The Brain Health Maker Space is devoted to developing healthy minds by boosting memory, improving focus, find patterns and problem solve. This Maker Space features apps, resources, games, programs and events that are proven to assist brain development, and enhance positive mental health, and occasionally in social settings, such as a partnership between the library and a community group. A permanent display of relevant books and information is available for people to look though during their visit.
Three permanently installed iPads are set up in the computer area that feature a range of apps, brain training games and resources. These iPads are accessible to anyone in the library during Rosanna’s opening hours.
A series of board games, puzzles and word challenges are freely available for public use any time the library is open. Each week there will also be a different puzzle, Sudoku, crossword, or brain bending riddle that people can work on or take home.
How can you access this Maker Space?
The Brain Health Maker Space hosts a regular program of events, demonstrations and workshops that facilitate mental development and community connection.
More information on the sessions, workshops and events run by the Maker Space team are in the What’s On @YPRL events brochure, under the events listings on the website or speak to one of Rosanna Library’s friendly staff. Some events may require bookings.
Brain Training (Adults, Seniors) is a facilitated session of brain training exercises selected for the mental improvement of seniors. The program will run once a month and engage active seniors from aged care facilities in the use of a series of iPad games to improve their working memory and mental acuity.
Wii Gamers (Seniors) is a group of seniors from local aged care facilities participate in a monthly session where they play Wii games that encourage them to become physically active, intellectually stimulated and engage with each other in a fun and relaxed environment.
Chess Club (All ages) is a monthly group where anyone can come and play a game of chess in the library.
Scrabble Club (All ages) is a twice-monthly gathering on the second and fourth Thursday of the month, where anyone can come and play scrabble in the library. This group is perfect for logophiles (those people who love words).
Science Club (Ages 5-12) occurs on the first and fourth Wednesday of the month, and features different activities that promote learning through speculation, hands-on discovery, and putting problem solving skills to the test.
LEGO Club (Ages 5-12) is runs every Tuesday, and builds creativity through the construction of LEGO feats of engineering. NOTE: LEGO Club does not run during School holidays.