Te Wiki Kaumātua Seniors’ Week events

Te Wiki Kaumātua Seniors’ Week runs 1-8 October and 2023’s theme is pēperēkou, tōna ao katoa – the whole person. We’re running a range of fun and free events in our libraries for our beloved senior communities. Come join us across the week to learn, connect and meet like-minded people!

Retire Inspired: Navigating the 6 Phases of Retirement
Karori Library, Wednesday 4 October, 12-1pm

In your 50’s 60’s or 70’s, 80’s and up? This phase can be the most creative, productive, and fulfilling part of your life depending on your mindset. In this workshop with author Dr Angela Robertson with  we’ll discuss the 6 phases of retirement. Discover ways of finding meaning and purpose, reflect on work and identity, and explore ways of strengthening relationships in the community.


Stories of Dementia
Karori Library, Saturday 7 October, 2-3pm

Join us for a talk on dementia by authors Kristen Phillips (Dad, You’ve got Dementia), Charity Norman (Remember Me), Pip Desmond (Song for Rosaleen) and Anne Schumacher of Dementia Wellington. We will be sharing first-hand experiences, personal journeys, tips for carers, and helpful library resources for both dementia sufferers and their whānau.


Seniors Week Sunday
Johnsonville Library, Sunday 8 Oct, 4:30-6:30pm

Discover the library after-hours! Senior Sunday is an event where the library is open after-hours to seniors who wish to explore and experience what the Johnsonville Library has to offer in a welcoming and relaxed environment. “Pods” of activities will be offered in various spaces and the HIVE Makerspace will remain open. Tea, coffee and pizza will also be on the menu!

And don’t forget our regularly scheduled free library programs, including Book Club, ‘Knit’n Natter group, digital catchup and movie night!  Visit our event calendar for more details.




Together We Read: Remember Me by Charity Norman

We are very excited and thrilled to announce a very special treat for book lovers. As part of the national #TogetherWeRead promotion, during the period 27th September to the 11th of October, Wellington City Libraries will be offering unlimited download eBook and eAudiobooks copies of Charity Norman’s compulsive read Remember Me.

No waitlists. No holds. And totally free! We want to make this the biggest read in Aotearoa’s history and get as many people as possible to read this novel.

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School Holidays: Art Through the Ages | Toi Puta Noa i Ngā Tau​

Art Through the Ages | Toi Puta Noa i Ngā Tau, 23 September - 8 October

Art Through the Ages | Toi Puta Noa i Ngā Tau, 23 September - 8 OctoberIt’s almost School Holidays! From the 23rd of September to the 8th of October, we’re inviting children and young people in Pōneke to explore the world through the power of art in Art Through the Ages / Toi Puta Noa i Ngā Tau — click through to find out more!

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