Library Lines: Tuesday, 27 November, 2018

Talking Books are in focus this week!

If you don’t have time to read, but perhaps do some driving, or a planning a long drive or train trip, there’s nothing better than a Talking Book to listen to! The stories are complete, lively and interesting, and a great way to get a book fix if you haven’t got time to sit down and read.

We’ve added a batch of new talking books to the collection this week, many of them non-fiction and set in Australia.

Start your talking book adventure with Bill Bryson’s Down under, this humorous travel writer’s adventures in Australia. Then there’s Outback heroines: true stories of hardship, heartbreak and resilience by Sue Williams.

Teachers, or ex-teachers, may enjoy Great Australian outback teaching stories by Bill ‘Swampy’ Marsh.

If you prefer to listen to fiction, you can try the mysterious and chilling classic Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay. Even more mysterious is Dean Koontz’s Darkest desires: the Makani trilogy which includes three stories about ‘an extraordinary heroine’. Detective Harriet Blue ‘needs to find the killing machine fast, even if the cost is her own life. So she follows him down the Australian South coast with only thing on her mind …’ Liar Liar is the title of James Patterson and Candice Fox’ new thriller.

The library is also a collection point for the Community Christmas Appeal, so you can leave contributions of toys, gifts and non-perishable foods to be distributed to the needy.

Junior Brain Games children will have a different programme this week. Instead of the story reading and comprehension, and brain games such as spot the difference, find the objects, mazes, and word games, Cameron McFarlane from Royal Life Saving will be presenting a CPR information session for children.

The session will take an hour and will assist children to have strategies to cope with if CPR should be necessary for family and/or friends. The children will have the opportunity to practise their skills on the manikins and ask questions.

Although numbers are usually limited to ten children for Junior Brain Games, if other children, or their parents, wish to attend this session they are welcome, but please ring the library on 67402190 to book a place – Knowledge of CPR would be a good skill to have before the opening of the new pool complex in Gunnedah, so come along and learn something new at the library!

See you soon at the library!