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 or visiting any of the Libraries.

Elma Turner Library classes 9:30-11:00am
Internet Basics Thursday, 2 August
Internet 2 plus Q & A Thursday, 9 August
Recording Family history on Social Media Thursday, 16 August
Tablets Thursday, 23 August
Social Media Thursday, 30 August
Research tools Thursday, 6 September
Library in your pocket Thursday, 13 September online learning  Thursday, 20 September
Protect your privacy online Thursday, 27 September
Stoke Library classes 8:15-9:15am
Tablets Thursday, 9 August
Social Media Thursday, 16 August
Internet Basics 1 Thursday, 23 August
Family History using Social Media Friday, 24 August
Internet Basics 2 Thursday, 30 August
Protect your privacy online Thursday, 6 September
eBooks Thursday, 13 September

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

Basic Internet /Internet Plus

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. Explore further internet topics and ask questions in session 2.

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.

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.

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.

Trade Me

Create an account, browse topics and save auctions to your watch list, send questions to sellers, reserve prices and list an item.

Protecting your privacy online

Learn how to keep safe online, scams, reporting, spam, anti-virus software, cyber safety guides.

Recording your family history with Social Media

Record your family history & learn how to use Facebook and other social media resources to record and (safely) share your family history.

Library in your pocket

Access your library account, reserve books, read e-books, newspapers & magazines using free apps on your device. – online learning

An online education company offering video courses taught by industry experts in software, creative, and business skills

Need help with your device?

Join us for Device Advice where we assist with computers, devices, eBooks and more.

Elma Turner Library

  • Tuesday 10am
  • Thursday 2pm

Stoke Library

  • Wednesday 2pm
  • Friday 11am