New pop-up library service in Stoke, while temporary closure of the Stoke Library. 

Computer classes

Nelson Public Libraries hold a variety of free computer classes each school term, for beginners and more experienced users who may want to venture further into the digital world, extend their research skills or learn about the digital services the Library offers.

Elma Turner Library classes are held in partnership with the 2020 Trust’s Stepping Up programme.

Classes must be booked by phoning 03 546 0414, emailing library@ncc.govt.nz or visiting any of the Libraries.

Elma Turner Library classes 9:30-11:00am
Internet for beginners Thursday, 2 May
Tablets - bring your own Thursday, 9 May
Travel planning Thursday, 16 May
Good book hunting Thursday, 30 May
Scams and safety online Thursday, 6 June
Social media Thursday, 13 June
Ebooks/audiobooks Thursday, 20 June
Entertainment apps (Netflix, Spotify) Thursday, 27 June
Stoke Library classes 8:15-9:15am
More Internet practice - for beginners Friday, 31 May
Introduction to tablets Friday, 7 June
Scams and safety online Thursday, 14 June
Entertainment apps (Netflix, Spotify) Thursday, 21 June

Important info

  • Booking is essential as class size is limited
  • Elma Turner Library classes are held in the Learning Centre
  • Please leave your name and contact number if you wish to be on a wait list
  • Classes are limited to 7 people at Elma Turner Library and 5-6 people at Stoke library except for the Tablets classes where use of your own device is preferred

Class info

Good Book Hunting

Using our catalogue to find your next great read.

Basic Internet skills

Learn how to access the web. Basic searching techniques and examples of useful and fun websites are given. Find the best sites for many topics.

Introduction to Tablets

Learn how to touch, swipe, pinch hold and drag, connect to wi-fi, surf the web, install apps and e-reading on your own device.

Social Media

Learn about Facebook and other Social Media. Sign up for an account if you choose to. The how and why of Social networking is discussed.

Favourite mobile phone tools for staying connected

What’s App, Snapchat, Viber, Messenger, WeChat and Skype

Research Tools (for experienced internet users only)

Search for information from many sources in the ‘deep web’not accessed by Google. The Libraries’ Research databases are explored.

Ebooks

Download Libby and BorrowBox and start reading and listening to ebooks and audiobooks

The Prow local history site

Explore Top of the South history and learn how to contribute and comment on the articles.


Classes are limited to 7 people at Elma Turner Library and 5 people at Stoke library except for the Tablets classes where use of your own device is preferred.