Library Notes 13 February 2019

Published on 13 February 2019


Top 10 books

New Zealand non-fiction
Headlands: New Stories of Anxiety
Once we Were Soldiers: The New Zealand Originals by Ross M Cameron
Two Slices of Bread: A Memoir by Ingrid Coles
Memory Pieces by Maurice Gee
Black Boots: New Zealand Rugby Legends by Phil Gifford
Lasting Impressions: The Story of New Zealand’s Newspapers, 1840-1920 by Ian F Grant
Guardians of Aotearoa: Protecting New Zealand’s Legacies by Johanna Knox
Let’s get Lost: Great New Zealand Road Trips by Nicola McCloy
The Invading Sea: Coastal Hazards & Climate Change in Aotearoa New Zealand by Neville Peat
Whaler by Providence: Patrick Norton in the Marlborough Sounds by Don Wilson

Pam Coleman Community Engagement Librarian

Can you believe it is February already? The month of love is in full swing as we approach the day we celebrate romance. February the 14th is not only Valentine’s Day, it's also Library Lover’s Day! It is a day to honour libraries, librarians, bookworms, and library lovers in your life. So pop into your library on Thursday, tell us what you love about us and make a date with a book!

Much like finding love, what happens if that book is elusive? We pride ourselves on having an excellent collection, but what if you simply cannot find it in our catalogue? It may not be a new book or a book that fits outside of the range of our collection. Never fear, our librarians can play cupid with a little help from other libraries and our interloan service.

Libraries cannot own every title or creative written work that has ever been created. A long, long time ago, in the pre-Gutenberg press era, and even for quite some time beyond, it was possible to have a “complete” library, consisting of all or almost all of the books on a given subject. This is no longer a possibility, even though Google Books is trying to make it a reality by attempting to scan and digitally preserve every book in the world (“Google Books,” 2010). There are simply too many different works out there, and they are being created faster than libraries can collect them.

Libraries Horowhenua provides an interlibrary loan (interloan) service to enable members to borrow items or obtain copies of items from other libraries and suppliers in New Zealand and overseas. This ensures that members are able to access a broad range of resources and specifically addresses the needs for members to access items that are outside the scope of our collection. It’s an important service for our customers and as such we try to minimise the costs involved.

Interlibrary loaning between libraries works because it is reciprocal, if we borrow we must also lend in return. It's all about sharing. Sharing the love!

We have a smorgasbord of delightful activities happening in our libraries in the next few months. As we storm into 2019, having reached February in a blink of the eye, we continue to find that our libraries are a hub of activity with our regular selection of programmes as well as a whole heap of exciting events celebrating our stories,  our people, and our place and all with a little bit of love.


 What’s on


Rembrandt Remastered: Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom  February 9 to April 28
Abstraction with soul and heart  Lita Emery Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō February 8
The Heritage rooms at Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō are manned by volunteers 10am-12.30 Monday - Saturday

Wednesday 13 February:
Social crochet and coffee club: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 10.30am
Quiz Night Returns 7pm Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō

Thursday 14 February:
Raukawa Whanau Ora playgroup: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 9.30am-12.00pm
Lego Club: Shannon Library 3.30pm-5pm

Friday 15 February:
Friday concert: Rainy Jack Trio  Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 12-1pm
SeniorNet: Get help with your tablets, phones and laptops
Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom 10am-12pm
Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 2pm -4pm

Saturday, 16 February 2019: 11:00pm to 2.00pm
Chinese New Year – Year of the Pig
Come & celebrate good luck, good fortune, wealth & the Chinese New Year.

Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō:
-11am Lion & Dragon Dancers
-11am Serving of dumplings taste test. Chinese New Year crafts and story time. Tai Chi
-12pm Children from Lets Move together Tryathlon have a wrist ban can go back to pool to swim & use the inflatable.
Te Awahou Niewe Stroom: From 1pm. Lion and Dragon Dance. Craft activities

Tuesday 19 February:
Raukawa Whanau Ora playgroup: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 9.30am-12.00pm
JP Clinic: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 11.30am-1.30pm

Wednesday 20 February:
Nigel Latta The Revolution Revolution: Surviving and Thriving in the New World: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 7am for breakfast
Cost $25 inc breakfast. Tickets available from Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō or
Social crochet and coffee club: 10.30am
Pop Up Eats Horowhenua: Outside Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 5pm to 8pm
An Introduction to Chromebooks 6pm to 8pm. Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō. Please register at the library.


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