Tuesday, 20 March 2007

Blueskin Bay Library News for April 2007

Kia ora to one and all. We hope you are well and enjoying this season
with its none too subtle hints of winter and reminders of what summer
can really be like. Never boring.

Also never boring is our library programme for the coming weeks. In
this newsletter we talk about the next meeting of the adult book club,
the children's reading programme for the autumn holidays, the
children's book clubs in Waitati and Warrington, an exciting new trial
where we bring the library to Warrington residents, the planning of
the sessions for men, a concert at St Barnabas' church, and much more!

Book Club

We invite all adult readers to meet at 7pm on Monday April 16 in the
library to share their favourite books, not necessarily library books,
just anything that you've loved. We have great (always friendly)
discussions, and the food is good too. People pop in on a casual
basis. There's no commitment to come more often than might suit you.
Give us a try. Meet some of your neighbours who also love books and
reading. You can just come and listen. It's a great way to extend your
reading repertoire.

Autumn Reading Programme

Our holiday reading programmes are always so well supported by
Blueskin Bay children that we have them as often as possible. Be sure
to come into the library at the beginning of the holidays to register
and get your free voucher, and also to borrow some books.

Children's Book Clubs

Warrington: Meet with Helen at 3.15pm at the school on April 24.
Waitati: Meet with Carolyn at 4pm in the Waitati hall on April 13, and 27.

The Library Comes to Warrington

We have been successful in arranging a three month trial period for
the library stepping outside of its four walls and going out into the
Warrington community. We have the use of a laptop computer to access
the library catalogue. Here is the timetable:

Warrington School Tuesdays, 3.15 – 4.30: 27 March, 24 April, 22 May

Warrington Hall Wednesdays, 2pm – 3.30pm: 28 March, 11 April, 2 May,
16 May, 6 June

Warrington Hall Thursdays, 6 – 7pm: 5 April, 19 April, 26 April, 10
May, 24 May, 7 June

We will be able to issue and return your books, place holds, search
the library catalogue and register new members. Please, come along and
support us.

Introducing Meaghan our new shelver

Welcome to Meaghan Kelly who is our new shelver. Meaghan will be
working on Monday afternoons and Friday nights. Many of you will know
her as she lives just out of Waitati.

Items for sale

The Dunedin Public Libraries are selling library bags just for $2.50
and we have lots of bags to sell at our library. The bags have been
designed to carry heavy books! We are also selling "Blueskin Days"
for $40. We can accept cash or cheques for payment, but sorry no

Men's Wellness Series

Mike Wooliscroft is continuing to work on the planning of this
programme and would appreciate your thoughts. He would like it to be
relevant to men from teenage to senior years. Topics he has planned so
far include: fitness, the changes and issues of puberty, retirement
issues, and issues to do with aging. He would like to invite speakers
with expertise in the areas covered. What feedback can you give us?
Are these topics interesting? Can you suggest others?

by Louise Sherriff

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