Learn@the Library

Enjoy a variety of free technology programs and general interest workshops, regular technology help and self-paced learning options.

Workshops and Financial Seminars  Technology workshops
Technology and Internet - Tech Savvy Seniors (English, Cantonese and Mandarin) 
Self paced, online courses

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. 

Technology workshops

Wed, 25 Jul, 10am -11.30am Learn how to borrow free ebooks from modern novels, popular non-fiction and magazines Book now. 
Mon, 6 Aug, 10am - 11.30am  Tech Buddy Club - informal learning in a relaxed way. Aug topic - Understanding software updates for security Book now. 
Thu, 23 Aug, 10am-11.30am  Windows 10 essentials and its latest features Booking open soon

Financial seminars   

Thu 19 Jul, 6pm -7.30pm Understanding Superannuation  Book now
Thu, 26 Jul, 6pm - 7.30pm Understanding Retirement Income Streams  Book now

Mon 13 Aug, 10am -11.30am
Fri 17 Aug, 10am -11.30am             

Age Pension and your choices in English with Mandarin interpretation. 
Age Pension and your choices in English with Cantonese interpretation 

Booking opening mid July 

All workshops held in Chatswood Library on The Concourse, Lower Ground, 409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood, or as indicated. 

Technology and Internet

Library Tech Bar 
Are you new to the internet or your mobile device? Or have a question on our eresources. Bring your device on Fridays from 11am - 12 noon and our friendly volunteers at the Tech Help Bar can help you get started. 

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.

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.

Tech Savvy Seniors programs till June 2018 have ended. Please check again for upcoming programs or subscribe to our enewsletters to receive the latest update. 

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.

Beginner Computer Help 

The Dougherty Community Centre (ph 9777 7800) and MOSAIC Multicultural Centre (ph 9777 7952) also offer basic computer training for seniors. Please contact each centre for more information.