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 9.30-11am
Internet Basics Thursday, 19 October
Social Media Thursday, 26 October
Introduction to Tablets Thursday, 2 November
eBooks Thursday, 9 November
TradeMe Thursday, 16 November
Newspapers online Thursday, 23 November
Words with Friends Thursday, 30 November
Finding Summer Reading Thursday, 7 December
Stoke Library classes 8.15-9.15am
TradeMe Thursday, 19 October
Basic internet 1 Thursday, 2 November
Basic internet 2 Thursday, 9 November
Introduction to Tablets Thursday, 23 November

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

Class info

Basic Internet 

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.

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 WiFi, surf the web, install apps and e-reading on your own device.

eBooks

Access Overdrive via your library card to download books and audio to your device, tablet or comput

TradeMe

Learn how to use this powerful website to buy and sell your things - from your desktop or from your device. Create an account, upload photos and more.

The world of newspapers & magazines - PressReader

Access titles from across the world, including Nelson Mail (and all NZ papers), Guardian Weekly & Washington Post; NZ Listener, North & South, NZ Woman’s Weekly. Plus thousands more titles as they are printed.

Words with Friends

Learn about this online version of scrabble - challenge your friends and competitors from around the world.

Finding summer reading

Discover the full potential of our library catalogue to find the books that you want to read. We will also introduce some other useful online tools.


Mouse tutorial

Exercises to help beginning computer users become familiar with using a mouse.