Wellington City Libraries

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He aha kei Te Whare Pukapuka o Te Māhanga What's on at Karori Library

Welcome

Karori Library

Nau mai haere mai, welcome to the Karori Library webpage. Here you will find information about our branch, the programmes we run and our special events. Thanks for visiting. We hope to see you in the library soon!

 

Storytime

Storytime

Karori Library Preschool Storytime is held Monday to Wednesday at 10.30am in the children's area.

Preschool Storytime sessions run for about half an hour, with stories and songs. Our Storytimes are fun and free - there is no charge, and you do not have to book. The programme is aimed at pre-school children (3 and 4 years old) - but other children are very welcome. We look forward to seeing you there.

Please note - regular storytime sessions on will be replaced by Kōhunga Kōrero on the 2nd Monday of each month, and by Mandarin Storytimes on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. All welcome.

For more information please visit the kids page.

 

Baby Rock & Rhyme

Baby Rock & Rhyme

Karori Library Baby Rock & Rhyme is held on Thursday and Friday at 10.30am in the children's area.

Baby Rock & Rhyme is a fun, interactive session for babies (aged 0 to 2 years) and their caregivers. For more information please visit the kids page.

 

Kōhunga Kōrero: Pakiwaitara i roto i te reo Māori

Kōhunga Kōrero

Kōhunga Kōrero is now held at Karori Library on the 2nd Monday of each month at 10.30am. This Te Reo storytime will replace the regular storytime session once a month.

Kōhunga Kōrero storytimes are held at Miramar, Newtown, Johnsonville and Karori Libraries. Open to all, these free 30min sessions feature stories, rhymes and waita in te reo Māori, and are perfect for 2-6 year olds and their caregivers - everyone is welcome.

Kōhunga Kōrero: E 30 meneti pakiwaitara, rotarota, waiata hoki i roto i te reo Māori mō ngā kōhungahunga me ō rātou mātua kaitiaki..

For more information please visit the kids page.

 

Chinese Storytime

Chinese Storytime

Chinese Storytime is held at Karori Library on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 10.30am. This Mandarin storytime will replace the regular storytime session once a month.

These free 30min sessions feature songs, rhymes and interactive stories - everyone is welcome.

For more information please phone Karori Library on 476-8413.

 

Code Club

Code Club

Code Club is a free coding club for 9-13 year olds. Children will work their way through a range of fun coding projects supported by coding experts. Code Club runs during school term time only. Each child can only register for one school term at a time. A waitlist will be generated once all places are full. Registrations for each term will open towards the end of the previous school term.

Karori Library: Tuesdays 3.30pm - 4.30pm. Please register here: Code Club Aotearoa .

Code Club
 

Let's Go Lego!

Let's Go Lego

Creativity. Problem solving. Storytelling. Fun! At Let's Go Lego, your creative skills will be put to the test as you use the library's Lego collections to design and build your masterpieces. Each session will have a different theme that will inspire you to hone your skills and become your library's very own Lego Legend. Sessions are suitable for ages 5+.

Karori Library: Third Saturday of each month, 2-3pm.

For further information please contact Karori Library. Ph 476 8413 or email WCL enquiries.

 

PS4

PlayStation

PlayStation gaming is available at Karori Library at set times and we welcome you to come and join in the fun. Available on Friday afternoons 3.15-5.30pm and Saturday mornings 9.45-11.45am. Holiday session times may vary. Please book your turn at the enquiries desk. For more information please read our blog article about PlayStation at the Library.

 

Dungeons & Dragons

Dungeons & Dragons

Calling all adventurers -- seasoned questers and fresh-faced recruits alike -- for fortnightly Dungeons & Dragons sessions at Karori Library. We'll provide the Dungeon Master, dice, books and gear. Recommended for ages 9-19. Registrations required. Register at the Karori Library information desk, or call 476 8413.

 

Movie Night

Family Movie Night

Come in your pyjamas, bring a cushion and a blanket, and relax at our fun family movie nights. A different movie selected from our library collections is screened every month (contact the library to find out what's playing). Movie nights are free and bookings are not required. Movies chosen have a G rating, and are suitable for families with young children.

 

Stepping Up

Stepping Up

Stepping Up workshops at Karori Library. Join us to learn computer, tablet and email basics at your own pace with our friendly library team. Fortnightly sessions are FREE and begin Wednesday 13th March, 10am-12pm. Spaces are limited. Phone the Karori Library to register 476-8413.

 

English Learners Group

English Learners Group

English conversation sessions led by ESOL tutor Linda Pears are held at Karori Library on the first Monday of the month, 11am-12pm. All English learners are welcome to attend. If you would like additional assistance with library resources for English learners please email Sandy or phone Karori Library on 4768413 to arrange a convenient time.

 

Book Group

Book Group

An adult book group meets on the last Thursday of every month from 6.30-8pm, on the first floor (non-fiction area) of Karori Library. New members welcome. For further information please email Max.

 

Free Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

Free wireless internet (Wi-Fi) is available at Karori Library. We welcome you to bring along your wireless-compatible device and connect to the WellyWiFi network. Please ask a team member if you require any assistance.

 

Cafe on the Square

Cafe

Within the vicinity of Karori Library is Cafe on the Square. You are welcome to bring your food and drink from the cafe (be it a BLT or coffee and cake) through to the library to relax in our comfy armchairs on the ground floor.

Cafe on the Square
247 Karori Rd
Karori
Wellington
Ph 476 2777

 

Special Events

Beyond the Page

Make sure you check out What's On for Kids and the Library Event Calendar for more special events held at the libraries. These include our school holiday activities and many other exciting programmes and one-off events. We look forward to seeing you in the library soon!

 

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What's on here?

Karori Library offers a range of fun and inspiring programmes and events for children and adults. Please contact us if you'd like to know more!

Picture Karori!

Green Storytime

Green Storytime

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

Summer Scribes

Mayor Visit

Code Club

Code Club

Christmas Storytime

Christmas Storytime

Christmas Storytime

Robot Storytime

Robot Storytime

The Nutcracker - Diorama Activities

The Nutcracker - Diorama Activities

The Nutcracker - Diorama Activities

Seniors Week Morning Tea

Seniors Week Morning Tea

Seniors Week Morning Tea

Beyond the Page - Chinese Calligraphy

Beyond the Page - Chinese Calligraphy

Beyond the Page - Chinese Calligraphy

Beyond the Page - Zine Making

Beyond the Page - Zine Making

Coding Activities

Coding Activities

Coding Activities

Chinese New Year Storytime

Chinese New Year Storytime

Detectives Holiday Activities

Detectives Holiday Activities

Detectives Holiday Activities

Lego Legends

Lego Legends

Lego Legends

Lego Legends

Chinese Storytime

Chinese Storytime

Bugs Holiday Activities

Bugs Holiday Activities

Bugs Holiday Activities

Kōhunga Kōrero

Kōhunga Kōrero

Kōhunga Kōrero