Winter library fun
There’s plenty on offer at Selwyn Libraries this June.
June is the month for Matariki, and the celebration will feature along with book clubs, storytime, rhymetime and Paws for Reading.
Two Love your Life @Lincoln Library events are being offered. Both events are free, but bookings are essential, see www.selwynlibraries.co.nz.
The first Love your Life @Lincoln Library event will be held on Thursday (June 1) from 7pm to
8pm. The Busy Parents workshop presented by Anna Mowat will cover how to balance kids, home, work, and everything else…and look after yourself.
Next Thursday (June 8), the Snack Attack workshop runs from 7pm to 8pm. It covers healthy, quick and tasty snack ideas for busy people, and includes demonstration, tastings and recipe sheets. Presented by Siobhan O’Brien from Lincoln University Recreation Centre.
Matariki takes place throughout June and there will be book displays and activities for children of all ages available at all libraries.
Four videos displaying Matariki story readings will be playing on the TV screens in libraries each week during June.
Matariki is the Maori name for the group of stars also known as the Pleiades or the Seven Sisters. The Maori New Year is traditionally marked by the rise of Matariki in late May or June. This year it rises on June 25.
Matariki puppet shows will be held on June 13 at the Lincoln Event Centre from 12pm to 1pm, and at the Darfield Library on June 16 from 9.15am to 10.15am.
All libraries will be closed on June 5 for Queen’s Birthday.
Matariki over Lake Lyndon in 2016.