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26 July 2019
What's on in August
We have an exciting lineup of visiting writers coming in August, from the international best-selling author Paullina Simons to Tayi Tibble and Helen Heath taking on Poetry in Aoetaroa. The Women,War & Peace Film series will keep you thinking and engaged from Saturday 10 August. If you feel like staying home, go check out Kanopy our new video streaming platform to access more than 30,000 of the world’s best films.
24 May 2019
What's on in June
The City Library Makerspace is opening in early June, come in for a visit ! There will also be plenty of opportunities to celebrate the rise of Matariki with a range of events and activities.
01 March 2019
What's on in March
Palmerston North’s Festival of Cultures 2019 is coming your way to celebrate the beautifully diverse cultural identity of our city.
12 December 2018
Central Library building
Our Central Library building has been assessed as earthquake-prone. As the building is not deemed dangerous, we're still open for all our usual services and events.
25 June 2019
What's on in July
Jam packed with fun, these school holidays have a little something for everyone!
26 April 2019
What's on in May
NZ music month is here ! And the city library will be showcasing New Zealand’s annual celebration of great homegrown music and the people who make it. Launch yourself into the world of comics with International Free Comic Day on Saturday 4th of May and on Wednesday 22 May join us for National Simultaneous Storytime.
30 January 2019
What's on in February
February is setting the bar for 2019 with our regular activities restarting and a range of exciting free events happening across the libraries. Starting off with the Chinese New year Festival and Waitangi programme. To celebrate Library Lovers Day, we have organised a whole week of activities for people in love with each other and the library!
23 November 2018
What's on in December
Santa's workshops are back! Come along and make your own Christmas gifts this year. We have all our regular programming with a Christmas twist, and the Camerata Choir is set to entertain on 22 December.
22 June 2019
New Library Digital Resources
We've got a selection of new e-resources available! From car repair to learning English - there is something for everyone!
01 March 2019
What's on in April
The Manawatū heat of the Race Unity Speech is coming up to remind us that we all must speak out and work to address racial prejudice and injustice. There is also plenty to do at the libraries these school holidays! Discover our full programme ...
31 December 2018
What's on in January
Ngā mihi o te Tau Hou! Happy New Year! To celebrate Summer Reading we have a selection of fantastic entertainers coming to Palmerston North in January. You don’t have to be participating in the programme to come along. Performances are free and fun for the whole family.
16 November 2018
Baby Bop Xmas Ball Clothes Swap
We are finishing our Baby Bop year with a special Xmas Ball for the babies! Just incase not everyone has some suitable clothes for the ball we are having a clothes swap this coming Thursday after Baby Bop. Bring along pretty dresses, nice shirts and pants, headbands, bow ties and any other accessories you no longer want. Sizes 00 - 3yrs.
Upcoming EventsAll Events
27 August, 10:00am – 11:00am
Tech Chats - Digital Drop In Tuesday
Drop by the Mezzanine floor and join the conversation on all things digital. Get some help and…
27 August, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
A plain infantryman: Brigadier James Hargest, a NZ soldier-politician of two World Wars
Presented by Dr. Aaron Fox, this talk on Brigadier Hargest is timely as we approach the 80th…
28 August, 10:30am – 1:30pm
A volunteer from the New Zealand Society of Genealogists is available to help you learn about your…
27 August, 10:30am – 11:30am
Roslyn Jumping Jellybeans
Free preschool sessions for children aged 2 - 4 years. Enjoy stories, activities, music, craft and…
Part of "Pre-school Programmes"
28 August, 10:00am – 11:00am
Jumping Jellybeans Central
Don't miss out on the most fun you can pack into one hour. Free preschool session aimed for…
Part of "Pre-school Programmes"
28 August, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Awapuni Digital Help Sessions
Need some help with your phone, computer or other technology? Awapuni Library is here to help! Drop…
27 August, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Steady As You Go™ on Tuesdays
Strength and balance for over 65s. A peer-led programme devised by Age Concern New…
28 August, 10:30am – 11:30am
Awapuni Library Book Club
Join us for a cuppa and some friendly chat! New reading theme every month.August theme: Your…
28 August, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Music questions that will test the biggest music fans.Are you expert or novice? Do you have what it…
Part of "Youth Space"
27 August, 12:00pm – 12:30pm
Nau mai, haere mai! All are welcome to sing waiata together.Join with library and council staff to…
28 August, 10:30am – 11:45am
The Evergreen Series
Top tips on life and interests from community presenters, library collections and collective…
29 August, 10:00am – 11:00am
Awapuni Morning Tea- Horizons Environment Chat
Join us for a special morning tea with visitors from Horizons Regional Council to explain more…
Selections from our Librarians
Stories for boys who dare to be different. 2 : further true tales of amazing boys who changed the world without killing dragons