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Awapuni Library Book Club Poem

Awapuni Library Book Club Poem

This delightful poem was written by Tom Robertson after the first ever Awapuni Library Book Club meeting. The Book Club was the brain child of Awapuni Library volunteer Jenni Rockliffe with the first meeting held on the 28th of August 2019. Open to the public the group meet once a month at Awapuni Library to discuss the set themed books they have read.

 
Children's Artwork at Awapuni Library

Children's Artwork at Awapuni Library

Colouring in and artwork done by the children who visit Awapuni Library. Many of the children like to leave their artwork behind to display on ‘the wall’ for everyone to enjoy.

Creator
Date
November 23, 2019
Place
College Street, Palmerston North
 
Matariki Celebration at the Awapuni Library 2019

Matariki Celebration at the Awapuni Library 2019

Matariki Celebration at the Awapuni Library 2019.   Kai, entertainment, activities and fun! This included Arumaki Pasene-Grennell who brought taonga pūoro to share in a hands on session and tamariki from Te Reo Tupua O Awapuni Kohanga Reo who presented us with a lovely, special performance!  Kai also included boil up and fry bread! Yum!

 
Matariki Celebration at the Awapuni Library 2019

Matariki Celebration at the Awapuni Library 2019

  Matariki Celebration at the Awapuni Library 2019.   Kai, entertainment, activities and fun! This included Arumaki Pasene-Grennell who brought taonga pūoro to share in a hands on session and tamariki from Te Reo Tupua O Awapuni Kohanga Reo presented us with a lovely, special performance!  Kai also included boil up and fry bread! Yum!

 
The Promise of Puanga - A Matariki Show

The Promise of Puanga - A Matariki Show

The Promise of Puanga show was presented by author Kirsty Wadsworth. She used sand art to illustrate the story at the Awapuni Library during the 2019 July school holiday. "There is a bright new star in the winter sky - Puanga, cousin to the Matariki sisters. Each year, she appears to the people of Aotearoa as a special sign that winter and the Maori new year are coming..."

 
The Promise of Puanga - A Matariki Show

The Promise of Puanga - A Matariki Show

  The Promise of Puanga show was presented by author Kirsty Wadsworth. She used sand art to illustrate the story at the Awapuni Library during the 2019 July school holiday. "There is a bright new star in the winter sky - Puanga, cousin to the Matariki sisters. Each year, she appears to the people of Aotearoa as a special sign that winter and the Maori new year are coming..."

 
Slime Time with Youthline at Awapuni Library

Slime Time with Youthline at Awapuni Library

 Youthline youth workers Matt and Leah entertain children at a slime making session held at the Awapuni Library over the school holidays.  Lots of messy fun had by all! 

Creator
Date
October 2018
Place
College Street, Awapuni
 
Slime Time with Youthline at Awapuni Library

Slime Time with Youthline at Awapuni Library

Youthline youth workers Matt and Leah entertain children at a slime making session held at the Awapuni Library over the school holidays.  Lots of messy fun had by all!

Creator
Date
October 2018
Place
College Street, Palmerston North
 
Care and Craft Group at Awapuni Community Centre

Care and Craft Group at Awapuni Community Centre

Members of the Care and Craft group take part in lace making at the Awapuni Community Centre. Pictured outside, is a red tractor. The tractor was a permanent and much-loved piece of play equipment at the park. Hazel Cooksley founded the group in the 1970s, and based it on the format developed by Elsie (surname unknown) and run at the Rangiora Community Centre. The group provided social interaction and activities including; crafts; card games; sing-alongs and celebrations. The group was very popular, with van loads of residents from rest homes joining the sessions.

 
Care and Craft Group at Awapuni Community Centre

Care and Craft Group at Awapuni Community Centre

Members of the Care and Craft group take part in basket making at the Awapuni Community Centre. Hazel Cooksley founded the group in the 1970s, and based it on the format developed by Elsie (surname unknown) and run at the Rangiora Community Centre. The group provided social interaction and activities including; crafts; card games; sing-alongs and celebrations. The group was very popular, with van loads of residents from rest homes joining the sessions.

 
Care and Craft Group at Awapuni Community Centre

Care and Craft Group at Awapuni Community Centre

Members of the Care and Craft group take part in lace making at the Awapuni Community Centre. Pictured in the pink blouse is Hazel Cooksley, who founded the group based on the model operating at the Rangiora Community Centre. The group provided social interaction and activities including; crafts; card games; sing-alongs and celebrations. The group was very popular, with van loads of residents from rest homes joining the sessions.

 
Care and Craft Group at Awapuni Community Centre

Care and Craft Group at Awapuni Community Centre

Members of the Care and Craft group take part in basket making at the Awapuni Community Centre. Hazel Cooksley founded the group in the 1970s, and based it on the format developed by Elsie (surname unknown) and run at the Rangiora Community Centre. The group provided social interaction and activities including; crafts; card games; sing-alongs and celebrations. The group was very popular, with van loads of residents from rest homes joining the sessions.

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