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We need you! Volunteers play an important role at Upper Hutt City Library. We are currently seeking volunteers for the following positions:
First Friday of each month, 10am - 12pm.
Shelvers Do you love to have things in order? Weâ€™d love it if you could help us with book shelving.
Do you or someone you know struggle to read print or see your computer screen, mobile phone or tablet?
required skills :
Ever wondered how technology could help you with these tasks?
Attention to detail.
Yarn Craft Mentors Can you do yarn crafts and want to share your skills with our kids? Teach knitting, crochet or wool spinning to children alongside other Yarn Craft Mentors. required skills :
Patience and a desire to have fun. Heritage assistants Are you interested in helping preserve Upper Huttâ€™s past? Come and support our heritage team. required skills :
Various skills sought
after. If you are interested in being one of our valued volunteers at Upper Hutt City Library, please contact Jula Goebel on 529 0083 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Come along to the Adaptive Technology Hot Seat where Genevieve McLachlan can answer your questions. This is a great opportunity to ask about assistive technology in a safe environment. If you struggle to read newspapers and other small text, the Library also has a desktop electronic magnifier which can be used to magnify print. Just put your reading material on the tray and adjust the magnification to suit your needs. The image will be magnified on the screen. Genevieve from Adaptive Technology is more than happy to show you how to use it during her Hot Seat session. For more Hot Seat information, go to page 7.
Celebrate Waitangi Day with us at Orongomai Marae! Experience a powhiri (traditional Maori welcome ceremony), enjoy a hangi, and share drinks and stories with the community. There will also be guided tours around the marae. If you are interested in joining us, contact Rhea Fohs at the Upper Hutt City Library. PHONE 527 2132 EMAIL email@example.com
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Thursday 6 February 2014 POWHIRI (WELCOME) 9AM TO 2.30PM FINISH Variety of stalls. HANGI tickets can be purchased from the Administration Office, during working hours 9.00am - 4.00pm, Monday to Friday or on Waitangi Day. For more information, contact the administration office, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (04) 527 8944.
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February is full-on at Upper Hutt City Library! There’s a lot of events on the calendar for 2014 already - this month is no exception! We’ve picked a few of our favourite books that complement some of February’s events. For a full list of upcoming events, check out Upper Hutt City Library’s What’s On Calendar at www.upperhuttcity.com/page/211/Whatson.boss
HEALTHY HOMES, HAPPY POCKETS : This time Healthy Homes; Happy Pockets brings you a Cheese-Making Demonstration. See page 11 for details.
S A T UR DA Y 2 2 F EBRU ARY Upper Hutt City Library, 2 - 3.30pm
An astronomy presentation that deals with everything! Cosmology is the study of the whole universe - how + where it started + how it got to be the panorama of stunning beauty and astonishing science we see now. Look at stunning images + simulations, with facts that will fill in your knowledge of our universe. Hear about great mysteries scientists are still grappling with, like dark matter and dark energy. Astronomer Frank Andrews and amateur astronomer Russell Bishop have put together a presentation to amaze and inform. They are working with the organisation chalkle° - which aims to make more of this kind of thing happen.
For more information email email@example.com No bookings required.
OUR AMAZING COSMOS : An astronomy presentation packed with images, simulations and facts that will fill in your knowledge of the whole universe. See page 6 for details.
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The identity of your date will remain a secret until you unwrap it!
No bookings needed, just come in on the day!
SATU R D A Y 2 2 FEBRU ARY Upper Hutt City Library, 2 - 3.30pm
An astronomy presentation that deals with everything! Cosmology is the study of the whole universe - how + where it started + how it got to be the panorama of stunning beauty and astonishing science we see now. Look at stunning images + simulations, with facts that will fill in your knowledge of our universe. Hear about great mysteries scientists are still grappling with, like dark matter and dark energy. Astronomer Frank Andrews and amateur astronomer Russell Bishop have put together a presentation to amaze and inform. They are working with the organisation chalkle째 - which aims to make more of this kind of thing happen.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org No bookings required. 6
Do you have knowledge that you’d be willing to share with our community? We’d love to hear from you! Please contact Erica Herron on 527-2171 for more information about becoming a Hot Seat Expert.
Adaptive Technology Advice on assistive technology for people with a range of disabilities. First Friday of the month, 10am - 12pm
Age Concern Wellington Advice and community support for older people. Fourth Wednesday of the month, 10.30 - 11.30am
Bay Audiology Advice on hearing health from a professional Bay Audiology consultant. Third Friday of the month, 11am - 12pm
Community Law Legal information and advice on how to access free legal services. Every Monday, 2 - 3pm
Computer Mentor Volunteers who can assist with establishing email accounts, preparing documents, online forms. Mon, Tues, Thur, Sat, 10am - 12pm
Freedom Medical Alarms Information about fully monitored personal medical alarms directly
linked to Wellington Free Ambulance. Second Tuesday of the month, 10am - 11am
Genealogy Advice on tracing your family history, and the resources available for your ongoing research. Second Monday of the month, 10am - 12pm
Justice of the Peace JPs available to witness signatures, complete insurance applications and more. Every Thursday, 10am - 11am, also first & third Thursdays 6pm - 7pm
security in your community. Fourth Friday of the month, 11am - 12pm
Public Trust Estate planning and asset protection advice. Third Wednesday of the month, 10.30am - 11.30am
Settlement Support Information for new migrants. Second & fourth Wednesdays, 6 - 7pm
Victim Support Advocacy, advice and support for victims of crime or trauma. Third Monday of the month, 10.30 - 11.30am
Filipino community’s migrant support group.
Water Safety & Swimming Tips
Third Friday of the month, 5.30 - 6.30pm
Basic water safety tips for the bath, pool, river and the beach, for children.
Managing Money Confidential advice from a Westpac Banking Consultant on managing your money. Third Tuesday of the month, 10.30 - 11.30am
Neighbourhood Support Promoting safety and
First Monday of the month, 10am - 12pm
Website Design Tips on how to create and maintain a successful website for your business, club or personal interest. First & third Wednesdays, 5.30 - 6.30pm 7
February 2014 at Upper Hutt City P R O G R A M M E S , E V E N T S + H O T S E AT S
Saturday Summer Reading Challenge Finale Party Rural Strategy Workshop A Writer’s Plot Scrapbooking
Computer Mentor Water Safety & Swimming Tips Community Law
Thursday Settlement Support at Orongomai Marae
Waitangi Day 9am-2.30pm
Saturday Computer Mentor
Friday It’s Write Easy
10am-12pm 10am-12pm 2-3pm
Job Seekers Club He Wa Pai
Book Discussion Group
Monday Tai Chi
10am-12pm 10am-1pm 1.30-3.30pm 1.30-3.30pm
Busy Bodies Tai Chi Computer Mentor Genealogy Community Law Centre
10.30-11am 1.30-2.30pm 10am-12pm 10am-12pm 2-3pm
11 Tuesday Job Seekers Club Card Making Computer Mentor Freedom Medical Alarms
8.30-10am 10.15-11.30am 10am-12pm 10-11am
12 Wednesday Busy Babies Settlement Support
13 Thursday Knit & Knatter Busy Bodies Careers Clinic Living Lit UH Ukes Justice of the Peace Computer Mentor
10am-12pm 10.30-11am 11.30am-1pm 5.30-6.45pm 5.50-6.50pm 10.00-11.00am 10am-12pm
14 Friday Blind Date with a Book Busy Hands Friday Fables It’s Write Easy
All day 10.30-11am 10.30-11.15am 1.30-3pm
15 Saturday A Writer’s Plot Scrapbooking Computer Mentor
1.30-3.30pm 1.30-3.30pm 10am-12pm
Sunday Sunday Funday
Family History Group Sunday Funday
= Hot Seat. See page 7 for more details.
17 Monday Busy Bodies Tai Chi Computer Mentor Victim Support Community Law
25 Tuesday 10.30-11am 1.30-2.30pm 10am-12pm 10.30-11.30am 2-3pm
18 Tuesday Job Seekers Club HHHP : Cheese Making Demonstration Computer Mentor Managing Money
8.30-10am 7-8.30pm 10am-12pm 10.30-11.30
19 Wednesday Busy Babies Public Trust Website Design
10.30-11am 10.30-11.30am 5.30-6.30pm
20 Thursday Knit & Knatter Busy Bodies Thurday Library Club (TLC) Careers Clinic UH Ukes Justice of the Peace Computer Mentor Justice of the Peace
10am-12pm 10.30-11am 11am-12pm 11.30am-1pm 5.50-6.50pm 10-11am 10am-12pm 6-7pm
Job Seekers Club Card Making Computer Mentor
8.30-10am 10.15-11.30am 10am-12pm
26 Wednesday Busy Babies Knit Wits Age Concern Wellington Settlement Support
10.30-11am 3.30-4.30pm 10.30-11.30am 6-7pm
27 Thursday Knit & Knatter Busy Bodies Careers Clinic Quizsters Ukes for Beginners UH Ukes Justice of the Peace Computer Mentor
10am-12pm 10.30-11am 11.30am-1pm All afternoon 5-5.30pm 5.50-6.50pm 10-11am 10am-12pm
28 Friday Busy Hands Friday Fables It’s Write Easy Cinema Kids Neighbourhood Support
10.30-11am 10.30-11.15am 1.30-3pm TBC 11am-12pm
21 Friday Busy Hands It’s Write Easy
Bay Audiology KASAGIP
22 Saturday Our Amazing Cosmos Computer Mentor
24 Monday Busy Bodies Tai Chi Arty Fartys Computer Mentor Community Law
Programme information is considered to be true and correct at the date of publication, changes in circumstances after the publication date may impact on the accuracy of the information.
23 Sunday Sunday Funday
More information can be found on our website www.upperhuttlibrary.co.nz
10.30-11am 1.30-2.30pm 3.45-4.45pm 10am-12pm 2-3pm
Living Lit this month Living Lit now starts a tiny bit earlier at 5.30pm. Join us this month February’s theme is the letter ‘V’. Thursday 13 February, 5.30- 6.45pm. For more information, email sarina. email@example.com 9
Our Regular Adult Programmes For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Erica on 527 2171.
A workshop time for writers. Fortnightly on Saturdays, 1.30 - 3.30pm
Sharing books around a different topic each month. First Wednesday of the month, 10.30 - 11.30am
Create easy-to-make any occasion cards. Fortnightly on Tuesday, 10.15 - 11.30am
Storytime, fun and sharing for adults with special needs.
Bring your latest project and join other scrapbookers.
Fortnightly on Fridays, 10.30 - 11.15am
Fortnightly on Saturdays 1.30 - 3.30pm
Slow gentle exercises especially for older adults. Itâ€™s write easy to write you own family history. Every Friday, 1.30 - 3.00pm
New! Share morning tea while knitting/crocheting over a good yarn. Every Thursday, 10am-12pm
Research your family history with like-minded people. Third Sunday of the month, 1.00 - 2.00pm
Job Seekersâ€™ Club
Second Thursday of the month, 5.30 - 6.45pm
Every Tuesday, 8.30-10am
Every Thursday, 11.30am-1pm
Get help with CV preparation, cover letters and job searching. 10
Interactive story, song and craft session for physically and intellectually disabled young people aged 17-25. Fortnightly on Thursdays, 11.00am - 12.00pm
Not your ordinary book club.
Dedicated computer time for job searching.
Every Monday, 1.30-2.30pm
Ukes for Beginners (starting February 27, bookings essential)
Every Thursday, 5 - 5.30pm
Upper Hutt Ukes Every Thursday, 5.50 - 6.50pm
CHEESE MAKING DEMONSTRATION
WITH Sina Schimmelschmidt
Tuesday 18 February
7pm at Upper Hutt City Library
Learn how to make your own ricotta, mozarella and more from Easy Cheesy’s Sina Schimmelschmidt.
Sina’s love of cheese-making comes from her childhood fascination with how things work. “Making your own cheese is a lot cheaper, but I don’t do it for that reason – I just love cheese-making!”
Tickets can be purchased at Upper Hutt City Library from February 4. For more information about this event, please contact Erica Herron on 527-2171 or email email@example.com 11
Some of our newest DVDs...
•• A Place to Call Home - Season 1
•• Stand Up Guys
•• Supersized Earth
•• Blue Jasmine
•• The Killing - Season 3
•• The Place Beyond the Pines
•• The Walking Dead - Season 3
•• What Maisie Knew
•• World’s End
We’ve had a makeover! Our Heritage Collections’ website, RECOLLECT, has just undergone a major revamp. Not only has it been given a stylish new look, it’s now even easier for you to explore the thousands of digitised pictures and documents that we’ve got online, about Upper Hutt. Add your
own information about items to RECOLLECT, helping us preserve local history knowledge. Visit our new look website today at www.uhcl.recollect.co.nz Make sure you follow us if you’re on Twitter: @UHHeritage
Settlement Support would like to invite all newcomers to join us on a tour of New Zealand’s parliament, the “Beehive”, on March 6, 2014. We will take the train from Upper Hutt station at 9am, then explore the parliament on a guided tour and during lunch with our local MP, Chris Hipkins. Registration essential as spaces are limited. For more information and bookings, please contact Rhea on 527 2132 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 13
Upper Hutt City Library is rolling out an exciting new line-up of children’s programmes! From February 24 there will be something on every day of the week! Some programmes require bookings, for more information ask our friendly staff or go to www.upperhutt.library.co.nz
MONDAYS arty fartys 3.45-4.45pm Creative session for 10-12yrs.
THURSDAYS quizsters all afternoon Weekly quizzes, all ages.
TUESDAYS scratch k i d s 3.45-4.45 pm Computer game programming for 8-14yrs.
ukes for beginners 5.00-5.30pm Open to all ages.
WEDNESDAYS knit wits 3.30-4.30pm Yarn craft for 8-12yrs.
FRIDAYS cinema kids t i m e s v a r y Movie timetable available from February 24.
Beginning March, bookings required.
WEEKEND ACTIVITIES SATURDAYS construction zone 3.00-5.00pm For all Lego enthusiasts.
SUNDAYS s u n d a y f u n d a y all day Family time with board games, crosswords & storytime at 2pm.
TWO NEW BOOK CLUBS KICK-OFF IN MARCH
Children’s Book Club: The first Sunday of every month 2.30-3.30pm. Teen Book Club: The first Tuesday of every month, 5:30-6:30pm.
BUSY SESSIONS for pre-schoolers Busy Babies For babies and non-walkers. Busy Bodies For children up to 3 years. Mondays & Thursdays, 10.30am.
Busy Hands For children aged 3-5 years. Fridays, 10.30am.
He Wa Pai ‘A good time’ An introductory programme in Te Reo Máori through stories, rhymes and songs for pre-schoolers and their caregivers. A great way for you and your child to learn Te Reo! First Tuesday of each month, 10.30am.
The mice are called Nicky, Colette, Pamela, Paulina and Violet. There is this mean mouse called Angus with his two sons called Liam and Connor. Paulina - one of the five mice is my favourite character. I didn’t like it when the mice got locked up in a cellar, but I loved it when the mice found the will. Written by Kate Reid
Thea Stilton and the Secret of the Old Castle
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All pre-school sessions are during school terms only.
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Thea Stilton and the Secret of the Old Castle This is the story of five mice who look for three stones. The stone that squeaks, the stone that cries, and the stone that fishes.
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CHILDREN’S BOOK REVIEW
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Challenge completed! The Amazing Race has finished! As this newsletter went to print, some exciting preparations were underway for the Finale Party! Well done to all 243 kids who took up the challenge!
Monday - Friday 10am - 7pm
844 Fergusson Drive Private Bag 907, Upper Hutt 5140 PHONE EMAIL
527 2117 firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday & Sunday 10am - 4pm
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