In today’s world computers are a integral part of everyday life.  But for many of us these new technologies can be confusing and even a bit scary.  That’s OK – your library is here to help you with our series of Computer Skills 101 classes!  We’ll teach you everything from how to turn your computer on to how to set up an email to using social media websites like Facebook.

Space is limited in these programs – contact the branch to register.  Different classes are offered each month.  Here is a list of the upcoming classes being offered at each location…

Bedford Central Library (540-586-8911 ext. 1114) – Classes are held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 3 to 4 PM.
August 20th: Digital Photos 101 – Get tips for organizing, backing up, and editing photos, including getting them from your phone or camera to your computer.
September 17th: Basic Photo Editing – In this class you will learn basic photo editing skills including…cropping, resizing, photo saturation, color to black and white and more.-October 15th: Microsoft Office Basics – Introduction to Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
November 19th: Social Media Basics – Introduction to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.
December 17th: Smartphone Basics –  In this class we will be answering some of the most commonly asked questions about Smartphones.

Need help with a different topic – one-on-one tutoring is also available by appointment.

Forest Public Library (540-425-7002) – Classes are held on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 1:30 to 2:30 PM.
August 15th: Smart Phone One on One – Sign up for a 15 minute session to go over basic smartphone questions.  All smartphone types. 
September 19th: Meet the Mouse – Our most basic computer class for those who don’t know ANYTHING about them.  Starting with how to turn one on.
October 17th: Intro to iPads – Did you just get a new iPad or have you had one for awhile and don’t really understand how to use it?  Then come learn the basics in this introductory tutorial class.
November 21st: Intro to Ancestry Library Edition – Are you interested in genealogy?  Begin your journey at your local library with Ancestry Library Edition!  In this month’s Computer 101 class we will give you an overview of how you can use this free digital resource to find out more about your family’s history.  
December 19th: Smart Phone One on One – Sign up for a 15 minute session to go over basic smartphone questions.  All smartphone types. 
Need help with a different topic – one-on-one tutoring is also available by appointment.

Moneta/SML Library (540-425-7004) – Classes are held on the 1st and 2nd Thursday of every month from 1 to 2:30 PM.  

August 1st: iPad and Tablet Basics – Bring in your iPad or other tablet and start learning what it can do for you! We’ll go over common terms, how to connect to wi-fi, how to navigate on your device, and how to change settings. For the beginner.
August 8th: Basic Photo Editing – In this class you will learn basic photo editing skills including…cropping, resizing, photo saturation, color to black and white and more.
September 5th: Digital Photos 101 – Get tips for organizing, backing up, and editing photos, including getting them from your phone or camera to your computer.
October 3rd: Smart Phone Basics – In this class we will be answering some of the most commonly asked questions about Smartphones.
October 10th: iPad and Tablet Basics – B
ring in your iPad or other tablet and start learning what it can do for you! We’ll go over common terms, how to connect to wi-fi, how to navigate on your device, and how to change settings. For the beginner.
November 7th: Basic Photo Editing – In this class you will learn basic photo editing skills including…cropping, resizing, photo saturation, color to black and white and more.
November 14th: PowerPoint 101 – Learn about Microsoft’s presentation creating program PowerPoint.
December 5th: Digital Photos 101 – Get tips for organizing, backing up, and editing photos, including getting them from your phone or camera to your computer.
December 12th: Smart Phone Basics – In this class we will be answering some of the most commonly asked questions about Smartphones.

Need help with a different topic – one-on-one tutoring is also available by appointment.

The Big Island, Montvale, and Stewartsville locations also have computer skills tutoring available once a month – you choose the topic.
Big Island (540- 425-7000) – Tutoring available on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 4 to 7 PM.

Montvale (540-425-7006) – Tutoring available on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 3 to 4 PM.
Stewartsville (540-425-7008) – Tutoring available on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 5 to 6 PM.
Contact the branch to set up an appointment. 

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