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“Reading is dreaming with your eyes wide open.”

Just like that, Summer is over and Autumn is with us. The end of daylight savings is a great excuse to curl up with a good book – and we have lots!  We always have new books coming in, so if you’ve read a review about something that appeals to you, come and see us.

New fiction this month includes: “Just Like You” by Nick Hornby, Iris Johansen’s new one “Blink of an Eye”, “Girl in the Walls”, “The Rabbit Queen” and “New Animal”.  Non-fiction titles include “The Dragons the Giant the Women”, “7-day Brain Boost Plan”, “The Cancer Code”, Her Say: Survivors of Domestic Violence Tell Their Own Stories” and “Vegetarian Hassle free Gluten free”.

Quirky title of the month goes to “Your Inner Hedgehog” by Alexander McCall Smith.

Tell your kids we have a HEAP of new children’s books – which is handy because it’s school holiday time! The libraries are running a Book Bingo competition over the holidays: stop in at any of our four libraries, pick up a bingo card and complete the challenges. Finish a line, go into a draw.  Finish the whole thing, go into an even bigger draw! We have some great prizes just waiting to be won.

More school holiday fun: if you fancy yourself as an author, stop into the library and make your own “zine” – short for “magazine”, because they’re teensy-weensy magazines.  Our zine-making stations will be open Monday to Friday (both weeks of the holidays), 9.30am – 4.30pm… just drop in.  We provide the materials, you bring your creative talent. We’ll give you five free photocopies of your completed zine to share with your friends!

Once school goes back, bring your littlies along to one of our Wā Kōrero storytime sessions – these are being held at all four of our libraries, so check at your local branch for a time that suits you. We have stories, songs, heuristic toys for our babies, and lots of fun! 

Adults – Are you looking for a job or thinking about a change of career?  Not sure where to start?  Have a FREE chat with a career coach who can help you explore your options – our Featherston and Greytown branches will be holding a series of pop-ups with a career coach in early May.  Check with your local library for dates and times.

We look forward to seeing you in the Library. Stay safe, stay warm, and stay well-read.

“Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life.” – Fernando Pessoa

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