Library Newsletter | October 2023
See what's happening in the Waimakariri Libraries this month!
Libraries Survey 2023
At the Waimakariri District Libraries we are always looking at ways we can improve our services to make your experience the best, most inclusive and easily accessible experience possible.
We would love your feedback on what we are doing well or what we could do to make your experience better.
Click below to complete the survey and if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us.
Author Talk: Alan Woods
Where: Kaiapoi Library
When: Thursday 19 October 2023, 6:30pm
"One day I would like you to go to the places that I have seen and to see the things that I have seen without the nasty bits"
Eighty years after World War Two, encouraged by his father's stories of survival and determination, a son travels to Poland to follow his father's experiences as a soldier and Prisoner of War. Without the Nasty Bits weaves Norman's words with Alan's journey in a story that brings the past to life.
"This exhibition, of new work, is a series of paintings and sculptures that look at love, longing and the continued need for courage."
Fiction Addiction Book Group
Fill up your literary larder with books each month while discussing what you've been reading with like minded addicts.
Each month we will supply some titles for you to pick from. During the month as you read you can add comments, discuss and interact with others on our book group Facebook page (no spoilers!).
What are you waiting for? Join Fiction Addiction today!
e-Resource Spotlight: GivME and GivUS
Did you know Waimakariri Libraries subscribe to the GivME and GivUS database?
You can search for 1000s of awards and scholarships for individuals (GivME) or grants and schemes for community or sports groups (GivUS).
The database provides easy ways to narrow down your search and will give you details of how to apply for funding from each source. You can access these databases via the library website by clicking on the link below.
You will need your library card and pin number, and to create a password for your account.
This month Sarah and Ciaran our movie experts reviewed Living. The movie is available on DVD from the library.
Click 'Learn More' to read their reviews and check the availabilty of the movie.
New Take & Make Craft Video
October Take & Make Craft: Octopus Mobile
This month, join Karen to learn how to make an Octopus Mobile!
The packs will be ready to pick up from our three libraries on the 19th October, so come grab one and follow along with the video on the Waimakariri Libraries Facebook page to see how it's made. In the meantime, we still have some September packs available.
All you will need to supply are scissors, glue/sticky tape and colouring-in materials. Everything else that you need to make the craft will be included in the Take & Make packs each month. You may also find a list of relevant resources and a couple of fun activities in each month's pack which can keep the kids entertained for hours.
New packs are released on the third Thursday of every month, so keep a look out for the next craft video and Take & Make packs on the 19th October.
Please ask a friendly member of the Library Team for your Take & Make Craft Pack at Oxford, Kaiapoi, or Rangiora Library, and remember – numbers are strictly limited so be in quick.
Ages 5+, parental supervision recommended.
Please note, you are still able to view these videos via our Facebook page even if you are not signed up to Facebook yourself. Just click the "Watch Now" button below to get started.
Children's Craft Group
We currently have 4 vacancies in our Thursday craft sessions at Rangiora Library (3.30-4.30 during term time) Suitable for 5-12 year olds.
If interested, please contact Karen for more information and to register firstname.lastname@example.org
Digital Skills Classes
Wednesday 18 October 10-11.30
Thursday 19 October 10-11.30
Introduction to Apps
Wednesday 25 October 10-11.30
Thursday 26 October 10-11.30
phone: 311 8901, email: email@example.com or come into the library