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JUNE 2014

Upper Hutt City

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Another 20 Ukuleles added to the collection

Cat Connor Book Launch this month!

Our brand new ukulele collection has proven to be so popular that we’ve purchased another 20 ukuleles bringing our collection to 40 and ensuring everyone gets a turn!

Upper Hutt CIty Library has the exciting opportunity to host the launch of local author Cat Connor’s latest addition to the ‘Byte’ series - ‘Databyte’.

The ukuleles are free to issue and can be borrowed for 6 weeks.

The launch is on Friday 13 June at 7pm in the Rotary Lounge. No need to book, we’d love to see you there!

Under Construction! Some serious changes are taking place over Queen’s Birthday weekend. Here’s what’s happening: •• After your feedback all adult magazines will be moving into one space/area/sequence •• A new walkway will be created down the middle of the Adult Fiction collection for ease of access. Unfortunately the moving may lead to some inconvenience while we get everything into its rightful place. Please be patient and ask our friendly staff if you’re not sure where to look for your favourite reads. 2

“Cat Connor’s Databyte, a techno thriller-cum-murder mystery, hits the spot and then some. Even if we’d never heard of the NSA, Eric Snowden, and Julian Assange, this book would be worth the price of admission just to eavesdrop on the internal dialogue of Supervisory Special Agent Ellie Conway.” - Reed Farrel Coleman, award winning author of The Hollow Girl


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KNITTERS S U N D AY 22 J U N E 2�4 P M

UPPER HUTT CITY LIBRARY

Celebrate World Wide Knit in Public Day by knitting beanies with us in the Rotary Lounge at Upper Hutt City Library. These beanies will be distributed by Trentham Community House to those in need this winter. Patterns provided, but please bring your own wool and needles/hooks.

For more information please contact Makereta Pihama on 527 2171 or email libraryprogrammes@uhcc.govt.nz

World Wide Knit in Public Day

14 - June - 2014 Join us as we knit with hundreds of other knitters around the world on the same day! Where: When: Bring:

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World Wide Knit in Public Day was created in 2005 - and is the world largest knitter event. More info? – please visit wwkipday.com.

Better living through stitching together. Copyright © 2014 Astrid Salling all rights reserved.

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Upper Hutt Community Services have partnered with the Funding Information Service, Department of Internal Affairs, and the Fundraising Institute of New Zealand to hold a series of three free presentations, covering a range of funding related topics. These presentations will be held in June at Upper Hutt City Library’s Rotary Lounge. No need to book, just turn up! For more information, please email libraryprogrammes@uhcc.govt.nz

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WW100 CENTENARY

- Speaker Series -

at UPPER HUTT CITY LIBRARY

Our next event in this series:

Saturday 21 June 2014, 2pm From ‘our boys’ to tough men : Jane Tolerton, author of best-selling ‘An Awfully Big Adventure; New Zealand World War One Veterans tell their stories’, will speak at the Upper Hutt City Library about New Zealand Soldiers during the war, with extracts from veterans interviewed from the World War One Oral History Archive. Register for this event at the Library or on our website.

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BEEKEEPING y a r r u M n n WITH aro la C

Saturday 26 July, 2pm A basic introduction to beekeeping and how to get started in an urban environment. Carolann has lived selfsufficiently for over a decade and is the author of ‘Mastering the Art of SelfSufficiency in New Zealand’.

Register now!

FREE public information session at Upper Hutt City Library! Register for this event at the Library or on the Library website.

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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

Justice of the Peace

Victim Support

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

JPs available to witness signatures, complete insurance applications and more.

Advocacy, advice and support for victims of crime or trauma.

First Friday of the month, 10am - 12pm

Every Thursday, 10am 11am, also first & third Thursdays 6pm - 7pm

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 and online forms. Monday to Saturday, 10am - 12pm

Genealogy Advice on tracing your family history, and the resources available for your ongoing research. Second Monday of the month, 10am - 12pm

KASAGIP Filipino community’s migrant support group. Third Friday of the month, 5.30 - 6.30pm

Neighbourhood Support Promoting safety and security in your community. Fourth Friday of the month, 11am - 12pm

Public Trust

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 Tips on how to create and maintain a successful website for your business, club or personal interest. First & third Wednesdays, 5.30 - 6.30pm

Estate planning and asset protection advice. Third Wednesday of the month, 10.30am 11.30am

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June 1

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

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Monday

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Tuesday Job Seekers Club Card Making He Wa Pai Scratch Kids Computer Mentor

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Computer Mentor Website Design

Justice of the Peace Computer Mentor Justice of the Peace

Computer Mentor

Computer Mentor

8.30-9.30am 10.30-11am 10.30-11.30am 3.30-4.30pm 10am-12pm 5.30-6.30pm

8.30-9.30am 10am-12pm 10.30-11am 11.30am-1pm 3.30-4.30pm 5-5.30pm 5.50-6.50pm 10-11am 10am-12pm 6-7pm

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

1.30-3pm 1.30-3.30pm 10am-12pm

Sunday Scrapbooking Sunday Funday Storytime

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10am-12pm

Saturday Cinema Kids A Writer’s Plot

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8.30-10am 10.15-11.30am 10.30-11am 3.45-4.45pm

Friday Busy Hands Friday Fables It’s Write Easy Cinema Kids

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Queen’s Birthday

Thursday Women’s Breakfast Club Knit & Knatter Busy Bodies Careers Clinic Audacity Ukes for Beginners UH Ukes

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2-3pm

Wednesday Men’s Breakfast Club Busy Babies Book Discussion Group Knit Wits

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Sunday Sunday Funday Storytime

1.30-3.30pm 2-3pm

Monday Busy Bodies Tai Chi Quizsters Computer Mentor Genealogy Community Law

10.30-11am 1.30-2.30pm All afternoon 10am-12pm 10am-12pm 2-3pm

Job Seekers Club Scratch Kids Activation Workshop Computer Mentor

10am-12pm

11 Wednesday Men’s Breakfast Club Busy Babies Knit Wits Funding Seminar: How to source funding with FundView Computer Mentor

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

12 Thursday Women’s Breakfast Club Knit & Knatter Busy Bodies Thursday Library Club (TLC) Careers Clinic Audacity Ukes for Beginners Living Lit UH Ukes Justice of the Peace Computer Mentor

8.30-9.30am 10am-12pm 10.30-11am 11am-12pm 11.30am-1pm 3.30-4.30pm 5-5.30pm 5.30-6.45pm 5.50-6.50pm 10-11am 10am-12pm

13 Friday Busy Hands It’s Write Easy Cinema Kids Cat Connor Book Launch Computer Mentor

10.30-11am 1.30-3pm 3.15-4.45pm 7-8.30pm TBC 10am-12pm

14 Saturday Cinema Kids Computer Mentor

1.30-3pm 10am-12pm

15 Sunday Family History Group Sunday Funday Storytime

1-2pm 2-3pm

16 Monday Busy Bodies Tai Chi Quizsters Computer Mentor Victim Support Community Law

10.30-11am 1.30-2.30pm All afternoon 10am-12pm 10.30-11.30pm 2-3pm

17 Tuesday Job Seekers Club Card Making Scratch Kids Computer Mentor

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8.30-10am 3.45-4.45pm 7-9pm

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


18 Wednesday Men’s Breakfast Club Busy Babies Community Networking Forum / Funding Seminar: How to write a winning funding application Knit Wits Computer Mentor Public Trust Website Design

25 Wednesday 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

19 Thursday Women’s Breakfast Club Knit & Knatter Busy Bodies Careers Clinic Audacity Ukes for Beginners UH Ukes Justice of the Peace Computer Mentor Justice of the Peace

8.30-9.30am 10am-12pm 10.30-11am 11.30am-1pm 3.30-4.30pm 5-5.30pm 5.50-6.50pm 10-11am 10am-12pm 6-7pm

20 Friday Busy Hands: Friday Fables It’s Write Easy Cinema Kids Computer Mentor KASAGIP

10.30-11am 10.30-11.15am 1.30-3pm 3.15-4.45pm 10am-12pm 5.30-6.30pm

Computer Mentor

1.30-3pm 1.30-3.30pm 2-4pm 10am-12pm

22 Sunday Scrapbooking Sunday Funday Storytime World Wide Knit in Public Day

Computer Mentor

1.30-3.30pm 2-3pm 2-4pm

8.30-9.30am 10.30-11am 3.30-4.30pm 12.30-1.30pm 10am-12pm

26 Thursday Women’s Breakfast Club Knit & Knatter Busy Bodies Thursday Library Club (TLC) Careers Clinic Audacity Ukes for Beginners UH Ukes Justice of the Peace Computer Mentor

8.30-9.30am 10am-12pm 10.30-11am 11am-12pm 11.30am-1pm 3.30-4.30pm 5-5.30pm 5.50-6.50pm 10-11am 10am-12pm

27 Friday Busy Hands It’s Write Easy Cinema Kids Computer Mentor Neighbourhood Support

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

28 Saturday Cinema Kids Computer Mentor

21 Saturday Cinema Kids A Writer’s Plot WW100 Series - Jane Tolerton

Men’s Breakfast Club Busy Babies Knit Wits Funding Seminar: How to attract sufficient funding for your needs

1.30-3pm 10am-12pm

29 Sunday Sunday Funday Storytime

2-3pm

30 Monday Busy Bodies Tai Chi Quizsters Computer Mentor Community Law

10.30-11am 1.30-2.30pm All afternoon 10am-12pm 2-3pm

23 Monday Busy Bodies Tai Chi Quizsters Computer Mentor Community Law

10.30-11am 1.30-2.30pm All afternoon 10am-12pm 2-3pm

24 Tuesday Job Seekers Club Scratch Kids

8.30-10am 3.45-4.45pm

Computer Mentor

10am-12pm

= Hot Seat. See page 7 for more details. 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

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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 Sundays 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

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Second Thursday of the month, 5.30 - 6.45pm


Fantastic NEW non-fiction!

New theatre sport programme for 50+ Unscripted is a great way for those aged 50+ to meet new people, have fun and stay warm this winter. This new eight week programme begins on Tuesday 22 July and includes theatre sport, drama games and improvisation. No experience is necessary, but a desire to have fun is essential. Register for Unscripted at Upper Hutt City Library, call Erica on 527 2171 or email libraryprogrammes@uhcc.govt.nz 11


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Write a poem inspired by the 2014 theme ‘Remembrance’ Prizes will be awarded for the winning poems in each category. Pick up an entry form from Upper Hutt City Library or download one off the Library website. Entries must be received by Friday 8 August. Winners will be announced Friday 22 August 2014 at Upper Hutt City Library as part of the New Zealand Post National Poetry Day celebrations. For more information call Erica on 527 2171 or email libraryprogrammes@uhcc.govt.nz

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C AT E G O R I E S Adults 1 $150 book voucher 2nd $100 book voucher 3rd $50 book voucher st

Children 6-12yrs 1st $50 book voucher + $100 book voucher for your school 2nd $30 book voucher + $50 book voucher for your school

Children 13-18yrs 1st $50 book voucher + $100 book voucher for your school 2nd $30 book voucher + $50 book voucher for your school


S E T T LE ME N T S U P P O RT

Big changes ahead for Settlement Support Kia ora koutou! 2014 continues to be an exciting year for Settlement Support. After taking local newcomers to Orongomai Marae in February and hosting a meeting at Parliament with MP Chris Hipkins in March, we have finally launched a Newcomers Network, Global Friends, in the Hutt Valley. Global Friends is a social group for migrants who want to meet other newcomers and explore their new country together. They meet several times each month, organising social get-togethers and trips around the region. The group currently has 25 keen newcomers and keeps growing! As some of you may already know,

last year’s review of the Settlement Support initiative has led to a major restructure of the delivery system that will come into effect from July 2014. Migrants will continue to receive face-to-face support, but the provider of this service is yet to be determined. Essential information is available through Immigration New Zealand’s phone contact centre and the NZNow website (www.newzealandnow.govt. nz) which has been refurbished to cater to migrant needs and concerns.

Rhea Fohs Settlement Support Officer phone 04 527 2132 ext 495 email settlement@uhcc.govt.nz

Community Networking FORUMS Wednesday 18 June, 12.30-1.30pm Upper Hutt City Library, Rotary Lounge This month:

How to write a winning funding application, presented by the Department of Internal Affairs.

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

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Library Press Display As well as being able to view newspapers from New Zealand and around the world, Press Display also has New Zealand magazine titles like Dish, Good and New Zealand Hunting. These can all be read from home using your library card and password.

New Zealand Geographic Our Library now has back issues of New Zealand Geographic magazine with full text and beautiful pictures. These are available through the Library website www.upperhuttlibrary.co.nz The New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year competition 2014 is now open for entries, celebrating the time-honoured art of editorial photography and showcasing the extraordinary natural and cultural riches of New Zealand. $7500 in cash and an expedition voyage is up for grabs. Go to www.nzgeographic.co.nz/photocomp for details.

FOR KIDS

Busy Things A colourful online resource full of quirky characters it’s a fun place to be! Access these sites via our Library Catalogue.

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Britannica Library

10 Monkeys

A child-friendly collection making it easy to conduct research and complete homework assignments.

A math learning tool for 6-10 year olds presented in a fun game-like environment.


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

Teens’ Book Club For teens aged 13-16 who want to ‘chillax’ for an hour with friends, talk about your latest reads and be the first to get your hands on our newest teen books. First Tuesday of the month, 5.30-6.30pm

MONDAYS quizsters all afternoon Weekly quizzes, all ages. TUESDAYS s c r a t c h k i d 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 a u d a c i t y 3.30-4.30 pm Unleash your inner DJ. Music mixing for 11-12yrs. FRIDAYS cinema kids 3.15-4.45 p m Check at the library for the movie timetable. SATURDAYS cinema kids 1.30-3.00 p m Repeat Screening of Friday’s movie. 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

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The closure of the Rimutaka Incline and the opening of the Rimutaka Tunnel in late 1955 were important and memorable events for the Upper Hutt community. This month’s Mystery Photo from the Library’s Heritage Collections shows the crowd at the Summit after

the arrival of the last train up the Incline. Do you know anything about the scene shown or the names of anyone depicted in this picture? If so, we’d love to hear from you. Contact Reid or Lauren at the Library or email archives@uhcc.govt.nz www.uhcl.recollect.co.nz

MY OPEN HOURS

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