Library Notes 24 May 2017

Published on 24 May 2017

people and places space

Top 10 books

New Adult Non-Fiction

  1. Arm Knitting: 30 No-needle Projects for you & your Home
  2. Great American Railroad Journeys
  3. Traveling with Ghosts: A Memoir of Love & Loss by Shannon Leone Fowler
  4. How to Talk to Angels: A Practical Guide to Asking for Guidance, Comfort & Strength by Lucinda Gabriel
  5. Crimes Unspoken: The Rape of German Women at the end of the Second World War by Miriam Gebhardt
  6. Always by my Side: Life Lessons from Millie & all the Dogs I’ve Loved by Edward Grinnan
  7. Out of Poland: When the Best Revenge is to Have Survived by Jenny Harrison
  8. Mrs Kelly: The Astonishing Life of Ned Kelly’s Mother by Grantlee Kieza
  9. To Hell & Back: A Policewoman’s Story by Carolyn Pethick
  10. They Stole my Innocence by Madeleine Vibert

 

Joanne Dillon (JD)
Community Learning Lead

The newspaper table at Te Takere is one of our busiest spots. People gather on a regular basis to catch up from news around our region and other parts of New Zealand. Some of the major daily titles that we are include:

 

  • NZ Herald
  • Manawatu Standard
  • Dominion Post
  • Waikato Times
  • Hawkes Bay Today
  • Otago Daily Times
  • Sunday Star Times

 

If you wish to access other newspapers, you can access Library PressReader both within your library and from home.  PressReader is a website that features over 2,200 newspapers and magazines from across over 97 countries in 54 languages.  Within New Zealand there is access to 74 newspapers from as far away as Whangarei and Invercargill and most cities and towns in between.

PressReader gives you the experience of reading the newspaper as if it was in front of you – you get to turn the pages and read not only the main news articles but also the small news snippets and the advertisements, classified ads, family notices and more. The only thing you can’t do with it is wrap up the fish n chips or use it to start a fire.

As a Library Member, you have access to all of these publications for free. Simply go to the Te Takere library catalogue at https://horowhenua.library.org.nz and click on Databases then Current Affairs. To log in you will need to enter the barcode number on the back of your library card and your password.

If you are still using one of our old library cards that start with K000, call into your local library to get it replaced with one of our new ones for free. Library staff can also help you reset your password and demonstrate how the PressReader site works.

We are offering a free 1-hour Stepping Up workshop at 10am on Tuesday 6 June in which we will demonstrate how to use PressReader – you can put your name down for this workshop by logging in at www.steppingup.co.nz by emailing learning@tetakere.org.nz or speaking with library staff.

 

What’s on in Te Takere

Exhibitions

125th Anniversary of the Salvation Army Display 30 May to 5 June

 

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 24 May

Get Set Project 10am-3pm
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

Youth Space Bootcamp 3.30-4.15pm

Te Reo classes 6pm
Quiz night 7pm

Thursday

Te Runanga o Raukawa Playgroup 10-11.30am.

JP Service Centre Shannon Library 2-3pm

LEGO Club 3.30-5pm - register at Te Takere

Friday

GeriARTrics 9am-3pm
Friday concert Peter Leith Keys12-1pm
SeniorNet 2-3pm

Friday cooking 3.30-5pm

Saturday

New Zealand Music Month performances

Sunday

Minecraft 1-2.30pm

Sunday Concert: Levin Brass Band
Code Club 2.30-4pm

Monday

Tai Chi 10-11.30am

Minecraft 3.30-5pm

Tuesday

Te Runanga o Raukawa Playgroup 10-11.30am.

JP Service Centre 11.30am-1.30pm

Guitar Club 4-5pm

Wednesday 31 May

Get Set Project 10am-3pm
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

 


Learn new skills

Tuesday 30 May
Stepping Up: Introduction to tablets 10am-12pm