Good comics hunting

I love comics, and am always on the troll for good ones. Yesterday I asked Twitter “Comics peeps – do you have any recommendations of comic/graphic novel memoirs or biogs? Or something sciencey?” and got some great ideas for comics reading – most of which are at the library (phew):

Thanks to @feddabonn @patrickoduffy @megingle and @rekuhs. You rock.

Check out more of our comics posts and do you have any 0ther ace comics you’d like to share?

Our names and places: Cultural mapping

Are you interested in Ōtautahi names and stories: As part of our programme of events for Matariki and Māori Language Week our Central Library Peterborough will be hosting Takerei Norton talking about the Ngāi Tahu Cultural mapping project.

He will share his knowledge of  the collection of stories and names that have been gathered from Ngāi Tahu kaumatua relating to the land.

Come along  on Wednesday, 19 June 2013, 6 – 8:30pm (THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER – WILL BE RESCHEDULED)

Miss Makeig, artist: 1902

Miss Mary Amelia Makeig is mentioned in the book The Arts and Crafts Movement in New Zealand 1870 – 1940: Women Make Their Mark by Ann Calhoun (see this Google books excerpt)

See her painting of Walter Peak, from Queenstown in the Auckland Libraries collection.

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We have digitised a rather splendid 1902 publication Tourists’ guide to Canterbury.