Library Notes 25 September

Published on 25 September 2019

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Top 10 books

New Non Fiction
Fifty Places to Surf Before you Die by Chris Santella
The Secret Life of Bikers by Jerry Langton
Sir Elton, the Definitive Biography by Philip Norton
The Last Cambridge Spy by Chris Smith
Whales, Dolphins and Seals by Brett Jarrett
The Plimmer Legacy by Bee Dawson
Listen to Me by Dr Anna Martin PhD
Chemistry Essentials for Dummies by John T. Moore
Magnolia Kitchen by Bernadette Gee
A History of Samoan Tattooing by Sean Mallon & Sebastien Galliot

Pam Coleman- Community Engagement Librarian  

WOW – What a Show!
Wellington is fully glammed up for the World of WearableArt shows coming up this month. It’s viewed as a once in a lifetime experience! I was lucky enough to score a ticket a few years ago. I sat like a small child enthralled by the bursts of vibrant colour and creativity and left the show stunned by the shear awesomeness of the experience.   Each year Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō organises a bus tour down to Wellington to enjoy the Award Show and I’ve been doing without the luxury of a morning coffee to grab the chance to enjoy it again!

So what is WOW all about? The World of WearableArt (WOW) Awards Competition is an internationally renowned design competition that attracts entries from over 40 countries each year. Anything that is wearable art can find a place on the stage, as long as it is original, innovative and well executed. For three weeks every year, WOW showcases the best of these creations in a spectacular show that takes over New Zealand’s vibrant capital city of Wellington in an explosion of creativity.

For those who cannot make it to the actual show there’s a fantastic, free store window-dressing competition. Wellington store windows are all dressed up in all their finery and are well worth a look. Window maps are available from participating stores.

If the recycled fashion extravaganza has spiked your interest in recycled fashion, or in the WOW story and art, we have some great books for you too. A good place to start is the second edition of the World of WearableArt by Craig Potton is an inspirational and truly original visual design sourcebook. Both editions are full of incredible photographs, and feature the best garments that have been entered over recent years in a remarkable celebration of the diversity and creativity of wearable art.

Tickets for the bus tour are available from Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō and are priced at $195 per person.

 

What’s On

Exhibitions
Nature’s Colour and Form
An exhibition of the works of Gill Allen and Paula Dixon
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.

Festival of Stories 2019
We continue to offer a range of events and activities at all libraries this week, which will bring us together to enjoy, create and celebrate stories.

Daily During Festival of Stories 21- 29 September
Once upon a Time – Banned Adult’s Books to Film: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 10:30am-12:30pm
Once Upon a Time – Banned Children’s Books to Film: Shannon Library; Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō; Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom 3.30pm -5pm

Brain Games School Holiday Programme 30 September - 11 October 2019
Are you up for a challenge or perhaps just some fun? Join us these holidays for Brain Games!
   -Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 10am - 12pm weekdays.
   -Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom - Anytime
   -Shannon Library - Anytime 

Wednesday September 25:
Quiz Night: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō $5
Storytelling: Zebong: Storytelling with a Twist!
   -Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō- 9.30am
   -Te Awahau Nieuwe Stroom 11.30am
   -Shannon School 1.45pm
Tea and Tales: Turn the Light On! Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom 2pm-3pm,
Join us for a cup of tea and listen and share your favourite banned or challenged books.
Slam Poetry Workshop: RikTheMost Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō. 1pm-4pm,
Virtual Reality: Express your creativity Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō: 3.30pm to 5pm
Unleash your creativity and paint in a 3D space with virtual reality.
Tea and Tales: Turn the Light On! Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 11am-12pm
Join us for a cup of tea and listen and share your favourite banned or challenged books.

Thursday September 26:
Workshop: Make Your Own Mini Handmade Book Shannon Library 2pm-3pm,
Special event: Nicky Hager Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō. 6pm-8pm

Friday September 27:
Bus trip: Magical Musical Mystery Tour- All aboard Ladies and Gents
9:30am-2pm. Departs Bath St. bus stop, Levin
Tour visits Shannon Library to enjoy a concert from Nick Van Dijk and enjoy some refreshments, before continuing to Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom in Foxton for a light lunch and a lunchtime concert from Wandrella, Gill Allen and Kate Ward. Returns to Levin via Shannon. Free, but bookings essential as seats are limited.
SeniorNet: Get help with your tablets, phones and laptops
   -Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom 10am-12pm
   -Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 2pm -4pm
Slam Poetry Workshop with RikTheMost Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō. 9.00am -3.30pm
Virtual Reality: Express your creativity Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom3.30pm to 5pm

Saturday 28 September:
Tea and Tales: Turn the Light On! Shannon Library 11am-12pm
Join us for a cup of tea and listen and share your favourite banned or challenged books.

Slam Poetry Event: RikTheMost
Join host RikTheMost and special guests for a Grand Slam Poetry competition
Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 6pm to 9pm
Poetry Slam is the competitive format taking the world by storm. Experience the energy of some of New Zealand’s best slam poets battling it out to win a cash prize! A high energy, enthralling event where performance poets are judged by random members of the audience in an arbitrary but totally engaging way. Free

Sunday, September 29:
Speaker: Georgina Beyer Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 2pm-3pm
Transgender politician Georgina Beyer shares her story and what it means to be someone who works to uphold free expression. Free.

Monday September 30:
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 October 1:
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 October 2:
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