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Amazing April
 

 

This Months Community Events 

Tuesday 17 April to 21 April 2018
Seussical Jr
Centrestage Theatre
Centreway Road
Orewa
2:00 PM and 7:30 PM
From $20.00

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Make a Poppy for Anzac Day
When - Thursday 19th April, 10am - 1pm
Where - Orewa Arts & events Centre 
Cost - $5.00
For more information click here

Animates Silverdale - School Holiday Activities
When - Thursday 19th and 26th April 11am - 11.45
Where - Animates - East Coast Rd, 2200 East Coast Rd, Silverdale, Auckland
Admission - Free
For more information click here.

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

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

 April is famous for.....

  • April 1st - April Fools Day -  is celebrated each year as a day to play tricks and practical jokes on others. This type of custom has existed since Roman times when practical jokes were played on others during a festival called Hilaria. It has been celebrated for many centuries but its origins are not known for certain. Some believe it began in France after New Year's Day was changed from April 1st to January 1st in the year 1582, but others date it back centuries earlier. 
  • April 2nd 1805 - Hans Christian Anderson was born he was famous for writing - The Ugly Duckling, Thumbelina and many more great stories.
  • April 3rd 2010 - The first Ipad was sold in the America
  • April 6th 1898 - The North Pole was discovered.
  • April 22nd is Earth Day find more information here.
  • April 23rd 1564 -  William Shakespeare was born he is famous for writing Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and many more great novels.
  • April 25th - Anzac Day marks the anniversary of the landing of New Zealand and Australian troops, popularly known as Anzacs (the acronym for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps), on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey in 1915. While the campaign ended in military defeat, it is widely claimed that the Gallipoli experience helped foster a sense of nationhood in both New Zealand and Australia.

    New Zealand first observed Anzac Day in 1916 with processions, church services and public meetings attended by large crowds. In 1920, the Anzac Day Act made 25 April a public holiday to commemorate those who had died in the First World War. Now the day honours all New Zealanders who have served in wars overseas

    Weird and wonderful celebrations in April.
  •  world Autism awareness month,  world Librarian day, Grilled cheese day, scrabble day and world Art day.

 New books in the Library this month.

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     Author of the Month 

Anthony Horowitz
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Anthony Horowitz is one of the most prolific and successful writers working in the UK – and is unique for working across so many media. Anthony is a born polymath; juggling writing books, TV series, films, plays and journalism.

Anthony has written over 40 books including the bestselling teen spy series Alex Rider, which he adapted into a movie that was released worldwide in 2006. The Alex Rider series is estimated to have sold 19 million copies worldwide. His highly anticipated novel, Oblivion, the epic conclusion to the Power of Five series, was published in October 2012. Anthony is also an acclaimed writer for adults and was commissioned by the Conan Doyle Estate and Orion Books to write two new Sherlock Holmes novels. The House of Silk was published in November 2011 and was internationally lauded as the top title of the autumn. The sequel, Moriarty, was published in October 2014 with similar success. Most recently he was commissioned by the Ian Fleming Estate to write the James Bond novel Trigger Mortis, which was published on 8th September 2015.

Anthony was awarded an OBE for his services to literature in January 2014.

 

Genre descriptions- What do you prefer to Read?
 

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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.

 

Fantasy

 

Romance

Horror


Adventure


 


Mystery/Crime


Science Fiction






 
   
Magazines found in the Library


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


 
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