Free Digital Skills Workshops


All digital workshops have been cancelled during level 2 and above. Please check back in level 1. 

We are offering one on one versions of our tech and genealogy classes, social distanced and masked. If you need a session please book. Limit one person per class. 

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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 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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