Free poetry events 21 & 22 May: ‘Poetic Voices of Africa’

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Join us for an early evening of poetry with ‘Poetic Voices of Africa’. Celebrating 50 years of the African Union, poets Samson Sahele, L.E. Scott, Tony Hopkins, Wanjiku Kiarie, Makuei Aken and Inshirah Mahal will perform on:

Tuesday 21 May, 5-7pm
Newtown Library (13 Constable Street, Newtown)

Wednesday 22 May, 5-7pm
Central Library, (65 Victoria Street, Wellington)

Entry is FREE and there is no need to book – just come along.

This event is part of the ACCW’s African Union celebrations throughout May, including Africa Day at Wellington Town Hall on Saturday 25 May. For more information and other event details visit


Free seminar 29 May: Fundview community funding

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Do you need funding for your community group, voluntary organisation, or club? The Funding Information Service is holding a free Fundview presentation at Wellington Central Library to show you how to find the best funding matches from over 1100 grants to pay for your:

  • administration costs
  • building redevelopment
  • salaries and volunteers expenses
  • equipment and furniture

Free to attend and no bookings required – just come along on the day.

Wednesday 29 May, 12-1pm
Wellington Central Library, 65 Victoria Street

Wellington City Libraries provide free public access to Fundview, anytime and anywhere you have internet access. More information is available on our Funding & Community page: enter your Wellington City Libraries card number and last name to access the database.

For locations and times of other Fundview presentations coming up in Hutt Valley and Porirua, please visit


Treat yourself on Thursdays with free magazines!

treatyourselfthursdaymagsVisit any of our branch libraries on Thursdays between 6th October and the end of January 2012 and you’ll find that regular adult, young adult and children’s magazines are FREE to borrow.   This applies only to magazines available for loan on the day. To qualify for the free loan, please take your magazines and library card to the desk for a staff member to issue them to you.

NB: Bestseller and reference magazines are excluded, and self-issued magazines will still incur regular charges.

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