Let’s Go Lego is coming to Khandallah!

More exciting news in the world of Let’s Go Lego — the programme is finally coming back to Khandallah Library! The first session will be on Friday the 4th of May at 3:30pm, and sessions will continue on the first Friday of every month thereafter. No need to book, and it’s totally free — just turn up on the day and have fun!

Since our last official update, the programme has also expanded to include Johnsonville Library. The full Let’s Go Lego timetable (for the moment!) is laid out below:

Cummings Park (Ngaio) Library — first Thursday of the month, 3:30-4:30pm
Khandallah Library — first Friday of the month, 3:30-4:30pm
Karori Library — first Saturday of the month, 2:30-3:30pm
Mervyn Kemp (Tawa) Library — second Thursday of the month, 3:30-4:30pm
Johnsonville Library — second Friday of the month, 3:30-4:30pm

Let’s build – Let’s explore – Let’s create!

Lego Legends at Khandallah Library

Let’s Go Lego is returning to Khandallah Library after a long absence — we can’t wait to see you there!

For more information, contact Stephen at Karori Library, 476 8413, or email enquiries@wcl.govt.nz

LEGO fun at Tawa and Cummings Park!

Let’s Go LEGO is coming to Tawa! Come along to our first session for the year at 3:30pm on Thursday the 8th of February at Mervyn Kemp (Tawa) Library for a whole bunch of exciting LEGO challenges that will test your creativity and problem-solving skills! Sessions will continue on the second Thursday of each month — each session will encourage you to hone your LEGO design skills and build a masterpiece to be proud of. Suitable for ages 5+.

And don’t forget it’s nearly time for Let’s Go LEGO to start up again at Cummings Park (Ngaio) Library, with a shiny new regular time slot at 3:30pm on the first Thursday of each month! So come along to our first session next Thursday the 1st of February, and make sure you bring your thinking caps. Your first challenge is going to be to create a giant collaborative model — but I won’t tell you any more about it until you get here on the day! We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Let’s Go LEGO dates and times:
Karori Library: First Saturday of each month, 2:30-3:30pm
Cummings Park (Ngaio) Library: First Thursday of each month, 3:30-4:30pm
Mervyn Kemp (Tawa) Library: Second Thursday of each month, 3:30-4:30pm

Lego model image

A wonderful creation from the kids of Let’s Go LEGO at Karori Library!

For more information on Let’s Go LEGO and other library programmes for children, please email enquiries@wcl.govt.nz

Let’s Go LEGO Update

Hi everyone! After a very successful return at Karori Library on Saturday the 6th of January, we’re pleased to announce that Let’s Go LEGO will be continuing at Wellington City Libraries in 2018! Please note that due to a change of day, there will be no Let’s Go LEGO session at Cummings Park Library in January. We look forward to seeing you there on Thursday the 1st of February! Keep these days and times in your diary:

Karori Library: First Saturday of the month at 2:30pm, beginning on January the 6th

Cummings Park Library: First Thursday of the month at 3:30pm, beginning on February the 1st

Keep your eyes peeled for future updates on Let’s Go LEGO — we have a lot planned this year! Happy building 🙂

For more information, contact Stephen at Karori Library, 476 8413, or email enquiries@wcl.govt.nz

(Image “Buried in Lego 2” by Curtis McHale is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.)

Ho Ho Ho! Get your stockings ready… Christmas is coming!

We want to get in the festive season with you at our 12 Storytimes of Christmas.

Catch a sleigh ride into your local library between December 7th and 18th for a special festive family storytime. Come in your pyjamas or favourite Christmas costume for songs, stories and fun for the festive season.

Christmas Storytimes mediumCummings Park Library: 7-Dec, 6pm
Island Bay Library: 10-Dec, 10.30am
Khandallah Library: 10-Dec, 6pm
Wadestown Library: 10-Dec, 6pm
Ruth Gotlieb (Kilbirnie): 10-Dec, 6pm
Newtown Library: 11-Dec, 6pm
Miramar Library: 14-Dec, 6pm
Brooklyn Library: 14-Dec, 6pm
Central Library: 16-Dec, 6pm
Karori Library: 17-Dec, 6pm
Mervyn Kemp (Tawa) Library: 17-Dec, 6pm
Johnsonville Library: 18-Dec, 6pm

These storytimes are free, and perfect for the whole family. No bookings required.

Free school holiday activities -don’t miss these!

Library commemorating ANZAC smallMark the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli beach landings by ANZAC forces in 1915 at your local libraries and community centres during the April school holidays.

You can discover our ANZAC heritage through enjoyable activities that let you experience life as a solider, or what it was like on the homefront during war time. Explore fascinating stories of WW1.

Contact the libraries and community centres below to find out specific activity details. You can find our children’s event listings here.

 

Ruth Gotlieb Library – Kilbirnie: Wednesday 8th April at 2pm

Cummings Park Library – Ngaio: Monday 13th April, at 11am

Johnsonville Library: Monday 13th April at 2pm

Karori Library: Tuesday 14th April at 11am

Wellington Central Library: Wednesday 15th April at 11am

Mervyn Kemp Library and Tawa Community Centre: Thursday 16th April at 11am

Island Bay Community Centre: Friday 17th April at 1pm

 

All activities are free, and bookings are not required. These events are ideal for 7-12 year olds and last for approximately 1hr.

 

Have a go at Te Reo

Kōhunga Kōrero – monthly storytimes in te reo Māori are starting next week! Head along to the library for 30mins of stories, waiata, rhymes and fun, and it’s all in te reo.

It’s all free, lots of fun, and perfect for 2-6 year olds and their whanau.

The first session is at Miramar Library, 2pm, on Tuesday 27th January.

You can find the schedule at our children’s event’s page, also check out the library’s event calendar for specific dates.

 

Find your local Kōhunga Kōrero session:

1st Tuesday of each month at 10.30am
Omāroro (Newtown) Library
13 Constable Street, Newtown

2nd Monday of each month at 10.30am
Korimako ki Ngāio (Cummings Park) Library
1a Ottawa Road, Ngaio

3rd Tuesday of each month at 2pm
Waitohi (Johnsonville) Library
5 Broderick Road, Johnsonville

4th Tuesday of each month at 2pm
Motukairangi (Miramar) Library
68 Miramar Avenue, Miramar

 

 

The 12 storytimes of Christmas

Christmas storytimesHo! Ho! Ho! Celebrate the start of the festive season with us at our 12 Storytimes of Christmas.

Get into the Christmas spirit with free evening family storytimes at all Wellington City Libraries. Head along in your favourite Christmas costume or pyjamas and have fun with stories, carols and activities for the holiday season.

 

When and Where:

Brooklyn Library: Monday 8th Dec, 6.30pm

Miramar Library: Monday 8th Dec, 6.30pm

Cummings Park (Ngaio) Library: Monday 8th Dec, 6.30pm

Central Library: Wednesday 10th Dec, 6.30pm

Wadestown Library: Thursday 11th Dec, 6.30pm

Ruth Gotlieb (Kilbirnie) Library: Thursday 11th Dec, 6.30pm

Island Bay Library: Thursday 11th Dec, 10.30am

Karori Library: Thursday 11th Dec, 6.30pm

Newtown Library: Friday 12th Dec, 6.30pm

Mervyn Kemp (Tawa) Library: Thursday 18th Dec, 6.30pm

Khandallah Library: Thursday 18th Dec, 6.30pm

Johnsonville Library: Friday 19th Dec, 6.30pm

 

Mad Science at Cummings Park Library… with Princess Bubblegum!

Everyone had a blast at the Cummings Park Library Mad Science school holiday programme.  The two Princess Bubblegums (aka Alisha and Max) added a new experiment into the mix and we made a blue and red volcano.  The Cummings Park kids also managed to balance 41 books on our paper cylinder!  Next up for Mad Science is Khandallah Library – we’ll see if we can make it to 50 books there!

October School Holidays — Mad Science Mysteries!

98730-Libary Mad Science Mysteries 150 x 113Free school holiday activities: get mad about science during the October School Holidays!

Grab your test tubes, clipboards and lab coats and get ready for mad science mysteries these school holidays! Hands on science experiments and stories that are perfect for 7-12 year olds. These fun events are free, bookings not required.

 

When and where:

Ruth Gotlieb (Kilbirnie) Library: Tuesday 30 September 11am – 12pm

Central Library: Wednesday 1 October 11am – 12pm

Karori Library: Thursday 2 October 2pm – 3pm

Miramar Library: Thursday 2 October 2pm – 3pm

Mervyn Kemp (Tawa) Library: Wednesday 8 October 11am – 12pm

Cummings Park (Ngaio) Library: Thursday 9 October 11am – 12pm

Khandallah Library: Friday 10 October 11am – 12pm

 

Contact your local library for more information.

The School Holidays are here!

Check out these great ideas for FREE things to do at your local Wellington City Library…

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Paint like Michelangelo!

Have a go at painting like a renaissance artist during the holidays. Don’t forget to wear your old clothes. (Free and perfect for 7-12 year olds)

Central Library: Wednesday 9th July, 11am – 12noon

Island Bay Community Centre: Tuesday 15th July, 10.30am – 11.30am

Karori Library: Wednesday 16th July, 11am – 12noon

Miramar Library: Thursday 17th July, 11am – 12noon

Johnsonville Library: Thursday 17th July, 11am – 12noon

 

 

IMG_7347Books Go Arty, with Kyle Mewburn

Check out the amazing sculptures on show at the Central Library during the school holidays. Each sculpture is based on a book by Kyle Mewburn and created by a primary or intermediate school class from a Wellington City School. Take part in the scavenger hunt, and gran an entry form for the Crafty Kyle Competition. More info here. (Exhibition is free and open to view at the Central Library during opening hours).

Central Library: All day, every day

 

 

 

Gamesfest Evenings at Central Library

Every Wednesday evening at the Central Library there will be a variety of games set up at the central Library for everyone and anyone to play. To grab some family and friends and come along for some warm wintery indoor fun. Aim for a Scrabble high score, or show your hand in your favourite card game! (Free, all ages, games available 5.30pm – 7.30pm)

Central Library: Every Wednesday 5.30 – 7.30pm

 

 

Mini Wormfarms at Karori Library

You’re invited to join in this fun session on worms and all the good work they do for us and our planet. Together we’ll take a closeup look at how worms can turn our food scraps into useful compost, and learn how to build our very own mini-worm farm. So come along and get friendly with worms!

Registration required: Please phone Karori Library or inquire at the front desk.

Cost: Free. Koha to the Trust is appreciated.

Karori Library: Thursday 17th July 6.30 – 7.30pm

 

 

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Pakiwaitara, rotarota, waiata hoki i te reo Māori mō ngā kōhungahunga.

Get your superhero hooked on stories! Storytimes in te reo Māori

Cummings Park (Ngaio) Library: Monday 14th July, 10.30am

Johnsonville Library: Tuesday 15th July, 2pm

 

 

 

Preschool Storytime and Baby Rock & Rhyme

These popular programmes for under 5s will continue to run during the school holidays. Check out the event calendar or ask at your local library for dates at times.

 

Check out the Library event calendar, or Kids’ What’s On web page for more information.