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.

Pick up a Correspondence reading list next time you’re in the library.

Recommended by Zandria.800s _ What can I find - Correspondence

 

 

 

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Recommended Graphic Novels: The Motherless Oven by Rob Davis

The Motherless Oven

The Motherless Oven

Pretty much everyone who reads this seems to finish it wondering what they just read. That’s because Davis has managed something totally original and totally outside the limits of reality, but in a good way.

In this universe, children make their parents out of household appliances and trash, it rains knives, and instead of a birthday, you get a death day. Scarper Lee’s death day is approaching, and his father has disappeared. He sets off to find him, accompanied by the cool girl and the weird guy. The police are after them, and Scarper’s time is running out.

The best way to read this is just to go with it and be prepared for something you don’t expect on almost every page.

Read by: Raschel

Find The Motherless Oven in our catalogue here

 

 

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What can I find in the 800s? – Humour & Wit

Sometimes in the rush to find a “good novel” for the weekend, one can overlook the treasures shelved in the 800 section.

The children’s joke books are flying off the shelves for the school holidays, and there’s something for Mums and Dads too with a definite adult flavour.  Here’s a small sample of what’s available to tickle your funny bone.

Pick up a Humour & Wit reading list next time you’re in the library to find more comedy gold.

Recommended by Zandria.

800s _ What can I find - Humour & Wit

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Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori 2016

Ākina te reo – Behind you all the way

Ko te kaupapa i tēnei tau ko Ākina te reo – Behind you all the way, ko te tautoko i te tangata mā te reo Māori, hei whakahihiko, hei hikihiki i ngā tāngata katoa – mā te reo Māori, tīmata ana i te whakataetae Taumāhekeheke o te Ao me ētahi atu kaupapa hākinakina rongonui puta noa i te tau.

The theme for this year is Ākina te reo – Behind you all the way, which is about using te reo Māori to support people, to inspire and to cheer on, starting with the Olympic Games and other popular sports codes and events that occur throughout the year.

Our Māori staff have created a booklet for Māori Language Week.  It is available free of charge at the issues counter and children’s service counter.  Enter our Olympic Games competition in the booklet and be in to win!

Mauria mai tōu puka whakauru ki te wāhi tamariki.

Whakataetae hakinakina

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Librarian Recommended Read – Coming Rain by Stephen Daisley

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Stephen Daisley was a musterer and a shearer – now an award winning author (first Ockham Award winner 2016).  Poetic and prosaic.  There is hard graft, dust, dirt and dingoes.  And love.

This is one hell of a yarn.  It deserves every award it’s received.

Read by Lucy

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Recommended Graphic Novels: This one summer by Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki

This one summer

This one summer

Both Rose and Windy’s families spend their summers at Awago beach and the girls are summer friends. Rose is a bit older than Windy, and this summer things are changing for her. Her dad is super embarrassing as usual, but something major is going on with her mum and her parents are fighting all the time until her dad flat out leaves and goes back home. Meanwhile she and Windy are consumed by horror movies, changing bodies, and the dramas of the local teens – especially a girl who might be pregnant and her boyfriend – who Rose kinda likes.

This summer is going to be one that changes everything.

 

The art in this award winning graphic novel is gorgeous and feels like summer at the beach on the page. Suitable for all ages, This one summer will haunt you like a summer breeze.

Read by: Raschel

Find This one summer in our catalogue here

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Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday – Opening Hours 2016

Queen's Birthday

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