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Soldiers Remembered Today until April 30, 9am-6pm The soldiers from Heathcote Valley who died in World War 1 are individually remembered in this exhibition. Staff from the library researched the lives of each of the soldiers listed on the Heathcote Valley War Memorial and have created a touching glimpse into the lives of some locals who paid the supreme sacrifice for their country. Linwood Library, Eastgate Mall Babytimes/Wā Pēpi Today, 11-11.30am Encourage learning through language. Babytimes is an interactive programme including rhymes, songs, stories and play. This is a free session. South Library, 66 Colombo St Christchurch Athenians Toastmasters Today, 7.30-9.15pm Do you get nervous when you talk in front of a group? Maybe you’d like to feel more confident when you speak? Learn by doing it in a friendly and supportive environment at your own pace. Woolston Club, 43 Hargood St
Creative Writing Wednesdays Tomorrow, 4-5.45pm If your imagination runs wild and you want to learn how to put those ideas on paper in a way that makes sense, head along to this creative writing class. It will suit people new to creative writing, or those wanting to hone their skills, pick up some tips and learn from other aspiring writers. Find some fictional books while you’re at the library, or some books on creative writing. Linwood Library, Eastgate Mall. Free entry Mid-Week Laughter Club Tomorrow, 6-7pm The focus of the club is to get over the stress of the first part of the week and have a positive outlook for the rest. The event aims to release endorphins and help you relax and lower stress levels. There is no comedy, stand up or jokes at this session. Instead,you are encouraged to make yourself laugh at nothing at all for the purpose of relaxing. St Marks Methodist Church, cnr Barrington and Somerfield Sts. Entry
STORYTIMES: Encourage your child to learn through a love for stories. Super Saturday Storytimes is an interactive programme, including stories, songs, rhymes and play. This will be a free session aimed at young children. It will be on Saturday, 11-11,.30am, at the South Library. Reading to Dogs Tomorrow, 3.30-4.30pm The programme uses dogs which are the beloved pets of the city council animal management team. These hairy friends have all been trained and tested for health, safety and temperament. The dogs can increase a child’s relaxation while reading, they listen attentively, do not judge, laugh or criticise and allow children to proceed at their own pace. Library staff and a dog handler will be present at all times to help facilitate the sessions. Sessions are 15min. South Library, 66 Colombo St Scrabble Club Tomorrow, 1.30-3.30pm Go along to the Scrabble Club. No obligation, just go along when
you can and join the friendly group. Some boards provided, but feel free to take your own. No fee. Te Hāpua Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd Busy book club Thursday, 3.30-4.30pm Join our free after school club where we will explore new books, arts, crafts and technology. For seven to 10-year-olds. No bookings required and this will be a free event. South Library, 66 Colombo St Gamezone Thursday, 3.30-4.30pm Go to the Linwood Library for an hour of fun on a Thursday afternoon. Play great favourites like Minecraft, Charades, Connect Four, Pictionary
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and more. Learn and develop strategies in new games such as Dutch Blitz, Heads Up, Hand and Foot and group games. Join in for X-box and PS4 tournaments. Take your friends or meet some new ones; all children aged eight to 12 welcome. No booking or payment required. Linwood Library, Eastgate Mall Opawa Farmers’ Market Sunday, 9am-noon Find some organic and delicious produce from local growers. Enjoy sipping on a coffee while wandering around the market and checking out the food on offer. From artisan bread and french pastries to fresh berries and local cheeses, there will be something for everyone. 275 Fifield Tce. Free entry
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