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!!!!!
Hanukkah begins tonight! To celebrate, here are some Hanukkah picture books to share with the family, and we couldn’t resist including some delicious recipes at the very bottom of this post! Also, just because these are wonderful, have a listen to these music videos from Yeshiva University’s Maccabeats – enjoy! And Happy Hanukkah!
Cicero once said that if you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. And while he probably didn’t expect that library to include eBooks, he’d be happy to know that Robert Harris’ acclaimed ‘Cicero’ trilogy is now a part of it. Joining Harris’ work are a range of other great titles,… Continue reading All you need now is a garden: New eBooks
Welcome to the Fiction Newsletter. Another month has passed and summer is approaching. Long lazy days are ahead and there’s plenty of time for some wonderful hours of reading pleasure. This month’s selection of new material across all genres offers many exciting works from well-known and new writers. In our ‘Other Genres’ category translated novels… Continue reading Get ready for summer with our Fiction picks this month
Translated novels feature in this month’s selection of ‘Other Genres’ fiction. With some wonderful novels, translated from Swedish, Mandarin, Norwegian, Japanese, Spanish, French, Turkish and Hungarian, many hours of reading pleasure are guaranteed. Nevada days / Bernardo Atxaga ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa. “A fictionalised account of the author’s nine months’… Continue reading Read around the globe: New translated fiction
With its sourdough bread, fresh honey and Pu’er tea, this month’s new eBook fiction from Overdrive has a definite culinary theme. Of course food is never just food: it can be a symbol of familial love, culture, or, in Maja Lunde’s The History of Bees, a warning of what’s to come. So head over to… Continue reading Delectable new Overdrive fiction
Spring is here at long last and that means it’s time to Bee Aware! Did you know that without bee pollination we’d have no apples, blueberries, coffee, chocolate or even jeans? These are all foods and products pollinated by busy little bees and now they need our help. Not only do bees produce a wonderful, natural… Continue reading September is Bee Aware Month