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Help at hand to try one new thing during Get Online Week

Northumberland Libraries is encouraging residents to make the most of the internet as part of national Get Online Week from October 15 - October 21.

As part of the campaign, Northumberland County Council’s libraries are hosting a variety of workshops throughout the week to encourage people to reap the benefits of the internet, no matter how confident they are online. 

This year’s theme is to try one new thing online, something that you might normally do in a shop or bank, in a doctor’s or chemist, or even over the phone. 

Watch Northumberland Libraries tell you more about what is on offer during the Get Online Week.
 

Even if you are computer savvy, there is something for everyone. Northumberland Libraries provide a free service to library card holders where customers can download up to six audio and six e-books at a time free of charge.

The service also offers a free e-magazine subscription service to smartphone and tablet owners, including publications such as BBC Good Food and Countryfile.

Watch the video to find out more about downloading free e-books, e-magazines and e-audio free of charge.
 

Northumberland Libraries are offering friendly support for anyone who wants to start doing a bit more online - and it’s absolutely free.  

Get Online workshops will be held at the following locations below:

Monday 15 October
Haltwhistle Library - 1.30pm - 3.30pm Digital Drop In
Drop in for free help, advice and assistance with anything digital.  We can help you get online.
 
Tuesday 16 October
Blyth Library - 1pm - 3pm Family History Online Drop In
Are you interested in researching your family history online? Did you know you can use Ancestry and Find My Past for free online? Join Mr Hickey from Northumberland & Durham Family History Society. Tea & Coffee available. No need to book, just turn up!
 
Wednesday 17 October
Prudhoe Library - 10am - 12noon Digital Drop In
Do you have a tablet or smartphone that you want to get more out of? Need help getting online? Find out more about how to use our eBooks, eAudio and eMagazines. Drop in and speak to us.
 
Prudhoe Library - 10am - 12noon Digital Drop In
Do you have a tablet or smartphone that you want to get more out of? Need help getting online? Find out more about how to use our eBooks, eAudio and eMagazines. Drop in and speak to us.
 
Hexham Library - 2pm - 4pm iTea and Biscuits
Do you have a tablet or smartphone that you want to get more out of? Need help getting online? Find out more about how to use our eBooks, eAudio and eMagazines. Drop in and speak to us. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available
 
Thursday 18 October
Cramlington Library - 10am - 12noon Digital Drop In
Do you have a tablet or smartphone that you want to get more out of? Need help getting online? Find out more about how to use our eBooks, eAudio and eMagazines. Drop in and speak to us.
 
Prudhoe Library - 10am - 12noon - Family History Online Drop In
Drop-In and learn how to use Ancestry and Find My Past with a volunteer from the St Mary Magdalene Cemetery Project.

Northumberland County Councillor Cath Homer, cabinet member for arts, leisure, tourism and leisure said: “More people than you probably think still don’t use the internet at all, and we’re here to help. But even if you send the occasional 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 - come along to one of our free events and we can help you do just that!”

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