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Kit Collection

Think of all the things you could do if you only had a telescope, Go Pro or a sewing machine. The Kit Collection is all about taking the time to learn something new or to dust off an existing skill or maybe even gain a new hobby.

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Lockdown Stories

Share your stories from lockdown for our community archives!

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Library merchandise

Library bags, mugs and magnets - we have a range of exclusive merchandise you will only find at your local library.

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Event highlights

Licence to Chill

Licence to Chill

Monday 6 July - Friday 31 July

All libraries

Children's events

Keep the kids reading these school holidays with our free Winter Reading Programme.

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Chill Out Challenge

Chill Out Challenge

Monday 6 July - Friday 31 July

All Libraries

Special events

Over the month of July, Raise Up Crew have a reading and photo challenge for teens to complete, with a Fujifilm Instax Mini up for grabs!

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Winter Word Search

Winter Word Search

Monday 6 July - Friday 31 July

All libraries

Special events

Complete tasks from our Adult Winter reading Programme Word Search, and go in the draw to win a Fujifilm Instax 9 Limited Edition Gift Pack.

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Matariki

Matariki at the library

Monday 13 July - Friday 17 July

Central Library

Special events

Nau mai haere mai ki te Koopuu Maania o Kirikiriroa.
Celebrate Matariki at the library with a week of Matariki themed activities.

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Genealogy Seminar

Genealogy seminar: Vital Records

Thursday 16 July

Central Library

Heritage events

Join Family History Librarian Shelley North for a session on the records available to help locate birth, death and marriage records. 

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the lab curious mids

Build a model city of the future 2040

Thursday 23 July - Thursday 24 September

Central Library

Children's events

Come build a city! You get to decide what the city looks like and how we live in it. This will include simple circuitry, coding, and other STEM activities. Are you up for the challenge?

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Sensory Storytime Magic

Sensory Storytime

Sunday 19 July

Central Library

Children's events

Join us for a very special storytime where we go on a multisensory journey together! Play with slime, have a go with our sensory toys and explore your imagination and senses with an engaging magic story.

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LAB Logo

The LAB

Term 3 begins Wednesday 22 July

Central Library

Children's events

The LAB – Libraries mobile makerspace programme is an interactive programme for young people which engages them in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths) and engenders a passion for learning.

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Mindstorm

LEGO Mindstorm robot workshop term three

Tuesday 21 July - Tuesday 22 September

Central Library

Auaha events

Learn how to build and code a LEGO Mindstorm robot over 10 sessions in Auaha

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Wriggle Rhyme session

Wriggle & Rhyme

Term 3 starts Tuesday 21 July

All libraries

Preschooler events

Wriggle & Rhyme classes combine singing, movement and rhythm, in a way that will delight and stimulate your child.

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Storytime session

Storytime

Term 3 starts Wednesday 22 July

All libraries

Preschooler events

Storytime is a fun-filled preschool programme tailored specifically for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.

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Teen Book Club

Teen Book Club

Thursday 30 July

Central Library

Children's events

Got an appetite for books? And pizza? Come along to our Teen Book Club and check out what's new in our Young Adult Collection.

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Rocket on Saturday

Rocket Storytime

Saturday 1 August

Chartwell Library

Children's events

Join us at this free event for 6-12 year olds, with coffee and hot chocolate. This session will include author Amy Harrop reading her book 'There's a Hedgehog in my pants', interactive fun and LEGO!

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Blokes book club

Blokes Book Club

Thursday 13 August

Central Library

Special events

There’s a new book club in town! Share your thoughts with like-minded blokes on what you’ve been reading and hear about what others are enjoying.

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