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  • Mums the Word

    Posted 9/05/2017 by Blenheim_Library
    Where the wild mums areHOT TIP: For everyone who has someone to call MUM in their lives...

    Sunday, May 14th is Mother's Day!

    So, let's pause for a moment and honour Mum in all her glory...
  • 10 Memorable Moments in NZ Music

    Posted 5/05/2017 by Libraries
    10 Memorable Moments in NZ Music.

    May is New Zealand Music Month, time to don our old Shihad T-shirt, spin a few discs on the record player or perhaps find a new kiwi band to enjoy.

  • War Fiction - 10 of the best. Stories, particularly non-fiction, about war can be violent, ugly, and extremely sad-making. However some fiction writers have described the great European wars of the twentieth century beautifully, lyrically and passionately.
  • Lit Not Just For Chicks

    Posted 4/04/2017 by Libraries
    Check out some ChickLit and LadLit this Easter. Check out some ChickLit and LadLit this Easter Break
  • Wild About Westerns

    Posted 7/03/2017 by Libraries

    Wild About Westerns BlogDo you like thrillers, adventure stories, or romance?

    Have you ever read a Western novel?

    Westerns can be humourous, exciting, thrilling and full of livestock, landscape and sometimes love.

  • The Greatest Love Stories of All Time

    Posted 14/02/2017 by Libraries
    10 Greatest Love Stories. February is the month of lurrrrve, try one of our picks of the Greatest Love Stories of All Time!  
  • Staff picks 2016

    Posted 16/12/2016 by Libraries

    Cover of the Light Between Oceans on staff picks for 2016. Our 2016 staff pick list of adult fiction and non-fiction titles includes: books we personally loved reading this year; our library’s ‘most issued’ author; books that explored topical issues and stories so incredible it's hard to believe they're true!

    Film versions of several books were released, and Marlborough scenery starred on the big screen. starring in And despite the loss of so many famous names, we were able to round off a busy year with a book full of laughs from possibly two of the nicest men in the world. Enjoy!

  • Read blog about 6 books for a perfect al fresco Summer.  These six books will ensure you crank up the BBQ, dust down the outdoor entertaining furniture, rethink your garden design and dish up the perfect al fresco feast this Summer!
  • Book Donations from Marlborough Wiltshire

    Posted 3/11/2016 by Libraries

    See Marlborough and around through time in our library's catalogue. Marlborough District Libraries (Blenheim and Picton) now has a collection of books donated from Marlborough, Wiltshire, in the United Kingdom.

    These were gifted by our British counterpart in a city-to-city initiative. Check out the collection, which includes Adult Non-Fiction and Children's Titles.

  • Marvellous Marlborough

    Posted 12/10/2016 by Blenheim_Library

    Marlborough on the MenuThe Peter Yealands storyIt's Marlborough Anniversary day on 31st October, so check out some great Marlborough reads here on this blog, and see more on our Marlborough Books Pinterest board

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