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 

Beginning Computer Skills $15 (7 weeks)

This series runs for seven weeks. Each week has a different focus, so you can choose to attend all sessions, or only those most suited to your technology needs.<

South Library Fridays, 1pm to 2.30pm, 22 May to 3 July

Please visit the events calendar for a detailed description of each week's session


Beyond Beginner Computer Skills $15 (6 weeks)

Build upon your computer skills and learn more about internet searching, email, using Microsoft World as well as our own fantastic eResources. Basic computer skills required. 

Check back in late May to see if we are running new classes in Term 3

See listings in the events calendar.


Introduction to iPads $15 (6 weeks)

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 Mondays 11am to 12.30pm, 4 May to 15 June (excluding 1 June, Queens Birthday)

See listings in the events calendar.


Beyond Beginner iPads  - $15 per term (6 weeks)

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

Shirley Library Wednesdays, 10 to 11.30am, 6 May to 10 June

See listings in the events calendar.


Using your Android Smart phone $15 (4 weeks)

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

South Library Wednesdays, 10am to 11.30am, 29 April to 20 May

See listings in the events calendar.


Introduction to 3D design and printing $25

In this class you will learn how to use free, basic 3D modelling software to design and 3D print, using biodegradable PLA plastic.

Ages: 13 years+

Skills required: basic computer skills, such as how to save a file and use a mouse. 

South Library 6pm to 8pm, Tuesday 5 May

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.

Ages: 13 years+

Skills required: Competent computer skills required. 

Check back in late May to see if we are running new classes in Term 3

See listings in the events calendar.


Studio Starters: Music Production #1 $20 (3 weeks) 

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+

Skills required: Competent computer skills required

Tūranga Audio Video Studio, Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4
FULLY BOOKED Thursdays, 6pm to 7.30pm, 16, 23, 30 April

See listings in the events calendar.


Studio Starters: Music Production #2 $20 (3 weeks)

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 Audio Video Studio, Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4
Thursdays, 6pm to 7.30pm, 7, 14, 21 May

See listings in the events calendar.


Studio Starters: Video editing $20 (3 weeks) 

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. 

Ages: 14 years+

Skills required: Competent computer skills required

Tūranga Computer Lab, Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4
Saturdays, 11am to 12.30pm, 14, 21, 28 March

Tūranga Computer Lab, Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4
Sundays, 3pm to 4.30pm, 19, 26 April & 3 May

See listings in the events calendar.


Free Drop-in Sessions

Free sessions, just drop-in on the day.

RoboFun for adults - Drop-in

An introduction to the amazing world of robotics. Explore robotics in a fun and engaging way.
 

See the listings in the events calendar.


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

Shirley Library Mondays 10am to 11am

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 

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

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 

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. 

Tūranga Taupuni Oro/Ataata / Audio/Video Studio – Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4,
Monday 11 May, 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 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.


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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