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Feb, 2019

Tara Technology Support

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Get help with your technology troubles with one-to-one basic technology support sessions at Tara Library from 9.30am – 11.30am each Monday and Tuesday. We tailor each session for your personal needs. For example, we can teach you how to use  your iPad, tablet or laptop. You can also bring along your own device and we will teach you how to achieve the outcomes you want.  Alternatively, you can use our free WiFi to get started. The best part? It is completely FREE. Bookings are essential, so please phone 1300 COUNCIL or email […]

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Jan, 2019

#STEAMSquad 2019

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Registration opens at 9am on Monday 4 February! #STEAMSquad is an after-school program for children aged 7-12, held at Chinchilla, Dalby and Tara Libraries. Each week children participate in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math activities in a fun, hands-on environment. Our aim is to give ALL children the opportunity to experience tomorrow’s skills, today. Due to popular demand, this year we will have a Junior #STEAMSquad (7-8) and Senior #STEAMSquad (9-12). Children will be divided into groups depending on their age and abilities, allowing staff to target the skills […]

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Jan, 2019

Kanopy- free movie streaming

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We love movies so we’re pumped to introduce our free movie streaming service, Kanopy. Kanopy lets you stream up to 10 movies per month, absolutely free. All you need is your library card. visit www.wdrc.kanopy.com/ Create an account Enter your library card number and pin (last 4 digits of card number) Enjoy 10 movies per month, absolutely free! Don’t forget we have a whole e-library for you to enjoy! Check out BorrowBox, RB Digital, and StoryBox Library to access books, audiobooks, magazines and kids stories online and absolutely free!

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Dec, 2018

Photo Preservation

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Do you have treasured family photos that you want to preserve? Western Downs Libraries has a photo preservation station for tech savvy seniors to digitise photos, slides and negatives. You can digitise: Printed photographs (up to A4 size) Film negatives (35mm, medium format, 4 x 5 inch) Photo slides (35mm) Documents (up to A4 size) Factsheets are available to get you started, however if you are not confident with technology we recommend you bring someone along to help you out. Fact sheet Colour negatives and slides Black and White negatives […]

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Aug, 2018

Email, Facebook, Skype Basics: Self-paced Online Courses for Free

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Want to use more social media? We have found the best sites that will give you the information you will need. Skype How to set up a Skype account Adding your contacts Tips on how to improve your communication Facebook How to create, use, and maintain your Facebook page Understanding Facebook privacy policies and settings Twitter How to make a Twitter account Who to follow How to tweet Introduction to Email What is an email How to set up an email account  How to reply and send emails Introduction to Email […]

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Jul, 2018

Borrow from the comfort of your own home

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Did you know you can borrow and read our books without even visiting the library? Western Downs Libraries is subscribed a number of eLibrary apps so that all you need to get started is your library card! Simply download the BorrowBox app on any Android or Apple-made device, enter your library ID, and PIN and you’ll have access to a huge range of eBooks and eAudiobooks! If you love magazines and Audio-books sign up online to our RBdigital App and you’ll have access to eAudiobooks and eMagazines. For the children we have […]

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Jun, 2018

Let Lynda be Your New Favourite Teacher

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As a member of Western Downs Libraries, you have unlimited access to thousands of online video courses on Lynda.com! Not sure what Lynda is? Then you’ve come to the right place! Lynda is home to one of the largest databases of online training videos and courses. On this magical website, you can learn everything including business, software and creative skills. If you’re studying in school, Lynda has an entire library dedicated to primary, senior and tertiary educated students. Click here to explore everything Lynda has to offer for students (as well as […]

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Jun, 2018

Top Tips for Staying Safe Online

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Are you concerned about whether you can trust the internet? Too scared to use internet banking? You’re not alone. Here are some helpful tips from our Librarians: Make sure your anti-virus software is up to date. You might not need an expensive internet security suite, but you do need anti-virus software. AVG Free is a commonly used one. Use a strong password – I know, I know, it’s so hard to remember all those passwords! The Australian Government’s Stay Smart Online website has some great tips for understanding how to create […]

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May, 2018

Technology Support at Chinchilla Library

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Don’t know the difference between a mouse and a monitor? Confused by social media like Facebook, Skype or Twitter? Can’t remember if your tablet is an Apple or an Android (and anyway, aren’t tablets something that you swallow)? If you feel like it might be time to catch up with technology, or if your children gave you a new something-or-other for your birthday and left before they could show you how to use it, come along to one of the one-on-one tailored support sessions at the Chinchilla Library. From beginners to those […]

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May, 2018

Learn Skype with Western Downs Libraries

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The internet has transformed the way we communicate with distant family members. With Skype, a tool for calling, video chatting, messaging and sharing with others, you can keep in contact with all your family, wherever they are. If you’ve always wondered how to get started on Skype, our free online course from Lynda.com will show you how. It’s easy and quick!

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