Library Lines: Tuesday, 12 March, 2019

Plenty of new books were added to the library during the last week.

In keeping with the theme of Multicultural March, many of the books are set in different countries of the world.

Included in the selection are: The Wolf Hour by Sarah Myles, described as ‘a searing contemporary thriller … a family in crisis against the backdrop of war-torn Africa’. Stephen Kind ‘One of the great storytellers of our time’ has written Elevation, set in a small town in America. The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveistrup is set in Copenhagen and is ‘a full-throttle thriller in the tradition of classic Stieg Larsson, drenched in atmosphere and charged with adrenaline.’ Something closer to home ‘set in the old-growth eucalypt forests and vast rugged mountains of southern Tasmania, The Orchardist’s Daughter is an uplifting story about friendship, resilience and finding the courage to break free. It’s by the International bestselling author Karen Viggers.

All these books are ready to be borrowed and enjoyed.
There’s plenty going on in the library – on Wednesday morning from 10.00am until 12.00pm the Family History Group meet to research local and family history. Anyone is welcome to attend these meetings, and if you’re new to historical research members of the group will get you started.

For children aged between eight and 12 years, Junior Brain Games at 3.30pm on Wednesday afternoon offers children the opportunity to stretch their minds with reading, drawing, comprehension, and puzzles such as join the dots, find the objects, mazes and word games. Bookings are essential for this program – please ring (02) 6740 2190 for more information and to see if space is available for your child.

Children needing reading help can come to the library on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons to ‘borrow a senior’ to assist them. Seniors will offer help and encouragement as the children read aloud and practise their skills. Bookings are essential – please ring 67402190 to ensure there is space for your child, and a senior is available.

Got a Saturday morning with nothing to do? Come along to the library’s Knit and Natter, Colour and Chatter morning from 9.30am to 12.30pm. Bring along your own handicraft project to work on, and enjoy some fun, fellowship and laughter, along with a cuppa.

See you soon at the library!