Technology programmes – eKnow how

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 sessions, bookings required

These sessions are free, but bookings are required.

Intro to Digital Banking

We have partnered with Stepping Up to offer a new initiative for citizens seeking help going online.  Join us for these one off sessions to help you understand banking online.  How to recognise online scams and protect yourself.  Navigate through online baking platforms and how to get started with your bank.

No current dates

View the sessions in the events calendar

Better Digital Futures 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 Introductory Pathway

  • Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre
    Wednesdays, 10am to 12noon
    1 September - 22 September

Digital Essentials Pathway

  • New Brighton Library 
    Mondays, 1pm to 3pm
    14 June - 5 July
  • Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre
    Wednesdays, 10am to 12noon
    4 August - 25 August

Digital Engagement Pathway

  • New Brighton Library 
    Mondays, 1pm to 3pm
    2 August - 23 August

Digital Safety Pathway

  • New Brighton Library 
    Mondays, 1pm to 3pm
    30 August - 20 September
  • Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre
    Wednesdays, 10am to 12noon
    9 June - 30 June
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Classes (bookings and payment required)

Tūranga Intro to Photoshop: Photo and Image Restoration

Join us to learn some basics of Photoshop. You will learn how to touch up old photos, slides and negatives using Photoshop and the equipment you can access at Tūranga. To take this course, you will need computer literacy.
14 years plus
Book online
$20 (excluding $1.49 booking fee)

Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4
Saturdays, 10:30am to 1pm
10 & 17 July
Book online

View the sessions in the events calendar

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 plus
Book online Tickets go on sale, Friday 21 May, 7pm
$21.49, includes booking fee

Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4
Thursdays 26 August, 2, 9 September, 6pm to 7.30pm
Book Online

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 plus
Book online  Tickets go on sale, Friday 21 May, 7pm
$21.29, includes booking fee

Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4
Thursdays 29 July, 5, 12 August, 6pm to 7.30pm
Book Online

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
$21.49, includes booking fee

Check back soon for new dates

View the sessions in the events calendar

Tūranga Studio Starters: Video Editing

Learn the basics of video editing with Adobe Premiere Pro.

Skills required: 
Competent computer skills required

14 years plus
Book online
$20 (excluding $1.49 booking fee)

Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4
Wednesdays, 5:15-7:45pm
7 & 14 July
Book online

View the sessions 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.

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 12.10pm to 12.40pm (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.

Bookings opening dates

You can book for programmes from the following dates:

  • Term 1: 1 February to 16 April - Friday 8 January
  • Term 1: Holidays (17 April to 2 May) - Thursday 25 March
  • Term 2: 3 May to 9 July - Thursday 8 April
  • Term 2: Holidays (10 July to 25 July) - To be confirmed (KidsFest)
  • Term 3: 26 July to 1 October - Thursday 1 July
  • Term 3: Holidays (2 October to 17 October) - Thursday 2 September
  • Term 4 :18 October to 20 December - Thursday 23 September

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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