Friday, 22 June 2007

Blueskin Bay Library column

Hang on to this thought – the shortest day has passed and longer,
warmer days are on their way. So snuggle down, keep warm, and when
you're feeling venturesome, come down to the library for activities
such as the holiday programme at Warrington, a celebration of Montana
poetry day, chocolate story time, and more. Read on.

The Library at Warrington

We will be at Warrington School on Wednesday, July 4, from 2pm till
3.30pm. General members of the public are very welcome to come along
to the school from 3.00 p.m. to take advantage of this outreach. There
will always be a selection of adult stock, fiction, non-fiction,
magazines, CDs and DVDs. There will be a children's activity as well.

Winter Holiday Programme

Watch out for more details about our winter mural project and family
movie night. The family movie night is planned for 14 July at 7pm in
the Waitati Hall as a fun-raiser for Warrington Taekwondo Club. There
will be an animated movie suitable for families and children.

Poetry Day

This is on Friday July 27th, and the Blueskin Bay part of the national
celebrations will be held at the library at 10.30am. We are inviting
Warrington and Waitati schools to contribute 25 poems per school, and
these will be hung on a 'literary curtain' in the library. The
curtain will be opened and launched at 10.30 on the day, by famous
local poet Carolyn McCurdie. We will have poetry readings by all, so
be sure to bring a copy of your poem. Everyone welcome.

Chocolate Story Time

The Chocolate Carnival is from 7th to 13th of July. We will be
holding a chocolate story time at 10.30am on Friday 13th of July. You
can expect to meet a special guest at this event. To find out who it
is, you will have to come to the library. Chocolate lovers will not
go away empty handed. What more could you wish for?

2007 Writers in Winter Programme

Vanda Symon
Murder, She Wrote
Join this popular New Zealand crime fiction writer as she talks about
her passion for life and writing. Vanda's first novel, Overkill has
received wide acclaim by critics and much public enthusiasm. Her
second novel, The Ringmaster, to be published by Penguin during 2008.
An active member of the community, Vanda is Chair of the Otago
Southland Branch of the NZ Society of Authors, has her own radio show,
Write On, for Hills AM Community radio. She is Chair of the PTA at
Arthur Street School, and Co-ordinator of Otago's New Zealand Book
Month 2007. Thursday 23 August 7.00pm

Evening classes: What's Inside Your Computer?

Murray Soal has kindly offered to facilitate this series which we hope
will appeal to quite a wide range of people in Blueskin Bay.

This will basically be a show and tell time with opportunities for
hands on covering the following:
• basic idea of how the computer moves and stores data (layman's language)
• explanation of terms such as gig, meg, kilo, bit, byte etc
• basic explanation (no display for safety reasons) of power supply.
• displays of a working computer, some memory sticks, inside a hard
drive, insides of a cd rom, a motherboard, a floppy drive unit, video
card, sound card, a working computer
• basic description of each unit, what it does and a non technical
description (where possible) of how it does it, how it all fits
together and the interrelationships.

We are planning this for the first week in September, starting with
soup and breads from 6.00pm concluding with a question and answer
segment up to 9.30pm.

Please phone the Library on 482 2444 if you are interested in
attending. Places will be limited to 12 so be in early to ensure that
you have a place. There is no charge but a gold coin donation per
family will be appreciated. The Library cannot offer this programme
without firm expressions of interest.

The Staff Book Shelf

'Lost in Translation: a life in a new language' by Eva Hoffman
'About face: look and feel 10 years younger – naturally.' By Kim
Morrison and Fleur Whelligan
'If you want great skin…throw away your cosmetics!' by Helen Bairstow
and Jennifer Jefferies
Chat to Helen if you'd like to know more about these titles.

Artist of the Month

Featuring this month is the work of Selma Simmons. There are gorgeous
creatures of the sea to view. In addition, Liz Abbott has some of her
cards and pockets available.

by Louise Booth

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