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He Pou Aroha - Community Cenotaph

He Pou Aroha Community Cenotaph has arrived in your neighbourhood so you can share your stories of those who served.

Bring along your memorabilia which can be scanned in our digitisation kiosks and uploaded directly to Online Cenotaph​.

When: Friday 18 October - Friday 23 November. Available during library opening hours.

Venue: Second Floor, Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri

Cost/Booking: Free. No booking required.


 

Coming Up

October

 

Belle on a Bike​​

Belle on a Bike - pop up performance show roaming the city via pedal power. 

Presented by highly acclaimed Imagined World’s performance duo’s storyteller Tanya Batt and musician Peter Forster from Waiheke Island, the show with its bicycle theme will complement the many activities on as part ​Rotorua Bike festival opening weekend.​

​The free performances are suitable for all ages and are highly interactive, filled with story, movement and music.

When: Saturday 20 October, 2pm 

Venue: Jean Batten Park, outside Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri​

Cost/Booking: Free. No booking required. 

 


 

More FM's HalloWIN​​

More FM's HalloWIN thanks to our official sponsor McDonald's Rotorua, is a completely FREE and safe alternative to Trick or Treating with the family this Halloween.

Join us at Jean Batten Square (outside Rotorua Library) for an afternoon of fun including tonnes of prizes, cauldrons filled with tricks or treats, and plenty of free activities for the kids. There will also be a costume competition so come dressed up and be in to win!

When: Tuesday 30 October, 3.30-5pm

Venue: Jean Batten Park, outside Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri​

 

 

Multicultural Social & English Conversation Group Lunch

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: Wednesday 31 October

Time: Between 12 and 2pm

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

Cost: Free

Booking: Registration is required. Email Multicultural Rotorua​ to register.

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




He Pou Aroha - Community Cenotaph

He Pou Aroha Community Cenotaph has arrived in your neighbourhood so you can share your stories of those who served.

Bring along your memorabilia which can be scanned in our digitisation kiosks and uploaded directly to Online Cenotaph.

When: Friday 18 October - Friday 23 November. Available during library opening hours.

Venue: Second Floor, Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri

Cost/Booking: Free. No booking required.​


 

Visit our Regular Events page for weekly and monthly activities


 

November


 

Te Ture Whenua Māori  - Māori  Land Law (Succession)

Marcia Insley from Rotorua District Community Law Centre presents this free public talk for anyone wanting to know more about Te Ture Whenua Māori (law relating to Māori land) .  This session will cover succession.

Date: Thursday 1 November, 10-11.30am

Venue: Discovery Space, 2nd Floor, Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, 1127 Haupapa St

Booking: No booking is required for this free event but spaces are limited so please arrive early to ensure a seat.

 

 

Te Ture Whenua Māori  - Māori  Land Law (Trusts)

Marcia Insley from Rotorua District Community Law Centre presents this free public talk for anyone wanting to know more about Te Ture Whenua Māori (law relating to Māori land) .  This session will cover trusts.

Date: Thursday 1 November, 1-2.30pm

Venue: Discovery Space, 2nd Floor, Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, 1127 Haupapa St

Booking: No booking is required for this free event but spaces are limited so please arrive early to ensure a seat.

 

 

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 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: Thursday 1 November, 12.15-12.45pm

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

Cost/Booking: Free. No booking required.

 

  

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.  

When: Monday 5 November, 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.

 


Brave Hearts – The New Zealand Cardiac Story

Check out the new interactive exhibition profiling pioneering Kiwi heart clinicians and their brave patients opening on 5 November 2018 in Jean Batten Square. 

Celebrating the New Zealand cardiac story, Brave Hearts is an exhibition developed by the Auckland Medical Museum Trust (AMMT) with support from Auckland University of Technology (AUT), which explains how the heart works, how heart disease is investigated and the largely untold story of New Zealand's leading role in the evolution of heart surgery. 

Dates: 5 November 2018 until 5 March 2019

Cost: Children are free to enter the exhibition and the gold coin koha from adults will be donated to charity. 

During term time the exhibition will be open to the public from 3pm until 6pm on weekdays. On weekends and during school holidays the exhibition will be open to the public from 9am until 6pm. The exhibition will be closed on public holidays.

Groups of more than 20 should pre-book by contacting brett@marvelly.co.nz

Further information

 

 

Enduring Powers of Attorney and Wills

Marcia Insley from Rotorua District Community Law Centre returns to present this free public talk to help you better understand wills and the options available when you can't make decisions for yourself.  

The session will cover Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPA), EPPA, PPPR and Wills.

Date: Thursday 8 November

Session times: 10-11.30am & 5.30-7pm

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

Booking: No booking is required for this free event but spaces are limited so please arrive early to ensure a seat.



 

Touched by War – Book Launch

Hear the stories behind this collection of war-time memories from locals.

In June 2017, Rotorua RSA invited contributions from local people with any connection with the military and from anyone with war-time memories, whose lives have been impacted by the 'military service' environment. "Touched by war" carries more than 40 such memories and you are invited to hear the stories behind the book.  This publication is part of Rotorua's WW100 commemorations for the 100th Armistice Day Anniversary. These commemorations are to remind us of the events of WWI and to acknowledge the sacrifice of those who were affected by that war. Funds raised from the sales of this book will go to the Poppy Fund for the welfare of veterans. 

Date: Saturday 10 November

Time: 11am

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

Cost: Gold coin koha

Booking: RSVP required. Please email programmes@rotorualc.nz to RSVP.

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

 
 

WINZ - How to turn "No" into "Yes"

WINZ Advocate Paul Blair from Rotorua District Community Law Centre presents this free public talk on finding out more about your Work and Income entitlements.

Date: Thursday 15 November

Session times: 10-11.30am & 5.30-7pm

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

Booking: No booking is required for this free event but spaces are limited so please arrive early to ensure a seat.

 

 

The Aro Street Girls - Author Talk & Book Launch

Come and meet author Lyndsay Campbell and hear the story behind her new novel The Aro Street Girls.

Date: Friday 16 November, 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: All are welcome to come along. Please RSVP for catering purposes. RSVP online or contact Rotorua Library.

While peace may have been declared on Armistice Day, the impacts of World War One continued long after. Local author, Lyndsay Campbell will talk about her latest book, The Arlo St Girls, a novel set in Wellington following the war which is based on the true story of her own great aunt who died during the flu epidemic. Lyndsay will share stories told to her by her grandmother and from her own life as well as walking us through the fascinating journey she took to research, write, and publish this book both in hard-copy and eBook formats.
 
Made possible thanks to our Discovery Space Programmes Partner, the Wright Family Foundation.
 

Drop-in & Download - Library eBooks, eAudiobooks & eMagazines

Tutors from SeniorNet Rotorua will be on hand to help you learn to download and read eBooks or eAudiobooks from Rotorua Library's eLibrary collections. Bring along your smartphone, tablet or laptop, get set up, and get eReading!

When: Monday 19 November, 1-4pm 

Venue: Ground Floor, Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri

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

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

No appointment is needed, just drop‐in.

 

 

Fenton Agreement Talk

​Historian Ben Manley marks the anniversary of the Fenton Agreement.

Date: Thursday 22 November

Time: 5.30pm

Venue: Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, 1127 Haupapa St

Cost/Booking: Free, no bookings required ​​

 

 

Te Ture Whenua Māori  - Māori  Land Law (Trusts)

Marcia Insley from Rotorua District Community Law Centre presents this free public talk for anyone wanting to know more about Te Ture Whenua Māori (law relating to Māori land) .  This session will cover trusts.

Date: Thursday 29 November, 10-11.30am

Venue: Discovery Space, 2nd Floor, Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, 1127 Haupapa St

Booking: No booking is required for this free event but spaces are limited so please arrive early to ensure a seat.

 

Te Ture Whenua Māori  - Māori  Land Law (Succession)

Marcia Insley from Rotorua District Community Law Centre presents this free public talk for anyone wanting to know more about Te Ture Whenua Māori (law relating to Māori land) .  This session will cover succession.

Date: Thursday 29 November, 5.30-7pm

Venue: Discovery Space, 2nd Floor, Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, 1127 Haupapa St

Booking: No booking is required for this free event but spaces are limited so please arrive early to ensure a seat.

 

Visit our Regular Events page for weekly and monthly activities

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