Science Week at Kiama Library

National Science Week (August 11-19) is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology, and the contributions of Australian scientists.

This year, Kiama Library is celebrating by hosting a special screening of SCINEMA, the largest science short film festival in the southern hemisphere. SCINEMA is a celebration of the power of the moving image to inspire the young, satisfy the curious, explain the baffling and ask the impossible. The films in this year’s festival consider the natural world, the nature of time and technology and our place in the universe. Most films are under 10 minutes in length.

This is a free drop-in event on Tuesday 14 August, 5.00-7.30 pm, open to all ages, and there is no need to book.

On Friday 17 August at 6.00 pm, Mike Quigley, co-author of ‘Changing Jobs: The Fair Go in the New Machine Age’, Adjunct Professor at UTS, and former NBN CEO, will be discussing robots, artificial intelligence and what it means for our jobs of the future. To book your spot for what promises to be a fascinating talk, go to www.trybooking.com/402763

TECH-CONNECT @ KIAMA LIBRARY

If you are a senior in need of tech help, book in for a 15 minute one-on-one training session with one of our knowledgeable high school student volunteers, here at Kiama Library. Our courageous team of teens is willing to take on most any topic – smartphone use, texting, cloud computing and connecting to a network.

Sessions are by appointment only, every Thursday afternoon between 3.30 and 5.30 during school term. Please have your tech query ready when you make your booking.

For more information call (02) 4233 1133 or visit our website www.kiama.nsw.gov.au/library/home

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