New Teen Reads
Lots of good books coming into Waipukurau and Waipawa for the teens at the moment. Try: 3 Willows by Ann Brashares This is the Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants author and my 15 year old has just finished the new book and enjoyed it. The book centers around Polly, Jo and Ama and their new sisterhood. Published by Random House - you can check it out here. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E....
Sookie Stackhouse in the Southern Vampire series
If you are a Sherrilyn Kenyon, Christine Feehan, Hannah Howell, or even a Janet Evanovich fan then Charlaine Harris’s Southern Vampire series is for you. In reading order they are: Dead until DarkLiving Dead in DallasClub DeadDead to the WorldDead as a DoornailDefinitely DeadAll Together DeadFrom Dead to Worse One of our regular borrowers noticed we had no’s 5,6,7 & 8 in the...
What's happening in March in CHB
Sea, Sky & Bush Walk -7th,8th & 9th March. These are guided walks over private land not usually accessible to the public. Check out the official website here. You can walk the three days or just pick one. A fantastic opportunity to see the most beautiful parts of Central Hawke’s Bay. You can get some background by going to the catalogue and doing a quick search for Central Hawkes...
Good news on the Copyright front
S92A has been suspended until 29 March, so there can be some more review. Prime Minister John Key announced at a post-cabinet press conference today - Monday 23rd that implementation of the controversial clause of the copyright legislation was to be delayed.
Why the Blackout?
Copyright (New Technologies) Amendment Act 2008Why black? To join the New Zealand Internet blackout protest against the copyright law above. From February 28, 2009 under Section 92A internet users accounts can be terminated as a result of UNPROVEN accusations of piracy. This has marked implications for public libraries, schools and businesses. Your Internet access can be cut off if you are...
Science Fiction Picks
For all you purists out there here is some new titles we have just got into the library. Head to the Sci Fi and Fantasy section at the libraries and look for the planet sticker on the spine rather than the dragon sticker. It is interesting that the Fantasy genre has become huge but we are not being offered so many Science Fiction titles. So what’s the difference between Sci Fi and Fantasy?...