Thursday, September 25, 2014

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.