Pop-up Library at NorthWest – Free activities in December, January & February

The pop-up library at NorthWest is now open in Te Pūmanawa Square (the Town Square)!

We’re excited to be teaming up with Auckland Libraries to deliver a series of family-friendly events for kids this December and January at the pop-up library. View the schedule below to see what’s happening at the pop-up library during December & January. All activities are free!

December 2017

1-8 December: Pop-up Library open on-site. Activities begin Saturday December 9.

Celebrate the opening of the Pop Up Library and the launch of Dare to Explore, Auckland Libraries’ summer reading programme. Geronimo Stilton, Clifford the Big Red Dog and some real dogs will be here during the day to join in the celebrations!

9 Saturday AM 9.30am to 11.30am

Noon to 1pm

1.30pm to 2.30pm

3pm to 3.45pm

 Marbling with Penny

Storytime with Clifford the Big Red Dog and Geronimo Stilton

Action Science Stations

Reading dogs with the Dog-Abled team

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10 Sunday AM
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11 Monday AM
PM Noon – Rhyme time Rhymetime is a fun, free session that encourages pre-schoolers aged 18 months to 3 years to sing, move and practise co-ordination.
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12 Tuesday AM 10.30  Ukulele lesson Join a ukulele lesson for mixed ability group. Beginners welcomed. Limited Instruments provided, or bring your own.
PM  2pm  Make your own bird feeder
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13 Wednesday AM
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14 Thursday AM 11am -Wriggle and Rhyme Wriggle and Rhyme is a programme designed to promote active movement for children aged 2 years and under. Stimulate development of your baby’s body and brain and have fun at the same time.
PM  2pm Huapai District School

4pm- Christmas card making

 

 

Make your own Christmas cards!

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15 Friday AM
PM 4pm-5pm  Christmas decorations workshop Make Christmas special with your own handmade decorations.
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16 Saturday AM
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17 Sunday AM  10am  Christmas storytime
PM 2 pm Crafts and Conversation.  Take a break from the pre-christmas rush, bring your current craft project, and chat with other crafters.
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18 Monday AM
PM Noon – Rhyme time Rhymetime is a fun, free session that encourages pre-schoolers aged 18 months to 3 years to sing, move and practise co-ordination.
PM 2pm Christmas Storytime` Pop along to a special Christmas storytime with music, dance and more.  Perfect for all ages.
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19 Tuesday AM Noon Christmas Craft Join us and make special personalised Christmas gifts for family and friends.
PM 3 pm  Think lab with Jerome and Emma Come and join us for special games and activities with our awesome librarians!
Eve 6pm   Santa sing-a-long Come and sing Christmas carols and songs with Santa and his library helpers
20 Wednesday AM
PM 12pm – Science Show The mad scientist and his helper are coming to show you the wonders of science.
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21 Thursday
PM 2-3pm – Angklung lessons with Debora Want to play an Angklung? Angklung is a traditional bamboo instrument from West Java. Come and join the fun!
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22 Friday AM
PM 1pm – 2pm – Thinklab with Jerome & Sylvie Come explore, play and create within the exciting world of ROBOTS. Have fun while learning how they work AND how to control them!
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23 Saturday AM 10:30-11:30am – Dress up storytime Dress up as your favourite characters, and come enjoy a special storytime with us!
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24 Sunday AM
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Eve 6pm Storytime with Santa Readers theatre including “The night before Christmas” with Santa appearing as himself
25 Monday AM CHRISTMAS DAY – No Programmes
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26 Tuesday AM BOXING DAY – No Programmes
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27 Wednesday AM
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28 Thursday AM 11am -Wriggle and Rhyme Wriggle and Rhyme is a  programme designed to promote active movement for children aged 2 years and under. Stimulate development of your baby’s body and brain and have fun at the same time.
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29 Friday AM
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30 Saturday AM
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31 Sunday AM
PM 2pm – Low tech Games Burn off some energy with games old and new.
Great for those in need of a break from technology.
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January 2018

1 Monday AM
PM NEW YEARS DAY – No Programmes
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2 Tuesday AM STAT DAY – No Programmes
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3 Wednesday AM
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4 Thursday AM 11am -Wriggle and Rhyme Wriggle and Rhyme is a  programme designed to promote active movement for children aged 2 years and under. Stimulate development of your baby’s body and brain and have fun at the same time.
PM 3pm : Libraries out loud Join us for a loud storytime and readers theatre. Suitable for a wide age range.
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5 Friday AM
PM From 3pm Awesome Origami! Fun, free session making things with paper.
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6 Saturday AM
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7 Sunday AM
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8 Monday AM
PM Noon – Rhyme time Rhymetime is a fun, free session that encourages pre-schoolers aged 18 months to 3 years to sing, move and practise co-ordination.
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9 Tuesday AM
PM 3-4pm Badge Making – use our templates and design your own or find something fun from old magazines/books
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10 Wednesday AM
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11 Thursday AM 11am Wriggle and Rhyme Wriggle and Rhyme is a  programme designed to promote active movement for children aged 2 years and under. Stimulate development of your baby’s body and brain and have fun at the same time.
PM 2 pm Crafts and Conversation.  Take a break, bring your current craft project, and chat with other crafters.
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12 Friday AM
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13 Saturday AM
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14 Sunday AM
PM 2pm – Low tech Games Burn off some energy with games old and new.
Great for those in need of a break from technology.
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15 Monday AM
PM Noon – Rhyme time Rhymetime is a fun, free session that encourages pre-schoolers aged 18 months to 3 years to sing, move and practise co-ordination.
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16 Tuesday AM
PM 3 pm – Silly Songs sing-a-long Sing silly songs and nursery rhymes with storybook characters
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17 Wednesday AM
PM from 2pm Beginner crochet with Monica and Penny
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18 Thursday AM 11am Wriggle and Rhyme Wriggle and Rhyme is a  programme designed to promote active movement for children aged 2 years and under. Stimulate development of your baby’s body and brain and have fun at the same time.
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19 Friday AM
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20 Saturday AM
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21 Sunday AM
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22 Monday AM
PM Noon – Rhyme time Rhymetime is a fun, free session that encourages pre-schoolers aged 18 months to 3 years to sing, move and practise co-ordination.
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23 Tuesday AM
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24 Wednesday AM
PM 3pm : Libraries out loud Join us for a loud storytime and readers theatre. Suitable for a wide age range.
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25 Thursday AM 11am Wriggle and Rhyme Wriggle and Rhyme is a  programme designed to promote active movement for children aged 2 years and under. Stimulate development of your baby’s body and brain and have fun at the same time.
PM 2pm Tanya Batt performance Bring your family for storyteller extraordinaire, Tanya Batt and be delighted by her performance. In the event of rain Tanya will perfom at the Massey Library
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26 Friday AM
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27 Saturday AM
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28 Sunday AM
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29 Monday AM Noon – Rhyme time Rhymetime is a fun, free session that encourages pre-schoolers aged 18 months to 3 years to sing, move and practise co-ordination.
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