Events

Festival of Adult Learning

Join us at the Gonville and Alexander Libraries for the Festival of Adult Learning September 5-11. Download the flyer below:

Alexander Library – Festival of Adult Learning September 5-11

Monday – 5 Sept
9:30am -10:30am
An App a Day – Libby
Discover how to read ebooks, audiobooks and magazines on your smartphone or tablet. Bookings required. RSVP to 027 211 4261 or rachel@whanganuilibrary.com
Tuesday – 6 Sept
9:30am -10:30am
An App a Day – Supergold
Find discounts and special offers for seniors.
Bookings required. RSVP to 027 211 4261 or rachel@whanganuilibrary.com
Wednesday – 7 Sept
9:30am-10:30am
An App a Day – Google Maps
Use Google Maps for route-mapping, sharing directions and getting information about businesses.
Bookings required. RSVP to 027 211 4261 or rachel@whanganuilibrary.com
Thursday – 8 Sept
9:30am-10:30am
An App a Day – Stuff News
Keep up to date with the latest current events with the Stuff News app.
Bookings required. RSVP to 027 211 4261 or rachel@whanganuilibrary.com
Thursday – 8 Sept
4pm-5pm
Online Learning with Your Library
Explore our new online learning resources collection. Find out about learning opportunities including LinkedIn Learning, Pathways Awarua, Khan Academy, and many more ways to build your skills. 
Bookings required. RSVP to 027 211 4261 or rachel@whanganuilibrary.com
Friday – 9 Sept
9:30am-10:30am
An App a Day – PressReader
Read newspapers and magazines on your smartphone or tablet.
Bookings required. RSVP to 027 211 4261 or  rachel@whanganuilibrary.com
Friday – 9 Sept
6pm–9pm
Introduction to Dungeons & Dragons
For new and inexperienced players. Create your own adventure and explore the mansion of an eccentric wizard, solving puzzles and facing danger!This event will focus on character creation before running through a short adventure to introduce you to the system and gameplay of Dungeons & Dragons.
Bookings required. RSVP to nicola@whanganuilibrary.com

Gonville Library – Festival of Adult Learning September 5-11

Monday – 5 Sept
10am-11am
Library Online
A presentation on all of our online services including free access to LinkedIn Learning with our library card
Bookings essential. Contact kat@whanganuilibrary.com
Tuesday – 6 Sept
10am-11am
Zumba® Gold
Gentle, low impact dance-fitness routines for the older adult
Bookings essential. Contact kat@whanganuilibrary.com
Tuesday – 6 Sept
3pm-4pm
Escape room
Imagine being locked up in the Gonville library with only 100 minutes to escape … why not try it yourself to see if you can get out…? Escape rooms test the problem-solving, lateral thinking and teamwork skills of participants.
Bookings essential. Contact kat@whanganuilibrary.com
Wednesday – 7 Sept
10am-11am
Learn to knit
The Gonville Knitters will be here to help novice knitters.
Bookings essential. Contact kat@whanganuilibrary.com
Wednesday – 7 Sept 
1pm-2.30pm
Introduction to Mah-Jong
Come along and play Mah-Jong with the Gonville Games Club.
Bookings essential. Contact kat@whanganuilibrary.com
Thursday – 8 Sept
10am-11am
Be scam savvy
A presentation on how to recognise the most common scams
Bookings essential. Contact kat@whanganuilibrary.com
Friday – 9 Sept
10am -11am
Citizens Advice Bureau pop-up clinic
Drop in and have a chat with our friendly Citizens Advice volunteers.
No bookings required