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Holiday Program – Borrow a Bot

The robots are back! Jump online to borrow a Bee-Bot, Ozobot or Sphero from your local Library these holidays.

Holiday Program – Borrow a Bot

Robot kits include instructions, challenges and details of how to join online workshops (optional).

  • Loans are for 2 weeks only
  • Kits must be returned to a staff member during opening hours
  • Borrowers are responsible for covering costs of loss and/or damage. The total cost of each kit is clearly labeled on the item
  • No previous experience required

Ages 5+ years

Bookings open: Monday 22 March 2021
Collect from: Tuesday 6 April 2021

COLLECTION POINTS: While stocks last!

  • Ipswich Central Library
  • Interim Children’s Library
  • Redbank Plains Library
  • Redbank Plaza Library
  • Rosewood Library
  • Springfield Central Library
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Chasing Our Past At Home

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

Training Room Programs
March 24, 2021
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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.

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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.

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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

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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.
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Device Advice

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

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Ipswich & Family History

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

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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

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Study Zone

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

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Get Gaming

Our tech + Your skills = Friday afternoon online gaming.

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STEAM Lab

Visit the STEAM Lab at the Interim Children’s Library to enjoy a range of hands-on activities including music-mixing, robotics, light tables, stop-motion animation and Osmo challenges.

STEAM Lab

The STEAM Lab is open 7 days a week (excluding public holidays) during the following times*:

  • Monday – Friday         9 am – 5 pm (Thurs – 8 pm)
                                          CLOSED   12 pm – 1 pm
  • Weekends:                  9 am – 2 pm

*Times may be subject to change.

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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.

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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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