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!!!!!
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
Creatures are featured in this month’s blog! Especially Chickens and Bees… And a beautiful book of tiny shelters ends our selection. Backyard chickens : how to keep happy hens / Dave Ingham. “A henkeeping companion to the bestselling Backyard Bees, covering everything you need to know about keeping chickens even in urban areas.” (Syndetics summary)… Continue reading Recent books on sustainability and the environment
Did you know that dragonflies have been around for 300 million years or that our native snail, the Powelliphanta, can live for up to 20 years? What do you know about bugs and other creepy crawlies? Love them or hate them bugs are fascinating! In fact at Wellington City Libraries we think bugs are so awesome… Continue reading April school holiday fun!
Two ‘how-to’ books on permaculture begin this post, and we end with a book about the heroes working today to mitigate climate change, to secure a sustainable future for us and for our children. The permaculture promise : what permaculture is and how it can help us reverse climate change, build a more resilient future… Continue reading Recent books on sustainability and the environment
Our first book this time is in two parts – the Mega City set of problems, and the second part a Garden City set of solutions. This is followed by the Bridget Williams Books published text Three cities, by Rod Oram. Garden city, mega city : rethinking cities for the age of global warming /… Continue reading Recent books on sustainability and the environment
Every now and then we receive a ”bumper crop” of good books – so many that you will be hard-pressed to choose between them. October has been such a month. Goodies which came through our doors include Queen Bees – a study of the new breed of society hostesses which emerged in Britain between the… Continue reading October’s bumper crop – Recent Biography picks
September is Bee Aware Month and Wellington City Libraries is excited to announce a very special project that will bring a buzz to Civic Square. We wanted to do our bit to help the bee population and the invaluable work those little insects do to contribute to our food chain. The large empty space on our rooftop seemed like an obvious place… Continue reading There is a buzz at the Central Library