Special Events in September

newtownNewtown Library has just reopened – hooray! – so it’s back to business as usual, although there is no Kōhunga Kōrero session at Newtown this month.

It’s Chinese Language Week from 7-11 September and we have loads of events happening, make sure to check those out. Don’t forget to come along to our Ni Hao Chinese storytimes which occur every Thursday at the Central library, plus extra sessions from 7-11 September detailed below.

We also have a pop-up non-fiction book sale at Central library from the 15th to the 27th September. Come and grab a bargain!

At the very beginning of October we are hosting jQuery and Python coding workshops for teens. For ease of access and as registrations are essential, they have been included in this month’s event listings. We can’t wait!

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:

Chinese Language Week (view in Chinese)
— Ni Hao Storytime
Monday 7th September – Johnsonville library – 10.30-11.00am
Tuesday 8th September – Karori library – 10.30-11.00am
Thursday 10th September (every week) – Central library – 10.00-10.30am
Friday 11th September – Kilbirnie library – 11.00-11.30am

— Learn basic Mandarin (Chinese)
Tuesday 8th September – Central library – 1.00-1.30pm
Friday 11th September – Karori library – 3.30-4.00pm

— Tai Chi class
Friday 11th September – Central library – 12.30-1.30pm

Chinese Film Night – “The Bullet Vanishes” (bookings required, phone 801-4068 or 801-4083 (Chinese))
Please note: this film is R16
Wednesday 9th September – Central library – 6.00-8.00pm
Friday 11th September – Newtown library – 6.00-8.00pm

Chinese Painting class
Monday 7th September – Central library – 11.00am-12.00pm

Chinese Calligraphy class
Friday 11th September – Johnsonville library – 11.00am-12.00pm

Central Library tours in Chinese (bookings required, phone 801-4068 or 801-4083 (Chinese))
Monday 7th September – 2.30-4.00pm
Thursday 10th September – 2.30-4.00pm

One-off events
– Wednesday 2nd September – 12.30-1.30pm – Law for Lunch: Stop Workplace Bullying
– Saturday 19th September – 10am-3pm – Knit-a-thon at Central library
– Tuesday 29th September – 10.30am-12pm – Learn to use WCL online resources (for seniors)

Ongoing events
– Non-fiction pop-up book sale – Central library – 15th September to 27th September

Read an eBook Day
– Wednesday 16th September & Thursday 17th September – Central library – 12-2pm
– Friday 18th September – Johnsonville library – 4-7pm
– Friday 18th September – Newtown library – 6-7.30pm

Coding Workshops for Teens at Central library (bookings required)
– Thursday 1st October – 9.30am-3.30pm – Build a website with jQuery
– Friday 2nd October – 9.30am-3.30pm – Build a game with Python

Coding Workshops for teens
Recurring events
– Thursdays 10-10.30am – Ni Hao Children’s Community Chinese storytimes at Central library
– Wednesdays 5.30-7.30pm – Gamesfest at Central Library
– Thursdays 6pm – Mystery Movie Screenings at Central library (bookings required, phone 801-4068)
– Wednesdays 2-3pm – Tea & Tales at Johnsonville library

Kōhunga Kōrero
– Omāroro (Newtown) – No session in September, back to usual from October (1st Tuesday of each month)
– Korimako ki Ngāio (Cummings Park) – 14th September – 10.30am (2nd Monday of each month)
– Waitohi (Johnsonville) – 15th September – 2pm (3rd Tuesday of each month)
– Motukairangi (Miramar) – 22nd September – 2pm (new time) (4th Tuesday of each month)