Introducing... Digital Photography & the Internet

Sutherland Shire Libraries is introducing a new course to our Internet Training program this year - Digital Photography & the Internet.

Photo of a digital camera.Is your Digital Camera mystery to you?
This course is aimed at introducing newcomers to digital cameras to the benefits that digital photography provides. The course includes:
  • an overview of digital cameras and digital photography
  • Tips for taking better pictures - composition, focus and exposure
  • Moving photos from camera to computer
  • Basic editing - crop, resize, etc.
  • Emailing digital photos
  • Internet resources
The Digital Photography & the Internet course will run over 2 two-hour sessions, beginning 27th February, and costs $77. There is a discount for seniors and concession card holders.

For more information or to make a booking please telephone Sutherland Library on 9710 0351.

Book Now for Internet Training

Bookings are now being taken for the Library's Internet Training Program for Term 1 2007.

Sutherland Shire Libraries run Internet Training courses for the public in our Technology Access Centre at Sutherland Library. We run several Internet training courses including Introduction to the Internet & Email (basic) , Internet Searching and Security (advanced) and this term we have introduced a new course - Digital Photography & the Internet (more information in this post).

Check out the dates and times for upcoming courses in our Events Calendar.

All courses are run over 2 two-hour sessions and cost $77 ($66 for seniors/concession card holders).

For more information or to make a booking telephone the Library on 9710 0351.

Survey: We Need Your Advice!

We are considering adding downloadable audio books, music and eflicks to our collection. We would like to know what you think about material that you could download to your PC or mp3 player and whether this type of material would be a valuable addition the Library's collection.

As a result, we would like you to complete a short online survey. The survey will only take a minute or so and we will not ask for any information that could personally identify you.

Complete the Online Survey Now!

The survey consists of short, yes/no type answers only. If you would like to let us know what you think in more detail please leave a comment on this blog post.

Collection Capers: January 2007

Due to too much christmas cheer there is only a small addition to our Collection Capers this month...

Collection Capers is a monthly newsletter of NEW interesting or unusual non-fiction added to the Sutherland Shire Libraries collection. Click on the title to reserve a copy.

End of time : the Mayan prophecies revisited by Adrian Gilbert
Part travel book, part historical mystery tour, this book revisits the ancient archaeological sites of the Maya, and makes astonishing discoveries about their cosmology and calendar. It includes information on the correlation between Mayan Ages and observable astronomy. The prediction is for the world to end December 21st 2012. Christmas that year might be a bit of a fizzer.

Holding on : a story of love and survival by Jo Gambi
Tells the inspirational story of how Jo and Rob Gambi conquered the highest mountains on all seven continents - while Rob, on two occasions, suffered from serious bouts of cancer. Despite coming close to death, Rob, along with Jo, have continued to live their life with an incredible intensity. In their spare time they’ve skied to the North and South poles. Bet that was just a vacation.

Museum of the missing : the high stakes of art crime by Simon Houpt
The masterpieces of art that have been stolen could fill a museum. This offers readers a rare glimpse into the greatest gallery that never was. Of course recently we had the unforgivable looting and destruction of the treasures of Baghdad and the thieving of the Nazis during World War Two. And Australia had the theft of a Picasso from the Victorian Art Gallery. Among items lost are painting by Rembrandt, Matisse, Dali, Monet, Munch. Of course nothing by Jeff Koons has ever been stolen even after gallery directors have pleaded with thieves to take them.

Have you recently seen an interesting book that we don’t have? Visit our web site to Suggest an Item for the Library's collection.

Happy New Year!

Sutherland Shire Libraries wishes our community a happy and prosperous 2007. We thought we'd take this opportunity to let you know about some of the things we are planning for the coming year.

We are introducing a new course on Digital Photography and the Internet at the Library in the next month or so as part of our Internet Training program. The Digital Photography course is designed to demystify the link between digital cameras, computers and the Internet. The details are still being finalised but if you are interested contact us and we will send you a brochure for the Term 1 program as soon as it is available. Our regular Introduction to the Internet courses will be returning in February.

We are investigating the establishment of a Wireless Hotspot. You will be able to connect to the Internet from your own wi-fi enabled laptop at Sutherland Library. No definite date yet but keep an eye out for it in a couple of months.

We are currently redesigning our Historical Photograph Search. Did you know that you can search our collection of historical photographs of the Sutherland Shire? The redesign should be complete by the end of January and although the changes are relatively slight it will hopefully improve photo searching.

Of course all our regular activities and events will be returning including our School Holiday Activities throughout January, the annual book sale in May and Children's Book Week in August.

Thank you for your support in 2006 and we hope to see you in the Sutherland Shire Libraries in 2007.