Computers and IT

Skills for tomorrow: Central Library

A fortnightly session where you can learn essential digital skills like how to use email, the Internet, being safe online or using social media. Aimed at people with low or no digital skills, you will work through online courses from Learn My Way.

We will use a journey planner to establish what courses will be most useful for you and we will be on hand to help you work through them (minimum 3 courses).

Work Club: Crownhill Library

Get help with searching for jobs, CVs, basic IT skills, interviews and more at one of our regular work clubs supported by Pluss.

Oxford University Press support session: Central Library

We have lots of free online resources you can use with your Plymouth Library card.

At this session, Oxford University Press will be showing you all the different and surprising ways you can make use of the following:

Oxford Dictionaries

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Oxford English Dictionary

Oxford Reference Online

Spaces limited so please book your place via Eventbrite:

DATA Play 10: Past, Present and Future

DATA Play 10 is coming soon and we want you to get involved!

We're excited to be running another DATA Play day on 1 November 2019 which will explore how data and technology can help the city's challenges.

#GirlCode: Plymstock Library

#GIRLCODE is a free coding class for girls aged 8-14 who want to learn to code in a fun and friendly environment.

Run by tech industry professionals, the easy and interactive session will provide hands-on experience of programming using the BBC micro:bit.

All equipment will be provided, and no prior experience is needed.

#GIRLCODE aims to encourage girls in the Plymouth area to consider careers in technology and software development.

Places are limited - please book your place online here.

Adult coding group: Central Library

The monthly adult coding group at Central Library is a place where you can come to learn more about coding and programming languages by working through online courses such as FreeCodeCamp and Codecademy with the support of volunteers and your peers.

Make friends with fellow learners and help one another as you go through your coding journey!

Bring your own laptop/device - no booking required.

Code Club: Central Library

Code Club is a national network of volunteer-led after school coding clubs for children.

Children follow modules of projects to learn about and develop coding skills using Scratch, HTML & CSS and Python.

Code Club runs during term time only.

Suitable for children aged 8 and over. There are limited spaces so please contact the library in advance on 01752 305902 to check availability.

Code Club: Central Library

Code Club is a national network of volunteer-led after school coding clubs for children.

Children follow modules of projects to learn about and develop coding skills using Scratch, HTML & CSS and Python.

Code Club runs during term time only.

Suitable for children aged 8 and over. There are limited spaces so please contact the library in advance on 01752 305902 to check availability.

Cake and Code 2: Plymstock Library

Did you enjoy Cake and Code? Come along to part 2 at Plymstock Library!

During this session you will find out what coding is and be guided through a coding activity where you will animate a character using Scratch and code a Microbit to become acompass. And of course there will be cake!

Aimed at adults - no previous coding experience required!

Places are limited, so booking is needed.

Book online

British Science Week: Plympton Library

Help us celebrate British Science Week!

Join us at Plympton Library for our Science Fair! There will be lots of fun science based activities on all day including:

  • Virtual Reality
  • Coding
  • Molecules and medicines
  • Science experiments
  • 3D printing
  • Smoothie bike
  • and much more!!

The event will be supported by local STEM Ambassadors, Babcock, Positive People and other local organisations.