Library offers computer tutoring, GED classes

Published 10:23 am Wednesday, January 11, 2017

A new year is here and if your New Year’s resolution was to upgrade your computer skills or finish your high school education, the Lunenburg County Public Library System (LCPLS) can help

Both the Victoria and Kenbridge branches offer individualized computer tutoring by appointment, according to a press release.

“If you need help with a specific project or want to familiarize yourself with certain software programs, LCPLS staff can work with you. Sessions for Victoria can be scheduled for Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m.-noon by calling (434)696-3416. The Ripberger Branch in Kenbridge will offer instruction on Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m.-noon. The phone number is (434)676-3456.”

“If finishing your high school education is a goal, LCPLS offers weekly General Equivalency Diploma (GED) classes,” officials said. “The Ripberger program meets on Monday nights from 6-8 p.m. The Victoria location has sessions on Monday and Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m.-noon. If you would like to sign up for the classes or need more information, you may contact the branches at the numbers above.”

According to the release, this month, the Victoria Library Community Room will exhibit the artwork of Nancy Christin. Christin’s artistic style is reminiscent of Bob Ross, “The Happy Painter,” who was the host of the popular “Joy of Painting” television show on PBS.

The winter season means winter weather, and if you are looking for books to read on snowy days, you can visit the LCPLS website at and scroll through the online catalog.

“You can also visit our Facebook page and read our staff picks for suggestions,” library officials said.

“LCPLS reminds patrons of our inclement weather policy. In the event of significant winter weather, the library system will be closed the first day the Lunenburg County Schools are closed. Thereafter, the library will decide on a day-to-day basis to open or close based on road conditions. We encourage our patrons to call ahead if they are planning a library visit.”

The LCPLS will be closed Monday, observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.