Nau Mai ki te Māwhai Tuhituhi!

Jul
21
Posted in competition!, Te Reo & Maori Culture
by Suezanne

Mōrenā koutou katoa! Hei te ata nei kei te whakatūwhera mātou i te whārangi ipurangi mō te Māwhai tuhituhi, tā koutou pakiwaitara tuhituhi ā-ipurangi.

Kua oti kē i te kaituhi rongonui haere nei a Paora Tibble te whiti tuatahi te tuhituhi, ā, māu e whakamutua – āpiti atu ō tuhituhi ki te pakiwaitara ia rā, hei te 21-25 o Hūrae. Āpiti tō tuhi hei te wahanga tuhi ki raro nei, uru ki te whārangi o te māwhai tuhituhi hei te patohia i te pikitia “māwhai tuhi” ki raro nei ki tetukuna i tō tuhi ki a mātou.

Ka whiriwhirihia kotahi te whiti ia rā hei wini i te taonga mo te rā, ki te wikitoria i te taonga nunui pea, ā, ki te hono ki te pakiwaitara mo te whiti o te rā.

Tukuna mai ō whiti – kia tuhi!

 

Ānei te whiti tuatahi… me aha inaianei?

Kua horoia ngā rīhi, ka paoho mai te pouaka whakaata,

“I tēnei wā ka huri ki ngā matapae huarere mō āpōpō, tērā te whakatūpato a Te Ratonga Tirorangi, he āwhā, he hau āwhiwhio …”

Kātahi ka weto te pouaka whakaata! Ka weto ngā raiti o te whare! Kua pō uriuri.

Māwhai Tuhituhi – online Te Reo writing competition for Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori

Hei whakanui i Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2014, kei te mahi pakiwaitara tuhituhi ā-ipurangi Te Matapihi ki te Ao Nui, ā, ka taea e koe e tō kura rānei ētahi taonga te wini.

Kua oti kē i te kaituhi rongonui haere nei a Paora Tibble te whiti tuatahi te tuhituhi, ā, māu e āpiti atu ō tuhituhi ki te pakiwaitara ia rā, hei te 21-25 o Hūrae.

Ka whiriwhirihia kotahi te whiti ia rā (tae atu ki te 200 kupu), mai i ia reanga, ka mutu hoki ngā pakiwaitara hei te ahiahi o te Paraire te 25 o Hūrae.

Ko ngā Reanga: (Kura) Tau 1-8, me te Tau 9-13

Ko ngā taonga ia rā he pēke whare pukapuka, he kāri koha, he haki pukapuka hoki.

Ko ngā taonga mā ngā toa tuhituhi kotahi iPapa mō ia reanga, ā, he haki e $250 hei hoko pukapuka mō ngā kura o ngā toa tuhituhi.

Ko te kura hoki he tokomaha rawa ana kaituhi ka wini hoki i te haki pukapuka e $250!

Kia whai wāhi koe ki te wini, tūhono mai ā-ipurangi ka tuhituhi mai rā: wcl.govt.nz/mawhaituhi

 

 

To celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2014, Wellington City Libraries are weaving an online story, with the chance for you and your school to win some cool prizes.

Well-known author, Paora Tibble, has written the first paragraph but we need you to continue the story each day, from 21-25 July.

A paragraph (up to 200 words) will be selected, daily, from each age group, and the stories will finish on Friday afternoon, 25 July.

Age Groups are: (School) Year 1-8, and Year 9-13

Daily prizes include library bags, concession cards and book vouchers.

The prizes for overall winners include an iPad for each age group winner, plus $250 of book vouchers for the winners’ schools.

The school with the most contributors will also win $250 of book vouchers!

For your chance to win, join us online and weave your story: wcl.govt.nz/mawhaituhi

New Kids Fiction! Check out these awesome new books from our kids fiction trolleys

Jul
16
Posted in New Fiction
by pauline

Conrad Cooper’s Last Stand by Leonie Agnew

“Conrad Cooper needs a favour. He’s just found out about Tāne, the god of the forest, and he’s decided that Tāne is the perfect guy to solve Conrad’s family problems. After all, the more high-profile gods probably have huge waiting lists, right? In return, Conrad will do anything, no matter how much trouble it causes. But will a Māori god listen to the prayers of a ten-year-old Pākehā boy? And does Tāne really exist? Set in 1978 against the Bastion Point occupation”–Back cover.

 

 

 

You Choose….Mayhem at Magic School by George IvanoffImage Courtesy of Syndetics

You are an ordinary kid – or so you think. Strange things start to happen. You make a rabbit appear from underneath your Teacher’s hat. Then you dream about a mystical diamond and a mysterious old woman with long white hair. It turns out you have magical powers… Do you try to keep your talents hidden, or do you go off to magic school? You choose…

 

 

 

 

George and the Unbreakable CodeImage Courtesy of Syndetics by Lucy and Stephen Hawking

George and his best friend Annie haven’t had any space adventures for a while and they’re missing the excitement. But not for long . . .
Seriously strange things start happening. Banks are handing out free money; supermarkets can’t charge for their produce so people are getting free food; and aircraft are refusing to fly. It looks like the world’s biggest and best computers have all been hacked.
George and Annie will travel further into space than ever before in order to find out who is behind it. - (www.Goodreads.Com)

 

 

 

 

There Will Be Bears by Ryan GebhartImage Courtesy of Syndetics

Thirteen-year-old Tyson sneaks off with his roughneck, but ill, grandpa to go on his first elk hunt, amid reports of a stalking man-eating grizzly.

 

 

 

 

 

Chicken Mission: Danger in the Deep Dark WoodsImage Courtesy of Syndetics by Jennifer Gray

Professor Rooster needs a new elite chicken squad. But the three feather-brained young chickens he is sent are hopeless. The youngest, Agent Cluckbucket, is the worst of the lot! Unfortunately, it’s too late to recruit any-birdy else, and danger lurks in the deep dark woods. Will Agent Cluckbucket and the squad be able to work to defeat the greatest enemies of birdkind?

 

Top 10 Children’s fiction in July

Jul
15
Posted in Top 10
by Dusty

Fire up Children’s imaginations over winter with rainy day reading.  Are one of these your favourite?

1.   Diary of a wimpy kid by Jeff Kinney

2.   Where’s Wally? by Martin Handford

3.   Dirty Bertie by Alan MacDonald

4.   Conspiracy 365. by Gabrielle Lord

5.   Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce

6.   Puzzle pirates by Susannah Leigh

7.   Captain Underpants and the attack of the talking toilets by Dav Pilkey

8.   Hide and seek things that go by Dawn Sirett

9.   The BFG by Roald Dahl

10. The great city search by Rosie Heywood

Mini Worm Farms at Karori Library

Jul
14
Posted in Event, School Holidays, Things to Do
by Theresa

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Sustainability Trust presents: Mini Worm Farms at Karori Library

Thursday, 17th July, 6.30-7.30pm

You’re invited to join in this fun session on worms and all the good work they do for us and our planet.  Together, we’ll take a closeup look at how worms can turn our food scraps into useful compost, and learn how to build our very own mini-worm farm.  So come along and get friendly with worms!

 

Registration required:  Please phone Karori Library (476 8413) or inquire at the front desk.

Cost:  Free.  Koha to the Trust is appreciated.

Johnsonville Late Night Storytime

Jul
10
Posted in Event, Things to Do
by debbie

Here are the latest pics from our late night storytime at Johnsonville Library.

Everyone came dressed in their pyjamas and enjoyed lots of pyjama stories, songs and even a balloon fight.

The storytimes are held on the first Friday of the month so make sure you came along to our next one on:

Friday 1st August at 6.30pm.

We will be having stories in the dark!
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June’s Top 10 children’s DVDs

Jul
09
Posted in dvd, Top 10
by Dusty

Most popular Children’s movies for June – perfect for rainy school holiday days.

1.    My little pony, friendship is magic.

2.    Strawberry Shortcake.

3.    Dino Dan.

4.    Legends of Chima.

5.    Dinosaur train.

6.    Ninjago, masters of Spinjitzu.

7.    Cloudy with a chance of meatballs.

8.    Despicable me.

9.    Planes

10.  The Croods

Top 10 Children’s fiction for June

Jul
08
Posted in Top 10
by Dusty

Most popular reads for June, and in perfect time for the school holidays! Grab some holiday reading today!

1.   Diary of a wimpy kid by Jeff  Kinney
2.   Dirty Bertie by Alan MacDonald
3.   Where’s Wally? by Martin Handford
4.   Conspiracy 365 by Gabrielle Lord
5.   Big Nate by Lincoln  Peirce
6.   The BFG by Roald Dahl
7.   Puzzle pirates by Susannah Leigh
8.   Captain Underpants and the attack of the talking toilets by Dav Pilkey
9.   Harry Potter and the philosopher’s stone by J. K. Rowling
10. Attack of the bandit cats by Geronimo Stilton

 

The School Holidays are here!

Jul
07
Posted in School Holidays
by adrienne

Check out these great ideas for FREE things to do at your local Wellington City Library…

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Paint like Michelangelo!

Have a go at painting like a renaissance artist during the holidays. Don’t forget to wear your old clothes. (Free and perfect for 7-12 year olds)

Central Library: Wednesday 9th July, 11am – 12noon

Island Bay Community Centre: Tuesday 15th July, 10.30am – 11.30am

Karori Library: Wednesday 16th July, 11am – 12noon

Miramar Library: Thursday 17th July, 11am – 12noon

Johnsonville Library: Thursday 17th July, 11am – 12noon

 

 

IMG_7347Books Go Arty, with Kyle Mewburn

Check out the amazing sculptures on show at the Central Library during the school holidays. Each sculpture is based on a book by Kyle Mewburn and created by a primary or intermediate school class from a Wellington City School. Take part in the scavenger hunt, and gran an entry form for the Crafty Kyle Competition. More info here. (Exhibition is free and open to view at the Central Library during opening hours).

Central Library: All day, every day

 

 

 

Gamesfest Evenings at Central Library

Every Wednesday evening at the Central Library there will be a variety of games set up at the central Library for everyone and anyone to play. To grab some family and friends and come along for some warm wintery indoor fun. Aim for a Scrabble high score, or show your hand in your favourite card game! (Free, all ages, games available 5.30pm – 7.30pm)

Central Library: Every Wednesday 5.30 – 7.30pm

 

 

Mini Wormfarms at Karori Library

You’re invited to join in this fun session on worms and all the good work they do for us and our planet. Together we’ll take a closeup look at how worms can turn our food scraps into useful compost, and learn how to build our very own mini-worm farm. So come along and get friendly with worms!

Registration required: Please phone Karori Library or inquire at the front desk.

Cost: Free. Koha to the Trust is appreciated.

Karori Library: Thursday 17th July 6.30 – 7.30pm

 

 

A5 Flyer ENGLISH frontKōhunga Kōrero – Whāngaia tō Tama Toa ki te pānui pukapuka

Pakiwaitara, rotarota, waiata hoki i te reo Māori mō ngā kōhungahunga.

Get your superhero hooked on stories! Storytimes in te reo Māori

Cummings Park (Ngaio) Library: Monday 14th July, 10.30am

Johnsonville Library: Tuesday 15th July, 2pm

 

 

 

Preschool Storytime and Baby Rock & Rhyme

These popular programmes for under 5s will continue to run during the school holidays. Check out the event calendar or ask at your local library for dates at times.

 

Check out the Library event calendar, or Kids’ What’s On web page for more information.

 

Books Go Arty Sculpture Exhibition

Laughing kids having fun with paintsVisit Wellington City Libraries between 5th July and 14th November and check out the Books Go Arty exhibition.

This exhibition celebrates books by Kyle Mewburn. 16 Primary school classes from around Wellington have picked one of Kyle’s books as inspiration for a sculpture.

The 16 sculptures will all go on display at Wellington Central Library until the end of July, and then will tour around the 11 community libraries.

 

 

 

Here’s where you can find the sculptures:

  • Central Library: 5 July – 14 November
  • Miramar Library: 1 August – 22 August
  • Ruth Gotlieb (Kilbirnie): 22 August – 12 September
  • Newtown Library: 12 September – 24 October
  • Brooklyn Library: 3 October – 24 October
  • Island Bay Library and Community Centre: 24 October – 14 November
  • Mervyn Kemp (Tawa) Library: 1 August – 22 August
  • Johnsonville Library: 22 August – 3 October
  • Khandallah Library: 12 September – 3 October
  • Wadestown Library: 12 September – 3 October
  • Cummings Park (Ngaio) Library: 3 October – 24 October
  • Karori Library: 24 October – 14 November

While you are checking out the exhibition you can pick up an entry form for the Crafty Kyle Competition, and have a go at the scavenger hunt.

Here’s a sneak peek at the sculptures… Can you guess which Kyle Mewburn book they are inspired by?

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