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Marvelous May


This Months Community Events 

Winter Snow Expo
When - Sunday 13 May, 11am - 4pm
Where - Snowplanet, 91 Small Road, Silverdale, 
Cost - Free
For more information click here

Friday 18th May - Sunday 20th May - Times Vary
Murrays Bay School Ice Skate tour
Murrays Bay School, Clematis Avenue, MurraysBay, 
Admission - $8.00 per child
For more information click here.

Auckland Youth Orchestra 
When - Sunday 20th May 4.30pm - 6.15pm
Where - Orewa Arts & Events Centre, 76 Riverside Drive, Orewa, Auckland
Admission -  Adult $20 Student/Child $10
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.

May is famous for.....

  • May 3rd 1841 -  New Zealand was declared a British Colony
  • May the Fourth be with you -  Star Wars Day
  • May 13th -  Mothers day Click here for some Mothers Day gift ideas.
  • May 14 1870 - The first game of Rugby was played in New Zealand
  • May 30th 1959 - Auckland harbour bridge opened. 
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  • Weird and wonderful celebrations in May
  • New Zealand Music Month, National Smile Month (UK), National Burger Month (US)

 New books in the Library this month.

  • The 1000 year old boy
  • The 1000 year old boy
  • The 1000 year old boy
  • The 1000 year old boy
  • The 1000 year old boy
  • The 1000 year old boy

     Author of the Month 

Scott Westerfeld

Scott Westerfeld is the author of eighteen novels. Five are for adults, and the other thirteen for young adults.

I’ve also been an occasional ghost writer, which is like driving someone else’s car really, really fast for lots of money. (I could tell you what famous authors I ghost-wrote for, but then I’d have to kill you. My name can be found on three Powerpuff Girl choose your own adventures, however.) In my artsy days, I wrote music for artsy downtown New York dancers, some of which can be found at the bottom of my video page.

I’m best known for my four sets of books for young adults. The most recent is the Leviathan trilogy. It’s a steampunk retelling of World War I, illustrated by the incomparable Keith Thompson. It features adventure, walking machines, and living airships! Read more about it here.

My most famous works are those of the Uglies series, set in a future where cosmetic surgery is compulsory when you turn 16, making everyone beautiful. Of course, there are some people who want to keep their own faces . . . and that’s not okay with the government.

I was born in Texas, and split my time between New York City and Sydney, Australia. (I have more frequent flyer miles than you do.) You can read many personal details of my life on my blog. And consult the Scott fact sheet here.


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 March
Click on the picture to watch
Check out the clickview Library here for many more movies and programmes

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