Chinese Language Week at the library 7-11 September

Experience Chinese culture and language at Wellington City Libraries. There are lots of fun things to do such as Tai Chi, a Chinese film night, Nihao Stories & Rhymes for children, and much more. All for free.

图书馆9月7-11号中文周请点击这里

Nihao Stories & Rhymes session
The popular Nihao Stories & Rhymes sessions in Chinese will take place at Central and three branch libraries during Chinese Language Week.
– Central library: 10:00-10:30am, Every Thursday. Cost: Free.
– Karori library: 10:30-11:00am, Tuesday 8 September. Cost: Free.
– Johnsonville library: 10:30-11:00am, Monday 7 September. Cost: Free.
– Ruth Gotlieb (Kilbirnie) library: 11:00-11:30am, Friday 11 September. Cost: Free.

Syndetics book coverBasic Chinese (Mandarin) Lesson 
Come to the library for a 30 minute session to learn Chinese. The session will be based on the bi-lingual books at the Chinese Corner and will focus on basic communication words and phrases include greetings, travel and much more.
– Central library: 1:00-1:30pm Tuesday 8 September. Cost: Free
– Karori library: 3:30-4:00pm Friday 11 September. Cost: Free.

Syndetics book coverTai Chi Class
Stressed and sore? Join a free Tai Chi class at the Central Library with experienced Tai Chi tutor Aaron Lavack from the Sing Ong Tai Chi .  Tai Chi can reduce stress and improve relaxation. The lesson will be held on Friday 11th of September at 12:30-1:30pm on the ground floor of Central Library. No booking is required.

Syndetics book coverChinese Film Night
Enjoy a big night out with your friends to watch a film for free at the Central and Newtown Library. Films are in Chinese with English subtitles.
– Central library: 6:00-8:00pm. Wednesday 9 September. Cost: Free.We will be playing ‘The Bullet Vanishes’ on the ground floor at central library. The film is rated R16, and you must be aged 16 or older to attend the screening.
Newtown library: 6:00-8:00pm. Friday 11 September. Cost: Free.We will be playing a different at Newtown. There were TV series and now a movies based on a folktale. Film is rated PG13 and recommended for audience aged 13 and over.

We have special permission to screen these films for free in the Central and Newtown Library. Bookings are required as seats are limited. Please call us to reserve your seat on 801-4068(Central),  801-4083 (Chinese), or 3892839 (Newtown) during library opening hours. Note: reservations not taken up by the starting time at 6pm may be reallocated to customers waiting, as numbers are limited.

 
基本 RGBChinese Painting Class
Famous painter Deyu Cheng is visiting our libraries to teach Chinese painting. Come along and enjoy an artistic experience.
– Central library: 11:00-12:00am.  Monday 7 September. Cost: Free.

liu qian xiangChinese Calligraphy Class
Famous calligrapher and painter Qianxiang Liu is coming to Johnsonville library to teach calligraphy.
– Johnsonville library: 11:00-12:00am. Friday 11 September. Cost: Free.

Central Library Tour in Chinese
Have you wondered what’s on the second floor, where to find information about Wellington birth, marriage and death records and where to find books to learn Chinese?  During Chinese Language Week, it’s your chance to join a free library tour and know more about the library collection. The tours will be conducted in Chinese. Two sessions available: Monday 7 September at 2:30-4:00pm and Thursday 10 September at 2:30-4:00pm Bookings are essential. Please call the information desk on 801-4068 or 8014083 (Chinese).

Overdrive coverLearn Chinese with eBooks
Bilingual eBooks and eAudio books are great tools for learning Chinese anywhere you have access to the internet or you can download them to your computer or smartphone. See selected highlights from our Overdrive collection, or browse the full range of eBooks and eAudio Books on OverDrive.

Read Chinese eNewspapers
Read today’s Chinese newspapers online via PressDisplay and New York Times in Chinese. Free from Wellington City Libraries with your library card membership.
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Chinese Language Week at the library 7-11 September, in Chinese

图书馆中文周,9月7-11号

欢迎来惠林顿市图书馆体验中国语言文化。九月7-11号之间,您可参加很多活动: 包括太极课,中文电影,给儿童有你好中文故事童谣会,等等。全部免费.

Nihao Stories & Rhymes session 你好中文故事童谣会
你好故事童谣会将会在中文周分别在市中心和三个分图书馆举行。无需预定。
– 市中心图书馆:每周四早上10:00-10:30.免费.
– Karori图书馆:九月8号周二早上10:30-11:00.免费.
– Johnsonville图书馆: 九月7号周一早上10:30-11:00.免费.
– Kilbirnie图书馆: 九月11号周五早上11:00-11:30.免费.

Syndetics book cover中文入门
欢迎到图书馆参加30分钟的学说汉语课程。课程将使用汉语角的中英双语书籍,主讲问候,旅游和一些常用的汉语。
-市中心图书馆: 九月8号下午1:00-1:30 。免费。请在图书馆开放时间致电图书馆预订,电话是:8014068(英文)或8014083(中文)。
-Karori图书馆: 九月11号下午3:30-4:00。免费。

Syndetics book cover太极课
腰酸背痛,身心疲惫?有多年经验太极教练Aaron Lavack会来市中心图书馆免费教授阳式太极。太极能够减轻压力,加强放松。太极将在九月11号中午12:30-1:30在市中心图书馆底楼举行。无需预定。

Syndetics book cover中文电影之夜
欢迎您和您的朋友来图书馆享受免费的中文电影。电影公司授权在图书馆免费放映这两部电影。座位有限,请务必定位。请在图书馆开放时间致电图书馆预订,电话是:8014068(市中心图书馆)或8014083(中文)3892830(Newtown图书馆)。注意:如果您订了位但是6点没来,您的座位会被让给先到了在等待的顾客。
市中心图书馆: 九月9号晚6:00-8:00费。我们会放映'消失的子弹'。由刘青云,谢霆峰主演. (16禁).
-Newtown
图书馆:九月11晚6:00-8:00。免费我们会放映一部众星云集的电影,改编自神话传说,您应该已经看过此主题的电视剧。欢迎致电图书馆查询电影名字。

基本 RGB国画课
著名画家成德玉将专程来惠林顿图书馆教授国画课。欢迎加入这艺术之旅。
– 市中心图书馆:9月7号早11:00-12:00.

liu qian xiang书法课
书法家和画家刘谦祥将来Jonsonville图书馆教授中国传统文化:书法。时间是9月11号早11:00-12:00. 免费.
市中心图书馆导览
您知道图书馆最高层有惠林顿市的出生,结婚,死亡历史记录吗?您知道图书馆的中文书在哪里吗?中文周中,您可以参加免费的图书馆导览,了解图书馆和图书馆的藏书。这是一个中文的导览。您可参加任一时段:九月7号 和九月10号下午2:30-4:00。请务必预订。请在图书馆开放时间致电图书馆预订,电话是: 8014068(英文) 或8014083(中文)

Overdrive cover使用电子书学习中文
中英双语的电子书和电子有声读物是学习中文的好帮手。您可以上网或下载到电脑或手机。浏览OverDrive的电子书和电子有声读物.

阅读电子中文报纸
欢迎通过惠林顿图书馆PressDisplay 纽约时报免费阅读当天的电子版报纸。
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Starting Soon – Ni Hao Chinese Stories & Rhymes

StoriesandRhymes Launch Poster MEDIUMNi Hao Children’s Community Stories & Rhymes provides a time for parents and children to play and learn Mandarin as a Second/Foreign Language together through stories, fun rhymes and action songs. It’s also a great opportunity to hear and use Mandarin in a welcoming and social environment.

Starting from Thursday 9 July 2015, these free sessions are held weekly at the Wellington Central Library children’s area (near the big window by the waterfall), Thursdays, 10 to 10:30am. 

Stories & Rhymes! sessions are led by teachers from the Ni Hao Children’s Community Charitable Trust, and designed for Mandarin for Speakers of Other Languages (MSOL) families who are wanting to learn the language as a second/foreign language.  Fluent Mandarin speakers would also enjoy these sessions! These Stories & Rhymes! sessions are a great introduction to the Mandarin language and a very small taster of our fun class programmes.

Parents and children are most welcome to hang around and mingle in the library’s children’s area after the session has finished.

See you at Stories & Rhymes!

(bookings not required)

New Chinese Corner at the Central Library

Discover a rich and colourful collection of Chinese Language teaching books at the Wellington Central Library. Look at different ways of learning Chinese with the help of the new teaching resources found in the Chinese Corner and explore the plethora of new books, DVDs and CDs.
The launch of the donated new Chinese Collection was hosted at the Central library last Monday, by the Mayor Celia Wade-Brown, the Chinese Ambassador Wang Lutong, the Director of the Confucius Institute and invited guests.
Find out more about the Chinese language, history and culture and make the most out of the easily accessible teaching resources available to borrow for free at the new Chinese Corner. You are all welcome to visit!
Chinese Corner
Ba xian guo hai xue han yu. v.1A [electronic resource] = Chinese your way / chu pin ren: Mei guo Mixigen zhou li da xue Kongzi xue yuan ; chuang yi: Zhao Yong ; bian xie: Cao Xiaoyan , Wang Ji, Li Fujia deng.
Learn Chinese through stories or ‘travel logs’ recorded by several American high school students’ while traveling in China. Learners can choose to browse the stories or to use interactive features to learn words, grammar, communicative usages and other cultural information related to the stories.

Ti yan Han yu. Xie zuo jiao cheng = Experiencing Chinese. [Writing course] / zhu bian Chen Zuohong deng [et al.].

Chinese for children. 1 / Multimedia Press China Central Radio & TV University ; ChinaSprout.
Chinese lessons for children in the form of a story that can be used in a home or classroom setting. Learn to recognize and write common characters, as well as match them with Pinyin and English.

Common knowledge about Chinese culture = Zhongguo wen hua chang shi / The Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council, China Overseas Exchanges Association.

Five thousand years of Chinese characters [videorecording] / chief producer, Xu Lin ; produced by the Office of the Chinese Language Council International (Hanban) / Confucius Institute Headquarters, Beijing.
Introduces the evolvement of Chinese characters and demonstrates the impact Chinese characters have exerted on the enduring unification of China, and on the passing on of Chinese culture. Serving as comparisons, the evolution of other languages is also discussed during the narration of the history of Chinese characters.