Thursday, April 24, 2014

Get off the couch: Stuff to do at Auckland Libraries these holidays



While many of us could lie on the couch and watch movies or sit and play Xbox for the whole school holidays, if that’s not your thing (or if you decide you want a break), Auckland Libraries can help.

As well as the books and music (and more movies and games), these holidays we have planned some events specifically for our teen customers.

Photography Workshops are being run in several libraries across the City as we explore Horrible History and Heroes through the lens of a camera (or your smart phone).  Tips and advice on how to take the best photos and the opportunity to exhibit your work during the Festival of Photography which runs throughout June around Auckland.  Botany, Central City, Mt Roskill, Sir Edmund Hillary Papakura, Waitakere and Warkworth are all running sessions.  Bookings may be required so check with the library nearest you.

It doesn’t get much more horrible when it comes to history than the Black Death.  On Thursday May 1st the Black Death is coming to Warkworth Library especially for the 13+ crowd.  Learn how to make yourself look truly deadly and then revive yourself with some of the team’s famous munchies (I would probably go just for these as they are great cooks at Warkworth).

Parnell Library is also getting creative – daring you to be 3D.  Create a picture of yourself as an historical figure or hero and it could be chosen to become a mini 3D version of yourself. Entries must be in by 6pm 28th April and the winning image will be create with the help of the team from 3D Hobby Club on Friday 2nd May.

Meanwhile, Highland Park have a scavenger hunt, Mt Abert has a photo booth and are making fashion headpieces, Kumeu are showing you how to make your own glow in the dark wristbands and several libraries are having gaming sessions.

And if that’s not enough you could always just pay us a visit to take out one of the newest books, CD’s, DVD’s or graphic novels in the collection.

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