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Week 8 - A book by a female author

You’ll be spoilt for choice this week.  There are as many styles of writing as there are women in the world, so you’re bound to find something to your taste in the library. Check out our most popular female authors below, or go on a voyage of discovery amongst the shelves.
Female Fiction is …
                                   Intelligent  and

Our top female authors:

Gregory, Philippa
Jacobs, Anna
Macomber, Debbie
McCallum, Fiona
McDonald, Fleur
Morrissey, Di
O'Flanagan, Sheila
Pearse, Lesley
Picoult, Jodi
Roberts, Nora
Steel, Danielle

 Who is your top female author? Comment below.

Matamata Library is closed (temporarily)

Matamata Library has closed for the move to the temporary site. We are hoping to reopen as soon as possible, and we will keep you updated with the latest news.

The temporary library will be located opposite the Memorial Hall on Tainui Street. Until this opens keep using the after-hours slot at the current library if you have books to return.

Don't forget there are e-books and audiobooks available through Overdrive if you cannot be without a book (check out the digital tab for more information). Or drop by Morirnsville Library or Te Aroha Library for a change of scenery - we would love to see you.

We apologise for any inconvenience and disruption this may cause. We look forward to seeing you in our temporary library as soon as possible.We're Moooving!

Three days till book group meets!

Well, goodness!  I do hope you’ve all been reading biographies frantically, as the next book group meeting is only three days away!!

Yes, this Friday, March 3rd, 4pm at Te Aroha Library, we will convene to discuss the many life stories you have been imbibing.

Come one, come all!

And happy reading, everyone –

The team at Matamata-Piako Libraries : )

Reading Challenge 2017 - Week 7

A book with more than 500 pages!

When was the last time you were brave enough to pick up a book with over 500 pages? We tend to shy away from these tomes due to the large chunks of time they take up. And when we do commit to big books, we want them to be worth the effort.

While monster-sized books can often be intimidating and hard to get into, some of the greatest works (past and present) are over 500 pages…

Be brave, pick one today!

The Bone Clocks By David Mitchell

The Bone Clocks

The Watchers By Jon Steelewatchers

Mage’s Blood By David Hairmages blood

Dragonlance Chronicles By Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickmandragonlance chronicles

Styxx By Sherrilyn Kenyonstyxx

The Seven Sisters By Lucinda Rileyseven sisters

The Bronze Horseman Paulina Simonsbronze horseman

Dead or Alive By Tom Clancy with Grant Blackwooddead or alive

The Undivided By Jennifer Fallonundivided

Queen of Fire By Anthony Ryanqueen of fire

Week 6: A current bestseller

A current bestseller

You know that book. The one everyone wants to get their hands on… The one that is guaranteed to be a great read… The one that will be the cause of some sleepless nights… Well, why not join the masses and see what everyone is talking about? Here are some of the hottest titles in the library at the moment.

THE MISTRESS By Danielle Steel

The Mistress


night school

THE WHISTLER by John Grisham

the whistler

NEVER NEVER by James Patterson and Candice Fox

never never

FEVERSONG by Karen Marie Moning


RIGHT BEHIND YOU by Lisa Gardner

Right behind you

A MAN CALLED OVE by Fredrik Backman

a man called ove


underground railroad

Which one will you pick?