Library Notes 9 July 2021

Published on July 09, 2021


Top 10 Children’s Books

Starboard by Nicola Skinner
Delivery to the lost city by P. G. Bell
Coral Kingdom by Linda Chapman
The accidental diary of B.U.G. by Jen Carney
I want my mummy! By Nancy E. Krulik
Every home needs an elephant by Jane Heinrichs
Dead or alive by Derek Landy
Long time, no dea monster! By Nancy E. Krulik
Thrills and chills by R. L. Stine
Into the volcano by Jess Butterworth 

Dariann Sigley
Library Assistant

As I’m sure everybody knows by now, next year we will celebrate the first nationwide Matariki holiday. I know a lot of people are excited because hey- another day off work! However, it will be interesting to see how this holiday will evolve. It’s a great opportunity to think about how we can all come together and celebrate as a nation.

For me Matariki is such an interesting time of year. I remember my Mum excitedly talking about the stars for days. She would wake us up at 4 am, wrap us up in layers of gloves, beanies and jackets and with my cousins, aunties and uncles, we would tip-toe onto the deck of my uncles “friend” whose permission he “most definitely” had, and they would point out the stars and whisper tales to us. My whānau’s celebration of Matariki has evolved over the years as we have got older. My childhood memories are far more appealing than the mid-winter swims they’ve begun since my moving out – although the hangī afterwards is a good incentive to join in!

With the school holidays just round the corner, our libraries will be filled with Matariki themed activities as we say haere rā to the previous year. From weaving workshops, poi making to learning how to make fry bread, there’ll be an activity to capture everyone’s interest.

A range of events and celebrations are happening across Horowhenua, check out all there is to offer, as they are not to be missed!

Matariki, is a time for celebration, growth and renewal. It’s a chance to get together and remember whānau who have died, share food, tell stories, sing and play music. It’s a chance to honour and experience long held traditions with our community and with your whānau. You may even create some new ones!

‘Ngā mihi o Matariki, te tau hou Māori’.

What’s On

Let's Go Clubbing expo:
Calling all clubs and community groups!  Want to show off the amazing things your club or organisation does? Looking to attract new members? Register for our Let's Go Clubbing expo to be held on Saturday the 31st of July 10.00am – 3.00pm. Email [email protected].

#CaptureYourHorowhenua: Matariki, photo competition entries, Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō Gallery, July
Leon van den Eijkel Retrospective: A Colourful Nation – Kleur Bekennen, 7 July to 25 July.

Heritage Room:
The Heritage rooms at Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō are manned by volunteers Tuesday to Saturday at the following times:
          Tuesday, 10.00am-12.30pm
          Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, 10.00am-12.30pm and 1.00pm-3.00pm
          Saturday, 10.00am-12.30pm
Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom Heritage Room has the Research Librarian available all day every Friday. 

Children’s Holiday Programme 12 -23 July
Robo Riot is a fun, reward based reading programme from 28 June until 6 August. Complete 3 book reviews for a small incentive, 6 book reviews qualify you for your own book and certificate. You can take part in activities, crafts and games as well as report in Monday to Friday at these times:
          Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō, 10.00am – 12.00pm
          Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom, 10:30am – 12.00pm
          Shannon Library, 1.00pm – 5.00pm 

Friday 9 July
Local Music Showcase: Friday Concert: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō, 12.00pm
SeniorNet: Get help with your tablets, phones and laptops
          Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom, 10.00am-12.00pm
          Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō, 2.00pm-4.00pm 

Sunday 11 July
Sunday Concert: Amba Holly, Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō, 2.00pm-3.00pm FREE 

Monday 12 July
Library Meet Street: Te Takeretanga o –Kura-hau-pō, social group, coffee and chat, all welcome, 10.00am-11.00am

Tuesday 13 July
JP Service: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō, 11.30am-1.30pm 

Wednesday 14 July
Matariki Fun Day: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō will be hosting a range of Matariki themed activities and events for all the whanau/family, 10.00am-4.00pm
Social crochet and coffee club: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō, 10.30am
Wednesday Cooking: Learn how to make fry bread, The Youth Space. 5.00pm-6.00pm
Quiz Night: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō, 7.00pm-9.00pm, $5 

Thursday 15 July
Social crochet and coffee club: Te Awahaou Nieuwe Stroom, 10.30am
Made to Sew: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō Youth Space, 10.30am
JP Service: Shannon Library, 2.00pm-3.00pm 

Friday 16 July
Local Music Showcase, Friday Concert: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō, 12.00pm
SeniorNet: Get help with your tablets, phones and laptops
          Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom, 10.00am-12.00pm
          Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō, 2.00pm-4.00pm 

Coming up!
Experience the adrenaline rush that is the Youth Space Nerf Wars. Battle your way around our indoor arena dodging over and under obstacles. If you want to remind your kids whose house they’re living in, bring them down and indulge in some “family fun”. Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō Youth Space, Friday 23 July from 10am – 2pm (age 8+) & 5pm – 8pm (14+ only)

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