Get those flippers on and dust off your snorkel, we’re helping you celebrate New Zealand Seaweek 2019 with a special Seaweek storytime at Newtown Library! Join us this Wednesday, the 6th of March, at 10.30am, for a shimmering submerged safari of more seaworthy stories than even the saltiest sailor could shake a stick at.
We’d love to see you there! While you’re here, why not check out all the other stuff that’s going on in Wellington for Seaweek this year?
The theme for Kaupapa Mōana NZ Seaweek 2019 is Tiakina i tātou Mōana — Care for our Seas.
This year the theme of Seaweek is Tiakina i tātou Mōana — Caring for our Seas, and it runs from the 2nd to the 10th of March. We know that looking after the ocean is really important. We rely on it for food and fun (and a whole bunch of other things, too!), but sometimes the things we do can have a bad effect on the overall health of our seas. Plastic packaging is often thrown away carelessly, and ends up in the ocean, where it can be eaten by sea creatures who mistake it for food. Fertilisers that we use to grow our food on land can make it into the ocean due to runoff into streams and rivers, which feed into the sea. Fertilisers in our waterways often cause toxic algae to grow, which makes it impossible for most animals to live in the area.
Seaweek 2019 is your chance to learn about how you can help! Zoom out to the beach and see if you can help organise a local clean-up, or head along to one of the over 40 events taking place in Wellington for Seaweek this year!
Your library has a bunch of books that can help you learn about what you can do to care for our seas. Check the list below, or ask a friendly librarian to help you find the perfect read for Kaupapa Mōana 2019!
Ocean / Howell, Izzi
This book helps you learn all about ocean habitats, what creatures live there, and what we can do to protect these precious parts of the planet’s ecosystem.
The sea book / Milner, Charlotte
Featuring fascinating fishy facts accompanied by bright, bold, and beautiful illustrations, this book takes you on a journey through the sea and all its zones.
Go green! / Gogerly, Liz
Learn all about ways you can reduce, reuse and recycle your way to a healthier planet — and a happier ocean!
Come along to our free movie night on Friday 1st March at 5.30pm at Johnsonville Library.
This month follow in the adventures of a clumsy, vine-swinging king of the jungle. With friends including a talking gorilla and an elephant who aspires to be a dog this movie is full of slam-bang action and fun.
This film is rated PG.
Can’t guess what film we’re talking about? You can call the library or talk to a librarian to find out what is playing each month.
Bring your own cushion for a comfy night in. Movies will play in the Children’s section of the library.
Harper McCoy, twelve, joins the school musical hoping to get past “dancer’s block,” but her Dance Starz teammates are not pleased, especially since they will soon compete against their biggest rivals, The Belles, in Regionals. Punky Pineappleby Hil and Joshie
It’s a whole bunch of crazy in the fruit bowl! When Missy Starfruit goes missing, Punky Pineapple is on the case! But where could Missy Starfruit be? Punky and his friends will have to brave The Electric Waterfall, explore the Bottom Drawer and ski the slopes of the Freezy Freezer to find out! Ten Nasty Little Toads by Steve Cole
In these delightfully humorous tales of a decidedly blackish hue, ten follysome toads can never change their beastly habits despite the efforts of goodly witch Madame Rana who reminds them ‘It’s never too late to change.’ The Toad With Square Eyes develops mutant thumbs and fingers and finds himself on the other side of the screen; Cherry Oddfellow, the Dirty Little Toad, is part-girl, part-mudslide; and Jeremiah Bratson, the Spoiled Little Toad, finds himself face-to-face with a perfect robot replica. Featuring toady facts, quizzes and games, this collection of tales is a warning to certain children that there must come an hour when they pay the price…
Blabbermouth = a person who talks too much = Amelie Anderson Amelie is a blabbermouth. She’s not a bad kid – she’s just so bubbly that sometimes words fizz right out of her mouth! And then things go wrong. Terribly wrong. But she’s determined to fix all that. It’s time for a reputation make-over! Ginger Green + Cousins = total chaos!by Kim Kane and Jon Davis
Ginger’s super-fancy cousins Tess and Tom are coming to stay for a whole week – all the way from New York City! Ginger can’t wait! But what happens when Tom and Penny turn into DOUBLE-TROUBLE?
Hey kids! Check out the latest junior non fiction in the library. Books featured in this post include information about Everest and animals, books to keep you entertained, as well as help you with your maths homework and a movie guide long in the making that will give you insight to the world of the “How to train your Dragon” movie franchise.
“There is a place where a mountain grows. It is the highest spot on Earth, the ultimate challenge for mountain-climbing adventurers, the towering figure of Sagarmatha, the Goddess of the Sky … Welcome to Mount Everest. In this stunning book, travel back to the mountain’s ancient origins, learn about the flora and fauna of its great flanks, and discover the rich culture and history surrounding it.”– Provided by publisher.
This is a moving and impassioned picture book about the iconic fashion photographer Bill Cunningham that will inspire young readers to go discover their own ideas of beauty and embolden the world with their own creativity!
One of the coolest books I have ever read. Wild captures eight endangered animals in living motion. From the cover panda shown lazily munching on leaves, to an albatross swooping its magnificent wings, to a bumblebee taking a sip of water, Wild throws a spotlight on the mammals, birds, and insects that are threatened with extinction. A librarian’s choice all the way!
Discover all about your favourite Vikings and their dragons in this ultimate guide to the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy! This definitive, official guide gives you the lowdown on all of Toothless and Hiccups adventuresfrom how they first met to their biggest battles. Find out dragon myths, Viking legends and battle stories in this bumper book of Berk.
Check out the trailer to How to train your Dragon: The Hidden World. The epic conclusion to the How to train your dragon movie series and one of the best films to date! Absolutely love that Toothless the night fury dragon gets a girlfriend in this film. Hilarious moments include when he tries to impress and flirt with the female night fury.
Come along to our free movie event on Thursday 21st February at either 4pm or 6pm at Tawa Library.
This is a double screening of the same movie so pick the time that suits you best.
This month follow in the adventures and fun of a young musician name Miguel, on a journey to the magical land of his ancestors. With the help of an unusual friend he uncovers the mysteries behind his family’s stories and traditions.
This film is rated PG
You can call the library or talk to a librarian to find out what is playing each month.
Bring your own cushion for a comfy night in. Movies will play in the Children’s section of the library
With another new year comes another set of LEGO adventures for Wellington library-goers! We’re making some changes to the Let’s Go LEGO schedule this year, so check the days and times below to see when it’s on at your local library!
Khandallah Library: 1st Friday of the month, 3:30-4:30pm Cummings Park (Ngaio) Library: 2nd Thursday of the month, 3:30-4:30pm Mervyn Kemp (Tawa) Library: 2nd Thursday of the month, 3:30-4:30pm Johnsonville Library: 2nd Friday of the month, 3:30-4:30pm Karori Library: 3rd Saturday of the month, 2:00-3:00pm
Let’s Go LEGO is a free, interactive LEGO-based programme for children aged 5+. In Let’s Go LEGO, your creative skills will be put to the test as you use the library’s 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 library’s very own LEGO legend.
For more information, contact your local branch library.