Monday, 28 April 2003
Friday, 16 May is Thurrock Council's Silver Surfers' day, a celebration of the contribution that over 50s can make to the internet.
Free sessions will be available for residents over 50 at most Thurrock libraries, with lessons on how to use email and surf the internet.
Aby Carew, people's network manager at Thurrock Libraries, said: "People are often cautious about new technology they're not familiar with, but the internet is actually much easier to use than they expect. It can open up whole new worlds, especially for older people."
Residents interested in taking part should contact their local library to check if it is participating. Leave your name, address and telephone number and library staff will get back to you with more details.
Thurrock libraries are situated as follows:
Aveley Library, Purfleet Road, Aveley. Tel: 01708 865667
Belhus Library, Derry Avenue, South Ockendon. Tel: 01708 852398
Blackshots Library, Blackshots Lane, Grays. Tel: 01375 373244
Chadwell Information Centre, Brentwood Road. Tel: 01375 842511
Chafford Hundred Campus Library, Mayflower Road. Tel: 01375 484594
Corringham Library, St John's Way. Tel: 01375 678534
East Tilbury Library, Princess Avenue. Tel: 01375 844921
Grays Library, Orsett Road. Tel: 01375 383611
Stanford-le-Hope Library, High Street. Tel: 01375 672058
Tilbury Library, Civic Square. Tel: 01375 842612
For individual opening times please telephone the library or visit www.thurrock.gov.uk