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Brimbank Libraries

Programs &

Computer Classes

April-June

2015

Libraries

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Programs for Children

Baby Bounce

A pre-literacy program that encourages parents to sing songs and rhymes to their babies. For parents with 0 to 18 month old children. Sessions run for 30 minutes.

• Deer Park: Thursdays, 10.30am • Keilor Village: Tuesdays, 2pm • St Albans: Wednesdays, 10.30am • Sunshine: Thursdays, 10.30am • Sydenham: Thursdays, 10.30am

Toddler Storytime

Weekly sessions for children aged 18 to 36 months. Toddler Storytime stimulates language development in a fun environment. Sessions start at 10.30am and run for 30 minutes.

• Deer Park: Mondays • St Albans: Thursdays • Sunshine: Fridays • Sydenham: Wednesdays

Preschool Storytime

Weekly sessions for children aged three to five years. Each 30 minute session includes stories, songs and rhymes. Join in the fun and make coming to Storytime part of your weekly routine. All sessions start at 10.30am.

• Deer Park: Wednesdays and Fridays • Keilor Village: Wednesdays • St Albans: Mondays

• Sunshine: Mondays and Wednesdays • Sydenham: Mondays and Fridays

Learn English Through Storytime

A special storytime for parents and children to practise English through stories, songs and rhymes. Sessions start at 10.30am and run for 30 minutes.

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Saturday Storytime

A weekend storytime session for children to enjoy stories, songs and rhymes together. Sessions start at 10.30am and run for 30 minutes.

• Sunshine: Every Saturday

From Saturday 18 April - Saturday 20 June

Bedtime Storytime

Preschool aged children can come in their pyjamas and bring along a favourite soft toy to enjoy stories, songs and rhymes. Sessions start at 6.30pm and run for 30 minutes.

• Sunshine: First Thursday of the month 7 May, 4 June

• Sydenham: First Wednesday of the month 6 May, 3 June

Bilingual Storytime

Stories, songs and rhymes for parents and children up to five years in Mandarin/English and Vietnamese/English. • Deer Park: Mandarin/English

Wednesdays, 11.15-11.45am • St Albans: Vietnamese/English Mondays, 11-11.30am • Sunshine: Vietnamese/English Thursdays, 11-11.30am Literacy Planet intrepica.com.au/libraries.html Learn English literacy the fun way! LiteracyPlanet is an engaging learning environment perfect for English literacy development.

Kids Featured eResource

Find more great eResources at: brimbanklibraries.vic.gov.au

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School Holiday Programs

Fun events for five to 13-year-olds are held at Brimbank Libraries during school holidays. There is no charge but bookings are essential as places are limited. Program information is generally available four weeks before the end of school term.

After School Games Clubs

Come along and join in the after school fun with games, craft and other activities. Challenge your friends and new players with board and other fun games. For five to 12-year-olds. Clubs start at 4pm and run for one hour.

• Deer Park: Gamesters! – Mondays • Keilor Village: Keilor Kids – Thursdays • St Albans: Friday Activity Zone – Fridays • Sunshine: Children’s Corner – Thursdays

• Sydenham: Game On! – Mondays & Krafty Kids –Thursdays

Lego Club

A weekly Lego Club for seven to 12-year-olds. Children can build and display their finished works in the library. Lego supplied. • Deer Park: Tuesdays, 4-5pm

• Sunshine: Tuesdays, 4-5pm • St Albans: Saturdays, 2-3pm • Sydenham: Saturdays, 11-11.45am

Children’s Book Club

Enjoy fun book related activities. Suitable for primary school aged children.

Sydenham: Last Wednesday of the month, 4-4.45pm 29 April, 27 May, 24 June

Drop In Resume Help

Open to anyone who needs basic advice and helpful tips on how to present their resume. Bring in your current resume for formatting tips, assistance with saving it to disk for future editing, adding it as an attachment to an email or uploading it to a job seeking website.

Deer Park: Fridays, 11.30am-1pm Sunshine: Mondays, 11.30am-1pm St Albans: Tuesdays, 2-4pm Sydenham: Thursdays, 5.30-7.30pm

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Programs for Youth

Playstation and Wii

Sunshine and Deer Park libraries have Playstation 3 and Wiis, and Sydenham Library has a Wii. Use your library card to book a half hour to play games in the library. Tournaments are held during school holidays.

Study Support for Young People

The library provides a range of facilities, resources and services for students including:

• Computer and Internet access at no charge (bookings are essential)

• WiFi Internet access at no charge and with no time limit • Study areas

• VCE reference and for loan text book collections • Access to online encyclopaedias, newspapers, journal

articles and learning English

• Friendly staff to help you find the information you need • VCE Study Revision sessions with experienced tutors are

held throughout the year.

Over $3,500 in prizes to be won!

Entries open Monday 1 June 2015

For more information email: writersfestival@brimbank.vic.gov.au A short story, poetry and songwriting competition

B R I M B A N K

Writers

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Programs for Adults

Practise Your English

Weekly sessions for adults who speak English as a second language. Come along and practise your conversation and listening skills in a relaxed environment.

Deer Park: Wednesdays, 1-2pmSt Albans: Wednesdays, 6.30-7.30pmSunshine: Fridays, 1-2pm

Sydenham: Mondays, 6-7pm

Conversation Club

Come along and talk about the issues of the day or your favourite hobby. It’s a great way to meet people who enjoy stimulating conversation on a range of topics. Morning tea is provided.

St Albans Coffee & Chat:

Last Thursday of the month, 11.30am-12.15pm 30 April, 28 May, 25 June

Sunshine Third Wednesday Conversation Club: Third Wednesday of the month, 11am-12noon 15 April, 20 May, 17 June

Sydenham Conversation Club: Wednesdays, 1.30-2.30pm

Games Clubs

St Albans: Chess and Checkers for All Join us for cards and board games such as Chess, Backgammon and Scrabble. Everyone is welcome. Saturdays, 11am-12noon

Gamers @ Sunshine Library

Bring along your phone/tablet/laptop device loaded with your favourite games to play with your friends!

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Book Groups

Open age book groups for booklovers to meet and discuss the latest bestsellers or old favourites. New members always welcome.

Keilor Village: First Thursday of the month, 2-3pm 2 April, 7 May, 4 June

Sunshine: First Monday of the month, 11am-12noon 6 April, 4 May, 1 June

Sydenham: Last Tuesday of the month, 2-3pm 28 April, 26 May, 30 June

Sip ‘n’ Stitch

Bring your own craft project and join our social craft group. Tea and coffee provided.

Sydenham:

First and third Thursday of the month, 11.30am-12.30pm 2 and 16 April, 7 and 21 May, 4 and 18 June

Cyber Seniors Computer Group

For seniors interested in learning more about computers and computer applications in a friendly and informal setting. A basic understanding of how to use a computer is required.

Sunshine:

Second Wednesday of the month, 11am-12noon 8 April, 13 May, 10 June

Sydenham:

Last Wednesday of the month, 11am-12noon 29 April, 27 May, 24 June

Have you visited the new Learning Hub?

The Learning Hub is a portal for learning resources for the community. It will include links to resources, research papers and free online courses, homework clubs, English classes, computer classes – anything that has a learning focus and is free or low cost to the community.

Visit the Learning Hub:

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EResources at Brimbank Libraries

Visit www.brimbanklibraries.vic.gov.au to access these resources.

Learn a Language

• Mango Languages

An interactive website and mobile app to help you learn English and 50+ other languages.

• Rosetta Stone (Only available in the library) Begin learning English at your own pace using this multimedia program.

For more English learning resources, visit our website: brimbanklibraries.vic.gov.au

Reading

• BorrowBox and OverDrive

Download a range of free eAudiobooks and eBooks. • Brimbank Bookshelf

Read the latest book review or submit your own! • Who Else Writes Like?

Discover authors who write like your favourite author. • Whichbook

A unique site for choosing what to read. Use special search filters to help you find a great read.

• Books in Print

Search for titles similar to books you already enjoy. Lots of search filters and tags for fiction and non-fiction titles.

Newspapers and magazines

• Press Display

Read today’s newspapers from over 75 countries in over 35 languages.

• Onlinenewspapers.com

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• General OneFile

A good study resource and one-stop source for media articles and academic journals on a wide range of topics. • Zinio

Download free digital magazines to your devices or read them from your PC.

Family History

• Ancestry (Only available in the library)

Research your family history, browse census records and start building your family tree.

Reference

• Britannica Online

An encyclopedia for students of all ages. • Carter’s Antiques

The definitive Australian price guide on antiques, collectables, retro, vintage and 20th century design. • The Computer School

Download easy to follow computer tutorials for beginners. • InfoBase eBooks

Read online anywhere, covering subjects like travel, animals, medicine, the supernatural and more. • Trove

Find book titles held at libraries Australia wide. Also access Australian newspapers as far back as 1803, and the Australian Women’s Weekly from 1933-1982.

Software at Brimbank Libraries*

• Adobe Design Suite: Deer Park, Sunshine

• Adobe Photoshop: Deer Park, St Albans, Sydenham • Boardmaker: Deer Park, St Albans, Sunshine • Comic Life 2: All Brimbank Libraries • Rosetta Stone Learn English: Deer Park,

St Albans, Sunshine and Sydenham *On dedicated library PC’s

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Computer Classes

All students receive a manual to take home. The cost for each class is $10 or $5 for concession. Bookings and payment must be made in person prior to attending class. You can book at any Brimbank library. Please note that 48 hours notice is required for cancellations and rescheduling, and 7 days notice is required for refunds.

Basic Classes

Our basic classes are ideal if you have no prior experience with computers. Classes run for two hours with hands-on activities.

Basic Computer Skills

For absolute beginners. Learn how to use the mouse and keyboard, how to create and save documents and how to use Windows. • Deer Park: Tuesday 12 May, 2-4pm Monday 1 June, 1-3pm Thursday 11 June, 1-3pm Keilor Village:

Tuesday 14 April, 10am-12noon Tuesday 19 May, 10am-12noon • St Albans:

Thursday 23 April, 1-3pm Friday 22 May, 1-3pm Tuesday 2 June, 1-3pm • Sunshine:

Wednesday 22 April, 11am-1pm Friday 8 May, 1-3pm Monday 18 May, 5.30-7.30pm Wednesday 10 June, 5.30-7.30pm Friday 26 June, 1-3pm • Sydenham: Monday 27 April, 5.30-7.30pm Monday 4 May, 1-3pm Friday 29 May, 1-3pm Thursday 18 June, 1-3pm Thursday 25 June, 11am-1pm

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Basic Internet

Learn how to search the Internet and navigate between web pages. You will also learn about Internet security and how to save pictures and files.

• Deer Park:

Monday 11 May, 1-3pm Thursday 25 June, 1-3pm • Keilor Village:

Monday 20 April, 10am-12noon • St Albans:

Thursday 14 May, 11am-1pm Sunshine:

Thursday 30 April, 5.30-7.30pm Thursday 28 May, 10am-12noon Friday 5 June, 10am-12noon • Sydenham:

Wednesday 22 April, 10am-12noon Wednesday 20 May, 5.30-7.30pm Wednesday 24 June, 1-3pm

Introductory Specialist Classes

Introduction to Gmail

Learn how to sign up, write and send emails, add attachments and how to organise your inbox. Please have a mobile phone available for class for signing up.

Deer Park:

Thursday 7 May, 1-3pm • Keilor Village:

Tuesday 28 April, 10am-12noon • St Albans:

Wednesday 17 June, 11am-1pm • Sunshine:

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Introduction to Excel

Learn how to build a spreadsheet, add formulas and use cell references. • St Albans: Wednesday 15 April, 1-3pm • Sunshine: Thursday 18 June, 1-3pm • Sydenham:

Saturday 9 May, 10am-12noon Saturday 27 June, 10am-12noon

Introduction to eBay buying and selling

Learn basic techniques in buying and selling goods online safely. To book into this class you need to have an eBay account. Bring your PayPal password.

• Deer Park:

Thursday 28 May, 5.30-7.30pm • St Albans:

Friday 12 June, 10am-12noon • Sunshine:

Friday 1 May, 1-3pm • Sydenham:

Saturday 18 April, 10am-12noon

Introduction to Powerpoint

Learn how to create and share high impact presentations. • Deer Park:

Wednesday 29 April, 1-3pm • Keilor Village:

Thursday 14 May, 10am-12noon • St Albans:

Tuesday 16 June, 1-3pm • Sydenham:

Saturday 16 May, 10am-12noon

Introduction to Photoshop

Make your ordinary photos extraordinary with Adobe Photoshop. Learn to crop, remove blemishes and fix discolouration. This class runs over 2 weeks; cost is $20/$10 concession.

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• Sydenham:

Friday 15 and 22 May, 1-3pm

Saturday 6 and 20 June, 10am-12noon

Introduction to Web Design

Create a website using a free online program. Great for small businesses, community groups and people who are self employed.

• Deer Park:

Thursday 21 May, 1-3pm • Keilor Village:

Tuesday 23 June, 10am-12noon • Sydenham:

Friday 1 May, 1-3pm

Introduction to Android

Learn the basics to help you navigate through your android device, apps and more. Bring your own devices.

• Deer Park:

Thursday 23 April, 1-3pm • Sunshine:

Friday 17 April, 11am-1pm

Introduction to iPad

Learn the basics to help you navigate through your device, apps and more. Bring your own devices (iPads may be available upon request). • Deer Park Monday 15 June, 1-3pm • St Albans: Tuesday 12 May, 1-3pm • Sunshine: Wednesday 24 June, 1-3pm • Sydenham:

Friday 17 April, 11am-1pm

No Charge Programs

Introduction to Facebook

Connect with family and friends through Facebook. Learn how to sign up, make and respond to posts and share photos. A basic understanding of how to use a computer is required.

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• Deer Park:

Thursday 16 April, 1-3pm • Keilor Village:

Friday 19 June, 10am-12noon • St Albans:

Wednesday 6 May, 10am-12noon • Sunshine:

Wednesday 13 May, 5.30-7.30pm

Free eAudio and eBooks at Brimbank Libraries

Learn how to access free eAudiobooks, eBooks and eMagazines through BorrowBox, Zinio and OverDrive. Bring your library card and mobile device. • Sydenham:

Monday 25 May, 1-3pm

Keyboard and Mouse Skills

This class will introduce you to the basics of using a keyboard and mouse.

St Albans:

Tuesday 26 May, 1-2pm

Cyber Seniors Computer Group

For seniors interested in learning more about computers and computer applications in a friendly and informal setting. A basic understanding of how to use a computer is required.

Sunshine:

Second Wednesday of the month, 11am-12noon • Sydenham:

Last Wednesday of the month, 11am-12noon

E-HELP!

Need help getting started with your new Apple or Android device, including how to share photos? Book into a 15 minute, 1-on-1 session with a library staff member.

Bring your mobile device and cable.

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Deer Park Library Corner Neale and Station Roads Deer Park 3023 T: 9249 4660

Keilor Village Library Kennedy Street Keilor 3036 T: 9249 4670 St Albans Library 71A Alfrieda Street St Albans 3021 T: 9249 4650 Brimbank Libraries Sunshine Library McCracken Street Sunshine 3020 T: 9249 4640 Sydenham Library 1 Station Street

Watergardens Town Centre Taylors Lakes 3038 T: 9249 4680

Download eBooks, eMagazines and eAudiobooks onto your mobile device or computer for free!

All you need is a Brimbank Libraries membership card. Browse 1,000s of titles available through BorrowBox, OverDrive and Zinio through the Brimbank Libraries website.

For more information, ask our friendly library staff or visit brimbanklibraries.vic.gov.au

eBooks, eMagazines and eAudiobooks

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Brimbank City Council

Customer Service Centres

Sunshine: 6-18 Alexandra Avenue, Sunshine Keilor: 704B Old Calder Highway, Keilor Sydenham: Station Street, Taylors Lakes Contact us

Telephone: 9249 4000

Email: info@brimbank.vic.gov.au

Post: PO Box 70 Sunshine VIC 3020

Website: www.brimbank.vic.gov.au

TTY dial 133 677 or Speak & Listen 1300 555 727 or www.iprelay.com.au, then enter 03 9249 4000

brimbanklibraries.vic.gov.au

Visit our website to:

• • Get the latest news on programs and events.

• • Access reference information with eBooks

and databases.

• • Get ideas for your next read.

Find us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

My Brimbank App

Scan now or visit Council’s website to download the My Brimbank App

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