INVERELL Public Library is already gearing up for April’s senior’s festival, and library manager Sonya Lange said she is especially looking forward to two events the library will undertake that she feels will be of special interest to the public.
“We will be doing our Tech Savvy Seniors lessons, and they’ve become something we do on a regular basis now, not just for special events,” Sonya said.
She said the library would participate in McLean Care’s Bush Compass Project, which Skypes education, exercise classes, physiotherapy and general health topics to people in rural and remote locations, and will be held from 9am-3pm at the Inverell RSM Club from Monday-Wednesday, April 4-6.
Sonya said people were always interested in the course, and it always seemed to be in small numbers which was good.
“It’s really good because it gives our staff members time to do on-on-one and really careful training so people can get the most out of it,” she said.
“A lot of people, when they’re learning something new, really like to be doing it in a small group where there’s time for one-on-one, where they can ask questions.”
The other event Sonya is looking forward to are some screening sessions of a half-hour film called ‘Danny’s Egg’.
“It was actually a children’s film, done in the 70s and filmed around Tingha,” Sonya said.
“So we think there will be some people who will recognise some of the sights and sounds around the area, and also I believe that some of the Tingha locals were extras in the film. So there might be a little bit of ‘spot the child that you remember’.”
Sonya said there would be a few sessions of the film shown, although the times and dates had not been finalised yet and one of the conditions of being able to show it was that it was a free showing.