Libraries, Arts, Heritage

Libraries Kept Busy

By Sharon Dixon
Otaki library Manager
3rd October 2012
`Time for a Yarn` Library Session



Great Selection of New Books

Spring is well and truly here and with daylight saving starting we can look forward to long summer evenings, perfect time to enjoy your hobbies. We have a great selection of new books on all those summer activities like barbeques and gardening.

It has been a busy time in the libraries; school holidays are on at the moment and there are programmes at each of the libraries. Come and Explore Space at your library; make aliens and night sky light catchers, construct a giant space station and build and amazing air rocket, see the library website for more details and times


Last week we held the first “Time for a Yarn” session; it was a chance to bring your knitting, crochet, embroidery, hand sewing – anything involving yarn or thread – to the library and share with like-minded people. This will be a regular event held on the last Wednesday every month in the Paraparaumu Library meeting room at 10.15am, starting with a cuppa, followed by a “yarn” when you can work on your projects, share ideas, tips and patterns. Join us for the next session on Wednesday 24th October.

Kapiti Heritage Trail  Recently the Kāpiti Heritage trail was re-launched with new bi-lingual signs, plaques and plinths at 34 heritage sites from Ōtaki to Paekākāriki. There is a new set of four brochures which are available at your library or on-line

The annual Kāpiti Arts Trail will be held on 3 & 4 November, it will be an exciting art-filled weekend. Look online at  and in the brochures that will be available at the libraries and information centres to see all that’s on offer.

Don’t forget the monthly Tea and Tales sessions at Paraparaumu and Waikanae Libraries. Enjoy a cup of tea while you listen to our speakers read from a selection of entertaining and thought-provoking books. First Tuesday of the month at Paraparaumu, third Thursday of the month at Waikanae starts at 10am.

Ka kite ano

Sharon Dixon

Ōtaki Library Manager