Library Notes 14 August 2019

Published on 14 August 2019


Top 10 books

New Non Fiction
Astrology and Relationships by David Pond
It’s Okay not to be Okay by Sheila Walsh
Veil over the Light by Joy Cowley
Encyclopaedia of Angels by Richard Webster
The 50 Most Important Teachings of the Bible by Jim George
Married People by Ted Lowe & Douglas Fields
The Complete Book of Auras by Richard Webster
The Forgotten Child by Richard Gallear
Designed to Lead by Eric Geiger and Kevin Peck
The Kindness Method by Shahroo Izadi 

Family History Month
Kiri Pepene- Information, Research & Local History Librarian

August is Family History month and we have a couple of events at the Library to help anyone with an interest in family history research.  People search family histories for a variety of reasons. You may just be curious about the people in your past or you may want to find connections to Royalty, Pirates, Convicts or other colourful characters on branches of your Family tree.

For many though it is about finding answers.  Adoption questions involve family history topics and records beyond a typical genealogical search. You may want to trace your birth line or maybe there are gaps that go back to Great Grandparents and further.

Whatever the reasons it can be hard to get started, find available resources, and work out the best way to do the research. So in conjunction with the Horowhenua Family History Group the Library will be running a series of events that might be able to help you. 

On Saturday the 17th and 24th of August from 10.00 to 4.00pm there will be  extra volunteers in the Heritage room at Levin Library to help you with any aspect of your research. No appointment is needed - just pop in and see them! 

On Sunday the 18th of August Levin Library  from 1.30pm – 3.30pm come along to our presentation from three of our speakers, about how to start your research, what resources are available, and how to discover your ethnic mix through DNA testing.  “Rip off or gold mine?” DNA testing is the in thing at the moment. You may have many questions about the process and what it all means. An introduction to many of the online resources available is a must - and a highlight is sure to be the essential tips and tricks to get the best out of them.

Monday the 19th to Friday the 23rd we will be out in the main space with displays and a chance for people to stop and chat.  

But it is just not through August that you can get help! The Heritage room at Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō is manned by volunteers. They are there to help you with Family and Local History as well.  Volunteers are in the room Monday and Tuesday 10.00-12.30, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10.00 – 3.00pm and Saturday morning 10.00 – 12.30.  So come along as you never know what you will find!

What’s On

Food for Fines
All three libraries throughout Horowhenua will collect donations of non-perishable food and pass it on to a local foodbank or the SPCA. For a more detailed description of how the Food for Fines Amnesty will work please check out our website

Realism & Nostalgia’ by Foxton Beach artists Sue Taylor, Jill Hammond and Paul Andersen. 8 August to 31 August Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō
Our Place Exhibition Thursday 8 August to Sunday 29 September Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom

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

Wednesday August 14
Quiz Night- Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō $5

Thursday August 15:
Lego Hour: Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom 3.30pm – 4.30pm

Friday August 16:
Friday Lunchtime 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

Saturday August 17: Family History Month - Unlocking the Skeletons in Your Family Closet Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō Saturday, 17 August 10am -4pm

Sunday August 18: Family History Month- Introduction to Family History Research Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō Saturday, 17 August 1.30pm -3.30pm

Monday August 19:
Tai Chi classes Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō Main Space 10a
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

Tuesday August 20:
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

Wednesday August 21:
Toddler Time: Shannon Community Library, every Wednesday, 1.30pm
Social crochet and coffee club: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 10.30am
Quiz Night- 7pm Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō $5 


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