Come along to the popular Chinese culture and language events during New Zealand Chinese Language Week! Experience Chinese culture with our programme of free events, including brilliant dance and music performances, hosted by Central Library and Newtown Library.
You can also get a free tangram game from any of our libraries.
Tai Chi Demonstration, Newtown Library: 11:00-11:30am, 29 September
Celebrate Chinese Language Week, in the whānau (family) area at Newtown Library, by practicing peaceful movement with us.
Dance and opera performance, Central Library: 11:00am-12:00 pm, 29 September
Enjoy a snapshot of Chinese culture and history through artistically presented dance, music, songs, martial arts, and calligraphy performances. A wonderful show all will enjoy! Brought to you by the New Zealand Chinese Culture & Art Association.
Chinese language lesson, Central Library 1:00-2:00 pm, 29 September
Take this perfect opportunity to learn Chinese from an experienced teacher from the China Cultural Centre in New Zealand. You will learn basic communication words and essential greetings and phrases. Plus, you will access the librarian’s recommended books and resources for you to continue your language journey after the class.
Manawa Ora Childrens Choir, Newtown Library: 2:00-3:00 pm, 29 September
Come along and sing songs from all over the world with the Manawa Ora children’s choir! This is an interactive performance for all ages.
Dance and music performance, Central Library: 2:00-3:00 pm, 29 September,by Wellington Chinese Language School
Enjoy the creative dance and music performance combining traditional with contemporary dance and music. Brought to you by the Wellington Chinese Language School.
Chinese Story Times for Children
Come along to the Central Library for a storytime in Mandarin!
Chinese (Mandarin) story times, Central Library: 10:30-11:00 am, Thursday 27 September.
Read Chinese magazines online with Wellington City Libraries DragonSource database
Read thousands of Chinese magazines on your laptop or phone! Phoenix Weekly, Readers, San Lian life magazine, and many more are available to access with your library card.
Read Chinese newspapers and books online
Discover Chinese cooking, classic and contemporary literature, and latest news, online via PressReader , the New York Times (Chinese language version), and Chinese eBooks via Overdrive. All for free with your library card!