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Be in to win a pack of five children's books in the Great Fairy Tale Quiz! Names five fairy tales from the clues below (one for each clue) Clue 1 An architectural confection Followed by Death by baking Clue 2 The opposite of Personal Protective Equipment Followed by A fitting ending Clue 3 Beastly cross-dressing Followed by Oversized features Clue 4 Transparent fraud Followed by A child...
 
Be in to win a pack of five children's books in the Great Fairy Tale Quiz! Names five fairy tales from the clues below (one for each clue) Clue 1 An architectural confection Followed by Death by baking Clue 2 The opposite of Personal Protective Equipment Followed by A fitting ending Clue 3 Beastly cross-dressing Followed by Oversized features Clue 4 Transparent fraud Followed by A child could see through it Clue 5 Iron, Finland, Faroes, Micronesia Followed by Anglo-Saxon blood is not...
 
Whanganui Opera Week NZ Opera School GREAT OPERA MOMENTS 2018 The New Zealand Opera School, based annually during January in Whanganui, is delighted the their Principal Sponsor, the Freemasons Foundation, will sponsor the final Opera School concert ‘Great Opera Moments 2018, in the Royal Wanganui Opera House. The School, based at the Wanganui Collegiate School, is now in its 24th year. An evening of arias and ensembles, magically staged in our own Royal Wanganui Opera House, you will...
 

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A big weekend coming up in Whanganui, headlined by Vintage Weekend. Make sure you check out what's on in our community: http://www.whanganuiwhatson.nz/ A big weekend coming up in Whanganui, headlined by Vintage Weekend. Make sure you check out what's on in our community: http://www.whanganuiwhatson.nz/
 
With weather this nice, who wants to stay inside? We’ve made some new updates to our booking system to make it easier to schedule donation appointments — even when you’re on the go. With weather this nice, who wants to stay inside? We’ve made some new updates to our booking system to make it easier to schedule donation appointments — even when you’re on the go.
 
“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” ― Neil Gaiman, Coraline “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” ― Neil Gaiman, Coraline
 
Tough talk aside, do our readers have a favorite book mark? or, what is the most unusual item that had served as an impromptu book mark? Tough talk aside, do our readers have a favorite book mark? or, what is the most unusual item that had served as an impromptu book mark?
 
Georgina brought Guide dog puppy Sonya into the Tauranga Library, to get Sonya used to being around children. Isn’t she gorgeous? Georgina brought Guide dog puppy Sonya into the Tauranga Library, to get Sonya used to being around children. Isn’t she gorgeous?
 
If your child has not found the right book yet, come in and talk to Jane or Becky or one of the team. Nothing we like more than hooking children up with great books If your child has not found the right book yet, come in and talk to Jane or Becky or one of the team. Nothing we like more than hooking children up with great books
 
"In countries from Spain and France to Australia and New Zealand, Anstice is called upon to describe what has happened to the British public library system, and everywhere the reaction is the same: 'shock and disgust.' 'We’re the bad news story. We’re the nightmare that they tell the naughty libraries – be careful, or what happened in the UK could happen to you.'"
 
Movie night at the library but these girls have found a little corner to read in. Movie night at the library but these girls have found a little corner to read in.
 
An Inspiring letter to the children of Troy, Michigan. what would our reader say is their favorite thing about library? An Inspiring letter to the children of Troy, Michigan. what would our reader say is their favorite thing about library?
 
We love Libby. If you would like to meet Libby, we would be very happy to introduce you We love Libby. If you would like to meet Libby, we would be very happy to introduce you
 

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We like long walks on the beach, do you? Castlecliff Beach is the perfect place for it. #whanganui #beach #castlecliff #walk #longwalksonthebeach #beachwalk #summer We like long walks on the beach, do you? Castlecliff Beach is the perfect place for it. #whanganui #beach #castlecliff #walk #longwalksonthebeach #beachwalk #summer
 
Looking forward to our first Movie Night of the year tomorrow Wednesday 10 January. Come and join us at the Davis Library for Pete's Dragon. The movie will begin at 6.30pm. Please feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks. Hope to see you all here.
 

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One of our favourite swim spots, Mosquito Point, is being given a spruce up after you voted for it as the best regional swim spot. #whanganui #swim #river #mosquito #point #visit #horizons One of our favourite swim spots, Mosquito Point, is being given a spruce up after you voted for it as the best regional swim spot. #whanganui #swim #river #mosquito #point #visit #horizons
 

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Following the wet weather we had late last week, we’ve been clearing up a few slips across the district. There is a slip blocking Junction Road, which is being cleared now. The road will be open this evening. A slip has also blocked Watershed Road which is being cleared and won’t be open until tomorrow. Thanks for your patience and take care on our roads.
 
“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” ― Marcus Tullius Cicero “A room without books is like a body without a soul.” ― Marcus Tullius Cicero
 

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History is being preserved here in Whanganui. Make sure you check out the new signage at the Durie Hill Elevator. It offers some great insight into the history of one of our top attractions. #whanganui #elevator #sign #history #visitwhanganui
 
Happy New Year everyone! We hope you have had a wonderful holiday break. We resume with our usual hours today, opening at 10am and closing at 4:30pm weekdays. Feel free to pop in and say hi and wander around our beautiful building. We are also available to discuss booking options with you - why not make your next event a memorable experience at the Whanganui War Memorial Centre?
 

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Happy New Year! Are you planning on coming to see the Sarjeant Gallery this January? (What a great idea!) Just know that we will not open until 11.30am this Friday 5 January, but we are open every other day of the week 10.30 - 4.30pm. Happy New Year! Are you planning on coming to see the Sarjeant Gallery this January? (What a great idea!) Just know that we will not open until 11.30am this Friday 5 January, but we are open every other day of the week 10.30 - 4.30pm.