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Diwali promises fun at Auckland Libraries

A number of public libraries owned and managed by the Auckland Council are celebrating Diwali in their premises starting from October 15, 2016.

Among them is the Blockhouse Bay Library, which will conduct a programme involving the community on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 1030 am to 12 pm.

diwali-promises-fun-events-chart-webLibrarian Harsha Dhankawade said that popular singer Sandhya Rao Badakere and the students of her Swar Sadhana Music Academy will present a number of Hindi film songs in the music segment.

“The programme will include ‘Lavani,’ a Maharashtrian folk dance by ‘Yaatra,’ a dance troupe and another dance item by ‘Chottey Sikkey,’ a dance group of Kesha Surti. Ella Kumar will demonstrate ‘Bollywood Moves’ along with her troupe in an interaction session,” he said.

The Library will also conduct ‘Special Diwali Storytime,’ on Thursday, October 20, 2016 (1030 am to 11 am) and Henna Paining on Sunday, October 23, 2016 (1 pm to 3 pm).

“Children will enjoy creating their own Diwali scene using our colourful interactive picture cut-outs and design and colour Henna painting on paper cut-outs and decorate our special display board,” Mr Dhankawade said.

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