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Join us during May for musical performances at our libraries!

Did you know our CD collection is now free to borrow? Check out some of our New Zealand artists this month!


Thumbs Up

Thumbs Up Performance

Special performance from Thumbs Up members.

Music is one of the most popular activities at Thumbs Up and through music members interact socially and build friendships with others.

Thumbs Up Trust enables adults with intellectual disabilities to actively engage in the full life of their community through participation, contribution, and meaningful and respectful relationships with others.

Petone Library Wednesday 2 May, 10am
War Memorial Library Wednesday 16 May, 10:30am


Violin Performance

Join us for a performance by passionate violinist Catherine (age 8).

Catherine discovered her passion for violin at the age of 2, after meeting a brilliant violinist at a friend's birthday party and began lobbying her parents for lessons. For her third birthday, they relented, and she began her musical journey with a lovely teacher of the Suzuki method.

Naenae Library Tuesday 8 May, 4pm
Eastbourne Library Tuesday 15 May, 4pm


Musical Preschool Storytime

Join Gallery Music violin teacher Ahna Jensen for a musical Preschool Storytime!

Moera Library Wednesday 9 May, 11am






Team Naenae Ukulele Group

Listen to the Team Naenae Ukulele Group throughout the month.

Naenae Library Thursdays in May, 1pm-3pm






Flute Performance

Join Gallery Music teacher Judith Exley and her flute choir.

Wainuiomata Library Saturday 19 May, 3pm






TiHei Rangatahi Performance

Head to the library to see the TiHei Rangatahi youth group perform!

Wainuiomata Friday 25 May, 4pm

Please note this event was originally to be held on Thursday 24 May.




Muritai School Guitarists

Enjoy the sounds of the Muritai School Guitarists at the library.

Eastbourne Library Friday 25 May, 4pm






Good Vibrations Workshop

Explore your voice at our Good Vibrations workshop with singing teacher Charles Humphreys! From karaoke to coloratura, from jazz to opera, your voice can do it all – if you treat it correctly. This workshop is for ages 16+.

Bio: Charles Humphreys started voice training at 16, he can sing everything from James Brown soul to opera, and is a voice over artist. He has been teaching people to sing or speak properly and healthily for 15 years and loves seeing people’s confidence grow!

War Memorial Library Friday 25 May, 6pm





Arohanui Strings Performance

Hear the wonderful music performed by the children of Arohanui Strings.

Arohanui Strings is a Sistema-based music education initiative based in Lower Hutt. Their aim is to inspire children and youth to achieve their full potential, acquire values that favour their growth, and have a positive impact on both their lives and society. They use the pursuit of musical excellence and ensemble performance to bring about positive change in the lives of Hutt Valley children.

Taita Library Friday 25 May, Monday 28 May, Wednesday 30 May, all 4pm
Stokes Valley Library Monday 28 May, 4pm


NZ Music Month Storytime

Shake, rattle, and roll – join us for a music-themed Preschool Storytime to wrap New Zealand Music Month. For ages 2-5.

Naenae Library Wednesday 30 May, 10:30am