eBooks can save your blushes!

According to the Daily Telegraph we use eBooks to save us from embarrassment. Apparently we like to to hide books we would rather not let other people see us reading within the electronic walls of an eReader or mobile device. For all anyone knows you are reading  How to Teach your Children Shakespeare when really…
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National Geographic goes electric

I always wanted to be a vet when I was a kid so I  loved National Geographic magazine. Then I grew up and met biochemistry and dissections at university and my dreams changed.  National Geographic continues to produce amazing material through the National Geographic Digital Archive which includes: National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-Current online access to all…
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Purge yourself of sinful sugar

As a librarian, I obviously get a great many resources sliding across my desk. All genres, mediums, types, categories and kinds, whatever, pass through my grubby little paws and are whipped out onto the shelves, or forwarded onto another library ... Some things DON'T attract my attention, such as Fifty Shades of Grey, Mills and…
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Fun galore with IceFest

If you’re looking for something to do with the kids these holidays (or just looking for something to do) then check out NZ IceFest. When I saw that the grand opening involved sled dogs pulling a tram, I decided this was a must for the Young Lad, so despite the familiar protest that 9:30 was too…
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The Girls at the Kingfisher Club

You probably know the story of the Twelve Dancing Princesses. Twelve sisters disappear at night and come back with worn out shoes — where have they gone? The father offers a reward for anyone who can solve the mystery. The mystery of The Girls at the Kingfisher Club has already been solved. A father, determined for…
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