Library Notes 10 May 2017

Published on 10 May 2017

Large print appeal

Top 10 books

New Adult Non-Fiction

  1. Mothers’ Darlings of the Southern Pacific: The Children of Indigenous Women and US Servicemen, World War II
  2. Laucala Bay: The Story of the RNZAF in Fiji 1939 to 1967 by Bee Dawson
  3. Stitching with Beatrix Potter: Stitch, Sew & Give 10 Adorable Gifts by Michele Hill
  4. Taken by Rosie Lewis
  5. Getting Away with Murder by Duncan McNab
  6. Eleanor & Hick: The Love Affair that Shaped a First Lady by Susan Quinn
  7. Making Concrete Pots, Bowls & Platters: 35 Stylish & Simple Projects for the Home & Garden by Hester van Overbeek
  8. Adele by Sean Smith
  9. It Takes a School: The Extraordinary Story of an American School in the World’s #1 Failed State by Jonathan Starr
  10. From Battle of Britain Airman to POW Escapee: The Story of Ian Walker RAF by Angela Walker

 

Joanne Dillon (JD)

Community Learning Lead

There are few pastimes that can help you to relax, problem solve, expand your knowledge, broaden your horizons, stimulate your mind or strengthen your memory. Reading is a versatile pastime that covers a variety of interests. You can put down your murder mystery paperback to pick up your tablet and check the sports results,  then reach for a travel brochure or perhaps recipe book. When the chores are done and you’re bored with television, you can pick up your murder mystery and re-enter that story once again, hoping to work out whodunit before the villain is revealed.

It’s ironic that as we get older we gain more time in which to fulfil our enjoyment of reading, but find that various body parts aren’t working as well as they were when we were younger.  Either our eyes are struggling to focus on the words or our hands are finding it hard to hold a heavy book or turn the pages. The publishing industry recognises this and accommodates our changing needs by providing reading material in different formats to allow us to continue on our reading journey.

When commuting, or simply when I wish to ‘read with my eyes closed’ there is nothing like pressing play on a CD player and listening to a novel being read to me. We love having stories read to us as children and even as adults there is something quite nurturing about being read to, especially in winter when it’s too cold to have your arms out from under the covers.

As a traveller I love being able to borrow or buy a stack of books and transfer them onto an ereader. I can leave my weighty travel guides at home with my novels and even magazines, and instead read them all on my one trusty device that weighs no more than a small paperback book. The Kindle is the world’s best known ereader, however if you wish to make use of the ebooks we offer to lend, you will need something like a Kobo that reads epub ebooks. Both of these brands, and other eReaders allow you to magnify the text size of every ebook you download – you could read the book in normal sized font and then enlarge it before you lend it to your husband who is requiring larger print when he reads. It’s like 2 books for the price of one – or none, if you borrow it for free using your library card.

The most common type of reading material for readers who require a larger font is the trust large print book. As we celebrate Festival of Stories at Libraries Horowhenua, we are also opening our Large Print and Audio Appeal for 2017. The volunteers from Friends of Horowhenua Libraries are once again supporting this initiative, operating our Large Print & Audio Appeal display for 2 weeks, assisting customers who wish to sponsor a book. If you have an Mum in the Horowhenua and she claims to have everything she needs, perhaps consider sponsoring a large print book or audio book in her name for Mother’s Day – she will get to read it first, giving her the gift of that new book smell.

 

What’s on in Te Takere

Exhibitions

MASH Trust art on display from 1-7 May

 

Monday to Friday

Volunteer Resource Centre: Talk to the Volunteer Resource Centre about becoming a volunteer. They can help you match your individual skills and interests with a large number of groups who need volunteers. 10am - 12 noon.

Family and local history: Call into the Heritage Room for help and advice on researching your family tree 10am-3pm. 

Today – Wednesday 10 May

Festival of Stories - Papers Past display 10am-5pm
Festival of Stories - record your oral stories in the Studio 10am-11.30am
Festival of Stories - movie based on a book: Whale Rider 10am

Friends of Horowhenua Libraries morning tea 10.30am-12pm

Social crochet and coffee club: Jenny Goyne will teach you to crochet, or bring your own craft project along and join in the coffee and chat and meet new friends 10.30am

Festival of Stories - singer songwriter Glenn Colquhoun 12pm
Festival of Stories - craft your stories with Sue Corkill, publisher 3-4pm
Festival of Stories - children’s movie based on a book: The Magical World of Margaret Mahy 3.30pm
Te Reo classes 6pm
Quiz night 7pm

Thursday

Festival of Stories - record your oral stories in the Studio 10am-11.30am
Festival of Stories - journaling workshop 10am-12pm

Festival of Stories - movie based on a book: He named me Malala 10am

Festival of Stories - Pop-up book stories 10.30am

Festival of Stories - singer songwriter Steve McDonald 12pm

Festival of Stories - Mona Williams: Caribbean Queen introduces stories of New Zealand 1.30-2.30pm

JP Service Centre Shannon Library 2-3pm

Festival of Stories - movie based on a book: 101 Dalmatians 3.30pm

LEGO Club 3.30-5pm - register at Te Takere

Festival of Stories - HYPE Narration in Action with stories of Margaret Mahy 4-5pm

Food trucks from 5pm

Festival of Stories - Ross Kinnaird illustrator 5.45pm-6.30pm

Festival of Stories - Mona Williams: Caribbean Queen introduces stories of New Zealand 6.30pm-7.30pm

 

Friday

Festival of Stories - movie based on a book: The Book Thief 10am
Festival of Stories - Ross Kinnaird illustrator 10.30-11.30am

Festival of Stories - Radha Sahar 12pm

Festival of Stories - Ross Kinnaird illustrator 1.30am-2.30[m

SeniorNet 2-3pm

Festival of Stories - movie based on a book: Where the Wild Things Are 3.30pm

Festival of Stories - Ko Wai Au/Who Am I with Taaniko Nordstrom 3.30-5pm

Festival of Stories - Fireside Stories at Foxton and Shannon Libraries 6.30pm
Festival of Stories - Taaniko Nordstrom: an exploration of cultural identity 7-8.30pm

 

Saturday

Festival of Stories - Cartoon workshop with illustrator Ross Kinnaird 10am-12pm

Festival of Stories - Songwriting workshop with Song Doctor Charlotte Yates 10.30am-12.30pm

Festival of Stories – Singer songwriter Charlotte Yates performs 2-3pm

 

Sunday

Minecraft 1-2.30pm
Festival of Stories - Finale with MC Victoria Gaither 1.15pm

Festival of Stories - Storytelling in social media 1.30-2.30pm

Festival of Stories - Mary Kippenberger storyteller 2-3pm

Code Club 2.30-4pm

Festival of Stories - Karl du Fresne author talk 3-4pm

Festival of Stories - Competition Prizegiving  4-4.30pm

Festival of Stories – Young adults writer Mandy Hager 4.30-5pm

 

Monday

Social Media fundamentals workshop 9-10.15am

Tai Chi 10-11.30am

Social Media fundamentals workshop 10.45am-12pm

Social Media masterclass workshop 1.30-4pm

Minecraft 3.30-5pm

 

Tuesday

Guitar Club 4-5pm

Wednesday 17 May

Social crochet and coffee club: Jenny Goyne will teach you to crochet, or bring your own craft project along and join in the coffee and chat and meet new friends 10.30am
Te Reo classes 6pm

Quiz night 7pm