September Author Talks

City of Parramatta Libraries have once again teamed up with Public Libraries NSW to offer our communities the chance to attend FREE online author talks over the coming months. 
There are two author talks for the month of September that you can attend from the comfort of home – Tom Keneally and Matt Murphy.

Tom Keneally Presents ‘Corporal Hitler’s Pistol’
Thursday 9 September, 12.30pm

Tom Keneally will be in conversation with Christine Dearness from Willoughby City Libraries discussing his compelling new story set in early twentieth-century Australia.
How did Corporal Hitler’s Luger from the First World War end up being the weapon that killed an IRA turncoat in Kempsey, New South Wales, in 1933?
Corporal Hitler’s Pistol speaks to the never-ending war that began with ‘the war to end all wars’. Rural communities have always been a melting pot and many are happy to accept a diverse bunch … as long as they don’t overstep.
To register book online – parra.city/keneally21

Matt Murphy Presents ‘Rum: a distilled history of Colonial Australia’
Wednesday 15 September, 6.30pm

Matt Murphy will be in conversation with Eric Dodson from Lane Cove Library taking us through his account of the formation of Australia through the distorted view of a rum bottle.
He will cover questions like Would the Eureka Stockade have been different if the rebels weren’t pissed? And how were prisoners able to get drunk if Macquarie closed the only pub in the goal?..
To register book online – parra.city/murphy21

Spring into Healthy Reading

Spring into Health events and resources

Did you know September is Library Health Month? Why not check out our amazing range of events and resources to help you Spring into Health! To get you started we have compiled a list of eBook and eAudio titles to inspire a Healthy Mind, Body, Spirit, Home & Garden by improving your lifestyle and welbeing. Happy Reading!

Healthy Mind ebook list
Healthy Body ebook list
Healthy Spirit ebook list
Healthy Home and Garden ebook list
Lifestyle and Wellbeing ebook and eaudio list

Celebrating Science 2021

Link to Science related ebooks to borrow

Did you know that this is National Science Week (14-22 August)? There are many events across Australia to help celebrate the wonder of Science and the accomplishments of scientists. Why not become a citizen scientist and help advance the understanding of our world and help our scientists? Visit National Science Week for more information.

If you want to know what is going on more locally then visit Discover Parramatta for Parramatta centric events. Although the libraries are closed that doesn’t stop you from reading one of the many science related eBooks we have available for both kids and adults from science facts to science fiction. For an easy to browse selection of titles simply click on the picture above to start borrowing one now.

Happy National Science Week!

All About Books Winter 2021

Welcome to the Winter 2021 edition of All About Books. Once again there is a wonderful range of fiction and non fiction books being published for adults and teens from best selling and debut authors. The always popular Staff Picks make an appearance and news of our upcoming author talks are on page 43. Many of the titles are available as ebooks while those that aren’t can be added to your to be borrowed pile when we re-open. Happy Reading!

Ned Kelly Awards 2021 Shortlist

The Ned Kelly Awards are Australia’s oldest and most prestigious recognition honouring published crime fiction and true crime writing. The categories are Best Crime Fiction, Best Debut Crime Fiction, Best True Crime and Best International Crime Fiction. The shortlist titles have now been announced with the winners for each category announced in October. Why not see if one of your favourites have been selected or read one now.