Have you got your copy of the Library What's On e-newsletter yet? Here's a quick run down of some of the things that are happening, but for all the details you need to either check out the website or subscribe for it to arrive in your Inbox at the beginning of every month.
Diwali : 1 - - 29 October
Across Auckland we celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights, with something for everyone – join in the entertainment, colour and culture at your local library during India's best-loved festival. Events include Bollywood performances, henna painting, sari-wrapping demonstrations, 'Ask me in Hindi' sessions, storytimes and more.
In local libraries, this means Special Diwali storytimes for pre-schoolers at the following libraries:
Warkworth Library, Monday 3 October, 10.30am
Whangaparaoa Library, Wednesday 12 October, 10.30am
Orewa Library, Thursday 13 October, 11am
From 1-15 October you can also enjoy displays of Indic language books and artifacts at Helensville, Kumeu, Mahurangi East, Orewa, Warkworth, Wellsford War Memorial and Whangaparaoa Libraries.
October School Holidays : 10 - 22 October
Across Auckland it's time to take a break from school. We have a bit of everything for kids and teens at the libraries during a busy October. Expect stories, quizzes, games, treasure hunts, crafts, and a writing competition mixed in with a bit of Rugby World Cup and Halloween fun.
Check out all the local Rodney events on this website page or go onto the Auckland Libraries website to see what's happening right across Auckland.
Talks and Presentations
Investigate an eclectic mix of talks from a diverse range of people in October. If you want to keep it this side of the Harbour Bridge, there are several talks coming up at Takapuna Library, but there is some interesting stuff happening elsewhere in Auckland as well, including:
3 Oct: Travel Nights: Motorcycling Vietnam (Central City Library)
3 Oct: Two dogs and a garden with Derelie Cherry (Takapuna Library)
6 Oct: The Alexander technique – discover how the technique can help improve your posture and quality of life (St Heliers Library)
7 Oct: Bring your own rose - a Latin American experience (Otahuhu Town Hall)
11 Oct: An hour with Margaret Pope (Takapuna Library)
12 Oct: How to watch the Rugby World Cup 2011 with Spiro Zavos (Takapuna Library)
12 Oct: Hearing health day
13 Oct: Caught between sunshine and shadow with Georgie Tutt (Pt Chevalier Library)
19 Oct: Expert witness with Dr. Anna Sandiford (Central City Library)
20 Oct: The two of me with John Dybvig (St Heliers Library)
It was a rather despondent weekend, despite great wins to the Junior Warriors and the All Blacks. Still proud of the Vodafone Warriors, commiserations to Dan Carter and I hope the Warriors don't mind if we borrow their mantra for the rest of the All Black World Cup campaign. Come on New Zealand - Keep the Faith.