Have a blooming good time with celebrity chef, Janelle Bloom

One of Australia’s most-loved food writers, Janelle Bloom will visit Parramatta City Library on Friday 6 August at 1.00pm, to discuss her second cookbook – Fab Food for Family & Friends – and to showcase some of her fool-proof, easy-to-follow recipes.  Continue reading

Cookbooks display and events at Parramatta City Library

Parramatta City Library is hosting A State Library of NSW travelling display – ‘Australian Cookbooks from the State Library’. Two exciting events related to food and cooking will also be held at the library. Continue reading

Review – At home: a short history of private life

Title: At home: a short history of private life

Author:    Bill Bryson                                                                                                

                                                                      Sarah’s pick 

Bill Bryson looked around his house, an old rectory in Norfolk, and used it as the basis for his latest book- examining the everyday things in our lives.  Continue reading

Discussion paper from the Last Thursday Reading Group

In recently two months, the Last Thursday Reading Group has discussed ‘Reach for the sky’, a book written by Paul Brickhill. It’s about Douglas Bader, who was a skilled pilot. However he lost one leg to aerobatics. Then, he lost another one. He used his metal legs and trained himself back to RAF when WWII started. Bader was an excellent leader, fighter, and innovator. After colliding with a German Me-109, he sat out the remaining three years as a prisoner of war at Colditz Castle, near Leipzig, Germany, repeatedly testing the reputation of the fortress as an escapeproof prison. The same title movie was on screen in 1956. Bader’s story is a story of courage, determination and possibility of reach higher, no matter what. Continue reading