Culture Waitaki Blog
The collaborative blog of Culture Waitaki, featuring thoughts and ideas from the Forrester Gallery, North Otago Museum, Waitaki District Libraries and Waitaki District Archive.
It was with a lot of excitement Jane Macknight and I met with Chris Smith the curator at the W.D Trotter Anatomy Museum on Tuesday 9 August. We found the Museum on the 2nd floor of the
Staff member Maclean interviewed a regular library patron about her experience as a user of resources and services in our Library, and the daily life of a Library in these times.
YouTube has taken over the social media world during the last few years. Along with internet popularity, many YouTubers have also scored book deals. Below is a list of five YouTubers who are also published authors.
This installment of Current Reads comes to you from Assistant Youth Librarian Kerrie Gamble.
Her Current Read is 'Ink and Bone' by Rachel Caine.
In this exhilarating series, Rachel Caine rewrites history, creating an exciting and dangerous new world.
Welcome to the second in a series here on the blog, where we interview library staff and ask how they became librarians.
The librarian featured here is the fabulous Maclean Barker:
Jane Macknight, Director of the Gallery, Museum, Archive is delighted to announce a substantial gift from the Sutton family – the complete record of the Waitangi Station, from the late 1880s to 1970s through its farm diaries.
Welcome to a new blog series, where we ask Oamaru Public Library staff how they became librarians.
First up is Debbie Price-Ewen, Reference and Digital Services Librarian.
A photographic exhibition by NZ photographer Wayne Barrar.
9 July to 4 September 2016
Behind the scenes. This is the second blog in a series of three focused on the North Otago Museum’s geology collection.
This installment of Current Reads comes to you from Social Media and Digital Support Librarian Julia de Ruiter.
Her Current Read is Big Magic: creative living beyond fear by Elizabeth Gilbert.
Lately I've really been enjoying listening to podcasts. They are great for multitasking, you can just pop in your headphones and listen while you're on a walk, cleaning the house or commuting.
Below is a round-up of my favourite book related ones.
On Wednesday 1 June 2016, the Omarama Community Library opened in a new building. It had been closed for a couple of months due to the retirement of the main volunteer.
This installment of Current Reads comes to you from Social Media and Digital Support Librarian Julia de Ruiter. Her Current Read is 'Hello Tokyo: handmade projects and fun ideas for a cute,Tokyo-inspired lifestyle' by Ebony Bizys.
During May, the Oamaru Library celebrated New Zealand Music Month.
We had a number of fantastic performances from students of local music teachers. It was great to celebrate the talent that abounds in the Waitaki District.
Behind the scenes. This is the first blog in a series of three focused on the North Otago Museum’s geology collection.
This installment of Current Reads comes to you from Julia, Social Media and Digital Support Librarian.
I recently came across this beautiful non fiction book called 'Improbable Libraries' by Alex Johnson.
There might not be much to see in our gallery spaces right now. That is because we are working hard on the Cultural Facilities Development Project. We are doing a lot of work behind the scenes on our Collections and developing our top Themes and Stories.
Something very cool has been happening in the Forrester Gallery lately. Students from Waitaki Girls’ High School and St Kevin’s College have been visiting. It has been wonderful having the youth of Waitaki attending and performing at the openings and Artist talks.
This installment of Current Reads comes to you from one of our fabulous library volunteers, Ethelwyn.
Ethelwyn is also part of our monthly Book Chat group and shared this book there too.
Her current read is non fiction book, The Prison Book Club by Ann Walmsley 365.609 WAL
The following excerpt was sent to us from Ben a DOC worker on Raoul Island. He describes his work and experiences living on a volcanic Island. If you want to see more photographs from the Kermadec Islands pop up to the wonderlab.