5 Sep 2020

The Festival of Adult Learning

Take part in the Festival of Adult Learning Ahurei Akonga



Please note - a number of our planned courses for the Festival have been cancelled due to the most recent extension to Alert Level 2. An updated programme is below.  

The library encourages adult learning at all levels and is offering a range of classes, workshops, drop-in sessions and activities. 

Learn more about cooking to a budget, brush up on your Te Reo, have a go at Tai Chi, knitting or even robotics. 

Throughout the week there will be spot prizes to be won at each event. The more you attend, the more chances there are to win!


Ladies-only Cycle Maintenance - will be held outside

Monday 7 September, 11:30am

Learn a few tips on keeping your bikes in good condition and how to fix a flat tyre on your own. Everyone gets a hands-on practice and a tyre repair kit to take home. There are no silly questions in this relaxed session! All welcome - feel free to bring your kids.


Te Reo for Beginners - to be held at a later date TBA

Wednesday 9 September, 11:30am

Join us for an introduction to Te Reo Māori. This will cover pronunciation, basic words and local place names. Bookings required.


Get Knitting - Cancelled 


Have a go at Tai Chi - will be held outside

Thursday 10 September 12:30-1:15pm

Be taken through a series of moves and provide a great introduction to Tai Chi.


Get Sewing - going ahead

Friday 11 September, 10am-5pm                                                                     Use our sewing machines to finish any projects, start something new or just get creative. Thread provided, bring your own material or project to work on.
Bookings required.


LEGO Robotics - cancelled


Get your game on - cancelled


Cooking for a Budget - cancelled



All events will be held at the Elma Turner Library. For bookings or more information contact library@ncc.govt.nz, (03) 546 8100 or asking one of our friendly librarians.