Technology programmes – eKnow how

Technology Programmes for Teens and Adults

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

Free Programmes

These programmes are free, but bookings are required.


Better Digital Futures Computer Programmes for ages 65+

Better Digital Futures is a programme that CCL runs in collaboration with Stepping Up NZ, and it supports over 65s to learn new skills and build confidence in using computers, smartphones, tablets, and the internet.  Run as 4 separate pathways, each programme runs for 2 hours over 4 weekly sessions.

Digital Essentials Pathway

Spreydon Library
Mondays, 10am to 12noon
1 to 22 August
Find out more

Digital Introductory Pathway

Spreydon Library
Mondays, 10am to 12noon
5 to 26 September
Find out more

Digital Safety Pathway

Linwood Library
Mondays 10am to 12noon
13 June to 4 July
Find out more

Shirley Library
Thursdays 1pm to 3pm
16 June to 7 July
Find out more

Paid Programmes - Bookings required


Tūranga - Intro to Photoshop

Learn some basics of Photoshop.

Join us over two sessions to, learn how to touch up old photos, slides and negatives using Photoshop and the equipment you can access at Tūranga.

Skills required: 
Competent computer skills required

Ages: 16+ years
Cost: $21.49, includes booking fee

  • Saturdays 27 August & 3 September 10:15am to 1pm at Tūranga

Tūranga Studio Starters: Video Editing

Learn the basics of video editing with Adobe Premiere Pro.

Skills required: 
Competent computer skills required

Ages: 16+ years
Cost: $21.49, includes booking fee

  • Saturdays 30 July & 6 August 10:15am to 1pm at Tūranga

Free sessions (no bookings required)

Auahatanga - Creative Spaces

Where everyone can learn, make and design.

Our creative and learning spaces welcome everyone. It does not matter if you have just got started, or are reigniting a creative passion. We have some amazing technology available around our Christchurch City Libraries.

Find out more about each piece of gear, where you can find it, Open Creative Sessions. and how you can use it to help exercise your creativity!

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.

Open Studio at Tūranga

Tūranga has an 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.

Children must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver.

Open Studio

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.


Back to Top