Computer Classes Continue At Highland County Library

Monterey, Va – We’ve been offering free computer classes at the library and many people have taken advantage of the opportunity to learn more about using the computer; in May we’re offering several more classes so you can take advantage, too.

On May 2nd, from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. we’re offering “Beginning Computer” for people who are starting from scratch. On May 9th from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. we’re offering “Beginning Internet,” which covers internet browsers and searching. On Tuesday, May 17th, at 7:00 p.m. we’ll offer a “Facebook” class where you can learn more about using the most popular social media site on the web.

Later in the month we hope to offer a class on Quickbooks. If you are interested in taking a class call 468-2373 or stop by the library to register. Laptops are provided for the class.

On Saturday, May 14th the library is pleased to be teaming with iREACT instructor Chris Vernovai, NREMT-Paramedic/Firefighter, to offer a free First Aid and CPR class. This class is designed for the general public and everyone is encouraged to attend. It will help you understand the basic life-saving skills of both First Aid and CPR. Plus, you will receive a valid certification card upon successful completion.

All this for FREE, sponsored by the Highland County Public Library. The class is limited to ten students so if you are interested you must register by calling 468-2373 or stopping by the library.

Kids are invited to our After School Crafts program on Thursday, May 5th from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. to make a Mother’s Day gift for their moms. Family Movie Night on Friday, May 20th will feature “Yogi Bear” (PG) at 7:00 p.m. The movie, popcorn, candy and drinks are all free. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

The Second Tuesday Reading Group will be meeting Tuesday, May 10 at 1:30 p.m. to discuss “The Known World” by Edward P. Jones. Constance Anderson will be leading the discussion. Newcomers are welcome.

Stop by and check out some of the great new books in our collection. You’ll find David Baldacci’s “The Sixth Man,” Stuart Woods’s “Bel-Air Dead,” Amanda Quick’s “Quicksilver,” Nora Roberts’s “Chasing Fire,” Iris Johansen’s “Eve,” Lisa Scottoline’s “Save Me,” Mary Higgins Clark’s “I’ll Walk Alone,” Michael Connolly’s “The Fifth Witness,” Richard Paul Evans’s “Miles to Go,” and Diane Mott Davidson’s “Crunch Time.”

In non-fiction we have Rob Bell’s “Love Wins,” Sarah Vowell’s “Unfamiliar Fishes,” Todd Burpo’s “Heaven is for Real,” and Barbara Eden’s autobiography “Jeannie Out of the Bottle.”

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Heather Niday

Heather is our Program Director and Traffic Manager. She started with Allegheny Mountain Radio as a volunteer deejay. She then joined the AMR staff in February of 2007. Heather grew up in the Richmond, Virginia, area and now lives in Arbovale, West Virginia with her husband Chuck. Heather is a wonderful flute player, and choir director for Arbovale UMC. You can hear Heather along with Chuck on Tuesday nights from 6 to 8pm as they host two hours of jazz on Something Different.

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