Monday, 26 July 2010

Goodreading

We have a new magazine at the library called Goodreading. This is a great magazine for book lovers and contains reviews and other book news. The July issue includes a feature on Bret Easton Ellis and his follow up to Less Than Zero called Imperial Bedrooms, an article on romance - and why you shouldn't knock it till you've tried it, profiles of a range of successful teenage writers and even a list of book suggestions for people who can't find anything they like to read! Plus there are also heaps of reviews and information about new books.

You can place a hold for free so that you will be notified when it is available.

Check Catalogue

Deb

Monday, 19 July 2010

Melbourne Writers Festival


The Melbourne Writers Festival program is now available - it features over 300 different writers, as well as debates, workshops, readings, films and more. It runs from August 27th to September 5th. For more information go to their website.

Some of the high profile authors who are going to be there include Jostein Gaarder, Alex Miller, Nicholas Shakespeare, crime writers Val McDermid, Michael Robotham & Peter Temple and also non fiction writers such as Tim Flannery.

Deb

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

This classic Gothic novel is great fun to read as it is so macabre and over the top. The passions and deviousness of the characters are all larger than life and it is gripping waiting for their villainous schemes to unravel.

The story is of the thwarted love between Catherine and Heathcliffe and how their unfulfilled passion eventually destroys themselves and everyone close to them.

Deb

Check Catalogue

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Future of Libraries

ABC radio national's The Book Show featured a story yesterday called 'The Future of Libraries' where they discussed the changing nature of public libraries. Once libraries were perceived as quiet places for reading and study, but now are often also full of activity and events. And in a time when information and books are easily available online, what are the implications for libraries? The show discusses these changes and featured interviews with Springvale library borrowers! If you missed the show you can still listen online at the abc website. To listen click here.