Free Classes! - all you need is a valid library card!

 

 

 

 

Testing & Education Reference Center is a start-to-finish resource with all the information and support materials needed to make informed, confident decisions to shape the rest of your life:

  • Over 300 practice tests and courses
  • Dozens of ebooks containing valuable study material and practice tests
  • Information on over 4,000 accredited schools
  • Scholarship search featuring $8 billion in available scholarships
  • Resume builder with over 1,000 brainstorming phrases to get you started
  • Career modules covering subjects from career change to salary negotiations.

Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online.  

As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost.

Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

 

 

Universal Class brings libraries lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). More than 500 courses are available, and all are designed and led by professional instructors to build deeper understanding and mastery of subject matter. Universal Class includes videos, assignments, quizzes, tests, and options for social media interaction with other learners. Patrons may take multiple classes and learn at their own pace.

Free Grantseeker Training / Live Webinars:  The Library facilitates the viewing of live webinars covering the basics of grant seeking from the Foundation Center / Funding Information Network.  

These basic webinars are recommended for those new to the grantseeking process.  All webinars are FREE and are approximately 60 minutes long. If you require special assistance, please let us know two weeks in advance.  No registration required.  Groups of 5 or more, however, please call in advance.

Learn How to Use a Computer:  Free computer classes taught in the Library's computer lab by volunteer computer instructors.  Click here to view our schedule of upcoming classes. 

Space is limited.  Please register early at the Library's Circulation Desk or call us at 540-825-8691.

FREE Genealogy Classes for Beginners:  Space is limited.  registration required. Please call early to register at 540-825-8691.  

For a list of currently scheduled classes, check our Local History & Genealogy page.

Learn 80 languages in any of 50 languages with Pronunciator.

Free apps available for iOS and Android on iTunes and Google Play.

 

 

Rocket Languages is an award-winning interactive
online language learning system developed for libraries.
The interactive, comprehensive website allows you
to learn conversational language at your own pace.
    

 

DigitalLearn.org is a collection of self-directed tutorials for end-users to increase their digital literacy. Development courses on the most basic skills, such as using a computer, navigating a website, and searching. Modules are video-based with narration, 6 to 22 minutes long, written at the fourth-grade reading level, and help learners practice skills like using a mouse and setting up passwords. Nearly all modules are available in Spanish as well as English.