It is with heavy hearts that we advise that the Central rooftop is no longer home to our bees and their hives. Council reluctantly had to make this decision due to the forthcoming extensive building works in Te Ngākau Civic Square which will probably extend across years rather than a few months due to earthquake… Continue reading Farewell to the library bees
Once again, bees are the most popular topic in our sustainability and the environment post this month! Advanced top bar beekeeping : next steps for the thinking beekeeper / Christy Hemenway. “Bee populations are plummeting worldwide. Colony Collapse Disorder poses a serious threat to many plants which rely on bees for pollination, including a significant… Continue reading Get the buzz on bees & the environment with these new books
They are here! You probably read about our new resident bees up on the rooftop of the Central Library. You can find the Dominion Post daily on PressReader free via our website here Here are a few “behind the scenes” photos we took as we brought the bees in. The bees arrived in the boot of a… Continue reading Bees at the Library!
“Charlie has this little sister Lola. It’s very easy for Charlie to make Lola jump. Lola says, ‘But I really want to make you jump, Charlie.’ And Charlie says, ‘Okay, Lola, but that will NEVER happen.’” This month, find out if Lola manages to scare Charlie, see how brave a little mouse called George can… Continue reading Chicks, buzzy bees, lazy Daisy, and Tiddler the story-telling fish
“Smart and punchy” new book ‘Disaster movies’ has four exclamation points in its title, so I’ve gone one better. Anne Billson unravels Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s magic and examines her antecedents and influences. ‘Getting Lost’ collects essays on the hit TV series from people such as science-fiction writer Adam-Troy Castro and paranormal-romance author MaryJanice Davidson.… Continue reading Meteors, viruses, killer bees and movies!!!!!
It’s National Poetry Day and our exciting poetry event is happening today at 1pm! See below for the event details, and you can find more information on our blog. Today’s fantastic featured poet is Janis Freegard. Enjoy, and we hope to see you in the library this afternoon! Honey It was manuka honey, the best… Continue reading It’s National Poetry Day!
Roll up your sleeves, make some cool decorations and show off! This month’s home garden and DIY features stylish designs that are easy to make and with wood and fabric. Also featured are gardening design ideas. Enjoy! Woodworking : traditional craft for modern living / Samina Langholz and Andrea Brugi ; with photography by Ditte Isager. “Using simple techniques,… Continue reading Roll up your sleeves! New home, garden and DIY books
Self-sufficiency and mindful purchasing highlight our choices for this month. Also featured is A Life Less Throwaway, a title focused on ‘mindful curation’ — encouraging you to carefully choose the items you bring into your life and celebrating what lasts. RetroSuburbia: The downshifter’s guide to a resilient future [paperback] “This 500 page manual shows how… Continue reading New books on sustainability and the environment
We are counting down to NZ Dance Week (5, 6, 7, 8… get it?) and are getting SO excited for what’s happening at Central Library that week, that librarians have been started tapping and jiving through the shelves! So in the lead up to Dancing Through The Pages we quizzed our upcoming performers about their favourite books and current reading habits! In order… Continue reading It’s NZ Dance Week Question Time!
A wide range of books for the homesteader and for all those passionate about our environment. The living jigsaw : the secret life in your garden / Val Bourne ; with a foreword by Chris Packham and photography by Marianne Majerus. “Val Bourne’s garden is living proof that cultivating a healthy ecosystem – what she… Continue reading New books on Sustainability and the environment featuring homesteading tips and tricks