Crochet Class and ClubThe Jones Creativity Center will be offering a Crochet Class and Club at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday evenings. It's free to all ages and skill levels, so feel free to bring your current crochet project or, if you're a beginner, we'll help you start on something new! For those attending the class, you will need to bring your own materials for your project: 1-2 balls of 100% cotton yarn (preferably worsted or medium weight), size H/8 hook (5.00 mm), and scissors.
Need a break from the daily hustle and bustle? Join us for Adult Coloring on Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. for a soothing hour of coloring and quiet. The JCC provides materials and projects, but, if you have something special to work on, feel free to bring your own.
The Jones Creativity Center is offering classes on how to use Windows through the Professor Teaches software. Each session is self-contained, so you can begin at any time during the month and choose your own lesson. However, the JCC also offers individualized courses on Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. where you can learn how to navigate the desktop, understand apps and programs, learn Microsoft Excel, and much more.
Thanks to the Training Opportunities for the Public (TOP) Grant, which is provided through the Tennessee State Library and Archives, the Jones Creativity Center will be offering monthly computer training labs and class to the public. These classes will assist in learning everything from basic computer skills to working with advanced settings and programs to creating your own website with Wordpress.
This month, the JCC will be offering a special class on "Mastering Passwords," a free class designed to help participants create and, more importantly, keep track of secure passwords. (All participants will receive a free password journal.) Our classes will be held on January 3 at 2:00 p.m. at the Avoca Branch Library and January 10 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bristol Public Library.
A free "Checkout E-books!" workshop will also be offered during January. Participants will learn the basics of Tennessee READS, our online book, audiobook, and video resource, and explore the webpage using computers, tablets, or other electronic devices. Our first class will be held at 2:00 p.m. at the Bristol Public Library on January 24, followed by a second class on January 31 at 2:00 p.m. at the Avoca Branch Library.
GED/ESL/High School Equivalency Test
Mount Rogers Regional Adult Education Program (MRRAEP) provides free classes for GED testing and courses to learn English as a second language; however, the library will have an adjusted scheduled throughout December. To learn more about these scheduling changes, please call the library at 276-645-8780 or check out the JCC calendar. You can also check out the MRRAEP website or give them a call their main office at 276-739-2547.
Additionally, interested students can also see free assistance from Northeast State wth HiSET on Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.