What’s going on at South Learning Centre for Adult Learner’s Week?

Adult Learners Week at South Learning Centre  in Colombo Street, Beckenham has a range of classes for you to choose from:

Wednesday 4 September Computer Drop In Classes 2.30-3.30pm
Bring along your own mobile device(iPad, Tablet, laptop, iPhone, Smartphone) to learn more about its functions and capabilities. If you don’t have one, feel free to use ours. Have you heard about The Web, Email, TradeMe, Facebook and Skype? Don’t worry come to learn in a relaxed and social environment with other like-minded adults.
Learn some new skills and adapt old ones to ever changing technologies.

Thursday 5 September Craft Group 1.30-3.30pm
Come and enjoy new company who are also keen crafty people. Share knitting, crochet or craft of your choice in this lovely social group.

Saturday 7 September Introduction to iPads 2-3.30pm
Learn the basics of an iPad in a relaxed, comfortable setting. It is self-paced learning – looking at the basics of home screen, finger navigation, connecting to a WiFi network as well as exploring the World Wide Web.

Sunday 8 September Create Your Own Slideshow 1.00-3.00pm
This is a chance to make more of your digital photos or your printed photographs. Bring along photos on a USB/memory stick or from your photo albums to create a digital slideshow accompanied by your favourite music. Your final product can be recorded onto a disc to take away and played through your DVD player or computer. It may sound complex but it is surprisingly easy!

Explore more Adult Learners’ Week events at our libraries.

Recent necrology, August 2013

cover of My music in London 1945-2000A list of well-known people who have died recently

  • John Amis, 1922-2013
    Musical impresario who worked with Myra Hess and Donald Swann and became a regular on My Music
  • Eydie Gorme, 1928-2013
    Singer who formed a successful double act with her husband Steve Lawrence
  • Elmore Leonard, 1925-2013
    Master of crime fiction who transcended the genre with novels such as Get Shorty, and, Glitz
  • Julie Harris, 1925-2013
    Actress of remarkable versatility whose six Tony Awards have not been equalled
  • Marian McPartland, 1918-2013
    Classically-trained, British-born pianist who made her name on New York’s jazz scene in the 1950s and presented a long-running jazz series on radio
  • cover of A river in the skyBarbara Mertz, 1927-2013
    American author who wrote under her own name as well as under the pseudonyms Elizabeth Peters and Barbara Michaels
  • Cedar Walton, 1934-2013
    Pianist and composer behind some of the finest pieces in ‘hard bop’ jazz
  • Yoram Kaniuk, 1930-2013
    Jewish novelist who fought for the creation of Israel but did no like what the state went on to become

Very interesting postcards: 1902

View in our collection

Find out about local Printers, Stationers, Paper Merchants, Etc. in the The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Canterbury Provincial District] , 1903 (NZETC).

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We have digitised a rather splendid 1902 publication Tourists’ guide to Canterbury.