Library Notes 5 June 2019

Published on 05 June 2019


Top 10 books

New Fiction
No Exit by Taylor Adams
Dreams of the Dark Sky by Tina LeCount Myers
We Must Be Brave by Frances Liardet
The Edge by Jessie Keane
A Mother’s Dilemma by Emma Hornby
Fractured Truth by Susan Furlong
The Secret Orphan by Glynis Peters
Far Side of the Sea by Kate Breslin
In the Shadows of Croft Towers by Abigail Wilson
True Places by Sonja Yoerg


Pam Coleman Community Engagement Librarian
Men’s Health Week

I love men! I love my Dad, my brothers, my brother in law, my nephew, my Grandpa, Grandad, uncles, friends and colleagues. Most of all I love my husband and my son.

Regardless of age, gender, culture, sexuality, religion - men matter. Libraries Horowhenua will be taking part in Men’s Health week from June 10. We strongly believe we all need to take more responsibility for our own health and the health of our men. You may wonder, why? What has this got to do with libraries?

Libraries Horowhenua passionately believes that our spaces are important places of physical, mental and spiritual health and wellbeing. It’s a place where men (and everyone else of course) can gather without barriers. Our Libraries can and do play an active role in helping to achieve a high quality of living. They are public spaces that are hubs for their communities, places of rest and quiet, as well as places of interaction where people connect with each other. It’s a place of knowledge and empowerment where we find information to make a difference to our lives and the lives of others.

While organising this month’s Men’s Health week I have to admit I was very surprised by the data surrounding men’s health in New Zealand. The thing is I shouldn’t be surprised, all of us have been touched in some way by the sickness or death of men we love.

Men are on the back foot from the start. A boy born today will live nearly four years less than a girl born on the same day. He will be over 20% more likely to die of a heart attack than the girl, and almost 30% more likely to get diabetes. Worse, he is three times more likely to die by suicide or in a motor vehicle accident. Six out of ten New Zealand males are overweight; nearly one in four smokes; and forty are diagnosed each day as having diabetes. Every 90 minutes one New Zealander dies of heart disease. Shocking numbers! So let’s focus on helping one another to make a change and reduce these numbers. We owe it to the ones we love and who love us.



What’s On


Bike & Blend
Getting healthy needn’t be hard and we needn’t be preachy about it – small steps can really make a big difference. And it can be fun, which is why we are having a bike and blend challenge at our libraries all week. Jump on our special bike, pedal for around 30 seconds and voila you have got yourself a delicious and healthy smoothie! We will have two bikes so you could even challenge a mate to see who can spin the fastest smoothie. Check out our times below!

RSA100: A celebration of our local Levin RSA, Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō, Wednesday, May 3 to June 12
Toi Whakarakai: Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom, May 1 to July 30

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

Wednesday June 5:
Social crochet and coffee club: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 10.30am
Quiz Night 7pm Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō $5
Friends of the Library Morning Tea: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 10.30am: Come along to the morning tea to hear from Heritage Librarian Kiri Pepene and Children’s Librarian Deborah MacDonald about all things library including Libraries Horowhenua Books for under 5’s initiative.

Thursday June 6:
Raukawa Whanau Ora playgroup: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 9.30am-12.00pm
Lego Hour: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 3.30pm-4.30pm

Friday June 7:
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

Saturday June 8
World Wide Knit in Public Day: Te Takeretanga O-Kura-hau-pō 10am to 12pm. Come along to our main space to celebrate World Wide knit in public day. Bring you latest project, crochet, knit and natter. Tea and coffee provided.
Knit World Exhibition: Te Takeretanga O-Kura-hau-pō 10am to 12pm

Monday June 10:
Bike & Blend: Shannon Library - 10am to 11am and 3.30pm to 4.30pm
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 June 11:
Bike & Blend: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau- pō 10am to 12pm and 2.00am to 3.00pm
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 June 12:
Bike & Blend: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau- pō  10am to 12pm and 1.30pm to 3.00pm
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

Thursday June 13:
Bike & Blend: Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom 10.30am to 12pm and 1.30pm to 3.00pm



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