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Library Lines: Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

If you have a favourite book, or a new book that you would like to read that the library doesn’t have, just give the library staff the author and title of the book, and we will either purchase the title or obtain it for you by inter library loan and let you know when the book is available.

Lots of new titles have been added to the library shelves this week.

New fiction titles include the latest mystery by Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman, A measure of darkness, described by Stephen King as ‘brilliant, page-turning fiction…’ and an FBI thriller Paradox by Catherine Coulter. Fans of historical fiction will enjoy Alison Weir’s Jane Seymour: The haunted queen, one of the Six Tudor Queens series.

Closer to home are a couple of books by Australian authors. The last of the Bonegilla girls by Victoria Purman is the story of four girls who make Australia their home after World War II. You won’t be able to go past a novel of ‘Discovery. Desire. Deception’ by Kayte Nunn, The Botanist’s daughter, taking the reader from Victorian England to present day Australia.

If you love Oliva Newton-John, you will enjoy ‘The long awaited memoir of Australia’s sweetheart Don’t stop believin’. Also new on the shelves is Raising girls by Steve Bidduplh’s, a book about ‘helping your daughter to grow up wise, warm and strong'.

Armchair and intending travellers will enjoy the Lonely Planet’s Best in travel 2018, a little book with plenty of colour photos and handy tips on the top ten countries, cities, regions, and trends.

It is now the last term of school, and if your child needs a little extra reading help, see the library staff about booking a place for your child in the library’s Bookend program. Bookings can be made for twenty minute blocks on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons.

Children can select books from the library shelves, or bring along their own, and read to seniors who will give help and encouragement and assist with reading skills.

See you soon at the library!

Library Lines: Tuesday, 18 September 2018

The library’s Spring Book Sale is still in full swing. Books are being renewed each day, so come along and grab a bargain. Books are two dollars each, and paperbacks and magazines are 20 cents each. Books are available in all genres – fiction, non-fiction, biographies and children’s books.

This Wednesday, the library will deliver bags of books to the Housebound library clients. If you, or anyone you know, are unable to make it to the library due to illness or lack of transport, you can sign up for the library’s Housebound service. Simply fill out a form stating your preferences - normal print, large print or talking books - the genres you prefer and how many books you would like. The library staff will select the books and deliver them to your home. Just come in or ring the library on (02) 6740 2190 for more information or to sign up for this wonderful and free service.

Lots of new titles have been added to the stock this week. Amongst the new books include The cutting edge, a thriller by Jeffrey Deaver, an author described as “a master of crafting intricate crimes that are solved through guile, tenacity and sheet creative genius”. The Moscow deception by Karen Robards is The Guardian series book two and is sure to keep you turning the pages to follow the adventures of Bianca St Ives, con-woman and thief. Boy swallows universe is by Australian author Trent Dalton and is a contemporary fiction novel set in Brisbane.

Fans of facts have two new books to absorb. Informaniac: become an expert in an hour by Stuart Derrick and Charlotte Goddard. This book includes more than 4,500 facts about things ranging from inventions, how the universe works to the future! There is also Guinness World Records: science & stuff. This book is also divided into categories and includes information about ten experiments to try at home.

See you soon at the library!