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  • Stepping Up Computer Classes

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    Try our new computer classes for adults! Stepping Up is an initiative of the 20/20 communications trust, a not-for-profit community trust. Each class module, called a ‘digital step’, takes two hours to complete. We offer two courses per week and repeat the courses on a monthly rotation. All classes are in the Library Training Room and registrations are required.


    Upcoming Courses

     Date Course
    Monday 15 May  Introduction to Social Media
    Wednesday 17 May  Facebook
    Monday 22 May  Computer Basics
    Wednesday 24 May  Email
    Monday 29 May  RealMe
    Wednesday 31 May  WINZ - My Account
    Wednesday 7 June Ancestry - Library Edition


    Click here to register for a Stepping Up course

    Classes Offered

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    • Introduction to Social Media

      Week 1. Monday 1:00 - 3:00pm


      You will learn what social networking is and how you can participate in some popular social media sites including:


      •  Facebook

      •  Twitter

      •  LinkedIn

      •  Google +

    • Facebook

      Week 1. Wednesday 10:30 - 12:30


      You will learn how to create a Facebook account and use it to engage with your friends:


      • Create an account

      • Posting to your wall

      • Accepting and sending friend requests

      •  Sending private messages

      • Privacy settings

    • Computer Basics

      Week 2. Monday 1:00pm - 3:00pm

      This class is designed for first-time computer users. You will learn how to use the core functions of a computer and file management. Course includes:

      •  Parts of a computer
      •  The desktop, log-on and passwords
      •  Using a mouse and keyboard
      •  Files and folders
       Basic troubleshooting

    • Email

      Week 2. Wednesday 10:30 - 12:30

      This class is intended for people who don't already have an email account. If you have a cell phone please bring this to the class in order to receive a text verification code to set up your email account.

      • Create a free email account
      • Navigating around your email account
      • Add an address to your contacts list



    • Real Me

      Week 3. Monday 1:00pm - 3:00pm


      You will learn how to create an online account recognised by Government agencies:


      • What is RealMe?

      • A Verified or Unverified account?

      • Creating a RealMe account & verifying it

      • RealMe for proving your identity

      • Organisations currently using RealMe

      • Keeping your details safe, secure and private

    • WINZ - My Account

      Week 3. Wednesday 10:30 - 12:30


      You will learn to how create an online Work and Income account that will allow you to:


      • Check your next appointment & payments

      • Book, change and cancel appointments

      • Update contact and bank account info

      • Update address and accommodation costs

      • Tell Work & Income about your job search

      • Stop your payments

      • View your debt balance and repayments

      • Complete a self-assessment

    • Digital Photos

      Week 4. Monday 1:00pm - 3:00pm


      You will learn how to download and share photos from your camera and/or Smartphone:


      • Transferring photos from your digital camera to a computer

      • Sharing your camera’s digital photos with family and friends

      • Transferring photos from your Smartphone to a computer

      • Sharing your photos directly from your Smartphone

    • Ancestry

      Week 4. Wednesday 10:30 - 12:30

      You will learn tips for effective searching on, including records that are available in the UK and New Zealand:


      • Search tips for using Ancestry

      •  Record collections for New Zealand

      • Record collections for the UK

      •  Viewing Public Member Trees

      •  How to send records home from the library

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