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Ned Kelly Awards

Ned Kelly Awards

The Ned Kelly Awards (or the Neddies) celebrated their 20th Anniversary over the weekend at the Australian Crime Writers Award dinner in Melbourne. The Ned Kelly Awards are Australia’s oldest and…

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Added by Sarah Wild on August 24, 2015 at 17:56 — No Comments

Great Winter Reads

We’re past the middle of Winter now, but it’s still really cold outside, and so it’s perfect weather to curl up with a really good book at night.

We thought we would post some of the most borrowed books over Winter thus far, as a bit of extra inspiration for some absorbing books to read. 

"Falling in Love" by Donna Leon

In…

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Added by Sarah Wild on July 28, 2015 at 17:30 — No Comments

Book Titles at the Oscars

It's hard not to get a bit excited about the Oscar Award ceremony, and we noticed with interest just how many book titles were part of the nominations list this year.

Here are just some of the books:

"Gone Girl" by Gillian…

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Added by Sarah Wild on February 23, 2015 at 16:11 — No Comments

Library Lovers Day

The 14th of February is (also) Library Lovers Day, and the staff in the Library have nominated books that they love. They are either some of our ‘all-time favourite’ books, or books that we’ve read recently that we’ve really enjoyed.…

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Added by Sarah Wild on February 12, 2015 at 15:38 — No Comments

Our favourite Staff Picks for 2014

The staff at the Library have nominated these books as some of  their favourite reads for 2014.  

"The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt

A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by a friend's family and struggles to make sense of…

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Added by Sarah Wild on December 23, 2014 at 15:49 — No Comments

Prime Minister's Literary Awards

Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Arts Minister George Brandis have announced the shortlists for the 2014 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards.

The 2014 shortlists feature some of Australia’s most significant and recognised writers, as well as gifted debut authors across all six award…

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Added by Sarah Wild on October 21, 2014 at 17:00 — No Comments

New Armchair Travel Books

Armchair Travel…
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Added by Sarah Wild on October 14, 2014 at 15:35 — No Comments

Most Borrowed Books

We decided to add a section about the most borrowed books in the library, as we thought that it might be interesting to see what books other people are borrowing. The most borrowed books for the past week were:

1. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid : the Ugly Truth" by Jeff Kinney

2. "Life After Life" by Kate Atkinson

3. "Private : No. 1 Suspect" by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

4. "Big Little Lies" by Liane Moriarty

5. "In the Dark" by Deborah…

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Added by Sarah Wild on September 29, 2014 at 16:52 — No Comments

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