Library Lines: Tuesday, 13 November, 2018

Newcomers to town who want some local history, or people tracing their family tree, should visit the library on Wednesday morning at 10.30am when the Family History Group meets. Members can help you with your research and the library also has an excellent collection of local history books. We also have copies of the local paper going back for many years that can be consulted in microfiche and microfilm format using a special reader to enhance the text and photos.

Just ask the library staff for assistance – we are happy to help!

Residents of Curlewis can use the library deposition station in the town hall, which is open on Monday afternoons from 1.00pm to 3.00pm. A staff member is on hand for storytelling and handicrafts during those two hours, or you can browse the collection of fiction, non-fiction and children’s books for various ages. There is no need to book and no costs involved – just come along and enjoy.

Christmas isn’t that far off, and people are starting to think gifts, gifts, gifts! For something handmade, borrow Holiday candy and confections by Dede Wilson. There are 21 specific Christmas sweets that you can make, including Turkish delight, Italian nougat, sugarplums and angel food candy. The book includes coloured illustrations and easy instructions.

Youngsters can be kept amused with a new board book Hide and seek animals. As well as a little story, each page has several seek and find searches that can keep children amused.

Adults might like to try Great convict stories: dramatic and moving tales from Australia’s brutal early years by Graham Seal. The book has poetry, black and white pictures and extracts from letters and documents, with easy reading text. There is also Great Australian motorcycle stories by John Bryant, which includes the tale of a man making a wooden motorcycle!

Fiction readers should try The last thing she told me a thriller by Linda Green, described as an ‘emotionally-charged suspense novel’, or The hideaway, a romance novel by Sheila O’Flanagan; ‘The truth is too shocking to face, But you can’t hide for ever …’.

See you soon at the library!