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Take Part in Spring Online Week 2018 with Libraries NI in April 2018

From the 16 to 20 April, Libraries NI and its partners will be running free events for the public across its network of libraries focusing on improving digital skills.

Whether a computer beginner or, if you have a little knowledge and you want to know more, then these are the events for you. Training at the events will be relaxed and at a pace suitable for all levels of ability and experienced staff will be on hand to support with queries and questions that arise. 

The programme of events includes a mix of sessions on how to use various tablets and mobile devices as well as how to use Libraries NI’s free eBook and eMagazine service.  There will also be sessions with the Consumer Council to provide essential advice about safe shopping online along with Action on Hearing Loss and RNIB who will showcase technology that can help people cope with sight and hearing loss. 

The week incorporates Digital Learning Day on Thursday 19 April with free IT taster sessions for complete beginners taking place in selected libraries with volunteers from Business in the Community. 

Jim O’Hagan, Libraries NI Chief Executive said: 

“Libraries NI is delighted to be involved with this year’s Spring Online Week. 

Many people still lack confidence to engage with new technology and some can even be a little fearful. Our events during Spring Online Week are perfect for introducing people to the online world and giving them a taste of what current technology offers. 

I would encourage everyone with a need to develop their digital skills to book a place at one of these events. Our friendly staff and volunteers can help individuals take their next step toward being a confident, capable and safe user of the Internet.” 

Spring Online Week, forms part of the Go ON NI programme, and aims to encourage as many people as possible to go online and experience the benefits of the digital world.  Events are free to attend and not only will they highlight the convenience of online public services, but will make it possible for people to try out using computers, tablets and the Internet; many for the first time. 

Events in libraries are free to attend but some have limited places so booking is essential. Please contact libraries directly to book your place.​

Armagh Library

 

e: armagh.library@librariesni.org.uk

t: 028 3752 4072

 

Digital Learning Day

19 April

10:00am until 4:00pm

Improve your digital skills and get online with the support of a business volunteer.

 

Booking essential.

 

Ballycastle Library

 

t: 028 2076 2566

e: ballycastle.library@librariesni.org.uk

 

Go On iPad Camera

18 April

10:30am until 12:30pm

Go ON is a programme which allows people to enhance their computer abilities. This session will focus on how to use the camera on an iPad.

 

Booking essential.

 

Ballyclare Library

t: 028 9335 2269

e: ballyclare.library@librariesni.org.uk

 

Go On An introduction to iPad Movie

18 April

10:30am until 12:30pm

Go ON is a programme which allows people to enhance their computer abilities. This session will focus on how to use the movie feature on an iPad.

 

Booking essential.

 

Ballymena Central Library

t: 028 2563 3950

e: ballymena.library@librariesni.org.uk

 

Action on Hearing Loss

16 April

10:00am  until 1:00pm

Get connected – Drop in desk for people who are deaf, have hearing loss and/or tinnitus.

 

Find out more about getting online and using your smart phone or tablet.

 

Get a basic hearing check and find out more about equipment such as vibrating alarms and amplified telephones, to support older people to better manage their hearing loss.

 

Ballymoney Library

t: 028 2766 3589

e: ballymoney.library@librariesni.org.uk

 

Consumer Council

18 April

10:30am until 4:00pm

This drop in will offer advice on the following:

 

Consumer rights, shopping on the high street and online;

 

Shopping safely online and how to protect yourself

 

Rights when travelling including compensation

 

 

Saving on household bills using The Consumer Councils’ online comparison tools.

 

Plus get help with specific enquiries or complaints about electricity, gas, coal, home heating oil, flights, ferries, buses, trains, postal services, or water.

 

Free resources available on the day.

 

Banbridge Library

 

t: 028 4062 3973

e: banbridge.library@librariesni.org.uk

 

Digital Learning Day

19 April

10:00am -4:00pm

Improve your digital skills and get online with the support of a business volunteer.

 

Booking essential.

 

Banbridge Library

t: 028 4062 3973

e: banbridge.library@librariesni.org.uk

 

Go On (Universal Credit)

20 April

10:30 until 3:30pm

Go ON is a programme which allows people to enhance their computer abilities. This session will focus on Universal Credit

 

Booking is essential.

 

Bangor Carnegie Library

 

t: 028 9127 0591

e: bangorcarnegie.library@librariesni.org.uk

Digital Learning Day

19 April

10:00 -4:00pm

Libraries NI will host free IT taster sessions with volunteers from Business in the Community NI on Thursday 19 April.

 

Booking essential.

 

Broughshane Library

t: 028 2586 1613

e: broughshane.library@librariesni.org.uk

Go On iPad Introduction

17 April

2:00pm until 4:00pm

Go ON is a programme which allows people to enhance their computer abilities. This session will focus on how to use an iPad.

 

Booking essential.

Carryduff Library

t: 028 9081 3568

e: carryduff.library@librariesni.org.uk

 

Go On An introduction to Kindle Fire

16 April

10:30am until 12:30pm

Go ON is a programme which allows people to enhance their computer abilities. This session will focus on how to use a Kindle Fire.

 

Booking essential.

 

Colin Glen Library

t: 028 9043 1266

e: colinglen.library@librariesni.org.uk

 

Go On An Introduction to Samsung Galaxy

18 April

10:30am until  12:30pm

Go ON is a programme which allows people to enhance their computer abilities. This session will focus on how to use the Samsung Galaxy.

 

Booking essential

 

Cookstown Library

t: 028 8676 3702

e: cookstown.library@librariesni.org.uk

 

Consumer Council

16 April

10:30am  until  4:00pm

This drop in will offer advice on the following:

 

Consumer rights, shopping on the high street and online;

 

Shopping safely online and how to protect yourself

 

Rights when travelling including compensation

 

Saving on household bills using The Consumer Councils’ online comparison tools.

 

Plus get help with specific enquiries or complaints about electricity, gas, coal, home heating oil, flights, ferries, buses, trains, postal services, or water.

 

Free resources available on the day.

 

Cookstown Library

 

t: 028 8676 3702

e: cookstown.library@librariesni.org.uk

 

Go On eMagazines and eBooks

16 April

10:30am until 12:30pm

Go ON is a programme which allows people to enhance their computer abilities. This session will focus on how to use the Libraries NI eBook and eMagazine service.

 

Booking essential.

 

Crumlin Library

t: 028 9442 3066

e: crumlin.library@librariesni.org.uk

 

Go On iPad Introduction

20 April

10:30am until 12:30pm

Go ON is a programme which allows people to enhance their computer abilities. This session will focus on how to use an iPad.

 

Booking essential.

 

Derry Central Library

t: 028 7122 9990

e: derrycentral.library@librariesni.org.uk

 

Action on Hearing Loss

17 April 11:00am until  2:00pm

Get connected – Drop in desk for people who are deaf, have hearing loss and/or tinnitus.

 

Find out more about getting online and using your smart phone or tablet.

 

Get a basic hearing check and find out more about equipment such as vibrating alarms and amplified telephones, to support older people to better manage their hearing loss.

 

Derry Central  Library

t: 028 7122 9990

e: derrycentral.library@librariesni.org.uk

Digital Learning Day

19 April

10:00am until  -4:00pm

Improve your digital skills and get online with the support of a business volunteer.

 

Booking essential.

 

Downpatrick Library

t: 028 4461 2895

e: downpatrick.library@librariesni.org.uk

 

Go On More on the iPad

16 April

11:00am until 1:00pm

Go ON is a programme which allows people to enhance their computer abilities. This session will focus on how to use an iPad.

 

Booking essential.

 

Enniskillen Library

t: 028 6632 2886

e: enniskillen.library@librariesni.org.uk

 

Go On More on the iPad

20 April

11:00am until 1:00pm

Go ON is a programme which allows people to enhance their computer abilities. This session will focus on how to use an iPad.

 

Booking is essential.

 

Falls Road Library

t: 028 9050 9212

e: fallsroad.library@librariesni.org.uk

Digital Learning Day

19 April

10:00am until  -4:00pm

Libraries NI will host free IT taster sessions with volunteers from Business in the Community NI on Thursday 19 April.

 

Booking essential.

 

Finaghy Library

t: 028 9050 9214

e: finaghyroad.library@librariesni.org.uk

 

Digital Learning Day

19 April

10:00am -4:00pm

Improve your digital skills and get online with the support of a business volunteer.

 

Booking essential.

 

Greenisland Library

t: 028 9086 5419

e: greenisland.library@librariesni.org.uk

 

Go On More on the iPad

18 April

10:00am until  12noon

Go ON is a programme which allows people to enhance their computer abilities. This session will focus on how to use an iPad.

 

Booking essential.

 

Lisburn City Library

t: 028 9266 9345

e: lisburncity.library@librariesni.org.uk

Digital Learning Day

19 April

10:00am until -4:00pm

Libraries NI will host free IT taster sessions with volunteers from Business in the Community NI on Thursday 19 April.

 

Booking essential.

 

Lisburn Road Library

 

t: 028 9050 9223

e: lisburnroad.library@librariesni.org.uk

Digital Learning Day

19 April

10:00am until -1:00pm

Improve your digital skills and get online with the support of a business volunteer.

 

Booking essential.

 

Lurgan Library

t: 028 3832 3912

e: lurgan.library@librariesni.org.uk

 

Digital Learning Day

19 April

10:00am until 4:00pm

Libraries NI will host free IT taster sessions with volunteers from Business in the Community NI on Thursday 19 April.

 

Booking essential.

 

Newtownards Library

t: 028 9181 4732

e: newtownards.library@librariesni.org.uk

Digital Learning Day

19 April

10:00am until 4:00pm

Improve your digital skills and get online with the support of a business volunteer.

 

Booking essential.

 

Omagh Library

t: 028 8244 0733

e: omagh.library@librariesni.org.uk

 

Hour of Coding

20 April 10:00am until 12 noon

Experience an hour of coding - similar to crosswords and puzzles. A code a day can keep your brain 10 years younger!

 

Booking essential.

 

Omagh Library

t: 028 8244 0733

e: omagh.library@librariesni.org.uk

 

Digital Learning Day

19 April

10:00am until 4:00pm

Libraries NI will host free IT taster sessions with volunteers from Business in the Community NI on Thursday 19 April.

 

Booking essential.

 

Ormeau Road Library

t: 028 9050 9228

e: ormeauroad.library@librariesni.org.uk

 

RNIB Introduction to Accessibility

18 April 11:00am until 1:00pm 

 

 

This session will showcase technology to help support those with sight loss get online.

 

Booking recommended.

 

Ormeau Road Library

t: 028 9050 9228

e: ormeauroad.library@librariesni.org.uk

 

Go On eMagazines and eBooks

16 April

10:00am until  12noon

Go ON is a programme which allows people to enhance their computer abilities. This session will focus on how to use the Libraries NI eBook and eMagazine service

 

Booking essential.

 

Portadown Library

t: 028 3833 6122

e: portadown.library@librariesni.org.uk

Digital Learning Day

19 April

10:00am until -4:00pm

Improve your digital skills and get online with the support of a business volunteer.

 

Booking essential.

 

Rathcoole Library

t: 028 9085 1157

e: rathcoole.library@librariesni.org.uk

 

Digital Learning Day

19 April

10:00am until 4:00pm

Libraries NI will host free IT taster sessions with volunteers from Business in the Community NI on Thursday 19 April.

 

Booking essential.

 

Saintfield Library

t: 028 9751 0550

e: saintfield.library@librariesni.org.uk

 

Consumer Council

17 April 12:30pm until 4:00pm

This drop in will offer advice on the following:

 

Consumer rights, shopping on the high street and online;

 

Shopping safely online and how to protect yourself

 

Rights when travelling including compensation

 

Saving on household bills using The Consumer Councils’ online comparison tools.

 

Plus get help with specific enquiries or complaints about electricity, gas, coal, home heating oil, flights, ferries, buses, trains, postal services, or water.

 

Free resources available on the day.

 

Shankill Library

 

t: 028 9050 9232

e: shankillroad.library@librariesni.org.uk

 

RNIB Introduction to Accessibility

16 April 11:00am until  1:00pm

This session will showcase technology to help support those with sight loss get online. 

 

Booking recommended.

 

Suffolk Library

t: 028 9050 9234

e: suffolk.library@librariesni.org.uk

 

 

Digital Learning Day

19 April

10:00am until -4:00pm

Improve your digital skills and get online with the support of a business volunteer.

 

Booking essential.

 

Strathfoyle Library

t:028 7186 0385

e: strathfoyle.library@librariesni.org.uk

 

Go On More on the iPad

17 April

10:30am – 12:30pm

Go ON is a programme which allows people to enhance their computer abilities. This session will focus on how to use an iPad.

 

Booking essential.

 

Woodstock Library

t: 028 9050 9239

e: woodstock.library@librariesni.org.uk

 

Go On More on the iPad

18 April

10:00am until 12noon

Go ON is a programme which allows people to enhance their computer abilities. This session will focus on how to use an iPad.

 

Booking essential.

 


Libraries NI has a network of libraries across Northern Ireland, all of which offer members free Wi-Fi, computer use and digital skills help all year long. 

For more information go to www.librariesni.org.uk​​