Monday, March 27, 2017

Auckalnd Libraries - What's on in April


What's On  April 2017
 
Romance novels feature in HeritageTalks at the Central City Library on 19 April. Libraries around Auckland are hosting family history events and April is the month to remember the First World War.
 
 
Saturday 8 April
Tuesday 4 April
 
Let's build, create and explore at these school holidays. Activities for kids and teens
 
Highlights
 
Book clubs
 
Thursday 6 April // Freida Margolis, 440 Richmond Rd, Grey Lynn
Meet new people and make new friends while enjoying some of the best local bars in Auckland's central suburbs!
  
 
 
 
  
 
Chinese events
 
1st and 3rd Thursday of the month // St Heliers Library
Join us for a chat and to meet new people! At our St Heliers Chinese Friendship Group we share life experiences, skills and hobbies, favourite reads and find out what is new in the library’s Chinese Language Collection.
欢迎参加St Heliers 图书馆 举办的华人友好俱乐部。您将在这里结识朋友,交流分享读书心得,生活经验与技能爱好,以及了解图书馆最新中文图书和近期活动等。
 
 
 
 
Classes & workshops
 
Maori Land Trustee Training
Tuesday 11 April // Central City Library
Free Maori Land Trustee Training workshops will be provided by Toni Welsh, education officer of the Maori Land Court. Whakapapa sessions by Auckland Libraries included. RSVP is essential.
 
 
 
 
Community
 
Grey Power drop-in clinic
Every Monday // Orewa Library
Popped into to see the people from Grey Power yet? They are at Orewa Library every Monday morning, offering advice. Anyone 50 and up can access the benefits, discounts and support.
 
 
 
 
Crafts
 
Ranui paper upcycling workshop
Thursday 6 April // Ranui Library
Take the kids along to this session, part of Eco-West. The focus is on making and creating with paper clay, with all materials provided and it's free! (Adult event 31 March).
 
 
 
 
Exhibitions
 
Online Exhibition
Many of the contemporary newspaper accounts of Gallipoli included photographs and other images that brought the experiences of soldiers into the homes and minds of the population. View the online exhibition to see a selection of images from the newspapers of the day.
 
 
 
 
Family history

La Basse Ville 1917: New Zealand Voices from Flanders Fields 
Wednesday 12 April // Central City Library // Takapuna Library
Retired Belgian judge Dominique Cooreman unearthed an almost forgotten battle in a 12-year quest to bring understanding and closure to the families of the more than 1000 Kiwi men killed in a small hamlet called La Basse-Ville in 1917. The talk is part of the Central City Library's Heritage Talks series.
 
  
 
Kids' events
 
Saturday 9 April // Central City Library
Join us for a chilled out afternoon workshop transforming old pairs of socks into amazing super sloth sock monkeys! BYO socks! RSVP recommended. 
 
 
 
 
Teens
 
Beginner electronics 
Saturday 1 April & Saturday 8 April // Glen Eden Library

Learn the fundamentals of electronics by creating exciting circuit board projects. This free course will be run by a qualified electronics engineer with a focus on blending education with fun. Ages 8 - 18. 
 
 
 
 
 
Auckland Libraries events calendar.
Auckland Libraries locations and hours.
 
Auckland Libraries
Private Bag 92300
Auckland 1142
(09) 301 0101

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