Get crafty in your local library

Knitting is making a resurgence as a hobby, and nowhere is this more evident than at your local library.

Six of our libraries hold knitting and craft sessions, where you can bring your latest craft project – something you can fit in a bag may be the only restriction – no potters’ wheels or full size looms!

Knitters at Fendalton LibraryJust turn up and join a friendly bunch of like-minded people who like to indulge in their knitting, crochet, embroidery,  or other crafts, while chatting and sharing their skills with others.

You can also browse the library shelves while you’re there for inspiration for your next knitting, crochet or other craft project; the 746 section of the Non-Fiction area is a good place to start.

A few of our libraries are also celebrating World Wide Knit in Public Day . Peterborough Library is having a knitting event on Saturday June 8th, Lyttelton library will be gathering to knit on Saturday June 8th, from 11am -12.00pm and Akaroa will be getting the needles working on Friday, June 7th from 2-4pm and Saturday,  June 8th from 10am-1pm.

So come and join one of the groups listed below, meet new people and get that project finished.

Parklands Library: Craft Group –  alternate Mondays, 10.30 – 11.30am

Upper Riccarton Library: Knit ‘n’ Stitch – Tuesdays, 1 – 2 pm

Shirley Library: Knit, Crochet & Yarn Club – Tuesdays,  2 – 4 pm

Central Peterborough Library : Knit ‘n’ Yarn – Wednesdays, 12 – 2 pm

Hornby Library: Knit ‘n’ Yarn – Thursdays, 10 – 11am

Fendalton Library: Knit ‘n’ Yarn – Thursdays, 2 – 3.30pm

Fiction A to Z: picks from our latest newsletter

Some picks from our May Fiction A to Z  newsletter:

Cover: Life After Life Cover: Frances and Bernard Cover: The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards Cover: Telling the Bees Cover: Reconstructing Amelia Cover: The Whiteness of the Whale Cover: The Flame Throwers Cover: Amity and Sorrow Cover: American Dream Machine

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