Author: Lawley

Wi(i)nners

Recently the Cockburn Libraries held a competition to give away a Wii sports pack. Anyone one who joined the library during June was automatically entered, and existing members received one entry for every rating or review they contributed to the library catalogue. One of the Cleary family (pictured above with City Librarian, Duncan Furphy) was the lucky library member drawn out of the hat, so the whole family turned out winners because they are now the proud owners of a Nintendo...

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The Dead Path – Big Book Club's August title

This month the Big Book Club features the debut novel of Brisbane author Stephen M. Irwin – The Dead Path This supernatural horror novel, set in Brisbane, involves a man who can see the dead, a spooky piece of suburban bushland that has inexplicably escaped the building developers’ bulldozers, and some missing children. The Big Book Club is a state wide book club that features a different book each...

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ABC TV's First Tuesday Book Club

Being the first Tuesday of the month it is time for the August edition of ABC TV’s First Tuesday Book Club, tonight at 10pm on ABC1. The two books to be discussed in tonight’s program will be Lee Child‘s latest Jack Reacher thriller Gone Tomorrow, and Jeffrey Eugenides 2002 novel,...

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Man Booker Prize longlist

The longlist for this year’s Man Booker Prize has just been announced. ‘The five Man Booker judges have settled on thirteen novels as the longlist for this year’s prize. We believe it to be one of the strongest lists in recent memory, with two former winners, four past-shortlisted writers, three first-time novelists and a span of styles and themes that make this an outstandingly rich fictional mix‘ – James Naughtie, chair of judges (from Man Booker Prize longlist press release ) The Children’s Book A. S. Byatt (Random House – Chatto and Windus) Summertime J M Coetzee (Random House...

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Family History Week at the State Library

The State Library of Western Australian is presenting a whole week of presentations to celebrate National Family History Week. There will be tours on the State Library’s Genealogy Centre and the Battye Library as well as a showcase of some of the hidden treasures lurking in the State Library’s collections. Check the State Library’s website for the complete program details and information about the speakers and...

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Money Matters – July events @ your library

It’s the start of a new financial year, so this month’s events have a financial theme. But before we get to matters of money, we have Smacznego! – a Polish Cooking masterclass. It’s this Saturday at Spearwood Library, and you’ll learn how to make Pierogi and Kutia. Tasty! In the current global economic climate superannuation is a hot topic, so Spearwood Library will be hosting Understanding Superannuation on Thursday 23 July. This information session will be presented by Barry Lang from Centrelink’s Financial Information Services . On Monday 27 July Spearwood Library will host an information session on the...

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