This page has information about what's on at the Porirua Library and our branches.
Another Porirua summer is upon us, and at Porirua Libraries that means it’s time for A-Long Hot Summer Story Festival, returning for its sensational eighth year to entertain children aged 3-12 and their families over the school holidays.
The launch party brings Chris Lam Sam’s Musical Mayhem Show to the City Centre Library on Thursday, December 20, at 5.30PM. He has fun for the whole family, with songs, games, giveaways, storytelling and loads of laughs. It’s a great opportunity to pick up a print programme so you can start collecting event stamps (four earn you a mystery goodie bag!), or begin the find the library boatshed challenge (visit City Centre, Cannons Creek, Pukerua Bay and Whitby Libraries to earn a prize!).
The programme includes events at the City Centre, Cannons Creek and Whitby branches, featuring a range of innovative story times and craft sessions, a host of superstar performers - like poet/author Glenn Colquhoun, author/illustrator David Elliot, Yoga Rhapsody, and Zappo the Magician - plus back-by-popular-demand visits from festival favourites PlayShop, The Ukulele Institute, and Stu Duval. Plus, you will not want to miss singing in the new year with us at our new year’s eve morning Karaoke-A-Long. Participants in this giant karaoke jam will get to make their own superstar mics, and then vogue it up for all they’re worth in a massed pop choir that will make everyone a star! Twenty-one gigs later we will see out the festival with a finale performance from the Pantoloons, who are bringing an interactive version of The Wizard of Oz to the City Centre Library, on Thursday January 17, at 5.30PM.
There's something for everyone, spot prizes at all events, it’s all free of charge, and no registration required. Just rock up, and prepare to be amazed all over again. We'll be updating the programme on the dedicated festival page over the next few days, so stay tuned for all the details.
Do you like knitting? Are you interested in speaking Te Reo Māori ?
Tuia Te Reo is a Porirua-based knitting circle that meets once a month at Porirua Library. They provide a supportive, total immersion environment for learning and practicing Te Reo Māori while enjoying the arts.
They are currently working towards creating items for Wesley Community Action and would love some keen, committed knitters to help with quality pieces to donate at the end of the sessions!
If you would like to join these sessions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your registration form and information pānui (which helps Tuia Te Reo gauge your level of te reo and prepare for the session).
Make sure to bring some wool and a smile! Next session: Sunday 7 October
Come to Whitby Library with your knitting, crochet, embroidery, hand sewing, tatting or anything that involves yarn or thread and join us for a free cuppa and a yarn while we work on our projects, share ideas, tips and patterns.
Our popular sessions now meet twice a month at the Whitby Library on the first and third Thursday of every month from 10.15 until 11.15. We provide a cuppa - all you need to do is bring along your project. Best of all, it's free! For more information, call Whitby Library on (04) 234 8666.
Story World runs every Wednesday and Friday during school term time at 10.45AM. Enjoy a preschool story, singing and craft time for children to enjoy with their parents and caregivers. Let Bee and Sally be your tour guides in Story World, exploring the best children's books the library has to offer, and laying the foundations for a lifelong love of stories. No charge.
Songs, rhymes, and music-making for our youngest customers. A warm, friendly, tuneful social opportunity for babies and caregivers alike. Come ready to lift your voice and make a joyful noise! BYO instruments, or borrow something from us. Get with the band! Thursdays at 10.30AM during school term time. No charge.
Enjoy our informal stories, songs, rhymes, and musical fun sessions with your baby or toddler. We meet every Friday morning (except summer holidays), 10.30-11AM. Free of charge.
E-books are now available for Porirua Library members to download. Click here to find out more or go to epukapuka.org.
The library E-Book service currently will work with almost any E-Book reader EXCEPT the Kindle due to licensing restrictions by Amazon.
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