What's on at Tawa Library?
What's on here? Lots! On this page you will find out information about Baby Rock & Rhyme, Pre-School Storytime, Holiday Programmes, displays on at the library and special events!
Celebrating New Zealand Music Month
During May Tawa 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 who have only just started learning.
At the end of each session performers will have the opportunity to write their name up on our Library Hall of Fame.
For details of performance dates and times, or if you are interested in performing please contact staff at the Tawa Library.
This week Tawa library has enjoyed some wonderful musical experiences. Here are our latest pick of photos.
Tuatara at Tawa!
On Wednesday 1st May at 11am Sue Keall from Victoria University brought a real live tuatara to Tawa Library. About 70 people got to see and touch Spike the tuatara up close. Sue spoke to everyone about the life-cycle of a tuatara and told us all about what makes them an amazing part of our country's natural history and how we can protect these amazing reptiles.
Free Wi-fi at Tawa Library!
Tawa 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.
Tawa October School Holiday Activity: Gruesome and Gory Grimm Stories
Forty-seven children and adults came along to Tawa Library's Gruesome and Gory October Holiday Programme to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Brothers Grimm. Members of staff, Shelley and Taitu, dressed as a witch and as a Fairy-Princess respectively. Shelley read Little Red Riding Hood to the children while Rich played a spooky soundtrack on the double-bass.
Some of the children came along dressed as their favourite fairytale characters. The children enjoyed playing games, such as a fairytale-themed snakes and ladders, guessing who the fairytale character was, and completing jigsaws. They also made origami claws, and even tasted some wolf's blood! (It was red dye and golden syrup). There was also a take home activity of drawing your favourite fairytale character.
$2 DVD Collection!
Tawa 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!
Previous events at Tawa
Spring Into Tawa at Tawa Library
Once again Tawa Library celebrated another successful Spring Into Tawa in September. Over 30 children came along to the library's special Hairy Maclary Storytime, which was held to honour Hairy Maclary's birthday in September. The children were rapt to hear Paula read Lynley Dodd's tongue-twisting stories aloud.
People from Tawa College Adult Education also visited Tawa Library for Spring Into Tawa. There were demonstrations on flax-weaving, wood-carving, patchwork and felt-making. Plus, there were performances from the Britannic Bedlam Morris Gentlemen, who also came along last year, and performances from ukulele and Irish whistle experts.
Margaret Mahy Nationwide Read
On the 11th August, thousands of people across New Zealand took part in a nationwide storytime read at 11am to celebrate the life of renowned children's author, Margaret Mahy. Tawa Library was one of 90 libraries that took part in the event. Paula from Whitireia read some of Margaret Mahy's stories aloud to some attentive children, who enjoyed the story session very much.
Baby Rock & Rhyme
Baby Rock and Rhyme is a FREE, fun programme for babies under two years and their parents/caregivers. Sessions are held every Friday morning at 9.30am and run for 20 - 30 minutes. There is no need to register, just come along 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.
- Storytime is every Monday at Tawa Library at 10:30am in the children's area.
- Storytime runs for about half an hour, with stories and songs.
- 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!
Tawa Local History Books
Tawa Historical Society have published a number of excellent books which can be either be borrowed or purchased at Tawa library. Holding information is available via our catalogue.