Computer and digital training

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  • Tech Savvy Seniors @ Surry Hills
    Tuesday 23 April 2019
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    This free series is designed to help older people gain confidence in basic computer and digital skills.

    Funded by the Telstra Foundation and FACS.

    Book in for the small group sessions below:

    2 April Introduction to computers
    This workshop covers what a computer is, its components and how it’s operated. You’ll learn to use a mouse and keyboard and road test your skills to create your first document.

    16 April Introduction to internet part 1
    Become familiar with how to access and surf the web so you can go home, sign up for an internet service and hang out on the WWW yourself.

    23 April Introduction to email
    Keep connected to family and friends with email. We’ll walk you through setting up a free Gmail email account and how to send, read and reply to your emails.

    30 April Online shopping and banking part 1
    From booking a holiday to buying groceries, we’ll take you through the process of buying something and how to stay safe banking and shopping online.

    7 May Introduction to online shopping and banking part 2
    Find out how you can save time paying bills online and learn how to browse, buy and sell using websites like eBay and about payment options like PayPal.

    14 May Introduction to social media
    Get sharp with social media’s famous 3: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. We’ll take you through a run-down of which social media to use and when.

    21 May Introduction to iPads
    We’ll walk you through the techy world of the tablet and get you up and running on this handy device.

    Surry Hills Library
    Tuesdays, 3pm to 5pm

    Tuesday 2 April to Tuesday 14 May 2019

  • Tech Savvy Seniors @ Kings Cross
    Thursday 25 April 2019
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    This free series funded by the Telstra Foundation and FACS is designed to help older people gain confidence in basic computer and digital skills.

    Book in for the small group sessions below:

    Introduction to computers
    This workshop covers what a computer is, it’s components and how it’s operated. You’ll learn to use a mouse and keyboard and then road test your skills to create your first document.

    Introduction to internet part 1
    Become familiar with how to access and surf the web so you can go home, sign up for an internet service and hang out on the www’s yourself.

    Introduction to internet part 2
    We’ll look at ways to make web navigation a breeze and seek out video and music add-ons. You’ll leave knowing how to keep yourself safe online and tips for the best sites.

    Introduction to email
    Keep connected to family and friends with email. We’ll walk you through setting up a free Gmail email account and how to send, read and reply to your emails.

    Online shopping and banking part 1
    From booking a holiday to buying groceries, we’ll take you through the process of buying something and how to stay safe banking and shopping online.

    Introduction to online shopping and banking part 2
    Following on from part 1, find out how you can save time paying bills online and learn how to browse, buy and sell using websites like eBay and about payment options like PayPal.

    Introduction to social media
    Get sharp with social media’s famous three: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. We’ll take you through a run-down of which social media to use and when.

    Introduction to iPads
    We’ll walk you through the techy world of the tablet and get you up and running on this handy device.

    Kings Cross Library
    Thursdays, 11am to 1pm

    Thursday 11 April to Thursday 6 June 2019

  • Adobe Creative Classes: Premiere Pro
    Saturday 4 May 2019
  • Event details

    About Premiere Pro
    Turn raw footage into flawless productions with Premiere Pro, the industry leading video editing software. Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned pro, you can edit, adjust colour, refine audio and more – all in one seamless, integrated workflow.

    Premiere Pro Beginners
    The Beginners Adobe Premiere Pro course will give you a knowledge of the basic features of Premiere Pro. Starting from scratch with simple tasks including importing video footage, preparing clips, building a sequence and on to final export.

    30 March, 10am to 12pm at Kings Cross Library

    Premiere Pro Intermediate
    Take your skills to the next level with this intermediate Adobe Premiere Pro course. Learn essential video editing techniques, tools, text and audio functions in more detail to get your message across.

    30 March, 12:30pm to 2:30pm at Kings Cross Library

    Premiere Pro Advanced
    This advanced Adobe Premiere Pro course covers the more in depth aspects of the program. Learn keyframe and animation techniques, modify speed, add motion to video and titles, key out green screen backgrounds, colour correct and add colour effects clips.

    4 May, 11am to 1pm at Kings Cross Library

    All classes are held in our library public computer training rooms.

    Continue using your Premiere Pro skills at the library after the class. Access is free for library members.

    Class costs
    2-hour workshop $50. Concession $40.
    4-hour workshop $100. Concession $80.

    Participants must be over 16 years old to attend.

    Kings Cross Library
    Saturday 30 March 2019 from 10am to 2.30pm
    Saturday 4 May 2019 from 11am to 1pm
  • Code Club: MIT Scratch and Makey Makey for adults
    Tuesday 7 May 2019
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    Join our free 4 week coding series and gain confidence using the coding environment, MIT Scratch and build games and animations.

    MIT Scratch offers a fun introduction to block coding. It encourages creative thinking, systematic reasoning and collaboration. In this series, you’ll develop a project using the Makey Makey to bring your ideas to the next level.

    Makey Makey is an invention kit that turns everyday objects into touchpads. Make a banana keyboard or draw your own game controller. It’s part of our makerspace kit collection available for members to borrow, so you can continue exploring and working on your project at home.

    These hands-on workshops run for 1 hour each week and are suitable for anyone over 18 years with no prior experience necessary.

    Places are free, however, you must book in and attend for all sessions. The workshops have a capacity of 8, so bookings are recommended.

    Green Square Library
    Tuesdays, 1.30pm to 2.30pm

    Tuesday 7 May to Tuesday 28 May 2019

  • Tech Savvy Seniors Cantonese
    Tuesday 7 May 2019
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    This free 6-part series is designed to help older people improve their computer and digital literacy.

    Get technology on your side by keeping connected, accessing vital services and doing business. Facilitated by leaders from the Ethnic Community Council, you can learn in either Mandarin or Cantonese. Join us for the whole series or pick and choose the sessions that best suit your needs.

    Get savvy using our library PCs and dive into the digital world.

    Funded by the Telstra Foundation and FACS.

    May 7 – Introduction to computers
    May 14 – Introduction to internet part 1
    May 21 – Introduction to internet part 2
    May 28 – Introduction to email
    June 4 – Introduction to social media
    June 11 – Introduction to iPads

    Sessions are free, run for 2 hours and cater for 8 people. Bookings are essential as there are loads of keen learners.

    Ultimo Library
    Tuesdays, 10.30pm to 12.30pm

    Tuesday 7 May to Tuesday 11 June 2019

  • Adobe Creative Classes: Photoshop
    Thursday 16 May 2019
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    About Photoshop
    If you can think it, you can make it with Photoshop CC, the world’s best imaging and design app. Create and enhance photographs, illustrations and 3D artwork. Design websites and mobile apps. Edit videos, simulate real-life paintings and more. It’s everything you need to make any idea real.

    Photoshop Beginners
    This Adobe Photoshop course will provide an introduction to this powerful image manipulation tool. Get hands on with Adobe Photoshop to make selections, create basic shapes, add text, resize images and prepare images for use in print and the web.

    Thursday 16 May, 6pm-8pm, Surry Hills Library
    Saturday 8 June, 11.30am-3.30pm, Customs House Library

    Photoshop Intermediate
    Take your skills to the next level with this intermediate Adobe Photoshop course. Learn powerful photo editing techniques, make and refine your selections, retouch and repair images, add adjustment layer effects, create colour and lighting adjustments. Add finishing touches to create images for web and print.

    Thursday 23 May, 6pm-8pm, Surry Hills Library
    Wednesday 29 May, 6pm-8pm, Green Square Library

    Photoshop Advanced
    This Adobe Photoshop course will provide you with the more advanced aspects of the program. Take your images to the next level, learn how to master layer masks, advanced retouching techniques on skin, create custom shapes, adjust colour and brightness to add finishing touches to your photographs.

    Wednesday 13 March, 6pm-8pm, Surry Hills Library
    Thursday 30 May, 6pm-8pm, Surry Hills Library

    All classes are held in our library public computer training rooms.

    Continue using your Photoshop skills at the library after the class. Access is free for library members.

    Class costs:
    2-hour workshop $50. Concession $40.
    4-hour workshop $100. Concession $80.

    Participants must be over 16 years old to attend.

    City of Sydney Library
    Thursday 16 May 2019 from 6pm to 8pm
    Saturday 8 June 2019 from 10.30am to 12.30pm
    Thursday 23 May 2019 from 6pm to 8pm
    Wednesday 29 May 2019 from 6pm to 8pm
    Wednesday 13 March 2019 from 6pm to 8pm
    Saturday 30 March 2019 from 6pm to 8pm
    Thursday 30 May 2019 from 6pm to 8pm
  • Adobe Creative Classes: InDesign
    Tuesday 21 May 2019
  • Event details

    About InDesign
    The industry-leading page design and layout app lets you create, preflight and publish beautiful documents for print and digital media. InDesign has everything you need to make posters, books, digital magazines, eBooks, interactive PDFs and more.

    InDesign Beginners
    This Adobe InDesign Beginners course will introduce you to this powerful page layout application. You will be taken from the basics through to the skills necessary to create a document with text and images ready for print and digital material.

    Saturday 1 June, 11.30pm-3.30pm, Customs House Library

    InDesign Intermediate
    In this Adobe InDesign intermediate course you will take your InDesign skills to the next level. Building on your essential skills, you will create more complex documents and work with a variety of palettes and tools to further understand the capabilities of this high-end application.

    Tuesday 21 May, 6pm-8pm, Green Square Library

    InDesign Advanced
    This Adobe InDesign Course will provide you with the more advanced aspects of the program. Produce professional designs and layouts. Extend your skills to the next level.

    All classes are held in our library public computer training rooms.

    Continue using your InDesign skills at the library after the class. Access is free for library members.

    Class costs:
    2-hour workshop $50. Concession $40.
    4-hour workshop $100. Concession $80.

    Participants must be over 16 years old to attend.

    City of Sydney Library
    Tuesday 21 May 2019 from 6pm to 8pm
    Saturday 1 June 2019 from 11.30am to 3.30pm
  • Tech Savvy Seniors @ Customs House
    Wednesday 5 June 2019
  • Book now

    This free series funded by the Telstra Foundation and FACS is designed to help older people gain confidence in basic computer and digital skills.

    Book in for the small group sessions below:

    Introduction to computers
    This workshop covers what a computer is, it’s components and how it’s operated. You’ll learn to use a mouse and keyboard and then road test your skills to create your first document.

    Introduction to internet part 1
    Become familiar with how to access and surf the web so you can go home, sign up for an internet service and hang out on the www’s yourself.

    Introduction to internet part 2
    We’ll look at ways to make web navigation a breeze and seek out video and music add-ons. You’ll leave knowing how to keep yourself safe online and tips for the best sites.

    Introduction to email
    Keep connected to family and friends with email. We’ll walk you through setting up a free Gmail email account and how to send, read and reply to your emails.

    Online shopping and banking part 1
    From booking a holiday to buying groceries, we’ll take you through the process of buying something and how to stay safe banking and shopping online.

    Introduction to online shopping and banking part 2
    Following on from part 1, find out how you can save time paying bills online and learn how to browse, buy and sell using websites like eBay and about payment options like PayPal.

    Introduction to social media
    Get sharp with social media’s famous three: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. We’ll take you through a run-down of which social media to use and when.

    Introduction to iPads
    We’ll walk you through the techy world of the tablet and get you up and running on this handy device.

    Customs House Library
    Wednesdays, 11am to 1pm

    Wednesday 5 June to Wednesday 24 July 2019

  • Adobe Creative Classes: Illustrator
    Saturday 15 June 2019
  • Event details

    About Illustrator
    The industry standard vector graphics app lets you create logos, icons, drawings, typography and illustrators for print, web, video and mobile.

    Illustrator Beginners
    This Adobe Illustrator course will provide an introduction to this powerful vector graphics application. Become familiar with illustrator’s interface, typography and selection tools to create artwork of any size.

    Thursday 21 March, 10.30am-2.30pm, Customs House Library
    Saturday 23 March, 12:30pm-2:30pm Kings Cross Library
    Thursday 15 June, 10.30am-12.30pm, Customs House Library

    Illustrator Intermediate
    Take your skills to the next level with this intermediate Adobe Illustrator course. Create precise vector artwork with no loss of quality using Adobe illustrator’s sophisticated drawing tools.

    Saturday 23 March, 12.30pm-2.30pm Kings Cross Library

    Illustrator Advanced
    This Adobe Illustrator course will use the advanced features of the program. Learn the trace function, effects, brush and pattern libraries. Expand your knowledge on this popular vector graphics application.

    20 March, 6pm to 8pm at Surry Hills Library

    All classes are held in our library public computer training rooms.

    Continue using your Illustrator skills at the library after the class. Access is free for library members.

    Class costs:
    2-hour workshop $50. Concession $40.
    4-hour workshop $100. Concession $80.

    Participants must be over 16 years old to attend.

    City of Sydney Library
    Wednesday 20 March 2019 from 6pm to 8pm
    Saturday 23 March 2019 from 10am to 2.30pm
    Thursday 21 March 2019 from 10am to 2pm
    Saturday 15 June 2019 from 10.30am to 12.30pm

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Last updated: Tuesday, 31 July 2018