Regular Events

​​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.

Te wā: 10:30 i te ata

Te Wahi: 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.


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

Booking: No booking required.

Cost: Gold coin koha appreciated.


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Every 2nd Monday (28 Sept, 12th & 26th October), 
12-1pm.  Beginners Te Reo Māori with Wiremu.

Every alternate Monday (5th, 19th October)
12-1pm.  Ataarangi Beginners Te Reo Māori with Sarah

Every Tuesday, 4:15 - 5:15pm. Intermediate Beginners Te Reo Māori with Wiremu Keepa

For more details contact Wiremu at 022 3127955

Venue: Community Meeting Room, Ground Floor, Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, 1127 Haupapa St
Cost/Booking: Free. No booking required.


SeniorNet Drop-in Tech Assistance

​When:  Mondays 9am ‐ 12 noon 

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

Cost: There will be no charge, but a donation would be appreciated. 

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

No appointment is needed, just drop‐in.


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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. Classes fill fast. Numbers are limited.

Date: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

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 terms. 

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


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 terms.

 9:30am and 10:45am

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)

 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 

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

Cost: Free


Waiata Mai Rotorua - Sing Together

If you enjoy singing, come along to Waiata Mai Rotorua - a community singing session where everyone is welcome.  The songs are all in te reo Māori with some old favourites and some new ones.  All the words are shown on the large screen.  Come and join in, nau mai, haere mai.

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.​ 

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


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. 

 9am - 1pm

Venue: Kuirau Park (at the old Tea Kiosk)


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