Author: Daniel Straman

Niue Language Week

Don’t forget that it is Faahi Tapu he Vagahau Niue this week – also known as Niue Language Week.

This year’s theme is Kia Tupuolaola e Moui he Tagata Niue which translates as May the Tagata Niue Thrive.

Kia tupuolaola e moui he Tagata Niue reminds us of the importance of our Pacific languages and cultures. It also reminds us how they contribute to spiritual, emotional, physical and social wellness for prosperity and wealth in the home, community and nation.

Want to know more? We have resources here at the City Library and have also found more at the National Library here.

Celebrate and connect online by visiting the official Facebook page here.

If you’d like a short introduction to the Niuean language then check out our language card PDF below. View it online or download it to your device.

Nonofo ā mutolu kia

Did you know? Bibliosmia

The smell of a good book

“The best sense about a wonderful book is that sensation of bibliosmia.”

As defined in the Macmillan Dictionary, though as yet not an official entry in the Oxford English Dictionary. That magnificent smell you get from a book. Whether it is new or old, if you love the smell – that’s bibliosmia!

Photo by Siora Photography on Unsplash

Mango Languages

Time to learn something new – why not learn a new language?

Mango use an engaging interface and interactive tools to deliver conversational skills and valuable cultural information, with memory-building exercises to help remember a new language. And it’s fun and free with your library card!

Start here and sign up, ya mangy cur! 🏴‍☠️ Yarrr!

Also look for the mobile app in the Apple or Android app stores.

City Library mobile app

hand holding mobile phone with city library app on screen

Explore the library and manage your account. Search the catalogue for items to borrow and reserve. View and renew items you have checked out. Access e-books and other online resources. Read the latest library news and check upcoming events.

Search for Palmerston North City Library in your app store. Available for Apple and Android devices.

Get your learning on!

The Great Courses bring you the best in online education with videos and lectures by the world’s greatest professors.

Available from the Kanopy streaming service, FREE with your library membership.

If you already use Kanopy then you’ll be pleased to know the Great Courses do not count towards your viewing credits.

And if you don’t use Kanopy, you probably don’t know that you have access to over 30,000 amazing movies for FREE! What are you waiting for?!?!

Click here and enjoy learning…