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Get Online Week

Taking place from 18-24 October, Get Online Week 2021 is a celebration of digital inclusion that inspires people to do more online and helps them learn how.

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Digital Workshops

For Get Online Week we are pleased to be back in our libraries running computer workshops. If you want to know how to create your own website, get creative with your photographs or learn more about your tablet, scroll down to find out more and book your place.

And if you are more interested in reading a good book or relaxing with a magazine, then drop-in to one of our libraries and find out more about our eResources.

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Exploring our eResources

All week we are promoting our extensive eResource collection: free eBooks, eMagazines, eNewspapers and eAudio to read and listen to online or download.

If you have never used our eResources and need a bit of help getting started just drop in to one of the libraries at a day and time listed below. Bring along your own personal device, or, if you don’t have a device and are just intrigued, drop-in and ask for a demonstration.

The sessions will be 1-2-1 and last no more than 15 minutes.

Keeping Everyone Safe

So that you and our staff can feel safe we advise that face coverings be worn where possible. We will not be sharing or touching devices; we will offer hand sanitiser and regularly clean the library.

Because these are drop-in sessions, you may have to wait a short while; there will be somewhere to sit.

eResources 121 drop-in help in your library

LibraryMonday 18Tuesday 19Wednesday 20Thursday 21Friday 22Saturday 23
Aspley10am - 5.30pm1pm - 5.30pm
Bilborough1pm - 5.30pm1pm - 5.30pm1pm - 5.30pm
Bulwell Riverside10am - 5.30pm
Clifton10am - 5.30pm10am - 5.30pm10am – 1pm10am - 5.30pm1pm - 5.30pm10am – 12pm
Dales Centre10am – 3pm10am – 3pm
Hyson Green10am - 1.00pm10am - 1.00pm10am - 1.00pm
Southglade Park10am – 1pm
St Anns Valley1pm - 5.30pm10am – 1pm1pm - 5.30pm
Strelley Road10am - 5.30pm10am - 5.30pm10am - 5.30pm1pm - 5.30pm10am – 12pm
The Meadows10am – 1pm
Wollaton10am - 5.30pm
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Introduction to Building a Website Workshop

Thursday 21 October: 10am – 1pm: Aspley Library

You will be using the free version of WordPress. You should be comfortable using a computer laptop and navigating the web but no other prior experience is required.

By the end of the session, you will:

  • Have a basic website for you to work on at home
  • Know how to change the colours and layout of your website
  • Know how to add webpages and images to your website.

Places are limited and you must book in advance.

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Introduction to using your Android Tablet Workshop

 Friday 22 October: 11am – 2pm: St Ann’s Valley Library

 You need to bring along your Android tablet. This workshop will cover Android Tablet basics only.

By the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • Connect to the libraries free Wi-Fi
  • Download Apps and gain experience in using a chat App
  • Have a better understanding of your tablet settings and how to personalise your tablet e.g. sounds, wallpapers and accessibility features
  • Feel more confident in exploring security features.

Whilst this is a structured workshop there will be flexibility and an opportunity to explore individual needs at the end of the session.

Places are limited and you must book in advance.

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An Introduction to Photo Editing using Pixlr Workshop

Saturday 23 October: 10am – 1pm: Clifton Library

You will learn the skills, tools, and tips to make the most of your photos. You will get a step-by-step introduction on how to improve your images and help you get started using free photo editing software Pixlr.

You need to be comfortable using a computer laptop and opening a webpage but no prior experience of editing photos is required.

By the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • Digitise an image
  • Change brightness, contrast, and colour
  • Remove specific areas of an image

If you have any photos that you want to edit you are welcome to being them.

Places are limited and you must book in advance.

Keeping Everyone Safe:

So that you and your tutor can feel safe: We will offer hand sanitiser, you will be in a room where social distancing can be maintained. You will be using a library laptop, the equipment and the room will be cleaned ready for use.

Contact us if you have any questions about any of our Get Online Week events. Please email NCCLibraries@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

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