LIBRARY EVENTS




 

 

 


 

Coming Up

January 2018    

Temporary Library Closure

Rotorua Library will be closed from Saturday 27 January to Friday 2 February 2018 while we move to our newly refurbished building, Te Aka Mauri Library & Children's Health Hub, at 1127 Haupapa Street. The Toy Library will be unavailable from Saturday 27 January to Friday 2 February 2018.

Make sure you stock up on books, toys and DVDs before we close.

Due dates will be extended to 3 February 2018 for any items due on days we close (except for New Release items). All items (except toys) can still be returned while we are closed. The Haupapa Street returns slot will be open from 3 February and the Pukuatua Street returns slot will remain open until 3 February. Online services (via our website) will still be available including my account features. We apologise for the inconvenience and can't wait to see you at Te Aka Mauri at Open Day on Saturday 3 February from 10am-4pm.

 

February

Te Aka Mauri Open Day

Date: Saturday 3 February, 10am-4pm

Venue: Te Aka Mauri Rotorua Library and Children's Health Hub, 1127 Haupapa St

Join us at the Te Aka Mauri Open Day on Saturday 3 February 2018. Free entertainment and activities for all ages including performances, storytellers, fairy corner, face painting and lots of great prizes.  Explore the new facilities and enjoy the fun range of events and activities.  All are welcome.

Take the bus! All City Ride routes are free on our Open Day (excluding Route 15 - Murupara).

We can't wait to share Te Aka Mauri with you. Nau mai. Haere mai.

More information
 

 

Ancestry.com - Introductory Workshop

Date: Wednesday 7 February, 10-11am

Venue: Heritage & Research Space, 2nd Floor, Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, 1127 Haupapa St

Booking: Booking required. Book online or contact Rotorua Library.

Cost: $5 per person. Payment can be made at the library.

Ancestry.com is an online genealogy resource available at Rotorua Library that puts billions of records at your fingertips. Learn the basics of Ancestry.com with guidance from the Rotorua Library Heritage & Research specialists.
 

 

Under Fives Programmes Launch

Date: Wednesday 7 February, 10.30am

Venue: Children's Area, Ground Floor, Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, 1127 Haupapa St

Booking: No booking required.

Cost: Gold coin koha appreciated.

Our ever popular Under Fives programmes return - renamed and reinvigorated!

He Pīpī Paopao - First Steps

Under Twos can take their first steps to opening up a world of literacy and wellbeing with our interactive sessions focussing on active movement, language development, touch and massage between baby and parent.

Date: 10.30am, every Wednesday during school term.

He Pī Ka Rere - Adventurers 

Under Fives can take flight with our fun, developmental sessions focussed on story time, songs, instruments and crafts.

Date: 10.30am, every Tuesday and Thursday during school term. 
 

  

Cutting Edge Photography

Date: Thursday 8 February, 6pm

Venue: Discovery Space, 2nd Floor, Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, 1127 Haupapa St

Booking: Book online or contact Rotorua Library.

Cost: $5 per person. Payment can be made at the library.

Acclaimed Rotorua photographer, Mark Smith talks about the art of astrophotography, aerial photography and more.

Made possible thanks to our Discovery Space Programmes Partner, the Wright Family Foundation.
 

 

Stepping Up: Free Basic Computer Classes

Date: From Thursday 8 February

Time: 10-11am

Venue: Rotorua Library, 1238 Pukuatua St.

Cost: Free

Stepping up returns with a new and improved format. Classes will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-11am during School Term.  Book your place at a free computer class now. Classes fill fast. Numbers are limited.

For more information or to book your place in a class go to Stepping Up or enquire at the Library.

 

 

SPCA Talk on Dog Safety

Date: Friday 9 February, 10.30-11.30am

Venue: Discovery Space, 2nd Floor, Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, 1127 Haupapa St

Booking/Cost: Gold coin koha. Booking required. Book online or contact Rotorua Library.

Rotorua SPCA and their furry friend are running a child-friendly session on keeping safe around dogs. Parents and young children are invited to come along and find out about the dos and don'ts of dog safety.

 
Made possible thanks to our Discovery Space Programmes Partner, the Wright Family Foundation.
 
 
  

Justice of the Peace Service Centre

Date: Weekly from Saturday 10 February

Time: 10am - 12 noon. No appointment necessary.

Venue: Interview Room, Ground Floor, Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, 1127 Haupapa St

Cost: Free​

The popular, weekly Justice of the Peace Service Centre is back with their first drop-in session at Te Aka Mauri.

For more information, visit our Regular Events page.
 

 

Legal Education: Insolvency Options

Date: Monday 12 February, 10-11.30am

Venue: Discovery Space, 2nd Floor, Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, 1127 Haupapa St

Booking: No booking is required but spaces are limited so please arrive early to ensure a seat.

Zalene Douglas from Rotorua District Community Law Centre presents this free public talk on insolvency options. The talk will help you make sense of No Asset Procedures (NAP), Summary Instalment Orders (SIO) and bankruptcy.

Made possible thanks to our Discovery Space Programmes Partner, the Wright Family Foundation.

 
 

Dementia Lakes Drop-in Chat Service

Date: Weekly from Tuesday 13 February.

Time: 10am-12 noon. No appointment necessary.

Venue: Interview Room, Ground Floor, Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, 1127 Haupapa St

Cost: Free

Dementia Lakes offer their first drop-in chat-service in the new Te Aka Mauri building. These drop-in sessions are an opportunity for members of the public who are concerned about their memory and/or the possibility of having dementia to talk and ask questions without making an appointment.

For more information, visit our Regular Events page.
 

  

Family History Research Assistance

Date: 2nd Wednesday of every month from 14 February

Time: Drop in from 10am-1pm

Venue: Heritage & Research Space, 2nd Floor, Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, 1127 Haupapa St

Cost: Free

Pop in and see the volunteers from the Rotorua Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists who are happy to chat with you about your family history research queries.

For more information, visit our Regular Events page.


 
 

Legal Education: Work and Income - Turn No into Yes.

Date: Monday 19 February, 10-11.30am

Venue: Discovery Space, 2nd Floor, Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, 1127 Haupapa St

Booking: No booking is required but spaces are limited so please arrive early to ensure a seat.

Paul Blair from Rotorua District Community Law Centre presents this free public talk on finding out more about your Work and Income entitlements.

Made possible thanks to our Discovery Space Programmes Partner, the Wright Family Foundation.

 

SPCA Talk on Dog Safety

Date: Tuesday 20 February, 10.30-11.30am

Venue: Discovery Space, 2nd Floor, Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, 1127 Haupapa St

Booking/Cost: Gold coin koha. Booking required. Book online​ or contact Rotorua Library.

Rotorua SPCA and their furry friend are running a child-friendly session on keeping safe around dogs. Parents and young children are invited to come along and find out about the dos and don'ts of dog safety.

 
Made possible thanks to our Discovery Space Programmes Partner, the Wright Family Foundation.
 
 
 
 

Ancestry.com - Introductory Workshop

Date: Wednesday 21 February, 10-11am

Venue: Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, 1127 Haupapa St

Booking: Book online or contact Rotorua Library.

Cost: $5 per person. Payment can be made at the library.

Ancestry.com is an online genealogy resource available at Rotorua Library that puts billions of records at your fingertips. Learn the basics of Ancestry.com with guidance from the Rotorua Library Heritage & Research specialists.

 

WW1 Student Research Session

Date: Wednesday 21 February, 3.30pm

Venue: Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, 1127 Haupapa St

Entry: Restricted to students participating in the Art of Remembering Competition

This session for students participating in the Art of Remembering Competition offers the chance to research more about their chosen person with the assistance of Rotorua Library Heritage and Research staff.

For more information about the Art of Remembering Competition, visit the Rotorua Museum website.


 

 

Drones Workshop

Date: Saturday 24 February, 10am

Venue: Makerspace, 2nd Floor, Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, 1127 Haupapa St

Booking: Booking required. Book online or contact Rotorua Library.

Cost: $5 per person. Payment can be made at the library.

Learn about drone technology and its application with expert drone operator and photographer, Regan Fraser.

Made possible thanks to our Makerspace Programmes Partner, Unison.

 
 

Legal Education: Employment Law

Date: Monday 26 February, 10-11.30am

Venue: Discovery Space, 2nd Floor, Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, 1127 Haupapa St

Booking: No booking is required but spaces are limited so please arrive early to ensure a seat.

Find out your rights and obligations at this free public talk on issues relating to employment law presented by Rotorua District Community Law Centre.

Made possible thanks to our Discovery Space Programmes Partner, the Wright Family Foundation.
 

 

Multicultural Social & English Conversation Group Lunch

Date: Last Wednesday of every Month from 28 February

Time: Between 12 and 2pm

Venue: Community Meeting Room, Ground Floor, Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, 1127 Haupapa St

Cost: Free. Bring your lunch to share with the group. Tea and coffee provided.

Join us for the first Multicultural Social Group Lunch of 2018 and in the new building. Share your culture, learn about others and practice your English language skills at this fun, informal and well-attended monthly gathering.

For more information and contact details, visit our Regular Events page. 


 

March

Tech Simple Talk: GPS - The technology behind global positioning

Date: Thursday 15 March, 6-7.30pm

Venue: Discovery Space, 2nd Floor, Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, 1127 Haupapa St

Booking: Booking required. Booking open soon.

Cost: $5 per person. Payment can be made at the library.

Tech Simple brings Massey experts to you to explain some of the new technology in our world. This talk looks at how our mobile phones determine our position using the satellites deployed far away from Earth. The talk is delivered in plain language without assuming prior knowledge in the area.

Made possible thanks to our Discovery Space Programmes Partner, the Wright Family Foundation

 

Page reviewed: 23 Jan 2018 8:24pm