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What's on at Tawa Library?

Tawa Library


What's on here? On this page you will find out information about Baby Rock & Rhyme, pre-school storytimes, holiday activities, displays on at the library and special events!

We are located at 158 Main Road (Cnr Cambridge Street & Main Road) Tawa, Wellington, New Zealand. You can also contact us here.

Holiday programme

October School Holiday Programme

Mystery, Mayhem and Madness! A Detective Adventure.

Haven't a clue what to do these school holidays?

Put on your best deerstalker hat and be like Sherlock Holmes. Solve this baffling mystery to find out what is puzzling the librarians or is it a Red Herring?

Come along and join in the fun as we become Detectives for this exciting school holiday whodunit.

Our holiday programme is on Thursday 5th October at 2pm.

Tawa Libraries @ Six Series

Stories @ Six

Join us for the first Thursday of every month for Storytimes in the early evenings at Tawa Library at 6.00pm. The sessions run for half an hour. 2 - 8 year olds welcome. On Thursdays Tawa Library is open until 8pm so there is plenty of time to issue books afterwards.

This is a free event for all the family to enjoy.

The next Stories @ Six will be on Thursday 5th October at 6pm

Early evening storytime Early evening storytime

Knit @ Six

These sessions are on the second Thursday of the month and run from 6pm until 7pm. Just bring your own knitting or projects and get to know other like-minded people in our community.

It's always fun to yarn over your yarn!

The next session will be on Thursday 12th October at 6pm

Knitting at Tawa Library Knitting at Tawa Library

Flicks @ Six

This is a free monthly movie night happening on the third Thursday of each month.

We have a special Halloween themed movie night for October. This film tells a story of Count Dracula, the owner of a hotel where the world's monsters can take a rest from human civilization. Dracula invites some of the most famous monsters to celebrate the 118th birthday of his daughter Mavis. When the "human-free hotel" is unexpectedly visited by an ordinary human traveller named Jonathan, Dracula must protect Mavis from falling in love with him before the hotel's guests learn that there is a human in the castle. Although it is Halloween themed, the film only has a few mildly scary scenes and is suitable for most children. We recommend parents watch with small children. This film is rated PG and runs for 88 minutes.

You can call the library or talk to a librarian to find out what is playing each month. Movies are rated G or PG so are safe for all ages. Bring your own cushion for a comfy night in. Movies will play in the Children's section of the library.

Our next movie night is on Thursday 19th October at 6pm

Write @ Six

Come along on the third Thursday of the month at 6pm for a writing session run by Dave Smith. Write a long story, a short story, a haiku, a zine, read or discuss a book, the choice is up to you!

The next session will be on Thursday 19th October at 6pm

Search @ Six

Calling all avid and amateur genealogists. Come along on the fourth Thursday of the month at 6pm to look into your ancestry and fill out your family tree.

The next session will be on Thursday 26th October at 6pm

Tea & Tales

Come along on the first Tuesday of the month at 10.30am 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 Tuesday 7th November at 10.30am.

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.

Pre-school Storytime

  • 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!

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What's On Here?

There's always something fun and exciting happening here. Check out what we have been doing at the library.

Images from Tawa Library's April 2014 School Holiday Programme: Superheroes



Images from Tawa Library's SPCA Storytime

Peaches the rabbit.

Zeus the puppy.

Tawa Library is privileged to have displayed masks and puppets by Tawa Intermediate School's year 7 art class. The masks are inspired by the sculptural work of artist A J Fosk.



The display on Asian elephants by Tamara Irvine was up in Tawa Library in early 2014. Tamara hopes people will learn more about the lives of these wonderful animals and the dangers they face, but also how their environment is being changed.

Tamara and her display.