Category Archives: HB Williams Memorial Library

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 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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Librarian Recommended Reads : The quiet spectacular by Laurence Fearnley

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 … Continue reading

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