29/08/2012 - Permalink

itea and biscuits week at Shrewsbury Library this September

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One in five people aged over 55 in the UK have never been online.  Are you one of them? 

Shrewsbury Library is running a free event to show people how easy it is to get online as part of the annual “itea and biscuits” week, which is run by Age UK to encourage older people to discover the benefits of using computers. 

The event is open to everyone and will take place at the library on Thursday 20 September 2012 between 9.30am and 12pm. 

Steve Charmley, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member with responsibility for libraries, said:

“Whether you want to email, look for information on any subject or simply find out what www means, there will be people on hand to help you get started.” 

Heather Williams from Age UK said:

“This is a marvellous opportunity for older people to find out how computers can help them in their everyday lives. 

“Age UK regularly run computer courses in partnership with Shropshire Council’s libraries, and people will be able to find out more on the day.” 

Andrew Bannerman, Shropshire Councillor for Quarry and Coton Hill, added:

“Whatever our age we all need to understand how the Internet can help us with all sorts of things for free.  This is a golden chance to put a toe in the water, however anxious, bashful or uninterested you may have been up to now.  The helpful staff at the library are the ideal guides, whatever your level of understanding.” 

Places are limited, so people are encouraged to book theirs now on 01743 255308 or by dropping into Shrewsbury Library.