Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Celebrate NZ Book Month at Auckland Libraries

March is officially New Zealand Book Month! It is about forming a North to South community of readers, connecting Kiwis who are passionate about books and who enjoy spreading the word. From friend to neighbour, school bus to sporting field, workplace to playground, it's about telling and retelling stories, and recommending new books to read.

Auckland Libraries is proud to participate in and support NZ Book Month. Throughout March, we will highlight the life-changing nature of books you can access at your local library, offer inspiring recommendations from our librarians, and host events at libraries across the Auckland region. Some of these have already taken place so I am a bit late off the block but I have it on very good authority that the "Know your NZ Children's Authors and Illustrators" held last week at Takapuna Library went very well.

Here are some of the events happening in the rest of the month.

21 Mar: Doris de Pont on Black: The History of Black Fashion, Society and Culture in NZ (Central City Library)
21 Mar: The Hungry Heart: Journeys with Colenso (Remuera Library)
22 Mar: Frank Rose presents The Art of Immersion (Central City Library)
24 Mar: Author Talk: Michael and Judy Churchouse (Howick Library)
27 Mar: Christchurch 22.2 Beyond the Cordon (Takapuna Library)
28 Mar: Brian Boyd on Stalking Nabokov (Central City Library)
29 Mar: One Island, One Book (Waiheke Library)
29 Mar: Books that inspire us (Panmure Library)
31 Mar: Pear Jam Books 1st Birthday Party (St Heliers Library)
3 Apr: Jan Cronin presents 'The Frame Function: An Inside-Out Guide to the Novels of Janet Frame' (Central City Library)

For more information go to the Auckland Libraries website NZ Book Month page or visit the official NZ Book Month website.

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