Kia ora everyone,
We’re getting ready at Waiheke Library for an awesome Matariki July school holiday programme, and we look forward to seeing you there! Our theme these holidays is:
Ngā Tamariki o Matariki
See below for details, all of these events have limited numbers so bookings are required, you can email [email protected] to book your places.
You can also view our event listings on our Facebook page @waihekelibrary.
Fun Slime and Rainbows!
Wednesday 13 July 2pm – 3:30pm
Explore the science & art of water with saline slime, chromatography & more! Limited numbers, bookings essential.
Crafty Kites and Capes!
Friday 15 July 2pm – 3:30pm
Get crafty & test the weather with traditional kite & rain cape designs. Limited numbers, bookings essential.
Circuit of Life
Tuesday 19 July 2pm – 3:30pm
Zoom from earth to sky & back again with seed planting & soaring birds. Limited numbers, bookings essential.
Thursday 21 July 2pm – 3:30pm
Create satisfying sensory balls & starshaped remembrance boxes, then wish upon a star. Limited numbers, bookings essential.
Throughout the holidays we will also have activities that you can do anytime – including a scavenger hunt, and activity packs which can be taken home or made in the library.
And finally, there’s also an online challenge set up in Beanstack – https://aucklandlibraries.beanstack.com/. Beanstack is a tool you can use to keep track of all the books you read as well as giving you the opportunity to participate in fun activities and go in a draw to win awesome prizes!
How does this challenge work?
– Log every day you read and earn Ngā Tamariki o Matariki badges. The more you read and log, the more badges you’ll earn!
– Complete activities in each of six sets to earn more Ngā Tamariki o Matariki badges. These badges are based on the family of Matariki. Some of the stars have been paired in badges to speak to the balance they form in nature:
- Tupuānuku – Tupuārangi
- Waitī – Waitā
- Waipunārangi – Ururangi
So we’re getting ready at the library to explore the the many themes of Matariki these holidays with Ngā Tamariki o Matariki and we look forward to seeing you there!
Rhiannon Beolens | RLIANZA | Senior Librarian Children and Youth
Waiheke Library | Connected Communities
Mobile 027 250 6714
131-133 Ocean View Road, Oneroa, Waiheke Island 1081
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