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: 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.

Facebook, Twitter, and Blogs
Social networking: What is it and why do I want it?

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.


Children & Teens


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

Research and Projects and Papers? Oh, my.
We'll take you beyond Google for greater success.


Genealogy Workshops


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

Using Ancestry Library Edition
The best things in online genealogical research aren’t free--except at the library! This workshop takes a look at using the best database the library has to offer: Ancestry Library Edition

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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