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Dumbo (2019) (PG) DVD on the big screen - 6 January 2020

January 6th, Monday  - 10:30am - 12:30pm

From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure “Dumbo” expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight (may not be suitable for younger children).

Strongman Stan - Entertainer - 7 January 2020

January 7th, Tuesday  - 10:30am - 11:30am

Brought to you by the Summer Reading Programme, Strong Man Stan is a classic circus act who will amaze you with feats of strength, balance and danger! Strong Man Stan’s performance will have you on the edge of your seat or on the floor laughing! Come along and see this family-friendly show!

Feel the Magic - Activity - 9 January 2020

January 9th, Thursday  - 10:30am - 12:30pm

Intrigue and be intrigued by classic and new magic tricks! Amaze and be amazed by our magician-themed optical illusions and sleight of hand! We have a range of hands-on activities to suit all ages from 2 to 13 (please bring an adult with you).

Madagascar 3 (PG) - DVD on the big screen - 10 January 2020

January 10th, Friday  - 13:30am - 11:30am

Your favourite characters are back, in their most hilarious adventure yet! Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria find themselves on-the-run through Europe in this wildly entertaining and outrageous comedic adventure.

Clowing Around - Activity - 13 January 2020

January 13th, Monday  - 10:30am - 12:30am

Continuing with The Great Reading Carnival, come along to clown around with laugh-out-loud stories, colourful masks, and silly crafts to create and share! We have a range of clown-ish activities to suit all ages from 2 to 13 (please bring an adult with you).

Juggle-Mania - Activity - 15 January 2020

January 15th, Wednesday  - 10:30am - 12:30pm

Just like a budding Circus entertainer, come along to learn juggling skills and create your own juggling tools to wow your friends and family! We have a range of skill-tastic activities to suit all ages from 2 to 13 (please bring an adult with you).

Zappo the Magician - Entertainer - 17 January 2020

January 17th, Friday  - 10:30am - 11:30am

Brought to you by the Summer Reading Programme, Zappo returns to HB Williams Memorial Library with a whole lot of tricks up his sleeve to amaze and entertain you! Don’t miss his exciting family-friendly show!

Toi Rito bookmark making workshop - 27 November 2020

November 27th, Friday  - 3pm - 4:30pm

Adel Salmanzadeh Art in collaboration with Taiki E! have initiated the Toi Rito: Arts for Social Action series using art as a medium for facilitating learning and discussion relating to the UN global Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGs provide a framework for thinking about some of the major systemic challenges we face at a global level through to a local level.

Art is a great communicator and allows for more inclusive and creative thinking to emerge.

Toi Rito in collaboration with H B Williams Memorial library bring you a free bookmark making Workshop to support goal #16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

Free event
Age 14+ (younger participants welcome if accompanied by a caregiver)
Friday 27th November 2020
3pm – 4:30pm
Venue : Mahutonga – Southern Cross Room
H B Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright Street

Celebrate Christmas - 23 December 2020

December 23rd, Wednesday  - 10:30am

Celebrate Christmas in style. Listen to Christmas stories and test your skills to create your own festive crafts to take home with you. Suitable for pre-school to intermediate aged children.

Celebrate the New Year - 31 December 2020

December 31st, Thursday  - 10:30am

Make some noise to bring in the New Year. Storytelling and noisy crafts to celebrate the end of 2020 and the beginning of 2021. Suitable for pre-school to intermediate aged children.

Celebrate Magic: Zappo - 6 January 2021

January 6th, Wednesday  - 10:30am

Brought to you by the Summer Reading Programme, Zappo returns to the library with a whole lot of tricks up his sleeve to amaze and entertain you. Don’t miss his exciting family-friendly show!

Celebrate Endangered Animals - 8 January 2021

January 8th, Friday  - 10:30am

Listen to stories about our amazing natural world and create masks to celebrate your favourite native and exotic animals. Suitable for pre-school to intermediate aged children.

Celebrate Friendship - 13 January 2021

January 13th, Wednesday  - 11:00am

Go on a journey with Li Laoshi (Ms. Li), celebrate friendship through Chinese storytelling, music, and crafts. You may even learn a few Chinese words and phrases. Suitable for school-aged children.

Celebrate Theatre: Turn On the Light - 15 January 2021

January 15th, Friday  - 11:00am

Brought to you by Little Dog Barking Theatre. Full of original music, songs and actions, the puppet characters from Turn on the Light weave a story that helps Tim overcome his fear of the dark. Suitable for pre-school to intermediate aged children.

Paper crafts challenge - 20 April 2021

April 20th, Tuesday  - 10:30am

Unleash your imagination with paper, scissors, and glue. Create a paper mobile, a paper windmill, or a super-fast paper glider. Suitable for school-aged children and their caregivers.

Te tohaina korero Sharing our stories - Momotaro - 21 April 2021

April 21st, Wednesday  - 11:00am

Storytelling and origami with Akiko. Listen to the story of Momotaro the peach boy, and learn how to make a paper Kabuto samurai hat. Suitable for school-aged children and their caregivers.

Te Pihinga Little Sprouts - 22 April 2021

April 22nd, Thursday  - 10:30am

Holiday edition of our fun sing-along and read session, suitable for 2-5 year-olds, their siblings and caregivers.

He Kākano Little Seeds - 27 April 2021

April 27th, Tuesday  - 10:30am

Holiday edition of our fun sing-along and read session, suitable for under-twos and their caregivers.

Mask-making extravaganza - 27 April 2021

April 27th, Tuesday  - Mask-making extravaganza

Have heaps of fun making your own animal or monster mask from new and reclaimed materials. Suitable for school-aged children and their caregivers.

Te tohaina korero Sharing our stories - Mahakirau - 28 April 2021

April 28th, Wednesday  - 11:00am (English) and 1:00pm (Te Reo Māori)

He kōrero tuku iho nō Te Tairāwhiti ~ a story from the Tairāwhiti. Hear the wondrous tale of Mahakirau, brought to you by Te Rūnanga o Tūranganui a Kiwa. Suitable for the whole whānau.

Te Pihinga Little Sprouts - 29 April 2021

April 29th, Thursday  - 10:30am

Holiday edition of our fun sing-along and read session, suitable for 2-5 year-olds, their siblings and caregivers.

Digital Banking Class - 6 May 2021

May 6th, Thursday  - 10 am - 12 noon

FREE digital banking classes at the HB Williams Memorial Library.

Learn to:
• Understand online banking
• Recognise online scams
• Protect yourself online
• Use a test online banking tool

Get confident with online banking!

Contact HB Williams Memorial Library 06 867 6709 to book a place or register online at https://diaa.arlo.co/w/upcoming/location-hb-williams-memorial-library/

Digital Banking Class - 27 May 2021

May 27th, Thursday  - 10 am - 12 noon

FREE digital banking classes at the HB Williams Memorial Library.

Learn to:
• Understand online banking
• Recognise online scams
• Protect yourself online
• Use a test online banking tool

Get confident with online banking!

Contact HB Williams Memorial Library 06 867 6709 to book a place or register online at https://diaa.arlo.co/w/upcoming/location-hb-williams-memorial-library/

Digital Banking Class - 17 June 2021

June 17th, Thursday  - 10 am - 12 noon

FREE digital banking classes at the HB Williams Memorial Library.

Learn to:
• Understand online banking
• Recognise online scams
• Protect yourself online
• Use a test online banking tool

Get confident with online banking!

Contact HB Williams Memorial Library 06 867 6709 to book a place or register online at https://diaa.arlo.co/w/upcoming/location-hb-williams-memorial-library/

Te Ohonga o Matariki ~ Matariki week opening

July 2nd, Friday  - 10AM

Celebrate the rise of Matariki as we start our week-long programme with a karakia and a kapa haka performance from Te Kura Kaupapa Māori ō Māngātuna. Nau mai, haere mai, rarau mai.

Nikau Hindin - Artist Talk

July 3rd, Saturday  - 10:30AM

Tairāwhiti based Contemporary Artist Nikau Hindin talks about the Star Maps that form the basis of her art works, with a focus on Matariki. All welcome.

Stardome

July 5th, Monday  - 1:15PM

Watch ‘Te Iwa o Matariki’ inside an inflatable planetarium and learn how to find the stars of Matariki. Brought to you by the team from the Tairāwhiti Museum, suitable for all ages.

Ron Taiapa - Mahinga Kai, Maramataka Māori

July 6th, Tuesday  - 6PM

Ron, a horticulture teacher at EIT talks about the use of the Maramataka (the māori calendar) as a generic planning tool, and his vision to normalise it for all to use. All welcome.

Waiata - Ngā Manu Tīoriori

July 6th, Tuesday  - 9AM - 9:30AM

Join the library team and Gisborne District Council’s Ngā Manu Tīoriori for a session of waiata. First Tuesday of the month, free, friendly and open to the public. Nau mai, haere mai, waiata mai.

Mahi tītī tōrea ~ Māori stick game

July 7th, Wednesday  - 3:30PM

Learn how to make your own tītī tōrea and practice some basic tītī tōrea movements. Easy and fun activity for the whole family.

Mānawatia a Matariki

July 7th, Wednesday  - 9:30AM

Join Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Hawaiki Hou and watch them perform as they celebrate the beginning of the new year and remember all those who have passed in the year just gone.

Te Aka Rangatahi | The Teen Vine

July 8th, Thursday 

Anime Club for 14-18 year olds. Watch and discuss Anime with other aficionados.


Digital Banking Class - 8 July 2021

July 8th, Thursday  - 10 am - 12 noon

FREE digital banking classes at the HB Williams Memorial Library.

Learn to:

• Understand online banking
• Recognise online scams
• Protect yourself online
• Use a test online banking tool

Get confident with online banking!

Contact HB Williams Memorial Library 06 867 6709 to book a place or register online at https://diaa.arlo.co/w/upcoming/location-hb-williams-memorial-library/

Te Whakatārewatanga ~ Matariki week closing

July 9th, Friday  - 12:30PM

Join in the singing fun with Gisborne District Council’s Ngā Manu Tīoriori as we end our Matariki celebrations with beautiful waiata and a closing karakia. Nau mai, haere mai, waiata mai.

He Kākano ~ Little Seeds

July 13th, Tuesday  - 10:30AM

Let the imagination soar! Listen to stories in our read aloud session for children of all ages.

Read aloud

July 14th, Wednesday  - 10:30AM

Let the imagination soar! Listen to stories in our read aloud session for children of all ages.

Lina Marsh - Colonies

July 14th, Wednesday  - 10AM-12PM

Join Lina to create a crafted coral reef using wool. This collaborative work will be exhibited in the upcoming show ‘Colonies’ at the Tairawhiti Museum. Nau mai, haere mai. All ages welcome.

Te Pihinga ~ Little Sprouts

July 15th, Thursday  - 10:30AM

Fun sing-along and read for 2-5 year olds.

Lina Marsh - Colonies

July 15th, Thursday  - 10AM-12PM

Join Lina to create a crafted coral reef using wool. This collaborative work will be exhibited in the upcoming show ‘Colonies’ at the Tairawhiti Museum.
Nau mai, haere mai. All ages welcome.

He Kākano ~ Little Seeds

July 20th, Tuesday  - 10.30AM

Fun sing-along and read for under twos.

Read aloud

July 21st, Wednesday  - 10:30AM

Let the imagination soar! Listen to stories in our read aloud session for children of all ages.

Te Pihinga ~ Little Sprouts

July 22nd, Thursday  - 10:30AM

Fun sing-along and read for 2-5 year olds.

Te Pihinga ~ Little Sprouts

August 5th, Thursday  - 10:30AM

Fun sing-along and read for 2-5 year olds.

Stepping Up - Digital Steps - Intro to Digital Banking

August 5th, Thursday  - 10AM-12PM

Designed for new computer users wanting to improve their digital know-how.

Description

This session will help you understand banking online.

Recognise online scams and how to protect yourself.

Navigate through online banking platform and how to get started with your bank.

Register online through the Stepping Up website www.steppingup.nz or at HB Williams Memorial Library.

Justice of the Peace

August 5th, Thursday  - 9-11AM

A Justice of the Peace will be available in the Tautoru/Orion room at the library to assist you with witnessing your signature, taking statutory declarations and affidavits, certifying copies of originals.

He Kākano ~ Little Seeds

August 10th, Tuesday  - 10:30AM

Fun sing-along and read for under twos.

Te Pihinga ~ Little Sprouts

August 12th, Thursday  - 10:30AM

Fun sing-along and read for 2-5 year olds.

Stepping Up - Digital Steps - Using Email

August 12th, Thursday  - 10AM-12PM

Designed for new computer users wanting to improve their digital know-how.

Description

This class includes:

- Sending, receiving, replying and forwarding emails
- Sending, receiving and saving an attachment
- Creating folders for groups
- Recognizing SPAM and other potentially harmful email

Prerequisites
- Participants must already have an email account or have attended the Stepping UP Email 1 (Setting up and email account) class.

Register online through the Stepping Up website www.steppingup.nz or at HB Williams Memorial Library.

Justice of the Peace

August 12th, Thursday  - 9-11AM

A Justice of the Peace will be available in the Tautoru/Orion room at the library to assist you with witnessing your signature, taking statutory declarations and affidavits, certifying copies of originals.

He Kākano ~ Little Seeds

August 17th, Tuesday  - 10:30AM

Fun sing-along and read for under twos.

Te Pihinga ~ Little Sprouts

August 19th, Thursday  - 10:30AM

Fun sing-along and read for 2-5 year olds.

Stepping Up - Digital Steps - Smart Phones

August 19th, Thursday  - 10AM-12PM

Designed for new computer users wanting to improve their digital know-how.

Description

Basic tuition to get you started using your cell phone and tips and tricks you may not know.

Prerequisites

Your Smartphone

Register online through the Stepping Up website www.steppingup.nz or at HB Williams Memorial Library.

Justice of the Peace

August 19th, Thursday  - 9-11AM

A Justice of the Peace will be available in the Tautoru/Orion room at the library to assist you with witnessing your signature, taking statutory declarations and affidavits, certifying copies of originals.

He Kākano ~ Little Seeds

August 24th, Tuesday  - 10:30AM

Fun sing-along and read for under twos.

Te Pihinga ~ Little Sprouts

August 26th, Thursday  - 10:30AM

Fun sing-along and read for 2-5 year olds.

Stepping Up - Digital Steps - Intro to Social Media

August 26th, Thursday  - 10AM-12PM

Designed for new computer users wanting to improve their digital know-how.

Description
- Facebook
- Twitter
- LinkedIn
- Google +

Prerequisites

You need a current email address and you must know your password to log in to your email account.


Register online through the Stepping Up website www.steppingup.nz or at HB Williams Memorial Library.

Justice of the Peace

August 26th, Thursday  - 9-11AM

A Justice of the Peace will be available in the Tautoru/Orion room at the library to assist you with witnessing your signature, taking statutory declarations and affidavits, certifying copies of originals.

Justice of the Peace

September 2nd, Thursday  - 9-11AM

A Justice of the Peace will be available in the Tautoru/Orion room at the library to assist you with witnessing your signature, taking statutory declarations and affidavits, certifying copies of originals.

Waiata - Ngā Manu Tīoriori

September 7th, Tuesday  - 9-9:30AM

Join the library team and Gisborne District Council’s Ngā Manu Tīoriori for a session of waiata. First Tuesday of the month, free, friendly and open to the public. Nau mai, haere mai, waiata mai.

He Kākano - Little Seeds

September 14th, Tuesday  - 10:30AM

Virtual version of our fun sing-along for pēpē ~ babies, with a focus on under 2 year olds, this is a fun session for all the family!
https://fb.me/e/2v8HWTYfy

Waiata - Ngā Manu Tīoriori

October 5th, Tuesday  - 9-9:30AM

Join the library team and Gisborne District Council’s Ngā Manu Tīoriori for a session of waiata. First Tuesday of the month, free, friendly and open to the public. Nau mai, haere mai, waiata mai.

Te Aka Rangatahi ~ The Teen Vine

October 22nd, Friday  - 3.30pm

Programmes and events for 14-18 year olds. Every Friday during school term, virtual or face-to-face depending on Alert Level restrictions.
Check our website homepage gpl.govt.nz for up-to-date information.

Te Aka Rangatahi ~ The Teen Vine

October 29th, Friday  - 3:30PM

Programmes and events for 14-18 year olds. Every Friday during school term, virtual or face-to-face depending on Alert Level restrictions.
Check our website homepage gpl.govt.nz for up-to-date information.


He Kākano ~ Little Seeds

November 2nd, Tuesday  - 10:30PM

Fun sing-along and read for under twos.
Virtual via Facebook LIVE or face-to-face depending on Alert Level restrictions.

Waiata - Ngā Manu Tīoriori

November 2nd, Tuesday  - 9-9:30AM

Join the library team and Gisborne District Council’s Ngā Manu Tīoriori for a session of waiata.
First Tuesday of the month, free, friendly and open to the public. Nau mai, haere mai, waiata mai.
Dependent on Alert Level restrictions.

Te Aka Rangatahi ~ The Teen Vine

November 5th, Friday  - 3:30PM

Programmes and events for 14-18 year olds. Every Friday during school term, virtual or face-to-face depending on Alert Level restrictions.
Check our website homepage gpl.govt.nz for up-to-date information.


Te Aka Rangatahi ~ The Teen Vine

November 12th, Friday  - 3:30PM

Programmes and events for 14-18 year olds. Every Friday during school term, virtual or face-to-face depending on Alert Level restrictions.
Check our website homepage gpl.govt.nz for up-to-date information.

He Kākano ~ Little Seeds

May 3rd, Tuesday  - 10:30AM

Fun sing-along and read for under twos. Virtual via Facebook Live or face-to-face depending on Alert Level restrictions.

Te Pihinga ~ Little Sprouts

May 5th, Thursday  - 10:30PM

Fun sing-along and read for 2-5 year olds.
Virtual via Facebook LIVE or face-to-face depending on Alert Level restrictions.





Games for Brains - Te Aka Rangatahi | The Teen Vine

May 6th, Friday  - 3:30PM

Games for Brains for 14-18 year olds. Get together to play games and test your thinking skills.

He Kākano ~ Little Seeds

May 10th, Tuesday  - 10:30PM

Fun sing-along and read for under twos.
Virtual via Facebook LIVE or face-to-face depending on Alert Level restrictions.

Te Pihinga ~ Little Sprouts

May 12th, Thursday  - 10:30PM

Fun sing-along and read for 2-5 year olds.
Virtual via Facebook LIVE or face-to-face depending on Alert Level restrictions.





Writers Hub - Te Aka Rangatahi | The Teen Vine

May 13th, Friday  - 3:30PM

Writers Hub for 14-18 year olds with an interest in writing in any format or genre. Meet, collaborate, be inspired, and develop your craft.

He Kākano ~ Little Seeds

May 17th, Tuesday  - 10:30PM

Fun sing-along and read for under twos.


Erika and Coco Flash - Rainbow Storytime

May 19th, Thursday  - 10:30PM

Rainbow Storytime NZ
Join us for a very special storytelling session with drag queens Erika and Coco Flash, fresh from the green fields of Taranaki. These glamorous and colourful drag queens will be leading interactive games and reading stories to our tamariki about acceptance, inclusion and having confidence in yourself. Embracing sequins, colours and all things rainbow, expect to have an electric storytelling experience like no other!

The Rainbow Storytime session is aimed at toddlers to intermediate students.

Anime Club - Te Aka Rangatahi | The Teen Vine

May 20th, Friday  - 3:30PM

Anime Club for 14-18 year olds. Watch and discuss Anime with other aficionados.

He Kākano ~ Little Seeds

May 24th, Tuesday  - 10:30PM

Fun sing-along and read for under twos.

Te Pihinga ~ Little Sprouts

May 26th, Thursday  - 10:30PM

Fun sing-along and read for 2-5 year olds.

Games for Brains - Te Aka Rangatahi | The Teen Vine

May 27th, Friday  - 3:30PM

Games for Brains for 14-18 year olds. Get together to play games and test your thinking skills.

He Kākano ~ Little Seeds

May 31st, Tuesday  - 10:30AM

Fun sing-along and read for under twos.

Te Pihinga ~ Little Sprouts

June 2nd, Thursday  - 10:30PM

Fun sing-along and read for 2-5 year olds.

Writers Hub - Te Aka Rangatahi | The Teen Vine

June 3rd, Friday  - 3:30PM

Writers Hub for 14-18 year olds with an interest in writing in any format or genre. Meet, collaborate, be inspired, and develop your craft.

He Kākano ~ Little Seeds

June 7th, Tuesday  - 10:30PM

Fun sing-along and read for under twos.


Waiata Mai

June 7th, Tuesday  - 9-9:30AM

Join the library team and Gisborne District Council’s Ngā Manu Tīoriori for a session of waiata.
First Tuesday of the month
Nau mai, haere mai, waiata mai. All Welcome.

Te Pihinga ~ Little Sprouts

June 9th, Thursday  - 10:30AM

Fun sing-along and read for 2-5 year olds.

Anime Club - Te Aka Rangatahi | The Teen Vine

June 10th, Friday  - 3:30PM

Anime Club for 14-18 year olds. Watch and discuss Anime with other aficionados.

He Kākano ~ Little Seeds

June 14th, Tuesday  - 10:30PM

Fun sing-along and read for under twos.

Te Pihinga ~ Little Sprouts

June 16th, Thursday  - 10:30PM

Fun sing-along and read for 2-5 year olds.

Games for Brains - Te Aka Rangatahi | The Teen Vine

June 17th, Friday  - 3:30PM

Games for Brains for 14-18 year olds. Get together to play games and test your thinking skills.

He Kākano ~ Little Seeds

June 28th, Tuesday  - 10:30PM

Fun sing-along and read for under twos.

Te Pihinga ~ Little Sprouts

June 30th, Thursday  - 10:30PM

Fun sing-along and read for 2-5 year olds.


Writers Hub - Te Aka Rangatahi | The Teen Vine

July 1st, Friday  - 3:30PM

Writers Hub for 14-18 year olds with an interest in writing in any format or genre. Meet, collaborate, be inspired, and develop your craft.

He Kākano ~ Little Seeds

July 5th, Tuesday  - 10:30PM

Fun sing-along and read for under twos.
Virtual via Facebook LIVE or face-to-face depending on Alert Level restrictions.

Waiata Mai

July 5th, Tuesday  - 9-9:30AM

Join the library team and Gisborne District Council’s Ngā Manu Tīoriori for a session of waiata.
First Tuesday of the month
Nau mai, haere mai, waiata mai. All Welcome.

Te Pihinga ~ Little Sprouts

July 7th, Thursday  - 10:30PM

Fun sing-along and read for 2-5 year olds.


Waiata Mai

August 2nd, Tuesday  - 9-9:30AM

Join the library team and Gisborne District Council’s Ngā Manu Tīoriori for a session of waiata.
First Tuesday of the month
Nau mai, haere mai, waiata mai. All Welcome.

Games for Brains

August 5th, Friday  - Cancelled

Games for Brains for 14-18 year olds. Get together to play games and test your thinking skills.

Anime Club

August 12th, Friday  - 3:30 PM

Anime Club for 14-18 year olds. Watch and discuss Anime with other aficionados.

Anime Club

August 26th, Friday  - 3:30 PM

Anime Club for 14-18 year olds. Watch and discuss Anime with other aficionados.

Waiata Mai

September 6th, Tuesday  - 9-9:30AM

Join the library team and Gisborne District Council’s Ngā Manu Tīoriori for a session of waiata.
First Tuesday of the month
Nau mai, haere mai, waiata mai. All Welcome.