Free Digital Skills Workshops
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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||21st July||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||30th July||Napier||10am-12am||Smartphones||Basic tuition to get you started with using your cellphone and a few tips and tricks you may not know|
|Tues||4th August||Taradale||10am-12pm||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: Ancestry.com, Findmypast.com, Familysearch.com and BDMs through Internal Affairs|
|Thurs||13th August||Napier||10am-12am||Smartphones||Basic tuition to get you started with using your cellphone and a few tips and tricks you may not know|
|Tues||18th August||Taradale||10am-12am||Intro to Tablets||Basic tuition to get you started with using your tablet and a few tips and tricks you may not know|
|Thurs||27th August||Napier||10am-12am||Intro to iPads||Basic tuition to get you started with using your iPad and a few tips and tricks you may not know|
|Tues||1st September||Taradale||10am-12am||Keeping in touch||*NEW* Learn about video calls on apps such as Skype, Messenger and What’s app|
|Thurs||10th September||Napier||10am-12pm||Internet Safety||Keep safe online, learn how to identify and avoid scams, some helpful websites to use with tips to keep you safe|
|Thurs||24th September||Napier||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|