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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

  

July


School Holiday Activities & The Great Te Aka Mauri Scavenger Hunt

Saturday 7 - Sunday 22 July 2018

Come and have fun at your library with a School Holiday Programme packed full of exciting activities and the chance to win a cool reading pack in The Great Te Aka Mauri Scavenger Hunt! 

Download your copy of the July School Holiday Programme or pick one up at the library today.

Booking is required for Lego Landmarks sessions. Book online or contact Rotorua Library. Booking is not required for our other activities. Children must be supervised at all activities and gold coin koha would be appreciated.

As well as all the fun, exciting activities in the School Holiday Programme, give The Great Te Aka Mauri Scavenger Hunt a go anytime during the holidays. Grab your clue sheet from near the front door at the library and get your entry in by 4pm on Sunday 22 July.

More information 

 

DIY Beeswax Wrap Workshop​

Say goodbye to plastic wrap and make your own reusable beeswax wraps. 

Date: Wednesday 18 July, 9.30-11am

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

Cost: Gold coin koha. Materials are provided​.

Booking: No booking required.

These fun crafts are not only great for making in the inside of the fridge look better but they make your lunchtime habits a whole lot more sustainable.

Come along, give it a go and take home your very own beeswax wrap.

More information about Plastic Free July


DIY Reusable Shopping Bag Workshop​

Sick of heading home from the supermarket with handfuls of plastic bags? Got a cupboard full of random pillow cases with no matching sheets? Want to do your bit for the environment?

Date: Thursday 19 July, 9.30-11am

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

Cost: Gold coin koha. Materials are provided​.

Booking: No booking required.

This workshop is for you – come along and learn how to make your own DIY pillow case shopping bag.

More information about Plastic Free July


 

Japanese Conversation for Beginners

Register now for the next round of basic Japanese language classes coming soon to Rotorua Library.

Date: Thursdays 1.30-3pm from 26 July.

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

Cost: $10. The $10 fee must be paid at the first class.

Booking: Registration is required to attend. Register online or contact Rotorua Library.

Classes will be taught by Koji Misawa a regular attendee and past host of the Multicultural Rotorua Group lunches held at Rotorua Library. Classes will suit those who have very little or no knowledge of Japanese. Classes cost a total of $10 for ten sessions which covers the costs of all handouts.

 

 

eBooks Workshop - Wheelers ePlatform

Date: Thursday 26 July

Sessions:  3.30-4.30pm and 5.30-6.30pm

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

Cost: Free. Rotorua Library membership required.

Booking: Booking required. Book online or contact Rotorua Library.

Learn how to find, download and read eBooks for free using the Wheelers ePlatform app. To get the most out of this session, please bring your tablet, iPad or smartphone along as well as your Rotorua Library membership card. 

Please note: Library eBooks and eAudiobooks are not compatible with Kindles and setting up other eReader devices such as Kobos will be outside the scope of this introductory session. ​

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


 

Visit our Regular Events page for weekly and monthly activities.


August


 

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 early 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 2 August
  • Venue: Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, 1127 Haupapa St

Intermediate Classes

  • Date: Thursdays 3.30-5pm from 2 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.

 

Māori Maps and Māori Land Online Workshop

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. Book online or contact Rotorua Library.

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

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. Book online​ or contact Rotorua Library.

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.




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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Page reviewed: 16 Jul 2018 11:47am