Upcoming Recreational Events at all Libraries
Regular Recreational Events
Meet the makers and fill your kete with art; while supporting Maaori and local artists from around Waikato!
Do you want to command your own army to victory, become a Grandmaster, or just have some fun? Well Tyro Chess is the place for you to do it!
Suitable for adults, teens, and children aged 8+.
There are a variety of groups which meet regularly at our libraries to discuss what they are reading. See our Literature Events page for more information on each of these groups.
A night for board game fans to come together and play!
Many board games are available but feel free to bring one if you’d like. Adults and teens welcome.
LEGO Club encourages children to learn while having fun! Creativity, problem solving, and teamwork are some of the skills that "playing" with LEGO can teach children.
Join us for an evening of creativity and camaraderie at Make and Mend, hosted by Waikato TimeBank. Gather your handcrafts, knitting needles, sewing kits, or projects that need attention. Whether you’re an experienced crafter or a novice exploring your creative side, come join us on the last Thursday of each month and enjoy making and mending with like-minded individuals.
Suitable for adults, teens, and older children.
Free origami workshop with a different theme each month! All welcome, no registration required.
Suitable for all ages.
Practice your speaking and communication skills in a fun, welcoming and friendly environment. Suitable for both fluent and new English speakers - all levels of ability are welcome.
Suitable for adults.
Seasonal Recreational Events
School Holiday Programmes
Each school holidays during the year we have activity-based programmes with different themes open to all school aged kids. Sometimes, a number of prizes can be won at the end of each activity. The kids get to take their crafty creations and drawings home. All our events are usually free, but registration may be required for more popular programmes. We also have programmes where you can simply come along on the day to join in.
Occasional Recreational Events
Harry Potter in the Library
Each year we invite Harry Potter fans aged 8-13 along to the library for a fun-filled day of wizarding events. Test your knowledge and earn points for your house! In 2021, due to demand, we invited grown-up Harry Potter fans to compete in teams for the "Try-Wizard Cup"!