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 (booking and payment required)

Bookings (places are limited) and payment required for the following programmes - call 03 941 7923 or email library@ccc.govt.nz 


Computer Programmes for ages 65+

We have partnered with Stepping Up to offer a new initiative for seniors seeking help going online.  Better Digital Futures offers four 'starter' pathways, each involving four 2-hour modules.  You can join any of the pathways.  To find out more or make a booking please visit Stepping Up - Better Digital Futures 

Digital Engagement
South Library 
Wednesdays, 10.00am to 12.00pm
7 October - 21 October

Digital Introduction
South Library 
Wednesdays, 10.00am to 12.00pm
11 November - 2 December

Digital Safety
South Library 
Wednesdays, 10.00am to 12.00pm
20 January 2021 - 10 February 2021


Introduction to iPads

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. 

South Library 
Mondays, 1:00 to 2:30pm
19 October -30 November (excluding 26 October, Labour Day)

See listings in the events calendar.


Beyond Beginners iPads

Build upon your iPad knowledge with a different topic each week.  Explore music, books, movies, and social networking.

South Library 
Mondays, 10.00am to 11.30am
2 November - 7 December

See listings in the events calendar.


Studio Starters: Music Production #1

Interested in the production of music? This 3-week programme will teach you how to record, edit and create sounds using MIDI.

This programme is intended for those with little or no previous music production experience.

Ages: 14 years+

Skills required: Competent computer skills required

Tūranga 
Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4 
Thursdays, 6:00pm to 7:30pm
15 - 29 October

 

Studio Starters: Music Production #2

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+

Skills required: Competent computer skills required
Completion of Studio Starters Music Production #1
or
Basic understanding of MIDI
Basic microphone recording
Basic audio editing and mixing

Tūranga 
Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4 
Thursdays, 6:00pm to 7:30pm
12 - 26 November

See listings in the events calendar.


Free Drop-in Sessions

Free sessions, just drop-in on the day.


Technology Help 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.

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

Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre Mondays 2pm to 3pm

South Library Wednesdays 11am to 12noon

Spreydon Library Tuesday 10.30am to 11.30am (BYOD - Bring your Own Device)

Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre Tuesdays 2pm to 3pm 

See listings in the events calendar.


GenConnect - Drop-in 

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 (Term time only)

Upper Riccarton Library Thursdays 1pm to 2pm (Term time only)

See listings in the events calendar.


Open Creative Time - Drop-in

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.

Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre
Wednesdays, 10am to 11.30am (3D printing and craft cutters) Not available in the school holidays (Term time only)

Tūranga Taupuni Waihanga / Production Studio, Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4
Not available in the school holidays (Term time only)

  • 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 - Drop-in

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

Ages: 13+ 

  • 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 - Drop-in

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

For bookings contact 03 941 7923 or email library@ccc.govt.nz

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 an 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

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