Getting to grips with tablet tech

Reading about the growing number of people heading to Marion’s libraries to get to grips with the latest technology.

A 63-year-old woman from Sheidow Park is among a growing number of people heading to

Marion’s libraries to get to grips with the latest technology. City Limits - Issue 52 - August 2016 - Tablet Tech

When Margaret Cole bought her first tablet computer in July this year she soon realised she needed to brush up on her skills.

Having not used the internet for years, or ever owned a computer other than a desktop, Margaret was suddenly faced with a touchscreen and apps.

“I wasn’t confident using the tablet and had heard the library at Cove Civic Centre was running Digital Literacy classes to help people use iPads, laptops and smartphones, so decided to give them a go,” Margaret said.

“The sessions are free, one-on-one, and really informative.

“Surfing the net, sending emails, reading books and watching television shows on my tablet is now easy.”      

Digital Literacy classes are available at the libraries at Cove Civic on Tuesdays and Fridays, Marion Cultural Centre on Mondays and Saturdays, and Park Holme on Wednesdays.

The sessions run for 45 minutes and are delivered by volunteers. Bookings are essential.

For times, more information and bookings, call 8375 6785.


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