The Central Library Rotterdam is located in the heart of Rotterdam. In this establishment people can ask their questions about working with a computer, surfing the internet and the digital government. The library is organising diverse activities, workshops and has walk-in hours.
During the visit on 10 January 2023 at Central library participants will be part of an introduction & presentation on:
13.30 – 14.45 Developmentsquare + offers for language and digital learning in Library (Kelly/Myrthe)
14.45 – 15.00 Break
15.00 – 15.40 Makerspace Maakplaats010 (Yavuz)
15.40 – 16.40 Digital Inclusion, project of Municipality Rotterdam (Isabel)
In the Central Library you will find digital and language activities on the Development Square. There are also various consultation hours here where you can get help in all kinds of areas. Knowing more? Check out the Development Square web page or the Development Square activities overview.
Information point Digital Government
At the Digital Government Information Point, people can receive help to find their way on government websites. After all, it all seems so obvious to arrange business with the government via the internet, but you have to know how it works. For example people can get guidance on: creating a DigiD, renew your driver's license, paying traffic fines, making an appointment at the municipality. Or people can receive information and advice on: Taxes and surcharges, arranging long-term care, student grants, and all other government matters that you need to arrange online.
Information point Language
Would you like more information about a particular course? Or are you curious which language course or digital skills course suits you best? The volunteers of the Language and Digital Information Point are aware of the course offerings throughout Rotterdam and refer people to a course or meeting that fits their needs.
The workshop Maakplaats010 is the place to get acquainted with (modern) production techniques. Maakplaats010 has several 3D printers, a powerful laser cutter, a vinyl cutter, embroidery machine, heat press and hardware with a wide range of software. During the Craft Café people are welcome to discover the possibilities and develop their creative talents under supervision.
Digital Inclusion, project of Municipality Rotterdam
A testing ground among 400 jobseekers. Jobseekers in the municipality of Rotterdam. Among the department of people and work development. Providing a resource (refurbished laptop) including social internet subscription if necessary.Developing digital skills at everyone’s level with support for grading. The motivation of jobseekers is an important part of this living lab. This is tested during the intake.OBI is our department of Research and Business Intelligence. They are involved and performs analysis during the living lab. Within the living lab, there is collaboration with the Chief Digital Office. Project leader Isabel Soares and her team have the intention to start the living lab in may 2023.