Online and digital skills set to be boosted by Logan Pop Up Festival

Logan residents will be able to improve their digital skills and online confidence through a special festival this month.

Go Digi and Logan City Council Libraries are partnering with community organisations across the Logan area to host the Go Digi Pop Up Festival as part of the National Year of Digital Inclusion.

Pop Up Festivals have already been run in Victoria, Tasmania and Western Australia with great success and now it is Logan’s turn.

Go Digi Partners in Logan include YFS, Access Community Services, Logan Area Committee on the Ageing (LACOTA) and David’s Computer Literary Education Program.

The digital learning events to be held in Logan as part of the festival include:

  • Digital games for young and old, as part of International Games Day, which is also celebrated in libraries across Logan and around the world on 19 November. This will include a special Bee Bot floor robot games session for toddlers at Greenbank Library.
  • Technology help for young and old on 18 November including a Let’s Get Digital session at Beenleigh Library for young people, covering how to make computer games and program a robot; 3D modelling with Tinkercad at Logan Hyperdome Library (all ages); Pop Up Robotics for Adults (Ozobots) at Logan Hyperdome Library and Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland sessions at a number of our libraries.

To keep informed about events during the Digital Festival visit www.godigi.org.au  or Logan City Council Libraries events page for library specific events for the festival: www.loganlibraries.org.  

Friday, 18 November, 2016

Introduction to Social Media Part 1

Learn about the internet's most popular social media applications, including what they are and what they can do.

10.30 - 11.30am
Beenleigh Library
Crete Street, Beenleigh QLD 4207

Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland: Introduction to Online Shopping and Banking: Part 2

Learn the basics of online shopping: how to find things to buy, where to buy from, and how to make payments safely over the internet

1.00 - 3.00pm
Marsden Library
35 Chambers Flat Road, Marsden QLD 4132

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Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland: Introduction to the Internet: Part 1

Learn the very basics of the internet: how it works, how to get online and how to surf the web.

1.30 - 3.30pm
Logan West Library
69 Grand Plaza Drive, Browns Plains QLD 4118

Social Media Tips for Parents

Our children use social media to share their lives with friends, family and sometimes people they don’t know.

1.30 - 2.30pm
Logan Central Library
26 Wilbur Street, Logan Central QLD 4114

Experiment with Ozobots and learn how to code and play with these small line following robots.

2.00 - 3.00pm
Logan Hyperdome Library
66-70 Mandew Street, Shailer Park QLD 4128

Let's Get Digital

Always wanted to make your own computer games? Or program a robot? Come and learn how.

3.00 - 4.00pm
Beenleigh Library
Crete Street, Beenleigh QLD 4207

LEGO Storystarter Workshop

Use LEGO and LEGO Storystarter software to begin writing your own LEGO adventure. For ages 5 to 12.

3.00 - 4.00pm
Logan Central Library
26 Wilbur Street, Logan Central QLD 4114

Saturday, 19 November

Saturday 19 November is International Games Day in libraries around the world. There will be new and old games, including card games, board games or online games for all the family to play.

Come along to your local library and participate in the international events of Minecraft Hunger Games or Global Gossip Game. (LISA, I have grouped all library events to do with World Games Day under here).

Enjoy International Games Day at your local Logan Library:

International Games Day @ your Library

9.00am - 12noon
Jimboomba Library
18-22 Honora Street, Jimboomba QLD 4280

International Games Day @ your Library

9.00am - 12noon
Logan Village Library
Wharf Street, Logan Village QLD 4207

International Games Day @ your Library

9.00am - 4.00pm
Logan Central Library
26 Wilbur Street, Logan Central QLD 4114

International Games Day @ your Library

10.00am - 4.00pm
Logan North Library
Sports Drive, Underwood QLD 4119

10.00am - 4.00pm
Marsden Library
35 Chambers Flat Road, Marsden QLD 4132

International Games Day @ your Library

11.00am - 4.00pm
Beenleigh Library
Crete Street, Beenleigh QLD 4207

International Games Day @ your Library

11.00am - 4.00pm
Logan West Library
69 Grand Plaza Drive, Browns Plains QLD 4118

3D modelling with Tinkercad

Create a Tinkercad account and explore the cool things you can print using the 3D printer. An email address is essential.

2.00pm - 3.00pm
Logan Hyperdome Library
66-70 Mandew Street, Shailer Park QLD 4128

Tech for Toddlers: Beebot Robots

Discover robots, tablets, eb-books and other technologies for young children aged 3 to 5.

10.00am - 11.00am
Greenbank Library
145-167 Teviot Road, Greenbank QLD 4124

Play and learn with Ozobot robots. Can you solve a maze or make your robot dance? For children aged 3 to 5 years.

11.00 - 11:30am
Marsden Library
35 Chambers Flat Road, Marsden QLD 4132

Digital + Cultural Inclusion Transforming Young Lives

Celebrate International Men's Day with United Nations Youth Ambassador & Multicultural Youth Queensland's Cultural Consultant, Paul Joseph.

10.00am- 12noon
Beenleigh Library
Crete Street, Beenleigh QLD 4207

Special Event: Substation33 Open Day - Saturday 19 November

Substation 33 is opening its doors for a gathering of tech minds both new and old.

If you want to get rid of old electronics you can also drop them off here.

Come along and see what happens at YFS’ social enterprise on a daily basis.

Experience 3D printing first-hand; learn how eWaste is disassembled and disposed of & how normal bikes are converted into eBikes

  • Where: 31 Mary Street, Kingston, 4114
  • Time:  9.00am - 2.00pm
  • No bookings required