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Free Digital Skills Workshops

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Napier Libraries, in partnership with Stepping Up: Digital Skills for Life and Digital Inclusion Alliance Aotearoa, have put together a range of free digital skills workshops for the community.

These workshops cover a selection of topics including smartphones, eBooks and internet banking, how to access free movies using Kanopy, reading newspapers & magazines online, keeping safe online, and using video calls and messaging apps to keep connected with friends and family. These topics vary term to term. If you book into a class but then cannot attend, please contact us so that we can offer your place to someone on the waiting list.

Class dates, times and locations are listed below.  Contact us if you have any problems enrolling online.

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 Many of the classes are repeated. If you attend more than one session with the same name you will be going over the same information.

Tues 27th July Napier 10am-12pm Smartphones Basic tuition to get you started with using your cellphone and a few tips and tricks you may not know.
Thurs 29th July Taradale 10am-12pm Smartphones Basic tuition to get you started with using your cellphone and a few tips and tricks you may not know.
Tues 3rd August Napier 10am-12pm Digital Banking This workshop is to provide knowledge and confidence to people moving into online banking. Getting to know banking online, how to recognise the signs of an online scam and what to do, and starting to navigate through an online banking platform. No personal financial information is required to participate. 
Thurs 5th August Taradale 10am-12pm Digital Banking This workshop is to provide knowledge and confidence to people moving into online banking. Getting to know banking online, how to recognise the signs of an online scam and what to do, and starting to navigate through an online banking platform. No personal financial information is required to participate.  
Tues 10th August Napier 10am-10:45am *mini class*
eBooks
Learn more about our eBook/eAudiobook apps. How to download and log in using your library card. How to find and borrow eBooks/eAudiobooks on your device. 
Tues 10th August Taradale 10am-12pm Introduction to Genealogy Designed for those new to family research, this class will show you how to search effectively and explore different features of 4 popular genealogy websites.
Thurs 12th August Taradale 10am-10:45am *mini class*
eBooks
Learn more about our eBook/eAudiobook apps. How to download and log in using your library card. How to find and borrow eBooks/eAudiobooks on your device. 
Tues 17th August Napier 10am-12pm Smartphones Basic tuition to get you started with using your cellphone and a few tips and tricks you may not know.
Thurs 19th August Taradale 10am-12pm Intermediate Genealogy For those already confident in basic genealogy, this class explores other useful websites and provides further helpful information with an emphasis on resources available through Napier Libraries.  Areas covered include cemetery searches, records held by Napier Libraries and other council facilities, and alternative places to locate information.
Tues 24th August Napier 10am-10:45am *mini class*
Sypdus mobile
Learn more about our library app. How to download and log in using your library card. How to navigate the app, how to access your account information, and how to renew and reserve items using your device. 
Tues 24th August Taradale 10am-12pm Local History Designed for those new to local history, this class explores the resources available through Napier Libraries, along with some tips and tricks to help you along your research journey.
Thurs 26th August Napier 10am-10:45am *mini class*
Spydus mobile
Learn more about our library app. The class covers how to download and log in using your library card, how to navigate the app, how to access your account information, and how to renew and reserve items using your device.
Tues 31st August Napier 10am-12pm Smartphones Basic tuition to get you started with using your cellphone and a few tips and tricks you may not know.
Thurs 2nd September Taradale 10am-12pm Smartphones Basic tuition to get you started with using your cellphone and a few tips and tricks you may not know.
Tues 7th September Napier 10am-10:45am *mini class*
eBooks
Learn more about our eBook/eAudiobook apps. How to download and log in using your library card. How to find and borrow eBooks/eAudiobooks on your device. 
Thurs 9th September Taradale 10am-10:45am *mini class*
eBooks
Learn more about our eBook/eAudiobook apps. How to download and log in using your library card. How to find and borrow eBooks/eAudiobooks on your device. 
Tues 14th September Napier 10am-12pm Digital Banking This workshop is to provide knowledge and confidence to people moving into online banking. Getting to know banking online, how to recognise the signs of an online scam and what to do, and starting to navigate through an online banking platform. No personal financial information is required to participate.  
Thurs 16th September Taradale 10am-12pm Digital Banking This workshop is to provide knowledge and confidence to people moving into online banking. Getting to know banking online, how to recognise the signs of an online scam and what to do, and starting to navigate through an online banking platform. No personal financial information is required to participate.  
Tues 21st September Napier 10am-10:45am *mini class*
Spydus mobile
Learn more about our library app. The class covers how to download and log in using your library card, how to navigate the app, how to access your account information, and how to renew and reserve items using your device.
Tues 28th September Napier 10am-10:45am *mini class*
Emails
*New mini class* Learn how to create an email account. Learn to navigate your email platform. How to attatch files and photos to an email etc. This class will use Gmail as an example but most of the information will work for other email address types. 
Tues 26th October Taradale 1pm-3pm Introduction to Genealogy Designed for those new to family research, this class will show you how to search effectively and explore different features of 4 popular genealogy websites.
Thurs 4th November Taradale 1pm-3pm Intermediate Genealogy For those already confident in basic genealogy, this class explores other useful websites and provides further helpful information with an emphasis on resources available through Napier Libraries.  Areas covered include cemetery searches, records held by Napier Libraries and other council facilities, and alternative places to locate information.
Tues 16th November Taradale 1pm-3pm Local History Designed for those new to local history, this class explores the resources available through Napier Libraries, along with some tips and tricks to help you along your research journey.

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