LIBRARY EVENTS

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Featured


Author Talk - Emma Stevens

Come and meet New Zealand author Emma Stevens and be into win a trilogy set of her books.

Date: Friday 17 August, 1.30-2.30pm

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

Cost: Gold coin koha for tea, coffee and biscuits

Booking: Please RSVP for catering purposes. RSVP online or contact Rotorua Library.

Emma will talk about her amazing life and adventures in remote "bush Alaska" in what promises to be a highly entertaining talk. A prize draw will be held and one lucky audience member will win a trilogy set of Emma's books valued at $60. Following the talk, there will be a chance to stay for a chat and a light afternoon tea.

Emma's trilogy of memoirs of life and love in the Alaskan wilderness - Walking on ice, Nesting on the Nushagak, and Dancing on the Tundra -will be available for purchase at $25 each or $60 for the set of three. Cash, cheque, internet banking and EFTPOS payment accepted.

All are welcome to come along. Please RSVP online​ or contact Rotorua Library.


 

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

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Coming Up


August


Drop-in Tech Assistance

Tutors from SeniorNet Rotorua will be on hand to help solve any problems you have in using your computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet. Sessions are held on the first Monday of each month.  

When: Monday 6 August, 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.


 


 

Explore Mandarin Classes

Do you have some basic Mandarin language skills you would like to develop?

Take the chance to learn now by joining in with Next Step Beginner and Intermediate "Explore Mandarin" classes running for 15 weeks from 9 August 2018. 

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.

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

Classes are facilitated by Waitsu Wu, a native Mandarin speaker with extensive teaching experience. She will help find the right level and class for you. The $90 course fee must be paid at the first class.

For further information and to register contact Waitsu Wu by email waitsuwu@gmail.com or phone 02102543473.

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Māori Maps and Māori Land Online Workshop

FULLY BOOKED

Date: Monday 6 August

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. This session is fully booked.

Learn how to find whakapapa and Māori land information using Māori Maps and Māori Land Online databases with guidance from the Rotorua Library Heritage & Research specialists.

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

 


 

Māori Land Court Minute Book Index Workshop

FULLY BOOKED

Date: Monday 13 August

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. This session is fully booked.

Learn how to find whakapapa, land and historical information using the Maori Land Court Minute Book Index with guidance from the Rotorua Library Heritage & Research specialists.

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

 

 


New to NZ? Inland Revenue and You

Come along to this free information session presented by the Rotorua CAB as part of their Migrant Connect Services.

Date: Friday 17 August, 12-1pm

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

Cost: Free

Booking: To register contact Jane at Rotorua Citizens Advice Bureau on 348 3936 or email rotorua@cab.org.nz – registrations close on 14 August 2018.

An Introduction to income tax, obligations and entitlements

  • Why do I Pay Tax?
  • How much do I pay?
  • NZ Tax Residency 
  • Working for Families, Child Support and Paid Parental Leave
  • Student Loans and Kiwisaver 

Made possible thanks to Rotorua CAB and Immigration New Zealand and supported by Multicultural Rotorua.


 

 


 

Author Talk - Emma Stevens

Come and meet New Zealand author Emma Stevens and be into win a trilogy set of her books.

Date: Friday 17 August, 1.30-2.30pm

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

Cost: Gold coin koha for tea, coffee and biscuits

Booking: Please RSVP for catering purposes. RSVP online or contact Rotorua Library.

Emma will talk about her amazing life and adventures in remote "bush Alaska" in what promises to be a highly entertaining talk. A prize draw will be held and one lucky audience member will win a trilogy set of Emma's books valued at $60. Following the talk, there will be a chance to stay for a chat and a light afternoon tea put on by the Friends of the Library.

Emma's trilogy of memoirs of life and love in the Alaskan wilderness - Walking on ice, Nesting on the Nushagak, and Dancing on the Tundra -will be available for purchase at $25 each or $60 for the set of three. Cash, cheque, internet banking and EFTPOS payment accepted.

All are welcome to come along. Please RSVP online or contact Rotorua Library.

 

Made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library and our Discovery Space Programmes Partner the Wright Family Foundation.


 


Healthy Affordable Housing?

A public talk by Rotorua Lakes Council and Passive House Institute NZ.

Date: Friday 17 August, 5pm

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

Cost: Free

Booking: No booking required. 

Rotorua Lakes Council Councillor Tania Tapsell will talk about the importance of healthy and affordable housing within the Sustainable Living Strategy—Toitū te oranga o Rotorua and how this helps achieve the Rotorua Lakes Council 2030 Vision goals.

Elrond Burrell, Passive House Institute NZ Architect, will talk about the different aspects of a healthy affordable house and how they can be achieved. The NZ Building Code doesn't seem to be delivering, so where should we look?

More information​

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


 


 

Visit our Regular Events page for weekly and monthly activities.


 

September


 

Rotorua Decade Screening

Date: Thursday 6 September, 5.30pm.

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

Cost: Gold coin koha

Booking: Please RSVP online​ or contact Rotorua Library

Watch highlights of the Rotorua Decade that was from 2000 to 2010 and hear from Project Researcher and Videographer, Kerry Fowler.​ 

From the eve of Y2K, 31 December 1999, Rotorua local Kerry Fowler has been tirelessly documenting the goings on in Rotorua with the support of the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust. The video series, Rotorua Decade is the result of his ongoing research and film-making. 

You are invited to a special screening of highlights from the Rotorua Decade including insights from Kerry into the filming process and some of the interesting stories he's come across along the way.

All are welcome. Please RSVP online​ or contact Rotorua Library.

 

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


 

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Māori Land Court Minute Book Index Workshop

Learn how to find whakapapa, land and historical information using the Māori Land Court Minute Book Index with guidance from the Rotorua Library Heritage & Research specialists. 

Session dates: Monday 3, 10, 17 & 24 September

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 is essential as spaces are limited. Book online or contact Rotorua Library.

It is possible that in the future we may hold an evening session however we are unable to confirm dates at this stage. If you would like to register your interest for an evening session, please fill in the online registration of interest form.

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


 

 

Te Ture Whenua Māori - A Practical Guide to Māori Land Law  

Date: Thursday 13 September

Session times: 10am & 1pm

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

Cost/Booking: Free. No booking required but space is limited.

Marcia Insley from the Rotorua District Community Law Centre will run public talks on two different aspects of Māori Land Law.

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


 

 

Suffrage 125: Living Books & Lunch

Date: Saturday 15 September, 12-2pm

Venue: Discovery Space, Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, 1127 Haupapa Street

Cost/Booking: Free. Bring a small plate of food to share. No booking required.

Five Rotorua women from countries around the world will be talking as Living Books answering questions from the audience. Hosted jointly by the Rotorua Library and the Rotorua Multicultural Council, with thanks to the Geyser Community Foundation for funding.

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


 

 

Enduring Powers of Attorney and Wills

Date: Tuesday 18 September

Session times: 10am & 1pm

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

Cost/Booking: Free. No booking required but space is limited.

Marcia Insley from the Rotorua District Community Law Centre presents these free public talks to help you better understand Enduring Powers of Attorney and Wills.

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

 

NZ Chinese Language Week: A Multicultural Celebration & Lunch

Date: Sunday 23 September, 12-2pm

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

Cost/Booking: Free. Bring a small plate of food to share. No booking required. 

Celebrate NZ Chinese Language Week with performances, costumes, language activities, crafts, and a light lunch. Hosted jointly by the Rotorua Multicultural Council, the Rotorua Branch of the NZ China Friendship Society and Rotorua Library with thanks to Rotorua Energy charitable Trust for funding. 

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

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Page reviewed: 02 Aug 2018 11:17am