Free IT Taster Sessions are being held next week to help Richmond upon Thames residents who want to know more about what’s available online.

The Council’s Library Services are encouraging people to come along to the IT taster sessions at the Information & Reference Library in Whittaker Avenue, Richmond where friendly, knowledgeable staff can help residents discover how to get the most from the world online.

Whether it’s setting up Facebook, Twitter or Skype accounts, learning the basics of eBay shopping or digital photography, or even how to get online TV, radio and eMagazines, our staff will be on hand to help you, and to ensure you stay web safe.

These free sessions are designed to help residents discover a little of the huge range of services available online and offer a gentle introduction for those new to what the internet can provide.

It’s just one part of our commitment to being a truly digital borough.

Booking is essential for all except the Tablets Made Easy drop-in session:

They will be held:

Monday 11 September5.00pm - 6.00pmeBay for Beginners
Tuesday 12 September10.30am - 11.30amFacebook Basics
Tuesday 12 September2.30pm - 3.30pmIntroduction to Skype
Wednesday 13 September2.30pm - 3.30pmTV & Radio Online
Wednesday 13 September5.00pm - 6.00pmeMagazines
Thursday 14 September10.30am - 11.30amPinterest
Thursday 14 September2.30pm - 3.30pmTablets Made Easy
Friday 15 September10.30am - 11.30amDigital Photos Basics
Friday 15 September2.30pm - 3.30pmOnline Safety
Saturday 16 September10.30am - 11.30amTwitter for Beginners
Saturday 16 September2.30pm - 3.30pmFamily History

Cllr Gareth Elliott, Cabinet Member for Digital and Technology, said:

“People are increasingly seeking out information and services online so it is only right we, as a council, keep pace with the digital world.

“The Council is increasingly focused on providing easy access to information and services online. These sessions are a great opportunity for residents to learn more about the range of services available to them.

“Whether you’re a beginner or just need a refresher, I hope you will take advantage of these sessions to improve your skills and boost your confidence with using technology.”