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Featured Programs
July 13, 2021
Chasing Our Past – The search for the missing, Whitehead Studios, 1896 interior photographs of Government House

Join Dr Kate McConnel, Curator, Old Government House as she shares her insights.

An Evening With Liz Ellis AO

Join one of Australia’s most highly regarded and successful netballers, Liz Ellis for an enjoyable evening.  

Queensland Writers Centre – Map Making and World Building

Learn how to create fantasy narrative maps and bring your creative worlds to life with illustrator Kathleen Jennings.   Brought to you by Ipswich Libraries and Queensland Writers Centre. 

Author Hour Online

Join author Deborah Rodriguez and hear about her new book The Moroccan Daughter. Queensland Libraries have partnered with Penguin Australia for this special online event.


Chasing Our Past At Home

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

August 5, 2021
StoryArts Festival (SAFI) – Meet a Bluey Animator

Join children’s author Dave Lowe for a Q & A with Bluey animator Beth Durack.

Training Room Programs
June 23, 2021
Avoiding Scams

Every person is a potential scam victim. Learn tips to recognise them during this popular session presented in plain English by Queensland Government Office of Fair Trading.

Access More

See the huge range of free books, ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, DVDs, CDs and events on offer. Learn how to borrow, reserve, download or attend.

Out & About
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

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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.
Device Advice

Get comfortable with your device or use our computers to build basic computer skills with guidance from staff including practice tutorials.

Ipswich & Family History

Delve into Ipswich’s past as we explore the exciting free resources available at including Picture Ipswich, Genealogical records, local stories and more!

Tech Savvy Seniors QLD

Free photography workshops!  Build your skills with professional local photographer, Greg Harm, and learn in a relaxed, supportive and fun environment. BYO Digital camera, smartphone or tablet.


Tech Savvy Seniors QLD

Attend in-person at Ipswich Central Library or Springfield Central Library where staff will assist you to connect (via Zoom) to our presenter, Greg Harm, from his Ipswich studio.

Bring your own laptop or tablet (if you have one) or use our devices. Build your photography skills at the same time as learning how to connect online in Zoom. Alternatively, join the group via Zoom from your own home.

Adults 55 + years (as per TSSQ grant funding requirements)

Fortnightly Thursdays, 10.30 am to 12.00 pm. 

  • 25 March – Session 1 – Get Started and Take Control
  • 8 April – Session 2 – Store and Share
  • 22 April – Session 3 – Enhance and Edit
  • 6 May – Session 4 – Organise, Print, Personalise
  • 20 May – Session 5 – Caption and Preserve
  • 3 June – Finale – Greg chats with Steve Parish

Free events – Bookings essential

Study Zone

Get focused, take advantage of online resources (i.e. Studiosity and Lynda), or test your skills on our driving simulator. 

Regular Programs
English Learning Circle

Everyday English language classes! Gain your confidence with the use of everyday English. All stages of English learning welcome.

English Learning Circle
  • Free classes
  • Conversation practice
  • All language levels

For more information contact a Support Links tutor:
Rita: 0418 741 760
Stella: 0408 816 856

Session Details:
9.30 am – 11.30 am, Every Monday (term time only)
Ipswich Central Library, Nicholas Street Precinct, Meeting Room 1
FREE EVENT – No bookings required

Delivered by ‘Support Links’ with support from Ipswich Libraries.

Friends of Ipswich Libraries

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

Out & About
Interim Children's
School and Group Visits

Discover how Library programs can be tailored to suit your school or group. Organise a visit to one of our libraries or have the Public Programming team come to you.

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.

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.

Makerspace Challenges

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

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


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