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Namaste November


This Months Community and Auckland Events 

Red Run for Children Park Run.
When - 3rd, 4th, 17th and 24th Nov 8am - 9am
Where - Metro Park, 228 Millwater Pkwy, Dairy Flat.
Cost - Free
For more information click here.

Armistice Day Service
Part of WW100: Remembering WW1 - 100 Years On
When - Sunday 11th November 11am - 11.30am
Where - Matakana War Memorial, 998 Matakana Road, Matakana
For more information click here.

Long Bay Primary school Twilight Gala
When - Friday 16th November 5pm - 8pm
Where - Long Bay Primary School, 23 Ralph Eagles Place, Long Bay, 
Cost - $$$
For more information click here.

The Original Gypsy Fair
When - sat 17th November from 9am
Where - Centreway reserve Orewa.
For more information click here.

Orewa New World Santa Parade 2018
When - Sat 24th November 4.30pm
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.

November is famous for.....

  • Nov 5th - Fireworks night, celebrating Guy Fawkes Britain's most notorious traitor - Find out more here
  • Nov 7th 1867 - Scientist Marie Curie is born, she will be remembered for her discovery of radium and polonium and her huge contribution to the fight against Cancer.
  • Nov 10th 2001 - The first ipod was sold. 
  • Nov 11th 1918 - Armistice day, The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month was the moment when hostilities ceased on the Western Front in 1918, following the signing of an armistice. This year celebrates 100 years.
  • Nov 21 - World hello day, Anyone can participate in World Hello Day simply by greeting ten people.  This demonstrates the importance of personal communication for preserving peace. Find out more her.
  • Nov 28th 1893 - Women Vote in first general election. 
  • Nov 29th 1929 - King Tut's Tomb was opened.
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      Weird and wonderful celebrations in November.

     Sandwich day, International Games day,National Flossing day, International Tongue twister day - Try out this tongue       


    World Kindness Day.
     Click the picture below for an inspirational Kindness 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
  • I Funny: School of Laughs

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

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