Monday, April 18, 2016

Book Events at Takapuna Library

Book launch: The Paris of the west 

When: Wednesday 27 April, 6pm - 7.30pm
Where: Takapuna Library
Cost: Free
Paper Plus and the Friends of the Takapuna Library invite you to celebrate the recent publication of The Paris of the west, by Karen McMillan.

A page-turning historical novel set in 1940s San Francisco goes from jazz clubs to the sun-kissed vineyards of Sonoma. A story of love, loss and second chances.
A publishing professional by day and a writer by night, Karen will talk about her new book, and how to get published.
Copies available for purchase and signing.  Purchase a book on the night and go into a draw to win a book prize pack worth over $500.
To reserve your place at this event, call (09) 890 4903 or email Helen Woodhouse.

Jenny Haworth: Behind the twisted wire 
When: Wednesday 4 May, 6pm - 7.30pm
Where: Takapuna Library
Cost: Gold coin donation
Jenny Haworth will talk about her book Behind the twisted wire, which is the story of the work of New Zealand's commissioned war artists - Nugent Welch and George Butler and the strange tale of Arthur Pearse.

Jenny will then focus on the work of the Auckland soldier artists - the men who painted in the trenches in an effort to record their experiences.
Some of these artists like John Weeks, Francis McCracken, W. Robert Johnson and James Turkington were to become major figures in the post-war art world. Another man, Arthur Lloyd,  was too badly injured to continue to paint after the war.
Also discussed will be Horace Moore-Jones, perhaps the most important artist at Gallipoli.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing at the event. Light refreshments will be served from 6pm.
To reserve your place at this event, call (09) 890 4903 or email Helen Woodhouse.

The emergency poet 

When: Tuesday 10 May, 10am - 3pm - Where: Takapuna Library - Cost: Free

The ambulance is parked (she's a beauty) and the doctor is in the house.
Book your ten-minute consultation and let emergency poet Deborah Alma - ably assisted by Nurse Verse - assess your vital signs before prescribing a poem, from Wordsworth to C.K. Stead.
Your chance to forgo medication for life-affirming poetry.  This event has been organized by the Auckland Writers Festival and is supported by the British Council NZ and St John.
To book your consultation, visit the festival website.
The ambulance will be parked at the entrance to the library and the patients who have booked their consultation will sit in the foyer / waiting room of the Takapuna Library.

Helen Woodhouse| Takapuna Community Library Manager| Auckland Libraries – Ngā Whare Mātauranga o Tāmaki Makaurau - Ph 09 890 4903  Extn (46) 4903 Mobile 021 945 179  Takapuna Library, 1 The Strand, Takapuna Private Bag 93-508, Takapuna, Auckland 0740

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