Library Notes 12 February 2020

Published on 12 February 2020

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Top 10 books

 

New Large Print Fiction

 

The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins

Miss Royale’s Mules by Irene Bennett Brown

A Runaway Bride for the Highlander by Elizabeth Hobbes

A Single Dad to Heal her Heart by Caroline Anderson

Catching Christmas by Terri Bladstock

The Van Apfel Girls are Gone by Felicity Mclean

Rival’s Break by Carla Neggers

The Little Shop of Found Things by Paula Brackston

The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton

Fled by Meg Keneally

 

 

Pam Coleman- Community Engagement Librarian

 

Some of you may be having the feeling of déjà vu at the list of books in this week’s top 10. Column reader, Jenny cleverly spotted my wee mistake in last week’s list. (Chocolate fish for you Jenny!) I inadvertently posted this week’s titles into last week’s column. Let’s call it a cut and paste error - silly computer!

 

“To err is human - and to blame it on a computer is even more so.” Robert Orben

 

We have had a few requests for a top 10 list for our large print collection, it is one of our most popular collections, and rightly so. We do like to respond to our library user’s suggestions so we will now include large print into our top 10 recommendations.

 

On the subject of suggestions, what would you like to see added to our collection? We welcome your suggestions for books, DVDs, audio books and magazines. Our Selection team will check your request and let you know the outcome. Items are considered and purchased if they fall within our selection guidelines. You can request titles online, through your library account or talk to a librarian at our enquiries desk next to the Visitor’s Information desk.

 

Library Lover’s Day:

Move over Valentine's Day as we celebrate the big event of 14 February - Library Lovers' Day!

 

If you are already a library lover then this could be the ideal time to pop into your local library and make a date with a book, declare your book crush and enjoy a treat – or two!

 

We have organised some novel activities and bookish treats to honour the books, authors, librarians, bookworms, and library lovers in our lives. Fancy a blind date with a book? We have a display of books wrapped in brown paper with a few keywords or a review on the outside to indicate what kind of surprise the reader might be in for. Like our Reader’s Challenge, it can be a fun way to discover something new or read outside your comfort zone.

 

What’s On

Exhibitions

 ‘Fantails and Friends’ an exhibition of paintings by local artist: Iris Reesby, Saturday 2 February to Saturday 29 February 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

 

Adult Reading Challenge:

Due to popular demand WE HAVE EXTENDED THE CHALLENGE DATE AND FINALE - 20 February 7pm!

           

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. Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom Heritage Room has the Research librarian available all day every Friday.

 

Thursday, 13 February

Tea & Tales: Join us for morning tea, and an hour of tales from local people reading from books, including short stories and poems. Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō Open Meeting Space 10.30am

Made to Sew: Learn some new skills and develop the confidence to use our sewing machines for your own, un-tutored projects. Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō Youth Space 10am – 12pm

Lego Hour: Shannon Library 3.30pm-4.30pm

 

Friday 14 February

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 16 February

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

 

Monday 17 February:

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

Toddler Time:

Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō – Children’s Library, every Monday, 2pm

Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom – Children’s Library, every Monday 2.15pm

Made to Sew: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō Youth Space Age 13+ 3.30pm – 5pm

 

Tuesday 18 February:

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

Tai Chi Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō Main Space 10am

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

 

Wednesday 19 February:

Social crochet and coffee club: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 10.30am

Toddler Time Shannon Library, every Wednesday 2pm

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

 

Thursday 20 February:

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

Made to Sew: Learn some new skills and develop the confidence to use our sewing machines for your own, un-tutored projects. Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō Youth Space 10am – 12pm

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