The Library’s Internet Training program and Basic Computer Skills for Beginners sessions have finished for 2010.
Both will recommence in February next year.
View the Library’s Internet Training webpage in January for details of the 2011 program.
A great big thankyou to our wonderful Basic Computer Skills volunteers who have used their vast experience, skills and patience to assist over 300 computer beginners this year!
Their hard work has really been appreciated by those they have assisted and by the staff of the Library.
If you’re a keen reader who would like to find out what’s new in the world of books and how to find great reads via the Library catalogue, then come along to our Discover great reads online @ your Library session on Wednesday 21 July from 10:30am – 12:30pm.
Library staff will introduce you to our online resource Good Reading Online and to Library Thing for Libraries, an enhancement to our catalogue designed to make finding great reads easier.
Book in next time you’re in the Library or give us a ring on 8397 7333. Bookings open Friday 2 July.
If you’re interested in finding out what other training sessions the Library offers, visit our Internet Training webpage.
Good Reading Online
If books are your thing and you’re keen to keep up with all the goings on in the literary world, then Good Reading Online is for you!
The Library subscribes to Good Reading Online, which is an exact digital copy of Good Reading Magazine (which is in the Library collection) and is available to library users via the Library’s databases page.
You can read the latest edition of the magazine, access issues dating back to 2001 and search all of these issues for articles about your favourite authors or books.
You can also access additional features on the GR Home website, such as book reviews, First Chapters, take part in reader forums, enter competitions and find resources for book groups plus much more.
As part of the Library’s Internet Training program, we will be running some sessions called Books and Collectables Online @ the Library starting in August.They will feature Good Reading Online and one of our other online resources, PriceIt, a database for identifying, researching and pricing art, antiques and collectibles.
If you’re interested, check out our Internet Training page for session times and booking details.
Keen to get started or already using email but have some more questions? We’ll help you to find the answers!
Bring along your query to a 45 minute, one on one session with our volunteers, where you can get help to start your own free web based email account with Yahoo or develop skills to send and receive emails, reply to and forward messages or send attachments.
Sessions are free and are held every Tuesday from 10am to 1pm, starting 9 June. Bookings are essential and can be made at the Library or by telephone on (08) 8397 7333.
Please note: These sessions can only assist with web-based email (if you already have an account, please bring along your login details and password) and do not cover Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express.