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Library Lines: Tuesday, 21 August 2018

If you prefer to read books on your device, or listen to books, you can now connect with our eResources via the library home page on the net. Click on rbDigital and follow the prompts to join our digital library and get access to hundreds of audio and electronic books and magazines. If you encounter any problems with your log in and downloading of books, just ring the staff on (02) 6740 2190 for help.

Plenty of new books have been added to the library’s collection during the last week.

Amongst the new titles are Surprise me, Sohpie Kinsella’s latest novel. It is described as ‘… wise, witty, brimming with love and packed full of surprises.’ The new novel by Australian author Penelope Janu On the right track contains ‘intriguing characters and a colourful setting.’ Then there’s the latest thriller by Dean Koontz: ‘Jane Hawk faces the fight of her life …’ down The crooked staircase. This book has been called ‘Psychologically complex, masterly and satisfying.’

Nonfiction readers can take an armchair Short walk around the pyramids & through the world of art by Philip Isaacson. Ancient and modern art are pictured, and what to look for in each work is clearly and concisely explained; a great introduction to art of all genres.

Melt: a book of chocolate by Louise Nason and Chika Watanabe is half art book, half cooking book. Beautiful photos are supplemented by easy to follow recipes for chocolates, spreads, bon bons and more.

Parents and carers of preteens may want to read What’s happening to me?: the answers to some of the world’s most embarrassing questions, by Peter Mayle. Although this book was first published in 1975, it has a clear and easy to understand girl’s guide, boy’s guide, and covers those questions like “Why is my voice acting so funny? Why do I get pimples? Why am I getting hairy?” and so on. You won’t shy away from the cartoon illustrations which make it clear and easy to understand.

See you soon at the library!

Library Lines: Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Ten people enjoyed a morning of fun and friendship at the launch of Knit and Natter, Colour and Chatter at the Gunnedah library on Saturday, 4 August during Local Government Week.

If you couldn’t make it, don’t worry; the program runs each Saturday from 9.30am until 12.30am and participants are welcome to attend during this period. Those who embroider, knit, crochet or do any fabric work will need to bring their own materials, but the library will provide crayons, colouring pencils and permanent markers as well as colouring in books and templates. Morning tea is available, booking is not required and best of all, it is FREE! Children are also welcome to attend.

Plenty of new books have been added to the library’s collection during the last week.

Amongst the new fiction titles are In the valley of blue gums by Australian author J. H. Fletcher. Then, ‘a true feast for the senses’ The little Italian bakery by Valentina Cebeni, with delicious recipes scattered amongst the prose of the story. Fans of Tom Clancy will enjoy this novel about Jack Ryan Jr written by Mike Waden Line of sight. The book is described as ‘a brilliantly constructed thriller that packs a punch like Semtex.

If you own or work in a shop and can’t make it to the library to borrow one of the books, ring up and ask to be added to the Shop Bound library service. You will just need to fill out an application form, tell the library staff your reading preferences and a bag of books will be delivered to your work location every two weeks. Once again, this Shop Bound library service is free of charge!

Perhaps you prefer to read books on your device, or listen to books? Connect with our eResources via the library home page on the net. Click on rbDigital and follow the prompts to join our digital library and get access to hundreds of audio and electronic books and magazines. If you encounter and problems just ring the staff on (02) 6740 2190 for help.

See you soon at the library!

Library Lines: Tuesday, 07 August 2018

The collection box for items to help farmers suffering from drought is still in the library, and people are able to donate items – non-perishable foods and household necessities – to distribute to farmers in need. The donation drive will run until 10 August, 2018. If you would like to contribute to people in need, please check the list of requirements and drop your contribution into the box!

Knit and Natter, Colour and Chatter was launched last Saturday, 4 August, and is held in the library every Saturday morning from 9.30am to 12.30pm. To compliment your knitting time are two books Tea cozies, edited by Virginia Brehaut, and Wild tea cosies, by Loani Prior. Clever fingers can try the designs for ‘Candy popcorn’, ‘Harlequin Flower’, ‘Liquorice allsorts’, ‘Sea squirt’, ‘Cottage garden’, ‘Funky fish’ and many more, sure to delight and grace a tea setting anywhere!

Two other nonfiction books added to the collection this week are Using computers for seniors: absolutely everything you need to know by Paul McFedries, and Social media for marketing: harness the power of social sites to promote your product or service by Jennifer Abernethy. Both books contain easy to follow information suitable for beginners.

Fiction readers will be keen to try the latest historical novel by Conn Iggulden The falcon of Sparta. Then there’s the thriller by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown The rising sea: a Kurt Austin adventure from the NUMA files. ‘Twisted plots, shocking characters, breakneck pacing … guaranteed to keep you up all night’ is the description given to Alex Kava’s Lost Creed a mystery novel involving a missing child. By bestselling Australian author Fiona McCallum is Making peace, ‘an uplifting story of new and old friendships, letting go of the past and looking to the future …’

See you soon at the library!

Library Lines: Tuesday, 31 July 2018

There are plenty of new things happening in the library in August!

Knit and Natter, Colour and Chatter is a new programme that will be launched during Local Government Week, on Saturday, 4 August, at 10.00am in the library. The programme invites people of all ages to come into the library and enjoy some creative and social time doing their handicrafts or relaxing with some colouring in.

Handcrafters can work on their own projects or for items for charity, and they will have to bring their own supplies; the library will supply colouring in sheets and community art books, as well as colouring in pencils, crayons and texta colours. Tea and coffee will be available.

Olwyn Jones from the Embroiders’ Guild of Gunnedah will be on hand at the launch to teach the joys of knitting to participants. No bookings are required, it’s free, and all are welcome – just drop in for as long as you like from 3.30am to 12.30pm.

On the 1 August, the library will be launching its new eResources platform: RBdigital. Library members can download the app and have access to hundreds of magazine titles and books in either electronic or audio format for multiple devices at their fingertip. You will be able to have books and magazines wherever you go. To have access to the eResources you need to be a member of the library, so make sure you come along and join up. Ask the library staff for help in setting up your account and start accessing this digital library with its great range of titles.

We all know that the farmers are suffering due to the drought conditions. There is a collection box in the library for donated items – non-perishable foods and household necessities – to distribute to our farmers in need. The donation drive will run until 10 August. So if you would like to contribute to people in need, please check the list of requirements and drop your contribution into the box!

See you soon at the library!