November : a month to become ‘aware’

Cover of Knit your own moustacheNovember looks like being a big month for becoming aware!

First up is of course Movember, raising awareness and fundraising for men’s health. If you struggle with creating a prickly visage, then maybe you could knit your own with Knit your own moustache.

Next up is World Diabetes Day on November 14.  366 Million people in the world live with diabetes, and 225,000 of those are in New Zealand.  The library has plenty of information to help with managing diabetes including  cookbooks, health advice and links to digital material.

Antibiotic Awareness Week from the 18 to 24 November is one I haven’t heard of before, but the World Health Organisation has declared antibiotic resistance “one of the greatest threats to human health today”. The aim of the week is to deepen our understanding of antibiotics and  to stop their misuse and overuse. This is a subject that more people are becoming concerned about and there is certainly a good amount of material in the library to keep you up to date.

Last but not least is White Ribbon Day on November 25. The aim of this day is to end all male violence against women and perhaps the most recent and shocking example of this is the story of Malala. You can read her story in I am Malala: The girl who wanted to go to school.

Nature Play Park: Picturing Canterbury

There is a new park in town on Hereford Street – Nature Play Park – Papatākaro Ao Tūroa.  This Department of Conservation has established the garden is a partnership project with Greening the Rubble Trust and it has been supported and sponsored by other businesses and organisations.

As part of FESTA Festival of Transitional Architecture, there was face painting, weta handling and more at the park on Saturday 26 October 2013.

Nature Play ParkWeta handling at Nature Play Park

Photo hunt entryChristchurch Photo Hunt

Do you have your own cool images to share?

Enter the Christchurch Photo Hunt. You could win a tablet or one of three e-readers.

Submit your photos by 5pm 17 November.