Regular Events

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Wacky Warm Ups: A Community Project

Join us if you'd like to knit or make warm items for people living in cold spaces. The group shares wool, needles and know-how and also accepts donations of wool and finished handmade items.

Date: Every Monday

Time: 10am-12 noon

Venue: Near the Coffee Cart, Ground Floor, Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, 1127 ​Haupapa St

Cost: Free 

Everyone is welcome and no registration is required. For further information phone Tracey 07 3436439 or Jane 07 3476015.
 

 

He Aka Pikirangi

Mā He Aka Pikirangi e ekea ai e ngā tamariki nohinohi ngā taumata teitei. Ko ēnei akoranga whakawhanake, pārekareka hoki kai roto i te reo Māori anake, mai i ngā pūrākau, ngā waiata, ngā taonga pūoro, ngā nekenekehanga me ngā mahi toi.

Ngā Rā: Ia Mane/Rāhina i ngā wāhanga o te kura (Ka tīmata ā te 18 o Pipiri).

Te wā: 10:30 i te ata

: Te Wāhi Tamariki, Papatū, Te Whare Pukapuka o Rotorua, Te Aka Mauri, 1127 Te Tiriti o Haupapa

Kāore he take.

Utu: He koha kapa kōura. Ētahi atu kōrero

 

 

He Aka Pikirangi

Under Fives can reach new heights with He Aka Pikirangi. These fun, developmental sessions are solely in te reo Māori and include story time, songs, instruments, movement and craft.

Date: Every Monday during school term (Starting 18 June).

Time: 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.


  

Kapu Tī ​Kōrero​ - Kōrero Over the Tea Cups​

 

Every Monday, 12-1pm.

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

Cost/Booking: Free. No booking required.

Anyone who wants to have a go at speaking in and practicing te reo Māori is welcome whatever stage of the learning journey you are on.​

 

 

 

Drop-in Tech Assistance

 

When: First Monday of each month, 9am ‐ 12 noon 

Venue: Community Meetng Room, Ground Floor, Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri

Cost: There will be no charge, but a gold coin donaton would be appreciated. 

Booking: No booking required and sessions are open to all ages. 

No appointment is needed, just drop‐in.


 

 

 

Lego Club

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

 Each child attends Lego® club once a month.

Venue: Makerspace, Second Floor, Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, 1127 ​Haupapa St

Cost: Free.

Booking: Registration is required. 

More information 

 Made possible thanks to our Makerspace Programmes Partner, Unison. 


 

 

Free Computer Classes

Book your place at a free, basic computer class now. Stepping Up classes will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am-12pm during School Term. Classes fill fast. Numbers are limited.

Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays during School Term

Time: 11am-12pm

Venue: Internet Area, First Floor, Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, 1127 ​Haupapa St

Cost: Free

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


​He Pī Ka Rere - Adventurers ​​

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

Date: On every Tuesday and Thursday during school term.

Time: 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.

More information

 

  
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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: On every Wednesday during school term.

Time: 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.  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 - 1pm

Venue: Heritage and Research Area, Second Floor, Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, 1127 Haupapa St

Cost: Free

 


   
  

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

Cost: Free


 

 
 
 

​Waiata Mai Rotorua - Sing Together

A group of local performers, made up mainly of staff from Rotorua Library and Rotorua Lakes Council, will be singing waiata from 12.15-12.45pm in the Community Pride Space on the Ground Floor at Te Aka Mauri.  The performers are all at different learning levels with some having grown up surrounded by waiata and others being new to te reo Māori and to singing.

The words to each waiata will be up on the big screen and members of the public are encouraged to have a go and sing along whether the songs are familiar or not.​

Date: 1st Thursday of the month

Time: 12.15-12.45pm

Venue: Community Pride Space, Papatū - Ground Floor, Te Aka Mauri – Rotorua Library

Cost/Booking: Free. No booking required.​

 


 
 

Explore Mandarin Classes

Take the chance to learn now by joining in with Next Step Beginner and Intermediate "Explore Mandarin" classes. “Explore Mandarin” classes are running at Rotorua Library for 15 weeks from 9 August 2018. Classes are facilitated by Waitsu Wu, a native Mandarin speaker with extensive teaching experience

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Next Step Beginner Classes

Date: Thursdays 5.30-7pm from 9 August
Venue: Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, 1127 Haupapa St

Intermediate Classes

Date: Thursdays 3.30-5pm from 9 August
Venue: Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, 1127 Haupapa St

Booking: Registration is required. Please contact Waitsu Wu to register.

Cost: Classes cost a total of $90 for 15 sessions and this cost includes a text book to take away.​

For further information contact Waitsu Wu by email waitsuwu@gmail.com or on 02102543473.


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: Meeting Room 3, Second Floor, Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, 1127 Haupapa 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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Page reviewed: 04 Dec 2018 8:49am