Library Notes 27 February 2019

Published on 27 February 2019

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Top 10 books

New Adult Fiction
The Bad Neighbour by David Tallerman
The Angel’s Mark by S.W. Perry
A Borrowing of Bones by Paula Munier
Walking Through Fire by Sherri Cook Woosle
River of Secrets by Roger Johns
Hammer of Rome by Douglas Jackson
Fight or Flight 17 Turbulent Tales Edited by Stephen King and Bev Vincent
A Respectable Woman by Susanna Bavin
Vodka & Apple Juice by Jay Martin
A Biographic Portrait by Steve Jobs

Deborah MacDonald Children’s Librarian & Pam Coleman Community Engagement Librarian 

“Tiakina o Tātou Mōana – Care for our Seas”.

Seaweek is New Zealand’s annual national week about the sea. Seaweek – Kaupapa Moana 2019 will take place from Saturday 2 to Sunday 10 March 2019. Hosted by the NZ Association for Environmental Education (NZAEE), Seaweek focuses on learning from the sea. It’s about exciting and inspiring all New Zealanders to renew their connections with the sea! Not just for children or those involved with formal education – it’s a time for all of us to get to know our ocean, its habitats, characteristics and inhabitants better.

A healthy world ocean is critical to our survival. Every year, Sea Week provides a unique opportunity to honour, help protect, and conserve our world’s shared ocean. The ocean is important because it:
- Generates most of the oxygen we breathe. Rainforests are responsible for roughly one-third (28%) of the Earth’s oxygen but most (70%) of the oxygen in the atmosphere is produced by marine plants.
- Helps feed us
- Regulates our climate
- Cleans the water we drink
- Offers a pharmacopoeia of medicines
- Provides limitless inspiration!

 

Tiakina o Tātou Mōana – Care for our Seas is the theme for Seaweek this year and there will be many events held around the country to highlight the impact of plastic, litter and other pollutants on our coasts and in our seas.  Angelina Smith is the Seaweek Co-ordinator for this region and has co-ordinated a number of activities in the community to bring attention to this critical cause.

From 2nd to 10th March there will be a display of artwork and photography submitted by members of the public to support the theme. There will also be a display of artwork and collage created by pre-school children.  Of course we also have a multitude of books available and on display throughout the week.

Come along and see what is happening at Libraries Horowhenua.

Seaweek Events:

Pre-school variety show - Wednesday, March 6 at 10am.
Puppet Show by Anna Bailey: Nan and the Tuna: 
- Saturday March 9  at 2.30pm –Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō
- Sunday, March 10 at 11am – Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom
Film showing – Wednesday, March 6 @ 2pm “Blue Planet”
Saturday, March 9 @ 2pm “Coral Bleaching”

Virtual Reality Experience: Come along and experience a journey beneath the seas.  It really gives the illusion that you are underwater and it feels like you could almost reach out and touch the sea life including sharks! The experience will take you to the unknown and make the unbelievable believable.

Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō:

  • Monday, March  4  at 11am
  • Tuesday, March  5  at 11am

    Shannon Community Centre:

  • Wednesday, March 6  at 11am

    Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom:

  • Thursday, March  7  at 11am
  • Friday, March  8  at 11am

Other Seaweek events happening in the community:

Waitarere Beach Clean-up – Mar 17 from 2.00pm. Meet at the surf club carpark.  Everything provided, i.e. gloves, bags etc.
Sandcastle day - Saturday, March 2 from 10am at Waitarere Beach
Band Fest – Saturday March 9 from 1pm – 7pm at Levin & Districts Brass Band Hall

 

What’s on

 

Exhibitions

Rembrandt Remastered: Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom February 9 to April 28
Abstraction with soul and heart Lita Emery Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō February 8

The Heritage rooms at Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō are manned by volunteers Monday – Saturday 10am-12.30

Wednesday 27 February:
Social crochet and coffee club: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 10.30am
Quiz Night Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō $5 7pm
Spark JUMP Workshop for families with children who do not have an internet connection in their homes. Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō. Please register at the library. 6pm to 8pm.

Thursday 28 February:
Raukawa Whanau Ora playgroup: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 9.30am-12.00pm
Lego Club: Shannon Library 3.30pm-5pm

Friday 1 March:
Local Music Showcase (Friday concer)t: Rhondda Tyler Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 12-1pm
SeniorNet: Get help with your tablets, phones and laptops

Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom 10am-12pm
Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 2pm -4pm

Tuesday 5 March:
Raukawa Whanau Ora playgroup: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 9.30am-12.00pm
JP Clinic: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 11.30am-1.30pm
Employment Readiness: Create or Update your CV Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō. 10am to 12pm
Please register at the library.

Wednesday 6 March
Social crochet and coffee club: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 10.30am
Quiz Night Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō $5 7pm
Spark JUMP Workshop for families with children who do not have an internet connection in their homes. Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō. Please register at the library. 6pm to 8pm.