What's on at Johnsonville Library?
Celebrating New Zealand Music Month!
During May, Johnsonville Library will be making music with performances by students and bands from our local community. Come and share in the joy of music, and support our local budding musicians and singers, some of whom have only just started learning. At the end of the each session performers will have the opportunity to write their names up on our Library Hall of Fame.
Below are pictures of Patricia Collier and her students performing, and pictures of students of Loretta Lander. For details of performance dates and times, or if you are interested in performing, contact the staff at the Johnsonville Library.
Down the Back of the Chair! April School Holiday Programme
60 children and adults came to Johnsonville's holiday programme, on Monday 22nd April, for an interactive story-time where Justin and Susannah acted out "Down the back of the chair" by Margaret Mahy. Half way through they did a dance to Dave Dobbyn's song, "Slice of Heaven."
This was followed by a game of Pin the Worm on the Kiwi, with 2 children getting closest equal to pinning the worm onto the kiwi's beak. Then the programme finished up with Justin teaching the kids how to make poi. Loads of fun was had by everyone!
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 Buy a withdrawn book for as little as a $1!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.
About 30 children and adults came along to Johnsonville Library's Special Christmas Storytime on Friday 21st December. Some children came along in costume to hear staff members Jade and Swee Chan read Christmas stories aloud. There was music and dancing, and even a special guest, Faith, who played the violin!
$2 DVD Collection!
Johnsonville Library now has a great collection of DVDs to borrow for only $2! Just look out for the DVDs marked with a pink sticker: they range from Classics to Family Movies; from Documentaries to Foreign Films; from Arthouse to TV Series. Drop in and check them out!
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.
April 2012 Holiday Program
We had a wonderful time during the April 2012 Holiday Programs - have a look and see what we got up to!
Sink or Swim
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 in English is every Tuesday morning at Johnsonville Library at 10:30am in the children's area
- 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!