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30 March, 2022

Gilgandra Shire Library News - March 29

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Point Blank Writers’ Group

Point Blank Writers’ Group met at the library recently for a workshop on writing about memories. Some funny, touching, and even powerful stories were shared. Please contact the library if you would like to come along and share our love of words and writing.

Telstra Tech Savvy Seniors

At Tech Savvy Seniors last week, we continued to learn about online shopping, and commenced learning about social media, using phones and tablets. There was time for plenty of questions and problem solving.

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. If you would like to join us for future sessions, please contact the library.

After-school activities

At Designs From Your Mind LEGO® Club last week, we made movies! Using the magic of ‘stopmotion’ technology we were able to create some cool film sequences.

First, we created a scene using our LEGO® bricks and figurines, then began taking photos, making sure that we only made small movements to the scene before taking another photo and playing them all together to create a movie. We had some amazing backgrounds, volcanos, under-water and city settings and some great action occurring in our films. Our video compilation of all the movies was posted last week on our Facebook page.

At Code Club, after working hard for six weeks on learning the basics of Scratch coding, our coders completed the first level of Scratch last week. Their game, Boat Race encompasses all that they have learned in the first level, with some challenges at the end that required them to problem solve without guided instruction. We then began some hands-on work, using the expansion kit of the library’s EV3 and beginning the enormous task of building a robotic elephant. Building the robot will be fun but coding it to make it walk and to move its trunk will be our final goal. Watch this space for more developments on our robot! Code Club is a fun program that runs every Thursday, and DFYM LEGO® Club runs every Tuesday. The number of participants per session is eight children, so bookings are essential.

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