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Look out for events throughout May to celebrate One Book, One Community. This is a Wairarapa-wide event hosted by Masterton District Library and Wairarapa Library Service. The idea is for people throughout the Wairarapa to come together by reading the same book and discussing it. 

 This year we have chosen The Last Beekeeper by local Martinborough author, Jared Gulian. Timely and topical, this apocalyptic thriller will have you on the edge of your seat (and give you a profound appreciation of bees). Some of you have already read it and enjoyed every page. If you haven’t, make sure you reserve your copy today.  Jared will be appearing at the Carterton Events Centre on 27 May at 6.30 p.m. As well as talking about the inspiration for his book and his writing process, he will be happy to take questions from the audience. Tickets cost $10 and are available from the Carterton Events Centre.  

In keeping with the bee-theme, we will also have story-time and story-walk sessions at the library for the young ones. Find out more on our website wls.org.nz and our Facebook page. 

Staff bubbles, a new service and more

WLS staff work across all four branches.  It means we get to know all the collections and lots of people.  It helps build our professional skills too.  

Like many organisations over the past few months, we’ve been working in bubbles as we try and mitigate the impact of Covid.  We pop back out of these from the beginning of May so you will be seeing familiar faces again in your library.  

Have you tried Homelink?  This is a free weekly service for anyone who is housebound.  We choose books on your behalf (based on what you tell us you enjoy reading) and deliver to your home. For more information, please go to wls.org.nz or call 306 9758.

Another great home service to try is the one-on-one coaching provided by Digital Seniors. If you can’t travel to one of their learning hubs, Digital Seniors can send one of their friendly, helpful team to your place. Many of our daily transactions now take place online, from banking to shopping to connecting with friends and family.

    It is easy to feel left out or left behind if you’re not confident about using the Internet. If that’s you, call Digital Seniors on 0800 373 646 – they will be happy to match you with a coach who will help you learn at your pace in the comfort of your own home.

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