Anyone keen to use the internet for the very first time will be able to attend special introductory sessions in libraries in Leeds next week.
The free sessions, to be held at libraries in Armley, Crossgates, Garforth, Headingley and Central Library, are part of the national Get Online Week to encourage complete beginners to use the internet for the first time.
Open to all but especially those aged 55 and over, the sessions will offer users a step-by-step guide to using the internet and accessing websites. The sessions begin on Tuesday 19th October at Headingley Library from 10-11:30am and at Central Library on The Headrow from 2-3:30pm. Further sessions will be held at Crossgates Library on Wednesday 20th October from 11am-12noon, at Garforth Library on Thursday 21st October from 1:30-2:30pm and at Armley Library on Friday 22nd October from 10:30am-12noon.
All of the sessions will be free to attend on a first-come first-served basis, but places can be secured in advance by calling the individual library. Aside from the special sessions for beginners, Leeds City Council is also carrying out over 100 free computer learning sessions at libraries across the city throughout October as part of its usual programme of helping people master all elements of computer use from word processing and internet access to more expert areas such as photo editing.
Get Online Week has been organised by UK Online Centres, the national network which promotes public access to computers.
Leeds City Council learning co-ordinator Jason Tutin said:
“These sessions are aimed at anyone who has never used the internet before and would like to find out how to do it. The sessions are fun and we help people get started in a relaxed and friendly environment taking them through it step by step, so hopefully we will have lots of people coming along next week to take part.”
For further information on Get Online Week in Leeds, contact learning co-ordinator Jason Tutin on 0113 395 2357. For more information on UK Online Centres, visit the website at http://www.ukonlinecentres.com/
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