Computer Awareness at Tarvin Library

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Tarvin Library celebrated Adult Learner's Week yesterday (19th) by providing a free drop-in help service for anyone to discuss the use of modern technology.

Two local residents, Phil Miles and Alan Wilkinson volunteered to provide the "expertise", and were kept busy for the 2 hours and beyond helping residents with problems such as:

  • "My Tablet only stays on for 30 seconds and I have to keep switching it back on?" Answer go to your settings menu and find screen saver and select a longer period of time e.g 2 minutes
  • "I need a new computer but it must have Vista, not Windows 8?" Answer surf online for 'computers with Vista' and most online retailers e.g. Amazon still have stocks of computers running Vista.
  • " I'm trying to trace my family who lived in Liverpool and on the Wirral but don't know where to start?" Answer Surfed for Liverpool Archive website, and the Chester Record Office website, and suggested that this person should email both of them with information on who they are researching and with as much information as possible.

If you have similar or other problems with this modern technology then why not ask the library to organise another session.

Phil Miles said "Both Alan and myself really enjoyed meeting with everyone yesterday and being in the position to provide other users with the benefit of our experience of modern technology. We hope you all 'persuade' Tarvin Library to do it again, we are both available!!"

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