Have you noticed the beautiful quilt on the wall on the Mezzanine floor? This quilt is made by Pam Eastcott who has made every quilt we have had in our library in the last few years – they have all been very impressive!
These quilts take an interesting journey to get in our library. They are dropped off at the Roslyn Library and then placed carefully in a book bin. They are then brought into the Central Library via our library courier where staff member Robyn arranges to get them hung up on display – I guess you can say it’s a real team effort!
This quilt is made up of lots of vibrant Kaffe Fassett prints Pam has collected or been given over the years.
Many people have admired this quilt while we have had it this month, as with all her other quilts. Thanks Pam, you do a fabulous job and we all look forward to seeing what we get next!
This week are we celebrating Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. Radio New Zealand shared a great story about Te reo Māori growth being boosted by apps. It talks about how more people are learning and using Te Reo Māori thanks to social media, websites and apps. Such a great thing, why rely on traditional lessons?
This article has a great list of useful apps including:
We were closed for the first day of Delta Level 2, Wednesday 8th September, but that didn’t mean we had the day off. We were kept busy with so many items being returned and over 600 items on our request list. We found almost all of them – only 45 left on the list at the end of the day!😁
Did you know that during lockdown you can access Ancestry from home? So, why don’t you spend some time growing your family tree. Just log into the City Library website with your library number and find the ancestry link at https://citylibrary.pncc.govt.nz/explore/heritage.
This is a special service offered by Ancestry for limited period of time.
I love looking through recipe books and the food magazines. In our library I can not seem to walk past the trolley of food books without stopping to have a ‘quick’ look through. Who doesn’t like food? Sadly with our library closed at the moment I don’t have access to the great book selection on our food shelves. One solution is looking at the great selection of magazines on Pressreader.
Another idea is to dig out my well used recipe books. Check out my Edmonds cookbook. I can proudly say all pages are there and are in order, they just don’t look very pretty anymore. Though it makes it easy to find what recipes are good: they are the dirty pages!
Local writers come together for the “Versions” project. A single prompt and a wide array of versions from that.
As part of the Palmerston North City Library’s focus on Kupu, and aligned with the submissions call for writers and other creatives for the library’s upcoming publication Versions Tuarua, we’re running online sessions with a focus on the writing craft.
Setting: how setting can make your writing rich and immersive. An interactive session with time for questions and answers.
Its lockdown again and we are all experiencing life a little bit differently. Manawatū Heritage is looking for content that you have created showing life as it is in your bubble in 2021. Go to https://manawatuheritage.pncc.govt.nz/ and you can upload your movies, photos, audio, etc, yourself, or send it to the Heritage team with a few details and we can upload it for you email@example.com Come on, lets make history together!