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Fantastic February


This Months Community Events 

Orewa Boulevard of Buskers
When - Fri 9th Feb - Sun 11th Feb
Click here for more info.

Blues vs Hurricanes Preseason game
When - Thursday 15th Feb 3pm - 6.30pm
Kick off 4pm
Where - Rodney Showgrounds
Admission Free
Click here for more info.

Shakespear Snorkel Day
When - Sat 17th Feb 10 am - 3pm
Where - Shakespear Park
Admission - free
click here for more info.

Car Boot Sale 
When - Sat 24th Feb 9.30am - 12pm
Where - Silverdale Pioneer Village,
Admission - free to visit on this day. While there take the time to explore our heritage buildings and collections and enjoy a picnic in our shady gardens.
Click here for more info

Look who I had the privilege of meeting when he visited New Zealand.

He may even write a book about me, well about a Librarian. Watch this space.

    February  is Famous for .......


  • February 4th 2004 - Facebook was first launched.
  • February the 5th - Waitangi Day, 
    Waitangi Day is the national day of New Zealand, and commemorates the signing, on 6 February 1840, of the Treaty of Waitangi. Ceremonies take place throughout the country to commemorate the signing of the treaty, which is regarded as New Zealand's founding document.
  • February 14th - Valentines day,
  • February 16th - Chinese New Year, 2018 is the year of the Dog.
  • February frequently occurs in lists of the most commonly misspelt words in the English language.
  • No one really knows for certain why February was relegated to be the shortest month. 

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     Author of the Month 

Liz Pichon

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Liz is the author of the best selling TOM GATES series for 9+ readers, which has sold 2,000,000 books in the UK. Tom Gates has been translated into 36 languages, selling 1 million in Australia and New Zealand and another 1 million around the world.  

The first book in the series THE BRILLIANT WORLD OF TOM GATES won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, The Red House Book Award Best Book for Young Readers and the Waterstone¹s Best Fiction for 5-12 year olds Prize. 

The fourth book in the series TOM GATES: GENIUS IDEAS MOSTLY won the Blue Peter Award for Best Story. 

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Magazines found in the Library

Ones to watch on  clickview 1-120 in February
Click on the picture to watch
Check out the clickview Library here for many more movies and programmes

 Have a go at the Library Scavenger hunt

Chekout the new self checkout.
visit the Library anytime to issue your own books with the new self checkout desk.

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