Free drop-in tech assistance
EVERY FRIDAY BETWEEN 10AM AND 11AM (STARTING FRIDAY 27 MAY)
Come along to Taupō Library and get a hand with your tech related queries. Bring your devices, app or programme queries and tech expert and Taupō local Joe Muir or a library staff member will help you with them. When Joe is at the library he is also able to provide small business owners tech related advice.
Venue: Taupō Library, Story Place, Taupō
Date and time: 10-11am every Friday (starting Friday 27 May 2022)
This is a drop-in service, bookings are not required
A bit about Joseph Muir (Joe)
Joe is a cloud architect who works for Using Technology Better. If you don’t know what a Cloud Architect is no worries! What Joe does is spend a lot of time immersed in creative and teaching environments, which means he’s constantly thinking outside the box and solving tech-related problems before they arise. A Taupō local, Joe wants to share his problem-solving skills and hands-on tech expertise with locals, by helping them with their own tech problems.
Please note: if your query is related to the library’s digital resources such as the catalogue, e-books, e-audio books or your online membership account you will need to talk with a library staff member.
This service is being offered in addition to the Computer Help with Seniors service (outlined below), which is currently on hold.
Play on Words
EVERY THIRD FRIDAY OF THE MONTH, FROM 2PM TO 3.30PM
Aimed at seniors and retirees, the Play on Words games afternoon offers a fun way to exercise the mind with puzzles, word finders, crosswords, cards and word-based board games over a cuppa with likeminded seniors. Large print or format games are available.
Venue: Taupō Library, Story Place, Taupō (in the Wifi room)
When: Every third Friday of the month, from 2pm to 3.30pm, registration is not required.
Access: Ground floor of the library.
Tea and coffee provided.
Between the Covers - book chat group
MONTHLY FROM 2PM TO 3.30PM ON THE FIRST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH
Come along and chat with others about the books you have been reading, share book recommendations, and hear about books that others have enjoyed.
Between the Covers is open to adults of all ages. There is no need to register, just come along and be ready to share your thoughts on your latest read. You may want to bring the book you have been reading with you.
Venue: Taupō Library, Story Place, Taupō (in the Hone Tūwhare room)
When: Monthly from 2pm to 3.30pm on the first Friday of every month
Access: The Hone Tūwhare room is upstairs, with lift and stairwell access.
Youth Week Book Quiz
DATE TO BE ADVISED
If you love to read and think you know all things young adult fiction, get your team together and register for the free Youth Week Book Quiz at Taupō Library. Prizes up for grabs!
Venue: Taupō Library, Story Place, Taupō (Hone Tuwhare room)
When: This event has been postponed, a new date will be advised as soon as possible
Light snacks will be provided.
Quiz term and conditions
- Maximum of five team members per team and one person can register their whole team in one registration.
- If you don’t have a team and would like to be added to one, register yourself and we will put you in a team.
- Registrants will be sent an email confirming their entry.
- You must be in years 9-13 to participate.
- Teams can be a mixture of year groups.
- In the spirit of fair and fun play competitors are asked not to use a device or other method to search for the answers during the quiz.
Computer help for seniors
SESSIONS ON HOLD
Come along and get a hand with your computer queries. Bring your mobile devices, laptops, tablets and smartphones and the team will show you how to use them. It's free to attend!
sessions are not available at the current traffic light setting.
Sorry for any inconvenience.
Free Wi-Fi is available at the library so the team can help you with any internet related concerns that you may have.
For more information, contact Dot on 377 1525.
Justice of the Peace
SESSIONS ON HOLD
Justice of the Peace services are not available at our libraries at the current traffic light setting. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Visit the New Zealand Justice of the Peace website for further information.