Reader’s choice: Engaging with fiction titles

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

Roll up your sleeves! New home, garden and DIY books

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

New books on sustainability and the environment

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

It’s NZ Dance Week Question Time!

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!

New books on Sustainability and the environment featuring homesteading tips and tricks

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

Trendy embroidery to inspire you! New craft books

We hope you find inspiration and charming ideas in the latest craft books we have selected for you. Happy crafting! Embroidery : a maker’s guide / illustrations by Eleanor Crow ; project editing, Faye Robson.“Embroidery: A Maker’s Guide contains fifteen beautiful step- by- step projects for crafters at all levels. Each one takes its cue… Continue reading Trendy embroidery to inspire you! New craft books

Celebrating Hanukkah

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!