After a successful start in 2017, Beyond the Page is back for the July School Holidays.
Last year over 4,000 people attended events in our region’s libraries and galleries. This year tamariki can once again go on an amazing literary and creative journey during the school holidays at hundreds of events around the region at New Zealand’s largest literary festival for children.
Sir Jon Trimmer will be back with Tales from the Ballet, Wellington’s Kings and Queens will be reading hand-picked stories at Rainbow Storytimes, award-winning Kiwi authors and creators (such as Sasha Cotter and Josh Morgan) will share their enthusiasm and knowledge with the next generation of storytellers, the BARK NZ brigade will be bringing their furry friends along, robots will be unleashed, and so much more – there’s something on for all members of the whānau!
Stay tuned for further information releases over the coming weeks. Follow Beyond the Page on Facebook, and check out the beyondthepage.nz website, for up to date information on events near you.
Tēnā koutou katoa! Join us in celebrating Matariki at Wellington City Libraries this winter! It’s a time of celebration and reflection, of whānau and of kōrerorero — and a time to cook and eat delicious kai! Whether you want to celebrate with others or just learn more about this wonderful festival, your library has you covered with books, resources and events for the whole family.
Many of our usual preschool storytime and Kōhunga Kōrero sessions this month will be Matariki-themed, but we’re also running special Matariki events with stories, songs and crafts for tamariki and their families at selected libraries:
Cummings Park (Ngaio) Library: Monday 18th June, 6:30pm
Ruth Gotlieb (Kilbirnie) Library: Wednesday 20th June, 4:00pm
Island Bay Community Centre: Thursday 21st June, 10:30am
Karori Library: Thursday 21st June, 6:30pm
Mervyn Kemp (Tawa) Library: Thursday 28th June, 3:30pm
Khandallah Library: Thursday 28th June, 6:30pm
Johnsonville Library: Friday 29th June, 3:30pm
These events are free, suitable for preschool and school-aged children and their families, and bookings are not required.
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 africancommunity.org.nz
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 fis.org.nz
Visit 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.