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What's on at Newtown Library?


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Want to know about events, groups and new features at Newtown Library? This page will keep you up to date!


Friday Flicks @ 6

Newtown residents enjoying the Friday Flicks at 6 programme at Newtown Library

On the first Friday of each month we screen a family friendly feature film from the library's collection.

Sessions begin at 6pm in the children's area at the library. These screenings are free to attend.

We have special permission to screen these films for free in public libraries as long as we don't advertise the film name online. Please call Newtown Library (389-2830) during library opening hours to get more details about the film screenings and reserve your seat.

Kōhunga Kōrero

Kohunga Korero

Nau mai, haere mai ki Omāroro! Come and join us at Newtown Library on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 10:30am. Open to anyone, these free 30 min sessions feature stories, rhymes and waiata in te reo Māori, and are perfect for 2-6 year olds and their caregivers. Early childhood centres are welcome. You don't need to be a fluent Māori speaker for you and your tamariki to enjoy the sessions.

Free Wi-Fi at Newtown Library

Did you know that the free wi-fi network available in Wellington's CBD also includes Newtown Library?


To connect, you'll need a wireless-capable device. Most smartphones, tablets and laptops are able to connect to the network - look for 'cbdfree' in your list of available wifi networks on your device. If you experience any issues connecting, more information is available at www.cbdfree.co.nz.

Please note: printing facilities from the wi-fi network are not available.

Social English Group

Come along to our Social English Conversation Group at Newtown Library. It's free on Wednesday mornings from 11am-12pm. It's very friendly and we all just chat to improve our English conversation skills. All levels of English are welcome!

Where: Newtown Library

When: Every Wednesday at 11am - 12pm


Pre-school Storytime

Preschool storytime at Newtown Library

Pre-school Storytime at Newtown Library occurs every Wednesday at 10.30am in the children's area. Storytime runs for about half an hour, with stories, rhymes and songs. Pre-school storytimes are fun and free - there's no charge, and you don't have to book. The sessions are aimed at pre-school age children (three and four years old) - but younger siblings are always welcome!


Newtown's Community Display Cabinet

Polly Pocket Collection in Display cabinet

We have a fun way for you to be involved in Newtown - bring us your treasured collections to display!

We've had collections of origami, Dutch curios, Matchbox cars and Harry Potter figurines, so all ideas are welcome.

Register your interest with one of our friendly staff when you come into Newtown library.


Zine collection

Zine collection

Newtown library holds an amazing collection of zines - mini publications, usually handmade - on a wide range of topics, from comics to DIYs to social commentary, and many many more. You can even donate your own zine to our collection if you wish! Just bring your zine into any library and it will be catalogued into our collection and shelved into our fantastic zine collection!

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