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Sep, 2019

Tara Technology Support: Let us help you enjoy the digital age

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Get help with your technology troubles with one-to-one basic technology support sessions available at Tara Library between 9.30am and 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 […]

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Jun, 2019

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

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, 2017

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 Introduction to Email What is an email How to set up an email account  How to reply and send emails Introduction to Email Part 2 What are Carbon Copy (CC) and Blind Carbon Copy (BCC) What is Forwarding, […]

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Aug, 2017

eSafety: Staying Safe Online

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At Western Downs Libraries, we are committed to helping our communities stay safe (and have fun) online. We know that sometimes it can be difficult to know where to find information about online safety, so we have provided you with several useful links. If you have any questions, concerns or would like to chat about your online safety further, please visit your local branch and chat with a librarian, email library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au or call 1300 COUNCIL.   Protecting your computer (staysmartonline.gov.au) An Australian government site that looks at hoaxes, hackers, spyware, […]

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Jun, 2017

The RBdigital App

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It’s official: people of the Western Downs love Audiobooks. Whether it’s farmers listening as they do endless hours of tractor work, people listening as they commute to work or students reading for school (or fun!), we are listening to our books more than ever. To meet this demand, Western Downs Libraries have made accessing audible content easier than ever, thanks to the new RB Digital app. Now you can browse all of your eAudiobooks and eMagazines in one place! If you’re having trouble accessing the app, or finding it difficult to […]

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Jan, 2017

Lynda.com for Job Hunters!

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Are you a recent graduate from secondary or tertiary education? Perhaps you’re a person who is looking to transition into a new role, industry or organisation? It’s a new year, and the perfect time to gain some new skills. Lynda.com is free for all Queensland public library members, with over 5,000 online courses including business, technology and creative skills. Lynda.com has new courses added every week but many earlier courses remain popular. Some of the most popular include ‘Foundations of programming fundamentals’ (viewed over 8.8 million times), ‘Excel 2013 essential […]

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