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Library Lines: 25 July 2017

We’ve been fortunate enough to see some lovely warmer weather this week! Perhaps the sunshine will encourage you to try something new and different.

If you’d like to get involved in the colouring-in trend that’s sweeping the world, the library has several colouring-in books in different themes available to be borrowed. You can borrow the books for the normal loan period, and colour-in as much, or as little, as you like. The book is then returned and becomes available for another user. The books are part of the Library’s Community Art Project. If you would like to participate, just come on in and try your hand at this creative activity.

For people looking for new cooking ideas, the library has the following cookbooks available to borrow, Quick & Easy Paleo Comfort Foods by Julie & Charles Mayfield, A French-Inspired Café Cookbook by David Bitton, The Ultimate Entertainer How To Cook Like A MasterChef: Part Two by MasterChef Australia.

Flat Belly Diet & Flat Belly Diet Cookbook by Liz Vaccariello, French 4 Weight Loss, Chinese 4 Weight Loss Easy, Delicious, Slimming by Bodytrim are also available to borrow.

Every second Wednesday, the library delivers book bags to its housebound clients. These are people who cannot get to the library themselves, especially the elderly. If you know of a person who would enjoy library books, magazines, large print, or talking books delivered to their house once a fortnight, free of charge, please let the library staff know so we can complete the necessary paperwork.

So come along and read some great new books! Best of all, it’s all free!

Library Lines: 18 July 2017

Looking for a new hobby or something to do to fill in those cold, dark evenings when there’s nothing on TV?
Come to the library and you’re sure to find a book or activity to pique your interest!

New books added to the library shelves this week include The Good Teacher by R M Anderson, a wickedly amusing tale of lust, lies and revenge; Shadow Reaper by Christine Feehan, a shadow riders novel; and Envoy by Tobias S Buckell.

New Mp3’s added to the collection include Family Baggage by Monica McInerney, The Tree of Hands and A Sleeping Life by Ruth Rendell, and The Mountains Have a Secret by Arthur W Upfield.

Neighbours and the Law by Nadine Behan is an easy to understand guide to the different areas of law that are involved in neighbour issues and disputes, including dividing fences, retaining walls, overhanging branches, animals and noise.

For people interested in family history or wanting to start tracing their family tree, regardless of their background, the Family History Group meet at the library every 2nd Wednesday and 4th Friday of the month at 10:30am. They’re happy to help you start on your explorations and also have plenty of information about local history.

On Monday morning at 10:30am and in the afternoon at 3:30pm, the library holds Brain - an hour of fun activities designed to stimulate brain functions, such as memory, fine motor skills, concentration, and so on. It’s great fun and it’s free!

See you soon!

Library Lines: 11 July 2017

New books that have been added to the collection include, The Barefoot Investor: The Only Money Guide You’ll Ever Need by Scott Pape, Exile by James Swallow, The House of New Beginnings by Lucy Diamond and Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane.

Bring your children along to the library during the school holidays for free activities being held from 10.30am on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for the younger children. Older children (up to 12 years) can enjoy craft and activities in the afternoons from 3.30pm.

Wednesday, 13th July will be the delivery day for Shop Bound library clients. If you work in a shop, and are unable to come into the library to borrow or change your books, contact the library staff on 6740 2190 to ask for an enrolment form for the Shop Bound Library Service. All you will need to do is fill in a quick form, and answer a few questions about your reading preferences, which could include books (fiction and non-fiction) short stories, magazines, and/or talking books, and the library staff will deliver a selection to you in your shop every fortnight. And best of all – it’s a free service!

Library Lines: 6 July 2017

It’s school holiday time, and what could be nicer than to snuggle up with a good book in this cold weather?
The library has added a great batch of new books waiting to be read! There’s The Dark Lake a town of secrets waiting to explode by Sarah Bailey, Need You Dead ‘what makes a killer?’ by Peter James, Mississippi Blood ‘his thrillers grip from start to finish’ by Greg Iles, All By Myself, Alone a glamorous cruise on a luxurious ocean liner turns deadly in this thrilling novel from the queen of suspense Mary Higgins Clark.

During the school holidays, the library is offering two programs, one for the younger children up to six years in the morning on Tuesday 4th, Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th July from 10.30am. There will be a special story reading for NAIDOC week with stories of the dreamtime, followed by a handicraft. Any parent or carer can attend these sessions, which are free of charge and there’s no need to book.

The older children are catered for in the afternoons on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 3,30pm, where they can enjoy some Winter Crafty Creations! Children can make a “lava lamp and do some origami”. There are also activity packs with colouring in, puzzles and other activities to do in the library or take home. There is a limit of ten children for the afternoon sessions, so please call and book a place for your child on 6740 2190. All materials are supplied and the session is free of charge. Junior Brain Games will still be held on Wednesday afternoon.

So come on in, borrow a book, and enjoy the school holidays!