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Artist in Residence

Join Emma Kitson, a Canterbury-born, Wellington-based artist and designer to use printmaking methods that whānau can use at home, to explore the intersection of traditional Māori stories and make bunting to celebrate special occasions. All are welcome to visit Emma at the Darfield Library and interact with her as she works. Emma will be available for several sessions. Some bookings required.

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KidsFest – Book here !

KidsFest bookings are now open ! Book Now

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Paws for reading

Read to a furry friend! Is your child shy or reluctant about reading? Do they need to gain confidence in reading aloud? Reading to a gentle and patient furry friend can help. Selwyn District Libraries are partnering with members of the Selwyn Dog Training Club to offer Paws for Reading. Book your child in to spend fifteen minutes reading to a friendly, carefully selected dog.

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New opening hours

Until November 2018 Selwyn District Libraries is trialing new opening hours based on consultation carried out in the draft Annual Plan. Each of the four libraries have unique hours to enable greater access to library services at times convenient to residents.

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Teen Artspace - Fashion Illustration

If you dream of becoming a fashion designer, merchandiser, or stylist, this course can help make that dream a reality. Learn the elements of a basic fashion design sketch and start to develop your own croquis. This course teaches you to understand, analyse, and draw, female fashion figures. You'll learn how to develop your design ideas as fashion sketches and explore the basic silhouettes used in fashion design and how to represent clothing simply and effectively.

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Beamafilm is a premium movie streaming channel for true stories and independent voices. The collection has been carefully curated to contain over 450 award-winning documentaries, independent features and festival favourites to delight, inspire and entertain you.

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