Library Lines: Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Want to take your brain out of the cold weather doldrums? Come along to Brain training @ the Library. It’s held twice a week on Mondays at 10.30 am and 3.30pm and lasts for an hour of fun and friendship – and brain games! Meet new people, borrow some books, have a laugh, enjoy a cuppa, and try some stimulating brain games such as memory, trivia quizzes, join the dots, spot the difference, and various word and number games. It’s fun and it’s free!

And for youngsters, there’s the after school Junior Brain Games every Wednesday afternoon at 3.30pm, focusing on literacy, language and numeracy, with story reading and book discussion, and then thirty minutes of activities. Bookings are required for this programme as space is limited, so ring 67402190 to book a place for your child.
Plenty of new books have been added to the shelves during the last week.

If your child is struggling with science, or you just want to get a better grip on some basic principles, try Help your kids with science: a unique step-by-step visual guide’ by Carol Vorderman. The book is divided into Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Then there’s Kings of the road: 50 cars that drove Australia – a pictorial book with some information about each of the car brands mentioned. Young girls or their parents might look to have a look at Girl stuff: for girls aged between 8-12: your real guide to the pre-teen years by Kaz Cooke. Chapters include The new you, Being healthy, Family, Friends and Feeling good.

Fiction readers of thrillers will enjoy Adrian d’Hage’s latest book, The Russian affair where CIA Agend Curtis O’Connor has a avert world disaster. Described as ‘a deliciously enjoyable read – warm, funny and romantic A room at the manor by Julie Shackman is set in Scotland. The cowgirl by Australian author Anthea Hodgson switches between past and present in a novel that’s ‘Funny, heart-wrenching and warm.’

See you soon at the library!