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Digital Literacy and Technology Programs

Connect and Thrive!

Digital Literacy for Seniors

Join us for a range of programs designed to help you connect and thrive online. Sessions will include seminars on important technology topics, and practical small group or one-on-one sessions where an experienced facilitator can help you learn about your device. Come along to increase your confidence and make the most of technology.

Register here. Or call 8406 8525

This project is supported by funding from Office for Ageing Well through the SA Ageing Grant.

Game Makers

Date: Commencing Wednesday 4 August

Time: 3.45pm - 5pm

Ages: 8 - 12 years

Learn all about game design and create some of the most common forms of games in this six week course. Perfect for anyone who loves playing video games and wants to get started making their own.

Skill level required: Some experience with block based coding.

Cost: $30 for 6 weeks. Bookings essential.

Register here.

Mindstorm Makers

Date: Commencing Tuesday 27 July

Time: 3.45pm to 5pm

Ages: 7 - 11 years

Venue: Salisbury Community Hub

Come and learn the basics of The Lego EV-3 Mindstorms robots in a fun and interactive way. No experience necessary. This six week course will allow students to get the chance to learn how to program robots to use various motors and sensors to complete challenges.

Cost: $30 for six weeks.

Bookings essential. Register here.

Tech Try Tuesdays

Day: Every Tuesday (during term)

Time: 10am to 11.30am

Tech Try Tuesdays is a series of talks and workshops aimed at exploring existing and emerging technologies.

Tuesday 27 July: Windows 10 Basics and Tips

Understanding how to use Windows can be useful no matter devices you have at home. In this session we will take a look at the basics of navigating around Windows 10, including file management, shortcuts and personalisation.

Tuesday 3 August: Spotting Scams with Rohan Watts

Join nbn Community Ambassador, Rohan, to learn some tips on how to stay scam-safe online, how to report potential scams and what to do if you think you’ve been scammed. The session will share insights and intelligence from Scamwatch to help raise awareness about the most common and emerging scam trends in 2021.

Tuesday 10 August: Be Connected

Find out how the Be Connected website can be a great resource for learning about technology and digital devices.

Tuesday 17 August: Mastering Email

Take control of your inbox and make email work for you.

Tuesday 24 August : Learning with LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning features many great courses. Learn how to search for topics that interest you, get started with a course and plan your learning journey.

Tuesday 31 August : Accessing ebooks and Electronic Magazines

Your South Australian library card lets you access a wealth of ebooks and electronic magazines. In this session see how you can access these on different devices. Bring your library card and your computer, phone, tablet or ereader.

Tuesday 7 September: Mastering your Passwords and Online Security

The web doesn't need to be a dark and scary place, but it is best to take some precautions. In this session we will explore how to keep your passwords and accounts secure and show you how to spot a scam.

Tuesday 14 September: Master Libre Office Part 1

Set yourself free with this excellent office software. You'll see how Libre Office can manage your documents, spreadsheets and presentations. In the first session you'll also see some of the great ways you can use spreadsheets to organise your life.

Tuesday 21 September: Master Libre Office Part 2

Set yourself free with this excellent office software. You'll see how Libre Office can manage your documents, spreadsheets and presentations. In the second session you'll also see some of the great ways you make your documents or presentations come to life.

Bookings essential. Register for a session.

This project is supported by funding from Office for Ageing Well through the SA Ageing Grant.

Digital basics

Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

9am, 10am and 11am sessions available

Do you need some pointers when it comes to using your computer, smartphone or tablet? Sit side-by-side with our volunteer mentor who can walk you through the basics.

Bring your own device and choose from our list of topics below to see how we can help you be more confident with technology.

  • Basic computer skills
  • Internet basics
  • Email basics
  • Windows basics
  • Android phone and tablet basics
  • iPhone and iPad basics
  • Microsoft office basics
  • Understanding your Google account
  • Understanding your Microsoft account
  • Understanding your AppleID
  • How to use Google Maps
  • Taking and sharing photos on your device
  • Facebook basics
  • How to watch videos with YouTube

Please note: Help outside of these topics may not be available from our volunteer team. However, they will be able to help you find information on other websites or through doing an internet search What to bring: Your own digital device Pen and paper for taking notes Knowledge of any of your passwords.

Register for a session.

Accessing Online Resources

Come along to this introductory session to see the range of free online services available with your library card. You’ll receive assistance in getting started with digital magazines, books, videos and much more. Bring your library card or sign up before the session.

  • Friday 4 June 1pm - 2.30pm
  • Friday 2 July 1pm - 2.30pm
  • Monday 2 August 10.30am - 12pm
  • Friday 10 September 10.30am - 12pm
  • Friday 5 November 10.30am - 12pm

Salisbury Community Hub

Register here.