AVAILABLE CLASSES

If you would like to attend a class listed below, or if you are interested in a class which is not listed, please call and discuss it with the instructor. Our technical support staff serves as instructors for all classes. And, we are constantly working on new classes. Our technology assistant, Shelli, is available for basic instruction on how to use your mobile phone or tablet to find, reserve, and borrow eBooks (electronic books) on your mobile device using the OverDrive app. Her available hours are Mon-Wed, 10am to 2pm. Call to make an appointment with her at 804-435-1729.

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No Prerequisite, but Computer Basics is recommended. A beginner class for first-time users and those unfamiliar with computers. This class will focus on teaching the new user how to operate a computer mouse and keyboard. The class will consist of exercises to develop skills in using a mouse and a computer keyboard. The instructor will cover the proper use of the mouse and keyboard and give hints and tips for using a keyboard and mouse efficiently. This class, or equivalent experience, is a prerequisite for all other computer based classes.
This class is an introductory class to Website/webpage creation using a Content Management System called Joomla but requires the student to be comfortable using a computer: keyboard, mouse, Web browser. The class will cover several weeks at one day per week. The student will be introduced to the Joomla Front and Backend, the CPanel tool, the Administrative Control Panel (menus, articles, modules, plug-ins), Templates and Style sheets, HTML, CSS, Javascript, and the Joomla editor. HTML is the Hyper-text Markup Language used to create Web pages. CSS is Cascading Style Sheets used to customize the look and feel of Web pages. Javascript is a client-side language used to manipulate Web page content on the client device. If the student attends all classes and builds upon their Website they will have a finished Website at the end of the course. The student may continue their coursework at various websites which will be introduced during the course. The Website we will build will be a free Website which can later be converted into a production Website by purchasing a Domain Name and subscribing to a Joomla Web Host site. You are encouraged to bring you own laptop so that you can continue to work on your site on your own time. However, if you do not have a laptop the library does have a limited number of laptops for students to use during the class.
No Prerequisite. This class has multiple parts and requires you to register for each session you wish to attend. A beginner class for first-time users and those wanting to become familiar with computers. The student will learn how to power a computer on and off, about the keyboard and mouse, and receive an introduction to how computers work. In sessions 1 the student will learn what a computer can do. In session 2 the student will learn how to communicate with the computer. Session 3 will present the parts of a computer. Session 4 will introduce the student to Microsoft’s Office suite products Word and Excel. This class, or equivalent experience, is a prerequisite for all other computer based classes.
  •   Session 1: What is a Computer
  •   Session 2: The Operating System
  •   Session 3: The Hardware
  •   Session 4: The Software
This class is designed to take you through obtaining the OverDrive app from the app store, connecting to the library's ebook library, borrowing a book, and using the OverDrive reader to read and manage the book.
This class is designed to help you migrate from an earlier Microsoft operating system such as XP, VISTA, or Windows 7 to the newest OS, Windows 10. This is an introductory class that last about 1 hour with a 30 minute Q and A.
This class is designed to help the student learn the basics of Microsoft's word processing program Word. Microsoft Word is a very powerful word processing program so this class will not be able to cover the more advanced features. This class will focus on the latest release Word 2016 but many subjects covered will pertain to release 2013, 2010, and 2007.
This class is designed to help the student learn the basics of Microsoft's spreadsheet program Excel. Excel is known for its numerical processing but it is also a very powerful tool when used on character data as well. This class will focus on the latest release Excel 2016 but many subjects covered will pertain to release 2013, 2010, and 2007.
This class is designed to help the student learn the basics of Microsoft's presentation program PowerPoint. PowerPoint is known for its ease in creating engaging visual presentations but it is also a very powerful tool when used to create picture slideshows and movies as well. This class will focus on the latest release PowerPoint 2016 but many subjects covered will pertain to release 2013, 2010, and 2007.