Library notes 8 November 2017

Published on 08 November 2017


Top 10 books

New Adult Non Fiction

Modern Baby Crochet, 18 Crocheted Baby Garments, Blankets, Accessories by Sharon Zientara

Learn to Draw Celtic Designs by Lora S Irish

The Joy of Lettering by Walter Foster

One Man and a Mule Across England with a Pack Mule by Hugh Thomson

Tell Me Everything you Don’t Remember, The Stroke that Changed My Life by Christine Hyung-Oak Lee

Lights, Camera, Lions, Memoirs of Real-Life Dr Doolittle by Hubert Geza Wells

Through the Shadowlands, A Science Writer’s Odyssey into an Illness Science doesn’t Understand by Julie Rehmeyer

Head in the Cloud, Why Knowing Things Still Matters, When Facts are so Easy to Look Up by William Poundstone

Stories for Work, The Essential Guide to Business Storytelling by Gabrielle Dolan

The Great Leveler , Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty – First Century by Walter Scheidel

Editorial by Deborah Mcdonald, Children’s Librarian

Holiday programme at Libraries Horowhenua

What are your children doing for the holidays?

Our very popular Summer Reading Programme is running in Levin, Foxton and Shannon Libraries from 11th December to 19th January.  This year’s theme is “Wild About Reading” and is open to children from ages 3-10 yrs. The Summer Reading programme aims to encourage and promote books, libraries, and the fun of reading through incentive rewards, activities and popular entertainers. 

How it works – your child/ren takes a book home from the library. After reading it, they bring the book to the report-in session at the library where they can have fun telling us about what they have read.  Each time they report in they will receive a small gift and a sticker for their folder.  They can do this up to four times and those who complete the programme will receive an invitation to the Grand Finale. Each child will be presented with a certificate and a popular new book to keep. Each library will have their own special finale.  Along with the reading programme, there will be fun, jungle-themed craft activities happening every day. The entertainers this year are Mary Kippenberger, and The Little Dog Barking Theatre Company.

iRead Programme

Intermediate-aged children have their own special programme and the theme this year is “Bookscape”. When they register they will receive a review booklet in which they can write a review of the book they have read and bring it along to the report-in session. There will be book rewards throughout and the programme will end with a “Master Chef” finale.

Registrations start 27th November at each library.  Places for both programmes will fill up fast, so make sure you get in early.

These programmes are offered free of charge thanks to funding from the Eastern and Central Community Trust.  For more information, please contact your local library.

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 8 November

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

‘Bald Bobbies’ fundraiser for CanTeen 4pm


Lunchtime concert  12-1pm

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


Tai Chi 10-11.30am 

Te Runanga o Raukawa Playgroup 10-11.30am


JP Clinic 11.30am-1.30pm

Te Runanga o Raukawa Playgroup 10-11.30am

Book Club 2pm-

Wednesday 15 November

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

Learn new skills

Thursday 9 November

Employment Readiness 10am-12pm

Tuesday 14 November

Trade Me 10am-12pm