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
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.
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!
-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
Whoopee – it is just about the school holidays and you need to start thinking about how you are going to fill in your time.
First on your list is to make sure that you come along to one or three of the holiday activities that will be on offer at the libraries. These holidays we have a technology theme going on and each library will be holding some awesome, amazing, inspiring and fun activities.
But to get you into the mood check out some of these great books the library has on technology and science. Try out some experiments or make up some crazy concoctions. There’s heaps to try and do. The sky’s the limit!
During the October Holidays Wellington Libraries will be running lots of free, fun activities around science, technology and engineering.
Have a go at some new apps and tech, build something amazing, create a video clip… and more! It’s all free, and perfect for 6-12 year olds.
Here’s the when and where:
Island Bay Community Centre: Wednesday 30 September, 1pm
Johnsonville Library: Wednesday 30 September, 2pm
Ruth Gotlieb Library (Kilbirnie): Thursday 1 October, 2pm
Newlands Community Centre: Tuesday 6 October, 2pm
Karori Library: Tuesday 6 October, 10am
Central Library: Wednesday 7 October, 11am
Mervyn Kemp Library (Tawa): Thursday 8 October, 11am
Newtown Library: Thursday 8 October, 2pm
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Zinio is where you can download heaps of magazines -it’s a bit like eBooks, but with magazines. There are heaps of cool international and New Zealand ones to chose from – sport, cooking, movies, music, pets, science and technology, and more. Take a look!
Here’s where you’ll find the Horrible Histories magazine.
The Department of Conservation has launched the New Zealand version of a fun app-based game for smart phones called “Habitat the Game”. If you go around Wellington (Zealandia, Wellington Zoo, Island Bay Marine Reserve and many other places…) looking for New Zealand endangered animals you will learn more about them and you might help them survive.
Real life actions combined with fun in-game missions!
As a bonus there is FREE entry for kids and the first 100 adults at Zealandia on Saturday 4th October from 11am to 3pm for the launch of this game. There are prizes to be won too!
Did you know that Wellington City Libraries has an app that you can download? We’ve called it WCL Mini, because it’s cute and little and fits in the palm of your hand, but there is also so much you can do on it:
Compatibility: The app is available for devices using the Apple iOs (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad) and Android operating systems. It’s also available for BlackBerry, J2ME, Palm OS, Symbian S60 and Windows Mobile.
Check out this post on how to find and download the app, then get those fingers tapping. Have fun!