Monday, April 24, 2017

Auckland City Libraries May Activites


What's On    May 2017   
 
May is New Zealand Music Month, a 31-day nationwide celebration of homegrown talent and the diversity of our unique musical culture. Plenty of events for kids, teens and adults. Find out what's on at a library near you !
 
 
   Makerfest 2017
14 May - 3 June
 
2017 Tui nominee Claudia Gunn
Saturday 20 May
// Pukekohe
 
Highlights
 
Author talks
 
Nalini Singh
Monday 8 May // Te Matariki Clendon Library
Come and hear New York Times bestselling Kiwi author Nalini Singh at Te Matariki Clendon Library. Find out her trade secrets, ask her about her inspirations and get your book signed.
 
 
 
 
Book clubs
 
The Murder Club  
Fourth Friday of every month // Howick Library
Join us at Howick Library for a book club focused on great crime novels. Do you know your Morse from your Marple? Your Martina Cole from your Michael Connelly?
 
 
 
 
 
Chinese events
 
Tea and topics
 
時間每個月第三個星期二上午 // Glenfield Library
Guest speakers share their knowledge and expertise on topics of community interest. 歡迎參加聆聽並與專家分享和我們生活息息相關的各項主題座談In Mandarin Chinese (some sessions are bilingual). 
 
 
 
 
Community events
 
Wednesday 10 May // Orewa Library
Enjoy a demonstration while local florist Jo Reeve makes a posy, shares tips and tricks of the trade and talks about her love for all things flowers!
 
 
 
 
Crafts
 
Thursday 18 May // New Lynn Library
 Come along and learn the basics of the art of needle felting. All materials provided. Suitable for adults 18+.
  
  
 
Exhibitions
 
Until Friday 30 June // Central City Library 
This photographic exhibition by Sir George Grey Special Collections focuses on the photographers themselves, aiming to give them due recognition.
 
  
 
 
Family history
 
Family History Fridays 
Last Friday of the month // Sir Edmund Hillary Library

Need help with your family tree? Learn more about using online and local resources. Library staff and experienced genealogists available to help at Sir Edmund Hillary Library.
 
 
 
 
First World War
 
Brothers, Diggers and Cobbers 
Until Friday 12 May // Birkenhead Library
Birkenhead men Charles, William and Rowland Couch went away to war and all three brothers returned home safely after serving on battlefields in Europe.
 
 
 
 
Games
 
Last Saturday of the month // Waiheke Library
 Want to play a variety of cool tabletop board games, meet new people and have an overall great time? Come along to Waiheke Library for an afternoon of fun and games.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kids' events
 
 Youth-oke
Thursday 25 May // Mangere East Library
Fun-filled musical afternoon for children and youth to celebrate music month. Have a go at karaoke or bring along your own instrument. Refreshments will be provided.
  
 
 
 
 
Music
 
My Celtic Journey  
Thursday 25 May // Waiuku Library
Accomplished fiddler Harriet Eyres tells of her experiences playing and recording overseas as she entertains us with her musical talent. Come and join us for some fiddlin' good fun!
 
 
 
 
 
Teens
 
 Saturday 20 May // New Lynn Library
 A Makerfest 2017 event just for teenagers. Bring along your favourite ideas, photos, drawings and writing and make a cool zine to take home! 
 
 
 
 
 
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