4 March, 2022
Gilgandra Shire Library News
Tech Savvy Seniors, After school activities, and Summer reading challenge finale
Telstra Tech Savvy Seniors
Last week at our two Tech Savvy Seniors sessions,
everyone set up a new email account and
explored the features, sending and receiving
There was time for plenty of questions and
These sessions are thanks to a
partnership with Telstra, the state government,
and the State Library of NSW, and are for people
with little or no prior experience with technology.
While our current sessions are full, we have a waiting
list for future sessions.
We were seeing twos at DFYM (Designs From
Your Mind - LEGO® Club) last week as we celebrated
the special ‘Twosday’ on Tuesday the
Using our knowledge of the world
around us we thought of things that usually come
in pairs and built them using LEGO® bricks; we
created shoes, eyes, glasses, headphones (with
two earpieces), and a body with two feet, legs,
arms and two heads!
Our builders applied their
mathematical skills to undertake the next task;
builders had to create a 22cm tall number two. We
knew that one brick is 1cm tall so that meant our
number had to be 22 bricks high. It took some skill
to create the curve of the two and to keep it balanced
but we did a great job.
Our display of
“22.2.22” is in the library for everyone to come and
see. Last week at Code Club we continued our
exploration of all the tech available at the library,
with mechanics, coding and logic games on offer.
Our coders finished creating a wind up light, and
tested variations in gear direction and speed,
resulting in impressive results.
We then moved on to Scratch, a block-based
coding program that allows children to create simple
games and animations.
Finally, we played with the Turing-Tumbles, a challenge which encourages logic and problem solving. What will we learn next week? Both activities are free of charge. Places are limited, so bookings are essential.
Summer Reading Challenge finale
The Summer Reading Challenge was finalised
last week, with many readers coming in to collect
their reward bags and certificates.
We are very proud of all the readers who participated!