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Library debuts Click-and-Collect service

Need something to read, and can’t make it into a library? Try the new Click-and-Collect service from Martinborough Library! Our service is modeled on those many big retailers offer to speed up your shopping trip, but with two great options to best serve all our customers: 

  • You Choose: Reserve the items you want from our online catalogue and a pick-up time, and we’ll have a bag of your chosen books waiting for you at the front door. 
  • We Choose: Can’t access the online catalogue, or just tired of picking your books? Use the We Choose option and we’ll select the titles for you.

For more information, visit wls.org.nz/clickandcollect, give us a call, or drop by the library today.

Celebrate Waitangi Day with two new exciting nonfiction reads:

Kia Whakanuia te Whenua: People Place Landscape, ed. by Carolyn Hill. This Maori-led collection of visual essays, papers, poetry, and polemics aims to challenge the way we think about the environment in a changing world. With bold new approaches to land use, city planning, and the identity of landscape, this vital anthology aims to shake off our complacency and encourage us to truly listen to the land of Aotearoa.

First Encounters: New Zealand 1642-1840, ed. by Gordon Ell and Sarah Ell. The final book from noted NZ author Gordon Ell, assembled with the help of his daughter, the writer Saraha Ell, is a fascinating and very readable sample of the first written impressions of Europeans arriving in Aotearoa. These journals filled with wonder, curiosity, and painful misunderstandings provide an invaluable witness to history. 

Evening Book Club meets online from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday 2 March to discuss Klara and the Sun, the latest novel by Nobel Laureate Kazuo Ishiguro. To sign up and reserve your library copy of the book, please email Reading Champion Dan Keane at dan@wls.org.nz.

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