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Timmins Public Library receives Ontario Seniors Community Grant for technology training

September 7, 2016  
Posted by: Jacqueline O'Hara
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The Timmins Public Library has once again been successful in receiving a Seniors Community Grant from the Government of Ontario. With the funds, the library has purchased two iPad Air 2s and two Samsung Galaxy Tab E Android tablets for use in bi-monthly sessions between September 2016 and March 2017.

"We want seniors in Ontario to fully participate in their communities. The Seniors Community Grant program encourages this by supporting hundreds of projects focused on volunteerism, learning, social inclusion and physical activity." Dipika Damerla, Minister Responsible for Seniors Affairs

iPad/Tablet Training Program Outline:

Seniors will have the opportunity to learn how to use this technology, on their own device or on one provided by the library. Sessions will include topics such as setup, accessories, popular apps, photos, email, Facebook, the Library's e-book service and the Library's Mango Languages learning app.

Two 90-minute iPad/tablet sessions will be held each month for a total of 14 sessions. These sessions will be held in the Timmins Public Library Tembec room where they will be facilitated by two Reference Department staff members. Training is free but registration is required, with a maximum of 8 participants per session, allowing up to 16 seniors to be trained each month. Note: All sessions are stand-alone, and are not part of an ongoing course.

Participants must have a library card.

For more information :

City of Timmins
220 Algonquin Blvd E
Timmins, Ontario
Canada, P4N 1B3