Thanks to one of our library members from the Awapuni Library for the following book recommendation.
G. M. Malliet intrigued readers with Wicked Autumn, the first mystery featuring her captivating lead character, Max Tudor, and the little English village of Nether Monkslip.
In A Fatal Winter, Max – Anglican priest, former MI5 agent and village heartthrob – investigates two unusual deaths at Chedrow Castle. His investigation is complicated by the arrival of a rather ghastly group of long-lost, greedy relatives, any one of whom has a motive for murder. With a fast-paced plot, vividly written characters and a good-looking priest doing the sleuthing, the books in this series are likely to become instant classics for those who enjoy the murder-mystery genre.
If your New Years resolution was to learn a new language this year but you haven’t started yet don’t worry, we can help you! Not only do we have books in our libraries to help you learn a language but we also have access to some great digital resources such as Mango Languages to help you. You can get free access to Mango Languages with your library card.
There are many languages to choose from on Mango Languages, from Arabic to Yiddish, with a few fun ones in between like Pirate and Shakespearean English.
You can also find Mango Languages on the app store, or google play store.
LinkedIn Learning for Library is a great digital resource you can use for free with your library card, so you do not need a LinkedIn profile. There are heaps of learning opportunities from learning how to use and understand Microsoft Office products, customer service techniques or even creative things like how to do animations.
There is a link on our website or you can download the LinkedIn Learning app. After you download it from your app store, click on Sign in, then click on Sign in with your library card to log in through our Library.
You’ll be prompted to enter our Library’s ID, and then your library card number and pin. Note: the Library ID is at the end of the LinkedIn Learning invitation link, and is palmerstonnorthcitylibrary (lower case and one word).
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.
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.
This recommendation is from a library staff member.
I finished reading The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn over Anzac weekend. An amazing story based on the true story of Mila Pavlichenko, who was a history student in the Ukraine when the second world war broke out and then became one of the best snipers in the Russian Army. I always know if I have found a good book if I end up googling for more information which is exactly what I did for Mila Pavlichenko. Kate Quinn did an excellent job telling her story.
It was kind of weird reading this book knowing what is happening in Ukraine at the moment. I personally do not know much history in regards to Ukraine, but from reading this book it seems like there has been a long complicated history, one I will definitely be looking into further. The history of the country isn’t the main part of the story but I just found it interesting because of what is happening at the moment.
This book is currently on our New Book display but we have a few copies of it, and even a copy in large print. I got my copy as an eBook through Libby.
Thanks to the Awapuni Library for this review on The Dinosaur that Pooped a Rainbow by Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter.
Danny sees a rainbow, Dino sees it too! So many pretty colours, They can name them all, can you?
When Danny and his friend Dino see a beautiful rainbow in the sky, they name each of the colours they can see. When they finish they realise that there is one important colour missing. Only Dino the Dinosaur can help correct it!!
A great book about colours for young children with lovely illustrations and part of The Dinosaur That Pooped series.
Each year around Anzac Day we display our special Anzac quilt. This quilt was made from hours of work from Council staff and the Palmerston North community in 2015.
The poppies came about from a request from the Waiouru Army Museum to create a display commemorating the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War 1. Due to the amazing response they got there was a surplus so all of poppies made by Palmerston North residents were retained by the Central Library in order to make the amazing quilt.
Amongst the red poppies there is also a white poppy to commemorate the fallen Asian soldiers and a purple one for the animals who died during the war. The Turkish flag is also included as they are kindly watching over the graves of our fallen soldiers.