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Become a Tech Savvy Senior

Don't get left behind in the digital age we now live in! Become a Tech Savvy Senior by taking part in the upcoming fun and FREE technology workshops for local seniors at Cessnock and Kurri Kurri Libraries.


Members of the community are invited to join one of the small, friendly workshops supported by expert library staff. Learn new skills to help you get connected and take the first step to becoming tech savvy by mastering your smartphone, iPad, social media, videocalling, online shopping and more.

The workshops are on at Kurri Kurri Library on Tuesdays from 18 May and Cessnock Library on Thursdays from 20 May.

The two-hour workshops aim to help seniors unlock the capability of their Apple, Samsung and Android smart phones and iPads. The teacher will be popular local tech communicator and expert, Jess Jones of DotJess.

Library Services Co-ordinator, Rose-marie Walters is encouraging local seniors to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.

“These workshops are for people may have a smartphone but don’t realise that it is more than just about making phone calls – it is really a computer that you hold with your hands. You can run programs and games, access the internet, send email and much more. It’s about teaching you that technology isn’t terrifying or to be avoided, but can be an incredibly useful tool when you have the skills to get the most out your device.”

Bookings are essential, book online at , through the event listing on our ‘Cessnock City Library’ Facebook page or by calling Cessnock Library on 4993 4399 or Kurri Kurri Library on 4937 1638 to book your spot.

All sessions are 10am-12pm. More details below:

Tues 18 May - Smartphones Android at Kurri Kurri Library

Thur 20 May- Smartphones Apple at Cessnock Library

Tues 25 May- Introduction to Social Media at Kurri Kurri Library

Thur 27 May- Videocalling at Cessnock Library

Tue 1 June- Online Shopping at Kurri Kurri Library

Thur 3 June Sharing Photos at Cessnock Library

Tue 8 June- NSW Seniors Card at Kurri Kurri Library

Thur 10 June- NSW Transport Apps at Cessnock Library

Tue 15 June- Smartphones Apple at Kurri Kurri Library

Thur 17 June- Smartphones Android at Cessnock Library

Tue 22 June- iPads at Kurri Kurri Library

Thur 24 June- iPads at Cessnock Library

Tech Savvy Seniors is developed in partnership between the NSW Government and Telstra.



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