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Matariki  - 25 May 2016

During June, Selwyn residents are invited to join in the celebrations for the Māori New Year – known as Matariki. Selwyn District Libraries are celebrating Matariki with activities and  crafts during Pipiri (June) for all. Details of these are below.

Selwyn Libraries would also like to invite you to be a part of a free collaborative event with Selwyn District Council and Te Taumutu Runanga which will take place at Lincoln University’s Stewart Theatre on 25 June. For more details and to book please go to www.selwynmatariki.eventbrite.co.nz

Celebrate Matariki Tō Tātou Korowai (Our Community Cloak) The entire community is invited to be a part of creating a beautiful cloak that once complete, we will proudly display in our libraries. Materials and templates will be provided from 3pm at every Selwyn Libraries branch throughout June.

Celebrate Matariki – Weaving Stars Craft

Weave harakeke (flax) stars with artist Tracey Te Karu in celebration of Matariki, the Māori New Year.

This FREE event is open to all ages. Book below:

Thursday 16 June Darfield Library https://matariki-weavingstars-darfield.eventbrite.co.nz
Friday 17 June Leeston Library https://matariki-weavingstars-leeston.eventbrite.co.nz
Thursday 23 June Lincoln Library https://matariki-weavingstars-lincoln.eventbrite.co.nz
Friday 24 June Rolleston Library https://matariki-weavingstars-rolleston.eventbrite.co.nz

Celebrate Matariki with Science Alive!

Come and visit Science Alive! staff as they tell us more about Matariki and have some awesome activities for you to have a go at!

Recommended age range 5-10 years. This is a FREE event.

Caregiver supervision is recommended for children aged 7 and under. Book below:

Monday 20 June Darfield Library https://matariki-sciencealive-darfield.eventbrite.co.nz
Tuesday 21 June Rolleston Library https://matariki-sciencealive-rolleston.eventbrite.co.nz
Wednesday 22 June Leeston Library https://matariki-sciencealive-leeston.eventbrite.co.nz
Monday 27 June Lincoln Library https://matariki-sciencealive-lincoln.eventbrite.co.nz

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We need your help!  - 17 May 2016

We need your help at Darfield and Leeston!

Rhymetimes are fun, interactive sessions of stories, songs and action rhymes for children under 18 months. In term 3 (starting Monday 25th July) Leeston Library will start holding Rhymetimes every week during term time. If you have children (or are about to) in that age group we want to know what time would suit you best.

At Darfield Library, Rhymetimes are also being planned, with no confirmed start date. We would also like to know what day and time would suit you best should this programme start.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Z72PLDV
Rhymetime
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Good books are better with a hot drink!  - 06 May 2016

Coffee and hot chocolate is now available at Darfield, Leeston and Rolleston libraries, just in time for the cooler weather.

$2 Please pay at the library desk.

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Into the East Concert  - 29 Apr 2016

Saturday 28 May - Darfield Primary School Hall 7pm

On Saturday 28 May Selwyn Libraries are pleased to present New Zealand country-folk duo Into the East for a concert at Darfield Primary School Hall at 7pm.  Liv McBride and Graeme Woller of Into the East have been writing and performing together for 12 years and won the National Country Music Duo of the Year title in 2014.  They were also nominated for the Best New Zealand Folk Album award that year.

The concert is $5 for adults, with children 15 and under free.  Tickets can be purchased at any branch of Selwyn Libraries from Wednesday 4 May.

Our libraries' contact details are here https://www.selwynlibrary.co.nz/about-us

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Stepping Up Programme Term 2  - 27 Apr 2016

The libraries are partnering with the 2020 Trust to host Stepping UP, a national computer and internet training programme, offering free sessions at Leeston and Darfield Libraries.

Class size is limited to five. Booking is required to attend the sessions and can be done online at www.steppingup.nz or by phoning the host library.

Free Computer Training

Darfield Library from Friday 6 May 10am - 12pm

Sessions will cover computer basics like Microsoft Word, email, Google and Internet searching and Facebook. The sessions run fortnightly on Fridays from 10am-12pm at the library. To find out  more visit www.steppingup.nz or call Darfield library on 318 7780.


Free Computer Training

Leeston Library from Friday 13 May 10am - 12pm

Sessions will cover computer basics like Microsoft Word, email, Google and Internet searching and Facebook. The sessions run fortnightly on Fridays from 10am-12pm at the library. To find out  more visit www.steppingup.nz or call Leeston library on 347 2871.

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