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Events for Children & Families

Boogie Between the Bookshelves

Join us at Tauranga Library for some stories and snacks followed by a boogie between the bookshelves. Get ready to bust out your best dance moves to some NZ classics and some of today’s best hits. Come in your coolest disco costume and show us your best dance moves, you may just win a spot prize. Adults, we haven’t forgotten you. There will be spot prizes up for grabs for disco costumes and dance moves for you, too. Light refreshments, a drink and glowstick provided. 

This event is for children 4-10 years old and their accompanying whānau. Children will need active accompanying adult supervision throughout the evening. 

Please note: This event will only proceed if we are in CPF green or orange setting. Those aged 12 years 3 months and over will be required to wear a mask in orange. All relevant CPF guidelines apply.

Tauranga Library
Saturday, 21 May
5-6:30pm
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Banana Bongos: Let’s Makey-Makey Music

Come along and create your very own digital instrument using Makey-Makey! Some banana bongos? A pineapple piano? A tangerine tambourine? What will you Makey Makey in this digital music making session?

Love to draw, colour and create? Love technology and seeing all the awesome things it can do? In this session we will be learning about circuits by creating our own digital fruit-themed instruments! These will be made using various craft supplies. Instruments will then get hooked up to laptops using our Makey-Makey kits! We will try out a few different instruments and then learn to play a song together as a fruity orchestra! You can even take your fruit creations home with you.

This event is for children ages 7+.

Tauranga Library
Wednesday, 18 May 
3:45-4:30pm
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Pāpāmoa Library 
Tuesday, 24 May
3:45-4:30pm
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Song Writing Session with Wildlanes

Have you ever wanted to write your very own banger? Come join local singer/songwriter Wildlanes for a 2-hour song writing journey! This session is for absolutely anyone, you don’t have to be a singer or a musician, just come along excited to learn and write some top hits.

Song writing is a beautiful expression and is for absolutely everyone. In this session we will move through the basic song writing tools to some more advanced processes. We will discuss what makes a good song and create our very own. 

This event is for teens or young adults between 14-25 years old.

Tauranga Library 
Saturday, 14 May 
10am-12pm
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Events for Adults

Music Masterminds Pub Quiz

In celebration of NZ Music Month, join us for a fun evening at the pub and test your music knowledge from the 1970s–2000s! The library has a huge variety of biographies to help you brush up beforehand. Grab a team of 4-5 players and book your table now. Nibbles provided. 

This is an R18 event.

Cornerstone Bar, 107 The Strand, CBD 
Thursday, 26 May 
6:30-8:30pm
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Movie Screening: Dawn Raid

Join us for a screening of Dawn Raid, the film chronicling the rise, fall and spiritual rebirth of the most iconic and influential music label in Pacific history, Dawn Raid Entertainment.

Dawn Raid is the story of two Manukau Polytechnic students, Andy Murane and Tanielu Leaosavai'i (aka Brotha D) who turned a bootleg t-shirt business and Hip-Hop night at a local bar in Otara into the influential Dawn Raid Entertainment empire. From humble beginnings to fame and fortune, Andy, Brotha D and the Dawn Raid artists gave voice to a disenfranchised Pacific community, for which the violence of the dawn raids, twenty years previously, was still raw. But the bravado and contempt for the status quo that drove Andy and Brotha D to the top, was also the unravelling of an empire that left an immeasurable musical legacy.

Movie is rated M. Light refreshments will be provided. Photographic ID will be required for a complementary glass of wine or beer.

This event is for ages 16+.

Greerton Library
Wednesday, 11 May 
6-8pm
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Acoustic Hour

Celebrate NZ Music Month with our local musicians who help make it possible. Come along to meet, support and listen to some of Tauranga Moana’s talented musicians perform in our very own library—there’s no need to book, so bring a friend down, too!

Tauranga Library 
Friday, 6 May 
12-1pm 

Registration is not required for this event.

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Posted: Apr 12, 2022,
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