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Get online at libraries in Tameside

More and more everyday tasks are now taking place online – from making a doctor's appointment to simple banking. If you feel you’re being left behind, Tameside Libraries have the answer.

Get Online Week offers a range of workshops to help you get switched on and increase your confidence when using the internet.

Events start on Monday, October 18, when there’ll be a stall in the market place outside Ashton Library (11am to 2pm) offering help with basic IT skills and explaining things such as taking your driving theory test, preparing for the British Citizenship test and finding and applying for jobs.

People can also get information to support their business and learn how to access free e-books, magazines and newspapers using their Tameside Library card. 

Other activities include avoiding online scams, a “computers for the terrified” coffee morning and a device advice clinic.

For the more advanced, Digital Flamingo will be hosting “Social Media Marketing for Business” on Thursday, October 21, showing how to establish a strategy to make their social media journey easier and more effective and better connect with their audience.

Councillor Leanne Feeley, Tameside Council’s executive member for libraries, said: “The internet provides lots of great opportunities and more and more is taking place online, but if you feel you lack confidence don’t worry. Getting the most out of the internet doesn’t have to be scary.

“The events Tameside Libraries have organised as part of Get Online Week are friendly and informal and will help you get started. You could manage your money online, find a new job, brush up on a skill or just have some fun.”

For full details of everything that’s happening, pop into your local library, call 0161 342 2031 or visit www.tameside.gov.uk/libraries/news7

Get Online Week is allied to Digitober, which is a month-long celebration and showcase for all the great things that have been achieved in the Greater Manchester city region this year. Find out more and get involved by visiting www.greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/digitober

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