Get a new lease on Digital Life with CityLibraries workshops

Date published: 14 January 2020

Townsville City Council is helping locals integrate technology into their day to day lives with the roll out of CityLibraries’ Digital Life initiative.

Beginning with Digital Basics, the initiative will help community members feel more at ease about using technology at home, work, or when socialising with friends.

Chair of Community and Cultural Development, Councillor Colleen Doyle, said these workshops were easy to attend during lunchtimes.

“The Digital Life initiative has been designed to be accessible for members of our Townsville community to be able to expand their technology use and understand how to enhance the way they use technology in their lives,” Cr Doyle said.

“Digital literacy is an essential part of being part of any community in 2020, and we want to make sure that locals can make the most of the technology that they have at home, at work and during their down time.”

Cr Doyle said there were five Digital Life streams to cater for the diverse needs and interests of our residents.

“There’s a workshop for everyone in this program. There’s Digital Basics, which takes you through the fundamentals of digital technology, as well as Digital Creative, Digital Business, Digital Life Focus and Digital Life Philosophy,” she said.

“It sounds like a lot to take in, but our friendly library staff will take everyone through the different ways technology can improve our lives step by step.”

Digital Basics sessions will be held across all CityLibraries branches every Wednesday from midday to 12.45pm.

Participants will learn something new about technology and have the opportunity to work on projects, get help with their technology, and solve problems together. Other streams will come online throughout the year.

Attendance is free and bookings are preferred. To book your spot, visit

For more information contact the library’s Digital Life Officer Michael Bromage.