Enjoy a variety of free technology programs and general interest workshops, one-on-one tutorials and self paced learning options.
Workshops and Financial Seminars
Small, friendly group sessions with demonstrations and the opportunity to have hands-on experience. Select an event to find out more.
|Wed, 7 Mar, 9.30-2.30pm
||Microsoft Office for Work training
||Create your travel itinerary using apps
||Hands on with Windows 10 – from set-up to navigation
||Sharing on Facebook and tips to protect your privacy
||Bookings open mid Apr
||Understand online cloud storage and back up options.
||Bookings open end Apr
|Thu,1 Mar, 6pm-7.30pm
||Understanding Retirement Income Streams
|Fri, 16 Mar,10am-11.30am
||Accommodation Options in Retirement
|Fri, 23 Mar,10am-11.30am
||Understanding Aged Care costs
|Mon,16 Apr, 10am-11.30am
||Age Pension and your Choices (other payments)
||Bookings open mid Mar
|Mon,23 Apr, 10am-11.30am
||Understanding your Pension
||Bookings open end Mar
All workshops held in Chatswood Library on The Concourse, Lower Ground, 409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood, or as indicated.
The Library offers the following free one-on-one tutorials:
|eBooks and Databases
|Introduction to Family History
||Learn how to Skype
|Tracing the History of your House
||Twitter for Beginners
Tutorials with an '*' are available also in Cantonese and Mandarin
To request a tutorial, complete our online form, or contact the library on 02 9777 7900.
All tutorials held in Chatswood Library on The Concourse, Lower Ground, 409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood
Technology and Internet
Library Tech Bar
Are you new to the internet or your mobile device. Bring your device on Fridays from 11am - 12 noon and our friendly volunteers at the Tech Help Bar can help you get started. (Last session this year will be on 8 Dec, we will resume service on 9 Feb 2018)
Tech Buddy Club
Are you new to the world of smartphones and tablets? Or are you a tech-savvy senior who can help others?
Then come and take part in the Library’s program, every first Monday of each month, where you will enjoy hands-on learning, sharing knowledge and skills in a small group. You can use the Library’s devices or bring your own. (There will be a break in Jan, the first session in 2018 will be on 5 Feb)
Tech Savvy Seniors Program in English, Cantonese and Mandarin
The Tech Savvy Seniors program will assist seniors from English and non-English speaking backgrounds who have limited or no previous experience in using technology to learn new skills for the future.The training is free and will help older people to access information and stay connected with their family, friends and communities.
Discover more about Tech Savvy Seniors. Bookings open.
Self paced, online courses.
Self-paced online tutorials can be used at the Library or can be accessed from home if you have a current Willoughby Library card.
Mango Languages offers online courses in over 70 languages plus English (ESL) instruction in 15 languages.
GCF LearnFree.org access hundreds of free videos and resources on a range of technology and internet subjects. Great for those new to technology.
Where else to seek help?
The Dougherty Community Centre (ph 9777 7800) and MOSAIC Multicultural Centre (ph 9777 7952) also offer basic computer training for seniors each week day. Please call the centres for more information.