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
It’s National Poetry Day and our exciting poetry event is happening today at 1pm! See below for the event details, and you can find more information on our blog. Today’s fantastic featured poet is Janis Freegard. Enjoy, and we hope to see you in the library this afternoon! Honey It was manuka honey, the best… Continue reading It’s National Poetry Day!
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
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
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!
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
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
New titles in French and German now available – just in time for summer! Rhapsodie française : roman / Antoine Laurain. “Antoine Laurain’s new novel combines his trademark charm with a satirical take on modern France. Middle-aged doctor Alain Massoulier has received a life-changing letter–thirty-three years too late. Lost in the Paris postal system for… Continue reading New Foreign Language books
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!