Amos Oz

When we welcome to a new year, unfortunately Amos Oz could not have seen the first light of 2019 as he passed away on 28 Dec last year. A wonderful Israeli writer and intellectual, he did not only publish 40 books in his life time but also Oz was the first Israelis writer to advocate peace resolution- two state solution for Israeli-Palestinian conflict for the past half century. Continue reading

Episode 2 – Resilience with Dr Nicole Weeks

“Resilience” – “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” this old saying speaks to the quality of resilience. Dr Nicole Weeks, a research psychologist at Macquarie University is our guest today. Nicole is working with Resilience Research and training systems, founded by Dr Monique Crane at Macquarie, you can find out more about this at – The views expressed in this Podcast are not necessarily those held by the City of Parramatta Council.

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Haunting Reads for Halloween

Our librarian delves into the origins of Halloween and recommends a few of her favourite haunting reads. To reserve books shown in the video for yourself click the links below:

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

The Woman in Black by Susan Hill

Poe: Stories and Poems by Gareth Hinds

Ring by Koji Suzuki

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Exorcist by William Blatty

Silence of the lambs by Thomas Harris

Rosemary’s baby by Ira Levin

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Turn of the screw by Henry James