The 21st Latin America and Spain Film Festival runs from the 7th to the 24th of September and includes movies from Cuba, Spain, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Mexico and Argentina. The selection includes a wide range of genres, topics and styles, giving you the chance of feeling closer to Latin American and Spanish histories and cultures through the lenses of great film makers and artists.
See the programme here.
E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karangatanga maha tēnā tātou katoa. E mihi ana ki te mana whenua, Rangitāne o Manawatū, tēnā koutou.
Here at the Palmerston North City Library we celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 11-17 September and Mahuru Māori 15 Sep-15 Oct with activities and resources to assist you on your pathway to learning te reo Māori.
Come in and find a book, join in with our PNCC waiata group-Manu Hāpai, or maybe have a Kōrero Kawhe-Coffee Chat.
Activities during Te Wiki o te Reo 11-17th September:
Pātara Wai – Water Bottle Giveaway
Te Wā Tuku Reo Māori – Māori Language Moment
Check out the City Library’s Kaupapa Māori webpage: www.citylibrary.pncc.govt.nz/kaupapa-maori
Don’t miss out!
This is a great opportunity to see your name in print. If you want to have a go at writing a short story, a poem, or a play, use our prompt as a jumping-off point. Your story doesn’t have to be directly related to the prompt, it’s only there if you need something to get started.
Deadline for submissions is August 31, and we’ll publish a physical book as well as an ebook in October.
Prompt – “The day Mark Twain came to town”. (You don’t have to use this prompt, it’s just there if you need it.)
Submissions and questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Let your creative muse fly!
Palmerston North City Library will be hosting events where you can get assistance with filling out your census form.
During these drop-in sessions, there will be Census staff/volunteers from Stats NZ on hand to help.
You simply need to bring your paper forms or online code.
Outside of these events, you are welcome to come in and use the computers and free wi-fi to self-complete your census forms. Library staff cannot fill out the forms for others, but we can put you in touch with people who will help.
Times and locations:
Central Library March 8th, 11am – 1pm
Te Pātikitiki Library, March 14, 10am – 1pm
Ashhurst Library, March 14, 3pm – 5pm
Roslyn Library, March 15, 10am – 1pm
Youth Space, March 15, 2pm – 4pm
Awapuni Library, March 16, 10am – 1pm
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Each month you’ll get an email highlighting what’s coming up, things we’re excited about, and ways to get the most out of your library membership.
In addition, we now offer a New Titles newsletter. All the latest books that have been added to our collection – straight to your inbox each week! Reserving cool new books has never been easier.
You can browse the previous New Title lists here.
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We asked which books you enjoyed reading in 2022, and here are some of the cool titles you told us about!
Girl A by Abigail Dean
The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan
Beach Read by Emily Henry
Before You Knew My Name by Jacqueline Bublitz
Lucinda Riley’s Seven Sisters series got a lot of votes!
A format-specific mention for the BorrowBox version of Lucy Dawson’s You Sent Me A Letter. (There are lots of great titles on BorrowBox and Libby, in ebook and e-audio formats – straight to your device!)
Another series that was popular is Alice Oseman’s Heartstopper.
Did you know that Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York wrote a book called Her Heart For A Compass? Well, you do now, and it comes recommended by one of you lovely people!
Harbouring by Jenny Pattrick. ‘It’s great reading about the early days of the area you come from’ says the person who recommended it.
Verity by Colleen Hoover. One of 2022’s most popular authors worldwide.
All That Glitters. There are many great books with this title – make it a 2023 reading challenge to read them all!
Blinding by Mircea Cartarescu.
Auē by Becky Manawatu