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Be Connected: All about apps and online hobbies

State Library of Queensland QLD South Brisbane

Wednesday September 4th - Friday September 13th

Be Connected is a free Australian Government initiative helping older adults to get the most out going online.

All about apps and online Hobbies

Come along to our early September sessions to get some great ideas on “apps”, where to get them and how to make the most of them. We then look at possible online resources for hobbies, fun and education, and suggest some apps and sites which may fit your interests. These include the Google suite of products: Maps, Earth and Arts and Culture, resources for the aspiring online blogger, and online learning. Morning tea is included.

Be Connected gives older adults an opportunity to participate in fun, free learning sessions that will increasing their confidence, skills, and knowledge to get online using everyday technology such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and computers.

There is a broad range of topics on offer from learning the absolute basics, getting to know your devices and how to get started online, to connecting with family, online hobbies such as researching your family history and most importantly, how to stay safe online.

State Library of Queensland is part of the Be Connected network and will deliver Be Connected learning session’s onsite Wednesdays and Fridays from 10.00am till 12.30pm, morning tea will be included. Each month we will focus on different learning topics (listed below) and you can book into as many sessions as you like.

Be Connected Learning Program can help you learn:

  • the basics and realise the full potential of going online
  • to be safe while you’re online
  • how you can use technology to talk to or see family and friends who live far away
  • how you can find new or old friends who share your interests and hobbies
  • to keep up-to-date with what’s happening in your community and around the world
  • how to shop online, safely and securely, without leaving home.

If you would like to find out more please contact (07) 3842 9058 or

Meet on the Ground floor, training room (meet at main entrance)

Cost = free


  • Wednesday September 4th
  • Friday September 6th
  • Friday September 13th


10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Venue: State Library of Queensland

Location: Stanley Place , South Brisbane QLD 4101

Organiser: State Library of Queensland

Phone: (07) 3842 9058