Friday, September 28, 2012

Takapuna Library advise October Events, including Michael Palin on 31st October

Please note that the first two listed events are held at Takapuna Library, but the other events are at different sites

Author Talk: Barbara Towell, A Little Piece for Mother
4 October 2012 12.00pm - 1.00pm
Takapuna Library
Join author Barbara Towell as she discusses her novel about Jewish immigrants settling in London after the Second World War
Light refreshments will be offered prior to Barbara’s talk, and books for signing will be available.
There is a $2 entry fee to this event, but Friends of the Library get in free.
Please rsvp or phone 486-8469

11 October 2012 2.30pm - 4.00pm
Scholastic NZ and Takapuna Library invite you to the launch of Great Galloping Galoot
Scholastic NZ and Takapuna Library invite you to the launch of Great Galloping Galoot.
Meet the author and hear the story read aloud. Copies of the book will be available for sale. Refreshments provided. Children welcome.
Please RSVP to Belynda Smyth via email, or phone 09 486-8464.

The following event are NOT held at Takapuna Library:

Join Michael as he converses with Finlay Macdonald about his latest travel adventures.
Wednesday 31 October 2012 7.30pm
At The Spencer on Byron Hotel, 9-17 Byron Avenue, Takapuna, North Shore
$20 per ticket
Michael Palin will be talking about his adventures in Brazil - now a major new book and BBC TV series - and his recent novel The Truth.

Michael will happily sign copies of books at the end of the session.

This event is proudly brought to you by Hachette New Zealand and the North Shore Libraries Foundation, and supported by Whitcoulls.

Tickets to this event are $20, and are available at Eventfinda. Funds raised by this event go towards North Shore Libraries' special projects.

You may also be interested in these book related events which have a connection with Takapuna Library, but which Frank Sargeson House Open day
Sunday 7 October, 2-4 pm
At 14a Esmonde Road, Takapuna (parking in Eldon Street)
This restored historic home is the country’s oldest literary museum, where Sargeson lived and wrote from the 1940’s until his death in 1982.  It is open to the public by the Sargeson Trust as part of the Auckland Heritage Festival.  Hear writer Graeme Lay talk about what it was like to have Frank look over your words.
An Evening with Captain Charles Moore
At Takapuna Paper Plus Shop, Hurstmere Road, Wed, 3 Oct, 6pm refreshments, 6.30pm start.
Paper Plus Takapuna, Sir Peter Blake Trust and Envision NZ and are proud to present an evening with Captain Charles Moore – a leading researcher and scientist who discovered the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” – an endless floating waste of plastic trash that has drawn world-wide attention. He founded the Algalita Marine Research Foundation in America and is on a speaking tour around the world drawing attention to the growing, choking problem of plastic debris in our seas. He will give a presentation on his latest expedition and book, Plastic Ocean: How a Sea Captain’s Chance Discovery Launched a Determined Quest to Save theOceans.
Rsvp Phone: 486 7472

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