Birkenhead Library School Holiday Programme


Birkenhead Library, corner Rawene Road &, Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead, Auckland

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Tuesday 12 July 2022

Wednesday 13 July 2022

Thursday 14 July 2022

Tuesday 19 July 2022

Wednesday 20 July 2022

Thursday 21 July 2022

Saturday 23 July 2022

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Birkenhead July School Holidays
Birkenhead July School Holidays (1)

Twilight Matariki Storytime

  • Tue 12 July 5.45pm. RSVP essential | Join us for a cosy evening in the library as we celebrate Matariki with a special storytime. Hear some of the traditional stories about Matariki and learn how to use Rākau sticks and Poi. Fun for the whole whānau. Stories and activities designed for 5 to 10-year-olds.  

Tupuānuku Workshops

  • All About Seedlings | Wed 13 July, 2pm. RSVP essential | Tupuānuku is the star associated with kai grown in the ground. Join us to learn how to plant your own seedlings. Suitable for ages 5+
  • Seed Bombs | Thu 14 July, 11am. RSVP essential | Make your garden explode with life using our wonderful seed bombs. The bees will be blown away. Suitable for ages 5+.
  • Matariki Rhymetime at Takapuna | Tue 19 July, 10am. RSVP essential | Come along for a special in person Matariki Rhymetime at Takapuna War Memorial Hall.
  • Poi Making | Wed 20 July, 3pm. RSVP essential | Poi are an important element of kapa haka performances, and are a lot of fun to create and use! We will be making our own poi using sustainable materials and learning how they accompany waiata.
  • Matariki Printing Press | Thu 21 July and Sat 23 July, 10.30am-1pm | We are excited to have Graham, from Inkiana Press, at the library with his wonderful letterhead printing press. Learn how to set your own name in lead type and print your own Matariki poster to take away. Be sure to drop in.
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