School holiday activities

Old watch image It’s been a looooonnnngggg school term and I bet all kids are looking forward to the school holiday break. Librarians have bumped our brains together and come up with some hideous, hilarious and hands-on activities for you – they are all free and great for those of you aged 5-12.  During the October holidays we’ll be jumping in our time machines (yup – every library has one; usually found around the 900s non-fiction area) and whizzing back through time to explore some of the nasties and funnies of history.  Here’s what’s happening and where:

Wednesday 12th October
Central Library (11am – 12 noon):  Dastardly dungeons and peculiar punishments: crime, punishment and great escapes. Can you escape with your life? Content not suitable for preschoolers.

Khandallah Library (11am – 12 noon): Find out what it was like growing up in Ganges Road in the 1930s–1940s. Join Pauline Henderson for some fun games and activities.

Brooklyn Library (2pm – 3pm): Gizmos, gadgets, crazy contraptions and quiz. Can you guess what some bizarre looking contraptions from the past were for?

Thursday 13th October
Kilbirnie Library (11am – 12 noon): Past times pastimes – fun and games in conjunction with the Museum of City and Sea. Register at the library or call 387 1480

Newtown Library (2pm – 3pm): Gizmos, gadgets, crazy contraptions and quiz. Can you guess what some bizarre looking contraptions from the past were for?

Thursday 13th October
Johnsonville Library (10am – 11am):: Blast from the past – dress up and enjoy plenty of old time fun and games

Friday 14th October
Island Bay Library (2pm – 3pm): Gizmos, gadgets, crazy contraptions and quiz. Can you guess what some bizarre looking contraptions from the past were for?

Monday 17th October
Tawa Library (2pm-3pm): Past times pastimes – fun and games in conjunction with the Museum of City and Sea. Register at the library or call 232-1690

Tuesday 18th October
Karori Library (2pm – 3pm): Past times pastimes – fun and games in conjunction with the Museum of City and Sea. Register at the library or call 476 8413

Wednesday 19th October
Miramar Library (11am – 12 noon): Come all ye knights and ladies, dress in your medieval best for medieval games, stories and activities.

Wednesday 19th October
Central Library (11am – 12 noon): Dastardly dungeons and peculiar punishments: crime, punishment and great escapes. Can you escape with your life? Content not suitable for preschoolers.

Thursday 20th October
Cummings Park (Ngaio) Library (2pm – 3pm): Re-enact and relive some of history’s most hideous and horrific punishments. Not for the faint hearted.

Friday 21st October
Wadestown Library (2pm – 3pm): Re-enact and relive some of history’s most hideous and horrific punishments. Not for the faint hearted.

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