Library Notes 27 November 2019

Published on November 27, 2019


Top 10 books

New Fiction
Masks & Scrubs by Shiva Rose
Rose made me do it by Colleen Graham
The Heartland: Finding and Losing Schzophrenia
Bringing Culture into Care A Biography of Amohaere Tangituby Bradford Haami
Letters from a Lancaster Gunner by Helen Thompson
Painting on Pottery by Tania Zaoui
Cucina Siciliana: Fresh and Vibrant recipes from a unique Mediterranean Island by Ursula Ferrigno
Vegan Comfort Cooking by Melanie McDonald
Mastering Film Photography by Chris Gatcum
Iron Maiden: Book of Souls by Alison 

Pam Coleman-
Community Engagement Librarian  

Accessibility affects us all!

When you visit a supermarket you expect to be able to find the items you need straight away. By recognising that different people have different needs and preferences, the supermarket makes it easy for people to choose the things that suit them (and tempt them). In a similar way, Libraries Horowhenua understands that library users have diverse needs and that it is our role to ensure that these needs are met for each person visiting the library. This does mean we have to be clever, empathise and try to forward think about each customer’s individual needs. We have to be super librarians!

Happily, libraries have the potential to meet a very wide range of accessibility needs. As well as making sure our space is comfortable, spacious and welcoming to everyone, it’s very important for us to make sure there are no physical barriers for anyone in our community who uses this space. For example, having a lift in the library is essential for a person who uses a wheelchair and it is also important for a parent with a pram. 

But what about those people who are physically unable to visit the library? For people who are housebound, we have a wonderful service called Homelink. You can let us know what genre and format you are interested in so we will select the best materials to be delivered to you. It could be loosely compared to a supermarket home delivery service but with even more of a personal touch. A volunteer courier will then pick up and deliver these materials to your door. This is a free service proudly supported by the volunteers of Libraries Horowhenua. To register for this service please phone (06) 368 1953 or email [email protected]

Going back to the supermarket analogy, sometimes I forget my shopping list and cannot decide what I need. I may even want a change and fancy something new and different to eat. And I have found myself a bit lost in the supermarkets at times. The best source of help then is the people who work there and it’s true of libraries too! Pop in and talk to your friendly librarian – they can help match your needs! They might even recommend the latest bestseller too!


What’s On

Don’t miss!

Saturday 2 December: Christmas Parade & Carnival
We want everyone to enjoy the Christmas Parade and Carnival. So this year we will have a special area where those members of our community who have a disability, mobility or health condition can plan their day, sit back and enjoy.
The zones provide:

•             Parking close to the parade and carnival for minimal walking distance. 

•             Accessible seating area with space for wheelchair and mobility device users

•             A comfortable area for assistance dogs.

•             Accessible toilet facilities (Carnival area only)

Registrations are essential – we want to ensure we have enough space and chairs so that everyone can enjoy the Parade and the Carnival.  Please email [email protected]

There be Dragons and other Creatures by local artist Vicky Millman: Friday 1 November to Saturday 30 November 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

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.

Wednesday November 27:
Quiz Night: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō $5

Thursday November 28:
Raukawa Whanau Ora playgroup: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 9.30am-12.00pm
Lego Hour: Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom 3.30pm-4.30pm

Friday November 29:
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

Monday December 2:
Tai Chi Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō Main Space 10am

Tuesday December 3:
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 December 4:
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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