Want to learn more about the World Cup, football, or the countries playing? The Library has that covered with this selection of resources.
The World Cup is being held in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. You may be a big football fan and know all about the game. Want to brush up on the history? We've got you covered. Or maybe you're new to the game and want to learn more? The library has books to help you learn everything from the basics to records to scandal. Take a look at some of our new books on the great game in the selection for FIFA World Cup below.
Did you know that Palmerston North City Library will be hosting breakfast screenings? Choose a country to support or just come along for the fun.Football World Cup 2018
Maybe the whole family is getting involved in watching? We have a range of materials to help build literacy, skills, and knowledge around the game. Check out our Football reads for families.
Want to brush on some foreign phrases before the game? Check out our Learn a Language books in library or have a play with Mango Languages.
Or maybe you want to host a screening at your home and have some food from the countries you are watching play? Check out the selection of cookbooks to match our breakfast screenings. Check out our FIFA eats! list below.
Want to get literary? Why don't you try a book from a country playing in the World Cup? Take a pick from World Cup Reads. You never know when that literary reference can come in handy . . .
Football at our Libraries
The food & cooking of Russia : discover the rich and varied character of Russian cuisine, in 60 authentic recipes and 300 glorious photographs
The Adriatic kitchen : recipes inspired by the abundance of seasonal ingredients flourishing on the Croation island of Korcula
Immerse yourself in your team's travel, language and current news.
Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection
A great resource for curious travelers and serious researchers.
This special collection allows for focused study of all areas of the hospitality industry, including the cultural aspects of travel and leisure activities, the economic impact of tourism and more. It provides unparalleled coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism field.
Learn a language, with more than 40 foreign language courses available (including English).
Mango utilises an engaging interface, and easy, intuitive interactive tools to deliver practical conversational skills and valuable cultural insight for new languages. Lessons include strategically placed memory-building exercises to help users remember what they are learning in addition to critical thinking exercises, which help them to intuitively understand the language and adapt it to similar conversations.
This database provides instant access to 5000 plus newspapers and magazines, from 100 countries in 60 languages on your PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone.
This database provides instant access to 5000 plus newspapers and magazines, from 100 countries in 60 languages on your PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone. As well as current issues, there is an archive dating back 90 days. New features offered with Press Reader are interactive tables of content, foreign language translation (in 17 different languages) social sharing and text-to-voice conversion.