Tuesday, 5 September 2017

iTea & Biscuits: help sessions take place next week

Free IT Taster Sessions are being held next week to help Richmond upon Thames residents who want to know more about what’s available online.
The Council’s Library Services are encouraging people to come along to the IT taster sessions at the Information & Reference Library in Whittaker Avenue, Richmond where friendly, knowledgeable staff can help residents discover how to get the most from the world online.
Whether it’s setting up Facebook, Twitter or Skype accounts, learning the basics of eBay shopping or digital photography, or even how to get online TV, radio and eMagazines, our staff will be on hand to help you, and to ensure you stay web safe.
These free sessions are designed to help residents discover a little of the huge range of services available online and offer a gentle introduction for those new to what the internet can provide.
It’s just one part of our commitment to being a truly digital borough.
Booking is essential for all except the Tablets Made Easy drop-in session: www.richmond.gov.uk/events_in_libraries
They will be held:
DATE
TIME
TOPIC
Monday 11 September
5.00pm – 6.00pm
eBay for Beginners
Tuesday 12 September
10.30am – 11.30am
Facebook Basics
Tuesday 12 September
2.30pm – 3.30pm
Introduction to Skype
Wednesday 13 September
2.30pm – 3.30pm
TV & Radio Online
Wednesday 13 September
5.00pm – 6.00pm
eMagazines
Thursday 14 September
10.30am – 11.30am
Pinterest
Thursday 14 September
2.30pm – 3.30pm
Tablets Made Easy
Friday 15 September
10.30am – 11.30am
Digital Photos Basics
Friday 15 September
2.30pm – 3.30pm
Online Safety
Saturday 16 September
10.30am – 11.30am
Twitter for Beginners
Saturday 16 September
2.30pm – 3.30pm
Family History
 
Cllr Gareth Elliott, Cabinet Member for Digital and Technology, said:
“People are increasingly seeking out information and services online so it is only right we, as a council, keep pace with the digital world.
“The Council is increasingly focused on providing easy access to information and services online. These sessions are a great opportunity for residents to learn more about the range of services available to them.
“Whether you’re a beginner or just need a refresher, I hope you will take advantage of these sessions to improve your skills and boost your confidence with using technology.”