Starry Matariki Stories

June 1, 2010 at 8:53 am | Posted in Blueskin Bay, Children's, City Library, Events, Free Event, Library_News, Matariki, Mosgiel, New Zealand, Port Chalmers, Storytime, Waikouaiti | Leave a comment

Start the Matariki celebrations early with a starry tale or two.

Join professional storyteller Kaitrin McMullan and friends as she spins some magical tales bound to delight children of all ages.

  • Saturday 5 June 10.30am, Waikouaiti Library
  • Saturday 5 June 1.00pm, Port Chalmers Library
  • Sunday 6 June 2.00pm, Children’s Storypit, City Library
  • Wednesday 9 June 10.30am, Blueskin Bay Library
  • Thursday 10 June 11.00am, Mosgiel Library
  • FREE

Story teller at Mosgiel Library

June 25, 2008 at 9:03 am | Posted in Children's, Events, Library_News, Matariki, Mosgiel | Leave a comment

We had Kaitrin McMillan (story teller) in Mosgiel Library on Wednesday 18th June, doing story telling around Matariki.

We had two classes from Silverstream (South) Primary School who attended the performance.

Matariki and More

June 12, 2008 at 2:26 pm | Posted in Blueskin Bay, City Library, Events, Free Event, Library_News, Matariki, Mosgiel, New Zealand, Port Chalmers, Waikouaiti | Leave a comment

Join us for a programme of Pacific stories for children with a celestial theme, presented by professional storyteller, Kaitrin McMillan.

  • Sunday 15 June 2.00pm
    Dunedin City Library
  • Monday 16 June 11.00am
    Port Chalmers Library
  • Wednesday 18 June 11.00am
    Mosgiel Library
  • Wednesday 18 June 1.30pm
    Waikouaiti Library
  • Friday 20 June 7.00pm
    Blueskin Bay

What is Matariki?

June 12, 2008 at 2:00 pm | Posted in Matariki, New Zealand | Leave a comment

Matariki is the name given by Maori to the Pleiades star cluster, which rises once a year low in the north-eastern horizon, just before dawn, around the end of May.

Maori New Year usually begins around the time of the first full moon after Matariki first becomes visible.

This year it’s June 6th.

For more about Matariki check out our library website.

Warrington Children’s Book Club – books, lanterns & afternoon tea!

June 4, 2008 at 9:26 am | Posted in Blueskin Bay, Books, Children's, Events, Fiction, Free Event, Library_News, Matariki, Non-Fiction, NZ Post Book Awards | Leave a comment

The Warrington Children’s Book Club met on Tuesday afternoon at Warrington School.

Books we talked about were:

We made paper bag lanterns from a beautiful book called ‘Magic Lanterns’ to celebrate Matariki.

And we heard a couple of short stories from ‘Snake and Lizard’ by Joy Cowley which won Book of the Year in the NZ Post Children’s Book Awards.

And we had afternoon tea too!

Check out our website page for more info and some great booklists!

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