From first aid to making the grade, check out the Library this autumn

Released 03/03/2017

The autumn What’s On guide at Libraries ACT has commenced with a diverse range of free programs for everyone. Learning first aid and important tips to building a successful resume to get you the job you want are just some of the programs on offer at Libraries ACT branches.

“There are many highlights for all ages at Libraries ACT branches through autumn and all programs are free,” Director, Libraries ACT, Vanessa Little said.

“St John Ambulance volunteers will provide two opportunities to learn the basics of first aid.  Knowing these skills and taking them where ever you go could one day save a life.

“Two programs we expect to be popular during the April school holidays will be coding and programming colours with Ozobots. Ozobots are tiny smart robots which are new to our libraries. Suitable for children over 8-years-of age, users can learn to control the robots using programming language and also move through a maze. Bookings for school holiday programs open 24 March.

“A series of talks and workshops for adults are also planned through autumn which include talking to legal aid, researching family history, improving home security, learning about cybersafety and also how to deal with difficult people.

“Libraries ACT is also excited to welcome four authors for a special author talk. Four members of a Sydney book club, writing under the collective pseudonym Alice Campion, will host an evening at the Dickson branch on 17 March 2017 to give an insight into their books The Shifting Light and The Painted Sky. Readers and writers can take part in the workshop and hear how the collaborative works of the group have become a success story itself.

“For those looking for a job or simply thinking of updating a resume, come along to Resume Success Secrets and get the latest tips on what potential employers look for in a resume as well as how to perform strongly in the all important job interview,” Ms Little concluded.

All Libraries ACT programs are free and most require bookings. For more information visit

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