Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon in Harlem Saturday, March 1st 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Saturday, March 1st

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon in Harlem

Harlem Library in Mount Morris Park


Harlem, neighboring uptown residents, and the general public are invited to an upcoming Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon on Saturday March 1st, at the main Harlem library, on West 124th Street (between Lenox and 5th Ave.). If you’ve ever thought about editing Wikipedia articles or adding your own photos and images but never knew how, experts will be on hand to walk residents through the entire process.

The Harlem Edit-a-Thon will start at 10 a.m. and will continue through 2 p.m. During the hands-on event a range of issues about Wikipedia will be covered, including: how to set up a user account, basic and advanced editing of Wikipedia articles,

NYPL Harlem Branch, Manhattan

uploading and posting photos and images, reading “Talk” pages and understanding references. We’ll also show attendees how to conduct research and answer questions regarding the use of Wikipedia in the classroom.

Please bring your own laptop or touchpad computer to participate. We will have a few workstations for residents  but extra computers will not be provided.

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No special knowledge is required to participate. Just bring your enthusiasm and a love of Harlem!

History doesn’t write itself – adding to the world’s largest encyclopedia is a great way to share your knowledge of Harlem and its amazing history with people around the world.

Event Details

Date: Saturday March 1st

Time: 10am-2pm

Location: NYPL Harlem Library in Mount Morris Park,

9 W 124th St

Find us at: The Library Group Training Room 3rd floor

Cost: Free

Who Should Attend: Everyone of all ages is welcome to attend!

Dorothy Howard, Open Data Fellow
Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO)

212.228.2320 x127

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