Listen to Travel Writer Tomislav Perko at the Central Library

A few weeks ago, we had a great pleasure to host Tomislav Perko’s inspiring talk at the Central Library. We had an amazing crowd who listened to Tom’s every word, watched his cool videos and asked many many questions.

For those who missed this fun and informative event, we are grateful to Tom’s amazing generosity to allow us to share the visual presentation (the slides below and his VIDEO) and the SOUND RECORDING OF THE EVENING.

Originally from Croatia, Tomislav Perko left a career as a stockbroker in the aftermath of the financial crisis, and decided to follow his dream to travel the world.

100 days of spring coverHe hitchhiked, slept in parks, volunteered, played the guitar on the street, worked odd jobs, sailed across the Indian ocean on a 13-meter boat, hung out with Maasai warriors in Kenya and shamans in the Amazon jungle. Five years later, he published a book “1000 Days of Spring” and continues travelling to talk about his adventures. Having recently arrived in New Zealand, we were happy to welcome Tomislav to the Central Library where he shared his amazing experience with a captive audience.  Whether you are thinking of setting off on an adventure of your own or just enjoy listening and reading about other people’s, this presentation is sure to inspire.

 

Listen to NZ musician Tama Waipara on our radio show podcast!

Wellington City Libraries has a monthly radio show on Radio Access. For a recent show (27th November, 4.00 – 4.30) we interviewed Tama Waipara, singer/songwriter behind the 2009 release ‘Sir Plus and the Requirements,’ – a beautifully realised concept album rich in pop hooks and delicous arrangements.

Listen to the Tama Waipara interview here

Tama talks generously about his inspirations, lyrics and songs and the 35 minute interview includes 6 songs from his 3 albums so far.
Below are the albums featured in the show:

TAMA2Sir+Plus and the Requirements

2331191Triumph of time

10321441Leaving Paradise

Snake and Lizard

Book coverNow you can view and listen to stories from New Zealand and around the world on your computer in the comfort of your own home! Snake and Lizard, by Joy Cowley and illustrated by Gavin Bishop – a finalist in the Junior Fiction category of the 2008 NZ Post Book Awards – is the latest addition to our Kids’ Downloads page. Head over to our Kids’ Downloads page to listen to selected chapters from Snake and Lizard, read by Thomas La Hood.