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Upper Hutt City Libraries

July 2019


C a l e n d a r E ve n t s Page 8 & 9 N e w DV D s Page 12 B eyo n d T h e Pa g e Page 13 & 14



E D ITO R ' S N OTE Tēnā koutou, readers. C o ntent s

5 Librarians Choice

8-9 Calendar

13 -14 Beyond The Page Fest

16 Heritage Collections

F R ONT C OVE R An illustration of a Kiwi by Steven Driessen. 2

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Kia Ora! My name is Cat. Excited to be starting my new role here and what a great time to start! There's lots of events on this wintery July. Beyond the Page is starting up on July 6 - 21, with lots of activities for children and their whanau over the school holidays. Cool workshops on for Plastic Free July, learn to make your own beeswax wraps and even beauty products! (register on the library website) Poetry Competition entries are open for National Poetry Day! Plus heaps more other great programmmes on to keep us warm this month. Enjoy! Ngā mihi nui, Cat Kelly

Want to know more about the Upper Hutt community? Then you should try, an interactive demographic information tool that is designed to tell the story of Upper Hutt and its people. You can use the community profile, social atlas and population forecast tools to find out more about your neighbourhood, compare suburbs or benchmark Upper Hutt against other cities in the Wellington region! If you want to impress your tutor, plan services to reach the right people, provide evidence for funding applications or make better investment decisions, .id community is your friend: You can also find the link to it on the library databases page: digital-resources/databases/ This excellent resource is provided to us by Upper Hutt City Council.

Porirua, Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt, Wellington City & Kāpiti Coast District Libraries present

6 - 21 JULY Ta m a r i k i & W h ā n a u Literar y Festival

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Come check out our new Jigsaw Shelf in the library!

Come and join this fun, leisure group for players of the 500 card Ages 16+

500 CARD FANATICS Second and fourth Sunday of the month 1 – 4pm Rotary Lounge

No registration

Plastic Free July Workshops-Make Your Own: Upper Hutt City Library Natural Cleaners Thurs 4 July | 5.30pm– 6.30pm Beeswax Wraps & Snack Bags Tues 9 July | 2–3pm Beauty Products Thurs 18 July | 5.30pm– 6.30pm Speaker: Plastic in our Water Wed 10 July | 2-3pm

Pinehaven Library Beeswax Wraps & Snack Bags Tues 16 July | 10.30am–11.30am Speaker: Plastic in our Water Thurs 18 July | 11am – 12pm Places are limited to 30 - Register your place on the library website

The library website has been updated! Any feedback? We'd love to hear from you. Email: 4

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M I R AN DA S e n i o r Li b r a r i a n R e a d e r D e ve l o p m e n t Did you know that the Librarian’s Choice collection is constantly being added to, with new gems being discovered by our librarians all the time? Here are a few recently recommended titles. Murder, misadventure & miserable ends: tales from a colonial coroner’s court by Catie Gilchrist This is the story of life and death in colonial Sydney. Henry Shiell was the Sydney City Coroner from 1866 1889. In the course of his unusually long career he delved into the lives, loves, crimes, homes and workplaces of colonial Sydneysiders. The salt path by Raynor Winn The uplifting true tale of the couple who lost everything and then embarked on a journey

of salvation across the windswept South West coastline. Just days after Raynor learns that Moth, her husband of 32 years, is terminally ill, their home is taken away and they lose their livelihood. With nothing left and little time, they make the brave and impulsive decision to walk the 630 miles of the sea-swept South West Coast Path, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall. The Alice network by Kate Quinn Two women, a female spy recruited to the reallife Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947, are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption. W W W.U P P E R H U T T L I B R A R Y.C O. N Z 




In the Central Library:

In the Central Library:

Paper Craft Creations Colouring, card making and scrapbooking. Every Tuesday, 10 –12pm

Communit y Law Legal info and advice on accessing free legal services. Every Monday, 2–3pm

Unscripted Creative and fun theatre for those aged 50+. Every second Tuesday, 1.30 – 3pm Baby-wearing Meet-Up Share your carriers and experience. Third Tuesday of the month, 10.30 – 11.30am Learn to Meditate Learn simple techniques for general wellbeing. Every Wednesday, 11am –12pm Knit & Knatter Morning tea while knitting or crocheting over a good yarn. Every Thursday, 10 –12pm Upper Hutt Ukes Every Thursday, 5 – 6.30pm It's Write Easy It’s write easy to write your own family history. Every Friday, 1.30 – 3pm Family History Group Research your family history with like-minded people. Third Sunday of the month, 1–2pm Upper Hutt Local History Group Share and enjoy the stories of our ancestors. Second Wednesday of the month, 1.30 – 3pm


Genealogy Resources and Advice on tracing your family history. Second Monday of the month, 10am–12pm Housing New Zealand Get information and have your questions and concerns heard. Fortnightly on Wednesdays, 2.30 – 3.30pm Jus tic e of the Peac e JPs available to witness signatures, verify documents and more. Every Thursday, 10 –11am And every first and third Thursday of the month, 5.30 – 6.30pm Mayor's Clinic Have an informal chat with your Mayor, Wayne Guppy. Times and dates vary, next clinic: Tuesday 16 July, 10.30 –11.30am Public Trus t Estate planning and asset protection advice for everyone. Every third Wednesday of the month, 11am–12pm

Book Discussion Group Wed 3 July | 10.15 –11.30am | Theme: Beginning with B Wed 7 Aug | 10.15 –11.30am | Theme: Show Stopper! More Than Books 11 July | 5.30 – 6.30pm | Theme: Space 8 Aug | 5.30 – 6.30pm | Theme: Service Animals 6

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Upper Hutt City Library’s annual Poetry Competition returns. Celebrate National Poetry Month by creating a poem based on the theme 'Inspire'.

Theme: Inspire


Entries Open: Mon 1 July Closing Date: Mon 7 Aug, 12pm Collect an entry form from your Library or online from: Terms and conditions apply. day

Awards Night: 23 August Children & Youth: 4pm Adults: 6pm Central Library

Take the family for a walk through the city centre to see if you can find five hidden bugs! Competition runs from 29 June — 6 August. Enter your answers at www. to be in to win a family fun pack. W W W.U P P E R H U T T L I B R A R Y.C O. N Z 


W ha t 's O n i n J u l y Lots on this month! Book your spot at a Plastic Free July workshop // Pick your fav Beyond The Page events (see more on pg.13 -14) // Enter into this years National Poetry Day Competition ...and more!

8 Mon

1 Mon Poetry Competition Baby Bops Community Law

Genealogy Community Law

Now Open 10.30 -11am 2-3pm

10 -10.30am 10am-12pm 10.30 -11am 1:30 -3pm

Xiang Gong Author Donovan Bixley Paper Craft Creations Make Beeswax Wraps

3 Wed Book Discussion Group Baby Bops Learn to Meditate

10.15 -11.30am 10.30 -11am 11am-12pm

10 -11am 10am-12pm 10.30 -11am 5 - 6.30pm 5.30 - 6.30pm 5.30 - 6.30pm

Learn to Meditate U.H Local History Plastic in Our Water Housing New Zealand


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Justice of the Peace Knit & Knatter Yoga Storytime Theatre with Holly UH Ukes More than Books

10 -11am 10am-12pm 11am-12pm 2-3pm 5 - 6.30pm 5.30 - 6.30pm

Te Reo Maori Storytime 10.30 -11.30am It's Write Easy 1.30 -3pm 13 Sat

11am-12pm 1-3pm

Royal Ballet Storytime


14 Sun

7 Sun Sunday Funday 500 Cards Fanatics Lego Club

11a.m-12pm 1.30 -3pm 2-3pm 2.30 -3.30pm

12 Fri 1.30 -3pm

6 Sat String Bean Puppets Movie Magic


11 Thurs

5 Fri It's Write Easy

10 -10.30am 10 -11am 10am-12pm 2-3pm

10 Wed

4 Thurs Justice of the Peace Knit & Knatter Tiny Tots UH Ukes Justice of the Peace Make Natural Cleaners

10am-12pm 2-3pm

9 Tues

2 Tues Xiang Gong Paper Craft Creations Tiny Tots at Pinehaven Unscripted

School Holidays Week 1

11am-2pm 1- 4pm 2-3pm

Sunday Funday Moana in te reo Maori

11am-2pm 2-3.30pm


School Holidays Week 2

15 Mon

Author - Paul Beavis Community Law

22 Mon

2-3pm Cancelled

Baby Bops Community Law

16 Tues

10.30 -11am 2-3pm

23 Tues

Xiang Gong Paper Craft Creations Mayor's Clinic Babywearing Meet- Up Make Beeswax Wraps Te Rereka-Toro Pikopiko Te Rereka-Toro Pikopiko Unscripted Fun in Fundraising

10 -10.30am 10am-12pm 10.30 -11.30am 10.30 -11.30am 10.30 -11.30am 11am-12pm 1-2pm 1.30 -3pm 6.30 - 8.30pm

Xiang Gong 10 -10.30am Paper Craft Creations 10am-12pm Tiny Tots at Pinehaven 10.30 -11am 24 Wed Baby Bops Learn to Meditate Housing New Zealand 25 Thurs

17 Wed Chinese Calligraphy Public Trust Learn to Meditate

10 -11am 11am-12pm 11am-12pm


18 Thurs Justice of the Peace Knit & Knatter CAB Training Workshop Plastic in Our Water Zine Machine UH Ukes Justice of the Peace Make Beauty Products Voices in the Park

10 -11am 10am-12pm 10am-1pm 11am-12pm 1-2pm 5 - 6.30pm 5.30 - 6.30pm 5.30 - 6.30pm 7- 8pm

10.30 -11am 11am-12pm 2.30 -3.30pm

Justice of the Peace Knit & Knatter Tiny Tots Scribbles and Scribes UH Ukes

10 -11am 10am-12pm 10.30 -11am 3.30 - 4.30pm 5 - 6.30pm

26 Fri It's Write Easy

1.30 -3pm

27 Sat R

Movie Magic


28 Sun R

Sunday Funday


19 Fri It's Write Easy 1.30 -3pm Tanyas Imagined Worlds 2-3pm 20 Sat Box Bonanza


21 Sun Sunday Funday Star Wars Storytime Family History 500 Card Fanatics

11am-2pm 1-2pm 1-2pm 1- 4pm

= Pinehaven Library


= Registration Required

29 Mon Baby Bops Community Law

10.30 -11am 2-3pm

30 Tues Xiang Gong Paper Craft Creations Tiny Tots at Pinehaven Unscripted

10 -10.30am 10am-12pm 10.30 -11am 1.30 -3pm

31 Wed Baby Bops Learn to Meditate

10.30 -11am 11am-12pm

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Elton John : The Biography Buckley, David The Meaning Of Trees Vennell, Robert The Billion Dollar Bonfire Lee, Chris Little Green Kitchen : simple vegetarian family recipes Frenkiel, David The courage to be disliked Kishimi, IchirĹ? The art and making of The Handmaid's Tale Robinson, Andrea Coffee art : creative coffee designs for the home barista Tamang, Dhan 10 A P R I L 2 019


Secrets of Silvergum Mandy Magro Reflections Marcia Willett The Second-Worst Restaurant In France Alexander McCall Smith The Butterfly Room Lucinda Riley Dead At First Sight Peter James Their Little Secret Mark Billingham W W W.U P P E R H U T T L I B R A R Y.C O. N Z  11


New Low Prices! Single: $3 now $2 TV Series: $5 now $4 Childrens: $2 now no charge

Outlander Season 4 The continuing saga of Jamie and Claire Fraser as they settle in the American colony of Nor th Carolina. On their new land, tension arises with the local Cherokee. 12 A P R I L 2 019

Daf fodils Based on a award winning stage play, the bitter- sweet stor y is expressed with iconic New Zealand hit songs of ar tists such as Crowded House, Bic Runga and Dave Dobbyn.

Captain Mar vel Captain Mar vel is an extraterrestrial Kree warrior who finds herself caught in the middle of an intergalactic battle between her people and the Skrulls.

Les Miserables (BBC) A BBC mini series , Les Miserables is the stor y of Jean Valijean, a former convict who is unable to escape the shadow of his past life.

Green Book Italian - American bouncer who becomes the driver of an African - American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 19 6 0s American South.

Chantel Senior Librarian: Children & Youth The children’s team have been working up a sweat in these chilly months making sure everything is ready for our third annual Beyond The Page festival! We have lots of amazing performers coming to the library including a choir! Not every day there is a choir in the library!

The last weekend of the holidays is the time I’m looking forward to the most – it’s the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and to celebrate we are making rockets out of cardboard (lots of little rockets or one big one? decide!) and on Sunday the 21st we are having Stormtroopers visit the library – anyone who has seen my work coffee mug will know how excited I am for that one. Hope to see you soon at the library, Chantel

see some of my top picks!

To p P ic k s

Helen the Green Fairy Wed 10 July | 11am –12pm

Te Reo Māori Storytime Fri 12 July | 10.30 -11.30am

Voices in the Wind Thurs 18 July | 7– 8pm

Star Wars Storytime Sun 21 July | 1–2pm

Author: Paul Beavis Mon 15 July | 2– 3pm

Te Rereka by Toro Pikopiko Tues 16 July | 11am & 1pm

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Meet the Author: Donovan Bixley Tues 9 July | 10 –11am | Age 5+ Meet award-winning author and illustrator Donovan Bixley at this rollicking interactive show.

Royal New Zealand Ballet Dance Storytime Sat 13 July | 2–3pm | Age 4 - 8 Join dance educators from the Royal New Zealand Ballet at this interactive ballet storytime.

Te Rereka by Toro Pikopiko Tues 16 July | 11am–12pm & 1-2pm | All Ages This highly interactive show, based on a Kai Tahu legend, features original music and more than 100 rock-art puppets.

The Imagined Worlds of Tanya Batt Fri 19 July | 2–3pm | Age 4+ Dive into a world of magical and mysterious storytelling with master story-weaver Tanya Batt.

Pick up a booklet at the library or see the full schedule online Ta m a r i k i & W h ā n a u Literar y Festival

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BABY BOPS Musical sessions that foster a love of learning through music, rhymes and finger play. Ages 0 - 2. Central Librar y Mon & Wed | 10.30am Runs during the school term only.



Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas By Aaron Blabey

Boardgame: Love Letters | Teen+

Time to find out if this is true do piranhas eat banana’s? will Brian convince his friends that fruit is good for you? This great picture book with fun art work will make both Adults and children laugh. A quick read suitable for any time of the day.

Each player aims to deliver a love letter to the princess with the assistance of collaborators. It has many different themes available including Lord Hobbit , Batman and Star Wars to name a few. It is a must add to your games collection or a great place to start!

2-3 players | 10 -15mins

T I N Y TO T S A fun interactive session where little ones get to explore books, songs and literacy-based games. Ages 3 - 5. Central Librar y Thurs | 10.30am

Create your own characters and write your own story in this fun illustration and writing group!

Pinehaven Librar y

Every second Thursday | 3.30–4.30pm

Tues | 10.30am

Central Library | Age 8-12 Runs during the school term only (odd weeks)

Runs during the school term only.

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H E R ITAG E C O LLECTI ON S Winter’s here! While it’s rare for it to snow in Upper Hutt this has happened on a few memorable occasions in the past. We have several photos in our Heritage Collections that capture those moments, including this one. It shows a wintry Trentham Camp barracks scene sometime in 1939, just before the outbreak of the Second World War. Don’t forget that this and thousands of other local history images are available to browse at your convenience on our Recollect heritage website at

Central Librar y

Pinehaven Librar y

Mobile Librar y

844 Fergusson Drive 04 527 2117

56 Pinehaven Road 04 528 2208

Monday 9.30am—7pm Tuesday 9.30am— 6.30pm Wednesday 9.30am- 6.30pm Thursday 9.30am—7pm Friday 9.30am— 5.30pm Saturday 10am— 4pm Sunday 10am— 4pm

Monday 12.30 — 4.30pm Tuesday 9.30am—12.00pm Wednesday 12.30 — 4.30pm Thursday 9.30am—12.00pm Friday 12.30 — 4.30pm Saturday 10.30am—12.30pm Sunday Closed

Runs during the school term. The mobile timetable is available at your library or online at: library-services/branches/

Private Bag 907, Upper Hutt 5140



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Lots of cool events on in July! Beyond the Page festival kicks off with fun activities over the school holidays. Want to make your own beesw...

Upper Hutt City Library - July 2019  

Lots of cool events on in July! Beyond the Page festival kicks off with fun activities over the school holidays. Want to make your own beesw...

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