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)

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

Beginning Computer Skills $15

Develop basic computer skills such as using a mouse and keyboard, working with Windows 10, email and searching the Internet. Bookings required, please call 9417923.

  • South Library Thursdays 11am to 12.30pm, 1 August to 5 September
  • Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre Mondays 5.30pm to 7pm, 21 October to 2 December (excluding 28 October Labour Day)

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. Bookings required, please call 9417923.

  • South Library Mondays 10am to 11.30am, 29 July to 2 September
  • South Library Mondays 10.30am to 12noon, 21 October to 2 December (excluding Monday 29 October Labour Day) (FULLY BOOKED)

See 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. Bookings required, please call 9417923.

  • Shirley Library Wednesdays 10am to 11.30am, 31 July to 4 September (FULLY BOOKED)
  • South Library Tuesdays 1pm to 2.30pm, 22 October to 26 November

See listings in the events calendar.


Using your Android Smart phone $7

Learn more about your Android smart phone, how to connect to wifi networks, download apps, and browse the internet. Bookings required, please call 9417923.

  • South Library Monday 14 October 10am to 1pm
  • Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre Friday 18 October 10am to 1pm
  • Shirley Library Monday 18 November 9am to 12noon

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. Bookings required, please call 9417923.

  • Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre Mondays 11am to 12.30pm, 29 July to 2 September
  • Shirley Library Wednesdays 10am to 11.30am, 23 October to 27 November

See listings in the events calendar.


Introduction to 3D design and printing $25 class

In this class you will learn how to use free, basic 3D modelling software to design and 3D print, using biodegradable PLA plastic. Skills required: basic computer skills, such as how to save a file and use a mouse. Ages: 13 years plus. Bookings required, please call 9417923.

Tūranga Computer Lab, Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4, Tuesday 10 September 6pm to 7.45pm
Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre Saturday 21 September 10am to 11.45am

See listings in the events calendar.


Introduction to Laser and Vinyl Cutting $25 class

Come and learn about our craft, vinyl and laser cutters. Get an introduction to Adobe illustrator software and produce your own design. Competent computer skills required. Ages: 13 years plus. Bookings required, please call 9417923.

Tūranga Computer Lab, Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4, Tuesday 24 September, 6pm to 7.45pm

See listings in the events calendar.


Studio Starters: Music Production $20

Interested in the production of music? This 3-week programme 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. Ages: 14 years plus. Skills required: Competent computer skills. Bookings required, please call 9417923. Places are limited. You can put your name on the waitlist if full.

Tūranga Audio Video Studio, Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4
Thursdays 6pm to 7.30pm, 5 to 19 September FULLY BOOKED
Thursdays 6pm to 7.30pm, 7 to 21 November

See listings in the events calendar.


Studio Starters: Music Production 2 $20

Looking to expand your music production skills? This 3-week programme will cover MIDI editing, recording various instruments, audio mixing and equalisation at an intermediate level. This programme is designed for people who already have some experience in music software and recording. Ages: 14 years plus. Skills required: Competent computer skills. Bookings required, please call 9417923. Places are limited. You can put your name on the waitlist if full.

Tūranga Audio Video Studio, Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4
Thursday 6pm to 7.30pm, 8 to 22 August  FULLY BOOKED
Thursday 6pm to 7.30pm, 10 to 24 October FULLY BOOKED

See listings in the events calendar.


Studio Starters: Video editing $20

Have you ever wondered how films are put together? This 3-week programme is for those with little or no previous editing experience. Students will be provided with footage they will cut into a short segment. Skills required: Competent computer skills. Bookings required, please call 9417923. Places are limited. You can put your name on the waitlist if full.

Tūranga Computer Lab, Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4 Saturday 10.30am to 12pm, 7 September to 21 September

See listings in the events calendar.


FREE CLASSES

RoboFun for adults - FREE drop in sessions

An introduction to the amazing world of robotics. Explore robotics in a fun and engaging way.
  • Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre Thursdays 10am to 11am, 1 August to 5 September
  • Shirley Library Saturdays, 10am to 11am, 10 August to 14 September
  • South Library Thursdays, 10am to 11am 8 August to 12 September; 24 October to 28 November

See the listings in the events calendar.


Technology drop in sessions

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.

Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre Mondays 2pm to 3pm

Spreydon Library Tuesday 10.30am to 11.30am (BYOD)

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

Tūranga He Hononga / Connection, Ground Floor Tuesdays, 1pm to 2pm

Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre Tuesdays 2pm to 3pm 

South Library Wednesdays 11am to 12noon

Upper Riccarton Library Thursdays 11am to 12noon

Shirley Library Thursdays, 3.30pm to 4.30pm

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! Not held during school holidays.

Papanui Library Tuesdays 12.10pm to 12.40pm

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
Not available in the school holidays.

  • Mondays 6pm to 7.30pm (sewing and embroidery machines)
  • Wednesdays 6pm to 7.30pm (vinyl and craft cutters)
  • Thursdays 10am to 12pm (general interest)
  • Thursdays 6pm to 7.30pm (3D printing)

See listings in the events calendar.


Virtual Reality Experience - FREE, drop-in sessions

Would you like to explore a whole new world in immersive 3D? Come to Tῡranga and you can choose an experience on our HTC VIVE Virtual Reality device. Let us take you to a world where you can paint your own artwork all around you, or choose from several options that will truly amaze you. Make the journey to another reality one you won’t forget! This activity is adult-friendly, so there’s also VR gaming for young adults on Level 1

Tūranga Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4, Mondays 1pm to 2.30pm; Fridays 10.30am to 12noon; Saturdays 10am to 12noon,  Sundays 2pm to 4pm
See listings in the events calendar.


Open Studio - FREE, drop-in sessions

This is a chance for anyone to come in and discover more about audio and video production. No experience is necessary, just enthusiasm.

Tūranga Taupuni Oro/Ataata / Audio/Video Studio – Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4
Mondays 6.30pm to 7.30pm; Fridays 10am to 12noon; Sundays 10.30am to 12.30pm
See listings in the events calendar.


Sessions for Youth

Rap Starter Packs - FREE, bookings required

Rhyme. Rhythm. Record. That’s the starter pack for your first rap. Come focus on a different skill each month and learn the basics of rap writing. Then put them into practice at the Tūranga studio. No experience required. Bookings required, please call 9417923.

Tūranga Taupuni Oro/Ataata / Audio/Video Studio – Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4,
Monday 9 September 4pm to 6pm, Monday 7 October 4pm to 6pm, Monday 4 November 4pm to 6pm

See listings in the events calendar.


YA Creative Time - FREE, drop-in sessions

Get creative with the awesome new equipment on the fourth floor of the new library. Drop in and use a variety of technologies for making your ideas a reality, including sewing machines, 3D printers, craft and vinyl cutters, design software, and electronics.No experience is necessary – just enthusiasm, imagination, and a desire to be creative. Specialist staff will be on hand if you need help. This is your chance to hang out with other creative youth, learn from and support each other, and make really cool stuff. Ages: 13 years plus

Tūranga Taupuni Waihanga / Production Studio, Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4
Fridays 4pm to 6pm (not available in the school holidays)

See listings in the events calendar.


YA Studio Time - FREE, drop-in sessions

The new library has a new audio and video studio! And every Friday it’s open for teens to come in and play around. No experience necessary, just enthusiasm.

This is your opportunity to hang out in the studio, ask our specialist staff questions and meet like-minded new friends. Ages: 13 years plus

Tūranga Taupuni Oro/Ataata / Audio/Video Studio – Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4, Fridays 4pm to 6pm
See listings in the events calendar.


VR Gaming for YA - FREE, drop-in sessions

Experience Virtual Reality with the latest Sony PS4 VR games, including Gran Turismo, Battle Zone and Eagle Flight. Ages: 13 years plus

Tūranga Youth Space, Hapori | Community, Level 1, Thursdays 4pm to 6pm
See listings in the events calendar.

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