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School Holiday Programme



Looking for something to fill the time in the school holidays? Check out the creative programmes running at your local library this school holidays. All sessions are limited, call 06 759-6060 to book and remember to bring an adult with you

Discover It! Puke Ariki Library


LEGO Portrait
Tuesday 2 October, 2pm – 3pm

Join us to make your own LEGO selfie. Put your personality and style into brick.
Suitable for 5 – 10 year olds. Children please bring an adult. 15 spaces only, bookings essential

Photo Props
Thursday 4 October, 2pm – 3pm

Jazz up your next family portrait! Join us to make some fun and funky photo props.
Suitable for 5 – 10 year olds. Children please bring an adult. 15 spaces only, bookings essential

LEGO Land
Tuesday 9 October, 2pm – 3pm

Feeling inspired by the 50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic? Join us to make your own LEGO scene.
Suitable for 5 – 10 year olds. Children please bring an adult. 15 spaces only, bookings essential.

Animal Photobombers
Thursday 11 October, 2pm – 3pm

Create a surprising landscape with crazy creatures.
Suitable for 5 – 10 year olds. Children please bring an adult. 15 spaces only, bookings essential.

Puke Ariki Museum


50 Greatest Photographs Watercolour workshop with Joni Murphy
Wednesday 10 October, 1pm – 3.30pm

If every picture tells a story, what do the 50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic say about us and our place in the world? Explore your place through images, texture, and watercolour. Be a part of a small group of teens to experience the exhibition and create your own response, supported by artist Joni Murphy.
Bookings are essential and are limited to 15 spaces. Restricted 13 - 17 years.

Bell Block Library and Service Centre


Keen Kiwis
Tuesday 2 October, 10.30am - 12pm

Celebrate our national bird by making a kiwi craft.
Suitable for 5 – 10 year olds. Children please bring an adult. 15 spaces only, bookings essential.

Zine Making
Thursday 4 October, 3.30pm – 5pm

Learn to make and self-publish your own small book. Bring any art, poems, stories or ideas you would like to use.
Bookings are essential and spaces are limited. Suitable for ages 11 and over. Children please bring an adult.

Stitch in Time
Tuesday 9 October, 10.30am - 12pm

Create an old-fashioned sampler picture on hessian.
Bookings are essential and spaces are limited. Suitable for 5 – 10 year olds. Children please bring an adult.

Sit 'n' Knit
Thurday 11 October, 3.30pm - 5pm

This is your chance to learn to knit or cross stitch with the experts. Our friendly guides will help you along on your knitting journey.
Bookings are essential and spaces are limited. Suitable for ages 11 and over. Children please bring an adult.

Ōākura Library


Spring into LEGO!
Wednesday 3 October, 2pm - 3pm

Build a LEGO creation that celebrates spring, and all the fresh growth that comes with it.
Booking is essential, spaces are limited. Suitable for all ages. Children please bring an adult.

Inglewood Library


Light it up Origami
Thursday 4 October, 10.30am – 11.30am

Light up your school holiday with origami circuitry.
Booking is essential as spaces are limited to 25. Suitable for ages 5 – 10. Children please bring an adult.

Paper Puppetry
Thursday 11 October, 10.30am – 11. 30am

Create your own puppet and then learn how to use it.
Booking is essential as spaces are limited to 25. Suitable for ages 5 – 10. Children please bring an adult.

Waitara Library & Service Centre


Shirts to bags
Wednesday 3 October, 1.30pm – 3pm

Out with old shirts, in with new bags! Come along to learn how to up-cycle an old T-shirt to make a cool and eco-friendly alternative to plastic bags.
Bookings are essential, limited to 15 spaces. Suitable for ages 5 – 10. Children please bring an adult.

Movie time!
Wednesday 10 October, 1.30pm – 3pm

Join us in our library ‘theatre’ space and enjoy a family movie and popcorn.