The LAB is our new collaborative learning space at Wollongong Central Library. Join us for one of our many Get Skilled workshops, or drop-in to one of our exciting monthly programs.
What's on in The LAB
Sewing machines are now available for use in The Lab!
Book a one-on-one sewing machine safety induction where you will learn to safely thread the needle, wind the bobbin, change the stitch and use the pedal. Sessions available on 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, 10am-12noon.
For those who have completed a safety induction, sewing machines are available to book on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month between 5.30 - 8pm.
To book a safety induction or sewing machine please contact Wollongong Central Library on (02) 4227 7414
3D Printers are coming soon to The LAB!
Join us for one of our tech classes or one-on-one sessions to help you build your technology skills. Get skilled covers:
Basic computer skills
Introduction to tablets
Introduction to eBooks
Cyber safety, online shopping and banking
Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more
Introduction to smartphones
In partnership with SSI (Settlement Services International) free employment workshops for job seekers aged 18 to 55 will be run in The LAB. Participants will receive help in:
- Setting up online job search accounts
- Job search sessions
- Applying for vacant positions online
- Resume and cover letter writing
- Face to face and phone etiquette
- Job interview tips
Workshops will run every Tuesday from 3 - 5pm and Thursday from 10 - 12noon.
To book your place contact Wollongong Central Library on (02) 4227 7414
FINANCIAL PLANNING - SAVER PLUS
In partnership with The Smith Family a free ten month matched savings and financial education program that assists people on lower incomes to strengthen their financial skills, develop a savings habit and save for educational costs with be running in The LAB. The program, Saver Plus, encourages saving by matching their savings dollar for dollar, up to $500 that can be used to pay for education costs such as school uniforms, swimming lessons, computers, textbooks, music tuition and school excursions.
To join Saver Plus you must:
- Have a Centrelink Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card
- Be at least 18 years old
- Have some regular income from work (you or your partner)
- Have a child at school or attend vocational education yourself
For more information or to book in please contact Laura Wilson on 0427 439 234 or visit www.thesmithfamily.com.au