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Most seminars run on Monday mornings 10:30 to 12:30.


Upcoming seminars in the Learning Centre, (free to attend, coin donation appreciated) :


2018 Programme

Monday 15th  January     Windows 10 Introduction

Monday 22nd  January     Introduction to iPads

Monday 12th  February    Windows 10 Introduction

Monday 19th  February    Introduction to iPads

Monday 12th  March        Family History Research

Monday 19th March         Brush up on Word Processing

Monday  26th March        Using and editing digital Photos

Monday  9th   April         Introduction to iPads

Monday 16th March         Brush up on Excel Spreadsheets

Monday 23rd March        Free eBooks and Magazines - How to use the Library apps

Monday 30th March        Windows 10 Introduction

Monday 9th   April          Introduction to Apple iPads  (10am)

Monday 16th April          Brush up on Excel Spreadsheets

Monday 23rd  April         Library apps - Free e-books & Magazines (joint library session)

Monday 30th April          Windows 10 Introduction

Monday 14th May           Introduction to PowerPoint presentations

Monday  21st May          Voice Technology - Making computers easier and more accessible

Wed       6th  June          Library apps - Free E-books and Magazines

Mon       11th  June        Library apps - Free E-books and Magazines

Wed       20th  June        Library apps - Free E-books and Magazines

Mon       25th  June        Library apps - Free E-books and Magazines

Mon       15th  October    Get on-line week, open till 7:30pm, Banking seminar 2:30pm

Wed       17th  October    Get on-line week, open till 7:30pm, Banking seminar 2:30pm

Wed       31st  October     Halloween!  Halloween roller coaster rides in Virtual reality

                                   3:30pm to 7:30pm  Children must be accompanied.

2017 Programme

Monday 10th  July      Windows 10 Introduction

Monday 17th  July      Introduction to iPad

Monday 17th  July      1:30pm On-line Banking: How to register, Use and Keep Safe.

                              Presented by experts from Lloyds Bank

Monday 21st  Aug      1:30pm On-line Banking: How to register, Use and Keep Safe.

                              Presented by experts from Lloyds Bank

Monday 4th  Sept       On-Line Banking demonstration & questions. Is it for you? 10am

Monday 11th  Sept     1:30pm On-line Banking: How to register, Use and Keep Safe.

                              Presented by experts from Lloyds Bank

Monday 18th  Sept     1:30pm On-line Banking: How to register, Use and Keep Safe.

                              Presented by experts from Nat West Bank

Monday 9th   Oct      On-Line Banking demonstration & questions. Is it for you? 10am


Monday 6th   Nov         Introduction for complete beginners

Monday 13th Nov         Introduction to Apple iPads                          

Monday 20th Nov         Editing and using photos on Windows Pcs

Wedn    22nd Nov        Editing photos on Apple iPads



Send an email to snclc@btconnect.com to book a place or just turn up for spare places.



For most other courses book your own personal or with a friend “driving lesson”.

Editing and Using Photos on Computers (seminar description)


10:30-11:45  Demonstration of key points and features of:

Getting the most from your printer

Producing leaflets, posters, greetings cards etc. with Microsoft Word

Photo Editing with Windows Apps

An advanced photo editor( masks, cloning, effects, layers)

Photo organizers, collages, slideshows

11:45 Tea/Coffee

12:00-12:30 Try out some of the features demonstrated for yourself


This seminar is about finding out what’s available and what you might need / be interested in. For detailed guidance or a helping hand with any particular topic pop back to the Wednesday drop-in.


Best Windows Apps (seminar description)

All apps covered are free from the Windows store (available from Windows 8/10 and Windows phones, many also available in Apple and Google Play Stores). We will look at 2 or 3 apps from each of the following categories and more:


Using apps instead of web sites.

Searching and downloading from the Windows store.

Entertaining Children

Educating Children

Everyday Life (Roads, Rail, Shopping, Houses, Translators etc)

Entertainment and Education for grown ups.

Photo apps

Social Media


Speech - the new interface to your computer.

Make your computer easier to use, faster (dictate your letters and Emails) and more useful (translate speech) for yourself.

Consider how the technology might benefit friends and family with visual, audio and physical problems.

You can try it out  for yourself, no need to train the computer to your voice!