Be Connected

If you want to learn how to get started online and be confident using computers, tablets and smartphones, then it’s time to Be Connected. These short courses include face-to-face training, online teaching and how-to guides.

The short courses cover many topics such as:

  • Internet banking
  • Safety on the internet
  • Searching family history
  • Finding out what an app is and how to use it
  • How to watch TV online

You can also book a one-on-one half hour session with one of our friendly library staff members.

If you want to learn from home, the Be Connected site lets you ask questions on any topic with easy to understand answers. Visit Be Connected

You can go also find short courses on the LinkedIn Learning website. You can access them for free using your library number (under the barcode on your card) and your pin (six digits with your date, month and year of birth). Click here to start: Linkedin Learning Library

Book a Librarian

Do you need a hand to get started online? Do you have question about something you have recently learned? Book in for a one-on-one half hour session where a staff member will help answer your questions.
You can Book Online (use the category function to choose a date and time) or phone your library of choice.

Goomeri LibraryFirst Thursday of the month, 2pm-4pm
Bookings essential: phone 41684340

Gympie LibraryWednesdays 9am-12pm
Bookings essential: phone 54810859

Imbil Library - First Tuesday of the month, 9.30am-11.30am
Bookings essential: phone 54845488

Tin Can Bay Library – Tuesdays and Fridays, 2.30pm-4pm
Bookings essential: phone 54864355

Rainbow Beach Library – Mondays, 11am-12.30pm
Bookings essential

Be Connected Drop In at Kilkivan Library

Do you need a hand to get started online? Do you have a question about something that you have recently learned? Drop in to the Kilkivan Library during opening hours for some free one on one help. Kilkivan Library is open on Monday, Thursday and Friday from 9 – 12noon as well as Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-5pm.  No bookings required.

Be Connected Sessions

Apple iPhones : Getting started
Gympie Library – Thursday 9 February 10-12noon

New to the world of iPhones? Learn how to get started on your iPhone. Join us as we take a look at how you can adjust the security, privacy and accessibility of your device. Find out about your system and network settings and how you can adjust the device for your needs. 
Bookings are essential: phone 54810859 or visit here to book online

Android Phones: Getting Started
Gympie Library – Thursday 9 February 1-3pm

New to the world of smartphones? Learn how to get started on your Android smartphone. Join us as we take a look at how you can adjust the security, privacy and accessibility of your device. Find out about your system and network settings and how you can adjust the device for your needs.
Bookings are essential: phone 54810859 or visit here to book online

Apple iPhones: Doing More
Gympie Library – Thursday 23 February 10-12noon

Have fun and stay safer with your iPhone. We show you how to use the camera to take great photos, how to block nuisance messages and how to get some peace and quiet with the clever Do Not Disturb feature. We also look at how you can save and easily find files on your iPhone and how to enter the wonderful world of listening to radio podcasts.
Bookings are essential: phone 54810859 or visit here to book online

Android Phones: Doing More
Gympie Library – Thursday 23 February 1-3pm

Have fun and stay safer with your smartphone. We show you how to use the camera to take great photos, how to block nuisance messages and how to get some peace and quiet with the clever Do Not Disturb feature. We also look at how you can save and easily find files on your phone and how to enter the wonderful world of listening to radio podcasts.
Bookings are essential: phone 54810859 or visit here to book online

Safety First
Gympie Library – Thursday 9 March 10-12noon

Discover some of the essentials of cyber safety like how your browser can help keep you safer online, how to create and remember strong passwords, spot common scams like phishing scams, safely download documents including PDF files, learn about the different payment options, such as Apple Pay and Google Pay, for shopping in-store and online, as well as how to run antivirus software.
Bookings are essential: phone 54810859 or visit here to book online

Advanced Security
Gympie Library – Thursday 9 March 1-3pm

This exciting course will introduce you to advanced ways of protecting your privacy and personal information online. Discover how to manage your passwords with a Password manager and install antivirus software to protect your devices from viruses and other malicious threats. You’ll also learn some other top tips for keeping you safer online.
Bookings are essential: phone 54810859 or visit here to book online

Identifying and avoiding scams
Gympie Library – Thursday 23 March 10-12noon

This course will show you the most common types of phishing scams, how to identify them, how to avoid being scammed in this way. You’ll also learn what to do if you think you have been the victim of a phishing scam.
Bookings are essential: phone 54810859 or visit here to book online

Social Media Apps
Gympie Library – Thursday 23 March 1-3pm

Explore the world of social media with the big names like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. We take an in-depth look at how you can safely create your own account in each of these platforms before going on to discover how you can find content of interest to you. You’ll also learn about some common social media scams and how you can protect yourself against them.
Bookings are essential: phone 54810859 or visit here to book online
 


 

 

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