Lots of dates for your diary in April!
School holidays are from 7 April – 23 April. Keep an eye on our What’s On page for all the cool activities.
Easter runs from Friday 7 April to Monday 10 April, and the library is closed over that period, including Saturday and Sunday. So remember to stock up by Thursday 6 April for your long weekend reading!
Then we have ANZAC Day, which is on a Tuesday this year.
If you find yourself low on reading material over Easter, remember you can always jump on one of our ebook/e-audio apps and you’ll be presented with a cornucopia of literary delights, available 24/7.
You can also indulge your inner cinephile by accessing movies from Beamafilm or Kanopy at any time of the day or night. (Just don’t stay up too late, you might miss out on hot cross buns in the morning!)
Friday 7th April – Good Friday
Saturday 8th April – Easter Saturday
Sunday 9th April – Easter Sunday
Monday 10th April – Easter Monday
Tuesday 25th April – ANZAC Day
For any other queries about open hours, check the Locations page.
The Versions writing project is on again this year!
This is a great opportunity to see your name in print. If you want to have a go at writing a short story, a poem, or a play, use our prompt as a jumping-off point. Your story doesn’t have to be directly related to the prompt, it’s only there if you need something to get started.
Deadline for submissions is August 31, and we’ll publish a physical book as well as an ebook in October.
Prompt – The day Mark Twain came to town.
There will be some workshops to help you along the way – keep an eye on our What’s On page.
Submissions and questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Let your creative muse fly!
Curious about the stories that lie behind the Regent Theatre’s beautiful facade? Join the family tour for an hour and discover many nooks, crannies and spaces that make this jewel such a wonderful theatre. The Regent Theatre was built by theatrical and film company, JC Williamsons, in the 1930’s, during the depression. It was designed by Charles Neville Hollinshed, one of the top Australasian theatre designers. In the 1990’s the theatre was saved from demolition by the people of Palmerston North. Come and see and hear our heritage.
Tours will run on Sunday March 26th at 11am and 1pm. You’ll be guided by Dr Tania Kopytko and Regent Theatre Manager David Walsh. Meet in the Regent Theatre foyer, Broadway Avenue. Tour is approximately 1 hour (it can be a little longer depending on questions).
Up to 30 people per tour. Children must be accompanied by adults and stay with their group at all times, due to theatre health and safety procedures.
Has this display on the first floor of the City Library caught your eye? The vintage medical equipment is on loan from the David Warnock Medical Museum. Its collection features medical and dental equipment spanning more than 100 years, including items dating back to the New Zealand Wars of the 1860s. To modern viewers, some items appear like bizarre torture devices, but when first produced this medical technology was cutting edge – quite literally, in the case of amputations and surgery.
The museum was established by ophthalmologist and dedicated collector, Dr. David Warnock, and is administered by a charitable Trust. From June 2023, the collection will have to vacate its building at the Palmerston North Hospital. You can read more about the efforts to save the museum and its nationally significant collection here – https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/131394602/palmerston-north-hospital-tells-medical-museum-to-pack-up-and-find-new-home
As part of Palmerston North’s Heritage month, the David Warnock Medical Museum will be holding an open day on Friday 17 March. Seize the opportunity to view this fascinating and important medical history collection in its Palmerston North Hospital venue.
David Warnock Medical Museum Open Day
Palmerston North Hospital, Heretaunga Street, Gate 5
Friday 17 March, 1-4.30pm, entry by gold coin donation.
Palmerston North City Library will be hosting events where you can get assistance with filling out your census form.
During these drop-in sessions, there will be Census staff/volunteers from Stats NZ on hand to help.
You simply need to bring your paper forms or online code.
Outside of these events, you are welcome to come in and use the computers and free wi-fi to self-complete your census forms. Library staff cannot fill out the forms for others, but we can put you in touch with people who will help.
Times and locations:
Central Library March 8th, 11am – 1pm
Te Pātikitiki Library, March 14, 10am – 1pm
Ashhurst Library, March 14, 3pm – 5pm
Roslyn Library, March 15, 10am – 1pm
Youth Space, March 15, 2pm – 4pm
Awapuni Library, March 16, 10am – 1pm