Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A Horror-Full Youth Week Event

Come and celebrate Youth Week 2014 
at Newcastle Region Library with a zombie movie, 
food, drink and a game of skill and daring!

Saturday 5th April 2014
Newcastle Library, Laman Street

For ages 12-24

Bookings essential. Please call 4974 5340.

Secure bag storage will be provided.


 Visit Newcastle Region Library's Catalogue and Website.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Hunter Writers Centre Workshops at Newcastle Library

Blogging and Social Media - Saturday March 8

Do you want to start a blog? What to write about? Who will read it? How do you build a community of followers? How can Facebook and Twitter extend your profile?
Learn from 3 local bloggers: Linda Drummond, Ruth Cotton, Jazz Andrews

Marketing Your Book - Saturday March 22

Presented by Author Coach Robert Watson, this course is for:

Writers who haven't started to write their book yet
Authors whose books are substantially written 
Authors who have unsold copies of their book(s) 

Travel Writing With Spirit - Saturday March 29

The wonderful Walter Mason, author of Destination Saigon and Destination Cambodia
will present this popular workshop.

Click on the links for more details and to book your place.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Bilingual Collection Launch at City Branch Library

On Wednesday 26th February Newcastle City Library will launch a new bilingual children’s literature collection. The collection comprises books with text in English and more than 20 different languages side by side.

The library will add this collection to its already extensive services for users whose first language is not English. The launch will include a bilingual children’s story time in French and English.

Bilingual story times are held at City Library the fourth Wednesday of each month along with a children’s craft activity and special morning tea.

Start time is 10.30 am in the children’s area of City Library in Laman Street.

For more details call the library on 4974 5342.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

she: true stories ordinary & extraordinary

A chance to see photos and stories celebrating women whose courage, generosity and abilities have shaped our community.

Presented by YWCA Hunter Region in partnership with Newcastle Region Library and Hunter Writers Centre.

February 14 – March 22 2014
Lovett Gallery,
Newcastle Region Library

SHE Rock and Rhyme Time. Thursday February 20, 10:30 am
Stories, songs, rhymes, dancing and music for children under 3. Free entry

SHE Cares: Thursday February 27, 9:30-11:00 am, YWCA Playgroup presents a kid-friendly introduction to the SHE exhibition. Meet at 9:30 at the YWCA, 24 Dawson Street, to walk together to the Library. $7 per child/$9 per family. Newcomers welcome!

SHE Moves: Friday March 7, 5:30-7:00 pm
Celebrate International Women’s Day with an evening of dance and an original dance performance by RIPA (Regional Institute of Performing Arts), an appearance by the Desert Delights belly dancers, and circle dancing. Light refreshments. Free entry

SHE of Newcastle: Thursday March 20, 6-7 pm
Margaret Henry in conversation with Jude Conway. Key moments from Newcastle’s history with local historians and activists. Light refreshments. Free entry

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

More Favourites from Pat

Our "Pat's Picks from 2013" post proved so popular Pat has given us an extended list complete with star ratings. Once again I have highlighted titles you can access freely as eBooks from our eCollections. For assistance with eBooks call 4974 5340 or see our help sheets.

The amateur science of love Craig Sherborne ***1/2
Blackout and All Clear (e) Connie Willis ****
The troubled man Henning Mankell ***
The unknown terrorist Richard Flanagan ***1/2
Wanting  Richard Flanagan ****
People of the book Geraldine Brooks ****1/2
Millenium trilogy (e) Stieg Larrson***** (all 3 books)
The beauty of humanity movement Camilla Gibb ***
Whispering Death (e) Gary Disher ****
The Blasphemer Nigel Farndale ****
Flock Lyn Hughes ***
Exposed Liza Marklund ***
End of the wasp season Denise Mina ****
One summer David Baldacci **1/2
The school of essential ingredients Erica Bauemeister ****
The revisionist Thomas Mullen ****
The hand that trembles Kjell Eriksson **1/2
The secret river Kate Grenville ***1/3
The colour of tea Hamnah Tunnicliffe **1/2
The keeper of lost causes Jussi Adler-Olsen ****
The dovekeepers Alice Hoffman *****
The vault Ruth Rendell ****
Still riding on the storm Robert E Barrett ****
A room full of bones Elly Griffiths ***1/2
Before ever after Samantha Sotto ***1/2
All that I am Anna Funder **** 1/2
The fine colour of rust P.A O'Rielly ****
The Key Simon Toyne ***1/2
The woman who went to bed for a year Sue Townsend ****
The best exotic Marigold Hotel Deborah Maggoch ***
Zero Option (e) David Rollins ****
The killing (e)  David Hewson ****1/2
The light between oceans M L Stedman****1/2
The Boundary (e) Nicole Watson ***
The midnight promise (e) Zane Lovitt ****
All my enemies (e) Barry Maitland ***1/2
The first cut Ali Knight ****
The casual vacancy J K Rowling *
The tour Denise Scott ***
Port Villa Blues Gary Disher ***1/2
Bill the Bastard Roland Perry ****
Habits of the house Fay Weldon ****
Two Brothers Ben Elton ****1/2
Munster's case (e) Hakan Nesser ***1/2

The laughing clowns William MacGinnes ****