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WHAT'S ON AT YOUR LIBRARY

Download our events calendar for April

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School holiday activities 
Monday 15 April - Friday 26 April

Popup activities are free, and for children and caregivers to enjoy together.

Monday 15 April - Geronimo Stilton's cheesy bookmark.

Tuesday 16 April - Build with bricks - Mondrian.

Wednesday 17 April - Framed - Create a mini artwork.

Thursday 18 April - Booking required - Elmer workshops. Featherston and Carterton only.

Friday 19 April - Build with bricks - Self-portrait.

Monday 22 April - Break-in bags - Art Heist

Tuesday 23 April - Koru illustrations.

Wednesday 24 April - ANZAC Craft

Friday 26 April - Nature Art.

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Curiously Good Children's Books - a publishing story and Workshop,
2pm Sunday 5 May 

Presented by Wairarapa Word and Wairarapa Library Service.

Julia Marshall founded Gecko Press, the curiously successful publisher and translator of books for young people by some of the world’s best writers and illustrators. Julia will tell us about how and why the warm, funny, serious, and curious books have travelled well around the world.

CARTERTON Community Courthouse, 60 Holloway St

Free entry — Open to all — Koha appreciated

Workshop from 3:30pm "What makes a good picture book?

Julia's workshop will look at the components of publishing an illustrated book for children, using a variety of her favourite books.

Spaces limited, registration required, contact: events.waiword@gmail.com

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Located in Martinborough, the StoryWalk® starts at the top of Considine Park (on the corner of Kitchener and Princess Streets) and winds through to the Vintner Lane exit.

Free and available at any time with no bookings required. 

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service trademark owned by MS. Ferguson.

From 18 March 2024  Ziggy  and his Wiggly Mind Written by Bree O'Malley

Illustrated by Becs ReillyPublished by Bree O'Malley 

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Popup Museum

Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History will be on the road bringing different objects from their collection to four towns in the rohe.

FEATHERSTON LIBRARY - 15 March - 11 May 2024

GREYTOWN LIBRARY/ 7 June - 10 August 2024

CARTERTON LIBRARY /30 August - 23 November 2024
MARTINBOROUGH - 7 December 2024  - 8 March 2025

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A community of writers supporting each other in their individual journeys as independent authors.  A safe forum for writers to celebrate successes, learn from each other, and share resources and information. Interaction. Collaboration. Accountability. Support. 


Writing sessions held twice a month.
CARTERTON LIBRARY / 1st and 3rd Saturday, 10am - 12 Noon
(no session in January)


For questions and to book a seat 
contact: Pia Buck (M) 021-938-284 (E) piambuck@gmail.com

Write Now Wairarapa 

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Digital Seniors is a friendly charity in the Wairarapa region providing free tech support to all ages but with a focus on seniors aged 65+.

The Digital Seniors team will be able to assist with queries, at the libraries below.
If you are interested please make a booking by contacting the team on 0800 373 646. If you do not make a booking you may have to wait.

CARTERTON LIBRARY / 9.30-11.30 PM  Every Tuesday

GREYTOWN LIBRARY/ 1.30-3.30 PM  Every Tuesday

DIGITAL SENIORS AT THE LIBRARY

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A Justice of the Peace will be available to witness and attest documents, certify copies of original documents and witness signing of documents.
CARTERTON LIBRARY / 12-2PM  Every Friday
GREYTOWN LIBRARY/ 11-1PM The Second and Last Tuesday of each month
MARTINBOROUGH - Click here to see a list of Martinborough JP's

FEATHERSTON LIBRARY - Click here to see a list of Featherston JP's

JP CLINICS AT THE LIBRARY

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Community Law Outreach Clinics 

Offering free legal information and assistance to clients with legal issues.
They operate with the aid of a number of lawyers and law firms around the region.

Wairarapa Community Law will have outreach clinics at the scheduled times below at the following libraries:
CARTERTON LIBRARY / 11AM-3PM  First Friday of each month

MARTINBOROUGH / 10AM-12PM  Fourth Wednesday of each month
GREYTOWN LIBRARY / 1PM-3PM Fourth Wednesday of each month

To learn more or to contact Community Law you can email us at info@wairarapaclc.org.nz

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WĀ KŌRERO (AGES 0-5 YEARS)
STORYTIME FOR PRESCHOOLERS 

Every Week 10am -10.30am    (During School Term)

FEATHERSTON LIBRARY / MONDAY

MARTINBOROUGH LIBRARY / TUESDAY

CARTERTON LIBRARY / THURSDAY

GREYTOWN LIBRARY / FRIDAY
Our Wā Kōrero sessions include stories, music, singing, movement and rhymes for pre-school aged children. 

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BUILD WITH BRICKS CLUB (AGES 6-12) 
Every 3.30pm -4.30pm  (During School Term)

CARTERTON LIBRARY / TUESDAY

MARTINBOROUGH LIBRARY / FRIDAY
FEATHERSTON LIBRARY / THURSDAY 

GREYTOWN LIBRARY / MONDAY

The Build With Bricks Club is a great place to enjoy some fun.
We supply all the bricks, you only need to bring your imagination.
No registration is required, just show up and build!

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Do you or someone you know have no access to broadband at home?
The Wairarapa Library Service in partnership with Skinny Jump is offering help, to those who need access to cheap broadband for as little $5 per month.
Whether you are a pensioner, have a family or just someone struggling to afford an internet connection, we would love to hear from you, and see if we can help provide internet. 
To learn more about Skinny Jump, please contact our team...

SKINNY JUMP

Wairarapa Library Service
library@wls.org.nz

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