Library Notes 11 December 2019

Published on 11 December 2019

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Top 10 Young Adult Fiction 2019

 Again, but better by Christine Riccio

Two can keep a secret Karen M. McManus
American Royals by Katharine McGee
Buried beneath the Baobab tree by Adaobi Tricia. Nwaubani
I wish you all the best by Mason Deaver
Internment by Samira Ahmed
On the come up by Angie Thomas
The rest of the story by Sarah Dessen
The vanishing stair by Maureen Johnson
With the fire on high by Elizabeth Acevedo

Pam Coleman- Community Engagement Librarian  

 

The end of the year brings with it a celebration of our traditions, cultural heritage and a time of reflection and thanksgiving. Retail stores always tap into the cash value of the season with their plethora of Christmas fanfare and we can easily overlook the depth of the diversity present in our community during this holiday season. Hundreds of people all over New Zealand don't celebrate Christmas religiously, either as followers of non-Christian religions or those with no religious affiliation.

Celebrating diversity and inclusiveness is about using the holiday celebration time with friends and family, building understanding and respect irrespective of people's traditions and beliefs. Our community spaces are open over the holiday season and it is important to Libraries Horowhenua to make sure we have a safe, welcoming space for everyone over this time.

As you may know, the end of the year, or Hogmanay in Scotland is a huge affair. One of my less favourite Scottish rituals of this time is cleaning the house from top to bottom with emphasis traditionally being placed on sweeping out the fireplace to rid unwanted burdens. Cleaning is my unwanted burden but hey ho, it must be done!

Our Library space is not immune to cleaning, sweeping and betterment. Over the last wee while, our team have been making way for new books and looking for ways to make sure our library space is welcoming and comfortable. It is important to us that our collection is organised well and easily accessible to all. You may find that there are some exciting changes to our layout when you next come in.

The biggest news is that the young adult and adult literacy collections will be moving downstairs.

Young adult literature is now enjoyed by adults and young adults, in the same way we might think about any other genre or form of literature. This means thinking about young adult literature as just another type of literature, to be shelved and organized with our current fiction collections. We are opening up a collection of excellent material in a location where all can be welcome.

Don’t worry, we won’t leave you wandering the aisles for days lost in a maze of books, although for some that might not be so bad, especially if we can find the boss’s supply of chocolate! There will be a map of the new layout, showing you where everything is. You can always ask a friendly librarian and a compass is optional!

 

What’s On

Exhibitions

 ‘Trig Walkway & Kohitere Forest; Through the Seasons on Canvas’ by Ronda Turk: Friday 1 December to Saturday 30 December Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō

Anne Frank ‘Let me be myself ‘Exhibition: Friday 1 November to Monday 2 March 2020 Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom

 

Children’s Summer Reading Programme 

Registration for the Children’s Summer Reading Programme from 2nd December

Summer Reading Programme runs from December 16 to January 24.

 

Adult Reading Challenge

16 December to February to 26 January

We’ve put together an Adult Reading Challenge to put some fun into choosing your next book!  Join in with 2020 Reading Challenge and let us guide and inspire you with your book choices.

Spice up your current reading schedule or be inspired to read something different! There are also lots of book related activities to choose from to help you make the most out of the library this summer!

           

Heritage room:

The Heritage rooms at Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō are manned by volunteers 10am-12.30 pm Monday to Saturday and Wednesday and Thursday afternoons 1.00pm – 3.00pm.

 

Wednesday December 11:

Final Quiz Night 2019: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō $5

 

Thursday December 12:
Raukawa Whanau Ora playgroup: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 9.30am-12.00pm
Lego Hour: Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom 3.30pm-4.30pm
Tea & Tales: Join us for a festive morning tea, treats and an hour of Christmas Tales from local people reading from books, including short stories, poems, excerpts from novels and anecdotes.
   -Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom 10.30am 

Friday December 13:
Tech Try- outs: Curious about e-Readers? Wondering about tablets? Or do you have a digital device query that you’d like help with? Come and join us for an informal drop-in session! B.Y.O device, or try one of ours! Booking is not essential, just come on by. Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 10.30am-12.00pm
Friday Concert: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 12pm
SeniorNet: Get help with your tablets, phones and laptops
   -Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom 10am-12pm
   -Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 2pm -4pm

 

Sunday December 14:

Family Time in the Youth Space: Giant board games, Christmas craft activities and family fun in the Youth Space every Sunday from 1pm to 4pm. Come on in with the whanau!

 

Monday December 15:

Tai Chi at Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō Main Space has finished for 2019 and will resume on 13 January 2020

Toddler Time at Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō and Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom has finished for 2019 and will resume on 27 January 2020

 

Tuesday December 17:

Tea & Tales: Join us for a festive morning tea, treats and an hour of Christmas Tales from local people reading from books, including short stories, poems, excerpts from novels and anecdotes.

Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom 10.30am

Raukawa Whanau Ora playgroup: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 9.30am-12.00pm

JP Service: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 11.30am-1.30pm

Christmas Crafternoon: It’s all about the power of paper: make beautiful cards, tags, decorations and wrapping paper to get you ready for Christmas! Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 2pm

 

Wednesday December 18:

Final Quiz Night of 2019: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō $5

Toddler Time Toddler Time at Shannon Library has finished for 2019 and will resume on 27 January 2020

 

Thursday December 19:
Raukawa Whanau Ora playgroup: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 9.30am-12.00pm
Lego Hour: Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom 3.30pm-4.30pm
Christmas Crafternoon: It’s all about the power of paper: make beautiful cards, tags, decorations and wrapping paper to get you ready for Christmas! Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 2pm

 

Friday 20 December

Tech Try- outs: Curious about e-Readers? Wondering about tablets? Or do you have a digital device query that you’d like help with? Come and join us for an informal drop-in session! B.Y.O device, or try one of ours! Booking is not essential, just come on by. Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 10.30am-12.00pm

Friday Concert: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 12pm Friday Concert will finish for 2019 and resume in February 2020

SeniorNet: Get help with your tablets, phones and laptops

  Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom 10am-12pm

  Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 2pm -4pm

 

Opening Hours over Holiday Season

 

Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō:

Tuesday 24 December: 9am to 1pm

Wednesday 25 to Thursday 26 December: CLOSED

Friday 27 to Tuesday 31 December: Normal opening hours

 

Shannon Community Library:

Tuesday 24 December: 10am to 1pm

Wednesday 25 to Thursday 26 December: CLOSED

Friday 27 to Tuesday & 31 December: Normal opening hours

Wednesday 1 January & Thursday 2 January: CLOSED

 

Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom:

Tuesday 24 December: 10am to 1pm

Wednesday 25: CLOSED

Thursday 26 December: 10am to 4pm

Friday 27 to Tuesday 31 December: Normal opening hours

Wednesday 1 January: 10am to 4pm

Thursday 2 January: 10am to 4pm

 

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