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  • Comicfest, Competition, Facebook, Graphic Novels, Happenings, Library, New Zealand, Nicola, Pencil it in your diaries

    Comicfest 2017!

    04.05.17 | Permalink | Comment?

    I hope you’ve heard about our amazing event Comicfest! It’s now a yearly event that celebrates free comic book day and puts the spotlight on some of our amazing local talent. There’s competitions, talks from said local talent, and of course, free comic books!

    Check out the Comicfest 2017 Facebook page for details.


  • Adrienne, Events, Happenings, Internet, Pencil it in your diaries

    Two Free Coding Classes

    19.03.15 | Permalink | Comments Off on Two Free Coding Classes

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    Got an idea for a website but don’t know how to develop it? Get along to these two free coding classes during the April school holidays. They’re perfect for beginners and a great way to learn how to code using CSS/HTML, and you’ll get a chance to create your own live website. BYOD.

    Places are limited and bookings are required: bookings and info

    Sunday 12th April, 9am – 3pm, Central Library: for 12-14 yr olds

    Monday 13th April, 9am-3pm, Central Library: for 15-18yr olds


  • Movies, Pencil it in your diaries, Rachel, Trailers

    TFIOS is nearly here!

    03.06.14 | Permalink | Comments Off on TFIOS is nearly here!

    The wait is nearly over!! The Fault In Our Stars movie comes out on Thursday! That’s just TWO DAYS away! And we even get it before the USA does. Time differences rule sometimes. I’ve collected together some TFIOS facts for all you excited people out there across the interwebs – have you got anything interesting to add to this list?

    1. John Green was trying to get an international release date for TFIOS so that all his fans would be able to see it at the same time. It kind of worked – NZ, Australia and the Netherlands are the first to be able to see it on June 5th, it comes out in the USA on June 6th and the UK gets in on June 19th. Amazingly we are one of the first to see it instead of having to wait a few months after the USA release!

    2. The TFIOS trailer had over 3 million views on it just 24 hours after it was released.

    3. Shailene Woodley (Hazel) and Ansel Elgort (Gus) already appeared in the Divergent movie together earlier this year, and in it they played siblings. Hmm.

    4. TFIOS is the 4th solo novel by John Green.

    5. John and his brother Hank run a Youtube channel called vlogbrothers where they upload videos three times a week.

    6. John Green took the time to cast all the character of TFIOS as US presidents.

    And just in case you forgot, here’s the trailer again:

    Aaaaaand the special extended trailer as well:

    So who’s coming to the see it with me on Thursday? Or do I have to go and bawl my eyes out in the cinema alone? Let us know your thoughts on the movie down in the comments!


  • Happenings, New Zealand, NZ Music Month, Pencil it in your diaries, Rachel

    New Zealand Music Month is here!

    06.05.14 | Permalink | Comments Off on New Zealand Music Month is here!

    Yes, that means it’s already May! WHAT? How did this happen?! Four months of the year have already gone past in a complete blur, and here we are at NZMM 2014. There are so many events happening up and down the country, and lucky for us we have a whole bunch of events happening in our libraries! More events may be added to this list later, check back to keep up to date with the scheduled library events.

    Thursday 8th 12pm Amiria Grenell (Kids stuff) – Central Children’s area
    Saturday 17th 11am Kitty Hart – Central Library Mezzanine Bridge
    Friday 22nd 12pm Amiria Grenell (Adults stuff) – Central Library YA area
    Friday 23rd 5pm Andy Gibson – Central Library YA area
    Friday 23rd 7pm Jessie Moss – Newtown Library
    Thursday 29th 12pm Mahinarangi Maika – Central Library YA area
    Friday 30th 12pm Mat Enright – Central Library YA area

    There will also be a whole lot of events out in public places, such as Courtenay Place near Tommy Millions (yum!), the Courtenay Place tripod, Cuba Street near the Body Shop, Lambton Quay, the train station and more. You should be able to find some information on these in your local library. You can also check out the full schedule of NZMM events at the official website.

    And to finish off, here’s a video for “St Louis” featuring Gemma Syme by The Shocking Pinks that a couple of my very clever friends worked on:

    I’ll be featuring music-centred posts all through May, so check back next Tuesday for more NZMM goodness!


  • Comics, Events, Facebook, Graphic Novels, Happenings, Isn't that cool?, Library, Manga, Nicola, Pencil it in your diaries, Wellington

    Comics Fest 2014

    24.04.14 | Permalink | Comments Off on Comics Fest 2014

    It’s no secret that I love graphic novels, which is why I’m so excited about ComicFest, an event that the library is running from the 2nd-3rd of May. We’ve got some great events lined up: a panel on Friday night with some of the best cartoonists in New Zealand, plus more events on the Saturday.  You can find out more on the event page, but here are just some of the events running:

    A panel on Friday Night featuring Ant Sang, who wrote and drew the awesome comic Shaolin Burning and worked on Bro’ Town. There’s also Robyn Kenealy who’s a brilliant webcomic artist and creator of Steve Rogers’ American Captain, which chronicles Steve Rogers’ attempts to work out his place in the twenty-first century. Grant Buist, another one of our awesome panelists, has been working in comics for almost twenty years. He’s currently working on a graphic novel and draws Jitterati for Fishhead Magazine. His website is well worth a look, since he’s done a heap of great reviews of our graphic novel collection. This is definitely the panel you want to attend if you want to know what it’s like working in comics today.

    There are also some wicked workshops: Ant Sang is running “Comics 101” from 4:30-6:30 for those aspiring artists among you, and then there’s another workshop run on the Saturday by Gavin Mouldey, a Wellington-based animator and illustrator. He’s done all the gorgeous promotional art for all our advertising, and owns the dittybox shop and gallery in Island Bay.

    There’s a costume competition all day Saturday with a special category for teens and great prizes for you to win, generously provided by Unity Books and and White Cloud Worlds. A fair few of the library staff will be in costume too, so try and work out who we’re being!

    Finally, last but certainly not least, we are giving away FREE, yes, FREE comics from when we open. We have limited stock, so get in early! This is because the library is participating in Free Comic Book Day, a day where all over the world stores and librariess give away a selection of comics and graphic novels. We decided to use this as an opportunity to promote a great (and steadily growing) part of our collection and bring together some of the best comic artists working in New Zealand today. You can find the main Facebook event here, and interviews with our featured panelists and artists on our main blog.


  • anime, Happenings, Movies, Not Library Related, Pencil it in your diaries, Rachel, Wellington

    The Wind Rises this weekend

    11.04.14 | Permalink | Comments Off on The Wind Rises this weekend

    Weekend newsflash: The latest film from Studio Ghibli (and the last film directed by Hayao Miyazaki before his retirement!) is showing this Sunday at the Embassy cinema! It’s called The Wind Rises and it tells the story of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II. Check out the trailer below and book your tickets over at the Embassy website.


  • Adrienne, Events, Happenings, Pencil it in your diaries, Study

    Need money for study?

    04.04.13 | Permalink | Comments Off on Need money for study?

    BreakOut – Scholarships and Grants FREE SEMINAR

    Do you need money to study, research, or for your personal and professional development?

    The Funding Information Service is holding a free BreakOut presentation in Wellington Central Library (ground floor, in the teen area). The seminar will show you how to find the best scholarships and grants for you.

    BreakOut lists information on over 3800 scholarships and grants for students, professionals, researchers, sports people, and artists and Wellington City Libraries provides free public access to BreakOut.

    The details:

    Wednesday 10 April 2013

    4-5pm, Wellington Central Library, 65 Victoria Street

    No RSVP required. Just show up! (Can’t make it? Visit the Funding Information Service for info about BreakOut)


  • Horror, Movies, Pencil it in your diaries, Prudence

    Breaking Dawn Part one trailer you guys

    16.09.11 | Permalink | Comments Off on Breaking Dawn Part one trailer you guys

    I just feel sorry for whoever has to repair that windowsill 🙁


  • Adrienne, Events, Happenings, Pencil it in your diaries, Writing

    Creative Writing Workshop

    07.07.11 | Permalink | Comments Off on Creative Writing Workshop

    Fancy yourself as a bit of a writer?

    Register now for a place at the Creative Writing Workshop, places are limited, so be quick about it.

    28th July at Karori Library, 10 am – 3 pm, $40. Email juliafletcher113@hotmail.com to book. For 13-18 year olds.


  • Axe L. Waddington, Events, NZ Music Month, Pencil it in your diaries

    New Zealand Music Month at Wellington City Libraries

    11.05.11 | Permalink | Comments Off on New Zealand Music Month at Wellington City Libraries

    Ash Graham 16 year old singer songwriter who is one of the performers for NZ Music Month.

    It’s May! So once again it’s New Zealand Music Month. What’s the Library doing this year to celebrate & profile Wellington musicians?  Well…

    This May, Wellington libraries will turn into temporary concert venues – showcasing young local talent. Up-and-coming young artists will perform afternoon gigs at Wellington Central Library and at the Ruth Gotlieb (Kilbirnie), Newtown, Johnsonville and Karori branch libraries. These free events will take place Monday 16 to Friday 20 May.

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    – Kilbirnie on Monday 16 from 4 to 5pm
    – Newtown on Tuesday 17 from 4 to 5pm
    – Johnsonville on Wednesday 18 from 4 to 5pm
    – Karori on Thursday 19 from 4 to 5pm
    – Central on Friday 20 from 4 to 5pm

    There will also be evening performances at ZEAL and The Jimmy Bar at the St James Theatre.

    Wellington City Council is organising these live performances in partnership with Play It Strange, a trust established in 2003 to encourage young New Zealanders to develop interests and skills in songwriting and musical performance.

    Other Music Month events include a series of Music Workshops.

    On Monday 30 and Tuesday 31 May Toi Poneke Arts Centre will hold free workshops for independent musicians. The workshop on Monday is for musicians who want to break into the Australian market and will be full of hits and tips for people who have already crossed the Tasman.

    This is followed on Tuesday with the launch of the Instrumental’s Musician’s Publicity Toolkit – with a live performance from Mara TK. The toolkit is a musician’s essential guide to self-publicity and online marketing.

    A full list of events, times and venues in Wellington for New Zealand Music Month can be found on the Toi Poneke Arts Centre’s Facebook page

    Further facebook details with a full list of performers after the jump

    Read more…


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