7 March 2014
Christchurch music lovers – every week get your Freegal on and download your three free music MP3s.
- George and Tammy When George Jones died last year, The Atlantic reported “the late country singer never sounded as good, or as corny, as when with his ex-wife (Tammy Wynette)”.
- Musical Youth some tasty versions of Pass the Dutchie
- Foxes wonderful jangly pop.
- Candy Dulfer bringing saxy back.
- Keep calm and relax this compilation features the splendid I’m kissing you by Des’ree (you might remember it from Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet), Prefect Day by Lou Reed and some more yummy titles.
- William Basinksi The Disintegration loops is one of the most eerie yet soulful pieces of music I’ve ever heard. Wikipedia reports: Basinski finished the project the morning of the September eleventh attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, and sat on the roof of his apartment building in Brooklyn with friends listening to the project as the W.T.C. towers collapsed.
Download with your library card and PIN.
What have you downloaded this week? Do tell!
7 March 2014
We have just introduced a collection of Chinese eBook titles into OverDrive with a view to exploring other languages as content becomes available. We recognise that English is not necessarily the first language of our members.
Spread the word if you know people who may be interested!!
There is no doubting the popularity of OverDrive, our downloadable eBook and eAudiobook collection. We have thousands of fiction and non fiction titles to satisfy your reading needs.
7 March 2014
“These photos were taken with my husbands 1st camera with his first pay.” 1957/
Want to learn how to use your digital camera better? How about popping along to this class at our South Learning Centre in Beckenham. It takes place over the next two Saturdays.
Using Your Digital Camera
A two part series suitable for beginners. It costs $10 for the two day course.
Part One: Saturday 8 March, 1 to 3pm
Learn how to compose a good photography using basic composition techniques and how to download photographs onto the computer.
Part Two: Saturday 15 March, 1 to 3pm
Learn how to manage your photographs and do some basic editing using standard computer software available on most PCs
Book your spot in the class by phoning us at 941 5140 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
5 March 2014
During World War One, many soldiers sent a weekly letter full of news to family, friends and loved ones back home. Many of those letters didn’t arrive, but those that did were kept. The letters lived on, long after the writers and recipients had passed away. Eventually the letters were stashed away in boxes in attics.
In recent times, these letters have been recovered and read for the first time in decades. Some families decided to keep these letters private, but others have chosen to have the letters published. These letters do not glorify war, telling instead of young men far from home ‘doing their bit’ for king and country.
But what happens now? In an era of Facebook and Twitter, cellphones and email, do soldiers still send letters home, and if so what do they say?
Do they tell you that the cook is not as good as Mum? Were they pleased to hear that you won a prize at the local A&P? Do they want to know how your exams went? Will they tell you that is is snowing hard and they had a snowball fight? Will they tell Mum and Dad not to worry, and all is going well? Will they tell you that they will be home soon? And will they ask you to wait?