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Online eSafety Webinars

Through our partnership with BeConnected, Shire of Dardanup Library Services is offering free webinar presentations to help our community stay safer online.

It’s our way of helping those keen to improve their computer skills, but want help addressing online safety concerns.

Join us online to learn about these eSafety essentials that will help you navigate the online world with confidence:

All about data and WiFi 11 November 7:30 am Book Now
How to spot a scam 12 November 11:30 am Book Now
Stay safe on Facebook 21 November 11:00 am Book Now
Connecting to others 16 December 7:30 am Book Now

Remember bookings are limited so don’t miss out!

Are you new to webinars?

Here’s some helpful information on what a webinar is, how to join, and what you can expect.

Rising Stars of Crime Fiction

Thursday 5 November – 6.00pm

Join journalist Katherine Firkin (Sticks and Stones), literary agent and comedian Benjamin Stevenson (Either Side of Midnight) and youth counsellor Kyle Perry (The Bluffs).

Katherine, Benjamin and Kyle will virtually unite to discuss their respective novels and publishing journeys, themes they explore, how their professions have contributed to their books and how our rapidly changing world affects their writing.

Register now for this unique event and a link and instructions will be sent to you prior to the discussion.

PLEASE NOTE: You do not need a Zoom account to join, but users on a mobile device (phone or tablet) will need to download the app through the App Store or GooglePlay store. Desktop and laptop users can join via the link.

If you have any questions you would like to ask Katherine, Benjamin and Kyle, please email with “Questions for Rising Stars” in the subject line.

We look forward to seeing you online!

This event is made possible by Shire of Dardanup Library Services and Public Libraries WA, in partnership with Penguin Random House Publishing.


Tech Thursdays

Thursdays from 10:00am

Whether you’ve just bought your first computer or you need to brush up on using your digital device, Tech Thursdays will have something for you.

Each week we explore different aspects of using computers, from the very basics to using social media. Some of the topics we cover are:

  • The absolute basics: New to computers? This is the perfect place to start. Learn the essentials of how to use a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone and find out how you can access the internet.
  • Getting started online: Navigating the online world can be a little tricky at first, but this course will teach you some essential skills to getting started online.
  • Staying safe online: Protect your personal information and money with hints and tips to help you stay safer online.
  • Using your device: This topic will teach you the basic functions of a keyboard, mouse and computer, including how to change settings and manage your files.
  • Connecting with others: Need a helping hand with video calls? Find out how to get set up from your phone, tablet or computer.
  • All about data: Everything you need to know about data: what it is, how it’s measured and hints and tips on how to get the most out of your data allowance at home, out and about or overseas.
  • WiFi and Mobile networks: How do you set up a Wi-Fi network to use the internet at home? Is it safe to connect to public Wi-Fi? We answer these questions and more in these courses.
  • Online hobbies: Time for a bit of fun. Learn how you can build your family tree, travel to places far and wide without leaving your chair, and how to create your very own blog to share your experiences and knowledge.

Tech Thursdays is presented in conjunction with the Australian Government’s BeConnected program, aimed at getting every Australian online.

See us at Spring Out

Come along and visit our stall at this year’s Spring Out Festival on Sunday 18 October.

We will have some fun kids’ activities and story time. Our library staff will also be giving demonstrations on how to use our online library catalogue from home plus answering any other questions you may have.

Register your interest now by visiting the Spring Out Festival events page.

Mobile Library Service

Shire of Dardanup Mobile Library service now available.

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