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More tech classes for seniors at Grafton library

A new series of sessions to help seniors get up to speed with the latest technology are soon to be rolled out in Grafton. The Tech Savvy Seniors program will deliver five workshops at the Sir Earle Page Library and Education Centre from 10am-noon each Wednesday, starting mid September. Topics include introduction to computers, introduction to iPads and tablets, and basic email. Regional librarian, Kathryn Breward, said the Tech Savvy classes were just another way the library helped people become more independent, gain life skills and improve decision making and communication through information literacy. “Literacy skills can be gained through print or through technology and library staff always work to help the community, regardless of the format,” she said. Places for the Tech Savvy sessions are limited to 10 people per workshop so it is necessary to book at the library or by calling 6641 0100. But if people miss out, there are informal Tech Time sessions at the Sir Earle Page Library and Education Centre on the third Wednesday of each month from 1-3pm with a dedicated staff member who also regularly visits libraries at Iluka, Yamba and Maclean. For more information on this and other Clarence Regional Library services, go to The Tech Savvy Seniors program is funded by Telstra and supported by the State Library.