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Playful Pop-up Books

12 Dec 2018 - 03 Mar 2019

Robert Sabuda. Alice's adventures in Wonderland: a pop-up adaptation of Lewis Carroll's original tale. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2003

Wednesday 12 December 2018, 9.00am - Sunday 3 March 2019, 4.00pm

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Satu & Sun 10am-4pm


Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero | Central City Library, 44-46 Lorne Street, Auckland Central

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Second-floor gallery space


Zoë Colling

021 723 498


Playful Pop-up Books is an exhibition of 24 stunning examples of movable and pop-up books from Sir George Grey Special Collections.

Highlights include a tunnel book from 1851, a 1930s edition of Pinocchio, contemporary adaptations of the classic children’s stories Peter Pan and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and intricate private press pop-up books.

Escape the heat in the pop-up books reading zone or take a snap of the children in your lives by the dress-ups wall.

Join us for this fun, free activity for children and families in the city this summer.

'Make your own' events 

Sat 15 Dec, 11.30am-1pm & Fri 21 Dec, 10.30am-12pm | Ground floor, Central City Library | FREE

Alongside the exhibition, there will be two "pop-up Christmas cards and lei making" workshops for children and their families on the ground floor of Central City Library. 

Saturday 15 December workshop

Friday 21 December workshop