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Who's coming to town?

Phyllis with bookA journey spanning over nearly 40 years will come to a conclusion this Saturday, 19th May when Phyllis Johnston, an author from Matamata-Piako launches her latest book 'The fortunate ones', the final in the May Tarrant series at the Matamata-Piako Civic and Memorial Centre (Matamata).The first book in the series, 'No one went to town' launched in the 80s, with three others published in the last few decades.  Everyone is welcome to come along from 1-3pm for book giveaways, Q&A sessions with Phyllis, book signings and more.  We look forward to seeing you there. 

Superhero smackdown

Which of your favourite superheroes will feature in our 2019 edition of Book vs Book?  Keep an eye on our website here, or ask us in the libraries when the voting commences....Hype Poster Alternate Font

Book Club Mysteries

Greetings, readers –

Just a quick reminder that book group is convening once again this coming Friday, April 5th, 4pm at Te Aroha Library, to discuss the crime/mystery/thriller you’ve been reading this month – looking forward to your opinions and recommendations!

All the best

The team at Te Aroha Library

Author Talk with Alana Scott

Alana Photographing Food 1Join us to hear Alana Scott talk about writing her new cookbook, The Gut Friendly Cookbook.

Tues 19th March 7pm @ Matamata LibraryThe Gut Friendly Cookbook Cover 1024x10242x

Wed 20th March 7pm @ Te Aroha Library

Sat 6th April 10am @ Morrinsville Library

Join Alana for an entertaining hour as she chats about living with gut issues and the hilarious situations she's ended up in (have you ever tried to fart at a networking event?), how she rediscovered her love of food and learnt to cook, and why she wrote The Gut Friendly Cookbook plus all the adventures and mishaps that came with it.  She will be happy to answer questions, and will have books for sale and to sign.

Free entry to any and all of these events.  Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 07 889 8388.

Check out her website here for more information about Alana Scott: 

Biographies to discuss

Just one week away until the next Book Club meeting at Te Aroha Library.  The theme this month is ‘Biographies’. Remember these are scattered throughout the non-fiction section, according to subject areas, e g sport, music, royals etc. Fortunately they all wear a tell-tale ‘Biography’ sticker on their spines. If it’s all too daunting, do come and ask one of your friendly librarians for a spot of assistance – it’s what we’re here for :)

Enjoy your month of entering into someone else’s life!

See you at 4pm on Friday 1st March at the Te Aroha Library.