Library Notes 13 March 2019

Published on 13 March 2019


Adult Non Fiction

Mountains to the Sea Edited by Mike Joy
The Friday Poem Edited by Steve Braunias
The Blind Side by Micheal Lewis
Welcome to Country by Marcia Langton
A Diamond in the Dust by Frauke Bolten Boshammer
Gentleman Jack: A Biography of Anne Lister by Angela Steidele
Liver Detox by Christopher Vasey N.D.
Gate Pa and Te Ranga by John McLean & John Robinson
As you Will: Carnegie Libraries of the South Pacific by Mickey Smith
Ironman by Bob Babbitt


Pam Coleman Community Engagement Librarian
Heritage Rooms at Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-po  


Our heritage is a legacy from our past and is an integral part of life today in the form of the stories and places that make up our identity. Heritage resources at Libraries Horowhenua are listed below and include stories, information and materials which must be preserved for current and future generations.

  • Horowhenua Historical Society collection - This collection includes a number of photographs and maps, (also available on Kete Horowhenua) with further archives in secure storage.
  • Horowhenua Family History Group - This collection includes books, microfiche and databases and electoral rolls. It is open and easily accessible to everyone.
  • Ancestry Library Edition is free to use within Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō and requires a login and password.
  • Newspapers - Both the Horowhenua Chronicle and Horowhenua Weekly News have bound copies available on request. Earlier copies of the Horowhenua Chronicle are available on Microfilm
  • Support to use the facilities and websites and knowledge of what is available on the Internet.
  • Microfiche readers, PCs. Microfilm reader/printer.

Our Heritage Rooms welcomes enquiries from people who are interested in offering their services on a voluntary basis. You’ll have the chance to get hands-on with items from the Local & Family History collections, researching, and helping make them accessible to everyone. You’ll build your knowledge and experience alongside librarians and other enthusiastic volunteers in a friendly group setting. More people are needed on the roster to keep the room open daily. The role is to greet people, help the retrieve information about local or family history, and answer questions.
Come along to the Heritage Room at the rear of Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō on Friday 15th March and find out what we do.

From history and ancestry we jump to the generations of our future. Do you know what services are available in the Horowhenua for families with pre-school children?  Come to the Early Years Expo to find out information on such things as parenting education, early childhood education options, in home child-care, Maori resources, oral health, pregnancy, breast-feeding, nutrition, Pasifika health and much more.
Where:  Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau- pō (main space).
When:  Saturday, 16th March Time:  10am – 1pm


What’s on

Rembrandt Remastered: Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom February 9 to April 28
Playing with Colour: Mash Trust Exhibition Thursday, March, 7 to Thursday, March, 28 

Heritage room:
The Heritage rooms at Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō are manned by volunteers 10am-12.30 Monday to Saturday.

Wednesday March 13:
Social crochet and coffee club: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 10.30am
Quiz Night 7pm Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō $5

Thursday March 14:
Raukawa Whanau Ora playgroup: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 9.30am-12.00pm
Lego Club Shannon Community Library  3.30pm – 5.00pm

Friday March 15:
Local Music Showcase (Friday concert): Rex Bowater 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
Heritage Room Volunteer Drive Main Space All day

Saturday March 16
Book Launch: True to Ireland – Talk by the author Peter Burke. Open to all. Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō  2pm
Early Years Expo: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau- pō (main space) 10am – 1pm

Holi Festival Saturday March 16 Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau- pō
We have three awesome events to celebrate the Hindu spring festival of colours & love. Holi Festival signifies victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring / end of winter.
Family Fun Day FREE
- Food trucks
- Cultural performances @ Memorial Hall
- Indian outside games
- Community Rangoli drawing
- Indian market
Colour & Water Party & DJ & UV Colour & DJ:
LIMITED TICKETS –For each event, tickets are $15 to purchase prior to event from Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō (Levin), Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom (Foxton), or the Shannon Library. For other means of ticket purchase contact [email protected]
Colour & Water Party & DJ
3.30pm Registration for the first Colour Fight – bring your ticket and get your colour fight pack. 4.00pm Start of the Daytime Colour fight – Games, give-aways, and the grand finale.
UV Colour & DJ:
6.15pm Registration for the UV Colour fight – bring your ticket and get your colour fight pack. 7.45pm Start of UV Colour Fight - Games, give-aways, and the grand finale.
9.00pm Fireworks for all to enjoy

Monday March 18:
Raukawa Whanau Ora playgroup: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 9.30am-12.00pm

Tuesday March 19:
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
Spark Jump
Free workshop for families with children up to age 18 who do not have an internet connection in their homes - please register at the library. Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 10am to 12pm



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