Library Notes 19 February 2020

Published on 19 February 2020

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Top 10 books

 

New Fiction

 

The Confession by John Grisham

The Secret of Cold Hill by Peter James

Island at the End of the World by Deborah Rodriguez

Skeleton Coast by Clive Cussler and Jack DuBrul

Trust Exercise by Susan Choi

Mother’s Child by Michael Conant

The Almanack by Martine Bailey

The Note by Zoe Folbigg

Bad Seed by Jessica Eames

Slave Old Man by Patrick Chamoiseau

 

Renee Faleseuga – Library Assistant

 

Stories and storytelling are a vital part of the human experience, steadfast through time and place. They can be many things, shape-shifting as they are viewed from different angles. They can yell truths, whisper secrets, mutter inaccuracies and sow seeds of all kinds. Libraries have long been the houses to hold such wonders.

Here at Libraries Horowhenua, we pride ourselves in having stories available in various forms. From the beloved book to the modern e-book, audio-books, DVDs and everything in between, stories jump from our shelves in all manner of ways. Another unique way we like to share stories is through our community exhibition spaces, our gallery space at Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō and Shannon Library. Art is a powerful and significant communicator, and it is important to us to help share the voices of our region.

Both spaces are available to book for exhibitions, and we are always on the lookout for artists from our community. Our main gallery at Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō is located in the heart of our building with plenty of foot traffic. Large panels and a selection of cabinets’ means it’s perfect for various mediums; exhibitions are up for the calendar month. Shannon Library is a more intimate space, with works hung above the book-shelves and a 4 – 8 week exhibition time, depending on availability.

If you think you might be interested in exhibiting with us, head over to our website www.tetakere.org.nz/Bookings to make an enquiry and start the selection process. There can be a wait time, but don’t let that deter you, submitting a completed application in is the only way to ensure you can be considered should a cancellation come up, or when bookings open for 2021. In the meantime, make sure to come down regularly and see what’s on exhibition! 

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 20 February

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: Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom 3.30pm-4.30pm

 

Friday 21 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 23 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 whānau!

 

Monday 24 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 25 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 26 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 27 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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