New to the Library

Dynamic December
Tis the season to be Jolly


This Months Community and Auckland Events 

Yoga on the beach.
When - Every Saturday from 3rd December - 22 Feb
Where -Stanmorebay Park
Cost - Free
For more information click here.

Christmas Tree Show case
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Where - Barfoot & Thompson Netball Centre
44 Northcote road
For more information click here.

A very coastie Christmas
When - Sunday 9th December - 12.30 - 3pm
Where - Whangaparaoa Library
Cost - Free
For more information click here.

Cinderella - A Christmas Pantomime
When - Wednesday 19th December
Where - Centre Stage
For more information click here.

Orewa New World Santa Parade Rebooted
When - Sat 22nd December 5pm - 9pm
Where - Orewa Town Centre, Alice Avenue, Orewa.
For more information click here.

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.

December  is famous for.....

  • Dec 1st - is the first day of the southern hemisphere Summer.
  • Dec 1931 - Coca Cola  developed advertising using images of The Santa Claus we have become to know.
  • Dec 7th 1761 - Madame Tussaud invented the wax museum.
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  • Dec 13th 1642 - First Recorded sighting of New Zealand.
  • Dec 17th 1889  - New Zealand's own Eiffel tower opens. Find out more here.  
  • Dec 25th 336 - First recorded date of Christmas being celebrated.
  • Dec 31st - New Years Eve.
      Weird and wonderful celebrations in December

    Gingerbread house day ( Click the image below to learn how to make a Gingerbread house.), Worldwide candle lighting day, Thank you note day and Go Caroling day.

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    Human rights Month,
     Click the picture below for an inspirational human rights video

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 New books in the Library this month.

  • I Funny: School of Laughs
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  • I Funny: School of Laughs
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Author of the Month

Roald Dahl

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He was also the author of Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryMatildaThe BFG, and a treasury of original, evergreen, and beloved children’s books. He remains for many the world’s No. 1 storyteller.

Born in Llandaff, Wales, on 13th September 1916 to Norwegian parents, Harald Dahl and Sofie Magdalene Hesselberg, Dahl was named after Roald Amundsen, the Norwegian who had been the first man to reach the South Pole just four years earlier. A heroic start in life. But his early years were blighted by the tragic deaths of his older sister, Astri, and his father.

Wanting the best for her only son, his mother sent him to boarding school - first to St Peter's, Weston-super-Mare; then, in 1929, to Repton - where many bizarre and memorable events would later be recounted in Boy. Pupils at Repton were invited to trial chocolate bars, a memory that stayed with Dahl throughout his life, inspiring Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

In the early 1980s he published The TwitsRevolting RhymesThe BFG and The Witches. There followed two autobiographical books: Boy, in 1984 and Going Solo, in 1986. Matilda was published in 1988, Esio Trot in 1990, and finally, in 1991, came the posthumous delight of The Minpins.

Roald Dahl died on 23 November 1990, aged 74. He was buried in the parish church of St Peter and St Paul in Great Missenden - the Buckinghamshire village where today The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre continues his extraordinary mission to amaze, thrill and inspire generations of children and their parents.


Genre descriptions- What do you prefer to Read?


There are so many different book genres to choose from, how do you know whats your favourite, click on the words below to read a brief description of each genre with book recommendations.









Science Fiction

Magazines found in the Library

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

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