Become a Tech Savvy Senior with Cessnock City Libraries

Published on 19 November 2020

Become a Tech Savvy Senior at Cessnock City Libraries

Cessnock City Libraries are inviting seniors in the Cessnock Local Government Area to take part in their upcoming fun and FREE technology workshops to be held in November and December.

The small and friendly workshops will be conducted by tech expert Jess Jones, who will walk participants through taking the first steps to becoming tech savvy. This will include mastering the smartphone, iPad or tablet, and gaining new skills to help get and stay connected.

The ‘Tech Savvy Seniors’ workshop will be held at Cessnock Library on Thursday 26 November between 10:00am and 12:00pm, and is aimed at people who either have never owned a smartphone or are looking to learn more about their smartphone.

Kurri Kurri Library will host two ‘Be Connected’ workshops. The first, on Thursday 3 December between 10:00am and 12:00pm, will introduce participants to the basics of operating and customising their smartphones, along with tips and tricks for taking the perfect photos. The second workshop on Thursday 10 December between 10:00am and 12:00pm will help iPad and tablet users learn how to get started with setting up their devices, introduce useful features and customised system settings, and much more.

Library Services Co-ordinator, Rose-marie Walters is encouraging local seniors to take advantage of these wonderful opportunities.

“It’s about teaching you that technology isn’t terrifying or to be avoided, but can be an incredibly useful tool when you have the skills to get the most out your device.”

Bookings are essential and can be made online under ‘Events’ at, or by calling Cessnock Library on 4993 4399 or Kurri Kurri Library on 4937 1638.