Computer Classes at JCPL

Computer classes at JCPL are back! Starting February 1, the Johnson City Public Library will host free computer classes in the library’s second floor computer lab. Classes will be held Thursdays at 3:00 PM on a variety of topics. These classes are free and open to the public, and will last 1 hour each. Participants are not required to have a library card to attend, but it is recommended, particularly for the session on READS/Libby.

Lisa Krekelberg, Adult Services Librarian, will be leading these classes. She says the library has had computer classes in the past that were very successful; however, after the volunteer computer class instructor moved away, the library has only held “one-off” classes. “We’ve had an uptick in our requests for our one-on-one computer tutoring, so we decided it’s time to have a series of classes again.” Additionally, the computer classes in the past have generally been limited to entry-level topics. While those topics will still be included, Lisa emphasizes that a broader range of topics will be covered. “This is a good way for our patrons to learn new skills and computer tips to increase efficiency,” Lisa continues. “It’s also a chance to introduce some of the resources the library offers.”

Our current class schedule is posted here:

2/1/18 – Computer Basics

2/8/18 – JCPL website and catalog

2/15/18 – READS/Libby *For the full experience, it is recommended participants hold a valid library card. Call the Circulation Department at 423-434-4455 for details on getting a free library card or to ensure your card is valid.

2/22/18 – Email Basics

3/1/18 – Ancestry.com Intro

3/8/18 – Mouse & Keyboard Skills

3/15/18 – off

3/22/18 – off

3/29/18 – MS Word

4/5/18 – Resume Basics & Job Searching

4/12/18 – Computer Basics

4/19/18 – MS Excel & Financial Literacy

4/26/18 – Open Q&A

For more information on computer classes at the Johnson City Public Library, or other Adult Services programs, call us at 423-434-4454. You can also access more details on each class on our digital calendar.

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