All you need to know about data and public wi-fi – Monday 25 March at 9.00am

Whether you’re using the internet at home or on your mobile when you’re out and about, 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.

Join 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 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 one in a series of webinar presentations on cyber safety to be held over the next couple of months.

The other sessions will be

  • Spot a  scam – learn how to recognise and protect yourself from common scams and where to go for help when you need it – 9 April – 12.30pm
  • Using data – learn how and when to use your mobile data or Wi-Fi to help you stay safer online and save money – 25 March – 9am; 26 March – 1pm; 9 April – 10.30am
  • Safe on Facebook – learn how to protect your privacy on Facebook and enjoy connecting with others online safely – 28 March – 1.00pm; 8 April – 9.30am

State Library of Queensland research fellowships – applications now open

Are you interested in delving into Queensland’s rich past and present to uncover new stories? Applications are now open for State Library of Queensland’s 2019 research fellowships, with five research opportunities available totalling $60,000. Use State Library’s vast resources to investigate Queensland’s social and business history. People from all walks of life who are committed to researching a chosen topic are encouraged to apply!

A range of research fellowships and awards are available annually as part of the Queensland Memory Awards. The Awards recognise the valuable contribution of individuals and organisations from across Queensland make to the investigation, preservation and celebration of Queensland’s rich history.

State Library invites applicants to respond to the Library’s unique collections and resources including manuscripts, maps, music, newspapers, oral histories and rare printed material. Researchers and creatives from all backgrounds and disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Applications and nominations for the 2019 Queensland Memory Awards are now open. All applications must be received by 5:00pm Thursday 28 March 2019.

For information about each of the fellowships, awards and residencies, including past recipients or to apply for a fellowship, please select from the list on the SLQ website. A Fellowship and Residencies Information Night will be held on Thursday 7 March 2019 at State Library.

Seniors Embracing Technology program returns for 2019

Get ready, get SET!

Burdekin Library’s SET (Seniors Embracing Technology) program will be returning for 2019 on the first Tuesday of the month, beginning on 5 March.

Join a small, friendly training group at the Burdekin Library where you can learn new skills to help you get connected and become tech confident. These free beginner to intermediate technology training sessions will teach you how to access all the important information and things that you are interested in.

BYO electronic device (laptop and/or tablet). A limited number of tablets are available upon request if required.

Bookings are essential – phone the Burdekin Library on (07) 4783 9970 or call in to see us at 108 Graham Street, Ayr.


JPs in the Community program

The Queensland government’s “JPs in the Community” program was started to give the public consistent and easy access to witnessing services throughout Queensland. A number of local Justices of the Peace have volunteered to help the community by witnessing documents at the Burdekin Library in Ayr.

These generous volunteers offer their services between 10am and 2pm on Tuesdays.

Messy Play – last Thursday of the month

Come along for some Messy Play Fun with Burdekin Library, on the last Thursday of the month.

2019 Dates:

  • 28 March

  • 30 May

  • 27 June

  • 25 July

  • 29 August

  • 26 September

  • 31 October

  • 28 November

Time: 10:30am

Where: Burdekin Library Entrance

Cost: Free

Ages: 0-5 years

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