Now that the weather is warming up you probably won’t be thinking about knitting, but there is nothing nicer to give as a gift than a handmade item. What better place to hone your knitting and crochet skills, show off your latest projects, discussion problems and find solutions, and perhaps even get lessons in how to knit and crochet than at the library?
If you are after a cool, air conditioned space with tea and coffee available, the Knit and Natter, Colour and Chatter sessions in the library every Saturday morning from 9.30am to 12.30pm are free to attend. You don’t have to book or stay for the full three hours, just come along and enjoy yourself, meet new friends and do some creating!
Some books to inspire and help are; Cutest ever baby knits by Val Pierce; Knitting with giant needles: simple projects to knit and crochet by Hanna Erhorn; ABC crochet: an alphabet collection of amigurumi animals by Mitsuki Hoshi; Teen knitting club: chill out and knit by Jennifer Wenger and others; Knitted sock sensations by Louise Butt and Kirstie McLeod; Little Christmas decorations to knit & crochet by Sue Stratford and Val Pierce; and ‘Twas the knits before Christmas by Fiona Goble.
If knitting or crochet is not your thing, join the group anyway and colour and chatter! Crayons, pencils and colouring books are available.
Remember, Knit and Natter, Colour and Chatter is open to all age groups – anyone can come along and join in!
The library still has plenty of books on its sales table, ready to be purchased and added to your private collections. There are books in all fiction genres, all topics of non-fiction, and also some DVDs and CDs available. Books are $2 each, and paperbacks and magazines are 20 cents. So come along and see if you can find a beloved volume for your own home library, or a title that inspires a friend to a lifelong love of books and reading!
The holidays are over now, and the children are getting back into the swing of their school work.
If you feel your child needs extra help with reading, come into the library and enquire about our Bookends Literacy Assist Program – it is fun, free, and runs after school each Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoon from 3.00pm onwards. Children can borrow a senior for twenty minute blocks, read to them and the senior gives help and encouragement. The children also get the opportunity to practise their writing and try some brain games, such as find the words, opposites and plurals.
There are also some vacant places in the library’s Junior Brain Games program, which run every afternoon from 3.30pm to 4.30pm. It is a fun literacy, language and numeracy based program, with a book discussion segment.
There are activities such as spot the different, join the dots, number max, working different areas of the brain. The program is free, but bookings are essential – please ring the library on (02) 6740 2190 to see if there are places available.
Plenty of new books have been added to the shelves this week.
Australian author Kate Morton’s latest the Clockmaker’s daughter which skips backwards and forwards in time from 1862 to the present day is ‘a story of murder, mystery and thievery.’ Also set in Australia is Sisters and brothers by ever popular Fiona Palmer.
Lovers of the thriller and mystery genre will enjoy Ann Cleeves’ latest novel, set in the Shetland Islands Wild fire, with DI Jimmy Perez and Willow Reeves. There’s also a new book by Mary Kubica When the lights go out – ‘The truth will shock her to the core … if she lives long enough to discover it.’
See you soon at the library!
If you have a favourite book, or a new book that you would like to read that the library doesn’t have, just give the library staff the author and title of the book, and we will either purchase the title or obtain it for you by inter library loan and let you know when the book is available.
Lots of new titles have been added to the library shelves this week.
New fiction titles include the latest mystery by Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman, A measure of darkness, described by Stephen King as ‘brilliant, page-turning fiction…’ and an FBI thriller Paradox by Catherine Coulter. Fans of historical fiction will enjoy Alison Weir’s Jane Seymour: The haunted queen, one of the Six Tudor Queens series.
Closer to home are a couple of books by Australian authors. The last of the Bonegilla girls by Victoria Purman is the story of four girls who make Australia their home after World War II. You won’t be able to go past a novel of ‘Discovery. Desire. Deception’ by Kayte Nunn, The Botanist’s daughter, taking the reader from Victorian England to present day Australia.
If you love Oliva Newton-John, you will enjoy ‘The long awaited memoir of Australia’s sweetheart Don’t stop believin’. Also new on the shelves is Raising girls by Steve Bidduplh’s, a book about ‘helping your daughter to grow up wise, warm and strong'.
Armchair and intending travellers will enjoy the Lonely Planet’s Best in travel 2018, a little book with plenty of colour photos and handy tips on the top ten countries, cities, regions, and trends.
It is now the last term of school, and if your child needs a little extra reading help, see the library staff about booking a place for your child in the library’s Bookend program. Bookings can be made for twenty minute blocks on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons.
Children can select books from the library shelves, or bring along their own, and read to seniors who will give help and encouragement and assist with reading skills.
See you soon at the library!
The library’s Spring Book Sale is still in full swing. Books are being renewed each day, so come along and grab a bargain. Books are two dollars each, and paperbacks and magazines are 20 cents each. Books are available in all genres – fiction, non-fiction, biographies and children’s books.
This Wednesday, the library will deliver bags of books to the Housebound library clients. If you, or anyone you know, are unable to make it to the library due to illness or lack of transport, you can sign up for the library’s Housebound service. Simply fill out a form stating your preferences - normal print, large print or talking books - the genres you prefer and how many books you would like. The library staff will select the books and deliver them to your home. Just come in or ring the library on (02) 6740 2190 for more information or to sign up for this wonderful and free service.
Lots of new titles have been added to the stock this week. Amongst the new books include The cutting edge, a thriller by Jeffrey Deaver, an author described as “a master of crafting intricate crimes that are solved through guile, tenacity and sheet creative genius”. The Moscow deception by Karen Robards is The Guardian series book two and is sure to keep you turning the pages to follow the adventures of Bianca St Ives, con-woman and thief. Boy swallows universe is by Australian author Trent Dalton and is a contemporary fiction novel set in Brisbane.
Fans of facts have two new books to absorb. Informaniac: become an expert in an hour by Stuart Derrick and Charlotte Goddard. This book includes more than 4,500 facts about things ranging from inventions, how the universe works to the future! There is also Guinness World Records: science & stuff. This book is also divided into categories and includes information about ten experiments to try at home.
See you soon at the library!