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November Book Club Meeting

Kia ora, book-lovers!

Our next meeting will be held at Te Aroha Library, 4pm on Friday 2nd November. We will be discussing Fiction written by an author whose surname starts with X Y or Z. 
Sounds fairly easy, right?  Actually, it’s going to be an interesting challenge – here in Te Aroha we have only a dozen titles in this category, although those are certainly interesting reads, for example William Paul Young’s follow-up to ‘The Shack’, ‘Crossroads’. There’s also New Zealand author Karen Zelas’ ‘Past Perfect’, a novel exploring the French /NZ settlement of Akaroa, travelling between past and present, and from northern to southern hemispheres.  And those two books are just a random sampling of what’s on the shelf.  You may also find e-books plenty to read in this unusual category, using our Wheelers Eplatform app.

Have fun rising to the challenge!
Ngā mihi nui

Hobby horsing @ the library

The libraries have been a 'stable' of activity this week as children have been in making hobby horses.  Next week we invite all of them to come along to our hobby horsing competition days.  There will be an obstacle course for them to race through with their horses, as well as an arena to show off their best moves.  Registrations are at 10.30am at the library on these days:hobby horsing girls2

Te Aroha - Monday 8th October 10.30-11.30

Morrinsville - Tuesday 9th October 10.30-11.30

Matamata - Wednesday 10th October 10.30-11.30

October Book Club Meeting

Kia ora, book-lovers!

Our next meeting will be held at Te Aroha Library, 4pm on Friday October 5th, when we’ll be discussing ‘Diary-themed’ reading.  You can raid either the fiction or non-fiction shelves for this one – and to make things even easier for you, at Te Aroha Library we have a little list of possible titles!  Having said that, there are heaps of possibilities in all three libraries that you can find with a little shelf-pottering, or simply enter ‘diary’ as a search term in the online catalogue.

 This promises to be a really interesting theme.  Have fun with it!

Ngā mihi nui


Bee Aware 2018

BAM PosterSeptember is the month to Bee Aware and this year the focus is on bee health. 

We will have local bee expert, James Sainsbury at Morrinsville Library on Saturday, 1st September from 10.30-11.30am for family-friendly bee activities. Anyone is welcome to come along and participate, see what bees do in an observation hive, try on a beekeeper's veil, or learn about how bees help with pollination. 

Our libraries also stock a wide array of books to help budding beekeepers, which you are welcome to borrow with a valid library card. Click here to search our catalogue.