Join up for tech classes at Grafton Library
TECHNOLOGY can be a bane or a blessing for people over 50.
Breathe a sigh of relief, Clarence Valley seniors, you are are being offered free information sessions at Grafton Library to give you a handle on the latest gadgets.
The current program, Tech Savvy Seniors, which is funded by Telstra with support from the local council and State Library, is a series of free two-hour sessions which are being held from 10am-noon every Wednesday until June 22.
Martyn Williams, the library team leader of collections and reference,
He knows where the apps are; can help you log on to Dropbox, join Facebook or show you what is lurking behind the drop-down menus on your screen.
He is also familiar with the trials and tribulations of Wi-Fi; pre-paid internet connections and tenuous connectivity, having worked for the University of the South Pacific in Fiji and in the desert country of South Australia for other universities before taking up his present role.
will hold the Tech Savvy Seniors program at Grafton this month and next will cover introduction to email; sharing photos and other attachments online; introduction to online shopping and banking; and introduction to social media.
You don't need to bring a computer or tablet as the library has computers and free wi-fi.
Places are limited to 10 people per session so people need to book as soon on 66410100. .
But if you miss out this time, there are informal Tech Time sessions at the Grafton Library on the third Wednesday of each month from 1-3pm, and Martyn pays regular visits to Clarence Valley and Bellingen libraries.
For more info on the Clarence Regional Libraries, go to www.crl.nsw.gov.au.