LIBRARY EVENTS

Coming Up 

             

Giant Doily Project

Don't know what a doily is? Come and learn the "old-fashioned" but "newly-cool" and very useful skill of crochet while helping to make an iconic Giant Doily for Rotorua.

Dates: Every Wednesday from 9 August to 27 September from 11am-1pm.

Venue: Magazine Area, Rotorua Library.

Cost: Free.

No booking is required. All ages are welcome.

This activity is brought to you by the Rotorua Yarnbombers.

   
 
 
 
 

Salon des Refusés Exhibition 2017

Salon des Refusés is a French term for an exhibition of works not selected. Works that missed out on being selected as finalists in this years Rotorua Museum Art Awards will be on show and available for purchase at Rotorua Library. This exhibition is full of talent and these up and coming artists are well worth viewing.

Dates: Thursday 14 September - Saturday 7 October

Time: Library Opening Hours

Venue: Rotorua Library

Cost: Free

For more information on the Salon des Refusés Exhibition, visit the Rotorua Museum website.

This exhibition is being held in conjunction with the Rotorua Museum Art Awards 2017 Exhibition of winners and finalists which will be displayed at the Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre from 9 September until 6 October 2017, 10am – 4pm.

 

    
 

Dementia Awareness - Poetry Readings

In recognition of Dementia Awareness Week, Rotorua Library will host an evening of Poetry Readings by senior Bupa caregiver, Michelle Mills, whose poems aim to help families/caregivers understand dementia.

Date: Thursday 21 September.

Time: 6.30 - 7.30pm

Venue: Rotorua Library.

For more information about this event contact Michelle on 07 349 7150.

Read more about Michelle's poetry here.

 

 

Multicultural Social & English Conversation Group

Share your culture, learn about others and practice your English language skills at this fun and informal monthly gathering. This month's lunch has a Zimbabwean theme. Bring your lunch to the library to share with new friends. Tea and coffee provided.

Date: Wednesday 27 September

Time: Between 12 and 2pm

Venue: Programmes Space, Rotorua Library

Cost: Free 

Booking: Registration is required. Register online or contact Waitsu Wu (Multicultural Rotorua) by email waitsu@gmail.com or phone 021 0254 3473.

 

 
 

Regional Councillors Drop-in

Want to discuss the future of the Bay of Plenty with regional councillors? A drop-in session being held at Rotorua Library ahead of the upcoming Regional Council Long Term Plan development process offers you the chance to do just that. What do you think?

Date: Thursday 28 September

Time: 10am-1.30pm

Venue: Magazine Area, Rotorua Library

Drop in with your questions or ideas or just to chat. There is no need to book.

Bay of Plenty Regional Council information


 

 

 

  

Regular Events​


Are you enrolled?

Fieldworkers from Elections NZ will be at Rotorua Library to answer your questions about elections and help you with enrolment if required.

When: 10am-12 noon Mondays and Fridays.

Where: Magazine Area, Rotorua Library.

Have your questions answered and find out more.

 

 

 

 

Lego Club

Our Lego® Clubs are currently full.

Lego® Club is for children aged 5-11 and allows them to collaboratively play together with our Lego® set.

Date: Each child attends Lego® club once a month.

Venue: Programmes Space, Rotorua Library, 1238 Pukuatua St. ​

Cost: Free.

Booking: Registration is required. Registrations of interest are being taken.

More information


 

 

Free Computer Classes

Book your place at a free computer class now. Classes fill fast. Numbers are limited.

Date: Every Tuesday.

Time: 10am

Venue: Rotorua Library, 1238 Pukuatua St.

Cost: Free

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

 


 


Rhyme & Rumpus

A fun story time for under 5's with instruments, music, dancing and crafts.​

Date: On every Tuesday and Thursday during school term.

Time: 10.30am

Venue: Rotorua Library, 1238 Pukuatua St. ​

Cost: Free

More information


 
 

  

Alzheimer's Rotorua Drop-in Chat Service

Alzheimer's Rotorua will be available for a drop-in chat-service for members of the public who are concerned about their memory and/or the possibility of having dementia.​

Date: Every Tuesday

Time: 12 noon. No appointment necessary.

Venue: Meeting Room, Rotorua Library, 1238 Pukuatua St.

Cost: Free​​

Contact: Shirley Hatch (Community Liaison Alzheimer's Society Rotorua) - Phone: 07 349 0053 or email: alzheimersro@outlook.com

More information

  
 

CV Advice Sessions

Jasmin Cookson from EmployNZ will be available to advise you on how to create or update your CV.

​Date: Every Wednesday

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

Venue: Orange Space, Rotorua Library, 1238 Pukuatua St.

Cost: Free​

More information

 

 

Conversational Mandarin Classes

Classes are now full

Day: Every Thursday for 12 weeks

Time: Beginners 5.30-6.30pm; Intermediate 6.30-7.30pm

Venue: Programmes Space, Rotorua Library

Cost: $20 for 12 sessions*

No further spaces available

*The $20 course fee must be paid by cash or EFTPOS at the library on the night of the first class. Additional fee may apply for photocopying resources 

 

  
 

Baby Bop

An active movement programme for under 2 year olds.

Date: On every Wednesday during school term.

Time: 10.30am

Venue: Rotorua Library, 1238 Pukuatua St.

Cost: Free​

More information

 

 

 

 

Family History Research Assistance

Volunteers from the Rotorua Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists are happy to chat with you about your family history research queries.

Date: 2nd Wednesday of every month (except December & January)

Time: Drop in from 10am

Venue: Rotorua Library, 1238 Pukuatua St. ​

Cost: Free

 

 

 

 

Multicultural Social & English Conversation Group

Share your culture, learn about others and practice your English language skills at this fun and informal monthly gathering. Bring your lunch to the library to share with new friends. Tea and coffee provided.

Date: Last Wednesday of the month

Time: Between 12 and 2pm

Venue: Programmes Space, Rotorua Library

Cost: Free 

Booking: Registration is required. Register online or contact Waitsu Wu (Multicultural Rotorua) by email waitsuwu@gmail.com or phone 021 0254 3473.

 

  

Knitters' Club

The Knitter's Club is open to anyone interested in joining with others to knit or crochet and chat in the library. 

Everyone is welcome and no registration is required.

When: 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month, 6-8pm

Venue: Magazine Area, Rotorua Library

Cost: Free 

 

 
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Reading Round

Reading Round is a round the table discussion about our favourite reads. Come along to chat or just to listen. Anyone with a love of reading is welcome to attend - we always welcome new faces!

Date: 4th Wednesday of every month (except December)

Time: 10.30am

Venue: Rotorua Library, 1238 Pukuatua St. ​

Cost: Free

More information
 

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Rotorua OA Group Meetings

Do you think your eating is out of control? Overeaters anonymous (OA) may be able to help you. The OA group is open to any person experiencing difficulty with their eating.

Date: Every Friday

Time: 2-3pm

Venue: Rotorua Library, 1238 Pukuatua St. ​

Cost: Free

Contact: Cath 349 2460

 

 
   

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren - Coffee Club

Rotorua Grandparents Raising Grandchildren will be meeting at the library once a month for Coffee Club. Contact Rotorua Support Coordinator, Anne O'Donnell, if you are interested in coming along for Coffee Club or to other Grandparents Raising Grandchildren meetings.

Dates: Last Friday of every mont​h.

Time: 10.30am-noon

Venue: Rotorua Library, 1238 Pukuatua St. ​

Contact: Anne O'Donnell - Phone or text: 0204 0222910 or email: rotoruagrg@gmail.com

More information

 

 

Justice of the Peace Service Centre

A Justice of the Peace will be available in Meeting Room 3 at the library to assist you with witnessing your signature, taking statutory declarations and affidavits, certifying copies of originals and 18+ cards.

Date: Every Saturday

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

Venue: Rotorua Library, 1238 Pukuatua St.

Cost: Free​

List of JP clinics in Rotorua


 

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Book Sale

The Friends of the Rotorua Library run a book sale at Kuirau Park on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month. Funds raised go towards projects supported by the Friends of the Library.

Date: 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month.

Time: 9am - 1pm

Venue: Kuirau Park (at the old Tea Kiosk)

More information

 

 

 

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