FREE sessions on how to use the high-tech smart home assistants like ‘Alexa’ and ‘OK Google’ will begin next month.

Hoyland Library will host ‘An Introduction to the Amazon Echo and Google Home’ on Wednesday August 7 from 2pm until 4pm.

The smart speakers Amazon Echo and Google Home can be controlled through voice commands to play music and get news, weather and other information, as well as letting users control aspects of their home through talking to the appliance.

Places for the session must be booked in advance by emailing: or calling 773555.