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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 sessions, bookings required

These sessions 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 sperate pathways, each programme runs for 2 hours over 4 weekly sessions.

Digital Introductory Pathway

Digital Essentials Pathway

  • Linwood Library (BYoD - Bring your own device)
    Mondays, 10am to 12noon
    1, 8, 15, 22 November
  • South Library
    Thursdays, 10am to 12noon
    28 October - 18 November
  • Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre
    Wednesdays, 10am to 12noon
    20 October - 27 October - FULLY BOOKED

Digital Engagement Pathway

Digital Safety Pathway

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Classes (bookings and payment required)

Tūranga Studio Starters: Music Production #1

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.

Skills required: 
Competent computer skills required

14+ years
Book online Fully Booked
$21.49, includes booking fee

Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4
Thursdays, 6 to 7:30pm
28 October, 4 & 11 November
Book online Fully Booked

View the sessions in the events calendar


Tūranga Studio Starters: Music Production #2

Following on from Turanga Studio Starters: Music Production #1. This 3-week programme will cover MIDI editing, recording various instruments, audio mixing and equalisation at an intermediate level.

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

14+ years
Book online  Check back soon for new dates
$21.49, includes booking fee

View the sessions in the events calendar


Tūranga Studio Starters: Music Production #3

Do you need to take the next step in music production and editing?

In his 3-week programme we will record a guitar and singer live, discuss different microphone techniques and edit the recording using equalisation, compression and reverb into a fully finished product.

Skills required: 
Completion of Tūranga Studio Starters: Music Production #2

14 years plus
Book online  Check back soon for new dates
$21.49, includes booking fee

View the sessions in the events calendar

Tūranga Studio Starters: Video Editing - CANCELLED

Learn the basics of video editing with Adobe Premiere Pro.

Skills required: 
Competent computer skills required

14+ years
Book online
$21.49, includes $1.49 booking fee)

Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4
Wednesdays, 5:15-7:45pm
25 August & 1 September
Book online - CANCELLED

View the sessions in the events calendar

Free sessions (no bookings required)

Open Creative Time at Tūranga

  • Sewing and Embroidery Mondays 6pm to 7.30pm (during term time)
  • Vinyl and Laser Cutting & 3D Printing Wednesdays 6pm to 7.30pm (during term time)
  • General Interest Thursdays 10am to 12noon (during term time)

See listings in the events calendar.

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.

  • Mondays 6.30 to 7.30pm
  • Fridays 9.30 to 11.30am
  • Sundays 10.30 to 12.30pm

See 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 Mondays 2pm to 3pm

Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre Mondays 2pm to 3pm

Spreydon (bring your own device only) Tuesdays 10.30am to 11.30am

Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre Tuesdays 2pm to 3pm

South Library Thursdays 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 12.15pm to 12.45pm (Term time only)

Upper Riccarton Library Thursdays 1pm to 1.45pm (Term time only)

See listings in the events calendar.

Sessions for Youth

YA Creative Time - FREE, drop-in sessions

Get creative with the awesome new equipment on Auahatanga, the fourth floor of Tūranga. Fridays are your time to 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

Come on in and have a go in our audio and video studio! No experience necessary. 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.

2021 Bookings and Payment

We are now using online booking platform for all of our bookable programmes. Payment via debit or credit card is required at the time of booking. Paid programmes incur a booking fee. The entire fee is passed on to charity, find out more about the impact this has on our community. Refunds are available for cancellations made 48 hours prior to the programme starting.

Waitlist

There is a limited waitlist available for most programmes. To check if waitlist places are still available, click on the programme's "Book online" link.

Consent Form

We require a consent form to be completed for every child attending our programmes. A link can be found at the time of purchase in ticketing information and will also be sent via the confirmation email. (Please note: we only require one form per child, per calendar year)

To enquire about any programmes please contact us.

Programme Evaluation

In order to continually improve our service and the programmes that we offer, your evaluation of the sessions that you have recently attended is invaluable to us. Please complete our online form to provide us with feedback.

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