Burdekin Library closed 12 July – 15 July

The Burdekin Library at 108 Graham Street, Ayr will be closed Friday 12 July – Monday 15 July to allow work on the library’s new air-conditioning plant to proceed.

The Library will close as usual at 5.00pm on Thursday 11 July and reopen at 9.00am on Tuesday 16 July.

The Home Hill branch will be operating as usual on the afternoons of 12 July and 15 July from 1.00pm to 5.00pm.

We apologise for any inconvenience that may be caused by this unavoidable interruption to our service.

Staying safe on Facebook – Friday 28 June at 10.30am

With over 1 billion daily active users, Facebook is the world’s leading social networking site. It helps people stay connected, especially when they’re in different parts of the world. However, it has also been the subject of some privacy concerns. In this webinar, we show you how when used with proper care, Facebook can be an enjoyable source of entertainment and a great way to connect.

The FREE 1 hour webinar will cover:

  • What you can do on Facebook
  • Taking control of your privacy settings
  • Some common Facebook scams
  • How advertising works on Facebook.

The presentation is  offered by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner and is being hosted by the Burdekin Library at the Ideas@108 space via a web session. You don’t need to bring anything unless you want to take notes during the presentation. Although designed to help older Australians stay safer online, everyone is welcome. Bookings can be made at the Burdekin Library at 108 Graham Street or by phoning 4783 9970.

This is the last one in the current series of webinar presentations on cyber safety.

Online shopping and banking – Tuesday 25 June at 10.30am

For many Australians, a connected lifestyle includes the convenience of online shopping and banking, however, privacy and security concerns can stop those who aren’t as confident online from enjoying the same experience.

This FREE 1-hour webinar includes :

  • The benefits of shopping and banking online
  • How to safely shop and pay for things online
  • How to do every day banking safely online
  • What to look out for

The presentation is  offered by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner and is being hosted by the Burdekin Library via a web session. You don’t need to bring anything unless you want to take notes during the presentation. Although designed to help older Australians stay safer online, everyone is welcome. Bookings can be made at the Burdekin Library at 108 Graham Street or by phoning 4783 9970.

This is one in a series of webinar presentations on cyber safety held this month.

The last session will be

  • Safe on Facebook – learn how to protect your privacy on Facebook and enjoy connecting with others online safely – 28 June– 10.30am

Show holiday closure

The Burdekin Library and Home Hill Branch Library will both be closed on Wednesday 26 June for the Burdekin Show Holiday. Both branches will reopen at their usual Thursday opening time on 27 June.

Enjoy the Show!

Using data and public Wi-Fi – Monday 24 June at 10.30am

Whether you’re using the internet at home or on your mobile, everything you do online uses data. Knowing how and when to use your mobile data or Wi-Fi can help you stay safer online and save money.

This FREE 1-hour webinar to learn:

  • How to get the best value for money from your mobile data plan
  • Tips on managing your data allowance
  • How to keep your data costs down while out and about
  • How to use public Wi-Fi safely

The presentation is  offered by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner and is being hosted by the Burdekin Library via a web session. You don’t need to bring anything unless you want to take notes during the presentation. Although designed to help older Australians stay safer online, everyone is welcome. Bookings can be made at the Burdekin Library at 108 Graham Street or by phoning 4783 9970.

This is one in a series of webinar presentations on cyber safety to be held this month.

The other sessions will be

  • Safe on Facebook – learn how to protect your privacy on Facebook and enjoy connecting with others online safely – 28 June– 10.30am
  • Online shopping – learn how to shop and bank safely online – 25 June – 10.30am

Burdekin Library closed Saturday 8 June

The Burdekin Library at 108 Graham Street, Ayr will be closed on Saturday 8 June to allow work on the library’s new air-conditioning plant to proceed.

The Library will close as usual at 5.00pm on Friday 7 June and reopen at 9.00am on Monday 10 June.

We apologise for any inconvenience that may be caused by this unavoidable interruption to our service.

Using data and public Wi-Fi – Wednesday 22 May at 1.30pm

Whether you’re using the internet at home or on your mobile, everything you do online uses data. Knowing how and when to use your mobile data or Wi-Fi can help you stay safer online and save money.

This FREE 1-hour webinar to learn:

  • How to get the best value for money from your mobile data plan
  • Tips on managing your data allowance
  • How to keep your data costs down while out and about
  • How to use public Wi-Fi safely

The presentation is  offered by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner and is being hosted by the Burdekin Library via a web session. You don’t need to bring anything unless you want to take notes during the presentation. Although designed to help older Australians stay safer online, everyone is welcome. Bookings can be made at the Burdekin Library at 108 Graham Street or by phoning 4783 9970.

This is one in a series of webinar presentations on cyber safety to be held over the next two months.

The other sessions will be

  • Using data – learn how and when to use your mobile data or Wi-Fi to help you stay safer online and save money – 24 June – 10.30am
  • Safe on Facebook – learn how to protect your privacy on Facebook and enjoy connecting with others online safely – 28 June– 10.30am
  • Online shopping – learn how to shop and bank safely online – 25 June – 10.30am

Spot a scam – Thursday 23 May at 1.00pm

Australians aged 55 and over lost over $46 million to online scammers in 2018*. It serves as a reminder that the internet is a wonderful place to explore and connect with others, but it pays to be savvy.

The FREE 1-hour webinar to learn:

  • Common scams including the latest Tax and Medicare scams
  • Tips on how to spot them
  • What to do and what not to do
  • Where to go for help

The presentation is  offered by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner and is being hosted by the Burdekin Library via a web session. You don’t need to bring anything unless you want to take notes during the presentation. Although designed to help older Australians stay safer online, everyone is welcome. Bookings can be made at the Burdekin Library at 108 Graham Street or by phoning 4783 9970.

This is one in a series of webinar presentations on cyber safety to be held over the next two months.

The other sessions will be

  • Using data – learn how and when to use your mobile data or Wi-Fi to help you stay safer online and save money – 22 May– 1.30pm; 24 June – 10.30am
  • Safe on Facebook – learn how to protect your privacy on Facebook and enjoy connecting with others online safely – 28 June– 10.30am
  • Online shopping – learn how to shop and bank safely online – 25 June – 10.30am

Labour Day closure

Burdekin Library in Ayr and Home Hill Branch Library will be closed for the Labour Day public holiday on Monday 6 May 2019. The libraries will reopen on Tuesday 7 May 2019 at the usual time – Burdekin Library at 9.00am and Home Hill Branch Library at 1.00pm. We wish everyone an enjoyable long weekend and look forward to seeing you after Labour Day.

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