
11/12- How to Find Movie Discounts
11/19- Online Crafting Courses With Craftsy and Bluprint
11/26- Red Flags For Phishing Scams
12/3- Magnifying Apps
12/10- Getting the Most Out of Your Phone Battery
12/17- Uber and Lyft
12/24- CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS EVE
12/31- NO MINI-LESSON

Edit Help
Thursdays from 6PM - 9PM
CCTV members with Production Contracts may receive basic to advanced editing help from Interns.