Librarian Recommended Reads – Blackbird by Miloš : Music CD

BlackbirdGuitarist Miloš Karadaglić impresses with these wonderful arrangements of well-known Beatles songs.

He has collaborated with celebrated pop, jazz and classical artists, and recorded the album at the Abbey Road Studios where the Beatles recorded most of their music.

These fresh interpretations of familiar songs are by turns moody and uplifting.  A delight for everyone!

Click here to find Blackbird : the Beatles album.

Heard by Richard.

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Librarian Recommended Reads : The quiet spectacular by Laurence Fearnley

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Three strong female characters. One teen with an overbearing mother, one school librarian and one ex-business woman in mourning for her dead sister.

The characters are introduced in separate chapters in the beginning. So when they meet at the end you know how they will interact together. They meet in a wetlands sanctuary in a small town somewhere in New Zealand. The sanctuary is meaningful for them all.

Beautifully written — quietly spectacular. You’ll feel like you have met some new friends — all without leaving the house!

Click here to find a copy of The quiet spectacular.

Read by Lucy

 

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Librarian Recommended Reads – The Clarinotts : Music CD

The Clarinotts, release their self-titled major label debut.

The Clarinotts

The album features some of the most virtuosic music written for clarinet, arranged for two to three soloists and orchestra with piano – with repertoire ranging from Mendelssohn to Bonfá’s film music classic  “Manhã de Carnaval.”

Top notch selection, recording, and playing!

Click here to find Clarinotts in the library

Heard by Richard

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Recommended Graphic Novels: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Nimona is an unpredictable teenage shapeshifter with a dark side. Lord Ballister Blackheart has a next level grudge and a burning desire to serve up a hot plate of revenge to his former BFF and now arch nemesis, Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his bros at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics.

But soon their pranks escalate into a literal all-out battle which no one can come out of a winner. Unravelling Nimona’s shady past could be the key to saving not just the world but Nimona herself.

A read that tweens, teens, and adults can all enjoy. So much humour, magic, science, and wit, this story will make you LOL, but then it will make you awwww.

Read by Raschel

Find Nimona in our catalogue here

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What can I find in the 800s? – Foreign Literature

Another jewel that can be found in the 80os (Art and Literature) section of the library are books written in foreign languages.

Try reading Lord of the rings in French, The notebook in German, or perhaps Dante’s Inferno in Italian.

Click here for a reading list of Foreign Literature.

Recommended by Zandria.

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Recommended Graphic Novels: Sacred Heart by Liz Suburbia

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Sacred Heart by Liz Suburbia

Suburbia says she writes comics about dogs and punks, but Sacred Heart is a lot more than that. There are some kids acting like punks, some punks and a dog, but also some murders, some complicated relationships, a distinct absence of parents, and a really bad feeling.

Ben’s sister keeps disappearing, her crush isn’t into her, and now her feelings for her best friend Mahoney might be veering into something else. She hates where she lives, everything is trashed, but band nights are cool. Then there are the dead bodies, and the psychic girls predicting the apocalypse, and the things Ben wants, she can’t seem to get.

Sacred Heart is funny and really cool, but also kind of ominous with a twist ending that really jumps up and smacks you.

Read by: Raschel

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What can I find in the 800s? – Letters & Journals

Historians found rich pickings in the correspondence of the past, be it from the famous to the ordinary foot soldier.  Explore the letters and journals of yesteryear.

Click here to view a Correspondence reading list.

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