Author: Melody

Short & (sometimes) sweet reviews by library staff #3

Melody Just one damned thing after another by Jodi Taylor: LOL! No really. This book actually makes you Laugh Out Loud! If you love brilliant English wit and sarcasm, throw in a load of sci-fi, time travel and history, a bit of mystery and action and just a hint of romance: This is the book for you. (and the next one is even funnier..:-)   Michaela Damned : life is short, death is forever / Chuck Palahniuk: “Are you there, Satan? It’s me, Madison.” This is not Judy Blume… typical Palahniuk twistedness (although not quite as warped as Beautiful You, another...

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Remember Legacy this ANZAC Day

This Anzac day, and in fact all Anzac days, Remembrance days, and all the days in between, it is important to not only remember the courageous men and women who have fought for this country, but also the families and loved ones left behind. Being ex-defence force myself, along with many friends and family members, I am very conscious of the struggle of those waiting at home. Not knowing where your partner is. Not knowing how long your children might be gone. Not knowing if your father will ever come home. These are the things that families of defence force personnel have felt both...

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New National Anthem!

Australia Day is almost here everyone. This important national holiday commemorates the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales, and raising of the Flag of Great Britain at that site by Governor Arthur Phillip. To celebrate, Coach Bombay, Melbourne musician, has put together this excellent parody of Outkast’s ‘Hey Ya’ reworked into the unofficial national anthem of ‘Straya’ (a.k.a Australia). https://www.cockburnlibraries.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/National-Anthem-of-STRAYA-to-the-tune-of-Hey-Ya12.mp4   For those who prefer more traditional Australia Day celebrations, check out the City of Cockburn’s website and the Events page at Cockburn Libraries website. Happy Australia Day!...

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A time to give…

A Christmas Appeal for donation of non-perishable food items Merry Christmas everyone! This festive season, Success Library and the City of Cockburn in association with Melville Cockburn Chamber of Commerce, is asking for your support. Zonta House Refuge Association urgently needs non-perishable food items to support women in need.  For more than 30 years, Zonta House Refuge Association have supported women who have experienced family and domestic violence, mental health, homelessness and other life crises. Zonta House provides refuge and transitional accommodation, holistic support services and education to women over the age of 18. Zonta House is committed to supporting women to lead...

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Minecraft

Minecraft is amazingly popular at the moment. Think LEGO but on a computer screen. Kids and adults all over the world are playing this creative game. Earlier this year, Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum held an event called Minecraft 100. 100 players were encouraged to come in for the day and be a part of the ‘Powercraft’ mod and show off their mad Minecraft skills. Players come in all sizes, from 7 to 70! Check out some of the amazing builds from this infinitely creative world.  For fun, here is an excellent Minecraft music video parody! Cockburn libraries has a great selection...

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The Maze Runner

Last week saw the release of the new movie The Maze Runner, a film based on young adult series of the same name by author James Dashner. The story follows Thomas, who wakes up in a box with no memories except for his name. When the box opens, he is surrounded by boys of varying ages with the same problem. The excitement begins when Thomas emerges from the box and finds himself trapped in the Glade which is surrounded by an enormous stone maze that no one has been able to escape. In addition to being trapped by giant walls...

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