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National campaign sees North Somerset ‘Try 1 Thing’ online

by mikebell on 10 October, 2018

Libraries in North Somerset will be helping residents get the most out of the internet during Get Online Week next week.

National Get Online Week 2018, from 15-21 October, asks you to ‘Try 1 Thing’ – to use the internet to do just one thing you would normally do in a shop or bank, in a doctor’s or chemist, or even over the phone.

Whether you’re brand new to the internet, or you want a bit of help making more out of being online, events in local libraries with free and friendly support will help you take your next step.

Sarah Bowen, Community Librarian at North Somerset Council, said: “If you don’t use the internet at all we’re here to help you get started. Even if you send the odd email, use Facebook or read the news on your phone, you could still be missing out on so much.

“Getting the most out of the internet doesn’t have to be scary. Doing just one new thing online is all you need to do to get started and we have volunteers to help you do just that! All week you can find out about services to try that are all free online with your library card.”

Events during the week include:

Monday 15 October
Clevedon Library – family history advice, 9.30am
For All Healthy Living Centre Library – computer support, 10am
Weston Library – computer support, 10am and 2pm
Worle Library – 50+ internet tuition, 10.30am.

Tuesday 16 October
Weston Library – computer support, 10am
Worle Library – computer support, 10am
Weston Library – family history advice, 10.30am
Yatton Library – family history advice, 10.30am
Portishead Library – computer support, 11am
Weston Library – job skills help, 12.30pm
Clevedon Library – computer support, 3.30pm.

Wednesday 17 October
Weston Library – computer support, 10am
Portishead Library – computer support for over 50s, 10am.

Thursday 18 October
Nailsea Library – computer support, 10am
Weston Library – computer support, 10am and 2pm
Clevedon Library – computer support, 10.30am
Weston Library – internet tuition for over 50s, 10.30am
Clevedon Library – gadget help, 1pm
Portishead Library – computer support, 2pm
For All Healthy Living Centre Library – help with printing vouchers, photos, tickets and more, 2.30pm.

Friday 19 October 
Weston Library – computer support, 10am and 2pm
Portishead Library – family history advice, 10am
Nailsea Library – family history advice, 10am
Clevedon Library – computer support, 11am
Portishead Library – computer support, 2pm.

Saturday 20 October  
Portishead Library – computer support, 11am
Weston Library – family history advice, 2pm.

For more information about Get Online Week events in North Somerset where you can ‘Try 1 Thing’ contact your local library or visit www.getonlineweek.com/events.

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