Thursday, April 27, 2017


Would you miss all the Hoopla? Poetry Series 2017 launch 

When: Thursday 4 May, 6pm-7.30pm
Takapuna Library
Cost: Free, courtesy Makaro Press

Hoopla 2017 launch featuring poets Johanna Emeney, Jeffrey Paparoa Holman and Elizabeth Morton.

The series will be launched by C K Stead and all three poets will read from their works.
Johanna Emeney will read from Family History, Jeffrey Paparoa Holman from Dylan Junkie and Elizabeth Morton from Wolf.

Copies of their books will be available for purchase and signing, courtesy of Makaro Press and The Booklover.

 Light refreshments served from 6pm, author talk 6.30pm.

RSVP to or call (09)890-4903

Auckland Watercolour Society Exhibition Opening 

When:  Monday 8 May, 6pm
Exhibition runs to 20 May.
Takapuna Library
Cost:  Free

Join us for the opening of an art exhibition from the Auckland Watercolour society. The exhibition opens on 8 May and runs until 20th May. All the paintings are for sale and a percentage of proceeds will be given in support of the Takapuna Hospice.

RSVP is recommended.  

Please phone 890 4903 or email

New Zealand - Paradise Squandered? 

When: Monday 15 May, 6pm-7.30pm
Takapuna Library
Cost: Gold coin / donation

Author talk with John Hawkes

Fourth generation New Zealander and retired consultant rheumatologist John Hawkes gives his views on what New Zealanders face today, covering topics as wide ranging as healthcare, finance, trade and industry, land and property, education and sport. Has New Zealand squandered its potential and how can we best go forward?

Please RSVP to or call (09)890-4903

New Zealand's prime ministers : From Dick Seddon to John Key 

When: Wednesday 24 May
Takapuna Library
Cost: Gold coin / donation

Author talk with Michael Bassett

Launched in early April by the Prime Minister and David Ling Publishing, Michael Bassett's thoroughly researched book has already garnered much media attention and general interest. Copies of Michael's book will be available for purchase and signing.

Please RSVP to or phone (09)890-4903

Japanese language and culture sessions 

When:   Sunday 28 May, 1pm - 2.30pm
              Sunday 25 June, 1pm - 2.30pm
Takapuna Library, Rangitoto Room
Cost: Free

Want to prepare for travel to Japan, business socialising, hosting Japanese guests, the 2019 Rugby World Cup or the 2020 Tokyo Olympics?

These simple conversation sessions are hosted monthly by Massey University Albany's School of Humanities. The first session will cover pronunciation and greetings, use and etiquette of chopsticks and present wrapping with furoshiki (Japanese cloth wrapper).

 Instructor Dr Mitsue Tabata-Sandom is from Japan and lectures in Japanese at Massey University, Albany. She has conducted similar successful sessions in Wellington and Honolulu. Come and spend some time on a Sunday afternoon 'experiencing Japan'.

RSVP is recommended. Email: or phone (09) 890 4903

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