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  • 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.


    – 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…

  • Adrienne, Events, NZ Music Month, Pencil it in your diaries, zombies

    Zombies Vs. Gleeks

    03.05.11 | Permalink | Comments Off on Zombies Vs. Gleeks


    You, your mates and zombies, Glee, prizes, gloating rights, free food, brains! Wait, what…?

    Okay, there might not be brains, but eveything else will be there. Pull a team of Glee and Zombie experts together and get ready for the Zombies Vs. Gleeks Trivia Night.

    Open for teams of  13 to 18 year olds (min 2 – max 4), the Zombies Vs. Gleeks Teen Trivia Night will be at the Wellington Central Library on 27th May at 6.30pm. Registrations open soon and places will be limited so get your team ready to go and start planning your costumes.

  • Events, Pencil it in your diaries, Urban Survival Series

    Events this month: Urban Survival Series

    07.03.11 | Permalink | Comments Off on Events this month: Urban Survival Series


    Tuesday 22nd March 4-5pm at the Central Library:
    Get fit for free with Rec Welly and NZ Parkour. Find out about the free and five dollar deals in town and learn how to leap tall buildings in a single bound.

    We have some fitness freebies to give away at this session – thanks Rec Welly!

    Thursday 24th March 4-5pm at the Central Library:
    Afford toys and gadgets
    : BNZ, CAB and the Community Law Centre are here to show you how you can get the stuff you want, and what to do when that cell phone you just bought breaks down.

    Monday 28th March 4-5m at the Central Library:
    Plan your OE with STA travel and Volunteer Service Abroad. All the tips and tricks for having the most amazing experience ever.

    STA will be giving away a Lonely Planet guide book to one lucky person at this session.

    Wednesday 30th March 4-5pm at the Central Library:
    Get your music and art out there: The singer from Poppy Dust and the guys from OOsh Multimedia on how collaboration, thinking outside the square,  and following your dreams can get you, your art, your music, and your life where you want them to be.

  • Jack, News, Pencil it in your diaries, Study

    NCEA results online today

    12.01.11 | Permalink | Comments Off on NCEA results online today

    Yes, it’s true, you can find out your NCEA results right now. Teen Blog wishes everyone the best of luck.

    For those of you who are now finished with your secondary education, congratulations! Everyone else going back to school later on this year should note that the YA section of your local library has all the relevant study guides and that the Central Library has past exam papers. Note that down in your diaries for the next study period, or get a ridiculously large jump start on it now.

  • Jack, Music, Pencil it in your diaries

    BIg Day Out 2011

    30.09.10 | Permalink | Comments Off on BIg Day Out 2011

    The line up for next January’s Big Day Out was announced yesterday. There are usually another couple of announcements before the actual event, so while this list will be added to I thought it a good idea to highlight the artists we have in our collection to further inform the decision on whether or not to drop the $150 on a ticket before they go on sale October 8.

  • Library, Pencil it in your diaries, Simon

    Just so that you know

    18.09.10 | Permalink | 4 Comments

    All Wellington public libraries will be closed over Labour Weekend – on Friday, the 22nd of October, we close at 7pm and reopen again on Tuesday, the 26th of October, at the usual time. This is so that the library’s computer system can be upgraded. Which means that the online catalogue (and most of the WCL site, actually) won’t be operating for that time also. Blogs will be working, though! (Blogs won’t be working!) Also, no one will be charged overdues for the days we’re shut.

    FUN FACT: Labour Weekend originated in Wellington, when a man – nay, a hero! – kicked off the eight-hour working day movement in 1840. Before that people could be made to work all day! Blergh.

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