Libraries launch into NZ Book Month
1 March 2013
Children’s story-telling sessions and chances to speak with noted New Zealand authors are among the events Hamilton City Libraries have planned for New Zealand Book Month.
The annual celebration of New Zealand literature and authors kicks off today, and events have been organised by a committee of volunteers, including Gail Pittaway from WINTEC, Catherine Wallace, Dianne Yates and Kathryn Parsons from Friends of the Hamilton City Library.
The first event Hamilton City Libraries staff have planned is aimed at youngsters – Saturday’s Rocket Story Time in the Garden Place Library from 11am. Rocket Story Time coincides with the 109th birthday of iconic children’s author Dr Suess (Theodor Seuss Geisel), and will be themed around his hugely popular books.
On 5 March, author, critic and writing teacher Stephanie Johnson will speak at Wintec’s Bill Gallagher Room, from 6.30pm. Koha is appreciated.
Next Wednesday – 13 March – it’s investigative and true crime author Scott Bainbridge speaking at the Garden Place Library. His session starts at 6.30pm and koha is welcomed.
Reviewing and analysis of 2012’s best books will be the focus of a discussion on 19 March at the Garden Place Library, with reviewer Gail Pittaway and author Kate De Goldi.
De Goldi also speaks at Wintec on 20 March, in room A205 from 5.30pm, and there is an opportunity for people to ask questions.
Libraries Director Su Scott says: “NZ Book Month is an important month on the libraries calendar, and we’re pleased to have secured a range of events to help celebrate the nation’s book culture and authors’ output.”
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Name: Su Scott
Designation: Director – Hamilton City Libraries
Tel (Direct): 07 838 6841
Name: Jeff Neems
Designation: Communication Advisor
Tel (Direct): 07 838 6509
Mobile: 021 818 564
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