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First Birthday Celebrations

Te Kete Aronui Rototuna Library is turning one! Come along each day of the week from 21 July for some fun activities to celebrate our first year.

There will be card and birthday hat making, scavenger hunts, guess the candies in the jar and more!

First birthday activity times

Winter Reading Programme Ends Soon!

This winter, we have an exciting reading programme for all age groups! If you're between 5-12 years old, ask your parent to sign you up at one of our libraries. For teens and adults, we have winter reading challenges online via Beanstack.

Sunday 21 July is the last day for our Winter Reading Programmes, so be sure to get your reading logged to be in the spot prize draws!

See info on WRP for the whaanau

Ngaa Papa Keemu - Board Game Collection

Discover hours of fun and enjoyment with our new collection of board games for grown-ups!

More about the Board Games Collection

Highlights

Chill Chat

Chill & Chat: Books Galore

Twice a month, starting Thursday 6 June

Glenview Library

Hey there book lovers! Ready to dive into some awesome reads? Swing by our Chill & Chat: Books Galore sessions to get your literary fix covered.

Chill & Chat dates and times
French Storytime

French Storytime

Saturday 27 July

Te Kete Aronui

Join us for Histoires et Chansons (stories and songs), a bilingual storytime session for children aged 5 and under and their caregivers. This storytime features stories, songs, and rhymes in both English and Français.

French Storytime information
TKA Book Club

Te Kete Aronui Book Club

Friday 2 August

Te Kete Aronui - Rototuna Library

Let’s sit down to chat about books and authors, writer’s festivals, the latest podcasts, YouTube reviews, rising BookToks and everything in between.

More information on the book club
Cyber Safety

Cyber Awareness, Coding and AI for Kids

Sunday 11 August

Sunday 8 September

Te Kete Aronui

Join us for a series of engaging workshops tailored to teach children from 8 years old strategies for staying safe while gaming and chatting online.

Register for kids' workshop
FlaxFlower

Basic Raranga Workshop

Fourth Thursday of the month

Glenview Library

In collaboration with Neighbours Aotearoa, learn about harakeke and how to weave simple items while following tikanga. All ages welcome!

Raranga Workshop dates and times
Paper Flowers

Come Craft With Us

Every Tuesday (during Term 3)

Glenview Library

Glenview Library presents a new craft event for adults! This term we’ll be making paper flowers. Come along to create a bouquet!

Come Craft With Us dates and times
Death Cafe

Death Cafe

Sunday 4 August

Sunday 8 September

Te Kete Aronui

Death Cafe is a safe place for people to discuss topics around death, dying, life and afterlife with no agenda but open inquiry. This is an international initiative to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives.

Register for Death Cafe
Cyber Safety

Digital Literature and Online Safety for Parents and Caregivers

Saturday 10 August

Saturday 7 September

Te Kete Aronui

Join us for a series of engaging workshops tailored to parents and caregivers, and empower yourself to create a secure digital environment for your whaanau.

Register for parents' workshop
Genealogical chart with hand pointing

Genealogy Research Day

Saturday 24 August

Central Library

Are you interested in Family History Research? Join us for a morning of research using our extensive Family History Resources. Members from the New Zealand Society of Genealogists Hamilton Branch will be available for research guidance. No registration required.

Genealogy Research Day programme
Book Battle

Waikato Book Battle

Friday 30 August

Central Library

Multiple school teams from across the Waikato will gather to compete for the hotly contested title of 2024 Waikato Book Battle Champions.