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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Big Library Read – The Girl with the Red Balloon 1-15 October

No Holds, No Waitlist for Historical Fantasy eBook as Christchurch City Libraries Joins Largest Digital Book Club You can enjoy Katherine Locke’s The Girl with the Red Balloon eBook for two weeks with no waitlist. Christchurch City Libraries' members can join thousands of readers worldwide in the largest global digital book club, Big Library Read…
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