Special Events in July

Tales of the BalletJuly brings with it the school holidays, and we have loads of activities for kids of all ages this July! Musical activities, ballet presentations, and visits from Paul Beavis, the author & illustrator of Mrs Mo’s Monster. We also have NEW storytime sessions every Thursday, with stories in Mandarin Chinese! Check out the details below!

Please note Newtown library will be temporarily closed for essential maintenance beginning in May. Newtown library will be closed from Wednesday 13 May to Wednesday 22 July inclusive. You can find more information on the closure here.

You can always check our event calendar to see all events happening in one day, or look further ahead for the rest of the month. See below for what’s coming up this month:

Throughout the month:
Māwhai Tuhituhi – online Te Reo writing competition – Monday 27th July-Friday 31st July

Cover from SyndeticsSchool holiday activities:
Musical Madness activities: DIY music & instruments – Monday 6th July-Wednesday 15th July – Tawa, Cummings Park, Kilbirnie, Miramar, Central, Karori libraries, Island Bay Community Centre
Tales from the Ballet: RNZB stories with Sir John Trimmer – Monday 6th July-Thursday 16th July – Central, Karori, Kilbirnie, Johnsonville libraries
Mrs Mo’s Monster: Live reading & drawing sessions with author/illustrator Paul Beavis – Tuesday 7th July-Wednesday 15th July – Central, Karori, Kilbirnie, Johnsonville libraries
First aid skills: have a go! – Tuesday 7th July-Wednesday 15th July – Tawa, Central, Cummings Park, Johnsonville, Karori, Khandallah libraries

One-off events
– Friday 17th July – 2.30pm-5pm & 6.30pm-9pm – Zine-making workshops with artist Kerry Ann Lee – Thistle Hall & Central library (in collaboration with Wellington Zinefest)
– Tuesday 28th July – 12.30pm-1.30pm – Ngā kōrero o Te Whanganui-a-Tara: an iwi perspective – Lunchtime talk with Kura Moeahu
– Thursday 30th July – 12.30pm-1.30pm – Ngā kōrero o Te Whanganui-a-Tara: an iwi perspective – Lunchtime talk with Neavin Broughton

Recurring events
*NEW* – Thursdays 10-10.30am – Ni Hao Children’s Community Chinese storytimes at Central library
– Wednesdays 5.30-7.30 – Gamesfest at Central Library
– Thursdays 6pm – Mystery Movie Screenings at Central library

Kohunga Korero
– Omāroro (Newtown) – No Newtown sessions until after library reopens 22nd July 2015
– Korimako ki Ngāio (Cummings Park) – 13th July – 10.30am (2nd Monday of each month)
– Waitohi (Johnsonville) – 21st July – 2pm (3rd Tuesday of each month)
– Motukairangi (Miramar) – 28th July – 2pm (new time) (4th Tuesday of each month)