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.

Tawa Teddy Bear Sleepover

The Great Teddy Bear Sleepover is back on Thursday 6th July 2017

Bring in your favourite teddy or soft toy for the storytime on Thursday night and leave them behind for the sleepover. Then collect your soft toy and photographs of what they got up to during the night!

Last year over 60 children and adults gathered at Tawa Library on Thursday 7th July 2016 so the children and their teddies could take part in some fun activities. Together they read stories about teddies, went on a teddy treasure hunt, and the teddies bounced in the air on a parachute! But after all the children and adults went home was when the real fun began, as the teddies stayed the night in the library.

The teddies got up to all sorts of things - some of them naughty - such as: reading books, catching a rocket, climbing the stairs and then sliding back down again, meeting the library cat, riding a trolley, eating all the food in the fridge, and then photocopying their bottoms!



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.

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

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

Early evening storytime Early evening storytime

Knit @ Six

These session 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 13th July 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.

Our next movie night is on Thursday 20th July at 6pm The movie for July is rated G so is safe for all ages.

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.

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, write a short story, write a haiku, write a zine, read or discuss a book or whatever!.

The next session will be on Thursday 20th July 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 27th July 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 4th July 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.