16 March, 2022
Gilgandra Shire Library News
March 15, 2022
Telstra Tech Savvy Seniors
At Tech Savvy Seniors last week,
we continued to learn about emails,
using phones, tablets, and laptops.
There was time for plenty of questions
and problem solving.
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. If you
would like to join us for future sessions,
please contact the library.
The library has two fun afterschool
activities for children every
week. The first is Designs From Your
Mind LEGO® Club - with a weekly
challenge to get everyone creating,
and free time to build with the
library’s great range of kits. Recently,
our builders took on the challenge of
building a pinball machine.
looked at different designs of pinball
machines made with LEGO® bricks,
deciding whether to build with studs
facing up or not.
Then they had to incorporate
moving levers and obstacles into the
machine, some creative obstacles
were snakes, log piles and motorbikes.
Check out the videos of all our
finished machines on Facebook or
come see them on display at the
library along with the other amazing
things we built this week!
The other activity is Code Club
where we have fun with technology
of all kinds. Last week, we worked on
scratch block coding, learning how to
apply random variables.
were applied to a character’s
movement and positioning, size, wait
time and other functions. With this
new information we created our first
scoring game and amused ourselves
by catching ghosts in the library.
For the hands-on component of
the session, we started building a
Places are limited in both of these
pafter-school programs, so bookings
Point Blank Writers’ Group
Do you like to write?
Our next session
of Point Blank Writers’ Group
will be held this week. All are welcome.
This friendly group is for
adults with a love of words and writing.
We have a writing workshop at
every meeting, and we share stories
This month, we will be writing about our memories