Our latest edition of our reading suggestions guide, All About Books is now here! It is full of a selection of some of the best books being published in the next three months.
There is a little something for everyone from adults to teens to children, for those who like their fiction to those that prefer non fiction. Don’t forget to check out our upcoming Author Talk events in April & May.
Pick up your FREE copy at any of the City Of Parramatta Libraries or download it now (just click on the cover).
A Kurdish-Iranian asylum seeker and currently held on Manus Island, Boochani has been recognised as an Australian writer to win the $100,000 prize, the richest of its kind in Australia. Ironically the author has not been allowed to set foot in Australia by the system, yet.
One says ‘Boochani was arguably the most important literary phenomenon in Australian literature in 2018. In part, this is because of the distinctive qualities of No Friend But the Mountains, an epic work that moves between verse and prose, reportage and fantasy, the mundane and the historical. The fact that Boochani’s political memoir of what he calls Manus Prison was ever published in book form defies the odds. ‘ (The conversation http://theconversation.com/behrouz-boochanis-literary-prize-cements-his-status-as-an-australian-writer-110986 )
Saturday 23 February 2019 – 2pm – Parramatta Library
Join Alexx Stuart at Parramatta Library in talking about her new book, Low Tox Life. Learn to switch and ditch the nasties in each room of your home, for anyone who wants to make changes for the better, to create a healthier environment for their family and, in doing so, a healthier planet.
Alexx will demonstrate a great coffee body scrub, a natural room spray and a low tox dry shampoo that you can make at home from simple ingredients with samples of the body scrub to take home. Books will be on site for purchase and author signing. Light refreshments provided. Book Online | $3
2018 was a very busy year for the City of Parramatta Libraries with over 1 million loans across all our branches! We have selected the top 10 loans for adult non fiction, adult fiction, young adult fiction and junior fiction from our libraries. Have you read them all yet?
The winners of the 10th Annual Goodreads Choice Awards, as decided by readers, have been announced! To celebrate their 10th year Goodreads created a new award – Best of the Best. Readers chose The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas as the best book of their 10 years worth of winners (from 200 books!). Did your favourite book win this year? To reserve any of the winners just click on the title below – happy reading.