Library Notes 22 May 2019

Published on 22 May 2019


Top 10 books

New Non Fiction
Curry 101 by Penny Chawla
Crazey about Pom Pom’s by Sarah J Green
The Nerdy Parent’s guide to rasing a Nerdy Child by Leo Murphy
Stylish Skirts by Sato Watanabe
Pasta Pretty Please by Linda Miller
Bathroom ideas that Work by Davis Schiff
The Easiest Plant-Based Recipe Book Ever by Chef Fernando
Art Deco Materspieces of Art by Janet Stiles Tyson
Family Tree Factbook by Diane Haddad and the Editors of Family Tree Magazine
Draw and Paint Super Cute Animails by Jane Maday


Youth Week
Pam Coleman Community Engagement Librarian

Held every May, Youth Week is a nationwide festival of events organised by young New Zealanders to celebrate the talents, passion and success of local young people. Youth Week recognises the amazing contributions and achievements of young people in New Zealand. The week inspires us to value, support, and affirm the diversity of young people in our society. Libraries Horowhenua wants Aotearoa to be a country where young people are vibrant, optimistic and supported.

We want to encourage young people to take on challenges, share ideas and focus on the positive aspects of being young. In addition we recruit young people to work in our libraries to make it an age diverse workplace where each generation brings different skills and talents to the environment. It also helps teens build practical job skills.

Horowhenua Libraries wants to be a place welcoming young people. As well as our dedicated Youth space we have an attractive teen space where young people can read, do their homework and socialise.

It’s also important to us to provide them with a collection which is relevant and diverse.

Literature in general has historically shown a lack of diversity. This means that there has been a lack of books with the voice of an author or a character who is a person of colour, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, disabled or anyone in society who is perceived as ‘different.’
There is a renewed awareness for the need for fiction that featured characters of diverse backgrounds. It’s amazing that in just a few years, the number of diverse books published has increased so substantially in teen fiction. Adult fiction authors should take note!
Publishers, editors and readers are championing writers who are writing their own experiences. There is something quite astounding about people finally being able to speak for themselves.

Our Non fiction collection also meets the personal information needs of the age group. Our young people need opportunities to access such materials that support their personal interests, from learning about relationships to discovering options for their future career, education or personal growth. Adults are also not always secure in their understanding of the changes that take place in the transition from child to young adult so our libraries also provide resources to help with this.

When all of our public libraries are full of those who value young adults, not only does the library thrive but the community, of which young people are part of, thrives as well.


What’s On

RSA100: A celebration of our local Levin RSA, Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō, Wednesday, May 3 to 29
Toi Whakarakai: Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom, May to July

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

Wednesday May 22:
Social crochet and coffee club: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 10.30am
Quiz Night 7pm Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō $5

Thursday May 23:
Raukawa Whanau Ora playgroup: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 9.30am-12.00pm
Lego Club Library Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom 3.30pm – 5.00pm

Friday May 24:
Local Music Showcase, Friday Concert: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 12am-1pm
SeniorNet: Get help with your tablets, phones and laptops
   -Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom 10am-12pm
   -Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 2pm -4pm

Monday May 27:
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 May 28:
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
Display by the Horowhenua Petanque Club 10am

Wednesday May 29:
Social crochet and coffee club: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 10.30am
Quiz Night 7pm Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō $5
Toddler Time: Shannon Community Library, every Wednesday, 1.30pm

Coming Up
Friends of the Library Morning Tea
Held Wednesday 5 June Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 10.30am: David Harris from the English Language Partners talks about the work he does with english as a second language speakers.


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