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Celebrity Chef Matt Golinski

Join celebrity chef Matt Golinski for an online BBQ workshop.

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Author Hour with Grantlee Kieza

Join us for a special in person event with Brisbane author Grantlee Kieza OAM, award winning journalist and author of 17 acclaimed books.

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Chasing Our Past At Home – Mid-Century Ipswich

Join historian and digital archivist Melanie Rush as she weaves a history of Ipswich in the middle of the 20th Century,  she will re-evaluate a style of house design that, until now, has been underappreciated. 

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Creatorspace – Mark Making

This unique workshop introduces you to the joys of mark making with pencils, brushes and fingers. 

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Be Connected

There’s never been a better time to get online!
Whether you’re an absolute beginner, struggling to use a new device or curious about how to join an online chat with family, we’re here to help.

Be Connected

Be Connected Logo bank

Be Connected is an Australian Government initiative supporting older Australians to get online.

Ipswich Libraries is a Be Connected Network Partner which allows us to access a range of resources and funding to support the delivery of free digital training to seniors.

We offer different levels and types of support depending on your needs.

  • Choose the level of support that matches the stage you are at.
  • Choose topics that matter to you – including new ways to connect with friends and family, how to access online services and tips to keep you safe online. See all topics here. 
  • Progress at your own pace.
Virtual Programs
online
Celebrity Chef Matt Golinski

Join celebrity chef Matt Golinski for an online BBQ workshop.

ipswich
Out & About
s'field
online
Be Connected

There’s never been a better time to get online!
Whether you’re an absolute beginner, struggling to use a new device or curious about how to join an online chat with family, we’re here to help.

Be Connected

Be Connected Logo bank

Be Connected is an Australian Government initiative supporting older Australians to get online.

Ipswich Libraries is a Be Connected Network Partner which allows us to access a range of resources and funding to support the delivery of free digital training to seniors.

We offer different levels and types of support depending on your needs.

  • Choose the level of support that matches the stage you are at.
  • Choose topics that matter to you – including new ways to connect with friends and family, how to access online services and tips to keep you safe online. See all topics here. 
  • Progress at your own pace.
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Author Hour Online

Join author Monica McInerney and hear about her new book The Godmothers. South East Queensland Libraries have partnered with Penguin Australia for this special talk with a storytelling ledgend.

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Special Event

Join the Summer Reading Challenge and get reading for your chance to win great prizes.

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Chasing Our Past At Home

Delve into the rich heritage of the historic city of Ipswich.

Presentations
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Author Hour

Join well known authors as they discuss their writing, inspiration and lives.

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Cyber-Safety and Privacy for Families

Navigate safely your online resources, platforms, apps and games.  Learn the importance of keeping your personal information secure and how to implement a Cyber-safety Plan for your family.

Cyber-Safety and Privacy for Families

This recorded presentation is a valuable resource for keeping your family safe in the online world. Nicole speaks from first-hand knowledge as both a professional Privacy Expert and as a Mum. Learn how important it is to keep your personal information safe online and how to implement a Cyber-safety Plan for your family.

Watch the recording of Nicole Stephensen’s live presentation, delivered via Zoom on Thursday 4 June 2020, especially for Ipswich Libraries’ members.

A Zoom account is not required to view the 40 minute video, simply provide your name and email address before being re-directed to the recorded presentation.

Thank you to Nicole Stephensen from Ground Up Consulting for allowing Ipswich Libraries to share this important information.

Workshops
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Creatorspace

Be inspired to learn a new skill, start a new hobby or try something different in these crafty fun-filled workshops.

Training Room Open

The fantastic new Training Room at Ipswich Central Library has opened with interesting tech sessions happening every day.  From ‘Be Connected’ for over 50’s and ‘Picture Ipswich’ for the history buffs, to ‘Study Zone’ for students and ‘Tech Tips’ for digital newbies!  Pop in for a chat and see what’s on for you to enjoy. 

Training Room Open

Training Room Programs

Access More @ Ipswich Libraries (Drop-In)
See the huge range of free books, ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, movies and events on offer. Learn how to borrow, reserve, download, stream or attend.
(Adults and Teens)

Be Connected
Start at any level, have your questions answered and build confidence using your device (or ours).
(Adults 50+ years)

Gaming (Drop-In)
Our tech + Your skills = Friday afternoon online gaming.
(Teens)

Picture Ipswich
Delve into Ipswich’s past as we explore some of the unique additions to our online collection of old photographs, oral histories and documents.
(Adults)

Special Edition (Drop-In)
Meet tech-experts in a diverse range of fields including photography, 3D design, robotics, coding and more.
(Adults and Teens)

Study Zone (Drop-In)
Get focused, take advantage of online resources including Studiosity and Lynda, explore new worlds with Google Expeditions or test your skills on our driving simulator.
(Teens)

Tech tips – Q&A / Topic (Drop-In)
Get comfortable with your device or use our computers to build basic computer skills with guidance from staff including practice tutorials.
(Adults and Teens)

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Ipswich Poetry Feast

Feast on the rich array of poetry experiences offered for all ages. This annual program features an international poetry writing competition, breakfast, writing workshops and the culminating Awards Presentation.

Technology
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Be Connected

There’s never been a better time to get online!
Whether you’re an absolute beginner, struggling to use a new device or curious about how to join an online chat with family, we’re here to help.

Be Connected

Be Connected Logo bank

Be Connected is an Australian Government initiative supporting older Australians to get online.

Ipswich Libraries is a Be Connected Network Partner which allows us to access a range of resources and funding to support the delivery of free digital training to seniors.

We offer different levels and types of support depending on your needs.

  • Choose the level of support that matches the stage you are at.
  • Choose topics that matter to you – including new ways to connect with friends and family, how to access online services and tips to keep you safe online. See all topics here. 
  • Progress at your own pace.
Training Room Open

The fantastic new Training Room at Ipswich Central Library has opened with interesting tech sessions happening every day.  From ‘Be Connected’ for over 50’s and ‘Picture Ipswich’ for the history buffs, to ‘Study Zone’ for students and ‘Tech Tips’ for digital newbies!  Pop in for a chat and see what’s on for you to enjoy. 

Training Room Open

Training Room Programs

Access More @ Ipswich Libraries (Drop-In)
See the huge range of free books, ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, movies and events on offer. Learn how to borrow, reserve, download, stream or attend.
(Adults and Teens)

Be Connected
Start at any level, have your questions answered and build confidence using your device (or ours).
(Adults 50+ years)

Gaming (Drop-In)
Our tech + Your skills = Friday afternoon online gaming.
(Teens)

Picture Ipswich
Delve into Ipswich’s past as we explore some of the unique additions to our online collection of old photographs, oral histories and documents.
(Adults)

Special Edition (Drop-In)
Meet tech-experts in a diverse range of fields including photography, 3D design, robotics, coding and more.
(Adults and Teens)

Study Zone (Drop-In)
Get focused, take advantage of online resources including Studiosity and Lynda, explore new worlds with Google Expeditions or test your skills on our driving simulator.
(Teens)

Tech tips – Q&A / Topic (Drop-In)
Get comfortable with your device or use our computers to build basic computer skills with guidance from staff including practice tutorials.
(Adults and Teens)

Tech Savvy Seniors

It’s never too late to learn. Attend one or all of these hands-on sessions for over 55s. Build new skills and get connected in a relaxed environment.

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Tech Tips

Get tech savvy with hands-on training sessions – from the basics in computers, internet and email to the newest gizmos and gadgets in virtual reality, 360 cameras and 3D printing.

Makerspace Challenges

Every month compete in the ultimate Makerspace Challenge to test your skills and win amazing prizes!

Challenges change monthly and can be completed using the technology and software currently available in the Ipswich Libraries Makerspaces. 

FOILS
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Friends of Ipswich Libraries

Connect with the Friends of Ipswich Libraries and be enriched by their diverse program of events and activities.

Local History
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Chasing Our Past

Delve into the rich heritage of the historic city of Ipswich and discover the mysteries of the past.

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