What's on at Johnsonville Library?
What's on at Johnsonville Library? Lots! All are welcome to weekly storytimes. Plus, on this page you'll find photos of happenings at the library, and information about our Baby Rock & Rhyme sessions and special events.
Movie Nights at the Library
Johnsonville Library now has a free monthly movie night happening on the first Friday of each month.Our next movie night is on Friday 7th July 2017 at 5.30pm. We will be watching Ash Ketchum, Pikachu and their friends as they try to save a city from ancient creatures pushed out of their home by climate change. This film is rated G and runs for 70 minutes..
Not sure what film we're talking about? You can call the library or talk to a librarian to find out what is playing each month.
Bring your own cushion for a comfy night in. Movies will play in the Children's section of the library.
More Exciting News
Chinese Storytimes at Johnsonville
Come and join us for a fun and interactive Mandarin Storytime with Chinese stories, songs and rhymes. Children and care-givers who speak Mandarin, or use Mandarin as a second language will love these new sessions. Our Chinese Storytimes are held on the third Friday of the month and our next storytime will be on Friday 21st July at 10.30am.
This is a free event aimed for pre-schoolers through to 12 years but all are welcome. Each session will run for 30 minutes.
欢迎加入Johnsonville 图书馆中文故事,儿歌活动 时间是每个月的第三个星期五上午10.30-11 点 地点是约翰逊图书馆 电话04-4776151
Tea & Tales
Come along on the first Wednesday of the month at 2pm and enjoy some lively book discussions with like-minded people. Feel free to bring along some stories, poems, excerpts and anecdotes that you can share over a nice cup of tea/coffee and a biscuit. Sessions usually last around 1 hour.
Our next session is on Wednesday 5th July at 2pm.
New Johnsonville Library - Have your say!
Wellington City Council is planning on building a new library, and has needed your help designing a community hub for the Johnsonville area. A specially created engagement website has been created, and we would encourage all residents to get involved in this exciting local project. Check out the link below to learn more about the feedback so far!newjohnsonvillelibrary.co.nz
Chinese New Year Celebration
Johnsonville Library was very lucky to host members from the Chinese Intangible Cultural Heritage Inheritors during Chinese New Year celebrations.
Three folk art masters from the north of China inspired us with demonstrations of three traditional forms of Chinese art - paper cutting, dough modelling and knot art.
A very large crowd gathered to enjoyed watching these masters at work.
July Holiday ProgrammeOur Roald Dahl holiday programme was a huge success with over 150 parents and children attending. With a focus on The BFG Johnsonville Library now boasts a beautiful shelf full of jars holding children's dreams. Dreams about having superpowers to dreams about saving the pandas.
Check out some of the photos from our session.
Check out Johnsonville Library's regular booksales where you can grab yourself a bargain. Buy a withdrawn book for as little as a $1! New sale books added regularly.
Johnsonville Library now has free wi-fi! Just bring in your wireless-compatible device, and you will be able to use the Wellington Wi-fi for free. Wi-fi is available Monday - Saturday during opening hours.
Baby Rock & Rhyme
When: every Wednesday and Thursday from 9.30 - 10:00 am.
Baby Rock & Rhyme is a free, fun programme for babies 0 - 2 year old. You won't have to register, just come and have an enjoyable time with your baby. For more information and for details of sessions at other branches, check out What's On @ the Library for information about Baby Rock and Rhyme.We're bringing Baby Rock and Rhyme music to your home. You can download the whole CD from iTunes for $18.99 or select your baby's favourites and creat your own playlist for as low as $1.79 each song.
- Storytime is every Tuesday morning at Johnsonville Library at 10:30am in the children's area
- The third session of each month will be in te reo
- Story-telling and singing runs for about half an hour
- Pre-school storytimes are fun and free - there's no charge, and you don't have to book
- Storytime is aimed at pre-school age children (three and four years old) - but younger siblings are always welcome!
When: On the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10.30am.
Whāngaia tō Tama Toa ki te pānui pukapuka
Get your superhero hooked on stories. Monthly storytimes in te reo Māori are available at Johnsonville Library on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Open to anyone, these free 30 min sessions feature stories, rhymes and waiata in te reo Māori, and are perfect for 2-6 year olds and their caregivers.