Subtext08 is beginning soon (the 18th of July, to be exact), and this year’s programme will have more library events that in previous years. Registration details will be posted soon!
Here are the details of the Tawa library event.
Mervyn Kemp Library
Wednesday 23rd July 6pm to 8pm
Street Art sketching workshop – featuring local artist John Wareham
Tawa resident, John Wareham will share some of his street art techniques with you. Come along and pick up a few tips to impress your mates!
There will be food and drink, music, and entertainment. (And did I mention food?)
“Satisfy Your Cravings” – a team of students from Rongotai College, St Mary’s College, Wellington Girls’ College, and Te Kura Kaupapa o Nga Mokopuna – presents a day of free entertainment for youth, by youth (’for rangitahi, by rangitahi). There’s a great line-up including comedy duo The Laughing Samoans, the Musical Island Boys, and DJs from the Whiteria DJ School.
That’s right, more new books. Free!*
*(if borrowed on a YA card)
We have a lot of new books in the teen collection. Here’s some of the ones that stand out from the rest:
Zon is “an unique interactive massively multiplayer online role playing game for learning Mandarin Chinese.” It’s browser-based, so you don’t need to download anything (maybe Flash). You can design your avatar (mine is the height of style), become a citizen of Zon and eventually begin your own business and add content to the world. Which is very cool, especially as you learn about Chinese language and culture while playing!
Recently a film called The Seeker : The Dark is Rising was released. It is based on The Dark is Rising, the first second book in a series written by Susan Cooper in the 1960s and 1970s. We have two reviews of the DVD; one is by someone who had read the books before seeing the film, and the other is by someone who has never read the books. Read more…
Wikipedia is an amazing resource, and although anyone can edit it, many of the entries are fairly reliable (though probably shouldn’t be used as the final word on a topic). I enjoy reading articles on Wikipedia that introduce new and interesting things to me; peoples, places, and events that I hadn’t heard of before.
Everyone like a good mystery, and here are some of the weirder & spookier articles/lists:
A stack of new CDs has arrived. Here is the list. Hours of listening pleasure awaits!
The world’s largest urban warfare training ground stands in the desert near Las Vegas. Forty British commandos are being hunted by an entire American battalion.
But their commander has an ace up his sleeve: he plans to smuggle in ten CHERUB agents, and fight the best war game ever.
CHERUB agents have one crucial advantage: adults never suspect that kids are spying on them…