Congratulations to Anthonie Tonnon, who has won the 2022 Taite Music Prize for his album Leave Love Out Of This. He told RNZ that the album “is about being part of the first generation growing up in the economic experiment New Zealand launched into during the 1980s”.
Here’s a salute to one of acting’s greats, Ray Liotta, who has just passed away. Establishing himself as one to watch with his role in Something Wild, he went on to absolutely huge roles in Field of Dreams and Goodfellas. But he was just as likely to appear in a Spongebob Squarepants movie, or indeed, to voice a character in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
Perhaps one of his best roles was in the video for Ed Sheeran & Rudimental’s song Bloodstream. The depth of emotion he brought to this, solely through physical acting, was truly impressive.
We have a fantastic digital resource if you are looking for some story options for kids. It is the Story Box Library. You have free use of this resource with your library card, and you can find access to from our website under the Collections tab.
Did you know the Palmerston North City Library has a manga collection?
Manga is a specifically Japanese form of graphic novel, with several subgenres. Manga books read in Japanese format, ie. right to left rather than left to right. It’s a buzz! You’ll find them mostly in the Young Adult area, although some titles are in Adult Graphic Novels.
Many of these books have been made into serialised shows, or movies, or else have been adapted from shows. See: Sailor Moon; Alita, Battle Angel; Cowboy Bebop, and more.
The bulk of the Manga collection is spread between the Central Library and the Youth Space, but these books can be brought in to any branch just like other books. Simply talk to your local librarian if you’d like to see more!
Due to the episodic nature of most Manga, the series can get very large, some with more than one hundred titles. As a public library with limited space, it’s not always possible for us to hold all the titles at one time. And every so often, something will go out of print, so we aren’t able to replace a lost title. But we do our best to keep the collections up-to-date so you can enjoy them! You can reserve copies from any of our branch libraries.
If there’s a series you’d like to see that we don’t have, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll see what we can do.
20 May 2022 – The City Library is now upgrading the public computer booking system in the Community Libraries on Monday 23 May. We’ve planned the update to happen before the Community Libraries open at 2pm on Monday.
There is a small chance of disruptions on Monday afternoon to Tuesday when using computers, but most of this mahi is being done externally and outside of our opening hours to ensure a smooth experience for you.
Our team are happy to help you as they can. Wi-Fi will be unaffected.
The update has already been completed at Central Library and Youth Space.
A google review for this book says it is a ‘wacky, violent’ and thrilling book to which one of our library staff members agrees whole heartedly. The sarcastic humor in this book will make you laugh out loud, with the quirky unforgettable characters to the fast pace plot you wont be able to put the book down.
Exciting news! Our popular Off the Page series, featuring some of New Zealand’s best writers, is returning to the library after being paused due to Covid-19. The series includes talks, readings, discussions and workshops from and for writers. Past guests have included Bill Manhire, Patricia Grace, Owen Marshall, Karlo Mila and Vincent O’Sullivan.