Holiday Programmes

School Holidays

All three libraries hold programmes of stories, crafts and entertainment during school holidays.  Please note start times vary!

Havelock North Library
Hastings Library
Flaxmere Library

Havelock North

Thursday 30 November 3.30pm-4.30pm 8+
Junior Bookworms
For the final session of the year come along and learn how to make a zine.
 
Saturday 16 December 10.30-11.30am 5+
Dance music + sheets of canvas + PAINT ON YOUR FEET = Celebrating reopening Havelock North Library! (old clothes are a must please)
 
Tuesday 19 December 3.30-5pm all ages
#cardboardchallenge :
Help us deal to the leftover book boxes and create something out of them!
 
Wednesday 20 December 10.30-11.15am 
Preschool Story time
Our final story time of the year will be filled with Christmas stories, songs and craft.
 
Thursday 21 December 10.30am-12pm 5+
Chalk Art with Michele
Create a masterpiece with simple sidewalk chalk.
 
Thursday 28 December 10.30am-12pm 5+
Exploring Myths and Legends
Haere mai ki te Whare Pukapuka hou o Havelock North! Hana will be sharing her favourite Maori myths and legends, writers and illustrators.
 
Thursday 4 January 1.00 -3.00pm
Cloud gazing and comic book making
Bring your dreams to life, and put thoughts and visuals to paper.
 
Monday 15 January 10.30-11.30am 5+
Family Detectives
Bring along a family member and get busy creating your family time capsule. 
 
Thursday  18 January 1-3pm 5+
Becoming bookish with Keirunga
Make a booklet using needle and thread with Margot.
 
 
Hastings
No book clubs, Minecraft or Coders during the school holidays, sorry! 
 
Friday 8th December
International time travellers day 
We’ll screen a time traveller themed movie. 
 
Thursday 14th December 3:30-4:30pm 8+
Make, Create, Do
For the final session of the year come along and work on Christmas crafts.
 
Wednesday 20th December 10:30-11:15am
Preschool Story time
Our final story time of the year will be filled with Christmas stories, songs and craft.
 
Friday 22nd December
Movie Madness: Christmas Classics
Our favourite Christmas classics will be playing at 10:00am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm.
 
Friday 29th December
Exploring Myths and Legends 
Whaea Moana will be sharing her favourite myths and legends.
 
Friday 5th January 1:30-2:30pm
Slime City
Are you obsessed with making slime? Come and try out different recipes and see which is your favourite. Be prepared to get messy.
 
Monday 8th January 10:30-11:30am
Family Detectives
Bring along a family member and get busy creating your family time capsule. 
 
Wednesday 10th January 1:00-3:00pm
Will it art? 
Can you turn everyday objects into works of art? Show us how creative you can be.
 
Thursday 18th January 10:30-11:30am
Create your own Superhero
Will they fly, time travel, have x-ray vision or superhuman strength? Only you know so come along and bring your superhero dreams to life.
 
 

Flaxmere

Thursday 14th December 10:30am – 11:15am 
Join us for the last Pre School Story time of 2017. There will be Christmas stories, songs and a fun craft. 
 
Thursday 21st December 10:30am – 12:00pm
Maker space – Christmas Cards! 
Come along and make some Christmas cards to give to your loved ones. Everything will be provided, just show up ready to create. All ages welcome.
 
Thursday 28th January 10:30am – 12:00pm
Maker Space – Robot Craft Lab
Design and build it out of cardboard and craft bits. All ages welcome. 
 
Thursday 4th January 10:30am -12:00pm
Maker Space – Dare to Dream 
Design and make your own Dream Catcher to take home and hang above your bed. 
Best suited for Ages 7+
 
Tuesday 9th January 10:30am – 12:00pm
Makerspace Challenge: Wool!
Come along and feel inspired to create something amazing using wool and other craft items. The only limit is your imagination. All ages welcome.
 
Thursday 11th January 10:30 – 11:30am
Come join Whaea Moana for kemu and waiata! 
All ages welcome.
 
Monday  15th January 10:30am – 12:00pm
Magical Maker Space – Harry Potter Wands! 
Come along and create your own Harry Potter Wand in preparation for Harry Potter Book Night on February 1st. Suited for Ages 10+ 
 
 
We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

To view photos from our previous holiday programmes visit our Flickr Gallery.

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