Our October group was attended by seven of our members. We had a very enjoyable morning reading and discussing our two articles relating to the National Year of Reading theme for the month which is Explore. Continue reading
MAKING THE BEST OF THE SPACE AT YOUR PLACE
Parramatta Library is holding a Home Renovations and Alterations Talk
WEDNESDAY 31 OCTOBER 6.30PM – 7.30PM
SAM CRAWFORD is our guest speaker. Sam is one of 4 awarded architects in this years NSW Architecture Awards in the residential houses category. He will be discussing additions and alterations to your home and how to make the most of your home when the family continues to grow.
This is a FREE talk, to make a booking please call Parramatta City Library 9806 5159
In conjunction with our talk we are displaying an exhibition from
SYDNEY ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL 2012 AWARD WINNERS
24 October – 4 November
An exhibition of all NSW Architecture Award Winning Projects as part of the Sydney Architecture Festival 2012. The awards recognise excellence in architecture in all categories of design from residental project to commerical buildings & urban projects.
Architecture books available at Parramatta Library Continue reading
What have you been reading lately? On Thursday 11 October between 10:30 – 11:30am Parramatta City Library held a reading forum. From prize winning Australian novels to historical fictions set during the Great Wars, romances, true crime, biographies and adult non-fiction were shared. In addition, there was an online demonstration on how to discover more reading resources online via the library eresources webpage under the “reading” subject. Continue reading
Mo Yan, a Chinese writer, who has written ‘Red sorghum’, ‘Big breats and wide hips’ , ‘Life and death are wearing me out’, and many more other titles, wins this years Nobel Literature Prize for his merging of “folk tales, History and contemporary with hallucinatory realism.”
Parramatta City Library has some Mo Yan’s title available for loan.
The group knew Anh Do as a comedian and knew parts of his story so were keen to read the “full story”. The book was as funny as expected and extremely easy to read. We all wanted to keep reading and got absorbed by the storylines.
Anh Do’s most admirable quality is his positivity and ability to be thankful or see value in all his experiences.
Some readers thought that the negative and difficult experiences may have been glossed over, but as he is a comedian, the writer wanted to keep the book funny and “happy”.
Readers were surprised at the lack of racism that Anh says he wasn’t exposed to. All readers thoroughly enjoyed the book and highly recommend it.