LIBRARY EVENTS

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Murder in the Library

Date: Saturday 5 May, 11am - 12.30pm

Venue: Discovery Space, Second Floor, Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, 1127 Haupapa St.

Cost: This is a free event.

Booking: No booking required

The Ngaio Marsh Awards, in association with Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, invites booklovers to a free event featuring a diverse panel of four talented local crime writers.

New Zealand crime fiction has come a long way since Dame Ngaio Marsh set one of her Inspector Alleyn tales in Rotorua in 1943, shifting from puzzling entertainments to modern novels delving deeply into people, places, and psychology. Still the world's most popular form of storytelling, crime fiction can take readers into all aspects of society, providing page-turning entertainment and memorable characters while also addressing real-life issues. 

2018 Ngaio Marsh Awards contender Poppy Mann will be joined by past Ngaio Marsh Awards finalist Jen Shieff, local Rotorua writer Joanne Ruth, and Rotorua Noir co-founder Grant Nicol to discuss how they create memorable characters, page-turning storylines, and bring the world of their mystery novels to vibrant life.

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

 


 

Coming Up

 


   

Explore Mandarin Classes

Take the chance to learn Mandarin with Beginner and Intermediate “Explore Mandarin” classes running for 15 weeks from early April 2018.

Classes will suit adults with no knowledge of Mandarin or with basic skills they would like to develop further.  Classes cost a total of $90 for 15 sessions and this cost includes a text book to take away.  Registration is required to attend. Please register online or email waitsuwu@gmail.com for further information.

Beginner Classes

Beginner Classes are now full. You can still register your interest in case further spaces become available.

Beginner classes will suit those who have very little or no knowledge of Mandarin.

Date: Mondays 5.30-7pm from 16 April

Venue: The Arts Village

Register your interest

Intermediate Entry Classes 

Places are still available in Intermediate Entry Level Classes and you can register up until Thursday 26 April.

Intermediate Entry level classes will suit those who have learnt some Mandarin (approximately 50 to 80 hours of past learning) and, can pick up some simple words but aren't yet able to construct a sentences correctly.

Date: Thursdays 5.30-7pm from 12 April

Venue: Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, 1127 Haupapa St

Register online

Intermediate Classes

Places are still available in Intermediate Level Classes and you can register up until Thursday 26 April.

Intermediate level classes are for people who have learnt Mandarin before and have basic conversational abilities such as creating short sentences (100 hours or more of past learning). 

Date: Thursdays 3.30-5pm from 12 April

Venue: Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, 1127 Haupapa St

Classes are facilitated by Waitsu Wu, a native Mandarin speaker with extensive teaching experience. The $90 course fee must be paid at the first class. For further information contact Waitsu Wu by email waitsuwu@gmail.com or on 02102543473.
 

 

April School Holiday Activities & The Great Te Aka Mauri Scavenger Hunt

Dates: Saturday 14 - Sunday 29 April 2018

Come and enjoy your new library with a School Holiday Programme packed full of fun activities and the chance to win a cool reading pack in The Great Te Aka Mauri Scavenger Hunt! 

As well as all the fun, exciting activities in the programme, give The Great Te Aka Mauri Scavenger Hunt a go anytime during the holidays. Grab your clue sheet from near the front door at the library and get your entry in before the end of the holidays.

Children must be supervised at all activities. Some activities require booking as numbers are limited.

For more information or to download your copy of the April School Holiday Programme visit our School Holidays page.

 

Cenotaph Database Workshop

Date: Monday 23 April

Time: 10-11am

Venue: iMac Computer suite, Second Floor, Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, 1127 Haupapa St

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

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

The Cenotaph Database holds rich biographical details of New Zealand service personnel and is an authoritative starting point for researchers. Learn tips and tricks for searching this amazing resource  with guidance from the Rotorua Library Heritage & Research specialists.

Made possible thanks to our iMac Computer Suite Programmes Partner, Tompkins Wake.


 


 

May

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Legal Education: Māori ​Land Law & Issues

Date: Thursday 3 May, 6-7.30pm

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.

Marcia Insley from Rotorua District Community Law Centre presents this free public talk for anyone wanting to know more about Te Ture Whenua Māori (law relating to Māori land)​. Each session will cover succession, occupation orders, whanau trusts, Māori incorporations, removal and appointment of trustees and, determination of title.

This popular session is being run again in the evening to allow those unable to make it duing the day to attend.​

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


 

 

Japanese Conversation for Beginners

Register now for basic Japanese language classes coming soon to Rotorua Library. Classes will be taught by Koji Misawa a regular attendee and past host of the Multicultural Rotorua Group lunches held at Rotorua Library.

Classes will suit those who have very little or no knowledge of Japanese. Classes cost a total of $10 for ten sessions which covers the costs of all handouts. 

Date: Thursdays 1.30-3pm from 3 May.

Venue: Meeting Room 2, Second Floor, Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, 1127 Haupapa St

Cost: $10. The $10 fee must be paid at the first class.

Booking: Registration is required to attend. Please register online or contact Rotorua Library.


 

Murder in the Library

Date: Saturday 5 May, 11am - 12.30pm

Venue: Discovery Space, Second Floor, Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, 1127 Haupapa St.

Cost: This is a free event.

Booking: No booking required

The Ngaio Marsh Awards, in association with Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, invites booklovers to a free event featuring a diverse panel of four talented local crime writers.

New Zealand crime fiction has come a long way since Dame Ngaio Marsh set one of her Inspector Alleyn tales in Rotorua in 1943, shifting from puzzling entertainments to modern novels delving deeply into people, places, and psychology. Still the world's most popular form of storytelling, crime fiction can take readers into all aspects of society, providing page-turning entertainment and memorable characters while also addressing real-life issues. 

2018 Ngaio Marsh Awards contender Poppy Mann will be joined by past Ngaio Marsh Awards finalist Jen Shieff, local Rotorua writer Joanne Ruth, and Rotorua Noir co-founder Grant Nicol to discuss how they create memorable characters, page-turning storylines, and bring the world of their mystery novels to vibrant life.

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

 


 

Legal Education: Enduring Powers of Attorney and Wills

Date: Thursday 10 May, 6-7.30pm

Venue: Discovery Space, Second 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..

Marcia Insley​​ from Rotorua District Community Law Centre presents this free public talk to help you better understand Enduring Powers of Attorney and Wills.

This popular session is being run again in the evening to allow those unable to make it duing the day to attend.

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

 

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