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Free workshops for Get Online Week

Published Friday 11 October 2019 at 9:25

Blackburn with Darwen Libraries will be running a variety of workshops that provide opportunities to learn more about being online as part of Get Online Week, which runs from Monday, October 14 until Sunday, October 20.

The sessions include managing health through apps, using Ancestry to discover your past, and basic IT courses which can help daily life.

In the UK there are 5.3 million people that have never been online and 11.9 million people who don’t have the essential digital skills to navigate life and work.

Becoming more digital is one of the Councils’ key priorities as we drive forward with our Digital Strategy to tackle digital exclusion in the borough.

Please note that some events may need to be booked in advance. Visit Blackburn Library or Darwen Library to find out more.

See list of events below:

Online health

  • 14th Oct: Health monitoring using apps at The Curve, Blackburn Central Library, 30 – 12.30. Find out how to use apps to monitor your health, including weight, blood pressure and mental health.
  • 15th Oct: App Attack at The Curve, Blackburn Central Library, 10.30 – 12.30. Find out how to download apps to help monitor your health.
  • 16th Oct: My GP at The Curve, Blackburn Central Library, 10.30 – 12.30. Find out how to access the My GP app to book appointments, order repeat prescriptions and manage your own health.
  • 17th Oct: Health Monitoring at The Curve, Blackburn Central Library, 10am – noon. Find out how to download apps and use equipment to help monitor your health.

IT Courses

  • 14th Oct: Cyber Security and Social Marketing at Blackburn Central Library (meeting room 3, first floor), 1 – 4pm.
  • 16th Oct: Introducing Ancestry and Find My Past at Blackburn Central Library (Gates Room, 2nd floor), 10 – 12pm. To book a place please telephone 01254 706021.
  • 16th Oct: Gmail Basics at Darwen Library, 2 – 4pm. This course introduces learners to the basics of using a Gmail account in order to open and compose emails, send attachments and manage contacts. To book a place please telephone 01254 706021.
  • 16th Oct: Gmail Basics at Blackburn Central Library (Gates Room, 2nd floor), 10 – 12pm. To book a place please telephone 01254 661221.
  • 17th Oct: eBook and eMag drop in at Blackburn Central Library, The Curve, 2 – 4pm. Discover how to access over 20,000 eBooks, 3500 eAudiobooks and over 100 eMagazines, free of charge, using you email address and BwD library card.

Learn My Way Drop Ins

Discover what the digital world has to offer with a variety of free courses on the Learn My Way website.

  • 14th Oct: Darwen Library, 2 – 4pm.
  • 14th Oct: Mill Hill Library, 2 – 4pm.
  • 15th Oct: Blackburn Library, 10 – 12pm.
  • 15th Oct: Mill Hill Library, 2 – 4pm.
  • 15th Oct: Roman Road Library, 2pm – 4pm.
  • 16th Oct: Blackburn Library, 2pm – 4pm.
  • 16th Oct: Cherry Tree Library, 2pm – 4pm.
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