Travel Guides

In our latest YouTube video Nisa talks about some of the great new travel guides we’ve added to our collection over Summer.

We’ve recently updated our travel guide collection with the latest editions, so why not drop in, have a look and borrow a book or two. Maybe start planning that trip you have been thinking about!

Lonely Planet

Bradt Travel Guides

Eyewitness Travel Guides

Insight Guides

All About Books – Summer 2020

The latest edition of our reading suggestions guide for adults and teens is now out for Summer 2020. It has an amazing array of books that are being published over the next 3 months in a variety of genres and subjects – there is sure to be something for everyone. Pick up your FREE copy at any of our Library branches or click the cover to download. Each book cover in the guide contains a one-click link to our Library Catalogue for easy reservations. Why not quick link your copy even before it is published!

We are also asking for feedback about the format and contents of All About Books via a short survey in order to help us make the booklet even better. You have until Sunday 15 March 2020 to complete the survey and you can go into the draw for a chance to win a $30 book pack prize – just for having your say. The survey can be completed here or ask Library Staff for a paper copy.

Don’t forget that the All About Books – Kids edition for 0-5 year olds is also out and available at any of our Libraries. It has a range of suggested books to read as well as many fun puzzles.

The Land Before Avocado, Book Review

THE LAND BEFORE AVOCADO BY RICHARD GLOVER

A funny and frank look at the way Australia used to be – and just how far we have come.

‘It was simpler time’. We had more fun back then’. ‘Everyone could afford a house’.

There’s plenty of nostalgia right now for the Australia of the past, but what was it really like?

In The Land Before Avocado, Richard Glover takes a journey to an almost unrecognisable Australia. It’s a vivid portrait of a quite peculiar land: a place that is scary and weird, dangerous and incomprehensible, and, now and then, surprisingly appealing.

It’s the Australia of his childhood. The Australia of the late ’60s and early ’70s.

Let’s break the news now: they didn’t have avocado.

It’s a place of funny clothing and food that was appalling, but amusingly so. It is also the land of staggeringly awful attitudes – often enshrined in law – towards anybody who didn’t fit in.

The Land Before Avocado will make you laugh and cry, feel angry and inspired. And leave you wondering how bizarre things were, not so long ago.

Most of all, it will make you realise how far we’ve come – and how much further we can go.

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Out of the Box – October 2019

A small snapshot of a selection of new titles that arrived in October.

Happy Reading!

NON FICTION

FOR THE KIDS

Look What I See by Judi Barrett (Board Book)

Window of Hope by Robert Vescio (Picture Book)

Sleep, My Bunny by Rosemary Wells (Picture Book)

Colours, Chatterbox Baby (Picture Book)

Spots and Dots: First Patterns Playbook (Board Book)

Vognox the Viking and the Island of Skeletons by Nick Falk (EJ FALK)

Cloud Boy by Marcia Williams (Junior Fiction)

YOUNG ADULT

Out of the Box: New Arrival Highlights – June 2019

Another busy month is over and our Library’s shelves are bursting with new arrivals! In fact some titles are so popular we have had to order additional copies.

This month’s snapshot includes, audio books, DVDs, fiction, non-fiction, junior, young adult and eAudio and eBooks.

It is easy to reserve the titles you are interested in; click on the title and have your library card and password/pin ready.

ADULT NON-FICTION

Ditch by Herman Koch

Evvie Drake starts over by Linda Holmes

Frankissstein a love story by Jeanette Winterson

Lady’s guide to etiquette and murder by Dianne Freeman

Lifetime of impossible days by Tabitha Bird

Blood orange by Harriet Tyce

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

Conviction by Denise Mina

The Ottoman Secret by Raymond Khoury

Zero sum game by S.L. Huang

A love story for bewildered girls by Emma Morgan

The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Fall or dodge in hell by Neal Stephenson

The slipping place by Joanna Baker

The lost queen by Signe Pike

The white girl by Tony Birch

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