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

ockham shortlist 2022

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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2021 top 50 titles

Top Adult Fiction Titles of 2021: Part Two

Wednesday 23 February | Adult Fiction

How many of these popular titles have you checked off your to-read list? You can check availability or place a hold by clicking on any title below.

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2021 top 50 titles

Top Adult Fiction Titles of 2021: Part One

Wednesday 16 February | Adult Fiction

How many of these popular titles have you checked off your to-read list? You can check availability or place a hold by clicking on any title below.

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Top 50 YA Poster

Top Teen Titles of 2021: Part Two

Wednesday 9 February | Young Adult

How many of these top teen titles have you read? You can place a free hold by clicking on any title below.

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Top 50 YA Poster

Top Teen Titles of 2021: Part One

Wednesday 2 February | Young Adult

How many of these top teen titles have you read? You can place a free hold by clicking on any title below.

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Series or Standalone

Series or Standalone?

Wednesday 26 January | Adult Fiction

Do you prefer to read series or standalones, or do you not mind either way? The excitement for the next book in a series is something we always look forward…

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FFR Little Women

Friday Film Review: Little Women

Friday 21 January | Adult Fiction

David from Hillcrest Library reviews films each Friday. This week, he reviews Little Women, directed by Greta Gerwig.

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increasing awareness

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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FFR The Lighthouse

Friday Film Review: The Lighthouse

Friday 14 January | Adult Fiction

David from Hillcrest Library reviews films each Friday. This week, he reviews The Lighthouse, directed by Robert Eggers.

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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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FFR Years and Years

Friday Film Review: Years and Years

Friday 7 January | Adult Fiction

David from Hillcrest Library reviews films each Friday. This week, he reviews Years and Yearscreated by Russell T Davies.

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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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