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Ngā Tamariki o Matariki (The Children of Matariki) July School Holidays - Birkenhead Library

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Tuesday 9 July 10:30 - 2:30 pm: Matariki Printing Press Pop-up

Come learn how to make something from the past. Graham & his 190 year old printing press is back to help us make something special for Matariki. Fun for the whole whānau.

Tuesday 9 July 4:00 - 5:00 pm: Kiwi & Cat Animated Matariki Stories

Learn important lessons for Matariki in animated short films starring Kiwi & Cat. Fun for the entire whānau.

Wednesday 10 July 3:00 - 4:00 pm: Matariki Constellation Colouring

Decorate and colour your own favourite Matariki star to take home or hang on the Birkenhead Library Matariki display. Fun for the entire whānau.

Thursday 11 July 10:00 - 11:00 am: Matariki Cluster Cookies

Create and decorate a delicious star cookie to celebrate Matariki. Bookings and parental supervision required, for ages 5 and above. 

Saturday 13 July 2:00 - 3:00 pm: Tupuānuku Planting

A free and fun gardening workshop for budding green-thumbs! Celebrate Matariki through honoring the star of Tupuānuku with a planting workshop for Tamariki.

Join our expert gardener Ben Zhang for a 1-hour workshop on how to plant and care for your own kai plant. Plants supplied by the Kaipātiki project EcoHub Nursery.

Sunday 14 July 2:00 - 3:00 pm: Dog Safety Workshop

A fun and interactive workshop for whanau on the topic of keeping safe around dogs.

This is a perfect learning opportunity for tamariki, with activity tables, colouring in, a dog safety game and a real live dog to help you practice what you've learnt! 

Tuesday 16 July 10:00 - 11:00 am: Starry Slime Making

Have loads of messy fun making a starry & glittery slime to take home and enjoy. For ages 7 and above. Parental supervision and bookings required. You will to need to bring your own container to hold your slime.

Wednesday 17 July 10:00 am - 1:00 pm: Wastewise School Holiday Workshop

Join the Wastewise Team and learn about recycling and sustainability in a fun and engaging way through games, quizzes, and a visit from Mermenda, Auckland’s resident library mermaid.

Thursday 18 July 3:00 - 5:00 pm: Matariki Movie Matinee

Watch the classic story of a girl’s mission to save her people with the help of a mighty demi-god. Together they cross the ocean on a fun filled, action-packed adventure.

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