LIBRARY EVENTS

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Te Wānanga o Aotearoa in the Public i

Find out about programmes available and study that suits you. Representatives from Te Wānanga o Aotearoa will be in the library to talk with you and answer any questions.

Everyone is welcome and no booking is required.

Date: Wednesday 22 February, 1-3pm

Venue: Magazine Area, Rotorua Library

Cost: Free

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Get to Know Zinio

If you love reading magazines, here is your chance to come along and find out about our new digital magazine service, Zinio for Libraries. You don't need to book, just pop in and our friendly staff will show you how you can get the latest magazines for free on your device or computer.​ Everyone is welcome and no booking is required.

Date: 10am-noon, Friday 24 February.

Venue: Magazine Area, Rotorua Library

Cost: Free

​This event is part of our Public i programme. This month's theme is Love Books & Reading.​


 


 

Unpacking the Law - Family Law

Family is important to all of us. Come along to this free talk to learn more about protecting families in our community and family law. All are welcome to this talk run by the Community Law Centre.

Date: Monday 27 February, 10-11.15am

Venue: Programmes Space, Rotorua Library

Cost: Free

Booking is not required for this workshop but you can RSVP or get more information by contacting the Rotorua District Community Law Centre.

Phone: 07 348 8060  Email: reception@rdclc.co.nz  


 

 

Conversational Mandarin Classes

Have you ever wanted to learn to speak Mandarin? Come along to these informative classes run by native Mandarin speaker and Multicultural Rotorua President Waitsu Wu

Start Date: Thursday 2 March 2017

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*

Booking is required. Book online or contact us.

*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  

 

 
 
 

Celebrating Children Around the World

This year Rotorua Lakes Council are celebrating the diverse cultures and families that make Rotorua great. A range of community groups and organisations are hosting activities including games, crafts, music and stories with an international flavour.

When: Saturday 4 March, 10am- 3pm.

Venues: Rotorua Arts Village, Children's Art House, Te Rūnanga Tearooms, Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre, Rotorua Library and Rotorua Aquatic Centre.

Pick up a Children's Weekend Passport from any of the venues above on the day and try to get as many stamps in your passport as possible. To get stamps you must visit each venue and complete the activity.

Collect three or more stamps and go into the draw to win a prize pack valued at over $1600 including family passes and vouchers from a range of Rotorua attractions, art, gift packs and much more!

Rotorua Lakes Council is grateful for the generosity of the supporting organisations who have donated items towards the prize draw: Skyline Rotorua, Te Puia, Ogo, Flip Out,  Whakarewarewa Thermal Village, Brew Bar, Reading Cinema, Ogo and Redwoods Treewalk. 

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Celebrating Children Around the World at Rotorua Library

Celebrate Japan with Rotorua Library and Kobushi-kai, the Rotorua Japanese Community Friendship Group!

Learn the art of Japanese paper folding, Daylong origami, and create your own paper gift box. Enjoy calligraphy demonstrations and traditional Japanese story-telling (in English).

When: Saturday 4 March, 10am- 3pm.

Where: Children's Area, Rotorua Library

Collect your Children's Weekend passport and create your paper gift box to get it stamped. All are welcome, so come along, have fun and learn and be in to win.

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Redwoods Children’s Day

Continue on the fun at the Redwoods Children’s Day. Free creative activities for under 10’s with their family and friends organised by Rotorua Lakes Council. From art to music, stories to bush adventures there is something for everyone rain or shine!

When: Sunday 5 March - 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Where: Long Mile Road (The Redwoods)

​Bring the family, have a picnic and join the magic with the Travelling Tuataras and other cool characters under the sails at The Redwoods (rain or shine).

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Unpacking the Law - Good Landlord, Good Tenant

Are you renting or trying to? Get to know your tenancy rights with this free workshop run by the Community Law Centre

Date: Monday 6 March, 10-11.15am

Venue: Programmes Space, Rotorua Library

Cost: Free

Booking is not required for this workshop but you can RSVP or get more information by contacting the Rotorua District Community Law Centre.

Phone: 07 348 8060  Email: reception@rdclc.co.nz 


 

 

Unpacking the Law - Employment Law

Knowing your rights and obligations in the workplace is important for everyone whether you are working, unemployed at the moment or an employer. Find out more about Employment Law and how it affects you at this free legal workshop run by the Community Law Centre. All are welcome.

Date: Monday 13 March, 10-11.15am

Venue: Programmes Space, Rotorua Library

Cost: Free

Booking is not required for this workshop but you can RSVP or get more information by contacting the Rotorua District Community Law Centre. Phone: 07 348 8060  Email: reception@rdclc.co.nz


 

 

Unpacking the Law - Credit, Consumer & Contract Issues

Are you having trouble with credit, contracts or consumer agreements? Is the fine print impossible to understand? The Community Law Centre is running a free session on navigating credit, consumer and contract issues to help you understand your rights and obligations in these areas. This free talk is open to everyone.

Date: Monday 20 March, 10-11.15am

Venue: Programmes Space, Rotorua Library

Cost: Free

Booking is not required for this workshop but you can RSVP or get more information by contacting the Rotorua District Community Law Centre. Phone: 07 348 8060  Email: reception@rdclc.co.nz


 

 

Unpacking the Law - Enduring Power of Attorney

Have you thought about making provision in case a time comes when you can't make decisions for yourself? Find out more about EPA/EPOA (Enduring Power of Attorney) and PPPR (Protection of Personal and Property Rights) at this free talk run by the Community Law Centre. All are welcome to attend.

Date: Monday 27 March, 10-11.15am

Venue: Programmes Space, Rotorua Library

Cost: Free

Booking is not required for this workshop but you can RSVP or get more information by contacting the Rotorua District Community Law Centre. Phone: 07 348 8060  Email: reception@rdclc.co.nz


 

Regular Events​

  

Lego Club

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.

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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

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CAB Drop-By Station

Volunteers from the Citizens Advice Bureau will be in the library every Wednesday for 10am-noon.

​Date: Every Wednesday.

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

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

Cost: Free​

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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​

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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

 

 

 

 

Muliticultural 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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OA Group Meetings

Overeaters Anonymous meets at the library every week. All are welcome to this group which offers support to anyone having problems with their eating.

Date: Every Thursday

Time: 6-7pm

Venue: Rotorua Library, 1238 Pukuatua St.

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

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EmployNZ Service Centre

Gillian ​Bowen from EmployNZ will be available to talk with you about CVs and employment skills and to provide information about EmployNZ's free 100 hour bridging course.

​Date: Every Friday

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

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

Cost: Free​

More information​

 


 

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​

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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)

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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: Commences 28 March 2017.

Time: Tuesdays, 10am - 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

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Page reviewed: 22 Feb 2017 2:48pm