Fun day Sundays at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre

If you’re looking for some free family fun at the weekend then Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre is the place to be.

Halswell Fun Day

This Sunday 6 March, our unique Halswell facility (library, swimming pool, and CCC service desk) will host a range of fun activities. More FM will be on site from 10am to 1pm with free facepainting and lollies. The library will also have:

  • Family Games 10 am to 12noon
  • Makerspace 1pm to 3pm
  • Guess the number of jelly beans in the jar?
  • Colouring competition – winners to be announced Monday 7 March

If someone you know doesn’t have a library membership yet then this is their opportunity. We’ll be giving away a free pool pass to the first 50 people who become a library member on the day.

Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre opening
New library cards, Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre opening, Flickr CCLTeHāpua-2015-11-28-_1080645

All about women – Sunday 6 March 2016

Last March, I went to the University of Canterbury for a panel on How to be a feminist and a session live from the Sydney Opera House. It was brilliant! Just before International Women’s Day, the Sydney Opera House brings you All about women. There was going to be a live simulcast shown at University of Canterbury, but unfortunately this has been cancelled. Hopefully the session will be recorded, as last year’s was.

All about women

What needs to change? panel discussion

First up at 2.30pm: What needs to change? featuring Masha Gessen, Crystal Lameman, Mallory Ortberg, Ann Sherry and Anne-Marie Slaughter.

If you could change the world overnight, what would you do first? What needs to change? We ask our panel to tell us what crucial levers they would pull if they had the power to change things overnight.

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Orange is the new black with Piper Kerman

Piper Kerman’s memoir Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison was the source material for the super popular Netflix series. So popular that it has its own abbreviation: OITNB. Piper will talk about the lessons she learned ‘doing time’ and:

how the generosity and acceptance of the women she met inside inspired her to become an advocate for the rights of female prisoners.

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All about women – reading list

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Our page on International Women’s Day has more feminist resources and reading for you to explore.