Technology Classes

Your Rowan County Public Library offers a range of technology classes that cater to your skill level and learning goals. Classes are free and open to the public—no registration required, just show up to a class! Laptops are available for checkout; however, students are encouraged to bring their own computers, tablets, smartphones, and so on with them in order to address any questions that they may have regarding those devices.

Every Tuesday is Device Advice!
10:00 – 11:00 am

On Tuesdays, join us for an open forum with class instructor, Morgan Mullins. Questions regarding personal computers, devices, or any technology inquiries are welcome!

Various lessons, instructional presentations, and other useful materials can be found on the class resources page. You can also use the Kentucky Virtual Library to access the Learning Express Computer Skills Center, even at home! If you don’t have the current login and password for KYVL, ask at the front circulation desk or call us at 606-784-7137 to request them.

Every Thursday is Back to Basics!
10:00 – 11:00 am

Take advantage of these free educational courses that are open to the public!
Visit our conference room on Thursday mornings to learn about:

Every Saturday is Geek Speak!
3:00 – 5:00 pm

Come learn about trending technology, contemporary hardware, video/audio editing, podcasting, livestreaming, and more! Each Saturday is a different recurring program, so there’s something to learn all month, every month.

Rowan Citizen Science Institute

1st Saturday of each month
Community members of all ages are invited to join your Rowan County Public Library in exploring science that everyone can do! Rowan CSI focuses on getting you involved with scientific projects throughout our region that benefit causes both locally and globally. Through simple apps, basic tools, and partnership with other libraries around the world, we can contribute to water, soil, and wildlife conservation efforts; medical research; groundbreaking discoveries in astronomy; and more!

Full STREAM Ahead

2nd Saturday of each month
Ready to learn a new tech skill? Come get hands-on with trending hardware, software, and science as we teach you the fundamentals of everything from podcasting and livestreaming to audio and video editing, and give you the tools to learn more on your own, too. Do you want to build and maintain your own website? Start a YouTube channel? This is the program for you!


LEGO Teens

3rd Saturday of each month
Who doesn’t love building with LEGO? If you enjoyed this popular construction toy as a kid, there’s no reason to give up something you love as you grow up! More importantly, LEGO sets teach crucial engineering skills, self-expression, artistic principles, critical thinking, teamwork, and—nowadays—even coding. Join us and learn the basics of robotics and mechanical engineering, then see your creations come to life and perform the tasks you give them!

LiveSTREAM

Last Saturday of each month
Are you thinking about a career? Maybe trying what to decide what you should go to college or vocational school for? Come to LiveSTREAM for active exploration of educational and occupational paths available to you throughout our region! You may have heard that jobs in science and technology are where it’s at…but did you know that these subjects are critical for lots of options you may not have thought about? If you’re going to school for the first time or thinking about going back, we’ll help you research and get to know the job you’re passionate about, and show you how it incorporate more technology than you think.

Need More Tech Help?

Technology staff are here to help! Stop by our technology reference desk located near the Genealogy Room from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm every weekday for questions or tech help.