Library Notes 21 August 2019

Published on 21 August 2019


Top 10 books                            

New Non Fiction
Buckskin by Robert B. Parker
The Abolitionist’s Daughter by Diane C. McPhail
American Duchess by Karen Harper
As you wish by Jude Deverau
The Missing Corpse by Jean-Luc Bannalec
Children of the Siege by Diney Costeloe
Saving Megan by D.J. Palmer
Miracle at St. Andrews by James Patterson & Peter De Jonge
Verity by Lisa T. Bergren
The Stars Now Unclaimed by Drew Williams


Pam Coleman- Community Engagement Librarian   

Blog it out!

With the stormy, cold weather we have had lately it has been a guilt free time to cosy up with a blanket, a cup of tea and a great book. Our librarians always have a stack of books they can recommend and rave over if you have the time to listen. We also regularly update lists of recommended books on our Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) which you can find on our website under Your Library. Our OPAC is also available at service points within the libraries.

There are many great websites where people can share their opinions on just about every book under the sun. Goodreads for example, is a popular and well-known website where you can log on, create a reader profile, read and write reviews, rate books and chat with likeminded bibliophiles.

Closer to home our very own Horowhenua resident and library volunteer extraordinaire Julia Kuttner has the most fantastic blog, “Great reads for great readers.” Julia is a prolific reader who takes immense pleasure sharing positive book recommendations with her friends and fellow readers. Her blog is home to a host of great book recommendations all designed around diverse readers and across all genres. Julia ranks her books between one and five stars, with the best titles she has read receiving an honourable six stars.

Sharing is caring! So we would love to hear from you if you have a particularly favourite book. Write your book review in your very best handwriting J in no more than 100 words, rate your book between one and five stars and address it to Pam Coleman and drop it into any of the Horowhenua Libraries.  You can also email me at [email protected] . We will choose some reviews to share and you be in to win some book prizes.

Local History Month:

To mark Local History Month we have an incredible display of orphaned images with no names to the faces. You will find it in the main space at Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō.  

Every picture tells a story and at the moment we can only guess half of it! The pictures date from 1968/69 so if you were around in the swinging sixties we need your help! If you can identify anyone in the photograph or give us any information about it please let us know. As they say, every picture is worth a thousand words so help us write them.


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 21:
Quiz Night- Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō $5

Friday August 23:
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 24: Family History Month: 
Unlocking the Skeletons in Your Family Closet Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō Saturday, 17 August 10am - 4pm

Monday August 26:
Tai Chi classes Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō Main Space 10am
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 27:
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 28:
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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