Zombies vs Gleeks Teen Trivia Night – registrations open

Poster for Zombies vs Gleeks nightDo you know teens who have a fascination for Zombies, Glee, trivia or free food ?
Then they should head down to Wellington’s Central Library on Friday 2nd September at 6.30pm.  If it’s anything like the last trivia event that Central hosted for teens, then it’s going to be a great night.
Registration is now open for teams of 13 to 18 year olds – places are limited, so better be in quick!


NZ Music Month – young artists play free gigs this week in our libraries

As previously mentioned, up-and-coming young artists are performing free afternoon gigs at Wellington Central Library and at the Ruth Gotlieb (Kilbirnie), Newtown, Johnsonville and Karori branch libraries this week, from 4PM to 5PM.

Here’s the roster of performers for each event:

Ruth Gotlieb (Kilbirnie) : Monday 16 May 2011
Te Aihe Butler, Harriet Emily Hill, Lukas Jury

Newtown, Tuesday 17 May:
Alexi Cartwright, Lukas Jury & Harriet Emily Hill

Johnsonville: Wednesday 18 May:
Alexi Cartwright, Max Apse, Harriet Emily Hill

Karori: Thursday 19 May (4-5pm):
Ash Graham, Te Aihe Butler, Roman Birch

Central Library: Friday 20 May:
Ash Graham, Alexi Cartwright, Max Apse

Find out more about the performers on Toi Poneke’s Facebook pages:

Alexi Cartwright, Max Apse, Harriet Emily Hill, Lukas Jury, Te Aihe Butler, Roman Birch, Ash Graham

Hope to see you there!


Teen only night this Friday


Karori Library will be open this Friday night just for high school students or those aged 13-18* (with some library staff to pass around the free pizza and lollies).

There will be free internet and gaming available : Guitar Hero, Kinect and Wii – and since it’s the last day of term to there will be some live music too.  Further details are available on the Teen Blog!

*bring your YA card or your school ID.

2011 Urban Survival Series

This March Wellington City Libraries is holding four free seminars for teens designed to make surviving the urban jungle that is life in Wellington that much easier.

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, what 24 months interest-free really means, and what you could be doing with the money from your after school job.

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.

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Sea Secrets revealed this Saturday at Central Library!

Meet top marine scientists from NIWA and peer through their microscopes at all the weird, wonderful and incredible things they have found in and near the sea during the Mana 2011 BioBlitz.


You can talk to the scientists from 10am–12noon on Saturday 19 February at Central Library and discover all the amazing plants, animals and insects living on the land and in our sea in the Mana region.  Learn about taxonomy (identifying and classifying species) and find out how you and your family can be involved in the BioBlitz – you might even help discover a new species! 

A free and fun opportunity for individuals, families and anyone interested in nautre, the environment, science or just exploring the biodiversity within our region. 

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