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FEBRUARY 14

Upper Hutt City Library

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Programmes

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Our Amazing

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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? We’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 Hutt’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 jula.goebel@uhcc.govt.nz

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Adaptive Technology

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 rhea.fohs@uhcc.govt.nz

CELEBRATING THE

TREATY

OF

WAI T A NG I

ALL WELCOME

NAU MAI HAERE MAI

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 colene.orongomai@xtra.co.nz or phone (04) 527 8944.

inana, He oran He oranga t l-being, Whト]au ga whト]au el Physical w

well-being

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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.

OUR AMAZING

COSMOS

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 libraryprogrammes@uhcc.govt.nz No bookings required.

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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.


e t a D d Bl in B O O K WITH A

Pick up your date from the Upper Hutt City Library on

F R I DA Y 1 4 F E B R U A R Y

The identity of your date will remain a secret until you unwrap it!

No bookings needed, just come in on the day!

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OUR AMAZING

COSMOS

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 libraryprogrammes@uhcc.govt.nz 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

KASAGIP

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

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Saturday Summer Reading Challenge Finale Party Rural Strategy Workshop A Writer’s Plot Scrapbooking

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10am-12pm

Sunday

Book Sale!

Computer Mentor Water Safety & Swimming Tips Community Law

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8.30-10am 10.30-11am

Computer Mentor

10am-12pm

Wednesday

Thursday Settlement Support at Orongomai Marae

Adaptive Technology

5.30-6.30pm

Waitangi Day 9am-2.30pm

1.30-3pm 10am-12pm

Saturday Computer Mentor

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10.30-11.30am

Friday It’s Write Easy

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10am-12pm 10am-12pm 2-3pm

Job Seekers Club He Wa Pai

Website Design

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1.30-2.30pm

Tuesday

Book Discussion Group

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2-3pm

Monday Tai Chi

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10am-12pm 10am-1pm 1.30-3.30pm 1.30-3.30pm

Computer Mentor

Sunday Funday

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Book Sale!

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

10.30-11am 6-7pm

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

10am-12pm

16 Sunday

Sunday Sunday Funday

10 Monday

2-3pm

Family History Group Sunday Funday

1-2pm 2-3pm

= Hot Seat. See page 7 for more details.

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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

10.30-11am 1.30-3pm

Bay Audiology KASAGIP

11am-12pm 5.30-6.30pm

22 Saturday Our Amazing Cosmos Computer Mentor

2-3.30pm

2-3pm

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.

10am-12pm

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. hutton@uhcc.govt.nz 9


Our Regular Adult Programmes For more information, email libraryprogrammes@uhc.govt.nz 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. It’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 Seekers’ 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

New!

Not your ordinary book club.

Dedicated computer time for job searching.

Careers Clinic

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

5

7pm at Upper Hutt City Library

$

Learn how to make your own ricotta, mozarella and more from Easy Cheesy’s Sina Schimmelschmidt.

LIMITED SPACES

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 erica.herron@uhcc.govt.nz 11


Some of our newest DVDs...

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•• A Place to Call Home - Season 1

•• Stand Up Guys

•• Allegiance

•• Supersized Earth

•• Blue Jasmine

•• The Killing - Season 3

•• Gambit

•• The Place Beyond the Pines

•• Imogene

•• The Walking Dead - Season 3

•• Luther

•• What Maisie Knew

•• Mud

•• 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

New!

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 rhea.fohs@uhcc.govt.nz. 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.

Bookings required.

Bookings required.

Beginning March, bookings required.

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.

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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.

Wednesdays, 10.30am.

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CHILDREN’S BOOK REVIEW

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Hey kids! We’d love to hear what you’re reading at the moment. Send us a short review of your book to cteens@uhcc.govt.nz and we might even feature it in our next Library Newsletter! 15

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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!

OPEN HOURS

Monday - Friday 10am - 7pm

844 Fergusson Drive Private Bag 907, Upper Hutt 5140 PHONE EMAIL

527 2117 library@uhcc.govt.nz

www.upperhuttlibrary.co.nz 16

Saturday & Sunday 10am - 4pm

U PPER H U T TC I T YL I BRA RY U H L IB R AR Y

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