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poster from Movember saying the world's longest moustache is 14ft

Join us for Movember!

Help our libraries promote men’s health this Movember!

Our Movember activities include book displays on men’s health in-library, some simply smashing moustaches on display courtesy of our male librarians, and a series of quiz nights held in our libraries.

Details for the quiz nights are:

- Dates/Locations:

  • Te Aroha Library: Tuesday 28 November
  • Matamata Library: Wednesday 29 November
  • Morrinsville Library: Thursday 30 November

- Each quiz will start at 6pm, with moustache-based questions, drinks and snacks provided, and prizes to be won!

- Grow, make or buy a moustache for the night - spot prizes for best mo!

- The quiz nights are team-based events of 4-6 people. If you want to sign up on your own, or as a couple, we can pair you up with another person/couple.

- Open to everyone in our community.

For those who aren't familiar, Movember is a worldwide event aimed at raising awareness about the many health issues that predominantly affect men - largely because men don’t tend to talk about their health. The Movember website states that “a growing number of men – around 10.8M globally – are facing life with a prostate cancer diagnosis. Globally, testicular cancer is the most common cancer among young men. And across the world, one man dies by suicide every minute of every day, with males accounting for 69% of all suicides.”

Whether you are (or know) a chap who needs mental health support, hasn’t been to the doctor for a check-up in a while, or just want to put the word out that there’s people out there who care, the Movember initiative lets anyone and everyone do their bit to tackle – and raise awareness of – men’s health issues.

If you’re interested in attending our quiz nights, let us know via phone (07 889 8388) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. here, or simply drop in and see us. And if you’d like to know more about Movember, their mission, and what you can do to help, check out their website.