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Library Lines: Tuesday, 03 March 2020

It’s Multicultural March in the library, and there’s plenty to see and do!

If you want to learn about a different culture, the library is the place to come!

We have plenty of books about:
Travel – what to see and do in different lands;
Language and Literature – fact and fiction about different languages;
Gardening – where do all those different flowers and plants come from?;
Cooking – great recipes from different lands;
Biographies – Famous people from different countries, and of course you can read about the diverse culture in Australia in our Australian section, and how people of different countries helped shaped the society we enjoy today.

There are also countless fiction books to whet your appetite for different lands.

Amongst the new books added to the collection this week are The land beyond the sea a historical novel set in the Near East by Sharon Penman, The lost summers of driftwood ‘a gently flowing tale of heartbreak and hope’ set in Australia by Vanessa McCausland, and, going further afield, I will miss you tomorrow a Mystery novel set in Norway by Heine Bakkeid.

If you’re not already a member of the library, join up – it’s free and it’s fun, and you will have access of all the materials available for borrowing – books magazines, Talking books, Large print books, DVDs, and CDs.

Even if you don’t want to join the library, you, and your children, can take part in the many programmes that the library runs: Brain training @ the library on Mondays, Toddler time on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Junior brain Games on Wednesday afternoon, Bookends Literacy Assist on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons. If you require any information about these programmes, just ring the library on 67402191 or come on in and have a chat to the friendly staff!

See you soon at the library!

Library Lines: Tuesday, 25 February 2020

There’s still some time for the young, and the young at heart, to come into the library and test their memory of favourite and well known, and some not so well known!, fairy tales! Hidden in plain view around our Fairy Tale Castle are the clues to twenty five well known tales by Grimm, Anderson and Aesop. Grab a form, have a good look at the castle, and fill in as many answers as you can, and be in the running for some great local prizes – movie passes, book vouchers, and coffee and cake vouchers.

So come along to the library and join in this fun and free competition – Fairy Tale February ends soon!

Plenty of new books have been added to the collection this week, including many Large print books, and also Talking Books.

In the case of the Large Print titles, remember that it’s the only copy on the shelves – there’s no normal print copy, so readers should check out the Large print shelves and perhaps get new titles by their favourite authors.

People who like reading Jodi Picoult will enjoy The mothers by Genevieve Gannon, a book about ‘Two couples, one baby, an unimaginable choice’ – it’s described as ‘both heart-breaking and heart-warming’. Also by an Australian author is The lost summers of driftwood ‘ a story of lost loves, rekindled passions, tragedy and betrayal’ by Vanessa McCausland. Readers of thrillers will enjoy James Patterson’s latest novel Blind side, a Michael Bennett novel.

People preferring fact to fiction can borrow, amongst many other titles added to the collection, Eucalyptus: health, cleaning, laundry, planting: practical everyday guidance by Lesley Dobson. As well as describing different types of trees, the book has simple recipes and handy hints, with lots of photos. There’s also Living with allergies: practical tips for all the family by Emma Amoscato, and The end to pain: how nutrition and diet can fight chronic inflammatory disease by Jacqueline Lagace.

See you soon at the library!

Library Lines: Tuesday, 18 February 2020

If you haven’t come into the library yet to see our Fairy Tale Clues Castle, you still have time to come and enter our competition! Just look carefully at the castle, and spot the clues to 25 popular and well known fairy stories. Fill out the entry form, and be in the running for prizes of book vouchers, coffee and cake vouchers, and movie tickets. There are fairy tale reference books to assist, and the competition is open to people of all ages – the young and the young at heart!
So come along to the library and join in this fun and free competition!

And don’t forget, if you’re not a member of the library, join up! Not only can you then access the many books and services that the library provides, but the 7,000 library member will receive a goodie bag full of … goodies!
Even if you aren’t the lucky 7,000th person, you’re still lucky because you have joined a great cultural venue.

Not only can you borrow books, paperbacks, magazines, DVDs and CDs, talking books and electronic resources, you can also participate in many of the programmes and competitions the library runs, use the computers, and relax in a safe and welcoming space.
Lots of new books have been added to the shelves this past week.

Wanting to plan your next Australian trip? Three Lonely Planet books are available to be borrowed: East coast Australia, Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef, and Australia which includes a map of Sydney. All the books are, as usual for the Lonely Planet set, packed with information about things to see and do, and places to eat and sleep.

If your children have gifted you with an iphone or tablet for Christmas, and you’re still puzzling over it’s operation, borrow iphone for seniors or, Android tablets for seniors Everything is explained in clear language, with plenty of illustrations. The library staff can also assist with information about one on one tutorials held at the Community College.

Little readers can enjoy some new board books, such as Peppa’s first pet, and Peppa pig: the fire engine.
Lovers of mystery and thriller books can borrow Ian Rankin’s Westwind, described as ‘a gripping, page-turning suspense masterclass’, or borrow Tony Jones’ In darkness visible which ‘blurs the lines between fiction and political reality, creating a page turning, intriguing and gripping thriller.’

Happy reading!

See you soon at the library!

Library Lines: Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Fairy Tale February is in full swing at the library!
Enter our Fairy Tale Clues Castle competition and be in the running for prizes of book vouchers, movie tickets and coffee and cake vouchers! Come into the library, study the castle, and from the clues hidden there, guess the names of the 25 well known fairy tales! It’s easy, fun, free, and open to participants of all ages!

If you’re not already a member of the library, step into a wonderland of books by joining the library during Fairy Tale February. Our 7,000 member will receive a library goodie bag full of … well … goodies! So come on in, join up, and see if you are the lucky person!

Even if you aren’t the lucky person, you’re lucky because you have joined a great cultural venue. Not only can you borrow books, paperbacks, magazines, DVDs and CDs, talking books and electronic resources, you can also participate in many of the programmes and competitions the library runs, use the computers, and relax in a safe and welcoming space.

Plenty of new books have been added to the library shelves this week, including Lonely Planet’s best of Australia: top sights, authentic experiences’ great if you’re planning a trip to the capital cities and nearby regions, The house of bridges’ by Jane Cockram ‘crackles with tension, hitting all the right notes for readers …’ and Journeys into the wild: the secret life of a cameraman by Gavin Thurston – ‘stories of what it takes to track down and film our planet’s most captivating creatures.’

As well as our Fairy Tale Clues Castle, we are launching the ’20 books for 2020’ reading challenge! The challenge is to read 20 books with such fascinating and diverse categories as ‘A book with a title starting with W’, ‘’A book published in the year you were born’, ‘A book with any part of your name in it’, and “A book recommended to you by a friend’. With 20 such interesting and fun sections you won’t find it difficult to complete the reading challenge!

Just ask at the desk for the entry form on which you detail and rate your selections!
Happy reading!

See you soon at the library!