Paint Parra REaD at the library

Today, is Paint Parra REaD reading day. Parramatta Library became a RED sea – red decos, red bolloons, red Tees… The members from The last Thursday Book Club read books to the children and their parents. The library had never before seen such a crowd with so many kids, parents, and prams. Those kids and their parents came together and enjoyed a morning of reading and fun, regardless their cultural differences.  

Here is the link to some wonderful photos

http://www.flickr.com/photos/parracitylib/sets/72157625338610863/show/

The 2010 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards

Whooooooooooooops………..I almost missed this one out.

This year, Prime Minister’s Literary Awards were announced a while ago but I don’t think it’s too late to let everyone know Continue reading

How crazy it can be? – a book review

Title: Crazy like us: the globalisation of the American psyche

Author: Ethan Watters

Free Press: 2010

Yes, it’s a quite crazy book title. America globalises lots of things, its Hollywood culture, high tech goods, democracy, etc…  But this book talks about illness, mental illness that America, along with other western countries, exports to other countries globally.  Continue reading

Win an eReader Kobo at Parramatta

As part of promoting programs for Your digital library, Fast Lane Checkout – self service point is running for every customer at all Parramatta City Libraries. From 15 Nov to 19 Dec 2010, customers who check items out on those fast lanes will automatically enter a draw for winning an eReader – Kobo as the 1st prize, $50 & $20 Borders gift card as 2nd and 3rd prize. It will be drawn on 20 December. Continue reading