Monthly Archives: July 2012

Maeve Binchy dies aged 72.

Best-selling Irish author Maeve Binchy has died aged 72 after a short illness. The bestselling author has sold more than 40 million books, and has been translated into 37 languages. Born in a small village on the outskirts of Dublin, … Continue reading

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Book of the Week 30th July – 5th August

The Child Thief  by Dan Smith December 1930, Western Ukraine. Luka is a veteran of the First World War and the Russian Civil War. All he wants now is a quiet life with his wife, twin sons and young daughter. … Continue reading

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The Search for Anne Perry by Joanne Drayton

I’ve watched the movie and had heard of the author Anne Perry, but have never really made the connections. With her infamous criminal history here in New Zealand I’d imagine this biography will make for interesting reading………. In 1994, director … Continue reading

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Story of New Zealand Place Names – Opotiki

Find out more about New Zealand place names in this gem of a little book :                        The Story of New Zealand Place Names 

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Book of the Week July 23rd – July 30th July 2012

Lord of Slaughter  by M.D Lauchlan On a battlefield strewn with corpses, a ragged figure, dressed in wolfskin and intent on death, slips past the guards into the tent of the Emperor and draws his sword. The terrified citizens of … Continue reading

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The self service library, proving popular in Beijing…

Self-service libraries are becoming increasingly popular with Beijing residents, with 50 having sprung up across the city over the past year and 100 more are expected to open in the coming months. The 24-hour service allows readers to choose from … Continue reading

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What we’re Reading (or watching) – Mad Ballroom

  We have this fantastic DVD available for you to borrow here at the Library. A documentary film, Mad Hot Ballroom follows three elementary schools in New York train in five ballroom dance categories, with 6 couples  chosen from each school … Continue reading

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