Library News 6 August 2021

Published on August 06, 2021


Top 10 New Non-Fiction
Grand Mal: A Life with Late Onset Epilepsy by Robert V. Dodge
Kennedy’s Avenger by Dan Abrams and David Fisher
One Chance: Surviving London’s Gangs by Terroll Lewis
Kill the Black One First: A Memoir of Hope and Justice by Michael Fuller
The Secret Diary of a British Muslim by Tez Ilyas
Alonement by Francesca Specter
Social Skills for Kids by Keri K. Powers
A Father’s Plea by Kamalle Dabboussy
Something to Live For by Laura Canty
Cousins by Betty Kilby Baldwin and Phoebe Kilby 

Pam Coleman
Community Engagement Librarian

Calling all book worms and podcast lovers!
As a child one of my many dreams, apart from being a librarian of course, was being a radio DJ.

Back in the early 90s I even dabbled in hosting a local student radio station show. It was very hipster and affected. I soon grew out of it!

You might wonder what this has to do with libraries. Quite a lot it seems. We are lucky enough to have our own studio with equipment to broadcast a radio show and record music. Our studio is always popular with our young people. Of late, one of our local colleges have been using the space to produce their own podcasts.

Thanks to the internet and its instantaneous connection to millions of people, your radio show dreams can become reality. Just as blogging and social media enabled almost anyone with a computer to become a bona fide reporter, podcasting allows virtually anyone with a computer to become a radio disc jockey, talk show host or recording artist.

Listening to podcasts is easy. You can download an app to listen to podcasts from the "Store" section of your phone. Some of the most common platforms for listening are Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts. One of my favourite podcasts is called Art Matters. It’s a dedicated to exploring where popular culture and art intersect. You don't need to come to this series knowing anything about art – you just need a healthy appetite for interesting stories, and you'll find that your everyday interests already make you a great art critic. You can then find something that interests you from a podcast and find books which would be of further interest.

If you can find time, when you're not reading, there are a huge variety of book podcasts available to explore. Whether you're really into fantasy, crime, YA, historical fiction, or romance, you can guarantee there's a podcast for you.

Book some time with a podcast. You are sure to scratch your literary itch. 

What’s On

Glimpses of Nancy, selected works by Nancy Adkin, Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō Gallery, August

Heritage Room:
The Heritage rooms at Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō are manned by volunteers Tuesday to Saturday at the following times:
          Tuesday, 10.00am-12.30pm
          Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, 10.00am-12.30pm and 1.00pm-3.00pm
          Saturday, 10.00am-12.30pm
Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom Heritage Room has the Research Librarian available all day every Friday. 

Monday 9 August
Library Meet Street: Te Takeretanga o –Kura-hau-pō, social group, coffee and chat, all welcome, 10.00am-11.00am

Tuesday 10 August
JP Service: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō, 11.30am-1.30pm 

Wednesday 11 August
Social crochet and coffee club: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō, 10.30am
Wednesday Cooking: The Youth Space. 5.00pm-6.00pm
Quiz Night: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō, 7.00pm-9.00pm, $5 

Thursday 12 August
Social crochet and coffee club: Te Awahaou Nieuwe Stroom, 10.30am
Made to Sew: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō Youth Space, 10.30am
JP Service: Shannon Library, 2.00pm-3.00pm
Lego Hour: Shannon Library 3.30pm – 4.30pm 

Friday 13 August
Local Music Showcase, Friday Concert: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō, 12.00pm
SeniorNet: Get help with your tablets, phones and laptops
          Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom, 10.00am-12.00pm
          Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō, 2.00pm-4.00pm

Coming up

Saturday 21 August
The Inflatable Kingdom 10:00am–2:00pm, 4:00pm–7:00pm, Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō Youth Space, 10 Bath Street, Levin, Horowhenua

Enjoy some amazing activities including bouncy castles, nerf and basketball shooting ranges, mini golf, giant games and so much more. Littlies under 3 will enjoy a dedicated toddler zone.

Ticket Information:
     General Admission (3-12 Years Old): $5 each
     General Admission - Family Pass (4 Children): $15
     General Admission (0 - 3 Years Old): Free
     Supervising Adult: Free

Tickets available Online at eventfinda

Phone Sales: 0800 BUY TIX (289 849) 


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