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Nau mai Haere mai Welcome to Napier Libraries

Napier Libraries aim to provide safe and welcoming community spaces, where the informational, recreational and educational needs of everyone are met with free and personalised service.

Napier Library is now open at the new temporary location at MTG Hawke's Bay (1 Tennyson Street).  You can access the library via the Herschell Street entrance which has accessibility ramps and parking along with after hours book returns.

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Under red skies: three generations of life, loss and hope in China

by Karoline Kan
A deeply personal and shocking look at how China is coming to terms with its conflicted past as it emerges into a modern, cutting-edge superpower.

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The October man

by Ben Aaronovitch
This is a tale about the Queen of the Harvest, the October Man, and the little-known time the vineyard around Trier started to eat people...

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The guardian of lies

by Kate Furnivall
1953, the South of France. The fragile peace between the West and Soviet Russia hangs on a knife edge. And one family has been torn apart by secrets and conflicting allegiances.

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Cilka's journey

by Heather Morris
Cilka is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, in 1942. Cilka learns quickly that power, even unwillingly given, equals survival.

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The body: a guide for occupants

by Bill Bryson
Bill Bryson sets off to explore the human body, how it functions and its remarkable ability to heal itself. A brilliant and funny attempt to understand the miracle of our physical and neurological ma...

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Anna of Kleve: queen of secrets

by Alison Weir
Anna's past is never far from her thoughts, and the rumours rife at court could be her downfall. Everyone knows the King won't stand for a problem queen.

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Summer Holiday Events at the Library
Come and join in some of the fun events at Napier and Taradale Libraries over the Summer Holiday Period. We have Night Before Christmas Tales, 3D Printer Sessions, a Murder Mystery Night, magical entertainers and many more!
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Progress made on Napier Library project
The new Napier Library is growing closer to becoming a reality with due diligence on the top three sites having been completed.
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