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Author: Libraries NI
Published on 13 September 2013 01:30 PM

Libraries NI is inviting people in later life, who are interested in learning about the internet and other technology, to take part in this year’s Age NI’s Itea and Biscuits week will be held from 16 - 22 September in Northern Ireland libraries.

Itea and Biscuits Week is an annual campaign, managed and delivered by Age UK and supported by Age NI.  It aims to introduce some of the 5.1 million people, age 65 and over, across the UK, who have never been online.

With over 70 events being held in 52 libraries across Northern Ireland for people to enjoy, people are invited to take part in Itea and Biscuits 2013.

Itea and Biscuits week is part of Connect with IT, a digital inclusion campaign organised by Age UK and the aim of the week is to let older people experience using technology themselves and to demonstrate the many benefits, such as keeping in contact with friends and family more easily and having easier access to information and services.

Libraries NI is excited to offer a range of fun IT learning activities in libraries for Itea and Biscuits week, including one-to-one IT sessions on basic computer skills, searching the internet and setting up an email account. There will also be the chance to find out how to shop and sell online, book a holiday, find cookery recipes, locate your house on Google maps – and much more!

Valerie Nicholson, Adult Learning Services Manager, Libraries NI, explains:

“Libraries NI is delighted to be partnering with Age NI to celebrate this year’s Itea and Biscuits week by holding IT taster sessions in 52 libraries during the week of 16th September.

“We would invite all older people interested in losing their fears of learning about computers to come along to sign up to these free IT events in any of the participating libraries, to learn how to use computers and search the interest in a relaxed and fun way.”

Library membership is free for everyone so you are invited to join your local library to enjoy a host of free membership benefits, including free computer and internet use.

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For more information: Call Age NI Advice: 0808 808 7575