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Read, Review & Win this winter

Relax On The Sofa

Now that winter has really settled in it's time to curl up with the latest bestseller and a hot chocolate and catch up on some well deserved reading. And if you write a short review afterwards and enter it in Mosman Library's Read, Review & Win competition you might even win a great prize. 

There are a couple of ways you can enter, either come into the library…

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Added by Merilyn on July 2, 2014 at 13:07 — No Comments

Read, Review & Win Summer Reading Program 2014

Get ready to start reviewing! Read, Review & Win is on again over January and we have some great prizes to give away weekly. You can enter your reviews online or in person and this year you can even add your reviews straight onto the…

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Added by Merilyn on December 10, 2013 at 14:30 — No Comments

The Luminaries wins Man Booker Prize 2013!

Congratulations Eleanor Catton! At 28 she's the youngest Man Booker Prize winner ever! The Luminaries is also the longest book ever to win at 832 pages, so if you borrow this one from the library I hope you're a fast reader!…

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Added by Merilyn on October 16, 2013 at 16:26 — No Comments

Booker Prize Longlist 2013 Announced

 

What an interesting list of titles we have in the longlist this year. These authors, many of which you may not have heard of yet (but soon will), have been selected from 151 hopefuls. If you are looking for a good book this list should provide some inspiration. …

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Added by Merilyn on July 24, 2013 at 18:38 — No Comments

Read, Review & Win Winter Reading Program

Hibernate under the covers this winter with Mosman Library’s Read, Review & Win Winter Reading Program for adults. It’s easy to enter, simply curl up with a good read and after you’ve finished tell us in a couple of sentences what you liked (or didn’t like!) about the book. There are some great prizes are up for grabs so start writing your reviews now. You…

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Added by Merilyn on June 18, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments

What's your favourite Aussie read!

Get Reading has begun the search for Australia's favourite books of all time and has invited all Australians to nominate their favourite homegrown books. Whether it's an Aussie book you read recently or a beloved book from your childhood make sure you cast your vote (or votes as you can enter…

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Added by Merilyn on June 4, 2013 at 17:10 — No Comments

Mosman Library Trivia Night

Mosman Library Trivia Night

When: May 22, 2013 @ 7pm

Where: Mosman Library

To celebrate Library & Information Week 2013 Mosman Library is having a fun filled evening of trivia where you can test your general…

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Added by Merilyn on April 30, 2013 at 17:56 — No Comments

World Book Day March 7, 2013

Modern Toss

Photo courtesy of The Guardian 2/3/13

Celebrating World Book Day, Thursday March 7, 2013. Long live the book! …

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Added by Merilyn on March 5, 2013 at 14:30 — 1 Comment

Library Lovers Day 2013

For most people February 14 means only one thing, chocolates, roses and romantic dinners for two. But 7 years ago Valentine’s Day took on a new meaning and now a celebration of everything we love about libraries. And let’s face it what’s not to love!

 

This year at Mosman we are celebrating Library Lovers Day with something different. Our ‘Movies Love…

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Added by Merilyn on February 12, 2013 at 13:30 — No Comments

Great Reads for Library Lovers Day

With Library Lovers Day (February 14) just around the corner now seems a likely time to think about our favourite romance novels, which doesn't only mean Mills & Boon. There are hundreds of great love stories out there that are far from the trashy romances you may associate with this genre. Here’s just a few which if you haven’t read them are bound to ignite your passion for romance.

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Added by Merilyn on February 6, 2013 at 15:00 — No Comments

Read, review & win this summer

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Attention all readers! Pick up your pens and get ready to start reviewing because Mosman Library is once again running its successful Summer Reading Program over the holiday season. We are looking for willing and able book reviewers to write a short review and go into the draw to win some great prizes. Enter your review online when you join the library’s own social…

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Added by Merilyn on January 2, 2013 at 15:53 — No Comments

Mosman Library Literary Trivia Night.

Winning team The Miss Marples

 

Mosman Library’s Literary Trivia Night turned out to be loads of book loving fun and the perfect finale to the National Year of Reading 2012. What better way to celebrate reading than to hold a literary trivia night formulated to challenge even the most well read book buffs. 

 

Six rounds of questions including general fiction, classic and children’s fiction, Dickens, books to…

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Added by Merilyn on December 5, 2012 at 13:58 — No Comments

NSW Premier's Literary Awards 2012 shortlists announced.

They've been a long time coming but the NSW Premier's Literary Awards shortlists have now been announced with Anna Funder's All that I am once again in the running for a literary prize. She is up against 5 other prominent Australian authors including 2011 Miles Franklin winner Kim Scott. Overall there are 72 authors and illustrators competing for a share of $360,000 in the 14 categories including the 2012 NSW Premier's History Awards.

 

The Christina…

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Added by Merilyn on November 5, 2012 at 16:00 — No Comments

It's time to 'Get Reading'!

Sometimes in the demanding chaos of our daily lives we forget to dedicate some time…

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Added by Merilyn on September 3, 2012 at 17:30 — No Comments

Maeve Binchy's novels will live on....

 

The writing world lost one of its greatest contributors on July 30 2012 with the death of Irish queen of fiction Maeve Binchy. Undoubtedly one of the world’s most successful novelists Binchy has sold over 40 million copies worldwide translated into 30 different languages. Born in Dalkey in Co Dublin Binchy…

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Added by Merilyn on August 1, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments

Countdown to 'The Reading Hour'!

Reading aloud to children is one of the most rewarding aspects of parenting in the early years and you only have to see a child's rapt little face to know that this is a much-loved activity for them also. Reading aloud is not always possible every night but if…

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Added by Merilyn on July 31, 2012 at 15:30 — No Comments

Discover a great book this winter and tell us about it!

"Read, Review & Win" this…

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Added by Merilyn on June 19, 2012 at 18:00 — No Comments

Mosman Library’s Big Day In 2012! Celebrating Library & Information Week.

Mosman Library’s Big Day In 2012 turned out to be a big day out for the many Mosman residents who joined in the celebrations on Saturday. The resounding success of last year’s Library and Information Week’s Big Day In gave us good reason for a repeat performance…

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Added by Merilyn on May 28, 2012 at 15:50 — 1 Comment

What are your favourite Aussie novels??

Is it Cloudstreet or My Brilliant Career, The Slap or maybe Jasper Jones? Any one of these could be voted in the top 10 Australian novels of all time. What’s your favourite? To celebrate the National Year of Reading 2012 the ABC Tuesday Evening Book Club is throwing it out there to Aussie readers to tell them their top 3 Aussie reads.

 

You can vote from…

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Added by Merilyn on May 11, 2012 at 12:18 — No Comments

2012 Miles Franklin Longlist

Undoubtedly Australia’s richest and most prestigious literary award, the Miles Franklin, has recently announced the longlist for 2012. Now over 50 year old the award remains as influential today as it was in 1957 when Patrick White became the very first recipient for his epic tale Voss. This year for the first time the longlist is dominated by women which is fantastic…

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Added by Merilyn on April 27, 2012 at 14:00 — No Comments

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