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!!!!!
Our sustainability books this month are amazing and they ranging from a great variety. In Off the Grid check houses that are self-sustaining; Inconspicuous consumption : the environmental impact you don’t know you have helps the reader to make better decisions for the future of the world; you can also learn how to take better care of… Continue reading Sustainability and the environment
2019 has been a year of big changes for us here at Wellington City Libraries. Our first library in the CBD network following Central’s closure opened up in Manners Street in June and it’s been all a-go. The team here at Arapaki Manners Library thought the best way to reflect on our crazy year would… Continue reading Goals, resolutions, and learning at Arapaki in 2020
Another book about de-cluttering your home, and your life! And other books, with topics from cleaning to bee-keeping to zen-living… Field guide to urban gardening : how to grow plants, no matter where you live / Espiritu, Kevin “Urban gardening is a broad but up-trending category that offers many solutions for space-challenged gardeners. As it… Continue reading Enjoy our latest home, garden and DIY picks
Are you looking for something fun and creative to do with your tamariki during the school holidays? Your local libraries and community centres have you covered from 28 September — 13 October with a wide range of free activities and events to engage, delight and inspire children and their families. From beeswax wraps to creative writing… Continue reading Get creative at your library these October holidays!
This month our new fiction selection offers humour and tragedy with authors that craft tales to confront and amuse. Travelling to new lives, the characters of Christy Lefteri and polyglot Pajtim Statovci reveal two very different tales of escape from Syria in The Beekeeper of Aleppo and European peregrinations in Crossings as politics and violence carve… Continue reading New fictional excursions