Classes

2017 LIST of CLASSES

Be sure you meet the prerequisites for the class if any are listed and to register for the class. Some classes have limited resources. Classes are typically held Weds and Thurs from 11:30AM to 1PM. Class schedules will be posted here and at the front desk of the library. 

How to Register for a Class

To register you will need to fill out a registration form and pay the $10 registration fee for each class. The best way to register is to come by the library and register in person. This way you can view the class descriptions and dates. But it may be possible to register by calling the library and asking to be registered. However, you must pay the $10 fee before your registration is accepted. Please have the class name ready and the dates you will attend. 

Which Classes are You Registered to Attend

If you provide your email on your registration and your $10 fee is paid you will receive an email confirmation of the classes you are registered to attend once your registration is accepted. If you do not provide your email, or it is not legible, you must keep track of the classes you are registered to attend. You will not be called to verify your registration. It may be possible for you to call and verify your registration but you will need to talk to the instructor. The front desk will not be able to verify your registration. 

How to Cancel a Class and Receive a Refund

If you call and cancel your registration it may be possible for you to receive a refund of the class fee for the classes you withdraw from if you do so the week before the class is scheduled to start. A class must be cancelled by Friday of the preceding week. A no show forfeits the fee. There will be no refund in this case. But if the class was well attended you may be able to apply the fee to another class. You will need to speak with the Instructor to cancel a class. There must be a record of your payment such as a canceled check, a receipt, or other verifiable means. 



 

Class: Computer Basics Series

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 unfamiliar with computers. The student will learn how to identify the parts of a computer, how to power a computer on and off, about the keyboard and mouse, and receive an introduction to how computers work. This class, or equivalent experience, is a prerequisite for all other computer based classes.

Session 1: What is a Computer      - Thu  Mar 23  11:30am - 1pm CX
Session 2: The Operating System  - Wed Mar 29  11:30am - 1pm
Session 3: The Hardware              
Session 4: The Software               


 

Class: Mouse and Keyboarding

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.

Thu  Mar   9 11:30am - 1pm
Wed Mar 22 11:30am - 1pm



Class: Beginner's Windows 10

Prerequisite: Mouse and Keyboarding, or equivalent efficiency

An introductory class for Windows 10. Instructor led, self-paced classes with Windows 10 laptops. The student will follow an online course using the provided laptop to complete the exercises. The instructor will provide instructions on how to use the online course, answer questions about the course, and then open the floor to other questions at the end of the class. All required material is supplied. The student must be familiar with keyboard and mouse use. 

Wed Mar  8  11:30am - 1pm 
Thu  Mar 16 11:30am - 1pm


 

 Class: eBooks with Overdrive

Prerequisite: Familiar with Apps on Tablet mobile device

This class will teach the user how to obtain the Overdrive App, what is required to use the App, how to set it up for use with the Lancaster Community Library's virtual library "Southwest Virginia Public Library," how to find ebooks and audiobooks, how to download them to your device (phone, tablet, notebook, laptop, desktop), how to return them, and how to manage subscriptions. 

Thu Mar  30  11:30am - 1pm


Class: Microsoft Office Suite / Office 365

Prerequisite: Computer, Keyboard, and Mouse skills

This class series will introduce the user to several applications of the Microsoft Office 365 Suite, formerly the Microsoft Office Suite. Each class will focus on one application in the suite but will share characteristics of the suite which are common to all of the product's applications. You may enroll in all classes or just one. This class will be based on the 2016 editions of Office 365. 

Session 1: Word - coming
Session 2: Excel - coming
Session 3: PowerPoint - coming