Bathurst Library offers free computer classes

Bathurst Library is on a mission to help local community members boost their computer skills in 2022. 

Thanks to a grant from Tech Savvy Seniors, the library will be hosting a new series of computer classes for people who would like to learn more about technology. Tech Savvy Seniors is a partnership between the NSW Government and Telstra that provides technology training through NSW public libraries and community colleges. 

Computers for Beginners will begin on Tuesday 8 February and involves four fortnightly sessions where participants will learn computer basics such as internet searching, file saving and storage, email, security tips and more. Participation is free and the library will have limited laptops available for anyone who cannot bring their own. 

Manager Library Services Patou Clerc said libraries are playing an increasingly important role in bridging the digital divide. “Computers can seem daunting but, like most things, once you take that first step it becomes much easier,” Ms Clerc said. “These classes aim to give people basic skills to get started and build their confidence, along with some handy resources so they can continue their learning journey after the course finishes.” 

Computers for beginners is free but spaces are limited. For more information or to book, phone Bathurst Library on 6333 6281.

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