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For Anzac Day: Great War stories

There are many accounts of the First World War. Ahead of the 96th remembrance of Anzac Day, we select some that spoke to us: http://blogs.mosman.nsw.gov.au/library/article/196/great-war-stories

Added by Mosman Library on April 24, 2012 at 15:00 — No Comments

Staff picks, June 2011

Recommended Library Reading List - June 2011

Beck, Greig.

This green hell.

ADVENTURE /BECK

Fallon, Jennifer.

The undivided.…

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Added by Mosman Library on June 2, 2011 at 11:42 — No Comments

Why old bookstores smell so good



Drew examines the old books

When wood is made into paper, lignin breaks down into a polymer similar to vanilla...

http://www.youmightfindyourself.com/post/977906714/lignin-the-stuff-that-prevents-all-trees-from

 

via…

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Added by Mosman Library on February 8, 2011 at 17:36 — No Comments

Mosman Library, EBL eBooks & the Kobo

Mosman Library offers eBooks from the EBL collection. Here’s how you can borrow an eBook and read it on…

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Added by Mosman Library on February 8, 2011 at 13:00 — No Comments

Library News & Views - Summer 2010/2011

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Added by Mosman Library on December 6, 2010 at 8:30 — No Comments

Sign in with your Facebook, Google or Yahoo! account

Joining Mosman Readers just got a lot easier. "One-click easy."

Previously, signing up required you to enter an email address, choose a password and fill in some basic information.

Now - by joining Mosman Readers using your Facebook, Google or Yahoo! account - all that can be done with just a couple of clicks.

And you'll have one less password to remember!

Join up - we'd love to know what you're reading, and what you recommend.

Added by Mosman Library on November 11, 2010 at 10:30 — No Comments

Recommended reading for August



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New additions to the collection - August 2010 (PDF 324KB)

Here are our staff picks

Gibbins, David.

The mask of…

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Added by Mosman Library on July 27, 2010 at 15:04 — No Comments

Read, Review & Win! weekly prizes in winter

Let There be Light II



Winter is a great time for curling up with a good book, so why not share your latest read, and, at the same time, go into the draw to win a weekly prize.

On offer are Mosman Library bags, vouchers to spend at a local bookshop, and some great surprises.

Reviews posted between July 1 and August 31 are eligible for weekly prizes!

Write a short review here on Mosman Readers, or pick up a review card from the front…

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Added by Mosman Library on July 1, 2010 at 15:30 — No Comments

New books at the Library: recommended reading for July 2010

No book. Cat.



RECOMMENDED READING LIST JULY 2010

Dee, Jonathan.

The privileges.

F /DEE

Dunne, Dominick.

Too much money.

F /DUNN

Khadivi, Laleh.

The age of orphans.

F /KHAD

Min, Anchee.

Pearl of China.

F…

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Added by Mosman Library on June 23, 2010 at 11:20 — No Comments

Free eBooks from the National Library of Australia

A selection of the National Library's out-of-print publications are now available as PDF for free download & reading.

Titles on offer include:

  • Cook & Omai: The Cult of the South Seas
  • Gold Fever! Life…
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Added by Mosman Library on June 23, 2010 at 10:36 — No Comments

Constance Kent and the Road Hill House Murder

Constance Kent, the murderess. [Mark Joseph Allan ca. 1866] Pictures Collection, State Library of Victoria

Next month, Noeline Kyle will talk about Constance Emilie Kent and The Road Murder at Mosman…

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Added by Mosman Library on June 17, 2010 at 17:55 — 2 Comments

Monday Matters at Mosman Library

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Added by Mosman Library on June 17, 2010 at 12:00 — No Comments

RECOMMENDED READING LIST JUNE 2010

Here are some great winter reads to warm you up these winter nights. They're all newly added books in the Mosman Library collection.…



I'm not just a music freak. I can read too!



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Added by Mosman Library on June 1, 2010 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

Books - the appearance of wisdom, not true wisdom

Are books essential for culture and learning? Plato questioned the assumption.

Phaedrus contains an imaginary conversation between two Egyptian deities, Thamus, the chief god, and Theuth, a god of inventions. In the book, Theuth invents writing and…

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Added by Mosman Library on May 14, 2010 at 11:00 — No Comments

Book Launch: The Story of Bungaree

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Earle, Augustus, 1793-1838.

Portrait of Bungaree, a native of New South Wales, with Fort Macquarie, Sydney Harbour, in background [picture]

[ca. 1826] 1 painting : oil on canvas ; 68.5 x 50.5…

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Added by Mosman Library on May 13, 2010 at 14:30 — No Comments

What if everyone on Twitter read the same book at the same time and we formed one massive, international book club?

One Book, One Twitter (#1b1t) is an effort to get everyone on Twitter to read the same book this summer. Usually such “Big Read” programs are organized around geography. Seattle started the trend for collective reading in 1998 when zillions of Seattlites all read Russell Banks’ book, Sweet Hereafter. Chicago…

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Added by Mosman Library on May 6, 2010 at 15:13 — No Comments

Stories to tell... The Making of Our Nation



The theme of this year’s statewide National Trust Heritage Festival is an opportunity to recognise the impact of individuals in shaping their community.

Mosman Library is offering free workshops to learn about documenting ‘everyman’s life.’…

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Added by Mosman Library on March 31, 2010 at 9:30 — No Comments

New additions to the collection: staff picks for April 2010



Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

  • The imperfectionists by Tom Rachman F/RACH
  • Boneshaker by Cherie Priest HORROR/PRIE
  • Blogging for bliss by Tara Frey 006.7 /FREY
  • Emotional intelligence by Jane Wharam 152.4 /WHAR
  • The liar in your life by Robert S.Feldman 177.3 /FELD
  • The Virginia monologues by Virginia Ironside. 305.26 /IRON
  • Belle de Jour’s guide to…
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Added by Mosman Library on March 29, 2010 at 16:25 — No Comments

New additions to the collection: staff recommendations for March 2010

Each month we upload a list of new additions to the collection at Mosman Library. The PDF is available from our Library catalogue web page. Here are the books staff recommend.

FICTION:

Jasper Fforde. Shades of grey. 1, The road to High Saffron. FANTASY /FFOR

Roberto Bolano. 2666. F/BOLA

Frances…

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Added by Mosman Library on February 23, 2010 at 16:00 — No Comments

Favourite Australian Novels

Last year Australian Book Review asked its readers for their Favourite Australian Novel (any era, any genre). 290 novels were nominated and the results were unveiled this month.

  1. Cloudstreet - Tim Winton
  2. The Fortunes of Richard Mahony - Henry Handel Richardson
  3. Voss - Patrick…
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Added by Mosman Library on February 19, 2010 at 16:00 — No Comments

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