Technology programmes – eKnow how

Explore library programmes and sessions designed to help you become more comfortable with technology, and to make better use of your own computer tools.

Classes

Free sessions (some require bookings, and some are drop-in)

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Term 1 2019 classes and sessions

Beginning Computer Skills (six weeks) -  $15

Develop basic computer skills such as using a mouse and keyboard, saving and retrieving documents, making folders and searching the internet. You’ll also set up an online email account and learn how to send and receive emails. Phone the Learning Centre 03-941 5140 to book.

The Library at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre Mondays 11am to 12.30pm, 11 February to 18 March

New Brighton Library Thursdays 10am to 11.30am, 14 February to 21 March

South Library Thursdays 11am to 12.30pm, 14 February to 21 March

See listings in the events calendar.


Beyond Beginner Computer Skills (six weeks) -  $15

Build upon your computer skills and learn more about internet searching, email, using Microsoft World as well as our own fantastic eResources. Phone the Learning Centre 03-941 5140 to book.

South Library Mondays 10am to 11.30am, 11 February to 18 March

See listings in the events calendar.


Using your Android Smart Phone - $7 class

Learn more about your Android smart phone, how to connect to WiFi networks, download apps and browse the internet. Phone the Learning Centre 03-941 5140 to book.

Shirley Library Wednesday 23 January, 10am to 1pm

South Library Wednesday 27 March, 10am to 1pm

See the listings in the events calendar.


Introduction to iPads - $15 per term

Have you got an iPad but don’t know where to start? This course will help you build confidence and give you the skills to enjoy your device. For absolute beginners. Phone the Learning Centre 03-941 5140 to book.

The Library at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre Wednesdays 11am to 12.30pm, 13 February to 20 March

Shirley Library Wednesdays 10am to 11.30am, 13 February to 20 March

South Library Tuesdays 1pm to 2.30pm, 12 February to 19 March

Upper Riccarton Library Wednesdays 1pm to 2.30pm, 13 February to 20 March

See listings in the events calendar.


Beyond Beginner iPads  - $15 per term

Build upon your iPad knowledge with a different topic each week. Explore music, books, and movies, and social networking. Phone the Learning Centre 03-941 5140 to book.

South Library Fridays 9.30am to 11am, 15 February to 22 March

See listings in the events calendar.


Introduction to 3D design and printing - $25 class

Learn how to use free, basic 3D modelling software to design and 3D print, using biodegradable PLA plastic. Basic computer skills required. Phone the Learning Centre 03-941 5140 to book.

Tūranga Computer Lab, Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4, Thursday 7 February, 6pm to 8pm

See listings in the events calendar.


Introduction to Laser and Vinyl cutting - $25 class

Come and learn about the craft, vinyl and laser cutters at Tūranga. Get an introduction to Adobe Illustrator software and produce your own design. Competent computer skills required. Phone the Learning Centre 03-941 5140 to book.

Tūranga Computer Lab, Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4, Wednesday 27 February 6pm to 8pm

See listings in the events calendar.


Studio Starters: Music Production (three weeks) - $20

Interested in the production of music? This three-week course will teach you how to record, edit and create sounds using midi. This course is intended for those with little or no previous music production experience. It's the best possible start for your musical journey. Phone the Learning Centre 03-941 5140 to book. Ages 13 +

Tūranga Taupuni Oro/Ataata / Audio/Video Studio – Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4
Course beginning Thursday 14 February, runs for three weeks, 6pm to 7.30pm FULLY BOOKED
Course beginning Thursday 7 March, runs for three weeks, 6pm to 7.30pm

See listings in the events calendar.


Studio Starters: Video Editing (three weeks) - $20

Have you ever wondered how films are put together?  This three-week course is for those with little or no previous editing experience. Students will be provided with footage they will cut into a short segment. Phone the Learning Centre 03-941 5140 to book.

Tūranga Computer Lab – Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4, course begins Tuesday 29 January, runs for three weeks, 6pm to 7.30pm

See listings in the events calendar.


FREE CLASSES

RoboFun for adults - drop-in sessions FREE

An introduction to the amazing world of robotics. Explore robotics, electronics and programming in this fun introductory course! Look forward to useing sensors, outputs and motors.
 
South Library Thursdays 10am to 11.30am, starting 14 February.
 

See the listings in the events calendar.


Technology for beginners - FREE

These introductory sessions will explore a range of different technologies. Free, bookings required. Phone 03-941 7923 to book. 

Tūranga Computer Lab, Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4 Monday 10am to 11.30am, fortnightly

See listings in the events calendar


Technology drop-in sessions - FREE

Get help with specific issues such as using email, searching the internet, using the library catalogue, using electronic resources and any other general technology related queries. Free, no bookings required.

The Library at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre Tuesdays 2pm to 3pm 

Hornby Library Tuesdays 11am to 12pm (not during school holidays)

Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre Mondays 2pm to 3pm

Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library and Community Centre Thursdays 10am to 11am

South Library Wednesdays 11am to 12pm 

Spreydon Library Tuesday 10.30am to 11.30am (BYOD)

Tūranga Tūhuratanga | Discovery, Level 3 Tuesdays 1pm to 2pm

Upper Riccarton Library Thursdays 11am to 12pm

See listings in the events calendar.


GenConnect - FREE, drop-in sessions

Questions about your iPad, Smart Phone or Tablet? Want to know how to use Skype, Facebook, or share your photos with family or friends? Unsure what an app is and what are the best ones to use? Come along to a free GenConnect session, where friendly high school students will be on hand to help with all of your technology questions! 2019 sessions start on Thursday 7 February. Not during school holidays.

Papanui Library Tuesdays 12.15pm to 12.45pm

Upper Riccarton Library Thursdays 1pm to 2pm

See listings in the events calendar.


Open Creative Time - FREE, drop-in sessions

An opportunity to use the exciting range of equipment available in the Production Studio – 3D printers, vinyl and craft cutters, sewing machines and more. Staff will be on hand to support you with equipment. These are not structured sessions, but a chance for you to use the equipment available and work on your own creative projects. Bring your own materials or purchase 3D filament and vinyl from the library.

Tūranga Taupuni Waihanga / Production Studio, Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4

  • Mondays 6pm to 8pm (sewing and embroidery machines)
  • Wednesdays 6 to 8pm (vinyl and craft cutters) - except 5 December and 27 February
  • Thursdays 10am to 12pm (general interest)
  • Thursdays 6pm to 8pm (3D printing) - except 7 February

See listings in the events calendar.


Virtual Reality Experience - FREE, drop-in sessions

Explore a whole new world in immersive 3D - choose an experience on the VIVE Virtual Reality device. Paint your own artwork all around you, or choose from several options that will truly amaze you. These sessions are aimed at adults. There is also VR gaming for young adults on Level 1. Bookings may be required on the day.

Tūranga Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4, Mondays 1pm to 2.30pm; Tuesdays 6pm to 7.30pm; Fridays 10.30am to 12pm; Saturdays 10am to 12pm; Sundays 2pm to 4pm

See listings in the events calendar.


Open Studio - FREE, drop-in sessions

The new library has a new audio and video studio! This is a chance for anyone to come in and discover more about audio and video production. No experience is necessary, just enthusiasm. These sessions are geared towards interested adults of all ages.

Tūranga Taupuni Oro/Ataata / Audio/Video Studio – Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4, Sundays 10am to 12pm; Mondays 6pm to 8pm; Fridays 10am to 12pm

See listings in the events calendar.


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