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Kaboom! Pow! CapriCon Steampunk and Pop Culture Convention 2018 at Rocky

Cosplay at the Library

Superheroes clad in colourful suits waited with pint-sized princesses along with literally hundreds of other people in cosplay as they gathered outside the Rockhampton Regional Library at 8.30am on a Saturday morning before the doors opened to the highly anticipated CapriCon: Steampunk and Pop-Culture Convention on 7 April 2018. Rockhampton Regional Libraries turned on a … Read more

Skilling Our Futures Grant 2018

A woman using an iPad

Skilling Our Future PD – Darling Downs & Southwest Queensland Following the success of last year’s Robotics Roadshow, SLQ is partnering with Regional Development Australia Darling Downs Southwest (RDA DDSW) to help regional libraries continue building skills in delivering Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) programs to their communities. This year’s program will kick … Read more

Fun Palace in a Box

What is a Fun Palace? Fun Palaces are yearly events that happen all over the world on the first weekend of October. They are free and community-led and feature all kinds of activities run by local people. They focus on the arts and sciences and have a broad scope, including craft, tech, digital and sports … Read more

Would You Like Some Tech Tips in Your Inbox?

pictured: EZ Robots, Ozobot evo, PowerUp planes, Sphero SPRK+ and Skoog

SLQ has started a coding & robotics discussion list to support libraries to share ideas and resources.  Members receive regular updates about new gadgets, innovative program ideas and quick tips for engaging communities through technology. The term coding and robotics has become a buzz phrase for schools, libraries and other education-focused community organisations. Learning how to … Read more

STEAMing into the future

ALIA STEAM agenda

Public libraries have long been supporting the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) agenda in interesting and innovative ways. Now, the ALIA Australian Public Library Alliance has created an advocacy document to show everyone just what can be achieved through local government investment and library staff skills and creativity. How Public Libraries Contribute to … Read more