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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.

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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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Miranda McKearney Podcast  - 19 Apr 2016

Last week in a series of events in Auckland and Wellington, social entrepreneur and co-founder of the Reading Agency and the Empathy Lab Miranda McKearney shared her experience and knowledge of the power of reading for pleasure.

With benefits extending well-beyond increased literacy skills, research has shown reading for pleasure also has the capacity to develop empathy, well-being, creativity and cultural understanding. You can listen to her podcast here - http://goo.gl/NZe5uY.

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New databases in the Library  - 15 Apr 2016

Be sure to check out our two new databases. The acclaimed Treaty of Waitangi Collection brought to us by BwB. In our kids section we have Busythings - a fun and quirky app for children aged 3-6.


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April School Holiday Programmes  - 29 Mar 2016

Where are we? Your spaces and places

For the April School Holidays we are looking at our communities within Selwyn District. What is the best thing about your community? What makes a great community?

Come and share your ideas with our FREE holiday programmes - MakerSpace LEGO® - Build your places with LEGO®; MakerSpace – Create your Community out of boxes; and Who’s in your Community? Join us to meet a very special guest - a member of your community!


Event 1 - MakerSpace LEGO® - Build your places

Come and build your own community with LEGO®! Create the places you want in your “village”, and we will record it all in photographs (possibly use our WePublish app to create a book) and showcase on our website! This session would suit children aged 5 and above, however children 7 and under will require adult supervision.

Book MakerSpace Lego

Darfield

Leeston

Lincoln

Rolleston

Thursday 28 April 10.30-11.30am

Tuesday 19 April 10.30-11.30am

Thursday 21 April 10.30-11.30am

Tuesday 26 April 10.30-11.30am


Event 2 - MakerSpace – Create your Community

Build your Paper Town (well, cardboard town) with craft materials provided. Team up with each other to create your very own model community! Old clothes to be worn, as paint and glue will be involved!! At the end of the session we will display your community in your library. This session would suit children aged 8 and above.

Book Create your Community MakerSpace

Darfield

Leeston

Lincoln

Rolleston

Tuesday 19 April        10.30-11.30am

Friday 22 April            10.30-11.30am

Thursday 28 April       10.30-11.30am

Tuesday 19 April        10.30-11.30am


Event 3 - Who’s in your Community?

Join us to meet a very special guest - a member of your community!

Book Whos in your Community

Darfield

Leeston

Lincoln

Rolleston

Wednesday 20 April 3pm-4pm

Darfield Information

Tuesday 26 April 3pm-4pm

Leeston Information

Wednesday 27 April 3pm-4pm

Lincoln Information

Thursday 21 April 3pm-4pm

Rolleston Information

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