Thursday, February 02, 2017

Auckland Libraries - February Happenings

What's On  February 2017
Join us at Auckland Libraries between 28 January – 11 February 2017 for Lunar New Year, the most important of the traditional Asian holidays, and the beginning of the Year of the Rooster! 
Lunar New Year is celebrated in China, Korea and Southeast Asia, and is a festival of peace and renewal. 
10 - 26 February
 Saturday 11 February
Tuesdays between 7 February - 14 March
Tuesday 21 February
Author talks
Wednesday 8 February // Central City Library
Join Dr Hirini Kaa (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahhungunu, Rongowhakaata) from the University of Auckland for a session on Māori prophets and prophetic movements that have helped to shape New Zealand as we know it today.
Classes & workshops
Various dates // Various libraries
Are you a resident migrant settled in NZ struggling to find work?
Or are you an international student with a work visa looking to get into work? Register at one of the workshops held at Auckland Libraries to get personal and group job coaching with Work Connect. 
Saturday 28 January - Saturday 11 February // Birkenhead Library
Chinese New Year pictures, which are called Nianhua (年画) in Mandarin, are an important form of folk art that has been very popular in China for many years. For this display, we have reproduced an exhibition from the National Library of New Zealand.
Family history
Fortnightly on Wednesdays // Central City Library 
This month's talks include:
·         Exodus to the Southern Seas with Michelle Patient
Wednesday 8 February

Join us at our first Lunchtime Lecture for 2017 to hear researcher Michelle Patient discuss various waves of migration to New Zealand, particularly from Britain, and touch on the who, what, when, where and why they came.
·         DragonRecording Family History for People of Chinese Origin with Annie Chui
Wednesday 22 February

First World War
Sunday 12 February // Waiheke Library
Do you have precious memories from family members who served with the New Zealand armed forces?
Claire Lanyon, Programme Manager at the World War One Centenary at Auckland Museum will give a talk at the Library on how to utilise Online Cenotaph for whakapapa research, how to contribute your own knowledge, and she’ll share stories about interesting and surprising contributions. 
First Friday of the month // Remuera Library
For ukulele beginners who can play C, F, G7 chords!
Practise easy songs, sing-along, meet people and have fun!
Auckland Libraries events calendar.
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