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!!!!!
Craftfulness is the joy of making, and the benefits it brings to your wellbeing (borrow Craftfulness below to find out more!). If you’re in need of a project, have a browse below! Craftfulness : mend yourself by making things / Rosemary Davidson & Arzu Tahsin. “What is that unique feeling that goes hand-in-hand with making… Continue reading Craftfulness – The joy of making
Nurturing a village, the Natural Home, and Building the Cycling City head up our interesting line-up of books for this edition! Mountains to sea : solving New Zealand’s freshwater crisis / edited by Mike Joy. “The state of New Zealand’s freshwater has become an urgent public issue in recent years. From across the political spectrum,… Continue reading Recent books on Sustainability and the Environment
This month’s recent pick features great ideas for Christmas cooking, urban and contemporary gardening, and DIY guides. Enjoy! The natural home : tips, ideas & recipes for a sustainable life / Nissen, Wendyl “Wendyl Nissen shares her approach to living a balanced and sustainable life based on an old-fashioned model of growing and cooking your own food,… Continue reading All things Home, Garden and D.I.Y.
A new NZ book called Eco Home heads the list this time. It is ‘packed with practical and accessible information’ (book jacket), and is very well illustrated with beautiful pictures of NZ homes. Eco home : smart ideas for sustainable New Zealand homes / Williams, Melinda “Presents the modern home by moving from room to… Continue reading Sustainability and Environment Recent Picks
Recent selections from our collection by patrons include thrillers, science fiction, historical and contemporary fiction. Some reviews will make you wonder if your reading experience will be a little or a lot different. The Readers’ Choice selections are books nominated by people who want to pass on their reading experience to the library community. These selections are… Continue reading Reader’s choice: Engaging with fiction titles