Join the Seniors Week celebrations at Sunshine Coast Libraries


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From free DNA sessions to morning and afternoon teas, there is something for everyone at Sunshine Coast Council Libraries during Seniors Week from 17-25 August.

In recognition of the contribution our seniors make, council has partnered with the community to highlight Seniors Week.

Community Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said our libraries are the perfect place to be during Seniors Week.

“I encourage our ‘young at heart’ library members to join the celebrations happening across the region,” Cr McKay said.

“There will be lots of activities to choose from, including free It’s in the DNA information sessions, the As I Age interactive chalkboards, and the Casablanca film event.

“And of course Seniors Week celebrations would not be complete without a morning or afternoon tea.”

Seniors week events at Sunshine Coast Libraries

·         It’s in the DNA – where do you come from events
Join Ann Swain from Queensland Family History Society Inc. as she takes you through the basics of where you come from. Find out how DNA testing can extend your family history, learn how to decipher the test results and discover the three main types of genetic genealogy DNA tests. These sessions are funded by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services and supported by Council on the Ageing Queensland. The sessions are free, but registration is essential. Morning or afternoon tea provided by Community Planning and Development.

·         As I Age chalkboard
Due to popular demand, the As I Age interactive modular chalkboards will return to Beerwah and Coolum libraries, providing an opportunity for seniors to join in a conversation by writing statements and thoughts about the journey of ageing.

·         Casablanca at the Movies
Celebrate Seniors Week at the movies. Take a trip down memory lane with the all-time classic film Casablanca starring Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart. This 1942 Academy award-winning romantic drama created an enduring legacy in motion pictures which is still enjoyed today. Tickets are $5 per person and includes a free choc top icecream. Registration essential.

·         getStarted with Facebook, TV streaming and Pinterest sessions
Come along to a variety of getStarted classes designed to help beginners develop basic skills in a range of areas. Whether you’re into DIY projects, food, fashion, craft, home styling or more you’ll learn how to discover some great inspiration on Pinterest.

You can even learn how to access free to air channels online such as 9Now, 7Plus, TenPlay and more with TV streaming group learning sessions. Explore paid online entertainment options including Netflix and Stan, plus free Kanopy and Beamafilm eMovies from Libraries.

If you’ve ever wanted to get on Facebook, join library staff in a group session to discover the basic skills every beginner needs to start. Learn how to open a Facebook account, navigate settings, find friends and create posts. To find a getStarted session that suits you, visit the library website

For all the event details and to register visit the library website or call 5475 8989.

You can also explore the range of other Seniors Week events happening across the Sunshine Coast via council’s website

Community Literature & Libraries Seniors Sunshine Coast Council

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