Category: Adult Non-Fiction

Delve into our Collections and discover your next read with curated lists and suggestions from Hamilton City Libraries staff.

Queens jubillee feature

Queen's Birthday and 70th Jubilee

Wednesday 1 June | Adult Non-Fiction

This coming weekend is not just Queen's Birthday weekend, but the celebrations of Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee, marking her 70 year reign - the longest ever for a British Monarch! Pam…

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International Tea Day UN Graphic and tea book display

International Tea Day

Wednesday 18 May | Adult Fiction, Adult Non-Fiction, Young Adult, Children

This weekend International Tea Day will be observed all around the world! Each year on 21 May, the long history and deep cultural and economic significance of tea is recognised.

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My Penguin Year

Journey to the Last Continent

Thursday 28 April | Adult Non-Fiction

Read about wildlife cameraman Lindsay McCrae's adventurous year living alongside Emperor penguins in his memoir My Penguin Year, then follow on with one of these titles based on similar themes.

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Irish Family History

Researching your Irish family history

Wednesday 16 March | Adult Non-Fiction

It's said that "everyone's a little bit Irish on St Patrick's Day".

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LibChoice Outdoor kid guidebook

Librarian's Choice: Hamilton & Waikato: The ultimate family guidebook

Wednesday 9 March | Adult Non-Fiction, Children

Title: Hamilton & Waikato: The ultimate family guidebook Author: Ceana Priest This book is a valuable resource for families looking for local outdoor activities to take their whole family on.

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2022 Ockham Awards Shortlist

Wednesday 2 March | Adult Fiction, Adult Non-Fiction, NZ Books

The shortlist for this year's Ockham New Zealand Book Awards were announced this morning.

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Increasing Awareness of The Brain

Tuesday 18 January | Adult Non-Fiction

Chartwell Library displayed several books which raised awareness about Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease.

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Top Library Apps

Best Library Apps for your New Device

Tuesday 11 January | Children, Young Adult, Adult Fiction, Adult Non-Fiction

Did you get a new device for Christmas or in the holiday sales? Make the most of it - and your library membership - with these library apps! If your new…

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librarian choice bring our girls back

Librarians Choice: Bring Back our Girls

Friday 7 January | Adult Non-Fiction, Librarians Choice

An astoundingly powerful account of the dramatic rescue of the group of Nigerian school girls who were kidnapped by fundamentalists in 2014.

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New Year Challenge Launch Tile

New Year Learner Challenge

Sunday 2 January | Adult Non-Fiction

Have you made learning a resolution this year? Why not take on the New Year Learner Challenge from LinkedIn Learning!

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Heritage Lit Awards

NZSA New Zealand Heritage Literary Awards 2021

Monday 1 November | NZ Books, Adult Non-Fiction, Adult Fiction, Children

The New Zealand Society of Authors announced the winners and runners-up of this year's New Zealand Heritage Literary Awards at the Christchurch Heritage Festival on 22 October.

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LibChoice Navigating the Stars

Librarian's Choice: Navigating the Stars

Friday 22 October | Adult Non-Fiction, Librarians Choice, NZ Books

This beautifully rendered, oral history retelling, weaves together the history of New Zealand, as known in Maaori traditional narratives.

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