Library Notes 4 March 2020

Published on 04 March 2020

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Top 10 books

 

New Rental Fiction

 

Ride the High Lonesome by Rosaline Bittner

Life, Love and the Pursuit of Happiness by Sandra Hill

Woman on the Edge by Samantha M. Bailey

Robert B. Parker’s Angel Eyes by Ace Atkins

The Wronged Daughter by Mary Wood

Things Can Only Get Better by David M. Barnett

Forever and a Duke by Grace Burrowes

The Gutter Prayer by Gareth Hanrahan

Up on Horseshoe Hill by Penelope Janu

The Scholar by Dervla McTiernan

 

 

Renee Faleseuga – Library Assistant

 

Here at Libraries Horowhenua, we believe that books can be for everyone, and that books can come in many forms. The oldest forms of storytelling and knowledge sharing were oral (the original audiobook), so to confine the idea of a book to just bound paper between two covers might be limiting. Today’s technology affords many opportunities to test and stretch how we think of books, while also making sure they are as accessible as possible, for as many people as possible.

We have books available for all reading levels, on all manner of topics. We have large print books, and dyslexia friendly books, audio-books and CD sing-alongs, books in Te Reo Māori and other languages too. Thanks to technology, you can also enjoy books in digital form, as e-books. Traditionalists might balk, but e-books are really just another way to enjoy a good story.

 We want books to be for everyone, and technology can really help. With an e book, ANY book can become large print, you just change the font size! You can adjust the background colour and change fonts for even further ease of reading. Your digital library website and your app (OverDrive and Libby) feature a dyslexic font option. Standard typefaces are often difficult to read for people with dyslexia as the letters are hard to differentiate and words tend to jumble together. Dyslexic fonts provide greater contrast in letters which helps solves this problem making it much easier so readers can focus on enjoying their next great read.

We have two platforms available to our Libraries Horowhenua patrons, to enjoy our digital catalogues (e books and audiobooks). Libby/OverDrive and e Platform by Wheelers. Both are downloadable to your device or can be used in your computer browser. All you need is your library card with your password set, and you’re away! I’ve downloaded both to my phone, and can now alleviate the dullard nature of household tasks by listening to audiobooks through my headphones. I had never tried audiobooks before that, and now I love them. I still read ‘traditional’ books (that’ll never change) but using our digital catalogues has meant I can now read MORE, in different ways. Fab!

For more information on our digital platforms: https://www.tetakere.org.nz/Your-Library/Digital-Resources/eBooks

 

What’s On

Exhibitions

 ‘In the Light’ an exhibition of works by local artist: Gill Knox, Tuesday 3 March to Tuesday 31 March, Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō.

Dambusters - Boffins, Bravery and Bouncing Bombs Exhibition: Wednesday 4 March to Sunday 3 May 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. Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom Heritage Room has the Research librarian available all day every Friday.

 

Sea Week: Saturday 29 February to Sunday 8 March 2020

Connecting With Our Seas
Ko au te moana, ko te moana ko au  –  I am the sea, the sea is me

Sea Week focuses on learning about the ocean because it is so important to all our lives, no matter how far you are from it! Sea Week activities are happening in our libraries throughout the week.

 

Thursday 5 March

Tea & Tales: Join us for morning tea, and an hour of tales from local people reading from books, including short stories and poems. Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō Open Meeting Space 10.30am

Made to Sew: Learn some new skills and develop the confidence to use our sewing machines for your own, un-tutored projects. Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō Youth Space 10am – 12pm

Lego Hour: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 3.30pm-4.30pm

 

Friday 6 March

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

Sea Week VR: Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom 3.30pm – 5.00pm

 

Sunday 8 March

Family Time in the Youth Space: Giant board games, craft activities and family fun in the Youth Space every Sunday from 1pm to 4pm. Come on in with the whanau!

 

Monday 9 March

Raukawa Whanau Ora playgroup: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 9.30am-12.00pm

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

Made to Sew: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō Youth Space Age 13+ 3.30pm – 5pm

 

Tuesday 10 March

Raukawa Whanau Ora playgroup: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 9.30am-12.00pm

Tai Chi Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō Main Space 10am

JP Service: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 11.30am-1.30pm

 

Wednesday 11 March

Social crochet and coffee club: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 10.30am

Toddler Time Shannon Library, every Wednesday 2pm

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

 

Thursday 12 March

Raukawa Whanau Ora playgroup: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 9.30am-12.00pm

Made to Sew: Learn some new skills and develop the confidence to use our sewing machines for your own, un-tutored projects. Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō Youth Space 10am – 12pm

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