Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Thursday, February 02, 2017
Auckland Libraries - February Happenings
What's On February
Join us at Auckland Libraries
between 28 January – 11 February 2017 for Lunar New Year,
the most important of the traditional Asian holidays, and the beginning
of the Year of the Rooster!
Lunar New Year is celebrated in
China, Korea and Southeast Asia, and is a festival of peace and
Join Dr Hirini Kaa (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti
Kahhungunu, Rongowhakaata) from the University of Auckland for a
session on Māori prophets and prophetic movements that have helped to
shape New Zealand as we know it today.
January - Saturday 11 February // Birkenhead Library
Chinese New Year pictures, which are
called Nianhua (年画) in Mandarin, are an important form of
folk art that has been very popular in China for many years. For this
display, we have reproduced an exhibition from the National Library of New
·Exodus to the Southern Seas with Michelle
Patient Wednesday 8 February
Join us at our first Lunchtime Lecture for 2017 to hear researcher Michelle
Patient discuss various waves of migration to New Zealand, particularly
from Britain, and touch on the who, what, when, where and why they came.
·DragonRecording Family History for People
of Chinese Origin with Annie Chui Wednesday 22
February // Waiheke Library
Do you have precious memories from family members who served with the New
Zealand armed forces?
Claire Lanyon, Programme Manager at the World War One Centenary at
Auckland Museum will give a talk at the Library on how to utilise Online
Cenotaph for whakapapa research, how to contribute your own knowledge, and
she’ll share stories about interesting and surprising contributions.