South Gloucestershire libraries are hosting taster sessions as part of the nationwide 2017 Festival of Learning (19 to 25 June).
Local libraries are inviting residents to take part in a range of taster sessions during the week where they can sample tracing family history, getting to grips with gadgets, learning more about IT or trying out T’ai Chi. These sessions will be taking place in various libraries throughout the week and must be booked in advance.
Cabinet Member for Communities and Tourism Cllr Heather Goddard said: “We are very excited to be part of the Festival of Learning this year by showcasing some of the educational services South Gloucestershire libraries have to offer. Adult learning is an important part of what libraries do and we look forward to opening our doors to anyone who is interested in taking part and helping them to kick-start their learning journey.”
Family History sessions include:
Cadbury Heath Library, Monday 19 June, 1pm to 4pm
Thornbury Library, Monday 19 June, 9.30am to 12.30pm
Winterbourne Library, Friday 23 June, 10am to 11am
Hanham Library, Friday 23 June, 12 noon to 2pm
Patchway Library, Saturday 24 June, 10am to 11am
Staple Hill Library, Saturday 24 June, 10am to 11am and 2pm to 3pm
Emersons Green Library, Saturday 24 June, 11am to 3.30pm.
To complement the Family History taster sessions, a Family History Resources exhibition is taking place at Emersons Green Library from 13 to 24 June during library opening hours.
Get to know your gadgets – one to one sessions helping with personal IT gadgets from smartphones to laptops and iPads – sessions include:
Bradley Stoke Library, Tuesday 20 June, 30 min slots from 9.30am to 11.30am
Kingswood Library, Monday 19 June, 1 hour slots 10am to 12 noon and 1pm to 3pm
Yate Library, Thursday 22 June, 9.30am to 12.30pm.
IT & internet for beginners sessions include:
Stay Safe online workshop at Filton Library, Thursday 22 June, 3pm to 4pm
General IT advice at Filton Library, Saturday 24 June, 10am to 12 noon (one hour slots)
Internet for beginners at Chipping Sodbury Library, Tuesday 20 June, Wednesday 21 and Friday 23 June (mornings).
In addition, there is a T’ai Chi taster session taking place at Downend Library on Wednesday 21 June, 3pm to 4pm.
For further details including booking information for all sessions, visit the Festival of Learning page on our website www.southglos.gov.uk/libraryevents or call 01454 868006.