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About HB Williams Memorial Library Staff

The HB Williams Memorial Library includes five community libraries and supports the multi-cultural community of Gisborne and the East Coast of New Zealand.

Vote for Bird of the Year 2019

Vote now for bird of the year   Other Resources: Native New Zealand Birds, link to our Library Catalogue Te Ara Black Robin https://teara.govt.nz/en/photograph/12593/chatham-island-black-robin Chatham Islands Black Robin – Department of Conservation https://www.doc.govt.nz/nature/native-animals/birds/birds-a-z/black-robin/

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Librarian Recommended Read – No man’s land by David Baldacci

Military Investigator John Puller’s mother Jackie disappeared 30 years ago. Despite an intensive search and investigation her body was never found and no one was ever charged with her murder..  New information has since come to light whereby Puller’s highly … Continue reading

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Librarian Recommended Teen Reads – Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

Finn and Sean are brothers with a dead father and an abandoning mother and a lot of issues. Sean has given up on his dream to take care of Finn, and Finn is the town weirdo; Moonface, Sidetrack, he makes … Continue reading

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Staff Pick – Gisborne writers & performers

Gisborne has produced some great authors and performers, and there’s no doubt there will be more in the years to come. We’ve got books, compact discs, DVDs, talking books and large print readers for your perusal. Writer Witi Ihimaera’s book Bulibasha has … Continue reading

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Librarian Recommended Graphic Novels: Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol

Anya is an immigrant, embarrassed by her family and her culture, she doesn’t like the way she looks or her body shape, and she doesn’t fit in at school. When she falls into an abandoned well one way while bunking … Continue reading

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Staff Pick – Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg : DVD

The DVD of David McVicar’s Glyndebourne production of Wagner’s evergreen favourite. With the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Glyndebourne Chorus. The town goldsmith announces that the winner of the Midsummer’s Day song contest will win his daughter, but must also … Continue reading

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Recommended YA Reads – The haters by Jesse Andrews

Corey and Wes are a couple of dork guys stranded at Jazz Camp for summer where they soon realise 1. the deep mediocrity of their own talents and 2. Jazz Camp is full of douches – apart from Ash – … Continue reading

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Librarian Recommended Reads – The last mile by David Baldacci

Convicted murderer Melvin Mars is counting down the last hours before his execution–for the violent killing of his parents twenty years earlier–when he’s granted an unexpected reprieve. Another man has confessed to the crime. Amos Decker, newly hired on an … Continue reading

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Librarian Recommended Teen Reads: The Sidekicks by Will Kostakis

Isaac was the one common denominator that Ryan, Harley, and Miles had in common, and now he’s dead, leaving them individually and collectively messed up. Isaac was the cool and popular one, the others labelled sporty, nerdy, and rebellious, but … Continue reading

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Librarian Recommended Reads – Blackbird by Miloš : Music CD

Guitarist 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 … Continue reading

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