Free Computer and IT Skills Training at the Library

Tea Tree Gully Library continues to provide free classes for learning new computer and Internet skills at the Digital Hub each month.

Tea Tree Gully Digital Hub

Tea Tree Gully Digital Hub

You can choose to attend a group training session on the monthly timetable or book a one-on-one session at a time that suits you.

GROUP TRAINING SESSIONS

Group sessions are conducted in an informal, supportive and friendly environment in the Tea Tree Gully Library.

Each month we hold classes for beginners learning how to use their iPads, Android tablets, Windows 8 and many more.

Visit our Events Calendar to see what’s on offer each month and make an online booking.
Bookings can also be made at the Library or by phoning 8397 7333.

One on One Sessions

If you would like a more personalised session, book in for a one-on-one session with a professional IT trainer at the Library. All of these sessions are free and run for 45 minutes.

We can offer assistance with:

  • iPads and Android tablets
  • Windows 8
  • Basic computer and internet skills
  • Setting up an email account
  • Online banking, job seeking and online forms
  • Social media (Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, WhatsApp etc)

Bookings are essential and can be made at the Library or by phoning 8397 7333.

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The Modbury Digital Hub is launched!

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Mayor Miriam Smith and Digital Hub volunteer George split screen their speech via iPads and the Smart TV

Thursday morning saw the Federal Government launch the four SA Digital Hubs of Charles Sturt, Salisbury, Adelaide Hills and Modbury at four simultaneous special events.

Mayor Miriam Smith guided the Modbury Hub launch, featuring a video provided by Digital Hub Coordinator Chris Campbell demonstrating the impact that the Digital Hub technologies and training program has had on the community. As one resident explained, he finds the sessions invaluable and ‘would have lost all of his hair’ if it wasn’t for Chris and his team of trainers.

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Hub Coordinator Chris Campbell talks digital literacy

Federal Member for Makin Tony Zappia also praised the new NBN rollout and how Digital Hubs are about increasing the digital literacy of the community.

Some of the new technologies were demonstrated via the split screen cross between the Mayor and Digital Hub volunteers on iPads, and between the trainers in different parts of the Library. The event concluded with some words from Coordinator Chris and a live stream from Charles Sturt where Federal Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy,  Stephen Conroy officially launched the SA Digital Hubs.

Congratulations to the team, our volunteers, and also the community for the great asset the Digital Hub has already proven to be!

Have you met our Digital Hub Volunteer…Gordon?

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Library Volunteer – Gordon

Internet Training is a popular program in the Library which has Digital Hub Volunteers provide individual, hands on assistance to Library customers who are new to using computers and tablet devices and need to build their confidence. Gordon has been a Volunteer for nearly 3-years and shares some thoughts on his role as a Digital Hub Volunteer.

Why do you like volunteering at the Library? I get a kick out of seeing someone grasp a new concept or feeling a little less threatened by computers. Also, I like people to become computer literate so they will have some access to the world should they become ‘shut in’.

How has Volunteering changed your life?It’s replaced work, providing contact with people, as well as some discipline and job satisfaction. I enjoyed work and would not have retired had I been able to reduce hours. Now I do some sort of voluntary work three or four days a week and have time to spend on hobbies as well.

City of Tea Tree Gully Library  is celebrating National Volunteers Week 13th-19th May 2013. We have over 140 volunteers in the Library, across 9 different programs. To all of our volunteers we say, ‘thanks a million.’

We’re working as fast as possible to bring you our new Digital Hub!

We’re sorry! stk112358rkeOur suite of computers is still unavailable until further notice. We’ve experienced significant complications with our hardware and software upgrades in preparation for our new Digital Hub.

We have this as our Number One priority! Our vendors and IT staff are working as hard and fast as possible to provide you with a new range of digital services.
Soon you will have free access to:

  • New hardware, including a suite of brand new iMacs to explore your creative side.
  • Superfast internet, HD video, Skype, Internet smart TV plus all of the benefits of superfast internet speeds, will be available to use and experience in the new Digital Hub.
  • A range of new technologies will be on display to interact with, learn about and help improve your digital literacy and confidence in this digital age.
  • A comprehensive range of free training, providing group and one-on-one sessions using smart devices, iPads, internet, Skype, shopping and safety online, showcasing the benefits of the NBN and more!
 In the interim you can:
  • Access the wireless network with a laptop or smart device and have free 24 hour internet.
  • Use the PCs at nearby libraries, including Ingle Farm, Greenacres and Campbelltown.
  • Many of the NBN training sessions are still continuing. One on one sessions are using portable devices connected to the wireless network. Groups sessions are being tailored towards a presentation style demonstration.
 We will let you know as soon as possible when our computers are back in operation.

Bookings for Modbury Digital Hub Training sessions are now open!

Modbury Digital Hub

Bookings are now open for our Modbury Digital Hub training sessions in the Library. There are lots of  group and one on one sessions to choose from covering topics such as Facebook, online jobseeking, how to get savvy with your iPad, digital photos with Picasa, Internet basics, computing basics, how to get the best from Google, online shopping and more.
Come along to learn new skills and have some fun!
See our website for all the session details http://www.teatreegully.sa.gov.au/hubtraining or call us at the Library.  Bookings are essential for all sessions and can be made at the Library or by phone on (08) 8397 7333.

The NBN Digital Hub is coming

The City of Tea Tree Gully Library has some exciting news for 2013…

We have been awarded a grant from the Australian Government’s Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy to spend on setting up a National Broadband Network Digital Hub. We’re using this money to get some computers, iPads and more, as well as create lots of new training sessions. It’s all about the new high-speed Internet connection and showing you the different ways you can benefit from it.

The Digital Hub is set to launch in February 2013 along with our brand new Internet Training program. We’ll give you news and information on this fantastic program as we get it, but for now you can click the links to find out more!