National campaign sees Hull residents Try 1 Thing online

Next week will see Get Online Week help Hull residents learn that getting the most out of the internet can be easy and fun.
Get Online Week is coming to Hull this week, to give everyone the chance to make the most of the internet, no matter how confident they are online.

Running from 15 – 21 October, Get Online Week 2018 will see hundreds of community events take place across the country. The campaign is saying: “See how it feels when you Try 1 Thing” – use the internet to do just one thing you’d normally do in a shop or bank, in a doctor’s or chemist, or even over the phone.

Councillor Marjorie Brabazon, Hull Culture and Leisure Chair, said: “More people than you probably think still don’t use the internet at all, and library staff are here to help. But even if you send the odd email, use Facebook or read the news on your phone, you could still be missing out on so much.

“Getting the most out of the internet doesn’t have to be scary. Doing just one new thing online is all you need to do to get started – come along to one of our events and we can help you do just that!

“We’ll be holding our Get Online Week events at various libraries across the city, and there’ll be lots of friendly support for anyone who wants to start doing a bit more online – and it’s absolutely free.

“People can call their local library to find out more, or just pop in and see what’s happening. The more the merrier and everyone’s welcome!”

Courses include:

Online Basics
Monday 15 October, 10.30 – 11.30am at Avenues Library
Thursday 18 October, 10.30am – 12noon at Fred Moore Library

Shopping Online
Monday 15 October, 11am – 12noon at East Park Library
Thursday 18 October, 10.30 – 11.30am at Central Library

Setting up an email account
Tuesday 16 October, 2 – 3pm at Bransholme Library
Wednesday 17 October, 2 – 4pm at Greenwood Avenue

Internet access and setting up an email
Tuesday 16 October, 2 – 4pm at Ings Library

Finding a job online (basic computer skills needed)
Thursday 18 October, 1.30 – 3.30pm at Western Library

For more information about Get Online Week events in Hull where you can Try 1 Thing, contact your local library or call Central library on 01482 210 000.