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Free Digital Skills Workshops

Digital Workshops at Napier Libraries

If the cellphone or tablet your well meaning children bought you is still tucked away in a drawer, a bewildering tangle of buttons, beeps and flashing lights, fear not! Help is at hand.

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, 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 for some reason cannot attend please contact us info@napierlibrary.co.nz, 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 problem enrolling online.

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

Tues 13th October Taradale 10am-12am Smartphones Basic tuition to get you started with using your cellphone and a few tips and tricks you may not know.
Thurs 22nd October Napier 10am-12am Internet 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 27th October Taradale 10am-12pm Internet 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 3rd November Taradale 10am-12am Intro 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 5th November Napier 10am-12am Smartphones Basic tuition to get you started with using your cellphone and a few tips and tricks you may not know.
Thurs 12th November Napier 10am-12am 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 17th November Taradale 10am-12am Tablets/iPad Basic tuition to get you started with using your tablet/iPad and a few tips and tricks you may not know.
Tues 24th November Taradale 10am-12am 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 November Napier 10am-12pm Tablets/iPads Basic tuition to get you started with using your tablet/iPad and a few tips and tricks you may not know.
Thurs 3rd December Napier 10am-12pm Smartphones Basic tuition to get you started with using your cellphone and a few tips and tricks you may not know.
Tues 8th December Taradale 10am-12pm Keeping in Touch Learn about video calls on apps such as Skype, Messenger and What’s app.

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