East Side Book Club
A group of friends, some who know each other (and some who as yet don’t) are getting together tonight for our first book club meeting. We’re doing this on a budget. We’re not joining an organisation - so we’re not all reading the same book. We’re not buying books specifically for the club either, as some other groups do. We going to pick from our own shelves books we...
I love inscriptions on flyleaves and notes in margins, I like the comradely...– Helene Hanff, from 84, Charing Cross Road (via lotusohm)
Online initiative opens ancient texts to world NZ... →
International help sought for Canterbury rebuild /... →
Donate your earthquake story to CHCH CIty Library →
The Good Word Book Debate →
*The stars of popular TVNZ 7 book series The Good Word debate the future of the book in front of a live audience at Auckland’s beautiful St Matthew-in-the-City church.*
Small town software has fans in high places / NZ... →
Banned books week 2010: the top 10 most challenged... →
New appointments to NZ Film Commission board →
TWIL #22: Michael Edson (Smithsonian Institution) →
Christchurch Eco Market →
The Eco Market is having it’s grand opening on 31 October at the Beresford St car park in New Brighton. Information about the market, the market philosophy, how to become a stall holder, and contact details for organisers are available from the Eco Market website. Check out their Facebook Page.
Christchurch Quake Live →
A compilation of user friendly quake data and information by Chris Crowe including: a list of all quakes by location, quake drums, latest quake by location (map), last 24 hours by location (map). The About section summerises the facts of the quake and lists key resources for information. #eqnz
Incident map of Christchurch Earthquake →
Earthquake reconstruction - see this site for... →
TWIL #21: Evan Hansen – Editor in Chief Wired.com →
Assistance for Canterbury region heritage building... →
Library admin desk made of books →
How great is this idea?
Courtney Johnston talks about how Christchurch...
Day 1 Every Pen In The House Ran Out Of Ink →
Explore the dark side / ODT →
An article about my friend Victoria’s upcoming exhibition, Smother, at Lure in Dunedin.
TWIL #20: Bas Savenije (KB) and Ellen Tise (IFLA... →
Map of damaged suburbs in Christchurch →
A screencast by catspyjamasnz about using Tweetdeck to follow eqnz news by creating a search using a variety of search terms simultaneously, e.g. christchurch quake, eqnz …
Collection of blog entries from CHCH City Library →
Flickr collection of Christchurch earthquake... →
CPIT due to reopen Monday 13th Sept →
First day back after the earthquake
I went into work for a couple of hours today. We had the green ticket to open. Remarkably we’ve suffered no damage despite being on the 6th and 7th floor of a glass building. Even the Friday drinks trolly was in one piece. I was really apprehensive going in, dreading any aftershocks. Thankfully any that happened were so minor they didn’t cause any panic, and the clean up I had to do to...
Speech for Merchant Navy Day Service →
Speech to 2010 Plain English Awards →
Pictures of Selwyn Public Library →
University of Canterbury earthquake damage →
What can the wider library community do to help?
TWIL #19: Dick van Tol (Schiphol Airport Library)... →
Smocks - library fashion in NZ →
I say bring it back.