The School Holidays are here!

Looking for something to do for the holidays? Here’s what’s happening in the library.

During the school holidays we will be celebrating World Space Week by creating Space Movies!

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Calling all Space, Film and Technology buffs! Bring your own device, or use one of our tablets to showcase Earth from space by creating a stop-motion animated film.

 

Here’s when the events are on at a library near you:

Week 1:

Mervyn Kemp (Tawa) Library: Wednesday 28 Sept, 11am

Miramar Library: Wednesday 28 Sept, 2pm

Khandallah Library: Thursday 29 Sept, 2pm

Johnsonville Library: Friday 30 Sept, 11am

 

Week 2:

Karori Library: Tuesday 4 Oct, 2pm

Wellington Central Library: Wednesday 5 Oct, 11am

Ruth Gotlieb (Kilbirnie) Library: Thursday 6 Oct, 2pm

Cummings Park (Ngaio) Library: Friday 7 Oct, 2pm

 

Some important notes:

  • Please bring your own device if possible. The library will have a limited number of tablets that can be used on the day.
  • If you bring your own device, it needs to be an Android or iOS tablet or smart phone with a camera
  • Before the event, please download a free app called Stop Motion Studio on to your device.
  • The event is free, and no bookings are required. However due to limited resources and library spaces, librarians may limit numbers on the day depending on how many people turn up.
  • Suitable for ages 7+

School Holidays coming soon…

You’ll be pleased to know that Term 3 is almost finished, which means that your two weeks of freedom (otherwise known as The School Holidays) are nearly here.

We have some great events happening across our libraries that are free to go to, and will be lots of fun too!

During the school holidays we will be celebrating World Space Week by creating Space Movies!

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Calling all Space, Film and Technology buffs! Bring your own device, or use one of our tablets to showcase Earth from space by creating a stop-motion animated film.

 

Here’s when the events are on at a library near you:

Week 1:

Mervyn Kemp (Tawa) Library: Wednesday 28 Sept, 11am

Miramar Library: Wednesday 28 Sept, 2pm

Khandallah Library: Thursday 29 Sept, 2pm

Johnsonville Library: Friday 30 Sept, 11am

 

Week 2:

Karori Library: Tuesday 4 Oct, 2pm

Wellington Central Library: Wednesday 5 Oct, 11am

Ruth Gotlieb (Kilbirnie) Library: Thursday 6 Oct, 2pm

Cummings Park (Ngaio) Library: Friday 7 Oct, 2pm

 

Some important notes:

  • Please bring your own device if possible. The library will have a limited number of tablets that can be used on the day.
  • If you bring your own device, it needs to be an Android or iOS tablet or smart phone with a camera
  • Before the event, please download a free app called Stop Motion Studio on to your device.
  • The event is free, and no bookings are required. However due to limited resources and library spaces, librarians may limit numbers on the day depending on how many people turn up.
  • Suitable for ages 7+

Kids’ Club Review by Hayley: Leonardo and the flying boy

Leonardo and the flying boy, by Lournee Anholt

Leonardo had a dream that people would fly one day. He loved to explore and he was also a scientist, sculptor, painter and musician. My favourite part of the story was at the end because it was colourful and people were ‘flying’ in the air after many trials from Leonardo.

4 stars

Reviewed by Hayley from Tawa, 6 years old

Great fun at Johnsonville during the holidays

The theme was Click, Make, Build and Create. We had about 80 parents and children enjoy a great range of fun activities from listening to a story on our new TumbleBooks eBook service, creating a Lego creation with only 32 pieces of Lego, having a lot of messy fun with some quicksand plus heaps more.

We even had two 3D printers on display working their magic creating a small animal and a human hand. These were amazing to watch and a great draw card for both children and parents.

Check out our pictures from the session.

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School Holiday fun at Tawa Library – 8th Oct 11am

Children#27s events image SMALLSave the planet! Tawa Library will be blasting off into space on a thrilling adventure to rescue the human race.

With things to create, things to puzzle out and things to invent, victory of the world will surely be ours.

See you there!

 

Tawa Library: Thursday 8th October at 11am

Star Wars holiday activity at Central Library – 7th October at 11am.

FullSizeRenderAttention all Jedis, Bounty Hunters and Rebels!Come on down to the Central Library for Star Wars themed fun these school holidays!

Where: Wellington Central Library, Children’s Section.

When: Wednesday 7th October, 10.30am.

These fun activities await you…

To join in the fun, make sure you come dressed as your favourite Star Wars character.

Also check out the trailer of Star Wars : the Force Awakens.

See you there and… May the force be with you.

Free School Holiday Activities at Karori Library

Can you make the tallest tower in the world?  Get creative these school holidays at Karori Library.

We’re having a fun make-a-thon on Tuesday 6th October, 10-11am using lots of different materials from Lego, playing cards to paper.  You’ll get a chance to design and create a tower using unique materials and a whole lot of imagination!  This holiday activity is ideal for 6-12 year olds.  We can’t wait to see you there.

In the meantime, here’s a selection of activity and architecture books for kids that you might like to take a look at to get your creativity flowing!

 

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School Holiday fun at Johnsonville Library – 30th Sept 2pm

Children#27s events image SMALLCome and discover your inner Einstein with a technology inspired holiday programme.

-Create something amazing with Meccano or Lego.

-Discover how things are made by taking them apart.

-Play one of our very special games or get caught up in some quicksand.

-There will even be a 3D printer on hand so you can learn how they work.

See you there!

 

Johnsonville Library: Wednesday 30th September at 2pm