IF THIS is the year you want to get computer literate, discover the world wide web of simply get to grips with technology, your local library is here to help.
Residents can discover the range of computer taster courses on offer at Malton library at the upcoming ITea and Biscuits drop in day on Thursday January 17.
Visit the library in St Michael Street any time between 10am and 2pm, tell staff what you’d like to learn and they’ll advise you which course is suitable to your needs.
The drop-in day aims to ensure that everyone, old or young, can discover the everyday benefits of being on-line and using different technologies.
ITea and Biscuits is a friendly introduction to computers and provides information about ways in which computer novices can learn new skills. It ensures that people have access to services and interests which allow them to take the initiative in living their lives the way in which they want.
“Age is no obstacle to using computers as we have found out time and time again in running taster sessions and courses in the libraries” said county councillor Chris Metcalfe, executive member for library and information services.
“If you have never used a computer, but have often wondered what it would be like, this is an ideal opportunity to try it, along with people in a similar situation and with help from library staff.
“Tea and biscuits and a chat make this a relaxed and friendly occasion with no pressure and lots of support.”