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The Stella Prize 2017

And the winner is… The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose The winner of the 2017 Stella Prize is Heather Rose for her novel  The Museum of Modern Love. The $50,000 prize was awarded on Tuesday 18 April in Melbourne.  “The Museum of Modern Love is an unusual and remarkable achievement, a meditation on the social, spiritual and artistic importance of seeing and being seen. It is rare to encounter a novel with such powerful characterisation, such a deep understanding of the consequences of personal and national history, and such dazzling and subtle explorations of the importance of...

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Books in 30 languages. Harmony & diversity.

It was appropriate that in Harmony Week 2017, culminating in Harmony Day on Tuesday, that a new language was added library’s Languages other the English collection of books and magazines. Sinhalese language is the latest addition to the Languages collections, with over 50 books written in Sinhalese now on the shelf at Success Library. That brings to 30, the number of different languages that the library has in its collections (including English, which obviously makes up the bulk of our library books and magazines). Which language is the most popular in Cockburn? Chinese language books were the most borrowed from...

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Big Library Read – ebook reading club 'til 30 March

Only until 30 March 2017 –  Art of the Pie /  Kate McDermott. Read the ebook now!  Big Library Read, March 2017 – Art of the Pie The current title for Big Library Read is Kate McDermott’s Art of the Pie. Read the same ebook as other library members around the world at the same time without any wait lists or holds. It’s a worldwide digital version of a local book club, and an opportunity for you to discover an ebook you might not normally choose to read.  Supported by one of our ebook providers, Overdrive, you can download Art of...

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Library Lovers Day

Library Lovers Day.  14 February On this day of love, Australian libraries celebrate Library Lovers Day, a day for people who love libraries and want to share their passion with others. Here are some things to love about Australian public...

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Safer Internet Day 2017 – Be safe, be smart online

Join the global celebration and unite for a better internet this Safer Internet Day! – 7 February 2017 Be the change. Unite for a better internet. A call to all internet users to join together to make the internet a safer and better place for all – especially children and young people.  Safer Internet Day has become a landmark event in the online safety calendar. From cyberbullying to social networking, each year Safer Internet Day aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues and chooses a topic reflecting current concerns. DIY eSafety checklist The DIY eSafety checklist from www.esafety.gov.au asks us to evaluate...

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