Scusi, parla italiano?

First off, I do not speak Italian (so please excuse my attempt), although I do love listening to people speak Italian. If you do speak Italian and would like to read some eBooks, eMagazines or newspapers check out these great offerings. Ti piacerebbe leggere un giornale? (Would you like to read a newspaper?) Pressreader …
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Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Treaty of Waitangi The BWB Treaty of Waitangi Collection is a rich online resource for Waitangi Day. This digital collection gives users access to a range of landmark resources on the history of the Treaty and its ongoing relevance today. This collection is your first stop for any research on the Treaty of Waitangi.The Treaty…
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Christmas home movies

This Christmas millions of people will be making some kind of home video of their own Christmas festivities. On Access Video I found these snippets of home movies from the 1950s and 1960s, including a group of German children making Christmas cookies. Christmas Home Movies A collection of snippets of Christmas home movies from Access…
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Summer eReads – Escapism

Summer holidays is about having some me time, wherever you spend them. Sitting back and relaxing with a book, a bit of escapism - and what better than some easy reading novels, like a trashy romance, or a mystery or thriller you can't put down. Here's an interesting fact: Romance is our most popular genre…
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Hidden Gems – Fugazi

After digging deep in the library catalogue, I found a couple of great things on one of my favourite bands, Fugazi. Fugazi is an American punk rock band from Washington D.C. that formed in 1987. The band consists of guitarists and vocalists Ian MacKaye and Guy Picciotto, bassist Joe Lally and drummer Brendan Canty. Fugazi…
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Off with her head!

I recently read an article about Marie Antoinette's jewels been auctioned, which got me thinking about how far back our newspaper archives go and I thought try Proquest Historical Newspapers which has The Guardian (1821-2003), The Observer (1791-2003); Irish Times (1859-2010); Weekly Irish Times (1876-1958). So I simply put in "Marie Antoinette" in the search…
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Just for Kids

Not Just for kids, it could also be for nostalgic adults, especially if you were a fan of The Electric Company or Sesame Street. I fondly remember the start of The Electric Company theme tune "Hey you Guuyyys!" I was also a huge Count von Count fan.(Possibly due to the NZ band Head like a…
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