Classes and Workshops at the Library

Classes at the Library


Did you know that the library offers workshops that use the online resources available at all of our branch libraries?  All workshops are FREE and open to the public.  Call or visit your local branch library to find out more or sign up for the next workshop.


Class Calendar

See our calendar or our list of upcoming workshops (September 2015, October 2015 .pdf)


The Classes

Computer Basics

This class covers beginning computer skills like finding out about the parts of a computer, learning how to use a mouse, beginning to explore & search the Internet, and how to create and save documents with Microsoft Word 2010.

Check out our Computers & Technology pathfinder.


Helpful web sites to get you started

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Learning Microsoft Word

In this class you'll learn how to complete basic tasks in Microsoft Word, like editing and saving a document, how to add formatting, and more.


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This hands-on class features Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest.  Learn how to search for census records, immigration records, marriage, birth, & death records, and military service information to build your family tree.
(Basic computer experience is preferred.)

Check out our recommended Genealogy web sites.


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Mobile Device Drop-in Days

Want to know how to download library eBooks on your Kindle Fire?  Interested in getting digital magazines on your iPad?  Stop by on one of our Mobile Device Drop-in Days and get your tech questions answered by a trained Reference Librarian!  Librarians are available at the following times,days, and locations:

Atlee Branch Library: Tuesdays, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Mechanicsville Branch Library: Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Ashland Branch Library: Thursdays, 4:00-8:00 p.m.


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You may also be interested in our Reference on Demand service.  You can set up an appointment with one of our Reference Librarians to receive personalized, in-depth assistance during one-hour sessions.



Branch Libraries


Richard S. Gillis, Jr.
Ashland Branch Library

201 S. Railroad Avenue


Atlee Branch Library
9161 Atlee Road


Goochland Branch Library
3075 River Road West


Hanover Branch Library
7527 Library Drive


King & Queen Branch Library
396 Newtown Road


Mechanicsville Branch Library
7461 Sherwood Crossing Place


Lois Wickham Jones
Montpelier Branch Library

17205 Sycamore Tavern Lane


Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
16600 Pouncey Tract Road


Upper King William Branch Library
694-J Sharon Road


West Point Branch Library
721 Main Street


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