Library notes 6 December

Published on 06 December 2017

epetting zoo

Top 10 books

New Adult Non Fiction

Haunted New Zealand RoadTrip, In Search of Paranormal Activity by Mark Wallbank

Teenagers The Rise of Youth Culture in New Zealand by Chris Brickell

Colorful Crochet, More that 20 New Crochet Projects by Marianne Dekkers-Roos

Ponchos to Knit, 40 Projects and Paired Accessories in Classic and Contemporary Styles by Denise Samson

New Zealand Wine, The Land , the Vines, the People by Warren Moran

Bloomsbury South, The Arts in Christchurch 1933-1953 by Peter Simpson

The Toddler Surival Guide, Complete Protection from the Whiny Unfed by Mike and Heather Spohr

The A-Z of Curious Shropshire, Strange Stories of Mysteries, Crimes and Eccentrics by John Shipley

Shepherd of Another Flock, The Charming tale of a new Vicar in Yorkshire Country Town by David Wilbourne

Narrow River, Wide Sky, A Memoir by Jenny Forrester

Come and pet an eDevice

Joanne Dillon (JD) – Literacy and Learning Programmes Librarian

It’s THAT time of year again! ePetting Zoo time!

People often say to me “what on earth is an ePetting zoo?” and you might be thinking the same thing.

Envisage going to a normal petting zoo and being able to get up close with a collection of cute small animals – perhaps a couple of bottle-fed lambs, a rabbit who wants to remain hidden in her hutch, a pig who would rather lie in the sun snoring than be admired by humans and a Shetland pony that is happy to be petted by dozens of small hands each day. A petting zoo is a great place to take your children who insist they need to have a pony, a puppy and a guinea pig because hopefully they will see how much work is involved with keeping them fed, watered, exercised and cleaned.

Now, take away the animals and in their place imaging you are getting to know a bit more about digital devices without the pressure of having to make a commitment to purchase one. We have a table laden with some of the most common eGadgets – a Kobo ereader, a Chromebook and tablets of 3 different varieties (Windows, Android and Apple). Our staff will help you understand the differences between them and to work out which, if any, are going to meet your unique requirements. Whether you simply wish to read eBooks, continue working your family history project or you also want to stay in touch with your Facebook friends there is a device that will be the best choice for you.

This time of year, with Christmas sales then Boxing Day and New Year sales, people are asking themselves which kind of device to purchase for the kids, for Grandma or for themselves. You can get quite bamboozled in the shops with so many options that look alike but have different amounts of storage, higher or lower megapixel cameras and with or without 4G. Our ePetting zoos are designed to be relaxed, informative and focused on which gadget is going to enable you to do what you need. It can cost you a lot of money in the long run if you buy equipment that later turns out not be the best fit.

Our ePetting zoo events are running throughout December and January on the following days:

Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-po

Tuesday 5 December 10am-12pm

Wednesday 13 December 3pm-5pm

Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom

Thursday 7 December 2pm-4pm

Thursday 11 January 10am-12pm

If these times don’t suit, email and request a Book a Librarian appointment.

What’s On


Vicky Millman Art Exhibition "Colours of my Soul" Exhibition – 1-30 November

Monday to Friday

Volunteer Resource Centre: Talk to the Volunteer Resource Centre about becoming a volunteer. They can help you match your individual skills and interests with a large number of groups who need volunteers. 10am - 12 noon.

Family and local history: Call into the Heritage Room for help and advice on researching your family tree 10am-3pm.

Wednesday 6 December

Social crochet and coffee club: Jenny Goyne will teach you to crochet, or bring you own craft project along and join in the coffee and chat and meet new friends 10.30am

Te Reo classes 6pm

Quiz night 7pm


Te Runanga o Raukawa Playgroup 10-11.30am


Lunchtime concert 12-1pm

SeniorNet: Get help with your tablets, phones and laptops 2-4pm


Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-po, Levin 2pm


Tai Chi 10-11.30am (last class for 2017)

Te Runanga o Raukawa Playgroup 10-11.30am


JP Clinic 11.30am-1.30pm

Te Runanga o Raukawa Playgroup 10-11.30am

Wednesday 13 December

Social crochet and coffee club 10.30am

Te Reo classes 6pm

Quiz night 7pm

Learn new skills

Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-po
Tuesday 12 December
Employment Readiness 10am-12pm

Wednesday 13 December 3pm-5pm
ePetting Zoo 10am-11.30am

Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom
Tuesday 7 December
ePetting Zoo 2pm-4pm