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Journey to the library and explore your wildest imagination these school holidays!

Events are aimed at school-aged tamariki and their whānau unless otherwise specified.

September

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Saturday 28 September

11am, Naenae Library
Have a go with our awesome selection of tabletop games, or bring your own! Ages 10+.

2pm, Taita Library
Bricks & Pieces - Get creative and make amazing LEGO® builds at the Library!

Sunday 29 September

2pm, Petone Library
2pm-4pm, Wainuiomata Community Hub
Bricks & Pieces - Get creative and make amazing LEGO® builds at the Library!

Monday 30 September

11am-12pm, Wainuiomata Community Hub
K’Nex Masters - Make amazing K’nex creations! Ages 6-12.

11am-1pm, Wainuiomata Community Hub
Messy play for small hands and big imaginations! Parental supervision is required. Ages 3-5.

1pm-3pm, Koraunui Community Hub
Can you imagine what a bird sees when it’s flying overhead? What does your imaginary world look like? And who lives there?! Let’s make some art that brings your dream world to life. Sign up at the Hub. Ages 8+

1pm-3pm, Wainuiomata Community Hub
Knit One, Purl One: Knitting for Beginners - Learning how to knit is lots of fun! Join Annie who will guide you through the basics. All materials provided. Ages 7+.

Tuesday 1 October

10am-12pm, Wainuiomata Community Hub
The Magic of Science - Explore the wonders and mysteries of the world we live in. Investigate “fireworks” in a test tube and the changing colour of a candle flame. Ages 7+

10:30am, Eastbourne Library
Imagine your garden, watch it grow! Create your own wildflower paper mache seed shape to plant at home! Ages 5+

10:30am, Wainuiomata Community Hub
11am, Walter Nash Centre
Chill out with a half-hour of stories in the Library. All Ages.

11am, Naenae Library
Imagine you could design your very own pet! Draw, cut, and glue your own fantastic imaginary pet to take home.

1pm-3pm, Koraunui Community Hub
Can you imagine what a bird sees when it's flying overhead? What does your imaginary world look like? And who lives there?! Let’s make some art that brings your dream world to life. Spaces limited. Sign up at the Hub. Ages 8+

1pm-3pm, Wainuiomata Community Hub
Paper Puppet Theatre - Colour in, cut out and create your very own paper puppet and then give it a test run in the puppet theatre! All materials provided. Ages 5+

2pm, Walter Nash Centre
Box City - Build your ideal city out of boxes!

2:30pm-4:30pm, Petone Library
Common Room: Warhammer - Learn how to assemble and paint a Warhammer model during the school holidays in October. You'll end up with a completed model to keep and use in tabletop and role-playing games! For youth in intermediate and high school.

6pm, War Memorial Library
Twilight Tales - Pyjamas are welcome at this storytime for tamariki and their whānau!

Wednesday 2 October

10am-12pm, Wainuiomata Community Hub
Papercraft LED Cards and Posters - Add some bling to your cards and posters with some LED lights! Make them stand out from the crowd. Ages 8+

10:30am, Naenae Library
11am, Moera Library
2pm, Eastbourne Library
Chill out with a half-hour of stories in the Library. All Ages.

10:30am, War Memorial Library
Astral Trajection - Journey across the celestial sky into your wildest imagination!

11am, Moera Library
Your littlest tamariki can try very basic coding with our Bee-Bots at this special storytime!

1pm-3pm, Koraunui Community Hub
Social Sports - Come along and play a game at the Hub

1pm-4pm, Wainuiomata Community Hub
Fun with Hydraulics - Control our hydraulic arm and build your own simple device. Limited spaces. Ages 10+

2pm-3:30pm, Petone Library
We’re getting medieval! Help us create a castle and design your own family coat of arms or emblem.

Thursday 3 OCtober

10:30am, Petone Library
11am, Koraunui Community Hub
Chill out with a half-hour of stories in the Library. All Ages

11am-12pm, Wainuiomata Community Hub
Imaginative Meditation - Rest and relax with your Tamariki on a guided tour through your imagination. Ages 5+

1pm-2pm, Wainuiomata Community Hub
Tech for Girls - Get hands on experience with an introduction to graphical programming, electronics, and robotics. Learn to write simple algorithms to carry out tasks and be on your way to hacking the future. Limited spaces. Ages 9+

1pm-3pm, Koraunui Community Hub
Learn to bake banana bread with Anna Orallo. Spaces limited. Please sign up at the Hub. Ages 7+.

2pm, Naenae Library
Imagine, design, and build a game from Lego!

2pm, Walter Nash Centre
Puppet Extravaganza - Build your own puppet and have a go in our amazing puppet theatre.

2pm-3pm, Wainuiomata Community Hub
Monster Mix - Choose your answers to a creepy story and make a moster mask for a glow in the dark spectacular! Ages 5+

3:45pm-5pm, Eastbourne Library
Have a go with our awesome selection of tabletop games, or bring your own! Ages 10+.

Friday 4 October

10am-12pm, Wainuiomata Community Hub
Messy play for small hands and big imaginations! Parental supervision is required. Ages 3-5

10:30am, War Memorial Library
Chill out with a half-hour of stories in the Library then grab some books to take home! All Ages

1pm-2pm, Wainuiomata Community Hub
Tech for Girls - Get hands on experience with an introduction to graphical programming, electronics, and robotics. Learn how to write simple algorithms to carry out tasks and be on your way to hacking the future. Limited spaces. Ages 9+

1pm-3pm, Koraunui Community Hub
Imagine you’re a Comic Book Hero - Who would you be? What powers would you have? Spaces limited. Please sign up at the Hub. Ages 8+

2pm, Walter Nash Centre
Computers will be off while we challenge you to our ‘minute to win it’ style activities.

2pm-3pm, Wainuiomata Community Hub
Cartoon Creator - Have you ever wanted to make your own cartoon? Use cut-out comics and speech bubbles to create your own stories and jokes, or draw your own! Ages 5+

2pm-4pm, War Memorial Library
Common Room: Warhammer - Learn how to assemble and paint a Warhammer model during the school holidays in October. You'll end up with a completed model to keep and use in tabletop and role-playing games! For youth in intermediate and high school.

3pm-4pm, Koraunui Community Hub
Chess Club - Test your skills and see if you can grab the position of chess master. Ages 5+

3:30pm, Koraunui Community Hub
3:45pm, Naenae Library
Bricks & Pieces - Get creative and make amazing LEGO® builds at the Library!

4:30pm-6:30pm, Koraunui Community Hub
Family Flicks - join us for a family movie!

6pm, Naenae Library
Everything is awesome! Come along for our Whānau Movie Night.

Saturday 5 October

10:30am-12pm, Wainuiomata Community Hub
Build a Bag - Design, decorate and take home your very own library bag! All materials provided. Ages 5+

11am, Naenae Library
Have a go with our awesome selection of tabletop games, or bring your own! Ages 10+.

11am-12pm, Naenae Library
Fun Palaces/Whare Tapere - Bring your friends and whānau and add your piece to our homemade 3D snakes and ladders game. How big can we make it?

1pm-4pm, Walter Nash Centre
Escape Room - Can you escape our dastardly escape room? Register your team of up to 6 people by phoning 04 560 1094 or talk to staff at Taita Library. Make sure to specify which half hour slot you would like (1pm, 1.30pm, 2pm, 2.30pm, 3pm, 3.30pm).

2pm-4pm, Wainuiomata Community Hub
Challenge yourself and your friends in a variety of Xbox games! Ages 13+

Sunday 6 October

1pm, Wainuiomata Community Hub
Watch a family friendly movie together! Popcorn is provided.

2pm-4pm, Wainuiomata Community Hub
Bricks & Pieces - Get creative and make amazing LEGO® builds at the Library!

Monday 7 October

11am-12pm, Wainuiomata Community Hub
K’Nex Masters - Make amazing K’nex creations! Ages 6-12

1pm-3pm, Koraunui Community Hub
Bring your comic book hero to life - Design its outfit (and special tools!) Then make a model of your comic book hero. Spaces limited. Please sign up at the Hub. Ages 8+

1pm-3pm, Wainuiomata Community Hub
Knit One, Purl One: Knitting for Beginners - Learning how to knit is lots of fun! Join Annie who will guide you through the basics. All materials provided. Ages 7+

3pm, Moera Library
Bricks & Pieces - Get creative and make amazing LEGO® builds at the Library!

Tuesday 8 October

10am-12pm, Wainuiomata Community Hub
The Magic of Science - Explore the wonders and mysteries of the world we live in. Investigate small things! Use digital microscopes to look into the world of the small. Explore insects, your skin up close and other objects from a different view point. Ages 7+

10:30am, Eastbourne Library
Meet local Eastbourne author Anne Manchester and hear some delightful tales of Andrew the pampered Pekinese. Followed with a fabulous craft designed by illustrator Fifi Colston! Ages 5+

10:30am, Wainuiomata Library
11am, Walter Nash Centre
Chill out with a half-hour of stories in the Library. All Ages.

11am, Naenae Library
Unicorn Storytime - Enjoy unicorn stories then make a colourful paper unicorn!

1pm-3pm, Koraunui Community Hub
Help us celebrate Fijian Language week with awesome crafts.

1pm-3pm, Wainuiomata Community Hub
Shadow Puppet workshop - Create and cast creepy shadow puppets to make a spooky story! Ages 5+

2pm, Walter Nash Centre
Cheeky Chalking - Create a beautiful chalk mural outside Taita Library (if fine) or inside (if wet).

2:30pm, War Memorial Library
Imagination Creations - Come in and create something in our Imaginarium.

2:30pm-4:30pm, Petone Library
Common Room: Warhammer - Learn how to assemble and paint a Warhammer model during the school holidays in October. You'll end up with a completed model to keep and use in tabletop and role-playing games! For youth in intermediate and high school.

6pm, War Memorial Library
Twilight Tales - Pyjamas are welcome at this storytime for tamariki and their whānau!

Wednesday 9 October

10am-11am, Wainuiomata Community Hub
Minute to win It - Fun and easy one minute challenges. Challenge your mates or the clock!

10:30am, Naenae Library
11am, Moera Library
2pm, Eastbourne Library
Chill out with a half-hour of stories in the Library then grab some books to take home! All Ages.

1pm-3pm, Koraunui Community Hub
Social Sports - Play games at the Hub!

1pm-4pm, Wainuiomata Community Hub
Fun with Hydraulics - Control our hydraulic arm and build your own simple device. Limited spaces. Ages 10+

3pm, Moera Library
Discover Ozobots! A creative hands-on introduction to Ozobots. Spaces limited. Email LibrariesEvents@huttcity.govt.nz to book in. Ages 8-12.

Thursday 10 October

10:30am, Petone Library
11am, Koraunui Community Hub
Chill out with a half-hour of stories in the Library then grab some books to take home! All Ages.

11am-12pm, Wainuiomata Community Hub
Imaginative Meditation - Rest and relax with your Tamariki on a guided tour through your imagination! Ages 5+

1pm-2pm, Wainuiomata Community Hub Tech for Kids - Get hands on experience with an introduction to graphical programming, electronics and robotics. Learn to write simple algorithms to carry out tasks and be on your way to hacking the future. Limited spaces. Ages 9+

1pm-3pm, Koraunui Community Hub
Imagination Station - Can you beat our technology challenges? Spaces limited. Please sign up at the Hub. Ages 8+

2pm, Naenae Library
Sweet Imagination - Have you ever wished you were Willy Wonka? Imagine, design, and draw your own scrumptious creation to add to our mouth-watering Roald Dahl display.

2pm, Walter Nash Centre
Creative Costumes - Make your very own costume!

2pm-3pm, Wainuiomata Community Hub
Bubble Builders - Can you make square bubbles? Let’s find out! Join in a bubble-in-bubble competition, try some surface tension experiments, and possibly see a monster bubble floating in Wainui! Ages 5+

3:30pm, Walter Nash Centre
3:45pm, Eastbourne Library
Bricks & Pieces - Get creative and make amazing LEGO® builds at the Library!

Friday 11 October

10:30am, War Memorial Library
Chill out with a half-hour of stories in the Library then grab some books to take home! All Ages

11am-12pm, Wainuiomata Community Hub
Gutterboard Challenge - Avoid board-om by challenging your friends to a game of gutter board! Ages 10+

1pm, Wainuiomata Community Hub
Tech for Kids - Get hands on experience with an introduction to graphical programming, electronics, and robotics. Learn to write simple algorithms to carry out tasks and be on your way to hacking the future. Limited spaces. Ages 9+

1pm-3pm, Koraunui Community Hub
Be inspired and meet comic book author and illustrator Dylan Horrocks!

2pm, Walter Nash Centre
Computers will be off while we challenge you to our ‘minute to win it’ style activities.

2pm-4pm, Wainuiomata Community Hub
Build a Bag - Design, decorate and take home your very own library bag! Ages 5+

2pm-4pm, War Memorial Library
Common Room: Warhammer - Learn how to assemble and paint a Warhammer model during the school holidays in October. You'll end up with a completed model to keep and use in tabletop and role-playing games! For youth in intermediate and high school.

3pm-4pm, Koraunui Community Hub
Chess Club - Test your skills and see if you can grab the position of chess master. Ages 5+

3:30pm-4:30pm, Koraunui Community Hub
3:45pm, Naenae Library
Bricks & Pieces - Get creative and make amazing LEGO® builds at the Library!

Saturday 12 October

11am, Naenae Library
Bricks & Pieces - Get creative and make amazing LEGO® builds at the Library!

11am, Naenae Library
Have a go with our awesome selection of tabletop games, or bring your own! Ages 10+.

2pm, Walter Nash Centre
Zany Zoo - Create your own animal and design it somewhere to live.

2pm-4pm, Wainuiomata Community Hub
Challenge yourself and your friends in a variety of Xbox games! Ages 13+

Sunday 13 October

1pm, Wainuiomata Community Hub
Watch a family friendly movie together!

2pm-4pm, Wainuiomata Community Hub
Bricks & Pieces - Get creative and make amazing LEGO® builds at the Library!