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Seniors, Level Up Your Tech Skills with Free Workshops


Don't get left behind in the digital age we now live in! There is still time to become a tech savvy and scam-safe senior by taking part in the FREE technology workshops for local seniors at Cessnock and Kurri Kurri Libraries.

 

As part of Scams Awareness Week, on Tuesday 8 November from 12.00pm to 1.00pm, Cessnock Library will be hosting a live webinar on tips and tricks to avoid scams with nbn. This event will be facilitated by Kaleb Crowhurst, the nbn co. community ambassador for Hunter New England and Western NSW. The community are invited to attend and learn how to identify a scam and protect themselves from being a victim. Kaleb will be on hand to answer questions and guests who attend will receive a free copy of the ACCC’s ‘Little Black Book of Scams.’ Bookings can be made here or by contacting the library.


Members of the community are also invited to join the small, friendly workshops supported by expert staff where you can learn new skills to help you get connected. Upcoming workshops include:


Cessnock Library - Thu 10 Nov 10am-11am


Pinterest

Cessnock Library - Thu 17 Nov 10am-11am


Collaging Photos

Kurri Kurri Library - Thu 24 Nov 10am-11am


Keeping Your Data Safe

Cessnock Library - Thu 24 Nov 1.30-2.30pm


Learn a language apps

Cessnock Library - Thu 1 Dec 10am-11am


Regular sessions are available for those taking the first step to becoming tech savvy by mastering their smartphone, computer or tablet. These workshops include:


Smartphones - Android

Kurri Kurri Library – Fri 9 Dec 2022 10am-12pm


Smartphones - Android

Cessnock Library - Thu 12 Jan 2023 10am-12pm


iPads

Kurri Kurri Library – Fri 17 Feb 2023 10am-12pm



The library also offers free and friendly thirty-minute one-to-one tech help sessions every week. These sessions are at Kurri Kurri Library each Thursday from 2pm and at Cessnock Library each Friday from 10am. Bookings are essential.


Library Services Co-ordinator, Rose-marie Walters is encouraging local seniors to take advantage of these wonderful opportunities. “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.”


Head to ‘What’s On’ at cessnock.nsw.gov.au/libraries to view the full range of workshops. Bookings are required. Book online or by calling Cessnock Library on 4993 4399 or Kurri Kurri Library on 4937 1638.

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