After School Clubs and Programmes

Join us for after school clubs and programmes. Some sessions are free and no bookings required; others have a cost attached and require bookings. Book a place on one of our courses by phoning (03) 941 5140 or email: learningcentre@ccc.govt.nz

Browse the listing of after school clubs.

Classes (bookings and payment is required for these sessions and programmes)

After School Studio Time

Come and learn about the Tūranga Audio Video Studio. Learn about the DJ equipment and music recording, and try your hand at video editing. (Half of the term will focus on audio/music production and the
other half on film making/video production.)

Taupuni Oro/Ataata / Audio/ Video Studio, Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4, Tūranga
Tuesdays 4pm to 5pm, 5 February to 9 April
Ages 10 to 13 years, cost $20 per term

See the listings in our events calendar.


Robotics: Term 4 2018

In this course, you will get to use a variety of robots and learn the basics of how robots work and how to programme one to use sensors to complete a set of challenges.

South Library 9 week course - Fridays 3.30pm to 4.30pm
Ages 8 to 12 years, cost $25
See the listings in our events calendar.

Robotics: Term 1 2019

Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre 6 week course - Wednesdays 3.30pm to 4.30pm, 13 February to 20 March
Ages 8 to 12 years, cost $20
See the listings in our events calendar.

South Library 9 week course - Fridays 3.30pm to 4.30pm, 15 February to 12 April
Ages 8 to 12 years, cost $25
See the listings in our events calendar.

Girls Makerspace Workshop Club

Girls Makerspace Workshop Club is an after school programme for girls aged 10 to 13 years. This dynamic and innovative workshop will explore a range of exciting technologies. Over four terms the following topics will be covered - 3D Design; Coding and Robotics; Photo editing and animation; eTextiles and papertronics. Starts the second week of the school term. Students can attend for two terms. 

South Library Mondays 3.30pm to 5pm, 4 February to 8 April
Ages 10 to 13 years, cost $20 per term
See the listings in our events calendar.

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Makerspace Workshop Club

This dynamic and innovative workshop will explore a range of exciting technologies. Each term has a different focus.Topics covered may include 3D Design; Coding and Robotics; Photo editing and animation; eTextiles and papertronics. Starts the second week of the school term.
Ages 10 to 13, cost $20 per term
See the listings in our events calendar.

Term 4 2018 Makerspace Workshop Clubs are at:

Term 1 2019 Makerspace Workshop Clubs are at:

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Minecraft Club

Get creative, start crafting! Build imaginative worlds and battle nocturnal creatures at our Minecraft club. Novice or expert, join the club and play with your friends in our very own world. A tutor will be on hand to supervise and assist if necessary.
More about Minecraft Club (cost $20 per term).

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Free sessions (bookings required)

Reading to Dogs

Christchurch City Libraries Reading to Dogs programme is designed to provide a relaxed, non-threatening atmosphere which encourages children to practice their reading skills and develop a love of reading.

Reading to dogs

Library staff and a dog handler will be present at all times to help facilitate the sessions. Each session is 15 minutes long. Bookings are essential, please call 941 7923. See our calendar of Reading to Dogs events.

Musical Instrument Jams

Have a go with our electronic drums, digital piano, mixer, mics and headphones in this awesome maker space for budding musicians! Great for learners to get extra practice or book in if you just want to try them out. Under 12s will need an adult with them at all times.

Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3.30pm to 7pm.
See the listings in our events calendar.

Code Club

Code Club Aotearoa, Christchurch City Libraries and Verizon Connect are proud to offer a free Code Club for school children Years 5-8. The Code Club will run for one hour per week during the school term, and Verizon Connect technologists will support the children to learn to code.
Thursdays 3.30pm to 4.30pm. Bookings essential.
See the listings in our events calendar.


Free (no bookings required, drop in)

Game Zone

Come join us for an hour of fun at Linwood Library on a Thursday afternoon! Play your fave games like Minecraft, Charades, Connect Four, Pictionary and more. Learn and develop strategies in new games such as Dutch Blitz, Heads Up, Hand and Foot and other group games. Bring your friends or meet some new ones. Ages 8 to 13 years. Thursdays 3.30pm to 4.30pm.
See the listings in our events calendar.

Reading to Emmerson and Emma

Come along and read to Emmerson and Emma – our giant soft toy friends! Enjoy a relaxed, non-threatening atmosphere which encourages children to practise their reading skills and develop a love of reading. Sessions are 15 minutes long. Library staff will be present to assist and monitor sessions.


Upper Riccarton Library Tuesdays 3.30pm to 4.30pm
See the listings in our events calendar.

Kids Makerspace Drop-in

These dynamic and fun workshop sessions will explore a range of exciting technologies. Come and play with electronics, coding, robots and 3D design and printing. These sessions will be drop-in for Term 4 at Tūranga. Thursdays 3.30pm to 5pm. Facilitation Space, Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4, Tūranga
See the listings in our events calendar.

Makerspace

Join us each week in our library makerspace, a place where kids can create and share ideas. There will be a variety of activities and heaps of fun for everyone!
See the listings in our events calendar.

Rocket Club

Rocket Club is a weekly after school programme at Aranui Library during term time. Students can join the club and get involved in different activities based on local and current events in a fun learning environment. Homework help is available. Aranui Library, Wednesdays 3.30pm to 4.30pm.
See the listings in our events calendar.

The Monday Makers Club

Come along to Monday Makers Club, weekly after school making sessions for kids at New Brighton Library! We've got a range of fun, themed activities with new ideas every week. Mondays 3.30pm to 4.30pm
See the listings in our events calendar.

Bookbuddies

Avid reader? Looking for your next choice read? Join our (super fun!) group for book chat, amazing authors, incredible illustrators and fun craft activities. Sessions are on during term time, and not on in the holidays or the first week of term. Age 8 to 12 years.
See the listings in our events calendar.

After School Activity Zone 

Have a blast at our Activity Zone! Join us for art, craft, reading, writing, games and other fun activities. Homework help is also available during this time. Term time only. Recommended for ages 6 to 10.

Shirley Library
Mondays 3.45pm to 4.45pm.
See the listings in our events calendar.

Taupuni Auaha / Creative Space, Hapori | Community, Level 1, Tūranga.
Wednesdays 4pm to 5pm.
See the listings in our events calendar.

VR Gaming

Experience Virtual Reality with the latest Sony PS4 VR games, including Gran Turismo, Battle Zone and Eagle Flight. Ages 13+ years. Free, but bookings may be required on the day.
Wāhi Rangatahi / Youth Space, Hapori | Community, Level 1, Tūranga. Thursdays 4pm to 6pm. Ages 13 plus.
See the listings in our events calendar.

YA Creative Time

Get creative with the awesome new equipment on Auahatanga, the fourth floor of the new library. Fridays are your time to drop in and use a variety of technologies for making your ideas a reality, including sewing machines, 3D printers, craft and vinyl cutters, design software, and electronics. No experience is necessary, just enthusiasm, imagination, and a desire to be creative. Specialist staff will be on hand if you need help. This is your chance to hang out with other creative youth, learn from and support each other, and make really cool stuff. Ages 13 plus.
Taupuni Waihanga / Production Studio, Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4, Tūranga. Friday 4pm to 6pm
See the listings in our events calendar.

YA Studio Time

The new library has a new audio and video studio! And every Friday is open time for teens to come in and play around. No experience necessary, just enthusiasm. This is your opportunity to hang out in the studio, ask our specialist staff questions and meet like-minded new friends. Ages 13 plus. Taupuni Oro/Ataata / Audio/Video Studio, Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4, Tūranga. Fridays 4  to 6pm
See the listings in our events calendar.

Bookings and enquiries

To book a place on one of our courses please phone (03) 941 5140 or email: learningcentre@ccc.govt.nz

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