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.

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, 1 August
Tablets - bring your own Thursday, 8 August
The Prow local history Thursday, 15 August
Ebooks Thursday, 22 August
Chromebooks and cloud computing Thursday, 29 August
Research online Thursday, 5 September
Newspapers past and present Thursday, 12 September
Words with Friends Thursday, 19 September
Stoke Library classes 8:15-9:15am
Introduction to social media - Q&A session Friday, 2 August
Scammers and safety online Friday, 9 August
The Prow website Friday, 16 August
Introduction to tablets Thursday, 12 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

Good Book Hunting

Using our catalogue to find your next great read.

Internet for Beginners

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.

More Internet practice for beginners

This class provides another opportunity to learn about how to search the internet.  Maybe you’ve done a little before, but would like to polish your skills

Tablets

For all tablets users. A chance to learn a few tips, new apps, -reading and more 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.

Entertainment Apps

Netflix, Spotify and Lightbox will be explored

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/audiobooks

Download Libby and BorrowBox & start reading and listening to ebooks and audiobooks for free with your library card.

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.