Training On Demand: Workshops and Tutorials

Training on Demand

Workshops and Tutorials

You name it! We'll give you personal attention in a 30-minute, hands-on session tailored for you.

Tell us what you need - a personal computer trainer or guidance on researching a topic.

Call or drop by any of the branches' Research Desks to schedule any of the topics below, or design your own! After your class, please give us feedback.

Computer Training at Any Branch

Computers for Beginners

Learn computer basics including keyboard and mouse use, opening and closing programs, managing windows, beginning internet use, and more.

eBook/eAudio Downloading

Read or listen to a book on your computer or mobile device. Bring your own mobile device and we'll show you how to download.

Email and Internet

Still mystified by the Internet? Our introduction to email and the Internet can teach you how to use a web browser to comfortably navigate the electronic world for your information needs.

Social Networking

Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram?! What is it all and why do I want them?

Google Tips: Search like a Wizard

Search the Web like an expert with our favorite Google search tips and tricks. Quick, fun, and easy, easy, easy!

Job Searching and Resumes Online

Find websites for jobs local or far-flung. Learn to use an online resume template and send resumes by e-mail. Work with a research librarian in our Job Help Center on such tasks as basic keyboarding and computer use, application writing, effective interviewing, and résumé & cover-letter preparation.

Medical Resources Online

Consumer websites for specific diseases and conditions, prescription drugs, surgery videos, nutrition, alternative medicine, best doctors and hospitals, support groups.

Smartphones and Tablet Computers

Learn how to use your new Android or Apple mobile device and get the most out of it.

For Children & Teens

Research and Projects and Papers? Oh, my.

We'll take you beyond Google for greater success.

Contact Youth Services at the Fredericksburg Branch
540-372-1144, ext. 7243

Genealogy Workshops

Contact Adult Research at the Fredericksburg Branch, 540-372-1144, ext. 7232

What’s New in Online Genealogy

Come take a look at some of the exciting new family history resources freely available on the ‘net! Instructor-mediated practice time on the computer included.

It’s Your History!

Think you might be “FFV”? Can’t find a long-lost Revolutionary War ancestor? Need Great-grandpa’s obituary? You’re invited to schedule a sixty-minute one-on-one session with a staff member, tour CRRL's Virginiana Collection, and learn how to use its many fine historical and genealogical resources.

Finding and Using Fredericksburg’s Old Newspapers

A treat for historians, genealogists and the just plain curious.

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