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Celebrating the joys of the digital world

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Monday 7 April Appy Days (Every Monday) Wigan Library 10:30am - 11:30am Bamboozled by your tablet? Wigan Library’s weekly drop in will show you how to get the best out of your device and introduce you to the best apps out there. FREE drop-in session.

Wigan’s L2P gaming centre comes to Wigan Library. Play incredible PC games the way they are meant to be played - in stunning detail. FREE drop-in session.

Spectral Freqs Wigan Library 2pm - 4pm Are you interested in? • Music production • Electronic music • Digital Art Interview Success Workshop • Hacking/Circuit Bending/Modding Wigan Library 2pm - 3:30pm • Programming Want to stand out from the crowd in job • Data Moshing interviews? This workshop will help you get to • Arduino grips with different types of interviews and show Then welcome to the world of Spectral Freqs. We you how to sell yourself. Session also includes are a group of local artists, musicians, tinkerers, an introduction to a variety of online resources. hackers and general day dreamers who love to FREE but booking essential. Pop into the library invent and create new art and music. Come visit or call 01942 827621. ................................................................................ our ‘show and tell’ to see what we have been up to or come down to simply have a chat, get Tuesday 8 April inspired, get involved, get weirded out and share ideas. Know Your Bones (Family History) FREE drop-in session. All ages welcome. Wigan Library 10:30am - 11:30am. ................................................................................ Find out about using online resources to help Saturday 12 April trace your family tree. Also discover and use Ancestry, which library members can access for Under 5s Storytime with iPad Fun! free. Wigan Library 10:30am - 11:30am FREE but booking essential. Pop into the library FREE drop-in session. or call 01942 827621. Digital Comic Book Workshop Leigh Library 10am - 4pm Explore the exciting world of comic books and create your own using the iPad. For children aged 9+. FREE but booking essential. Pop into Library or call 01942 404404. Under 5s Storytime with iPad fun! Wigan Library 10:30am - 11:30am FREE drop in session. ................................................................................ Wednesday 9 April

Digital Photography Workshop Wigan Library 11am - 1pm Join Debra Cain for a practical workshop exploring the techniques to create digital photographs like the professionals. FREE drop-in session. ................................................................................ Tuesday 15 April

Molecular Madness Wigan Library 1pm - 2pm Experience the crazy culinary trend of molecular gastronomy through online resources and a live demonstration. Under 5s Storytime with iPad fun! FREE but booking essential. Pop in to Library, or Leigh Library telephone 01942 827621. 11am - 12pm & 1:30pm - 2:30pm ................................................................................ FREE drop in session. ................................................................................ Wednesday 16 April Thursday 10 April Get Online with iPads Wigan Library 10:30am - 12pm Gaming Zone Leigh Library 3pm - 4:30pm Wigan Library 11am - 2pm


Find out more about what you can do online with an iPad including accessing Wigan Council services, health information, benefits and job search. FREE but booking essential. Pop in to Library, or telephone 01942 827621 (Wigan Library) 01942 404404 (Leigh Library). ................................................................................ Thursday 17 April Get Online with iPads Hindley Library 10:30am - 12pm Find out more about what you can do online with an iPad including accessing Wigan Council services, health information, benefits and job search. FREE but booking essential. Pop in to Library, or telephone 01942 255287 ................................................................................ Wednesday 23 April Introduction to Social Media Wigan Library 10am - 11:30am Leigh Library 3pm - 4:30pm Social media networks are a great way to reconnect with old friends and make new ones. This session will show you how to use social media safely and answer any of your concerns. You will also be able to practise using Facebook / Twitter without even having to register for an account. FREE but booking essential. Pop in to Library, or telephone 01942 827621 (Wigan Library) 01942 404404 (Leigh Library) ................................................................................ Wednesday 23rd April How Technology Helped the Warriors Become Champions with Mark Quinn (Head of Sports Science for Wigan Warriors) Wigan Library 7pm - 8:30pm Mark Quinn is Head of Sports Science at Wigan Warriors, the most successful team in British Rugby League. They are the current champions of Super League and Challenge Cup holders. This event will give you an insight into the technology used to enhance performance. Including GPS tracking, fitness equipment, video analysis, physiological testing, nutrition,

recovery, medical technologies and the wearable tech available to the general public to improve fitness & well-being. FREE but booking essential. Pop in to Library, or telephone 01942 827621. ................................................................................ Thursday 24 April Get Online with iPads Standish Library 2pm - 3:30pm Find out more about what you can do online with an iPad including accessing Wigan Council services, health information, benefits and job search. FREE but booking essential. Pop in to Library, or telephone 01257 400496. ................................................................................ Saturday 26 April Noise Annoys Live Music from Leigh Library Leigh Library (Derby Room) 1pm - 4pm Live performances from local artists including an iPad Orchestra. FREE entry. ................................................................................ Monday 28 April The Year of the MOOC Wigan Library 2pm - 4:30pm Find out about Massive Open Online Course (MOOCS) and other free learning resources available on the Internet. Dedicated library staff will be on hand to give you a taste of online learning and help you enrol. FREE but booking essential. Pop in to Library, or telephone 01942 827621. ................................................................................ Wednesday 30 April Get Online with iPads Wigan Library 3pm - 4:30pm Find out more about what you can do online with an iPad including accessing Wigan Council services, health information, benefits and job search. FREE but booking essential. Pop in to Library, or telephone 01942 827621.


Get Online If you’re new to the internet, or if you know someone else who is, have a look at our Get Online courses. These three-week courses will show you the basics – setting up email, searching, sorting out things like council tax – and get you well on your way to making the most of the internet. With things like government services moving online, and the chance to save money on your bills by comparing prices, internet access isn’t just for fun: it’s also essential. Tuesday 22nd April Leigh Library 10am - 12pm FREE but booking essential Pop in to Library or telephone 01942 404404. Tyldesley Library 10am - 11:30am FREE but booking essential Pop in to Library or telephone 01942 404738. Platt Bridge Library 1pm - 2:30pm FREE but booking essential Pop in to Library or telephone 01942 487997. Thursday 24th April Wigan Library 10am - 11:30am & 5:15pm - 6:45pm FREE but booking essential Pop in to Library or telephone 01942 827621.

Friday 25th April Leigh Library 10am - 12pm FREE but booking essential Pop in to Library or telephone 01942 404404. Golborne Library 10:30am - 12pm FREE but booking essential Pop in to Library or telephone 01942 777800. Monday 28th April Hindley Library 10:30am - 12pm FREE but booking essential Pop in to Library or telephone 01942 255287. Marsh Green Library 10am - 11.30am FREE but booking essential Pop in to Library or telephone 01942 760041. Standish Library 12:30pm - 2pm FREE but booking essential Pop in to Library or telephone 01257 400496. Lamberhead Green Library 1pm - 2:30pm FREE but booking essential Pop in to Library or telephone 01942 705060. Ashton Library 3pm - 4:30pm FREE but booking essential Pop in to Library or telephone 01942 727119.

IT Drop-in sessions In need of a little extra IT support? Dedicated staff are on hand to give help and answer questions on a range of topics: including e-mail, saving documents onto a memory stick, attaching files, searching the Internet.

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Wigan Library Fridays 10:30am - 11:30am Leigh Library (Booking Recommended) Mondays 9am - 10am Thursdays 5pm - 6pm

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