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Library Lines

Library Lines: 18 April 2017

Children can enjoy some fantastic activities at the library this week as part of the School Holiday Program. The fun starts at Gunnedah Library on Tuesday, 18 April with stories and handicrafts featuring popular Australian author Mem Fox, for the younger children up to 7 years at 10.30am and a session will be held for the older children from 3.30pm to 4.30pm. Places are limited for the older children’s group; please contact the Library for bookings on 6740 2190.

This week we are delivering book bags to shop owners and employees who otherwise wouldn’t have access to the library. If you are working in a shop and are unable to visit the library to borrow books, magazines, or talking books, just contact our staff and we can organise a fortnightly delivery of library materials free of charge.

The Library has received another box of talking books in MP3 format. These talking books are excellent for people going on a long car or train trip as they hold the entire text of a title on one CD.
Titles received and ready to be checked out include the latest mystery book by Lee Child Gone Tomorrow; Sue Grafton’s X, and Tom Holt’s science fiction title Doughnut.

Other books added to the collection include 50 Large Print titles, including Just One More Day a romantic novel of World War II written by Jessica Blair, and Wings: One Hundred Years of British Aerial Warfare by Patrick Bishop. ‘… within the space of a hundred years, military aviation has morphed from the exotic to the mundane – an activity which was charged with danger is now carried out by computers and unpiloted drones.’

If you can’t find a title or subject you’re interested in, just ask the library staff and we will be happy to help.

See you soon at the library!

Library Lines: 11 April 2017

School Holiday programs will be commencing on Monday, 10 April with a visit to Curlewis Library from 1.30pm to 3.00pm. The fun starts at Gunnedah Library on Tuesday, 11 April with stories and Easter orientated handicrafts for the younger children up to 7 years at 10.30am and a session will be held for the older children from 3.30pm to 4.30pm. Places are limited for the older children’s group, please contact the Library for bookings on 6740 2190.

This week we are delivering book bags to the House bound residents, ensuring they also have access to the library resources. If you know of anyone who is elderly, or fragile and are unable to visit the library to borrow books, magazines, or talking books, just contact our staff and we can organise a fortnightly delivery of library materials free of charge.

We have just received a big delivery of Large Print books! Amongst the new titles are Twelve Babies On A Bike: Diary Of A Pupil Midwife by Dot Dunn, a mystery thrilled by Mary Higgins Clark called The Cinderella Murder and ‘Criminally good. The new novel from the No.1 bestseller’ by Martina Cole titled The Good Life.

The Library has received another box of talking books in MP3 format. These talking books are in all genres, including Sweet Memories Of You by Ellie Dean, The Eye Of Heaven a thriller by Clive Cussler, State Of Emergency by Andy McNab, and Midnight Sun by Jo Nesbo. Please check with the library staff to ensure that your player can handle the MP3 format, which is different to the more usual CD recordings.

See you soon at the library!

Library Lines: 4 April 2017

Plenty of new books have been added to the library this week:

None fiction titles include Rip Off! Australian Fraud, Deception and Dirty Tricks by Peter Taylor, Learn to Crochet: All You Need Guidebook just the thing for those rainy days ‘contains 320 easy projects from accessories to homewares, for those new to crochet’ The Weekend Carpenter with ‘over 25 simple and stylish pieces to make for your home’ by Phillip Gardner, and The Australian Gardening Encyclopedia which contains ‘more than 2000 plants, cultivation requirements, detailed reference table’ – just the thing you need when planning a new garden or renovating an old one!

Lovers of novels haven’t been forgotten either!

New books include Cast Iron ‘an Enzo MacLeod investigation’ by Peter May, the latest thriller by the ever popular James Patterson and Ashwin Sanghi, titled Private Delhi, Danielle Steel’s The Mistress,
and the latest thriller by Nicci French Saturday Requiem, described as ‘Sophisticated, gripping, addictive … crime novels that are head and shoulders above the competition.’

Remember that library membership is free to residents and ratepayers, and also to visitors of the shire. You just need to fill out an application form, provide some written proof of your address, and you can start to borrow books at once.

See you soon at the library!