Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Entertaining Book Events at Takapuna Library

Author talk: The story of the Hauraki Gulf 

When: Wednesday 26 October, 6pm - 7.30pm
Takapuna Library
Cost: Free

You are invited to hear Raewyn Peart, Policy Director of the Environmental Defence Society, speak about her recently published book The story of the Hauraki Gulf.

Proudly published by Bateman, this special publication is an environmental, social and cultural history of Auckland's association with this remarkable place.

Copies of Raewyn's book will be available for signing and sale courtesy of The Booklover.

Light refreshments will be served from 6pm, talk begins at 6.30pm.

To reserve your place at this event, get in touch with Helen on (09) 890 4903 or email

High tea and bubbles with Kim Evans
Treat your friends and family to a celebratory occasion
When: Saturday 29 October, 3pm - 4pm
Takapuna Library
Cost: $25
There is nothing little about Kim Evans' Little & Friday empire!
It has grown to four sites, open seven days a week and is a magnet to fans throughout the country.
Join us as Kim provides a delicious afternoon tea of sweet and savoury treats, taken from her new cookbook Little & Friday every meal.
Guests will be seated at tables of eight to enjoy the afternoon tea and a talk by Kim herself.
Bubbles will be generously provided by Brancott Estate.
To purchase your tickets, visit eventfinda. (Additional fees may apply)
0800 BUY TIX (289 849)
This event is proudly brought to you by Little & Friday, Brancott Estate and Penguin Random House to support the work of the North Shore Libraries Foundation who provide local libraries with additional funding for special projects
Author talk: Days Are Like Grass 
When: Wednesday 2 November, 6pm - 7:30pm
Takapuna Library, Level 1, The Strand, Takapuna
Cost: Gold coin / donation
You are warmly invited to celebrate the recent publication of Sue Younger's best-selling novel, Days Are Like Grass.
The NZ Listener calls this book "a compelling read tackling tough family issues," while the NZ Herald praises Younger's ability to "capture the chaos of relationships" in this book.
Copies will be available for signing and for sale, courtesy of The Booklover.
Light refreshments will be served from 6pm, prior to the author talk, which will start at 6:30pm.
If you are interested in coming, please send your phone number and email address to or phone 098904903.
Telling our stories: Writing for older adults 
When: Saturday 26 November, Saturday 3 December, 10am - 1pm
Takapuna Library
Cost: Free
Join experienced writing teachers Ros Ali and Jo Emeney for a two-day creative writing course that will enable you to tell your stories in your own voice and in a polished, professional way.
We will have a comfortable room in  the library (Rangitoto Room) to ourselves. You will be introduced to new pieces of writing, new people and new ways of thinking about your own written expression.
This event is taking place with support from Creative Communities NZ.
To reserve your place:  Contact Ros and Jo with Telling Our Stories in the subject line of your email.
Please include your full name, telephone number and address, plus verification of the days you can attend. Preference will be given to people who are able to attend both days of the event.
Queries: phone Jo: 0210548947
Applications close on Saturday 19 November
Helen Woodhouse| Takapuna Community Library Manager| Auckland Libraries – Ngā Pātaka Kōrero 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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