Looking forward to the holidays? So are we! There are heaps of great activities planned for you. Here’s the low down…
Royal New Zealand Ballet Dance Workshops
Inspired by The Nutcracker these 45 minute sessions give participants a chance to dance! RNZB dance workshops for children aged 5-8 years. Places are limited, register early for these popular workshops at the RNZB website.
Tawa Community Centre: 2nd October 10 – 10.45am
Newlands Community Centre: 2nd October 2 – 2.45pm
Wellington Central Library: 3 October 10 – 10.45am (This Workshop Is Full)
Island Bay Community Centre: 4 October 10 – 10.45am
Diorama Workshop and Competition
Be in to win a family pass to the RNZB’s The Nutcracker Season! Work together with your friends and family on the fun and creative challenge. Recreate your favourite scene from The Nutcracker in a shoebox diorama. Bring your own shoebox and use our craft supplies. These workshops are open to families with children of all ages. Bookings are required for these workshops, please contact the host library to register.
Ruth Gotlieb (Kilbirnie) Library: 2nd October 10.30 – 11.30am
Wadestown Library: 2nd October 11am – 12pm
Cummings Park (Ngaio) Library: 2nd October 2.30 – 3.30pm
Karori Library: 3rd October 2.30 – 3.30pm
Wellington Central Library: 10th October 11am – 12pm (Bookings not required)
Mervyn Kemp (Tawa) Library: 10th October 2 – 3pm (Bookings not required)
Brooklyn Library: 11th October 11am – 12pm
Khandallah Library: 11th October 11am – 12pm
Johnsonville Library: 11th October 2 – 3pm (Bookings not required)
Bring a blanket and pillow, and relax at our fun family movies. A different G or PG rated movie from the library collection will be showing each time, and are suitable for the whole family. Ideal for children aged 4+ years accompanied by their caregivers. Bookings required for the evening movies at Johnsonville, Newtown, and Karori Libraries.
Wellington Central Library: 1st – 12th October, at 2pm in the children’s section (no movie showing on 7th October)
Johnsonville Library: 5th October 5.30 – 7pm (Reserve your place by contacting the event library)
Newtown Library: 5th October 6 – 7.30pm (Reserve your place by contacting the event library)
Karori Library: 11th October 6 – 7.30pm (Reserve your place by contacting the event library)
Let’s Go lego
At Let’s Go Lego, your creative skills will be put to the test as you use our Lego collections to design and build your masterpieces. Each session will have a different theme that will inspire you to hone your skills and become your very own Lego Legend. Bookings not required. Suitable for children aged 5+ years accompanied by their caregivers.
Wadestown Library: 2nd October 11am – 12pm
Cummings Park (Ngaio) Library: 4th October 3.30 – 4.30pm
Khandallah Library: 5th October 3.30 – 4.30pm
Karori Library: 6th October 2 – 3pm
Tawa Community Centre: 8th October 10am – 12pm
Miramar Library: 10th October 10.30 – 11.30am
Tawa Library: 11th October 3.30 – 4.30pm
Island Bay Community Centre: 12th October 10.30 – 11.30am
Johnsonville Library: 12th October 3.30 – 4.30pm
Newtown Library: 13th October 10.30 – 11.30am
Storytelling and Puppet Making
Come and listen to the story of The Nutcracker and be transported into the enchanting world of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Mouse King. Followed by a fantastical puppet making workshop where you will create your own magical puppets to tell a story! Suitable for children aged 4+ years accompanied by their caregivers.
Newlands Community Centre: 9th October 2 – 3.30pm
Get your game face on! Bring your own, or use the board games supplied, and challenge yourself and your friends to victory. Aim for a Scrabble high score, show your hand or perhaps perfect your poker face in your favourite card game! Suitable for children aged 6+ years accompanied by their caregivers.
Central Library: 3rd and 10th October 5.30 – 8pm
Stories @ Six
Come along for a fun family story evening run by the community for the community. Bring the family and enter into a magical time of stories and fantasy. Stories @ Six is ideal for families with children aged 4+ years.
Mervyn Kemp (Tawa) Library: 4th October 6 – 6.30pm
Bey Blade Tournament
Let the battle of the Bey Blades begin! Bring your own Bey Blades or use the library ones, and challenge your friends to a battle. Who will emerge victorious? Suitable for children aged 6+ years accompanied by their caregivers.
Newtown Library: 4th October 3 – 4pm
Lego Stop-Motion Movie Workshop
Work as a team and learn how to create a stop motion film using ‘Stop Motion Studio’ and LEGO. BYOD tablet, or borrow one of the library ones (limited supply available). Numbers are limited, bookings required. Reserve your place by contacting Tawa Library. Suitable for children aged 7+ years accompanied by their caregivers.
Mervyn Kemp (Tawa) Library: 5th October 10.30 – 11.30am (Bookings required, please contact the library)
All events are free. Parents/caregivers are expected to accompany and supervise children at all activities. Contact the host library for more information about each event.