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 drop in sessions for Youth

Beginning Computer Skills - $15

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

  • Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre Wednesdays 11am to 12.30pm, 31 July to 4 September CANCELLED
  • South Library Thursdays 11am to 12.30pm, 1 August to 5 September

See listings in the events calendar.
Bookings required, please call 9417923.


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.

  • Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre Wednesdays 11am to 12.30pm, 1 May to 5 June
  • South Library Mondays 10am to 11.30am, 29 July to 2 September

See listings in the events calendar.
Bookings required, please call 9417923.


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.

  • Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre Wednesdays 11am to 12.30pm, 6 May to 17 June
  • Shirley Library Wednesdays 10am to 11.30am, 31 July to 4 September FULLY BOOKED
  • South Library Tuesdays 1pm to 2.30pm, 30 April to 4 June; 30 July to 3 September CANCELLED

See listings in the events calendar.
Bookings required, please call 9417923.


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.

  • Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre Mondays 11am to 12.30pm, 29 July to 2 September
  • Shirley Library Wednesdays 10am to 11.30am, 8 May to 12 June FULLY BOOKED
  • South Library Fridays 9.30am to 11am, 3 May to 7 June

See listings in the events calendar.
Bookings required, please call 9417923.


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

Tūranga Computer Lab, Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4, Tuesday 9 July, 6pm to 7.30pm

See listings in the events calendar.
Bookings required, please call 9417923.


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.

Tūranga Computer Lab, Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4, Saturday 27 July, 10.30am to 12noon

See listings in the events calendar.
Bookings required, please call 9417923.


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 - places are limited - Please put your name on the waitlist if full.

Tūranga Audio Video Studio, Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4 Sundays 1pm to 2.30pm, 7 to 21 July  FULLY BOOKED
Tūranga Audio Video Studio, Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4 Thursdays 6pm to 7.30pm, 5 to 19 September  FULLY BOOKED

See listings in the events calendar.
Bookings required, please call 9417923.


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 - places are limited - Please put your name on the waitlist if full.

Tūranga Audio Video Studio, Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4 Thursday 6pm to 7.30pm, 4 to 18 July  FULLY BOOKED
Tūranga Audio Video Studio, Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4 Thursday 6pm to 7.30pm, 8 to 22 August  FULLY BOOKED

See listings in the events calendar.
Bookings required, please call 9417923.


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 - places are limited - Please 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.
Bookings required, please call 9417923.


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, 4 May to 8 June, 10 August to 14 September
  • South Library Thursdays, 10am to 11am 9 May to 13 June, 8 August to 12 September

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.

Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre Tuesdays 2pm to 3pm 

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

Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre Mondays 2pm to 3pm

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

Shirley Library Thursdays, 3.30pm to 4.30pm

South Library Wednesdays 11am to 12pm 

Spreydon Library Tuesday 10.30am to 11.30am (BYOD)

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

Upper Riccarton Library Thursdays 11am to 12noon

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 12.15pm 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
Not available in the school holidays from 6 to 21 July 2019.

  • Mondays 6pm to 7.30pm (sewing and embroidery machines)
  • Wednesdays 6 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 12pm; Saturdays 10am to 12pm; 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.


Introduction to the Discovery Wall

Interested in exploring Tūranga’s famous Discovery Wall? This session will cover the Discovery Wall’s tools and features — such as postcards and video-sharing — and you’ll learn how to operate these features so that you can explore the Discovery Wall in your own time with confidence. All skill levels welcome — there’s something for everyone.

Tūranga He Hononga | Connection, Ground Level (Meet in Reception area)
Monday 10 June, 5.30pm; Wednesday 10 July, 5.30pm; Wednesday 14 August, 5.30pm
See listings in the events calendar.


Sessions for Youth

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 from 6 to 21 July 2019)

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: 12 years plus

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

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