An absolute beginner at computers? Feeling frustrated when using Google Chrome or MS Word? Help is at hand!
We are excited to announce a new partnership with Stepping Up in offering free digital skills workshops to customers. Check out the Stepping Up course catalogue here – Stepping Up catalogue. We can provide one-off two hour workshops on a selection of topics such as; computer basics, setting up an email account, using Facebook or Trade Me, or creating a C.V.
We are currently running monthly workshops at Tawa and Johnsonville libraries, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or with any suggestions of particular workshops that you would like to see us run.
Tawa Library 10am-12pm on the first Thursday of the month, phone 232 1690.
Johnsonville Library 10am-12pm on the first Friday of the month, phone 477 6151.
Register on the Stepping Up website or talk to a staff member for more information. Please spread the word and tell your family and friends!
Fancy escaping from Wellington for the day? Then bring the family, head over the hills to Carterton in the Wairarapa and join in the fun at the BIG BOOK BASH on Saturday 2nd December. The Big Book Bash has something for everyone, with fun activities, readings, storytelling, workshops, book sales and signings, performances and more. Some of highlights include zine making with Murtle Chickpea, paper bag dogs with Fifi Colston, creative writing workshop with Mandy Hagar, Rainbow Storytimes with LaQuisha St Redfern and Pamela Hancock, author talks and readings with Juliette McIver, Paul Beavis, Allan Bagnall, Ali Foster, Anne Manchester, Mary MaCallum and so much more. With over 30+ events on offer and some amazing authors and illustrators to inspire and delight you this will be a day to be remembered and the best bit, it’s all FREE!
While you’re there perusing the offerings keep an eye out for the Wellington City Libraries’ stand where we will be running a Scavenger Hunt with a bag full of books for the prize!
What: Big Book Bash
Where: Carterton Events Centre, Carterton District Library and Carterton Community Courthouse
When: Saturday 2nd December, 11am – 6pm
If you know or have any kids that would like to try out making a zine, then looky here…
Come along to the free children’s zine workshop and have a go at making your very own zine!
Thirteen-year-old Zora Patrick has been making zines for almost five years. In 2011 she won Wellington Zinefest’s ‘Best of the Fest’ trophy, and in 2012 was invited to the 2012 KOMACON (children’s comic competition) in Bucheon, Korea.
Zora and her zine-making younger sisters Oki (9) and Dune (8), whose work was also recently included in the exhibition Small Press at RAMP Gallery in Hamilton, will be talking about ideas for zines, zine-making techniques, and presenting some of their favourite creations.
This workshop aims to encourage children to participate in zine-making and introduce them to Wellington Zinefest, and will include a session of zine-making with materials provided by Wellington Zinefest and Wellington City Libraries.
When: Saturday, October 18, 2014, 10:30am – 12pm
Where: Central Library, 65 Victoria St, Wellington