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Holiday season at Auckland City Libraries

AUCKLAND CITY COUNCIL

MEDIA RELEASE

30 November 2006

Get into the holiday season at Auckland City Libraries

To help the whole family get into the summer holiday season, Auckland City Libraries is celebrating a variety of themed events and activities.

Five to 12 year-olds have until 17 December to register for the summer holiday programme - Hot Summer Cool Books: Passport to Wonderland. This programme runs from 10 December to 5 February.

If you check out any five items in our Take 5 competition, which runs from 11 December to 8 January, you’ll have a chance to win a fantastic hamper of books to the value of $100.

Waiheke Community Library invites parents to an informative and insightful evening at Te Huruhi School Hall on 6 December with author and social commentator Celia Lashlie.

The entire family can enjoy the festive tunes of the Auckland Philharmonia Young Achievers Christmas Concert on 8 December at the Central City Library. Ticketsare on sale now.

Children young and old are invited to help celebrate the launch of New Zealand author Witi Ihimaera’s new children’s book The Amazing Adventures of Razza the Rat with a very special storytime at the Central City Library on 10 December.

Try out the latest Xbox and PS2 games, at the Central City Library on 15 December and at the Otahuhu Community Library on 16 December. Pit your skills against other competitors in our gaming events. The games are also available to rent.

Visit www.aucklandcitylibraries.com/exploreyourcommunity/events for more details.

– The following is a complete list of events in December 2006 and January 2007.

• 2 December, Ensemble Philharmonia Series 2006 - Minstral String Quartet

Central City Library, 44-46 Lorne Street, Central city

1pm-2pm

• 4 – 23 December, Great Christmas Cook-off

Blockhouse Bay Community Library, 578 Blockhouse Bay Road, Blockhouse Bay

• 6 December, A Potpourri of Poetry

Blockhouse Bay Community Library, 578 Blockhouse Bay Road, Blockhouse Bay

6.30pm-7.30pm

• 8 December, APO Young Achievers Christmas Concert

Central City Library, 44-46 Lorne Street, Central city

6pm-8pm

• 10 December, Witi Ihimaera book launch and storytime

Central City Library, 44-46 Lorne Street, Central city

12.30pm

• 10 December – 5 February, Hot Summer Cool Books: Passport to Wonderland

At your local community library.

• 11 December – 8 January, Take 5 competition

At your local community library.

• 15 December, Xbox and PS2 games launch for teens

Central City Library, 44-46 Lorne Street, Central city

5.30pm-7.30pm

• 15 December, Christmas storytime with Mr Mystery the Magician

Mt Albert Community Library, 84 St Lukes Road, Mt Albert

11am

• 15 December, carol singing

Onehunga Community Library, 85 Church Street, Onehunga

11.15am

• 16 December, Xbox and PS2 games launch for teens

Otahuhu Community Library, 12 High Street, Otahuhu

11am-1pm

• 16 December, how to draw manga

Mt Albert Community Library, 84 St Lukes Road, Mt Albert

2pm-3.30pm

• 23 December, Christmas Play

Blockhouse Bay Community Library, 578 Blockhouse Bay Road, Blockhouse Bay

10.30am

• 10 January, create a music website for teens

Central City Library, 44-46 Lorne Street, Central city

11am-1pm

• 17 January, jewellery workshop for teens

Central City Library, 44-46 Lorne Street, Central city

11am-1pm

• 24 January, blogging workshop for teens

Central City Library, 44-46 Lorne Street, Central city

11am-1pm

• 31 January, scrapbook workshop for teens

Central City Library, 44-46 Lorne Street, Central city

11am-1pm

Ends


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