For Chinese Language Week, Karori Library will be holding a special Mandarin storytime session for children of all ages on Tuesday 25th of September, 10:30-11:00am. Everyone is welcome to come along to our free, fun-filled, storytime session featuring songs, stories, and rhymes in Mandarin and English.
中文周 — 普通话故事会
9 月25日星期二, 10.30-11.00am
Karori Library also holds regular Mandarin Storytimes on the third Tuesday of each month, from 10:30-11:00am, as well as conversational English classes for the Chinese senior community every Tuesday from 10:30-12:00. Contact the Library on 476 8413 to find out more!
Come along and celebrate Chinese language week at Khandallah Library by making paper dragons! Supplies will be provided to help you make your own elegant, wise or fierce dragon. Join us at Khandallah Library on Thursday 27th September from 6:30 to 7:00pm.
No RSVP required. Suitable all ages!
Check out these books to learn more about Chinese language and culture:
First words. Mandarin / Mansfield, Andy
Lonely Planet have put together this gorgeous children’s guide to 100 basic mandarin words for topics like food and weather.
All about China : stories, songs, crafts and games for kids / Branscombe, Allison
Explore Chinese history, tradition and art with this beautiful book.
Gordon & Li Li : words for everyday / McSween, Michele Wong
Meet Li Li and Gordon as they learn to communicate in simple Mandarin and English.
Super simple Chinese art : fun and easy art from around the world / Kuskowski, Alex
Learn how to create a range of Chinese crafts, adapted for kids with a step-by-step guide.
See you at Khandallah Library!
This is just a very quick update to let you know that from the 2nd of June, Let’s Go LEGO at Karori Library will be held half an hour earlier from 2:00-3:00pm. Previously it was held from 2:30-3:30pm. We hope that this change means that you’ll all have more time to chat and browse the library for books to take home following each session!
Here’s the updated Let’s Go LEGO schedule:
Cummings Park (Ngaio) Library: First Thursday of the month, 3:30-4:30pm
Khandallah Library: First Friday of the month, 3:30-4:30pm
Karori Library: First Saturday of the month, 2:00-3:00pm
Mervyn Kemp (Tawa) Library: Second Thursday of the month, 3:30-4:30pm
Johnsonville Library: Second Friday of the month, 3:30-4:30pm
For more info about the Let’s Go LEGO programme, check out the What’s On page here, email email@example.com, or ask your local librarian
A Lego creation by the very talented Elijah at Karori Library!
More exciting news in the world of Let’s Go Lego — the programme is finally coming back to Khandallah Library! The first session will be on Friday the 4th of May at 3:30pm, and sessions will continue on the first Friday of every month thereafter. No need to book, and it’s totally free — just turn up on the day and have fun!
Since our last official update, the programme has also expanded to include Johnsonville Library. The full Let’s Go Lego timetable (for the moment!) is laid out below:
Cummings Park (Ngaio) Library — first Thursday of the month, 3:30-4:30pm
Khandallah Library — first Friday of the month, 3:30-4:30pm
Karori Library — first Saturday of the month, 2:30-3:30pm
Mervyn Kemp (Tawa) Library — second Thursday of the month, 3:30-4:30pm
Johnsonville Library — second Friday of the month, 3:30-4:30pm
Let’s build – Let’s explore – Let’s create!
Let’s Go Lego is returning to Khandallah Library after a long absence — we can’t wait to see you there!
For more information, contact Stephen at Karori Library, 476 8413, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us for an amazing Easter storytime with Sarah Alve at Tawa Library.
This is part of the Stories @ Six series and will be held at the Library on Thursday 5th April at 6pm.
Bring the kids, bring the grandparents, bring the neighbourhood.
See you there!!!
Come and listen to some wonderful Rainbow Stories at Wellington Central Library presented by Wellington’s favourite Drag Queen, the fabulous LaQuisha St Refern and friends. Celebrate our Rainbow Families with this special fun storytime event for children, their families and anyone who likes stories!
What: Rainbow Storytimes
Where: Wellington Central Library
When: Saturday 3rd March, 2 – 2.30pm
Come down to Wellington Central Library and Civic Square to celebrate the Chinese New Year: The Year of the Dog, with special storytime events for pre-schoolers and their families presented by the Ni Hao Children’s Community.
We have 2 Storytimes for you at Wellington Central Library on Saturday the 17th of February which will be in Chinese, but guess what? It doesn’t matter if you don’t speak Chinese you are going to have lots of fun listening to another language and doing activities all about the year of the Dog. Bring along a toy dog, dress in your New Year clothes (or Dog costume), or just come as you are, to share familiar stories and songs like ‘Spot the Dog’ or ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’…but in Chinese! Don’t forget while you are down at Central Library to check out all the fun activities that are going to be happening outside in Civic Square.
What: Chinese Storytimes
When: Saturday 17th of February
Time: 9.30-10am & 3-3.30pm
Where: Wellington Central Library
Come along to Johnsonville Library to hear Ben Spies talk about his journey to becoming an author at the age of 9 years. Then have a go at creating your own book with help and tips from Ben.
Ben’s session will be on Saturday 10th February starting at 1pm.
Love writing and making Zines? Enjoy storytimes and want to meet some of your favourite authors and illustrators? How about learning to make Ginomee hats or paper bag dogs? These are just some of the 30+ free events that are going to be on offer at the BIG BOOK BASH! With so much cool stuff on offer your day will be jam packed but don’t forget to come along to the Wellington City Library stand and pick up a Scavenger Hunt entry form so you can go into the draw to win a bag filled with BOOKS! Be prepared for a feast of books and a fabulous array of authors, illustrators and activities at the BIG BOOK BASH, Saturday 2nd December in Carterton, Wairarapa. Here’s too a fun filled and (fingers crossed) sunshine filled day, hope to see you there!
What: BIG BOOK BASH: Wairarapa & Wellington
Where: Caterton Library, Event Centre and Courthouse
When: Saturday 2nd December, 11am – 6pm
All events are free but some require registration contact Carterton District Library to register
Wow I can’t believe it is that time of year already! Yes Christmas is just around the corner and it’s the time when we love to have special Christmas Storytime events at your Libraries, for all the family to enjoy. So pop on your pyjamas or favourite Christmas costume and head down to your local library for stories and songs to celebrate this festive season. Oh and while you’re there don’t forget to pick up your “Wild About Reading: Summer Reading Challenge” booklet!
What: The 12 Storytimes of Christmas
Island Bay Library: 7th December, 10.30am
Mervyn Kemp (Tawa) Library: 7th December, 6.30pm
Brooklyn Library: 11th December, 6.30pm
Karori Library: 14th December, 6.30pm
Wadestown Library: 14th December, 6.30pm
Johnsonville Library: 15th December, 6.30pm
Newtown Library: 15th December, 6.30pm
Central Library: 16th December, 2pm
Miramar Library: 18th December, 6.30pm
CPK Ngaio Library: 18th December, 6.30pm
Ruth Gotlieb Kilbirnie Library: 21st December, 6.30pm
Khandallah Library: 21st December, 6.30pm