A rundown of all the activities you can take part in over the school holidays this October.

Lots of things for kids and their families to do these holidays at all our libraries. Check out what's on offer at your local.

Warhammer Paint Workshop
Collect. Build. Paint. Play!
An introductory workshop for kids new to the Warhammer worlds. Pick up a free Warhammer model to paint, courtesy of Warhammer Dunedin, and join the painting workshop to get it battle-ready. You can choose either a Stormcast Eternal or a Primaris Space Marine.
Thursday 12th October, 11am-4pm
Ground Floor, City Library
Suitable ages 7+

Mosgiel Lego Club

Join our Lego leaders, Lauryn and Colin.
Use your imagination and create whatever you want to - everything is awesome at Lego club.
Fridays 6pm -7pm
Downes Room, Mosgiel Library
Suitable: Primary school-aged children.
Children must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18

Waikouaiti School Holiday Programme: FLYING THINGS

Make and decorate a dragonfly or small plane.
Wednesday 11th October, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Waikouaiti Library

Mosgiel School Holiday Programme: Old Book Christmas Decoration
Transform an old book into a beautiful Christmas Decoration for your tree.
Numbers limited: Bookings essential – 03 474 3690 or library@dcc.govt.nz
Suitable for school aged children.
Thursday 12th October, 11am
Mosgiel Library

Young Heroes Costume Workshop
Get working on your very own superhero costume in time for the Carnival of Costume.
Come along and make a shield and mask, just like Captain America’s, or a tiara and cuffs, just like Wonder Woman.
Suitable for ages 7+
Thursday 12th October, 2pm – 4pm
Blueskin Bay Library

Port Chalmers School Holiday Programme: Badges for Kids
Come along and sew an awesome badge with help from Alison – sewer extraordinaire!
Suitable for children who can thread a needle unaided.
Friday 13th October, 1pm
Port Chalmers Library

Mr Yipadee: Happy I'm Me
Best-selling musician and author, Mr Yipadee is back in town!
With comedy, live music, dancing and instruments for the kids to play, come and enjoy a read and sing-a-long of Jingle Bells, Rudolph Smells, Nee Naw the Little Fire Engine, and even Deano’s brand new book Stink-o-Saurus.
Tickets: $2 per person
Bookings: 03 474 3690 or library@dcc.govt.nz
Saturday 14th October

Mosgiel Library, 10-11am
City Library, 1-2pm
Ideal for children aged 4-10

Young Heroes Costume Workshop
He'll help you get working on your very own superhero costume in time for our Carnival of Costume.
Come along and make a Cap’s Cadet shield and mask, just like Captain America’s, or a Little Amazon tiara and cuffs, just like Wonder Woman.
All materials supplied.
(for booking numbers, please book only the number of participating children – adults do not need to count themselves when making the booking)

Suitable ages 7+

Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult– please see the event listing on our website www.dunedinlibraries.govt.nz/events for our full policy on workshops and events for children

Jealous Saboteurs: Teen Writing Competition
Create a piece of writing inspired Francis Upritchard’s exhibition, Jealous Saboteurs at Dunedin Public Art Gallery. The exhibition opens on Saturday 12th August 2017 and runs until 26th November 2017. Visit the exhibition and pick up an entry form from the Art Gallery or any Dunedin Public Library for more details or enter online via our competition entry page www.dunedinlibraries.govt.nz/events/our-competitions
Entry is restricted to high school students in years 9 to 13, and there are prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd-place winners. The competition will be judged by Dunedin writer, David Eggleton and Kings High School Librarian, Bridget Schaumann.
Closing date for entries is 28 October 5pm.

12th August – 28th October
All Dunedin Public Libraries
Winners notified: Wednesday 15th November
Prize-giving: Sunday 3rd December, 12 noon
In association with the Francis Upritchard exhibition Jealous Saboteurs, and in collaboration with Dunedin Public Libraries and Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature. Check the Dunedin Public Art Gallery events page for further upcoming details of the exhibition. Any queries, contact Lynda Cullen 4743249. This touring exhibition, Francis Upritchard: Jealous Saboteurs is a joint partnership with Monash University Museum of Art and City Gallery, Wellington.