Whakanuia te Wiki o Te Reo Māori!

A5 Flyer MAORI frontCelebrate Māori Langauge Week!

Haere mai ki te Whare Hapori o Paparangi mō ngā pūrākau, ngā waiata, ngā rotarota hoki i te reo Māori

He pai rawa mō ngā tamariki nohinohi me ō rātou whānau, nau mai, haere mai ki a koutou katoa


Kei Whea: Newlands Community Centre, 9 Batchelor St, Newlands

Āhea: Te Rāpare 24 Hōngongoi, 2.00 – 2.30 i te ahiahi




Come to Newlands Community Centre for stories and songs in the Māori language

Great for preschoolers and their families, everyone welcome


Where: Newlands Community Centre, 9 Batchelor St, Newlands

When: Thursday 24 July, 2.00-2.30 pm



Wonky Donkey storytime at Children’s Bookshop

The wonderful Children’s Bookshop in Kilbirnie is having a special story time with Craig Smith and The Wonky Donkey on Friday November 2nd at 10.30am.

Craig will be in-store singing all his hits, from the hugely popular Wonky Donkey to his latest Kaha the Kea.

There is no charge to attend and everyone is welcome.

The Wonky Donkey is a really popular library book, your can read and sing along to the wacky tune. Craig’s other books are super popular too. Find them at your local library today!


Image courtesy of Syndetics

Spring Into Tawa with Hairy Maclary

Tawa Library is celebrating Spring Into Tawa on Saturday 8th September with several events.

First up is a special storytime on Hairy Maclary. It’s Hairy Maclary’s birthday in September, so join us at the library at 10.30am to hear some of Lynley Dodd’s stories read aloud. It’s tongue-twisting fun for children, and children-at-heart.

Hairy Maclary

People from Tawa College Adult Education are also visiting Tawa Library for Spring Into Tawa. From 10am – 12.00pm there will be demonstrations on flax-weaving, wood-carving, patchwork and felt-making, and at 12pm there will be performances by ukulele and Irish whistle experts.

Also, don’t forget to visit the Wellington City Council stall in the main road outside the library.

Spring into Tawa is on September 8th from 9am – 12.30pm at Tawa Plaza and the Main Road shops.


Storylines Family Festival Day

The annual Storylines Family Festival Day is on soon!

The Wellington Free Family Day gives children (and adults!) a chance to meet their literary heroes – authors, illustrators, storytellers or book characters.

Wellington Libraries will have a stall there (come grab some freebies from us), and Stuart Pedley (one of our star librarians) will be reading stories at 11am and 1pm. Come and visit us and say HI!

Sunday August 19 2012 between 10am-3pm at the Michael Fowler Centre.