Friday, October 24, 2014

Beloved home cook Julie Goodwin to speak at
Wallsend District Library
Saturday 1 November, 10:30am

As one of Australia’s most recognisable and best-loved home cooks and a busy mum, nobody understands better than Julie Goodwin the effort, time and expense involved in putting dinner on the family table every night; not to mention having to come up with new ideas that will keep the family interested.

Her new book 20/20 Meals is a revolution in home cooking - designed to keep dinners simple, wallet-friendly and delicious at the same time. Julie brings to her cookbooks a warmth and personality that is distinctly Australian and is all about bringing people together over a wholesome meal.

“I am really excited about this new book and can’t wait to share a new collection of my family-friendly recipes,” she said.

Join Julie in proving that good, healthy family meals can be made fast and affordable. Julie will help you arrange your kitchen, get those key staples into the pantry, organise the third drawer and then it’s up to you to follow her healthy, tasty and quick recipes.

Since becoming Australia's first MasterChef, Central Coast mum of three Julie Goodwin has become a household name. Formerly an IT professional running a successful family business, she now writes a monthly column for The Australian Women's Weekly, is a bestselling cookbook author and appears weekly on the Today Show on Channel 9.

Bookings essential, please call Wallsend District Library on (02) 4985 6680.

Find more books by Julie Goodwin on Newcastle Region Library's Catalogue and Website.

Thursday, October 02, 2014

The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion

In exciting news for lovers of romance and comedy Professor Don Tillman returns in a sequel to The Rosie Project. Members of Newcastle Region Library can borrow The Rosie Effect as an eBook via our EBL collection.

If you're quick you'll have it finished in time to meet the author, Graeme Simsion, at Newcastle Library on Thursday 16th October 2014 at 12 noon.

See our website for details about the event or book your spot by phoning 4974 5300.

If you need assistance borrowing the eBook call library staff on
02 4974 5340.

 Visit Newcastle Region Library's Catalogue and Website.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Author talk - Rachael Treasure

It's been over a decade since Rachael Treasure famously pioneered the wildly successful new genre of contemporary rural fiction, with the publication of Jillaroo. Now she's blazing a trail once again with Cleanskin Cowgirls.

Told with the unique Treasure blend of authentic characters, memorable settings and shovels full of hilarious action, this big Aussie saga tackles important themes from social class to renewable energy and from drug addiction to the cult of celebrity, as well as being a fun coming-of-age story of friendship and love.

To add even more enjoyment, each copy of the book includes a free country rock song Rachael co-wrote with her fellow Tasmanians, The Wolfe Brothers.

Cleanskin Cowboys is ultimately a story about transformation and finding meaning and purpose in today's bewildering world. Once again Rachael Treasure will inspire her legions of readers to dream big and believe in the power of the individual to bring about lasting change.

Rachael's five novels and collection of stories have all been best-sellers and she is famous for inspiring the genre of rural fiction for women. In 2012 her first foray into erotica, Fifty Bales of Hay: Sexy Stories from the Farm, was a runaway success.

Come and meet Rachael, and hear her talk about her work, FREE at Wallsend District Library.

Friday 10 October 2014
Wallsend District Library
Bunn Street, Wallsend
Free event
Bookings essential: or 4985 6680

 Visit Newcastle Region Library's Catalogue and Website to discover more books by Rachael Treasure.

Zinio Australia Magazine of the month: Australian Homespun

Homespun magazine is a place of inspiration; it combines creative techniques with a vast array of styles and themes taken from a team of leading craftspeople throughout Australia and the world. 

Homespun is a publication that is at the forefront of the industry, made by people who are passionate about craft. Each issue of the magazine features step-by-step easy-to-follow project ideas and accompanying pattern sheets, a variety of crafts including quilts to bags to dolls, inspirational photographs of fantastic finished products plus interesting reads to engage and entertain.

This month’s edition ensures you will ‘accelerate into spring!’ with craft projects inspired by the beautiful weather, including beach-bound embroidery and fabric flowers just to name a few! Plus, find out which fabrics are the most popular right now, along with spring-inspired designs and patterns.

 Download the magazine FREE from Zinio, simply log onto Newcastle Region Library's Catalogue and Website to find out more.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Anne Frank: a history for today

The travelling exhibition tells the story of Anne Frank set against the background of the Holocaust.

Newcastle Region Library has the privilege of hosting this wonderful exhibition in our Lovett Gallery.

When: 3rd October - 29th November 2014 (click here for gallery opening hours)

Where: Lovett Gallery, Newcastle Region Library, 2nd floor, Laman St.

Amsterdam 1942

On her 13th birthday, Anne Frank is given a diary. A few weeks later her life is turned upside down. The Nazis want to arrest her, only because she is Jewish. Together with her family she goes into hiding.

For more than two years she will use her diary to record what she thinks, feels and experiences.

She cannot foresee that - long after she perished in the Holocaust - millions of people all over the world will be reading her diary.

To find out more about the exhibition itself visit the website here

 Visit Newcastle Region Library's Catalogue and Website.