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UPPER HUTT CITY LIBRARY

BOOK SALE 12 - 27 APRIL

GREAT READS AT A GREAT PRICE 2


Law for Lunch Upper Hutt City Library has partnered with Community Law in April to hold a series of four free lunchtime talks covering a range of topics.

Warnings? Suspensions? Dismissals? Problems at work? 3 April, 12.30 - 1.30pm

What are your rights when things start going wrong at work? When can employers take action against their employees? Community Lawyer Kate Scarlet will be giving an overview of the law surrounding disputes in the workplace.

The Changing Family Court 10 April, 12.30 - 1.30pm

An overview of the Family Court and its recent changes. Get to grips with what’s new, what’s the same and what legal support is available in the world of family disputes with Tui Dunlop, Kaaihapai Hapori.

Neighbours at War 17 April, 12.30 - 1.30pm

Fencing disputes, tree issues and pesky pets; just some of the basics you need to know about when dealing with your neighbours. Irirangi Mako, Kaaihapai Hapori, will be ready to answer your questions about common neighbourhood disagreements.

Let’s talk about ‘Debt’ baby! 24 April, 12.30 - 1.30pm

Have you ever borrowed money or bought goods or services on credit? Chances are you have or will do in the future. Learn what to look out for before you get into debt and what your options are if you find you can’t meet your repayment obligations, with Julia Whaipooti, Kaaihapai Hapori. Email libraryprogrammes@uhcc.govt.nz for more information.

Are you new to New Zealand? Do you need information to help you settle in? Settling into a new country is not always easy, and the biggest challenge can often be knowing where to find all the information you need. Settlement Support at Upper Hutt City Library can help you find that information. Contact Rhea Fohs, Settlement Support Officer at Upper Hutt City Library on 527 2132 or email rhea.fohs@uhcc.govt.nz. 3


5000 poppies Upper Hutt City Library has partnered with Trentham Military Camp to collect handmade poppies from this region in support of the ‘5000 Poppies - A Community Tribute of Respect and Remembrance’ project. If you want to contribute some handmade poppies (crocheted, knitted, felted or sewn), we have patterns available to help you. You can include a dedication to a family member, friend or simply to an ‘unknown soldier’ on the back of your poppy if you wish. Keep an eye out for another special Poppy Workshop at our ‘Knit & Knatter’ session on April 17. YOU CAN FIND MORE PATTERNS & INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PROJECT ONLINE AT:

www.5000poppies.wordpress.com

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WW100 centenary commemorations From ANZAC day through to 5 August Upper Hutt City Library will have presentations, activities and displays leading up to the centenary of World War I. The series kicks off with a presentation on the Hutt Valley prior to WWI by local historian Warwick Johnston at 7pm, Tuesday 13 May 2014.

Are you ready to make a family history discovery? Find out more about your genealogical history with Ancestry.com. The site holds billions of records in census data, directories, photos, and more. Ancestry. com is an unprecedented online pool of information from North America, the UK, Europe, Australia, and other countries worldwide. Note: Access to Ancestry.com is only available on Library computers.

Are you looking for a scholarship? BreakOut lists over 4100 scholarships, awards and grants for individuals looking to fund their secondary, university and polytechnic study; research; professional and personal development; and career change. Scholarships vary from those with only a few criteria open to many individuals, to those with specific criteria that might limit applications to women, members of a particular iwi or students who attended a particular high school or university. BreakOut is now available to you for free at Upper Hutt City Library!

Volunteer Opportunities Freaks & Geeks Holiday Programme Helpers Wanted : Interested in helping kids with our freaky or geeky crafts and activities over the school holidays? You can help with one or all ten sessions. Enquiries from adults or mature teens welcome. Poetry Event Volunteers : Would you like to help plan a poetry competition and poetry evening at the Library? Then we would love to hear from you. Contact Erica Herron on 527 2171 or email erica.herron@uhcc.govt.nz 5


Fantastic NEW non-fiction!

Watch out for some exciting changes coming soon to our fiction collection!

Now you can opt-in for text notifications of Holds and PreDue Reminder notices - handy for those of us on the go. Sign up on the library catalogue under “My Account� or see a staff member in the library. 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

Freedom Medical Alarms

Public Trust

Advice on assistive technology for people with a range of disabilities.

Information about fully monitored personal medical alarms directly linked to Wellington Free Ambulance.

Estate planning and asset protection advice.

First Friday of the month, 10am - 12pm

Age Concern Wellington Advice and community support for older people.

Second Tuesday of the month, 10am - 11am

Genealogy

Fourth Wednesday of the month, 10.30 - 11.30am

Advice on tracing your family history, and the resources available for your ongoing research.

Bay Audiology

Second Monday of the month, 10am - 12pm

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

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 Filipino community’s migrant support group.

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

Water Safety & Swimming Tips Basic water safety tips for the bath, pool, river and the beach, for children. First Monday of the month, 10am - 12pm

Website Design

Volunteers who can assist with establishing email accounts, preparing documents and online forms.

Third Friday of the month, 5.30 - 6.30pm

Neighbourhood Support

Tips on how to create and maintain a successful website for your business, club or personal interest.

Monday to Saturday, 10am - 12pm

Promoting safety and security in your community.

First & third Wednesdays, 5.30 - 6.30pm

Fourth Friday of the month, 11am - 12pm 7


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P R O G R A M ME S + E VE N TS

Tuesday 8.30-10am 10.30-11am 3.45-4.45pm

Computer Mentor

10am-12pm

Wednesday Breakfast Club Busy Babies Book Discussion Group Knit Wits Computer Mentor Website Design

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10am-12pm 10.30-11am 11am-2pm 11.30am-12pm 12.30-1.30pm All afternoon 5-5.30pm 5.50-6.50pm

Justice of the Peace Computer Mentor Mayor available to discuss Draft Annual Plan Justice of the Peace

10-11am 10am-12pm

10am-12pm 10am-12pm

All day 10am-12pm

Sunday Sunday Funday

All day

Monday Busy Bodies Tai Chi Arty Fartys Computer Mentor Water Safety & Swimming Tips Community Law

10.30-11am 1.30-2.30pm 3.45-4.45pm 10am-12pm 10am-12pm 2-3pm

Tuesday Job Seekers Club Card Making Scratch Kids Computer Mentor Freedom Medical Alarms

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10.30-11am 1.30-3pm 3.15-4.45pm

Saturday Computer Mentor

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1-2pm 6-7pm

Friday

Construction Zone

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10am-12pm 5.30-6.30pm

Thursday

Adaptive Technology Computer Mentor

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8.30-9.30am 10.30-11am 10.30-11.30am 3.30-4.30pm

Knit & Knatter Busy Bodies Thursday Library Club (TLC) Careers Clinic Law for Lunch #1 Quizsters Ukes for Beginners UH Ukes

Busy Hands It’s Write Easy Cinema Kids

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Job Seekers Club He Wa Pai Scratch Kids

8.30-10am 10.15-11.30am 3.45-4.45pm 10am-12pm 10-11am

Wednesday Breakfast Club Busy Babies Knit Wits Computer Mentor Settlement Support

8.30-9.30am 10.30-11am 3.30-4.30pm 10am-12pm 6-7pm

10 Thursday Knit & Knatter Busy Bodies Careers Clinic Law for Lunch #2 Quizsters Ukes for Beginners Living Lit UH Ukes Justice of the Peace Computer Mentor

10am-12pm 10.30-11am 11.30am-1pm 12.30-1.30pm All afternoon 5-5.30pm 5.30-6.45pm 5.50-6.50pm 10-11am 10am-12pm

11 Friday Busy Hands Friday Fables It’s Write Easy Cinema Kids Computer Mentor

12 Saturday Construction Zone How Can You Help? Launch A Writer’s Plot Scrapbooking Computer Mentor

13 Sunday Sunday Funday

14 Monday Busy Bodies Tai Chi Arty Fartys Computer Mentor Genealogy Community Law Centre

15 Tuesday

10.30-11am 10.30-11.15am 1.30-3pm 3.15-4.45pm 10am-12pm

Book Sale! All day 11am 1.30-3.30pm 1.30-3.30pm 10am-12pm

Book Sale! All day

Book Sale! 10.30-11am 1.30-2.30pm 3.45-4.45pm 10am-12pm 10am-12pm 2-3pm

Book Sale!

Job Seekers Club Scratch Kids

8.30-10am 3.45-4.45pm

Computer Mentor

10am-12pm

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. More information can be found on our website www.upperhuttlibrary.co.nz


16 Wednesday Breakfast Club Busy Babies Community Networking Forum Knit Wits Computer Mentor Public Trust Website Design

17 Thursday Knit & Knatter Busy Bodies Thursday Library Club (TLC) Careers Clinic Law for Lunch #3 Quizsters Ukes for Beginners UH Ukes Justice of the Peace Computer Mentor Justice of the Peace

18 Friday 19 Saturday Construction Zone Computer Mentor

Book Sale! 8.30-9.30am 10.30-11am 12.30-1.30pm 3.30-4.30pm 10am-12pm 10.30-11.30am 5.30-6.30pm

Book Sale! 10am-12pm 10.30-11am 11am-12pm 11.30am-1pm 12.30-1.30pm All afternoon 5-5.30pm 5.50-6.50pm 10-11am 10am-12pm 6-7pm

Good Friday! Book Sale! All day 10am-12pm

20 Sunday

Easter Sunday!

21 Monday

Easter Monday!

22 Tuesday

Book Sale!

Job Seekers Club Card Making Freaks + Geeks Event Computer Mentor

23 Wednesday

8.30-10am 10.15-11.30am 2-3.30pm 10am-12pm

Book Sale!

Busy Babies Freaks + Geeks Event Freaks + Geeks Event at Pinehaven

10.30-11am 10.30am-12pm

Computer Mentor Age Concern Wellington Settlement Support

10am-12pm 10.30-11.30am 6-7pm

24 Thursday Knit & Knatter Busy Bodies Careers Clinic Law for Lunch #4 Freaks + Geeks Event Ukes for Beginners UH Ukes Justice of the Peace Computer Mentor

2-3.30pm

Book Sale! 10am-12pm 10.30-11am 11.30am-1pm 12.30-1.30pm 2-3.30pm 5-5.30pm 5.50-6.50pm

25 Friday 26 Saturday

ANZAC Day! Book Sale!

Construction Zone A Writer’s Plot Scrapbooking

All day 1.30-3.30pm 1.30-3.30pm

Computer Mentor

10am-12pm

27 Sunday

Book Sale!

Sunday Funday

2-3pm

28 Monday Busy Bodies Tai Chi Freaks + Geeks Event Computer Mentor Community Law

10.30-11am 1.30-2.30pm 2-3.30pm 10am-12pm 2-3pm

29 Tuesday Job Seekers Club Freaks + Geeks Event Computer Mentor

8.30-10am 10.30am-12pm 10am-12pm

30 Wednesday Freaks + Geeks Event Busy Babies Freaks + Geeks Event at Pinehaven

10am-12pm 10.30-11am

Computer Mentor

10am-12pm

2-3.30pm

= Hot Seat. See page 7 for more details.

! Special Mayor available to discuss Draft Annual Plan Your opportunity to discuss the Draft Annual Plan 2014-2015 with His Worship the Mayor Wayne Guppy. Thursday 3 April, 1.00pm - 2.00pm.

10-11am 10am-12pm

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Our Regular Adult Programmes For more information, email libraryprogrammes@uhcc.govt.nz or call Erica on 527 2171.

A workshop time for writers. Fortnightly on Saturdays, 1.30 - 3.30pm

It’s write easy to write your own family history. Every Friday, 1.30 - 3.00pm

Interactive story, song and craft session for physically and intellectually disabled young people aged 17-25. Fortnightly on Thursdays, 11.00am - 12.00pm

Create easy-to-make any occasion cards. Fortnightly on Tuesdays, 10.15 - 11.30am

Share morning tea while knitting/crocheting over a good yarn. Every Thursday, 10am-12pm

Ukes for Beginners For ages 8+, bookings essential.

Every Thursday, 5 - 5.30pm

Research your family history with like-minded people. Third Sunday of the month, 1.00 - 2.00pm

Upper Hutt Ukes Every Thursday, 5.50 - 6.50pm

Bring your latest project and join other scrapbookers. Fortnightly on Saturdays 1.30 - 3.30pm

A D U LT B O O K C LU B S

Storytime, fun and sharing for adults with special needs. Fortnightly on Fridays, 10.30 - 11.15am

Slow gentle exercises especially for older adults. Every Monday, 1.30-2.30pm

E M P LOYME N T D E VE LO P ME N T Job Seekers’ Club

Sharing books around a different topic each month. First Wednesday of the month, 10.30 - 11.30am

Tuesdays, 8.30-10am

Dedicated computer time for job searching.

Careers Clinic

Thursdays, 11.30am-1pm

Get help with CV preparation, cover letters and job searching. 10

Second Thursday of the month, 5.30 - 6.45pm


CIDER-MAKING WITH Kererú Brewing

Saturday 3 May Beginning 2pm at Upper Hutt City Library & continuing from 3pm at Kererú Brewing Learn how to make your own cider from Kererú Brewing Director Chris. Come to Upper Hutt City Library to learn the art of cider-making then head over to Kererú Brewing at 415 Maidstone Terrace to make your own cider.

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Tickets can be purchased at Upper Hutt City Library from April 4, or contact library.programmes@uhcc.govt.nz for online payment instructions. 11


C OMMUNIT Y

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TOOL LAUNCH

with guest speakers Frankie Stevens & Lesley Elliott

Be part of creating healthier, safer communities together! The new community tool is a digital version of the ‘How Can You Help’ booklet from the ‘It’s Not Ok!’ campaign. It empowers citizens and community leaders to support people experiencing unhealthy relationships and family violence.

A public evening launch with both Frankie Stevens and Lesley Elliott as guest speakers, who will talk about creating safer communities and families; and how to help each other.

There are three free events as part of the launch:

A final public presentation.

A special lunchtime session for community groups and organisations with guest speaker Lesley Elliott.

11am on Saturday 12 April, at Upper Hutt City Library

12pm on Thursday 10 April, at Expression’s Genesis Energy Theatre

6pm on Thursday 10 April, at Expression’s Genesis Energy Theatre

To RSVP or for more information, please contact Sofía Robinson on 04 527 2793 or email community@uhcc.govt.nz

Upper Hutt City Library is celebrating Youth Week 2014 with a youth-only games night on Friday 23 May. It’s going to be awesome! Prizes to be won!

Community Networking FORUMS Wednesday 16 April, 12.30-1.30pm Upper Hutt City Library, Rotary Lounge This month: 12

A session on FundView + BreakOut funding run by Upper Hutt City Council’s Community Services teams.

Third Wednesday of every month!

Community Networking Forums are a great chance for Upper Hutt community groups to come together to talk, plan + help each other out!

For more information, please feel free to contact Emma Laidlow at Upper Hutt City Council PHONE (04) 527 2793 EMAIL emma.laidlow@uhcc.govt.nz


PUBLIC CONSULTATION 26 MARCH – 30 APRIL 2014 On 26 March, we will present a draft plan that prudently matches the current economic climate while continuing to support and leverage our city’s growth, vibrancy, and opportunities. Tell us what you think of the proposed projects, investments, and costs.

Make yourself heard! Make sure we are able to consider your thoughts, ideas, affirmations, and/or objections.

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BUSY SESSIONS for pre-schoolers Busy Babies For babies and non-walkers.

F O R C H I L D R E N + TE E N S

Wednesdays, 10.30am.

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. All pre-school sessions are during school terms only.

Children’s Book Club For children aged 7-8 who want to explore the world of books in an interactive, action-packed way! The first Sunday of every month, 2.30-3.30pm.

Teens’ Book Club For teens aged 13-16 who want to ‘chillax’ for an hour with friends, talk about your latest read and be the first to get your hands on our newest teen books. First Tuesday of the month, 5.30-6:30pm

Young Achievers Awards are now recognised Civic Awards! 14


SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMME

D U R I N G TE R M T I ME O N LY MONDAYS arty fartys 3.45-4.45pm Creative session for 10-12yrs. Bookings required.

TUESDAYS s cratch kid s 3.45-4.45 pm Computer game programming for 8-14yrs. Bookings required.

WEDNESDAYS knit wits 3.30-4.30pm Yarn craft for 8-12yrs. Bookings required.

THURSDAYS quizsters all afternoon Weekly quizzes, all ages. ukes f or beg i nner s 5. 00-5. 30 p m For ages 8+. Bookings required.

FRIDAYS cinema kids t i m e s v a r y Check at the library for the movie timetable. SATURDAYS construction zone all day

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.

For more information or bookings, go to www.upperhuttlibrary.co.nz

R U N S F R OM A P R I L 2 2 - M AY 2 TUESDAY 22 APRIL, 2pm JARHEADZ - ‘FREAK IN A JAR’ WEDNESDAY 23 APRIL, 10.30am GEEKOLAND - ‘LEGO MANIA’ PINEHAVEN, 2pm FREAKY COSTUME THURSDAY 24 APRIL, 2pm FREAKY MAKEOVER MONDAY 28 APRIL, 2pm COSTUME LE FREAK TUESDAY 29 APRIL, 10.30am ORIGAMI STAR WARS WEDNESDAY 30 APRIL, 10am-1pm 4 PICS 1 WORD PINEHAVEN, 2pm JARHEADZ - ‘FREAK IN A JAR’ THURSDAY 1 MAY, 2pm FREAKY FACTOR FRIDAY 2 MAY MOVIE GEEKS - DINO DAN, 10.30am MOVIE FREAKS - FREAKY FRIDAY, 2pm

For ages 5-12. Spaces are limited, bookings required. Book online from April 8 at www.upperhuttlibrary.co.nz 15


Upper Hutt Fire Brigade Centenary The Upper Hutt Fire Brigade was founded in 1914, only a few days after the disastrous fire at Benge and Pratt’s store in which eight people died. Over the weekend of April 4th - 6th the Brigade will be holding a

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variety of events to commemorate their anniversary. The Library will be joining in the celebrations by putting up a display of Fire Brigade-related photographs on its Heritage Wall.

Saturday & Sunday 10am - 4pm

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Upper Hutt City Library - April 2014